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Cutting Corners Part 1

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January 20, 2021
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Discover how to drive out fear and live in freedom through the life of King David.

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  • - ANNOUNCER: If you're looking
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  • but this is more than
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  • just a TV episode,
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  • it's an opportunity
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  • to connect with a growing
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  • community of believers,
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  • all over the world.
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  • in the community
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  • of people tuning in,
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  • just like yourself.
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  • Join us online this weekend
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  • - I want to look
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  • - I want to lookat something today
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  • at something todayconcerning David;
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  • concerning David;and the way
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  • and the wayI want to set it up --
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  • I want to set it up --I just want to look
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  • I just want to lookat one verse from Psalm 57:2,
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  • at one verse from Psalm 57:2,something that David wrote,
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  • something that David wrote,a declaration that He made.
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  • a declaration that He made.And then, as we've been
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  • And then, as we've beendoing each week,
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  • doing each week,give you a little bit
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  • give you a little bitof the background behind
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  • of the background behindwhat was going on in his life
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  • what was going on in his lifewhen he wrote it.
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  • when he wrote it.And we'll see what God
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  • And we'll see what Godwill speak to us today.
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  • will speak to us today.But I'm excited about this today
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  • But I'm excited about this todaybecause David said in Psalm 57:2
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  • because David said in Psalm 57:2something that really
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  • something that reallyministers to me.
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  • ministers to me.It might be one
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  • It might be oneof my favorite things
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  • of my favorite thingsHe said, "I cry out
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  • He said, "I cry outto God Most High,
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  • to God Most High,to God who fulfills
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  • to God who fulfillsHis purpose for me."
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  • His purpose for me."Now, if you really listen
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  • Now, if you really listento what I just said and thought
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  • to what I just said and thoughtabout the content of it,
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  • about the content of it,it'll make your blood
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  • it'll make your bloodpressure go down.
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  • pressure go down.Let me read it again.
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  • Let me read it again."I cry out to God Most High,
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  • "I cry out to God Most High,to God who fulfills
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  • to God who fulfillsHis purpose for me."
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  • His purpose for me."If you listen to that
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  • If you listen to thatand really get it --
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  • and really get it --Let me try one more time.
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  • Let me try one more time."I cry out to God Most High..."
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  • "I cry out to God Most High..."That means that He has
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  • That means that He hasall authority in my life;
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  • all authority in my life;and no matter what people do
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  • and no matter what people doto me or no matter
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  • to me or no matterwhat life has handed me,
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  • what life has handed me,God is above it,
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  • God is above it,working through it,
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  • working through it,to accomplish, watch this,
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  • to accomplish, watch this,His purpose for me.
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  • His purpose for me.And that's one thing
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  • And that's one thingthat David shows us.
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  • that David shows us.He shows us again and again
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  • He shows us again and againthe importance of serving
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  • the importance of servingthe purpose of God.
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  • the purpose of God.He shows us how to serve
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  • He shows us how to servethe purpose.
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  • the purpose.Go over to 1 Samuel 24:1,
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  • Go over to 1 Samuel 24:1,because this gives us
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  • because this gives usthe context in which David
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  • the context in which Davidwrote those words,
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  • wrote those words,"I cry out to God Most High,
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  • "I cry out to God Most High,to God who fulfills
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  • to God who fulfillsHis purpose for me."
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  • His purpose for me."David wrote these words,
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  • David wrote these words,not from a beach
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  • not from a beachor from a hammock,
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  • or from a hammock,'cause it's easy to write
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  • 'cause it's easy to writeor to talk or to believe
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  • or to talk or to believeabout God fulfilling His purpose
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  • about God fulfilling His purposefor you when you are moving
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  • for you when you are movingtoward what you consider
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  • toward what you considerto be your purpose.
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  • to be your purpose.It is one thing to pen
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  • It is one thing to penthose words when you are headed
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  • those words when you are headedtoward what you believe
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  • toward what you believeto be your destiny.
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  • to be your destiny.It's another thing to say that
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  • It's another thing to say thatwhen everything is headed
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  • when everything is headedin the wrong direction.
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  • in the wrong direction.When we catch up with David
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  • When we catch up with Davidin 1 Samuel 24:1-8,
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  • in 1 Samuel 24:1-8,as you're about to see,
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  • as you're about to see,everything is moving away
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  • everything is moving awayfrom what David
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  • from what Davidis ultimately headed toward.
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  • is ultimately headed toward.But he's able to see
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  • But he's able to seesomething in this,
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  • something in this,and I want to share it
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  • and I want to share itwith you today.
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  • with you today.1 Samuel 24:1, "After Saul
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  • 1 Samuel 24:1, "After Saulreturned from pursing
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  • returned from pursingthe Philistines, he was told,
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  • the Philistines, he was told,David is in the desert
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  • David is in the desertof En-gedi.
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  • of En-gedi.So Saul took 3.000
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  • So Saul took 3.000able young men from all Israel
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  • able young men from all Israeland set out to look for David
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  • and set out to look for Davidand his men near the crags
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  • and his men near the cragsof the wild goats."
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  • of the wild goats."By the way, when God
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  • By the way, when Godhas purposed for God
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  • has purposed for Godto do something significant,
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  • to do something significant,expect the enemy to send out
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  • expect the enemy to send outhis special forces.
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  • his special forces.That might be why your life
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  • That might be why your lifehas been so hard;
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  • has been so hard;not because God is not with you,
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  • not because God is not with you,but maybe God
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  • but maybe Godis so distinctively with you.
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  • is so distinctively with you.Maybe His plan for your life
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  • Maybe His plan for your lifeis so intimidating
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  • is so intimidatingand threatening to the devil
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  • and threatening to the devilthat there's no way
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  • that there's no wayhe's going to let you ascend
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  • he's going to let you ascendto your purpose without
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  • to your purpose withoutan attack.
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  • an attack.That might be why
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  • And so, David is on the road
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  • And so, David is on the roadto royalty, but it will not
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  • to royalty, but it will notbe an easy road.
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  • be an easy road.David is on the road
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  • David is on the roadto influence.
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  • to influence.David is on the road to purpose.
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  • David is on the road to purpose.But it will not be,
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  • But it will not be,it will not be easy for David --
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  • it will not be easy for David --or for you.
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  • or for you.And he's running
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  • And he's runningas a refugee even though
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  • as a refugee even thoughhe's anointed as a king.
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  • he's anointed as a king.And the circumstances
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  • And the circumstanceshe finds himself in completely
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  • he finds himself in completelycontradicts the calling
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  • contradicts the callingthat he believes
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  • that he believeshe's walking in.
