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June 10, 2019
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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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  • - If you have your Bible,
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  • look with me in 1 Corinthians
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  • 7:35, and this is a great,
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  • great verse that you should
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  • underline and write it down,
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  • and mark it up in your Bible.
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  • 1 Corinthians 7:35 says this,
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  • "And this I say for your own
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  • profit, not that I may put
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  • a lease on you,
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  • but for what is proper that
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  • you may serve the Lord
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  • without distraction."
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  • Isn't that a great verse?
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  • Everybody say that with me,
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  • serve the Lord
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  • without distraction.
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  • Many of you listening to me
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  • today are in the middle
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  • of a miracle, and the only thing
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  • that can stop Jesus
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  • from getting to you,
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  • even in the midst of a storm
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  • is if the enemy
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  • can get you distracted.
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  • We live in a time
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  • of spiritual peril,
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  • and potential.
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  • You know, we hear a lot
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  • about the signs of the times,
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  • but I want to remind you --
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  • we are also in the times
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  • of the signs.
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  • For the Bible said in 2 Peter --
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  • 2 Timothy 3, "In the last days
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  • perilous times will come.
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  • Evil men and seducers will grow
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  • wax worse and worse",
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  • but Joel said that
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  • in the last days, saith God,
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  • "I will pour out my spirit."
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  • So, we're living in a time
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  • of peril,
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  • and a time of pouring out.
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  • When God is going
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  • to do something miraculous
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  • and unusual and incredible
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  • in your life, usually it is
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  • preceded by a storm.
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  • A storm of adversity,
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  • a storm of negativism,
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  • a storm of setbacks,
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  • and there is this story
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  • in the Bible of Peter,
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  • and he is facing a storm,
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  • and so many times we know
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  • what it is when God is doing
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  • great things in our life
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  • that suddenly,
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  • we hear the thunderous claps
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  • of discouragement.
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  • We see the bright flash
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  • of fear and failure.
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  • We see things begin to happen
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  • as the storm breaks out
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  • in our life and we're terrorized
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  • by evil thoughts of disaster.
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  • But the word of the Lord
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  • to you today is if you're
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  • in a storm, just keep walking,
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  • Jesus is coming on top
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  • of that storm.
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  • You don't quit,
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  • and you don't give up,
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  • you keep walking.
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  • Keep walking, because you're
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  • on a collision course
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  • with a miracle.
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  • Galatians 6:9 in the amplified
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  • Bible says, "Let us not
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  • grow tired of doing good,
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  • for unless we throw in our hand,
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  • the ultimate harvest
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  • is assured.
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  • Unless we quit, the ultimate
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  • harvest that God has promised
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  • you is assured.
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  • God is working His will,
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  • God is working His plan,
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  • and you need to understand
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  • that right now, above the foam
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  • of your storm,
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  • the master is coming.
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  • And your job is not to get
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  • distracted by things that would
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  • kill your faith and cause you
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  • to be caught up in fear
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  • and torment and the past
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  • and failure,
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  • and things that the enemy would
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  • use to distract us, even people.
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  • So much so, that you get
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  • your eyes off of Jesus.
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  • Job 9:8 says this, it says,
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  • "He alone spreads out
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  • the Heavens and treads upon
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  • the waves of the sea."
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  • Think about that.
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  • The God of the Old Testament,
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  • is seen in Jesus
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  • of the New Testament,
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  • God in the flesh, as He walks
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  • and treads upon the waves
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  • of the sea.
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  • And Peter had the revelation,
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  • that's the God I read
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  • about in the first book
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  • of the -- that was written
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  • in the Bible, the book of Job
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  • is the oldest book,
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  • and he said, "The God of the Old
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  • Testament is the God of Jesus,
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  • who is walking on the water."
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  • He had that revelation,
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  • and He's giving us an invitation
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  • to walk on the water with Him.
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  • But watch this,
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  • suddenly the story shifts,
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  • and suddenly it moves from a --
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  • you know, just a momental,
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  • amazing --
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  • monumental I should say,
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  • victory, to a mere
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  • rescue mission.
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  • And Peter begins to move
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  • and shift from walking
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  • on the water, to sinking,
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  • and it's all because
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  • of one thing.
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  • The Bible said he got his eyes
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  • off of Jesus, and he began
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  • to notice the waves
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  • and the wind, and he began
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  • to cry out, "Lord save me!"
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  • He lost that magical moment
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  • of the miraculous
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  • because he was distracted.
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  • Now, listen,
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  • I want you to bring this home.
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  • Many of you are experiencing
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  • miraculous things in your life.
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  • You're seeing God bless you
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  • and move in mighty ways,
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  • but I want to warn you,
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  • that the storms come,
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  • it's the enemy's job to get your
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  • eyes off of Jesus
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  • and use distractions to stop you
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  • from doing what God
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  • has called you to do.
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  • Because he was distracted,
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  • all he got to do, all he got
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  • to do was began to sink.
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  • And you see, if you're going
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  • to hold on and assure
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  • the victory you have to keep
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  • your eyes on Jesus,
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  • and you have to keep walking.
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  • Notice that he was distracted
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  • not by demons and devils,
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  • not by hordes of hell,
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  • he was distracted by the wind.
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  • The wind is a natural thing,
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  • it's just the wind.
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  • The devil's design
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  • for containment, for limitation,
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  • for restrainment,
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  • for restriction.
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  • His distraction
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  • is just natural things.
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  • The devil's not gonna try to
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  • destroy you, most of us are not
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  • fighting devils and demons
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  • right now.
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  • I know he gets behind things,
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  • but usually the thing
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  • that holds us back from doing
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  • the unusual and the impossible
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  • is natural things.
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  • The wind is nature's
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  • greatest natural force,
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  • and what really hinders
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  • us sometimes from doing what
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  • we've been called to do is not
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  • the devil face to face
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  • coming against us,
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  • but it's natural distractions.
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  • It's things like paying bills,
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  • it's things like running
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  • all over the place,
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  • doing this, busy stuff in life.
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  • It's the cares of life,
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  • it's the places we have to go,
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  • it's the peeling paint
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  • on the house.
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  • It's the flat tire on the car.
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  • And we have to be careful
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  • that we don't allow natural
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  • things to distract
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  • us from spiritual things.
