What the Holy Spirit Want To Do For You

October 5, 2022 | 198 | 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 | What the Holy Spirit Want To Do For You | October 5, 2022
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  • >> if you have your bibles,
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  • >> if you have your bibles, i want you to open
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  • I want you to open them to john 2:2.
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  • Them to john 2:2. "now both jesus and his
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  • "now both jesus and his disciples were invited
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  • Disciples were invited to the wedding.
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  • To the wedding. and they ran out of wine,
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  • And they ran out of wine, the mother of jesus said to him,
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  • The mother of jesus said to him, 'they have no wine.'
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  • 'they have no wine.' john 2:5,
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  • John 2:5, his mother said to the servants,
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  • His mother said to the servants, 'whatever he says to you,
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  • 'whatever he says to you, do it.'
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  • Do it.' now there were set there
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  • Now there were set there six waterpots of stone,
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  • Six waterpots of stone, according to the manner
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  • According to the manner of the purification of jews,
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  • Of the purification of jews, containing 20, or 30 gallons
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  • Containing 20, or 30 gallons a piece, and jesus said,
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  • A piece, and jesus said, 'fill the water
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  • 'fill the water pots with water,'
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  • Pots with water,' and they filled them up
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  • And they filled them up to the brim," notice that.
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  • To the brim," notice that. and they started drawing out,
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  • And they started drawing out, "and they took it to the master
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  • "and they took it to the master of the feast, or the governor,
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  • Of the feast, or the governor, and they took it."
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  • And they took it." and then lastly, verse 10.
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  • And then lastly, verse 10. "and he said to them, every man,
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  • "and he said to them, every man, from the beginning sets
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  • From the beginning sets out the good wine.
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  • Out the good wine. and when the guests have
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  • And when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior,
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  • Well drunk, then the inferior, but you have kept the good
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  • But you have kept the good wine until now."
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  • Wine until now." some translations say you have
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  • Some translations say you have kept the best for the last.
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  • Kept the best for the last. and i want to talk to you,
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  • And i want to talk to you, and i want to entitle it,
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  • And i want to entitle it, "what the holy spirit wants
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  • "what the holy spirit wants to do for you."
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  • To do for you." what the holy spirit wants
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  • What the holy spirit wants to do for you.
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  • To do for you. in the hebrew culture,
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  • In the hebrew culture, there was a great importance
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  • There was a great importance upon marriage in the marriage
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  • Upon marriage in the marriage ceremony and vows and covenant.
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  • Ceremony and vows and covenant. it was so serious to even
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  • It was so serious to even consider getting married,
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  • Consider getting married, that if you got engaged
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  • That if you got engaged to someone and decided to call
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  • To someone and decided to call the marriage off during
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  • The marriage off during the engagement,
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  • The engagement, you couldn't just walk away
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  • You couldn't just walk away and never speak again,
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  • And never speak again, you had to write up a legal
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  • You had to write up a legal bill of divorcement.
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  • Bill of divorcement. this is told in the story
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  • This is told in the story of joseph and mary,
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  • Of joseph and mary, you had to write up --
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  • You had to write up -- if engagement was that serious
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  • If engagement was that serious of a commitment,
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  • Of a commitment, can you imagine how serious
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  • Can you imagine how serious of a commitment marriage was
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  • Of a commitment marriage was in the time in which jesus
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  • In the time in which jesus attended this wedding to perform
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  • Attended this wedding to perform his first miracle and began
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  • His first miracle and began his earthly ministry?
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  • His earthly ministry? it was more than --
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  • It was more than -- it was more than
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  • It was more than a ceremony, weddings.
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  • A ceremony, weddings. especially in jesus' day,
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  • Especially in jesus' day, it was something that would go
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  • It was something that would go on for days, and days and days.
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  • On for days, and days and days. and people came in from
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  • And people came in from everywhere, it was a --
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  • Everywhere, it was a -- remember there were small
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  • Remember there were small villages.
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  • Villages. it was a it was a community
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  • It was a it was a community celebration, all the neighbors,
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  • Celebration, all the neighbors, all the friends,
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  • All the friends, all the dignitaries would come,
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  • All the dignitaries would come, all of them.
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  • All of them. and they would come
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  • And they would come from everywhere.
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  • From everywhere. and it was a massive
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  • And it was a massive celebration that went on for
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  • Celebration that went on for up to seven days.
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  • Up to seven days. if you can imagine.
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  • If you can imagine. it was a huge party.
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  • It was a huge party. i don't know --
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  • I don't know -- and i've studied this,
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  • And i've studied this, you can check this out.
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  • You can check this out. it was a huge party.
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  • It was a huge party. and what i love about this
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  • And what i love about this story is that jesus was
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  • Story is that jesus was invited to the wedding.
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  • Invited to the wedding. he was invited to the party.
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  • He was invited to the party. he had not yet begun
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  • He had not yet begun his earthly ministry and yet,
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  • His earthly ministry and yet, he gets up and when he was
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  • He gets up and when he was invited to the party,
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  • Invited to the party, he went to the party.
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  • He went to the party. he got up and got his
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  • He got up and got his clothes on.
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  • Clothes on. and i'm sure as he was about
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  • And i'm sure as he was about to go out the door
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  • To go out the door and the disciples were hustling
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  • And the disciples were hustling and bustling to get
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  • And bustling to get their clothes ready
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  • Their clothes ready and to go with him.
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  • And to go with him. they thought, where are we
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  • They thought, where are we going?
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  • Going? i don't know,
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  • I don't know, probably going to the synagogue,
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  • Probably going to the synagogue, probably going to church,
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  • Probably going to church, probably going to --
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  • Probably going to -- he's probably got a brand new
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  • He's probably got a brand new revelation and teaching
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  • Revelation and teaching he's gonna share on with
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  • He's gonna share on with the multitudes.
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  • The multitudes. we're going to something
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  • We're going to something spiritual, i guarantee you.
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  • Spiritual, i guarantee you. and as they're leaving,
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  • And as they're leaving, somebody just casually says,
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  • Somebody just casually says, where are we going, jesus?
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  • Where are we going, jesus? he says, we're going to a party.
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  • He says, we're going to a party. we are going to a party.
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  • We are going to a party. not to synagogue, not to church,
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  • Not to synagogue, not to church, not to a miracle meeting,
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  • Not to a miracle meeting, we're going to a party.
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  • We're going to a party. when he got there,
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  • When he got there, there was quite
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  • There was quite a celebration going on.
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  • A celebration going on. there were people who were
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  • There were people who were dancing and hooping
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  • Dancing and hooping and hollering and singing
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  • And hollering and singing and dancing and drinking,
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  • And dancing and drinking, and carrying on like you
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  • And carrying on like you wouldn't believe.
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  • Wouldn't believe. and jesus was there.
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  • And jesus was there. they had the head table.
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  • They had the head table. they had the guest of honor.
