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Right Voices, Right Choices

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November 17, 2019
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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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Right Voices, Right Choices

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  • - 1 Samuel 20:25.
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  • "Now the king sat at this seat,
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  • as at other times,
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  • on a seat by the wall.
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  • And Jonathan arose,
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  • Abner sat by Saul's side,
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  • but David's place was empty."
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  • wanna preach for a few moments
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  • on right voices
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  • bring right choices.
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  • If you don't get
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  • the right voices
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  • in your inner-circle,
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  • there's no way you're gonna be
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  • making the right choices
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  • in life.
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  • And this story illustrates that,
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  • the Bible said King Saul
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  • was sitting in his usual place,
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  • which has a connotation that --
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  • you almost to read
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  • in-between the lines
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  • that his usual place
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  • was he's unmovable,
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  • he thinks that he doesn't
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  • have to move any more.
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  • His back is against the wall,
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  • he's paranoid.
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  • He's in a place
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  • like never before,
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  • and we're told who's there,
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  • and we're even told
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  • who's not there,
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  • by absence.
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  • It's at this inner-circle that
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  • he's in that these people,
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  • who are in the room,
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  • are given unrestricted access
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  • to his thought life,
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  • and to his heart.
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  • Therefore, their voices
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  • are helping
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  • and heavily influencing
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  • his choices.
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  • And that's so important
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  • for you to understand.
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  • Show me your friends,
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  • and I'll show you your future.
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  • Your friends that are close
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  • in your circle
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  • are a photograph of your future.
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  • Your friends are
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  • a photograph of your future.
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  • The Bible puts it like this,
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  • in Proverbs 11.
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  • "Where there is no counsel,
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  • the work falls,
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  • but in the multitude
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  • of counselors, there is safety."
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  • There's safety in getting
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  • wise people and wise voices
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  • inside your circle.
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  • When we make good decisions,
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  • we make them according to people
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  • who are advising us
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  • and that we're listening to.
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  • Proverbs 24:6 said:
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  • "For by wise counsel we go --
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  • we make war,
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  • but in the multitude
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  • of counsel,"
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  • -- again, he says it there:
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  • "Is safety."
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  • And in other words,
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  • don't ever go to battle
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  • without wise voices
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  • speaking into your life.
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  • Don't ever just tear your life
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  • up and go to war, so-to-speak,
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  • without listening to some
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  • people who have wisdom
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  • in the very Word of God,
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  • and Spirit of God,
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  • in your life.
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  • Don't go into battle.
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  • The Bible said in Proverbs 9:10:
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  • "If you rebuke a wise man,
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  • he will love you for it."
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  • And then, it goes on to say:
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  • "The fear of the Lord
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  • is the beginning of wisdom."
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  • And so, you need these people
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  • in your life.
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  • Everybody needs people
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  • in their inner-circle
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  • who can influence you
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  • with their voice
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  • to make the right choices.
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  • Saul did not have
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  • wise people around him.
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  • I'm gonna prove that
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  • to you in just a moment.
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  • He used to have wise people,
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  • godly people, around him,
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  • but pride entered his life.
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  • And when pride entered his life,
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  • he began to isolate himself
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  • from wise counsel.
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  • When he started out,
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  • the most predominant voice
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  • in his life
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  • was the voice of God.
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  • The voice of God came to him,
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  • through the voice
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  • of Samuel the Elder,
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  • Samuel the Prophet.
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  • God used Samuel
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  • and when he spoke,
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  • the Bible said of the words of
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  • the Samuel,
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  • not one word fell to the ground.
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  • Isn't that amazing?
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  • It says in 1 Samuel 3:19,
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  • "Not one of his words, "
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  • -- God backed up everything
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  • that he said.
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  • And this was the kind of voice
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  • that came to him, and said,
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  • "God has chosen you
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  • to be king of Israel.
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  • The first king to ever be
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  • on the throne of Israel
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  • will be you, Saul."
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  • That was the voice that
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  • used to be at his table.
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  • He had wise counsel.
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  • The most important voice
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  • was when we're brought
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  • to 1 Samuel 20 was no longer
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  • in his inner-circle.
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  • That voice, that elder,
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  • that had razor-sharp
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  • sensitivity that could hear
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  • God's voice and speak to him,
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  • and it would move him
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  • all the way to his bones, now,
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  • he has removed
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  • that man from his life.
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  • And when you remove God's voice,
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  • you start hearing other voices.
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  • 1 Samuel 7:3,
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  • it said that as long
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  • as Samuel was there
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  • by Saul's side,
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  • that his words kept
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  • the enemy at bay.
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  • Wow.
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  • How important is it
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  • to have some elders,
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  • some people who have
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  • lived the walks,
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  • some elders may be
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  • your mother and your father,
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  • or your grandparents,
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  • and they may get on your nerves
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  • because they keep you
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  • after spiritual things,
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  • and you ought to --
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  • you just wanna hear
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  • the good things,
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  • but you don't always need
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  • everybody in your inner-circle
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  • that tells you
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  • what you wanna hear.
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  • You need some people
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  • who tell you what
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  • you need to hear,
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  • and they don't care whether
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  • you wanna hear it or not.
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  • You're wise if you do that.
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  • Right voices, right choices.
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  • The Bible said in 1 Samuel 15,
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  • when Saul began to disobey God
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  • and he didn't do
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  • what God told him,
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  • God gave him a clear direction
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  • to smite and destroy
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  • all of the Amalekites,
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  • and God had a reason for that.
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  • And you'll see the reason
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  • in just a moment, and he said,
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  • "I'm not gonna obey that,
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  • I'm gonna keep the king
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  • and bring him back,
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  • and have a parade,
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  • and I'm gonna keep
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  • the choice sheep,
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  • and I'm gonna have
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  • a public offering,
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  • and the people will love it,
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  • and I'll look good,
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  • and we'll put on a big
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  • religious show,
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  • and it's gonna be a big deal.
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  • My way's better
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  • than God's way."
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  • And in comes that old prophet.
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  • He comes in with the mantle,
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  • he points his bony finger
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  • in the face of the king,
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  • he's powerful,
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  • he's prestigious,
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  • he's popular.
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  • He's wealthy,
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  • he's all of that,
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  • but none of that means
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  • anything to God.
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  • And he looks at him,
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  • and he says,
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  • "When you were little
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  • in your own eyes,
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  • you had worth to the Kingdom.
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  • But now, you have lost
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  • that littleness
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  • in your own eyes.
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  • Your ego is out of control.
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  • Your pride is out of control.
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  • You're not listening
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  • to the voice of God
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  • and the Word of God."
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  • And that's when God
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  • used you powerfully,
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  • when you walked humbly,
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  • when you walked before
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  • the Lord with a certain
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  • sensitivity and fear of God.
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  • And he said, "Do you remember
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  • when I called you,
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  • and anointed you,
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  • that they had to fetch you
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  • and pull you out
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  • from among the stuff?
