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Paul's instructions To The Rich

Watch Paul's instructions To The Rich
October 22, 2019
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Kenneth Copeland

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Paul's instructions To The Rich

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  • I know my God has made the way for me.
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  • GLORIA: Hello everybody. Pastor George and our
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  • back. I'm Gloria Copeland and George Pearsons
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  • back with me. Pastor and the great church here, and we got
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  • good news. I'm telling you, I enjoy hearing about prosperity.
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  • I remember when we couldn't pay our bills. We didn't have a
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  • house to live, a good house to live in, we didn't have a good
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  • car to drive. We didn't have good...Yeah. Ken and I even had
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  • to rent our roll away bed at one point. Now that's the low point.
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  • GEORGE: The bed sagged in the middle. GLORIA: Oh yeah, of
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  • course. The word of God changed all that and it'll change it for
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  • you too if you'll get into it. God is know what you don't.
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  • People could say, watch and, well, I don't believe that.
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  • Well, don't worry, you'll never be bothered with it, but I said,
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  • I believe it. I'm taking it and I got it. GEORGE: You got it. We
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  • got it. GLORIA: And you can have it. It's available. GEORGE:
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  • Yeah. God is no respecter of persons. What he's done for you
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  • and Kenneth, what he's done for us, he'll do for you. If you use
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  • your faith, GLORIA: And you say, well, I just don't think I can
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  • believe for that. Well, faith comes by hearing and hearing by
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  • the word. Nobody can believe anything without the word of
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  • God. That's where faith comes from. So if you're in a
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  • situation or in life, if you'd just like to increase, start
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  • studying on what the Bible says about finances and prosperity.
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  • Right. And do it. You know, it tells you to tithe that's one of
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  • the big keys. What is Tithe? Well it's you, you so 10% of
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  • your first fruits, whether it's apples or money into God and he
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  • takes it and he gives the harvest back. And I can testify
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  • to that that. GEORGE: The windows of heaven are open to
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  • the tither and thei blessings pour out. I like what you said.
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  • There's a lot that goes on in here before we start rolling
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  • cameras, It's great. GLORIA: George and I can't wait. You
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  • know when you get... GEORGE: Gloria said before we started,
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  • there are no limits to Bible prosperity and concerning the
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  • tithe, she said the tithe keeps us in a place of protection. And
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  • blessing. And then what we did, what Gloria came up with, she
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  • decided, I said the word, I said, these are Gems Gloria.
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  • These are gems in science. I looked at her over there, she's
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  • writing down something and she said, Great Enlightenment of
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  • mercy. That's what a gem... GLORIA: Yeah, and that's what
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  • tithing is in prosperity. The great Enlightenment of... Who
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  • would have thought about giving money away by yourself? GEORGE:
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  • I like the point that you made. You made this point yesterday
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  • because we're talking... GLORIA: We give to God. GEORGE: We're
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  • talking about handling wealth, handling riches. There's a
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  • proper way to do it. There's a difference between the godly,
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  • godly, rich and the wicked rich. And so we want to be on the side
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  • of the godly rich. And what you were talking about yesterday,
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  • and this was, this is such a key point to this study. You said
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  • that tithing keeps you in a place of protection where your
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  • thinking is concerned about prosperity as you continue to
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  • grow, which we'll find out in our series here, people, people
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  • can veer off in a direction once money gets into the picture.
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  • GLORIA: A tither would never hoard the tithe. Never you. When
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  • you tithe, you have an expectancy and you know that
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  • there's a reward and a blessing and all the thing. If you know
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  • all the words that no, if few just know some of the words that
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  • go with it, you expect, in other words, you don't. You don't see
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  • it. Leave it. You see it going and coming back a hundred fold,
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  • GEORGE: A hundred fold. GLORIA: Blessing fold. GEORGE: Oh,
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  • Hallelujah. We've, we've been that same way. And we do that. I
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  • do the bills at the house. I am the, the accounts payable at our
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  • home. GLORIA: Oh, could you do mine too? GEORGE: Terry, as the
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  • purchasing agent? So, yeah, but I, I take care of all the bills.
