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The Mismanagement of Wealth

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October 30, 2019
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Kenneth Copeland

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  • and rich in good works. You can be wealthy and not
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  • be arrogant, not be prideful, but be humble.
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  • (Singing) I know my God has made the way
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  • for me. I know my God has made the way for me.
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  • ANNOUNCER: Are you managing wealth in a way that pleases
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  • God? Join Gloria Copeland and pastor George Pearsons today on
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  • the Believers Voice of Victory and learn how extravagant
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  • generosity is pleasing in the eyes of the Lord.
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  • GLORIA: Hello everybody. Welcome to the
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  • believers voice of victory broadcast. We're
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  • talking about today how to handle wealth, how
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  • to handle wealth. Wealth in the wrong hands does no, it doesn't
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  • do good and it doesn't do the person that has it good. But if
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  • you know how to handle wealth in the Bible, like the Bible says,
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  • you'll just keep increasing and increasing and being blessed.
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  • Pastor George's here to tell us, tell us all about it. GEORGE:
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  • Yup. How to handle wealth in it, not handle you. I think that's a
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  • good, that's a good phrase. Uh, Gloria, this is, this is day
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  • number 363 of our prosperity series. We've got two more days
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  • and then we reached the one year mark. GLORIA: And then we
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  • retire? GEORGE: No, we refire that's what we do. No, what we
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  • do is we continue to preach the word of God. GLORIA: 363.
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  • GEORGE: 363 days. Yeah, and with all of the outlines, which by
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  • the way, all of the outlines that we are have done are on
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  • kcm.org just click to the picture of Gloria and Me. You
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  • can go and you can download those. We've had 1.5 million
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  • downloads since we started all of this. So, obviously some
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  • people are interested and Gloria, we have some great
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  • testimonies too. I want to read a couple of testimonies to you
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  • before we get into our lesson. This one, uh, "In 2017 we paid
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  • off our house," praise God. "We paid off the second mortgage. We
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  • paid off all debt except one student loan that's being paid
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  • off this summer. We paid cash for my daughter's last year of
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  • college. We had our house painted and had a new deck built
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  • and was able to give my mother money who then was able to buy a
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  • car debt free." Praise God. "There was a time..." GLORIA:
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  • That's a great testimony. GEORGE: "They said there was a
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  • time when we came to the Southwest Believers Convention
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  • with no money and so far deep in debt it didn't seem possible to
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  • get there. We were so grateful for KCM and the teachings that
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  • we've learned." Isn't that a great testimony? GLORIA: That'll
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  • be a blessing to Ken, we'll have to make him a copy of that.
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  • GEORGE: And then here's the other one. This one I got really
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  • tickled at reading and you'll find out why. Um, okay. "On May
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  • 17th, 2018 I watched Mrs. Copeland and one other pastor
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  • that I forgot to write his name down," GEORGE: Is that you?
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  • GEORGE: George George, pastor George. Anyway, "I watched Mrs.
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  • Copeland and one other pastor, I forgot to write his name down,
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  • preached on faith. I was believing God for a family car.
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  • The pastor specifically mentioned how he had believed
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  • God for his car and prayed for it. He mentioned how he would
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  • visualize the car parked in the space he reserved for it. He
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  • said that's how he got his car sooner than he expected. He
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  • quoted a verse from the Bible, Romans 4:17, Mark 9:23, Romans
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  • 16:20, I used these verses to pray and believe God for our
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  • car. On May 23rd, 2018 we got our family cars sooner than
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  • expected." TOGETHER: Praise God! GLORIA: Isn't that a good
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  • report? GEORGE: Isn't that wonderful? GLORIA: That blesses
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  • me. GEORGE: And let me see, I've got one more here. This is a
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  • good one. Um, "Pastor George and Gloria Copeland's teachings have
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  • so impacted me that I'm going to ask my husband to start giving a
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  • 10th of what comes into our home. The Lord is opening the
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  • windows of heaven for a blessing that has not been in our
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  • marriage at all. The Lord is opening my husband's eyes,
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  • spirit and heart. He's been taking us to church and this has
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  • been a blessing in a lot of ways. Thanks be to God for
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  • Gloria Copeland and Pastor George Pearsons." GEORGE:
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  • Doesn't that bless you? GEORGE: Isn't that a great testimony?
