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September 19, 2019
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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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  • - 2 Samuel, Chapter 12,
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  • and I'm going to begin reading
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  • with Verse 1, "Then the Lord
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  • sent Nathan to David,
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  • and he came to him
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  • and said to him
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  • there were two men in one city,
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  • one rich and one poor.
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  • The rich man had exceeding
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  • many flocks and herds,
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  • but the poor man had nothing
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  • except one little ewe lamb
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  • which he had bought
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  • and nourished.
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  • It grew up together with him
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  • and his children.
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  • It ate of his food and drank
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  • from his own cup and lay
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  • in his bosom as if it was like
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  • a daughter to him,
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  • and behold a traveler
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  • came to the rich man who refused
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  • to take from his own flock
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  • and from his own herd to prepare
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  • one a meal
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  • for the wayfaring man.
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  • He took the poor man's lamb
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  • and prepared it for the man
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  • who had come to him.
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  • So, David's anger
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  • was greatly aroused
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  • against the man.
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  • He said to Nathan,
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  • as the Lord lives this man
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  • who has done this
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  • will surely die,
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  • and he said restore fourfold
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  • the lamb because he did this
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  • thing because he had no pity.
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  • Then Nathan said to David
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  • you are the man.
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  • You are the man."
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  • And I want to talk to you
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  • for just a few moments about
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  • this particularly, Verse 4,
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  • "and there came a traveler,
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  • and a traveler
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  • came to the rich man."
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  • Everything in this story pivots
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  • and changes when a traveler
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  • shows up.
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  • I want to talk to you about
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  • what that traveler represents
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  • in our life.
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  • The traveler took something
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  • from the poor man
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  • that was precious,
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  • and he'll take something
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  • from you if you allow him in
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  • and you feed him.
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  • He said,
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  • "Beware of the traveler."
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  • What caused David to go from
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  • What caused the saint
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  • to become a sinner?
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  • What caused this man
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  • who was so powerful
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  • and so anointed
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  • to somehow become a weakling?
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  • It didn't happen overnight.
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  • It didn't happen
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  • in a week's time.
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  • He was 50 years of age;
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  • 30 when he first became
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  • king of Israel,
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  • and he reigned for 20 years,
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  • and for 20 years
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  • Satan watched him.
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  • Our enemy watches
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  • what we smile at.
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  • Our enemy watches
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  • what we react to.
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  • I marvel at
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  • the patience of hell.
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  • Hell is very patient.
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  • It doesn't take you down quick.
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  • It just watches you
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  • and probes and watches,
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  • and the enemy watched this man
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  • named David.
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  • You see, David never considered
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  • how far one thought
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  • could take him.
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  • One evil thought transpired
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  • into a look,
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  • and the look led to lust,
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  • and the lust led to lost,
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  • and eventually it all started
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  • with an evil mind.
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  • It all started when he let
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  • the traveler in.
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  • There came a thought to him
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  • one day.
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  • When the kings went to war,
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  • he was at home in his palace,
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  • and he looked out
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  • and he saw a woman bathing,
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  • and that's the traveler
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  • coming by.
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  • You can't help it
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  • if you see something.
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  • You live in a natural world.
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  • You have eyes that see.
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  • You have ears that hear.
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  • You notice the world
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  • and the things that you're in,
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  • but it's when you don't just let
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  • the traveler -- you need to
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  • let him keep traveling,
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  • but when you open the door
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  • and invite them in
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  • and then start feeding
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  • the traveler,
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  • you start slaying the lamb
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  • in your house to feed
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  • the traveler the bad thoughts,
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  • the evil thoughts.
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  • A lamb is dying in you
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  • when you're feeding
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  • the wrong thoughts.
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  • And it wasn't that
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  • just he saw her.
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  • If at that moment he would
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  • have said, Lord,
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  • I need to look this way,
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  • and I need to go in here,
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  • and I need to sing
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  • a song of praise
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  • and get my harp out,
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  • get me some Scripture out,
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  • and get my mind right.
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  • But he started feeding
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  • that thought.
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  • He began to ask questions.
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  • You should read the story.
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  • He asked questions who is she?
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  • Well, first of all,
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  • you're a married man,
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  • so what difference
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  • does it make who she is?
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  • You shouldn't be looking
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  • on her Facebook.
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  • You shouldn't be looking
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  • up her email.
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  • You shouldn't be
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  • asking questions about her.
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  • You're a married man.
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  • And then he invited,
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  • sent for her.
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  • Sent for her.
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  • I'm sure he made --
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  • she probably needs prayer.
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  • She probably needs someone
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  • to talk to.
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  • She might need some counseling.
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  • Sent for her.
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  • You're a married man.
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  • Why are you sending for her?
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  • What's he doing?
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  • He's feeding that thought.
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  • He's feeding that thought.
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  • He never dreamed.
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  • He never considered how far
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  • an evil thought could take him.
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  • It all began
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  • with an evil thought.
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  • Listen to this,
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  • little did he know
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  • that before long
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  • he would be an adulterer,
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  • he would be a murderer,
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  • he would be a liar,
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  • he would bear false witness,
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  • he would dishonor his parents,
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  • he would steal,
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  • he would kill,
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  • he would covet.
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  • He broke all Ten Commandments
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  • with his sin,
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  • and do you know how he did it?
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  • It all started
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  • with a simple thought.
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  • Yes, he saw it.
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  • He should have turned away.
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  • You can't help it
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  • if a bird flies over your head,
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  • but you don't need to let him
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  • build a nest and hatch eggs
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  • in your hair.
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  • There's a difference,
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  • and it's not wrong
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  • to be tempted.
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  • Even Jesus was tempted.
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  • But it's when you open the door
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  • and you start feeding
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  • the lust of the flesh,
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  • the lust of the eyes,
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  • the pride of life,
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  • feeding depression,
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  • feeding hopelessness,
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  • feeding negativism.
