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Open My Eyes from Gethsemane

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January 10, 2021
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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Open My Eyes from Gethsemane

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  • - Happy New Year to you
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  • - Happy New Year to youand your family.
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  • and your family.Welcome to Kingdom Connection.
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  • Welcome to Kingdom Connection.We consider it such an honor
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  • We consider it such an honorthat you would decide
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  • that you would decideto join us.
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  • to join us.2020 was a year that none of us
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  • 2020 was a year that none of uswill ever be the same from.
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  • will ever be the same from.We never saw some of the things
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  • We never saw some of the thingscoming that hit our lives,
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  • coming that hit our lives,but God's been faithful
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  • but God's been faithfulthrough it, and here we are
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  • through it, and here we arein a brand new year
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  • in a brand new yearand I believe God is going to
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  • and I believe God is going toopen our eyes to His plan,
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  • open our eyes to His plan,His provision, His protection,
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  • His provision, His protection,and to a divine visitation
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  • and to a divine visitationof revival in the nation
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  • of revival in the nationand the world,
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  • and the world,and in your own life and family.
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  • and in your own life and family.Lean in today, this message
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  • Lean in today, this messagethat I'm preaching from
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  • that I'm preaching fromthe Holy Land
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  • the Holy Landthat I taped there,
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  • that I taped there,I believe is a word that God
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  • I believe is a word that Godis really going to cause
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  • is really going to causeto come alive.
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  • to come alive.It's good news, and I believe
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  • It's good news, and I believeyou're going to be blessed.
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  • - I want to welcome all of
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  • - I want to welcome all ofyou to an amazing experience.
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  • you to an amazing experience.As you know, every year we
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  • As you know, every year webegin a 21-day fast,
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  • begin a 21-day fast,and as you join us
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  • and as you join usfor the program today,
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  • for the program today,we're asking God to open our
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  • we're asking God to open oureyes, that He would
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  • eyes, that He wouldshow us things we have not seen,
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  • show us things we have not seen,that He would show us
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  • that He would show usthe provision, the direction,
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  • the provision, the direction,the protection,
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  • the protection,the visitation
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  • the visitationof His Holy Spirit
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  • of His Holy Spiritin our lives and in our families
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  • in our lives and in our familieslike never before.
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  • like never before.Let me tell you what I'm
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  • Let me tell you what I'mtalking about as we fast
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  • talking about as we fastand as we pray this year.
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  • and as we pray this year.You know, there are four times
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  • You know, there are four timesin the Scripture
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  • in the Scripturethat those words, open my eyes
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  • that those words, open my eyesare used or it says
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  • are used or it saysthe Lord opens someone's eyes.
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  • the Lord opens someone's eyes.It wasn't that they were blind,
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  • It wasn't that they were blind,and they couldn't see
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  • and they couldn't seein these particular texts.
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  • in these particular texts.They had physical eyesight,
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  • They had physical eyesight,but we're talking about
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  • but we're talking aboutspiritual eyesight
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  • spiritual eyesightthat you see through the lenses
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  • that you see through the lensesof faith.
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  • of faith.You see through the lenses
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  • You see through the lensesof Calvary.
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  • of Calvary.You see through the lenses
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  • You see through the lensesof God's word every situation
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  • of God's word every situationthat you're facing
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  • that you're facingand as we fast and as we pray
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  • and as we fast and as we prayin a new year,
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  • in a new year,God is going to open our eyes.
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  • God is going to open our eyes.In Genesis 21, the Bible said
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  • In Genesis 21, the Bible saidthat Hagar was in
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  • that Hagar was ina desperate situation.
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  • a desperate situation.Maybe you are.
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  • Maybe you are.And she was in the wilderness,
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  • And she was in the wilderness,and she had her child.
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  • and she had her child.His name was Ishmael.
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  • His name was Ishmael.She had been put out
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  • She had been put outby Abraham and Sarah,
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  • by Abraham and Sarah,and she was hungry,
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  • and she was hungry,she was thirsty,
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  • she was thirsty,and she could not bear
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  • and she could not bearwhat she was going through.
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  • what she was going through.As a matter of fact,
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  • As a matter of fact,the Bible said that she took
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  • the Bible said that she tookher baby, her young lad,
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  • her baby, her young lad,and she set him under a bush.
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  • and she set him under a bush.And I see bushes all with me.
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  • And I see bushes all with me.I'm coming to you from
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  • I'm coming to you fromthe Garden of Gethsemane,
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  • the Garden of Gethsemane,and there's bushes.
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  • and there's bushes.And she took a bush out
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  • And she took a bush outin the middle of the desert
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  • in the middle of the desertand laid that child under
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  • and laid that child underand just let that child
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  • and just let that childwhimper and cry,
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  • whimper and cry,and the Bible said she walked
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  • and the Bible said she walkeda bow's shot away measuring
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  • a bow's shot away measuringthe space far enough out
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  • the space far enough outaway that she couldn't hear
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  • away that she couldn't hearthe cry of that child.
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  • the cry of that child.She put some distance
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  • She put some distancebetween it.
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  • between it.She said I just can't stand
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  • She said I just can't standto see my child die.
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  • to see my child die.And I thought about how
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  • And I thought about howthe Bible said that as the
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  • the Bible said that as thechild was crying that God
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  • child was crying that Godheard the cry of the child.
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  • heard the cry of the child.Not the cry of the mother.
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  • Not the cry of the mother.The mother was weeping,
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  • The mother was weeping,but God heard the cry
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  • but God heard the cryof the child in the desert,
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  • of the child in the desert,and God sent His Spirit
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  • and God sent His Spiritto open her eyes.
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  • to open her eyes.The Bible said,
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  • The Bible said,“And God opened her eyes,
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  • “And God opened her eyes,and she saw a well of water."
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  • and she saw a well of water."Now, I believe that there
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  • Now, I believe that thereare people who are listening
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  • are people who are listeningto me right now,
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  • to me right now,and God is listening
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  • and God is listeningto the voice of your children.
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  • to the voice of your children.They may be in harm's way.
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  • They may be in harm's way.They may be with
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  • They may be withthe wrong people.
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  • the wrong people.They may be doing things
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  • They may be doing thingsthat are breaking your heart.
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  • that are breaking your heart.They may be addicted to drugs,
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  • They may be addicted to drugs,but you've put Jesus in them.
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  • but you've put Jesus in them.You prayed over them.
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  • You prayed over them.You dedicated them.
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  • You dedicated them.You pleaded the blood.
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  • You pleaded the blood.You've witnessed.
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  • You've witnessed.You've told them about Jesus.
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  • You've told them about Jesus.You prayed for them,
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  • You prayed for them,and you know what?
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  • and you know what?God can hear the cry no matter
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  • God can hear the cry no matterhow desperate the cry is
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  • how desperate the cry isof our children,
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  • of our children,and the Bible said that
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  • and the Bible said thatwhen she had her eyes opened,
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  • when she had her eyes opened,she saw the water.
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  • she saw the water.Now, I just want to say
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  • Now, I just want to saythat God hears every parent,
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  • that God hears every parent,and He hears you saying,
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  • and He hears you saying,God, help my child.
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  • God, help my child.That's exactly what happened
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  • That's exactly what happenedto this woman named Hagar.
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  • to this woman named Hagar.As she prayed and as she
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  • As she prayed and as shecried out to God,
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  • cried out to God,God opened her eyes,
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  • God opened her eyes,and the voice of the lad,
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  • and the voice of the lad,God is hearing your children.
