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Trusting God When Wealth Comes

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October 25, 2019
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Kenneth Copeland

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Trusting God When Wealth Comes

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  • I know my God has made the way for me.
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  • GLORIA: Hello everybody. Welcome to the Believers
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  • Voice of Victory Broadcast. Pastor George
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  • is back talking about your finances, your abundance,
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  • finances, Hallelujah. And it is so good. This, this is called
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  • how to handle wealth, how to handle wealth and it talks about
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  • how to get wealth from the Bible. It's the truth. That's
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  • how we prospered, it's how George and Terry have prospered
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  • and it's available to you if you'll get into it and listen,
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  • GEORGE: I like what you gave- You gave it a subtitle, a, I
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  • think it was yesterday. You said this, the title of the series is
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  • how to handle wealth and then you said in it not handle you.
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  • GLORIA: Yeah, that's right. GEORGE: It was really good,
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  • cause it does. Gloria, you think about it and you think about
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  • people laying awake at night thinking about the bills and how
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  • are we going to pay this and how's this gonna Happen? That's
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  • wealth handling you. That's not, that is definitely not the plan
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  • of God nor the peace of God. It's not the the, the desire
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  • that God has, He has instead a desire for us to live in his
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  • peace. In his wholeness and be able
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  • to sleep at night and it's, it's good to
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  • sleep at night. GLORIA: Faith sleeps. At night faith sleeps.
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  • GEORGE: Never heard that one before. I never heard that one
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  • before. Faith sleeps... GLORIA: At night at night. GEORGE:
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  • That's awesome. I have never heard that one. I've heard all
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  • kinds of faith this and faith that, and faith the other, but
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  • I've never heard that faith sleeps. GLORIA: Well, i've never
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  • thought about it. I lost my other line of... GEORGE: Oh,
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  • well how to handle wealth and it not handle you. Oh, and it not
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  • handle you. GEORGE: And it not handle you. And I like what
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  • Gloria said at the beginning of the week. She talked about the
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  • tithe and how important the tithe is. And the tithe when
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  • you're learning how to handle wealth, and it not handle you,
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  • when you're learning how that as the finances grow, you don't
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  • lose sight. You don't lose focus on the word and trusting in the
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  • word and obeying God. And one of the ways, this is so good what
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  • she said, about the tithe and how the tithe is our protection,
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  • it's our stabilizer, it's a safe, it's a safe place for us
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  • because the more you grow in finances, the more there is a
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  • temptation to horde. Especially, people that have grown up doing
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  • that and now... For instance, you talk about the depression,
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  • the depression era, and I did not grow up during that time and
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  • I know that there are people that have grown up in that time
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  • that still have a depression mentality. They live through it.
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  • They live through all of that and that's, that is a horrible
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  • thing to go through and even more people who live through
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  • that have got to break through that mentality because it's not
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  • the will of God for us to live in a poverty mentality. We've
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  • been delivered from that. We've been redeemed from the curse of
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  • the law and the curse includes deliverance from sickness and
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  • disease. GLORIA: We have to be word people. Word over our
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  • bodies. We have to be word people over our children. Over
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  • our family. Sometimes over our husband or wife. Whatever's not
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  • working right. Whatever's not doing right. We've got to be
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  • word people. GEORGE: Well, in the church with Timothy as
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  • pastor. Timothy was obviously dealing with some issues because
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  • it's interesting when I've, whenever I read those first
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  • Timothy and second Timothy, when you read what Paul said to
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  • Timothy, you get an idea of the kinds of questions and things
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  • that Timothy was facing because Paul was answering his
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  • questions. Well, one of the questions that Timothy was
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  • talking to Paul about was, Paul, I've got people in my church who
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  • are rich and they're trying to run the place, they're trying to
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  • run people, they're not giving, and he listed out all of these
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  • things and here's the answer to it. First Timothy six 17 through
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  • 19, "Charge them that are rich in this world..." And you, you
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  • know that he didn't say, he didn't say, kick them out. He
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  • said, no, they need help. GLORIA: We're going to fix this
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  • thing. GEORGE: We're going to fix this situation. Tell them
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  • not to be high minded. Tell them not to trust in uncertain
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  • riches, but in the living God who gives us richly all things
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  • to enjoy that they do good, that they be rich in good works,
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  • ready to 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 lay hold on eternal life. That's the instruction
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  • that Paul gave to Timothy to give to the rich people in the
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  • church and what we've done throughout this week, Gloria.
