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April 30, 2019
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Creflo Dollar

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  • Creflo Dollar: Christian people don't understand.
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  • "Well, what is it? I'm giving, and I'm doing this
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  • "Well, what is it? I'm giving, and I'm doing this.
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  • No
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  • Nothing's happening.
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  • Nothing's happening."
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  • Your motives are all wrong.
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  • God's looking at your heart.
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  • God's weighing your motor.
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  • What is it that moves you to give?
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  • What is your motor that is motivating you to give?
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  • And what you'll find out is that motive to give
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  • should always be love.
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  • That motive to give should always be your appreciation,
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  • your thanksgiving, and your love that you have for the Father.
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  • announcer: The 2019 Change Experience is coming your way.
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  • Join Pastors Creflo and Taffi Dollar for one day only.
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  • female: The Word is going to touch you in a way that you've
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  • never heard before and you're going to be able to understand
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  • it in a way that you've never understood it
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  • before, so just come.
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  • announcer: Join us in Detroit at the Cobo Center on May 3
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  • and in Columbia, South Carolina on June 7 at the
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  • Columbia Metro Convention Center.
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  • Go online to register today.
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  • This is your world,
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  • so let's vow to make it a better place.
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  • Let every heart that needs to know
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  • your love is here to stay.
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  • Oh, it's time to live a new life.
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  • Oh, let his love shine bright in you.
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  • Oh, we're saved by his grace,
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  • so we embrace your love today.
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  • We are changed.
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  • Creflo: Then he goes on verse 9.
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  • He says, "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
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  • that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor,
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  • that you through his poverty might be rich."
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  • Powerful Scripture.
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  • I wanna make sure you understand what he is saying here,
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  • because most people--it's doing two things.
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  • Whether you look at this figuratively or if you look at
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  • this literally, you're still gonna get the
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  • same truth out of it.
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  • I wanna read the Mirror Translation
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  • before I dive into this.
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  • In verse 9 he says, "You are acquainted with what grace--what
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  • the grace of our Lord Jesus communicates.
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  • He exchanges his riches for our poverty.
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  • The depth of his poverty became the reference to our wealth.
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  • Everything he had is now ours."
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  • Now, listen to me carefully.
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  • You got a couple of things--
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  • couple of ways you can look at this.
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  • The fact that, you know, Jesus came from a much greater place
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  • down to earth and, in a sense, that would be a demotion kinda
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  • like because of where he was.
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  • That he became poor in coming here to allow us to be able to
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  • go there and become rich in what he had.
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  • And most people are so afraid of the other side that they've been
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  • comfortable with just, you know, figuratively defining it like
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  • that, but, ladies and gentlemen, there was an exchange no
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  • matter how you look at it.
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  • If you'll take some time to do some study and translate some of
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  • these words, you will found out that it also moved Jesus to a
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  • place, in some Scriptures, where he gave up what he had,
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  • became poor physically so that somebody he was ministering
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  • to could have something.
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  • Gave up what he had, so here's the point I'm trying to make.
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  • That because of what Jesus has done, whether you are
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  • satisfied with a figurative interpretation or a literal
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  • interpretation, either way, he gave up poverty in every
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  • realm so that you can be rich in every realm, and that includes
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  • this physical natural realm, as well.
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  • People hesitate to say that.
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  • They don't wanna say that, but I wanna give you hope tonight
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  • that if you're on welfare, Jesus has made an exchange,
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  • and you don't have to stay there.
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  • He wants you to fare well based on the exchange
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  • that he made on the cross.
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  • He became poor so that through his poverty
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  • you might become rich.
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  • And they hate--"You know, you're giving those people false hope."
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  • Well, listen, if I'd never heard that I'd have never pursued it.
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  • You know, in my--here's what I've understood.
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  • Christian people don't get what they desire.
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  • They only get what they believe.
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  • Now, you can desire all day long,
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  • but you don't get what you desire.