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  • Sure I'll take care of your bills. GLORIA: Okay, thanks,
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  • George. GEORGE: But I take care of all the bills, but I, you
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  • know, I just know beyond a shadow of a doubt, I don't even
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  • have to think twice about it. 10% right off the top. GLORIA:
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  • Yeah. That's first. GEORGE: Right off the top. GLORIA: Or
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  • the bills have had it. GEORGE: The bills have had it. I can't
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  • write this stuff down fast enough. The, the, you're right,
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  • the bills have had it. If you're not, if you're not doing it that
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  • far. First things first, right? First things first. And that is
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  • the tithe and we're talking about and that's all to what
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  • we're talking about here, about how to handle wealth and all of
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  • these, uh, outlines that Gloria and I are working from,
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  • including all the gems that she comes up with. Those
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  • are available to you on kcm.org. You can click on the picture
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  • of Gloria and me and it'll take you to not
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  • just these, Gloria, but all of the other notes
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  • that we've done. GLORIA: I want a copy of all of
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  • them myself. GEORGE: All of them, all of them, all 357 of
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  • them. We're getting closer and closer to a year. GLORIA: We're
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  • almost making our year aren't we? GEORGE: Almost, we're almost
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  • there. GLORIA: We're going to, we're going to put those in a
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  • book, I believe, when we make a year. GEORGE: When we... I am
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  • actually working on that. GLORIA: Okay, good. GEORGE: Um,
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  • so what we're gonna talk about today, we'll get really down
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  • into this. We laid a foundation yesterday, but first Timothy
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  • 6:17 now is going to be our scripture to this. And it says,
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  • "Charge them that are rich in this world that they be not
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  • high-minded nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the
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  • living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy that they do
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  • good." Isn't that powerful? "That they do good, that they'd
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  • be rich 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: Now, let me give you, if
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  • I might give you the context of this particular scripture, I
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  • always enjoy when I'm studying these scriptures, what's the
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  • context that it's in? Paul is writing Timothy, that's where
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  • that came from. Timothy is obviously as the pastor of the
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  • church at Ephesus. Timothy is having problems with the rich.
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  • He's got people in his church... GLORIA: Charge them, he says.
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  • GEORGE: Charge them. GLORIA: Encourage them or speak strong
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  • words to them. GEORGE: Speak strong words. Exactly, exactly,
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  • and he's saying this to Timothy. He's saying, you talk to the
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  • rich that are there. There's a serious problem that you've got
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  • with these rich people. You charge them, you talk to them
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  • and you'll notice that the first thing he didn't say is get them
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  • out of your church. He didn't say, well... GLORIA: Don't let
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  • them in! GEORGE: Yeah, don't let him in. He didn't say to them,
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  • um, if you're rich, you cannot be a believer. No. On the
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  • contrary, he was teaching them how, how, how to be godly rich.
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  • And these are all the points and we're going to go through these
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  • points in, during this week as we teach. But let me just talk a
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  • little bit here for a moment. These, these instructions to the
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  • rich. If you look at point A, he said to them, now this is
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  • interesting. He said, tell them not to be high minded. Well that
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  • gives me the indication that people with money can be high
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  • minded and haughty about it. I'll give you an interesting,
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  • let me, let me tell you something interesting here. I
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  • told you before we started today, I talked to him about the
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  • vacation that Terry and I went on. We went to Hawaii together
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  • and we went to Maui and then we went over to um, Honolulu to
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  • stay in a beautiful hotel. We've eaten there before and every
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  • time we've eaten there we thought to herself, we'd look
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  • around... GLORIA: What was it? GEORGE: The Halekulani. We'd
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  • look around and the opulence and the peace that's on that place
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  • and we've talked to each other about, we, we've talked to each
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  • other about staying there. Now, it costs a lot to stay there
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  • every night. But we just decided in there just some things that
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  • Terry and I are doing that we're worth it. So we just thought
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  • we're going to check this out, we're going to check out this
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  • hotel and see what we think about it. And it really was
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  • nice. I mean it was just, It was excellent in every way. GLORIA:
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  • Is that the one that has the round balcony outisde your room?