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  • GEORGE: Somebody's listening! GEORGE: So, I wanted, I wanted
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  • you to hear those, especially as we come up to the one year mark.
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  • But we are, Gloria were talking about how to handle wealth and
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  • and how to handle it properly. And the foundational scripture
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  • is at the top of your page there on the notes it says, and this
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  • is the apostle Paul instructing Timothy to instruct the wealthy
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  • people in this church. The wealthy people in his church
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  • were causing problems and Paul hit it head on. But what Paul
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  • did not tell Timothy to do was to kick the wealthy people out
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  • of the church. Some people believe it's a sin to be wealthy
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  • and a sin to have finances. I believe that it is a blessing.
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  • It is a blessing. GLORIA: That's kind of a no brainer, isn't it?
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  • GEORGE: It really is actually. It is a blessing to be able to
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  • pay your bills. It is a blessing to not have to lay awake at
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  • night wondering if the money's going to be in the bank to be
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  • able to make them the mortgage. You know, the lack of finance in
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  • a person's life. There's a tremendous amount of pressure
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  • that comes with that. And, and Paul was talking to Timothy
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  • about those who were in his church who are wealthy and the
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  • wealthy... And what I do, Gloria, is when I read these
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  • scriptures, I read, I read into them as to know what's going on
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  • here? What questions are we answering? What is he dealing
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  • with here? And we know exactly what Timothy was dealing with,
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  • The wealthy people. He said, "Charge them that are rich in
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  • this world that they be not high minded." So evidently the people
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  • in this church were arrogant, GLORIA: Arrogant. That's right.
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  • GEORGE: They were prideful. "Nor trust in uncertain riches."
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  • Well, evidently the people that were in Timothy's church were
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  • trusting in their riches in the money. But he said, "They need
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  • to be trusting in the living God who gives us richly all things
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  • to enjoy. GEORGE: Praise God. Isn't that great? GEORGE: "Tell
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  • them to do good and to be rich in good works, ready to
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  • distribute, willing to communicate, laying up in store
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  • for themselves a good foundation against the time to come that
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  • they may hold on eternal life." So, one of the things that he
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  • talked to them about was being rich in good works. And I want
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  • to talk, I want us to talk about that today. And in the first
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  • part of your notes there in point A, let's talk about for a
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  • moment the, the mentality of the rich and if you will, the
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  • mentality of the wicked rich. Um, Paul understood that the
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  • rich in that church subscribed to a Master versus Slave
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  • mentality. The rich in the church, we're telling the people
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  • what to do and they were starting to tell Timothy what to
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  • do and they were starting-- GLORIA: Take over. GEORGE: Take
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  • over control. And that's what, that's what rich people have a
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  • tendency towards is control. I've got the money, I make the
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  • rules. And there've been many, many a pastor that has gone
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  • through a situation in his life or her life with people in their
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  • church who have money and who threatened that pastor, if you
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  • don't do this and you don't preach this or you don't talk to
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  • them, I'm going to pull my support. So it's a threat. And
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  • money should never ever be used as a threat. That's, that's
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  • money being used as a weapon in the wrong. GLORIA: You should
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  • say, "Do you promise?" GEORGE: "Do you promise? Do you promise
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  • to leave us? You promise to go?" And really a should realize that
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  • it would probably be a good thing for that person to leave
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  • if they've got that much control. If they've got the
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  • control of that church and not the Holy spirit, then
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  • something's gonna happen. Something's gonna take place.