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  • It's so easy to let natural
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  • things distract
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  • us from spiritual things.
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  • And the moment that we get
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  • our eyes off of the word,
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  • which is Jesus, and what
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  • He's saying, and we begin
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  • to focus on natural things.
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  • We lose spiritual power,
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  • it's in the wind.
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  • The wind is what the enemy
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  • used to distract.
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  • What's really hindering you
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  • from doing what you've been
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  • called to do is natural things,
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  • that's why Luke 14 tells
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  • an amazing story.
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  • The Bible said the master
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  • prepared a great meal,
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  • and he called and sent
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  • invitations and said come
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  • and dine, for everything
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  • is now ready, and the scripture
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  • said there was a man who bought
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  • a piece of real estate,
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  • and he said, "I can't come,
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  • because I bought a piece
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  • of real estate,
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  • and I've gotta go look at it."
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  • And then another man was sent
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  • an invitation, he said,
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  • "I just bought five yoke
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  • of oxen, and I'd love to come
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  • and dine, and eat
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  • at the master's table,
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  • but you don't understand,
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  • I've gotta get out and train
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  • these animals how
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  • to plow the field."
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  • And then another man
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  • got married, and he said,
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  • "I'm sorry, I'd love to come,
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  • but I'm distracted
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  • with relationship."
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  • The adversary of involvement
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  • at the master's table
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  • was not demons and devils,
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  • it was busyness,
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  • it was business,
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  • it was materialism,
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  • it was relationships that took
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  • priority over Jesus Christ.
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  • And what we need to understand
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  • is, sometimes it's the natural
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  • things that are stopping us
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  • from doing the unusual
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  • and the impossible,
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  • because we don't have our eyes
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  • on Jesus,
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  • we're being distracted
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  • with materialism, with business,
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  • with "I gotta take care
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  • of this."
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  • No, you make Him your focus,
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  • and you'll be amazed how He'll
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  • empower you to deal
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  • with these things, and take care
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  • of everything else.
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  • Come on and give Him
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  • a praise, somebody.
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  • Don't be distracted, listen
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  • to this scripture
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  • in Ecclesiastes 11,
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  • "If you observe the wind,
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  • you will not sow."
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  • If you get distracted
  • 00:09:16.160 --> 00:09:17.170
  • by the wind, you will not sow.
  • 00:09:17.170 --> 00:09:19.040
  • "If you regard the clouds,
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  • you will not reap."
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  • In other words,
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  • there will never
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  • be a perfect situation.
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  • You gotta get up and make up
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  • your mind, I'm not gonna
  • 00:09:28.090 --> 00:09:29.170
  • be distracted, because if I
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  • will allow it,
  • 00:09:31.290 --> 00:09:33.040
  • the wind will talk me out of it.
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  • If I will allow it,
  • 00:09:34.290 --> 00:09:36.010
  • the clouds --
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  • but if I know God's told me
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  • to do something,
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  • I'm not to look to the left
  • 00:09:39.070 --> 00:09:40.080
  • or the right,
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  • I am to keep my eyes on Jesus
  • 00:09:41.020 --> 00:09:43.040
  • and do what He's called
  • 00:09:43.040 --> 00:09:44.040
  • me to do.
  • 00:09:44.040 --> 00:09:45.030
  • Somebody give God a praise.
  • 00:09:45.030 --> 00:09:46.200
  • I'm beginning to feel my help
  • 00:09:46.200 --> 00:09:49.000
  • up here today.
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  • Somebody needs to know
  • 00:09:50.150 --> 00:09:52.010
  • that your Jesus is stronger
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  • and mightier than the storm
  • 00:09:54.040 --> 00:09:55.230
  • you're facing.
  • 00:09:55.230 --> 00:09:56.250
  • I don't care what you're
  • 00:09:56.250 --> 00:09:57.260
  • hearing, and I don't care
  • 00:09:57.260 --> 00:09:59.000
  • what you're feeling.
  • 00:09:59.000 --> 00:10:00.070
  • Cause those waves represent
  • 00:10:00.070 --> 00:10:01.130
  • our emotions, they're up one
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  • day, and they're down the next.
  • 00:10:03.080 --> 00:10:04.250
  • This is not a miracle
  • 00:10:04.250 --> 00:10:05.280
  • of emotions, this is a miracle
  • 00:10:05.280 --> 00:10:08.010
  • of faith, and faith says,
  • 00:10:08.010 --> 00:10:09.200
  • "I believe in what I cannot see,
  • 00:10:09.200 --> 00:10:12.060
  • because Jesus said it,
  • 00:10:12.060 --> 00:10:13.290
  • and He told me to come,
  • 00:10:13.290 --> 00:10:15.190
  • and I can do the impossible."
  • 00:10:15.190 --> 00:10:17.240
  • Shout, "I can do the impossible,
  • 00:10:17.270 --> 00:10:20.270
  • if I won't be distracted."
  • 00:10:22.070 --> 00:10:25.070
  • Paul said, "I am determined
  • 00:10:25.070 --> 00:10:27.050
  • to know nothing among you,
  • 00:10:27.050 --> 00:10:28.240
  • I refuse to be distracted,
  • 00:10:28.240 --> 00:10:30.230
  • except Jesus Christ
  • 00:10:30.230 --> 00:10:32.090
  • in Him crucified."
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  • The devil and hell can't
  • 00:10:35.020 --> 00:10:36.060
  • stop you,
  • 00:10:36.060 --> 00:10:37.050
  • but distractions can.
  • 00:10:37.050 --> 00:10:38.230
  • That's what
  • 00:10:38.230 --> 00:10:39.170
  • this story teaches us.
  • 00:10:39.170 --> 00:10:41.010
  • It wasn't devils and demons
  • 00:10:41.010 --> 00:10:42.010
  • that stopped Peter from doing
  • 00:10:42.010 --> 00:10:43.070
  • the unusual and the impossible,
  • 00:10:43.070 --> 00:10:45.080
  • and God wants to give people
  • 00:10:45.080 --> 00:10:46.150
  • under the sound of my voice
  • 00:10:46.150 --> 00:10:47.210
  • unusual success,
  • 00:10:47.210 --> 00:10:50.030
  • unusual victories,
  • 00:10:50.030 --> 00:10:52.010
  • unusual blessings,
  • 00:10:52.010 --> 00:10:54.100
  • but it wasn't devils and demons
  • 00:10:54.100 --> 00:10:56.140
  • that stopped 'em,
  • 00:10:56.140 --> 00:10:57.200
  • it was natural things.
