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The Promise

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May 5, 2020
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In this message Dr. Jeremiah shares how God’s promises are His way of connecting us to His power.

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  • Dr. David Jeremiah: Life movesso fast,
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  • but is it taking youwhere you want to go?
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  • You can spend years searchingfor something you do not have,
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  • only to end upwhere you don't want to be.
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  • Exploring what the world hasto offer we often find nothing.
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  • However, your journeythrough the twists and turns
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  • of this worlddoesn't have to put you
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  • on the path of discouragementand despair.
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  • Let me tell you how to takethe journey of your lifetime.
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  • It's an adventure with Godas your guide,
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  • where you'll discover the peace,the purpose,
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  • and the poweryou've been seeking.
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  • It's a journeyof unimaginable blessing
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  • and here is the amazing part:
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  • with God you already haveeverything you need
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  • for life's journey,not half of what you need
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  • or a whole lotof what you need.
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  • God has given youeverything you need.
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  • God never intended for youto stumble your way
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  • through the course of each day
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  • and certainly not journeyunprepared into your future,
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  • so where do you wanna go?
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  • It's time to unpackall that God has given you.
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  • Discover how you have beenequipped for this journey
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  • and can live with confidence
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  • because you, my friend,have everything you need.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Can you imaginebeing dropped off
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  • in the middle of the wilderness,with no compass, map, or GPS?
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  • Only experienced survivalists
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  • would be able to usethe landscape around them
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  • to navigate safelyout of the wild.
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  • Do you ever feel that your lifehas reached a point
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  • where you have lost direction,
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  • you feel strandedand unable to discern
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  • which direction to take?
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  • Hello, I'm David Jeremiah.
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  • Would you be surprised to knowthat God has given you a roadmap
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  • for living a stumble-proof life?
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  • He's providedeverything you need
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  • to find your way forward
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  • on the path of life to godlinessand spiritual success.
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  • Today, I began a series called"Everything You Need"
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  • and over the courseof these messages
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  • we will learn to developeight qualities
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  • to add to our faiththat will help us navigate
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  • our lives like experiencedsurvivalists in the wilderness.
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  • We began with a messagecalled, "The Promise"
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  • right here todayon "Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: So, travel with meacross the United States
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  • and join me in New York City,high above Central Park
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  • in The Appel Roomat Jazz at Lincoln Center
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  • for my series,"Everything You Need."
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  • male announcer:In Dr. Jeremiah's book,
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  • "Everything You Need,"he invites you to consider
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  • how would your life changeif you had the energy
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  • to diligently fulfillGod's purpose for you
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  • or the confidence to always dowhat pleases God
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  • or had an intimate knowledgeof his Word?
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  • What would your faith be likeif you replaced a harmful habit
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  • with a positive one or developeda determination
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  • that could carry youthrough any difficulty?
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  • Do you wanna see yourselfbecoming more like Christ,
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  • sharing his kindness andlove to those around you?
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  • It may surprise you to knowthat God has already given you
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  • everything you need to doall this and more.
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  • In "Everything You Need,"learn practical ways to unleash
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  • the power of God in your lifeand cultivate a faith
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  • that will change youand everyone around you,
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  • female announcer: Thank youfor watching
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  • "Everything You Need,"here on "Turning Point."
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  • In appreciationof your viewership,
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  • Dr. Jeremiah would liketo send you these,
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  • female announcer: And nowhere is Dr. Jeremiah
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  • with his message,"The Promise."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: People oftenask me,
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  • "Pastor, what's going onin the world today?
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  • What's the biggest issuewe all face?"
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  • I have a lot of answersfor that.
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  • I'm not sure any of themare the final perfect answer,
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  • but each of the answers I give
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  • seems to have the sameoverarching word,
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  • and it's the word "pressure."
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  • I began reading a passage ofScripture in the New Testament,
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  • and I wanna tell you about thatin a few moments
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  • and what that passagehas meant to me,
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  • but I wanna introduce itby telling you a little story.
