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How To Be Blessed More Than Ever Before

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January 3, 2021
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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How To Be Blessed More Than Ever Before

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  • Happy New Year,
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  • Happy New Year,and welcome
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  • and welcometo Kingdom Connection.
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  • to Kingdom Connection.I'm so thankful that you're
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  • I'm so thankful that you'rejoining us today.
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  • joining us today.And I know all of us could use
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  • And I know all of us could usemore of God's blessings
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  • more of God's blessingsin our lives than ever before.
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  • in our lives than ever before.And I believe the principles
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  • And I believe the principlesthat I'm going to share today
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  • that I'm going to share todayare crucial to guiding your
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  • are crucial to guiding yourlife into a victorious 2021.
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  • life into a victorious 2021.You're about to learn how God
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  • You're about to learn how Godwants you to be
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  • Matthew 6.
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  • Matthew 6.I wanna begin reading
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  • I wanna begin readingwith Verse 19, "Do not lay up
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  • with Verse 19, "Do not lay upfor yourselves treasures
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  • for yourselves treasureson Earth where the moth
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  • on Earth where the mothand rust destroy,
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  • and rust destroy,where thieves break in
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  • where thieves break inand steal.
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  • and steal.Lay up for yourselves treasures
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  • Lay up for yourselves treasuresin heaven where neither
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  • in heaven where neithermoth nor rust destroys
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  • moth nor rust destroysnor thieves break
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  • nor thieves breakin and steal."
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  • in and steal."Here's the big one in Verse 21,
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  • Here's the big one in Verse 21,"For where your treasure is
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  • "For where your treasure isthere your heart will be also."
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  • there your heart will be also."Isn't that powerful?
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  • Isn't that powerful?While we're in there,
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  • While we're in there,go to Verse 33, "But seek
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  • go to Verse 33, "But seekfirst the Kingdom of God
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  • first the Kingdom of Godand His righteousness
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  • and His righteousnessand things shall be added
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  • and things shall be addedto you."
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  • to you."Things shall be added to you.
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  • Things shall be added to you.How to be blessed
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  • How to be blessedmore than ever before.
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  • more than ever before.How to be more blessed
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  • How to be more blessedthan ever before.
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  • than ever before.I wanna talk to you
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  • I wanna talk to youabout this sermon that Jesus
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  • about this sermon that Jesuspreached on Mount of Olives,
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  • preached on Mount of Olives,the Sermon on the Mount
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  • the Sermon on the Mountis it's famously called.
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  • is it's famously called.It started in Chapter 5
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  • It started in Chapter 5and Chapter 6 is also
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  • and Chapter 6 is alsothe same sermon Jesus preached
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  • the same sermon Jesus preachedreally, and it goes into
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  • really, and it goes intothe next one partially.
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  • the next one partially.Jesus preached three chapters
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  • Jesus preached three chaptersin one sermon,
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  • in one sermon,so don't complain
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  • so don't complainabout my messages.
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  • about my messages.Amen.
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  • Amen.But I want you to see how
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  • But I want you to see howimportant it is in what you
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  • important it is in what youdo to be more blessed than ever,
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  • do to be more blessed than ever,even in the circumstances
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  • even in the circumstancesthat we're in.
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  • that we're in.What I'm gonna share with you
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  • What I'm gonna share with youtoday is the secret
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  • today is the secretto a more blessed life.
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  • to a more blessed life.Giving doesn't come
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  • Giving doesn't comenaturally to people.
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  • naturally to people.People have to be taught what
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  • People have to be taught whatthe Word of God says.
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  • the Word of God says."Forbes Magazine" recently
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  • "Forbes Magazine" recentlyhad an article by a theologian
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  • had an article by a theologianthat they put in their
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  • that they put in theirsecular magazine,
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  • secular magazine,"Money Magazine",
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  • "Money Magazine",and they said astonishingly
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  • and they said astonishinglythis scholar said that
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  • this scholar said thatthe second most often referred
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  • the second most often referredto topic in the Bible
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  • to topic in the Bibleis money and possessions.
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  • is money and possessions.Second only to forgiveness,
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  • Second only to forgiveness,repentance, love is money
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  • repentance, love is moneyand possessions.
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  • and possessions.2.350 verses are in the Bible
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  • 2.350 verses are in the Bibleon money.
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  • on money.Jesus said more about money
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  • Jesus said more about moneythan He did about heaven
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  • than He did about heavenor hell combined.
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  • or hell combined.Why?
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  • Why?Why?
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  • Why?Jesus used 11 out of 39 parables
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  • Jesus used 11 out of 39 parablesto teach about money
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  • to teach about moneyand stewardship.
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  • and stewardship.Why?
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  • Why?15% of Jesus's recorded words
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  • 15% of Jesus's recorded wordswere about money.
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  • were about money.It almost makes me mad
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  • It almost makes me madto hear that.
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  • to hear that.Money?
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  • Money?With all the things, money?
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  • With all the things, money?There must be more to it
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  • There must be more to itthan just money.
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  • than just money.There must be something
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  • There must be somethingabout money and of what
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  • about money and of whatwe do with it that is critical
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  • we do with it that is criticalto our relationship with God.
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  • to our relationship with God.The Bible said in the text
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  • The Bible said in the textthat I read that where a man's
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  • that I read that where a man'streasure there his heart
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  • treasure there his heartis going to be also.
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  • is going to be also.What does that mean?
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  • What does that mean?Your heart, according
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  • Your heart, accordingto Jeremiah, your heart
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  • to Jeremiah, your heartis deceitfully wicked.
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  • is deceitfully wicked.Your heart cannot be trusted.
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  • Your heart cannot be trusted.Your heart will deceive you,
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  • Your heart will deceive you,and it's not talking about
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  • and it's not talking aboutyour physical heart.
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  • your physical heart.It's the core of who you are.
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  • It's the core of who you are.Then there is this verse
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  • Then there is this versein Proverbs 4 that says,
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  • in Proverbs 4 that says,"Guard your heart.
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  • "Guard your heart.Protect you heart
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  • Protect you heartwith all diligence.
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  • with all diligence.For out of it flows all
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  • For out of it flows allthe issues of life."
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  • the issues of life."The issues of life
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  • The issues of lifeare the important factors,
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  • are the important factors,one translation said,
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  • one translation said,of decisions of life.
