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Influencer Part 5

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December 22, 2019
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Ron Carpenter

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  • You know what? I am so glad that you are with us
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  • at Ron Carpenter Television.
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  • I get to be the guy, I get to be Ron Carpenter.
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  • Hey, I believe God wants to do something wonderful
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  • in your life today, and you see behind me, Influencers.
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  • How do you influence Heaven?
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  • Prayer.
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  • How do you pray?
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  • That's what we're gonna talk about,
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  • because the kind of prayer that I want to give God
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  • are the kind that need answers.
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  • Let's go talk about it a little bit more.
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  • Are you interested?
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  • Hang around.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • RCTV 258 Message:10-13-19 Airs:12-22-19
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  • Luke chapter 18, and we've called this Influencers,
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  • and I don't want to insult anyone's intelligence.
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  • I know I live in the state where
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  • a lot of this stuff is created.
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  • Now, but I don't want to assume anything either.
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  • Influencers is a new career
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  • by which many of the young millennials,
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  • and even the next generation, have made it their life goal
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  • to create as many social media, internet followers
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  • as they can, and take on a career as an influencer.
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  • And that's where different brands will pay these people,
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  • whether it be fitness products,
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  • whether it be nutritional supplements,
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  • whether it be diet programs,
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  • whether it be makeup, fashions.
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  • I saw one this week for wigs,
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  • I'm not at the wig wearing place in my life yet,
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  • but I guess I can get one from an influencer
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  • if I ever need a wig, amen.
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  • They're trying to influence other people
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  • on behalf of a brand.
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  • And I just did a take off of that.
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  • I said, but do we still have a generation
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  • that knows how to influence Heaven?
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  • Influence Heaven, I got a little bit, and one come on.
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  • (audience chatters)
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  • Influencing Heaven.
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  • A lot of times we think we're just waiting through life
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  • for God to do something.
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  • But if I'm reading my Bible right,
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  • I know this sound backwards,
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  • but Earth doesn't respond to Heaven,
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  • Heaven responds to Earth.
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  • I can give you a few examples, about four
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  • right off the top of my head.
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  • The Bible says if any two agree,
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  • and Jesus actually says the word, on Earth,
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  • as touching anything, then it shall be done
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  • by our Father who is Heaven.
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  • That's Heaven responding to Earth.
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  • Jesus said if two or three will gather together
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  • in my name, then I will come,
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  • and I will be in the midst of them,
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  • so we've definitely got that gathering.
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  • He says, I'll come be in the midst.
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  • Jesus put it this way in Matthew 16.
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  • He said, I give you the keys of the kingdom,
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  • whatever you bind on Earth, I'll bind it in Heaven,
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  • whatever you loose on Earth, I'll use in Heaven.
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  • In other words, whatever you release, I'll release,
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  • whatever you ignore, I'll ignore.
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  • That's what He says.
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  • There's four instances I just gave you right there
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  • where we're not waiting on Heaven,
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  • Heaven is waiting on you.
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  • And so who is influencing Heaven,
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  • who is doing things in the Earth
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  • where we know how to insert ourself
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  • in the spiritual things and make a difference?
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  • Please understand something.
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  • We think we live in a data-based society
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  • where if we can't touch it, smell it, taste it, feel it,
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  • or see it, then it's not real.
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  • Bible comes from an opposite angle
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  • and says that the most real things
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  • are the things you can't see.
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  • (audience chatters)
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  • The Bible even says that the things you can see
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  • came out of things you can't see,
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  • and that the things that are seen are temporary
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  • and the things you can see are eternal.
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  • So in other words, if I can see it, it is the subject realm.
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  • If I can't it, it's the parent realm.
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  • So guess where I'm headed.
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  • If there's things around me that I don't like,
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  • my temptation is to get my hands on it and fix it.
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  • But when we pray, we are inserting ourselves
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  • in the parent realm, and everything subject to that realm
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  • can be shifted if we know how to influence it.
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  • So I want to teach us how to influence Heaven.
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  • Do I have anybody still got enough gas in your tank
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  • to want to go with me? (audience applauds)
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  • Luke 18 one through eight.
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  • I'm going to begin reading now.
