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Take The Lid Off A Little Part 1

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January 13, 2021
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Pastor Steven Furtick teach us how to break free from the old and step into what God has next.

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Take The Lid Off A Little Part 1

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  • - If you're looking to grow
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  • your faith and hear biblical
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  • teaching to encourage
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  • and inspire you,
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  • this is a great place to start.
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  • But this is more than just
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  • a TV episode.
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  • It's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers
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  • all over the world.
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  • It's as simple as joining
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  • of our worship experiences,
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - 1 Kings 17,
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  • - 1 Kings 17,"Now Elijah the Tishbite,
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  • "Now Elijah the Tishbite,from Tishbe in Gilead,
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  • from Tishbe in Gilead,said to Ahab, "As the Lord,
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  • said to Ahab, "As the Lord,the God of Israel, lives,
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  • the God of Israel, lives,whom I serve,
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  • whom I serve,there will be neither dew
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  • there will be neither dewnor rain in the next few years
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  • nor rain in the next few yearsexcept at my word."
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  • except at my word."Then the word of the Lord
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  • Then the word of the Lordcame to Elijah:
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  • came to Elijah:"Leave here, turn eastward
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  • "Leave here, turn eastwardand hide in the Kerith Ravine,
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  • and hide in the Kerith Ravine,east of the Jordan.
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  • east of the Jordan.You will drink from the brook,
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  • You will drink from the brook,and I have directed the ravens
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  • and I have directed the ravensto supply you with food there."
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  • to supply you with food there."We talked last week about
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  • We talked last week aboutunschedulable blessings.
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  • unschedulable blessings.Unschedulable blessings:
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  • Unschedulable blessings:it's a word I made up.
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  • it's a word I made up.It's a thing you can't put
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  • It's a thing you can't puton your calendar
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  • on your calendarbut God is going to come
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  • but God is going to comethrough for you.
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  • through for you.He's going to come through
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  • He's going to come throughfor you sometimes after
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  • for you sometimes afteryou've given up,
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  • you've given up,but this is an unusual way
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  • but this is an unusual wayfor God to provide
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  • for God to providefor his servant.
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  • for his servant.It's an unusual source.
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  • It's an unusual source."So he did what the Lord
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  • "So he did what the Lordhad told him."
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  • had told him."Verse 5.
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  • Verse 5."He went to the Kerith Ravine,
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  • "He went to the Kerith Ravine,east of the Jordan,
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  • east of the Jordan,and stayed there.
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  • and stayed there.The ravens brought him bread
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  • The ravens brought him breadand meat in the morning
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  • and meat in the morningand bread and meat
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  • and bread and meatin the evening,
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  • in the evening,and he drank from the brook.
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  • and he drank from the brook.Some time later the brook
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  • Some time later the brookdried up because there
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  • dried up because therehad been no rain in the land.
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  • had been no rain in the land.Then the word of the Lord
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  • Then the word of the Lordcame to him:
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  • came to him:"Go at once to Zarephath
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  • "Go at once to Zarephathin the region of Sidon
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  • in the region of Sidonand stay there.
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  • and stay there.I have directed a widow there
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  • I have directed a widow thereto supply you with food."
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  • to supply you with food."Now watch this.
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  • Now watch this."So he went to Zarephath.
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  • "So he went to Zarephath.And when he came to the town
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  • And when he came to the towngate, a widow was there
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  • gate, a widow was theregathering sticks.
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  • gathering sticks.He called to her and asked,
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  • He called to her and asked,"Would you bring me a little
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  • "Would you bring me a littlewater in a jar."
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  • water in a jar."Just a little water.
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  • Just a little water.Just a little water.
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  • Just a little water.Uh-oh.
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  • Uh-oh.Uh-oh.
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  • Uh-oh.Hang on.
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  • Hang on.Let's see if we can
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  • Let's see if we canget that fixed.
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  • get that fixed.Little water.
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  • Little water.Isn't it weird...?
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  • Isn't it weird...?Come on out, tech support;
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  • Come on out, tech support;help me out real quick 'cause
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  • help me out real quick 'causeI know we can get this fixed.
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  • I know we can get this fixed.Isn't it weird?
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  • Isn't it weird?Come check this out.
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  • Come check this out.I'm broadcasting right now.
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  • I'm broadcasting right now.Can you fix it?
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  • Can you fix it?Isn't it weird?
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  • Isn't it weird?Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.No, no, no.
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  • No, no, no.Yeah, see if we can
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  • Yeah, see if we canget it fixed.
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  • get it fixed.You can't fix it?
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  • You can't fix it?- Don't think so.
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  • - Don't think so.- No?
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  • - No?Fix it in the back
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  • Fix it in the backand bring it back.
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  • and bring it back.Isn't it weird--
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  • Isn't it weird--Look, look;
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  • Look, look;we're broadcasting
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  • we're broadcastingto the whole world--
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  • to the whole world--well, don't leave me hanging.
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  • well, don't leave me hanging.We're broadcasting
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  • We're broadcastingto the whole world.
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  • to the whole world.Isn't it weird how
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  • Isn't it weird howsomething so little...
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  • something so little...I mean, we're broadcasting
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  • I mean, we're broadcastingall over the world.
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  • all over the world.Isn't it weird how something
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  • Isn't it weird how somethingso little can control
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  • so little can controlsomething so big?
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  • something so big?Bring that back to me
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  • Bring that back to mewhen it's done.
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  • when it's done.We'll see if we can fix it.
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  • We'll see if we can fix it.He said, "Bring me
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  • He said, "Bring mea little water ."
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  • a little water ."How much water?
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  • How much water?A little.
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  • A little."So I may have a drink?"
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  • "So I may have a drink?"And as she was going to get it,
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  • And as she was going to get it,he called, "And bring me,
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  • he called, "And bring me,please, a piece of bread."
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  • please, a piece of bread.""As surely as the Lord
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  • "As surely as the Lordyour God lives," she replies,
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  • your God lives," she replies,"I don't have any bread-
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  • "I don't have any bread-only a handful of flour
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  • only a handful of flourin a jar and a little,"
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  • in a jar and a little,"How much?
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  • How much?- Congregation: A little.
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  • - Congregation: A little.- "A little olive oil
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  • - "A little olive oilin a jug."
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  • in a jug."A little flour in the jar
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  • A little flour in the jarand a little olive oil in a jug.
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  • and a little olive oil in a jug."I am gathering a few sticks
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  • "I am gathering a few sticksto take home and make a meal
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  • to take home and make a mealfor myself and my son,
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  • for myself and my son,that we may eat it-
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  • that we may eat it-and die."
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  • and die."Now, here's the Word
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  • Now, here's the Wordof the Lord,
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  • of the Lord,"Elijah said to her,
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  • "Elijah said to her,"Don't be afraid.
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  • "Don't be afraid.Go home and do as you have said.
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  • Go home and do as you have said.But first make a small loaf
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  • But first make a small loafof bread for me from what
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  • of bread for me from whatyou have and bring it to me,
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  • you have and bring it to me,and then make something
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  • and then make somethingfor yourself and your son.
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  • for yourself and your son.For this is what the Lord,
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  • For this is what the Lord,the God of Israel, says:
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  • the God of Israel, says:'The jar of flour will not
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  • 'The jar of flour will notbe used up and the jug
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  • be used up and the jugof oil will not run dry
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  • of oil will not run dryuntil the day the Lord sends
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  • until the day the Lord sendsrain on the land.'"
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  • rain on the land.'"She went away and did
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  • She went away and didas Elijah had told her.
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  • as Elijah had told her.So there was food every day
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  • So there was food every dayfor Elijah and for the woman
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  • for Elijah and for the womanand her family.
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  • and her family.For the jar of flour
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  • For the jar of flourwas not used up and the jug
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  • was not used up and the jugof oil did not run dry,
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  • of oil did not run dry,in keeping with the word
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  • in keeping with the wordof the Lord spoken by Elijah."
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  • of the Lord spoken by Elijah."A little olive oil in a jug.
