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When Better Feels Backwards Part 2

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November 12, 2020
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Learn how to trust God even when the future feels uncertain.

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When Better Feels Backwards Part 2

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  • just like yourself.
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  • - I'm preaching this
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  • - I'm preaching thisfor somebody today
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  • for somebody todaywho has been feeling like
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  • who has been feeling likethings have been
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  • things have beengoing backwards for you.
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  • going backwards for you.The thing about it is:
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  • The thing about it is:When God shows you a new grip,
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  • When God shows you a new grip,called grace,
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  • called grace,for a little while in your life
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  • for a little while in your lifeit's harder for you because
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  • it's harder for you becauseyou're used to controlling
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  • you're used to controllingthings and manipulate things.
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  • things and manipulate things.And when you get something new,
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  • And when you get something new,-- have you ever noticed
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  • -- have you ever noticedif you get something new,
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  • if you get something new,even if it's better at first,
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  • even if it's better at first,it gets on your nerves
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  • it gets on your nervesbecause you don't know
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  • because you don't knowhow to use it?
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  • how to use it?And the temptation for us is --
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  • And the temptation for us is --watch this,
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  • watch this,God will do a new thing
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  • God will do a new thingin our life,
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  • in our life,and it will be teaching us
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  • and it will be teaching usto forgive;
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  • to forgive;and it will be teaching us
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  • and it will be teaching usto get over offenses;
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  • to get over offenses;and it will be teaching us
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  • and it will be teaching usto trust Him;
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  • to trust Him;and it will be teaching us
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  • and it will be teaching usto find different ways
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  • to find different waysto connect to joy;
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  • to connect to joy;and it will be teaching us
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  • and it will be teaching usto not be so fake;
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  • to not be so fake;and it will be teaching us
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  • and it will be teaching usnot to live by our feelings,
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  • not to live by our feelings,but then we look at
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  • but then we look atwhat He fixed on our grip,
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  • what He fixed on our grip,and we see our shot going
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  • and we see our shot goingso far over the fence.
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  • so far over the fence.And I wonder if I would actually
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  • And I wonder if I would actuallybe better off doing it
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  • be better off doing itthe old way than the new way,
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  • the old way than the new way,so I go back instead of
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  • so I go back instead ofmoving forward into better.
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  • moving forward into better.He said "You can't go back.
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  • He said "You can't go back.You have something better.
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  • You have something better.Better."
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  • Better."When you get depressed,
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  • When you get depressed,you stop believing that.
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  • you stop believing that.When you get uncomfortable,
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  • When you get uncomfortable,you stop believing that.
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  • you stop believing that.You start trying to grip life
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  • You start trying to grip lifelike you're used to.
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  • like you're used to.We've gotta go backwards
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  • We've gotta go backwardsto get better.
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  • to get better.We gotta go all the way back
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  • We gotta go all the way backto get better.
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  • to get better.That means I have to be
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  • That means I have to becomfortable in some seasons
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  • comfortable in some seasonsin my life --
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  • in my life --I'm looking in the camera
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  • I'm looking in the camerabecause I think this is for
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  • because I think this is forsomebody watching online --
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  • somebody watching online --I have to be comfortable
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  • I have to be comfortablein my life to accept
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  • in my life to acceptthat sometimes loss
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  • that sometimes lossis the way to gain.
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  • is the way to gain.I have to be comfortable
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  • I have to be comfortableenough in my life to know
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  • enough in my life to knowthat sometimes the most painful
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  • that sometimes the most painfulmoments are the most
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  • moments are the mostpurposeful moments.
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  • purposeful moments.I have to be comfortable
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  • I have to be comfortablein my life to stop
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  • in my life to stopcomparing myself
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  • comparing myselfso much with people
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  • so much with peoplewho are not meant
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  • who are not meantto be the standard anyway.
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  • to be the standard anyway.Jesus is better.
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  • Jesus is better.I know some of you
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  • I know some of youare intimidated,
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  • are intimidated,because you don't know
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  • because you don't knowif you're as good
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  • if you're as goodof a Christian
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  • of a Christianas some of the other people
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  • as some of the other peoplein the room,
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  • in the room,but let me tell you something
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  • but let me tell you somethingabout being a better Christian.
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  • about being a better Christian."Well they're a better
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  • "Well they're a betterChristian than me.
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  • Christian than me.Look, they memorized
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  • Look, they memorizedall this scripture."
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  • all this scripture."They're not better
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  • They're not betterat Christians,
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  • at Christians,they're better at memory.
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  • they're better at memory.They've just got
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  • They've just gota better memory,
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  • a better memory,that doesn't make them
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  • that doesn't make thema better Christian.
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  • a better Christian.The religious people
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  • The religious peoplethat crucified Jesus
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  • that crucified Jesushad a good memory.
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  • had a good memory.They could quote all 600+ laws.
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  • They could quote all 600+ laws.They're not better than you.
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  • They're not better than you.I wish you would tell
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  • I wish you would tellthe person next to you,
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  • the person next to you,"You're not better than me.
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  • "You're not better than me.Not when it comes
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  • Not when it comesto my purpose."
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  • to my purpose."See, better is relative
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  • See, better is relativeto purpose.
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  • to purpose.Can I preach this?
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  • Can I preach this?So, I walked into Guitar Center
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  • So, I walked into Guitar Centerand I asked Jaime
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  • and I asked Jaimebehind the counter,
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  • behind the counter,"Which one is better?"
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  • "Which one is better?"I was buying software
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  • I was buying softwarefor Elijah to make beats.
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  • for Elijah to make beats."Which one is better?"
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  • "Which one is better?"He said, "That depends
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  • He said, "That dependswhat you want to use it for.
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  • what you want to use it for.That depends how you intend
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  • That depends how you intendto utilize the software."
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  • to utilize the software."Better is relative to purpose.
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  • Better is relative to purpose.Some of you think that everybody
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  • Some of you think that everybodyelse is better, smarter, taller.
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  • else is better, smarter, taller.Maybe, God needed somebody
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  • Maybe, God needed somebodyshort enough to fit
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  • short enough to fitthrough that door.
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  • through that door.Have you ever
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  • Have you everthought about that?
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  • thought about that?Maybe, God needed
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  • Maybe, God neededsomebody ignorant enough
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  • somebody ignorant enoughto display his wisdom.
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  • to display his wisdom.Maybe God needed somebody
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  • Maybe God needed somebodyhumble enough to know
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  • humble enough to knowthat it is not I,
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  • that it is not I,but Christ in me.
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  • but Christ in me.And besides,
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  • And besides,if Jesus Christ walks
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  • if Jesus Christ walksin this room,
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  • in this room,none of us are gonna have
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  • none of us are gonna haveany fashion show to put on,
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  • any fashion show to put on,none of us are gonna roll out
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  • none of us are gonna roll outour righteous deeds.
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  • our righteous deeds.We all have sinned
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  • We all have sinnedand fallen short
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  • and fallen shortof the glory of God.
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  • of the glory of God.And grace is a way of life
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  • And grace is a way of lifebecause you need Him
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  • because you need Himlike I need Him.
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  • like I need Him.And His blood that was enough
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  • And His blood that was enoughfor you was enough for me.
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  • for you was enough for me.If it cleansed Billy Graham,
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  • If it cleansed Billy Graham,it can hit me too.
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  • it can hit me too.Because He's better.
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  • Because He's better.Because He's better.
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  • Because He's better.And the fact that He's better
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  • And the fact that He's betterdoesn't mean that sometimes
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  • doesn't mean that sometimeslife won't get worse.
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  • life won't get worse.So, we need a definition
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  • So, we need a definitionof better.
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  • of better.What if better
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  • What if betteris not always higher,
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  • is not always higher,what if better
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  • what if bettersometimes is deeper?
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  • sometimes is deeper?What if better is not
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  • What if better is notalways a feeling,
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  • always a feeling,what if it's more
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  • what if it's morelike a foundation?
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  • like a foundation?What if better is not always
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  • What if better is not alwayswhat God is doing for you,
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  • what God is doing for you,but sometimes it's what
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  • but sometimes it's whatHe's doing through you?
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  • He's doing through you?They couldn't recognize Jesus
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  • They couldn't recognize Jesuswhen He came in the form
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  • when He came in the formof a baby because
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  • of a baby becausethey were waiting
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  • they were waitingfor something better.
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  • for something better.They couldn't recognize Jesus
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  • They couldn't recognize Jesuswhen He was led away
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  • when He was led awaysilently and didn't say a word
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  • silently and didn't say a wordbefore His accusers.
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  • before His accusers.Because if He's really
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  • Because if He's reallythe Son of God,
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  • the Son of God,He should say something
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  • He should say somethingand come down.
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  • and come down.They expected better.
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  • They expected better.And is it possible that better
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  • And is it possible that betteris right in front of us
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  • is right in front of usand we don't even recognize it,
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  • and we don't even recognize it,so we don't receive it?
