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The Mathematics of Forgiveness

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October 21, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - I want to go to a powerful,
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  • - I want to go to a powerful,perhaps the most powerful
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  • perhaps the most powerfulparable Jesus ever taught.
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  • parable Jesus ever taught.And there was a question
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  • And there was a questionthat led into this parable,
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  • that led into this parable,and I want to read the question.
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  • and I want to read the question.In Matthew 18: 21,
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  • In Matthew 18: 21,"Then Peter came to Him
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  • "Then Peter came to Himand said, Lord, how often
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  • and said, Lord, how oftenshall someone sin against me,
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  • shall someone sin against me,and I have to forgive him?
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  • and I have to forgive him?Up to seven times?
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  • Up to seven times?And He said to him,
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  • And He said to him,I do not say to you,
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  • I do not say to you,up to seven times,
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  • up to seven times,but up to seventy times seven,"
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  • but up to seventy times seven,"which is an amazing statement.
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  • which is an amazing statement.I want you to notice that
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  • I want you to notice thatSimon Peter was trying
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  • Simon Peter was tryingto define forgiveness
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  • to define forgivenesswith a mathematical,
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  • with a mathematical,as a mathematical equation.
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  • as a mathematical equation.What is a number?
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  • What is a number?Probably --
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  • Probably --I have a sneaky suspicion,
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  • I have a sneaky suspicion,'cause when you read about
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  • 'cause when you read aboutSimon Peter,
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  • Simon Peter,he was a character.
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  • he was a character.And probably, he had one person
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  • And probably, he had one personin mind and he had already
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  • in mind and he had alreadyforgiven 'em six times.
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  • forgiven 'em six times.I think that's why he --
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  • I think that's why he --I think that's why he said,
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  • I think that's why he said,"Seven," because I think
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  • "Seven," because I thinkhe was ready to write
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  • he was ready to writesomebody off and be done
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  • somebody off and be donewith 'em, and you know,
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  • with 'em, and you know,trying to put
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  • trying to puta mathematical formula
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  • a mathematical formulaon forgiveness.
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  • on forgiveness.I want to talk to you about
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  • I want to talk to you aboutthe mathematics of forgiveness
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  • the mathematics of forgivenessfor a few moments today.
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  • for a few moments today.One area that we are all --
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  • One area that we are all --I've seen astoundingly,
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  • I've seen astoundingly,astonishingly, amazing at,
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  • astonishingly, amazing at,when it comes to mathematics,
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  • when it comes to mathematics,is we've learned how
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  • is we've learned howto keep count
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  • to keep countwhen people hurt us.
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  • when people hurt us.You may not be good at math,
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  • You may not be good at math,but when people hurt you,
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  • but when people hurt you,you can keep up with that stuff
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  • you can keep up with that stuffin an amazing way, like,
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  • in an amazing way, like,"14 years ago
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  • "14 years agoat three o'clock
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  • at three o'clockin the afternoon...time,
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  • in the afternoon...time,place, date...I remember it,
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  • place, date...I remember it,and then you did it again
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  • and then you did it againand again and again
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  • and again and againfour years later."
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  • four years later."And we can remember
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  • And we can rememberand do that math
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  • and do that mathreal, real easy.
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  • real, real easy.The people who hurt you
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  • The people who hurt youthe most in life
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  • the most in lifeare the people you love
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  • are the people you lovethe most,
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  • the most,you've trusted the most,
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  • you've trusted the most,and you've helped the most.
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  • and you've helped the most.And one of the issues
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  • And one of the issuesand the questions that all of us
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  • and the questions that all of usstruggle with
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  • struggle withwhen it comes to forgiveness,
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  • when it comes to forgiveness,and it's what Peter was trying
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  • and it's what Peter was tryingto get to, is what are
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  • to get to, is what arethe boundaries of forgiveness.
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  • the boundaries of forgiveness.Are there boundaries
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  • Are there boundariesto forgiving somebody?
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  • to forgiving somebody?Is it some place where you
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  • Is it some place where youjust finally get to say,
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  • just finally get to say,"Get out of my life; deleted;
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  • "Get out of my life; deleted;you're gone; goodbye"?
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  • you're gone; goodbye"?Is that biblical to do that?
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  • Is that biblical to do that?And Jesus absolutely
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  • And Jesus absolutelyblew their minds
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  • blew their mindswhen He said,
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  • when He said,"No, not seven times,
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  • "No, not seven times,but seven times seventy,"
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  • but seven times seventy,"which, I'm not good at math
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  • which, I'm not good at mathbut that's 490 times,
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  • but that's 490 times,the same thing in one day
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  • the same thing in one dayfrom the same person.
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  • from the same person.Jesus is not suggesting
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  • Jesus is not suggestinga number.
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  • a number.He's giving us
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  • He's giving usa new math formula.
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  • a new math formula.He was saying,
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  • He was saying,"You can never stop
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  • "You can never stopforgiving others,
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  • forgiving others,regardless of how deeply
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  • regardless of how deeplyand how often they've hurt us."
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  • and how often they've hurt us."Peter thought that he was
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  • Peter thought that he wasproposing a generous standard...
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  • proposing a generous standard...seven times.
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  • seven times.But instead, Jesus ups it
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  • But instead, Jesus ups itexponentially and says,
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  • exponentially and says,"No, not seven times;
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  • "No, not seven times;seven times seventy."
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  • seven times seventy."Here's the point.
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  • Here's the point.Point number one on forgiveness,
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  • Point number one on forgiveness,and don't forget it,
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  • and don't forget it,forgiveness is not about
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  • forgiveness is not aboutkeeping score;
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  • keeping score;it's about losing count.
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  • it's about losing count.That's the only way
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  • That's the only wayyou can look at this.
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  • you can look at this.What was Jesus really saying?
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  • What was Jesus really saying?He was saying,
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  • He was saying,"You cannot start keeping score
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  • "You cannot start keeping scoreif you're going to be
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  • if you're going to bea forgiving person".
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  • a forgiving person".It's not about keeping score.
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  • It's not about keeping score.It's about losing count.
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  • It's about losing count.Microsoft Excel spreadsheet
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  • Microsoft Excel spreadsheetchanged the accounting world,
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  • changed the accounting world,and they do it in columns.
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  • and they do it in columns.You have a topic or a client
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  • You have a topic or a clientor a person,
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  • or a person,and then you have the date
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  • and then you have the dateon one side
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  • on one sideand you have the name
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  • and you have the nameand then you have the column
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  • and then you have the columnand you have the amount
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  • and you have the amountthat they owe you.
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  • that they owe you.And I think sometimes
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  • And I think sometimeswhat we do is we have
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  • what we do is we havean Excel spreadsheet
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  • an Excel spreadsheeton people in our minds
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  • on people in our mindsthat's ongoing,
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  • that's ongoing,so much so that I brought
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  • so much so that I broughtone in with me today.
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  • one in with me today.And these are just examples.
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  • And these are just examples.So back in 2003,
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  • So back in 2003,mom and dad didn't go to
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  • mom and dad didn't go tomy ball game,
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  • my ball game,so they got themselves a column.
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  • so they got themselves a column.Then we've got a column
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  • Then we've got a columnfor our friends.
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  • for our friends.You know, it goes way back,
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  • You know, it goes way back,maybe to high school days
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  • maybe to high school daysor something.
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  • or something.Stole your girlfriend.
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  • Stole your girlfriend.You ought to thank them
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  • You ought to thank themthat they stole your girlfriend.
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  • that they stole your girlfriend.Have you seen her?
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  • Have you seen her?Look on Facebook,
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  • Look on Facebook,she looks crazy.
