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God's Way vs Man's Way For Money

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September 12, 2017
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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God's Way vs Man's Way For Money

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  • - Ladies and Gentleman, I believe
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  • it's a greater sin to not get back up and fight again.
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  • That's what God wants you to do.
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  • When you fall, he says rise up and go forward.
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  • (clapping)
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  • - We don't just survive things,
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  • we overcome in every area of our lives.
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  • - God has some design the human mechanism,
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  • the spirit, soul, and body
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  • that your life begins to move in the direction
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  • of what you see.
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  • - You got to visualize.
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  • You gotta verbalize.
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  • You gotta internalize until it materializes.
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  • - If you see health, your body will move in that direction.
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  • - Whew.
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  • Oh man, you don't understand what I'm saying.
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  • So God says, say you're rich and you say but I'm broke.
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  • You're saying what you have instead of saying
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  • what he told you to say.
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  • And it's so easy to say what you see,
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  • because that's where you are.
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  • But you done changed systems now.
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  • You don't say with what you see, ah,
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  • we say what we want in our lives.
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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • - Did you see that?
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  • I want to get heaven, I want to reach across the gulf
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  • of death, and I want to bring heaven on this side
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  • of death for you, so you don't have to wait
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  • when we all get to heaven,
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  • you can bring heaven right here on Earth.
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  • your faith, but it's rather through your understanding
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  • of what you have heard, that's going to generate
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  • the faith that God intended for you to live by,
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  • not just to step out in.
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  • As a matter of fact, that's an erroneous term
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  • for the believer's confession, because the just shall...
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  • (audience answers)
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  • live by faith.
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  • If you're stepping out in faith, where were you before
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  • you stepped?
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  • So, we've been commanded to live by faith.
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  • And so if in fact I've been commanded to live by it,
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  • then I should understand it.
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  • Say amen to that.
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  • - [Audience] Amen.
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  • - I should understand faith.
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  • Now understanding is divine comprehension in my heart
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  • that gives me the ability to repeat something at will,
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  • whatever I cannot repeat at will, it is obvious
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  • that I do not understand it.
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  • I think it was through the lack thereof, of understanding,
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  • which caused the fall of man from the very beginning.
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  • Well, actually it happened through a woman.
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  • And it's always the woman...
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  • (audience laughing) it was the woman at the well.
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  • It's probably the woman at your house.
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • The woman who had the issue.
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  • And so Satan, the Bible says, deceived that girl.
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  • And literally did it through her lack of understanding
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  • by one question:
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  • "Did God really say?"
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  • Did he challenge what she thought she knew about
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  • what God said?
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  • And if you are challenged in your theology or what
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  • you say you know, could you be robbed of what you
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  • say you understand?
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  • You can't.
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  • You can't ever be robbed of what you understand.
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  • How many of you all know two plus two is five
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  • all day long?
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • I can't get you to agree, ever, that two plus two is five
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  • because you understand that it's...
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  • - [Audience] Four.
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  • - Four.
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  • All day.
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  • Will that ever change?
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  • - [Audience] No.
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  • - Just like you know that, I'm suggesting that you
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  • should know the word of God, so in the event
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  • Satan comes to kill, steal, or destroy that word,
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  • your understanding will not give it up.
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  • - [Audience] Amen.
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  • - Glory to God.
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  • He may come for it, but he's gonna leave empty handed.
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  • That's how I'm alive today, and ten others died.
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  • It wasn't that God had any special preferential
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  • treatment relative to Mike or DeeDee Freeman.
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  • It was all about our faith.
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  • As a matter of fact, I'll go a step further
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  • and say He did not heal me.
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  • He gave healing over 2.000 years ago to every
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  • blood-bought, blood-washed child of the most
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  • high God, and if you don't have healing,
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  • it is not God's fault, it's...
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  • - [Audience] My fault.
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  • - Woo, Jesus.
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  • Y'all not gonna like me now, huh?
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  • If you're broke, it's not God's fault,
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  • because He made you rich over 2.000 years ago.
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  • (audience agreeing)
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  • If you're confused, it's not His fault.
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  • The Bible says that that woman who pressed His way,
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  • and I can see it so vividly as I talk about it more
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  • and declare it, man, when Jesus turned to that girl,
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  • He didn't say "Girl, I've made you whole."
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  • And that's what distinguished this girl from
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  • everybody else in the crowd.
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  • So much so where the disciples wanted and inquired
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  • about it.
