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Heirs According To The Promise

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January 26, 2021
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  • partners and friends ofCreflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Creflo Dollar: My givingis an act of worship.
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  • I'm not giving to getthe blessing of Abraham.
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  • I already have theblessing of Abraham by faith.
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  • I am giving to worship God ingratitude and thanksgiving for
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  • what he has already done.
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  • He has already blessed me, andI'm giving because of what has
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  • already been done.
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  • And blessing--and every time yousee that blessing is working in
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  • your life, you want--I wannaworship him, but we've never
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  • been taught and trained thatthe money is not giving to get.
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  • It is because I'vegotten that I give.
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  • It is because of whatI have that I give.
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  • It is a part of my worship.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Creflo: Today, I wannaanswer the question, "Why give?"
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  • I mean, come on,man, I mean, why give?
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  • Man, we've heard a lotabout that, a lot of things
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  • that are interesting.
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  • I went to the Internet andpulled up some old sermons from
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  • me and other guys just to seewhat we were saying back then,
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  • and we didn't have it.
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  • And so, praise God, I'm--we gonna rewrite the book.
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  • Galatians chapter 3,verse 13 and 14, he said,
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  • "Christ has redeemed usfrom the curse of the law."
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  • Now, literally whathe says here is
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  • Christ has paid theransom, "to be redeemed" means
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  • "you've been delivered becausesomebody paid a ransom."
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  • So Christ has redeemed usby paying the ransom for us
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  • to go free from the curseof not being able to keep
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  • all 613 of the laws.
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  • And so Christ has redeemedus and delivered us through a
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  • ransom by beingthe peace offering.
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  • "He's delivered us,redeemed us, from the curse
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  • of the law," how?
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  • "Being made a curse for us,"so he was made a curse for us.
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  • He took on the consequences thatwere due to us upon himself.
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  • He became a curse for us, "forit is this written, cursed is
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  • every one thathangs on the tree."
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  • Well, why did he do all of that?
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  • Why did Jesus die on thecross, became the compensation
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  • and the payment for our sins,paid the ransom so we can
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  • go free from the curse, shed hisblood, had his body broken,
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  • all this stuff for us, why?
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  • For what reason?What was the purpose?
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  • This is so awesome,see, this is--
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  • somebody says, "Well, he didall that so I can be saved."
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  • True, don't doubt that, but nowhe's specifically and precisely
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  • gonna say in the next versehe did all of this because--
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  • or so "that the blessing ofAbraham might come on the
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  • Gentiles through Jesus Christ."
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  • "I died, I tookall of your sins,
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  • I became a curse for you so thatJewish people would not be the
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  • only ones to inheritthe blessing of Abraham.
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  • I now did it so thatGentiles can get in on
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  • the blessing of Abraham."
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  • My God.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Ken Terry: The Bible talksabout in the book of James that,
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  • trying to preach to a man,you need to first feed him.
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  • Taffi Dollar: The Bible talksabout how, when we feed those
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  • who are hungry, if we go out andpray for those who are sick
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  • or ill, in the hospitals,and we go to where they are,
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  • that was what Jesus did,he went to where people were.
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  • Debra Carr: Just by goinginto the school, we would feed
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  • people, meet their practicalneeds, and then those kids
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  • get to hear the gospel, andwe've had parents--those kids
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  • lead their parents to the Lord,and then those families
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  • come to the church.
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  • Archie Collins: It may bethat a well is needed in Kenya
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  • for the Maasai, or it could bethat they need glasses in India
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  • for people who arehaving eyesight problems, or
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  • emergency-related outreach inmissions, we wanna meet that
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  • specific felt need, and at theend of the day, we know, once we
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  • do that, people will understandgrace and be empowered to change
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  • as a result of us meeting theneeds that exist in their lives.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Creflo: Jesus died, becamea curse so that you
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  • could get what?
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  • So how does he plan on yougetting the blessing of Abraham?
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  • No, you gotta begoody-goody to get it.
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  • You gotta come tochurch at least five times.
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  • You got to fast forat least 30 days.
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  • There's something you'vegot to do to deserve it.
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  • How do you--how does heplan on you accessing
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  • the blessing of Abraham?
