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Altars, Wells, and Encounters

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November 24, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - I wanna to talk to you
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  • - I wanna to talk to youfor a few moments today
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  • for a few moments todayon “Altars, Wells,
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  • on “Altars, Wells,and Encounters.”
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  • and Encounters.”Altars, wells,
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  • Altars, wells,and encounters.
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  • and encounters.There are three generations
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  • There are three generationsthat are talked about
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  • that are talked aboutover and over in the Bible:
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  • over and over in the Bible:the God of Abraham,
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  • the God of Abraham,the God of Isaac,
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  • the God of Isaac,the God of Jacob.
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  • the God of Jacob.Three generations.
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  • Three generations.The first generation,
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  • The first generation,Abraham got everything
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  • Abraham got everythingthat he received from God.
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  • that he received from God.He started out with nothing.
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  • He started out with nothing.He became mightily blessed
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  • He became mightily blessedin amazing ways.
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  • in amazing ways.But he got everything
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  • But he got everythingthat he received
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  • that he receivedfrom God by prayer.
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  • from God by prayer.By an altar.
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  • By an altar.Isaac, the next generation,
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  • Isaac, the next generation,received everything
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  • received everythingthat he received
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  • that he receivedfrom God by inheritance.
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  • from God by inheritance.It was given to him
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  • It was given to himby his father.
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  • by his father.But he had to learn
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  • But he had to learnto re-dig the wells
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  • to re-dig the wellsthat his father dug.
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  • that his father dug.And then finally,
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  • And then finally,the third generation, Jacob.
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  • the third generation, Jacob.The generation of Jacob
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  • The generation of Jacobreceived everything
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  • received everythingthat he got in a different way.
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  • that he got in a different way.He tried to take shortcuts.
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  • He tried to take shortcuts.His name means schemer,
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  • His name means schemer,and he was using
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  • and he was usinghis own intellect.
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  • his own intellect.He thought that he knew more
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  • He thought that he knew morethrough his intellect.
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  • through his intellect.He could get to where
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  • He could get to wherehe was supposed
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  • he was supposedto be by his mind,
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  • to be by his mind,not by building an altar
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  • not by building an altaror digging a well.
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  • or digging a well.The first generation,
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  • The first generation,represented by Abraham,
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  • represented by Abraham,was a generation of prayer.
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  • was a generation of prayer.The great outpouring
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  • The great outpouringof Acts 2
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  • of Acts 2was born out of a prayer meeting
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  • was born out of a prayer meetingwhere for 50 days,
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  • where for 50 days,men and women gathered
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  • men and women gatheredin the Upper Room.
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  • in the Upper Room.They did not plan,
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  • They did not plan,and scheme, and come up
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  • and scheme, and come upwith visions and marketing.
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  • with visions and marketing.They got in a room,
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  • They got in a room,and they prayed,
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  • and they prayed,and they sought God
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  • and they sought Godin a prayer meeting
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  • in a prayer meetingfor 50 days.
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  • for 50 days.And they waited on the Lord.
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  • And they waited on the Lord.They prayed until
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  • They prayed untilthe heavens were moved.
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  • the heavens were moved.They prayed until the rain
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  • They prayed until the rainbegan to pour
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  • began to pourin that Upper Room.
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  • in that Upper Room.And it would move across
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  • And it would move acrossthe earth.
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  • the earth.Abraham built seven altars
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  • Abraham built seven altarsin his lifetime.
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  • in his lifetime.It would not have been hard
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  • It would not have been hardto follow Abraham
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  • to follow Abrahambecause everywhere
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  • because everywherethat he stayed
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  • that he stayedany amount of time,
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  • any amount of time,he built an altar in that place.
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  • he built an altar in that place.And then he would move on,
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  • And then he would move on,and live in another area,
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  • and live in another area,and build an altar.
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  • and build an altar.And in his life,
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  • And in his life,he left seven altars.
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  • he left seven altars.Those altars, to me,
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  • Those altars, to me,speak of four things.
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  • speak of four things.An altar speaks
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  • An altar speaksof four things.
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  • of four things.First of all,
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  • First of all,an altar speaks of sacrifice.
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  • an altar speaks of sacrifice.It was on one of those
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  • It was on one of thosealtars that Abraham laid
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  • altars that Abraham laidhis son Isaac,
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  • his son Isaac,and raised the knife,
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  • and raised the knife,and was willing
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  • and was willingto sacrifice his boy
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  • to sacrifice his boyin obedience to what God
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  • in obedience to what Godwas calling him to do.
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  • was calling him to do.God stopped him from doing it,
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  • God stopped him from doing it,but he had to reach the point
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  • but he had to reach the pointof ultimate sacrifice.
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  • of ultimate sacrifice.That sacrifice
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  • That sacrificewas so real in the history
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  • was so real in the historyof the early church.
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  • of the early church.And I'm saying to you
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  • And I'm saying to youthat at some point,
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  • that at some point,your relationship with God
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  • your relationship with Godhas to go beyond what God
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  • has to go beyond what Godcan do for you.
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  • can do for you.And you develop an altar,
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  • And you develop an altar,and the altar speaks
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  • and the altar speaksof sacrifice.
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  • of sacrifice.Secondly, an altar
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  • Secondly, an altarspeaks of cleansing.
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  • speaks of cleansing.Abraham came to the altar
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  • Abraham came to the altarto make sure everything
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  • to make sure everythingwas clean between him and God.
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  • was clean between him and God.He understood that through
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  • He understood that throughthe shedding of the blood
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  • the shedding of the bloodof an animal,
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  • of an animal,his sins under the old covenant
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  • his sins under the old covenantcould be rolled over,
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  • could be rolled over,and they could be removed
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  • and they could be removedfrom his life temporarily.
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  • from his life temporarily.I heard a story about
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  • I heard a story abouta man who wanted to --
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  • a man who wanted to --He was feeling job insecurity,
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  • He was feeling job insecurity,and he wanted to check up
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  • and he wanted to check upon his condition of his job
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  • on his condition of his joband whether or not
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  • and whether or nothe was gonna be fired.
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  • he was gonna be fired.He felt insecure.
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  • He felt insecure.He felt like his boss
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  • He felt like his bosswas gonna replace him
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  • was gonna replace himfor whatever reason.
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  • for whatever reason.So one day he called in,
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  • So one day he called in,disguised his voice,
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  • disguised his voice,and asked for the boss.
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  • and asked for the boss.The boss came on the line.
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  • The boss came on the line.And he said
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  • And he saidin a disguised voice,
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  • in a disguised voice,I'm looking for a job.
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  • I'm looking for a job.And the boss said,
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  • And the boss said,what kind of job?
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  • what kind of job?And he began to describe
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  • And he began to describeevery detail of the things
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  • every detail of the thingsthat he said he was skilled in,
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  • that he said he was skilled in,and it fit perfectly
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  • and it fit perfectlythe job he was presently holding
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  • the job he was presently holdingand doing for that boss.
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  • and doing for that boss.And then he ended by saying -
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  • And then he ended by saying -his little resume
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  • his little resumethat he gave -
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  • that he gave -he ended by saying,
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  • he ended by saying,I heard that you weren't happy
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  • I heard that you weren't happywith the man you've got
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  • with the man you've gotin that position over there,
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  • in that position over there,and I'd love to fill it.
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  • and I'd love to fill it.And the man said, oh, no.
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  • And the man said, oh, no.That's not true.
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  • That's not true.I have a good man there,
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  • I have a good man there,and I wanna keep him.
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  • and I wanna keep him.And then he was so excited,
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  • And then he was so excited,he lost his fake voice.
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  • he lost his fake voice.And he said, it's me, boss.