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  • GLORIA: You know what? Eternal life, you think you have a
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  • tendency to think about the afterlife, but actually eternal
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  • life is while you're still here. Yeah. You need life here. You
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  • need the word of God here, and on the other side, but eternal
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  • life starts now. GEORGE: Yes, right now we're living, we're
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  • living in eternal life right now. That's so good. I'm glad
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  • you brought that out, that you made Jesus the Lord of your life
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  • eternal life for you in the Kingdom of Heaven began. GLORIA:
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  • And it changes everything. GEORGE: It does price. It does.
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  • GLORIA: Hallelujah. GEORGE: So we've been talking about this
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  • Gloria, how, how to handle money. We talked earlier this
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  • week about the fact that Paul was a rich man when he was in
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  • prison. They, they wanted to offer him bribes to be able to
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  • get out of prison. So he had an account. And so we see that. And
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  • so yesterday we talked about trusting in the Lord, not in our
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  • riches. So Paul understood that the source of trust can shift
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  • once money enters the picture. I think we've all seen that. I
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  • think we've seen that in, in the secular world, we've seen it in
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  • the Christian world, that once, once money comes into play,
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  • something happens. A switch is flipped in people's minds once
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  • that greed kicks in. And so what we have to do, and, and Paul
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  • knew that, knew that. And so, but once, once the trust has
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  • shifted from God to finances, then the next step is to forget
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  • him. Yeah, that's, that's, that's why, and I'll, I'll say
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  • this carefully, but wealth can be dangerous to the person who
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  • does not know how to handle it and Gloria, that's the reason
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  • for this study that we're doing because I want people to know
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  • what to do when that wealth comes. And remember the dangers
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  • and the pitfalls of it. For the love of money is the root of all
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  • evil. The love of that money is the root of all evil. GLORIA: So
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  • what would be the opposite of willing to communicate?
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  • Hoarding. GEORGE: Yeah, hoarding. GLORIA: It's a fine
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  • for you to save money. I'm not saying that, that everybody
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  • ought to save money. But, uh, but there's this spirit of when
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  • hoarding gets involved, it's like, you know, I've got to get
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  • more, I gotta get more money. I can't spend this. I can't get
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  • this. I can't do that. I have to keep it. I have to keep it. It's
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  • a spirit. GEORGE: It's the spirit. And I'll tell you, I'll
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  • give you, I don't have this written down here, but I'll give
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  • you the scripture that talks about hoarding. And that's Luke
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  • Chapter 12 verses 13-2. That's the man, the, the, "The ground
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  • of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he
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  • thought within himself, 'What shall I do? Because I have no
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  • room where to bestow my fruits. I have no room to bestow my
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  • fruits.'" He didn't give, he said, "I'll pull down my barns,
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  • I'll build big, build bigger barns and there I will bestow
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  • all of my fruits." GLORIA: Look, look what he had though. He had
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  • the ability to have great blessing. He had a lot more than
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  • he needed. He could've kept it hidden. Stood a hoarding what
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  • he's got over here. He could have listened in and given and
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  • done what he was told. And it would like be like this over
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  • here. GEORGE: It would have increased. Yeah. Yeah. But he
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  • didn't do that. And He, and actually this was a, um, this
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  • was a real... GLORIA: Hoarding, has a fear to it. GEORGE: It has
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  • a fear to it. GLORIA: Maybe I'm going to run out. GEORGE: I was
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  • thinking about just now as you said that I was thinking about
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  • someone that we knew who went through the depression era. This
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  • person passed away, so the family had to clean out the
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  • house. The stuff, the stuff that was rubber bands, paperclips.
