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September 29, 2019
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Casey Treat

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  • - Casey Treat: Forty years ago
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  • in the city right behind me, I
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  • found out that God has a
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  • wonderful plan for my life.
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  • - Wendy Treat: And then we met,
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  • and we found that together, we
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  • can really make a difference for
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  • Jesus.
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  • - Casey: We've been sharing
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  • this message telling people all
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  • over the world, we want you to
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  • know, God has a wonderful life
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  • - Casey Treat: Welcome to the
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  • program today.
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  • I hope you have a moment to
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  • spend with me because it's gonna
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  • make a difference in your life.
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  • We're talking about blessed,
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  • this blessed life that God has
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  • called us to.
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  • Did you know the first thing he
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  • said about man when he created
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  • him and woman when he created
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  • her, he blessed them?
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  • Yeah, Genesis chapter 1,
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  • creation and then, and God
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  • blessed, the man and the woman.
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  • You know, the first thing he
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  • said to Abraham when he started
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  • the covenant, "I'm gonna bless
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  • you and you will be a blessing."
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  • And you know what Jesus said in
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  • the Sermon on the Mount?
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  • "Blessed is the man who hungers
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  • after God."
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  • So, it's all about blessing from
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  • beginning to end, and I want you
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  • to enter into that, make it
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  • real, make it practical, make it
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  • a part of your life every day.
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  • Always go to caseytreat.com to
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  • see more of our series, to catch
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  • more of our teaching, and all
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  • the things that don't make it to
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  • the television program,
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  • caseytreat.com.
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  • And remember, we're praying with
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  • you.
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  • We're believing for your family,
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  • for your job, your career, your
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  • future, that God is bringing his
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  • blessing.
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  • It's part of the abundant life,
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  • it's part of the blessing of
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  • Abraham.
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  • It's part of the promises that
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  • are yea and amen for you.
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  • Today, be ready to be
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  • encouraged, be empowered, be
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  • motivated, be moved forward in
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  • your relationship with God and
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  • in his blessing.
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  • - Casey: Yeah, but it's true
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  • for all of us, I guess, that
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  • sometimes it's hard to believe
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  • that God just wants to bless our
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  • lives.
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  • And we get so into the struggle
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  • of spirituality, and troubles of
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  • life, and God didn't answer
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  • prayer, and the disappointments,
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  • we forget the Bible is full of
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  • the blessing of the Lord.
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  • - Wendy Treat: Well, he starts
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  • off the beginning of the Bible,
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  • Genesis it says, "He saw and he
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  • - male: By bringing love,
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  • healing, and forgiveness, Jesus
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  • knew that people could change,
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  • as well as live better and
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  • happier lives.
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  • God wants to bless us and does
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  • so every day.
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  • We aren't always able to see our
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  • blessings because our hearts are
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  • not open to receive it.
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  • Join us for this series as we
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  • explore the blessings that God
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  • has for us and learn to open our
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  • hearts and be receptive to that
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  • blessing.
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  • God has a bright future for you
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  • and me.
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  • All we need to do is open our
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  • hearts to him.
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  • Receive this series on CD or
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  • DVD, along with God's Word for
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  • every circumstance by Pastor
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  • Casey Treat.
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  • This book will give you
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  • practical daily steps to walk
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  • through life in.
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  • This book will make it easy to
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  • overcome the world with
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  • Scriptures from the Bible just
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  • for your situation in an easy
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  • and practical way.
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  • Call us today at 800-294-0393.
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  • Also, don't forget to visit
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  • www.caseytreat.com for more
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  • - Casey: Wendy and I want to
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  • have some fun today talking
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  • about this message that we are
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  • starting called Blessed.
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  • And Wen, it seems strange to me,
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  • but it's true for all of us I
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  • guess, that sometimes it's hard
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  • to believe that God just wants
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  • to bless our lives.
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  • You know, we get so into the
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  • struggle of spirituality, and
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  • the troubles of life, and God
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  • didn't answer prayer, and the
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  • disappointments, we forget the
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  • Bible is full of the blessing of
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  • the Lord.
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  • Wendy: Well, he start off, the
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  • beginning of the Bible Genesis
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  • it said, "He saw and then he
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  • blessed us."
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  • And like many of us either have
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  • religious teaching that God is
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  • out to get us, or we have no
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  • teaching and all of our teaching
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  • has come from kind of the movies
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  • we've seen, or the conversations
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  • that we've heard, or the media
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  • that is not always pro blessing
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  • of the Lord to have in your
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  • life.
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  • And so, your view of God often
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  • is skewed with all these wrong
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  • perspectives about what God has
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  • for us.
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  • And so, then when we, when I've
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  • listened to this lesson on
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  • blessed, I felt inspired, I felt
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  • encouraged, I felt like lifted
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  • because I'm not immune to what
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  • has been taught to me also and
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  • that I quickly can go into that
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  • I've gotta work, I've gotta do,
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  • I've gotta--I gotta get God to
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  • love me.
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  • I can get right there.
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  • I think like many of us is that
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  • we don't get it that God
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  • genuinely wants to bless us.
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  • - Casey: I think the average
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  • person believes that God does
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  • bad things, accidents, problems,
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  • to make us repent, to make us
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  • more spiritual.
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  • But the Bible actually said it's
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  • the goodness of God that leads
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  • men to repentance.
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  • So, you know, the love of God,
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  • the forgiveness attracts us to
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  • living a better life than
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  • feeling guilty, feeling
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  • condemned.
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  • I think if you believe you're a
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  • bad person, you keep doing bad
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  • things.
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  • If you believe you're a blessed
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  • person, you'll start moving
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  • toward the blessing of God.
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  • - Wendy: You know, and I think
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  • the wrong perspective is that we
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  • think we know what the Bible
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  • says, but we actually never read
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  • the Bible to actually find out
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  • what it actually does say.
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  • - Casey: I've never read it,
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  • but I heard.