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  • And he said, it's me, boss.And I was just wanting to call
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  • And I was just wanting to calland check up to see
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  • and check up to seehow I was really doing.
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  • how I was really doing.That is what prayer is.
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  • That is what prayer is.Prayer is calling up Heaven,
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  • Prayer is calling up Heaven,and it's saying God,
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  • and it's saying God,I don't want anything
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  • I don't want anythingin the relationship,
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  • in the relationship,I want you to cleanse me.
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  • I want you to cleanse me.Prayer is cleansing.
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  • Prayer is cleansing.Prayer speaks
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  • Prayer speaksof being cleansed.
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  • of being cleansed.Of removing anything
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  • Of removing anythingand everything
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  • and everythingfrom the power of God
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  • from the power of Godoperating in your life.
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  • operating in your life.An altar speaks of unity.
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  • An altar speaks of unity.Did you know
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  • Did you knowthat once upon a time,
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  • that once upon a time,there were no denominations?
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  • there were no denominations?There were no labels.
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  • There were no labels.There were no, you know,
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  • There were no, you know,moves of God,
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  • moves of God,and camps over here,
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  • and camps over here,and this camp,
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  • and this camp,and that church,
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  • and that church,and this church.
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  • and this church.But there was -
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  • But there was -we were, according
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  • we were, accordingto the scripture,
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  • to the scripture,baptized by one spirit
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  • baptized by one spiritinto one body.
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  • into one body.Men united from different
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  • Men united from differentpersuasions in America
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  • persuasions in Americaaround the 1900s.
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  • around the 1900s.At the beginning
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  • At the beginningof the 1900s,
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  • of the 1900s,they united in revival
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  • they united in revivalin an altar,
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  • in an altar,and they prayed
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  • and they prayedfrom different persuasions
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  • from different persuasionsthat God would send revival.
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  • that God would send revival.And then lastly,
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  • And then lastly,an altar speaks
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  • an altar speaksof the place of prayer.
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  • of the place of prayer.When men take time
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  • When men take timeto seek the face of God,
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  • to seek the face of God,they take time and discipline
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  • they take time and disciplineto seek the counsel of God,
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  • to seek the counsel of God,the will of God,
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  • the will of God,the way of God,
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  • the way of God,it's critical.
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  • it's critical.That early generation,
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  • That early generation,and many of you are
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  • and many of you arethe byproduct like me of those
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  • the byproduct like me of thosewho've gone before us
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  • who've gone before uswho they built an altar.
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  • who they built an altar.And they understood
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  • And they understoodthe power of prayer.
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  • the power of prayer.Abraham built an altar.
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  • Abraham built an altar.And then along came Isaac.
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  • And then along came Isaac.And everything
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  • And everythingthat Isaac received,
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  • that Isaac received,the Bible said in Genesis 25,
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  • the Bible said in Genesis 25,"And Abraham gave all
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  • "And Abraham gave allthat he had unto Isaac."
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  • that he had unto Isaac."Notice that.
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  • Notice that.It was by inheritance.
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  • It was by inheritance.The problem
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  • The problemwith inheritance
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  • with inheritancesometimes is this.
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  • sometimes is this.The person who receives
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  • The person who receivesdoesn't fully appreciate
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  • doesn't fully appreciatethe sacrifice,
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  • the sacrifice,the calloused hands,
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  • the calloused hands,the tremendous price,
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  • the tremendous price,the sacrifice,
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  • the sacrifice,the doing without
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  • the doing withoutthat the previous generation
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  • that the previous generationhas gone through to get you
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  • has gone through to get youwhere you are today.
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  • where you are today.And Isaac just received.
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  • And Isaac just received.The Bible said Abraham,
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  • The Bible said Abraham,his father,
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  • his father,gave him everything
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  • gave him everythingthat he had.
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  • that he had.He just handed it to him.
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  • He just handed it to him.And he didn't really
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  • And he didn't reallyunderstand personally
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  • understand personallyhow that dream had become
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  • how that dream had becomea tangible reality
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  • a tangible realitythat he was standing in.
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  • that he was standing in.He took it for granted.
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  • He took it for granted.Isaac had a lot going for him.
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  • Isaac had a lot going for him.He had a great father.
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  • He had a great father.He had a religious upbringing.
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  • He had a religious upbringing.In spite of it all,
  • 00:08:08.766 --> 00:08:09.533
  • In spite of it all,in spite of all
  • 00:08:09.533 --> 00:08:10.701
  • in spite of allthat he would inherit,
  • 00:08:10.701 --> 00:08:12.803
  • that he would inherit,listen to me carefully.
  • 00:08:12.803 --> 00:08:15.639
  • listen to me carefully.He had to meet God
  • 00:08:15.639 --> 00:08:17.675
  • He had to meet Godfor himself.
  • 00:08:17.675 --> 00:08:18.509
  • for himself.There came a time
  • 00:08:18.509 --> 00:08:21.445
  • There came a timewhen it was not enough
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  • when it was not enoughto hear about Mother's touch,
  • 00:08:23.414 --> 00:08:25.416
  • to hear about Mother's touch,and Daddy's experience,
  • 00:08:25.416 --> 00:08:26.550
  • and Daddy's experience,or even the fact
  • 00:08:26.550 --> 00:08:28.052
  • or even the factthat I was brought up
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  • that I was brought upin a Christian home.
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  • in a Christian home.All of that is good.
  • 00:08:31.989 --> 00:08:33.924
  • All of that is good.All of that is fine.
  • 00:08:33.924 --> 00:08:35.626
  • All of that is fine.But you hear me.
  • 00:08:35.626 --> 00:08:36.894
  • But you hear me.The Lamb's Book of Life
  • 00:08:36.894 --> 00:08:40.331
  • The Lamb's Book of Lifeis listed in individual names,
  • 00:08:40.331 --> 00:08:41.999
  • is listed in individual names,not family names.
  • 00:08:41.999 --> 00:08:43.534
  • not family names.There's no family names
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  • There's no family namesin the Lamb's Book of Life.
  • 00:08:45.603 --> 00:08:46.837
  • in the Lamb's Book of Life.It doesn't say Franklin.
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  • It doesn't say Franklin.It says Jentezen Franklin.
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  • It says Jentezen Franklin.Cherise Franklin.
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  • Cherise Franklin.And if my children
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  • And if my childrendon't encounter the same God
  • 00:08:52.910 --> 00:08:53.944
  • don't encounter the same Godwe encountered,
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  • we encountered,their names will not go
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  • their names will not goin that book.
  • 00:08:56.580 --> 00:08:58.415
  • in that book.It's an individual thing.
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  • It's an individual thing.And just because
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  • And just becauseyou've been raised in it,
  • 00:09:00.584 --> 00:09:01.385
  • you've been raised in it,and just because
  • 00:09:01.385 --> 00:09:03.354
  • and just becauseyou've been around greatness,
  • 00:09:03.354 --> 00:09:04.355
  • you've been around greatness,and just because
  • 00:09:04.355 --> 00:09:05.356
  • and just becauseyou have a grandmother
  • 00:09:05.356 --> 00:09:06.390
  • you have a grandmotherwhose godly,
  • 00:09:06.390 --> 00:09:07.791
  • whose godly,it does not mean
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  • it does not meanyou have encountered
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  • Isaac learned
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  • Isaac learnedthat he had to re-dig
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  • that he had to re-digthe wells of ancient revival.
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  • the wells of ancient revival.That his father
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  • That his fatherhad left him a well,
  • 00:09:25.275 --> 00:09:26.343
  • had left him a well,but the Philistines
  • 00:09:26.343 --> 00:09:28.078
  • but the Philistineshad plugged it up.
