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January 16, 2017
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Paul Daugherty hosts Word Explosion 2016 from Victory Christian Center with John Bevere

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  • - Paul Daugherty: Hey, welcome
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  • to Word Explosion backstage.
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  • My name is Paul Daugherty.
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  • I serve as pastor here at
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  • Victory in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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  • What an honor to be on TBN.
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  • We love you guys, we love your
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  • network, we love the family.
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  • Matt and Laurie Crouch, you're
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  • doing an incredible job.
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  • I just get so excited about how
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  • you're reaching the next
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  • generation, you're unifying
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  • generations.
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  • And I think the best is yet to
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  • come.
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  • So, right here in Tulsa,
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  • Oklahoma, we've been having this
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  • conference called Word
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  • Explosion, and this conference
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  • started before I was even born.
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  • My mom and dad, Billy Joe and
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  • Sharon Daugherty, started
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  • Victory Conference in 1981, and
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  • Word Explosion has been going
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  • now 35 years.
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  • And you are about to hear a
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  • powerful message from
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  • John Bevere.
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  • I believe you'll never be the
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  • same again.
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  • Don't change the channel.
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  • God has something for you right
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  • now, wherever you are.
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  • Let's go right to the message
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  • from John Bevere,
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  • "Freedom from Sin."
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  • - John Bevere: Why are there
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  • Christians that just can't break
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  • free from sins?
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  • Paul gives us a clue in the book
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  • of Romans and in the book of
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  • Corinthians.
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  • He said, "For sin shall not have
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  • dominion over you, for you are
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  • not under the law,
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  • but under grace."
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  • Now, notice he connects being
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  • under grace with the power to
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  • make us free from the dominion
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  • of sin.
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  • Do you see that?
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  • You'll get a better explanation
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  • of this in 1 Corinthians 15.
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  • Look what he says in 1
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  • Corinthians 15.
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  • He says, "Sin is the sting that
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  • results in death."
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  • But now look at this next
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  • statement, "And the law gives
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  • sin its power."
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  • Now, I want you to look at that
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  • statement.
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  • This is the statement I want to
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  • focus in on tonight because the
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  • elephant in the room right now
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  • is, how come there are
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  • Christians that can't walk away
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  • from sin?
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  • I'll tell you why.
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  • Because the law is what gives
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  • sin its power.
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  • Another translation says the
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  • strength of sin is the law.
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  • So, it's the law that gives sin
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  • its power in your life.
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  • Now, you may be looking at me
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  • going, "I'm not Jewish.
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  • I've never been under the law."
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  • He doesn't say the law of Moses
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  • gives sin its power.
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  • He says the law does.
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  • Let me give you some symptoms of
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  • someone who's under the law.
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  • "Ah, I really can't look at
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  • pornography because I'm a
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  • Christian.
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  • I can't get drunk tonight with
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  • my friends 'cause I'm a
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  • Christian.
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  • I can't really have sex with her
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  • because I'm a Christian."
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  • What am I describing to you by
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  • saying that?
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  • I'm describing someone who is
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  • constrained or restrained by the
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  • Word of God rather than the Word
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  • of God being his or her delight.
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  • I can't get drunk.
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  • The Word of God restrains them
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  • from what they really want to
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  • do, rather than it being their
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  • passion, their delight.
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  • There's an excellent example of
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  • this found in the Old Testament.
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  • It's found in the book of
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  • Numbers.
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  • In the book of Numbers chapter
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  • 22, you've got two main
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  • characters that I want to set up
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  • for you, okay?
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  • The first guy is a guy named
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  • Balaam.
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  • Balaam is a prophet, and he
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  • looks to the Lord, the Lord God
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  • who created the heavens and the
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  • earth, for direction.
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  • The other guy that's the main
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  • figure in this chapter is a guy
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  • named Balak.
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  • Balak is the king of the nation
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  • of Moab, and he had rulership
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  • over the people of Midian as
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  • well.
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  • This book--or this chapter,
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  • Numbers 22, opens up with Balak
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  • and the people of Moab and
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  • Midian being extremely nervous
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  • because Israel has come out of
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  • Egypt and destroyed the most
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  • powerful nation in the world.
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  • And now, Israel is camped on
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  • Moab's plains.
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  • And the king is nervous.
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  • All his officers are nervous.
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  • His people are nervous.
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  • But his advisors come to him and
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  • say, "Hey, there's a great
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  • prophet.
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  • And if you get this prophet and
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  • he curses Israel, we'll be able
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  • to overpower Israel because
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  • anybody this guy curses, they're
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  • cursed.
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  • Anybody he blesses, they're
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  • blessed."
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  • So, the king says, "Great,
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  • what's his name?"
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  • They say, "His name's Balaam."
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  • "Okay, here's a large offering.
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  • Bring this offering to the
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  • prophet, and ask him to come and
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  • curse Israel."
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  • So, I'm going to pick up with
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  • verse 7, and we read this.
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  • "Balak's messengers, King
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  • Balak's messengers, who were
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  • elders of Moab and Midian, set
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  • out with the money or the
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  • offering to pay Balaam to place
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  • a curse upon Israel.
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  • They went to Balaam and
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  • delivered Balak--King Balak's
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  • message to him.
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  • So, Balaam said to them, 'Stay
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  • here tonight.
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  • In the morning, I will tell you
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  • whatever the Lord--'" Now,
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  • everybody say, "The Lord."
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  • I want you to say that again.
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  • That word "lord" means the Lord
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  • whom you and I serve, okay?
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  • "'I will tell you whatever the
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  • Lord directs me to say.'
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  • So the officials from Moab
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  • stayed there with Balaam."
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  • Now, look at this.
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  • In verse 9, "That night, God
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  • came to Balaam and asked him,
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  • 'Who are these men with you?'"
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  • So, before Balaam even prays
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  • that night, God comes to him
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  • first and says, "Who are these
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  • guys?"
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  • Do you know what God's saying to
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  • him?
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  • "Balaam, hello?
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  • Who are these guys?
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  • They're from Moab and Midian.
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  • They're asking you to curse my
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  • people.
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  • Why do you even need to pray
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  • about this?"
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  • There are some things we don't
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  • even need to pray about it.
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  • We should already know what
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  • God's desire is just by reading
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  • his Word.
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  • So, you can already see the
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  • problem here.
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  • So, God says, "All right, since
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  • you didn't get the clue, Balaam,
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  • and really it's more like since
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  • you didn't want to get the clue,
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  • I'm going to make my will really
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  • clear."
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  • So, God says in verse 12, "God
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  • said to Balaam, 'Number one, you
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  • shall not go with them.
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  • And number two, just in case you
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  • think about cursing them from
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  • your house, you shall not curse
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  • the people,
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  • for they're blessed.'"
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  • So, the next morning,
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  • Balaam rises up, and he says to
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  • the princes of Balak, "Go back
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  • to your land, for the Lord has
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  • refused to give me permission to
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  • go with you."
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  • Now, see the word "refused?"
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  • Let me set up this.
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  • You're a parent, you tell your
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  • child, "It's Saturday morning.
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  • We want you to clean your room
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  • because it's really gotten out
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  • of hand."
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  • But then the doorbell rings, and
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  • your son's friends are at the
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  • door with a basketball.
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  • And they're like, "Let's go play
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  • ball."
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  • And you go--and so, your son
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  • runs to you and he goes, "Mom,
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  • mom, can I go play ball?
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  • My friends want to go play
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  • basketball."
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  • And your mom goes, "No, son.
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  • Remember, I told you I want you
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  • to clean your room first thing
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  • you do this morning."
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  • So, he goes back to the front
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  • door and he goes, "I can't go."
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  • In other words, I want to go,
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  • but my mom refuses to let me.
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  • That's what's happening here.
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  • He's obeying God, but he's being
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  • restrained by what God has said.
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  • It's not his delight.
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  • You still with me?
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  • Is the reason you're quiet
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  • because you're just listening?
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  • Okay, I just want to make sure,
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  • okay.
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  • All right, so great, everybody
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  • applaud Balaam.
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  • Come on, applaud him.
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  • He obeyed God.
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  • But then we go to the next
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  • verse, verse 15, "Then Balak the
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  • king again sent princes more
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  • numerous and more honorable than
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  • they."
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  • In other words, they had more
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  • money.
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  • Okay, "And they came to Balaam
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  • and they said to him, 'Thus says
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  • King Balak the son of Zippor,
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  • please let nothing hinder you
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  • from coming to me, for I will
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  • certainly honor you greatly, and
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  • I will do whatever you say to
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  • me.
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  • Therefore please come and curse
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  • this people for me.'"
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  • Wow.
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  • Now, look at Balaam's answer.
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  • You're going to love this.
  • 00:10:01.040 --> 00:10:02.170
  • You're going to applaud him
  • 00:10:02.170 --> 00:10:03.070
  • again.
  • 00:10:03.070 --> 00:10:04.080
  • "Then Balaam answered and said
  • 00:10:04.080 --> 00:10:05.120
  • to the servants of Balak,
  • 00:10:05.120 --> 00:10:07.040
  • 'Though Balak were to give me
  • 00:10:07.040 --> 00:10:08.000
  • his house full of silver and
  • 00:10:08.000 --> 00:10:09.000
  • gold, I could not--'" He's being
  • 00:10:09.220 --> 00:10:12.220
  • restrained.
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  • Not I will not, I could not, "Go
  • 00:10:16.130 --> 00:10:19.130
  • beyond the word of the Lord my
  • 00:10:19.130 --> 00:10:20.180
  • God to do less or more."
  • 00:10:20.180 --> 00:10:21.210
  • Notice he says the Lord my God.
  • 00:10:24.240 --> 00:10:27.240
  • But then he looks at him and
  • 00:10:27.240 --> 00:10:28.200
  • says this.
  • 00:10:28.200 --> 00:10:29.100
  • Look at this, next words out of
  • 00:10:29.100 --> 00:10:30.020
  • his mouth, "Now therefore please
  • 00:10:30.020 --> 00:10:31.190
  • you also stay here tonight, that
  • 00:10:31.190 --> 00:10:33.190
  • I might know what more the Lord
  • 00:10:34.190 --> 00:10:37.190
  • will say to me."
  • 00:10:37.190 --> 00:10:40.140
  • Like more money's going to
  • 00:10:40.140 --> 00:10:42.230
  • change God's mind.
  • 00:10:42.230 --> 00:10:45.120
  • Like God's going to say, "Hey
  • 00:10:45.120 --> 00:10:46.130
  • Balaam, I had you say no the
  • 00:10:46.130 --> 00:10:47.280
  • first time 'cause I knew they'd
  • 00:10:47.280 --> 00:10:49.280
  • send a bigger offering, and I
  • 00:10:49.280 --> 00:10:51.200
  • know your ministry needs the
  • 00:10:51.200 --> 00:10:53.000
  • money for its outreaches, so I
  • 00:10:53.000 --> 00:10:55.190
  • had you say no.
  • 00:10:55.190 --> 00:10:56.190
  • I knew they were going to bring
  • 00:10:56.190 --> 00:10:57.220
  • you a bigger offering."
  • 00:10:57.220 --> 00:11:00.140
  • Yeah, it's stupid, isn't it,
  • 00:11:00.140 --> 00:11:01.170
  • right?
  • 00:11:01.170 --> 00:11:04.040
  • So, next verse, you ready?
  • 00:11:05.200 --> 00:11:08.200
  • "And God came to Balaam at
  • 00:11:08.200 --> 00:11:10.010
  • night," that night, "and said to
  • 00:11:10.010 --> 00:11:12.280
  • him, 'If the men come to call
  • 00:11:12.280 --> 00:11:14.110
  • you,' which they were going to
  • 00:11:14.110 --> 00:11:15.020
  • do the next morning, 'rise and
  • 00:11:15.190 --> 00:11:18.190
  • go with them.'"
  • 00:11:18.190 --> 00:11:20.060
  • Oh, whoa.
  • 00:11:21.030 --> 00:11:24.030
  • We were laughing a minute ago,
  • 00:11:24.030 --> 00:11:25.110
  • but maybe God was having him
  • 00:11:25.110 --> 00:11:27.180
  • hold out for a bigger offering.
  • 00:11:27.220 --> 00:11:30.220
  • I mean, it doesn't say the devil
  • 00:11:31.050 --> 00:11:34.050
  • came to Balaam that night.
  • 00:11:34.050 --> 00:11:35.140
  • It doesn't say a deceiving
  • 00:11:35.140 --> 00:11:36.250
  • spirit came to Balaam that
  • 00:11:36.250 --> 00:11:37.290
  • night.
  • 00:11:37.290 --> 00:11:39.020
  • It said God came to Balaam that
  • 00:11:39.020 --> 00:11:40.170
  • night.
  • 00:11:40.170 --> 00:11:41.280
  • Said, "When the men come to call
  • 00:11:41.280 --> 00:11:43.080
  • you," which they were going to
  • 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:43.290
  • do the next morning, go with
  • 00:11:43.290 --> 00:11:45.060
  • them."
  • 00:11:45.060 --> 00:11:45.260
  • Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa.
  • 00:11:45.290 --> 00:11:48.290
  • The previous visitors that
  • 00:11:49.170 --> 00:11:52.170
  • didn't have the biggest
  • 00:11:52.170 --> 00:11:53.130
  • offering, he said, "You shall
  • 00:11:53.130 --> 00:11:55.180
  • not go with them."
  • 00:11:55.180 --> 00:11:56.080
  • Now he says, "Go with them."
  • 00:11:56.080 --> 00:11:57.010
  • Now, we were all laughing a
  • 00:11:57.010 --> 00:11:58.070
  • minute ago, but now Balaam's
  • 00:11:58.290 --> 00:12:02.010
  • thinking, "Man, I'm glad I
  • 00:12:02.010 --> 00:12:02.280
  • prayed about this."
  • 00:12:03.150 --> 00:12:06.150
  • "Rise and go with them, but only
  • 00:12:06.150 --> 00:12:08.010
  • the word which I speak to you,
  • 00:12:08.010 --> 00:12:09.000
  • that you shall do."
  • 00:12:09.000 --> 00:12:09.220
  • Now, Balaam does exactly what
  • 00:12:09.220 --> 00:12:12.110
  • God tells him to do.
  • 00:12:12.110 --> 00:12:14.040
  • And look at verse 21.
  • 00:12:14.040 --> 00:12:15.160
  • "So Balaam rose in the morning,
  • 00:12:15.160 --> 00:12:16.250
  • saddled his donkey, and went
  • 00:12:16.250 --> 00:12:19.060
  • with the princes of Moab,"
  • 00:12:19.060 --> 00:12:20.060
  • because that's what God said do
  • 00:12:20.060 --> 00:12:21.050
  • the night before, right?
  • 00:12:21.050 --> 00:12:21.270
  • "When the men come to call you,
  • 00:12:21.270 --> 00:12:23.070
  • rise and go with them," right?
  • 00:12:23.070 --> 00:12:24.050
  • Come on, talk to me.
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  • Say right?
  • 00:12:24.260 --> 00:12:25.170
  • All right, you ready for the
  • 00:12:25.170 --> 00:12:27.060
  • next verse?
  • 00:12:27.060 --> 00:12:28.170
  • "Then God's anger was aroused
  • 00:12:30.160 --> 00:12:33.160
  • because he went."
  • 00:12:35.270 --> 00:12:38.270
  • Now, is God schizophrenic?
  • 00:12:42.030 --> 00:12:45.030
  • You're all laughing, I asked the
  • 00:12:45.030 --> 00:12:46.130
  • question, is God schizophrenic?
  • 00:12:46.130 --> 00:12:49.060
  • Oh my gosh, I'm glad I don't
  • 00:12:49.060 --> 00:12:50.070
  • have to preach on that.
  • 00:12:50.070 --> 00:12:51.030
  • No, he is not schizophrenic.
  • 00:12:51.110 --> 00:12:54.110
  • Okay, he's not bipolar.
  • 00:12:54.110 --> 00:12:56.170
  • He's not schizophrenic.
  • 00:12:56.170 --> 00:12:58.070
  • What is going on here?
  • 00:13:00.170 --> 00:13:03.170
  • Well, this is what a lot of
  • 00:13:03.170 --> 00:13:04.190
  • people don't know and
  • 00:13:04.190 --> 00:13:05.140
  • understand, and that is this.
  • 00:13:05.140 --> 00:13:06.190
  • Listen to me carefully.
  • 00:13:06.190 --> 00:13:07.260
  • If you really want something,
  • 00:13:11.160 --> 00:13:14.160
  • and God's already made his will
  • 00:13:14.160 --> 00:13:15.270
  • clear to you, but you still
  • 00:13:15.270 --> 00:13:18.220
  • really want it, God will often
  • 00:13:19.070 --> 00:13:22.070
  • give it to you even if he knows
  • 00:13:22.070 --> 00:13:24.220
  • you're going to be judged for
  • 00:13:24.220 --> 00:13:25.210
  • it.
  • 00:13:25.210 --> 00:13:27.050
  • "Oh come on, John, how could you
  • 00:13:27.050 --> 00:13:28.220
  • say that?"
  • 00:13:28.220 --> 00:13:30.170
  • Okay, whoa, whoa.
  • 00:13:30.170 --> 00:13:31.220
  • Israel said, "Hey, we want a
  • 00:13:31.220 --> 00:13:33.170
  • king, Samuel."
  • 00:13:33.170 --> 00:13:35.030
  • Samuel goes to God and says,
  • 00:13:35.030 --> 00:13:36.140
  • "God, they want a king."