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  • God is hearing your children.Even if they're bound in drugs,
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  • Even if they're bound in drugs,something in them is crying out.
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  • something in them is crying out.Something in them is saying,
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  • Something in them is saying,God, help me, and God knows,
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  • God, help me, and God knows,and He has a covenant
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  • and He has a covenantwith us about our children,
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  • with us about our children,and God hears us,
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  • and God hears us,and He knows where they are.
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  • and He knows where they are.That's what touched me
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  • That's what touched meis God found that woman's child
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  • is God found that woman's childunder a bush in the wilderness,
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  • under a bush in the wilderness,and God knows
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  • and God knowswhere your children are.
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  • where your children are.God knows where your family is.
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  • God knows where your family is.God knows where the people
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  • God knows where the peoplethat you care about are,
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  • that you care about are,and He knows how to reach them.
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  • and He knows how to reach them.So, first of all,
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  • So, first of all,God opened her eyes
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  • God opened her eyesto provision.
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  • to provision.He showed her a well,
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  • He showed her a well,and as you're fasting
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  • and as you're fastingand praying, may God open
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  • and praying, may God openyour eyes to His provision,
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  • your eyes to His provision,spiritual provision
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  • spiritual provisionand natural provision,
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  • and natural provision,material provision,
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  • material provision,financial provision.
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  • financial provision.God is going to open your eyes,
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  • God is going to open your eyes,and you're going to see things
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  • and you're going to see thingsyou didn't see before.
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  • you didn't see before.The well of water was
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  • The well of water wasin the wilderness,
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  • in the wilderness,but she didn't see it until God
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  • but she didn't see it until Godopened her eyes,
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  • opened her eyes,and in this year on this fast,
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  • and in this year on this fast,God's doing to open your eyes
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  • God's doing to open your eyesto provision.
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  • to provision.My God shall supply all your
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  • My God shall supply all yourneeds according to His riches
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  • needs according to His richesin glory, and He's going
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  • in glory, and He's goingto show you where
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  • to show you wherethe provision is
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  • the provision isin your wilderness.
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  • in your wilderness.The eyes of the Lord,
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  • The eyes of the Lord,the Lord wants me to tell you,
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  • the Lord wants me to tell you,are going to be upon your
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  • are going to be upon yourchildren in this new year.
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  • children in this new year.He's going to open the
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  • He's going to open theeyes of your children.
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  • eyes of your children.And then I think about
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  • And then I think aboutNumbers 22, and it talks about
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  • Numbers 22, and it talks abouta man by the man
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  • a man by the manby the name of Balaam,
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  • by the name of Balaam,and He's going
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  • and He's goingin the wrong direction,
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  • in the wrong direction,and he's riding a donkey,
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  • and he's riding a donkey,and he's going in the direction
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  • and he's going in the directionthat was not the will of God
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  • that was not the will of Godto go curse God's people,
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  • to go curse God's people,and the Bible said that God
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  • and the Bible said that Godopened the mouth of the donkey,
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  • opened the mouth of the donkey,and the donkey starts talking
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  • and the donkey starts talkingto the prophet
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  • to the prophetand says you're going
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  • and says you're goingthe wrong way,
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  • the wrong way,and he beats that donkey,
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  • and he beats that donkey,and he's just beating
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  • and he's just beatingthat poor animal mercilessly,
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  • that poor animal mercilessly,and the Scripture
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  • and the Scripturesaid that eventually God opened
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  • said that eventually God openedthe eyes of Balaam,
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  • the eyes of Balaam,and he saw an angel standing
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  • and he saw an angel standingwith a sword in the path.
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  • with a sword in the path.In other words,
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  • In other words,God said I'm going to open
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  • God said I'm going to openyour eyes, Balaam,
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  • your eyes, Balaam,and I'm going to show you you're
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  • and I'm going to show you you'regoing in the wrong direction,
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  • going in the wrong direction,and I'm going to show you
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  • and I'm going to show youwhat the right direction
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  • what the right directionis for your life.
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  • is for your life.And I'm telling you
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  • And I'm telling youas I stand in
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  • as I stand inthe Garden of Gethsemane today.
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  • the Garden of Gethsemane today.I believe God is going
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  • I believe God is goingto open your eyes,
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  • to open your eyes,number one, to divine provision.
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  • number one, to divine provision.He's going to bless you,
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  • He's going to bless you,and He's going to open
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  • and He's going to openyour eyes to God ideas,
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  • your eyes to God ideas,to creativity, to the right
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  • to creativity, to the rightprovision that He has
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  • provision that He hasfor the vision He's giving you.
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  • for the vision He's giving you.He's opening your eyes to that,
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  • He's opening your eyes to that,but secondly, He's going
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  • but secondly, He's goingto open your eyes to the right
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  • to open your eyes to the rightdirection for you
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  • direction for youand for your family.
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  • and for your family.If God could open the eyes
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  • If God could open the eyesof Balaam in Numbers 22,
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  • of Balaam in Numbers 22,the Bible said and God
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  • the Bible said and Godopened his eyes, and he saw
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  • opened his eyes, and he sawthat he was going
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  • that he was goingin the wrong direction,
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  • in the wrong direction,and I believe many of you have
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  • and I believe many of you haveloved ones who are going
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  • loved ones who are goingin the wrong direction,
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  • in the wrong direction,and you've tried your best
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  • and you've tried your bestto talk to them.
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  • to talk to them.You've tried, you've cried,
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  • You've tried, you've cried,you've prayed,
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  • you've prayed,but as you're fasting,
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  • but as you're fasting,I'm telling you, God can open
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  • I'm telling you, God can opentheir eyes to how foolish
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  • their eyes to how foolishthey're being,
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  • they're being,how wrong they are living,
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  • how wrong they are living,how wrong the direction
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  • how wrong the directionof their life is going.
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  • of their life is going.Only God can do that.
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  • Only God can do that.God can open their eyes
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  • God can open their eyesin one day.
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  • in one day.God can open their eyes
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  • God can open their eyesand show them who the right
  • 00:08:06.599 --> 00:08:07.900
  • and show them who the rightpeople are and who
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  • people are and whothe wrong people are,
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  • the wrong people are,and as we fast
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  • and as we fastand as we pray
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  • and as we praywe decree the right direction.
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  • we decree the right direction.Your eyes shall be open
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  • Your eyes shall be opento the right direction.
  • 00:08:16.776 --> 00:08:17.610
  • to the right direction.What is God's will
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  • What is God's willfor your life?
  • 00:08:18.778 --> 00:08:20.279
  • for your life?The right direction.
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  • The right direction.God knows how to open your eyes
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  • God knows how to open your eyesto it, and you'll just know
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  • to it, and you'll just knowthis is right
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  • this is rightand that is wrong.
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  • and that is wrong.This is the way I need to go.
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  • This is the way I need to go.The right direction
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  • The right directionfor your marriage.
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  • for your marriage.The right direction
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  • The right directionfor your children.
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  • for your children.The right direction
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  • The right directionfor your family.
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  • for your family.Just say it right there.
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  • Just say it right there.God, open my eyes as I fast
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  • God, open my eyes as I fastand as I pray.
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  • and as I pray.Then, I found another place
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  • Then, I found another placein the Bible where God
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  • in the Bible where Godopened another man's eyes.