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  • You were so lowly
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  • that you hid
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  • when it was time for you
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  • to take the throne.
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  • Oh, how you've changed.
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  • Now, you don't even listen
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  • to God's voice."
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  • And this prophet's just
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  • letting him have it,
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  • and he's the king.
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  • And he says these famous words,
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  • "Obedience is better
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  • than sacrifice,
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  • and rebellion is witchcraft."
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  • In other words,
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  • when you know that God has
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  • clearly spoken to you
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  • and you keep doing
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  • what you know God
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  • has clearly spoken to you,
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  • and told you not to do,
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  • rebellion is witchcraft,
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  • and he was saying it opens up
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  • the evil side
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  • of the supernatural
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  • in your home,
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  • in your life, in your family.
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  • Simple obedience to God
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  • and His Word is always better
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  • than strenuous acts
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  • of sacrifice,
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  • and in 1 Samuel 15:27,
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  • the Bible said Samuel starts
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  • to walk out of the presence of
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  • the king after he delivers
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  • that word,
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  • and the king grabs him,
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  • and when he does,
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  • he pulls his mantle off,
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  • and the prophet whirls around
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  • and he says,
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  • "Just as the mantle has been
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  • ripped and torn off of me,
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  • so will the kingdom
  • 00:09:27.180 --> 00:09:29.090
  • be torn away from you,
  • 00:09:29.090 --> 00:09:31.060
  • and placed in
  • 00:09:31.060 --> 00:09:31.220
  • another man's hands."
  • 00:09:32.230 --> 00:09:35.230
  • From that day forward,
  • 00:09:35.230 --> 00:09:38.010
  • no longer was Saul --
  • 00:09:38.010 --> 00:09:40.090
  • or was Samuel
  • 00:09:40.090 --> 00:09:41.160
  • in Saul's inner-circle.
  • 00:09:41.160 --> 00:09:44.050
  • From that day forward,
  • 00:09:44.050 --> 00:09:45.200
  • the Bible said
  • 00:09:45.200 --> 00:09:46.120
  • Samuel came no more.
  • 00:09:46.120 --> 00:09:49.040
  • The voice of the elder,
  • 00:09:49.040 --> 00:09:51.140
  • the voice that brought
  • 00:09:51.150 --> 00:09:54.150
  • conviction,
  • 00:09:54.150 --> 00:09:55.200
  • the voice that reminded
  • 00:09:55.200 --> 00:09:57.290
  • where you came from,
  • 00:09:57.290 --> 00:10:00.000
  • the voice that told you
  • 00:10:00.000 --> 00:10:01.170
  • to stay humble and low,
  • 00:10:01.170 --> 00:10:03.190
  • and there's a way
  • 00:10:03.190 --> 00:10:04.210
  • that seems right,
  • 00:10:04.210 --> 00:10:05.240
  • but the end there of
  • 00:10:05.240 --> 00:10:06.240
  • is destruction.
  • 00:10:06.240 --> 00:10:07.290
  • That voice was forever removed
  • 00:10:08.120 --> 00:10:11.120
  • from the inner-circle
  • 00:10:11.120 --> 00:10:12.170
  • of Saul's life.
  • 00:10:12.170 --> 00:10:14.260
  • And I'm telling you,
  • 00:10:14.260 --> 00:10:15.200
  • when you don't have
  • 00:10:15.200 --> 00:10:16.080
  • God's voice in your life,
  • 00:10:16.080 --> 00:10:18.100
  • you'll start
  • 00:10:18.100 --> 00:10:18.210
  • hearing other voices,
  • 00:10:18.210 --> 00:10:20.010
  • and the Bible said when he got
  • 00:10:20.010 --> 00:10:21.200
  • in a desperate situation,
  • 00:10:21.200 --> 00:10:23.130
  • and needed a word from God,
  • 00:10:23.130 --> 00:10:25.020
  • he went to the Witch of Endor.
  • 00:10:25.260 --> 00:10:28.260
  • When you don't have
  • 00:10:28.260 --> 00:10:30.000
  • God's voice in your life,
  • 00:10:30.000 --> 00:10:32.080
  • then the enemy comes
  • 00:10:32.080 --> 00:10:33.200
  • in with his voice,
  • 00:10:33.200 --> 00:10:34.240
  • and he goes -- here he is, now.
  • 00:10:34.240 --> 00:10:37.070
  • He goes to a witch,
  • 00:10:37.070 --> 00:10:39.040
  • and he says, "Conjure up.
  • 00:10:39.040 --> 00:10:40.240
  • I need a word from God.
  • 00:10:40.240 --> 00:10:42.060
  • See if you can
  • 00:10:42.060 --> 00:10:43.270
  • get any word from God."
  • 00:10:43.270 --> 00:10:46.160
  • Because he's so messed up, now,
  • 00:10:46.160 --> 00:10:48.150
  • he thinks that God speaks
  • 00:10:48.150 --> 00:10:49.280
  • through crystal balls,
  • 00:10:49.280 --> 00:10:51.080
  • and he thinks God speaks
  • 00:10:51.080 --> 00:10:52.180
  • through tarot cards,
  • 00:10:52.180 --> 00:10:53.270
  • and when he went to this witch,
  • 00:10:53.270 --> 00:10:55.160
  • he conjured up, and she said,
  • 00:10:55.160 --> 00:10:57.070
  • "I see someone coming.
  • 00:10:57.070 --> 00:10:58.090
  • I see something in my --
  • 00:10:58.090 --> 00:11:00.110
  • oh, he's coming, I see it."
  • 00:11:00.110 --> 00:11:02.090
  • And Saul said,
  • 00:11:02.090 --> 00:11:03.290
  • "What do you see?"
  • 00:11:03.290 --> 00:11:05.050
  • He said, "I see an old man
  • 00:11:05.050 --> 00:11:07.080
  • and he's wrapped in a mantle."
  • 00:11:08.010 --> 00:11:11.010
  • And when she said mantle,
  • 00:11:11.010 --> 00:11:12.130
  • his word went back
  • 00:11:12.130 --> 00:11:13.190
  • to that moment
  • 00:11:13.190 --> 00:11:14.110
  • when that old prophet said,
  • 00:11:14.110 --> 00:11:16.010
  • "The kingdom will be
  • 00:11:16.010 --> 00:11:17.050
  • ripped from you."
  • 00:11:17.050 --> 00:11:19.110
  • And from that day forward,
  • 00:11:19.110 --> 00:11:22.110
  • it wasn't long until
  • 00:11:22.110 --> 00:11:24.160
  • he had so opened up his life
  • 00:11:24.160 --> 00:11:27.050
  • to the wrong voices
  • 00:11:27.050 --> 00:11:28.200
  • that your Bible said
  • 00:11:28.200 --> 00:11:29.270
  • Saul tried to commit suicide,
  • 00:11:30.050 --> 00:11:33.050
  • fell on his own spear.