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  • so we don't receive it?You know what,
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  • You know what,some of us are so used to bad
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  • some of us are so used to badthat we reject better
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  • that we reject betterwhen it comes.
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  • when it comes.Sometimes,
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  • Sometimes,backwards feels better,
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  • backwards feels better,feels familiar.
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  • feels familiar.Sometimes we'll go back
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  • Sometimes we'll go backto bad relationships
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  • to bad relationshipsbecause they feel better.
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  • because they feel better.Oh, I'm preaching now.
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  • Oh, I'm preaching now.It got quiet.
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  • It got quiet.When backwards --
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  • When backwards --I called the sermon
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  • I called the sermon"When Better Feels Backwards",
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  • "When Better Feels Backwards",but what about,
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  • but what about,"When Backwards Feels Better?"
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  • "When Backwards Feels Better?""I think I'll just
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  • "I think I'll justgo back to this.
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  • go back to this.I think I'll just
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  • I think I'll justgo back to that.
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  • go back to that.I think I'll just
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  • I think I'll justquit trying at this.
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  • quit trying at this.I think I'll use my old grip,
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  • I think I'll use my old grip,I'm tired of waiting on --."
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  • I'm tired of waiting on --."That's what happened to Abraham,
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  • That's what happened to Abraham,by the way.
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  • by the way.God told him He was gonna do it
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  • God told him He was gonna do ita certain way,
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  • a certain way,but he thought he knew better.
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  • but he thought he knew better.So instead of waiting,
  • 00:07:06.378 --> 00:07:09.815
  • So instead of waiting,he went in and slept with
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  • he went in and slept withthe servant of his wife Sarai,
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  • the servant of his wife Sarai,her name became Sarah,
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  • her name became Sarah,but Abraham went in
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  • but Abraham went inand made a baby with her
  • 00:07:18.890 --> 00:07:20.091
  • and made a baby with herbecause God had a promise,
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  • because God had a promise,and a timetable for the promise,
  • 00:07:21.660 --> 00:07:23.495
  • and a timetable for the promise,but Abraham --
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  • but Abraham --I know you never
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  • I know you neverdid this before,
  • 00:07:24.596 --> 00:07:25.330
  • did this before,but he thought he knew
  • 00:07:25.330 --> 00:07:29.267
  • but he thought he knewbetter than God.
  • 00:07:29.267 --> 00:07:30.068
  • better than God.And the Bible even
  • 00:07:30.068 --> 00:07:32.037
  • And the Bible evenuses this illustration
  • 00:07:32.037 --> 00:07:34.606
  • uses this illustrationof Abraham in Hebrews 6.
  • 00:07:34.606 --> 00:07:36.842
  • of Abraham in Hebrews 6.He reached backward to show them
  • 00:07:36.842 --> 00:07:38.777
  • He reached backward to show themhow much better it is
  • 00:07:38.777 --> 00:07:40.846
  • how much better it isto wait for the promise of God.
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  • to wait for the promise of God.He reaches all the way back
  • 00:07:41.980 --> 00:07:43.782
  • He reaches all the way backto Abraham that was like
  • 00:07:43.782 --> 00:07:45.417
  • to Abraham that was likethe progenitor or the father
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  • the progenitor or the fatherof the faith
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  • of the faithof the whole nation.
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  • of the whole nation.This is what they came from.
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  • This is what they came from.And now as
  • 00:07:49.754 --> 00:07:51.089
  • And now asthey're tempted to back away
  • 00:07:51.089 --> 00:07:53.158
  • they're tempted to back awayfrom what they're walking into
  • 00:07:53.158 --> 00:07:55.026
  • from what they're walking intoas their lives get worse,
  • 00:07:55.026 --> 00:07:56.127
  • as their lives get worse,as their situation seems
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  • as their situation seemsto decrease and diminish,
  • 00:07:58.263 --> 00:08:00.131
  • to decrease and diminish,he reaches back to Abraham
  • 00:08:00.131 --> 00:08:00.799
  • he reaches back to Abrahamand he talks about
  • 00:08:00.799 --> 00:08:03.001
  • and he talks abouthow he patiently waited
  • 00:08:03.001 --> 00:08:03.969
  • how he patiently waitedfor the promise of God,
  • 00:08:03.969 --> 00:08:06.371
  • for the promise of God,but that's not the whole story.
  • 00:08:06.371 --> 00:08:07.606
  • but that's not the whole story.See, before Abraham
  • 00:08:07.606 --> 00:08:09.608
  • See, before Abrahampatiently waited for Isaac,
  • 00:08:09.608 --> 00:08:10.542
  • patiently waited for Isaac,the child of promise,
  • 00:08:10.542 --> 00:08:12.310
  • the child of promise,to be born through Sarah,
  • 00:08:12.310 --> 00:08:14.346
  • to be born through Sarah,he got the word from God,
  • 00:08:14.346 --> 00:08:15.547
  • he got the word from God,and then he went and did
  • 00:08:15.547 --> 00:08:16.481
  • and then he went and didsomething that he thought
  • 00:08:16.481 --> 00:08:18.016
  • something that he thoughtwas better because
  • 00:08:18.016 --> 00:08:20.252
  • was better becausehe got tired of waiting.
  • 00:08:20.252 --> 00:08:22.087
  • he got tired of waiting.He had the right word,
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  • He had the right word,but the wrong womb.
  • 00:08:28.760 --> 00:08:30.161
  • but the wrong womb.And so, he went in.
  • 00:08:30.161 --> 00:08:32.264
  • And so, he went in.Now, I know why he did this,
  • 00:08:32.264 --> 00:08:33.498
  • Now, I know why he did this,because Abraham was from
  • 00:08:33.498 --> 00:08:34.366
  • because Abraham was froma place called
  • 00:08:34.366 --> 00:08:37.602
  • a place calledUr of the Chaldees,
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  • Ur of the Chaldees,and so are.
  • 00:08:39.638 --> 00:08:41.473
  • and so are.Not geographically,
  • 00:08:41.473 --> 00:08:43.441
  • Not geographically,and it's spelled differently.
  • 00:08:43.441 --> 00:08:45.610
  • and it's spelled differently.He was from Ur,
  • 00:08:45.610 --> 00:08:50.081
  • He was from Ur,U-R, but ours is spelled E-R,
  • 00:08:50.081 --> 00:08:50.916
  • U-R, but ours is spelled E-R,because anything that
  • 00:08:50.916 --> 00:08:52.784
  • because anything thatGod does in our life,
  • 00:08:52.784 --> 00:08:54.486
  • God does in our life,all we have to do
  • 00:08:54.486 --> 00:08:56.154
  • all we have to dois go on our phones
  • 00:08:56.154 --> 00:08:57.489
  • is go on our phonesand find somebody
  • 00:08:57.489 --> 00:09:00.325
  • and find somebodywho is "er" than us.
  • 00:09:00.325 --> 00:09:05.597
  • who is "er" than us.Bett-er, rich-er, strong-er,
  • 00:09:05.597 --> 00:09:09.200
  • Bett-er, rich-er, strong-er,happi-er, thinn-er,
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  • happi-er, thinn-er,ripped-er, cute-er.
  • 00:09:13.238 --> 00:09:14.005
  • ripped-er, cute-er.This is the one that'll break
  • 00:09:14.005 --> 00:09:14.940
  • This is the one that'll breakyour heart, you think
  • 00:09:14.940 --> 00:09:16.174
  • your heart, you thinkyour kids are smart,
  • 00:09:16.174 --> 00:09:16.841
  • your kids are smart,and then you get around
  • 00:09:16.841 --> 00:09:18.009
  • and then you get aroundsome other kids,
  • 00:09:18.009 --> 00:09:19.811
  • some other kids,and you realize that your kids,
  • 00:09:19.811 --> 00:09:21.479
  • and you realize that your kids,by product of comparison,
  • 00:09:21.479 --> 00:09:22.113
  • by product of comparison,were better than
  • 00:09:22.113 --> 00:09:23.582
  • were better thantheir 3-year old brother,
  • 00:09:23.582 --> 00:09:25.550
  • their 3-year old brother,but around the same-aged kids --
  • 00:09:25.550 --> 00:09:27.118
  • but around the same-aged kids --It's always this temptation,
  • 00:09:27.118 --> 00:09:28.753
  • It's always this temptation,you don't have to do anything,
  • 00:09:28.753 --> 00:09:30.822
  • you don't have to do anything,but flip on a commercial
  • 00:09:30.822 --> 00:09:31.723
  • but flip on a commercialand they will be pulling you
  • 00:09:31.723 --> 00:09:34.059
  • and they will be pulling youback to the land of "Er."
  • 00:09:34.059 --> 00:09:36.294
  • back to the land of "Er.""It's better, it's better."
  • 00:09:36.294 --> 00:09:37.062
  • "It's better, it's better."And there are things
  • 00:09:37.062 --> 00:09:38.029
  • And there are thingsin your life right now
  • 00:09:38.029 --> 00:09:38.697
  • in your life right nowthat you're like,
  • 00:09:38.697 --> 00:09:40.398
  • that you're like,"It'd be so much better if..."
