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The Blessed Life: The Principles of Multiplication Part 1

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April 30, 2019
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Pastor Robert Morris Ministries

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The Blessed Life: The Principles of Multiplication Part 1

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  • ROBERT MORRIS: So you can refer to the feeding of the 5,
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  • ROBERT MORRIS: So you can refer to the feeding of the 5.00
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  • ROBERT MORRIS: So you can refer to the feeding of the 5.000,
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  • that's fine.
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  • As long as you know in your mind, it's 5.000 families,
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  • not 5.000 people, with five loaves and two fish.
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  • I would say that our God is the God of multiplication.
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  • Welcome to the Blessed Life.
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  • Is there a secret to being blessed by God?
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  • Stay tuned.
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  • ROBERT: And let me just let you know a little bit as I go --
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  • before I get into this, the scripture.
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  • I'm a math person, I've told you that before.
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  • I think in numbers.
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  • And people ask me like, are you for this,
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  • do you want to do this?
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  • Do you want to expand, Pastor Robert, in this way?
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  • Or Debbie will ask me about maybe remodeling something.
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  • So, okay, she knows this by now, my team knows this by now.
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  • Until you say a number, I don't know if I'm for it, or not.
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  • I can be for it philosophically,
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  • but I may not be for it, because you might be thinking
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  • of a completely different number that I'm thinking.
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  • And I've even shared with Debbie, I can't hear the words
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  • that are coming out of your mouth, until I hear a number.
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  • It's like listening -- some of you, this might age you,
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  • but it's like listening to Charlie Brown's parents.
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  • What I hear is wa-wa-wa-wa-wa-wa, $4.000.00.
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  • I heard that, I heard $4.000.00, that's what I heard.
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  • And that's okay.
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  • I can decide how long will that take me to fulfill
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  • the wa-wa-wa, but I have to have a number.
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  • Okay.
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  • In the same way, the title of this message
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  • is the Principles of Multiplication.
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  • Multiplication is a mathematical term,
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  • like addition, or subtraction, or division.
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  • But, multiplication is better than addition when
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  • it comes to our resources.
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  • And our God is a God of multiplication.
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  • He is a God who can multiply.
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  • So let me ask you a question.
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  • Would it be all right with you, if God multiplied
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  • your resources?
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  • Would that be alright?
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  • Okay.
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  • Let me show you the two principles of multiplication
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  • from a very famous passage.
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  • Luke 9:12, it says, "When the day began to wear away,
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  • the 12 came and said to Him, 'Should the -- send the
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  • multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding
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  • towns and country and lodge and get provisions
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  • for we are in a deserted place here."
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  • But He said to them, "You give them something to eat."
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  • And they said, "Well, we have no more than five loaves
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  • and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people,"
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  • for there were about 5.000 men.
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  • Now, let me stop just for a moment because many,
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  • many people believe that Jesus fed 5.000 people.
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  • But that is not the case.
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  • Though in Jewish culture, at that time,
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  • the way they counted crowds, is they only counted the men
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  • because they were counting families.
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  • So when it says there were 5.000 men, if you include
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  • the spouses and the children, and assuming
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  • that just each family had just two children, which per capita,
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  • at that time, it was four to five.
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  • But let's just say there were only two children,
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  • that'd be husband, wife, two children, that's four times
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  • 5.000, that's 20.000.
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  • This is a much larger miracle.
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  • Now, let me just -- just so you know, the Bible backs us up,
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  • say in Luke 9.
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  • But the parallel passage of this scripture, in Matthew 14:21
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  • says, "Now, those who had eaten were about 5.000 men,
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  • besides women and children.
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  • So you can refer to the feeding of the 5.000, that's fine,
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  • as long as you know in your mind, it's 5.000 families,
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  • not 5.000 people.
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  • So with five loaves and two fish.
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  • I would say that our God is the God of multiplication.
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  • Okay.
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  • Go back to verse 14, there were about 5.000 men.
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  • And he said to his disciple, "Make them sit down
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  • in groups of 50."
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  • I just want to comment here that Jesus is also a math person.
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  • And they did so, and made them all sit down.
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  • And then he took the five loaves and two fish
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  • and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them,
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  • and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitudes
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  • so they all ate and were filled.
