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September 25, 2019
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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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  • - Open your Bibles
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  • with me to Daniel 6.
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  • "It pleased Darius to set over
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  • the kingdom 120 satraps,
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  • to be over the whole kingdom;
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  • and over these three governors
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  • of whom Daniel was one,
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  • that the satraps might give
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  • account to them so that
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  • the king would suffer no loss."
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  • Notice that, "so the king would
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  • suffer no loss.
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  • Then this Daniel distinguished
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  • himself above the governors
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  • and the satraps
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  • because an excellent spirit
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  • was in him.
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  • And the king gave thought
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  • to setting him over
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  • the whole realm.
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  • So the governors and the satraps
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  • sought to find some charge",
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  • they got jealous because
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  • he was promoted over
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  • all of them.
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  • "And the governors
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  • and the satraps sought to find
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  • some charge against Daniel
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  • concerning the kingdom,
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  • but they could find no charge
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  • or fault because
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  • he was faithful.
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  • Nor was there any error
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  • of fault found in him.
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  • Then these men said
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  • 'We shall not find any charge
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  • against this Daniel unless
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  • we find it against him
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  • concerning the law of his God.'"
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  • I want to talk to you
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  • particularly from verse 3.
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  • "This Daniel distinguished
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  • himself above the others because
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  • an excellent spirit was in him."
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  • I preached many times
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  • through the years,
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  • there's certain themes that
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  • I guess every ministry feels
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  • an affinity with,
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  • and when I first came
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  • to Free Chapel,
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  • I guess it's been 26 years now.
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  • I came and this particular
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  • chapter and this particular
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  • verse, to be specific,
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  • in the first year
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  • of my pastoring this great
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  • church, the Holy Spirit
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  • lit it up in my soul.
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  • Lit it up in my spirit.
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  • I don't know why it stood out
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  • so strong to me,
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  • and God gave me this desire
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  • to research and search,
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  • and look into that.
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  • What does it mean?
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  • Daniel distinguished himself
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  • among his brothers because
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  • he had an excellent spirit.
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  • And I began to preach
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  • and teach a lot on this subject
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  • in the beginning years
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  • of this church,
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  • because I believe that we need
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  • an excellent spirit.
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  • In our Christian character,
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  • we need to ask God
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  • for an excellent spirit.
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  • An excellent spirit literally
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  • means an excellent attitude.
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  • It exemplifies Christ.
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  • When we have an excellent
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  • spirit we exemplify
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • Daniel, the Bible said,
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  • was flawless in his character.
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  • He was impeccable
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  • in his willingness to be great
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  • for God.
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  • He existed in a terrible
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  • setting, he had been taken
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  • captive into a secular idol
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  • worshiping Babylon culture.
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  • The Bible said to build his
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  • kingdom that Nebuchadnezzar
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  • used the smartest,
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  • the most gifted, he gave them
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  • and made them learn a new
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  • language, the Chaldean language.
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  • No longer were they allowed
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  • to speak Hebrew.
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  • He changed their names
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  • from Hebrew names
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  • to Babylonian names.
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  • He even changed their diet,
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  • and all of those things were
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  • fine, but then he recognized,
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  • Nebuchadnezzar,
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  • I'll never really change
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  • these people until I change
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  • their worship.
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  • As long as they're worshiping
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  • in my culture,
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  • their God, their worship
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  • that connects them to their God
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  • is more powerful
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  • than my culture.
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  • And so, I didn't have time
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  • to read it, he built an idol,
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  • a statue and he made a command
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  • that when the music plays,
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  • it's what it said,
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  • when the music starts playing,
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  • when you start hearing
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  • the music play,
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  • everybody in Babylon is to bow
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  • down and worship the statue.
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  • I couldn't help but think,
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  • you know, if we're not careful,
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  • we just like that generation,
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  • the Bible said that everybody
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  • bowed down but Daniel.
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  • He would not bow down when
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  • he heard the sound
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  • of the music.
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  • If we're not careful,
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  • music can have a powerful
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  • influence on our lives
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  • for the negative.
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  • If you're listening to music
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  • that disconnects you from God,
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  • if you're -- notice that when
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  • the music played,
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  • then you had to bow down.
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  • And Daniel said, I'm not going
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  • to let the music of this culture
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  • cause me to disconnect
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  • from my worship to God
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  • and start worshipping idols.
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  • I can't help but believe
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  • that some of the most filthy
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  • music that's being put out
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  • with profanity,
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  • with pornography,
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  • it's musical pornography.
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  • I don't understand how
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  • Christians, particularly
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  • young people, think that
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  • they can listen to that,
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  • pour that into their spirit
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  • hour after hour,
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  • day after day, week after week.
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  • Pouring profanity,
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  • pouring musical pornography
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  • and filth into your spirit
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  • and not think that it won't
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  • disconnect you from God.
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  • Something as seemingly innocent
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  • as rhythm and raps and songs
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  • and lyrics can absolutely
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  • cause you to bow down
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  • to idols and disconnect
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  • from God.
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  • It matters what we listen to,
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  • what we listen to matters.
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  • The enemy is thrilled when
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  • he can manipulate your thinking.
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  • When he can cause you to break
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  • your relationship with God,
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  • and just as Daniel had to make
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  • a decision in a secular culture,
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  • he was away from his mother,
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  • away from his father,
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  • away from his pastor,
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  • away from everybody,
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  • and he had to make a decision.
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  • I know everybody here listens
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  • to it, I know everybody
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  • responds to this music,
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  • but I have a higher call.
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  • I must stay committed
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  • and connected to my God
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  • no matter where I am.
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  • I don't just praise Him in
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  • youth group, I don't just
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  • praise Him when I go to church
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  • around church folks.
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  • I am who I am
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  • in the college dorm.
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  • I am who I am wherever I go,
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  • and nothing is going to be more
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  • powerful in my life
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  • than Jesus Christ.
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  • I worship Him, I don't worship
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  • the idols of this world,
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  • especially the music.
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  • Come on and clap your hands,
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  • I'm preaching the truth.
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  • I'm preaching the truth.
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  • Daniel was a spiritual
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  • young man.
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  • He had the ability
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  • to interpret dreams.