  • 00:11:33.050 --> 00:11:35.110
  • He couldn't get it to go
  • 00:11:35.110 --> 00:11:36.160
  • completely through his heart.
  • 00:11:36.160 --> 00:11:38.020
  • He's bleeding,
  • 00:11:38.020 --> 00:11:38.270
  • he's gurgling in his own blood.
  • 00:11:39.020 --> 00:11:42.020
  • And it's sad, because his son,
  • 00:11:42.020 --> 00:11:43.160
  • Jonathan,
  • 00:11:43.160 --> 00:11:44.120
  • is on the same mountain,
  • 00:11:44.120 --> 00:11:45.210
  • fighting for his life,
  • 00:11:45.210 --> 00:11:47.070
  • and the same enemy
  • 00:11:47.070 --> 00:11:48.220
  • that kills his father,
  • 00:11:48.220 --> 00:11:50.100
  • and I'm gonna tell you something
  • 00:11:50.100 --> 00:11:51.180
  • about that in a minute.
  • 00:11:51.180 --> 00:11:52.220
  • The same enemy that kills
  • 00:11:52.220 --> 00:11:54.020
  • his father is killing the son.
  • 00:11:55.120 --> 00:11:58.120
  • Guess who it was?
  • 00:11:58.120 --> 00:11:59.290
  • As Saul is falling
  • 00:11:59.290 --> 00:12:01.150
  • on that spear,
  • 00:12:01.150 --> 00:12:02.170
  • and he can't quite kill himself,
  • 00:12:02.170 --> 00:12:04.110
  • and he says -- he hears somebody
  • 00:12:04.110 --> 00:12:06.170
  • and he can't see,
  • 00:12:06.170 --> 00:12:07.120
  • and he says, "Who are you?"
  • 00:12:07.120 --> 00:12:09.080
  • And he's bleeding, he says,
  • 00:12:09.080 --> 00:12:11.050
  • "Will you come finish it?
  • 00:12:11.050 --> 00:12:12.280
  • Push on my back
  • 00:12:12.280 --> 00:12:14.120
  • and send the spear through me."
  • 00:12:14.120 --> 00:12:16.000
  • And as the man creeps up
  • 00:12:16.000 --> 00:12:17.290
  • on him, and Saul asks him,
  • 00:12:17.290 --> 00:12:20.040
  • "Who are you?"
  • 00:12:20.040 --> 00:12:20.180
  • You know what his answer was?
  • 00:12:20.180 --> 00:12:21.210
  • It's in your Bible.
  • 00:12:21.210 --> 00:12:22.230
  • He said, "I am an Amalekite."
  • 00:12:24.130 --> 00:12:27.130
  • You know, the one that
  • 00:12:27.130 --> 00:12:28.220
  • God told you to
  • 00:12:28.220 --> 00:12:30.070
  • completely wipe out?
  • 00:12:30.070 --> 00:12:33.070
  • I'm not only gonna
  • 00:12:33.070 --> 00:12:33.280
  • take your life,
  • 00:12:33.280 --> 00:12:35.080
  • but I'm gonna take
  • 00:12:35.080 --> 00:12:35.240
  • the life of your son.
  • 00:12:35.240 --> 00:12:37.100
  • I've got him over
  • 00:12:37.100 --> 00:12:37.260
  • there on the ground.
  • 00:12:37.260 --> 00:12:40.010
  • I'm telling you that there are
  • 00:12:40.010 --> 00:12:41.030
  • things that if we don't conquer
  • 00:12:41.030 --> 00:12:42.260
  • them and overcome them,
  • 00:12:42.260 --> 00:12:44.100
  • when God gives us
  • 00:12:44.100 --> 00:12:44.270
  • the power to do it,
  • 00:12:44.270 --> 00:12:46.070
  • it'll come back in the family
  • 00:12:46.070 --> 00:12:48.140
  • and try not only
  • 00:12:48.140 --> 00:12:48.290
  • to take you out,
  • 00:12:48.290 --> 00:12:50.030
  • but take your children out.
  • 00:12:50.030 --> 00:12:51.280
  • And we need to understand
  • 00:12:51.280 --> 00:12:53.060
  • spirits grow up,
  • 00:12:53.060 --> 00:12:55.000
  • spirits start weak,
  • 00:12:55.000 --> 00:12:56.190
  • and if you feed 'em,
  • 00:12:56.190 --> 00:12:57.270
  • they grow up and they move
  • 00:12:57.270 --> 00:12:59.140
  • from father to son.
  • 00:12:59.140 --> 00:13:01.030
  • And we have the power through
  • 00:13:01.030 --> 00:13:02.260
  • the name and the blood
  • 00:13:02.260 --> 00:13:04.090
  • and the Holy Spirit
  • 00:13:04.090 --> 00:13:05.170
  • to conquer those spirits
  • 00:13:05.170 --> 00:13:07.070
  • when God gives us
  • 00:13:07.070 --> 00:13:07.290
  • the power to do it.
  • 00:13:07.290 --> 00:13:09.250
  • And it breaks the curse
  • 00:13:09.250 --> 00:13:11.100
  • off of the whole family.
  • 00:13:11.100 --> 00:13:12.210
  • What voices are you bringing
  • 00:13:12.210 --> 00:13:15.140
  • into your family?
  • 00:13:15.230 --> 00:13:18.230
  • It cost him his life.
  • 00:13:18.230 --> 00:13:20.290
  • It cost him his family's life.
  • 00:13:21.090 --> 00:13:24.090
  • It cost him everything.
  • 00:13:24.090 --> 00:13:26.190
  • We need the voice of people
  • 00:13:27.220 --> 00:13:30.220
  • who've lived the life,
  • 00:13:30.220 --> 00:13:32.020
  • elders and people who sometimes
  • 00:13:32.120 --> 00:13:35.120
  • get in our business
  • 00:13:35.120 --> 00:13:36.190
  • and people who sometimes
  • 00:13:36.190 --> 00:13:38.010
  • preach to us and people
  • 00:13:38.010 --> 00:13:39.200
  • who constantly ask us,
  • 00:13:39.200 --> 00:13:41.100
  • "Why were you not in church?"
  • 00:13:41.100 --> 00:13:42.240
  • And, "Where were you?"
  • 00:13:42.240 --> 00:13:43.270
  • And, "I missed you."
  • 00:13:43.270 --> 00:13:44.220
  • And, "Why weren't my grandbabies
  • 00:13:44.220 --> 00:13:46.020
  • in church?
  • 00:13:46.020 --> 00:13:46.230
  • I didn't see my grandbabies."
  • 00:13:46.230 --> 00:13:48.190
  • You need that one in your --
  • 00:13:48.190 --> 00:13:51.020
  • you need them to have a seat.
