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Conference Notes for Session 2

Ed Young spoke on Friday morning (9/26/14) at the conference. These are the notes I took during the session:

As Joyce Meyer introduced Ed Young, she mentioned that she had seen him carrying around a red umbrella and that it had her curious. Ed Young walked onto the stage carrying a red umbrella.

He started by leading us in a cheer: “You got it, now use it!”

-Have you ever paddled away from authority??

-In order to understand authority we must be under God’s authority.

-People are looking for God in their lives: God works through authority figures!

>When we reject God’s authority we become castaways like the devil or Adam and Eve.

Saul at Mickmash

1 Samuel 15:11-12 “I am grieved that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from me and has not carried out my instructions.” Samuel was troubled, and he cried out to the Lord all that night. Early in the morning Samuel got up and went to meet Saul, but he was told, “Saul has gone to Carmel. There he has set up a monument in his own honor and has turned and gone on down to Gilgal.”

Saul got ahead of God, he didn’t wait for the appointed time.

{So to answer the question above, Have you ever paddled away from authority?}

I saw…, I thought…, I felt… = Paddling away from authority

{Any time that you are governed by what you see and think and feel you should imagine yourself in a boat with a paddle in your hands pushing away from God. Ed Young demonstrated using his red umbrella for a paddle}

The Red Umbrella = the authority of God

If you keep the umbrella at arm’s length (because you don’t like authority) you get drenched in dysfunction!

If you get under the umbrella (the authority of God) you are protected.

>>>We must get under those things God has put over us so we can get over those things God has put under us!

If we are under authority there is:




Diamonds are ugly and rough but when they are cut and chipped they are beautiful.

-God is using people in authority to cut and chip away things to make us better.

-You cannot understand your uniqueness until you are under the authority of God.

~Authority issues in marriage

* * * Marriage is Brute-iful * * *

God made men and women different so that He could make them one.

Men are to sacrifice. That is to take the initiative

Women are to submit. That is to arrange under(think of the umbrella)

1 Corinthians 11:3 Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

Men should be unselfish and committed

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ does the church —

Men should be understanding

1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

Men give honor to the wife

3 Problems in marriage

>>Power –leadership and submission

>>Money –self explanatory

>>Sex –know your no’s

{Kids aren’t a problem in marriage but Ed brought them up when he mentioned sex}

Keeping Intimacy at a Distance Successfully

Ed explained how the umbrella(authority of God) works in marriage. The husband is supposed to carry the umbrella for his wife/family. He is the “Umbrella Fella.” The wife is supposed to let him do this and walk close to him under the protection, protection and purpose that the umbrella brings. She is a “Parasol Princess.” However some men are intimidated by the umbrella(the responsibility of hearing from God for the family) and for whatever reason they lay down that umbrella. Women don’t have a problem holding the umbrella and if their husband has laid it down the wife will pick it up. Some husbands hold the umbrella but the wife won’t walk under it.


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