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When God Declares War

Watch When God Declares War
December 8, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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When God Declares War

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  • - In Judges 5,
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  • - In Judges 5,the Bible has a profound verse.
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  • the Bible has a profound verse.God is about to declare war
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  • God is about to declare warupon His enemies,
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  • upon His enemies,the people who have attacked
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  • the people who have attackedand harassed Israel.
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  • and harassed Israel.Sisera, the king, and his fierce
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  • Sisera, the king, and his fiercearmy of 600 chariots of iron
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  • army of 600 chariots of ironand God says,
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  • and God says,"I'm declaring war against
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  • "I'm declaring war againstthe enemies of My people."
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  • the enemies of My people."When God declares war,
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  • When God declares war,verse two said,
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  • verse two said,"The people willingly
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  • "The people willinglyoffered themselves."
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  • offered themselves."Nobody had to beg them.
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  • Nobody had to beg them.Nobody had to plead with them.
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  • Nobody had to plead with them.They willingly offered
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  • They willingly offeredthemselves to join the battle
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  • themselves to join the battleand march in to the field
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  • and march in to the fieldand fight the battle,
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  • and fight the battle,the fight of the Lord.
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  • the fight of the Lord.Verse four said that when God
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  • Verse four said that when Godwent to war, that the earth
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  • went to war, that the earthnoticed it,
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  • noticed it,the earth that God made.
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  • the earth that God made.And the earth began to tremble.
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  • And the earth began to tremble.The earth said, "If God,
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  • The earth said, "If God,my Creator, is going to war
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  • my Creator, is going to warwith someone, I'm not going
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  • with someone, I'm not goingto sit idly by and watch,"
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  • to sit idly by and watch,"and it began to shake
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  • and it began to shakeand it began -- can you imagine
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  • and it began -- can you imaginetrying to fight and under you,
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  • trying to fight and under you,the ground,
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  • the ground,you're in an earthquake?
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  • you're in an earthquake?Not only that,
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  • Not only that,but then the heavens dropped.
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  • but then the heavens dropped.That's a reference to the dew
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  • That's a reference to the dewand to the fog.
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  • and to the fog.God doesn't play fair,
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  • God doesn't play fair,and when He decides to fight,
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  • and when He decides to fight,He's got the ground under
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  • He's got the ground underHis enemies shaking
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  • His enemies shakingand it's like creation knows
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  • and it's like creation knowswho their Creator is and when
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  • who their Creator is and whenthey saw God fighting
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  • they saw God fightingthe enemies of God's people
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  • the enemies of God's peopleand God's kingdom,
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  • and God's kingdom,then the scripture said
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  • then the scripture saidthat the heavens came low,
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  • that the heavens came low,fog set in.
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  • fog set in.They can't even see hardly
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  • They can't even see hardlyin front of themselves.
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  • in front of themselves.And then, the clouds
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  • And then, the cloudsand the sky said,
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  • and the sky said,"Well, if God's going to fight,
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  • "Well, if God's going to fight,then I want to get
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  • then I want to getin the fight.
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  • in the fight.I don't know what I can do.
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  • I don't know what I can do.I can't preach.
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  • I can't preach.I can't sing.
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  • I can't sing.I can't swing an ax;
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  • I can't swing an ax;but you know what I can do?"
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  • but you know what I can do?"this is a cloud up in heaven.
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  • this is a cloud up in heaven."I can rain and I'll pour down
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  • "I can rain and I'll pour downrain and get those chariot
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  • rain and get those chariotwheels to spinning in mud holes.
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  • wheels to spinning in mud holes.I'll do my part.
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  • I'll do my part.I'm going to participate
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  • I'm going to participate'cause God's going to war."
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  • 'cause God's going to war."And the rain, the clouds
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  • And the rain, the cloudsdropped water.
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  • dropped water.And then the mountains laid low.
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  • And then the mountains laid low.If they tried to hide and run
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  • If they tried to hide and runand get in a cave,
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  • and get in a cave,the mountains said, "I'm going
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  • the mountains said, "I'm goingto lay low and they ain't going
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  • to lay low and they ain't goingto be able to use me for cover."
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  • to be able to use me for cover."Everything's cooperating
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  • Everything's cooperatingwith God fighting His enemies.
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  • with God fighting His enemies.And Deborah said,
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  • And Deborah said,"I'll sing my song
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  • "I'll sing my songand assist God in His battle.
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  • and assist God in His battle.I'm a woman.
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  • I'm a woman.I'm a female
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  • I'm a femalein a male-dominated society,"
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  • in a male-dominated society,"back then; but she said,
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  • back then; but she said,"I've got a song and it may
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  • "I've got a song and it maynot be much but I'm going
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  • not be much but I'm goingto put my song in assistance
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  • to put my song in assistancewith God fighting His enemies."
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  • with God fighting His enemies."Then verse 19, it says that
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  • Then verse 19, it says thatthe stars fight from heaven.
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  • the stars fight from heaven.How do the stars fight?
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  • How do the stars fight?Stars were moving,
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  • Stars were moving,are not moving.
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  • are not moving.They're fixed.
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  • They're fixed.And that's how people
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  • And that's how peopleback then directed.
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  • back then directed.They got directions
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  • They got directionsfrom the stars.
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  • from the stars.The way the Magi knew where
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  • The way the Magi knew whereto go was to follow the star.
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  • to go was to follow the star.And so they use the stars
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  • And so they use the starsthat are fixed in position.
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  • that are fixed in position.But this day, the stars said,
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  • But this day, the stars said,"Oh, my Creator, the One
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  • "Oh, my Creator, the Onewho named me,
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  • who named me,hung me and named me by name,"
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  • hung me and named me by name,"'cause the Bible
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  • 'cause the Biblesaid He named every star.
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  • said He named every star.And the star says,
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  • And the star says,"Well, if my Creator is fighting
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  • "Well, if my Creator is fightinga battle, I'll tell you what
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  • a battle, I'll tell you whatI'm going to do.
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  • I'm going to do.I'm going to hide behind
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  • I'm going to hide behindsomething and I'm going to turn
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  • something and I'm going to turnthe light little deal down
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  • the light little deal downon my little star and they're
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  • on my little star and they'regoing to lose their direction
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  • going to lose their directiondown there on the battlefield
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  • down there on the battlefield'cause the fog's on 'em
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  • 'cause the fog's on 'emand the earth's shaking
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  • and the earth's shakingunder 'em and it's raining.
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  • under 'em and it's raining.They're just in a mess
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  • They're just in a messand I'm not going to help 'em
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  • and I'm not going to help 'ema bit."
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  • a bit."Aren't you glad we have God
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  • Aren't you glad we have Godon our side?
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  • on our side?And then, verse 21 said
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  • And then, verse 21 saidthat the river said,
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  • that the river said,"Well, if God's in a battle,
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  • "Well, if God's in a battle,bless God, His enemies are my
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  • bless God, His enemies are myenemies and I'm going to make
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  • enemies and I'm going to makethe river really get
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  • the river really getto running wild.
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  • to running wild.I'm going to get
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  • I'm going to getthe undercurrent really
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  • the undercurrent reallygoing strong.
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  • going strong.And all you've got to do
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  • And all you've got to dois if you see one of those
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  • is if you see one of thoseenemies, just shove 'em into
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  • enemies, just shove 'em intothe river and I'll take 'em
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  • the river and I'll take 'emunder, and they're not coming
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  • under, and they're not comingback up.
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  • back up.I'll fight with God."
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  • I'll fight with God."The river even got in on it.
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  • The river even got in on it.Heaven has declared war.
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  • Heaven has declared war.And when heaven has declared
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  • And when heaven has declaredwar, all of the creation
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  • war, all of the creationgets in agreement
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  • gets in agreementand in the battle, fighting.