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  • of decisions of life.It comes out of where's
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  • It comes out of where'syour heart?
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  • your heart?How's your heart doing?
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  • How's your heart doing?The Bible says with your heart
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  • The Bible says with your heartwe believe unto God.
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  • we believe unto God.Well, what's that talking about?
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  • Well, what's that talking about?It's not talking
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  • It's not talkingabout our emotions.
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  • about our emotions.It's talking about our will.
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  • It's talking about our will.It's talking about the core
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  • It's talking about the coreof who we are.
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  • of who we are.The Bible talks about so many
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  • The Bible talks about so manythings concerning our heart
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  • things concerning our heartover and over and over,
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  • over and over and over,and it's talking about
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  • and it's talking aboutthe core of who we are
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  • the core of who we areand having a heart
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  • and having a heartthat is going after God.
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  • that is going after God.Here's what I want you
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  • Here's what I want youto understand.
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  • to understand.The reason that he said where
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  • The reason that he said wherea man's treasure is or his money
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  • a man's treasure is or his moneyis there his heart
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  • is there his heartwill be also
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  • will be alsois because your giving
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  • is because your givingdecides the focus of your heart.
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  • decides the focus of your heart.That wherever your resources go,
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  • That wherever your resources go,your heart even though
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  • your heart even thoughit's wicked,
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  • it's wicked,even though it can be corrupted,
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  • even though it can be corrupted,out of it you make all
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  • out of it you make allthe major issues and decisions
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  • the major issues and decisionsof life and one of the ways,
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  • of life and one of the ways,the only way that you can
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  • the only way that you canreally do anything about
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  • really do anything abouttrying to decide the focus
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  • trying to decide the focusof your heart is when you give.
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  • of your heart is when you give.The Bible said your treasure
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  • The Bible said your treasuremoves and automatically
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  • moves and automaticallyyour heart moves
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  • your heart movesin the direction
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  • in the directionof where your treasure is.
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  • of where your treasure is.It's really an amazing thing.
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  • It's really an amazing thing.The psalmist said search
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  • The psalmist said searchmy heart that in the area
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  • my heart that in the areaof giving when you put
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  • of giving when you putyour treasure,
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  • your treasure,where you put your treasure,
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  • where you put your treasure,your heart
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  • your heartautomatically follows.
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  • automatically follows.You take your treasure,
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  • You take your treasure,and you put it in
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  • and you put it inthe Kingdom of God,
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  • the Kingdom of God,and God said your heart goes
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  • and God said your heart goeswhere you put your resources.
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  • where you put your resources.When you understand that
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  • When you understand thatand you understand
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  • and you understandthat the focus of your heart,
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  • that the focus of your heart,that if my money goes over here,
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  • that if my money goes over here,my focus goes over here
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  • my focus goes over hereis what that's saying.
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  • is what that's saying.If my money goes over there,
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  • If my money goes over there,if my money goes to something
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  • if my money goes to somethingover here,
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  • over here,then that's where my heart goes,
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  • then that's where my heart goes,and he says if you want to have
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  • and he says if you want to havea heart that is focused
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  • a heart that is focusedon what is right,
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  • on what is right,then give into the
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  • then give into theKingdom of God,
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  • Kingdom of God,and your heart will begin
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  • and your heart will beginto focus on what can give you
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  • to focus on what can give youthe decisions you need for
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  • the decisions you need forthe issues of life
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  • the issues of lifeout of your heart.
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  • out of your heart.It's really something.
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  • It's really something.Secondly, number two,
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  • Secondly, number two,your giving not only decides
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  • your giving not only decidesyour focus, but your giving
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  • your focus, but your givingdecides who your master is.
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  • decides who your master is.The Bible said in the Scripture,
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  • The Bible said in the Scripture,Matthew 6 in Verse 24,
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  • Matthew 6 in Verse 24,"No man can serve two masters.
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  • "No man can serve two masters.For either he will hate the one
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  • For either he will hate the oneand love the other or else
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  • and love the other or elsehe will be loyal to the one
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  • he will be loyal to the oneand despise the other.
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  • and despise the other.You cannot serve,"
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  • You cannot serve,"listen to this now.
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  • listen to this now."You cannot serve God
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  • "You cannot serve Godand materialism."
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  • and materialism."Mammon is the spirit
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  • Mammon is the spiritof materialism that connects
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  • of materialism that connectsyou to other things
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  • you to other thingsand disconnects you from God
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  • and disconnects you from Godif you allow it
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  • if you allow itto be God in your life.
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  • to be God in your life.And he said when you give
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  • And he said when you givetwo things, your heart follows
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  • two things, your heart followsyour treasure so your
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  • your treasure so yourfocus goes there.
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  • focus goes there.Number two, when you give you
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  • Number two, when you give youdecide who will be your master.
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  • decide who will be your master.You cannot serve Mammon,
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  • You cannot serve Mammon,money and God.
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  • money and God.Why didn't he say you
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  • Why didn't he say youcannot serve Satan and God?
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  • cannot serve Satan and God?Because he knows that's an easy
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  • Because he knows that's an easychoice for you.
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  • choice for you.But here's the point.
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  • But here's the point.Money and possessions
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  • Money and possessionshave the greatest potential
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  • have the greatest potentialto replace the Lordship
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  • to replace the Lordshipof Jesus Christ in our life
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  • of Jesus Christ in our lifemore than anything else,
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  • more than anything else,and that's why Jesus said you
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  • and that's why Jesus said youhave to choose between money
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  • have to choose between moneyand possessions controlling
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  • and possessions controllingyour life or Jesus
  • 00:09:04.957 --> 00:09:06.392
  • your life or Jesuscontrolling your life,
  • 00:09:06.392 --> 00:09:08.728
  • controlling your life,and the way that he says you
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  • and the way that he says youdo that is you give
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  • do that is you giveto the Kingdom of God,
  • 00:09:14.066 --> 00:09:16.302
  • to the Kingdom of God,and you break the grip of greed
  • 00:09:16.302 --> 00:09:18.437
  • and you break the grip of greedoff of your heart.
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  • off of your heart.It's really something.
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  • It's really something.It's so easy to get off track
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  • It's so easy to get off trackwith possessions.
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  • with possessions.I wanna teach you now
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  • I wanna teach you nowsome quick things.
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  • some quick things.Luke 19, the famous story
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  • Luke 19, the famous storyof Zacchaeus, the man who
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  • of Zacchaeus, the man whowas small in stature.