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  • opened another man's eyes.His name was Elijah,
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  • His name was Elijah,and the Bible said the Syrian
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  • and the Bible said the Syrianarmy had surrounded his house,
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  • army had surrounded his house,and he had a servant,
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  • and he had a servant,and the Scripture said
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  • and the Scripture saidthat the servant went out
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  • that the servant went outon the porch and when he saw
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  • on the porch and when he sawthe Syrian army at sunrise,
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  • the Syrian army at sunrise,they had completely surrounded
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  • they had completely surroundedthe prophet,
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  • the prophet,and he ran in and he said,
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  • and he ran in and he said,Prophet, what are going to do?
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  • Prophet, what are going to do?We're surrounded by the enemy.
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  • We're surrounded by the enemy.Do you feel that way today?
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  • Do you feel that way today?We're surrounded by the enemy,
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  • We're surrounded by the enemy,and the Prophet prayed,
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  • and the Prophet prayed,God, open my servant's eyes,
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  • God, open my servant's eyes,and when he prayed those words,
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  • and when he prayed those words,the Bible said he went out,
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  • the Bible said he went out,and he looked at the same
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  • and he looked at the samecircumstances that he was
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  • circumstances that he wassurrounded by,
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  • surrounded by,but then he saw something else.
  • 00:09:29.248 --> 00:09:31.150
  • but then he saw something else.That's what fasting does.
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  • That's what fasting does.It opens your spiritual eyes.
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  • It opens your spiritual eyes.See, as long as you focus
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  • See, as long as you focuson the physical problem,
  • 00:09:36.722 --> 00:09:38.057
  • on the physical problem,the Bible said that
  • 00:09:38.057 --> 00:09:40.860
  • the Bible said thatthe natural things are temporal,
  • 00:09:40.860 --> 00:09:42.395
  • the natural things are temporal,but the spiritual things
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  • but the spiritual thingsare eternal, and suddenly,
  • 00:09:44.230 --> 00:09:45.264
  • are eternal, and suddenly,God opened his eyes,
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  • God opened his eyes,and yes,
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  • and yes,they were surrounded by enemy,
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  • they were surrounded by enemy,but then he saw
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  • but then he sawwith spiritual eyes chariots
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  • with spiritual eyes chariotsand horses of fire
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  • and horses of firethat were descending
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  • that were descendingfrom the mountains.
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  • from the mountains.They had come all the way
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  • They had come all the wayfrom heaven.
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  • from heaven.God had dispatched angels,
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  • God had dispatched angels,and the angels are being
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  • and the angels are beingdispatched to deliver
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  • dispatched to deliverand protect God's man, Elijah.
  • 00:10:10.089 --> 00:10:11.023
  • and protect God's man, Elijah.And I want to say
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  • And I want to saythat God's going to open
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  • that God's going to openyour eyes to protection.
  • 00:10:13.926 --> 00:10:14.827
  • your eyes to protection.He's not only going to open
  • 00:10:14.827 --> 00:10:16.796
  • He's not only going to openyour eyes to provision
  • 00:10:16.796 --> 00:10:18.230
  • your eyes to provisionand to direction
  • 00:10:18.230 --> 00:10:20.199
  • and to directionbut to protection.
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  • but to protection.The protection of the Lord
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  • The protection of the Lordon your family,
  • 00:10:22.902 --> 00:10:24.437
  • on your family,the protection of the Lord
  • 00:10:24.437 --> 00:10:27.673
  • the protection of the Lordon your finances, on your life,
  • 00:10:27.673 --> 00:10:29.875
  • on your finances, on your life,on your dreams, on your call.
  • 00:10:29.875 --> 00:10:31.477
  • on your dreams, on your call.We need God's protection.
  • 00:10:31.477 --> 00:10:33.345
  • We need God's protection.If ever there was an hour
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  • If ever there was an hourthat we need to learn to pray,
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  • that we need to learn to pray,Lord, keep me from evil.
  • 00:10:38.584 --> 00:10:40.219
  • Lord, keep me from evil.The evil one wants to kill,
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  • The evil one wants to kill,steal, and destroy,
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  • steal, and destroy,but we are going to have
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  • but we are going to haveour eyes open to the fact
  • 00:10:45.958 --> 00:10:47.126
  • our eyes open to the factthat we're overcomers
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  • that we're overcomersby the Blood of the Lamb
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  • by the Blood of the Lamband the word of our testimony.
  • 00:10:51.130 --> 00:10:53.499
  • and the word of our testimony.You know, when we understand
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  • You know, when we understandwhat Elijah saw,
  • 00:10:54.767 --> 00:10:56.068
  • what Elijah saw,the Bible said,
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  • the Bible said,He said fear not.
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  • He said fear not.Fear not.
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  • Fear not.And that's what God wants
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  • And that's what God wantsto get in somebody's heart
  • 00:11:01.440 --> 00:11:03.309
  • to get in somebody's heartwho needs the protection
  • 00:11:03.309 --> 00:11:05.811
  • who needs the protectionof God in the situation
  • 00:11:05.811 --> 00:11:08.114
  • of God in the situationand season that you're in.
  • 00:11:08.114 --> 00:11:09.348
  • and season that you're in.And the Bible said,
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  • And the Bible said,fear not for they that be with
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  • fear not for they that be withyou are more than they be
  • 00:11:13.252 --> 00:11:14.386
  • you are more than they bewith them.
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  • with them.Don't fear their attacks.
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  • Don't fear their attacks.Don't fear the schemes
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  • Don't fear the schemesof the enemy.
  • 00:11:18.190 --> 00:11:19.425
  • of the enemy.Don't fear the attacks.
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  • Don't fear the attacks.The Bible said in Psalms,
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  • The Bible said in Psalms,He said I will not suffer
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  • He said I will not sufferyour feet to be moved.
  • 00:11:26.832 --> 00:11:28.300
  • your feet to be moved.I'm not going to let the enemy
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  • I'm not going to let the enemyuproot you and throw you out
  • 00:11:30.069 --> 00:11:31.737
  • uproot you and throw you outof everything I've given you,
  • 00:11:31.737 --> 00:11:32.505
  • of everything I've given you,but you're under
  • 00:11:32.505 --> 00:11:33.806
  • but you're underdivine protection.
  • 00:11:33.806 --> 00:11:35.641
  • divine protection.Do you want God's protection
  • 00:11:35.641 --> 00:11:37.143
  • Do you want God's protectionon your life and family
  • 00:11:37.143 --> 00:11:38.511
  • on your life and familyin a new year?
  • 00:11:38.511 --> 00:11:40.246
  • in a new year?There's something about fasting
  • 00:11:40.246 --> 00:11:42.648
  • There's something about fastingand praying that I believe
  • 00:11:42.648 --> 00:11:44.316
  • and praying that I believenot only will open your eyes
  • 00:11:44.316 --> 00:11:45.885
  • not only will open your eyesto provision,
  • 00:11:45.885 --> 00:11:48.287
  • to provision,open your eyes to direction,
  • 00:11:48.287 --> 00:11:50.055
  • open your eyes to direction,but it will open your eyes
  • 00:11:50.055 --> 00:11:51.624
  • but it will open your eyesto the protection
  • 00:11:51.624 --> 00:11:52.458
  • to the protectionof the Lord.
  • 00:11:52.458 --> 00:11:54.026
  • of the Lord.I'm so thankful today
  • 00:11:54.026 --> 00:11:55.995
  • I'm so thankful todayfor the protection of the Lord.