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  • And 12 baskets of the leftover fragments were
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  • taken up by them.
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  • Now, again, because numbers jump out at me, I think,
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  • well, why were there 12 baskets.
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  • And there are some reasons, theological,
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  • because of the region they were in was called
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  • the Region of Twelve, and things like that.
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  • But one reason could have been that Jesus
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  • wanted each disciple to have a doggy-bag.
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  • I mean, it could have -- I'm just saying, all right?
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  • Twelve baskets leftover, right.
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  • Now, here's what I like to do.
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  • I don't know if you've ever done this before,
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  • but I like to put myself in a Bible story.
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  • Have you ever done this?
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  • And imagine how would I have responded
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  • had I been there that day.
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  • So I want you to do that today.
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  • That's what we're going to do today.
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  • Alright?
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  • I want you to imagine you're one of the twelve.
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  • Alright.
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  • And you're on the Messiah search committee.
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  • And you've got a great candidate,
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  • He's healing the sick, and raising the dead,
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  • and walking on water, which is like a bonus Messianic sign.
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  • It was not prophesied in the Old Testament.
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  • Jesus like threw it in, as a bonus.
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  • And so, you have a high attendance weekend.
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  • Okay.
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  • And so everyone sends out a mass email,
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  • and you tweet about it, and you have the largest crowd you've
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  • ever had.
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  • Most theologians believe this is the largest crowd that --
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  • with whom Jesus ever spoke, most theologians
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  • believe that.
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  • So out of all these people, 20-25.000 people, I mean,
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  • it's phenomenal.
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  • All right?
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  • And so you have real good worship and let's say
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  • it's a Sunday morning service, and then you turn it over
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  • to the guest Messiah to speak.
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  • And he gets up and at 12:00 noon, he should be,
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  • you know, wrapping up.
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  • That's the way -- the time of service should end
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  • if it begins at, you know, 10:45 or 11:00, so it ought
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  • to be wrapping up at that time.
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  • But he keeps going.
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  • 1:00, he's still going.
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  • 2:00, he's still going.
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  • I mean, if this is during football season,
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  • you've already missed the first game.
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  • 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, okay, listen,
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  • I am not exaggerating the text.
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  • Look at verse 12, it says, "When the day began to wear away,"
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  • you know what that means in the Greek?
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  • In the Greek, that means, when the day began to wear away.
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  • So this is just my holy imagination.
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  • I think the disciples formed a little committee,
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  • and I think they said, "What are we going to do?"
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  • I mean, this is good, but this guy, he won't shut up.
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  • I mean, he's going all day, we've not had a lunch break,
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  • snack break, anything.
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  • And I tell you what, if I don't eat soon, I'm going to die.
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  • I mean, right here, I'm going to die right here, I promise.
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  • I will die if I don't get something to eat soon.
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  • And I think one of them probably said,
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  • "You know what, that's it."
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  • And they said, "What, what's it?"
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  • Let's tell Jesus that the people are hungry.
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  • He seems to care a lot about the people.
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  • He doesn't seem to care much about us, but he does seem
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  • to care a lot about the people.
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  • So now, let's pretend that you get elected the spokesperson.
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  • All right.
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  • So I want you to see this in your mind, Jesus is up there,
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  • he's speaking, he's teaching thousands of people
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  • and you approach him while he's speaking,
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  • that is the inference from scripture, is that he was still
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  • speaking when they went up to talk to him.
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  • Alright, so, see it in your mind.
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  • Alright.
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  • So you say, "Oh, Lord, Lord, excuse me.
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  • Excuse me, Lord.
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  • Excuse me, boy, this has been good today.
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  • I tell you, this is really good.
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  • This series, the messages that you're bringing
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  • all in one day.
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  • But, we were talking and we feel like that, that the people
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  • are getting hungry.
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  • Now, I could go all night.
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  • I was just saying to the guys," I said,
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  • "John, I could go all night.
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  • I tell you this is so good.
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  • But, we feel like the people are getting hungry
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  • and it's getting late, and the restaurants
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  • are just about to close, Lord.
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  • And so we feel like that it would be better
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  • if you would just wrap it up."
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  • And the Lord says, "You're concerned about the people?"
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  • "Yes, Lord, it's all about the people."
