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May 14, 2019
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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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  • - Look in 1 Thessalonians 1,
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  • and I'll begin reading
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  • with verse 8.
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  • "For from you, the word
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  • of the Lord has sounded
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  • forth not only in
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  • Macedonia and Achaia,
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  • but also in every place
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  • your faith toward
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  • God has gone out.
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  • So that we do not
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  • need to say anything.
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  • For they themselves declare
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  • concerning us what manner
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  • of entry we had to you,
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  • and how that you turned
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  • to God from idols to serve
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  • the living and true God."
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  • Listen to these words.
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  • "And to wait for
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  • His Son from Heaven."
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  • What he's saying is
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  • to wait for His Son
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  • from Heaven to return.
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  • Whom He raised from the dead,
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  • even Jesus, who gives us --
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  • "...who delivers us from
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  • He said to those saints
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  • and this church -- He says you
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  • were eaten up with idolatry,
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  • but everywhere we go,
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  • we're hearing of your faith.
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  • People in the community
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  • are talking about the change
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  • that has happened in you.
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  • You have turned from idols
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  • to the true and living God.
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  • You were obsessed with idols,
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  • but suddenly,
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  • you're declaring one God.
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  • You had many gods,
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  • but now you're declaring
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  • you have one God.
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  • And you're serving the true God.
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  • And you're waiting.
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  • Notice the characteristics of
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  • a life that's been transformed.
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  • Number one:
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  • you turn from idols.
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  • You're not the same person.
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  • You don't live
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  • for the same reasons.
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  • You don't have idols.
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  • An idol is anything that's
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  • bigger than God in your life.
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  • And you've turned from idols --
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  • all of them, to the one,
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  • true, living God.
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  • And then he makes this
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  • powerful statement.
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  • And we're seeing and hearing --
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  • everybody in the community'S
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  • talking about how you're
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  • waiting for the soon return
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  • of the Son of God from Heaven.
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  • Notice that they had something
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  • about them that wasn't just
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  • saved, transformed,
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  • turned from idols,
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  • born again, baptized.
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  • But part of their testimony
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  • was those people are eagerly,
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  • earnestly waiting for
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  • Jesus to come back again.
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  • They are fully expecting
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  • the return of the Son of God
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  • from Heaven.
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  • They've turned from their idols.
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  • And you and I have
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  • done the same thing,
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  • if you've been saved.
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  • We've turned from foolishness,
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  • and emptiness, and living
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  • and serving dead things
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  • that cannot satisfy.
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  • And we've been washed
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  • in the blood of Jesus,
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  • and we are serving one God.
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  • Jehovah.
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  • The king of kings.
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  • Jesus is Lord.
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  • He's coming for me,
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  • and I'm waiting for Him.
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  • And the next great thing
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  • to happen in the church
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  • is the rapture of the church.
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  • The coming of
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  • the Son of God from Heaven.
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  • The next great event
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  • is the rapture of the church.
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  • Suddenly, believers will be
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  • taken out without warning.
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  • The Bible said in the moment,
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  • in the twinkling of an eye,
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  • we shall be changed.
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  • We'll leave this world.
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  • Millions will disappear.
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  • That's what scripture
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  • teaches profoundly.
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  • It is not a fairy tale.
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  • It is -- one-third of this book
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  • is prophecies about the second
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  • coming of Jesus Christ.
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  • We know that that's what
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  • they were doing,
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  • and that's what we're
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  • supposed to be doing.
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  • We're waiting.
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  • We've been delivered from idols.
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  • We're serving God.
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  • He's delivered us
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  • from the wrath to come.
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  • And we're waiting for
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  • the Son of Heaven
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  • to return again.
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  • Everybody's waiting
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  • for something.
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  • We wait at stop lights...
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  • I do.
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  • ...and we wait.
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  • And we pull out our smart phones
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  • 'cause we're waiting.
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  • We can't stand
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  • to just sit still for anything.
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  • So I check all my messages
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  • and I'm waiting,
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  • waiting on that light
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  • to change.
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  • Or we put jelly on our biscuit,
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  • or we turn around
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  • and slap one of the children.
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  • You know, whatever,
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  • but were waiting.
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  • For me, I'm watching
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  • the other side
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  • of the light so that I can rev
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  • my motor up when I see it
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  • starting to change.
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  • I'm waiting,
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  • eagerly waiting.
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  • The Bible teaches us that
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  • we're not the only ones waiting.
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  • He says in Roman 8:22-23,
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  • "...for we know that
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  • the whole creation..."
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  • all of the earth --
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  • the mountains, the trees,
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  • the oceans -- they are --
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  • listen to this.
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  • "The whole creation groans
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  • and labors with birth pains
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  • together until now.
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  • Not only that we also have
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  • the first fruits of the spirit,
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  • but even ourselves groan
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  • within ourselves..." -- listen
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  • -- "Eagerly awaiting
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  • the adoption of the redemption
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  • of these old physical bodies."
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  • What he's saying is that
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  • everything that God made
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  • in the creation -- the stars,
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  • the moon, the sun, the earth,
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  • the trees, the plants,
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  • the flowers -- they are
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  • anxiously, eagerly awaiting
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  • the moment that the trumpet
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  • sounds and our new bodies
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  • are given to us.
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  • We've got something to wait for.
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  • We've got something
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  • to look forward to.
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  • Something better
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  • than a sporting event.
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  • Something better
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  • than a job promotion.
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  • Something better than
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  • a new car or a new house.
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  • We and the whole creation
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  • is earnestly -- the trees,
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  • the oceans, the stars, the moon.
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  • That's why sometimes
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  • the earth has birth pains.
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  • And we would call
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  • them earthquakes,
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  • and we would call
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  • them hurricanes,
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  • and we would call
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  • them freaks of nature,
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  • and storms, and tornadoes.
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  • All that is, is the earth
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  • that's been under a curse
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  • since Adam and Eve fell,
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  • eagerly awaiting the moment
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  • that they can be restored.
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  • As beautiful as the world is,
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  • it's still under the curse.
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  • Every flower in your yard
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  • is beautiful, but it's not
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  • as beautiful as it knows
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  • it can be when it gets
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  • the curse off of it.
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  • And when the sun comes,
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  • even the creation is moaning
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  • and groaning, and the earth
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  • has earthquakes.
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  • And that's why Jesus said,
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  • the sooner -- "...when you get
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  • close to my coming..."
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  • there will be earthquakes
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  • in diverse places.
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  • More, and more, and more.
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  • It's just like a woman
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  • who's giving birth.
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  • The earth even testifies,
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  • the Son of Heaven
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  • is coming again.
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  • We're waiting for that day
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  • of full beauty like
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  • we've never seen before.
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  • The Jewish rabbis teach
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  • that when Messiah comes,
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  • even the dirt will glow.
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  • We're going -- we've gotten
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  • used to ugliness.
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  • We've gotten used to --
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  • but the curse will be lifted,
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  • and the whole creation
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  • groans with labor pains.
