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February 15, 2021
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - Look with me
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  • - Look with mein Psalms 119:18.
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  • in Psalms 119:18."Open my eyes,
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  • "Open my eyes,that I may see
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  • that I may seewondrous things
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  • wondrous thingsfrom Your law."
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  • from Your law.""Open my eyes..."
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  • "Open my eyes..."The implication is
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  • The implication isit's possible that
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  • it's possible thatwondrous things
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  • wondrous thingsare all around you,
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  • are all around you,but you can't see 'em.
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  • but you can't see 'em.And so I wanna tell you
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  • And so I wanna tell youa story today,
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  • a story today,and I want you to lean in
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  • and I want you to lean inand listen for just a moment.
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  • and listen for just a moment.It's a story that
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  • It's a story thatwas first told by
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  • was first told byMr. Russell Conwell.
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  • Mr. Russell Conwell.He heard this story
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  • He heard this storyfrom an Arab guide
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  • from an Arab guidewhen he was touring
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  • when he was touringthe Middle East
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  • the Middle Eastback in the late 1800s.
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  • back in the late 1800s.He was on camelback.
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  • He was on camelback.And around the campfire,
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  • And around the campfire,his guide told him
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  • his guide told himthis story.
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  • this story.Mr. Russell Conwell
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  • Mr. Russell Conwelltook the story
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  • took the storyand put it in a pamphlet,
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  • and put it in a pamphlet,and it was printed and it sold
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  • and it was printed and it soldseven million copies.
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  • seven million copies.The story is this.
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  • The story is this.He said,
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  • He said,"There lived in South Africa..."
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  • "There lived in South Africa..."it's a true story,
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  • it's a true story,"...a man by the name
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  • "...a man by the nameof Ali Hafed.
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  • of Ali Hafed.He was a poor farmer.
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  • He was a poor farmer.He had an ox.
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  • He had an ox.He had a plow.
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  • He had a plow.He had a lot of land.
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  • He had a lot of land.He lived in
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  • He lived ina very meager house.
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  • a very meager house.But in many ways,
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  • But in many ways,he was blessed
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  • he was blessedand he was content...
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  • and he was content...until a stranger
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  • until a strangercame by his house.
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  • came by his house.He worked hard
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  • He worked hardfor everything he had,
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  • for everything he had,day after day.
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  • day after day.And a stranger
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  • And a strangerwas passing through,
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  • was passing through,a traveler
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  • a travelerwas passing through,
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  • was passing through,and he stopped by
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  • and he stopped byand told this old farmer about
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  • and told this old farmer aboutwhat was happening in India."
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  • what was happening in India."In those days,
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  • In those days,they were discovering mines,
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  • they were discovering mines,diamond mines in India.
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  • diamond mines in India.And you know how things
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  • And you know how thingsget exaggerated.
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  • get exaggerated.And he said,
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  • And he said,"What you should do,
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  • "What you should do,instead of working so hard
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  • instead of working so hardand working yourself silly
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  • and working yourself sillyand you don't have much
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  • and you don't have muchto show for it..."
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  • to show for it..."even though
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  • even thoughthe man was content
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  • the man was content- If you're content
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  • - If you're contentand you're blessed,
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  • and you're blessed,you've got enough
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  • you've got enoughfor you and your family,
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  • for you and your family,you are blessed.
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  • you are blessed.But the man,
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  • But the man,when he started
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  • when he startedhearing about people
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  • hearing about peoplewho were finding diamonds
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  • who were finding diamondsthe size of rocks
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  • the size of rocksand becoming
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  • and becomingfabulously rich,
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  • fabulously rich,became totally
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  • became totallydiscontented
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  • discontentedwith his life.
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  • with his life.And he sold the whole farm
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  • And he sold the whole farmand he said,
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  • and he said,"I'm going to chase
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  • "I'm going to chasethe diamonds.
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  • the diamonds.I'm going to find them."
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  • I'm going to find them."And he hugged his wife goodbye,
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  • And he hugged his wife goodbye,put his money in a sack,
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  • put his money in a sack,said goodbye to his children,
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  • said goodbye to his children,put 'em up temporarily.
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  • put 'em up temporarily.And he said,
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  • And he said,"When I come back,
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  • "When I come back,we'll be fabulously wealthy,
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  • we'll be fabulously wealthy,and you'll be set up
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  • and you'll be set upfor life."
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  • for life."And he goes off
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  • And he goes offas a soldier of fortune,
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  • as a soldier of fortune,looking for diamonds in India.
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  • looking for diamonds in India.And after searching
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  • And after searchingand searching
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  • and searchingand searching,
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  • and searching,he ends up writing a note
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  • he ends up writing a notethat says, and I quote,
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  • that says, and I quote,"There's no diamonds anywhere".
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  • "There's no diamonds anywhere".He jumped into a raging river
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  • He jumped into a raging riverand took his own life.
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  • and took his own life.Now, here's the part of
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  • Now, here's the part ofthe story that's amazing.
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  • the story that's amazing.It's a true story.
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  • It's a true story.The man who bought the farm
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  • The man who bought the farmhooked up the same ox,
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  • hooked up the same ox,the same plow,
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  • the same plow,the same field,
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  • the same field,the same old farmhouse
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  • the same old farmhousehe lived in,
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  • he lived in,and he ate the same food.
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  • and he ate the same food.But one day,
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  • But one day,as he was plowing his fields,
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  • as he was plowing his fields,he kept noticing
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  • he kept noticingthese black rocks
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  • these black rocksthat were extremely annoying
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  • that were extremely annoyingto him and he was throwing 'em,
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  • to him and he was throwing 'em,every few feet,
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  • every few feet,to the side of the field;
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  • to the side of the field;stacking them up.
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  • stacking them up.Finally,
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  • Finally,he hits one so big
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  • he hits one so bighe can't hardly
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  • he can't hardlyget around it.
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  • get around it.And he thinks -
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  • And he thinks -As the sun hits it,
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  • As the sun hits it,it has rainbow colors in it.
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  • it has rainbow colors in it.And he thinks to himself,
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  • And he thinks to himself,"That's pretty;
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  • "That's pretty;I don't have anything
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  • I don't have anythingon the mantel
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  • on the mantelin my little fireplace,
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  • in my little fireplace,my humble place,
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  • my humble place,and I'm going to put that
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  • and I'm going to put thatup there as decorations".
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  • up there as decorations".And he did that.
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  • And he did that.And a priest came by
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  • And a priest came byto welcome this man
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  • to welcome this manwho was new to the community
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  • who was new to the communityto that area.
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  • to that area.And the priest,
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  • And the priest,while he was talking,
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  • while he was talking,froze in mid-sentence
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  • froze in mid-sentencewhen he saw this rock
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  • when he saw this rockon the mantel.
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  • on the mantel.He said,
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  • He said,"Where did you
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  • "Where did youget that".
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  • get that".And he said,
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  • And he said,"I got it on this property.
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  • "I got it on this property.I actually got that
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  • I actually got thatone out of my garden.
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  • one out of my garden.And they're
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  • And they'reall over this property.