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  • The Mariana snailfishlives in the deepest caverns
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  • of the ocean,
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  • where the pressureis 1.000 times greater
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  • than on the surface.
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  • The temperaturewhere this little fish lives
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  • is near freezing,
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  • and there is no lightbecause it's so deep,
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  • and God created this little fishabout the size of the human hand
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  • to thrive in extreme conditionsat the bottom of the ocean.
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  • How do they do it?
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  • Well, the snailfishpossesses special features
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  • like flexible skulls and bones.
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  • They produce distinct chemicalsthat stabilize
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  • their constitution and thepressure inside of them.
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  • Now, get this.
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  • God created them so thatthe pressure inside of them
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  • would be greater than thepressure outside of them,
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  • so they can live in comfortwith all this pressure on them
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  • because they have pressureon the inside.
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  • How do we create thespiritual pressure inside of us
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  • that is so strongthat it makes it possible
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  • for us to live in a world whereall these pressures are on us?
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  • Pretty amazing that Godcould create a fish like that,
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  • but the same God who createsa little fish like that
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  • creates us in such a waythat we can live under pressure.
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  • He's built us that way,
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  • and we're gonna find out a lotabout that
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  • as we go throughthis passage of Scripture.
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  • This passage of Scripture,I've known about all my life,
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  • but I've never really absorbedit like I have recently.
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  • I've taken this passageof Scripture apart and
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  • put it back together so manytimes in the last six months
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  • and every time I do thatI learn something new.
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  • Today, we're going to justdeal with the first few verses.
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  • "His divine powerhas given to us
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  • all things that pertainto life and godliness,
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  • through the knowledge of him whocalled us by glory and virtue,
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  • by which we have been given
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  • exceedingly greatand precious promises,
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  • that through these we may bepartakers of the divine nature,
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  • having escaped the corruption
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  • that is in the worldthrough lust."
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  • Listen to me,according to Peter,
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  • who walked alongside of Jesus,
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  • you and I have been giveneverything we need
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  • for life and godliness.
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  • That's what it says.
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  • Not some things you need,not many things you need,
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  • not even most things you need.
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  • It's pretty specific:everything you need.
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  • So what specificallyare those resources?
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  • What has God given us?
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  • It starts, first of all,with access to his power.
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  • Peter tells us that we haveaccess to the power of God.
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  • That's the best news you'll everhave today, men and women.
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  • You don't have to do thisby yourself.
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  • You don't have to facethe pressures of life
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  • in your own strength.
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  • In fact, if you do it's a prettydiscouraging issue.
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  • We are not sufficientfor these things.
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  • Can I get a witness?
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  • These things that we facesometimes
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  • are way beyond what you and Ican handle
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  • in our own personalhuman strength
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  • and that's why Peter beginshis little discussion
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  • about everything you needby introducing us again
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  • to the incredible power of God.
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  • He says by his divine powerwe have been given
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  • everything we need,
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  • so let me unpackwhat Peter meant by this.
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  • What does he meanthat we have God's power?
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  • First of all,it's unlimited power.
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  • I mean, God's powercan light up the universe,
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  • fire up the stars,power the planets,
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  • move the oceans in their tides,
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  • and give life to every creatureon Earth,
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  • and he doesn't get diminishedby one kilowatt by doing it all.
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  • There is no problem,there is no situation in life
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  • for which God's mighty poweris not adequate.
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  • You will never have a problemthat's too big for God's power.
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  • You may think you'rein the middle of one right now.
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  • It's just 'cause you don'tunderstand God's power,
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  • but God is able to doabove and beyond
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  • all that we could everask or think
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  • and through his powerwe don't have to be victims.
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  • We can be victors.God's power is unlimited.
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  • Secondly, his poweris unleashed.
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  • When you get Jesus Christinto your life,
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  • when you become a Christian,
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  • the power of God Almightyis turned on in your life.
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  • Think what would happen ifevery follower of Jesus Christ
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  • stopped looking everywhere elsefor this power
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  • and started lookin' to Godfor this power?