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  • - Wendy: So, somebody says
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  • something that they think the
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  • Bible really kind of maybe sorta
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  • said, so we don't really get a
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  • very clear perspective.
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  • And I'm like, you know, I still
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  • seek to read the Bible to say,
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  • "What are you saying to us?"
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  • Because under the undercurrent
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  • of the whole Bible from Genesis
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  • to Revelation is he starts as
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  • with, "You're blessed."
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  • He ends with, "You're blessed in
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  • praise and worship to me."
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  • So, I want to understand all
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  • that middle part of I can walk
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  • as a blessed woman.
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  • - Casey: Yeah, we often say the
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  • Old Testament is so full of wars
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  • and everything well, true, but
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  • it's more full of the blessing
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  • of God, and we believe this
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  • series is gonna lift your life
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  • in that blessing.
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  • - Casey: Now, look with me at
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  • Malachi chapter 3.
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  • This is a prophet and his
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  • prophecy in the Old Testament,
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  • and it's the last book of the
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  • Old Testament.
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  • It's actually the beginning of
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  • the new.
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  • He's giving a message to return
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  • to God because the Messiah's
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  • coming.
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  • Now, it was hundreds of years
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  • before he came but still, this
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  • is the message of Malachi the
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  • prophet.
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  • You can't find Malachi, look for
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  • Malachi.
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  • It's this guy named Joe Malachi,
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  • he was a prophet.
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  • Chapter 3, verse 7, "'You've
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  • gone away from My ordinances, or
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  • from my Word, And have not kept
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  • them.
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  • Return to Me, and I will return
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  • to you,' Says the Lord of hosts.
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  • But you said, 'In what way shall
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  • we return?
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  • Will a man rob God?'
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  • Yet you have robbed Me!
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  • But you say, 'In what way have
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  • we robbed You?'
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  • In tithes and offerings.
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  • You are cursed with a curse, For
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  • you have robbed Me, Even this
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  • whole nation.
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  • Bring all the tithes into the
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  • storehouse, That there may be
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  • food in My house, And try Me in
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  • this,' Says the Lord, 'If I'll
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  • not open for you the windows of
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  • heaven And pour out for you such
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  • a blessing That there will not
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  • be room enough to receive it.
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  • And I'll rebuke the devourer for
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  • your sakes, He will not destroy
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  • the fruit of your ground, Nor
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  • shall the vine fail to bear
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  • fruit in your field,' Says the
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  • Lord; All nations will call you
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  • blessed, You'll be a delightful
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  • land,' Says the Lord."
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  • Now, I can hear some of you
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  • thinking right now, 'cause I can
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  • read minds, and you're thinking,
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  • "Oh, great, Pastor's gonna talk
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  • about tithes and offerings.
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  • I know this was the day I should
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  • have went to the lake.
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  • Oh, great, he's gonna talk about
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  • money in charge.
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  • Man, and here, I brought my
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  • friend today.
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  • What a bummer."
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  • I get it, none of us want to
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  • talk about money in church, and
  • 00:09:08.060 --> 00:09:10.090
  • we certainly don't want to talk
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  • about tithes and offerings
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  • because we know that 12% of
  • 00:09:13.040 --> 00:09:16.030
  • Christian people actually tithe,
  • 00:09:16.030 --> 00:09:18.290
  • which means 88% are not
  • 00:09:18.290 --> 00:09:21.270
  • following the Scripture.
  • 00:09:21.270 --> 00:09:24.180
  • But why is it hard for us?
  • 00:09:24.180 --> 00:09:26.090
  • Why is it a challenge?
  • 00:09:26.090 --> 00:09:28.030
  • Well, it starts with return to
  • 00:09:28.030 --> 00:09:30.160
  • the Lord.
  • 00:09:30.160 --> 00:09:32.070
  • Many of us don't really think
  • 00:09:32.070 --> 00:09:34.090
  • about our relationship with God
  • 00:09:34.090 --> 00:09:36.090
  • on a daily basis.
  • 00:09:36.090 --> 00:09:38.170
  • We don't think about really
  • 00:09:38.170 --> 00:09:39.220
  • entering in to what God has for
  • 00:09:39.220 --> 00:09:41.260
  • us because we're caught up in
  • 00:09:41.260 --> 00:09:44.140
  • our own needs.
  • 00:09:44.140 --> 00:09:45.180
  • We're trying to survive, just
  • 00:09:45.180 --> 00:09:46.270
  • get through life.
  • 00:09:46.270 --> 00:09:48.180
  • And like I said earlier, we're
  • 00:09:48.180 --> 00:09:50.160
  • not thinking about being a
  • 00:09:50.160 --> 00:09:52.010
  • blessing.
  • 00:09:52.010 --> 00:09:53.120
  • We're thinking about all the
  • 00:09:53.120 --> 00:09:54.170
  • blessing we need.
  • 00:09:54.170 --> 00:09:56.170
  • Now, we live in America, the
  • 00:09:56.170 --> 00:09:58.070
  • richest place, the greatest
  • 00:09:58.070 --> 00:09:59.230
  • opportunity, the most wonderful
  • 00:09:59.230 --> 00:10:01.210
  • place on the planet and yet, we
  • 00:10:01.210 --> 00:10:04.120
  • still get focused on ourself,
  • 00:10:04.120 --> 00:10:06.280
  • and what we need, what we don't
  • 00:10:06.280 --> 00:10:07.290
  • have, what we wish we had, what
  • 00:10:07.290 --> 00:10:09.220
  • we could had, should had, put on
  • 00:10:09.220 --> 00:10:10.290
  • the credit card, now try to pay
  • 00:10:10.290 --> 00:10:12.210
  • the bills.
  • 00:10:12.210 --> 00:10:14.030
  • Life gets hard when you're
  • 00:10:14.030 --> 00:10:15.070
  • focused on yourself.
  • 00:10:15.120 --> 00:10:18.120
  • So God says, "Return to me, come
  • 00:10:18.120 --> 00:10:21.120
  • back to me in a real
  • 00:10:21.120 --> 00:10:22.200
  • relationship, in a daily
  • 00:10:22.200 --> 00:10:24.160
  • relationship.
