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Can Jesus Use Me?

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December 6, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - Thank you for joining us
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  • - Thank you for joining ustoday on Kingdom Connection.
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  • today on Kingdom Connection.It's my prayer that God
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  • It's my prayer that Godwill use something specific
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  • will use something specificin this broadcast today
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  • in this broadcast todayto really speak directly
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  • to really speak directlyto your spirit.
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  • to your spirit.I say that with confidence
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  • I say that with confidencebecause I know God
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  • because I know Godstill speaks to us,
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  • still speaks to us,and it's really our desire here
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  • and it's really our desire herethat you will open your heart
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  • that you will open your heartand hear a now word
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  • and hear a now wordof what God is saying to you.
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  • of what God is saying to you.We're so grateful
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  • We're so gratefulto have you with us
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  • to have you with uson Kingdom Connection today.
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  • - I wanna talk to you
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  • - I wanna talk to youfor a few moments.
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  • for a few moments.I feel like the Lord's really
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  • I feel like the Lord's reallydealt with my heart about
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  • dealt with my heart aboutthat I'm given the title
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  • that I'm given the titlein the form of a question,
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  • in the form of a question,“Can Jesus Use Me?”
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  • “Can Jesus Use Me?”That's what I want you
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  • That's what I want youto ask yourself.
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  • to ask yourself.Can Jesus use me?
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  • Can Jesus use me?And in Matthew 21,
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  • And in Matthew 21,“Now when they drew near
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  • “Now when they drew nearto Jerusalem and came
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  • to Jerusalem and cameto Bethphage,
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  • to Bethphage,at the Mount of Olives,
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  • at the Mount of Olives,then Jesus sent two disciples,
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  • then Jesus sent two disciples,saying to them, ‘Go into
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  • saying to them, ‘Go intothe village opposite you,
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  • the village opposite you,and immediately you will find
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  • and immediately you will finda donkey tied,
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  • a donkey tied,and a colt with her.
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  • and a colt with her.Loose them and bring
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  • Loose them and bringthem to Me.
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  • them to Me.If anyone says anything to you,
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  • If anyone says anything to you,you shall say,
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  • you shall say,‘The Lord has need of them,'
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  • ‘The Lord has need of them,'and immediately
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  • and immediatelyhe will send them.
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  • he will send them.And this was done that
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  • And this was done thatit might be fulfilled which
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  • it might be fulfilled whichwas spoken by the prophet,
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  • was spoken by the prophet,saying, ‘Tell the daughters
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  • saying, ‘Tell the daughtersof Zion, behold, your King
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  • of Zion, behold, your Kingis coming lowly,
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  • is coming lowly,sitting on a donkey,
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  • sitting on a donkey,a colt, the foal of a donkey.'
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  • a colt, the foal of a donkey.'So the disciples went
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  • So the disciples wentand did as Jesus commanded them.
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  • and did as Jesus commanded them.They brought the donkey
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  • They brought the donkeyand the colt,
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  • and the colt,laid their clothes on them,
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  • laid their clothes on them,and set Him on them,
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  • and set Him on them,and a very great multitude
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  • and a very great multitudespread their clothes
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  • spread their clotheson the road,” notice that,
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  • on the road,” notice that,“and others cut down branches
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  • “and others cut down branchesand trees and spread
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  • and trees and spreadthem on the road.
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  • them on the road.The multitudes who went before
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  • The multitudes who went beforethem cried out, saying:
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  • them cried out, saying:‘Hosanna to the Son of David!
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  • ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!Blessed is He who comes
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  • Blessed is He who comesin the name of the Lord!'"
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  • in the name of the Lord!'"Can Jesus use me?
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  • Can Jesus use me?Everybody say that,
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  • Everybody say that,can Jesus use me?
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  • can Jesus use me?This third verse is what
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  • This third verse is whatI really wanna center in on,
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  • I really wanna center in on,the Lord,
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  • the Lord,this particular chapter.
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  • this particular chapter.I could've read this story
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  • I could've read this storyin all four Gospels because
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  • in all four Gospels becauseit's so important.
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  • it's so important.All four writers of the four
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  • All four writers of the fourGospels of the New Testament,
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  • Gospels of the New Testament,all four of them
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  • all four of themincluded this story and used
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  • included this story and usedthat phrase.
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  • that phrase.One of them made it different
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  • One of them made it differentand said, “The Lord
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  • and said, “The Lordhas need of him,”
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  • has need of him,”but the point is clear.
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  • but the point is clear.What's interesting about
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  • What's interesting aboutthis text is nowhere else
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  • this text is nowhere elsein all the Bible does
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  • in all the Bible doesGod ever have a need.
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  • God ever have a need.The Scripture said,
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  • The Scripture said,“The Lord has need of him.”
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  • “The Lord has need of him.”Jesus told them to tell anyone
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  • Jesus told them to tell anyonewho tried to stop them
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  • who tried to stop themfrom taking that animal
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  • from taking that animaland bringing it for His purpose.
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  • and bringing it for His purpose.He said, “You tell them the Lord
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  • He said, “You tell them the Lordhas need of that.
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  • has need of that.I need that.”
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  • I need that.”I mean, you can't find
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  • I mean, you can't findin the Bible
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  • in the Biblewhere God has a need.
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  • where God has a need.He said in Acts 17 that,
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  • He said in Acts 17 that,“I'm not worshiped
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  • “I'm not worshipedwith man's hands,”
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  • with man's hands,”listen to these words,
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  • listen to these words,“as though God needs anything.”
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  • “as though God needs anything.”That's in Acts 17,
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  • That's in Acts 17,“as though God needs anything.”
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  • “as though God needs anything.”God doesn't need anything.
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  • God doesn't need anything.He's self-sufficient.
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  • He's self-sufficient.And yet this text said,
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  • And yet this text said,“God needs something.”
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  • “God needs something.”This is the only place
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  • This is the only placein the Bible where God said,
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  • in the Bible where God said,“I need something outside
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  • “I need something outsideof myself.”
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  • of myself.”You need water.
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  • You need water.You need food.
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  • You need food.You need stuff to survive.
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  • You need stuff to survive.God says,
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  • God says,“I don't need anything.”
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  • “I don't need anything.”God's even said in Acts 17,
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  • God's even said in Acts 17,“I don't even need
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  • “I don't even needyour worship.”
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  • your worship.”We think we come to church
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  • We think we come to church‘cause God needs our worship.
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  • ‘cause God needs our worship.God does not need your worship.
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  • God does not need your worship.You need to worship.
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  • You need to worship.You need the house of God.
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  • You need the house of God.You need to lift your hands
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  • You need to lift your handsin gratitude
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  • in gratitudeand praise the Lord.
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  • and praise the Lord.God is not the one who
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  • God is not the one whoneeds the worship.