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  • GLORIA: Don't get my paperclips, George. GEORGE: Twisties the
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  • house was like overflowing with stuff. Just hoarded up. And
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  • it's the fear. It's the fear. We're not going to have it. We
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  • cannot have that fear. GLORIA: I think, I don't know. I haven't
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  • looked, I haven't investigated this, but I think it'd be very
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  • rare if someone had that on them, that spirit on them that
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  • they would prosper. GEORGE: That's true. GLORIA: Because you
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  • sow and you receive, you give and it's given to you. You horde
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  • that's the end of it. GLORIA: That's the end of it. Well, I
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  • got another scripture for you that just jumped into my, my
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  • heart here and that one is, let me see if I can get for you.
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  • This one you're talking about hoarding. GLORIA: Um, I'm not
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  • talking about people saving money and that's, you know,
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  • that's, it's just a good thing to take care of your Business.
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  • GEORGE: Because Deuteronomy 28 tells us that God will bless our
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  • store houses. GLORIA: Thats' right. It's okay to have it.
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  • GEORGE: It's okay to do that. Um, but this going to the point
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  • that you made about hoarding this in Proverbs Chapter 11:24,
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  • "There is he that scatters and yet increases. There is he that
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  • withholds-" Or you could really say, "There is he that hoards
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  • more than his meat, but that tends to poverty. The liberal
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  • soul shall be made fat and he, that waters shall be watered
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  • also himself." So going back to that man, we just talked about
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  • the one, the parable about the man that, that tore down the
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  • barns and he built bigger barns. Um, he, he was, he had that
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  • wealth was controlling him. It had gotten a hold of him and it
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  • says, "But God said to him, "You fool! This night, your soul
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  • shall be required of you.Then, whose shall these things be,
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  • which thou has provided?'" Well, then you get into the wealth of
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  • the wicked being transferred into the dust. So that's-
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  • GLORIA: what was the scripture on the hoarding tends to
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  • poverty? GEORGE: That one is proverbs 11-24 and 25, I mean,
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  • you could do, you could do a whole broadcast on hoarding. And
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  • I like, I like what Keith Moore- GLORIA: One reason it's so bad
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  • is year the root of it is fear and fear is the opposite of
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  • faith. So it's got to be, it's got to be working against you.
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  • GEORGE: You've got to, I feel like I need to say this to the
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  • people right now. You've got to, got to switch over from a fear
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  • mentality. No matter where you are financially, you must switch
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  • over from the fear mentality over to I trust God. I trust
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  • him. GLORIA: That keeps a lot of people from tithing, or from
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  • making a declaration that you're gonna tithe. Fear of loss.
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  • GEORGE: Well, I like what, fear loss and I like what you've said
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  • about the tithe people say, I can't afford to tithe. Then you
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  • said you can't afford not to. That's the most important thing.
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  • That's the first thing that you have to do. GEORGE:
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  • So, we have to see that. And in Deuteronomy eight, let's
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  • go back to our notes. Um, in in, in Deuteronomy eight, and if you
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  • read the line right above it says, "Once the rich, forget
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  • God, it is downhill from there." GLORIA: Where is that? I don't
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  • see it there. GEORGE: Number four or that First Section. Once
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  • the rich, once, once the rich, forget God, it is downhill from
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  • there. And Deuteronomy eight is a perfect, perfect example of
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  • that. Listen to what it says. "When you have eaten and you are
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  • full, then you shall bless the Lord thy God for the good land
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  • which he's giving you. Beware that you forget not the Lord thy
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  • God in not keeping his commandments and his judgments
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  • and his statutes, which I command thee this day." GLORIA:
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  • That's a strong word. GEORGE: And that's the same. Let me see
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  • that. That's the same scripture in Deuteronomy eight. Gloria,
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  • that's the same scripture. What comes before that. And you're
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  • familiar with this. "The Lord brings you into a good land, a
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  • land of Brooks, of waters and fountains and depths and springs
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  • out of the valleys, a land of wheat and barley of vines and
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  • fig trees and pomegranates, a land of oil olive, and honey. A
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  • land where in you shall eat bread without scarceness. You
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  • shall not lack anything in it. Who stones are iron out of the
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  • hills you may dig brass. And when you have eaten and are
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  • full, you shall bless the Lord, your God, for the good land that
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  • he's given to you." And then it says, "beware," GLORIA: "Thou
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  • forget not the Lord. In not keeping his commandments and his
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  • judgments and his statutes, which I command thee this day."
