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Open My Eyes

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December 2, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - I wanna talk to you today
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  • - I wanna talk to you todayabout what happens
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  • about what happenswhen God opens your eyes.
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  • when God opens your eyes.This phrase is found
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  • This phrase is foundfour times in the scripture.
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  • four times in the scripture.And each time,
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  • And each time,it has to do with what God
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  • it has to do with what Godcan do when our eyes
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  • can do when our eyesbecome opened.
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  • become opened.In this particular text
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  • In this particular textin Genesis 21,
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  • in Genesis 21,God had promised Abraham
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  • God had promised Abrahamand Sarah in their old age
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  • and Sarah in their old agethat they would have a child.
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  • that they would have a child.It was not happening.
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  • It was not happening.They had waited for 20 years,
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  • They had waited for 20 years,and the promise of God
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  • and the promise of Godwas not being fulfilled,
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  • was not being fulfilled,seemingly, in their lives.
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  • seemingly, in their lives.And so, in a moment of haste
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  • And so, in a moment of hasteand in a moment
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  • and in a momentof just really tired
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  • of just really tiredof waiting on God to do it,
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  • of waiting on God to do it,Sarah took things
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  • Sarah took thingsin her own hands.
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  • in her own hands.She said to her husband
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  • She said to her husbandAbraham, "I want you
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  • Abraham, "I want youto go into my handmaiden,"
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  • to go into my handmaiden,"her name is Hagar,
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  • her name is Hagar,"and produce a child with her.
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  • "and produce a child with her.That's the only way
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  • That's the only waywe're gonna ever have
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  • we're gonna ever havethe little pitty-pat
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  • the little pitty-patof little feet running
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  • of little feet runningaround this house.
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  • around this house.It's not gonna happen with us.
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  • It's not gonna happen with us.We're too old
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  • We're too oldto have children."
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  • to have children."And Abraham went in
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  • And Abraham went inand united with this woman.
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  • and united with this woman.And her name was Hagar,
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  • And her name was Hagar,and they had a child.
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  • and they had a child.And the child's name
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  • And the child's namewas Ishmael.
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  • was Ishmael.He was a boy child
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  • He was a boy childnamed Ishmael.
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  • named Ishmael.And as women tend to do,
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  • And as women tend to do,she changed her mind,
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  • she changed her mind,Sarah did.
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  • Sarah did.After the baby was born,
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  • After the baby was born,after she got pregnant herself,
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  • after she got pregnant herself,she gave Abraham an ultimatum.
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  • she gave Abraham an ultimatum.She said, "Throw the bondwoman
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  • She said, "Throw the bondwomanand the baby out
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  • and the baby outof our household.
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  • of our household.We have our own baby,
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  • We have our own baby,and I'm not interested
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  • and I'm not interestedin having two wives for you.
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  • in having two wives for you.I'm your one and only.
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  • I'm your one and only.Do you understand?"
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  • Do you understand?"And the Bible said
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  • And the Bible saidthat, "Abraham harkened
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  • that, "Abraham harkenedunto the voice of his wife."
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  • unto the voice of his wife."I always thought
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  • I always thoughtthat was a funny verse.
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  • that was a funny verse.I think they're skipping
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  • I think they're skippinga lotta things in there,
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  • a lotta things in there,but he harkened
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  • but he harkenedunto the voice of his wife.
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  • unto the voice of his wife.Now watch this.
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  • Now watch this.This is a real story
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  • This is a real storythat happened.
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  • that happened.You know that Abraham and Sarah
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  • You know that Abraham and Sarahhad a son named Isaac.
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  • had a son named Isaac.But Abraham had a child
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  • But Abraham had a childwith Hagar named Ishmael.
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  • with Hagar named Ishmael.And so he gives them
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  • And so he gives thema little bit of food,
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  • a little bit of food,he gives them a canteen,
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  • he gives them a canteen,or a skin, animal skin,
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  • or a skin, animal skin,filled with water.
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  • filled with water.And he says,
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  • And he says,I'm putting you out
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  • I'm putting you outof the house.
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  • of the house.You're on your own.
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  • You're on your own.Go away.
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  • Go away.And they're left
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  • And they're leftin the desert.
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  • in the desert.And there they are
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  • And there they arein the desert, wondering.
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  • in the desert, wondering.And after a while,
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  • And after a while,the water runs out.
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  • the water runs out.The food runs out.
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  • The food runs out.If you could go
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  • If you could goto the Judean Desert
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  • to the Judean Desertthat we're referring to here,
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  • that we're referring to here,you won't last long there
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  • you won't last long therewithout water.
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  • without water.It is a dire situation
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  • It is a dire situationthat you can get
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  • that you can getinto very, very quickly,
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  • into very, very quickly,and they were in it.
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  • and they were in it.And when they had run
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  • And when they had runout of water,
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  • out of water,and when they had run
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  • and when they had runout of food,
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  • out of food,and it was very evident
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  • and it was very evidentto Hagar that her son Ishmael
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  • to Hagar that her son Ishmaelwas going to die,
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  • was going to die,being so heartbroken,
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  • being so heartbroken,she places him
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  • she places himup under a shrub.
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  • up under a shrub.And then she walks away.
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  • And then she walks away.The distance...
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  • The distance...The way she measured
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  • The way she measuredit was as far
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  • it was as faras a bow can shoot.
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  • as a bow can shoot.A bow and arrow.
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  • A bow and arrow.And she finds herself far away
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  • And she finds herself far awayfrom him because she can't bear
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  • from him because she can't bearto see her child die
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  • to see her child dieof thirst.
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  • of thirst.It's a cruel death.
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  • It's a cruel death.A horrible death.
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  • A horrible death.She can't bear to watch
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  • She can't bear to watchwhat's going to happen to him.
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  • what's going to happen to him.She was actually saying
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  • She was actually sayingwhat moms, and dads,
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  • what moms, and dads,and parents find themselves,
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  • and parents find themselves,from time to time,
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  • from time to time,saying because of the condition
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  • saying because of the conditionof their children.
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  • of their children.I can't bear to watch
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  • I can't bear to watchthis happen.
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  • this happen.When you see a child
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  • When you see a childgoing deeper
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  • going deeperand deeper into addiction.
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  • and deeper into addiction.When you see someone messing
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  • When you see someone messingtheir life up more,
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  • their life up more,and more, and more.
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  • and more, and more.Destroying their own potential.
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  • Destroying their own potential.And it became so powerful
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  • And it became so powerfulor so painful for this mother
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  • or so painful for this motherthat she said,
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  • that she said,I can't just sit here
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  • I can't just sit hereand let him die in my arms.
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  • and let him die in my arms.In order to maintain my sanity,
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  • In order to maintain my sanity,I've got to distance myself
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  • I've got to distance myselfbecause I can't bear to see it.
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  • because I can't bear to see it.She puts him under a shrub,
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  • She puts him under a shrub,and she puts distance
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  • and she puts distancebetween her and her child
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  • between her and her childbecause she didn't
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  • because she didn'twanna see it.
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  • wanna see it.She didn't wanna know it.
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  • She didn't wanna know it.She didn't want to be there.
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  • She didn't want to be there.She was better off not knowing.
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  • She was better off not knowing.She almost is going
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  • She almost is goinginto denial now
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  • into denial nowof what's happening
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  • of what's happeningto her child.
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  • to her child.She lifted her voice,
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  • She lifted her voice,and she wept.
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  • and she wept.And this is one
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  • And this is oneof the most tender stories,
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  • of the most tender stories,in my opinion,
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  • in my opinion,in the Old Testament.