  • 00:10:24.160 --> 00:10:25.230
  • Connect with me in a way where I
  • 00:10:25.230 --> 00:10:27.230
  • become a priority in your life,
  • 00:10:27.230 --> 00:10:30.110
  • not just an afterthought, not
  • 00:10:30.110 --> 00:10:32.240
  • just once a month when I get to
  • 00:10:32.240 --> 00:10:34.160
  • church, or once in a while when
  • 00:10:34.160 --> 00:10:36.170
  • I really need a miracle, I think
  • 00:10:36.170 --> 00:10:38.290
  • about God.
  • 00:10:38.290 --> 00:10:40.160
  • No, return to me in your heart,
  • 00:10:40.160 --> 00:10:43.050
  • return to me in your life."
  • 00:10:43.050 --> 00:10:46.010
  • So, the people said, "Well, how?
  • 00:10:46.010 --> 00:10:47.270
  • How do we return to you?"
  • 00:10:47.270 --> 00:10:50.120
  • And God says, "Will you rob me?"
  • 00:10:51.230 --> 00:10:54.230
  • "Wait, you changed the subject,
  • 00:10:54.230 --> 00:10:55.220
  • Lord.
  • 00:10:55.220 --> 00:10:57.150
  • I'm talking about connecting
  • 00:10:57.150 --> 00:10:58.090
  • with you.
  • 00:10:58.090 --> 00:10:59.050
  • I'm talking about my heart, I
  • 00:10:59.050 --> 00:11:00.190
  • want to get back to
  • 00:11:00.190 --> 00:11:01.130
  • relationship."
  • 00:11:01.130 --> 00:11:02.100
  • "Yeah, first let me ask, will
  • 00:11:02.100 --> 00:11:03.200
  • you rob me?"
  • 00:11:03.200 --> 00:11:06.030
  • And they're like, "Oh, great, he
  • 00:11:06.030 --> 00:11:09.020
  • pulled a fast one on us.
  • 00:11:09.020 --> 00:11:11.040
  • What do you mean?
  • 00:11:11.040 --> 00:11:12.160
  • How have we robbed you?"
  • 00:11:12.160 --> 00:11:14.180
  • And God says, "Tithes and
  • 00:11:14.180 --> 00:11:16.180
  • offerings."
  • 00:11:16.180 --> 00:11:18.070
  • And here's what we forget,
  • 00:11:18.070 --> 00:11:20.080
  • anything that's important in our
  • 00:11:20.080 --> 00:11:21.280
  • life, we have no problem
  • 00:11:21.280 --> 00:11:24.240
  • spending money on, right?
  • 00:11:24.240 --> 00:11:27.200
  • America spends billions on fast
  • 00:11:27.240 --> 00:11:30.240
  • food.
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  • We spend more on Chick-fil-A,
  • 00:11:32.140 --> 00:11:35.070
  • McDonald's, Burger King, Taco
  • 00:11:35.070 --> 00:11:36.290
  • Time, than the average country
  • 00:11:36.290 --> 00:11:39.130
  • does on all of their food
  • 00:11:39.130 --> 00:11:41.010
  • bills, why?
  • 00:11:41.010 --> 00:11:42.080
  • 'Cause it's a important.
  • 00:11:42.080 --> 00:11:44.270
  • I need a happy meal.
  • 00:11:45.030 --> 00:11:48.030
  • I need a toy with my French
  • 00:11:48.030 --> 00:11:49.110
  • fries, right?
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:51.210
  • It's what we expect as normal.
  • 00:11:51.210 --> 00:11:54.140
  • We spend more money on things
  • 00:11:54.140 --> 00:11:56.070
  • that the rest of the world
  • 00:11:56.070 --> 00:11:57.180
  • doesn't even have.
  • 00:11:57.220 --> 00:12:00.240
  • You know how much money we spend
  • 00:12:00.240 --> 00:12:02.050
  • on feeding our dogs, getting
  • 00:12:02.050 --> 00:12:05.010
  • medicine for our dog?
  • 00:12:05.010 --> 00:12:06.070
  • I had to put my dog on insurance
  • 00:12:06.070 --> 00:12:07.220
  • so I have Medicare for my dog.
  • 00:12:08.000 --> 00:12:11.000
  • Billions, right?
  • 00:12:11.000 --> 00:12:12.070
  • And it's important to us, so we
  • 00:12:12.070 --> 00:12:14.060
  • have no problem spending money
  • 00:12:14.060 --> 00:12:16.100
  • on it.
  • 00:12:16.100 --> 00:12:17.210
  • The other day I asked my friend,
  • 00:12:17.210 --> 00:12:19.010
  • how much does it cost to take
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:21.010
  • your dog to the groomer every
  • 00:12:21.010 --> 00:12:22.180
  • month?
  • 00:12:22.180 --> 00:12:24.240
  • And I was surprised, like
  • 00:12:24.240 --> 00:12:26.180
  • getting the dog's hair cut,
  • 00:12:26.180 --> 00:12:28.080
  • getting a little trim, getting a
  • 00:12:28.080 --> 00:12:29.230
  • little curl, getting a little
  • 00:12:29.230 --> 00:12:31.060
  • bow.
  • 00:12:31.060 --> 00:12:32.110
  • I'm like, dang, I just have
  • 00:12:32.110 --> 00:12:33.170
  • Wendy cut my hair.
  • 00:12:33.170 --> 00:12:34.220
  • She's cheaper, right?
  • 00:12:35.040 --> 00:12:38.040
  • But if you love your dog, you're
  • 00:12:38.040 --> 00:12:40.030
  • paying for the groomer, for the
  • 00:12:40.030 --> 00:12:41.270
  • vet, you gotta get your dog
  • 00:12:41.270 --> 00:12:43.020
  • vitamins, you gotta get your dog
  • 00:12:43.020 --> 00:12:44.250
  • minerals, right?