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  • Everybody's got one. GEORGE: It's got the balcony. Yes. And
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  • it has a courtyard. Anyway, it's a, it's gorgeous. I thought
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  • about you as I was going through it cause it was the way it was
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  • designed and how... The architecture. Well it was Terri
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  • and I had to leave the next morning very early. We got up at
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  • 3:15 in the morning to catch our flight. GLORIA: Wasn't that hard
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  • to do? GEORGE: It was hard. We had, we had to get over grief of
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  • leaving, but so it's, here we are, it's 4:30 in the morning.
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  • GEORGE: We're getting ready, we're getting dressed. We have
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  • to leave at 5:00 AM so Terry wanted coffee and I was just in
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  • the mood for a fruit smoothie. So we ordered that. So here a
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  • guy comes up to the room at, it's like 4:15 in the morning,
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  • bringing her coffee, brings me the fruit smoothie and it's,
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  • it's about $20 for the whole thing. Well I give him a $20 tip
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  • and he took the tip and he looked at me and he looked at
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  • the tip and he looked at me and he said, "No one has ever done
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  • this for me." GLORIA: Is that right? GEORGE: And here's what I
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  • thought, Gloria, this is an opulent hotel that caters to
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  • rich people. And I was, I was shocked. I was shocked when I
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  • gave him I him $20 but that $20 meant so much to him. The meal,
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  • that's what gets people is, is the meal--t he thing that he
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  • sent was $20. I gave him $20 on top of that and it just, I just
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  • told them, I said, "I just wanted to be a blessing to you,"
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  • and Gloria. He could could've, he nearly cried standing there
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  • at the door and I just blessed him. I blessed him. GLORIA: It
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  • blessed you as much it did him. GEORGE: Well it did. It blessed
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  • me, but see that's okay. I'm demonstrating how rich people,
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  • Godly rich should act. I was telling some of the team today
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  • here about being on that vacation and before I left I
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  • went to the bank and I got lots of money in order to give people
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  • tips and I had several times where, where two people in in
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  • particular, uh, one was a bell captain and the other one was,
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  • it was a driver and they came, I gave them the tip, they went
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  • back and they came back to me and I gave him a hundred dollar
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  • tip and they said to me... GLORIA: I'll wait on you,
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  • George, if you call me. Can I get you anything? GEORGE: They
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  • said to me, "Are you sure you want to give me this?" I said,
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  • "Absolutely, I want to be a blessing." GLORIA: You never
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  • know what that means to people in situations, if the Lord tells
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  • you to do it, do it. GEORGE: So anyway, that's, I'm just saying
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  • over the years I have grown and increased financially, but I
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  • have been taught well by you and Kenneth how to handle those
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  • finances. And it says here don't be high minded. You and Kenneth
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  • are not haughty at all. You are, you are so loving... GLORIA: If
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  • you ever think I get haughty you just correct me. Call me in
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  • and... GEORGE: I've watched them. I've been around Kenneth
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  • and Gloria. This is my 43rd year. GLORIA: Has it been that
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  • long? Are we that Old George? GEORGE: No, it's just that
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  • we're, that we're that more wiser than we were, but I've
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  • seen them in all kinds of situations. And you think to
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  • yourself, "people, they're on TV, they have a notoriety about
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  • them. And there are people, I'll just tell you this. There's a
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  • hotel... Should I tell you? There's a hotel that we stayed
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  • at in Maui. It's a very nice hotel. I just like to take Terri
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  • to nice hotels. But there are some celebrities that stay there
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  • and there's some celebrities that stay at a nearby hotel, and
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  • I was talking to somebody who worked at a nearby hotel who
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  • used to work there, uh, who worked at this other hotel. And
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  • I talked to them about celebrities and just, she said,
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  • you'd just be amazed at how they act. It's, it's a shame. It's a
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  • shame. And we as Godly, rich, wealthy people really need to
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  • set the bar on how to love people with the blessings that
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  • God has given to us, and we have to, we have to act differently.