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  • in the Old Testament.And God heard
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  • And God heardthe voice of the lad,
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  • the voice of the lad,and an angel of the Lord
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  • and an angel of the Lordcame to them in the desert.
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  • came to them in the desert.It does not say that the angel,
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  • It does not say that the angel,or the Lord heard
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  • or the Lord heardthe voice of the mother.
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  • the voice of the mother.It said that He heard
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  • It said that He heardthe voice of the child.
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  • the voice of the child.And the angel said
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  • And the angel saidto the mother, "Fear not.
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  • to the mother, "Fear not.God has heard the voice
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  • God has heard the voiceof the lad where he is."
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  • of the lad where he is."You're separated from him.
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  • You're separated from him.You think that God
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  • You think that Godcan only hear your prayers
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  • can only hear your prayerswhere you are,
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  • where you are,but God heard the prayer
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  • but God heard the prayerwhere he is.
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  • where he is."Fear not.
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  • "Fear not.Arise, lift up the lad,
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  • Arise, lift up the lad,for I will make him,"
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  • for I will make him,"listen to this,
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  • listen to this,"a great nation."
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  • "a great nation."Ismael's not cursed.
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  • Ismael's not cursed.I don't care how bad
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  • I don't care how badhe looks right now.
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  • he looks right now.I'm gonna make something
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  • I'm gonna make somethinggreat outta that kid.
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  • great outta that kid.I have my hand on that kid.
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  • I have my hand on that kid.I don't care what you're seeing.
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  • I don't care what you're seeing.I don't care
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  • I don't carewhat you're looking at.
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  • what you're looking at.Something great's
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  • Something great'sgonna come outta Ishmael,
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  • gonna come outta Ishmael,and don't you let
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  • and don't you letanybody tell you
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  • anybody tell youanything different.
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  • anything different."Then God opened her eyes,
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  • "Then God opened her eyes,and she saw a well of water."
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  • and she saw a well of water."It was there all the time,
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  • It was there all the time,but she didn't see it
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  • but she didn't see ituntil God opened her eyes.
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  • until God opened her eyes.He had given --
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  • He had given --She had given up on him.
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  • She had given up on him.She didn't wanna see
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  • She didn't wanna seewhat would happen to him.
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  • what would happen to him.But God was listening
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  • But God was listeningto the cry of that child.
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  • to the cry of that child.God heard his voice.
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  • God heard his voice.And here's my point.
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  • And here's my point.When God opens your eyes,
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  • When God opens your eyes,you'll see something.
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  • you'll see something.And I wanna say to parents
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  • And I wanna say to parentswhose children have gone astray
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  • whose children have gone astraythat are listening to me.
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  • that are listening to me.Parents who have wept.
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  • Parents who have wept.Parents who have cried.
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  • Parents who have cried.Parents who can't bear
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  • Parents who can't bearto watch that child
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  • to watch that childbecoming an alcoholic.
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  • becoming an alcoholic.Or that child off
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  • Or that child offliving with someone
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  • living with someonethey're not married to.
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  • they're not married to.Or that child
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  • Or that childwhose gone off to college,
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  • whose gone off to college,and they won't come
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  • and they won't cometo church anymore,
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  • to church anymore,and they don't believe
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  • and they don't believein God anymore.
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  • in God anymore.And you've had to put distance
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  • And you've had to put distancebetween you and them, maybe,
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  • between you and them, maybe,even to keep your sanity
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  • even to keep your sanitybecause the addiction
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  • because the addictionis so strong in their life.
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  • is so strong in their life.What you don't realize
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  • What you don't realizeis when the child was a baby,
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  • is when the child was a baby,and you prayed for that child,
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  • and you prayed for that child,and you taught
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  • and you taughtthat child Bible stories,
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  • that child Bible stories,and you prayed littler prayers
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  • and you prayed littler prayerswhen you tucked them in --
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  • when you tucked them in --now I lay me down to sleep,
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  • now I lay me down to sleep,I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
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  • I pray the Lord my soul to keep.When you sung songs in the car,
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  • When you sung songs in the car,and when you taught them
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  • and when you taught themthe Word of God.
  • 00:08:07.433 --> 00:08:10.403
  • the Word of God.The point that I want you to see
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  • The point that I want you to seeis that there was something
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  • is that there was somethingthat had been put
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  • that had been putin that child.
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  • in that child.That when that child
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  • That when that childwas separated from his mother,
  • 00:08:18.945 --> 00:08:19.812
  • was separated from his mother,and in a terrible,
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  • and in a terrible,terrible, place,
  • 00:08:21.514 --> 00:08:22.415
  • terrible, place,there was something
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  • there was somethingin that child that was crying
  • 00:08:23.816 --> 00:08:25.318
  • in that child that was cryingout for help.
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  • out for help.And God heard the cry
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  • And God heard the cryof the lad's voice.
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  • of the lad's voice.What you put
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  • What you putin those children --
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  • in those children --When you train them up,
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  • When you train them up,when you teach them the Bible,
  • 00:08:36.662 --> 00:08:38.264
  • when you teach them the Bible,when you read little stories
  • 00:08:38.264 --> 00:08:39.599
  • when you read little storiesfrom the Word,
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  • from the Word,and have those devotions,
  • 00:08:40.866 --> 00:08:41.767
  • and have those devotions,and pray.
  • 00:08:41.767 --> 00:08:43.669
  • and pray.What you put in them
  • 00:08:43.669 --> 00:08:45.705
  • What you put in themwill still cry out,
  • 00:08:45.705 --> 00:08:47.273
  • will still cry out,even when they're gone
  • 00:08:47.273 --> 00:08:49.342
  • even when they're goneand doing their own thing.
  • 00:08:49.342 --> 00:08:51.310
  • and doing their own thing.Just like God told Cain.
  • 00:08:51.310 --> 00:08:52.445
  • Just like God told Cain.He said, "Cain,
  • 00:08:52.445 --> 00:08:54.046
  • He said, "Cain,your brother's blood
  • 00:08:54.046 --> 00:08:56.482
  • your brother's bloodis crying out from the dirt."
  • 00:08:56.482 --> 00:08:57.383
  • is crying out from the dirt."I wanna say
  • 00:08:57.383 --> 00:08:59.251
  • I wanna saythat if the blood of a man
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  • that if the blood of a mancan cry out from the dirt,
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  • can cry out from the dirt,and God can hear that cry,
  • 00:09:04.290 --> 00:09:07.193
  • and God can hear that cry,how much more those children
  • 00:09:07.193 --> 00:09:08.294
  • how much more those childrenthat we have pleaded
  • 00:09:08.294 --> 00:09:10.496
  • that we have pleadedthe blood of Jesus over,
  • 00:09:10.496 --> 00:09:12.331
  • the blood of Jesus over,and gotten the Spirit of God
  • 00:09:12.331 --> 00:09:14.100
  • and gotten the Spirit of Godto touch them;
  • 00:09:14.100 --> 00:09:15.201
  • to touch them;How much more will God
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  • How much more will Godhear the voice of that child,
  • 00:09:17.903 --> 00:09:18.971
  • hear the voice of that child,even when the dirt
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  • even when the dirtof the world
  • 00:09:19.605 --> 00:09:20.740
  • of the worldhas covered them up.
  • 00:09:20.740 --> 00:09:22.875
  • has covered them up.Even when they're filthy
  • 00:09:22.875 --> 00:09:24.977
  • Even when they're filthywith the sins of this world,
  • 00:09:24.977 --> 00:09:26.512
  • with the sins of this world,there is something in them
  • 00:09:26.512 --> 00:09:28.414
  • there is something in themthat God can hear that says,
  • 00:09:28.414 --> 00:09:30.116
  • that God can hear that says,"Don't leave me here.
