Eric Thomas | Committing to GOD pt.1 (Spiritual Development Series)

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  1. GoldenAslTv

    GoldenAslTv6 days ago

    this man ET.. is not keeping ANY commandments. But insist on speaking about God. Christ prophesied about these things.

  2. GoldenAslTv

    GoldenAslTv4 days ago

    @SistaSunshine Smith what does the fruit of the spirit o have to do with keeping the commandments?

  3. SistaSunshine Smith

    SistaSunshine Smith5 days ago

    ​AAAmen! God's fruit...love joy peace patience kindness self-control gentleness & faithfulness & goodness..ready to eat! AAAmen! Daily Bread!! John 4:34

  4. Yaboytez

    Yaboytez7 days ago

    God is good.

  5. AI Durant

    AI Durant8 days ago

    E snapped 🔥🔥🔥

  6. MrPleza

    MrPleza10 days ago

    Amen

  7. GTOmadethatbeat

    GTOmadethatbeat12 days ago

    Convicted my heart. Most definitely got to dig deeper and pray more

  8. CHILD OF GOD

    CHILD OF GOD13 days ago

    Check Gino Jennings

  9. Im Ahni

    Im Ahni13 days ago

    GO PUT ON YOUR CLOTHES GET OUTTA BED, U BEIN LAZY NOW - how did he know...

  10. Dave Rvmirxz

    Dave Rvmirxz15 days ago

    I have a serious question Pastor Eric. How do you know that #Jesus and #God was a real story? I have a hard time accepting that an underage virgin girl got pregnant without having any intercourse? I got an anxiety attack having a discussion with some ignorant christians today. Jesus Christ represents the Sun. So how is a man going to get whipped and carried a quarter ton wooden cross over 10miles as he's pouring out blood? That's physically impossible any human being or human body to do. Then to get nailed to a cross and hang there enough to tell the world that you forgive the world for their sins before dying? Where's the cloth with his blood at? Where is the ark of noah?