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  • Isn't it amazing thatwe run hither and yon,
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  • to and fro, trying to find allthese things we supposedly think
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  • we need, and God tells uswe already have 'em?
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  • We're wastin' all this time,runnin' to the wrong place,
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  • when we've been toldby the God who created us
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  • that he's already equipped usfor what we need.
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  • So, Jesus said:
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  • "With God all thingsare possible," all things.
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  • I remember thinking aboutthat little word, "all things."
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  • It's in the Bible a lotin key verses that we know,
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  • like, "We know that all thingswork together for good
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  • to those who love God."
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  • He makes it all available to us.
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  • Now, I know you're sitting therethinking,
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  • "Why is it that this powerisn't working in my life?
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  • If God has given meall this power,
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  • what's wrong with me?
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  • Why am I not living the powerfullife you're talking about?"
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  • And we're gonna get therein a moment,
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  • but before we get thereI want you to understand,
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  • as I've tried to comprehendin my own life,
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  • that the power that we need
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  • has been given to usby Almighty God.
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  • Do you need joy?
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  • Do you need a heart of happinessthat comes from Christ?
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  • I've watched peoplego through
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  • some of the mosthorrendous things in their life
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  • and because of the power of Godin their heart
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  • they do sowith a smile on their face.
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  • The Bible saysyou can do all things
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  • through Christwho strengthens you.
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  • God's power is unlimited.It's an unleashed power.
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  • It goes to work in your life
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  • the momentyou become a Christian.
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  • Here is the last thing aboutthe power of God: it's unlocked.
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  • Listen to this.
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  • "Through the knowledgeof him
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  • who called usby glory and virtue."
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  • In other words, the power of Godcomes to you
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  • through your relationshipwith Jesus Christ.
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  • When he comes into your lifehe lives within you
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  • and now you are connectedwith Almighty God,
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  • and you can begin, as you buildyour relationship with him,
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  • to see that power come alive.
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  • So, the first thing that Godwants to give you is his power.
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  • But the second thing you noticein the first part of 2 Peter 1
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  • is that you have God's promises,too,
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  • so listen to what Peter said.
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  • He says you have divine power.Now, watch this.
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  • "By which have been given to us
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  • exceedingly greatand precious promises."
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  • Now, I wanna give youa little visual here.
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  • Here is the power of God.This is like a huge generator.
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  • This is God's power and hereI am over here living my life,
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  • and I'm not very bigcompared to that.
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  • How do I, little, old me,
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  • how do I get connectedwith that power source?
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  • The Bible is very clear.It says this.
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  • We get connected with Godas our power source
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  • by the exceeding great andprecious promises of this book.
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  • God's power is not availableapart from the Scripture.
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  • If you want the power of Godto be working in your life,
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  • don't ignore this book.
  • 00:12:47.850 --> 00:12:49.752
  • You know, a lotta Christianscome and talk to me
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  • about what's happeningin their life
  • 00:12:51.854 --> 00:12:53.455
  • and, you know, I just ask 'ema couple of simple questions.
  • 00:12:53.489 --> 00:12:55.691
  • "Do you ever read the Bible?"
  • 00:12:55.724 --> 00:12:57.226
  • "Well, no, I don't havemuch time to do that."
  • 00:12:57.259 --> 00:12:59.461
  • Well, you know what?
  • 00:12:59.495 --> 00:13:00.796
  • If you don't read the Bibledon't complain
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  • about not having God's power,
  • 00:13:02.164 --> 00:13:03.532
  • because it's just like therewere wires connected
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  • between God and you.
  • 00:13:05.935 --> 00:13:07.503
  • Those wires carry thepower of God from him to you.
  • 00:13:07.536 --> 00:13:10.973
  • And what are those wires?
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  • They're God's precious promises,
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  • and we're gonna talk about thosefor a few moments.
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  • Why does Peter call them
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  • "exceedingly greatand precious"?