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  • He had the ability to have
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  • visions and operated
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  • in the gifts of interpretation
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  • of dreams, but the thing that
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  • impressed people more than
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  • anything else was the way
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  • that he carried himself.
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  • He caught, listen carefully,
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  • he caught the eye of leadership
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  • because he distinguished
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  • himself with
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  • an excellent spirit.
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  • There was something
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  • about the way
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  • that he conducted himself.
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  • There was something about
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  • the way that he did what he
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  • did that distinguished him
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  • from everybody else.
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  • Your Bible said that there
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  • were 120, we would call them
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  • governors, over 120 provinces,
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  • and then out of those
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  • were three presidents,
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  • and then on top of the triangle
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  • was the king.
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  • So you had 120 powerful
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  • politicians, then you had
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  • three presidents,
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  • Daniel was one of the three,
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  • and then the Bible said
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  • that the king watched those
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  • three and decided to put Daniel
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  • over all of them, including
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  • the other two that were supposed
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  • to be his equal.
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  • What was Daniel like?
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  • I believe that if you gave
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  • Daniel a vacuum cleaner,
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  • he wouldn't just vacuum clean,
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  • he would take the dust buster
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  • and go in between the cracks
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  • of the seat and make sure
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  • that everything looked right.
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  • He didn't just do a get by,
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  • get over job.
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  • He had an excellent spirit.
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  • The church today needs
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  • an excellent spirit.
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  • When an excellent spirit
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  • comes on you, you become
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  • excellent in what you do.
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  • You do it with diligence,
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  • you do it with professionalism.
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  • People look at the way you
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  • work, people look at the way
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  • you succeed, and they say,
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  • you've got it together.
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  • That brings glory to the God
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  • that we serve, that causes
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  • His Kingdom to suffer no damage
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  • when we live excellent lives.
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  • We have excellent marriages,
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  • we have excellent lives
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  • and lifestyles because we want
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  • to bring glory and honor
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  • to Jesus Christ.
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  • I'm tired of the innuendos
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  • about Christians.
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  • Some people make fun
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  • of Christians and say,
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  • they're only just a bunch
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  • of emotional people who go
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  • to church and cry and shout,
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  • and they're mental pygmies.
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  • All we can do is dance and cry
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  • and praise God a little bit,
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  • and play some music,
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  • but we can't work.
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  • We can't start businesses.
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  • We can't have success in life.
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  • I hate to tell you this,
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  • but you're
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  • a old school somebody.
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  • The new Christian doesn't
  • 00:10:44.000 --> 00:10:45.050
  • look like that anymore.
  • 00:10:45.050 --> 00:10:47.020
  • We've come to a place where
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  • we understand we're the head
  • 00:10:48.120 --> 00:10:49.240
  • and not the tail.
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  • We're above only
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  • and not beneath.
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  • We belong in politics,
  • 00:10:53.100 --> 00:10:55.060
  • we belong in every aspect
  • 00:10:55.060 --> 00:10:57.230
  • of our society.
  • 00:10:57.230 --> 00:10:59.040
  • We belong in government,
  • 00:10:59.040 --> 00:11:00.230
  • we belong in entertainment,
  • 00:11:00.230 --> 00:11:02.110
  • we belong in medicine,
  • 00:11:02.110 --> 00:11:03.280
  • we belong in law,
  • 00:11:03.280 --> 00:11:05.120
  • we belong in Hollywood.
  • 00:11:05.120 --> 00:11:07.080
  • We belong wherever we go.
  • 00:11:07.080 --> 00:11:09.180
  • We don't bow down,
  • 00:11:09.180 --> 00:11:11.050
  • we influence the culture
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  • for the glory of Jesus Christ,
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  • and we'll do it with excellence.
  • 00:11:17.020 --> 00:11:20.020
  • Excellence affects every aspect
  • 00:11:20.120 --> 00:11:23.120
  • of our life,
  • 00:11:23.120 --> 00:11:24.280
  • every part of our life ought
  • 00:11:24.280 --> 00:11:26.090
  • to be excellent.
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  • If an excellent spirit
  • 00:11:27.200 --> 00:11:28.260
  • is on you,
  • 00:11:28.260 --> 00:11:30.200
  • we should be excellent
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  • in our hygiene.
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  • Whew.
  • 00:11:39.060 --> 00:11:42.050
  • You know, it don't take a lot
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  • of money to be clean.
  • 00:11:44.060 --> 00:11:47.060
  • It don't take a lot of money
  • 00:11:47.060 --> 00:11:48.170
  • to make yourself look
  • 00:11:48.170 --> 00:11:49.280
  • presentable and nice.
  • 00:11:49.280 --> 00:11:52.150
  • You're never gonna get out
  • 00:11:52.150 --> 00:11:53.160
  • of poverty until you get
  • 00:11:53.240 --> 00:11:56.240
  • a job opportunity and you show
  • 00:11:56.240 --> 00:11:59.030
  • up looking like a winner.
  • 00:11:59.050 --> 00:12:02.070
  • It don't take a lot of money
  • 00:12:02.070 --> 00:12:03.140
  • to press your pants.
  • 00:12:03.140 --> 00:12:04.280
  • It don't take a lot of money
  • 00:12:04.280 --> 00:12:06.060
  • to comb your hair.
  • 00:12:06.060 --> 00:12:07.120
  • It don't take a lot of money,
  • 00:12:07.120 --> 00:12:08.240
  • be excellent,
  • 00:12:08.240 --> 00:12:09.220
  • and brush your teeth.
  • 00:12:09.220 --> 00:12:10.280
  • It doesn't take --
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  • I'm gonna preach like I feel
  • 00:12:12.040 --> 00:12:13.090
  • like, because this is what built
  • 00:12:13.090 --> 00:12:14.220
  • a great church.
  • 00:12:14.220 --> 00:12:16.010
  • I just started getting up
  • 00:12:16.010 --> 00:12:17.030
  • and preaching just like it is.
  • 00:12:17.030 --> 00:12:18.220
  • You know, tell your neighbor,
  • 00:12:18.220 --> 00:12:20.040
  • if you're excellent,
  • 00:12:20.040 --> 00:12:21.090
  • come on tell 'em.