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  • GEORGE: Yeah. So we have to be watchful for that. If you go to
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  • the second page, these two quotes that I have, one from
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  • you, one from, uh, from Kenneth. These two quotes are tremendous
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  • summaries of what we've been talking about this week about,
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  • hey, we have to be very circumspect as money increases
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  • that we make absolutely sure we stay focused on the word on love
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  • and on him. This is from brother Copeland's book, "Blessed to Be
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  • a Blessing," and his point here, Gloria, is make sure you're
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  • depending on God that your trust is in him. So, why don't you
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  • read this first paragraph and i'll read the second one.
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  • GLORIA: Okay. Let's see. Is that the..? GLORIA: That's from
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  • Kenneth is that "Make sure you're depending on God," Is
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  • that what you want me to read? GEORGE: Yup. That's the one.
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  • GLORIA: "Again, please note this scripture, First Timothy 6:17
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  • doesn't say to charge them that are rich in this world to get
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  • rid of everything they have, because God doesn't like people
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  • who have things." That was all part of one statement. "It
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  • doesn't tell us to save old shiny suits and move off into a
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  • cabin in the hills and keep..." Jar lids is what I added to it.
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  • GEORGE: Jar lids? GLORIA: Cabin in the hills, George. "If you do
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  • that, you simply take yourself out of any position to bless
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  • anyone else in the rest of the world. That's the most selfish
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  • thing a Christian could do." GEORGE: "These verses simply
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  • said the rich shouldn't trust in their riches, but in God,"
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  • that's an important point. GLORIA: It's a vital point.
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  • GEORGE: "It's something you'll have to deal with where your own
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  • mind and flesh are concerned." And listen to what he says, "The
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  • more you prosper, the more you'll have to deal with it."
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  • Isn't that interesting? Isn't that interesting? "The more you
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  • prosper, the more you will have to deal with these issues." You
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  • take people who have won the lottery and the studies have
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  • shown this, Gloria, that people who have won those lotteries,
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  • lose it all. They get it, They get these huge sums of money and
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  • they don't know what to do with it. They don't tithe, they don't
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  • give. And the statistics, the statistics have proven out, I've
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  • read this before, where a great majority of those people end up
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  • being in the same place they were before they had that huge
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  • influx of money. And so you have to prepare for it. GLORIA: There
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  • is something to be said about the laws of prosperity. GEORGE:
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  • There really is. GLORIA: I mean you have to follow those laws
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  • when you prosper. You can't be a hoarder or walk in fear. GEORGE:
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  • I am expecting in this ministry I'm expecting huge infusions of
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  • large amounts of money. There's a lot to be done around here. We
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  • have both infrastructure and outreach. In outreach we have
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  • our victory network as well as going on direct TV, that adds to
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  • the finances that we need to have. But that brother Copeland
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  • heard from the Lord. So it's Sir, Yes Sir. And my
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  • responsibility is to build my faith and keep the faith of this
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  • staff up to where we are believing God together for that.
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  • And then there's the infrastructure and we have,
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  • there's so many things around here, so many projects and we're
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  • getting them done. There are things that are getting done,
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  • but there's more. And you have projects, you have
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  • infrastructure. If you have a house, and if you've had a house
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  • for any length of time, there are things that probably need to
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  • be replaced. There are probably things that need to happen or
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  • take place in your home. And we've got the same thing here.
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  • But, I'm believing God for a massive infusion of finances.
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  • But you know what? We tithe. We do. It comes right off the top.
