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Rich Is Not A Curse Word

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October 21, 2019
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Kenneth Copeland

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Rich Is Not A Curse Word

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  • know my God has made the way for me.
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  • GLORIA: Hello everybody. Welcome to the Believers Voice
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  • of Victory. Pastor George is back with more
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  • great word about prosperity. Of course, I know you're not
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  • interested in that, but I really like it. It's hard to get by
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  • without it, you know what? GEORGE: So true. Gloria. GLORIA:
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  • Why try? Just have it! GEORGE: Why try, why try? It's better to
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  • live with your bills paid. It's better to live debt free than to
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  • be in debt. And you know, we have, we have so enjoyed
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  • preaching this wonderful gospel of, of the word of God that
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  • makes people free. I'm so glad to be with you all on this week,
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  • Gloria, and I always... GLORIA: Good to see you again. GEORGE:
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  • You, you brightened my life. And I know that you do with all of
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  • the folks that are watching us. Yeah. And as we were talking
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  • right before the, the, uh, the cameras were rolling here, we're
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  • talking about how, how, uh, Gloria has really done so much
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  • of the work where prosperity is concerned. That's one of the
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  • things the Lord called this ministry to do is to preach the
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  • laws that govern supernatural abundance and prosperity.
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  • GLORIA: You know when you don't have anything like house, cars,
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  • Furniture, Good beds and...You know. It is an an encouragement
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  • to you to get into the Word of God. GEORGE: It really is.
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  • GLORIA: And it has worked. GEORGE: It really is and no
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  • matter where you are, no matter what place you're in, where
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  • prosperity is concerned, you can receive, they can receive
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  • information from the word of God. Revelation that'll
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  • absolutely make them free. Today is our 356th broadcast of
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  • prosperity. GLORIA: 356. GEORGE: 356 so we'll finish out this
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  • week, Gloria. GLORIA: I just got a good thing while you were
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  • talking about the world. Faith is not territorial. It's
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  • everywhere available because the Bible is everywhere available
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  • and if it's not available to you, you can get one some way,
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  • somebody will give you a Bible. Isn't that good? GEORGE: It is.
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  • GLORIA: It works. Faith works all over the world. GEORGE:
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  • We're going to capture that thought. Faith is not
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  • territorial. Yes, it is available. That's right. I like
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  • that. Gloria. That's a good one. That see, we started out
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  • already. GLORIA: I thought we would. GEORGE: Gloria-ism,
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  • number one of this broadcast. Faith is not territorial.
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  • GLORIA: I don't know how to spell "territorial," but it's
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  • close enough. GEORGE: It's close enough, Huh? Well we are. We're
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  • about a week away from 365 days of prosperity and we'll, when we
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  • get to that day, Gloria, we will celebrate because that really
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  • is, it's really quite something to have... GLORIA: It's a work.
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  • It's a life's work. GEORGE: It's a life's work and we want to
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  • know when to let the people know that all of the notes are
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  • available to you. Just go to kcm.org and you'll see the
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  • picture of Gloria and me. If you click on that, you can access
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  • all of the notes. GLORIA: If you've been with all of them,
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  • all of them. We will let you graduate. GEORGE: That's right.
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  • GLORIA: From prosperity school. GEORGE: And really I want, I
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  • want to ask for testimonies. GLORIA: Yeah, me too. GEORGE:
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  • Especially Gloria. As we get closer and closer to the 365th
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  • day, I want to be able to read some testimonies during that
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  • time. So please send us your testimonies as we reached the
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  • one year mark of teaching prosperity. GLORIA: And that
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  • will encourage others. GEORGE: That's right. And our team here.
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  • Uh, I've put them on the lookout for all of the, the testimonies
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  • and it'll encourage you, Gloria, so many people that I talked to
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  • get so much out of these broadcasts that we do together.
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  • That's great. And it's so funny cause when I tell Gloria that,
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  • there'll be times when I'll tell Gloria a testimony of somebody
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  • that I have met somewhere out there that watches the broadcast
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  • that really enjoys listening to pastor George and Gloria can,
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  • Gloria will say to me, well maybe we can keep our job.
