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The Key To Blessings and Victory (Live in Israel) Part 2 (Hillsong Channel)

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  • - female announcer: Today
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  • with Joseph Prince.
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  • - Joseph Prince: What do you
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  • do with a gift?
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  • You receive it.
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  • Righteousness is not something
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  • you obtain by your law-keeping,
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  • by your works.
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  • It is a gift.
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  • Say gift again.
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  • Those who receive what?
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  • Abundance of grace.
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  • Is it possible to preach
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  • too much grace?
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  • No, the Bible says it's
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  • - announcer: A victorious life
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  • can be your reality right now.
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  • Today, as a thank you
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  • for your gift of any amount to
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  • the ministry, we would like to
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  • send you Joseph's latest
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  • 4-CD audio series, "Rest
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  • and You Will Reign in Life."
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  • - Joseph Prince: Rest.
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  • The work is finished.
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  • Our sins are forgiven.
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  • Our bodies are healed.
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  • We are redeemed.
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  • The curse is destroyed.
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  • Do you understand, church?
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  • We now enter into rest.
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  • and get the full story of what
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  • Jesus did for you at Calvary.
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  • at 1-877-901-4300, or visit
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  • - Joseph Prince: Had this
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  • particular security guy
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  • following us around.
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  • And he was--he looked
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  • very depressed.
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  • He was very depressed,
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  • and I asked him for his name.
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  • He didn't speak much English,
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  • but he understood better
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  • than spoke in English.
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  • He understood the things
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  • that I said.
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  • And he was listening, listening,
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  • and he followed us everywhere
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  • we go.
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  • And I could see that he lived by
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  • himself, almost like a recluse.
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  • Very depressed,
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  • but I was looking at him.
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  • And slowly, as the days passed,
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  • everywhere I go,
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  • he was listening intently.
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  • And on the bus,
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  • we started sharing with him.
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  • And I know some Hebrew, enough
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  • to be dangerous, and I share
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  • with him like those things I've
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  • shared with you for the past
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  • days, a little here and there.
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  • And I saw the change in his face
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  • as the light came on.
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  • And one day, I was just by
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  • the River Jordan with
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  • my pastors.
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  • And I was talking, and all of
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  • a sudden--he's been very quiet.
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  • He just put up his hand,
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  • "Can I say something?"
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  • And I said, "Sure."
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  • He started sharing and opening
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  • his heart, and what a story.
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  • In 2006, Hezbollah in Lebanon
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  • attacked the patrol guards
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  • of the border between Israel and
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  • Lebanon, the Israeli soldiers.
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  • Five were killed,
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  • and two were taken captive.
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  • Some of you know,
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  • it's a well-known story.
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  • Two were taken captive.
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  • For years, Israel
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  • has asked them back, right?
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  • Those two that were taken
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  • captive.
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  • All these five that were killed
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  • and two taken captive were under
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  • this man's command,
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  • this security man.
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  • And he said for the longest
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  • time, he felt so guilty,
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  • he couldn't face the family.
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  • And as he shared,
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  • there were tears in his eyes.
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  • He said that, "I just--
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  • I just feel guilty."
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  • And he says that, "But after
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  • listening to you for these past
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  • few days, I feel like--" And
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  • there was a light in his face,
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  • tears in his eyes.
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  • "A whole load has been lifted
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  • off my shoulders."
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  • A few years after that,
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  • Israel--by the way, that sparked
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  • off the second Lebanese war,
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  • that incident at the border.
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  • And this man was the commander
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  • in charge.
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  • He felt so guilty because he
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  • was in charge of those men at
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  • the time.
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  • Israel asked for those two back.
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  • They didn't know whether they
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  • were alive or not.
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  • And finally, they had to release
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  • 1.000 prisoners to get
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  • the 2 back,
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  • and they got them back dead.
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  • So, he said he's been living by
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  • himself away from people,
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  • just working as a security guy.
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  • And I believe God planned
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  • that he should be with me
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  • to hear the gospel of grace.
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  • If he had heard some mixture,
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  • oh man, I shudder to think what
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  • would happen.
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  • And when I came back again this
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  • year, I wanted no one else but
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  • him, and he's with me today.
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  • Would you like to see him?
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  • Would you come?
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  • And our guide is going to come.
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  • I just would like you all
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  • to see him.
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  • This is Rafi,
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  • my friend Rafi.
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  • He was a major,
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  • major of the commanding post
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  • when the incident happened.
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  • Today, he's a security guy.
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  • This is my favorite guide,
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  • Yuval.
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  • Yuval's going to help translate
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  • he understands English, but his
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  • expression is better in Hebrew.
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  • So, you just tell them how you
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  • were before you met me,
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  • and just in a short way.
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  • - Yuval: Okay, he's saying that
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  • of course after the incident
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  • and the war, he went through
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  • a very difficult time.
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  • And when he met you pastor,
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  • Pastor Prince, after a year ago
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  • that you have taught him about
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  • Jesus, and his life changed.
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  • And he just saw the light.
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  • - Joseph: And I met Yuval.
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  • This is my guide, Yuval.
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  • And my mother loves him.
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  • My mother says something about
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  • his eyes.
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  • Thank God my father has
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  • already gone to be with Jesus.
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  • But I met Yuval in 2006,
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  • my first time meeting him,
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  • and he was everywhere.
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  • And he was--he was hungry for
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  • the truth.
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  • You know, the guides, many
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  • of them, they know about Jesus,
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  • but the most important thing is
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  • to believe in him in a personal
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  • way, to believe him as
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  • your Savior, as your Lord.
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  • So, tell them what happened in
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  • Caesarea Philippi.