  • 00:09:40.398 --> 00:09:42.400
  • "It'd be so much better if..."Would it really?
  • 00:09:42.400 --> 00:09:44.736
  • Would it really?Are you sure?
  • 00:09:44.736 --> 00:09:45.437
  • Are you sure?"Yeah, yeah.
  • 00:09:45.437 --> 00:09:46.738
  • "Yeah, yeah.If I was famous,
  • 00:09:46.738 --> 00:09:48.707
  • If I was famous,that would be amazing.
  • 00:09:48.707 --> 00:09:50.408
  • that would be amazing.I would be significant
  • 00:09:50.408 --> 00:09:51.743
  • I would be significantif people knew my name."
  • 00:09:51.743 --> 00:09:54.479
  • if people knew my name."Oh really, that would be better?
  • 00:09:54.479 --> 00:09:55.447
  • Oh really, that would be better?You never saw a celebrity
  • 00:09:55.447 --> 00:09:58.183
  • You never saw a celebritycommit suicide?
  • 00:09:58.183 --> 00:09:59.484
  • commit suicide?Are you sure it would be better?
  • 00:09:59.484 --> 00:10:01.886
  • Are you sure it would be better?Is that what better really is?
  • 00:10:01.886 --> 00:10:02.754
  • Is that what better really is?"Well, if I had
  • 00:10:02.754 --> 00:10:03.755
  • "Well, if I hadthis amount of money,
  • 00:10:03.755 --> 00:10:05.190
  • this amount of money,I wouldn't have any problems."
  • 00:10:05.190 --> 00:10:07.559
  • I wouldn't have any problems."Are you sure about that?
  • 00:10:07.559 --> 00:10:08.026
  • Are you sure about that?You never met
  • 00:10:08.026 --> 00:10:10.495
  • You never meta miserable rich person?
  • 00:10:10.495 --> 00:10:13.565
  • a miserable rich person?I can introduce you to a few.
  • 00:10:13.565 --> 00:10:17.202
  • I can introduce you to a few.It's not like this is new,
  • 00:10:17.202 --> 00:10:18.136
  • It's not like this is new,it's not like it's only
  • 00:10:18.136 --> 00:10:20.372
  • it's not like it's onlyfor the church here in Rome
  • 00:10:20.372 --> 00:10:21.539
  • for the church here in Romethat is being persecuted
  • 00:10:21.539 --> 00:10:22.774
  • that is being persecutedfor their faith.
  • 00:10:22.774 --> 00:10:24.342
  • for their faith.We are all drawn back
  • 00:10:24.342 --> 00:10:25.844
  • We are all drawn backto the land of "Er."
  • 00:10:25.844 --> 00:10:27.679
  • to the land of "Er."Of looking around and never
  • 00:10:27.679 --> 00:10:29.247
  • Of looking around and neverfeeling really enough
  • 00:10:29.247 --> 00:10:30.448
  • feeling really enoughand comparing ourselves
  • 00:10:30.448 --> 00:10:31.249
  • and comparing ourselvesto things that
  • 00:10:31.249 --> 00:10:32.050
  • to things thatwere never meant
  • 00:10:32.050 --> 00:10:33.618
  • were never meantto be our standard.
  • 00:10:33.618 --> 00:10:35.353
  • to be our standard.The only standard worthy
  • 00:10:35.353 --> 00:10:37.055
  • The only standard worthyof your comparison
  • 00:10:37.055 --> 00:10:38.857
  • of your comparisonis the full potential
  • 00:10:38.857 --> 00:10:40.392
  • is the full potentialof Christ in you,
  • 00:10:40.392 --> 00:10:44.696
  • of Christ in you,the hope of glory.
  • 00:10:44.696 --> 00:10:45.497
  • the hope of glory.And I wanna declare
  • 00:10:45.497 --> 00:10:47.232
  • And I wanna declareover some of our lives today --
  • 00:10:47.232 --> 00:10:48.299
  • over some of our lives today --we don't even realize
  • 00:10:48.299 --> 00:10:50.468
  • we don't even realizehow good it already is --
  • 00:10:50.468 --> 00:10:53.138
  • how good it already is --we are forgiven, set free,
  • 00:10:53.138 --> 00:10:55.073
  • we are forgiven, set free,redeemed, breathing,
  • 00:10:55.073 --> 00:10:56.841
  • redeemed, breathing,clapping, walking,
  • 00:10:56.841 --> 00:10:58.543
  • clapping, walking,talking examples
  • 00:10:58.543 --> 00:11:00.078
  • talking examplesof the miracle-working
  • 00:11:00.078 --> 00:11:01.513
  • of the miracle-workingpower of God.
  • 00:11:01.513 --> 00:11:03.148
  • power of God.I release this over your life,
  • 00:11:03.148 --> 00:11:04.949
  • I release this over your life,it's already better,
  • 00:11:04.949 --> 00:11:06.885
  • it's already better,you can already rejoice,
  • 00:11:06.885 --> 00:11:08.653
  • you can already rejoice,you can give thanks right now
  • 00:11:08.653 --> 00:11:18.196
  • you can give thanks right nowfor His goodness.
  • 00:11:18.196 --> 00:11:19.664
  • for His goodness.[Indiscernible].
  • 00:11:19.664 --> 00:11:24.836
  • [Indiscernible].Better, better, better, better.
  • 00:11:24.836 --> 00:11:26.538
  • Better, better, better, better.Don't let the quest
  • 00:11:26.538 --> 00:11:28.540
  • Don't let the questfor better in your life
  • 00:11:28.540 --> 00:11:31.209
  • for better in your lifemake you miss the grace of God
  • 00:11:31.209 --> 00:11:33.078
  • make you miss the grace of Godthat is already present.
  • 00:11:33.078 --> 00:11:34.045
  • that is already present.I'm preaching to every
  • 00:11:34.045 --> 00:11:36.181
  • I'm preaching to everyanneagram One right now.
  • 00:11:36.181 --> 00:11:37.849
  • anneagram One right now.It could always be better,
  • 00:11:37.849 --> 00:11:39.484
  • It could always be better,but it already is.
  • 00:11:39.484 --> 00:11:40.952
  • but it already is.Look what I deserve
  • 00:11:40.952 --> 00:11:42.320
  • Look what I deserveand look what He did.
  • 00:11:42.320 --> 00:11:43.755
  • and look what He did.He did not treat me
  • 00:11:43.755 --> 00:11:47.025
  • He did not treat meas my sins deserved.
  • 00:11:47.025 --> 00:11:49.494
  • as my sins deserved.It's already better.
  • 00:11:49.494 --> 00:11:50.061
  • It's already better.I'm gonna walk around
  • 00:11:50.061 --> 00:11:51.563
  • I'm gonna walk aroundsaying that all week.
  • 00:11:51.563 --> 00:11:52.664
  • saying that all week."It's already better.
  • 00:11:52.664 --> 00:11:53.598
  • "It's already better.It's already
  • 00:11:53.598 --> 00:11:54.599
  • It's alreadyI'mma declare it by faith
  • 00:11:54.599 --> 00:11:54.999
  • I'mma declare it by faithon things that
  • 00:11:54.999 --> 00:11:56.434
  • on things thatI'm waiting for God to do.
  • 00:11:56.434 --> 00:11:57.435
  • I'm waiting for God to do."It's already better,
  • 00:11:57.435 --> 00:11:58.503
  • "It's already better,it's already better,
  • 00:11:58.503 --> 00:11:59.537
  • it's already better,it's already better,
  • 00:11:59.537 --> 00:12:00.972
  • it's already better,it's already better."
  • 00:12:00.972 --> 00:12:01.606
  • it's already better."Because once you
  • 00:12:01.606 --> 00:12:02.607
  • Because once yougive up the hope that
  • 00:12:02.607 --> 00:12:05.376
  • give up the hope thatit can ever be better,
  • 00:12:05.376 --> 00:12:09.314
  • it can ever be better,the only option is to go back.
  • 00:12:09.314 --> 00:12:12.383
  • the only option is to go back.And yet, I'm so interested
  • 00:12:12.383 --> 00:12:14.285
  • And yet, I'm so interestedin how this writer
  • 00:12:14.285 --> 00:12:16.755
  • in how this writerconstructs his argument.
  • 00:12:16.755 --> 00:12:19.324
  • constructs his argument.Better, better.
  • 00:12:19.324 --> 00:12:20.692
  • Better, better.He starts the whole
  • 00:12:20.692 --> 00:12:23.495
  • He starts the wholebook of Hebrews talking about
  • 00:12:23.495 --> 00:12:26.498
  • book of Hebrews talking aboutJesus Christ in His glory.
  • 00:12:26.498 --> 00:12:27.665
  • Jesus Christ in His glory.And he doesn't give
  • 00:12:27.665 --> 00:12:29.367
  • And he doesn't givean introduction;
  • 00:12:29.367 --> 00:12:31.603
  • an introduction;he just gets right to business.