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  • she looks crazy.You are blessed
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  • You are blessedto get the girl you're with.
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  • to get the girl you're with.But, you know, they didn't
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  • But, you know, they didn'tinvite me to the Super Bowl.
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  • invite me to the Super Bowl.Come on now.
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  • Come on now.I noticed on Facebook
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  • I noticed on Facebooky'all had a party,
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  • y'all had a party,but we didn't get invited,
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  • but we didn't get invited,so you just got yourself
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  • so you just got yourselfa column,
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  • a column,and I'm going to keep score.
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  • and I'm going to keep score.I'm keeping score
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  • I'm keeping scoreon our relationship.
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  • on our relationship.And oh, coworkers.
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  • And oh, coworkers.And you lied about me,
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  • And you lied about me,took credit for my project,
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  • took credit for my project,didn't give me the credit.
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  • didn't give me the credit.And since Cherise is here,
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  • And since Cherise is here,I'm going to throw her
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  • I'm going to throw herunder the bus, treated me ugly.
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  • under the bus, treated me ugly.Notice that's gone on
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  • Notice that's gone onthere for years.
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  • there for years.Treated me ugly.
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  • Treated me ugly.Turned me down.
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  • Turned me down.That means she had a headache,
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  • That means she had a headache,and that would be numerous
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  • and that would be numerousin there.
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  • in there.Another one and another one
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  • Another one and another oneand another one and another one.
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  • and another one and another one.You've got a --
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  • You've got a --You're in a column.
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  • You're in a column.You're in a column.
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  • You're in a column.But there's other columns --
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  • But there's other columns --And that's the bottom line
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  • And that's the bottom lineis every time somebody
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  • is every time somebodydoes something wrong,
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  • does something wrong,I put 'em in a column.
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  • I put 'em in a column.And I start adding and adding
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  • And I start adding and addingand adding and adding
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  • and adding and addingand adding,
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  • and adding,and you come to church
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  • and you come to churchand you're offended
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  • and you're offendedand you're angry
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  • and you're angryand you're mad
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  • and you're madand you try to worship
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  • and you try to worshipand you try to get something
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  • and you try to get somethingout of it, but you can't
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  • out of it, but you can'tbecause you've got columns
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  • because you've got columnson people.
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  • on people.The thing about
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  • The thing aboutExcel spreadsheets
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  • Excel spreadsheetsis if you keep putting
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  • is if you keep puttingthe wrong formula in,
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  • the wrong formula in,you will never end up
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  • you will never end upwith the right equation.
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  • with the right equation.It keeps kicking it back,
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  • It keeps kicking it back,saying you've got to go back
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  • saying you've got to go backand fix something in this column
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  • and fix something in this columnbecause it's messing up
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  • because it's messing upthe whole equation.
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  • the whole equation.And the reason people's equation
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  • And the reason people's equationof their life gets messed up
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  • of their life gets messed upis because they don't deal with
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  • is because they don't deal withthose columns,
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  • those columns,and it's going to come back
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  • and it's going to come backand the equation of your life...
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  • and the equation of your life...emotionally, spiritually,
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  • emotionally, spiritually,physically...
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  • physically...is taking a toll on you.
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  • is taking a toll on you.It's taking a toll on you,
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  • It's taking a toll on you,financially.
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  • financially.It's taking a toll on you,
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  • It's taking a toll on you,relationally,
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  • relationally,because there's people
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  • because there's peoplethat you've got columns on
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  • that you've got columns onand you're keeping score
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  • and you're keeping scoreand you know what they did
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  • and you know what they didand you won't let it go.
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  • and you won't let it go.And it's not just
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  • And it's not justaffecting them;
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  • affecting them;it's eating you alive.
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  • it's eating you alive.Forgiveness is not
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  • Forgiveness is notkeeping score;
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  • keeping score;it's losing count.
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  • it's losing count.That's what Jesus was teaching.
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  • That's what Jesus was teaching.And you've got to do
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  • And you've got to dothe right math
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  • the right mathbecause there's different
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  • because there's differentformulas of math.
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  • formulas of math.You've got to use
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  • You've got to usethe right tool.
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  • the right tool.Now, watch.
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  • Now, watch.Now, Jesus gives us
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  • Now, Jesus gives usthe right math in Matthew 6
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  • the right math in Matthew 6on forgiveness.
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  • on forgiveness.Folks, please,
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  • Folks, please,lean in now and listen.
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  • lean in now and listen.Jesus' words, Matthew 6,
  • 00:07:36.002 --> 00:07:37.803
  • Jesus' words, Matthew 6,"If you forgive those
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  • "If you forgive thosewho sinned against you,
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  • who sinned against you,your heavenly Father
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  • your heavenly Fatherwill forgive you.
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  • will forgive you.But," listen,
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  • But," listen,"if you refuse others,
  • 00:07:53.486 --> 00:07:58.257
  • "if you refuse others,your Father will not
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  • your Father will notforgive your sins."
  • 00:08:00.560 --> 00:08:02.295
  • forgive your sins."He's saying --
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  • He's saying --This is a different kind
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  • This is a different kindof math, and here is
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  • of math, and here isthe math pattern and formula.
  • 00:08:08.668 --> 00:08:10.403
  • the math pattern and formula.Do the math,
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  • Do the math,the right kind of math,
  • 00:08:11.637 --> 00:08:14.574
  • the right kind of math,means think about every time
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  • means think about every timethe Father has forgiven you
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  • the Father has forgiven youon a daily basis,
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  • on a daily basis,and then take that formula
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  • and then take that formulaand apply it to that person.
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  • and apply it to that person.Think of every time
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  • Think of every timeHe has forgiven you
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  • He has forgiven youand it wasn't that you
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  • and it wasn't that youdidn't do it;
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  • didn't do it;you did it
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  • you did itand He forgave you...
  • 00:08:30.289 --> 00:08:31.490
  • and He forgave you...take that formula
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  • take that formulaand use it with somebody else.
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  • and use it with somebody else.The second thing about
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  • The second thing aboutforgiveness is this:
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  • forgiveness is this:sometimes the best in us
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  • sometimes the best in uscan only be brought out
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  • can only be brought outby the worst done to us.
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  • by the worst done to us.We don't like it
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  • We don't like itbut the truth is
  • 00:08:46.973 --> 00:08:48.374
  • but the truth isthat the best of you
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  • that the best of youwill never be released,
  • 00:08:50.009 --> 00:08:51.510
  • will never be released,sometimes, until the worst
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  • sometimes, until the worsthas been done to you.
  • 00:08:53.312 --> 00:08:54.747
  • has been done to you.And usually, it'll be done
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  • And usually, it'll be doneby people who you have loved,
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  • by people who you have loved,trusted, and helped the most.
  • 00:08:59.452 --> 00:09:01.053
  • trusted, and helped the most.And God never intends for that
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  • And God never intends for thatto destroy you, if He allows it.
  • 00:09:03.122 --> 00:09:04.490
  • to destroy you, if He allows it.And it's not God doing it;
  • 00:09:04.490 --> 00:09:05.191
  • And it's not God doing it;it's people.
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  • it's people.But if you will allow it,
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  • But if you will allow it,the best will come out of you
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  • the best will come out of youout of the worst people
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  • out of the worst peopledo to you.
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  • do to you.So Paul, in Ephesians 4,
  • 00:09:16.469 --> 00:09:17.670
  • So Paul, in Ephesians 4,gives the beautiful,
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  • gives the beautiful,beautiful formula
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  • beautiful formulaof how to release forgiveness.
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  • of how to release forgiveness.Watch this.