  • 00:10:57.200 --> 00:11:00.180
  • It was distractions, you know,
  • 00:11:01.120 --> 00:11:04.120
  • sometimes you think the whole
  • 00:11:04.120 --> 00:11:05.140
  • nation is going to hell
  • 00:11:05.140 --> 00:11:06.280
  • in a handbasket.
  • 00:11:06.280 --> 00:11:08.070
  • The whole nation isn't going
  • 00:11:08.070 --> 00:11:09.050
  • to hell in a handbasket,
  • 00:11:09.050 --> 00:11:11.110
  • there's still Americans
  • 00:11:11.110 --> 00:11:12.140
  • that salute the flag,
  • 00:11:12.140 --> 00:11:13.260
  • and there's still Americans
  • 00:11:13.260 --> 00:11:15.170
  • that love God.
  • 00:11:15.170 --> 00:11:17.070
  • There's still Americans
  • 00:11:17.070 --> 00:11:18.080
  • that believe the Bible
  • 00:11:18.080 --> 00:11:19.140
  • and we don't care
  • 00:11:19.140 --> 00:11:20.060
  • what the Supreme Court
  • 00:11:20.060 --> 00:11:21.010
  • and nothing else says.
  • 00:11:21.010 --> 00:11:22.150
  • Don't you let the little
  • 00:11:22.150 --> 00:11:24.040
  • distractions make you think
  • 00:11:24.040 --> 00:11:25.210
  • that Jesus isn't in control,
  • 00:11:25.210 --> 00:11:28.000
  • and He's large and in charge,
  • 00:11:28.000 --> 00:11:30.080
  • and the gates of hell
  • 00:11:30.080 --> 00:11:31.220
  • will not prevail
  • 00:11:31.220 --> 00:11:32.220
  • against the church.
  • 00:11:32.220 --> 00:11:33.230
  • I'm not gonna be distracted
  • 00:11:33.230 --> 00:11:36.020
  • by 12 men on a court.
  • 00:11:38.280 --> 00:11:41.280
  • They'll bow their knee
  • 00:11:41.280 --> 00:11:43.010
  • to my savior, they'll tremble
  • 00:11:43.010 --> 00:11:45.130
  • in fear to my savior,
  • 00:11:45.130 --> 00:11:47.160
  • and Heaven and Earth will pass
  • 00:11:47.160 --> 00:11:48.200
  • away, but this book
  • 00:11:48.200 --> 00:11:49.230
  • will not pass away.
  • 00:11:50.050 --> 00:11:53.050
  • Don't be distracted.
  • 00:11:55.120 --> 00:11:58.120
  • Hallelujah.
  • 00:11:58.120 --> 00:12:00.020
  • I heard a story I liked,
  • 00:12:00.020 --> 00:12:01.100
  • it was about a man who lived
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:02.120
  • way out in the country,
  • 00:12:02.120 --> 00:12:03.190
  • like some of you.
  • 00:12:03.190 --> 00:12:05.090
  • He was a country bumpkin.
  • 00:12:05.090 --> 00:12:06.280
  • Turn to somebody and say --
  • 00:12:06.280 --> 00:12:07.260
  • some of you, you're as country
  • 00:12:08.250 --> 00:12:11.250
  • as corn bread.
  • 00:12:11.250 --> 00:12:12.240
  • Come on, you know
  • 00:12:12.240 --> 00:12:13.180
  • what I'm talking about.
  • 00:12:13.180 --> 00:12:15.200
  • I was born in the country too,
  • 00:12:15.200 --> 00:12:17.070
  • I know.
  • 00:12:18.150 --> 00:12:21.150
  • This guy lived so far out
  • 00:12:21.150 --> 00:12:23.000
  • in the country, he had to travel
  • 00:12:23.030 --> 00:12:26.030
  • toward town to go hunting.
  • 00:12:29.160 --> 00:12:32.160
  • This is country.
  • 00:12:32.160 --> 00:12:33.190
  • This is a country boy,
  • 00:12:33.190 --> 00:12:35.120
  • and he lived way out
  • 00:12:35.120 --> 00:12:36.100
  • in the country,
  • 00:12:36.100 --> 00:12:37.270
  • and he and his wife would lay
  • 00:12:37.270 --> 00:12:38.260
  • in bed,
  • 00:12:38.260 --> 00:12:39.190
  • and they had a pond
  • 00:12:39.190 --> 00:12:40.230
  • on their property,
  • 00:12:40.230 --> 00:12:41.200
  • an old farmer,
  • 00:12:41.200 --> 00:12:42.150
  • and he had a pond
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:43.120
  • on his property.
  • 00:12:43.120 --> 00:12:44.110
  • And every night the frogs
  • 00:12:44.110 --> 00:12:47.010
  • would croak so loud,
  • 00:12:47.010 --> 00:12:49.190
  • it sounded like they had a bull
  • 00:12:49.190 --> 00:12:50.230
  • horn, and they would just,
  • 00:12:50.230 --> 00:12:52.270
  • and it would keep 'em up
  • 00:12:52.270 --> 00:12:54.010
  • all night, and finally he had
  • 00:12:54.010 --> 00:12:55.070
  • all he could take, and he hired
  • 00:12:55.070 --> 00:12:56.160
  • a professional frog gigger.
  • 00:12:56.160 --> 00:12:58.270
  • That's somebody who goes around
  • 00:12:58.270 --> 00:13:00.050
  • and sticks frogs and kills 'em.
  • 00:13:00.110 --> 00:13:03.110
  • And he hired one in,
  • 00:13:03.110 --> 00:13:05.140
  • and he said, you gotta get rid
  • 00:13:05.140 --> 00:13:06.200
  • of these frogs,
  • 00:13:06.200 --> 00:13:07.210
  • they keep us up all night,
  • 00:13:07.210 --> 00:13:09.060
  • and I'm sure there's
  • 00:13:09.060 --> 00:13:09.290
  • hundreds of 'em so just start
  • 00:13:09.290 --> 00:13:12.040
  • tonight, and it'll probably
  • 00:13:12.040 --> 00:13:13.040
  • take you a week or so
  • 00:13:13.040 --> 00:13:14.040
  • to kill 'em --
  • 00:13:14.040 --> 00:13:14.260
  • get rid of all of 'em.
