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Your Gift Will Make Room for You

Watch Your Gift Will Make Room for You
June 24, 2019
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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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Your Gift Will Make Room for You

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  • - If you have your Bible,
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  • I have a word today that I think
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  • is going to encourage you.
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  • I want you to go to the book
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  • of Proverbs, chapter 18.
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  • One of my favorite scriptures
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  • in all of the Bible,
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  • I heard this scripture
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  • and read it many, many, many
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  • years ago
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  • and it's always stood out to me,
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  • and I thought and pondered
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  • and confessed it many, many,
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  • many, many times, so many times
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  • I can't count, over my life,
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  • over my children,
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  • over my family,
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  • and over this church,
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  • and it is a powerful verse,
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  • and you ought to underline it
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  • and underscore it
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  • in your Bible.
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  • It's one of those verses
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  • that you can pray back
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  • and say back to God,
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  • and I believe it enacts
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  • and invokes that word.
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  • Proverbs 18:16,
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  • "A man's gift makes room for him
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  • and brings him
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  • before great men."
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  • So I'm going to stop
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  • reading there and I want to talk
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  • about this ability
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  • that your gift has to make room
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  • for you.
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  • It will make room for you.
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  • I think sometimes when we read
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  • the Bible, we don't understand
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  • God's dream for His people.
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  • When you read the systems of God
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  • and the thinking of God,
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  • the strategy of God,
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  • you see it first in Abraham.
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  • Abraham is
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  • the first major person
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  • that God says, "I'm going to
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  • use my strategy
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  • and I'm going to use my system
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  • to produce a mighty man that
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  • will produce a mighty nation."
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  • And the Bible said
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  • that Abraham got in covenant
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  • with God, and when he did,
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  • he became a wise man,
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  • he became a wealthy man,
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  • he became an influential,
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  • powerful man, a gifted man,
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  • and he started a nation,
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  • a whole nation.
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  • God's thinking,
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  • God's system made him wise,
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  • made him wealthy,
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  • made him influential,
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  • made him powerful,
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  • and in the earth,
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  • even though there was no people,
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  • the gift that Abraham
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  • had which was the gift of faith,
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  • he's called the father of faith,
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  • made room for not only him
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  • but for his family
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  • which ultimately would become
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  • his people and his nation.
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  • But God was a big thinker.
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  • In the system
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  • that He put Abraham in,
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  • it would produce a nation
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  • and a national leader.
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  • It's pretty powerful.
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  • Then he has a son named Isaac
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  • and he inherits wealth
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  • and, on top of that,
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  • created his own wealth
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  • and became very wealthy.
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  • The Bible is very specific.
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  • It doesn't shy away from it.
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  • He was rich.
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  • Isaac was rich in cattle,
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  • in sheep, in silver, in gold
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  • because God had them
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  • in a mentality that
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  • "I'm a big God
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  • and I want to bless my people
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  • and my purpose and my kingdom
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  • and my nation
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  • in magnificent ways,
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  • and I want you to thrive
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  • in the kingdom system
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  • that I have put you in."
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  • And then Jacob, the third,
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  • the great-great-grandson
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  • of Abraham comes along
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  • and he goes through
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  • a rough season,
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  • but he gets back on track
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  • and God prospers him
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  • exactly the same way,
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  • and he has 12 sons
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  • and one of those sons is Joseph.
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  • Now, listen to me.
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  • This is the very first time
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  • God is revealing His system
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  • of advancement for His people,
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  • and you got Abraham,
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  • Isaac, Jacob, powerful,
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  • earth-shaking-changing,
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  • national-leading people,
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  • and out of Jacob comes
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  • the 12 children of Israel
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  • or the 12 tribes of Israel,
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  • all of them his sons,
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  • a nation is being formed.
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  • One of those sons is Joseph,
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  • and Joseph carries
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  • the same wisdom,
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  • the same ability of thinking
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  • and strategy and understanding
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  • when he's thrown into
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  • the system of Egypt,
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  • and when it's all said and done,
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  • God raises him up, listen,
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  • and one man whose
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  • great-great-grandfather
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  • was in covenant with God
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  • had been raised in a system
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  • that taught him to be wise
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  • and make brilliant decisions
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  • and surrender everything to God
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  • and put your best on the altar
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  • including Isaac,
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  • teaching all of these things
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  • for generations
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  • until such a leader
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  • in the fourth generation
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  • is produced in that family,
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  • that all of the wealth
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  • of the entire nation of Egypt
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  • was given to Joseph.
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  • He ran the entire wealth
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  • because he had
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  • the wisdom of God,
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  • he had this national place
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  • of magnificent --
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  • the whole world went into famine
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  • and the only nation that had
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  • food and wealth was Egypt,
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  • and guess who was over it,
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  • a man who came out of
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  • the system of God,
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  • the way of thinking that God
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  • had put in for four generations.
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  • And so there came a new Pharaoh
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  • who knew not Joseph
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  • and he got jealous
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  • of those people
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  • and he stripped them
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  • of their wealth
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  • and enslaved them,
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  • and by the time Moses
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  • comes on the scene,
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  • 430 years of nothing
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  • but slavery,
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  • nothing but bread and water,
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  • nothing but what the government,
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  • Pharaoh, would give them
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  • has set in for 430 years,
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  • generation after generation.
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  • The whole mindset has changed.
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  • We're not leaders,
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  • we're not dreamers,
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  • we're not wise,
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  • we're not wealthy,
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  • we're not Godly,
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  • we're not powerful.
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  • We are slaves.
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  • And they have reached a point
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  • when Moses shows up
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  • to where they don't even know
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  • who they are anymore
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  • and they're operating
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  • in a system
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  • that was a slave mentality
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  • that "we're nothing but
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  • get-by people
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  • who will never do nothing,"
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  • and that is being passed down
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  • to their children now.
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  • And I guess what I want you
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  • to understand is that the system
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  • that they were in enslaved
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  • the whole generation.
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  • And then Moses is born,
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  • and when he's born,
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  • his mother sees something
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  • in him.
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  • She says,
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  • "This is a goodly child,"
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  • meaning there's more to it
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  • than he's just a cute baby.
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  • There's something special
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  • about this child.
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  • There's something powerful
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  • about this child.
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  • This child is going to
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  • mess the system up.
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  • This child is going to break
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  • the cycle that we've been in
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  • as a people.
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  • And so she hid him,
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  • the Bible said.
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  • She hid him from Pharaoh
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  • who was killing
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  • all the male children.
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  • She hid him.
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  • But a man's gift,
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  • even if you hide him,
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  • a man's gift
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  • will make room for him.
