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Open My Eyes

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October 7, 2019
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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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  • - I wanna talk to you today
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  • about what happens
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  • when God opens your eyes.
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  • This phrase is found
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  • four times in the scripture.
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  • And each time,
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  • it has to do with what God
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  • can do when our eyes
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  • become opened.
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  • In this particular text
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  • in Genesis 21,
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  • God had promised Abraham
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  • and Sarah in their old age
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  • that they would have a child.
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  • It was not happening.
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  • They had waited for 20 years,
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  • and the promise of God
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  • was not being fulfilled,
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  • seemingly, in their lives.
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  • And so, in a moment of haste
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  • and in a moment
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  • of just really tired
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  • of waiting on God to do it,
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  • Sarah took things
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  • in her own hands.
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  • She said to her husband
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  • Abraham, "I want you
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  • to go into my handmaiden,"
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  • her name is Hagar,
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  • "and produce a child with her.
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  • That's the only way
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  • we're gonna ever have
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  • the little pitty-pat
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  • of little feet running
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  • around this house.
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  • It's not gonna happen with us.
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  • We're too old
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  • to have children."
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  • And Abraham went in
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  • and united with this woman.
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  • And her name was Hagar,
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  • and they had a child.
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  • And the child's name
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  • was Ishmael.
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  • He was a boy child
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  • named Ishmael.
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  • And as women tend to do,
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  • she changed her mind,
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  • Sarah did.
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  • After the baby was born,
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  • after she got pregnant herself,
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  • she gave Abraham an ultimatum.
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  • She said, "Throw the bondwoman
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  • and the baby out
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  • of our household.
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  • We have our own baby,
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  • and I'm not interested
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  • in having two wives for you.
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  • I'm your one and only.
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  • Do you understand?"
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  • And the Bible said
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  • that, "Abraham harkened
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  • unto the voice of his wife."
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  • I always thought
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  • that was a funny verse.
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  • I think they're skipping
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  • a lotta things in there,
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  • but he harkened
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  • unto the voice of his wife.
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  • Now watch this.
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  • This is a real story
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  • that happened.
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  • You know that Abraham and Sarah
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  • had a son named Isaac.
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  • But Abraham had a child
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  • with Hagar named Ishmael.
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  • And so he gives them
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  • a little bit of food,
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  • he gives them a canteen,
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  • or a skin, animal skin,
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  • filled with water.
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  • And he says,
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  • I'm putting you out
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  • of the house.
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  • You're on your own.
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  • Go away.
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  • And they're left
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  • in the desert.
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  • And there they are
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  • in the desert, wondering.
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  • And after a while,
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  • the water runs out.
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  • The food runs out.
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  • If you could go
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  • to the Judean Desert
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  • that we're referring to here,
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  • you won't last long there
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  • without water.
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  • It is a dire situation
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  • that you can get
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  • into very, very quickly,
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  • and they were in it.
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  • And when they had run
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  • out of water,
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  • and when they had run
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  • out of food,
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  • and it was very evident
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  • to Hagar that her son Ishmael
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  • was going to die,
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  • being so heartbroken,
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  • she places him
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  • up under a shrub.
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  • And then she walks away.
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  • The distance...
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  • The way she measured
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  • it was as far
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  • as a bow can shoot.
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  • A bow and arrow.
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  • And she finds herself far away
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  • from him because she can't bear
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  • to see her child die
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  • of thirst.
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  • It's a cruel death.
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  • A horrible death.
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  • She can't bear to watch
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  • what's going to happen to him.
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  • She was actually saying
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  • what moms, and dads,
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  • and parents find themselves,
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  • from time to time,
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  • saying because of the condition
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  • of their children.
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  • I can't bear to watch
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  • this happen.
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  • When you see a child
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  • going deeper
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  • and deeper into addiction.
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  • When you see someone messing
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  • their life up more,
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  • and more, and more.
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  • Destroying their own potential.
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  • And it became so powerful
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  • or so painful for this mother
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  • that she said,
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  • I can't just sit here
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  • and let him die in my arms.
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  • In order to maintain my sanity,
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  • I've got to distance myself
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  • because I can't bear to see it.
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  • She puts him under a shrub,
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  • and she puts distance
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  • between her and her child
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  • because she didn't
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  • wanna see it.
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  • She didn't wanna know it.
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  • She didn't want to be there.
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  • She was better off not knowing.
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  • She almost is going
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  • into denial now
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  • of what's happening
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  • to her child.
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  • She lifted her voice,
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  • and she wept.
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  • And this is one
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  • of the most tender stories,
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  • in my opinion,
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  • in the Old Testament.
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  • And God heard
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  • the voice of the lad,
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  • and an angel of the Lord
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  • came to them in the desert.
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  • It does not say that the angel,
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  • or the Lord heard
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  • the voice of the mother.
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  • It said that He heard
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  • the voice of the child.
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  • And the angel said
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  • to the mother, "Fear not.
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  • God has heard the voice
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  • of the lad where he is."
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  • You're separated from him.
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  • You think that God
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  • can only hear your prayers
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  • where you are,
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  • but God heard the prayer
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  • where he is.
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  • "Fear not.
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  • Arise, lift up the lad,
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  • for I will make him,"
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  • listen to this,
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  • "a great nation."
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  • Ismael's not cursed.
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  • I don't care how bad
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  • he looks right now.
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  • I'm gonna make something
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  • great outta that kid.
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  • I have my hand on that kid.
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  • I don't care what you're seeing.
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  • I don't care
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  • what you're looking at.
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  • Something great's
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  • gonna come outta Ishmael,
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  • and don't you let
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  • anybody tell you
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  • anything different.
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  • "Then God opened her eyes,
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  • and she saw a well of water."
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  • It was there all the time,
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  • but she didn't see it
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  • until God opened her eyes.
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  • He had given --
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  • She had given up on him.
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  • She didn't wanna see
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  • what would happen to him.
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  • But God was listening
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  • to the cry of that child.
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  • God heard his voice.
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  • And here's my point.
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  • When God opens your eyes,
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  • you'll see something.
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  • And I wanna say to parents
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  • whose children have gone astray
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  • that are listening to me.
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  • Parents who have wept.
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  • Parents who have cried.
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  • Parents who can't bear
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  • to watch that child
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  • becoming an alcoholic.
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  • Or that child off
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  • living with someone
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  • they're not married to.
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  • Or that child
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  • whose gone off to college,
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  • and they won't come
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  • to church anymore,
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  • and they don't believe
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  • in God anymore.
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  • And you've had to put distance
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  • between you and them, maybe,
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  • even to keep your sanity
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  • because the addiction
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  • is so strong in their life.
