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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin

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  • - If you have your Bibles,
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  • open them with me
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  • to the book of Hebrews,
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  • chapter 11.
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  • And I want you to see with me
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  • three different verses
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  • that I want to highlight
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  • some people
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  • that God says are heroes.
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  • And I want you to see
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  • in Hebrews 11 and verse seven,
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  • "By faith Noah,
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  • being divinely warned
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  • of things not yet seen,
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  • moved with godly fear,
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  • and prepared an ark
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  • for the saving
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  • of his household,"
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  • or his family,
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  • "by which he condemned
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  • the world and became
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  • the heir of the righteousness
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  • which is according to faith."
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  • And then, in verse 23
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  • of the same chapter,
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  • "By faith Moses,
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  • when he was born,
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  • was hidden three months,"
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  • here's the key
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  • to the whole verse,
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  • "by his parents..."
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  • It's really giving credit
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  • to his parents and,
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  • "because they saw
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  • that he was
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  • a beautiful child..."
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  • Mom, you saw
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  • that when I was born.
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  • I was a beautiful child.
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  • [Laughter]
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  • "...and they were not afraid
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  • of the king's command."
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  • I was.
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  • I was a very pretty child.
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  • And then, verse 31,
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  • "By faith the harlot Rahab
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  • did not perish with those
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  • who did not believe,
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  • when she had received
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  • the spies with faith."
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  • Hebrews 11
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  • is God's Hall of Faith.
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  • In Hebrews 11,
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  • God lifts certain names
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  • of people who distinguished
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  • themselves in the kingdom of God
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  • by the feats
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  • that they accomplished.
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  • He lifts those names
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  • and it actually --
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  • Hebrews 11 actually becomes
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  • heaven's roll call
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  • of outstanding winners,
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  • outstanding achievers,
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  • men like David
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  • who slew the giant,
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  • and it lists the things
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  • that they did;
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  • men like Joshua who prayed
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  • with such fervency and faith
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  • that the sun stood still,
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  • men like Samson
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  • who defeated 1.000 Philistines
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  • with the jawbone of a donkey.
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  • And it lists them,
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  • these heroes of faith
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  • and the amazing accomplishments.
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  • The Bible says
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  • that some of them
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  • defeated armies and the odds
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  • were stacked against them.
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  • Some of them took cities.
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  • Some of them accomplished things
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  • like raising the dead
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  • and performing miracles
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  • like Elijah
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  • when he prayed and rain,
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  • after three years of famine,
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  • began to pour from heaven
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  • at the sound of his prayer
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  • and his faith.
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  • And yet, in the middle
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  • of all of these
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  • amazing accomplishments,
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  • we see three names
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  • that I've highlighted
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  • that really seem out of place.
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  • They really should not be there
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  • in the Hall of Fame,
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  • Hebrews 11.
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  • They don't fit the hero status
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  • except for one thing
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  • that they did.
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  • The one thing is common in both,
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  • in all three of these people,
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  • in all three of these groups.
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  • And that one thing
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  • was the thing in God's eyes
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  • that made them notable.
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  • And He said, "I want them
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  • in My book of heroes,"
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  • Hebrews 11, is all three of them
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  • saved their family.
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  • They didn't have mega miracles.
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  • They didn't have megachurches.
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  • They didn't have mega faith
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  • to take cities
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  • or to conquer giants
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  • or to defeat odds of thousands
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  • of soldiers coming against them
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  • like some of the men
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  • in Hebrews 11.
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  • But these people had faith
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  • and they were heroes
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  • in God's eyes
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  • because their faith
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  • caused not only
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  • that they would be saved
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  • but that their families
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  • would be saved.
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  • And God says,
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  • "That's important to Me".
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  • That you need, number one,
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  • to be saved.
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  • And the most important thing
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  • that you can do once you get
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  • saved is to make sure
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  • that your family is saved.
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  • I don't want to get
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  • to heaven and say,
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  • "I wish my son was here",
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  • "I wish my dad was here",
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  • "I wish my mom was here",
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  • "I wish my daughter was here",
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  • or "my wife was here".
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  • I don't want to get to heaven
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  • and not have my family
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  • with me in heaven.
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  • So the most important thing
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  • for our life,
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  • the way that we become heroes
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  • in God's eyes
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  • is not just when
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  • we do some magnificent thing
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  • for His kingdom
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  • and for His glory,
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  • but when it becomes real
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  • and focused
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  • and it affects our own families.
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  • That is greatness in God's eyes.
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  • God thinks
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  • if you're getting
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  • your family saved
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  • that you're doing something
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  • just as great as Samson,
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  • just as great as Gideon,
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  • just as great as David,
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  • just as great as Abraham.
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  • If you are teaching
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  • and winning and bringing
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  • and causing your family
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  • to know who Jesus is, God says,
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  • "You're a family hero
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  • in My eyes,"
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  • and what you're doing
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  • is just as great as what
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  • all of those people did
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  • that I just described.
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  • They deserved to be
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  • in God's Hall of Fame,
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  • right next to people
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  • who did big, magnificent things.
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  • And all they did
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  • was win their families.
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  • First of all,
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  • I want us to look at Rahab.
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  • It's so shocking to see Rahab.
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  • And the Bible says it plain --
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  • the harlot; is mentioned
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  • in Hebrews 11.
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  • She was a harlot.
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  • She was a prostitute.
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  • She, in our modern times,
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  • would be a stripper
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  • or a dance, a lap dancer.
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  • And that's very plain
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  • and rude almost to say
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  • that in a public audience.
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  • And yet, God put that detail
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  • so that He could say to anybody
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  • listening to me
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  • that there is nothing
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  • in your family's background
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  • that is more powerful
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  • than God's grace
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  • and God's mercy,
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  • and it doesn't matter
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  • where you came from,
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  • God can turn you and your family
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  • into heroes
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  • for His kingdom's sake
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  • because Rahab
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  • didn't just get
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  • in Hebrews 11 as a harlot.
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  • When you find her in Matthew 1
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  • in the genealogy of Jesus,
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  • it doesn't say
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  • "the harlot Rahab",
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  • it just says Rahab.
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  • What happened?
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  • Grace covered her past
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  • and grace took a messed up,
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  • dysfunctional family
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  • and made them
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  • cause Jesus Christ,
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  • to play a part in Jesus Christ
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  • coming into the earth.
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  • You remember the story,
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  • the two spies.
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  • Everybody say, "Two spies".
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  • The two is the number
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  • of witnesses.
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  • The Bible said in Corinthians
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  • that "out of the mouth
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  • of two or three witnesses
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  • every word must be established",
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  • so two has to do with the fact
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  • that they were coming
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  • to her house
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  • and they realized
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  • that the king was on to them.
