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December 13, 2020
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  • and you gotta attack that thingwith the Word of God.
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  • Creflo: So, now, let's lookat some causes of depression
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  • this morning, becausemost depressed people have
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  • experienced some kind of trauma,
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  • which has brought sorrowinto their lives.
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  • Now, I wanna show you thecauses, but then I wanna show
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  • you some Scriptures that willencourage you even in the midst
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  • of the cause, so go to Psalms40, verses 1 through 3 in the
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  • New Living Translation.
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  • Psalms 40, verses 1 through 3in the New Living Translation.
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  • So, I'mma give you five causesof depression, and I want you to
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  • build your guardup against it now.
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  • This is the only reason I'mgiving it to you, so you can
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  • build your guard up against it.
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  • Okay, the first causeof depression: sorrow.
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  • Sorrow.
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  • Sorrow can causedepression in your life.
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  • Psalms 40 says, "I waited
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  • patiently for theLord to help me.
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  • He turned to meand heard my cry."
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  • I waited patiently for him tohelp me, and he turned to me.
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  • "He lifted me out of the pit ofdespair, out of the mud and out
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  • of the mire.
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  • He set my feet on solid ground,
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  • and he steadied me asI walked along."
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  • Man, that's Godwalking with you, right?
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  • Look at verse 3.
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  • He says, "He has given me a newsong to sing,
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  • a hymn of praise to our God.
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  • Many will see what hehas done and be amazed.
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  • They will put theirtrust in the Lord."
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  • So, ladies and gentlemen,
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  • I'm not saying that you won'tever see sorrow.
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  • I am saying that when sorrowcomes you can turn to God and
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  • trust him because he'lllift you up out of despair.
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  • He'll lift you up out of a pit.
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  • But sorrow, if you don't attackit--now, like I said before, the
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  • way to deal with sorrow is,if you're dealing with those
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  • thoughts of sorrow, I'd go to
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  • Psalms 40, and I'dread Psalms, 40.
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  • And it tells me what God willdo if I turn my attention there,
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  • then it delivers meup out of the sorrow.
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  • It returns my--the Bibletalks about, "Attend to my Word.
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  • Attend to my Word."
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  • Give attention to the Word,rather than giving attention to
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  • the situation thatcaused the sorrow.
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  • Sorrow causes depression.
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  • It is a cause of depression,but I'll go a step further.
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  • I've met people who havebeen in sorrow for a long time.
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  • I met people who'd come tochurch, shout at church, get
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  • happy at church, go home, sitthere for about five minutes and
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  • think about all that otherstuff,
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  • and be filled with sorrow.
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  • And instead of you being filledwith sorrow,
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  • be filled with his Word.
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  • If you'll be filled with hisWord, praise God, the sorrow
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  • won't be able to attachitself to your life
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  • and maintain depression, okay?
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  • Number two.
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  • I want you to go toPsalms 3:3 in the King James.
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  • Psalms 3:3.
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  • Number two, second cause ofdepression:
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  • disappointment orunfulfilled expectations.
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  • Disappointment, which isunfulfilled expectations.
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  • You become disappointed whenwhat you expected
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  • to happen didn't happen.
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  • You're disappointed when youreally built yourself up, and
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  • you expected thisthing to take place.
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  • It didn't take place.
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  • Now, I want you to beaware of something.
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  • Be careful not to set yourselfup for disappointment, because
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  • you're expecting things that youdon't have a right to expect.
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  • Are y'all hearingwhat I'm saying?
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  • A lotta times you goahead with a thing.
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  • You're expecting a relationshipthat's closer than what
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  • you--what it really is.
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  • You're expecting for somebody todo something for you because you
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  • did these ten things for them.
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  • You've got to adaptthis way of thinking.
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  • You gotta come to the pointwhere, "I don't expect anything,
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  • but I appreciate everything.
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  • I expect nothing, but Iappreciate everything."
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  • And that will protect yourheart from disappointment.
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  • But if you let your expectationsget ahead of you and you're
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  • expecting this to happen, 'causeyou did that you're expecting
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  • that to happen, because, youknow, you did that or you felt
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  • this way and--that expectation
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  • is just gonna setyou up for hurt.