  • 00:13:14.260 --> 00:13:16.270
  • The next morning the guy
  • 00:13:16.270 --> 00:13:18.130
  • showed up at the front door,
  • 00:13:18.130 --> 00:13:19.240
  • and the old farmer opened
  • 00:13:19.240 --> 00:13:20.250
  • the door and he said,
  • 00:13:20.250 --> 00:13:22.060
  • "It's done,
  • 00:13:22.060 --> 00:13:23.030
  • they're all taken care of."
  • 00:13:23.030 --> 00:13:25.100
  • He said, "Well, my God,
  • 00:13:25.100 --> 00:13:26.210
  • how many was it?
  • 00:13:26.210 --> 00:13:28.020
  • Hundreds?"
  • 00:13:28.020 --> 00:13:28.280
  • He said, "No, it was two."
  • 00:13:30.080 --> 00:13:33.080
  • He said, "How can that be?"
  • 00:13:33.080 --> 00:13:34.120
  • He said, "When you get two frogs
  • 00:13:34.120 --> 00:13:36.130
  • that don't mind croaking,
  • 00:13:36.130 --> 00:13:38.250
  • they can sound like hundreds."
  • 00:13:39.270 --> 00:13:42.270
  • That's the problem with America
  • 00:13:42.270 --> 00:13:44.040
  • right now, the minority
  • 00:13:44.040 --> 00:13:46.050
  • is making big croaks,
  • 00:13:46.050 --> 00:13:47.260
  • the majority, which is us,
  • 00:13:47.260 --> 00:13:50.120
  • it we would ever stand up
  • 00:13:50.120 --> 00:13:52.110
  • and realize that we don't
  • 00:13:52.110 --> 00:13:53.270
  • have to let our nation
  • 00:13:53.270 --> 00:13:55.200
  • go to hell, but God has put
  • 00:13:55.200 --> 00:13:58.020
  • us here, and we're the salt
  • 00:13:58.020 --> 00:14:00.020
  • of the Earth,
  • 00:14:00.020 --> 00:14:01.010
  • we're the light of the world.
  • 00:14:01.010 --> 00:14:02.170
  • Come on somebody.
  • 00:14:02.170 --> 00:14:03.200
  • Don't be distracted by a few.
  • 00:14:04.190 --> 00:14:07.190
  • A few.
  • 00:14:08.170 --> 00:14:11.170
  • The Bible said that Haman
  • 00:14:14.240 --> 00:14:17.240
  • was a mighty man, and he was
  • 00:14:17.240 --> 00:14:20.150
  • riding through the kingdom,
  • 00:14:20.150 --> 00:14:22.000
  • he was second only
  • 00:14:22.000 --> 00:14:23.040
  • to the King of Persia.
  • 00:14:24.210 --> 00:14:27.210
  • And he's riding through
  • 00:14:27.210 --> 00:14:28.200
  • the city, and everybody
  • 00:14:28.200 --> 00:14:31.080
  • in the kingdom, this is what
  • 00:14:31.080 --> 00:14:33.090
  • the Bible said, bowed down
  • 00:14:33.090 --> 00:14:35.110
  • and cried out, "Thou art a
  • 00:14:35.110 --> 00:14:38.040
  • mighty man", except one.
  • 00:14:43.050 --> 00:14:46.050
  • His name was Mordecai.
  • 00:14:46.120 --> 00:14:49.120
  • I like what the Bible said,
  • 00:14:49.120 --> 00:14:50.040
  • the Bible said he
  • 00:14:50.040 --> 00:14:51.010
  • was one certain Jew.
  • 00:14:52.270 --> 00:14:55.270
  • Everybody else might have
  • 00:14:55.270 --> 00:14:56.280
  • been a question mark, but I like
  • 00:14:56.280 --> 00:14:58.060
  • certain people, people who are
  • 00:14:58.060 --> 00:15:00.100
  • not wishy washy,
  • 00:15:00.100 --> 00:15:01.180
  • who don't go one way with
  • 00:15:01.180 --> 00:15:02.200
  • the saints and one way
  • 00:15:02.200 --> 00:15:03.220
  • with the world.
  • 00:15:03.220 --> 00:15:04.210
  • I like people --
  • 00:15:04.210 --> 00:15:05.160
  • "I'm certain of one thing,
  • 00:15:05.160 --> 00:15:07.220
  • there is a God,
  • 00:15:07.220 --> 00:15:08.240
  • and you're not Him, Haman.
  • 00:15:08.240 --> 00:15:10.110
  • I'm not bowing down to you,
  • 00:15:10.110 --> 00:15:12.030
  • I bow to Him.
  • 00:15:12.030 --> 00:15:13.160
  • He is the King of kings,
  • 00:15:13.160 --> 00:15:15.070
  • and He is the Lord of lords,
  • 00:15:15.070 --> 00:15:16.250
  • and I'm not apologizing about
  • 00:15:16.250 --> 00:15:18.260
  • it, and I can't help it what
  • 00:15:18.260 --> 00:15:20.210
  • all these people are doing,
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:22.100
  • I'm a certain Jew."
  • 00:15:23.160 --> 00:15:26.160
  • And he refused to bow,
  • 00:15:26.160 --> 00:15:29.130
  • and here's how we do, and Haman
  • 00:15:29.130 --> 00:15:32.130
  • instead of seeing 99.9%
  • 00:15:33.050 --> 00:15:36.050
  • of the people for him,
  • 00:15:36.200 --> 00:15:39.200
  • he saw one distraction,
  • 00:15:40.070 --> 00:15:43.070
  • and he got home
  • 00:15:43.070 --> 00:15:44.090
  • and it aggravated the fire
  • 00:15:44.090 --> 00:15:46.040
  • out of him.