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  • Through Jesus Christ,so if I believe
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  • in Jesus and I've madehim the Lord of my
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  • life, do I have access tothe blessing of Abraham?
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  • Good class, good class.
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  • "The blessings of Abraham mightcome on the Gentiles through
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  • Jesus Christ," now, watch this,semicolon, here's what comes
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  • with the blessing, "that wemight receive the promise."
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  • And all of this, you've gottaget it through what?
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  • "Faith," not works, notstriving, but through faith.
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  • Does everybody understand that?
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  • "Now to Abraham and hisseed were the promises made.
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  • He saith not to the seeds, as ofmany, but as of one, and to thy
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  • seed, which is Christ."
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  • Now look at verse 29.
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  • How do we get into this?
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  • Galatians 3:29.
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  • So we talk about accessingthe blessing and the promise,
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  • but do I have a right to it?
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  • Well, "And if you be Christ's,""And if you be Christ's," and
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  • "If you be Christ's--" sohe's stating the condition.
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  • "So if you be Christ's,then are you Abraham's seed."
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  • So what do I have to doto become Abraham's seed?
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  • Be Christ's.
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  • How many of you are Christ's?
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  • All right, I announce today thatyou are the seed of Abraham.
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  • But not only you're Abraham'sseed, but you are now an heir.
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  • You are now an heir.
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  • All right, sowhat's the promise?
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  • What am I getting?
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  • "For the promise," comma.
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  • He getting ready totell us what it is.
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  • The promise God made toAbraham: "You are going to be
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  • the heir of the world."
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  • I believe the Greek wordhere, "world," is "kosmos."
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  • That's big because heis not saying you are
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  • to inherit worldly things.
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  • We are in the world, but weare not of how they operate.
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  • So here's what it means.
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  • It means you are a heir toall of the world's goods.
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  • You have a right to inherit allof the endowments, all of the
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  • riches, all of the advantages,and all of the pleasures.
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  • This is the promise that Godmade to Abraham and to his seed.
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  • You have a right to inheritall of the earth's goods.
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  • Everything, all of the goods onthis earth are rightfully yours.
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  • All of the endowments of thisearth are rightfully yours.
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  • All of the riches, the gold,the silver, the minerals, it's
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  • rightfully--the water,it's rightfully yours.
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  • All of the advantages, so allof the technology that's born in
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  • the earth, rightfully yours.
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  • All of the pleasures on thisearth--don't tell me I can't
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  • go to the beach.
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  • That's rightfully mine.
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  • I've inherited that.
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  • This is the promise that Godmade to Abraham and to his seed,
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  • for the promise that he shouldbe the heir of the world was not
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  • to Abraham or to his seedthrough the law, but it was to
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  • Abraham and his seed throughthe righteousness of faith.
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  • So he says, "I havegiven you this will.
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  • I've given you this inheritancenot to try to manifest it
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  • through the works of the law.
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  • I gave this to you toreceive it through the
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  • righteousness of faith."
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  • All right, watch carefully now.
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  • The blessing of Abraham for thenew covenant believer is made
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  • void and of no effect when youtry to earn it and deserve it
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  • through your efforts.
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  • Hence, the secret to walkin' inthe blessing of Abraham in your
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  • life is to stoptrying to deserve it.
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  • Instead, exercise your faith tobelieve that you are righteous
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  • through Jesus's finished works.
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  • The more righteousness consciousyou are, the more blessings
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  • you will experience.
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  • The Abrahamic blessing of beingan heir of the world comes by
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  • trusting entirely on God'sunmerited favor in your life.
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  • But the nextquestion is why give?
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  • Because now the church said theblessing's out there and the way
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  • you get blessed is by giving.
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  • That's not it quite--that'snot quite the truth.
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  • You're almost sayin' tome like the world says.
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  • You're almost saying, "I gotto buy the blessing or earn it
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  • through my giving," and youare treating the--you're now
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  • treating givinglike a quid pro quo.
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  • "What do you mean?"
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  • A quid pro quo just meansthat if you scratch my back,
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  • I'mma scratch yours.
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  • And so, I know, all mylife, I heard, "Give,"
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  • watch this, watch this, watchthis law-based thing,
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  • "and it'll be given unto you."
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  • Scratch my back,I'll scratch yours.