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  • - Yuval: Yeah, it was some time
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  • after the war, 2006 now that I'm
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  • thinking about it.
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  • - Joseph: The incident the
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  • sparked off the second Lebanese
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  • war, 2006.
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  • - Yuval: November that we all
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  • had the privilege to be your
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  • tour guide, and we all went to
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  • a very special place to
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  • Caesarea Philippi.
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  • - Joseph: There are two
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  • Caesareas.
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  • This is Caesarea, and that's
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  • Caesarea Philippi at the north.
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  • - Yuval: I think you all know
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  • this was the place where Jesus
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  • came with the disciples,
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  • and he asked them the question,
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  • who do people say that he is?
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  • And we began to discuss this
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  • question too because me too,
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  • I was looking for the truth.
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  • And you've changed my life
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  • too, pastor.
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  • - Joseph: Who is Jesus to you
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  • now?
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  • - Yuval: Saved my life.
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  • - Joseph: Amen,
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  • praise the Lord.
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  • Give them a hand, hallelujah.
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  • Thank you very much, amen.
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  • You see, I call them--
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  • I call them the Bikkurim.
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  • Bikkurim in Hebrew means
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  • the firstfruits.
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  • So, I'm seeing results
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  • everywhere the gospel of grace
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  • is being preached.
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  • There's no other gospel, people.
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  • Grace is not a teaching.
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  • It's not a curriculum
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  • in a Bible school.
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  • You know, you have hermeneutics,
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  • homiletics, numatology,
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  • and all that, and then grace.
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  • Grace is not a topic,
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  • it's the gospel.
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  • Grace came with Jesus Christ,
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  • amen?
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  • But can you have too much grace,
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  • Pastor Prince?
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  • Well, let's read.
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  • Let's go into the lesson today,
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  • shall we?
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  • All right, before the sun sets,
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  • all right?
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  • Romans 5:17.
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  • Romans 5:17 says,
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  • "By one man's offense,"
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  • who is that?
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  • Adam.
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  • "Death reigned through that one,
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  • much more," say much more.
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  • "Those who receive," and this
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  • receive is present tense in the
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  • Greek.
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  • You must be
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  • continually conscious.
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  • In other words, a believer
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  • doesn't receive only one time.
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  • The receive here is present
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  • continuous tense.
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  • Those who receive what?
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  • "Abundance of grace and
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  • of the gift of righteousness."
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  • Say gift three times.
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  • Righteousness is a?
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  • What do you do with a gift?
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  • You receive it.
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  • Righteousness is not something
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  • you obtain by your law-keeping,
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  • by your works.
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  • It is a gift.
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  • Say gift again.
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  • Those who receive what?
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  • Abundance of grace.
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  • Is it possible to preach
  • 00:09:05.140 --> 00:09:06.060
  • too much grace?
  • 00:09:06.060 --> 00:09:07.120
  • No, the Bible says it's through
  • 00:09:07.120 --> 00:09:08.110
  • the abundance of grace
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  • and the gift of righteousness
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  • you will reign in life.
  • 00:09:15.000 --> 00:09:18.000
  • You will reign in life.
  • 00:09:18.000 --> 00:09:20.020
  • Why is it that we don't see
  • 00:09:20.020 --> 00:09:21.290
  • believers reigning?
  • 00:09:21.290 --> 00:09:23.030
  • Because if I were the devil--
  • 00:09:23.030 --> 00:09:25.210
  • and I'm not the devil because
  • 00:09:25.210 --> 00:09:27.200
  • the devil is never this
  • 00:09:27.200 --> 00:09:28.190
  • good looking.
  • 00:09:31.050 --> 00:09:34.050
  • You want to see how the devil
  • 00:09:34.050 --> 00:09:34.230
  • looks like?
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  • Okay, hang on.
  • 00:09:35.150 --> 00:09:38.150
  • Two gifts, abundance of grace
  • 00:09:38.280 --> 00:09:41.280
  • and the gift of righteousness,
  • 00:09:41.280 --> 00:09:43.170
  • you'll reign in life.
  • 00:09:43.170 --> 00:09:45.050
  • If I were the devil, I would
  • 00:09:45.050 --> 00:09:46.020
  • attack these two truths.
  • 00:09:46.020 --> 00:09:48.240
  • I would attack it with
  • 00:09:48.240 --> 00:09:49.290
  • all that I have.
  • 00:09:49.290 --> 00:09:51.010
  • Matt, I would attack those who
  • 00:09:51.010 --> 00:09:52.240
  • preach abundance of grace, and I
  • 00:09:52.240 --> 00:09:53.290
  • will say that, "He's preaching
  • 00:09:53.290 --> 00:09:55.080
  • too much grace.
  • 00:09:55.080 --> 00:09:56.150
  • He's preaching abundance
  • 00:09:56.150 --> 00:09:57.230
  • of grace."
  • 00:09:57.230 --> 00:09:58.250
  • And I'll attack those who say,
  • 00:09:58.250 --> 00:10:00.240
  • "You can be right
  • 00:10:00.240 --> 00:10:02.150
  • as a gift with God.
  • 00:10:02.150 --> 00:10:04.010
  • Your righteousness is a gift,
  • 00:10:04.010 --> 00:10:05.280
  • I'll attack that."
  • 00:10:05.280 --> 00:10:07.050
  • And I'll say that they are
  • 00:10:07.050 --> 00:10:08.080
  • promoting license to sin.
  • 00:10:08.080 --> 00:10:10.050
  • They are promoting--you see,
  • 00:10:10.050 --> 00:10:11.070
  • the devil knows the moment
  • 00:10:11.070 --> 00:10:13.040
  • people receive this gift,
  • 00:10:13.040 --> 00:10:14.050
  • they will reign in life.