  • 00:09:28.078 --> 00:09:29.079
  • had plugged it up.And I like the fact --
  • 00:09:29.079 --> 00:09:30.080
  • And I like the fact --I was reading it again
  • 00:09:30.080 --> 00:09:32.216
  • I was reading it againthis week as I was traveling.
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  • this week as I was traveling.And the Bible said
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  • And the Bible saidthat he actually, Isaac,
  • 00:09:34.952 --> 00:09:38.756
  • that he actually, Isaac,actually dug two new wells
  • 00:09:38.756 --> 00:09:39.556
  • actually dug two new wellsbefore he re-dug
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  • before he re-dughis dad's old well.
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  • his dad's old well.In other words,
  • 00:09:42.292 --> 00:09:43.694
  • In other words,he thought, "Well,
  • 00:09:43.694 --> 00:09:44.728
  • he thought, "Well,that old-fashioned stuff.
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  • that old-fashioned stuff.I don't need that.
  • 00:09:46.497 --> 00:09:47.831
  • I don't need that.Oh, they're silly.
  • 00:09:47.831 --> 00:09:48.832
  • Oh, they're silly.I don't need church.
  • 00:09:48.832 --> 00:09:50.000
  • I don't need church.I don't have to go to...
  • 00:09:50.000 --> 00:09:51.268
  • I don't have to go to...I can worship at home.
  • 00:09:51.268 --> 00:09:52.269
  • I can worship at home.I don't need this.
  • 00:09:52.269 --> 00:09:53.570
  • I don't need this.I don't need that.
  • 00:09:53.570 --> 00:09:54.638
  • I don't need that.I don't believe in tithing.
  • 00:09:54.638 --> 00:09:55.806
  • I don't believe in tithing.I don't...
  • 00:09:55.806 --> 00:09:57.174
  • I don't...oh, I just don't...
  • 00:09:57.174 --> 00:09:59.076
  • oh, I just don't...Mom and Dad, that was for you,
  • 00:09:59.076 --> 00:10:00.177
  • Mom and Dad, that was for you,but I'm digging me
  • 00:10:00.177 --> 00:10:01.745
  • but I'm digging mesome new wells."
  • 00:10:01.745 --> 00:10:02.613
  • some new wells."But the Bible said
  • 00:10:02.613 --> 00:10:05.816
  • But the Bible saidthose two new wells dried up.
  • 00:10:05.816 --> 00:10:07.217
  • those two new wells dried up.And I wanna preach
  • 00:10:07.217 --> 00:10:08.052
  • And I wanna preachjust a minute
  • 00:10:08.052 --> 00:10:09.687
  • just a minuteto the young people here.
  • 00:10:09.687 --> 00:10:11.422
  • to the young people here.You go off to university,
  • 00:10:11.422 --> 00:10:12.289
  • You go off to university,and you let ‘em tell you
  • 00:10:12.289 --> 00:10:13.691
  • and you let ‘em tell youwhat a joke this book is,
  • 00:10:13.691 --> 00:10:14.558
  • what a joke this book is,and you let ‘em laugh
  • 00:10:14.558 --> 00:10:16.527
  • and you let ‘em laughat your old-fashioned Bible
  • 00:10:16.527 --> 00:10:17.494
  • at your old-fashioned Bibleclinging and calling
  • 00:10:17.494 --> 00:10:19.029
  • clinging and callingon the name of Jesus.
  • 00:10:19.029 --> 00:10:21.432
  • on the name of Jesus.But any new well you dig,
  • 00:10:21.432 --> 00:10:22.166
  • But any new well you dig,it's a matter of time
  • 00:10:22.166 --> 00:10:23.434
  • it's a matter of timebefore it dries up.
  • 00:10:23.434 --> 00:10:24.902
  • before it dries up.But we've left you one.
  • 00:10:24.902 --> 00:10:25.936
  • But we've left you one.That if you'll re-dig it,
  • 00:10:25.936 --> 00:10:27.538
  • That if you'll re-dig it,there's living water there.
  • 00:10:27.538 --> 00:10:28.972
  • there's living water there.We've left you one.
  • 00:10:28.972 --> 00:10:30.507
  • We've left you one.That I don't care
  • 00:10:30.507 --> 00:10:31.842
  • That I don't carehow many people make fun of it.
  • 00:10:31.842 --> 00:10:33.777
  • how many people make fun of it.When you get in the crisis,
  • 00:10:33.777 --> 00:10:34.645
  • When you get in the crisis,when it's your baby
  • 00:10:34.645 --> 00:10:35.979
  • when it's your babythat needs a miracle,
  • 00:10:35.979 --> 00:10:37.114
  • that needs a miracle,or it's your family
  • 00:10:37.114 --> 00:10:38.382
  • or it's your familythat's in a crisis,
  • 00:10:38.382 --> 00:10:39.917
  • that's in a crisis,the only thing
  • 00:10:39.917 --> 00:10:41.719
  • the only thingthat's going to stand
  • 00:10:41.719 --> 00:10:44.755
  • I know what the professor said,
  • 00:10:51.195 --> 00:10:52.763
  • I know what the professor said,but he's miserable.
  • 00:10:52.763 --> 00:10:54.498
  • but he's miserable.I know what Smarty Pants said,
  • 00:10:54.498 --> 00:10:56.066
  • I know what Smarty Pants said,but they can't hold
  • 00:10:56.066 --> 00:10:57.367
  • but they can't holda marriage together.
  • 00:10:57.367 --> 00:10:59.136
  • a marriage together.Their lives are a mess.
  • 00:10:59.136 --> 00:11:00.938
  • Their lives are a mess.They're all jacked up,
  • 00:11:00.938 --> 00:11:02.906
  • They're all jacked up,drunk and high all the time.
  • 00:11:02.906 --> 00:11:04.942
  • drunk and high all the time.There's an old well
  • 00:11:04.942 --> 00:11:06.944
  • There's an old wellwhere there's living water,
  • 00:11:06.944 --> 00:11:08.011
  • where there's living water,and it makes you
  • 00:11:08.011 --> 00:11:10.114
  • and it makes youfeel alive again.
  • 00:11:10.114 --> 00:11:10.914
  • feel alive again.Hallelujah.
  • 00:11:10.914 --> 00:11:12.583
  • Hallelujah.Somebody give God praise
  • 00:11:12.583 --> 00:11:13.550
  • Glory.
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  • Glory.We need
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  • We needan Isaac generation.
  • 00:11:19.690 --> 00:11:22.092
  • an Isaac generation.Ours is a rich
  • 00:11:22.092 --> 00:11:26.263
  • Ours is a richspiritual heritage.
  • 00:11:26.263 --> 00:11:27.131
  • spiritual heritage.Men and women
  • 00:11:27.131 --> 00:11:31.702
  • Men and womenof bygone days dug wells.
  • 00:11:31.702 --> 00:11:34.371
  • of bygone days dug wells.Spiritual wells
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  • Spiritual wellsat deep cost.
  • 00:11:39.309 --> 00:11:45.916
  • at deep cost.Lastly, Abraham built altars.
  • 00:11:45.916 --> 00:11:47.017
  • Lastly, Abraham built altars.Isaac came along,
  • 00:11:47.017 --> 00:11:48.218
  • Isaac came along,and encountered God,
  • 00:11:48.218 --> 00:11:50.454
  • and encountered God,and re-dug wells.
  • 00:11:50.454 --> 00:11:52.790
  • and re-dug wells.But Jacob,
  • 00:11:52.790 --> 00:11:55.592
  • But Jacob,the third generation,
  • 00:11:55.592 --> 00:11:58.428
  • the third generation,his name means deceiver.