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  • All these people?
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  • Why are you saying "Who touched me?"
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  • Because the touch of faith, mmm, glory to God,
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  • will literally go through, penetrate any other
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  • touch that's around you.
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  • And so I want to take my time this morning
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  • because I want to talk about giving.
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  • And I want to talk about some principles
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  • concerning giving.
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  • And it is important that you are in a sober state.
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  • I don't want to preach this.
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  • It's through sometimes emotionalism that people
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  • are carried away with an excitement and enthusiasm
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  • about what they have heard, but they really have
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  • not garnered authentic understanding.
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  • And it's after you have given out of emotions
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  • that you don't see the results of your giving,
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  • and you think that someone at the ministry bamboozled you.
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  • Hoodwinked.
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  • May I say run amok.
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  • And many have fainted and even have fallen away
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  • from ministries, simply because they have participated
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  • in this area but have not witnessed the direct result
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  • of what this area will bring, what this principle
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  • will literally create for their lives.
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  • And now they have a certain disdain towards coming
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  • to ministry or coming to church as we calmly refer to it,
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  • and now every time they hear something concerning
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  • giving at the ministry, it just automatically
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  • turns them off.
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  • That's all them preachers want.
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  • So I need to very carefully and methodically
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  • (audience laughing)
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  • present this in a manner where you not only
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  • can hear what I'm saying, but you can understand
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  • what I'm saying through the word of God.
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  • And that it will revolutionize your thinking
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  • and bring you into a level of understanding
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  • that will change your life forever.
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  • Now I'm a giving specialist, glory to God.
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  • - [Audience] Amen.
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  • Go ahead and haunt your neighbor, say that's right,
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  • I receive that.
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  • (audience echoes)
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  • One of the reasons why I'm a giving specialist
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  • is because I'm conduit driven.
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  • I'm conduit driven.
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  • Plumbers use pipes.
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  • Electricians use wires.
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  • But God uses man.
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  • And any time you position yourself to be used
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  • of God to transfer the possession of heaven
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  • into Earth and to others' lives, then there's never
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  • a time where water goes through a pipe and not
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  • get wet.
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  • There's never a time when electricity goes through
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  • a wire and doesn't have the impact of the electricity.
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  • So it is with man.
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  • There's never a time when resources from heaven
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  • goes through a man and not get on that man.
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  • But your interest is to establish His kingdom
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  • in the Earth as it is in heaven.
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  • Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth
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  • as it is in heaven.
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  • But we need conduits to establish His kingdom.
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  • So, as a giving specialist, because I'm conduit driven,
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  • I know how to get what God has for man into other
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  • men's lives.
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  • That's why I've never determined the success of
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  • this ministry by its assets, but rather by the
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  • transformed lives of all the partners here.
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  • And prayerfully, your life has moved from one place
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  • since you've been here to another place.
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  • (audience agreeing)
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  • Prayerfully.
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  • But what I've discovered, just because you sit
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  • under this ministry doesn't automatically qualify
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  • you for what's on this ministry.
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  • Because sitting also requires submitting.
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  • - [Audience] Amen.
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  • Shout that, say "Sitting...
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  • (audience echoes)
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  • "also requires...
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  • (audience echoes)
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  • "submitting."
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  • (audience echoes)
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  • There are a lot of people who may sit here but may not
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  • submit here.
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  • And so it's through your submission of what
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  • you are hearing that's gonna transform your life.
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  • It's dangerous to sit under the word and not change.
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  • - [Audience] Amen.
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  • That's why Jesus said, "If any man desires to follow
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  • "after me, that man must first forsake himself.
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  • "You must deny yourself, take up your cross."
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  • Wonder why he didn't say crown?
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  • Most people trying to pick up crowns.
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  • (audience agrees)
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  • I'm preachin' better than y'all saying, amen.
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  • Most people trying to put on crowns, take up crowns,
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  • and shine opposed to taking up the responsibility
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  • that He wore, and He says when you take up this cross,
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  • I'll place the crown.
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  • - [Audience] Amen.
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  • I'm gonna shout all by myself.
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  • Okay, so let's move a little deeper with this.
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  • My objective today is get you to the place of
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  • understanding where you will tithe until you
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  • see Jesus.
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  • - [Audience] Amen.
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  • - And if God did have the final say so, wouldn't you
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  • already be tithing?
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  • - [Audience] Yes.
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  • - Okay.