  • 00:10:14.050 --> 00:10:16.120
  • And when you reign in life,
  • 00:10:16.120 --> 00:10:18.090
  • your sinful habits don't.
  • 00:10:18.090 --> 00:10:20.080
  • When you reign in life,
  • 00:10:20.080 --> 00:10:22.040
  • the devil doesn't.
  • 00:10:22.040 --> 00:10:23.280
  • When you reign in life,
  • 00:10:23.280 --> 00:10:25.250
  • circumstances are under your
  • 00:10:25.250 --> 00:10:26.280
  • feet, and you are not under it.
  • 00:10:26.280 --> 00:10:29.240
  • You are reigning in life.
  • 00:10:30.020 --> 00:10:33.020
  • And yet, it's almost like the
  • 00:10:33.020 --> 00:10:35.190
  • wool has been pulled over our
  • 00:10:35.190 --> 00:10:37.080
  • eyes, and we miss this wonderful
  • 00:10:37.080 --> 00:10:39.160
  • truth that God has for us.
  • 00:10:39.160 --> 00:10:41.170
  • It's only by the abundance
  • 00:10:41.170 --> 00:10:42.140
  • of grace and the gift of
  • 00:10:42.140 --> 00:10:43.170
  • righteousness that one reigns.
  • 00:10:43.170 --> 00:10:45.140
  • A man wrote to me,
  • 00:10:45.140 --> 00:10:48.070
  • back then he was 29 years old.
  • 00:10:48.070 --> 00:10:50.110
  • Now, he's probably early 30s.
  • 00:10:50.110 --> 00:10:51.250
  • And he wrote to me this
  • 00:10:51.250 --> 00:10:53.220
  • testimony that he was bound with
  • 00:10:54.010 --> 00:10:57.010
  • an addiction to pornography.
  • 00:10:57.130 --> 00:11:00.150
  • And he said, "Pastor Prince,
  • 00:11:00.150 --> 00:11:02.050
  • when I heard you say, 'Even in
  • 00:11:02.050 --> 00:11:03.250
  • the midst of your sin, while you
  • 00:11:03.250 --> 00:11:05.270
  • are you smoking, whatever your
  • 00:11:05.270 --> 00:11:07.040
  • addiction is, say, "I am
  • 00:11:07.040 --> 00:11:08.060
  • the righteousness of God
  • 00:11:08.060 --> 00:11:10.050
  • in Christ.'"
  • 00:11:10.050 --> 00:11:11.290
  • Say, "I'm the righteousness
  • 00:11:11.290 --> 00:11:13.100
  • of God in Christ."
  • 00:11:13.100 --> 00:11:14.210
  • And the last thing the devil
  • 00:11:14.210 --> 00:11:15.100
  • will say, "How can you say that
  • 00:11:15.100 --> 00:11:16.290
  • after what you have done, or
  • 00:11:16.290 --> 00:11:18.280
  • what you are doing right now?"
  • 00:11:18.280 --> 00:11:20.150
  • The devil wants you to believe
  • 00:11:20.150 --> 00:11:22.090
  • that righteousness is based on
  • 00:11:22.090 --> 00:11:24.050
  • what you do or what
  • 00:11:24.050 --> 00:11:25.080
  • you don't do.
  • 00:11:25.080 --> 00:11:26.100
  • But the Bible says seek first
  • 00:11:26.100 --> 00:11:27.290
  • his, not yours, his
  • 00:11:27.290 --> 00:11:29.130
  • righteousness, which is a gift,
  • 00:11:29.130 --> 00:11:31.010
  • and all the things that you want
  • 00:11:31.010 --> 00:11:32.150
  • in life will be added to you."
  • 00:11:34.000 --> 00:11:37.000
  • So, this man, when he heard me
  • 00:11:37.000 --> 00:11:39.210
  • preach that, he started
  • 00:11:39.210 --> 00:11:41.010
  • declaring while he was
  • 00:11:41.010 --> 00:11:42.040
  • watching--I said while he was
  • 00:11:42.040 --> 00:11:43.120
  • watching, the last thing you
  • 00:11:43.120 --> 00:11:44.200
  • want to do is to confess
  • 00:11:44.200 --> 00:11:45.170
  • you're the righteousness of God
  • 00:11:45.170 --> 00:11:46.120
  • in Christ.
  • 00:11:46.120 --> 00:11:47.000
  • How many of you understand that?
  • 00:11:47.000 --> 00:11:48.050
  • And he says he's--by the way,
  • 00:11:48.050 --> 00:11:49.140
  • I need to tell you that he's
  • 00:11:49.140 --> 00:11:50.090
  • a martial artist, advanced stage
  • 00:11:50.090 --> 00:11:53.020
  • which means he's very highly
  • 00:11:53.020 --> 00:11:55.240
  • disciplined.
  • 00:11:55.240 --> 00:11:56.230
  • He says that with all his
  • 00:11:56.230 --> 00:11:57.130
  • discipline, with all his
  • 00:11:57.130 --> 00:11:58.290
  • his addiction.
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:02.130
  • How many know that your
  • 00:12:02.130 --> 00:12:03.270
  • willpower can only go so far?
  • 00:12:03.270 --> 00:12:06.090
  • One week, two weeks,
  • 00:12:06.090 --> 00:12:07.150
  • you collapse.
  • 00:12:07.150 --> 00:12:09.200
  • But watch this.
  • 00:12:09.200 --> 00:12:10.150
  • He says, "The moment I started
  • 00:12:10.150 --> 00:12:11.070
  • confessing, at first it became
  • 00:12:11.070 --> 00:12:12.090
  • worse," he said,
  • 00:12:12.090 --> 00:12:13.250
  • "and then I kept on confessing.