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  • And she put him in the basket
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  • and put him in the river.
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  • Now, watch this.
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  • This is so important.
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  • They're operating in a system,
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  • but God says,
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  • "I can't use that boy
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  • like I want to use him
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  • if he's in the old way
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  • of thinking,
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  • and I know his mother loves him,
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  • but she doesn't know
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  • what she doesn't know,
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  • and if I let him be raised
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  • in this little Hebrew village
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  • where they know nothing
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  • but slave talk and defeat
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  • and poverty
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  • and we're nothing
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  • and we'll never be nothing
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  • and can't do nothing,
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  • and if that's what
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  • he comes up in,
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  • he will never be
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  • what I intended him to be."
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  • So God says,
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  • "Put him in the basket, girl,
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  • and send him down the river,
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  • and just down the river a few,
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  • maybe a half a mile,
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  • there's a whole new system
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  • that I've got to put him in.
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  • They think different."
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  • And not only did he go into
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  • Pharaoh's house,
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  • you know the story,
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  • the daughter of Pharaoh
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  • is bathing,
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  • she sees the baby in the bulrush
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  • and she takes him in
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  • and he starts getting raised
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  • in the palace
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  • and suddenly he's exposed
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  • to national things and wealth
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  • of Egypt and big thinking.
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  • He'd have never got it
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  • over there.
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  • He'd have never broke --
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  • That's why church
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  • is so powerful.
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  • You might have been raised
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  • in a home that never saw
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  • a marriage work,
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  • that never saw a family
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  • that wasn't dysfunctional,
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  • never broke out of poverty,
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  • never graduated from high school
  • 00:08:34.210 --> 00:08:36.000
  • or college, never had anybody
  • 00:08:36.000 --> 00:08:37.100
  • in your family --
  • 00:08:37.100 --> 00:08:38.180
  • but when you get in the river
  • 00:08:38.180 --> 00:08:40.050
  • which is the spirit of God,
  • 00:08:40.050 --> 00:08:41.220
  • He'll take you to another system
  • 00:08:41.220 --> 00:08:43.190
  • and it'll show you things
  • 00:08:43.190 --> 00:08:45.060
  • you never dreamed
  • 00:08:45.060 --> 00:08:46.040
  • your family could do,
  • 00:08:46.040 --> 00:08:47.190
  • you could do.
  • 00:08:47.190 --> 00:08:48.250
  • You come out of that defeatism,
  • 00:08:48.250 --> 00:08:50.110
  • you come out of
  • 00:08:50.110 --> 00:08:51.190
  • that victimization, victims,
  • 00:08:51.230 --> 00:08:54.230
  • and I'm this and all I need
  • 00:08:54.230 --> 00:08:55.240
  • is just give me, give me.
  • 00:08:55.240 --> 00:08:57.180
  • You become a person
  • 00:08:57.180 --> 00:08:58.080
  • who actually begins to manage.
  • 00:08:58.130 --> 00:09:01.150
  • Instead of just "give me,"
  • 00:09:01.150 --> 00:09:02.170
  • I want to manage.
  • 00:09:02.170 --> 00:09:03.170
  • I want to rule.
  • 00:09:03.170 --> 00:09:04.270
  • I want to reign with Christ.
  • 00:09:04.270 --> 00:09:06.170
  • And it's the difference.
  • 00:09:06.170 --> 00:09:07.230
  • That's why coming to church
  • 00:09:07.230 --> 00:09:08.200
  • is so important,
  • 00:09:08.200 --> 00:09:10.140
  • because if you get
  • 00:09:10.140 --> 00:09:11.060
  • in a good church like this,
  • 00:09:11.060 --> 00:09:12.020
  • you won't stay where you are.
  • 00:09:12.020 --> 00:09:13.240
  • Your whole thinking
  • 00:09:13.240 --> 00:09:14.170
  • is going to get messed-up.
  • 00:09:14.170 --> 00:09:15.060
  • You get in the river
  • 00:09:15.060 --> 00:09:16.130
  • and God says, "That's not
  • 00:09:16.130 --> 00:09:17.110
  • what you were born for.
  • 00:09:17.110 --> 00:09:18.020
  • You were born
  • 00:09:18.020 --> 00:09:19.010
  • for greater things."
  • 00:09:19.010 --> 00:09:20.010
  • Come on and give God a praise.
  • 00:09:23.240 --> 00:09:26.240
  • And so when the time comes,
  • 00:09:26.240 --> 00:09:29.070
  • you know, what's interesting
  • 00:09:29.070 --> 00:09:30.270
  • is they changed his language.
  • 00:09:30.270 --> 00:09:33.030
  • The Bible said
  • 00:09:33.030 --> 00:09:33.240
  • he was taught Chaldean.
  • 00:09:33.240 --> 00:09:36.090
  • He spoke Hebrew over here,
  • 00:09:36.090 --> 00:09:37.090
  • but if you're going to
  • 00:09:37.090 --> 00:09:38.100
  • operate in this system,
  • 00:09:38.100 --> 00:09:39.180
  • you got to learn how to talk,
  • 00:09:39.180 --> 00:09:41.010
  • got to learn how to communicate
  • 00:09:41.010 --> 00:09:42.220
  • in this world.
  • 00:09:42.220 --> 00:09:44.140
  • You can't be talking
  • 00:09:46.080 --> 00:09:49.080
  • this defeated, nothing, nobody,
  • 00:09:50.260 --> 00:09:53.260
  • foreign-to-success language,
  • 00:09:56.290 --> 00:09:59.290
  • but I want to change
  • 00:09:59.290 --> 00:10:01.280
  • your language
  • 00:10:01.280 --> 00:10:03.160
  • and you're going to
  • 00:10:03.160 --> 00:10:04.090
  • talk Chaldean.
  • 00:10:04.090 --> 00:10:06.120
  • You're going to talk
  • 00:10:06.120 --> 00:10:07.150
  • their language
  • 00:10:07.150 --> 00:10:08.240
  • because you got to learn
  • 00:10:08.240 --> 00:10:09.170
  • how to get a job
  • 00:10:09.170 --> 00:10:10.140
  • and you got to learn how to sell
  • 00:10:10.140 --> 00:10:12.150
  • and you got to learn how
  • 00:10:12.150 --> 00:10:13.110
  • to manage and you got to learn
  • 00:10:13.110 --> 00:10:14.110
  • how to be the head
  • 00:10:14.110 --> 00:10:15.080
  • and not the tail and you got to
  • 00:10:15.080 --> 00:10:16.080
  • learn how to look somebody
  • 00:10:16.080 --> 00:10:17.160
  • in the eye and talk to them
  • 00:10:17.160 --> 00:10:18.290
  • with confidence
  • 00:10:18.290 --> 00:10:19.170
  • and communicate your ideas.