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  • I want to discuss with you the principle of the first.
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  • The principle of the first.
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  • Now, this principle is still a part of this system.
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  • Now when we talked about certain systems, we talked
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  • about all these different kinds of systems,
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  • I'm not gonna go back over that.
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  • But the system we have commonly referred to
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  • as the kingdom of God as this system.
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  • Because the kingdom of God is not a place.
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  • The Kingdom of God is a government.
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  • It's a way of doing what He does.
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  • It's a system.
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  • It's a constitution.
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  • It's how things have been established to be governed,
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  • or to be run.
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  • And it's important that we who are the blood-bought,
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  • blood-washed children of the most high God, not only
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  • inherit the kingdom of heaven, but also inherit
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  • the kingdom of God.
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  • Now the kingdom of heaven is where God dwells.
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  • That's where He lives.
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  • That's where we'll go if we precede the coming
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  • of the Lord Jesus Christ, because after all
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  • things are said and done, we will live here on Earth,
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  • because John said "I saw a new heaven."
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  • It's going to totally bring this Earth right back
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  • to the place where God intended it to be before
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  • the fall of Adam.
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  • Got it?
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  • A perfect utopia right here on Earth.
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  • And I set up my mansion already.
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  • I may just live where I'm living now when
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  • He get back.
  • 00:14:19.220 --> 00:14:20.220
  • (audience laughing)
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  • Aw, don't hate.
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  • But shout, "I'm gonna live here forever."
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  • - [Audience] I'm gonna live here forever.
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  • - But he wants you to have heaven on Earth before
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  • He gets back.
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  • Actually, here's what I want to do, and I just saw it,
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  • I want to get heaven on this side of death.
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  • - [Audience] Yes.
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • - Did you see that?
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  • I want to get heaven, I want to reach across the gulf
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  • of death, and I want to bring heaven on this side
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  • of death for you, so you don't have to wait
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  • when we all get to heaven,
  • 00:15:01.010 --> 00:15:03.060
  • you can bring heaven right here on Earth.
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  • And have days of heaven.
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  • Anybody interested?
  • 00:15:15.000 --> 00:15:16.180
  • Now, part of the order of God is that you submit
  • 00:15:18.050 --> 00:15:22.270
  • to this area of this system so that all of your
  • 00:15:22.270 --> 00:15:27.170
  • need, your financial need, will be taken care of.
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  • Let's see where we can go from here.
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  • Did I say Mark 10?
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  • Let's look at Mark 10.
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  • Let's just start there.
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  • I think I can start there.
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  • Because God has an economical system to build
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  • wealth into your life.
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  • As a matter of fact, part of that plan is to use
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  • the wealth of your enemy.
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  • (audience agrees)
  • 00:16:05.090 --> 00:16:08.060
  • Shout "The wealth
  • 00:16:08.060 --> 00:16:09.210
  • (audience echoes)
  • 00:16:09.210 --> 00:16:10.200
  • "of the wicked
  • 00:16:10.200 --> 00:16:11.200
  • (audience echoes)
  • 00:16:11.200 --> 00:16:12.200
  • "has been laid up
  • 00:16:12.200 --> 00:16:13.210
  • (audience echoes)
  • 00:16:13.210 --> 00:16:14.210
  • "and also laid on
  • 00:16:14.210 --> 00:16:16.080
  • (audience echoes)
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  • "me, in Jesus' name."
  • 00:16:17.070 --> 00:16:19.000
  • (audience echoes)
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  • As a matter of fact, we've been over this before,
  • 00:16:22.120 --> 00:16:24.080
  • but it was the wealth of the Egyptians that caused
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  • the children of Israel to live like God intended
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  • for them to live.
  • 00:16:32.100 --> 00:16:33.270
  • As a matter of fact, they emptied the Egyptians out
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  • of all of the gold and silver and fine Egyptian linen
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  • and silk, and they took the best fragrances,
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  • they took the best food out with them.
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  • They walked away from that place, the Bible says
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  • they didn't leave empty handed.
  • 00:16:51.200 --> 00:16:54.060
  • There was not one feeble one among them,
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  • and they all came out healed.
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  • Shout about that.
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  • Because the children of Israel is a type of body of Christ.
  • 00:17:02.000 --> 00:17:06.050
  • And so if the enemy has a resume, has a track record
  • 00:17:07.190 --> 00:17:11.130
  • of handing over wealth, why don't we make a demand...