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  • And then, maybe you've never seen this, but I want you
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  • to pretend you're that disciple.
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  • Look what he says then in verse 13.
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  • So he said to them, "Well, then you give them something to eat."
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  • Excuse me.
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  • Yeah, you and your little group over there,
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  • you're concerned about the people.
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  • Why don't you give them something to eat.
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  • Okay.
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  • It didn't go like you planned, did it?
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  • But now you have to report back to the committee.
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  • See, that's the hard part, always reporting back
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  • to the committee.
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  • So you go back over and they say, "Well, did you tell
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  • the people we're hungry?"
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  • Yes, I did it.
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  • I used those words exactly, I said, "The people are hungry."
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  • So is he going to dismiss the service?
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  • Well, what did he say?
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  • He said for us to give them something to eat.
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  • What?
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  • What'd he say?
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  • He said for us to give them something to eat.
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  • What?
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  • Oh, this is a disaster, just wait until
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  • the First Church of Pharisees hears about this.
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  • Oh, and then there's some little kid that snuck back
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  • into town and he's walking by and he's got
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  • a Long John Silver sack.
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  • And so, you know, they just kind of grab the sack
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  • and they open it up.
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  • He got the two piece meal with extra rolls.
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  • And you can imagine Peter, you know, Peter probably
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  • just grabbed one of the rolls and just --
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  • and they said, "Stop it, Peter, stop it.
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  • That's all we have, that's all we have."
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  • And then one of them said, "That's it."
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  • They said, "What's it?"
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  • Let's tell Jesus this is all we have and he'll dismiss
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  • the service.
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  • Now, I want you to think.
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  • Think with me just for a moment.
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  • Think about this.
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  • If you had never read this story in the Bible
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  • and you had 20.000 people and two-piece meal.
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  • And you said, "This is all we have," don't you think
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  • he would have dismissed the service?
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  • Doesn't that make sense?
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  • Does it?
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  • Yes or no; does that make sense.
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  • Listen to me, tithing doesn't make sense.
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  • Doing it God's way, doesn't make sense.
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  • But it works.
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  • So, again, you're the spokesman, and so, you know,
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  • you say, "Lord, excuse me, Lord, this -- excuse me,
  • 00:12:02.040 --> 00:12:07.030
  • you know, a moment ago, we were talking.
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  • I was telling you how good this series is, you know, Lord.
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  • And you said for us to, you know, get the people
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  • something to eat.
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  • And we've been working on that.
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  • But all we have, Lord, all we have, we have two fish
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  • and we have almost five rolls, Lord, Peter ate some."
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  • And, but that's all we have, Lord.
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  • So we're thinking we should just go with our original idea
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  • and just, you know.
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  • And the Lord said, "Okay, let me get this straight.
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  • You have, you have two pieces of fish
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  • and almost five rolls.
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  • I know how Peter is.
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  • That's what you have, right?"
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  • Yes, Lord, that's all we have.
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  • Oh, yeah, that'll be great, have them sit down
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  • in groups of 50.
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  • Excuse me?
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  • Lord, I don't think I was clear.
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  • We don't have a lot of these snack packs, Lord.
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  • There was a kid walking by.
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  • Peter took it from him, Lord.
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  • I didn't take it from him.
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  • Yeah, yeah, that'll be great.
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  • Have them sit down in groups of 50.
  • 00:13:17.100 --> 00:13:19.080
  • So now they're getting all these people to sit down
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  • in groups of 50.
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  • Now, I want to give you just a little bit of my personal
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  • opinion here.
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  • I think while they were getting them to set down,
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  • I think one of them might have remembered a scripture
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  • from the Old Testament and gathered the guys together
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  • and said something like this, "Hey, guys,
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  • I think I know what's going to happen.
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  • Do you remember in 2 Kings 4, Elisha fed 100 men
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  • with 20 loaves of bread.
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  • The bread multiplied and they even had some left over.
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  • That's in the Bible.
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  • And we have one greater than Elisha.
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  • By the way, the -- those 20 loaves of bread,
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  • it's specifically tells us they were first fruits.
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  • In other words, God can multiply the tithe.
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  • So he said, "I'll bet you when he prays over it,
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  • it's going to multiply right there in front of us
  • 00:14:07.190 --> 00:14:09.040
  • and that is actually what many Christians believe happen.