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  • A little olive oil in a jug.A little olive oil.
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  • A little olive oil.Here's what the Lord sent me
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  • Here's what the Lord sent meto tell you today,
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  • to tell you today,"Take the lid off a little."
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  • "Take the lid off a little."You ready?
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  • You ready?Father, we stand under an open
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  • Father, we stand under an openHeaven thanking you
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  • Heaven thanking youfor your blessings.
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  • for your blessings.We thank you for rain
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  • We thank you for rainin due season.
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  • in due season.We thank you that you speak
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  • We thank you that you speakwhat we need when we need it,
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  • what we need when we need it,and when you speak there's
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  • and when you speak there'snothing the enemy can do
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  • nothing the enemy can doto snatch what is sown.
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  • to snatch what is sown.Our hearts are good soil.
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  • Our hearts are good soil.We are open to your Word.
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  • We are open to your Word.We are open to the possibility
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  • We are open to the possibilitythat in this season you
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  • that in this season youare leading us like never
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  • are leading us like neverbefore into a place that
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  • before into a place thatyou prepared for us
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  • you prepared for usbefore the world began.
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  • before the world began.We give you praise for it.
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  • We give you praise for it.In Jesus' name, everybody
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  • In Jesus' name, everybodywho receives this word
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  • who receives this wordclap your hands,
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  • clap your hands,amen.
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  • amen.You may be seated.
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  • You may be seated.Take the lid off a little.
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  • Take the lid off a little.That's crazy, Zach,
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  • That's crazy, Zach,how a little thing--
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  • how a little thing--y'all be seated.
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  • y'all be seated.How a little thing,
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  • How a little thing,something so little,
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  • something so little,can affect something so big.
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  • can affect something so big.I mean this word I just told
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  • I mean this word I just toldyou is going all over
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  • you is going all overthe world and one little wire...
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  • the world and one little wire...Wires.
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  • Wires.We were in a church one time
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  • We were in a church one timeand the sound guy said,
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  • and the sound guy said,"Quit unhooking my wires."
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  • "Quit unhooking my wires."We had our little sound
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  • We had our little soundsystem we were setting up
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  • system we were setting upand he said, "Quit messing
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  • and he said, "Quit messingwith my wires."
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  • with my wires."Isn't it weird?
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  • Isn't it weird?One little--
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  • One little--one little thing!
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  • one little thing!And in the text I was reading,
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  • And in the text I was reading,they're going to think we
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  • they're going to think weworked this out ahead
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  • worked this out aheadof time but we didn't.
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  • of time but we didn't.Isn't it crazy?
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  • Isn't it crazy?In the text we read,
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  • In the text we read,the Bible says, "It didn't rain
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  • the Bible says, "It didn't rainfor three years because
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  • for three years becauseof the word that came
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  • of the word that camefrom Elijah's mouth."
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  • from Elijah's mouth."How can the word from one
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  • How can the word from oneman's mouth control the weather?
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  • man's mouth control the weather?How can something so little
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  • How can something so littleaffect something so big?
  • 00:07:05.354 --> 00:07:05.988
  • affect something so big?Well that happens all
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  • Well that happens allthe time in your life.
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  • the time in your life.I mean, the littlest thing
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  • I mean, the littlest thingin your day can set you
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  • in your day can set youin a direction that you don't
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  • in a direction that you don'teven realize until
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  • even realize untilit is so depressing.
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  • it is so depressing.I mean, my God.
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  • I mean, my God.And you didn't even realize
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  • And you didn't even realizesomething so little--
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  • something so little--That's why I have to be so very
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  • That's why I have to be so verycareful what the first thing
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  • careful what the first thingI look on my phone for when
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  • I look on my phone for whenI get up in the morning.
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  • I get up in the morning.Because it doesn't take much.
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  • Because it doesn't take much.It doesn't take much.
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  • It doesn't take much.And I don't care who you
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  • And I don't care who youfollow on Instagram,
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  • follow on Instagram,they find a way into your feed.
  • 00:07:39.655 --> 00:07:40.957
  • they find a way into your feed.The people you unfollowed,
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  • The people you unfollowed,they find a way back into--
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  • they find a way back into--the algorithm will attack you.
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  • the algorithm will attack you.Somebody said, "The devil
  • 00:07:45.428 --> 00:07:47.029
  • Somebody said, "The devilis a roaring lion."
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  • is a roaring lion."So is the Instagram algorithm.
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  • So is the Instagram algorithm.It is looking
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  • It is lookingfor someone to devour.
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  • for someone to devour.That's why they call it a feed.
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  • That's why they call it a feed.I figured this out.
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  • I figured this out.He's looking to eat you alive.
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  • He's looking to eat you alive.Something so little.
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  • Something so little.It said, "The word from Elijah's
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  • It said, "The word from Elijah'smouth controlled
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  • mouth controlledthe weather system."
  • 00:08:08.384 --> 00:08:11.587
  • the weather system."How could something so small...
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  • How could something so small...How could a wet market
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  • How could a wet marketon the other side of the world
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  • on the other side of the worldhave you shut down
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  • have you shut downand grounded from travelling?
  • 00:08:21.063 --> 00:08:21.764
  • and grounded from travelling?There's never been a better
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  • There's never been a bettertime for me to preach this
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  • time for me to preach thismessage I want to preach today.
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  • message I want to preach today.Because everybody has to agree
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  • Because everybody has to agreein this moment,
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  • in this moment,if you've never agreed before,
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  • if you've never agreed before,that the littlest thing
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  • that the littlest thingin your life,
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  • in your life,or the littlest thing
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  • or the littlest thingin someone else's life,
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  • in someone else's life,can affect you in a way.
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  • can affect you in a way.I'm telling you right now,
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  • I'm telling you right now,that the littlest things
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  • that the littlest thingsin your life right now,
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  • in your life right now,if you can receive this word
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  • if you can receive this wordfrom the Lord today,
  • 00:08:47.690 --> 00:08:50.726
  • from the Lord today,are controlling the things,
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  • are controlling the things,and maybe we can help make this
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  • and maybe we can help make thisconnection through studying
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  • connection through studyingElijah a little bit,
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  • Elijah a little bit,controlling the things that
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  • controlling the things thatyou have no control over.
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  • you have no control over.And I'll do my best to break
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  • And I'll do my best to breakit down as we move.
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  • it down as we move.I've always read Romans 8:28
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  • I've always read Romans 8:28with a very specific
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  • with a very specificcategorization.
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  • categorization.Romans 8:28 is my favorite
  • 00:09:08.110 --> 00:09:09.879
  • Romans 8:28 is my favoriteBible verse because it gets
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  • Bible verse because it getsme through anything.
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  • me through anything.It says that "all things
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  • It says that "all thingswork together for the good
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  • work together for the goodof those that love God
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  • of those that love Godand are called according
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  • and are called accordingto His purpose."
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  • to His purpose."How could I have quoted
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  • How could I have quotedit for so long
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  • it for so longand only seen it through
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  • and only seen it throughthe lens of good things
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  • the lens of good thingsand bad things?
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  • and bad things?I always read Romans 8:28
  • 00:09:32.301 --> 00:09:33.636
  • I always read Romans 8:28that all things
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  • that all thingswhether good or
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  • whether good orbad worked together
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  • bad worked togetherfor the good for those who
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  • for the good for those whoare called according
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  • are called accordingto God's purpose.
  • 00:09:42.511 --> 00:09:46.182
  • to God's purpose.Now I realize that Romans 8:28
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  • Now I realize that Romans 8:28doesn't just apply to good
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  • doesn't just apply to goodthings and bad things,
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  • things and bad things,it applies also to big
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  • it applies also to bigthings and little things.
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  • things and little things.Turn the lights on
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  • Turn the lights onand wake them up.
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  • and wake them up.I can't get--
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  • I can't get--I can't get any help out here.
  • 00:09:57.960 --> 00:09:59.595
  • I can't get any help out here.It said, "All things."