  • 00:17:12.260 --> 00:17:16.130
  • Oh, sic it. (audience agrees)
  • 00:17:16.130 --> 00:17:19.080
  • And that's why Pharaoh was so confounded,
  • 00:17:19.080 --> 00:17:21.240
  • I mean, he was flabbergasted.
  • 00:17:21.240 --> 00:17:23.280
  • This guy, he wasn't really interested in getting
  • 00:17:23.280 --> 00:17:26.270
  • the slaves back, he could get a bunch of slaves
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:29.180
  • at any time.
  • 00:17:29.180 --> 00:17:31.120
  • He was more interested in getting that gold.
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  • He wanted that money back.
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  • I mean, so much money, when they began to build
  • 00:17:35.160 --> 00:17:37.200
  • the tabernacle, Moses said, "Okay, enough.
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  • "That's enough."
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  • Can you imagine having an offering and then
  • 00:17:43.280 --> 00:17:46.030
  • you gotta stop the people from giving?
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  • - [Audience] Amen.
  • 00:17:48.010 --> 00:17:49.160
  • - Glory to God.
  • 00:17:50.170 --> 00:17:52.160
  • Now I've done that on occasions here.
  • 00:17:52.160 --> 00:17:55.190
  • So to be able to say that's enough,
  • 00:17:55.190 --> 00:17:58.160
  • the different theologians have determined
  • 00:18:01.060 --> 00:18:04.180
  • that they came out of Egypt with trillions of dollars
  • 00:18:06.140 --> 00:18:10.220
  • of gold and silver.
  • 00:18:10.220 --> 00:18:12.090
  • And so when Moses called for an offering,
  • 00:18:13.120 --> 00:18:17.060
  • the Bible says he asked for it from every willing heart.
  • 00:18:17.060 --> 00:18:22.010
  • Now, let me ask you, which one of you would not
  • 00:18:22.010 --> 00:18:25.050
  • be willing, if I got you and your family out
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  • of bondage for over 400 years, I loaded you down
  • 00:18:28.070 --> 00:18:31.270
  • with gold and silver, which one of y'all gonna just
  • 00:18:31.270 --> 00:18:36.020
  • turn away from this time of giving?
  • 00:18:36.020 --> 00:18:38.180
  • You would have to be just...
  • 00:18:38.180 --> 00:18:40.280
  • Something's wrong with you.
  • 00:18:42.010 --> 00:18:44.190
  • I bring you out of bondage, I load you down with gold,
  • 00:18:44.190 --> 00:18:48.090
  • your bodies are healed, I feed you from the sky,
  • 00:18:48.090 --> 00:18:52.130
  • glory to God.
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  • You ask for manna and bam, it drops on you.
  • 00:18:53.210 --> 00:18:56.250
  • How many would not willingly support that offering?
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  • Everything that was established in that building
  • 00:19:02.280 --> 00:19:06.230
  • of the tabernacle came from the wealth of the Egyptians.
  • 00:19:06.230 --> 00:19:10.260
  • And if that wasn't enough, when Pharaoh sent them
  • 00:19:10.260 --> 00:19:13.160
  • boys out to get 'em, all of 'em died trying to
  • 00:19:13.160 --> 00:19:17.010
  • go and get the gold, and they literally,
  • 00:19:17.010 --> 00:19:19.240
  • because they borrowed the gold, they literally now
  • 00:19:19.240 --> 00:19:24.220
  • were free from their debtors.
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  • All the people they owed died.
  • 00:19:27.270 --> 00:19:30.120
  • How about that?
  • 00:19:32.040 --> 00:19:33.190
  • You got all this money, you don't owe anybody anything
  • 00:19:33.190 --> 00:19:37.170
  • 'cause they're dead.
  • 00:19:37.170 --> 00:19:39.250
  • If He did it before, He'll do it again.
  • 00:19:39.250 --> 00:19:42.030
  • (audience agrees)
  • 00:19:42.030 --> 00:19:43.080
  • Can we pray that everybody we owe die?
  • 00:19:43.080 --> 00:19:45.140
  • - [Audience] No.
  • 00:19:45.140 --> 00:19:46.240
  • - No?
  • 00:19:48.120 --> 00:19:49.070
  • Some of you all in agreement with me.
  • 00:19:53.250 --> 00:19:55.200
  • I see you, you're like yeah, yeah.
  • 00:19:55.200 --> 00:19:58.190
  • That'd be the will of Jesus.