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  • That when Jesus prayed, it just multiplied.
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  • But that's not what happened.
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  • Now, here's what I can see what happening.
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  • Peter probably just grabbed one, because that's kind
  • 00:14:18.040 --> 00:14:20.140
  • of like Peter, he's kind of the forceful one.
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  • You know, he probably grabbed one and said,
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  • "Here, here, here, Lord, pray over mine first.
  • 00:14:23.090 --> 00:14:25.050
  • Here, pray over mine first.
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  • Here, Lord, pray over mine first."
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  • Watch, watch, watch what happens when he prays over it,
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  • just watch, just watch.
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  • Pray over mine first.
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  • But look at what verse 16 says, "He blessed and broke
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  • them and gave them to the disciples to set before
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  • the multitude.
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  • Okay.
  • 00:14:47.230 --> 00:14:48.280
  • So here's Peter, saying "Here, here, Lord, bless mine."
  • 00:14:49.010 --> 00:14:51.020
  • And so Jesus takes this piece of bread from Peter,
  • 00:14:51.050 --> 00:14:54.260
  • lifts it up to heaven and says, "Father, bless it."
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  • Breaks it and hands half of it back to Peter.
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  • Are you through praying?
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  • Yes, Peter, it's blessed.
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  • Now go give it away.
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  • And you just watch what happens, because the master
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  • has blessed it.
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  • You want to pray some more?
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  • No, Peter.
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  • Now, I know the text doesn't say this.
  • 00:15:40.290 --> 00:15:42.070
  • But the principle, think about the principle.
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  • Think about this, Jesus blessed it.
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  • Here's what he's thinking.
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  • Peter, you don't understand.
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  • Once you bring it to me first, and I bless it,
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  • you watch what happens because I blessed it.
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  • Personally though, I think Peter walked up to the first
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  • person and said something like this,
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  • "Take just a little piece."
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  • What would you have said?
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  • Take a little piece, a little piece.
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  • He's going down the row, you know, take a little piece,
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  • take a little piece.
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  • I said, little piece, you pig, what is wrong with you?
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  • You can't follow instructions, let me see,
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  • take a little piece.
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  • He gets down to the last guy.
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  • There's a crumb in his hands.
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  • Sweat from his brow down on his cheek,
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  • a little drop of sweat there.
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  • And right before the guy reaches to grab it,
  • 00:16:42.030 --> 00:16:44.250
  • this crumb grows in Peter's hands.
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  • And Peter says, "You can have more."
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  • Listen, the miracle did not happen in the Master's hand,
  • 00:16:55.170 --> 00:17:01.290
  • it happened in the disciple's hands.
  • 00:17:02.020 --> 00:17:06.060
  • Once they gave the first to Jesus and he blessed it,
  • 00:17:06.090 --> 00:17:11.190
  • and then they gave over and above away.
  • 00:17:11.220 --> 00:17:13.270
  • So two principles of multiplication, all right?
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  • They're real simple.
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  • Here's number one.
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  • It has to blessed before it can multiply.
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  • It has to be blessed before it can multiply.
  • 00:17:22.140 --> 00:17:26.170
  • And we've learned from this series the way our finances
  • 00:17:26.200 --> 00:17:29.200
  • are blessed, we've seen this over and over again,
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  • is we bring the first 10% to the House of God.
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  • Even Hebrews backs it up, New Testament that Jesus
  • 00:17:38.040 --> 00:17:41.110
  • himself receives and blesses our finances.
  • 00:17:41.140 --> 00:17:46.030
  • So you have to give the first -- see I know some people
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  • who give a little here and give a little there.
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  • But they don't bring the first 10% to the House of God.
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  • Listen to me, their finances are not blessed and they
  • 00:17:54.020 --> 00:17:57.000
  • will never multiply because only Jesus can bless them.
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  • Think about this.
  • 00:18:01.080 --> 00:18:02.080
  • What if the disciples had given away, given out
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:07.060
  • the two fish and the five loaves before Jesus blessed it?
  • 00:18:07.090 --> 00:18:12.290
  • I want to say that again because that's extremely important.
  • 00:18:13.020 --> 00:18:14.250
  • What if they had just started giving it away
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  • and Jesus had not blessed it?