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  • And something's wrong with thatbecause somehow in your mind, in
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  • your subconscious, you stillbelieve that "If I give, I'll
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  • get blessed, and if I don'tgive, I won't get blessed," and
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  • that is a direct violationof 2 Corinthians 9 and 7.
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  • Go to 2 Corinthians 9 and 7.
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  • "If I give, I'll get blessed.
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  • If I don't give, Iwon't get blessed."
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  • "Bring ye all the tithes to thestorehouse, that there may be
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  • meat in my house, and prove mehere, saith the Lord of hosts."
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  • Now, I'll still get all thoseblessings of the tithe except
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  • this one, and if you don'ttithe--I don't wanna read it
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  • no more, but if you don'ttithe, you'll be cursed.
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  • Now, listen to me carefully.
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  • "Every man," verse 7, "accordingas he purposed in his heart, so
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  • let him give.
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  • Don't give grudgingly, orof necessity, for God loves
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  • a cheerful giver."
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  • To be a grudging giver means,"I don't wanna give, but I'll
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  • do it anyway for myreligious practice."
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  • And he's sayin',"Don't give like that."
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  • And then, "I'm gon' giveso I won't go to hell."
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  • He says, "You're giving becauseyou feel like it's necessary for
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  • you to avoid hell."
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  • "I'm gonna give soI can get blessed."
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  • So you're givingbecause you feel like
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  • it's necessary foryou to get blessed.
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  • You're still onthe merit system.
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  • You're still doing something soyou can feel like you deserve
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  • something, and you tooksomething so precious as giving
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  • and made it a part ofthe works of the law.
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  • "I've got to give toget," quid pro quo.
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  • Giving is not a wayto get the blessing.
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  • Giving is an act of worship.
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  • You don't give to get blessed.
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  • You give becauseyou're already blessed.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Alexandria Dollar: Wehonor God through our giving.
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  • It's not about howmuch or the finances.
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  • It's more so about honoring God.
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  • From a practical standpoint,those things are being given to
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  • bless people, to reach people,to keep things going, but from a
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  • spiritual standpoint, you know,God honors that, so when you
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  • give to his kingdom, he'sgivin' it back to you
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  • in different ways that youcan't imagine, through healing,
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  • through peace,through a sound mind.
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  • Kathleen J. Dollar:Giving is an act of love.
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  • Before we understoodgrace, giving was, like,
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  • "You give, you get."
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  • But now understanding that,because you already have,
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  • because he's givenus everything,
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  • in response, we give.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Creflo: I've tried to holdback tears when I think about
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  • this, and I now know what itmeans when it says--you know,
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  • yeah, thank God for worship insong, thank God for worship in
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  • dance, and thank God for worshipin all the things we do,
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  • but worship is nevercomplete without the giving
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  • of a substance fromyour life to thank him
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  • for everythinghe's already done.
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  • And the fact that I wake upevery day and realize that I'm
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  • blessed and I have aninheritance, I've got to do it.
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  • You can give the giftwith the wrong motivation.
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  • The motivation is moreimportant than the gift.
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  • All right, now watch this,I'll begin at verse 12:
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  • "And they took Lot,Abraham's brother's son,
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  • who dwelt in Sodom,and his goods, and departed."
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  • And Abraham heard aboutwhat--you know, 'cause Lot--
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  • you remember Lot and them,they couldn't stay together?
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  • And so he heard that theykidnapped him and took
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  • all of his stuff, verse 14,
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  • "And when Abram heard thathis brother was taken
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  • captive, he armed his trainedservants, born in his own house,
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  • 318, and pursuedthem unto Dan."
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  • Verse 15, "And he dividedhimself against them, and he and
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  • his servant, by night, and smotethem, and pursued them unto
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  • Hobah, which is onthe left of Damascus.
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  • And he brought back all thegoods, and also brought again
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  • his brother Lot, and his goods,and the women, and the people."
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  • So I'm assumin' he won, right?
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  • But verse 7, says, "And the kingof Sodom went out to meet him
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  • after his return from--" and hecalled it "from the slaughter."
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  • So he not only won, but with 300men out of his own household,
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  • the driver, theserver, the lawn guy.
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  • Do you understand?