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  • When you start feeding
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  • that thing,
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  • it starts killing the lamb.
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  • The Bible said that David took
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  • for himself in 2 Samuel 5:13
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  • more concubines and more wives.
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  • See, kings were forbidden
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  • to have too much
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  • of three things.
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  • God said if you're a king
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  • in Deuteronomy --
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  • I think it's the 17th chapter.
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  • He said you're not to have
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  • many horses.
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  • I don't know why.
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  • You're not to have much gold.
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  • I don't know why.
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  • And then He said you're not
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  • to have many wives.
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  • Well, David after a great battle
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  • slew his war horses
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  • as a sacrifice to God.
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  • He didn't have a problem
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  • with the horses.
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  • David, after he made millions
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  • and billions of dollars,
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  • took all of that money
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  • and gave it to Solomon
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  • so he could build a temple.
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  • So, he didn't have a problem
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  • with the gold,
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  • but he had a problem
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  • with the girls.
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  • Listen folks,
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  • you can't live wrong
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  • and die right.
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  • Temptation is the devil
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  • looking through the keyhole.
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  • Yielding is when you open up
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  • the door and let him in.
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  • There are restless spirits
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  • that are gripping men and women
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  • in their homes
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  • and in their families
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  • and young people,
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  • and when that restless spirit
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  • comes on you,
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  • the enemy will send
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  • the traveler,
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  • and if you start feeding
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  • the wrong thoughts,
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  • the evil thoughts,
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  • the wicked thoughts,
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  • what are you thinking on?
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  • The Bible said when lust
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  • has conceived
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  • it bringeth forth sin
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  • and when sin is finished,
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  • it brings forth death.
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  • Notice the threefold step
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  • to destruction.
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  • When lust has conceived
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  • where is it conceived?
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  • In the mind.
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  • It brings forth sin how?
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  • Through the deeds of the body.
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  • What you think in your mind
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  • you'll do in time,
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  • and then it bringeth
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  • forth death.
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  • That's spiritual death,
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  • but it all starts in the mind.
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  • It all starts
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  • with your thinking.
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  • What do you think about
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  • in private?
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  • What are thinking about?
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  • What are you toying with?
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  • Many people aren't doing it,
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  • but they're toying
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  • with temptation,
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  • thinking about it.
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  • Constantly thinking about it.
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  • Listen to this.
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  • Private thoughts
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  • lead to public actions.
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  • What you do in private
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  • and think in private,
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  • it's a matter of time
  • 00:09:03.210 --> 00:09:05.030
  • before you manifest in public.
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  • Isaiah 55:7 said,
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  • "Let the wicked man forsake
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  • his wickedness,"
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  • listen to this,
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  • "and the unrighteous man
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  • his thoughts."
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  • I think it's so significant
  • 00:09:19.070 --> 00:09:20.230
  • that God says
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  • if you want to follow me,
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  • you're going to have to
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  • not just stop doing
  • 00:09:24.100 --> 00:09:25.190
  • the wicked stuff,
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  • but let the unrighteous man
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  • forsake his thoughts.
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  • One of the signs
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  • of an unrighteous person
  • 00:09:34.260 --> 00:09:36.270
  • is what kind of thoughts
  • 00:09:36.270 --> 00:09:38.010
  • they think on constantly.
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  • What are you feeding?
  • 00:09:40.180 --> 00:09:42.080
  • Are you feeding
  • 00:09:42.080 --> 00:09:43.170
  • the lust of the flesh?
  • 00:09:43.170 --> 00:09:44.140
  • What kind of music
  • 00:09:44.140 --> 00:09:45.070
  • are you listening to?
  • 00:09:45.070 --> 00:09:46.150
  • What kind of stuff
  • 00:09:46.150 --> 00:09:47.260
  • are you looking at?
  • 00:09:47.260 --> 00:09:50.050
  • What kind of things are out
  • 00:09:50.050 --> 00:09:51.020
  • of control in your life,
  • 00:09:51.020 --> 00:09:52.120
  • and you're feeding the traveler?
  • 00:09:52.120 --> 00:09:53.250
  • You're not sending him
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  • on down the road.
  • 00:09:54.230 --> 00:09:55.230
  • It's not wrong to be tempted,
  • 00:09:55.230 --> 00:09:58.020
  • but it's wrong when
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  • you open the door
  • 00:09:59.090 --> 00:09:59.250
  • and start feeding that thought.
  • 00:10:00.110 --> 00:10:03.110
  • You've got to get a grip on it.
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  • The Bible says you take
  • 00:10:05.210 --> 00:10:06.270
  • your thoughts captive.
  • 00:10:06.270 --> 00:10:09.010
  • You take captive
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  • the thoughts of the enemy
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  • and the vain imagination.
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  • You don't sit around
  • 00:10:15.040 --> 00:10:16.050
  • and let the enemy just fill
  • 00:10:16.050 --> 00:10:17.040
  • your mind with filth and trash.
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  • You take authority over that.
  • 00:10:19.240 --> 00:10:21.210
  • You take authority over that.
  • 00:10:21.210 --> 00:10:23.190
  • He wants to charge into us
  • 00:10:25.220 --> 00:10:28.220
  • with evil thoughts.
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  • Jesus said the prince
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  • of this world comes
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  • and finds nothing in me.
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  • If the enemy can't get
  • 00:10:35.240 --> 00:10:37.290
  • nothing in you,
  • 00:10:37.290 --> 00:10:38.240
  • he can't get you
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  • to do things that you
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  • don't want to do.