  • 00:12:31.603 --> 00:12:32.771
  • he just gets right to business.He grabs the mic,
  • 00:12:32.771 --> 00:12:34.305
  • He grabs the mic,starts talking about, "Long ago,
  • 00:12:34.305 --> 00:12:35.974
  • starts talking about, "Long ago,at many times and in many ways,
  • 00:12:35.974 --> 00:12:37.242
  • at many times and in many ways,God spoke to our fathers
  • 00:12:37.242 --> 00:12:38.143
  • God spoke to our fathersby the prophets."
  • 00:12:38.143 --> 00:12:39.711
  • by the prophets."He's going backwards.
  • 00:12:39.711 --> 00:12:40.512
  • He's going backwards.He's giving them
  • 00:12:40.512 --> 00:12:41.346
  • He's giving themwhat so many of us
  • 00:12:41.346 --> 00:12:42.781
  • what so many of usdesperately need
  • 00:12:42.781 --> 00:12:43.248
  • desperately needin our lives,
  • 00:12:43.248 --> 00:12:44.849
  • in our lives,a frame of reference.
  • 00:12:44.849 --> 00:12:45.750
  • a frame of reference.You know, when the devil
  • 00:12:45.750 --> 00:12:47.218
  • You know, when the devilstarts speaking to you,
  • 00:12:47.218 --> 00:12:49.187
  • starts speaking to you,you lose all sense
  • 00:12:49.187 --> 00:12:50.054
  • you lose all senseof where you really are
  • 00:12:50.054 --> 00:12:51.222
  • of where you really arein your life,
  • 00:12:51.222 --> 00:12:52.624
  • in your life,and you lose all sense --
  • 00:12:52.624 --> 00:12:54.425
  • and you lose all sense --you're drifting now,
  • 00:12:54.425 --> 00:12:55.627
  • you're drifting now,you're falling now,
  • 00:12:55.627 --> 00:12:57.729
  • you're falling now,you forget how good grace is
  • 00:12:57.729 --> 00:12:58.429
  • you forget how good grace isbecause all you can think
  • 00:12:58.429 --> 00:13:00.498
  • because all you can thinkabout is how bad you are.
  • 00:13:00.498 --> 00:13:01.232
  • about is how bad you are.So, he brings them
  • 00:13:01.232 --> 00:13:02.433
  • So, he brings themall the way back,
  • 00:13:02.433 --> 00:13:04.636
  • all the way back,he rewinds it all the way back,
  • 00:13:04.636 --> 00:13:06.304
  • he rewinds it all the way back,and he says, "Long ago,
  • 00:13:06.304 --> 00:13:07.705
  • and he says, "Long ago,in various times --
  • 00:13:07.705 --> 00:13:09.507
  • in various times --various ways, God spoke
  • 00:13:09.507 --> 00:13:10.708
  • various ways, God spokethrough our fathers
  • 00:13:10.708 --> 00:13:11.643
  • through our fathersthe prophets."
  • 00:13:11.643 --> 00:13:13.044
  • the prophets."Give me the next verse.
  • 00:13:13.044 --> 00:13:14.979
  • Give me the next verse."But in these last days,
  • 00:13:14.979 --> 00:13:17.448
  • "But in these last days,He has spoken to us by his Son."
  • 00:13:17.448 --> 00:13:19.217
  • He has spoken to us by his Son."Now he's beginning to construct
  • 00:13:19.217 --> 00:13:20.185
  • Now he's beginning to constructthe argument --
  • 00:13:20.185 --> 00:13:20.985
  • the argument --[indiscernible],
  • 00:13:20.985 --> 00:13:21.653
  • [indiscernible],everybody say
  • 00:13:21.653 --> 00:13:22.620
  • everybody say[indiscernible].
  • 00:13:22.620 --> 00:13:25.790
  • [indiscernible].Not crouton,
  • 00:13:25.790 --> 00:13:27.358
  • Not crouton,but I'mma help you remember it.
  • 00:13:27.358 --> 00:13:29.360
  • but I'mma help you remember it.[indiscernible], better.
  • 00:13:29.360 --> 00:13:30.695
  • [indiscernible], better.He's going to introduce
  • 00:13:30.695 --> 00:13:32.063
  • He's going to introducethat word for the first
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  • that word for the firstof 13 times in this epistle,
  • 00:13:35.533 --> 00:13:38.236
  • of 13 times in this epistle,letter, declaration
  • 00:13:38.236 --> 00:13:39.103
  • letter, declarationthat he said,
  • 00:13:39.103 --> 00:13:40.872
  • that he said,and "I'm convinced of better
  • 00:13:40.872 --> 00:13:42.473
  • and "I'm convinced of betterthings concerning you."
  • 00:13:42.473 --> 00:13:43.741
  • things concerning you."Well, how do you know?
  • 00:13:43.741 --> 00:13:45.210
  • Well, how do you know?You don't know me like that.
  • 00:13:45.210 --> 00:13:45.643
  • You don't know me like that.You don't know
  • 00:13:45.643 --> 00:13:47.078
  • You don't knowwhat's going on in my life.
  • 00:13:47.078 --> 00:13:47.812
  • what's going on in my life.You don't know what
  • 00:13:47.812 --> 00:13:49.180
  • You don't know whatI'm actually dealing with.
  • 00:13:49.180 --> 00:13:50.014
  • I'm actually dealing with.You're up here preaching
  • 00:13:50.014 --> 00:13:51.015
  • You're up here preachingall this stuff,
  • 00:13:51.015 --> 00:13:52.617
  • all this stuff,you don't know my mom is sick
  • 00:13:52.617 --> 00:13:53.785
  • you don't know my mom is sickand in a nursing home,
  • 00:13:53.785 --> 00:13:54.619
  • and in a nursing home,and I can barely afford
  • 00:13:54.619 --> 00:13:55.653
  • and I can barely affordto pay for it,
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  • to pay for it,and I haven't been to visit her,
  • 00:13:56.788 --> 00:13:57.755
  • and I haven't been to visit her,but once this year.
  • 00:13:57.755 --> 00:13:58.489
  • but once this year.You don't know.
  • 00:13:58.489 --> 00:13:59.858
  • You don't know.Up here talking about better,
  • 00:13:59.858 --> 00:14:00.525
  • Up here talking about better,well the writer
  • 00:14:00.525 --> 00:14:01.159
  • well the writerof Hebrews says,
  • 00:14:01.159 --> 00:14:02.060
  • of Hebrews says,"Let's go back.
  • 00:14:02.060 --> 00:14:04.062
  • "Let's go back.Long ago, in various ways
  • 00:14:04.062 --> 00:14:05.230
  • Long ago, in various waysand at various times,
  • 00:14:05.230 --> 00:14:06.898
  • and at various times,God spoke thorough the prophets,
  • 00:14:06.898 --> 00:14:08.833
  • God spoke thorough the prophets,but now, in these last days,
  • 00:14:08.833 --> 00:14:10.869
  • but now, in these last days,He has spoken to us by His Son,
  • 00:14:10.869 --> 00:14:12.003
  • He has spoken to us by His Son,whom He appointed
  • 00:14:12.003 --> 00:14:13.571
  • whom He appointedthe heir of all things."
  • 00:14:13.571 --> 00:14:15.306
  • the heir of all things."Somebody say better.
  • 00:14:15.306 --> 00:14:15.840
  • Somebody say better.Come on, I need
  • 00:14:15.840 --> 00:14:16.941
  • Come on, I needfull participation
  • 00:14:16.941 --> 00:14:18.009
  • full participationon every location.
  • 00:14:18.009 --> 00:14:19.444
  • on every location.Say "better."
  • 00:14:19.444 --> 00:14:20.845
  • Say "better."Jesus is better.
  • 00:14:20.845 --> 00:14:22.247
  • Jesus is better.The prophets were good,
  • 00:14:22.247 --> 00:14:23.481
  • The prophets were good,Jesus is better.
  • 00:14:23.481 --> 00:14:24.782
  • Jesus is better.The old way is good,
  • 00:14:24.782 --> 00:14:26.117
  • The old way is good,the new way is better.
  • 00:14:26.117 --> 00:14:27.552
  • the new way is better.Dunkin Donuts is good,
  • 00:14:27.552 --> 00:14:31.122
  • Dunkin Donuts is good,but Krispy Kreme is -- ha!
  • 00:14:31.122 --> 00:14:32.490
  • but Krispy Kreme is -- ha!Now I see the signs.
  • 00:14:32.490 --> 00:14:33.925
  • Now I see the signs."Preach it, Pastor Furtick."
  • 00:14:33.925 --> 00:14:35.326
  • "Preach it, Pastor Furtick.""In these last days,
  • 00:14:35.326 --> 00:14:37.629
  • "In these last days,He has spoken by His Son,
  • 00:14:37.629 --> 00:14:39.264
  • He has spoken by His Son,whom He appointed..."