  • 00:12:13.250 --> 00:12:14.270
  • While I was still in it,
  • 00:12:14.270 --> 00:12:16.150
  • I kept confessing.
  • 00:12:16.150 --> 00:12:17.210
  • And Pastor Prince, I want you to
  • 00:12:17.210 --> 00:12:18.230
  • know that one day, I got up,
  • 00:12:18.230 --> 00:12:19.220
  • and all the desire
  • 00:12:19.220 --> 00:12:20.240
  • It's been a few years before
  • 00:12:22.270 --> 00:12:24.070
  • I start writing to you.
  • 00:12:24.070 --> 00:12:25.060
  • I want you to tell the world
  • 00:12:25.060 --> 00:12:26.160
  • that grace overcomes sin,
  • 00:12:26.160 --> 00:12:29.120
  • and any sinful habits,
  • 00:12:29.120 --> 00:12:31.090
  • or any addictions."
  • 00:12:31.120 --> 00:12:34.120
  • Amen?
  • 00:12:34.120 --> 00:12:35.050
  • For sin shall not have dominion
  • 00:12:35.050 --> 00:12:36.060
  • over you, for you're not under
  • 00:12:36.060 --> 00:12:37.110
  • law, but under grace.
  • 00:12:37.110 --> 00:12:39.020
  • Can I have a good amen?
  • 00:12:39.020 --> 00:12:40.020
  • Now, how are you and I made
  • 00:12:40.020 --> 00:12:41.110
  • righteous?
  • 00:12:41.110 --> 00:12:42.120
  • "But Pastor Prince, isn't
  • 00:12:42.120 --> 00:12:43.000
  • holiness important?"
  • 00:12:43.000 --> 00:12:43.270
  • Listen, friend, the gospel is
  • 00:12:43.270 --> 00:12:44.270
  • not a revelation of holiness.
  • 00:12:44.270 --> 00:12:46.200
  • Holiness is important.
  • 00:12:46.200 --> 00:12:47.290
  • God is thrice holy.
  • 00:12:47.290 --> 00:12:49.070
  • Holy, holy, holy,
  • 00:12:49.070 --> 00:12:50.140
  • Lord God Almighty.
  • 00:12:50.140 --> 00:12:51.120
  • But listen, righteousness is
  • 00:12:51.120 --> 00:12:52.140
  • the root, holiness is the fruit.
  • 00:12:52.140 --> 00:12:55.010
  • For the first four chapters in
  • 00:12:55.010 --> 00:12:57.230
  • Galatians, Paul talked about law
  • 00:12:57.230 --> 00:12:59.020
  • and grace.
  • 00:12:59.020 --> 00:12:59.230
  • Don't go back to the law.
  • 00:12:59.230 --> 00:13:00.220
  • He tells the believers, "Don't
  • 00:13:00.220 --> 00:13:01.120
  • go back to the law.
  • 00:13:01.120 --> 00:13:02.070
  • I'm shocked.
  • 00:13:02.070 --> 00:13:03.060
  • I marveled you are so soon
  • 00:13:03.060 --> 00:13:04.060
  • removed from him who called you
  • 00:13:04.060 --> 00:13:05.130
  • into the grace of Christ into
  • 00:13:05.130 --> 00:13:06.230
  • another gospel."
  • 00:13:06.230 --> 00:13:08.200
  • And he says to the Galatians,
  • 00:13:08.200 --> 00:13:10.100
  • "You are foolish.
  • 00:13:10.100 --> 00:13:12.010
  • Having begun in the Spirit,
  • 00:13:12.010 --> 00:13:13.020
  • are you now made perfect
  • 00:13:13.020 --> 00:13:14.050
  • by the flesh?
  • 00:13:14.050 --> 00:13:14.250
  • Let me ask you a question,"
  • 00:13:14.250 --> 00:13:15.180
  • Paul says.
  • 00:13:15.180 --> 00:13:16.110
  • "Did you receive the Holy Spirit
  • 00:13:16.110 --> 00:13:17.170
  • by the works of the law, or by
  • 00:13:17.170 --> 00:13:18.120
  • the hearing of faith?"
  • 00:13:18.120 --> 00:13:20.060
  • He goes on to say, "He therefore
  • 00:13:20.060 --> 00:13:21.250
  • that ministers to you the Spirit
  • 00:13:21.250 --> 00:13:22.260
  • and works miracles among you,
  • 00:13:22.260 --> 00:13:25.090
  • does he do it by the works of
  • 00:13:25.090 --> 00:13:26.250
  • the law, or by the hearing of
  • 00:13:26.250 --> 00:13:28.060
  • faith?"
  • 00:13:28.060 --> 00:13:29.040
  • People, this is crucial.
  • 00:13:29.040 --> 00:13:31.050
  • He's taking about receiving
  • 00:13:31.050 --> 00:13:32.020
  • miracles.
  • 00:13:32.020 --> 00:13:33.030
  • Is it by the works of the law,
  • 00:13:33.030 --> 00:13:34.150
  • or by the hearing of faith?
  • 00:13:34.150 --> 00:13:36.040
  • Verse 5, chapter 3 of Galatians.
  • 00:13:36.040 --> 00:13:37.270
  • "He therefore that ministereth
  • 00:13:37.270 --> 00:13:39.030
  • to you the Spirit and worketh
  • 00:13:39.070 --> 00:13:42.070
  • miracles," is present tense.
  • 00:13:42.070 --> 00:13:44.170
  • God who is constantly working
  • 00:13:44.170 --> 00:13:45.140
  • miracles among you.
  • 00:13:45.140 --> 00:13:47.000
  • You don't need an environment.
