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Guard Against Greed To Manage Wealth

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October 31, 2019
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Kenneth Copeland

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Guard Against Greed To Manage Wealth

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  • tithing for that reason. Every time you
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  • tithe, you're going to put God in first place.
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  • (Singing) I know my God has made the way for me.
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  • I know my God has made the way for me.
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  • ANNOUNCER: You are meant to live a life
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  • of giving. Join Gloria Copeland and Pastor George
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  • Pearsons today as they teach where wealth comes from
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  • and what you must do to manage wealth God's way,
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  • next on the Believers Voice of Victory.
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  • GLORIA: Hello everybody. Welcome to the Believers
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  • Voice of Victory Broadcast. We're hearing today
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  • about how to handle wealth. I'm interested in this. GEORGE:
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  • Yeah, I am interested too. I thought about it. I thought
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  • about this, Gloria. I thought it'd be so interesting to do a
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  • seminar with you somewhere on a topic like this to teach people-
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  • GLORIA: That'd be fun. GEORGE: People need to be taught how to
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  • handle wealth, and it not handle them. GLORIA: That's true.
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  • GEORGE: How to control it and it not control them. And that's
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  • what we've been talking about for these two weeks. But before
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  • we get into the message, first of all, this is day number 364.
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  • Gloria, tomorrow, one year- GLORIA: One year. GEORGE: ... of
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  • prosperity- GLORIA: Of prosperity. GEORGE: ...
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  • teaching. So this is day 364. GLORIA: Hallelujah. GEORGE: All
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  • of the notes are available to you, kcm.org. You can click onto
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  • the picture of Gloria and me and it'll take you to these notes.
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  • You can download them and you can join the 1.5 million
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  • downloads that have already since the time that we started
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  • doing this. People are interested in prosperity.
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  • GLORIA: Yes, they are. GEORGE: Gloria, we've gotten some great
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  • testimonies. Let me read a couple of testimonies to you.
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  • This one, "George and Gloria's book, 50 Days of Prosperity, has
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  • ministered hope to me so much. I've tithed and I gave for many
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  • years and was never taught to expect a harvest." GLORIA: Wow.
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  • GEORGE: So that's a good report. Here's another one. "I thank God
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  • for Pastor George Pearsons and Gloria Copeland for the
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  • debt-free teachings. Praise God. My husband and I made our final
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  • payment.-" GLORIA: Praise God. GEORGE: "... on our car loan and
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  • it was because of the faithfulness of this ministry."
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  • Isn't that wonderful? GLORIA: That blesses me, George. GEORGE:
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  • I mean just that alone. GLORIA: Praise God. GEORGE: Just that
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  • alone. GLORIA: That is awesome. GEORGE: And here's one more I'll
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  • read to you. GLORIA: Okay. GEORGE: "I've been immersing
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  • myself in the word of God for about four years now." I like
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  • this. "I especially love Ms. Gloria and George's prosperity
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  • messages." GLORIA: Well, that's a blessing. GEORGE: "I've
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  • learned so much and I'm no longer afraid of what the future
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  • might hold. I have learned to trust God in all things. My
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  • daughter has been attending Texas Tech University for the
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  • past four years. She'll be graduating May 2020. My husband
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  • and I put her through college for the past four years,
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  • debt-free. When I look back, I cannot understand how it was
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  • possible, but I know that I live in the blessing. The Lord has
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  • provided more than enough. GLORIA: Praise God. GEORGE:
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  • Isn't that wonderful? GLORIA: What a good report. GEORGE:
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  • Isn't that wonderful? GLORIA: I appreciate her sending us that.
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  • GEORGE: So Gloria, all of these teachings that we've done
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  • together, this massive work where prosperity is concerned,
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  • we've been talking about how- GLORIA: We've been at 1.5
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  • million? GEORGE: 1.5 million of the downloads. GLORIA:
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  • Downloads? GEORGE: Yes. GLORIA: Hallelujah. Glory to God.