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  • he's walking in.Have you ever been there?
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  • Have you ever been there?Look at verse three.
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  • Look at verse three."He came to the sheep pens
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  • "He came to the sheep pensalong the way and a cave
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  • along the way and a cavewas there.
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  • was there.And Saul went in
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  • And Saul went into relieve himself."
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  • to relieve himself."Now, when the Bible says
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  • Now, when the Bible says"relieve himself,"
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  • "relieve himself,"it means relieve himself.
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  • it means relieve himself.Can we leave it at that,
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  • Can we leave it at that,people of God?
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  • people of God?You can do the Hebrew
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  • You can do the Hebrewand the Greek and the Latin
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  • and the Greek and the Latinand the Spanish --
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  • and the Spanish --I'm going to resist.
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  • I'm going to resist.There's some things
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  • There's some thingsthat I want to say right now.
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  • that I want to say right now.I'm going to save it.
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  • I'm going to save it.I'm going to save those things.
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  • I'm going to save those things.This is the spiritual service.
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  • This is the spiritual service.This is all the people
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  • This is all the peoplewho really love God,
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  • who really love God,so if I say what I want to say
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  • so if I say what I want to sayabout that verse --
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  • about that verse --Because --
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  • Because --Anyway.
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  • Anyway.Don't do it.
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  • Don't do it.Don't do it.
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  • Don't do it.If you knew what
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  • If you knew whatI was fighting back --
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  • I was fighting back --Watch.
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  • Watch.David and his men
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  • David and his menwere far back in the cave.
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  • were far back in the cave.The men said, "Holy crap!"
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  • The men said, "Holy crap!"[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Told you I --
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  • Told you I --The men said,
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  • The men said,"This is the day the Lord
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  • "This is the day the Lordspoke of when He said to you,
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  • spoke of when He said to you,I will give your enemy
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  • I will give your enemyinto your hands for you to deal
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  • into your hands for you to dealwith as you wish."
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  • with as you wish."And then David crept up
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  • And then David crept upunnoticed and cut off
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  • unnoticed and cut offa corner of Saul's robe.
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  • a corner of Saul's robe.I want to talk to you today
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  • I want to talk to you todayabout cutting corners,
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  • about cutting corners,because the scripture
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  • because the scripturepromises that God will fulfill
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  • promises that God will fulfillHis purpose for you.
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  • His purpose for you.David said that
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  • David said thatand then he demonstrated that.
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  • and then he demonstrated that.I wonder if you really believe
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  • I wonder if you really believethat God will fulfill
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  • that God will fulfillHis purpose for you.
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  • His purpose for you.Or are you stressed out
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  • Or are you stressed outbecause you are trying
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  • because you are tryingto fulfill God's purpose
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  • to fulfill God's purposefor someone else?
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  • for someone else?You know, we live in a day
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  • You know, we live in a dayand time where we're only
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  • and time where we're onlyone click away from seeing
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  • one click away from seeinghow someone else raises
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  • how someone else raisestheir kids.
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  • their kids.And before long,
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  • And before long,you can start to compare
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  • you can start to compareyour purpose to their purpose.
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  • your purpose to their purpose.But touch somebody and say,
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  • But touch somebody and say,"God didn't call me
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  • "God didn't call meto fulfill your purpose,
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  • to fulfill your purpose,so please do not judge me
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  • so please do not judge meaccording to the standards
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  • according to the standardsof what God gave you,
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  • of what God gave you,because my stewardship
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  • because my stewardshipis not of your purpose,
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  • is not of your purpose,so I don't have to feel bad
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  • so I don't have to feel badabout the gifts that God
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  • about the gifts that Goddid not give me
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  • did not give meif I am fully maximizing
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  • if I am fully maximizingthe ones that He did."
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  • the ones that He did."All I've got to do --
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  • All I've got to do --This'll set you so free.
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  • This'll set you so free.All I've got to do
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  • All I've got to dois completely commit my heart
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  • is completely commit my heartto God's purpose for me.
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  • to God's purpose for me.Now, it's a funny thing because
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  • Now, it's a funny thing becausewhat my podium understands
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  • what my podium understandsand my microphone understands
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  • and my microphone understandsI as a preacher
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  • I as a preacherhave a hard time understanding.
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  • have a hard time understanding.I've been preaching
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  • I've been preachingat this church
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  • at this churchfor about 12 years
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  • for about 12 yearsand never once
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  • and never oncehave I seen my podium
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  • have I seen my podiumtry to do my microphone's job
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  • try to do my microphone's joband amplify my voice,
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  • and amplify my voice,nor have I seen my microphone
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  • nor have I seen my microphonetry to hold my Bible.
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  • try to hold my Bible.But we walk around all the time,
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  • But we walk around all the time,frustrated and fearful,
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  • frustrated and fearful,trying to something --
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  • trying to something --Hello.
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  • Hello.Testing, testing.
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  • Testing, testing.Why isn't this working?
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  • Why isn't this working?Because you have a purpose.
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  • Because you have a purpose.And when you put the pressure
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  • And when you put the pressureon yourself to fulfill a purpose
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  • on yourself to fulfill a purposethat God did not intend
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  • that God did not intendfor your life,
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  • for your life,of course you're stressed out,
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  • of course you're stressed out,of course you can't sleep,
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  • of course you can't sleep,of course you feel like
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  • of course you feel likethe failure.
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  • the failure.But God said,
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  • But God said,"What I put in you
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  • "What I put in youis for you and you are
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  • is for you and you arenot responsible
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  • not responsiblefor anybody else' results."
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  • for anybody else' results."I feel chains falling off
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  • I feel chains falling offof somebody.
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  • of somebody.[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Serve the purpose
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  • Serve the purposethat God has given you.
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  • that God has given you.That's what David did.
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  • That's what David did.Notice that he never sought
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  • Notice that he never soughtthe position of king.
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  • the position of king.Never once.
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  • Never once.We live in a world
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  • We live in a worldthat talks a lot about
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  • that talks a lot aboutfinding your purpose;
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  • finding your purpose;but I wonder
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  • but I wonderif what we're really doing
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  • if what we're really doingis seeking a position
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  • is seeking a positionand confusing position
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  • and confusing positionwith purpose.
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  • with purpose.Can I preach a little bit?
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  • Can I preach a little bit?When Paul talked about
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  • When Paul talked aboutthe body of Christ,
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  • the body of Christ,he said sometimes
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  • he said sometimesthe ushers in the church
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  • the ushers in the churchare more important
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  • are more importantthan the preacher.
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  • than the preacher.He didn't say it just like that.