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  • And they went in by night.
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  • So I don't know if anybody--one of the reasons why
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  • you just read they won,'cause don't nobody know what
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  • happened--except they won.
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  • It was a slaughter, and theycollected all the goods and
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  • brought back everythingand more, and it was such a
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  • slaughter that Sodom, who hadbeen defeated by these nations,
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  • said, "I need to comeout and meet this guy."
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  • But notice what happened.
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  • God help me.
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  • "And Melchizedek,the king of Salem,
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  • brought forthbread and wine--"
  • 00:17:07.523 --> 00:17:09.158
  • when we do bread and wine,it's Communion, isn't it?
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  • "And he was the priestand the representative
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  • of the most high God.
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  • And he blessed him, and said,"Blessed be Abram of the most
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  • high God, possessor of heavenand earth, and blessed be the
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  • most high God, which hathdelivered thine enemies
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  • into thy hands."
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  • He said, "It was God thatdelivered your enemies
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  • into your hands.
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  • It wasn't your fight.
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  • It wasn't your servants.
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  • It wasn't whether yourtrainin' was good or not.
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  • You stepped out, allknowing you're blessed."
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  • Who does that?
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  • Who takes the chauffeur andthe cook and the maid and say,
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  • "Let's go and get 'em"?
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  • Three hundred and eighteen wentout against the nations, and it
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  • was a slaughter.
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  • Now, you gotta knowAbram's thinkin' in this.
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  • Abram's thinking,"We should all be dead.
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  • We should be dead.
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  • What the--what the world--what happened?
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  • What the heck?We should be dead."
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  • And he can't getit off his mind.
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  • "I'm blessed.
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  • It was--I know what happened.
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  • It was him.It was him.
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  • It was the same one that showedup in the midst of the famine.
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  • It was the same one that showedup and got my wife back.
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  • It was the same one that gaveme this kid that--it's him.
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  • It was him.It was him.
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  • It's him.It's God.
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  • God did it.God did it.
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  • God did it."And can't you see him?
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  • The next line, he said,"And he brought him a tithe."
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  • You know what happened?He says, "I worship him.
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  • I gotta worship him,I gotta--"
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  • You know what"worship" means?
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  • "I'm in awe.
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  • I'm in awe of what had justhappened, and so I bring my
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  • substance, and I worship him."
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  • Oh, I don't know if you'veever been in a ditch so deep.
  • 00:19:13.482 --> 00:19:16.652
  • I don't know if you'vebeen in a situation so bad.
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  • I don't know if you've been in asituation you thought there was
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  • no way out, and youknew it wasn't you.
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  • You knew, you knew it was Godsomewhere stirring in that nest,
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  • and when he did a marvelousthing, I needed to figure out--
  • 00:19:29.898 --> 00:19:33.669
  • "I need to--I needto worship him.
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  • Here, God,here's my substance."
  • 00:19:36.104 --> 00:19:38.707
  • Your money represents you.
  • 00:19:38.740 --> 00:19:40.108
  • Your money represents your time.
  • 00:19:40.142 --> 00:19:41.543
  • Your moneyrepresents your effort.
  • 00:19:41.577 --> 00:19:43.212
  • Your moneyrepresents everything.
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  • Here, God, my worship can't becomplete by saying, "Thank ya,"
  • 00:19:45.080 --> 00:19:48.884
  • and wavin' my hands andsingin' a song, but when I bring
  • 00:19:48.917 --> 00:19:54.223
  • something to you,it says "honor."
  • 00:19:54.256 --> 00:19:57.960
  • Giving is an honor act,not a quid pro quo.
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  • It's an honor act.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Anthony Adams: God's love iseverlasting, but it has to be
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  • expressed through people.
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  • Ken Terry: No one can love usmore than God, so when God, who
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  • is love is on the inside ofus, tells us to love our
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  • neighbor, he's saying,"Can you share me with them?
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  • Can you tell them about meand how much I love them?
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  • Can you tell them about meand how much I was willin' to
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  • sacrifice so that theycan have what they need?"
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  • Vetress Blanch: It gives youthe opportunity to help bring
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  • the same knowledge and therevelation that you've
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  • received to other parts of theworld who may not have had
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  • an opportunity to see it yet.