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  • They had the guest of honor. they had the governor
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  • They had the governor of that region.
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  • Of that region. they had the bridegroom,
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  • They had the bridegroom, and everybody was there.
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  • And everybody was there. the real guest of honor was
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  • The real guest of honor was not at the table of honor.
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  • Not at the table of honor. he was not up front.
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  • He was not up front. he was among the people
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  • He was among the people and they didn't even
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  • And they didn't even know he was there.
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  • Know he was there. did you know that you can
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  • Did you know that you can be in the presence of god
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  • Be in the presence of god and not get the benefits of god
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  • And not get the benefits of god until circumstances arise
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  • Until circumstances arise that only god can handle?
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  • That only god can handle? sometimes god manipulates
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  • Sometimes god manipulates circumstances so that you
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  • Circumstances so that you can come into an awareness
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  • Can come into an awareness of who is with you.
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  • Of who is with you. it's possible that you are going
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  • It's possible that you are going through something right now,
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  • Through something right now, and you don't even know
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  • And you don't even know who's with you.
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  • Who's with you. but it's amazing to me how
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  • But it's amazing to me how god can take and let
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  • God can take and let something happen.
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  • Something happen. and all of a sudden
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  • And all of a sudden you need him.
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  • You need him. all of the sudden there
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  • All of the sudden there is no human answer.
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  • Is no human answer. all of the sudden,
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  • All of the sudden, nobody can fix it, but jesus,
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  • Nobody can fix it, but jesus, and your whole attitude changes.
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  • And your whole attitude changes. and suddenly you need him
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  • And suddenly you need him and you develop
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  • And you develop an appreciation for him,
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  • An appreciation for him, and what he can offer
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  • And what he can offer in your life.
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  • In your life. and god has a way of putting
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  • And god has a way of putting you in circumstances that cause
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  • You in circumstances that cause you to need him.
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  • You to need him. nobody was praying
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  • Nobody was praying at this party.
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  • At this party. nobody was doing anything
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  • Nobody was doing anything but drinking and partying
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  • But drinking and partying and dancing and having
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  • And dancing and having the biggest time,
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  • The biggest time, but he knows how in the midst
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  • But he knows how in the midst of a party to get
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  • Of a party to get your attention.
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  • Your attention. it ought to make us tremble,
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  • It ought to make us tremble, it really should.
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  • It really should. it ought to make us shudder
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  • It ought to make us shudder to think how many times jesus
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  • To think how many times jesus sat back in a corner.
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  • Sat back in a corner. and he went with us to every
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  • And he went with us to every situation we got ourselves in.
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  • Situation we got ourselves in. he was at the party,
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  • He was at the party, you know, that party.
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  • You know, that party. he was there.
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  • He was there. you know, that hotel room,
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  • You know, that hotel room, you know, that situation,
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  • You know, that situation, you know, that dog track,
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  • You know, that dog track, you know, i don't know,
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  • You know, i don't know, he goes to places like that.
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  • He goes to places like that. he's not just holy jesus,
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  • He's not just holy jesus, who comes the church,
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  • Who comes the church, he was there,
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  • He was there, and they didn't even know
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  • And they didn't even know he was there.
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  • He was there. and what's so amazing is he's
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  • And what's so amazing is he's sitting there in the corner,
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  • Sitting there in the corner, while they're having
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  • While they're having their party,
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  • Their party, and they are unaware
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  • And they are unaware and could care less about him
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  • And could care less about him and anything he has to offer
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  • And anything he has to offer until the party ran out of wine.
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  • Until the party ran out of wine. they had been dancing,
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  • They had been dancing, music, carrying on,
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  • Music, carrying on, but they ran out of wine.
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  • But they ran out of wine. wine in the bible represents
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  • Wine in the bible represents sustainable joy.
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  • Sustainable joy. the party that the devil will
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  • The party that the devil will throw you is one that sooner
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  • Throw you is one that sooner or later will run out of wine.
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  • Or later will run out of wine. sooner or later,
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  • Sooner or later, there's pleasure in sin
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  • There's pleasure in sin for a season,
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  • For a season, but then the party,
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  • But then the party, they're partying without wine.
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  • They're partying without wine. and at some point,
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  • And at some point, it hits them,
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  • It hits them, we don't have anything
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  • We don't have anything to sustain the party.
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  • To sustain the party. the party scene isn't
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  • The party scene isn't as great as you thought it was,
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  • As great as you thought it was, the money hasn't got the power
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  • The money hasn't got the power that you think it does,
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  • That you think it does, the person that you are willing
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  • The person that you are willing to wreck your world for doesn't
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  • To wreck your world for doesn't fulfill you like you thought
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  • Fulfill you like you thought he would or she would,
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  • He would or she would, because everything
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  • Because everything the devil offers you,
  • 00:08:19.267 --> 00:08:20.802
  • The devil offers you, he offers you the best first
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  • He offers you the best first and then it gets worse
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  • And then it gets worse and worse,
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  • And worse, and the wine runs out
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  • And the wine runs out of his party every time.
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  • Of his party every time. there is no sustainable joy
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  • There is no sustainable joy in turning your back on god
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  • In turning your back on god and good and walking away from
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  • And good and walking away from the presence of the lord.
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  • The presence of the lord. there is no sustainable joy.
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  • There is no sustainable joy. no amount of money can
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  • No amount of money can give it to you.
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  • Give it to you. no amount of success can
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  • No amount of success can give it to you.
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  • Give it to you. no amount.
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  • No amount. and i don't care where you live,
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  • And i don't care where you live, what neighborhood.
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  • What neighborhood. oh, if i had that i would
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  • Oh, if i had that i would have sustainable joy.
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  • Have sustainable joy. no, you would not.
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  • No, you would not. if jesus is not the center
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  • If jesus is not the center of your life,
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  • Of your life, you will never know joy,
  • 00:08:59.908 --> 00:09:01.176
  • You will never know joy, peace, and the happiness
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  • Peace, and the happiness that god wants us to have.
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  • That god wants us to have. clap your hands and praise
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  • Clap your hands and praise the lord somebody.
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  • The lord somebody. it was in this moment that when
  • 00:09:11.386 --> 00:09:13.722
  • It was in this moment that when something went out of the party.
  • 00:09:13.788 --> 00:09:16.925
  • Something went out of the party. everybody's looking at the bride
  • 00:09:16.992 --> 00:09:19.461
  • Everybody's looking at the bride up to this moment, the couple,
  • 00:09:19.527 --> 00:09:21.630
  • Up to this moment, the couple, looking at the governor,
  • 00:09:21.696 --> 00:09:23.131
  • Looking at the governor, looking at the celebrities that
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  • Looking at the celebrities that were at the main host table,
  • 00:09:26.434 --> 00:09:28.870
  • Were at the main host table, looking at all the wedding party
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  • Looking at all the wedding party and what they're wearing
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  • And what they're wearing and all of that.