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  • Anyway, all that to say, I've watched you and Kenneth and you
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  • guys are so wonderful to people. There's been no change. The only
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  • change that you and Kenneth have had over all of these years is
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  • that you have walked in a greater degree of the revelation
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  • of God, but it has not changed the way you treat people. You
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  • love people and these two people, they are an example of
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  • the godly wealthy, and we see things. There are things,
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  • Gloria, that that are on YouTube there. There's one particular
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  • YouTube that's out there that that Kenneth Copeland is worth,
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  • I forgot what it was, but it's into the multiple billions.
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  • GLORIA: I'm agreeing with it. GEORGE: Yeah, but all that to
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  • say the Lord has blessed the two of you and you don't. You don't
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  • have that problem being high-minded. Here's another one,
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  • Paul, Paul told Timothy that, tell the rich people trust in
  • 00:14:05.140 --> 00:14:09.000
  • the living God. What was the problem? They were trusting in
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  • their wealth. See, they were, they were high minded. GLORIA:
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  • That's why a lot of people don't have a lot of times. GEORGE:
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  • Yeah. Because they're, they're holding onto it. GLORIA: When if
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  • they'd tithe, like the Bible says, it'll all open up.
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  • Prosperity and increase. GEORGE: And it affects your attitude and
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  • it's affects the way you think. And he told him, he said for
  • 00:14:29.030 --> 00:14:33.090
  • them to do good. Well obviously they weren't doing good. He told
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  • them to be rich in good works. Well obviously they were not
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  • doing good works. He said they needed to be ready to distribute
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  • and willing to communicate. What they were doing was they were
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  • holding on to their money. Now, Paul had had good standing to be
  • 00:14:46.030 --> 00:14:51.250
  • able to tell this to Timothy because if you look at point B,
  • 00:14:51.260 --> 00:14:55.010
  • take a look there, and this may shock some people, but Paul was
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  • a rich man. He was a wealthy man and he knew how to handle wealth
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  • and the wealthy. Hmm. Look at this. This is interesting. He
  • 00:15:05.230 --> 00:15:11.110
  • didn't tell Timothy to exclude rich people from the church. No,
  • 00:15:11.120 --> 00:15:15.120
  • he didn't tell them that. They couldn't be a Christian because
  • 00:15:15.130 --> 00:15:18.100
  • they were rich. So look at acts 24. Gloria, If you would read
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  • that Acts 24 in verses 25 and 26 read that to us. GLORIA: As
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  • Paul... Let me get my spectacles on, "As Paul discoursed on
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  • righteousness, self control, and judgment to come. Felix was
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  • afraid and said, 'That's enough for now. You may leave.'" He
  • 00:15:35.030 --> 00:15:39.130
  • didn't wanna hear it. "When I find it convenient, I will send
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  • for you.'" Isn't that wild? "At the same time he was hoping Paul
  • 00:15:42.280 --> 00:15:48.000
  • would offer him a bribe. So, he sent for him frequently and talk
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  • with him." And that opened the door. GEORGE: He, he thought
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  • Paul would offer him a bribe. Gloria, I present this to you.
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  • Poor people do not offer bribes. GLORIA: No, they don't. GEORGE:
  • 00:16:02.100 --> 00:16:06.090
  • They don't have the money. No. Obviously Felix saw something in
  • 00:16:06.100 --> 00:16:09.250
  • Paul that gave him the indication. GLORIA: He was a
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  • prosperous being. GEORGE: Yes, that he was a prosperous man.
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  • GLORIA: Yeah, that's right. That's a good point, George.
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  • GEORGE: In verse 26 it says, "He hoped also that money should
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  • have been given him of Paul, that he might lose him." GLORIA:
  • 00:16:23.050 --> 00:16:27.220
  • What does that may Lucien? GEORGE: He was using prisoners.
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  • GLORIA: Oh, get him out of prison. GEORGE: Paul was, yeah.
  • 00:16:30.160 --> 00:16:32.020
  • Paul was in prison at the time, so he would, GLORIA: He was
  • 00:16:32.030 --> 00:16:34.190
  • hoping he'd help him get out. GEORGE: Get out of prison.