  • 00:14:39.264 --> 00:14:40.732
  • whom He appointed..."It's a better operating system
  • 00:14:40.732 --> 00:14:41.666
  • It's a better operating systembecause He is
  • 00:14:41.666 --> 00:14:44.035
  • because He is"the heir of all things,
  • 00:14:44.035 --> 00:14:44.869
  • "the heir of all things,through whom,
  • 00:14:44.869 --> 00:14:46.938
  • through whom,He also created the world.
  • 00:14:46.938 --> 00:14:49.073
  • He also created the world.He is the radiance
  • 00:14:49.073 --> 00:14:50.508
  • He is the radianceof the glory of God."
  • 00:14:50.508 --> 00:14:51.943
  • of the glory of God."It doesn't get any better.
  • 00:14:51.943 --> 00:14:54.078
  • It doesn't get any better."And the exact imprint
  • 00:14:54.078 --> 00:14:55.146
  • "And the exact imprintof his nature."
  • 00:14:55.146 --> 00:14:57.181
  • of his nature."It is perfection in flesh.
  • 00:14:57.181 --> 00:14:59.918
  • It is perfection in flesh."And He upholds the universe
  • 00:14:59.918 --> 00:15:02.020
  • "And He upholds the universeby the word of His power."
  • 00:15:02.020 --> 00:15:04.589
  • by the word of His power."Somebody shout "better".
  • 00:15:04.589 --> 00:15:05.290
  • Somebody shout "better".Verse four,
  • 00:15:05.290 --> 00:15:06.457
  • Verse four,and I'll leave you alone,
  • 00:15:06.457 --> 00:15:08.693
  • and I'll leave you alone,says this, "Having become
  • 00:15:08.693 --> 00:15:11.462
  • says this, "Having becomeas much superior to angels,
  • 00:15:11.462 --> 00:15:13.631
  • as much superior to angels,as the name He has inherited
  • 00:15:13.631 --> 00:15:15.867
  • as the name He has inheritedis more excellent than theirs."
  • 00:15:15.867 --> 00:15:17.035
  • is more excellent than theirs."Now what surprised me
  • 00:15:17.035 --> 00:15:18.403
  • Now what surprised meabout that verse was
  • 00:15:18.403 --> 00:15:19.904
  • about that verse wasnot that he chose to say
  • 00:15:19.904 --> 00:15:21.372
  • not that he chose to saythat Jesus is better
  • 00:15:21.372 --> 00:15:22.640
  • that Jesus is betterthan the angels.
  • 00:15:22.640 --> 00:15:24.142
  • than the angels.Of course the creator
  • 00:15:24.142 --> 00:15:26.044
  • Of course the creatoris better than His creation.
  • 00:15:26.044 --> 00:15:27.745
  • is better than His creation.He made the angels;
  • 00:15:27.745 --> 00:15:29.047
  • He made the angels;it stands to reason that
  • 00:15:29.047 --> 00:15:31.182
  • it stands to reason thatHe's better than the angels.
  • 00:15:31.182 --> 00:15:32.650
  • He's better than the angels.There is nothing in your life
  • 00:15:32.650 --> 00:15:34.152
  • There is nothing in your lifethat God has given you
  • 00:15:34.152 --> 00:15:35.787
  • that God has given youthat He is not greater than.
  • 00:15:35.787 --> 00:15:37.422
  • that He is not greater than.Don't worship the gift,
  • 00:15:37.422 --> 00:15:38.823
  • Don't worship the gift,worship the giver.
  • 00:15:38.823 --> 00:15:40.391
  • worship the giver.The giver is the source,
  • 00:15:40.391 --> 00:15:42.393
  • The giver is the source,the gift is the resource.
  • 00:15:42.393 --> 00:15:43.428
  • the gift is the resource.He's better.
  • 00:15:43.428 --> 00:15:45.430
  • He's better.Somebody say, "He's better."
  • 00:15:45.430 --> 00:15:46.230
  • Somebody say, "He's better."That's the Greek word
  • 00:15:46.230 --> 00:15:47.332
  • That's the Greek wordHe translates.
  • 00:15:47.332 --> 00:15:48.499
  • He translates.He says, "having become
  • 00:15:48.499 --> 00:15:51.436
  • He says, "having becomeas much," verse 4: Superior,
  • 00:15:51.436 --> 00:15:53.471
  • as much," verse 4: Superior,[indiscernible], better,
  • 00:15:53.471 --> 00:15:54.672
  • [indiscernible], better,it's the same word.
  • 00:15:54.672 --> 00:15:56.407
  • it's the same word.Better covenant, better word,
  • 00:15:56.407 --> 00:15:57.675
  • Better covenant, better word,better promise, better ministry.
  • 00:15:57.675 --> 00:15:59.043
  • better promise, better ministry.Better, better, better.
  • 00:15:59.043 --> 00:16:01.245
  • Better, better, better.Jesus is better than the angels,
  • 00:16:01.245 --> 00:16:02.380
  • Jesus is better than the angels,and I'm not surprised
  • 00:16:02.380 --> 00:16:03.448
  • and I'm not surprisedwhatever you put
  • 00:16:03.448 --> 00:16:04.482
  • whatever you putin the next blank,
  • 00:16:04.482 --> 00:16:06.184
  • in the next blank,Jesus is greater than.
  • 00:16:06.184 --> 00:16:08.052
  • Jesus is greater than.He's better than popularity,
  • 00:16:08.052 --> 00:16:10.188
  • He's better than popularity,He's better than man's praise,
  • 00:16:10.188 --> 00:16:11.322
  • He's better than man's praise,He's better than a high
  • 00:16:11.322 --> 00:16:13.224
  • He's better than a highyou can get from some people,
  • 00:16:13.224 --> 00:16:14.659
  • you can get from some people,He's better than what you can
  • 00:16:14.659 --> 00:16:16.127
  • He's better than what you canput in your body and feel good
  • 00:16:16.127 --> 00:16:18.029
  • put in your body and feel goodfor five hours, He's better,
  • 00:16:18.029 --> 00:16:19.063
  • for five hours, He's better,better, better.
  • 00:16:19.063 --> 00:16:20.231
  • better, better.That's not what surprised me.
  • 00:16:20.231 --> 00:16:21.332
  • That's not what surprised me.What surprised me is when it
  • 00:16:21.332 --> 00:16:23.334
  • What surprised me is when itsaid in verse 4 part A
  • 00:16:23.334 --> 00:16:26.070
  • said in verse 4 part A"having become..."
  • 00:16:26.070 --> 00:16:29.273
  • "having become..."Because He already was perfect.
  • 00:16:29.273 --> 00:16:32.877
  • Because He already was perfect.So how did He become better?
  • 00:16:32.877 --> 00:16:34.445
  • So how did He become better?I know from my study
  • 00:16:34.445 --> 00:16:35.713
  • I know from my studyof the word of God
  • 00:16:35.713 --> 00:16:36.381
  • of the word of Godthat He did not
  • 00:16:36.381 --> 00:16:39.684
  • that He did notimprove in character.
  • 00:16:39.684 --> 00:16:41.285
  • improve in character.I know from my study
  • 00:16:41.285 --> 00:16:42.387
  • I know from my studyin the word of God
  • 00:16:42.387 --> 00:16:43.654
  • in the word of Godthat Jesus didn't go into
  • 00:16:43.654 --> 00:16:49.961
  • that Jesus didn't go intothe gym and get gains, bro.
  • 00:16:49.961 --> 00:16:52.430
  • the gym and get gains, bro.I know from what I know
  • 00:16:52.430 --> 00:16:54.232
  • I know from what I knowabout his immutable,
  • 00:16:54.232 --> 00:16:55.400
  • about his immutable,which means unable
  • 00:16:55.400 --> 00:16:57.802
  • which means unableto be changed, nature
  • 00:16:57.802 --> 00:16:58.836
  • to be changed, naturethat He didn't get better
  • 00:16:58.836 --> 00:17:01.672
  • that He didn't get betterlike people get better.
  • 00:17:01.672 --> 00:17:02.974
  • like people get better.So, in order to understand,
  • 00:17:02.974 --> 00:17:04.308
  • So, in order to understand,when that shocked me,
  • 00:17:04.308 --> 00:17:05.109
  • when that shocked me,that just stopped me.
  • 00:17:05.109 --> 00:17:08.112
  • that just stopped me.I said, "I know He's better,
  • 00:17:08.112 --> 00:17:10.281
  • I said, "I know He's better,but He didn't become better.
  • 00:17:10.281 --> 00:17:13.117
  • but He didn't become better.He was already better."
  • 00:17:13.117 --> 00:17:15.153
  • He was already better."And I had to go backwards
  • 00:17:15.153 --> 00:17:18.823
  • And I had to go backwardsto understand better.
  • 00:17:18.823 --> 00:17:21.626
  • to understand better.I'mma preach to y'all three.