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  • Then He spoke a parable to them,
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  • that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
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  • saying, "There was in a certain city, a judge
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  • "who did not fear God nor regard man.
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  • "Now there was a widow in that city,
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  • "she came to him saying, 'get justice for me
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  • "from my adversary. And he was not for awhile,
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  • "but afterward, he said within himself,
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  • "though I do not fear God nor regard man,
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  • "yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her."
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  • This actually, I studied it out in the original context,
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  • which is Greek, and it actually means
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  • to give one's reputation a black eye.
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  • In other words, he's saying, as a judge,
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  • my reputation for being a judge,
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  • is going to take a hit if I don't respond to this lady.
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  • So we keep reading.
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  • "Lest her continual coming she weary me."
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  • Then the Lord said, "Hear what the unjust judge said.
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  • "And shall God not avenge His own elect?"
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  • Somebody say that's me, that's me.
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  • "Who cry out day and night to Him
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  • "though He bears long with them?
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  • "I tell you that He will avenge them speedily."
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  • This idea of, I got to pray 13 years
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  • to get God to do something is not a Biblical concept.
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  • I am the kind of preacher, you need to know what I am,
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  • I'm the kind of preacher, I have given my entire life
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  • to Jesus, and to that book.
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  • I have pillowed my head on that book
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  • in my most trying moments, and found everything
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  • God promised to be true.
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  • So I stand here today, not as a theologian
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  • who has studied a book, I stand here today
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  • as somebody who has lived that book.
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  • Lived it, and when you've got an experience
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  • you can have a whole lot more passion
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  • than when you have knowledge.
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • I've experienced the promises of this book,
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  • and when I'm telling you,
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  • when I see something in the Bible that is not working,
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  • there's only two things.
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  • There's either your God is lying,
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  • or then there's something that we don't know,
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  • there's a key we're not using,
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  • because the doors, the windows of Heaven
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  • only unlock with keys, He's given us those keys
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  • in the word of God, and these keys,
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  • if we obey them, they unlock doors,
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  • and so since it's impossible for God to lie,
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  • do you know why it's impossible for God to lie?
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  • Because whatever He called it, that's what it becomes.
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  • (audience cheers)
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  • If God looked at it and it's orange,
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  • and God said, "You're blue,"
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  • it would immediately become blue,
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  • therefore it's impossible for Him to lie
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  • because it would immediately become what He called it.
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • It doesn't mean that it's not within His character
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  • to do so, it means it's impossible,
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  • because what comes out of His mouth,
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  • it immediately becomes that thing.
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  • Ooh hallelujah.
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  • So God can't lie, so if there's something not happening,
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  • there's something I don't know.
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  • That's the perspective that I'm gonna take as I teach this.
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  • Lord, bless the reading of your word in Jesus' name,
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  • and everybody said amen.
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  • Do this loud and boldly.
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  • Tell your neighbor on each side,
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  • say, "Here we go, neighbor, here we go."
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  • (audience chatters)
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  • Hallelujah, hallelujah.
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  • I gave you, without unpacking last week's message,
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  • I thought of an analogy, and actually,
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  • I think it was so good what God gave me,
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  • it bears repeating, and I'll try to connect it
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  • with the new stuff that I have the day,
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  • and use the best of my time as wisely as I can.
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  • I talked about, last week,
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  • that I really believe moving is from the Devil.
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  • I just absolutely hate it.
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  • I mean, I really hate it.
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  • I don't know what I hate, I hate moving
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  • or paying a moving company more,
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  • I don't know which I hate,
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  • but I don't like either one of them,
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  • and I'm the kind of guy, my flaws and my weaknesses
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  • become more vivid over time.
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  • I'm the kind ofguy, I don't know if you know
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  • how they pack a truck, I've packed many of them,
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  • and for a short stint in time,
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  • I actually worked for a packing company
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  • and worked on loading docks,
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  • and they take the heaviest stuff
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  • and put it at the very back of the trailer,
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  • so you get the light stuff when you're freshest.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • After about seven hours, when you're aggravated
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  • and ready to start throwing things
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  • and done lost your salvation 17 times,
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  • then you've got the heavy stuff.