  • 00:10:40.210 --> 00:10:41.230
  • He has the first get it in you
  • 00:10:41.230 --> 00:10:42.270
  • before he gets you to do it
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  • and if you're taking in
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  • and feeding ungodly thoughts
  • 00:10:47.070 --> 00:10:49.160
  • in your life,
  • 00:10:49.160 --> 00:10:50.260
  • feeding on things
  • 00:10:50.260 --> 00:10:52.050
  • that you know are not right,
  • 00:10:52.050 --> 00:10:54.190
  • then the enemy
  • 00:10:54.190 --> 00:10:56.160
  • is getting in you
  • 00:10:56.160 --> 00:10:57.110
  • and before he can take you out,
  • 00:10:57.110 --> 00:10:59.240
  • he has to get into you.
  • 00:10:59.240 --> 00:11:01.180
  • "The prince of this world comes,
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  • and he finds nothing in me,"
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  • Jesus said.
  • 00:11:05.120 --> 00:11:06.260
  • Some of you have your mind
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  • more on things
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  • than you do Jesus.
  • 00:11:11.040 --> 00:11:12.110
  • The kingdom of thingdom,
  • 00:11:12.110 --> 00:11:14.280
  • prisoners of plenty,
  • 00:11:14.280 --> 00:11:17.060
  • but the challenge in the age
  • 00:11:17.060 --> 00:11:19.130
  • in which we're living is to love
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  • the Lord our God,
  • 00:11:21.210 --> 00:11:23.100
  • the Bible said,
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  • with all of your mind, soul,
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  • and strength.
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  • Isn't that
  • 00:11:28.090 --> 00:11:29.120
  • an interesting verse there?
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  • Love the Lord your God
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  • with all of your heart, soul,
  • 00:11:33.150 --> 00:11:35.090
  • and with your mind.
  • 00:11:35.090 --> 00:11:36.230
  • Do you love God?
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  • I know you love Him
  • 00:11:37.200 --> 00:11:38.140
  • with your heart.
  • 00:11:38.140 --> 00:11:39.150
  • I know you wouldn't be here
  • 00:11:39.150 --> 00:11:40.120
  • this morning if you didn't
  • 00:11:40.120 --> 00:11:41.100
  • love the Lord, but are you
  • 00:11:41.100 --> 00:11:42.130
  • loving Him with your mind?
  • 00:11:42.130 --> 00:11:44.170
  • Are you loving Him
  • 00:11:44.170 --> 00:11:45.290
  • with the six inches
  • 00:11:45.290 --> 00:11:47.050
  • from this ear to this ear?
  • 00:11:47.050 --> 00:11:49.050
  • The biggest battle
  • 00:11:49.050 --> 00:11:50.020
  • that you'll ever face
  • 00:11:50.020 --> 00:11:51.000
  • is not out there.
  • 00:11:51.000 --> 00:11:52.030
  • It's from one ear to the other.
  • 00:11:52.030 --> 00:11:53.240
  • This area right here
  • 00:11:53.240 --> 00:11:54.240
  • will determine victory
  • 00:11:54.240 --> 00:11:56.000
  • or defeat in your life.
  • 00:11:56.000 --> 00:11:57.200
  • This area right here
  • 00:11:57.200 --> 00:11:58.230
  • will determine whether
  • 00:11:58.230 --> 00:11:59.180
  • you're pure or you're unpure
  • 00:11:59.180 --> 00:12:01.260
  • or whether you're clean
  • 00:12:01.260 --> 00:12:02.240
  • or you're unclean,
  • 00:12:02.240 --> 00:12:04.050
  • and I have to have this area
  • 00:12:04.050 --> 00:12:06.120
  • in love with Jesus.
  • 00:12:07.090 --> 00:12:10.090
  • I can't have a carnal mind.
  • 00:12:10.090 --> 00:12:12.150
  • To be carnally minded,
  • 00:12:12.150 --> 00:12:14.060
  • Paul said, is death.
  • 00:12:14.060 --> 00:12:16.250
  • It's death to your dreams.
  • 00:12:16.250 --> 00:12:19.200
  • It's death to your business.
  • 00:12:19.200 --> 00:12:21.090
  • It's death to your integrity.
  • 00:12:21.090 --> 00:12:23.200
  • It's death to you character
  • 00:12:23.200 --> 00:12:24.240
  • to be carnally minded.
  • 00:12:26.000 --> 00:12:29.000
  • Are you a carnal-minded person?
  • 00:12:30.180 --> 00:12:33.180
  • Philippians 4:8 said,
  • 00:12:33.180 --> 00:12:34.290
  • "Finally brother,
  • 00:12:34.290 --> 00:12:35.290
  • whatsoever things are true,
  • 00:12:35.290 --> 00:12:38.170
  • whatsoever things are honest,"
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  • come on, everybody,
  • 00:12:42.160 --> 00:12:43.180
  • help me preach, "Whatsoever...
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  • Whatsoever things are just,
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  • whatsoever things are pure."
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  • "Whatsoever things are lovely,
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  • whatsoever things
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  • are of a good report,
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  • if there be any virtue,
  • 00:12:55.230 --> 00:12:58.090
  • if there be any praise,"
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  • come on,
  • 00:13:00.180 --> 00:13:01.060
  • "think on these things."
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  • Are you loving the Lord
  • 00:13:05.130 --> 00:13:06.180
  • with all your mind?
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  • If you are,
  • 00:13:08.200 --> 00:13:10.040
  • then that's how you do it.
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  • If there's anything good,
  • 00:13:11.170 --> 00:13:12.270
  • invite it in and feed it.
  • 00:13:12.270 --> 00:13:15.260
  • Feed it, feed it, feed it.
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  • If there's anything wholesome,
  • 00:13:17.080 --> 00:13:18.150
  • invite it in
  • 00:13:18.150 --> 00:13:19.030
  • and feed it, feed it, feed it.
  • 00:13:19.030 --> 00:13:20.190
  • If there's anything of praise
  • 00:13:20.190 --> 00:13:22.140
  • and good report, invite it in.
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  • You want to get beyond
  • 00:13:24.260 --> 00:13:26.170
  • your depression?