  • 00:18:17.050 --> 00:18:18.280
  • Would it ever have multiplied?
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  • No.
  • 00:18:20.190 --> 00:18:21.040
  • [Indiscernible]
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  • It's the same way, when you give a little here
  • 00:18:22.100 --> 00:18:23.270
  • and a little there, but you don't bring the first 10%
  • 00:18:24.000 --> 00:18:26.220
  • to the house of God.
  • 00:18:26.250 --> 00:18:28.070
  • It does not have the blessing of Jesus on it.
  • 00:18:28.100 --> 00:18:30.160
  • There's a couple in our church that when I shared
  • 00:18:30.190 --> 00:18:32.030
  • this series one time, they had been giving 10%,
  • 00:18:32.060 --> 00:18:35.250
  • but they had been giving 5% to Gateway and 5%
  • 00:18:35.280 --> 00:18:38.140
  • to a missions organization.
  • 00:18:38.170 --> 00:18:40.230
  • And when I shared about the tithe -- we do believe
  • 00:18:40.260 --> 00:18:43.270
  • in giving to missions organizations, but that's over
  • 00:18:44.000 --> 00:18:45.180
  • and above the tithe.
  • 00:18:45.210 --> 00:18:46.230
  • The tithe comes to the local church where you are.
  • 00:18:46.260 --> 00:18:48.160
  • And so they had, "We had the check written.
  • 00:18:48.190 --> 00:18:51.240
  • We tore it up and made the check out for the full 10%
  • 00:18:51.270 --> 00:18:54.290
  • to the church."
  • 00:18:55.020 --> 00:18:56.030
  • And here's what they said, that was on a Sunday.
  • 00:18:56.060 --> 00:18:57.220
  • On a Monday, we had waiting for a bonus,
  • 00:18:57.250 --> 00:19:02.100
  • that we were supposed to receive, been told we were going
  • 00:19:02.130 --> 00:19:04.080
  • to receive it.
  • 00:19:04.110 --> 00:19:05.110
  • We've been waiting for months for this bonus.
  • 00:19:05.140 --> 00:19:08.190
  • And on Monday, it was in the mail.
  • 00:19:08.220 --> 00:19:11.070
  • And they wrote a letter that said, "We are so -- we feel
  • 00:19:11.100 --> 00:19:14.240
  • so badly that this took so long for you to get this
  • 00:19:14.270 --> 00:19:18.090
  • that we actually added some to it, and the amount was added
  • 00:19:18.120 --> 00:19:22.060
  • was the exact amount that they added the day
  • 00:19:22.090 --> 00:19:24.130
  • before on their check."
  • 00:19:24.160 --> 00:19:27.000
  • You will never convince me that was a coincidence.
  • 00:19:27.030 --> 00:19:30.250
  • It's God saying, do it my way.
  • 00:19:30.280 --> 00:19:33.130
  • So it has to be blessed before it can multiply.
  • 00:19:33.160 --> 00:19:35.030
  • Here's principle number two.
  • 00:19:35.060 --> 00:19:36.200
  • It has to be given away before it can multiply.
  • 00:19:36.230 --> 00:19:41.000
  • It has to be given away before it can multiply.
  • 00:19:41.030 --> 00:19:43.010
  • So, the first principle refers to tithing, bringing
  • 00:19:43.040 --> 00:19:46.050
  • the first 10% to the local church and Jesus blesses it.
  • 00:19:46.080 --> 00:19:49.110
  • But once he's blessed it, now you can give over and above.
  • 00:19:49.140 --> 00:19:52.270
  • You can give an extra offering, or two, for --
  • 00:19:53.000 --> 00:19:55.290
  • in our case, we call it heart for the kingdom.
  • 00:19:56.020 --> 00:19:57.290
  • You can give offerings over and above to missions
  • 00:19:58.020 --> 00:19:59.290
  • organizations, to things like this.
  • 00:20:00.020 --> 00:20:01.210
  • Okay.
  • 00:20:01.240 --> 00:20:02.130
  • But it has to be given away.
  • 00:20:02.160 --> 00:20:03.270
  • Think about this.
  • 00:20:04.000 --> 00:20:05.110
  • What is the disciples, after Jesus had blessed it,
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:09.170
  • what is the disciples had eaten it?