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  • And when you don't get what youexpected, then all of a sudden,
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  • you know, you have the potentialof being depressed because you
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  • can't understandwhy it didn't happen.
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  • Or, you know, you go out with afriend, and truly a friend, and
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  • you just went out to havecoffee, and now you're expecting
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  • for this person tocall you every day.
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  • You expect for this personto text you all the time.
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  • Why would you expect that?
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  • Why would you expect that?
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  • Or you went out on one date,and you expected for them to
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  • propose, and they didn't.
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  • Why would you expect that?
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  • I mean, you guys laugh, butyou--it is something else how
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  • people just start expectingstuff they have no right to
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  • expect, you know?
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  • "I felt like since I comfortedyou when you were in trouble,"
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  • watch this, "you should have atleast called to check on me."
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  • Why?
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  • What gave you a right to expect?
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  • Just because--see, that's whywhen you do things you've got to
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  • be very sincere about what youdo and not do it because you're
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  • expecting forsomebody to do like you do.
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  • Just 'cause you're a certain waydoesn't mean somebody--you can't
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  • expect for somebodyelse to be like you.
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  • You're doing what you do becauseyou believe God called--told you
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  • to do it.
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  • You believe God told you to doit, but if you're doing it just
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  • so somebody could do it, yourmotives are wrong, and you're
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  • setting yourself upfor disappointment.
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  • And now you're walking arounddepressed, and the other person
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  • don't even know that you'redepressed, 'cause they didn't
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  • know you were expecting that.
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  • And now you got aattitude with them.
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  • That is, your emotions noware moving you away from a
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  • relationship that could be ablessing to you,
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  • but you--I don't know.
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  • You're too needy.
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  • You're too--I don't know whatthey call them people who are
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  • just--O Lord, have mercy.
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  • They're just--huh?Needy.
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  • Clingy.Ew.
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  • You can't say, "Hello,how are you doing?"
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  • Because they'relike, "Mmm.
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  • I sure needed that.
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  • Nobody else told me orasked me how I was doing today.
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  • And, by the way, today was mybirthday, and I was--you was the
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  • only one thatasked me how I felt."
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  • You're like, "Goddog.
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  • I'm scared to bein his position."
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  • Say it again, "Expect nothing.
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  • Appreciate everything."
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  • Now, that's notwhere God is concerned.
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  • Now, when you're dealingwith God expect everything.
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  • Oh, that's good, Lord.
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  • Expect everythingand appreciate.
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  • Appreciate it when it's nothing.
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  • In other words, when youget--you didn't get what
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  • you--there is enough that
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  • he's already done foryou to be grateful.
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  • That will cause depression,and we gotta stop it.
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  • There are a lotta people inhere this morning who walk in
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  • disappointment because youexpected for somebody to treat
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  • you a certain way because youtreated somebody a certain way.
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  • "Well, I mean, if itwas me--" it's not.
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  • It's not.
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  • Quit trying to change the rules.
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  • Yeah, you understandwhat I'm saying?
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  • We love to do that.
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  • We like to change a rulewhen we--when it comes to us.
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  • "Well, I just thought that sinceI did such and so, such and so,
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  • I just figured that, you know,they would do such and so,
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  • such and so.
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  • I mean, I know I would."
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  • Y'all are--yeah, let me go tonumber three, 'cause y'all--
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  • Some of y'allwiggling now, you know?
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  • Here is the third causeof depression,
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  • watch this: rejection.
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  • Rejection.Feelings of not being accepted.
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  • Rejection is really anissue of self-worth.
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  • It's this thing ofbeing--feeling insignificant,
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  • the search for significance,and when you're not accepted.
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  • You know, self-worth--the loveand acceptance that we have from
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  • God should be enough.
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  • That's why it's so important foryou to recognize how God loves
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  • you and how God accepts you, butthen there is this other worldly
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  • kind of self-worth thattalks about performance and the
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  • opinions ofothers, and that's hard.
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  • If you're trying to build yourself-worth based on how well
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  • other people think you perform,and if you're trying to build
  • 00:11:08.347 --> 00:11:11.050
  • your self-worth based on otherpeople's opinions of you, you
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  • are gonna bedepressed a whole lot.