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  • all over this property.As a matter of fact,
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  • As a matter of fact,I can't plow a field
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  • I can't plow a fieldwithout running
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  • without runninginto so many I have
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  • into so many I haveto stack 'em up."
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  • to stack 'em up."He said,
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  • He said,"You don't understand.
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  • "You don't understand.That is a diamond
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  • That is a diamondin the raw.
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  • in the raw.That is a diamond
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  • That is a diamondright there."
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  • right there."And sure enough,
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  • And sure enough,they took it
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  • they took itto specialists
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  • to specialistsand that diamond,
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  • and that diamond,that first diamond,
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  • that first diamond,was worth $25.000 in the 1800s.
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  • was worth $25.000 in the 1800s.It was the birth
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  • It was the birthof the world's largest
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  • of the world's largestdiamond field, the famous
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  • diamond field, the famousGolconda Diamond mines
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  • Golconda Diamond minesthat the Queen of England
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  • that the Queen of Englandherself said,
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  • herself said,"I want my diamonds
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  • "I want my diamondsto come from that place..."
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  • to come from that place..."and most of the diamonds
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  • and most of the diamondsthat the Queen wears
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  • that the Queen wearscame from these mine fields
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  • came from these mine fieldsthat the man bought
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  • that the man boughtand dug out that
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  • and dug out thatsomebody else said,
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  • somebody else said,"It's not worth anything;
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  • "It's not worth anything;it's out there,
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  • it's out there,it's not here".
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  • it's not here".Now, think about
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  • Now, think aboutwhat I'm saying.
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  • what I'm saying.The man who flung himself
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  • The man who flung himselfinto that raging river
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  • into that raging rivernever realized
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  • never realizedthat he had been living
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  • that he had been livingon acres of diamonds.
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  • on acres of diamonds.He thought it was out there.
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  • He thought it was out there.He thought,
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  • He thought,"If I could just
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  • "If I could justfind it out there,
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  • find it out there,if I could just go out there,
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  • if I could just go out there,that I could really
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  • that I could reallyfind something
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  • find somethingof great worth..."
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  • of great worth..."never realizing
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  • never realizingthat he was living
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  • that he was livingin acres of diamonds.
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  • in acres of diamonds.Now, that's how he meant
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  • Now, that's how he meantthat lesson to be,
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  • that lesson to be,is "check out where you are
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  • is "check out where you arebefore you start
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  • before you starttrying to find it
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  • trying to find itout there somewhere".
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  • out there somewhere".But I wanna preach now
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  • But I wanna preach nowbecause I remember
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  • because I rememberreading a story
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  • reading a storyabout a prodigal son.
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  • about a prodigal son.I don't know what
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  • I don't know whathe had in his mind
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  • he had in his mindwhen he left
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  • when he leftthe father's house.
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  • the father's house.I know that he asked
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  • I know that he askedfor his inheritance.
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  • for his inheritance.I'm sure that he had
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  • I'm sure that he hadsome friends who were
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  • some friends who weretelling him, "Man, out there,
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  • telling him, "Man, out there,they're having fun;
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  • they're having fun;if you'd just leave
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  • if you'd just leavethe father's house,
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  • the father's house,out there,
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  • out there,there's a party going on
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  • there's a party going onlike you've never experienced.
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  • like you've never experienced.Out there, there's freedom.
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  • Out there, there's freedom.Out there,
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  • Out there,there's unbelievable fun
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  • there's unbelievable funthat you can never have
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  • that you can never havein the father's house
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  • in the father's houseand you ought to leave
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  • and you ought to leavethe father's house
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  • the father's houseand get out there."
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  • and get out there."Whatever it was said to him,
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  • Whatever it was said to him,it caused him
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  • it caused himto leave the riches
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  • to leave the richesof his father's house.
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  • of his father's house.And when he got out there,
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  • And when he got out there,you know the story,
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  • you know the story,he lost everything
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  • he lost everythingthat he had
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  • that he hadand he began to believe the lie
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  • and he began to believe the liethat the grass was greener
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  • that the grass was greeneron the other side.
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  • on the other side.And the bottom line is
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  • And the bottom line ishe ended up broke
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  • he ended up brokeand he ended up
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  • and he ended upin a pig pen
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  • in a pig peneating the slop
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  • eating the slopwith the animals,
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  • with the animals,until finally
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  • until finallyhe realized
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  • he realizedand he understood,
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  • and he understood,"I'm going right back
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  • "I'm going right backto what I left
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  • to what I leftbecause everything
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  • because everythingthat I've ever wanted
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  • that I've ever wantedwas in my father's house;
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  • was in my father's house;it wasn't out there,
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  • it wasn't out there,it's in the father's house".
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  • it's in the father's house".I'm preaching to you today
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  • I'm preaching to you todaythat we, right here,
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  • that we, right here,are living in acres of diamonds.
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  • are living in acres of diamonds.If you know you're saved,
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  • If you know you're saved,if you know
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  • if you knowyou're going to heaven,
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  • you're going to heaven,if you know that things
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  • if you know that thingsare right with God,
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  • are right with God,you are living
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  • you are livingin acres of diamonds.
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  • in acres of diamonds.Take a praise break
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  • Take a praise breakand I'll keep moving.
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  • and I'll keep moving.Don't sell out so cheaply.
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  • Don't sell out so cheaply.Don't believe the lies.
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  • Don't believe the lies.[cheering and applause]
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  • [cheering and applause]You may be giving up
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  • You may be giving upsomething that somebody else
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  • something that somebody elsewould give anything to have.
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  • would give anything to have.You see, in the process
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  • You see, in the processof making a diamond,
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  • of making a diamond,it takes time.
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  • it takes time.A diamond is born
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  • A diamond is bornbecause of intense heat
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  • because of intense heatand pressure.
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  • and pressure.It's the intense
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  • It's the intenseheat and pressure
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  • heat and pressureon carbon monoxide
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  • on carbon monoxidethat takes just coal
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  • that takes just coaland causes a diamond to be born.
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  • and causes a diamond to be born.In other words,
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  • In other words,listen carefully,
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  • listen carefully,if the pressure
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  • if the pressureis just right,
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  • is just right,if the heat is just right
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  • if the heat is just rightand the coal will submit
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  • and the coal will submitand not get up
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  • and not get upand move away
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  • and move awayfrom the heat
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  • from the heatand move away
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  • and move awayfrom the pressure --
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  • from the pressure --But only
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  • But onlythe pressure and the heat
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  • the pressure and the heatcan cause the coal
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  • can cause the coalto give birth
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  • to give birthto a diamond.
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  • to a diamond.That's where diamonds
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  • That's where diamondscome from.
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  • come from.I'm telling you
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  • I'm telling youthat you shouldn't run
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  • that you shouldn't runfrom your trials.
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  • from your trials.You shouldn't run from them,
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  • You shouldn't run from them,for in them
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  • for in themyou will learn more.
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  • you will learn more.You will become more.
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  • You will become more.You will do more.
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  • You will do more.Quit jumping from
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  • Quit jumping frommarriage to marriage.
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  • marriage to marriage.Quit running from
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  • Quit running fromchurch to church
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  • church to churchevery time something happens
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  • every time something happensyou don't like.