  • 00:13:36.140 --> 00:13:37.150
  • God says, "Not my will they have
  • 00:13:37.150 --> 00:13:38.260
  • a king.
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  • I'm their king.
  • 00:13:39.160 --> 00:13:40.130
  • They want to be like the other
  • 00:13:40.130 --> 00:13:41.050
  • nations, but I'm their king."
  • 00:13:41.050 --> 00:13:42.080
  • Samuel goes back to the people,
  • 00:13:42.080 --> 00:13:44.230
  • "Good news, God's your king."
  • 00:13:44.230 --> 00:13:46.040
  • People go, "We want a king."
  • 00:13:46.190 --> 00:13:49.190
  • Samuel goes back to God and God
  • 00:13:49.190 --> 00:13:50.230
  • says, "Give them their king."
  • 00:13:50.230 --> 00:13:53.230
  • But God.
  • 00:13:53.230 --> 00:13:54.130
  • "Give them their king."
  • 00:13:54.160 --> 00:13:57.160
  • I already told them their king's
  • 00:13:57.160 --> 00:13:59.080
  • going to take their best sons,
  • 00:13:59.080 --> 00:14:00.090
  • their best daughters, the best
  • 00:14:00.090 --> 00:14:01.080
  • lands, but they said, "We still
  • 00:14:01.080 --> 00:14:04.000
  • want the king."
  • 00:14:04.000 --> 00:14:04.200
  • So God says, "Give it to them."
  • 00:14:06.040 --> 00:14:09.040
  • The children of Israel were in
  • 00:14:09.040 --> 00:14:10.100
  • the desert, remember that?
  • 00:14:10.100 --> 00:14:12.070
  • Come on, talk to me.
  • 00:14:12.070 --> 00:14:14.140
  • And they got tired of eating
  • 00:14:14.140 --> 00:14:15.180
  • this food called manna.
  • 00:14:15.180 --> 00:14:16.280
  • I mean, Elijah ate 2 cakes of
  • 00:14:16.280 --> 00:14:18.100
  • it, went 40 days, 40 nights.
  • 00:14:18.100 --> 00:14:19.200
  • I'd like to have protein bars
  • 00:14:19.200 --> 00:14:20.270
  • like that with my travel
  • 00:14:20.270 --> 00:14:21.290
  • schedule.
  • 00:14:21.290 --> 00:14:23.240
  • But these guys, they got tired
  • 00:14:23.240 --> 00:14:25.220
  • of the manna, so you know what
  • 00:14:25.220 --> 00:14:26.270
  • they did?
  • 00:14:26.270 --> 00:14:27.170
  • They made a prayer request.
  • 00:14:27.170 --> 00:14:28.130
  • Okay, so look at what Psalm 105,
  • 00:14:29.110 --> 00:14:32.110
  • verse 40 says.
  • 00:14:32.110 --> 00:14:34.110
  • "They asked for meat."
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:37.030
  • Okay, they made a request to
  • 00:14:37.030 --> 00:14:38.100
  • God, "Give us meat," right?
  • 00:14:38.100 --> 00:14:40.100
  • Now, you got to go to Psalm 78
  • 00:14:40.100 --> 00:14:41.170
  • to get the rest of the story.
  • 00:14:41.170 --> 00:14:42.290
  • So God, watch this, "God caused
  • 00:14:42.290 --> 00:14:45.000
  • an east wind to blow in the
  • 00:14:45.000 --> 00:14:46.160
  • heavens.
  • 00:14:46.160 --> 00:14:47.070
  • And by his power," everybody
  • 00:14:47.070 --> 00:14:48.070
  • say, "By his power."
  • 00:14:48.070 --> 00:14:50.150
  • So, he is answering their prayer
  • 00:14:50.150 --> 00:14:52.020
  • request with his power.
  • 00:14:52.210 --> 00:14:55.210
  • "And by his power he brought in
  • 00:14:55.210 --> 00:14:57.140
  • the south wind.
  • 00:14:57.140 --> 00:14:58.040
  • He also rained meat on them like
  • 00:14:58.040 --> 00:14:59.150
  • the dust, feathered fowl like
  • 00:14:59.150 --> 00:15:01.110
  • the sands of the seas."
  • 00:15:01.110 --> 00:15:02.010
  • Now, you talk about miraculous,
  • 00:15:02.010 --> 00:15:04.050
  • he had all these quails coming
  • 00:15:04.050 --> 00:15:05.090
  • in, just fluttering in the camp.
  • 00:15:05.090 --> 00:15:07.060
  • And they were just picking them
  • 00:15:07.060 --> 00:15:08.050
  • out of the air.
  • 00:15:08.050 --> 00:15:08.250
  • They didn't need dogs and
  • 00:15:08.250 --> 00:15:09.260
  • quackers and guns.
  • 00:15:09.260 --> 00:15:12.140
  • They just kind of went boop,
  • 00:15:12.140 --> 00:15:13.270
  • boop, boop.
  • 00:15:13.270 --> 00:15:15.240
  • Would you call that miraculous?
  • 00:15:15.240 --> 00:15:17.070
  • And quail don't run in that
  • 00:15:17.070 --> 00:15:19.100
  • desert.
  • 00:15:19.100 --> 00:15:21.170
  • So, by his power, by his
  • 00:15:21.170 --> 00:15:22.240
  • miraculous working power, he
  • 00:15:22.240 --> 00:15:24.140
  • answers their request and brings
  • 00:15:24.140 --> 00:15:25.280
  • them meat.
  • 00:15:25.280 --> 00:15:26.180
  • But if you keep reading, look at
  • 00:15:26.180 --> 00:15:27.280
  • this.
  • 00:15:27.280 --> 00:15:28.190
  • "And he let them fall in the
  • 00:15:28.190 --> 00:15:29.260
  • midst of their camp all around
  • 00:15:29.260 --> 00:15:30.280
  • their dwelling.
  • 00:15:30.280 --> 00:15:31.250
  • So they ate and were well
  • 00:15:31.250 --> 00:15:32.240
  • filled, for he gave them their
  • 00:15:32.240 --> 00:15:34.100
  • own desire.
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:38.270
  • They were not deprived of their
  • 00:15:38.270 --> 00:15:40.210
  • craving, but while the food was
  • 00:15:40.210 --> 00:15:41.260
  • still in their mouths, the wrath
  • 00:15:41.260 --> 00:15:43.070
  • of God came against them, and
  • 00:15:43.070 --> 00:15:44.090
  • slew the stoutest of them, and
  • 00:15:44.090 --> 00:15:45.110
  • struck down the choice men of
  • 00:15:45.110 --> 00:15:46.120
  • Israel."
  • 00:15:48.120 --> 00:15:51.120
  • They wanted meat, they asked for
  • 00:15:51.120 --> 00:15:53.050
  • it, they got it.
  • 00:15:53.100 --> 00:15:56.100
  • Before they were finished eating
  • 00:15:56.100 --> 00:15:57.240
  • it, they came under judgment.
  • 00:16:01.190 --> 00:16:04.190
  • Sure is quiet in this Methodist
  • 00:16:04.190 --> 00:16:06.010
  • church.
  • 00:16:06.190 --> 00:16:09.190
  • You know, when I was in high
  • 00:16:09.190 --> 00:16:10.180
  • high school, boy am I going to
  • 00:16:10.180 --> 00:16:12.120
  • date myself, was Flip Wilson.
  • 00:16:13.210 --> 00:16:16.210
  • And Flip Wilson had this famous
  • 00:16:16.210 --> 00:16:18.120
  • line, "The devil made me do it."
  • 00:16:19.170 --> 00:16:22.170
  • The devil can't make you do
  • 00:16:22.170 --> 00:16:23.140
  • anything.
  • 00:16:23.140 --> 00:16:25.130
  • No, no, let me try this side.
  • 00:16:25.130 --> 00:16:26.170
  • The devil cannot make you do
  • 00:16:26.170 --> 00:16:28.030
  • anything.
  • 00:16:28.030 --> 00:16:28.230
  • You know what my Bible says in
  • 00:16:28.230 --> 00:16:31.040
  • the New Testament?
  • 00:16:31.040 --> 00:16:31.260
  • "But each one is drawn away by
  • 00:16:32.050 --> 00:16:35.050
  • his own desire and enticed."
  • 00:16:37.070 --> 00:16:40.070
  • There's the devil's part right
  • 00:16:40.070 --> 00:16:41.060
  • there, enticed.
  • 00:16:41.060 --> 00:16:42.000
  • But how many of you know I can't
  • 00:16:42.000 --> 00:16:43.100
  • entice you with something you
  • 00:16:43.100 --> 00:16:44.070
  • don't desire?
  • 00:16:44.070 --> 00:16:46.010
  • You could put cocaine, a line of
  • 00:16:46.010 --> 00:16:47.120
  • cocaine right in front of me,
  • 00:16:47.120 --> 00:16:48.080
  • and say, "Hey man, this will
  • 00:16:48.080 --> 00:16:49.130
  • make you feel really good."
  • 00:16:49.130 --> 00:16:50.070
  • I'll go, "No."
  • 00:16:51.270 --> 00:16:54.270
  • That's probably why I've never
  • 00:16:54.270 --> 00:16:55.280
  • been tempted with drugs.
  • 00:16:55.280 --> 00:16:57.210
  • I have no desire for drugs.
  • 00:16:57.210 --> 00:16:59.040
  • But you see, the devil, he
  • 00:16:59.040 --> 00:17:00.200
  • studies you.
  • 00:17:00.200 --> 00:17:01.270
  • He not only studies you, he
  • 00:17:01.270 --> 00:17:02.260
  • studied your daddy, and your
  • 00:17:02.260 --> 00:17:05.030
  • daddy's daddy, and your mama,
  • 00:17:05.030 --> 00:17:07.050
  • and your mama's daddy.
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:08.290
  • And he knows the weaknesses in
  • 00:17:08.290 --> 00:17:11.050
  • your family line.
  • 00:17:11.050 --> 00:17:12.030
  • That's why the Bible says lay
  • 00:17:12.030 --> 00:17:13.210
  • aside the sin that doth so
  • 00:17:13.210 --> 00:17:14.230
  • easily beset.
  • 00:17:14.230 --> 00:17:15.220
  • Drugs is not the one that does
  • 00:17:15.220 --> 00:17:16.270
  • so easily beset.
  • 00:17:16.270 --> 00:17:19.000
  • Balaam gets on the donkey, this
  • 00:17:19.060 --> 00:17:22.060
  • is amazing, and he starts out.
  • 00:17:22.140 --> 00:17:25.140
  • And God sends this angel.
  • 00:17:25.140 --> 00:17:26.190
  • Now, angels are not little fat
  • 00:17:26.190 --> 00:17:28.060
  • babies with harps.
  • 00:17:28.060 --> 00:17:29.170
  • They're big, like massive, like
  • 00:17:32.210 --> 00:17:35.210
  • even bigger than my son.
  • 00:17:35.210 --> 00:17:37.050
  • They're probably 8, 9 feet tall.
  • 00:17:38.080 --> 00:17:41.080
  • And this angel comes out, and he
  • 00:17:41.080 --> 00:17:42.270
  • stands with a drawn sword.
  • 00:17:42.270 --> 00:17:44.090
  • And the donkey's eyes are opened
  • 00:17:44.090 --> 00:17:45.280
  • up, and the donkey goes, "I'm
  • 00:17:45.280 --> 00:17:47.020
  • out of here," and goes out to
  • 00:17:47.020 --> 00:17:47.290
  • the field.
  • 00:17:47.290 --> 00:17:49.050
  • Balaam beats the donkey, gets
  • 00:17:49.050 --> 00:17:50.080
  • him back on the path.
  • 00:17:50.080 --> 00:17:51.010
  • So, the angel goes, there's a
  • 00:17:51.010 --> 00:17:52.010
  • wall on both sides.
  • 00:17:52.010 --> 00:17:53.080
  • And the donkey sees the angel,
  • 00:17:53.080 --> 00:17:55.040
  • and the donkey goes up against
  • 00:17:55.040 --> 00:17:56.080
  • the wall so close, it crushes
  • 00:17:56.080 --> 00:17:57.130
  • his legs between the wall and
  • 00:17:57.130 --> 00:17:58.130
  • the donkey.
  • 00:17:58.130 --> 00:17:59.030
  • And Balaam hits his donkey
  • 00:17:59.030 --> 00:18:00.240
  • again.
  • 00:18:00.240 --> 00:18:01.140
  • So, then the angel goes to the
  • 00:18:01.140 --> 00:18:03.060
  • place where there's no place to
  • 00:18:03.060 --> 00:18:04.000
  • turn to the right or the left.
  • 00:18:04.000 --> 00:18:05.170
  • And the donkey sees the angel,
  • 00:18:05.170 --> 00:18:07.020
  • and she lies down under Balaam.
  • 00:18:07.020 --> 00:18:09.070
  • Now, he is so angry at her.
  • 00:18:09.070 --> 00:18:11.060
  • He's beating his donkey, right,
  • 00:18:11.060 --> 00:18:12.210
  • right?
  • 00:18:12.210 --> 00:18:13.160
  • So, then God opens up the mouth
  • 00:18:13.160 --> 00:18:15.250
  • of the donkey, okay?
  • 00:18:17.140 --> 00:18:20.140
  • "Then the Lord opened the mouth
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  • of the donkey, and she--" I love
  • 00:18:22.000 --> 00:18:24.160
  • how the Bible identifies this is
  • 00:18:24.160 --> 00:18:25.290
  • a female donkey.
  • 00:18:25.290 --> 00:18:26.210
  • Could have just as easily been a
  • 00:18:27.090 --> 00:18:30.090
  • male, okay?
  • 00:18:30.090 --> 00:18:31.040
  • "She said to Balaam, 'What have
  • 00:18:33.120 --> 00:18:36.120
  • I done to you that you have
  • 00:18:36.120 --> 00:18:38.010
  • struck me these three times?'
  • 00:18:38.010 --> 00:18:39.190
  • And Balaam said to the donkey,
  • 00:18:39.190 --> 00:18:40.160
  • 'Because you've abused me.
  • 00:18:40.160 --> 00:18:42.030
  • And I wish there was a sword in
  • 00:18:42.030 --> 00:18:43.070
  • my hand 'cause I'd kill you.'
  • 00:18:43.070 --> 00:18:45.220
  • So, the donkey said to Balaam--"
  • 00:18:45.220 --> 00:18:47.020
  • He is having a conversation with
  • 00:18:47.020 --> 00:18:49.160
  • a donkey.
  • 00:18:49.160 --> 00:18:50.060
  • This is amazing.
  • 00:18:50.100 --> 00:18:53.100
  • "So the donkey said to Balaam,
  • 00:18:53.100 --> 00:18:54.130
  • 'Am I not your donkey on which
  • 00:18:54.130 --> 00:18:55.290
  • you--on which you've ridden ever
  • 00:18:55.290 --> 00:18:57.240
  • since I became yours to this
  • 00:18:57.240 --> 00:18:58.280
  • day?
  • 00:18:58.280 --> 00:18:59.180
  • Was I ever disposed to do this
  • 00:18:59.180 --> 00:19:00.150
  • to you?'
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  • And he said, 'No.'
  • 00:19:02.200 --> 00:19:05.200
  • Then the Lord opened Balaam's
  • 00:19:05.200 --> 00:19:06.250
  • eyes, and he saw the angel
  • 00:19:06.250 --> 00:19:07.270
  • of the Lord standing in the way,
  • 00:19:07.270 --> 00:19:08.230
  • with his drawn sword
  • 00:19:08.230 --> 00:19:09.160
  • in his hand.
  • 00:19:09.160 --> 00:19:10.080
  • And he bowed his face--he bowed
  • 00:19:10.080 --> 00:19:11.120
  • his head, and he fell flat on
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:12.070
  • his face.
  • 00:19:12.070 --> 00:19:13.090
  • And the angel of the Lord said
  • 00:19:13.090 --> 00:19:14.070
  • to him, 'Why have you struck
  • 00:19:14.070 --> 00:19:15.290
  • your donkey these three times?
  • 00:19:15.290 --> 00:19:17.190
  • Behold, I've come out to stand
  • 00:19:17.190 --> 00:19:18.170
  • against you because your way is
  • 00:19:18.170 --> 00:19:20.000
  • perverse before me.'"
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:21.020
  • Hey, listen, a perverted
  • 00:19:21.020 --> 00:19:22.210
  • understanding of the Scriptures
  • 00:19:22.210 --> 00:19:23.280
  • will lead to a perverse way of
  • 00:19:23.280 --> 00:19:25.050
  • life.
  • 00:19:25.120 --> 00:19:28.120
  • "The donkey saw me and turned
  • 00:19:28.120 --> 00:19:29.280
  • aside from me these three times.
  • 00:19:29.280 --> 00:19:31.080
  • If she had not turned aside from
  • 00:19:31.080 --> 00:19:32.180
  • me, surely I would have killed
  • 00:19:32.180 --> 00:19:34.100
  • you by now and let her live."
  • 00:19:35.040 --> 00:19:38.040
  • Yikes.
  • 00:19:38.040 --> 00:19:38.240
  • "And Balaam said to the angel of
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:42.090
  • the Lord," now look at these
  • 00:19:42.090 --> 00:19:43.050
  • words, "I have sinned."
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  • Okay, now stop right there.
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  • He just confessed his sin,
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  • right?
  • 00:19:50.130 --> 00:19:53.000
  • You know what's amazing to me?