  • 00:19:58.190 --> 00:20:00.080
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:20:00.080 --> 00:20:03.080
  • Amazing.
  • 00:20:04.290 --> 00:20:05.240
  • Now they're debt free, don't owe anybody anything,
  • 00:20:07.190 --> 00:20:10.140
  • rich and still won't give?
  • 00:20:10.140 --> 00:20:12.190
  • - [Audience Member] I know that's right.
  • 00:20:14.280 --> 00:20:18.080
  • - I gave you three things, but there are more,
  • 00:20:20.090 --> 00:20:24.040
  • I want to give you two more.
  • 00:20:26.110 --> 00:20:27.260
  • Actually, you get a bonus if you can tell me
  • 00:20:27.260 --> 00:20:31.140
  • the first three.
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  • Number one is, I said in understanding, how to
  • 00:20:33.010 --> 00:20:36.280
  • comply with this financial system, you gotta know
  • 00:20:36.280 --> 00:20:40.150
  • that everything that you have...
  • 00:20:40.150 --> 00:20:43.070
  • (audience responds)
  • 00:20:43.070 --> 00:20:44.180
  • What did I say?
  • 00:20:44.180 --> 00:20:45.260
  • Come on, talk to me class.
  • 00:20:45.260 --> 00:20:46.260
  • (audience responds)
  • 00:20:46.260 --> 00:20:49.050
  • Say that one more time.
  • 00:20:49.050 --> 00:20:50.070
  • (audience responds)
  • 00:20:50.070 --> 00:20:52.230
  • Tell your neighbor, say "Everything
  • 00:20:52.230 --> 00:20:54.040
  • (audience echoes)
  • 00:20:54.040 --> 00:20:56.100
  • "I have..."
  • 00:20:56.100 --> 00:20:57.100
  • (audience echoes)
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  • tell the neighbor on the other side,
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:20:59.240
  • the one you ain't talked to all morning.
  • 00:20:59.240 --> 00:21:01.080
  • (audience echoes)
  • 00:21:01.080 --> 00:21:04.030
  • That's what's gonna make this system easier for
  • 00:21:07.120 --> 00:21:09.090
  • you to comply with.
  • 00:21:09.090 --> 00:21:11.150
  • Everything I have.
  • 00:21:11.150 --> 00:21:12.290
  • Number two was what?
  • 00:21:12.290 --> 00:21:14.150
  • (audience responds)
  • 00:21:14.150 --> 00:21:15.160
  • Purpose in your heart.
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  • That's where giving begins.
  • 00:21:16.170 --> 00:21:19.160
  • It doesn't begin in your wallet.
  • 00:21:19.160 --> 00:21:21.230
  • It begins in your heart.
  • 00:21:21.230 --> 00:21:23.260
  • Long before you get something.
  • 00:21:23.260 --> 00:21:26.000
  • Like right now, if you're broke, start saying,
  • 00:21:26.000 --> 00:21:29.040
  • Man, I thank God all my needs are met.
  • 00:21:29.040 --> 00:21:32.230
  • Ooh, I just can't wait to give and support
  • 00:21:32.230 --> 00:21:36.080
  • my ministry and help others out,
  • 00:21:37.140 --> 00:21:39.290
  • and help in missions and increase the lives of others.
  • 00:21:39.290 --> 00:21:44.010
  • There's no greater joy.
  • 00:21:44.010 --> 00:21:46.160
  • No greater joy than to be able to advance
  • 00:21:46.160 --> 00:21:49.260
  • the causes of people.
  • 00:21:49.260 --> 00:21:52.030
  • Glory to God.
  • 00:21:52.030 --> 00:21:53.080
  • Number three was what?
  • 00:21:53.080 --> 00:21:54.270
  • (audience responds)
  • 00:21:54.270 --> 00:21:56.040
  • Prioritize his plans for tithes and offerings.
  • 00:21:56.040 --> 00:22:00.030
  • Prioritize that.
  • 00:22:00.030 --> 00:22:01.230
  • See, here's the principle of the first.
  • 00:22:01.230 --> 00:22:04.260
  • Prioritize the plan.
  • 00:22:04.260 --> 00:22:06.240
  • We'll talk about that.
  • 00:22:06.240 --> 00:22:07.290
  • And I'll give you these things.