  • 00:12:44.250 --> 00:12:46.240
  • You'll spend money on whatever's
  • 00:12:46.240 --> 00:12:49.040
  • important to you.
  • 00:12:49.040 --> 00:12:51.250
  • One of my friends has a horse,
  • 00:12:52.050 --> 00:12:55.050
  • has to spend money for rent for
  • 00:12:55.220 --> 00:12:58.220
  • a place for the horse to stay,
  • 00:12:58.220 --> 00:13:01.060
  • so she has her apartment and the
  • 00:13:01.060 --> 00:13:02.170
  • horse's apartment but she loves
  • 00:13:02.270 --> 00:13:05.270
  • her horse so it's no problem,
  • 00:13:05.270 --> 00:13:07.220
  • spend the money.
  • 00:13:07.220 --> 00:13:08.160
  • Some of you love your car, you
  • 00:13:08.160 --> 00:13:10.040
  • spend money on your car.
  • 00:13:10.040 --> 00:13:12.040
  • You needed those airbags.
  • 00:13:12.070 --> 00:13:15.070
  • It's important to be able to
  • 00:13:15.070 --> 00:13:16.270
  • raise your car, lower your car.
  • 00:13:16.270 --> 00:13:19.140
  • It's a matter of life and death
  • 00:13:19.140 --> 00:13:20.150
  • here, right?
  • 00:13:20.150 --> 00:13:23.100
  • So, you have no problem spending
  • 00:13:23.100 --> 00:13:24.170
  • money on your car.
  • 00:13:24.170 --> 00:13:27.080
  • Whatever it is, our kids and
  • 00:13:27.080 --> 00:13:29.090
  • their school, our recreational
  • 00:13:29.090 --> 00:13:32.080
  • activities, our world gets money
  • 00:13:34.160 --> 00:13:37.160
  • where we think it's important.
  • 00:13:38.090 --> 00:13:41.090
  • So, why would we not give
  • 00:13:41.090 --> 00:13:42.130
  • tithes?
  • 00:13:42.130 --> 00:13:44.110
  • Why would we not be excited
  • 00:13:44.110 --> 00:13:45.220
  • about giving an offering?
  • 00:13:45.220 --> 00:13:48.000
  • Okay, the obvious answer, God's
  • 00:13:48.000 --> 00:13:50.010
  • not that important to us.
  • 00:13:50.010 --> 00:13:52.090
  • It's just not that important to
  • 00:13:52.090 --> 00:13:53.210
  • us.
  • 00:13:53.210 --> 00:13:54.150
  • "I can't afford to give money to
  • 00:13:54.150 --> 00:13:56.120
  • the Lord, I'm trying to take
  • 00:13:56.120 --> 00:13:58.100
  • care of my dog, my horse, my
  • 00:13:58.200 --> 00:14:01.220
  • restaurant outings, my
  • 00:14:01.220 --> 00:14:03.260
  • activities."
  • 00:14:03.260 --> 00:14:06.010
  • The other day, I went to one of
  • 00:14:06.010 --> 00:14:06.240
  • these movies where they got the
  • 00:14:06.240 --> 00:14:08.060
  • leather chairs and the push
  • 00:14:08.060 --> 00:14:09.260
  • button, go back and give you a
  • 00:14:09.260 --> 00:14:11.100
  • blanket and all that.
  • 00:14:11.100 --> 00:14:13.060
  • I'm like, ooh, that sounds good.
  • 00:14:13.060 --> 00:14:14.260
  • I'm gonna kick back at the
  • 00:14:14.260 --> 00:14:15.290
  • movie.
  • 00:14:15.290 --> 00:14:17.230
  • And they bring food right to
  • 00:14:17.230 --> 00:14:18.160
  • your chair and I'm like, oh,
  • 00:14:18.160 --> 00:14:20.250
  • man, this is first class.
  • 00:14:20.250 --> 00:14:22.230
  • And then I saw the price, it was
  • 00:14:22.230 --> 00:14:25.220
  • $38.
  • 00:14:25.220 --> 00:14:28.010
  • I'm like forget that, I'm gonna
  • 00:14:28.010 --> 00:14:29.050
  • get it on Netflix, sit in my own
  • 00:14:30.040 --> 00:14:33.040
  • chair at home.
  • 00:14:33.040 --> 00:14:35.030
  • I don't know who had that
  • 00:14:35.030 --> 00:14:35.230
  • blanket last movie anyway.
  • 00:14:35.260 --> 00:14:38.260
  • Who knows what's going on with
  • 00:14:38.260 --> 00:14:39.200
  • that blanket?
  • 00:14:39.200 --> 00:14:42.000
  • Ain't nobody got time for that,
  • 00:14:42.000 --> 00:14:44.230
  • right?
  • 00:14:44.230 --> 00:14:45.160
  • So, if it was important to me,
  • 00:14:45.160 --> 00:14:48.000
  • I'd spend the money.
  • 00:14:48.000 --> 00:14:49.230
  • But no, I'm not gonna spend
  • 00:14:49.230 --> 00:14:50.210
  • money on that, it's not
  • 00:14:50.210 --> 00:14:51.280
  • important to me.
  • 00:14:51.280 --> 00:14:53.190
  • So, why would 88% of the church
  • 00:14:53.190 --> 00:14:56.060
  • not give their tithes to the
  • 00:14:56.060 --> 00:14:58.050
  • Lord?
  • 00:14:58.050 --> 00:14:59.150
  • It's not important to them.
  • 00:14:59.150 --> 00:15:01.100
  • Their life has other priorities.
  • 00:15:01.100 --> 00:15:04.010
  • But remember what Jesus said,
  • 00:15:04.010 --> 00:15:06.150
  • "If you'll seek first the
  • 00:15:06.150 --> 00:15:08.060
  • kingdom of God, then all these
  • 00:15:08.060 --> 00:15:10.080
  • other things will be added unto
  • 00:15:10.080 --> 00:15:13.070
  • you."