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  • GEORGE: So we're talking about how to handle wealth. The
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  • foundation scripture again, 1 Timothy 6:17-19. Paul is telling
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  • Timothy to charge them that are rich in this world or rich in
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  • the church in the world that they be not high-minded nor
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  • trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God who gives us
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  • richly all things to enjoy, that they do good, that they be rich
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  • in good works, ready to distribute, willing to
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  • communicate, laying up in store for themselves a good foundation
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  • against the time to come that they may lay hold on eternal
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  • life. GLORIA: Praise God. GEORGE: So the last couple of
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  • days we've been talking about being rich in good works. I want
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  • us to look at something here from Luke the 12th chapter. All
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  • of the scriptures are on the page there. This was Jesus'
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  • warning about covetousness. I want to talk about that today,
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  • the subject of covetousness. It says in verse 13, "And one of
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  • the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother that
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  • he divide the inheritance with me. And He said to him, man, who
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  • made me a judge or divider over you? And then He said to them,
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  • take heed and beware of covetousness." GLORIA: That's
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  • good advice. GEORGE: Now when Jesus says something like that,
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  • "Beware of covetousness," then we better pay attention to what
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  • He's saying. GLORIA: That's right. GEORGE: "For a man's life
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  • consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses."
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  • Now one time, Gloria, I was studying this and I happened to
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  • be sitting next to Kenneth at lunch one day. He had his Bible
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  • on the table. Well, he got up to go get a drink or something and
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  • I looked over at his Bible and I opened his Bible. I just wanted
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  • to see his Bible. I had been studying this particular
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  • scripture. So I turned over there to see what he may have
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  • written in his Bible. And where it says here, "A man's life
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  • consists not of the abundance of the things which he possesses."
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  • This is what Kenneth wrote, "But it consists of the things that
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  • he gives." GLORIA: That's good. Isn't it? GEORGE: Isn't that
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  • good? GLORIA: But it consists of the things that he gives.
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  • GEORGE: Of the things that he gives. I'll read it in context.
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  • For a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things that
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  • he possesses, but in the abundance of the things that he
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  • gives. GLORIA: That's good. GEORGE: Isn't that good? GLORIA:
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  • Yeah, it is. GEORGE: That's what our life consists of. GLORIA: I
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  • guess I'll have to read Ken's Bible. GEORGE: He's got some
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  • interesting things in that Bible. GLORIA: But in the
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  • abundance- GEORGE: Of the things that he gives. GLORIA: ... of
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  • the things that he gives. That's true. GEORGE: That's what our
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  • life consists of. That's what our life is all about. Our life
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  • is all about giving to others. GLORIA: Amen. GEORGE: Really,
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  • that's what you and Kenneth have taught all these years. The
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  • definition that he gives of true prosperity is the ability to use
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  • the power of God to meet the needs of mankind, spirit, soul,
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  • body, financially, socially. That's the definition of
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  • prosperity. All these critics and all these people out there
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  • that say things and do things. They don't see the finances that
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  • come out of this ministry that go into various things, whether
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  • it be into other ministries or even into disaster relief. We've
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  • given millions, literally millions, towards disaster
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  • relief. So our lives consist of what we give and what we sow.
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  • And I'm thankful for the harvest that comes back to us. GLORIA:
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  • Praise God. GEORGE: But going back to this, Jesus said,
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  • "Beware of covetousness. For a man's life consists not in the
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  • abundance of the things which he possesses." Now, the New Living
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  • Testament says, "Beware. Guard against every kind of greed.
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  • Life is not measured by how much you own." The message
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  • translation- GLORIA: Guard against greed. GEORGE: Yeah.
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  • Guard against greed. Protect yourself against the least bit
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  • of greed. He's talking to the wealthy. This is something that
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  • we have to pay attention to. If you're going to be wealthy in
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  • the kingdom of God, then these are the things that Jesus has
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  • laid out to us to beware of and to be watchful over. Let's just
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  • hold our place for just a second. This scripture just came
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  • into my heart, Gloria, and I want to share it with you.
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  • GEORGE: This is over in Deuteronomy chapter eight. This
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  • is what we have to beware of. This is a perfect example. In
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  • Deuteronomy chapter eight, it says this in verse 18. "You
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  • shall remember the Lord thy God for it is He that gives you the
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  • power to get wealth." I read that and I read it. Huh? Follow
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  • me. Let's read a little bit back into this. He's talking to them
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  • about being fed in the wilderness, being taken care of.