  • 00:09:34.720 --> 00:09:35.955
  • was small in stature.He gets in a tree.
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  • He gets in a tree.He couldn't see over the crowd.
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  • He couldn't see over the crowd.He wanted to see Jesus.
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  • He wanted to see Jesus.The Bible said that he was
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  • The Bible said that he wasa tax collector and that
  • 00:09:44.263 --> 00:09:47.066
  • a tax collector and thathe took more money than
  • 00:09:47.066 --> 00:09:48.868
  • he took more money thanhe was supposed to,
  • 00:09:48.868 --> 00:09:49.969
  • he was supposed to,and he robbed people
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  • and he robbed peopleall the time
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  • all the timeand kept it for himself,
  • 00:09:53.539 --> 00:09:55.274
  • and kept it for himself,and the Scripture said
  • 00:09:55.274 --> 00:09:57.677
  • and the Scripture saidthat Jesus gauged his spiritual
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  • that Jesus gauged his spiritualcondition by his willingness
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  • condition by his willingnessto part with his money
  • 00:10:04.016 --> 00:10:06.485
  • to part with his moneybecause when he saw Jesus
  • 00:10:06.485 --> 00:10:09.155
  • because when he saw Jesusand heard Jesus his heart
  • 00:10:09.155 --> 00:10:11.824
  • and heard Jesus his heartwas so moved that he said,
  • 00:10:11.824 --> 00:10:14.126
  • was so moved that he said,"I will return
  • 00:10:14.126 --> 00:10:16.562
  • "I will returnwhat I have stolen,"
  • 00:10:16.562 --> 00:10:17.897
  • what I have stolen,"this is in Luke 19,
  • 00:10:17.897 --> 00:10:20.533
  • this is in Luke 19,"and I will give back threefold
  • 00:10:20.533 --> 00:10:22.535
  • "and I will give back threefoldto everybody I stole it from,"
  • 00:10:22.535 --> 00:10:24.937
  • to everybody I stole it from,"and Jesus said,
  • 00:10:24.937 --> 00:10:27.106
  • and Jesus said,"This day salvation
  • 00:10:27.106 --> 00:10:29.809
  • "This day salvationhas come to his house."
  • 00:10:29.809 --> 00:10:33.045
  • has come to his house."His willingness to walk away
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  • His willingness to walk awayfrom what God required of him
  • 00:10:35.948 --> 00:10:38.617
  • from what God required of himshowed the spiritual condition
  • 00:10:38.617 --> 00:10:41.087
  • showed the spiritual conditionof his heart.
  • 00:10:41.087 --> 00:10:44.790
  • of his heart.Now watch this, in Matthew 19,
  • 00:10:44.790 --> 00:10:46.092
  • Now watch this, in Matthew 19,Jesus engages
  • 00:10:46.092 --> 00:10:49.295
  • Jesus engagesthe rich young ruler.
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  • the rich young ruler.He's rich.
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  • He's rich.He's young.
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  • He's young.He's got it all going on.
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  • He's got it all going on.He's young.
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  • He's young.He's rich.
  • 00:10:59.538 --> 00:11:00.439
  • He's rich.He's a ruler.
  • 00:11:00.439 --> 00:11:01.974
  • He's a ruler.That means he's popular.
  • 00:11:01.974 --> 00:11:03.476
  • That means he's popular.He's powerful.
  • 00:11:03.476 --> 00:11:06.612
  • He's powerful.He's got it all, and Jesus
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  • He's got it all, and Jesusencounters him or he bumps into
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  • encounters him or he bumps intoJesus and Jesus messes him up,
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  • Jesus and Jesus messes him up,and he says, "What must I do
  • 00:11:13.018 --> 00:11:14.620
  • and he says, "What must I doto inherit life,"
  • 00:11:14.620 --> 00:11:16.088
  • to inherit life,"and He knew that he
  • 00:11:16.088 --> 00:11:17.423
  • and He knew that hewas to attached to Mammon.
  • 00:11:17.423 --> 00:11:18.724
  • was to attached to Mammon.Jesus is not against you having
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  • Jesus is not against you havingthings and being blessed,
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  • things and being blessed,but when they become your god
  • 00:11:23.662 --> 00:11:25.464
  • but when they become your godand they become so big
  • 00:11:25.464 --> 00:11:26.999
  • and they become so bigthat it's yours,
  • 00:11:26.999 --> 00:11:29.769
  • that it's yours,and you don't become a giver
  • 00:11:29.769 --> 00:11:30.970
  • and you don't become a giverto the Kingdom,
  • 00:11:30.970 --> 00:11:33.606
  • to the Kingdom,something is off.
  • 00:11:33.606 --> 00:11:35.241
  • something is off.It reveals your spiritual
  • 00:11:35.241 --> 00:11:40.679
  • It reveals your spiritualcondition, and Jesus engages
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  • condition, and Jesus engagesthis man and says,
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  • this man and says,"Sell what you have and give it
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  • "Sell what you have and give itto the poor and follow me."
  • 00:11:48.554 --> 00:11:49.388
  • to the poor and follow me."He would've become one
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  • He would've become oneof the disciples.
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  • of the disciples."Follow me," and the rich,
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  • "Follow me," and the rich,young ruler walked away
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  • young ruler walked awaysorrowfully, and Jesus teaches
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  • sorrowfully, and Jesus teachesus by his unwillingness
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  • us by his unwillingnessto part with his money
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:02.334
  • to part with his moneyhis spiritual condition
  • 00:12:02.334 --> 00:12:04.170
  • his spiritual conditionwas not right.
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  • was not right.There is an undeniable
  • 00:12:05.638 --> 00:12:08.574
  • There is an undeniableconnection between money,
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  • connection between money,resources and our
  • 00:12:09.942 --> 00:12:13.846
  • resources and ourspiritual condition.
  • 00:12:13.846 --> 00:12:15.614
  • spiritual condition.I'm telling you how to be more
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  • I'm telling you how to be moreblessed is to be a giver.
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  • blessed is to be a giver.In Mark 12, Jesus taught
  • 00:12:23.122 --> 00:12:25.457
  • In Mark 12, Jesus taughtthis in the Bible.
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  • this in the Bible.There was a widow woman.