  • 00:15:13.070 --> 00:15:14.160
  • In other words, priorities with
  • 00:15:14.160 --> 00:15:16.150
  • God will bring you everything
  • 00:15:16.150 --> 00:15:18.180
  • you ever wanted, but God needs
  • 00:15:18.180 --> 00:15:21.010
  • to know he's first.
  • 00:15:21.010 --> 00:15:23.280
  • He says, "Return to me."
  • 00:15:30.180 --> 00:15:32.110
  • "How Lord, how do we return to
  • 00:15:32.110 --> 00:15:33.240
  • you?"
  • 00:15:33.240 --> 00:15:34.220
  • "Bring your tithe, bring your
  • 00:15:34.220 --> 00:15:35.250
  • offerings."
  • 00:15:35.250 --> 00:15:36.250
  • In other words, where your
  • 00:15:36.250 --> 00:15:38.120
  • treasure is, that's where your
  • 00:15:38.120 --> 00:15:40.220
  • heart is, right?
  • 00:15:40.220 --> 00:15:42.180
  • Where we spend money, that's
  • 00:15:42.180 --> 00:15:44.060
  • what we really love, that's what
  • 00:15:44.060 --> 00:15:45.290
  • we're into.
  • 00:15:45.290 --> 00:15:47.040
  • And so, make sure that God is
  • 00:15:47.040 --> 00:15:49.140
  • number one.
  • 00:15:49.140 --> 00:15:51.080
  • And then look at verse 10, verse
  • 00:15:51.080 --> 00:15:53.020
  • 9, "You're cursed with a curse,
  • 00:15:54.010 --> 00:15:57.010
  • for you have robbed me."
  • 00:15:57.010 --> 00:15:59.270
  • So, God says to us the tithe is
  • 00:15:59.270 --> 00:16:02.280
  • the Lord's.
  • 00:16:02.280 --> 00:16:04.170
  • He could have said 20%, tithe
  • 00:16:04.170 --> 00:16:06.230
  • just means ten.
  • 00:16:06.230 --> 00:16:08.160
  • He could have said 20, he could
  • 00:16:08.160 --> 00:16:09.280
  • have said 50.
  • 00:16:09.280 --> 00:16:11.060
  • He could have said, "Give me 90
  • 00:16:11.060 --> 00:16:13.250
  • and live on ten."
  • 00:16:13.250 --> 00:16:15.290
  • Well, very few of us in this
  • 00:16:15.290 --> 00:16:17.170
  • room could live on 10% of our
  • 00:16:17.170 --> 00:16:19.130
  • income and give God 90.
  • 00:16:19.130 --> 00:16:22.090
  • However, the fact is everything
  • 00:16:22.090 --> 00:16:24.270
  • we have we got from God, right?
  • 00:16:25.040 --> 00:16:28.040
  • I was holding my little grandson
  • 00:16:28.040 --> 00:16:29.290
  • Levi the other day, he's three
  • 00:16:29.290 --> 00:16:31.110
  • months old.
  • 00:16:31.110 --> 00:16:32.120
  • What did he bring to the table,
  • 00:16:32.120 --> 00:16:34.150
  • right?
  • 00:16:34.150 --> 00:16:35.250
  • What has he brought to this
  • 00:16:35.250 --> 00:16:36.250
  • family?
  • 00:16:36.250 --> 00:16:38.210
  • How has he added to my life?
  • 00:16:38.220 --> 00:16:41.220
  • He brought nothing.
  • 00:16:41.220 --> 00:16:43.220
  • The little kid came screaming
  • 00:16:43.220 --> 00:16:44.290
  • and wanting food, right?
  • 00:16:44.290 --> 00:16:47.290
  • And now he just messes the
  • 00:16:47.290 --> 00:16:48.240
  • diaper and lays there.
  • 00:16:48.270 --> 00:16:51.270
  • So, now everything he has is
  • 00:16:51.270 --> 00:16:54.230
  • given to him.
  • 00:16:54.230 --> 00:16:56.070
  • Food is given to him.
  • 00:16:56.070 --> 00:16:57.160
  • Clothing is given to him.
  • 00:16:57.160 --> 00:16:58.280
  • Clean diaper's given to him,
  • 00:16:58.280 --> 00:17:01.140
  • love given to him.
  • 00:17:01.140 --> 00:17:02.250
  • He has air because God gave him
  • 00:17:02.250 --> 00:17:04.200
  • air.
  • 00:17:04.200 --> 00:17:06.010
  • He has life 'cause God gave him
  • 00:17:06.010 --> 00:17:07.060
  • life.
  • 00:17:07.060 --> 00:17:08.190
  • Everything is given to him.
  • 00:17:08.190 --> 00:17:10.070
  • Now, what if he grows up and he
  • 00:17:10.070 --> 00:17:11.150
  • says, "Mom and dad, I don't have
  • 00:17:11.150 --> 00:17:13.170
  • to honor you.
  • 00:17:13.170 --> 00:17:14.240
  • I don't have to follow you.
  • 00:17:14.240 --> 00:17:16.040
  • I don't have to do what you say,
  • 00:17:16.040 --> 00:17:17.200
  • up yours."
  • 00:17:17.200 --> 00:17:20.000
  • Mom and dad are gonna be like,
  • 00:17:20.000 --> 00:17:20.290
  • "Son, we've given you everything
  • 00:17:20.290 --> 00:17:22.220
  • you have.
  • 00:17:22.220 --> 00:17:24.170
  • Honor your father and your
  • 00:17:24.170 --> 00:17:26.010
  • mother, obey the rules of our
  • 00:17:26.010 --> 00:17:28.240
  • household.
  • 00:17:28.240 --> 00:17:29.280
  • Right, that's what the Bible
  • 00:17:35.030 --> 00:17:35.260
  • said, honor father and mother.
  • 00:17:35.260 --> 00:17:38.000
  • And we expect our kids to honor
  • 00:17:38.000 --> 00:17:39.190
  • us and obey us because we've
  • 00:17:39.190 --> 00:17:42.140
  • given them everything.