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  • Shirley Wren: It's a way toexpand the kingdom, but it's a
  • 00:20:56.251 --> 00:20:58.287
  • way to manifest the Christthat's on the inside of you.
  • 00:20:58.320 --> 00:21:02.324
  • It's a way to glorify theheavenly Father, and I just
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  • don't know what moreyou could ask for.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Creflo: Givingis an honor act.
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  • It's a honor act.
  • 00:21:18.206 --> 00:21:22.344
  • It's an honor act, and Abraham,in the following verses, said,
  • 00:21:22.377 --> 00:21:28.650
  • "I don't wantanything from you."
  • 00:21:28.684 --> 00:21:32.020
  • He says, "I lift my hands up toGod so that no man will be able
  • 00:21:32.054 --> 00:21:37.225
  • to say he made merich, but God only."
  • 00:21:37.259 --> 00:21:46.401
  • My giving is an act of worship.
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  • Look at look Psalms96, verse 6 through 9.
  • 00:21:50.172 --> 00:21:54.476
  • My giving is an act of worship.
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  • I'm not giving to getthe blessing of Abraham.
  • 00:21:58.046 --> 00:22:01.950
  • I already have theblessing of Abraham by faith.
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  • I am giving to worship God ingratitude and thanksgiving for
  • 00:22:05.053 --> 00:22:11.193
  • what he has already done.
  • 00:22:11.226 --> 00:22:13.061
  • He has already blessed me, andI'm giving because of what has
  • 00:22:13.095 --> 00:22:16.665
  • already been done.
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  • A blessing--and every time yousee that blessing is working in
  • 00:22:18.867 --> 00:22:21.002
  • your life, you want--I wannaworship him, but we've never
  • 00:22:21.036 --> 00:22:24.806
  • been taught and trained thatthe money is not giving to get.
  • 00:22:24.840 --> 00:22:29.211
  • It is because I'vegotten that I give.
  • 00:22:29.244 --> 00:22:31.780
  • It is because of whatI have that I give.
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  • It is a part of my worship.
  • 00:22:35.751 --> 00:22:37.753
  • He said to gather the first ofthe week so that when you come
  • 00:22:37.786 --> 00:22:41.056
  • together, you'll alreadyhave it because this
  • 00:22:41.089 --> 00:22:44.126
  • is a part of your worship.
  • 00:22:44.159 --> 00:22:46.995
  • Watch this: "Honor andmajesty are before him.
  • 00:22:47.028 --> 00:22:50.499
  • Strength and beautyare in his sanctuary."
  • 00:22:50.532 --> 00:22:53.068
  • Verse 7, "Give unto the Lord, Oye kindreds of the people, give
  • 00:22:53.101 --> 00:22:58.440
  • unto the Lordglory and strength."
  • 00:22:58.473 --> 00:23:01.910
  • Verse 8, "Give untothe Lord the glory
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  • that's due unto his name."
  • 00:23:04.646 --> 00:23:07.315
  • How am I gonnagive unto him glory
  • 00:23:07.349 --> 00:23:09.518
  • that's due to his name?
  • 00:23:09.551 --> 00:23:11.353
  • Colon, "bring an offering."
  • 00:23:11.386 --> 00:23:14.556
  • It's a gift, it's a gift,"and come into his courts."
  • 00:23:14.589 --> 00:23:19.127
  • It's a gift, it's notgiving to buy the blessing.
  • 00:23:19.161 --> 00:23:22.297
  • It's not giving tomassage God up and--
  • 00:23:22.330 --> 00:23:25.634
  • so you can get himto do something.
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  • "Bring unto the Lordwhat's due unto his name."
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  • Worship him.
  • 00:23:31.606 --> 00:23:34.976
  • Worship him in thebeauty of his holiness.
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  • That's what that means.
  • 00:23:40.682 --> 00:23:42.951
  • It ain't about getting,"I'mma give so I can get that,
  • 00:23:42.984 --> 00:23:45.987
  • and I'mma give--"no, no, no.
  • 00:23:46.021 --> 00:23:47.355
  • It's about, "Let me think aboutall that God has done for me."
  • 00:23:47.389 --> 00:23:53.061
  • That's a part of your worship.
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  • [congregation applauding]
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