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  • You get what you believe, and when you don't believe
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  • something, then you have--the only thing that
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  • can limit God is your unbelief in the promises that he's made.
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  • If God has made you a promise, then you're gonna have--the next
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  • thing you gotta do is, "I gotta believe that promise."
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  • And when you make your mind up to believe that promise,
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  • Christians get what they believe,
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  • glory be to God, but they don't get what they desire.
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  • You can go home and desire all night long a certain thing,
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  • and you won't get what you desire, 'cause you can't get
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  • what you desire unless you believe what it is you desire.
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  • And so, say it loud, "I don't get what I desire.
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  • I get what I believe, and I believe the
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  • promises of God," amen.
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  • It's just something about--
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  • somebody says, "Well, how does that work?"
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  • It's just something about getting that Word,
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  • getting that promise on your mind and keeping it there.
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  • That's the most powerful thing we can do as Christian people:
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  • find out what the promise is and get it on your
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  • mind and keep it there.
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  • So, what's the battle?
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  • The battle is now trying to use different things to try to get
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  • the promise off your mind.
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  • You have to understand how this whole thing works.
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  • Satan's ultimate job is to try to attack your mind,
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  • to get your mind focused on something else,
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  • so you don't keep your mind focused on that which is about
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  • to come to pass in your life.
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  • Glory be to God.
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  • So, discover the Scripture, get your mind on the Scripture,
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  • keep your mind on the Scripture, and watch and see some things
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  • begin to happen in your life.
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  • This Christian life is real simple, ladies and gentlemen.
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  • It doesn't take all of the extravagant, religious excerpts
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  • that we try to put forth to try to get something come to pass.
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  • It's just a matter of, "I just found out that that's mine,
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  • I'mma keep that on my mind, and I'm not gonna let it go
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  • until I get it," 'cause Christians don't
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  • get what they desire, they get what they believe, amen?
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  • And so, I believe that.
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  • I believe in any area of my life where there is poverty or lack
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  • that Jesus has made the exchange, and I have a right
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  • as the righteousness of God to believe that.
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  • I have a right as a righteousness
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  • of God to receive that.
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  • It has been presented to me through his grace.
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  • I take it, and I believe it, and let the world try to talk me out
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  • of it, but I'm not gonna let it go.
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  • Poverty is not the will of God.
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  • It has never been the will of God.
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  • It will never be the will of God.
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  • In fact, the old covenant says that poverty is a curse.
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  • Please explain to me how if poverty is a curse that it's the
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  • will of God, and he's the one that delivered
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  • you from the curse.
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  • Poverty is a curse, and the day you realize it's a curse you
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  • won't tolerate it, praise God?
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  • And he died on that cross, and it also makes prosperity a part
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  • of the finished works of Jesus Christ.
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  • It also makes prosperity in the same category as your healing,
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  • as your deliverance, as your salvation,
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  • but if you don't believe it then you won't see it.
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  • And that's what's happened to this world, is that they've been
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  • talked out of a piece of the pie that belongs to them.
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  • If you look at the pie, there's only one piece there,
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  • and that's that little prosperity piece,
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  • because they don't think they're worthy,
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  • or they don't wanna be all of the other things
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  • they talk about, you know?
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  • I'm just trying to change your mind.
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  • I'm just saying, you know, 34 years ago I'd have said
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  • something to you, "You know, with your broke self and if you
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  • wanna be po', fine," dah-dah-dah.
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  • But no, that doesn't--none of that stuff work.
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  • I just--I'mma just keep getting it and get--build your
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  • faith up, build your faith up, build your faith up.
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  • Get it on your mind.
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  • Show you what the Scriptures say in context.
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  • And who knows, you might have a dream and wake up, "I believe."
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  • And the angels be like, "Goddog, about time."
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  • Okay, look at verse 10.
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  • He says, "And therein I give my advice."
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  • Now, notice again not "my commandment."