  • 00:09:30.116 --> 00:09:31.517
  • "Don't leave me here.I don't belong here.
  • 00:09:31.517 --> 00:09:33.352
  • I don't belong here.I wasn't raised like this.
  • 00:09:33.352 --> 00:09:35.454
  • I wasn't raised like this.I'm better than this."
  • 00:09:35.454 --> 00:09:36.222
  • I'm better than this."And even though
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  • And even thoughthey don't even know
  • 00:09:37.556 --> 00:09:39.025
  • they don't even knowthat they're crying out,
  • 00:09:39.025 --> 00:09:40.960
  • that they're crying out,there's something mom and dad
  • 00:09:40.960 --> 00:09:42.528
  • there's something mom and dadput in them that keeps
  • 00:09:42.528 --> 00:09:44.530
  • put in them that keepscrying out to God.
  • 00:09:44.530 --> 00:09:46.032
  • crying out to God.And they can never get out
  • 00:09:46.032 --> 00:09:47.733
  • And they can never get outof the grasp and the grip
  • 00:09:47.733 --> 00:09:49.535
  • of the grasp and the gripof God's grace.
  • 00:09:49.535 --> 00:09:50.703
  • of God's grace.If you believe it,
  • 00:09:50.703 --> 00:09:51.704
  • If you believe it,give the Lord a praise
  • 00:09:51.704 --> 00:09:54.640
  • give the Lord a praisefor that.
  • 00:09:54.640 --> 00:09:55.241
  • God is hearing the voice
  • 00:10:00.446 --> 00:10:05.051
  • God is hearing the voiceof the lad where he is.
  • 00:10:05.051 --> 00:10:07.486
  • of the lad where he is.God can hear them today
  • 00:10:07.486 --> 00:10:09.555
  • God can hear them todaywhere they are.
  • 00:10:09.555 --> 00:10:10.890
  • where they are."Fear not," he says
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  • "Fear not," he saysto the parents.
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  • to the parents.Fear not.
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  • Fear not."The Lord opened her eyes,
  • 00:10:16.962 --> 00:10:18.964
  • "The Lord opened her eyes,and she saw a well..."
  • 00:10:18.964 --> 00:10:21.267
  • and she saw a well..."She saw provision.
  • 00:10:21.267 --> 00:10:23.502
  • She saw provision.She saw living water.
  • 00:10:23.502 --> 00:10:26.505
  • She saw living water.And she saw what was invisible
  • 00:10:26.505 --> 00:10:27.273
  • And she saw what was invisiblewhen the Lord
  • 00:10:27.273 --> 00:10:30.009
  • when the Lordopened her eyes.
  • 00:10:30.009 --> 00:10:31.544
  • opened her eyes.And not only that.
  • 00:10:31.544 --> 00:10:33.512
  • And not only that.What blessed me about the story
  • 00:10:33.512 --> 00:10:34.914
  • What blessed me about the storyis then the angel said,
  • 00:10:34.914 --> 00:10:40.453
  • is then the angel said,I will make a great nation
  • 00:10:40.453 --> 00:10:42.488
  • I will make a great nationout of this child.
  • 00:10:42.488 --> 00:10:43.155
  • out of this child.In other words,
  • 00:10:43.155 --> 00:10:45.458
  • In other words,God is saying concerning
  • 00:10:45.458 --> 00:10:46.292
  • God is saying concerningthe children
  • 00:10:46.292 --> 00:10:47.793
  • the childrenthat you're worried about,
  • 00:10:47.793 --> 00:10:49.295
  • that you're worried about,if you've raised ‘em right,
  • 00:10:49.295 --> 00:10:50.996
  • if you've raised ‘em right,you've got a covenant with God.
  • 00:10:50.996 --> 00:10:51.664
  • you've got a covenant with God.And even when
  • 00:10:51.664 --> 00:10:52.598
  • And even whenthey aren't living right,
  • 00:10:52.598 --> 00:10:53.933
  • they aren't living right,something is crying out.
  • 00:10:53.933 --> 00:10:54.834
  • something is crying out.And God says,
  • 00:10:54.834 --> 00:10:56.936
  • And God says,"I've got a great plan
  • 00:10:56.936 --> 00:10:58.571
  • "I've got a great planfor your children
  • 00:10:58.571 --> 00:11:00.306
  • for your childreneven when you can't see it."
  • 00:11:00.306 --> 00:11:04.176
  • even when you can't see it."God saw a well all the time
  • 00:11:04.176 --> 00:11:06.078
  • God saw a well all the timeshe was weeping.
  • 00:11:06.078 --> 00:11:07.580
  • she was weeping.The eyes of the Lord
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  • The eyes of the Lordare on your children, church.
  • 00:11:09.715 --> 00:11:11.517
  • are on your children, church.The eyes of the Lord
  • 00:11:11.517 --> 00:11:13.152
  • The eyes of the Lordare upon your family.
  • 00:11:13.152 --> 00:11:15.955
  • are upon your family.His ears are tuned in to a voice
  • 00:11:15.955 --> 00:11:17.089
  • His ears are tuned in to a voicethat they don't even know
  • 00:11:17.089 --> 00:11:18.891
  • that they don't even knowhas been put in them.
  • 00:11:18.891 --> 00:11:20.392
  • has been put in them.It's like you've got one
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  • It's like you've got oneof those secret --
  • 00:11:21.260 --> 00:11:22.161
  • of those secret --When our girls
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  • When our girlswould get their car
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  • would get their carand their driver's license,
  • 00:11:25.131 --> 00:11:27.199
  • and their driver's license,we'd put a little secret thing
  • 00:11:27.199 --> 00:11:28.567
  • we'd put a little secret thingup in the fender
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  • up in the fendersomewhere that would track ‘em,
  • 00:11:30.169 --> 00:11:31.303
  • somewhere that would track ‘em,and we'd know exactly
  • 00:11:31.303 --> 00:11:33.005
  • and we'd know exactlywhere they were.
  • 00:11:33.005 --> 00:11:33.672
  • where they were.I don't play fair.
  • 00:11:33.672 --> 00:11:34.774
  • I don't play fair.The devil doesn't play fair.
  • 00:11:34.774 --> 00:11:37.943
  • The devil doesn't play fair.I don't play fair either.
  • 00:11:37.943 --> 00:11:38.644
  • I don't play fair either.And the Lord
  • 00:11:38.644 --> 00:11:40.246
  • And the Lordhas got a tracker
  • 00:11:40.246 --> 00:11:42.014
  • has got a trackeron your crazy children.
  • 00:11:42.014 --> 00:11:43.516
  • on your crazy children.I feel like preaching.
  • 00:11:43.516 --> 00:11:45.151
  • I feel like preaching.And if they're in prison,
  • 00:11:45.151 --> 00:11:46.085
  • And if they're in prison,He can hear ‘em.
  • 00:11:46.085 --> 00:11:47.386
  • He can hear ‘em.And if they're in trouble,
  • 00:11:47.386 --> 00:11:48.320
  • And if they're in trouble,He can hear ‘em.
  • 00:11:48.320 --> 00:11:49.789
  • He can hear ‘em.And if they're in sin,
  • 00:11:49.789 --> 00:11:50.956
  • And if they're in sin,He can hear ‘em.
  • 00:11:50.956 --> 00:11:52.057
  • He can hear ‘em.And He can find ‘em,
  • 00:11:52.057 --> 00:11:52.858
  • And He can find ‘em,and He's got
  • 00:11:52.858 --> 00:11:55.060
  • and He's gota great plan for ‘em.