  • 00:12:21.090 --> 00:12:22.020
  • Say, if you're excellent
  • 00:12:22.020 --> 00:12:23.040
  • it'll show up in your armpits,
  • 00:12:23.040 --> 00:12:25.050
  • you'll put some deodorant on.
  • 00:12:25.050 --> 00:12:27.230
  • It'll show up in your breath,
  • 00:12:27.230 --> 00:12:29.080
  • you'll get a breath mint.
  • 00:12:30.210 --> 00:12:33.210
  • It's the truth.
  • 00:12:33.210 --> 00:12:36.070
  • We need a excellent spirit.
  • 00:12:36.070 --> 00:12:38.160
  • When you're excellent you
  • 00:12:38.160 --> 00:12:40.000
  • won't be slack on your job.
  • 00:12:41.020 --> 00:12:44.020
  • Just throw it together
  • 00:12:44.020 --> 00:12:45.180
  • on the spur of the moment.
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  • That's what we do.
  • 00:12:49.100 --> 00:12:51.250
  • You know, when I came up
  • 00:12:51.250 --> 00:12:52.290
  • in church I guess they did
  • 00:12:52.290 --> 00:12:54.120
  • the best they could,
  • 00:12:54.120 --> 00:12:55.130
  • but they'd get up and the guy,
  • 00:12:55.200 --> 00:12:58.200
  • old brother Joe, or whatever his
  • 00:12:58.200 --> 00:12:59.270
  • name was would bring his guitar.
  • 00:12:59.270 --> 00:13:02.080
  • He didn't come to practice,
  • 00:13:02.080 --> 00:13:04.000
  • he didn't believe in practice.
  • 00:13:04.000 --> 00:13:05.050
  • He believed that he just relied
  • 00:13:05.050 --> 00:13:06.250
  • on the anointing.
  • 00:13:06.280 --> 00:13:09.280
  • He'd come in and hook his guitar
  • 00:13:09.280 --> 00:13:11.040
  • up and you'd hear him just
  • 00:13:11.040 --> 00:13:14.040
  • as dad would be getting up
  • 00:13:14.040 --> 00:13:15.090
  • to open, and back then
  • 00:13:15.090 --> 00:13:16.220
  • they used to read a scripture
  • 00:13:16.220 --> 00:13:17.260
  • or something to open.
  • 00:13:17.260 --> 00:13:19.000
  • And dad would be reading,
  • 00:13:19.000 --> 00:13:19.250
  • he'd be over there
  • 00:13:19.250 --> 00:13:20.160
  • [Imitating guitar]
  • 00:13:20.160 --> 00:13:22.240
  • tuning his guitar.
  • 00:13:22.240 --> 00:13:23.250
  • [Imitating guitar]
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  • Somebody else would come in late
  • 00:13:27.200 --> 00:13:29.120
  • and sit on the drums and start
  • 00:13:29.120 --> 00:13:30.180
  • hitting the cymbals,
  • 00:13:30.180 --> 00:13:31.190
  • and just -- you know,
  • 00:13:31.190 --> 00:13:33.180
  • PA sets blurring out.
  • 00:13:33.240 --> 00:13:36.240
  • Didn't get there early
  • 00:13:36.240 --> 00:13:38.030
  • to make sure everything's good.
  • 00:13:38.030 --> 00:13:40.060
  • That stuff drives me crazy.
  • 00:13:41.090 --> 00:13:44.090
  • We ain't gonna have it
  • 00:13:44.090 --> 00:13:45.040
  • around here.
  • 00:13:45.040 --> 00:13:46.180
  • God deserves the best.
  • 00:13:46.180 --> 00:13:49.150
  • Oh we're just Christians.
  • 00:13:49.150 --> 00:13:50.240
  • No, we are just Christians,
  • 00:13:50.240 --> 00:13:52.260
  • therefore we don't go by,
  • 00:13:52.260 --> 00:13:54.130
  • get by, slack by.
  • 00:13:54.130 --> 00:13:56.020
  • I don't believe in just
  • 00:13:56.020 --> 00:13:56.290
  • showing up and you know,
  • 00:13:56.290 --> 00:13:59.010
  • people gonna come in here,
  • 00:13:59.010 --> 00:14:00.150
  • it ought to be this good all
  • 00:14:00.150 --> 00:14:02.050
  • the time.
  • 00:14:02.050 --> 00:14:02.290
  • We don't just do this --
  • 00:14:02.290 --> 00:14:03.260
  • we didn't just know you were
  • 00:14:03.260 --> 00:14:05.090
  • coming today and made this
  • 00:14:05.090 --> 00:14:06.160
  • look like this, this is what
  • 00:14:06.160 --> 00:14:08.130
  • we do, this is who we are.
  • 00:14:11.040 --> 00:14:14.040
  • We don't have to do a lot
  • 00:14:14.040 --> 00:14:15.030
  • of stuff when somebody real
  • 00:14:15.030 --> 00:14:16.130
  • special, some big shot governor,
  • 00:14:16.130 --> 00:14:19.000
  • or if the President
  • 00:14:19.000 --> 00:14:20.150
  • were coming in here today we
  • 00:14:20.150 --> 00:14:21.260
  • wouldn't do anything different,
  • 00:14:21.260 --> 00:14:23.100
  • this is what we do,
  • 00:14:23.130 --> 00:14:26.130
  • because He deserves the best.
  • 00:14:26.130 --> 00:14:29.000
  • Jesus Christ,
  • 00:14:29.000 --> 00:14:30.070
  • the one that we represent.
  • 00:14:33.270 --> 00:14:36.270
  • All of you listening to me
  • 00:14:36.270 --> 00:14:38.010
  • right now, you ought to have
  • 00:14:38.010 --> 00:14:39.190
  • an excellent spirit
  • 00:14:39.190 --> 00:14:41.220
  • on the jobsite,
  • 00:14:42.010 --> 00:14:45.010
  • clean up after
  • 00:14:45.010 --> 00:14:45.290
  • you did your work.
  • 00:14:45.290 --> 00:14:47.290
  • Fix things up, do excellent,
  • 00:14:47.290 --> 00:14:49.280
  • do excellent.
  • 00:14:49.280 --> 00:14:50.220
  • Don't just get by
  • 00:14:50.220 --> 00:14:51.250
  • and leave stuff.