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  • It's creation saying,
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  • "Oh God, lift this ugly veil,
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  • and take us back to Eden,
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  • and show us how we can be
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  • in our full glory."
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  • If these bodies are good
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  • for several years,
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  • can you imagine what
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  • our new and glorified bodies
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  • are going to be like?
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  • And then he says in verse 23,
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  • "...eagerly awaiting..."
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  • There's a homesick feeling
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  • that's supposed to be inside
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  • of all of us who have
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  • turned from idols,
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  • and been born and washed
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  • in the blood of Jesus,
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  • and serving the true
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  • and living God.
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  • There is also with that supposed
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  • to be a homesick feeling
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  • inside of all of us for
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  • the soon return of Jesus Christ.
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  • Hebrews 9:27-28 said,
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  • "...to those who eagerly
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  • wait for Him
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  • will He appear a second time."
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  • And there's supposed to be
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  • something in us
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  • that we live every day --
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  • Jesus could come today.
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  • Jesus is coming back again.
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  • It was the testimony
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  • of those in Thessalonica
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  • that they had turned.
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  • They had seen a change.
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  • They are no longer
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  • worshipping their idols.
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  • They'd been born again,
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  • and one of the proofs
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  • of that is they eagerly wait.
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  • They're believing Jesus
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  • could come today.
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  • I need to live right.
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  • I need to live clean.
  • 00:08:50.180 --> 00:08:51.210
  • Jesus is coming soon.
  • 00:08:51.210 --> 00:08:54.180
  • That's the state of the mind
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  • of every believer.
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  • To be turbo-energized
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  • with that thought
  • 00:08:59.160 --> 00:09:00.210
  • in our life every day.
  • 00:09:00.210 --> 00:09:02.160
  • Am I ready for His coming?
  • 00:09:02.160 --> 00:09:04.060
  • Am I eager for His coming?
  • 00:09:04.060 --> 00:09:06.000
  • Am I yearning for His coming?
  • 00:09:06.000 --> 00:09:08.150
  • Those who eagerly await.
  • 00:09:08.150 --> 00:09:10.010
  • It could happen today.
  • 00:09:10.010 --> 00:09:11.160
  • It needs to be on our mind
  • 00:09:11.160 --> 00:09:12.280
  • all the time.
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  • We should live in such a way
  • 00:09:14.070 --> 00:09:16.050
  • that we wouldn't be ashamed
  • 00:09:16.050 --> 00:09:17.210
  • if He came today.
  • 00:09:17.210 --> 00:09:20.030
  • It's on your mind.
  • 00:09:20.030 --> 00:09:21.260
  • You can love this life.
  • 00:09:21.260 --> 00:09:23.060
  • You can love this world
  • 00:09:23.060 --> 00:09:24.240
  • and nothing wrong
  • 00:09:24.240 --> 00:09:25.220
  • with enjoying your life.
  • 00:09:25.220 --> 00:09:27.230
  • But you have to remember that
  • 00:09:27.230 --> 00:09:29.170
  • this is our second citizenship.
  • 00:09:29.170 --> 00:09:32.000
  • Our primary residence
  • 00:09:32.000 --> 00:09:33.240
  • and citizenship is in a place
  • 00:09:33.240 --> 00:09:36.090
  • somewhere beyond the clouds.
  • 00:09:36.090 --> 00:09:38.050
  • Philippians 3:20 says,
  • 00:09:38.050 --> 00:09:40.280
  • "...our citizenship is in Heaven
  • 00:09:40.280 --> 00:09:43.190
  • for which we eagerly --
  • 00:09:43.190 --> 00:09:45.150
  • there it is again --
  • 00:09:45.150 --> 00:09:46.150
  • "...we eagerly await
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  • for the Son of God,
  • 00:09:48.020 --> 00:09:50.140
  • the Lord Jesus Christ."
  • 00:09:50.150 --> 00:09:53.150
  • I'm saying to you today that
  • 00:09:53.150 --> 00:09:54.270
  • our main residence is glory.
  • 00:09:54.270 --> 00:09:57.150
  • It's not this old world.
  • 00:09:57.150 --> 00:09:59.100
  • We are eagerly waiting
  • 00:09:59.100 --> 00:10:00.170
  • for the trumpet to sound.
  • 00:10:00.170 --> 00:10:02.080
  • We're eagerly waiting
  • 00:10:02.080 --> 00:10:03.200
  • for Jesus Christ to come back.
  • 00:10:03.200 --> 00:10:06.000
  • Whatever you think you don't
  • 00:10:06.000 --> 00:10:07.270
  • want Him to come for because
  • 00:10:07.270 --> 00:10:09.170
  • you want to experience it
  • 00:10:09.170 --> 00:10:10.280
  • here is nothing compared
  • 00:10:10.280 --> 00:10:13.070
  • to the joys, and the pleasures,
  • 00:10:13.070 --> 00:10:15.030
  • and the things that await you
  • 00:10:15.030 --> 00:10:16.220
  • on the other side.
  • 00:10:16.220 --> 00:10:18.160
  • We're waiting.
  • 00:10:18.160 --> 00:10:19.200
  • We're waiting for
  • 00:10:19.200 --> 00:10:20.140
  • His Son from Heaven.
  • 00:10:20.140 --> 00:10:22.120
  • Heaven is a real place.
  • 00:10:22.120 --> 00:10:24.020
  • Heaven has one door,
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  • and that door is Jesus.
  • 00:10:25.160 --> 00:10:26.250
  • Heaven has one gate,
  • 00:10:26.250 --> 00:10:28.040
  • and that gate is Jesus.
  • 00:10:28.040 --> 00:10:29.200
  • Heaven has one road,
  • 00:10:29.200 --> 00:10:31.050
  • and narrow is the road,
  • 00:10:31.050 --> 00:10:32.270
  • and few there be that enter in.
  • 00:10:32.270 --> 00:10:35.160
  • Heaven has dimensions.
  • 00:10:35.160 --> 00:10:36.240
  • It has measurements.
  • 00:10:36.240 --> 00:10:38.030
  • It has streets.
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  • It has mansions.
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  • It has housing.
  • 00:10:40.090 --> 00:10:41.110
  • It has cities.
  • 00:10:41.110 --> 00:10:42.050
  • It's a real place.
  • 00:10:42.050 --> 00:10:44.040
  • There's no limitations
  • 00:10:44.040 --> 00:10:45.240
  • on our physical bodies
  • 00:10:45.240 --> 00:10:47.050
  • when we get to Heaven.
  • 00:10:47.050 --> 00:10:48.110
  • Here, if you walk up
  • 00:10:48.110 --> 00:10:49.000
  • a few flights of stairs,
  • 00:10:49.000 --> 00:10:50.150
  • you're huffing, and puffing,
  • 00:10:50.150 --> 00:10:51.260
  • and struggling,
  • 00:10:51.260 --> 00:10:52.180
  • and your body's breaking down.