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  • Well, they're greatfor one reason.
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  • Simply because they comefrom a great God,
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  • they lead to a great life,but these promises are great
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  • for at least threeadditional reasons,
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  • and I'm gonna give youthe reasons why they're great,
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  • why you needto really focus on this.
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  • Number one,God's promises are incalculable.
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  • No one can fully countthe promises of God.
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  • Somewhere in every book,in every chapter
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  • throughout the Biblethere are great evidences.
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  • This is a book full of promises.
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  • Just think about it.It's not very thick.
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  • If you wanna hearGod's Word to your heart,
  • 00:13:53.082 --> 00:13:55.417
  • if you wanna hear what Godhas in store for you,
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  • if you wanna knowwhat God has promised to you,
  • 00:13:57.820 --> 00:13:59.955
  • only one place to get it.
  • 00:13:59.989 --> 00:14:01.323
  • It's in between the coversof this book called the Bible.
  • 00:14:01.357 --> 00:14:05.027
  • Now--so, one of the reasonswhy you wanna get involved
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  • in the promises of God
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  • is 'causethere are so many of 'em.
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  • You can spendthe rest of your life
  • 00:14:12.468 --> 00:14:13.769
  • and you'll never get 'em all,but it's a good project.
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  • I'm recommending it to you.
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  • Here is the second reason whythese promises are so important.
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  • Not only are they incalculable,but they're infallible.
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  • God's promises are greatbecause they always are true.
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  • Here is what the Bible saysabout God's promises
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  • in 2 Corinthians 1:20.
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  • The Bible says, "For every oneof God's promises
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  • is 'Yes' in Christ.
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  • Therefore,through him we also say,
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  • 'Amen' to the glory of God."
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  • That's a tremendous Word.
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  • In other words, God,you have promised
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  • to never leave us or forsake us
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  • and to work all thingsfor our good,
  • 00:14:51.106 --> 00:14:53.575
  • and God says yes,and we say amen.
  • 00:14:53.609 --> 00:14:57.413
  • So, we love his promises becausethere are so many of them,
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  • we love his promisesbecause he never breaks them,
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  • and we love his promises,thirdly,
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  • because they're alwaysavailable to us.
  • 00:15:06.388 --> 00:15:09.825
  • There is a little wordthat Peter loves to use,
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  • and he writes it in his book
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  • more than any other writer,I think.
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  • It's the word "precious."
  • 00:15:15.197 --> 00:15:17.866
  • Not in a sentimental way.
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  • Think precious stones.Think precious metals.
  • 00:15:20.202 --> 00:15:23.539
  • Think gold.
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  • Just think about goldfor a minute.
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  • That's a precious metal.
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  • It's preciousbecause God made it.
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  • God buried it in the earth,
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  • and he loves it so muchthat one day
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  • he's gonna pave the streetsof New Jerusalem with it,
  • 00:15:37.252 --> 00:15:40.956
  • and experts say that gold hasspecial chemical properties.
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  • First of all, gold cannot bedestroyed by water,
  • 00:15:44.827 --> 00:15:47.696
  • cannot be destroyed by time,cannot be destroyed by fire.
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  • It's malleable, which meansit spreads without cracking.
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  • It's ductile.
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  • Means it stretcheswithout breaking.
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  • It's rare.Do you know how rare gold is?
  • 00:15:59.942 --> 00:16:02.444
  • I was shocked when I read this,but listen to me.
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  • All the gold that's everbeen mined in the whole world
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  • would fit into twoOlympic swimming pools.
  • 00:16:07.816 --> 00:16:11.954
  • Now, that's a lotta goldbut in light
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  • of the vastness of the universe
  • 00:16:15.090 --> 00:16:16.992
  • it doesn't seem like that much,does it?
  • 00:16:17.026 --> 00:16:18.961
  • One of the reasonsgold is so precious
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  • is becausethere is not a lot of it.