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  • you don't like.Stay right there
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  • Stay right therewhere you're under heat
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  • where you're under heatand you're under pressure,
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  • and you're under pressure,because only then
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  • because only thencan diamonds be born.
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  • can diamonds be born.He will not put more on you
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  • He will not put more on youthan you're able to bear.
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  • than you're able to bear.God knows just what's involved
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  • God knows just what's involvedin making a diamond
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  • in making a diamondout of you.
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  • out of you.I'm saying to you today
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  • I'm saying to you todaythat there's no church
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  • that there's no churchwithout trouble
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  • without troubleand there's nobody
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  • and there's nobodywho's going to live
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  • who's going to livefor the Lord
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  • for the Lordand not have trials.
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  • and not have trials.You're going to have trials
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  • You're going to have trialswhether you
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  • whether youlive for the Lord or not.
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  • live for the Lord or not.I tell people this
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  • I tell people thisall the time...
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  • all the time...everything's better with Jesus,
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  • everything's better with Jesus,including trouble.
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  • including trouble.And you're going to get
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  • And you're going to gettrouble in life
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  • trouble in lifewith or without Jesus.
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  • with or without Jesus.I choose Jesus.
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  • I choose Jesus.I choose the One
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  • I choose the OneWho can carry me through.
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  • Who can carry me through.When I can't make it,
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  • When I can't make it,He can make it.
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  • He can make it.He can conquer.
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  • He can conquer.He can triumph.
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  • He can triumph.Many people are living
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  • Many people are livingin spiritual poverty
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  • in spiritual povertywhile they're in the midst
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  • while they're in the midstof untold spiritual wealth.
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  • of untold spiritual wealth.That's why David
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  • That's why Davidsaid in Psalms 119,
  • 00:10:07.319 --> 00:10:09.321
  • said in Psalms 119,"Open my eyes
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  • "Open my eyesto the wondrous things
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  • to the wondrous thingsall around me".
  • 00:10:13.192 --> 00:10:14.360
  • all around me".Open my eyes.
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  • Open my eyes.Let me see, God,
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  • Let me see, God,what others --
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  • what others --They may say it's trash,
  • 00:10:19.198 --> 00:10:20.933
  • They may say it's trash,but You see the treasure.
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  • but You see the treasure.And open my eyes.
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  • And open my eyes.I'm blessed right now.
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  • I'm blessed right now.I'm healthy right now.
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  • I'm healthy right now.It's not "when I get a car"
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  • It's not "when I get a car"or "when I get a promotion"
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  • or "when I get a promotion"or "when I get
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  • or "when I geta bigger house"
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  • a bigger house"or "when I finally make it",
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  • or "when I finally make it","when this happens" --
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  • "when this happens" --The single people,
  • 00:10:36.449 --> 00:10:37.383
  • The single people,"when I finally get married".
  • 00:10:37.450 --> 00:10:39.752
  • "when I finally get married".The married people,
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  • The married people,"if I could just be single".
  • 00:10:40.753 --> 00:10:43.022
  • "if I could just be single".I'm telling you,
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  • I'm telling you,it's always out there
  • 00:10:44.290 --> 00:10:46.125
  • it's always out thereand you don't realize
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  • and you don't realizeyou're living
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  • you're livingin acres of diamonds.
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  • in acres of diamonds.You need to take that old plow
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  • You need to take that old plowand take that old ox
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  • and take that old oxand get a smile on your face.
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  • and get a smile on your face.Appreciate the job
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  • Appreciate the jobyou have right now.
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  • you have right now.You're living --
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  • You're living --Make something out
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  • Make something outof where you are right now.
  • 00:11:01.741 --> 00:11:04.176
  • of where you are right now.Turn to somebody and say,
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  • Turn to somebody and say,"Dig in your own backyard".
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  • "Dig in your own backyard".I thought about Abraham and Lot
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  • I thought about Abraham and LotI like this sermon.
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  • I like this sermon.I do.
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  • I do.I'm enjoying my --
  • 00:11:18.257 --> 00:11:19.091
  • I'm enjoying my --Good preaching,
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  • Good preaching,brother Franklin.
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  • brother Franklin.Amen.
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  • Amen.It's the truth.
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  • It's the truth.We mully-grub and whine
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  • We mully-grub and whineand complain.
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  • and complain."I don't like this job."
  • 00:11:26.899 --> 00:11:28.067
  • "I don't like this job."And somebody else is going
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  • And somebody else is goingto take that same job
  • 00:11:29.602 --> 00:11:30.569
  • to take that same joband find acres of diamonds
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  • and find acres of diamondsand get promoted higher
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  • and get promoted higherand higher and higher,
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  • and higher and higher,while you sitting there whining
  • 00:11:34.240 --> 00:11:35.341
  • while you sitting there whiningflipping a burger,
  • 00:11:35.407 --> 00:11:36.342
  • flipping a burger,"I wish they'd discover me."
  • 00:11:36.408 --> 00:11:38.811
  • "I wish they'd discover me."Ain't nobody gonna discover you
  • 00:11:38.878 --> 00:11:39.945
  • Ain't nobody gonna discover youwith a nasty attitude.
  • 00:11:40.012 --> 00:11:41.547
  • with a nasty attitude.Acting like they're blessed
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  • Acting like they're blessedto have you.
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  • to have you.Somebody else will take that
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  • Somebody else will take thatsame skillet
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  • same skilletand flip it with joy.
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  • and flip it with joy.And get all into it and end up
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  • And get all into it and end upowning the place.
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  • owning the place.[applause]
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  • [applause]There's a phenomenon
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  • There's a phenomenonthat takes place
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  • that takes placein South America,
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  • in South America,in the Amazon River.
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  • in the Amazon River.When it meets
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  • When it meetsthe Atlantic ocean,
  • 00:12:00.966 --> 00:12:02.468
  • the Atlantic ocean,the Amazon River rushes out.
  • 00:12:02.535 --> 00:12:05.437
  • the Amazon River rushes out.Back in the days
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  • Back in the daysbefore they had radio
  • 00:12:06.305 --> 00:12:08.207
  • before they had radioand technology
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  • and technologylike we have it today,
  • 00:12:09.108 --> 00:12:10.276
  • like we have it today,the ships had
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  • the ships hadto signal one another
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  • to signal one anotherwith signal flags
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  • with signal flagsto communicate a message.
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  • to communicate a message.And one of the ships at sea
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  • And one of the ships at seahad gone for many, many days.
  • 00:12:18.584 --> 00:12:20.452
  • had gone for many, many days.They could not see land
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  • They could not see landand they had
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  • and they hadrun out of water
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  • run out of waterand they were in
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  • and they were intheir third day now --
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  • their third day now --Without food for many days,
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  • Without food for many days,but now three days
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  • but now three dayswithout water
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  • without waterand the men were dehydrated
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  • and the men were dehydratedand about to perish.
  • 00:12:31.096 --> 00:12:33.299
  • and about to perish.And on the horizon,
  • 00:12:33.365 --> 00:12:34.466
  • And on the horizon,they saw a ship.