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  • Watch this.Ephesians 4, he says,
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  • Ephesians 4, he says,"Put away all bitterness,
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  • "Put away all bitterness,wrath, anger... "
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  • wrath, anger... "The first thing
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  • The first thingyou've got to do is drain
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  • you've got to do is drainall the damaging emotions
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  • all the damaging emotionsof unforgiveness.
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  • of unforgiveness.And listen.
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  • And listen.If you're sitting there saying,
  • 00:09:44.797 --> 00:09:45.564
  • If you're sitting there saying,"Well, I feel like
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  • "Well, I feel likeI've forgiven that person,"
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  • I've forgiven that person,"if when you see that person,
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  • if when you see that person,their face comes up
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  • their face comes upor you're thinking about them
  • 00:09:51.437 --> 00:09:53.239
  • or you're thinking about themand this is the reaction
  • 00:09:53.239 --> 00:09:54.907
  • and this is the reactionthat comes out of you --
  • 00:09:54.907 --> 00:09:57.977
  • that comes out of you --"... bitterness, wrath, anger,
  • 00:09:57.977 --> 00:10:01.013
  • "... bitterness, wrath, anger,clamor, evil speaking,
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  • clamor, evil speaking,let it be put away from you
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  • let it be put away from youwith all malice,"
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  • with all malice,"let it be put away from you
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  • let it be put away from youwith all malice.
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  • with all malice.I want to read it
  • 00:10:10.189 --> 00:10:11.691
  • I want to read itfrom another translation.
  • 00:10:11.691 --> 00:10:13.225
  • from another translation.It said, "... bitterness, rage,
  • 00:10:13.225 --> 00:10:14.660
  • It said, "... bitterness, rage,anger, harsh words,
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  • anger, harsh words,all types of mean behavior... "
  • 00:10:18.764 --> 00:10:19.465
  • all types of mean behavior... "Wow.
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  • Wow.Then notice the next part
  • 00:10:21.367 --> 00:10:22.168
  • Then notice the next partof that verse.
  • 00:10:22.168 --> 00:10:25.638
  • of that verse."... be kind to one another,
  • 00:10:25.638 --> 00:10:26.739
  • "... be kind to one another,tenderhearted,
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  • tenderhearted,forgiving one another... "
  • 00:10:28.007 --> 00:10:28.741
  • forgiving one another... "Here it is.
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  • Here it is.There's the math formula.
  • 00:10:30.076 --> 00:10:33.245
  • There's the math formula."... even as God in Christ,"
  • 00:10:33.245 --> 00:10:34.580
  • "... even as God in Christ,"or "for Christ's sake
  • 00:10:34.580 --> 00:10:37.083
  • or "for Christ's sakehas forgiven you."
  • 00:10:37.083 --> 00:10:39.452
  • has forgiven you."In other words,
  • 00:10:39.452 --> 00:10:41.053
  • In other words,do the right math.
  • 00:10:41.053 --> 00:10:41.921
  • do the right math.Forgiveness is not about
  • 00:10:41.921 --> 00:10:43.589
  • Forgiveness is not aboutkeeping score;
  • 00:10:43.589 --> 00:10:46.125
  • keeping score;it's about losing count.
  • 00:10:46.125 --> 00:10:48.160
  • it's about losing count.And the only way to effectively
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  • And the only way to effectivelyrelease forgiveness
  • 00:10:49.929 --> 00:10:52.898
  • release forgivenessis it's not usually some
  • 00:10:52.898 --> 00:10:54.767
  • is it's not usually somequick, instant thing.
  • 00:10:54.767 --> 00:10:56.368
  • quick, instant thing.The only way you can release it,
  • 00:10:56.368 --> 00:10:59.138
  • The only way you can release it,because it's deep inside of you,
  • 00:10:59.138 --> 00:11:00.539
  • because it's deep inside of you,is you have to start praying
  • 00:11:00.539 --> 00:11:03.542
  • is you have to start prayingand asking God to give you
  • 00:11:03.542 --> 00:11:04.810
  • and asking God to give youand release through you
  • 00:11:04.810 --> 00:11:06.512
  • and release through youforgiveness to that person
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  • forgiveness to that personwho has done something
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  • who has done somethingthat is wrong
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  • that is wrongand it was as wrong
  • 00:11:09.482 --> 00:11:10.516
  • and it was as wrongas it could be.
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  • as it could be.And the only way to release
  • 00:11:11.884 --> 00:11:13.119
  • And the only way to releaseit -- And we want it quick.
  • 00:11:13.119 --> 00:11:13.919
  • it -- And we want it quick.We want it quick.
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  • We want it quick.It's kind of like ketchup.
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  • It's kind of like ketchup.How many of you love ketchup?
  • 00:11:16.856 --> 00:11:17.623
  • How many of you love ketchup?And you know,
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  • And you know,the modern generation,
  • 00:11:18.891 --> 00:11:19.825
  • the modern generation,your generation
  • 00:11:19.825 --> 00:11:21.460
  • your generationhas the quick squeeze
  • 00:11:21.460 --> 00:11:23.729
  • has the quick squeezeplastic bottle.
  • 00:11:23.729 --> 00:11:24.497
  • plastic bottle.All you've got to do is
  • 00:11:24.497 --> 00:11:25.397
  • All you've got to do isjust take, just flip the top up
  • 00:11:25.397 --> 00:11:26.899
  • just take, just flip the top upand squirt and there it is.
  • 00:11:26.899 --> 00:11:28.334
  • and squirt and there it is.I love ketchup.
  • 00:11:28.334 --> 00:11:29.201
  • I love ketchup.I love it on everything.
  • 00:11:29.201 --> 00:11:30.970
  • I love it on everything.Don't you?
  • 00:11:30.970 --> 00:11:31.837
  • Don't you?And I asked our team, I said,
  • 00:11:31.837 --> 00:11:32.705
  • And I asked our team, I said,"I want you to go get me
  • 00:11:32.705 --> 00:11:36.876
  • "I want you to go get methe old fashioned glass bottle
  • 00:11:36.876 --> 00:11:38.711
  • the old fashioned glass bottleof ketchup, and I want to
  • 00:11:38.711 --> 00:11:40.412
  • of ketchup, and I want tohave a plastic bottle
  • 00:11:40.412 --> 00:11:43.182
  • have a plastic bottlerepresenting quick fix.
  • 00:11:43.182 --> 00:11:44.517
  • representing quick fix.But I want one of those
  • 00:11:44.517 --> 00:11:45.417
  • But I want one of thoseglass bottles."
  • 00:11:45.417 --> 00:11:49.488
  • glass bottles."And somebody on staff brings
  • 00:11:49.488 --> 00:11:50.322
  • And somebody on staff bringsthis for my illustration.
  • 00:11:50.322 --> 00:11:51.090
  • this for my illustration.And how many of you know
  • 00:11:51.090 --> 00:11:52.691
  • And how many of you knowthey've got column now?
  • 00:11:52.691 --> 00:11:54.126
  • they've got column now?And they already got count,
  • 00:11:54.126 --> 00:11:56.128
  • And they already got count,already counting against,
  • 00:11:56.128 --> 00:11:58.798
  • already counting against,some things against 'em already.
  • 00:11:58.798 --> 00:12:00.199
  • some things against 'em already.But this is a glass bottle.
  • 00:12:00.199 --> 00:12:02.434
  • But this is a glass bottle.This is how it originally came.
  • 00:12:02.434 --> 00:12:03.736
  • This is how it originally came.And this is interesting.