  • 00:14:51.250 --> 00:14:52.210
  • I can't stand for somebody
  • 00:14:52.210 --> 00:14:53.260
  • to come into my house
  • 00:14:53.260 --> 00:14:55.110
  • or whatever and do something,
  • 00:14:55.110 --> 00:14:57.050
  • and I'm paying them to do it,
  • 00:14:57.050 --> 00:14:58.260
  • and then they leave the mess
  • 00:14:58.260 --> 00:15:00.030
  • for me to clean up.
  • 00:15:00.200 --> 00:15:03.200
  • We need an excellent spirit,
  • 00:15:03.200 --> 00:15:06.050
  • because, notice that the king
  • 00:15:06.050 --> 00:15:08.200
  • was watching 123 leaders,
  • 00:15:10.050 --> 00:15:13.050
  • and out of the 123,
  • 00:15:13.050 --> 00:15:15.130
  • out of the 120 there was
  • 00:15:15.130 --> 00:15:16.260
  • three on the top, and the king
  • 00:15:16.260 --> 00:15:19.140
  • noticed how Daniel
  • 00:15:19.140 --> 00:15:22.090
  • distinguished himself,
  • 00:15:22.280 --> 00:15:25.280
  • because he had
  • 00:15:25.280 --> 00:15:27.010
  • an excellent spirit.
  • 00:15:27.010 --> 00:15:29.120
  • Get an excellent spirit,
  • 00:15:29.120 --> 00:15:30.170
  • because your competitor has one.
  • 00:15:31.130 --> 00:15:34.130
  • Go clean up your closet.
  • 00:15:35.250 --> 00:15:38.250
  • Go wash your car.
  • 00:15:38.250 --> 00:15:41.230
  • Go clean out the trash
  • 00:15:41.230 --> 00:15:44.110
  • from your car.
  • 00:15:44.160 --> 00:15:47.160
  • I'm bad, I eat in the car.
  • 00:15:47.160 --> 00:15:49.260
  • I'm bad about living basically
  • 00:15:49.260 --> 00:15:51.140
  • out of the car,
  • 00:15:51.140 --> 00:15:52.100
  • but at some point,
  • 00:15:52.100 --> 00:15:53.180
  • I really believe what
  • 00:15:53.180 --> 00:15:54.200
  • I'm telling you,
  • 00:15:54.200 --> 00:15:55.170
  • at some point the Holy Spirit
  • 00:15:55.170 --> 00:15:57.230
  • will convict you and say,
  • 00:15:57.230 --> 00:15:59.070
  • your car is nasty,
  • 00:15:59.070 --> 00:16:00.250
  • clean the car up.
  • 00:16:01.260 --> 00:16:04.260
  • Come on.
  • 00:16:04.260 --> 00:16:06.110
  • Is this too strong?
  • 00:16:06.110 --> 00:16:07.220
  • You okay?
  • 00:16:10.130 --> 00:16:13.130
  • Be excellent on your jobsite.
  • 00:16:14.150 --> 00:16:17.150
  • Clean your truck up, wash it.
  • 00:16:19.050 --> 00:16:22.050
  • You got bumper stickers all
  • 00:16:22.050 --> 00:16:23.070
  • about Jesus, and the thing
  • 00:16:25.070 --> 00:16:28.070
  • hasn't been washed
  • 00:16:28.070 --> 00:16:29.050
  • in four months.
  • 00:16:29.050 --> 00:16:31.270
  • At least -- I'm not saying --
  • 00:16:31.270 --> 00:16:32.280
  • it don't matter what kind
  • 00:16:32.280 --> 00:16:33.240
  • of car or how old, just make
  • 00:16:33.240 --> 00:16:35.030
  • sure what you got is clean.
  • 00:16:35.030 --> 00:16:37.040
  • If you've got one pair of jeans
  • 00:16:37.040 --> 00:16:38.140
  • and two shirts, make sure
  • 00:16:38.140 --> 00:16:39.270
  • they're clean, and kept,
  • 00:16:39.270 --> 00:16:41.200
  • and go -- you go like --
  • 00:16:41.200 --> 00:16:44.070
  • whatever God's given you,
  • 00:16:44.070 --> 00:16:45.250
  • do it with excellence.
  • 00:16:45.250 --> 00:16:48.170
  • And if it's got a hole in it,
  • 00:16:48.170 --> 00:16:49.230
  • wear it with --
  • 00:16:49.230 --> 00:16:50.240
  • wear that hole with excellence.
  • 00:16:50.240 --> 00:16:52.220
  • Rip it a little more
  • 00:16:52.220 --> 00:16:53.170
  • and it'll be better in style.
  • 00:16:57.240 --> 00:17:00.260
  • I love it because he didn't
  • 00:17:01.050 --> 00:17:04.050
  • have a just get over attitude.
  • 00:17:04.050 --> 00:17:07.030
  • Do enough to look
  • 00:17:07.030 --> 00:17:08.160
  • like I'm doing it.
  • 00:17:08.160 --> 00:17:11.090
  • Oh, are you one
  • 00:17:11.090 --> 00:17:12.250
  • of those employees?
  • 00:17:12.250 --> 00:17:14.210
  • That you do enough to look
  • 00:17:14.210 --> 00:17:15.200
  • like you're doing it?
  • 00:17:16.160 --> 00:17:19.160
  • Find something on him,
  • 00:17:19.190 --> 00:17:22.190
  • his colleagues said.
  • 00:17:22.190 --> 00:17:24.060
  • We've gotta find something
  • 00:17:24.060 --> 00:17:25.130
  • on him and sabotage his success.
  • 00:17:26.020 --> 00:17:29.020
  • And I love this,
  • 00:17:29.020 --> 00:17:29.250
  • this is my last point.
  • 00:17:29.250 --> 00:17:31.050
  • They started checking
  • 00:17:31.050 --> 00:17:32.090
  • his record, they started
  • 00:17:32.090 --> 00:17:33.180
  • checking his work,
  • 00:17:33.180 --> 00:17:34.270
  • they started checking
  • 00:17:34.270 --> 00:17:36.060
  • his integrity,
  • 00:17:36.060 --> 00:17:37.100
  • they started looking, you know,
  • 00:17:37.100 --> 00:17:39.200
  • let's find him in a lie.