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  • He didn't say it just like that.He said we are many members,
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  • He said we are many members,one body, and the parts
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  • one body, and the partsthat you cannot see
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  • that you cannot seeare the ones that sustain
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  • are the ones that sustainthe life-function of the body.
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  • the life-function of the body.The parts that you can see --
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  • The parts that you can see --You can do without your pinkie.
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  • You can do without your pinkie.Sometimes the preacher
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  • Sometimes the preacheris like the pinkie.
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  • is like the pinkie.You see it but if it wasn't
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  • You see it but if it wasn'tthere it could still happen.
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  • there it could still happen.But sometimes it is the stuff
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  • But sometimes it is the stuffthat is unseen --
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  • that is unseen --David understood
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  • David understoodhow to serve the purpose of God.
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  • how to serve the purpose of God.So if we ever get to hang out
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  • So if we ever get to hang outand you ask me,
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  • and you ask me,"How will I know
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  • "How will I knowwhat God's purpose
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  • what God's purposefor my life is,"
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  • for my life is,"I won't have an answer
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  • I won't have an answerto give you because only
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  • to give you because onlyyou can discover that.
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  • you can discover that.But I can tell you
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  • But I can tell youhow to discover it.
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  • how to discover it.Serve.
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  • Serve.That's all that David
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  • That's all that Davidever had to do
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  • ever had to dowas to serve the purpose
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  • was to serve the purposeof his current assignment.
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  • of his current assignment.And when you serve the purpose,
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  • And when you serve the purpose,God will give the promotion.
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  • God will give the promotion.Let me tell you something.
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  • Let me tell you something.You don't want a promotion
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  • You don't want a promotionthat God doesn't give you.
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  • that God doesn't give you.You really don't.
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  • You really don't.You don't want a husband
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  • You don't want a husbandthat God doesn't give you,
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  • that God doesn't give you,a wife that God
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  • a wife that Goddoesn't give you,
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  • doesn't give you,a job that God
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  • a job that Goddoesn't give you,
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  • doesn't give you,a responsibility that God
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  • a responsibility that Goddoesn't give you.
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  • doesn't give you.All I want to do
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  • All I want to dois serve the purpose of God.
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  • is serve the purpose of God.And that's what David did.
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  • And that's what David did.There's one psalm I really love.
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  • There's one psalm I really love.It's kind of got a vibe.
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  • It's kind of got a vibe.Do y'all remember that song
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  • Do y'all remember that songfrom like 100 years ago
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  • from like 100 years agothat Drake did called
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  • that Drake did called"Started from the Bottom"?
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  • "Started from the Bottom"?It has that kind of vibe,
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  • It has that kind of vibe,from that song.
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  • from that song.It's talking about David.
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  • It's talking about David.This is Psalm 78.
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  • This is Psalm 78.I didn't get to it
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  • I didn't get to itlast night but y'all --
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  • last night but y'all --Again, this is
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  • Again, this isthe advanced service,
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  • the advanced service,so I'm going to do it
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  • so I'm going to do itwith y'all.
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  • with y'all.But God, the Bible says,
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  • But God, the Bible says,chose David, His servant.
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  • chose David, His servant.God chose David,
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  • God chose David,His servant.
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  • His servant.This is how David came
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  • This is how David cameinto the kingship,
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  • into the kingship,not by standing in line
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  • not by standing in linefor an opportunity,
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  • for an opportunity,but God took David, His servant;
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  • but God took David, His servant;chose him and took him
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  • chose him and took himfrom the sheep pens.
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  • from the sheep pens.What was David doing
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  • What was David doingin the sheep pens?
  • 00:11:46.624 --> 00:11:49.594
  • in the sheep pens?Serving his purpose.
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  • Serving his purpose.In a minimum wage job,
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  • In a minimum wage job,David served his purpose.
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  • David served his purpose.And when you serve purpose,
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  • And when you serve purpose,you don't have
  • 00:11:56.534 --> 00:11:58.069
  • you don't haveto search for purpose.
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  • to search for purpose.Purpose will find you.
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  • Purpose will find you.You don't have to seek
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  • You don't have to seekthe position when you are in
  • 00:12:07.178 --> 00:12:08.713
  • the position when you are inthe position where God
  • 00:12:08.713 --> 00:12:09.748
  • the position where Godhas placed you.
  • 00:12:09.748 --> 00:12:11.316
  • has placed you.God knows where to look.
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  • God knows where to look.God knows where to find you.
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  • God knows where to find you.God knows when to raise you.
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  • God knows when to raise you.God knows when to promote you.
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  • God knows when to promote you.You don't have to worry
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  • You don't have to worryabout the platform.
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  • about the platform.Serve your purpose.
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  • Serve your purpose.God took David
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  • God took Davidfrom the sheep pens
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  • from the sheep pensand made him a king,
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  • and made him a king,not because David
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  • not because Davidsought the position
  • 00:12:27.098 --> 00:12:28.466
  • sought the positionbut because David
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  • but because Davidserved the purpose.
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  • served the purpose.Served the purpose.
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  • Served the purpose.Then you can have confidence
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  • Then you can have confidencein the promise.
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  • in the promise.God has given you a promise,
  • 00:12:42.380 --> 00:12:44.215
  • God has given you a promise,but you've got to --
  • 00:12:44.215 --> 00:12:44.883
  • but you've got to --Number two --
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  • Number two --I've only got three points.
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  • I've only got three points.We're making excellent time.
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  • We're making excellent time.-- guard the promise.
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  • -- guard the promise.I really want to minister
  • 00:12:53.691 --> 00:12:54.526
  • I really want to ministerthis deeply.
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  • this deeply.Holy Spirit,
  • 00:12:55.026 --> 00:12:56.127
  • Holy Spirit,help me get this across.
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  • help me get this across.I think sometimes we assume
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  • I think sometimes we assumethat when God makes us
  • 00:12:58.963 --> 00:12:59.864
  • that when God makes usa promise,
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  • a promise,that the promise is automatic,
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  • that the promise is automatic,because the word
  • 00:13:04.636 --> 00:13:07.238
  • because the wordof the Lord is sure.
  • 00:13:07.238 --> 00:13:07.639
  • of the Lord is sure.But I've learned
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  • But I've learnedthat the promises of God
  • 00:13:09.808 --> 00:13:11.910
  • that the promises of Godoften in our lives
  • 00:13:11.910 --> 00:13:14.879
  • often in our livesget perverted.