  • 00:15:46.040 --> 00:15:47.240
  • You know how we get --
  • 00:15:47.240 --> 00:15:49.080
  • does anybody obsess over the one
  • 00:15:49.080 --> 00:15:50.290
  • that don't like --
  • 00:15:50.290 --> 00:15:51.240
  • all the good stuff
  • 00:15:51.240 --> 00:15:53.210
  • and you got --
  • 00:15:53.210 --> 00:15:55.110
  • it drives you crazy.
  • 00:15:55.110 --> 00:15:56.130
  • Here's something free of charge
  • 00:15:56.130 --> 00:15:58.140
  • that is worth coming to church
  • 00:15:58.140 --> 00:16:00.210
  • for if you don't get nothing
  • 00:16:00.210 --> 00:16:01.270
  • else, sometimes, you need
  • 00:16:01.270 --> 00:16:04.120
  • to learn this lesson.
  • 00:16:04.120 --> 00:16:05.080
  • Sometimes, if you don't feed,
  • 00:16:05.080 --> 00:16:07.220
  • some things if you don't feed,
  • 00:16:07.220 --> 00:16:09.170
  • they will starve to death.
  • 00:16:09.190 --> 00:16:12.190
  • Sometimes the greatest thing you
  • 00:16:12.190 --> 00:16:14.020
  • can do with somebody who's
  • 00:16:14.020 --> 00:16:16.010
  • croaking is ignore 'em.
  • 00:16:18.220 --> 00:16:21.220
  • Don't give 'em attention,
  • 00:16:21.220 --> 00:16:22.270
  • don't start feeding 'em,
  • 00:16:22.270 --> 00:16:24.020
  • don't hand 'em a microphone.
  • 00:16:24.020 --> 00:16:26.060
  • Don't tell four other people
  • 00:16:26.060 --> 00:16:27.120
  • about 'em, just ignore 'em!
  • 00:16:31.070 --> 00:16:34.070
  • Why didn't he just write
  • 00:16:34.070 --> 00:16:35.000
  • this guy off?
  • 00:16:35.000 --> 00:16:36.140
  • He had the whole kingdom
  • 00:16:36.140 --> 00:16:38.010
  • bowing down,
  • 00:16:38.010 --> 00:16:38.270
  • "Thou art a mighty man."
  • 00:16:38.270 --> 00:16:41.140
  • Why didn't he just write
  • 00:16:41.140 --> 00:16:42.080
  • this guy off?
  • 00:16:42.080 --> 00:16:45.010
  • But he got distracted.
  • 00:16:45.240 --> 00:16:48.240
  • And the Bible said that in order
  • 00:16:48.240 --> 00:16:50.220
  • to kill the one man,
  • 00:16:50.220 --> 00:16:53.070
  • he derived a plan to exterminate
  • 00:16:53.070 --> 00:16:55.270
  • the whole Jewish race
  • 00:16:55.270 --> 00:16:56.260
  • so he could get
  • 00:16:56.260 --> 00:16:57.190
  • to that one frog.
  • 00:16:58.210 --> 00:17:01.230
  • Isn't that something?
  • 00:17:01.230 --> 00:17:03.210
  • And some of you don't have joy
  • 00:17:03.210 --> 00:17:04.270
  • this morning cause you got
  • 00:17:04.270 --> 00:17:05.270
  • so many great things happening
  • 00:17:05.270 --> 00:17:07.140
  • in your life,
  • 00:17:07.140 --> 00:17:09.040
  • but you got one issue,
  • 00:17:09.040 --> 00:17:11.050
  • you got one --
  • 00:17:11.050 --> 00:17:11.280
  • some of you got great marriages
  • 00:17:11.280 --> 00:17:13.190
  • that you could have
  • 00:17:13.190 --> 00:17:14.150
  • and really enjoy,
  • 00:17:14.150 --> 00:17:16.120
  • but that one little thing
  • 00:17:16.120 --> 00:17:18.070
  • drives you batty.
  • 00:17:18.230 --> 00:17:21.230
  • And you're being distracted
  • 00:17:21.230 --> 00:17:23.100
  • from an unusual and a beautiful,
  • 00:17:23.100 --> 00:17:25.190
  • and a powerful relationship
  • 00:17:25.190 --> 00:17:27.080
  • with God and your family
  • 00:17:28.060 --> 00:17:31.060
  • by little things that won't
  • 00:17:31.060 --> 00:17:32.220
  • even matter a year from now,
  • 00:17:33.200 --> 00:17:36.200
  • a month from now,
  • 00:17:36.200 --> 00:17:37.180
  • a week from now.
  • 00:17:38.180 --> 00:17:41.180
  • The king, the Bible said,
  • 00:17:41.180 --> 00:17:43.250
  • agreed to let Haman kill all
  • 00:17:43.250 --> 00:17:46.160
  • the Jews, and the scripture
  • 00:17:46.160 --> 00:17:49.010
  • said that the night before
  • 00:17:49.010 --> 00:17:51.140
  • the plan was to be enacted
  • 00:17:51.140 --> 00:17:53.120
  • to exterminate the Jews,
  • 00:17:53.120 --> 00:17:55.270
  • the king could not sleep.
  • 00:17:56.200 --> 00:17:59.200
  • The king was not sleeping,
  • 00:18:00.170 --> 00:18:03.170
  • and I want to preach to somebody
  • 00:18:03.170 --> 00:18:04.290
  • in my closing moments,
  • 00:18:04.290 --> 00:18:06.030
  • your king is not
  • 00:18:06.030 --> 00:18:07.040
  • sleeping in your night.
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  • You may be going through
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  • the night, you may be going
  • 00:18:12.290 --> 00:18:14.000
  • through the storm, but your
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  • king is not sleeping.
  • 00:18:16.170 --> 00:18:19.170
  • The Bible said he said,
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  • "I want somebody to read
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  • the record of things that have
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  • been happening the kingdom.
  • 00:18:25.100 --> 00:18:27.000
  • I can't sleep,
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  • get me caught up."
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  • They didn't have computers,
  • 00:18:28.260 --> 00:18:29.230
  • he couldn't pull nothing up
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  • to read, so the guy started
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  • reading and he heard something
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  • that he had never heard.