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  • Notice again "my advice."
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  • Notice again "my encouragement," not "my commandment."
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  • You can't take this and turn it into a commandment and then
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  • start preaching it to people, 'cause you put
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  • 'em back under the law.
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  • 'Cause the whole point is I give my heart to God,
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  • and I'm giving up because I love,
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  • and I'm having an opportunity to show the sincerity of my love.
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  • That's the whole point of it.
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  • "And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you,
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  • who have begun before, not only to do,
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  • but also to be willing a whole year ago."
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  • And he's--again, he's trying to encourage those guys in--at
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  • Corinth to be willing to go ahead and get involved in this.
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  • Come on and come through with it.
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  • Verse 11, "Now therefore perform the doing of it;
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  • that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be
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  • a performance also out of that which you have."
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  • So, he says let's add some action to it now.
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  • The Mirror Bible says, "It can only be to your own advantage if
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  • you would now also complete your willingness by reaching into
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  • your resources and giving liberally
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  • according to your means."
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  • So, he says, you know, you can sit and say "amen" all day long,
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  • but it's only going to be to your advantage if you would now
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  • also complete your willingness, so it's like you can't go
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  • around and be just willing.
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  • It's not gonna be to your advantage to want to.
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  • It's not gonna be to your advantage to say,
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  • "Well, I would really like to."
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  • It's only gonna be to your advantage--and I like what the
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  • Mirror says here, and I'mma say it like I wanna say.
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  • He says, "It can only be to your own advantage if you would now
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  • also reach in your pocketbook and pull out some money."
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  • That's what he said, didn't he?
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  • In other words, the performance also has to come forth in order
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  • for you to begin to see what he's talking about here.
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  • Verse 12, "For if there be first a willing mind,
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  • it is accepted according to that a man hath,
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  • and not according to that he hath not."
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  • The willingness of heart is matched by what
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  • someone is able to give.
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  • I mean, it is one thing to be willing to give a million
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  • dollars, but if you haven't got a million dollars then at least
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  • give the ten you do have.
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  • In other words, he's only saying, "Man, you know,
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  • you can only give what you have to give."
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  • Verse 13, "For I mean not that other men be eased,
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  • and that you be burdened: but by an equality,
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  • that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for
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  • their want, and that their abundance also may be a supply
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  • for your want: that there may be equality," equality in sharing
  • 00:11:08.230 --> 00:11:17.090
  • the stress, equality in sharing the load of what's going on in
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  • that ministry to the poor.
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  • Now, he goes on here, let me read this in the
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  • Mirror Bible again, verse 12 and verse 13 and 14.
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  • He says, "I'm not suggesting that others must
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  • be eased at your expense.
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  • The idea is that everyone should always have enough.
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  • Your abundance can now bring immediate relief
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  • to them and vice versa."
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  • It can bring immediate relief to you if you're in that situation.
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  • I think we have to begin to teach this because it's--you'll
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  • see later on how Paul was really saying those who are the
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  • household of faith, and I don't think people should have to quit
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  • coming to church because they're having a hard time.
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  • I think as we learn how to put things away and put things
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  • aside, that we're always in a position to give what we have,
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  • except we just don't put things aside.
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  • We're so busy trying to believe God for wealth and riches,
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  • we don't even know how to manage our money.
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  • We don't know how to make a budget.
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  • We don't know how to choose the right car or choose the right
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  • house or choose the right thing for you.
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  • Sometimes your taste gets a little bit expensive and,
  • 00:12:36.040 --> 00:12:39.060
  • like I said before, your investment is a whole lot
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  • lower than your expectations.
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  • Your investments are low and your expectations are really,
  • 00:12:44.240 --> 00:12:47.230
  • really high, and they don't match the investment at all.
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  • There just comes a time where people are growing and they
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  • begin to move that you understand how
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  • to take those steps.