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  • GLORIA: Am I always surprised or what? GEORGE: No, it is, it's a
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  • blessing. And you know, we make all of the outlines available
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  • online. So ever since we started back in really back in 20, the
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  • end of 2010 1.5 million downloads of our outlines have
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  • taken place. So... GLORIA: So, I believe everyone of those people
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  • are acting on it and prospering. GEORGE: They are prospering,
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  • they are prospering. So it's so good to be with you and so good
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  • to be teaching again. And what we're going to be talking about
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  • on these broadcasts this week and the following week too, when
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  • we tape again, we're gonna be talking about how to handle
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  • wealth, how to handle wealth. And the reason I feel like it's
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  • important for us to talk about that is to help prepare people
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  • for prosperity, to make decisions now about how they're
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  • going to handle that kind of wealth when it comes in. I've
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  • watched you and Kenneth over all of these years and I've watched
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  • how the ministry has grown. I've watched how the Lord has blessed
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  • the two of you. I've really seen you in action on how, how
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  • someone truly handles wealth. There there is the wealth of the
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  • wicked, which that comes to the just, but then there's also the
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  • godly wealth and how the godly handle their wealth and the
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  • Bible. It's amazing, Gloria, how much the Bible says about how to
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  • handle wealth. GLORIA: But if you get wealth before you're
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  • ready for it, before you've held out to the Lord before you're
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  • obedient to him before you're not on drugs and all this stuff,
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  • other stuff, it's not gonna work for you, it'd be a curse.
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  • GEORGE: That's exactly, I mean, you just, what you just said,
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  • they're completely summed up what, what this is all about.
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  • You need to know, and I've often thought to myself what it would
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  • be like to take these principles and teach them to groups of
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  • people who, who may not be prospering yet, but they're just
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  • learning about this. It's important that we know how to
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  • handle our finances. You and Kenneth are amazing givers.
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  • Amazing sowers. And as you said before, can us giving, will take
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  • your breath... GLORIA: Oh my, yes, it is. It's stunning.
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  • GEORGE: It's stunning to me. You know, we have, we have our
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  • network that broadcasts the word of faith 24/7. And only only
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  • you and brother Copeland would think this way. And that would
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  • be to have all of these broadcasters come on our network
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  • and we pay the bill. GLORIA: You know, it took me a few days to
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  • work that out. Not Ken, he's ready. GEORGE: He's ready. And
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  • he, he, I learned so much from you and Kenneth about how to
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  • think and how to think on a higher level and on a higher
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  • place. And really, your life has impacted mine and Terry's to
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  • such a degree that we are prospering. GLORIA: Amen.
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  • GEORGE: We are prospering and we are blessed. So what I want to
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  • do on the broadcast, Gloria is talking about how to handle
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  • wealth. Well. You might say to yourself, well, I don't have
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  • wealth yet. Well, if you continue to follow these
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  • principles and you listen to the teachings that we've been
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  • talking about, about prosperity, you'll get there. But what
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  • happens when you get there? What takes place when the finances
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  • are amassed and Gloria at you and I've seen... GLORIA: And
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  • you're not hungry and you need what happens? And you still have
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  • some money, what happens? GEORGE: You have to be, you have
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  • to be as hungry as you were to get to that place. You have to
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  • maintain that hunger. It's like you, I was just before we
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  • started our taping today, you had your briefcase up here and I
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  • opened it up and I pulled it open for you and I looked inside
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  • and I saw a four bibles in there, GLORIA: Just four?
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  • GEORGE: Just four. And those bibles had the little tabs, the
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  • colored tabs in them. Chock full and if you look, if you look at
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  • Gloria's Bible, it's just page after page after page is full of
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  • notes. GLORIA: I just marked some of the good parts. GEORGE:
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  • Yeah, some of the good parts, but you have a hunger. Even
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  • after all of these years, 52 years plus of ministry, you are
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  • still hungry for the Word. GLORIA: That's right. You know,
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  • you can't, you can't stop, I mean you can't freeze the word.