  • 00:11:55.060 --> 00:11:55.561
  • a great plan for ‘em.If you believe it,
  • 00:11:55.561 --> 00:11:56.228
  • If you believe it,give the Lord
  • 00:11:56.228 --> 00:11:57.763
  • give the Lorda praise like you believe
  • 00:11:57.763 --> 00:11:59.632
  • a praise like you believein the power of the covenant
  • 00:11:59.632 --> 00:12:00.766
  • in the power of the covenantthat we have
  • 00:12:00.766 --> 00:12:02.134
  • Amen.
  • 00:12:04.570 --> 00:12:05.037
  • Amen.Amen.
  • 00:12:05.037 --> 00:12:06.705
  • Amen.I'm preaching
  • 00:12:06.705 --> 00:12:10.676
  • I'm preachingmyself happy today.
  • 00:12:10.676 --> 00:12:13.445
  • myself happy today.Numbers 22 gives us
  • 00:12:13.445 --> 00:12:14.680
  • Numbers 22 gives usthe second time the Bible says
  • 00:12:14.680 --> 00:12:17.016
  • the second time the Bible sayssomebody's eyes were opened.
  • 00:12:17.016 --> 00:12:18.050
  • somebody's eyes were opened.It's one of the most remarkable
  • 00:12:18.050 --> 00:12:20.653
  • It's one of the most remarkablestories in all of the Bible.
  • 00:12:20.653 --> 00:12:21.821
  • stories in all of the Bible.There was a great prophet
  • 00:12:21.821 --> 00:12:23.622
  • There was a great prophetby the name of Balaam,
  • 00:12:23.622 --> 00:12:25.291
  • by the name of Balaam,and he was a real prophet.
  • 00:12:25.291 --> 00:12:26.625
  • and he was a real prophet.Whoever he blessed
  • 00:12:26.625 --> 00:12:28.427
  • Whoever he blessedwas blessed.
  • 00:12:28.427 --> 00:12:29.762
  • was blessed.But toward the latter part
  • 00:12:29.762 --> 00:12:31.030
  • But toward the latter partof his life,
  • 00:12:31.030 --> 00:12:32.832
  • of his life,he became corrupted.
  • 00:12:32.832 --> 00:12:35.434
  • he became corrupted.And he was bribed
  • 00:12:35.434 --> 00:12:38.170
  • And he was bribedto take money and to curse
  • 00:12:38.170 --> 00:12:40.105
  • to take money and to cursethe people of God.
  • 00:12:40.105 --> 00:12:41.307
  • the people of God.So he got the money
  • 00:12:41.307 --> 00:12:42.975
  • So he got the moneyfrom a wicked king
  • 00:12:42.975 --> 00:12:44.710
  • from a wicked kingto go curse Israel.
  • 00:12:44.710 --> 00:12:46.879
  • to go curse Israel.And he got on his donkey,
  • 00:12:46.879 --> 00:12:48.714
  • And he got on his donkey,and he started down the road
  • 00:12:48.714 --> 00:12:49.849
  • and he started down the roadto go curse what God
  • 00:12:49.849 --> 00:12:50.950
  • to go curse what Godhad blessed.
  • 00:12:50.950 --> 00:12:52.117
  • had blessed.And the Bible said
  • 00:12:52.117 --> 00:12:54.119
  • And the Bible saidwhile he was riding the donkey,
  • 00:12:54.119 --> 00:12:56.655
  • while he was riding the donkey,right in the middle of the road,
  • 00:12:56.655 --> 00:12:57.523
  • right in the middle of the road,an angel from
  • 00:12:57.523 --> 00:12:59.892
  • an angel fromthe Lord manifests.
  • 00:12:59.892 --> 00:13:01.794
  • the Lord manifests.Now the donkey could see it,
  • 00:13:01.794 --> 00:13:04.163
  • Now the donkey could see it,but the prophet couldn't.
  • 00:13:04.163 --> 00:13:06.232
  • but the prophet couldn't.And the donkey,
  • 00:13:06.232 --> 00:13:08.334
  • And the donkey,when he saw the angel
  • 00:13:08.334 --> 00:13:10.236
  • when he saw the angelwith a drawn sword standing
  • 00:13:10.236 --> 00:13:11.904
  • with a drawn sword standingin the middle of the road,
  • 00:13:11.904 --> 00:13:14.540
  • in the middle of the road,took off trotting
  • 00:13:14.540 --> 00:13:15.808
  • took off trottingout into an open field
  • 00:13:15.808 --> 00:13:16.809
  • out into an open fieldand started trying
  • 00:13:16.809 --> 00:13:18.310
  • and started tryingto turn around.
  • 00:13:18.310 --> 00:13:18.811
  • to turn around.And I could see
  • 00:13:18.811 --> 00:13:20.079
  • And I could seethat old prophet grabbing
  • 00:13:20.079 --> 00:13:21.080
  • that old prophet grabbingthe reins and trying
  • 00:13:21.080 --> 00:13:22.481
  • the reins and tryingto make that donkey
  • 00:13:22.481 --> 00:13:24.783
  • to make that donkeygo back on the narrow path.
  • 00:13:24.783 --> 00:13:26.085
  • go back on the narrow path.But he wouldn't go.
  • 00:13:26.085 --> 00:13:26.852
  • But he wouldn't go.He was fighting it
  • 00:13:26.852 --> 00:13:28.354
  • He was fighting it‘cause he saw the angel
  • 00:13:28.354 --> 00:13:30.356
  • ‘cause he saw the angelthat the prophet couldn't see.
  • 00:13:30.356 --> 00:13:31.190
  • that the prophet couldn't see.And the Bible said
  • 00:13:31.190 --> 00:13:32.558
  • And the Bible saidthe old prophet got mad,
  • 00:13:32.558 --> 00:13:34.393
  • the old prophet got mad,and Balaam took his staff
  • 00:13:34.393 --> 00:13:35.361
  • and Balaam took his staffand started beating
  • 00:13:35.361 --> 00:13:36.962
  • and started beatingthat donkey and hitting it
  • 00:13:36.962 --> 00:13:38.297
  • that donkey and hitting itas hard as he could.
  • 00:13:38.297 --> 00:13:40.666
  • as hard as he could.And then finally
  • 00:13:40.666 --> 00:13:41.667
  • And then finallyhe got the donkey
  • 00:13:41.667 --> 00:13:42.735
  • he got the donkeyto go on down
  • 00:13:42.735 --> 00:13:43.602
  • to go on downthe narrow road.
  • 00:13:43.602 --> 00:13:44.169
  • the narrow road.And the Bible said
  • 00:13:44.169 --> 00:13:45.437
  • And the Bible saidthe further they went,
  • 00:13:45.437 --> 00:13:46.572
  • the further they went,listen to how --
  • 00:13:46.572 --> 00:13:47.172
  • listen to how --This is how you know
  • 00:13:47.172 --> 00:13:48.307
  • This is how you knowyou're going
  • 00:13:48.307 --> 00:13:49.074
  • you're goingthe wrong direction.
  • 00:13:49.074 --> 00:13:50.442
  • the wrong direction.The further they went,
  • 00:13:50.442 --> 00:13:52.878
  • The further they went,the more narrow the road got.
  • 00:13:52.878 --> 00:13:53.679
  • the more narrow the road got.And there was a wall
  • 00:13:53.679 --> 00:13:54.847
  • And there was a wallon one side
  • 00:13:54.847 --> 00:13:55.915
  • on one sideand a wall on the other.
