Defending Your Field of Dreams

October 17, 2022 | 206 | 27:29

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

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Kingdom Connection with Jentezen Franklin | Defending Your Field of Dreams | October 17, 2022
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  • >> this is where god
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  • >> this is where god took me this week.
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  • Took me this week. 2 samuel 23, two verses
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  • 2 samuel 23, two verses of scripture, “and after him
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  • Of scripture, “and after him was shammah the son of agee
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  • Was shammah the son of agee the hararite.
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  • The hararite. the philistines were gathered
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  • The philistines were gathered together into a troop,
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  • Together into a troop, where was a piece of ground
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  • Where was a piece of ground full of lentils,”
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  • Full of lentils,” lentils are peas or beans.
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  • Lentils are peas or beans. “so, the people fled
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  • “so, the people fled from the philistines.
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  • From the philistines. but he, shammah, stationed
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  • But he, shammah, stationed or positioned himself
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  • Or positioned himself in the middle of the field,
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  • In the middle of the field, and defended it,
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  • And defended it, and killed the philistines.
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  • And killed the philistines. so, the lord brought
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  • So, the lord brought a great victory.”
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  • A great victory.” he stood in the middle
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  • He stood in the middle of a lentil field, a pea patch,
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  • Of a lentil field, a pea patch, a bean field, a farmer's field,
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  • A bean field, a farmer's field, and he defended it.
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  • And he defended it. i wanna preach to you for just
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  • I wanna preach to you for just a few moments on
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  • A few moments on “defending your field
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  • “defending your field of dreams”.
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  • Of dreams”. defending your field of dreams.
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  • Defending your field of dreams. something in shammah said this
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  • Something in shammah said this is a do or die moment.
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  • Is a do or die moment. something in shammah said this
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  • Something in shammah said this field is connected to my purpose
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  • Field is connected to my purpose and my calling,
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  • And my calling, and i must defend
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  • And i must defend it right here.
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  • It right here. everyone else ran away.
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  • Everyone else ran away. your scripture just said all
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  • Your scripture just said all the others fled and ran,
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  • The others fled and ran, but shammah stood in a field,
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  • But shammah stood in a field, and he said this
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  • And he said this is my field of dreams.
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  • Is my field of dreams. he would become the third
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  • He would become the third most powerful man.
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  • Most powerful man. you know, david had
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  • You know, david had a massive army, but then
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  • A massive army, but then he had 400 mighty men,
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  • He had 400 mighty men, and the three most powerful men,
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  • And the three most powerful men, shammah would become
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  • Shammah would become number three.
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  • Number three. when he stood in that field,
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  • When he stood in that field, he didn't know that,
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  • He didn't know that, but the fact that he stood
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  • But the fact that he stood and defended,
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  • And defended, he knew that god had called him,
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  • He knew that god had called him, and he was standing
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  • And he was standing in a field of dreams.
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  • In a field of dreams. i read something the other day
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  • I read something the other day in a book that i was reading.
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  • In a book that i was reading. it actually was a quote from
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  • It actually was a quote from a businessman who said
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  • A businessman who said that when his business gets
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  • That when his business gets in a rut and so on --
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  • In a rut and so on -- he has a very successful,
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  • He has a very successful, large business,
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  • Large business, and very famous.
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  • And very famous. and he said that he follows
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  • And he said that he follows this plan to get fresh vision
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  • This plan to get fresh vision for his organization
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  • For his organization and his business.
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  • And his business. he said, “a change of pace,”
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  • He said, “a change of pace,” this is the formula.
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  • This is the formula. “a change of pace
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  • “a change of pace plus change of place
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  • Plus change of place equals change of perspective.”
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  • Equals change of perspective.” and when i read that i didn't
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  • And when i read that i didn't get anything else much out
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  • Get anything else much out of it, but that phrase
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  • Of it, but that phrase was so powerful because
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  • Was so powerful because i thought that is exactly
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  • I thought that is exactly what has happened in my life
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  • What has happened in my life and happened every time
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  • And happened every time god's done something major.
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  • God's done something major. it required those three things.
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  • It required those three things. it required, number one,
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  • It required, number one, a change of pace.
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  • A change of pace. that's why fasting
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  • That's why fasting is so powerful.
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  • Is so powerful. fasting is breaking
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  • Fasting is breaking up the routine.
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  • Up the routine. fasting is changing the pace.
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  • Fasting is changing the pace. the second thing
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  • The second thing is change of place.
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  • Is change of place. change of place will then bring
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  • Change of place will then bring change of perspective.
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  • Change of perspective. what do you mean?
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  • What do you mean? in other words,
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  • In other words, geography and spirituality
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  • Geography and spirituality many times are related.
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  • Many times are related. many times your view affects
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  • Many times your view affects your vision,
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  • Your vision, and there's something about
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  • And there's something about a change of pace that's
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  • A change of pace that's an interruption in life
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  • An interruption in life as normal.
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  • As normal. that's fasting.
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  • That's fasting. and then a change of place.
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  • And then a change of place. by that i mean that you begin
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  • By that i mean that you begin to get somewhere where god
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  • To get somewhere where god can inspire you,
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  • Can inspire you, get away from the same old
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  • Get away from the same old people and the same old crowd
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  • People and the same old crowd and just sitting in front
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  • And just sitting in front of a television or just
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  • Of a television or just your same old routine.
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  • Your same old routine. you change the pace
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  • You change the pace and you change the place.
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  • And you change the place. you go on walks deliberately.
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  • You go on walks deliberately. it's a change of place
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  • It's a change of place to meet with god,
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  • To meet with god, to show me something,
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  • To show me something, just get away.
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  • Just get away. just get away to a place.
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  • Just get away to a place. a change of pace.
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  • A change of pace. a change of place.
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  • A change of place. you know, god spoke to abraham
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  • You know, god spoke to abraham because he understood
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  • Because he understood his view affects his vision,
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  • His view affects his vision, and he said, abraham,
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  • And he said, abraham, go outside your tent
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  • Go outside your tent and look up at the sky.
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  • And look up at the sky. he knew he needed
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  • He knew he needed a change of place.
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  • A change of place. the tent had an
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  • The tent had an eight-foot ceiling.
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  • Eight-foot ceiling. the tent limited his vision,
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  • The tent limited his vision, and so when he stepped outside
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  • And so when he stepped outside the tent,
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  • The tent, and he looked up and he saw
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  • And he looked up and he saw the stars, god said as the stars
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  • The stars, god said as the stars in heaven so will your seed be.
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  • In heaven so will your seed be. i know you and your wife can't
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  • I know you and your wife can't have children,
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  • Have children, but i'm giving you a vision,
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  • But i'm giving you a vision, and the stars represent
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  • And the stars represent spiritual israel,
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  • Spiritual israel, the church, you and i,
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  • The church, you and i, and the sand.
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  • And the sand. see all this sand.
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  • See all this sand. you couldn't see that
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  • You couldn't see that in that place.
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  • In that place. i mean, it's just a few steps,
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  • I mean, it's just a few steps, but when you change places
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  • But when you change places sometimes it feeds your vision,
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  • Sometimes it feeds your vision, things that,
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  • Things that, and i'm not just making
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  • And i'm not just making this up.
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  • This up. i'm telling you how
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  • I'm telling you how it's happened to me.
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  • It's happened to me. that's why i love to go
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  • That's why i love to go to the beach or i love to get
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  • To the beach or i love to get away sometimes and just
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  • Away sometimes and just walk on somewhere because
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  • Walk on somewhere because i've learned that a change
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  • I've learned that a change of pace and a change
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  • Of pace and a change of place can be critical
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  • Of place can be critical to a change of perspective.
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  • To a change of perspective. i can go right back to the same
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  • I can go right back to the same church or the same situations
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  • Church or the same situations and problems,
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  • And problems, but because i've got off,
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  • But because i've got off, changed the pace,
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  • Changed the pace, got with god, changed the place,
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  • Got with god, changed the place, got inspired to believe him,
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  • Got inspired to believe him, now my perspective gets changed,
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  • Now my perspective gets changed, and i come back,
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  • And i come back, and it's the same situation,
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  • And it's the same situation, but i don't see it the same
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  • But i don't see it the same ‘cause god has lit me up.