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  • needs the worship.You need to worship
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  • You need to worship‘cause you're gonna worship
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  • ‘cause you're gonna worshipsomething, and you're gonna
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  • something, and you're gonnaworship somebody,
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  • worship somebody,and you need to worship God.
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  • and you need to worship God.In Psalms 50, He said,
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  • In Psalms 50, He said,“If I were hungry,
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  • “If I were hungry,would you feed me?”
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  • would you feed me?”That's the great famous verse
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  • That's the great famous versewhere He says,
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  • where He says,“I own the cattle
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  • “I own the cattleof 1.000 hills.
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  • of 1.000 hills.What are you gonna do for me?
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  • What are you gonna do for me?What are you gonna give me?
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  • What are you gonna give me?You don't have anything I
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  • You don't have anything Ineed.”
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  • need.”But in this text,
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  • But in this text,this unusual text,
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  • this unusual text,Jesus said,
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  • Jesus said,“I need that donkey.”
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  • “I need that donkey.”I want you to notice He didn't
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  • I want you to notice He didn'tsay I need a white stallion,
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  • say I need a white stallion,I need a beautiful show horse,
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  • I need a beautiful show horse,a Tennessee Walker
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  • a Tennessee Walkeror a Clydesdale
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  • or a Clydesdalethat's got powerful muscles.
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  • that's got powerful muscles.I don't need any of that
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  • I don't need any of thatin the most,
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  • in the most,one of the most critical moments
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  • one of the most critical momentsof Jesus's earthly ministry.
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  • of Jesus's earthly ministry.He would use that animal to go
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  • He would use that animal to gointo Jerusalem the last week
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  • into Jerusalem the last weekof His life and die on the cross
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  • of His life and die on the crossfor you and for me.
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  • for you and for me.And in one of the most critical
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  • And in one of the most criticalmoments of His life He said,
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  • moments of His life He said,“I don't need a stallion.
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  • “I don't need a stallion.I need that donkey.
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  • I need that donkey.I need it.
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  • I need it.I can't take salvation
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  • I can't take salvationto the world unless I can use
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  • to the world unless I can usesomething that I can ride on.”
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  • something that I can ride on.”A donkey is a beast of burden.
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  • A donkey is a beast of burden.A donkey more than anything
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  • A donkey more than anythingelse is a burden bearer.
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  • else is a burden bearer.If you've ever been overseas
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  • If you've ever been overseasand you go to the mission field,
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  • and you go to the mission field,you'll see a lot.
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  • you'll see a lot.In places like Haiti.
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  • In places like Haiti.You'll see people in South
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  • You'll see people in SouthAmerica or wherever.
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  • America or wherever.In third-world countries.
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  • In third-world countries.You will see a lot of donkeys,
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  • You will see a lot of donkeys,and sometimes you will see
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  • and sometimes you will seethose donkeys just
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  • those donkeys justso covered in a load,
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  • so covered in a load,big bags on the side that are
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  • big bags on the side that areso massive that you can't
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  • so massive that you can'teven hardly -- the animal
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  • even hardly -- the animalis so low to the ground,
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  • is so low to the ground,and you can't even hardly see
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  • and you can't even hardly seethe thing except for its head
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  • the thing except for its headand its tail because
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  • and its tail becauseit's carrying such a load.
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  • it's carrying such a load.If a donkey is anything,
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  • If a donkey is anything,it's a burden bearer.
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  • it's a burden bearer.The church was not built
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  • The church was not builtby stallions.
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  • by stallions.The church was built by people
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  • The church was built by peoplewho would take on a burden.
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  • who would take on a burden.Great families are not built
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  • Great families are not builtby show horses.
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  • by show horses.Somebody's gotta carry a burden.
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  • Somebody's gotta carry a burden.Somebody's gotta carry a burden
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  • Somebody's gotta carry a burdenfor the house of God,
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  • for the house of God,for the finances of the house
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  • for the finances of the houseof God, for the worship.
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  • of God, for the worship.Somebody's gotta carry
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  • Somebody's gotta carrya burden of prayer.
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  • a burden of prayer.Somebody's gotta carry
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  • Somebody's gotta carrya burden of praise.
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  • a burden of praise.You can't just --
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  • You can't just --somebody's gotta start carrying
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  • somebody's gotta start carryinga burden to win the lost again
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  • a burden to win the lost againbecause we're in the most
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  • because we're in the mostcritical time in my lifetime,
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  • critical time in my lifetime,in the history of this Nation,
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  • in the history of this Nation,and people are lost
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  • and people are lostand deceived,
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  • and deceived,and they don't know Jesus.
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  • and they don't know Jesus.They know religion.
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  • They know religion.They've heard the story,
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  • They've heard the story,but they don't know Jesus,
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  • but they don't know Jesus,and somebody's got to carry
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  • and somebody's got to carrya burden of bringing Jesus
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  • a burden of bringing Jesusto a lost and dying world.
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  • to a lost and dying world.Somebody's gotta get it.
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  • Somebody's gotta get it.Somebody's gotta get it.
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  • Somebody's gotta get it.And I wanna give you some
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  • And I wanna give you somelessons from this story
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  • lessons from this storythat I pray will become
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  • that I pray will becomereal to you, and it will answer
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  • real to you, and it will answerbecause when I look
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  • because when I lookat this donkey,
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  • at this donkey,I see the kinds of people
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  • I see the kinds of peopleJesus can use.
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  • Jesus can use.The kinds of people Jesus
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  • The kinds of people Jesuswill choose and use are found
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  • will choose and use are foundin this story,
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  • in this story,and I'm gonna give you five,
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  • and I'm gonna give you five,maybe six, if I have time,
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  • maybe six, if I have time,quick things that this story
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  • quick things that this storyteaches us lessons
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  • teaches us lessonsfrom the donkey of what
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  • from the donkey of whatqualifies you to be used by God.
  • 00:08:25.818 --> 00:08:27.320
  • qualifies you to be used by God.Number one, the greatest
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  • Number one, the greatestblessings come from the greatest
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  • blessings come from the greatestburdens you bear.
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  • burdens you bear.Jesus Christ was
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  • Jesus Christ wasthe greatest blessing.
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  • the greatest blessing.Understand this.
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  • Understand this.The burden that animal bore
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  • The burden that animal borewas the blessing
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  • was the blessingthat he carried.
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  • that he carried.All we care about in this
  • 00:08:50.476 --> 00:08:52.345
  • All we care about in thisgeneration is the blessing,
  • 00:08:52.345 --> 00:08:53.779
  • generation is the blessing,the blessing, the blessing.
  • 00:08:53.779 --> 00:08:55.047
  • the blessing, the blessing.I want the blessed life.
