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Don't Settle, Keep Climbing

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October 15, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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Don't Settle, Keep Climbing

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  • - If you have your Bibles,
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  • - If you have your Bibles,I want you to open them with me
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  • I want you to open them with meto the book of 2 Samuel 5,
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  • to the book of 2 Samuel 5,2 Samuel 5.
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  • 2 Samuel 5.And I wanna share with you
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  • And I wanna share with youa very historic and powerful
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  • a very historic and powerfulmoment in history
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  • moment in historyand in scripture.
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  • and in scripture.Look with me in 2 Samuel 5:6.
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  • Look with me in 2 Samuel 5:6."And the king and his men
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  • "And the king and his menwent to Jerusalem against
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  • went to Jerusalem againstthe Jebusites, the inhabitants
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  • the Jebusites, the inhabitantsof the land, who spoke to David,
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  • of the land, who spoke to David,saying, 'You shall not come in
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  • saying, 'You shall not come inhere; but the blind and the lame
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  • here; but the blind and the lamecould repel you,' thinking,
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  • could repel you,' thinking,'David cannot come in here.'
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  • 'David cannot come in here.'Nevertheless David took
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  • Nevertheless David tookthe stronghold of Zion
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  • the stronghold of Zion(that is, the City of David),"
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  • (that is, the City of David),"which is called Jerusalem today.
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  • which is called Jerusalem today."Now David said on that day,
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  • "Now David said on that day,'Whoever climbs up by way
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  • 'Whoever climbs up by wayof the water shaft,'" --
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  • of the water shaft,'" --King James says the gutter, --
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  • King James says the gutter, --"'...and defeats the Jebusites
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  • "'...and defeats the Jebusites(the lame and the blind)'" --
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  • (the lame and the blind)'" --what a strange statement --
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  • what a strange statement --"'who are hated by David's soul,
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  • "'who are hated by David's soul,he shall be chief and captain.'
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  • he shall be chief and captain.'Therefore they say,
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  • Therefore they say,'The blind and the lame
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  • 'The blind and the lameshall not come into this house.'
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  • shall not come into this house.'Then David dwelt in
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  • Then David dwelt inthe stronghold, and called it
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  • the stronghold, and called itthe City of David.
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  • the City of David.David built all around
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  • David built all aroundthe Millo and inward.
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  • the Millo and inward.And so David went on
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  • And so David went onand grew great, and the Lord
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  • and grew great, and the Lordof hosts was with him."
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  • of hosts was with him."This is an amazing story
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  • This is an amazing storyin the Old Testament
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  • in the Old Testamentof how the city of Jerusalem,
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  • of how the city of Jerusalem,for the first time --
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  • for the first time --It's known as Jerusalem now.
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  • It's known as Jerusalem now.It was known the city
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  • It was known the cityof the Jebusites then.
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  • of the Jebusites then.How, for the first time, it was
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  • How, for the first time, it wastaken by the people of God.
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  • taken by the people of God.Such a prophetic purpose
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  • Such a prophetic purposefor that city of Jerusalem
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  • for that city of Jerusalemthat is there in Israel now.
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  • that is there in Israel now.David is mentioned
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  • David is mentioned600 times in the Old Testament,
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  • 600 times in the Old Testament,6 times in the --
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  • 6 times in the --60 times in the New Testament.
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  • 60 times in the New Testament.He was in a certain time
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  • He was in a certain timein history when the 12 tribes
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  • in history when the 12 tribesof Israel were divided.
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  • of Israel were divided.Now, come in and listen
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  • Now, come in and listento me very carefully.
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  • to me very carefully.There were the Northern tribes
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  • There were the Northern tribesand the Southern tribes.
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  • and the Southern tribes.They were divided,
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  • They were divided,and brothers and kin began
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  • and brothers and kin beganto fight against each other,
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  • to fight against each other,and Israel was split.
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  • and Israel was split.What is phenomenal about
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  • What is phenomenal aboutthis story, to me, is that
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  • this story, to me, is thatDavid was king of Hebron
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  • David was king of Hebronand he could've settled.
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  • and he could've settled.He could've said,
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  • He could've said,"I've come so far;
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  • "I've come so far;I ought to be happy,
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  • I ought to be happy,I ought to be satisfied,
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  • I ought to be satisfied,I ought to stay
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  • I ought to stayin this comfort zone.
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  • in this comfort zone.I don't have to
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  • I don't have tofight anymore battles."
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  • fight anymore battles."But something in him moved,
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  • But something in him moved,because he knew there was
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  • because he knew there wassomething greater than Hebron.
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  • something greater than Hebron.There was to be
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  • There was to bethe city of David.
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  • the city of David.Something in him called
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  • Something in him calledhim to higher ground.
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  • him to higher ground.The dream was not fulfilled.
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  • The dream was not fulfilled."Where you are is not
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  • "Where you are is notyour final destination."
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  • your final destination."Something said that
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  • Something said thatdeep in his heart.
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  • deep in his heart.It went all the way back
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  • It went all the way backto his youth, because when
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  • to his youth, because whenhe was just a strapling
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  • he was just a straplingof a lad, just 17 years-old,
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  • of a lad, just 17 years-old,it was David who went out
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  • it was David who went outagainst Goliath.
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  • against Goliath.David, who was not only a king,
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  • David, who was not only a king,but he was a prophet and he had
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  • but he was a prophet and he hadprophetic movings of God.
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  • prophetic movings of God.And when he slew Goliath and cut
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  • And when he slew Goliath and cuthis head off with his own sword,
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  • his head off with his own sword,the Bible said that he picked up
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  • the Bible said that he picked upthe head of that giant, dripping
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  • the head of that giant, drippingwith blood, and he took it not
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  • with blood, and he took it notjust back to his tent, but read
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  • just back to his tent, but readthe story in 1 Samuel 17,
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  • the story in 1 Samuel 17,he took it back to the city
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  • he took it back to the cityof the Jebusites, or as we call
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  • of the Jebusites, or as we callit today, Jerusalem.
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  • it today, Jerusalem.Even though they didn't have
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  • Even though they didn't havepossession of it, and he put it
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  • possession of it, and he put itoutside the walls on a hill,
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  • outside the walls on a hill,stuck it on a spear somewhere,
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  • stuck it on a spear somewhere,and set it up as if
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  • and set it up as ifto say to those Jebusites
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  • to say to those Jebusitesand the stronghold that they had
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  • and the stronghold that they hadin their family, "There's coming
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  • in their family, "There's cominga day, I don't know when,
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  • a day, I don't know when,I don't know how,
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  • I don't know how,I don't know where,
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  • I don't know where,but there's coming a day,
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  • but there's coming a day,one day, when I will come back
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  • one day, when I will come backto this city and the same
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  • to this city and the sameGod who gave me
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  • God who gave methe head of this giant,
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  • the head of this giant,I'm planting it here
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  • I'm planting it hereto serve notice on you
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  • to serve notice on youthat I'm gonna take this
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  • that I'm gonna take thiscity for God, because
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  • city for God, becauseGod has given it to me.
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  • God has given it to me.I have faith for it."
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  • I have faith for it."[Applause]
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  • [Applause]Many years go by and now he's
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  • Many years go by and now he'sthere in Hebron and he should be
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  • there in Hebron and he should besatisfied, but he remembers
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  • satisfied, but he remembersthe stirring that he felt
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  • the stirring that he feltthat day when he ran 18 miles
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  • that day when he ran 18 mileswith the head of that king
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  • with the head of that kingand made such a strange
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  • and made such a strangeprophetic statement by putting
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  • prophetic statement by puttingthat head of Goliath
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  • that head of Goliathfor all the Jebusites on
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  • for all the Jebusites onthe fortified walls to see.