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  • GLORIA: Yeah. GEORGE: He was hoping that he'd slipped him
  • 00:16:37.250 --> 00:16:40.100
  • some money under the table to get him out of prison. But you
  • 00:16:40.110 --> 00:16:43.280
  • don't do that with people who are not wealthy. So Paul knew
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  • what he was talking about when he was telling, when he was
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  • telling Timothy how to handle the rich people of his church in
  • 00:16:51.090 --> 00:16:56.170
  • Philemon, verse 18 he's talking here and he's talking to
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  • Philemon, and if you remember the story, Onesimus was the one
  • 00:16:59.190 --> 00:17:06.280
  • who had stolen from Philemon and listen to what it says in
  • 00:17:06.290 --> 00:17:12.150
  • Philemon 18 and if he Onesimus has done you any wrong in any
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  • way or owes you anything too, you charge that to my account.
  • 00:17:16.280 --> 00:17:20.190
  • Paul had an account. Isn't that interesting? GLORIA: Yeah, it
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  • is. GEORGE: The new living translation says, charge it to
  • 00:17:26.270 --> 00:17:29.050
  • me. The Wayman says debit me with the amount. And in verse 19
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  • and this, if you look to your left, I have something written
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  • there. GLORIA: Okay. GEORGE: In Verse 19 this is the passion
  • 00:17:38.150 --> 00:17:42.070
  • translation. Now, Gloria, I don't know. I don't think so,
  • 00:17:42.080 --> 00:17:45.060
  • but I don't know for sure if you have a passion translation.
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  • GLORIA: I do. GEORGE: Do you have one? GLORIA: But I don't
  • 00:17:48.060 --> 00:17:51.020
  • know the scripture in it. GEORGE: Okay. The Passion
  • 00:17:51.030 --> 00:17:53.110
  • Translation. Well here, I didn't know if you had one. GEORGE:
  • 00:17:53.120 --> 00:17:55.170
  • Well, maybe I don't GEORGE: Now you have two. I thought about
  • 00:17:55.180 --> 00:17:59.090
  • this this morning. I thought, now this is for Gloria from
  • 00:17:59.100 --> 00:18:02.030
  • George. GLORIA: Aww, I received! GEORGE: This is, this is your
  • 00:18:02.040 --> 00:18:04.160
  • pastor George gift for today. GLORIA: Thank you! I received.
  • 00:18:04.170 --> 00:18:07.190
  • That's awesome. GEORGE: It's a tremendous. GLORIA: It is. I
  • 00:18:07.200 --> 00:18:10.060
  • think it's great. GEORGE: It's a tremendous one and in verse 19
  • 00:18:10.070 --> 00:18:13.120
  • it says, I promise to pay you back everything. If this guy
  • 00:18:13.130 --> 00:18:16.180
  • stole from you. The Apostle Paul is saying, I promise to pay back
  • 00:18:16.190 --> 00:18:21.060
  • everything. Paul was a wealthy man in Philippians 4:18 it says,
  • 00:18:21.070 --> 00:18:28.030
  • I have everything I need and I'm amply supplied. amply supplied.
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  • GLORIA: Yeah. GEORGE: In the King James version, it says, I
  • 00:18:31.280 --> 00:18:35.150
  • have all and abound in the message translation. GLORIA: I
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  • like the Message. GEORGE: Yeah, read it. GLORIA: I have it all
  • 00:18:37.130 --> 00:18:39.130
  • and keep getting more. Yes, yes. Yeah. GEORGE: That's a good one.