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  • ‘cause god has lit me up. you understand
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  • You understand what i'm saying?
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  • What i'm saying? outside the tent the sky
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  • Outside the tent the sky was the limit.
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  • Was the limit. inside the tent,
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  • Inside the tent, it had an eight-foot ceiling.
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  • It had an eight-foot ceiling. so, i thought about shammah
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  • So, i thought about shammah standing in that field,
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  • Standing in that field, and it was his field of dreams,
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  • And it was his field of dreams, and he was defending
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  • And he was defending his field of dreams,
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  • His field of dreams, and my mind went back to kenly,
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  • And my mind went back to kenly, north carolina,
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  • North carolina, and i was 20 years old.
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  • And i was 20 years old. i had gone to my first
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  • I had gone to my first year of college.
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  • Year of college. i had a dream of being
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  • I had a dream of being a saxophone artist,
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  • A saxophone artist, and i was following that dream
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  • And i was following that dream and had a scholarship to do that
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  • And had a scholarship to do that at barton college
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  • At barton college in north carolina,
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  • In north carolina, and the summer we had taken off,
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  • And the summer we had taken off, of course, before the next
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  • Of course, before the next semester started,
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  • Semester started, and i had gone home to kenly.
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  • And i had gone home to kenly. i was living with my parents
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  • I was living with my parents there, and they lived
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  • There, and they lived in a little area called kenly,
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  • In a little area called kenly, and it was surrounded
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  • And it was surrounded with cornfields,
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  • With cornfields, i had developed spiritually
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  • I had developed spiritually a discipline of reading
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  • A discipline of reading god's word and praying,
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  • God's word and praying, and when i would read the word
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  • And when i would read the word and pray, man, i felt something
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  • And pray, man, i felt something stirring in me.
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  • Stirring in me. and so, i felt led to go on
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  • And so, i felt led to go on a three-day fast.
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  • A three-day fast. the summer was almost over.
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  • The summer was almost over. we were about to go back.
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  • We were about to go back. i was about to go back
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  • I was about to go back to school, but i was not --
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  • To school, but i was not -- i felt a lack of enthusiasm
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  • I felt a lack of enthusiasm like is that really
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  • Like is that really what i'm supposed to do.
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  • What i'm supposed to do. so, i said i'm gonna fast
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  • So, i said i'm gonna fast and say, god, whatever you
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  • And say, god, whatever you want me to do with my life,
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  • Want me to do with my life, i wanna do it.
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  • I wanna do it. and i went on a fast
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  • And i went on a fast for three days.
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  • For three days. i was a 20-year-old,
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  • I was a 20-year-old, and i was very skinny.
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  • And i was very skinny. i was 29 in the waist.
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  • I was 29 in the waist. now, it's just muscle,
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  • Now, it's just muscle, but back then, i mean,
  • 00:07:25.414 --> 00:07:28.017
  • But back then, i mean, i didn't have any weight
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  • I didn't have any weight to lose.
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  • To lose. i really didn't,
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  • I really didn't, but i was so desperate
  • 00:07:31.988 --> 00:07:33.656
  • But i was so desperate for god's plan for my life.
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  • For god's plan for my life. the end of those three days
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  • The end of those three days after just drinking liquids,
  • 00:07:39.529 --> 00:07:43.366
  • After just drinking liquids, i slipped out of the house
  • 00:07:43.432 --> 00:07:45.134
  • I slipped out of the house that my parents lived in,
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  • That my parents lived in, again, surrounded by cornfields,
  • 00:07:46.736 --> 00:07:49.205
  • Again, surrounded by cornfields, and my dad was over a bunch
  • 00:07:49.272 --> 00:07:50.673
  • And my dad was over a bunch of churches in north carolina,
  • 00:07:50.740 --> 00:07:52.208
  • Of churches in north carolina, and he oversaw the tabernacle
  • 00:07:52.275 --> 00:07:55.077
  • And he oversaw the tabernacle where this denomination
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  • Where this denomination would have its camp
  • 00:07:56.913 --> 00:07:57.647
  • Would have its camp meeting in the summer.
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  • Meeting in the summer. basically, the building
  • 00:07:59.081 --> 00:07:59.849
  • Basically, the building wasn't used much except
  • 00:07:59.916 --> 00:08:00.917
  • Wasn't used much except for camp meeting,
  • 00:08:00.983 --> 00:08:02.051
  • For camp meeting, maybe a prayer conference
  • 00:08:02.118 --> 00:08:03.419
  • Maybe a prayer conference during the winter.
  • 00:08:03.486 --> 00:08:06.155
  • During the winter. and i went late at night.
  • 00:08:06.222 --> 00:08:09.358
  • And i went late at night. the last night i knew
  • 00:08:09.425 --> 00:08:10.493
  • The last night i knew that it was coming up
  • 00:08:10.560 --> 00:08:11.494
  • That it was coming up on midnight and like,
  • 00:08:11.561 --> 00:08:12.528
  • On midnight and like, when you really fast food,
  • 00:08:12.595 --> 00:08:14.497
  • When you really fast food, as soon as the fast is over,
  • 00:08:14.564 --> 00:08:15.631
  • As soon as the fast is over, you're watching the clock,
  • 00:08:15.698 --> 00:08:17.900
  • You're watching the clock, and i knew midnight
  • 00:08:17.967 --> 00:08:18.901
  • And i knew midnight was coming up.
  • 00:08:18.968 --> 00:08:20.236
  • Was coming up. and so, i went over there
  • 00:08:20.303 --> 00:08:21.103
  • And so, i went over there to pray one last time.
  • 00:08:21.170 --> 00:08:24.140
  • To pray one last time. and i walked into that
  • 00:08:24.206 --> 00:08:25.141
  • And i walked into that sanctuary, and i walked up
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  • Sanctuary, and i walked up on the stage,
  • 00:08:26.742 --> 00:08:27.977
  • On the stage, and there was an upright piano
  • 00:08:28.044 --> 00:08:29.312
  • And there was an upright piano that sat in there all the time.
  • 00:08:29.378 --> 00:08:31.914
  • That sat in there all the time. it was cold and just
  • 00:08:31.981 --> 00:08:34.116
  • It was cold and just kind of a metal building.
  • 00:08:34.183 --> 00:08:37.386
  • Kind of a metal building. and i got down on my knees,
  • 00:08:37.453 --> 00:08:38.521
  • And i got down on my knees, and i started praying,
  • 00:08:38.588 --> 00:08:39.889
  • And i started praying, and suddenly,
  • 00:08:39.956 --> 00:08:41.357
  • And suddenly, suddenly the presence of god
  • 00:08:41.424 --> 00:08:43.159
  • Suddenly the presence of god came in such a tangible powerful
  • 00:08:43.225 --> 00:08:45.628
  • Came in such a tangible powerful way that that spot
  • 00:08:45.695 --> 00:08:50.333
  • Way that that spot in the middle of cornfields
  • 00:08:50.399 --> 00:08:54.103
  • In the middle of cornfields became my field of dreams.
  • 00:08:54.170 --> 00:08:56.606
  • Became my field of dreams. i knew when i got up off
  • 00:08:56.672 --> 00:08:58.007
  • I knew when i got up off my knees i could never
  • 00:08:58.074 --> 00:09:00.910
  • My knees i could never just be a musician again.
  • 00:09:00.977 --> 00:09:03.980
  • Just be a musician again. i'll always be a worshipper,
  • 00:09:04.046 --> 00:09:06.282
  • I'll always be a worshipper, but i could never
  • 00:09:06.349 --> 00:09:07.116
  • But i could never be a musician again
  • 00:09:07.183 --> 00:09:08.351
  • Be a musician again like that.
  • 00:09:08.417 --> 00:09:09.285
  • Like that. i knew that i was called
  • 00:09:09.352 --> 00:09:11.587
  • I knew that i was called to preach.
  • 00:09:11.654 --> 00:09:12.488
  • To preach. i stood up.
  • 00:09:12.555 --> 00:09:13.856
  • I stood up. i was broken.
  • 00:09:13.923 --> 00:09:14.857
  • I was broken. i walked out of there,
  • 00:09:14.924 --> 00:09:16.659
  • I walked out of there, and that little spot in kenly,
  • 00:09:16.726 --> 00:09:18.728
  • And that little spot in kenly, north carolina became
  • 00:09:18.794 --> 00:09:20.229
  • North carolina became my field of dreams.
