God Uses Life's Bruises

October 19, 2022 | 208 | 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 | God Uses Life's Bruises | October 19, 2022
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  • >> 1 kings 20.
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  • >> 1 kings 20. i'll begin with verse 35.
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  • I'll begin with verse 35. "now a certain man of the sons
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  • "now a certain man of the sons of the prophets said
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  • Of the prophets said to his neighbor
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  • To his neighbor by the word of the lord,"
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  • By the word of the lord," in other words,
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  • In other words, god told him say,
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  • God told him say, "'strike me, please.'
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  • "'strike me, please.' and the man refused
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  • And the man refused to strike him,
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  • To strike him, and he said to him,
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  • And he said to him, 'because you have not obeyed
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  • 'because you have not obeyed the voice of the lord, surely,
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  • The voice of the lord, surely, as soon as you depart from me,
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  • As soon as you depart from me, a lion shall kill you.'
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  • A lion shall kill you.' and as soon as he left him,"
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  • And as soon as he left him," which i would've never left him.
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  • Which i would've never left him. he's my neighbor.
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  • He's my neighbor. i might as well move in here.
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  • I might as well move in here. this is a wild story.
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  • This is a wild story. "and as soon as he left him,
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  • "and as soon as he left him, a lion found him
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  • A lion found him and killed him."
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  • And killed him." look at verse 37.
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  • Look at verse 37. "and he found another man,"
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  • "and he found another man," the prophet, "and said,
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  • The prophet, "and said, 'strike me, please.'
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  • 'strike me, please.' so the man struck him,"
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  • So the man struck him," and notice the wording,
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  • And notice the wording, "the man struck him
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  • "the man struck him and inflicted a wound.
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  • And inflicted a wound. then the prophet departed
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  • Then the prophet departed and waited for the king
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  • And waited for the king by the road,
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  • By the road, and disguised himself with
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  • And disguised himself with a bandage over his eyes."
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  • A bandage over his eyes." i'd like to read one more
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  • I'd like to read one more verse in the last verse
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  • Verse in the last verse of that chapter, verse 43,
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  • Of that chapter, verse 43, "so the king of israel went
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  • "so the king of israel went to his house sullen," or heavy,
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  • To his house sullen," or heavy, "and displeased,
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  • "and displeased, and came to samaria."
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  • And came to samaria." one translation said
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  • One translation said heavy under conviction.
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  • Heavy under conviction. i love that.
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  • I love that. so, i wanna talk to you
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  • So, i wanna talk to you today about something,
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  • Today about something, and i'll give you the title
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  • And i'll give you the title in a few minutes,
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  • In a few minutes, but this is one of those wild
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  • But this is one of those wild stories in the old testament
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  • Stories in the old testament that has not much
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  • That has not much of any lead up to it.
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  • Of any lead up to it. it almost seems random, strange,
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  • It almost seems random, strange, in the middle of everything,
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  • In the middle of everything, and god doesn't explain it.
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  • And god doesn't explain it. he leaves it up to people
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  • He leaves it up to people to come up with a message
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  • To come up with a message out of it.
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  • Out of it. to me, it's strange because
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  • To me, it's strange because you have things you don't
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  • You have things you don't understand about this text.
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  • Understand about this text. why is a prophet standing there
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  • Why is a prophet standing there saying to a man with a sword
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  • Saying to a man with a sword 'cause it was a serious wound
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  • 'cause it was a serious wound that he inflicted on him,
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  • That he inflicted on him, required bandages and help,
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  • Required bandages and help, and he said strike me.
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  • And he said strike me. i mean, god told him to go tell
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  • I mean, god told him to go tell a soldier or somebody with
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  • A soldier or somebody with a sword to strike him.
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  • A sword to strike him. and the bible said, you know,
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  • And the bible said, you know, that the man looked at him
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  • That the man looked at him like you would look.
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  • Like you would look. what if somebody came up
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  • What if somebody came up and said, "hit me.
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  • And said, "hit me. hit me."
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  • Hit me." i remember when mom used to whip
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  • I remember when mom used to whip me and dad used to whip me.
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  • Me and dad used to whip me. they would say a little line
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  • They would say a little line every once in a while that
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  • Every once in a while that i thought was cruel and unusual
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  • I thought was cruel and unusual punishment because they
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  • Punishment because they would say something like,
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  • Would say something like, "you asked for it."
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  • "you asked for it." y'all remember those words?
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  • Y'all remember those words? and i would always
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  • And i would always come back quick.
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  • Come back quick. i'm asking you to forgive me.
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  • I'm asking you to forgive me. i'm asking you to not do this.
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  • I'm asking you to not do this. and they said, "no.
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  • And they said, "no. when you didn't do what
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  • When you didn't do what i told you to do,
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  • I told you to do, you asked for this,
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  • You asked for this, so now you're gonna get it."
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  • So now you're gonna get it." and it's almost like this --
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  • And it's almost like this -- well, it's not an almost.
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  • Well, it's not an almost. this prophet is standing
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  • This prophet is standing there saying, "strike me.
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  • There saying, "strike me. hit me.
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  • Hit me. thus sayeth the lord,
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  • Thus sayeth the lord, hit me with your sword.
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  • Hit me with your sword. hit me hard.
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  • Hit me hard. cut me."
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  • Cut me." and the first guy
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  • And the first guy doesn't do it.
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  • Doesn't do it. i mean, it's just random.
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  • I mean, it's just random. this whole story is in two
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  • This whole story is in two or three verses.
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  • Or three verses. and then when he didn't do it,
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  • And then when he didn't do it, the guy turns around and says
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  • The guy turns around and says then i just release a lion
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  • Then i just release a lion to kill you for not obeying
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  • To kill you for not obeying what the lord told you to do,
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  • What the lord told you to do, and a lion came
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  • And a lion came and he killed him.
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  • And he killed him. and then while he's out
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  • And then while he's out there chewing on the guy,
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  • There chewing on the guy, he goes to another man,
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  • He goes to another man, and he says, "strike me,"
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  • And he says, "strike me," and i like this guy.