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  • I want the blessed life.Somebody needs to write a book
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  • Somebody needs to write a bookabout the burdened life
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  • about the burdened lifebecause the greatest blessings
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  • because the greatest blessingsin life always come out
  • 00:09:02.655 --> 00:09:04.290
  • in life always come outof the heaviest burdens
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  • of the heaviest burdensthat you have to carry in life.
  • 00:09:06.525 --> 00:09:07.927
  • that you have to carry in life.You cannot separate
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  • You cannot separatethe blessings from the burdens.
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  • the blessings from the burdens.If you get a burden,
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  • If you get a burden,then the blessings will come.
  • 00:09:14.033 --> 00:09:16.035
  • then the blessings will come.Notice that the weight of Jesus
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  • Notice that the weight of Jesuson that animal,
  • 00:09:17.370 --> 00:09:19.271
  • on that animal,that was the burden,
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  • that was the burden,and yet the burden
  • 00:09:20.539 --> 00:09:23.109
  • and yet the burdenwas the blessing
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  • was the blessingthat God would use.
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  • that God would use.When you understand that
  • 00:09:28.147 --> 00:09:30.616
  • When you understand thatthe burden of Jesus Christ
  • 00:09:30.616 --> 00:09:31.550
  • the burden of Jesus Christis where the blessing
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  • is where the blessingcomes from.
  • 00:09:33.452 --> 00:09:35.354
  • comes from.It is a burden to carry Jesus,
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  • It is a burden to carry Jesus,to live for Jesus,
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  • to live for Jesus,to have convictions,
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  • to have convictions,to stand for what is right.
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  • to stand for what is right.It's a burden, but out
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  • It's a burden, but outof that burden comes
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  • of that burden comesthe greatest blessing.
  • 00:09:47.500 --> 00:09:49.268
  • the greatest blessing.And many of you are dealing
  • 00:09:49.268 --> 00:09:50.803
  • And many of you are dealingwith burdens in your family
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  • with burdens in your familyand in your home,
  • 00:09:51.837 --> 00:09:53.506
  • and in your home,but I want to encourage you
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  • but I want to encourage youtoday that the greatest
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  • today that the greatestblessings of our life
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  • blessings of our lifedo not come just out
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  • do not come just outof blessings and blessings
  • 00:10:01.380 --> 00:10:02.415
  • of blessings and blessingsand blessings,
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  • and blessings,but the greater the burden,
  • 00:10:04.450 --> 00:10:08.054
  • but the greater the burden,the greater the blessing,
  • 00:10:08.054 --> 00:10:09.488
  • the greater the blessing,and you're not qualified
  • 00:10:09.488 --> 00:10:11.123
  • and you're not qualifiedto be used of God
  • 00:10:11.123 --> 00:10:14.026
  • to be used of Goduntil you understand that.
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  • until you understand that.I've never seen a pretty donkey.
  • 00:10:19.498 --> 00:10:21.834
  • I've never seen a pretty donkey.Why does Napoleon always pose
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  • Why does Napoleon always posein a picture,
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  • in a picture,why does Alexander the Great,
  • 00:10:26.005 --> 00:10:27.573
  • why does Alexander the Great,any of the ancient pictures
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  • any of the ancient picturesthat they're seen
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  • that they're seenin they're never seen riding
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  • in they're never seen ridingon a donkey.
  • 00:10:31.777 --> 00:10:33.679
  • on a donkey.They're riding on some beautiful
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  • They're riding on some beautifulstallion that's raring up
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  • stallion that's raring upon his hind legs,
  • 00:10:36.515 --> 00:10:39.251
  • on his hind legs,and they did that because
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  • and they did that becausethey understood we need
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  • they understood we needto positon the king and show
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  • to positon the king and showand project an image
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  • and project an imageof authority and power.
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  • of authority and power.But here comes
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  • But here comesthe King of kings.
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  • the King of kings.He doesn't need anything
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  • He doesn't need anythingto make him look powerful.
  • 00:10:55.701 --> 00:10:57.136
  • to make him look powerful.He doesn't need your talent,
  • 00:10:57.136 --> 00:10:58.170
  • He doesn't need your talent,your good looks,
  • 00:10:58.170 --> 00:10:59.538
  • your good looks,your great singing ability
  • 00:10:59.538 --> 00:11:00.906
  • your great singing abilityor my preaching ability
  • 00:11:00.906 --> 00:11:01.874
  • or my preaching abilityto look good.
  • 00:11:01.874 --> 00:11:04.944
  • to look good.He can use anything and anybody
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  • He can use anything and anybodywho will get up under a burden.
  • 00:11:06.746 --> 00:11:08.080
  • who will get up under a burden.If you don't have a burden,
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  • If you don't have a burden,I don't care how
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  • I don't care howtalented you are.
  • 00:11:09.982 --> 00:11:11.550
  • talented you are.God can't use you.
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  • God can't use you.You gotta get a burden
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  • You gotta get a burdenfor the loss and if you're
  • 00:11:14.353 --> 00:11:15.788
  • for the loss and if you'regonna carry Jesus,
  • 00:11:15.788 --> 00:11:17.957
  • gonna carry Jesus,the greatest blessings come
  • 00:11:17.957 --> 00:11:19.558
  • the greatest blessings comeout of the burden
  • 00:11:19.558 --> 00:11:22.561
  • out of the burdenof carrying Jesus.
  • 00:11:22.561 --> 00:11:23.963
  • of carrying Jesus.We want everything easy.
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  • We want everything easy.I don't want my friends
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  • I don't want my friendsto make fun of me.
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  • to make fun of me.I don't want to not get invited
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  • I don't want to not get invitedto the party.
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  • to the party.That's the burden
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  • That's the burdenof carrying Jesus.
  • 00:11:30.636 --> 00:11:31.837
  • of carrying Jesus.Nobody wants to hang out
  • 00:11:31.837 --> 00:11:32.972
  • Nobody wants to hang outwith me right now,
  • 00:11:32.972 --> 00:11:34.140
  • with me right now,and I can't get nobody to date
  • 00:11:34.140 --> 00:11:35.875
  • and I can't get nobody to dateme because they want me
  • 00:11:35.875 --> 00:11:36.742
  • me because they want meto do things.
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  • to do things.That's the burden
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  • That's the burdenof carrying Jesus, but when
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  • of carrying Jesus, but whenyou carry the burden of Jesus,
  • 00:11:42.248 --> 00:11:46.719
  • you carry the burden of Jesus,the blessing will come,
  • 00:11:46.719 --> 00:11:47.553
  • the blessing will come,and you can't have
  • 00:11:47.553 --> 00:11:49.789
  • and you can't haveone without the other.
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  • one without the other.Number two, if you want Jesus
  • 00:11:53.392 --> 00:11:55.027
  • Number two, if you want Jesusto use you, this story
  • 00:11:55.027 --> 00:11:58.364
  • to use you, this storyteaches us Jesus calls
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  • teaches us Jesus callsthe unqualified.