  • 00:17:21.626 --> 00:17:23.428
  • I'mma preach to y'all three.In verse three,
  • 00:17:23.428 --> 00:17:27.098
  • In verse three,it describes this process
  • 00:17:27.098 --> 00:17:30.468
  • it describes this processby which God became a man.
  • 00:17:30.468 --> 00:17:35.440
  • by which God became a man.What's better, a God or a man?
  • 00:17:35.440 --> 00:17:36.441
  • What's better, a God or a man?So --.
  • 00:17:36.441 --> 00:17:37.341
  • So --.Right answer.
  • 00:17:37.341 --> 00:17:40.578
  • Right answer.Ding-ding gold star.
  • 00:17:40.578 --> 00:17:43.548
  • Ding-ding gold star.God, but it said,
  • 00:17:43.548 --> 00:17:45.583
  • God, but it said,"He became better".
  • 00:17:45.583 --> 00:17:47.518
  • "He became better".He didn't get better;
  • 00:17:47.518 --> 00:17:51.055
  • He didn't get better;He was revealed as better.
  • 00:17:51.055 --> 00:17:52.857
  • He was revealed as better.And how did He do it?
  • 00:17:52.857 --> 00:17:54.125
  • And how did He do it?Because how we think of better
  • 00:17:54.125 --> 00:17:57.128
  • Because how we think of betteris, we climb up,
  • 00:17:57.128 --> 00:17:59.831
  • is, we climb up,but Jesus is not Drake;
  • 00:17:59.831 --> 00:18:01.466
  • but Jesus is not Drake;He didn't start
  • 00:18:01.466 --> 00:18:04.969
  • He didn't startfrom the bottom.
  • 00:18:04.969 --> 00:18:06.637
  • from the bottom.My God, this word
  • 00:18:06.637 --> 00:18:07.972
  • My God, this wordis just blessing me enough
  • 00:18:07.972 --> 00:18:10.374
  • is just blessing me enoughto subscribe to the podcast.
  • 00:18:10.374 --> 00:18:13.811
  • to subscribe to the podcast.He started in a celestial space
  • 00:18:13.811 --> 00:18:14.912
  • He started in a celestial spacethat is untouched
  • 00:18:14.912 --> 00:18:16.280
  • that is untouchedby the temporal.
  • 00:18:16.280 --> 00:18:17.949
  • by the temporal.He started in eternity
  • 00:18:17.949 --> 00:18:19.417
  • He started in eternityand came into time.
  • 00:18:19.417 --> 00:18:21.085
  • and came into time.He started robed in divinity
  • 00:18:21.085 --> 00:18:22.220
  • He started robed in divinityand glory and entered
  • 00:18:22.220 --> 00:18:23.855
  • and glory and enteredinto flesh and shame.
  • 00:18:23.855 --> 00:18:25.490
  • into flesh and shame.Watch verse three, it says,
  • 00:18:25.490 --> 00:18:26.924
  • Watch verse three, it says,"He was the radiance
  • 00:18:26.924 --> 00:18:28.159
  • "He was the radianceof the glory of God."
  • 00:18:28.159 --> 00:18:28.893
  • of the glory of God."He didn't become that;
  • 00:18:28.893 --> 00:18:30.061
  • He didn't become that;He was that.
  • 00:18:30.061 --> 00:18:31.662
  • He was that."He was the exact imprint
  • 00:18:31.662 --> 00:18:32.864
  • "He was the exact imprintof His nature."
  • 00:18:32.864 --> 00:18:34.098
  • of His nature."He didn't become that,
  • 00:18:34.098 --> 00:18:35.166
  • He didn't become that,He was that.
  • 00:18:35.166 --> 00:18:36.534
  • He was that."He upholds the universe
  • 00:18:36.534 --> 00:18:38.236
  • "He upholds the universeby the power of His word."
  • 00:18:38.236 --> 00:18:39.303
  • by the power of His word."That's not what He did,
  • 00:18:39.303 --> 00:18:40.538
  • That's not what He did,that's who He is.
  • 00:18:40.538 --> 00:18:43.207
  • that's who He is.So how did He become better?
  • 00:18:43.207 --> 00:18:46.144
  • So how did He become better?He made purification for sins,
  • 00:18:46.144 --> 00:18:49.147
  • He made purification for sins,and then sat down.
  • 00:18:49.147 --> 00:18:50.915
  • and then sat down.Jesus -- I need you
  • 00:18:50.915 --> 00:18:52.183
  • Jesus -- I need youto hear this --.
  • 00:18:52.183 --> 00:18:53.317
  • to hear this --.For everybody
  • 00:18:53.317 --> 00:18:55.253
  • For everybodywho is dealing with shame,
  • 00:18:55.253 --> 00:18:55.953
  • who is dealing with shame,and you feel like
  • 00:18:55.953 --> 00:18:57.388
  • and you feel likeyou've been going backwards
  • 00:18:57.388 --> 00:18:58.956
  • you've been going backwardsbecause you keep slipping
  • 00:18:58.956 --> 00:19:00.491
  • because you keep slippingand you keep stumbling,
  • 00:19:00.491 --> 00:19:01.325
  • and you keep stumbling,and you feel like,
  • 00:19:01.325 --> 00:19:02.627
  • and you feel like,"I'm going backwards",
  • 00:19:02.627 --> 00:19:03.427
  • "I'm going backwards",I want to tell you
  • 00:19:03.427 --> 00:19:06.030
  • I want to tell youJesus went backwards
  • 00:19:06.030 --> 00:19:07.431
  • Jesus went backwardsso we could see
  • 00:19:07.431 --> 00:19:08.866
  • so we could seethat He was better.
  • 00:19:08.866 --> 00:19:11.702
  • that He was better.Now I need ten seconds of praise
  • 00:19:11.702 --> 00:19:14.739
  • Now I need ten seconds of praisefrom the church from Nairobi
  • 00:19:14.739 --> 00:19:18.075
  • from the church from Nairobito Gaston County and Ballantyne,
  • 00:19:18.075 --> 00:19:19.577
  • to Gaston County and Ballantyne,in the back section,
  • 00:19:19.577 --> 00:19:21.479
  • in the back section,give Him praise if you know
  • 00:19:21.479 --> 00:19:30.488
  • give Him praise if you knowHe came down to lift me up.
  • 00:19:30.488 --> 00:19:31.289
  • He came down to lift me up.And so, if you've been
  • 00:19:31.289 --> 00:19:34.125
  • And so, if you've beengoing down lately,
  • 00:19:34.125 --> 00:19:34.759
  • going down lately,if you haven't been
  • 00:19:34.759 --> 00:19:36.827
  • if you haven't beenfeeling it lately,
  • 00:19:36.827 --> 00:19:37.528
  • feeling it lately,if some things have
  • 00:19:37.528 --> 00:19:39.564
  • if some things havebeen subtracted lately,
  • 00:19:39.564 --> 00:19:40.898
  • been subtracted lately,I wanted to declare
  • 00:19:40.898 --> 00:19:44.769
  • I wanted to declareyou're getting better backwards.
  • 00:19:44.769 --> 00:19:46.604
  • you're getting better backwards.God's gonna do it in you.
  • 00:19:46.604 --> 00:19:51.409
  • God's gonna do it in you.He is preparing you.
  • 00:19:51.409 --> 00:19:52.109
  • He is preparing you.Stand up and let me
  • 00:19:52.109 --> 00:19:53.678
  • Stand up and let mepray for the people.
  • 00:19:53.678 --> 00:19:54.645
  • pray for the people.God said, "Sometimes,
  • 00:19:54.645 --> 00:19:57.215
  • God said, "Sometimes,you gotta get better backwards."
  • 00:19:57.215 --> 00:19:58.382
  • you gotta get better backwards."Sometimes you gotta switch
  • 00:19:58.382 --> 00:20:00.318
  • Sometimes you gotta switchthe grip and understand
  • 00:20:00.318 --> 00:20:02.186
  • the grip and understandthat it's His grace and mercy,
  • 00:20:02.186 --> 00:20:04.088
  • that it's His grace and mercy,not your effort and your ability
  • 00:20:04.088 --> 00:20:08.826
  • not your effort and your abilityto walk in perfect faith.
  • 00:20:08.826 --> 00:20:14.298
  • to walk in perfect faith.I'm getting better backwards.
  • 00:20:14.298 --> 00:20:16.434
  • I'm getting better backwards.I'm getting better
  • 00:20:16.434 --> 00:20:17.868
  • I'm getting betterthrough the power of
  • 00:20:17.868 --> 00:20:19.470
  • through the power ofthe things that I endure,
  • 00:20:19.470 --> 00:20:23.107
  • the things that I endure,and I refuse to go back.
  • 00:20:23.107 --> 00:20:25.409
  • and I refuse to go back.I refuse to go back
  • 00:20:25.409 --> 00:20:29.046
  • I refuse to go backwhen what I have is better.
  • 00:20:29.046 --> 00:20:30.047
  • when what I have is better.Make that declaration.