  • 00:10:19.170 --> 00:10:20.230
  • You got to get in this system.
  • 00:10:20.230 --> 00:10:22.200
  • See, you can take
  • 00:10:22.200 --> 00:10:23.270
  • the most gifted, talented person
  • 00:10:23.270 --> 00:10:25.100
  • and put them in this system
  • 00:10:25.100 --> 00:10:26.260
  • and they'll never do anything,
  • 00:10:26.260 --> 00:10:28.290
  • but if you can take
  • 00:10:28.290 --> 00:10:30.140
  • somebody average
  • 00:10:30.140 --> 00:10:31.070
  • and put them in this system,
  • 00:10:31.070 --> 00:10:32.110
  • then they can do great things.
  • 00:10:34.140 --> 00:10:37.140
  • And so Moses uses
  • 00:10:38.030 --> 00:10:41.030
  • all of that knowledge
  • 00:10:41.030 --> 00:10:42.140
  • of that system to break it.
  • 00:10:43.240 --> 00:10:46.240
  • And, when he comes out,
  • 00:10:46.240 --> 00:10:48.080
  • he comes out with
  • 00:10:48.080 --> 00:10:49.010
  • the children of Israel
  • 00:10:49.010 --> 00:10:50.010
  • behind him and he gets
  • 00:10:50.010 --> 00:10:52.070
  • in the wilderness
  • 00:10:52.070 --> 00:10:54.190
  • and they start
  • 00:10:54.190 --> 00:10:55.050
  • murmuring and complaining,
  • 00:10:55.100 --> 00:10:58.100
  • and he has a moment of weakness
  • 00:10:58.100 --> 00:10:59.250
  • and he says to God,
  • 00:10:59.250 --> 00:11:01.000
  • "Kill me, because
  • 00:11:01.000 --> 00:11:02.220
  • I cannot do this alone."
  • 00:11:02.220 --> 00:11:05.210
  • He says, "I'm the only one,"
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:06.180
  • and God says, "Well,
  • 00:11:06.180 --> 00:11:07.140
  • here's what I'm going to do.
  • 00:11:07.140 --> 00:11:09.220
  • I'm going to find 70 --
  • 00:11:09.220 --> 00:11:11.080
  • I want you to find 70 men
  • 00:11:11.080 --> 00:11:12.210
  • and I'm going to
  • 00:11:12.210 --> 00:11:13.070
  • take of your spirit,
  • 00:11:13.070 --> 00:11:14.130
  • I'm going to take
  • 00:11:14.130 --> 00:11:14.280
  • of your mentality,
  • 00:11:14.280 --> 00:11:16.050
  • I'm going to take
  • 00:11:16.050 --> 00:11:16.210
  • of your assessment,
  • 00:11:17.290 --> 00:11:20.290
  • I'm going to take
  • 00:11:20.290 --> 00:11:21.140
  • of your mindset,
  • 00:11:21.140 --> 00:11:22.210
  • and I'm going to
  • 00:11:22.210 --> 00:11:23.070
  • give the same thing to them
  • 00:11:23.070 --> 00:11:25.120
  • and they will prophesy."
  • 00:11:25.120 --> 00:11:27.100
  • When we think of prophecy,
  • 00:11:27.100 --> 00:11:28.240
  • we think of something
  • 00:11:28.240 --> 00:11:29.200
  • super-spiritual,
  • 00:11:29.200 --> 00:11:30.240
  • but another way to say
  • 00:11:30.240 --> 00:11:31.210
  • "prophesy" is "future talk."
  • 00:11:31.210 --> 00:11:33.270
  • In other words,
  • 00:11:33.270 --> 00:11:35.290
  • when I put your spirit on them,
  • 00:11:35.290 --> 00:11:37.240
  • they're not going to
  • 00:11:37.240 --> 00:11:39.110
  • talk about where they came from
  • 00:11:39.110 --> 00:11:41.170
  • and talk about Egypt
  • 00:11:41.170 --> 00:11:43.240
  • and talk about this
  • 00:11:43.240 --> 00:11:44.160
  • is how it's always been.
  • 00:11:44.160 --> 00:11:45.080
  • They're going to start
  • 00:11:45.080 --> 00:11:46.080
  • talking future talk.
  • 00:11:46.080 --> 00:11:48.200
  • They are going to get
  • 00:11:48.220 --> 00:11:51.220
  • future talk on them
  • 00:11:51.220 --> 00:11:53.130
  • and not talk about the hurt
  • 00:11:53.130 --> 00:11:54.150
  • they came from
  • 00:11:54.150 --> 00:11:55.180
  • and not talk about the defeat
  • 00:11:55.180 --> 00:11:56.190
  • and how their family
  • 00:11:56.190 --> 00:11:57.290
  • and all of this
  • 00:11:57.290 --> 00:11:58.240
  • and nobody's never done that.
  • 00:11:58.240 --> 00:12:00.020
  • They're going to stop
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:01.040
  • talking defeat
  • 00:12:01.040 --> 00:12:02.100
  • and the hurt of the past
  • 00:12:02.100 --> 00:12:04.100
  • and they're going to
  • 00:12:04.100 --> 00:12:05.050
  • talk future talk.
  • 00:12:05.050 --> 00:12:06.050
  • They're going to speak where
  • 00:12:06.050 --> 00:12:08.120
  • we are going, not where we are.
  • 00:12:09.280 --> 00:12:12.280
  • It's so powerful
  • 00:12:12.280 --> 00:12:14.280
  • that when you begin to
  • 00:12:14.280 --> 00:12:16.210
  • talk future talk --
  • 00:12:16.210 --> 00:12:18.210
  • this is what the kingdom of God
  • 00:12:18.210 --> 00:12:20.080
  • and this is what a good church
  • 00:12:20.080 --> 00:12:21.150
  • like this can do.
  • 00:12:21.150 --> 00:12:22.220
  • Some of you say,
  • 00:12:22.220 --> 00:12:23.120
  • "Well, I think it's just luck.
  • 00:12:23.120 --> 00:12:24.280
  • I just think" -- no, it's not.
  • 00:12:24.280 --> 00:12:26.140
  • It's what -- you got to talk
  • 00:12:26.140 --> 00:12:27.280
  • future talk.