  • 00:11:58.428 --> 00:11:59.830
  • his name means deceiver.He took shortcuts
  • 00:11:59.830 --> 00:12:01.899
  • He took shortcutsto every blessing.
  • 00:12:01.899 --> 00:12:02.266
  • to every blessing.Do you remember
  • 00:12:02.266 --> 00:12:04.434
  • Do you rememberwhat he did to his brother?
  • 00:12:04.434 --> 00:12:05.803
  • what he did to his brother?His brother was hunting.
  • 00:12:05.803 --> 00:12:07.004
  • His brother was hunting.He was the oldest.
  • 00:12:07.004 --> 00:12:08.205
  • He was the oldest.Therefore the firstborn.
  • 00:12:08.205 --> 00:12:09.573
  • Therefore the firstborn.Therefore would receive
  • 00:12:09.573 --> 00:12:10.674
  • Therefore would receivethe blessing of Abraham
  • 00:12:10.674 --> 00:12:11.742
  • the blessing of Abrahamand Isaac.
  • 00:12:11.742 --> 00:12:12.576
  • and Isaac.And now it would come
  • 00:12:12.576 --> 00:12:14.111
  • And now it would comeon Esau.
  • 00:12:14.111 --> 00:12:14.645
  • on Esau.But he came home
  • 00:12:14.645 --> 00:12:15.779
  • But he came homefrom a hunting trip,
  • 00:12:15.779 --> 00:12:18.916
  • from a hunting trip,exhausted and starving.
  • 00:12:18.916 --> 00:12:23.654
  • exhausted and starving.And he smelled the aroma
  • 00:12:23.654 --> 00:12:25.556
  • And he smelled the aromaof the meal
  • 00:12:25.556 --> 00:12:26.824
  • of the mealthat his brother Jacob
  • 00:12:26.824 --> 00:12:28.292
  • that his brother Jacobhad fixed.
  • 00:12:28.292 --> 00:12:30.761
  • had fixed.The tantalizing aroma
  • 00:12:30.761 --> 00:12:32.863
  • The tantalizing aromaof that bean soup.
  • 00:12:32.863 --> 00:12:33.931
  • of that bean soup.He was starving.
  • 00:12:33.931 --> 00:12:35.032
  • He was starving.And he said, give me some.
  • 00:12:35.032 --> 00:12:36.333
  • And he said, give me some.And if that'd been me,
  • 00:12:36.333 --> 00:12:37.267
  • And if that'd been me,and that was my brother,
  • 00:12:37.267 --> 00:12:40.904
  • and that was my brother,I'd a given him some soup.
  • 00:12:40.904 --> 00:12:41.305
  • I'd a given him some soup.That's just
  • 00:12:41.305 --> 00:12:42.806
  • That's justthe kinda guy I am.
  • 00:12:42.806 --> 00:12:44.675
  • the kinda guy I am.But not --
  • 00:12:44.675 --> 00:12:45.042
  • But not --but not --
  • 00:12:45.042 --> 00:12:46.210
  • but not --Listen to this.
  • 00:12:46.210 --> 00:12:48.111
  • Listen to this.Not Jacob.
  • 00:12:48.111 --> 00:12:48.645
  • Not Jacob.Jacob said,
  • 00:12:48.645 --> 00:12:49.580
  • Jacob said,I want the blessing,
  • 00:12:49.580 --> 00:12:50.247
  • I want the blessing,but I don't wanna
  • 00:12:50.247 --> 00:12:51.014
  • but I don't wannaget it the way
  • 00:12:51.014 --> 00:12:52.783
  • get it the waythat others have got it.
  • 00:12:52.783 --> 00:12:54.084
  • that others have got it.I want the shortcut.
  • 00:12:54.084 --> 00:12:55.352
  • I want the shortcut.I've intellectually figured
  • 00:12:55.352 --> 00:12:57.921
  • I've intellectually figuredthis thing out.
  • 00:12:57.921 --> 00:12:59.990
  • this thing out.Scheming.
  • 00:12:59.990 --> 00:13:01.491
  • Scheming.You give me
  • 00:13:01.491 --> 00:13:02.893
  • You give methe birthright,
  • 00:13:02.893 --> 00:13:05.696
  • the birthright,I'll give you the beans.
  • 00:13:05.696 --> 00:13:06.363
  • I'll give you the beans.And the Bible said
  • 00:13:06.363 --> 00:13:07.297
  • And the Bible saidwhile he was eating
  • 00:13:07.297 --> 00:13:08.899
  • while he was eatingthe meal and distracted,
  • 00:13:08.899 --> 00:13:12.002
  • the meal and distracted,he went in and took goat's hair
  • 00:13:12.002 --> 00:13:13.337
  • he went in and took goat's hairand put it on his arms.
  • 00:13:13.337 --> 00:13:14.137
  • and put it on his arms.Because his brother
  • 00:13:14.137 --> 00:13:16.273
  • Because his brotherwas hairy.
  • 00:13:16.273 --> 00:13:17.574
  • was hairy.And he went in,
  • 00:13:17.574 --> 00:13:19.476
  • And he went in,and he disguised his voice,
  • 00:13:19.476 --> 00:13:20.110
  • and he disguised his voice,and he said,
  • 00:13:20.110 --> 00:13:22.246
  • and he said,"Father, Father.
  • 00:13:22.246 --> 00:13:23.580
  • "Father, Father.Bless me, Father.
  • 00:13:23.580 --> 00:13:24.548
  • Bless me, Father.I have the birthright
  • 00:13:24.548 --> 00:13:25.816
  • I have the birthrightin my hand.
  • 00:13:25.816 --> 00:13:27.150
  • in my hand.Bless me.
  • 00:13:27.150 --> 00:13:28.218
  • Bless me.It's your son, Esau."
  • 00:13:28.218 --> 00:13:28.986
  • It's your son, Esau."And his dad said
  • 00:13:28.986 --> 00:13:30.621
  • And his dad saidsomething interesting.
  • 00:13:30.621 --> 00:13:32.089
  • something interesting.His dad said,
  • 00:13:32.089 --> 00:13:37.461
  • His dad said,"You sound like Jacob,
  • 00:13:37.461 --> 00:13:40.998
  • "You sound like Jacob,but you feel like Esau."
  • 00:13:40.998 --> 00:13:41.465
  • but you feel like Esau."There's a huge
  • 00:13:41.465 --> 00:13:44.001
  • There's a hugelittle lesson right here.
  • 00:13:44.001 --> 00:13:45.302
  • little lesson right here.And the Bible said
  • 00:13:45.302 --> 00:13:46.270
  • And the Bible saidhe went by his,
  • 00:13:46.270 --> 00:13:47.337
  • he went by his,what he felt instead
  • 00:13:47.337 --> 00:13:49.840
  • what he felt insteadof what he heard.
  • 00:13:49.840 --> 00:13:50.908
  • of what he heard.Any time you start
  • 00:13:50.908 --> 00:13:51.742
  • Any time you startletting your feelings
  • 00:13:51.742 --> 00:13:57.180
  • letting your feelingsgo above what God is saying,
  • 00:13:57.180 --> 00:13:58.248
  • go above what God is saying,your feelings will always
  • 00:13:58.248 --> 00:14:00.617
  • your feelings will alwaysdeceive you and take you
  • 00:14:00.617 --> 00:14:03.186
  • deceive you and take youin the wrong direction
  • 00:14:03.186 --> 00:14:03.820
  • in the wrong directionover what God
  • 00:14:03.820 --> 00:14:06.456
  • over what Godis telling you.