  • 00:19:53.000 --> 00:19:54.290
  • Have you ever noticed that Saul
  • 00:19:54.290 --> 00:19:56.150
  • said, "I have sinned"?
  • 00:19:56.150 --> 00:19:58.100
  • And yet, Samuel looks at him,
  • 00:19:59.020 --> 00:20:02.020
  • said, "You've lost your
  • 00:20:02.020 --> 00:20:02.220
  • kingdom."
  • 00:20:02.220 --> 00:20:04.180
  • Because the Bible says in
  • 00:20:04.180 --> 00:20:05.140
  • Proverbs, "Whoever confesses and
  • 00:20:07.250 --> 00:20:10.250
  • forsakes," right, "shall have
  • 00:20:12.070 --> 00:20:15.070
  • mercy."
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  • Forsake means turn away,
  • 00:20:16.270 --> 00:20:18.250
  • renounce.
  • 00:20:18.250 --> 00:20:19.230
  • Go back to the previous verse.
  • 00:20:26.250 --> 00:20:28.110
  • "And Balaam said to the angel of
  • 00:20:28.110 --> 00:20:29.240
  • the Lord, 'I have sinned, for I
  • 00:20:29.240 --> 00:20:30.250
  • did not know you stood in the
  • 00:20:30.250 --> 00:20:31.260
  • way against me.'"
  • 00:20:31.260 --> 00:20:32.190
  • Now watch this, now, therefore,
  • 00:20:32.220 --> 00:20:35.220
  • "If it displeases you,
  • 00:20:35.220 --> 00:20:38.220
  • I'll turn back."
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  • Do you still he's still trying
  • 00:20:41.160 --> 00:20:42.160
  • to get his way?
  • 00:20:42.160 --> 00:20:44.150
  • Why?
  • 00:20:44.150 --> 00:20:45.030
  • Because he's got his desire on
  • 00:20:45.030 --> 00:20:48.010
  • that offering.
  • 00:20:48.010 --> 00:20:49.160
  • He's got an unhealthy love for
  • 00:20:49.160 --> 00:20:50.210
  • money, and he's still trying to
  • 00:20:50.210 --> 00:20:53.100
  • get his way.
  • 00:20:53.100 --> 00:20:55.030
  • The Word of the Lord is law to
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:20:58.110
  • him.
  • 00:20:58.110 --> 00:20:59.220
  • It is restraining him from what
  • 00:20:59.220 --> 00:21:02.020
  • he really wants.
  • 00:21:02.020 --> 00:21:03.160
  • It's not his delight.
  • 00:21:06.070 --> 00:21:09.070
  • That's how sin gets its
  • 00:21:09.070 --> 00:21:10.050
  • strength.
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  • Paul, in writing to the
  • 00:21:12.100 --> 00:21:13.060
  • Corinthian church, and I'm going
  • 00:21:13.060 --> 00:21:14.160
  • to wrap it up here in just a few
  • 00:21:14.160 --> 00:21:15.260
  • minutes, Paul says this.
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  • Look what he says.
  • 00:21:18.020 --> 00:21:18.220
  • He's writing to--he's writing to
  • 00:21:18.220 --> 00:21:20.030
  • the church.
  • 00:21:20.030 --> 00:21:20.230
  • He says, "For godly sorrow."
  • 00:21:20.230 --> 00:21:21.150
  • Everybody say, "Godly sorrow."
  • 00:21:21.150 --> 00:21:24.070
  • "Produces repentance, leading to
  • 00:21:25.020 --> 00:21:28.020
  • salvation."
  • 00:21:28.020 --> 00:21:28.220
  • Now, you think salvation, you
  • 00:21:28.220 --> 00:21:30.000
  • get saved.
  • 00:21:30.000 --> 00:21:30.210
  • No, the word "salvation" there
  • 00:21:30.210 --> 00:21:33.060
  • is the Greek word "sozo," which
  • 00:21:33.060 --> 00:21:34.130
  • you should know in this church.
  • 00:21:34.130 --> 00:21:35.220
  • It means deliverance, healing,
  • 00:21:35.220 --> 00:21:37.180
  • preservation, and soundness of
  • 00:21:37.180 --> 00:21:39.020
  • mind.
  • 00:21:39.020 --> 00:21:40.150
  • So, let me say it to you like
  • 00:21:40.150 --> 00:21:41.110
  • that, "For godly sorrow produces
  • 00:21:41.110 --> 00:21:43.000
  • repentance leading to
  • 00:21:43.000 --> 00:21:43.280
  • deliverance, not to be
  • 00:21:43.280 --> 00:21:45.250
  • regretted.
  • 00:21:45.250 --> 00:21:46.150
  • But sorrow of the world produces
  • 00:21:46.150 --> 00:21:48.210
  • death."
  • 00:21:48.210 --> 00:21:50.140
  • Saul had sorrow of the world.
  • 00:21:53.240 --> 00:21:56.240
  • Balaam had sorrow of the world.
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  • What is the difference?
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  • Let me explain it to you.
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  • When I got saved, I was a
  • 00:22:06.100 --> 00:22:08.010
  • fraternity boy.
  • 00:22:08.010 --> 00:22:08.210
  • I drank a lot.
  • 00:22:08.210 --> 00:22:10.190
  • I mean, I got delivered in just
  • 00:22:10.280 --> 00:22:13.280
  • one day, just like that, set
  • 00:22:13.280 --> 00:22:15.190
  • free from alcohol.
  • 00:22:17.200 --> 00:22:20.200
  • But there was something that was
  • 00:22:20.200 --> 00:22:22.000
  • in my life that didn't go.
  • 00:22:22.000 --> 00:22:23.030
  • And that was this: I was bound
  • 00:22:23.030 --> 00:22:24.050
  • to pornography.
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  • I mean bound to it.
  • 00:22:25.160 --> 00:22:27.050
  • It started when I was about 11
  • 00:22:27.050 --> 00:22:28.200
  • or 12 years old.
  • 00:22:28.200 --> 00:22:31.160
  • And I mean it was supernatural.
  • 00:22:32.000 --> 00:22:35.000
  • If there was any kind of porn,
  • 00:22:35.000 --> 00:22:36.280
  • my head would turn right to it.
  • 00:22:36.280 --> 00:22:38.060
  • It was amazing.
  • 00:22:39.190 --> 00:22:42.190
  • And I remember when I got
  • 00:22:42.190 --> 00:22:43.120
  • married to my wife, Lisa, you
  • 00:22:43.120 --> 00:22:46.010
  • know, I'm saved, I'm speaking in
  • 00:22:46.010 --> 00:22:48.210
  • tongues, I'm filled with the
  • 00:22:48.210 --> 00:22:49.200
  • Spirit.
  • 00:22:49.200 --> 00:22:50.100
  • And I get married to the most
  • 00:22:50.100 --> 00:22:51.110
  • beautiful girl in my eyes that
  • 00:22:51.110 --> 00:22:52.160
  • walks the planet.
  • 00:22:52.160 --> 00:22:54.170
  • I've never seen a prettier girl
  • 00:22:54.170 --> 00:22:55.210
  • in my life.
  • 00:22:55.210 --> 00:22:56.110
  • And I thought, "Okay, this will
  • 00:22:56.110 --> 00:22:58.270
  • take care of it."
  • 00:22:58.270 --> 00:22:59.170
  • It got worse.
  • 00:22:59.170 --> 00:23:01.210
  • And then I went into the
  • 00:23:01.210 --> 00:23:03.030
  • ministry.
  • 00:23:03.030 --> 00:23:05.250
  • And I'm working for my large
  • 00:23:05.250 --> 00:23:07.040
  • church, one of the fastest
  • 00:23:07.040 --> 00:23:07.290
  • growing churches and most
  • 00:23:07.290 --> 00:23:09.060
  • well-known churches in America,
  • 00:23:09.060 --> 00:23:11.290
  • and it's getting worse.
  • 00:23:14.020 --> 00:23:17.020
  • So, one day--you know, my job in
  • 00:23:17.020 --> 00:23:19.020
  • my church was I took care of the
  • 00:23:19.020 --> 00:23:20.120
  • guest speakers.
  • 00:23:20.120 --> 00:23:21.020
  • Well, one day, I had to pick up
  • 00:23:21.020 --> 00:23:21.240
  • a guy named Lester Sumrall.
  • 00:23:23.180 --> 00:23:26.180
  • So, many of you know who I'm
  • 00:23:26.180 --> 00:23:27.280
  • talking about, okay?
  • 00:23:27.280 --> 00:23:29.190
  • He was like--had the best
  • 00:23:29.190 --> 00:23:30.210
  • deliverance, most powerful
  • 00:23:30.210 --> 00:23:32.060
  • deliverance ministry of anybody
  • 00:23:32.060 --> 00:23:33.150
  • I knew in the world.
  • 00:23:33.150 --> 00:23:35.040
  • So, I was alone in the van with
  • 00:23:35.040 --> 00:23:36.110
  • him, I opened up.
  • 00:23:36.110 --> 00:23:37.010
  • Said, "Brother Sumrall, I'm
  • 00:23:37.010 --> 00:23:39.050
  • bound."
  • 00:23:39.050 --> 00:23:39.250
  • Well, boy did he let me have it.
  • 00:23:39.250 --> 00:23:41.290
  • Boy did he let me have it, like
  • 00:23:41.290 --> 00:23:44.100
  • a good father.
  • 00:23:44.100 --> 00:23:46.270
  • I said, "Pray for me, pray for
  • 00:23:46.270 --> 00:23:48.030
  • me."
  • 00:23:48.030 --> 00:23:48.230
  • Laid his hands on me and prayed
  • 00:23:48.230 --> 00:23:49.230
  • a strong prayer.
  • 00:23:49.230 --> 00:23:52.210
  • You know what happened?
  • 00:23:52.210 --> 00:23:54.020
  • Nothing.
  • 00:23:54.020 --> 00:23:57.020
  • I'm serious.
  • 00:23:57.020 --> 00:23:58.230
  • Nine months later, I'm on a
  • 00:23:58.230 --> 00:24:00.190
  • four-day fast.
  • 00:24:00.190 --> 00:24:03.080
  • And at the end of that 4-day
  • 00:24:03.080 --> 00:24:04.240
  • fast on May the 6, 1985, I got
  • 00:24:04.280 --> 00:24:07.280
  • completely delivered from
  • 00:24:07.280 --> 00:24:09.220
  • pornography, and I am free
  • 00:24:09.220 --> 00:24:10.290
  • So, I start walking in the
  • 00:24:17.290 --> 00:24:19.200
  • freedom after a year or two, and
  • 00:24:20.050 --> 00:24:23.050
  • this big question started going
  • 00:24:23.050 --> 00:24:25.230
  • through my mind.
  • 00:24:25.230 --> 00:24:28.020
  • And I said, "God, I don't get
  • 00:24:28.020 --> 00:24:29.240
  • it.
  • 00:24:29.240 --> 00:24:30.120
  • I really humbled myself with
  • 00:24:30.120 --> 00:24:31.120
  • Lester Sumrall.
  • 00:24:31.120 --> 00:24:32.140
  • I mean, I opened up to him.
  • 00:24:32.140 --> 00:24:34.150
  • He prayed a strong prayer.
  • 00:24:34.150 --> 00:24:36.120
  • He's got, like, the strongest
  • 00:24:36.120 --> 00:24:37.170
  • deliverance of any man I know on
  • 00:24:37.170 --> 00:24:39.050
  • the earth.
  • 00:24:39.050 --> 00:24:41.040
  • How come I didn't get free?
  • 00:24:41.040 --> 00:24:42.050
  • How come it wasn't until 9
  • 00:24:42.050 --> 00:24:43.120
  • months later, May 6, 1985 that I
  • 00:24:43.120 --> 00:24:45.200
  • got free?"
  • 00:24:45.200 --> 00:24:46.180
  • That was the fall of 1984 when I
  • 00:24:46.180 --> 00:24:47.160
  • opened up to him.
  • 00:24:47.160 --> 00:24:48.220
  • And the Holy Spirit started
  • 00:24:48.220 --> 00:24:49.190
  • showing me my life.
  • 00:24:49.270 --> 00:24:52.270
  • Prior to me opening up to him, I
  • 00:24:53.290 --> 00:24:56.290
  • was scared that I was going to
  • 00:24:57.000 --> 00:25:00.020
  • be judged for that sin.
  • 00:25:00.020 --> 00:25:02.170
  • I was scared that that sin would
  • 00:25:02.190 --> 00:25:05.190
  • cost me, cost me my marriage,
  • 00:25:06.030 --> 00:25:09.030
  • that it would cost me the
  • 00:25:10.190 --> 00:25:13.190
  • ministry, that I would never
  • 00:25:13.190 --> 00:25:14.270
  • preach.
  • 00:25:14.270 --> 00:25:15.160
  • I knew there was a call on my
  • 00:25:15.160 --> 00:25:16.070
  • life to preach.
  • 00:25:16.070 --> 00:25:17.040
  • I was just serving in my church.
  • 00:25:20.150 --> 00:25:23.150
  • But then 9 months later, what
  • 00:25:23.150 --> 00:25:24.150
  • happened was that fall, I had
  • 00:25:24.150 --> 00:25:27.070
  • been praying.
  • 00:25:27.070 --> 00:25:27.270
  • And I was like, "God, use me to
  • 00:25:27.270 --> 00:25:30.020
  • cast out demons.
  • 00:25:30.020 --> 00:25:30.250
  • God, use me to win multitudes to
  • 00:25:30.250 --> 00:25:32.060
  • Jesus."
  • 00:25:32.060 --> 00:25:32.260
  • And that's the way I pray every
  • 00:25:32.260 --> 00:25:33.180
  • day.
  • 00:25:33.180 --> 00:25:34.060
  • And one day, the Lord said,
  • 00:25:34.060 --> 00:25:34.260
  • "Your prayers are off-target."
  • 00:25:34.260 --> 00:25:35.170
  • I said, "What?"
  • 00:25:35.170 --> 00:25:37.070
  • He said, "Son, you can cast out
  • 00:25:37.070 --> 00:25:38.100
  • devils, heal the sick, you can
  • 00:25:38.100 --> 00:25:39.110
  • win multitudes to Jesus, and end
  • 00:25:39.110 --> 00:25:40.210
  • up in hell."
  • 00:25:40.210 --> 00:25:41.110
  • I said, "What?"
  • 00:25:41.110 --> 00:25:42.260
  • He said, "Judas cast out devils.
  • 00:25:42.260 --> 00:25:44.060
  • Judas healed the sick.
  • 00:25:44.060 --> 00:25:45.150
  • Judas left everything to follow
  • 00:25:45.150 --> 00:25:46.260
  • me.
  • 00:25:46.260 --> 00:25:47.160
  • Judas is in hell."
  • 00:25:47.160 --> 00:25:49.000
  • And I remember--I'm a Catholic
  • 00:25:49.000 --> 00:25:51.030
  • boy that got saved, okay?
  • 00:25:51.030 --> 00:25:53.150
  • I don't understand this
  • 00:25:53.150 --> 00:25:54.240
  • terminology, but I started
  • 00:25:54.240 --> 00:25:56.080
  • quaking when he said that to me.
  • 00:25:56.080 --> 00:25:58.260
  • I literally was quaking
  • 00:25:58.260 --> 00:26:00.100
  • involuntarily when he said that.
  • 00:26:00.100 --> 00:26:02.000
  • I was, "Oh my god."
  • 00:26:02.000 --> 00:26:03.210
  • I said, "What should I be
  • 00:26:03.210 --> 00:26:06.070
  • praying for?"
  • 00:26:06.070 --> 00:26:07.260
  • He said, "To know me
  • 00:26:07.260 --> 00:26:08.150
  • intimately."
  • 00:26:08.150 --> 00:26:10.040
  • So, all my prayers started
  • 00:26:10.040 --> 00:26:11.010
  • changing.
  • 00:26:11.010 --> 00:26:12.060
  • And my prayer started changing,
  • 00:26:12.060 --> 00:26:13.100
  • "God, I want to know you.
  • 00:26:13.100 --> 00:26:14.200
  • I want to know you the best a
  • 00:26:14.200 --> 00:26:15.120
  • man can know you.
  • 00:26:15.120 --> 00:26:16.060
  • I want to please you the best a
  • 00:26:16.060 --> 00:26:16.280
  • man can please you."
  • 00:26:16.280 --> 00:26:18.260
  • And I stopped praying to win
  • 00:26:18.260 --> 00:26:20.100
  • nations to Jesus, and I was
  • 00:26:20.100 --> 00:26:22.160
  • praying, "God, I want to know
  • 00:26:22.160 --> 00:26:23.130
  • you."
  • 00:26:23.170 --> 00:26:26.170
  • And what happened was he showed
  • 00:26:26.170 --> 00:26:28.220
  • me what happened when I went
  • 00:26:28.220 --> 00:26:31.160
  • into that fast.
  • 00:26:31.160 --> 00:26:34.090
  • He said, "When you asked Lester
  • 00:26:34.090 --> 00:26:35.110
  • Sumrall, you were scared that it
  • 00:26:35.110 --> 00:26:36.220
  • was going to cost you the call
  • 00:26:36.220 --> 00:26:37.200
  • of God on your life, cost you
  • 00:26:37.200 --> 00:26:38.240
  • your marriage.
  • 00:26:38.240 --> 00:26:39.130
  • You were afraid of the
  • 00:26:39.130 --> 00:26:40.060
  • consequences."
