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The Blessing of Israel

Watch The Blessing of Israel
January 12, 2021
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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The Blessing of Israel

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  • - Welcome to a new edition
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  • - Welcome to a new editionof Kingdom Connection.
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  • of Kingdom Connection.We're so glad that
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  • We're so glad thatyou're here today.
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  • you're here today.I'm joining you from
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  • I'm joining you fromthe beautiful city of Jerusalem,
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  • the beautiful city of Jerusalem,and you can see behind me
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  • and you can see behind mesome of the most important
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  • some of the most importantreal estate on planet Earth.
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  • real estate on planet Earth.So much of our Bible comes
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  • So much of our Bible comesfrom this property
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  • from this propertyright behind me that
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  • right behind me thatyou can see so clearly,
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  • you can see so clearly,from Calvary
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  • from Calvaryto the Temple Mount,
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  • to the Temple Mount,to the Mount of Olives,
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  • to the Mount of Olives,where Jesus is going
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  • where Jesus is goingto return someday
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  • to return somedayaccording to
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  • according tothe Book of Zechariah.
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  • the Book of Zechariah.And, I believe today's message
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  • And, I believe today's messageis one that is vital
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  • is one that is vitalthat you need to hear,
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  • that you need to hear,and I really want
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  • and I really wantto encourage you to lean in.
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  • to encourage you to lean in.The Bible said
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  • The Bible saidin Deuteronomy 7:6
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  • in Deuteronomy 7:6that you and I have a connection
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  • that you and I have a connectionto the Jewish people
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  • to the Jewish peopleand to the land of Israel
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  • and to the land of Israelthat we need to be aware of.
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  • that we need to be aware of.This is what He said to Moses.
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  • This is what He said to Moses.He said, "For you are
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  • He said, "For you area holy people
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  • a holy peopleto the Lord your God.
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  • to the Lord your God.The Lord your God
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  • The Lord your Godhas chosen you,"
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  • has chosen you,"listen to these words,
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  • listen to these words,"to be a people for Himself,
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  • "to be a people for Himself,a special treasure above
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  • a special treasure aboveall the people of the earth."
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  • all the people of the earth."And we know that that is
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  • And we know that that isnatural Israel, but you and I,
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  • natural Israel, but you and I,through Jesus Christ,
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  • through Jesus Christ,have been engrafted in,
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  • have been engrafted in,and we are spiritual Israel,
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  • and we are spiritual Israel,so hear these words
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  • so hear these wordsthrough that filter also.
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  • through that filter also.Then He goes on to say
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  • Then He goes on to saya powerful,
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  • a powerful,one of my favorite
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  • one of my favoriteverses, actually.
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  • verses, actually.In Deuteronomy 7:7, He says,
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  • In Deuteronomy 7:7, He says,"For the Lord did not
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  • "For the Lord did notset His love on you
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  • set His love on youor choose you because
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  • or choose you becauseyou were more in number,"
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  • you were more in number,"or you were the smartest,
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  • or you were the smartest,or you were the strongest,
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  • or you were the strongest,or you were the most talented.
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  • or you were the most talented.You know what He's saying?
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  • You know what He's saying?He said, "But He chose you,
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  • He said, "But He chose you,for you were the least
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  • for you were the leastof all the people."
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  • of all the people."God doesn't love us
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  • God doesn't love usbecause we're valuable,
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  • because we're valuable,we're valuable
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  • we're valuablebecause God loves us,
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  • because God loves us,and that's what
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  • and that's whatHe said to Israel.
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  • He said to Israel.He said you were the smallest,
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  • He said you were the smallest,you were the least
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  • you were the leastlikely to succeed,
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  • likely to succeed,but I set my love on you,
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  • but I set my love on you,I set my favor on you,
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  • I set my favor on you,I set my grace on you,
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  • I set my grace on you,and I have raised you.
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  • and I have raised you.And, I want to talk to you today
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  • And, I want to talk to you todaybecause we need to understand
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  • because we need to understandthe importance of our connection
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  • the importance of our connectionto the nation of Israel.
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  • to the nation of Israel.I'm so concerned when
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  • I'm so concerned whenI watch the news.
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  • I watch the news.It's like a whole generation,
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  • It's like a whole generation,in America particularly,
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  • in America particularly,is being disconnected
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  • is being disconnectedfrom their Jewish roots,
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  • from their Jewish roots,disconnected from the fact that
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  • disconnected from the fact thatour Bible is a Jewish Bible,
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  • our Bible is a Jewish Bible,a book that came
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  • a book that camefrom this culture
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  • from this cultureand this part of the world.
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  • and this part of the world.Our Messiah is a Jewish Messiah.
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  • Our Messiah is a Jewish Messiah.And I want to teach you
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  • And I want to teach yousome things today,
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  • some things today,and I pray that
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  • and I pray thatGod'll make this real.
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  • God'll make this real.A real simple teaching today,
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  • A real simple teaching today,but listen, if you'll lean in
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  • but listen, if you'll lean inand hear what I'm saying,
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  • and hear what I'm saying,there's a blessing
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  • there's a blessingconnected to it
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  • connected to itconcerning your life
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  • concerning your lifeand your home.
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  • and your home.First of all,
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  • First of all,I want to say that Israel,
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  • I want to say that Israel,meaning the people of Israel -
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  • meaning the people of Israel -not just the land of Israel,
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  • not just the land of Israel,but the people of Israel,
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  • but the people of Israel,are special people.
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  • are special people.It's not just merely
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  • It's not just merelythe land of Israel,
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  • the land of Israel,but the people of Israel
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  • but the people of Israelthat God says, "I have chosen."
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  • that God says, "I have chosen."God sovereignly chose Israel,
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  • God sovereignly chose Israel,and God sovereignly
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  • and God sovereignlychose the Jewish people.
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  • chose the Jewish people.Israel is a nation that is
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  • Israel is a nation that isGod-created, God-decreed,
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  • God-created, God-decreed,God-loved, God-called,
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  • God-loved, God-called,God-elected, and listen,
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  • God-elected, and listen,it's God-protected.
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  • it's God-protected.And when you understand that,
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  • And when you understand that,and He said in Genesis 12:3,
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  • and He said in Genesis 12:3,"I will bless those
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  • "I will bless thosethat bless you, Israel.
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  • that bless you, Israel.I will curse those
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  • I will curse thosethat curse you,
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  • that curse you,and all nations
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  • and all nationswill be blessed by you."
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  • will be blessed by you."That's a powerful thing.
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  • That's a powerful thing.Israel is a special people,
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  • Israel is a special people,and God has chosen
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  • and God has chosenthis nation for His glory.
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  • this nation for His glory.And He said, "I have chosen
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  • And He said, "I have chosenthis nation and this people
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  • this nation and this peoplefor My good."
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  • for My good."A special people, secondly,
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  • A special people, secondly,with a special purpose.
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  • with a special purpose.God made one covenant
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  • God made one covenantwith one man named Abraham,
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  • with one man named Abraham,and then He said I'm going
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  • and then He said I'm goingto make a better covenant,
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  • to make a better covenant,a new covenant,
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  • a new covenant,but it will be connected
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  • but it will be connectedto that old covenant,
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  • to that old covenant,and it'll come through
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  • and it'll come throughone man, Jesus Christ.
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  • one man, Jesus Christ.And Israel is a special people -
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  • And Israel is a special people -the Jewish people are
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  • the Jewish people arespecial people
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  • special peoplewith a special purpose.
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  • with a special purpose.Thirdly, I want to say this,
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  • Thirdly, I want to say this,that Israel is under special
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  • that Israel is under specialprotection according
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  • protection accordingto the Word of God.
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  • to the Word of God.The Jehovah
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  • The Jehovahof the armies of heaven
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  • of the armies of heavenguards this chosen nation
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  • guards this chosen nationand these chosen people.