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  • the fortified walls to see.He remembered and he moved out.
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  • He remembered and he moved out.Three times.
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  • Three times.What's interesting is there was
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  • What's interesting is there wassuch a stronghold -- The word
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  • such a stronghold -- The wordstronghold, by the way,
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  • stronghold, by the way,means seat of authority.
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  • means seat of authority.They had set up such
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  • They had set up sucha stronghold, the Jebusites,
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  • a stronghold, the Jebusites,that it was the legend
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  • that it was the legendof ghost stories that
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  • of ghost stories thatthe Israelites would
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  • the Israelites wouldtell their children.
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  • tell their children."Oh, they're so powerful."
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  • "Oh, they're so powerful."It was something about it,
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  • It was something about it,there was a mystique.
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  • there was a mystique.There was something about it
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  • There was something about itthat they couldn't overcome
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  • that they couldn't overcomeand couldn't imagine ever taking
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  • and couldn't imagine ever takingthe city of the Jebusites.
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  • the city of the Jebusites.They had such a reputation that
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  • They had such a reputation thatthey would tell stories to their
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  • they would tell stories to theirchildren, the Israelites would,
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  • children, the Israelites would,of how fierce and how mighty
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  • of how fierce and how mightythe people were who held
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  • the people were who heldthat fortified city.
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  • that fortified city.Three times, the Bible
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  • Three times, the Biblementions the words
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  • mentions the words"the blind and the lame."
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  • "the blind and the lame."Three times.
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  • Three times.Why?
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  • Why?The Jewish rabbis teach that
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  • The Jewish rabbis teach thatthis was a phrase that was used
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  • this was a phrase that was usedto rub salt into the wounds
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  • to rub salt into the woundsof the Israelites.
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  • of the Israelites.The blind and the lame
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  • The blind and the lamewas a reference.
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  • was a reference.Now, listen and imagine in your
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  • Now, listen and imagine in yourmind for a moment, high walls.
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  • mind for a moment, high walls.And the Jebusites took
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  • And the Jebusites tookcaricatures or mannequins,
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  • caricatures or mannequins,we would say, or dummies
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  • we would say, or dummiesbasically, large oversized,
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  • basically, large oversized,and they put them on pulleys.
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  • and they put them on pulleys.And at night, they would light
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  • And at night, they would lighttorches on those walls and they
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  • torches on those walls and theywould raise them up and it would
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  • would raise them up and it wouldlook like maybe a puppet on
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  • look like maybe a puppet ona string, huge, large, oversized
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  • a string, huge, large, oversizedpuppets on pulleys, and one of
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  • puppets on pulleys, and one ofthem was a caricature of
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  • them was a caricature ofan individual who was blind.
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  • an individual who was blind.And on the other side was
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  • And on the other side wassomeone who looked like they
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  • someone who looked like theywere lame and stumbling.
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  • were lame and stumbling.And they would move them on
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  • And they would move them onthe wall and light it up
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  • the wall and light it upat night so that all the Jewish
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  • at night so that all the Jewishpeople would look up at those
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  • people would look up at thosewalls and they were reminding
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  • walls and they were remindingthem, according to Jewish
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  • them, according to Jewishrabbis, they were taunting
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  • rabbis, they were tauntingthe weaknesses of two
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  • the weaknesses of twoof the heroes of faith in
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  • of the heroes of faith inthe family of the Israelites.
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  • the family of the Israelites.The blind man represented Isaac;
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  • The blind man represented Isaac;because you remember when he was
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  • because you remember when he wason his deathbed he had
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  • on his deathbed he hadtotally lost his vision.
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  • totally lost his vision.And that's how Jacob stole
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  • And that's how Jacob stolethe birthright, because he put
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  • the birthright, because he putgoats' hair on his arm
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  • goats' hair on his armand the father couldn't see;
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  • and the father couldn't see;but he reached up and felt
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  • but he reached up and feltand he said, "You sound like
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  • and he said, "You sound likeJacob, but you feel like
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  • Jacob, but you feel likeEsau, and I'm gonna
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  • Esau, and I'm gonnagive you the birthright,"
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  • give you the birthright,"because the father was blind.
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  • because the father was blind.And so they had a blind puppet
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  • And so they had a blind puppetbasically on a huge pulley.
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  • basically on a huge pulley.And at night, they would
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  • And at night, they wouldmock the Israelites.
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  • mock the Israelites."Your forefather, Isaac,
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  • "Your forefather, Isaac,was a blind man."
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  • was a blind man."And on the other side,
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  • And on the other side,where the Northern tribes were,
  • 00:08:11.170 --> 00:08:12.772
  • where the Northern tribes were,"You can't take this city.
  • 00:08:12.772 --> 00:08:14.974
  • "You can't take this city.Your relative was Jacob,
  • 00:08:14.974 --> 00:08:16.309
  • Your relative was Jacob,and he was a lame man."
  • 00:08:16.309 --> 00:08:17.410
  • and he was a lame man."Remember how he got in
  • 00:08:17.410 --> 00:08:19.345
  • Remember how he got ina wrestling match with an angel
  • 00:08:19.345 --> 00:08:20.846
  • a wrestling match with an angeland the angel pulled his leg
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  • and the angel pulled his legout of socket?
  • 00:08:22.348 --> 00:08:23.649
  • out of socket?And the Bible said that he
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  • And the Bible said that helimped for the rest of his life,
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  • limped for the rest of his life,and he had a lameness to him.
  • 00:08:28.988 --> 00:08:30.222
  • and he had a lameness to him.And they would mock
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  • And they would mockand they would show these...
  • 00:08:33.593 --> 00:08:36.562
  • and they would show these...weaknesses of their leaders
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  • weaknesses of their leadersto those Hebrews.
  • 00:08:37.997 --> 00:08:39.865
  • to those Hebrews.Every young Hebrew soldier
  • 00:08:39.865 --> 00:08:42.535
  • Every young Hebrew soldierwould look up and in mockery
  • 00:08:42.535 --> 00:08:43.869
  • would look up and in mockerythey would see Isaac
  • 00:08:43.869 --> 00:08:45.438
  • they would see Isaacand they would see Jacob.
  • 00:08:45.438 --> 00:08:47.273
  • and they would see Jacob.They would see the blind
  • 00:08:47.273 --> 00:08:51.110
  • They would see the blindweakness and the blind lameness
  • 00:08:51.110 --> 00:08:53.746
  • weakness and the blind lamenessof the forefathers
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  • of the forefathersthat they'd had before.
  • 00:08:55.648 --> 00:08:58.384
  • that they'd had before.Jacob, limping along,
  • 00:08:58.384 --> 00:09:01.721
  • Jacob, limping along,and Isaac staggering along.
  • 00:09:01.721 --> 00:09:03.022
  • and Isaac staggering along.And all they were saying,
  • 00:09:03.022 --> 00:09:05.324
  • And all they were saying,it's psychological warfare,
  • 00:09:05.324 --> 00:09:06.559
  • it's psychological warfare,they were saying to those
  • 00:09:06.559 --> 00:09:09.495
  • they were saying to thoseHebrew soldiers, "You're just
  • 00:09:09.495 --> 00:09:12.665
  • Hebrew soldiers, "You're justa bunch of blind and lame folks.
  • 00:09:12.665 --> 00:09:14.066
  • a bunch of blind and lame folks.You should settle where
  • 00:09:14.066 --> 00:09:16.469
  • You should settle whereyou are and be content.