  • 00:13:47.000 --> 00:13:48.120
  • God works miracles in and
  • 00:13:48.120 --> 00:13:50.040
  • through you all the time.
  • 00:13:50.040 --> 00:13:51.190
  • Does God do it by the works of
  • 00:13:51.190 --> 00:13:53.010
  • the law in your life,
  • 00:13:53.010 --> 00:13:54.110
  • or by the hearing of faith?
  • 00:13:54.110 --> 00:13:57.040
  • And the hearing of faith in the
  • 00:13:57.040 --> 00:13:58.080
  • context there is believing you
  • 00:13:58.080 --> 00:13:59.280
  • are righteous by faith because
  • 00:13:59.280 --> 00:14:01.180
  • the next verse says,
  • 00:14:01.180 --> 00:14:02.150
  • "Even as Abraham believed God,
  • 00:14:02.150 --> 00:14:04.010
  • and it was counted to him
  • 00:14:04.010 --> 00:14:04.270
  • for righteousness."
  • 00:14:05.270 --> 00:14:08.270
  • How are you and I made
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:09.250
  • righteous?
  • 00:14:09.250 --> 00:14:10.170
  • So, for the first four chapters,
  • 00:14:10.170 --> 00:14:11.290
  • he talks about law and grace,
  • 00:14:11.290 --> 00:14:13.070
  • law and grace, law and grace,
  • 00:14:13.070 --> 00:14:14.120
  • law and grace.
  • 00:14:14.120 --> 00:14:15.080
  • Chapter 5 of Galatians, he says,
  • 00:14:15.080 --> 00:14:17.030
  • "Now the fruit of being under
  • 00:14:17.030 --> 00:14:19.090
  • grace, the fruit of the Spirit
  • 00:14:19.160 --> 00:14:22.160
  • is love, joy, peace."
  • 00:14:22.160 --> 00:14:23.270
  • Even self-control is a fruit.
  • 00:14:25.120 --> 00:14:28.120
  • If I want self-control in
  • 00:14:28.120 --> 00:14:29.150
  • my church,
  • 00:14:29.150 --> 00:14:30.120
  • I don't preach self-control.
  • 00:14:30.120 --> 00:14:32.200
  • That will make them fall back on
  • 00:14:32.200 --> 00:14:34.030
  • their flesh.
  • 00:14:34.030 --> 00:14:34.290
  • I preach grace, true grace,
  • 00:14:35.160 --> 00:14:38.160
  • and the fruit is self-control,
  • 00:14:38.200 --> 00:14:41.200
  • plus love, joy, and peace.
  • 00:14:41.200 --> 00:14:43.020
  • It's the real thing.
  • 00:14:43.020 --> 00:14:44.000
  • And contrast with that works of
  • 00:14:44.000 --> 00:14:46.270
  • the flesh.
  • 00:14:46.270 --> 00:14:48.100
  • Paul says, "The works of the
  • 00:14:48.100 --> 00:14:49.000
  • flesh, adultery, variance,
  • 00:14:49.000 --> 00:14:50.270
  • bitterness, party spirit,
  • 00:14:50.270 --> 00:14:52.050
  • witchcraft, and on and on."
  • 00:14:52.050 --> 00:14:53.180
  • It's called works of the flesh.
  • 00:14:53.180 --> 00:14:54.290
  • Notice it's not called fruit of
  • 00:14:54.290 --> 00:14:56.070
  • the flesh.
  • 00:14:56.070 --> 00:14:57.190
  • It's called works of the flesh.
  • 00:14:57.190 --> 00:14:59.090
  • What's the difference?
  • 00:14:59.090 --> 00:15:00.040
  • Fruit, works.
  • 00:15:00.040 --> 00:15:02.220
  • Works is the result of effort.
  • 00:15:02.220 --> 00:15:04.280
  • Whenever you put in effort,
  • 00:15:04.280 --> 00:15:07.040
  • that's it, you're bound
  • 00:15:07.040 --> 00:15:08.140
  • to produce the fruit.
  • 00:15:08.140 --> 00:15:09.280
  • Even though your effort is--your
  • 00:15:09.280 --> 00:15:12.010
  • intentions in that effort
  • 00:15:12.010 --> 00:15:14.050
  • is genuine, is well-meaning,
  • 00:15:14.050 --> 00:15:16.250
  • it's still your own efforts.
  • 00:15:16.250 --> 00:15:19.070
  • But the fruit--works
  • 00:15:19.070 --> 00:15:21.080
  • is a result of effort.
  • 00:15:21.080 --> 00:15:22.210
  • Fruit is the result of life.
  • 00:15:22.210 --> 00:15:24.280
  • And that's why the Bible says
  • 00:15:24.280 --> 00:15:26.110
  • just rest, just be cool,
  • 00:15:26.110 --> 00:15:27.250
  • rest in him.
  • 00:15:27.250 --> 00:15:28.250
  • When you rest in him, that's
  • 00:15:28.250 --> 00:15:29.210
  • called abide.
  • 00:15:29.210 --> 00:15:30.190
  • Another word is abide.
  • 00:15:30.190 --> 00:15:31.170
  • When you abide, how many need
  • 00:15:31.170 --> 00:15:33.090
  • to be part of the vine when
  • 00:15:33.090 --> 00:15:34.280
  • actually Jesus says, "You are--
  • 00:15:34.280 --> 00:15:36.290
  • I am the vine, you are."
  • 00:15:36.290 --> 00:15:37.260
  • You are.
  • 00:15:37.260 --> 00:15:39.010
  • Don't try to be, you are.
  • 00:15:39.010 --> 00:15:40.240
  • So, if you are, what do you do?