  • 00:10:52.180 --> 00:10:54.050
  • Your knees are hurting.
  • 00:10:54.050 --> 00:10:55.070
  • But when we get over there,
  • 00:10:55.070 --> 00:10:56.160
  • we'll never have
  • 00:10:56.160 --> 00:10:57.190
  • an asthmatic gasp for breath.
  • 00:10:57.190 --> 00:11:00.150
  • We'll never have a palpitation
  • 00:11:00.150 --> 00:11:02.000
  • in our heart.
  • 00:11:02.000 --> 00:11:03.000
  • He's going to give us
  • 00:11:03.000 --> 00:11:04.050
  • glorified bodies.
  • 00:11:05.250 --> 00:11:08.250
  • We're going home.
  • 00:11:08.280 --> 00:11:11.280
  • There's no death in Heaven.
  • 00:11:11.280 --> 00:11:14.170
  • The curse is forever gone,
  • 00:11:14.170 --> 00:11:16.210
  • and we will never die.
  • 00:11:16.210 --> 00:11:19.040
  • There's no sorrow in Heaven.
  • 00:11:19.040 --> 00:11:21.010
  • "The days of our life
  • 00:11:21.010 --> 00:11:22.160
  • on earth are few and filled
  • 00:11:22.160 --> 00:11:25.060
  • with sorrow," Job said.
  • 00:11:25.060 --> 00:11:27.130
  • The first thing we do when
  • 00:11:27.130 --> 00:11:28.170
  • we come into this life
  • 00:11:28.170 --> 00:11:30.000
  • is get slapped on the behind,
  • 00:11:30.000 --> 00:11:31.280
  • and we start -- we're crying.
  • 00:11:32.020 --> 00:11:35.020
  • We come into the world crying,
  • 00:11:35.020 --> 00:11:37.160
  • and then you just start crying
  • 00:11:37.160 --> 00:11:38.240
  • the rest of your life.
  • 00:11:38.240 --> 00:11:40.170
  • You want some milk?
  • 00:11:40.170 --> 00:11:42.110
  • You start crying,
  • 00:11:42.110 --> 00:11:43.130
  • and you scream out.
  • 00:11:43.130 --> 00:11:44.170
  • And here comes Mama,
  • 00:11:44.170 --> 00:11:45.210
  • and she takes you back
  • 00:11:45.210 --> 00:11:46.200
  • in her room and feeds you.
  • 00:11:46.200 --> 00:11:48.020
  • And then, when did you
  • 00:11:48.020 --> 00:11:49.110
  • get off the bottle?
  • 00:11:49.110 --> 00:11:50.220
  • And Mama takes you to school
  • 00:11:50.220 --> 00:11:52.100
  • the first day.
  • 00:11:52.100 --> 00:11:53.090
  • Guess what you're going to do
  • 00:11:53.090 --> 00:11:54.130
  • when Mama walks off and leaves
  • 00:11:54.130 --> 00:11:55.270
  • you in that strange world?
  • 00:11:55.270 --> 00:11:57.140
  • The baby is going to cry.
  • 00:11:57.140 --> 00:11:59.040
  • Crying again.
  • 00:11:59.040 --> 00:12:00.120
  • And then you get up older,
  • 00:12:00.120 --> 00:12:01.270
  • you're in your teenage years.
  • 00:12:01.270 --> 00:12:03.060
  • And you start dating,
  • 00:12:03.060 --> 00:12:04.070
  • and you think you're in love.
  • 00:12:04.070 --> 00:12:05.140
  • Its puppy love,
  • 00:12:05.140 --> 00:12:06.170
  • but they break up with you.
  • 00:12:06.170 --> 00:12:08.170
  • And your boyfriend dumps you
  • 00:12:08.170 --> 00:12:09.270
  • for a cheerleader,
  • 00:12:09.270 --> 00:12:10.240
  • and you start crying.
  • 00:12:10.240 --> 00:12:12.180
  • You start crying.
  • 00:12:12.180 --> 00:12:14.240
  • And you get lonely because
  • 00:12:14.240 --> 00:12:16.110
  • you're single and not married.
  • 00:12:16.110 --> 00:12:18.100
  • And you're saying, "Oh, Jesus,
  • 00:12:18.100 --> 00:12:20.170
  • don't come until I get married.
  • 00:12:20.170 --> 00:12:22.210
  • And then you get married,
  • 00:12:22.210 --> 00:12:23.240
  • and you're crying.
  • 00:12:23.240 --> 00:12:24.210
  • And you're saying,
  • 00:12:24.210 --> 00:12:25.120
  • "Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
  • 00:12:25.120 --> 00:12:27.180
  • Please come today, Lord.
  • 00:12:27.180 --> 00:12:29.100
  • Please come today."
  • 00:12:29.100 --> 00:12:31.160
  • You cry your whole life.
  • 00:12:31.260 --> 00:12:34.260
  • You get sick as you get
  • 00:12:34.260 --> 00:12:36.160
  • older, and you cry.
  • 00:12:36.160 --> 00:12:38.200
  • And you cry 'cause
  • 00:12:38.200 --> 00:12:39.170
  • all your family is gone,
  • 00:12:39.170 --> 00:12:41.070
  • and you cry because
  • 00:12:41.070 --> 00:12:42.200
  • you're alone, and you're dying,
  • 00:12:42.200 --> 00:12:44.250
  • and you're on your -- isn't
  • 00:12:44.250 --> 00:12:45.230
  • this an encouraging message?
  • 00:12:45.230 --> 00:12:47.060
  • And you cry, and you cry.
  • 00:12:47.060 --> 00:12:49.250
  • Your hair is falling out.
  • 00:12:49.250 --> 00:12:51.240
  • Your body is breaking down.
  • 00:12:51.240 --> 00:12:54.000
  • You're looking in the
  • 00:12:54.000 --> 00:12:55.080
  • -- and you cry.
  • 00:12:55.080 --> 00:12:56.140
  • But one of these days
  • 00:12:56.140 --> 00:12:58.190
  • there will be no more crying,
  • 00:12:59.050 --> 00:13:02.070
  • for God shall wipe every
  • 00:13:02.120 --> 00:13:05.120
  • tear from our eyes.
  • 00:13:05.120 --> 00:13:06.260
  • And I know some of you want
  • 00:13:06.260 --> 00:13:07.220
  • me to calm down and be quiet
  • 00:13:07.220 --> 00:13:10.110
  • because you don't think
  • 00:13:10.110 --> 00:13:11.180
  • you need this.
  • 00:13:11.180 --> 00:13:12.180
  • But brother, I'm telling you,
  • 00:13:12.180 --> 00:13:14.110
  • there's a land where we'll
  • 00:13:14.110 --> 00:13:15.220
  • never cry another tear,
  • 00:13:15.220 --> 00:13:18.030
  • and it's nearer than you think.
  • 00:13:18.290 --> 00:13:21.290
  • Glory to God.