  • 00:26:40.060 --> 00:26:41.090
  • He said, "But 9 months later,
  • 00:26:41.090 --> 00:26:43.060
  • your heart was broken because
  • 00:26:43.060 --> 00:26:44.010
  • you knew you were hurting me."
  • 00:26:44.010 --> 00:26:46.120
  • And all of a sudden, I realized,
  • 00:26:46.120 --> 00:26:47.160
  • "Oh my goodness."
  • 00:26:47.160 --> 00:26:48.240
  • Worldly sorrow focuses on you,
  • 00:26:48.240 --> 00:26:50.090
  • "What's going to happen to me,
  • 00:26:50.090 --> 00:26:51.030
  • what are people going to think?"
  • 00:26:51.030 --> 00:26:53.010
  • Godly sorrow focuses on him, "Oh
  • 00:26:53.010 --> 00:26:54.280
  • God, I've broken your heart.
  • 00:26:54.280 --> 00:26:56.040
  • You died for me.
  • 00:26:56.040 --> 00:26:56.270
  • You gave your life to free me.
  • 00:26:56.270 --> 00:26:58.020
  • If you look at the life of King
  • 00:27:05.060 --> 00:27:08.060
  • Saul and King David, you see it.
  • 00:27:09.040 --> 00:27:12.040
  • Samuel approaches Saul.
  • 00:27:12.040 --> 00:27:14.130
  • And Saul, all he does is spare a
  • 00:27:14.130 --> 00:27:16.030
  • few Amalekites,
  • 00:27:16.030 --> 00:27:17.010
  • or one Amalekite.
  • 00:27:17.010 --> 00:27:17.270
  • He does 99.9% of what God told
  • 00:27:17.270 --> 00:27:20.150
  • him to do.
  • 00:27:20.150 --> 00:27:21.140
  • And Samuel confronts him, and he
  • 00:27:21.140 --> 00:27:22.250
  • says, "I've sinned."
  • 00:27:22.250 --> 00:27:23.260
  • But then he quickly says to
  • 00:27:23.260 --> 00:27:25.050
  • Samuel, "Yeah, now honor me in
  • 00:27:25.050 --> 00:27:26.200
  • front of my elders."
  • 00:27:26.200 --> 00:27:27.110
  • In other words, "Samuel, you've
  • 00:27:27.110 --> 00:27:28.070
  • embarrassed me in front of my
  • 00:27:28.070 --> 00:27:29.230
  • leaders."
  • 00:27:30.270 --> 00:27:33.270
  • The focus of his sorrow was
  • 00:27:33.270 --> 00:27:34.230
  • himself.
  • 00:27:35.020 --> 00:27:38.020
  • King David commits adultery,
  • 00:27:38.020 --> 00:27:39.220
  • murders the woman's husband.
  • 00:27:42.210 --> 00:27:45.210
  • The prophet confronts him, he
  • 00:27:45.210 --> 00:27:47.150
  • falls on his face, says, "God,
  • 00:27:47.150 --> 00:27:48.190
  • against you and against you only
  • 00:27:48.190 --> 00:27:49.290
  • I've sinned."
  • 00:27:49.290 --> 00:27:50.190
  • The focus of his sorrow was,
  • 00:27:50.190 --> 00:27:53.050
  • "I've hurt the one--the heart of
  • 00:27:53.050 --> 00:27:54.150
  • the one I love."
  • 00:27:54.150 --> 00:27:56.180
  • Worldly sorrow produces death.
  • 00:27:56.180 --> 00:27:58.140
  • Godly sorrow produces the
  • 00:27:58.140 --> 00:27:59.280
  • repentance that it takes to
  • 00:27:59.280 --> 00:28:02.080
  • bring deliverance.
  • 00:28:03.020 --> 00:28:06.020
  • I'm going to close it with this.
  • 00:28:06.020 --> 00:28:07.200
  • One day, I was getting ready to
  • 00:28:07.200 --> 00:28:08.230
  • preach, and this is back when I
  • 00:28:10.060 --> 00:28:13.060
  • was youth pastor.
  • 00:28:13.060 --> 00:28:15.190
  • And I remember I was--you know,
  • 00:28:15.190 --> 00:28:16.230
  • Lisa was with the babies, and I
  • 00:28:16.230 --> 00:28:18.230
  • was up in our loft, and I was
  • 00:28:18.230 --> 00:28:20.110
  • kind of just praying.
  • 00:28:20.110 --> 00:28:21.110
  • And I heard the Holy Spirit say
  • 00:28:21.110 --> 00:28:22.230
  • to me, "Read John chapter 14,
  • 00:28:22.230 --> 00:28:25.180
  • verse 15."
  • 00:28:25.180 --> 00:28:27.140
  • Now, I mean, I heard it just
  • 00:28:27.140 --> 00:28:28.150
  • like you just heard my voice.
  • 00:28:28.150 --> 00:28:29.220
  • So, I open up my Bible, and sure
  • 00:28:29.220 --> 00:28:31.100
  • enough, John 14:15 was the
  • 00:28:31.100 --> 00:28:32.200
  • beginning of a new paragraph.
  • 00:28:32.200 --> 00:28:33.200
  • I thought, "Whoa."
  • 00:28:33.200 --> 00:28:34.250
  • So, I started reading, and this
  • 00:28:34.250 --> 00:28:35.270
  • is what I read.
  • 00:28:35.270 --> 00:28:36.170
  • "If you love me, keep my
  • 00:28:36.170 --> 00:28:37.070
  • commandments."
  • 00:28:37.070 --> 00:28:37.270
  • Now, this is Jesus speaking to
  • 00:28:37.270 --> 00:28:38.180
  • his disciples.
  • 00:28:38.180 --> 00:28:39.070
  • And I read that verse, verse 14,
  • 00:28:39.070 --> 00:28:41.220
  • and I read all the way down to
  • 00:28:41.220 --> 00:28:43.210
  • the 24th verse because they all
  • 00:28:43.210 --> 00:28:44.250
  • had to do with each other.
  • 00:28:44.250 --> 00:28:46.010
  • And I got all the way to the end
  • 00:28:46.010 --> 00:28:47.150
  • of the 24th verse, and the Lord
  • 00:28:47.150 --> 00:28:48.160
  • said to me, he said, "You didn't
  • 00:28:48.160 --> 00:28:49.270
  • get it.
  • 00:28:49.270 --> 00:28:51.080
  • Read it again."
  • 00:28:51.080 --> 00:28:52.280
  • So, I went back up, and I read
  • 00:28:52.280 --> 00:28:54.140
  • it again.
  • 00:28:54.140 --> 00:28:55.040
  • "If you love me, keep my
  • 00:28:55.040 --> 00:28:55.250
  • commandments."
  • 00:28:55.250 --> 00:28:56.150
  • I went all the way down to the
  • 00:28:56.150 --> 00:28:57.060
  • 24th verse.
  • 00:28:57.060 --> 00:28:57.250
  • And the Lord said to me, "You
  • 00:28:57.250 --> 00:28:59.080
  • didn't get it.
  • 00:28:59.080 --> 00:29:01.070
  • Read it again."
  • 00:29:01.070 --> 00:29:02.200
  • So, I went all the way back to
  • 00:29:02.200 --> 00:29:03.190
  • the top.
  • 00:29:03.190 --> 00:29:04.090
  • "If you love me, keep my
  • 00:29:04.090 --> 00:29:04.290
  • commandments."
  • 00:29:04.290 --> 00:29:05.190
  • I read all the way down to verse
  • 00:29:05.190 --> 00:29:06.290
  • 24.
  • 00:29:06.290 --> 00:29:07.190
  • The Lord said to me, "You didn't
  • 00:29:07.190 --> 00:29:09.000
  • get it.
  • 00:29:09.000 --> 00:29:09.200
  • Read it again."
  • 00:29:09.200 --> 00:29:11.090
  • Now, this happened eight times.
  • 00:29:11.090 --> 00:29:12.150
  • So, the 9th time--this is the
  • 00:29:12.150 --> 00:29:14.290
  • way I started reading it.
  • 00:29:14.290 --> 00:29:15.270
  • "If," okay, I got it, "you,"
  • 00:29:18.030 --> 00:29:21.030
  • that's me, "love," and I even
  • 00:29:21.260 --> 00:29:24.260
  • went to the concordance.
  • 00:29:24.260 --> 00:29:25.170
  • Okay, I got that word.
  • 00:29:26.100 --> 00:29:29.100
  • "Me," that's Jesus.
  • 00:29:29.100 --> 00:29:31.150
  • And I started reading down to
  • 00:29:31.150 --> 00:29:32.230
  • the 24th verse that slow.
  • 00:29:33.030 --> 00:29:36.030
  • I got all the way down to the
  • 00:29:36.030 --> 00:29:36.260
  • 24th verse.
  • 00:29:36.260 --> 00:29:37.160
  • Now, that took about 15 minutes.
  • 00:29:37.160 --> 00:29:38.270
  • And the Lord said, "You didn't
  • 00:29:38.270 --> 00:29:39.240
  • get it.
  • 00:29:39.240 --> 00:29:40.150
  • Read it again."
  • 00:29:40.150 --> 00:29:41.050
  • Now, I remember I was on my
  • 00:29:41.270 --> 00:29:44.270
  • carpet now, and I'm just
  • 00:29:44.270 --> 00:29:46.040
  • pounding my fist, going, "Okay,
  • 00:29:46.040 --> 00:29:48.050
  • I'm stupid.
  • 00:29:48.050 --> 00:29:49.090
  • Please help me," okay?
  • 00:29:49.090 --> 00:29:52.060
  • And I'm serious, that's what I
  • 00:29:52.060 --> 00:29:53.240
  • was praying.
  • 00:29:53.240 --> 00:29:54.140
  • And all of a sudden, I read it
  • 00:29:54.140 --> 00:29:56.000
  • again, "If you love me," and I
  • 00:29:56.000 --> 00:29:57.030
  • see a little asterisk by the
  • 00:29:57.030 --> 00:29:58.070
  • word "keep."
  • 00:29:58.070 --> 00:29:58.270
  • And I thought, "Whoa."
  • 00:29:59.010 --> 00:30:02.010
  • So, I went over to the margin,
  • 00:30:02.010 --> 00:30:03.150
  • and you know what the margin
  • 00:30:03.150 --> 00:30:04.060
  • says?
  • 00:30:04.060 --> 00:30:04.260
  • In the original version, it
  • 00:30:04.260 --> 00:30:05.160
  • says, "If you love me, you will
  • 00:30:05.160 --> 00:30:08.150
  • keep my commandments."
  • 00:30:12.070 --> 00:30:15.070
  • Daniel, can you help me?
  • 00:30:15.070 --> 00:30:17.140
  • And I need somebody--John, would
  • 00:30:17.140 --> 00:30:18.240
  • you mind helping me?
  • 00:30:18.240 --> 00:30:19.140
  • Can you run up here?
  • 00:30:19.140 --> 00:30:20.040
  • Okay, Daniel, stand here.
  • 00:30:20.160 --> 00:30:23.160
  • John, you stand here.
  • 00:30:23.160 --> 00:30:25.230
  • Okay, thanks guys so much.
  • 00:30:25.230 --> 00:30:27.220
  • Pretend they're me, and pretend
  • 00:30:27.220 --> 00:30:29.110
  • I'm Jesus.
  • 00:30:29.110 --> 00:30:30.010
  • Just illustration, okay?
  • 00:30:30.010 --> 00:30:32.190
  • This is the way I read it the
  • 00:30:32.190 --> 00:30:34.130
  • nine times.
  • 00:30:34.130 --> 00:30:35.090
  • If you love me, keep my
  • 00:30:35.090 --> 00:30:36.050
  • commandments.
  • 00:30:36.050 --> 00:30:36.280
  • So, in other words, Daniel, you
  • 00:30:36.280 --> 00:30:38.010
  • will prove that you love me by
  • 00:30:38.010 --> 00:30:39.110
  • keeping my commandments.
  • 00:30:39.110 --> 00:30:40.010
  • That's the way I read it, okay?
  • 00:30:40.260 --> 00:30:43.260
  • But when I read it that tenth
  • 00:30:43.260 --> 00:30:46.040
  • time, watch this.
  • 00:30:46.040 --> 00:30:49.000
  • John, if you love me, you will
  • 00:30:49.000 --> 00:30:51.220
  • keep my commandments.
  • 00:30:51.220 --> 00:30:52.200
  • In other words, John, fall head
  • 00:30:52.200 --> 00:30:53.290
  • over heels in love with me, and
  • 00:30:53.290 --> 00:30:56.060
  • you'll have no trouble keeping
  • 00:30:56.060 --> 00:30:57.060
  • my commandments.
  • 00:30:58.080 --> 00:31:01.100
  • This is law, this is law.
  • 00:31:01.220 --> 00:31:04.220
  • This is relationship.
  • 00:31:04.220 --> 00:31:07.090
  • You know, when I met Lisa and I
  • 00:31:13.110 --> 00:31:15.030
  • led her to the Lord on our first
  • 00:31:15.030 --> 00:31:16.130
  • date, I fell head over heels in
  • 00:31:16.130 --> 00:31:18.090
  • love with her.
  • 00:31:18.090 --> 00:31:20.120
  • We would walk the campus at
  • 00:31:20.120 --> 00:31:22.220
  • Purdue University till four in
  • 00:31:22.220 --> 00:31:24.070
  • the morning.
  • 00:31:24.070 --> 00:31:25.010
  • We were always the last one in.
  • 00:31:25.010 --> 00:31:26.040
  • The security guard would just
  • 00:31:26.040 --> 00:31:26.250
  • laugh.
  • 00:31:27.010 --> 00:31:30.010
  • Her mom and dad lived near
  • 00:31:30.010 --> 00:31:30.270
  • Purdue's campus, so one time, I
  • 00:31:30.270 --> 00:31:32.270
  • was over at her house for about
  • 00:31:32.270 --> 00:31:33.270
  • 5 hours.
  • 00:31:33.270 --> 00:31:35.090
  • I go back to the dorm, and she
  • 00:31:35.090 --> 00:31:38.000
  • calls me, and she goes, "You
  • 00:31:38.000 --> 00:31:40.280
  • left your jacket here."
  • 00:31:40.280 --> 00:31:43.090
  • I said, "Then I'll just have to
  • 00:31:43.090 --> 00:31:44.050
  • come get it."
  • 00:31:44.050 --> 00:31:45.290
  • And I'd be there another 5
  • 00:31:45.290 --> 00:31:46.220
  • hours.
  • 00:31:46.220 --> 00:31:49.110
  • I mean, man, every moment I had
  • 00:31:49.110 --> 00:31:51.080
  • free, I wanted to be with her.
  • 00:31:51.080 --> 00:31:53.060
  • I mean, she would have called
  • 00:31:53.060 --> 00:31:53.270
  • me, Paul, in the middle of the
  • 00:31:53.270 --> 00:31:55.140
  • night and said, "Honey, I want
  • 00:31:55.140 --> 00:31:57.140
  • an ice cream cone."
  • 00:31:57.140 --> 00:31:58.170
  • I would have said, "You want
  • 00:31:58.170 --> 00:31:59.120
  • chocolate or vanilla?"
  • 00:31:59.120 --> 00:32:00.140
  • I'd be there in 5 minutes.
  • 00:32:00.180 --> 00:32:03.180
  • But then we got married.
  • 00:32:04.140 --> 00:32:07.140
  • All the married people know
  • 00:32:07.140 --> 00:32:08.040
  • where I'm going right now.
  • 00:32:08.040 --> 00:32:09.030
  • They know where I'm going.
  • 00:32:12.010 --> 00:32:15.010
  • Now, I'm like watching the
  • 00:32:15.010 --> 00:32:16.030
  • football game, "Honey, could you
  • 00:32:17.070 --> 00:32:20.070
  • help me with this?"
  • 00:32:20.070 --> 00:32:21.100
  • "Oh babe, babe, I'm watching the
  • 00:32:21.100 --> 00:32:22.230
  • game right now.
  • 00:32:22.230 --> 00:32:23.160
  • I'll get it later."
  • 00:32:23.240 --> 00:32:26.240
  • And one day, she looked at me,
  • 00:32:26.240 --> 00:32:27.170
  • says, "What about the I'll be
  • 00:32:27.170 --> 00:32:28.170
  • there in 5 minutes, you want
  • 00:32:28.170 --> 00:32:29.230
  • chocolate or vanilla?"
  • 00:32:29.230 --> 00:32:30.280
  • And I was like, "Ay, ay, ay."
  • 00:32:32.160 --> 00:32:35.160
  • So, Jesus says to this church,
  • 00:32:35.160 --> 00:32:36.210
  • he says, "You still got all the
  • 00:32:36.210 --> 00:32:37.150
  • works.
  • 00:32:37.150 --> 00:32:38.200
  • You're still patient, you're
  • 00:32:38.200 --> 00:32:39.230
  • still doing all this, but you've
  • 00:32:39.230 --> 00:32:40.270
  • left your first love."
  • 00:32:45.010 --> 00:32:48.010
  • Why are people still bound to
  • 00:32:48.010 --> 00:32:49.000
  • sin?
  • 00:32:49.000 --> 00:32:51.290
  • See, David said, "Thy word have
  • 00:32:51.290 --> 00:32:52.260
  • I hid in my heart, that I might
  • 00:32:52.260 --> 00:32:54.030
  • not sin against you."
  • 00:32:54.030 --> 00:32:55.080
  • He didn't say, "Thy word have I
  • 00:32:55.080 --> 00:32:56.120
  • memorized so that I might not
  • 00:32:56.230 --> 00:32:59.230
  • sin against you."