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  • And there are lots ofpeople in the world who do that,
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  • especially with thecoming of the social media.
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  • We want acceptance.
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  • We want people'sopinion of us to be good.
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  • I mean, listen, I'm a human.
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  • I like for people to have a goodopinion of me, but it can't be
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  • to the point where their opinionand their acceptance of me
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  • governs my value for myselfand governs my self-worth.
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  • I can't let that happen.
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  • I depend on whatGod said about me.
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  • I'm the apple of his eye.He loves me.
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  • He expresses his love to me.I'm all right with him.
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  • He has a great opinion of me,and I just gotta stick with
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  • that, because if I leave himand go to your cousins, then I'm
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  • not--it's not gonna--you know,
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  • it's not gonna be whereit needs to be.
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  • And that spirit of rejection,rejection can get you to a point
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  • where it creates a phobia, whereyou start rejecting yourself
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  • before people reject you.
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  • And I've counseled thatbefore, and it's so sad.
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  • You know, you'll say hey tosomebody, and they'll wave, but
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  • last week they said hello.
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  • And now when it went from averbal salutations to a wave,
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  • you're like,"They don't like me.
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  • They don't wanna haveanything to do with me."
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  • Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.It's not them.
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  • You have put yourself in a placewhere--and that comes from some
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  • kinda trauma, too.
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  • It comes from something thathappened when you were little.
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  • You hadn't been accepted, nobodyis talking to you, and you just
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  • automatically feellike, "They reject me."
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  • And they don't reject you.
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  • They love you.
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  • You've gotta get over thattrauma, and you've got to learn
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  • how to accept you.
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  • You gotta look at your mirror,in your mirror quite often and
  • 00:13:05.231 --> 00:13:07.633
  • say, "I am theapple of God's eye.
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  • I am all right with him."
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  • And then, there are some peoplethat--you know, there are gonna
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  • be some people that you'regonna be all right with anyway.
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  • "I'm all right withthat person, that person."
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  • And it might be two, but you
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  • gotta be all rightwith those two.
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  • You don't need to becounting a whole bunch of folks.
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  • Remember, I told you there isthe outer-court relationship,
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  • there is the inner-courtrelationship, and there is the
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  • Holies of Holies relationship.
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  • In the Holies of Holiesrelationship,
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  • that's behind the veil.
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  • You don't need no tenpeople behind the veil.
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  • The Holies of Holiesrelationship is they know
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  • everything about you.
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  • The outer-court relationshipis, you know, we speak.
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  • We go eat lunch sometime.
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  • "Hey, how are your mama nem?"
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  • That's the inner-courtrelationship.
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  • Then, the outer-courtrelationship is, "I know of you.
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  • We go to the same church,"but you don't take outer-court
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  • people and put'em behind a veil.
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  • They don't know you wellenough to be behind the veil.
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  • Is this helping anybody, or do Ineed to just--"Well, I want my
  • 00:14:03.989 --> 00:14:10.629
  • Scriptures, my Scriptures."
  • 00:14:10.663 --> 00:14:14.133
  • Okay, Psalms 3, verse 3, "Butthou, O Lord, art a shield for
  • 00:14:14.166 --> 00:14:22.141
  • me; you're my glory," watchthis,
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  • "and the lifter up of my head."
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  • Boy, that encouragesme right there.
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  • God says, "I'll bea shield for you.
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  • I'll be a shield for you.
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  • I'll shield youagainst rejection.
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  • I'll shield you against
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  • those horrible feelingsof insignificance.
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  • I'll show you that you aresignificant to the kingdom.
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  • You're significantto other people.
  • 00:14:45.998 --> 00:14:47.833
  • You have significancein this world.
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  • I'll show you that you do."
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  • Number four.
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  • Here is the fourth cause of
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  • depression: deadreligious traditions.
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  • Dead religioustraditions can cause depression.
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  • Look at Psalms 42:11.
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  • If you are depressed every timeyou come from church, come home
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  • from church, something iswrong with that church.
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  • And I'm telling you, Iam a witness to this.
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  • Being under the law is a deadreligious tradition,
  • 00:15:30.976 --> 00:15:38.317
  • and it can cause depression.