  • 00:13:26.170 --> 00:13:27.050
  • Don't invite depression
  • 00:13:27.050 --> 00:13:28.270
  • and feed it.
  • 00:13:28.270 --> 00:13:30.190
  • Invite victory it.
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  • We're not called to be a bunch
  • 00:13:32.080 --> 00:13:33.210
  • of depressed people.
  • 00:13:33.210 --> 00:13:34.290
  • We're called to reign
  • 00:13:34.290 --> 00:13:36.060
  • in this life.
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  • Yeah, I get down,
  • 00:13:37.010 --> 00:13:38.040
  • but I don't stay down.
  • 00:13:38.040 --> 00:13:39.180
  • There's only one direction.
  • 00:13:39.180 --> 00:13:42.060
  • I'm coming up.
  • 00:13:42.060 --> 00:13:43.100
  • I'm always coming up.
  • 00:13:43.100 --> 00:13:45.000
  • I'll never stay down.
  • 00:13:45.000 --> 00:13:46.050
  • Think on these things.
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  • Well, Pastor,
  • 00:13:48.000 --> 00:13:49.110
  • you don't understand.
  • 00:13:49.110 --> 00:13:50.130
  • I lost my job this week.
  • 00:13:50.130 --> 00:13:51.230
  • But my God shall supply
  • 00:13:51.230 --> 00:13:53.070
  • all your needs.
  • 00:13:53.070 --> 00:13:54.260
  • Invite that in and feed it
  • 00:13:54.260 --> 00:13:56.000
  • and watch it feed you.
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  • I've never seen
  • 00:13:57.230 --> 00:13:59.170
  • the righteous forsaken
  • 00:13:59.170 --> 00:14:01.160
  • or his seed out
  • 00:14:01.160 --> 00:14:02.100
  • begging for bread.
  • 00:14:02.100 --> 00:14:03.140
  • Invite that in.
  • 00:14:03.140 --> 00:14:05.090
  • Oh, but the doctor said --
  • 00:14:05.090 --> 00:14:06.270
  • but the Bible said,
  • 00:14:06.270 --> 00:14:07.270
  • "By His stripes we're healed."
  • 00:14:07.270 --> 00:14:09.220
  • Invite that in
  • 00:14:09.220 --> 00:14:10.110
  • and start feeding that.
  • 00:14:14.080 --> 00:14:17.080
  • I wrote this many, many
  • 00:14:17.080 --> 00:14:19.060
  • years ago, and I'm going to
  • 00:14:19.060 --> 00:14:21.080
  • reuse it right now.
  • 00:14:21.080 --> 00:14:22.290
  • They teach that we came from
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  • little muddy drops of water
  • 00:14:26.100 --> 00:14:28.150
  • called protoplasm
  • 00:14:28.150 --> 00:14:30.130
  • that became a tadpole,
  • 00:14:34.000 --> 00:14:37.000
  • and the tadpole
  • 00:14:37.000 --> 00:14:38.030
  • got the wiggling in its tail
  • 00:14:38.030 --> 00:14:40.010
  • and kept wiggling
  • 00:14:40.010 --> 00:14:42.020
  • until it became a fish
  • 00:14:42.020 --> 00:14:43.070
  • with fins.
  • 00:14:43.070 --> 00:14:45.260
  • Maybe that's true.
  • 00:14:47.110 --> 00:14:50.110
  • Maybe that's how they evolved.
  • 00:14:50.110 --> 00:14:51.150
  • I don't know.
  • 00:14:51.150 --> 00:14:52.230
  • That's how
  • 00:14:52.230 --> 00:14:54.250
  • they might've come out.
  • 00:14:55.050 --> 00:14:58.050
  • Then a storm came
  • 00:14:58.050 --> 00:15:00.190
  • and blew him out of the water,
  • 00:15:00.190 --> 00:15:02.080
  • and he started flipping around
  • 00:15:02.080 --> 00:15:03.050
  • in the sand until he knocked
  • 00:15:03.050 --> 00:15:04.160
  • his scales off,
  • 00:15:04.160 --> 00:15:06.020
  • and when his scales fell off,
  • 00:15:06.020 --> 00:15:09.020
  • he grew four legs
  • 00:15:09.020 --> 00:15:11.000
  • and started going around eating,
  • 00:15:11.000 --> 00:15:13.040
  • and there's more fruit
  • 00:15:13.040 --> 00:15:15.060
  • up in the trees than down there,
  • 00:15:15.060 --> 00:15:17.010
  • so he stood up
  • 00:15:17.010 --> 00:15:17.280
  • on his hind legs
  • 00:15:17.280 --> 00:15:18.210
  • more and so therefore,
  • 00:15:18.210 --> 00:15:19.290
  • he stands erect now.
  • 00:15:19.290 --> 00:15:21.180
  • Then he started nibbling
  • 00:15:21.180 --> 00:15:23.190
  • on the grass,
  • 00:15:23.190 --> 00:15:24.280
  • and can you believe it?
  • 00:15:24.280 --> 00:15:26.110
  • A cold spell came
  • 00:15:26.110 --> 00:15:28.070
  • and froze the world,
  • 00:15:28.070 --> 00:15:30.170
  • and he grew some hair,
  • 00:15:30.170 --> 00:15:32.120
  • and he noticed there
  • 00:15:32.120 --> 00:15:33.240
  • was some more fruit up
  • 00:15:33.240 --> 00:15:35.030
  • in the tree than on the ground,
  • 00:15:35.030 --> 00:15:36.130
  • so he moved up into the tree
  • 00:15:36.130 --> 00:15:38.050
  • and grew a tail and hooked
  • 00:15:38.050 --> 00:15:40.140
  • his tail around branches
  • 00:15:40.140 --> 00:15:41.170
  • and became a monkey.