  • 00:13:14.879 --> 00:13:15.747
  • get perverted.I noticed another thing
  • 00:13:15.747 --> 00:13:17.415
  • I noticed another thingsometimes is that we'll take
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  • sometimes is that we'll takesomething and call it a promise,
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  • something and call it a promise,but it is only
  • 00:13:20.685 --> 00:13:24.155
  • but it is onlya partial promise.
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  • a partial promise.And so we take things
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  • And so we take thingsthat we like the way they sound
  • 00:13:26.624 --> 00:13:27.492
  • that we like the way they soundin the Bible sometimes,
  • 00:13:27.492 --> 00:13:28.326
  • in the Bible sometimes,at least I do this;
  • 00:13:28.326 --> 00:13:29.127
  • at least I do this;you probably don't.
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  • you probably don't.But every once in a while,
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  • But every once in a while,I will take something
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  • I will take somethingthat I like from the Bible
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  • that I like from the Bibleand I'll cut it up into slices
  • 00:13:37.702 --> 00:13:38.803
  • and I'll cut it up into slicesand I'll take
  • 00:13:38.803 --> 00:13:42.073
  • and I'll takea certain slice that I like,
  • 00:13:42.073 --> 00:13:43.441
  • a certain slice that I like,a certain verse that I like,
  • 00:13:43.441 --> 00:13:46.077
  • a certain verse that I like,a certain concept that I like,
  • 00:13:46.077 --> 00:13:47.712
  • a certain concept that I like,and I'll cling to that
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  • and I'll cling to thatand call it a promise.
  • 00:13:50.048 --> 00:13:52.383
  • and call it a promise.But it's a partial promise.
  • 00:13:52.383 --> 00:13:54.085
  • But it's a partial promise.It's a partial promise.
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  • It's a partial promise.Okay, a few examples of this.
  • 00:13:57.522 --> 00:13:58.656
  • Okay, a few examples of this."My God shall supply
  • 00:13:58.656 --> 00:13:59.657
  • "My God shall supplyall of your needs according
  • 00:13:59.657 --> 00:14:00.758
  • all of your needs accordingto His glorious riches
  • 00:14:00.758 --> 00:14:02.260
  • to His glorious richesin Christ."
  • 00:14:02.260 --> 00:14:03.962
  • in Christ."I like that.
  • 00:14:03.962 --> 00:14:04.495
  • I like that.Helps me know
  • 00:14:04.495 --> 00:14:06.064
  • Helps me knowthat God's going to help me,
  • 00:14:06.064 --> 00:14:07.131
  • that God's going to help me,whatever situation I get in,
  • 00:14:07.131 --> 00:14:07.932
  • whatever situation I get in,give me what I need
  • 00:14:07.932 --> 00:14:08.867
  • give me what I needfor wherever I am.
  • 00:14:08.867 --> 00:14:09.534
  • for wherever I am.So I like that part
  • 00:14:09.534 --> 00:14:11.102
  • So I like that partof the promise.
  • 00:14:11.102 --> 00:14:13.571
  • of the promise.But it's a partial promise.
  • 00:14:13.571 --> 00:14:14.005
  • But it's a partial promise.I don't mean
  • 00:14:14.005 --> 00:14:15.673
  • I don't meanthat the promise is partial;
  • 00:14:15.673 --> 00:14:17.542
  • that the promise is partial;I mean that to really understand
  • 00:14:17.542 --> 00:14:19.177
  • I mean that to really understandthat promise,
  • 00:14:19.177 --> 00:14:20.178
  • that promise,you have to understand
  • 00:14:20.178 --> 00:14:22.413
  • you have to understandthe context of the promise,
  • 00:14:22.413 --> 00:14:23.548
  • the context of the promise,where Paul was writing
  • 00:14:23.548 --> 00:14:25.116
  • where Paul was writinga church of people
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  • a church of peoplewho had learned to be generous.
  • 00:14:27.418 --> 00:14:28.219
  • who had learned to be generous.And in their learning
  • 00:14:28.219 --> 00:14:30.255
  • And in their learningto be generous,
  • 00:14:30.255 --> 00:14:33.758
  • to be generous,it released the abundance of God
  • 00:14:33.758 --> 00:14:35.326
  • it released the abundance of Godto their situation,
  • 00:14:35.326 --> 00:14:36.561
  • to their situation,because when you learn
  • 00:14:36.561 --> 00:14:38.529
  • because when you learnto live with open hands,
  • 00:14:38.529 --> 00:14:42.834
  • to live with open hands,you live under and open heaven.
  • 00:14:42.834 --> 00:14:45.536
  • you live under and open heaven.The context of the promise is
  • 00:14:45.536 --> 00:14:46.804
  • The context of the promise isthat God will supply
  • 00:14:46.804 --> 00:14:48.373
  • that God will supplyall of your needs,
  • 00:14:48.373 --> 00:14:49.874
  • all of your needs,if you are living in accordance
  • 00:14:49.874 --> 00:14:51.910
  • if you are living in accordancewith His priorities.
  • 00:14:51.910 --> 00:14:53.211
  • with His priorities.But in order for God
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  • But in order for Godto release His provision,
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  • to release His provision,you have to submit
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  • you have to submitto His priorities.
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  • to His priorities.It is good.
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  • It is good.It's good because it works.
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  • It's good because it works.This other stuff doesn't work.
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  • This other stuff doesn't work.When you take a little piece
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  • When you take a little pieceof a promise --
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  • of a promise --Have you ever wanted to take
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  • Have you ever wanted to takea little piece of a promises?
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  • a little piece of a promises?A little piece of a promise.
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  • A little piece of a promise.Like I like that.
  • 00:15:13.298 --> 00:15:15.233
  • Like I like that.I want to pray that God
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  • I want to pray that Godwill bless America,
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  • will bless America,land that I love,
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  • land that I love,stand beside her
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  • stand beside herand guide her --
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  • and guide her --You know, that Bible verse
  • 00:15:18.970 --> 00:15:20.004
  • You know, that Bible versethat says that God'll
  • 00:15:20.004 --> 00:15:20.772
  • that says that God'llbless America.
  • 00:15:20.772 --> 00:15:22.307
  • bless America.Well, the Bible does say,
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  • Well, the Bible does say,"If My people,
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  • "If My people,who are called by My name..."
  • 00:15:27.345 --> 00:15:27.879
  • who are called by My name..."And it tells us
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  • And it tells usa few things to do.
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  • a few things to do.It says we need to be humble
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  • It says we need to be humbleand stop clinging
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  • and stop clingingto our own opinions
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  • to our own opinionsof what is right and wrong
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  • of what is right and wrongand be humble and stop going
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  • and be humble and stop goingon Facebook and spewing
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  • on Facebook and spewingour ignorance
  • 00:15:39.123 --> 00:15:41.759
  • our ignoranceall over each other.