  • 00:13:51.020 --> 00:13:53.190
  • You need them
  • 00:13:53.190 --> 00:13:54.060
  • in your inner-circle,
  • 00:13:54.060 --> 00:13:55.290
  • because if you don't have
  • 00:13:55.290 --> 00:13:56.260
  • the right voices,
  • 00:13:56.260 --> 00:13:58.040
  • you'll stray further
  • 00:13:58.040 --> 00:13:59.030
  • and further and further,
  • 00:13:59.030 --> 00:14:00.200
  • and you'll start
  • 00:14:00.200 --> 00:14:01.040
  • going to other voices.
  • 00:14:03.240 --> 00:14:06.240
  • Notice that when he got rid
  • 00:14:06.240 --> 00:14:09.000
  • of the voice of God,
  • 00:14:09.000 --> 00:14:11.070
  • he got very close
  • 00:14:12.280 --> 00:14:15.280
  • to the voice of a fool.
  • 00:14:15.280 --> 00:14:18.230
  • Proverbs 13:20 is so powerful.
  • 00:14:20.050 --> 00:14:23.050
  • "He that walks with wise men
  • 00:14:23.280 --> 00:14:26.280
  • shall be wise,
  • 00:14:26.280 --> 00:14:29.000
  • but the companion of fools
  • 00:14:29.080 --> 00:14:32.080
  • shall be destroyed."
  • 00:14:32.080 --> 00:14:34.140
  • He did not say,
  • 00:14:34.140 --> 00:14:36.030
  • "The fools will be
  • 00:14:36.030 --> 00:14:37.060
  • destroyed only."
  • 00:14:37.060 --> 00:14:38.220
  • But he said,
  • 00:14:38.220 --> 00:14:39.200
  • "You may be smart,
  • 00:14:39.200 --> 00:14:41.030
  • you may know the Word of God,
  • 00:14:41.030 --> 00:14:42.270
  • you may know who Jesus is,
  • 00:14:42.270 --> 00:14:45.090
  • but if you start becoming
  • 00:14:45.090 --> 00:14:47.070
  • the companion of fools, "
  • 00:14:47.070 --> 00:14:49.180
  • -- "And the fool has said
  • 00:14:49.180 --> 00:14:50.150
  • in his heart there is no God,"
  • 00:14:50.150 --> 00:14:52.120
  • -- and if you start hanging out,
  • 00:14:52.120 --> 00:14:54.150
  • listening to those voices
  • 00:14:54.150 --> 00:14:55.220
  • of foolish people,
  • 00:14:55.220 --> 00:14:57.170
  • the Bible said the companions
  • 00:14:57.170 --> 00:15:00.080
  • of fools will be destroyed.
  • 00:15:04.000 --> 00:15:07.000
  • Not just fools.
  • 00:15:08.030 --> 00:15:11.030
  • Who's in your clique?
  • 00:15:11.240 --> 00:15:14.240
  • Who you listening to?
  • 00:15:14.240 --> 00:15:16.070
  • Who have you put out?
  • 00:15:16.070 --> 00:15:17.110
  • When's the last time you had
  • 00:15:17.110 --> 00:15:18.250
  • God's voice rock you?
  • 00:15:18.250 --> 00:15:21.020
  • When's the last time you had
  • 00:15:21.020 --> 00:15:22.160
  • such a word from God that you
  • 00:15:22.160 --> 00:15:23.270
  • trembled at His word?
  • 00:15:23.270 --> 00:15:25.120
  • When's the last time you got
  • 00:15:25.120 --> 00:15:26.240
  • broken and tears
  • 00:15:26.240 --> 00:15:27.210
  • came in your eyes?
  • 00:15:27.210 --> 00:15:28.170
  • Maybe you have removed
  • 00:15:28.170 --> 00:15:29.260
  • that voice, and now,
  • 00:15:29.260 --> 00:15:31.020
  • you're getting closer
  • 00:15:31.020 --> 00:15:32.070
  • and closer and closer,
  • 00:15:32.070 --> 00:15:33.150
  • and just getting all cozy
  • 00:15:33.150 --> 00:15:35.200
  • with foolish voices.
  • 00:15:40.110 --> 00:15:43.110
  • Notice what happens next,
  • 00:15:43.110 --> 00:15:44.170
  • the Bible said Jonathan,
  • 00:15:44.170 --> 00:15:45.270
  • his son,
  • 00:15:45.270 --> 00:15:46.270
  • the rightful heir to the throne,
  • 00:15:46.270 --> 00:15:48.240
  • was sitting at a distance.
  • 00:15:49.200 --> 00:15:52.200
  • Gonna tell you another voice,
  • 00:15:52.200 --> 00:15:54.030
  • and it's always a dead
  • 00:15:54.030 --> 00:15:55.070
  • giveaway of danger,
  • 00:15:55.070 --> 00:15:57.100
  • is when you start having
  • 00:15:58.130 --> 00:16:01.150
  • the family voice at a distance.
  • 00:16:04.000 --> 00:16:07.000
  • Move them away,
  • 00:16:07.000 --> 00:16:08.060
  • and bring fools closer.
  • 00:16:08.180 --> 00:16:11.180
  • Why wasn't his son
  • 00:16:11.180 --> 00:16:12.120
  • sitting next to him?
  • 00:16:12.120 --> 00:16:14.170
  • Why wasn't the heir to his
  • 00:16:14.170 --> 00:16:15.160
  • throne sitting next to him?
  • 00:16:15.160 --> 00:16:18.140
  • I'm gonna tell you why,
  • 00:16:18.140 --> 00:16:19.160
  • because he had lost
  • 00:16:19.160 --> 00:16:20.040
  • the voice of God.
  • 00:16:20.040 --> 00:16:21.130
  • He started listening
  • 00:16:21.130 --> 00:16:22.180
  • to evil spirits.
  • 00:16:22.180 --> 00:16:24.000
  • He starts listening to fools,
  • 00:16:24.000 --> 00:16:25.180
  • he's making bad choices,
  • 00:16:25.180 --> 00:16:27.130
  • and he gets so mad at his boy,
  • 00:16:27.130 --> 00:16:29.070
  • in the same chapter,
  • 00:16:29.070 --> 00:16:30.250
  • that he takes his spear,
  • 00:16:30.250 --> 00:16:32.180
  • and he's sitting
  • 00:16:32.180 --> 00:16:33.030
  • on the opposite side --
  • 00:16:33.030 --> 00:16:34.140
  • that's how you know
  • 00:16:34.140 --> 00:16:35.030
  • he's sitting on
  • 00:16:35.030 --> 00:16:35.240
  • the opposite side,
  • 00:16:35.240 --> 00:16:36.170
  • because the Bible said
  • 00:16:36.170 --> 00:16:37.120
  • he threw his spear at him.