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  • Well, these, the rich on 0.2 there, they were accustomed to
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  • being the dictator while those around them were required to
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  • fulfill their every command GLORIA: I have written, maybe
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  • you gave me this word, "Charge them that are rich in this
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  • world, that they'd be high." And then I've written above that,
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  • that they'd be not arrogant. GLORIA: Arrogant. GEORGE: Is
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  • that? GEORGE: I looked up the word high minded and it gave
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  • some words and one of the words was arrogant. They're arrogant
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  • and that's not walking in love. That's not walking in the fruit
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  • of the spirit. Really, those who are rich, I mean all of us
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  • should do this, but those who are rich and have money, they
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  • should be walking in the highest degree of the fruit of the
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  • spirit. I look at you and Kenneth and I look at how God
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  • has prospered you through the years and it's amazing to me.
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  • It's amazing. You and I have talked about how Kenneth will
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  • take your breath away when it comes to giving. Oh yeah. He's
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  • just, he's just always, always been a giver. Always sowing,
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  • always giving into people's lives and how much, how much
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  • that has meant to others. Well, you can be wealthy and walk in
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  • love. You can be wealthy and rich in good works. You can be
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  • wealthy and not be arrogant, not be prideful, but be humble.
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  • Humility, the, the, the way of humility is so important. So
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  • Paul had to adjust the conduct of the rich and it says in
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  • Ephesians 6:9, "You masters act on the same principle toward
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  • them, towards those who are working for you, and give up
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  • threatening and using violent and abusive words. Knowing that
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  • he who is both their master and yours is in heaven and that
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  • there is no respecter of persons or partiality with him. GLORIA:
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  • Don't talk down to people. GEORGE: Don't talk down to
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  • people and that's what the rich were doing in Timothy's church.
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  • They were talking down to people. They were disregarding
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  • people's lives. They were probably pushing their way to
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  • the front. GLORIA: Treating them as inferior. GEORGE: Inferior.
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  • And that's, that's wrong. That's not the way we act. That's not
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  • the way we are. So it says in Colossians 4:1 in the message,
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  • "Masters, treat your servants considerately. Be fair with
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  • them. Don't forget for a moment that you to serve a master, God
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  • in heaven." So they had to be taught that. And if we go to the
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  • second page here in first Timothy 6:18, it says that they
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  • be rich in good works rich in good works. The, uh, 20th
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  • century new Testament says, "Urge them to show kindness, to
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  • exhibit a wealth of good actions." GLORIA: Yes, Amen.
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  • GEORGE: And the message translation says, "Be rich in
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  • helping others. You're-- I read this one time that I'm not sure
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  • where I got this, but this statement, "Your good works
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  • should become as abundant as your riches." GLORIA: That's
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  • good, isn't it? GEORGE: "Your good work should become as
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  • abundant as your riches." So he was having to straighten them
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  • out on how they treat people and what they do with their money.
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  • You've been talking about the tithe and how important the
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  • tithe is and the a tithe. The tithe is the protector and it
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  • keeps us in that... GEORGE: There's a lot of protection in
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  • tithing. GEORGE: It keeps us in that safe place. It keeps us in
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  • a, in a place where we are continually giving to good
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  • works, that we are sowing into the kingdom of God. In
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  • Matthew5:16 go ahead and read that one, Gloria. GLORIA: "Let
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  • your light so shine before men that they may see your moral
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  • excellence and your praise worthy, noble and good deeds and
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  • recognize and honor and praise and glorify your father who is
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  • in heaven." GEORGE: So we're supposed to do that. We're
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  • supposed to let our light shine before others that that they see
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  • our noble deeds, our good deeds, the things that we act out on,
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  • the things that we do for them. And you know, as I've told you,
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  • the Lord has just really been talking to me about blessing
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  • people and my, my tips have been higher than ever and it's
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  • amazing. It's amazing to me the response that people have when
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  • you bless them with money. When you give them money, GLORIA:
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  • Well you know, if you listen to the Lord, he'll tell you what to
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  • do. But you don't ever know what, what that girl waiting
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  • that table is going through. You don't know how desperate she is
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  • for help or the man that's taking care of you. But you
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  • know, we should be that way on the street all the time. GEORGE:
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  • We should be. GLORIA: We should be ready to distribute. That's
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  • what the scripture says. GEORGE: Ready to distribute. I'll give
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  • you two examples, Gloria. I just came back recently from a
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  • meeting with Kenneth. We're at the hotel, I ordered room
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  • service and when I was paying for it, um, I really shocked
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  • this guy because he was, he was amazed. The tip was more than
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  • the meal. It was more than the meal. And so I gave him the tip.