  • 00:09:59.595 --> 00:10:00.096
  • It said, "All things."Turn the lights on
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  • Turn the lights onand wake them up.
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  • and wake them up.Do something.
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  • Do something.Put the lights up
  • 00:10:01.797 --> 00:10:02.365
  • Put the lights upbecause it's sleepy out.
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  • because it's sleepy out.Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.That's better.
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  • That's better.I need to see y'all sleeping.
  • 00:10:04.700 --> 00:10:06.035
  • I need to see y'all sleeping.Y'all are sleeping on me.
  • 00:10:06.035 --> 00:10:07.036
  • Y'all are sleeping on me.I'm about to clear out
  • 00:10:07.036 --> 00:10:07.870
  • I'm about to clear outthe whole room.
  • 00:10:07.870 --> 00:10:09.271
  • the whole room.It doesn't just mean good
  • 00:10:09.271 --> 00:10:11.641
  • It doesn't just mean goodthings and bad things,
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  • things and bad things,it means that the big things
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  • it means that the big thingsand the little things,
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  • and the little things,and that's why you cannot
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  • and that's why you cannotdespise the day
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  • despise the dayof small beginnings.
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  • of small beginnings.Because everything little
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  • Because everything littleleads to something big.
  • 00:10:25.955 --> 00:10:27.790
  • leads to something big.That's how you got here.
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  • That's how you got here.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]I'm a give y'all a minute
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  • I'm a give y'all a minutefor the YouTube delay.
  • 00:10:34.930 --> 00:10:35.931
  • for the YouTube delay.That's how you got--
  • 00:10:35.931 --> 00:10:37.166
  • That's how you got--that's how everything
  • 00:10:37.166 --> 00:10:38.501
  • that's how everythingyou see got here.
  • 00:10:38.501 --> 00:10:39.168
  • you see got here.It started
  • 00:10:39.168 --> 00:10:42.071
  • It startedwith somebody's thought,
  • 00:10:42.071 --> 00:10:43.506
  • with somebody's thought,an impulse in the brain
  • 00:10:43.506 --> 00:10:44.874
  • an impulse in the brainthat you cannot even see
  • 00:10:44.874 --> 00:10:47.343
  • that you cannot even seewith the human eye.
  • 00:10:47.343 --> 00:10:48.678
  • with the human eye.A virus has shut
  • 00:10:48.678 --> 00:10:50.513
  • A virus has shutdown the world.
  • 00:10:50.513 --> 00:10:52.014
  • down the world.Show me a Coronavirus.
  • 00:10:52.014 --> 00:10:53.582
  • Show me a Coronavirus.You can't.
  • 00:10:53.582 --> 00:10:54.950
  • You can't.Show me the effects of it.
  • 00:10:54.950 --> 00:10:56.652
  • Show me the effects of it.You can't get away from it.
  • 00:10:56.652 --> 00:11:00.723
  • You can't get away from it.How can something so little
  • 00:11:00.723 --> 00:11:04.093
  • How can something so littleaffect something so big?
  • 00:11:04.093 --> 00:11:05.261
  • affect something so big?How can something that
  • 00:11:05.261 --> 00:11:06.662
  • How can something thathappened to you when you
  • 00:11:06.662 --> 00:11:08.698
  • happened to you when youwere 12 still be haunting
  • 00:11:08.698 --> 00:11:11.367
  • were 12 still be hauntingyou when you're 42.
  • 00:11:11.367 --> 00:11:15.237
  • you when you're 42.How can something so little
  • 00:11:15.237 --> 00:11:18.107
  • How can something so littlecontrol something so big?
  • 00:11:18.107 --> 00:11:19.241
  • control something so big?And that's the lens at which
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  • And that's the lens at whichI was looking
  • 00:11:20.643 --> 00:11:22.078
  • I was lookingat the Prophet Elijah's life.
  • 00:11:22.078 --> 00:11:23.946
  • at the Prophet Elijah's life.I was saying, "He controlled
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  • I was saying, "He controlledthe weather with his word."
  • 00:11:27.883 --> 00:11:29.885
  • the weather with his word."And I thought about how our
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  • And I thought about how ourwords control the weather.
  • 00:11:33.756 --> 00:11:35.624
  • words control the weather.How when we speak things,
  • 00:11:35.624 --> 00:11:37.760
  • How when we speak things,when we say things,
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  • when we say things,when we say them not
  • 00:11:39.228 --> 00:11:40.663
  • when we say them noteven out loud but to ourselves,
  • 00:11:40.663 --> 00:11:42.531
  • even out loud but to ourselves,it affects the weather
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  • it affects the weatherof our heart.
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  • of our heart.Yeah.
  • 00:11:45.968 --> 00:11:47.737
  • Yeah.How can a little thing like
  • 00:11:47.737 --> 00:11:50.339
  • How can a little thing likea thought lead you
  • 00:11:50.339 --> 00:11:50.773
  • a thought lead youdown the track?
  • 00:11:50.773 --> 00:11:52.408
  • down the track?I mean, it's such
  • 00:11:52.408 --> 00:11:54.410
  • I mean, it's sucha little thing.
  • 00:11:54.410 --> 00:11:57.513
  • a little thing.But little things
  • 00:11:57.513 --> 00:12:00.049
  • But little thingslead to big things.
  • 00:12:00.049 --> 00:12:00.816
  • lead to big things.Little things
  • 00:12:00.816 --> 00:12:02.685
  • Little thingslead to big things.
  • 00:12:02.685 --> 00:12:05.554
  • lead to big things.So the prophet Elijah
  • 00:12:05.554 --> 00:12:06.489
  • So the prophet Elijahprophesies the drought
  • 00:12:06.489 --> 00:12:08.090
  • prophesies the droughtand it's a wonderful story
  • 00:12:08.090 --> 00:12:08.858
  • and it's a wonderful storyand we could elaborate
  • 00:12:08.858 --> 00:12:10.860
  • and we could elaborateon it for days but we just want
  • 00:12:10.860 --> 00:12:12.294
  • on it for days but we just wantto talk about this little
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  • to talk about this littleinstruction that God gave
  • 00:12:13.195 --> 00:12:14.530
  • instruction that God gavehim in verse 2.
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  • him in verse 2."Then the word of the Lord
  • 00:12:15.731 --> 00:12:18.701
  • "Then the word of the Lordcame to Elijah: "Leave here,
  • 00:12:18.701 --> 00:12:21.036
  • came to Elijah: "Leave here,turn eastward and hide
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  • turn eastward and hidein the Kerith Ravine,
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  • in the Kerith Ravine,east of the Jordan."
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  • east of the Jordan."Okay.
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  • Okay.That verse right there,
  • 00:12:28.077 --> 00:12:29.044
  • That verse right there,it kind of sounds
  • 00:12:29.044 --> 00:12:30.946
  • it kind of soundson the surface like,
  • 00:12:30.946 --> 00:12:31.914
  • on the surface like,like God will tell you
  • 00:12:31.914 --> 00:12:33.449
  • like God will tell youeverything that you need
  • 00:12:33.449 --> 00:12:34.250
  • everything that you needto do in your life.
  • 00:12:34.250 --> 00:12:35.251
  • to do in your life.But I want to show you
  • 00:12:35.251 --> 00:12:36.719
  • But I want to show yousomething very interesting
  • 00:12:36.719 --> 00:12:38.354
  • something very interestingabout how God spoke to Elijah.
  • 00:12:38.354 --> 00:12:39.955
  • about how God spoke to Elijah.One time someone asked me,
  • 00:12:39.955 --> 00:12:40.990
  • One time someone asked me,"What do you mean when you
  • 00:12:40.990 --> 00:12:43.025
  • "What do you mean when yousay God spoke to me?"
  • 00:12:43.025 --> 00:12:45.094
  • say God spoke to me?"And he asked it very innocently.
  • 00:12:45.094 --> 00:12:46.262
  • And he asked it very innocently.He said, "I hear you preaching
  • 00:12:46.262 --> 00:12:47.129
  • He said, "I hear you preachingand say 'God spoke to me.'