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  • And all of that. but the moment that
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  • But the moment that it ran out, all attention --
  • 00:09:35.110 --> 00:09:38.680
  • It ran out, all attention -- isn't it funny how we can
  • 00:09:38.747 --> 00:09:39.848
  • Isn't it funny how we can focus on everybody but jesus
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  • Focus on everybody but jesus until we get in an emergency.
  • 00:09:43.918 --> 00:09:46.955
  • Until we get in an emergency. jesus didn't plan on doing
  • 00:09:47.022 --> 00:09:48.590
  • Jesus didn't plan on doing anything, his mother made him.
  • 00:09:48.657 --> 00:09:50.525
  • Anything, his mother made him. he said it's not my time mother.
  • 00:09:50.592 --> 00:09:52.093
  • He said it's not my time mother. and she said whatever
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  • And she said whatever he says do, do it.
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  • He says do, do it. that means you 'gon
  • 00:09:54.162 --> 00:09:54.763
  • That means you 'gon do something,
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  • Do something, now out there and do it.
  • 00:09:55.397 --> 00:10:00.168
  • Now out there and do it. but this was an emergency.
  • 00:10:00.235 --> 00:10:02.937
  • But this was an emergency. all of a sudden, the party
  • 00:10:03.004 --> 00:10:04.639
  • All of a sudden, the party crowd is talking about,
  • 00:10:04.706 --> 00:10:06.574
  • Crowd is talking about, "if there is a god up there,
  • 00:10:06.641 --> 00:10:08.309
  • "if there is a god up there, we sure could use some help."
  • 00:10:08.376 --> 00:10:10.912
  • We sure could use some help." it's kinda like the church has
  • 00:10:10.979 --> 00:10:12.380
  • It's kinda like the church has come to the world's party
  • 00:10:12.447 --> 00:10:14.049
  • Come to the world's party after all that we've been
  • 00:10:14.115 --> 00:10:15.583
  • After all that we've been through the last year or so.
  • 00:10:15.650 --> 00:10:18.520
  • Through the last year or so. now is the time for jesus
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  • Now is the time for jesus to give what
  • 00:10:22.791 --> 00:10:24.793
  • To give what the world is missing.
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  • The world is missing. and notice how he does it.
  • 00:10:27.429 --> 00:10:29.998
  • And notice how he does it. in verse six, he said bring
  • 00:10:30.065 --> 00:10:31.700
  • In verse six, he said bring me the six ceremonial pots
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  • Me the six ceremonial pots and fill them with water
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  • And fill them with water to the brim.
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  • To the brim. i want you to bring those six,
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  • I want you to bring those six, six is the number of man,
  • 00:10:42.644 --> 00:10:44.312
  • Six is the number of man, six is the number of sin.
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  • Six is the number of sin. and they were ceremonial pots
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  • And they were ceremonial pots that were used by the jews
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  • That were used by the jews to wash themselves before
  • 00:10:51.352 --> 00:10:53.054
  • To wash themselves before they went into the temple.
  • 00:10:53.121 --> 00:10:56.224
  • They went into the temple. he said, i want you to bring
  • 00:10:56.291 --> 00:10:57.959
  • He said, i want you to bring the old religious pots
  • 00:10:58.026 --> 00:11:01.463
  • The old religious pots and i'm going to work a new
  • 00:11:01.529 --> 00:11:03.832
  • And i'm going to work a new miracle in old pots.
  • 00:11:03.898 --> 00:11:07.635
  • Miracle in old pots. i believe those pots represent
  • 00:11:07.702 --> 00:11:09.370
  • I believe those pots represent denominations,
  • 00:11:09.437 --> 00:11:12.874
  • Denominations, represent the church that
  • 00:11:12.941 --> 00:11:16.244
  • Represent the church that basically has nothing to offer
  • 00:11:16.311 --> 00:11:18.546
  • Basically has nothing to offer a world that has no joy.
  • 00:11:18.613 --> 00:11:20.615
  • A world that has no joy. because we have become
  • 00:11:20.682 --> 00:11:21.950
  • Because we have become so religious,
  • 00:11:22.016 --> 00:11:23.051
  • So religious, all we care about is our
  • 00:11:23.118 --> 00:11:25.320
  • All we care about is our own personal righteousness
  • 00:11:25.386 --> 00:11:26.921
  • Own personal righteousness and holiness and how pure
  • 00:11:26.988 --> 00:11:28.923
  • And holiness and how pure and clean we are when
  • 00:11:28.990 --> 00:11:30.725
  • And clean we are when the world is dying,
  • 00:11:30.792 --> 00:11:32.060
  • The world is dying, and they're dying right
  • 00:11:32.127 --> 00:11:33.428
  • And they're dying right before our eyes.
  • 00:11:33.495 --> 00:11:34.696
  • Before our eyes. and the lord says,
  • 00:11:34.763 --> 00:11:35.997
  • And the lord says, i'm going to use
  • 00:11:36.064 --> 00:11:36.898
  • I'm going to use those old ceremonial pots.
  • 00:11:36.965 --> 00:11:39.534
  • Those old ceremonial pots. but i'm going to have to do a
  • 00:11:39.601 --> 00:11:40.535
  • But i'm going to have to do a new miracle with some old pots.
  • 00:11:40.602 --> 00:11:43.838
  • New miracle with some old pots. and i wonder sometimes
  • 00:11:43.905 --> 00:11:44.806
  • And i wonder sometimes if we don't watch it,
  • 00:11:44.873 --> 00:11:45.974
  • If we don't watch it, that we don't come to church,
  • 00:11:46.040 --> 00:11:47.609
  • That we don't come to church, and we become those old pots.
  • 00:11:47.675 --> 00:11:49.544
  • And we become those old pots. we get in here and we hear
  • 00:11:49.611 --> 00:11:51.146
  • We get in here and we hear a song like that god
  • 00:11:51.212 --> 00:11:52.714
  • A song like that god can dissolve plates,
  • 00:11:52.781 --> 00:11:53.915
  • Can dissolve plates, god can heal cancer.
  • 00:11:53.982 --> 00:11:55.350
  • God can heal cancer. and we almost give it mental
  • 00:11:55.416 --> 00:11:56.985
  • And we almost give it mental assent and act like i don't
  • 00:11:57.051 --> 00:11:58.620
  • Assent and act like i don't really don't have miracles
  • 00:11:58.686 --> 00:12:00.455
  • Really don't have miracles might happen.
  • 00:12:00.522 --> 00:12:01.089
  • Might happen. but i don't really believe
  • 00:12:01.156 --> 00:12:02.791
  • But i don't really believe for anything.
  • 00:12:02.857 --> 00:12:03.758
  • For anything. you know what you are?
  • 00:12:03.825 --> 00:12:04.926
  • You know what you are? an old pot that needs to get
  • 00:12:04.993 --> 00:12:07.028
  • An old pot that needs to get in the presence of jesus,
  • 00:12:07.095 --> 00:12:08.730
  • In the presence of jesus, and let him fill you
  • 00:12:08.797 --> 00:12:10.165
  • And let him fill you to the brim.