  • 00:12:03.736 --> 00:12:05.304
  • And this is interesting.If you go to Heinz.com,
  • 00:12:05.304 --> 00:12:08.340
  • If you go to Heinz.com,they will describe to you --
  • 00:12:08.340 --> 00:12:09.008
  • they will describe to you --For example --
  • 00:12:09.008 --> 00:12:10.109
  • For example --This is another example...
  • 00:12:10.109 --> 00:12:12.311
  • This is another example...Heinz 57...
  • 00:12:12.311 --> 00:12:13.379
  • Heinz 57...I didn't know this; they said
  • 00:12:13.379 --> 00:12:15.815
  • I didn't know this; they saidonly 11% of their consumers
  • 00:12:15.815 --> 00:12:16.715
  • only 11% of their consumersknow what I'm about to share
  • 00:12:16.715 --> 00:12:17.383
  • know what I'm about to sharewith you.
  • 00:12:17.383 --> 00:12:18.017
  • with you.So this was worth coming
  • 00:12:18.017 --> 00:12:18.918
  • So this was worth comingto church.
  • 00:12:18.918 --> 00:12:20.553
  • to church.If you're one of those people
  • 00:12:20.553 --> 00:12:21.687
  • If you're one of those peoplewho when you get
  • 00:12:21.687 --> 00:12:23.155
  • who when you getthe bottle of ketchup --
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  • the bottle of ketchup --Number one,
  • 00:12:24.456 --> 00:12:27.526
  • Number one,it's so hard to get the top off.
  • 00:12:27.526 --> 00:12:28.427
  • it's so hard to get the top off.And the reason,
  • 00:12:28.427 --> 00:12:30.596
  • And the reason,according to the website,
  • 00:12:30.596 --> 00:12:31.964
  • according to the website,is because the contents
  • 00:12:31.964 --> 00:12:33.232
  • is because the contentson the inside
  • 00:12:33.232 --> 00:12:36.068
  • on the insideare under tremendous pressure.
  • 00:12:36.068 --> 00:12:38.070
  • are under tremendous pressure.And so, the first step
  • 00:12:38.070 --> 00:12:39.171
  • And so, the first stepto getting it out
  • 00:12:39.171 --> 00:12:40.906
  • to getting it outand letting it flow
  • 00:12:40.906 --> 00:12:43.843
  • and letting it flowis to open it up.
  • 00:12:43.843 --> 00:12:44.710
  • is to open it up.And good luck with that
  • 00:12:44.710 --> 00:12:46.612
  • And good luck with thatbecause it's like a workout
  • 00:12:46.612 --> 00:12:48.247
  • because it's like a workoutto get it open.
  • 00:12:48.247 --> 00:12:50.015
  • to get it open.It's -- You have to use
  • 00:12:50.015 --> 00:12:51.283
  • It's -- You have to usethe name of Jesus
  • 00:12:51.283 --> 00:12:52.318
  • the name of Jesusand plead the blood
  • 00:12:52.318 --> 00:12:52.952
  • and plead the bloodand -- Especially
  • 00:12:52.952 --> 00:12:53.519
  • and -- Especiallywhen you're hungry.
  • 00:12:53.519 --> 00:12:54.253
  • when you're hungry.And if you're like me,
  • 00:12:54.253 --> 00:12:55.921
  • And if you're like me,I start beating on the table.
  • 00:12:55.921 --> 00:12:56.856
  • I start beating on the table.I take my mouth and turn it
  • 00:12:56.856 --> 00:12:59.892
  • I take my mouth and turn itor I take, I start jabbing
  • 00:12:59.892 --> 00:13:00.726
  • or I take, I start jabbingit with a knife
  • 00:13:00.726 --> 00:13:02.628
  • it with a knifewhen I do get it open.
  • 00:13:02.628 --> 00:13:03.896
  • when I do get it open.And if I'd have only
  • 00:13:03.896 --> 00:13:05.030
  • And if I'd have onlyread the website,
  • 00:13:05.030 --> 00:13:07.266
  • read the website,because the website said that,
  • 00:13:07.266 --> 00:13:10.836
  • because the website said that,for example, on the Heinz 57,
  • 00:13:10.836 --> 00:13:12.071
  • for example, on the Heinz 57,that they placed the sticker
  • 00:13:12.071 --> 00:13:13.005
  • that they placed the stickerstrategically, with
  • 00:13:13.005 --> 00:13:15.307
  • strategically, withthe number exactly where it is
  • 00:13:15.307 --> 00:13:16.275
  • the number exactly where it is-- Lot of research
  • 00:13:16.275 --> 00:13:17.209
  • -- Lot of researchwent into this.
  • 00:13:17.209 --> 00:13:19.511
  • went into this.That if you want it to come out,
  • 00:13:19.511 --> 00:13:20.045
  • That if you want it to come out,you don't have to
  • 00:13:20.045 --> 00:13:20.980
  • you don't have to[sound effects].
  • 00:13:20.980 --> 00:13:23.315
  • [sound effects].All you've got to do is just
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  • All you've got to do is juststart knocking on the 57.
  • 00:13:25.117 --> 00:13:26.952
  • start knocking on the 57.And when you do,
  • 00:13:26.952 --> 00:13:29.488
  • And when you do,it doesn't come real quick.
  • 00:13:29.488 --> 00:13:31.090
  • it doesn't come real quick.It's not squeezable.
  • 00:13:31.090 --> 00:13:32.925
  • It's not squeezable.Just plop.
  • 00:13:32.925 --> 00:13:35.895
  • Just plop.Might take a minute.
  • 00:13:35.895 --> 00:13:36.896
  • Might take a minute.This is how forgiveness is.
  • 00:13:36.896 --> 00:13:39.431
  • This is how forgiveness is.We've got to get you opened up.
  • 00:13:39.431 --> 00:13:40.165
  • We've got to get you opened up.And Jesus said,
  • 00:13:40.165 --> 00:13:43.168
  • And Jesus said,"Ask and you shall receive,"
  • 00:13:43.168 --> 00:13:44.536
  • "Ask and you shall receive,"and keep on asking,
  • 00:13:44.536 --> 00:13:46.438
  • and keep on asking,"seek and you shall find,"
  • 00:13:46.438 --> 00:13:47.706
  • "seek and you shall find,"and keep on seeking,
  • 00:13:47.706 --> 00:13:51.710
  • and keep on seeking,"knock and it shall be opened,"
  • 00:13:51.710 --> 00:13:52.578
  • "knock and it shall be opened,"but if it doesn't happen,
  • 00:13:52.578 --> 00:13:53.345
  • but if it doesn't happen,keep on knocking.
  • 00:13:53.345 --> 00:13:54.513
  • keep on knocking.Know the right spot.
  • 00:13:54.513 --> 00:13:55.714
  • Know the right spot.That's prayer, God.
  • 00:13:55.714 --> 00:13:57.483
  • That's prayer, God.I'm trying to forgive
  • 00:13:57.483 --> 00:13:58.984
  • I'm trying to forgivethis person and not kill 'em.
  • 00:13:58.984 --> 00:13:59.685
  • this person and not kill 'em.And Father, in the name
  • 00:13:59.685 --> 00:14:01.253
  • And Father, in the nameof Jesus, I'm knocking.
  • 00:14:01.253 --> 00:14:02.121
  • of Jesus, I'm knocking.And it may take a minute.
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  • And it may take a minute.It may take a minute,
  • 00:14:03.289 --> 00:14:04.657
  • It may take a minute,it may take a minute.
  • 00:14:04.657 --> 00:14:05.658
  • it may take a minute.You've got to wait.
  • 00:14:05.658 --> 00:14:06.892
  • You've got to wait.It's slow.