  • 00:09:20.296 --> 00:09:23.065
  • My field of dreams. it's where i had no idea where
  • 00:09:23.132 --> 00:09:25.001
  • It's where i had no idea where that road would take me,
  • 00:09:25.067 --> 00:09:26.535
  • That road would take me, but there was no question
  • 00:09:26.602 --> 00:09:28.237
  • But there was no question in my mind that fasting
  • 00:09:28.304 --> 00:09:30.640
  • In my mind that fasting and seeking god's face,
  • 00:09:30.706 --> 00:09:32.074
  • And seeking god's face, a change of pace,
  • 00:09:32.141 --> 00:09:34.076
  • A change of pace, a change of place had given me
  • 00:09:34.143 --> 00:09:36.012
  • A change of place had given me a change of perspective of who
  • 00:09:36.078 --> 00:09:37.847
  • A change of perspective of who i was in god and what
  • 00:09:37.913 --> 00:09:39.815
  • I was in god and what i was called to do.
  • 00:09:39.882 --> 00:09:42.418
  • I was called to do. my brother, richie, said, well,
  • 00:09:42.485 --> 00:09:44.654
  • My brother, richie, said, well, just come travel with me
  • 00:09:44.720 --> 00:09:45.888
  • Just come travel with me the rest of the summer.
  • 00:09:45.955 --> 00:09:46.956
  • The rest of the summer. he had revivals.
  • 00:09:47.023 --> 00:09:47.957
  • He had revivals. he had graduated from college
  • 00:09:48.024 --> 00:09:49.258
  • He had graduated from college in north carolina in charlotte,
  • 00:09:49.325 --> 00:09:51.994
  • In north carolina in charlotte, and he said just come travel
  • 00:09:52.061 --> 00:09:53.929
  • And he said just come travel with me, jent.
  • 00:09:53.996 --> 00:09:55.564
  • With me, jent. he called me jent,
  • 00:09:55.631 --> 00:09:56.432
  • He called me jent, and he said let's finish it,
  • 00:09:56.499 --> 00:09:57.800
  • And he said let's finish it, let's see what god will do,
  • 00:09:57.867 --> 00:09:59.635
  • Let's see what god will do, and he let me preach
  • 00:09:59.702 --> 00:10:00.603
  • And he let me preach my first sermon.
  • 00:10:00.670 --> 00:10:02.071
  • My first sermon. and to make a long story short,
  • 00:10:02.138 --> 00:10:03.939
  • And to make a long story short, we started evangelizing.
  • 00:10:04.006 --> 00:10:05.241
  • We started evangelizing. we started having revivals
  • 00:10:05.307 --> 00:10:06.642
  • We started having revivals that went three and four weeks
  • 00:10:06.709 --> 00:10:08.911
  • That went three and four weeks and all, everything just started
  • 00:10:08.978 --> 00:10:10.913
  • And all, everything just started happening so fast,
  • 00:10:10.980 --> 00:10:12.682
  • Happening so fast, so fast, so fast,
  • 00:10:12.748 --> 00:10:14.350
  • So fast, so fast, and we went on for several
  • 00:10:14.417 --> 00:10:15.418
  • And we went on for several years, and then richie
  • 00:10:15.484 --> 00:10:17.086
  • Years, and then richie met his wife, rheana,
  • 00:10:17.153 --> 00:10:18.721
  • Met his wife, rheana, and married her,
  • 00:10:18.788 --> 00:10:19.689
  • And married her, and i met cherise
  • 00:10:19.755 --> 00:10:20.623
  • And i met cherise and married her.
  • 00:10:20.690 --> 00:10:21.757
  • And married her. it was all in that field
  • 00:10:21.824 --> 00:10:24.894
  • It was all in that field of dreams.
  • 00:10:24.960 --> 00:10:25.761
  • Of dreams. you know, i wanted a woman.
  • 00:10:25.828 --> 00:10:26.829
  • You know, i wanted a woman. i was 20 years old.
  • 00:10:26.896 --> 00:10:27.997
  • I was 20 years old. i was ready to date somebody,
  • 00:10:28.064 --> 00:10:29.432
  • I was ready to date somebody, something, you know,
  • 00:10:29.498 --> 00:10:30.833
  • Something, you know, but it was all in
  • 00:10:30.900 --> 00:10:33.235
  • But it was all in that field of dreams.
  • 00:10:33.302 --> 00:10:34.503
  • That field of dreams. that little spot in kenly,
  • 00:10:34.570 --> 00:10:35.738
  • That little spot in kenly, north carolina where a boy
  • 00:10:35.805 --> 00:10:37.807
  • North carolina where a boy was fasting and praying
  • 00:10:37.873 --> 00:10:39.542
  • Was fasting and praying and saying what do you want
  • 00:10:39.608 --> 00:10:40.443
  • And saying what do you want to do with my life?
  • 00:10:40.509 --> 00:10:41.477
  • To do with my life? what am i gonna do?
  • 00:10:41.544 --> 00:10:42.511
  • What am i gonna do? who am i supposed to marry?
  • 00:10:42.578 --> 00:10:43.779
  • Who am i supposed to marry? what am i supposed to do?
  • 00:10:43.846 --> 00:10:45.414
  • What am i supposed to do? it was all in that spot.
  • 00:10:45.481 --> 00:10:48.017
  • It was all in that spot. all of it.
  • 00:10:48.084 --> 00:10:49.952
  • All of it. cherise.
  • 00:10:50.019 --> 00:10:50.920
  • Cherise. all of it.
  • 00:10:50.986 --> 00:10:51.754
  • All of it. what if i had said no?
  • 00:10:51.821 --> 00:10:52.655
  • What if i had said no? what if i just kept going
  • 00:10:52.722 --> 00:10:53.856
  • What if i just kept going playing the horn?
  • 00:10:53.923 --> 00:10:55.157
  • Playing the horn? i'd have missed everything
  • 00:10:55.224 --> 00:10:56.859
  • I'd have missed everything that god had for me.
  • 00:10:56.926 --> 00:10:58.994
  • That god had for me. it was my field of dreams.
  • 00:10:59.061 --> 00:11:01.831
  • It was my field of dreams. so, my brother and i,
  • 00:11:01.897 --> 00:11:03.132
  • So, my brother and i, you know, decided to go our ways
  • 00:11:03.199 --> 00:11:04.667
  • You know, decided to go our ways with his family and my family,
  • 00:11:04.734 --> 00:11:07.436
  • With his family and my family, and cherise and i
  • 00:11:07.503 --> 00:11:08.838
  • And cherise and i were evangelizing
  • 00:11:08.904 --> 00:11:10.106
  • Were evangelizing all over the nation.
  • 00:11:10.172 --> 00:11:11.474
  • All over the nation. we traveled all over the nation,
  • 00:11:11.540 --> 00:11:12.708
  • We traveled all over the nation, just she and i,
  • 00:11:12.775 --> 00:11:14.276
  • Just she and i, for several years.
  • 00:11:14.343 --> 00:11:16.579
  • For several years. and pastor welburn,
  • 00:11:16.645 --> 00:11:18.147
  • And pastor welburn, the pastor of free chapel,
  • 00:11:18.214 --> 00:11:20.616
  • The pastor of free chapel, asked me to start coming,
  • 00:11:20.683 --> 00:11:21.851
  • Asked me to start coming, and i would come once a year
  • 00:11:21.917 --> 00:11:23.085
  • And i would come once a year and preach at free chapel,
  • 00:11:23.152 --> 00:11:26.088
  • And preach at free chapel, and he booked me nine months
  • 00:11:26.155 --> 00:11:29.091
  • And he booked me nine months in advance,
  • 00:11:29.158 --> 00:11:30.292
  • In advance, and he got sick and died
  • 00:11:30.359 --> 00:11:32.628
  • And he got sick and died on the sunday that he booked me
  • 00:11:32.695 --> 00:11:34.563
  • On the sunday that he booked me to come nine months in advance.