  • 00:12:47.129 --> 00:12:47.797
  • and say 'God spoke to me.'I'm not sure God ever
  • 00:12:47.797 --> 00:12:48.364
  • I'm not sure God everspoke to me.
  • 00:12:48.364 --> 00:12:49.098
  • spoke to me.What do you mean when you
  • 00:12:49.098 --> 00:12:50.499
  • What do you mean when yousay God spoke to me?"
  • 00:12:50.499 --> 00:12:52.501
  • say God spoke to me?"And the challenging thing
  • 00:12:52.501 --> 00:12:54.670
  • And the challenging thingabout it was he was hearing
  • 00:12:54.670 --> 00:12:56.005
  • about it was he was hearingthat as a voice,
  • 00:12:56.005 --> 00:12:56.972
  • that as a voice,but really I meant it
  • 00:12:56.972 --> 00:12:58.774
  • but really I meant itas a thought.
  • 00:12:58.774 --> 00:13:00.609
  • as a thought.I don't experience God
  • 00:13:00.609 --> 00:13:03.579
  • I don't experience Godthrough my ears.
  • 00:13:03.579 --> 00:13:04.680
  • through my ears.I experience Him through
  • 00:13:04.680 --> 00:13:06.782
  • I experience Him throughmy thoughts and then I call it
  • 00:13:06.782 --> 00:13:08.150
  • my thoughts and then I call it"God spoke to me"
  • 00:13:08.150 --> 00:13:09.852
  • "God spoke to me"but I didn't hear a voice.
  • 00:13:09.852 --> 00:13:10.753
  • but I didn't hear a voice.And here's what's interesting
  • 00:13:10.753 --> 00:13:12.621
  • And here's what's interestingabout how God was leading Elijah
  • 00:13:12.621 --> 00:13:13.923
  • about how God was leading Elijahbecause you've gotta
  • 00:13:13.923 --> 00:13:15.090
  • because you've gottapay attention to the small
  • 00:13:15.090 --> 00:13:16.525
  • pay attention to the smallthings in the text
  • 00:13:16.525 --> 00:13:16.959
  • things in the textbecause the little
  • 00:13:16.959 --> 00:13:18.127
  • because the littlethings matter.
  • 00:13:18.127 --> 00:13:19.428
  • things matter.It said, "He told them,
  • 00:13:19.428 --> 00:13:20.896
  • It said, "He told them,'Leave here, turn eastward
  • 00:13:20.896 --> 00:13:22.298
  • 'Leave here, turn eastwardand hide in the Kerith Ravine,
  • 00:13:22.298 --> 00:13:23.299
  • and hide in the Kerith Ravine,east of the Jordan.
  • 00:13:23.299 --> 00:13:25.000
  • east of the Jordan.You will drink from the brook,
  • 00:13:25.000 --> 00:13:26.969
  • You will drink from the brook,and I have directed the ravens
  • 00:13:26.969 --> 00:13:30.306
  • and I have directed the ravensto supply you with food there.'"
  • 00:13:30.306 --> 00:13:31.707
  • to supply you with food there.'"Whoa.
  • 00:13:31.707 --> 00:13:34.076
  • Whoa.Can we stop for a minute
  • 00:13:34.076 --> 00:13:39.882
  • Can we stop for a minuteand talk about how ridiculous?
  • 00:13:39.882 --> 00:13:42.384
  • and talk about how ridiculous?How's this going to work?
  • 00:13:42.384 --> 00:13:43.352
  • How's this going to work?We just read it, right?
  • 00:13:43.352 --> 00:13:44.386
  • We just read it, right?We just skip right past it.
  • 00:13:44.386 --> 00:13:44.854
  • We just skip right past it."Yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • 00:13:44.854 --> 00:13:45.387
  • "Yeah, yeah, yeah.He goes down there
  • 00:13:45.387 --> 00:13:46.589
  • He goes down thereand the birds bring him..."
  • 00:13:46.589 --> 00:13:49.558
  • and the birds bring him..."The birds?
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  • The birds?Get ready for God to explode
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  • Get ready for God to explodeyour box of how you think
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  • your box of how you thinkhe's going to provide for you.
  • 00:13:57.433 --> 00:13:59.802
  • he's going to provide for you.Huh?
  • 00:13:59.802 --> 00:14:01.136
  • Huh?We have all these limitations
  • 00:14:01.136 --> 00:14:02.271
  • We have all these limitationson ways we think God
  • 00:14:02.271 --> 00:14:03.939
  • on ways we think Godcan take care of us.
  • 00:14:03.939 --> 00:14:04.974
  • can take care of us.We have all these limitations
  • 00:14:04.974 --> 00:14:06.308
  • We have all these limitationson ways that we think God
  • 00:14:06.308 --> 00:14:08.010
  • on ways that we think Godcan take care of our family.
  • 00:14:08.010 --> 00:14:09.378
  • can take care of our family.We have all these limitations
  • 00:14:09.378 --> 00:14:10.546
  • We have all these limitationson ways that we think God
  • 00:14:10.546 --> 00:14:11.680
  • on ways that we think Godcan use us.
  • 00:14:11.680 --> 00:14:12.815
  • can use us.We have all these limitations
  • 00:14:12.815 --> 00:14:14.149
  • We have all these limitationson ways that we think God
  • 00:14:14.149 --> 00:14:15.351
  • on ways that we think Godcan order our life
  • 00:14:15.351 --> 00:14:16.585
  • can order our lifeand ways that we think--
  • 00:14:16.585 --> 00:14:19.321
  • and ways that we think--But God said, "Get ready for me
  • 00:14:19.321 --> 00:14:20.890
  • But God said, "Get ready for meto take the lid off
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  • to take the lid offand start blessing you
  • 00:14:23.158 --> 00:14:24.526
  • and start blessing youthrough birds.
  • 00:14:24.526 --> 00:14:25.995
  • through birds.And not just birds,
  • 00:14:25.995 --> 00:14:28.163
  • And not just birds,not just any kind of birds,
  • 00:14:28.163 --> 00:14:30.833
  • not just any kind of birds,but I'm going to use ravens.
  • 00:14:30.833 --> 00:14:33.736
  • but I'm going to use ravens.Unclean birds.
  • 00:14:33.736 --> 00:14:35.571
  • Unclean birds.Dirty birds."
  • 00:14:35.571 --> 00:14:36.705
  • Dirty birds."Have you ever had God
  • 00:14:36.705 --> 00:14:38.908
  • Have you ever had Godbless you through a dirty bird?
  • 00:14:38.908 --> 00:14:40.476
  • bless you through a dirty bird?I need you to put a dirty bird
  • 00:14:40.476 --> 00:14:42.177
  • I need you to put a dirty birdblessing in the chat.
  • 00:14:42.177 --> 00:14:43.178
  • blessing in the chat.If you've ever had God
  • 00:14:43.178 --> 00:14:45.514
  • If you've ever had Goddo something just ridiculous,
  • 00:14:45.514 --> 00:14:46.515
  • do something just ridiculous,didn't make sense,
  • 00:14:46.515 --> 00:14:47.683
  • didn't make sense,didn't see it coming,
  • 00:14:47.683 --> 00:14:49.151
  • didn't see it coming,didn't even like it.
  • 00:14:49.151 --> 00:14:50.920
  • didn't even like it.God has used people I didn't
  • 00:14:50.920 --> 00:14:56.058
  • God has used people I didn'teven like to bless me before.
  • 00:14:56.058 --> 00:14:57.893
  • even like to bless me before.Dirty birds.
  • 00:14:57.893 --> 00:15:00.296
  • Dirty birds.The ravens were dirty birds.
  • 00:15:00.296 --> 00:15:01.830
  • The ravens were dirty birds.God said, "I'm gonna use
  • 00:15:01.830 --> 00:15:04.667
  • God said, "I'm gonna usea dirty bird to feed you
  • 00:15:04.667 --> 00:15:07.903
  • a dirty bird to feed youby the Kerith Ravine."