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  • You can't buy it packaged somewhere in 10 years, I'll get
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  • the no, you got to stay with it. Keep that revelation going.
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  • GEORGE: So the revelation of how to handle wealth, that's what
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  • we're talking about and what we're talking about today. We
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  • can start with our notes here. Proverbs 10:22 says this, "The
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  • blessing of the Lord, it makes rich and he adds no sorrow with
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  • it." So, first of all, what we have to establish is that, and
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  • this is the title for today. Rich is not a dirty word. Being
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  • rich is not a dirty word. Really, rich is a Bible word.
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  • GLORIA: It's not a curse word. It's a blessing word. GEORGE:
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  • It's a blessing word. Yup. Not a curse word. GLORIA: Poverty is a
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  • curse word. GEORGE: Yeah, that's true. It's under the curse. And
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  • we've been redeemed from the curse, poverty so that we can
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  • walk in the blessing of Abraham. So, we see here the blessing of
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  • the Lord, It makes rich and the blessing is our empowerment to
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  • prosper. And he adds no sorrow with it. Gloria do you see
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  • there, the amplified. Would you read the amplified translation?
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  • They're number one. GLORIA: Okay. "The blessing of the Lord,
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  • it makes truly rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Neither does
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  • tolling increase it." Now that's a strange thing to add to it, in
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  • other words, it's supernatural and you got to get it. If you
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  • don't get it the right way, it won't be a blessing. If you go
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  • rob a bank, it's not going to be a blessed, it's not going to be
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  • a blessing to you what the word says. Then, uh, the uh, it'll
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  • take you over and it'll ruin your life and you'll be serving
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  • the money instead of the money serving you. GEORGE: And you'll
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  • be serving time if you robbed that bank. GLORIA: And yes,
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  • we'll have to go see you and see your new outfit. GEORGE: Yes.
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  • Well the NIV translation, "The blessing of the Lord brings
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  • wealth and he adds no trouble to it." So the blessing of the
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  • Lord, when the blessing of the Lord brings prosperity into our
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  • lives, he adds no trouble to it. And if you look, you'll see some
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  • things, Gloria, that I wrote out to the left, left hand column. I
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  • wrote those this morning before I came in, cause I went back
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  • through these notes again. And you look there and you see the
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  • word "rich" in the Hebrew. You see that on the notes that I
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  • made? GLORIA: But you wrote so small I'll have to check it out.
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  • GLORIA: Rich in the Hebrew means to accumulate. That's what that
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  • means. When it says the blessing of the Lord, it makes rich, he's
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  • talking about there being able to accumulate or another a
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  • translation of that says good things, accumulating good things
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  • in your life. So it is the will of God for us to have that.
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  • Would you read number three? GLORIA: So what do you want me
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  • to read? GEORGE: Okay. Rich means to accumulate and...
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  • GLORIA: "The blessing of the Lord, it makes truly rich, and
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  • he adds no sorrow with it. Neither does toiling increase
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  • it." In other words, it's supernatural. Yeah. I mean, you
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  • can increase by toiling, but so many times when people don't
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  • increase, right. They misuse their riches and it hurts them
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  • instead of helps them. GEORGE: That's right. That's right.
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  • GLORIA: The blessing of the Lord brings wealth and he adds no
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  • trouble to it. That's the NIV GEORGE: Read the next one, go
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  • ahead. GLORIA: "The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the
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  • righteous." Yes, yes, yes. "It enriches him and grief of heart
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  • shall not be added to it." Isn't that good, no grief in the
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  • blessing. We need to remember that. GEORGE: Go ahead, Gloria,
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  • GLORIA: To minister, that people at times when they're lost a
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  • loved one or whatever. It is, the Lord's blessing that makes
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  • you wealthy. That's right. Dare to say quote, TOGETHER: "The
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  • blessing of the Lord makes me truly rich." GLORIA: In other
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  • words, you've got the abundance, you've got the ability, but
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  • you've got the wisdom of the blessing to use it properly.