  • 00:13:21.290 --> 00:13:24.000
  • Cry the rest of your life
  • 00:13:24.000 --> 00:13:24.290
  • about something,
  • 00:13:24.290 --> 00:13:27.170
  • but never will we cry --
  • 00:13:27.170 --> 00:13:29.000
  • there's coming a glad day,
  • 00:13:29.260 --> 00:13:32.260
  • and there will never be
  • 00:13:32.260 --> 00:13:33.240
  • a tinge of sorrow in our lives.
  • 00:13:33.240 --> 00:13:36.170
  • Can you imagine?
  • 00:13:36.170 --> 00:13:38.170
  • Never.
  • 00:13:38.170 --> 00:13:39.290
  • Never a tinge of sorrow.
  • 00:13:39.290 --> 00:13:41.090
  • Not ever another bad day.
  • 00:13:42.060 --> 00:13:45.060
  • No more disappointments.
  • 00:13:45.060 --> 00:13:47.150
  • There will be --
  • 00:13:47.150 --> 00:13:48.000
  • this is a big one.
  • 00:13:48.000 --> 00:13:48.200
  • If y'all don't come alive
  • 00:13:48.200 --> 00:13:49.100
  • on this, I'm just going to
  • 00:13:50.020 --> 00:13:53.020
  • go have church in a corner.
  • 00:13:53.020 --> 00:13:54.030
  • I can go back to the country
  • 00:13:54.030 --> 00:13:55.170
  • where I came from and preach
  • 00:13:55.170 --> 00:13:56.230
  • in double-wides if I need to.
  • 00:13:56.230 --> 00:13:58.110
  • That's where I started.
  • 00:13:58.110 --> 00:13:59.000
  • I used to preach
  • 00:13:59.000 --> 00:13:59.150
  • in double-wide trailers.
  • 00:13:59.150 --> 00:14:00.230
  • I don't need big, fancy
  • 00:14:00.230 --> 00:14:01.200
  • buildings to get happy.
  • 00:14:01.200 --> 00:14:03.080
  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:14:03.080 --> 00:14:05.070
  • There will be no more --
  • 00:14:05.070 --> 00:14:07.070
  • here's a big one -- temptation.
  • 00:14:07.070 --> 00:14:09.010
  • [Cheering and Applause]
  • 00:14:10.280 --> 00:14:13.280
  • Imagine just one day
  • 00:14:13.280 --> 00:14:15.230
  • not being tempted.
  • 00:14:15.230 --> 00:14:17.170
  • One day not being tempted
  • 00:14:17.170 --> 00:14:19.230
  • to do something
  • 00:14:19.230 --> 00:14:20.180
  • that displeases God.
  • 00:14:20.180 --> 00:14:22.120
  • One day not being
  • 00:14:22.120 --> 00:14:23.180
  • tempted in my mind.
  • 00:14:23.180 --> 00:14:25.000
  • Tempted with the lust of
  • 00:14:25.000 --> 00:14:25.210
  • the eyes, the lust of the flesh.
  • 00:14:25.210 --> 00:14:27.120
  • One day that I can get up
  • 00:14:27.120 --> 00:14:29.090
  • and never feel the pressure
  • 00:14:29.090 --> 00:14:31.130
  • of temptation.
  • 00:14:31.130 --> 00:14:32.180
  • I'll never feel it
  • 00:14:32.180 --> 00:14:33.270
  • again in Heaven.
  • 00:14:33.270 --> 00:14:35.070
  • There will be no carnal flesh
  • 00:14:35.070 --> 00:14:37.130
  • temptations when we get
  • 00:14:37.130 --> 00:14:39.110
  • our glorified body in Heaven.
  • 00:14:40.000 --> 00:14:43.000
  • Woo.
  • 00:14:43.250 --> 00:14:46.250
  • Here's a big one.
  • 00:14:46.250 --> 00:14:47.220
  • There'll be no devil in Heaven.
  • 00:14:50.050 --> 00:14:53.050
  • The next time the devil
  • 00:14:53.050 --> 00:14:54.090
  • brings up your past,
  • 00:14:54.090 --> 00:14:56.160
  • you need to say well,
  • 00:14:56.160 --> 00:14:57.180
  • I'll let you talk about my past,
  • 00:14:57.180 --> 00:14:58.280
  • but I'm going to talk about your
  • 00:14:58.280 --> 00:14:59.240
  • future when you get through.
  • 00:14:59.240 --> 00:15:01.240
  • And I see your future.
  • 00:15:01.240 --> 00:15:03.090
  • And I see a big ol' chain.
  • 00:15:03.090 --> 00:15:05.110
  • And I see a big ol' angel
  • 00:15:05.110 --> 00:15:07.010
  • wrapping you up in that chain.
  • 00:15:07.010 --> 00:15:08.160
  • And oh, in your future,
  • 00:15:08.160 --> 00:15:10.010
  • I see a lake of fire, Mr. Devil.
  • 00:15:10.010 --> 00:15:12.070
  • And one of these days,
  • 00:15:12.070 --> 00:15:13.200
  • an angel is going to
  • 00:15:13.200 --> 00:15:14.200
  • put a chain around you,
  • 00:15:14.200 --> 00:15:16.130
  • and your false prophet,
  • 00:15:16.130 --> 00:15:17.290
  • and the Antichrist, and throw
  • 00:15:17.290 --> 00:15:19.250
  • you in a lake of fire.
  • 00:15:19.250 --> 00:15:21.210
  • So bring up my past.
  • 00:15:21.210 --> 00:15:23.060
  • I'll bring up your future.
  • 00:15:23.060 --> 00:15:24.210
  • My future is better
  • 00:15:24.210 --> 00:15:26.060
  • than your future.
  • 00:15:26.180 --> 00:15:29.180
  • Everybody take a praise break
  • 00:15:29.180 --> 00:15:31.000
  • if you're eagerly awaiting
  • 00:15:31.000 --> 00:15:32.280
  • the sound of the trumpet.
  • 00:15:32.280 --> 00:15:34.120
  • Glory to God.
  • 00:15:34.120 --> 00:15:37.010
  • And you know why
  • 00:15:37.010 --> 00:15:37.170
  • you don't care?
  • 00:15:37.170 --> 00:15:38.180
  • 'Cause you're too carnal.
  • 00:15:38.180 --> 00:15:40.090
  • You want to know why
  • 00:15:40.090 --> 00:15:41.000
  • you don't care?
  • 00:15:41.000 --> 00:15:41.260
  • Because you set your
  • 00:15:41.260 --> 00:15:42.290
  • affections on things below
  • 00:15:42.290 --> 00:15:45.100
  • and not on things above.
