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Altars Wells and Encounters

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May 26, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - I wanna to talk to you
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  • - I wanna to talk to youfor a few moments today
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  • for a few moments todayon “Altars, Wells,
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  • on “Altars, Wells,and Encounters.”
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  • and Encounters.”Altars, wells,
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  • Altars, wells,and encounters.
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  • and encounters.There are three generations
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  • There are three generationsthat are talked about
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  • that are talked aboutover and over in the Bible:
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  • over and over in the Bible:the God of Abraham,
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  • the God of Abraham,the God of Isaac,
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  • the God of Isaac,the God of Jacob.
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  • the God of Jacob.Three generations.
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  • Three generations.The first generation,
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  • The first generation,Abraham got everything
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  • Abraham got everythingthat he received from God.
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  • that he received from God.He started out with nothing.
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  • He started out with nothing.He became mightily blessed
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  • He became mightily blessedin amazing ways.
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  • in amazing ways.But he got everything
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  • But he got everythingthat he received
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  • that he receivedfrom God by prayer.
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  • from God by prayer.By an altar.
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  • By an altar.Isaac, the next generation,
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  • Isaac, the next generation,received everything
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  • received everythingthat he received
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  • that he receivedfrom God by inheritance.
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  • from God by inheritance.It was given to him
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  • It was given to himby his father.
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  • by his father.But he had to learn
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  • But he had to learnto re-dig the wells
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  • to re-dig the wellsthat his father dug.
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  • that his father dug.And then finally,
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  • And then finally,the third generation, Jacob.
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  • the third generation, Jacob.The generation of Jacob
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  • The generation of Jacobreceived everything
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  • received everythingthat he got in a different way.
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  • that he got in a different way.He tried to take shortcuts.
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  • He tried to take shortcuts.His name means schemer,
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  • His name means schemer,and he was using
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  • and he was usinghis own intellect.
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  • his own intellect.He thought that he knew more
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  • He thought that he knew morethrough his intellect.
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  • through his intellect.He could get to where
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  • He could get to wherehe was supposed
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  • he was supposedto be by his mind,
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  • to be by his mind,not by building an altar
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  • not by building an altaror digging a well.
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  • or digging a well.The first generation,
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  • The first generation,represented by Abraham,
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  • represented by Abraham,was a generation of prayer.
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  • was a generation of prayer.The great outpouring
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  • The great outpouringin the Book of Acts
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  • in the Book of Actswas not born
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  • was not bornin a planning committee.
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  • in a planning committee.The great outpouring
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  • The great outpouringof Acts 2
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  • of Acts 2was born out of a prayer meeting
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  • was born out of a prayer meetingwhere for 50 days,
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  • where for 50 days,men and women gathered
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  • men and women gatheredin the Upper Room.
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  • in the Upper Room.They did not plan,
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  • They did not plan,and scheme, and come up
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  • and scheme, and come upwith visions and marketing.
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  • with visions and marketing.They got in a room,
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  • They got in a room,and they prayed,
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  • and they prayed,and they sought God
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  • and they sought Godin a prayer meeting
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  • in a prayer meetingfor 50 days.
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  • for 50 days.And they waited on the Lord.
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  • And they waited on the Lord.They prayed until
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  • They prayed untilthe heavens were moved.
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  • the heavens were moved.They prayed until the rain
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  • They prayed until the rainbegan to pour
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  • began to pourin that Upper Room.
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  • in that Upper Room.And it would move across
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  • And it would move acrossthe earth.
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  • the earth.Abraham built seven altars
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  • Abraham built seven altarsin his lifetime.
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  • in his lifetime.It would not have been hard
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  • It would not have been hardto follow Abraham
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  • to follow Abrahambecause everywhere
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  • because everywherethat he stayed
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  • that he stayedany amount of time,
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  • any amount of time,he built an altar in that place.
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  • he built an altar in that place.And then he would move on,
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  • And then he would move on,and live in another area,
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  • and live in another area,and build an altar.
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  • and build an altar.And in his life,
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  • And in his life,he left seven altars.
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  • he left seven altars.Those altars, to me,
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  • Those altars, to me,speak of four things.
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  • speak of four things.An altar speaks
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  • An altar speaksof four things.
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  • of four things.First of all,
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  • First of all,an altar speaks of sacrifice.
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  • an altar speaks of sacrifice.It was on one of those
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  • It was on one of thosealtars that Abraham laid
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  • altars that Abraham laidhis son Isaac,
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  • his son Isaac,and raised the knife,
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  • and raised the knife,and was willing
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  • and was willingto sacrifice his boy
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  • to sacrifice his boyin obedience to what God
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  • in obedience to what Godwas calling him to do.
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  • was calling him to do.God stopped him from doing it,
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  • God stopped him from doing it,but he had to reach the point
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  • but he had to reach the pointof ultimate sacrifice.
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  • of ultimate sacrifice.That sacrifice
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  • That sacrificewas so real in the history
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  • was so real in the historyof the early church.
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  • of the early church.And I'm saying to you
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  • And I'm saying to youthat at some point,
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  • that at some point,your relationship with God
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  • your relationship with Godhas to go beyond what God
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  • has to go beyond what Godcan do for you.
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  • can do for you.And you develop an altar,
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  • And you develop an altar,and the altar speaks
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  • and the altar speaksof sacrifice.
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  • of sacrifice.Secondly, an altar
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  • Secondly, an altarspeaks of cleansing.
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  • speaks of cleansing.Abraham came to the altar
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  • Abraham came to the altarto make sure everything
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  • to make sure everythingwas clean between him and God.
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  • was clean between him and God.He understood that through
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  • He understood that throughthe shedding of the blood
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  • the shedding of the bloodof an animal,
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  • of an animal,his sins under the old covenant
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  • his sins under the old covenantcould be rolled over,
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  • could be rolled over,and they could be removed
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  • and they could be removedfrom his life temporarily.
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  • from his life temporarily.I heard a story about
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  • I heard a story abouta man who wanted to --
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  • a man who wanted to --He was feeling job insecurity,
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  • He was feeling job insecurity,and he wanted to check up
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  • and he wanted to check upon his condition of his job
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  • on his condition of his joband whether or not
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  • and whether or nothe was gonna be fired.
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  • he was gonna be fired.He felt insecure.
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  • He felt insecure.He felt like his boss
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  • He felt like his bosswas gonna replace him
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  • was gonna replace himfor whatever reason.
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  • for whatever reason.So one day he called in,
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  • So one day he called in,disguised his voice,
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  • disguised his voice,and asked for the boss.
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  • and asked for the boss.The boss came on the line.
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  • The boss came on the line.And he said
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  • And he saidin a disguised voice,
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  • in a disguised voice,I'm looking for a job.
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  • I'm looking for a job.And the boss said,
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  • And the boss said,what kind of job?
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  • what kind of job?And he began to describe
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  • And he began to describeevery detail of the things
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  • every detail of the thingsthat he said he was skilled in,
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  • that he said he was skilled in,and it fit perfectly
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  • and it fit perfectlythe job he was presently holding
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  • the job he was presently holdingand doing for that boss.
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  • and doing for that boss.And then he ended by saying -
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  • And then he ended by saying -his little resume
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  • his little resumethat he gave -
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  • that he gave -he ended by saying,
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  • he ended by saying,I heard that you weren't happy
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  • I heard that you weren't happywith the man you've got
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  • with the man you've gotin that position over there,
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  • in that position over there,and I'd love to fill it.
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  • and I'd love to fill it.And the man said, oh, no.
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  • And the man said, oh, no.That's not true.
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  • That's not true.I have a good man there,
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  • I have a good man there,and I wanna keep him.
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  • and I wanna keep him.And then he was so excited,
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  • And then he was so excited,he lost his fake voice.
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  • he lost his fake voice.And he said, it's me, boss.
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  • And he said, it's me, boss.And I was just wanting to call
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  • And I was just wanting to calland check up to see
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  • and check up to seehow I was really doing.
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  • how I was really doing.That is what prayer is.