  • 00:13:55.915 --> 00:13:56.882
  • and a wall on the other.See, when you first start
  • 00:13:56.882 --> 00:13:58.050
  • See, when you first startgoing in the wrong direction,
  • 00:13:58.050 --> 00:13:59.084
  • going in the wrong direction,God's so good
  • 00:13:59.084 --> 00:14:00.152
  • God's so goodthat He'll give you
  • 00:14:00.152 --> 00:14:00.986
  • that He'll give youan open field
  • 00:14:00.986 --> 00:14:03.022
  • an open fieldto turn around in and go right.
  • 00:14:03.022 --> 00:14:05.090
  • to turn around in and go right.But the deeper you go into sin,
  • 00:14:05.090 --> 00:14:06.091
  • But the deeper you go into sin,and the further you try
  • 00:14:06.091 --> 00:14:07.960
  • and the further you tryto make success outta sin --
  • 00:14:07.960 --> 00:14:10.095
  • to make success outta sin --maybe it's a bad relationship,
  • 00:14:10.095 --> 00:14:10.763
  • maybe it's a bad relationship,and you're going
  • 00:14:10.763 --> 00:14:11.931
  • and you're goingin the wrong direction
  • 00:14:11.931 --> 00:14:13.165
  • in the wrong directionwith the wrong person.
  • 00:14:13.165 --> 00:14:14.033
  • with the wrong person.It's not God's will.
  • 00:14:14.033 --> 00:14:14.700
  • It's not God's will.And you're saying,
  • 00:14:14.700 --> 00:14:15.367
  • And you're saying,why don't God
  • 00:14:15.367 --> 00:14:16.335
  • why don't Godgive me what I want?
  • 00:14:16.335 --> 00:14:19.405
  • give me what I want?‘Cause He's protecting you
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  • ‘Cause He's protecting youfrom disaster.
  • 00:14:20.773 --> 00:14:21.740
  • from disaster.There was an angel
  • 00:14:21.740 --> 00:14:23.275
  • There was an angelwith a drawn sword,
  • 00:14:23.275 --> 00:14:24.510
  • with a drawn sword,saying I'm gonna kill anybody
  • 00:14:24.510 --> 00:14:25.577
  • saying I'm gonna kill anybodythat keeps coming
  • 00:14:25.577 --> 00:14:26.879
  • that keeps comingdown this road.
  • 00:14:26.879 --> 00:14:27.346
  • down this road.And the donkey
  • 00:14:27.346 --> 00:14:28.447
  • And the donkeygot so desperate
  • 00:14:28.447 --> 00:14:30.416
  • got so desperatethat he shifted and crushed
  • 00:14:30.416 --> 00:14:31.583
  • that he shifted and crushedthe prophet's foot.
  • 00:14:31.583 --> 00:14:32.351
  • the prophet's foot.And if you think
  • 00:14:32.351 --> 00:14:34.320
  • And if you thinkhe was mad before in the field,
  • 00:14:34.320 --> 00:14:35.654
  • he was mad before in the field,now he's really mad.
  • 00:14:35.654 --> 00:14:37.356
  • now he's really mad.And he gets off of that donkey,
  • 00:14:37.356 --> 00:14:38.057
  • And he gets off of that donkey,and he beats
  • 00:14:38.057 --> 00:14:39.091
  • and he beatsthe living daylights
  • 00:14:39.091 --> 00:14:39.959
  • the living daylightsoutta that donkey
  • 00:14:39.959 --> 00:14:42.728
  • outta that donkeywith his staff.
  • 00:14:42.728 --> 00:14:45.965
  • with his staff.And God opened the mouth
  • 00:14:45.965 --> 00:14:49.368
  • And God opened the mouthof the donkey,
  • 00:14:49.368 --> 00:14:50.035
  • of the donkey,and the donkey started
  • 00:14:50.035 --> 00:14:52.471
  • and the donkey startedtalking to the preacher.
  • 00:14:52.471 --> 00:14:53.472
  • talking to the preacher.And the donkey said,
  • 00:14:53.472 --> 00:14:55.641
  • And the donkey said,"Why are you beating me?
  • 00:14:55.641 --> 00:14:56.575
  • "Why are you beating me?Have I not always
  • 00:14:56.575 --> 00:14:58.310
  • Have I not alwaysbeen obedient to you?
  • 00:14:58.310 --> 00:14:59.912
  • been obedient to you?Have I not always done
  • 00:14:59.912 --> 00:15:01.447
  • Have I not always donewhat you told me to do?
  • 00:15:01.447 --> 00:15:02.581
  • what you told me to do?Have I not always
  • 00:15:02.581 --> 00:15:03.615
  • Have I not alwaysgone in the direction
  • 00:15:03.615 --> 00:15:04.450
  • gone in the directionthat you wanted me
  • 00:15:04.450 --> 00:15:05.484
  • that you wanted meto take you in?
  • 00:15:05.484 --> 00:15:06.919
  • to take you in?There must be a reason
  • 00:15:06.919 --> 00:15:08.687
  • There must be a reasonwhy I'm trying to turn around.
  • 00:15:08.687 --> 00:15:11.023
  • why I'm trying to turn around.Can you not see the angel?"
  • 00:15:11.023 --> 00:15:12.057
  • Can you not see the angel?"And the crazy thing
  • 00:15:12.057 --> 00:15:13.025
  • And the crazy thingis when the donkey
  • 00:15:13.025 --> 00:15:14.393
  • is when the donkeytalked to him,
  • 00:15:14.393 --> 00:15:16.562
  • talked to him,he starts talking back
  • 00:15:16.562 --> 00:15:17.896
  • he starts talking backto the donkey.
  • 00:15:17.896 --> 00:15:19.365
  • to the donkey.And he says to the --
  • 00:15:19.365 --> 00:15:20.332
  • And he says to the --Listen to this conversation.
  • 00:15:20.332 --> 00:15:21.800
  • Listen to this conversation.He says, "I'd like
  • 00:15:21.800 --> 00:15:22.735
  • He says, "I'd liketo kill you."
  • 00:15:22.735 --> 00:15:24.636
  • to kill you."He said, "I'm beating you
  • 00:15:24.636 --> 00:15:25.971
  • He said, "I'm beating youwith my staff,
  • 00:15:25.971 --> 00:15:26.705
  • with my staff,but if I had a sword,
  • 00:15:26.705 --> 00:15:27.439
  • but if I had a sword,I'd kill you.
  • 00:15:27.439 --> 00:15:28.107
  • I'd kill you.The only reason
  • 00:15:28.107 --> 00:15:28.874
  • The only reasonI hadn't killed you
  • 00:15:28.874 --> 00:15:30.242
  • I hadn't killed youis all I got is a staff.
  • 00:15:30.242 --> 00:15:31.276
  • is all I got is a staff.I don't have a sword."
  • 00:15:31.276 --> 00:15:31.910
  • I don't have a sword."And he's carrying
  • 00:15:31.910 --> 00:15:33.712
  • And he's carryingon a conversation
  • 00:15:33.712 --> 00:15:36.482
  • on a conversationwith a donkey.
  • 00:15:36.482 --> 00:15:39.618
  • with a donkey.If you understand donkey talk,
  • 00:15:39.618 --> 00:15:43.155
  • Watch this.
  • 00:15:55.000 --> 00:15:57.102
  • Watch this.And the Bible said,
  • 00:15:57.102 --> 00:16:00.839
  • And the Bible said,and the Lord opened the mouth
  • 00:16:00.839 --> 00:16:04.777
  • and the Lord opened the mouthof the donkey, and he spoke.