  • 00:09:16.469 --> 00:09:18.404
  • you are and be content.You don't belong up here.
  • 00:09:18.404 --> 00:09:20.206
  • You don't belong up here.You're not powerful enough.
  • 00:09:20.206 --> 00:09:21.140
  • You're not powerful enough.You come from
  • 00:09:21.140 --> 00:09:23.442
  • You come fromthe lame and the blind.
  • 00:09:23.442 --> 00:09:25.711
  • the lame and the blind.And you might as well give up
  • 00:09:25.711 --> 00:09:27.413
  • And you might as well give upon the ultimate high place
  • 00:09:27.413 --> 00:09:28.648
  • on the ultimate high placethat you're dreaming of.
  • 00:09:28.648 --> 00:09:30.516
  • that you're dreaming of.Just settle for Hebron.
  • 00:09:30.516 --> 00:09:32.184
  • Just settle for Hebron.Settle for Samaria.
  • 00:09:32.184 --> 00:09:33.953
  • Settle for Samaria.You've done okay, but you're not
  • 00:09:33.953 --> 00:09:35.621
  • You've done okay, but you're notgoing up any higher."
  • 00:09:35.621 --> 00:09:37.289
  • going up any higher."And they would remind them
  • 00:09:37.289 --> 00:09:39.158
  • And they would remind themevery night with the lame
  • 00:09:39.158 --> 00:09:40.660
  • every night with the lameand the blind that,
  • 00:09:40.660 --> 00:09:42.261
  • and the blind that,"You're nobody, that
  • 00:09:42.261 --> 00:09:43.496
  • "You're nobody, thatyou're not good enough," that,
  • 00:09:43.496 --> 00:09:45.498
  • you're not good enough," that,"You're not strong enough."
  • 00:09:45.498 --> 00:09:47.099
  • "You're not strong enough."Isn't the enemy great
  • 00:09:47.099 --> 00:09:49.669
  • Isn't the enemy greatat flaunting the weakness
  • 00:09:49.669 --> 00:09:50.803
  • at flaunting the weaknessin our face?
  • 00:09:50.803 --> 00:09:53.539
  • in our face?Isn't he great at showing us
  • 00:09:53.539 --> 00:09:55.274
  • Isn't he great at showing usand highlighting all
  • 00:09:55.274 --> 00:09:57.109
  • and highlighting allof the weaknesses
  • 00:09:57.109 --> 00:09:59.745
  • of the weaknessesof our heroes and the people
  • 00:09:59.745 --> 00:10:01.113
  • of our heroes and the peoplethat we have followed?
  • 00:10:01.113 --> 00:10:02.314
  • that we have followed?The leaders?
  • 00:10:02.314 --> 00:10:04.483
  • The leaders?He points out the weakness.
  • 00:10:04.483 --> 00:10:05.518
  • He points out the weakness."You don't have
  • 00:10:05.518 --> 00:10:07.019
  • "You don't havewhat you think you have."
  • 00:10:07.019 --> 00:10:08.521
  • what you think you have."And he reminded them
  • 00:10:08.521 --> 00:10:10.289
  • And he reminded themwith psychological warfare
  • 00:10:10.289 --> 00:10:12.692
  • with psychological warfarethe brilliance of the Jebusites,
  • 00:10:12.692 --> 00:10:14.794
  • the brilliance of the Jebusites,defeating them in their mind,
  • 00:10:14.794 --> 00:10:15.327
  • defeating them in their mind,telling them,
  • 00:10:15.327 --> 00:10:16.862
  • telling them,"Nobody in your family...
  • 00:10:16.862 --> 00:10:17.263
  • "Nobody in your family...Look.
  • 00:10:17.263 --> 00:10:18.064
  • Look.Look.
  • 00:10:18.064 --> 00:10:19.665
  • Look.Isaac couldn't do it.
  • 00:10:19.665 --> 00:10:21.233
  • Isaac couldn't do it.He wasn't -- His generation
  • 00:10:21.233 --> 00:10:22.568
  • He wasn't -- His generationcouldn't take this city.
  • 00:10:22.568 --> 00:10:24.370
  • couldn't take this city.And Jacob, the next generation,
  • 00:10:24.370 --> 00:10:26.038
  • And Jacob, the next generation,he couldn't take this city.
  • 00:10:26.038 --> 00:10:27.039
  • he couldn't take this city.They were lame
  • 00:10:27.039 --> 00:10:28.441
  • They were lameand they were blind.
  • 00:10:28.441 --> 00:10:30.576
  • and they were blind.There's no way your generation
  • 00:10:30.576 --> 00:10:31.944
  • There's no way your generationwill take this city.
  • 00:10:31.944 --> 00:10:34.680
  • will take this city.Nobody in your family has ever
  • 00:10:34.680 --> 00:10:36.682
  • Nobody in your family has everconquered this stronghold."
  • 00:10:36.682 --> 00:10:37.450
  • conquered this stronghold.""Your granddaddy
  • 00:10:37.450 --> 00:10:38.918
  • "Your granddaddywas an alcoholic,
  • 00:10:38.918 --> 00:10:41.454
  • was an alcoholic,your daddy was an alcoholic,
  • 00:10:41.454 --> 00:10:42.955
  • your daddy was an alcoholic,and you're no different."
  • 00:10:42.955 --> 00:10:45.558
  • and you're no different."And the enemy loves to raise up
  • 00:10:45.558 --> 00:10:48.060
  • And the enemy loves to raise upthings that cause us to be
  • 00:10:48.060 --> 00:10:49.929
  • things that cause us to bedeflated in our faith
  • 00:10:49.929 --> 00:10:51.163
  • deflated in our faithand in our belief that
  • 00:10:51.163 --> 00:10:54.667
  • and in our belief thatGod has greater things for us.
  • 00:10:54.667 --> 00:10:55.801
  • God has greater things for us."I have their hides
  • 00:10:55.801 --> 00:10:58.871
  • "I have their hideson the wall," just taunting you
  • 00:10:58.871 --> 00:10:59.939
  • on the wall," just taunting youand telling you
  • 00:10:59.939 --> 00:11:02.374
  • and telling youyou're never gonna take
  • 00:11:02.374 --> 00:11:05.845
  • you're never gonna takethe stronghold of Zion.
  • 00:11:05.845 --> 00:11:06.946
  • the stronghold of Zion.Sometimes we look at our
  • 00:11:06.946 --> 00:11:09.882
  • Sometimes we look at ourforefathers and people who
  • 00:11:09.882 --> 00:11:11.383
  • forefathers and people whoare super and powerful
  • 00:11:11.383 --> 00:11:13.285
  • are super and powerfuland spiritual in our families.
  • 00:11:13.285 --> 00:11:15.154
  • and spiritual in our families.I've heard people say, "If I had
  • 00:11:15.154 --> 00:11:17.389
  • I've heard people say, "If I hadhalf the prayer life
  • 00:11:17.389 --> 00:11:19.425
  • half the prayer lifeand faith that my mother had,"
  • 00:11:19.425 --> 00:11:21.961
  • and faith that my mother had,"or "Half the power
  • 00:11:21.961 --> 00:11:24.130
  • or "Half the powerand spirituality
  • 00:11:24.130 --> 00:11:25.798
  • and spiritualitythat my father..." or someone
  • 00:11:25.798 --> 00:11:27.266
  • that my father..." or someonein their family had,
  • 00:11:27.266 --> 00:11:30.236
  • in their family had,"Oh, I would be so happy."