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  • There was a widow woman.This actually happened,
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  • This actually happened,and Jesus stood and watched
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  • and Jesus stood and watchedas the people brought
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  • as the people broughttheir offering,
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  • their offering,and the Bible said there was
  • 00:12:33.866 --> 00:12:35.568
  • and the Bible said there wasa widow who came and gave
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  • a widow who came and gaveher last bit of money,
  • 00:12:37.803 --> 00:12:39.138
  • her last bit of money,her last might.
  • 00:12:39.138 --> 00:12:43.375
  • her last might.This is in Mark 12:43-44,
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  • This is in Mark 12:43-44,and Jesus said,
  • 00:12:44.276 --> 00:12:47.046
  • and Jesus said,"Did you see what she did?"
  • 00:12:47.046 --> 00:12:48.247
  • "Did you see what she did?"Jesus said, "They all gave out
  • 00:12:48.247 --> 00:12:49.315
  • Jesus said, "They all gave outof their abundance."
  • 00:12:49.315 --> 00:12:50.683
  • of their abundance."In other words, they had a lot
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  • In other words, they had a lotleft over, but she gave her last
  • 00:12:54.787 --> 00:12:57.990
  • left over, but she gave her lastall that she had to me."
  • 00:12:57.990 --> 00:13:00.025
  • all that she had to me."And do you know what Jesus did?
  • 00:13:00.025 --> 00:13:01.493
  • And do you know what Jesus did?He didn't say, "Now quick,
  • 00:13:01.493 --> 00:13:03.028
  • He didn't say, "Now quick,disciples, run her some money
  • 00:13:03.028 --> 00:13:04.630
  • disciples, run her some moneyout into the parking lot
  • 00:13:04.630 --> 00:13:06.332
  • out into the parking lotand make sure she leaves
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  • and make sure she leavesall loaded down with blessing."
  • 00:13:08.667 --> 00:13:10.803
  • all loaded down with blessing."He let her leave like she came.
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  • He let her leave like she came.Why?
  • 00:13:11.737 --> 00:13:13.339
  • Why?Why?
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  • Why?Why would Jesus do that
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  • Why would Jesus do thatto an old widow woman who was
  • 00:13:16.675 --> 00:13:19.778
  • to an old widow woman who wasdown to her last dime?
  • 00:13:19.778 --> 00:13:22.615
  • down to her last dime?Because He knew what giving
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  • Because He knew what givingdoes when people obey and give.
  • 00:13:26.952 --> 00:13:29.588
  • does when people obey and give.He knew because she just passed
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  • He knew because she just passedthe test, and I saw it
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  • the test, and I saw itwith my own eyes 'cause God
  • 00:13:32.925 --> 00:13:34.927
  • with my own eyes 'cause Godsees what we do,
  • 00:13:34.927 --> 00:13:38.330
  • sees what we do,and He knew she just made me her
  • 00:13:38.330 --> 00:13:41.066
  • and He knew she just made me hersource and not anything else,
  • 00:13:41.066 --> 00:13:42.868
  • source and not anything else,and the birds are fed
  • 00:13:42.868 --> 00:13:44.637
  • and the birds are fedand the robins,
  • 00:13:44.637 --> 00:13:46.372
  • and the robins,they get full of food,
  • 00:13:46.372 --> 00:13:47.873
  • they get full of food,and I'm gonna take care
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  • and I'm gonna take careof that woman for the rest
  • 00:13:49.842 --> 00:13:52.077
  • of that woman for the restof her life because she
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  • of her life because sheunderstands the power
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  • understands the powerof sacrificial giving.
  • 00:13:57.783 --> 00:14:01.287
  • of sacrificial giving.In Luke 12, we encounter
  • 00:14:01.287 --> 00:14:02.588
  • In Luke 12, we encountera super successful
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  • a super successfulbusiness person.
  • 00:14:05.357 --> 00:14:07.259
  • business person.He has real estate holdings
  • 00:14:07.259 --> 00:14:08.460
  • He has real estate holdingsthat are remarkable.
  • 00:14:08.460 --> 00:14:10.262
  • that are remarkable.This is right in the Bible.
  • 00:14:10.262 --> 00:14:11.297
  • This is right in the Bible.He's building bigger
  • 00:14:11.297 --> 00:14:13.465
  • He's building biggerand bigger barns,
  • 00:14:13.465 --> 00:14:14.900
  • and bigger barns,bigger and bigger
  • 00:14:14.900 --> 00:14:16.135
  • bigger and biggermanufacturing plants,
  • 00:14:16.135 --> 00:14:17.903
  • manufacturing plants,more and more real estate.
  • 00:14:17.903 --> 00:14:19.905
  • more and more real estate.Empire is getting bigger
  • 00:14:19.905 --> 00:14:21.840
  • Empire is getting biggerand bigger and bigger,
  • 00:14:21.840 --> 00:14:23.709
  • and bigger and bigger,but he is not connected
  • 00:14:23.709 --> 00:14:25.744
  • but he is not connectedto the Kingdom of God
  • 00:14:25.744 --> 00:14:27.279
  • to the Kingdom of Godand while he's bragging
  • 00:14:27.279 --> 00:14:28.814
  • and while he's braggingand saying I'm gonna build
  • 00:14:28.814 --> 00:14:30.516
  • and saying I'm gonna buildsomething else
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  • something elseand something else,
  • 00:14:31.550 --> 00:14:34.586
  • and something else,and I'm gonna just look at all
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  • and I'm gonna just look at allmy stuff, then there's
  • 00:14:36.889 --> 00:14:38.891
  • my stuff, then there'sMatthew 12 in Verse 20,
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  • Matthew 12 in Verse 20,"But God said,"
  • 00:14:40.693 --> 00:14:42.461
  • "But God said,"everybody say God said.
  • 00:14:42.461 --> 00:14:46.332
  • everybody say God said."God said to him, 'You fool.
  • 00:14:46.332 --> 00:14:48.100
  • "God said to him, 'You fool.This night your soul will
  • 00:14:48.100 --> 00:14:49.401
  • This night your soul willbe required of you,
  • 00:14:49.401 --> 00:14:51.003
  • be required of you,and this what messed me up.
  • 00:14:51.003 --> 00:14:55.174
  • and this what messed me up.Then who shall all these things
  • 00:14:55.174 --> 00:14:58.877
  • Then who shall all these thingsbe that you have provided."