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  • They were spying out
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  • the city of Jericho
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  • before Joshua
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  • and his army took it.
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  • And when the king heard
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  • that there were strangers
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  • in the city,
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  • they knew they had to hide
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  • and they came
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  • to the harlot's house.
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  • And they said, "We are here
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  • and we need you to hide us
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  • in your house".
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  • And she said,
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  • "Let's make a deal".
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  • She said, "I will hide you
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  • in my house if you will give me
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  • what I ask you".
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  • And she could have asked
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  • for money,
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  • she could have asked for titles,
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  • she could have asked
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  • for property.
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  • She asked for none
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  • of those things.
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  • When she was able
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  • to ask whatever she wanted,
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  • notice what she asked for.
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  • She said, "I want you
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  • to save me and I want you
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  • to save all my household."
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  • And then she starts
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  • naming it in Joshua.
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  • She says, "I want you
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  • to save my father, my mother,
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  • my brothers, my..."
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  • Isn't that something?
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  • A prostitute
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  • has the audacity to say,
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  • "I know my family's messed up,
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  • I know I'm bad,
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  • I know we have
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  • a terrible reputation;
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  • but if I take you in,
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  • you represent the promise
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  • of household salvation
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  • and if I hide you in my house,
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  • if I hear the word
  • 00:08:56.070 --> 00:08:57.200
  • that says me and my house
  • 00:08:57.200 --> 00:08:59.030
  • can be saved
  • 00:08:59.030 --> 00:09:00.170
  • and I dare take you in
  • 00:09:00.170 --> 00:09:02.120
  • and hide you,
  • 00:09:02.120 --> 00:09:03.010
  • you've got to promise me
  • 00:09:03.010 --> 00:09:04.200
  • that you will save not only me
  • 00:09:04.200 --> 00:09:07.010
  • but I want all my family,
  • 00:09:07.010 --> 00:09:09.050
  • all of 'em in the house saved".
  • 00:09:09.050 --> 00:09:11.200
  • And they said,
  • 00:09:11.200 --> 00:09:12.140
  • "You let us out of this window
  • 00:09:12.140 --> 00:09:14.220
  • with a rope
  • 00:09:14.220 --> 00:09:16.180
  • and tie a scarlet cord
  • 00:09:16.180 --> 00:09:19.070
  • on the window
  • 00:09:19.070 --> 00:09:20.090
  • that you let us out of,"
  • 00:09:20.090 --> 00:09:21.260
  • and then, notice what they said,
  • 00:09:21.260 --> 00:09:23.120
  • "get your family in the house
  • 00:09:23.120 --> 00:09:25.150
  • and make sure they stay
  • 00:09:25.150 --> 00:09:26.260
  • in the house".
  • 00:09:26.260 --> 00:09:28.080
  • Your job is to fasten the cord.
  • 00:09:28.220 --> 00:09:31.220
  • That word fasten
  • 00:09:31.220 --> 00:09:32.250
  • means to nail it down.
  • 00:09:32.250 --> 00:09:34.270
  • And then, make sure you keep
  • 00:09:34.270 --> 00:09:37.040
  • your family in the house.
  • 00:09:37.040 --> 00:09:39.030
  • All she did
  • 00:09:39.030 --> 00:09:40.070
  • to be a family hero was got,
  • 00:09:40.070 --> 00:09:42.110
  • she got her family in the house.
  • 00:09:42.240 --> 00:09:45.240
  • And the house represents church.
  • 00:09:46.020 --> 00:09:49.020
  • And God says, "You are raised
  • 00:09:49.050 --> 00:09:52.050
  • to hero status if you can get
  • 00:09:52.070 --> 00:09:55.070
  • your family in the house,"
  • 00:09:55.070 --> 00:09:58.010
  • because in the house,
  • 00:09:58.010 --> 00:09:59.080
  • there's miracles
  • 00:09:59.080 --> 00:10:00.090
  • and in the house,
  • 00:10:00.090 --> 00:10:01.080
  • there's protection
  • 00:10:01.080 --> 00:10:02.110
  • and in the house,
  • 00:10:02.110 --> 00:10:03.210
  • under the blood,
  • 00:10:03.210 --> 00:10:04.230
  • the red scarlet cord,
  • 00:10:04.230 --> 00:10:06.240
  • there is salvation,
  • 00:10:06.240 --> 00:10:08.020
  • there is deliverance,
  • 00:10:08.020 --> 00:10:09.120
  • there is freedom,
  • 00:10:09.120 --> 00:10:10.160
  • there is all that you need.
  • 00:10:10.160 --> 00:10:13.010
  • But you've got to get 'em
  • 00:10:13.010 --> 00:10:14.040
  • in the house.
  • 00:10:14.040 --> 00:10:16.190
  • Parents, your job
  • 00:10:16.220 --> 00:10:19.220
  • is to get 'em in the house.
  • 00:10:20.100 --> 00:10:23.100
  • Church should not be optional.
  • 00:10:23.100 --> 00:10:25.130
  • Church is not something
  • 00:10:25.130 --> 00:10:26.250
  • you hit, skip, and miss.
  • 00:10:26.250 --> 00:10:28.100
  • Church is not something
  • 00:10:28.100 --> 00:10:30.110
  • that is the lesser
  • 00:10:30.110 --> 00:10:31.000
  • of the priorities.
  • 00:10:31.000 --> 00:10:32.250
  • This is life or death.
  • 00:10:32.250 --> 00:10:34.270
  • This is talking about
  • 00:10:34.270 --> 00:10:35.240
  • your family making it to heaven.
  • 00:10:35.240 --> 00:10:37.290
  • What could be more important?
  • 00:10:37.290 --> 00:10:39.210
  • Soccer isn't more important.
  • 00:10:39.210 --> 00:10:41.170
  • Ball games
  • 00:10:41.170 --> 00:10:42.060
  • aren't more important.
  • 00:10:42.060 --> 00:10:43.180
  • Nothing the world has to offer
  • 00:10:43.180 --> 00:10:45.070
  • is more important.
  • 00:10:45.070 --> 00:10:46.210
  • When you know that your family
  • 00:10:46.210 --> 00:10:48.210
  • is saved and you are saved,
  • 00:10:48.210 --> 00:10:50.150
  • you are a hero
  • 00:10:50.150 --> 00:10:53.010
  • and you are a success.
  • 00:10:53.010 --> 00:10:55.130
  • No matter what else
  • 00:10:55.130 --> 00:10:56.160
  • you don't do,
  • 00:10:56.160 --> 00:10:57.170
  • if you do that,
  • 00:10:57.170 --> 00:10:59.000
  • She was a hero.
  • 00:11:05.090 --> 00:11:07.170
  • She saved her family.