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  • GEORGE: That's well said. That's good. GLORIA: Let it be a
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  • blessing and not a curse. GEORGE: Very good. Thank you.
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  • GLORIA: Praise God. GEORGE: Very good in Second Corinthians 8:9,
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  • if you look at point B, GLORIA: I like point B. GEORGE: The rich
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  • is not a dirty word. It is a Bible word, or like you said a
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  • few moments ago, it's not a curse word. It's not. It's not a
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  • curse word or it's not. It's not bad to be Godly rich, but
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  • there's a way that the Godly rich handled their money that
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  • we'll talk about that later in the week. GLORIA: You have to
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  • learn how to do that. GEORGE: You have to learn how to do
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  • that. In verse nine it says, free... GLORIA: You know why?
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  • GEORGE: Yes, ma'am. GLORIA: If you become self-dependent
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  • instead of God dependant. GEORGE: Oh, Gloria that's so
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  • true. GLORIA: And then when something like sickness or
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  • disease comes along you don't know how to handle it. You, you,
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  • you're self dependent. So we don't want to be that way.
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  • GEORGE: No, no. We want to be depending on... GLORIA: On the
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  • blessing and on the Lord. GEORGE: "For you know the grace
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  • of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your
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  • sakes, He became poor, that you through his poverty might be
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  • rich." And again, if you look to your left there... GLORIA:
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  • Poverty's a curse. GEORGE: It is a curse. You look to your left
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  • this morning, I wrote this down, rich in the Greek, the GK is the
  • 00:14:04.090 --> 00:14:08.040
  • Greek. The rich in the Greek means to become wealthy. So
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  • that's what Jesus did for us. Through his poverty. We might
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  • become rich. Now Jesus is not in poverty anymore, but got us to
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  • the place... GLORIA: He took the whole curse. GEORGE: He took the
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  • whole curse. GLORIA: Part of it is poverty, every sickness,
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  • every disease. Every bad thing. Jesus' already paid for and took
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  • for you and me. GEORGE: He took it for us. He took it for us.
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  • GLORIA: So, we can have it. GEORGE: So that we don't have to
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  • be poor. GLORIA: We just have to receive it. GEORGE: It is such a
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  • blessing, Gloria, for me now to be able to pay my bills and pay
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  • them with money leftover. Now, that's a blessing. GLORIA:
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  • That's the blessing. GEORGE: That's the blessing working in
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  • our lives. GLORIA: That's the way everybody... That that it's
  • 00:14:48.270 --> 00:14:50.270
  • God's will for everybody to live that way. You just have to live
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  • the way he tells you to live. Let him be lord of your life and
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  • everything and obey, and do what he says. And it works! GEORGE:
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  • Read that Genesis 14:21. GLORIA: Genesis 14,
  • 00:15:00.120 --> 00:15:05.020
  • "And Abraham said to the King of Sodom,
  • 00:15:05.030 --> 00:15:07.170
  • 'I have liftup my hand unto the Lord, the Most High
  • 00:15:07.180 --> 00:15:11.130
  • God, the processor of Heaven and earth, and that I
  • 00:15:11.140 --> 00:15:14.090
  • will not take from a thread even to a shoe Lacet.'" In other
  • 00:15:14.100 --> 00:15:20.090
  • words, I'll not take a thing from you, the Lord's made me
  • 00:15:20.100 --> 00:15:23.150
  • rich. "'I will not take anything that is yours. Lest, you should
  • 00:15:23.160 --> 00:15:28.060
  • say, I have made Abram Rich.'" He didn't want the king to think
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  • he was looking to him. And he wasn't looking to him, that was
  • 00:15:32.210 --> 00:15:37.000
  • key. GEORGE: He wasn't, he wasn't looking at him.