  • 00:12:27.280 --> 00:12:29.020
  • You got to get focused
  • 00:12:29.020 --> 00:12:30.040
  • and quit making excuses
  • 00:12:30.040 --> 00:12:31.230
  • and being a victim
  • 00:12:31.230 --> 00:12:32.170
  • from the past
  • 00:12:32.170 --> 00:12:33.220
  • and get in the river,
  • 00:12:33.220 --> 00:12:35.020
  • and the river
  • 00:12:35.020 --> 00:12:36.010
  • will take you
  • 00:12:36.010 --> 00:12:36.190
  • where you can't get yourself.
  • 00:12:36.190 --> 00:12:38.290
  • But you talk future talk.
  • 00:12:38.290 --> 00:12:40.230
  • You prophesy.
  • 00:12:40.230 --> 00:12:41.200
  • You talk future talk.
  • 00:12:42.270 --> 00:12:45.270
  • Now, let's bring that home
  • 00:12:45.270 --> 00:12:46.250
  • to the church.
  • 00:12:46.250 --> 00:12:48.250
  • Statistics said that
  • 00:12:48.250 --> 00:12:50.140
  • in the next three to five years
  • 00:12:50.140 --> 00:12:52.190
  • approximately 40% of the pulpits
  • 00:12:53.150 --> 00:12:56.150
  • of America are going to have
  • 00:12:56.150 --> 00:12:58.200
  • a pastoral change,
  • 00:12:58.200 --> 00:13:00.040
  • meaning most of the pastors
  • 00:13:00.040 --> 00:13:01.280
  • are elderly and they're going to
  • 00:13:01.280 --> 00:13:03.010
  • be retiring.
  • 00:13:03.010 --> 00:13:04.150
  • I am not one of them,
  • 00:13:04.150 --> 00:13:06.190
  • but I'm just saying,
  • 00:13:06.190 --> 00:13:08.140
  • I'm just saying.
  • 00:13:08.140 --> 00:13:09.140
  • Imagine, imagine the transition
  • 00:13:09.140 --> 00:13:11.100
  • that's about to happen
  • 00:13:11.100 --> 00:13:12.100
  • in the body of Christ.
  • 00:13:12.100 --> 00:13:13.130
  • 40% of the pastors over
  • 00:13:13.130 --> 00:13:15.030
  • the next five years will --
  • 00:13:15.070 --> 00:13:18.070
  • senior pastors will step out
  • 00:13:18.070 --> 00:13:20.200
  • of the way and make room,
  • 00:13:20.200 --> 00:13:22.220
  • because a man's gift
  • 00:13:22.220 --> 00:13:23.240
  • will make room for him,
  • 00:13:23.240 --> 00:13:24.250
  • for a new generation of leaders,
  • 00:13:24.250 --> 00:13:27.110
  • but here's the problem:
  • 00:13:27.110 --> 00:13:28.260
  • If those people don't want to
  • 00:13:28.260 --> 00:13:30.040
  • talk future talk,
  • 00:13:30.040 --> 00:13:31.170
  • if they want to live in
  • 00:13:31.170 --> 00:13:32.180
  • the good old days,
  • 00:13:32.180 --> 00:13:34.170
  • if they're not open to what God
  • 00:13:34.170 --> 00:13:35.270
  • is wanting to do with new vision
  • 00:13:35.270 --> 00:13:37.050
  • and new territory
  • 00:13:37.050 --> 00:13:38.100
  • and future talk --
  • 00:13:38.100 --> 00:13:40.040
  • you can't live off yesterday.
  • 00:13:40.040 --> 00:13:42.090
  • You can't live in
  • 00:13:42.090 --> 00:13:43.030
  • the good old days.
  • 00:13:43.030 --> 00:13:44.100
  • You can't do it.
  • 00:13:44.100 --> 00:13:45.200
  • And I tell you,
  • 00:13:45.200 --> 00:13:46.170
  • you have to shake it.
  • 00:13:46.170 --> 00:13:48.190
  • I don't care how old I get
  • 00:13:48.190 --> 00:13:49.260
  • I'm going to stay young at heart
  • 00:13:49.260 --> 00:13:51.210
  • and realize that
  • 00:13:51.210 --> 00:13:53.020
  • it's future talk,
  • 00:13:53.020 --> 00:13:53.210
  • never going back,
  • 00:13:53.210 --> 00:13:54.140
  • never going back,
  • 00:13:54.140 --> 00:13:56.060
  • never going back.
  • 00:13:57.000 --> 00:14:00.020
  • Now, in John 14,
  • 00:14:00.020 --> 00:14:01.150
  • Jesus gives heaven's plan
  • 00:14:02.070 --> 00:14:05.070
  • for advancement.
  • 00:14:05.070 --> 00:14:06.100
  • So important.
  • 00:14:06.100 --> 00:14:08.110
  • Listen, He said in John 14,
  • 00:14:09.270 --> 00:14:12.270
  • "Let not your heart
  • 00:14:12.270 --> 00:14:13.250
  • be troubled,"
  • 00:14:13.250 --> 00:14:14.190
  • which He's really saying is,
  • 00:14:14.190 --> 00:14:15.230
  • "Get hold of your emotions,
  • 00:14:15.230 --> 00:14:17.030
  • because what I'm about to
  • 00:14:17.030 --> 00:14:19.060
  • tell you is a big principle.
  • 00:14:19.060 --> 00:14:22.050
  • It's not just about heaven.
  • 00:14:22.050 --> 00:14:23.040
  • It's about down here on earth."
  • 00:14:23.040 --> 00:14:24.080
  • I know this is,
  • 00:14:24.080 --> 00:14:25.060
  • in its original content,
  • 00:14:25.060 --> 00:14:26.090
  • about heaven,
  • 00:14:26.090 --> 00:14:27.090
  • but it also has to do with
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:28.050
  • the way God does advancement
  • 00:14:28.050 --> 00:14:29.150
  • here on earth.
  • 00:14:29.150 --> 00:14:30.170
  • There's a key truth
  • 00:14:30.170 --> 00:14:31.200
  • you've got to see, and He says,
  • 00:14:31.200 --> 00:14:33.140
  • "In order for you
  • 00:14:33.140 --> 00:14:34.260
  • to handle this,
  • 00:14:34.260 --> 00:14:35.190
  • you got to get your emotions
  • 00:14:35.190 --> 00:14:36.190
  • under control.
  • 00:14:36.190 --> 00:14:37.100
  • I can't let you let
  • 00:14:37.100 --> 00:14:38.140
  • your emotions attach you so much
  • 00:14:38.140 --> 00:14:40.060
  • to the past
  • 00:14:40.060 --> 00:14:40.260
  • that I can't advance you.
  • 00:14:40.260 --> 00:14:43.060
  • Let not your heart be troubled.