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  • What you don't realize
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  • is when the child was a baby,
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  • and you prayed for that child,
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  • and you taught
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  • that child Bible stories,
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  • and you prayed littler prayers
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  • when you tucked them in --
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  • now I lay me down to sleep,
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  • I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
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  • When you sung songs in the car,
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  • and when you taught them
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  • the Word of God.
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  • The point that I want you to see
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  • is that there was something
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  • that had been put
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  • in that child.
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  • That when that child
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  • was separated from his mother,
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  • and in a terrible,
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  • terrible, place,
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  • there was something
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  • in that child that was crying
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  • out for help.
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  • And God heard the cry
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  • of the lad's voice.
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  • What you put
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  • in those children --
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  • When you train them up,
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  • when you teach them the Bible,
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  • when you read little stories
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  • from the Word,
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  • and have those devotions,
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  • and pray.
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  • What you put in them
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  • will still cry out,
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  • even when they're gone
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  • and doing their own thing.
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  • Just like God told Cain.
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  • He said, "Cain,
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  • your brother's blood
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  • is crying out from the dirt."
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  • I wanna say
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  • that if the blood of a man
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  • can cry out from the dirt,
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  • and God can hear that cry,
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  • how much more those children
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  • that we have pleaded
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  • the blood of Jesus over,
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  • and gotten the Spirit of God
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  • to touch them;
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  • How much more will God
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  • hear the voice of that child,
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  • even when the dirt
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  • of the world
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  • has covered them up.
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  • Even when they're filthy
  • 00:09:35.140 --> 00:09:37.180
  • with the sins of this world,
  • 00:09:37.180 --> 00:09:39.210
  • there is something in them
  • 00:09:39.210 --> 00:09:41.070
  • that God can hear that says,
  • 00:09:41.070 --> 00:09:43.040
  • "Don't leave me here.
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  • I don't belong here.
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  • I wasn't raised like this.
  • 00:09:46.070 --> 00:09:48.020
  • I'm better than this."
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  • And even though
  • 00:09:50.050 --> 00:09:50.280
  • they don't even know
  • 00:09:50.280 --> 00:09:52.080
  • that they're crying out,
  • 00:09:52.080 --> 00:09:53.220
  • there's something mom and dad
  • 00:09:53.220 --> 00:09:55.200
  • put in them that keeps
  • 00:09:55.200 --> 00:09:57.070
  • crying out to God.
  • 00:09:57.070 --> 00:09:59.070
  • And they can never get out
  • 00:09:59.070 --> 00:10:00.220
  • of the grasp and the grip
  • 00:10:00.220 --> 00:10:02.130
  • of God's grace.
  • 00:10:02.130 --> 00:10:04.070
  • If you believe it,
  • 00:10:04.070 --> 00:10:05.120
  • give the Lord a praise
  • 00:10:05.120 --> 00:10:06.120
  • for that.
  • 00:10:06.120 --> 00:10:09.100
  • God is hearing the voice
  • 00:10:13.260 --> 00:10:15.040
  • of the lad where he is.
  • 00:10:16.220 --> 00:10:19.220
  • God can hear them today
  • 00:10:19.220 --> 00:10:22.050
  • where they are.
  • 00:10:22.050 --> 00:10:24.070
  • "Fear not," he says
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  • to the parents.
  • 00:10:25.170 --> 00:10:26.200
  • Fear not.
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  • "The Lord opened her eyes,
  • 00:10:28.230 --> 00:10:31.190
  • and she saw a well..."
  • 00:10:31.190 --> 00:10:33.190
  • She saw provision.
  • 00:10:33.190 --> 00:10:35.280
  • She saw living water.
  • 00:10:35.280 --> 00:10:38.050
  • And she saw what was invisible
  • 00:10:38.050 --> 00:10:41.050
  • when the Lord
  • 00:10:41.050 --> 00:10:41.280
  • opened her eyes.
  • 00:10:41.280 --> 00:10:44.200
  • And not only that.
  • 00:10:44.200 --> 00:10:46.060
  • What blessed me about the story
  • 00:10:46.060 --> 00:10:48.050
  • is then the angel said,
  • 00:10:48.050 --> 00:10:49.170
  • I will make a great nation
  • 00:10:52.030 --> 00:10:55.030
  • out of this child.
  • 00:10:55.030 --> 00:10:57.040
  • In other words,
  • 00:10:57.040 --> 00:10:57.240
  • God is saying concerning
  • 00:10:57.240 --> 00:11:00.050
  • the children
  • 00:11:00.050 --> 00:11:01.000
  • that you're worried about,
  • 00:11:01.000 --> 00:11:02.150
  • if you've raised 'em right,
  • 00:11:02.150 --> 00:11:04.000
  • you've got a covenant with God.
  • 00:11:04.000 --> 00:11:05.210
  • And even when
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:06.110
  • they aren't living right,
  • 00:11:06.110 --> 00:11:07.090
  • something is crying out.
  • 00:11:07.090 --> 00:11:08.190
  • And God says,
  • 00:11:08.190 --> 00:11:09.160
  • "I've got a great plan
  • 00:11:09.160 --> 00:11:11.190
  • for your children
  • 00:11:11.190 --> 00:11:13.080
  • even when you can't see it."
  • 00:11:13.080 --> 00:11:15.000
  • God saw a well all the time
  • 00:11:15.260 --> 00:11:18.260
  • she was weeping.
  • 00:11:18.260 --> 00:11:20.230
  • The eyes of the Lord
  • 00:11:20.230 --> 00:11:22.080
  • are on your children, church.
  • 00:11:22.080 --> 00:11:24.120
  • The eyes of the Lord
  • 00:11:24.120 --> 00:11:26.060
  • are upon your family.
  • 00:11:26.060 --> 00:11:27.250
  • His ears are tuned in to a voice
  • 00:11:27.250 --> 00:11:30.190
  • that they don't even know
  • 00:11:30.190 --> 00:11:31.230
  • has been put in them.
  • 00:11:31.230 --> 00:11:33.170
  • It's like you've got one
  • 00:11:33.170 --> 00:11:35.020
  • of those secret --
  • 00:11:35.020 --> 00:11:35.280
  • When our girls
  • 00:11:35.280 --> 00:11:36.250
  • would get their car
  • 00:11:36.250 --> 00:11:38.110
  • and their driver's license,
  • 00:11:38.110 --> 00:11:39.240
  • we'd put a little secret thing
  • 00:11:39.240 --> 00:11:41.260
  • up in the fender
  • 00:11:41.260 --> 00:11:43.070
  • somewhere that would track 'em,
  • 00:11:43.070 --> 00:11:44.250
  • and we'd know exactly
  • 00:11:44.250 --> 00:11:45.290
  • where they were.