  • 00:14:06.892 --> 00:14:07.493
  • It's slow.It's not squirting out
  • 00:14:07.493 --> 00:14:08.160
  • It's not squirting outreal fast.
  • 00:14:08.160 --> 00:14:08.827
  • real fast.It's slow.
  • 00:14:08.827 --> 00:14:09.561
  • It's slow.Come on.
  • 00:14:09.561 --> 00:14:11.764
  • Come on.But you keep praying about it.
  • 00:14:11.764 --> 00:14:13.132
  • But you keep praying about it."Well, how many times
  • 00:14:13.132 --> 00:14:14.099
  • "Well, how many timesdo I have to pray for 'em?"
  • 00:14:14.099 --> 00:14:15.501
  • do I have to pray for 'em?"Keep on knocking.
  • 00:14:15.501 --> 00:14:16.335
  • Keep on knocking.Keep on knocking.
  • 00:14:16.335 --> 00:14:19.004
  • Keep on knocking.Keep on... until the contents
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  • Keep on... until the contentson the inside of forgiveness
  • 00:14:22.141 --> 00:14:23.208
  • on the inside of forgivenessbegins to be released.
  • 00:14:23.208 --> 00:14:24.476
  • begins to be released.Little by little by little
  • 00:14:24.476 --> 00:14:26.378
  • Little by little by littleby little, God begins to heal
  • 00:14:26.378 --> 00:14:33.585
  • by little, God begins to healand restore our relationships.
  • 00:14:33.585 --> 00:14:34.420
  • and restore our relationships.If you have your Bible,
  • 00:14:34.420 --> 00:14:36.522
  • If you have your Bible,open it to Matthew 18,
  • 00:14:36.522 --> 00:14:37.756
  • open it to Matthew 18,and listen to this.
  • 00:14:37.756 --> 00:14:41.026
  • and listen to this.So Jesus just confronted Peter
  • 00:14:41.026 --> 00:14:43.562
  • So Jesus just confronted Peterand said 490 times,
  • 00:14:43.562 --> 00:14:45.097
  • and said 490 times,and I'm closing with this.
  • 00:14:45.097 --> 00:14:45.898
  • and I'm closing with this.But lean in;
  • 00:14:45.898 --> 00:14:46.665
  • But lean in;this is the most important part
  • 00:14:46.665 --> 00:14:47.633
  • this is the most important partof the message.
  • 00:14:47.633 --> 00:14:48.267
  • of the message.If you haven't heard
  • 00:14:48.267 --> 00:14:49.535
  • If you haven't heardnothing else, hear this.
  • 00:14:49.535 --> 00:14:51.904
  • nothing else, hear this."Therefore," verse 23,
  • 00:14:51.904 --> 00:14:53.973
  • "Therefore," verse 23,"the kingdom of heaven
  • 00:14:53.973 --> 00:14:55.040
  • "the kingdom of heavenis like a king
  • 00:14:55.040 --> 00:14:56.842
  • is like a kingwho wanted to settle accounts
  • 00:14:56.842 --> 00:14:58.210
  • who wanted to settle accountswith his servants."
  • 00:14:58.210 --> 00:14:59.244
  • with his servants."He had a spreadsheet,
  • 00:14:59.244 --> 00:15:00.913
  • He had a spreadsheet,this king did.
  • 00:15:00.913 --> 00:15:01.847
  • this king did."And when he had begun
  • 00:15:01.847 --> 00:15:03.916
  • "And when he had begunto settle the account,
  • 00:15:03.916 --> 00:15:05.217
  • to settle the account,one was brought to him
  • 00:15:05.217 --> 00:15:05.985
  • one was brought to himwho owed him
  • 00:15:05.985 --> 00:15:08.387
  • who owed himten thousand talent of gold.
  • 00:15:08.387 --> 00:15:09.421
  • ten thousand talent of gold.But... "
  • 00:15:09.421 --> 00:15:10.756
  • But... "I love the next verse.
  • 00:15:10.756 --> 00:15:14.927
  • I love the next verse."But he was not able to pay..."
  • 00:15:14.927 --> 00:15:18.230
  • "But he was not able to pay..."That is a direct reference
  • 00:15:18.230 --> 00:15:19.865
  • That is a direct referenceto our sin-debt
  • 00:15:19.865 --> 00:15:22.301
  • to our sin-debtand the King is Jesus.
  • 00:15:22.301 --> 00:15:23.936
  • and the King is Jesus.And the master commanded
  • 00:15:23.936 --> 00:15:25.437
  • And the master commandedthat he be sold with his wife
  • 00:15:25.437 --> 00:15:26.438
  • that he be sold with his wifeand his children
  • 00:15:26.438 --> 00:15:28.073
  • and his childrento make the payment.
  • 00:15:28.073 --> 00:15:29.174
  • to make the payment.And the scripture said
  • 00:15:29.174 --> 00:15:30.242
  • And the scripture saidthe servant therefore fell down
  • 00:15:30.242 --> 00:15:32.644
  • the servant therefore fell downbefore him, saying, Master,
  • 00:15:32.644 --> 00:15:34.313
  • before him, saying, Master,have patience with me... "
  • 00:15:34.313 --> 00:15:35.581
  • have patience with me... "He's repenting.
  • 00:15:35.581 --> 00:15:36.882
  • He's repenting."I'll pay you back.
  • 00:15:36.882 --> 00:15:37.783
  • "I'll pay you back.Please, lord.
  • 00:15:37.783 --> 00:15:38.584
  • Please, lord.Please, lord."
  • 00:15:38.584 --> 00:15:40.419
  • Please, lord."And the master of the servant
  • 00:15:40.419 --> 00:15:42.254
  • And the master of the servantwas," this is Jesus,
  • 00:15:42.254 --> 00:15:44.490
  • was," this is Jesus,"moved with compassion... "
  • 00:15:44.490 --> 00:15:45.424
  • "moved with compassion... "Everybody say,
  • 00:15:45.424 --> 00:15:48.427
  • Everybody say,"The cross released him
  • 00:15:48.427 --> 00:15:51.630
  • "The cross released himand forgave him his debt.
  • 00:15:51.630 --> 00:15:54.500
  • and forgave him his debt.Everybody say, "Oh".
  • 00:15:54.500 --> 00:15:55.567
  • Everybody say, "Oh".Say it again.
  • 00:15:55.567 --> 00:15:57.569
  • Say it again."Oh."
  • 00:15:57.569 --> 00:15:59.805
  • "Oh."He released him and --
  • 00:15:59.805 --> 00:16:01.473
  • He released him and --That's what --
  • 00:16:01.473 --> 00:16:03.075
  • That's what --That ought to be your reaction.
  • 00:16:03.075 --> 00:16:04.476
  • That ought to be your reaction."Oh, my gosh!
  • 00:16:04.476 --> 00:16:06.645
  • "Oh, my gosh!Ten million pieces of gold,
  • 00:16:06.645 --> 00:16:09.048
  • Ten million pieces of gold,and he released him?
  • 00:16:09.048 --> 00:16:10.249
  • and he released him?Oh... "
  • 00:16:10.249 --> 00:16:11.417
  • Oh... "But watch.
  • 00:16:11.417 --> 00:16:12.751
  • But watch.Watch now.
  • 00:16:12.751 --> 00:16:14.887
  • Watch now."But that servant went right
  • 00:16:14.887 --> 00:16:17.289
  • "But that servant went rightout of that church service
  • 00:16:17.289 --> 00:16:18.791
  • out of that church serviceand found one fellow servant
  • 00:16:18.791 --> 00:16:19.725
  • and found one fellow servantwho owed him
  • 00:16:19.725 --> 00:16:21.827
  • who owed hima hundred denarii,"
  • 00:16:21.827 --> 00:16:22.661
  • a hundred denarii,"a few pieces of silver --
  • 00:16:22.661 --> 00:16:23.862
  • a few pieces of silver --Listen.
