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Principles of Multiplication Part 2

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September 18, 2020
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In his last message of The Blessed Life series; “The Principles of Multiplication part two;” Pastor Robert continues sharing from the story where Jesus fed the five thousand.

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Principles of Multiplication Part 2

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  • PASTOR ROBERT MORRIS: I'm goingto say that again, because
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  • that's extremely important.
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  • What if they had just startedgiving it away,
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  • and Jesus had not blessed it?
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  • Would it everhave multiplied?
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  • No. It's a blessing gift.
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  • It's the same way when yougive a little here
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  • and a little there, but youdon't bring the first
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  • 10% to the house of God.
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  • PASTOR ROBERT: Welcometo The Blessed Life.
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  • Did you know that therereally is a secret
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  • in God's Word about howto handle your money?
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  • Stay tuned.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • PASTOR ROBERT: So, let meask you a question.
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  • Would it be all right withyou if God multiplied
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  • your resources?
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  • Would that be all right?
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  • So, two principles ofmultiplication, all right?
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  • They're real simple.
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  • Here's number one.
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  • It has to be blessedbefore it can multiply.
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  • It has to be blessedbefore it can multiply.
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  • And we've learned fromthis series, the way
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  • our finances are blessed, we'veseen this over and over again,
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  • is we bring the first 10%to the house of God.
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  • Even Hebrews backs it up,New Testament,
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  • that Jesus Himself receivesand blesses our finances.
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  • So, you have togive the first.
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  • See, I know some people whogive a little here,
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  • and give a little there,but they don't bring
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  • the first 10%to the house of God.
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  • Listen to me.
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  • Their finances are not blessedand they will never multiply,
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  • because only Jesuscan bless them.
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  • Think about this.
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  • What if the discipleshad given away,
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  • given out the two fishand the five loaves
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  • before Jesus blessed it?
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  • Now, I'm going to saythat again, because that's
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  • extremely important.
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  • What if they had just startedgiving it away,
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  • and Jesus had not blessed it?
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  • Would it everhave multiplied?
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  • No. It's a blessing gift.
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  • It's the same way when you givea little here
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  • and a little there, but youdon't bring the first
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  • 10% to the house of God.
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  • It does not have the blessingof Jesus on it.
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  • There's a couple in ourchurch that, when I shared
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  • this series one time,they had been giving 10%,
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  • but they'd been giving 5%to Gateway
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  • and 5% to a missionsorganization.
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  • And when I shared aboutthe tithe... we do believe in
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  • giving to missionsorganizations,
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  • but that's over and abovethe tithe.
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  • The tithe comes tothe local church where you are.
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  • And so, they said,we had the check written.
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  • We tore it up and madethe check out for the full 10%
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  • to the church,and here's what they said.
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  • That was on a Sunday.
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  • On a Monday, we had beenwaiting for a bonus
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  • that we were supposedto receive, had been told
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  • we were to receive it.
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  • We'd been waiting formonths for this bonus.
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  • And on Monday, it was inthe mail, and they wrote
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  • a letter that said we feel sobadly that this took so long
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  • for you to get this, that weactually added some to it,
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  • and the amount that they addedwas the exact amount
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  • that they added the daybefore on their check.
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  • You will never convince methat was a coincidence.
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  • It's God saying,do it My way.
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  • So, it has to be blessedbefore it can multiply.
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  • Here's principle number two.
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  • It has to be given awaybefore it can multiply.
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  • It has to be given awaybefore it can multiply.
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  • So the first principlerefers to tithing,
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  • bringing the first 10%to the local church,
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  • and Jesus blesses it.
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  • But once He's blessed it,now you can give over and above.
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  • You can give an extra offering,or in our case we call it
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  • Heart for the Kingdom.
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  • You can give offeringsover and above,
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  • to missions organizations,to things like this.
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  • Okay.
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  • But, it has to be given away.
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  • Think about this.
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  • What if the disciples,after Jesus had blessed it...
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  • what if the discipleshad eaten it?
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  • It never wouldhave multiplied.
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  • Two fish, five rolls -what if Jesus blessed it
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  • and then they just ate it?
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  • It never wouldhave multiplied.
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  • There are a lot of peoplewho will tithe, but they don't
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  • give anything above,and here's the sad thing.
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  • It has the potentialto multiply,
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  • but they just keep eating it.
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  • Okay, so let me tell you howthis worked out in my own life
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  • and in Debbie's life.
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  • I got saved nine monthsafter Debbie and I were married.
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  • And I heard, a few months laterheard my first message
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  • on tithing,and immediately we tithed,
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  • and God began to bless us.
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  • I went to Bible collegeand then I was
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  • a traveling evangelist, so Idid not work at any church.
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  • I didn't receive any salaryfrom a church.
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  • At that time, I only receivedofferings or honorariums
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  • when I would travel and speak.
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  • And so, I'm doing that fora living and the Lord spoke
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  • to me one day in my quiet time,and He said I want you
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  • to get your finances in orderso I can bless them.