  • 00:11:07.170 --> 00:11:08.220
  • And all she did was make sure
  • 00:11:08.220 --> 00:11:09.210
  • they were in the house.
  • 00:11:09.210 --> 00:11:12.140
  • Are your kids in KidPak?
  • 00:11:12.140 --> 00:11:14.150
  • Your kids in Youth Group?
  • 00:11:14.150 --> 00:11:16.210
  • Your kids in --
  • 00:11:16.210 --> 00:11:17.260
  • Now, let me tell you
  • 00:11:17.260 --> 00:11:18.240
  • about another one --
  • 00:11:18.240 --> 00:11:19.210
  • Noah.
  • 00:11:19.210 --> 00:11:21.100
  • Noah didn't do
  • 00:11:21.100 --> 00:11:23.180
  • anything but save eight people
  • 00:11:23.180 --> 00:11:25.170
  • his whole life.
  • 00:11:25.170 --> 00:11:26.180
  • God gave him a commission
  • 00:11:26.180 --> 00:11:27.240
  • when he had 500 candles
  • 00:11:27.240 --> 00:11:29.060
  • on his birthday cake,
  • 00:11:29.060 --> 00:11:31.280
  • which tells me some of you
  • 00:11:31.280 --> 00:11:33.020
  • are sitting out there
  • 00:11:33.020 --> 00:11:33.180
  • and saying, "I waited too late,
  • 00:11:33.180 --> 00:11:35.140
  • I lived in sin,
  • 00:11:35.140 --> 00:11:36.000
  • I didn't bring 'em to church
  • 00:11:36.000 --> 00:11:36.250
  • and it's too late."
  • 00:11:36.250 --> 00:11:37.150
  • Not it's not.
  • 00:11:37.150 --> 00:11:38.040
  • Noah's got a message for you.
  • 00:11:38.040 --> 00:11:39.190
  • Noah was 500 when God said,
  • 00:11:39.190 --> 00:11:42.000
  • "I need you to build an ark
  • 00:11:42.000 --> 00:11:43.080
  • for the saving of your family".
  • 00:11:43.080 --> 00:11:45.240
  • His kids were grown.
  • 00:11:45.240 --> 00:11:48.080
  • And God said,
  • 00:11:48.080 --> 00:11:48.270
  • "It's never too late
  • 00:11:48.270 --> 00:11:49.240
  • to save your family".
  • 00:11:49.240 --> 00:11:51.120
  • It's never too late
  • 00:11:51.120 --> 00:11:52.090
  • to build an ark of safety.
  • 00:11:52.090 --> 00:11:54.060
  • It's never too late
  • 00:11:54.060 --> 00:11:55.110
  • to see God intervene and cleanse
  • 00:11:55.110 --> 00:11:57.240
  • your family of the sins
  • 00:11:57.240 --> 00:11:59.220
  • of generations.
  • 00:12:00.070 --> 00:12:03.070
  • And so, he said,
  • 00:12:03.070 --> 00:12:04.190
  • "God, what do You
  • 00:12:04.190 --> 00:12:05.060
  • want me to do,"
  • 00:12:05.060 --> 00:12:05.250
  • and God said,
  • 00:12:05.250 --> 00:12:06.140
  • "I want you to build an ark
  • 00:12:06.140 --> 00:12:08.270
  • for the saving of your family".
  • 00:12:08.270 --> 00:12:10.290
  • He had eight family members.
  • 00:12:10.290 --> 00:12:13.170
  • And I love the fact
  • 00:12:13.170 --> 00:12:14.130
  • that when he started
  • 00:12:14.130 --> 00:12:15.200
  • building that ark,
  • 00:12:15.200 --> 00:12:16.230
  • your Bible says
  • 00:12:16.230 --> 00:12:17.100
  • he made his children
  • 00:12:17.100 --> 00:12:18.200
  • get involved in ark building.
  • 00:12:18.200 --> 00:12:21.030
  • So the reason,
  • 00:12:21.030 --> 00:12:23.200
  • and the great thing
  • 00:12:23.200 --> 00:12:24.270
  • that he did,
  • 00:12:24.270 --> 00:12:25.170
  • and the reason he was a hero
  • 00:12:25.170 --> 00:12:27.090
  • is Rahab got her family
  • 00:12:27.090 --> 00:12:29.030
  • in the house, in the church,
  • 00:12:29.030 --> 00:12:31.140
  • but he got his family
  • 00:12:31.140 --> 00:12:32.270
  • involved in the work
  • 00:12:32.270 --> 00:12:34.100
  • of the church,
  • 00:12:34.100 --> 00:12:35.290
  • the work of the kingdom.
  • 00:12:35.290 --> 00:12:38.020
  • Every one of those children
  • 00:12:38.020 --> 00:12:39.010
  • grew up with a little hammer
  • 00:12:39.010 --> 00:12:40.080
  • and nail and saw.
  • 00:12:40.080 --> 00:12:42.190
  • And while other families
  • 00:12:42.190 --> 00:12:43.190
  • were preoccupied
  • 00:12:43.190 --> 00:12:44.220
  • with other things,
  • 00:12:44.220 --> 00:12:46.050
  • their children
  • 00:12:46.050 --> 00:12:46.230
  • were involved in building
  • 00:12:46.230 --> 00:12:48.050
  • the church, the ark.
  • 00:12:48.050 --> 00:12:51.010
  • They had 'em involved in KidPak.
  • 00:12:51.010 --> 00:12:52.210
  • They had 'em involved
  • 00:12:52.210 --> 00:12:53.070
  • in Youth Ministry.
  • 00:12:53.070 --> 00:12:54.080
  • They had 'em involved
  • 00:12:54.080 --> 00:12:55.160
  • in the music.
  • 00:12:55.160 --> 00:12:56.150
  • They had 'em involved
  • 00:12:56.150 --> 00:12:57.010
  • in the drama.
  • 00:12:57.010 --> 00:12:58.260
  • They had 'em involved
  • 00:12:58.260 --> 00:13:00.030
  • in all kinds of --
  • 00:13:00.030 --> 00:13:01.170
  • They had 'em running cameras.
  • 00:13:01.170 --> 00:13:03.080
  • That's what
  • 00:13:03.080 --> 00:13:04.130
  • I'm preaching to you.
  • 00:13:04.130 --> 00:13:05.070
  • One of the keys to seeing
  • 00:13:05.070 --> 00:13:07.020
  • your family saved
  • 00:13:07.020 --> 00:13:08.010
  • is get 'em involved.
  • 00:13:08.010 --> 00:13:10.280
  • Insist on it.