  • 00:14:06.456 --> 00:14:07.157
  • is telling you.We don't walk
  • 00:14:07.157 --> 00:14:08.759
  • We don't walkby our feelings.
  • 00:14:08.759 --> 00:14:10.427
  • by our feelings.If it feels right
  • 00:14:10.427 --> 00:14:13.363
  • If it feels rightbut the Word says it's wrong,
  • 00:14:13.363 --> 00:14:14.698
  • but the Word says it's wrong,your feelings are wrong,
  • 00:14:14.698 --> 00:14:16.166
  • your feelings are wrong,and the Word is right.
  • 00:14:16.166 --> 00:14:17.634
  • and the Word is right.What you hear is right.
  • 00:14:17.634 --> 00:14:19.536
  • What you hear is right."Man shall not live
  • 00:14:19.536 --> 00:14:20.270
  • "Man shall not liveby bread alone,
  • 00:14:20.270 --> 00:14:22.005
  • by bread alone,but by every word
  • 00:14:22.005 --> 00:14:24.207
  • but by every wordthat proceeds
  • 00:14:24.207 --> 00:14:26.743
  • that proceedsout of the mouth of God."
  • 00:14:26.743 --> 00:14:29.546
  • out of the mouth of God."Can't trust your feelings,
  • 00:14:29.546 --> 00:14:30.113
  • Can't trust your feelings,but you can trust
  • 00:14:30.113 --> 00:14:33.450
  • but you can trustthe voice.
  • 00:14:33.450 --> 00:14:35.519
  • the voice.Listen.
  • 00:14:35.519 --> 00:14:38.055
  • Listen.So think about it.
  • 00:14:38.055 --> 00:14:38.622
  • So think about it.And then he goes
  • 00:14:38.622 --> 00:14:39.523
  • And then he goesto his father-in-law,
  • 00:14:39.523 --> 00:14:40.290
  • to his father-in-law,and his father-in-law
  • 00:14:40.290 --> 00:14:42.259
  • and his father-in-lawripped him off for 14 years.
  • 00:14:42.259 --> 00:14:45.929
  • ripped him off for 14 years.‘Cause you reap what you sow.
  • 00:14:45.929 --> 00:14:46.763
  • ‘Cause you reap what you sow.But then he turns around,
  • 00:14:46.763 --> 00:14:47.831
  • But then he turns around,and rips his father off,
  • 00:14:47.831 --> 00:14:49.333
  • and rips his father off,and takes the choice
  • 00:14:49.333 --> 00:14:51.134
  • and takes the choicebreeding animals,
  • 00:14:51.134 --> 00:14:54.438
  • breeding animals,and steals ‘em, and goes away.
  • 00:14:54.438 --> 00:14:55.472
  • and steals ‘em, and goes away.So he's ripped off
  • 00:14:55.472 --> 00:14:57.407
  • So he's ripped offand deceived his brother.
  • 00:14:57.407 --> 00:14:58.342
  • and deceived his brother.Burned that bridge.
  • 00:14:58.342 --> 00:14:58.942
  • Burned that bridge.He's ripped off
  • 00:14:58.942 --> 00:15:00.444
  • He's ripped offand deceived his father.
  • 00:15:00.444 --> 00:15:00.877
  • and deceived his father.Don't you know
  • 00:15:00.877 --> 00:15:01.778
  • Don't you knowhis father was heartbroken
  • 00:15:01.778 --> 00:15:02.913
  • his father was heartbrokenwhen he found out the truth?
  • 00:15:02.913 --> 00:15:04.181
  • when he found out the truth?Burned that bridge.
  • 00:15:04.181 --> 00:15:05.415
  • Burned that bridge.His father-in-law.
  • 00:15:05.415 --> 00:15:06.416
  • His father-in-law.Burned that bridge.
  • 00:15:06.416 --> 00:15:07.184
  • Burned that bridge.I'm sure his wife
  • 00:15:07.184 --> 00:15:08.051
  • I'm sure his wifewas upset with him
  • 00:15:08.051 --> 00:15:08.819
  • was upset with him‘cause of that.
  • 00:15:08.819 --> 00:15:09.820
  • ‘cause of that.Burned that bridge.
  • 00:15:09.820 --> 00:15:11.388
  • Burned that bridge.And now he finds himself
  • 00:15:11.388 --> 00:15:13.924
  • And now he finds himselfat a place called Jabbok.
  • 00:15:13.924 --> 00:15:14.958
  • at a place called Jabbok.And the word Jabbok
  • 00:15:14.958 --> 00:15:18.595
  • And the word Jabbokmeans the place of breaking.
  • 00:15:18.595 --> 00:15:21.431
  • means the place of breaking.And he's all by himself.
  • 00:15:21.431 --> 00:15:22.499
  • And he's all by himself.He's got stuff.
  • 00:15:22.499 --> 00:15:24.034
  • He's got stuff.He's got wealth.
  • 00:15:24.034 --> 00:15:30.240
  • He's got wealth.And then the thought hits him.
  • 00:15:30.240 --> 00:15:33.443
  • And then the thought hits him.I'm here,
  • 00:15:33.443 --> 00:15:38.582
  • I'm here,and I have never encountered
  • 00:15:38.582 --> 00:15:41.051
  • and I have never encounteredand I do not have
  • 00:15:41.051 --> 00:15:42.619
  • and I do not havewhat my grandfather
  • 00:15:42.619 --> 00:15:44.688
  • what my grandfatherAbraham had.
  • 00:15:44.688 --> 00:15:46.757
  • Abraham had.I do not have
  • 00:15:46.757 --> 00:15:49.292
  • I do not havewhat my father Isaac had.
  • 00:15:49.292 --> 00:15:51.128
  • what my father Isaac had.I don't have an altar.
  • 00:15:51.128 --> 00:15:52.462
  • I don't have an altar.I don't have a well.
  • 00:15:52.462 --> 00:15:55.866
  • I don't have a well.I have nothing.
  • 00:15:55.866 --> 00:15:57.300
  • I have nothing.And suddenly,
  • 00:15:57.300 --> 00:15:59.569
  • And suddenly,he cries out to God.
  • 00:15:59.569 --> 00:15:59.970
  • he cries out to God.And he says,
  • 00:15:59.970 --> 00:16:02.906
  • And he says,I wanna have a fresh encounter
  • 00:16:02.906 --> 00:16:04.508
  • I wanna have a fresh encounterwith you for myself.
  • 00:16:04.508 --> 00:16:06.410
  • with you for myself.I thank you for what you did
  • 00:16:06.410 --> 00:16:07.544
  • I thank you for what you didin other generations,
  • 00:16:07.544 --> 00:16:10.313
  • in other generations,but I want you to touch me.
  • 00:16:10.313 --> 00:16:11.581
  • but I want you to touch me.My generation.
  • 00:16:11.581 --> 00:16:12.149
  • My generation.Me.
  • 00:16:12.149 --> 00:16:13.583
  • Me.I need to know you,
  • 00:16:13.583 --> 00:16:18.055
  • I need to know you,not up here, but in here.
  • 00:16:18.055 --> 00:16:18.722
  • not up here, but in here.And the Bible said
  • 00:16:18.722 --> 00:16:22.959
  • And the Bible saidGod dispatched an angel,
  • 00:16:22.959 --> 00:16:25.762
  • God dispatched an angel,and the angel came.
  • 00:16:25.762 --> 00:16:26.730
  • and the angel came.And Jacob grabbed
  • 00:16:26.730 --> 00:16:27.731
  • And Jacob grabbedthat angel
  • 00:16:27.731 --> 00:16:28.932
  • that angeland wrestled with him
  • 00:16:28.932 --> 00:16:30.801
  • and wrestled with himuntil that angel touched
  • 00:16:30.801 --> 00:16:32.636
  • until that angel touchedthe hollow of his thigh
  • 00:16:32.636 --> 00:16:38.508
  • the hollow of his thighand disjointed his leg.