  • 00:11:30.236 --> 00:11:32.104
  • "Oh, I would be so happy."But that is a false
  • 00:11:32.104 --> 00:11:34.006
  • But that is a falsehumility prayer.
  • 00:11:34.006 --> 00:11:36.242
  • humility prayer.God never intends for you
  • 00:11:36.242 --> 00:11:38.611
  • God never intends for youto have half of what somebody
  • 00:11:38.611 --> 00:11:41.247
  • to have half of what somebodygreat in your family had.
  • 00:11:41.247 --> 00:11:43.282
  • great in your family had.Really, the biblical prayer
  • 00:11:43.282 --> 00:11:44.984
  • Really, the biblical prayeryou ought to pray is the prayer
  • 00:11:44.984 --> 00:11:46.385
  • you ought to pray is the prayerthat Elisha prayed.
  • 00:11:46.385 --> 00:11:47.419
  • that Elisha prayed."But I've never done nothing
  • 00:11:47.419 --> 00:11:48.554
  • "But I've never done nothingfor God and they've done
  • 00:11:48.554 --> 00:11:50.189
  • for God and they've doneso many great things for God."
  • 00:11:50.189 --> 00:11:52.057
  • so many great things for God."Elisha had never done anything
  • 00:11:52.057 --> 00:11:53.425
  • Elisha had never done anythingfor God but pour water.
  • 00:11:53.425 --> 00:11:55.194
  • for God but pour water.He was a water boy and he poured
  • 00:11:55.194 --> 00:11:57.062
  • He was a water boy and he pouredwater on the hands of Elijah,
  • 00:11:57.062 --> 00:11:57.963
  • water on the hands of Elijah,the old prophet.
  • 00:11:57.963 --> 00:11:59.231
  • the old prophet.But when Elijah went up,
  • 00:11:59.231 --> 00:12:01.934
  • But when Elijah went up,he said, "God, I want not half
  • 00:12:01.934 --> 00:12:04.603
  • he said, "God, I want not halfof what he's got; I want double.
  • 00:12:04.603 --> 00:12:06.572
  • of what he's got; I want double.I wanna do double of..."
  • 00:12:06.572 --> 00:12:08.574
  • I wanna do double of..."That's a biblical prayer.
  • 00:12:08.574 --> 00:12:09.675
  • That's a biblical prayer.Don't ask for half.
  • 00:12:09.675 --> 00:12:11.143
  • Don't ask for half."I hope I can do half
  • 00:12:11.143 --> 00:12:13.212
  • "I hope I can do halfwhat my daddy or my mama did."
  • 00:12:13.212 --> 00:12:14.380
  • what my daddy or my mama did."I wanna do double
  • 00:12:14.380 --> 00:12:15.247
  • I wanna do doublewhat they did.
  • 00:12:15.247 --> 00:12:17.616
  • what they did.That's God's mentality.
  • 00:12:17.616 --> 00:12:20.152
  • That's God's mentality.That's God's mentality.
  • 00:12:20.152 --> 00:12:22.354
  • That's God's mentality.You know, I doubt when Goliath
  • 00:12:22.354 --> 00:12:24.690
  • You know, I doubt when Goliathand his wife had babies,
  • 00:12:24.690 --> 00:12:26.458
  • and his wife had babies,that he looked in the crib
  • 00:12:26.458 --> 00:12:29.295
  • that he looked in the criband saw a dwarf.
  • 00:12:29.295 --> 00:12:34.333
  • and saw a dwarf.Giants don't produce dwarfs.
  • 00:12:34.333 --> 00:12:36.168
  • Giants don't produce dwarfs.If he would've looked and saw
  • 00:12:36.168 --> 00:12:37.469
  • If he would've looked and sawa dwarf, he would've had
  • 00:12:37.469 --> 00:12:39.338
  • a dwarf, he would've hada talk with Mrs. Goliath
  • 00:12:39.338 --> 00:12:40.439
  • a talk with Mrs. Goliathand said, "What have you been
  • 00:12:40.439 --> 00:12:41.607
  • and said, "What have you beenup to when I've been out
  • 00:12:41.607 --> 00:12:43.943
  • up to when I've been outfighting these Israelites?"
  • 00:12:43.943 --> 00:12:48.380
  • fighting these Israelites?"Because giants begat giants.
  • 00:12:48.380 --> 00:12:50.115
  • Because giants begat giants.Saint Bernards don't
  • 00:12:50.115 --> 00:12:53.686
  • Saint Bernards don'tgive birth to Chihuahuas.
  • 00:12:53.686 --> 00:12:57.656
  • give birth to Chihuahuas.They give birth to gigantic dogs
  • 00:12:57.656 --> 00:12:59.491
  • They give birth to gigantic dogsjust like themselves.
  • 00:12:59.491 --> 00:13:01.660
  • just like themselves.A generation of giants should
  • 00:13:01.660 --> 00:13:04.430
  • A generation of giants shouldnot produce dwarfs, afraid to
  • 00:13:04.430 --> 00:13:06.832
  • not produce dwarfs, afraid todo mighty things for God.
  • 00:13:06.832 --> 00:13:08.901
  • do mighty things for God.If anybody in your family did
  • 00:13:08.901 --> 00:13:11.003
  • If anybody in your family didsomething great for God,
  • 00:13:11.003 --> 00:13:13.505
  • something great for God,you're not supposed to do less.
  • 00:13:13.505 --> 00:13:16.342
  • you're not supposed to do less.You have the DNA faith,
  • 00:13:16.342 --> 00:13:18.344
  • You have the DNA faith,the genetic faith that your
  • 00:13:18.344 --> 00:13:20.412
  • the genetic faith that yourfather and your mother had
  • 00:13:20.412 --> 00:13:22.748
  • father and your mother hadand God is calling you to do
  • 00:13:22.748 --> 00:13:24.717
  • and God is calling you to doeven greater things
  • 00:13:24.717 --> 00:13:26.285
  • even greater thingsthan they did, maybe in
  • 00:13:26.285 --> 00:13:27.253
  • than they did, maybe ina different field,
  • 00:13:27.253 --> 00:13:28.854
  • a different field,in a different way, but you're
  • 00:13:28.854 --> 00:13:31.257
  • in a different way, but you'regoing higher not lower.
  • 00:13:31.257 --> 00:13:32.558
  • going higher not lower.And you need to believe that
  • 00:13:32.558 --> 00:13:34.159
  • And you need to believe thatas you go up, the strongholds
  • 00:13:34.159 --> 00:13:36.829
  • as you go up, the strongholdsare coming down in Jesus' name.
  • 00:13:36.829 --> 00:13:37.596
  • are coming down in Jesus' name.Give God a shout
  • 00:13:37.596 --> 00:13:38.597
  • Give God a shoutif you believe for that.
  • 00:13:38.597 --> 00:13:44.136
  • if you believe for that.[Applause]
  • 00:13:44.136 --> 00:13:45.437
  • [Applause]I wonder how many of you
  • 00:13:45.437 --> 00:13:46.538
  • I wonder how many of youare settling for
  • 00:13:46.538 --> 00:13:47.439
  • are settling forthe Uganda Plan
  • 00:13:47.439 --> 00:13:48.607
  • the Uganda Planin your life?
  • 00:13:48.607 --> 00:13:50.209
  • in your life?You're settling for some guy
  • 00:13:50.209 --> 00:13:51.710
  • You're settling for some guywho's not even a Christian,
  • 00:13:51.710 --> 00:13:53.145
  • who's not even a Christian,or some girl who's not even
  • 00:13:53.145 --> 00:13:54.313
  • or some girl who's not evenserving the Lord.