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  • And i like this guy. he's like, "where at?
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  • He's like, "where at? i don't care.
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  • I don't care. i'm about to cut you bad.
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  • I'm about to cut you bad. you have no idea."
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  • You have no idea." because i believe he was
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  • Because i believe he was thinking i know what happened
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  • Thinking i know what happened to the last guy who
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  • To the last guy who was told to do this,
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  • Was told to do this, so you're about to get hit.
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  • So you're about to get hit. and it's really amazing.
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  • And it's really amazing. teaches you a couple of things.
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  • Teaches you a couple of things. when you see things in the bible
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  • When you see things in the bible and in life there are always
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  • And in life there are always lessons to be learned in things
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  • Lessons to be learned in things you don't understand.
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  • You don't understand. in life you're gonna have
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  • In life you're gonna have things that hit that you
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  • Things that hit that you will not understand,
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  • Will not understand, and in the bible there
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  • And in the bible there are things that seem random
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  • Are things that seem random that you don't understand.
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  • That you don't understand. the first thing that i want
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  • The first thing that i want you to understand about
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  • You to understand about the story is that the prophet
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  • The story is that the prophet found another man real quick.
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  • Found another man real quick. if you, if you don't have
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  • If you, if you don't have an appetite for your call
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  • An appetite for your call and your place in what god
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  • And your place in what god has told you to do,
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  • Has told you to do, if you don't love what
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  • If you don't love what god has given you,
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  • God has given you, and you don't love the family
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  • And you don't love the family or the husband or the wife
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  • Or the husband or the wife or the life that god
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  • Or the life that god has given you,
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  • Has given you, if you don't take advantage
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  • If you don't take advantage of the opportunities
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  • Of the opportunities and the open doors
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  • And the open doors and the times when god says i
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  • And the times when god says i want you to do something for me,
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  • Want you to do something for me, if you decide not to do it,
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  • If you decide not to do it, please learn from this
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  • Please learn from this story god always has somebody
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  • Story god always has somebody else he can raise up.
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  • Else he can raise up. he may have to get
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  • He may have to get them off of drugs.
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  • Them off of drugs. he may have to pull them out
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  • He may have to pull them out from living under a bridge,
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  • From living under a bridge, but just when you think you're
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  • But just when you think you're all that and just when you think
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  • All that and just when you think that you're so big and powerful
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  • That you're so big and powerful and smart and talented,
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  • And smart and talented, god says if you don't
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  • God says if you don't learn to obey me,
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  • Learn to obey me, don't ever forget i've got
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  • Don't ever forget i've got another man or another woman
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  • Another man or another woman always waiting in the wings,
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  • Always waiting in the wings, and i'm gonna get my job done.
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  • And i'm gonna get my job done. i'd like to use you,
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  • I'd like to use you, but i don't have to use you.
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  • But i don't have to use you. i can use somebody else,
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  • I can use somebody else, and it's all dependent upon
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  • And it's all dependent upon will you obey me,
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  • Will you obey me, even when you don't
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  • Even when you don't understand my instructions.
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  • Understand my instructions. and the man smoked him
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  • And the man smoked him and notice the text,
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  • And notice the text, wounded him.
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  • Wounded him. he was visibly wounded.
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  • He was visibly wounded. the prophet was bleeding,
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  • The prophet was bleeding, had to have bandages
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  • Had to have bandages put on his body,
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  • Put on his body, and then he went from that place
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  • And then he went from that place immediately and waited on a spot
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  • Immediately and waited on a spot on the road because god had
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  • On the road because god had told him the king of israel,
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  • Told him the king of israel, king ahab, was coming
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  • King ahab, was coming in his chariot with
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  • In his chariot with his entourage down that road,
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  • His entourage down that road, and now that he
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  • And now that he had been wounded,
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  • Had been wounded, now that he had been hurt,
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  • Now that he had been hurt, now that he had been attacked,
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  • Now that he had been attacked, now that he had bled
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  • Now that he had bled he has something about him
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  • He has something about him that immediately felt now i'm
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  • That immediately felt now i'm ready to go give the message
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  • Ready to go give the message to the most powerful man
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  • To the most powerful man in the nation because
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  • In the nation because i am qualified.
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  • I am qualified. i mean, he asked for
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  • I mean, he asked for it and then he knew he had
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  • It and then he knew he had a message from god,
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  • A message from god, but he wasn't qualified to give
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  • But he wasn't qualified to give it until he had been wounded,
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  • It until he had been wounded, until he had been hurt,
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  • Until he had been hurt, until he had gone through
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  • Until he had gone through some suffering and some pain
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  • Some suffering and some pain and some tears and some
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  • And some tears and some bleeding and some hurting.
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  • Bleeding and some hurting. he had the word,
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  • He had the word, but he said i'm not qualified.
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  • But he said i'm not qualified. i'm not prepared,
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  • I'm not prepared, and i'm not positioned to give
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  • And i'm not positioned to give the king because the king would
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  • The king because the king would have kept on riding if he
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  • Have kept on riding if he hadn't seen the prophet
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  • Hadn't seen the prophet and the one that had bandages
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  • And the one that had bandages all over him bleeding.
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  • All over him bleeding. it caught his attention.
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  • It caught his attention. he said, "i'll listen
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  • He said, "i'll listen to that man."
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  • To that man." so many times we think
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  • So many times we think it's our talent that will
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  • It's our talent that will bring us before great people,
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  • Bring us before great people, and certainly it helps.
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  • And certainly it helps. i'm not against it.