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  • and these chosen people.Jeremiah 31 says this,
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  • Jeremiah 31 says this,that God says,
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  • that God says,"To destroy the Jews
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  • "To destroy the Jewsand the nation of Israel,
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  • and the nation of Israel,you will have to destroy
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  • you will have to destroythe power that
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  • the power thatregulates the sun,
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  • regulates the sun,the moon, and the stars."
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  • the moon, and the stars."You could no more destroy Israel
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  • You could no more destroy Israelthan you could destroy
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  • than you could destroythe entire universe.
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  • the entire universe.This is a special people,
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  • This is a special people,it's a special place,
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  • it's a special place,and it has a special
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  • and it has a specialprotection on it.
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  • protection on it.Michael, the Archangel,
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  • Michael, the Archangel,guards this nation.
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  • guards this nation.There's no real reason
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  • There's no real reasonwhy they are existing,
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  • why they are existing,except the hand of God
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  • except the hand of Godhas protected this nation
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  • has protected this nationin a mighty way.
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  • in a mighty way.And why does that matter?
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  • And why does that matter?Because the Lord spoke to me
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  • Because the Lord spoke to mebefore I came on this trip here,
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  • before I came on this trip here,and I wrote down what He said
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  • and I wrote down what He saidto me deep in my spirit.
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  • to me deep in my spirit.He said, "When you bless
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  • He said, "When you blesswhat God has blessed,
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  • what God has blessed,God is going to bless you."
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  • God is going to bless you."That's what He told me
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  • That's what He told mein my soul, because I said,
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  • in my soul, because I said,"Lord, I feel such
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  • "Lord, I feel sucha love for Israel,
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  • a love for Israel,and I feel such a love
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  • and I feel such a lovefor the Jewish people."
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  • for the Jewish people."And this really,
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  • And this really,I've always loved this.
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  • I've always loved this.I've been coming for almost
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  • I've been coming for almost30 years to Israel
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  • 30 years to Israeland I've always loved
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  • and I've always lovedthe nation,
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  • the nation,and loved the Holy Land,
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  • and loved the Holy Land,and loved the Jewish people.
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  • and loved the Jewish people.But, just in the last
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  • But, just in the lastfive years,
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  • five years,something has shifted
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  • something has shiftedin my heart.
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  • in my heart.Something has shifted
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  • Something has shiftedinto my spirit
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  • into my spiritand I've tried to get my mind
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  • and I've tried to get my mindaround it just coming
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  • around it just comingover here on the airplane.
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  • over here on the airplane.Why do I feel such a connection
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  • Why do I feel such a connectionfor such a time as this?
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  • for such a time as this?And that's when the Lord
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  • And that's when the Lordgave me that little line.
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  • gave me that little line.He said -- listen,
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  • He said -- listen,I want to say it again,
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  • I want to say it again,and it's from Genesis 12:3,
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  • and it's from Genesis 12:3,"I will bless those
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  • "I will bless thosethat bless you."
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  • that bless you."And the Lord said,
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  • And the Lord said,"When you bless
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  • "When you blesswhat God has blessed,
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  • what God has blessed,God is going to bless you."
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  • God is going to bless you."When you favor what God favors,
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  • When you favor what God favors,God is going to favor you.
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  • God is going to favor you.Don't ever forget that.
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  • Don't ever forget that.It's one of the most
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  • It's one of the mostimportant lessons.
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  • important lessons.If you want God's blessing
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  • If you want God's blessingand favor on your life,
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  • and favor on your life,bless what God has blessed
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  • bless what God has blessedand God will bless you.
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  • and God will bless you.Favor what God has favored,
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  • Favor what God has favored,and God's favor
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  • and God's favorwill come on you.
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  • will come on you.So, Israel is a special people,
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  • So, Israel is a special people,it has a special purpose,
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  • it has a special purpose,it's operating and existing
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  • it's operating and existingunder a special protection.
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  • under a special protection.So are you.
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  • So are you.You are special to God.
  • 00:07:35.234 --> 00:07:36.002
  • You are special to God.He didn't choose you
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  • He didn't choose youbecause you were great.
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  • because you were great.He didn't choose you because
  • 00:07:38.671 --> 00:07:39.805
  • He didn't choose you becauseHe didn't have others more
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  • He didn't have others moretalented, more gifted,
  • 00:07:41.240 --> 00:07:42.508
  • talented, more gifted,more qualified.
  • 00:07:42.508 --> 00:07:43.743
  • more qualified.He chose you because
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  • He chose you becauseHe set his love on you.
  • 00:07:45.444 --> 00:07:48.214
  • He set his love on you.Not only are you special to God,
  • 00:07:48.214 --> 00:07:49.382
  • Not only are you special to God,He loves you so much.
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  • He loves you so much.You don't feel important.
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  • You don't feel important.If I were to come and put this
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  • If I were to come and put thismicrophone in your face and say,
  • 00:07:56.188 --> 00:07:57.223
  • microphone in your face and say,"Do you really feel like
  • 00:07:57.223 --> 00:07:57.890
  • "Do you really feel likeyou're important, "
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  • you're important, "many of you would say,
  • 00:07:58.991 --> 00:07:59.492
  • many of you would say,"I don't feel very
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  • "I don't feel veryimportant at all."
  • 00:08:00.893 --> 00:08:01.794
  • important at all."But, God said I didn't
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  • But, God said I didn'tchoose you because
  • 00:08:02.862 --> 00:08:04.130
  • choose you becauseyou were the best,
  • 00:08:04.130 --> 00:08:06.699
  • you were the best,I chose you because I love you.
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  • I chose you because I love you.And you don't have to qualify.
  • 00:08:08.601 --> 00:08:10.202
  • And you don't have to qualify.He qualifies you.
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  • He qualifies you.You're valuable
  • 00:08:11.037 --> 00:08:13.072
  • You're valuablebecause He loves you.
  • 00:08:13.072 --> 00:08:13.940
  • because He loves you.You're not valuable
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  • You're not valuablebecause of what you've done,
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  • because of what you've done,or what you achieve,
  • 00:08:16.542 --> 00:08:18.444
  • or what you achieve,or what you have.
  • 00:08:18.444 --> 00:08:19.512
  • or what you have.You're valuable because
  • 00:08:19.512 --> 00:08:21.213
  • You're valuable becauseHe set His love on you.
  • 00:08:21.213 --> 00:08:22.582
  • He set His love on you.You have a special purpose,
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  • You have a special purpose,just like Israel.
  • 00:08:23.783 --> 00:08:25.952
  • just like Israel.You have a special purpose.
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  • You have a special purpose.God has His hand on your family.
  • 00:08:28.187 --> 00:08:29.188
  • God has His hand on your family.Your family is not like
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  • Your family is not likethe other families
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  • the other familiesin your neighborhood.
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  • in your neighborhood.You belong to God.
  • 00:08:32.525 --> 00:08:34.327
  • You belong to God.That family belongs to God.
  • 00:08:34.327 --> 00:08:36.128
  • That family belongs to God.That business that you own
  • 00:08:36.128 --> 00:08:37.430
  • That business that you ownhas a special purpose.
  • 00:08:37.430 --> 00:08:39.332
  • has a special purpose.That job that you work,
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  • That job that you work,that life that you have -
  • 00:08:41.434 --> 00:08:43.269
  • that life that you have -it has purpose on it.
  • 00:08:43.269 --> 00:08:44.470
  • it has purpose on it.God's going to be glorified
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  • God's going to be glorifiedin your life.
  • 00:08:45.638 --> 00:08:46.939
  • in your life.God's going to be glorified
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  • God's going to be glorifiedin your family,
  • 00:08:47.974 --> 00:08:48.574
  • in your family,in your children,
  • 00:08:48.574 --> 00:08:49.642
  • in your children,in your business.