  • 00:33:02.010 --> 00:33:05.010
  • It's when he's so close, and he
  • 00:33:05.200 --> 00:33:08.200
  • says something to you.
  • 00:33:08.200 --> 00:33:11.100
  • It's now hidden in my heart.
  • 00:33:11.100 --> 00:33:13.050
  • I don't want to break his heart.
  • 00:33:13.050 --> 00:33:14.290
  • People say, "Why aren't you
  • 00:33:14.290 --> 00:33:17.160
  • committing adultery against
  • 00:33:17.160 --> 00:33:18.120
  • Lisa?"
  • 00:33:18.120 --> 00:33:19.060
  • Well, number one, she's a
  • 00:33:19.060 --> 00:33:20.000
  • sharpshooter, I'd be dead.
  • 00:33:21.030 --> 00:33:24.030
  • But number two, do you really
  • 00:33:24.030 --> 00:33:25.030
  • want to know why?
  • 00:33:25.030 --> 00:33:25.280
  • Because I don't ever want to
  • 00:33:26.140 --> 00:33:29.140
  • lose the intimacy that I have
  • 00:33:29.140 --> 00:33:31.150
  • with her.
  • 00:33:31.150 --> 00:33:34.000
  • You know, if I'm jumping in bed
  • 00:33:34.000 --> 00:33:34.220
  • with other women, I may be still
  • 00:33:34.220 --> 00:33:36.020
  • technically married to her, but
  • 00:33:36.020 --> 00:33:38.160
  • I guarantee you she's not going
  • 00:33:38.160 --> 00:33:39.150
  • to be intimate with me.
  • 00:33:39.180 --> 00:33:42.180
  • And this is what--this is why I
  • 00:33:42.180 --> 00:33:45.110
  • felt God said preach this,
  • 00:33:45.110 --> 00:33:47.180
  • because I don't want to see you
  • 00:33:47.180 --> 00:33:48.140
  • lose that intimacy with him.
  • 00:33:48.140 --> 00:33:49.290
  • Because Christianity just
  • 00:33:49.290 --> 00:33:50.200
  • becomes a form, it just becomes
  • 00:33:50.200 --> 00:33:51.230
  • And you know, we got these
  • 00:34:00.100 --> 00:34:01.040
  • Christians that are going, "I
  • 00:34:01.040 --> 00:34:02.210
  • pray, I pray, and I don't hear
  • 00:34:02.210 --> 00:34:04.170
  • anything."
  • 00:34:09.050 --> 00:34:12.050
  • You know, I could be asking Lisa
  • 00:34:12.140 --> 00:34:15.140
  • to be intimate with me, but if
  • 00:34:15.140 --> 00:34:17.060
  • I'm jumping in bed with other
  • 00:34:17.060 --> 00:34:18.060
  • girls, there is a level of
  • 00:34:18.110 --> 00:34:21.110
  • commitment on my end that opens
  • 00:34:21.170 --> 00:34:24.170
  • There is nothing greater.
  • 00:34:32.190 --> 00:34:35.020
  • I love sports, I'm an athlete.
  • 00:34:35.020 --> 00:34:36.110
  • I've been an athlete all my
  • 00:34:36.110 --> 00:34:37.060
  • life.
  • 00:34:37.060 --> 00:34:37.260
  • I love my wife, my family.
  • 00:34:37.260 --> 00:34:39.260
  • There's nothing greater to me,
  • 00:34:39.260 --> 00:34:41.060
  • nothing than God whispering
  • 00:34:41.060 --> 00:34:43.050
  • something to me I've never
  • 00:34:43.050 --> 00:34:44.040
  • known.
  • 00:34:44.040 --> 00:34:44.240
  • And I don't want to lose that.
  • 00:34:46.110 --> 00:34:49.110
  • And I don't want you
  • 00:34:49.110 --> 00:34:51.050
  • Daugherty, and I'm sitting right
  • 00:34:52.000 --> 00:34:55.000
  • here with John Bevere, an
  • 00:34:55.000 --> 00:34:56.180
  • incredible friend and a great
  • 00:34:56.180 --> 00:34:58.250
  • communicator of the Word of God.
  • 00:34:58.250 --> 00:35:00.150
  • Tonight, he just preached a
  • 00:35:00.150 --> 00:35:01.160
  • powerful message right here in
  • 00:35:01.160 --> 00:35:03.100
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma at Victory on
  • 00:35:03.100 --> 00:35:05.070
  • TBN.
  • 00:35:05.070 --> 00:35:05.270
  • And we want to say thank you to
  • 00:35:05.270 --> 00:35:06.290
  • Matt and Laurie, and the whole
  • 00:35:06.290 --> 00:35:08.150
  • team, the Crouch family,
  • 00:35:08.150 --> 00:35:10.150
  • everyone at TBN, the Hillsong
  • 00:35:10.150 --> 00:35:12.020
  • Channel.
  • 00:35:12.020 --> 00:35:12.250
  • Thank you for airing this
  • 00:35:12.250 --> 00:35:13.240
  • message.
  • 00:35:13.240 --> 00:35:14.140
  • And all those that were watching
  • 00:35:14.140 --> 00:35:15.250
  • tonight, we believe that these
  • 00:35:15.250 --> 00:35:17.010
  • were words from
  • 00:35:17.010 --> 00:35:18.000
  • and hundreds, thousands of
  • 00:35:21.040 --> 00:35:24.040
  • people were responding to the
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  • John, tell me a little bit about
  • 00:35:27.220 --> 00:35:29.220
  • just where this message stirred
  • 00:35:29.220 --> 00:35:31.160
  • up from.
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  • And you were kind of sharing it
  • 00:35:32.060 --> 00:35:34.160
  • in your message tonight, but
  • 00:35:34.160 --> 00:35:36.090
  • maybe kind of tell the people
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  • that are watching why this
  • 00:35:37.240 --> 00:35:39.150
  • message is so needed.
  • 00:35:39.150 --> 00:35:40.210
  • - John: Well, you know, first
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  • of all, I also want to join with
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  • you.
  • 00:35:43.120 --> 00:35:44.020
  • And I want to say Matt and
  • 00:35:44.020 --> 00:35:44.290
  • Laurie, thank you so much for
  • 00:35:44.290 --> 00:35:46.040
  • your friendship to Lisa and I,
  • 00:35:46.040 --> 00:35:47.260
  • and for what you're doing for
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  • the body of Christ, and to the
  • 00:35:48.200 --> 00:35:49.250
  • whole TBN family.
  • 00:35:49.250 --> 00:35:51.150
  • I've been with TBN for years.
  • 00:35:51.150 --> 00:35:53.100
  • They're no strangers, so it's
  • 00:35:53.100 --> 00:35:54.010
  • where this message came from.
  • 00:35:55.290 --> 00:35:58.290
  • First of all, it's a unique
  • 00:35:58.290 --> 00:36:00.220
  • message.
  • 00:36:00.220 --> 00:36:01.120
  • I haven't been preaching I've
  • 00:36:01.120 --> 00:36:02.250
  • been going.
  • 00:36:02.250 --> 00:36:03.160
  • It started here tonight
  • 00:36:03.160 --> 00:36:05.160
  • in the sense of God put it
  • 00:36:05.160 --> 00:36:06.260
  • in my heart for this conference.
  • 00:36:06.260 --> 00:36:08.200
  • And Paul, I kind of alluded to
  • 00:36:08.200 --> 00:36:10.090
  • this in the beginning.
  • 00:36:10.090 --> 00:36:11.050
  • I feel like more and more, I'm
  • 00:36:11.050 --> 00:36:12.160
  • getting a dad's heart.
  • 00:36:12.160 --> 00:36:13.250
  • And I want to see people in the
  • 00:36:13.250 --> 00:36:15.210
  • body of Christ be successful.
  • 00:36:15.210 --> 00:36:17.010
  • I want to see them very close
  • 00:36:17.010 --> 00:36:18.140
  • with God, and really have a real
  • 00:36:18.140 --> 00:36:20.040
  • walk with God.
  • 00:36:20.040 --> 00:36:21.240
  • And I realize that this issue
  • 00:36:21.240 --> 00:36:23.130
  • called sin is really creating a
  • 00:36:23.130 --> 00:36:25.230
  • blockage for many people.
  • 00:36:25.230 --> 00:36:27.090
  • And they're frustrated because
  • 00:36:27.090 --> 00:36:29.090
  • they see things happening in
  • 00:36:29.090 --> 00:36:30.160
  • their life that it's not
  • 00:36:30.160 --> 00:36:31.270
  • happening, they're not having
  • 00:36:31.270 --> 00:36:32.230
  • that intimacy they desire.
  • 00:36:32.230 --> 00:36:34.230
  • And so, I'm just believing that
  • 00:36:34.230 --> 00:36:36.250
  • would happen tonight not only in
  • 00:36:36.250 --> 00:36:38.160
  • here, but I believe with the TBN
  • 00:36:38.160 --> 00:36:40.140
  • family, that there are people
  • 00:36:40.140 --> 00:36:41.150
  • out there that they've just--you
  • 00:36:41.150 --> 00:36:42.250
  • know, that's why the Bible says
  • 00:36:42.250 --> 00:36:43.200
  • exhort one another daily.
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  • Because the Bible makes it so
  • 00:36:45.100 --> 00:36:46.120
  • clear in that book of Hebrews
  • 00:36:46.120 --> 00:36:47.090
  • chapter 2, verse 1 that if we
  • 00:36:47.090 --> 00:36:48.170
  • don't pay careful attention,
  • 00:36:48.170 --> 00:36:50.050
  • we'll drift away.
  • 00:36:50.050 --> 00:36:51.010
  • And I find that drifting just
  • 00:36:51.010 --> 00:36:52.210
  • doesn't happen all of a sudden.
  • 00:36:52.210 --> 00:36:53.290
  • It's just a slow process that
  • 00:36:53.290 --> 00:36:56.000
  • happens unknowingly.
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  • And so, I believe what God did
  • 00:36:57.190 --> 00:36:59.110
  • tonight is he retuned up people
  • 00:36:59.110 --> 00:37:01.220
  • to position themself to hear
  • 00:37:01.220 --> 00:37:04.030
  • from God and to be intimate with
  • 00:37:04.030 --> 00:37:05.150
  • God.
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  • Because I believe that, right
  • 00:37:06.050 --> 00:37:08.020
  • the river starts flowing really
  • 00:37:09.030 --> 00:37:12.030
  • of the river,
  • 00:37:12.290 --> 00:37:15.290
  • you're going to watch
  • 00:37:15.290 --> 00:37:16.200
  • everybody else flow through it.
  • 00:37:16.200 --> 00:37:17.160
  • I want everybody watching to be
  • 00:37:17.160 --> 00:37:19.120
  • flowing with the Spirit of God
  • 00:37:19.120 --> 00:37:20.190
  • in the greatest move of God I
  • 00:37:20.190 --> 00:37:22.010
  • believe our nation's ever seen.
  • 00:37:22.010 --> 00:37:23.110
  • - Paul: Come on, come on.
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  • Man, I'm expecting that, you
  • 00:37:24.100 --> 00:37:25.240
  • know?
  • 00:37:25.240 --> 00:37:26.140
  • And I feel like the other thing
  • 00:37:26.140 --> 00:37:27.280
  • that I was thinking about just
  • 00:37:27.280 --> 00:37:29.060
  • with your message and what you
  • 00:37:29.060 --> 00:37:31.000
  • were saying is you said tonight
  • 00:37:31.000 --> 00:37:32.160
  • something that people need to
  • 00:37:32.160 --> 00:37:33.220
  • hear.
  • 00:37:33.220 --> 00:37:34.120
  • So many people are not sinning
  • 00:37:34.180 --> 00:37:37.180
  • because--or saying, "I'm not
  • 00:37:37.180 --> 00:37:39.020
  • going to sin because the law
  • 00:37:39.020 --> 00:37:40.010
  • says I can't do that."
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  • And you're saying just the
  • 00:37:41.150 --> 00:37:42.190
  • warped view of how Balaam was,
  • 00:37:42.280 --> 00:37:45.280
  • that it was--it's not
  • 00:37:45.280 --> 00:37:47.170
  • that he didn't want to sin.
  • 00:37:47.170 --> 00:37:48.230
  • It's that he says, "I could not
  • 00:37:48.230 --> 00:37:49.220
  • sin because I'm going against
  • 00:37:49.220 --> 00:37:51.090
  • God."
  • 00:37:51.090 --> 00:37:52.100
  • But when we get to that place,
  • 00:37:52.100 --> 00:37:53.200
  • like David said, that, man, I
  • 00:37:53.200 --> 00:37:55.120
  • don't want to sin because I
  • 00:37:55.120 --> 00:37:56.220
  • really know that God loves me,
  • 00:37:56.220 --> 00:37:59.150
  • and just that relationship with
  • 00:37:59.150 --> 00:38:01.040
  • God, that grace of God, that
  • 00:38:01.040 --> 00:38:02.220
  • mercy of God that draws me
  • 00:38:02.220 --> 00:38:04.140
  • towards repentance and holiness.
  • 00:38:04.140 --> 00:38:07.120
  • tonight, maybe you could just
  • 00:38:07.120 --> 00:38:08.130
  • say a word to those that are
  • 00:38:08.130 --> 00:38:09.130
  • watching that tonight, they felt
  • 00:38:09.130 --> 00:38:11.080
  • like maybe they were who you
  • 00:38:11.080 --> 00:38:13.280
  • were talking to, and they
  • 00:38:13.280 --> 00:38:15.210
  • tonight are making that decision
  • 00:38:15.210 --> 00:38:17.190
  • to make a change in their life,
  • 00:38:17.190 --> 00:38:19.170
  • to let the Holy Spirit bring
  • 00:38:19.170 --> 00:38:21.080
  • that conviction.
  • 00:38:21.080 --> 00:38:22.070
  • - John: You know, just remember
  • 00:38:22.070 --> 00:38:23.010
  • tonight, the Holy Spirit was
  • 00:38:23.010 --> 00:38:24.110
  • fighting for you.
  • 00:38:24.110 --> 00:38:25.190
  • I want you to understand that.
  • 00:38:25.190 --> 00:38:26.190
  • He loves you so deeply,
  • 00:38:26.190 --> 00:38:27.210
  • passionately.
  • 00:38:27.210 --> 00:38:28.220
  • He was fighting for your
  • 00:38:28.220 --> 00:38:30.110
  • attention.
  • 00:38:30.110 --> 00:38:31.020
  • You know, when I've played a
  • 00:38:31.020 --> 00:38:33.000
  • little too much golf or I've
  • 00:38:33.000 --> 00:38:34.150
  • been hanging out with the guys
  • 00:38:34.150 --> 00:38:35.130
  • too much, my wife, she might get
  • 00:38:35.130 --> 00:38:37.160
  • a little bit strung with me
  • 00:38:37.160 --> 00:38:39.160
  • because she's fighting for me.
  • 00:38:39.160 --> 00:38:41.130
  • And I'm the same way with her.
  • 00:38:41.130 --> 00:38:42.230
  • That's exactly what was
  • 00:38:42.230 --> 00:38:43.230
  • happening tonight.
  • 00:38:43.230 --> 00:38:44.240
  • The very fact that you felt that
  • 00:38:44.240 --> 00:38:46.230
  • conviction tonight means that
  • 00:38:46.230 --> 00:38:48.160
  • he's still deeply in love with
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  • you.
  • 00:38:49.240 --> 00:38:50.180
  • The Bible says that God only
  • 00:38:50.180 --> 00:38:51.220
  • chastens those he loves, those
  • 00:38:51.220 --> 00:38:53.210
  • that are his kids.
  • 00:38:53.210 --> 00:38:55.010
  • So, if you've felt like some
  • 00:38:55.010 --> 00:38:56.170
  • correction tonight, some ouch in
  • 00:38:56.170 --> 00:38:58.130
  • this, it was the Holy Spirit
  • 00:38:58.130 --> 00:38:59.230
  • saying, "Guess what?
  • 00:38:59.230 --> 00:39:01.020
  • I'm giving you the way out
  • 00:39:01.020 --> 00:39:02.060
  • that's going to give you a
  • 00:39:02.060 --> 00:39:03.030
  • closer relationship with me."
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  • Remember this.
  • 00:39:04.280 --> 00:39:06.070
  • Condemnation and conviction are
  • 00:39:06.070 --> 00:39:07.220
  • both painful.
  • 00:39:07.220 --> 00:39:08.210
  • There's a big difference.
  • 00:39:08.210 --> 00:39:09.240
  • Conviction is God fighting for
  • 00:39:09.240 --> 00:39:11.200
  • you that gives you a way out.
  • 00:39:11.200 --> 00:39:12.260
  • It's called repentance.
  • 00:39:12.260 --> 00:39:14.000
  • Condemnation just leaves you in
  • 00:39:14.000 --> 00:39:15.220
  • the shame.
  • 00:39:15.220 --> 00:39:16.180
  • Condemnation is one of the worst
  • 00:39:16.180 --> 00:39:18.080
  • thing that a Christian can
  • 00:39:18.080 --> 00:39:19.060
  • experience.
  • 00:39:19.060 --> 00:39:20.030
  • It literally leaves you in the
  • 00:39:20.030 --> 00:39:21.100
  • mire, in the muck.
  • 00:39:21.100 --> 00:39:22.130
  • It keeps you far from Jesus.
  • 00:39:22.130 --> 00:39:24.170
  • God wasn't condemning you
  • 00:39:24.170 --> 00:39:25.250
  • tonight.