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  • I'm not against it. your education, all of that,
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  • Your education, all of that, we all need all we can get,
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  • We all need all we can get, but when it really comes down
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  • But when it really comes down to it what i've learned
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  • To it what i've learned and i'm a communicator,
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  • And i'm a communicator, this is what i do for a living,
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  • This is what i do for a living, the sermons that reach people
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  • The sermons that reach people the most and touch people
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  • The most and touch people the most are not ones that just
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  • The most are not ones that just are up here that are bible,
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  • Are up here that are bible, spitting out facts of the bible
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  • Spitting out facts of the bible and all of that's important,
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  • And all of that's important, but it's really when in times
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  • But it's really when in times that i've gone through woundings
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  • That i've gone through woundings and hurts and cuts
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  • And hurts and cuts and attacks myself that i begin
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  • And attacks myself that i begin to have this authority.
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  • To have this authority. there's a weightiness that
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  • There's a weightiness that comes when somebody's been
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  • Comes when somebody's been through something.
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  • Through something. we want a perfect life.
  • 00:08:51.900 --> 00:08:54.235
  • We want a perfect life. we want no wounds, no hurts,
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  • We want no wounds, no hurts, beautiful families,
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  • Beautiful families, no issues to ever hit our lives,
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  • No issues to ever hit our lives, and when it does come we sulk,
  • 00:09:05.513 --> 00:09:09.884
  • And when it does come we sulk, we sour, we fail to understand
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  • We sour, we fail to understand that this prophet said, god,
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  • That this prophet said, god, if that's what it takes,
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  • If that's what it takes, the wounds and the hurts for me
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  • The wounds and the hurts for me to help somebody else
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  • To help somebody else and them listen to me because
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  • And them listen to me because of what i've been through.
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  • Of what i've been through. god uses, here's my title,
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  • God uses, here's my title, "god uses life's bruises."
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  • "god uses life's bruises." god uses life's wounds.
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  • God uses life's wounds. your wounds carry a message
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  • Your wounds carry a message in them that men and women
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  • In them that men and women in a hurting world
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  • In a hurting world who are hurting --
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  • Who are hurting -- i don't care how hard they are.
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  • I don't care how hard they are. i don't care how
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  • I don't care how wicked they are.
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  • Wicked they are. i don't care how drunk they are.
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  • I don't care how drunk they are. i don't care how high they are.
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  • I don't care how high they are. i don't care how many
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  • I don't care how many lovers they have.
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  • Lovers they have. when they encounter someone
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  • When they encounter someone who's speaking a word from
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  • Who's speaking a word from the lord and that someone has
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  • The lord and that someone has been qualified by their own
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  • Been qualified by their own wounds and their own failures
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  • Wounds and their own failures and their own heart broken
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  • And their own heart broken and their own bleeding
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  • And their own bleeding in some area of their life.
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  • In some area of their life. there's something about that,
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  • There's something about that, the foolishness of preaching,
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  • The foolishness of preaching, and he needs wounded,
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  • And he needs wounded, hurt, bruised people
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  • Hurt, bruised people to bring that message.
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  • To bring that message. you say, well, i have a valid
  • 00:10:23.458 --> 00:10:24.526
  • You say, well, i have a valid excuse to not be a good dad
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  • Excuse to not be a good dad because i never had one.
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  • Because i never had one. well, you can look
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  • Well, you can look at it like that or you
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  • At it like that or you can say i've been wounded,
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  • Can say i've been wounded, and god can take my bruises
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  • And god can take my bruises and my wound and my cut.
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  • And my wound and my cut. because i didn't have a mother
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  • Because i didn't have a mother doesn't mean i'm gonna
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  • Doesn't mean i'm gonna pass generational curses
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  • Pass generational curses to my children to be the same
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  • To my children to be the same way and to abandon their family,
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  • Way and to abandon their family, but god can actually use what
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  • But god can actually use what they mean for my evil,
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  • They mean for my evil, joseph said, concerning
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  • Joseph said, concerning his own family.
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  • His own family. what they meant for my evil
  • 00:11:01.162 --> 00:11:03.264
  • What they meant for my evil god can use it for the good,
  • 00:11:03.331 --> 00:11:05.366
  • God can use it for the good, and i can transfer blessing
  • 00:11:05.433 --> 00:11:07.368
  • And i can transfer blessing and i can be an even more
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  • And i can be an even more attentive mother or father
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  • Attentive mother or father because of what
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  • Because of what i've been through.
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  • I've been through. the wounds can be used
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  • The wounds can be used to heal and not destroy.
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  • To heal and not destroy. well, pastor,
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  • Well, pastor, you just don't understand
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  • You just don't understand how bad i've been hurt.
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  • How bad i've been hurt. no, you don't understand
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  • No, you don't understand now that you have been hurt,
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  • Now that you have been hurt, now that you have been attacked,
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  • Now that you have been attacked, now that you have been wounded,
  • 00:11:30.391 --> 00:11:32.660
  • Now that you have been wounded, you can be highly effective
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  • You can be highly effective in leadership.
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  • In leadership. the very thing we think
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  • The very thing we think disqualifies us from leadership.
  • 00:11:37.999 --> 00:11:40.535
  • Disqualifies us from leadership. see, we think leaders
  • 00:11:40.602 --> 00:11:41.803
  • See, we think leaders have to be perfect.
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  • Have to be perfect. their lives have to be perfect.
  • 00:11:43.104 --> 00:11:44.606
  • Their lives have to be perfect. somebody that i listen to needs
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  • Somebody that i listen to needs to have it all together when
  • 00:11:46.307 --> 00:11:47.542
  • To have it all together when in reality sometimes you need
  • 00:11:47.609 --> 00:11:49.878
  • In reality sometimes you need to get around some people who
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  • To get around some people who have been wounded and hurt
  • 00:11:51.279 --> 00:11:52.847
  • Have been wounded and hurt and made it through.
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  • And made it through. some things,
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  • Some things, some things you go through,
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  • Some things you go through, some things you go through,
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  • Some things you go through, and it'll never
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  • And it'll never be the same again.
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  • Be the same again. there's nothing you can do that
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  • There's nothing you can do that can change it, and it's hard.
  • 00:12:04.726 --> 00:12:07.262
  • Can change it, and it's hard. it's hard.
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  • It's hard. but god says i can
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  • But god says i can use that wound.
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  • Use that wound. i can use that bruise.