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  • You understand that you're not gonna drive that particular car
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  • always, but for right now, on my way to this thing,
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  • I'm gonna drive this.
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  • And you don't have to--you know, you can find a neighborhood
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  • where you have safe housing that's affordable, that you can
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  • live in, and you might have to pay a little bit more gas.
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  • There's lots of little things you can do, but you've got to
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  • be smart enough to start off with those things right there.
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  • You just can't ignore the practical that God has put in
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  • your life and try to bypass the practical by becoming so
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  • spiritual that you're no earthly good, and it does make
  • 00:13:31.250 --> 00:13:36.030
  • sense to be able to keep up with what you're spending.
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  • It does make sense not to take your check and go cash it and
  • 00:13:39.060 --> 00:13:42.220
  • walk around with a pocket full of cash,
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  • because you're talking about a quick way to spend money,
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  • is when you have it in cash.
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  • Can I get a witness?
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  • Looking like a drug dealer walking around with all
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  • that money in your car.
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  • It's just little things like that.
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  • It's little things like that.
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  • I mean, you're doing--what are you doing with
  • 00:14:01.000 --> 00:14:02.240
  • three cellphones, you know?
  • 00:14:02.250 --> 00:14:05.110
  • Get one cellphone, and a cheap one at that,
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  • because you know where you are.
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  • Don't go around take a Scripture and say,
  • 00:14:09.110 --> 00:14:10.200
  • "Well, my God said that I'm rich in houses and land."
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  • Boy, you ain't even got an apartment yet.
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  • Be rich in an apartment first, okay?
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  • Be rich in an apartment. Stack your money.
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  • Get your stuff ready to go.
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  • Plan, you know?
  • 00:14:22.030 --> 00:14:23.210
  • You gotta have some plans, you know, a short-term plan,
  • 00:14:23.220 --> 00:14:28.070
  • short-term goals, and then long-term goals.
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  • I see y'all looking at me, "I ain't come here to hear all
  • 00:14:30.210 --> 00:14:32.050
  • that," but, see, a lot of your problem ain't the devil.
  • 00:14:32.060 --> 00:14:35.000
  • It's just bad decision-making.
  • 00:14:35.010 --> 00:14:38.170
  • It's just bad planning and bad decision-making and not thinking
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  • about, you know, doing stuff, and sometimes there are some
  • 00:14:42.000 --> 00:14:44.220
  • people who spend money that they don't even have yet.
  • 00:14:44.230 --> 00:14:47.280
  • Somebody promised you a contract,
  • 00:14:47.290 --> 00:14:49.090
  • and they were gonna do that, and you just go all out.
  • 00:14:49.100 --> 00:14:51.040
  • You just got to back up.
  • 00:14:51.050 --> 00:14:54.050
  • I guarantee you there's--you know what I'm talking about.
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  • You regret when you blew through $100.000, and that could have
  • 00:14:56.210 --> 00:15:00.270
  • been your house right there.
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  • That could have been your car right there.
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  • Oh, I got a witness over here on the right side?
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  • Amen.
  • 00:15:11.150 --> 00:15:12.270
  • And like I said before, when you're told to listen to your
  • 00:15:12.280 --> 00:15:15.120
  • elders, it's not because they're perfect.
  • 00:15:15.130 --> 00:15:17.230
  • It's because they have a whole lot of
  • 00:15:17.240 --> 00:15:19.200
  • experience at making mistakes.
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  • Are y'all listening to me?
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  • So, it's those kinda things: understanding how to balance
  • 00:15:28.040 --> 00:15:30.280
  • your checkbook, understanding that you don't have to be at one
  • 00:15:30.290 --> 00:15:35.100
  • bank if they don't give you free checking.