  • 00:15:45.100 --> 00:15:46.270
  • Because when you get full
  • 00:15:46.270 --> 00:15:47.290
  • of the Holy Ghost --
  • 00:15:47.290 --> 00:15:48.260
  • and I'm telling you,
  • 00:15:48.260 --> 00:15:49.280
  • if you have to, you'll go
  • 00:15:49.280 --> 00:15:51.060
  • through the sorrows of life
  • 00:15:51.060 --> 00:15:52.200
  • enough to where this old world
  • 00:15:52.200 --> 00:15:54.110
  • loses its grip on you.
  • 00:15:57.170 --> 00:16:00.190
  • And when it does, something
  • 00:16:00.190 --> 00:16:02.080
  • in you begins to yearn.
  • 00:16:02.080 --> 00:16:04.230
  • I'm young.
  • 00:16:04.230 --> 00:16:05.120
  • I have a lot of living to do.
  • 00:16:05.130 --> 00:16:08.130
  • But I tell you what.
  • 00:16:08.130 --> 00:16:09.100
  • If the Lord wants to come today,
  • 00:16:09.100 --> 00:16:10.200
  • I don't have a bit of
  • 00:16:10.200 --> 00:16:11.130
  • problem with it.
  • 00:16:11.130 --> 00:16:12.080
  • I'm ready.
  • 00:16:12.080 --> 00:16:14.010
  • I'm ready.
  • 00:16:14.130 --> 00:16:17.130
  • We are eagerly to await
  • 00:16:17.140 --> 00:16:20.140
  • the Son of God from Heaven.
  • 00:16:20.190 --> 00:16:23.190
  • Drum-roll.
  • 00:16:23.190 --> 00:16:24.130
  • [Imitating Drum-Roll]
  • 00:16:24.130 --> 00:16:26.290
  • I'm doing sound effects
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:27.220
  • and everything just to
  • 00:16:27.220 --> 00:16:29.170
  • keep you involved.
  • 00:16:29.170 --> 00:16:32.090
  • Can you hear the drum-roll?
  • 00:16:32.090 --> 00:16:33.130
  • We're supposed to --
  • 00:16:33.130 --> 00:16:33.290
  • [Imitating Drum-Roll]
  • 00:16:33.290 --> 00:16:35.100
  • something's about to happen.
  • 00:16:35.100 --> 00:16:36.100
  • Something's about to happen.
  • 00:16:36.100 --> 00:16:37.080
  • You hear that?
  • 00:16:37.080 --> 00:16:37.200
  • [Imitating Drum-Roll]
  • 00:16:37.200 --> 00:16:39.060
  • Something's about to happen.
  • 00:16:39.060 --> 00:16:40.270
  • We're supposed to
  • 00:16:40.270 --> 00:16:41.090
  • go around like that.
  • 00:16:41.100 --> 00:16:44.100
  • I wish we'd get back
  • 00:16:44.100 --> 00:16:45.090
  • to living for eternity.
  • 00:16:45.090 --> 00:16:48.010
  • What in the world can this world
  • 00:16:48.010 --> 00:16:49.270
  • offer you that's worth missing
  • 00:16:49.270 --> 00:16:51.290
  • the rapture of Jesus Christ?
  • 00:16:51.290 --> 00:16:54.240
  • And when we preach about it,
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:56.020
  • we ought to shout about it.
  • 00:16:56.020 --> 00:16:57.200
  • Because those who don't have
  • 00:16:57.200 --> 00:16:59.000
  • that hope don't have any comfort
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  • and don't have any joy
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  • except in temporal things.
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  • Matthew 11 puts it this way,
  • 00:17:07.230 --> 00:17:10.230
  • "Of all the men born of women,
  • 00:17:10.250 --> 00:17:13.250
  • Jesus said John the Baptist
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  • was the greatest."
  • 00:17:15.170 --> 00:17:17.160
  • And then he makes this
  • 00:17:17.160 --> 00:17:18.090
  • phenomenal statement.
  • 00:17:18.090 --> 00:17:20.150
  • "...but he who is least in
  • 00:17:20.170 --> 00:17:23.170
  • the kingdom of Heaven is greater
  • 00:17:23.170 --> 00:17:26.060
  • than John the Baptist..."
  • 00:17:26.060 --> 00:17:28.230
  • -- who was, at that time,
  • 00:17:28.230 --> 00:17:30.110
  • the greatest man on earth.
  • 00:17:30.200 --> 00:17:33.200
  • To be the least one in
  • 00:17:33.200 --> 00:17:35.090
  • the kingdom of Heaven is greater
  • 00:17:35.240 --> 00:17:38.240
  • than being the President
  • 00:17:38.240 --> 00:17:41.090
  • of the United States.
  • 00:17:41.090 --> 00:17:43.250
  • That's what he's saying.
  • 00:17:43.250 --> 00:17:45.180
  • To be the least one in Heaven
  • 00:17:45.180 --> 00:17:48.020
  • -- I mean, if you were the one
  • 00:17:48.020 --> 00:17:49.020
  • that barely got in.
  • 00:17:49.020 --> 00:17:51.080
  • You were dying
  • 00:17:51.080 --> 00:17:52.080
  • in intensive care.
  • 00:17:52.080 --> 00:17:53.100
  • You lived a wicked,
  • 00:17:53.100 --> 00:17:54.060
  • wretched life.
  • 00:17:54.060 --> 00:17:55.190
  • And you had three breaths left.
  • 00:17:55.190 --> 00:17:57.240
  • And you said,
  • 00:17:57.240 --> 00:17:58.180
  • [Gasping] "Jesus save me," --
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  • and that's all you ever
  • 00:18:05.160 --> 00:18:06.170
  • did for the Lord,
  • 00:18:06.170 --> 00:18:08.050
  • and you're the least one
  • 00:18:08.050 --> 00:18:09.070
  • in the kingdom.
  • 00:18:09.070 --> 00:18:10.140
  • And then I want you to look
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  • at people on the earth.
  • 00:18:11.160 --> 00:18:13.090
  • The billionaires,
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  • the millionaires, the powerful,
  • 00:18:14.210 --> 00:18:17.090
  • the Hollywood crowd,
  • 00:18:17.090 --> 00:18:19.030
  • the super-duper athletes with
  • 00:18:19.030 --> 00:18:21.100
  • the sports cars and the women.
  • 00:18:21.100 --> 00:18:23.080
  • He said the least one
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  • in Heaven will be
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  • so much more -- mightier,
  • 00:18:27.290 --> 00:18:29.230
  • blessed -- than the greatest
  • 00:18:29.230 --> 00:18:31.220
  • one down there left behind.
  • 00:18:33.040 --> 00:18:36.040
  • Can you imagine what Heaven
  • 00:18:36.040 --> 00:18:38.280
  • is going to be like?
  • 00:18:40.050 --> 00:18:43.050
  • One hundred trillion times
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  • greater if you get to Heaven
  • 00:18:46.210 --> 00:18:49.210
  • than the glory and the money
  • 00:18:50.120 --> 00:18:53.120
  • combined that the world
  • 00:18:53.120 --> 00:18:55.140
  • has to offer.