  • 00:14:58.877 --> 00:15:00.646
  • be that you have provided."You're gonna die.
  • 00:15:00.646 --> 00:15:02.281
  • You're gonna die.You don't own nothing.
  • 00:15:02.281 --> 00:15:04.316
  • You don't own nothing.That house that you have
  • 00:15:04.316 --> 00:15:06.652
  • That house that you haveand you say it's yours,
  • 00:15:06.652 --> 00:15:09.288
  • and you say it's yours,you paid it off maybe,
  • 00:15:09.288 --> 00:15:11.523
  • you paid it off maybe,and that makes you really say
  • 00:15:11.523 --> 00:15:13.158
  • and that makes you really sayit's yours, and you don't owe
  • 00:15:13.158 --> 00:15:14.526
  • it's yours, and you don't oweanything on it.
  • 00:15:14.526 --> 00:15:15.861
  • anything on it.It's still not yours.
  • 00:15:15.861 --> 00:15:17.129
  • It's still not yours.You're just the steward
  • 00:15:17.129 --> 00:15:18.430
  • You're just the stewardand when you die,
  • 00:15:18.430 --> 00:15:19.598
  • and when you die,somebody's gonna get all
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  • somebody's gonna get allthese things, everything,
  • 00:15:21.800 --> 00:15:24.570
  • these things, everything,the furniture, everything,
  • 00:15:24.570 --> 00:15:26.672
  • the furniture, everything,everything in the house.
  • 00:15:26.672 --> 00:15:28.107
  • everything in the house.All your stuff.
  • 00:15:28.107 --> 00:15:29.942
  • All your stuff.It's gone when you die.
  • 00:15:29.942 --> 00:15:30.943
  • It's gone when you die.You don't take any
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  • You don't take anyof it with you.
  • 00:15:33.112 --> 00:15:35.514
  • of it with you.When Jesus said that it's harder
  • 00:15:35.514 --> 00:15:37.783
  • When Jesus said that it's harderfor a rich man to get into
  • 00:15:37.783 --> 00:15:40.386
  • for a rich man to get intoheaven than it is for a camel
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  • heaven than it is for a camelto go through the eye
  • 00:15:41.420 --> 00:15:42.755
  • to go through the eyeof a needle,
  • 00:15:42.755 --> 00:15:43.522
  • of a needle,y'all know what the eye
  • 00:15:43.522 --> 00:15:44.323
  • y'all know what the eyeof a needle is?
  • 00:15:44.323 --> 00:15:45.124
  • of a needle is?That's what you thread
  • 00:15:45.124 --> 00:15:45.858
  • That's what you threadthe needle.
  • 00:15:45.858 --> 00:15:48.761
  • the needle.Well, he wasn't saying that
  • 00:15:48.761 --> 00:15:50.496
  • Well, he wasn't saying thatif you're rich and blessed
  • 00:15:50.496 --> 00:15:51.897
  • if you're rich and blessedyou can't get into heaven.
  • 00:15:51.897 --> 00:15:54.433
  • you can't get into heaven.Here's what He was saying.
  • 00:15:54.433 --> 00:15:57.002
  • Here's what He was saying.You can't drive your Porsche
  • 00:15:57.002 --> 00:15:58.137
  • You can't drive your Porscheinto a rotating door
  • 00:15:58.137 --> 00:16:00.773
  • into a rotating doorin a hotel.
  • 00:16:00.773 --> 00:16:02.174
  • in a hotel.You have to get out of all
  • 00:16:02.174 --> 00:16:03.342
  • You have to get out of allthat stuff and if you're gonna
  • 00:16:03.342 --> 00:16:04.877
  • that stuff and if you're gonnaget through that door,
  • 00:16:04.877 --> 00:16:05.744
  • get through that door,you have to just kind of walk
  • 00:16:05.744 --> 00:16:07.679
  • you have to just kind of walkin like you are.
  • 00:16:07.679 --> 00:16:08.981
  • in like you are.And what He's saying is you
  • 00:16:08.981 --> 00:16:11.183
  • And what He's saying is youmay have all this stuff.
  • 00:16:11.183 --> 00:16:12.985
  • may have all this stuff.None of it's gonna follow you
  • 00:16:12.985 --> 00:16:14.987
  • None of it's gonna follow youthrough the gate of heaven.
  • 00:16:14.987 --> 00:16:17.689
  • through the gate of heaven.You're gonna have to go --
  • 00:16:17.689 --> 00:16:19.291
  • You're gonna have to go --and then He ends.
  • 00:16:19.291 --> 00:16:20.426
  • and then He ends.He ends His statement
  • 00:16:20.426 --> 00:16:22.728
  • He ends His statementin Verse 21 of Luke 12.
  • 00:16:22.728 --> 00:16:26.331
  • in Verse 21 of Luke 12.He said, He said, "So is he that
  • 00:16:26.331 --> 00:16:30.102
  • He said, He said, "So is he thatlays up treasure for himself
  • 00:16:30.102 --> 00:16:36.208
  • lays up treasure for himselfand is not rich toward God.
  • 00:16:36.208 --> 00:16:37.276
  • and is not rich toward God.Woo!
  • 00:16:37.276 --> 00:16:39.711
  • Woo!I tell you, when you give,
  • 00:16:39.711 --> 00:16:40.913
  • I tell you, when you give,the Bible said you become
  • 00:16:40.913 --> 00:16:43.415
  • the Bible said you becomerich toward God,
  • 00:16:43.415 --> 00:16:45.084
  • rich toward God,and that's how you become more
  • 00:16:45.084 --> 00:16:50.722
  • and that's how you become moreblessed 'cause God owns it all,
  • 00:16:50.722 --> 00:16:51.590
  • blessed 'cause God owns it all,and you can become
  • 00:16:51.590 --> 00:16:55.127
  • and you can becomerich towards God.
  • 00:16:55.127 --> 00:16:56.962
  • rich towards God.Your giving affects eternity.
  • 00:16:56.962 --> 00:16:57.796
  • Your giving affects eternity.It affects you.
  • 00:16:57.796 --> 00:17:01.300
  • It affects you.It affects others for eternity.
  • 00:17:01.300 --> 00:17:03.836
  • It affects others for eternity.Matthew 6:26, "For what will
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  • Matthew 6:26, "For what willit profit a man if he should
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  • it profit a man if he shouldgain the whole world
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  • gain the whole worldand lose his own soul
  • 00:17:08.073 --> 00:17:09.475
  • and lose his own soulor what shall a man give
  • 00:17:09.475 --> 00:17:12.978
  • or what shall a man givein exchange for his soul?"