  • 00:12:10.231 --> 00:12:11.399
  • To the brim. and you can say,
  • 00:12:11.466 --> 00:12:12.600
  • And you can say, jesus christ the same yesterday,
  • 00:12:12.667 --> 00:12:16.638
  • Jesus christ the same yesterday, today, and forever, what he did,
  • 00:12:16.704 --> 00:12:19.874
  • Today, and forever, what he did, he can still do.
  • 00:12:19.941 --> 00:12:21.075
  • He can still do. what he was, he still is.
  • 00:12:21.142 --> 00:12:23.111
  • What he was, he still is. what he said, he's still saying.
  • 00:12:23.178 --> 00:12:27.081
  • What he said, he's still saying. he's not the great i used to be,
  • 00:12:27.148 --> 00:12:29.350
  • He's not the great i used to be, he's not the great
  • 00:12:29.417 --> 00:12:30.151
  • He's not the great i'm going to be.
  • 00:12:30.218 --> 00:12:31.386
  • I'm going to be. he is the great i am.
  • 00:12:31.452 --> 00:12:38.026
  • He is the great i am. he said fill them with
  • 00:12:38.092 --> 00:12:39.127
  • He said fill them with water to the brim.
  • 00:12:39.194 --> 00:12:43.097
  • Water to the brim. and i like the fact that he
  • 00:12:43.164 --> 00:12:44.499
  • And i like the fact that he said fill them with water
  • 00:12:44.566 --> 00:12:45.867
  • Said fill them with water to the brim.
  • 00:12:45.934 --> 00:12:48.069
  • To the brim. see if they had brought jesus
  • 00:12:48.136 --> 00:12:50.672
  • See if they had brought jesus pots full of grapes,
  • 00:12:50.738 --> 00:12:52.473
  • Pots full of grapes, and he would have made them
  • 00:12:52.540 --> 00:12:53.441
  • And he would have made them turned him into wine.
  • 00:12:53.508 --> 00:12:55.543
  • Turned him into wine. that would be kind
  • 00:12:55.610 --> 00:12:56.477
  • That would be kind of understandable a little bit.
  • 00:12:56.544 --> 00:13:01.749
  • Of understandable a little bit. but he said, i want you to bring
  • 00:13:01.816 --> 00:13:03.384
  • But he said, i want you to bring me something that has none
  • 00:13:03.451 --> 00:13:08.923
  • Me something that has none of the source of what i will
  • 00:13:08.990 --> 00:13:10.425
  • Of the source of what i will make out of it in itself.
  • 00:13:10.491 --> 00:13:14.696
  • Make out of it in itself. there is no way that water
  • 00:13:14.762 --> 00:13:16.364
  • There is no way that water can make itself by its own
  • 00:13:16.431 --> 00:13:19.400
  • Can make itself by its own actions into wine.
  • 00:13:19.467 --> 00:13:23.905
  • Actions into wine. they're two different
  • 00:13:23.972 --> 00:13:25.573
  • They're two different completely creations
  • 00:13:25.640 --> 00:13:27.008
  • Completely creations one is water,
  • 00:13:27.075 --> 00:13:28.142
  • One is water, and one comes from grapes
  • 00:13:28.209 --> 00:13:30.144
  • And one comes from grapes and it's wine.
  • 00:13:30.211 --> 00:13:31.112
  • And it's wine. and the two are not the same.
  • 00:13:31.179 --> 00:13:33.381
  • And the two are not the same. and he said i want you to fill
  • 00:13:33.448 --> 00:13:35.183
  • And he said i want you to fill it to the brim with what i know
  • 00:13:35.250 --> 00:13:39.487
  • It to the brim with what i know it cannot be to please me.
  • 00:13:39.554 --> 00:13:43.258
  • It cannot be to please me. and when it's full,
  • 00:13:43.324 --> 00:13:45.193
  • And when it's full, and when you know
  • 00:13:45.260 --> 00:13:46.160
  • And when you know in other words,
  • 00:13:46.227 --> 00:13:46.861
  • In other words, what's you're full of.
  • 00:13:46.928 --> 00:13:51.032
  • What's you're full of. pride, religiosity, legalism,
  • 00:13:51.099 --> 00:13:56.671
  • Pride, religiosity, legalism, self justification,
  • 00:13:56.738 --> 00:13:59.374
  • Self justification, your own holiness,
  • 00:13:59.440 --> 00:14:00.708
  • Your own holiness, your own righteousness,
  • 00:14:00.775 --> 00:14:02.277
  • Your own righteousness, your laundry list of i gave
  • 00:14:02.343 --> 00:14:03.845
  • Your laundry list of i gave my tithe this week,
  • 00:14:03.912 --> 00:14:05.079
  • My tithe this week, blah blah blah.
  • 00:14:05.146 --> 00:14:06.047
  • Blah blah blah. and god says when you finally
  • 00:14:06.114 --> 00:14:07.715
  • And god says when you finally get full of what --
  • 00:14:07.782 --> 00:14:09.350
  • Get full of what -- i want you to bring me
  • 00:14:09.417 --> 00:14:10.752
  • I want you to bring me what you're full
  • 00:14:10.818 --> 00:14:11.419
  • What you're full of that you can never,
  • 00:14:11.486 --> 00:14:13.154
  • Of that you can never, ever, ever --
  • 00:14:13.221 --> 00:14:13.988
  • Ever, ever -- all your righteousness,
  • 00:14:14.055 --> 00:14:15.523
  • All your righteousness, when you're full of it.
  • 00:14:15.590 --> 00:14:16.891
  • When you're full of it. all your righteousness
  • 00:14:16.958 --> 00:14:18.092
  • All your righteousness is as filthy rags to me.
  • 00:14:18.159 --> 00:14:23.231
  • Is as filthy rags to me. and he says, "you come, now."
  • 00:14:23.298 --> 00:14:25.867
  • And he says, "you come, now." and i cannot explain to you,
  • 00:14:25.934 --> 00:14:27.435
  • And i cannot explain to you, the bible isn't clear.
  • 00:14:27.502 --> 00:14:29.404
  • The bible isn't clear. it does give one hint, it said,
  • 00:14:29.470 --> 00:14:31.239
  • It does give one hint, it said, and he said to them,
  • 00:14:31.306 --> 00:14:33.841
  • And he said to them, when they filled it full,
  • 00:14:33.908 --> 00:14:36.044
  • When they filled it full, he said "pour it out,"
  • 00:14:36.110 --> 00:14:39.147
  • He said "pour it out," and that means they were
  • 00:14:39.213 --> 00:14:40.281
  • And that means they were pouring it from one vessel
  • 00:14:40.348 --> 00:14:43.818
  • Pouring it from one vessel to another vessel.