  • 00:11:55.995 --> 00:11:59.198
  • for the protection of the Lord.I went to the Georgia Aquarium
  • 00:11:59.198 --> 00:12:02.201
  • I went to the Georgia Aquariumone time with my kids
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  • one time with my kidsand was walking through
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  • and was walking throughthat one little tunnel.
  • 00:12:05.104 --> 00:12:06.272
  • that one little tunnel.I'll never forget it.
  • 00:12:06.272 --> 00:12:07.406
  • I'll never forget it.They got a little tunnel
  • 00:12:07.406 --> 00:12:08.307
  • They got a little tunnelor a big tunnel,
  • 00:12:08.307 --> 00:12:09.909
  • or a big tunnel,and it's got sharks
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  • and it's got sharksand it's got deadly predators.
  • 00:12:11.544 --> 00:12:13.245
  • and it's got deadly predators.It's got a Great White shark
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  • It's got a Great White sharkand different sharks,
  • 00:12:14.580 --> 00:12:16.448
  • and different sharks,and you're walking through it,
  • 00:12:16.448 --> 00:12:17.683
  • and you're walking through it,and you're looking up,
  • 00:12:17.683 --> 00:12:18.551
  • and you're looking up,and you can see
  • 00:12:18.551 --> 00:12:22.288
  • and you can seeall these sharks that could
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  • all these sharks that couldjust really do damage to you,
  • 00:12:24.890 --> 00:12:26.959
  • just really do damage to you,but it's like you're in a tube,
  • 00:12:26.959 --> 00:12:27.960
  • but it's like you're in a tube,and there's something between
  • 00:12:27.960 --> 00:12:29.528
  • and there's something betweenyou and them.
  • 00:12:29.528 --> 00:12:30.629
  • you and them.That's the kind of protection
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  • That's the kind of protectionI'm talking about.
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  • I'm talking about.I have to have it.
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  • I have to have it.I know the enemy would kill me.
  • 00:12:34.900 --> 00:12:36.468
  • I know the enemy would kill me.I know he would love to just
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  • I know he would love to juststop and wipe me out
  • 00:12:38.637 --> 00:12:39.572
  • stop and wipe me outand my family,
  • 00:12:39.572 --> 00:12:40.406
  • and my family,but I believe
  • 00:12:40.406 --> 00:12:42.641
  • but I believein divine protection.
  • 00:12:42.641 --> 00:12:43.976
  • in divine protection.And then lastly,
  • 00:12:43.976 --> 00:12:45.945
  • And then lastly,I believe in God's
  • 00:12:45.945 --> 00:12:47.913
  • I believe in God'sdivine visitation.
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  • divine visitation.That's why the Bible said
  • 00:12:49.381 --> 00:12:51.450
  • That's why the Bible saidthat they were marching,
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  • that they were marching,and they were walking
  • 00:12:52.551 --> 00:12:55.588
  • and they were walkingwith Jesus in Luke 24.
  • 00:12:55.588 --> 00:12:57.223
  • with Jesus in Luke 24.They had assembled themselves
  • 00:12:57.223 --> 00:12:59.058
  • They had assembled themselvesin an Upper Room,
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  • in an Upper Room,and the doors were shut,
  • 00:13:00.326 --> 00:13:02.595
  • and the doors were shut,and Jesus shows up,
  • 00:13:02.595 --> 00:13:04.196
  • and Jesus shows up,but they didn't know who He was.
  • 00:13:04.196 --> 00:13:06.031
  • but they didn't know who He was.They didn't recognize Him,
  • 00:13:06.031 --> 00:13:07.433
  • They didn't recognize Him,and then when He broke
  • 00:13:07.433 --> 00:13:09.468
  • and then when He brokethe bread, the Bible said,
  • 00:13:09.468 --> 00:13:12.037
  • the bread, the Bible said,their eyes were opened,
  • 00:13:12.037 --> 00:13:13.372
  • their eyes were opened,and they saw Jesus
  • 00:13:13.372 --> 00:13:15.174
  • and they saw Jesusand then He disappeared.
  • 00:13:15.174 --> 00:13:16.208
  • and then He disappeared.In other words,
  • 00:13:16.208 --> 00:13:18.244
  • In other words,God can open your eyes while you
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  • God can open your eyes while youfast and pray to a fresh
  • 00:13:20.646 --> 00:13:24.884
  • fast and pray to a freshnew visitation of Jesus Christ.
  • 00:13:24.884 --> 00:13:26.452
  • new visitation of Jesus Christ.Isn't that why we fast?
  • 00:13:26.452 --> 00:13:28.254
  • Isn't that why we fast?When it's all said and done,
  • 00:13:28.254 --> 00:13:29.355
  • When it's all said and done,we're not fasting
  • 00:13:29.355 --> 00:13:31.056
  • we're not fastingfor anything but Him.
  • 00:13:31.056 --> 00:13:32.658
  • for anything but Him.He is our provision.
  • 00:13:32.658 --> 00:13:34.226
  • He is our provision.He is our direction.
  • 00:13:34.226 --> 00:13:36.228
  • He is our direction.He is our protection,
  • 00:13:36.228 --> 00:13:38.264
  • He is our protection,and what we really are saying
  • 00:13:38.264 --> 00:13:40.266
  • and what we really are sayingis, God, open my eyes
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  • is, God, open my eyesto a fresh new visitation.
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  • to a fresh new visitation.I want you to visit my home.
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  • I want you to visit my home.I want you to visit my life.
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  • I want you to visit my life.I want Jesus in my business.
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  • I want Jesus in my business.I want Jesus in my home.
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  • I want Jesus in my home.I want Him.
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  • I want Him.Fresh.
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  • Fresh.A fresh visitation.
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  • A fresh visitation.I want the power of God.
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  • I want the power of God.So, Hagar had her eyes opened
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  • So, Hagar had her eyes openedto the provision of God,
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  • to the provision of God,and we know that Balaam
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  • and we know that Balaamhad his eyes opened
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  • had his eyes openedto the direction of God.
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  • to the direction of God.Elijah and his servant
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  • Elijah and his servanthad their eyes opened
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  • had their eyes openedto the protection of God.
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  • to the protection of God.The disciples had their eyes
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  • The disciples had their eyesopened to a visitation of God,
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  • opened to a visitation of God,and it's time for you
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  • and it's time for youto have that kind of encounter
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  • to have that kind of encounterwith God,
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  • with God,and as you fast and as you pray,
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  • and as you fast and as you pray,we just decree this a fast
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  • we just decree this a fastwhere God opens the eyes
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  • where God opens the eyesof our understanding to the hope
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  • of our understanding to the hopethat is before us,
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  • that is before us,that we see the future
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  • that we see the futurenot in fear,
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  • not in fear,that we see the future not
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  • that we see the future notin condemnation,
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  • in condemnation,that we see the future
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  • that we see the futurenot in worry and stress
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  • not in worry and stressand anxiety,
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  • and anxiety,but we see the future in hope,
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  • but we see the future in hope,faith, and love.
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  • faith, and love.And you can see things
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  • And you can see thingswhen God opens your eyes
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  • when God opens your eyesthat other people can't see.
  • 00:14:59.979 --> 00:15:01.547
  • that other people can't see.I read an article one time
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  • I read an article one timeabout seeing eye dogs
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  • about seeing eye dogsand how they train them,
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  • and how they train them,and they said the number one
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  • and they said the number onedifficulty with a seeing
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  • difficulty with a seeingeye dog, you know the dogs
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  • eye dog, you know the dogsthat blind people use,
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  • that blind people use,they said the number one
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  • they said the number onechallenge is to get the dog
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  • challenge is to get the dogto view life not from down
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  • to view life not from downwhere he is,
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  • where he is,but he's got to look
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  • but he's got to lookfurther out,
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  • further out,and he's got to see through
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  • and he's got to see throughhis master's eyes.