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  • That is what prayer is.Prayer is calling up Heaven,
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  • Prayer is calling up Heaven,and it's saying God,
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  • and it's saying God,I don't want anything
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  • I don't want anythingin the relationship,
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  • in the relationship,I want you to cleanse me.
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  • I want you to cleanse me.Prayer is cleansing.
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  • Prayer is cleansing.Prayer speaks
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  • Prayer speaksof being cleansed.
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  • of being cleansed.Of removing anything
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  • Of removing anythingand everything
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  • and everythingfrom the power of God
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  • from the power of Godoperating in your life.
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  • operating in your life.An altar speaks of unity.
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  • An altar speaks of unity.Did you know
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  • Did you knowthat once upon a time,
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  • that once upon a time,there were no denominations?
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  • there were no denominations?There were no labels.
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  • There were no labels.There were no, you know,
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  • There were no, you know,moves of God,
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  • moves of God,and camps over here,
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  • and camps over here,and this camp,
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  • and this camp,and that church,
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  • and that church,and this church.
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  • and this church.But there was -
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  • But there was -we were, according
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  • we were, accordingto the scripture,
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  • to the scripture,baptized by one spirit
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  • baptized by one spiritinto one body.
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  • into one body.Men united from different
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  • Men united from differentpersuasions in America
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  • persuasions in Americaaround the 1900s.
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  • around the 1900s.At the beginning
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  • At the beginningof the 1900s,
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  • of the 1900s,they united in revival
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  • they united in revivalin an altar,
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  • in an altar,and they prayed
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  • and they prayedfrom different persuasions
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  • from different persuasionsthat God would send revival.
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  • that God would send revival.And then lastly,
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  • And then lastly,an altar speaks
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  • an altar speaksof the place of prayer.
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  • of the place of prayer.When men take time
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  • When men take timeto seek the face of God,
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  • to seek the face of God,they take time and discipline
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  • they take time and disciplineto seek the counsel of God,
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  • to seek the counsel of God,the will of God,
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  • the will of God,the way of God,
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  • the way of God,it's critical.
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  • it's critical.That early generation,
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  • That early generation,and many of you are
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  • and many of you arethe byproduct like me of those
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  • the byproduct like me of thosewho've gone before us
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  • who've gone before uswho they built an altar.
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  • who they built an altar.And they understood
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  • And they understoodthe power of prayer.
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  • the power of prayer.Abraham built an altar.
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  • Abraham built an altar.And then along came Isaac.
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  • And then along came Isaac.And everything
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  • And everythingthat Isaac received,
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  • that Isaac received,the Bible said in Genesis 25,
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  • the Bible said in Genesis 25,"And Abraham gave all
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  • "And Abraham gave allthat he had unto Isaac."
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  • that he had unto Isaac."Notice that.
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  • Notice that.It was by inheritance.
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  • It was by inheritance.The problem
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  • The problemwith inheritance
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  • with inheritancesometimes is this.
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  • sometimes is this.The person who receives
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  • The person who receivesdoesn't fully appreciate
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  • doesn't fully appreciatethe sacrifice,
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  • the sacrifice,the calloused hands,
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  • the calloused hands,the tremendous price,
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  • the tremendous price,the sacrifice,
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  • the sacrifice,the doing without
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  • the doing withoutthat the previous generation
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  • that the previous generationhas gone through to get you
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  • has gone through to get youwhere you are today.
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  • where you are today.And Isaac just received.
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  • And Isaac just received.The Bible said Abraham,
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  • The Bible said Abraham,his father,
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  • his father,gave him everything
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  • gave him everythingthat he had.
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  • that he had.He just handed it to him.
  • 00:07:52.407 --> 00:07:54.376
  • He just handed it to him.And he didn't really
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  • And he didn't reallyunderstand personally
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  • understand personallyhow that dream had become
  • 00:07:59.180 --> 00:08:01.216
  • how that dream had becomea tangible reality
  • 00:08:01.216 --> 00:08:02.751
  • a tangible realitythat he was standing in.
  • 00:08:02.751 --> 00:08:04.519
  • that he was standing in.He took it for granted.
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  • He took it for granted.Isaac had a lot going for him.
  • 00:08:07.389 --> 00:08:09.824
  • Isaac had a lot going for him.He had a great father.
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  • He had a great father.He had a religious upbringing.
  • 00:08:13.128 --> 00:08:14.763
  • He had a religious upbringing.In spite of it all,
  • 00:08:14.763 --> 00:08:15.530
  • In spite of it all,in spite of all
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  • in spite of allthat he would inherit,
  • 00:08:16.698 --> 00:08:18.800
  • that he would inherit,listen to me carefully.
  • 00:08:18.800 --> 00:08:21.636
  • listen to me carefully.He had to meet God
  • 00:08:21.636 --> 00:08:23.672
  • He had to meet Godfor himself.
  • 00:08:23.672 --> 00:08:24.506
  • for himself.There came a time
  • 00:08:24.506 --> 00:08:27.442
  • There came a timewhen it was not enough
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  • when it was not enoughto hear about Mother's touch,
  • 00:08:29.411 --> 00:08:31.413
  • to hear about Mother's touch,and Daddy's experience,
  • 00:08:31.413 --> 00:08:32.547
  • and Daddy's experience,or even the fact
  • 00:08:32.547 --> 00:08:34.049
  • or even the factthat I was brought up
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  • that I was brought upin a Christian home.
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  • in a Christian home.All of that is good.
  • 00:08:37.986 --> 00:08:39.921
  • All of that is good.All of that is fine.
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  • All of that is fine.But you hear me.
  • 00:08:41.623 --> 00:08:42.891
  • But you hear me.The Lamb's Book of Life
  • 00:08:42.891 --> 00:08:46.328
  • The Lamb's Book of Lifeis listed in individual names,
  • 00:08:46.328 --> 00:08:47.996
  • is listed in individual names,not family names.
  • 00:08:47.996 --> 00:08:49.531
  • not family names.There's no family names
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  • There's no family namesin the Lamb's Book of Life.
  • 00:08:51.600 --> 00:08:52.834
  • in the Lamb's Book of Life.It doesn't say Franklin.
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  • It doesn't say Franklin.It says Jentezen Franklin.
  • 00:08:54.869 --> 00:08:56.037
  • It says Jentezen Franklin.Cherise Franklin.
  • 00:08:56.037 --> 00:08:57.005
  • Cherise Franklin.And if my children
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  • And if my childrendon't encounter the same God
  • 00:08:58.907 --> 00:08:59.941
  • don't encounter the same Godwe encountered,
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  • we encountered,their names will not go
  • 00:09:01.643 --> 00:09:02.577
  • their names will not goin that book.
  • 00:09:02.577 --> 00:09:04.412
  • in that book.It's an individual thing.
  • 00:09:04.412 --> 00:09:05.513
  • It's an individual thing.And just because
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  • And just becauseyou've been raised in it,
  • 00:09:06.581 --> 00:09:07.382
  • you've been raised in it,and just because
  • 00:09:07.382 --> 00:09:09.351
  • and just becauseyou've been around greatness,
  • 00:09:09.351 --> 00:09:10.352
  • you've been around greatness,and just because
  • 00:09:10.352 --> 00:09:11.353
  • and just becauseyou have a grandmother
  • 00:09:11.353 --> 00:09:12.387
  • you have a grandmotherwhose godly,
  • 00:09:12.387 --> 00:09:13.788
  • whose godly,it does not mean
  • 00:09:13.788 --> 00:09:15.890
  • it does not meanyou have encountered
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  • you have encounteredGod for yourself.
  • 00:09:19.060 --> 00:09:19.427
  • Isaac learned
  • 00:09:25.033 --> 00:09:26.067
  • Isaac learnedthat he had to re-dig
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  • that he had to re-digthe wells of ancient revival.
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  • the wells of ancient revival.That his father
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  • That his fatherhad left him a well,
  • 00:09:31.272 --> 00:09:32.340
  • had left him a well,but the Philistines
  • 00:09:32.340 --> 00:09:34.075
  • but the Philistineshad plugged it up.