  • 00:15:37.010 --> 00:15:39.060
  • Deuteronomy 8:18, "Always remember that it is
  • 00:15:39.070 --> 00:15:43.150
  • the Lord your God who gives you power to become rich." And
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  • He does it to, to, to fulfill the covenant he made with your
  • 00:15:47.240 --> 00:15:50.230
  • ancestors. Now, I like, I like what it says there. The first
  • 00:15:50.240 --> 00:15:55.100
  • two words, always remember, GLORIA: Always remember. GEORGE:
  • 00:15:55.110 --> 00:15:58.270
  • always remember that it is the Lord your God who gives you no,
  • 00:15:58.280 --> 00:16:02.030
  • it's not me. It's the Lord your God who gives you the power to
  • 00:16:02.040 --> 00:16:07.120
  • become rich. And he did it to fulfill the covenant. And if you
  • 00:16:07.130 --> 00:16:11.100
  • look there, I've given some definitions of the word rich.
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  • GLORIA: In other words, He decided ahead of time, He wanted
  • 00:16:14.050 --> 00:16:17.130
  • you to be rich. So he took care of it. He, decided ahead of time
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  • that he wanted you to be healed. So he took care of it. Took care
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  • of it, bore every sickness and every disease. I'm getting
  • 00:16:27.270 --> 00:16:31.120
  • goosebumps. GEORGE: Oh, that's good, Gloria. GLORIA: My my. And
  • 00:16:31.130 --> 00:16:33.290
  • he took care of us. Hallelujah. GEORGE: He took care of us. The
  • 00:16:34.000 --> 00:16:36.290
  • rich. If you see these definitions here to increase in
  • 00:16:37.000 --> 00:16:39.250
  • goods, to have an abundance of outward possessions to be richly
  • 00:16:39.260 --> 00:16:44.040
  • supplied. And I wrote down here, even the world knows better the,
  • 00:16:44.050 --> 00:16:49.160
  • these are books, these are just secular books. Titles like, "The
  • 00:16:49.170 --> 00:16:53.130
  • guide to becoming rich," "Start late, finish rich," "Dare to be
  • 00:16:53.140 --> 00:17:00.170
  • rich." GLORIA: Those are great titles. GEORGE: And I liked this
  • 00:17:00.180 --> 00:17:03.170
  • one. "Smart women finish rich." GLORIA: Is that a book? GEORGE:
  • 00:17:03.180 --> 00:17:05.150
  • That's a book! But it reminded me, I put this note here, you
  • 00:17:05.160 --> 00:17:10.250
  • just have to look at proverbs 31:10 that was a prosperous
  • 00:17:10.260 --> 00:17:13.280
  • woman. She was a prosperous woman. So the key to biblical
  • 00:17:13.290 --> 00:17:20.020
  • wealth is how it is handled. Money is not bad, but it depends
  • 00:17:20.030 --> 00:17:24.210
  • on who has it and what they do with it. GLORIA: Well, you know
  • 00:17:24.220 --> 00:17:28.270
  • what they say money's the root of all evil. Well, if who has
  • 00:17:28.280 --> 00:17:31.190
  • the money is evil, it's the root of all evil, because they can do
  • 00:17:31.200 --> 00:17:36.200
  • all the evil they want to do. GEORGE: Exactly. The love of
  • 00:17:36.210 --> 00:17:39.050
  • money... GLORIA: And they can go to hell if they want to. They've
  • 00:17:39.060 --> 00:17:41.170
  • Got to make Jesus the Lord of their life. GEORGE: They have
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  • to. We have just a few minutes. Look at page two, Gloria, if you