  • 00:11:45.290 --> 00:11:47.200
  • I don't play fair.
  • 00:11:47.200 --> 00:11:48.100
  • The devil doesn't play fair.
  • 00:11:48.100 --> 00:11:49.130
  • I don't play fair either.
  • 00:11:49.180 --> 00:11:52.180
  • And the Lord
  • 00:11:52.180 --> 00:11:53.090
  • has got a tracker
  • 00:11:53.090 --> 00:11:54.270
  • on your crazy children.
  • 00:11:54.270 --> 00:11:56.200
  • I feel like preaching.
  • 00:11:56.200 --> 00:11:58.050
  • And if they're in prison,
  • 00:11:58.050 --> 00:11:59.240
  • He can hear 'em.
  • 00:11:59.240 --> 00:12:00.240
  • And if they're in trouble,
  • 00:12:00.240 --> 00:12:02.030
  • He can hear 'em.
  • 00:12:02.030 --> 00:12:03.010
  • And if they're in sin,
  • 00:12:03.010 --> 00:12:04.150
  • He can hear 'em.
  • 00:12:04.150 --> 00:12:05.200
  • And He can find 'em,
  • 00:12:05.200 --> 00:12:06.230
  • and He's got
  • 00:12:06.230 --> 00:12:07.170
  • a great plan for 'em.
  • 00:12:07.170 --> 00:12:09.230
  • If you believe it,
  • 00:12:09.230 --> 00:12:10.080
  • give the Lord
  • 00:12:10.080 --> 00:12:10.280
  • a praise like you believe
  • 00:12:10.280 --> 00:12:12.140
  • in the power of the covenant
  • 00:12:12.140 --> 00:12:14.100
  • that we have
  • 00:12:14.100 --> 00:12:15.140
  • Amen.
  • 00:12:17.200 --> 00:12:19.080
  • Amen.
  • 00:12:19.080 --> 00:12:19.220
  • Amen.
  • 00:12:19.220 --> 00:12:21.000
  • I'm preaching
  • 00:12:21.000 --> 00:12:21.120
  • myself happy today.
  • 00:12:22.110 --> 00:12:25.110
  • Numbers 22 gives us
  • 00:12:25.110 --> 00:12:28.040
  • the second time the Bible says
  • 00:12:28.040 --> 00:12:29.110
  • somebody's eyes were opened.
  • 00:12:29.110 --> 00:12:31.210
  • It's one of the most remarkable
  • 00:12:31.210 --> 00:12:32.220
  • stories in all of the Bible.
  • 00:12:32.220 --> 00:12:35.100
  • There was a great prophet
  • 00:12:35.100 --> 00:12:36.150
  • by the name of Balaam,
  • 00:12:36.150 --> 00:12:38.090
  • and he was a real prophet.
  • 00:12:38.090 --> 00:12:39.290
  • Whoever he blessed
  • 00:12:39.290 --> 00:12:41.090
  • was blessed.
  • 00:12:41.090 --> 00:12:43.030
  • But toward the latter part
  • 00:12:43.030 --> 00:12:44.130
  • of his life,
  • 00:12:44.130 --> 00:12:45.210
  • he became corrupted.
  • 00:12:45.210 --> 00:12:47.150
  • And he was bribed
  • 00:12:47.150 --> 00:12:50.030
  • to take money and to curse
  • 00:12:50.030 --> 00:12:52.250
  • the people of God.
  • 00:12:52.250 --> 00:12:54.230
  • So he got the money
  • 00:12:54.230 --> 00:12:55.290
  • from a wicked king
  • 00:12:55.290 --> 00:12:57.190
  • to go curse Israel.
  • 00:12:57.190 --> 00:12:59.110
  • And he got on his donkey,
  • 00:12:59.110 --> 00:13:01.180
  • and he started down the road
  • 00:13:01.180 --> 00:13:03.130
  • to go curse what God
  • 00:13:03.130 --> 00:13:04.170
  • had blessed.
  • 00:13:04.170 --> 00:13:05.200
  • And the Bible said
  • 00:13:05.200 --> 00:13:06.250
  • while he was riding the donkey,
  • 00:13:06.250 --> 00:13:08.250
  • right in the middle of the road,
  • 00:13:08.250 --> 00:13:11.110
  • an angel from
  • 00:13:11.110 --> 00:13:12.070
  • the Lord manifests.
  • 00:13:12.070 --> 00:13:14.180
  • Now the donkey could see it,
  • 00:13:14.180 --> 00:13:16.150
  • but the prophet couldn't.
  • 00:13:16.150 --> 00:13:18.260
  • And the donkey,
  • 00:13:18.260 --> 00:13:20.280
  • when he saw the angel
  • 00:13:20.280 --> 00:13:23.010
  • with a drawn sword standing
  • 00:13:23.010 --> 00:13:24.280
  • in the middle of the road,
  • 00:13:24.280 --> 00:13:26.180
  • took off trotting
  • 00:13:26.180 --> 00:13:29.070
  • out into an open field
  • 00:13:29.070 --> 00:13:30.150
  • and started trying
  • 00:13:30.150 --> 00:13:31.150
  • to turn around.
  • 00:13:31.150 --> 00:13:33.000
  • And I could see
  • 00:13:33.000 --> 00:13:33.150
  • that old prophet grabbing
  • 00:13:33.150 --> 00:13:34.230
  • the reins and trying
  • 00:13:34.230 --> 00:13:35.230
  • to make that donkey
  • 00:13:35.230 --> 00:13:37.050
  • go back on the narrow path.
  • 00:13:37.050 --> 00:13:39.140
  • But he wouldn't go.
  • 00:13:39.140 --> 00:13:40.230
  • He was fighting it
  • 00:13:40.230 --> 00:13:41.160
  • 'cause he saw the angel
  • 00:13:41.160 --> 00:13:43.010
  • that the prophet couldn't see.
  • 00:13:43.010 --> 00:13:45.010
  • And the Bible said
  • 00:13:45.010 --> 00:13:45.260
  • the old prophet got mad,
  • 00:13:45.260 --> 00:13:47.070
  • and Balaam took his staff
  • 00:13:47.070 --> 00:13:49.020
  • and started beating
  • 00:13:49.020 --> 00:13:50.010
  • that donkey and hitting it
  • 00:13:50.010 --> 00:13:51.190
  • as hard as he could.
  • 00:13:51.190 --> 00:13:52.290
  • And then finally
  • 00:13:52.290 --> 00:13:55.100
  • he got the donkey
  • 00:13:55.100 --> 00:13:56.100
  • to go on down
  • 00:13:56.100 --> 00:13:57.120
  • the narrow road.