  • 00:22:07.290 --> 00:22:09.080
  • Number four, and I only have five, because five
  • 00:22:09.080 --> 00:22:12.170
  • is the number of favor, five is the number of grace,
  • 00:22:12.170 --> 00:22:16.010
  • and I thought five would suffice.
  • 00:22:16.010 --> 00:22:17.280
  • Number four, understand that there is a test
  • 00:22:17.280 --> 00:22:21.210
  • hidden inside of everything I get.
  • 00:22:21.210 --> 00:22:24.160
  • There is a test hidden inside of everything I get.
  • 00:22:25.280 --> 00:22:30.010
  • A test hidden inside of everything I get.
  • 00:22:32.280 --> 00:22:36.110
  • Because everything you get wasn't designed for you to have.
  • 00:22:38.130 --> 00:22:43.000
  • (audience agrees)
  • 00:22:43.000 --> 00:22:44.080
  • Oh, y'all just missed that.
  • 00:22:44.080 --> 00:22:46.160
  • And then lastly, you'll never be successful when
  • 00:22:50.090 --> 00:22:54.090
  • you are selfish.
  • 00:22:55.110 --> 00:22:56.210
  • Say that, "You will never be..."
  • 00:23:03.100 --> 00:23:05.060
  • (audience echoes)
  • 00:23:05.060 --> 00:23:08.010
  • Let's go to Mark 10.
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  • Let's look at something here.
  • 00:23:11.190 --> 00:23:14.080
  • I don't know if we should look at Mark 10.
  • 00:23:14.080 --> 00:23:17.090
  • Okay, Mark 10.
  • 00:23:17.090 --> 00:23:18.090
  • Let's go Mark 10.
  • 00:23:18.090 --> 00:23:20.020
  • Mark 10, verse number 17, we'll start there.
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  • There's this rich young boy.
  • 00:23:21.290 --> 00:23:24.090
  • Rich young boy had a bunch of money.
  • 00:23:27.170 --> 00:23:30.170
  • If you have it, say I have it.
  • 00:23:35.160 --> 00:23:36.280
  • - [Audience] I have it.
  • 00:23:36.280 --> 00:23:38.120
  • - Okay, if you don't, just look up at one of the screens.
  • 00:23:38.120 --> 00:23:41.010
  • You gonna read with me, or am I gonna read alone?
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  • Ready, read.
  • 00:23:44.230 --> 00:23:46.090
  • - [All Together] Now as He was going out on the road,
  • 00:23:46.090 --> 00:23:49.240
  • one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him,
  • 00:23:49.240 --> 00:23:53.210
  • - [Pastor] What did he ask Him?
  • 00:23:53.210 --> 00:23:55.040
  • - [All Together] "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may
  • 00:23:55.040 --> 00:23:57.010
  • "inherit eternal life?"
  • 00:23:57.010 --> 00:23:59.090
  • - [Pastor] Inherit what?
  • 00:23:59.090 --> 00:24:00.140
  • - [All Together] Eternal life.
  • 00:24:00.140 --> 00:24:02.080
  • - And so Jesus said unto him, what did He say?
  • 00:24:02.080 --> 00:24:04.230
  • - [All Together] "Why do you call Me good?
  • 00:24:04.230 --> 00:24:07.060
  • "No one is good but One, that is, God.
  • 00:24:07.060 --> 00:24:09.290
  • - That's God, right?
  • 00:24:09.290 --> 00:24:11.190
  • You know the commandments: 'Don't commit adultery,'
  • 00:24:11.190 --> 00:24:15.240
  • - 'Do not murder,' - Don't murder.
  • 00:24:16.290 --> 00:24:18.260
  • - 'Do not steal,' - Don't steal.
  • 00:24:18.260 --> 00:24:21.040
  • - [All Together] 'Do not bear false witness,'
  • 00:24:21.040 --> 00:24:22.110
  • - That's why I don't understand Steeler fans.
  • 00:24:22.110 --> 00:24:23.170
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:24:23.170 --> 00:24:26.200
  • Do not bear false witness.
  • 00:24:26.200 --> 00:24:29.140
  • - 'Do not defraud,' - Don't defraud.
  • 00:24:29.140 --> 00:24:31.090
  • - [All Together] 'Honor your father and your mother.'
  • 00:24:31.090 --> 00:24:33.120
  • - Watch this "And he answered," who answered?
  • 00:24:33.120 --> 00:24:37.090
  • The rich young ruler.
  • 00:24:37.090 --> 00:24:39.010
  • He answered him and said, what?