  • 00:18:39.140 --> 00:18:45.100
  • GLORIA: That's the Bible translation. GEORGE: That's good
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  • one. GLORIA: The message. GEORGE: That's great. GEORGE: So
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  • Gloria, we have about 2 mins left. GLORIA: 10 Philippians
  • 00:18:50.150 --> 00:18:53.100
  • 4:18 In case you don't believe me, GEORGE: That's it. So look
  • 00:18:53.110 --> 00:18:55.080
  • at your second page. We've got just a few moments left, but we
  • 00:18:55.090 --> 00:19:01.230
  • can we can read a couple of these scriptures to you just to
  • 00:19:01.240 --> 00:19:03.170
  • get the point. Paul understood the pitfalls of wealth. Gloria,
  • 00:19:03.180 --> 00:19:06.110
  • if you would read this first Timothy 6 verses 9 and 10 in the
  • 00:19:06.120 --> 00:19:11.110
  • end. GLORIA: Yeah. But those who crave to be rich fall into
  • 00:19:11.120 --> 00:19:13.170
  • temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless)
  • 00:19:13.180 --> 00:19:19.040
  • and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
  • 00:19:19.050 --> 00:19:22.160
  • Now those that are craving money, in other words and
  • 00:19:22.170 --> 00:19:27.210
  • miserable perishing. For the love of money is a root of all
  • 00:19:27.220 --> 00:19:31.250
  • evils; it is through this craving that some have been led
  • 00:19:31.260 --> 00:19:36.230
  • astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves
  • 00:19:36.240 --> 00:19:41.150
  • through with many acute [mental] pangs. GEORGE: Yeah. For
  • 00:19:41.160 --> 00:19:45.100
  • the love of money. People has done that. GEORGE: Exactly. Now
  • 00:19:45.110 --> 00:19:49.060
  • the message, go ahead and read the message. GLORIA: But if
  • 00:19:49.070 --> 00:19:50.260
  • it's only money these leaders are after, they'll
  • 00:19:50.270 --> 00:19:53.200
  • self-destruct and in no time. I added that in didn't I? They'll
  • 00:19:53.210 --> 00:19:58.010
  • sell-destruct in not time. Lust for money brings trouble and
  • 00:19:58.020 --> 00:20:02.040
  • nothing but trouble. Going down that path, some lose their
  • 00:20:02.050 --> 00:20:05.170
  • footing in the faith completely and live to regret it bitterly
  • 00:20:05.180 --> 00:20:11.240
  • ever after. In other words, it sounds like he's talking about
  • 00:20:11.250 --> 00:20:14.230
  • for one, the people like put money in place of God. Yeah, I
  • 00:20:14.240 --> 00:20:19.060
  • mean, we're going to serve money. We're going to do what we
  • 00:20:19.070 --> 00:20:22.050
  • have to get money. And regardless of what the Bible
  • 00:20:22.060 --> 00:20:25.080
  • says, we don't care. We're not gonna tithe or do anything like
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  • that. GEORGE: Exactly. GLORIA: So that's not the way to go.
  • 00:20:27.150 --> 00:20:29.160
  • GEORGE: In Matthew 19 it says, Jesus said to his disciples,
  • 00:20:29.170 --> 00:20:33.150
  • Truly I say to you, It will be difficult for a rich man to get
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  • into the kingdom of heaven. I'll tell you again, It is easier for
  • 00:20:37.270 --> 00:20:41.080
  • a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to go
  • 00:20:41.090 --> 00:20:44.160
  • into the kingdom of God. Now notice, Gloria, it says it's
  • 00:20:44.170 --> 00:20:48.010
  • difficult for a rich man, but it's not impossible. It may be
  • 00:20:48.020 --> 00:20:53.100
  • difficult because people are so trusting in their money. They
  • 00:20:53.110 --> 00:20:57.070
  • have to really make a decision. And you and I, we see it in the,
  • 00:20:57.080 --> 00:21:03.030
  • in the news all the time about crazy stuff that rich people do.
  • 00:21:03.040 --> 00:21:06.120
  • Yeah, that's true. But Jesus is saying here, he's saying, even
  • 00:21:06.130 --> 00:21:11.020
  • though it's difficult for them to do that, it is not
  • 00:21:11.030 --> 00:21:13.230
  • impossible. GLORIA: You know why it's so difficult? Of course,
  • 00:21:13.240 --> 00:21:16.160
  • the devil's involved, but, but they can afford to do all the
  • 00:21:16.170 --> 00:21:20.070
  • bad stuff they want to do. It's like got money. GEORGE: Oh yeah.