  • 00:11:34.630 --> 00:11:37.566
  • To come nine months in advance. and so, i preached that morning,
  • 00:11:37.633 --> 00:11:39.568
  • And so, i preached that morning, and the church had his funeral
  • 00:11:39.635 --> 00:11:41.036
  • And the church had his funeral that afternoon.
  • 00:11:41.103 --> 00:11:43.839
  • That afternoon. and then, here --
  • 00:11:43.906 --> 00:11:45.441
  • And then, here -- i'm going somewhere.
  • 00:11:45.508 --> 00:11:46.876
  • I'm going somewhere. change of pace.
  • 00:11:46.942 --> 00:11:48.477
  • Change of pace. change of place.
  • 00:11:48.544 --> 00:11:50.112
  • Change of place. change of perspective.
  • 00:11:50.179 --> 00:11:52.782
  • Change of perspective. up until that point,
  • 00:11:52.848 --> 00:11:55.050
  • Up until that point, we had been so busy preaching,
  • 00:11:55.117 --> 00:11:57.019
  • We had been so busy preaching, preaching, preaching,
  • 00:11:57.086 --> 00:11:58.087
  • Preaching, preaching, i'd have revivals
  • 00:11:58.154 --> 00:11:58.988
  • I'd have revivals that would go night
  • 00:11:59.054 --> 00:12:00.189
  • That would go night after night after night,
  • 00:12:00.256 --> 00:12:01.724
  • After night after night, that we had never really taken
  • 00:12:01.791 --> 00:12:03.325
  • That we had never really taken much of a break,
  • 00:12:03.392 --> 00:12:05.294
  • Much of a break, and cherise said, hey,
  • 00:12:05.361 --> 00:12:07.897
  • And cherise said, hey, my aunt margaret has moved
  • 00:12:07.963 --> 00:12:10.466
  • My aunt margaret has moved to rogers, arkansas,
  • 00:12:10.533 --> 00:12:12.101
  • To rogers, arkansas, her and gene, her husband,
  • 00:12:12.168 --> 00:12:16.338
  • Her and gene, her husband, and ron their oldest son
  • 00:12:16.405 --> 00:12:20.176
  • And ron their oldest son and gene's mother needs
  • 00:12:20.242 --> 00:12:21.410
  • And gene's mother needs to go out there,
  • 00:12:21.477 --> 00:12:22.411
  • To go out there, so let's drive them, jentezen.
  • 00:12:22.478 --> 00:12:23.979
  • So let's drive them, jentezen. let's drive them.
  • 00:12:24.046 --> 00:12:25.848
  • Let's drive them. let's take some time off.
  • 00:12:25.915 --> 00:12:27.483
  • Let's take some time off. watch this.
  • 00:12:27.550 --> 00:12:30.286
  • Watch this. and she didn't say it
  • 00:12:30.352 --> 00:12:31.220
  • And she didn't say it in these ways, but look.
  • 00:12:31.287 --> 00:12:32.755
  • In these ways, but look. look at the genius of god.
  • 00:12:32.822 --> 00:12:34.223
  • Look at the genius of god. change of pace.
  • 00:12:34.290 --> 00:12:36.959
  • Change of pace. change of place.
  • 00:12:37.026 --> 00:12:38.861
  • Change of place. change of perspective.
  • 00:12:38.928 --> 00:12:40.996
  • Change of perspective. and so, we did something
  • 00:12:41.063 --> 00:12:42.364
  • And so, we did something we'd never done.
  • 00:12:42.431 --> 00:12:43.899
  • We'd never done. it was a 14-hour drive.
  • 00:12:43.966 --> 00:12:46.402
  • It was a 14-hour drive. we get in the car with granny
  • 00:12:46.468 --> 00:12:48.304
  • We get in the car with granny in the back, ron in the back,
  • 00:12:48.370 --> 00:12:51.574
  • In the back, ron in the back, me and cherise in the front,
  • 00:12:51.640 --> 00:12:53.375
  • Me and cherise in the front, and we drive.
  • 00:12:53.442 --> 00:12:54.977
  • And we drive. and bill stow who is
  • 00:12:55.044 --> 00:12:58.080
  • And bill stow who is a board member here still
  • 00:12:58.147 --> 00:13:00.216
  • A board member here still to this day called us,
  • 00:13:00.282 --> 00:13:03.719
  • To this day called us, and he had said it
  • 00:13:03.786 --> 00:13:04.753
  • And he had said it to us earlier,
  • 00:13:04.820 --> 00:13:05.888
  • To us earlier, but he called us again,
  • 00:13:05.955 --> 00:13:07.690
  • But he called us again, and he said, would you consider,
  • 00:13:07.756 --> 00:13:10.359
  • And he said, would you consider, jentezen, allowing us on
  • 00:13:10.426 --> 00:13:13.929
  • Jentezen, allowing us on the board of directors
  • 00:13:13.996 --> 00:13:15.097
  • The board of directors of free chapel to consider
  • 00:13:15.164 --> 00:13:16.565
  • Of free chapel to consider you for pastor?
  • 00:13:16.632 --> 00:13:18.500
  • You for pastor? and i was so honored,
  • 00:13:18.567 --> 00:13:20.536
  • And i was so honored, but i'd never pastored a church,
  • 00:13:20.603 --> 00:13:22.438
  • But i'd never pastored a church, and i had no desire.
  • 00:13:22.504 --> 00:13:23.873
  • And i had no desire. i was in a different
  • 00:13:23.939 --> 00:13:24.607
  • I was in a different denomination.
  • 00:13:24.673 --> 00:13:25.941
  • Denomination. everything was going great.
  • 00:13:26.008 --> 00:13:27.376
  • Everything was going great. i had no desire to pastor.
  • 00:13:27.443 --> 00:13:28.978
  • I had no desire to pastor. but cherise did,
  • 00:13:29.044 --> 00:13:30.846
  • But cherise did, and cherise said we ought
  • 00:13:30.913 --> 00:13:31.881
  • And cherise said we ought to go to that church.
  • 00:13:31.947 --> 00:13:34.516
  • To go to that church. she said i don't have
  • 00:13:34.583 --> 00:13:35.351
  • She said i don't have to pray about it.
  • 00:13:35.417 --> 00:13:36.318
  • To pray about it. i don't have to pray about it.
  • 00:13:36.385 --> 00:13:37.186
  • I don't have to pray about it. why do you have to pray
  • 00:13:37.253 --> 00:13:37.920
  • Why do you have to pray about it?
  • 00:13:37.987 --> 00:13:38.654
  • About it? why don't we just go there?
  • 00:13:38.721 --> 00:13:40.522
  • Why don't we just go there? i'm telling you.
  • 00:13:40.589 --> 00:13:41.423
  • I'm telling you. women have discernment.
  • 00:13:41.490 --> 00:13:44.960
  • Women have discernment. now watch this.
  • 00:13:45.027 --> 00:13:45.995
  • Now watch this. watch this.
  • 00:13:46.061 --> 00:13:47.830
  • Watch this. we get in that car,
  • 00:13:47.897 --> 00:13:49.098
  • We get in that car, and we start driving
  • 00:13:49.164 --> 00:13:50.733
  • And we start driving to rogers, arkansas.
  • 00:13:50.799 --> 00:13:53.235
  • To rogers, arkansas. change of pace.
  • 00:13:53.302 --> 00:13:56.906
  • Change of pace. if i'd have just went somewhere
  • 00:13:56.972 --> 00:13:58.407
  • If i'd have just went somewhere and preached another revival,
  • 00:13:58.474 --> 00:14:00.009
  • And preached another revival, i wouldn't given it ten minutes.
  • 00:14:00.075 --> 00:14:01.777
  • I wouldn't given it ten minutes. such a major thing.
  • 00:14:01.844 --> 00:14:03.913
  • Such a major thing. such a major shift in my life.
  • 00:14:03.979 --> 00:14:06.282
  • Such a major shift in my life. but if i wouldn't have changed
  • 00:14:06.348 --> 00:14:08.384
  • But if i wouldn't have changed the pace and the place,
  • 00:14:08.450 --> 00:14:10.185
  • The pace and the place, i don't know if i'd have gotten
  • 00:14:10.252 --> 00:14:11.220
  • I don't know if i'd have gotten the perspective of god.