  • 00:13:10.280 --> 00:13:13.090
  • When I think
  • 00:13:13.090 --> 00:13:13.210
  • about boat-building,
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:15.230
  • I think about the fact
  • 00:13:15.230 --> 00:13:16.230
  • that if you're not building
  • 00:13:16.230 --> 00:13:19.180
  • that ark of salvation
  • 00:13:19.180 --> 00:13:20.260
  • every time you come to church,
  • 00:13:20.260 --> 00:13:22.150
  • every time you tithe,
  • 00:13:22.150 --> 00:13:23.180
  • every time you worship,
  • 00:13:23.180 --> 00:13:25.030
  • every time you prioritize
  • 00:13:25.030 --> 00:13:26.230
  • the Lord's Day
  • 00:13:26.230 --> 00:13:27.240
  • and you teach by example,
  • 00:13:27.240 --> 00:13:29.130
  • your children,
  • 00:13:29.130 --> 00:13:30.000
  • we go to church,
  • 00:13:30.000 --> 00:13:31.150
  • you're building an ark of safety
  • 00:13:31.150 --> 00:13:33.100
  • for your family.
  • 00:13:34.010 --> 00:13:37.010
  • I don't want my children,
  • 00:13:37.010 --> 00:13:38.230
  • when judgment comes
  • 00:13:38.230 --> 00:13:39.270
  • on this earth,
  • 00:13:39.270 --> 00:13:41.140
  • to be treading water
  • 00:13:41.140 --> 00:13:42.210
  • or grabbing for driftwood.
  • 00:13:42.210 --> 00:13:44.200
  • I want to have,
  • 00:13:44.200 --> 00:13:46.040
  • by the time I release them,
  • 00:13:46.040 --> 00:13:48.040
  • at least I provided an ark
  • 00:13:48.040 --> 00:13:50.190
  • of safety that they know
  • 00:13:50.190 --> 00:13:52.080
  • what truth is.
  • 00:13:54.230 --> 00:13:57.230
  • You see, that old boat
  • 00:13:57.270 --> 00:14:00.290
  • was rectangular.
  • 00:14:00.290 --> 00:14:02.120
  • It was ugly; 75 feet long --
  • 00:14:02.140 --> 00:14:05.140
  • God gave the design of it.
  • 00:14:05.140 --> 00:14:06.260
  • God didn't say
  • 00:14:06.260 --> 00:14:07.060
  • build it like you feel.
  • 00:14:07.060 --> 00:14:09.030
  • He said, "Here's how you do it;
  • 00:14:09.030 --> 00:14:10.060
  • do it exactly like
  • 00:14:10.060 --> 00:14:11.180
  • I tell you...70 feet long,
  • 00:14:11.180 --> 00:14:13.160
  • 45 feet wide, 35 feet high,
  • 00:14:13.220 --> 00:14:16.220
  • three decks not four.
  • 00:14:16.220 --> 00:14:18.140
  • If you build four,
  • 00:14:18.140 --> 00:14:19.030
  • it'll tip over.
  • 00:14:19.030 --> 00:14:20.030
  • I'm building this boat
  • 00:14:20.030 --> 00:14:21.100
  • for the storm.
  • 00:14:21.100 --> 00:14:23.050
  • I'm building this..."
  • 00:14:23.050 --> 00:14:24.210
  • This is the good
  • 00:14:24.210 --> 00:14:25.080
  • ol' gospel ship.
  • 00:14:25.080 --> 00:14:26.120
  • This ain't
  • 00:14:26.120 --> 00:14:26.250
  • the little cruise liner.
  • 00:14:26.250 --> 00:14:28.020
  • This isn't your little
  • 00:14:28.020 --> 00:14:28.230
  • party ship.
  • 00:14:28.230 --> 00:14:30.280
  • This is --
  • 00:14:30.280 --> 00:14:31.250
  • This one's built for the storms
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:34.160
  • that are going to come
  • 00:14:34.160 --> 00:14:35.050
  • to every family,
  • 00:14:35.050 --> 00:14:36.120
  • and you build this ark
  • 00:14:36.120 --> 00:14:37.150
  • and you'll survive the storm.
  • 00:14:37.150 --> 00:14:39.190
  • By the way, that ark
  • 00:14:39.190 --> 00:14:40.190
  • was pitched on the outside
  • 00:14:40.190 --> 00:14:43.020
  • with tar and on the inside.
  • 00:14:43.220 --> 00:14:46.220
  • Can you imagine?
  • 00:14:46.220 --> 00:14:48.000
  • I love the fact
  • 00:14:48.000 --> 00:14:48.230
  • that if it's pitched
  • 00:14:48.230 --> 00:14:49.260
  • on the outside,
  • 00:14:49.260 --> 00:14:51.060
  • you better have it
  • 00:14:51.060 --> 00:14:52.030
  • on the inside;
  • 00:14:52.030 --> 00:14:53.170
  • that if you want to see
  • 00:14:53.170 --> 00:14:54.160
  • your family saved,
  • 00:14:54.160 --> 00:14:55.140
  • what you're pitching publicly
  • 00:14:55.140 --> 00:14:57.120
  • better be what
  • 00:14:57.120 --> 00:14:58.100
  • you're living privately.
  • 00:14:58.100 --> 00:15:00.110
  • And it's not enough
  • 00:15:00.110 --> 00:15:01.090
  • to be sealed up on the outside
  • 00:15:01.090 --> 00:15:03.110
  • and come one day a week
  • 00:15:03.110 --> 00:15:05.150
  • on Sunday and raise your hands.
  • 00:15:05.150 --> 00:15:07.050
  • But if those kids
  • 00:15:07.050 --> 00:15:08.000
  • don't see you pitched
  • 00:15:08.000 --> 00:15:09.170
  • Monday through Saturday
  • 00:15:09.170 --> 00:15:11.010
  • and see you read the Bible
  • 00:15:11.010 --> 00:15:12.220
  • and see you pray
  • 00:15:12.220 --> 00:15:14.010
  • and see you call on Jesus --
  • 00:15:14.010 --> 00:15:15.180
  • Are you just pitched public ally
  • 00:15:15.180 --> 00:15:17.220
  • or are you pitched privately?
  • 00:15:18.110 --> 00:15:21.110
  • And I'm so thankful
  • 00:15:21.110 --> 00:15:22.280
  • that when Jesus
  • 00:15:22.280 --> 00:15:23.250
  • comes again in judgment
  • 00:15:23.250 --> 00:15:25.290
  • and covers this earth,
  • 00:15:25.290 --> 00:15:27.120
  • if we do what Noah did,
  • 00:15:27.120 --> 00:15:30.110
  • we too will rise.
  • 00:15:30.110 --> 00:15:32.020
  • But it won't be just us;
  • 00:15:32.020 --> 00:15:33.280
  • it will be our family.