  • 00:17:45.170 --> 00:17:47.170
  • would, and we'll talk for a moment about it. GLORIA: I
  • 00:17:47.180 --> 00:17:50.290
  • already like this, George. GEORGE: It's good, isn't it? The
  • 00:17:51.000 --> 00:17:52.280
  • difference between godly wealth and worldly wealth, and in
  • 00:17:52.290 --> 00:17:58.040
  • Isaiah 32 seven and eight these are the different character
  • 00:17:58.050 --> 00:18:03.070
  • traits clearly defined in scripture in verse seven, now
  • 00:18:03.080 --> 00:18:05.260
  • this is the ungodly. This is the wicked. It says in verse seven,
  • 00:18:05.270 --> 00:18:10.070
  • "The instruments and methods of the fraudulent and greedy for
  • 00:18:10.080 --> 00:18:14.000
  • gain are evil. He devises wicked devices to ruin the poor and the
  • 00:18:14.010 --> 00:18:18.130
  • lowly with lying words, even when the plea of the needy is
  • 00:18:18.140 --> 00:18:22.150
  • just and right," Now that is in, in, in their scriptures. I mean
  • 00:18:22.160 --> 00:18:28.030
  • there's a whole, Isaiah 32 and other scriptures talk about the
  • 00:18:28.040 --> 00:18:31.280
  • ungodly and the wicked rich. Now that's the wicked rich. But
  • 00:18:31.290 --> 00:18:34.080
  • here's verse eight. This is the godly rich, "but the noble,
  • 00:18:34.090 --> 00:18:39.180
  • open-hearted and liberal men devises noble things. He stands
  • 00:18:39.190 --> 00:18:43.240
  • for what is noble, open-hearted and generous." GLORIA: You can
  • 00:18:43.250 --> 00:18:47.240
  • trust him with wealth. GEORGE: You can trust him with wealth.
  • 00:18:47.250 --> 00:18:50.040
  • And so worldly wealth is about self, Godly wealth is about
  • 00:18:50.050 --> 00:18:56.240
  • serving God and others. The world's motivation for
  • 00:18:56.250 --> 00:19:00.210
  • accumulation is acquisition. The believer's motivation for
  • 00:19:00.220 --> 00:19:04.240
  • accumulation is distribution. GLORIA: That's good, isn't it?
  • 00:19:04.250 --> 00:19:08.060
  • GEORGE: The worldly rich used people to get things, the godly,
  • 00:19:08.070 --> 00:19:11.020
  • rich use things to love people. GLORIA: Good job. GEORGE: So we
  • 00:19:11.030 --> 00:19:15.040
  • see the difference there... GLORIA: Oh, that came out of my
  • 00:19:15.050 --> 00:19:17.050
  • book... I didn't know I was bragging on myself. GEORGE: This
  • 00:19:17.060 --> 00:19:19.240
  • last quote here, Gloria, and this came from a series that
  • 00:19:19.250 --> 00:19:26.110
  • I've listened to. You taught it a number of years ago, but it
  • 00:19:26.120 --> 00:19:30.100
  • was called, "True Prosperity." True prosperity. It's an
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  • excellent series and it's available for anyone who wants
  • 00:19:33.110 --> 00:19:35.150
  • to get ahold of that series. It is wonderful. And a quote that
  • 00:19:35.160 --> 00:19:39.010
  • you made from that series, "Whether their money is good or
  • 00:19:39.020 --> 00:19:43.250
  • bad depends on who has the money. When the righteous have
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  • money, they do good things with it. When the wicked had money,
  • 00:19:47.150 --> 00:19:52.030
  • they do bad things with it." GLORIA: Did I write that?
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  • GEORGE: You did it, you did it. GLORIA: It's the truth too.