  • 00:14:11.287 --> 00:14:14.924
  • The perspective of god. this is why fasting
  • 00:14:14.990 --> 00:14:16.358
  • This is why fasting and seeking god
  • 00:14:16.425 --> 00:14:17.826
  • And seeking god is so important.
  • 00:14:17.893 --> 00:14:21.096
  • Is so important. now, i speed now
  • 00:14:21.163 --> 00:14:24.166
  • Now, i speed now to the conclusion of this.
  • 00:14:24.233 --> 00:14:26.602
  • To the conclusion of this. and here it --
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  • And here it -- here's what happened.
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  • Here's what happened. so, we get to arkansas,
  • 00:14:28.404 --> 00:14:31.073
  • So, we get to arkansas, and i have to give him
  • 00:14:31.140 --> 00:14:32.408
  • And i have to give him a yes or no, you can throw
  • 00:14:32.474 --> 00:14:33.575
  • A yes or no, you can throw my name in the hat,
  • 00:14:33.642 --> 00:14:35.411
  • My name in the hat, and i love that bill stow
  • 00:14:35.477 --> 00:14:36.879
  • And i love that bill stow reminded me
  • 00:14:36.946 --> 00:14:37.813
  • Reminded me the second phone call.
  • 00:14:37.880 --> 00:14:39.114
  • The second phone call. he reminded me.
  • 00:14:39.181 --> 00:14:40.482
  • He reminded me. he said, well now,
  • 00:14:40.549 --> 00:14:41.784
  • He said, well now, don't get all --
  • 00:14:41.850 --> 00:14:43.052
  • Don't get all -- ‘cause i was like, oh, no.
  • 00:14:43.118 --> 00:14:44.486
  • ‘cause i was like, oh, no. he said don't get all up
  • 00:14:44.553 --> 00:14:46.622
  • He said don't get all up about it.
  • 00:14:46.689 --> 00:14:47.690
  • About it. he said they may reject you.
  • 00:14:47.756 --> 00:14:49.058
  • He said they may reject you. they may not want you.
  • 00:14:49.124 --> 00:14:50.592
  • They may not want you. the denomination
  • 00:14:50.659 --> 00:14:51.527
  • The denomination may not allow you.
  • 00:14:51.593 --> 00:14:52.628
  • May not allow you. the people.
  • 00:14:52.695 --> 00:14:53.862
  • The people. not only have you gotta
  • 00:14:53.929 --> 00:14:54.830
  • Not only have you gotta go through the filter of board.
  • 00:14:54.897 --> 00:14:56.432
  • Go through the filter of board. you've got to go through
  • 00:14:56.498 --> 00:14:57.199
  • You've got to go through the people, and people may not
  • 00:14:57.266 --> 00:14:58.801
  • The people, and people may not want a rookie preacher
  • 00:14:58.867 --> 00:15:01.236
  • Want a rookie preacher for their pastor.
  • 00:15:01.303 --> 00:15:04.106
  • For their pastor. a good humbling little
  • 00:15:04.173 --> 00:15:05.274
  • A good humbling little thing right there.
  • 00:15:05.341 --> 00:15:08.310
  • Thing right there. but cherise said you need
  • 00:15:08.377 --> 00:15:09.311
  • But cherise said you need to pray about it.
  • 00:15:09.378 --> 00:15:11.680
  • To pray about it. and so, i began to fast and pray
  • 00:15:11.747 --> 00:15:13.215
  • And so, i began to fast and pray while we were out in arkansas
  • 00:15:13.282 --> 00:15:15.150
  • While we were out in arkansas in margaret and gene's home,
  • 00:15:15.217 --> 00:15:18.520
  • In margaret and gene's home, and every day i would go
  • 00:15:18.587 --> 00:15:20.255
  • And every day i would go and there's a little church
  • 00:15:20.322 --> 00:15:22.458
  • And there's a little church in rogers, arkansas.
  • 00:15:22.524 --> 00:15:24.393
  • In rogers, arkansas. it sits up on a hill sort of,
  • 00:15:24.460 --> 00:15:26.362
  • It sits up on a hill sort of, and it had a parking lot
  • 00:15:26.428 --> 00:15:28.364
  • And it had a parking lot off the main road that
  • 00:15:28.430 --> 00:15:29.798
  • Off the main road that was private.
  • 00:15:29.865 --> 00:15:32.001
  • Was private. and i was looking
  • 00:15:32.067 --> 00:15:32.835
  • And i was looking for a prayer place, and i pulled
  • 00:15:32.901 --> 00:15:33.936
  • For a prayer place, and i pulled in there, and they didn't have
  • 00:15:34.003 --> 00:15:36.171
  • In there, and they didn't have a staff or anything apparently
  • 00:15:36.238 --> 00:15:37.840
  • A staff or anything apparently because there were never
  • 00:15:37.906 --> 00:15:38.774
  • Because there were never any cars out there.
  • 00:15:38.841 --> 00:15:39.942
  • Any cars out there. it was just an empty
  • 00:15:40.009 --> 00:15:40.809
  • It was just an empty parking lot.
  • 00:15:40.876 --> 00:15:42.544
  • Parking lot. and every day i'd get out
  • 00:15:42.611 --> 00:15:43.545
  • And every day i'd get out and walk around that parking lot
  • 00:15:43.612 --> 00:15:44.813
  • And walk around that parking lot and pray, god, show me
  • 00:15:44.880 --> 00:15:46.148
  • And pray, god, show me what will i do, what will i do,
  • 00:15:46.215 --> 00:15:48.050
  • What will i do, what will i do, what will i do?
  • 00:15:48.117 --> 00:15:49.718
  • What will i do? and toward the end of that week
  • 00:15:49.785 --> 00:15:51.420
  • And toward the end of that week i pulled into that parking lot,
  • 00:15:51.487 --> 00:15:52.888
  • I pulled into that parking lot, and i grabbed
  • 00:15:52.955 --> 00:15:53.722
  • And i grabbed a little bitty book
  • 00:15:53.789 --> 00:15:54.823
  • A little bitty book for some reason and my bible,
  • 00:15:54.890 --> 00:15:57.626
  • For some reason and my bible, and i grabbed that book
  • 00:15:57.693 --> 00:15:59.161
  • And i grabbed that book called “the invading force”.
  • 00:15:59.228 --> 00:16:00.996
  • Called “the invading force”. it was little bitty, thin,
  • 00:16:01.063 --> 00:16:02.231
  • It was little bitty, thin, you could read it quick.
  • 00:16:02.297 --> 00:16:03.966
  • You could read it quick. and i flipped it open,
  • 00:16:04.033 --> 00:16:05.501
  • And i flipped it open, and it had a little part
  • 00:16:05.567 --> 00:16:07.069
  • And it had a little part in the book that was highlighted
  • 00:16:07.136 --> 00:16:08.871
  • In the book that was highlighted that said, “i'm giving you
  • 00:16:08.937 --> 00:16:10.706
  • That said, “i'm giving you your marching orders,”
  • 00:16:10.773 --> 00:16:14.009
  • Your marching orders,” and i kept reading,
  • 00:16:14.076 --> 00:16:15.277
  • And i kept reading, and it just --
  • 00:16:15.344 --> 00:16:17.679
  • And it just -- everything you can imagine
  • 00:16:17.746 --> 00:16:21.583
  • Everything you can imagine that i needed for confirmation
  • 00:16:21.650 --> 00:16:24.253
  • That i needed for confirmation was in that little booklet,
  • 00:16:24.319 --> 00:16:25.988
  • Was in that little booklet, and it tore me up.
  • 00:16:26.055 --> 00:16:28.457
  • And it tore me up. i'm sitting there weeping.
  • 00:16:28.524 --> 00:16:30.192
  • I'm sitting there weeping. i'm crying.
  • 00:16:30.259 --> 00:16:31.427
  • I'm crying. i knew that i knew that i knew
  • 00:16:31.493 --> 00:16:34.963
  • I knew that i knew that i knew god had called me to be pastor
  • 00:16:35.030 --> 00:16:37.166
  • God had called me to be pastor of free chapel.
  • 00:16:37.232 --> 00:16:38.333
  • Of free chapel. i drove back home after
  • 00:16:38.400 --> 00:16:39.768
  • I drove back home after i walked around that parking
  • 00:16:39.835 --> 00:16:40.936
  • I walked around that parking lot and wept.