  • 00:12:34.533 --> 00:12:35.501
  • they saw a ship.And it got close enough
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  • And it got close enoughthat they could send
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  • that they could senda signal by flags.
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  • a signal by flags.And the --
  • 00:12:39.939 --> 00:12:40.573
  • And the --one of the men on the boat
  • 00:12:40.639 --> 00:12:42.074
  • one of the men on the boattook the flags
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  • took the flagsand began to signal,
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  • and began to signal,"We need water.
  • 00:12:44.476 --> 00:12:46.212
  • "We need water.We're in dire condition.
  • 00:12:46.278 --> 00:12:47.880
  • We're in dire condition.We need water, please.
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  • We need water, please.Please come, give us water."
  • 00:12:49.682 --> 00:12:52.551
  • Please come, give us water."And as the boat was passing,
  • 00:12:52.618 --> 00:12:54.286
  • And as the boat was passing,it signaled back,
  • 00:12:54.353 --> 00:12:55.554
  • it signaled back,"Let down your bucket".
  • 00:12:55.621 --> 00:12:57.489
  • "Let down your bucket".He signaled back and said,
  • 00:12:57.556 --> 00:12:58.757
  • He signaled back and said,they must not have understood,
  • 00:12:58.824 --> 00:13:00.192
  • they must not have understood,"We need water.
  • 00:13:00.259 --> 00:13:01.627
  • "We need water.We are dying."
  • 00:13:01.694 --> 00:13:03.128
  • We are dying."And he signaled back,
  • 00:13:03.195 --> 00:13:04.597
  • And he signaled back,"Let down your bucket."
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  • "Let down your bucket."And the ship kept going
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  • And the ship kept goingand rode off in the horizon.
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  • and rode off in the horizon.And the captain said,
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  • And the captain said,"I don't know what he means,
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  • "I don't know what he means,but we might as well
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  • but we might as wellgive it a try."
  • 00:13:13.973 --> 00:13:14.940
  • give it a try."They let down the buckets,
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  • They let down the buckets,pulled the water up,
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  • pulled the water up,and as soon as they took
  • 00:13:19.078 --> 00:13:19.979
  • and as soon as they tooka taste of the water,
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  • a taste of the water,amazingly,
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  • amazingly,the water was cool
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  • the water was cooland clear fresh water.
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  • and clear fresh water.Here's what had happened.
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  • Here's what had happened.For 200 miles,
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  • For 200 miles,there is a rush
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  • there is a rushand a surge of fresh water
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  • and a surge of fresh waterfrom the Amazon River
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  • from the Amazon Riverthat is so clear
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  • that is so clearand so cool that it pushes
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  • and so cool that it pushesthe heavier salt water
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  • the heavier salt waterall the way down
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  • all the way downand there's clear cool water
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  • and there's clear cool waterfor 200 miles
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  • for 200 mileswhere the river
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  • where the riverruns into the ocean.
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  • runs into the ocean.And it was under their nose
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  • And it was under their nosethe whole time
  • 00:13:51.210 --> 00:13:52.411
  • the whole timethey were thirsting to death.
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  • they were thirsting to death.All they had to do
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  • All they had to dowas let down their bucket.
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  • was let down their bucket.I've come today to preach
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  • I've come today to preachthat if you're thirsty,
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  • that if you're thirsty,if you're empty,
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  • if you're empty,if you're dry,
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  • if you're dry,let down your bucket.
  • 00:14:06.125 --> 00:14:09.428
  • let down your bucket.There's healing
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  • There's healingfor your body.
  • 00:14:10.496 --> 00:14:11.630
  • for your body.There's blessing
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  • There's blessingfor your family.
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  • for your family.There's provision
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  • There's provisionfor your needs.
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  • for your needs.Jesus is the living water
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  • Jesus is the living waterand it's not out there,
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  • and it's not out there,it's in the Father's house.
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  • it's in the Father's house.This morning, right here,
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  • This morning, right here,we're living in
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  • we're living inacres of diamonds.
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  • acres of diamonds.Just let down your bucket.
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  • Just let down your bucket.Do you need joy?
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  • Do you need joy?Do you need hope?
  • 00:14:33.285 --> 00:14:34.653
  • Do you need hope?Do you need faith?
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  • Do you need faith?Do you need a future?
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  • Do you need a future?Let down your bucket.
  • 00:14:37.790 --> 00:14:42.628
  • Let down your bucket.People have had the answer
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  • People have had the answerright under their nose and quit;
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  • right under their nose and quit;so near but missed it.
  • 00:14:47.299 --> 00:14:51.570
  • so near but missed it.I think about that
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  • I think about thatthief on the cross,
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  • thief on the cross,two of them.
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  • two of them.Now, you listen to me.
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  • Now, you listen to me.Jesus is hanging in the middle
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  • Jesus is hanging in the middleand there's a thief
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  • and there's a thiefon one side.
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  • on one side.And he looks --
  • 00:15:06.618 --> 00:15:08.988
  • And he looks --Let's say this
  • 00:15:09.054 --> 00:15:09.488
  • Let's say thispulpit is Jesus.
  • 00:15:09.555 --> 00:15:12.191
  • pulpit is Jesus.And the thief on one side looks
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  • And the thief on one side looksand he sees worthless nothing.
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  • and he sees worthless nothing.He sees blood.
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  • He sees blood.He sees the crown
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  • He sees the crownof thorns.
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  • of thorns.He sees the blood
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  • He sees the bloodspurting out from
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  • spurting out fromHis side and His feet
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  • His side and His feetand His hands.
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  • and His hands.He hears the Master
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  • He hears the Mastermoaning and groaning
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  • moaning and groaningand praying,
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  • and praying,"Father, forgive them..."
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  • "Father, forgive them..."and he sees nothing
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  • and he sees nothingbut worthlessness
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  • but worthlessnessand he curses the Savior
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  • and he curses the Saviorwith his last breath,
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  • with his last breath,and he goes into eternity.
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  • and he goes into eternity.On the other side of the cross,
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  • On the other side of the cross,there's a man looking
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  • there's a man lookingat the same thing
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  • at the same thingthe other guy saw;
  • 00:15:50.963 --> 00:15:52.431
  • the other guy saw;the same blood,
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  • the same blood,the same cross,
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  • the same cross,the same suffering,
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  • the same suffering,the same wounds.
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  • the same wounds.And his eyes get opened
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  • And his eyes get openedto wondrous things
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  • to wondrous thingsand he cries out,
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  • and he cries out,"Remember me...
  • 00:16:05.144 --> 00:16:07.012
  • "Remember me...You're not a worthless
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  • You're not a worthlesspiece of trash.
  • 00:16:08.647 --> 00:16:09.948
  • piece of trash.I see a treasure
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  • I see a treasureon that middle cross
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  • on that middle crossand would You remember me,
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  • and would You remember me,King Jesus,
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  • King Jesus,when You come
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  • when You comeinto Your kingdom".
  • 00:16:17.423 --> 00:16:18.824
  • into Your kingdom".And Jesus turned to him
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  • And Jesus turned to himand said, "This day,
  • 00:16:20.659 --> 00:16:22.361
  • and said, "This day,you will be with Me
  • 00:16:22.428 --> 00:16:24.229
  • you will be with Mein paradise".