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:03.269
  • the unqualified.This messed me up right here.
  • 00:12:03.269 --> 00:12:06.038
  • This messed me up right here.I've never seen this like this.
  • 00:12:06.038 --> 00:12:07.139
  • I've never seen this like this.Just reading through the story,
  • 00:12:07.139 --> 00:12:08.574
  • Just reading through the story,and there's one place
  • 00:12:08.574 --> 00:12:11.410
  • and there's one placewhere it gives more description
  • 00:12:11.410 --> 00:12:12.578
  • where it gives more descriptionof this animal,
  • 00:12:12.578 --> 00:12:13.813
  • of this animal,and this is what it says.
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  • and this is what it says.It says it's a donkey that
  • 00:12:15.614 --> 00:12:20.386
  • It says it's a donkey thathas never been ridden before.
  • 00:12:20.386 --> 00:12:21.353
  • has never been ridden before.You'll read right over that.
  • 00:12:21.353 --> 00:12:22.488
  • You'll read right over that.You know what that means?
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  • You know what that means?That means it was
  • 00:12:23.289 --> 00:12:29.028
  • That means it wasan unqualified carrier.
  • 00:12:29.028 --> 00:12:31.363
  • an unqualified carrier.It wasn't trained.
  • 00:12:31.363 --> 00:12:32.832
  • It wasn't trained.It wasn't qualified.
  • 00:12:32.832 --> 00:12:33.732
  • It wasn't qualified.If God's gonna use you,
  • 00:12:33.732 --> 00:12:34.400
  • If God's gonna use you,you don't have
  • 00:12:34.400 --> 00:12:36.235
  • you don't haveto know everything.
  • 00:12:36.235 --> 00:12:37.436
  • to know everything.You don't have to have
  • 00:12:37.436 --> 00:12:40.673
  • You don't have to havea degree in theology.
  • 00:12:40.673 --> 00:12:41.674
  • a degree in theology.The first thing you gotta do
  • 00:12:41.674 --> 00:12:42.942
  • The first thing you gotta dois get under the burden
  • 00:12:42.942 --> 00:12:44.376
  • is get under the burdenof carrying Jesus Christ.
  • 00:12:44.376 --> 00:12:45.711
  • of carrying Jesus Christ.If you'll carry Jesus Christ
  • 00:12:45.711 --> 00:12:46.912
  • If you'll carry Jesus Christinto the workplace,
  • 00:12:46.912 --> 00:12:48.180
  • into the workplace,they don't care about the Greek
  • 00:12:48.180 --> 00:12:49.248
  • they don't care about the Greekand the Hebrew and
  • 00:12:49.248 --> 00:12:51.217
  • and the Hebrew andwhat the exegesis
  • 00:12:51.217 --> 00:12:52.852
  • what the exegesisof that text means.
  • 00:12:52.852 --> 00:12:53.719
  • of that text means.All they wanna know
  • 00:12:53.719 --> 00:12:55.321
  • All they wanna knowis they can feel the difference
  • 00:12:55.321 --> 00:12:56.655
  • is they can feel the differencewhen you walk into that room
  • 00:12:56.655 --> 00:12:57.857
  • when you walk into that roomand you're carrying Jesus
  • 00:12:57.857 --> 00:12:59.158
  • and you're carrying Jesusand you're under the burden
  • 00:12:59.158 --> 00:13:00.593
  • and you're under the burdenI care about you.
  • 00:13:00.593 --> 00:13:01.660
  • I care about you.I love you.
  • 00:13:01.660 --> 00:13:04.029
  • I love you.I can pray for you.
  • 00:13:04.029 --> 00:13:05.764
  • I can pray for you.I've got a living relationship.
  • 00:13:05.764 --> 00:13:11.670
  • I've got a living relationship.The one riding me is real.
  • 00:13:11.670 --> 00:13:14.707
  • The one riding me is real.Jesus uses and calls
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  • Jesus uses and callsthe unqualified.
  • 00:13:19.078 --> 00:13:19.845
  • the unqualified.You say, well,
  • 00:13:19.845 --> 00:13:21.647
  • You say, well,I don't understand everything.
  • 00:13:21.647 --> 00:13:22.615
  • I don't understand everything.You don't have to understand
  • 00:13:22.615 --> 00:13:24.149
  • You don't have to understandeverything to do great things
  • 00:13:24.149 --> 00:13:25.050
  • everything to do great thingsfor God.
  • 00:13:25.050 --> 00:13:26.585
  • for God.I look back when I started
  • 00:13:26.585 --> 00:13:29.021
  • I look back when I startedpreaching over 30 years ago.
  • 00:13:29.021 --> 00:13:30.756
  • preaching over 30 years ago.I did not know a lot
  • 00:13:30.756 --> 00:13:32.057
  • I did not know a lotabout the Bible.
  • 00:13:32.057 --> 00:13:33.459
  • about the Bible.I didn't know a lot
  • 00:13:33.459 --> 00:13:35.728
  • I didn't know a lotabout preaching.
  • 00:13:35.728 --> 00:13:37.363
  • about preaching.I didn't know how to preach.
  • 00:13:37.363 --> 00:13:39.632
  • I didn't know how to preach.It was pitiful,
  • 00:13:39.632 --> 00:13:43.802
  • It was pitiful,but I carried a burden,
  • 00:13:43.802 --> 00:13:46.338
  • but I carried a burden,and I knew Jesus was on my back.
  • 00:13:46.338 --> 00:13:49.008
  • and I knew Jesus was on my back.The King was on my back,
  • 00:13:49.008 --> 00:13:50.009
  • The King was on my back,and I didn't know how
  • 00:13:50.009 --> 00:13:51.010
  • and I didn't know howI was gonna do it.
  • 00:13:51.010 --> 00:13:52.411
  • I was gonna do it.I just felt like, oh God,
  • 00:13:52.411 --> 00:13:54.146
  • I just felt like, oh God,I've gotta preach or I'll die.
  • 00:13:54.146 --> 00:13:56.315
  • I've gotta preach or I'll die.I've gotta preach or my life
  • 00:13:56.315 --> 00:13:57.349
  • I've gotta preach or my lifeis meaningless.
  • 00:13:57.349 --> 00:13:58.317
  • is meaningless.I've gotta preach.
  • 00:13:58.317 --> 00:13:59.251
  • I've gotta preach.I've gotta do it.
  • 00:13:59.251 --> 00:14:00.252
  • I've gotta do it.And I didn't know how.
  • 00:14:00.252 --> 00:14:01.287
  • And I didn't know how.And many times when I first
  • 00:14:01.287 --> 00:14:02.187
  • And many times when I firststarted preaching
  • 00:14:02.187 --> 00:14:04.023
  • started preachingI made a fool of myself.