  • 00:16:41.003 --> 00:16:42.304
  • Lot and wept. i came through the door,
  • 00:16:42.371 --> 00:16:43.205
  • I came through the door, and every time
  • 00:16:43.272 --> 00:16:43.939
  • And every time i'd come through the door,
  • 00:16:44.006 --> 00:16:44.940
  • I'd come through the door, cherise would come.
  • 00:16:45.007 --> 00:16:47.076
  • Cherise would come. she was only 19 years old.
  • 00:16:47.142 --> 00:16:48.477
  • She was only 19 years old. she would come running
  • 00:16:48.544 --> 00:16:49.645
  • She would come running and say are we going?
  • 00:16:49.711 --> 00:16:50.779
  • And say are we going? are we going?
  • 00:16:50.846 --> 00:16:51.547
  • Are we going? did god speak to you yet?
  • 00:16:51.613 --> 00:16:52.681
  • Did god speak to you yet? and she'd follow me.
  • 00:16:52.748 --> 00:16:53.749
  • And she'd follow me. she'd follow me.
  • 00:16:53.816 --> 00:16:54.583
  • She'd follow me. did god speak to you yet?
  • 00:16:54.650 --> 00:16:55.584
  • Did god speak to you yet? did god speak to you?
  • 00:16:55.651 --> 00:16:57.886
  • Did god speak to you? and i went in the bedroom,
  • 00:16:57.953 --> 00:16:59.354
  • And i went in the bedroom, and i fell across the bed,
  • 00:16:59.421 --> 00:17:01.156
  • And i fell across the bed, and i started weeping,
  • 00:17:01.223 --> 00:17:02.891
  • And i started weeping, and i said god has told us
  • 00:17:02.958 --> 00:17:06.061
  • And i said god has told us that we are to go to that church
  • 00:17:06.128 --> 00:17:08.197
  • That we are to go to that church in gainesville, free chapel,
  • 00:17:08.263 --> 00:17:09.898
  • In gainesville, free chapel, and i told her
  • 00:17:09.965 --> 00:17:10.866
  • And i told her what god told me he would do,
  • 00:17:10.933 --> 00:17:12.968
  • What god told me he would do, and that parking lot,
  • 00:17:13.035 --> 00:17:16.438
  • And that parking lot, that parking lot of that church.
  • 00:17:16.505 --> 00:17:19.308
  • That parking lot of that church. people drive by it every day,
  • 00:17:19.374 --> 00:17:20.876
  • People drive by it every day, and it means nothing to them,
  • 00:17:20.943 --> 00:17:22.010
  • And it means nothing to them, but to me, that parking lot --
  • 00:17:22.077 --> 00:17:26.381
  • But to me, that parking lot -- think of --
  • 00:17:26.448 --> 00:17:28.016
  • Think of -- it was a field of dreams
  • 00:17:28.083 --> 00:17:29.952
  • It was a field of dreams that afternoon that would shift
  • 00:17:30.018 --> 00:17:32.988
  • That afternoon that would shift everything in my life
  • 00:17:33.055 --> 00:17:35.958
  • Everything in my life to step into god's plan.
  • 00:17:36.024 --> 00:17:39.128
  • To step into god's plan. your dream from god
  • 00:17:39.194 --> 00:17:40.295
  • Your dream from god is more than a dream.
  • 00:17:40.362 --> 00:17:42.097
  • Is more than a dream. it's a calling.
  • 00:17:42.164 --> 00:17:43.732
  • It's a calling. and shammah found himself
  • 00:17:43.799 --> 00:17:45.801
  • And shammah found himself in a field fighting
  • 00:17:45.868 --> 00:17:48.303
  • In a field fighting for his field of dreams.
  • 00:17:48.370 --> 00:17:50.539
  • For his field of dreams. that was shammah's
  • 00:17:50.606 --> 00:17:51.540
  • That was shammah's field of dreams.
  • 00:17:51.607 --> 00:17:54.009
  • Field of dreams. it's powerful to go back
  • 00:17:54.076 --> 00:17:55.244
  • It's powerful to go back to places where god has done
  • 00:17:55.310 --> 00:17:56.712
  • To places where god has done something significant
  • 00:17:56.778 --> 00:17:58.180
  • Something significant in your life.
  • 00:17:58.247 --> 00:17:59.882
  • In your life. sometimes when i go
  • 00:17:59.948 --> 00:18:01.150
  • Sometimes when i go to north carolina,
  • 00:18:01.216 --> 00:18:01.984
  • To north carolina, i'll go back to that tabernacle.
  • 00:18:02.050 --> 00:18:03.519
  • I'll go back to that tabernacle. sometimes i'll even go over
  • 00:18:03.585 --> 00:18:05.254
  • Sometimes i'll even go over here on browns bridge road
  • 00:18:05.320 --> 00:18:07.055
  • Here on browns bridge road to our first sanctuary
  • 00:18:07.122 --> 00:18:08.524
  • To our first sanctuary that seats maybe 300
  • 00:18:08.590 --> 00:18:10.192
  • That seats maybe 300 and something people in there,
  • 00:18:10.259 --> 00:18:11.393
  • And something people in there, and those people
  • 00:18:11.460 --> 00:18:12.294
  • And those people were kind enough.
  • 00:18:12.361 --> 00:18:13.328
  • Were kind enough. there's a ministry that bought
  • 00:18:13.395 --> 00:18:14.296
  • There's a ministry that bought it from us,
  • 00:18:14.363 --> 00:18:16.131
  • It from us, but they were kind enough
  • 00:18:16.198 --> 00:18:17.633
  • But they were kind enough to let me go in sometimes,
  • 00:18:17.699 --> 00:18:19.034
  • To let me go in sometimes, and every once in a while,
  • 00:18:19.101 --> 00:18:20.169
  • And every once in a while, i'll just stop by,
  • 00:18:20.235 --> 00:18:21.170
  • I'll just stop by, and i'll walk around
  • 00:18:21.236 --> 00:18:22.371
  • And i'll walk around that sanctuary.
  • 00:18:22.437 --> 00:18:23.705
  • That sanctuary. it's something about going back,
  • 00:18:23.772 --> 00:18:26.108
  • It's something about going back, going back to where god
  • 00:18:26.175 --> 00:18:27.009
  • Going back to where god brought you from that births
  • 00:18:27.075 --> 00:18:29.478
  • Brought you from that births faith for where you are.
  • 00:18:29.545 --> 00:18:31.413
  • Faith for where you are. i wonder if shammah ever went
  • 00:18:31.480 --> 00:18:32.781
  • I wonder if shammah ever went back to that field
  • 00:18:32.848 --> 00:18:33.982
  • Back to that field of dreams when he became
  • 00:18:34.049 --> 00:18:35.651
  • Of dreams when he became powerful and he was sitting
  • 00:18:35.717 --> 00:18:36.952
  • Powerful and he was sitting in the palace with david's
  • 00:18:37.019 --> 00:18:38.654
  • In the palace with david's administration,
  • 00:18:38.720 --> 00:18:39.988
  • Administration, third most powerful
  • 00:18:40.055 --> 00:18:41.290
  • Third most powerful in the army of israel.
  • 00:18:41.356 --> 00:18:43.158
  • In the army of israel. i wonder if he ever
  • 00:18:43.225 --> 00:18:44.193
  • I wonder if he ever went back to that field
  • 00:18:44.259 --> 00:18:45.627
  • Went back to that field of dreams where it all started
  • 00:18:45.694 --> 00:18:47.496
  • Of dreams where it all started where he first took his stand,
  • 00:18:47.563 --> 00:18:49.464
  • Where he first took his stand, and he said i heard from god,
  • 00:18:49.531 --> 00:18:50.766
  • And he said i heard from god, and i'm gonna stand up and do
  • 00:18:50.832 --> 00:18:52.334
  • And i'm gonna stand up and do what he's called me to do.