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  • He heard about Mordecai
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  • and how he had stopped
  • 00:18:37.210 --> 00:18:39.210
  • a terrorist plot that was going
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  • to try to assassinate the king,
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  • and he came and warned
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  • them and they caught
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  • the assassins,
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  • because of Mordecai.
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  • And he said, "I have never
  • 00:18:47.290 --> 00:18:48.240
  • heard this story", the king
  • 00:18:48.240 --> 00:18:49.270
  • did, "Why have I never heard
  • 00:18:49.270 --> 00:18:51.140
  • this story?
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  • What did we do to that man
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  • to honor him and thank him,
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  • and reward him for what he did?"
  • 00:18:54.270 --> 00:18:56.130
  • And they said,
  • 00:18:56.130 --> 00:18:57.040
  • "Sir, we didn't do anything."
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  • And he said, "Well my goodness,
  • 00:18:58.200 --> 00:18:59.260
  • this is bad.
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  • This man saved my life.
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  • Who is Mordecai, I don't know
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  • who he is but",
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  • listen to the words,
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  • "He's a man in whom
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  • I want to delight,
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  • and I want to honor him
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  • in a big way."
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  • And the king says,
  • 00:19:10.190 --> 00:19:11.150
  • "I wonder what I could do."
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  • He says, "Who is that out there
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  • in the outer court?"
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  • And they said, "That's Haman,
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  • he's really looking forward
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  • to seeing you,
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  • because Haman is thinking
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  • that he's about to get a big
  • 00:19:21.090 --> 00:19:22.070
  • promotion, and he's just waiting
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  • out in the courts."
  • 00:19:24.100 --> 00:19:27.070
  • And they say, "King, they say,
  • 00:19:27.100 --> 00:19:30.100
  • Haman, the king would
  • 00:19:30.100 --> 00:19:31.060
  • like to see you."
  • 00:19:31.060 --> 00:19:32.000
  • And he brings him into his
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  • presence, and the king says
  • 00:19:32.250 --> 00:19:34.040
  • to Haman, he says, "What would
  • 00:19:34.040 --> 00:19:36.040
  • you do if the king had somebody
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  • that he was thinking about
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  • that he wanted to honor
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  • and delight himself in?"
  • 00:19:42.100 --> 00:19:44.040
  • And Haman thinks he's talking
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  • about him, and he says,
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  • "Oh", and he winks at him
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  • a little bit, "Oh, someone
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  • that you could honor and do
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  • something great for,
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  • that you would
  • 00:19:56.290 --> 00:19:57.210
  • like to really bless?
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  • Here's what I would do for 'em,
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  • I would put the king's royal
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  • attire on him,
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  • I'd get the king's clothes
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  • and put it on him.
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  • I'd get the king's horse
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  • and let him ride through
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  • the streets, I would get a crown
  • 00:20:08.190 --> 00:20:10.260
  • and put it on his head,
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  • and I would get somebody to run
  • 00:20:12.000 --> 00:20:13.160
  • before him and say 'Behold a man
  • 00:20:13.160 --> 00:20:15.260
  • in whom the king delights,
  • 00:20:15.260 --> 00:20:17.160
  • and a man in whom
  • 00:20:17.160 --> 00:20:18.120
  • the king honors.'
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  • That's what I would do,
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  • if you're asking me."
  • 00:20:21.070 --> 00:20:22.120
  • And the king said,
  • 00:20:22.120 --> 00:20:23.070
  • "That is a great idea!
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  • I want to close with this point,
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  • and it's a big one,
  • 00:20:39.080 --> 00:20:41.260
  • the Lord told me to tell you
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  • that the king would like
  • 00:20:44.250 --> 00:20:45.230
  • to delight and honor you,
  • 00:20:46.090 --> 00:20:49.090
  • that you're in times and we're
  • 00:20:49.090 --> 00:20:51.070
  • in days when the King of kings
  • 00:20:51.230 --> 00:20:54.230
  • wants to delight in you,
  • 00:20:54.230 --> 00:20:57.090
  • and honor you, and bless you
  • 00:20:57.170 --> 00:21:00.190
  • and promote you.
  • 00:21:00.190 --> 00:21:03.140
  • The hour has come when God wants
  • 00:21:03.140 --> 00:21:05.110
  • to delight and honor his church.
  • 00:21:06.060 --> 00:21:09.060
  • Now, listen to this.
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  • Everything the devil has ever
  • 00:21:10.070 --> 00:21:12.030
  • wanted for himself,
  • 00:21:12.030 --> 00:21:13.240
  • the church has got it.
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  • Everything Haman, or the devil,
  • 00:21:16.120 --> 00:21:19.090
  • has ever wanted for himself,
  • 00:21:19.120 --> 00:21:22.120
  • Jesus has given it to you and I,
  • 00:21:22.120 --> 00:21:25.010
  • the church,
  • 00:21:25.010 --> 00:21:26.010
  • the body of Christ.
  • 00:21:26.010 --> 00:21:27.250
  • For example, Isaiah 14,
  • 00:21:27.250 --> 00:21:29.170
  • "Satan said, 'I will ascend
  • 00:21:29.170 --> 00:21:32.070
  • into the heights of Heaven.'"
  • 00:21:32.070 --> 00:21:34.230
  • No you won't because
  • 00:21:34.230 --> 00:21:36.050
  • that's what we're gonna do.
  • 00:21:36.050 --> 00:21:38.090
  • 1 Thessalonians 4,
  • 00:21:38.090 --> 00:21:39.100
  • "The trumpet will sound and we
  • 00:21:39.100 --> 00:21:41.150
  • will be called up to meet
  • 00:21:41.150 --> 00:21:42.200
  • the Lord in Heaven."
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  • We have everything the devil
  • 00:21:45.140 --> 00:21:46.290
  • has ever wanted.
  • 00:21:46.290 --> 00:21:48.060
  • "I will exalt my throne above
  • 00:21:48.060 --> 00:21:49.160
  • the stars of God."
  • 00:21:49.160 --> 00:21:50.200
  • No you will not.
  • 00:21:50.200 --> 00:21:52.070
  • We're gonna sit on the throne,
  • 00:21:52.070 --> 00:21:53.270
  • and we're gonna rule and reign
  • 00:21:53.270 --> 00:21:55.040
  • with Jesus Christ
  • 00:21:55.040 --> 00:21:56.140
  • because He said,
  • 00:21:56.140 --> 00:21:57.080
  • "I have thrones for you."