  • 00:13:57.120 --> 00:13:58.080
  • And the Bible said
  • 00:13:58.080 --> 00:13:58.250
  • the further they went,
  • 00:13:58.250 --> 00:14:00.050
  • listen to how --
  • 00:14:00.050 --> 00:14:01.090
  • This is how you know
  • 00:14:01.090 --> 00:14:01.270
  • you're going
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:03.010
  • the wrong direction.
  • 00:14:03.010 --> 00:14:03.240
  • The further they went,
  • 00:14:03.240 --> 00:14:05.050
  • the more narrow the road got.
  • 00:14:05.050 --> 00:14:07.180
  • And there was a wall
  • 00:14:07.180 --> 00:14:08.120
  • on one side
  • 00:14:08.120 --> 00:14:09.170
  • and a wall on the other.
  • 00:14:09.170 --> 00:14:10.190
  • See, when you first start
  • 00:14:10.190 --> 00:14:11.180
  • going in the wrong direction,
  • 00:14:11.180 --> 00:14:12.230
  • God's so good
  • 00:14:12.230 --> 00:14:13.240
  • that He'll give you
  • 00:14:13.240 --> 00:14:14.260
  • an open field
  • 00:14:14.260 --> 00:14:15.210
  • to turn around in and go right.
  • 00:14:15.210 --> 00:14:17.220
  • But the deeper you go into sin,
  • 00:14:17.220 --> 00:14:19.240
  • and the further you try
  • 00:14:19.240 --> 00:14:20.240
  • to make success outta sin --
  • 00:14:20.240 --> 00:14:22.200
  • maybe it's a bad relationship,
  • 00:14:22.200 --> 00:14:24.240
  • and you're going
  • 00:14:24.240 --> 00:14:25.140
  • in the wrong direction
  • 00:14:25.140 --> 00:14:26.190
  • with the wrong person.
  • 00:14:26.190 --> 00:14:27.260
  • It's not God's will.
  • 00:14:27.260 --> 00:14:28.220
  • And you're saying,
  • 00:14:28.220 --> 00:14:29.120
  • why don't God
  • 00:14:29.120 --> 00:14:30.020
  • give me what I want?
  • 00:14:30.020 --> 00:14:31.010
  • 'Cause He's protecting you
  • 00:14:31.030 --> 00:14:34.030
  • from disaster.
  • 00:14:34.030 --> 00:14:35.140
  • There was an angel
  • 00:14:35.140 --> 00:14:36.130
  • with a drawn sword,
  • 00:14:36.130 --> 00:14:37.290
  • saying I'm gonna kill anybody
  • 00:14:37.290 --> 00:14:39.060
  • that keeps coming
  • 00:14:39.060 --> 00:14:40.080
  • down this road.
  • 00:14:40.080 --> 00:14:41.170
  • And the donkey
  • 00:14:41.170 --> 00:14:42.010
  • got so desperate
  • 00:14:42.010 --> 00:14:43.040
  • that he shifted and crushed
  • 00:14:43.040 --> 00:14:45.030
  • the prophet's foot.
  • 00:14:45.030 --> 00:14:46.080
  • And if you think
  • 00:14:46.080 --> 00:14:47.010
  • he was mad before in the field,
  • 00:14:47.010 --> 00:14:49.000
  • now he's really mad.
  • 00:14:49.000 --> 00:14:50.100
  • And he gets off of that donkey,
  • 00:14:50.100 --> 00:14:52.010
  • and he beats
  • 00:14:52.010 --> 00:14:52.220
  • the living daylights
  • 00:14:52.220 --> 00:14:53.230
  • outta that donkey
  • 00:14:53.230 --> 00:14:54.190
  • with his staff.
  • 00:14:54.190 --> 00:14:57.120
  • And God opened the mouth
  • 00:14:57.190 --> 00:15:00.210
  • of the donkey,
  • 00:15:01.030 --> 00:15:04.030
  • and the donkey started
  • 00:15:04.030 --> 00:15:04.230
  • talking to the preacher.
  • 00:15:04.230 --> 00:15:07.060
  • And the donkey said,
  • 00:15:07.060 --> 00:15:08.060
  • "Why are you beating me?
  • 00:15:08.060 --> 00:15:10.110
  • Have I not always
  • 00:15:10.110 --> 00:15:11.090
  • been obedient to you?
  • 00:15:11.090 --> 00:15:13.010
  • Have I not always done
  • 00:15:13.010 --> 00:15:14.190
  • what you told me to do?
  • 00:15:14.190 --> 00:15:16.050
  • Have I not always
  • 00:15:16.050 --> 00:15:17.090
  • gone in the direction
  • 00:15:17.090 --> 00:15:18.100
  • that you wanted me
  • 00:15:18.100 --> 00:15:19.050
  • to take you in?
  • 00:15:19.050 --> 00:15:20.060
  • There must be a reason
  • 00:15:20.060 --> 00:15:21.190
  • why I'm trying to turn around.
  • 00:15:21.190 --> 00:15:23.120
  • Can you not see the angel?"
  • 00:15:23.120 --> 00:15:25.220
  • And the crazy thing
  • 00:15:25.220 --> 00:15:26.230
  • is when the donkey
  • 00:15:26.230 --> 00:15:27.220
  • talked to him,
  • 00:15:27.220 --> 00:15:29.030
  • he starts talking back
  • 00:15:29.030 --> 00:15:31.080
  • to the donkey.
  • 00:15:31.080 --> 00:15:32.180
  • And he says to the --
  • 00:15:32.180 --> 00:15:34.020
  • Listen to this conversation.
  • 00:15:34.020 --> 00:15:35.010
  • He says, "I'd like
  • 00:15:35.010 --> 00:15:36.150
  • to kill you."
  • 00:15:36.150 --> 00:15:37.130
  • He said, "I'm beating you
  • 00:15:37.130 --> 00:15:39.100
  • with my staff,
  • 00:15:39.100 --> 00:15:40.200
  • but if I had a sword,
  • 00:15:40.200 --> 00:15:41.120
  • I'd kill you.
  • 00:15:41.120 --> 00:15:42.040
  • The only reason
  • 00:15:42.040 --> 00:15:42.240
  • I hadn't killed you
  • 00:15:42.240 --> 00:15:43.170
  • is all I got is a staff.
  • 00:15:43.170 --> 00:15:44.280
  • I don't have a sword."
  • 00:15:44.280 --> 00:15:45.290
  • And he's carrying
  • 00:15:45.290 --> 00:15:46.180
  • on a conversation
  • 00:15:46.180 --> 00:15:48.120
  • with a donkey.