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  • Every gift that you send to Kenneth Copeland Ministries, 10%
  • 00:18:10.280 --> 00:18:16.010
  • of that comes right off the top and it goes back out to
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  • ministering the Gospel all over the world. GLORIA: Praise God,
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  • it does. GEORGE: It does. So, and then the last part, you want
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  • to read the third paragraph, GLORIA: The third, "You'll have
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  • to judge yourself every day of your life on your own inner
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  • attitude and faith to make sure you're depending on God and not
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  • on what you have in the bank. But don't let that scare you.
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  • Just make a sober determination that you'll do it. GEORGE: That
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  • will do it. That'll do it. GLORIA: Blessed to be a
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  • blessing. GEORGE: So then here in the second quote, this is
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  • from Gloria Copeland. It's a series that you taught called
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  • the, "Kingdom of God, Days of Heaven on Earth." It is a great
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  • series. Great series. That's on point C, right there. Point c.
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  • So, why don't you read the first line. This is you, this is you
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  • speaking. GLORIA: "Prosperity is the result of doing God's ways."
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  • That's the key to prospering. Do things God's way. GEORGE: I
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  • really liked this next line that you have here. I want to read it
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  • cause I like it so much. "Some pass the poverty test but fail
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  • the prosperity test." GLORIA: That's true. That's right.
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  • GEORGE: That is such a great point. GLORIA: Keep reading it,
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  • George. GLORIA: "You get your needs met and you receive great
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  • abundance, but your heart will begin to grow cold if you don't
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  • keep God's word first place in your life. All of a sudden
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  • you're taken with the things that have been added to you.
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  • They could be things like cars, planes, houses, land, whatever
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  • it is that you like." You said, "You have to walk circumspectly
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  • to walk in prosperity." That's a powerful statement. You have to
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  • watch walk circumspectly to walk in prosperity. You have to keep
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  • putting God first. "When all your needs are met, remember you
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  • got it. Remember that it was God that gave you the power to get
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  • wealth. One thing about wealth, it can come quickly and it can
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  • go quickly." That's Gloria Copeland and so in this... We
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  • have one more minute and I, I wrote down the scripture this
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  • morning before I came in, would you read Matthew 6:33 amplified
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  • to us. GLORIA: "Seek, aim at, and strive after first of all
  • 00:20:24.290 --> 00:20:28.200
  • his kingdom and his righteousness..." I'm reading
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  • George's Printing it's not easy. "His way of being and doing
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  • right. Now, that's the thing, that's the key issue. "Wherever
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  • you are in this life's steps." That's the key issue. "Then all
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  • of these things will be given you besides." GEORGE: The King
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  • James version. I like the King James version says, "All these
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  • things shall be added unto you." But what it says here, "seek
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  • first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and as you do
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  • that, if you strive after that his righteousness, his way of
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  • being and doing right then, then all of these things will be
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  • added to you." GLORIA: You know, I don't think you can do that
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  • without tithing. That helps you keep things in line. But if
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  • you're too tight to tithe, your too tight to let the blessing
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  • in. GEORGE: Wait a minute, wait a minute. Stop the presses. What
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  • did you just say? GLORIA: If you're too tight to tithe, your
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  • too tight to let the blessing in. Is that true or..? GEORGE:
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  • Oh, Gloria, that's, that's another broadcast. That's really
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  • good. If you're too tight to tithe, you're too tight to let
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  • the blessing in. GLORIA: I never thought until today. GEORGE:
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  • Gloria, that's magnificent because the same, I heard Keith
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  • put it this way, Keith Moore put it this way, the same, the same
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  • opening of your heart. GLORIA: I like it already. GEORGE: That
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  • you, that you receive or the same opening from your heart
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  • that that you give from is the same opening that you receive.
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  • The aperture, it's like an aperture on a camera that opens
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  • up. The lens opens up. So if you're too tight to tithe...
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  • GLORIA: What happens when the lens open up? It lets lets in
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  • the light. GLORIA: It lets in the light, but if you're too
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  • tight to tithe then you're too tight to let it in. Gloria. I
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  • like that. GLORIA: I'm going to write that down. GEORGE: And
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  • once again. We're out of time. GLORIA: Oh, well George It's
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  • been great. GEORGE: We just started hitting the
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  • flow here. GLORIA: It's Friday. GEORGE: It's
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  • Friday. GLORIA: So George and I'll be right back.