  • 00:16:04.777 --> 00:16:07.446
  • of the donkey, and he spoke.And the Lord opened they eyes
  • 00:16:07.446 --> 00:16:09.148
  • And the Lord opened they eyesof the prophet.
  • 00:16:09.148 --> 00:16:10.883
  • of the prophet.And as he was beating
  • 00:16:10.883 --> 00:16:11.650
  • And as he was beatingthat donkey,
  • 00:16:11.650 --> 00:16:12.851
  • that donkey,trying to make it go
  • 00:16:12.851 --> 00:16:14.853
  • trying to make it goon down the road, he saw.
  • 00:16:14.853 --> 00:16:16.488
  • on down the road, he saw.Suddenly he saw
  • 00:16:16.488 --> 00:16:17.856
  • Suddenly he sawthat he was going
  • 00:16:17.856 --> 00:16:18.690
  • that he was goingin the wrong direction
  • 00:16:18.690 --> 00:16:19.992
  • in the wrong directionwhen he saw that angel
  • 00:16:19.992 --> 00:16:21.326
  • when he saw that angelwith a drawn sword,
  • 00:16:21.326 --> 00:16:23.362
  • with a drawn sword,ready to kill him.
  • 00:16:23.362 --> 00:16:25.130
  • ready to kill him.God was keeping him
  • 00:16:25.130 --> 00:16:26.765
  • God was keeping himfrom a death angel.
  • 00:16:26.765 --> 00:16:28.934
  • from a death angel.God opened his eyes.
  • 00:16:28.934 --> 00:16:31.370
  • God opened his eyes.Hagar had her eyes opened,
  • 00:16:31.370 --> 00:16:33.605
  • Hagar had her eyes opened,and she saw the provision
  • 00:16:33.605 --> 00:16:35.274
  • and she saw the provisionof a well of water
  • 00:16:35.274 --> 00:16:36.542
  • of a well of waterin the middle of a desert
  • 00:16:36.542 --> 00:16:37.676
  • in the middle of a desertfor her family.
  • 00:16:37.676 --> 00:16:40.279
  • for her family.But Balaam had his eyes opened,
  • 00:16:40.279 --> 00:16:42.081
  • But Balaam had his eyes opened,and he saw the direction
  • 00:16:42.081 --> 00:16:44.349
  • and he saw the directionwas wrong that he was going.
  • 00:16:44.349 --> 00:16:46.185
  • was wrong that he was going.And he knew that he was going
  • 00:16:46.185 --> 00:16:49.521
  • And he knew that he was goingin the wrong direction.
  • 00:16:49.521 --> 00:16:51.323
  • in the wrong direction.And I'm saying to you today
  • 00:16:51.323 --> 00:16:52.524
  • And I'm saying to you todaythat it's not the devil
  • 00:16:52.524 --> 00:16:54.927
  • that it's not the devilwho's fighting some of you.
  • 00:16:54.927 --> 00:16:56.061
  • who's fighting some of you.Some of you just insist
  • 00:16:56.061 --> 00:16:58.363
  • Some of you just insiston my dream, and my way,
  • 00:16:58.363 --> 00:16:59.698
  • on my dream, and my way,and what I wanna do
  • 00:16:59.698 --> 00:17:01.100
  • and what I wanna dowith my life,
  • 00:17:01.100 --> 00:17:02.434
  • with my life,and you blame the devil
  • 00:17:02.434 --> 00:17:03.869
  • and you blame the devilfor fighting you.
  • 00:17:03.869 --> 00:17:04.369
  • for fighting you.And really,
  • 00:17:04.369 --> 00:17:06.472
  • And really,it's probably God saying
  • 00:17:06.472 --> 00:17:07.739
  • it's probably God sayingyou need to get
  • 00:17:07.739 --> 00:17:08.941
  • you need to gettotally surrendered
  • 00:17:08.941 --> 00:17:10.809
  • totally surrenderedand get your eyes opened.
  • 00:17:10.809 --> 00:17:12.111
  • and get your eyes opened.That maybe the person
  • 00:17:12.111 --> 00:17:14.146
  • That maybe the personyou're with has nothing to do
  • 00:17:14.146 --> 00:17:15.247
  • you're with has nothing to dowith the will of God.
  • 00:17:15.247 --> 00:17:16.315
  • with the will of God.Maybe the situation
  • 00:17:16.315 --> 00:17:18.817
  • Maybe the situationyou're trying to get into --
  • 00:17:18.817 --> 00:17:20.786
  • you're trying to get into --It's the goodness of the Lord
  • 00:17:20.786 --> 00:17:23.322
  • It's the goodness of the Lordthat has not allowed you
  • 00:17:23.322 --> 00:17:27.259
  • that has not allowed youto go further down that road.
  • 00:17:27.259 --> 00:17:33.932
  • to go further down that road.The donkey saved his life.
  • 00:17:33.932 --> 00:17:37.603
  • The donkey saved his life.God can open your eyes
  • 00:17:37.603 --> 00:17:38.904
  • God can open your eyeswhen you're trying to do
  • 00:17:38.904 --> 00:17:39.938
  • when you're trying to doyour own thing
  • 00:17:39.938 --> 00:17:42.908
  • your own thingin your own way
  • 00:17:42.908 --> 00:17:43.442
  • in your own wayand give you
  • 00:17:43.442 --> 00:17:45.878
  • and give youthe right direction.
  • 00:17:45.878 --> 00:17:46.778
  • the right direction.Let me quickly take you
  • 00:17:46.778 --> 00:17:48.914
  • Let me quickly take youto the third place.
  • 00:17:48.914 --> 00:17:52.151
  • to the third place.It's in 2 Kings 6.
  • 00:17:52.151 --> 00:17:53.252
  • It's in 2 Kings 6.And there is another man
  • 00:17:53.252 --> 00:17:55.487
  • And there is another manby the name of Elisha.
  • 00:17:55.487 --> 00:17:57.289
  • by the name of Elisha.And one day his servant
  • 00:17:57.289 --> 00:17:58.957
  • And one day his servantwalks out on the porch,
  • 00:17:58.957 --> 00:17:59.625
  • walks out on the porch,and he sees
  • 00:17:59.625 --> 00:18:00.893
  • and he seesthat the Assyrians
  • 00:18:00.893 --> 00:18:02.161
  • that the Assyriansin the night --
  • 00:18:02.161 --> 00:18:03.195
  • in the night --in the cover of night
  • 00:18:03.195 --> 00:18:04.396
  • in the cover of nighthave completely surrounded
  • 00:18:04.396 --> 00:18:05.797
  • have completely surroundedthe house of the prophet,
  • 00:18:05.797 --> 00:18:07.132
  • the house of the prophet,and they have come to kill
  • 00:18:07.132 --> 00:18:09.034
  • and they have come to killand assassinate him.
  • 00:18:09.034 --> 00:18:09.968
  • and assassinate him.And in panic,
  • 00:18:09.968 --> 00:18:11.336
  • And in panic,the servant runs
  • 00:18:11.336 --> 00:18:12.271
  • the servant runsinto the house,
  • 00:18:12.271 --> 00:18:14.239
  • into the house,and he says "Alas, master.
  • 00:18:14.239 --> 00:18:15.741
  • and he says "Alas, master.Alas, what are we going to do?
  • 00:18:15.741 --> 00:18:17.476
  • Alas, what are we going to do?The Assyrians
  • 00:18:17.476 --> 00:18:20.546
  • The Assyrianshave surrounded us."