  • 00:16:24.296 --> 00:16:25.664
  • in paradise".You just found
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  • You just foundacres of diamonds.
  • 00:16:27.099 --> 00:16:28.667
  • acres of diamonds.Both of 'em looking at it --
  • 00:16:28.734 --> 00:16:30.436
  • Both of 'em looking at it --See, I wanna preach
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  • See, I wanna preachthis morning.
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  • this morning.Don't you take your salvation
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  • Don't you take your salvationfor granted.
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  • for granted.Other people heard it,
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  • Other people heard it,but they didn't get it.
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  • but they didn't get it.Other people set
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  • Other people setin the same service
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  • in the same serviceand didn't repent,
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  • and didn't repent,but thank God
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  • but thank GodHe opened my eyes
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  • He opened my eyesto who Jesus is.
  • 00:16:45.050 --> 00:16:46.652
  • to who Jesus is.I believe He was born
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  • I believe He was bornof a virgin,
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  • of a virgin,I believe He lived,
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  • I believe He lived,I believe He died,
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  • I believe He died,and I believe He rose again,
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  • and I believe He rose again,and I believe
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  • and I believeHe's coming back again.
  • 00:16:57.262 --> 00:17:00.866
  • He's coming back again.And He's taking me home
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  • And He's taking me hometo acres of diamonds.
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  • to acres of diamonds.Just wait 'til you see
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  • Just wait 'til you seemy brand new home.
  • 00:17:06.605 --> 00:17:07.473
  • my brand new home.[cheering and applause]
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  • [cheering and applause]And here's the thing.
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  • And here's the thing.We're always
  • 00:17:16.048 --> 00:17:17.216
  • We're always"when I get that",
  • 00:17:17.282 --> 00:17:18.317
  • "when I get that","when this happens",
  • 00:17:18.383 --> 00:17:19.985
  • "when this happens","when I get
  • 00:17:20.052 --> 00:17:20.519
  • "when I getthat breakthrough,
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  • that breakthrough,then I'm going to be happy",
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  • then I'm going to be happy","when I get that house",
  • 00:17:23.055 --> 00:17:24.690
  • "when I get that house","when things settle down
  • 00:17:24.756 --> 00:17:26.024
  • "when things settle downwith my children",
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  • with my children","when this happens",
  • 00:17:27.259 --> 00:17:28.193
  • "when this happens","when that happens",
  • 00:17:28.260 --> 00:17:29.728
  • "when that happens","when this thing happens",
  • 00:17:29.795 --> 00:17:31.630
  • "when this thing happens","when I finally
  • 00:17:31.697 --> 00:17:32.164
  • "when I finallyget that promotion,
  • 00:17:32.231 --> 00:17:33.599
  • get that promotion,then I'm going to be happy".
  • 00:17:33.665 --> 00:17:35.834
  • then I'm going to be happy".And you don't realize
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  • And you don't realizeyour greatest treasure,
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  • your greatest treasure,the greatest treasure
  • 00:17:39.037 --> 00:17:40.072
  • the greatest treasurewas in the middle
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  • was in the middleof that cross.
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  • of that cross.And you know what
  • 00:17:44.309 --> 00:17:44.776
  • And you know whatyour greatest treasure
  • 00:17:44.843 --> 00:17:45.511
  • your greatest treasureis right now?
  • 00:17:45.577 --> 00:17:47.980
  • is right now?But there were two thieves
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  • But there were two thieveson the sides of that cross,
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  • on the sides of that cross,the thief of yesterday
  • 00:17:51.917 --> 00:17:54.086
  • the thief of yesterdayand the thief of tomorrow.
  • 00:17:54.153 --> 00:17:56.722
  • and the thief of tomorrow.Yesterday says,
  • 00:17:56.788 --> 00:17:58.257
  • Yesterday says,"You can't be happy
  • 00:17:58.323 --> 00:17:59.158
  • "You can't be happybecause of your past...
  • 00:17:59.224 --> 00:18:00.392
  • because of your past...the shame, the guilt...
  • 00:18:00.459 --> 00:18:01.527
  • the shame, the guilt...so let yesterday rob you
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  • so let yesterday rob youof the joy of today".
  • 00:18:03.462 --> 00:18:05.864
  • of the joy of today".And tomorrow says,
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  • And tomorrow says,"Things aren't exactly
  • 00:18:07.799 --> 00:18:08.467
  • "Things aren't exactlylike you want everything,
  • 00:18:08.534 --> 00:18:10.435
  • like you want everything,so you probate your joy
  • 00:18:10.502 --> 00:18:11.737
  • so you probate your joyand enjoy your life
  • 00:18:11.803 --> 00:18:12.804
  • and enjoy your lifewhen you get over here;
  • 00:18:12.871 --> 00:18:14.106
  • when you get over here;but right there,
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  • but right there,you ought to be miserable".
  • 00:18:15.040 --> 00:18:17.309
  • you ought to be miserable".And there's two thieves
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  • And there's two thievesevery day to
  • 00:18:18.577 --> 00:18:18.977
  • every day toour greatest treasure,
  • 00:18:19.044 --> 00:18:20.412
  • our greatest treasure,which is right now.
  • 00:18:20.479 --> 00:18:23.448
  • which is right now.And some of you
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  • And some of youlet yesterday steal
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  • let yesterday stealwhat you have right now.
  • 00:18:25.784 --> 00:18:27.419
  • what you have right now.It's over.
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  • It's over.You can't go back.
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  • You can't go back.You can't change it.
  • 00:18:30.789 --> 00:18:31.857
  • You can't change it.It is what it is,
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  • It is what it is,so now therefore --
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  • so now therefore --"Now therefore,
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  • "Now therefore,there is no condemnation
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  • there is no condemnationto them that are in Christ".
  • 00:18:38.664 --> 00:18:41.333
  • to them that are in Christ".And I'm not going to wait
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  • And I'm not going to wait'til everything's perfect.
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  • 'til everything's perfect.I'll do that
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  • I'll do thatwhen I get to heaven.
  • 00:18:44.803 --> 00:18:46.004
  • when I get to heaven.But since I'm here, right now,
  • 00:18:46.071 --> 00:18:48.473
  • But since I'm here, right now,I'm going to live
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  • I'm going to livein acres of diamonds.
  • 00:18:49.608 --> 00:18:51.210
  • in acres of diamonds.I've got a blessed life.
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  • I've got a blessed life.I've got a blessed wife.
  • 00:18:52.778 --> 00:18:54.246
  • I've got a blessed wife.I've got a blessed family.
  • 00:18:54.313 --> 00:18:55.847
  • I've got a blessed family.I've got a blessed church.
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  • I've got a blessed church.I'm highly favored of God.
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  • I'm highly favored of God.I don't have everything perfect.
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  • I don't have everything perfect.But this is the day
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  • But this is the daythe Lord has made.
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  • the Lord has made.I'm going to rejoice
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  • I'm going to rejoiceand appreciate
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  • and appreciateacres of diamonds
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  • acres of diamondsright here, right now.