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  • I can use that bruise. i can use that attack.
  • 00:12:12.700 --> 00:12:14.302
  • I can use that attack. i can use that divorce.
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  • I can use that divorce. i can use that.
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  • I can use that. if that disease had not come --
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  • If that disease had not come -- and don't get me wrong.
  • 00:12:21.609 --> 00:12:23.978
  • And don't get me wrong. god doesn't send it.
  • 00:12:24.045 --> 00:12:25.246
  • God doesn't send it. read the story of job.
  • 00:12:25.313 --> 00:12:26.915
  • Read the story of job. it's satan that sends it.
  • 00:12:26.981 --> 00:12:28.516
  • It's satan that sends it. it's sin that sends it.
  • 00:12:28.583 --> 00:12:29.951
  • It's sin that sends it. it's the enemy that sends it.
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  • It's the enemy that sends it. it's disobedience that sends it.
  • 00:12:31.753 --> 00:12:33.388
  • It's disobedience that sends it. but god, if he allows the wound
  • 00:12:33.454 --> 00:12:35.790
  • But god, if he allows the wound to hurt, the attack, the blood
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  • To hurt, the attack, the blood shed to come to your life,
  • 00:12:38.059 --> 00:12:40.128
  • Shed to come to your life, to your family,
  • 00:12:40.195 --> 00:12:41.362
  • To your family, the sword to hit you,
  • 00:12:41.429 --> 00:12:43.364
  • The sword to hit you, it's only so he can give you
  • 00:12:43.431 --> 00:12:45.133
  • It's only so he can give you more ability to communicate
  • 00:12:45.200 --> 00:12:47.769
  • More ability to communicate to somebody else that i went
  • 00:12:47.836 --> 00:12:50.705
  • To somebody else that i went through it, and i made it.
  • 00:12:50.772 --> 00:12:52.440
  • Through it, and i made it. the tragedy,
  • 00:12:52.507 --> 00:12:53.675
  • The tragedy, the loss of a loved one,
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  • The loss of a loved one, the early death
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  • The early death of some relative.
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  • Of some relative. god says i can use that
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  • God says i can use that wound to get my message
  • 00:13:00.081 --> 00:13:02.450
  • Wound to get my message across to powerful,
  • 00:13:02.517 --> 00:13:04.485
  • Across to powerful, hardened people who nobody else
  • 00:13:04.552 --> 00:13:06.888
  • Hardened people who nobody else can reach but the wounded.
  • 00:13:06.955 --> 00:13:09.490
  • Can reach but the wounded. sometimes we think if we've
  • 00:13:09.557 --> 00:13:11.159
  • Sometimes we think if we've been wounded we can't leave.
  • 00:13:11.226 --> 00:13:13.795
  • Been wounded we can't leave. sometimes we look at god's
  • 00:13:13.862 --> 00:13:17.565
  • Sometimes we look at god's command and say i really can't
  • 00:13:17.632 --> 00:13:19.300
  • Command and say i really can't worship today with joy because
  • 00:13:19.367 --> 00:13:21.236
  • Worship today with joy because i've had such a hellish week.
  • 00:13:21.302 --> 00:13:24.038
  • I've had such a hellish week. i really can't lead.
  • 00:13:24.105 --> 00:13:25.640
  • I really can't lead. i really can't help others
  • 00:13:25.707 --> 00:13:27.208
  • I really can't help others because i've been wounded
  • 00:13:27.275 --> 00:13:28.643
  • Because i've been wounded and i've been hurt.
  • 00:13:28.710 --> 00:13:29.844
  • And i've been hurt. i can't even lead myself.
  • 00:13:29.911 --> 00:13:31.512
  • I can't even lead myself. i'm so messed up.
  • 00:13:31.579 --> 00:13:32.847
  • I'm so messed up. i can't even get myself
  • 00:13:32.914 --> 00:13:34.148
  • I can't even get myself out of this depression.
  • 00:13:34.215 --> 00:13:35.583
  • Out of this depression. how in the world,
  • 00:13:35.650 --> 00:13:36.751
  • How in the world, how in the world can god use me?
  • 00:13:36.818 --> 00:13:39.254
  • How in the world can god use me? because that's how he does.
  • 00:13:39.320 --> 00:13:41.022
  • Because that's how he does. we've all been shot.
  • 00:13:41.089 --> 00:13:42.724
  • We've all been shot. throw away your excuses.
  • 00:13:42.790 --> 00:13:44.525
  • Throw away your excuses. you say i'm the only
  • 00:13:44.592 --> 00:13:45.660
  • You say i'm the only one that's shot?
  • 00:13:45.727 --> 00:13:46.427
  • One that's shot? no, you're not.
  • 00:13:46.494 --> 00:13:47.262
  • No, you're not. you're not the only one hurt.
  • 00:13:47.328 --> 00:13:48.429
  • You're not the only one hurt. you're not the only one wounded.
  • 00:13:48.496 --> 00:13:50.298
  • You're not the only one wounded. you know children can wound you
  • 00:13:50.365 --> 00:13:52.166
  • You know children can wound you and marriage can wound you
  • 00:13:52.233 --> 00:13:55.136
  • And marriage can wound you and family can wound you,
  • 00:13:55.203 --> 00:13:57.071
  • And family can wound you, and job situations can wound you
  • 00:13:57.138 --> 00:14:00.341
  • And job situations can wound you and business deals that go bad
  • 00:14:00.408 --> 00:14:02.877
  • And business deals that go bad and devastate you can wound you,
  • 00:14:02.944 --> 00:14:05.213
  • And devastate you can wound you, and addictions can wound you.