  • 00:18:55.140 --> 00:18:56.120
  • The least in the kingdom
  • 00:18:56.120 --> 00:18:57.240
  • of Heaven will receive greater
  • 00:18:57.280 --> 00:19:01.000
  • than whoever thinks they've
  • 00:19:01.000 --> 00:19:02.220
  • got a lot of stuff on earth.
  • 00:19:03.150 --> 00:19:06.150
  • What kind of reward?
  • 00:19:06.150 --> 00:19:08.140
  • Eyes have not seen,
  • 00:19:08.140 --> 00:19:10.070
  • and ears have not heard.
  • 00:19:10.070 --> 00:19:12.040
  • Neither has it entered
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  • into the heart of men and women.
  • 00:19:13.120 --> 00:19:14.260
  • Don't you get discouraged.
  • 00:19:14.260 --> 00:19:17.000
  • Don't you give up now.
  • 00:19:17.000 --> 00:19:19.110
  • Don't you start going back
  • 00:19:19.110 --> 00:19:20.200
  • to sin and iniquity now.
  • 00:19:20.230 --> 00:19:23.230
  • The church needs to be eagerly
  • 00:19:23.230 --> 00:19:25.280
  • awaiting the Son of God.
  • 00:19:25.280 --> 00:19:27.280
  • Don't get lukewarm now.
  • 00:19:27.280 --> 00:19:29.230
  • Don't go cold now.
  • 00:19:29.230 --> 00:19:31.180
  • Don't stop praying
  • 00:19:31.180 --> 00:19:32.250
  • and reading the Bible now.
  • 00:19:32.250 --> 00:19:34.190
  • Don't stop serving God
  • 00:19:34.190 --> 00:19:36.140
  • with fire and passion.
  • 00:19:36.140 --> 00:19:38.060
  • Because we are to be
  • 00:19:38.060 --> 00:19:39.200
  • eagerly awaiting
  • 00:19:39.200 --> 00:19:41.200
  • the return of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:19:43.160 --> 00:19:46.160
  • I received a phone call
  • 00:19:46.160 --> 00:19:49.070
  • yesterday from a pastor
  • 00:19:49.070 --> 00:19:50.220
  • in Toledo, Ohio, and he said,
  • 00:19:51.080 --> 00:19:54.080
  • "There's a church in my town
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  • that has 6.000 people.
  • 00:19:56.000 --> 00:19:59.000
  • Several locations.
  • 00:19:59.000 --> 00:20:01.280
  • And the pastor has decided
  • 00:20:01.280 --> 00:20:04.070
  • that he wants his church
  • 00:20:04.070 --> 00:20:06.220
  • to have a beer label.
  • 00:20:06.220 --> 00:20:08.220
  • Their own -- they named
  • 00:20:08.220 --> 00:20:09.240
  • their beer label
  • 00:20:09.240 --> 00:20:11.030
  • after their church,
  • 00:20:11.030 --> 00:20:13.240
  • and they formed a partnership
  • 00:20:13.240 --> 00:20:15.210
  • with a brewery.
  • 00:20:15.210 --> 00:20:18.010
  • And they have their
  • 00:20:18.010 --> 00:20:18.270
  • beer being produced
  • 00:20:18.270 --> 00:20:20.240
  • in all of their six campuses.
  • 00:20:20.240 --> 00:20:23.050
  • And -- like, we've got
  • 00:20:23.050 --> 00:20:23.240
  • a welcome center.
  • 00:20:23.240 --> 00:20:25.140
  • We'll give you a bottle of water
  • 00:20:25.140 --> 00:20:26.140
  • and a free cup of coffee.
  • 00:20:26.140 --> 00:20:27.280
  • But you ain't going to never
  • 00:20:27.280 --> 00:20:28.210
  • get a beer here.
  • 00:20:28.210 --> 00:20:29.290
  • And you ain't going never
  • 00:20:29.290 --> 00:20:30.210
  • get a Jack Daniel's here.
  • 00:20:30.210 --> 00:20:32.080
  • And you ain't going never
  • 00:20:32.080 --> 00:20:33.020
  • get a bag of weed here.
  • 00:20:33.020 --> 00:20:34.010
  • Because that's what comes next.
  • 00:20:35.190 --> 00:20:38.190
  • Pastor, what's wrong with you?
  • 00:20:38.190 --> 00:20:39.270
  • What's wrong with us?
  • 00:20:39.270 --> 00:20:41.100
  • What's -- that's not somebody
  • 00:20:41.100 --> 00:20:42.220
  • eagerly awaiting
  • 00:20:42.220 --> 00:20:44.030
  • the coming of the Lord.
  • 00:20:44.030 --> 00:20:46.190
  • That's deception.
  • 00:20:49.280 --> 00:20:52.280
  • Marcus Mecum, a pastor
  • 00:20:52.280 --> 00:20:54.120
  • in Kentucky, called me,
  • 00:20:54.120 --> 00:20:55.230
  • and he said you think
  • 00:20:55.230 --> 00:20:56.160
  • that's something?
  • 00:20:56.160 --> 00:20:57.030
  • He said, there's a local church
  • 00:20:57.030 --> 00:20:58.090
  • in my area and, he said,
  • 00:20:58.090 --> 00:20:59.280
  • the pastor got up
  • 00:20:59.280 --> 00:21:00.290
  • with a Budweiser.
  • 00:21:00.290 --> 00:21:01.280
  • And while he preached,
  • 00:21:01.280 --> 00:21:03.260
  • he was drinking a Budweiser.
  • 00:21:03.260 --> 00:21:05.140
  • And he made a message on,
  • 00:21:05.140 --> 00:21:06.210
  • "I shouldn't be something
  • 00:21:06.210 --> 00:21:08.130
  • out there that I'm not in here,
  • 00:21:08.130 --> 00:21:10.020
  • and this is who I am."
  • 00:21:10.020 --> 00:21:11.090
  • And he had a recliner,
  • 00:21:11.090 --> 00:21:12.190
  • and preached and taught
  • 00:21:12.190 --> 00:21:13.220
  • his little talk --
  • 00:21:13.220 --> 00:21:14.240
  • 'cause that's what it is,
  • 00:21:14.240 --> 00:21:15.160
  • a little talk -- while he's
  • 00:21:15.160 --> 00:21:17.120
  • drinking his Budweiser.
  • 00:21:17.120 --> 00:21:19.150
  • Something's not right
  • 00:21:19.150 --> 00:21:20.080
  • about that.
  • 00:21:20.080 --> 00:21:20.220
  • I don't care -- I know the Bible
  • 00:21:20.220 --> 00:21:22.060
  • teaches moderation and all that.
  • 00:21:22.060 --> 00:21:23.260
  • Very few stay moderate
  • 00:21:23.260 --> 00:21:25.020
  • about it, by the way.
  • 00:21:25.020 --> 00:21:26.130
  • The more you do it,
  • 00:21:26.130 --> 00:21:27.080
  • the more you want to do it.