  • 00:17:12.978 --> 00:17:15.681
  • in exchange for his soul?"Your treasure, your time,
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  • Your treasure, your time,your talent.
  • 00:17:16.815 --> 00:17:18.917
  • your talent.It belongs to God.
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  • It belongs to God.Talk is cheap.
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  • Talk is cheap.Talk is cheap.
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  • Talk is cheap.Giving costs something.
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  • Giving costs something.Giving costs something.
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  • Giving costs something.Tithing is the top
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  • Tithing is the toppriority of every
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  • priority of everyChristian if they want
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  • Christian if they wanttheir finances blessed.
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  • their finances blessed.I wanna hear you all the way
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  • I wanna hear you all the wayin Spartanburg.
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  • in Spartanburg.I wanna hear you all the way.
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  • I wanna hear you all the way.Does anybody believe that?
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  • Does anybody believe that?I know you believe that.
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  • I know you believe that.I know you believe that.
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  • I know you believe that.I mean, it's the number one
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  • I mean, it's the number onepriority if you want your
  • 00:17:48.547 --> 00:17:50.415
  • priority if you want yourfinances blessed is to become
  • 00:17:50.415 --> 00:17:51.316
  • finances blessed is to becomea tither.
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  • a tither.You're never too young
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  • You're never too youngto start tithing.
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  • to start tithing.What is a tithe, this 10%?
  • 00:17:57.055 --> 00:17:59.358
  • What is a tithe, this 10%?10% of your income
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  • 10% of your incomeand your increase.
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  • and your increase.That's what the Bible teaches.
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  • That's what the Bible teaches.Well, what do you mean?
  • 00:18:06.131 --> 00:18:10.169
  • Well, what do you mean?Do I tithe on my gross income
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  • Do I tithe on my gross incomeor my net income?
  • 00:18:12.571 --> 00:18:13.472
  • or my net income?That's a good question.
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  • That's a good question.It's a fair question.
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  • It's a fair question.Proverbs 3:9, "Honor the Lord
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  • Proverbs 3:9, "Honor the Lordwith your substance and with
  • 00:18:19.645 --> 00:18:20.779
  • with your substance and withthe first fruits
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  • the first fruitsof all Thine increase."
  • 00:18:23.448 --> 00:18:25.050
  • of all Thine increase."All thine increase.
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  • All thine increase.It's increase.
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  • It's increase.It's increase.
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  • It's increase.If it's increase, tithe on it.
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  • If it's increase, tithe on it.If it's increase tithe on it.
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  • If it's increase tithe on it.You tithe what is your income
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  • You tithe what is your incomeand then any increase.
  • 00:18:38.630 --> 00:18:39.831
  • and then any increase.If somebody dies and leaves you
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  • If somebody dies and leaves youan inheritance,
  • 00:18:40.899 --> 00:18:42.901
  • an inheritance,you tithe on that.
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  • you tithe on that.Well, I wanna say for you
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  • Well, I wanna say for youI tithe on that.
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  • I tithe on that.If somebody gives me a big gift,
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  • If somebody gives me a big gift,I tithe on that.
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  • I tithe on that.If I win the lottery.
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  • If I win the lottery.No, if you win the lottery,
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  • No, if you win the lottery,you better tithe on that.
  • 00:18:57.316 --> 00:18:58.450
  • you better tithe on that.If you get a multi-million
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  • If you get a multi-milliondollar contract,
  • 00:18:59.651 --> 00:19:03.055
  • dollar contract,you better tithe on that.
  • 00:19:03.055 --> 00:19:05.490
  • you better tithe on that.You tithe on the income
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  • You tithe on the incomeand the increase, and God opens
  • 00:19:07.559 --> 00:19:09.094
  • and the increase, and God opensthe windows of heaven
  • 00:19:09.094 --> 00:19:10.495
  • the windows of heavenand pours you out a blessing.
  • 00:19:10.495 --> 00:19:11.530
  • and pours you out a blessing.I love this part.
  • 00:19:11.530 --> 00:19:13.065
  • I love this part.He rebukes the devourer
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  • He rebukes the devourerfor your sake.
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  • for your sake.The devourer is always coming,
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  • The devourer is always coming,but there is a force
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  • but there is a forcethat happens when you tithe
  • 00:19:19.438 --> 00:19:23.041
  • that happens when you titheand you give.
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  • and you give.I hear people say I can't
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  • I hear people say I can'tafford to give.
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  • afford to give.Try giving before you say that.
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  • Try giving before you say that.Millions of people
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  • Millions of peopleare not wrong.
  • 00:19:33.518 --> 00:19:34.987
  • are not wrong.I'm getting happy now.
  • 00:19:34.987 --> 00:19:36.521
  • I'm getting happy now.I'm telling you, I was
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  • I'm telling you, I wasbroker than the Ten Commandments
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  • broker than the Ten Commandmentswhen God got ahold of me,
  • 00:19:39.891 --> 00:19:41.660
  • when God got ahold of me,but I started tithing
  • 00:19:41.660 --> 00:19:43.095
  • but I started tithingand giving, and He keeps
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  • and giving, and He keepson blessing me and blessing me,
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  • on blessing me and blessing me,and I know there's hundreds
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  • and I know there's hundredsand thousands of you.
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  • and thousands of you.It's your testimony,
  • 00:19:50.836 --> 00:19:52.004
  • It's your testimony,and it's been the hardest year
  • 00:19:52.004 --> 00:19:53.805
  • and it's been the hardest yearof your life, but look,
  • 00:19:53.805 --> 00:19:55.440
  • of your life, but look,you're still here.
  • 00:19:55.440 --> 00:19:57.075
  • you're still here.You're still okay.
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  • You're still okay.God is gonna take care of you,
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  • Giving is one of the greatest
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  • Giving is one of the greatestadventures a Christian can have.
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  • adventures a Christian can have.God said in Malachi 3,
  • 00:20:13.458 --> 00:20:14.826
  • God said in Malachi 3,"Prove me in this."