  • 00:14:05.280 --> 00:14:06.981
  • And addictions can wound you. here's a big one:
  • 00:14:07.048 --> 00:14:08.082
  • Here's a big one: and friendly fire can wound you;
  • 00:14:08.149 --> 00:14:11.286
  • And friendly fire can wound you; people that you were so close
  • 00:14:11.352 --> 00:14:14.222
  • People that you were so close and so tight with
  • 00:14:14.289 --> 00:14:15.790
  • And so tight with and something happened
  • 00:14:15.857 --> 00:14:17.058
  • And something happened and now there is this terrible
  • 00:14:17.125 --> 00:14:19.494
  • And now there is this terrible wound that doesn't
  • 00:14:19.560 --> 00:14:21.029
  • Wound that doesn't ever seem to heal.
  • 00:14:21.095 --> 00:14:23.264
  • Ever seem to heal. but what i'm saying to you
  • 00:14:23.331 --> 00:14:24.432
  • But what i'm saying to you is you may never get over it,
  • 00:14:24.499 --> 00:14:26.501
  • Is you may never get over it, but you will get through it
  • 00:14:26.567 --> 00:14:28.269
  • But you will get through it if you will do what god
  • 00:14:28.336 --> 00:14:29.704
  • If you will do what god tells you to do,
  • 00:14:29.771 --> 00:14:31.572
  • Tells you to do, and some of you say, well,
  • 00:14:31.639 --> 00:14:33.341
  • And some of you say, well, i want him to take it away.
  • 00:14:33.408 --> 00:14:34.742
  • I want him to take it away. some scars will never go away.
  • 00:14:34.809 --> 00:14:37.045
  • Some scars will never go away. some wounds will never go away,
  • 00:14:37.111 --> 00:14:39.247
  • Some wounds will never go away, and it may never go away,
  • 00:14:39.314 --> 00:14:40.949
  • And it may never go away, but you will get through it,
  • 00:14:41.015 --> 00:14:42.450
  • But you will get through it, and you will stand victorious
  • 00:14:42.517 --> 00:14:44.285
  • And you will stand victorious and you have a choice to make.
  • 00:14:44.352 --> 00:14:45.586
  • And you have a choice to make. you don't choose what
  • 00:14:45.653 --> 00:14:46.921
  • You don't choose what sword comes at you.
  • 00:14:46.988 --> 00:14:48.222
  • Sword comes at you. you don't choose what
  • 00:14:48.289 --> 00:14:49.357
  • You don't choose what wound comes into your life.
  • 00:14:49.424 --> 00:14:51.059
  • Wound comes into your life. some things just hit,
  • 00:14:51.125 --> 00:14:52.460
  • Some things just hit, and you don't understand
  • 00:14:52.527 --> 00:14:54.262
  • And you don't understand and never will,
  • 00:14:54.329 --> 00:14:55.163
  • And never will, but you do choose your response.
  • 00:14:55.229 --> 00:14:58.800
  • But you do choose your response. in 1 chronicles 2:16
  • 00:14:58.866 --> 00:15:01.703
  • In 1 chronicles 2:16 there is a woman mentioned
  • 00:15:01.769 --> 00:15:03.204
  • There is a woman mentioned by the name of zeruiah,
  • 00:15:03.271 --> 00:15:05.273
  • By the name of zeruiah, and the reason she is mentioned
  • 00:15:05.340 --> 00:15:06.941
  • And the reason she is mentioned is because she
  • 00:15:07.008 --> 00:15:07.709
  • Is because she is david's sister.
  • 00:15:07.775 --> 00:15:11.512
  • Is david's sister. she is david's sister,
  • 00:15:11.579 --> 00:15:14.382
  • She is david's sister, and her name is zeruiah,
  • 00:15:14.449 --> 00:15:16.184
  • And her name is zeruiah, and the sons of zeruiah
  • 00:15:16.250 --> 00:15:18.086
  • And the sons of zeruiah were abishai, joab, and asahel.
  • 00:15:18.152 --> 00:15:22.790
  • Were abishai, joab, and asahel. now, keep that up there
  • 00:15:22.857 --> 00:15:23.658
  • Now, keep that up there just a moment because
  • 00:15:23.725 --> 00:15:24.926
  • Just a moment because it's so important for you
  • 00:15:24.993 --> 00:15:26.327
  • It's so important for you to understand because
  • 00:15:26.394 --> 00:15:29.163
  • To understand because the scripture clearly tells
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  • The scripture clearly tells us who this woman was.
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  • Us who this woman was. her name was zeruiah which
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  • Her name was zeruiah which means in hebrew "my wounds."
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  • Means in hebrew "my wounds." my wounds.
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  • My wounds. now look at me, everybody.
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  • Now look at me, everybody. my wounds.
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  • My wounds. and the reason that
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  • And the reason that it's important is something
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  • It's important is something happened according to --
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  • Happened according to -- you know, they name people
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  • You know, they name people after events sometimes that
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  • After events sometimes that happened in their life.
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  • Happened in their life. for example, there's the story
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  • For example, there's the story of benoni who was rachel's son,
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  • Of benoni who was rachel's son, and she was dying giving birth,
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  • And she was dying giving birth, and she said benoni means
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  • And she said benoni means child of my sorrow.
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  • Child of my sorrow. and so she was dying
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  • And so she was dying and as she was dying she said
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  • And as she was dying she said his name shall be called
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  • His name shall be called benoni which means sorrow.
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  • Benoni which means sorrow. and the dad came over
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  • And the dad came over and said, no, no.
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  • And said, no, no. as she was dying he said his
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  • As she was dying he said his name will not be called sorrow.
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  • Name will not be called sorrow. his name will be called benjamin
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  • His name will be called benjamin which means son of my right hand
  • 00:16:21.482 --> 00:16:22.950
  • Which means son of my right hand from which is the lineage
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  • From which is the lineage of the kings of israel.
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  • Of the kings of israel. wow!
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  • Wow! in that moment that dad could
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  • In that moment that dad could have named that child after
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  • Have named that child after the sorrow and the wounds
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  • The sorrow and the wounds of the mother,
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  • Of the mother, but he didn't do that.