  • 00:15:38.350 --> 00:15:40.519
  • It's coming to a church whereyour life as a Christian
  • 00:15:40.552 --> 00:15:44.323
  • is never enough.
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  • You come every week, andyou hear about how
  • 00:15:46.191 --> 00:15:50.029
  • you're not enough.
  • 00:15:50.062 --> 00:15:51.363
  • You didn't pray enough.
  • 00:15:51.397 --> 00:15:53.132
  • If you lost a baby in amiscarriage, it's because you
  • 00:15:53.165 --> 00:15:56.268
  • didn't say enoughScriptures out loud.
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  • The reason why you're in themess you're in is because, you
  • 00:16:00.205 --> 00:16:02.941
  • know, God's getting you for allthe sin that you have done, and,
  • 00:16:02.975 --> 00:16:08.414
  • you know, you don't honor theman of God, or you didn't give.
  • 00:16:08.447 --> 00:16:13.085
  • You didn't--see, that's it.
  • 00:16:13.118 --> 00:16:14.420
  • That must be it,is you didn't give.
  • 00:16:14.453 --> 00:16:15.754
  • Lost your house 'cause if you'dhave been giving--and you keep
  • 00:16:15.788 --> 00:16:19.191
  • coming, and you're trying,and you're like whatever
  • 00:16:19.224 --> 00:16:21.493
  • you--"'Cause you got a gift,and you're not using your gift.
  • 00:16:21.527 --> 00:16:24.229
  • You know you ought to bein that choir singing.
  • 00:16:24.263 --> 00:16:26.065
  • And that's the reason whyyou can't get no husband."
  • 00:16:26.098 --> 00:16:28.367
  • And you're like, "Goddog."
  • 00:16:28.400 --> 00:16:29.768
  • And then, you get in the choir,and you start singing, and then
  • 00:16:29.802 --> 00:16:32.004
  • it's like youdidn't fast enough.
  • 00:16:32.037 --> 00:16:33.439
  • "When the last timeyou went on a fast?"
  • 00:16:33.472 --> 00:16:35.040
  • "Oh, doggone it.
  • 00:16:35.074 --> 00:16:36.909
  • I gotta starve myself," andjust it's just dead traditional
  • 00:16:36.942 --> 00:16:40.779
  • stuff, and it saysit's never enough.
  • 00:16:40.813 --> 00:16:45.784
  • And this dead traditional stuff,you know, the Bible talks about
  • 00:16:45.818 --> 00:16:50.322
  • the fact that yougotta--God--Jesus came to
  • 00:16:50.355 --> 00:16:53.158
  • deliver us from dead works.
  • 00:16:53.192 --> 00:16:55.561
  • Dead works are doing stuff totry to deserve the blessing from
  • 00:16:55.594 --> 00:17:00.833
  • God, and you just do stuff,and you--and I got like that.
  • 00:17:00.866 --> 00:17:06.505
  • I just did.
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  • "Okay, all right, I'mgonna just join everything.
  • 00:17:07.873 --> 00:17:10.976
  • I'm gonna join everything.
  • 00:17:11.009 --> 00:17:12.444
  • I'm gonna pray two,three hours a day.
  • 00:17:12.478 --> 00:17:14.680
  • They told me to confess this,"until I had,
  • 00:17:14.713 --> 00:17:16.782
  • like, three pagesof confessions.
  • 00:17:16.815 --> 00:17:18.984
  • Took me about a hour to make allthem confessions, and then you
  • 00:17:19.017 --> 00:17:21.787
  • had to pray a hour in tongues.
  • 00:17:21.820 --> 00:17:24.289
  • And then, those mornings whenyou were praying real hard and
  • 00:17:24.323 --> 00:17:26.825
  • you thought, "I'm aboutfinished," looked up.
  • 00:17:26.859 --> 00:17:29.161
  • Ain't but three minutes went by,
  • 00:17:29.194 --> 00:17:30.596
  • and so you're not prayingto the Lord anymore.
  • 00:17:30.629 --> 00:17:33.332
  • You're praying to the clock tosee how much longer,
  • 00:17:33.365 --> 00:17:36.001
  • and then you look up.