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  • and in the battle, fighting.They're not sitting by,
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  • They're not sitting by,watching the battle.
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  • watching the battle.And I want to tell you today
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  • And I want to tell you todaythat heaven has declared war
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  • that heaven has declared waron demonism.
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  • on demonism.Heaven has declared war
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  • Heaven has declared waron carnality and sin and sorrow
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  • on carnality and sin and sorrowand guilt and condemnation.
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  • and guilt and condemnation.Heaven has declared war
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  • Heaven has declared waron addiction and alcoholism
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  • on addiction and alcoholismand depression and fear.
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  • and depression and fear.Heaven has declared war
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  • Heaven has declared waron abortion and on sins that
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  • on abortion and on sins thatare sexual, that are destroying
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  • are sexual, that are destroyingpeople's lives.
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  • people's lives.Heaven has declared war
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  • Heaven has declared waron carnality and lukewarmness.
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  • on carnality and lukewarmness.And the call of the Spirit
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  • And the call of the Spiritis "All hands on deck".
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  • is "All hands on deck".Everybody needs to enlist,
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  • Everybody needs to enlist,involve, and invest.
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  • involve, and invest.Not one of us must stand
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  • Not one of us must standby with our hands
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  • by with our handsin our pockets,
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  • in our pockets,watching the battle,
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  • watching the battle,and doing nothing;
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  • and doing nothing;idly standing by.
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  • idly standing by.What I'm saying to you
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  • What I'm saying to youis when all of this happens,
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  • is when all of this happens,suddenly the Bible said
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  • suddenly the Bible saidan angel notices that
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  • an angel notices thateverything God created
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  • everything God createdis fighting the battle,
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  • is fighting the battle,every person willingly gave
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  • every person willingly gavethemselves to fight the battle.
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  • themselves to fight the battle.But there was one tribe
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  • But there was one tribecalled the tribe of Meroz,
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  • called the tribe of Meroz,and the scripture said
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  • and the scripture saidin verse 23 an angel noticed
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  • in verse 23 an angel noticedthem standing idle with their
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  • them standing idle with theirhands in their pockets
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  • hands in their pocketsduring a time when God had
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  • during a time when God haddecided to go to war.
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  • decided to go to war.And they're standing there doing
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  • And they're standing there doingnothing but watching.
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  • nothing but watching.And the angel,
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  • And the angel,under the inspiration of God,
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  • under the inspiration of God,says, "I curse you Meroz,
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  • says, "I curse you Meroz,the tribe of Meroz.
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  • the tribe of Meroz.I curse you,
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  • I curse you,this people of Meroz.
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  • this people of Meroz.I curse you bitterly.
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  • I curse you bitterly.I place a curse upon you."
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  • I place a curse upon you."Why?
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  • Why?Why would God bitterly
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  • Why would God bitterlycurse these people?
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  • curse these people?Were they committing
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  • Were they committingsome horrible sin?
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  • some horrible sin?Were they doing something awful?
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  • Were they doing something awful?You know what they were doing?
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  • You know what they were doing?They were standing by, inactive.
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  • They were standing by, inactive.He cursed them bitterly
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  • He cursed them bitterlybecause God said,
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  • because God said,"I'm in a battle
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  • "I'm in a battleand you're not going
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  • and you're not goingto help the Lord."
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  • to help the Lord."The scripture said that God
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  • The scripture said that Godwas in a battle and
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  • was in a battle and"you came not to help the Lord
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  • "you came not to help the Lordagainst His enemies."
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  • against His enemies."When God declares war,
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  • When God declares war,and He has, it's time
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  • and He has, it's timefor the people of God
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  • for the people of Godto willingly give themselves.
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  • to willingly give themselves.And this scripture teaches
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  • And this scripture teachesthat if we don't get involved
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  • that if we don't get involvedin the battle,
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  • in the battle,a curse comes upon us
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  • a curse comes upon usthat is a bitter curse.
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  • that is a bitter curse.No one can stand by in a time
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  • No one can stand by in a timelike this and not be involved
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  • like this and not be involvedin the warfare.
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  • in the warfare.Matthew 12 puts it like this.
  • 00:07:28.693 --> 00:07:30.662
  • Matthew 12 puts it like this.Jesus said, "He that is not
  • 00:07:30.662 --> 00:07:34.232
  • Jesus said, "He that is notwith Me is against Me.
  • 00:07:34.232 --> 00:07:35.800
  • with Me is against Me.He that does not gather
  • 00:07:35.800 --> 00:07:40.138
  • He that does not gatherwith Me scatters abroad."
  • 00:07:40.138 --> 00:07:41.039
  • with Me scatters abroad."In other words,
  • 00:07:41.039 --> 00:07:42.541
  • In other words,Jesus is saying there
  • 00:07:42.541 --> 00:07:44.142
  • Jesus is saying thereis no neutrality
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  • is no neutralityin a time like this.
  • 00:07:45.944 --> 00:07:48.113
  • in a time like this.If heaven has declared war
  • 00:07:48.113 --> 00:07:50.549
  • If heaven has declared waron sin, on shame, on guilt,
  • 00:07:50.549 --> 00:07:51.883
  • on sin, on shame, on guilt,on the powers of Satan
  • 00:07:51.883 --> 00:07:53.151
  • on the powers of Satandestroying people's lives,
  • 00:07:53.151 --> 00:07:56.154
  • destroying people's lives,there is no place of neutrality
  • 00:07:56.154 --> 00:07:58.056
  • there is no place of neutralityfor any of us.
  • 00:07:58.056 --> 00:07:59.457
  • for any of us.There is no middle ground.
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  • There is no middle ground.It has vanished.
  • 00:08:00.792 --> 00:08:01.593
  • It has vanished.You're either part
  • 00:08:01.593 --> 00:08:03.361
  • You're either partof the solution or you're part
  • 00:08:03.361 --> 00:08:04.596
  • of the solution or you're partof the problem.
  • 00:08:04.596 --> 00:08:06.264
  • of the problem.You've got to get in or get
  • 00:08:06.264 --> 00:08:08.166
  • You've got to get in or getout, but you cannot sit on
  • 00:08:08.166 --> 00:08:09.568
  • out, but you cannot sit onthe sidelines without
  • 00:08:09.568 --> 00:08:12.304
  • the sidelines withouta curse coming on you.
  • 00:08:12.304 --> 00:08:13.405
  • a curse coming on you.This is strong, isn't it?
  • 00:08:13.405 --> 00:08:14.272
  • This is strong, isn't it?Come on and clap
  • 00:08:14.272 --> 00:08:17.509
  • Come on and clapif you're going to clap.
  • 00:08:17.509 --> 00:08:21.212
  • if you're going to clap.The greatest battle that we
  • 00:08:21.212 --> 00:08:24.416
  • The greatest battle that wehave is not with sin, Satan,
  • 00:08:24.416 --> 00:08:26.284
  • have is not with sin, Satan,or society.
  • 00:08:26.284 --> 00:08:28.687
  • or society.It is with boredom.
  • 00:08:28.687 --> 00:08:30.989
  • It is with boredom.Masses of people who profess
  • 00:08:30.989 --> 00:08:35.360
  • Masses of people who professChrist come to church when they
  • 00:08:35.360 --> 00:08:38.663
  • Christ come to church when theyfeel like it and they serve God
  • 00:08:38.663 --> 00:08:40.465
  • feel like it and they serve Godout of boredom.
  • 00:08:40.465 --> 00:08:42.000
  • out of boredom.They're not involved.