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  • But he didn't do that. you remember when they lost
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  • You remember when they lost the ark of the covenant,
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  • The ark of the covenant, 2 samuel 6,
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  • 2 samuel 6, and the bible said
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  • And the bible said the philistines stole it
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  • The philistines stole it and then the father in law,
  • 00:16:45.873 --> 00:16:47.442
  • And then the father in law, eli, the high priest fell
  • 00:16:47.508 --> 00:16:49.143
  • Eli, the high priest fell backwards when he heard the news
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  • Backwards when he heard the news and broke his neck and that
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  • And broke his neck and that family went into crisis,
  • 00:16:52.346 --> 00:16:55.016
  • Family went into crisis, and the bible says there
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  • And the bible says there was a woman giving birth,
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  • Was a woman giving birth, and she named the child ichabod.
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  • And she named the child ichabod. because of the pain that they
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  • Because of the pain that they were experiencing in their
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  • Were experiencing in their generation they decided
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  • Generation they decided to pass it in the name unto
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  • To pass it in the name unto the next to generation,
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  • The next to generation, and the name ichabod
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  • And the name ichabod means the glory has gone.
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  • Means the glory has gone. the glory has departed.
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  • The glory has departed. the glory has been taken
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  • The glory has been taken out of this family.
  • 00:17:14.735 --> 00:17:17.105
  • Out of this family. well, here's the miracle
  • 00:17:17.171 --> 00:17:18.339
  • Well, here's the miracle of 1 chronicles 2:16.
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  • Of 1 chronicles 2:16. zeruiah's name means my wounds.
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  • Zeruiah's name means my wounds. they were visible wounds.
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  • They were visible wounds. something had happened
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  • Something had happened in her childhood.
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  • In her childhood. i don't know if she was burned.
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  • I don't know if she was burned. i don't know if she was injured.
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  • I don't know if she was injured. something had happened
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  • Something had happened that caused her to have
  • 00:17:33.721 --> 00:17:35.289
  • That caused her to have horrible wounds.
  • 00:17:35.356 --> 00:17:38.025
  • Horrible wounds. but something amazing happened
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  • But something amazing happened through this woman because
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  • Through this woman because her offspring did not receive
  • 00:17:41.229 --> 00:17:43.831
  • Her offspring did not receive a transfer of her issues
  • 00:17:43.898 --> 00:17:46.534
  • A transfer of her issues into their life.
  • 00:17:46.601 --> 00:17:48.102
  • Into their life. i can prove this because when
  • 00:17:48.169 --> 00:17:49.704
  • I can prove this because when you look at who her three
  • 00:17:49.770 --> 00:17:51.405
  • You look at who her three children were it's amazing
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  • Children were it's amazing and it tells you there is joab.
  • 00:17:53.741 --> 00:17:57.044
  • And it tells you there is joab. joab became the four-star
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  • Joab became the four-star commander general of the army
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  • Commander general of the army of israel under king david.
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  • Of israel under king david. the son of my wound became
  • 00:18:05.419 --> 00:18:08.623
  • The son of my wound became a four-star general and led
  • 00:18:08.689 --> 00:18:10.758
  • A four-star general and led in battle every war that
  • 00:18:10.825 --> 00:18:12.460
  • In battle every war that they fought under the greatest
  • 00:18:12.527 --> 00:18:14.428
  • They fought under the greatest time that israel ever had
  • 00:18:14.495 --> 00:18:16.430
  • Time that israel ever had in the expansion of israel.
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  • In the expansion of israel. the second son was
  • 00:18:18.566 --> 00:18:20.134
  • The second son was called abishai.
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  • Called abishai. what did he do?
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  • What did he do? read in 2 samuel 23.
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  • Read in 2 samuel 23. you don't have to go there.
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  • You don't have to go there. just read.
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  • Just read. 2 samuel 23, the bible said
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  • 2 samuel 23, the bible said david was an old man.
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  • David was an old man. he was the only giant killer
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  • He was the only giant killer ever recorded to kill a giant
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  • Ever recorded to kill a giant in all of the bible,
  • 00:18:34.348 --> 00:18:35.950
  • In all of the bible, but one day when he got
  • 00:18:36.017 --> 00:18:37.618
  • But one day when he got out on the battlefield
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  • Out on the battlefield as an old man,
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  • As an old man, a giant that had six toes
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  • A giant that had six toes and six fingers,
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  • And six fingers, that's what your bible said,
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  • That's what your bible said, hit him.
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  • Hit him. he was the brother of goliath.
  • 00:18:45.126 --> 00:18:46.594
  • He was the brother of goliath. hit him, and he was coming after
  • 00:18:46.661 --> 00:18:48.229
  • Hit him, and he was coming after him because he had killed his
  • 00:18:48.296 --> 00:18:49.263
  • Him because he had killed his brother and had him down and was
  • 00:18:49.330 --> 00:18:51.732
  • Brother and had him down and was about to slave the psalmist
  • 00:18:51.799 --> 00:18:53.734
  • About to slave the psalmist of israel, the king of israel
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  • Of israel, the king of israel david, and across the field
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  • David, and across the field comes the son of the wound.
  • 00:18:57.672 --> 00:19:02.476
  • Comes the son of the wound. if she'd transferred wounds
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  • If she'd transferred wounds and offense and hurt
  • 00:19:04.011 --> 00:19:05.513
  • And offense and hurt and self-pity and depression
  • 00:19:05.580 --> 00:19:07.348
  • And self-pity and depression and fear and worry,
  • 00:19:07.415 --> 00:19:08.783
  • And fear and worry, he would have never --
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  • He would have never -- nobody had ever seen anybody
  • 00:19:10.084 --> 00:19:11.719
  • Nobody had ever seen anybody kill a giant but david,
  • 00:19:11.786 --> 00:19:13.387
  • Kill a giant but david, but when david was laying
  • 00:19:13.454 --> 00:19:14.755
  • But when david was laying on the ground wounded
  • 00:19:14.822 --> 00:19:15.923
  • On the ground wounded and the king was about
  • 00:19:15.990 --> 00:19:16.857
  • And the king was about to take his head off,
  • 00:19:16.924 --> 00:19:17.992
  • To take his head off, here comes the son of the wound
  • 00:19:18.059 --> 00:19:20.428
  • Here comes the son of the wound running across there, abishai.