  • 00:15:33.280 --> 00:15:36.150
  • And if I can get
  • 00:15:36.150 --> 00:15:37.100
  • my family to heaven,
  • 00:15:37.100 --> 00:15:38.190
  • I am a success.
  • 00:15:38.190 --> 00:15:41.030
  • It means more
  • 00:15:41.030 --> 00:15:41.280
  • to me than money.
  • 00:15:41.280 --> 00:15:43.290
  • It means more to me
  • 00:15:43.290 --> 00:15:45.080
  • than houses and land.
  • 00:15:45.080 --> 00:15:47.140
  • It means more to me than cars
  • 00:15:47.140 --> 00:15:49.150
  • and material things.
  • 00:15:49.150 --> 00:15:52.000
  • It means everything
  • 00:15:52.000 --> 00:15:53.270
  • to get my family
  • 00:15:53.270 --> 00:15:56.110
  • ready for the coming
  • 00:15:56.110 --> 00:15:57.230
  • of the Lord.
  • 00:15:57.230 --> 00:15:59.220
  • Clap your hands
  • 00:15:59.220 --> 00:16:00.070
  • and say amen, somebody.
  • 00:16:00.070 --> 00:16:02.250
  • He was a success
  • 00:16:04.000 --> 00:16:07.000
  • because he got his family
  • 00:16:07.000 --> 00:16:08.240
  • involved in the cause of God.
  • 00:16:08.240 --> 00:16:11.180
  • She was a success, Rahab,
  • 00:16:11.180 --> 00:16:14.030
  • because she got her family
  • 00:16:14.030 --> 00:16:16.080
  • in the house.
  • 00:16:16.080 --> 00:16:18.050
  • And lastly,
  • 00:16:18.050 --> 00:16:20.200
  • I want to talk about
  • 00:16:21.080 --> 00:16:24.080
  • Moses' parents
  • 00:16:24.210 --> 00:16:27.210
  • because the Bible said
  • 00:16:27.210 --> 00:16:29.190
  • that he had a father
  • 00:16:29.190 --> 00:16:30.180
  • and a mother --
  • 00:16:30.180 --> 00:16:31.070
  • We're given their names
  • 00:16:31.070 --> 00:16:31.290
  • in the book of Exodus.
  • 00:16:32.040 --> 00:16:35.040
  • I think the man's name
  • 00:16:35.040 --> 00:16:36.110
  • was Amram.
  • 00:16:36.110 --> 00:16:38.070
  • That was Moses' father.
  • 00:16:38.070 --> 00:16:40.260
  • And his mother
  • 00:16:40.260 --> 00:16:42.080
  • was named Jochebed.
  • 00:16:42.090 --> 00:16:45.090
  • They were phenomenal parents.
  • 00:16:45.090 --> 00:16:47.030
  • Now, listen to me.
  • 00:16:47.030 --> 00:16:48.140
  • All they did was when the,
  • 00:16:48.140 --> 00:16:51.060
  • Pharaoh put out a decree
  • 00:16:51.060 --> 00:16:53.200
  • to kill all the boys,
  • 00:16:53.200 --> 00:16:56.150
  • the Bible said
  • 00:16:56.150 --> 00:16:58.180
  • that they did not agree
  • 00:16:58.200 --> 00:17:01.220
  • like other families
  • 00:17:01.220 --> 00:17:03.160
  • to turn their child over,
  • 00:17:03.160 --> 00:17:05.150
  • but they hid him.
  • 00:17:07.170 --> 00:17:10.170
  • If you want to be a family hero,
  • 00:17:11.050 --> 00:17:14.050
  • hide your family.
  • 00:17:14.050 --> 00:17:16.030
  • Don't let their innocent
  • 00:17:16.030 --> 00:17:17.280
  • little ears and eyes be exposed.
  • 00:17:18.070 --> 00:17:21.070
  • I know you can't
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  • hide 'em forever.
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  • I know they're going to go off
  • 00:17:22.290 --> 00:17:24.160
  • and go to college
  • 00:17:24.160 --> 00:17:25.070
  • and all of that,
  • 00:17:25.070 --> 00:17:26.010
  • but in the formative years
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  • that you have them,
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  • you are to hide them.
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  • You are to shelter them.
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  • You are to guard them.
  • 00:17:33.280 --> 00:17:36.030
  • You are to make sure
  • 00:17:36.030 --> 00:17:38.010
  • that their eyes
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  • and their ears and their mind,
  • 00:17:39.010 --> 00:17:40.220
  • their heart --
  • 00:17:40.220 --> 00:17:41.110
  • these little bitty children,
  • 00:17:41.110 --> 00:17:43.260
  • don't expose them to things
  • 00:17:43.260 --> 00:17:46.140
  • that they don't need to see
  • 00:17:46.180 --> 00:17:49.180
  • and they don't need to hear
  • 00:17:49.180 --> 00:17:51.050
  • and they don't need to know.
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  • Keep them.
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  • Hide them.
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  • Have some convictions.
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  • Have something about you
  • 00:17:56.060 --> 00:17:58.050
  • that says we're going
  • 00:17:58.050 --> 00:18:00.070
  • to have some modesty,
  • 00:18:00.070 --> 00:18:01.110
  • we're going to have some purity.
  • 00:18:01.110 --> 00:18:03.000
  • Hide them from cussing
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  • and filthy language
  • 00:18:05.010 --> 00:18:06.110
  • in your home.
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  • Hide them
  • 00:18:07.130 --> 00:18:07.270
  • in those formative years.
  • 00:18:07.270 --> 00:18:09.230
  • And then she said,
  • 00:18:09.230 --> 00:18:10.290
  • at some point,
  • 00:18:10.290 --> 00:18:11.220
  • "I can't hide him anymore;
  • 00:18:11.220 --> 00:18:14.000
  • I've got to release him
  • 00:18:14.000 --> 00:18:14.220
  • into the Egyptian system.
  • 00:18:14.250 --> 00:18:17.250
  • But I'm going to make him
  • 00:18:17.250 --> 00:18:18.250
  • a little basket out of bulrush."
  • 00:18:21.290 --> 00:18:24.290
  • And bulrush is something
  • 00:18:24.290 --> 00:18:26.080
  • that alligators are allergic to.