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  • in your business.The work of your hands
  • 00:08:50.710 --> 00:08:52.445
  • The work of your handsare going to bring glory
  • 00:08:52.445 --> 00:08:53.646
  • are going to bring gloryto Jesus Christ,
  • 00:08:53.646 --> 00:08:55.314
  • to Jesus Christ,just like this nation
  • 00:08:55.314 --> 00:08:56.215
  • just like this nationis bringing glory
  • 00:08:56.215 --> 00:08:57.750
  • is bringing gloryto Jesus Christ.
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  • to Jesus Christ.And I want to just proclaim it
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  • And I want to just proclaim itin a new year that's coming,
  • 00:09:01.053 --> 00:09:04.924
  • in a new year that's coming,in all that you may face,
  • 00:09:04.924 --> 00:09:06.125
  • in all that you may face,I've got news for you.
  • 00:09:06.125 --> 00:09:06.559
  • I've got news for you.You're under
  • 00:09:06.559 --> 00:09:07.727
  • You're undera divine protection,
  • 00:09:07.727 --> 00:09:08.894
  • a divine protection,just like Israel.
  • 00:09:08.894 --> 00:09:11.430
  • just like Israel.You have special protection.
  • 00:09:11.430 --> 00:09:12.531
  • You have special protection.The Bible said in Isaiah
  • 00:09:12.531 --> 00:09:13.833
  • The Bible said in Isaiahthat "No weapon formed
  • 00:09:13.833 --> 00:09:14.734
  • that "No weapon formedwill prosper," and you know,
  • 00:09:14.734 --> 00:09:15.601
  • will prosper," and you know,that's almost one of those
  • 00:09:15.601 --> 00:09:17.937
  • that's almost one of thoseverses that we hear so much
  • 00:09:17.937 --> 00:09:18.504
  • verses that we hear so muchthat it just goes
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  • that it just goesin one ear and out the other.
  • 00:09:20.239 --> 00:09:22.208
  • in one ear and out the other.But He said it will be formed,
  • 00:09:22.208 --> 00:09:22.842
  • But He said it will be formed,but I won't let it
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  • but I won't let itgo but so far.
  • 00:09:24.910 --> 00:09:26.312
  • go but so far.I promise you today
  • 00:09:26.312 --> 00:09:27.747
  • I promise you todaythat we serve a God
  • 00:09:27.747 --> 00:09:28.314
  • that we serve a Godwho knows how to
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  • who knows how toprotect His own.
  • 00:09:29.582 --> 00:09:31.784
  • protect His own.He can protect your reputation.
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  • He can protect your reputation.He can protect you
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  • He can protect youand hold things back.
  • 00:09:34.987 --> 00:09:36.422
  • and hold things back.He can cause things that
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  • He can cause things thatshould happen to not happen,
  • 00:09:39.625 --> 00:09:40.459
  • should happen to not happen,because He's a God
  • 00:09:40.459 --> 00:09:42.261
  • because He's a Godof protection.
  • 00:09:42.261 --> 00:09:45.464
  • of protection.Angels are coming with help.
  • 00:09:45.464 --> 00:09:47.066
  • Angels are coming with help.Angels are protecting
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  • Angels are protectingyour babies, your family,
  • 00:09:49.001 --> 00:09:51.037
  • your babies, your family,your children, your marriage.
  • 00:09:51.037 --> 00:09:52.571
  • your children, your marriage.Just believe it today,
  • 00:09:52.571 --> 00:09:54.707
  • Just believe it today,because what God's doing
  • 00:09:54.707 --> 00:09:56.175
  • because what God's doingfor natural Israel -
  • 00:09:56.175 --> 00:09:58.110
  • for natural Israel -special people, special purpose,
  • 00:09:58.110 --> 00:09:59.478
  • special people, special purpose,special protection -
  • 00:09:59.478 --> 00:10:00.379
  • special protection -He's doing for you.
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  • He's doing for you.Can I throw one more at you?
  • 00:10:02.181 --> 00:10:03.616
  • Can I throw one more at you?This is a special place.
  • 00:10:03.616 --> 00:10:06.152
  • This is a special place.I'm in Jerusalem
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  • I'm in Jerusalemand I'm standing here,
  • 00:10:07.987 --> 00:10:10.890
  • and I'm standing here,and every time I come,
  • 00:10:10.890 --> 00:10:13.859
  • and every time I come,I think, "Well, you know,
  • 00:10:13.859 --> 00:10:15.194
  • I think, "Well, you know,it won't have the magic,
  • 00:10:15.194 --> 00:10:16.195
  • it won't have the magic,so to speak.
  • 00:10:16.195 --> 00:10:16.862
  • so to speak.It won't affect me
  • 00:10:16.862 --> 00:10:19.932
  • It won't affect melike it always affects me."
  • 00:10:19.932 --> 00:10:21.500
  • like it always affects me."And every time I come
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  • And every time I cometo this place,
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  • to this place,especially, you know,
  • 00:10:25.805 --> 00:10:28.374
  • especially, you know,when I just turn my mind
  • 00:10:28.374 --> 00:10:30.242
  • when I just turn my mindto Calvary and I remember
  • 00:10:30.242 --> 00:10:33.112
  • to Calvary and I rememberwhat Jesus did, I say to myself,
  • 00:10:33.112 --> 00:10:34.413
  • what Jesus did, I say to myself,"This really is."
  • 00:10:34.413 --> 00:10:36.515
  • "This really is."Every time I set my eyes,
  • 00:10:36.515 --> 00:10:36.849
  • Every time I set my eyes,and you know,
  • 00:10:36.849 --> 00:10:37.717
  • and you know,it's one thing to see it
  • 00:10:37.717 --> 00:10:39.785
  • it's one thing to see itthrough a TV screen,
  • 00:10:39.785 --> 00:10:40.519
  • through a TV screen,but when you come
  • 00:10:40.519 --> 00:10:42.388
  • but when you cometo the Holy Land,
  • 00:10:42.388 --> 00:10:43.923
  • to the Holy Land,you will say these words -
  • 00:10:43.923 --> 00:10:46.459
  • you will say these words -this is a special place.
  • 00:10:46.459 --> 00:10:47.526
  • this is a special place.This is unlike --
  • 00:10:47.526 --> 00:10:49.195
  • This is unlike --I've been all over the world.
  • 00:10:49.195 --> 00:10:50.196
  • I've been all over the world.I have preached
  • 00:10:50.196 --> 00:10:52.832
  • I have preachedin Sydney, Australia,
  • 00:10:52.832 --> 00:10:54.533
  • in Sydney, Australia,and Mexico,
  • 00:10:54.533 --> 00:10:56.869
  • and Mexico,and South America, and Europe,
  • 00:10:56.869 --> 00:10:57.636
  • and South America, and Europe,and anywhere
  • 00:10:57.636 --> 00:10:59.638
  • and anywhereyou can imagine, Africa.
  • 00:10:59.638 --> 00:11:02.274
  • you can imagine, Africa.I've been all over theworld.
  • 00:11:02.274 --> 00:11:03.642
  • I've been all over theworld.I can truly say
  • 00:11:03.642 --> 00:11:05.211
  • I can truly saythere is no place
  • 00:11:05.211 --> 00:11:06.078
  • there is no placelike this place that
  • 00:11:06.078 --> 00:11:07.613
  • like this place thataffects me spiritually,
  • 00:11:07.613 --> 00:11:08.748
  • affects me spiritually,like Israel.
  • 00:11:08.748 --> 00:11:09.749
  • like Israel.It's a special place.
  • 00:11:09.749 --> 00:11:10.449
  • It's a special place.Think about it.
  • 00:11:10.449 --> 00:11:10.983
  • Think about it.Why?