  • 00:14:43.885 --> 00:14:45.386
  • To another vessel. and while the pouring
  • 00:14:45.453 --> 00:14:47.622
  • And while the pouring was taking place,
  • 00:14:47.689 --> 00:14:49.958
  • Was taking place, the power of his presence --
  • 00:14:50.024 --> 00:14:54.162
  • The power of his presence -- it's not enough to sing songs
  • 00:14:54.228 --> 00:14:55.830
  • It's not enough to sing songs and give talks from the pulpit.
  • 00:14:55.897 --> 00:14:58.700
  • And give talks from the pulpit. there will be no transformation.
  • 00:14:58.766 --> 00:15:01.836
  • There will be no transformation. water is weak, wine is strong.
  • 00:15:01.903 --> 00:15:06.774
  • Water is weak, wine is strong. water is cheap, worthless,
  • 00:15:06.841 --> 00:15:11.079
  • Water is cheap, worthless, wine is expensive.
  • 00:15:11.145 --> 00:15:15.116
  • Wine is expensive. water is tasteless,
  • 00:15:15.183 --> 00:15:19.854
  • Water is tasteless, wine is intoxicating.
  • 00:15:19.921 --> 00:15:22.757
  • Wine is intoxicating. how in the world can
  • 00:15:22.824 --> 00:15:23.858
  • How in the world can i make that into this?
  • 00:15:23.925 --> 00:15:27.528
  • I make that into this? there's only one answer,
  • 00:15:27.595 --> 00:15:30.598
  • There's only one answer, it has to get in the power
  • 00:15:30.665 --> 00:15:32.033
  • It has to get in the power of the presence of jesus.
  • 00:15:32.100 --> 00:15:34.969
  • Of the presence of jesus. and i'm so desperate for that
  • 00:15:35.036 --> 00:15:36.804
  • And i'm so desperate for that because our young people,
  • 00:15:36.871 --> 00:15:39.741
  • Because our young people, they hear sermons and stuff,
  • 00:15:39.807 --> 00:15:41.242
  • They hear sermons and stuff, but if we don't get desperate
  • 00:15:41.309 --> 00:15:44.312
  • But if we don't get desperate to get ourselves
  • 00:15:44.379 --> 00:15:46.114
  • To get ourselves in these services,
  • 00:15:46.180 --> 00:15:47.915
  • In these services, in the power of his presence...
  • 00:15:47.982 --> 00:15:52.820
  • In the power of his presence... my greatest gift
  • 00:15:52.887 --> 00:15:54.355
  • My greatest gift to communicate will not
  • 00:15:54.422 --> 00:15:55.857
  • To communicate will not transform water into wine.
  • 00:15:55.923 --> 00:15:57.925
  • Transform water into wine. but if i can somehow
  • 00:15:57.992 --> 00:15:59.193
  • But if i can somehow become a gateway.
  • 00:15:59.260 --> 00:16:00.595
  • Become a gateway. and if the team can somehow
  • 00:16:00.661 --> 00:16:02.196
  • And if the team can somehow and if you can somehow
  • 00:16:02.263 --> 00:16:03.431
  • And if you can somehow with your hunger
  • 00:16:03.498 --> 00:16:04.699
  • With your hunger become a gateway that
  • 00:16:04.766 --> 00:16:06.034
  • Become a gateway that we get people into the power
  • 00:16:06.100 --> 00:16:08.603
  • We get people into the power of his presence.
  • 00:16:08.669 --> 00:16:09.971
  • Of his presence. suddenly as it's being
  • 00:16:10.038 --> 00:16:11.272
  • Suddenly as it's being poured out,
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  • Poured out, suddenly god begins to turn
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  • Suddenly god begins to turn weakness into power
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  • Weakness into power and god begins to turn
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  • And god begins to turn worthlessness into something
  • 00:16:18.379 --> 00:16:21.082
  • Worthlessness into something extremely costly.
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  • Extremely costly. everybody say,
  • 00:16:26.821 --> 00:16:27.355
  • Everybody say, "the power of his presence."
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  • "the power of his presence." how long has it been since
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  • How long has it been since you've been in his presence?
  • 00:16:31.826 --> 00:16:33.861
  • You've been in his presence? not church, not another service,
  • 00:16:33.928 --> 00:16:36.030
  • Not church, not another service, not another alter call,
  • 00:16:36.097 --> 00:16:37.432
  • Not another alter call, not another "raise your hands,
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  • Not another "raise your hands, praise the lord, clap,
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  • Praise the lord, clap, happy clap, bye,
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  • Happy clap, bye, see you next week."
  • 00:16:41.736 --> 00:16:43.604
  • See you next week." when was the last time you
  • 00:16:43.671 --> 00:16:45.873
  • When was the last time you left church saying i'll never
  • 00:16:45.940 --> 00:16:48.576
  • Left church saying i'll never be the same again?
  • 00:16:48.643 --> 00:16:52.246
  • Be the same again? i'll never be the same again.
  • 00:16:52.313 --> 00:16:54.315
  • And as they poured it --
  • 00:17:00.555 --> 00:17:04.725
  • And as they poured it -- you can't evolve into what
  • 00:17:04.792 --> 00:17:05.993
  • You can't evolve into what god wants you to be,
  • 00:17:06.060 --> 00:17:07.361
  • God wants you to be, it only comes from being
  • 00:17:07.428 --> 00:17:08.663
  • It only comes from being in his presence.
  • 00:17:08.729 --> 00:17:13.701
  • In his presence. and as they poured it, jesus
  • 00:17:13.768 --> 00:17:17.171
  • And as they poured it, jesus said serve it to the governor.
  • 00:17:17.238 --> 00:17:20.174
  • Said serve it to the governor. the guy who has everything.
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  • The guy who has everything. and he had a preconceived idea
  • 00:17:22.376 --> 00:17:24.445
  • And he had a preconceived idea that what they were offering him
  • 00:17:24.512 --> 00:17:26.380
  • That what they were offering him was inferior because he said
  • 00:17:26.447 --> 00:17:28.116
  • Was inferior because he said i really don't want
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  • I really don't want to drink this trash.
  • 00:17:29.617 --> 00:17:30.718
  • To drink this trash. because what i've got,
  • 00:17:30.785 --> 00:17:32.120
  • Because what i've got, what i can afford
  • 00:17:32.186 --> 00:17:33.421
  • What i can afford and the life that i have
  • 00:17:33.488 --> 00:17:35.022
  • And the life that i have compared to what pitiful
  • 00:17:35.089 --> 00:17:36.457
  • Compared to what pitiful little, what's his name?
  • 00:17:36.524 --> 00:17:37.959
  • Little, what's his name? jesus?
  • 00:17:38.025 --> 00:17:38.893
  • Jesus? i never heard of him.
  • 00:17:38.960 --> 00:17:39.961
  • I never heard of him. but anyhow, whatever little
  • 00:17:40.027 --> 00:17:41.496
  • But anyhow, whatever little blessing he put on there.