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  • GEORGE: It is offering day on the believers
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  • voice of victory and boy have we been getting some revelation
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  • here together. Gloria has come out with some tremendous
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  • Gloria-isms and it's talking about giving, It's talking about
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  • the heart of giving and what you saidn You talked about this. If
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  • you're too tight to tithe, your're going to be too tight to
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  • receive. And we started talking about the concept of the camera.
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  • Comparing it to a camera that the at the aperture, the more it
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  • closes, you're not able to let the light in, but the more it
  • 00:23:53.190 --> 00:23:57.080
  • opens, then that light is coming in. GLORIA: The better the
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  • picture. GEORGE: The better the picture. The clearer the picture
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  • it is. And I was remembering something that Keith Moore
  • 00:24:05.120 --> 00:24:08.110
  • taught about this and he said that the same size of the
  • 00:24:08.120 --> 00:24:13.020
  • opening that you give through is the same size of the opening
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  • that you're able to receive. GEORGE: Is it aperture? It's the
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  • giving aperture. GEORGE: And it, it reminds me too of the
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  • scripture that we talked about, "There, is He that gives and yet
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  • increases. But there is he that withholds more than his meat and
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  • that tends to poverty." So, we see the perfect picture of that,
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  • "He that gives, opens up that space on the inside and is able
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  • to..." GLORIA: What has that space opened up to? TOGETHER:
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  • Light. GEORGE: So you get light when you give. GLORIA: What do
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  • you get if you don't open it up? TOGETHER: Dark. GLORIA: We got
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  • it, George. We understand it. GEORGE: All that to say...
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  • GLORIA: I'm going to call that the giving aperture. GEORGE: The
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  • giving aperture. You, we have a message being birthed right here
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  • right now. This is exciting. And so with all that said, we want
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  • to thank you partners, friends, for opening up your aperture and
  • 00:25:09.150 --> 00:25:13.170
  • allowing the finances to flow to Kenneth Copeland ministries for
  • 00:25:13.180 --> 00:25:18.030
  • the work of the ministry. And we believe that as you've opened
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  • your aperture or your heart then that same opening, that abundant
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  • harvest, it is the year of abundant harvest, an abundant
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  • harvest and blessing is going to come on through. GLORIA: That
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  • aperture lets the blessing in. GEORGE: It lets the blessing and
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  • it's going to make, it'll make the difference in your life. So,
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  • we are, we are in agreement with you over this. Thank you, for
  • 00:25:38.160 --> 00:25:42.260
  • allowing me to be on the... Let's do this. Let's pray over
  • 00:25:42.270 --> 00:25:47.100
  • them now. Would you pray over them? GLORIA: Father, we lift up
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  • every person. And we ask you Lord, to look at their heart and
  • 00:25:49.230 --> 00:25:53.210
  • see that they love you and they want to bless you and be a
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  • blessing to other people, and reveal to all of us step by step
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  • what we need to do in order to fulfill the perfect picture. The
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  • Perfect photograph. Yes, perfect lot in the perfect everything in
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  • our lives and we worship you. And we'll not hoard up and be
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  • stingy toward you. We'll do what you tell us to do because that's
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  • how you get a good picture. We praise you for it in, Jesus
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  • name. GEORGE: Thank you. GLORIA: Amen. GEORGE: Amen. GLORIA:
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  • Hallelujah. GLORIA: What a joy it has been with, you know, the,
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  • the, the you, it's thick in here with the presence of God. And
  • 00:26:33.080 --> 00:26:39.210
  • this revelation. GLORIA: We both enjoy the word so much, so we
  • 00:26:39.220 --> 00:26:42.210
  • just have a great time. GEORGE: We really do. I look forward to
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  • being back with you as we continue this series. So thank
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  • you, Gloria. GLORIA: Keep your aperture open. GLORIA: This is,
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  • this is Gloria Copeland and pastor George reminding you to
  • 00:26:51.240 --> 00:26:58.070
  • keep your aperture open and... TOGETHER: Jesus is Lord!
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