  • 00:08:42.000 --> 00:08:44.069
  • They're not involved.They sit on the sidelines
  • 00:08:44.069 --> 00:08:45.870
  • They sit on the sidelinesand they watch the war
  • 00:08:45.870 --> 00:08:50.008
  • and they watch the warbut never get into the battle.
  • 00:08:50.008 --> 00:08:52.077
  • but never get into the battle.Who's on the Lord's side?
  • 00:08:52.077 --> 00:08:54.713
  • Who's on the Lord's side?Who in this hour will rise
  • 00:08:54.713 --> 00:08:55.847
  • Who in this hour will riseto their feet and say,
  • 00:08:55.847 --> 00:08:58.116
  • to their feet and say,"I willingly offer myself
  • 00:08:58.116 --> 00:08:59.351
  • "I willingly offer myselfunto the Lord"?
  • 00:08:59.351 --> 00:09:01.186
  • unto the Lord"?If the stars will fight,
  • 00:09:01.186 --> 00:09:02.921
  • If the stars will fight,if the horses will tramp,
  • 00:09:02.921 --> 00:09:05.490
  • if the horses will tramp,if the earth shakes,
  • 00:09:05.490 --> 00:09:07.125
  • if the earth shakes,if the clouds rain,
  • 00:09:07.125 --> 00:09:08.893
  • if the clouds rain,why in the world would I,
  • 00:09:08.893 --> 00:09:09.728
  • why in the world would I,if I've been washed
  • 00:09:09.728 --> 00:09:10.629
  • if I've been washedin the blood,
  • 00:09:10.629 --> 00:09:12.197
  • in the blood,filled with the Holy Spirit --
  • 00:09:12.197 --> 00:09:13.765
  • filled with the Holy Spirit --I have gifts and talents
  • 00:09:13.765 --> 00:09:14.699
  • I have gifts and talentsand abilities.
  • 00:09:14.699 --> 00:09:16.735
  • and abilities.God can use me.
  • 00:09:16.735 --> 00:09:22.807
  • God can use me.I need to get in the fight.
  • 00:09:22.807 --> 00:09:23.842
  • I need to get in the fight.There's no retirement
  • 00:09:23.842 --> 00:09:26.044
  • There's no retirementfrom this battle.
  • 00:09:26.044 --> 00:09:27.646
  • from this battle.There's no place where you reach
  • 00:09:27.646 --> 00:09:28.980
  • There's no place where you reachwhere you're finally safe.
  • 00:09:28.980 --> 00:09:30.382
  • where you're finally safe.As long as you're in the flesh,
  • 00:09:30.382 --> 00:09:34.052
  • As long as you're in the flesh,you're in a battle.
  • 00:09:34.052 --> 00:09:35.553
  • you're in a battle.And we will suffer the curse
  • 00:09:35.553 --> 00:09:40.392
  • And we will suffer the curseof Meroz if we do not fight.
  • 00:09:40.392 --> 00:09:41.359
  • of Meroz if we do not fight.You're either fighting
  • 00:09:41.359 --> 00:09:42.494
  • You're either fightingor you're falling,
  • 00:09:42.494 --> 00:09:44.496
  • or you're falling,but you're not doing nothing
  • 00:09:44.496 --> 00:09:47.432
  • but you're not doing nothingand getting by with it.
  • 00:09:47.432 --> 00:09:48.500
  • and getting by with it.All you have to do
  • 00:09:48.500 --> 00:09:52.871
  • All you have to doto go to hell is nothing.
  • 00:09:52.871 --> 00:09:55.206
  • to go to hell is nothing.And I'll prove it.
  • 00:09:55.206 --> 00:09:56.341
  • And I'll prove it.The servant was given two
  • 00:09:56.341 --> 00:09:59.377
  • The servant was given twotalents in Matthew 25,
  • 00:09:59.377 --> 00:10:03.048
  • talents in Matthew 25,and the Bible called him wicked,
  • 00:10:03.048 --> 00:10:05.250
  • and the Bible called him wicked,not because of immorality.
  • 00:10:05.250 --> 00:10:07.085
  • slothful, he was unprofitable;
  • 00:10:10.355 --> 00:10:13.224
  • he was wicked because he did not
  • 00:10:13.224 --> 00:10:18.463
  • use what God had given him.
  • 00:10:18.463 --> 00:10:20.031
  • He didn't ever put what he
  • 00:10:20.031 --> 00:10:23.635
  • had into the fight.
  • 00:10:23.635 --> 00:10:25.270
  • Don't tell me that God has not
  • 00:10:25.270 --> 00:10:27.305
  • given you something.
  • 00:10:27.305 --> 00:10:28.940
  • He has given you something.
  • 00:10:28.940 --> 00:10:30.475
  • And when He goes to war
  • 00:10:30.475 --> 00:10:32.243
  • and His kingdom goes to war
  • 00:10:32.243 --> 00:10:33.978
  • to save souls and to bring our
  • 00:10:33.978 --> 00:10:36.347
  • King back, we are not to have
  • 00:10:36.347 --> 00:10:38.483
  • sitting back,
  • 00:10:39.517 --> 00:10:42.153
  • sitting back,unused talents that we hold
  • 00:10:42.153 --> 00:10:43.988
  • unused talents that we holdback and never offer
  • 00:10:43.988 --> 00:10:47.459
  • back and never offerto the kingdom of God.
  • 00:10:47.459 --> 00:10:48.626
  • to the kingdom of God.The Bible said because
  • 00:10:48.626 --> 00:10:50.995
  • The Bible said becausehe did nothing with what he was
  • 00:10:50.995 --> 00:10:53.598
  • he did nothing with what he wasgiven, the Bible called him
  • 00:10:53.598 --> 00:10:56.000
  • given, the Bible called hima wicked, unprofitable,
  • 00:10:56.000 --> 00:10:59.137
  • a wicked, unprofitable,slothful servant.
  • 00:10:59.137 --> 00:11:01.706
  • slothful servant.There's something you can do.
  • 00:11:01.706 --> 00:11:02.907
  • There's something you can do.There's a gift you have.
  • 00:11:02.907 --> 00:11:04.375
  • There's a gift you have.There's a talent you have.
  • 00:11:04.375 --> 00:11:05.677
  • There's a talent you have.There's an ability
  • 00:11:05.677 --> 00:11:08.546
  • There's an abilitythat you have.
  • 00:11:08.546 --> 00:11:11.349
  • that you have.There is a high unemployment
  • 00:11:11.349 --> 00:11:14.953
  • There is a high unemploymentrate in the church today.
  • 00:11:14.953 --> 00:11:16.354
  • rate in the church today.We must get involved
  • 00:11:16.354 --> 00:11:18.723
  • We must get involvedwith the work of the Lord.
  • 00:11:18.723 --> 00:11:20.325
  • with the work of the Lord.There is a huge invisible
  • 00:11:20.325 --> 00:11:23.728
  • There is a huge invisiblesign in front of every church,
  • 00:11:23.728 --> 00:11:25.630
  • sign in front of every church,and it reads, "Help Wanted:
  • 00:11:25.630 --> 00:11:28.533
  • and it reads, "Help Wanted:Apply Inside".
  • 00:11:28.533 --> 00:11:30.034
  • Apply Inside"."The harvest is plenteous,"
  • 00:11:30.034 --> 00:11:31.736
  • "The harvest is plenteous,"Jesus said,
  • 00:11:31.736 --> 00:11:35.707
  • Jesus said,"but the laborers are few."
  • 00:11:35.707 --> 00:11:37.942
  • "but the laborers are few."There's not a few sitters;
  • 00:11:37.942 --> 00:11:40.945
  • There's not a few sitters;there's a few laborers.
  • 00:11:40.945 --> 00:11:43.381
  • there's a few laborers.We need preachers.