  • 00:18:28.060 --> 00:18:31.060
  • And she said,
  • 00:18:31.060 --> 00:18:31.240
  • "I'm going to send him down
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  • the river
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  • into the Egyptian system;
  • 00:18:34.000 --> 00:18:37.000
  • but what I build and wrap around
  • 00:18:37.000 --> 00:18:38.270
  • in that little basket,
  • 00:18:38.270 --> 00:18:41.030
  • my faith, my prayers,
  • 00:18:41.030 --> 00:18:43.090
  • my lifestyle,
  • 00:18:43.090 --> 00:18:45.010
  • my example is going to so go
  • 00:18:45.160 --> 00:18:48.160
  • with him that when he gets
  • 00:18:48.160 --> 00:18:50.220
  • down there and they teach him
  • 00:18:50.220 --> 00:18:52.110
  • in Egypt there's 800 gods
  • 00:18:52.110 --> 00:18:54.090
  • and he ought to worship
  • 00:18:54.090 --> 00:18:55.050
  • all of 'em,
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:55.290
  • he's going to be the man
  • 00:18:55.290 --> 00:18:57.060
  • that will write,
  • 00:18:57.060 --> 00:18:58.150
  • 'In the beginning was God'.
  • 00:18:59.060 --> 00:19:02.080
  • He's going to be the man
  • 00:19:02.080 --> 00:19:03.130
  • that's going to write
  • 00:19:03.130 --> 00:19:04.080
  • in Deuteronomy 6,
  • 00:19:04.080 --> 00:19:05.140
  • 'Behold the Lord our God
  • 00:19:05.140 --> 00:19:07.020
  • is one Lord'."
  • 00:19:07.020 --> 00:19:08.250
  • He's going to be the one
  • 00:19:08.250 --> 00:19:10.120
  • that's going to write Genesis
  • 00:19:10.120 --> 00:19:12.000
  • and Exodus and Numbers,
  • 00:19:12.000 --> 00:19:13.270
  • the first five books
  • 00:19:13.270 --> 00:19:15.260
  • of the Bible
  • 00:19:15.260 --> 00:19:16.080
  • was written by Moses and
  • 00:19:16.080 --> 00:19:17.210
  • he was educated in Egypt
  • 00:19:17.210 --> 00:19:19.280
  • but the basket
  • 00:19:19.280 --> 00:19:20.280
  • that his mother built for him,
  • 00:19:20.280 --> 00:19:22.180
  • in the time that she hid him,
  • 00:19:22.180 --> 00:19:24.100
  • in the time
  • 00:19:24.100 --> 00:19:24.250
  • that she mentored him,
  • 00:19:24.250 --> 00:19:25.290
  • in the time
  • 00:19:25.290 --> 00:19:26.240
  • that she babysat him --
  • 00:19:26.240 --> 00:19:28.120
  • And she did
  • 00:19:28.120 --> 00:19:29.280
  • and I don't have time
  • 00:19:29.280 --> 00:19:30.230
  • to tell that.
  • 00:19:30.230 --> 00:19:31.120
  • Read your Bible.
  • 00:19:31.120 --> 00:19:32.040
  • But she got to keep him
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  • and was paid
  • 00:19:33.190 --> 00:19:34.040
  • by Pharaoh's daughter
  • 00:19:34.040 --> 00:19:35.070
  • to keep him and feed him.
  • 00:19:36.170 --> 00:19:39.170
  • And she wasn't
  • 00:19:39.170 --> 00:19:40.010
  • just feeding him milk.
  • 00:19:40.010 --> 00:19:41.230
  • She was feeding him
  • 00:19:41.230 --> 00:19:42.090
  • and whispering,
  • 00:19:42.090 --> 00:19:43.040
  • "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus".
  • 00:19:43.040 --> 00:19:45.110
  • And it got in that boy;
  • 00:19:45.110 --> 00:19:46.250
  • and when he got old enough,
  • 00:19:46.250 --> 00:19:48.190
  • he said, "I'd rather
  • 00:19:48.190 --> 00:19:49.230
  • have the reproach
  • 00:19:49.230 --> 00:19:51.120
  • with God's people than to live
  • 00:19:51.120 --> 00:19:53.290
  • in the palace with Pharaoh."
  • 00:19:55.190 --> 00:19:58.190
  • Somebody shout right now
  • 00:19:58.190 --> 00:20:01.010
  • if you believe there's power
  • 00:20:01.010 --> 00:20:01.260
  • - I preached in South Africa
  • 00:20:08.230 --> 00:20:10.080
  • one time, and the pastor took me
  • 00:20:10.080 --> 00:20:12.110
  • and Cherise on a safari
  • 00:20:12.110 --> 00:20:14.240
  • after we preached
  • 00:20:14.240 --> 00:20:15.130
  • the conference.
  • 00:20:15.230 --> 00:20:18.230
  • And one thing they tell you
  • 00:20:18.230 --> 00:20:20.010
  • about gazelles
  • 00:20:20.010 --> 00:20:22.020
  • is they have a secret code
  • 00:20:22.020 --> 00:20:24.150
  • to the fawns,
  • 00:20:24.150 --> 00:20:26.000
  • their babies, the baby deer;
  • 00:20:28.150 --> 00:20:31.150
  • that the adults
  • 00:20:31.150 --> 00:20:32.090
  • have little spots
  • 00:20:32.090 --> 00:20:34.000
  • or brown places on their ears,
  • 00:20:34.000 --> 00:20:36.100
  • on the back of their ears.
  • 00:20:36.100 --> 00:20:39.050
  • And the reason that is so
  • 00:20:39.050 --> 00:20:41.240
  • is because when
  • 00:20:41.240 --> 00:20:43.190
  • they're in high grass
  • 00:20:43.190 --> 00:20:46.120
  • and sometimes
  • 00:20:46.120 --> 00:20:46.260
  • that grass grows up
  • 00:20:46.260 --> 00:20:48.130
  • this high where they feed,
  • 00:20:48.200 --> 00:20:51.200
  • that they can just,
  • 00:20:51.200 --> 00:20:52.190
  • the parents --
  • 00:20:52.190 --> 00:20:53.070
  • Look at me just a moment.
  • 00:20:53.070 --> 00:20:54.070
  • The parents can blend
  • 00:20:54.070 --> 00:20:55.260
  • into the atmosphere
  • 00:20:55.260 --> 00:20:57.030
  • or the environment
  • 00:20:57.030 --> 00:20:58.040
  • so much so
  • 00:20:58.040 --> 00:20:59.170
  • that the little fawns
  • 00:20:59.170 --> 00:21:01.130
  • can't see their,
  • 00:21:01.130 --> 00:21:04.060
  • the mother deer
  • 00:21:04.060 --> 00:21:05.140
  • and the father deer.
  • 00:21:05.140 --> 00:21:07.230
  • But if they have those marks
  • 00:21:07.230 --> 00:21:09.080
  • of distinction,
  • 00:21:09.080 --> 00:21:10.100
  • when they lift their head
  • 00:21:10.100 --> 00:21:12.060
  • and perk up their ears,
  • 00:21:12.060 --> 00:21:14.130
  • they know there's a lion
  • 00:21:14.130 --> 00:21:16.110
  • approaching and they will stop
  • 00:21:16.110 --> 00:21:18.270
  • and quickly shift directions.