  • 00:21:27.080 --> 00:21:28.190
  • It's very rare when people --
  • 00:21:28.190 --> 00:21:30.140
  • and the Bible does say
  • 00:21:30.140 --> 00:21:31.060
  • if you're a drunkard,
  • 00:21:31.060 --> 00:21:32.150
  • there's a place for you in hell.
  • 00:21:32.150 --> 00:21:33.240
  • I don't want to have anything
  • 00:21:33.240 --> 00:21:35.000
  • going down that road
  • 00:21:35.000 --> 00:21:36.030
  • in that direction in my life.
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:37.270
  • I'm not here to judge you.
  • 00:21:37.270 --> 00:21:39.050
  • I'm not your judge.
  • 00:21:39.050 --> 00:21:40.000
  • I'm just telling you,
  • 00:21:40.000 --> 00:21:41.090
  • if you're eagerly awaiting,
  • 00:21:41.090 --> 00:21:43.080
  • you don't want to get more,
  • 00:21:43.080 --> 00:21:44.090
  • and more, and more
  • 00:21:44.090 --> 00:21:45.010
  • of the world in your life.
  • 00:21:45.010 --> 00:21:46.140
  • You want to get further
  • 00:21:46.140 --> 00:21:47.080
  • and further away from it.
  • 00:21:47.080 --> 00:21:48.140
  • 'Cause when the trumpet sounds,
  • 00:21:48.140 --> 00:21:50.040
  • all that matters is
  • 00:21:50.040 --> 00:21:51.150
  • that I am ready to go
  • 00:21:51.150 --> 00:21:53.080
  • when He comes.
  • 00:21:53.080 --> 00:21:54.040
  • [Cheering and Applause]
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:21:58.160
  • And some of you need
  • 00:21:58.160 --> 00:21:59.080
  • an awakening this morning.
  • 00:21:59.080 --> 00:22:01.240
  • You're not eagerly awaiting.
  • 00:22:01.240 --> 00:22:03.090
  • You're wrapped up,
  • 00:22:03.090 --> 00:22:03.240
  • tied up, tangled up
  • 00:22:03.240 --> 00:22:05.100
  • in this present world.
  • 00:22:05.250 --> 00:22:08.250
  • And Jesus is saying,
  • 00:22:08.250 --> 00:22:10.260
  • "I'm coming again.
  • 00:22:10.260 --> 00:22:11.280
  • I promise you I am."
  • 00:22:11.280 --> 00:22:14.130
  • And the Bible said in Jeremiah
  • 00:22:14.150 --> 00:22:17.150
  • that if you can't contend
  • 00:22:17.150 --> 00:22:19.220
  • with the footmen,
  • 00:22:19.220 --> 00:22:21.130
  • what are you going to do
  • 00:22:21.130 --> 00:22:22.060
  • when the horsemen come?
  • 00:22:22.060 --> 00:22:24.130
  • When the four horses
  • 00:22:24.130 --> 00:22:25.070
  • of the Apocalypse
  • 00:22:25.070 --> 00:22:26.140
  • start coming on the earth.
  • 00:22:26.140 --> 00:22:27.210
  • If you can't live --
  • 00:22:27.210 --> 00:22:28.230
  • we fighting little footmen
  • 00:22:28.230 --> 00:22:29.130
  • demons right now.
  • 00:22:29.200 --> 00:22:32.200
  • But what are you going to do
  • 00:22:32.200 --> 00:22:34.000
  • when the real spirit of
  • 00:22:34.000 --> 00:22:35.070
  • the Antichrist hits this earth,
  • 00:22:35.070 --> 00:22:37.070
  • and there's going to be
  • 00:22:37.070 --> 00:22:37.290
  • a great falling away?
  • 00:22:37.290 --> 00:22:39.150
  • I'm going to tell you.
  • 00:22:39.150 --> 00:22:40.040
  • If you live near the edge
  • 00:22:40.040 --> 00:22:41.270
  • where you got --
  • 00:22:41.270 --> 00:22:42.200
  • the one little girl
  • 00:22:42.200 --> 00:22:43.050
  • kept falling out of the bed.
  • 00:22:43.050 --> 00:22:44.160
  • Falling out of the bed.
  • 00:22:44.160 --> 00:22:45.140
  • And the mama picked her up
  • 00:22:45.140 --> 00:22:46.130
  • and said, "Darling, why do
  • 00:22:46.130 --> 00:22:47.050
  • you think you're doing that?"
  • 00:22:47.050 --> 00:22:47.230
  • She said, "Mama, I think
  • 00:22:47.230 --> 00:22:48.240
  • it's 'cause I stay so close
  • 00:22:48.240 --> 00:22:49.280
  • Folks, you better
  • 00:22:57.010 --> 00:22:58.150
  • get off the edge.
  • 00:22:58.150 --> 00:23:01.000
  • You better get off
  • 00:23:01.000 --> 00:23:01.220
  • of playing with sin,
  • 00:23:01.220 --> 00:23:02.270
  • and playing with pornography,
  • 00:23:02.270 --> 00:23:04.100
  • and playing with wickedness,
  • 00:23:04.100 --> 00:23:05.190
  • and looking at filth,
  • 00:23:05.190 --> 00:23:06.240
  • and filling your soul
  • 00:23:06.240 --> 00:23:08.010
  • with the lies and deceptions
  • 00:23:08.010 --> 00:23:09.210
  • of compromising Christians
  • 00:23:09.210 --> 00:23:11.120
  • who tell you, you can sleep
  • 00:23:11.120 --> 00:23:12.200
  • with your boyfriend.
  • 00:23:12.200 --> 00:23:13.260
  • After all, you're human,
  • 00:23:13.260 --> 00:23:15.110
  • and it's just a little --
  • 00:23:15.110 --> 00:23:16.160
  • you made a mistake.
  • 00:23:16.160 --> 00:23:17.220
  • It's sin.
  • 00:23:17.220 --> 00:23:18.290
  • It'll sin you to hell.
  • 00:23:18.290 --> 00:23:20.210
  • The Bible says it.
  • 00:23:20.210 --> 00:23:21.280
  • You can get mad at me.
  • 00:23:21.280 --> 00:23:22.280
  • You can look at me cross --
  • 00:23:22.280 --> 00:23:23.250
  • listen, folks.
  • 00:23:23.250 --> 00:23:24.210
  • I'm not here -- I'm not here
  • 00:23:24.210 --> 00:23:26.070
  • to be -- the older I get,
  • 00:23:26.070 --> 00:23:27.260
  • the crankier I get.
  • 00:23:27.260 --> 00:23:29.000
  • And I'm just going to tell
  • 00:23:29.000 --> 00:23:29.230
  • you that this stuff --
  • 00:23:29.230 --> 00:23:31.050
  • this new stuff coming?
  • 00:23:31.050 --> 00:23:32.240
  • It still takes holiness.
  • 00:23:32.240 --> 00:23:34.100
  • It still takes purity.