  • 00:24:39.010 --> 00:24:41.030
  • - [All Together] "Teacher, all these things have I kept
  • 00:24:41.030 --> 00:24:45.030
  • "from my youth.
  • 00:24:45.030 --> 00:24:46.240
  • - "Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him."
  • 00:24:46.240 --> 00:24:50.090
  • You ever had somebody love you through their look?
  • 00:24:51.220 --> 00:24:53.060
  • Like they was about to tell you something and say
  • 00:24:53.060 --> 00:24:56.140
  • give you that love look?
  • 00:24:58.080 --> 00:24:59.180
  • Jesus looked at him and loved him, right?
  • 00:24:59.180 --> 00:25:03.060
  • "and said to him,
  • 00:25:03.060 --> 00:25:05.080
  • - [All Together] "One thing you lack:"
  • 00:25:05.080 --> 00:25:08.000
  • - Jesus.
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  • Let's just stop right there.
  • 00:25:09.030 --> 00:25:11.130
  • He certainly wouldn't have been able to say that to Dr. D.
  • 00:25:12.240 --> 00:25:15.100
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:25:15.100 --> 00:25:18.000
  • One thing you lack.
  • 00:25:18.000 --> 00:25:19.170
  • That's powerful.
  • 00:25:20.200 --> 00:25:22.040
  • He'd probably have to say about five, six things
  • 00:25:22.040 --> 00:25:24.180
  • you lack, DeeDee.
  • 00:25:24.180 --> 00:25:26.000
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:25:26.260 --> 00:25:29.080
  • He said, it's just one thing that you lack.
  • 00:25:29.080 --> 00:25:33.050
  • Imagine God just telling you...
  • 00:25:33.050 --> 00:25:35.230
  • Look at your neighbor and say how many things would He
  • 00:25:41.120 --> 00:25:42.240
  • say you lack?
  • 00:25:42.240 --> 00:25:44.160
  • (audience laughing)
  • 00:25:44.160 --> 00:25:47.160
  • You were late this morning coming to church...
  • 00:25:48.270 --> 00:25:52.090
  • One thing you lack.
  • 00:25:53.290 --> 00:25:56.050
  • "Go your way,"
  • 00:25:56.050 --> 00:25:58.040
  • That's one thing, back up, 'cause I see that.
  • 00:25:58.040 --> 00:26:01.160
  • And it's interesting that this is together.
  • 00:26:01.160 --> 00:26:04.180
  • And this is more illumination than revelation.
  • 00:26:04.180 --> 00:26:08.050
  • I can't justify this through the scripture,
  • 00:26:08.050 --> 00:26:11.130
  • but there are ways that we lack by going our way.
  • 00:26:11.130 --> 00:26:15.160
  • (audience agrees)
  • 00:26:17.240 --> 00:26:21.010
  • Can you see that?
  • 00:26:21.010 --> 00:26:22.140
  • Because Jesus is the way, the truth...
  • 00:26:23.200 --> 00:26:27.090
  • - [Audience] And the life.
  • 00:26:27.090 --> 00:26:28.290
  • - You can lack in life by going your way.
  • 00:26:28.290 --> 00:26:31.290
  • 'Cause there's a way that...
  • 00:26:31.290 --> 00:26:34.190
  • - [Audience] Seems right.
  • 00:26:34.190 --> 00:26:35.270
  • - You all a good class.
  • 00:26:35.270 --> 00:26:37.040
  • But the end of that way, are the ways
  • 00:26:37.040 --> 00:26:39.030
  • - [All Together] Of death and destruction.
  • 00:26:39.030 --> 00:26:41.200
  • - Watch this.
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  • You've been going your way.
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  • And watch this, and even if it doesn't go your way,
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  • now you're still upset.
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  • (audience agrees)
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  • You ever met people everything has to go their way?
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  • - Ladies and Gentleman, I believe
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  • it's a greater sin to not get back up and fight again.
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  • That's what God wants you to do.
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  • When you fall, he says rise up and go forward.
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  • (clapping)
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  • - We don't just survive things,
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  • we overcome in every area of our lives.
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  • - God has some design the human mechanism,
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  • the spirit, soul, and body
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  • that your life begins to move in the direction
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  • of what you see.
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  • - You got to visualize.
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  • You gotta verbalize.
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  • You gotta internalize until it materializes.
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  • - If you see health, your body will move in that direction.
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  • - Whew.
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