  • 00:39:25.250 --> 00:39:26.160
  • He was convicting you, and
  • 00:39:26.160 --> 00:39:27.230
  • drawing you to his heart because
  • 00:39:27.230 --> 00:39:29.110
  • he deeply and dearly loves you.
  • 00:39:29.110 --> 00:39:31.050
  • So Father, I just pray for
  • 00:39:31.050 --> 00:39:33.080
  • everybody that's watching right
  • 00:39:33.080 --> 00:39:34.200
  • now.
  • 00:39:34.200 --> 00:39:35.100
  • I pray that, Lord, your presence
  • 00:39:35.100 --> 00:39:37.010
  • would surround them.
  • 00:39:37.010 --> 00:39:37.250
  • I sense, Lord, so many have
  • 00:39:37.250 --> 00:39:39.250
  • responded to you in their heart,
  • 00:39:39.250 --> 00:39:42.130
  • just responding with that
  • 00:39:42.130 --> 00:39:44.020
  • repentant heart.
  • 00:39:44.020 --> 00:39:45.080
  • I'm asking that you confirm that
  • 00:39:45.080 --> 00:39:46.270
  • with your presence right there
  • 00:39:46.270 --> 00:39:48.060
  • in their living room, in their
  • 00:39:48.060 --> 00:39:49.070
  • office, in their kitchen, in
  • 00:39:49.070 --> 00:39:50.240
  • their bedroom, wherever they're
  • 00:39:50.240 --> 00:39:51.260
  • watching right now.
  • 00:39:51.260 --> 00:39:52.210
  • I thank you for your presence in
  • 00:39:52.210 --> 00:39:54.270
  • Jesus' name, amen.
  • 00:39:55.120 --> 00:39:58.120
  • TBN, thank you so much for
  • 00:39:58.120 --> 00:39:59.290
  • airing these messages this week.
  • 00:39:59.290 --> 00:40:01.180
  • It's been powerful right here in
  • 00:40:01.180 --> 00:40:02.290
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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  • Thousands of lives are being
  • 00:40:04.000 --> 00:40:05.040
  • impacted.
  • 00:40:05.040 --> 00:40:06.000
  • We know that you're being
  • 00:40:06.000 --> 00:40:06.240
  • impacted as well at home.
  • 00:40:06.240 --> 00:40:08.230
  • Once again, thank you.
  • 00:40:08.230 --> 00:40:10.040
  • And now, we're going to a
  • 00:40:10.040 --> 00:40:11.120
  • message that I'm preaching this
  • 00:40:11.120 --> 00:40:13.150
  • week here at Word Explosion.
  • 00:40:13.150 --> 00:40:15.010
  • God bless you.
  • 00:40:15.010 --> 00:40:16.130
  • I love this Scripture, Psalm
  • 00:40:16.130 --> 00:40:17.110
  • 138, verse 8 says, "God will
  • 00:40:17.110 --> 00:40:19.210
  • perfect that which concerns you.
  • 00:40:19.270 --> 00:40:22.270
  • He's going to work out his plans
  • 00:40:22.270 --> 00:40:24.250
  • for your life.
  • 00:40:24.250 --> 00:40:26.240
  • That means that closed doors are
  • 00:40:26.240 --> 00:40:28.250
  • not an accident.
  • 00:40:28.250 --> 00:40:30.120
  • So, when you have a closed door
  • 00:40:30.120 --> 00:40:31.230
  • in your life, something that you
  • 00:40:31.230 --> 00:40:33.030
  • were planning on, a prayer that
  • 00:40:33.030 --> 00:40:34.110
  • you prayed that gets unanswered,
  • 00:40:34.110 --> 00:40:36.080
  • that means God's got something
  • 00:40:36.080 --> 00:40:37.150
  • better, he's got someone better.
  • 00:40:37.150 --> 00:40:39.220
  • I remember when I was at ORU and
  • 00:40:39.220 --> 00:40:41.060
  • this girl that I really liked, I
  • 00:40:41.060 --> 00:40:42.170
  • thought she was going to be my
  • 00:40:42.170 --> 00:40:43.190
  • wife.
  • 00:40:43.190 --> 00:40:44.090
  • I literally prayed and I was
  • 00:40:44.090 --> 00:40:45.030
  • thinking, "That's going to be
  • 00:40:45.030 --> 00:40:46.020
  • the girl."
  • 00:40:46.020 --> 00:40:47.080
  • But I wasn't hearing from God, I
  • 00:40:47.080 --> 00:40:48.180
  • was hearing from some other
  • 00:40:48.180 --> 00:40:49.090
  • spirit.
  • 00:40:49.090 --> 00:40:51.030
  • I asked this girl out multiple
  • 00:40:51.030 --> 00:40:52.270
  • times, and the door just kept
  • 00:40:52.270 --> 00:40:54.220
  • getting slammed in my face.
  • 00:40:54.220 --> 00:40:56.060
  • And I thought, "Well, that means
  • 00:40:56.060 --> 00:40:57.180
  • I'm supposed to keep going even
  • 00:40:57.180 --> 00:40:58.250
  • harder and harder," you know?
  • 00:40:59.150 --> 00:41:02.170
  • And so, finally God said, "Paul,
  • 00:41:02.170 --> 00:41:04.180
  • this isn't the right girl for
  • 00:41:04.180 --> 00:41:05.240
  • you.
  • 00:41:05.240 --> 00:41:06.160
  • Like, you're pursuing a closed
  • 00:41:06.160 --> 00:41:08.020
  • door that I have someone way
  • 00:41:08.020 --> 00:41:09.220
  • better for you.
  • 00:41:09.220 --> 00:41:10.240
  • I have someone so much better
  • 00:41:10.240 --> 00:41:12.050
  • for you."
  • 00:41:12.050 --> 00:41:12.260
  • So, I walked away from the door.
  • 00:41:12.260 --> 00:41:14.160
  • I didn't know who it was.
  • 00:41:14.160 --> 00:41:15.120
  • See, sometimes we won't walk
  • 00:41:15.120 --> 00:41:16.190
  • away until we see another open
  • 00:41:16.190 --> 00:41:18.020
  • door.
  • 00:41:18.020 --> 00:41:18.220
  • But sometimes, God's saying, "I
  • 00:41:18.220 --> 00:41:19.190
  • want you to walk away even when
  • 00:41:19.190 --> 00:41:20.240
  • you don't see another open door.
  • 00:41:20.240 --> 00:41:22.050
  • Just trust me to leave that one
  • 00:41:22.050 --> 00:41:24.040
  • closed and move forward."
  • 00:41:24.040 --> 00:41:25.250
  • If you didn't get the job, if
  • 00:41:25.250 --> 00:41:27.080
  • you didn't get the guy or the
  • 00:41:27.080 --> 00:41:28.150
  • girl, just trust that God's
  • 00:41:28.150 --> 00:41:30.050
  • working for you behind the
  • 00:41:30.050 --> 00:41:31.070
  • scenes.
  • 00:41:31.070 --> 00:41:31.270
  • He's got something better for
  • 00:41:31.270 --> 00:41:32.230
  • you.
  • 00:41:32.230 --> 00:41:33.130
  • If you didn't get the promotion,
  • 00:41:33.130 --> 00:41:34.230
  • he's got something better for
  • 00:41:34.230 --> 00:41:36.050
  • you.
  • 00:41:36.050 --> 00:41:37.210
  • And so, I did, I moved on.
  • 00:41:37.210 --> 00:41:39.130
  • And a year later, that same
  • 00:41:39.130 --> 00:41:40.270
  • girl--I still didn't have Ashley
  • 00:41:40.270 --> 00:41:43.020
  • in my life yet, but she was
  • 00:41:43.020 --> 00:41:44.280
  • there.
  • 00:41:44.280 --> 00:41:45.180
  • She was in my life, God just
  • 00:41:45.180 --> 00:41:46.090
  • wasn't ready yet to reveal both
  • 00:41:46.090 --> 00:41:48.090
  • of us what was going to happen.
  • 00:41:48.090 --> 00:41:49.170
  • But that same girl, she came to
  • 00:41:49.170 --> 00:41:51.100
  • me and she said, "I'm ready to
  • 00:41:51.100 --> 00:41:52.090
  • date you now."
  • 00:41:52.090 --> 00:41:53.010
  • I said, "It's too late.
  • 00:41:53.010 --> 00:41:54.220
  • God already showed me you're a
  • 00:41:54.220 --> 00:41:55.290
  • closed door.
  • 00:41:55.290 --> 00:41:56.190
  • I'm not supposed to touch you."
  • 00:41:56.190 --> 00:41:57.250
  • Like, she asked me out on a
  • 00:41:57.250 --> 00:41:59.270
  • date.
  • 00:41:59.270 --> 00:42:00.190
  • I said, "Sorry, nope.
  • 00:42:00.190 --> 00:42:02.050
  • God's got someone better
  • 00:42:02.050 --> 00:42:04.040
  • for you too."
  • 00:42:04.040 --> 00:42:06.080
  • And she ended up with the right
  • 00:42:06.080 --> 00:42:07.080
  • person.
  • 00:42:07.080 --> 00:42:08.090
  • But I think about how sometimes
  • 00:42:08.090 --> 00:42:09.260
  • we think, "Man, if it's not
  • 00:42:09.260 --> 00:42:11.100
  • happening the way I want it to
  • 00:42:11.100 --> 00:42:12.140
  • happen, then God's not working
  • 00:42:12.140 --> 00:42:13.230
  • for me."
  • 00:42:13.230 --> 00:42:14.140
  • That is such a lie.
  • 00:42:14.140 --> 00:42:15.080
  • God is working for you even when
  • 00:42:15.080 --> 00:42:17.100
  • it doesn't go the way you want
  • 00:42:17.100 --> 00:42:18.190
  • it to go.
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  • Can I tell you this too?
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  • Romans chapter 8,
  • 00:42:22.050 --> 00:42:23.130
  • I love this Scripture.
  • 00:42:23.130 --> 00:42:24.250
  • Romans 8, verse 28 says, "God
  • 00:42:24.250 --> 00:42:27.230
  • causes everything to work
  • 00:42:27.230 --> 00:42:29.070
  • together for the good of those
  • 00:42:29.070 --> 00:42:31.230
  • who love God and are called
  • 00:42:31.230 --> 00:42:33.190
  • according to his purpose."
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  • Can you just this morning, let's
  • 00:42:35.150 --> 00:42:37.180
  • just release our faith in God.
  • 00:42:37.180 --> 00:42:39.040
  • Lord, you're working all things
  • 00:42:39.040 --> 00:42:40.200
  • together.
  • 00:42:40.200 --> 00:42:41.200
  • God, you're working all things
  • 00:42:41.200 --> 00:42:43.080
  • together for good.
  • 00:42:43.080 --> 00:42:44.200
  • If it didn't happen, it's
  • 00:42:44.200 --> 00:42:46.020
  • because you didn't want it to
  • 00:42:46.020 --> 00:42:47.070
  • happen.
  • 00:42:47.070 --> 00:42:48.050
  • It's because you got something
  • 00:42:48.050 --> 00:42:49.210
  • better.
  • 00:42:49.210 --> 00:42:50.250
  • You're working all things
  • 00:42:50.250 --> 00:42:52.020
  • together for good.
  • 00:42:52.020 --> 00:42:52.270
  • Then he goes on to say this,
  • 00:42:52.270 --> 00:42:54.080
  • verse 31.
  • 00:42:54.080 --> 00:42:55.250
  • He says, "What should we say
  • 00:42:55.250 --> 00:42:56.290
  • about such wonderful things as
  • 00:42:56.290 --> 00:42:58.130
  • these?
  • 00:42:58.130 --> 00:42:59.030
  • If God is for us, who can be
  • 00:42:59.030 --> 00:43:01.170
  • against us?"
  • 00:43:01.170 --> 00:43:02.110
  • God is for you.
  • 00:43:02.110 --> 00:43:04.090
  • He's working on your behalf.
  • 00:43:04.090 --> 00:43:06.180
  • See, when you trust in him, when
  • 00:43:06.180 --> 00:43:08.020
  • you allow him to work in you,
  • 00:43:08.020 --> 00:43:09.140
  • he's going to work for you.
  • 00:43:09.140 --> 00:43:11.100
  • But you can't get it mixed up.
  • 00:43:11.100 --> 00:43:12.200
  • You can't think he's going to
  • 00:43:12.200 --> 00:43:13.160
  • work for you when you're not
  • 00:43:13.160 --> 00:43:14.170
  • letting him work in you.
  • 00:43:14.170 --> 00:43:16.090
  • But if you'll him work in you,
  • 00:43:16.090 --> 00:43:17.250
  • and get your heart surrendered
  • 00:43:17.250 --> 00:43:19.060
  • to him, and say, "Lord, I want
  • 00:43:19.060 --> 00:43:21.080
  • your will, not my will.
  • 00:43:21.080 --> 00:43:22.250
  • Thy kingdom come.
  • 00:43:22.250 --> 00:43:23.280
  • Not my kingdom come, thy kingdom
  • 00:43:23.280 --> 00:43:26.090
  • come in my life."
  • 00:43:26.090 --> 00:43:27.250
  • When you allow his kingdom and
  • 00:43:27.250 --> 00:43:29.140
  • his will to be done in your
  • 00:43:29.140 --> 00:43:30.230
  • life, he goes to work for you.
  • 00:43:30.230 --> 00:43:33.140
  • He releases angels on your
  • 00:43:33.140 --> 00:43:35.070
  • behalf.
  • 00:43:35.070 --> 00:43:37.130
  • I want the band to come up as I
  • 00:43:37.130 --> 00:43:38.160
  • get ready to close.
  • 00:43:38.160 --> 00:43:40.090
  • Philippians 1, verse 6 says
  • 00:43:40.090 --> 00:43:42.010
  • this.
  • 00:43:42.010 --> 00:43:42.230
  • "He who started this work in you
  • 00:43:42.230 --> 00:43:44.130
  • will be faithful to complete
  • 00:43:44.130 --> 00:43:47.110
  • it."
  • 00:43:47.110 --> 00:43:48.030
  • He'll bring you to a flourishing
  • 00:43:48.030 --> 00:43:50.170
  • finish.
  • 00:43:50.170 --> 00:43:52.100
  • So, faith is about relaxing in
  • 00:43:52.100 --> 00:43:54.100
  • his truth.
  • 00:43:54.100 --> 00:43:55.260
  • Rather than thinking you've got
  • 00:43:55.260 --> 00:43:56.280
  • to immediately jump into the
  • 00:43:56.280 --> 00:43:58.220
  • work mode, just say, "God,
  • 00:43:58.220 --> 00:44:00.200
  • you've got this."
  • 00:44:00.200 --> 00:44:02.130
  • Faith, I think faith starts out
  • 00:44:02.130 --> 00:44:04.140
  • like this.
  • 00:44:04.140 --> 00:44:06.150
  • Before you step out of the boat
  • 00:44:06.150 --> 00:44:07.280
  • and walk on the water, faith
  • 00:44:07.280 --> 00:44:09.030
  • just starts off in a posture of
  • 00:44:09.040 --> 00:44:12.040
  • rest.
  • 00:44:12.040 --> 00:44:13.150
  • Lord, you've got this.
  • 00:44:13.150 --> 00:44:14.250
  • You've got this.
  • 00:44:17.040 --> 00:44:20.040
  • It's all you, God.
  • 00:44:20.040 --> 00:44:22.000
  • I trust in you.
  • 00:44:22.000 --> 00:44:23.260
  • I want to speak to a husband or
  • 00:44:23.260 --> 00:44:26.130
  • a wife this morning that your
  • 00:44:26.130 --> 00:44:28.140
  • marriage is on the rocks.
  • 00:44:28.140 --> 00:44:30.150
  • He's working behind the scenes
  • 00:44:30.150 --> 00:44:32.000
  • in your wife.
  • 00:44:32.000 --> 00:44:32.200
  • He's working behind the scenes
  • 00:44:32.200 --> 00:44:35.110
  • in your husband.
  • 00:44:35.110 --> 00:44:37.050
  • I've seen incredible miracles
  • 00:44:37.050 --> 00:44:38.250
  • happen in marriages where the
  • 00:44:38.250 --> 00:44:41.150
  • husband or the wife, instead of
  • 00:44:41.150 --> 00:44:43.210
  • trying to fix, or change, or try
  • 00:44:43.210 --> 00:44:45.290
  • and take control of everything,
  • 00:44:45.290 --> 00:44:47.210
  • just came to the altar and said,
  • 00:44:47.210 --> 00:44:49.070
  • "God, I can't do it, but you
  • 00:44:49.070 --> 00:44:51.280
  • can, so go to work on my behalf.
  • 00:44:52.020 --> 00:44:55.020
  • I'm surrendered to you."
  • 00:44:55.020 --> 00:44:56.190
  • And God has done crazy miracles
  • 00:44:56.190 --> 00:44:58.290
  • in marriages connected with our
  • 00:44:58.290 --> 00:45:01.000
  • church.
  • 00:45:01.000 --> 00:45:01.200
  • I've seen God do it in
  • 00:45:01.200 --> 00:45:02.120
  • businesses and finances.
  • 00:45:02.180 --> 00:45:05.180
  • For whatever age or season
  • 00:45:05.180 --> 00:45:07.000
  • you're in, God wants to help
  • 00:45:07.000 --> 00:45:08.150
  • you.