  • 00:11:10.983 --> 00:11:11.884
  • Why?Why do you say it's
  • 00:11:11.884 --> 00:11:13.419
  • Why do you say it'sa special place, Pastor?
  • 00:11:13.419 --> 00:11:15.521
  • a special place, Pastor?God has put His people
  • 00:11:15.521 --> 00:11:16.589
  • God has put His peoplein a special place.
  • 00:11:16.589 --> 00:11:18.958
  • in a special place.God took the whole earth,
  • 00:11:18.958 --> 00:11:20.559
  • God took the whole earth,and He found one land
  • 00:11:20.559 --> 00:11:21.260
  • and He found one landout of all --
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  • out of all --one piece of real estate
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  • one piece of real estateout of all the big old planet.
  • 00:11:26.465 --> 00:11:29.335
  • out of all the big old planet.He found one spot and He said,
  • 00:11:29.335 --> 00:11:30.736
  • He found one spot and He said,I choose that land
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  • I choose that landand I call that --
  • 00:11:31.771 --> 00:11:33.172
  • and I call that --listen, He uses these words,
  • 00:11:33.172 --> 00:11:35.941
  • listen, He uses these words,"My Holy Land."
  • 00:11:35.941 --> 00:11:39.378
  • "My Holy Land."And then, He took one city
  • 00:11:39.378 --> 00:11:42.014
  • And then, He took one cityout of that land and He said,
  • 00:11:42.014 --> 00:11:45.684
  • out of that land and He said,"I call that My Holy City."
  • 00:11:45.684 --> 00:11:46.685
  • "I call that My Holy City."I'm standing in it,
  • 00:11:46.685 --> 00:11:48.721
  • I'm standing in it,and it's overwhelming.
  • 00:11:48.721 --> 00:11:50.790
  • and it's overwhelming.Out of all of the places,
  • 00:11:50.790 --> 00:11:51.690
  • Out of all of the places,God said I call
  • 00:11:51.690 --> 00:11:53.659
  • God said I callthat My Holy Land.
  • 00:11:53.659 --> 00:11:55.094
  • that My Holy Land.That's My nation.
  • 00:11:55.094 --> 00:11:57.396
  • That's My nation.I call that My Holy City.
  • 00:11:57.396 --> 00:11:59.598
  • I call that My Holy City.And then, God took one hill -
  • 00:11:59.598 --> 00:12:01.634
  • And then, God took one hill -you're looking at it.
  • 00:12:01.634 --> 00:12:04.336
  • you're looking at it.He said, I call that hill,
  • 00:12:04.336 --> 00:12:05.271
  • He said, I call that hill,and He uses these words
  • 00:12:05.271 --> 00:12:08.207
  • and He uses these wordsscripturally, "My Holy Hill."
  • 00:12:08.207 --> 00:12:09.708
  • scripturally, "My Holy Hill."Praise God!
  • 00:12:09.708 --> 00:12:15.114
  • Praise God!My Holy Land, My Holy City,
  • 00:12:15.114 --> 00:12:19.585
  • My Holy Land, My Holy City,My Holy Hill.
  • 00:12:19.585 --> 00:12:23.355
  • My Holy Hill.And there, on that Holy Hill,
  • 00:12:23.355 --> 00:12:25.624
  • And there, on that Holy Hill,is where Abraham offered Isaac,
  • 00:12:25.624 --> 00:12:28.794
  • is where Abraham offered Isaac,a beautiful picture of Calvary.
  • 00:12:28.794 --> 00:12:30.629
  • a beautiful picture of Calvary.The Bible said that the wood
  • 00:12:30.629 --> 00:12:32.898
  • The Bible said that the woodwas laid on the son's back,
  • 00:12:32.898 --> 00:12:34.800
  • was laid on the son's back,Isaac, and Isaac carried
  • 00:12:34.800 --> 00:12:36.702
  • Isaac, and Isaac carriedthe wood for the sacrifice
  • 00:12:36.702 --> 00:12:38.170
  • the wood for the sacrificeup the mountain.
  • 00:12:38.170 --> 00:12:40.206
  • up the mountain.The father knew,
  • 00:12:40.206 --> 00:12:41.907
  • The father knew,for three days it took him
  • 00:12:41.907 --> 00:12:43.609
  • for three days it took himto climb the mountain,
  • 00:12:43.609 --> 00:12:45.244
  • to climb the mountain,and the Bible said the father
  • 00:12:45.244 --> 00:12:47.880
  • and the Bible said the fatherin his mind knew for three days
  • 00:12:47.880 --> 00:12:49.014
  • in his mind knew for three daysthat his son --
  • 00:12:49.014 --> 00:12:49.515
  • that his son --in his mind,
  • 00:12:49.515 --> 00:12:51.784
  • in his mind,he was as good as dead.
  • 00:12:51.784 --> 00:12:53.185
  • he was as good as dead.What a picture of Jesus,
  • 00:12:53.185 --> 00:12:54.987
  • What a picture of Jesus,carrying the cross.
  • 00:12:54.987 --> 00:12:56.622
  • carrying the cross.What a picture of the Father,
  • 00:12:56.622 --> 00:12:58.924
  • What a picture of the Father,seeing His Son in the grave,
  • 00:12:58.924 --> 00:13:01.794
  • seeing His Son in the grave,dead, for three days.
  • 00:13:01.794 --> 00:13:05.664
  • dead, for three days.The father then took that son
  • 00:13:05.664 --> 00:13:08.601
  • The father then took that sonand laid him on the altar.
  • 00:13:08.601 --> 00:13:10.469
  • and laid him on the altar."For God so loved the world
  • 00:13:10.469 --> 00:13:12.338
  • "For God so loved the worldthat He gave His only begotten
  • 00:13:12.338 --> 00:13:14.173
  • that He gave His only begottenSon, that whosoever,"
  • 00:13:14.173 --> 00:13:15.774
  • Son, that whosoever,"-- you, me --
  • 00:13:15.774 --> 00:13:17.042
  • -- you, me --"who would believe in Him
  • 00:13:17.042 --> 00:13:19.311
  • "who would believe in Himwould not perish,
  • 00:13:19.311 --> 00:13:21.380
  • would not perish,but have everlasting life."
  • 00:13:21.380 --> 00:13:22.281
  • but have everlasting life."Praise God,
  • 00:13:22.281 --> 00:13:24.583
  • Praise God,this is a special place.
  • 00:13:24.583 --> 00:13:26.051
  • this is a special place.That's where it happened,
  • 00:13:26.051 --> 00:13:27.152
  • That's where it happened,the same hill that
  • 00:13:27.152 --> 00:13:30.623
  • the same hill thatAbraham offered Isaac.
  • 00:13:30.623 --> 00:13:31.457
  • Abraham offered Isaac.And the Bible said
  • 00:13:31.457 --> 00:13:34.326
  • And the Bible saidwhen Abraham raised the knife,
  • 00:13:34.326 --> 00:13:35.861
  • when Abraham raised the knife,that an angel came and stopped
  • 00:13:35.861 --> 00:13:38.464
  • that an angel came and stoppedhim, but our heavenly Father,
  • 00:13:38.464 --> 00:13:41.300
  • him, but our heavenly Father,He didn't stay the hand.
  • 00:13:41.300 --> 00:13:43.669
  • He didn't stay the hand.He watched His Son bleed
  • 00:13:43.669 --> 00:13:45.037
  • He watched His Son bleedand die on that cross
  • 00:13:45.037 --> 00:13:48.440
  • and die on that crossfor my sins and your sins.
  • 00:13:48.440 --> 00:13:49.675
  • for my sins and your sins.That hill is where
  • 00:13:49.675 --> 00:13:51.844
  • That hill is wherethe temple was built.