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  • He's warning them not to say in your heart, "My power and the
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  • might of my hand has gotten me this wealth." GEORGE: He said,
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  • "But you remember the Lord your God. It is He that gives you the
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  • power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant, which He
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  • swore under thy fathers, which it is this day. And it shall be
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  • if you do it all, to forget the Lord and walk after other gods
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  • and to worship them." He's telling them here. He's saying,
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  • "Don't forget. Don't forget where it came from. Don't forget
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  • who the source of it was. GLORIA: The source. GEORGE: The
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  • source of all of this has come from Him. So beware. Beware that
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  • you forget what I've done for you. So going back to this, the
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  • message translation. Protect yourself against the least bit
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  • of greed. So I looked up, Gloria, the word covetousness.
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  • In the Amplified Translation, the Amplified does define it
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  • and, "It is the moderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing
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  • to have more." There's a difference between the desire to
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  • have what God wants to provide for us because we're going to
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  • tithe. We're going to sow. We're going to give. GLORIA: And
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  • that's a great protection, a tithing. GEORGE: It is. It is a
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  • protection over us. But this covetousness, it's the greed.
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  • It's the greed. It's the desire to have more and more and more
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  • and more and lose complete sight of worshiping the Lord and
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  • following Him. That's what that greed is. And greed affects
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  • others. It touches others' lives. And then Jesus, it says
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  • in verse 16, "He spoke a parable to them saying, the ground of a
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  • certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he thought
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  • within himself saying, 'What shall I do because I have no
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  • room where to bestow my fruits.' And he said, 'This will I do. I
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  • will pull down my barns and build greater and there will I
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  • bestow all my fruits and my goods.' And I will say to my
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  • soul, 'Soul, thou has much goods laid up for many years. Take
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  • your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.'" And it says, "But God
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  • said to him, 'You fool, this night your soul shall be
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  • required of you.' Then who shall those things be, which thou has
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  • provided? So is he that lays up treasure for himself and is not
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  • rich towards God." GEORGE: So we have to be rich towards God. How
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  • are we rich towards God? GLORIA: That's the protection. GEORGE:
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  • That's the protection. We give. We give. What he did was he tore
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  • down his barns. He built bigger barns in order to store all of
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  • that. What Jesus was talking about there was, He's talking
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  • about covetousness. If you go to the second page, I want to talk
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  • a little bit more about this word covetousness, and give you
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  • some more definitions about it. The Apostle Paul knew that
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  • covetousness was a great temptation to the rich to be
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  • covetous. He also realized that covetousness motivated people
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  • who wanted to get rich. Look at this. In the Hebrew, the word
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  • covetousness, it is an insatiable craving, a greed and
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  • a lust for more, especially at the expense of others. GEORGE:
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  • That's what the wealthy do if they don't watch themselves.
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  • They get into a momentum of money, and it just keeps
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  • amassing and growing and growing. It's like they lose
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  • control of themselves. If they were believers at one time, they
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  • stopped tithing. They stopped giving. GLORIA: Tithing is a
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  • great protection. GEORGE: Yeah. It helps us. Like you said the
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  • other day, it helps keep us on track. GLORIA: That's right.
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  • GEORGE: As money increases, and let's say you start out ... When
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  • you and Kenneth first started, were you tithing at the time
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  • that you were married? Did you know to tithe when you got
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  • married? Or is that something that came up after? GLORIA: I
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  • didn't know. I never heard of tithing. I wasn't raised. But we
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  • learned to tithe. GEORGE: You learned to tithe? GLORIA: Yeah.
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  • GEORGE: So you and Kenneth, when you got married- GLORIA: From
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  • the Word. GEORGE: When you were married- GLORIA: Ken's father,
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  • he was a tither. GEORGE: He was a tither? GLORIA: Yeah. He was a
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  • tither, so Ken knew about tithing. GEORGE: So somewhere
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  • along the line, you began to tithe. GLORIA: Oh yeah. GEORGE:
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  • It was a new concept really to you, wasn't it? GLORIA: Just
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  • about all our married life, we tithed. GEORGE: And you started
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  • to tithe and when you were tithing, you didn't- GLORIA: We
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  • began pretty quick because Ken had that background. He knew
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  • what to do. GEORGE: He knew what to do. So as you were tithing,
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  • you were at a point though, where you didn't have much at
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  • all. GLORIA: That's right. GEORGE: You were- GLORIA: We
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  • didn't know how us and God could get along on it, but we did it.