  • 00:14:04.023 --> 00:14:04.790
  • I made a fool of myself.Some of you say,
  • 00:14:04.790 --> 00:14:06.392
  • Some of you say,I can hear your thoughts,
  • 00:14:06.392 --> 00:14:08.394
  • I can hear your thoughts,“You still do.” I know.
  • 00:14:08.394 --> 00:14:12.331
  • “You still do.” I know.I hear you.
  • 00:14:12.331 --> 00:14:13.866
  • I hear you.But I'm so glad God doesn't
  • 00:14:13.866 --> 00:14:16.135
  • But I'm so glad God doesn'tjust use stallions.
  • 00:14:16.135 --> 00:14:19.004
  • just use stallions.I'm so glad He uses people
  • 00:14:19.004 --> 00:14:20.172
  • I'm so glad He uses peoplewho are not qualified,
  • 00:14:20.172 --> 00:14:21.640
  • who are not qualified,but if you go down the road
  • 00:14:21.640 --> 00:14:23.709
  • but if you go down the roadwith Him, He'll qualify you.
  • 00:14:23.709 --> 00:14:24.810
  • with Him, He'll qualify you.He'll train you.
  • 00:14:24.810 --> 00:14:25.778
  • He'll train you.He'll teach you.
  • 00:14:25.778 --> 00:14:26.845
  • He'll teach you.He'll mentor you.
  • 00:14:26.845 --> 00:14:27.980
  • He'll mentor you.He'll raise you.
  • 00:14:27.980 --> 00:14:29.014
  • He'll raise you.And people won't give you
  • 00:14:29.014 --> 00:14:29.982
  • And people won't give youthe glory.
  • 00:14:29.982 --> 00:14:30.916
  • the glory.They'll give the one
  • 00:14:30.916 --> 00:14:32.751
  • They'll give the oneyou're carrying the glory
  • 00:14:32.751 --> 00:14:34.019
  • you're carrying the glorybecause you'll mess up,
  • 00:14:34.019 --> 00:14:35.621
  • because you'll mess up,but He'll never mess up.
  • 00:14:35.621 --> 00:14:36.789
  • but He'll never mess up.Give the Lord a mighty praise
  • 00:14:36.789 --> 00:14:38.791
  • Give the Lord a mighty praiseif you're thankful.
  • 00:14:38.791 --> 00:14:43.629
  • if you're thankful.Say, Lord, you can use me.
  • 00:14:43.629 --> 00:14:45.798
  • Say, Lord, you can use me.Hallelujah!
  • 00:14:45.798 --> 00:14:50.869
  • Hallelujah!Hallelujah!
  • 00:14:50.869 --> 00:14:51.570
  • Hallelujah!Here's something
  • 00:14:51.570 --> 00:14:53.639
  • Here's somethingthat's so important.
  • 00:14:53.639 --> 00:14:56.675
  • that's so important.This story teaches us that
  • 00:14:56.675 --> 00:15:00.746
  • This story teaches us thatyou have to carry,
  • 00:15:00.746 --> 00:15:04.450
  • you have to carry,you have to carry Jesus,
  • 00:15:04.450 --> 00:15:06.685
  • you have to carry Jesus,but Jesus will do
  • 00:15:06.685 --> 00:15:08.787
  • but Jesus will dothe heavy lifting.
  • 00:15:08.787 --> 00:15:12.224
  • the heavy lifting.What do you mean?
  • 00:15:12.224 --> 00:15:15.094
  • What do you mean?Isaiah 53:4, “Surely,”
  • 00:15:15.094 --> 00:15:17.062
  • Isaiah 53:4, “Surely,”listen to it.
  • 00:15:17.062 --> 00:15:21.266
  • listen to it.“Surely, He has bore our grief.
  • 00:15:21.266 --> 00:15:23.235
  • “Surely, He has bore our grief.He has carried our sorrow.”
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  • He has carried our sorrow.”You carry me.
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  • You carry me.I'll carry that stuff.
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  • I'll carry that stuff.“We esteemed Him stricken,
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  • “We esteemed Him stricken,afflicted of God,
  • 00:15:30.109 --> 00:15:31.343
  • afflicted of God,but He was wounded
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  • but He was woundedfor our transgressions.
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  • for our transgressions.He was bruised
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  • He was bruisedfor our inequities.
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  • for our inequities.The chastisement of our peace
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  • The chastisement of our peacewas upon Him and by His stripes
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  • was upon Him and by His stripeswe are healed.”
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  • we are healed.”And then it goes to say,
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  • And then it goes to say,“The Lord,” listen to it,
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  • “The Lord,” listen to it,“has laid on Him the inequity
  • 00:15:47.926 --> 00:15:50.295
  • “has laid on Him the inequityof us all.”
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  • of us all.”You carry Jesus.
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  • You carry Jesus.You carry the burden
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  • You carry the burdenof carrying Christ,
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  • of carrying Christ,the reproach of carrying
  • 00:15:56.068 --> 00:15:58.337
  • the reproach of carryingChrist, sometimes the rejection
  • 00:15:58.337 --> 00:15:59.805
  • Christ, sometimes the rejectionof carrying Christ,
  • 00:15:59.805 --> 00:16:04.243
  • of carrying Christ,but He lifts the heavy load.
  • 00:16:04.243 --> 00:16:06.011
  • but He lifts the heavy load.I hear young people say
  • 00:16:06.011 --> 00:16:08.247
  • I hear young people sayit's too hard to live for God.
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  • it's too hard to live for God.It's too hard to live for God.
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  • It's too hard to live for God.No, it's not.
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  • No, it's not.Not if you really live for Him.
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  • Not if you really live for Him.He said, “Come unto me all you
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  • He said, “Come unto me all youwho are weary and heavy laden,
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  • who are weary and heavy laden,and I'll carry the heavy stuff,
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  • and I'll carry the heavy stuff,and you carry me.
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  • and you carry me.For my yoke is easy,
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  • For my yoke is easy,and my burden is light.”
  • 00:16:27.699 --> 00:16:28.667
  • and my burden is light.”I don't know who I'm preaching
  • 00:16:28.667 --> 00:16:29.868
  • I don't know who I'm preachingto this morning,
  • 00:16:29.868 --> 00:16:30.903
  • to this morning,but you don't have to carry
  • 00:16:30.903 --> 00:16:32.071
  • but you don't have to carrythe heavy lift.
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  • the heavy lift.You don't have to make it
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  • You don't have to make iton your own.
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  • on your own.There is a Savior who says
  • 00:16:36.075 --> 00:16:37.443
  • There is a Savior who saysI'll help you.
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  • I'll help you.Grace will lighten your shame
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  • Grace will lighten your shameand your guilt.
  • 00:16:41.380 --> 00:16:43.782
  • and your guilt.Grace will lighten the load
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  • Grace will lighten the loadof past failure.