  • 00:13:51.844 --> 00:13:53.279
  • the temple was built.That hill is where
  • 00:13:53.279 --> 00:13:55.648
  • That hill is whereJesus was crucified,
  • 00:13:55.648 --> 00:13:56.882
  • Jesus was crucified,and God said that
  • 00:13:56.882 --> 00:14:00.686
  • and God said thatis My Holy Hill.
  • 00:14:00.686 --> 00:14:03.055
  • is My Holy Hill.That's the most important spot
  • 00:14:03.055 --> 00:14:04.189
  • That's the most important spoton planet Earth,
  • 00:14:04.189 --> 00:14:08.127
  • on planet Earth,the Temple Mount behind me.
  • 00:14:08.127 --> 00:14:09.395
  • the Temple Mount behind me.Now, I want to say three things
  • 00:14:09.395 --> 00:14:11.664
  • Now, I want to say three thingsabout this Holy Land,
  • 00:14:11.664 --> 00:14:14.333
  • about this Holy Land,this holy place.
  • 00:14:14.333 --> 00:14:16.101
  • this holy place.Number one, Israel will never
  • 00:14:16.101 --> 00:14:18.604
  • Number one, Israel will nevergive up Jerusalem.
  • 00:14:18.604 --> 00:14:19.805
  • give up Jerusalem.They're a special people
  • 00:14:19.805 --> 00:14:22.308
  • They're a special peoplewith a special purpose.
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  • with a special purpose.They have special protection,
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  • They have special protection,and this is a special land.
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  • and this is a special land.And Israel,
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  • And Israel,according to the Bible,
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  • according to the Bible,will never give up
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  • will never give upthe city of Jerusalem.
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  • the city of Jerusalem.Secondly, Israel will be invaded
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  • Secondly, Israel will be invadedby their enemies
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  • by their enemiesfrom the north,
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  • from the north,according to Ezekiel 38,
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  • according to Ezekiel 38,and there is coming
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  • and there is cominga world leader
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  • a world leaderwho will negotiate a deceitful
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  • who will negotiate a deceitfulpeace treaty with Israel,
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  • peace treaty with Israel,according to Daniel 8
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  • according to Daniel 8and Daniel 9.
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  • and Daniel 9.But ultimately, Jesus Christ
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  • But ultimately, Jesus Christwill bring victory.
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  • will bring victory.He will bring revival
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  • He will bring revivalto this nation
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  • to this nationunlike anything they
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  • unlike anything theyhave ever seen before.
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  • have ever seen before.There's coming a revival
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  • There's coming a revivalto this nation
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  • to this nationand to the nations of the world,
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  • and to the nations of the world,and I believe that we're
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  • and I believe that we'reliving in one of the most
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  • living in one of the mostincredible times
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  • incredible timesin human history.
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  • in human history.And just when it looks like
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  • And just when it looks likethis nation will be
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  • this nation will beoverran by its enemies,
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  • overran by its enemies,there will come the vindication
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  • there will come the vindicationof the Lord Jesus Christ
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  • of the Lord Jesus Christupon the antichrist,
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  • upon the antichrist,upon the powers of darkness,
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  • upon the powers of darkness,the nations that turn
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  • the nations that turntheir back against God.
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  • their back against God.We must stand with Israel,
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  • We must stand with Israel,because God will bless those
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  • because God will bless thosewho bless what He blesses.
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  • who bless what He blesses.God will favor those
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  • God will favor thosewho favor what He favors.
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  • who favor what He favors.And America must favor
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  • And America must favorand bless Israel.
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  • and bless Israel.We must have our people
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  • We must have our peopleunderstand that
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  • understand thatin the body of Christ.
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  • in the body of Christ.So today, I want
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  • So today, I wantto encourage you,
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  • to encourage you,that the Bible teaches that
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  • that the Bible teaches thatit's all gonna come down
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  • it's all gonna come downto the fact that God has a plan
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  • to the fact that God has a planfor Jerusalem
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  • for Jerusalemand for the nation of Israel,
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  • and for the nation of Israel,and that plan
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  • and that planis centered around -
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  • is centered around -God's plan is centered around
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  • God's plan is centered aroundJerusalem and it's centered
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  • Jerusalem and it's centeredaround Jesus Christ
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  • around Jesus Christbeing King over all the earth,
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  • being King over all the earth,and ruling and reigning
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  • and ruling and reigningfrom this spot called Jerusalem.
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  • from this spot called Jerusalem.What an amazing place!
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  • What an amazing place!What an amazing day!
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  • What an amazing day!And listen,
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  • And listen,you're either going
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  • you're either goingto follow the Lamb,
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  • to follow the Lamb,which is Jesus Christ,
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  • which is Jesus Christ,that takes away our sins,
  • 00:16:28.967 --> 00:16:30.402
  • that takes away our sins,or you're going to end up,
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  • or you're going to end up,according to Revelation 12,
  • 00:16:31.737 --> 00:16:33.138
  • according to Revelation 12,following the beast.
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  • following the beast.Which one are you going
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  • Which one are you goingto follow, the beast,
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  • to follow, the beast,the antichrist?
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  • the antichrist?All you've got to do is
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  • All you've got to do islook around and see -
  • 00:16:38.677 --> 00:16:41.480
  • look around and see -Jesus is coming again.
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  • Jesus is coming again.And I still believe it.
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  • And I still believe it.I still believe the trumpet
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  • I still believe the trumpetis going to sound.
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  • is going to sound.I still believe that
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  • I still believe thatGod has a plan,
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  • God has a plan,and it's centered around
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  • and it's centered aroundJerusalem and it's centered
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  • Jerusalem and it's centeredaround Jesus,
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  • around Jesus,and He's coming back
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  • and He's coming backfor His people.
  • 00:16:55.294 --> 00:16:56.528
  • for His people.Are you ready?
  • 00:16:56.528 --> 00:16:57.296
  • Are you ready?If you're not,
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  • If you're not,then pray this prayer with me
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  • then pray this prayer with metoday in closing,
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  • today in closing,right where you're sitting,
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  • right where you're sitting,right where you're watching
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  • right where you're watchingthis program.
  • 00:17:02.768 --> 00:17:04.803
  • this program.Say, "Lord Jesus, forgive me
  • 00:17:04.803 --> 00:17:06.238
  • Say, "Lord Jesus, forgive meand cleanse me.
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  • and cleanse me.I receive You as my Lord
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  • I receive You as my Lordand Savior today.
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  • and Savior today.In Jesus' mighty name."
  • 00:17:13.645 --> 00:17:14.079
  • In Jesus' mighty name."You know,
  • 00:17:14.079 --> 00:17:15.080
  • You know,I hear these prayer towers
  • 00:17:15.080 --> 00:17:17.049
  • I hear these prayer towersgoing off,
  • 00:17:17.049 --> 00:17:17.983
  • going off,but I want to proclaim
  • 00:17:17.983 --> 00:17:19.751
  • but I want to proclaimright in the middle of it -
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  • right in the middle of it -"Every knee shall bow,
  • 00:17:21.920 --> 00:17:24.323
  • "Every knee shall bow,every tongue shall confess,
  • 00:17:24.323 --> 00:17:26.592
  • every tongue shall confess,Jesus Christ is Lord,"
  • 00:17:26.592 --> 00:17:28.093
  • Jesus Christ is Lord,"and He's the Lamb of God
  • 00:17:28.093 --> 00:17:30.496
  • and He's the Lamb of Godthat takes away your sins.
  • 00:17:30.496 --> 00:17:32.264
  • that takes away your sins.You're a special person to God.
  • 00:17:32.264 --> 00:17:34.299
  • You're a special person to God.You have a special purpose.
  • 00:17:34.299 --> 00:17:36.635
  • You have a special purpose.You have special protection.