  • 00:14:43.060 --> 00:14:44.120
  • You believe in God.
  • 00:14:44.120 --> 00:14:45.090
  • Believe also in me.
  • 00:14:45.090 --> 00:14:46.050
  • In my Father's house,
  • 00:14:46.050 --> 00:14:47.040
  • there are many mansions.
  • 00:14:47.040 --> 00:14:48.040
  • If it were not so,
  • 00:14:48.040 --> 00:14:49.090
  • I would have told you."
  • 00:14:49.090 --> 00:14:50.100
  • Watch.
  • 00:14:50.100 --> 00:14:51.090
  • "I go to prepare a place for you
  • 00:14:53.280 --> 00:14:56.280
  • that where I am, where I am,
  • 00:14:59.270 --> 00:15:02.290
  • I'm over here, and where I am,
  • 00:15:02.290 --> 00:15:05.190
  • there you may be also."
  • 00:15:08.110 --> 00:15:11.110
  • Jesus chose His disciples
  • 00:15:11.110 --> 00:15:13.200
  • and He said, "I go
  • 00:15:13.200 --> 00:15:15.240
  • and I'm going to prepare
  • 00:15:15.240 --> 00:15:17.290
  • a place for you,
  • 00:15:17.290 --> 00:15:19.150
  • but a man's gift
  • 00:15:19.150 --> 00:15:20.070
  • will make room for him,
  • 00:15:20.070 --> 00:15:22.090
  • and when I go,
  • 00:15:22.090 --> 00:15:23.190
  • if I'm still here,
  • 00:15:23.190 --> 00:15:24.240
  • you can't be where I am."
  • 00:15:24.240 --> 00:15:27.070
  • Come on, try to be where I am.
  • 00:15:27.070 --> 00:15:28.240
  • You can't be where I am
  • 00:15:28.240 --> 00:15:29.170
  • if I'm here.
  • 00:15:29.170 --> 00:15:31.140
  • So what I've got to do is
  • 00:15:31.140 --> 00:15:32.220
  • I've got to go somewhere else,
  • 00:15:32.220 --> 00:15:34.130
  • and in order for me
  • 00:15:34.130 --> 00:15:36.050
  • to go somewhere else,
  • 00:15:36.050 --> 00:15:37.280
  • I need you to step in
  • 00:15:37.280 --> 00:15:38.280
  • where I was, disciples.
  • 00:15:38.280 --> 00:15:41.010
  • I'll prepare a place for you,
  • 00:15:41.010 --> 00:15:42.280
  • and a man's gift
  • 00:15:42.280 --> 00:15:43.260
  • will make room for him."
  • 00:15:43.260 --> 00:15:45.130
  • Now, don't push me off.
  • 00:15:45.130 --> 00:15:46.220
  • You wait your turn
  • 00:15:46.280 --> 00:15:49.280
  • and you learn
  • 00:15:49.280 --> 00:15:50.270
  • and I'm mentoring you
  • 00:15:50.270 --> 00:15:51.230
  • and I'm teaching you
  • 00:15:51.230 --> 00:15:52.240
  • and I'm going to show you
  • 00:15:52.240 --> 00:15:54.110
  • what you need to do
  • 00:15:54.110 --> 00:15:55.110
  • and how you need to do it,
  • 00:15:55.110 --> 00:15:57.070
  • and when it's time,
  • 00:15:57.070 --> 00:15:58.020
  • I'll know it's time,
  • 00:15:58.020 --> 00:15:58.270
  • you'll know it's time,
  • 00:15:58.270 --> 00:16:00.170
  • and I'll move on to
  • 00:16:00.170 --> 00:16:01.090
  • the next thing God has for me,
  • 00:16:01.090 --> 00:16:02.210
  • and it's a new season
  • 00:16:02.210 --> 00:16:04.120
  • and I'm okay with that.
  • 00:16:04.120 --> 00:16:07.040
  • Now, I go to prepare,
  • 00:16:07.040 --> 00:16:09.030
  • and I prepare a place for you,
  • 00:16:09.110 --> 00:16:12.110
  • but now I want you that where
  • 00:16:12.110 --> 00:16:14.260
  • I am there you may be also.
  • 00:16:14.260 --> 00:16:16.220
  • There he is.
  • 00:16:16.220 --> 00:16:18.040
  • Now, what's supposed to happen?
  • 00:16:18.040 --> 00:16:18.290
  • Turn around.
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  • There's another
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  • whole generation,
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  • because here's what we do.
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  • We think we belong here
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  • the rest of our life,
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  • and God's thing
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  • is always moving.
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  • It's generational.
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  • Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,
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  • it's generational.
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  • And He says, "That's good,
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  • that's good.
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  • You're doing good.
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  • You're in your prime."
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  • But don't you just be
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  • in your prime.
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  • I'm glad you got that
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  • usher badge.
  • 00:16:36.220 --> 00:16:37.190
  • I'm glad you got that
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  • deacon badge.
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  • I'm glad you got that badge
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  • on you on the altar team
  • 00:16:40.240 --> 00:16:42.060
  • and all that.
  • 00:16:42.060 --> 00:16:43.000
  • But at some point,
  • 00:16:43.000 --> 00:16:44.100
  • you need to look around you
  • 00:16:44.100 --> 00:16:45.080
  • and find somebody else to say,
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  • "I've prepared a place for you."
  • 00:16:47.250 --> 00:16:49.170
  • Hey, you're my grandchild.
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:51.070
  • I'm going to put my sticker
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  • on you,
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  • I'm going to put my tag on you,
  • 00:16:56.190 --> 00:16:57.230
  • and now you step in
  • 00:16:57.230 --> 00:16:59.040
  • and we move on out,
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  • and then you're supposed to
  • 00:17:00.160 --> 00:17:02.100
  • turn around and look again.
  • 00:17:02.100 --> 00:17:04.060
  • Now, come back, come back.
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  • Listen to this.
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  • Jesus began with leaving
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  • on His mind.
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  • and I think about this isn't
  • 00:17:13.140 --> 00:17:14.170
  • just for church.
  • 00:17:14.170 --> 00:17:15.110
  • I think about business people.