  • 00:17:41.562 --> 00:17:42.964
  • Blessing he put on there. you're offering me that compared
  • 00:17:43.030 --> 00:17:44.665
  • You're offering me that compared to my power and my position?
  • 00:17:44.732 --> 00:17:46.334
  • To my power and my position? have you seen my house?
  • 00:17:46.400 --> 00:17:47.502
  • Have you seen my house? have you seen the car
  • 00:17:47.568 --> 00:17:48.603
  • Have you seen the car i rolled up in?
  • 00:17:48.669 --> 00:17:49.637
  • I rolled up in? do you know what kind of rims?
  • 00:17:49.704 --> 00:17:51.305
  • Do you know what kind of rims? do you know?
  • 00:17:51.372 --> 00:17:52.440
  • Do you know? do you know the boat?
  • 00:17:52.507 --> 00:17:53.908
  • Do you know the boat? do you know the lifestyle
  • 00:17:53.975 --> 00:17:55.376
  • Do you know the lifestyle i live, and you dare --
  • 00:17:55.443 --> 00:17:57.111
  • I live, and you dare -- i'm not used to this
  • 00:17:57.178 --> 00:17:57.879
  • I'm not used to this cheap trash stuff,
  • 00:17:57.945 --> 00:17:59.447
  • Cheap trash stuff, but i guess i'll give it a sip.
  • 00:17:59.514 --> 00:18:04.886
  • But i guess i'll give it a sip. and here's the big point.
  • 00:18:04.952 --> 00:18:11.092
  • And here's the big point. how do you explain
  • 00:18:11.159 --> 00:18:12.760
  • How do you explain water to wine?
  • 00:18:12.827 --> 00:18:13.995
  • Water to wine? you can't.
  • 00:18:14.061 --> 00:18:15.997
  • You can't. all you can do is taste it.
  • 00:18:16.063 --> 00:18:18.599
  • All you can do is taste it. how do i explain the baptism
  • 00:18:18.666 --> 00:18:20.868
  • How do i explain the baptism and the holy ghost?
  • 00:18:20.935 --> 00:18:24.172
  • And the holy ghost? how do i explain that god
  • 00:18:24.238 --> 00:18:25.840
  • How do i explain that god can heal through your hands?
  • 00:18:25.907 --> 00:18:27.608
  • Can heal through your hands? how do i explain the gifts
  • 00:18:27.675 --> 00:18:29.177
  • How do i explain the gifts of the spirit?
  • 00:18:29.243 --> 00:18:30.044
  • Of the spirit? how do i explain
  • 00:18:30.111 --> 00:18:31.145
  • How do i explain walking with jesus?
  • 00:18:31.212 --> 00:18:32.747
  • Walking with jesus? how do i do that?
  • 00:18:32.813 --> 00:18:33.681
  • How do i do that? the only thing --
  • 00:18:33.748 --> 00:18:34.482
  • The only thing -- you really can't explain it.
  • 00:18:34.549 --> 00:18:36.684
  • You really can't explain it. the only thing you can
  • 00:18:36.751 --> 00:18:37.518
  • The only thing you can do is try to get people
  • 00:18:37.585 --> 00:18:38.653
  • Do is try to get people in the power of his presence
  • 00:18:38.719 --> 00:18:40.254
  • In the power of his presence long enough that they
  • 00:18:40.321 --> 00:18:41.389
  • Long enough that they take a sip.
  • 00:18:41.455 --> 00:18:44.725
  • Take a sip. and he thought, y'all are just
  • 00:18:44.792 --> 00:18:46.327
  • And he thought, y'all are just lucky i'm at this party.
  • 00:18:46.394 --> 00:18:48.829
  • Lucky i'm at this party. and i really don't want this
  • 00:18:48.896 --> 00:18:49.797
  • And i really don't want this cheap stuff because i'm
  • 00:18:49.864 --> 00:18:51.065
  • Cheap stuff because i'm used to cabaret.
  • 00:18:51.132 --> 00:18:52.900
  • Used to cabaret. i don't even know now,
  • 00:18:52.967 --> 00:18:53.734
  • I don't even know now, we're really getting in
  • 00:18:53.801 --> 00:18:54.402
  • We're really getting in a mess here.
  • 00:18:54.468 --> 00:18:55.570
  • A mess here. but i don't drink.
  • 00:18:55.636 --> 00:18:57.271
  • But i don't drink. i never been a drinker.
  • 00:18:57.338 --> 00:18:58.739
  • I never been a drinker. and i don't intend to be.
  • 00:18:58.806 --> 00:19:00.942
  • And i don't intend to be. so i don't know what
  • 00:19:01.008 --> 00:19:01.709
  • So i don't know what i'm talking about.
  • 00:19:01.776 --> 00:19:02.543
  • I'm talking about. but i do know this story
  • 00:19:02.610 --> 00:19:03.778
  • But i do know this story happened like this.
  • 00:19:03.844 --> 00:19:05.279
  • Happened like this. because this guy said,
  • 00:19:05.346 --> 00:19:06.647
  • Because this guy said, i have a preconceived idea that
  • 00:19:06.714 --> 00:19:08.683
  • I have a preconceived idea that what you're offering me
  • 00:19:08.749 --> 00:19:09.784
  • What you're offering me is so inferior to what the party
  • 00:19:09.850 --> 00:19:13.988
  • Is so inferior to what the party i've been living with my stuff.
  • 00:19:14.055 --> 00:19:17.658
  • I've been living with my stuff. then he takes a sip.
  • 00:19:17.725 --> 00:19:22.730
  • Then he takes a sip. he says, i had life,
  • 00:19:22.797 --> 00:19:24.899
  • He says, i had life, but this is life
  • 00:19:24.966 --> 00:19:26.534
  • But this is life more abundantly.
  • 00:19:26.601 --> 00:19:28.469
  • More abundantly. i had joy, but this
  • 00:19:28.536 --> 00:19:30.004
  • I had joy, but this is sustainable joy.
  • 00:19:30.071 --> 00:19:32.006
  • Is sustainable joy. now, by that i don't mean
  • 00:19:32.073 --> 00:19:33.207
  • Now, by that i don't mean you have a perfect life.
  • 00:19:33.274 --> 00:19:34.609
  • You have a perfect life. i don't mean that somehow you're
  • 00:19:34.675 --> 00:19:36.377
  • I don't mean that somehow you're excluded from pain and sorrow
  • 00:19:36.444 --> 00:19:37.979
  • Excluded from pain and sorrow and trials and tough days
  • 00:19:38.045 --> 00:19:39.714
  • And trials and tough days and horrible things that
  • 00:19:39.780 --> 00:19:40.615
  • And horrible things that happen in your life.