  • 00:16:37.120 --> 00:16:39.230
  • He wants family throwing
  • 00:16:39.230 --> 00:16:41.010
  • javelins at one another,
  • 00:16:41.010 --> 00:16:42.210
  • and fighting,
  • 00:16:42.210 --> 00:16:43.110
  • and more and more distance
  • 00:16:43.110 --> 00:16:44.120
  • between you and your father,
  • 00:16:44.120 --> 00:16:45.260
  • your mother, your brother,
  • 00:16:45.260 --> 00:16:47.050
  • your sister.
  • 00:16:47.050 --> 00:16:48.010
  • This stupid stuff,
  • 00:16:48.010 --> 00:16:50.070
  • But Saul attacked his own son,
  • 00:16:57.210 --> 00:16:59.250
  • throwing spears.
  • 00:17:00.270 --> 00:17:03.270
  • And he died on the same hill,
  • 00:17:03.270 --> 00:17:05.290
  • with his son,
  • 00:17:05.290 --> 00:17:06.290
  • by the same enemy.
  • 00:17:07.050 --> 00:17:10.050
  • Because he started listening
  • 00:17:10.050 --> 00:17:11.170
  • to the wrong voices,
  • 00:17:11.170 --> 00:17:14.000
  • the voice of the fool.
  • 00:17:14.050 --> 00:17:17.050
  • The family voice is getting
  • 00:17:17.050 --> 00:17:18.180
  • more and more distant.
  • 00:17:18.180 --> 00:17:21.020
  • That's when you have to forgive,
  • 00:17:21.020 --> 00:17:23.000
  • that's when you have
  • 00:17:23.000 --> 00:17:23.180
  • to reach out.
  • 00:17:23.180 --> 00:17:24.150
  • That's when you have
  • 00:17:24.150 --> 00:17:25.030
  • to get on your knees.
  • 00:17:25.030 --> 00:17:26.150
  • That's when you have to stand
  • 00:17:26.150 --> 00:17:27.210
  • and fight demons and hell
  • 00:17:27.210 --> 00:17:29.090
  • over your marriage,
  • 00:17:29.090 --> 00:17:30.050
  • over your family,
  • 00:17:30.050 --> 00:17:31.010
  • over your children,
  • 00:17:31.010 --> 00:17:31.260
  • over your grandchildren,
  • 00:17:31.260 --> 00:17:33.120
  • and you have to push
  • 00:17:33.120 --> 00:17:34.230
  • those spirits of addiction,
  • 00:17:34.230 --> 00:17:37.100
  • spirits of immorality,
  • 00:17:37.100 --> 00:17:38.290
  • push 'em out of your house.
  • 00:17:38.290 --> 00:17:40.180
  • Don't open the door.
  • 00:17:40.180 --> 00:17:42.090
  • Rebellion is witchcraft,
  • 00:17:42.090 --> 00:17:44.020
  • don't open the door
  • 00:17:44.020 --> 00:17:45.110
  • to the evil side
  • 00:17:45.110 --> 00:17:46.200
  • of the supernatural
  • 00:17:46.200 --> 00:17:47.200
  • in your home,
  • 00:17:47.200 --> 00:17:48.160
  • and in your family,
  • 00:17:48.160 --> 00:17:49.220
  • through bitterness
  • 00:17:49.220 --> 00:17:50.160
  • and unforgiveness,
  • 00:17:50.160 --> 00:17:51.180
  • but shut the door,
  • 00:17:51.180 --> 00:17:52.220
  • quit throwing spears
  • 00:17:52.220 --> 00:17:54.190
  • at your flesh, and your blood,
  • 00:17:54.190 --> 00:17:56.260
  • and pull 'em up close.
  • 00:17:56.260 --> 00:17:58.090
  • Even if they're messed up,
  • 00:17:58.090 --> 00:17:59.170
  • pull 'em back in.
  • 00:17:59.170 --> 00:18:00.230
  • Even if they're far from God,
  • 00:18:00.230 --> 00:18:02.130
  • pull 'em -- keep pulling,
  • 00:18:02.130 --> 00:18:03.210
  • keep calling, keep reaching,
  • 00:18:03.210 --> 00:18:05.090
  • keep telling 'em you love 'em.
  • 00:18:05.090 --> 00:18:07.010
  • Keep praying for 'em.
  • 00:18:07.010 --> 00:18:08.270
  • Keep inviting 'em.
  • 00:18:08.270 --> 00:18:09.260
  • You keep pulling 'em,
  • 00:18:09.260 --> 00:18:11.040
  • don't you let fools
  • 00:18:11.040 --> 00:18:12.130
  • replace them.
  • 00:18:12.130 --> 00:18:14.010
  • Pull your family close.
  • 00:18:17.260 --> 00:18:20.260
  • And then, it's interesting
  • 00:18:20.260 --> 00:18:22.240
  • that it gives one more detail.
  • 00:18:23.140 --> 00:18:26.140
  • There's another missing voice
  • 00:18:26.140 --> 00:18:28.020
  • at the inner-circle.
  • 00:18:28.020 --> 00:18:30.090
  • You know who it is?
  • 00:18:30.090 --> 00:18:32.110
  • David's seat was empty.
  • 00:18:33.050 --> 00:18:36.050
  • You know, David,
  • 00:18:36.050 --> 00:18:37.000
  • the worshiper.
  • 00:18:37.000 --> 00:18:39.170
  • David, the prophet,
  • 00:18:39.170 --> 00:18:40.250
  • who could prophesy.
  • 00:18:40.250 --> 00:18:43.120
  • David was spiritual.
  • 00:18:43.140 --> 00:18:46.140
  • Let me tell you, when you --
  • 00:18:46.140 --> 00:18:48.020
  • you wanna check on
  • 00:18:48.020 --> 00:18:48.260
  • how you're doing spiritually?
  • 00:18:48.260 --> 00:18:50.090
  • Do you have any really
  • 00:18:50.110 --> 00:18:53.110
  • spiritual people in your life?
  • 00:18:53.240 --> 00:18:56.240
  • Close?
  • 00:18:56.240 --> 00:18:59.190
  • Do you have anybody
  • 00:18:59.190 --> 00:19:01.280
  • who sends you
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:03.020
  • a prophetic word every now
  • 00:19:03.020 --> 00:19:04.150
  • and then, or prayer for you,
  • 00:19:04.280 --> 00:19:07.280
  • or a scripture?
  • 00:19:07.280 --> 00:19:09.190
  • A text?
  • 00:19:09.190 --> 00:19:10.260
  • Do you have anybody?
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  • I used to have
  • 00:19:13.000 --> 00:19:14.000
  • Brother T.F. Tenney,
  • 00:19:14.000 --> 00:19:15.090
  • he used to -- before he died,
  • 00:19:15.090 --> 00:19:16.280
  • I was almost scared
  • 00:19:16.280 --> 00:19:18.060
  • when I'd get a phone call
  • 00:19:18.060 --> 00:19:19.110
  • from him.
  • 00:19:19.110 --> 00:19:19.230
  • I didn't know if it
  • 00:19:19.230 --> 00:19:21.010
  • was gonna be good or bad.