  • 00:17:15.120 --> 00:17:18.120
  • In this church right now
  • 00:17:18.120 --> 00:17:19.180
  • there's people
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  • starting businesses
  • 00:17:20.250 --> 00:17:21.270
  • and they're in that
  • 00:17:21.270 --> 00:17:22.220
  • struggle season,
  • 00:17:22.220 --> 00:17:23.290
  • they're in that system
  • 00:17:23.290 --> 00:17:24.280
  • of can I make it,
  • 00:17:24.280 --> 00:17:26.180
  • can I make it,
  • 00:17:26.180 --> 00:17:27.110
  • and there's other people
  • 00:17:27.110 --> 00:17:28.100
  • sitting three seats down
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  • on the same row you're on
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  • who are blessed and have made
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  • millions and hundreds
  • 00:17:32.270 --> 00:17:33.270
  • of thousands of dollars
  • 00:17:33.270 --> 00:17:34.210
  • and they know they sneeze
  • 00:17:34.210 --> 00:17:36.060
  • and make money.
  • 00:17:36.060 --> 00:17:37.230
  • And the kingdom is supposed
  • 00:17:37.230 --> 00:17:40.150
  • to turn around and say,
  • 00:17:40.150 --> 00:17:41.260
  • "You know,
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  • it ain't just about me
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  • building my kingdom,
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  • but if I can help
  • 00:17:44.260 --> 00:17:46.040
  • a business person,
  • 00:17:46.040 --> 00:17:46.270
  • if I can help somebody
  • 00:17:46.270 --> 00:17:47.230
  • in a struggling marriage
  • 00:17:47.230 --> 00:17:48.250
  • because my marriage is working,
  • 00:17:48.250 --> 00:17:50.180
  • if I can help somebody raise
  • 00:17:50.180 --> 00:17:51.160
  • those crazy kids
  • 00:17:51.160 --> 00:17:52.270
  • because I've raised
  • 00:17:52.270 --> 00:17:53.210
  • some crazy kids
  • 00:17:53.210 --> 00:17:54.220
  • and I've learned."
  • 00:17:54.220 --> 00:17:55.230
  • We're supposed to pass it on.
  • 00:17:59.270 --> 00:18:02.290
  • And instead of starting
  • 00:18:02.290 --> 00:18:03.250
  • from scratch -- what's sad is,
  • 00:18:06.210 --> 00:18:09.210
  • what happens is the guy --
  • 00:18:09.210 --> 00:18:11.200
  • some guy is preparing a place,
  • 00:18:11.280 --> 00:18:14.280
  • but he's not willing to wait
  • 00:18:14.280 --> 00:18:16.070
  • for his prepared place.
  • 00:18:16.070 --> 00:18:19.050
  • So he goes out
  • 00:18:19.050 --> 00:18:21.240
  • and starts his own thing,
  • 00:18:22.030 --> 00:18:25.030
  • ends up in a storefront,
  • 00:18:25.030 --> 00:18:26.010
  • has nothing in the ministry
  • 00:18:26.010 --> 00:18:28.080
  • but a storefront,
  • 00:18:28.080 --> 00:18:30.090
  • 10 or 15 steel chairs
  • 00:18:30.090 --> 00:18:32.000
  • and a PR department
  • 00:18:33.140 --> 00:18:36.140
  • instead of getting in a house
  • 00:18:36.140 --> 00:18:38.230
  • and submitting yourself
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  • to authority
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  • and becoming nothing
  • 00:18:41.170 --> 00:18:42.270
  • but a servant,
  • 00:18:42.270 --> 00:18:44.210
  • and if you've got the gift,
  • 00:18:44.210 --> 00:18:46.270
  • your gift,
  • 00:18:46.270 --> 00:18:48.200
  • you don't have to politic,
  • 00:18:48.200 --> 00:18:50.210
  • you don't have to push people,
  • 00:18:50.210 --> 00:18:52.010
  • you don't have to lie on people,
  • 00:18:52.010 --> 00:18:53.160
  • you don't have to go around
  • 00:18:53.160 --> 00:18:54.120
  • and circumvent.
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  • Your gift will make room for you
  • 00:18:55.090 --> 00:18:58.030
  • if you serve, if you serve.
  • 00:19:00.240 --> 00:19:03.240
  • Think about this,
  • 00:19:03.240 --> 00:19:04.220
  • Moses saw Joshua and said,
  • 00:19:05.090 --> 00:19:08.090
  • "There's something different
  • 00:19:08.090 --> 00:19:09.060
  • about that boy," and said,
  • 00:19:09.060 --> 00:19:11.270
  • "He's going to be my successor."
  • 00:19:11.270 --> 00:19:14.270
  • And the Bible said he asked him
  • 00:19:14.270 --> 00:19:16.150
  • to go up on the mountain
  • 00:19:16.150 --> 00:19:17.140
  • with him, just he and Joshua.
  • 00:19:17.140 --> 00:19:19.250
  • If he didn't trust
  • 00:19:19.250 --> 00:19:20.200
  • Joshua once he told him,
  • 00:19:20.200 --> 00:19:22.110
  • "You're going to take my place
  • 00:19:22.110 --> 00:19:23.190
  • when I'm gone,"
  • 00:19:23.190 --> 00:19:25.010
  • can you imagine if
  • 00:19:25.010 --> 00:19:25.240
  • he wasn't a trustworthy guy?
  • 00:19:25.240 --> 00:19:27.230
  • Moses is walking on the cliff,
  • 00:19:27.230 --> 00:19:29.140
  • kind of close to the edge,
  • 00:19:29.140 --> 00:19:31.020
  • Joshua looks around.
  • 00:19:33.060 --> 00:19:36.060
  • What happened?
  • 00:19:36.060 --> 00:19:36.270
  • He fell.
  • 00:19:36.270 --> 00:19:38.200
  • But he could trust him.
  • 00:19:38.200 --> 00:19:40.280
  • He had a spirit about him
  • 00:19:40.280 --> 00:19:43.220
  • that wasn't about
  • 00:19:43.220 --> 00:19:44.160
  • self-promotion.
  • 00:19:44.160 --> 00:19:45.270
  • It was one of humility.
  • 00:19:45.270 --> 00:19:47.180
  • It was one of
  • 00:19:47.180 --> 00:19:48.070
  • "I'm here to serve you."
  • 00:19:48.070 --> 00:19:50.050
  • And a man's gift
  • 00:19:50.050 --> 00:19:51.060
  • at the right time
  • 00:19:51.060 --> 00:19:52.210
  • will make room.
  • 00:19:52.210 --> 00:19:53.210
  • Don't you worry,
  • 00:19:53.210 --> 00:19:54.280
  • if you're serving and doing
  • 00:19:54.280 --> 00:19:56.110
  • what God has called you to do,
  • 00:19:56.110 --> 00:19:57.290
  • when the time is right,
  • 00:19:57.290 --> 00:19:59.030
  • your gift will have a room
  • 00:19:59.030 --> 00:20:00.280
  • for you.
