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Picking Up Dropped Dreams

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July 12, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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  • - If you have your Bibles,
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  • - If you have your Bibles,I'd like for you to open them
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  • I'd like for you to open themto the book of Genesis 21.
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  • to the book of Genesis 21.I want to talk
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  • I want to talkto you today about
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  • to you today about“Picking Up Dropped Dreams,”
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  • “Picking Up Dropped Dreams,”picking up dropped dreams.
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  • picking up dropped dreams.And I'll show you where
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  • And I'll show you wherethis is in the scripture.
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  • this is in the scripture.But I think a lot of times
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  • But I think a lot of timesthat we need to understand
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  • that we need to understandthat God is a God
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  • that God is a Godwho gives His people a dream,
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  • who gives His people a dream,a purpose, a mission,
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  • a purpose, a mission,a plan for their life.
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  • a plan for their life.A dream is a God-given
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  • A dream is a God-givenprojected destiny.
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  • projected destiny.It means you see it out there
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  • It means you see it out thereor something that God
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  • or something that Godshows you that He says,
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  • shows you that He says,“This is who I see in you”.
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  • “This is who I see in you”.And that's called a dream.
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  • And that's called a dream.It's a designated end.
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  • It's a designated end.It's a vision of where
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  • It's a vision of whereI shall be when God
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  • I shall be when Godplaces His hand upon my life.
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  • places His hand upon my life.And there's no question
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  • And there's no questionthat God has a dream
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  • that God has a dreamfor every person,
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  • for every person,but with that dream
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  • but with that dreamalways comes --
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  • always comes --With God's dream,
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  • With God's dream,there always comes
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  • there always comeshell's nightmare
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  • hell's nightmareto try to steal that dream.
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  • to try to steal that dream.And if you don't learn
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  • And if you don't learnto endure the nightmare,
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  • to endure the nightmare,you will never experience
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  • you will never experiencethe dream.
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  • the dream.So many people give up
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  • So many people give upand quit because
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  • and quit becausethey have a dream,
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  • they have a dream,planted by God in their heart,
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  • planted by God in their heart,but then comes the nightmare.
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  • but then comes the nightmare.I want to show you
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  • I want to show youthat this is a biblical pattern.
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  • that this is a biblical pattern.I want to show you
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  • I want to show youthat it is impossible for God
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  • that it is impossible for Godto give a person a dream,
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  • to give a person a dream,and He does give people dreams
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  • and He does give people dreamsfor their life,
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  • for their life,a desired end.
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  • a desired end.A dream, again,
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  • A dream, again,is a projected destiny
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  • is a projected destinyof where you shall be,
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  • of where you shall be,where your family shall be,
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  • where your family shall be,where your marriage shall be,
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  • where your marriage shall be,where your life shall be.
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  • where your life shall be.And never does God plant
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  • And never does God plantthat in your heart
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  • that in your heartwith that dream
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  • with that dreamthat the enemy doesn't come
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  • that the enemy doesn't comewith his nightmare.
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  • with his nightmare.And unless you can endure
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  • And unless you can endureand unless you can endure
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  • and unless you can endurehell's nightmare,
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  • hell's nightmare,you'll never experience
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  • you'll never experienceHeaven's dream for your life.
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  • Heaven's dream for your life.The moment that most people
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  • The moment that most peoplegive up is the moment
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  • give up is the momentof the greatest opportunity.
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  • of the greatest opportunity.Everything you want is on
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  • And I promise you,
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  • And I promise you,when God puts a dream
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  • when God puts a dreamin your heart,
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  • in your heart,the nightmare will come.
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  • the nightmare will come.What is the nightmare?
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  • What is the nightmare?It's the pathway
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  • It's the pathwayto your destiny.
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  • to your destiny.You cannot get to the dream
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  • You cannot get to the dreamwithout the nightmare
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  • without the nightmareand the pathway
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  • and the pathwayof the nightmare.
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  • of the nightmare.Because it purifies you.
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  • Because it purifies you.It purifies your motives.
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  • It purifies your motives.The nightmare is the enemy
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  • The nightmare is the enemytrying to steal that dream
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  • trying to steal that dreamand get you to give up.