  • 00:17:36.034 --> 00:17:37.336
  • You got 15 more minutes, and youthink,
  • 00:17:37.369 --> 00:17:38.670
  • "I don't know if I can make it.
  • 00:17:38.704 --> 00:17:40.038
  • [speaking in tongues] ."
  • 00:17:40.072 --> 00:17:41.406
  • You started out with,"Reh-boh-boh-boh-boh," and then
  • 00:17:41.440 --> 00:17:43.342
  • ended up with, "la, la, la, la."
  • 00:17:43.375 --> 00:17:50.949
  • I'd leave the church depressed
  • 00:17:50.983 --> 00:17:52.384
  • 'cause I couldn'tdo it all right.
  • 00:17:52.417 --> 00:17:54.219
  • I was never enough, but then oneday I found out that his grace
  • 00:17:54.253 --> 00:18:01.393
  • is sufficient, and that Goddoesn't love me because
  • 00:18:01.426 --> 00:18:10.102
  • of my good works.
  • 00:18:10.135 --> 00:18:11.436
  • God loves me because of mybelief in Jesus Christ and all
  • 00:18:11.470 --> 00:18:15.107
  • the works that he did, andonce I got set free from that
  • 00:18:15.140 --> 00:18:18.544
  • tradition, hallelujah, nomore depression in that area.
  • 00:18:18.577 --> 00:18:28.587
  • Free at last fromreligious dead tradition.
  • 00:18:29.821 --> 00:18:37.529
  • I'm free at last.
  • 00:18:37.563 --> 00:18:39.932
  • Do you know the Latin--I believeit's the Latin definition of
  • 00:18:39.965 --> 00:18:42.301
  • religion means "areturn to bondage."
  • 00:18:42.334 --> 00:18:52.344
  • If you're leaving a church,every church service, and you
  • 00:18:54.947 --> 00:19:02.354
  • feel worse than when you camein,
  • 00:19:02.387 --> 00:19:05.791
  • something is wrongwith that church.
  • 00:19:05.824 --> 00:19:13.165
  • Hallelujah.Whoo.
  • 00:19:13.198 --> 00:19:18.103
  • Got me tired justremembering it.
  • 00:19:18.136 --> 00:19:21.773
  • [laughing]
  • 00:19:21.807 --> 00:19:25.444
  • I ain't never goingback to religion no more.
  • 00:19:25.477 --> 00:19:29.281
  • I'm never going backto that stuff no more.
  • 00:19:29.314 --> 00:19:34.586
  • All right, let megive you the last one.
  • 00:19:34.620 --> 00:19:37.322
  • All right, I didn'tread the Scripture.
  • 00:19:37.356 --> 00:19:39.858
  • Psalm 42:11, "Why artthou cast down, O my soul?"
  • 00:19:39.891 --> 00:19:43.662
  • Soul, talking to his soul.
  • 00:19:43.695 --> 00:19:46.031
  • "And why art thoudisquieted within me?
  • 00:19:46.064 --> 00:19:49.701
  • Hope thou in God: for Ishall yet praise him, who is the
  • 00:19:49.735 --> 00:19:54.139
  • health of mycountenance, and my God."
  • 00:19:54.172 --> 00:19:56.908
  • So, here is the keyhere: I'mma praise God.
  • 00:19:56.942 --> 00:20:01.313
  • I'm gonna praise God.
  • 00:20:01.346 --> 00:20:02.714
  • There is so muchpower in praise.
  • 00:20:02.748 --> 00:20:04.750
  • You can complainor you can praise.
  • 00:20:04.783 --> 00:20:06.785
  • You'll benefit betterif you praise, amen?
  • 00:20:06.818 --> 00:20:09.421
  • If you run into somethingand it's a crazy situation,
  • 00:20:09.454 --> 00:20:12.257
  • your benefit will comewhen you praise.
  • 00:20:12.291 --> 00:20:15.093
  • Finally, the fifthcause of depression:
  • 00:20:15.127 --> 00:20:20.699
  • illnesses,or sicknesses.
  • 00:20:20.732 --> 00:20:24.403
  • To be sick can cause depression.
  • 00:20:24.436 --> 00:20:28.373
  • People become sad andself-centered from thinking
  • 00:20:28.407 --> 00:20:30.942
  • about nothingelse but being sick.