  • 00:15:35.110 --> 00:15:37.110
  • Somebody would love to have your business and give you free
  • 00:15:37.120 --> 00:15:39.220
  • checking, knowing that when you order checks or when you go by
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:44.200
  • the machine, that there's gonna be a fee,
  • 00:15:44.210 --> 00:15:46.290
  • and you gotta take it out of your bank book so you can keep
  • 00:15:47.000 --> 00:15:49.190
  • up with a perfect balance of what's going on, 'cause you
  • 00:15:49.200 --> 00:15:53.000
  • need to always know where you're located at all times.
  • 00:15:53.010 --> 00:15:55.240
  • Know where you're located, but imagine if you could reduce your
  • 00:15:55.250 --> 00:15:58.240
  • life down to living by 80% of what you have,
  • 00:15:58.250 --> 00:16:02.240
  • and you've got 20% left over to give and to pay yourself.
  • 00:16:02.250 --> 00:16:09.210
  • You have something that you can plan on doing,
  • 00:16:09.220 --> 00:16:13.070
  • but sometimes we want it.
  • 00:16:13.080 --> 00:16:14.210
  • This is the kind of generation and society we're living in.
  • 00:16:14.220 --> 00:16:16.260
  • We want it, and I mean we want it rat, R-A-T, now.
  • 00:16:16.270 --> 00:16:22.020
  • We want it rat now.
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  • "Oh, I got a deal on this gigantic house."
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  • But do you understand the maintenance
  • 00:16:26.240 --> 00:16:28.120
  • on that gigantic house?
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  • Yeah, they got it for you cheap, but that
  • 00:16:30.290 --> 00:16:32.090
  • house gonna have to be--
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  • And if they got it--if you bought it for cheap there's
  • 00:16:33.200 --> 00:16:35.100
  • probably a whole lot wrong.
  • 00:16:35.110 --> 00:16:38.040
  • Probably a whole lot going on with the house that you ain't
  • 00:16:38.050 --> 00:16:40.070
  • gonna know until it rain.
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  • These are the commonsense type of things.
  • 00:16:46.000 --> 00:16:49.160
  • That I believe if you accomplish those things first,
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:53.180
  • then I think you'll begin to see even more and experience more
  • 00:16:53.190 --> 00:16:58.010
  • the supernatural that God has.
  • 00:16:58.020 --> 00:17:00.090
  • I mean, I remember when Taffi and I first got married.
  • 00:17:00.100 --> 00:17:01.280
  • We were living in--off Riverdale Road,
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  • and I think they're called River Glen Apartments.
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:06.070
  • And, you know, we--I rented furniture.
  • 00:17:06.080 --> 00:17:10.130
  • I bought Wolfman Jack dinette set,
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  • with the little chairs that are made out of iron.
  • 00:17:13.250 --> 00:17:15.170
  • When you sit on 'em, after a while they start getting
  • 00:17:15.180 --> 00:17:17.060
  • lower and lower and lower.
  • 00:17:17.070 --> 00:17:20.180
  • We had wicker furniture, wicker backboard,
  • 00:17:20.190 --> 00:17:24.080
  • little--the little wicker hearts with the little stem at the top
  • 00:17:24.090 --> 00:17:26.160
  • of it, and you put 'em all over the room in little plastic,
  • 00:17:26.170 --> 00:17:29.120
  • little tables for end tables.
  • 00:17:29.130 --> 00:17:31.110
  • And you gotta do what you got to do,
  • 00:17:31.120 --> 00:17:35.040
  • but we know we were just visiting there.
  • 00:17:35.050 --> 00:17:37.280
  • Come on, somebody, so you gotta understand when you're just a
  • 00:17:37.290 --> 00:17:41.200
  • visitor, and right where some of y'all
  • 00:17:41.210 --> 00:17:44.270
  • are, you're just visiting.
  • 00:17:44.280 --> 00:17:46.260
  • You're just visiting. That is not your abode.
  • 00:17:46.270 --> 00:17:49.220
  • You are visiting there on your way to destiny.