  • 00:19:55.290 --> 00:20:02.040
  • GEORGE: And so you really did. Really in summary of what we've
  • 00:20:02.050 --> 00:20:03.240
  • talked about today, there is a difference between the Godly
  • 00:20:03.250 --> 00:20:05.220
  • rich and the righteous, rich. And there is nothing wrong with
  • 00:20:05.230 --> 00:20:11.130
  • you and I and you having enough money in your lives to pay all
  • 00:20:11.140 --> 00:20:17.160
  • your bills, to live debt free and to support your church, to
  • 00:20:17.170 --> 00:20:23.200
  • support ministries, the work of the Gospel, to be benevolent and
  • 00:20:23.210 --> 00:20:26.190
  • generous with others. That is the godly rich. GLORIA: Do you
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  • know one of the, uh, maybe the most important protections of
  • 00:20:30.170 --> 00:20:33.220
  • being rich, is to be a tither? GEORGE: Yeah. GLORIA: People
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  • know you're supposed to tithe, but if you're so tight you won't
  • 00:20:40.180 --> 00:20:42.280
  • let go of it, you're not going to be Godly rich. GEORGE: I'm
  • 00:20:42.290 --> 00:20:45.280
  • glad you said that because that is Gloria, a major, major key,
  • 00:20:45.290 --> 00:20:50.200
  • like you said, to the protection, to our protection.
  • 00:20:50.210 --> 00:20:53.140
  • And if we always have the mindset that 10% off the top,
  • 00:20:53.150 --> 00:21:00.160
  • not what's the leftovers leftover, but right off the top,
  • 00:21:00.170 --> 00:21:04.080
  • if we continue that mindset, I think you, you said something so
  • 00:21:04.090 --> 00:21:09.050
  • important there that if you continue the tithing lifestyle
  • 00:21:09.060 --> 00:21:12.210
  • and mindset, it'll keep you on the right track and you won't
  • 00:21:12.220 --> 00:21:18.180
  • get off into letting money control you being ruled by it or
  • 00:21:18.190 --> 00:21:22.070
  • get greedy for gain. It keeps us. The tithe keeps us in a safe
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  • place. GLORIA: It's a protection. GEORGE: Oh, that's
  • 00:21:26.250 --> 00:21:30.090
  • good, Gloria. GLORIA: Greed is very dangerous. Praise God. And
  • 00:21:30.100 --> 00:21:32.240
  • that, you know, if you're, if you have greed, you'll want to
  • 00:21:32.250 --> 00:21:37.160
  • just hold on to everything. There's no increase in that.
  • 00:21:37.170 --> 00:21:40.070
  • Tithing helps you to distribute. Especially if you understand how
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  • important it is I mean, it's vital. It's really not an option
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  • if you want to have food to eat and a house to live in and
  • 00:21:50.230 --> 00:21:54.280
  • wanting to have prosperity and- Tim just keeps telling me that
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  • we're out of Time. We'll be back just a moment.
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  • understanding the purpose for prosperity. It's
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  • always been God's desire to bless you so that
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  • you can be a blessing to others, dispensing his love.
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  • GLORIA: Prosperity is a major blessing. It's God's will for
  • 00:23:35.140 --> 00:23:40.030
  • you to prosper. He wants you abundantly blessed so you can be
  • 00:23:40.040 --> 00:23:45.000
  • a blessing to others. See, when you understand about giving it,
  • 00:23:45.010 --> 00:23:47.270
  • given it, you get the return. You understand, you keep
  • 00:23:47.280 --> 00:23:52.280
  • prosperity going in your yes circle or wherever you are
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  • sowing, or some man on the street. Have pastor George share
  • 00:23:57.160 --> 00:24:02.130
  • about products. What have you got, Pastor George? GEORGE: I've
  • 00:24:02.140 --> 00:24:06.050
  • got two here and I was just reading this little book by
  • 00:24:06.060 --> 00:24:08.020
  • Gloria Copeland and Gloria Copeland says, Godly prosperity
  • 00:24:08.030 --> 00:24:11.040
  • is the result of putting God's Word, all of it, not just the
  • 00:24:11.050 --> 00:24:14.280
  • parts about financial prosperity, first place in your
  • 00:24:14.290 --> 00:24:17.170
  • life. It comes when you apply his principles on a continual
  • 00:24:17.180 --> 00:24:20.220
  • basis. GLORIA: That's right. So we have this way to say it,
  • 00:24:20.230 --> 00:24:23.220
  • Gloria! GEORGE: You did it. So this is, "build your Financial
  • 00:24:23.230 --> 00:24:27.210
  • Foundation," by Gloria, and then this book by brother Copeland,
  • 00:24:27.220 --> 00:24:31.100
  • "Blessed to Be a Blessing," and that's what we're talking all
  • 00:24:31.110 --> 00:24:34.040
  • about. That that's the end of prosperity is to be blessed in
  • 00:24:34.050 --> 00:24:36.280
  • order for you to be a blessing. So, to get started in your quest
  • 00:24:36.290 --> 00:24:42.140
  • and understanding what we're talking about here and how to
  • 00:24:42.150 --> 00:24:45.260
  • handle wealth, these two books will do it. GLORIA: I want those
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  • two books to take home with me. GEORGE: Here you go! GLORIA:
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  • Thank you very much. GEORGE: You're very welcome. GLORIA:
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  • See, ask and receive. GEORGE: And they're absolutely free.