  • 00:18:52.401 --> 00:18:54.236
  • What he's called me to do. i wonder if abraham ever went
  • 00:18:54.303 --> 00:18:55.704
  • I wonder if abraham ever went back to mount moriah
  • 00:18:55.771 --> 00:18:57.372
  • Back to mount moriah where he raised a knife
  • 00:18:57.439 --> 00:18:58.941
  • Where he raised a knife and was willing to offer isaac
  • 00:18:59.007 --> 00:19:01.476
  • And was willing to offer isaac as a sacrifice and the voice
  • 00:19:01.543 --> 00:19:03.745
  • As a sacrifice and the voice of the angel said don't do it.
  • 00:19:03.812 --> 00:19:05.781
  • Of the angel said don't do it. god provided rhema.
  • 00:19:05.847 --> 00:19:07.149
  • God provided rhema. i wondered if he ever
  • 00:19:07.216 --> 00:19:07.983
  • I wondered if he ever went back there.
  • 00:19:08.050 --> 00:19:09.084
  • Went back there. i wonder if jacob ever doubled
  • 00:19:09.151 --> 00:19:10.319
  • I wonder if jacob ever doubled back to the river jabbok
  • 00:19:10.385 --> 00:19:12.421
  • Back to the river jabbok where he wrestled
  • 00:19:12.487 --> 00:19:13.555
  • Where he wrestled with an angel until the breaking
  • 00:19:13.622 --> 00:19:14.823
  • With an angel until the breaking of day, and god changed
  • 00:19:14.890 --> 00:19:16.425
  • Of day, and god changed his destiny and changed
  • 00:19:16.491 --> 00:19:17.993
  • His destiny and changed everything about him
  • 00:19:18.060 --> 00:19:19.261
  • Everything about him through that experience.
  • 00:19:19.328 --> 00:19:21.063
  • Through that experience. i wonder if david ever went
  • 00:19:21.129 --> 00:19:22.631
  • I wonder if david ever went to the valley of elah
  • 00:19:22.698 --> 00:19:24.032
  • To the valley of elah where he picked
  • 00:19:24.099 --> 00:19:25.100
  • Where he picked a fight with a giant.
  • 00:19:25.167 --> 00:19:26.235
  • A fight with a giant. i mean, after he became king
  • 00:19:26.301 --> 00:19:27.769
  • I mean, after he became king and after he sat
  • 00:19:27.836 --> 00:19:29.071
  • And after he sat on a powerful throne.
  • 00:19:29.137 --> 00:19:30.606
  • On a powerful throne. did he ever go back to
  • 00:19:30.672 --> 00:19:31.907
  • Did he ever go back to that valley where it all started
  • 00:19:31.974 --> 00:19:34.476
  • That valley where it all started where the giant came laughing
  • 00:19:34.543 --> 00:19:36.211
  • Where the giant came laughing and bellowing threats,
  • 00:19:36.278 --> 00:19:37.913
  • And bellowing threats, and david picked up
  • 00:19:37.980 --> 00:19:39.081
  • And david picked up a rock and a sling
  • 00:19:39.147 --> 00:19:41.383
  • A rock and a sling and slew that giant.
  • 00:19:41.450 --> 00:19:45.120
  • And slew that giant. when you go back to the place
  • 00:19:45.187 --> 00:19:46.555
  • When you go back to the place where god has already
  • 00:19:46.622 --> 00:19:47.990
  • Where god has already done a miracle,
  • 00:19:48.056 --> 00:19:49.758
  • Done a miracle, you have twice as much faith.
  • 00:19:49.825 --> 00:19:52.094
  • You have twice as much faith. sometimes the way forward
  • 00:19:52.160 --> 00:19:53.662
  • Sometimes the way forward is backward.
  • 00:19:53.729 --> 00:19:55.330
  • Is backward. sometimes you've gotta go back
  • 00:19:55.397 --> 00:19:56.632
  • Sometimes you've gotta go back to humility and go back
  • 00:19:56.698 --> 00:19:58.133
  • To humility and go back to just repentance
  • 00:19:58.200 --> 00:19:59.635
  • To just repentance and go back to crying out
  • 00:19:59.701 --> 00:20:00.769
  • And go back to crying out to god, go back to fasting
  • 00:20:00.836 --> 00:20:03.505
  • To god, go back to fasting and praying,
  • 00:20:03.572 --> 00:20:04.573
  • And praying, and saying i need a move of god.
  • 00:20:04.640 --> 00:20:06.575
  • And saying i need a move of god. i need that holy ghost
  • 00:20:06.642 --> 00:20:08.210
  • I need that holy ghost stuff again.
  • 00:20:08.277 --> 00:20:09.711
  • Stuff again. sometimes the way forward
  • 00:20:09.778 --> 00:20:11.446
  • Sometimes the way forward is to go back.
  • 00:20:11.513 --> 00:20:14.383
  • Is to go back. the movie “field of dreams”,
  • 00:20:14.449 --> 00:20:15.851
  • The movie “field of dreams”, the 1989 classic
  • 00:20:15.917 --> 00:20:17.619
  • The 1989 classic with kevin costner, the actor,
  • 00:20:17.686 --> 00:20:19.621
  • With kevin costner, the actor, he played a man who bought
  • 00:20:19.688 --> 00:20:21.623
  • He played a man who bought a farm and everybody said
  • 00:20:21.690 --> 00:20:23.659
  • A farm and everybody said he was crazy because one day
  • 00:20:23.725 --> 00:20:25.327
  • He was crazy because one day when he was walking
  • 00:20:25.394 --> 00:20:26.228
  • When he was walking through the cornfield,
  • 00:20:26.295 --> 00:20:27.996
  • Through the cornfield, he heard a mysterious whisper
  • 00:20:28.063 --> 00:20:32.100
  • He heard a mysterious whisper say if you will build it,
  • 00:20:32.167 --> 00:20:34.503
  • Say if you will build it, he will come,
  • 00:20:34.569 --> 00:20:37.706
  • He will come, and some say they will come,
  • 00:20:37.773 --> 00:20:40.809
  • And some say they will come, but it does actually say
  • 00:20:40.876 --> 00:20:41.810
  • But it does actually say he will come.
  • 00:20:41.877 --> 00:20:42.744
  • He will come. but it's a great point.
  • 00:20:42.811 --> 00:20:44.112
  • But it's a great point. if you build it, they will come.
  • 00:20:44.179 --> 00:20:47.849
  • If you build it, they will come. and what's he talking about?
  • 00:20:47.916 --> 00:20:49.384
  • And what's he talking about? he had a dream of building
  • 00:20:49.451 --> 00:20:50.686
  • He had a dream of building a baseball mound,
  • 00:20:50.752 --> 00:20:52.321
  • A baseball mound, and he heard a voice
  • 00:20:52.387 --> 00:20:53.255
  • And he heard a voice in that field,
  • 00:20:53.322 --> 00:20:54.323
  • In that field, just heard a voice,
  • 00:20:54.389 --> 00:20:55.424
  • Just heard a voice, and he built a baseball mound,
  • 00:20:55.490 --> 00:20:58.060
  • And he built a baseball mound, a baseball field in iowa,
  • 00:20:58.126 --> 00:20:59.795
  • A baseball field in iowa, true story,
  • 00:20:59.861 --> 00:21:00.829
  • True story, in the middle of nowhere,
  • 00:21:00.896 --> 00:21:02.564
  • In the middle of nowhere, and he just felt like
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  • And he just felt like he was supposed to do it,
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  • He was supposed to do it, and i don't have time to explain
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  • And i don't have time to explain the whole story.
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  • The whole story. you ought to watch
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  • You ought to watch that movie some time.
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  • That movie some time. but here's the point.
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  • But here's the point. here's the point.
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  • Here's the point. he called it his field
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  • He called it his field of dreams, and it almost cost
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  • Of dreams, and it almost cost him financial ruin.
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  • Him financial ruin. it looks like he's gonna
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  • It looks like he's gonna lose everything.
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  • Lose everything. it looks like it's over,
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  • It looks like it's over, and he's crazy and he's
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  • And he's crazy and he's following if you build it,
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  • Following if you build it, they will come, but he
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  • They will come, but he built it and sure enough
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  • Built it and sure enough on the day that it opens,
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  • On the day that it opens, they come from everywhere,
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  • They come from everywhere, and it becomes a huge success.
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  • And it becomes a huge success. the point is this.
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  • The point is this. you have to stand in the field
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  • You have to stand in the field of dreams and defend what god
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  • Of dreams and defend what god has shown you and god
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  • Has shown you and god has mysteriously whispered
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  • Has mysteriously whispered to you about your life.