  • 00:20:09.200 --> 00:20:13.180
  • It never would have multiplied.
  • 00:20:13.210 --> 00:20:15.100
  • Two fish, five rolls, what if Jesus blessed it,
  • 00:20:15.130 --> 00:20:19.000
  • and then they just ate it.
  • 00:20:19.030 --> 00:20:20.130
  • It never would have multiplied.
  • 00:20:20.160 --> 00:20:21.180
  • There are a lot of people who will tithe,
  • 00:20:21.210 --> 00:20:24.220
  • but they don't give anything above.
  • 00:20:24.250 --> 00:20:26.240
  • And here's the sad thing, it has the potential
  • 00:20:26.270 --> 00:20:29.250
  • to multiply, but they just keep eating it.
  • 00:20:29.280 --> 00:20:32.260
  • Okay.
  • 00:20:32.290 --> 00:20:34.020
  • So let me tell you how this worked out in my own life
  • 00:20:34.050 --> 00:20:35.270
  • and in Debbie's life.
  • 00:20:36.000 --> 00:20:37.160
  • I got saved nine months after Debbie and I were married.
  • 00:20:37.190 --> 00:20:42.130
  • And I heard -- a few months later, I heard my first message
  • 00:20:42.160 --> 00:20:44.250
  • on tithing and immediately we tithed,
  • 00:20:44.280 --> 00:20:47.160
  • and God began to bless us.
  • 00:20:47.190 --> 00:20:49.180
  • I went to Bible College and then I was a traveling
  • 00:20:49.210 --> 00:20:52.270
  • evangelist, so I did not work at any church,
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:55.210
  • I didn't receive any salary from a church.
  • 00:20:55.240 --> 00:20:58.100
  • At that time, I only received offerings
  • 00:20:58.130 --> 00:21:01.130
  • or honorings when I would travel and speak.
  • 00:21:01.160 --> 00:21:04.030
  • And so while I'm doing that for a living, and the Lord spoke
  • 00:21:04.060 --> 00:21:08.260
  • to me one day in my quiet time and He said,
  • 00:21:08.290 --> 00:21:10.110
  • "I want you to get your finances in order,
  • 00:21:10.140 --> 00:21:12.290
  • so I can bless them."
  • 00:21:13.020 --> 00:21:14.210
  • Now, I want you think about that.
  • 00:21:14.240 --> 00:21:16.030
  • That's a very important impression that I received
  • 00:21:16.060 --> 00:21:18.210
  • from the Lord.
  • 00:21:18.240 --> 00:21:19.200
  • I want you to get your finances in order,
  • 00:21:19.230 --> 00:21:21.280
  • so I can bless them.
  • 00:21:22.010 --> 00:21:23.020
  • God cannot bless things out of order.
  • 00:21:23.050 --> 00:21:25.130
  • And we have a stewardship department that can help you
  • 00:21:25.160 --> 00:21:27.110
  • get your finances in order.
  • 00:21:27.140 --> 00:21:29.070
  • So, I said, "Well, Lord, what do you want me to do?"
  • 00:21:29.100 --> 00:21:31.000
  • Back then, I didn't know what to do.
  • 00:21:31.030 --> 00:21:32.260
  • And He told me three things, so I'm going to tell you
  • 00:21:32.290 --> 00:21:35.010
  • the three things He told me.
  • 00:21:35.040 --> 00:21:36.080
  • He said, "Number, one, get out of debt."
  • 00:21:36.110 --> 00:21:38.210
  • Now, this means different things to different people.
  • 00:21:38.240 --> 00:21:42.090
  • Different people have different convictions.
  • 00:21:42.120 --> 00:21:44.020
  • Okay.
  • 00:21:44.050 --> 00:21:45.100
  • For us, we could still have a mortgage, but we were not
  • 00:21:45.130 --> 00:21:48.130
  • to borrow for depreciating items, only appreciating items,
  • 00:21:48.160 --> 00:21:51.290
  • like a mortgage on a home.
  • 00:21:52.020 --> 00:21:53.070
  • So we have a mortgage to this date, and we have had
  • 00:21:53.100 --> 00:21:55.210
  • a mortgage, but we put it on a 15-year note,
  • 00:21:55.240 --> 00:21:58.180
  • and we do our best to pay it off.