  • 00:19:40.681 --> 00:19:41.582
  • Happen in your life. but i have a sustainable joy,
  • 00:19:41.649 --> 00:19:44.352
  • But i have a sustainable joy, that no matter what i go
  • 00:19:44.418 --> 00:19:46.087
  • That no matter what i go through, i will make it.
  • 00:19:46.153 --> 00:19:48.623
  • Through, i will make it. i will rejoice, i will come
  • 00:19:48.689 --> 00:19:51.592
  • I will rejoice, i will come out because all things work
  • 00:19:51.659 --> 00:19:53.928
  • Out because all things work together for my good.
  • 00:19:53.995 --> 00:19:59.834
  • Together for my good. i'm almost done.
  • 00:19:59.900 --> 00:20:02.470
  • I'm almost done. the governor said, my goodness.
  • 00:20:02.536 --> 00:20:05.873
  • The governor said, my goodness. he said, most people serve
  • 00:20:05.940 --> 00:20:06.907
  • He said, most people serve the best first
  • 00:20:06.974 --> 00:20:07.708
  • The best first and then the cheap stuff,
  • 00:20:07.775 --> 00:20:10.611
  • And then the cheap stuff, but you saved the best for last.
  • 00:20:10.678 --> 00:20:14.282
  • But you saved the best for last. then jesus turns
  • 00:20:14.348 --> 00:20:15.516
  • Then jesus turns and he says to his disciples,
  • 00:20:15.583 --> 00:20:19.086
  • And he says to his disciples, i want you to go to jerusalem.
  • 00:20:19.153 --> 00:20:22.023
  • I want you to go to jerusalem. i'm about to go to heaven.
  • 00:20:22.089 --> 00:20:23.691
  • I'm about to go to heaven. oh, no, lord, you're the best!
  • 00:20:23.758 --> 00:20:27.495
  • Oh, no, lord, you're the best! we can't make it without you.
  • 00:20:27.561 --> 00:20:30.665
  • We can't make it without you. you're our comforter.
  • 00:20:30.731 --> 00:20:32.700
  • You're our comforter. when we get in storms,
  • 00:20:32.767 --> 00:20:33.768
  • When we get in storms, you come walking on the water.
  • 00:20:33.834 --> 00:20:36.570
  • You come walking on the water. when we need provision,
  • 00:20:36.637 --> 00:20:37.571
  • When we need provision, you make fish pay our taxes.
  • 00:20:37.638 --> 00:20:41.208
  • You make fish pay our taxes. you're our comforter
  • 00:20:41.275 --> 00:20:42.310
  • You're our comforter in the storms of life,
  • 00:20:42.376 --> 00:20:43.477
  • In the storms of life, in the trials of life.
  • 00:20:43.544 --> 00:20:44.645
  • In the trials of life. you can't leave us.
  • 00:20:44.712 --> 00:20:45.713
  • You can't leave us. no!
  • 00:20:45.780 --> 00:20:46.447
  • No! he said it's all right.
  • 00:20:46.514 --> 00:20:49.950
  • He said it's all right. john 14:16,
  • 00:20:50.017 --> 00:20:51.819
  • John 14:16, i will send another comforter.
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  • I will send another comforter. oh, hallelujah.
  • 00:20:55.156 --> 00:20:58.859
  • Oh, hallelujah. i'll send another comforter.
  • 00:20:58.926 --> 00:21:02.263
  • I'll send another comforter. he'll hold you at the grave
  • 00:21:02.330 --> 00:21:04.065
  • He'll hold you at the grave site of a loved one.
  • 00:21:04.131 --> 00:21:05.866
  • Site of a loved one. he'll be there in the middle
  • 00:21:05.933 --> 00:21:07.435
  • He'll be there in the middle of the night when your mind
  • 00:21:07.501 --> 00:21:08.602
  • Of the night when your mind is racing and you don't know
  • 00:21:08.669 --> 00:21:09.937
  • Is racing and you don't know what to do.
  • 00:21:10.004 --> 00:21:10.838
  • What to do. and you don't have the answers
  • 00:21:10.905 --> 00:21:12.106
  • And you don't have the answers and you feel like the whole
  • 00:21:12.173 --> 00:21:13.040
  • And you feel like the whole world is on your shoulders.
  • 00:21:13.107 --> 00:21:14.442
  • World is on your shoulders. he'll come like a comforter;
  • 00:21:14.508 --> 00:21:16.310
  • He'll come like a comforter; he will attach himself to you.
  • 00:21:16.377 --> 00:21:21.148
  • He will attach himself to you. because i'm gonna go away
  • 00:21:21.215 --> 00:21:22.516
  • Because i'm gonna go away and you thought i was the best.
  • 00:21:22.583 --> 00:21:24.151
  • And you thought i was the best. but i'm sending you have a gift
  • 00:21:24.218 --> 00:21:25.886
  • But i'm sending you have a gift called the comforter,
  • 00:21:25.953 --> 00:21:27.388
  • Called the comforter, the holy spirit.
  • 00:21:27.455 --> 00:21:30.324
  • The holy spirit. so can you see those
  • 00:21:30.391 --> 00:21:31.092
  • So can you see those 120 disciples, you know,
  • 00:21:31.158 --> 00:21:33.894
  • 120 disciples, you know, mary, the mother of jesus
  • 00:21:33.961 --> 00:21:35.196
  • Mary, the mother of jesus was in there.
  • 00:21:35.262 --> 00:21:37.465
  • Was in there. peter, james and john
  • 00:21:37.531 --> 00:21:39.100
  • Peter, james and john were in there.
  • 00:21:39.166 --> 00:21:40.935
  • Were in there. they go up in the upper room.
  • 00:21:41.001 --> 00:21:43.437
  • They go up in the upper room. and he said stay there 50 days
  • 00:21:43.504 --> 00:21:45.940
  • And he said stay there 50 days til the day of pentecost.
  • 00:21:46.006 --> 00:21:49.043
  • Til the day of pentecost. and they're trying
  • 00:21:49.110 --> 00:21:49.610
  • And they're trying to have church,
  • 00:21:49.677 --> 00:21:50.578
  • To have church, they're trying to have a party,
  • 00:21:50.644 --> 00:21:53.681
  • They're trying to have a party, but they don't have no wine.
  • 00:21:53.748 --> 00:21:55.916
  • But they don't have no wine. that's why i'm glad
  • 00:21:55.983 --> 00:21:56.584
  • That's why i'm glad i'm in a spirit-filled church.
  • 00:21:56.650 --> 00:21:57.952
  • I'm in a spirit-filled church. i'm sorry,
  • 00:21:58.018 --> 00:21:58.452
  • I'm sorry, there is a difference.
  • 00:21:58.519 --> 00:22:00.588
  • There is a difference. i said that in --
  • 00:22:00.654 --> 00:22:01.389
  • I said that in -- and may we always keep it.