  • 00:17:39.200 --> 00:17:41.060
  • Let's find him
  • 00:17:41.060 --> 00:17:42.040
  • stealing something.
  • 00:17:42.040 --> 00:17:43.040
  • Let's find him cheating.
  • 00:17:43.040 --> 00:17:44.130
  • Let's find him having an affair.
  • 00:17:44.130 --> 00:17:46.210
  • Let's find him sleeping
  • 00:17:46.210 --> 00:17:48.020
  • with somebody, and let's leak it
  • 00:17:48.020 --> 00:17:50.210
  • to the king and then he'll lose
  • 00:17:50.210 --> 00:17:52.100
  • his power because he ain't
  • 00:17:52.100 --> 00:17:54.140
  • all that, he doesn't really
  • 00:17:54.140 --> 00:17:55.220
  • have that kind of excellence
  • 00:17:55.220 --> 00:17:57.090
  • in every aspect of his life.
  • 00:17:57.220 --> 00:18:00.240
  • But when you have an excellent
  • 00:18:00.240 --> 00:18:01.240
  • spirit it also hits
  • 00:18:01.240 --> 00:18:03.230
  • your character.
  • 00:18:03.230 --> 00:18:05.170
  • It hits your integrity.
  • 00:18:05.170 --> 00:18:07.190
  • You carry yourself in a way
  • 00:18:07.190 --> 00:18:10.090
  • that you understand,
  • 00:18:10.090 --> 00:18:11.190
  • I am to be who God has called me
  • 00:18:11.190 --> 00:18:13.160
  • to be no matter where I am.
  • 00:18:13.160 --> 00:18:15.170
  • No matter what setting I'm in,
  • 00:18:15.170 --> 00:18:17.220
  • and I don't have secrets.
  • 00:18:17.290 --> 00:18:20.290
  • And they tried to find a lie,
  • 00:18:20.290 --> 00:18:22.260
  • they tried to find a theft,
  • 00:18:22.260 --> 00:18:24.180
  • they tried to find him cheating,
  • 00:18:24.180 --> 00:18:26.080
  • but notice that when
  • 00:18:26.080 --> 00:18:28.050
  • the Holy Spirit really gets
  • 00:18:28.050 --> 00:18:30.190
  • ahold of you,
  • 00:18:30.190 --> 00:18:31.270
  • He'll make you dependable.
  • 00:18:31.270 --> 00:18:34.220
  • He'll make you trustworthy.
  • 00:18:34.220 --> 00:18:36.280
  • He'll make you faithful.
  • 00:18:36.280 --> 00:18:38.130
  • The Bible said they could not
  • 00:18:38.130 --> 00:18:40.150
  • find a lie,
  • 00:18:40.150 --> 00:18:42.020
  • they could not find thievery,
  • 00:18:42.020 --> 00:18:44.050
  • they could not find
  • 00:18:44.050 --> 00:18:45.210
  • sexual affairs,
  • 00:18:45.210 --> 00:18:47.160
  • they could not find things
  • 00:18:47.160 --> 00:18:49.130
  • that were -- you know,
  • 00:18:49.280 --> 00:18:52.280
  • there that they could attack
  • 00:18:52.280 --> 00:18:54.230
  • his character with.
  • 00:18:54.230 --> 00:18:56.040
  • He was what he was because
  • 00:18:56.090 --> 00:18:59.090
  • he had an excellent spirit.
  • 00:19:00.200 --> 00:19:03.200
  • And I'm telling you today,
  • 00:19:03.200 --> 00:19:06.020
  • that this little sermon may
  • 00:19:06.020 --> 00:19:07.230
  • not be about miracles,
  • 00:19:07.230 --> 00:19:09.030
  • signs and wonders in the third
  • 00:19:09.030 --> 00:19:11.030
  • realm of the angel band
  • 00:19:11.030 --> 00:19:13.280
  • of the seventh horn of the book
  • 00:19:13.280 --> 00:19:16.030
  • of Revelation,
  • 00:19:16.030 --> 00:19:18.210
  • but boy I tell you what,
  • 00:19:18.210 --> 00:19:20.010
  • if you get an excellent spirit,
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:21.160
  • just like 26 or 27 years ago
  • 00:19:21.160 --> 00:19:23.290
  • the Lord said,
  • 00:19:23.290 --> 00:19:25.090
  • preach that into this church,
  • 00:19:25.090 --> 00:19:27.030
  • preach it.
  • 00:19:27.030 --> 00:19:27.260
  • And I've preached it over
  • 00:19:27.260 --> 00:19:28.200
  • and over in different ways.
  • 00:19:28.200 --> 00:19:29.250
  • I've preached it over and over
  • 00:19:29.250 --> 00:19:31.010
  • in different ways,
  • 00:19:31.010 --> 00:19:32.000
  • but I kept going back
  • 00:19:32.000 --> 00:19:32.280
  • to the theme,
  • 00:19:32.280 --> 00:19:33.250
  • we need an excellent spirit,
  • 00:19:33.250 --> 00:19:35.060
  • we need excellent ushers,
  • 00:19:35.060 --> 00:19:36.260
  • we need excellent choir,
  • 00:19:36.260 --> 00:19:38.170
  • we need excellent music,
  • 00:19:38.170 --> 00:19:39.260
  • we need excellent --
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  • we didn't have but one camera
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  • up in the balcony,
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  • a VCR camera and a cassette
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  • tape ministry, and one that
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  • did three tapes at a time
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  • and you had to go to a little
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  • table out in the lobby
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  • and get a cassette tape.
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  • But we did it with excellence,
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  • we bought little t-shirts
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  • for the video man.
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  • We bought little t-shirts
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  • for the girls that were selling
  • 00:20:03.170 --> 00:20:05.050
  • the tapes, and they did it.
  • 00:20:05.050 --> 00:20:06.220
  • And we got some little stickers
  • 00:20:06.230 --> 00:20:09.230
  • and put 'em on there and put --
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  • Church on Fire,
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  • that's what we called
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  • it back then, Church on Fire.
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  • And we were selling those
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  • little -- you know it's just
  • 00:20:15.290 --> 00:20:16.280
  • a little thing but we got
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  • excellent with it.