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  • There is not a huge amountof gold,
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  • and so we call ita precious metal,
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  • and what Peteris talking about here
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  • is that each and every promise
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  • God issues you in his Wordis as precious as gold,
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  • so valuablethat just one of those promises
  • 00:16:37.880 --> 00:16:40.582
  • can make you infinitely richerthan somebody
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  • who owns all the goldin both of those swimming pools.
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  • I believe that.
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  • I believe that if you getahold of the right promise
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  • in the right situation
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  • it will change everythingabout you
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  • and everything about your life.
  • 00:16:52.795 --> 00:16:55.531
  • And, ladies and gentlemen,
  • 00:16:55.564 --> 00:16:57.399
  • we don't have to go huntingfor these promises.
  • 00:16:57.433 --> 00:17:00.035
  • We have 'em in our hands.
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  • The precious promises of Godwe take with us
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  • to church every week.
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  • We lay the bookof those promises
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  • down on the nightstandbefore we go to bed,
  • 00:17:08.210 --> 00:17:10.079
  • and we read it in the morning.
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  • Sometimes we read it at night
  • 00:17:11.513 --> 00:17:13.315
  • and as you read this bookyou understand and recognize
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  • the life-changing giftsthat God has given you
  • 00:17:15.784 --> 00:17:18.454
  • and when you understandthese things
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  • you cannot believeyou have them.
  • 00:17:20.055 --> 00:17:22.191
  • They're here, and this is whatPeter wants us to understand.
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  • We don't have to wait for these.
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  • We don't have to doanything to get them.
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  • We don't have to sign upfor them.
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  • There's no classwhere we have to go
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  • and learn about 'em.
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  • The Bible says God has given youeverything you need
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  • through his greatprecious promises.
  • 00:17:34.837 --> 00:17:40.542
  • William Randolph Hearstwas a wealthy
  • 00:17:40.576 --> 00:17:43.445
  • 20th-centurynewspaper publisher,
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  • and he was an incredibleart collector.
  • 00:17:46.181 --> 00:17:50.085
  • One day, he read a descriptionof some valuable pieces of art,
  • 00:17:50.119 --> 00:17:53.889
  • and he called his peopletogether, and he said,
  • 00:17:53.922 --> 00:17:55.891
  • "I have to havethat art immediately.
  • 00:17:55.924 --> 00:17:57.726
  • Go find it.I don't care what it costs."
  • 00:17:57.759 --> 00:18:00.229
  • He commissioned his agent to gowherever he had to go
  • 00:18:00.262 --> 00:18:02.831
  • and get those pieces of art
  • 00:18:02.865 --> 00:18:04.466
  • so he could have themfor his collection.
  • 00:18:04.500 --> 00:18:07.469
  • You can imagine his surprisewhen he received a telegram
  • 00:18:07.503 --> 00:18:10.405
  • from his art agent telling him
  • 00:18:10.439 --> 00:18:12.107
  • the pieceswere in his own warehouse
  • 00:18:12.141 --> 00:18:15.043
  • where his collectionof art was stored.
  • 00:18:15.077 --> 00:18:19.915
  • So, if William Hearsthad compared
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  • the valuable items he wanted
  • 00:18:22.684 --> 00:18:24.920
  • with the precious itemshe already possessed,
  • 00:18:24.953 --> 00:18:28.090
  • he would have discovered thatthe very things he longed for
  • 00:18:28.123 --> 00:18:31.126
  • he already hadand that's what I wanna
  • 00:18:31.160 --> 00:18:33.929
  • convey to you todaymost of all.
  • 00:18:33.962 --> 00:18:35.697
  • Ladies and gentlemen, we don'thave to go looking for it.
  • 00:18:35.731 --> 00:18:39.067
  • Isn't it interestingthat we have this,
  • 00:18:39.101 --> 00:18:41.036
  • and God has given it to us?
  • 00:18:41.069 --> 00:18:42.538
  • It's his precious book.
  • 00:18:42.571 --> 00:18:44.907
  • Number three,you have God's purpose.