  • 00:15:41.190 --> 00:15:44.190
  • And then from monkey,
  • 00:15:44.190 --> 00:15:46.240
  • eventually through acclimation
  • 00:15:46.240 --> 00:15:48.160
  • and evolution,
  • 00:15:48.160 --> 00:15:50.040
  • some of the hair fell off.
  • 00:15:50.040 --> 00:15:51.130
  • He lost a tail pretty much,
  • 00:15:51.130 --> 00:15:52.270
  • and now from goo to you
  • 00:15:54.130 --> 00:15:57.130
  • by way of the zoo.
  • 00:15:58.070 --> 00:16:01.090
  • That's how you got here.
  • 00:16:01.110 --> 00:16:04.110
  • My Bible said the beginning,
  • 00:16:04.110 --> 00:16:05.130
  • the fear of the Lord
  • 00:16:05.130 --> 00:16:08.110
  • is the beginning of wisdom.
  • 00:16:08.110 --> 00:16:10.150
  • It takes more faith to believe
  • 00:16:10.150 --> 00:16:12.000
  • that junk than it does
  • 00:16:12.000 --> 00:16:14.050
  • to believe that God created man,
  • 00:16:14.050 --> 00:16:17.000
  • and God made him a living being.
  • 00:16:21.270 --> 00:16:24.270
  • A whole generation.
  • 00:16:24.270 --> 00:16:27.130
  • You've heard me tell this story,
  • 00:16:27.130 --> 00:16:30.020
  • but a kid goes off to college,
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:32.040
  • and he heard his professor
  • 00:16:32.040 --> 00:16:33.150
  • get up and just mock the Bible
  • 00:16:35.010 --> 00:16:38.010
  • and creation and all of that
  • 00:16:38.010 --> 00:16:40.160
  • and how stupid
  • 00:16:40.160 --> 00:16:41.090
  • these Christians are
  • 00:16:41.090 --> 00:16:42.080
  • and how ignorant they are.
  • 00:16:42.080 --> 00:16:43.180
  • I'm going to tell you something.
  • 00:16:43.180 --> 00:16:45.110
  • You remember me
  • 00:16:45.110 --> 00:16:46.050
  • telling you this.
  • 00:16:46.050 --> 00:16:47.070
  • Sin will break you down.
  • 00:16:47.070 --> 00:16:49.110
  • It's fun for a season,
  • 00:16:49.110 --> 00:16:52.100
  • but there will come a time
  • 00:16:52.100 --> 00:16:53.110
  • when you'll yearn
  • 00:16:53.110 --> 00:16:54.140
  • for what you feel in here
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:55.140
  • this Sunday morning.
  • 00:16:55.140 --> 00:16:57.220
  • You'll yearn for an anchor
  • 00:16:57.220 --> 00:16:59.030
  • that you can hold on to
  • 00:16:59.030 --> 00:17:01.070
  • in your troubled storm.
  • 00:17:01.120 --> 00:17:04.120
  • You'll yearn to believe
  • 00:17:04.120 --> 00:17:05.170
  • like you believe right now.
  • 00:17:05.170 --> 00:17:07.260
  • And this boy listened to
  • 00:17:09.230 --> 00:17:12.230
  • the professor mock the Bible
  • 00:17:12.230 --> 00:17:14.050
  • and teach on evolution,
  • 00:17:14.050 --> 00:17:15.130
  • and when he finished he said,
  • 00:17:15.130 --> 00:17:16.280
  • "Sir, could I give a comment?"
  • 00:17:17.210 --> 00:17:20.210
  • He said, "Sure."
  • 00:17:20.210 --> 00:17:21.140
  • He said, "I wrote a poem.
  • 00:17:21.140 --> 00:17:22.180
  • Would you like to hear it?"
  • 00:17:22.180 --> 00:17:23.110
  • He said, "Yes."
  • 00:17:23.110 --> 00:17:25.260
  • He said, "In the beginning,
  • 00:17:25.260 --> 00:17:27.090
  • it was a microbe
  • 00:17:27.090 --> 00:17:28.200
  • beginning to begin,
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  • and then it was a tadpole
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  • with it's tail tucked in,
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  • and then it was a monkey
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  • climbing in a tree,
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  • but now it's a professor
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  • with a Ph.D."
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  • I'm so glad I believe
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  • that I'm chosen,
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  • that I'm called,
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  • that I'm favored,
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  • that I'm anointed,
  • 00:17:53.280 --> 00:17:56.090
  • that God so loved me
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  • that He sent His Son for me
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  • that He has a plan
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  • for our lives
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  • that we are a child
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  • of the most High King
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  • and God, Jesus Christ.
  • 00:18:06.290 --> 00:18:09.160
  • Does anybody believe that?
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  • Clap your hands
  • 00:18:11.050 --> 00:18:12.080
  • and shout about it
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  • just a minute.
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  • I know the truth.
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  • Romans 1:21, "Because although
  • 00:18:23.040 --> 00:18:26.040
  • they knew God,
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  • they did not glorify Him as God,
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  • nor were they thankful to Him
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  • because they were futile
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  • in their thoughts,
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  • and their foolish hearts
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  • were darkened.
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  • Professing to be wise,
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  • they became fools.
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  • Change the glory
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  • of an incorruptible God
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  • into an image
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  • made in corruptible man,
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  • birds and four-footed animals
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  • and worshipping creeping things.
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  • Therefore,
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  • God gave them to uncleanness."
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  • Everybody say,
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  • God don't give me up.
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  • The danger of letting thoughts
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  • in that are evil
  • 00:19:00.260 --> 00:19:02.210
  • and feeding pornography
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  • and filth and trash
  • 00:19:03.280 --> 00:19:05.240
  • and ungodliness
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  • is there does come a point
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  • where God gives you up.