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  • Now, I want you to thinkabout that.
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  • That's a very importantimpression that I received
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  • from the Lord - I want youto get your finances in order
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  • so I can bless them.
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  • God cannot bless thingsout of order.
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  • And we have a stewardshipdepartment that can help
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  • your finances in order.
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  • So I said, well, Lord,what do you want me to do?
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  • Back then I didn't know whatto do, and He told me
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  • three things, so I'm going totell you the three things
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  • He told me.
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  • He said, number one,get out of debt.
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  • Now, this means different thingsto different people.
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  • Different people havedifferent convictions, okay?
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  • For us, we could still havea mortgage, but we were not
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  • to borrow fordepreciating items,
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  • only appreciating items likea mortgage on a home.
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  • So, we have a mortgageto this day,
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  • and we have had a mortgage,but we put it on
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  • a 15-year note and we do ourbest to pay it off, okay?
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  • So, I just wanted you to know,because when I say that,
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  • I want you to let the Lordapply it to you
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  • how He applies it to you, okay?
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  • So, number one,He said to get out of debt.
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  • So for us, the first thingthat we needed to do,
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  • we had this car that wastoo big for us.
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  • The payment was too big,and so we sold that car,
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  • and we bought a car for cash,$750.
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  • That was all we could afford.
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  • So we bought a car for $750,but you've got to hear me.
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  • We actually loved that car.
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  • I mean, we loved it,because we were getting
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  • our finances in order.
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  • We loved that car.
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  • We prayed over it.
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  • We anointed it with oil,about a quart a week,
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  • and we drove that car.
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  • Okay, the second thingthe Lord said to me
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  • was don't manipulate.
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  • Don't manipulate.
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  • Now, I was in ministry,but a whole bunch of people
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  • manipulate for money, and Godnever blesses manipulation.
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  • Manipulation comes from a rootword that means witchcraft.
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  • So, you cannot manipulate.
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  • You can't drop hints andexpect God to provide for you.
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  • And so for me, I said, well,Lord, how does that work out?
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  • He said, well, when someoneasks you to come speak,
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  • they say, what are yourfinancial requirements
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  • for coming, and you say,pay our expenses
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  • and give us an offering.
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  • And some of my friendswould actually say pay
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  • our expenses, give us anoffering, and the offering
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  • has to be a minimum of...
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  • I never even said that.
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  • I just said whatever.
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  • Just pay our expensesand give us an offering.
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  • Here's what the Lordsaid to me.
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  • He said, from now on you say,I have no financial requirements
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  • for coming.
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  • By the way, this was about30 years ago,
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  • and I still do that to this day.
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  • I have no financialrequirements for coming.
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  • And the Lord said to me,I want to teach you
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  • who your provider is, that it'snot how you arrange things,
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  • it's Me.
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  • Now again, other people,you can do things differently.
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  • Don't put this on you.
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  • Let the Lord speak to youwhat He wants you to do.
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  • So, this guy calls me.
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  • I will never forget,first guy that calls and says,
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  • Robert, can you come and speak?
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  • I said yes.
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  • We worked out a date.
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  • He said, what are yourfinancial requirements
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  • for coming?
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  • I said, I have no financialrequirements for coming.
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  • And I remember he said, well,that's good,
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  • because I don't even thinkwe can pay your gas.
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  • Now, he didn't saypay your expenses,
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  • he said pay your gas.
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  • Let me tell you whythat's important.
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  • We get in that $750 car.
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  • We start driving.
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  • It was to Oklahoma, and westart driving to Oklahoma.
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  • I stopped to fillthe car up with gas.
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  • I went in to pay for it,and the lady said to me,
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  • it's taken care of.
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  • I said, what do you mean,it's taken care of?
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  • She said, because when youpulled in,
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  • God told me that I was to fillyour car up with gas.
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  • And I went out and I got inthe car, and I said, Lord,
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  • I sure like doing it betteryour way than my way.
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  • And here's the third thingthe Lord said to me - give.
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  • So He said, get out of debt,don't manipulate, give.
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  • Now, I have to tellyou what happened.
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  • I said to the Lord...
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  • I said, Lord, I do give.
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  • I tithe.
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  • Now, please don't getoffended by this.
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  • This is just the impressionthat I got in my spirit
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  • when I said it.
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  • I said, Lord, I do give.
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  • I tithe.
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  • I felt like the Lord went,ha ha ha ha.
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  • I mean, really.
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  • I mean, I kind of felt likeit was like, ha ha ha ha, idiot.
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  • You know, and that's whatI felt.
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  • And I went, wait,what do you mean, Lord?
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  • I do.
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  • I give 10%.
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  • He said, you don't give 10%.
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  • You return 10%.
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  • He said, the 10%'s mine.
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  • And when you read the languagein the Bible,
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  • if you don't return it,then you've stolen it.
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  • That's the language.
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  • I can show it to you,in Joshua and in Malachi.
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  • Robbed and stolen,those are the two words
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  • God uses.