  • 00:21:18.270 --> 00:21:20.260
  • And even though it's hard
  • 00:21:20.260 --> 00:21:23.100
  • to see them
  • 00:21:23.100 --> 00:21:24.060
  • because of the environment
  • 00:21:24.060 --> 00:21:25.060
  • they're in,
  • 00:21:25.060 --> 00:21:25.230
  • those marks of distinction
  • 00:21:25.230 --> 00:21:27.220
  • save the next generation of deer
  • 00:21:29.110 --> 00:21:32.110
  • because the parents
  • 00:21:32.110 --> 00:21:33.090
  • have marks of distinction.
  • 00:21:33.280 --> 00:21:36.280
  • From the lion, they're saved.
  • 00:21:38.270 --> 00:21:41.270
  • Do you, mom and dad,
  • 00:21:41.270 --> 00:21:44.020
  • have marks of distinction
  • 00:21:44.140 --> 00:21:47.140
  • that the little ones
  • 00:21:47.140 --> 00:21:48.260
  • that are following you --
  • 00:21:48.260 --> 00:21:49.250
  • Do you have a walk with God?
  • 00:21:49.250 --> 00:21:52.150
  • Do you have a sanctified
  • 00:21:52.150 --> 00:21:55.090
  • something about you
  • 00:21:55.090 --> 00:21:57.000
  • that when it's all said
  • 00:21:57.000 --> 00:21:58.020
  • and done,
  • 00:21:58.020 --> 00:21:58.200
  • they've seen Jesus
  • 00:21:58.200 --> 00:21:59.170
  • and the example that you follow,
  • 00:21:59.210 --> 00:22:02.230
  • that flees from evil?
  • 00:22:03.200 --> 00:22:06.200
  • Is it being --
  • 00:22:06.200 --> 00:22:08.160
  • Is it being transferred
  • 00:22:08.160 --> 00:22:11.100
  • to a new generation?
  • 00:22:11.170 --> 00:22:14.170
  • You need marks of distinction
  • 00:22:14.170 --> 00:22:16.150
  • that you've been --
  • 00:22:16.150 --> 00:22:17.150
  • The Bible said they took note
  • 00:22:17.150 --> 00:22:18.120
  • of the disciples.
  • 00:22:18.120 --> 00:22:19.130
  • They had been with Jesus.
  • 00:22:19.170 --> 00:22:22.170
  • Whatever the faults are,
  • 00:22:22.170 --> 00:22:23.230
  • and there are many in this dad
  • 00:22:23.230 --> 00:22:25.120
  • and in this husband,
  • 00:22:25.120 --> 00:22:28.060
  • when it's all said and done,
  • 00:22:28.060 --> 00:22:29.060
  • nobody who's lived with me --
  • 00:22:29.060 --> 00:22:31.110
  • and I'm not bragging on myself,
  • 00:22:31.110 --> 00:22:32.250
  • it's the grace of God --
  • 00:22:32.250 --> 00:22:34.000
  • but I can honestly say
  • 00:22:34.000 --> 00:22:35.160
  • I've done my best to live a life
  • 00:22:37.090 --> 00:22:40.090
  • that has marks of distinction
  • 00:22:40.090 --> 00:22:42.140
  • that daddy loved God,
  • 00:22:42.140 --> 00:22:44.260
  • daddy loved God supremely,
  • 00:22:44.280 --> 00:22:47.280
  • daddy lived what he preached,
  • 00:22:47.280 --> 00:22:50.220
  • he didn't pitch
  • 00:22:50.220 --> 00:22:51.160
  • something public ally
  • 00:22:51.160 --> 00:22:52.240
  • and live something
  • 00:22:52.240 --> 00:22:53.230
  • different privately.
  • 00:22:54.150 --> 00:22:57.150
  • And when I'm dead and gone,
  • 00:22:57.150 --> 00:22:59.110
  • my children will have seen
  • 00:22:59.110 --> 00:23:01.090
  • marks of distinction on me
  • 00:23:01.090 --> 00:23:04.020
  • and on their mother.
  • 00:23:04.020 --> 00:23:06.180
  • How 'bout you?
  • 00:23:06.180 --> 00:23:09.070
  • How 'bout you?
  • 00:23:09.070 --> 00:23:11.130
  • Your starting that being
  • 00:23:11.130 --> 00:23:12.240
  • in service right here,
  • 00:23:12.240 --> 00:23:14.050
  • right now.
  • 00:23:14.190 --> 00:23:17.190
  • And God's looking
  • 00:23:17.270 --> 00:23:20.270
  • for family heroes.
  • 00:23:20.270 --> 00:23:23.170
  • It just takes one.
  • 00:23:23.170 --> 00:23:26.140
  • It just takes one
  • 00:23:26.140 --> 00:23:28.040
  • to begin a miracle in a family,
  • 00:23:28.200 --> 00:23:31.200
  • and He's calling you
  • 00:23:31.200 --> 00:23:32.280
  • - In our closing moments
  • 00:23:43.020 --> 00:23:44.050
  • of this program,
  • 00:23:44.050 --> 00:23:45.110
  • I want to share with you
  • 00:23:45.110 --> 00:23:46.160
  • a humbling opportunity
  • 00:23:46.160 --> 00:23:48.290
  • that we have to bless
  • 00:23:48.290 --> 00:23:50.200
  • God's chosen people
  • 00:23:50.200 --> 00:23:52.070
  • and God's chosen land;
  • 00:23:52.070 --> 00:23:53.260
  • the nation of Israel.
  • 00:23:53.260 --> 00:23:56.000
  • Recently, I traveled there
  • 00:23:56.000 --> 00:23:57.200
  • and visited multiple locations
  • 00:23:57.200 --> 00:24:00.140
  • where many Jewish men, women,
  • 00:24:00.140 --> 00:24:02.110
  • and children were facing
  • 00:24:02.110 --> 00:24:04.060
  • horrific circumstances.
  • 00:24:04.060 --> 00:24:06.210
  • Because of terrorism,
  • 00:24:06.210 --> 00:24:08.070
  • their lives have been
  • 00:24:08.070 --> 00:24:09.050
  • forever changed.
  • 00:24:09.050 --> 00:24:10.270
  • In one place we went,
  • 00:24:10.270 --> 00:24:12.110
  • they were being attacked
  • 00:24:12.110 --> 00:24:13.230
  • over, and over, and over.