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  • GEORGE: Well, I remember the story that Kenneth tells about
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  • when he was at ORU, and he was at a meeting with Oral Roberts.
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  • He decided to be a partner for $10 a month and came home and
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  • said, "Gloria-" GLORIA: $10. GEORGE: "Gloria, we can have
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  • Oral Roberts' anointing for $10 a month." And you said,
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  • "Kenneth-" GLORIA: Where would we get $10 a month? Isn't that
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  • sad? That's how much revelation we had at the time. GEORGE:
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  • Yeah. But when you started tithing though, you did not have
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  • much. You had that TV that had the- GLORIA: We didn't have
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  • anything really. GEORGE: You were cooking potatoes out of a
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  • coffee pot. GLORIA: Coffee pot. I'm innovative. You got to admit
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  • that. GEORGE: The rollaway rented bed was- GLORIA: $7 a
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  • month. GEORGE: But somewhere along the line you started
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  • tithing, and as time went on, you began to increase. You
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  • increase more and more and more and more. The wonderful thing
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  • about it is- GLORIA: We learned more and more, and we learned
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  • more about faith and acting on the Word. GEORGE: You learned
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  • more and more. I would daresay that the two of you never
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  • stepped over into a place of covetousness as defined as an
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  • insatiable craving, greed, or a lust for more at the expense of
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  • others. GLORIA: No. We were more interested in buying groceries
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  • at the time. GEORGE: Yes, you were. Yes, you were. GLORIA: How
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  • are we going to buy our groceries? GEORGE: Well, you
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  • think about this. I was thinking about Kenneth and his partner
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  • letter. He was sharing this at the partner meeting here
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  • recently. He was telling the people about when he writes his
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  • letter. In the early days, the Lord told him, "You write this
  • 00:15:08.180 --> 00:15:12.050
  • letter to meet the needs of the people, not to meet your own
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  • needs. If you write anything in there that even has the thought
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  • of trying to get from them, you tear it up and you throw it
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  • away." GLORIA: And he's faithful. GEORGE: He's faithful
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  • to that. I think about this too. I guess I'm just thinking about
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  • how the two of you are not covetous at all. There's not a
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  • covetous bone in your body. Think about this. We have a
  • 00:15:41.110 --> 00:15:46.000
  • network, the Victory Network, and on that network we have 29
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  • broadcasters. With the 29 broadcasters, we do not charge
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  • anything. We do not charge them an hourly rate. GLORIA: That's
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  • true. GEORGE: The finances of that network are sown into all
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  • of those broadcasters. Now that's a Copeland mindset.
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  • GLORIA: That's a wild thing, isn't it? GEORGE: Isn't it?
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  • Isn't it? GLORIA: Because somebody has to pay the bill on
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  • it. GEORGE: Well, yes. Somebody does have to pay the bill on
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  • that. I look at that and I see what we pay. It's quite a big
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  • bill. GLORIA: It is. GEORGE: I mean it's into the millions a
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  • year to pay for that time for the network. But Brother
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  • Copeland thought to himself, "I want to get the word of faith
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  • out to the people. I want them to hear this word." As we know
  • 00:16:36.180 --> 00:16:40.120
  • Brother Copeland is, he sows it. It's better sown than sold as
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  • time. GLORIA: We don't charge anybody. GEORGE: We don't charge
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  • anybody anything for it. Gloria, that's astounding. GLORIA: It
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  • is. I'm still astounded, George. GEORGE: It's astounding to me.
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  • There is no covetousness in him whatsoever. I was looking at,
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  • for instance, in Proverbs 22:16 there. It says, "He who
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  • oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives
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  • gifts to the rich, both come to poverty." So that's what
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  • covetousness does. Jeremiah 7:11 it says, "Like a partridge that
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  • hatches eggs it did not lay is the man who gains riches by
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  • unjust means. When his life is half gone, they will desert him,
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  • and in the end he will prove to be a fool." So that's what
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  • happens to the covetousness. GEORGE: Now look at this in the
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  • Greek. The word covetousness means a desire for things that
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  • exceeds a desire for God. GLORIA: An insatiable craving,
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  • greed, and lust for more- GEORGE: Lust for more. GLORIA:
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  • ... especially at the expense of others. GEORGE: And look at the
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  • one on number four. Look at number four. GLORIA: Okay.