  • 00:19:08.120 --> 00:19:11.090
  • He gave them up to uncleanness
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  • in the lust of their hearts
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  • to dishonor their bodies
  • 00:19:18.100 --> 00:19:20.000
  • among themselves,
  • 00:19:20.000 --> 00:19:22.050
  • exchanged the truth of God
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  • for a lie,
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  • worshipped and served
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  • the creature
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  • more than the Creator
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  • who is blessed forever, amen.
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  • For this reason,
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  • God gave them up --
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  • their it is again --
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  • to their vile passions.
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  • For even their women
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  • exchanged the natural use
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  • of what is against nature.
  • 00:19:38.050 --> 00:19:39.280
  • Likewise, the men leaving
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  • the natural use of the women
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  • burning in lust one for another.
  • 00:19:43.110 --> 00:19:45.280
  • Men with men committing
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  • what is shameful and receiving
  • 00:19:49.000 --> 00:19:51.030
  • in themselves the penalty
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  • of their error which is due.
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  • Listen to this,
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  • and even as they did not
  • 00:19:57.180 --> 00:20:00.180
  • like to retain God
  • 00:20:00.180 --> 00:20:02.000
  • in their minds or knowledge.
  • 00:20:03.010 --> 00:20:06.010
  • God gave them over
  • 00:20:07.060 --> 00:20:10.060
  • to reprobate minds.
  • 00:20:11.050 --> 00:20:14.050
  • King James says reprobate minds.
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  • What does that mean?
  • 00:20:18.130 --> 00:20:20.080
  • Look at the next Verse,
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  • being filled
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  • with all unrighteousness,
  • 00:20:22.060 --> 00:20:24.050
  • sexual immorality, wickedness,
  • 00:20:24.050 --> 00:20:25.280
  • covetousness, malice,
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  • full of envy, murder, strife,
  • 00:20:27.150 --> 00:20:29.130
  • deceit, evil mindedness.
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  • They are whisperers, backbiters,
  • 00:20:32.130 --> 00:20:33.280
  • haters of God,
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  • violent, proud boasters,
  • 00:20:34.290 --> 00:20:36.030
  • inventors of evil things,
  • 00:20:36.030 --> 00:20:38.030
  • disobedient to parents,
  • 00:20:38.030 --> 00:20:40.020
  • undiscerning, untrustworthy,
  • 00:20:42.010 --> 00:20:45.010
  • unloving the young generation,
  • 00:20:45.010 --> 00:20:46.120
  • unforgiving, unmerciful.
  • 00:20:46.260 --> 00:20:49.260
  • Knowing the righteous
  • 00:20:49.260 --> 00:20:51.210
  • judgment of God,
  • 00:20:51.210 --> 00:20:53.050
  • they gave themselves over.
  • 00:20:55.200 --> 00:20:58.200
  • Folks, when I'm preaching,
  • 00:20:58.200 --> 00:21:00.080
  • it's so serious
  • 00:21:00.080 --> 00:21:01.240
  • that if you keep feeding
  • 00:21:01.240 --> 00:21:03.020
  • that stuff,
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:04.090
  • there comes a place where
  • 00:21:04.090 --> 00:21:05.210
  • God says I give you over to it.
  • 00:21:11.020 --> 00:21:14.020
  • The Bible said of Lot
  • 00:21:14.020 --> 00:21:16.030
  • that he was vexed in his spirit
  • 00:21:16.030 --> 00:21:17.160
  • by what he heard
  • 00:21:17.160 --> 00:21:20.010
  • and what he saw.
  • 00:21:20.010 --> 00:21:21.160
  • Are you vexed anymore?
  • 00:21:21.160 --> 00:21:22.270
  • Do you get disturbed
  • 00:21:22.270 --> 00:21:24.060
  • at anything you see
  • 00:21:24.060 --> 00:21:26.030
  • or anything you hear
  • 00:21:26.030 --> 00:21:27.080
  • or are you just like the world?
  • 00:21:27.080 --> 00:21:29.080
  • Can you hear anything
  • 00:21:29.080 --> 00:21:32.070
  • and it not bother you?
  • 00:21:32.070 --> 00:21:33.240
  • Can you see anything
  • 00:21:33.240 --> 00:21:35.020
  • and it not convict you?
  • 00:21:35.020 --> 00:21:36.100
  • It all begins with a thought.
  • 00:21:38.210 --> 00:21:41.210
  • Esau, the Bible said,
  • 00:21:41.210 --> 00:21:44.190
  • was a profane man.
  • 00:21:44.190 --> 00:21:46.190
  • The word profane
  • 00:21:46.190 --> 00:21:48.190
  • means thoroughfare.
  • 00:21:48.190 --> 00:21:50.100
  • His mind was open to anything.
  • 00:21:50.100 --> 00:21:53.070
  • Is your mind open to anything?
  • 00:21:53.070 --> 00:21:55.220
  • Do you have anything that says
  • 00:21:55.220 --> 00:21:57.220
  • I need to turn it
  • 00:21:57.220 --> 00:22:00.170
  • or turn it off
  • 00:22:00.170 --> 00:22:02.010
  • or I need to walk out of this
  • 00:22:02.010 --> 00:22:03.000
  • or I need to get out,
  • 00:22:03.000 --> 00:22:03.260
  • I don't want to hear that,
  • 00:22:03.260 --> 00:22:04.240
  • that's wrong?
  • 00:22:04.240 --> 00:22:05.260
  • Because what you're feeding,
  • 00:22:05.260 --> 00:22:08.190
  • you're feeding the traveler,
  • 00:22:08.190 --> 00:22:10.000
  • and he's going to take a lamb.
  • 00:22:10.000 --> 00:22:12.230
  • It's going to
  • 00:22:12.230 --> 00:22:13.210
  • cost you something.
  • 00:22:13.210 --> 00:22:14.220
  • I'm almost done.
  • 00:22:14.220 --> 00:22:15.200
  • Please understand me.