  • 00:15:07.903 --> 00:15:10.105
  • by the Kerith Ravine."And he does this for awhile.
  • 00:15:10.105 --> 00:15:11.273
  • And he does this for awhile.He does this for awhile.
  • 00:15:11.273 --> 00:15:11.974
  • He does this for awhile.If I could tell you
  • 00:15:11.974 --> 00:15:13.342
  • If I could tell youthe whole story I would because
  • 00:15:13.342 --> 00:15:15.077
  • the whole story I would becauseAhab, now, he needs to see that
  • 00:15:15.077 --> 00:15:18.080
  • Ahab, now, he needs to see thatGod controls the rain, not Baal.
  • 00:15:18.080 --> 00:15:18.814
  • God controls the rain, not Baal.He needs to see that God
  • 00:15:18.814 --> 00:15:21.183
  • He needs to see that Godcontrols the rain, not Baal.
  • 00:15:21.183 --> 00:15:24.086
  • controls the rain, not Baal.He needs to know that
  • 00:15:24.086 --> 00:15:25.854
  • He needs to know thatGod is in control.
  • 00:15:25.854 --> 00:15:27.923
  • God is in control.That God is not only
  • 00:15:27.923 --> 00:15:29.959
  • That God is not onlyin control of the big things
  • 00:15:29.959 --> 00:15:30.826
  • in control of the big thingsin our life but the small
  • 00:15:30.826 --> 00:15:32.428
  • in our life but the smallthings in our life.
  • 00:15:32.428 --> 00:15:32.962
  • things in our life.Follow me.
  • 00:15:32.962 --> 00:15:33.462
  • Follow me.I promise you this
  • 00:15:33.462 --> 00:15:34.964
  • I promise you thisis a powerful profound word
  • 00:15:34.964 --> 00:15:36.765
  • is a powerful profound wordfor those who can receive it.
  • 00:15:36.765 --> 00:15:37.967
  • for those who can receive it.And so he takes Elijah
  • 00:15:37.967 --> 00:15:41.470
  • And so he takes Elijahto a place where he feeds him
  • 00:15:41.470 --> 00:15:45.307
  • to a place where he feeds himwhat he needs in that season.
  • 00:15:45.307 --> 00:15:46.108
  • what he needs in that season.Have you been in a season
  • 00:15:46.108 --> 00:15:48.610
  • Have you been in a seasonlately where God hasn't been
  • 00:15:48.610 --> 00:15:50.179
  • lately where God hasn't beenfeeding you the same way
  • 00:15:50.179 --> 00:15:52.848
  • feeding you the same wayhe used to feed you?
  • 00:15:52.848 --> 00:15:54.083
  • he used to feed you?And the word is so relevant
  • 00:15:54.083 --> 00:15:55.584
  • And the word is so relevantright now because up until
  • 00:15:55.584 --> 00:15:57.519
  • right now because up untilnow you had a certain way
  • 00:15:57.519 --> 00:16:01.724
  • now you had a certain wayof how you thought it had to be.
  • 00:16:01.724 --> 00:16:02.591
  • of how you thought it had to be.I had a certain way I thought
  • 00:16:02.591 --> 00:16:05.394
  • I had a certain way I thoughtchurch was supposed to be.
  • 00:16:05.394 --> 00:16:06.128
  • church was supposed to be.I thought in order to have
  • 00:16:06.128 --> 00:16:06.996
  • I thought in order to havechurch you had to let
  • 00:16:06.996 --> 00:16:09.798
  • church you had to letpeople in the building.
  • 00:16:09.798 --> 00:16:11.033
  • people in the building.But God took the lid
  • 00:16:11.033 --> 00:16:13.836
  • But God took the lidoff of that.
  • 00:16:13.836 --> 00:16:14.370
  • off of that.Come on.
  • 00:16:14.370 --> 00:16:15.170
  • Come on.God is trying to take
  • 00:16:15.170 --> 00:16:16.972
  • God is trying to takethe lid off of that just to show
  • 00:16:16.972 --> 00:16:18.640
  • the lid off of that just to showme that church is not just
  • 00:16:18.640 --> 00:16:20.709
  • me that church is not justgoing to be contained
  • 00:16:20.709 --> 00:16:24.046
  • going to be containedto a physical location.
  • 00:16:24.046 --> 00:16:26.081
  • to a physical location.And now I'm setting you up.
  • 00:16:26.081 --> 00:16:27.049
  • And now I'm setting you up.God is trying to show you
  • 00:16:27.049 --> 00:16:30.219
  • God is trying to show youthe same thing in your life.
  • 00:16:30.219 --> 00:16:31.920
  • the same thing in your life.You've had some people leave
  • 00:16:31.920 --> 00:16:33.655
  • You've had some people leaveyou because God wanted
  • 00:16:33.655 --> 00:16:36.025
  • you because God wantedto show you that you don't need
  • 00:16:36.025 --> 00:16:38.961
  • to show you that you don't needthem to make it.
  • 00:16:38.961 --> 00:16:40.696
  • them to make it.Less claps.
  • 00:16:40.696 --> 00:16:41.530
  • Less claps.Y'all were clapping when I
  • 00:16:41.530 --> 00:16:43.966
  • Y'all were clapping when Italked about closing the church.
  • 00:16:43.966 --> 00:16:44.767
  • talked about closing the church.That was weird.
  • 00:16:44.767 --> 00:16:46.101
  • That was weird.You just left me.
  • 00:16:46.101 --> 00:16:47.369
  • You just left me.Because watch what
  • 00:16:47.369 --> 00:16:48.003
  • Because watch whatthe Bible says.
  • 00:16:48.003 --> 00:16:50.506
  • the Bible says.It says that "every day
  • 00:16:50.506 --> 00:16:52.775
  • It says that "every daythe birds brought him bread
  • 00:16:52.775 --> 00:16:53.942
  • the birds brought him breadin the morning
  • 00:16:53.942 --> 00:16:55.077
  • in the morningand bread and meat
  • 00:16:55.077 --> 00:16:56.445
  • and bread and meatin the evening,
  • 00:16:56.445 --> 00:16:57.846
  • in the evening,and he drank from the brook."
  • 00:16:57.846 --> 00:16:59.982
  • and he drank from the brook."But in verse 7,
  • 00:16:59.982 --> 00:17:02.184
  • But in verse 7,verse 7 it says that,
  • 00:17:02.184 --> 00:17:04.553
  • verse 7 it says that,"Some time later the brook
  • 00:17:04.553 --> 00:17:06.221
  • "Some time later the brookdried up because there had
  • 00:17:06.221 --> 00:17:08.057
  • dried up because there hadbeen no rain in the land."
  • 00:17:08.057 --> 00:17:08.524
  • been no rain in the land."Let's talk about
  • 00:17:08.524 --> 00:17:09.625
  • Let's talk aboutcause and effect.
  • 00:17:09.625 --> 00:17:10.926
  • cause and effect.The brook dried up
  • 00:17:10.926 --> 00:17:11.794
  • The brook dried upbecause there had been
  • 00:17:11.794 --> 00:17:12.928
  • because there had beenno rain the land.
  • 00:17:12.928 --> 00:17:13.829
  • no rain the land.Why had there been
  • 00:17:13.829 --> 00:17:15.064
  • Why had there beenno rain in the land?
  • 00:17:15.064 --> 00:17:16.465
  • no rain in the land?Because Elijah spoke there
  • 00:17:16.465 --> 00:17:18.233
  • Because Elijah spoke therewill be no rain in the land.
  • 00:17:18.233 --> 00:17:20.002
  • will be no rain in the land.So now he is the victim
  • 00:17:20.002 --> 00:17:21.236
  • So now he is the victimof the consequence
  • 00:17:21.236 --> 00:17:27.009
  • of the consequenceof his own obedience.
  • 00:17:27.009 --> 00:17:28.944
  • of his own obedience.It's cause and effect.