  • 00:11:43.381 --> 00:11:45.784
  • We need preachers.We need worship leaders.
  • 00:11:45.784 --> 00:11:48.319
  • We need worship leaders.We need prayer warriors.
  • 00:11:48.319 --> 00:11:50.455
  • We need prayer warriors.We need musicians.
  • 00:11:50.455 --> 00:11:52.590
  • We need musicians.We need volunteers.
  • 00:11:52.590 --> 00:11:54.859
  • We need volunteers.We need people to run cameras
  • 00:11:54.859 --> 00:11:57.095
  • We need people to run camerasand minister to our children
  • 00:11:57.095 --> 00:11:58.897
  • and minister to our childrenand do all the works
  • 00:11:58.897 --> 00:12:00.999
  • and do all the worksof the ministry that happen
  • 00:12:00.999 --> 00:12:02.867
  • of the ministry that happenday in and day out.
  • 00:12:02.867 --> 00:12:05.036
  • day in and day out.It only happens when the people
  • 00:12:05.036 --> 00:12:08.072
  • It only happens when the peopleoffer themselves willingly.
  • 00:12:08.072 --> 00:12:10.308
  • offer themselves willingly.God is going to war.
  • 00:12:10.308 --> 00:12:13.778
  • God is going to war.Who's on the Lord's side?
  • 00:12:13.778 --> 00:12:15.747
  • Who's on the Lord's side?"Well, I don't
  • 00:12:15.747 --> 00:12:17.482
  • "Well, I don'thave a job right now."
  • 00:12:17.482 --> 00:12:19.117
  • have a job right now."Yes, you do.
  • 00:12:19.117 --> 00:12:20.251
  • Yes, you do.If you don't have a job,
  • 00:12:20.251 --> 00:12:22.587
  • If you don't have a job,why are you not praying?
  • 00:12:22.587 --> 00:12:23.855
  • why are you not praying?You ought to be coming to church
  • 00:12:23.855 --> 00:12:24.789
  • You ought to be coming to churchand praying three or four
  • 00:12:24.789 --> 00:12:25.857
  • and praying three or fourhours a day.
  • 00:12:25.857 --> 00:12:26.925
  • hours a day.If you'd do that instead
  • 00:12:26.925 --> 00:12:27.892
  • If you'd do that insteadof sit around waiting
  • 00:12:27.892 --> 00:12:29.394
  • of sit around waitingon somebody to call you,
  • 00:12:29.394 --> 00:12:30.428
  • on somebody to call you,you would be amazed
  • 00:12:30.428 --> 00:12:31.796
  • you would be amazedat the opportunities that would
  • 00:12:31.796 --> 00:12:34.499
  • at the opportunities that wouldcome your way.
  • 00:12:34.499 --> 00:12:35.366
  • come your way."Well, I think I'm going
  • 00:12:35.366 --> 00:12:36.201
  • "Well, I think I'm goingto retire."
  • 00:12:36.201 --> 00:12:37.235
  • to retire."It's fine to retire
  • 00:12:37.235 --> 00:12:38.703
  • It's fine to retirefrom your job, but you can never
  • 00:12:38.703 --> 00:12:40.338
  • from your job, but you can neverretire from this army
  • 00:12:40.338 --> 00:12:42.273
  • retire from this armyI'm talking about.
  • 00:12:42.273 --> 00:12:43.341
  • I'm talking about.If you don't have a job
  • 00:12:43.341 --> 00:12:44.876
  • If you don't have a joband you're a senior citizen,
  • 00:12:44.876 --> 00:12:46.744
  • and you're a senior citizen,I deputize you to become
  • 00:12:46.744 --> 00:12:48.513
  • I deputize you to becomea prayer warrior and start
  • 00:12:48.513 --> 00:12:50.515
  • a prayer warrior and startpraying and volunteering
  • 00:12:50.515 --> 00:12:52.951
  • praying and volunteeringand doing something in the army.
  • 00:12:52.951 --> 00:12:54.219
  • and doing something in the army.Whatever you can do --
  • 00:12:54.219 --> 00:12:56.554
  • Whatever you can do --Jesus, use me and, oh, lord
  • 00:12:56.554 --> 00:13:00.191
  • Jesus, use me and, oh, lorddon't refuse me.
  • 00:13:00.191 --> 00:13:01.960
  • don't refuse me.Let God have your gift
  • 00:13:01.960 --> 00:13:06.564
  • Let God have your giftfree of charge.
  • 00:13:06.564 --> 00:13:09.067
  • free of charge.If you can paint, paint.
  • 00:13:09.067 --> 00:13:09.767
  • If you can paint, paint.If you can run
  • 00:13:09.767 --> 00:13:10.802
  • If you can runa vacuum cleaner --
  • 00:13:10.802 --> 00:13:11.836
  • a vacuum cleaner --This is how they used to preach
  • 00:13:11.836 --> 00:13:12.804
  • This is how they used to preachwhen I was coming up.
  • 00:13:12.804 --> 00:13:13.805
  • when I was coming up.We didn't hire all of these
  • 00:13:13.805 --> 00:13:15.840
  • We didn't hire all of thesepeople to do all this stuff.
  • 00:13:15.840 --> 00:13:17.542
  • people to do all this stuff.They assigned families.
  • 00:13:17.542 --> 00:13:18.910
  • They assigned families.In the way that we came up,
  • 00:13:18.910 --> 00:13:20.078
  • In the way that we came up,they assigned families
  • 00:13:20.078 --> 00:13:21.412
  • they assigned familiesand the family had to cut
  • 00:13:21.412 --> 00:13:23.581
  • and the family had to cutthe grass that week.
  • 00:13:23.581 --> 00:13:24.482
  • the grass that week.I can't get no amens.
  • 00:13:24.482 --> 00:13:26.484
  • I can't get no amens.I said the family,
  • 00:13:26.484 --> 00:13:28.353
  • I said the family,the family had to cut the grass
  • 00:13:28.353 --> 00:13:30.088
  • the family had to cut the grassthat week.
  • 00:13:30.088 --> 00:13:32.323
  • that week.The family had to vacuum clean
  • 00:13:32.323 --> 00:13:33.892
  • The family had to vacuum cleanthe church that Sunday.
  • 00:13:33.892 --> 00:13:36.094
  • the church that Sunday.Somebody had to do something.
  • 00:13:36.094 --> 00:13:37.662
  • Somebody had to do something.It wasn't this free,
  • 00:13:37.662 --> 00:13:40.365
  • It wasn't this free,cheap salvation that gives me
  • 00:13:40.365 --> 00:13:45.103
  • cheap salvation that gives meeverything and costs me nothing.
  • 00:13:45.103 --> 00:13:45.937
  • everything and costs me nothing.Well, I don't care.
  • 00:13:45.937 --> 00:13:47.338
  • Well, I don't care.I'm just a preacher.
  • 00:13:47.338 --> 00:13:48.273
  • I'm just a preacher.I've got a license to do
  • 00:13:48.273 --> 00:13:49.207
  • I've got a license to dowhat I'm doing,
  • 00:13:49.207 --> 00:13:50.141
  • what I'm doing,so I'll do it whether you
  • 00:13:50.141 --> 00:13:51.809
  • so I'll do it whether youlike it or you don't.
  • 00:13:51.809 --> 00:13:53.745
  • like it or you don't.I'm preaching about what we
  • 00:13:53.745 --> 00:13:55.680
  • I'm preaching about what weare to do when God is going
  • 00:13:55.680 --> 00:14:00.351
  • are to do when God is goingto war.
  • 00:14:00.351 --> 00:14:05.323
  • to war.Some people can drive a van.
  • 00:14:05.323 --> 00:14:07.926
  • Some people can drive a van.Some people can drive a shuttle.