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  • To you about your life. you have to bet
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  • You have to bet the farm sometimes.
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  • The farm sometimes. well, i'm waiting
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  • Well, i'm waiting on god to go first.
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  • On god to go first. the last time i read this book
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  • The last time i read this book in mark 16 it said,
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  • In mark 16 it said, “signs follow.”
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  • “signs follow.” signs follow people who
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  • Signs follow people who step out in faith.
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  • Step out in faith. here's the definition of faith.
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  • Here's the definition of faith. faith is taking the first step
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  • Faith is taking the first step before god reveals
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  • Before god reveals the second step.
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  • The second step. faith is going first knowing
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  • Faith is going first knowing that signs and wonders
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  • That signs and wonders will follow a person
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  • Will follow a person who has heard the voice of god.
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  • Who has heard the voice of god. it's understanding
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  • It's understanding i'm in a cornfield in kenly,
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  • I'm in a cornfield in kenly, north carolina,
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  • North carolina, or i'm in a parking lot
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  • Or i'm in a parking lot in rogers, arkansas, and yet,
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  • In rogers, arkansas, and yet, i have just been downloaded
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  • I have just been downloaded a vision from heaven.
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  • A vision from heaven. i don't have any money.
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  • I don't have any money. i don't have anything.
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  • I don't have anything. i don't have any surety
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  • I don't have any surety in my life, any certainty
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  • In my life, any certainty in my life.
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  • In my life. all i know is you can't walk
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  • All i know is you can't walk on the water if you don't
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  • On the water if you don't get out of the boat
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  • Get out of the boat and do what god said do.
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  • And do what god said do. defend your field of dreams.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • >> i believe god
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  • >> i believe god let you hear this message
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  • Let you hear this message today to tell you,
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  • Today to tell you, “all i need you to do
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  • “all i need you to do is acknowledge me
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  • Is acknowledge me in all of your ways.”
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  • In all of your ways.” the bible said
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  • The bible said if you confess with your mouth
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  • If you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart
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  • And believe in your heart that god raised jesus
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  • That god raised jesus from the dead
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  • From the dead you can and shall be saved.
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  • You can and shall be saved. if you'll pray
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  • If you'll pray this prayer in faith
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  • This prayer in faith and receive christ today.
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  • And receive christ today. pray this prayer, say,
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  • Pray this prayer, say, “jesus, you are the savior,
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  • “jesus, you are the savior, i put all my faith in you,
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  • I put all my faith in you, i know when you hung on
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  • I know when you hung on the cross
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  • The cross you were there for me.”
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  • You were there for me.” say those words,
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  • Say those words, “and today i surrender,
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  • “and today i surrender, today wash me, forgive me,
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  • Today wash me, forgive me, cleanse me.
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  • Cleanse me. in jesus name i am free.
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  • In jesus name i am free. i am forgiven.
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  • I am forgiven. i am loved by god
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  • I am loved by god in jesus name, amen."
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  • In jesus name, amen." i believe you're feeling
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  • I believe you're feeling the power of that
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  • The power of that short prayer right now.
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  • Short prayer right now. i believe all of heaven
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  • I believe all of heaven is rejoicing
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  • Is rejoicing according to luke 15,
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  • According to luke 15, angels are shouting ‘cause
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  • Angels are shouting ‘cause a son or a daughter
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  • A son or a daughter has come back to the father.
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  • Has come back to the father. i tell you today that
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  • I tell you today that this is your miracle moment
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  • This is your miracle moment and you just had an encounter
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  • And you just had an encounter with jesus christ
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  • With jesus christ right where you're
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  • Right where you're watching this program.
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  • So call us today
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  • So call us today or reach out to us,
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  • Or reach out to us, go online and send an email
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  • Go online and send an email and tell us what christ
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  • And tell us what christ has done in your life,
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  • Has done in your life, it'll strengthen you
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  • It'll strengthen you and it'll encourage us.
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  • And it'll encourage us. we would love to hear,
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  • We would love to hear, we'll send you a free kit
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  • We'll send you a free kit and let you know what's next
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  • And let you know what's next in this glorious journey
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  • In this glorious journey that you have decided
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  • That you have decided to embark upon today by praying
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  • To embark upon today by praying that short prayer of faith.
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  • Thank you.
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  • >> announcer: since 2019,
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  • Jentezen franklin
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  • Media ministries,
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  • Together with our friends
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  • And partners,
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  • Have partnered with
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  • The jewish national fund
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  • From the amazing kingdom
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  • Play school, as well as
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  • Four community centers
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  • In the eshkol region
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  • Of israel.
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  • These amazing projects
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  • Have already saved
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  • So many lives during
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  • Rocket attacks from hamas
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  • On israel's southern border.
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  • But in the north, hezbollah,
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  • The iranian backed
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  • Terrorist organization,
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  • Is planning its next war.
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  • Hezbollah has over
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  • 150.000 missiles
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  • Aimed at israel,
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  • As well as underground tunnels
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  • Which they have threatened
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  • To use to kidnap
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  • And murder israelis
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  • And invade northern israel.
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  • This area has no
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  • Medical facilities
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  • In case of emergency.
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  • Right now, jewish people
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  • Living in the area
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  • Must travel an hour.
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  • It's difficult enough
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  • That they live and work
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  • Only miles from the border
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  • With lebanon,
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  • Where hezbollah terrorist,
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  • Backed by an armed iran,
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  • Operate freely.
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  • Jentezen franklin
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  • Media ministries
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  • Is stepping up in another
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  • Major effort in israel
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  • And providing
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  • The northern israel
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  • Emergency center.
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  • And if war breaks out,
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  • The northern israel
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  • Emergency center
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  • Will be a major asset
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  • To protect israelis
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  • And save lives.
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  • This is the biggest project
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  • We have ever taken on in israel.
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  • We will not be able to do this
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  • We will not be able to do this without your generous support.
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  • There is a blessing promised
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  • To those who bless israel.
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  • "i will bless those
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  • Who bless you,
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  • And i will curse him
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  • Who curses you."
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  • We believe god has
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  • Strategically positioned us
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  • To play a role
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  • In protecting and blessing
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  • The nation of israel.
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  • Be a part of the blessing today,
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  • Call now or go online today.
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  • >> a mentor will bring three
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  • >> a mentor will bring three major things into your life,
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  • Major things into your life, if you really connect,
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  • If you really connect, and i love the way that you
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  • And i love the way that you pursued me.
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  • Pursued me. 'cause timothy pursued paul.
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  • 'cause timothy pursued paul. >> elisha pursued elijah.
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  • >> elisha pursued elijah. i mean, desire is the
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  • I mean, desire is the mentor magnet, right?
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  • Mentor magnet, right? >> that's it, i mean,
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  • >> that's it, i mean, you hit it right on the head.
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  • You hit it right on the head. elijah said --
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  • Elijah said -- >> if you don't answer,
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  • >> if you don't answer, i don't get worked up
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  • I don't get worked up or mad.
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  • Or mad. you have to have a lot
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  • You have to have a lot of courage to pursue someone.
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  • Of courage to pursue someone. because rejection is real,
  • 00:26:36.665 --> 00:26:39.467
  • Because rejection is real, believing that you matter,
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  • Believing that you matter, that you're worth it.
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  • That you're worth it. like you have to believe
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  • Like you have to believe in yourself.
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  • In yourself. and you're like, "well,
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  • And you're like, "well, why would they want to give
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  • Why would they want to give me their time?
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  • Me their time? why would they want
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  • Why would they want to do that?"
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  • To do that?" but i didn't have access
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  • But i didn't have access to people that did something
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  • To people that did something to make me want to be
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  • To make me want to be a better pastor
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  • A better pastor in the way that you did,
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  • In the way that you did, and so i had that number,
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  • And so i had that number, and i just used it,
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  • And i just used it, and i'm thankful for it.
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  • >> mentoring moments
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  • With jentezen franklin
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  • And marcus mecum,
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  • Now available where ever
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  • You get your podcasts.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • >> we hope you've enjoyed
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  • This teaching
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  • By jentezen franklin.
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  • And thank you
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  • For your continued support
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  • Of this ministry.
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