  • 00:16:45.350 --> 00:16:49.521
  • of past failure.Grace will pick you back up.
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  • Grace will pick you back up.Here's another big one.
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  • Here's another big one.This is number four.
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  • This is number four.Donkeys are built for endurance,
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  • Donkeys are built for endurance,not speed.
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  • not speed.Ecclesiastes 9:11,
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  • Ecclesiastes 9:11,“The race is not to the swift.”
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  • “The race is not to the swift.”Boy, are we gonna ever
  • 00:17:07.739 --> 00:17:10.809
  • Boy, are we gonna everlearn that?
  • 00:17:10.809 --> 00:17:12.010
  • learn that?How many ministries have
  • 00:17:12.010 --> 00:17:15.914
  • How many ministries havewe seen?
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  • we seen?One thing about this
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  • One thing about thislittle church.
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  • little church.I know we go through our ups
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  • I know we go through our upsand downs and our little deals,
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  • and downs and our little deals,but we're not some little
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  • but we're not some littlefly-by-night,
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  • fly-by-night,built on a hot-shop preacher
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  • built on a hot-shop preacheror something or another.
  • 00:17:32.097 --> 00:17:32.965
  • or something or another.We're gonna go back
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  • We're gonna go backto this Book every time.
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  • to this Book every time.We're gonna get on our knees.
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  • We're gonna get on our knees.We're gonna love one another
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  • We're gonna love one anotherand forgive one another.
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  • and forgive one another.We are not a
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  • We are not aflash-in-the-pan ministry.
  • 00:17:44.243 --> 00:17:48.046
  • flash-in-the-pan ministry.A mule is not a racehorse.
  • 00:17:48.046 --> 00:17:50.149
  • A mule is not a racehorse.“The race is not to the swift.
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  • “The race is not to the swift.The battle is not to the strong,
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  • The battle is not to the strong,but he,” listen,
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  • but he,” listen,“that endures to the end
  • 00:17:55.220 --> 00:17:58.924
  • “that endures to the endshall be saved.”
  • 00:17:58.924 --> 00:17:59.925
  • shall be saved.”And boy, you better get ahold
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  • And boy, you better get aholdof that ‘cause people are
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:02.661
  • of that ‘cause people arequitting the race.
  • 00:18:02.661 --> 00:18:04.963
  • quitting the race.People are giving up the race.
  • 00:18:04.963 --> 00:18:07.232
  • People are giving up the race.People are falling aside
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  • People are falling asidelike a plague, and many of you,
  • 00:18:10.002 --> 00:18:12.571
  • like a plague, and many of you,you're losing that joy,
  • 00:18:12.571 --> 00:18:15.140
  • you're losing that joy,that peace, that fire for God,
  • 00:18:15.140 --> 00:18:16.808
  • that peace, that fire for God,and you don't understand.
  • 00:18:16.808 --> 00:18:19.178
  • and you don't understand.It's not how good you started,
  • 00:18:19.178 --> 00:18:21.680
  • It's not how good you started,but I have made up my mind.
  • 00:18:21.680 --> 00:18:23.182
  • but I have made up my mind.I'm gonna make it
  • 00:18:23.182 --> 00:18:24.683
  • I'm gonna make itto the finish line.
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  • to the finish line.I don't care.
  • 00:18:25.951 --> 00:18:28.353
  • I don't care.I can't let nothing stop me.
  • 00:18:28.353 --> 00:18:29.922
  • I can't let nothing stop me.I've got to make it
  • 00:18:29.922 --> 00:18:32.658
  • I've got to make itto the finish line.
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  • to the finish line.This is about --
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  • This is about --this is an endurance race.
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  • this is an endurance race.How many of you would say,
  • 00:18:43.769 --> 00:18:47.940
  • How many of you would say,Pastor Franklin, I have truly
  • 00:18:47.940 --> 00:18:49.541
  • Pastor Franklin, I have trulybeen blessed by God,
  • 00:18:49.541 --> 00:18:51.877
  • been blessed by God,He's done amazing blessings
  • 00:18:51.877 --> 00:18:53.245
  • He's done amazing blessingsin my life?
  • 00:18:53.245 --> 00:18:54.146
  • in my life?I don't deserve
  • 00:18:54.146 --> 00:18:55.414
  • I don't deservethe house I have.
  • 00:18:55.414 --> 00:18:56.381
  • the house I have.I don't deserve
  • 00:18:56.381 --> 00:18:57.382
  • I don't deservethe car I have.
  • 00:18:57.382 --> 00:18:58.917
  • the car I have.I don't deserve the life I --
  • 00:18:58.917 --> 00:18:59.718
  • I don't deserve the life I --come on.
  • 00:18:59.718 --> 00:19:00.586
  • come on.Let me see your hand.
  • 00:19:00.586 --> 00:19:03.855
  • Let me see your hand.I don't even deserve it.
  • 00:19:03.855 --> 00:19:05.123
  • I don't even deserve it.Well, here's a big lesson
  • 00:19:05.123 --> 00:19:08.160
  • Well, here's a big lessonfrom this story.
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  • from this story.So important.
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  • So important.You carry the burden,
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  • You carry the burden,but don't ever forget Jesus
  • 00:19:17.836 --> 00:19:20.806
  • but don't ever forget Jesusgets the praise.
  • 00:19:20.806 --> 00:19:22.007
  • gets the praise.It would've been easy
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  • It would've been easyfor that donkey when he started
  • 00:19:25.477 --> 00:19:26.912
  • for that donkey when he startedentering into Jerusalem
  • 00:19:26.912 --> 00:19:28.180
  • entering into Jerusalemand all he was ever used
  • 00:19:28.180 --> 00:19:30.849
  • and all he was ever usedto was old, muddy trails.
  • 00:19:30.849 --> 00:19:32.017
  • to was old, muddy trails.Now, they're throwing
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  • Now, they're throwingexpensive coats down.
  • 00:19:33.252 --> 00:19:34.086
  • expensive coats down.Read the Bible.
  • 00:19:34.086 --> 00:19:35.020
  • Read the Bible.They're taking their coats
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  • They're taking their coatsoff and throwing it down,
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  • off and throwing it down,and now he's walking up
  • 00:19:38.223 --> 00:19:40.692
  • and now he's walking uppath of prosperity.
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  • path of prosperity.Woo!
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  • Woo!High stepping.
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  • High stepping.Everybody's screaming, “Hosanna!
  • 00:19:45.430 --> 00:19:46.298
  • Everybody's screaming, “Hosanna!Hosanna!”
  • 00:19:46.298 --> 00:19:47.666
  • Hosanna!”Voices of praise coming
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  • Voices of praise comingfrom everywhere.
  • 00:19:48.734 --> 00:19:50.936
  • from everywhere.“Wonderful Counselor.”