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  • He used that.
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  • So I said, well, Lord,what do you mean, give?
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  • He said, I mean give overand above the tithe.
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  • That's when you give.
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  • And I asked Him threevery important questions.
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  • I said, well, Lord,how will I know when to give,
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  • how will I know where to give,and how will I know how much
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  • to give?
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  • Aren't thoseimportant questions?
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  • Well, listen to Hisvery simple answer.
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  • Here's what He said.
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  • I'll tell you.
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  • I'll tell you.
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  • My people hear my voice.
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  • My sheep hear my voice.
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  • And so I said,well, okay, Lord.
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  • So, not long after that,I go to speak at a church.
  • 00:09:48.947 --> 00:09:51.650
  • Now, you have to remember,the only salary
  • 00:09:51.750 --> 00:09:54.219
  • that Debbie and I received waswhen I would go and speak
  • 00:09:54.319 --> 00:09:55.720
  • in a church and if they wouldgive us an offering.
  • 00:09:55.820 --> 00:09:58.456
  • And I said, you don't haveto give us anything.
  • 00:09:58.556 --> 00:10:00.291
  • So, I go to speak for thischurch, and it's the only
  • 00:10:00.392 --> 00:10:02.193
  • speaking engagementI have for the whole month.
  • 00:10:02.293 --> 00:10:05.764
  • I only had one engagementthat whole month, all right?
  • 00:10:05.864 --> 00:10:08.733
  • And it's at a churchwith about 60 people
  • 00:10:08.833 --> 00:10:11.102
  • in attendance.
  • 00:10:11.202 --> 00:10:12.337
  • And I go and I speak at thatchurch, and I said,
  • 00:10:12.437 --> 00:10:15.840
  • I have no requirementsfor coming.
  • 00:10:15.940 --> 00:10:17.108
  • The pastor getsup afterwards.
  • 00:10:17.208 --> 00:10:18.576
  • He tells thewhole church that.
  • 00:10:18.677 --> 00:10:19.944
  • He said, he has no financialrequirements for coming.
  • 00:10:20.045 --> 00:10:22.113
  • I want us to give an offering,and I want us to give
  • 00:10:22.213 --> 00:10:24.049
  • a good offering.
  • 00:10:24.149 --> 00:10:25.316
  • So they count it, and thenthey bring the check to
  • 00:10:25.417 --> 00:10:27.619
  • the pastor, and we're standing,like right here at the front,
  • 00:10:27.719 --> 00:10:29.654
  • and the pastorbrings me this check.
  • 00:10:29.754 --> 00:10:31.189
  • He says, look at this.
  • 00:10:31.289 --> 00:10:32.991
  • Look at this.
  • 00:10:33.091 --> 00:10:33.992
  • He said, we've never giventhis much,
  • 00:10:34.092 --> 00:10:35.160
  • and he was so excited to beable to do that.
  • 00:10:35.260 --> 00:10:36.961
  • And I looked down at the amount,and the amount was
  • 00:10:37.062 --> 00:10:39.497
  • the exact amount of ourmonthly budget...exactly.
  • 00:10:39.597 --> 00:10:43.201
  • And while I'm looking atthat check and thinking how
  • 00:10:43.301 --> 00:10:47.105
  • faithful God is, I kind ofglance up and I looked over
  • 00:10:47.205 --> 00:10:49.441
  • the shoulder of this pastorthat's talking to me,
  • 00:10:49.541 --> 00:10:52.343
  • and I see at the back ofthe church a missionary
  • 00:10:52.444 --> 00:10:54.579
  • that had just spokenright before I spoke,
  • 00:10:54.679 --> 00:10:57.515
  • shared a report, and this voicesaid to me,
  • 00:10:57.615 --> 00:11:00.518
  • give him the offering.
  • 00:11:00.618 --> 00:11:03.354
  • And I remember exactlywhat I thought.
  • 00:11:03.455 --> 00:11:04.656
  • I rebuke you, Satan.
  • 00:11:04.756 --> 00:11:06.624
  • That's not God.
  • 00:11:06.725 --> 00:11:08.293
  • That's not God.
  • 00:11:08.393 --> 00:11:09.194
  • Get behind me, Satan.
  • 00:11:09.294 --> 00:11:10.361
  • Get behind me, Satan.
  • 00:11:10.462 --> 00:11:12.130
  • That is not God.
  • 00:11:12.230 --> 00:11:13.631
  • I remember...it's funny, I know,but I remember even saying,
  • 00:11:13.732 --> 00:11:16.434
  • that's not you.
  • 00:11:16.534 --> 00:11:18.169
  • That's not you.
  • 00:11:18.269 --> 00:11:19.337
  • I know you.
  • 00:11:19.437 --> 00:11:20.004
  • It's not you.
  • 00:11:20.105 --> 00:11:20.739
  • You would not do that, God.