  • 00:17:36.635 --> 00:17:38.270
  • You have special protection.And one day,
  • 00:17:38.270 --> 00:17:39.204
  • And one day,He's going to take you
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  • He's going to take youto a special place
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  • to a special placecalled New Jerusalem,
  • 00:17:42.374 --> 00:17:42.975
  • called New Jerusalem,and you're going to spend
  • 00:17:42.975 --> 00:17:45.310
  • and you're going to spendeternity with Him.
  • 00:17:45.310 --> 00:17:46.145
  • eternity with Him.If you don't know Him
  • 00:17:46.145 --> 00:17:47.412
  • If you don't know Himas your Savior and you prayed
  • 00:17:47.412 --> 00:17:48.680
  • as your Savior and you prayedthat prayer with me, just say,
  • 00:17:48.680 --> 00:17:51.617
  • that prayer with me, just say,"Jesus, be Lord of my life."
  • 00:17:51.617 --> 00:17:52.384
  • "Jesus, be Lord of my life."Pick up the phone.
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  • Pick up the phone.Dial the number on the screen.
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  • Dial the number on the screen.We want to hear from you.
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  • We want to hear from you.Thank you.
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  • Thank you.My announcer's going
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  • - I wanna thank you
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  • - I wanna thank youfor watching Kingdom Connection
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  • for watching Kingdom Connectiontoday, we are very honored
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  • today, we are very honoredthat you took the time out
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  • that you took the time outof your day to join us
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  • of your day to join usand to feed your spirit
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  • and to feed your spiriton the Word of God.
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  • on the Word of God.And I wanna pray for you now.
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  • And I wanna pray for you now.And Lord, I just pray
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  • And Lord, I just prayfor your healing to flow.
  • 00:18:18.343 --> 00:18:19.878
  • for your healing to flow.People are sick and they
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  • People are sick and theyneed your touch,
  • 00:18:21.079 --> 00:18:22.548
  • need your touch,and they need your help.
  • 00:18:22.548 --> 00:18:24.216
  • and they need your help.People are worried and stressed
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  • People are worried and stressedand seemingly defeated,
  • 00:18:26.051 --> 00:18:27.452
  • and seemingly defeated,but I know this is gonna
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  • but I know this is gonnabe a year that you're
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  • be a year that you'regonna bless them more than
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  • gonna bless them more thanever before.
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  • ever before.I ask you Lord,
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  • I ask you Lord,to meet the needs of your people
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  • to meet the needs of your peoplestrengthen somebody.
  • 00:18:36.862 --> 00:18:38.664
  • strengthen somebody.Somebody's lonely, and broken
  • 00:18:38.664 --> 00:18:39.631
  • Somebody's lonely, and brokenand hurting.
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  • and hurting.Let 'em know there's a future.
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  • Let 'em know there's a future.Let 'em know they're gonna
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  • Let 'em know they're gonnaget through the present
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  • get through the presentchallenge to a place
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  • challenge to a placeof great victory,
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  • of great victory,and great hope.
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  • and great hope.In Jesus' name I pray,
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  • In Jesus' name I pray,I speak that blessing
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  • I speak that blessingover you today.
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  • over you today.Praise God.
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  • Praise God.Welcome to the family of God.
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  • Welcome to the family of God.Our team has prepared
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  • Our team has prepareda very special salvation kit
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  • a very special salvation kitjust for you.
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  • just for you.It's free of charge:
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  • It's free of charge:A 21-day devotional
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  • A 21-day devotionalthat'll walk you through
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  • that'll walk you throughthe steps that you need to take
  • 00:19:05.757 --> 00:19:07.859
  • the steps that you need to taketo grow in your new relationship
  • 00:19:07.859 --> 00:19:09.962
  • to grow in your new relationshipwith Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:09.962 --> 00:19:11.263
  • with Jesus Christ.Now, listen to me carefully,
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  • Now, listen to me carefully,next week,
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  • next week,on January 10th, 2021
  • 00:19:15.133 --> 00:19:16.401
  • on January 10th, 2021we're starting our annual
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  • we're starting our annual21-day fast right here
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  • 21-day fast right hereat the ministry,
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  • at the ministry,and we're focusing on our God
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  • and we're focusing on our Godwho makes all things new.
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  • who makes all things new.Aren't you ready for God
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  • Aren't you ready for Godto just restart
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  • to just restartand make all things new
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  • and make all things newin your life,
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  • in your life,in your family,
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  • in your family,or in relationships?
  • 00:19:32.851 --> 00:19:34.920
  • or in relationships?Fasting, ladies and gentlemen
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  • Fasting, ladies and gentlemenis a tremendous weapon
  • 00:19:37.089 --> 00:19:39.258
  • is a tremendous weaponand source of power in the life
  • 00:19:39.258 --> 00:19:40.392
  • and source of power in the lifeof the believer.
  • 00:19:40.392 --> 00:19:42.527
  • of the believer.I wanna ask you today to pray
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  • I wanna ask you today to prayabout what God would have you do
  • 00:19:44.596 --> 00:19:46.665
  • about what God would have you doto help us reach more people
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  • to help us reach more peoplein the new year
  • 00:19:47.432 --> 00:19:48.834
  • in the new yearthan ever before.
  • 00:19:48.834 --> 00:19:49.901
  • than ever before.With your help,
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  • With your help,we're able to preach the Gospel
  • 00:19:51.637 --> 00:19:53.438
  • we're able to preach the Gospelto over 200 nations,
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  • to over 200 nations,we're able to translate
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  • we're able to translatethese programs
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  • these programsinto different nations
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  • into different nationsmajor languages
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  • major languagesthat can reach masses
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  • that can reach massesand masses of people.
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  • and masses of people.We're able to produce
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  • We're able to produceinspirational resources
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  • inspirational resourceslike our Bible, and books,
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  • like our Bible, and books,and all kinds of material
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  • and all kinds of materialthat we can give out
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  • that we can give outand much of, some of it,
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  • and much of, some of it,the devotionals and things
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  • the devotionals and thingslike that we can post online
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  • like that we can post onlineand give free to people
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  • and give free to peopleand they can get it
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  • and they can get itand download it
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  • and download itall over the globe.
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  • all over the globe.It's really powerful,
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  • It's really powerful,and you are our partner,
  • 00:20:23.769 --> 00:20:25.470
  • and you are our partner,and beyond supporting
  • 00:20:25.470 --> 00:20:27.005
  • and beyond supportingthese kinds of projects,
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  • these kinds of projects,all the missions work
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  • all the missions workthat we do around the world
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  • that we do around the worldin particularly our focus
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  • in particularly our focusin the nation of Israel,
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  • in the nation of Israel,and right here at home,
  • 00:20:35.981 --> 00:20:36.982
  • and right here at home,and all over.
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  • and all over.We don't hold back,
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  • We don't hold back,but we do everything
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  • but we do everythingwe can to bless people.
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  • we can to bless people.And you are a vital part.
  • 00:20:43.555 --> 00:20:44.323
  • And you are a vital part.Why don't you sow
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  • Why don't you sowan unusual seed
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  • an unusual seedto start the year off
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  • to start the year offand help us start the year off
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  • and help us start the year offknowing that we have
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  • knowing that we havethe ability to bless
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  • the ability to blessso many people
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  • so many peopleand tell the world about Jesus.
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  • and tell the world about Jesus.Thank you, thank you so much,
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  • Thank you, thank you so much,and Happy New Year.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: Are you ready
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  • to transform your life?
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  • - My name is Katrina,
  • 00:22:39.538 --> 00:22:42.007
  • - My name is Katrina,and I was born in Ukraine,
  • 00:22:42.007 --> 00:22:42.974
  • and I was born in Ukraine,and my family
  • 00:22:42.974 --> 00:22:44.409
  • and my familyimmigrated from Ukraine
  • 00:22:44.409 --> 00:22:47.112
  • immigrated from Ukrainewhen I was three-years-old.