  • 00:17:42.140 --> 00:17:44.090
  • We've invested our life into
  • 00:17:44.090 --> 00:17:46.110
  • their life.
  • 00:17:46.110 --> 00:17:47.150
  • Well, your heavenly Father says,
  • 00:17:47.150 --> 00:17:49.070
  • "I've given you everything, 10%
  • 00:17:49.070 --> 00:17:51.290
  • is mine.
  • 00:17:51.290 --> 00:17:53.100
  • Keep me first, keep the
  • 00:17:53.100 --> 00:17:54.160
  • relationship, keep the
  • 00:17:54.160 --> 00:17:56.010
  • connection, 10%."
  • 00:17:56.010 --> 00:17:58.280
  • How come we reject that?
  • 00:17:59.160 --> 00:18:02.180
  • Why would we deny that?
  • 00:18:02.180 --> 00:18:05.060
  • Only because we don't think
  • 00:18:05.060 --> 00:18:07.070
  • honoring God is that important.
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:11.050
  • So, we need to come back to God,
  • 00:18:11.050 --> 00:18:13.260
  • return to God, get our
  • 00:18:13.260 --> 00:18:15.080
  • priorities right with God.
  • 00:18:15.080 --> 00:18:17.160
  • So, in verse 10 he says, "I want
  • 00:18:17.160 --> 00:18:20.050
  • to bless you.
  • 00:18:20.050 --> 00:18:21.190
  • I want to open to you the
  • 00:18:21.190 --> 00:18:23.150
  • windows of heaven."
  • 00:18:23.150 --> 00:18:25.160
  • Now, when I read this passage,
  • 00:18:25.160 --> 00:18:27.230
  • most people only hear money and
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  • they only think, "Well, I can't
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  • afford that, tithing 10%, that's
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  • too much.
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  • I could never give that.
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  • Oh man, I don't know what he's
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  • talking about.
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  • I wish I wasn't here today."
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  • That's not what I read.
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  • What I read was blessing, the
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  • goal is blessing.
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  • The goal is the windows of
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  • heaven blessing and the result
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  • is all nations call you blessed.
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  • Well, somebody said, "I tithe
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  • 'cause I don't want God to curse
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  • my life," right, sometimes we
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  • get an attitude about it.
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  • "Well, I tithe 'cause I don't
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  • want that curse on me."
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  • Remember, God's not the curser.
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  • God is not a curser.
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  • In fact, throughout the
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  • Scripture, it speaks of Satan
  • 00:19:16.020 --> 00:19:18.050
  • coming in to kill, to steal, to
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  • destroy.
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  • So, when you deny that
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  • relationship with God, when you
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  • say, 'I'm not following God, I'm
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  • not honoring God, I'm not going
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  • with God, I'm just gonna go my
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  • own way, I'm gonna go with the
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  • world."
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  • You only have two options, with
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  • the Lord or with the world, the
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  • spirit of the world or the
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  • Spirit of the Lord.
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  • Those you're only two options.
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  • You can't live in no man's land,
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  • that place does not exist.
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  • So you say, "I don't want what
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  • God says so I'm just gonna do it
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  • the world's way," and then that
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  • curse comes on you.
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  • Romans chapter 8 teaches the
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  • world is under a curse.
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  • So, God says that curse keeps
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  • causing you farms to fail, your
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  • marriages to fail, right?
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  • People could have all the money
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  • in the world, their health
  • 00:20:04.240 --> 00:20:06.020
  • fails, their marriage fails,
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  • their life is sad.
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  • They're still trying to get
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  • drunk, they're still trying to
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  • stay loaded because money isn't
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  • blessing, unless you are walking
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  • with God and live under that
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  • blessing of the Lord.
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  • So, God isn't the curser.
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  • He's not the one bringing
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  • negative.
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  • You've just opted out of the
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  • positive.
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  • God is trying to bless you and
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  • only wants to open for you the
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  • windows of heaven.
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  • There is no curse in God.
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  • If you just touch the hem of
  • 00:20:40.070 --> 00:20:42.060
  • Jesus' garment, what happens?
  • 00:20:42.060 --> 00:20:44.260
  • You get healed.
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  • How many people touched the hem
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  • of his garment and got sick?
  • 00:20:47.280 --> 00:20:50.070
  • Like, oh drag, reverse polarity.
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  • Nobody, because there's no
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  • sickness in him.
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  • When you touch God, you come
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  • alive.
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  • There's no death in him.
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  • There's only healing.
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  • There's only blessing.
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  • That's all he has for you.
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  • When people got by the shadow of
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  • the Apostle Peter, they felt
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  • better.
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  • They stood up, they got whole,
  • 00:21:14.120 --> 00:21:16.000
  • miracles happened, why?
  • 00:21:16.000 --> 00:21:17.130
  • 'Cause he carried the Holy
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  • Spirit, and God blesses.
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  • God heals.
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  • God helps.
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  • That's all that's in him.
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  • - Casey: Well, we're diving in
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  • here, and I love talking about
  • 00:21:28.050 --> 00:21:30.110
  • the goodness of God, the
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  • blessing of God.
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  • That first psalm, Psalm 1,
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  • "Blessed is the man who walks
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  • not in the counsel of the
  • 00:21:38.170 --> 00:21:40.060
  • ungodly," most people think, "If
  • 00:21:40.060 --> 00:21:41.250
  • I serve God, I have to give up
  • 00:21:41.250 --> 00:21:43.010
  • so much," you know.
  • 00:21:43.010 --> 00:21:44.250
  • But the Bible teaches the very
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  • opposite.
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  • - Wendy: Yeah, and well,
  • 00:21:46.270 --> 00:21:47.290
  • there's a psalm, you said a
  • 00:21:47.290 --> 00:21:49.160
  • psalm too.
  • 00:21:49.160 --> 00:21:50.210
  • Like it's Psalm 36 it says,
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  • "God's love is meteoric."
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  • Did I say that right?
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  • - Casey: I'm not sure.