  • 00:14:07.926 --> 00:14:09.794
  • Some people can drive a shuttle.We don't pay these people.
  • 00:14:09.794 --> 00:14:11.262
  • We don't pay these people.They get here at six o'clock,
  • 00:14:11.262 --> 00:14:13.765
  • They get here at six o'clock,get some coffee on,
  • 00:14:13.765 --> 00:14:16.868
  • get some coffee on,get on the bus, have a prayer,
  • 00:14:16.868 --> 00:14:19.404
  • get on the bus, have a prayer,go pick you up.
  • 00:14:19.404 --> 00:14:20.238
  • go pick you up.And they do it because
  • 00:14:20.238 --> 00:14:25.510
  • And they do it becausesomebody's got to do it.
  • 00:14:25.510 --> 00:14:27.845
  • somebody's got to do it.It's just that simple.
  • 00:14:27.845 --> 00:14:28.980
  • It's just that simple.I wrote this one down.
  • 00:14:28.980 --> 00:14:30.615
  • I wrote this one down.We need some people to go
  • 00:14:30.615 --> 00:14:32.951
  • We need some people to goto work and get rich and bless
  • 00:14:32.951 --> 00:14:36.154
  • to work and get rich and blessthe church.
  • 00:14:36.154 --> 00:14:37.021
  • the church.I don't want everybody
  • 00:14:37.021 --> 00:14:38.256
  • I don't want everybodypassing out bulletins.
  • 00:14:38.256 --> 00:14:41.259
  • passing out bulletins.I want some of you to go to work
  • 00:14:41.259 --> 00:14:42.827
  • I want some of you to go to workand get real successful
  • 00:14:42.827 --> 00:14:45.063
  • and get real successfuland abundantly rich and bless
  • 00:14:45.063 --> 00:14:46.698
  • and abundantly rich and blessthe church 'cause we can't
  • 00:14:46.698 --> 00:14:48.099
  • the church 'cause we can'tdo what we do unless
  • 00:14:48.099 --> 00:14:51.970
  • do what we do unlessyou do what you do.
  • 00:14:51.970 --> 00:14:55.540
  • you do what you do.I'm preaching good.
  • 00:14:55.540 --> 00:14:56.407
  • I'm preaching good.Turn to somebody and say,
  • 00:14:56.407 --> 00:15:00.812
  • Turn to somebody and say,"Get a job and get rich
  • 00:15:00.812 --> 00:15:05.683
  • "Get a job and get richand bless the church".
  • 00:15:05.683 --> 00:15:06.451
  • and bless the church".Need me to make it plainer
  • 00:15:06.451 --> 00:15:09.220
  • Need me to make it plainerthan that?
  • 00:15:09.220 --> 00:15:13.157
  • than that?Matthew 20:6 says they were
  • 00:15:13.157 --> 00:15:14.993
  • Matthew 20:6 says they werestanding around, they said,
  • 00:15:14.993 --> 00:15:16.894
  • standing around, they said,"Why stand you here all
  • 00:15:16.894 --> 00:15:19.630
  • "Why stand you here allthe day idle?"
  • 00:15:19.630 --> 00:15:20.465
  • the day idle?"The next part of the verse
  • 00:15:20.465 --> 00:15:22.200
  • The next part of the versesays why.
  • 00:15:22.200 --> 00:15:23.901
  • says why.And they said to Him,
  • 00:15:23.901 --> 00:15:35.046
  • And they said to Him,"Because no one hired us."
  • 00:15:35.046 --> 00:15:38.249
  • "Because no one hired us.""Nobody hired me.
  • 00:15:38.249 --> 00:15:39.884
  • "Nobody hired me.I'd do it for the Lord,
  • 00:15:39.884 --> 00:15:44.689
  • I'd do it for the Lord,but I got to get paid."
  • 00:15:44.689 --> 00:15:46.024
  • but I got to get paid."Everybody, pretty much,
  • 00:15:46.024 --> 00:15:47.825
  • Everybody, pretty much,on our staff, almost without
  • 00:15:47.825 --> 00:15:50.461
  • on our staff, almost withoutexception, everybody,
  • 00:15:50.461 --> 00:15:52.330
  • exception, everybody,including me, by the way,
  • 00:15:52.330 --> 00:15:53.664
  • including me, by the way,'cause I was a volunteer
  • 00:15:53.664 --> 00:15:55.066
  • 'cause I was a volunteerin my daddy's churches
  • 00:15:55.066 --> 00:15:57.068
  • in my daddy's churchesall my life.
  • 00:15:57.068 --> 00:15:58.002
  • all my life.If I would have said to my
  • 00:15:58.002 --> 00:15:59.570
  • If I would have said to mydaddy, "I cleaned the church
  • 00:15:59.570 --> 00:16:01.072
  • daddy, "I cleaned the churchand I cut the grass."
  • 00:16:01.072 --> 00:16:05.543
  • and I cut the grass."Our family, we did it all.
  • 00:16:05.543 --> 00:16:08.713
  • Our family, we did it all.I was a children's pastor.
  • 00:16:08.713 --> 00:16:11.015
  • I was a children's pastor.I was the drummer.
  • 00:16:11.015 --> 00:16:14.685
  • I was the drummer.I was the piano player.
  • 00:16:14.685 --> 00:16:16.587
  • I was the piano player.I was the singer.
  • 00:16:16.587 --> 00:16:18.689
  • I was the singer.And daddy was cheap and didn't
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  • And daddy was cheap and didn'tpay me one cent.
  • 00:16:22.060 --> 00:16:22.994
  • pay me one cent.And said, "I'll whip you
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  • And said, "I'll whip youif you don't do it good."
  • 00:16:25.463 --> 00:16:29.133
  • if you don't do it good."And that's the way I was raised.
  • 00:16:29.133 --> 00:16:29.867
  • And that's the way I was raised.That's just the way
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  • That's just the wayI was raised.
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  • I was raised.But pretty much everybody
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  • But pretty much everybodythat we hire, we don't hire 'em
  • 00:16:37.775 --> 00:16:39.210
  • that we hire, we don't hire 'emuntil they have offered
  • 00:16:39.210 --> 00:16:42.380
  • until they have offeredthemselves willingly in some
  • 00:16:42.380 --> 00:16:44.715
  • themselves willingly in somearea of volunteerism
  • 00:16:44.715 --> 00:16:46.918
  • area of volunteerismin this ministry and they,
  • 00:16:46.918 --> 00:16:50.088
  • in this ministry and they,like cream, rise to the top
  • 00:16:50.088 --> 00:16:51.989
  • like cream, rise to the topand they can't be held back
  • 00:16:51.989 --> 00:16:53.491
  • and they can't be held backanymore and it becomes obvious
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  • anymore and it becomes obviousto me and to others
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  • to me and to othersthat person has offered
  • 00:16:57.829 --> 00:16:59.597
  • that person has offeredthemselves willingly
  • 00:16:59.597 --> 00:17:00.598
  • themselves willinglyand they're not doing it
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  • and they're not doing itfor the money or the fame
  • 00:17:02.300 --> 00:17:03.167
  • for the money or the fameor nothing.
  • 00:17:03.167 --> 00:17:03.868
  • or nothing.They're doing it
  • 00:17:03.868 --> 00:17:05.470
  • They're doing itfor the glory of God.
  • 00:17:05.470 --> 00:17:06.537
  • for the glory of God.Come on and shout amen,
  • 00:17:06.537 --> 00:17:08.306
  • Come on and shout amen,somebody.
  • 00:17:08.306 --> 00:17:13.077
  • somebody.God has come to hire you today,
  • 00:17:13.077 --> 00:17:16.881
  • God has come to hire you today,and His wages are eternal.