  • 00:16:38.508 --> 00:16:39.509
  • and disjointed his leg.He was wrestling
  • 00:16:39.509 --> 00:16:41.812
  • He was wrestlingwith that angel.
  • 00:16:41.812 --> 00:16:42.379
  • with that angel.He's having
  • 00:16:42.379 --> 00:16:44.448
  • He's havinghis own encounter with God
  • 00:16:44.448 --> 00:16:47.951
  • his own encounter with Godat the place of breaking.
  • 00:16:47.951 --> 00:16:49.286
  • at the place of breaking.He's broken.
  • 00:16:49.286 --> 00:16:50.387
  • He's broken.Every relationship
  • 00:16:50.387 --> 00:16:52.089
  • Every relationshipin his life is broken.
  • 00:16:52.089 --> 00:16:54.624
  • in his life is broken.All of his dreams are broken.
  • 00:16:54.624 --> 00:16:56.059
  • All of his dreams are broken.Everything at Jabbok
  • 00:16:56.059 --> 00:16:58.328
  • Everything at Jabbokis messed up, but it's there.
  • 00:16:58.328 --> 00:16:59.896
  • is messed up, but it's there.The very place
  • 00:16:59.896 --> 00:17:00.864
  • The very placeof breaking
  • 00:17:00.864 --> 00:17:02.566
  • of breakingbecomes the very place
  • 00:17:02.566 --> 00:17:04.201
  • becomes the very placeof blessing.
  • 00:17:04.201 --> 00:17:05.135
  • of blessing.That any time God
  • 00:17:05.135 --> 00:17:06.636
  • That any time Godallows you to end up
  • 00:17:06.636 --> 00:17:08.505
  • allows you to end upat the River Jabbok:
  • 00:17:08.505 --> 00:17:13.743
  • at the River Jabbok:broken, alone,
  • 00:17:13.743 --> 00:17:16.713
  • broken, alone,disillusioned,
  • 00:17:16.713 --> 00:17:18.248
  • disillusioned,"what has happened in my life?
  • 00:17:18.248 --> 00:17:19.116
  • "what has happened in my life?How did this happen?
  • 00:17:19.116 --> 00:17:20.217
  • How did this happen?What is going on?"
  • 00:17:20.217 --> 00:17:20.884
  • What is going on?"I'll tell you
  • 00:17:20.884 --> 00:17:21.852
  • I'll tell youwhat is going on.
  • 00:17:21.852 --> 00:17:24.554
  • what is going on.It's a Bible pattern.
  • 00:17:24.554 --> 00:17:25.789
  • It's a Bible pattern.Moses, go to the desert
  • 00:17:25.789 --> 00:17:26.556
  • Moses, go to the desertfor 40 years
  • 00:17:26.556 --> 00:17:27.858
  • for 40 yearsand lose everything.
  • 00:17:27.858 --> 00:17:29.793
  • and lose everything.Broken.
  • 00:17:29.793 --> 00:17:30.861
  • Broken.Job, you're gonna go through
  • 00:17:30.861 --> 00:17:32.129
  • Job, you're gonna go throughthe trial of your life,
  • 00:17:32.129 --> 00:17:32.929
  • the trial of your life,and you'll lose
  • 00:17:32.929 --> 00:17:33.597
  • and you'll loseeverything.
  • 00:17:33.597 --> 00:17:35.565
  • everything.Broken.
  • 00:17:35.565 --> 00:17:36.266
  • Broken.Joseph, you're gonna
  • 00:17:36.266 --> 00:17:37.467
  • Joseph, you're gonnabe thrown into a prison
  • 00:17:37.467 --> 00:17:39.536
  • be thrown into a prisonfor 14 years for a crime
  • 00:17:39.536 --> 00:17:40.670
  • for 14 years for a crimeyou didn't commit.
  • 00:17:40.670 --> 00:17:42.439
  • you didn't commit.Broken.
  • 00:17:42.439 --> 00:17:43.807
  • Broken.Paul, I'm gonna knock you
  • 00:17:43.807 --> 00:17:44.941
  • Paul, I'm gonna knock youoff your high horse,
  • 00:17:44.941 --> 00:17:45.976
  • off your high horse,and you're gonna fall
  • 00:17:45.976 --> 00:17:46.743
  • and you're gonna fallin the dirt.
  • 00:17:46.743 --> 00:17:47.644
  • in the dirt.And for three days,
  • 00:17:47.644 --> 00:17:48.678
  • And for three days,you'll go blind,
  • 00:17:48.678 --> 00:17:50.046
  • you'll go blind,and you won't even know
  • 00:17:50.046 --> 00:17:51.381
  • and you won't even knowwho you are anymore.
  • 00:17:51.381 --> 00:17:53.049
  • who you are anymore.Broken.
  • 00:17:53.049 --> 00:17:54.117
  • Broken.But if you read
  • 00:17:54.117 --> 00:17:54.985
  • But if you readthe last chapter of all four
  • 00:17:54.985 --> 00:17:56.219
  • the last chapter of all fourof those illustrations
  • 00:17:56.219 --> 00:17:57.387
  • of those illustrationsI just gave you,
  • 00:17:57.387 --> 00:17:59.389
  • I just gave you,you'll see this fact.
  • 00:17:59.389 --> 00:18:00.524
  • you'll see this fact.That the breaking
  • 00:18:00.524 --> 00:18:05.762
  • That the breakingwas where the blessing
  • 00:18:05.762 --> 00:18:08.899
  • was where the blessingalways came.
  • 00:18:08.899 --> 00:18:09.633
  • And I close with this.
  • 00:18:17.140 --> 00:18:18.241
  • And I close with this.There are three great lessons
  • 00:18:18.241 --> 00:18:19.309
  • There are three great lessonsthat I want you to get,
  • 00:18:19.309 --> 00:18:20.210
  • that I want you to get,and I can give ‘em to ya
  • 00:18:20.210 --> 00:18:22.312
  • and I can give ‘em to yain three sentences.
  • 00:18:22.312 --> 00:18:23.680
  • in three sentences.Sometimes you have
  • 00:18:23.680 --> 00:18:25.081
  • Sometimes you haveto hold on to God.
  • 00:18:25.081 --> 00:18:26.383
  • to hold on to God.This is what Jacob teaches us
  • 00:18:26.383 --> 00:18:29.119
  • This is what Jacob teaches usin wrestling with that angel
  • 00:18:29.119 --> 00:18:31.221
  • in wrestling with that angelfor his own encounter with God.
  • 00:18:31.221 --> 00:18:32.756
  • for his own encounter with God.Sometimes you have to hold
  • 00:18:32.756 --> 00:18:34.758
  • Sometimes you have to holdon to God longer
  • 00:18:34.758 --> 00:18:37.294
  • on to God longerthan your flesh wants to
  • 00:18:37.294 --> 00:18:39.196
  • than your flesh wants toif you're going to get
  • 00:18:39.196 --> 00:18:42.432
  • if you're going to getan answer from the throne.
  • 00:18:42.432 --> 00:18:42.999
  • an answer from the throne.Notice that
  • 00:18:42.999 --> 00:18:45.135
  • Notice thathe's crippled now.
  • 00:18:45.135 --> 00:18:47.003
  • he's crippled now.But the thing about
  • 00:18:47.003 --> 00:18:48.838
  • But the thing abouta cripple is,
  • 00:18:48.838 --> 00:18:52.609
  • a cripple is,all he can do is cling.