  • 00:11:20.839 --> 00:11:22.073
  • And then I remember the Lordsaid to me, I told you that
  • 00:11:22.173 --> 00:11:24.843
  • I would tell you when to give,and where to give,
  • 00:11:24.943 --> 00:11:28.346
  • and how much to give,and I'm telling you
  • 00:11:28.446 --> 00:11:29.948
  • to give right now to thatmissionary, the whole amount.
  • 00:11:30.048 --> 00:11:32.617
  • And so, the sanctuary wasclearing out by now,
  • 00:11:32.717 --> 00:11:37.522
  • and I endorsed the checkwhen no one was looking,
  • 00:11:37.622 --> 00:11:40.158
  • folded it in half, and I went tothe missionary and said,
  • 00:11:40.258 --> 00:11:42.193
  • I want to give you something,but don't look at it
  • 00:11:42.293 --> 00:11:45.029
  • until after you leave, becauseit was a very large amount.
  • 00:11:45.130 --> 00:11:48.066
  • And I said, and don't evertell anyone I did this,
  • 00:11:48.166 --> 00:11:53.304
  • because I didn't want tomanipulate in any way.
  • 00:11:53.404 --> 00:11:55.707
  • I believe now I am supposedto share these testimonies
  • 00:11:55.807 --> 00:11:59.344
  • to help other people,but back then
  • 00:11:59.444 --> 00:12:00.979
  • I didn't share any of thesethings that I was doing.
  • 00:12:01.079 --> 00:12:02.981
  • So I gave him this offering,and he, you know,
  • 00:12:03.081 --> 00:12:07.452
  • said thank you.
  • 00:12:07.552 --> 00:12:08.953
  • And then Debbie and I walkedoutside, and there were
  • 00:12:09.053 --> 00:12:10.455
  • some couples standingin the parking lot.
  • 00:12:10.555 --> 00:12:11.956
  • And one of the couples said,hey, we're going to go
  • 00:12:12.056 --> 00:12:13.424
  • get some pizza,do y'all want to go?
  • 00:12:13.525 --> 00:12:15.460
  • And we said, yeah, you know,because we were broke, you know?
  • 00:12:15.560 --> 00:12:19.130
  • And so, yeah, sure.
  • 00:12:19.230 --> 00:12:20.498
  • Oh yeah, sure.
  • 00:12:20.598 --> 00:12:21.199
  • We'd love to go eat pizza.
  • 00:12:21.299 --> 00:12:22.534
  • So, we go eat pizza with them,and there are six couples total,
  • 00:12:22.634 --> 00:12:26.504
  • so Debbie and I,and five other couples.
  • 00:12:26.604 --> 00:12:29.073
  • The sixth guy sat on...if you see this in your mind,
  • 00:12:29.174 --> 00:12:31.709
  • sat on one end of the table.
  • 00:12:31.810 --> 00:12:33.444
  • The sixth girl sat onthe other end of the table.
  • 00:12:33.545 --> 00:12:35.380
  • Debbie's all the wayat the end, on that end.
  • 00:12:35.480 --> 00:12:38.116
  • I'm at this end, all right?
  • 00:12:38.216 --> 00:12:39.584
  • And then this guy, acrossfrom me, that I had met
  • 00:12:39.684 --> 00:12:42.554
  • one time before, just once.
  • 00:12:42.654 --> 00:12:44.556
  • I'd just met him one time.
  • 00:12:44.656 --> 00:12:45.924
  • He just leans across thetable like this, you know,
  • 00:12:46.024 --> 00:12:48.860
  • and so...and he said to me,how much was the love offering?
  • 00:12:48.960 --> 00:12:53.464
  • Just like that.
  • 00:12:53.565 --> 00:12:55.233
  • And again, becauseI'm a numbers person,
  • 00:12:55.333 --> 00:12:56.534
  • I knew exactly what it was,and so I told him the number.
  • 00:12:56.634 --> 00:12:58.937
  • And remember, it was anoffering, not an honorarium.
  • 00:12:59.037 --> 00:13:01.439
  • An honorarium is with zeros.
  • 00:13:01.539 --> 00:13:04.142
  • It's a round amount,like $250 or $500,
  • 00:13:04.242 --> 00:13:06.578
  • or something like that.
  • 00:13:06.678 --> 00:13:07.846
  • This was an offering that had,you know,
  • 00:13:07.946 --> 00:13:10.782
  • dollars and cents on it.
  • 00:13:10.882 --> 00:13:12.350
  • So I told him how much it was,and then this guy says to me,
  • 00:13:12.450 --> 00:13:17.922
  • where's the check?
  • 00:13:18.022 --> 00:13:20.859
  • Like that.
  • 00:13:20.959 --> 00:13:22.126
  • And I know you're supposedto tell the truth,
  • 00:13:22.227 --> 00:13:23.795
  • but I got kind of flustered.
  • 00:13:23.895 --> 00:13:25.630
  • I didn't know what to say,and I didn't know why this guy
  • 00:13:25.730 --> 00:13:27.665
  • was questioning me,and so I just heard myself say,
  • 00:13:27.765 --> 00:13:30.568
  • Debbie has it.