  • 00:45:08.150 --> 00:45:09.160
  • But you've got to stay
  • 00:45:09.160 --> 00:45:10.090
  • surrendered to him.
  • 00:45:10.090 --> 00:45:11.140
  • You've got to believe that he's
  • 00:45:11.140 --> 00:45:13.060
  • going to help you.
  • 00:45:13.060 --> 00:45:14.050
  • You've got to believe that he's
  • 00:45:14.050 --> 00:45:15.130
  • got the provision that you need.
  • 00:45:15.130 --> 00:45:17.290
  • You've got to trust him, worship
  • 00:45:17.290 --> 00:45:19.130
  • him, pray, surrender to him.
  • 00:45:19.130 --> 00:45:22.050
  • I love what Dr. Billy Wilson
  • 00:45:22.050 --> 00:45:23.120
  • said in the last service.
  • 00:45:23.120 --> 00:45:24.070
  • He said, "God won't let you die
  • 00:45:24.070 --> 00:45:25.210
  • until he finishes what he's
  • 00:45:25.210 --> 00:45:27.170
  • called you to do."
  • 00:45:27.170 --> 00:45:29.050
  • God won't let you die until you
  • 00:45:29.050 --> 00:45:30.240
  • finish what he's called you to
  • 00:45:30.240 --> 00:45:32.030
  • do.
  • 00:45:32.030 --> 00:45:32.230
  • So, your time is in his hands.
  • 00:45:32.230 --> 00:45:34.060
  • You can rest.
  • 00:45:34.060 --> 00:45:35.010
  • Like, if you're still breathing,
  • 00:45:35.010 --> 00:45:36.260
  • God's not done.
  • 00:45:36.260 --> 00:45:38.200
  • And your best days are not
  • 00:45:38.200 --> 00:45:39.230
  • behind you, they're in front of
  • 00:45:39.230 --> 00:45:41.080
  • you, right?
  • 00:45:41.080 --> 00:45:42.190
  • You guys have heard me share my
  • 00:45:42.190 --> 00:45:43.210
  • testimony of driving up to our
  • 00:45:43.210 --> 00:45:45.140
  • church during a season where I
  • 00:45:45.140 --> 00:45:47.090
  • was discouraged, I was
  • 00:45:47.090 --> 00:45:48.170
  • overwhelmed, I was afraid.
  • 00:45:48.170 --> 00:45:50.080
  • I felt like I didn't have what
  • 00:45:50.080 --> 00:45:52.220
  • it took.
  • 00:45:52.220 --> 00:45:53.120
  • I felt like my best days were
  • 00:45:53.120 --> 00:45:54.290
  • behind me.
  • 00:45:54.290 --> 00:45:55.190
  • I was missing my dad because he
  • 00:45:55.190 --> 00:45:57.190
  • had passed away.
  • 00:45:57.190 --> 00:45:58.170
  • And I felt like, you know, "God,
  • 00:45:58.170 --> 00:46:00.110
  • I just don't know what our
  • 00:46:00.110 --> 00:46:01.110
  • future holds."
  • 00:46:01.110 --> 00:46:02.170
  • But God changed the confession
  • 00:46:02.170 --> 00:46:04.070
  • that was coming out of my mouth
  • 00:46:04.070 --> 00:46:05.080
  • because I was speaking words of
  • 00:46:05.080 --> 00:46:06.250
  • doubt, and fear, and
  • 00:46:06.250 --> 00:46:08.100
  • discouragement.
  • 00:46:08.100 --> 00:46:09.000
  • God said, "Change the
  • 00:46:09.000 --> 00:46:10.060
  • narrative."
  • 00:46:10.060 --> 00:46:10.260
  • And he gave me some words to
  • 00:46:10.260 --> 00:46:11.290
  • speak, and now we say them every
  • 00:46:11.290 --> 00:46:13.090
  • week.
  • 00:46:13.090 --> 00:46:13.290
  • I'm here on purpose because I
  • 00:46:13.290 --> 00:46:15.160
  • have a purpose.
  • 00:46:15.160 --> 00:46:16.280
  • My heart is open.
  • 00:46:16.280 --> 00:46:17.250
  • My mind is ready to receive
  • 00:46:17.250 --> 00:46:19.070
  • because God is not finished with
  • 00:46:19.070 --> 00:46:21.140
  • me.
  • 00:46:21.140 --> 00:46:22.040
  • My best days and the best days
  • 00:46:22.040 --> 00:46:23.140
  • for this church are still in
  • 00:46:23.140 --> 00:46:24.120
  • front of us, and I have victory
  • 00:46:24.170 --> 00:46:27.170
  • in my life because Jesus lives
  • 00:46:27.170 --> 00:46:30.030
  • in me.
  • 00:46:30.030 --> 00:46:31.000
  • See, some of us, we just let
  • 00:46:31.000 --> 00:46:32.170
  • discouragement and a spirit of
  • 00:46:32.170 --> 00:46:34.140
  • finality come on us.
  • 00:46:34.140 --> 00:46:36.150
  • We think it's over, this is
  • 00:46:36.150 --> 00:46:37.230
  • God's working for you.
  • 00:46:42.040 --> 00:46:44.170
  • My first week stepping in as
  • 00:46:44.170 --> 00:46:47.130
  • pastor, me and Ashley, I got a
  • 00:46:47.140 --> 00:46:50.140
  • phone call from a wealthy person
  • 00:46:52.060 --> 00:46:55.060
  • that just had helped over the
  • 00:46:55.060 --> 00:46:57.070
  • years at our church and helped
  • 00:46:57.070 --> 00:46:59.140
  • in different ways.
  • 00:46:59.140 --> 00:47:01.230
  • And when I went in to meet them
  • 00:47:01.230 --> 00:47:03.190
  • at their office, they said,
  • 00:47:03.190 --> 00:47:04.290
  • "Okay, I want to help Victory, I
  • 00:47:04.290 --> 00:47:07.020
  • want to keep helping Victory.
  • 00:47:07.020 --> 00:47:09.080
  • But here's a list of things I
  • 00:47:09.080 --> 00:47:10.220
  • need to see happen."
  • 00:47:10.220 --> 00:47:12.280
  • And immediately, my heart sank
  • 00:47:12.280 --> 00:47:14.260
  • because it was almost as if he
  • 00:47:14.260 --> 00:47:17.260
  • was saying--and this was the
  • 00:47:17.260 --> 00:47:19.120
  • words that were spoken, "If you
  • 00:47:19.120 --> 00:47:20.250
  • don't do those things, I'm not
  • 00:47:20.250 --> 00:47:22.050
  • going to stay here, and I'm not
  • 00:47:22.050 --> 00:47:23.190
  • going to give anymore."
  • 00:47:23.190 --> 00:47:25.040
  • And God just checked my heart
  • 00:47:25.040 --> 00:47:26.120
  • and said, "Paul, is your trust
  • 00:47:26.120 --> 00:47:27.270
  • in man's money, or is your trust
  • 00:47:27.270 --> 00:47:30.150
  • in my money?"
  • 00:47:30.150 --> 00:47:31.250
  • Is your trust in what man can
  • 00:47:31.250 --> 00:47:33.040
  • do?
  • 00:47:33.040 --> 00:47:33.280
  • Are you going to live the rest
  • 00:47:33.280 --> 00:47:35.000
  • of your life surrendered to
  • 00:47:35.000 --> 00:47:37.140
  • people because they're the ones
  • 00:47:37.140 --> 00:47:39.090
  • who fund the ministry?
  • 00:47:39.090 --> 00:47:40.200
  • No, God's the one who funds the
  • 00:47:40.200 --> 00:47:42.080
  • ministry.
  • 00:47:42.080 --> 00:47:43.210
  • And I'm sitting there, and
  • 00:47:43.210 --> 00:47:44.180
  • literally an hour had passed,
  • 00:47:44.180 --> 00:47:46.140
  • and I hadn't said a word.
  • 00:47:46.140 --> 00:47:47.170
  • I'm just listening to the
  • 00:47:47.170 --> 00:47:48.160
  • reasoning behind all the things
  • 00:47:48.160 --> 00:47:49.270
  • he wanted.
  • 00:47:49.270 --> 00:47:51.020
  • And they weren't wicked things.
  • 00:47:51.020 --> 00:47:52.060
  • They weren't like immoral
  • 00:47:52.060 --> 00:47:53.010
  • things, bad things, but they
  • 00:47:53.010 --> 00:47:54.020
  • weren't God's will.
  • 00:47:54.020 --> 00:47:55.220
  • They were things that just were
  • 00:47:55.220 --> 00:47:56.230
  • not God's will.
  • 00:47:56.230 --> 00:47:58.180
  • And I knew that beyond a shadow
  • 00:47:58.180 --> 00:47:59.260
  • of a doubt.
  • 00:47:59.260 --> 00:48:00.170
  • God said, "No, no, no."
  • 00:48:01.130 --> 00:48:04.130
  • Well, this person was older than
  • 00:48:04.130 --> 00:48:05.210
  • me, wiser than me, stronger than
  • 00:48:05.210 --> 00:48:08.190
  • me.
  • 00:48:08.190 --> 00:48:09.110
  • And I'm going, "God, I'm--we
  • 00:48:10.140 --> 00:48:13.140
  • need your help."
  • 00:48:13.140 --> 00:48:14.270
  • Because every week I would, you
  • 00:48:14.270 --> 00:48:16.030
  • know, see, "We need help
  • 00:48:16.030 --> 00:48:18.080
  • financially, Lord.
  • 00:48:18.080 --> 00:48:19.120
  • I don't want to lose another
  • 00:48:19.120 --> 00:48:20.200
  • person.
  • 00:48:20.200 --> 00:48:21.180
  • I don't want to lose--" And God
  • 00:48:21.180 --> 00:48:23.080
  • said, "Paul, you can lose
  • 00:48:23.080 --> 00:48:24.050
  • everyone, but if you have me,
  • 00:48:24.050 --> 00:48:26.090
  • that's all you need.
  • 00:48:26.090 --> 00:48:27.220
  • If you have me, that's all you
  • 00:48:27.220 --> 00:48:29.290
  • need."
  • 00:48:29.290 --> 00:48:32.270
  • I think sometimes we're so
  • 00:48:32.270 --> 00:48:34.000
  • afraid to lose people.
  • 00:48:34.000 --> 00:48:36.060
  • And one of the things that God's
  • 00:48:36.060 --> 00:48:37.040
  • taught me in the last few years,
  • 00:48:37.040 --> 00:48:38.250
  • don't be afraid to lose anyone.
  • 00:48:38.270 --> 00:48:41.270
  • Because it's better to serve God
  • 00:48:41.270 --> 00:48:44.060
  • and lose people, than to serve
  • 00:48:44.060 --> 00:48:46.030
  • people and lose God.
  • 00:48:48.090 --> 00:48:51.090
  • I don't care how wealthy you
  • 00:48:51.090 --> 00:48:52.080
  • are, or how powerful you are, or
  • 00:48:52.150 --> 00:48:55.150
  • how famous you are, I am not
  • 00:48:55.150 --> 00:48:57.080
  • living to please man, I am
  • 00:48:57.080 --> 00:48:59.120
  • And it's exciting now, but in
  • 00:49:07.010 --> 00:49:08.070
  • that moment, it was really
  • 00:49:08.070 --> 00:49:09.020
  • scary, and there was no one
  • 00:49:09.020 --> 00:49:10.030
  • clapping.
  • 00:49:10.030 --> 00:49:10.230
  • And I kept thinking they were
  • 00:49:10.230 --> 00:49:12.000
  • going to come out with cameras
  • 00:49:12.000 --> 00:49:13.040
  • like, "You passed the test," you
  • 00:49:13.040 --> 00:49:14.250
  • know?
  • 00:49:14.250 --> 00:49:15.190
  • No cameras.
  • 00:49:15.190 --> 00:49:16.160
  • When I got ready to answer him,
  • 00:49:16.290 --> 00:49:19.290
  • I thought about a preacher who
  • 00:49:19.290 --> 00:49:21.250
  • told me a story one time about a
  • 00:49:21.250 --> 00:49:23.280
  • board member who was trying to
  • 00:49:23.280 --> 00:49:25.050
  • bribe him to do things for the
  • 00:49:25.050 --> 00:49:28.050
  • ministry.
  • 00:49:28.050 --> 00:49:28.250
  • And the board member said, "If
  • 00:49:28.250 --> 00:49:30.100
  • you do these things, we're going
  • 00:49:30.100 --> 00:49:32.010
  • to do this for you and for the
  • 00:49:32.010 --> 00:49:33.180
  • ministry."
  • 00:49:33.180 --> 00:49:34.080
  • And the board member was very
  • 00:49:34.080 --> 00:49:35.240
  • wealthy, very strong.
  • 00:49:35.240 --> 00:49:36.270
  • And this preacher was telling
  • 00:49:36.270 --> 00:49:38.080
  • this story.
  • 00:49:38.080 --> 00:49:39.140
  • And the preacher also said that
  • 00:49:39.140 --> 00:49:41.020
  • he remembered when Peter in the
  • 00:49:41.020 --> 00:49:42.190
  • Bible had been approached by a
  • 00:49:42.190 --> 00:49:44.010
  • man, Simon, that was trying to
  • 00:49:44.010 --> 00:49:46.200
  • pay to get the miracles and the
  • 00:49:46.200 --> 00:49:48.140
  • ministry of God.
  • 00:49:48.140 --> 00:49:49.140
  • And Peter turned to that man and
  • 00:49:49.140 --> 00:49:51.060
  • said, "To hell with you, and to
  • 00:49:51.060 --> 00:49:52.150
  • hell with your money."
  • 00:49:52.150 --> 00:49:53.100
  • And I thought, "Whoa, that's
  • 00:49:53.100 --> 00:49:54.190
  • bold."
  • 00:49:54.190 --> 00:49:56.110
  • Y'all are like, "Did Paul just
  • 00:49:56.110 --> 00:49:57.110
  • cuss?"
  • 00:49:57.110 --> 00:49:58.010
  • No, I didn't cuss, I was quoting
  • 00:49:58.010 --> 00:49:59.110
  • the Bible.
  • 00:49:59.110 --> 00:50:00.120
  • But I looked at the person, I
  • 00:50:00.120 --> 00:50:01.180
  • said, "Sir, man, I wish--I wish
  • 00:50:08.000 --> 00:50:11.000
  • things were different.
  • 00:50:11.000 --> 00:50:12.110
  • I can't do what you're asking me
  • 00:50:12.110 --> 00:50:14.010
  • to do.
  • 00:50:14.010 --> 00:50:14.260
  • And if that means that you've
  • 00:50:14.260 --> 00:50:16.170
  • got to leave the church,
  • 00:50:16.170 --> 00:50:17.170
  • I understand.
  • 00:50:17.170 --> 00:50:18.230
  • I'm going to miss you because I
  • 00:50:18.230 --> 00:50:19.290
  • love you.
  • 00:50:19.290 --> 00:50:21.020
  • We love you, but I can't do it.
  • 00:50:21.120 --> 00:50:24.120
  • I can't do that."
  • 00:50:24.250 --> 00:50:27.250
  • And so, they left.
  • 00:50:27.250 --> 00:50:29.290
  • And it was hard.
  • 00:50:29.290 --> 00:50:32.290
  • The pressure's not on the
  • 00:50:32.290 --> 00:50:33.240
  • people, the pressure's on God.
  • 00:50:33.240 --> 00:50:35.290
  • God, you got this.
  • 00:50:35.290 --> 00:50:38.220
  • And a year went by, and I was
  • 00:50:41.120 --> 00:50:44.120
  • saying, "Lord, you know, if we
  • 00:50:44.120 --> 00:50:46.090
  • have to do things, if we have to
  • 00:50:46.090 --> 00:50:47.180
  • make changes, I'll do whatever
  • 00:50:47.180 --> 00:50:48.260
  • you want me to do."
  • 00:50:49.030 --> 00:50:52.030
  • And sometimes, when you're
  • 00:50:52.030 --> 00:50:54.010
  • stressed and you're worrying
  • 00:50:54.010 --> 00:50:55.290
  • because situations hit you so
  • 00:50:55.290 --> 00:50:57.170
  • hard, you forget how blessed you
  • 00:50:57.170 --> 00:51:00.030
  • still are.
  • 00:51:00.030 --> 00:51:01.170
  • You lose the spirit of
  • 00:51:01.170 --> 00:51:02.140
  • gratitude, and you get all
  • 00:51:02.140 --> 00:51:03.290
  • worried and upset.
  • 00:51:03.290 --> 00:51:05.030
  • And God said, "Paul, you need to
  • 00:51:05.030 --> 00:51:06.140
  • be thankful because the church
  • 00:51:06.140 --> 00:51:08.200
  • is still debt-free."
  • 00:51:08.200 --> 00:51:10.030
  • And I was going, "Thank you,
  • 00:51:10.030 --> 00:51:10.280
  • Jesus, you're right."
  • 00:51:10.280 --> 00:51:12.100
  • See, the devil wants to blind
  • 00:51:12.100 --> 00:51:13.290
  • you of the blessings that you
  • 00:51:13.290 --> 00:51:15.170
  • have to get you worried and
  • 00:51:15.170 --> 00:51:17.190
  • thinking, "I don't have what I
  • 00:51:17.190 --> 00:51:19.080
  • want to have."
  • 00:51:19.080 --> 00:51:20.200
  • But you have so much more than
  • 00:51:20.200 --> 00:51:22.050
  • you used to have, and you're in
  • 00:51:22.050 --> 00:51:24.050
  • a way better place than you
  • 00:51:24.050 --> 00:51:25.080
  • realize.