  • 00:18:20.546 --> 00:18:21.413
  • have surrounded us."And the prophet says
  • 00:18:21.413 --> 00:18:22.915
  • And the prophet sayssomething powerful.
  • 00:18:22.915 --> 00:18:28.387
  • something powerful.He says, "Do not fear."
  • 00:18:28.387 --> 00:18:29.955
  • He says, "Do not fear."Listen to this.
  • 00:18:29.955 --> 00:18:31.623
  • Listen to this."Do not fear,
  • 00:18:31.623 --> 00:18:34.860
  • "Do not fear,for those who are with us
  • 00:18:34.860 --> 00:18:36.662
  • for those who are with usare more than those
  • 00:18:36.662 --> 00:18:39.164
  • are more than thosewho are with them."
  • 00:18:39.164 --> 00:18:40.399
  • who are with them."And the servant is like,
  • 00:18:40.399 --> 00:18:42.401
  • And the servant is like,what are you talking about?
  • 00:18:42.401 --> 00:18:44.136
  • what are you talking about?We're completely surrounded.
  • 00:18:44.136 --> 00:18:45.003
  • We're completely surrounded.And then he prayed
  • 00:18:45.003 --> 00:18:45.871
  • And then he prayedthis prayer,
  • 00:18:45.871 --> 00:18:47.139
  • this prayer,powerful prayer.
  • 00:18:47.139 --> 00:18:48.840
  • powerful prayer.He said Lord,
  • 00:18:48.840 --> 00:18:52.010
  • He said Lord,"Open the eyes of my servant."
  • 00:18:52.010 --> 00:18:53.378
  • "Open the eyes of my servant."And when he opened his eyes
  • 00:18:53.378 --> 00:18:54.546
  • And when he opened his eyesthat he might see --
  • 00:18:54.546 --> 00:18:56.982
  • that he might see --The Lord opened the eyes
  • 00:18:56.982 --> 00:18:57.749
  • The Lord opened the eyesof the young man,
  • 00:18:57.749 --> 00:19:00.619
  • of the young man,and he saw horses
  • 00:19:00.619 --> 00:19:02.921
  • and he saw horsesand chariots of fire
  • 00:19:02.921 --> 00:19:03.989
  • and chariots of firefrom the mountain.
  • 00:19:03.989 --> 00:19:06.091
  • from the mountain.Full of horses and chariots
  • 00:19:06.091 --> 00:19:09.661
  • Full of horses and chariotsof fire all around Elisha.
  • 00:19:09.661 --> 00:19:11.063
  • of fire all around Elisha.What I'm saying to you is,
  • 00:19:11.063 --> 00:19:12.898
  • What I'm saying to you is,when God opens your eyes,
  • 00:19:12.898 --> 00:19:14.566
  • when God opens your eyes,you can see provision.
  • 00:19:14.566 --> 00:19:16.034
  • you can see provision.When God opens your eyes,
  • 00:19:16.034 --> 00:19:18.670
  • When God opens your eyes,you can see the right direction.
  • 00:19:18.670 --> 00:19:20.739
  • you can see the right direction.And when God opens your eyes,
  • 00:19:20.739 --> 00:19:22.441
  • And when God opens your eyes,you can see protection
  • 00:19:22.441 --> 00:19:24.943
  • you can see protectionthat the unseeing eye
  • 00:19:24.943 --> 00:19:26.144
  • that the unseeing eyecannot see.
  • 00:19:26.144 --> 00:19:27.913
  • cannot see.Sometimes God has to open
  • 00:19:27.913 --> 00:19:29.348
  • Sometimes God has to openour eyes to the fact
  • 00:19:29.348 --> 00:19:31.783
  • our eyes to the factthat we are protected.
  • 00:19:31.783 --> 00:19:34.019
  • that we are protected.He said, "Open his eyes."
  • 00:19:34.019 --> 00:19:35.153
  • He said, "Open his eyes."If you could see
  • 00:19:35.153 --> 00:19:37.789
  • If you could seehow many enemy forces
  • 00:19:37.789 --> 00:19:39.791
  • how many enemy forcesare following you around
  • 00:19:39.791 --> 00:19:41.226
  • are following you aroundto destroy you,
  • 00:19:41.226 --> 00:19:43.161
  • to destroy you,you would be terrified.
  • 00:19:43.161 --> 00:19:44.263
  • you would be terrified.I feel like the Lord
  • 00:19:44.263 --> 00:19:45.163
  • I feel like the Lordspoke to my heart,
  • 00:19:45.163 --> 00:19:45.998
  • spoke to my heart,and He said,
  • 00:19:45.998 --> 00:19:47.933
  • and He said,"If you had any idea
  • 00:19:47.933 --> 00:19:50.335
  • "If you had any ideahow many demons track you
  • 00:19:50.335 --> 00:19:52.170
  • how many demons track youand follow you..."
  • 00:19:52.170 --> 00:19:53.005
  • and follow you..."And the Bible said
  • 00:19:53.005 --> 00:19:54.773
  • And the Bible saidthat God said to Cain,
  • 00:19:54.773 --> 00:19:56.408
  • that God said to Cain,"If you don't wanna do right,
  • 00:19:56.408 --> 00:19:58.410
  • "If you don't wanna do right,sin lieth at the door."
  • 00:19:58.410 --> 00:19:59.678
  • sin lieth at the door."One translation said
  • 00:19:59.678 --> 00:20:01.980
  • One translation saidsin is crouched at the door.
  • 00:20:01.980 --> 00:20:03.482
  • sin is crouched at the door.Ready to pounce.
  • 00:20:03.482 --> 00:20:04.816
  • Ready to pounce.Ready to attack.
  • 00:20:04.816 --> 00:20:07.219
  • Ready to attack.There are demon forces
  • 00:20:07.219 --> 00:20:09.388
  • There are demon forcesthat follow us around,
  • 00:20:09.388 --> 00:20:11.123
  • that follow us around,and they are waiting
  • 00:20:11.123 --> 00:20:12.624
  • and they are waitingfor the opportunity
  • 00:20:12.624 --> 00:20:15.027
  • for the opportunityto take out the child of God.
  • 00:20:15.027 --> 00:20:15.794
  • to take out the child of God.If you could see
  • 00:20:15.794 --> 00:20:17.195
  • If you could seehow many enemy forces --
  • 00:20:17.195 --> 00:20:18.096
  • how many enemy forces --If somehow God
  • 00:20:18.096 --> 00:20:19.064
  • If somehow Godwould open your eyes,
  • 00:20:19.064 --> 00:20:20.399
  • would open your eyes,it would terrify you
  • 00:20:20.399 --> 00:20:21.600
  • it would terrify youhow many demons
  • 00:20:21.600 --> 00:20:22.868
  • how many demonsfollow your children.
  • 00:20:22.868 --> 00:20:23.902
  • follow your children.I know people get uncomfortable
  • 00:20:23.902 --> 00:20:24.903
  • I know people get uncomfortablewith the word demon,
  • 00:20:24.903 --> 00:20:26.138
  • with the word demon,but it's a Bible word.
  • 00:20:26.138 --> 00:20:27.139
  • but it's a Bible word.And Jesus cast ‘em out,
  • 00:20:27.139 --> 00:20:30.008
  • And Jesus cast ‘em out,and they're still around.
  • 00:20:30.008 --> 00:20:30.842
  • and they're still around.If we could see
  • 00:20:30.842 --> 00:20:32.110
  • If we could seethe spiritual battle
  • 00:20:32.110 --> 00:20:33.979
  • the spiritual battlethat is around our souls
  • 00:20:33.979 --> 00:20:35.180
  • that is around our soulsand around our families,
  • 00:20:35.180 --> 00:20:39.217
  • and around our families,it would terrify us.