  • 00:19:09.795 --> 00:19:12.064
  • right here, right now.Everybody listening to me,
  • 00:19:12.130 --> 00:19:13.465
  • Everybody listening to me,take a praise break
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  • take a praise breakand thank God
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  • and thank Godfor the diamonds.
  • 00:19:15.601 --> 00:19:16.435
  • for the diamonds.[cheering and applause]
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  • [cheering and applause]The thing that got me
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  • The thing that got meabout this story
  • 00:19:29.448 --> 00:19:31.750
  • about this storyis we've overlooked so much.
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  • is we've overlooked so much.There's some things
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  • There's some thingsmoney can't buy.
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  • money can't buy.And a man took the same ox...
  • 00:19:39.057 --> 00:19:41.893
  • And a man took the same ox...that's what messed me up...
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  • that's what messed me up...the same plow in the same field
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  • the same plow in the same fieldthat somebody else said,
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  • that somebody else said,"This is worth nothing,
  • 00:19:48.967 --> 00:19:51.470
  • "This is worth nothing,this is trash,
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  • this is trash,I hate my life",
  • 00:19:52.404 --> 00:19:53.572
  • I hate my life",somebody took the life
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  • somebody took the lifehe hated and turned it
  • 00:19:55.407 --> 00:19:57.743
  • he hated and turned itinto acres of diamonds.
  • 00:19:57.809 --> 00:20:01.113
  • into acres of diamonds.So you hate your life.
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  • So you hate your life.I promise you
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  • I promise youthere's somebody
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  • there's somebodyin intensive care
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  • in intensive carewho would take you,
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  • who would take you,with your little limp
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  • with your little limpor your little arthritis
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  • or your little arthritisor whatever it is --
  • 00:20:10.756 --> 00:20:11.623
  • or whatever it is --your bald head,
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  • your bald head,whatever it is,
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  • whatever it is,they could care less.
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  • they could care less.They'd give anything to live
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  • They'd give anything to livein your acres of diamonds.
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  • in your acres of diamonds.They'd get some joy today
  • 00:20:20.198 --> 00:20:22.000
  • They'd get some joy todayjust knowing,
  • 00:20:22.067 --> 00:20:23.035
  • just knowing,"I got ten, 15, 20,
  • 00:20:23.101 --> 00:20:25.170
  • "I got ten, 15, 20,two years to live,
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  • two years to live,six months to live".
  • 00:20:26.038 --> 00:20:33.612
  • six months to live".There's acres of diamonds
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  • There's acres of diamondsyou've overlooked
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  • you've overlookedand not seen.
  • 00:20:36.515 --> 00:20:38.216
  • and not seen.I'm closing but listen.
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  • I'm closing but listen.There's hidden potential
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  • There's hidden potentialin things right now,
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  • in things right now,job that you have,
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  • job that you have,the place where you are,
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  • the place where you are,in your present job,
  • 00:20:47.159 --> 00:20:48.694
  • in your present job,in your current relationship,
  • 00:20:48.760 --> 00:20:50.762
  • in your current relationship,in the location you now live.
  • 00:20:50.829 --> 00:20:53.965
  • in the location you now live.The answer to your dreams
  • 00:20:54.032 --> 00:20:55.667
  • The answer to your dreamsmay be right at your fingertips
  • 00:20:55.734 --> 00:20:58.036
  • may be right at your fingertipsif only you would believe
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  • if only you would believethat it's possible.
  • 00:20:59.471 --> 00:21:00.672
  • that it's possible.Before making
  • 00:21:00.739 --> 00:21:01.540
  • Before makinga big life change,
  • 00:21:01.606 --> 00:21:03.542
  • a big life change,look carefully around you.
  • 00:21:03.608 --> 00:21:05.544
  • look carefully around you.There may be acres of diamonds.
  • 00:21:05.610 --> 00:21:12.417
  • There may be acres of diamonds.And the thing that touched me
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  • And the thing that touched meabout the story
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  • about the storyof the prodigal son is this...
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  • of the prodigal son is this...he came home to find happiness
  • 00:21:17.756 --> 00:21:20.025
  • he came home to find happinessthat he did not find
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  • that he did not findwhen he lived there.
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  • when he lived there.And isn't it funny
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  • And isn't it funnyhow once we've lost something,
  • 00:21:29.334 --> 00:21:32.003
  • how once we've lost something,we don't know what we've lost
  • 00:21:32.070 --> 00:21:33.772
  • we don't know what we've lostand what we gave up
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  • and what we gave upuntil we lose it?
  • 00:21:35.574 --> 00:21:37.976
  • until we lose it?You're living, folks...
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  • You're living, folks...I'm telling you...
  • 00:21:39.244 --> 00:21:40.178
  • I'm telling you...right now,
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  • right now,you're living
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  • you're livingin acres of diamonds.
  • 00:21:42.581 --> 00:21:46.084
  • in acres of diamonds.This is a word in season
  • 00:21:46.151 --> 00:21:47.819
  • This is a word in seasonfor people's lives.
  • 00:21:47.886 --> 00:21:49.421
  • for people's lives.Appreciate right here,
  • 00:21:49.488 --> 00:21:51.556
  • Appreciate right here,right now.
  • 00:21:51.623 --> 00:21:53.692
  • right now.Begin to enjoy your life
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  • Begin to enjoy your liferight now.
  • 00:21:56.628 --> 00:21:57.729
  • right now.Thank God for your family
  • 00:21:57.796 --> 00:21:59.765
  • Thank God for your familyand love them
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  • and love themlike they are right now.
  • 00:22:00.832 --> 00:22:03.402
  • like they are right now.Don't worry about tomorrow
  • 00:22:03.468 --> 00:22:05.437
  • Don't worry about tomorrowand don't let
  • 00:22:05.504 --> 00:22:05.971
  • and don't letthe thief of yesterday
  • 00:22:06.037 --> 00:22:07.572
  • the thief of yesterdaysteal you of valuable time
  • 00:22:07.639 --> 00:22:10.475
  • steal you of valuable timethat you have here
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  • that you have hereon this earth right now.
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  • Would you stand reverently
  • 00:22:17.315 --> 00:22:18.517
  • Would you stand reverentlyfor just a moment?
  • 00:22:18.583 --> 00:22:20.986
  • for just a moment?Every head bowed,
  • 00:22:21.052 --> 00:22:21.820
  • Every head bowed,every eye closed,
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  • every eye closed,at every campus.
  • 00:22:23.688 --> 00:22:26.525
  • at every campus."Pastor Jentezen,
  • 00:22:26.591 --> 00:22:29.027
  • "Pastor Jentezen,I know this very moment
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  • I know this very momentthat if the trumpet
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  • that if the trumpetwere to sound
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  • were to soundor Christ were to come,
  • 00:22:34.032 --> 00:22:36.701
  • or Christ were to come,should I go into eternity,
  • 00:22:36.768 --> 00:22:39.070
  • should I go into eternity,I'm not ready.
  • 00:22:39.137 --> 00:22:41.807
  • I'm not ready.But I'd like
  • 00:22:41.873 --> 00:22:42.174
  • But I'd liketo get ready today.