  • 00:18:44.940 --> 00:18:46.775
  • What is God doing in your life?Why is he doing all of this?
  • 00:18:46.808 --> 00:18:50.279
  • Because he wants to dosomething in your life.
  • 00:18:50.312 --> 00:18:53.048
  • He has a purposein mind for you.
  • 00:18:53.081 --> 00:18:54.917
  • Listen to what Peter saysin 2 Peter 1:3 and 4.
  • 00:18:54.950 --> 00:18:58.320
  • "His divine powerhas given to us
  • 00:18:58.987 --> 00:19:01.456
  • all things that pertainto life and godliness,
  • 00:19:01.490 --> 00:19:04.426
  • that through these thingswe might be partakers
  • 00:19:04.459 --> 00:19:07.896
  • of his divine nature,having escaped
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  • the corruption that isin the world through lust."
  • 00:19:10.599 --> 00:19:13.168
  • Now, those are somewordy statements.
  • 00:19:13.202 --> 00:19:14.770
  • Let me unpack 'em.
  • 00:19:14.803 --> 00:19:16.471
  • Through these promisesthe nature of God
  • 00:19:16.505 --> 00:19:18.907
  • that's within you,that's growing in you
  • 00:19:18.941 --> 00:19:21.043
  • in oppositionto your old nature,
  • 00:19:21.076 --> 00:19:23.145
  • that new nature is being fed.
  • 00:19:23.178 --> 00:19:24.746
  • How is it fed?Through the promises of God.
  • 00:19:24.780 --> 00:19:27.616
  • You connect the Word of God
  • 00:19:27.649 --> 00:19:29.084
  • with the nature of Godwithin you
  • 00:19:29.117 --> 00:19:30.586
  • and the Bible sayswhen you do that,
  • 00:19:30.619 --> 00:19:32.588
  • number one,you become more godly.
  • 00:19:32.621 --> 00:19:35.257
  • And number two, he promisesthat if you do that
  • 00:19:35.290 --> 00:19:38.026
  • you will escapethe corruption
  • 00:19:38.060 --> 00:19:40.229
  • that is in the worldthrough lust.
  • 00:19:40.262 --> 00:19:43.665
  • Now, let's just pausefor a moment
  • 00:19:43.699 --> 00:19:45.100
  • and ask ourselves whatin the world does that mean?
  • 00:19:45.133 --> 00:19:47.569
  • And I ought to be careful here,
  • 00:19:47.603 --> 00:19:48.904
  • 'cause when I'm not carefulI get in a lotta trouble,
  • 00:19:48.937 --> 00:19:50.539
  • so I'm gonna be real careful.
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  • The world in which we live,men and women,
  • 00:19:52.975 --> 00:19:55.010
  • is no longer a world
  • 00:19:55.043 --> 00:19:56.612
  • capable of communicatingpositive things to our lives.
  • 00:19:56.645 --> 00:20:00.649
  • It's not.
  • 00:20:00.682 --> 00:20:02.184
  • You may have a positive family,
  • 00:20:02.217 --> 00:20:03.619
  • you may have a littlepositive group,
  • 00:20:03.652 --> 00:20:05.220
  • but the world as we know it,
  • 00:20:05.254 --> 00:20:06.655
  • especially herein the United States,
  • 00:20:06.688 --> 00:20:08.824
  • is no longer a worldthat values virtue,
  • 00:20:08.857 --> 00:20:11.426
  • that values goodness.
  • 00:20:11.460 --> 00:20:13.895
  • The Bible saysthere would come a time
  • 00:20:13.929 --> 00:20:15.464
  • when we would call evil, good,and good, evil.
  • 00:20:15.497 --> 00:20:17.566
  • We're at that timeand all you gotta do is watch.
  • 00:20:17.599 --> 00:20:20.335
  • I mean, it's just so evident,so here we are as believers.
  • 00:20:20.369 --> 00:20:23.672
  • We're connectedto the power source.
  • 00:20:23.705 --> 00:20:25.340
  • We've been giventhe divine promises.