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  • So then you got the bulky couches, you got the appliances,
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  • the washers and the dryers, the fridge if you have to,
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  • you've got all that stuff, you know,
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  • the great big dining room tables
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  • and grandmama's wooden chairs
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  • that's been passed down for four centuries, you know,
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  • you've got all that stuff waiting for you
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  • after you're totally exhausted.
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  • And I'm the kinda guy that when you get the bulky stuff
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  • stuck in the door and it don't want to go in,
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  • instead of just going out the door,
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  • going around back, and coming in another door
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  • and seeing what's prohibiting it from getting inside,
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  • I just start shoving harder, you know?
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  • Because I'm tired, I don't feel like it anymore,
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  • I just want this over with, and I'll shove it,
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  • and if it don't go, I'll shove it again,
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  • and I'll get it, I'll back up about three steps,
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  • and I'll just run and hit it, you know?
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  • And then your wife's only had that couch six months,
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  • so you take a part of the hinge and it rips the fabric,
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  • and then you have a whole new kind of hell
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  • that you deal with after that.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • And I think that was a good analogy for prayer
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  • because I was raised in a generation
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  • where when you didn't see anything,
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  • they would say this, pray harder.
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  • I remember seeing bumper stickers.
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  • You guys remember?
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  • I remember seeing bumper stickers,
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  • pray harder, prayer harder.
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  • In other words, nothing's happening
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  • so do more of it. (audience laughs)
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  • Did you see what Jesus said when He told this,
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  • men ought to always pray and not lose heart.
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  • Even Jesus Himself is recognizing
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  • that if you don't pray right,
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  • all you're going to do is trying to be shove something
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  • through a door that's not fitting.
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  • And you're going to exhaust and deplete all of your energy
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  • but see no fruit.
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  • The apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians, said,
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  • when I fight, he said, I do not fight
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  • as one that beats the air.
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  • He said, I'm not going to shadow box.
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  • In other words, he said, I'm not going to sit here
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  • and expend all my energy and never land a shot.
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  • He said, if I'm going to fight,
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  • I'm going to fight in such a way
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  • where I'm fruitful, and I'm productive,
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  • and I've always thought, I really do believe this,
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  • and I stand by it, the only thing people need
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  • to begin to get a great prayer life
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  • is to just simply see their prayers answered.
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  • Preachers are always trying to find a way
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  • to stimulate and encourage their people to pray,
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  • but the fact is if you saw your prayers being answered,
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  • I would never have to tell you to pray.
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  • I would never have to preach on prayer.
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  • If you saw Heaven respond whenever you called,
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  • if you saw God go out and snatch your kid
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  • out of that mess the moment that you prayed for your kid,
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  • I ain't got to do a prayer teaching!
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  • If you saw your financial life turn around
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  • and you come out of debt the moment
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  • you begin praying about it,
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  • I ain't going to have to come and try to encourage you to pray,
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  • you will find your own way to your prayer closing.
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  • Y'all, I promise you, you'll make time
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  • in your day to pray.
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • Earth was never meant to operate apart from Heaven,
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  • it was meant to operate just like Heaven,
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  • and God put something on Earth that was just like Him
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  • to govern the Earth the way that He governs the Heavens.
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  • - [Announcer] No doubt everyone
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  • wants their prayers answered.
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  • In this series, Pastor Ron teaches us practical steps
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  • on how to approach God directly.
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  • - In your house, you represent the government of Heaven.
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  • In a fight, you represent the government of Heaven.
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  • You are a citizen of Heaven and you are an ambassador here,
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  • so you've got to go in to that argument
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  • saying, what would Heaven say?
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  • You got to go in to that problem
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  • saying, what would Heaven do?
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  • I am representing Heaven, I'm not representing Ron!
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • - So I don't think what Jesus is trying to do here
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  • is tell us if you're not seeing results, do it harder.
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  • I think what He's trying to do
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  • is say, look behind the curtain.
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  • Because there's certain things that make this prayer work,
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  • and it has nothing to do with effort,
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  • and it has to do with knowing the keys.
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  • Look at your neighbor and say, "Do you have the keys?"
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  • Come on, we talk to each other at this church,
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  • say look at your neighbor, "Do you have the keys?"