  • 00:17:28.944 --> 00:17:29.845
  • It's cause and effect.And every day he goes
  • 00:17:29.845 --> 00:17:31.246
  • And every day he goesout to get some water
  • 00:17:31.246 --> 00:17:31.880
  • out to get some waterfrom the brook,
  • 00:17:31.880 --> 00:17:33.682
  • from the brook,there's a little bit less.
  • 00:17:33.682 --> 00:17:34.416
  • there's a little bit less.And every day he goes out
  • 00:17:34.416 --> 00:17:35.551
  • And every day he goes outto get water from the brook,
  • 00:17:35.551 --> 00:17:37.152
  • to get water from the brook,it's a little bit less.
  • 00:17:37.152 --> 00:17:38.220
  • it's a little bit less.And every day he goes out
  • 00:17:38.220 --> 00:17:38.954
  • And every day he goes outto get water from the brook,
  • 00:17:38.954 --> 00:17:40.756
  • to get water from the brook,it's a little bit less.
  • 00:17:40.756 --> 00:17:41.824
  • it's a little bit less.And you gotta be wondering
  • 00:17:41.824 --> 00:17:43.158
  • And you gotta be wonderingright about now,
  • 00:17:43.158 --> 00:17:44.560
  • right about now,"When is God going to stop
  • 00:17:44.560 --> 00:17:46.595
  • "When is God going to stopit from going down?"
  • 00:17:46.595 --> 00:17:47.129
  • it from going down?"Have you been wondering
  • 00:17:47.129 --> 00:17:47.996
  • Have you been wonderingthat lately?
  • 00:17:47.996 --> 00:17:49.231
  • that lately?Like when is God going
  • 00:17:49.231 --> 00:17:51.166
  • Like when is God goingto stop it from decreasing?
  • 00:17:51.166 --> 00:17:52.101
  • to stop it from decreasing?And this is not a message
  • 00:17:52.101 --> 00:17:52.768
  • And this is not a messagefor everybody.
  • 00:17:52.768 --> 00:17:53.669
  • for everybody.If you're living in a time
  • 00:17:53.669 --> 00:17:54.603
  • If you're living in a timeof overflow,
  • 00:17:54.603 --> 00:17:55.471
  • of overflow,it's wonderful.
  • 00:17:55.471 --> 00:17:56.438
  • it's wonderful.I'll see you next week.
  • 00:17:56.438 --> 00:17:57.206
  • I'll see you next week.I'll preach next week
  • 00:17:57.206 --> 00:17:58.540
  • I'll preach next weekabout living in the overflow.
  • 00:17:58.540 --> 00:17:59.374
  • about living in the overflow.But this message
  • 00:17:59.374 --> 00:18:02.644
  • But this messageis about the little bit.
  • 00:18:02.644 --> 00:18:03.312
  • is about the little bit.Every time he came
  • 00:18:03.312 --> 00:18:04.046
  • Every time he cameto the brook--
  • 00:18:04.046 --> 00:18:05.080
  • to the brook--this didn't happen all at once.
  • 00:18:05.080 --> 00:18:06.949
  • this didn't happen all at once.It's just a little bit less,
  • 00:18:06.949 --> 00:18:08.450
  • It's just a little bit less,a little bit less,
  • 00:18:08.450 --> 00:18:09.952
  • a little bit less,a little bit less,
  • 00:18:09.952 --> 00:18:13.589
  • a little bit less,until the point where one
  • 00:18:13.589 --> 00:18:16.225
  • until the point where oneday he comes to the brook
  • 00:18:16.225 --> 00:18:18.861
  • day he comes to the brookand there's nothing there
  • 00:18:18.861 --> 00:18:21.697
  • and there's nothing thereand he has to move
  • 00:18:21.697 --> 00:18:26.635
  • and he has to moveto the next miracle.
  • 00:18:26.635 --> 00:18:28.737
  • to the next miracle.So how does God move you
  • 00:18:28.737 --> 00:18:30.706
  • So how does God move youto your next miracle?
  • 00:18:30.706 --> 00:18:32.908
  • to your next miracle?Let me ask you a question.
  • 00:18:32.908 --> 00:18:34.643
  • Let me ask you a question.It's a conversation now.
  • 00:18:34.643 --> 00:18:36.845
  • It's a conversation now.Do you want God to lead you?
  • 00:18:36.845 --> 00:18:40.249
  • Do you want God to lead you?- Congregation: Yes.
  • 00:18:40.249 --> 00:18:43.185
  • - Congregation: Yes.- How did God lead Elijah
  • 00:18:43.185 --> 00:18:45.988
  • - How did God lead Elijahfrom the brook
  • 00:18:45.988 --> 00:18:48.056
  • from the brookto the widow's house?
  • 00:18:48.056 --> 00:18:49.758
  • to the widow's house?How does God get us
  • 00:18:49.758 --> 00:18:51.560
  • How does God get usfrom where we are
  • 00:18:51.560 --> 00:18:52.761
  • from where we areto where he's taking us?
  • 00:18:52.761 --> 00:18:54.796
  • to where he's taking us?How does he get us
  • 00:18:54.796 --> 00:18:56.265
  • How does he get usfrom the good work he began
  • 00:18:56.265 --> 00:18:57.032
  • from the good work he beganto the good work he wants
  • 00:18:57.032 --> 00:18:57.666
  • to the good work he wantsto finish?
  • 00:18:57.666 --> 00:18:59.635
  • to finish?It may not be the way that
  • 00:18:59.635 --> 00:19:03.172
  • It may not be the way thatyou think because the Bible says
  • 00:19:03.172 --> 00:19:06.475
  • you think because the Bible saysthat God lead Elijah
  • 00:19:06.475 --> 00:19:08.343
  • that God lead Elijahto his next assignment
  • 00:19:08.343 --> 00:19:12.181
  • to his next assignmentthrough a limitation.
  • 00:19:12.181 --> 00:19:14.416
  • through a limitation.Let me get my teaching stool.
  • 00:19:14.416 --> 00:19:16.218
  • Let me get my teaching stool.We often say things like,
  • 00:19:16.218 --> 00:19:18.353
  • We often say things like,"Where God guides, he provides."
  • 00:19:18.353 --> 00:19:19.955
  • "Where God guides, he provides."And he does.
  • 00:19:19.955 --> 00:19:20.656
  • And he does.He'll put a dirty bird
  • 00:19:20.656 --> 00:19:21.957
  • He'll put a dirty birdto feed you by a brook.
  • 00:19:21.957 --> 00:19:24.326
  • to feed you by a brook.He'll show you a secret stash
  • 00:19:24.326 --> 00:19:25.294
  • He'll show you a secret stashthat nobody else
  • 00:19:25.294 --> 00:19:26.128
  • that nobody elsein the neighborhood
  • 00:19:26.128 --> 00:19:27.162
  • in the neighborhoodeven knows about.
  • 00:19:27.162 --> 00:19:27.663
  • even knows about.How many know I'm
  • 00:19:27.663 --> 00:19:28.630
  • How many know I'mright about it?
  • 00:19:28.630 --> 00:19:29.998
  • right about it?God will encourage you in ways
  • 00:19:29.998 --> 00:19:32.935
  • God will encourage you in waysthat are specific to you,
  • 00:19:32.935 --> 00:19:33.869
  • that are specific to you,but just as sure as that
  • 00:19:33.869 --> 00:19:36.572
  • but just as sure as thatis true, this is also true:
  • 00:19:36.572 --> 00:19:40.209
  • is true, this is also true:sometimes God will lead you
  • 00:19:40.209 --> 00:19:45.414
  • sometimes God will lead youthrough what you lose.
  • 00:19:45.414 --> 00:19:46.982
  • through what you lose.And this is the more painful
  • 00:19:46.982 --> 00:19:49.184
  • And this is the more painfulthing to talk about but I think
  • 00:19:49.184 --> 00:19:51.386
  • thing to talk about but I thinkit's very important.
  • 00:19:51.386 --> 00:19:54.356
  • it's very important.Is God trying to lead you
  • 00:19:54.356 --> 00:19:57.759
  • Is God trying to lead youby limitations?