  • 00:22:15.220 --> 00:22:18.220
  • You better watch
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:19.130
  • your through life.
  • 00:22:19.130 --> 00:22:21.170
  • Input determines output.
  • 00:22:21.170 --> 00:22:23.090
  • Proverbs 6:27,
  • 00:22:23.090 --> 00:22:24.260
  • "Can a man take fire
  • 00:22:24.260 --> 00:22:26.180
  • into his bosom
  • 00:22:26.180 --> 00:22:28.110
  • and not be burned?"
  • 00:22:28.270 --> 00:22:31.270
  • It goes on to say will his
  • 00:22:31.270 --> 00:22:32.230
  • clothes not be consumed?
  • 00:22:32.230 --> 00:22:35.180
  • Before the devil can get you
  • 00:22:35.180 --> 00:22:36.110
  • in the bed with somebody,
  • 00:22:36.110 --> 00:22:37.220
  • he has to get in your head.
  • 00:22:37.220 --> 00:22:39.240
  • He's going to get in your head.
  • 00:22:39.240 --> 00:22:42.030
  • He'll come through your ears,
  • 00:22:42.030 --> 00:22:43.290
  • through your eyes,
  • 00:22:43.290 --> 00:22:45.110
  • through what you set
  • 00:22:45.110 --> 00:22:46.080
  • your heart on.
  • 00:22:46.080 --> 00:22:47.150
  • We're living in an hour
  • 00:22:47.150 --> 00:22:50.010
  • when we must have
  • 00:22:50.010 --> 00:22:51.020
  • the mind of Christ,
  • 00:22:51.020 --> 00:22:53.050
  • where we must have what
  • 00:22:53.050 --> 00:22:54.050
  • the Bible calls in Romans 8
  • 00:22:54.050 --> 00:22:55.170
  • the renewing of the mind.
  • 00:22:55.220 --> 00:22:58.220
  • We must have
  • 00:22:58.220 --> 00:22:59.210
  • the whole armor of God
  • 00:22:59.210 --> 00:23:01.290
  • including the helmet
  • 00:23:01.290 --> 00:23:02.270
  • of salvation that protects
  • 00:23:02.270 --> 00:23:04.180
  • our minds.
  • 00:23:04.180 --> 00:23:06.130
  • The Upper Room
  • 00:23:06.130 --> 00:23:07.070
  • was where the Holy Spirit fell,
  • 00:23:07.070 --> 00:23:09.190
  • and my mind is my Upper Room
  • 00:23:09.190 --> 00:23:12.030
  • of the Temple of God
  • 00:23:12.030 --> 00:23:14.120
  • which is my body.
  • 00:23:14.120 --> 00:23:16.020
  • Wouldn't it be something
  • 00:23:16.020 --> 00:23:17.130
  • if the Holy Spirit would fall,
  • 00:23:17.130 --> 00:23:19.120
  • and the fire and the wind
  • 00:23:19.120 --> 00:23:20.250
  • would come and blow out
  • 00:23:20.250 --> 00:23:22.250
  • all of the filth
  • 00:23:22.250 --> 00:23:23.280
  • and bring the fire of purity
  • 00:23:23.280 --> 00:23:25.020
  • and sanctify our minds
  • 00:23:25.020 --> 00:23:26.240
  • to have the mind of Christ
  • 00:23:26.240 --> 00:23:28.050
  • again to love God
  • 00:23:28.050 --> 00:23:29.190
  • - In our closing moments
  • 00:23:37.060 --> 00:23:38.080
  • of this program,
  • 00:23:38.080 --> 00:23:39.140
  • I wanna share with you
  • 00:23:39.140 --> 00:23:40.180
  • a humbling opportunity
  • 00:23:40.180 --> 00:23:43.010
  • that we have to bless
  • 00:23:43.010 --> 00:23:44.190
  • God's chosen people,
  • 00:23:44.190 --> 00:23:46.070
  • and God's chosen land;
  • 00:23:46.070 --> 00:23:47.280
  • the Nation of Israel.
  • 00:23:47.280 --> 00:23:50.020
  • God spoke to my heart
  • 00:23:50.020 --> 00:23:51.060
  • while I was in Israel
  • 00:23:51.060 --> 00:23:52.130
  • this last time, and He said,
  • 00:23:52.130 --> 00:23:55.020
  • "I want you to
  • 00:23:55.020 --> 00:23:57.240
  • fulfill Isaiah 61,
  • 00:23:57.240 --> 00:24:00.220
  • where the promise is:
  • 00:24:00.220 --> 00:24:02.110
  • 'For ashes,
  • 00:24:02.110 --> 00:24:04.170
  • people will receive beauty...'"
  • 00:24:04.170 --> 00:24:07.150
  • -- And, He's gonna use
  • 00:24:07.150 --> 00:24:08.040
  • you and me to do this very thing
  • 00:24:08.070 --> 00:24:11.070
  • in the nation of Israel,
  • 00:24:11.070 --> 00:24:12.180
  • together -- and that's the key;
  • 00:24:12.180 --> 00:24:14.220
  • together, we're going to help
  • 00:24:14.220 --> 00:24:16.140
  • these Jewish families
  • 00:24:16.140 --> 00:24:18.210
  • rebuild, replant, and restore
  • 00:24:19.120 --> 00:24:22.120
  • this whole community.
  • 00:24:22.120 --> 00:24:24.010
  • It's a miracle and I believe
  • 00:24:24.010 --> 00:24:25.270
  • you are supposed to be
  • 00:24:25.270 --> 00:24:27.130
  • a part of it.
  • 00:24:27.130 --> 00:24:28.060
  • You see, while I was in Israel,
  • 00:24:28.060 --> 00:24:30.050
  • this time, the Lord spoke
  • 00:24:30.050 --> 00:24:31.190
  • the Scripture from Isaiah
  • 00:24:31.190 --> 00:24:33.220
  • that said, "Comfort ye,
  • 00:24:33.220 --> 00:24:36.020
  • comfort ye My people..."