  • 00:15:48.120 --> 00:15:51.050
  • If you understand donkey talk,
  • 00:15:51.090 --> 00:15:54.090
  • Watch this.
  • 00:16:07.150 --> 00:16:09.220
  • And the Bible said,
  • 00:16:09.220 --> 00:16:11.250
  • and the Lord opened the mouth
  • 00:16:12.170 --> 00:16:15.170
  • of the donkey, and he spoke.
  • 00:16:16.150 --> 00:16:19.150
  • And the Lord opened they eyes
  • 00:16:19.150 --> 00:16:22.050
  • of the prophet.
  • 00:16:22.050 --> 00:16:23.260
  • And as he was beating
  • 00:16:23.260 --> 00:16:25.180
  • that donkey,
  • 00:16:25.180 --> 00:16:26.110
  • trying to make it go
  • 00:16:26.110 --> 00:16:27.170
  • on down the road, he saw.
  • 00:16:27.170 --> 00:16:29.170
  • Suddenly he saw
  • 00:16:29.170 --> 00:16:31.060
  • that he was going
  • 00:16:31.060 --> 00:16:32.170
  • in the wrong direction
  • 00:16:32.170 --> 00:16:33.120
  • when he saw that angel
  • 00:16:33.120 --> 00:16:34.210
  • with a drawn sword,
  • 00:16:34.210 --> 00:16:36.010
  • ready to kill him.
  • 00:16:36.010 --> 00:16:38.020
  • God was keeping him
  • 00:16:38.020 --> 00:16:39.250
  • from a death angel.
  • 00:16:39.250 --> 00:16:41.140
  • God opened his eyes.
  • 00:16:41.140 --> 00:16:43.190
  • Hagar had her eyes opened,
  • 00:16:43.190 --> 00:16:46.020
  • and she saw the provision
  • 00:16:46.020 --> 00:16:48.090
  • of a well of water
  • 00:16:48.090 --> 00:16:49.290
  • in the middle of a desert
  • 00:16:49.290 --> 00:16:51.070
  • for her family.
  • 00:16:51.070 --> 00:16:52.110
  • But Balaam had his eyes opened,
  • 00:16:52.110 --> 00:16:54.290
  • and he saw the direction
  • 00:16:54.290 --> 00:16:56.230
  • was wrong that he was going.
  • 00:16:56.230 --> 00:16:59.010
  • And he knew that he was going
  • 00:16:59.010 --> 00:17:00.280
  • in the wrong direction.
  • 00:17:01.080 --> 00:17:04.080
  • And I'm saying to you today
  • 00:17:04.080 --> 00:17:06.020
  • that it's not the devil
  • 00:17:06.020 --> 00:17:07.080
  • who's fighting some of you.
  • 00:17:07.080 --> 00:17:09.200
  • Some of you just insist
  • 00:17:09.200 --> 00:17:10.240
  • on my dream, and my way,
  • 00:17:10.240 --> 00:17:13.030
  • and what I wanna do
  • 00:17:13.030 --> 00:17:14.130
  • with my life,
  • 00:17:14.130 --> 00:17:15.250
  • and you blame the devil
  • 00:17:15.250 --> 00:17:17.050
  • for fighting you.
  • 00:17:17.050 --> 00:17:18.180
  • And really,
  • 00:17:18.180 --> 00:17:19.030
  • it's probably God saying
  • 00:17:19.030 --> 00:17:21.060
  • you need to get
  • 00:17:21.060 --> 00:17:22.140
  • totally surrendered
  • 00:17:22.140 --> 00:17:23.200
  • and get your eyes opened.
  • 00:17:23.200 --> 00:17:25.160
  • That maybe the person
  • 00:17:25.160 --> 00:17:26.250
  • you're with has nothing to do
  • 00:17:26.250 --> 00:17:28.260
  • with the will of God.
  • 00:17:28.260 --> 00:17:29.290
  • Maybe the situation
  • 00:17:29.290 --> 00:17:31.010
  • you're trying to get into --
  • 00:17:31.010 --> 00:17:33.160
  • It's the goodness of the Lord
  • 00:17:33.160 --> 00:17:35.150
  • that has not allowed you
  • 00:17:35.150 --> 00:17:38.010
  • to go further down that road.
  • 00:17:38.290 --> 00:17:41.290
  • The donkey saved his life.
  • 00:17:45.190 --> 00:17:48.190
  • God can open your eyes
  • 00:17:49.090 --> 00:17:52.090
  • when you're trying to do
  • 00:17:52.090 --> 00:17:53.180
  • your own thing
  • 00:17:53.180 --> 00:17:54.190
  • in your own way
  • 00:17:54.190 --> 00:17:57.180
  • and give you
  • 00:17:57.180 --> 00:17:58.040
  • the right direction.
  • 00:17:58.040 --> 00:18:00.190
  • Let me quickly take you
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  • to the third place.
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:03.200
  • It's in 2 Kings 6.
  • 00:18:03.270 --> 00:18:06.270
  • And there is another man
  • 00:18:06.270 --> 00:18:08.000
  • by the name of Elisha.
  • 00:18:08.000 --> 00:18:10.070
  • And one day his servant
  • 00:18:10.070 --> 00:18:12.010
  • walks out on the porch,
  • 00:18:12.010 --> 00:18:13.210
  • and he sees
  • 00:18:13.210 --> 00:18:14.110
  • that the Assyrians
  • 00:18:14.110 --> 00:18:15.190
  • in the night --
  • 00:18:15.190 --> 00:18:16.270
  • in the cover of night
  • 00:18:16.270 --> 00:18:17.280
  • have completely surrounded
  • 00:18:17.280 --> 00:18:19.040
  • the house of the prophet,
  • 00:18:19.040 --> 00:18:20.160
  • and they have come to kill
  • 00:18:20.160 --> 00:18:21.260
  • and assassinate him.
  • 00:18:21.260 --> 00:18:23.230
  • And in panic,
  • 00:18:23.230 --> 00:18:24.210
  • the servant runs
  • 00:18:24.210 --> 00:18:26.020
  • into the house,
  • 00:18:26.020 --> 00:18:27.000
  • and he says "Alas, master.
  • 00:18:27.000 --> 00:18:28.290
  • Alas, what are we going to do?
  • 00:18:28.290 --> 00:18:30.140
  • The Assyrians
  • 00:18:30.140 --> 00:18:32.060
  • have surrounded us."
  • 00:18:32.080 --> 00:18:35.080
  • And the prophet says
  • 00:18:35.080 --> 00:18:36.040
  • something powerful.