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  • and get you to give up.The question is,
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  • Because the moment that
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  • Because the moment thatthe enemy senses you have
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  • the enemy senses you havea God-given dream,
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  • a God-given dream,he will try to send
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  • he will try to sendthe opposite and cause
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  • the opposite and causea nightmare.
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  • a nightmare.And if God can put you
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  • And if God can put youin trouble,
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  • in trouble,it's a vote of Heaven's
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  • it's a vote of Heaven'sconfidence in you.
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  • confidence in you.Trouble and the nightmare
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  • Trouble and the nightmareis a vote of Heaven's confidence
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  • is a vote of Heaven's confidencein you.
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  • in you.Your trouble is your pathway
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  • Your trouble is your pathwayto triumph.
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  • to triumph.Your pain is your pathway
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  • Your pain is your pathwayto a higher praise.
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  • to a higher praise.Your mess is a pathway
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  • Your mess is a pathwayto the miraculous things
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  • to the miraculous thingsof God in your life.
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  • of God in your life.The dream is your destiny.
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  • The dream is your destiny.The dream tells you
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  • The dream tells youwhere you're going.
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  • where you're going.The nightmare
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  • The nightmareis your pathway to it.
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  • is your pathway to it.Your adversity
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  • Your adversitywill advance you.
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  • will advance you.The nightmare is the pathway
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  • The nightmare is the pathwayto the dream
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  • to the dreamthat you're called to.
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  • that you're called to.Calvary was the pathway
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  • Calvary was the pathwayto the dream of the church.
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  • to the dream of the church.God said, “I have a dream.
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  • God said, “I have a dream.I want a church.”
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  • I want a church.”Jesus said,
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  • Jesus said,“I'll build My church,
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  • “I'll build My church,and the gates of hell
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  • and the gates of hellwill not prevail against it.”
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  • will not prevail against it.”And hell said,
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  • And hell said,“I don't think so.
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  • “I don't think so.We'll stop You.
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  • We'll stop You.We'll nail you to a cross.”
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  • We'll nail you to a cross.”But when Jesus stepped out
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  • But when Jesus stepped outof that tomb, guess what...
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  • of that tomb, guess what...the nightmare became
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  • the nightmare becamethe pathway to the dream.
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  • the pathway to the dream.The purpose of the dream
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  • The purpose of the dreamis two-fold.
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  • is two-fold.The purpose of the dream
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  • The purpose of the dreamis to give you
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  • is to give youa sense of destiny,
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  • a sense of destiny,that you're not just here
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  • that you're not just herewandering through life,
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  • wandering through life,that there is a sense
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  • that there is a senseof destiny, purpose,
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  • of destiny, purpose,and calling
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  • and callingthat is upon your life.
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  • that is upon your life.And you don't have to be
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  • And you don't have to bein ministry to have a dream.
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  • in ministry to have a dream.God has a dream
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  • God has a dreamfor every person.
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  • for every person.You're not an accident.
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  • You're not an accident.And the dream is about a sense
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  • And the dream is about a senseof destiny on your life.
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  • of destiny on your life.The second purpose of a dream
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  • The second purpose of a dreamis to inspire you
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  • is to inspire youto reach for it, to stretch,
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  • to reach for it, to stretch,to get out of your comfort zone,
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  • to get out of your comfort zone,to go beyond what you think
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  • to go beyond what you thinkyou're capable of doing.
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  • you're capable of doing.That's what a dream
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  • That's what a dreamthat God plants
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  • that God plantsin your heart will do for you.
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  • in your heart will do for you.The nightmare is three-fold.
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  • The nightmare is three-fold.The nightmare --
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  • The nightmare --When you're going
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  • When you're goingthrough darkness,
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  • through darkness,when you're going through trial,
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  • when you're going through trial,when you're going through
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  • when you're going throughsetback and adversity,
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  • setback and adversity,then guess what.
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  • then guess what.You're going to find
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  • You're going to findout three things.
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  • out three things.The nightmare
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  • The nightmareis about self-discovery.
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  • is about self-discovery.You're going to find out
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  • You're going to find outwho you are.
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  • who you are.You're going to find out
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  • You're going to find outthat your security
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  • that your securitycannot be in what other people
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  • cannot be in what other peoplesay or feel about you;
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  • say or feel about you;that at some point,
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  • that at some point,you have to get something
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  • you have to get somethinginside of you that says,
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  • inside of you that says,“I believe it and I don't care
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  • “I believe it and I don't carewhat anybody says...