  • 00:24:13.230 --> 00:24:15.050
  • Missiles were falling,
  • 00:24:15.050 --> 00:24:16.270
  • and fires were being started
  • 00:24:16.270 --> 00:24:18.270
  • because of the dryness
  • 00:24:18.270 --> 00:24:20.200
  • of the season,
  • 00:24:20.200 --> 00:24:22.170
  • things can be ignited,
  • 00:24:22.170 --> 00:24:25.040
  • and blown up,
  • 00:24:25.040 --> 00:24:26.140
  • and destroyed within
  • 00:24:26.140 --> 00:24:27.210
  • a matter of hours.
  • 00:24:27.210 --> 00:24:29.170
  • And they need comfort.
  • 00:24:29.170 --> 00:24:31.090
  • They don't just
  • 00:24:31.090 --> 00:24:31.280
  • need our prayers,
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:33.150
  • they need our support
  • 00:24:33.150 --> 00:24:35.060
  • and I'm believing right now
  • 00:24:35.060 --> 00:24:37.040
  • that we're living
  • 00:24:37.040 --> 00:24:38.050
  • in prophetic times.
  • 00:24:38.050 --> 00:24:40.050
  • Right now, I hear
  • 00:24:40.050 --> 00:24:41.240
  • the Lord saying, "Comfort ye,
  • 00:24:41.240 --> 00:24:44.120
  • comfort ye, My people."
  • 00:24:44.120 --> 00:24:46.130
  • That's Isaiah 40.
  • 00:24:46.130 --> 00:24:48.270
  • "Comfort ye, comfort ye
  • 00:24:48.270 --> 00:24:51.020
  • My people."
  • 00:24:51.020 --> 00:24:52.060
  • You are going to
  • 00:24:52.060 --> 00:24:53.140
  • fulfill prophesy
  • 00:24:53.140 --> 00:24:54.140
  • and I believe
  • 00:24:54.140 --> 00:24:55.030
  • when you do it,
  • 00:24:55.030 --> 00:24:56.080
  • you will reap favor
  • 00:24:56.080 --> 00:24:57.080
  • and blessing
  • 00:24:57.080 --> 00:24:57.220
  • back on your family
  • 00:24:57.220 --> 00:24:59.170
  • that will be phenomenal.
  • 00:24:59.170 --> 00:25:02.090
  • Will you join me?
  • 00:25:02.090 --> 00:25:03.040
  • Don't delay.
  • 00:25:03.040 --> 00:25:03.270
  • Here's my announcer to share
  • 00:25:03.270 --> 00:25:05.230
  • how you can be a part
  • 00:25:05.230 --> 00:25:07.050
  • of this incredible miracle
  • 00:25:07.050 --> 00:25:08.260
  • and opportunity
  • 00:25:08.260 --> 00:25:09.290
  • to bless the nation
  • 00:25:09.290 --> 00:25:11.140
  • - ANNOUNCER: Each year,
  • 00:25:15.000 --> 00:25:15.160
  • thousands of missiles
  • 00:25:15.160 --> 00:25:16.160
  • are fired into the cities,
  • 00:25:16.160 --> 00:25:17.270
  • neighborhoods, and schools
  • 00:25:17.270 --> 00:25:18.280
  • And in Eshkol,
  • 00:25:20.220 --> 00:25:21.200
  • families have just 15 seconds
  • 00:25:21.200 --> 00:25:23.140
  • warning before
  • 00:25:23.140 --> 00:25:24.100
  • the rockets strike.
  • 00:25:24.100 --> 00:25:26.000
  • Fear and anxiety
  • 00:25:26.000 --> 00:25:27.070
  • grip all generations,
  • 00:25:27.070 --> 00:25:28.190
  • but the rate of PTSD
  • 00:25:28.190 --> 00:25:29.240
  • among young children
  • 00:25:29.240 --> 00:25:30.290
  • Now we have a unique opportunity
  • 00:25:34.070 --> 00:25:35.260
  • to help those
  • 00:25:35.260 --> 00:25:36.180
  • experiencing the most
  • 00:25:36.180 --> 00:25:37.170
  • We believe, God is
  • 00:25:39.070 --> 00:25:40.000
  • calling us to build
  • 00:25:40.000 --> 00:25:41.120
  • the Eshkol Region Trauma Center.
  • 00:25:41.120 --> 00:25:43.140
  • Here, residents'll receive
  • 00:25:43.140 --> 00:25:44.190
  • counseling from
  • 00:25:44.190 --> 00:25:45.160
  • trained therapists
  • 00:25:45.160 --> 00:25:46.080
  • in reinforced building,
  • 00:25:46.080 --> 00:25:47.140
  • safe from rocket fire.
  • 00:25:47.140 --> 00:25:49.000
  • It will also serve
  • 00:25:49.000 --> 00:25:49.260
  • as in indoor community center.
  • 00:25:49.260 --> 00:25:51.210
  • Allowing children
  • 00:25:51.210 --> 00:25:52.130
  • to play in safety,
  • 00:25:52.130 --> 00:25:54.070
  • and elderly Holocaust survivors
  • 00:25:54.070 --> 00:25:55.250
  • to spend their days
  • 00:25:55.250 --> 00:25:57.020
  • building the faith
  • 00:25:57.020 --> 00:25:58.020
  • With your generous gift
  • 00:26:00.230 --> 00:26:02.160
  • to provide comfort
  • 00:26:02.160 --> 00:26:03.100
  • to our Jewish
  • 00:26:03.100 --> 00:26:03.230
  • brothers and sisters,
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  • we will send you
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  • "The Prophecy" Gift Set.
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  • For your gift of $161
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  • along with a personalized
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  • Hebrew name certificate,
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  • in a stunning portfolio
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  • to proudly display in your home
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  • for years to come.
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  • Or, for your generous gift
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  • of $1.000 or more,
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  • request "The Light Has Come"
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  • collection.
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  • Including a Yeshua
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  • Hebrew necklace,
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  • your name inscribed
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  • on the "Comfort My People"
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  • And a tree of victory planted
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  • in your honor in the community
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  • Join us as, together,
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  • we fulfill Biblical prophecy
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  • by bringing comfort
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  • to the nation.
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  • Call the number
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  • on the screen,
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  • - At Free Chapel,
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  • our mission is to inspire people
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  • to live for Jesus.
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  • Weekly services are filled
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  • with dynamic worship
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  • and inspiring messages
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  • by Jentezen Franklin
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  • we have annual conferences
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  • for students, women, and couples
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  • to create space for
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  • powerful encounters with God.
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  • Free Chapel
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  • is a church for everyone;
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  • no matter where you are in life,
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  • we have places for you to belong
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  • and grow in your relationship
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  • with Jesus.
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  • If you'd like to learn more
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  • about the church,
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  • - We hope you've enjoyed
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  • this teaching
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  • by Jentezen Franklin,
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  • and thank you
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  • for your continued support
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  • of this ministry.
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  • Your prayers
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  • and financial support
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