  • 00:20:04.280 --> 00:20:07.280
  • So let me close with this.
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  • Elijah is the old prophet,
  • 00:20:11.120 --> 00:20:14.120
  • Elisha is the new generation,
  • 00:20:16.160 --> 00:20:19.160
  • and they're together
  • 00:20:20.180 --> 00:20:23.180
  • when Elijah is about to go up,
  • 00:20:23.270 --> 00:20:26.270
  • and Elijah, the old man,
  • 00:20:28.110 --> 00:20:31.110
  • takes his mantle,
  • 00:20:31.130 --> 00:20:34.130
  • which was a leather jacket
  • 00:20:34.130 --> 00:20:35.190
  • or cape, and he hits
  • 00:20:35.190 --> 00:20:36.180
  • the Jordan River,
  • 00:20:36.180 --> 00:20:37.050
  • and when he hits
  • 00:20:37.050 --> 00:20:38.100
  • the Jordan River with it,
  • 00:20:38.100 --> 00:20:40.100
  • it parts and he walks across
  • 00:20:40.180 --> 00:20:43.180
  • to the other side with Elisha,
  • 00:20:43.270 --> 00:20:46.270
  • a fiery chariot comes,
  • 00:20:46.270 --> 00:20:49.170
  • and he gets in it
  • 00:20:49.170 --> 00:20:50.190
  • and goes to heaven
  • 00:20:50.190 --> 00:20:51.260
  • and never dies,
  • 00:20:51.260 --> 00:20:54.140
  • and on the way up,
  • 00:20:54.140 --> 00:20:57.090
  • see, if you're helping somebody
  • 00:20:57.090 --> 00:20:58.220
  • go up, the mantle came down.
  • 00:20:59.190 --> 00:21:02.210
  • You can't have the mantle
  • 00:21:02.210 --> 00:21:04.290
  • if you ain't helping
  • 00:21:04.290 --> 00:21:06.010
  • somebody go up.
  • 00:21:06.010 --> 00:21:07.190
  • Who are you helping?
  • 00:21:07.190 --> 00:21:10.050
  • "I want to know when
  • 00:21:10.050 --> 00:21:11.100
  • somebody's going to help me."
  • 00:21:11.100 --> 00:21:12.080
  • Who are you pushing up?
  • 00:21:12.080 --> 00:21:13.200
  • Who are you raising up?
  • 00:21:13.200 --> 00:21:15.220
  • Who are you focused on
  • 00:21:15.220 --> 00:21:17.030
  • lifting up?
  • 00:21:17.030 --> 00:21:18.140
  • Because it's not about --
  • 00:21:18.140 --> 00:21:20.060
  • God takes this
  • 00:21:20.060 --> 00:21:20.280
  • servant stuff serious.
  • 00:21:20.280 --> 00:21:23.180
  • Now, watch.
  • 00:21:23.180 --> 00:21:25.280
  • The last thing that Elijah did
  • 00:21:25.280 --> 00:21:27.180
  • in his miracle ministry
  • 00:21:27.180 --> 00:21:28.290
  • was hit the water,
  • 00:21:28.290 --> 00:21:30.240
  • and the water parted.
  • 00:21:30.240 --> 00:21:31.280
  • The first thing that Elisha did
  • 00:21:32.070 --> 00:21:35.070
  • was take the same mantle,
  • 00:21:36.040 --> 00:21:39.040
  • the water had come
  • 00:21:39.040 --> 00:21:39.280
  • back together, and he hit
  • 00:21:39.280 --> 00:21:40.270
  • the water and he started
  • 00:21:40.270 --> 00:21:42.000
  • where the old man stopped.
  • 00:21:42.280 --> 00:21:45.280
  • I love that.
  • 00:21:45.280 --> 00:21:46.220
  • I'm preaching better than
  • 00:21:46.220 --> 00:21:47.190
  • y'all letting on right now.
  • 00:21:47.190 --> 00:21:48.280
  • Why don't you get that mentality
  • 00:21:48.280 --> 00:21:50.000
  • about wealth in your own family?
  • 00:21:50.000 --> 00:21:52.000
  • I'm just going to leave them
  • 00:21:52.000 --> 00:21:53.120
  • so much that -- my goodness.
  • 00:21:53.120 --> 00:21:55.110
  • Now, watch.
  • 00:21:56.170 --> 00:21:59.170
  • He started
  • 00:21:59.170 --> 00:22:02.110
  • where the old man stopped.
  • 00:22:02.110 --> 00:22:04.170
  • Didn't have to go start over
  • 00:22:04.170 --> 00:22:05.210
  • and work his way back.
  • 00:22:05.210 --> 00:22:06.200
  • No, he started,
  • 00:22:06.200 --> 00:22:08.120
  • did the same thing,
  • 00:22:08.120 --> 00:22:09.120
  • he stopped, he started.
  • 00:22:09.120 --> 00:22:11.150
  • But watch this.
  • 00:22:11.150 --> 00:22:12.230
  • He did not -- Elisha did not
  • 00:22:12.230 --> 00:22:15.050
  • start with parting the water.
  • 00:22:16.250 --> 00:22:19.250
  • He started with
  • 00:22:19.250 --> 00:22:21.140
  • pouring the water,
  • 00:22:21.140 --> 00:22:23.080
  • because there's a little
  • 00:22:23.080 --> 00:22:25.110
  • obscure verse in 2 Kings 3,
  • 00:22:25.110 --> 00:22:28.090
  • that says that there was
  • 00:22:28.090 --> 00:22:29.080
  • a young man named Elisha
  • 00:22:29.080 --> 00:22:31.100
  • who was traveling
  • 00:22:31.100 --> 00:22:32.200
  • with the old prophet Elijah,
  • 00:22:32.200 --> 00:22:35.150
  • listen, and he poured water
  • 00:22:35.150 --> 00:22:38.100
  • on the hands of the old prophet
  • 00:22:38.140 --> 00:22:41.140
  • like a servant.
  • 00:22:41.140 --> 00:22:44.140
  • You'll never part the water
  • 00:22:44.140 --> 00:22:46.290
  • until you learn to be
  • 00:22:46.290 --> 00:22:48.150
  • humble enough
  • 00:22:48.150 --> 00:22:49.100
  • to pour the water,
  • 00:22:49.100 --> 00:22:51.000
  • and if you can't serve
  • 00:22:51.000 --> 00:22:52.260
  • and pour the water --
  • 00:22:52.260 --> 00:22:53.250
  • that's why when people come here
  • 00:22:53.250 --> 00:22:54.260
  • and they want a position,
  • 00:22:54.260 --> 00:22:55.260
  • they want me to hire them,
  • 00:22:55.260 --> 00:22:56.270
  • and this and that,
  • 00:22:56.270 --> 00:22:57.230
  • and I say, "What ministry
  • 00:22:57.230 --> 00:22:59.080
  • have you been working in?"