  • 00:15:40.240 --> 00:15:42.240
  • The only way you can hinder that
  • 00:15:42.240 --> 00:15:45.030
  • life from flowing to produce
  • 00:15:45.030 --> 00:15:47.060
  • that luscious bunch of grapes
  • 00:15:47.060 --> 00:15:49.100
  • and fruits through his glory
  • 00:15:49.100 --> 00:15:50.180
  • is your effort.
  • 00:15:50.180 --> 00:15:51.140
  • The more you--like you are
  • 00:15:51.140 --> 00:15:53.030
  • a branch, and you are
  • 00:15:53.030 --> 00:15:54.040
  • tightening up.
  • 00:15:54.040 --> 00:15:54.260
  • You are trying your best
  • 00:15:54.260 --> 00:15:55.120
  • to produce.
  • 00:15:55.120 --> 00:15:56.040
  • The more you tighten up,
  • 00:15:56.040 --> 00:15:56.190
  • the sap doesn't flow.
  • 00:15:58.280 --> 00:16:02.000
  • It's not try, it's trust.
  • 00:16:04.010 --> 00:16:07.010
  • It's not strife, it's rest.
  • 00:16:07.010 --> 00:16:09.040
  • Amen?
  • 00:16:09.040 --> 00:16:11.180
  • The more you rest,
  • 00:16:11.180 --> 00:16:12.200
  • the more God works.
  • 00:16:12.200 --> 00:16:15.080
  • And that's why the priests of
  • 00:16:15.080 --> 00:16:16.230
  • Israel, they have to be girded
  • 00:16:16.230 --> 00:16:19.010
  • with linen clothes all the way
  • 00:16:19.010 --> 00:16:21.090
  • from the top to the bottom.
  • 00:16:21.090 --> 00:16:22.230
  • They are clothed in linen
  • 00:16:22.230 --> 00:16:23.250
  • clothes.
  • 00:16:23.250 --> 00:16:25.030
  • Linen, and God says you must not
  • 00:16:25.030 --> 00:16:26.120
  • wear anything that causes sweat,
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:29.290
  • Ezekiel 44.
  • 00:16:29.290 --> 00:16:31.170
  • Every priest must not gird
  • 00:16:31.170 --> 00:16:32.280
  • themselves with anything
  • 00:16:32.280 --> 00:16:34.200
  • except linen.
  • 00:16:34.200 --> 00:16:36.160
  • They must not have anything
  • 00:16:36.160 --> 00:16:37.250
  • that causes sweat.
  • 00:16:37.250 --> 00:16:39.070
  • Now turn to your neighbor,
  • 00:16:39.070 --> 00:16:40.010
  • smile, and say,
  • 00:16:40.010 --> 00:16:40.230
  • "Thou shall not sweat."
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  • "What about my healing?
  • 00:16:46.100 --> 00:16:47.100
  • I need my healing,
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  • Pastor Prince."
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  • Don't sweat for it.
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  • Your sweating is hindering.
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  • I said your sweating is
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  • hindering.
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  • The more you try,
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  • the worse it is.
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  • When Jesus in Luke 18 and 19,
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  • Jesus gave the rich young ruler
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  • the law, he can hardly give
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  • a dollar.
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  • Luke 19, the next chapter,
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  • Jesus gave grace to Zacchaeus,
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  • his house was opened up.
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  • Half his goods he'll give to
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  • the poor, and he'll restore
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  • to whoever he has cheated.
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  • Look at the effect of law.
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  • It shuts people's hearts up.
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  • Look at the effect of grace.
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  • It opens up their hearts.
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  • And that's why the Holy Spirit
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  • put these two stories,
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  • even though they didn't happen
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  • chronologically, he put them
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  • side by side.
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  • There is a divine order,
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  • a divine truth for us to learn.
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  • I want to share with you people
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  • something.
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  • You need to learn this because
  • 00:17:34.270 --> 00:17:36.060
  • it's crucial for us.
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  • There are those who really
  • 00:17:37.210 --> 00:17:39.090
  • believe, they call it practical
  • 00:17:39.090 --> 00:17:40.260
  • teaching.
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  • You know, you got to be
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  • practical.
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  • There's nothing more practical
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  • than looking at Jesus.
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  • You know what happened to Peter
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  • when Peter looked at Jesus?
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  • He did the supernatural.
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  • Jesus was above the storm, Jesus
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  • was above the waters.
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  • How many of you have been to
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  • the Sea of Galilee?
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  • You have taken the boat, right?
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  • You need to take the boat ride
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  • at night, when there's
  • 00:18:05.110 --> 00:18:07.180
  • a storm brewing.
  • 00:18:07.180 --> 00:18:09.140
  • I was on one some years ago.
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  • My leaders and I will never
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  • forget that.
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  • We want to--we were gung-ho,
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  • want to take a night ride.
  • 00:18:16.020 --> 00:18:16.240
  • And the boat just went almost to
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  • the center, and the guy says,
  • 00:18:19.120 --> 00:18:21.000
  • "We have to turn back.
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  • There's a storm coming."
  • 00:18:22.040 --> 00:18:22.270
  • I said, "Go back right now,
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  • man."
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  • And we can feel the whole thing
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  • You saw the hills around
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  • the Lake of Galilee?
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  • The people there will tell you a
  • 00:18:32.080 --> 00:18:33.290
  • storm can just come in suddenly
  • 00:18:33.290 --> 00:18:35.280
  • because it's like a funnel.
  • 00:18:36.060 --> 00:18:39.060
  • On a night like that,
  • 00:18:39.230 --> 00:18:42.230
  • the disciples who were
  • 00:18:42.230 --> 00:18:45.110
  • experienced fishermen, they were
  • 00:18:45.110 --> 00:18:48.070
  • crying out for their dear life.