  • 00:18:52.609 --> 00:18:53.977
  • all he can do is cling.And if God has crippled you
  • 00:18:53.977 --> 00:18:54.878
  • And if God has crippled youin some area,
  • 00:18:54.878 --> 00:18:56.813
  • in some area,it wasn't to hurt you.
  • 00:18:56.813 --> 00:18:57.614
  • it wasn't to hurt you.It was to make you
  • 00:18:57.614 --> 00:19:01.518
  • It was to make youcling to Him.
  • 00:19:01.518 --> 00:19:03.420
  • cling to Him.And I can't get there on my own,
  • 00:19:03.420 --> 00:19:04.454
  • And I can't get there on my own,but I'm gonna hold tight
  • 00:19:04.454 --> 00:19:06.590
  • but I'm gonna hold tightto you now.
  • 00:19:06.590 --> 00:19:07.190
  • to you now.I've learned
  • 00:19:07.190 --> 00:19:08.725
  • I've learnedin the place of breaking
  • 00:19:08.725 --> 00:19:13.930
  • in the place of breakingthat I'm crippled
  • 00:19:13.930 --> 00:19:15.665
  • that I'm crippledin this area now,
  • 00:19:15.665 --> 00:19:16.433
  • in this area now,but it'll cause me
  • 00:19:16.433 --> 00:19:19.970
  • but it'll cause meto cling to you, Jesus.
  • 00:19:19.970 --> 00:19:20.937
  • to cling to you, Jesus.Secondly, victory
  • 00:19:20.937 --> 00:19:23.106
  • Secondly, victoryin Jacob's life
  • 00:19:23.106 --> 00:19:25.008
  • in Jacob's lifecame by a touch.
  • 00:19:25.008 --> 00:19:27.777
  • came by a touch.And y'all know me.
  • 00:19:27.777 --> 00:19:30.480
  • And y'all know me.I feel like I'm surrounded
  • 00:19:30.480 --> 00:19:32.115
  • I feel like I'm surroundedwith angels right now.
  • 00:19:32.115 --> 00:19:33.516
  • with angels right now.I'm keenly aware
  • 00:19:33.516 --> 00:19:34.918
  • I'm keenly awarethe presence of God
  • 00:19:34.918 --> 00:19:36.119
  • the presence of Godis in this room.
  • 00:19:36.119 --> 00:19:37.754
  • is in this room.You listen to me.
  • 00:19:37.754 --> 00:19:40.257
  • You listen to me.You listen to me.
  • 00:19:40.257 --> 00:19:44.361
  • You listen to me.Victory came by a touch.
  • 00:19:44.361 --> 00:19:46.596
  • Victory came by a touch.What kind of touch?
  • 00:19:46.596 --> 00:19:48.732
  • What kind of touch?An exhilarating touch?
  • 00:19:48.732 --> 00:19:50.033
  • An exhilarating touch?An exciting touch?
  • 00:19:50.033 --> 00:19:51.034
  • An exciting touch?A fun, happy,
  • 00:19:51.034 --> 00:19:52.469
  • A fun, happy,hallelujah touch?
  • 00:19:52.469 --> 00:19:55.238
  • hallelujah touch?No.
  • 00:19:55.238 --> 00:20:00.710
  • No.A touch of breaking.
  • 00:20:00.710 --> 00:20:05.515
  • A touch of breaking.A touch of crippling.
  • 00:20:05.515 --> 00:20:12.022
  • A touch of crippling.Lastly, this story teaches us
  • 00:20:12.022 --> 00:20:12.822
  • Lastly, this story teaches usthat after you have
  • 00:20:12.822 --> 00:20:15.458
  • that after you haveyour encounter with Jesus,
  • 00:20:15.458 --> 00:20:18.295
  • your encounter with Jesus,Jacob never walked
  • 00:20:18.295 --> 00:20:21.598
  • Jacob never walkedthe same again.
  • 00:20:21.598 --> 00:20:23.566
  • the same again.And every friend
  • 00:20:23.566 --> 00:20:26.736
  • And every friendwho knew him before,
  • 00:20:26.736 --> 00:20:28.238
  • who knew him before,when they saw him
  • 00:20:28.238 --> 00:20:30.140
  • when they saw himafter this encounter,
  • 00:20:30.140 --> 00:20:33.810
  • after this encounter,they all recognize one thing:
  • 00:20:33.810 --> 00:20:41.318
  • they all recognize one thing:he has a different walk.
  • 00:20:41.318 --> 00:20:45.355
  • he has a different walk.It changed his walk.
  • 00:20:45.355 --> 00:20:48.058
  • It changed his walk.Before if they saw the shape
  • 00:20:48.058 --> 00:20:49.459
  • Before if they saw the shapeof someone coming,
  • 00:20:49.459 --> 00:20:50.060
  • of someone coming,they knew.
  • 00:20:50.060 --> 00:20:53.330
  • they knew.That's old, proud,
  • 00:20:53.330 --> 00:20:54.698
  • That's old, proud,arrogant, deceiving,
  • 00:20:54.698 --> 00:20:57.000
  • arrogant, deceiving,self-centered Jacob.
  • 00:20:57.000 --> 00:20:57.801
  • self-centered Jacob.He would walk in,
  • 00:20:57.801 --> 00:20:59.569
  • He would walk in,and you could see him coming.
  • 00:20:59.569 --> 00:21:02.439
  • and you could see him coming.But now his walk has changed.
  • 00:21:02.439 --> 00:21:05.842
  • But now his walk has changed.He's got a limp.
  • 00:21:05.842 --> 00:21:06.409
  • He's got a limp.Because when
  • 00:21:06.409 --> 00:21:08.178
  • Because whenyou truly encounter Jesus,
  • 00:21:08.178 --> 00:21:12.882
  • you truly encounter Jesus,He changes your walk.
  • 00:21:12.882 --> 00:21:13.983
  • He changes your walk.And I'm praying some of you
  • 00:21:13.983 --> 00:21:15.151
  • And I'm praying some of youwill have such an encounter
  • 00:21:15.151 --> 00:21:16.386
  • will have such an encounterwith Jesus today
  • 00:21:16.386 --> 00:21:17.387
  • with Jesus todaythat you leave here
  • 00:21:17.387 --> 00:21:21.524
  • that you leave herewith some spiritual swag.
  • 00:21:21.524 --> 00:21:22.625
  • with some spiritual swag.This is spiritual swag.
  • 00:21:22.625 --> 00:21:24.361
  • This is spiritual swag.I'm clinging to Jesus,
  • 00:21:24.361 --> 00:21:25.962
  • I'm clinging to Jesus,and I can't even make it.
  • 00:21:25.962 --> 00:21:27.464
  • and I can't even make it.I don't wanna go anywhere
  • 00:21:27.464 --> 00:21:28.898
  • I don't wanna go anywherethat He doesn't want me to go.
  • 00:21:28.898 --> 00:21:29.666
  • that He doesn't want me to go.I'll only go
  • 00:21:29.666 --> 00:21:31.000
  • I'll only gowhere He goes with me.
  • 00:21:31.000 --> 00:21:32.402
  • where He goes with me.And if Jesus can't go,
  • 00:21:32.402 --> 00:21:33.570
  • And if Jesus can't go,you can have it.
  • 00:21:33.570 --> 00:21:35.305
  • you can have it.I'd rather cling to Him.
  • 00:21:35.305 --> 00:21:38.975
  • I'd rather cling to Him.I have a new walk.
  • 00:21:38.975 --> 00:21:41.244
  • I have a new walk.I have a new talk.