  • 00:17:16.881 --> 00:17:19.684
  • and His wages are eternal.And you may not have a lot here,
  • 00:17:19.684 --> 00:17:21.285
  • And you may not have a lot here,but if you do it as unto
  • 00:17:21.285 --> 00:17:22.353
  • but if you do it as untothe Lord, when you get
  • 00:17:22.353 --> 00:17:23.287
  • the Lord, when you getto heaven,
  • 00:17:23.287 --> 00:17:26.257
  • to heaven,your reward will be great.
  • 00:17:26.257 --> 00:17:28.025
  • your reward will be great.Come on and praise God
  • 00:17:28.025 --> 00:17:29.760
  • Come on and praise Godfor every time you've given
  • 00:17:29.760 --> 00:17:31.195
  • for every time you've givenyourself willingly.
  • 00:17:31.195 --> 00:17:35.800
  • yourself willingly.God has seen it.
  • 00:17:35.800 --> 00:17:39.971
  • God has seen it.Mark 14:8 says that the woman
  • 00:17:39.971 --> 00:17:41.372
  • Mark 14:8 says that the womanbroke open the expensive
  • 00:17:41.372 --> 00:17:43.074
  • broke open the expensivealabaster box and began
  • 00:17:43.074 --> 00:17:46.711
  • alabaster box and beganto pour it on the feet of Jesus.
  • 00:17:46.711 --> 00:17:48.379
  • to pour it on the feet of Jesus.And Jesus immortalized her
  • 00:17:48.379 --> 00:17:51.616
  • And Jesus immortalized herwith these profound words.
  • 00:17:51.616 --> 00:17:52.817
  • with these profound words.He said, "Wherever the gospel
  • 00:17:52.817 --> 00:17:53.618
  • He said, "Wherever the gospelis preached,
  • 00:17:53.618 --> 00:17:55.119
  • is preached,she'll be remembered because she
  • 00:17:55.119 --> 00:18:00.825
  • she'll be remembered because shehas done what she could."
  • 00:18:00.825 --> 00:18:03.861
  • has done what she could."That's so strong.
  • 00:18:03.861 --> 00:18:08.633
  • That's so strong.She has done what she could.
  • 00:18:08.633 --> 00:18:10.168
  • She has done what she could.She has not tried to do what
  • 00:18:10.168 --> 00:18:11.569
  • She has not tried to do whatshe couldn't do.
  • 00:18:11.569 --> 00:18:16.240
  • she couldn't do.She has done what she could.
  • 00:18:16.240 --> 00:18:16.974
  • She has done what she could.I had a woman
  • 00:18:16.974 --> 00:18:17.775
  • I had a womanin the first service.
  • 00:18:17.775 --> 00:18:18.476
  • in the first service.Her name,
  • 00:18:18.476 --> 00:18:20.711
  • Her name,I call her Sister Jordan.
  • 00:18:20.711 --> 00:18:21.879
  • I call her Sister Jordan.She's been in this church
  • 00:18:21.879 --> 00:18:26.484
  • She's been in this churchfor decades and through every
  • 00:18:26.484 --> 00:18:27.752
  • for decades and through everybuilding program that we've
  • 00:18:27.752 --> 00:18:29.887
  • building program that we'veever been through.
  • 00:18:29.887 --> 00:18:31.055
  • ever been through.When we bought the land
  • 00:18:31.055 --> 00:18:32.757
  • When we bought the landat the old sanctuary down
  • 00:18:32.757 --> 00:18:35.560
  • at the old sanctuary downthe street and were building it,
  • 00:18:35.560 --> 00:18:37.261
  • the street and were building it,she's on a limited income,
  • 00:18:37.261 --> 00:18:39.964
  • she's on a limited income,you know, elderly, so on,
  • 00:18:39.964 --> 00:18:41.532
  • you know, elderly, so on,but Lord have mercy,
  • 00:18:41.532 --> 00:18:43.534
  • but Lord have mercy,Sister Jordan can cook the best
  • 00:18:43.534 --> 00:18:45.536
  • Sister Jordan can cook the bestcake you have ever,
  • 00:18:45.536 --> 00:18:46.671
  • cake you have ever,listen to me,
  • 00:18:46.671 --> 00:18:49.774
  • listen to me,you have ever put in your mouth.
  • 00:18:49.774 --> 00:18:51.075
  • you have ever put in your mouth.She makes me one as soon
  • 00:18:51.075 --> 00:18:53.744
  • She makes me one as soonas the fast is over, every year.
  • 00:18:53.744 --> 00:18:54.912
  • as the fast is over, every year.And I'm telling you,
  • 00:18:54.912 --> 00:18:56.781
  • And I'm telling you,it is the most delicious cake
  • 00:18:56.781 --> 00:18:57.949
  • it is the most delicious cakeI've ever put in my mouth,
  • 00:18:57.949 --> 00:19:00.685
  • I've ever put in my mouth,hands down.
  • 00:19:00.685 --> 00:19:02.119
  • hands down.And so, when we would go
  • 00:19:02.119 --> 00:19:04.155
  • And so, when we would gointo building programs,
  • 00:19:04.155 --> 00:19:05.923
  • into building programs,she has done what she could.
  • 00:19:05.923 --> 00:19:07.258
  • she has done what she could.She doesn't sing.
  • 00:19:07.258 --> 00:19:08.359
  • She doesn't sing.She doesn't preach.
  • 00:19:08.359 --> 00:19:10.328
  • She doesn't preach.She doesn't need a microphone.
  • 00:19:10.328 --> 00:19:14.465
  • She doesn't need a microphone.She's an elderly widow type.
  • 00:19:14.465 --> 00:19:16.200
  • She's an elderly widow type.But boy, she can cook some cake.
  • 00:19:16.200 --> 00:19:19.136
  • But boy, she can cook some cake.She can bake some cake.
  • 00:19:19.136 --> 00:19:20.371
  • She can bake some cake.She can do what she can.
  • 00:19:20.371 --> 00:19:24.575
  • She can do what she can.And she would bake cakes all day
  • 00:19:24.575 --> 00:19:25.376
  • And she would bake cakes all dayand sell 'em
  • 00:19:25.376 --> 00:19:27.144
  • and sell 'emfor the building program.
  • 00:19:27.144 --> 00:19:28.746
  • for the building program.And she'd get $100 a cake
  • 00:19:28.746 --> 00:19:30.548
  • And she'd get $100 a cake'cause they're that good.
  • 00:19:30.548 --> 00:19:31.549
  • 'cause they're that good.And people would buy 'em
  • 00:19:31.549 --> 00:19:32.750
  • And people would buy 'emlike hotcakes.
  • 00:19:32.750 --> 00:19:34.986
  • like hotcakes.And she made thousands
  • 00:19:34.986 --> 00:19:36.787
  • And she made thousandsand thousands of dollars in her
  • 00:19:36.787 --> 00:19:38.923
  • and thousands of dollars in herlittle kitchen with the flour
  • 00:19:38.923 --> 00:19:40.725
  • little kitchen with the flourand the eggs and the sugar
  • 00:19:40.725 --> 00:19:41.792
  • and the eggs and the sugarand whatever else it is,
  • 00:19:41.792 --> 00:19:43.060
  • and whatever else it is,the magic ingredient.
  • 00:19:43.060 --> 00:19:43.961
  • the magic ingredient.She'd just throw --
  • 00:19:43.961 --> 00:19:44.629
  • She'd just throw --She don't have no
  • 00:19:44.629 --> 00:19:45.363
  • She don't have nomeasuring cups.
  • 00:19:45.363 --> 00:19:46.731
  • measuring cups.She just throws stuff in there
  • 00:19:46.731 --> 00:19:50.034
  • She just throws stuff in thereand it just comes out right.