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  • Jesus, when he started talking about prayer,
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  • stay with me, don't check out,
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  • because this is very content rich,
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  • I can't really preach it, I gotta teach it,
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  • it is very interesting that Jesus brought up the subject
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  • of prayer, and immediately went to a courtroom.
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  • He said, don't lose heart.
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  • In other words, he's warning of effort without knowledge.
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  • He said, don't just shove it harder,
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  • go to the other side and find out
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  • what is prohibiting the success.
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  • And so he said, men ought to always pray,
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  • they ought not to expend energy and get no results,
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  • let me tell you how this works.
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  • And then he goes to a courtroom.
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  • I'm embarrassed to say I've given my entire life,
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  • four years of Bible school, and my whole adult life
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  • to that book, but it was about age 48, about three years ago
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  • that it dawned on me that entire New Testament
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  • is a courtroom setting.
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  • Never saw it.
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  • I've preached one message on it when I saw it,
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  • now I'm going to preach about 12,
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  • because now I've studied it and I know a lot more, amen.
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • I preached a message three years ago
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  • the day after Easter, on what I was discovering,
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  • but I put all of it in one 40 minute message.
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  • Now I've got each specific point in a 40 minute message.
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  • Okay, so we're breaking this thing down.
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  • Let me just, stay with me.
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  • We've been taught that prayer is warfare,
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  • but in a courtroom, nobody fights
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  • without getting arrested. (audience laughs)
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  • You don't fight in a courtroom
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  • because a courtroom is about legalities.
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  • Lawyers go to school for years
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  • to understand the protocols of a courtroom,
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  • and Jesus immediately took prayer in to a courtroom.
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  • All of these things that I'm going to throw out to you,
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  • I will unpack them later and speak about
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  • each of them in their own message,
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  • but I started learning things,
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  • the Bible speaks of a great cloud of witnesses.
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  • What is witnesses?
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  • That is courtroom language.
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  • The Bible speaks of God as being the only righteous judge
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  • and we're forbidden to do it.
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  • You can't have a bunch of judges.
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  • There's a judge, and God is the only one
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  • with all the information, so He's the only judge,
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  • and we're strictly forbidden to do it.
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  • So God is the righteous judge.
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  • The Bible talks about Jesus as the only mediator
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  • between God and man.
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  • In other words, the Son of God, Jesus, is a defendant.
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  • And He knows my case, and I have to speak to Him,
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  • because no one comes to the Father except through Him.
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  • (audience cheers)
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  • Ah I love this stuff.
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  • You all got to bear with me, I'm going to run
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  • all the way down the street in a minute.
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  • The Bible says that Satan is the accuser of the brethren,
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  • that's us, we're brothers.
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  • Said that he's the accuser.
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  • Job chapter 1, where have you been, Satan?
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  • He said to and fro.
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  • That word in the Hebrew, to and fro,
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  • means collecting information.
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  • In other words, he comes as a prosecutor,
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  • and basically stands before God
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  • and says, I see no evidence of this.
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  • They call themselves born of you
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  • but I see no fruit from it.
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  • So he stands before God
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  • and says I see no evidence of the law.
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  • (audience chatters)
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  • So when he stands before you and says
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  • why you should not get your prayer answered,
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  • then Jesus calls somebody to testify,
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  • called the testimony of the blood.
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  • (audience cheers)
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  • So the blood comes up and testifies,
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  • and says all that information he's got,
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  • we've already found out that it's been washed away
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  • and uncovered and it can not be admitted in to evidence!
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  • (shouts) Hallelujah!
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  • Because I've been cleaned, I've been forgiven,
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  • I've been washed, all things are passed away,
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  • and all things have become new,
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  • all that information is about a person
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  • who doesn't exist anymore.
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  • This is a brand new creation, hallelujah!
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  • (audience cheers)
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  • The Bible talks of a courts being city,
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  • and then it dawned on me, I said, ho, ho, Austin,
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  • oh I'm getting it, I'm getting it, I'm getting it,
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  • that when I pray, I'm inserting myself
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  • in to spiritual activity,
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  • so that I can ultimately change my world around me,
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  • but to get involved in spiritual activity,
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  • I have to know the rules of the court
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  • instead of just prayer harder.