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  • what anybody says...I know what God has told me”.
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  • I know what God has told me”.And you find out who you are.
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  • And you find out who you are.And not only is the nightmare
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  • And not only is the nightmareabout self-discovery,
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  • about self-discovery,but it's also
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  • but it's alsoabout God-discovery.
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  • about God-discovery.You'll find more about God
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  • You'll find more about Godin the darkness in your life
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  • in the darkness in your lifethan you will
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  • than you willin the sunshine days.
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  • in the sunshine days.God said, “I dwell
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  • God said, “I dwellin thick darkness”.
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  • in thick darkness”.He actually said that.
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  • He actually said that.He said, “I dwell
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  • He said, “I dwellin thick darkness”.
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  • in thick darkness”.In other words,
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  • In other words,if you want to know
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  • if you want to knowmore about God,
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  • more about God,then He allows you
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  • then He allows youto go through darkness.
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  • to go through darkness.It's not God's will
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  • It's not God's willfor you to always be
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  • for you to always bein sunshiny successful
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  • in sunshiny successfulbeautiful days, but actually,
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  • beautiful days, but actually,you'll learn more about God
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  • you'll learn more about Godand who He is
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  • and who He isin the dark places,
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  • in the dark places,in the lonely places,
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  • in the lonely places,in the times when
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  • in the times whenyou don't understand
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  • you don't understandand you feel forgotten
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  • and you feel forgottenand you don't know
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  • and you don't knowwho you are anymore
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  • who you are anymoreand you don't know
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  • and you don't knowwhat's happening anymore.
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  • what's happening anymore.And God is strangely silent.
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  • And God is strangely silent.And many of you
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  • And many of youare walking through
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  • are walking throughthat kind of darkness,
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  • that kind of darkness,and you don't want to be alone,
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  • and you don't want to be alone,but God has you alone.
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  • but God has you alone.He has you cornered.
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  • He has you cornered.I promise you,
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  • I promise you,He's doing a mighty,
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  • He's doing a mighty,mighty work in your life
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  • mighty work in your lifeand you're going to find out
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  • and you're going to find outwho you are
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  • who you areand you're going
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  • And the nightmare,
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  • And the nightmare,thirdly, is to shut
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  • thirdly, is to shutthe devil's mouth.
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  • the devil's mouth.When your nightmare is over,
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  • When your nightmare is over,like Job, it will shut
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  • like Job, it will shutthe devil's mouth.
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  • the devil's mouth.When your nightmare is over,
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  • When your nightmare is over,it's going to cause
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  • it's going to causethe voice of hell,
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  • the voice of hell,that voice that tells you
  • 00:07:39.739 --> 00:07:41.007
  • that voice that tells you“God is a liar”
  • 00:07:41.007 --> 00:07:42.208
  • “God is a liar”and “you're no good”
  • 00:07:42.208 --> 00:07:43.576
  • and “you're no good”and “you'll never do
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  • and “you'll never doand be anything”
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  • and be anything”and all of those lies
  • 00:07:46.145 --> 00:07:47.947
  • and all of those liesthat hell screams at us,
  • 00:07:47.947 --> 00:07:49.615
  • that hell screams at us,“you might as well give up”,
  • 00:07:49.615 --> 00:07:50.449
  • “you might as well give up”,“you might as well
  • 00:07:50.449 --> 00:07:51.817
  • “you might as welltake your life”,
  • 00:07:51.817 --> 00:07:53.185
  • take your life”,“you might as well...
  • 00:07:53.185 --> 00:07:53.953
  • “you might as well...you just don't have it”,
  • 00:07:53.953 --> 00:07:54.987
  • you just don't have it”,“you're a failure”.
  • 00:07:54.987 --> 00:07:57.323
  • “you're a failure”.That nightmare is going
  • 00:07:57.323 --> 00:08:00.393
  • That nightmare is goingto shut the devil's mouth
  • 00:08:00.393 --> 00:08:02.161
  • to shut the devil's mouthwhen God turns it around.
  • 00:08:02.161 --> 00:08:03.229
  • when God turns it around.And I promise you,
  • 00:08:03.229 --> 00:08:05.631
  • And I promise you,He will turn it around.
