Are you listening to me? Are you listening to what I'm telling ya? Are you listening to me? Now listen, this is the way the system works. Now I want you to notice something. You're not going to be able to do it by looking around you and believing what you see. What is he talking about? Ask me and I'll tell you what's going on with it. He is talking about just laying down and just putting up with anything that comes along. What are you doing? Are you listening to me? I'll tell you folks, there's grave power, I'm talking about final authority, consistently, all the time. It's unreal. If there's any way in my power to stop it, I'll stop it. I'll either stop it or run from it. I want to know the source of this power. What do you suppose this is?
Affliction and persecution. You'll find them as the power twins. They're gonna run together. Aw, you're gonna find those two coupled together constantly the same way. Why? That's just not... not right. I'm exaggerating just enough to startle your thinking, but it's really the truth. It is really, actually, the truth, sorry to say. Truth. Are you listening to me?
So, what do you do? First, plant the seed in your heart with the words of your mouth and actions that support it. I mean literally scream out loud. You can't stop the holler from coming out of you. By making those decisions, you can't be wrong, because I know you can't miss it. You're gonna have to say 'em with your mouth until your heart is loaded and full!
Now, if any of you lack power, you already have that operating on the inside of you, and that's available to you, don't misunderstand me. Isn't that true? It's bound to be because all of us have been that way, at one time or another. Now, wait a minute. Why should I be asking for something that I already have, and all of that's already in there? That's just not... not right. Now, if you will make the decision not to be deceived, you may receive the reward. Knowing this, you have the opportunity to grow to the situation that you're faced with. Let's apply this principle:
I first noticed it and it kept getting worse, and I said I'm going to be quiet here, and I'm going to stay right here until you tell me what to do, and I'm going to do it. I knew something was wrong with that when I accepted it. Then all of the sudden something rose up on the inside of me and I hollered out loud, I said, "Wait a minute! You keep your filthy mouth shut! You are inaccurate! Something wrong with me somewhere? I'm the one that needs fixing? I can't follow that leading." And I said, "Now, sir, don't be put out with me, but I'm not going 'cause I can't afford to follow that. I can't afford to walk in line with that. I can't do that. I don't care if you preach it, I don't care how long and loud you holler it, I'm not gonna say it. I'm still not going to be dumb enough to say it after reading that scripture. I'm serious!"
I couldn't hardly wait to get out of that church-house before I could scream. Then I found out later, I had been thinking like that because I had been reading over there and I fell for it. It is really, actually, the truth, sorry to say. I needed to hear it, and so did they. You're gonna have to say 'em with your mouth until your heart is loaded and full!