  • 00:20:25.374 --> 00:20:27.609
  • How in the world are we supposedto live in this world
  • 00:20:27.643 --> 00:20:30.379
  • where we live?
  • 00:20:30.412 --> 00:20:32.180
  • The Bible says that you and Ias believers
  • 00:20:32.214 --> 00:20:34.283
  • we've been calledto live righteous lives
  • 00:20:34.316 --> 00:20:36.184
  • in the midst of that culture.
  • 00:20:36.218 --> 00:20:38.186
  • We can't be absorbedinto this culture.
  • 00:20:38.220 --> 00:20:40.522
  • We have to be different.How do we do that?
  • 00:20:40.555 --> 00:20:42.991
  • You have to do itthrough the power of God.
  • 00:20:43.025 --> 00:20:44.926
  • Well, how do youget the power of God?
  • 00:20:44.960 --> 00:20:46.595
  • Through his greatand precious promises
  • 00:20:46.628 --> 00:20:49.164
  • that are downloadedinto your heart.
  • 00:20:49.197 --> 00:20:51.633
  • You say, "Okay, Pastor,I got that.
  • 00:20:51.667 --> 00:20:53.335
  • That was a good lesson.
  • 00:20:53.368 --> 00:20:54.670
  • How do I downloadall this stuff?"
  • 00:20:54.703 --> 00:20:57.272
  • So, I got a littlefive-point conclusion.
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  • It sounds likeI'm a motivational speaker,
  • 00:21:00.042 --> 00:21:02.344
  • but hopefullythis will be motivational.
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  • Here is my five-step strategy
  • 00:21:04.546 --> 00:21:06.848
  • for analyzingand downloading this.
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  • Here we go.
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  • Number one, analyze.Number two, personalize.
  • 00:21:11.320 --> 00:21:16.058
  • Number three, memorize.Number four, verbalize.
  • 00:21:16.091 --> 00:21:19.528
  • And number five, organize.
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  • You ready?Step one, analyze.
  • 00:21:21.563 --> 00:21:25.000
  • If you're feelinga little bit powerless
  • 00:21:25.033 --> 00:21:27.002
  • in some areas of your lifeas a Christian, take inventory.
  • 00:21:27.035 --> 00:21:30.372
  • Where do you find yourselfmost lacking power?
  • 00:21:30.405 --> 00:21:35.577
  • The Word of Godwas meant to help us
  • 00:21:35.610 --> 00:21:37.312
  • with personal things,
  • 00:21:37.346 --> 00:21:38.647
  • so first thing you dois you analyze.
  • 00:21:38.680 --> 00:21:40.182
  • Number two,after you analyze personalize.
  • 00:21:40.215 --> 00:21:43.985
  • What does that mean?
  • 00:21:44.019 --> 00:21:45.320
  • Well, now that you haveyour list
  • 00:21:45.354 --> 00:21:46.955
  • start finding the promisesof God's Word
  • 00:21:46.988 --> 00:21:48.824
  • that deal with your challenges.
  • 00:21:48.857 --> 00:21:50.992
  • How do I get God's power
  • 00:21:51.026 --> 00:21:52.994
  • and integrate it into the thingI'm dealing with?
  • 00:21:53.028 --> 00:21:55.263
  • It's gonna bethrough a Scripture.
  • 00:21:55.297 --> 00:21:57.933
  • Connect your lifewith the power source,
  • 00:21:57.966 --> 00:22:00.669
  • so analyze.
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  • "Here is what my need is."
  • 00:22:02.137 --> 00:22:03.438
  • Personalize, here's whatthe Scripture says.
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  • All right, now this onewill kill you: memorize.
  • 00:22:04.973 --> 00:22:08.677
  • How many of you knowthere is a tremendous value
  • 00:22:08.710 --> 00:22:10.312
  • in memorizing Scripture?
  • 00:22:10.345 --> 00:22:12.848
  • And lemme tell you something.