  • 00:19:50.936 --> 00:19:52.704
  • “Wonderful Counselor.”It could've been easy
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  • It could've been easyfor that donkey to actually
  • 00:19:55.841 --> 00:19:58.477
  • for that donkey to actuallythink, “They are really
  • 00:19:58.477 --> 00:20:05.817
  • think, “They are reallyimpressed with me!”
  • 00:20:05.817 --> 00:20:08.654
  • impressed with me!”You carry the burden,
  • 00:20:08.654 --> 00:20:11.256
  • You carry the burden,but He gets the glory.
  • 00:20:11.256 --> 00:20:13.525
  • but He gets the glory.He gets the praise.
  • 00:20:13.525 --> 00:20:15.494
  • He gets the praise.He gets the honor.
  • 00:20:15.494 --> 00:20:16.828
  • He gets the honor.And some of you better go back
  • 00:20:16.828 --> 00:20:18.964
  • And some of you better go backto giving Him the glory.
  • 00:20:18.964 --> 00:20:20.766
  • to giving Him the glory.It's not about you, donkey.
  • 00:20:20.766 --> 00:20:22.067
  • It's not about you, donkey.You need to give Him
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  • You need to give Himsome praise.
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  • some praise.Corrie ten Boom said,
  • 00:20:26.371 --> 00:20:28.040
  • Corrie ten Boom said,“I was just the donkey
  • 00:20:28.040 --> 00:20:29.274
  • “I was just the donkeythat carried Jesus
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  • that carried Jesusto the multitudes,”
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  • to the multitudes,”and if you will be that kind
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  • and if you will be that kindof person that will give Him
  • 00:20:33.845 --> 00:20:36.248
  • of person that will give Himthe praise for every victory,
  • 00:20:36.248 --> 00:20:38.383
  • the praise for every victory,for every success in your life,
  • 00:20:38.383 --> 00:20:44.623
  • for every success in your life,give Him the glory.
  • 00:20:44.623 --> 00:20:51.330
  • give Him the glory.I close with this.
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  • I close with this.Jesus can't use you,
  • 00:20:54.299 --> 00:20:56.868
  • Jesus can't use you,this story teaches us,
  • 00:20:56.868 --> 00:21:00.706
  • this story teaches us,until you get untied.
  • 00:21:00.706 --> 00:21:01.406
  • until you get untied.He said you're gonna find
  • 00:21:01.406 --> 00:21:02.507
  • He said you're gonna findthat colt, and it's gonna
  • 00:21:02.507 --> 00:21:07.145
  • that colt, and it's gonnabe tied to a post.
  • 00:21:07.145 --> 00:21:09.915
  • be tied to a post.And He said, “Loose it.
  • 00:21:09.915 --> 00:21:13.552
  • And He said, “Loose it.Untie it.”
  • 00:21:13.552 --> 00:21:14.853
  • Untie it.”When you're tied to something,
  • 00:21:14.853 --> 00:21:19.358
  • When you're tied to something,the scenery never changes.
  • 00:21:19.358 --> 00:21:20.158
  • the scenery never changes.When you're tied
  • 00:21:20.158 --> 00:21:21.093
  • When you're tiedto an addiction,
  • 00:21:21.093 --> 00:21:24.196
  • to an addiction,all you see is drug addiction.
  • 00:21:24.196 --> 00:21:26.598
  • all you see is drug addiction.Same old thing every day.
  • 00:21:26.598 --> 00:21:27.466
  • Same old thing every day.Tied to it,
  • 00:21:27.466 --> 00:21:30.135
  • Tied to it,and that's your whole world.
  • 00:21:30.135 --> 00:21:31.336
  • and that's your whole world.There's a whole world out there,
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  • There's a whole world out there,but when you're tied
  • 00:21:32.971 --> 00:21:34.072
  • but when you're tiedto guilt and shame,
  • 00:21:34.072 --> 00:21:36.842
  • to guilt and shame,that's all you see.
  • 00:21:36.842 --> 00:21:38.477
  • that's all you see.When you're tied to alcohol,
  • 00:21:38.477 --> 00:21:41.613
  • When you're tied to alcohol,that's all you see.
  • 00:21:41.613 --> 00:21:42.514
  • that's all you see.When you're tied
  • 00:21:42.514 --> 00:21:44.349
  • When you're tiedto an immoral life,
  • 00:21:44.349 --> 00:21:46.918
  • to an immoral life,that's all you see.
  • 00:21:46.918 --> 00:21:48.120
  • that's all you see.You can try to get away
  • 00:21:48.120 --> 00:21:49.054
  • You can try to get awayevery once and a while,
  • 00:21:49.054 --> 00:21:49.921
  • every once and a while,but you can't ‘cause
  • 00:21:49.921 --> 00:21:52.257
  • but you can't ‘causeyou're tied to it.
  • 00:21:52.257 --> 00:21:57.195
  • you're tied to it.But when Jesus unties you,
  • 00:21:57.195 --> 00:21:59.064
  • But when Jesus unties you,watch this, and He begins
  • 00:21:59.064 --> 00:22:04.536
  • watch this, and He beginsto get in you and ride on you,
  • 00:22:04.536 --> 00:22:05.837
  • to get in you and ride on you,He'll take you to places
  • 00:22:05.837 --> 00:22:08.373
  • He'll take you to placesyou've never been.
  • 00:22:08.373 --> 00:22:10.876
  • you've never been.You'll see a whole new world.
  • 00:22:10.876 --> 00:22:13.078
  • You'll see a whole new world.You'll see a whole new life.
  • 00:22:13.078 --> 00:22:14.012
  • You'll see a whole new life.You'll realize I was
  • 00:22:14.012 --> 00:22:15.881
  • You'll realize I wasthinking so small.
  • 00:22:15.881 --> 00:22:19.184
  • thinking so small.God really can use me.
  • 00:22:19.184 --> 00:22:21.153
  • God really can use me.And if you'll get loose
  • 00:22:21.153 --> 00:22:22.754
  • And if you'll get looseand let Him lead you,
  • 00:22:22.754 --> 00:22:26.024
  • and let Him lead you,Jesus says, “I'll change
  • 00:22:26.024 --> 00:22:30.762
  • Jesus says, “I'll changethe road you're walking on.
  • 00:22:30.762 --> 00:22:32.631
  • the road you're walking on.I'll never leave you.
  • 00:22:32.631 --> 00:22:34.466
  • I'll never leave you.I'll never forsake you.”
  • 00:22:34.466 --> 00:22:35.734
  • I'll never forsake you.”Lift your hands and worship Him
  • 00:22:35.734 --> 00:22:36.668
  • Lift your hands and worship Himall over this room.
  • 00:22:36.668 --> 00:22:37.903
  • all over this room.Come on.