  • 00:09:34.075 --> 00:09:35.076
  • had plugged it up.And I like the fact --
  • 00:09:35.076 --> 00:09:36.077
  • And I like the fact --I was reading it again
  • 00:09:36.077 --> 00:09:38.213
  • I was reading it againthis week as I was traveling.
  • 00:09:38.213 --> 00:09:39.280
  • this week as I was traveling.And the Bible said
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  • And the Bible saidthat he actually, Isaac,
  • 00:09:40.949 --> 00:09:44.753
  • that he actually, Isaac,actually dug two new wells
  • 00:09:44.753 --> 00:09:45.553
  • actually dug two new wellsbefore he re-dug
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  • before he re-dughis dad's old well.
  • 00:09:47.789 --> 00:09:48.289
  • his dad's old well.In other words,
  • 00:09:48.289 --> 00:09:49.691
  • In other words,he thought, "Well,
  • 00:09:49.691 --> 00:09:50.725
  • he thought, "Well,that old-fashioned stuff.
  • 00:09:50.725 --> 00:09:52.494
  • that old-fashioned stuff.I don't need that.
  • 00:09:52.494 --> 00:09:53.828
  • I don't need that.Oh, they're silly.
  • 00:09:53.828 --> 00:09:54.829
  • Oh, they're silly.I don't need church.
  • 00:09:54.829 --> 00:09:55.997
  • I don't need church.I don't have to go to...
  • 00:09:55.997 --> 00:09:57.265
  • I don't have to go to...I can worship at home.
  • 00:09:57.265 --> 00:09:58.266
  • I can worship at home.I don't need this.
  • 00:09:58.266 --> 00:09:59.567
  • I don't need this.I don't need that.
  • 00:09:59.567 --> 00:10:00.635
  • I don't need that.I don't believe in tithing.
  • 00:10:00.635 --> 00:10:01.803
  • I don't believe in tithing.I don't...
  • 00:10:01.803 --> 00:10:03.171
  • I don't...oh, I just don't...
  • 00:10:03.171 --> 00:10:05.073
  • oh, I just don't...Mom and Dad, that was for you,
  • 00:10:05.073 --> 00:10:06.174
  • Mom and Dad, that was for you,but I'm digging me
  • 00:10:06.174 --> 00:10:07.742
  • but I'm digging mesome new wells."
  • 00:10:07.742 --> 00:10:08.610
  • some new wells."But the Bible said
  • 00:10:08.610 --> 00:10:11.813
  • But the Bible saidthose two new wells dried up.
  • 00:10:11.813 --> 00:10:13.214
  • those two new wells dried up.And I wanna preach
  • 00:10:13.214 --> 00:10:14.049
  • And I wanna preachjust a minute
  • 00:10:14.049 --> 00:10:15.684
  • just a minuteto the young people here.
  • 00:10:15.684 --> 00:10:17.419
  • to the young people here.You go off to university,
  • 00:10:17.419 --> 00:10:18.286
  • You go off to university,and you let ‘em tell you
  • 00:10:18.286 --> 00:10:19.688
  • and you let ‘em tell youwhat a joke this book is,
  • 00:10:19.688 --> 00:10:20.555
  • what a joke this book is,and you let ‘em laugh
  • 00:10:20.555 --> 00:10:22.524
  • and you let ‘em laughat your old-fashioned Bible
  • 00:10:22.524 --> 00:10:23.491
  • at your old-fashioned Bibleclinging and calling
  • 00:10:23.491 --> 00:10:25.026
  • clinging and callingon the name of Jesus.
  • 00:10:25.026 --> 00:10:27.429
  • on the name of Jesus.But any new well you dig,
  • 00:10:27.429 --> 00:10:28.163
  • But any new well you dig,it's a matter of time
  • 00:10:28.163 --> 00:10:29.431
  • it's a matter of timebefore it dries up.
  • 00:10:29.431 --> 00:10:30.899
  • before it dries up.But we've left you one.
  • 00:10:30.899 --> 00:10:31.933
  • But we've left you one.That if you'll re-dig it,
  • 00:10:31.933 --> 00:10:33.535
  • That if you'll re-dig it,there's living water there.
  • 00:10:33.535 --> 00:10:34.969
  • there's living water there.We've left you one.
  • 00:10:34.969 --> 00:10:36.504
  • We've left you one.That I don't care
  • 00:10:36.504 --> 00:10:37.839
  • That I don't carehow many people make fun of it.
  • 00:10:37.839 --> 00:10:39.774
  • how many people make fun of it.When you get in the crisis,
  • 00:10:39.774 --> 00:10:40.642
  • When you get in the crisis,when it's your baby
  • 00:10:40.642 --> 00:10:41.976
  • when it's your babythat needs a miracle,
  • 00:10:41.976 --> 00:10:43.111
  • that needs a miracle,or it's your family
  • 00:10:43.111 --> 00:10:44.379
  • or it's your familythat's in a crisis,
  • 00:10:44.379 --> 00:10:45.914
  • that's in a crisis,the only thing
  • 00:10:45.914 --> 00:10:47.716
  • the only thingthat's going to stand
  • 00:10:47.716 --> 00:10:50.785
  • that's going to standis the Word of...
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  • I know what the professor said,
  • 00:10:57.192 --> 00:10:58.760
  • I know what the professor said,but he's miserable.
  • 00:10:58.760 --> 00:11:00.495
  • but he's miserable.I know what Smarty Pants said,
  • 00:11:00.495 --> 00:11:02.063
  • I know what Smarty Pants said,but they can't hold
  • 00:11:02.063 --> 00:11:03.364
  • but they can't holda marriage together.
  • 00:11:03.364 --> 00:11:05.133
  • a marriage together.Their lives are a mess.
  • 00:11:05.133 --> 00:11:06.935
  • Their lives are a mess.They're all jacked up,
  • 00:11:06.935 --> 00:11:08.903
  • They're all jacked up,drunk and high all the time.
  • 00:11:08.903 --> 00:11:10.939
  • drunk and high all the time.There's an old well
  • 00:11:10.939 --> 00:11:12.941
  • There's an old wellwhere there's living water,
  • 00:11:12.941 --> 00:11:14.008
  • where there's living water,and it makes you
  • 00:11:14.008 --> 00:11:16.111
  • and it makes youfeel alive again.
  • 00:11:16.111 --> 00:11:16.911
  • feel alive again.Hallelujah.
  • 00:11:16.911 --> 00:11:18.580
  • Hallelujah.Somebody give God praise
  • 00:11:18.580 --> 00:11:19.581
  • Somebody give God praiseif you believe it.
  • 00:11:19.581 --> 00:11:20.849
  • if you believe it.
  • 00:11:20.849 --> 00:11:22.350
  • Glory.
  • 00:11:22.350 --> 00:11:22.851
  • Glory.We need
  • 00:11:22.851 --> 00:11:25.687
  • We needan Isaac generation.
  • 00:11:25.687 --> 00:11:28.089
  • an Isaac generation.Ours is a rich
  • 00:11:28.089 --> 00:11:32.260
  • Ours is a richspiritual heritage.
  • 00:11:32.260 --> 00:11:33.128
  • spiritual heritage.Men and women
  • 00:11:33.128 --> 00:11:37.699
  • Men and womenof bygone days dug wells.
  • 00:11:37.699 --> 00:11:40.368
  • of bygone days dug wells.Spiritual wells
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  • Spiritual wellsat deep cost.
  • 00:11:45.306 --> 00:11:51.913
  • at deep cost.Lastly, Abraham built altars.
  • 00:11:51.913 --> 00:11:53.014
  • Lastly, Abraham built altars.Isaac came along,
  • 00:11:53.014 --> 00:11:54.215
  • Isaac came along,and encountered God,
  • 00:11:54.215 --> 00:11:56.451
  • and encountered God,and re-dug wells.
  • 00:11:56.451 --> 00:11:58.787
  • and re-dug wells.But Jacob,
  • 00:11:58.787 --> 00:12:01.589
  • But Jacob,the third generation,
  • 00:12:01.589 --> 00:12:04.425
  • the third generation,his name means deceiver.
  • 00:12:04.425 --> 00:12:05.827
  • his name means deceiver.He took shortcuts
  • 00:12:05.827 --> 00:12:07.896
  • He took shortcutsto every blessing.