  • 00:22:12.881 --> 00:22:14.182
  • I don't know how oldyou have to be
  • 00:22:14.216 --> 00:22:15.517
  • before you can't memorize it,
  • 00:22:15.550 --> 00:22:17.085
  • but it's sometime after 77,I can tell you right there,
  • 00:22:17.119 --> 00:22:21.456
  • 'cause I'm still working on it.
  • 00:22:21.490 --> 00:22:23.558
  • The psalmist said this,
  • 00:22:25.093 --> 00:22:26.428
  • "Your Word I have hiddenin my heart,
  • 00:22:26.461 --> 00:22:29.131
  • that I might not sinagainst you."
  • 00:22:29.164 --> 00:22:32.134
  • When you memorize the Bibleyou make God's Word portable.
  • 00:22:32.167 --> 00:22:37.239
  • When you memorize the Bible,
  • 00:22:37.272 --> 00:22:38.774
  • you have the Bible with youwherever you go.
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  • How many of you knowwhen you get into a tough spot
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  • you can't say,
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  • "Could you just hold itwhile I go get my concordance?
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  • I know there's a versein the Bible here for that"?
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  • No, it doesn't work, does it?
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  • Most of the issueswe have in life
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  • are instantaneous,momentary.
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  • We don't have a long timeto go find,
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  • so you gotta get--
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  • you gotta get some stuffin your hard drive.
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  • You know, just takeone simple verse,
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  • one verse that deals withsomething you're dealing with.
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  • Memorize that verse.
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  • Call it to memory and when youmemorize the verse on your list
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  • you can recall that promise anytime no matter where you are.
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  • Now, here is the fourth one.
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  • I don't ever hear anybodytalk about this.
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  • Analyze, personalize, memorize.Fourth, verbalize.
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  • If you wanna make these promises
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  • stick to the ribsof your spiritual being,
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  • find ways to share themwith others.
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  • Speak them out loud.
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  • Here is one thingI've written down in my journal:
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  • "It's one thing to tell Godabout your problems,
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  • but sometimes you need to tellyour problems about God."
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  • And when you do thatwith the Word of God
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  • you neutralize the situation,so here you go.
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  • Analyze.
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  • Figure out what it isyou're dealing with.
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  • Personalize.Find the right Scripture.
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  • Memorize.Commit some of them to memory.
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  • Number four, verbalize.
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  • Tell 'em to everybody,
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  • 'cause as soon as you starttelling 'em to somebody
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  • it will be easier for youto remember them.
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  • And then, organize.
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  • When you start doing thisyou'll get a little list,
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  • so you organize the list,and here is how you do it.
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  • Get yourself a littleloose-leaf notebook
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  • that you can movethe pages around.
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  • Whatever problem it isyou're working with,
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  • put this titleat the top of the page.
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  • When you get a versefrom your study,
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  • print the verse out.
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  • Write it out on the page.
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  • Little by little,you're not only adding verses,
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  • but you're adding pages.
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  • Then you can put those pagesin alphabetical order,
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  • and you've built your ownlittle memory bank
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  • to help you download the powerof God into your own life.
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  • My prayer is that as we workthrough these lessons
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  • from this section of Scripture
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  • it will dawn upon usin the deepest part of our life
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  • what God has done for us.
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  • He not only gave us eternal life
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  • so we can spend eternitywith him in heaven.
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  • He gave us everything we needto live a life on this Earth
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  • that will bring gloryto his name.
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  • Amen.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Don't forgetyou have God's power, promises,
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  • before you can truly experience
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: We as believers,if we're not careful,
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  • we just, sort of,float along.
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  • We just sorta go alongwith what's happening,
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  • and God has called usto a different way of life.
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  • You say, "Well, I'm the only onein my church."
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  • Well, be the bestonly one you can be.
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  • Make a differencewhoever sees you, amen?
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  • announcer: Join us next timefor Dr. Jeremiah's message,
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  • "Muscular Faith,"here on "Turning Point."
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