  • 00:19:50.034 --> 00:19:51.636
  • and it just comes out right.There's always something
  • 00:19:51.636 --> 00:19:54.238
  • There's always somethingthat we can do for the Lord.
  • 00:19:54.238 --> 00:19:56.741
  • that we can do for the Lord.Do what you can do.
  • 00:19:56.741 --> 00:19:58.609
  • Do what you can do.Do what you can do.
  • 00:19:58.609 --> 00:20:00.011
  • Do what you can do.Naaman refused to get
  • 00:20:00.011 --> 00:20:01.712
  • Naaman refused to getin the Jordan River and dip
  • 00:20:01.712 --> 00:20:03.614
  • in the Jordan River and dipseven times, and his servant
  • 00:20:03.614 --> 00:20:05.082
  • seven times, and his servanthad to take him to the school
  • 00:20:05.082 --> 00:20:06.384
  • had to take him to the schoolof the supernatural when he
  • 00:20:06.384 --> 00:20:08.152
  • of the supernatural when hetold him, "If he asked you
  • 00:20:08.152 --> 00:20:09.520
  • told him, "If he asked youto do something, if the prophet
  • 00:20:09.520 --> 00:20:10.988
  • to do something, if the prophethad asked you to do something
  • 00:20:10.988 --> 00:20:12.723
  • had asked you to do somethinggrand and big,
  • 00:20:12.723 --> 00:20:16.093
  • grand and big,you would have done it."
  • 00:20:16.093 --> 00:20:17.862
  • you would have done it."Too many resist involvement
  • 00:20:17.862 --> 00:20:20.765
  • Too many resist involvementwith the small.
  • 00:20:20.765 --> 00:20:26.704
  • with the small.But if you're too small --
  • 00:20:26.704 --> 00:20:28.272
  • But if you're too small --If you're too great to do small
  • 00:20:28.272 --> 00:20:30.107
  • If you're too great to do smallthings, you're too small
  • 00:20:30.107 --> 00:20:34.211
  • things, you're too smallto ever do great things.
  • 00:20:34.211 --> 00:20:35.813
  • to ever do great things.If we love the people nobody
  • 00:20:35.813 --> 00:20:37.281
  • If we love the people nobodywants, God will give us
  • 00:20:37.281 --> 00:20:40.951
  • wants, God will give usthe people everybody wants.
  • 00:20:40.951 --> 00:20:42.086
  • the people everybody wants.We don't care if you drove
  • 00:20:42.086 --> 00:20:44.121
  • We don't care if you droveup on a bicycle, a moped,
  • 00:20:44.121 --> 00:20:45.389
  • up on a bicycle, a moped,or a Mercedes,
  • 00:20:45.389 --> 00:20:48.125
  • or a Mercedes,we want you here.
  • 00:20:48.125 --> 00:20:50.027
  • we want you here.And if we will want the people
  • 00:20:50.027 --> 00:20:51.462
  • And if we will want the peoplenobody else wants,
  • 00:20:51.462 --> 00:20:52.797
  • nobody else wants,God'll give us the people
  • 00:20:52.797 --> 00:20:55.032
  • God'll give us the peopleeverybody wants.
  • 00:20:55.032 --> 00:20:55.833
  • everybody wants.That's a testimony
  • 00:20:55.833 --> 00:20:58.302
  • That's a testimonyof this church.
  • 00:20:58.302 --> 00:21:01.839
  • of this church.Hallelujah.
  • 00:21:01.839 --> 00:21:03.941
  • Hallelujah.God can use you.
  • 00:21:03.941 --> 00:21:04.809
  • God can use you.If you're a young person,
  • 00:21:04.809 --> 00:21:08.045
  • If you're a young person,let no man despise your youth.
  • 00:21:08.045 --> 00:21:09.380
  • let no man despise your youth.God wants to use you.
  • 00:21:09.380 --> 00:21:10.781
  • God wants to use you.You don't have a license,
  • 00:21:10.781 --> 00:21:11.615
  • You don't have a license,'cause you're young,
  • 00:21:11.615 --> 00:21:13.617
  • 'cause you're young,to sit back when the battle's --
  • 00:21:13.617 --> 00:21:15.619
  • to sit back when the battle's --God's declared war on the power
  • 00:21:15.619 --> 00:21:17.321
  • God's declared war on the powerof Satan ravishing lives,
  • 00:21:17.321 --> 00:21:18.889
  • of Satan ravishing lives,and He says, "I need all hands
  • 00:21:18.889 --> 00:21:20.791
  • and He says, "I need all handson deck,
  • 00:21:20.791 --> 00:21:23.494
  • on deck,including the young people."
  • 00:21:23.494 --> 00:21:30.735
  • including the young people."Am I preaching the truth?
  • 00:21:30.735 --> 00:21:32.436
  • Am I preaching the truth?God's asking us to do what
  • 00:21:32.436 --> 00:21:35.439
  • God's asking us to do whatwe can do so that we will not
  • 00:21:35.439 --> 00:21:39.477
  • we can do so that we will notbe under the curse of Meroz.
  • 00:21:39.477 --> 00:21:42.546
  • be under the curse of Meroz.God's saying, "I've called you.
  • 00:21:42.546 --> 00:21:44.882
  • God's saying, "I've called you.If you want to be used by Me,
  • 00:21:44.882 --> 00:21:46.217
  • If you want to be used by Me,I can use you.
  • 00:21:46.217 --> 00:21:47.852
  • I can use you.I can use you where you are.
  • 00:21:47.852 --> 00:21:49.653
  • I can use you where you are.And as you use what you've got,
  • 00:21:49.653 --> 00:21:51.055
  • And as you use what you've got,I'll trust you with more.
  • 00:21:51.055 --> 00:21:52.022
  • I'll trust you with more.I'll give you more.
  • 00:21:52.022 --> 00:21:53.090
  • I'll give you more.I'll waken more
  • 00:21:53.090 --> 00:21:54.825
  • I'll waken moreof the calling in you."
  • 00:21:54.825 --> 00:21:56.060
  • of the calling in you."But it starts with
  • 00:21:56.060 --> 00:21:57.094
  • But it starts withthe little things.
  • 00:21:57.094 --> 00:21:58.229
  • the little things.And as you're faithful with
  • 00:21:58.229 --> 00:22:00.831
  • And as you're faithful withthe little things --
  • 00:22:00.831 --> 00:22:01.499
  • the little things --How do you know
  • 00:22:01.499 --> 00:22:03.567
  • How do you knowyou're called to preach?
  • 00:22:03.567 --> 00:22:04.602
  • you're called to preach?The biggest thing that I knew
  • 00:22:04.602 --> 00:22:06.270
  • The biggest thing that I knewabout being called to preach
  • 00:22:06.270 --> 00:22:09.607
  • about being called to preachis I had a burden.
  • 00:22:09.607 --> 00:22:11.442
  • is I had a burden.And if you don't want God
  • 00:22:11.442 --> 00:22:13.344
  • And if you don't want Godto use you, it's because you're
  • 00:22:13.344 --> 00:22:15.446
  • to use you, it's because you'renot saved,
  • 00:22:15.446 --> 00:22:17.181
  • not saved,because when you get saved,
  • 00:22:17.181 --> 00:22:19.450
  • because when you get saved,something in you cries out,
  • 00:22:19.450 --> 00:22:22.119
  • something in you cries out,"God, use me."
  • 00:22:22.119 --> 00:22:23.254
  • "God, use me."The first thing the apostle
  • 00:22:23.254 --> 00:22:25.723
  • The first thing the apostlePaul said when he got saved was,
  • 00:22:25.723 --> 00:22:27.558
  • Paul said when he got saved was,"Lord, what would You
  • 00:22:27.558 --> 00:22:31.862
  • "Lord, what would Youhave me to do".