  • 00:22:47.112 --> 00:22:48.880
  • when I was three-years-old.When I was really young,
  • 00:22:48.880 --> 00:22:50.115
  • When I was really young,I, you know,
  • 00:22:50.115 --> 00:22:51.316
  • I, you know,started making some
  • 00:22:51.316 --> 00:22:54.252
  • started making somereally big goals in my life,
  • 00:22:54.252 --> 00:22:55.153
  • really big goals in my life,and was, okay, like,
  • 00:22:55.153 --> 00:22:56.621
  • and was, okay, like,if these are the opportunities
  • 00:22:56.621 --> 00:22:57.155
  • if these are the opportunitiesthat I have,
  • 00:22:57.155 --> 00:22:58.323
  • that I have,then I'm gonna work really hard
  • 00:22:58.323 --> 00:22:59.758
  • then I'm gonna work really hardand I'm gonna be able to,
  • 00:22:59.758 --> 00:23:00.959
  • and I'm gonna be able to,you know, get that
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  • you know, get thatAmerican dream.
  • 00:23:02.160 --> 00:23:04.129
  • American dream.I think I was probably
  • 00:23:04.129 --> 00:23:04.796
  • I think I was probablyin middle school
  • 00:23:04.796 --> 00:23:06.998
  • in middle schoolwhen I decided
  • 00:23:06.998 --> 00:23:08.500
  • when I decidedI wanted to be an attorney.
  • 00:23:08.500 --> 00:23:09.100
  • I wanted to be an attorney.I think a lot of
  • 00:23:09.100 --> 00:23:10.635
  • I think a lot ofimmigrants can relate, like,
  • 00:23:10.635 --> 00:23:11.803
  • immigrants can relate, like,there's like a thing
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  • there's like a thingwhere it's like,
  • 00:23:12.404 --> 00:23:13.705
  • where it's like,be a doctor or a lawyer,
  • 00:23:13.705 --> 00:23:15.173
  • be a doctor or a lawyer,and like, I don't do blood.
  • 00:23:15.173 --> 00:23:15.774
  • and like, I don't do blood.So I was like,
  • 00:23:15.774 --> 00:23:17.676
  • So I was like,okay, let me do this.
  • 00:23:17.676 --> 00:23:18.710
  • okay, let me do this.And I sort of set, like,
  • 00:23:18.710 --> 00:23:20.512
  • And I sort of set, like,a plan for my life.
  • 00:23:20.512 --> 00:23:22.280
  • a plan for my life.I got into an environment
  • 00:23:22.280 --> 00:23:24.115
  • I got into an environmentwhere I was able to see what
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  • where I was able to see whatthat line of work was about.
  • 00:23:26.184 --> 00:23:26.818
  • that line of work was about.I was like,
  • 00:23:26.818 --> 00:23:28.253
  • I was like,wow, this is what this is,
  • 00:23:28.253 --> 00:23:28.954
  • wow, this is what this is,you know, like,
  • 00:23:28.954 --> 00:23:29.955
  • you know, like,there's no way I can do this
  • 00:23:29.955 --> 00:23:31.256
  • there's no way I can do thisfor the rest of my life.
  • 00:23:31.256 --> 00:23:32.657
  • for the rest of my life.That was such a, like,
  • 00:23:32.657 --> 00:23:33.859
  • That was such a, like,big blow for me because
  • 00:23:33.859 --> 00:23:35.727
  • big blow for me becauseit was just like, imagine, like,
  • 00:23:35.727 --> 00:23:37.596
  • it was just like, imagine, like,working from middle school
  • 00:23:37.596 --> 00:23:39.030
  • working from middle schoolto like, I mean, I was 22
  • 00:23:39.030 --> 00:23:40.765
  • to like, I mean, I was 22by the time I realized,
  • 00:23:40.765 --> 00:23:42.501
  • by the time I realized,whoa, this is not for me.
  • 00:23:42.501 --> 00:23:43.001
  • whoa, this is not for me.I didn't know
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  • I didn't knowwhat to do with myself,
  • 00:23:43.902 --> 00:23:44.870
  • what to do with myself,because I was --
  • 00:23:44.870 --> 00:23:47.038
  • because I was --I just became so, like,
  • 00:23:47.038 --> 00:23:49.674
  • I just became so, like,just overwhelmed with, like,
  • 00:23:49.674 --> 00:23:51.910
  • just overwhelmed with, like,what, in my mind, I was like,
  • 00:23:51.910 --> 00:23:54.713
  • what, in my mind, I was like,I'm a failure, you know?
  • 00:23:54.713 --> 00:23:57.382
  • I'm a failure, you know?Then I got into a relationship
  • 00:23:57.382 --> 00:23:59.684
  • Then I got into a relationshipthat just like fell apart,
  • 00:23:59.684 --> 00:24:01.753
  • that just like fell apart,and was really hurtful.
  • 00:24:01.753 --> 00:24:03.355
  • and was really hurtful.I'm not sure if maybe
  • 00:24:03.355 --> 00:24:04.689
  • I'm not sure if maybejust one of those things
  • 00:24:04.689 --> 00:24:05.957
  • just one of those thingsI could've just like rolled out
  • 00:24:05.957 --> 00:24:07.092
  • I could've just like rolled outof that and been like,
  • 00:24:07.092 --> 00:24:07.893
  • of that and been like,I'm good, you know?
  • 00:24:07.893 --> 00:24:11.630
  • I'm good, you know?But it was just like one thing
  • 00:24:11.630 --> 00:24:12.364
  • But it was just like one thingon top of the other
  • 00:24:12.364 --> 00:24:13.198
  • on top of the otheron top of the other,
  • 00:24:13.198 --> 00:24:15.100
  • on top of the other,and then I just, like,
  • 00:24:15.100 --> 00:24:16.067
  • and then I just, like,I buckled under
  • 00:24:16.067 --> 00:24:16.968
  • I buckled underthe weight of all that.
  • 00:24:16.968 --> 00:24:17.969
  • the weight of all that.I know that I was angry
  • 00:24:17.969 --> 00:24:19.437
  • I know that I was angrywith God at some point,
  • 00:24:19.437 --> 00:24:20.672
  • with God at some point,and I started to think,
  • 00:24:20.672 --> 00:24:22.040
  • and I started to think,like, well, that's it, like,
  • 00:24:22.040 --> 00:24:23.842
  • like, well, that's it, like,God had kind of --
  • 00:24:23.842 --> 00:24:24.910
  • God had kind of --He's done with me.
  • 00:24:24.910 --> 00:24:27.279
  • He's done with me.I started to have thoughts of,
  • 00:24:27.279 --> 00:24:28.947
  • I started to have thoughts of,like, taking my own life,
  • 00:24:28.947 --> 00:24:30.181
  • like, taking my own life,and I just felt
  • 00:24:30.181 --> 00:24:31.750
  • and I just feltreally ashamed of that,
  • 00:24:31.750 --> 00:24:33.885
  • really ashamed of that,you know, because, you know,
  • 00:24:33.885 --> 00:24:34.753
  • you know, because, you know,as a Christian person,
  • 00:24:34.753 --> 00:24:35.453
  • as a Christian person,that's not supposed to be
  • 00:24:35.453 --> 00:24:36.955
  • that's not supposed to begoing through my head, you know?
  • 00:24:36.955 --> 00:24:39.124
  • going through my head, you know?That night, I called my mom,
  • 00:24:39.124 --> 00:24:40.992
  • That night, I called my mom,and I was like, "Mom,
  • 00:24:40.992 --> 00:24:43.662
  • and I was like, "Mom,if you don't do something,
  • 00:24:43.662 --> 00:24:44.629
  • if you don't do something,you're gonna find me,
  • 00:24:44.629 --> 00:24:45.897
  • you're gonna find me,and I'm gonna be gone."