  • 00:12:07.896 --> 00:12:08.263
  • to every blessing.Do you remember
  • 00:12:08.263 --> 00:12:10.431
  • Do you rememberwhat he did to his brother?
  • 00:12:10.431 --> 00:12:11.800
  • what he did to his brother?His brother was hunting.
  • 00:12:11.800 --> 00:12:13.001
  • His brother was hunting.He was the oldest.
  • 00:12:13.001 --> 00:12:14.202
  • He was the oldest.Therefore the firstborn.
  • 00:12:14.202 --> 00:12:15.570
  • Therefore the firstborn.Therefore would receive
  • 00:12:15.570 --> 00:12:16.671
  • Therefore would receivethe blessing of Abraham
  • 00:12:16.671 --> 00:12:17.739
  • the blessing of Abrahamand Isaac.
  • 00:12:17.739 --> 00:12:18.573
  • and Isaac.And now it would come
  • 00:12:18.573 --> 00:12:20.108
  • And now it would comeon Esau.
  • 00:12:20.108 --> 00:12:20.642
  • on Esau.But he came home
  • 00:12:20.642 --> 00:12:21.776
  • But he came homefrom a hunting trip,
  • 00:12:21.776 --> 00:12:24.913
  • from a hunting trip,exhausted and starving.
  • 00:12:24.913 --> 00:12:29.651
  • exhausted and starving.And he smelled the aroma
  • 00:12:29.651 --> 00:12:31.553
  • And he smelled the aromaof the meal
  • 00:12:31.553 --> 00:12:32.821
  • of the mealthat his brother Jacob
  • 00:12:32.821 --> 00:12:34.289
  • that his brother Jacobhad fixed.
  • 00:12:34.289 --> 00:12:36.758
  • had fixed.The tantalizing aroma
  • 00:12:36.758 --> 00:12:38.860
  • The tantalizing aromaof that bean soup.
  • 00:12:38.860 --> 00:12:39.928
  • of that bean soup.He was starving.
  • 00:12:39.928 --> 00:12:41.029
  • He was starving.And he said, give me some.
  • 00:12:41.029 --> 00:12:42.330
  • And he said, give me some.And if that'd been me,
  • 00:12:42.330 --> 00:12:43.264
  • And if that'd been me,and that was my brother,
  • 00:12:43.264 --> 00:12:46.901
  • and that was my brother,I'd a given him some soup.
  • 00:12:46.901 --> 00:12:47.302
  • I'd a given him some soup.That's just
  • 00:12:47.302 --> 00:12:48.803
  • That's justthe kinda guy I am.
  • 00:12:48.803 --> 00:12:50.672
  • the kinda guy I am.But not --
  • 00:12:50.672 --> 00:12:51.039
  • But not --but not --
  • 00:12:51.039 --> 00:12:52.207
  • but not --Listen to this.
  • 00:12:52.207 --> 00:12:54.108
  • Listen to this.Not Jacob.
  • 00:12:54.108 --> 00:12:54.642
  • Not Jacob.Jacob said,
  • 00:12:54.642 --> 00:12:55.577
  • Jacob said,I want the blessing,
  • 00:12:55.577 --> 00:12:56.244
  • I want the blessing,but I don't wanna
  • 00:12:56.244 --> 00:12:57.011
  • but I don't wannaget it the way
  • 00:12:57.011 --> 00:12:58.780
  • get it the waythat others have got it.
  • 00:12:58.780 --> 00:13:00.081
  • that others have got it.I want the shortcut.
  • 00:13:00.081 --> 00:13:01.349
  • I want the shortcut.I've intellectually figured
  • 00:13:01.349 --> 00:13:03.918
  • I've intellectually figuredthis thing out.
  • 00:13:03.918 --> 00:13:05.987
  • this thing out.Scheming.
  • 00:13:05.987 --> 00:13:07.488
  • Scheming.You give me
  • 00:13:07.488 --> 00:13:08.890
  • You give methe birthright,
  • 00:13:08.890 --> 00:13:12.560
  • the birthright,I'll give you the beans.
  • 00:13:12.560 --> 00:13:13.761
  • I'll give you the beans.And in a moment of weakness,
  • 00:13:13.761 --> 00:13:17.232
  • And in a moment of weakness,Esau gave him the birthright.
  • 00:13:17.232 --> 00:13:17.799
  • Esau gave him the birthright.He didn't just want
  • 00:13:17.799 --> 00:13:19.033
  • He didn't just wantthe birthright.
  • 00:13:19.033 --> 00:13:20.034
  • the birthright.He didn't just deceive
  • 00:13:20.034 --> 00:13:21.536
  • He didn't just deceiveand treat his brother wrong.
  • 00:13:21.536 --> 00:13:22.237
  • and treat his brother wrong.Then he turned around.
  • 00:13:22.237 --> 00:13:24.072
  • Then he turned around.And his father, Isaac,
  • 00:13:24.072 --> 00:13:25.440
  • And his father, Isaac,who was on his death bed,
  • 00:13:25.440 --> 00:13:27.976
  • who was on his death bed,had lost his vision.
  • 00:13:27.976 --> 00:13:28.643
  • had lost his vision.And the Bible said
  • 00:13:28.643 --> 00:13:29.577
  • And the Bible saidwhile he was eating
  • 00:13:29.577 --> 00:13:31.179
  • while he was eatingthe meal and distracted,
  • 00:13:31.179 --> 00:13:34.282
  • the meal and distracted,he went in and took goat's hair
  • 00:13:34.282 --> 00:13:35.617
  • he went in and took goat's hairand put it on his arms.
  • 00:13:35.617 --> 00:13:36.417
  • and put it on his arms.Because his brother
  • 00:13:36.417 --> 00:13:38.553
  • Because his brotherwas hairy.
  • 00:13:38.553 --> 00:13:39.854
  • was hairy.And he went in,
  • 00:13:39.854 --> 00:13:41.756
  • And he went in,and he disguised his voice,
  • 00:13:41.756 --> 00:13:42.390
  • and he disguised his voice,and he said,
  • 00:13:42.390 --> 00:13:44.525
  • and he said,"Father, Father.
  • 00:13:44.525 --> 00:13:45.860
  • "Father, Father.Bless me, Father.
  • 00:13:45.860 --> 00:13:46.828
  • Bless me, Father.I have the birthright
  • 00:13:46.828 --> 00:13:48.096
  • I have the birthrightin my hand.
  • 00:13:48.096 --> 00:13:49.430
  • in my hand.Bless me.
  • 00:13:49.430 --> 00:13:50.498
  • Bless me.It's your son, Esau."
  • 00:13:50.498 --> 00:13:51.266
  • It's your son, Esau."And his dad said
  • 00:13:51.266 --> 00:13:52.901
  • And his dad saidsomething interesting.
  • 00:13:52.901 --> 00:13:54.369
  • something interesting.His dad said,
  • 00:13:54.369 --> 00:13:59.741
  • His dad said,"You sound like Jacob,
  • 00:13:59.741 --> 00:14:03.278
  • "You sound like Jacob,but you feel like Esau."
  • 00:14:03.278 --> 00:14:03.745
  • but you feel like Esau."There's a huge
  • 00:14:03.745 --> 00:14:06.281
  • There's a hugelittle lesson right here.
  • 00:14:06.281 --> 00:14:07.582
  • little lesson right here.And the Bible said
  • 00:14:07.582 --> 00:14:08.549
  • And the Bible saidhe went by his,
  • 00:14:08.549 --> 00:14:09.617
  • he went by his,what he felt instead
  • 00:14:09.617 --> 00:14:12.120
  • what he felt insteadof what he heard.
  • 00:14:12.120 --> 00:14:13.187
  • of what he heard.Any time you start
  • 00:14:13.187 --> 00:14:14.022
  • Any time you startletting your feelings
  • 00:14:14.022 --> 00:14:19.460
  • letting your feelingsgo above what God is saying,
  • 00:14:19.460 --> 00:14:20.528
  • go above what God is saying,your feelings will always
  • 00:14:20.528 --> 00:14:22.897
  • your feelings will alwaysdeceive you and take you
  • 00:14:22.897 --> 00:14:25.466
  • deceive you and take youin the wrong direction
  • 00:14:25.466 --> 00:14:26.100
  • in the wrong directionover what God
  • 00:14:26.100 --> 00:14:28.736
  • over what Godis telling you.