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  • And oftentimes when you give a tip, they just put it in their
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  • hand. They won't look at it. So he left the room and all of a
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  • sudden there's a knock at the door. And he showed me the bill
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  • where I had written this. He said, "I just looked down," he
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  • said, "I just wanted to make sure you understood that this
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  • was, this was the amount of the food right here. You didn't have
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  • to write that." I said, "That's your tip." I said, "That's your
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  • tip. That belongs to you." And he was shocked. He was stunned.
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  • I said, I just wanted to bless you. The Lord loves you so much.
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  • He wants to bless you. And he just, you know, Gloria, his
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  • whole countenance changed. GLORIA: I'm wondering who was
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  • blessed more the guy or you. GEORGE: I think it was me. I
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  • think it was me when, when we did that and I just took notice
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  • that when he came in he was, you know, just, GLORIA: You never
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  • know what people are going through. GEORGE: Just doing
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  • business as usual. And when he came back, Gloria, his face was
  • 00:14:11.170 --> 00:14:13.220
  • lit up. Well, he took that downstairs and a little while I
  • 00:14:13.230 --> 00:14:17.200
  • got a phone call from the kitchen. GLORIA: You start
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  • things up. GEORGE: Yeah, I got a phone call from the kitchen and
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  • they said, they said, "Mr. Pearson's we received the, um,
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  • the check that you, that you wrote over the ticket that you
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  • wrote on. Uh, and we just wanted to make sure, are you sure you
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  • wanted to give that amount?" I said, I said, "I just wanted to
  • 00:14:35.270 --> 00:14:39.010
  • bless that man." And the woman was speechless. She says, "Sir,
  • 00:14:39.020 --> 00:14:46.080
  • you're a generous man." GLORIA: They were blessed just to hear
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  • about it, weren't they. GEORGE: It really, it created a stir. It
  • 00:14:49.270 --> 00:14:51.270
  • created a stir amongst those people. And there was another
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  • thing that happened. We were walking into the hotel from the
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  • meeting one night and I just, I take notice of people. I notice
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  • people. As a pastor, that's what I do. I'm just, I'm just looking
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  • at people, I'm studying them. And there was a man, there was a
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  • man that was in the, the lobby area and he was changing out a
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  • trashcan, you know, pulling it out, and then putting another,
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  • uh, a bag in there. And you know, the look on his face was
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  • just, he's just doing what he's doing. And I walked by him and
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  • the Lord stopped me. He said, "Give him a tip." So I turned
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  • around and I pulled some money out of my wallet, good amount of
  • 00:15:46.210 --> 00:15:50.040
  • money. And I said, "Excuse me?" And he looked up, he's got a
  • 00:15:50.050 --> 00:15:54.130
  • broom, he's got it, you know, you don't know what's going on
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  • in his life. And so I said, "I have something I want to give to
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  • you. And I said, I just want to let you know how much I
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  • appreciate what you do. I said, "You do a good job. And many
  • 00:16:05.100 --> 00:16:12.220
  • people don't notice it, but I said, I want you to notice. I
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  • want you to know that I notice what you're doing. I want to
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  • give this to you." Well, he took in his hand and he looked at it,
  • 00:16:20.230 --> 00:16:24.120
  • he looked up at me, and he looked at it again. I think he
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  • was just in a state of shock because I suspect that no one...