  • 00:15:41.759 --> 00:15:43.394
  • all over each other.It does say that if we will turn
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  • It does say that if we will turnfrom our wicked ways
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  • from our wicked waysand our crazy ways
  • 00:15:46.898 --> 00:15:49.968
  • and our crazy waysof interacting with people,
  • 00:15:49.968 --> 00:15:51.970
  • of interacting with people,"then will I hear from heaven,
  • 00:15:51.970 --> 00:15:54.639
  • "then will I hear from heaven,then will I heal their land".
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  • then will I heal their land".[Applause]
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  • [Applause]But we cannot claim a promise
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  • But we cannot claim a promisethat we don't even understand.
  • 00:16:02.013 --> 00:16:02.347
  • that we don't even understand.Watch this.
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  • Watch this."Seek first the kingdom of God
  • 00:16:03.114 --> 00:16:03.848
  • "Seek first the kingdom of Godand His righteousness
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  • and His righteousnessand all these things
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  • and all these thingswill be added to you."
  • 00:16:07.485 --> 00:16:10.722
  • will be added to you."But the promise is contingent
  • 00:16:10.722 --> 00:16:12.657
  • But the promise is contingentupon the process
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  • upon the processthat produces it.
  • 00:16:15.093 --> 00:16:16.527
  • that produces it.This is why I understand
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  • This is why I understandthat David had to be
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  • that David had to bevery careful.
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  • very careful.Let's go back to the scene.
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  • Let's go back to the scene.He said He will fulfill
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  • He said He will fulfillHis purpose for me.
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  • His purpose for me.That's what David believed.
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  • That's what David believed.And he believed that so much
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  • And he believed that so muchthat he served his purpose
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  • that he served his purposeeven when his purpose
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  • even when his purposeseemed small,
  • 00:16:31.676 --> 00:16:32.877
  • seemed small,even when his purpose
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  • even when his purposeseemed insignificant,
  • 00:16:34.345 --> 00:16:35.813
  • seemed insignificant,even if it was just leaving
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  • even if it was just leavingthe sheep with the keeper
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  • the sheep with the keeperof sheep and running
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  • of sheep and runningto the battle lines
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  • to the battle lineswith the supplies
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  • with the suppliesfor his brothers.
  • 00:16:42.353 --> 00:16:43.788
  • for his brothers.David was willing
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  • David was willingto serve purpose
  • 00:16:44.489 --> 00:16:46.624
  • to serve purposebecause he had a promise.
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  • because he had a promise.Somebody shout,
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  • Somebody shout,"I've got a promise."
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  • "I've got a promise."You need to shout that thing.
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  • You need to shout that thing.I've got a promise.
  • 00:16:52.130 --> 00:16:53.064
  • I've got a promise.But you've got to guard
  • 00:16:53.064 --> 00:16:54.265
  • But you've got to guardthe promise.
  • 00:16:54.265 --> 00:16:55.400
  • the promise.You've got to grasp it
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  • You've got to grasp itfor what it is
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  • for what it isand not what you want it to be
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  • and not what you want it to beand not let the enemy come in
  • 00:17:00.538 --> 00:17:01.506
  • and not let the enemy come inand try to pervert
  • 00:17:01.506 --> 00:17:02.707
  • and try to pervertthe promise of God
  • 00:17:02.707 --> 00:17:04.108
  • the promise of Goduntil you're expecting
  • 00:17:04.108 --> 00:17:05.610
  • until you're expectingsomething from God
  • 00:17:05.610 --> 00:17:06.444
  • something from Godthat is separate
  • 00:17:06.444 --> 00:17:07.979
  • that is separatefrom the process by which God
  • 00:17:07.979 --> 00:17:13.117
  • from the process by which Godcan do it in your life.
  • 00:17:13.117 --> 00:17:13.751
  • can do it in your life.So David's hiding
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  • So David's hidingin a cave from Saul
  • 00:17:16.020 --> 00:17:17.388
  • in a cave from Saulbecause Saul is coming
  • 00:17:17.388 --> 00:17:19.057
  • because Saul is comingfor his life.
  • 00:17:19.057 --> 00:17:22.560
  • for his life.And Saul represents the promise
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  • And Saul represents the promisethat God made to David
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  • that God made to Davidwhen David was just a kid,
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  • when David was just a kid,that he was going to be a king.
  • 00:17:29.767 --> 00:17:31.502
  • that he was going to be a king.Saul represents
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  • Saul representswhat David is called to.
  • 00:17:34.572 --> 00:17:35.440
  • what David is called to.And in a scene
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  • And in a scenethat you wouldn't put
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  • that you wouldn't putin the Bible if you wanted
  • 00:17:36.908 --> 00:17:37.508
  • in the Bible if you wantedto make the Bible
  • 00:17:37.508 --> 00:17:38.676
  • to make the Biblean impressive book,
  • 00:17:38.676 --> 00:17:40.645
  • an impressive book,the first king of Israel
  • 00:17:40.645 --> 00:17:44.749
  • the first king of Israelis squatting in a cave
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  • is squatting in a caveand somehow he slipped
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  • and somehow he slippedhis secret service and thought
  • 00:17:51.055 --> 00:17:52.757
  • his secret service and thoughthe was all by himself.
  • 00:17:52.757 --> 00:17:53.357
  • he was all by himself.Now, you've got to get
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  • Now, you've got to getthis picture, 'cause I know
  • 00:17:54.826 --> 00:17:55.359
  • this picture, 'cause I knowhow it is.
  • 00:17:55.359 --> 00:17:56.260
  • how it is.You came in kind of tired
  • 00:17:56.260 --> 00:17:56.828
  • You came in kind of tiredand you missed it
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  • and you missed itwhen I read it.
  • 00:17:58.129 --> 00:18:01.065
  • when I read it.The guy that has chased them
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  • The guy that has chased theminto the cave is now
  • 00:18:03.501 --> 00:18:06.504
  • into the cave is nowvulnerable to them,
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  • vulnerable to them,and David's boys,
  • 00:18:07.605 --> 00:18:08.940
  • and David's boys,they're kind of rough,
  • 00:18:08.940 --> 00:18:10.441
  • they're kind of rough,so they don't pray about it.
  • 00:18:10.441 --> 00:18:11.709
  • so they don't pray about it.they're like,
  • 00:18:11.709 --> 00:18:16.280
  • they're like,"This is it; do it now.
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  • "This is it; do it now.If you kill him now,
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  • If you kill him now,we can stop running.