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  • One camera,
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  • now we got I don't know,
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  • how many six, seven,
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  • eight, nine?
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  • I don't know how many,
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  • big 'ole cameras,
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  • expensive cameras.
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  • And we go to 200 nations
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  • around the world,
  • 00:20:31.240 --> 00:20:34.010
  • but we were excellent
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  • with one little camera.
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  • We did the best we could,
  • 00:20:37.070 --> 00:20:38.200
  • we took it serious.
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  • We would pray, and get together
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  • and hold hands.
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  • Lord, we're sending out 25 VCR
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  • tapes this week,
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  • cause we're getting orders
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  • from all over the world, 25.
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  • Basically from ball grounds,
  • 00:20:51.150 --> 00:20:53.000
  • somebody ordered one
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  • in Tacoma, Cleveland,
  • 00:20:56.220 --> 00:20:59.220
  • but we were excellent.
  • 00:21:01.140 --> 00:21:04.140
  • Now, I don't care who walks
  • 00:21:04.140 --> 00:21:06.020
  • in here, now, I'm never
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  • embarrassed at anybody
  • 00:21:08.050 --> 00:21:09.220
  • coming in here, cause I know
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  • we prayed, I know we fasted,
  • 00:21:11.040 --> 00:21:13.070
  • I know we've sought God's face.
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  • I know our teams are excellent,
  • 00:21:14.270 --> 00:21:16.180
  • I know our worship is excellent,
  • 00:21:16.180 --> 00:21:18.020
  • and we do it with
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  • an excellent spirit.
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  • We're not here to glorify us,
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  • our name, we're not even here
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  • to glorify Free Chapel,
  • 00:21:23.190 --> 00:21:25.040
  • who cares.
  • 00:21:25.040 --> 00:21:26.020
  • We're here to glorify
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • We must be excellent.
  • 00:21:30.230 --> 00:21:32.130
  • Come on and shout amen somebody.
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  • I don't want you to leave,
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  • I want you to stand to your feet
  • 00:21:37.230 --> 00:21:39.050
  • at every campus,
  • 00:21:39.050 --> 00:21:40.040
  • all over this room,
  • 00:21:40.040 --> 00:21:41.180
  • and all of our rooms.
  • 00:21:41.180 --> 00:21:42.240
  • Just stand to your feet.
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  • Every head bowed,
  • 00:21:45.010 --> 00:21:46.000
  • every eye closed.
  • 00:21:46.000 --> 00:21:48.070
  • If you would say,
  • 00:21:48.070 --> 00:21:48.260
  • Pastor Jentezen,
  • 00:21:48.260 --> 00:21:50.050
  • I'm not living an excellent life
  • 00:21:50.050 --> 00:21:51.240
  • for Jesus Christ.
  • 00:21:51.240 --> 00:21:53.260
  • Pastor pray for me,
  • 00:21:53.260 --> 00:21:55.010
  • I know I'm not right with God,
  • 00:21:55.010 --> 00:21:56.110
  • but I want to be, pray for me.
  • 00:21:56.110 --> 00:21:58.000
  • If that's you, boldly raise
  • 00:21:58.000 --> 00:21:59.030
  • your hand right
  • 00:21:59.030 --> 00:21:59.280
  • where you're standing.
  • 00:21:59.280 --> 00:22:00.230
  • I want to see it.
  • 00:22:00.230 --> 00:22:01.230
  • That's fantastic,
  • 00:22:01.230 --> 00:22:02.240
  • that's amazing.
  • 00:22:02.240 --> 00:22:04.000
  • It's fantastic.
  • 00:22:04.000 --> 00:22:04.280
  • They're going up.
  • 00:22:04.280 --> 00:22:06.090
  • Every campus lift your hand,
  • 00:22:06.090 --> 00:22:07.200
  • right here, lift your hand high.
  • 00:22:07.200 --> 00:22:09.240
  • If you're in overflow lift
  • 00:22:09.240 --> 00:22:10.220
  • your hand if God's speaking
  • 00:22:10.220 --> 00:22:11.230
  • to you.
  • 00:22:11.230 --> 00:22:12.220
  • Every one of you that have
  • 00:22:12.220 --> 00:22:13.170
  • your hand high,
  • 00:22:13.170 --> 00:22:14.250
  • I want you to get out
  • 00:22:14.250 --> 00:22:15.200
  • of the seat where you're
  • 00:22:15.200 --> 00:22:16.180
  • standing right now,
  • 00:22:16.180 --> 00:22:17.270
  • and I want you to come down
  • 00:22:17.270 --> 00:22:18.250
  • front just as quick as you
  • 00:22:18.250 --> 00:22:19.250
  • can come.
  • 00:22:19.250 --> 00:22:21.040
  • Come on, just as quick
  • 00:22:21.040 --> 00:22:22.060
  • as you can come.
  • 00:22:22.060 --> 00:22:23.150
  • You're so close to it.
  • 00:22:23.150 --> 00:22:25.020
  • You're so close to it.
  • 00:22:25.020 --> 00:22:27.080
  • You're so close to it.
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:28.150
  • You know you were born
  • 00:22:28.150 --> 00:22:29.150
  • for greater things.
  • 00:22:29.150 --> 00:22:30.290
  • You know you were not born
  • 00:22:30.290 --> 00:22:32.000
  • for mediocracy.
  • 00:22:32.000 --> 00:22:33.170
  • You know you were not born
  • 00:22:33.170 --> 00:22:34.210
  • for common life.
  • 00:22:34.210 --> 00:22:36.110
  • You know you were not born
  • 00:22:36.110 --> 00:22:37.190
  • just to be ordinary.
  • 00:22:37.190 --> 00:22:39.200
  • Let's pray this prayer.
  • 00:22:39.200 --> 00:22:41.190
  • Pray it from your heart,
  • 00:22:41.190 --> 00:22:42.220
  • everybody in this room under
  • 00:22:42.220 --> 00:22:43.200
  • the sound of my voice.
  • 00:22:43.200 --> 00:22:44.280
  • Every campus, say these words.
  • 00:22:44.280 --> 00:22:46.080
  • Lord Jesus, I surrender.
  • 00:22:46.240 --> 00:22:49.240
  • I give my life to you.