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  • Who does that? Who does that to somebody that's cleaning out
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  • trash? He didn't want to do. And I said, I said, "Do you have
  • 00:16:41.240 --> 00:16:51.060
  • Jesus in your heart?" He says, "Yes, I do. I said, I just want
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  • you to be blessed." And he looked up at me and he just
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  • touched me. He said, "You're a good man." GLORIA: Bless his
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  • heart. GEORGE: He said, "You're a good man." GLORIA: You really
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  • blessed him. Touched his heart. He touched your heart. GEORGE:
  • 00:17:10.090 --> 00:17:13.260
  • He touched my heart and it just really got to me and it, it
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  • blessed me because I, I heard from the Lord, he stopped me.
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  • And I turned around. I just to immediately turn around. I had,
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  • Aubrey was with me, a couple of guys from the meeting and I just
  • 00:17:27.110 --> 00:17:31.030
  • turned around. They all wondered what happened to pastor George
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  • and, and Aubrey, my daughter Aubrey, she said, "Well, there
  • 00:17:33.240 --> 00:17:47.050
  • he goes again." GLORIA: You have a reputation at home. GEORGE:
  • 00:17:47.060 --> 00:17:52.150
  • There he goes again. GLORIA: Praise God. GEORGE: And that man
  • 00:17:52.160 --> 00:17:55.150
  • was so touched, his countenance changed, he looked, he looked
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  • different. And I, I've just found myself doing that. It is
  • 00:18:02.110 --> 00:18:08.050
  • better to give than to receive. And something happens, you know,
  • 00:18:08.060 --> 00:18:14.230
  • on the broadcast recently Kenneth had Dr. Avery Jackson
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  • who is a neurologist, a brain surgeon from Michigan, he goes,
  • 00:18:17.230 --> 00:18:23.150
  • the Bishop Butler's church. And I came in for the taping one day
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  • to listen and he said several things that just really, really
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  • stirred me up. And he talked about these, the pleasure
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  • centers of the brain, the release, the chemicals, the
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  • things that, you know, chocolate, it releases chemicals
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  • in the, the pleasure centers of the brain. And he said that
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  • studies have been done where the brain lights up when someone
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  • gives to someone else. When he said that, I was sitting right
  • 00:18:58.060 --> 00:19:03.100
  • over here with the audience when he said that I wrote that down
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  • on my paper. The pleasure centers of the brain light up
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  • when we give. And I can tell Gloria that when I've been
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  • giving to others, and this has been happening more and more
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  • when I've been giving to others, I can, it's like my brain is
  • 00:19:15.060 --> 00:19:19.020
  • lighting up. I'm going, wow, I can, I can feel the endorphins
  • 00:19:19.030 --> 00:19:24.280
  • on the inside. Well, that's, that's what giving does. That's
  • 00:19:24.290 --> 00:19:27.050
  • what sowing does. And the, that is what I guess... GLORIA: Well,
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  • it's good you're seeing it's more blessed to give than to
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  • receive. GEORGE: It's more blessed to give them received.
  • 00:19:35.230 --> 00:19:37.090
  • And I just, all these scriptures, which we don't have
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  • time for them, but I just felt like I had to tell that. But
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  • there are so many people that, like for instance, the good
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  • Samaritan, it says in Luke 10:35. The next day he took out
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  • two denarii and gave it to the innkeeper. Look after him. He
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  • said, "When I return, I'll reimburse you. For any extra
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  • expense that you might have." GLORIA: The good Samaritan.
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  • GEORGE: The good Samaritan, and what he did-- the rich Man of
  • 00:20:09.050 --> 00:20:12.190
  • Arimathea, I wrote that down here. The rich man, the man that
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  • came, took care of Jesus' body. The rich man, the rich man, he
  • 00:20:16.030 --> 00:20:22.050
  • was wealthy, he was a wealthy man. He actually went to Pilate
  • 00:20:22.060 --> 00:20:28.270
  • and asked for the body of Jesus. You've got to have some kind of
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  • clout to go to pilot and ask him for the body of Jesus. And he
  • 00:20:31.260 --> 00:20:36.270
  • took the body and it said the rich man, the wealthy man,
  • 00:20:36.280 --> 00:20:42.050
  • Joseph, took the body and rolled it up in a clean linen cloth.