  • 00:21:41.244 --> 00:21:43.046
  • And I wonder.
  • 00:21:51.087 --> 00:21:54.290
  • And I wonder.I know when it happened to me.
  • 00:21:54.290 --> 00:21:55.024
  • I know when it happened to me.I know when I had
  • 00:21:55.024 --> 00:21:57.527
  • I know when I hada Jacob encounter
  • 00:21:57.527 --> 00:22:00.964
  • a Jacob encounterwhen I was 16 years old
  • 00:22:00.964 --> 00:22:03.433
  • when I was 16 years oldthat I left that building
  • 00:22:03.433 --> 00:22:08.972
  • that I left that buildingand that service changed.
  • 00:22:08.972 --> 00:22:09.472
  • and that service changed.I didn't know
  • 00:22:09.472 --> 00:22:10.507
  • I didn't knowwhat the future held,
  • 00:22:10.507 --> 00:22:11.441
  • what the future held,but I knew one thing:
  • 00:22:11.441 --> 00:22:13.343
  • but I knew one thing:I was clinging on to Him,
  • 00:22:13.343 --> 00:22:14.244
  • I was clinging on to Him,and nothing would ever
  • 00:22:14.244 --> 00:22:17.280
  • and nothing would everseparate me again.
  • 00:22:17.280 --> 00:22:17.947
  • separate me again.And that's the truth.
  • 00:22:17.947 --> 00:22:19.749
  • And that's the truth.Nothing can separate me
  • 00:22:19.749 --> 00:22:21.017
  • Nothing can separate mefrom the love of God.
  • 00:22:21.017 --> 00:22:22.685
  • from the love of God.I've failed the Lord many times,
  • 00:22:22.685 --> 00:22:25.054
  • I've failed the Lord many times,but my lameness,
  • 00:22:25.054 --> 00:22:26.222
  • but my lameness,my crippled place
  • 00:22:26.222 --> 00:22:32.695
  • my crippled placecauses me to cling, not run.
  • 00:22:32.695 --> 00:22:34.631
  • causes me to cling, not run.And there's a whole
  • 00:22:34.631 --> 00:22:38.268
  • And there's a wholenew generation of Jacobs
  • 00:22:38.268 --> 00:22:39.602
  • new generation of Jacobsthat know about Him up here.
  • 00:22:39.602 --> 00:22:41.271
  • that know about Him up here.And you've set for years,
  • 00:22:41.271 --> 00:22:42.272
  • And you've set for years,and years, and years.
  • 00:22:42.272 --> 00:22:46.810
  • and years, and years.I see all these people.
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  • I see all these people.But you need a well,
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  • But you need a well,you need an altar,
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  • you need an altar,and you need an encounter.
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  • and you need an encounter.And I close with this.
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  • And I close with this.Sometimes victory
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  • Sometimes victorymeans defeat.
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  • means defeat.Sometimes you have to lose
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  • Sometimes you have to losephysically to win spiritually.
  • 00:23:06.863 --> 00:23:08.598
  • physically to win spiritually.In the natural world you lose,
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  • In the natural world you lose,it looks like.
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  • it looks like.But in the spiritual world,
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  • But in the spiritual world,you just stepped up
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  • you just stepped upinto God's holy spotlight.
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  • into God's holy spotlight.And it happened
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  • And it happenednot at a happy place,
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  • not at a happy place,but at a Jabbok.
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  • but at a Jabbok.Brokenness.
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  • Brokenness.Weeping.
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  • Weeping.Loneliness.
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  • Loneliness.Crying.
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  • Crying.Wondering, will I ever
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  • Wondering, will I eversee the light again?
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  • see the light again?I know you can't avoid
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  • I know you can't avoidthe altar of Abraham.
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  • the altar of Abraham.You can't avoid
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  • You can't avoidthe well of Isaac.
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  • the well of Isaac.And you can't avoid
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  • And you can't avoidthe encounter of Jacob
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  • the encounter of Jacobin a personal way
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  • - Thank you so much
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  • - Thank you so muchfor being with us today
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  • for being with us todayon Kingdom Connection.
  • 00:23:56.646 --> 00:23:58.081
  • on Kingdom Connection.It's because of you
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  • It's because of youwe're on television right now.
  • 00:24:00.283 --> 00:24:01.451
  • we're on television right now.Why don't you just repeat
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  • Why don't you just repeatthis prayer after me.
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  • this prayer after me."Lord, Jesus."
  • 00:24:03.786 --> 00:24:04.721
  • "Lord, Jesus."Just say those words.
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  • Just say those words."Lord, Jesus
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  • "Lord, Jesuscome into my heart.
  • 00:24:07.590 --> 00:24:09.392
  • come into my heart.You died and shed your blood
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  • You died and shed your bloodto forgive me,
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  • to forgive me,and rose again
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  • and rose againto live through me.
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  • to live through me.I give You my life,
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  • I give You my life,give me Your peace,
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  • give me Your peace,give me Your help,
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  • give me Your help,give me Your purpose
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  • give me Your purposefor my life.
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  • for my life.In Jesus' name.
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  • In Jesus' name.I don't wanna be alone anymore.
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  • I don't wanna be alone anymore.Amen, and amen."
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  • Amen, and amen."I really want you to know
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  • I really want you to knowa miracle just happened.
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  • a miracle just happened.Our team has prepared
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  • Our team has prepareda special kit designed
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  • a special kit designedfor your new walk with the Lord.
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  • for your new walk with the Lord.We really want to help you.
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  • We really want to help you.And we pray that this
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  • And we pray that this21-day devotional
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  • 21-day devotionalwill bless you,
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  • will bless you,and guide you.
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  • and guide you.Whatever season of life
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  • Whatever season of lifethat you may be in,
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  • that you may be in,you'll sense the presence,
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  • you'll sense the presence,the peace,
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  • the peace,and the goodness of God.
  • 00:24:53.670 --> 00:24:54.904
  • and the goodness of God.For decades I have set
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  • For decades I have setthe beginning of the year
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  • the beginning of the yearfor prayer and fasting.
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  • for prayer and fasting.For 21 days we will seek
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  • For 21 days we will seekthe face of the Lord.
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  • the face of the Lord.Our team has put together
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  • Our team has put togethersome unique resources
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  • some unique resourcesto help you plan and prepare
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  • to help you plan and prepareand to build your faith
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  • and to build your faithfor a successful fast.
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  • for a successful fast.You can do it.
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  • You can do it.And please know that your gift
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  • And please know that your giftof support to this ministry
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  • of support to this ministryhelps us keep preaching
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  • helps us keep preachingthe message of Jesus Christ
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  • the message of Jesus Christall around the world
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  • all around the worldin over 200 nations
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  • in over 200 nationsall over the world.
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  • all over the world.You keep it going,
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  • You keep it going,you make it happen
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  • you make it happenwhen you give.
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  • when you give.That's our primary reason
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  • That's our primary reasonfor being here
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  • for being hereis to preach the Gospel
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  • is to preach the Gospelof Jesus Christ
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  • of Jesus Christto 200 nations
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  • to 200 nationsthrough this broadcast
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  • through this broadcastand create
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  • and createinspirational resources
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  • inspirational resourcesto use and bless people's lives
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  • to use and bless people's livesand tell 'em more
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  • and tell 'em moreabout Jesus.
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  • about Jesus.Thank you.
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  • Thank you.Please help us end strong
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  • Please help us end strongthis year.
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  • this year.Give an unusual gift.
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  • Give an unusual gift.We need your support
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  • We need your supportto do what God
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  • Fasting is a tremendous weapon,
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  • and a source of power
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  • in the life
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  • of every believer.
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