  • 00:13:54.313 --> 00:13:56.181
  • serving the Lord.You're settling for something
  • 00:13:56.181 --> 00:13:57.816
  • You're settling for somethingthat's not God's best.
  • 00:13:57.816 --> 00:13:59.985
  • that's not God's best.God has an A-Plan,
  • 00:13:59.985 --> 00:14:01.086
  • God has an A-Plan,not a B-Plan.
  • 00:14:01.086 --> 00:14:01.887
  • not a B-Plan.There's the good,
  • 00:14:01.887 --> 00:14:02.955
  • There's the good,and the acceptable,
  • 00:14:02.955 --> 00:14:03.822
  • and the acceptable,and there's the perfect
  • 00:14:03.822 --> 00:14:04.890
  • and there's the perfectwill of God.
  • 00:14:04.890 --> 00:14:06.191
  • will of God.Don't settle for
  • 00:14:06.191 --> 00:14:07.559
  • Don't settle forthe Uganda Plan
  • 00:14:07.559 --> 00:14:08.327
  • the Uganda Planwhen God said,
  • 00:14:08.327 --> 00:14:09.428
  • when God said,"You're headed up
  • 00:14:09.428 --> 00:14:10.763
  • "You're headed upto Jerusalem.
  • 00:14:10.763 --> 00:14:12.064
  • to Jerusalem.I'm gonna give you
  • 00:14:12.064 --> 00:14:14.700
  • I'm gonna give youthe place of my glory."
  • 00:14:14.700 --> 00:14:15.901
  • David and his men look at
  • 00:14:18.604 --> 00:14:21.040
  • David and his men look atthis mountain, and then on
  • 00:14:21.040 --> 00:14:23.976
  • this mountain, and then ontop of the mountain there was
  • 00:14:23.976 --> 00:14:26.578
  • top of the mountain there wasa 40 mile area up top
  • 00:14:26.578 --> 00:14:28.147
  • a 40 mile area up topthat had been flattened.
  • 00:14:28.147 --> 00:14:30.382
  • that had been flattened.And there were the huge walls
  • 00:14:30.382 --> 00:14:32.751
  • And there were the huge wallsof Jerusalem all around it.
  • 00:14:32.751 --> 00:14:33.919
  • of Jerusalem all around it.Impregnable.
  • 00:14:33.919 --> 00:14:35.187
  • Impregnable.No way in.
  • 00:14:35.187 --> 00:14:36.388
  • No way in.And David's eyes
  • 00:14:36.388 --> 00:14:39.758
  • And David's eyesfall on one weakness.
  • 00:14:39.758 --> 00:14:41.827
  • fall on one weakness.It's a gutter.
  • 00:14:41.827 --> 00:14:44.363
  • It's a gutter.It's a water shaft.
  • 00:14:44.363 --> 00:14:46.532
  • It's a water shaft.A gutter.
  • 00:14:46.532 --> 00:14:47.533
  • A gutter.And David says,
  • 00:14:47.533 --> 00:14:50.336
  • And David says,"It's 20 inches high."
  • 00:14:50.336 --> 00:14:51.503
  • "It's 20 inches high."You can still go there today,
  • 00:14:51.503 --> 00:14:52.371
  • You can still go there today,by the way.
  • 00:14:52.371 --> 00:14:54.707
  • by the way.It's 20 inches high.
  • 00:14:54.707 --> 00:14:56.742
  • It's 20 inches high."And to the first man
  • 00:14:56.742 --> 00:14:59.478
  • "And to the first manwho gets up the gutter..."
  • 00:14:59.478 --> 00:15:00.145
  • who gets up the gutter..."Have you ever
  • 00:15:00.145 --> 00:15:01.513
  • Have you evercleaned out the gutter?
  • 00:15:01.513 --> 00:15:03.649
  • cleaned out the gutter?[Laughter]
  • 00:15:03.649 --> 00:15:04.516
  • [Laughter]Have you ever cleaned out
  • 00:15:04.516 --> 00:15:06.785
  • Have you ever cleaned outyour gutters at your house?
  • 00:15:06.785 --> 00:15:07.386
  • your gutters at your house?I've watched Cherise
  • 00:15:07.386 --> 00:15:08.320
  • I've watched Cherisedo it many times.
  • 00:15:08.320 --> 00:15:11.357
  • do it many times.[Laughter]
  • 00:15:11.357 --> 00:15:14.226
  • [Laughter]It's an awful job.
  • 00:15:14.226 --> 00:15:15.694
  • It's an awful job.You need rubber gloves.
  • 00:15:15.694 --> 00:15:17.730
  • You need rubber gloves.She puts 'em on.
  • 00:15:17.730 --> 00:15:18.497
  • She puts 'em on.I have to go study
  • 00:15:18.497 --> 00:15:19.431
  • I have to go studyabout that time.
  • 00:15:19.431 --> 00:15:22.701
  • about that time.[Laughter]
  • 00:15:22.701 --> 00:15:24.370
  • [Laughter]But you know what a gutter --
  • 00:15:24.370 --> 00:15:25.337
  • But you know what a gutter --What's in a gutter?
  • 00:15:25.337 --> 00:15:28.474
  • What's in a gutter?Slime and sludge and twigs
  • 00:15:28.474 --> 00:15:32.177
  • Slime and sludge and twigsand critters and birds
  • 00:15:32.177 --> 00:15:34.747
  • and critters and birdsand bird nests and bird nests
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  • and bird nests and bird nestsand just nasty.
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  • and just nasty.I love it though.
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  • I love it though.David said, "I don't care how
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  • David said, "I don't care howI get there, if I have to go
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  • I get there, if I have to gothrough the gutter..."
  • 00:15:46.458 --> 00:15:48.027
  • through the gutter..."I'd love to just say to the next
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  • I'd love to just say to the nextgeneration, "We're just gonna
  • 00:15:49.128 --> 00:15:51.296
  • generation, "We're just gonnahand you over," but the only way
  • 00:15:51.296 --> 00:15:52.798
  • hand you over," but the only wayfor a new generation to get
  • 00:15:52.798 --> 00:15:54.199
  • for a new generation to getwhere God has for you
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  • where God has for youis you have to go through
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  • is you have to go throughthe gutter, too.
  • 00:15:56.068 --> 00:15:58.137
  • the gutter, too.[Cheering and Applause]
  • 00:15:58.137 --> 00:15:59.438
  • [Cheering and Applause]And there's slime and there's
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  • And there's slime and there'ssludge and you see these
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  • sludge and you see thesesoldiers --
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  • soldiers --You ever seen soldiers when
  • 00:16:02.875 --> 00:16:04.109
  • You ever seen soldiers whenthey have their pictures made?
  • 00:16:04.109 --> 00:16:04.543
  • they have their pictures made?They gotta beautiful
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  • They gotta beautifulflag behind them.
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  • flag behind them.They're in their full beautiful
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  • They're in their full beautifulblues and brass buttons
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  • blues and brass buttonsand shiny shoes.
  • 00:16:11.583 --> 00:16:12.317
  • and shiny shoes.But you should've saw
  • 00:16:12.317 --> 00:16:13.385
  • But you should've sawthose soldiers after
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  • those soldiers afterthey went through.
  • 00:16:14.420 --> 00:16:15.054
  • they went through.They didn't have on
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  • They didn't have onshiny buttons and shoes.
  • 00:16:16.955 --> 00:16:18.490
  • shiny buttons and shoes.They looked like filth.