  • 00:22:49.240 --> 00:22:51.230
  • I believe in you.
  • 00:22:51.230 --> 00:22:53.150
  • I thank you that the chains
  • 00:22:53.150 --> 00:22:55.260
  • that have bound me have been
  • 00:22:55.260 --> 00:22:58.030
  • severed by the truth of your
  • 00:22:58.030 --> 00:23:00.080
  • word, and I know there's
  • 00:23:00.080 --> 00:23:02.070
  • an excellent life.
  • 00:23:02.070 --> 00:23:04.100
  • There's an excellent life
  • 00:23:04.100 --> 00:23:06.150
  • that you have called me to.
  • 00:23:06.150 --> 00:23:08.100
  • I receive it, I thank you Lord
  • 00:23:08.100 --> 00:23:11.010
  • that you bled and died,
  • 00:23:11.010 --> 00:23:12.250
  • and rose on the third day
  • 00:23:12.250 --> 00:23:15.050
  • to give me a brand new life,
  • 00:23:15.050 --> 00:23:17.030
  • and today I embrace it,
  • 00:23:17.030 --> 00:23:18.280
  • and today I receive it,
  • 00:23:18.280 --> 00:23:20.280
  • and today I declare Jesus Christ
  • 00:23:21.110 --> 00:23:24.110
  • is my Lord and my savior,
  • 00:23:24.110 --> 00:23:27.060
  • and I will live for Him,
  • 00:23:27.060 --> 00:23:29.070
  • and I will be excellent for Him
  • 00:23:29.070 --> 00:23:31.270
  • in Jesus' name.
  • 00:23:31.270 --> 00:23:34.080
  • Now just give God a mighty
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  • - In our closing moments
  • 00:23:42.010 --> 00:23:43.030
  • of this program,
  • 00:23:43.030 --> 00:23:44.090
  • I wanna share with you
  • 00:23:44.090 --> 00:23:45.130
  • a humbling opportunity
  • 00:23:45.130 --> 00:23:47.260
  • that we have to bless
  • 00:23:47.260 --> 00:23:49.140
  • God's chosen people,
  • 00:23:49.140 --> 00:23:51.020
  • and God's chosen land;
  • 00:23:51.020 --> 00:23:52.230
  • the Nation of Israel.
  • 00:23:52.230 --> 00:23:55.040
  • Recently, I travelled there
  • 00:23:55.040 --> 00:23:56.240
  • and visited a community
  • 00:23:56.240 --> 00:23:58.120
  • about 20 minutes
  • 00:23:58.120 --> 00:23:59.260
  • outside of Jerusalem,
  • 00:23:59.260 --> 00:24:01.250
  • that had been completely
  • 00:24:01.250 --> 00:24:03.070
  • destroyed by terrorists.
  • 00:24:03.070 --> 00:24:04.280
  • Hundreds of families
  • 00:24:04.280 --> 00:24:06.070
  • were devastated
  • 00:24:06.070 --> 00:24:07.260
  • as their lives were
  • 00:24:07.260 --> 00:24:08.280
  • burned to the ground.
  • 00:24:08.280 --> 00:24:10.110
  • Thankfully, miraculously,
  • 00:24:10.110 --> 00:24:12.120
  • not one person lost their life,
  • 00:24:12.120 --> 00:24:14.270
  • but I believe that we are
  • 00:24:14.270 --> 00:24:15.270
  • living in prophetic times.
  • 00:24:15.270 --> 00:24:18.180
  • We can be a part of
  • 00:24:18.180 --> 00:24:20.100
  • fulfilling Biblical prophecy,
  • 00:24:20.100 --> 00:24:23.010
  • found in Isaiah 61;
  • 00:24:23.010 --> 00:24:25.120
  • God promised that,
  • 00:24:25.120 --> 00:24:26.260
  • for their ashes,
  • 00:24:26.260 --> 00:24:28.200
  • He would give them beauty.
  • 00:24:28.280 --> 00:24:31.280
  • He's going to use
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:33.070
  • you and I to do it.
  • 00:24:33.070 --> 00:24:34.280
  • Together, we're gonna provide
  • 00:24:34.280 --> 00:24:36.210
  • the resources -- I love this.
  • 00:24:36.210 --> 00:24:38.270
  • Listen to this:
  • 00:24:38.270 --> 00:24:39.290
  • to plant trees of victory.
  • 00:24:39.290 --> 00:24:42.070
  • You know that
  • 00:24:42.070 --> 00:24:42.210
  • it actually said that?
  • 00:24:42.210 --> 00:24:43.230
  • It said, in Isaiah 61,
  • 00:24:43.230 --> 00:24:45.250
  • "There would be trees of victory
  • 00:24:45.250 --> 00:24:48.140
  • to rebuild the ruined cities,
  • 00:24:48.140 --> 00:24:51.080
  • to declare that no one
  • 00:24:51.080 --> 00:24:53.110
  • will ever be able
  • 00:24:53.110 --> 00:24:55.110
  • to take the land of Israel away
  • 00:24:55.110 --> 00:24:57.170
  • from the Jewish people again."
  • 00:24:57.170 --> 00:25:00.040
  • Will you help me replant
  • 00:25:00.040 --> 00:25:01.280
  • the trees of victory?
  • 00:25:01.280 --> 00:25:03.200
  • Sometimes, God does require
  • 00:25:03.200 --> 00:25:05.170
  • of us to go extra,
  • 00:25:05.170 --> 00:25:07.280
  • to do something
  • 00:25:07.280 --> 00:25:08.240
  • we've never done,
  • 00:25:08.240 --> 00:25:10.040
  • if you wanna get a harvest
  • 00:25:10.040 --> 00:25:11.260
  • you've never had.
  • 00:25:11.260 --> 00:25:13.080
  • Whatever you can do,
  • 00:25:13.080 --> 00:25:14.200
  • do the very best
  • 00:25:14.200 --> 00:25:15.250
  • that you can do.