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  • his master's eyes.When we fast and pray,
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  • When we fast and pray,we can start seeing things
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  • we can start seeing thingsthrough the Master's eyes.
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  • through the Master's eyes.Hallelujah.
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  • Hallelujah.Our Master is Jesus.
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  • Our Master is Jesus.And so I want to pray with
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  • And so I want to pray withyou in closing.
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  • you in closing.Father, in the mighty name
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  • Father, in the mighty nameof Jesus, I ask you today
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  • of Jesus, I ask you todayto open the eyes of people
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  • to open the eyes of peopleas we fast, as we pray,
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  • as we fast, as we pray,as we enter into 21 days
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  • as we enter into 21 daysof consecration, fasting,
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  • of consecration, fasting,and praying.
  • 00:15:49.228 --> 00:15:50.729
  • and praying.Seeking your will,
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  • Seeking your will,you will release provision,
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  • you will release provision,direction, protection,
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  • direction, protection,and a divine, fresh visitation
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  • and a divine, fresh visitationof the power of the Holy Spirit
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  • of the power of the Holy Spiritin our churches
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  • in our churchesand in our lives,
  • 00:16:03.375 --> 00:16:05.110
  • and in our lives,in Jesus's name.
  • 00:16:05.110 --> 00:16:06.078
  • in Jesus's name.I believe that and if you
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  • I believe that and if youdon't know Jesus as your
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  • don't know Jesus as yourLord and Savior,
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  • Lord and Savior,this is your moment.
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  • this is your moment.This is why He came into
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  • This is why He came intothis place and began a cycle
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  • this place and began a cycleof suffering like we
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  • of suffering like wecan't even imagine that would
  • 00:16:17.656 --> 00:16:19.324
  • can't even imagine that wouldultimately lead to His death
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  • ultimately lead to His deathon the cross.
  • 00:16:20.359 --> 00:16:23.095
  • on the cross.His blood spilled out for you.
  • 00:16:23.095 --> 00:16:24.296
  • His blood spilled out for you.So, right where you are at
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  • So, right where you are atthe beginning of a new year,
  • 00:16:25.597 --> 00:16:26.832
  • the beginning of a new year,just say, Jesus,
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  • just say, Jesus,come into my life.
  • 00:16:29.334 --> 00:16:30.369
  • come into my life.Lord, I'm so empty.
  • 00:16:30.369 --> 00:16:31.937
  • Lord, I'm so empty.Open my eyes.
  • 00:16:31.937 --> 00:16:33.105
  • Open my eyes.Maybe you've got doubts.
  • 00:16:33.105 --> 00:16:34.139
  • Maybe you've got doubts.It's okay.
  • 00:16:34.139 --> 00:16:35.707
  • It's okay.Maybe you don't really know
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  • Maybe you don't really knowwho God is, but you keep hearing
  • 00:16:38.110 --> 00:16:39.111
  • who God is, but you keep hearingabout Jesus.
  • 00:16:39.111 --> 00:16:41.647
  • about Jesus.Ask God to open your eyes.
  • 00:16:41.647 --> 00:16:44.049
  • Ask God to open your eyes.Ask Him to open your eyes
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  • Ask Him to open your eyesto who Jesus is.
  • 00:16:45.918 --> 00:16:48.587
  • to who Jesus is.He is the Son of God.
  • 00:16:48.587 --> 00:16:51.657
  • He is the Son of God.He is your Redeemer,
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  • He is your Redeemer,your Savior, the one who can
  • 00:16:53.425 --> 00:16:54.860
  • your Savior, the one who canheal your body.
  • 00:16:54.860 --> 00:16:57.429
  • heal your body.Open my eyes, oh Lord,
  • 00:16:57.429 --> 00:17:00.699
  • Open my eyes, oh Lord,to see a future of hope,
  • 00:17:00.699 --> 00:17:02.501
  • to see a future of hope,of joy, of life,
  • 00:17:02.501 --> 00:17:04.870
  • of joy, of life,of faith in Jesus's name.
  • 00:17:04.870 --> 00:17:05.671
  • of faith in Jesus's name.Pray this prayer.
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  • Pray this prayer.Say, Jesus, come into my heart.
  • 00:17:07.806 --> 00:17:09.475
  • Say, Jesus, come into my heart.Cleanse me, forgive me,
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  • Cleanse me, forgive me,and open my eyes
  • 00:17:11.710 --> 00:17:13.579
  • and open my eyesin Jesus's name.
  • 00:17:13.579 --> 00:17:14.780
  • in Jesus's name.He heard you.
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  • He heard you.Go to the phone.
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  • Go to the phone.Dial the number on the screen
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  • Dial the number on the screenor send us a message,
  • 00:17:18.750 --> 00:17:19.718
  • or send us a message,an email,
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  • an email,and we'll help you
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  • and we'll help youin your new walk.
  • 00:17:21.620 --> 00:17:22.955
  • in your new walk.If you want to join us
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  • If you want to join uson this fast, we have all
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  • on this fast, we have allthe material you can imagine.
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  • the material you can imagine.I'm going to be your
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  • I'm going to be yourfasting coach.
  • 00:17:29.761 --> 00:17:30.696
  • fasting coach.You sound scared.
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  • You sound scared.I don't know what to do.
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  • I don't know what to do.God's going to open your eyes.
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  • God's going to open your eyes.You just jump in here and do it
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  • You just jump in here and do itand watch what God will do.
  • 00:17:35.501 --> 00:17:36.969
  • and watch what God will do.You can find out every detail
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  • You can find out every detailof different kinds of fasts.
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  • of different kinds of fasts.Ask God what kind of fast
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  • Ask God what kind of fastyou want to do.
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  • you want to do.But I'm going to tell
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  • But I'm going to tellyou something.
  • 00:17:43.275 --> 00:17:44.409
  • you something.This is the hour to seek
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  • This is the hour to seekGod's face.
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  • God's face.We're facing so many things
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  • We're facing so many thingsin this Nation,
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  • in this Nation,and we need a move of God.
  • 00:17:50.415 --> 00:17:52.718
  • and we need a move of God.We need our eyes wide open
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  • We need our eyes wide openin times like these to discern
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  • in times like these to discernthe will of God for our lives
  • 00:17:57.122 --> 00:17:58.724
  • the will of God for our livesand for our families.
  • 00:17:58.724 --> 00:18:00.392
  • and for our families.So, I encourage you to do that.
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  • So, I encourage you to do that.It's going to be
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  • It's going to bea glorious fast,
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  • a glorious fast,and you're going
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  • and you're goingto be part of it.
  • 00:18:04.263 --> 00:18:05.197
  • to be part of it.Can't wait to see what
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  • Can't wait to see whatGod's going to do,
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  • God's going to do,and we're going to see it.
  • 00:18:07.966 --> 00:18:09.001
  • and we're going to see it.These eyes are going to see
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  • These eyes are going to seewonderful things
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  • - We believe in miracles,
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  • - We believe in miracles,we believe in healing,
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  • we believe in healing,we believe in deliverance
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  • we believe in deliverancefrom the power of Satan.