  • 00:20:30.976 --> 00:20:34.746
  • Many people need to be deliveredfrom depression before they can
  • 00:20:34.780 --> 00:20:37.983
  • get healed intheir physical bodies.
  • 00:20:38.016 --> 00:20:41.520
  • Depression will try to destroy
  • 00:20:41.553 --> 00:20:43.121
  • your life by hinderingyour faith.
  • 00:20:43.155 --> 00:20:47.092
  • When I was diagnosed withcancer,
  • 00:20:47.125 --> 00:20:51.730
  • it wasn't that I felt anything.
  • 00:20:51.763 --> 00:20:54.466
  • It wasn't thatanything was hurting.
  • 00:20:54.499 --> 00:21:00.572
  • It was the fact that somebodytold me that I had an aggressive
  • 00:21:00.605 --> 00:21:06.278
  • form of cancer, andwe need to move quick.
  • 00:21:06.311 --> 00:21:13.352
  • The pressure.
  • 00:21:13.385 --> 00:21:14.986
  • You're talking about feelingsthat will come from thoughts
  • 00:21:15.020 --> 00:21:17.122
  • that weigh you down.
  • 00:21:17.155 --> 00:21:19.358
  • The thoughts were all about allthe other people who had cancer
  • 00:21:19.391 --> 00:21:24.663
  • and are now dead, so now willI be able to get outta this?
  • 00:21:24.696 --> 00:21:34.706
  • 'Cause if you're not careful youstart thinking that way, and you
  • 00:21:36.041 --> 00:21:39.778
  • have thoughts like, "Well,
  • 00:21:39.811 --> 00:21:41.246
  • let me go here andget ready to die."
  • 00:21:41.279 --> 00:21:45.751
  • And, boy, youbetter know some Word.
  • 00:21:45.784 --> 00:21:49.221
  • Now, if all you thinkabout is, "I got cancer.
  • 00:21:49.254 --> 00:21:52.324
  • I got cancer.I got cancer.
  • 00:21:52.357 --> 00:21:54.159
  • I got cancer," and there isnothing else to think about,
  • 00:21:54.192 --> 00:21:59.030
  • there is nothing you're exposingyourself to other than what the
  • 00:21:59.064 --> 00:22:01.666
  • doctor says, and you go and itgets progressively worse, and
  • 00:22:01.700 --> 00:22:04.803
  • then they put you in thesemachines, and they do all of
  • 00:22:04.836 --> 00:22:06.738
  • this stuff, and it's like, "OLord," if you do that you're
  • 00:22:06.772 --> 00:22:12.177
  • probably gonna go.
  • 00:22:12.210 --> 00:22:14.679
  • You're gonna go, 'causethat's what you think.
  • 00:22:14.713 --> 00:22:16.348
  • You're already dead inside.
  • 00:22:16.381 --> 00:22:17.916
  • You're already dead in yourthinking,
  • 00:22:17.949 --> 00:22:20.218
  • and I knew I couldn't do that.
  • 00:22:20.252 --> 00:22:22.220
  • I knew I couldn't do that.
  • 00:22:22.254 --> 00:22:24.156
  • And if you do that what happens?
  • 00:22:24.189 --> 00:22:25.624
  • I had to take the first weekto fight against depression by
  • 00:22:25.657 --> 00:22:29.528
  • changing my thinking.
  • 00:22:29.561 --> 00:22:31.530
  • Every time you goby a graveyard.
  • 00:22:31.563 --> 00:22:34.966
  • Every time you see theword "dead" somewhere.
  • 00:22:35.000 --> 00:22:38.703
  • I was preaching one time andopened my Bible up,
  • 00:22:38.737 --> 00:22:41.573
  • and I was reading something.
  • 00:22:41.606 --> 00:22:42.908
  • "You know, the dead in the--"Oh, it said "dead in the Lord,"
  • 00:22:42.941 --> 00:22:44.943
  • but I'm like, "Dead.
  • 00:22:44.976 --> 00:22:46.278
  • Dead."
  • 00:22:46.311 --> 00:22:49.815
  • I could see myself in a casket,
  • 00:22:49.848 --> 00:22:53.418
  • so I had to change the wayI was thinking.