  • 00:22:37.903 --> 00:22:39.004
  • Come on.Come on.
  • 00:22:39.004 --> 00:22:40.372
  • Come on.Now, go back to my title
  • 00:22:40.372 --> 00:22:43.108
  • Now, go back to my titleand say can Jesus use me.
  • 00:22:43.108 --> 00:22:44.376
  • and say can Jesus use me.Can Jesus use me?
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  • Can Jesus use me?Yes, He can use you if you
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  • Yes, He can use you if youwill let Him do what He did
  • 00:22:48.146 --> 00:22:50.649
  • will let Him do what He didfor that lowly animal.
  • 00:22:50.649 --> 00:22:51.650
  • - Thank you so much
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  • - Thank you so muchfor being with us today
  • 00:22:59.291 --> 00:23:00.292
  • for being with us todayon Kingdom Connection.
  • 00:23:00.292 --> 00:23:01.793
  • on Kingdom Connection.It's because of you
  • 00:23:01.793 --> 00:23:04.029
  • It's because of youwe're on television right now.
  • 00:23:04.029 --> 00:23:04.963
  • we're on television right now.Why don't you just repeat
  • 00:23:04.963 --> 00:23:05.964
  • Why don't you just repeatthis prayer after me.
  • 00:23:05.964 --> 00:23:07.399
  • this prayer after me."Lord, Jesus."
  • 00:23:07.399 --> 00:23:08.233
  • "Lord, Jesus."Just say those words.
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  • Just say those words."Lord, Jesus
  • 00:23:09.267 --> 00:23:11.236
  • "Lord, Jesuscome into my heart.
  • 00:23:11.236 --> 00:23:13.205
  • come into my heart.You died and shed your blood
  • 00:23:13.205 --> 00:23:14.272
  • You died and shed your bloodto forgive me,
  • 00:23:14.272 --> 00:23:15.974
  • to forgive me,and rose again
  • 00:23:15.974 --> 00:23:18.176
  • and rose againto live through me.
  • 00:23:18.176 --> 00:23:20.312
  • to live through me.I give You my life,
  • 00:23:20.312 --> 00:23:21.780
  • I give You my life,give me Your peace,
  • 00:23:21.780 --> 00:23:23.548
  • give me Your peace,give me Your help,
  • 00:23:23.548 --> 00:23:26.585
  • give me Your help,give me Your purpose
  • 00:23:26.585 --> 00:23:28.019
  • give me Your purposefor my life.
  • 00:23:28.019 --> 00:23:29.321
  • for my life.In Jesus' name.
  • 00:23:29.321 --> 00:23:32.190
  • In Jesus' name.I don't wanna be alone anymore.
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  • I don't wanna be alone anymore.Amen, and amen."
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  • Amen, and amen."I really want you to know
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  • I really want you to knowa miracle just happened.
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  • a miracle just happened.Our team has prepared
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  • Our team has prepareda special kit designed
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  • a special kit designedfor your new walk with the Lord.
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  • for your new walk with the Lord.We really want to help you.
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  • We really want to help you.And we pray that this
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  • And we pray that this21-day devotional
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  • 21-day devotionalwill bless you,
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  • will bless you,and guide you.
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  • and guide you.Whatever season of life
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  • Whatever season of lifethat you may be in,
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  • that you may be in,you'll sense the presence,
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  • you'll sense the presence,the peace,
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  • the peace,and the goodness of God.
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  • and the goodness of God.For decades I have set
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  • For decades I have setthe beginning of the year
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  • the beginning of the yearfor prayer and fasting.
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  • for prayer and fasting.For 21 days we will seek
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  • For 21 days we will seekthe face of the Lord.
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  • the face of the Lord.Our team has put together
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  • Our team has put togethersome unique resources
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  • some unique resourcesto help you plan and prepare
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  • to help you plan and prepareand to build your faith
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  • and to build your faithfor a successful fast.
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  • for a successful fast.You can do it.
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  • You can do it.And please know that your gift
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  • And please know that your giftof support to this ministry
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  • of support to this ministryhelps us keep preaching
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  • helps us keep preachingthe message of Jesus Christ
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  • the message of Jesus Christall around the world
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  • all around the worldin over 200 nations
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  • in over 200 nationsall over the world.
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  • all over the world.You keep it going,
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  • You keep it going,you make it happen
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  • you make it happenwhen you give.
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  • when you give.That's our primary reason
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  • That's our primary reasonfor being here.
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  • for being here.Is to preach
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  • Is to preachthe Gospel of Jesus Christ
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  • the Gospel of Jesus Christto 200 nations
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  • to 200 nationsthrough this broadcast
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  • through this broadcastand create
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  • and createinspirational resources
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  • inspirational resourcesto use and bless people's lives
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  • to use and bless people's livesand tell 'em more
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  • and tell 'em moreabout Jesus.
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  • about Jesus.Thank you.
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  • Thank you.Please help us end strong
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  • Please help us end strongthis year.
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  • this year.Give an unusual gift.
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  • Give an unusual gift.We need your support
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  • We need your supportto do what God
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  • to do what Godhas called us to do.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: Are you ready
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  • to transform your life?
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  • You'll receive the keys
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  • the countless rewards
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  • and blessings of fasting
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  • that open the door to a deeper,
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  • more intimate relationship
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  • with God.
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  • Everything you need
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  • to access the power
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  • of biblical fasting is found
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  • in the 2020 Fasting Kit.
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  • Including the types
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  • of fasts in the Bible,
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  • the secret to a successful fast,
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  • choosing the right fast for you;
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  • the connection between
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  • fasting and prayer,
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  • How to begin and end your fast,
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  • the essential components
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  • of a successful fast,
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  • what to expect physically,
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  • mentally and spiritually.
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  • With your generous gift
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  • you'll not only help us
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  • preach the gospel
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  • through the broadcast to over
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  • 200 nations globally,
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  • but help us go above
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  • and beyond to help
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  • We'll also include
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  • of commentary;
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  • including highlights
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  • from Jentezen Franklin's
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  • fasting teachings.
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  • Or, with your best gift of $50
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  • and get ready for God's power
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  • to break through in your life.
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  • Fasting is a tremendous weapon,
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  • and a source of power
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  • in the life
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  • of every believer.
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  • - Cherise and I
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  • wanna invite you to join us
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  • on our Holy Land Tour.
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  • It's an amazing trip,
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  • unlike anything
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  • you've ever experienced,
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  • and we'll be on the trip,
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  • we get on the busses,
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  • our family will be on there,
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  • and I promise you,
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  • it will change your life.
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  • You've been thinking about it,
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  • you've been praying about it,
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  • this is the year to go.
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  • God's gonna open your eyes
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  • to things you've never
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  • seen and experienced before
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  • 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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  • and financial support
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  • make these programs possible.
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  • For more information
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  • about this message
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