  • 00:23:34.100 --> 00:23:36.000
  • It still takes repentance.
  • 00:23:36.000 --> 00:23:37.220
  • It still takes turning
  • 00:23:37.220 --> 00:23:39.070
  • away from your idols,
  • 00:23:39.070 --> 00:23:41.080
  • and being washed
  • 00:23:41.080 --> 00:23:42.070
  • in the blood of Jesus,
  • 00:23:42.070 --> 00:23:43.190
  • and eagerly awaiting
  • 00:23:43.240 --> 00:23:46.240
  • - If this ministry has been
  • 00:23:53.070 --> 00:23:54.050
  • a blessing to your life,
  • 00:23:54.050 --> 00:23:55.220
  • if you're someone
  • 00:23:55.220 --> 00:23:56.170
  • who wants to see messages
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  • like this heard
  • 00:23:57.230 --> 00:23:59.030
  • around the world,
  • 00:23:59.030 --> 00:24:00.240
  • I need to encourage you, today,
  • 00:24:00.240 --> 00:24:02.120
  • to partner with me.
  • 00:24:02.120 --> 00:24:04.020
  • I'm asking God to stir up
  • 00:24:04.020 --> 00:24:05.040
  • 1.000 people to become
  • 00:24:05.250 --> 00:24:08.250
  • a unique partner
  • 00:24:08.250 --> 00:24:10.020
  • with this ministry.
  • 00:24:10.020 --> 00:24:11.090
  • For your gift of $25 a month,
  • 00:24:11.090 --> 00:24:14.070
  • a profound difference
  • 00:24:15.050 --> 00:24:16.280
  • in preaching the gospel
  • 00:24:16.280 --> 00:24:18.140
  • to 249 nations,
  • 00:24:18.140 --> 00:24:21.110
  • anything else that comes in
  • 00:24:21.110 --> 00:24:23.050
  • that is not used
  • 00:24:23.050 --> 00:24:24.100
  • to buy air-time,
  • 00:24:24.100 --> 00:24:26.020
  • is used to provide
  • 00:24:26.020 --> 00:24:28.080
  • wonderful ministries
  • 00:24:28.080 --> 00:24:30.120
  • for people in dire need.
  • 00:24:30.120 --> 00:24:32.190
  • You know what
  • 00:24:32.190 --> 00:24:33.040
  • we've done in Haiti,
  • 00:24:33.040 --> 00:24:34.100
  • you know what we've done
  • 00:24:34.100 --> 00:24:35.130
  • at The Dream Center,
  • 00:24:35.130 --> 00:24:36.210
  • you know what
  • 00:24:36.210 --> 00:24:37.050
  • we've done for veterans,
  • 00:24:37.050 --> 00:24:38.220
  • and you know what we're doing,
  • 00:24:38.220 --> 00:24:39.250
  • even as I speak,
  • 00:24:39.250 --> 00:24:41.180
  • for homeless children
  • 00:24:41.180 --> 00:24:43.090
  • on the border.
  • 00:24:43.090 --> 00:24:44.140
  • And, they'll be moving in
  • 00:24:44.140 --> 00:24:46.050
  • to that home
  • 00:24:46.050 --> 00:24:47.130
  • before this year is over.
  • 00:24:47.130 --> 00:24:48.270
  • That's a miracle,
  • 00:24:48.270 --> 00:24:49.290
  • and it's the miracle
  • 00:24:49.290 --> 00:24:50.240
  • of partnership.
  • 00:24:50.240 --> 00:24:52.000
  • A one-time gift of $300
  • 00:24:52.000 --> 00:24:54.070
  • will qualify you
  • 00:24:54.070 --> 00:24:55.140
  • as an elite partner
  • 00:24:55.140 --> 00:24:56.190
  • of this ministry,
  • 00:24:56.190 --> 00:24:57.220
  • I'm gonna, instantly,
  • 00:24:57.220 --> 00:24:59.030
  • send you my "Legacy Bible",
  • 00:24:59.030 --> 00:25:01.010
  • and you're gonna be a part
  • 00:25:01.010 --> 00:25:02.140
  • of every project.
  • 00:25:02.140 --> 00:25:03.200
  • You'll receive special invites.
  • 00:25:03.200 --> 00:25:05.200
  • As a matter of fact,
  • 00:25:05.200 --> 00:25:06.090
  • we're planning a special,
  • 00:25:06.090 --> 00:25:07.160
  • by-invitation-only for partners,
  • 00:25:07.160 --> 00:25:10.120
  • gathering with Cherise and I,
  • 00:25:10.120 --> 00:25:11.210
  • and our family;
  • 00:25:11.210 --> 00:25:12.210
  • we want you to be there.
  • 00:25:12.210 --> 00:25:14.120
  • Every penny you give
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  • goes to preach the good news
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  • of Jesus Christ
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  • and to do projects,
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  • just like the children's home
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  • that I've told you about.
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  • I've said for years,
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  • "We can't do everything,
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  • but together,
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  • we can do something amazing
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  • for the glory of God."
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  • I need you,
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  • and I know that the Lord
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  • is speaking to 1.000 of you,
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  • today, to help us fulfill
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  • the gospel being preached
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  • around the world,
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  • bring the coming
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  • of the Lord back,
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  • and, until then,
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  • we're gonna take care
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  • of widows, and orphans,
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  • and the poor.
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  • Here's my announcer
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  • to tell you more.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: This month, join
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  • Jentezen and Cherise Franklin
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  • in preaching the gospel
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  • around the world
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  • by becoming
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  • a Connection Partner.
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  • When you do,
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  • you'll have exclusive access
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  • to the Partner Gateway,
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  • custom created
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  • partner teachings,
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  • and private invitations
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  • to partner events, conferences,
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  • and intimate prayer meetings
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  • with Jentezen
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  • and Cherise Franklin.
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  • For as little as $25 a month,
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  • you'll have the confidence
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  • of knowing that
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  • every penny you give
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  • is sending the gospel
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  • around the world
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  • and helping complete
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  • life-saving projects,
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  • like the Youth For Tomorrow
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  • Children's Home.
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  • And, this month only,
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  • you'll receive
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  • Jentezen's Franklin's
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  • powerful message,
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  • "How God Provides",
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  • along with a custom-print
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  • of Philippians 1:3-5.
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  • With your one-time gift
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  • of $300 or more,
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  • you'll become an elite partner
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  • with the ministry,
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  • and enjoy all of
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  • the exclusive benefits,
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  • along with Jentezen Franklin's
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  • brand-new "Legacy Bible".
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  • Call now, or visit us online
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  • to give your very best gift,
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  • and become
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  • a Connection Partner, today,
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  • because we can't do everything,
  • 00:26:41.140 --> 00:26:42.260
  • but together,
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  • we can do something amazing
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  • - We hope you've enjoyed
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  • this teaching
  • 00:27:24.190 --> 00:27:25.050
  • by Jentezen Franklin,
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  • and thank you
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  • for your continued support
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