  • 00:13:30.668 --> 00:13:40.678
  • And so, he says to me,go get it.
  • 00:13:40.778 --> 00:13:44.182
  • I want to see it.
  • 00:13:44.282 --> 00:13:46.851
  • So I said, okay.
  • 00:13:46.951 --> 00:13:51.189
  • So I get up and I walk downto where Debbie is,
  • 00:13:51.289 --> 00:13:53.024
  • and I lean down to herand I said, how's your pizza?
  • 00:13:53.124 --> 00:13:56.327
  • Is it good?
  • 00:13:56.427 --> 00:13:57.195
  • Okay, good.
  • 00:13:57.295 --> 00:13:58.129
  • There's nothing else to say.
  • 00:13:58.229 --> 00:13:59.597
  • There's no check.
  • 00:13:59.697 --> 00:14:02.533
  • And so I go back, and again,I know you're supposed to
  • 00:14:02.634 --> 00:14:04.035
  • tell the truth,but I don't know.
  • 00:14:04.135 --> 00:14:05.370
  • Why is this guyasking me this?
  • 00:14:05.470 --> 00:14:06.537
  • Why is he questioning me?
  • 00:14:06.638 --> 00:14:07.505
  • And, I didn't way to say...in my heart,
  • 00:14:07.605 --> 00:14:08.940
  • I didn't want to brag.
  • 00:14:09.040 --> 00:14:10.575
  • I didn't want to say we gaveit to a missionary,
  • 00:14:10.675 --> 00:14:12.877
  • and it's the only meetingwe have this month.
  • 00:14:12.977 --> 00:14:14.479
  • I didn't want to say that.
  • 00:14:14.579 --> 00:14:15.947
  • And so, I justheard myself again.
  • 00:14:16.047 --> 00:14:18.783
  • I said, it's in the car.
  • 00:14:18.883 --> 00:14:24.022
  • And he said,it's not in the car.
  • 00:14:24.122 --> 00:14:29.060
  • So I said, where is it?
  • 00:14:29.160 --> 00:14:38.770
  • I mean, you know so much, pal.
  • 00:14:38.870 --> 00:14:41.539
  • I just startedgetting frustrated.
  • 00:14:41.639 --> 00:14:43.107
  • Why is this guygrilling me like this?
  • 00:14:43.207 --> 00:14:44.976
  • What's going on here?
  • 00:14:45.076 --> 00:14:46.277
  • And this guy said to me,who by the way is now a member
  • 00:14:46.377 --> 00:14:49.814
  • of our church and hasverified this testimony.
  • 00:14:49.914 --> 00:14:53.685
  • This guy said to me,you gave it away, didn't you?
  • 00:14:53.785 --> 00:14:57.221
  • And I said, yes.
  • 00:14:57.322 --> 00:14:59.891
  • I said, how doyou know that?
  • 00:14:59.991 --> 00:15:01.559
  • I'd only met himone time before.
  • 00:15:01.659 --> 00:15:04.462
  • I said, how doyou know that?
  • 00:15:04.562 --> 00:15:05.563
  • He said, because God told me.
  • 00:15:05.663 --> 00:15:07.632
  • And he reached in his pocketand he pulled out a check
  • 00:15:07.732 --> 00:15:09.801
  • that he had written beforehe came to the service
  • 00:15:09.901 --> 00:15:12.437
  • that night, and I found outlater, which I didn't even know,
  • 00:15:12.537 --> 00:15:14.772
  • he didn't even attendthat church.
  • 00:15:14.872 --> 00:15:16.708
  • He just heard I was speakingand God told him,
  • 00:15:16.808 --> 00:15:18.176
  • go give him this check.
  • 00:15:18.276 --> 00:15:20.111
  • So, he writes a check outbefore he comes.
  • 00:15:20.211 --> 00:15:23.081
  • He holds this check outthat's made out to our ministry,
  • 00:15:23.181 --> 00:15:25.917
  • and he holds it up like this.
  • 00:15:26.017 --> 00:15:27.251
  • Now, listen to me.
  • 00:15:27.352 --> 00:15:28.486
  • Before God in heaven,and this man has verified this,
  • 00:15:28.586 --> 00:15:30.121
  • it was exactly ten timesthe amount of the check
  • 00:15:30.221 --> 00:15:34.625
  • that I'd just given away,down to the penny, exactly.
  • 00:15:34.726 --> 00:15:39.163
  • He said, here.
  • 00:15:39.263 --> 00:15:41.065
  • And he's holding the top of it,and I reached out
  • 00:15:41.165 --> 00:15:43.267
  • and I took the bottom of it,but he wouldn't let it go.
  • 00:15:43.368 --> 00:15:48.706
  • And I realized, he wantsto tell me something.
  • 00:15:48.806 --> 00:15:51.609
  • He wants to say something.
  • 00:15:51.709 --> 00:15:52.944
  • I now know he wantedto impart something.
  • 00:15:53.044 --> 00:15:55.279
  • You do know there's a giftof giving in the body of Christ.