  • 00:14:28.736 --> 00:14:29.437
  • is telling you.We don't walk
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  • We don't walkby our feelings.
  • 00:14:31.039 --> 00:14:32.707
  • by our feelings.If it feels right
  • 00:14:32.707 --> 00:14:35.643
  • If it feels rightbut the Word says it's wrong,
  • 00:14:35.643 --> 00:14:36.978
  • but the Word says it's wrong,your feelings are wrong,
  • 00:14:36.978 --> 00:14:38.446
  • your feelings are wrong,and the Word is right.
  • 00:14:38.446 --> 00:14:39.914
  • and the Word is right.What you hear is right.
  • 00:14:39.914 --> 00:14:41.816
  • What you hear is right."Man shall not live
  • 00:14:41.816 --> 00:14:42.550
  • "Man shall not liveby bread alone,
  • 00:14:42.550 --> 00:14:44.285
  • by bread alone,but by every word
  • 00:14:44.285 --> 00:14:46.487
  • but by every wordthat proceeds
  • 00:14:46.487 --> 00:14:49.023
  • that proceedsout of the mouth of God."
  • 00:14:49.023 --> 00:14:51.826
  • out of the mouth of God."Can't trust your feelings,
  • 00:14:51.826 --> 00:14:52.393
  • Can't trust your feelings,but you can trust
  • 00:14:52.393 --> 00:14:55.730
  • but you can trustthe voice.
  • 00:14:55.730 --> 00:14:57.799
  • the voice.Listen.
  • 00:14:57.799 --> 00:15:00.335
  • Listen.So think about it.
  • 00:15:00.335 --> 00:15:00.902
  • So think about it.And then he goes
  • 00:15:00.902 --> 00:15:01.803
  • And then he goesto his father-in-law,
  • 00:15:01.803 --> 00:15:02.570
  • to his father-in-law,and his father-in-law
  • 00:15:02.570 --> 00:15:04.539
  • and his father-in-lawripped him off for 14 years.
  • 00:15:04.539 --> 00:15:08.209
  • ripped him off for 14 years.‘Cause you reap what you sow.
  • 00:15:08.209 --> 00:15:09.043
  • ‘Cause you reap what you sow.But then he turns around,
  • 00:15:09.043 --> 00:15:10.111
  • But then he turns around,and rips his father off,
  • 00:15:10.111 --> 00:15:11.612
  • and rips his father off,and takes the choice
  • 00:15:11.612 --> 00:15:13.414
  • and takes the choicebreeding animals,
  • 00:15:13.414 --> 00:15:16.718
  • breeding animals,and steals ‘em, and goes away.
  • 00:15:16.718 --> 00:15:17.752
  • and steals ‘em, and goes away.So he's ripped off
  • 00:15:17.752 --> 00:15:19.687
  • So he's ripped offand deceived his brother.
  • 00:15:19.687 --> 00:15:20.621
  • and deceived his brother.Burned that bridge.
  • 00:15:20.621 --> 00:15:21.222
  • Burned that bridge.He's ripped off
  • 00:15:21.222 --> 00:15:22.724
  • He's ripped offand deceived his father.
  • 00:15:22.724 --> 00:15:23.157
  • and deceived his father.Don't you know
  • 00:15:23.157 --> 00:15:24.058
  • Don't you knowhis father was heartbroken
  • 00:15:24.058 --> 00:15:25.193
  • his father was heartbrokenwhen he found out the truth?
  • 00:15:25.193 --> 00:15:26.461
  • when he found out the truth?Burned that bridge.
  • 00:15:26.461 --> 00:15:27.695
  • Burned that bridge.His father-in-law.
  • 00:15:27.695 --> 00:15:28.696
  • His father-in-law.Burned that bridge.
  • 00:15:28.696 --> 00:15:29.464
  • Burned that bridge.I'm sure his wife
  • 00:15:29.464 --> 00:15:30.331
  • I'm sure his wifewas upset with him
  • 00:15:30.331 --> 00:15:31.099
  • was upset with him‘cause of that.
  • 00:15:31.099 --> 00:15:32.100
  • ‘cause of that.Burned that bridge.
  • 00:15:32.100 --> 00:15:33.668
  • Burned that bridge.And now he finds himself
  • 00:15:33.668 --> 00:15:36.204
  • And now he finds himselfat a place called Jabbok.
  • 00:15:36.204 --> 00:15:37.238
  • at a place called Jabbok.And the word Jabbok
  • 00:15:37.238 --> 00:15:40.875
  • And the word Jabbokmeans the place of breaking.
  • 00:15:40.875 --> 00:15:43.711
  • means the place of breaking.And he's all by himself.
  • 00:15:43.711 --> 00:15:44.779
  • And he's all by himself.He's got stuff.
  • 00:15:44.779 --> 00:15:46.314
  • He's got stuff.He's got wealth.
  • 00:15:46.314 --> 00:15:52.520
  • He's got wealth.And then the thought hits him.
  • 00:15:52.520 --> 00:15:55.723
  • And then the thought hits him.I'm here,
  • 00:15:55.723 --> 00:16:00.862
  • I'm here,and I have never encountered
  • 00:16:00.862 --> 00:16:03.331
  • and I have never encounteredand I do not have
  • 00:16:03.331 --> 00:16:04.899
  • and I do not havewhat my grandfather
  • 00:16:04.899 --> 00:16:06.968
  • what my grandfatherAbraham had.
  • 00:16:06.968 --> 00:16:09.037
  • Abraham had.I do not have
  • 00:16:09.037 --> 00:16:11.572
  • I do not havewhat my father Isaac had.
  • 00:16:11.572 --> 00:16:13.408
  • what my father Isaac had.I don't have an altar.
  • 00:16:13.408 --> 00:16:14.742
  • I don't have an altar.I don't have a well.
  • 00:16:14.742 --> 00:16:18.146
  • I don't have a well.I have nothing.
  • 00:16:18.146 --> 00:16:19.580
  • I have nothing.And suddenly,
  • 00:16:19.580 --> 00:16:21.849
  • And suddenly,he cries out to God.
  • 00:16:21.849 --> 00:16:22.250
  • he cries out to God.And he says,
  • 00:16:22.250 --> 00:16:25.186
  • And he says,I wanna have a fresh encounter
  • 00:16:25.186 --> 00:16:26.788
  • I wanna have a fresh encounterwith you for myself.
  • 00:16:26.788 --> 00:16:28.689
  • with you for myself.I thank you for what you did
  • 00:16:28.689 --> 00:16:29.824
  • I thank you for what you didin other generations,
  • 00:16:29.824 --> 00:16:32.593
  • in other generations,but I want you to touch me.
  • 00:16:32.593 --> 00:16:33.861
  • but I want you to touch me.My generation.
  • 00:16:33.861 --> 00:16:34.429
  • My generation.Me.
  • 00:16:34.429 --> 00:16:35.863
  • Me.I need to know you,
  • 00:16:35.863 --> 00:16:40.334
  • I need to know you,not up here, but in here.
  • 00:16:40.334 --> 00:16:41.002
  • not up here, but in here.And the Bible said
  • 00:16:41.002 --> 00:16:45.239
  • And the Bible saidGod dispatched an angel,
  • 00:16:45.239 --> 00:16:48.042
  • God dispatched an angel,and the angel came.
  • 00:16:48.042 --> 00:16:49.010
  • and the angel came.And Jacob grabbed
  • 00:16:49.010 --> 00:16:50.011
  • And Jacob grabbedthat angel
  • 00:16:50.011 --> 00:16:51.212
  • that angeland wrestled with him
  • 00:16:51.212 --> 00:16:53.081
  • and wrestled with himuntil that angel touched
  • 00:16:53.081 --> 00:16:54.916
  • until that angel touchedthe hollow of his thigh
  • 00:16:54.916 --> 00:17:00.788
  • the hollow of his thighand disjointed his leg.