  • 00:22:01.455 --> 00:22:02.490
  • And may we always keep it. if it were left up
  • 00:22:02.556 --> 00:22:03.791
  • If it were left up to some of you,
  • 00:22:03.858 --> 00:22:04.592
  • To some of you, we'd become some old dead
  • 00:22:04.658 --> 00:22:06.260
  • We'd become some old dead religious pot with still
  • 00:22:06.327 --> 00:22:08.262
  • Religious pot with still water in it.
  • 00:22:08.329 --> 00:22:08.996
  • Water in it. but may it never happen
  • 00:22:09.063 --> 00:22:10.164
  • But may it never happen at free chapel.
  • 00:22:10.231 --> 00:22:11.499
  • At free chapel. may we never be ashamed
  • 00:22:11.565 --> 00:22:13.167
  • May we never be ashamed of the power in the anointing.
  • 00:22:13.234 --> 00:22:15.469
  • Of the power in the anointing. may we always rely on the power
  • 00:22:15.536 --> 00:22:17.638
  • May we always rely on the power of his presence,
  • 00:22:17.705 --> 00:22:18.873
  • Of his presence, more than our talent,
  • 00:22:18.939 --> 00:22:20.040
  • More than our talent, more than our gifts,
  • 00:22:20.107 --> 00:22:21.008
  • More than our gifts, more than our buildings,
  • 00:22:21.075 --> 00:22:22.176
  • More than our buildings, more than our wealth,
  • 00:22:22.243 --> 00:22:23.144
  • More than our wealth, more than anything we have,
  • 00:22:23.210 --> 00:22:24.745
  • More than anything we have, we can't transform anyone,
  • 00:22:24.812 --> 00:22:28.149
  • We can't transform anyone, only jesus.
  • 00:22:28.215 --> 00:22:29.183
  • ♪ ♪
  • 00:22:31.986 --> 00:22:35.723
  • >> i believe god
  • 00:22:36.724 --> 00:22:37.324
  • >> i believe god let you hear this message
  • 00:22:37.391 --> 00:22:38.526
  • Let you hear this message today to tell you,
  • 00:22:38.592 --> 00:22:40.294
  • Today to tell you, “all i need you to do
  • 00:22:40.361 --> 00:22:41.462
  • “all i need you to do is acknowledge me
  • 00:22:41.529 --> 00:22:42.897
  • Is acknowledge me in all of your ways.”
  • 00:22:42.963 --> 00:22:44.131
  • In all of your ways.” the bible said
  • 00:22:44.198 --> 00:22:44.899
  • The bible said if you confess with your mouth
  • 00:22:44.965 --> 00:22:46.967
  • If you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart
  • 00:22:47.034 --> 00:22:48.769
  • And believe in your heart that god raised jesus
  • 00:22:48.836 --> 00:22:50.371
  • That god raised jesus from the dead
  • 00:22:50.438 --> 00:22:51.505
  • From the dead you can and shall be saved.
  • 00:22:51.572 --> 00:22:55.142
  • You can and shall be saved. if you'll pray
  • 00:22:55.209 --> 00:22:55.810
  • If you'll pray this prayer in faith
  • 00:22:55.876 --> 00:22:58.646
  • This prayer in faith and receive christ today.
  • 00:22:58.712 --> 00:23:00.281
  • And receive christ today. pray this prayer, say,
  • 00:23:00.347 --> 00:23:01.348
  • Pray this prayer, say, “jesus, you are the savior,
  • 00:23:01.415 --> 00:23:04.752
  • “jesus, you are the savior, i put all my faith in you,
  • 00:23:04.819 --> 00:23:07.254
  • I put all my faith in you, i know when you hung on
  • 00:23:07.321 --> 00:23:08.289
  • I know when you hung on the cross
  • 00:23:08.355 --> 00:23:09.356
  • The cross you were there for me.”
  • 00:23:09.423 --> 00:23:10.858
  • You were there for me.” say those words,
  • 00:23:10.925 --> 00:23:12.493
  • Say those words, “and today i surrender,
  • 00:23:12.560 --> 00:23:15.262
  • “and today i surrender, today wash me, forgive me,
  • 00:23:15.329 --> 00:23:17.431
  • Today wash me, forgive me, cleanse me.”
  • 00:23:17.498 --> 00:23:19.500
  • Cleanse me.” in jesus name i am free.
  • 00:23:19.567 --> 00:23:25.139
  • In jesus name i am free. i am forgiven.
  • 00:23:25.206 --> 00:23:27.541
  • I am forgiven. i am loved by god
  • 00:23:27.608 --> 00:23:29.944
  • I am loved by god in jesus name.
  • 00:23:30.010 --> 00:23:31.912
  • In jesus name. amen.
  • 00:23:31.979 --> 00:23:33.380
  • Amen. i believe you're feeling
  • 00:23:33.447 --> 00:23:34.448
  • I believe you're feeling the power of that
  • 00:23:34.515 --> 00:23:35.483
  • The power of that short prayer right now.
  • 00:23:35.549 --> 00:23:37.451
  • Short prayer right now. i believe all of heaven
  • 00:23:37.518 --> 00:23:38.786
  • I believe all of heaven is rejoicing
  • 00:23:38.853 --> 00:23:40.054
  • Is rejoicing according to luke 15,
  • 00:23:40.120 --> 00:23:42.089
  • According to luke 15, angels are shouting ‘cause
  • 00:23:42.156 --> 00:23:43.858
  • 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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  • >> a mentor will bring
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  • >> a mentor will bring three major things
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  • Three major things into your life
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  • Into your life if you really connect,
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  • If you really connect, and i love the way
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  • And i love the way that you pursued me just --
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  • That you pursued me just -- timothy pursued paul.
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  • Timothy pursued paul. >> elisha pursued elijah.
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  • >> elisha pursued elijah. i mean, desire
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  • I mean, desire is the mentor magnet, right?
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  • Is the mentor magnet, right? >> that's it,
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  • >> that's it, i mean, you hit it
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  • I mean, you hit it right on the head.
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  • Right on the head. elisha --
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  • Elisha -- >> if you don't answer,
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  • >> if you don't answer, i don't get worked up or mad.
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  • I don't get worked up or mad. you know, you have
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  • You know, you have to have a lot of courage
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  • To have a lot of courage to pursue someone
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  • To pursue someone because rejection is real,
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  • 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,
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  • And you're like, "why would they wanna
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  • "why would they wanna give me their time?
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  • Give me their time? why would they wanna do that?"
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  • Why would they wanna 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 wanna be
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  • To make me wanna 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 wherever
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  • You get your podcasts.
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  • >> hello, i'm jentezen franklin
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  • >> hello, i'm jentezen franklin and i wanted to personally
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  • And i wanted to personally thank you for watching
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  • Thank you for watching kingdom connection on tbn.
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  • Kingdom connection on tbn. everyday you can
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  • Everyday you can get a fresh word from god
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  • Get a fresh word from god right here on your tbn network.
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  • Right here on your tbn network. thank you and god bless you.
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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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  • ♪ ♪
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