  • 00:19:21.010 --> 00:19:23.260
  • Oh, how blessed you are,
  • 00:19:23.260 --> 00:19:26.250
  • when you got some people
  • 00:19:26.250 --> 00:19:27.230
  • in your life that are more
  • 00:19:27.230 --> 00:19:28.200
  • spiritual than you are.
  • 00:19:28.200 --> 00:19:30.240
  • Thing about David
  • 00:19:30.240 --> 00:19:31.200
  • is he was spiritual.
  • 00:19:31.200 --> 00:19:34.150
  • Now, David wasn't
  • 00:19:34.150 --> 00:19:35.040
  • a perfect man,
  • 00:19:35.040 --> 00:19:36.130
  • but he was a passionate man.
  • 00:19:36.130 --> 00:19:38.250
  • And God said he's a man
  • 00:19:38.250 --> 00:19:40.020
  • after My own heart.
  • 00:19:40.020 --> 00:19:41.250
  • And I don't have to have you
  • 00:19:41.250 --> 00:19:43.160
  • perfect to be a man
  • 00:19:43.160 --> 00:19:44.220
  • after My own heart,
  • 00:19:44.220 --> 00:19:45.240
  • but I do need some
  • 00:19:45.240 --> 00:19:46.180
  • passion in you.
  • 00:19:46.180 --> 00:19:48.060
  • You know, I need you
  • 00:19:48.060 --> 00:19:48.250
  • to be spiritual.
  • 00:19:48.250 --> 00:19:50.270
  • What's wrong with
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:51.120
  • being spiritual?
  • 00:19:51.120 --> 00:19:52.050
  • We've become so carnal
  • 00:19:52.050 --> 00:19:53.090
  • that we don't want
  • 00:19:53.090 --> 00:19:53.260
  • anything spiritual
  • 00:19:53.260 --> 00:19:54.240
  • in our week, all week long,
  • 00:19:54.240 --> 00:19:56.100
  • and we just wanna come to church
  • 00:19:56.100 --> 00:19:57.190
  • and feel a little bit of God
  • 00:19:57.190 --> 00:19:58.170
  • and go home,
  • 00:19:58.170 --> 00:19:59.090
  • but you need some people
  • 00:19:59.090 --> 00:20:00.050
  • in your life that are more
  • 00:20:00.050 --> 00:20:00.290
  • spiritual than you are.
  • 00:20:00.290 --> 00:20:02.100
  • They provoke you to jealousy
  • 00:20:02.100 --> 00:20:03.290
  • because they worship
  • 00:20:03.290 --> 00:20:05.080
  • all the time,
  • 00:20:05.080 --> 00:20:06.080
  • they get words from God
  • 00:20:06.080 --> 00:20:07.140
  • all the time.
  • 00:20:07.140 --> 00:20:08.050
  • You got any friends like that?
  • 00:20:08.050 --> 00:20:10.040
  • You got anybody --
  • 00:20:10.040 --> 00:20:10.260
  • we almost like, well, you know,
  • 00:20:10.260 --> 00:20:12.200
  • they're too spiritual.
  • 00:20:12.200 --> 00:20:13.210
  • What's wrong with spirituality?
  • 00:20:14.010 --> 00:20:17.010
  • You need somebody telling you,
  • 00:20:17.010 --> 00:20:18.250
  • "You need to pray.
  • 00:20:18.250 --> 00:20:19.200
  • Have you read your Bible?
  • 00:20:19.200 --> 00:20:20.190
  • You need to seek God.
  • 00:20:20.190 --> 00:20:21.240
  • You need to fast.
  • 00:20:21.240 --> 00:20:22.200
  • You need to go after God."
  • 00:20:24.180 --> 00:20:27.180
  • I dare say that the last step
  • 00:20:27.180 --> 00:20:30.180
  • to getting the wrong choices
  • 00:20:30.180 --> 00:20:32.210
  • in your life is
  • 00:20:32.210 --> 00:20:34.010
  • when the worshiper is dismissed,
  • 00:20:34.010 --> 00:20:36.200
  • and you think that
  • 00:20:36.200 --> 00:20:37.160
  • you don't have to worship,
  • 00:20:37.160 --> 00:20:39.010
  • but when you were little
  • 00:20:39.010 --> 00:20:39.280
  • in your own eyes,
  • 00:20:39.280 --> 00:20:41.120
  • you had your hands up.
  • 00:20:41.120 --> 00:20:42.220
  • When you didn't have much,
  • 00:20:42.220 --> 00:20:44.020
  • you were worshiping
  • 00:20:44.020 --> 00:20:44.270
  • with all of your heart.
  • 00:20:45.010 --> 00:20:48.010
  • I think it's interesting
  • 00:20:48.010 --> 00:20:49.130
  • that King Saul
  • 00:20:49.230 --> 00:20:52.230
  • rarely had the Ark
  • 00:20:52.230 --> 00:20:54.000
  • of the Covenant.
  • 00:20:54.000 --> 00:20:56.010
  • It was gone for almost 40 years
  • 00:20:56.010 --> 00:20:58.160
  • of his reign, somewhere, taken.
  • 00:20:59.180 --> 00:21:02.200
  • Because he didn't treasure
  • 00:21:02.200 --> 00:21:04.020
  • the presence of God.
  • 00:21:04.080 --> 00:21:07.080
  • But David was sworn in
  • 00:21:07.080 --> 00:21:08.290
  • to be king,
  • 00:21:08.290 --> 00:21:10.090
  • and within five minutes,
  • 00:21:10.090 --> 00:21:12.060
  • he calls an emergency
  • 00:21:12.060 --> 00:21:13.010
  • board meeting, staff meeting,
  • 00:21:13.010 --> 00:21:15.110
  • bring all my team in.
  • 00:21:15.110 --> 00:21:17.220
  • If I'm gonna take
  • 00:21:17.220 --> 00:21:18.110
  • over this nation,
  • 00:21:18.110 --> 00:21:20.030
  • I wanna know where
  • 00:21:20.030 --> 00:21:20.220
  • the Ark of the Covenant is.
  • 00:21:20.220 --> 00:21:22.270
  • Well, it's down
  • 00:21:22.270 --> 00:21:24.020
  • at Obed-Edom's house.
  • 00:21:24.020 --> 00:21:25.090
  • He said, "Well,
  • 00:21:25.090 --> 00:21:26.120
  • get the singers, get the band,
  • 00:21:26.120 --> 00:21:27.160
  • get the soldiers, get the cart.
  • 00:21:27.160 --> 00:21:29.180
  • We're going down
  • 00:21:29.180 --> 00:21:30.280
  • to get the Ark.
  • 00:21:30.280 --> 00:21:32.030
  • I can't do this without
  • 00:21:32.030 --> 00:21:33.030
  • the anointing.
  • 00:21:33.030 --> 00:21:34.040
  • I can't do this without
  • 00:21:34.040 --> 00:21:35.070
  • the presence of God.