  • 00:15:55.380 --> 00:15:57.949
  • There's a gift of giving.
  • 00:15:58.049 --> 00:15:59.784
  • That's a spiritual gift.
  • 00:15:59.884 --> 00:16:00.985
  • So, I'm holding the bottom,he's holding the top.
  • 00:16:01.085 --> 00:16:04.222
  • He looked right acrossthe top of the check,
  • 00:16:04.322 --> 00:16:05.957
  • right into my eyes, and he said,God's about to teach you about
  • 00:16:06.057 --> 00:16:09.127
  • giving so you can teachthe body of Christ,
  • 00:16:09.227 --> 00:16:11.763
  • and he let the check go.
  • 00:16:11.863 --> 00:16:13.398
  • Here's what came into my mindwhen he let that check go.
  • 00:16:13.498 --> 00:16:17.635
  • Here's what I thought.
  • 00:16:17.735 --> 00:16:19.070
  • This is God's money.
  • 00:16:19.170 --> 00:16:24.876
  • This is not my money,this is God's money.
  • 00:16:24.976 --> 00:16:26.778
  • All of it, from nowon, is God's money.
  • 00:16:26.878 --> 00:16:28.346
  • By God's grace, I have hadthat thought with every
  • 00:16:28.446 --> 00:16:32.450
  • check that I've receivedsince then, and we've been
  • 00:16:32.550 --> 00:16:35.486
  • very blessed financiallybecause for some reason,
  • 00:16:35.586 --> 00:16:38.523
  • people buy the books thatI write, and so we've been
  • 00:16:38.623 --> 00:16:40.792
  • very, very blessed.
  • 00:16:40.892 --> 00:16:41.993
  • I still don't know why,but we've been very blessed.
  • 00:16:42.093 --> 00:16:44.295
  • We've been able to give awhole lot to the kingdom of God.
  • 00:16:44.395 --> 00:16:47.665
  • But I thought,this is God's money.
  • 00:16:47.765 --> 00:16:49.934
  • Do you know the first thingwe did?
  • 00:16:50.034 --> 00:16:51.736
  • We bought a single mother a car,and we still had the $750 car.
  • 00:16:51.836 --> 00:16:56.340
  • We started paying peoplesalaries that were out of work.
  • 00:16:56.441 --> 00:16:58.576
  • We started giving 70% ofour income to the Lord.
  • 00:16:58.676 --> 00:17:01.813
  • We just started giving.
  • 00:17:01.913 --> 00:17:03.381
  • And we never told anyone,and money started coming in
  • 00:17:03.481 --> 00:17:06.684
  • from everywhere, and we justkept funneling it
  • 00:17:06.784 --> 00:17:08.653
  • through to people.
  • 00:17:08.753 --> 00:17:10.054
  • I remember a few years later wehad a van that we traveled in.
  • 00:17:10.154 --> 00:17:15.126
  • It was a green van, and Iremember the Lord telling me
  • 00:17:15.226 --> 00:17:18.529
  • actually to sell it,and we traveled
  • 00:17:18.629 --> 00:17:20.565
  • all the time at that time.
  • 00:17:20.665 --> 00:17:21.966
  • My oldest son, Josh,some of you know him.
  • 00:17:22.066 --> 00:17:25.436
  • When he was three years old,we were somewhere speaking
  • 00:17:25.536 --> 00:17:29.040
  • and someone actually saidto him, where do you live?
  • 00:17:29.140 --> 00:17:31.809
  • He said, in the van.
  • 00:17:31.909 --> 00:17:33.744
  • So, the Lord told me tosell the van for $12.000.
  • 00:17:33.845 --> 00:17:38.916
  • I sold it.
  • 00:17:39.016 --> 00:17:40.051
  • We went to the mission fieldright after that,
  • 00:17:40.151 --> 00:17:41.819
  • and this missionary drove thisold, rickety van, and I said,
  • 00:17:41.919 --> 00:17:45.556
  • why don't you get you a new van?
  • 00:17:45.656 --> 00:17:46.858
  • He said, I'm about to.
  • 00:17:46.958 --> 00:17:48.192
  • He said, God showed me last weeka van that we're going to buy.
  • 00:17:48.292 --> 00:17:50.328
  • I said, how much is it?
  • 00:17:50.428 --> 00:17:51.295
  • Anybody want totake a guess?
  • 00:17:51.395 --> 00:17:54.532
  • $12.000, and webought that van.
  • 00:17:54.632 --> 00:17:57.735
  • We've been living this wayfor years, giving, and giving,
  • 00:17:57.835 --> 00:18:01.038
  • and giving extravagantly,and it's verified.
  • 00:18:01.139 --> 00:18:04.008
  • The elders of the churchknow it.
  • 00:18:04.108 --> 00:18:05.877
  • Steve knows it.
  • 00:18:05.977 --> 00:18:07.044
  • Steve was telling me I'm oneof the highest givers
  • 00:18:07.145 --> 00:18:08.379
  • in the church.