  • 00:19:57.759 --> 00:20:00.429
  • by limitations?And is God trying to lead you
  • 00:20:00.429 --> 00:20:01.797
  • And is God trying to lead youjust as much by the doors
  • 00:20:01.797 --> 00:20:03.699
  • just as much by the doorsthat he closes
  • 00:20:03.699 --> 00:20:07.569
  • that he closesas the doors that he opens?
  • 00:20:07.569 --> 00:20:08.403
  • as the doors that he opens?If the brook had kept
  • 00:20:08.403 --> 00:20:10.672
  • If the brook had keptflowing miraculously,
  • 00:20:10.672 --> 00:20:11.873
  • flowing miraculously,Elijah never would have
  • 00:20:11.873 --> 00:20:14.409
  • Elijah never would haveleft that spot.
  • 00:20:14.409 --> 00:20:15.944
  • left that spot.If Elijah never would have
  • 00:20:15.944 --> 00:20:17.412
  • If Elijah never would haveleft that spot,
  • 00:20:17.412 --> 00:20:18.113
  • left that spot,he never would have
  • 00:20:18.113 --> 00:20:20.649
  • he never would havemet that widow.
  • 00:20:20.649 --> 00:20:22.351
  • met that widow.If he never would have met
  • 00:20:22.351 --> 00:20:24.219
  • If he never would have metthat widow, that widow
  • 00:20:24.219 --> 00:20:25.954
  • that widow, that widowand her family would have died
  • 00:20:25.954 --> 00:20:27.689
  • and her family would have diedof starvation.
  • 00:20:27.689 --> 00:20:28.790
  • of starvation.If he never would have gone
  • 00:20:28.790 --> 00:20:30.659
  • If he never would have goneto Zarephath, which was right
  • 00:20:30.659 --> 00:20:33.228
  • to Zarephath, which was rightin the heart of Baal territory,
  • 00:20:33.228 --> 00:20:34.429
  • in the heart of Baal territory,he never would have got
  • 00:20:34.429 --> 00:20:35.430
  • he never would have gotto Mount Carmel,
  • 00:20:35.430 --> 00:20:36.832
  • to Mount Carmel,where he called down fire
  • 00:20:36.832 --> 00:20:39.835
  • where he called down fireand the whole nation repented.
  • 00:20:39.835 --> 00:20:41.103
  • and the whole nation repented.Isn't it crazy how a little
  • 00:20:41.103 --> 00:20:44.873
  • Isn't it crazy how a littlething can lead to a big thing?
  • 00:20:44.873 --> 00:20:46.775
  • thing can lead to a big thing?Isn't it weird how something
  • 00:20:46.775 --> 00:20:48.277
  • Isn't it weird how somethingcan go all over the world
  • 00:20:48.277 --> 00:20:49.278
  • can go all over the worldbut start with one
  • 00:20:49.278 --> 00:20:50.512
  • but start with onelittle connection?
  • 00:20:50.512 --> 00:20:52.447
  • little connection?Isn't it crazy how God can
  • 00:20:52.447 --> 00:20:54.182
  • Isn't it crazy how God canuse something in your life
  • 00:20:54.182 --> 00:20:56.084
  • use something in your lifethat you thought it was bad,
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  • that you thought it was bad,but later you looked back
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  • but later you looked backand you say, "No, it wasn't
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  • and you say, "No, it wasn'ta bad thing, it was just
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  • a bad thing, it was justa thing that led to a thing."
  • 00:21:03.692 --> 00:21:04.760
  • a thing that led to a thing."It's just a thing that
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  • It's just a thing thatleads to a thing.
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  • leads to a thing.So all things work together
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  • So all things work togetherfor the good.
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  • for the good.So if the brook doesn't dry up,
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  • So if the brook doesn't dry up,Elijah doesn't move on.
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  • Elijah doesn't move on.If they didn't break your heart,
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  • If they didn't break your heart,you wouldn't have learned
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  • you wouldn't have learnedthe lesson that you learned.
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  • the lesson that you learned.If you didn't go through
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  • If you didn't go throughGoliath, you wouldn't have
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  • Goliath, you wouldn't havebeen ready to be a king.
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  • been ready to be a king.If you hadn't been thrown
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  • If you hadn't been thrownin a pit, you wouldn't have
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  • in a pit, you wouldn't havebeen positioned in Egypt
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  • been positioned in Egyptto feed generations.
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  • to feed generations.You meant it for evil,
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  • You meant it for evil,but God used it for good.
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  • but God used it for good.Put it in the chat,
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  • Put it in the chat,"Take the lid off."
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  • "Take the lid off."Take the lid off.
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  • Take the lid off.You know we have all
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  • You know we have allof these lids,
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  • of these lids,or I could call it all
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  • or I could call it allof these limitations,
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  • of these limitations,on the ways that we think
  • 00:21:49.838 --> 00:21:50.872
  • on the ways that we thinkGod can move.
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  • God can move.And if it feels good,
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  • And if it feels good,we think it's God.
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  • we think it's God.And if it feels bad,
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  • And if it feels bad,we think it's the devil.
  • 00:21:55.377 --> 00:21:56.478
  • we think it's the devil.But God is calling us
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  • But God is calling usto re-categorize in this season
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  • to re-categorize in this seasonof our life.
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  • of our life.I'll prove it to you.
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  • I'll prove it to you.David came to Goliath
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  • David came to Goliathand saw him as a meal ticket.
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  • and saw him as a meal ticket.The rest of the nation saw
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  • The rest of the nation sawhim as an enemy.
  • 00:22:14.863 --> 00:22:16.298
  • him as an enemy.The king said, "If you kill
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  • The king said, "If you killGoliath, you'll never pay
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  • Goliath, you'll never paytaxes again and you can
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  • taxes again and you canmarry my hot daughter.
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  • marry my hot daughter.The hot one."
  • 00:22:23.472 --> 00:22:25.907
  • The hot one."David said, "What now?
  • 00:22:25.907 --> 00:22:27.242
  • David said, "What now?Let me do the math on this.
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  • Let me do the math on this.Okay.
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  • Okay.How big is he?
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  • How big is he?It doesn't matter,
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  • It doesn't matter,watch this."
  • 00:22:33.014 --> 00:22:40.188
  • watch this."Because a little thing...
  • 00:22:40.188 --> 00:22:42.791
  • Because a little thing...I'm waiting on them to catch up.
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  • I'm waiting on them to catch up.You look like you know
  • 00:22:44.826 --> 00:22:47.529
  • You look like you knowthe power of a little thing.
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  • the power of a little thing.A little thing.
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  • A little thing.Saul said, "You're only a boy.
  • 00:22:51.066 --> 00:22:52.701
  • Saul said, "You're only a boy.You can't fight him.
  • 00:22:52.701 --> 00:22:55.003
  • You can't fight him.He's 9 feet tall.
  • 00:22:55.003 --> 00:22:56.805
  • He's 9 feet tall.You think somebody as little
  • 00:22:56.805 --> 00:22:58.407
  • You think somebody as littleas you can kill somebody
  • 00:22:58.407 --> 00:22:59.508
  • as you can kill somebodyas big as him?"
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  • as big as him?"And David said, "No, no, no.
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  • And David said, "No, no, no.I only look little.
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  • I only look little.See, the reason I look little
  • 00:23:05.647 --> 00:23:08.116
  • See, the reason I look littleis because I have to be hidden.
  • 00:23:08.116 --> 00:23:10.085
  • is because I have to be hidden.I'm a secret weapon.
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  • I'm a secret weapon.A secret weapon can't
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  • A secret weapon can'tbe real big.
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  • be real big.God had to sneak me
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  • God had to sneak meto the battle line."
  • 00:23:16.958 --> 00:23:18.560
  • to the battle line."And how did he get there?
  • 00:23:18.560 --> 00:23:19.895
  • And how did he get there?How did he get there?
  • 00:23:19.895 --> 00:23:21.863
  • How did he get there?Through bringing a lunch
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  • Through bringing a lunchto his brothers.