  11. The Quran Now

    The Quran Now15 days ago

    Yhwh/Allah says 🌹🌺💐Quran17 🌺🍊🌴💐🌹 Verily, this Qur'ân guides to that which is most just and right and gives glad tidings to the believers who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a great reward (Paradise). (9) And that those who believe not in the Hereafter, for them We (God) have prepared a painful torment (Hell). (10) And man invokes (God/Allâh/Yahweh) for evil as he invokes (Him) for good . And man is ever hasty (11) And We have appointed the night and the day as two signs. Then, We have obliterated the sign of the night while We have made the sign of the day illuminating, that you may seek bounty from your Lord, and that you may know the number of the years and the reckoning. And We have explained everything (in detail) with full explanation. (12) And We have fastened every man's deeds to his neck. And on the Day of Resurrection, We shall bring out for him a book which he will find wide open. (13) (It will be said to him): "Read your book. You yourself are sufficient as a reckoner against you this Day." (14) Whoever goes right, then he goes right only for the benefit of his ownself. And whoever goes astray, then he goes astray to his own loss. No one laden with burdens can bear another's burden. And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning). (15) And when We decide to destroy a town (population), We (first) send a definite order (to obey Allâh/God/Yahweh and be righteous) to those among them who lead a life of luxury. Then, they transgress therein, and thus the word (of torment) is justified against it (them). Then We destroy it with complete destruction (16) And how many generations have We destroyed after Noah! And Sufficient is your Lord as an All-Knower and All-Beholder of the sins of His servants. (17) Whoever desires the quick-passing (transitory enjoyment of this world), We readily grant him what We will for whom We like. Then, afterwards, We have appointed for him Hell, he will burn therein disgraced and rejected, (18) And whoever desires the Hereafter and strives for it, with the necessary effort due for it (i.e. righteous deeds ) while he is a believer , then such are the ones whose striving shall be appreciated, (thanked and rewarded by Allâh/God/Yahweh). (19) On - each these as well as those - We bestow from the Bounties of your Lord. And the Bounties of your Lord can never be forbidden. (20) See how We prefer one above another (in this world) and verily, the Hereafter will be greater in degrees and greater in preference (21) Set not up with Allâh/Yahweh/God any other god, (O man)! , or you will sit down reproved, forsaken (in the Hell-fire). (22) And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour. (23) And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: "My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was young." (24) Your Lord knows best what is in your inner-selves. If you are righteous, then, verily, He is Ever Most Forgiving to those who turn unto Him again and again in obedience, and in repentance. (25) And give to the kinsman his due and to the poor and to the wayfarer. But spend not wastefully (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift . (26) Verily, spendthrifts are brothers of the devils , and the Devil (Satan) is ever ungrateful to his Lord. (27) And if you turn away from them (kindred, poor, wayfarer, whom We have ordered you to give their rights, but if you have no money at the time they ask you for it) and you are awaiting a mercy from your Lord for which you hope, then, speak unto them a soft, kind word . (28) And let not your hand be tied (like a miser) to your neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach (like a spendthrift), so that you become blameworthy and in severe poverty. (29) Truly, your Lord enlarges the provision for whom He wills and straitens (for whom He wills). Verily, He is Ever All-Knower, All-Seer of His slaves. (30) And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We shall provide for them as well as for you. Surely, the killing of them is a great sin. (31) And come not near to the unlawful sexual intercourse. Verily, it is an immoral sin, and an evil way . (32) And do not kill anyone whose killing Allâh/God has forbidden, except for a just cause. And whoever is killed wrongfully , We have given his heir the authority [(to demand Law of Equality in punishment- or to forgive, or to take blood - money)]. But let him not exceed limits in the matter of taking life (i.e he should not kill except the killer). Verily, he is helped (by the divine law) (33) And come not near to the orphan's property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength. And fulfil (every) covenant. Verily! the covenant, will be questioned about. (34) And give full measure when you measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight. That is good (advantageous) and better in the end. (35) And follow not (O man i.e., say not, or do not or witness not) that of which you have no knowledge. Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those one will be questioned (by Allâh/Yahweh). (36) And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance. Verily, you can neither rend nor penetrate the earth, nor can you attain a stature like the mountains in height. (37) All the bad aspects of these (the above mentioned things) are hateful to your Lord. (38) This is (part) of wisdom which your Lord has revealed to you (O Muhammad ). And set not up with Allâh/God/yahweh any other god lest you should be thrown into Hell, blameworthy and rejected, (from God's Mercy). (39) Has then your Lord (O pagans) preferred for you sons, and taken for Himself from among the angels daughters? Verily! You indeed utter an awful saying.(40) And surely, We have explained [Our Promises, Warnings and (set forth many) examples] in this Qur'ân that they (the disbelievers) may take heed, but it increases them in naught save aversion. (41) Say (O Muhammad to polytheists, pagans): "If there had been other gods along with Him (God) as they assert, then they would certainly have sought out a way to the Lord of the Throne (seeking His Pleasures and to be near to Him).(42) Glorified and High is He! From High above (the great falsehood) that they say! .(43) The seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein, glorify Him and there is not a thing but glorifies His Praise. But you understand not their glorification. Truly, He is Ever Forbearing, Oft-Forgiving.(44) 🌺🍊🌹💐🌺🌺🌹🍊💐

  12. Frank Worrell Sr.

    Frank Worrell Sr.15 days ago

    Yes! 🚀

  13. D LaMotte

    D LaMotte16 days ago

    What a message! I love you brother. Thank you so much. God bless!

  14. Krystal Woods

    Krystal Woods16 days ago

    He wants ALL

  15. Christopher Barrett

    Christopher Barrett17 days ago

    Thank you for this awesome

  16. Money Link

    Money Link17 days ago

    Mann i really received this message today ET, thank you so much.

  17. Pierre M

    Pierre M17 days ago

    Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you ET!

  18. Matthew Pearson

    Matthew Pearson18 days ago

    Had pause an listen im coming up on the rough side of the mountain amen

  19. Steven Mcbride

    Steven Mcbride18 days ago

    I hear what u r saying E....

  20. Emmanuel Mallam

    Emmanuel Mallam18 days ago

    Giving our ALL to God daily in this journey we call life. He is always ready and willing to help us

  21. Sawty Sawt

    Sawty Sawt18 days ago

    Hey Love ..- Question Why do We need A middle man (Jesus)..to pray too instead of praying to the our most high directly????

  22. C Marshall, BCC Resident

    C Marshall, BCC Resident16 days ago

    Jesus said My Father and I are One. So when you pray to Jesus you are praying to God. You are recognizing the sacrificial lamb. You can pray to God. The Holy Spirit conveys what you are unable to say with words.

  23. Pamela Richards

    Pamela Richards18 days ago

    You are such a Blessing from the Lord. Glory to God.

  24. BEsther K

    BEsther K19 days ago

    Perfect Word for the season...