  • 00:18:36.040 --> 00:18:37.190
  • He says, "Do not fear."
  • 00:18:40.030 --> 00:18:43.030
  • Listen to this.
  • 00:18:43.030 --> 00:18:44.200
  • "Do not fear,
  • 00:18:44.200 --> 00:18:46.100
  • for those who are with us
  • 00:18:46.170 --> 00:18:49.170
  • are more than those
  • 00:18:49.170 --> 00:18:51.110
  • who are with them."
  • 00:18:51.110 --> 00:18:53.260
  • And the servant is like,
  • 00:18:53.260 --> 00:18:55.030
  • what are you talking about?
  • 00:18:55.030 --> 00:18:57.030
  • We're completely surrounded.
  • 00:18:57.030 --> 00:18:58.250
  • And then he prayed
  • 00:18:58.250 --> 00:18:59.210
  • this prayer,
  • 00:18:59.210 --> 00:19:00.190
  • powerful prayer.
  • 00:19:00.190 --> 00:19:01.270
  • He said Lord,
  • 00:19:01.270 --> 00:19:03.180
  • "Open the eyes of my servant."
  • 00:19:03.230 --> 00:19:06.230
  • And when he opened his eyes
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:08.040
  • that he might see --
  • 00:19:08.040 --> 00:19:09.090
  • The Lord opened the eyes
  • 00:19:09.090 --> 00:19:11.220
  • of the young man,
  • 00:19:11.220 --> 00:19:12.150
  • and he saw horses
  • 00:19:12.150 --> 00:19:15.110
  • and chariots of fire
  • 00:19:15.110 --> 00:19:17.200
  • from the mountain.
  • 00:19:17.200 --> 00:19:18.220
  • Full of horses and chariots
  • 00:19:18.220 --> 00:19:20.250
  • of fire all around Elisha.
  • 00:19:21.120 --> 00:19:24.120
  • What I'm saying to you is,
  • 00:19:24.120 --> 00:19:25.240
  • when God opens your eyes,
  • 00:19:25.240 --> 00:19:27.190
  • you can see provision.
  • 00:19:27.190 --> 00:19:29.090
  • When God opens your eyes,
  • 00:19:29.090 --> 00:19:30.230
  • you can see the right direction.
  • 00:19:30.230 --> 00:19:33.120
  • And when God opens your eyes,
  • 00:19:33.120 --> 00:19:35.140
  • you can see protection
  • 00:19:35.140 --> 00:19:37.050
  • that the unseeing eye
  • 00:19:37.050 --> 00:19:39.200
  • cannot see.
  • 00:19:39.200 --> 00:19:40.260
  • Sometimes God has to open
  • 00:19:40.260 --> 00:19:42.190
  • our eyes to the fact
  • 00:19:42.190 --> 00:19:44.020
  • that we are protected.
  • 00:19:44.020 --> 00:19:46.150
  • He said, "Open his eyes."
  • 00:19:46.150 --> 00:19:48.220
  • If you could see
  • 00:19:48.220 --> 00:19:49.260
  • how many enemy forces
  • 00:19:49.260 --> 00:19:52.150
  • are following you around
  • 00:19:52.150 --> 00:19:54.150
  • to destroy you,
  • 00:19:54.150 --> 00:19:55.280
  • you would be terrified.
  • 00:19:55.280 --> 00:19:57.260
  • I feel like the Lord
  • 00:19:57.260 --> 00:19:58.290
  • spoke to my heart,
  • 00:19:58.290 --> 00:19:59.260
  • and He said,
  • 00:19:59.260 --> 00:20:00.210
  • "If you had any idea
  • 00:20:00.210 --> 00:20:02.190
  • how many demons track you
  • 00:20:02.190 --> 00:20:05.010
  • and follow you..."
  • 00:20:05.010 --> 00:20:06.260
  • And the Bible said
  • 00:20:06.260 --> 00:20:07.210
  • that God said to Cain,
  • 00:20:07.210 --> 00:20:09.140
  • "If you don't wanna do right,
  • 00:20:09.140 --> 00:20:11.030
  • sin lieth at the door."
  • 00:20:11.030 --> 00:20:13.030
  • One translation said
  • 00:20:13.030 --> 00:20:14.110
  • sin is crouched at the door.
  • 00:20:14.110 --> 00:20:16.200
  • Ready to pounce.
  • 00:20:16.200 --> 00:20:18.050
  • Ready to attack.
  • 00:20:18.050 --> 00:20:19.150
  • There are demon forces
  • 00:20:19.150 --> 00:20:21.270
  • that follow us around,
  • 00:20:21.270 --> 00:20:24.020
  • and they are waiting
  • 00:20:24.020 --> 00:20:25.240
  • for the opportunity
  • 00:20:25.240 --> 00:20:27.090
  • to take out the child of God.
  • 00:20:27.090 --> 00:20:29.210
  • If you could see
  • 00:20:29.210 --> 00:20:30.140
  • how many enemy forces --
  • 00:20:30.140 --> 00:20:31.260
  • If somehow God
  • 00:20:31.260 --> 00:20:32.230
  • would open your eyes,
  • 00:20:32.230 --> 00:20:33.220
  • it would terrify you
  • 00:20:33.220 --> 00:20:35.020
  • how many demons
  • 00:20:35.020 --> 00:20:36.080
  • follow your children.
  • 00:20:36.080 --> 00:20:37.160
  • I know people get uncomfortable
  • 00:20:37.160 --> 00:20:38.170
  • with the word demon,
  • 00:20:38.170 --> 00:20:39.170
  • but it's a Bible word.
  • 00:20:39.170 --> 00:20:40.240
  • And Jesus cast 'em out,
  • 00:20:40.240 --> 00:20:41.240
  • and they're still around.
  • 00:20:41.240 --> 00:20:44.200
  • If we could see
  • 00:20:44.200 --> 00:20:45.150
  • the spiritual battle
  • 00:20:45.150 --> 00:20:46.230
  • that is around our souls
  • 00:20:46.230 --> 00:20:48.190
  • and around our families,
  • 00:20:48.190 --> 00:20:49.250
  • it would terrify us.
  • 00:20:50.260 --> 00:20:53.260
  • But I love the fact
  • 00:20:53.260 --> 00:20:55.250
  • that when his eyes got opened,
  • 00:20:55.250 --> 00:20:57.270
  • he saw that they that be with us
  • 00:20:57.270 --> 00:21:00.060
  • are more than they
  • 00:21:00.060 --> 00:21:01.220
  • that be with them.
  • 00:21:01.220 --> 00:21:03.100
  • He saw angels.