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  • to his brothers.That's the little thing.
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  • That's the little thing.What did he see
  • 00:23:25.200 --> 00:23:26.201
  • What did he seewhen he got there?
  • 00:23:26.201 --> 00:23:28.136
  • when he got there?A 9 foot tall giant.
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  • A 9 foot tall giant.That's a big thing.
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  • That's a big thing.Isn't it crazy how a little
  • 00:23:31.640 --> 00:23:37.712
  • Isn't it crazy how a littlething can lead to a big thing?
  • 00:23:37.712 --> 00:23:38.480
  • thing can lead to a big thing?How you coming through
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  • How you coming throughMoncks Corner, South Carolina
  • 00:23:41.683 --> 00:23:45.220
  • Moncks Corner, South Carolinacould lead to lead me to Christ?
  • 00:23:45.220 --> 00:23:47.122
  • could lead to lead me to Christ?Isn't that crazy?
  • 00:23:47.122 --> 00:23:48.123
  • Isn't that crazy?That I went to North Greenville
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  • That I went to North Greenvilleand met my wife because you
  • 00:23:49.291 --> 00:23:50.559
  • and met my wife because youcame through Moncks Corner?
  • 00:23:50.559 --> 00:23:51.526
  • came through Moncks Corner?Because you signed up
  • 00:23:51.526 --> 00:23:54.396
  • Because you signed upfor the ministry and you...
  • 00:23:54.396 --> 00:23:55.130
  • for the ministry and you...Obedience?
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  • Obedience?Little thing?
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  • Little thing?Take the lid off a little.
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  • Take the lid off a little.'Cause I found out that what
  • 00:24:02.270 --> 00:24:03.238
  • 'Cause I found out that whatyou call little might be
  • 00:24:03.238 --> 00:24:07.209
  • you call little might bethe thing that God leads you
  • 00:24:07.209 --> 00:24:08.076
  • the thing that God leads youto what is exceedingly,
  • 00:24:08.076 --> 00:24:10.712
  • to what is exceedingly,abundantly above or beyond
  • 00:24:10.712 --> 00:24:13.415
  • abundantly above or beyondwhat you could ask or imagine.
  • 00:24:13.415 --> 00:24:14.749
  • what you could ask or imagine.- We're so thankful that you
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  • - We're so thankful that youjoined us today.
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  • joined us today.One of my favorite things
  • 00:24:17.152 --> 00:24:18.753
  • One of my favorite thingsabout these sermons is how
  • 00:24:18.753 --> 00:24:20.355
  • about these sermons is howI can take the word
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  • I can take the wordand apply it immediately.
  • 00:24:22.757 --> 00:24:24.059
  • and apply it immediately.There are always connections
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  • There are always connectionsthat I can make,
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  • that I can make,and ways that I can practically
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  • and ways that I can practicallyprocess these teachings.
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  • process these teachings.I could easily listen,
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  • I could easily listen,and then walk away,
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  • and then walk away,and really not do anything
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  • and really not do anythingwith it, but when I really
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  • with it, but when I reallydo sit down and apply this
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  • do sit down and apply thisto my life, I begin to feel
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  • to my life, I begin to feela shift in my spirit.
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  • a shift in my spirit.- Yeah, and you see changes
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  • - Yeah, and you see changesin your life when you accept
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  • in your life when you acceptand embrace the challenge.
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  • and embrace the challenge.So, today, if you felt
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  • So, today, if you feltchallenged or encouraged,
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  • challenged or encouraged,I have a resource I want
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  • I have a resource I wantto make available for you.
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  • to make available for you.It includes the sermon you just
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  • It includes the sermon you justheard, and a few other messages
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  • heard, and a few other messagesthat'll take you deeper,
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  • that'll take you deeper,strengthen your faith,
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  • strengthen your faith,and really, really help you
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  • and really, really help youin your relationship with God,
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  • in your relationship with God,grow closer to Him,
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  • grow closer to Him,and see what He has for you.
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  • and see what He has for you.Today's resource is available
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  • with your gift of any amount,so we can continue to take
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  • so we can continue to takethe gospel to others.
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  • the gospel to others.All you have to do is call
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  • requesting a resource.You're helping us get
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  • You're helping us getGod's word out and preach
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  • God's word out and preachJesus Christ to people
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  • Jesus Christ to peopleall over the world.
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  • all over the world.Thank you so much
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  • for your support.We couldn't do it without you.
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  • We couldn't do it without you.Oh, one more thing
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  • Oh, one more thingbefore you go.
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  • before you go.Did you know you can join
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  • Did you know you can joinus live every weekend online?
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  • us live every weekend online?You can be a part of our eFam,
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  • You can be a part of our eFam,our extended church family.
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  • our extended church family.Visit us at StevenFurtick.com,
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  • Visit us at StevenFurtick.com,click the Live button,
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  • click the Live button,and I'll see you soon.
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  • and I'll see you soon.- We talk a good game when
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  • - We talk a good game whenit comes to faith but it still
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  • it comes to faith but it stillcreates a tension which is
  • 00:25:41.770 --> 00:25:44.272
  • creates a tension which is"How much should I trust God
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  • "How much should I trust Godand how much should I
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  • and how much should Itry myself?"
  • 00:25:47.409 --> 00:25:49.077
  • try myself?"You choose the story
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  • You choose the storythat you tell yourself.
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  • that you tell yourself.So if something's hard you
  • 00:25:52.414 --> 00:25:53.181
  • So if something's hard youcan be like,
  • 00:25:53.181 --> 00:25:54.516
  • can be like,"I guess the Lord isn't in this.
  • 00:25:54.516 --> 00:25:56.017
  • "I guess the Lord isn't in this.This is hard."
  • 00:25:56.017 --> 00:25:56.851
  • This is hard."What if Jesus would have thought
  • 00:25:56.851 --> 00:25:59.554
  • What if Jesus would have thoughtabout the cross that way?
  • 00:25:59.554 --> 00:26:00.922
  • about the cross that way?Here's another story:
  • 00:26:00.922 --> 00:26:01.790
  • Here's another story:"This is so hard,
  • 00:26:01.790 --> 00:26:03.391
  • "This is so hard,it must be God."
  • 00:26:03.391 --> 00:26:05.293
  • it must be God."We have all of these limitations
  • 00:26:05.293 --> 00:26:06.461
  • We have all of these limitationson the ways that we think
  • 00:26:06.461 --> 00:26:08.597
  • on the ways that we thinkGod can move and if it feels
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  • God can move and if it feelsgood we think it's God,
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  • good we think it's God,and if it feels bad
  • 00:26:10.732 --> 00:26:12.200
  • and if it feels badwe think it's the devil.
  • 00:26:12.200 --> 00:26:13.268
  • we think it's the devil.But God is calling us
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  • But God is calling usto re-categorize in this
  • 00:26:15.270 --> 00:26:18.206
  • to re-categorize in thisseason of our life.
  • 00:26:18.206 --> 00:26:22.010
  • season of our life.God's presence is unschedulable.
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  • God's presence is unschedulable.And if God wants to reset
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  • And if God wants to resetyour schedule will you let him?
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  • your schedule will you let him?Because if you hold
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  • Because if you holdon to what's old,
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  • on to what's old,the way you thought,
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  • the way you thought,and what you wanted,
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  • and what you wanted,and how it was,
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  • and how it was,you might miss today's miracle
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  • you might miss today's miracletrying to hold on
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  • trying to hold onto yesterday's blessing.
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  • to yesterday's blessing.He said, "You will still be
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  • He said, "You will still beeating last year's harvest
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  • eating last year's harvestwhen you will have to move
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  • when you will have to moveit out to make room
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  • - Call or go online today
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  • to request this new resource
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  • from Pastor Steven Furtick
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  • and learn how God is calling
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  • you to make room for the new
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  • ♪ You give beauty for ashes ♪
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  • ♪ You turn shame into glory ♪
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  • ♪ You're the only one who can ♪
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  • ♪ You turn graves into gardens ♪
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