  • 00:21:59.020 --> 00:22:02.040
  • He said, "I shall be like
  • 00:22:02.040 --> 00:22:05.010
  • the most high God."
  • 00:22:05.010 --> 00:22:06.110
  • This is what the devil wanted,
  • 00:22:06.110 --> 00:22:07.130
  • Isaiah 14, "I shall be like
  • 00:22:07.130 --> 00:22:09.050
  • the most high God."
  • 00:22:09.050 --> 00:22:11.060
  • No you will not, devil.
  • 00:22:11.060 --> 00:22:12.060
  • You won't be like the most
  • 00:22:12.060 --> 00:22:13.040
  • high God, but beloved,
  • 00:22:13.040 --> 00:22:14.110
  • now are we the sons of God,
  • 00:22:14.110 --> 00:22:16.070
  • and it does not yet appear what
  • 00:22:16.070 --> 00:22:18.080
  • we shall be, but when we see
  • 00:22:18.080 --> 00:22:20.090
  • Him, when He appears,
  • 00:22:20.090 --> 00:22:22.180
  • we shall be like Him.
  • 00:22:22.180 --> 00:22:25.060
  • You're not gonna be like
  • 00:22:25.060 --> 00:22:26.070
  • the most high, we're gonna
  • 00:22:26.070 --> 00:22:27.200
  • be like the most high.
  • 00:22:27.200 --> 00:22:28.210
  • Everything the devil has
  • 00:22:28.210 --> 00:22:30.040
  • ever wanted, we have been given
  • 00:22:34.110 --> 00:22:37.110
  • in his place, and he's having
  • 00:22:37.110 --> 00:22:39.270
  • to go before us while
  • 00:22:39.270 --> 00:22:41.130
  • we ride high and lifted up,
  • 00:22:41.130 --> 00:22:44.030
  • seated in heavenly places,
  • 00:22:44.030 --> 00:22:45.260
  • clothed in the king's
  • 00:22:45.260 --> 00:22:47.100
  • righteousness,
  • 00:22:47.100 --> 00:22:48.120
  • wearing His glory.
  • 00:22:51.110 --> 00:22:54.110
  • We have everything he's ever
  • 00:22:54.110 --> 00:22:56.070
  • wanted, and my point to you
  • 00:22:56.070 --> 00:22:58.170
  • is this,
  • 00:22:58.170 --> 00:23:00.120
  • Jesus is coming soon.
  • 00:23:00.150 --> 00:23:03.150
  • Don't be distracted
  • 00:23:03.150 --> 00:23:05.260
  • in relationships.
  • 00:23:05.260 --> 00:23:08.120
  • That guy married the wrong
  • 00:23:08.120 --> 00:23:09.200
  • one and got distracted.
  • 00:23:09.200 --> 00:23:11.160
  • Don't be distracted.
  • 00:23:11.160 --> 00:23:13.170
  • Some of you have incredible
  • 00:23:13.170 --> 00:23:15.090
  • potential ahead of you!
  • 00:23:16.150 --> 00:23:19.150
  • But young man you can be
  • 00:23:19.150 --> 00:23:20.180
  • distracted and mess your
  • 00:23:20.180 --> 00:23:22.060
  • life up.
  • 00:23:22.060 --> 00:23:22.290
  • Young lady,
  • 00:23:22.290 --> 00:23:23.200
  • you can be distracted.
  • 00:23:23.200 --> 00:23:24.240
  • Keep your eyes on Jesus,
  • 00:23:24.240 --> 00:23:26.260
  • and keep on walking.
  • 00:23:26.260 --> 00:23:29.190
  • Don't be distracted.
  • 00:23:29.190 --> 00:23:32.020
  • Put that scripture up from
  • 00:23:32.020 --> 00:23:33.010
  • 1 Corinthians 7 that I started
  • 00:23:33.010 --> 00:23:35.140
  • with, and I want us to end
  • 00:23:35.140 --> 00:23:36.280
  • with it.
  • 00:23:36.280 --> 00:23:39.080
  • "That you may serve the Lord
  • 00:23:39.210 --> 00:23:42.210
  • without distraction."
  • 00:23:42.210 --> 00:23:45.010
  • Say it again.
  • 00:23:45.010 --> 00:23:46.010
  • God, help me, to serve
  • 00:23:46.240 --> 00:23:49.240
  • - If this ministry has been
  • 00:23:56.210 --> 00:23:57.200
  • a blessing to your life,
  • 00:23:57.200 --> 00:23:59.070
  • if you're someone
  • 00:23:59.070 --> 00:24:00.040
  • who wants to see messages
  • 00:24:00.040 --> 00:24:01.100
  • like this heard
  • 00:24:01.100 --> 00:24:02.200
  • around the world,
  • 00:24:02.200 --> 00:24:04.090
  • I need to encourage you, today,
  • 00:24:04.090 --> 00:24:05.270
  • to partner with me.
  • 00:24:05.270 --> 00:24:07.170
  • I'm asking God to stir up
  • 00:24:07.170 --> 00:24:08.190
  • 1.000 people to become
  • 00:24:09.100 --> 00:24:12.100
  • a unique partner
  • 00:24:12.100 --> 00:24:13.170
  • with this ministry.
  • 00:24:13.170 --> 00:24:14.240
  • For your gift of $25 a month,
  • 00:24:14.240 --> 00:24:17.220
  • a profound difference
  • 00:24:18.200 --> 00:24:20.130
  • in preaching the gospel
  • 00:24:20.130 --> 00:24:21.290
  • to 249 nations,
  • 00:24:21.290 --> 00:24:24.260
  • anything else that comes in
  • 00:24:24.260 --> 00:24:26.200
  • that is not used
  • 00:24:26.200 --> 00:24:27.250
  • to buy air-time,
  • 00:24:27.250 --> 00:24:29.170
  • is used to provide
  • 00:24:29.170 --> 00:24:31.230
  • wonderful ministries
  • 00:24:31.230 --> 00:24:33.270
  • for people in dire need.