  • 00:20:14.826 --> 00:20:16.194
  • "Prove me in this."Everywhere else He says
  • 00:20:16.194 --> 00:20:17.029
  • Everywhere else He saysI'm watching you,
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  • I'm watching you,and I'm checking you out,
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  • and I'm checking you out,and I'm gonna prove your heart,
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  • and I'm gonna prove your heart,and I'm gonna see.
  • 00:20:19.665 --> 00:20:20.332
  • and I'm gonna see.I'm gonna let you go
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  • I'm gonna let you gothrough this trial.
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  • through this trial.I'm gonna see.
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  • I'm gonna see.But He says this,
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  • But He says this,"On this you prove me."
  • 00:20:24.403 --> 00:20:26.338
  • "On this you prove me."One translation said,
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  • One translation said,"I dare you."
  • 00:20:28.473 --> 00:20:32.844
  • "I dare you."Start tithing.
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  • Start tithing.In other words, God's saying
  • 00:20:34.479 --> 00:20:36.948
  • In other words, God's sayinglet's have a giving contest.
  • 00:20:36.948 --> 00:20:38.784
  • let's have a giving contest.I dare you.
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  • I dare you.You give to me,
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  • You give to me,and I'll give back to you,
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  • and I'll give back to you,and let's see who
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  • Anybody believe the Bible?
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  • Anybody believe the Bible?The Bible is not wrong.
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  • The Bible is not wrong.So, let me give you
  • 00:20:56.034 --> 00:20:57.669
  • So, let me give youthis real quick.
  • 00:20:57.669 --> 00:21:00.772
  • this real quick.Give systematically.
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  • Give systematically.Don't give every once
  • 00:21:01.606 --> 00:21:03.008
  • Don't give every oncein a while, here, there, skip,
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  • in a while, here, there, skip,miss, hit, boom, bam.
  • 00:21:05.277 --> 00:21:06.044
  • miss, hit, boom, bam.Sometimes people
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  • Sometimes peopledo something flashy.
  • 00:21:07.012 --> 00:21:07.713
  • do something flashy.You know.
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  • You know.Wow!
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  • Wow!They gave.
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  • They gave.The gave -- wow!
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  • The gave -- wow!But if you measure that up to
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  • But if you measure that up tothe person who is tithing
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  • the person who is tithingsystematically every week
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  • systematically every weekor every month or every how
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  • or every month or every howthey got it two weeks,
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  • they got it two weeks,ever how they got it set up,
  • 00:21:19.725 --> 00:21:21.226
  • ever how they got it set up,they don't even come close,
  • 00:21:21.226 --> 00:21:21.960
  • they don't even come close,but they do something
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  • but they do somethingto be flashy,
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  • to be flashy,but give systematically.
  • 00:21:26.565 --> 00:21:29.101
  • but give systematically.Give sacrificiously.
  • 00:21:29.101 --> 00:21:30.435
  • Give sacrificiously.It's fun to give
  • 00:21:30.435 --> 00:21:32.838
  • It's fun to giveat the end of the year
  • 00:21:32.838 --> 00:21:33.872
  • at the end of the yearand get your statement from
  • 00:21:33.872 --> 00:21:36.908
  • and get your statement fromthe church so that you can
  • 00:21:36.908 --> 00:21:40.278
  • the church so that you cantake it off your taxes
  • 00:21:40.278 --> 00:21:42.314
  • take it off your taxesand say, "Wow!
  • 00:21:42.314 --> 00:21:45.117
  • and say, "Wow!We gave that much!
  • 00:21:45.117 --> 00:21:47.619
  • We gave that much!Praise the Lord.
  • 00:21:47.619 --> 00:21:49.020
  • Praise the Lord.My God, I remember when we,
  • 00:21:49.020 --> 00:21:52.090
  • My God, I remember when we,we couldn't even, we couldn't
  • 00:21:52.090 --> 00:21:53.658
  • we couldn't even, we couldn'thave given even
  • 00:21:53.658 --> 00:21:56.261
  • have given evena portion of that.
  • 00:21:56.261 --> 00:21:58.864
  • a portion of that.Look at how much we gave
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  • Look at how much we gaveto the glory of God!"
  • 00:22:01.333 --> 00:22:04.002
  • to the glory of God!"God is my source.
  • 00:22:04.002 --> 00:22:10.442
  • God is my source.God has always been my source.
  • 00:22:10.442 --> 00:22:11.943
  • God has always been my source.And I've been young,
  • 00:22:11.943 --> 00:22:14.413
  • And I've been young,and now I'm old,
  • 00:22:14.413 --> 00:22:18.917
  • and now I'm old,but I still got it.
  • 00:22:18.917 --> 00:22:21.353
  • but I still got it.I do in Jesus's name.
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  • I do in Jesus's name.Talk to yourself
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  • Talk to yourselflike that sometimes.
  • 00:22:24.089 --> 00:22:25.123
  • like that sometimes.Look in the mirror and say,
  • 00:22:25.123 --> 00:22:27.893
  • Look in the mirror and say,you old, gray fox.
  • 00:22:27.893 --> 00:22:30.762
  • you old, gray fox.The hand of the Lord is on you.
  • 00:22:30.762 --> 00:22:32.964
  • The hand of the Lord is on you.The best is yet to come.
  • 00:22:32.964 --> 00:22:34.633
  • The best is yet to come.God's not through blessing you.
  • 00:22:34.633 --> 00:22:36.501
  • God's not through blessing you.The path of the righteous growth
  • 00:22:36.501 --> 00:22:38.503
  • The path of the righteous growthbrighter and brighter.
  • 00:22:38.503 --> 00:22:40.005
  • brighter and brighter.I'm gonna bless you greater
  • 00:22:40.005 --> 00:22:41.540
  • I'm gonna bless you greaterin the next season
  • 00:22:41.540 --> 00:22:42.908
  • in the next seasonthan you've ever seen,
  • 00:22:42.908 --> 00:22:44.943
  • than you've ever seen,greater than you can imagine,
  • 00:22:44.943 --> 00:22:46.778
  • greater than you can imagine,greater than you can dream for.
  • 00:22:46.778 --> 00:22:48.146
  • greater than you can dream for.Does anybody believe that you
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  • Does anybody believe that youcan be more blessed?
  • 00:22:49.981 --> 00:22:51.716
  • - I wanna thank you
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  • - I wanna thank youfor watching
  • 00:23:01.092 --> 00:23:02.360
  • for watchingKingdom Connection today.