  • 00:22:42.240 --> 00:22:47.746
  • to get ready today.And I want a life
  • 00:22:47.813 --> 00:22:48.713
  • And I want a lifethat I don't have to
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  • that I don't have tohave another thing
  • 00:22:51.082 --> 00:22:52.117
  • have another thingto feel content.
  • 00:22:52.184 --> 00:22:55.287
  • to feel content.I want a life that
  • 00:22:55.353 --> 00:22:56.688
  • I want a life thatmy greatest wealth
  • 00:22:56.755 --> 00:22:58.924
  • my greatest wealthis not in the things
  • 00:22:58.990 --> 00:23:00.025
  • is not in the thingsof this world
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  • of this worldbut in my relationship
  • 00:23:01.593 --> 00:23:03.462
  • but in my relationshipwith my Savior, Jesus Christ."
  • 00:23:03.528 --> 00:23:08.099
  • with my Savior, Jesus Christ."There's hidden potential.
  • 00:23:08.166 --> 00:23:12.404
  • There's hidden potential.You are made of dirt.
  • 00:23:12.471 --> 00:23:14.139
  • You are made of dirt.In other words,
  • 00:23:14.206 --> 00:23:14.840
  • In other words,you're acreage.
  • 00:23:14.906 --> 00:23:17.609
  • you're acreage.And only Jesus
  • 00:23:17.676 --> 00:23:19.177
  • And only Jesusknows how to give birth
  • 00:23:19.244 --> 00:23:21.279
  • knows how to give birthto the diamonds
  • 00:23:21.346 --> 00:23:22.080
  • to the diamondsof purpose and destiny
  • 00:23:22.147 --> 00:23:23.849
  • of purpose and destinyin your life.
  • 00:23:23.915 --> 00:23:25.817
  • in your life.It'll never happen
  • 00:23:25.884 --> 00:23:26.751
  • It'll never happenwithout Him.
  • 00:23:26.818 --> 00:23:28.954
  • without Him.Just lift your hands
  • 00:23:29.020 --> 00:23:29.855
  • Just lift your handstoward heaven.
  • 00:23:29.921 --> 00:23:30.655
  • toward heaven.Would you do that?
  • 00:23:30.722 --> 00:23:31.857
  • Would you do that?And just say,
  • 00:23:31.923 --> 00:23:32.357
  • And just say,"Lord Jesus,
  • 00:23:32.424 --> 00:23:34.159
  • "Lord Jesus,I surrender my life
  • 00:23:34.226 --> 00:23:36.394
  • I surrender my lifecompletely to You.
  • 00:23:36.461 --> 00:23:38.430
  • completely to You.You've opened my eyes
  • 00:23:38.497 --> 00:23:40.699
  • You've opened my eyesto see the wonderful thing
  • 00:23:40.765 --> 00:23:42.968
  • to see the wonderful thingthat Jesus did for me
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  • that Jesus did for meon the cross.
  • 00:23:45.370 --> 00:23:46.771
  • on the cross.I receive the forgiveness
  • 00:23:46.838 --> 00:23:49.841
  • I receive the forgivenessHis blood bought me,
  • 00:23:49.908 --> 00:23:52.677
  • His blood bought me,and by His blood
  • 00:23:52.744 --> 00:23:54.646
  • and by His bloodI am forgiven.
  • 00:23:54.713 --> 00:23:56.314
  • I am forgiven.I receive
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  • I receiveall that Jesus has for me.
  • 00:23:58.083 --> 00:24:00.285
  • all that Jesus has for me.I let down my bucket.
  • 00:24:00.352 --> 00:24:02.821
  • I let down my bucket.I drink of the water of live.
  • 00:24:02.888 --> 00:24:05.657
  • I drink of the water of live.I thank You today
  • 00:24:05.724 --> 00:24:08.326
  • I thank You todayfor blessing me
  • 00:24:08.393 --> 00:24:09.961
  • for blessing meand giving me
  • 00:24:10.028 --> 00:24:11.329
  • and giving meacres of diamonds,
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  • acres of diamonds,in Jesus Christ.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • - I want to share
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  • - I want to sharea brand new opportunity
  • 00:24:20.772 --> 00:24:22.107
  • a brand new opportunitywe have in the nation of Israel.
  • 00:24:22.173 --> 00:24:24.209
  • we have in the nation of Israel.If you follow this ministry,
  • 00:24:24.276 --> 00:24:25.310
  • If you follow this ministry,we have become
  • 00:24:25.377 --> 00:24:26.278
  • we have becomea friend of Israel.
  • 00:24:26.344 --> 00:24:27.646
  • a friend of Israel.We've built a lot in Israel,
  • 00:24:27.712 --> 00:24:29.748
  • We've built a lot in Israel,and we're gonna continue
  • 00:24:29.814 --> 00:24:30.715
  • and we're gonna continueto build.
  • 00:24:30.782 --> 00:24:31.650
  • to build.And we're building
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  • And we're buildinganother bomb shelter.
  • 00:24:32.317 --> 00:24:34.219
  • another bomb shelter.What it is
  • 00:24:34.286 --> 00:24:34.686
  • What it isis it's a bomb shelter
  • 00:24:34.753 --> 00:24:36.354
  • is it's a bomb shelterin a war zone,
  • 00:24:36.421 --> 00:24:37.756
  • in a war zone,and they have 15 seconds
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  • and they have 15 secondsto get to that shelter
  • 00:24:39.391 --> 00:24:41.359
  • to get to that shelterto seek, you know,
  • 00:24:41.426 --> 00:24:42.694
  • to seek, you know,protection from the bombs.
  • 00:24:42.761 --> 00:24:45.297
  • protection from the bombs.And they have them daily.
  • 00:24:45.363 --> 00:24:46.364
  • And they have them daily.Daily.
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  • Daily.And I've had the amazing
  • 00:24:47.933 --> 00:24:48.533
  • And I've had the amazingopportunity to visit
  • 00:24:48.600 --> 00:24:49.901
  • opportunity to visitthis particular region
  • 00:24:49.968 --> 00:24:51.403
  • this particular regionwhere this latest project
  • 00:24:51.469 --> 00:24:53.305
  • where this latest projectis taking place
  • 00:24:53.371 --> 00:24:54.139
  • is taking placeand meet the incredible
  • 00:24:54.205 --> 00:24:55.774
  • and meet the incredibleresilient people
  • 00:24:55.840 --> 00:24:56.975
  • resilient peopleof Eshkol Israel.
  • 00:24:57.042 --> 00:24:58.577
  • of Eshkol Israel.I need your help
  • 00:24:58.643 --> 00:24:59.444
  • I need your helpon this project.
  • 00:24:59.511 --> 00:25:00.545
  • on this project.With your support
  • 00:25:00.612 --> 00:25:01.413
  • With your supportwe're gonna preach the gospel.
  • 00:25:01.479 --> 00:25:03.281
  • we're gonna preach the gospel.When you give to this ministry
  • 00:25:03.348 --> 00:25:05.050
  • When you give to this ministrythis is exactly what you do:
  • 00:25:05.116 --> 00:25:06.585
  • this is exactly what you do:you send the gospel
  • 00:25:06.651 --> 00:25:07.619
  • you send the gospelto 200 nations.