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  • we can stop running.If you kill him now,
  • 00:18:21.219 --> 00:18:22.653
  • If you kill him now,we can leave this cave
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  • we can leave this caveand establish the kingdom.
  • 00:18:23.955 --> 00:18:25.289
  • and establish the kingdom.After all, isn't that
  • 00:18:25.289 --> 00:18:26.290
  • After all, isn't thatwhat God told you
  • 00:18:26.290 --> 00:18:27.492
  • what God told youwhen you were a little boy?"
  • 00:18:27.492 --> 00:18:29.060
  • when you were a little boy?"And see, what they're saying,
  • 00:18:29.060 --> 00:18:32.964
  • And see, what they're saying,it's partially true.
  • 00:18:32.964 --> 00:18:33.598
  • it's partially true.Kind of like the news
  • 00:18:33.598 --> 00:18:38.870
  • Kind of like the newsthat you watch.
  • 00:18:38.870 --> 00:18:39.604
  • that you watch.There's some truth
  • 00:18:39.604 --> 00:18:41.372
  • There's some truthin it somewhere.
  • 00:18:41.372 --> 00:18:42.807
  • in it somewhere.Maybe.
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  • Maybe.Let's look at the verse
  • 00:18:43.441 --> 00:18:44.509
  • Let's look at the versetogether and you can decide
  • 00:18:44.509 --> 00:18:45.276
  • together and you can decideif this is what God
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  • if this is what Godpromised David.
  • 00:18:46.144 --> 00:18:47.845
  • promised David.Verse four, "This is the day
  • 00:18:47.845 --> 00:18:48.846
  • Verse four, "This is the daythe Lord spoke of
  • 00:18:48.846 --> 00:18:50.181
  • the Lord spoke ofwhen He said to you,
  • 00:18:50.181 --> 00:18:51.749
  • when He said to you,I will give your enemy
  • 00:18:51.749 --> 00:18:53.951
  • I will give your enemyinto your hands."
  • 00:18:53.951 --> 00:18:55.820
  • into your hands."So far, so good.
  • 00:18:55.820 --> 00:18:57.054
  • So far, so good.That's exactly what God
  • 00:18:57.054 --> 00:18:58.289
  • That's exactly what Godwanted to do for David.
  • 00:18:58.289 --> 00:18:59.590
  • wanted to do for David.But the next part,
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  • But the next part,the next part is the part
  • 00:19:01.592 --> 00:19:02.793
  • the next part is the partthat I have searched
  • 00:19:02.793 --> 00:19:04.195
  • that I have searchedOld Testament,
  • 00:19:04.195 --> 00:19:05.496
  • Old Testament,I've searched books
  • 00:19:05.496 --> 00:19:06.764
  • I've searched booksabout the Old Testament,
  • 00:19:06.764 --> 00:19:10.201
  • about the Old Testament,I searched history, commentary,
  • 00:19:10.201 --> 00:19:11.602
  • I searched history, commentary,all these boring books
  • 00:19:11.602 --> 00:19:12.470
  • all these boring booksthat I was supposed
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  • that I was supposedto read in seminary
  • 00:19:13.337 --> 00:19:14.572
  • to read in seminarybut I didn't read 'em
  • 00:19:14.572 --> 00:19:15.540
  • but I didn't read 'emand now I'm having to read 'em
  • 00:19:15.540 --> 00:19:16.541
  • and now I'm having to read 'em'cause I actually need
  • 00:19:16.541 --> 00:19:17.875
  • 'cause I actually needto know that stuff --
  • 00:19:17.875 --> 00:19:20.411
  • to know that stuff --[Laughter]
  • 00:19:20.411 --> 00:19:22.346
  • [Laughter]And I couldn't find anywhere,
  • 00:19:22.346 --> 00:19:23.381
  • And I couldn't find anywhere,in any book,
  • 00:19:23.381 --> 00:19:24.815
  • in any book,where God ever said
  • 00:19:24.815 --> 00:19:27.285
  • where God ever saidthis to David,
  • 00:19:27.285 --> 00:19:33.558
  • this to David,"to deal with as you wish".
  • 00:19:33.558 --> 00:19:36.060
  • "to deal with as you wish".You see what's happening?
  • 00:19:36.060 --> 00:19:38.529
  • You see what's happening?Here comes an opportunity
  • 00:19:38.529 --> 00:19:41.532
  • Here comes an opportunityfor David to get what God
  • 00:19:41.532 --> 00:19:43.968
  • for David to get what Godhas promised him,
  • 00:19:43.968 --> 00:19:46.671
  • has promised him,for God to make it happen --
  • 00:19:46.671 --> 00:19:47.338
  • for God to make it happen --I'm going to squat down
  • 00:19:47.338 --> 00:19:48.839
  • I'm going to squat downlike Saul,
  • 00:19:48.839 --> 00:19:51.943
  • like Saul,just so you can get the picture,
  • 00:19:51.943 --> 00:19:54.712
  • just so you can get the picture,just so you can get the picture
  • 00:19:54.712 --> 00:19:58.282
  • just so you can get the pictureof how vulnerable he was,
  • 00:19:58.282 --> 00:20:04.555
  • of how vulnerable he was,and how Saul was a sitting duck.
  • 00:20:04.555 --> 00:20:05.523
  • and how Saul was a sitting duck.You remember week one?
  • 00:20:05.523 --> 00:20:06.224
  • You remember week one?I was talking about
  • 00:20:06.224 --> 00:20:07.391
  • I was talking about"Duck, David", when Saul
  • 00:20:07.391 --> 00:20:09.093
  • "Duck, David", when Saulwas throwing spears at David?
  • 00:20:09.093 --> 00:20:13.331
  • was throwing spears at David?Now, Saul is the duck
  • 00:20:13.331 --> 00:20:14.465
  • Now, Saul is the duckand David can do whatever
  • 00:20:14.465 --> 00:20:15.533
  • and David can do whateverhe wants to do.
  • 00:20:15.533 --> 00:20:18.336
  • he wants to do.And he does something strange.
  • 00:20:18.336 --> 00:20:21.239
  • And he does something strange.And it's strange because,
  • 00:20:21.239 --> 00:20:24.041
  • And it's strange because,number one, he doesn't kill him.
  • 00:20:24.041 --> 00:20:26.677
  • number one, he doesn't kill him.Number two, we've never seen him
  • 00:20:26.677 --> 00:20:27.812
  • Number two, we've never seen himdo this before.
  • 00:20:27.812 --> 00:20:29.680
  • do this before.David did something
  • 00:20:29.680 --> 00:20:33.618
  • David did somethingthat he's never done before.