  • 00:17:00.788 --> 00:17:01.789
  • and disjointed his leg.He was wrestling
  • 00:17:01.789 --> 00:17:04.092
  • He was wrestlingwith that angel.
  • 00:17:04.092 --> 00:17:04.659
  • with that angel.He's having
  • 00:17:04.659 --> 00:17:06.727
  • He's havinghis own encounter with God
  • 00:17:06.727 --> 00:17:10.231
  • his own encounter with Godat the place of breaking.
  • 00:17:10.231 --> 00:17:11.566
  • at the place of breaking.He's broken.
  • 00:17:11.566 --> 00:17:12.667
  • He's broken.Every relationship
  • 00:17:12.667 --> 00:17:14.368
  • Every relationshipin his life is broken.
  • 00:17:14.368 --> 00:17:16.904
  • in his life is broken.All of his dreams are broken.
  • 00:17:16.904 --> 00:17:18.339
  • All of his dreams are broken.Everything at Jabbok
  • 00:17:18.339 --> 00:17:20.608
  • Everything at Jabbokis messed up, but it's there.
  • 00:17:20.608 --> 00:17:22.176
  • is messed up, but it's there.The very place
  • 00:17:22.176 --> 00:17:23.144
  • The very placeof breaking
  • 00:17:23.144 --> 00:17:24.846
  • of breakingbecomes the very place
  • 00:17:24.846 --> 00:17:26.481
  • becomes the very placeof blessing.
  • 00:17:26.481 --> 00:17:27.415
  • of blessing.That any time God
  • 00:17:27.415 --> 00:17:28.916
  • That any time Godallows you to end up
  • 00:17:28.916 --> 00:17:30.785
  • allows you to end upat the River Jabbok:
  • 00:17:30.785 --> 00:17:36.023
  • at the River Jabbok:broken, alone,
  • 00:17:36.023 --> 00:17:38.993
  • broken, alone,disillusioned,
  • 00:17:38.993 --> 00:17:40.528
  • disillusioned,"what has happened in my life?
  • 00:17:40.528 --> 00:17:41.395
  • "what has happened in my life?How did this happen?
  • 00:17:41.395 --> 00:17:42.497
  • How did this happen?What is going on?"
  • 00:17:42.497 --> 00:17:43.164
  • What is going on?"I'll tell you
  • 00:17:43.164 --> 00:17:44.132
  • I'll tell youwhat is going on.
  • 00:17:44.132 --> 00:17:46.834
  • what is going on.It's a Bible pattern.
  • 00:17:46.834 --> 00:17:48.069
  • It's a Bible pattern.Moses, go to the desert
  • 00:17:48.069 --> 00:17:48.836
  • Moses, go to the desertfor 40 years
  • 00:17:48.836 --> 00:17:50.138
  • for 40 yearsand lose everything.
  • 00:17:50.138 --> 00:17:52.073
  • and lose everything.Broken.
  • 00:17:52.073 --> 00:17:53.141
  • Broken.Job, you're gonna go through
  • 00:17:53.141 --> 00:17:54.408
  • Job, you're gonna go throughthe trial of your life,
  • 00:17:54.408 --> 00:17:55.209
  • the trial of your life,and you'll lose
  • 00:17:55.209 --> 00:17:55.877
  • and you'll loseeverything.
  • 00:17:55.877 --> 00:17:57.845
  • everything.Broken.
  • 00:17:57.845 --> 00:17:58.546
  • Broken.Joseph, you're gonna
  • 00:17:58.546 --> 00:17:59.747
  • Joseph, you're gonnabe thrown into a prison
  • 00:17:59.747 --> 00:18:01.816
  • be thrown into a prisonfor 14 years for a crime
  • 00:18:01.816 --> 00:18:02.950
  • for 14 years for a crimeyou didn't commit.
  • 00:18:02.950 --> 00:18:04.719
  • you didn't commit.Broken.
  • 00:18:04.719 --> 00:18:06.087
  • Broken.Paul, I'm gonna knock you
  • 00:18:06.087 --> 00:18:07.221
  • Paul, I'm gonna knock youoff your high horse,
  • 00:18:07.221 --> 00:18:08.256
  • off your high horse,and you're gonna fall
  • 00:18:08.256 --> 00:18:09.023
  • and you're gonna fallin the dirt.
  • 00:18:09.023 --> 00:18:09.924
  • in the dirt.And for three days,
  • 00:18:09.924 --> 00:18:10.958
  • And for three days,you'll go blind,
  • 00:18:10.958 --> 00:18:12.326
  • you'll go blind,and you won't even know
  • 00:18:12.326 --> 00:18:13.661
  • and you won't even knowwho you are anymore.
  • 00:18:13.661 --> 00:18:15.329
  • who you are anymore.Broken.
  • 00:18:15.329 --> 00:18:16.397
  • Broken.But if you read
  • 00:18:16.397 --> 00:18:17.265
  • But if you readthe last chapter of all four
  • 00:18:17.265 --> 00:18:18.499
  • the last chapter of all fourof those illustrations
  • 00:18:18.499 --> 00:18:19.667
  • of those illustrationsI just gave you,
  • 00:18:19.667 --> 00:18:21.669
  • I just gave you,you'll see this fact.
  • 00:18:21.669 --> 00:18:22.803
  • you'll see this fact.That the breaking
  • 00:18:22.803 --> 00:18:28.042
  • That the breakingwas where the blessing
  • 00:18:28.042 --> 00:18:31.179
  • was where the blessingalways came.
  • 00:18:31.179 --> 00:18:31.946
  • always came.Always.
  • 00:18:31.946 --> 00:18:32.280
  • [applause]
  • 00:18:36.551 --> 00:18:37.185
  • And I close with this.
  • 00:18:39.420 --> 00:18:40.521
  • And I close with this.There are three great lessons
  • 00:18:40.521 --> 00:18:41.589
  • There are three great lessonsthat I want you to get,
  • 00:18:41.589 --> 00:18:42.490
  • that I want you to get,and I can give ‘em to ya
  • 00:18:42.490 --> 00:18:44.592
  • and I can give ‘em to yain three sentences.
  • 00:18:44.592 --> 00:18:45.960
  • in three sentences.Sometimes you have
  • 00:18:45.960 --> 00:18:47.361
  • Sometimes you haveto hold on to God.
  • 00:18:47.361 --> 00:18:48.663
  • to hold on to God.This is what Jacob teaches us
  • 00:18:48.663 --> 00:18:51.399
  • This is what Jacob teaches usin wrestling with that angel
  • 00:18:51.399 --> 00:18:53.501
  • in wrestling with that angelfor his own encounter with God.
  • 00:18:53.501 --> 00:18:55.036
  • for his own encounter with God.Sometimes you have to hold
  • 00:18:55.036 --> 00:18:57.038
  • Sometimes you have to holdon to God longer
  • 00:18:57.038 --> 00:18:59.574
  • on to God longerthan your flesh wants to
  • 00:18:59.574 --> 00:19:01.475
  • than your flesh wants toif you're going to get
  • 00:19:01.475 --> 00:19:04.712
  • if you're going to getan answer from the throne.
  • 00:19:04.712 --> 00:19:05.279
  • an answer from the throne.Notice that
  • 00:19:05.279 --> 00:19:07.415
  • Notice thathe's crippled now.
  • 00:19:07.415 --> 00:19:09.283
  • he's crippled now.But the thing about
  • 00:19:09.283 --> 00:19:11.118
  • But the thing abouta cripple is,
  • 00:19:11.118 --> 00:19:14.889
  • a cripple is,all he can do is cling.
  • 00:19:14.889 --> 00:19:16.257
  • all he can do is cling.And if God has crippled you
  • 00:19:16.257 --> 00:19:17.158
  • And if God has crippled youin some area,
  • 00:19:17.158 --> 00:19:19.093
  • in some area,it wasn't to hurt you.
  • 00:19:19.093 --> 00:19:19.894
  • it wasn't to hurt you.It was to make you
  • 00:19:19.894 --> 00:19:23.798
  • It was to make youcling to Him.