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  • You've got to know the protocols of the courtroom.
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  • Can I go deeper, can I go, are you still with me,
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  • are you here? (audience applauds)
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  • Okay, let me go deeper.
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  • Now, I want you to throw up on the screens,
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  • if you would, guys, I want you to throw
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  • Romans 8:28 through 30, Romans 8:28 through 30.
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  • And we know that all things work together for good
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  • to those that love God,
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  • and those that are called according to His purpose.
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  • This is the second verse we memorized as a Christian.
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  • The first one is John 3:16, for God so love the world.
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  • The second one is, we know that all things
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  • work together for good.
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  • That is basically the scripture we take like mayonnaise
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  • and just spread it across everything in our life
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  • we don't like, and it tears me up
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  • when I hear preachers just preach that,
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  • not knowing that if that is verse 28,
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  • there are 27 verses in front of it,
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  • and there's some other verses behind it.
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  • You can't dangle it out there
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  • to go do whatever you want to do,
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  • and come back to church on Sunday
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  • and say, it's all good.
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  • (audience cheers)
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  • My claps just went off a cliff right there,
  • 00:19:25.190 --> 00:19:28.190
  • because some of you, that verse was your buy out,
  • 00:19:28.200 --> 00:19:32.050
  • that was your escape clause.
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • Can I keep preaching?
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  • - [Audience] Yeah!
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  • - Let's read further, verse 29.
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  • For whom, how do I know it works out?
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  • How do I know?
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  • How can he make such a statement.
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  • My life has come off the tracks,
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  • and look like it's heading toward a dead end
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  • 100 miles an hour, how can you tell me
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  • it's all going to be all right?
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  • Well because those He foreknew, He predestined.
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  • Now here's his supporting statement.
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  • That they might be conformed to the image of His Son,
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  • that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
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  • Verse 20, excuse me verse 30,
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  • moreover, whom He predestined, He called,
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  • those He called, He justified,
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  • those He justified, He glorified.
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  • Keep that up there.
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  • There are five steps to getting
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  • what is in Heaven on the Earth.
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  • Five steps.
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  • Those He foreknew, stage one,
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  • He did predestine, stage two,
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  • those He predestines, He called, stage three,
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  • those He called, He justified, stage four,
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  • those He justified, He glorified, stage five.
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  • The whole key is getting what God has planned for you
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  • in Heaven to be manifest on the Earth.
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  • It does no good if God has a plan in Heaven
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  • and it stays in Heaven.
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  • It does no good for me to have a Heavenly plan
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  • and my life's full of hell.
  • 00:21:02.040 --> 00:21:03.090
  • (audience chatters)
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  • If God's got a Heavenly plan and a Heavenly purpose,
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  • and He ordered my steps, so ordered,
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  • then I've got to find out what it is
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  • that God has planned for me, and how do I get that plan
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  • to manifest in the Earth.
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  • Look at your neighbor and say, "There are five stages."
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  • Tell them, five, I want everybody in this building
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  • and under the sound of my voice
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  • to be able to preach this when you leave here today.
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  • I want you to get it so strong
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  • that it feels like somebody took it
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  • and just took a drill and screwed it right in your heart.
  • 00:21:30.190 --> 00:21:33.100
  • (audience chatters)
  • 00:21:33.110 --> 00:21:34.050
  • This is good stuff.
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  • This is the first time I've ever preached this.
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  • Now, here's where we've been so far.
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  • We've got a judge, the judge, okay,
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  • and so I go to the venge for my adversary.
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  • If my spelling is wrong, I'm sorry.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • Okay?
  • 00:22:04.150 --> 00:22:05.100
  • Last week, I took you to Daniel 7.
  • 00:22:06.180 --> 00:22:08.090
  • Daniel was a prophet.
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  • Daniel was called up and taken in to a Heavenly vision.
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  • This is what he said, he said, I saw 10.000s,
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  • times 10.000s, that's not an exact,
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  • he's saying in other words, it was innumerable,
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  • and innumerable host, angelic host,
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  • and he said, and before the judge, the court was seated.