  • 00:24:36.020 --> 00:24:38.140
  • -- Maybe, you've been
  • 00:24:38.140 --> 00:24:39.000
  • through a fire,
  • 00:24:39.000 --> 00:24:40.030
  • maybe, you've been
  • 00:24:40.030 --> 00:24:41.000
  • through something that
  • 00:24:41.000 --> 00:24:42.120
  • was so destructive
  • 00:24:42.120 --> 00:24:43.200
  • that you didn't know
  • 00:24:43.200 --> 00:24:45.040
  • what you were gonna do,
  • 00:24:45.040 --> 00:24:45.270
  • but you have seen
  • 00:24:45.270 --> 00:24:46.230
  • God turn your ashes into beauty,
  • 00:24:46.230 --> 00:24:49.150
  • and now, He says,
  • 00:24:49.150 --> 00:24:50.110
  • "I want you to help My people,
  • 00:24:50.110 --> 00:24:53.000
  • the Jewish people.
  • 00:24:53.000 --> 00:24:55.020
  • As they have been going through
  • 00:24:55.020 --> 00:24:56.170
  • the fires of terrorism,
  • 00:24:56.170 --> 00:24:58.170
  • I want you
  • 00:24:58.170 --> 00:24:59.000
  • to show them My love."
  • 00:24:59.000 --> 00:25:00.190
  • Whatever you can do,
  • 00:25:00.190 --> 00:25:01.240
  • the very best that you can do,
  • 00:25:01.240 --> 00:25:03.210
  • I promise you, there's something
  • 00:25:03.210 --> 00:25:05.200
  • that will happen in your life,
  • 00:25:05.200 --> 00:25:07.150
  • when you begin to sow
  • 00:25:07.150 --> 00:25:09.010
  • and give and bless
  • 00:25:09.010 --> 00:25:11.030
  • the nation of Israel.
  • 00:25:11.030 --> 00:25:12.160
  • God can turn
  • 00:25:12.160 --> 00:25:13.110
  • your ashes into beauty.
  • 00:25:13.110 --> 00:25:15.200
  • Make it happen for someone else,
  • 00:25:15.200 --> 00:25:17.260
  • and He'll bless you.
  • 00:25:17.260 --> 00:25:19.130
  • You'll reap favor and blessing
  • 00:25:19.130 --> 00:25:21.090
  • back on your family
  • 00:25:21.090 --> 00:25:22.210
  • and on your life,
  • 00:25:22.210 --> 00:25:23.120
  • so don't delay.
  • 00:25:23.120 --> 00:25:24.210
  • Here's my announcer to share
  • 00:25:24.210 --> 00:25:26.250
  • how you can be a part
  • 00:25:26.250 --> 00:25:28.060
  • of this exciting opportunity
  • 00:25:28.060 --> 00:25:30.100
  • to bless the people
  • 00:25:30.100 --> 00:25:32.080
  • - ANNOUNCER: Terrorism
  • 00:25:35.000 --> 00:25:35.160
  • in Israel is not just a threat;
  • 00:25:35.160 --> 00:25:37.160
  • it's a reality.
  • 00:25:37.160 --> 00:25:38.250
  • Today, hundreds of thousands
  • 00:25:38.250 --> 00:25:40.030
  • of Jewish families and children
  • 00:25:40.030 --> 00:25:41.200
  • We can help fulfill
  • 00:25:46.070 --> 00:25:47.060
  • Biblical prophecy
  • 00:25:47.060 --> 00:25:48.120
  • and see God's favor
  • 00:25:48.120 --> 00:25:49.150
  • released in our lives,
  • 00:25:49.150 --> 00:25:50.290
  • when we honor His command to,
  • 00:25:50.290 --> 00:25:52.040
  • "Comfort My people".
  • 00:25:52.040 --> 00:25:53.210
  • Isaiah 61:3 declares that
  • 00:25:53.210 --> 00:25:55.090
  • God will give beauty for ashes
  • 00:25:55.090 --> 00:25:57.020
  • in cities that've been
  • 00:25:57.020 --> 00:25:58.000
  • terrorized, like
  • 00:25:58.000 --> 00:25:58.290
  • Moshav Mevo Modi'in.
  • 00:25:58.290 --> 00:26:00.140
  • When you partner with
  • 00:26:00.140 --> 00:26:01.060
  • Jentezen Franklin today,
  • 00:26:01.060 --> 00:26:02.200
  • you will restore hope
  • 00:26:02.200 --> 00:26:03.180
  • to this community
  • 00:26:03.180 --> 00:26:04.080
  • that lost everything.
  • 00:26:04.080 --> 00:26:05.280
  • Your gift today,
  • 00:26:05.280 --> 00:26:06.280
  • will rebuild homes,
  • 00:26:06.280 --> 00:26:08.050
  • replant trees,
  • 00:26:08.050 --> 00:26:09.090
  • and meet the most basic
  • 00:26:09.090 --> 00:26:09.270
  • of human needs,
  • 00:26:09.270 --> 00:26:11.030
  • With your gift of $50
  • 00:26:13.080 --> 00:26:14.110
  • or more this month,
  • 00:26:14.110 --> 00:26:15.150
  • we wanna sow into your life
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  • with the Israel 2019 Gift Set,
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  • including: Jentezen Franklin's
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  • teachings on-location
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  • from The Holy Land,
  • 00:26:21.150 --> 00:26:22.150
  • and a custom print of Isaiah 61,
  • 00:26:22.150 --> 00:26:25.000
  • reminding you
  • 00:26:25.000 --> 00:26:25.190
  • of your partnership
  • 00:26:25.190 --> 00:26:26.080
  • in fulfilling Biblical prophecy.
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  • For your gift of $300 or more,
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