  • 00:21:58.210 --> 00:22:00.210
  • Okay.
  • 00:22:00.240 --> 00:22:01.250
  • So I just want you to know because when I say that,
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  • I don't want you to -- I want you to let the Lord
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  • apply it to you how He applies it to you.
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  • Okay.
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  • So number one, He said, "Get out of debt."
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  • So for us, the first thing that we need to do,
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  • we had this car that was too big for us, the payment was too big.
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  • And so we sold that car and we bought a car for cash,
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  • $750.00, that was all we could afford.
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  • So we bought a car for $750.00, but you got to hear me,
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  • we actually loved that car.
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  • I mean, we loved it, because we were getting
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  • our finances in order.
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  • We loved that car.
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  • We prayed over it.
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  • We anointed it with oil -- about a quart a week.
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  • Okay.
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  • The second thing the Lord said to me was,
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  • "Don't manipulate, don't manipulate."
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  • Now, I was in ministry, but a whole --
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  • a whole bunch of people manipulate for money.
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  • And God never blesses manipulation.
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  • Manipulation comes from a root word that means witchcraft.
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  • So you cannot manipulate, you can't drop hints
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  • and expect God to provide for you.
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  • And so for me, I said, "Well, Lord,
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  • how does that work out?"
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  • He said, "Well, when someone asks you to come speak,
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  • they say, 'What are your financial requirements
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  • for coming?'
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  • And you say, 'Pay our expenses and give us an offering.'"
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  • And some of my friends would actually say,
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  • "Pay our expenses, give me -- give us an offering
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  • and the offering has to be a minimum of,"
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  • I never even said that.
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  • I just said, "Whatever, just pay our expenses
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  • and give us an offering."
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  • Here's what the Lord said to me, He said, "From now on,
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  • you say, I have no financial requirements for coming."
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  • By the way, this was about 30 years ago,
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  • and I still do that to this day.
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  • I have no financial requirements for coming.
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  • And the Lord said to me, "I want to teach you
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  • who your provider is.
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  • That's it not how you arrange things, it's me.
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  • Now, again, other people, you can do things differently,
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  • don't put this on you.
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  • Let the Lord speak to you, what he wants you to do.
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  • So this guy calls me, I will never forget,
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  • the first guy that calls and says, "Robert, can you come
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  • and speak?"
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  • I said, "Yes."
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  • We worked out a date.
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  • He said, "What are your financial requirements
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  • for coming?"
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  • I said, "I have no financial requirements for coming."
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  • And I remember, he said, "Well, that's good because
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  • I don't even think we can pay your gas."
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  • Now, he didn't say your expenses, he said, pay your gas.
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  • Let me tell you why that's important.
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  • We get in that $750.00 car, we start driving,
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  • it was to Oklahoma.
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  • We start driving to Oklahoma.
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  • I stopped to fill the car up with gas, I went in to pay
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  • for that, and the lady said to me, "It's taken care of."
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  • I said, "What do you mean, it's taken care of?"
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  • She said, "Because when you pulled in, God told me
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  • that I was to fill your car up with gas."
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  • And I went out and I got in the car and I said,
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  • "Lord, I sure like doing it better your way than my way."
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  • And here's the third thing the Lord said to me, "Give."
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  • So I said, "Well, Lord what do you mean, give?"
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  • He said, "I mean, give, over and above the tithe,
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  • that's when you give."
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  • And I asked him three very important questions.
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  • I said, "Well, Lord how will I know when to give,
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  • how will I know where to give, and how will I know
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  • how much to give?"
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  • Aren't those important question?
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  • Listen to his very simple answer.
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  • Here's what he said, "I'll tell you.
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  • I'll tell you.
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  • My people hear my voice.
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  • My sheep hear my voice."
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  • God really does want to bless you
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  • so you can be a blessing.
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  • I'm going to continue this same message next time.
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  • I want to encourage you to watch because there are two princples
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  • for God to multiply our finances and I want to encourage you
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  • because God doesn't want to just add to your finances,
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  • He wants to multiply your finances so
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  • that you can be a blessing.
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  • I love you so much.
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  • I'll see you next time.
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