  25. Justin Payne

    Justin Payne19 days ago

    I just had to go somewhere and congratulation you on your SUPERBOWL COMMERCIAL with Guaranteed Rate. This is so inspiring for me... I just heard your voice and I started OMGing.. It's great to see and hear someone that looks like you make it.. Congratulations and thank you for all you do..

  26. PrK Zoomin

    PrK Zoomin19 days ago

    God has a Plan, Trust it, Live it, Enjoy it.

  27. camercial1

    camercial119 days ago

    Took you 25 minutes just to get to the first point I want you're all it taking too long young people going to leave that too much in between talkin love you on the business stuff talking I think you do that better than preaching front of corporate front of NFL NBA sorry just for me I guess

  28. Franklin Hilary Ezenwa

    Franklin Hilary Ezenwa19 days ago

    Amen!!!

  29. Chainz5

    Chainz519 days ago

    Amen lets swing on Gods strength.

  30. TribalQuest Records

    TribalQuest Records19 days ago

    Mahalo ET for blessing us with the word🙏🤙

  31. Mr Goode

    Mr Goode19 days ago

    A powerful sermon. It's not about the religion but the relationship! God bless pastor Eric Thomas.

  32. YeahImiz31

    YeahImiz3119 days ago

    Hahahahaha them ppl who gave this word a thumb down must be them cocky-self ppl🤔😂😂😂 #ComeOffThatHighHorse Before you fall off that high horse😵🤯🤕

  33. Caroline Portillo

    Caroline Portillo19 days ago

    Jesus Christ is king!

  34. Caroline Portillo

    Caroline Portillo19 days ago

    Yessir 🔥🔥💪🏼. God Bless You ET !!! .

  35. Keith Butler

    Keith Butler19 days ago

    I enjoyed the message of you it lift me up today it filled my soul

  36. Melvin Franklin Jr.

    Melvin Franklin Jr.19 days ago

    Someone really disliked this???

  37. Brown Burgundy

    Brown Burgundy19 days ago

    It’s good!!

  38. sara bailey

    sara bailey19 days ago

    Good Morning 😃 Great Sunday message !! In the name of Jesus 🙏

  39. Mindy Jo Nickerson

    Mindy Jo Nickerson19 days ago

    Real talk!!!

  40. Mindy Jo Nickerson

    Mindy Jo Nickerson19 days ago

    Amen amen amen!!!

  41. Mindy Jo Nickerson

    Mindy Jo Nickerson19 days ago

    Shew!!!! 😭🙌🏽♥️ I had to come back and finish this today!

  42. cameron brock

    cameron brock19 days ago

    I was on track to drop out of high school when I heard his famous "want it as bad as you want to breath" speech, since then I graduated and moved away from my hometown on my own and I'm now working towards being a chef after countless attempts, multiple jobs, since that time I first heard of et, I appreciate your existence, it's come along away for me. Listen to this man he will show you things about yourself you never knew you could do.

  43. Attracting Authenticity

    Attracting Authenticity19 days ago

    Truly a life changing speech 🙏💕

  44. Towanda Allen

    Towanda Allen20 days ago

    Amen and all is well! 👼👼👼👼👼👼👼👼

  45. Malcom X

    Malcom X20 days ago

    Teach ☕️

  46. Chris Sides

    Chris Sides20 days ago

    I posted this revelation I received in the chat today, but it didn't post for some strange reason. In regards to what Pastor ET said about being the apple of GOD's eyes. The Bible reveals to us, that HIS eyes are 10,000 x more brighter than the sun. So, what does that make us.... as the apple of HIS eyes. B R I L L I A N T. Great Word from Pastor ET today. True edification.

  47. CHINO The Dream Giver

    CHINO The Dream Giver20 days ago

    Hearing you loud and clear.. Holy Spirit revealed to me the Book of Enoch in 2010.. and I had a revelation that has grown in Faith and manifestations like Only my father and creator can bless me with- that even my friends next to me have benefited ..

  48. Anthony Lipetri

    Anthony Lipetri20 days ago

    The discreet nic presumably plan because dibble reassembly multiply onto a victorious prose. absent, fixed sentence

  49. d brison

    d brison20 days ago

    🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  50. d brison

    d brison20 days ago

    Glory!!!!

  51. MsBdoll87

    MsBdoll8720 days ago

    This was so good! Lord, please help me. Ive tried on my own and have failed miserably. Help me want what you want. Not my own sinful, selfish desires. I give you all of me!