  • 00:18:23.215 --> 00:18:25.117
  • from the power of Satan.If drugs or alcoholism
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  • If drugs or alcoholismhas a grip on your life,
  • 00:18:26.885 --> 00:18:28.954
  • has a grip on your life,we believe that when you turn
  • 00:18:28.954 --> 00:18:31.490
  • we believe that when you turnto Jesus, He pronounces healing
  • 00:18:31.490 --> 00:18:33.091
  • to Jesus, He pronounces healingphysically, spiritually,
  • 00:18:33.091 --> 00:18:34.359
  • physically, spiritually,emotionally, mentally,
  • 00:18:34.359 --> 00:18:36.828
  • but you have to pursue Him,
  • 00:18:39.097 --> 00:18:41.233
  • and the wisdom of God's Word.
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  • That's why we prepared this
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  • special website that is
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  • free of charge that you can
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  • go on and start a 21 day journey
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  • to a change in your life
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  • that you never dreamed
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  • that could happen.
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  • This'll help you in your
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  • new walk with the Lord.
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  • Our ministry just started
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  • our annual 21 day fast,
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  • and I know that sounds heavy
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  • if you've never been around
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  • church or any of that,
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  • but I promise you,
  • 00:19:08.360 --> 00:19:09.661
  • it's a partial fast.
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  • We explain it all,
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  • and it's one of the most
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  • encouraging joyful times
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  • as we seek the Lord together
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  • in prayer and fasting,
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  • and calling on God,
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  • And I'm grateful to all
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  • And I'm grateful to allof you who have continued
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  • Our number one goal is to preach
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  • the Gospel all over
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  • the world.
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  • We do that through this
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  • television ministry,
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  • and I couldn't do it
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  • without you incredible people.
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  • We produce inspirational
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  • resources, devotionals
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  • like we're offering you
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  • this month,
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  • and all kinds of things,
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  • and we support amazing mission
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  • projects like the one in Israel,
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  • and the amazing feeding center
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  • that we have and partner with
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  • in Haiti, and all over the world
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  • so many things I don't have time
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  • But just know that when you
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  • But just know that when yousend your best gifts,
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  • send your best gifts,especially at the beginning
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  • especially at the beginningof a brand new year
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  • of a brand new yearI believe that God will
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  • I believe that God willbless you in remarkable things.
  • 00:20:04.716 --> 00:20:05.917
  • bless you in remarkable things.We've got some encouraging
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  • We've got some encouragingresources to help you
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  • resources to help youbuild your faith
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  • build your faithin a brand new year.
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  • in a brand new year.Here's my announcer
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  • - ANNOUNCER: Are you ready
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  • to transform your life?
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  • Now you can experience
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  • Jentezen Franklin's
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  • dynamic teaching on fasting
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  • in his New York Times
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  • best-selling book, "Fasting."
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  • You'll receive the keys
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  • to encountering
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  • the countless rewards
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  • and blessings of fasting
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  • that open the door to a deeper,
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  • more intimate relationship
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  • with God.
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  • Everything you need
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  • to access the power
  • 00:20:33.578 --> 00:20:35.047
  • of biblical fasting is found
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  • in the 2020 Fasting Kit.
  • 00:20:37.215 --> 00:20:38.250
  • Including the types
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  • of fasts in the Bible,
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  • the secret to a successful fast,
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  • choosing the right fast for you;
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  • the connection between
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  • fasting and prayer,
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  • How to begin and end your fast,
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  • the essential components
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  • of a successful fast,
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  • what to expect physically,
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  • of every believer.
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  • - During the Fast of 2016
  • 00:21:45.784 --> 00:21:47.085
  • - During the Fast of 2016so much of what Pastor Jentezen
  • 00:21:47.085 --> 00:21:48.387
  • so much of what Pastor Jentezenwas preaching at that time
  • 00:21:48.387 --> 00:21:49.721
  • was preaching at that timewas about a spirit
  • 00:21:49.721 --> 00:21:50.689
  • was about a spiritof excellence,
  • 00:21:50.689 --> 00:21:52.357
  • of excellence,and doing more.
  • 00:21:52.357 --> 00:21:53.859
  • and doing more.And I really just got this idea
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  • And I really just got this ideathat I was going to start
  • 00:21:54.893 --> 00:21:56.194
  • that I was going to startworking out for the first time
  • 00:21:56.194 --> 00:21:58.063
  • working out for the first timein a long time.
  • 00:21:58.063 --> 00:22:00.265
  • in a long time.And I joined this boot camp.
  • 00:22:00.265 --> 00:22:02.434
  • And I joined this boot camp.One time when we were running,
  • 00:22:02.434 --> 00:22:03.935
  • One time when we were running,I got this headache
  • 00:22:03.935 --> 00:22:05.036
  • I got this headachethat just slammed me
  • 00:22:05.036 --> 00:22:06.605
  • that just slammed meinto the ground.
  • 00:22:06.605 --> 00:22:07.339
  • into the ground.When I got the headache
  • 00:22:07.339 --> 00:22:08.140
  • When I got the headacheI thought,
  • 00:22:08.140 --> 00:22:09.241
  • I thought,"Well I just overdid it."
  • 00:22:09.241 --> 00:22:10.809
  • "Well I just overdid it."That happened one more time
  • 00:22:10.809 --> 00:22:11.643
  • That happened one more timeand I said,
  • 00:22:11.643 --> 00:22:13.145
  • and I said,"Well, sorry Pastor Jentezen,
  • 00:22:13.145 --> 00:22:14.913
  • "Well, sorry Pastor Jentezen,working out is not for me."
  • 00:22:14.913 --> 00:22:16.681
  • working out is not for me."But the third time it happened
  • 00:22:16.681 --> 00:22:18.283
  • But the third time it happenedI was on my way to church
  • 00:22:18.283 --> 00:22:19.951
  • I was on my way to churchand I had stopped at a Publix
  • 00:22:19.951 --> 00:22:21.653
  • and I had stopped at a Publixto go to the bathroom,
  • 00:22:21.653 --> 00:22:22.621
  • to go to the bathroom,and I could barely make it
  • 00:22:22.621 --> 00:22:24.523
  • and I could barely make itback to my car.
  • 00:22:24.523 --> 00:22:26.425
  • back to my car.This headache just overcame me
  • 00:22:26.425 --> 00:22:28.093
  • This headache just overcame meand I had to basically
  • 00:22:28.093 --> 00:22:29.394
  • and I had to basicallycrawl back,
  • 00:22:29.394 --> 00:22:32.030
  • crawl back,and I ended up in an ambulance.
  • 00:22:32.030 --> 00:22:34.666
  • and I ended up in an ambulance.That's the scariest place to be.
  • 00:22:34.666 --> 00:22:35.534
  • That's the scariest place to be.The nurses eventually
  • 00:22:35.534 --> 00:22:36.835
  • The nurses eventuallysaid after a whole bunch
  • 00:22:36.835 --> 00:22:37.769
  • said after a whole bunchof tests and a whole
  • 00:22:37.769 --> 00:22:39.337
  • of tests and a wholebunch of medication
  • 00:22:39.337 --> 00:22:41.573
  • bunch of medicationthat I had a brain stone.
  • 00:22:41.573 --> 00:22:42.908
  • that I had a brain stone.But it turns out after
  • 00:22:42.908 --> 00:22:43.875
  • But it turns out afterI got referred to
  • 00:22:43.875 --> 00:22:45.010
  • I got referred toa neurosurgeon that
  • 00:22:45.010 --> 00:22:46.878
  • a neurosurgeon thatthat brain stone was there
  • 00:22:46.878 --> 00:22:48.380
  • that brain stone was thereto protect me from a tumor
  • 00:22:48.380 --> 00:22:51.116
  • to protect me from a tumorthat had been growing.