  • 00:19:23.798 --> 00:19:25.700
  • cling to Him.And I can't get there on my own,
  • 00:19:25.700 --> 00:19:26.734
  • And I can't get there on my own,but I'm gonna hold tight
  • 00:19:26.734 --> 00:19:28.869
  • but I'm gonna hold tightto you now.
  • 00:19:28.869 --> 00:19:29.470
  • to you now.I've learned
  • 00:19:29.470 --> 00:19:31.005
  • I've learnedin the place of breaking
  • 00:19:31.005 --> 00:19:36.210
  • in the place of breakingthat I'm crippled
  • 00:19:36.210 --> 00:19:37.945
  • that I'm crippledin this area now,
  • 00:19:37.945 --> 00:19:38.713
  • in this area now,but it'll cause me
  • 00:19:38.713 --> 00:19:42.250
  • but it'll cause meto cling to you, Jesus.
  • 00:19:42.250 --> 00:19:43.217
  • to cling to you, Jesus.Secondly, victory
  • 00:19:43.217 --> 00:19:45.386
  • Secondly, victoryin Jacob's life
  • 00:19:45.386 --> 00:19:47.288
  • in Jacob's lifecame by a touch.
  • 00:19:47.288 --> 00:19:50.057
  • came by a touch.And y'all know me.
  • 00:19:50.057 --> 00:19:52.760
  • And y'all know me.I feel like I'm surrounded
  • 00:19:52.760 --> 00:19:54.395
  • I feel like I'm surroundedwith angels right now.
  • 00:19:54.395 --> 00:19:55.796
  • with angels right now.I'm keenly aware
  • 00:19:55.796 --> 00:19:57.198
  • I'm keenly awarethe presence of God
  • 00:19:57.198 --> 00:19:58.399
  • the presence of Godis in this room.
  • 00:19:58.399 --> 00:20:00.034
  • is in this room.You listen to me.
  • 00:20:00.034 --> 00:20:02.536
  • You listen to me.You listen to me.
  • 00:20:02.536 --> 00:20:06.641
  • You listen to me.Victory came by a touch.
  • 00:20:06.641 --> 00:20:08.876
  • Victory came by a touch.What kind of touch?
  • 00:20:08.876 --> 00:20:11.012
  • What kind of touch?An exhilarating touch?
  • 00:20:11.012 --> 00:20:12.313
  • An exhilarating touch?An exciting touch?
  • 00:20:12.313 --> 00:20:13.314
  • An exciting touch?A fun, happy,
  • 00:20:13.314 --> 00:20:14.749
  • A fun, happy,hallelujah touch?
  • 00:20:14.749 --> 00:20:17.518
  • hallelujah touch?No.
  • 00:20:17.518 --> 00:20:22.990
  • No.A touch of breaking.
  • 00:20:22.990 --> 00:20:27.795
  • A touch of breaking.A touch of crippling.
  • 00:20:27.795 --> 00:20:34.302
  • A touch of crippling.Lastly, this story teaches us
  • 00:20:34.302 --> 00:20:35.102
  • Lastly, this story teaches usthat after you have
  • 00:20:35.102 --> 00:20:37.738
  • that after you haveyour encounter with Jesus,
  • 00:20:37.738 --> 00:20:40.574
  • your encounter with Jesus,Jacob never walked
  • 00:20:40.574 --> 00:20:43.878
  • Jacob never walkedthe same again.
  • 00:20:43.878 --> 00:20:45.846
  • the same again.And every friend
  • 00:20:45.846 --> 00:20:49.016
  • And every friendwho knew him before,
  • 00:20:49.016 --> 00:20:50.518
  • who knew him before,when they saw him
  • 00:20:50.518 --> 00:20:52.420
  • when they saw himafter this encounter,
  • 00:20:52.420 --> 00:20:56.090
  • after this encounter,they all recognize one thing:
  • 00:20:56.090 --> 00:21:03.597
  • they all recognize one thing:he has a different walk.
  • 00:21:03.597 --> 00:21:07.635
  • he has a different walk.It changed his walk.
  • 00:21:07.635 --> 00:21:10.338
  • It changed his walk.Before if they saw the shape
  • 00:21:10.338 --> 00:21:11.739
  • Before if they saw the shapeof someone coming,
  • 00:21:11.739 --> 00:21:12.340
  • of someone coming,they knew.
  • 00:21:12.340 --> 00:21:15.609
  • they knew.That's old, proud,
  • 00:21:15.609 --> 00:21:16.977
  • That's old, proud,arrogant, deceiving,
  • 00:21:16.977 --> 00:21:19.280
  • arrogant, deceiving,self-centered Jacob.
  • 00:21:19.280 --> 00:21:20.081
  • self-centered Jacob.He would walk in,
  • 00:21:20.081 --> 00:21:21.849
  • He would walk in,and you could see him coming.
  • 00:21:21.849 --> 00:21:24.719
  • and you could see him coming.But now his walk has changed.
  • 00:21:24.719 --> 00:21:28.122
  • But now his walk has changed.He's got a limp.
  • 00:21:28.122 --> 00:21:28.689
  • He's got a limp.Because when
  • 00:21:28.689 --> 00:21:30.458
  • Because whenyou truly encounter Jesus,
  • 00:21:30.458 --> 00:21:35.162
  • you truly encounter Jesus,He changes your walk.
  • 00:21:35.162 --> 00:21:36.263
  • He changes your walk.And I'm praying some of you
  • 00:21:36.263 --> 00:21:37.431
  • And I'm praying some of youwill have such an encounter
  • 00:21:37.431 --> 00:21:38.666
  • will have such an encounterwith Jesus today
  • 00:21:38.666 --> 00:21:39.667
  • with Jesus todaythat you leave here
  • 00:21:39.667 --> 00:21:43.804
  • that you leave herewith some spiritual swag.
  • 00:21:43.804 --> 00:21:44.905
  • with some spiritual swag.This is spiritual swag.
  • 00:21:44.905 --> 00:21:46.640
  • This is spiritual swag.I'm clinging to Jesus,
  • 00:21:46.640 --> 00:21:48.242
  • I'm clinging to Jesus,and I can't even make it.
  • 00:21:48.242 --> 00:21:49.744
  • and I can't even make it.I don't wanna go anywhere
  • 00:21:49.744 --> 00:21:51.178
  • I don't wanna go anywherethat He doesn't want me to go.
  • 00:21:51.178 --> 00:21:51.946
  • that He doesn't want me to go.I'll only go
  • 00:21:51.946 --> 00:21:53.280
  • I'll only gowhere He goes with me.
  • 00:21:53.280 --> 00:21:54.682
  • where He goes with me.And if Jesus can't go,
  • 00:21:54.682 --> 00:21:55.850
  • And if Jesus can't go,you can have it.
  • 00:21:55.850 --> 00:21:57.585
  • you can have it.I'd rather cling to Him.
  • 00:21:57.585 --> 00:22:01.255
  • I'd rather cling to Him.I have a new walk.
  • 00:22:01.255 --> 00:22:03.524
  • I have a new walk.I have a new talk.
  • 00:22:03.524 --> 00:22:05.359
  • I have a new talk.I have a new life.
  • 00:22:05.359 --> 00:22:05.693
  • And I wonder.
  • 00:22:13.367 --> 00:22:16.570
  • And I wonder.I know when it happened to me.
  • 00:22:16.570 --> 00:22:17.304
  • I know when it happened to me.I know when I had
  • 00:22:17.304 --> 00:22:19.807
  • I know when I hada Jacob encounter
  • 00:22:19.807 --> 00:22:23.244
  • a Jacob encounterwhen I was 16 years old
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  • when I was 16 years oldthat I left that building
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  • that I left that buildingand that service changed.
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  • and that service changed.I didn't know
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  • I didn't knowwhat the future held,
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  • what the future held,but I knew one thing:
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  • but I knew one thing:I was clinging on to Him,
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  • I was clinging on to Him,and nothing would ever
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  • and nothing would everseparate me again.
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  • separate me again.And that's the truth.
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  • And that's the truth.Nothing can separate me
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  • Nothing can separate mefrom the love of God.