  • 00:20:33.618 --> 00:20:37.588
  • that he's never done before.He cut a corner.
  • 00:20:37.588 --> 00:20:38.723
  • He cut a corner.Now see, to understand why
  • 00:20:38.723 --> 00:20:41.158
  • Now see, to understand whythis is so strange,
  • 00:20:41.158 --> 00:20:42.994
  • this is so strange,you've got to remember
  • 00:20:42.994 --> 00:20:45.196
  • you've got to rememberthat whatever David did,
  • 00:20:45.196 --> 00:20:49.367
  • that whatever David did,he did it with his whole heart.
  • 00:20:49.367 --> 00:20:51.202
  • he did it with his whole heart.David was not one
  • 00:20:51.202 --> 00:20:54.171
  • David was not oneto cut corners.
  • 00:20:54.171 --> 00:20:56.741
  • to cut corners.David was not one
  • 00:20:56.741 --> 00:20:58.042
  • David was not oneto skip stages.
  • 00:20:58.042 --> 00:20:59.944
  • to skip stages.David was not one --
  • 00:20:59.944 --> 00:21:02.913
  • David was not one --David was not the kind --
  • 00:21:02.913 --> 00:21:05.616
  • David was not the kind --David was not the kind of person
  • 00:21:05.616 --> 00:21:06.784
  • David was not the kind of personwho would try to do
  • 00:21:06.784 --> 00:21:11.322
  • who would try to doGod's thing his own way.
  • 00:21:11.322 --> 00:21:13.391
  • God's thing his own way.But now, the Bible says
  • 00:21:13.391 --> 00:21:14.992
  • But now, the Bible saysin the face of this opportunity,
  • 00:21:14.992 --> 00:21:16.794
  • in the face of this opportunity,this unexpected opportunity --
  • 00:21:16.794 --> 00:21:18.062
  • this unexpected opportunity --Because you don't know
  • 00:21:18.062 --> 00:21:18.829
  • Because you don't knowwhat's in your heart
  • 00:21:18.829 --> 00:21:22.600
  • what's in your heartuntil you have an opportunity.
  • 00:21:22.600 --> 00:21:24.268
  • until you have an opportunity.You can theorize a lot
  • 00:21:24.268 --> 00:21:26.070
  • You can theorize a lotabout what you would do if,
  • 00:21:26.070 --> 00:21:27.805
  • about what you would do if,but now is the moment
  • 00:21:27.805 --> 00:21:29.573
  • but now is the momentwhere David has to prove
  • 00:21:29.573 --> 00:21:30.808
  • where David has to prove"do I really believe
  • 00:21:30.808 --> 00:21:32.943
  • "do I really believethe promise of God
  • 00:21:32.943 --> 00:21:34.745
  • the promise of Godor am I going to take this
  • 00:21:34.745 --> 00:21:36.981
  • or am I going to take thisinto my own hands
  • 00:21:36.981 --> 00:21:39.283
  • into my own handsand do it my way".
  • 00:21:39.283 --> 00:21:41.319
  • and do it my way".And so he sneaks up
  • 00:21:41.319 --> 00:21:43.054
  • And so he sneaks upand he has a sword with him.
  • 00:21:43.054 --> 00:21:43.888
  • and he has a sword with him.It's the same sword
  • 00:21:43.888 --> 00:21:45.256
  • It's the same swordhe killed Goliath with,
  • 00:21:45.256 --> 00:21:46.691
  • he killed Goliath with,probably, because he took it
  • 00:21:46.691 --> 00:21:48.459
  • probably, because he took itfrom the temple at Nob
  • 00:21:48.459 --> 00:21:49.827
  • from the temple at Noband he took it from the priest
  • 00:21:49.827 --> 00:21:51.329
  • and he took it from the priestand he took it and killed some
  • 00:21:51.329 --> 00:21:52.063
  • and he took it and killed somePhilistines with it.
  • 00:21:52.063 --> 00:21:53.364
  • Philistines with it.But now he's got that sword
  • 00:21:53.364 --> 00:21:54.832
  • But now he's got that swordin the cave and the same sword
  • 00:21:54.832 --> 00:21:55.533
  • in the cave and the same swordthat he cut off
  • 00:21:55.533 --> 00:21:58.336
  • that he cut offGoliath's head with
  • 00:21:58.336 --> 00:22:00.905
  • Goliath's head withhe now cuts off a corner
  • 00:22:00.905 --> 00:22:03.107
  • he now cuts off a cornerof Saul's robe.
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  • of Saul's robe.He doesn't kill him,
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  • He doesn't kill him,but he cuts a corner.
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  • but he cuts a corner.He doesn't kill him,
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  • He doesn't kill him,but the Bible says in verse five
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  • but the Bible says in verse fivethat when he did it,
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  • that when he did it,when he cut the corner,
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  • when he cut the corner,when he took matters
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  • when he took mattersinto his own hands,
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  • into his own hands,the Bible says
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  • the Bible saysafterwards David
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  • afterwards Davidwas conscience-stricken
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  • was conscience-strickenfor cutting off a corner
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  • for cutting off a cornerof his robe.
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  • of his robe.What?
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  • What?Why would David
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  • Why would Davidfeel bad about killing somebody
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  • feel bad about killing somebodywho was trying to kill him?
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  • who was trying to kill him?Why would David,
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  • Why would David,in his conscience,
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  • in his conscience,feel bad about avenging himself
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  • feel bad about avenging himselffrom a king who was dangerous
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  • from a king who was dangerousto the entire nation?
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  • to the entire nation?You know what I believe?
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  • You know what I believe?I believe
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  • I believethat what was happening inside
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  • that what was happening insidethe cave can only be understood
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  • the cave can only be understoodby remembering
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  • by rememberingwhat was outside the cave.
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  • what was outside the cave.If you noticed
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  • If you noticedwhen I was reading
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  • when I was readingin verse three,
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  • in verse three,it described the exact
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  • it described the exactphysical location of this cave.
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  • physical location of this cave.It says that the cave
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  • It says that the cavewas situated just behind,
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  • was situated just behind,put the verse up,
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  • put the verse up,the sheep pens.
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  • the sheep pens.That's where David came from.
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  • That's where David came from.Follow me, please.
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  • Follow me, please.Now, inside the cave,
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  • Now, inside the cave,here's Saul with a robe
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  • here's Saul with a robethat represents
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  • that representswhat David is called to.
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  • what David is called to.David is in between
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  • David is in betweenwhere he came from
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  • where he came fromand what he's called to.