  • 00:25:07.686 --> 00:25:08.853
  • to 200 nations.You produce
  • 00:25:08.920 --> 00:25:09.588
  • You produceamazing ministry resources
  • 00:25:09.654 --> 00:25:11.856
  • amazing ministry resourcesthat change lives
  • 00:25:11.923 --> 00:25:12.624
  • that change liveson a daily basis,
  • 00:25:12.691 --> 00:25:14.125
  • on a daily basis,and you support
  • 00:25:14.192 --> 00:25:15.427
  • and you supportincredible mission projects
  • 00:25:15.493 --> 00:25:18.363
  • incredible mission projectsjust like the new one
  • 00:25:18.430 --> 00:25:19.764
  • just like the new onethat we're taking on this month.
  • 00:25:19.831 --> 00:25:22.534
  • that we're taking on this month.In the month of January
  • 00:25:22.601 --> 00:25:24.803
  • In the month of Januarywe began
  • 00:25:24.869 --> 00:25:25.470
  • we begana brand new bomb shelter,
  • 00:25:25.537 --> 00:25:28.340
  • a brand new bomb shelter,and people can go there
  • 00:25:28.406 --> 00:25:29.774
  • and people can go thereand they use it
  • 00:25:29.841 --> 00:25:30.709
  • and they use itfor a feeding center,
  • 00:25:30.775 --> 00:25:31.776
  • for a feeding center,whatever the need
  • 00:25:31.843 --> 00:25:32.544
  • whatever the needof the community.
  • 00:25:32.611 --> 00:25:33.645
  • of the community.Thank you, so much.
  • 00:25:33.712 --> 00:25:34.546
  • Thank you, so much.God bless you.
  • 00:25:34.613 --> 00:25:35.313
  • - ANNOUNCER: Imagine living
  • 00:25:36.915 --> 00:25:37.549
  • under the fear and stress
  • 00:25:37.649 --> 00:25:38.950
  • of constant enemy attack.
  • 00:25:39.050 --> 00:25:40.752
  • Jewish communities bordering
  • 00:25:40.852 --> 00:25:41.786
  • the Gaza strip have 15 seconds
  • 00:25:41.886 --> 00:25:43.688
  • to run for their lives
  • 00:25:43.788 --> 00:25:44.889
  • and to take shelter from
  • 00:25:44.990 --> 00:25:46.057
  • the ceaseless barrage
  • 00:25:46.157 --> 00:25:47.258
  • of rocket attacks.
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  • That 15 seconds is the same
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  • for a toddler,
  • 00:25:50.161 --> 00:25:51.062
  • or a Holocaust survivor.
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  • Now you can be a part
  • 00:25:53.131 --> 00:25:54.265
  • of fulfilling Biblical prophecy
  • 00:25:54.366 --> 00:25:55.900
  • in the Holy Land by comforting
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  • Jewish families living
  • 00:25:57.469 --> 00:25:58.837
  • within range of rocket attacks
  • 00:25:58.937 --> 00:26:00.472
  • and incendiary fire balloons.
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  • With your best gift
  • 00:26:02.173 --> 00:26:02.907
  • to Jentezen Franklin
  • 00:26:03.008 --> 00:26:03.975
  • Media Ministries this month,
  • 00:26:04.075 --> 00:26:05.443
  • you'll help us go above
  • 00:26:05.543 --> 00:26:06.244
  • and beyond to bring comfort
  • 00:26:06.344 --> 00:26:07.445
  • with grace to help these
  • 00:26:07.545 --> 00:26:08.713
  • precious Jewish families
  • 00:26:08.813 --> 00:26:10.015
  • as we join
  • 00:26:10.115 --> 00:26:10.882
  • with the Jewish National Fund
  • 00:26:10.982 --> 00:26:12.851
  • to help build a fortified
  • 00:26:12.951 --> 00:26:14.052
  • bomb shelter in Moshav Ohad.
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  • This community
  • 00:26:16.621 --> 00:26:16.955
  • is a mile and a half
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  • from the Gaza border,
  • 00:26:18.123 --> 00:26:19.190
  • and children and seniors
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  • will be able to utilize
  • 00:26:20.525 --> 00:26:21.793
  • this safe shelter
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  • when the sirens signal
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  • another attack.
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  • As our thank you
  • 00:26:24.929 --> 00:26:25.530
  • for your gift of $50 or more,
  • 00:26:25.630 --> 00:26:28.400
  • you may request
  • 00:26:28.500 --> 00:26:29.267
  • the "We Win!" bundle.
  • 00:26:29.367 --> 00:26:30.635
  • With your gift of $500
  • 00:26:30.735 --> 00:26:32.270
  • or more this month,
  • 00:26:32.370 --> 00:26:33.138
  • you may request
  • 00:26:33.238 --> 00:26:33.705
  • the "We Win!" gift set
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  • and be uplifted by this
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  • rose scented candle inscribed
  • 00:26:36.374 --> 00:26:38.543
  • with the Numbers 6 blessing.
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  • With your best gift
  • 00:26:40.211 --> 00:26:40.845
  • of $1.000 or more
  • 00:26:40.945 --> 00:26:42.714
  • you can experience God's best
  • 00:26:42.814 --> 00:26:44.549
  • with this hand picked
  • 00:26:44.649 --> 00:26:45.583
  • "We Win!" collection.
  • 00:26:45.684 --> 00:26:47.218
  • Your generous support
  • 00:26:47.318 --> 00:26:48.019
  • will also make
  • 00:26:48.119 --> 00:26:48.887
  • a tangible impact
  • 00:26:48.987 --> 00:26:49.888
  • through the many outreaches
  • 00:26:49.988 --> 00:26:51.022
  • of this ministry.
  • 00:26:51.122 --> 00:26:51.956
  • And to show our thanks,
  • 00:26:52.057 --> 00:26:53.158
  • we'll plant a tree
  • 00:26:53.258 --> 00:26:54.192
  • in Israel in your honor.
  • 00:26:54.292 --> 00:26:55.960
  • You can be a part of the miracle
  • 00:26:56.061 --> 00:26:57.328
  • of fulfilling prophecy
  • 00:26:57.429 --> 00:26:58.763
  • in the Holy Land,
  • 00:26:58.863 --> 00:26:59.731
  • and bring comfort with grace
  • 00:26:59.831 --> 00:27:01.299
  • to God's people in Israel today.
  • 00:27:01.399 --> 00:27:04.936
  • - We hope you've enjoyed
  • 00:27:12.177 --> 00:27:12.811
  • this teaching
  • 00:27:12.911 --> 00:27:13.611
  • by Jentezen Franklin,
  • 00:27:13.712 --> 00:27:14.746
  • and thank you
  • 00:27:14.846 --> 00:27:15.246
  • for your continued support
  • 00:27:15.346 --> 00:27:16.715
  • of this ministry.
  • 00:27:16.815 --> 00:27:18.416
  • Your prayers
  • 00:27:18.516 --> 00:27:18.917
  • and financial support
  • 00:27:19.017 --> 00:27:20.285
  • make these programs possible.
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  • Visit us online
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  • at JentezenFranklin.tv.
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