  • 00:21:35.070 --> 00:21:36.190
  • I can't do what
  • 00:21:36.190 --> 00:21:38.010
  • God's called me to do."
  • 00:21:38.010 --> 00:21:39.110
  • It's not enough to be smart,
  • 00:21:39.110 --> 00:21:40.270
  • it's not enough to be
  • 00:21:40.270 --> 00:21:41.200
  • intellectual,
  • 00:21:41.200 --> 00:21:42.150
  • it's not enough to be cute.
  • 00:21:42.150 --> 00:21:43.260
  • It's not enough to look fancy.
  • 00:21:43.260 --> 00:21:45.170
  • I need the anointing.
  • 00:21:45.170 --> 00:21:47.230
  • And he said, "Bring the Ark."
  • 00:21:47.230 --> 00:21:49.130
  • And the Bible said that
  • 00:21:49.130 --> 00:21:50.270
  • he went and fetched the Ark,
  • 00:21:50.270 --> 00:21:53.130
  • I like that word, fetched it,
  • 00:21:53.130 --> 00:21:56.050
  • and brought it back,
  • 00:21:56.050 --> 00:21:57.180
  • and every six steps,
  • 00:21:57.180 --> 00:21:59.020
  • they would stop
  • 00:21:59.020 --> 00:21:59.210
  • and have a praise break.
  • 00:21:59.210 --> 00:22:02.070
  • And David would take
  • 00:22:02.070 --> 00:22:03.080
  • his priestly robe off,
  • 00:22:03.080 --> 00:22:05.000
  • and he would dance
  • 00:22:05.000 --> 00:22:06.130
  • before the Lord
  • 00:22:06.130 --> 00:22:07.270
  • with all of his might.
  • 00:22:08.160 --> 00:22:11.160
  • Every now and then,
  • 00:22:11.160 --> 00:22:12.190
  • you need some super-spiritual
  • 00:22:12.190 --> 00:22:14.040
  • people to get in your life,
  • 00:22:14.040 --> 00:22:16.170
  • to say, "I've noticed
  • 00:22:16.170 --> 00:22:17.240
  • you're a dead-head.
  • 00:22:17.240 --> 00:22:19.010
  • I've noticed you were dry.
  • 00:22:19.010 --> 00:22:20.160
  • I've noticed you rarely say,
  • 00:22:20.160 --> 00:22:22.040
  • 'Praise the Lord,'
  • 00:22:22.040 --> 00:22:23.040
  • or, 'Jesus,'
  • 00:22:23.040 --> 00:22:23.230
  • all week long."
  • 00:22:23.230 --> 00:22:25.070
  • And if you got some people
  • 00:22:25.070 --> 00:22:26.190
  • in your inner-circle like that,
  • 00:22:26.190 --> 00:22:28.280
  • you're blessed.
  • 00:22:31.140 --> 00:22:34.140
  • You're blessed.
  • 00:22:34.140 --> 00:22:36.280
  • I need the prophetic.
  • 00:22:36.290 --> 00:22:39.290
  • I need God to speak to me.
  • 00:22:40.160 --> 00:22:43.160
  • I need the Lord to lay me
  • 00:22:43.160 --> 00:22:45.280
  • on somebody's heart
  • 00:22:45.280 --> 00:22:46.280
  • every now and then.
  • 00:22:46.280 --> 00:22:47.230
  • I don't need it every day.
  • 00:22:47.230 --> 00:22:50.080
  • But, boy,
  • 00:22:50.080 --> 00:22:50.230
  • every once in awhile,
  • 00:22:50.230 --> 00:22:52.050
  • somebody out of the blue
  • 00:22:52.050 --> 00:22:54.230
  • will send me a text or call me,
  • 00:22:55.040 --> 00:22:58.040
  • and it's like, whoa.
  • 00:23:01.050 --> 00:23:04.050
  • What voices?
  • 00:23:04.050 --> 00:23:06.290
  • You got any spiritual voices
  • 00:23:06.290 --> 00:23:08.100
  • in your life?
  • 00:23:08.100 --> 00:23:10.080
  • "Well, I'm a professional
  • 00:23:10.080 --> 00:23:10.270
  • businessman,
  • 00:23:10.270 --> 00:23:11.210
  • and I take care of my business
  • 00:23:11.210 --> 00:23:13.000
  • very much, and," --
  • 00:23:13.000 --> 00:23:14.220
  • good.
  • 00:23:14.220 --> 00:23:15.200
  • I respect that.
  • 00:23:15.200 --> 00:23:18.180
  • But man shall not live
  • 00:23:18.180 --> 00:23:20.080
  • by bread alone,
  • 00:23:20.080 --> 00:23:22.250
  • but by every word that proceeds
  • 00:23:24.120 --> 00:23:27.120
  • -- and if you don't have one,
  • 00:23:27.120 --> 00:23:28.110
  • you got one in front of you
  • 00:23:28.110 --> 00:23:29.140
  • with a microphone.
  • 00:23:29.140 --> 00:23:32.040
  • I'm sitting at your table,
  • 00:23:32.040 --> 00:23:33.240
  • I'm in your business,
  • 00:23:33.240 --> 00:23:35.030
  • I'm in your head,
  • 00:23:35.030 --> 00:23:36.070
  • I'm in your heart.
  • 00:23:36.070 --> 00:23:37.120
  • I'm telling you something's
  • 00:23:37.120 --> 00:23:38.130
  • missing,
  • 00:23:38.130 --> 00:23:39.100
  • you've put the wrong voices out.
  • 00:23:39.100 --> 00:23:41.160
  • You need to get the right voices
  • 00:23:41.160 --> 00:23:43.000
  • -- the voice of the Holy Spirit
  • 00:23:43.000 --> 00:23:45.240
  • is booming
  • 00:23:45.240 --> 00:23:46.250
  • in your ear right now.
  • 00:23:46.250 --> 00:23:48.140
  • All you gotta do is say yes
  • 00:23:48.140 --> 00:23:50.230
  • - In our closing moments
  • 00:24:02.050 --> 00:24:03.080
  • of this program,
  • 00:24:03.080 --> 00:24:04.140
  • I want to share with you
  • 00:24:04.140 --> 00:24:05.190
  • a humbling opportunity
  • 00:24:05.190 --> 00:24:08.020
  • that we have to bless
  • 00:24:08.020 --> 00:24:09.230
  • God's chosen people
  • 00:24:09.230 --> 00:24:11.100
  • and God's chosen land;
  • 00:24:11.100 --> 00:24:12.290
  • the nation of Israel.
  • 00:24:12.290 --> 00:24:15.030
  • Recently, I traveled there
  • 00:24:15.030 --> 00:24:16.230
  • and visited multiple locations
  • 00:24:16.230 --> 00:24:19.150
  • where many Jewish men, women,
  • 00:24:19.150 --> 00:24:21.120
  • and children were facing
  • 00:24:21.120 --> 00:24:23.070
  • horrific circumstances.