  • 00:16:18.490 --> 00:16:19.324
  • They looked like filth.They had been through
  • 00:16:19.324 --> 00:16:21.527
  • They had been throughmud and sludge and slime.
  • 00:16:21.527 --> 00:16:23.128
  • mud and sludge and slime.They had taken three steps and
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  • They had taken three steps and-- You ever tried to climb up
  • 00:16:24.363 --> 00:16:26.598
  • -- You ever tried to climb upa mossy mess and you slide back
  • 00:16:26.598 --> 00:16:28.200
  • a mossy mess and you slide backdown and climb up four
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  • down and climb up fourand slide back down.
  • 00:16:29.501 --> 00:16:31.837
  • and slide back down.But God said, "Take the city."
  • 00:16:31.837 --> 00:16:33.005
  • But God said, "Take the city."And I'm here to preach
  • 00:16:33.005 --> 00:16:35.441
  • And I'm here to preachto somebody, don't you settle
  • 00:16:35.441 --> 00:16:37.109
  • to somebody, don't you settlefor Hebron when God has
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  • for Hebron when God haspromised you Jerusalem.
  • 00:16:38.710 --> 00:16:40.913
  • promised you Jerusalem.Don't you settle for Plan B
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  • Don't you settle for Plan Bwhen God says, "I am going to do
  • 00:16:43.515 --> 00:16:46.085
  • when God says, "I am going to doexceedingly, abundantly above
  • 00:16:46.085 --> 00:16:47.586
  • exceedingly, abundantly aboveall that you can..."
  • 00:16:47.586 --> 00:16:50.122
  • all that you can...""Hebron is what you can do, but
  • 00:16:50.122 --> 00:16:52.958
  • "Hebron is what you can do, butJerusalem is what only I can do,
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  • Jerusalem is what only I can do,and I want you to get up.
  • 00:16:54.426 --> 00:16:55.494
  • and I want you to get up.And it's gonna get ugly
  • 00:16:55.494 --> 00:16:56.728
  • And it's gonna get uglyand it's gonna get dirty
  • 00:16:56.728 --> 00:16:57.830
  • and it's gonna get dirtyand it's not gonna be easy.
  • 00:16:57.830 --> 00:16:59.064
  • and it's not gonna be easy.If it were, anybody could
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  • If it were, anybody couldgo up the gutter."
  • 00:17:00.899 --> 00:17:03.335
  • go up the gutter."And you'd think the young guns
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  • And you'd think the young gunswere ones who
  • 00:17:03.802 --> 00:17:04.403
  • were ones whowent up the gutter.
  • 00:17:04.403 --> 00:17:05.938
  • went up the gutter.Guess who the first one was?
  • 00:17:05.938 --> 00:17:08.841
  • Guess who the first one was?An old dude by the name of Joab.
  • 00:17:08.841 --> 00:17:10.042
  • An old dude by the name of Joab.He said, "Wait a minute.
  • 00:17:10.042 --> 00:17:10.809
  • He said, "Wait a minute.I've waited for this
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  • I've waited for thisall of my life.
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  • all of my life.Get behind me,
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  • Get behind me,you little young guns.
  • 00:17:14.646 --> 00:17:15.481
  • you little young guns.I'm going up."
  • 00:17:15.481 --> 00:17:16.682
  • I'm going up."And he went up the gutter.
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  • And he went up the gutter.And this is what happened.
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  • And this is what happened.When he popped out, don't you
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  • When he popped out, don't youknow he looked bad, smelled bad,
  • 00:17:21.353 --> 00:17:22.588
  • know he looked bad, smelled bad,been through mess,
  • 00:17:22.588 --> 00:17:24.156
  • been through mess,had mess all over him?
  • 00:17:24.156 --> 00:17:25.757
  • had mess all over him?But he looks around and your
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  • But he looks around and yourBible will tell you if you read
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  • Bible will tell you if you readthat not one Israeli casualty
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  • that not one Israeli casualtyhappened in the taking
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  • happened in the takingof the city of Jerusalem.
  • 00:17:35.400 --> 00:17:36.935
  • of the city of Jerusalem.Not one.
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  • Not one.It was all a big bluff.
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  • It was all a big bluff.And he runs over and grabs
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  • And he runs over and grabsthat caricature of the lame
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  • that caricature of the lameand throws it over the wall
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  • and throws it over the walland grabs the one of the blind
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  • and grabs the one of the blindand throws it over the wall
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  • and throws it over the walland raises up his hands
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  • and raises up his handsin victory and says,
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  • in victory and says,"God has given us this city."
  • 00:17:58.891 --> 00:18:01.126
  • "God has given us this city."[Cheering and Applause]
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  • [Cheering and Applause]What I'm saying to you is
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  • What I'm saying to you isthe enemy will put his... bluff
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  • the enemy will put his... bluffon the wall and tell you
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  • on the wall and tell youyou're not strong enough,
  • 00:18:13.372 --> 00:18:15.040
  • you're not strong enough,you're not mighty enough,
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  • you're not mighty enough,nobody in your family has
  • 00:18:16.508 --> 00:18:17.876
  • nobody in your family hasever done it, you need
  • 00:18:17.876 --> 00:18:19.912
  • ever done it, you needto settle where you are.
  • 00:18:19.912 --> 00:18:22.881
  • to settle where you are.But God is calling you and me
  • 00:18:22.881 --> 00:18:24.483
  • But God is calling you and meto higher places,
  • 00:18:24.483 --> 00:18:26.919
  • to higher places,and we're not going to settle.
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  • and we're not going to settle.We're not going to settle.
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  • We're not going to settle.There're lying devils
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  • There're lying devilsscreaming from the walls,
  • 00:18:34.526 --> 00:18:36.295
  • screaming from the walls,"You can't do it.
  • 00:18:36.295 --> 00:18:36.929
  • "You can't do it.Just stop.
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  • Just stop.You've done more
  • 00:18:37.696 --> 00:18:39.298
  • You've done morethan anybody expected.
  • 00:18:39.298 --> 00:18:40.098
  • than anybody expected.Don't try to do
  • 00:18:40.098 --> 00:18:41.333
  • Don't try to doanything greater.
  • 00:18:41.333 --> 00:18:43.068
  • anything greater.Just stop before...
  • 00:18:43.068 --> 00:18:44.169
  • Just stop before...You better watch out.
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  • You better watch out.You might risk it all
  • 00:18:45.704 --> 00:18:47.706
  • You might risk it alland lose it all."
  • 00:18:47.706 --> 00:18:50.008
  • and lose it all."Not if God told you to do it.
  • 00:18:50.008 --> 00:18:51.610
  • Not if God told you to do it.What you don't know, devil,
  • 00:18:51.610 --> 00:18:54.379
  • What you don't know, devil,is years ago, I took the head
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  • is years ago, I took the headof Goliath and I put it
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  • of Goliath and I put iton a pole outside the city.
  • 00:18:57.716 --> 00:18:58.850
  • on a pole outside the city.Now, let me preach right here.
  • 00:18:58.850 --> 00:18:59.785
  • Now, let me preach right here.Watch this.
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  • Watch this.I'm almost done.
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  • I'm almost done.Why did David drag that bloody
  • 00:19:04.256 --> 00:19:08.360
  • Why did David drag that bloodyhead for 18 miles to the city
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  • head for 18 miles to the cityof the Jebusites and plant it
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  • of the Jebusites and plant iton a hill outside the walls
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  • on a hill outside the wallsof the city of what
  • 00:19:15.534 --> 00:19:18.971
  • of the city of whatwould become Jerusalem?