  • 00:21:20.080 --> 00:21:25.040
  • GLORIA: You know, drugs, alcohol, adultery, whatever.
  • 00:21:25.050 --> 00:21:30.110
  • They can afford to do it. So it's, it makes it, if they're
  • 00:21:30.120 --> 00:21:34.070
  • not godly, GEORGE: Yeah. GLORIA: They'll go the wrong direction.
  • 00:21:34.080 --> 00:21:36.120
  • And it's, and it must be very difficult to keep them if
  • 00:21:36.130 --> 00:21:41.080
  • they're not godly, to keep them going in a straight in a line.
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  • GEORGE: I read this last one to you Mark 4:19, then they're
  • 00:21:45.280 --> 00:21:48.280
  • waving the flag at us. And the cares of the world, and the
  • 00:21:48.290 --> 00:21:55.150
  • deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering
  • 00:21:55.160 --> 00:22:00.190
  • in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. GLORIA: That
  • 00:22:00.200 --> 00:22:04.150
  • is a really important piece of wisdom right now. GEORGE: The
  • 00:22:04.160 --> 00:22:08.030
  • deceitfulness of riches, the deception of riches. That's what
  • 00:22:08.040 --> 00:22:11.270
  • you have to watch out for. The deception of what riches does.
  • 00:22:11.280 --> 00:22:15.050
  • And in this, this Passion translation that I gave you, it
  • 00:22:15.060 --> 00:22:18.170
  • says in verse 19, It says the seduction of wealth. GLORIA:
  • 00:22:18.180 --> 00:22:25.250
  • Well the seduction is that if you've got money, you can do
  • 00:22:25.260 --> 00:22:31.200
  • what you want to do. GEORGE: Yeah. GLORIA: The world here are
  • 00:22:31.210 --> 00:22:35.250
  • oyster, you know. GEORGE: Oh Yeah! GLORIA: But that's not
  • 00:22:35.260 --> 00:22:39.150
  • true. Because the most important thing is who you are. GEORGE:
  • 00:22:39.160 --> 00:22:42.090
  • That's right. that's a good point. Not who you are, but what
  • 00:22:42.100 --> 00:22:46.050
  • you are. And if you're a believer in Christ, you can have
  • 00:22:46.060 --> 00:22:49.000
  • wealth and be led by the spirit and be tither and seek first the
  • 00:22:49.010 --> 00:22:56.030
  • kingdom of God and his righteousness. GLORIA: I think
  • 00:22:56.040 --> 00:23:01.230
  • tithing is a great protection. GEORGE: It is. GLORIA: If you
  • 00:23:01.240 --> 00:23:04.260
  • can't talk yourself into tithing, you're not ready for
  • 00:23:04.270 --> 00:23:07.290
  • wealth. GEORGE: That's right. GLORIA: But if you believe the
  • 00:23:08.000 --> 00:23:10.260
  • word and you'll receive your portion, give God his portion.
  • 00:23:10.270 --> 00:23:14.240
  • Go on with your portion. Then you're safe to increase. It's
  • 00:23:14.250 --> 00:23:18.270
  • safe to increase you because you know how to handle money.
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  • GEORGE: That's so good. It's safe to increased. I can feel
  • 00:23:21.250 --> 00:23:24.180
  • them behind me waving that sign. GLORIA: The Lord, see our heart.
  • 00:23:24.190 --> 00:23:30.020
  • GEORGE: He does. GLORIA: He knows our motives and whatever
  • 00:23:30.030 --> 00:23:32.250
  • is working in there and he knows if nothing's working in there.
  • 00:23:32.260 --> 00:23:35.060
  • GEORGE: Are we completely out of time? GLORIA: He keeps pointing
  • 00:23:35.070 --> 00:23:37.160
  • at me. GEORGE: I know. I guess we better be right back. GLORIA:
  • 00:23:37.170 --> 00:23:40.110
  • Okay. Yeah. George and I'll be back. Count on it.
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  • GLORIA: God has plans to prosper his children, and the purpose
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  • for his prosperity is for establishing his covenant.