  • 00:21:56.120 --> 00:21:57.070
  • - Wendy: Meteoric.
  • 00:21:57.070 --> 00:21:57.280
  • Okay, "his loyalty astronomic,
  • 00:21:57.280 --> 00:22:00.260
  • His purpose titanic, his
  • 00:22:00.260 --> 00:22:03.010
  • verdicts oceanic.
  • 00:22:03.010 --> 00:22:05.040
  • Yet in his largeness nothing
  • 00:22:05.040 --> 00:22:07.040
  • gets lost; Not a man, not a
  • 00:22:07.040 --> 00:22:08.280
  • mouse slips through the cracks."
  • 00:22:08.280 --> 00:22:10.230
  • Those words, they're a little
  • 00:22:10.230 --> 00:22:12.160
  • big for me, but those words that
  • 00:22:12.160 --> 00:22:14.100
  • they're like the bigness of God,
  • 00:22:14.100 --> 00:22:16.270
  • his love is bigger than you and
  • 00:22:16.270 --> 00:22:18.150
  • I can imagine.
  • 00:22:18.150 --> 00:22:19.250
  • His blessing is bigger than you
  • 00:22:19.250 --> 00:22:21.180
  • and I can imagine.
  • 00:22:21.180 --> 00:22:22.220
  • I think in even listening to
  • 00:22:22.220 --> 00:22:24.140
  • this teaching of blessed, 'cause
  • 00:22:24.140 --> 00:22:26.080
  • I always get the blessing of
  • 00:22:26.080 --> 00:22:27.260
  • listening to you teach.
  • 00:22:27.260 --> 00:22:29.120
  • It's going to be put on, right?
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  • - Casey: You've been a gracious
  • 00:22:31.060 --> 00:22:32.070
  • pastor's wife.
  • 00:22:32.070 --> 00:22:33.140
  • - Wendy: You know, I sit in
  • 00:22:33.140 --> 00:22:34.050
  • three services every weekend and
  • 00:22:34.050 --> 00:22:35.170
  • hear the lesson.
  • 00:22:35.170 --> 00:22:36.170
  • And I always think, man, you
  • 00:22:36.170 --> 00:22:37.150
  • can't just hear something once
  • 00:22:37.150 --> 00:22:39.030
  • because the first time it's kind
  • 00:22:39.030 --> 00:22:41.100
  • of anew, and then you listen to
  • 00:22:41.100 --> 00:22:43.070
  • it again, and it begins to kind
  • 00:22:43.070 --> 00:22:44.200
  • of touch, your heart begins to
  • 00:22:44.200 --> 00:22:46.160
  • touch that renewal part of how
  • 00:22:46.160 --> 00:22:48.180
  • to become different in Christ.
  • 00:22:48.180 --> 00:22:50.220
  • But the big thing to me is
  • 00:22:50.220 --> 00:22:52.090
  • hearing blessed is that God, he
  • 00:22:52.090 --> 00:22:55.040
  • loves us, and we make mistakes.
  • 00:22:55.260 --> 00:22:58.260
  • God loves us, and we do foolish
  • 00:22:58.260 --> 00:23:01.010
  • things.
  • 00:23:01.010 --> 00:23:02.010
  • God loves us, and we don't hit
  • 00:23:02.010 --> 00:23:03.200
  • the mark.
  • 00:23:03.200 --> 00:23:04.170
  • And I think many of us have a
  • 00:23:04.170 --> 00:23:05.270
  • view of God and the blessed life
  • 00:23:05.270 --> 00:23:08.000
  • is it's kind of like since I'm,
  • 00:23:08.120 --> 00:23:11.120
  • "I'm just full of mistakes, I
  • 00:23:11.120 --> 00:23:12.140
  • know God's not gonna love me.
  • 00:23:12.140 --> 00:23:14.020
  • I need to run from God instead
  • 00:23:14.020 --> 00:23:15.230
  • of run to God."
  • 00:23:15.230 --> 00:23:17.060
  • And I hope, by listening to
  • 00:23:17.060 --> 00:23:19.080
  • this, that it's by the love of
  • 00:23:19.080 --> 00:23:21.010
  • God, that our lives are able to
  • 00:23:21.010 --> 00:23:22.240
  • change and get better and get
  • 00:23:22.240 --> 00:23:24.080
  • bigger, that it's just so
  • 00:23:24.080 --> 00:23:26.060
  • important to hear that God
  • 00:23:26.060 --> 00:23:27.230
  • always loves us.
  • 00:23:27.230 --> 00:23:28.190
  • It is his love is bigger than
  • 00:23:28.190 --> 00:23:31.080
  • the stars in the sky.
  • 00:23:31.080 --> 00:23:33.040
  • His love is bigger than the moon
  • 00:23:33.040 --> 00:23:34.220
  • that we see.
  • 00:23:34.220 --> 00:23:35.200
  • His love is bigger than the
  • 00:23:35.200 --> 00:23:36.240
  • sunlight.
  • 00:23:36.240 --> 00:23:38.080
  • That's how big his love is for
  • 00:23:38.080 --> 00:23:39.060
  • us.
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  • - Casey: Yeah, and that causes
  • 00:23:40.130 --> 00:23:41.150
  • us, if we believe that, to be
  • 00:23:41.150 --> 00:23:43.140
  • better.
  • 00:23:43.140 --> 00:23:44.280
  • Some people think that if they
  • 00:23:44.280 --> 00:23:46.170
  • are guilty, if they hear
  • 00:23:46.170 --> 00:23:48.130
  • hellfire and brimstone
  • 00:23:48.130 --> 00:23:49.270
  • preaching, and if they feel
  • 00:23:49.270 --> 00:23:52.100
  • condemned, that somehow they're
  • 00:23:52.100 --> 00:23:54.100
  • gonna be more spiritual, like
  • 00:23:54.100 --> 00:23:56.240
  • going to church to get beat up
  • 00:23:56.240 --> 00:23:58.290
  • is gonna make them were
  • 00:23:58.290 --> 00:24:00.150
  • spiritual.