  • 00:19:20.494 --> 00:19:22.396
  • Running across there, abishai. he fights the giant,
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  • He fights the giant, gets between david
  • 00:19:24.198 --> 00:19:25.132
  • Gets between david and the giant,
  • 00:19:25.199 --> 00:19:26.167
  • And the giant, and slew the giant.
  • 00:19:26.234 --> 00:19:28.669
  • And slew the giant. and then there's this third
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  • And then there's this third fella and his name is asahel,
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  • Fella and his name is asahel, and you know what his name means
  • 00:19:32.306 --> 00:19:33.841
  • And you know what his name means and you know what it says
  • 00:19:33.908 --> 00:19:35.543
  • And you know what it says of him in the scripture?
  • 00:19:35.610 --> 00:19:36.677
  • Of him in the scripture? it said that he was the fastest
  • 00:19:36.744 --> 00:19:38.646
  • It said that he was the fastest runner in all of israel.
  • 00:19:38.713 --> 00:19:42.016
  • Runner in all of israel. he could run faster
  • 00:19:42.083 --> 00:19:43.251
  • He could run faster than anybody.
  • 00:19:43.317 --> 00:19:44.185
  • Than anybody. he was the fastest in his field.
  • 00:19:44.252 --> 00:19:46.220
  • He was the fastest in his field. so, here's a woman
  • 00:19:46.287 --> 00:19:47.521
  • So, here's a woman that has wounds.
  • 00:19:47.588 --> 00:19:49.757
  • That has wounds. her name means my wounds.
  • 00:19:49.824 --> 00:19:52.293
  • Her name means my wounds. she's carried them all her life,
  • 00:19:52.360 --> 00:19:53.928
  • She's carried them all her life, but instead of letting her wound
  • 00:19:53.995 --> 00:19:56.797
  • But instead of letting her wound produce bitterness and pain
  • 00:19:56.864 --> 00:19:59.300
  • Produce bitterness and pain and depression and addiction
  • 00:19:59.367 --> 00:20:01.636
  • And depression and addiction and curses and bondage
  • 00:20:01.702 --> 00:20:04.572
  • And curses and bondage and low self-esteem
  • 00:20:04.639 --> 00:20:06.741
  • And low self-esteem and no belief in themselves
  • 00:20:06.807 --> 00:20:11.412
  • And no belief in themselves or confidence in themselves.
  • 00:20:11.479 --> 00:20:13.047
  • Or confidence in themselves. she raised three champions
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  • She raised three champions in one household
  • 00:20:15.249 --> 00:20:17.018
  • In one household with her wounds.
  • 00:20:17.084 --> 00:20:18.452
  • With her wounds. one became a four-star general,
  • 00:20:18.519 --> 00:20:20.755
  • One became a four-star general, one became a giant slayer,
  • 00:20:20.821 --> 00:20:23.124
  • One became a giant slayer, and another one became
  • 00:20:23.190 --> 00:20:24.492
  • And another one became the fastest in his field.
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  • The fastest in his field. don't tell me you can't do it.
  • 00:20:27.895 --> 00:20:29.497
  • Don't tell me you can't do it. i know you've been wounded
  • 00:20:29.563 --> 00:20:30.765
  • I know you've been wounded if you're a single mom
  • 00:20:30.831 --> 00:20:32.033
  • If you're a single mom or a single dad,
  • 00:20:32.099 --> 00:20:33.267
  • Or a single dad, but you can raise champions
  • 00:20:33.334 --> 00:20:34.969
  • But you can raise champions for jesus christ if you will
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  • For jesus christ if you will believe that he can use
  • 00:20:37.438 --> 00:20:39.407
  • Believe that he can use life's bruise to bring
  • 00:20:39.473 --> 00:20:41.208
  • Life's bruise to bring about something good.
  • 00:20:41.275 --> 00:20:42.743
  • About something good. my question to you,
  • 00:20:42.810 --> 00:20:44.478
  • My question to you, my question to you is what
  • 00:20:44.545 --> 00:20:45.980
  • My question to you is what will your wounds produce?
  • 00:20:46.047 --> 00:20:49.784
  • Will your wounds produce? will they produce bitterness?
  • 00:20:49.850 --> 00:20:51.852
  • Will they produce bitterness? will they produce unbelief?
  • 00:20:51.919 --> 00:20:53.487
  • Will they produce unbelief? will they produce addiction?
  • 00:20:53.554 --> 00:20:55.690
  • Will they produce addiction? will they product rebellion
  • 00:20:55.756 --> 00:20:57.224
  • Will they product rebellion and excuses and resentment?
  • 00:20:57.291 --> 00:20:59.694
  • And excuses and resentment? this is what
  • 00:20:59.760 --> 00:21:00.328
  • This is what the apostle paul said.
  • 00:21:00.394 --> 00:21:01.329
  • The apostle paul said. he had it all.
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  • He had it all. he had intellect,
  • 00:21:02.296 --> 00:21:04.165
  • He had intellect, he had education,
  • 00:21:04.231 --> 00:21:06.500
  • He had education, he was gifted,
  • 00:21:06.567 --> 00:21:08.169
  • He was gifted, he was an intellectual,
  • 00:21:08.235 --> 00:21:11.072
  • He was an intellectual, and he said, yet,
  • 00:21:11.138 --> 00:21:12.606
  • And he said, yet, i don't glory in any of that,
  • 00:21:12.673 --> 00:21:14.475
  • I don't glory in any of that, but he said i glory
  • 00:21:14.542 --> 00:21:15.476
  • But he said i glory in my infirmities,
  • 00:21:15.543 --> 00:21:16.377
  • In my infirmities, my wounds.
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  • My wounds. he was beaten with rods.
  • 00:21:18.212 --> 00:21:19.947
  • He was beaten with rods. he was stoned.