  • 00:19:18.971 --> 00:19:23.709
  • would become Jerusalem?Could it be because Genesis 3,
  • 00:19:23.709 --> 00:19:26.211
  • Could it be because Genesis 3,God said to the serpent,
  • 00:19:26.211 --> 00:19:27.879
  • God said to the serpent,"I will put enmity between
  • 00:19:27.879 --> 00:19:28.680
  • "I will put enmity betweenyou and the woman,
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  • you and the woman,between your seed,"
  • 00:19:29.915 --> 00:19:32.718
  • between your seed,"the serpent's seed, "her seed.
  • 00:19:32.718 --> 00:19:33.485
  • the serpent's seed, "her seed.The King James says,
  • 00:19:33.485 --> 00:19:35.087
  • The King James says,"You will crush his head,
  • 00:19:35.087 --> 00:19:36.321
  • "You will crush his head,he'll bruise your heel."
  • 00:19:36.321 --> 00:19:36.655
  • he'll bruise your heel."Watch now.
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  • Watch now.Watch.
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  • Watch.David takes the skull
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  • David takes the skullof Goliath, puts it on a hill
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  • of Goliath, puts it on a hilloutside the walls;
  • 00:19:44.196 --> 00:19:46.164
  • outside the walls;not inside, outside.
  • 00:19:46.164 --> 00:19:48.267
  • not inside, outside.Jesus had to be crucified
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  • Jesus had to be crucifiedoutside the walls and He was
  • 00:19:51.203 --> 00:19:53.538
  • outside the walls and He wascrucified at Golgotha,
  • 00:19:53.538 --> 00:19:56.241
  • crucified at Golgotha,which is translated
  • 00:19:56.241 --> 00:20:00.012
  • which is translatedthe place of a skull.
  • 00:20:00.012 --> 00:20:01.446
  • the place of a skull.Why was it called
  • 00:20:01.446 --> 00:20:03.582
  • Why was it calledthe place of the skull?
  • 00:20:03.582 --> 00:20:06.051
  • the place of the skull?Many believe that's where David
  • 00:20:06.051 --> 00:20:08.387
  • Many believe that's where Davidput the skull of Goliath.
  • 00:20:08.387 --> 00:20:10.289
  • put the skull of Goliath.And when they raised Jesus up
  • 00:20:10.289 --> 00:20:13.258
  • And when they raised Jesus upon that cross and they nailed
  • 00:20:13.258 --> 00:20:14.826
  • on that cross and they nailedHis feet, that was
  • 00:20:14.826 --> 00:20:16.828
  • His feet, that wasthe bruising of the heel.
  • 00:20:16.828 --> 00:20:18.630
  • the bruising of the heel.But when the thud of the cross
  • 00:20:18.630 --> 00:20:21.667
  • But when the thud of the crosswent in the earth on Golgotha,
  • 00:20:21.667 --> 00:20:23.268
  • went in the earth on Golgotha,the place of the skull,
  • 00:20:23.268 --> 00:20:29.341
  • the place of the skull,He crushed the skull of Satan.
  • 00:20:29.341 --> 00:20:30.475
  • He crushed the skull of Satan.Satan is crazy.
  • 00:20:30.475 --> 00:20:32.811
  • Satan is crazy.He's got brain damage.
  • 00:20:32.811 --> 00:20:35.314
  • He's got brain damage.He's had a massive head injury
  • 00:20:35.314 --> 00:20:35.947
  • He's had a massive head injuryand he's never got
  • 00:20:35.947 --> 00:20:38.684
  • and he's never gotover it since Calvary.
  • 00:20:38.684 --> 00:20:39.985
  • over it since Calvary.Oh, I feel like preaching.
  • 00:20:39.985 --> 00:20:41.820
  • Oh, I feel like preaching.You don't even have to help me.
  • 00:20:41.820 --> 00:20:42.387
  • You don't even have to help me.I don't know what
  • 00:20:42.387 --> 00:20:44.022
  • I don't know whatthe enemy's telling you.
  • 00:20:44.022 --> 00:20:45.791
  • the enemy's telling you."This stronghold of addiction,
  • 00:20:45.791 --> 00:20:47.993
  • "This stronghold of addiction,this stronghold of alcoholism,
  • 00:20:47.993 --> 00:20:49.895
  • this stronghold of alcoholism,this stronghold of drugs,
  • 00:20:49.895 --> 00:20:50.829
  • this stronghold of drugs,this stronghold of
  • 00:20:50.829 --> 00:20:52.064
  • this stronghold ofsexual perversion...
  • 00:20:52.064 --> 00:20:53.965
  • sexual perversion...you'll never bring it down in
  • 00:20:53.965 --> 00:20:55.634
  • you'll never bring it down inyour family and in your life."
  • 00:20:55.634 --> 00:20:57.436
  • your family and in your life."But because of a cross --
  • 00:20:57.436 --> 00:20:59.571
  • But because of a cross --The cross has crushed the head
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  • The cross has crushed the headand the skull of the serpent
  • 00:21:01.239 --> 00:21:03.408
  • and the skull of the serpentand his seed and there's
  • 00:21:03.408 --> 00:21:05.444
  • and his seed and there'svictory in Jesus
  • 00:21:05.444 --> 00:21:07.846
  • victory in Jesusand there's power in the cross
  • 00:21:07.846 --> 00:21:08.980
  • and there's power in the crossand there's power
  • 00:21:08.980 --> 00:21:10.382
  • and there's powerin the blood of Jesus.
  • 00:21:10.382 --> 00:21:12.918
  • in the blood of Jesus.You can be free.
  • 00:21:12.918 --> 00:21:14.886
  • You can be free.You can be delivered.
  • 00:21:14.886 --> 00:21:17.589
  • You can be delivered.Strongholds will come down
  • 00:21:17.589 --> 00:21:21.126
  • Strongholds will come downand God will raise you up.
  • 00:21:21.126 --> 00:21:27.165
  • and God will raise you up.Victory comes in strange places.
  • 00:21:27.165 --> 00:21:29.901
  • Victory comes in strange places.And the dirtiest battles
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  • And the dirtiest battlesof your life will produce
  • 00:21:34.339 --> 00:21:37.209
  • of your life will producethe greatest victories.
  • 00:21:37.209 --> 00:21:39.711
  • the greatest victories.The city of the Jebusites
  • 00:21:39.711 --> 00:21:43.014
  • The city of the Jebusitesbecame the city of David.
  • 00:21:43.014 --> 00:21:46.118
  • became the city of David.When Jesus showed up 1.500 years
  • 00:21:46.118 --> 00:21:48.887
  • When Jesus showed up 1.500 yearslater, every time He healed
  • 00:21:48.887 --> 00:21:51.022
  • later, every time He healedsomebody, they would cry out,
  • 00:21:51.022 --> 00:21:53.024
  • somebody, they would cry out,"Have mercy."
  • 00:21:53.024 --> 00:21:54.493
  • "Have mercy."What did they call Him?
  • 00:21:54.493 --> 00:21:58.029
  • What did they call Him?The Son of David.
  • 00:21:58.029 --> 00:22:03.034
  • The Son of David."Thou Son of David, have mercy."
  • 00:22:03.034 --> 00:22:07.172
  • "Thou Son of David, have mercy."And He would heal them.
  • 00:22:07.172 --> 00:22:09.241
  • And He would heal them."What are you saying?"