  • 00:25:15.250 --> 00:25:17.040
  • And, today, what you make happen
  • 00:25:17.040 --> 00:25:19.070
  • for Israel in fulfilling
  • 00:25:19.070 --> 00:25:20.180
  • Isaiah 61 --
  • 00:25:20.180 --> 00:25:22.030
  • Think of it:
  • 00:25:22.030 --> 00:25:22.270
  • we're rebuilding, replanting,
  • 00:25:23.030 --> 00:25:26.030
  • and restoring
  • 00:25:26.030 --> 00:25:27.210
  • a whole community in Israel;
  • 00:25:27.250 --> 00:25:30.250
  • you and I, together.
  • 00:25:30.250 --> 00:25:32.190
  • Will you join me?
  • 00:25:32.190 --> 00:25:33.180
  • Don't delay.
  • 00:25:33.180 --> 00:25:34.160
  • Here's my announcer to share
  • 00:25:34.160 --> 00:25:35.280
  • how you can be a part
  • 00:25:35.280 --> 00:25:37.190
  • of this incredible
  • 00:25:37.190 --> 00:25:38.210
  • miracle and opportunity
  • 00:25:38.210 --> 00:25:40.140
  • to bless the nation
  • 00:25:40.140 --> 00:25:41.270
  • - ANNOUNCER: Terrorism
  • 00:25:44.270 --> 00:25:45.130
  • in Israel is not just a threat;
  • 00:25:45.130 --> 00:25:47.130
  • it's a reality.
  • 00:25:47.130 --> 00:25:48.220
  • Today, hundreds of thousands
  • 00:25:48.220 --> 00:25:50.000
  • of Jewish families and children
  • 00:25:50.000 --> 00:25:51.170
  • We can help fulfill
  • 00:25:56.040 --> 00:25:57.030
  • Biblical prophecy
  • 00:25:57.030 --> 00:25:58.090
  • and see God's favor
  • 00:25:58.090 --> 00:25:59.120
  • released in our lives,
  • 00:25:59.120 --> 00:26:00.280
  • when we honor His command to,
  • 00:26:00.280 --> 00:26:02.030
  • "Comfort My people".
  • 00:26:02.030 --> 00:26:03.200
  • Isaiah 61:3 declares that
  • 00:26:03.200 --> 00:26:05.080
  • God will give beauty for ashes
  • 00:26:05.080 --> 00:26:07.010
  • in cities that've been
  • 00:26:07.010 --> 00:26:07.290
  • terrorized, like
  • 00:26:07.290 --> 00:26:08.280
  • Moshav Mevo Modi'in.
  • 00:26:08.280 --> 00:26:10.110
  • When you partner with
  • 00:26:10.110 --> 00:26:11.030
  • Jentezen Franklin today,
  • 00:26:11.030 --> 00:26:12.170
  • you will restore hope
  • 00:26:12.170 --> 00:26:13.150
  • to this community
  • 00:26:13.150 --> 00:26:14.050
  • that lost everything.
  • 00:26:14.050 --> 00:26:15.250
  • Your gift today,
  • 00:26:15.250 --> 00:26:16.250
  • will rebuild homes,
  • 00:26:16.250 --> 00:26:18.020
  • replant trees,
  • 00:26:18.020 --> 00:26:19.060
  • and meet the most basic
  • 00:26:19.060 --> 00:26:19.240
  • of human needs,
  • 00:26:19.240 --> 00:26:21.000
  • With your gift of $50
  • 00:26:23.050 --> 00:26:24.080
  • or more this month,
  • 00:26:24.080 --> 00:26:25.120
  • we wanna sow into your life
  • 00:26:25.120 --> 00:26:26.280
  • with the Israel 2019 Gift Set,
  • 00:26:26.280 --> 00:26:28.290
  • including: Jentezen Franklin's
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  • teachings on-location
  • 00:26:30.030 --> 00:26:31.120
  • from The Holy Land,
  • 00:26:31.120 --> 00:26:32.120
  • and a custom print of Isaiah 61,
  • 00:26:32.120 --> 00:26:34.270
  • reminding you
  • 00:26:34.270 --> 00:26:35.160
  • of your partnership
  • 00:26:35.160 --> 00:26:36.050
  • in fulfilling Biblical prophecy.
  • 00:26:36.050 --> 00:26:38.090
  • For your gift of $300 or more,
  • 00:26:38.090 --> 00:26:40.090
  • you may request
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  • the Israel 2019 Collection,
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  • including: Jentezen Franklin's
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  • "Legacy Bible",
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  • and your personalized,
  • 00:26:45.060 --> 00:26:46.110
  • Hebrew Name Certificate,
  • 00:26:46.110 --> 00:26:48.030
  • or with your generous gift
  • 00:26:48.030 --> 00:26:49.100
  • of $1.000 or more this month,
  • 00:26:49.100 --> 00:26:51.060
  • you will receive
  • 00:26:51.060 --> 00:26:51.290
  • the Israel 2019
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  • Legacy Collection
  • 00:26:53.120 --> 00:26:54.130
  • and your name
  • 00:26:54.130 --> 00:26:55.020
  • forever memorialized on
  • 00:26:55.020 --> 00:26:56.130
  • the Oaks of Righteousness wall
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  • God has called us
  • 00:26:59.080 --> 00:27:00.090
  • to comfort His people
  • 00:27:00.090 --> 00:27:01.140
  • in their time of desperate need,
  • 00:27:01.140 --> 00:27:03.140
  • but we cannot do it
  • 00:27:03.140 --> 00:27:04.130
  • without your help.
  • 00:27:04.130 --> 00:27:05.290
  • Act now; call the number
  • 00:27:05.290 --> 00:27:07.280
  • on the screen
  • 00:27:07.280 --> 00:27:08.160
  • 00:27:10.160 --> 00:27:14.070
  • 00:27:14.100 --> 00:27:18.130
  • - We hope you've enjoyed
  • 00:27:16.210 --> 00:27:19.210
  • this teaching
  • 00:27:19.210 --> 00:27:20.050
  • by Jentezen Franklin,
  • 00:27:20.050 --> 00:27:21.190
  • and thank you
  • 00:27:21.190 --> 00:27:22.060
  • for your continued support
  • 00:27:22.060 --> 00:27:23.190
  • of this ministry.
  • 00:27:23.190 --> 00:27:25.060
  • Your prayers
  • 00:27:25.060 --> 00:27:25.270
  • and financial support
  • 00:27:25.270 --> 00:27:27.000