  • 00:20:30.047 --> 00:20:33.384
  • Make that declaration.Say, "What I have is better."
  • 00:20:33.384 --> 00:20:34.118
  • Say, "What I have is better."D.L. Moody,
  • 00:20:34.118 --> 00:20:36.354
  • D.L. Moody,the great evangelist,
  • 00:20:36.354 --> 00:20:37.188
  • the great evangelist,was talking one time
  • 00:20:37.188 --> 00:20:39.657
  • was talking one timeto a critic.
  • 00:20:39.657 --> 00:20:40.324
  • to a critic.The man didn't like
  • 00:20:40.324 --> 00:20:41.726
  • The man didn't likehis preaching because
  • 00:20:41.726 --> 00:20:42.360
  • his preaching becausehe made too many
  • 00:20:42.360 --> 00:20:45.496
  • he made too manygrammatical errors,
  • 00:20:45.496 --> 00:20:47.999
  • grammatical errors,and the man knew better English
  • 00:20:47.999 --> 00:20:49.667
  • and the man knew better Englishthan D.L. Moody,
  • 00:20:49.667 --> 00:20:50.134
  • than D.L. Moody,but just because
  • 00:20:50.134 --> 00:20:51.202
  • but just becauseyou know better English,
  • 00:20:51.202 --> 00:20:51.802
  • you know better English,doesn't make you
  • 00:20:51.802 --> 00:21:00.311
  • doesn't make youa better preacher,
  • 00:21:00.311 --> 00:21:04.148
  • a better preacher,amen, amen.
  • 00:21:04.148 --> 00:21:05.182
  • amen, amen.And even though
  • 00:21:05.182 --> 00:21:06.284
  • And even thoughthe man criticized him,
  • 00:21:06.284 --> 00:21:09.186
  • the man criticized him,he responded with humility.
  • 00:21:09.186 --> 00:21:11.222
  • he responded with humility.And in the story that was told
  • 00:21:11.222 --> 00:21:12.923
  • And in the story that was toldof him said that when a man
  • 00:21:12.923 --> 00:21:14.225
  • of him said that when a manapproached him and said,
  • 00:21:14.225 --> 00:21:16.260
  • approached him and said,"Hey, I don't like the way
  • 00:21:16.260 --> 00:21:18.829
  • "Hey, I don't like the waythat you get invitations,
  • 00:21:18.829 --> 00:21:22.600
  • that you get invitations,I don't think it's good."
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  • I don't think it's good."And he was used to bringing
  • 00:21:23.434 --> 00:21:25.503
  • And he was used to bringingpeople to Christ, right?
  • 00:21:25.503 --> 00:21:26.771
  • people to Christ, right?This way back in the day
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  • This way back in the daywhen you couldn't leave
  • 00:21:27.471 --> 00:21:29.373
  • when you couldn't leavea comment on somebody's YouTube,
  • 00:21:29.373 --> 00:21:30.007
  • a comment on somebody's YouTube,you had to tell them
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  • you had to tell themif you didn't like them
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  • if you didn't like themstraight to their face.
  • 00:21:32.877 --> 00:21:36.947
  • straight to their face.These were better times.
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  • These were better times.No Internet courage back then.
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  • No Internet courage back then.He said, "I don't like
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  • He said, "I don't likethe way you do it."
  • 00:21:42.920 --> 00:21:43.654
  • the way you do it."And D.L. Moody said,
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  • And D.L. Moody said,"Neither do I.
  • 00:21:45.256 --> 00:21:46.090
  • "Neither do I.I'm trying to find
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  • I'm trying to finda better way."
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  • a better way."Then he asked the man,
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  • Then he asked the man,he said, "How do you do it?"
  • 00:21:52.463 --> 00:21:57.201
  • he said, "How do you do it?"And the man said, "I don't.
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  • And the man said, "I don't.I don't have a way."
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  • I don't have a way."D.L. Moody said,
  • 00:22:01.872 --> 00:22:05.443
  • D.L. Moody said,"I like mine better then.
  • 00:22:05.443 --> 00:22:11.515
  • "I like mine better then.I like mine better."
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  • I like mine better."I know it's not
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  • I know it's notpretty sometimes,
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  • pretty sometimes,and other people's progress
  • 00:22:15.653 --> 00:22:16.687
  • and other people's progresscan make you tempted
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  • can make you temptedto revert to past ways
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  • to revert to past waysof thinking when you
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  • of thinking when youcompare yourself
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  • compare yourselfto the wrong standard,
  • 00:22:22.293 --> 00:22:23.427
  • to the wrong standard,but in the presence of God,
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  • but in the presence of God,in the presence of Jesus,
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  • in the presence of Jesus,"who is greater than all things,
  • 00:22:26.697 --> 00:22:27.565
  • "who is greater than all things,and the eternal Christ
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  • and the eternal Christwhose word has spoken
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  • whose word has spokennot only from eternity,
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  • not only from eternity,but from time.
  • 00:22:30.568 --> 00:22:32.036
  • but from time.From Him who knew
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  • From Him who knewno sin who became sin,
  • 00:22:35.206 --> 00:22:36.140
  • no sin who became sin,that we might become
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  • that we might becomethe righteousness of God."
  • 00:22:38.743 --> 00:22:39.944
  • the righteousness of God."He says, "Don't get discouraged
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  • He says, "Don't get discouragedin your life,
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  • in your life,don't get discouraged
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  • don't get discouragedby your marriage,
  • 00:22:44.548 --> 00:22:45.516
  • by your marriage,don't get discouraged
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  • don't get discouragedby another people's --
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  • by another people's --another person's marriage."
  • 00:22:48.652 --> 00:22:50.821
  • another person's marriage."Bad grammar, good theology.
  • 00:22:50.821 --> 00:22:52.490
  • Bad grammar, good theology.I feel you, D.L. Moody.
  • 00:22:52.490 --> 00:22:54.325
  • I feel you, D.L. Moody.He said, "Don't get discouraged
  • 00:22:54.325 --> 00:22:55.593
  • He said, "Don't get discouragedby what you don't have
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  • by what you don't havethat they do have",
  • 00:22:57.828 --> 00:22:58.562
  • that they do have",but instead, I want you
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  • but instead, I want youto declare over your life today
  • 00:23:01.165 --> 00:23:04.602
  • to declare over your life todaythat relative to my purpose,
  • 00:23:04.602 --> 00:23:06.804
  • that relative to my purpose,there is not a better person
  • 00:23:06.804 --> 00:23:09.140
  • there is not a better personto be on the earth, in position,
  • 00:23:09.140 --> 00:23:10.875
  • to be on the earth, in position,on assignment, humbled
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  • on assignment, humbledbefore the presence of God --
  • 00:23:11.876 --> 00:23:12.576
  • before the presence of God --you know what makes you
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  • you know what makes youbetter for the job
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  • better for the jobthan anybody else?
  • 00:23:15.346 --> 00:23:16.180
  • than anybody else?The fact that you know that
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  • The fact that you know thatyou can't do it on your own.
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  • you can't do it on your own.That's what makes you better
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  • That's what makes you betterin this world of improving,
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  • in this world of improving,in this world of approving.
  • 00:23:35.332 --> 00:23:40.938
  • in this world of approving.And it could always be "er"-er.
  • 00:23:40.938 --> 00:23:43.741
  • And it could always be "er"-er.Don't miss what is on the way
  • 00:23:43.741 --> 00:23:46.143
  • Don't miss what is on the wayto a place called "Er."
  • 00:23:46.143 --> 00:23:46.877
  • to a place called "Er."God's name is not
  • 00:23:46.877 --> 00:23:51.482
  • God's name is not"The Great I Er."
  • 00:23:51.482 --> 00:23:55.219
  • "The Great I Er."He's the Great I Am.
  • 00:23:55.219 --> 00:23:56.787
  • He's the Great I Am.I need 600 people to celebrate
  • 00:23:56.787 --> 00:24:01.459
  • I need 600 people to celebratethis word right now.
  • 00:24:01.459 --> 00:24:03.461
  • this word right now.The blood of Jesus
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  • - Right now, in this moment,
  • 00:24:09.500 --> 00:24:10.968
  • - Right now, in this moment,your life is being steered
  • 00:24:10.968 --> 00:24:12.470
  • your life is being steeredin a direction.
  • 00:24:12.470 --> 00:24:14.472
  • in a direction.It may be toward your calling,
  • 00:24:14.472 --> 00:24:15.139
  • It may be toward your calling,it may be away
  • 00:24:15.139 --> 00:24:16.474
  • it may be awayfrom your calling.
  • 00:24:16.474 --> 00:24:17.475
  • from your calling.But your life is being
  • 00:24:17.475 --> 00:24:18.776
  • like a ship in the water.
  • 00:24:20.678 --> 00:24:22.847
  • like a ship in the water.The destination is determined
  • 00:24:22.847 --> 00:24:26.417
  • The destination is determinedby who or what is at the wheel.