  • 00:24:23.070 --> 00:24:25.220
  • Because of terrorism,
  • 00:24:25.220 --> 00:24:27.080
  • their lives have been
  • 00:24:27.080 --> 00:24:28.060
  • forever changed.
  • 00:24:28.060 --> 00:24:29.280
  • In one place we went,
  • 00:24:29.280 --> 00:24:31.120
  • they were being attacked
  • 00:24:31.120 --> 00:24:32.240
  • over, and over, and over.
  • 00:24:32.240 --> 00:24:34.060
  • Missiles were falling,
  • 00:24:34.060 --> 00:24:35.280
  • and fires were being started
  • 00:24:35.280 --> 00:24:37.280
  • because of the dryness
  • 00:24:37.280 --> 00:24:39.210
  • of the season,
  • 00:24:39.210 --> 00:24:41.180
  • things can be ignited,
  • 00:24:41.180 --> 00:24:44.050
  • and blown up,
  • 00:24:44.050 --> 00:24:45.150
  • and destroyed within
  • 00:24:45.150 --> 00:24:46.220
  • a matter of hours.
  • 00:24:46.220 --> 00:24:48.180
  • And they need comfort.
  • 00:24:48.180 --> 00:24:50.100
  • They don't just
  • 00:24:50.100 --> 00:24:50.290
  • need our prayers,
  • 00:24:50.290 --> 00:24:52.160
  • they need our support
  • 00:24:52.160 --> 00:24:54.070
  • and I'm believing right now
  • 00:24:54.070 --> 00:24:56.050
  • that we're living
  • 00:24:56.050 --> 00:24:57.060
  • in prophetic times.
  • 00:24:57.060 --> 00:24:59.060
  • Right now, I hear
  • 00:24:59.060 --> 00:25:00.270
  • the Lord saying, "Comfort ye,
  • 00:25:00.270 --> 00:25:03.150
  • comfort ye, My people."
  • 00:25:03.150 --> 00:25:05.160
  • That's Isaiah 40.
  • 00:25:05.160 --> 00:25:08.000
  • "Comfort ye, comfort ye
  • 00:25:08.000 --> 00:25:10.050
  • My people."
  • 00:25:10.050 --> 00:25:11.090
  • You are going to
  • 00:25:11.090 --> 00:25:12.170
  • fulfill prophesy
  • 00:25:12.170 --> 00:25:13.170
  • and I believe
  • 00:25:13.170 --> 00:25:14.060
  • when you do it,
  • 00:25:14.060 --> 00:25:15.110
  • you will reap favor
  • 00:25:15.110 --> 00:25:16.110
  • and blessing
  • 00:25:16.110 --> 00:25:16.250
  • back on your family
  • 00:25:16.250 --> 00:25:18.200
  • that will be phenomenal.
  • 00:25:18.200 --> 00:25:21.100
  • Will you join me?
  • 00:25:21.100 --> 00:25:22.050
  • Don't delay.
  • 00:25:22.050 --> 00:25:22.280
  • Here's my announcer to share
  • 00:25:22.280 --> 00:25:24.240
  • how you can be a part
  • 00:25:24.240 --> 00:25:26.060
  • of this incredible miracle
  • 00:25:26.060 --> 00:25:27.270
  • and opportunity
  • 00:25:27.270 --> 00:25:29.000
  • to bless the nation
  • 00:25:29.000 --> 00:25:30.150
  • - ANNOUNCER: Each year,
  • 00:25:33.270 --> 00:25:34.130
  • thousands of missiles
  • 00:25:34.130 --> 00:25:35.130
  • are fired into the cities,
  • 00:25:35.130 --> 00:25:36.240
  • neighborhoods, and schools
  • 00:25:36.240 --> 00:25:37.250
  • And in Eshkol,
  • 00:25:39.190 --> 00:25:40.170
  • families have just 15 seconds
  • 00:25:40.170 --> 00:25:42.110
  • warning before
  • 00:25:42.110 --> 00:25:43.070
  • the rockets strike.
  • 00:25:43.070 --> 00:25:44.270
  • Fear and anxiety
  • 00:25:44.270 --> 00:25:46.040
  • grip all generations,
  • 00:25:46.040 --> 00:25:47.160
  • but the rate of PTSD
  • 00:25:47.160 --> 00:25:48.210
  • among young children
  • 00:25:48.210 --> 00:25:49.260
  • Now we have a unique opportunity
  • 00:25:53.040 --> 00:25:54.230
  • to help those
  • 00:25:54.230 --> 00:25:55.150
  • experiencing the most
  • 00:25:55.150 --> 00:25:56.140
  • We believe, God is
  • 00:25:58.040 --> 00:25:58.270
  • calling us to build
  • 00:25:58.270 --> 00:26:00.110
  • the Eshkol Region Trauma Center.
  • 00:26:00.110 --> 00:26:02.130
  • Here, residents'll receive
  • 00:26:02.130 --> 00:26:03.180
  • counseling from
  • 00:26:03.180 --> 00:26:04.150
  • trained therapists
  • 00:26:04.150 --> 00:26:05.070
  • in reinforced building,
  • 00:26:05.070 --> 00:26:06.130
  • safe from rocket fire.
  • 00:26:06.130 --> 00:26:07.290
  • It will also serve
  • 00:26:07.290 --> 00:26:08.250
  • as in indoor community center.
  • 00:26:08.250 --> 00:26:10.200
  • Allowing children
  • 00:26:10.200 --> 00:26:11.120
  • to play in safety,
  • 00:26:11.120 --> 00:26:13.060
  • and elderly Holocaust survivors
  • 00:26:13.060 --> 00:26:14.240
  • to spend their days
  • 00:26:14.240 --> 00:26:16.010
  • building the faith
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  • With your generous gift
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  • to provide comfort
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  • to our Jewish
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  • brothers and sisters,
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  • we will send you
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  • the "Prophecy" gift set.
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  • For your gift of $161
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  • you'll receive the gift set
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  • along with a personalized
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  • Hebrew name certificate
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  • in a stunning portfolio
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  • to proudly display
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  • in your home for years to come.
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  • Or, for your generous gift
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  • of $1.000 or more,
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  • request the "Light
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  • has Come" collection,
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  • including a Yeshua
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  • Hebrew necklace,
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  • your name inscribed
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  • on the "Comfort My People"
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  • Wall of Recognition, in Eshkol,
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  • and a Tree of Victory
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  • planted in your honor
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  • Join us as, together,
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  • we fulfill Biblical prophecy
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  • by bringing comfort
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  • to the nation.
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  • Call the number on the screen,
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  • - We hope you've enjoyed
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  • this teaching
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  • by Jentezen Franklin,
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  • and thank you
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  • for your continued support
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  • of this ministry.
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  • make these programs possible.
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