  • 00:22:43.297 --> 00:22:44.965
  • from the love of God.I've failed the Lord many times,
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  • I've failed the Lord many times,but my lameness,
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  • but my lameness,my crippled place
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  • my crippled placecauses me to cling, not run.
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  • causes me to cling, not run.And there's a whole
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  • And there's a wholenew generation of Jacobs
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  • new generation of Jacobsthat know about Him up here.
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  • that know about Him up here.And you've set for years,
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  • And you've set for years,and years, and years.
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  • and years, and years.I see all these people.
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  • I see all these people.But you need a well,
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  • But you need a well,you need an altar,
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  • you need an altar,and you need an encounter.
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  • and you need an encounter.And I close with this.
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  • And I close with this.Sometimes victory
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  • Sometimes victorymeans defeat.
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  • means defeat.Sometimes you have to lose
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  • Sometimes you have to losephysically to win spiritually.
  • 00:23:29.143 --> 00:23:30.878
  • physically to win spiritually.In the natural world you lose,
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  • In the natural world you lose,it looks like.
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  • it looks like.But in the spiritual world,
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  • But in the spiritual world,you just stepped up
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  • you just stepped upinto God's holy spotlight.
  • 00:23:37.952 --> 00:23:38.619
  • into God's holy spotlight.And it happened
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  • And it happenednot at a happy place,
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  • not at a happy place,but at a Jabbok.
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  • but at a Jabbok.Brokenness.
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  • Brokenness.Weeping.
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  • Weeping.Loneliness.
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  • Loneliness.Crying.
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  • Crying.Wondering, will I ever
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  • Wondering, will I eversee the light again?
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  • see the light again?I know you can't avoid
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  • I know you can't avoidthe altar of Abraham.
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  • the altar of Abraham.You can't avoid
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  • You can't avoidthe well of Isaac.
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  • the well of Isaac.And you can't avoid
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  • And you can't avoidthe encounter of Jacob
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  • the encounter of Jacobin a personal way
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  • in a personal wayin your life.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • - In our closing moments,
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  • - In our closing moments,I wanna share with you
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  • I wanna share with youa brand-new initiative
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  • a brand-new initiativewe're embarking on.
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  • we're embarking on.I am so excited to be
  • 00:24:23.230 --> 00:24:25.599
  • I am so excited to bepartnering with YEL;
  • 00:24:25.599 --> 00:24:27.801
  • partnering with YEL;a foundation that runs
  • 00:24:27.801 --> 00:24:29.703
  • a foundation that runsa warm home
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  • a warm homefor Holocaust Survivors.
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  • for Holocaust Survivors.This is an effort backed
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  • This is an effort backedby the prime minister of Israel
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  • by the prime minister of Israeland delivers much-needed food
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  • and delivers much-needed foodto sheltered Holocaust Survivors
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  • to sheltered Holocaust Survivorsall around the nation of Israel.
  • 00:24:42.416 --> 00:24:43.350
  • all around the nation of Israel.So, I don't need to tell you
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  • So, I don't need to tell youthis that the Prime Minister
  • 00:24:45.452 --> 00:24:46.854
  • this that the Prime Ministerand his wife have heard
  • 00:24:46.854 --> 00:24:48.155
  • and his wife have heardwhat we're doing
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  • what we're doingon this project,
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  • on this project,and even have sent
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  • and even have sentspecial messages to us
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  • special messages to usto let us know that
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  • to let us know thatthis is their very heart
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  • this is their very heartto see these Holocaust Survivors
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  • to see these Holocaust Survivorswellfed and taken care of.
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  • wellfed and taken care of.This is a vital part of
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  • This is a vital part offulfilling Biblical prophecy,
  • 00:25:05.539 --> 00:25:07.241
  • fulfilling Biblical prophecy,and you and I can be a part.
  • 00:25:07.241 --> 00:25:08.442
  • and you and I can be a part.Help us today.
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  • Help us today.We're doing something
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  • We're doing somethingsignificant for this project,
  • 00:25:11.712 --> 00:25:13.480
  • significant for this project,and sowing a lot of seed
  • 00:25:13.480 --> 00:25:15.382
  • and sowing a lot of seedin the time of our own needs
  • 00:25:15.382 --> 00:25:16.250
  • in the time of our own needsas a ministry,
  • 00:25:16.250 --> 00:25:18.185
  • as a ministry,because we believe that what
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  • because we believe that whatwe make happen for others,
  • 00:25:19.753 --> 00:25:21.722
  • we make happen for others,God makes happen for our home,
  • 00:25:21.722 --> 00:25:23.390
  • God makes happen for our home,and our life, and our ministry.
  • 00:25:23.390 --> 00:25:24.024
  • and our life, and our ministry.Thank you for
  • 00:25:24.024 --> 00:25:25.092
  • Thank you forpartnering with us.
  • 00:25:25.092 --> 00:25:25.960
  • - ANNOUNCER: In 1942, the Nazis
  • 00:25:27.561 --> 00:25:29.830
  • murdered 6 million Jews.
  • 00:25:29.830 --> 00:25:31.131
  • Today, the last remaining
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  • individuals who, somehow,
  • 00:25:32.566 --> 00:25:33.834
  • survived the trauma
  • 00:25:33.834 --> 00:25:35.536
  • and the horror of the Holocaust,
  • 00:25:35.536 --> 00:25:36.837
  • need your support.
  • 00:25:36.837 --> 00:25:37.605
  • With the outbreak
  • 00:25:37.605 --> 00:25:39.306
  • of the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • 00:25:39.306 --> 00:25:40.107
  • these remarkable,
  • 00:25:40.107 --> 00:25:41.609
  • elderly Jewish people
  • 00:25:41.609 --> 00:25:43.777
  • are once again at extreme risk.
  • 00:25:43.777 --> 00:25:45.112
  • That's why we've decided
  • 00:25:45.112 --> 00:25:46.447
  • to partner with YEL;
  • 00:25:46.447 --> 00:25:47.848
  • an organization backed by
  • 00:25:47.848 --> 00:25:49.016
  • Israeli Prime Minister,
  • 00:25:49.016 --> 00:25:50.517
  • Benjamin Netanyahu,
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  • and President Rivlin,
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  • in association with
  • 00:25:52.886 --> 00:25:54.555
  • the Israeli Defense Forces.
  • 00:25:54.555 --> 00:25:55.522
  • YEL hopes to relieve
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  • two types of suffering
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  • among these elderly survivors;
  • 00:25:58.292 --> 00:26:00.427
  • hunger and loneliness,
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  • by the living meals
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  • and non-perishable food
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  • to their doors,
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  • as well as providing
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  • desperately-needed community.
  • 00:26:06.767 --> 00:26:07.968
  • When you give back to help
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  • these precious people,
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  • we wanna say, “Thank you”.
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  • With your generous gift
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  • of $1.000 or more this month,
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  • we will plant a Tree of Victory
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  • in Israel in your honor,
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  • as well as,
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  • inscribe your name
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  • on the Comfort My People
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  • Wall of Recognition in Israel.
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  • For your gift of $150 or more,
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  • we will send you
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  • Jentezen Franklin's book,
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  • "Fear Fighters”,
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  • with accompanying teaching CD
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  • series, plus, his newest book,
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  • “Acres of Diamonds".
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  • or more this month,
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  • Jentezen Franklin's teaching,
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  • "Finding Your Way in the Storm",
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  • plus, the “Spiritual Nurturing”
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  • devotional.
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  • God Smiles as we offer comfort
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  • to God's people, and, together,
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  • we have been called
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  • for such a time as this.
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  • - At Free Chapel,
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  • our mission is to inspire people
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  • to live for Jesus.
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  • Weekly services are filled
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  • with dynamic worship
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  • and inspiring messages
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  • by Jentezen Franklin
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  • for students, women, and couples
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  • powerful encounters with God.
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  • Free Chapel
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  • is a church for everyone;
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  • no matter where you are in life,
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  • we have places for you to belong
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  • and grow in your relationship
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  • with Jesus.
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  • If you'd like to learn more
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  • about the church,
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