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  • GLORIA: Yes. thank you Jesus. That's awesome. I mean, I, I'm
  • 00:24:53.240 --> 00:24:59.080
  • not talking about something I haven't experienced. GEORGE: Oh,
  • 00:24:59.090 --> 00:25:02.070
  • you have. Yeah. You really have. GLORIA: And it's a blessing is
  • 00:25:02.080 --> 00:25:06.070
  • better than being under the curse. You know, really you're
  • 00:25:06.080 --> 00:25:11.030
  • either under the curse or under blessing. I don't think there is
  • 00:25:11.040 --> 00:25:13.090
  • any in-between. If there is I've never seen it. And it is so much
  • 00:25:13.100 --> 00:25:15.090
  • better to be under the blessing. GEORGE: No mister in-between, in
  • 00:25:15.100 --> 00:25:23.010
  • between the blessing and the curse. Wow. Well, would you pray
  • 00:25:23.020 --> 00:25:28.140
  • for everybody out there? GLORIA: Yes. Father, we pray, George and
  • 00:25:28.150 --> 00:25:31.130
  • I pray for every person that are watching these broadcasts,
  • 00:25:31.140 --> 00:25:34.200
  • they're interested in prospering or they wouldn't be watching. We
  • 00:25:34.210 --> 00:25:38.010
  • agree that you will show them and reveal to them how to
  • 00:25:38.020 --> 00:25:41.200
  • prosper and you'll give them the best jobs and the best
  • 00:25:41.210 --> 00:25:46.000
  • opportunities because the blessing is working. We're under
  • 00:25:46.010 --> 00:25:50.190
  • the blessing in Christ Jesus. We give you all the praise and
  • 00:25:50.200 --> 00:25:54.150
  • glory. In Jesus name. Amen. Amen. You know, when we started
  • 00:25:54.160 --> 00:25:59.200
  • tithing we just didn't see how us and God would get along to
  • 00:25:59.210 --> 00:26:05.210
  • let you know what I mean. But we saw in the Bible so... GEORGE:
  • 00:26:05.220 --> 00:26:09.080
  • Well, I like what you said, I'm going to keep this with me.
  • 00:26:09.090 --> 00:26:12.150
  • Tithing keeps you in a place of protection. The one who hangs on
  • 00:26:12.160 --> 00:26:14.280
  • to it the hardest is the one who needs it the most. So we, we
  • 00:26:14.290 --> 00:26:21.100
  • have to be tithers in order for us to prosper. GLORIA: I
  • 00:26:21.110 --> 00:26:26.120
  • wouldn't consider not tithing. I might have a hundred years ago,
  • 00:26:26.130 --> 00:26:30.100
  • 40 years ago when we were believing God for groceries, you
  • 00:26:30.110 --> 00:26:36.060
  • know, but even then the Bible had its way with us. We did what
  • 00:26:36.070 --> 00:26:40.220
  • we saw in scripture. We've always been blessed and we've
  • 00:26:40.230 --> 00:26:43.080
  • always increased. Amen. Hallelujah. GEORGE: Amen
  • 00:26:43.090 --> 00:26:47.140
  • to that. GLORIA: This is Gloria and George
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