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  • and what he's called to.Now, how many know
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  • Now, how many knowthat what you are called to
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  • that what you are called tois more important
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  • is more importantthan where you came from?
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  • than where you came from?Do you believe God
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  • Do you believe Godcan raise you up,
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  • can raise you up,call your name,
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  • call your name,call you out,
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  • call you out,clean you up,
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  • clean you up,turn you around
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  • turn you aroundand use you for His glory?
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  • and use you for His glory?I need somebody in Rock Hill
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  • I need somebody in Rock Hillto shout if you believe
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  • to shout if you believeit doesn't matter
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  • it doesn't matterwhere you started from --
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  • where you started from --when God calls you,
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  • when God calls you,He can pick you up
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  • He can pick you upfrom the sheep pens,
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  • from the sheep pens,still smelling like dung,
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  • still smelling like dung,and bring you in to a destiny
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  • and bring you in to a destinythat your eyes have not seen
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  • - Holly, if I could give a name
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  • - Holly, if I could give a nameto the age we live in today,
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  • to the age we live in today,I think I would call it
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  • I think I would call itthe Age of Anxiety.
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  • the Age of Anxiety.- Wow.
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  • - Wow.- The Age of Anxiety
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  • - The Age of Anxietyand Fear.
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  • and Fear.- Yeah.
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  • - Yeah.- You know, it's practically
  • 00:24:30.120 --> 00:24:31.388
  • - You know, it's practicallymarketed to us through
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  • marketed to us througheverything we see and read
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  • everything we see and readand our streams and our feeds,
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  • and our streams and our feeds,TV, online.
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  • TV, online.Everywhere we go,
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  • Everywhere we go,it seems like we're being
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  • it seems like we're beingengaged with fear tactics
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  • engaged with fear tacticsand stress antics
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  • and stress anticsand we're having panic attacks
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  • and we're having panic attacksand we're up late and --
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  • and we're up late and --We've all experienced it.
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  • We've all experienced it.And that's why I put together
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  • And that's why I put togethera special resource
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  • a special resourcefor you today, and it's called
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  • for you today, and it's calledThe War Within -- get this --
  • 00:24:53.644 --> 00:24:55.779
  • The War Within -- get this --How to Drive out Fear
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  • How to Drive out Fearand Live in Freedom.
  • 00:24:56.847 --> 00:24:57.748
  • and Live in Freedom.Does that sound good to you?
  • 00:24:57.748 --> 00:24:58.415
  • Does that sound good to you?- I love it.
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  • - I love it.- Yeah.
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  • - Yeah.And so, you may feel
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  • And so, you may feelill-equipped to handle
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  • ill-equipped to handleall of the fear an anxiety.
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  • all of the fear an anxiety.We all do.
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  • We all do.But these are tools for you
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  • But these are tools for youtoday that will prepare
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  • today that will prepareyour heart and your mind
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  • your heart and your mindfor the fight.
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  • for the fight.- That's right.
  • 00:25:10.194 --> 00:25:10.961
  • - That's right.- And this is a series
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  • - And this is a serieswhere we have a battle
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  • where we have a battlestrategist called King David.
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  • strategist called King David.You might have heard about him
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  • You might have heard about himin the Bible.
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  • in the Bible.He did more than just beat up
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  • He did more than just beat upGoliath and sleep with
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  • Goliath and sleep withBathsheba though.
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  • Bathsheba though.He gave us a pattern for how
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  • He gave us a pattern for howto deal with fear and anxiety
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  • to deal with fear and anxietyand overcome the war within.
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  • and overcome the war within.- Well, we might think
  • 00:25:25.643 --> 00:25:26.677
  • - Well, we might thinkthat the worst battles
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  • that the worst battleswe might face are the ones
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  • we might face are the onesthat surround us.
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  • that surround us.According to David,
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  • According to David,the greatest battle
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  • the greatest battleyou will fight
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  • you will fightis the war within.
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  • is the war within.- And we have to learn how
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  • - And we have to learn howto win the war within,
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  • to win the war within,and that's what this is;
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  • and that's what this is;it's a strategy to win
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  • it's a strategy to winthe war against anxiety,
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  • the war against anxiety,stress, and fear.
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  • stress, and fear.So call or go online right now.
  • 00:25:43.227 --> 00:25:44.128
  • So call or go online right now.That's the first step.
  • 00:25:44.128 --> 00:25:44.895
  • That's the first step.Take action.
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  • Take action.And request your copy
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  • And request your copyof The War Within.
  • 00:25:47.264 --> 00:25:48.032
  • of The War Within.We're going to learn to drive
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  • We're going to learn to driveout fear and live in freedom.
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  • out fear and live in freedom.This six-message series
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  • This six-message seriesis going to give you practical
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  • is going to give you practicalprinciples to chase fear
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  • principles to chase fearfrom your mind and win
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  • from your mind and winthe battle that's being waged
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  • the battle that's being wagedwithin for your soul.
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  • within for your soul.I can't wait for you to get
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  • I can't wait for you to getthis series today.
  • 00:26:01.011 --> 00:26:02.212
  • this series today.I want you to call or go online
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  • - It's okay to be afraid,
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  • to feel like
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  • you're losing control,
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  • to get angry
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  • and get angry again.
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  • It's okay to worry
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  • and feel like your heart's going
  • 00:26:17.628 --> 00:26:22.099
  • to beat out of your chest.
  • 00:26:22.099 --> 00:26:24.635
  • It's okay to be afraid,
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  • but not for too long.
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  • You've been trying
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  • to run from God,
  • 00:26:29.873 --> 00:26:32.242
  • to process on your own,
  • 00:26:32.242 --> 00:26:33.611
  • but the presence of God
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  • isn't the place to run
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  • from your emotions.
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  • It's the place to process them.
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  • What are you running from?
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  • - I wonder how many times
  • 00:26:46.223 --> 00:26:48.959
  • in my life I thought
  • 00:26:48.959 --> 00:26:52.062
  • I was fighting someone,
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  • and I thought I was
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  • fighting something,
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  • but the real fight,
  • 00:26:56.066 --> 00:26:57.301
  • the real war,
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  • the real battle
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  • was not the battle with them --
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  • it was the battle within.
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  • - You are already equipped
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  • for the fight.
  • 00:27:07.845 --> 00:27:10.080
  • - The war is within,
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  • and so are the weapons.
  • 00:27:12.983 --> 00:27:14.351
  • - You can drive out fear
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  • and live in freedom.
  • 00:27:15.819 --> 00:27:16.987
  • Call or go online
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  • to request your copy
  • 00:27:18.155 --> 00:27:19.857