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  • So you got to understand, you're in prayer now,
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  • you're in court.
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  • In the natural, you might be pumping gas,
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  • and you start praying.
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  • While you're pumping gas,
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  • you just entered Heaven's courtroom.
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  • (audience applauds)
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • (upbeat music)
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  • - I hope that you're enjoying this.
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  • You know what, as I've been studying and preparing
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  • for these messages, I learned a lot.
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  • Really, I gotta be honest with you,
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  • I told some people not long ago,
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  • my whole prayer life has changed,
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  • and now I'm 50 years old,
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  • but I just saw God just really shift
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  • the way I thought, and the way I approached prayer.
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  • I hope the same is happening for you.
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  • I told somebody the other day also,
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  • in the same conversation, I said,
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  • you know, I see like things that I'm praying,
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  • God just answering them.
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  • It seems like the answers are coming
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  • so much more quickly, because it is about legalities,
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  • and when you understand the courts of Heaven,
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  • your prayers can get answered.
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  • I hope that you've been enjoying it.
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  • You know what, I want you to connect with me further,
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  • Facebook, I want you to connect with me
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  • on Twitter, and Instagram.
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  • We're saying something all the time,
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  • we're getting prayer requests all the time,
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  • sometimes I just speak prophetically,
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  • sometimes God just leads me to pray for a certain thing,
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  • and we can develop a deeper relationship with you
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  • than we can just here, so if you would,
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  • go on and follow on all of those social media sites,
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  • because we're doing something all the time.
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  • Clips from messages that may be an encouragement
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  • from you today, who knows, but I believe God will design it
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  • to be especially what you need.
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  • Also want to take this time as we end out here
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  • to ask you for your continued support.
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  • We are just in the most amazing place of opportunity.
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  • I love opportunity.
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  • Something I can't stand is when I feel like
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  • I have no opportunity, but when opportunity comes,
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  • here's the shame, you don't want opportunity to come
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  • and you don't seize it.
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  • And we're in the Bay area,
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  • just bought some more time locally,
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  • you know, a reach of over 8 million people
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  • just in the Bay area, 97% unchurched,
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  • mission field right there,
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  • and we're doing some new program in there,
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  • we're picking our spots.
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  • Most of you know, we're on all over the world.
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  • Now we've began to translate, not only in Spanish,
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  • we're on 60 different stations
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  • in Spanish-speaking nations, did you know that?
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  • And not only that, but we are beginning now
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  • to also translate in to Chinese,
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  • and even began talks with doing some things in Russian.
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  • It's just amazing.
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  • I mean this is big time stuff,
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  • getting the gospel to people in their known language,
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  • it's amazing, would you help us?
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  • With those of you who have been giving
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  • many for months, many for years, giving so long,
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  • would you continue to give, would you think sacrificially,
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  • would you ask God what He would have you to do?
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  • Those of you who may have never forgiven,
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  • may have never given, let me reach out to you just a sec.
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  • (soft music)
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  • If something bless you, would you consider
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  • keeping that process going?
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  • Whenever something blesses me,
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  • I try to turn around and bless back
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  • the thing that's blessing me.
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  • If something enhances my life and makes it better,
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  • I try to take a portion of that betterment,
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  • and turn around and bless the thing
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  • that caused me to get better.
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  • If this has been a blessing to you,
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  • there are a lot of people, a lot of skillsets,
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  • a lot of technology, a lot of equipment,
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  • that it takes to go in just to put this right there
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  • where you are.
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  • If it has been a blessing to you,
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  • would you consider sowing a seed
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  • back in to this ministry?
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  • Right now, whatever it is God would ask you to do,
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  • whether it's a one time gift,
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  • or whether it's to become a monthly partner,
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  • and walk out this relationship with us,
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  • we believe this is good ground
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  • and we have great opportunity.
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  • I'm asking you just to consider
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  • what God would have you do and ask Him,
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  • and I trust your heart in that.
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  • I'm believing God is gonna do great things in your life
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  • before I see you again.
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  • Keep believing, hold on, keep praying,
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  • keep doing what you know to do,
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  • and I'll see you again real soon, God bless.
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  • (uplifting music)
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  • through social media.
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