  • 00:23:02.040 --> 00:23:05.040
  • If you're not pouring the water,
  • 00:23:05.040 --> 00:23:06.290
  • you are not qualified
  • 00:23:06.290 --> 00:23:08.150
  • to part the water,
  • 00:23:08.150 --> 00:23:10.170
  • if you don't go into that season
  • 00:23:10.170 --> 00:23:13.170
  • where nobody knows your name
  • 00:23:13.170 --> 00:23:15.190
  • and you're not doing it
  • 00:23:15.190 --> 00:23:16.190
  • for any other motive or purpose
  • 00:23:16.190 --> 00:23:18.230
  • but for the glory of God
  • 00:23:18.230 --> 00:23:19.290
  • to honor and to help build
  • 00:23:19.290 --> 00:23:21.230
  • the kingdom of God.
  • 00:23:22.080 --> 00:23:25.080
  • And if you learn
  • 00:23:25.080 --> 00:23:26.270
  • to pour the water,
  • 00:23:26.270 --> 00:23:27.280
  • God will trust one day
  • 00:23:27.280 --> 00:23:28.230
  • to part the water.
  • 00:23:28.230 --> 00:23:31.210
  • A man's gift
  • 00:23:31.210 --> 00:23:33.110
  • will make room for him
  • 00:23:34.070 --> 00:23:37.070
  • and bring him
  • 00:23:37.070 --> 00:23:38.170
  • - If this ministry has been
  • 00:23:44.270 --> 00:23:45.260
  • a blessing to your life,
  • 00:23:45.260 --> 00:23:47.130
  • if you're someone
  • 00:23:47.130 --> 00:23:48.080
  • who wants to see messages
  • 00:23:48.080 --> 00:23:49.140
  • like this heard
  • 00:23:49.140 --> 00:23:50.240
  • around the world,
  • 00:23:50.240 --> 00:23:52.130
  • I need to encourage you, today,
  • 00:23:52.130 --> 00:23:54.010
  • to partner with me.
  • 00:23:54.010 --> 00:23:55.210
  • I'm asking God to stir up
  • 00:23:55.210 --> 00:23:56.230
  • 1.000 people to become
  • 00:23:57.140 --> 00:24:00.160
  • a unique partner
  • 00:24:00.160 --> 00:24:01.230
  • with this ministry.
  • 00:24:01.230 --> 00:24:03.000
  • For your gift of $25 a month,
  • 00:24:03.000 --> 00:24:05.280
  • a profound difference
  • 00:24:06.260 --> 00:24:08.190
  • in preaching the gospel
  • 00:24:08.190 --> 00:24:10.050
  • to 249 nations,
  • 00:24:10.050 --> 00:24:13.020
  • anything else that comes in
  • 00:24:13.020 --> 00:24:14.260
  • that is not used
  • 00:24:14.260 --> 00:24:16.010
  • to buy air-time,
  • 00:24:16.010 --> 00:24:17.230
  • is used to provide
  • 00:24:17.230 --> 00:24:19.290
  • wonderful ministries
  • 00:24:19.290 --> 00:24:22.030
  • for people in dire need.
  • 00:24:22.030 --> 00:24:24.100
  • You know what
  • 00:24:24.100 --> 00:24:24.250
  • we've done in Haiti,
  • 00:24:24.250 --> 00:24:26.010
  • you know what we've done
  • 00:24:26.010 --> 00:24:27.040
  • at The Dream Center,
  • 00:24:27.040 --> 00:24:28.120
  • you know what
  • 00:24:28.120 --> 00:24:28.260
  • we've done for veterans,
  • 00:24:28.260 --> 00:24:30.130
  • and you know what we're doing,
  • 00:24:30.130 --> 00:24:31.160
  • even as I speak,
  • 00:24:31.160 --> 00:24:33.090
  • for homeless children
  • 00:24:33.090 --> 00:24:35.000
  • on the border.
  • 00:24:35.000 --> 00:24:36.050
  • And, they'll be moving in
  • 00:24:36.050 --> 00:24:37.260
  • to that home
  • 00:24:37.260 --> 00:24:39.040
  • before this year is over.
  • 00:24:39.040 --> 00:24:40.180
  • That's a miracle,
  • 00:24:40.180 --> 00:24:41.200
  • and it's the miracle
  • 00:24:41.200 --> 00:24:42.150
  • of partnership.
  • 00:24:42.150 --> 00:24:43.280
  • And, you're gonna be a part
  • 00:24:43.280 --> 00:24:45.110
  • of every project.
  • 00:24:45.110 --> 00:24:46.170
  • You'll receive special invites.
  • 00:24:46.170 --> 00:24:48.170
  • As a matter of fact,
  • 00:24:48.170 --> 00:24:49.060
  • we're planning a special,
  • 00:24:49.060 --> 00:24:50.130
  • by-invitation-only for partners,
  • 00:24:50.130 --> 00:24:53.090
  • gathering with Cherise and I,
  • 00:24:53.090 --> 00:24:54.180
  • and our family;
  • 00:24:54.180 --> 00:24:55.180
  • we want you to be there.
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  • 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.
  • 00:25:36.230 --> 00:25:38.060
  • 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 Franklin's message,
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  • "Picking Up Dropped Dreams",
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  • and, "The Gift is in You" book.
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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, and enjoy
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  • all of the exclusive benefits,
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  • along with Jentezen Franklin's
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  • "The Gift is in You" collection,
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  • including: "Believe
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  • That You Can" book, with
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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,
  • 00:26:25.260 --> 00:26:27.120
  • but together,
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  • we can do something amazing
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  • 00:26:32.050 --> 00:27:02.080
  • 00:27:02.110 --> 00:27:07.200
  • - We hope you've enjoyed
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  • this teaching
  • 00:27:09.000 --> 00:27:09.210
  • by Jentezen Franklin,
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  • and thank you
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  • for your continued support
  • 00:27:11.180 --> 00:27:12.260
  • of this ministry.
  • 00:27:12.260 --> 00:27:14.090
  • Your prayers
  • 00:27:14.090 --> 00:27:14.270
  • and financial support
  • 00:27:14.270 --> 00:27:15.270
  • make these programs possible.
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  • For more information
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  • about this message,
  • 00:27:18.250 --> 00:27:19.220
  • and other ministry resources,
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  • visit us online
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