  • 00:16:23.862 --> 00:16:25.130
  • Listen.Didn't even talk to him.
  • 00:16:25.130 --> 00:16:27.199
  • Didn't even talk to him."... laid his hands on him
  • 00:16:27.199 --> 00:16:29.268
  • "... laid his hands on himand took him by the throat
  • 00:16:29.268 --> 00:16:31.070
  • and took him by the throatand started choking him,
  • 00:16:31.070 --> 00:16:33.272
  • and started choking him,saying, Pay me what... "
  • 00:16:33.272 --> 00:16:34.273
  • saying, Pay me what... "This is how the King sees you
  • 00:16:34.273 --> 00:16:38.444
  • This is how the King sees youwhen you don't forgive people.
  • 00:16:38.444 --> 00:16:42.581
  • when you don't forgive people.So the fellow servant fell down
  • 00:16:42.581 --> 00:16:43.649
  • So the fellow servant fell downat his feet, begged him.
  • 00:16:43.649 --> 00:16:44.850
  • at his feet, begged him.Same words.
  • 00:16:44.850 --> 00:16:46.018
  • Same words.Have patience with me.
  • 00:16:46.018 --> 00:16:47.319
  • Have patience with me.I'll pay you for it all.
  • 00:16:47.319 --> 00:16:48.921
  • I'll pay you for it all.He would not.
  • 00:16:48.921 --> 00:16:50.789
  • He would not.Went and threw him into prison
  • 00:16:50.789 --> 00:16:53.025
  • Went and threw him into prisonthat he would pay the debt.
  • 00:16:53.025 --> 00:16:54.126
  • that he would pay the debt.And so, there were some
  • 00:16:54.126 --> 00:16:54.893
  • And so, there were somefellow servants
  • 00:16:54.893 --> 00:16:56.361
  • fellow servantswho saw what was done.
  • 00:16:56.361 --> 00:16:57.863
  • who saw what was done.They were grieved and they told
  • 00:16:57.863 --> 00:17:00.265
  • They were grieved and they toldthe king all that had been done.
  • 00:17:00.265 --> 00:17:00.999
  • the king all that had been done.Then the king,
  • 00:17:00.999 --> 00:17:01.800
  • Then the king,after he had called him,
  • 00:17:01.800 --> 00:17:03.335
  • after he had called him,sent again and said,
  • 00:17:03.335 --> 00:17:05.337
  • sent again and said,You wicked servant.
  • 00:17:05.337 --> 00:17:08.073
  • You wicked servant.I forgave you all the debt
  • 00:17:08.073 --> 00:17:09.975
  • I forgave you all the debtbecause you begged me.
  • 00:17:09.975 --> 00:17:12.277
  • because you begged me.Should you not also have
  • 00:17:12.277 --> 00:17:13.745
  • Should you not also havecompassion on your brother
  • 00:17:13.745 --> 00:17:16.181
  • compassion on your brotherjust as I pitied you?"
  • 00:17:16.181 --> 00:17:18.450
  • just as I pitied you?"This is so powerful.
  • 00:17:18.450 --> 00:17:20.452
  • This is so powerful.Verse 34, "And his king
  • 00:17:20.452 --> 00:17:24.123
  • Verse 34, "And his kingwas angry and delivered him
  • 00:17:24.123 --> 00:17:25.457
  • was angry and delivered himto the torturers,
  • 00:17:25.457 --> 00:17:26.358
  • to the torturers,or the tormentors,
  • 00:17:26.358 --> 00:17:28.093
  • or the tormentors,until he would pay
  • 00:17:28.093 --> 00:17:29.361
  • until he would payall that was due him."
  • 00:17:29.361 --> 00:17:32.197
  • all that was due him."And then, it ends with verse 35.
  • 00:17:32.197 --> 00:17:36.602
  • And then, it ends with verse 35."So my heavenly father
  • 00:17:36.602 --> 00:17:40.939
  • "So my heavenly fatheralso will do to you
  • 00:17:40.939 --> 00:17:45.110
  • also will do to youif each of you from his heart
  • 00:17:45.110 --> 00:17:48.647
  • if each of you from his heartdoes not forgive his brother
  • 00:17:48.647 --> 00:17:50.048
  • does not forgive his brotherhis trespasses."
  • 00:17:50.048 --> 00:17:51.750
  • his trespasses."Look at me.
  • 00:17:51.750 --> 00:17:53.752
  • Look at me.I've heard all my life
  • 00:17:53.752 --> 00:17:55.320
  • I've heard all my lifethere's one unforgivable sin...
  • 00:17:55.320 --> 00:17:56.755
  • there's one unforgivable sin...blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:17:56.755 --> 00:17:58.023
  • blaspheming the Holy Spirit.You've committed
  • 00:17:58.023 --> 00:17:58.790
  • You've committedthe unpardonable sin.
  • 00:17:58.790 --> 00:18:00.159
  • the unpardonable sin.That's not true.
  • 00:18:00.159 --> 00:18:02.794
  • That's not true.There are two, not one.
  • 00:18:02.794 --> 00:18:04.596
  • There are two, not one.That scripture just proves it.
  • 00:18:04.596 --> 00:18:07.833
  • That scripture just proves it.The first unforgivable sin
  • 00:18:07.833 --> 00:18:09.334
  • The first unforgivable sinis to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.
  • 00:18:09.334 --> 00:18:10.836
  • is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.The second is,
  • 00:18:10.836 --> 00:18:12.271
  • The second is,according to Jesus' words,
  • 00:18:12.271 --> 00:18:15.841
  • according to Jesus' words,it is unforgivable
  • 00:18:15.841 --> 00:18:20.345
  • it is unforgivableto be unforgivable.
  • 00:18:20.345 --> 00:18:22.114
  • to be unforgivable.If you don't
  • 00:18:22.114 --> 00:18:24.383
  • If you don'trelease forgiveness,
  • 00:18:24.383 --> 00:18:27.019
  • release forgiveness,you will not
  • 00:18:27.019 --> 00:18:30.355
  • you will notreceive forgiveness.
  • 00:18:30.355 --> 00:18:32.257
  • receive forgiveness.And there's a lot of
  • 00:18:32.257 --> 00:18:33.258
  • And there's a lot ofreligious people
  • 00:18:33.258 --> 00:18:34.526
  • religious peoplewho play church.
  • 00:18:34.526 --> 00:18:35.294
  • who play church.There's a lot of people
  • 00:18:35.294 --> 00:18:36.261
  • There's a lot of peoplelistening to me right now
  • 00:18:36.261 --> 00:18:37.963
  • listening to me right nowand you can play the part --
  • 00:18:37.963 --> 00:18:39.364
  • and you can play the part --And I'm talking to me.
  • 00:18:39.364 --> 00:18:40.399
  • And I'm talking to me.I'm talking to all of us.
  • 00:18:40.399 --> 00:18:42.067
  • I'm talking to all of us.I am not going to go
  • 00:18:42.067 --> 00:18:44.770
  • I am not going to goto hell for nobody.
  • 00:18:44.770 --> 00:18:48.874
  • to hell for nobody.I don't care what they did.