  • 00:24:45.897 --> 00:24:47.299
  • and I'm gonna be gone."You know?
  • 00:24:47.299 --> 00:24:49.701
  • You know?She started praying so hard.
  • 00:24:49.701 --> 00:24:50.468
  • She started praying so hard.I mean, she was calling
  • 00:24:50.468 --> 00:24:51.336
  • I mean, she was callingall of heaven down
  • 00:24:51.336 --> 00:24:53.138
  • all of heaven downinto that room, you know?
  • 00:24:53.138 --> 00:24:56.875
  • into that room, you know?And so one morning, I woke up,
  • 00:24:56.875 --> 00:24:57.943
  • And so one morning, I woke up,and I remember then it was
  • 00:24:57.943 --> 00:25:01.046
  • and I remember then it wasa Monday morning, and I'm like,
  • 00:25:01.046 --> 00:25:02.814
  • a Monday morning, and I'm like,what is wrong with me?
  • 00:25:02.814 --> 00:25:03.582
  • what is wrong with me?Something just felt
  • 00:25:03.582 --> 00:25:04.416
  • Something just feltreally different.
  • 00:25:04.416 --> 00:25:05.183
  • really different.And I was like,
  • 00:25:05.183 --> 00:25:06.585
  • And I was like,whoa, wait a second,
  • 00:25:06.585 --> 00:25:07.686
  • whoa, wait a second,God did something.
  • 00:25:07.686 --> 00:25:08.820
  • God did something.The weight lifted, I mean,
  • 00:25:08.820 --> 00:25:12.924
  • The weight lifted, I mean,I felt like a new person.
  • 00:25:12.924 --> 00:25:15.961
  • I felt like a new person.I know now that what my mom
  • 00:25:15.961 --> 00:25:17.429
  • I know now that what my momand my grandparents did is
  • 00:25:17.429 --> 00:25:19.264
  • and my grandparents did isthey stood in the gap for me.
  • 00:25:19.264 --> 00:25:20.699
  • they stood in the gap for me.After she heard what
  • 00:25:20.699 --> 00:25:21.499
  • After she heard whatI was going through,
  • 00:25:21.499 --> 00:25:22.500
  • I was going through,she had decided that
  • 00:25:22.500 --> 00:25:23.234
  • she had decided thatshe's going to start
  • 00:25:23.234 --> 00:25:24.970
  • she's going to startfasting for me every Monday,
  • 00:25:24.970 --> 00:25:26.071
  • fasting for me every Monday,you know, and she called
  • 00:25:26.071 --> 00:25:27.606
  • you know, and she calledmy grandparents,
  • 00:25:27.606 --> 00:25:31.676
  • my grandparents,and they went to battle for me.
  • 00:25:31.676 --> 00:25:32.978
  • and they went to battle for me.Because I couldn't,
  • 00:25:32.978 --> 00:25:34.212
  • Because I couldn't,and I think that the way
  • 00:25:34.212 --> 00:25:36.648
  • and I think that the waythat God kind of put
  • 00:25:36.648 --> 00:25:37.549
  • that God kind of puteverything together
  • 00:25:37.549 --> 00:25:38.683
  • everything togetherfor me to find out,
  • 00:25:38.683 --> 00:25:39.417
  • for me to find out,because I would've have
  • 00:25:39.417 --> 00:25:40.085
  • because I would've havenever known that
  • 00:25:40.085 --> 00:25:40.885
  • never known thatthat's what they
  • 00:25:40.885 --> 00:25:41.753
  • that's what theywere doing for me.
  • 00:25:41.753 --> 00:25:42.887
  • were doing for me.It's because He wanted me
  • 00:25:42.887 --> 00:25:45.857
  • It's because He wanted meto specifically know the power
  • 00:25:45.857 --> 00:25:48.226
  • to specifically know the powerthat fasting and prayer has,
  • 00:25:48.226 --> 00:25:50.128
  • that fasting and prayer has,because that is essentially
  • 00:25:50.128 --> 00:25:50.996
  • because that is essentiallywhat freed me
  • 00:25:50.996 --> 00:25:52.397
  • what freed mefrom that depression,
  • 00:25:52.397 --> 00:25:53.398
  • from that depression,from that heaviness.
  • 00:25:53.398 --> 00:25:55.767
  • from that heaviness.And now, God has led me
  • 00:25:55.767 --> 00:25:57.636
  • And now, God has led meto join choir.
  • 00:25:57.636 --> 00:25:58.837
  • to join choir.I went through SOD,
  • 00:25:58.837 --> 00:26:01.439
  • I went through SOD,which was such a blessing.
  • 00:26:01.439 --> 00:26:02.941
  • which was such a blessing.I recently got a new job.
  • 00:26:02.941 --> 00:26:03.808
  • I recently got a new job.I definitely see
  • 00:26:03.808 --> 00:26:05.677
  • I definitely seeHis hand in things,
  • 00:26:05.677 --> 00:26:07.545
  • His hand in things,and it has always been
  • 00:26:07.545 --> 00:26:09.948
  • and it has always beenthrough His leading.
  • 00:26:09.948 --> 00:26:12.183
  • through His leading.I believe with everything
  • 00:26:12.183 --> 00:26:13.551
  • I believe with everythinginside of me that
  • 00:26:13.551 --> 00:26:16.921
  • inside of me thatif my grandparents and my mom
  • 00:26:16.921 --> 00:26:18.323
  • if my grandparents and my momhad not done what they did,
  • 00:26:18.323 --> 00:26:20.091
  • had not done what they did,if they had not, you know,
  • 00:26:20.091 --> 00:26:21.359
  • if they had not, you know,resolved to fast
  • 00:26:21.359 --> 00:26:22.894
  • resolved to fastand pray for me,
  • 00:26:22.894 --> 00:26:23.495
  • and pray for me,I don't believe
  • 00:26:23.495 --> 00:26:24.929
  • I don't believeI'd be here today.
  • 00:26:24.929 --> 00:26:27.766
  • I'd be here today.I believe that what they did
  • 00:26:27.766 --> 00:26:30.502
  • - Cherise and I
  • 00:26:42.147 --> 00:26:43.515
  • wanna invite you to join us
  • 00:26:43.515 --> 00:26:45.083
  • on our Holy Land Tour.
  • 00:26:45.083 --> 00:26:46.451
  • It's an amazing trip,
  • 00:26:46.451 --> 00:26:47.385
  • unlike anything
  • 00:26:47.385 --> 00:26:49.054
  • you've ever experienced,
  • 00:26:49.054 --> 00:26:50.722
  • and we'll be on the trip,
  • 00:26:50.722 --> 00:26:51.923
  • we get on the busses,
  • 00:26:51.923 --> 00:26:53.458
  • our family will be on there,
  • 00:26:53.458 --> 00:26:54.459
  • and I promise you,
  • 00:26:54.459 --> 00:26:56.227
  • it will change your life.
  • 00:26:56.227 --> 00:26:57.429
  • you've been thinking about it,
  • 00:26:57.429 --> 00:26:59.097
  • you've been praying about it,
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  • this is the year to go.
  • 00:27:00.231 --> 00:27:02.200
  • God's gonna open your eyes
  • 00:27:02.200 --> 00:27:03.802
  • to things you've never seen
  • 00:27:03.802 --> 00:27:05.136
  • and experienced before
  • 00:27:05.136 --> 00:27:06.438
  • in the holy land.
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  • - We hope you've enjoyed
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  • this teaching
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  • by Jentezen Franklin,
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  • and thank you
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  • for your continued support
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  • of this ministry.
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  • Your prayers
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