  • 00:17:49.230 --> 00:17:54.160
  • You know, destiny has a very interesting way of releasing
  • 00:17:54.170 --> 00:17:58.100
  • servants that will help usher you to the place where you're
  • 00:17:58.110 --> 00:18:01.150
  • supposed to be, and sometimes those servants are hard times
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:04.240
  • and sometimes those servants is falling on your face and
  • 00:18:04.250 --> 00:18:07.120
  • sometimes those servants is making a bad decision.
  • 00:18:07.130 --> 00:18:09.220
  • But, you know, if you'll put it all together and just take heed,
  • 00:18:09.230 --> 00:18:14.120
  • take heed--turn to your neighbor and say, "Take heed."
  • 00:18:14.130 --> 00:18:17.270
  • Take heed to the things that have happened in your life and
  • 00:18:17.280 --> 00:18:20.230
  • become smarter with what you have and listen to people who've
  • 00:18:20.240 --> 00:18:25.070
  • been here longer than you.
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  • I gotta say that one more time.
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  • Listen to people that have been here longer that you, 'cause
  • 00:18:32.010 --> 00:18:36.200
  • they most likely have seen stuff happen two, three times.
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  • Listen.
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  • Listen, amen?
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  • All right, help me.
  • 00:18:46.130 --> 00:18:48.110
  • What verse? Let's see, verse 15, right?
  • 00:18:48.120 --> 00:18:50.290
  • Okay, so the equality was that we wanna,
  • 00:18:51.000 --> 00:18:53.210
  • you know, we wanna all come together and be equal in what we
  • 00:18:53.220 --> 00:18:57.000
  • do to help other people so that we can all be blessed.
  • 00:18:57.010 --> 00:18:59.120
  • He says, "As it is written, he that had gathered much had
  • 00:18:59.130 --> 00:19:03.040
  • nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack."
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  • That's how it ought to be, especially in our church,
  • 00:19:07.180 --> 00:19:10.070
  • especially in our church, especially in our church.
  • 00:19:10.080 --> 00:19:14.200
  • You know, I'm not the kind of pastor that wants to spend a lot
  • 00:19:14.210 --> 00:19:16.240
  • of time going overseas looking for the poor.
  • 00:19:16.250 --> 00:19:20.090
  • I got some right here in College Park.
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  • You understand what I'm saying?
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  • Not that we won't do that, but you have to pay attention to
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  • what's right in your church, what's right down the street,
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  • what's right around the corner, those kind of things, and
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  • we have to be a church without walls to be able to see that.
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  • Verse 16, "But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care
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  • into the hearts of Titus for you," so Titus got this same
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  • heart of wanting to bless the poor.
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  • "For indeed, he accepted the exhortation;
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  • but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
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  • And we have sent with him the brethren."
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  • So now, Macedonia is saying, "Look, we're gonna send somebody
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  • with you, because, you know, we wanna make sure that
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  • everything is happening just like you say it's gonna happen."
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  • Say, "Accountability."
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  • "And we sent him the brethren, whose praise is in the gospel
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  • throughout all the churches; and not that only,
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  • but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with
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  • this grace, which is administered by us to the glory
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  • of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
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  • avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this
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  • abundance which is administered by us."
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  • And so, they were concerned about
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  • accountability, and that's important.
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  • The fact that, you know, we don't want to be,
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  • you know, not accountable to somebody, and that's so--people
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  • are gonna talk, but you gotta make sure you have
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  • accountability with the money, with the finances.
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  • You know, there is no law that says a church
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  • has to have an audit.
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  • In fact, an audit can be very expensive.
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  • Our audits, you know, every year are what?
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  • A hundred thousand dollars or more.
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  • Depends on what kind of year it was, but there is no law
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  • to do it, and there are lots of churches who don't do it,
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  • but this is not one of 'em.
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  • With a last name like "Dollar," I can't afford not to have an
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  • audit, which means, you know, even on our board of directors
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  • we have compensation committees.