  • 00:51:25.080 --> 00:51:25.260
  • And you're making way more
  • 00:51:25.260 --> 00:51:26.190
  • progress than you think you are.
  • 00:51:26.190 --> 00:51:28.260
  • And I started thinking about
  • 00:51:28.260 --> 00:51:29.170
  • Gideon, how God really dwindled
  • 00:51:29.170 --> 00:51:31.210
  • Gideon down to 300 before Gideon
  • 00:51:31.220 --> 00:51:34.220
  • would win the war, so that way
  • 00:51:34.220 --> 00:51:36.160
  • Gideon would know it was all
  • 00:51:36.160 --> 00:51:38.090
  • God.
  • 00:51:38.090 --> 00:51:38.290
  • It wasn't man, it was God.
  • 00:51:38.290 --> 00:51:41.070
  • So, a year went by, and so now
  • 00:51:41.070 --> 00:51:43.250
  • we're in 2015.
  • 00:51:43.250 --> 00:51:45.050
  • And that fall, I was speaking in
  • 00:51:45.050 --> 00:51:47.080
  • one of our VBC classes, and I
  • 00:51:47.080 --> 00:51:48.270
  • was talking about not trusting
  • 00:51:48.270 --> 00:51:50.100
  • in man, but trusting in God for
  • 00:51:50.100 --> 00:51:51.270
  • your finances, trusting in God.
  • 00:51:51.270 --> 00:51:53.150
  • If God's called you to Victory
  • 00:51:53.150 --> 00:51:55.080
  • Bible College, he's going to
  • 00:51:55.080 --> 00:51:56.070
  • help you.
  • 00:51:56.070 --> 00:51:56.270
  • He's going to fund the way for
  • 00:51:56.270 --> 00:51:58.270
  • you, but you've got to trust in
  • 00:51:58.270 --> 00:52:00.140
  • him.
  • 00:52:00.140 --> 00:52:01.040
  • You've got to do your part, but
  • 00:52:01.040 --> 00:52:01.260
  • you've got to trust in him.
  • 00:52:01.260 --> 00:52:03.160
  • And I was talking a little bit
  • 00:52:03.160 --> 00:52:04.180
  • about some of the things that
  • 00:52:04.180 --> 00:52:06.190
  • we've walked through, and
  • 00:52:06.190 --> 00:52:07.290
  • sharing some of my parent's, my
  • 00:52:07.290 --> 00:52:09.080
  • mom and dad's stories of just
  • 00:52:09.080 --> 00:52:11.040
  • faith in God, that he's working
  • 00:52:11.040 --> 00:52:12.200
  • behind the scenes, and them
  • 00:52:12.200 --> 00:52:14.090
  • releasing seed.
  • 00:52:14.090 --> 00:52:15.260
  • Because I do believe that your
  • 00:52:15.260 --> 00:52:17.030
  • seed paves the way for your
  • 00:52:17.030 --> 00:52:18.130
  • harvest.
  • 00:52:18.130 --> 00:52:19.160
  • And so, when you're going
  • 00:52:19.160 --> 00:52:20.130
  • through tight times, don't quit
  • 00:52:20.130 --> 00:52:21.260
  • your seed.
  • 00:52:21.260 --> 00:52:22.160
  • Don't quit your seed because
  • 00:52:22.160 --> 00:52:23.250
  • that's setting you up for your
  • 00:52:23.250 --> 00:52:24.260
  • harvest.
  • 00:52:24.260 --> 00:52:25.160
  • The devil will try to stop you
  • 00:52:25.160 --> 00:52:27.160
  • from being generous thinking
  • 00:52:27.160 --> 00:52:28.210
  • that the more you hold it all
  • 00:52:28.210 --> 00:52:30.090
  • in, that you're going to somehow
  • 00:52:30.090 --> 00:52:31.200
  • get out.
  • 00:52:31.200 --> 00:52:32.100
  • But I'm telling you, when you
  • 00:52:32.100 --> 00:52:33.100
  • seed your way into your victory,
  • 00:52:33.100 --> 00:52:35.250
  • it's a way better testimony than
  • 00:52:35.250 --> 00:52:37.290
  • trying to hold it all in and
  • 00:52:37.290 --> 00:52:39.090
  • hope that you get enough.
  • 00:52:39.090 --> 00:52:40.260
  • So anyways, we're sowing, we're
  • 00:52:40.260 --> 00:52:42.110
  • seeding, you know, we're doing
  • 00:52:42.110 --> 00:52:43.240
  • what we need to do.
  • 00:52:43.240 --> 00:52:44.160
  • And this person says, "Hey, I
  • 00:52:44.160 --> 00:52:47.100
  • started coming to Victory right
  • 00:52:47.100 --> 00:52:48.190
  • around the time that you stepped
  • 00:52:48.190 --> 00:52:49.290
  • in.
  • 00:52:49.290 --> 00:52:51.000
  • I wasn't here when your dad was
  • 00:52:51.000 --> 00:52:52.110
  • preaching, so I don't know what
  • 00:52:52.110 --> 00:52:53.090
  • he was like, but I just want you
  • 00:52:53.090 --> 00:52:54.200
  • to know you're doing a good job.
  • 00:52:54.200 --> 00:52:56.110
  • And I just want you to know
  • 00:52:56.110 --> 00:52:57.100
  • that, man, I see--I don't know
  • 00:52:57.100 --> 00:52:59.200
  • what your dad was like, but I
  • 00:52:59.200 --> 00:53:00.220
  • see just his spirit, and your
  • 00:53:00.220 --> 00:53:02.230
  • mom's spirit flowing through you
  • 00:53:02.230 --> 00:53:04.110
  • as you're preaching, and
  • 00:53:04.110 --> 00:53:05.110
  • ministering, and teaching in the
  • 00:53:05.110 --> 00:53:06.210
  • Bible school classes.
  • 00:53:06.210 --> 00:53:07.280
  • And come January 2016, we want
  • 00:53:07.280 --> 00:53:09.280
  • to help the church out.
  • 00:53:09.280 --> 00:53:11.070
  • We got some stuff going on in
  • 00:53:11.070 --> 00:53:13.080
  • our business, and we just want
  • 00:53:13.080 --> 00:53:14.080
  • to help you out."
  • 00:53:14.080 --> 00:53:14.280
  • So, I didn't think a whole lot
  • 00:53:14.280 --> 00:53:16.130
  • about it.
  • 00:53:16.130 --> 00:53:17.030
  • I was like, "Okay, well, we'll
  • 00:53:17.030 --> 00:53:18.170
  • take any help we can get, praise
  • 00:53:18.170 --> 00:53:20.070
  • God."
  • 00:53:20.070 --> 00:53:20.270
  • And January rolled around, and
  • 00:53:20.270 --> 00:53:23.200
  • that week we got a phone call
  • 00:53:23.200 --> 00:53:25.260
  • from this person.
  • 00:53:25.260 --> 00:53:26.190
  • He said, "Hey, the check's ready
  • 00:53:26.190 --> 00:53:27.290
  • for the church."
  • 00:53:27.290 --> 00:53:28.200
  • And it was the largest one-time
  • 00:53:33.200 --> 00:53:36.200
  • check that's ever been written
  • 00:53:36.200 --> 00:53:37.220
  • in the history of our church,
  • 00:53:37.220 --> 00:53:38.290
  • And I was--me and Ashley, we
  • 00:53:49.120 --> 00:53:52.120
  • called my mom, and she was
  • 00:53:52.120 --> 00:53:54.140
  • crying because she said, "Paul,
  • 00:53:54.140 --> 00:53:55.180
  • that's a harvest on seeds that
  • 00:53:55.180 --> 00:53:57.240
  • your dad and I have been sowing.
  • 00:53:57.240 --> 00:53:59.140
  • Your dad never saw a harvest
  • 00:54:00.060 --> 00:54:03.060
  • that big from one person that
  • 00:54:03.060 --> 00:54:05.030
  • just sowed into the church."
  • 00:54:05.030 --> 00:54:06.210
  • And it hit us at a perfect time
  • 00:54:06.210 --> 00:54:08.020
  • as a church because we had a lot
  • 00:54:08.020 --> 00:54:09.040
  • of things we had to pay for, a
  • 00:54:09.040 --> 00:54:10.240
  • lot of bills.
  • 00:54:10.240 --> 00:54:11.170
  • And God had given us this vision
  • 00:54:11.170 --> 00:54:13.020
  • for TV and for other things.
  • 00:54:13.020 --> 00:54:15.060
  • And you know what God reminded
  • 00:54:15.060 --> 00:54:17.080
  • me?
  • 00:54:17.080 --> 00:54:17.280
  • He said, "Paul, I'm faithful.
  • 00:54:17.280 --> 00:54:19.110
  • I'm working behinds the scenes.
  • 00:54:19.110 --> 00:54:21.130
  • Even when you feel like you're
  • 00:54:21.130 --> 00:54:22.120
  • losing, even when you feel like
  • 00:54:22.120 --> 00:54:24.160
  • it's not going to work out, I'm
  • 00:54:24.160 --> 00:54:26.110
  • working for you and in you.
  • 00:54:26.110 --> 00:54:29.090
  • And I'm not finished with you
  • 00:54:29.090 --> 00:54:31.050
  • yet."
  • 00:54:31.050 --> 00:54:32.260
  • Not only that, but Ash and I had
  • 00:54:32.260 --> 00:54:34.160
  • been praying for a way that we
  • 00:54:34.160 --> 00:54:35.260
  • could bless our staff because
  • 00:54:35.260 --> 00:54:37.220
  • they had been working so hard.
  • 00:54:37.220 --> 00:54:39.040
  • And that same person said, "Hey,
  • 00:54:39.040 --> 00:54:40.040
  • I want to take your whole staff
  • 00:54:40.040 --> 00:54:42.000
  • out to eat, and pay for their
  • 00:54:42.000 --> 00:54:43.190
  • meals at the restaurant of your
  • 00:54:43.190 --> 00:54:45.200
  • choice."
  • 00:54:45.200 --> 00:54:46.260
  • And it was one of the coolest
  • 00:54:46.260 --> 00:54:47.240
  • things for our staff to
  • 00:54:47.240 --> 00:54:48.280
  • experience that kind of a
  • 00:54:48.280 --> 00:54:50.090
  • blessing.
  • 00:54:50.090 --> 00:54:51.080
  • And I share that story with you
  • 00:54:51.080 --> 00:54:53.080
  • because some of you right now
  • 00:54:53.080 --> 00:54:54.190
  • feel like God has stopped
  • 00:54:54.190 --> 00:54:56.020
  • working for you behind the
  • 00:54:56.020 --> 00:54:57.250
  • scenes.
  • 00:54:57.250 --> 00:54:58.230
  • And I've been there when my
  • 00:54:58.230 --> 00:55:00.280
  • father passed away.
  • 00:55:00.280 --> 00:55:02.260
  • Sometimes, we get discouraged,
  • 00:55:02.260 --> 00:55:04.100
  • and we think, "Well, my prayers
  • 00:55:04.100 --> 00:55:05.060
  • didn't get answered.
  • 00:55:05.060 --> 00:55:06.240
  • Where are you, God?
  • 00:55:06.240 --> 00:55:08.090
  • Where were you?"
  • 00:55:08.090 --> 00:55:09.260
  • He's right there with you.
  • 00:55:09.260 --> 00:55:12.050
  • He's right there with you.
  • 00:55:12.050 --> 00:55:13.230
  • And you don't know the reason
  • 00:55:13.230 --> 00:55:15.000
  • behind all the things.
  • 00:55:15.000 --> 00:55:15.250
  • The secret things belong to the
  • 00:55:15.250 --> 00:55:17.040
  • Lord.
  • 00:55:17.040 --> 00:55:18.230
  • And I've realized to just leave
  • 00:55:18.230 --> 00:55:19.220
  • it there rather than to try and
  • 00:55:19.220 --> 00:55:20.270
  • figure out all the secrets.
  • 00:55:20.270 --> 00:55:22.000
  • Just leave it with the Lord.
  • 00:55:22.000 --> 00:55:24.030
  • Why things don't happen the way
  • 00:55:24.030 --> 00:55:25.060
  • we want them to happen, or when
  • 00:55:25.060 --> 00:55:26.150
  • they happen, or how they should
  • 00:55:26.150 --> 00:55:28.000
  • happen, just let God be God.
  • 00:55:28.000 --> 00:55:30.110
  • You're not God.
  • 00:55:30.110 --> 00:55:31.010
  • But God's not only with you on
  • 00:55:31.010 --> 00:55:33.150
  • the boat in the storm, he's
  • 00:55:33.150 --> 00:55:35.070
  • going to work in you, he's going
  • 00:55:35.070 --> 00:55:36.280
  • to work for you.
  • 00:55:36.280 --> 00:55:38.140
  • And the last point is this,
  • 00:55:38.140 --> 00:55:39.130
  • number four, he's working
  • 00:55:39.130 --> 00:55:40.230
  • - Paul: I believe God wants to
  • 00:55:42.290 --> 00:55:44.080
  • do something fresh in your life
  • 00:55:44.080 --> 00:55:46.090
  • right now.
  • 00:55:46.090 --> 00:55:47.120
  • I pray this message encouraged
  • 00:55:47.120 --> 00:55:49.050
  • you.
  • 00:55:49.050 --> 00:55:49.250
  • You know, for me, I had to
  • 00:55:49.250 --> 00:55:51.050
  • remind myself, "God, you're
  • 00:55:51.050 --> 00:55:52.140
  • working in me.
  • 00:55:52.140 --> 00:55:53.120
  • You're working for me.
  • 00:55:53.120 --> 00:55:55.160
  • You're working through me."
  • 00:55:55.160 --> 00:55:57.070
  • God loves you, he's not against
  • 00:55:57.070 --> 00:55:59.100
  • you, and he's going to cause all
  • 00:55:59.100 --> 00:56:00.270
  • things to work together for your
  • 00:56:00.270 --> 00:56:03.030
  • good,
  • 00:56:03.030 --> 00:56:03.210
  • The Word is working.
  • 00:56:03.210 --> 00:56:05.160
  • Would you pray this prayer with
  • 00:56:05.160 --> 00:56:06.220
  • me?
  • 00:56:06.220 --> 00:56:07.120
  • And I believe as we pray this
  • 00:56:07.120 --> 00:56:08.180
  • prayer, God's going to do
  • 00:56:08.180 --> 00:56:09.210
  • something in your heart.
  • 00:56:09.210 --> 00:56:10.230
  • He's going to change things in
  • 00:56:10.230 --> 00:56:11.280
  • the supernatural that you can't
  • 00:56:11.280 --> 00:56:13.200
  • control, but that he can
  • 00:56:13.200 --> 00:56:15.130
  • control.
  • 00:56:15.130 --> 00:56:16.070
  • Let's pray this right now.
  • 00:56:16.070 --> 00:56:17.080
  • Say, "Jesus, I surrender to you.
  • 00:56:17.150 --> 00:56:20.150
  • I'm all yours.
  • 00:56:20.150 --> 00:56:22.080
  • I repent of doing things my way,
  • 00:56:22.190 --> 00:56:25.190
  • and I receive your forgiveness
  • 00:56:25.190 --> 00:56:27.200
  • and your grace.
  • 00:56:27.200 --> 00:56:29.180
  • In Jesus' name, amen."
  • 00:56:29.180 --> 00:56:32.040
  • Hey, I believe as you were
  • 00:56:32.040 --> 00:56:33.100
  • praying, God was working.
  • 00:56:33.100 --> 00:56:35.110
  • Rest, God is working behind the
  • 00:56:35.110 --> 00:56:38.100
  • scenes.
  • 00:56:38.100 --> 00:56:39.070
  • Just trust him, he's got you.
  • 00:56:39.070 --> 00:56:41.020
  • He's not going to let you fail.
  • 00:56:41.020 --> 00:56:42.180
  • You're going to make it.
  • 00:56:42.180 --> 00:56:43.270
  • Your best days are still in
  • 00:56:43.270 --> 00:56:45.250
  • front of you.
  • 00:56:45.250 --> 00:56:46.200
  • It's been an honor getting to
  • 00:56:46.200 --> 00:56:47.190
  • speak to you this evening.
  • 00:56:47.190 --> 00:56:49.080
  • Thank you so much, TBN.
  • 00:56:49.080 --> 00:56:50.200
  • Thank you, Matt and Laurie
  • 00:56:50.200 --> 00:56:51.150
  • Crouch.
  • 00:56:51.150 --> 00:56:52.090
  • My name's Paul Daugherty, serve
  • 00:56:52.090 --> 00:56:53.210
  • as pastor right here in Victory
  • 00:56:53.210 --> 00:56:55.020
  • in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • 00:56:55.020 --> 00:56:56.110
  • And we love TBN.
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  • We love all of you that are
  • 00:56:57.270 --> 00:56:59.060
  • watching.
  • 00:56:59.060 --> 00:56:59.260
  • We're praying for you, and we're
  • 00:56:59.260 --> 00:57:01.080
  • believing that you're going to
  • 00:57:01.080 --> 00:57:02.010
  • have great breakthroughs and
  • 00:57:02.010 --> 00:57:03.170
  • miracles in your life.
  • 00:57:03.170 --> 00:57:05.100
  • Don't change the channel, God
  • 00:57:05.100 --> 00:57:06.290
  • has something for you right here
  • 00:57:06.290 --> 00:57:08.090
  • on TBN.
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  • God bless you,
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