  • 00:22:09.241 --> 00:22:10.675
  • "What are you saying?"The reason that it became
  • 00:22:10.675 --> 00:22:12.644
  • The reason that it becamethe city of David was because
  • 00:22:12.644 --> 00:22:15.514
  • the city of David was because1.500 years later, Jesus would
  • 00:22:15.514 --> 00:22:18.650
  • 1.500 years later, Jesus wouldbe crucified outside the walls,
  • 00:22:18.650 --> 00:22:19.351
  • be crucified outside the walls,but they would take
  • 00:22:19.351 --> 00:22:22.487
  • but they would takeHis dead body inside the walls,
  • 00:22:22.487 --> 00:22:23.488
  • His dead body inside the walls,in the borrowed tomb
  • 00:22:23.488 --> 00:22:25.424
  • in the borrowed tombof Joseph of Arimathea.
  • 00:22:25.424 --> 00:22:27.859
  • of Joseph of Arimathea.But on the third day,
  • 00:22:27.859 --> 00:22:29.127
  • But on the third day,even though He had to go through
  • 00:22:29.127 --> 00:22:30.796
  • even though He had to go throughthe gutter, even though He had
  • 00:22:30.796 --> 00:22:32.664
  • the gutter, even though He hadto go all the way down to hell
  • 00:22:32.664 --> 00:22:34.399
  • to go all the way down to helland He took on my sin
  • 00:22:34.399 --> 00:22:36.168
  • and He took on my sinand your sin and my iniquity
  • 00:22:36.168 --> 00:22:38.403
  • and your sin and my iniquityand your iniquity, He rose from
  • 00:22:38.403 --> 00:22:41.706
  • and your iniquity, He rose fromthe dead in Jerusalem, the city
  • 00:22:41.706 --> 00:22:43.875
  • the dead in Jerusalem, the cityof David, on the third day.
  • 00:22:43.875 --> 00:22:45.811
  • of David, on the third day.And I wanna finish this sermon
  • 00:22:45.811 --> 00:22:48.380
  • And I wanna finish this sermonby telling you one day Jesus
  • 00:22:48.380 --> 00:22:51.049
  • by telling you one day Jesusis coming back on a white horse.
  • 00:22:51.049 --> 00:22:52.584
  • is coming back on a white horse.He's gonna touch down
  • 00:22:52.584 --> 00:22:54.286
  • He's gonna touch downon the Mount of Olives.
  • 00:22:54.286 --> 00:22:55.687
  • on the Mount of Olives.He's gonna ride across
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  • He's gonna ride acrosswith the army of the Lord.
  • 00:22:58.089 --> 00:22:59.591
  • with the army of the Lord.He's gonna burst through
  • 00:22:59.591 --> 00:23:00.992
  • He's gonna burst throughthe Eastern Gate
  • 00:23:00.992 --> 00:23:02.928
  • the Eastern Gateand He's going to sit
  • 00:23:02.928 --> 00:23:06.164
  • and He's going to siton His throne in the city
  • 00:23:06.164 --> 00:23:08.366
  • on His throne in the citythat David conquered by going
  • 00:23:08.366 --> 00:23:09.100
  • that David conquered by goingthrough the gutter.
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  • through the gutter.[Cheering]
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  • [Cheering]Let's stand up on our feet
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  • Let's stand up on our feetand let's give God
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  • and let's give Goda great, great shout of praise.
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  • a great, great shout of praise.Because the place
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  • Because the placeof your dirtiest battle,
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  • of your dirtiest battle,will be the place
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  • will be the placeof your greatest victory.
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  • of your greatest victory.I don't know what
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  • I don't know whatyou're goin' through,
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  • you're goin' through,I don't know what
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  • I don't know whatyou're facin',
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  • you're facin',I don't know how dirty
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  • I don't know how dirtythe battle has gotten.
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  • the battle has gotten.That's the very place
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  • That's the very placewhere God will be
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  • where God will beglorified the most,
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  • glorified the most,in your life.
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  • in your life.That's where the anointing
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  • That's where the anointingwill come through
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  • will come throughthe greatest.
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  • the greatest.You'll look back and say,
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  • You'll look back and say,"That was the dirtiest battle,
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  • "That was the dirtiest battle,but that's what produced
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  • but that's what producedthe greatest anointing
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  • - We are so honored that you
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  • - We are so honored that youwould decide to join us
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  • would decide to join uson Kingdom Connection today.
  • 00:23:59.718 --> 00:24:00.785
  • on Kingdom Connection today.If you felt God pull on your
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  • If you felt God pull on yourheart at any point
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  • heart at any pointin this broadcast,
  • 00:24:03.889 --> 00:24:04.956
  • in this broadcast,and you would like to make
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  • and you would like to makeJesus Christ your Lord
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  • Jesus Christ your Lordand your Savior,
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  • and your Savior,I want to invite you
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  • I want to invite youto pray with me
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  • to pray with meright where you are.
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  • right where you are.Prayer is powerful.
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  • Prayer is powerful.Right where you are.
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  • Right where you are.Say these words, "Lord, Jesus.
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  • Say these words, "Lord, Jesus.I give you my life,
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  • I give you my life,I believe in you.
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  • I believe in you.I believe you died
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  • I believe you diedand shed your blood to cleanse
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  • and shed your blood to cleanseme from all my sin.
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  • me from all my sin.I am forgiven by faith
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  • I am forgiven by faithin your name, Jesus.
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  • in your name, Jesus.Jesus, be my Lord,
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  • Jesus, be my Lord,be my Savior,
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  • be my Savior,and I thank you,
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  • and I thank you,and I praise you.
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  • and I praise you.Change me.
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  • Change me.Turn me around.
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  • Turn me around.In your name I pray
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  • In your name I prayAmen, and amen."
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  • Amen, and amen."If you prayed that prayer
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  • If you prayed that prayerwe would love to hear from you.
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  • we would love to hear from you.That's why we do what we do.
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  • That's why we do what we do.And I believe today
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  • And I believe todaythat America needs the message
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  • that America needs the messageof Jesus Christ like
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  • of Jesus Christ likenever before.
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  • never before.We're at a tipping point
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  • We're at a tipping pointin our nation's history,
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  • in our nation's history,and I want to encourage you
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  • and I want to encourage youas the election is coming up
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  • as the election is coming upto pray.
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  • to pray.What you do on November 3rd
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  • What you do on November 3rdnot only affects us
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  • not only affects usbut it affects your children,
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  • but it affects your children,and your children's children.
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  • and your children's children.And it will have
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  • And it will haveramifications to our brothers
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  • ramifications to our brothersand sisters in the nation
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  • and sisters in the nationof Israel and all over
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  • of Israel and all overthe world.
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  • the world.And that's why our partnership
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  • And that's why our partnershipwith the Israel-based
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  • with the Israel-basedorganization YEL
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  • organization YELhas become a lifeline
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  • has become a lifelinefor so many of these
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  • for so many of theseextraordinary Jewish people.
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  • extraordinary Jewish people.With your gift
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  • With your giftwe're able to preach
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  • we're able to preachthe Gospel to over 200 nations
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  • the Gospel to over 200 nationsaround the world.
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  • like this one around the world.Thank you for your generosity,
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  • Thank you for your generosity,and pray and ask God
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  • and pray and ask Godwhat He would have you do.
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  • what He would have you do.We need your help,
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  • We need your help,the need is greater
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  • the need is greaterthan ever before.
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  • than ever before.Here's my announcer
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  • - ANNOUNCER: We are entering
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  • a critical election season
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  • in the United States.
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  • And times like these always
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  • require action from the body
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  • of Christ.
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  • That's why we, as a ministry,
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  • have been fasting and praying.
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  • So this is our three-step
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  • Pray, fast, vote.
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