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  • We have ethics committee, and there is one more.
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  • I can't think of it, either. Compensation, ethics.
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  • See, we have a ethics committee that goes around and check with
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  • people to find out if they know or have seen anything under the
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  • hand that has been taking place.
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  • That's important to me.
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  • It's important for me to have an audit done so that that audit
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  • can be seen, not by the public, not by the news media,
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  • but by members who have given their heart to God and to this
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  • church who would like to know, "Well, did that happen?"
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  • Yeah, it did happen, and we paid money to make sure that
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  • everything is in the row and everything is doing
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  • what it's supposed to be doing.
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  • So, you ask me why can I be so bold?
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  • It's because, number one, I know I'm--Taffi
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  • and I are above board.
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  • But, number two, that we take the time to make sure that this
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  • ministry is operating above board by having an audit done on
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  • it and making sure that people--I've never even seen,
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  • like, money that's taken up.
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  • I don't even--I don't know where it is.
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  • I don't know exactly where it goes.
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  • I prefer for somebody else to know that and be accountable.
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  • I know when it's missing, though.
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  • I know by the Holy Ghost when it's missing.
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  • You ain't got to show me nothing.
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  • I know by--I can wake up in the middle of the night
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  • and say, "Something wrong.
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  • Something ain't right."
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  • And we did that one time with one of our churches,
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  • and I knew--I mean, I'm not even there every weekend,
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  • but I knew at that particular church, something was not right,
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  • and it turned out it wasn't, and it was corrected immediately.
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  • But I'll tell you what, man, it's above board.
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  • You can't count the money on a coffee table and then throw it
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  • in your trunk and then--that's not accountability, and that's
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  • what Paul was saying.
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  • They chose a person to go with them so that they could come
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  • back and bring the report of the money and that it was being used
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  • for what it was being used to accomplish.
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  • I still think that's important.
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  • I think it's something that has to be done.
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  • We will continue to get our audit until Jesus come,
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  • because if that audit report is not right, then, you know,
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  • somebody's got to give an account of what wasn't right.
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  • And that's why we have it, because it's too precious for
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  • things that are going on in this world.
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  • I like when people call, this one lady called one time, and
  • 00:23:56.060 --> 00:23:58.210
  • she says, "I want my money back."
  • 00:23:58.220 --> 00:24:00.030
  • I said, "Ma'am, I'd love to give it back to you, but it's gone."
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  • She said, "What are you talking about?"
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  • I said, "Some people think this is like a bank,
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  • that we get money and it's in a bank somewhere.
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  • It's gone. It ain't even nothing to rob.
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  • It ain't even here no more.
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  • As soon as it come in it's gone."
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  • "What do you mean it's gone? It's just Monday."
  • 00:24:15.210 --> 00:24:17.070
  • "It left early Monday morning."
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  • [congregation laughing]
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  • Creflo: Early Monday morning, amen?
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  • Then he goes on here, and he says, verse 21, "Providing for
  • 00:24:32.150 --> 00:24:35.190
  • honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord,
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  • but also in the sight of men."
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  • That was important to Paul.
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  • Not honesty and integrity in--just in the eyes of God,
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  • but also in the eyes of men.
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  • announcer: Jesus taught some powerful lessons about money,
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  • and he always discussed it in relation to trust.
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  • In this series by Creflo Dollar, you will see how the spirit of
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  • Mammon opposes everything God says and how it tempts you to
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  • trust money instead of God.
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  • stop the progression.
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  • grace moving into our neighborhoods
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  • and our communities?
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  • It's sustained by your faith in the finished works of Christ.
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  • For anyone who wants to give their lives to the Lord,
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  • Repeat after me: heavenly Father, I believe in Jesus.
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  • I believe in his finished works, and I invite Jesus into my life
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  • as my Lord and my personal Savior.
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  • I receive what you've done on the cross,
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  • In Jesus's name. Amen.
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