  • 00:24:00.150 --> 00:24:01.120
  • First of all, that never worked.
  • 00:24:01.120 --> 00:24:02.290
  • It never produced godly people.
  • 00:24:02.290 --> 00:24:05.090
  • And secondly, if you focus on
  • 00:24:05.090 --> 00:24:07.190
  • negative, you stay connected to
  • 00:24:07.190 --> 00:24:09.020
  • negative, right?
  • 00:24:09.020 --> 00:24:10.170
  • So, if I preached on sin, and I
  • 00:24:10.170 --> 00:24:12.000
  • preached on guilt, people would
  • 00:24:12.000 --> 00:24:13.220
  • feel more like sinners and feel
  • 00:24:13.220 --> 00:24:15.040
  • more guilty.
  • 00:24:15.040 --> 00:24:16.170
  • And they would just live in
  • 00:24:16.170 --> 00:24:17.220
  • that, and they stay connected to
  • 00:24:17.220 --> 00:24:19.110
  • the negative.
  • 00:24:19.110 --> 00:24:20.210
  • But if I preach on love and the
  • 00:24:20.210 --> 00:24:22.150
  • goodness of God, the blessed
  • 00:24:22.150 --> 00:24:24.290
  • life that God wants for us, then
  • 00:24:24.290 --> 00:24:26.270
  • you start moving toward that.
  • 00:24:26.270 --> 00:24:28.270
  • You'll be attracted and
  • 00:24:28.270 --> 00:24:30.040
  • connected to that.
  • 00:24:30.040 --> 00:24:31.170
  • I remember one time I said to
  • 00:24:31.170 --> 00:24:32.270
  • Julius, "Man, I feel so bad
  • 00:24:32.270 --> 00:24:34.270
  • about what I did."
  • 00:24:34.270 --> 00:24:35.270
  • And he said, "Well, as long as
  • 00:24:35.270 --> 00:24:37.010
  • you feel that way, you'll do it
  • 00:24:37.010 --> 00:24:38.040
  • again.
  • 00:24:38.040 --> 00:24:39.230
  • But once you decide, I'm gonna
  • 00:24:39.230 --> 00:24:41.030
  • move forward and change, then
  • 00:24:41.030 --> 00:24:43.170
  • you stop feeling that way."
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  • - Wendy: Right, and when you
  • 00:24:45.020 --> 00:24:45.280
  • are able to change because of
  • 00:24:45.280 --> 00:24:47.070
  • God's love, you get this benefit
  • 00:24:47.110 --> 00:24:50.110
  • of this inside peace, this
  • 00:24:50.110 --> 00:24:52.230
  • inside contentment, this inside
  • 00:24:52.230 --> 00:24:55.010
  • joy.
  • 00:24:55.010 --> 00:24:55.280
  • I believe humanity right now is
  • 00:24:55.280 --> 00:24:57.100
  • running all the time trying to
  • 00:24:57.100 --> 00:24:59.100
  • get some feeling, trying to get
  • 00:24:59.100 --> 00:25:01.050
  • some contentment.
  • 00:25:01.050 --> 00:25:02.170
  • Your contentment only can come
  • 00:25:02.170 --> 00:25:05.000
  • from that place in God.
  • 00:25:05.000 --> 00:25:06.180
  • - Casey: Yeah, so let's pray
  • 00:25:06.180 --> 00:25:07.100
  • right now.
  • 00:25:07.100 --> 00:25:08.030
  • We want to believe with you that
  • 00:25:08.030 --> 00:25:10.150
  • the blessing of the Lord is
  • 00:25:10.150 --> 00:25:12.200
  • overwhelming all that negative
  • 00:25:12.200 --> 00:25:15.030
  • that you may be facing.
  • 00:25:15.030 --> 00:25:17.160
  • Father, we pray for our friends.
  • 00:25:17.160 --> 00:25:19.150
  • We believe that this blessed
  • 00:25:19.150 --> 00:25:22.000
  • life that you plan for them is
  • 00:25:22.000 --> 00:25:24.240
  • real, that they are walking into
  • 00:25:24.240 --> 00:25:26.290
  • it in Jesus' name.
  • 00:25:26.290 --> 00:25:29.060
  • - Casey: Well, I pray today
  • 00:25:29.060 --> 00:25:30.150
  • that this message is encouraging
  • 00:25:30.150 --> 00:25:32.270
  • you, empowering you, moving you
  • 00:25:33.050 --> 00:25:36.050
  • forward in the goodness of God.
  • 00:25:36.050 --> 00:25:39.010
  • Isn't that a wonderful thought?
  • 00:25:39.010 --> 00:25:41.030
  • It's the goodness of God that
  • 00:25:41.030 --> 00:25:43.000
  • makes us better, the goodness of
  • 00:25:43.000 --> 00:25:45.180
  • God that leads us to repentance,
  • 00:25:45.230 --> 00:25:48.230
  • the goodness of God that wants
  • 00:25:48.230 --> 00:25:50.190
  • to--helps us want to change and
  • 00:25:50.240 --> 00:25:53.240
  • grow, and walk with the Lord.
  • 00:25:53.240 --> 00:25:56.100
  • It's not anger.
  • 00:25:56.100 --> 00:25:58.000
  • It's not condemnation.
  • 00:25:58.000 --> 00:25:59.190
  • It's not judgment that does
  • 00:25:59.190 --> 00:26:01.020
  • those things.
  • 00:26:01.020 --> 00:26:02.120
  • So, I'm believing with you that
  • 00:26:02.120 --> 00:26:04.210
  • you are moving in to a deeper
  • 00:26:04.210 --> 00:26:07.060
  • relationship with him, a better,
  • 00:26:07.080 --> 00:26:10.080
  • greater walk with the Lord, and
  • 00:26:10.080 --> 00:26:12.110
  • you're gonna see it in his
  • 00:26:12.110 --> 00:26:14.000
  • blessing in your life every day.
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