  • 00:22:53.452 --> 00:22:57.756
  • I had to introducewhat the Word had to say.
  • 00:22:57.789 --> 00:23:01.893
  • "This is God's Word.
  • 00:23:01.927 --> 00:23:04.429
  • I'mma think it.
  • 00:23:04.463 --> 00:23:06.798
  • I gotta get rid ofthis heavy thought."
  • 00:23:06.832 --> 00:23:09.434
  • I didn't announceit to the church.
  • 00:23:09.468 --> 00:23:12.137
  • I just felt like, "Uh,I don't need all that."
  • 00:23:12.170 --> 00:23:13.872
  • Last thing I need is church fullof folks coming around, and you
  • 00:23:13.905 --> 00:23:16.808
  • know how some folks are.
  • 00:23:16.842 --> 00:23:18.610
  • "You're gonna be all right.
  • 00:23:18.643 --> 00:23:19.945
  • You're gonna--" "The Lord toldme that if you took five glasses
  • 00:23:19.978 --> 00:23:23.348
  • of juice likethis--" it's just--
  • 00:23:23.381 --> 00:23:31.022
  • Let's do this thing.
  • 00:23:31.056 --> 00:23:33.859
  • Illnesses, like negativeemotions, if you don't know how
  • 00:23:33.892 --> 00:23:38.230
  • to handle 'em,they will handle you.
  • 00:23:38.263 --> 00:23:42.968
  • And most people end up dying ofsomething else other than the
  • 00:23:43.001 --> 00:23:45.971
  • diagnosed situation because ofthe fear that was released, and
  • 00:23:46.004 --> 00:23:51.743
  • you gotta attack thatthing with the Word of God.
  • 00:23:51.776 --> 00:23:56.081
  • Now, right now, listening tothis, some of y'all might be
  • 00:23:56.114 --> 00:23:58.083
  • thinking, "Okay, well,tired of hearing all this.
  • 00:23:58.116 --> 00:24:00.452
  • You're gonna need this."
  • 00:24:00.485 --> 00:24:02.721
  • I'm telling you thereis something coming.
  • 00:24:02.754 --> 00:24:05.924
  • There is something coming.
  • 00:24:05.957 --> 00:24:07.292
  • You've been in the school
  • 00:24:07.325 --> 00:24:08.627
  • of preparation forthe days to come.
  • 00:24:08.660 --> 00:24:12.464
  • I would love to whoop and hollerat you all the time and to keep
  • 00:24:12.497 --> 00:24:14.866
  • you all excited and shouting andstuff so you won't nod, but I
  • 00:24:14.900 --> 00:24:17.669
  • told you noddingis not my issue.
  • 00:24:17.702 --> 00:24:19.571
  • It's yours, but something'scoming, and you're gonna be
  • 00:24:19.604 --> 00:24:26.945
  • ready for a great revival.
  • 00:24:26.978 --> 00:24:30.215
  • You're gonna seethe difference now.
  • 00:24:30.248 --> 00:24:32.951
  • In Goshen, they hadenough straw to make bricks.
  • 00:24:32.984 --> 00:24:37.489
  • At that time in Egypt,
  • 00:24:37.522 --> 00:24:38.957
  • they didn't have strawto make bricks.
  • 00:24:38.990 --> 00:24:41.793
  • In Goshen there was daylight.
  • 00:24:41.826 --> 00:24:45.096
  • In Egypt it was dark.
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  • Creflo: I pray that thisbroadcast blessed you today.
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  • I want you to pray about sowinga financial seed
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  • into this ministry.
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  • I also want to extend a specialthanks to those of you who have
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  • And when you give to thisministry, you partner with us
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  • to reach people everywherewho are hurting
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  • and in need of the revelationof God's grace and love.
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  • announcer: If God has placedit on your heart to support
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  • the vision of this ministryto reach the world
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  • announcer: Because of you,Creflo Dollar Ministries
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  • is providing a new understandingof grace and empowering change
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  • in the livesof millions of people every day.
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  • Thank you, partners and friends.
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  • Your love and financial supportmakes it possible to bring
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  • this message into millionsof homes.
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