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  • GEORGE: This rich man lifted up Jesus' body and prepared it for
  • 00:20:45.210 --> 00:20:52.290
  • burial himself. He could have had somebody else do it. He
  • 00:20:53.000 --> 00:20:56.280
  • could have had one of us to go take care of that. Go take
  • 00:20:56.290 --> 00:20:59.180
  • care... He did it himself. And then in verse 60, "And he laid
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  • in his own fresh, undefiled tomb, which he had hewn in the
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  • rock." He did that. He did that himself. GLORIA: He gave that
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  • man his tomb. GEORGE: He gave Jesus his tomb and it said he
  • 00:21:11.170 --> 00:21:17.250
  • rolled a big Boulder over the door of the tomb and went away.
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  • He did all of this himself. I guess the point being of what
  • 00:21:20.260 --> 00:21:25.190
  • we're talking about here for the rich that we are to let our
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  • light so shine before men that they may see our good, good
  • 00:21:31.260 --> 00:21:34.050
  • works and glorify our Father, which is in heaven. Father, we
  • 00:21:34.060 --> 00:21:39.090
  • pray over this time today and thank you. Thank you for what
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  • you've said to us and that Lord, no matter where we are
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  • financially in our lives, that you are inspiring us to give, to
  • 00:21:47.180 --> 00:21:52.210
  • be rich in good works to other people. And father, I thank you
  • 00:21:52.220 --> 00:21:57.060
  • that as we do that when we don't have a lot it, it qualifies us
  • 00:21:57.070 --> 00:22:01.060
  • to be able to have the wealth that you've set before us. In
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  • Jesus' name. Amen. GLORIA: Amen. Praise God. That
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  • was good. George and I will be right back.
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  • GEORGE: The Lord Jesus Christ is so good to
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  • Kenneth, Terri and myself, when I accepted the Lord Jesus,
  • 00:24:24.170 --> 00:24:28.020
  • everything turned around. Everything changed. I know that
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  • when you and Kenneth you did that you, your lives completely
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  • changed and as you began to renew your minds to the word of
  • 00:24:35.160 --> 00:24:41.020
  • God, the Lord set you on a path and you've been on that path
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  • ever since. GLORIA: The good path. GEORGE: It's been a good
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  • path. It's been a good path. And you can have that too if you've
  • 00:24:46.140 --> 00:24:50.000
  • never made Jesus the Lord of your life. Today is your day.
  • 00:24:50.010 --> 00:24:53.110
  • Today is your day to accept him to receive and it's very easy.
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  • It's a very easy thing to do. It took just a simple prayer with
  • 00:24:57.260 --> 00:25:00.230
  • me. All I said was Jesus, come into my heart. And boy oh, boy,
  • 00:25:00.240 --> 00:25:06.110
  • I felt, I felt the wind of the spirit go through me. I felt I
  • 00:25:06.120 --> 00:25:09.260
  • felt a change, a literal change on the inside. And for those of
  • 00:25:09.270 --> 00:25:12.190
  • you who have never made him, Lord, today is your day. We're
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  • going to begin this and I want you wherever you are. I want you
  • 00:25:15.130 --> 00:25:19.090
  • to say this out loud and Gloria, if you would repeat this after
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  • me. Let's go before the Lord and say this. Heavenly Father,
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  • GLORIA: Heavenly father, GEORGE: I thank you for your love.
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  • GLORIA: I thank you for your love. GEORGE: I received Jesus.
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  • GLORIA: I receive Jesus, GEORGE: Right now, GLORIA: Right now,
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  • GEORGE: As my Lord and my savior, GLORIA: As my Lord and
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  • my savior. GEORGE: Take my life, GLORIA: Take my life, GEORGE:
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  • and do something with it. GLORIA: And do something with
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  • it. GEORGE: I receive everything, GLORIA: I receive
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  • everything, GEORGE: that you have to offer me, GLORIA: That
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  • you have to offer me. GEORGE: Thank you for turning my life
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  • around. GLORIA: Thank you for turning my life around. GEORGE:
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