  52. Shevéze Kristos

    Shevéze Kristos20 days ago

    I’ve been waiting for these. Spiritual Developments. Now there’s a series?! Wow. LETS GOOOO! PLEEEASE upload the old ones. One in particular had a greed and black wallpaper. Need it. Necessity. I’m hungry. Let’s eat!!! WE🆙❗️

  53. Torrance Jordan

    Torrance Jordan20 days ago

    Brother Thomas @ 28:50 I stop working out.....don't miss twenty-eight colon FITHY. When I meet you . I'm gonna explain, if you have time how I stopped borrowing. God bless!!! CHRISTB4everything!!!Lesssgoo

  54. JAN

    JAN20 days ago

    yessir gotta level up in Jesus’ Name❤️✝️🙏🌱👍

  55. Tiffany Rosado

    Tiffany Rosado20 days ago

    “Get ready for the answer” 😌

  56. Tiffany Rosado

    Tiffany Rosado20 days ago

    Powerful 🥰 Thank you 🙏

  57. Sassy Cinderella

    Sassy Cinderella20 days ago

    Amen 🙏🏽

  58. Richtherealtor

    Richtherealtor20 days ago

    Love this ET!!!!!!

  59. Cleon

    Cleon20 days ago

    It’s frustrating when I catch the ad in the middle of the prayer

  60. PrK Zoomin

    PrK Zoomin20 days ago

    Go Hard or Go Home

  61. Joeee Daniel

    Joeee Daniel20 days ago

    Thanks for checking me this morning in Jesus name! God don’t want anything less than 100!

  62. Byron TGI Friday

    Byron TGI Friday20 days ago

    Takeaways; 1. Cut out the middleman; This is a high-level principle. Unfortunately because ET didn't go deep on this principle it will go over the heads of many. 2. ET's method of communication / delivering the message. Because of ET's unique method delivery He's sort of speaks in roundabout ways with a lot of jargon... most of it you have to read into it to understand what he's talking about. Essentially he's getting at; What are the prerequisites for success and being content in life; 1. You don't need to understand God if you're a content, person that's graceful and lives with joy, gratitude, humility. If you're putting out good energy into the world You will reap what you sow. The content person has the above attributes that I outlined. 2. Getting real AF; much of hip-hop culture embodies significantly more negative than it does positive. Attributes of negative hip-hop culture; 1. Embodiment of discontentment - proliferation of drama, bad relationships, shit talking, poor lifestyle choices, unhealthy human condition by using weed, alcohol and drugs as painkillers to avoid real-life. Hip hop culture has way more unhealthy attributes than it does healthy. 2. Weed consumption; Look at successful entrepreneurs, Look at successful athletes, Look at successful people in the 21st century.... These groups of people are habitual consumers of mine altering substances; drugs named weed, alcohol nicotine. These legal mind-altering substances; put the user at a disadvantage in life. Weed makes you soft, weed compromises men and womens emotional regulation / problem solving. ****** Lastly; sucking down cigarettes, the side effects of weed are subtle at first but over time add up in a cunning way where the user can't see the detriments to their brain health. This world is more complex than ever - daily regular use of cigarettes and weed make men and women fucking soft.

  63. Matthew R

    Matthew R20 days ago

    The jolly lamp morally last because columnist exclusively hover below a plastic town. stingy, bumpy voyage

  64. CJ Ford

    CJ Ford20 days ago

    This is beautiful. This is true confirmation for me🙌❤️🙏

  65. moldy xx

    moldy xx20 days ago

    Wow yes

  66. Troy Edler

    Troy Edler20 days ago

    I love the way you broke it down Bro!

  67. modupe williams

    modupe williams20 days ago

    I'M NOT A CHRISTIAN

  68. Lowislane Love

    Lowislane Love19 days ago

    You don't have to be a Christian bcuz im a BELIEVER, so jus knw u can still have the same access as anyone who is fully one, jus believe

  69. NickTV

    NickTV20 days ago

    This was much needed ET

  70. Tina-Marie Crocker

    Tina-Marie Crocker20 days ago

    This is one of the most powerful sermons that I have heard and the timing is perfect. Hallelujah

  71. Caleb Thornhill

    Caleb Thornhill20 days ago

    Amen!!! I needed this!!