  • 00:22:31.862 --> 00:22:33.564
  • have me to do".So if you got saved and then you
  • 00:22:33.564 --> 00:22:34.832
  • So if you got saved and then youjust went back to what
  • 00:22:34.832 --> 00:22:36.167
  • just went back to whatyou were in,
  • 00:22:36.167 --> 00:22:37.435
  • you were in,you didn't get saved,
  • 00:22:37.435 --> 00:22:39.270
  • you didn't get saved,because when you get saved,
  • 00:22:39.270 --> 00:22:40.871
  • because when you get saved,the first thing that comes up
  • 00:22:40.871 --> 00:22:41.839
  • the first thing that comes upin your spirit,
  • 00:22:41.839 --> 00:22:43.607
  • in your spirit,"For all that You have done
  • 00:22:43.607 --> 00:22:46.043
  • "For all that You have donefor me, what would You have
  • 00:22:46.043 --> 00:22:49.713
  • for me, what would You haveme to do".
  • 00:22:49.713 --> 00:22:52.950
  • me to do".That's true conversion.
  • 00:22:52.950 --> 00:22:56.187
  • That's true conversion.Young people, as I close,
  • 00:22:56.187 --> 00:22:57.955
  • Young people, as I close,listen to me.
  • 00:22:57.955 --> 00:23:00.057
  • listen to me.Salvation is not about getting
  • 00:23:00.057 --> 00:23:04.195
  • Salvation is not about gettingyou to heaven only.
  • 00:23:04.195 --> 00:23:06.363
  • you to heaven only.It's about your eternal purpose
  • 00:23:06.363 --> 00:23:09.533
  • It's about your eternal purposebeing realized here and now.
  • 00:23:09.533 --> 00:23:10.634
  • being realized here and now.And there's something about
  • 00:23:10.634 --> 00:23:11.869
  • And there's something aboutconnecting your life
  • 00:23:11.869 --> 00:23:13.337
  • connecting your lifeto the kingdom of God
  • 00:23:13.337 --> 00:23:14.605
  • to the kingdom of Godand getting involved
  • 00:23:14.605 --> 00:23:16.106
  • and getting involvedin the kingdom of God
  • 00:23:16.106 --> 00:23:17.808
  • in the kingdom of Godthat releases the destiny
  • 00:23:17.808 --> 00:23:20.077
  • that releases the destinythat God has for your life.
  • 00:23:20.077 --> 00:23:21.812
  • that God has for your life.When you think of what He did
  • 00:23:21.812 --> 00:23:23.113
  • When you think of what He didand what He put on the cross
  • 00:23:23.113 --> 00:23:28.385
  • and what He put on the crossfor you, this is a reasonable,
  • 00:23:28.385 --> 00:23:30.654
  • for you, this is a reasonable,reasonable thing,
  • 00:23:30.654 --> 00:23:33.257
  • reasonable thing,to present your body
  • 00:23:33.257 --> 00:23:35.159
  • - Thank you so much
  • 00:23:40.531 --> 00:23:41.899
  • - Thank you so muchfor being with us today
  • 00:23:41.899 --> 00:23:42.900
  • for being with us todayon Kingdom Connection.
  • 00:23:42.900 --> 00:23:44.401
  • on Kingdom Connection.It's because of you
  • 00:23:44.401 --> 00:23:46.637
  • It's because of youwe're on television right now.
  • 00:23:46.637 --> 00:23:47.571
  • we're on television right now.Why don't you just repeat
  • 00:23:47.571 --> 00:23:48.572
  • Why don't you just repeatthis prayer after me.
  • 00:23:48.572 --> 00:23:50.007
  • this prayer after me."Lord, Jesus."
  • 00:23:50.007 --> 00:23:50.841
  • "Lord, Jesus."Just say those words.
  • 00:23:50.841 --> 00:23:51.876
  • Just say those words."Lord, Jesus
  • 00:23:51.876 --> 00:23:53.844
  • "Lord, Jesuscome into my heart.
  • 00:23:53.844 --> 00:23:55.813
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • In Jesus' name.I don't wanna be alone anymore.
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  • I don't wanna be alone anymore.Amen, and amen."
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  • Amen, and amen."I really want you to know
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  • I really want you to knowa miracle just happened.
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  • a miracle just happened.Our team has prepared
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  • Our team has prepareda special kit designed
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  • a special kit designedfor your new walk with the Lord.
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  • for your new walk with the Lord.We really want to help you.
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  • We really want to help you.And we pray that this
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  • And we pray that this21-day devotional
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  • 21-day devotionalwill bless you,
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  • will bless you,and guide you.
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  • and guide you.Whatever season of life
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  • Whatever season of lifethat you may be in,
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  • that you may be in,you'll sense the presence,
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  • you'll sense the presence,the peace,
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  • the peace,and the goodness of God.
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  • and the goodness of God.For decades I have set
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  • For decades I have setthe beginning of the year
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  • the beginning of the yearfor prayer and fasting.
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  • for prayer and fasting.For 21 days we will seek
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  • For 21 days we will seekthe face of the Lord.
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  • the face of the Lord.Our team has put together
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  • Our team has put togethersome unique resources
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  • some unique resourcesto help you plan and prepare
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  • to help you plan and prepareand to build your faith
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  • and to build your faithfor a successful fast.
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  • for a successful fast.You can do it.
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  • You can do it.And please know that your gift
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  • And please know that your giftof support to this ministry
  • 00:24:59.076 --> 00:25:00.644
  • of support to this ministryhelps us keep preaching
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  • helps us keep preachingthe message of Jesus Christ
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  • the message of Jesus Christall around the world
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  • all around the worldin over 200 nations
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  • in over 200 nationsall over the world.
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  • all over the world.You keep it going,
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  • You keep it going,you make it happen
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  • you make it happenwhen you give.
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  • when you give.That's our primary reason
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  • That's our primary reasonfor being here.
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  • for being here.Is to preach
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  • Is to preachthe Gospel of Jesus Christ
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  • the Gospel of Jesus Christto 200 nations
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  • to 200 nationsthrough this broadcast
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  • through this broadcastand create
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  • and createinspirational resources
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  • inspirational resourcesto use and bless people's lives
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  • to use and bless people's livesand tell 'em more
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  • and tell 'em moreabout Jesus.
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  • about Jesus.Thank you.
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  • Thank you.Please help us end strong
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  • Please help us end strongthis year.
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  • this year.Give an unusual gift.
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  • Give an unusual gift.We need your support
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  • We need your supportto do what God
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  • to do what Godhas called us to do.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: Are you ready
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  • to transform your life?
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  • Now you can experience
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  • You'll receive the keys
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  • the countless rewards
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  • and blessings of fasting
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  • that open the door to a deeper,
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  • more intimate relationship
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  • with God.
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  • Everything you need
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  • to access the power
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  • of biblical fasting is found
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  • in the 2020 Fasting Kit.
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  • Including the types
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  • of fasts in the Bible,
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  • the secret to a successful fast,
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  • choosing the right fast for you;
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  • the connection between
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  • fasting and prayer,
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  • How to begin and end your fast,
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  • the essential components
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  • of a successful fast,
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  • what to expect physically,
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  • mentally and spiritually.
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  • With your generous gift
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  • you'll not only help us
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  • preach the gospel
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  • through the broadcast to over
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  • 200 nations globally,
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  • but help us go above
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  • and beyond to help
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  • our partners in Israel.
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  • of the type of oil lamp
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  • commonly used in Jesus' day.
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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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  • - 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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