  • 00:23:02.360 --> 00:23:03.695
  • Kingdom Connection today.And if you don't know the Lord
  • 00:23:03.695 --> 00:23:05.964
  • And if you don't know the Lordtoday, why not at the beginning
  • 00:23:05.964 --> 00:23:07.732
  • today, why not at the beginningof a brand new year,
  • 00:23:07.732 --> 00:23:09.334
  • of a brand new year,after all we've come through,
  • 00:23:09.334 --> 00:23:10.836
  • after all we've come through,something in your heart
  • 00:23:10.836 --> 00:23:12.771
  • something in your heartis saying I want to start
  • 00:23:12.771 --> 00:23:15.707
  • is saying I want to startmy life off with a relationship
  • 00:23:15.707 --> 00:23:17.576
  • my life off with a relationshipwith Jesus in this new year.
  • 00:23:17.576 --> 00:23:18.677
  • with Jesus in this new year.Pray this prayer.
  • 00:23:18.677 --> 00:23:21.346
  • Pray this prayer.Say, "Jesus, I receive you.
  • 00:23:21.346 --> 00:23:22.714
  • Say, "Jesus, I receive you.I love you.
  • 00:23:22.714 --> 00:23:24.583
  • I love you.I thank you for the blood
  • 00:23:24.583 --> 00:23:25.951
  • I thank you for the bloodand the cross,
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  • and the cross,and all you did when you
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  • and all you did when yourose from the dead.
  • 00:23:29.020 --> 00:23:30.956
  • rose from the dead.You had me in mind.
  • 00:23:30.956 --> 00:23:32.991
  • You had me in mind.I receive you as my Savoir."
  • 00:23:32.991 --> 00:23:34.826
  • I receive you as my Savoir."And I wanna pray for you now.
  • 00:23:34.826 --> 00:23:35.894
  • And I wanna pray for you now.And Lord, I just pray for
  • 00:23:35.894 --> 00:23:37.662
  • And Lord, I just pray foryour healing to flow.
  • 00:23:37.662 --> 00:23:39.231
  • your healing to flow.People are sick and they need
  • 00:23:39.231 --> 00:23:40.499
  • People are sick and they needyour touch, and they need
  • 00:23:40.499 --> 00:23:41.666
  • your touch, and they needyour help.
  • 00:23:41.666 --> 00:23:42.667
  • your help.People are worried,
  • 00:23:42.667 --> 00:23:43.502
  • People are worried,and stressed,
  • 00:23:43.502 --> 00:23:45.370
  • and stressed,and seemingly defeated,
  • 00:23:45.370 --> 00:23:46.471
  • and seemingly defeated,but I know this is gonna
  • 00:23:46.471 --> 00:23:47.873
  • but I know this is gonnabe a year that you're
  • 00:23:47.873 --> 00:23:49.174
  • be a year that you'regonna bless them more
  • 00:23:49.174 --> 00:23:51.109
  • gonna bless them morethan ever before.
  • 00:23:51.109 --> 00:23:52.677
  • than ever before.I ask you Lord, to meet
  • 00:23:52.677 --> 00:23:54.513
  • I ask you Lord, to meetthe needs of your people.
  • 00:23:54.513 --> 00:23:56.014
  • the needs of your people.Strengthen somebody.
  • 00:23:56.014 --> 00:23:57.716
  • Strengthen somebody.Somebody's lonely and broken,
  • 00:23:57.716 --> 00:23:58.750
  • Somebody's lonely and broken,and hurting.
  • 00:23:58.750 --> 00:24:00.352
  • and hurting.Let 'em know there's a future.
  • 00:24:00.352 --> 00:24:01.386
  • Let 'em know there's a future.Let 'em know they're gonna
  • 00:24:01.386 --> 00:24:02.554
  • Let 'em know they're gonnaget through the present
  • 00:24:02.554 --> 00:24:03.788
  • get through the presentchallenge to a place
  • 00:24:03.788 --> 00:24:08.059
  • challenge to a placeof great victory and great hope.
  • 00:24:08.059 --> 00:24:09.995
  • of great victory and great hope.In Jesus' name I pray,
  • 00:24:09.995 --> 00:24:11.096
  • In Jesus' name I pray,I speak that blessing
  • 00:24:11.096 --> 00:24:12.597
  • I speak that blessingover you today.
  • 00:24:12.597 --> 00:24:14.399
  • over you today.I wanna ask you today to pray
  • 00:24:14.399 --> 00:24:16.368
  • I wanna ask you today to prayabout what God would have you do
  • 00:24:16.368 --> 00:24:18.436
  • about what God would have you doto help us reach more people
  • 00:24:18.436 --> 00:24:19.437
  • to help us reach more peoplein the new year
  • 00:24:19.437 --> 00:24:20.705
  • in the new yearthan ever before.
  • 00:24:20.705 --> 00:24:21.907
  • than ever before.With your help,
  • 00:24:21.907 --> 00:24:23.542
  • With your help,we're able to preach the Gospel
  • 00:24:23.542 --> 00:24:25.343
  • we're able to preach the Gospelto over 200 nations,
  • 00:24:25.343 --> 00:24:26.645
  • to over 200 nations,we're able to translate
  • 00:24:26.645 --> 00:24:28.413
  • we're able to translatethese programs into different
  • 00:24:28.413 --> 00:24:30.782
  • these programs into differentnations, major languages
  • 00:24:30.782 --> 00:24:32.117
  • nations, major languagesthat can reach masses
  • 00:24:32.117 --> 00:24:33.785
  • 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 material.And beyond supporting these
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  • And beyond supporting thesekinds of projects,
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  • kinds of projects,all the missions work
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  • all the missions workwe do around the world.
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  • we do around the world.In particularly, our focus
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  • In particularly, our focuson the nation of Israel,
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  • on the nation of Israel,and right here at home,
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  • 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 we can
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  • but we do everything we canto bless people.
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  • to bless people.And you are a vital part.
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  • And you are a vital part.Thank you so much,
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  • 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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  • Now you can experience
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  • Jentezen Franklin's
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  • in his New York Times
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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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  • of $1.000 or more this month,
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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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  • our partners in Israel.
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  • You can request the 2020
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  • of the type of oil lamp
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  • commonly used in Jesus' day.
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  • We'll also include
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  • this specially created blanket
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  • with over 300.000 words
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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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  • and other ministry resources,
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  • visit us online at
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