  • 00:18:48.874 --> 00:18:51.777
  • I don't care what they did.Again, forgiveness doesn't mean
  • 00:18:51.777 --> 00:18:54.012
  • Again, forgiveness doesn't meanthat you have to be in my life;
  • 00:18:54.012 --> 00:18:56.248
  • that you have to be in my life;but I am not going to
  • 00:18:56.248 --> 00:18:58.951
  • but I am not going toget bitter and angry
  • 00:18:58.951 --> 00:18:59.785
  • get bitter and angryand have a swamp
  • 00:18:59.785 --> 00:19:01.987
  • and have a swampof emotional hatred
  • 00:19:01.987 --> 00:19:04.223
  • of emotional hatredtoward people and bitterness.
  • 00:19:04.223 --> 00:19:05.958
  • toward people and bitterness.You've got to drain that swamp.
  • 00:19:05.958 --> 00:19:06.592
  • You've got to drain that swamp.Be kind.
  • 00:19:06.592 --> 00:19:07.226
  • Be kind.Be loving.
  • 00:19:07.226 --> 00:19:08.126
  • Be loving.Forgive.
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  • Forgive.And it may take a minute,
  • 00:19:10.262 --> 00:19:12.097
  • And it may take a minute,it may take a while...
  • 00:19:12.097 --> 00:19:14.299
  • it may take a while...pray, not until the contents
  • 00:19:14.299 --> 00:19:16.335
  • pray, not until the contentsof forgiveness and love
  • 00:19:16.335 --> 00:19:19.104
  • of forgiveness and lovebegin to pour out of your mouth
  • 00:19:19.104 --> 00:19:20.672
  • begin to pour out of your mouthand heart and emotions
  • 00:19:20.672 --> 00:19:22.341
  • and heart and emotionsand attitude again,
  • 00:19:22.341 --> 00:19:23.875
  • and attitude again,because if you don't,
  • 00:19:23.875 --> 00:19:27.913
  • because if you don't,Jesus said you're King
  • 00:19:27.913 --> 00:19:32.851
  • Jesus said you're Kingwill not forgive your debts.
  • 00:19:32.851 --> 00:19:34.820
  • will not forgive your debts.This is serious stuff.
  • 00:19:34.820 --> 00:19:37.222
  • This is serious stuff.This is life or death.
  • 00:19:37.222 --> 00:19:38.991
  • This is life or death.This is eternal stuff.
  • 00:19:38.991 --> 00:19:41.893
  • This is eternal stuff.It's stuff that we cover up
  • 00:19:41.893 --> 00:19:43.228
  • It's stuff that we cover upand act like it's not there
  • 00:19:43.228 --> 00:19:44.863
  • and act like it's not therein our families.
  • 00:19:44.863 --> 00:19:48.100
  • in our families.And the truth is, only Jesus
  • 00:19:48.100 --> 00:19:49.167
  • And the truth is, only Jesusand an encounter with Jesus
  • 00:19:49.167 --> 00:19:50.936
  • and an encounter with Jesuscan change our hearts.
  • 00:19:50.936 --> 00:19:53.338
  • can change our hearts.And it starts in a service
  • 00:19:53.338 --> 00:19:54.773
  • And it starts in a servicelike this.
  • 00:19:54.773 --> 00:19:55.674
  • like this.When you begin to hit
  • 00:19:55.674 --> 00:19:56.908
  • When you begin to hitin the right spot,
  • 00:19:56.908 --> 00:19:58.076
  • in the right spot,quit playing games and hit in
  • 00:19:58.076 --> 00:19:59.578
  • quit playing games and hit inthe right spot, and say, "Lord,
  • 00:19:59.578 --> 00:20:01.413
  • the right spot, and say, "Lord,I need to tear up
  • 00:20:01.413 --> 00:20:02.414
  • I need to tear upthe spreadsheet,
  • 00:20:02.414 --> 00:20:04.683
  • the spreadsheet,I need to quit keeping count
  • 00:20:04.683 --> 00:20:05.951
  • I need to quit keeping countand keeping score,
  • 00:20:05.951 --> 00:20:07.853
  • and keeping score,and I need to lose count.
  • 00:20:07.853 --> 00:20:09.354
  • and I need to lose count.I need to understand
  • 00:20:09.354 --> 00:20:10.555
  • I need to understandthat what they've done to me
  • 00:20:10.555 --> 00:20:11.790
  • that what they've done to meis just supposed to bring out
  • 00:20:11.790 --> 00:20:13.158
  • is just supposed to bring outthe best in me;
  • 00:20:13.158 --> 00:20:14.660
  • the best in me;and I need to remember
  • 00:20:14.660 --> 00:20:16.528
  • and I need to rememberthat unforgiveness will bring
  • 00:20:16.528 --> 00:20:18.764
  • that unforgiveness will bringa harvest of unforgiveness
  • 00:20:18.764 --> 00:20:20.899
  • a harvest of unforgivenessfrom the King back to me.
  • 00:20:20.899 --> 00:20:23.168
  • from the King back to me.I love that scripture that said,
  • 00:20:23.168 --> 00:20:25.370
  • I love that scripture that said,"Live peaceably with all men,"
  • 00:20:25.370 --> 00:20:27.706
  • "Live peaceably with all men,"and then it has a little clause,
  • 00:20:27.706 --> 00:20:30.175
  • and then it has a little clause,"where it's possible,"
  • 00:20:30.175 --> 00:20:32.544
  • "where it's possible,"wherein it's possible,
  • 00:20:32.544 --> 00:20:34.112
  • wherein it's possible,which means it's -- Some people,
  • 00:20:34.112 --> 00:20:35.447
  • which means it's -- Some people,they're never going to be
  • 00:20:35.447 --> 00:20:36.515
  • they're never going to beat peace with you.
  • 00:20:36.515 --> 00:20:38.650
  • at peace with you.They're never going to be.
  • 00:20:38.650 --> 00:20:39.284
  • They're never going to be.There it is.
  • 00:20:39.284 --> 00:20:40.886
  • There it is.If it is possible...
  • 00:20:40.886 --> 00:20:42.487
  • If it is possible...I'm thankful for that clause...
  • 00:20:42.487 --> 00:20:44.823
  • I'm thankful for that clause...as much as depends on you --
  • 00:20:44.823 --> 00:20:45.457
  • as much as depends on you --He didn't say, "You get
  • 00:20:45.457 --> 00:20:46.358
  • He didn't say, "You getthe option to forgive them.
  • 00:20:46.358 --> 00:20:48.193
  • the option to forgive them."... live peaceably with them".
  • 00:20:48.193 --> 00:20:49.294
  • "... live peaceably with them".But if they don't want to be
  • 00:20:49.294 --> 00:20:50.395
  • But if they don't want to beat peace with you --
  • 00:20:50.395 --> 00:20:51.396
  • at peace with you --There's some people
  • 00:20:51.396 --> 00:20:52.998
  • There's some peoplethat they're not going to be
  • 00:20:52.998 --> 00:20:53.999
  • that they're not going to beat peace with you.
  • 00:20:53.999 --> 00:20:54.866
  • at peace with you.But all you've got to do
  • 00:20:54.866 --> 00:20:56.034
  • But all you've got to dois forgive 'em and be alright.
  • 00:20:56.034 --> 00:20:56.768
  • is forgive 'em and be alright.I put it like this:
  • 00:20:56.768 --> 00:20:59.438
  • I put it like this:I'm at peace with the fact
  • 00:20:59.438 --> 00:21:05.544
  • I'm at peace with the factyou're not at peace with me.
  • 00:21:05.544 --> 00:21:06.445
  • you're not at peace with me.And there are some cases
  • 00:21:06.445 --> 00:21:09.381
  • And there are some caseswhere if it is possible,
  • 00:21:09.381 --> 00:21:11.116
  • where if it is possible,it's applicable,
  • 00:21:11.116 --> 00:21:12.484
  • it's applicable,such as a molestation or --
  • 00:21:12.484 --> 00:21:13.485
  • such as a molestation or --And I don't have time
  • 00:21:13.485 --> 00:21:14.720
  • And I don't have timeto go into everything,
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  • to go into everything,but you know what I'm saying.