  • 00:21:20.014 --> 00:21:21.515
  • He was stoned. he was beaten with a cat
  • 00:21:21.582 --> 00:21:22.883
  • He was beaten with a cat of nine tails.
  • 00:21:22.950 --> 00:21:24.251
  • Of nine tails. he was tied up.
  • 00:21:24.318 --> 00:21:25.820
  • He was tied up. he was tortured.
  • 00:21:25.886 --> 00:21:27.088
  • He was tortured. he was snake bitten.
  • 00:21:27.154 --> 00:21:28.556
  • He was snake bitten. he was shipwrecked.
  • 00:21:28.622 --> 00:21:30.124
  • He was shipwrecked. he was stoned and left for dead.
  • 00:21:30.191 --> 00:21:33.694
  • He was stoned and left for dead. he was scarred up.
  • 00:21:33.761 --> 00:21:35.029
  • He was scarred up. he was wounded,
  • 00:21:35.096 --> 00:21:37.865
  • He was wounded, and yet when he said, god,
  • 00:21:37.932 --> 00:21:39.133
  • And yet when he said, god, i wish you would take
  • 00:21:39.200 --> 00:21:40.167
  • I wish you would take all this pain away,
  • 00:21:40.234 --> 00:21:40.968
  • All this pain away, god said i'm not ever
  • 00:21:41.035 --> 00:21:42.203
  • God said i'm not ever gonna take it away.
  • 00:21:42.269 --> 00:21:43.437
  • Gonna take it away. you'll never get over it,
  • 00:21:43.504 --> 00:21:44.672
  • You'll never get over it, but you will get through it.
  • 00:21:44.739 --> 00:21:46.707
  • But you will get through it. as a matter of fact,
  • 00:21:46.774 --> 00:21:47.742
  • As a matter of fact, my grace is sufficient for you,
  • 00:21:47.808 --> 00:21:50.177
  • My grace is sufficient for you, and my strength will be made
  • 00:21:50.244 --> 00:21:51.946
  • And my strength will be made perfect through your wounds.
  • 00:21:52.012 --> 00:21:55.649
  • Perfect through your wounds. i'll give you grace even
  • 00:21:55.716 --> 00:21:57.118
  • I'll give you grace even though you're gonna take hit
  • 00:21:57.184 --> 00:21:58.652
  • Though you're gonna take hit after hit after hit.
  • 00:21:58.719 --> 00:22:00.254
  • After hit after hit. i really want god to use me,
  • 00:22:00.321 --> 00:22:02.723
  • I really want god to use me, and i'm not gonna be like
  • 00:22:02.790 --> 00:22:03.924
  • And i'm not gonna be like that prophet in the bible.
  • 00:22:03.991 --> 00:22:05.426
  • That prophet in the bible. i sure ain't gonna go up
  • 00:22:05.493 --> 00:22:06.360
  • I sure ain't gonna go up and ask for it, strike me,
  • 00:22:06.427 --> 00:22:07.595
  • And ask for it, strike me, god, come on.
  • 00:22:07.661 --> 00:22:08.729
  • God, come on. i'm not gonna get out
  • 00:22:08.796 --> 00:22:09.697
  • I'm not gonna get out in the next lightning storm
  • 00:22:09.764 --> 00:22:10.831
  • In the next lightning storm and say strike me and make me
  • 00:22:10.898 --> 00:22:12.099
  • And say strike me and make me walk funny so i can preach good.
  • 00:22:12.166 --> 00:22:15.970
  • Walk funny so i can preach good. that's not what i'm saying.
  • 00:22:16.036 --> 00:22:18.272
  • That's not what i'm saying. i'm not volunteering
  • 00:22:18.339 --> 00:22:19.340
  • I'm not volunteering for none of that,
  • 00:22:19.407 --> 00:22:21.041
  • For none of that, but since we're all in it.
  • 00:22:21.108 --> 00:22:24.011
  • But since we're all in it. oh, excuse me.
  • 00:22:24.078 --> 00:22:25.713
  • Oh, excuse me. look over at somebody acting
  • 00:22:25.780 --> 00:22:26.781
  • Look over at somebody acting real sanctified right now
  • 00:22:26.847 --> 00:22:27.848
  • Real sanctified right now and say you've got wounds.
  • 00:22:27.915 --> 00:22:31.152
  • And say you've got wounds. you've just got your bandages
  • 00:22:31.218 --> 00:22:32.153
  • You've just got your bandages on, but you've got your wounds.
  • 00:22:32.219 --> 00:22:34.088
  • Would you just raise your hand
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  • Would you just raise your hand and say, god, here's my wounds,
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  • And say, god, here's my wounds, here's my hurts,
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  • Here's my hurts, here's my blood,
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  • Here's my blood, here's my sweat,
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  • Here's my sweat, here's my tears,
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  • Here's my tears, here's my turning and tossing,
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  • Here's my turning and tossing, here's my worry,
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  • Here's my worry, here's my fear,
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  • Here's my fear, here's my depression,
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  • Here's my depression, here's my wounds,
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  • Here's my wounds, here's my hurt,
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  • Here's my hurt, here's my bruise.
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  • Here's my bruise. would you use it?
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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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  • Go online today.
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  • >> of what are the lessons?
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  • >> of what are the lessons? what are the lessons
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  • What are the lessons that we can avoid?
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  • That we can avoid? a great quote,
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  • A great quote, “mentors are shortcuts
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  • “mentors are shortcuts to success,
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  • To success, mentorship is learning through
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  • Mentorship is learning through the pain of another person.”
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  • The pain of another person.” there two ways
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  • There two ways that people learn,
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  • That people learn, through mentors or mistakes.
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  • Through mentors or mistakes. and i'd rather learn
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  • And i'd rather learn through somebody
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  • Through somebody who made the mistake
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  • Who made the mistake and i can learn
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  • And i can learn through their pain
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  • Through their pain than me make the mistake
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  • Than me make the mistake and go through that hell.
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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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  • >> 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 for
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  • Your continued support
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  • Of this ministry.
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