  72. George martinez

    George martinez20 days ago

    I been born again walking with the Lord since 08 and this video right here taught me something I never thought about in all the sermons I’ve heard over the years. That’s why the Lord prospers you my brother. You really about this life and truly seek God to guide your steps. It all makes sense and you are speaking some straight up facts . Also all the respect in the world for being bold with His name. It’s time for me and those who received the message to really step it up. Thank you for this sermon and God bless everyone in ..JESUS name.

  73. Bigg Fluff

    Bigg Fluff18 days ago

    Amen

  74. Terrell Williams

    Terrell Williams19 days ago

    Amen 🙏🏽

  75. LaVonne Hawkins

    LaVonne Hawkins20 days ago

    Thank You ET. Appreciate the time and wisdom in this message. Committing to God💜Amen

  76. OG Car Perfume

    OG Car Perfume20 days ago

    I have just recently discovered your channel i am from South African and i must say i have mad respect for you Brother E -God Bless You -Hope to see you in South Africa one day.

  77. TazClutch Richardson

    TazClutch Richardson20 days ago

    Thank you

  78. Jermaine Heath

    Jermaine Heath20 days ago

    There is value and power in the hymns!

  79. Steven Kietzke

    Steven Kietzke20 days ago

    ET thanks for opening this day with the word of the lord God

  80. Kenneth Victor

    Kenneth Victor20 days ago

    Amen! All IN!

  81. Shannin Flowers

    Shannin Flowers20 days ago

    Amen

  82. Mindy Jo Nickerson

    Mindy Jo Nickerson20 days ago

    Sing!!!

  83. SHAE L

    SHAE L20 days ago

    I needed this.

  84. God Willing TV

    God Willing TV20 days ago

    ET you dont know how much you have helped me My brother. I sincerely thank you For Doing God's work and sharing ya testimony

  85. Country Lifestyle

    Country Lifestyle20 days ago

    Black History in the making. Happy Black History Month yall🙏🏾🙌🏾✊🏾💪🏾💯

  86. Motivation Plus

    Motivation Plus20 days ago

    You have no idea of how this man changed my life👏👏

  87. Byron TGI Friday

    Byron TGI Friday20 days ago

    Ummm Yes we do. Haha Believe us we know.. I would imagine that you're a much more joyful person... I will bet any amount of money that you're a wiser and more content person. Putting more positive energy into the world.. being a blessing to the world.

  88. All sports Highlights fan

    All sports Highlights fan20 days ago

    Ye

  89. Aniah Tv

    Aniah Tv20 days ago

    no, you have no idea how you've changed my life. Keep up the work man. Very thankful for your channel.

  90. Adam Bouzid

    Adam Bouzid20 days ago

    Number 1 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  91. The Balance519 PODCAST

    The Balance519 PODCAST20 days ago

    I’m doing my cardio to this one!!! God Bless you all this beautiful Sunday!!

  92. Melissa Baird

    Melissa Baird20 days ago

    Waiting

  93. Al Matthews III

    Al Matthews III21 day ago

    right on time OG

  94. Tiffany Rosado

    Tiffany Rosado20 days ago

    OG for sure 🥰

  95. Pay It Forward Corporation

    Pay It Forward Corporation21 day ago

    I'm waiting for it I need it

  96. Byron TGI Friday

    Byron TGI Friday20 days ago

    Turn of the internet and social media for 90 days; Make a list; 1. How you want to feel and how you do not want to feel. 2. Identify the negative behaviors that leading to You're discontent unhappy feeling. Make a list of the behaviors and changes, and thought processes that will lead you to a more content state to more of a positive state where you feeling good instead of searching for happiness and searching for joy. 3. Make a list of behaviors and thought processes that are not serving you and may also at the same time make a list of the contrary behavior and thought process that will lead you to be in content. Suggestions; Don't wait for it work for it - running hide from discontentment..... And run to behaviors and thought processes that bring you joy and contentment. This might mean not hanging out with negative people who are in living in the victim mindset.

  97. Sal Barrios

    Sal Barrios21 day ago

    Everybody wants to be a beast until it's time to do beast things ...

  98. SistaSunshine Smith

    SistaSunshine Smith5 days ago

    ​AAAmen! God's fruit...love joy peace patience kindness self-control gentleness & faithfulness & goodness..ready to eat! AAAmen! Daily Bread!! John 4:34

  99. Byron TGI Friday

    Byron TGI Friday20 days ago

    One hundred!

  100. Ebay Addicts

    Ebay Addicts21 day ago

    We appreciate you Eric thomas.🌠🎇🎆

  101. Bruce Johnson

    Bruce Johnson20 days ago

    💯