  • 00:24:52.230 --> 00:24:57.210
  • That's a blessing to people. And giving to those in needs. You
  • 00:24:57.220 --> 00:25:01.230
  • know, God's always, He's got you on his heart. GEORGE: He really
  • 00:25:01.240 --> 00:25:06.050
  • does. GLORIA: I mean, he will. He wants people to prosper. Do
  • 00:25:06.060 --> 00:25:08.280
  • you think when you go to heaven and you see the streets are gold
  • 00:25:08.290 --> 00:25:13.010
  • and the buildings are agates and all that, do you think you're,
  • 00:25:13.020 --> 00:25:17.210
  • he's going to be concerned about how are we going to pay for
  • 00:25:17.220 --> 00:25:20.120
  • this? No. and he's not concerned about you, how you're going to
  • 00:25:20.130 --> 00:25:24.290
  • pay for whatever you need if you're serving. This is the key.
  • 00:25:25.000 --> 00:25:27.170
  • This is the key. Don't let the devil talk you out of being a
  • 00:25:27.180 --> 00:25:30.220
  • tither and a sower. That's where the blessing is. GEORGE: And
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  • a blessing. GLORIA: That's good! GEORGE: And then your book. This
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  • is so good. Build your financial foundation. You sit in this book
  • 00:25:45.040 --> 00:25:48.150
  • and becoming a candidate for increase. You said it's easy to
  • 00:25:48.160 --> 00:25:51.170
  • see how following God's instructions to get out of debt
  • 00:25:51.180 --> 00:25:54.080
  • affected our prosperity, but the fact is our decision to obey
  • 00:25:54.090 --> 00:25:57.020
  • other seemingly unrelated commands we saw in the word also
  • 00:25:57.030 --> 00:26:01.230
  • had an impact on our finances. That's because you can't
  • 00:26:01.240 --> 00:26:05.120
  • separate God's financial principles from the risk of his
  • 00:26:05.130 --> 00:26:08.140
  • principles. They all work together. GLORIA: You don't take
  • 00:26:08.150 --> 00:26:12.120
  • your choice. GEORGE: You don't take your choice, so you have to
  • 00:26:12.130 --> 00:26:15.240
  • take the whole Bible to have a good foundation for godly
  • 00:26:15.250 --> 00:26:18.100
  • prosperity. GLORIA: and you know what? You have to stay with it
  • 00:26:18.110 --> 00:26:21.020
  • too. GEORGE: You really do. GLORIA: You don't ever get to
  • 00:26:21.030 --> 00:26:23.120
  • quit. Going into, if you want to be blessed, you got to keep up.
  • 00:26:23.130 --> 00:26:26.110
  • I have found out the word of God. GEORGE: You really do, and
  • 00:26:26.120 --> 00:26:30.020
  • you have to obey those commands and you have to walk
  • 00:26:30.030 --> 00:26:33.090
  • circumspectly of the word of God, and you said it in your
  • 00:26:33.100 --> 00:26:36.270
  • book. That's the way. That's the way we prosper, but that's the
  • 00:26:36.280 --> 00:26:40.180
  • way we maintain that prosperity. We don't, we don't change the
  • 00:26:40.190 --> 00:26:44.250
  • way we act. Once and that's what, that's what money does to
  • 00:26:44.260 --> 00:26:48.040
  • people. Some people, it changes the way they act. They get,
  • 00:26:48.050 --> 00:26:53.000
  • GLORIA: We see in the word, we just automatically understand
  • 00:26:53.010 --> 00:26:56.080
  • this is the way it's supposed to be in our life. Period. GEORGE:
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  • Yeah. GLORIA: Forever. GEORGE: And you keep following that.
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  • Even though even though you've progressed, GLORIA: That's were
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  • the blessing is. GEORGE: We've progressed financially. We stand
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  • on those principles now, probably more than ever before.
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  • We have to. GLORIA: This is Gloria Copeland and George
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  • Pearsons reminding you that Jesus is Lord.
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  • ANNOUNCER: Keep your faith strong with the
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  • word of God and step into a year of abundant harvest.
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