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  • but you know what I'm saying.But I don't have the option
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  • But I don't have the optionto forgive.
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  • to forgive."Well, I don't want 'em
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  • "Well, I don't want 'emto get by with it.
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  • to get by with it.I don't want 'em to get
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  • I don't want 'em to getby with it."
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  • by with it.""Vengeance is Mine,
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  • "Vengeance is Mine,saith the Lord.
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  • saith the Lord.I will repay.
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  • I will repay.And I'll turn around.
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  • And I'll turn around.And when you release them,
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  • And when you release them,I'll pour out blessings
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  • I'll pour out blessingslike I did?
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  • like I did?You remember when Abraham
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  • You remember when Abrahamlet Lot have all the good stuff
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  • let Lot have all the good stuffand the inheritance?
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  • and the inheritance?He took all the good land
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  • He took all the good landand he got all the bad stuff.
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  • and he got all the bad stuff.But because he was a peacemaker,
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  • But because he was a peacemaker,because he had the right heart,
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  • because he had the right heart,Lot ended up losing everything,
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  • Lot ended up losing everything,including his family,
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  • including his family,and Abraham became the most
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  • and Abraham became the mostblessed man in the world
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  • blessed man in the worldat that time.
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  • at that time.Only God can do that.
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  • Only God can do that.God says, "Vengeance is Mine.
  • 00:21:54.726 --> 00:21:55.627
  • God says, "Vengeance is Mine.I'll repay.
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  • I'll repay.You keep the right spirit
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  • You keep the right spiritand I'll take care of
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  • and I'll take care ofeverything else."
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  • everything else."Stand to your feet.
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  • Stand to your feet.Every head bowed,
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  • Every head bowed,every eye closed.
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  • every eye closed.The first thing that we're
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  • The first thing that we'regonna do is pray for people
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  • gonna do is pray for peoplewho do not know that your
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  • who do not know that yourrelationship with Jesus
  • 00:22:10.308 --> 00:22:11.977
  • relationship with JesusChrist is right.
  • 00:22:11.977 --> 00:22:14.513
  • Christ is right.You have a debt you cannot pay.
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  • You have a debt you cannot pay.You cannot pay it,
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  • You cannot pay it,only the king can forgive it,
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  • only the king can forgive it,and He did on the cross.
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  • and He did on the cross.That's why He said
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  • That's why He saidit's finished.
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  • it's finished.And if you'll ask Him into
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  • And if you'll ask Him intoyour heart today,
  • 00:22:25.056 --> 00:22:27.025
  • your heart today,He'll forgive your debt.
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  • He'll forgive your debt.With every head bowed
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  • With every head bowedand every eye closed.
  • 00:22:29.394 --> 00:22:32.130
  • and every eye closed.Pastor, pray for me, I know
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  • Pastor, pray for me, I knowthat I'm not right with God,
  • 00:22:33.565 --> 00:22:34.633
  • that I'm not right with God,and I want to get right with
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  • and I want to get right withGod, and I don't want to go
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  • God, and I don't want to gointo eternity and be cast
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  • into eternity and be castto the tormentors.
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  • to the tormentors.I want forgiveness that came
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  • I want forgiveness that camethrough the cross and the blood
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  • through the cross and the bloodthat Jesus shed, pray for me.
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  • that Jesus shed, pray for me.If that's you boldly raise
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  • If that's you boldly raiseyour hand right now.
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  • your hand right now.If you know I'm speaking
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  • If you know I'm speakingto you, you know it.
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  • to you, you know it.There's a hand, there's a hand,
  • 00:22:50.482 --> 00:22:51.249
  • There's a hand, there's a hand,another, another.
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  • another, another.At every campus across their
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  • At every campus across theirchurches, every hand raise
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  • churches, every hand raiseit high and keep it up,
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  • it high and keep it up,just a moment, keep it high.
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  • just a moment, keep it high.Heavenly Father I come in
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  • Heavenly Father I come inthe name of Jesus Christ,
  • 00:23:03.094 --> 00:23:04.863
  • the name of Jesus Christ,the one who said to pray,
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  • the one who said to pray,forgive us our debts as we
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  • forgive us our debts as weforgive those us who have
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  • forgive those us who havedebted against us.
  • 00:23:12.871 --> 00:23:14.539
  • debted against us.I pray right now in the name
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  • I pray right now in the nameof Jesus Christ that forgiveness
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  • of Jesus Christ that forgivenesswould be released
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  • would be releasedto every person who says Jesus.
  • 00:23:21.179 --> 00:23:22.013
  • to every person who says Jesus.Now everybody in this room
  • 00:23:22.013 --> 00:23:23.548
  • Now everybody in this roomsay Jesus.
  • 00:23:23.548 --> 00:23:26.818
  • say Jesus.I call on your name, save me,
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  • I call on your name, save me,wash me, pay the price that
  • 00:23:30.889 --> 00:23:32.657
  • wash me, pay the price thatI cannot pray through
  • 00:23:32.657 --> 00:23:34.860
  • I cannot pray throughyour precious blood.
  • 00:23:34.860 --> 00:23:36.728
  • your precious blood.I receive forgiveness
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  • I receive forgivenessof all my sins.
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  • of all my sins.Now, secondly, I in Jesus'
  • 00:23:41.933 --> 00:23:45.003
  • Now, secondly, I in Jesus'name release forgiveness.
  • 00:23:45.003 --> 00:23:46.805
  • name release forgiveness.Jesus was asked, and I close
  • 00:23:46.805 --> 00:23:49.107
  • Jesus was asked, and I closewith this, Jesus was asked
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  • with this, Jesus was askedwhat is the greatest
  • 00:23:50.575 --> 00:23:53.912
  • what is the greatestcommandment, and He said,
  • 00:23:53.912 --> 00:23:54.846
  • commandment, and He said,love the Lord your God with
  • 00:23:54.846 --> 00:23:55.914
  • love the Lord your God withall of your heart, mind, soul,
  • 00:23:55.914 --> 00:23:59.718
  • all of your heart, mind, soul,and strength, and love
  • 00:23:59.718 --> 00:24:01.553
  • and strength, and loveyour brother, your family,
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  • your brother, your family,your neighbors, the people
  • 00:24:02.587 --> 00:24:04.422
  • your neighbors, the peopleyou can see.
  • 00:24:04.422 --> 00:24:06.157
  • you can see.And if you do it, you
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  • - And I believe today
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  • - And I believe todaythat America needs the message
  • 00:24:16.701 --> 00:24:17.936
  • that America needs the messageof Jesus Christ like
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  • of Jesus Christ likenever before.
  • 00:24:19.638 --> 00:24:20.639
  • never before.We're at a tipping point
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  • We're at a tipping pointin our nation's history,
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  • in our nation's history,and I want to encourage you
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  • and I want to encourage youas the election is coming up
  • 00:24:25.544 --> 00:24:26.778
  • as the election is coming upto pray.
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  • to pray.What you do on November 3rd
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  • What you do on November 3rdnot only affects us
  • 00:24:30.282 --> 00:24:31.917
  • not only affects usbut it affects your children,
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  • but it affects your children,and your children's children.
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  • and your children's children.And it will have
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  • And it will haveramifications to our brothers
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  • ramifications to our brothersand sisters in the nation
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  • and sisters in the nationof Israel and all over
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  • - ANNOUNCER: We are entering
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  • a critical election season
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