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  • GEORGE: That one, covetousness, a desire for things that exceed
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  • a desire for God. GLORIA: More desire for things than you have
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  • for God, in other words. GEORGE: Yes. Yep. In other words, yes,
  • 00:18:05.140 --> 00:18:07.230
  • it's more of a desire. So you know you've crossed the line if
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  • you're wealthy and your desire for things begins to exceed your
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  • desire for God. GLORIA: The message says you can't worship
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  • two gods at once. Loving one god, you'll end up ... What is
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  • that word? GEORGE: Hating the other. GLORIA: Hating the other.
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  • You can't worship God and money both. GEORGE: Yeah, you can't do
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  • that. It's impossible to do that. One is going to take the
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  • primary place or the other. I like this. Psalms 119:36, "Give
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  • me a bent for your words of wisdom and not for piling up
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  • loot." GLORIA: Yeah. There's a lot of protection in tithing for
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  • that reason. Every time you tithe you're going to put God in
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  • first place. GEORGE: You've been bringing up that point and I
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  • really like that. You tithe and it will protect you. It'll
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  • protect you from stepping over into covetousness- GLORIA: Yeah.
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  • It will. GEORGE: ... and the disastrous results of that. Dear
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  • me. How many people have we seen in the public world who have
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  • been wealthy in their lives have just ended up disastrous? That
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  • greed, the greed part and covetousness, I wrote here,
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  • "Covetousness ends up in disaster." GLORIA: It doesn't
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  • say that money is the root of all evil. GEORGE: Mm-mm
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  • (negative). GLORIA: It says the love of money- GEORGE: The love
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  • of it. GLORIA: ... which would be covetousness. GEORGE:
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  • Covetousness. Yes, exactly. GLORIA: The love of money is the
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  • root of all evil. GEORGE: You said it. It goes right with the
  • 00:19:44.090 --> 00:19:47.000
  • next scripture there. It's 1 Timothy 6:9-10 message. It says,
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  • "But if it's only money these leaders are after, they will
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  • self-destruct in no time. Lust for money brings trouble and
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  • nothing but trouble. Going down that path, some lose their
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  • footing in the faith completely and live to regret it bitterly
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  • ever after." It says, Proverbs 15:27, "A greedy man brings
  • 00:20:06.030 --> 00:20:12.130
  • trouble to his family." Ecclesiastes 5:13, "Hoarding
  • 00:20:12.140 --> 00:20:16.000
  • riches harms the saver." GLORIA: Harms the saver. GEORGE: Harms
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  • the saver. Hoarding. Hoarding, interesting word, Gloria,
  • 00:20:20.250 --> 00:20:27.010
  • hoarding. It's amassing things and not letting go. There's a
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  • program on television called Hoarders. GLORIA: I know.
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  • GEORGE: It's awful. GLORIA: It's unbelievable- GEORGE: It really
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  • is. GLORIA: ... what people hoard. GEORGE: People who hoard,
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  • there's a difference between us and hoarders. The difference is
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  • that we are willing to give any of it at any moment to let it
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  • go, to let it go, the freedom to let it go. We see the disastrous
  • 00:20:47.180 --> 00:20:56.190
  • results of covetousness and just simply that's what the Apostle
  • 00:20:56.200 --> 00:20:59.260
  • Paul was telling Timothy to tell the wealthy. I would say my
  • 00:20:59.270 --> 00:21:05.070
  • warning to all of us is that if money increases, don't set your
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  • heart on it. GLORIA: That's right. GEORGE: Don't let it get
  • 00:21:11.270 --> 00:21:13.290
  • control of you. Don't let it pull you around into a place
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  • where you forget God. You keep him first place. Like Gloria has
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  • been saying throughout this whole time, tithing is a key to
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  • keeping us safe from slipping into that. GLORIA: If you're a
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  • tither, you're not going to do that. GEORGE: That's right.