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  • You know what
  • 00:24:36.040 --> 00:24:36.190
  • we've done in Haiti,
  • 00:24:36.190 --> 00:24:37.250
  • you know what we've done
  • 00:24:37.250 --> 00:24:38.280
  • at The Dream Center,
  • 00:24:38.280 --> 00:24:40.060
  • you know what
  • 00:24:40.060 --> 00:24:40.200
  • we've done for veterans,
  • 00:24:40.200 --> 00:24:42.070
  • and you know what we're doing,
  • 00:24:42.070 --> 00:24:43.100
  • even as I speak,
  • 00:24:43.100 --> 00:24:45.030
  • for homeless children
  • 00:24:45.030 --> 00:24:46.240
  • on the border.
  • 00:24:46.240 --> 00:24:47.290
  • And, they'll be moving in
  • 00:24:47.290 --> 00:24:49.200
  • to that home
  • 00:24:49.200 --> 00:24:50.280
  • before this year is over.
  • 00:24:50.280 --> 00:24:52.120
  • That's a miracle,
  • 00:24:52.120 --> 00:24:53.140
  • and it's the miracle
  • 00:24:53.140 --> 00:24:54.090
  • of partnership.
  • 00:24:54.090 --> 00:24:55.150
  • A one-time gift of $300
  • 00:24:55.150 --> 00:24:57.220
  • will qualify you
  • 00:24:57.220 --> 00:24:58.290
  • as an elite partner
  • 00:24:58.290 --> 00:25:00.060
  • of this ministry,
  • 00:25:00.060 --> 00:25:01.090
  • I'm gonna, instantly,
  • 00:25:01.090 --> 00:25:02.200
  • send you my "Legacy Bible",
  • 00:25:02.200 --> 00:25:04.160
  • and you're gonna be a part
  • 00:25:04.160 --> 00:25:05.290
  • of every project.
  • 00:25:05.290 --> 00:25:07.050
  • You'll receive special invites.
  • 00:25:07.050 --> 00:25:09.050
  • As a matter of fact,
  • 00:25:09.050 --> 00:25:09.240
  • we're planning a special,
  • 00:25:09.240 --> 00:25:11.010
  • by-invitation-only for partners,
  • 00:25:11.010 --> 00:25:13.270
  • gathering with Cherise and I,
  • 00:25:13.270 --> 00:25:15.060
  • and our family;
  • 00:25:15.060 --> 00:25:16.060
  • we want you to be there.
  • 00:25:16.060 --> 00:25:17.270
  • Every penny you give
  • 00:25:17.270 --> 00:25:19.150
  • goes to preach the good news
  • 00:25:19.150 --> 00:25:21.090
  • of Jesus Christ
  • 00:25:21.090 --> 00:25:22.170
  • and to do projects,
  • 00:25:22.170 --> 00:25:23.160
  • just like the children's home
  • 00:25:23.160 --> 00:25:25.060
  • that I've told you about.
  • 00:25:25.060 --> 00:25:26.140
  • I've said for years,
  • 00:25:26.140 --> 00:25:27.210
  • "We can't do everything,
  • 00:25:27.210 --> 00:25:28.290
  • but together,
  • 00:25:28.290 --> 00:25:29.180
  • we can do something amazing
  • 00:25:29.180 --> 00:25:31.210
  • for the glory of God."
  • 00:25:31.210 --> 00:25:32.250
  • I need you,
  • 00:25:32.250 --> 00:25:33.280
  • and I know that the Lord
  • 00:25:33.280 --> 00:25:35.080
  • is speaking to 1.000 of you,
  • 00:25:35.080 --> 00:25:37.100
  • today, to help us fulfill
  • 00:25:37.100 --> 00:25:39.050
  • the gospel being preached
  • 00:25:39.050 --> 00:25:41.210
  • around the world,
  • 00:25:41.210 --> 00:25:42.260
  • bring the coming
  • 00:25:42.260 --> 00:25:43.120
  • of the Lord back,
  • 00:25:43.120 --> 00:25:44.120
  • and, until then,
  • 00:25:44.120 --> 00:25:45.110
  • we're gonna take care
  • 00:25:45.110 --> 00:25:46.050
  • of widows, and orphans,
  • 00:25:46.050 --> 00:25:47.210
  • and the poor.
  • 00:25:47.210 --> 00:25:48.260
  • Here's my announcer
  • 00:25:48.260 --> 00:25:49.270
  • to tell you more.
  • 00:25:49.270 --> 00:25:50.260
  • - ANNOUNCER: This month,
  • 00:25:52.060 --> 00:25:52.250
  • join Jentezen
  • 00:25:52.250 --> 00:25:53.130
  • and Cherise Franklin
  • 00:25:53.130 --> 00:25:54.110
  • in preaching the gospel
  • 00:25:54.110 --> 00:25:55.150
  • around the world
  • 00:25:55.150 --> 00:25:56.120
  • by becoming
  • 00:25:56.120 --> 00:25:56.280
  • a Connection Partner.
  • 00:25:56.280 --> 00:25:58.110
  • When you do,
  • 00:25:58.110 --> 00:25:59.000
  • you'll have exclusive access
  • 00:25:59.000 --> 00:26:00.100
  • to the Partner Gateway,
  • 00:26:00.100 --> 00:26:01.130
  • custom created
  • 00:26:01.130 --> 00:26:02.070
  • partner teachings,
  • 00:26:02.070 --> 00:26:03.010
  • and private invitations
  • 00:26:03.010 --> 00:26:04.110
  • to partner events, conferences,
  • 00:26:04.110 --> 00:26:05.290
  • and intimate prayer meetings
  • 00:26:05.290 --> 00:26:07.070
  • with Jentezen
  • 00:26:07.070 --> 00:26:07.230
  • and Cherise Franklin.
  • 00:26:07.230 --> 00:26:09.120
  • For as little as $25 a month,
  • 00:26:09.120 --> 00:26:11.140
  • you'll have the confidence
  • 00:26:11.140 --> 00:26:12.120
  • of knowing that
  • 00:26:12.120 --> 00:26:13.060
  • every penny you give
  • 00:26:13.060 --> 00:26:14.090
  • is sending the gospel
  • 00:26:14.090 --> 00:26:15.180
  • around the world
  • 00:26:15.180 --> 00:26:16.160
  • and helping complete
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