  • 00:24:26.417 --> 00:24:27.084
  • by who or what is at the wheel.If you're steering
  • 00:24:27.084 --> 00:24:28.319
  • If you're steeringby your feelings,
  • 00:24:28.319 --> 00:24:30.421
  • by your feelings,instead of by the spirit of God,
  • 00:24:30.421 --> 00:24:31.322
  • instead of by the spirit of God,it's just a matter of time
  • 00:24:31.322 --> 00:24:32.690
  • it's just a matter of timebefore you get off course.
  • 00:24:32.690 --> 00:24:34.558
  • before you get off course.Sometimes, it happens slowly.
  • 00:24:34.558 --> 00:24:35.359
  • Sometimes, it happens slowly.We don't even realize
  • 00:24:35.359 --> 00:24:37.094
  • We don't even realizethe gradual drift.
  • 00:24:37.094 --> 00:24:37.962
  • the gradual drift.Because, the world's gets us
  • 00:24:37.962 --> 00:24:39.697
  • Because, the world's gets uswalking in its ways;
  • 00:24:39.697 --> 00:24:43.300
  • walking in its ways;what we see, what we feel,
  • 00:24:43.300 --> 00:24:45.135
  • what we see, what we feel,what we think.
  • 00:24:45.135 --> 00:24:46.704
  • what we think.But as children of God,
  • 00:24:46.704 --> 00:24:47.671
  • But as children of God,we have to learn how to
  • 00:24:47.671 --> 00:24:49.540
  • because feelings come and go.
  • 00:24:51.342 --> 00:24:52.409
  • because feelings come and go.I mean, one minute,
  • 00:24:52.409 --> 00:24:53.511
  • I mean, one minute,you're telling yourself that
  • 00:24:53.511 --> 00:24:54.845
  • you're telling yourself thatyou can take on the world.
  • 00:24:54.845 --> 00:24:55.446
  • you can take on the world.And the next minute,
  • 00:24:55.446 --> 00:24:56.080
  • And the next minute,all you wanna do
  • 00:24:56.080 --> 00:24:57.548
  • all you wanna dois get under the covers
  • 00:24:57.548 --> 00:24:58.816
  • is get under the coverswith some cookies.
  • 00:24:58.816 --> 00:24:59.416
  • with some cookies.I know you know
  • 00:24:59.416 --> 00:25:00.584
  • I know you knowwhat I am saying.
  • 00:25:00.584 --> 00:25:01.585
  • what I am saying.God's truth
  • 00:25:01.585 --> 00:25:03.487
  • God's truthis the only constant.
  • 00:25:03.487 --> 00:25:05.022
  • is the only constant.It's time to fix your focus
  • 00:25:05.022 --> 00:25:06.824
  • It's time to fix your focuson the provision of God
  • 00:25:06.824 --> 00:25:08.058
  • on the provision of Godnot the lack in your life.
  • 00:25:08.058 --> 00:25:09.059
  • not the lack in your life.The protection of God,
  • 00:25:09.059 --> 00:25:10.194
  • The protection of God,not the danger around you.
  • 00:25:10.194 --> 00:25:11.996
  • not the danger around you.And the purposes of God
  • 00:25:11.996 --> 00:25:13.230
  • And the purposes of Godinstead of whatever
  • 00:25:13.230 --> 00:25:14.565
  • instead of whateverlittle urgent crisis
  • 00:25:14.565 --> 00:25:16.233
  • little urgent crisispops up in your day.
  • 00:25:16.233 --> 00:25:17.368
  • pops up in your day.You can survive the storms
  • 00:25:17.368 --> 00:25:19.503
  • - I connect with God
  • 00:25:20.938 --> 00:25:22.473
  • - I connect with Godat the level of thought,
  • 00:25:22.473 --> 00:25:24.341
  • at the level of thought,which would be fine,
  • 00:25:24.341 --> 00:25:25.342
  • which would be fine,if God spoke to me
  • 00:25:25.342 --> 00:25:26.377
  • if God spoke to meat the level of thought
  • 00:25:26.377 --> 00:25:27.411
  • at the level of thoughtand He was the only One
  • 00:25:27.411 --> 00:25:29.680
  • and He was the only Onewho spoke that way.
  • 00:25:29.680 --> 00:25:31.482
  • who spoke that way.So, now, I got God speaking
  • 00:25:31.482 --> 00:25:33.717
  • So, now, I got God speakingto me through my thoughts,
  • 00:25:33.717 --> 00:25:35.185
  • to me through my thoughts,I've got the enemy trying
  • 00:25:35.185 --> 00:25:36.720
  • I've got the enemy tryingto speak against what God
  • 00:25:36.720 --> 00:25:39.156
  • to speak against what Godspoke to me through my thoughts.
  • 00:25:39.156 --> 00:25:40.124
  • spoke to me through my thoughts.One is telling me:
  • 00:25:40.124 --> 00:25:41.258
  • One is telling me:“Your greatest years
  • 00:25:41.258 --> 00:25:42.826
  • “Your greatest yearsare ahead of you,”;
  • 00:25:42.826 --> 00:25:44.228
  • are ahead of you,”;one is telling me:
  • 00:25:44.228 --> 00:25:44.929
  • one is telling me:“You've already done
  • 00:25:44.929 --> 00:25:45.529
  • “You've already doneall the good things
  • 00:25:45.529 --> 00:25:46.630
  • all the good thingsyou're gonna do.
  • 00:25:46.630 --> 00:25:47.698
  • you're gonna do.You better ride it out,
  • 00:25:47.698 --> 00:25:48.365
  • You better ride it out,because it won't be
  • 00:25:48.365 --> 00:25:49.567
  • because it won't bemuch longer.”
  • 00:25:49.567 --> 00:25:50.868
  • much longer.”And God is saying,
  • 00:25:50.868 --> 00:25:52.736
  • And God is saying,“You have gone as far
  • 00:25:52.736 --> 00:25:55.706
  • “You have gone as faras you can go holding onto
  • 00:25:55.706 --> 00:25:57.308
  • as you can go holding ontowhat you used to be.
  • 00:25:57.308 --> 00:26:00.644
  • what you used to be.This requires that the excuses
  • 00:26:00.644 --> 00:26:02.179
  • This requires that the excusesthat have become so embedded
  • 00:26:02.179 --> 00:26:03.347
  • that have become so embeddedin your life
  • 00:26:03.347 --> 00:26:05.115
  • in your lifehave to be left behind
  • 00:26:05.115 --> 00:26:05.950
  • have to be left behindat the spot
  • 00:26:05.950 --> 00:26:07.585
  • at the spotof your transformation
  • 00:26:07.585 --> 00:26:08.352
  • of your transformationbecause you're
  • 00:26:08.352 --> 00:26:10.521
  • because you'rein transition, now.
  • 00:26:10.521 --> 00:26:12.423
  • in transition, now.You cannot take hold
  • 00:26:12.423 --> 00:26:14.291
  • You cannot take holdof what's new,
  • 00:26:14.291 --> 00:26:15.326
  • of what's new,while you have a death-grip
  • 00:26:15.326 --> 00:26:16.794
  • while you have a death-gripon what's old.
  • 00:26:16.794 --> 00:26:18.529
  • on what's old.But the good news is,
  • 00:26:18.529 --> 00:26:19.763
  • But the good news is,if you feel like you've got
  • 00:26:19.763 --> 00:26:21.565
  • if you feel like you've gotso far to go,
  • 00:26:21.565 --> 00:26:23.434
  • so far to go,that is a good sign that you are
  • 00:26:23.434 --> 00:26:25.903
  • that is a good sign that you areactually getting closer to God.
  • 00:26:25.903 --> 00:26:27.571
  • actually getting closer to God.If you are being tested,
  • 00:26:27.571 --> 00:26:29.440
  • If you are being tested,you are in transition.
  • 00:26:29.440 --> 00:26:31.709
  • you are in transition.The greatest oil of anointing
  • 00:26:31.709 --> 00:26:33.243
  • The greatest oil of anointingcomes in the place
  • 00:26:33.243 --> 00:26:34.912
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  • has a way of showing up
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  • in our lives during
  • 00:26:38.182 --> 00:26:39.750
  • transitional seasons,
  • 00:26:39.750 --> 00:26:40.484
  • but that doesn't mean
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  • that God isn't with you in it.
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  • Call today to get your copy
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  • - ♪ I believe in ♪
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  • ♪ I have resurrection power ♪
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  • ♪ Yes, I do ♪
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  • ♪ Still, the miracle that ♪
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  • ♪ I just can't get over ♪
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  • ♪ My name is registered ♪
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  • ♪ Yeah, my praise ♪
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  • ♪ Belongs to You ♪
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  • ♪ This is my testimony ♪
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  • ♪ From death to life ♪
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  • ♪ 'Cause grace ♪
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  • ♪ Rewrote my story ♪
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  • ♪ I'll testify ♪
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  • ♪ By Jesus Christ ♪
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  • ♪ The Righteous ♪
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  • ♪ I'm justified ♪
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