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  • That's right. GLORIA: You're going to be blessed. GEORGE: We
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  • will be blessed. We absolutely will be blessed. Father, in the
  • 00:21:33.020 --> 00:21:35.100
  • name of Jesus, we just present ourselves to you right now. We
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  • love you more than we love money, but we realize that you
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  • are the source and the provider of all things. So if that's the
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  • case, we can have money and love you. We serve you. We don't
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  • serve money. Father, we thank you and praise you for
  • 00:21:54.020 --> 00:21:57.050
  • this in Jesus' name. Amen. GLORIA: Amen. GEORGE:
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  • Amen. GLORIA: George and I will be right back.
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  • ANNOUNCER: Properly handling wealth means
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  • understanding the purpose for prosperity. It's always been
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  • God's desire to bless you so that you can be a blessing to
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  • others, dispensing his love. Learn more about true biblical
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  • prosperity in Blessed to Be a Blessing by Kenneth Copeland.
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  • You can find clear direction in these pages as to how to take
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  • through you. You are blessed to be a blessing.
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  • GLORIA: Heaven's abundance has been made yours
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  • through Jesus. As a born again child of God, you were made to
  • 00:23:40.050 --> 00:23:43.250
  • be bountiful and charitable and to be a sower. You were meant to
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  • be blessed and to be a blessing just like the Lord is. He's our
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  • father. Jesus is our Lord and we should emulate Him. Okay,
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  • George. GEORGE: I've got the book from Brother Copeland. This
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  • is absolutely free, Blessed to Be a Blessing. It really does
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  • expound on what we're talking about here on how to handle
  • 00:24:06.030 --> 00:24:09.040
  • wealth. And then your book, Build Your Financial Foundation,
  • 00:24:09.050 --> 00:24:12.010
  • let me read just a quick paragraph from something you
  • 00:24:12.020 --> 00:24:14.210
  • said in this. You said, "You can't separate God's financial
  • 00:24:14.220 --> 00:24:20.170
  • principles from the rest of His principles. They all work
  • 00:24:20.180 --> 00:24:23.180
  • together. So you have to take the whole Bible to have a good
  • 00:24:23.190 --> 00:24:27.050
  • foundation for godly prosperity." I'll mention this,
  • 00:24:27.060 --> 00:24:32.120
  • "The primary commandment Jesus gave for us was to love one
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  • another. So the casual observer, that commandment may seem to
  • 00:24:35.060 --> 00:24:40.000
  • have nothing to do with money. Yet, to have true prosperity
  • 00:24:40.010 --> 00:24:45.130
  • love must be the guiding force of your life." I mean that's it
  • 00:24:45.140 --> 00:24:48.160
  • right there. That's such a great statement. So both of these are
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  • available, kcm.org. You can request your free package and we
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  • will be glad to send that to you absolutely free. GLORIA: Amen.
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  • Father, we pray for all the people watching. We pray over
  • 00:25:00.080 --> 00:25:04.260
  • their bodies that they be healed from the top of their head to
  • 00:25:04.270 --> 00:25:08.080
  • the soles of their feet, be made whole in Jesus' name. We pray in
  • 00:25:08.090 --> 00:25:12.160
  • agreement with them for their finances that they have all that
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  • they need in this life to live as you would have us all live in
  • 00:25:17.150 --> 00:25:22.160
  • blessing, to live in a blessing in Jesus' name. We give you
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  • praise. GEORGE: Yes, Lord. GLORIA: Amen. GEORGE: Amen.
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  • GLORIA: Hallelujah. GEORGE: Amen. GLORIA: Praise God.
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  • receive them when you pray. Tomorrow, join us as we learn
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  • how to be ready to distribute. Give and it shall be given unto
  • 00:25:57.030 --> 00:26:02.240
  • you. That's the law of the spirit. Give and it shall be
  • 00:26:02.250 --> 00:26:05.020
  • given unto you. Good measure, press down, shaken together,
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  • running over, and be willing to communicate. That's what the
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  • Lord wants us to do and we'll prosper. That's what we've
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  • learned through the years. GEORGE: That's right. GLORIA:
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