  • 00:22:51.116 --> 00:22:52.818
  • that had been growing.When I told my dad about
  • 00:22:52.818 --> 00:22:54.085
  • When I told my dad aboutthe brain tumor,
  • 00:22:54.085 --> 00:22:54.986
  • the brain tumor,he wanted me to come out
  • 00:22:54.986 --> 00:22:56.288
  • he wanted me to come outand see him.
  • 00:22:56.288 --> 00:22:57.355
  • and see him.He wanted me to bring the scan
  • 00:22:57.355 --> 00:22:59.624
  • He wanted me to bring the scanso he could see it for himself.
  • 00:22:59.624 --> 00:23:02.093
  • so he could see it for himself.And we sat on his front porch
  • 00:23:02.093 --> 00:23:03.662
  • And we sat on his front porchand we cried,
  • 00:23:03.662 --> 00:23:05.430
  • and we cried,because he said that
  • 00:23:05.430 --> 00:23:06.398
  • because he said thatthat's what his mother
  • 00:23:06.398 --> 00:23:07.899
  • that's what his motherhad died from.
  • 00:23:07.899 --> 00:23:12.838
  • had died from.And seeing my dad scared for me,
  • 00:23:12.838 --> 00:23:13.772
  • And seeing my dad scared for me,it changed the way I felt
  • 00:23:13.772 --> 00:23:16.208
  • it changed the way I feltabout the whole thing.
  • 00:23:16.208 --> 00:23:18.777
  • about the whole thing.I ended up in bed for about
  • 00:23:18.777 --> 00:23:20.278
  • I ended up in bed for aboutfive weeks,
  • 00:23:20.278 --> 00:23:22.380
  • five weeks,and during that time,
  • 00:23:22.380 --> 00:23:23.348
  • and during that time,I mean, some of the craziest
  • 00:23:23.348 --> 00:23:24.483
  • I mean, some of the craziestthings happened.
  • 00:23:24.483 --> 00:23:26.785
  • things happened.I had vertigo, I couldn't read.
  • 00:23:26.785 --> 00:23:27.786
  • I had vertigo, I couldn't read.The words would jump off
  • 00:23:27.786 --> 00:23:29.387
  • The words would jump offof a page.
  • 00:23:29.387 --> 00:23:31.823
  • of a page.I was just there in my room.
  • 00:23:31.823 --> 00:23:32.858
  • I was just there in my room.Even though the doctor
  • 00:23:32.858 --> 00:23:33.825
  • Even though the doctorhadn't released me,
  • 00:23:33.825 --> 00:23:36.027
  • hadn't released me,I decided to come back to church
  • 00:23:36.027 --> 00:23:38.263
  • I decided to come back to churchand get back on the team.
  • 00:23:38.263 --> 00:23:40.165
  • and get back on the team.But in that first song,
  • 00:23:40.165 --> 00:23:41.466
  • But in that first song,the lights and the sound,
  • 00:23:41.466 --> 00:23:42.901
  • the lights and the sound,it just overwhelmed me.
  • 00:23:42.901 --> 00:23:43.902
  • it just overwhelmed me.I couldn't even be
  • 00:23:43.902 --> 00:23:45.670
  • I couldn't even bein the sanctuary.
  • 00:23:45.670 --> 00:23:47.005
  • in the sanctuary.I ended up walking around
  • 00:23:47.005 --> 00:23:48.840
  • I ended up walking aroundthe foyer and the lobby
  • 00:23:48.840 --> 00:23:50.208
  • the foyer and the lobbyof the Gwinnett campus
  • 00:23:50.208 --> 00:23:52.410
  • of the Gwinnett campusand I ran into one of my small
  • 00:23:52.410 --> 00:23:53.445
  • and I ran into one of my smallgroup members who was
  • 00:23:53.445 --> 00:23:55.514
  • group members who wasgreeting that day.
  • 00:23:55.514 --> 00:23:56.715
  • greeting that day.She said that she wanted
  • 00:23:56.715 --> 00:23:58.650
  • She said that she wantedto invite me over and have
  • 00:23:58.650 --> 00:24:00.252
  • to invite me over and haveeveryone anoint me with oil
  • 00:24:00.252 --> 00:24:01.453
  • everyone anoint me with oiland pray over me.
  • 00:24:01.453 --> 00:24:02.387
  • and pray over me.And I mean,
  • 00:24:02.387 --> 00:24:03.321
  • And I mean,I really appreciated that,
  • 00:24:03.321 --> 00:24:04.222
  • I really appreciated that,of course.
  • 00:24:04.222 --> 00:24:05.223
  • of course.But something just came
  • 00:24:05.223 --> 00:24:07.058
  • But something just cameout of me, and again,
  • 00:24:07.058 --> 00:24:07.926
  • out of me, and again,I really think it
  • 00:24:07.926 --> 00:24:08.894
  • I really think itwas from the fast.
  • 00:24:08.894 --> 00:24:09.928
  • was from the fast.I was so built up in the Spirit
  • 00:24:09.928 --> 00:24:10.862
  • I was so built up in the Spiritthat I knew I was going
  • 00:24:10.862 --> 00:24:11.796
  • that I knew I was goingto walk this thing
  • 00:24:11.796 --> 00:24:13.665
  • to walk this thingout by faith.
  • 00:24:13.665 --> 00:24:17.302
  • out by faith.And I told her, "Thanks,
  • 00:24:17.302 --> 00:24:18.270
  • And I told her, "Thanks,but the next time I go to
  • 00:24:18.270 --> 00:24:19.271
  • but the next time I go tothe neurosurgeon they're
  • 00:24:19.271 --> 00:24:21.740
  • the neurosurgeon they'regonna tell me I'm healed."
  • 00:24:21.740 --> 00:24:22.807
  • gonna tell me I'm healed."That next morning when
  • 00:24:22.807 --> 00:24:24.543
  • That next morning whenI opened my eyes, I realized
  • 00:24:24.543 --> 00:24:28.313
  • I opened my eyes, I realizedmy head did not weigh 20 pounds.
  • 00:24:28.313 --> 00:24:29.648
  • my head did not weigh 20 pounds.I realized that the light
  • 00:24:29.648 --> 00:24:30.949
  • I realized that the lightshining through my window
  • 00:24:30.949 --> 00:24:32.984
  • shining through my windowwas not giving me a headache.
  • 00:24:32.984 --> 00:24:37.022
  • was not giving me a headache.I realized that I was healed,
  • 00:24:37.022 --> 00:24:39.391
  • I realized that I was healed,but my doctors didn't.
  • 00:24:39.391 --> 00:24:41.893
  • but my doctors didn't.Even though I felt fine
  • 00:24:41.893 --> 00:24:42.827
  • Even though I felt fineI couldn't be released
  • 00:24:42.827 --> 00:24:44.663
  • I couldn't be releasedto go back to work.
  • 00:24:44.663 --> 00:24:45.530
  • to go back to work.It was the beginning
  • 00:24:45.530 --> 00:24:47.265
  • It was the beginningof a second nightmare.
  • 00:24:47.265 --> 00:24:49.901
  • of a second nightmare.From then on out every doctors
  • 00:24:49.901 --> 00:24:51.636
  • From then on out every doctorsvisit that I had cost me
  • 00:24:51.636 --> 00:24:53.705
  • visit that I had cost me$1.000 co pay.