  • 00:21:03.100 --> 00:21:05.100
  • He saw horses
  • 00:21:05.100 --> 00:21:06.220
  • and chariots of fire
  • 00:21:06.220 --> 00:21:08.090
  • that were surrounding
  • 00:21:08.090 --> 00:21:09.260
  • the man of God.
  • 00:21:09.260 --> 00:21:11.100
  • And they smote that army,
  • 00:21:11.100 --> 00:21:13.170
  • and they were blind.
  • 00:21:13.170 --> 00:21:14.290
  • And Elisha took the whole army
  • 00:21:14.290 --> 00:21:17.120
  • into his captivity,
  • 00:21:17.120 --> 00:21:19.060
  • and took 'em
  • 00:21:19.060 --> 00:21:19.280
  • to the king of Israel,
  • 00:21:19.280 --> 00:21:21.010
  • and turned them over
  • 00:21:21.010 --> 00:21:22.110
  • because they were blind.
  • 00:21:22.110 --> 00:21:24.040
  • I still believe
  • 00:21:24.040 --> 00:21:25.050
  • in divine protection.
  • 00:21:25.050 --> 00:21:26.290
  • I still believe
  • 00:21:26.290 --> 00:21:28.100
  • that the only reason
  • 00:21:28.100 --> 00:21:29.060
  • that I'm standing up here today
  • 00:21:29.060 --> 00:21:31.040
  • is I know demons are all around,
  • 00:21:31.040 --> 00:21:33.190
  • but the angels
  • 00:21:33.190 --> 00:21:34.200
  • are bigger around.
  • 00:21:34.200 --> 00:21:36.070
  • And the fire
  • 00:21:36.070 --> 00:21:37.010
  • of the wall of God is --
  • 00:21:37.010 --> 00:21:39.010
  • I have a wall
  • 00:21:39.010 --> 00:21:39.250
  • of fire around me.
  • 00:21:41.000 --> 00:21:44.000
  • Hell ain't in charge of my life.
  • 00:21:44.000 --> 00:21:46.090
  • There's nothing more powerful
  • 00:21:46.090 --> 00:21:48.060
  • than the blood of Jesus.
  • 00:21:48.060 --> 00:21:49.290
  • The name of Jesus
  • 00:21:49.290 --> 00:21:51.070
  • and the power of the Holy Spirit
  • 00:21:51.070 --> 00:21:53.000
  • on your life.
  • 00:21:53.000 --> 00:21:54.160
  • Somebody needs to say they
  • 00:21:54.160 --> 00:21:55.260
  • that be with me are more
  • 00:21:56.090 --> 00:21:59.090
  • than they that be with them.
  • 00:21:59.090 --> 00:22:01.060
  • Clap your hands and shout
  • 00:22:01.060 --> 00:22:02.140
  • if you believe it.
  • 00:22:05.030 --> 00:22:08.030
  • Turn to somebody and say,
  • 00:22:08.030 --> 00:22:09.000
  • your family is surrounded
  • 00:22:09.000 --> 00:22:11.070
  • with chariots of fire.
  • 00:22:11.070 --> 00:22:13.000
  • Horses of fire.
  • 00:22:13.000 --> 00:22:14.200
  • If your children
  • 00:22:14.200 --> 00:22:15.130
  • get covered up in dirt,
  • 00:22:15.130 --> 00:22:17.120
  • something in them's
  • 00:22:17.120 --> 00:22:18.180
  • gonna be crying out
  • 00:22:18.180 --> 00:22:20.060
  • while they're doing wrong.
  • 00:22:20.060 --> 00:22:22.160
  • God'll hear 'em.
  • 00:22:23.230 --> 00:22:26.230
  • I know the devil can see me.
  • 00:22:35.130 --> 00:22:38.130
  • Every now and then,
  • 00:22:38.130 --> 00:22:39.070
  • I see one in my bedroom.
  • 00:22:39.110 --> 00:22:42.110
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:22:42.110 --> 00:22:44.140
  • I do.
  • 00:22:44.140 --> 00:22:45.150
  • I'm not being
  • 00:22:45.150 --> 00:22:46.010
  • super-spiritual,
  • 00:22:46.010 --> 00:22:46.190
  • but every now and then,
  • 00:22:46.190 --> 00:22:47.160
  • I'll have a demon visit me.
  • 00:22:47.160 --> 00:22:49.240
  • Y'all are --
  • 00:22:49.240 --> 00:22:50.120
  • "I invited my neighbor,
  • 00:22:50.120 --> 00:22:51.230
  • and they're gonna think
  • 00:22:51.230 --> 00:22:52.110
  • we're nuts."
  • 00:22:52.110 --> 00:22:53.160
  • No.
  • 00:22:53.160 --> 00:22:53.280
  • Welcome to
  • 00:22:53.280 --> 00:22:54.150
  • spiritual warfare.
  • 00:22:54.180 --> 00:22:57.180
  • I know.
  • 00:22:57.180 --> 00:22:58.190
  • I know it's real.
  • 00:22:58.190 --> 00:23:01.070
  • But I've learned
  • 00:23:01.070 --> 00:23:02.080
  • when I do feel that presence,
  • 00:23:02.080 --> 00:23:03.270
  • and wake up in the middle
  • 00:23:03.270 --> 00:23:04.210
  • of the night and feel evil,
  • 00:23:04.210 --> 00:23:06.070
  • and see some figure
  • 00:23:06.070 --> 00:23:08.050
  • at the foot of my bed
  • 00:23:08.050 --> 00:23:10.230
  • to just turn over
  • 00:23:10.230 --> 00:23:12.180
  • and say the name
  • 00:23:12.180 --> 00:23:13.120
  • that is above every name.
  • 00:23:13.120 --> 00:23:15.130
  • In the name of Jesus,
  • 00:23:15.130 --> 00:23:16.210
  • you get out of here.
  • 00:23:16.210 --> 00:23:18.180
  • You are illegal
  • 00:23:18.180 --> 00:23:19.150
  • on this property.
  • 00:23:19.150 --> 00:23:21.140
  • This belongs to Jesus.
  • 00:23:21.140 --> 00:23:23.220
  • And you'll flip back over,
  • 00:23:23.220 --> 00:23:25.140
  • and they'll flee.
  • 00:23:25.140 --> 00:23:27.200
  • They'll flee
  • 00:23:27.200 --> 00:23:28.250
  • Shout my family
  • 00:23:35.190 --> 00:23:36.210
  • is surrounded.