  • 00:18:49.160 --> 00:18:52.160
  • And out there in the storm,
  • 00:18:52.160 --> 00:18:54.050
  • above the waves,
  • 00:18:54.050 --> 00:18:56.290
  • there came a man walking.
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  • Not exactly like that.
  • 00:19:04.120 --> 00:19:06.160
  • That's my version.
  • 00:19:06.160 --> 00:19:08.110
  • Yeah, what's happening?
  • 00:19:08.110 --> 00:19:10.120
  • He came walking.
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  • And the Bible says Peter
  • 00:19:13.220 --> 00:19:14.210
  • looked at him.
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  • As long as Peter's eyes
  • 00:19:15.190 --> 00:19:17.220
  • was fixed on Jesus,
  • 00:19:17.220 --> 00:19:19.280
  • Peter did what Jesus did.
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  • Is that practical?
  • 00:19:23.060 --> 00:19:25.080
  • I say is that practical?
  • 00:19:25.080 --> 00:19:27.050
  • The Bible says we all with
  • 00:19:27.050 --> 00:19:28.130
  • unveiled face, beholding as in
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  • a glass the glory of the Lord,
  • 00:19:30.040 --> 00:19:32.080
  • are being transformed into
  • 00:19:32.080 --> 00:19:33.020
  • the same image from
  • 00:19:33.020 --> 00:19:34.090
  • glory to glory,
  • 00:19:34.090 --> 00:19:35.080
  • even by the Spirit of the Lord.
  • 00:19:35.080 --> 00:19:37.160
  • So, in other words, the pulpit
  • 00:19:37.160 --> 00:19:39.090
  • has got to be a place of
  • 00:19:39.090 --> 00:19:40.060
  • unveiling the beauty, and the
  • 00:19:40.060 --> 00:19:41.290
  • glories, and the excellencies of
  • 00:19:41.290 --> 00:19:43.170
  • Christ and his finished work.
  • 00:19:43.200 --> 00:19:46.200
  • When people behold that,
  • 00:19:46.200 --> 00:19:47.130
  • they are transformed like that
  • 00:19:47.130 --> 00:19:48.110
  • martial artist guy I told you
  • 00:19:48.110 --> 00:19:49.240
  • about, all right?
  • 00:19:49.240 --> 00:19:50.250
  • They are transformed
  • 00:19:50.250 --> 00:19:51.230
  • by beholding.
  • 00:19:51.230 --> 00:19:52.210
  • The devil wants you focused on
  • 00:19:52.210 --> 00:19:53.290
  • yourself.
  • 00:19:53.290 --> 00:19:54.270
  • And the moment that Peter
  • 00:19:54.270 --> 00:19:56.070
  • started doing what Jesus did,
  • 00:19:56.070 --> 00:19:57.280
  • walking on the water, as long as
  • 00:19:57.280 --> 00:19:59.170
  • his eye was on Jesus,
  • 00:19:59.170 --> 00:20:00.260
  • he did the supernatural.
  • 00:20:00.260 --> 00:20:02.010
  • Nothing could be more practical.
  • 00:20:02.010 --> 00:20:03.150
  • But then he heard the howling
  • 00:20:03.150 --> 00:20:05.240
  • winds, he felt the splash of
  • 00:20:05.240 --> 00:20:07.200
  • the water, he felt the storm
  • 00:20:07.200 --> 00:20:09.210
  • brewing even more.
  • 00:20:09.210 --> 00:20:11.260
  • And then, all of a sudden,
  • 00:20:11.260 --> 00:20:12.280
  • he remembered.
  • 00:20:12.280 --> 00:20:13.280
  • Back in the University of Haifa,
  • 00:20:14.040 --> 00:20:17.040
  • they taught us that what goes up
  • 00:20:17.040 --> 00:20:19.290
  • must come down.
  • 00:20:19.290 --> 00:20:21.260
  • And never under any
  • 00:20:21.260 --> 00:20:24.150
  • circumstances must you step
  • 00:20:24.150 --> 00:20:25.220
  • on water.
  • 00:20:25.220 --> 00:20:27.080
  • And down he goes.
  • 00:20:28.010 --> 00:20:31.010
  • Why?
  • 00:20:31.010 --> 00:20:31.220
  • He started--the Bible says he
  • 00:20:31.220 --> 00:20:32.260
  • started looking at the storm.
  • 00:20:33.040 --> 00:20:36.040
  • And that's what the media is
  • 00:20:36.040 --> 00:20:38.190
  • there for in America today.
  • 00:20:39.000 --> 00:20:42.000
  • Everyone is looking at
  • 00:20:42.000 --> 00:20:42.190
  • the storm.
  • 00:20:42.190 --> 00:20:43.280
  • Everyone is looking around.
  • 00:20:43.280 --> 00:20:45.270
  • God give us people that would
  • 00:20:45.270 --> 00:20:47.220
  • look at Jesus.
  • 00:20:47.220 --> 00:20:49.040
  • I'm not saying there's no storm.
  • 00:20:49.040 --> 00:20:50.250
  • I'm not saying pretend
  • 00:20:50.250 --> 00:20:51.220
  • there's no storm.
  • 00:20:51.220 --> 00:20:52.260
  • In the midst of the storm,
  • 00:20:52.260 --> 00:20:54.040
  • Peter looked at Jesus.
  • 00:20:54.040 --> 00:20:55.170
  • The problem happened when
  • 00:20:55.170 --> 00:20:57.040
  • he took his eyes off Jesus.
  • 00:20:57.040 --> 00:20:58.240
  • And then Jesus got hold of him.
  • 00:21:01.030 --> 00:21:03.210
  • Amen?