  • 00:20:39.217 --> 00:20:41.186
  • it would terrify us.But I love the fact
  • 00:20:41.186 --> 00:20:43.255
  • But I love the factthat when his eyes got opened,
  • 00:20:43.255 --> 00:20:45.490
  • that when his eyes got opened,he saw that they that be with us
  • 00:20:45.490 --> 00:20:47.025
  • he saw that they that be with usare more than they
  • 00:20:47.025 --> 00:20:48.627
  • are more than theythat be with them.
  • 00:20:48.627 --> 00:20:50.629
  • that be with them.He saw angels.
  • 00:20:50.629 --> 00:20:52.030
  • He saw angels.He saw horses
  • 00:20:52.030 --> 00:20:53.598
  • He saw horsesand chariots of fire
  • 00:20:53.598 --> 00:20:55.167
  • and chariots of firethat were surrounding
  • 00:20:55.167 --> 00:20:56.635
  • that were surroundingthe man of God.
  • 00:20:56.635 --> 00:20:58.870
  • the man of God.And they smote that army,
  • 00:20:58.870 --> 00:21:00.272
  • And they smote that army,and they were blind.
  • 00:21:00.272 --> 00:21:02.708
  • and they were blind.And Elisha took the whole army
  • 00:21:02.708 --> 00:21:04.509
  • And Elisha took the whole armyinto his captivity,
  • 00:21:04.509 --> 00:21:05.243
  • into his captivity,and took ‘em
  • 00:21:05.243 --> 00:21:06.345
  • and took ‘emto the king of Israel,
  • 00:21:06.345 --> 00:21:07.679
  • to the king of Israel,and turned them over
  • 00:21:07.679 --> 00:21:09.448
  • and turned them overbecause they were blind.
  • 00:21:09.448 --> 00:21:10.482
  • because they were blind.I still believe
  • 00:21:10.482 --> 00:21:12.284
  • I still believein divine protection.
  • 00:21:12.284 --> 00:21:13.652
  • in divine protection.I still believe
  • 00:21:13.652 --> 00:21:14.519
  • I still believethat the only reason
  • 00:21:14.519 --> 00:21:16.455
  • that the only reasonthat I'm standing up here today
  • 00:21:16.455 --> 00:21:18.957
  • that I'm standing up here todayis I know demons are all around,
  • 00:21:18.957 --> 00:21:19.991
  • is I know demons are all around,but the angels
  • 00:21:19.991 --> 00:21:21.560
  • but the angelsare bigger around.
  • 00:21:21.560 --> 00:21:22.361
  • are bigger around.And the fire
  • 00:21:22.361 --> 00:21:24.363
  • And the fireof the wall of God is --
  • 00:21:24.363 --> 00:21:25.163
  • of the wall of God is --I have a wall
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  • I have a wallof fire around me.
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  • of fire around me.Hell ain't in charge of my life.
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  • Hell ain't in charge of my life.There's nothing more powerful
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  • There's nothing more powerfulthan the blood of Jesus.
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  • than the blood of Jesus.The name of Jesus and the power
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  • The name of Jesus and the powerof the Holy Spirit on your life.
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  • of the Holy Spirit on your life.Somebody needs to say they
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  • Somebody needs to say theythat be with me are more
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  • that be with me are morethan they that be with them.
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  • than they that be with them.Clap your hands and shout
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  • Clap your hands and shoutif you believe it.
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  • if you believe it.Turn to somebody and say,
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  • Turn to somebody and say,your family is surrounded
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  • your family is surroundedwith chariots of fire.
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  • with chariots of fire.Horses of fire.
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  • Horses of fire.If your children
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  • If your childrenget covered up in dirt,
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  • get covered up in dirt,something in them's
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  • something in them'sgonna be crying out
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  • gonna be crying outwhile they're doing wrong.
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  • while they're doing wrong.God'll hear ‘em.
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  • I know the devil can see me.
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  • I know the devil can see me.Every now and then,
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  • Every now and then,I see one in my bedroom.
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  • I see one in my bedroom.[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]I do.
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  • I do.I'm not being
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  • I'm not beingsuper-spiritual,
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  • super-spiritual,but every now and then,
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  • but every now and then,I'll have a demon visit me.
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  • I'll have a demon visit me.Y'all are --
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  • Y'all are --"I invited my neighbor,
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  • "I invited my neighbor,and they're gonna think
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  • and they're gonna thinkwe're nuts."
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  • we're nuts."No.
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  • No.Welcome to
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  • Welcome tospiritual warfare.
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  • spiritual warfare.I know.
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  • I know.I know it's real.
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  • I know it's real.But I've learned
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  • But I've learnedwhen I do feel that presence,
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  • when I do feel that presence,and wake up in the middle
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  • and wake up in the middleof the night and feel evil,
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  • of the night and feel evil,and see some figure
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  • and see some figureat the foot of my bed
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  • at the foot of my bedto just turn over
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  • to just turn overand say the name
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  • and say the namethat is above every name.
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  • that is above every name.In the name of Jesus,
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  • In the name of Jesus,you get out of here.
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  • you get out of here.You are illegal
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  • You are illegalon this property.
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  • on this property.This belongs to Jesus.
  • 00:23:09.000 --> 00:23:10.735
  • This belongs to Jesus.And you'll flip back over,
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  • And you'll flip back over,and they'll flee.
  • 00:23:12.938 --> 00:23:14.105
  • and they'll flee.They'll flee
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  • Shout my family
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  • Shout my familyis surrounded.
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  • is surrounded.- CONGREGATION: My family
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  • - Thank you so much
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  • - Thank you so muchfor being with us today
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  • for being with us todayon Kingdom Connection.
  • 00:23:36.628 --> 00:23:38.063
  • on Kingdom Connection.It's because of you
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  • It's because of youwe're on television right now.
  • 00:23:40.265 --> 00:23:41.433
  • we're on television right now.Why don't you just repeat
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  • Why don't you just repeatthis prayer after me.
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  • this prayer after me."Lord, Jesus."
  • 00:23:43.768 --> 00:23:44.703
  • "Lord, Jesus."Just say those words.
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  • Just say those words."Lord, Jesus
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  • "Lord, Jesuscome into my heart.
  • 00:23:47.572 --> 00:23:49.374
  • come into my heart.You died and shed your blood
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  • You died and shed your bloodto forgive me,
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  • to forgive me,and rose again
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  • and rose againto live through me.
  • 00:23:54.679 --> 00:23:56.681
  • to live through me.I give You my life,
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  • I give You my life,give me Your peace,
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  • give me Your peace,give me Your help,
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  • give me Your help,give me Your purpose
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  • give me Your purposefor my life.
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  • for my life.In Jesus' name.
  • 00:24:05.657 --> 00:24:08.193
  • In Jesus' name.I don't wanna be alone anymore.
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  • I don't wanna be alone anymore.Amen, and amen."
  • 00:24:10.962 --> 00:24:12.797
  • 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,
  • 00:24:30.615 --> 00:24:31.516
  • you'll sense the presence,the peace,
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  • the peace,and the goodness of God.
  • 00:24:33.652 --> 00:24:34.886
  • 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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  • 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
  • 00:24:52.837 --> 00:24:54.439
  • 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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  • for being hereis to preach the Gospel
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  • is to preach the Gospelof Jesus Christ
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  • of Jesus Christto 200 nations
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  • to 200 nationsthrough this broadcast
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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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  • of every believer.
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  • - We hope you've enjoyed
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  • this teaching
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  • and thank you
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