  • 00:24:53.705 --> 00:24:56.141
  • $1.000 co pay.All of my finances
  • 00:24:56.141 --> 00:24:58.143
  • All of my financeswere just gone.
  • 00:24:58.143 --> 00:25:00.312
  • were just gone.I ended up losing my apartment.
  • 00:25:00.312 --> 00:25:01.379
  • I ended up losing my apartment.Before I knew it I was
  • 00:25:01.379 --> 00:25:03.315
  • Before I knew it I wassleeping in my car.
  • 00:25:03.315 --> 00:25:05.150
  • sleeping in my car.I parked in the parking deck
  • 00:25:05.150 --> 00:25:07.085
  • I parked in the parking deckat Piedmont hospital
  • 00:25:07.085 --> 00:25:08.386
  • at Piedmont hospitalso I'd be right there
  • 00:25:08.386 --> 00:25:09.254
  • so I'd be right therewhen I had to go
  • 00:25:09.254 --> 00:25:10.655
  • when I had to gofor my check ups.
  • 00:25:10.655 --> 00:25:11.623
  • for my check ups.But for two weeks,
  • 00:25:11.623 --> 00:25:13.858
  • But for two weeks,that's where I slept.
  • 00:25:13.858 --> 00:25:16.995
  • that's where I slept.When I went for my check up
  • 00:25:16.995 --> 00:25:19.397
  • When I went for my check upabout 18 months later,
  • 00:25:19.397 --> 00:25:21.499
  • about 18 months later,they sent me to get another MRI.
  • 00:25:21.499 --> 00:25:22.467
  • they sent me to get another MRI.I thought, "Great,
  • 00:25:22.467 --> 00:25:23.468
  • I thought, "Great,here's another $1.000
  • 00:25:23.468 --> 00:25:24.903
  • here's another $1.000that I'm wasting."
  • 00:25:24.903 --> 00:25:25.670
  • that I'm wasting."And I was just sitting
  • 00:25:25.670 --> 00:25:26.471
  • And I was just sittingthere flipping through
  • 00:25:26.471 --> 00:25:28.740
  • there flipping througha magazine as I was waiting.
  • 00:25:28.740 --> 00:25:29.507
  • a magazine as I was waiting.I really felt like
  • 00:25:29.507 --> 00:25:31.409
  • I really felt likethe Holy Spirit spoke to me.
  • 00:25:31.409 --> 00:25:33.979
  • the Holy Spirit spoke to me.He said, "Take a selfie."
  • 00:25:33.979 --> 00:25:35.046
  • He said, "Take a selfie."I said,
  • 00:25:35.046 --> 00:25:37.349
  • I said,"I don't do selfies, God."
  • 00:25:37.349 --> 00:25:39.217
  • "I don't do selfies, God."He said, "Take a selfie.
  • 00:25:39.217 --> 00:25:40.685
  • He said, "Take a selfie.I want you to remember the day
  • 00:25:40.685 --> 00:25:42.020
  • I want you to remember the daythat you're told you don't
  • 00:25:42.020 --> 00:25:44.522
  • that you're told you don'thave a brain tumor anymore."
  • 00:25:44.522 --> 00:25:45.624
  • have a brain tumor anymore."I said, "Okay."
  • 00:25:45.624 --> 00:25:47.425
  • I said, "Okay."And I got my phone and I took
  • 00:25:47.425 --> 00:25:48.760
  • And I got my phone and I tookabout 15 selfies
  • 00:25:48.760 --> 00:25:50.528
  • a bunch of different poses,
  • 00:25:52.664 --> 00:25:54.499
  • The funniest look on his face,
  • 00:25:55.967 --> 00:25:58.303
  • have a brain tumor anymore."
  • 00:26:01.039 --> 00:26:03.274
  • That happened last year.
  • 00:26:06.011 --> 00:26:08.046
  • That happened last year.There's no doubt in my mind
  • 00:26:08.046 --> 00:26:09.981
  • There's no doubt in my mindthat if I had not been fasting
  • 00:26:09.981 --> 00:26:10.882
  • that if I had not been fastingmy story would
  • 00:26:10.882 --> 00:26:12.150
  • my story wouldbe completely different.
  • 00:26:12.150 --> 00:26:13.785
  • be completely different.I know that's what made me
  • 00:26:13.785 --> 00:26:14.853
  • I know that's what made mestrong enough to walk
  • 00:26:14.853 --> 00:26:18.456
  • strong enough to walkthrough this diagnosis.
  • 00:26:18.456 --> 00:26:20.892
  • through this diagnosis.You know, coming back now,
  • 00:26:20.892 --> 00:26:22.927
  • You know, coming back now,there's nothing holding me back.
  • 00:26:22.927 --> 00:26:24.329
  • there's nothing holding me back.I feel like serving
  • 00:26:24.329 --> 00:26:26.131
  • I feel like servingin the production team,
  • 00:26:26.131 --> 00:26:27.232
  • in the production team,and everything else I do
  • 00:26:27.232 --> 00:26:28.967
  • and everything else I doat Free Chapel is just my way
  • 00:26:28.967 --> 00:26:30.869
  • at Free Chapel is just my wayof saying thanks.
  • 00:26:30.869 --> 00:26:32.871
  • of saying thanks.Thanks for another opportunity
  • 00:26:32.871 --> 00:26:34.973
  • Thanks for another opportunityto serve the Lord
  • 00:26:34.973 --> 00:26:35.774
  • - Cherise and I
  • 00:26:40.245 --> 00:26:41.246
  • wanna invite you to join us
  • 00:26:41.246 --> 00:26:43.048
  • on our Holy Land Tour.
  • 00:26:43.048 --> 00:26:44.382
  • It's an amazing trip,
  • 00:26:44.382 --> 00:26:45.417
  • unlike anything
  • 00:26:45.417 --> 00:26:47.552
  • you've ever experienced,
  • 00:26:47.552 --> 00:26:48.553
  • and we'll be on the trip,
  • 00:26:48.553 --> 00:26:49.721
  • we get on the busses,
  • 00:26:49.721 --> 00:26:51.256
  • our family will be on there,
  • 00:26:51.256 --> 00:26:52.457
  • and I promise you,
  • 00:26:52.457 --> 00:26:54.125
  • it will change your life.
  • 00:26:54.125 --> 00:26:55.260
  • You've been thinking about it,
  • 00:26:55.260 --> 00:26:56.394
  • you've been praying about it,
  • 00:26:56.394 --> 00:26:57.862
  • this is the year to go.
  • 00:26:57.862 --> 00:26:59.397
  • God's gonna open your eyes
  • 00:26:59.397 --> 00:27:00.665
  • to things you've never
  • 00:27:00.665 --> 00:27:02.701
  • seen and experienced before
  • 00:27:02.701 --> 00:27:03.968
  • in the holy land.
  • 00:27:03.968 --> 00:27:04.636
  • - We hope you've enjoyed
  • 00:27:15.914 --> 00:27:16.648
  • this teaching
  • 00:27:16.648 --> 00:27:17.816
  • by Jentezen Franklin,
  • 00:27:17.816 --> 00:27:18.616
  • and thank you for
  • 00:27:18.616 --> 00:27:19.751
  • your continued support
  • 00:27:19.751 --> 00:27:21.386
  • of this ministry.
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  • Your prayers
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  • and financial support
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