  • 00:18:08.479 --> 00:18:09.881
  • And that's not because of mysalary, it's because of
  • 00:18:09.981 --> 00:18:11.115
  • the outside income thatthe Lord's blessed me with,
  • 00:18:11.215 --> 00:18:13.384
  • and I'm grateful for that.
  • 00:18:13.484 --> 00:18:14.452
  • But, let me wrap this up.
  • 00:18:14.552 --> 00:18:17.121
  • Let me tell youwhat happened.
  • 00:18:17.221 --> 00:18:18.356
  • A few years after this,I was having my quiet time
  • 00:18:18.456 --> 00:18:21.993
  • and the Lord just spoketo me one day.
  • 00:18:22.093 --> 00:18:26.531
  • I was reading in Philippiansabout Jesus gave up everything,
  • 00:18:26.631 --> 00:18:29.834
  • and the Lord said to me,would you give me everything?
  • 00:18:29.934 --> 00:18:36.073
  • And when He said it, I knewwhat He meant, and He meant
  • 00:18:36.174 --> 00:18:38.910
  • everything in my personalchecking account,
  • 00:18:39.010 --> 00:18:42.547
  • everything in our,Debbie and mine,
  • 00:18:42.647 --> 00:18:45.016
  • everything in ourpersonal savings,
  • 00:18:45.116 --> 00:18:46.684
  • everything in ourministry account,
  • 00:18:46.784 --> 00:18:48.953
  • and everything in ourministry savings,
  • 00:18:49.053 --> 00:18:50.721
  • which would be likea business account.
  • 00:18:50.821 --> 00:18:52.290
  • That was where our incomecame from.
  • 00:18:52.390 --> 00:18:54.625
  • Everything in our retirement.
  • 00:18:54.725 --> 00:18:57.028
  • At that time we had two cars,both cars, and our house.
  • 00:18:57.128 --> 00:19:04.669
  • And the way we did that,by the way, because we gave it
  • 00:19:04.769 --> 00:19:07.738
  • to a pastor that hadfive children,
  • 00:19:07.838 --> 00:19:09.307
  • and the church said the best wayfor you to do it would be for
  • 00:19:09.407 --> 00:19:11.576
  • the church to buy the house asa parsonage, and then you give
  • 00:19:11.676 --> 00:19:14.946
  • the proceeds back to the church,and so that was what we did.
  • 00:19:15.046 --> 00:19:18.216
  • And the man who did that,who oversaw that transaction,
  • 00:19:18.316 --> 00:19:21.185
  • is also a member of our churchnow and can verify
  • 00:19:21.285 --> 00:19:23.154
  • that we gave that to the church.
  • 00:19:23.254 --> 00:19:25.323
  • So, and that was not Gateway.
  • 00:19:25.423 --> 00:19:26.891
  • That was a church I was a memberof a long time ago.
  • 00:19:26.991 --> 00:19:29.360
  • So anyway,we gave everything away.
  • 00:19:29.460 --> 00:19:31.762
  • So the next morning,I'm thinking about it,
  • 00:19:31.862 --> 00:19:35.733
  • and because I'm a math person,I'm adding it up in my mind,
  • 00:19:35.833 --> 00:19:39.136
  • all of these accounts, youknow, the cars, the house.
  • 00:19:39.237 --> 00:19:43.541
  • I'm adding it upand the Lord said to me,
  • 00:19:43.641 --> 00:19:45.910
  • what are you doing?
  • 00:19:46.010 --> 00:19:46.811
  • I said, nothing.
  • 00:19:46.911 --> 00:19:49.647
  • He said, no, whatare you doing?
  • 00:19:49.747 --> 00:19:50.915
  • I said, well, I don't wantto tell you what I'm doing.
  • 00:19:51.015 --> 00:19:53.985
  • And you know if you'rethinking something,
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  • that you don't tell Him whatyou're thinking,
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  • He doesn't know.
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  • He knows.
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  • Just so you know, He knows.
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  • So I said, well, Lord, I said,I'm not having a real spiritual
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  • thought right now,so I don't want to tell you.
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  • He said, tell mewhat you're thinking.
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  • I said, well,you know that old saying,
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  • you can't outgive God?
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  • He said, yeah,I've heard that.
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  • I said, well, I said,I don't mean this wrong,
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  • but...I think I did.
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  • I mean, when you add upeverything that I gave,
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  • I said, this timeI think I've gotcha.
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  • I have no reason whyI said that word.
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  • I said, I think I've gotcha,like that.
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  • And the Lord said to me,you think you've got me?
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  • And when He said that,the phone rang,
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  • and I picked up the phone.
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  • By the way, the man on theother end of the phone
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  • is a member of our church nowand has verified
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  • this story also.
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  • I picked up the phoneand I said, hello?
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  • And this guy said, Robert,God told me to help you
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  • with your transportation.
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  • And I thought,he's going to buy us a car.
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  • But even if he buys us a car,we just gave away both cars.
