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    HOWTO TROUBLE YOURTROUBLE

    by

    Dr. Creflo A. Dollar Jr.

    HARRISON HOUSE

    Tulsa, Oklahoma

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    Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the KingJames Version of the Bible.

    Scripture quotations marked (AMP) are taken from The Amplified Bible. Old

    Testament copyright 1965, 1987 by the Zondervan Corporation, Grand Rapids,

    Michigan. New Testament copyright 1958, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation,

    La Habra, California. Used by permission.

    Scripture quotations marked (Niv) are taken from the Holy Bible, NewInternational Version. NIV. Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984 by InternationalBible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights

    reserved.

    How To Trouble Your Trouble

    ISBN 1-57794-342-2

    Copyright 1998 by Dr. Creflo A. Dollar Jr.

    Creflo Dollar Ministries

    2500 Burdette RoadCollege Park, Georgia 30349

    Published by Harrison House, Inc.

    P. O. Box 35035

    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74153

    Printed in the United States of America. All rights reserved under International

    Copyright Law. Contents and/or cover may not be reproduced in whole or in part

    in any form without the express written consent of the Publisher.

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    Contents

    Preface: Supernatural or Showboat?.....................................................................5

    Introduction: Although Trouble Comes, It Doesn't Have to Overcome!...............9

    1 Club Soteria.....................................................................................................11

    2 Stay in the Water..............................................................................................21

    3 Troubling Your Trouble With the Force of Peace............................................33

    Part 2: Functions of Peace...................................................................................44

    4 Troubling Your Trouble With the Force of Peace............................................45

    5 How to Trouble Your Trouble With the Force of Joy......................................57

    6 Troubling Your Trouble With the Force of Love.............................................69

    Part 2: Loving God and Loving Others...............................................................83

    7 Troubling Your Trouble With the Force of Love.............................................85

    Section II: Walking in the Confidence of God in Troubled Times......................97

    Introduction: Living in the Overflow..................................................................99

    8 God Is in Control............................................................................................103

    9 Doing Our Part...............................................................................................111

    10 The Key to Success......................................................................................123

    11 Conclusion: It's Only Temporary2 Corinthians 4:8-18.............................135

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    PREFACE: SUPERNATURALOR

    SHOWBOAT?

    n the Sunday morning I began preaching the series of sermons which is the

    basis for this book, God gave me a startling assignment. Be sure, He said,

    your people understand the difference between living in the supernatural and

    living on Showboat. Now I thought the term showboat was a strange one for

    God to use, but I realized I knew what He meant. He meant that to live in the

    supernatural does not require an emotional demonstration of the spectacular. To

    live in the supernatural only requires that the Word of God works for you when

    you do it.

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    Living in the supernatural means that you can take the super of God and

    apply it to your natural circumstances and situationsand get results. To live alife getting results from Gods Word and winning is living in the supernatural. To

    expect anything other than that is to expect the wrong thing. Its ludicrous toexpect that when God pours out His glory and a great anointing upon the earth,

    all of a sudden we are all going to start flying around and doing unusual orunnatural things. A person who is living in the supernatural is one who can say,

    I live in this natural world, but Im winning because of the super of God.

    Getting Results

    How can you tell if youre truly living in the supernatural and not just insome counterfeit showboat experience where there may be lots of shouting and

    singing and dancing and lots of spectacular events which seem to bemanifestations of Gods power? The answer is that youre living in the

    supernatural if you are consistently getting results from Gods Word.

    Child of God, you are living a supernatural life if youre praying prayers and

    your prayers are being answered, if youre confessing the Word and you can see

    what you say, if youre laying hands on the sick and the sick are being healed, if

    youre standing in faith for your finances and finances are being added to you.

    Dont let the spectacular manifestations mislead you into thinking that if an

    experience is not a showboat experience, it is not supernatural. A supernatural

    experience is not necessarily spectacular. An experience is supernatural when the

    super of God is manifested in your life so that the result is manifested in yourlife. Supernatural living is getting results from the Word of God and winning

    through all the tests and trials and adverse circumstances of your natural life.

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    How to Trouble Your Trouble

    To put it the other way, if youre not getting results from Gods Word, youre

    not living supernaturally. If you go to church every time the doors are open,shout, scream, dance, sing, prophesy and speak in tongues, but when you gohome youre still sick, youre still broke, youre still in bondage, your marriage is

    still on the rocks, then youre not living in the supernatural. No matter how manyexciting and spectacular things happen during the church service, if you cant

    apply what you hear about the Word of God to your life when you get home,

    youre not living supernaturally. Youre living in defeat.

    But if, on the other hand, you dont experience anything emotionally exciting

    or spectacular while youre at church, but when you get home, you can apply the

    teaching youve heard from the Word of God to your own circumstances, then

    you are living in the supernatural. You are living the supernatural life God

    intended for His children to live because you are getting results and living in

    victory through the Word of God.

    The Spectacular Will Come

    And don't worry that living in the supernatural rather than merely in the

    spectacular is going to doom you to a boring life. What could be boring aboutgetting results from the Word of God? And when we all begin living

    supernaturally the way God wants us to live, the emotions and the spectacular

    manifestations will come when we assemble ourselves together to praise and

    worship God and to share our testimonies. The emotions will rise when I'm athome getting results, and you're at home getting results and someone else is at

    home getting results. When everyone in the congregation is getting results fromthe Word of God, we're all going to shout and sing and dance when we get to

    church.We're going to shout when we get together because somebody got healed this

    week. Somebody got a bill paid this week. Somebody got delivered this week.Somebody was saved from an automobile accident this week. Somebody didn't

    die this week, even though the doctors said he would. We're going to shoutbecause marriages are working on account of the Word. We're going to dance

    and sing because finances are working on account of the Word of God. We're

    going to praise God because the "super" of God has brought people who were in

    bondage out into the supernatural life of freedom. We're going to get excited andemotional and shout about the goodness of the Lord because people who were

    formerly living in defeat are now living in victory.

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    Preface: Supernatural or Showboat?

    Living in victorythat's what living in the supernatural is all about. That's

    what every sermon, every teaching on the Word of God should enable you to do.And that's my purpose in this book. In the pages that follow, I'm going to teachyou how to use the weapons God has given us in His Word to overcome trouble

    in your life.

    In Section I, "Troubling Your Trouble," I'll show you how to use the benefits

    of your status as a born-again child of God to put down deep roots in God's Wordso that your life will bear fruit. Then I'll teach you how to use the forces of peace,

    joy and love to overcome every form of trouble the devil tries to bring against

    you.

    In Section II, "Walking in the Confidence of God in Troubled Times," I'll

    show you how to maintain your victory and continue to live in the supernatural

    even in times of testing, trial and tribulation.

    Throughout the book, I'll show you from the Word that just because trouble

    comes, it doesn't have to overcome! And long be