  • 00:21:03.210 --> 00:21:05.020
  • It says, "Wherefore didst thou
  • 00:21:05.020 --> 00:21:06.060
  • doubt?"
  • 00:21:06.060 --> 00:21:07.070
  • They pull him back.
  • 00:21:07.160 --> 00:21:10.160
  • Now that, my friend, is a lesson
  • 00:21:10.210 --> 00:21:13.210
  • in Christian life that you're
  • 00:21:13.210 --> 00:21:15.120
  • not to look at each other and
  • 00:21:15.120 --> 00:21:16.260
  • to get answers from each other
  • 00:21:19.060 --> 00:21:21.140
  • because there's no answers
  • 00:21:21.140 --> 00:21:22.140
  • horizontally.
  • 00:21:22.140 --> 00:21:24.030
  • The answer is vertically.
  • 00:21:24.030 --> 00:21:25.240
  • How good you are horizontally
  • 00:21:25.240 --> 00:21:27.270
  • is how good you are vertically.
  • 00:21:27.270 --> 00:21:30.100
  • In fact, in the book of
  • 00:21:30.100 --> 00:21:31.190
  • Galatians, it begins with,
  • 00:21:31.190 --> 00:21:32.270
  • "Everything has been given
  • 00:21:32.270 --> 00:21:34.180
  • to you."
  • 00:21:34.180 --> 00:21:35.200
  • You are seated with Christ.
  • 00:21:35.200 --> 00:21:37.030
  • How well you--can you bring
  • 00:21:37.030 --> 00:21:38.230
  • a chair here?
  • 00:21:38.230 --> 00:21:39.240
  • How well you sit?
  • 00:21:39.240 --> 00:21:41.000
  • Come on, how well you sit?
  • 00:21:41.000 --> 00:21:43.040
  • In the next chapter,
  • 00:21:43.040 --> 00:21:45.080
  • walk worthy of the Lord.
  • 00:21:45.080 --> 00:21:46.020
  • How well you sit
  • 00:21:46.020 --> 00:21:46.250
  • is how well you walk.
  • 00:21:46.250 --> 00:21:48.250
  • How well you rest is how
  • 00:21:48.250 --> 00:21:50.080
  • well you'll work and serve.
  • 00:21:51.100 --> 00:21:54.100
  • Amen, are you listening?
  • 00:21:54.100 --> 00:21:56.190
  • Now, the more you sit,
  • 00:21:56.190 --> 00:21:59.190
  • the Christian life begins,
  • 00:21:59.190 --> 00:22:01.220
  • salvation begins with sitting.
  • 00:22:01.220 --> 00:22:04.130
  • You come to God and you say,
  • 00:22:04.130 --> 00:22:05.210
  • "Lord, you've done it all.
  • 00:22:05.210 --> 00:22:07.120
  • Thank you."
  • 00:22:07.120 --> 00:22:08.190
  • I said it begins with sitting.
  • 00:22:08.190 --> 00:22:11.070
  • It is not D-O.
  • 00:22:11.070 --> 00:22:13.140
  • It is D-O-N-E.
  • 00:22:13.140 --> 00:22:15.190
  • What about healing?
  • 00:22:15.190 --> 00:22:17.170
  • No, healing, you must get up.
  • 00:22:17.170 --> 00:22:18.130
  • You must get up and get it
  • 00:22:18.130 --> 00:22:20.060
  • on your own.
  • 00:22:20.060 --> 00:22:20.270
  • No way.
  • 00:22:20.270 --> 00:22:21.200
  • Everything, every blessing
  • 00:22:21.200 --> 00:22:23.130
  • comes with a fresh sitting,
  • 00:22:23.130 --> 00:22:25.220
  • if you would.
  • 00:22:25.220 --> 00:22:27.160
  • If you sit well,
  • 00:22:27.160 --> 00:22:29.010
  • you will walk well.
  • 00:22:29.010 --> 00:22:31.040
  • Walking in the next chapter
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  • talks about husband love
  • 00:22:32.050 --> 00:22:33.060
  • your wives.
  • 00:22:33.060 --> 00:22:34.040
  • How well do you love your wife?
  • 00:22:34.040 --> 00:22:36.000
  • How well do you submit
  • 00:22:36.000 --> 00:22:36.220
  • to your husband
  • 00:22:36.220 --> 00:22:37.120
  • or adjust to your husband?
  • 00:22:37.120 --> 00:22:39.000
  • How well you treat others
  • 00:22:39.000 --> 00:22:40.050
  • and all that has
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  • what I'm going to do.
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  • - Joseph Prince: Hello,
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  • this is Joseph Prince.
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  • I just wanna thank
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  • all Grace Revolution partners
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  • for stepping forward
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  • and supporting the various
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  • humanitarian initiatives
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  • that is making the world
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  • we live in a better place.
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  • Your generous financial support
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  • allows us to impact more people
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  • with the love of Jesus
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  • in powerful and practical ways.
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  • Thank you for being
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  • a Grace Revolution partner
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  • and making a difference
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  • - announcer: Dear friends,
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  • together we can impact
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  • the world for Jesus.
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  • Partner with us, and be part of
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  • this exciting grace revolution.
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  • or visit us at
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  • - announcer: Joseph Prince
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  • Ministries is
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  • a Section 501(c)(3)
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  • nonprofit organization,
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  • and your gift is tax-deductible
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  • for the amount that exceeds
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  • any fair market value
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  • of the materials
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  • you receive from us.
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  • Joseph Prince Ministries
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  • believes that your tithes
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  • belong to your local church.
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  • Your donations to the ministry
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  • are received as offerings
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  • to support the preaching
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  • of the gospel of grace
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  • as well as the ministry's
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