  • 00:21:03.954 --> 00:21:07.692
  • By the way, at that timewe'd given away nine cars.
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  • We've given away a lot morecars since then,
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  • and by the way, let me just bragon the Lord through you.
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  • Last year, you, Gateway Church,gave over 100 cars to people.
  • 00:21:16.133 --> 00:21:20.738
  • So, it's contagious,the spirit of giving.
  • 00:21:20.838 --> 00:21:23.974
  • And so, anyway, I was like,well, even if you buy us a car,
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  • Lord, I've still got you,because Gateway...
  • 00:21:27.011 --> 00:21:28.479
  • all of our retirement,and house, and I said,
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  • I've still got you.
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  • But, thank you for the car,you know.
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  • And so I said, well, whatdid the Lord tell you to do?
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  • This is what the guy said.
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  • He told me to buy youan airplane.
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  • And, he said, I'm going topay for the maintenance,
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  • and the hangar,and the insurance,
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  • and the fuel,and I've hired a pilot
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  • and I'm going to pay his salary.
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  • Here's his name and number,and you just call him and tell
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  • him where you want to go,and when you want to go,
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  • and the Lord said to me, gotcha.
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  • Gotcha.
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  • Now, listen to me.
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  • This is not a message -give and you get an airplane.
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  • Okay?
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  • By the way, I want to clarify.
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  • He gave the use ofthe airplane to us,
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  • and we gave the use of it backto him about a year later,
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  • and we don't havean airplane today.
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  • I don't own an airplane.
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  • The church doesn'town an airplane.
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  • So, this is not aboutan airplane,
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  • because that is not the bestpart of the testimony.
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  • Here's the best partof the testimony.
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  • A while after that,I was reading,
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  • and I was reading the mostfamous story about Solomon,
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  • and you know this story.
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  • What's the most famousstory about Solomon?
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  • The most famous story aboutSolomon is that God said
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  • to Solomon,ask anything you want,
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  • and I'll give it to you.
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  • Can you imagine Godsaying that to you?
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  • Can you imagine that?
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  • So, I'm reading thatand I thought it said at night
  • 00:22:49.026 --> 00:22:52.696
  • the Lord appeared to Solomonin a dream and said,
  • 00:22:52.797 --> 00:22:54.932
  • ask anything you want.
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  • So I thought...
  • 00:22:55.866 --> 00:22:56.967
  • the Lord leads us whenwe're reading the Bible.
  • 00:22:57.067 --> 00:22:58.502
  • I thought, I wonderwhat happened that day?
  • 00:22:58.602 --> 00:23:01.505
  • What happened that day washe was inaugurated
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  • the king of Israel, and it wastradition for the king
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  • to sacrifice one bullwhen he was inaugurated.
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  • Do you know how manySolomon sacrificed?
  • 00:23:10.414 --> 00:23:12.683
  • 1.000 bulls...1.000.
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  • That's pretty extravagant.
  • 00:23:18.422 --> 00:23:20.958
  • And I remember, the Lordsaid to me that day, I only say
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  • to extravagant givers,ask anything you want.
  • 00:23:27.031 --> 00:23:35.105
  • He said, I would never saythat to a selfish person,
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  • because I couldn't trust them,but I can trust givers.
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  • Now, I'm not even thinking aboutthat Debbie and I had given away
  • 00:23:40.878 --> 00:23:43.681
  • everything we had,but right then,
  • 00:23:43.781 --> 00:23:47.751
  • when the Lord said that to me,He said to me...ask.
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  • Ask anything you want.
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  • And I knew exactlywhat I wanted.
  • 00:24:08.072 --> 00:24:10.474
  • I've been very honest with you,and you know this.
  • 00:24:10.574 --> 00:24:12.843
  • I have an immoral past.
  • 00:24:12.943 --> 00:24:14.778
  • I was immoral after Debbieand I were married,
  • 00:24:14.879 --> 00:24:20.718
  • and I thought,when she finds out,
  • 00:24:20.818 --> 00:24:22.086
  • it's going to end our marriage.
  • 00:24:22.186 --> 00:24:24.688
  • So, I knew exactlywhat I wanted.
  • 00:24:24.788 --> 00:24:34.131
  • I said, God, I want for Debbieand I to be passionately in love
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  • for the rest of our lives.
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  • And this May, we celebrate35 years of marriage.
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  • That's betterthan an airplane.
  • 00:24:45.442 --> 00:24:49.079
  • That's betterthan an airplane.
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  • PASTOR ROBERT: What a Wordfrom God, that I could ask God
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  • to bless my marriage,and God has blessed my marriage,
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  • and I am so grateful,and God wants to bless you, too.
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  • He really does.
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  • He loves you.
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  • You're His child and He wantsto bless you, not just because
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  • He loves you, but He wants youto be a blessing.
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  • to get the book, and let Godtake you deeper in this subject,
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  • because we really get to give,we do not give to get.
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  • I love you so much,and I'm so proud of you
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  • for listening to God's Wordand obeying God's word.
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