  • 00:23:36.210 --> 00:23:37.240
  • - CONGREGATION: My family
  • 00:23:37.240 --> 00:23:38.170
  • - In our closing moments
  • 00:23:47.120 --> 00:23:48.140
  • of this program,
  • 00:23:48.140 --> 00:23:49.200
  • I wanna share with you
  • 00:23:49.200 --> 00:23:50.240
  • a humbling opportunity
  • 00:23:50.240 --> 00:23:53.070
  • that we have to bless
  • 00:23:53.070 --> 00:23:54.250
  • God's chosen people,
  • 00:23:54.250 --> 00:23:56.130
  • and God's chosen land;
  • 00:23:56.130 --> 00:23:58.040
  • the Nation of Israel.
  • 00:23:58.040 --> 00:24:00.170
  • Recently, I travelled there
  • 00:24:00.170 --> 00:24:02.070
  • and visited a community
  • 00:24:02.070 --> 00:24:03.250
  • about 20 minutes
  • 00:24:03.250 --> 00:24:05.090
  • outside of Jerusalem,
  • 00:24:05.090 --> 00:24:07.060
  • that had been completely
  • 00:24:07.060 --> 00:24:08.180
  • destroyed by terrorists.
  • 00:24:08.180 --> 00:24:10.090
  • Hundreds of families
  • 00:24:10.090 --> 00:24:11.180
  • were devastated
  • 00:24:11.180 --> 00:24:13.070
  • as their lives were
  • 00:24:13.070 --> 00:24:14.090
  • burned to the ground.
  • 00:24:14.090 --> 00:24:15.220
  • Thankfully, miraculously,
  • 00:24:15.220 --> 00:24:17.230
  • not one person lost their life,
  • 00:24:17.230 --> 00:24:20.080
  • but I believe that we are
  • 00:24:20.080 --> 00:24:21.080
  • living in prophetic times.
  • 00:24:21.080 --> 00:24:23.290
  • We can be a part of
  • 00:24:23.290 --> 00:24:25.210
  • fulfilling Biblical prophecy,
  • 00:24:25.210 --> 00:24:28.120
  • found in Isaiah 61;
  • 00:24:28.120 --> 00:24:30.230
  • God promised that,
  • 00:24:30.230 --> 00:24:32.070
  • for their ashes,
  • 00:24:32.070 --> 00:24:34.010
  • He would give them beauty.
  • 00:24:34.090 --> 00:24:37.090
  • He's going to use
  • 00:24:37.090 --> 00:24:38.180
  • you and I to do it.
  • 00:24:38.180 --> 00:24:40.090
  • Together, we're gonna provide
  • 00:24:40.090 --> 00:24:42.020
  • the resources -- I love this.
  • 00:24:42.020 --> 00:24:44.080
  • Listen to this:
  • 00:24:44.080 --> 00:24:45.100
  • to plant trees of victory.
  • 00:24:45.100 --> 00:24:47.180
  • You know that
  • 00:24:47.180 --> 00:24:48.020
  • it actually said that?
  • 00:24:48.020 --> 00:24:49.040
  • It said, in Isaiah 61,
  • 00:24:49.040 --> 00:24:51.060
  • "There would be trees of victory
  • 00:24:51.060 --> 00:24:53.250
  • to rebuild the ruined cities,
  • 00:24:53.250 --> 00:24:56.190
  • to declare that no one
  • 00:24:56.190 --> 00:24:58.220
  • will ever be able
  • 00:24:58.220 --> 00:25:00.240
  • to take the land of Israel away
  • 00:25:00.240 --> 00:25:03.000
  • from the Jewish people again."
  • 00:25:03.000 --> 00:25:05.150
  • Will you help me replant
  • 00:25:05.150 --> 00:25:07.090
  • the trees of victory?
  • 00:25:07.090 --> 00:25:09.010
  • Sometimes, God does require
  • 00:25:09.010 --> 00:25:10.280
  • of us to go extra,
  • 00:25:10.280 --> 00:25:13.090
  • to do something
  • 00:25:13.090 --> 00:25:14.050
  • we've never done,
  • 00:25:14.050 --> 00:25:15.150
  • if you wanna get a harvest
  • 00:25:15.150 --> 00:25:17.070
  • you've never had.
  • 00:25:17.070 --> 00:25:18.190
  • Whatever you can do,
  • 00:25:18.190 --> 00:25:20.010
  • do the very best
  • 00:25:20.010 --> 00:25:21.060
  • that you can do.
  • 00:25:21.060 --> 00:25:22.150
  • And, today, what you make happen
  • 00:25:22.150 --> 00:25:24.180
  • for Israel in fulfilling
  • 00:25:24.180 --> 00:25:25.290
  • Isaiah 61 --
  • 00:25:25.290 --> 00:25:27.140
  • Think of it:
  • 00:25:27.140 --> 00:25:28.080
  • we're rebuilding, replanting,
  • 00:25:28.140 --> 00:25:31.140
  • and restoring
  • 00:25:31.140 --> 00:25:33.020
  • a whole community in Israel;
  • 00:25:33.060 --> 00:25:36.060
  • you and I, together.
  • 00:25:36.060 --> 00:25:38.000
  • Will you join me?
  • 00:25:38.000 --> 00:25:38.290
  • Don't delay.
  • 00:25:38.290 --> 00:25:39.270
  • Here's my announcer to share
  • 00:25:39.270 --> 00:25:41.090
  • how you can be a part
  • 00:25:41.090 --> 00:25:43.000
  • of this incredible
  • 00:25:43.000 --> 00:25:44.020
  • miracle and opportunity
  • 00:25:44.020 --> 00:25:45.250
  • to bless the nation
  • 00:25:45.250 --> 00:25:47.080
  • - ANNOUNCER: Terrorism
  • 00:25:50.080 --> 00:25:50.240
  • in Israel is not just a threat;
  • 00:25:50.240 --> 00:25:52.240
  • it's a reality.
  • 00:25:52.240 --> 00:25:54.030
  • Today, hundreds of thousands
  • 00:25:54.030 --> 00:25:55.110
  • of Jewish families and children
  • 00:25:55.110 --> 00:25:56.280
  • We can help fulfill
  • 00:26:01.170 --> 00:26:02.160
  • Biblical prophecy
  • 00:26:02.160 --> 00:26:03.220
  • and see God's favor
  • 00:26:03.220 --> 00:26:04.250
  • released in our lives,
  • 00:26:04.250 --> 00:26:06.090
  • when we honor His command to,
  • 00:26:06.090 --> 00:26:07.140
  • "Comfort My people".
  • 00:26:07.140 --> 00:26:09.010
  • Isaiah 61:3 declares that
  • 00:26:09.010 --> 00:26:10.190
  • God will give beauty for ashes
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  • in cities that've been
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