  • 00:08:05.631 --> 00:08:07.700
  • He will turn it around.Do you realize everything
  • 00:08:07.700 --> 00:08:08.701
  • Do you realize everythingthat's been built
  • 00:08:08.701 --> 00:08:10.603
  • that's been builtis the direct result
  • 00:08:10.603 --> 00:08:12.638
  • is the direct resultof a dream and persistence
  • 00:08:12.638 --> 00:08:14.140
  • of a dream and persistenceto that dream of someone
  • 00:08:14.140 --> 00:08:17.910
  • to that dream of someonewho would not give up?
  • 00:08:17.910 --> 00:08:19.111
  • who would not give up?Jesus proved
  • 00:08:19.111 --> 00:08:20.313
  • Jesus provedthat you've got to go beyond
  • 00:08:20.313 --> 00:08:21.514
  • that you've got to go beyondthe nightmare
  • 00:08:21.514 --> 00:08:23.316
  • the nightmareto get to the dream
  • 00:08:23.316 --> 00:08:24.417
  • to get to the dreamwhen He hung on the cross
  • 00:08:24.417 --> 00:08:26.452
  • when He hung on the crossand He rose the third day.
  • 00:08:26.452 --> 00:08:28.020
  • and He rose the third day.Job proved that
  • 00:08:28.020 --> 00:08:28.955
  • Job proved thatif you will endure
  • 00:08:28.955 --> 00:08:29.755
  • if you will endurethe nightmare,
  • 00:08:29.755 --> 00:08:31.757
  • the nightmare,you will experience the dream,
  • 00:08:31.757 --> 00:08:34.594
  • you will experience the dream,and God blessed him double.
  • 00:08:34.594 --> 00:08:36.429
  • and God blessed him double.Even Joseph had a dream;
  • 00:08:36.429 --> 00:08:38.397
  • Even Joseph had a dream;but then came the nightmare.
  • 00:08:38.397 --> 00:08:39.765
  • but then came the nightmare.But the nightmare --
  • 00:08:39.765 --> 00:08:41.233
  • But the nightmare --The prison --
  • 00:08:41.233 --> 00:08:43.636
  • The prison ---- was the pit, the prison,
  • 00:08:43.636 --> 00:08:45.271
  • -- was the pit, the prison,the false accusations,
  • 00:08:45.271 --> 00:08:46.672
  • the false accusations,it was the pathway
  • 00:08:46.672 --> 00:08:48.174
  • it was the pathwayto the dream.
  • 00:08:48.174 --> 00:08:49.508
  • to the dream.And if you can't endure
  • 00:08:49.508 --> 00:08:50.543
  • And if you can't endurethe nightmare,
  • 00:08:50.543 --> 00:08:52.044
  • the nightmare,you'll never experience
  • 00:08:52.044 --> 00:08:55.348
  • you'll never experienceand walk in the dream.
  • 00:08:55.348 --> 00:08:56.282
  • and walk in the dream.The closer you get
  • 00:08:56.282 --> 00:08:57.116
  • The closer you getto the fulfillment
  • 00:08:57.116 --> 00:08:58.284
  • to the fulfillmentof your dream,
  • 00:08:58.284 --> 00:09:01.354
  • of your dream,the tougher that it gets.
  • 00:09:01.354 --> 00:09:02.822
  • the tougher that it gets.This is true, and you see it
  • 00:09:02.822 --> 00:09:03.589
  • This is true, and you see iton the sports field,
  • 00:09:03.589 --> 00:09:04.957
  • on the sports field,in football.
  • 00:09:04.957 --> 00:09:06.826
  • in football.You'll see the tall, skinny,
  • 00:09:06.826 --> 00:09:09.362
  • You'll see the tall, skinny,fast wide receivers
  • 00:09:09.362 --> 00:09:10.763
  • fast wide receiversrun down the field.
  • 00:09:10.763 --> 00:09:11.664
  • run down the field.They'll pick up
  • 00:09:11.664 --> 00:09:15.668
  • They'll pick up20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 yards.
  • 00:09:15.668 --> 00:09:16.736
  • 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 yards.But when they get down
  • 00:09:16.736 --> 00:09:18.537
  • But when they get downto the five-yard line,
  • 00:09:18.537 --> 00:09:19.672
  • to the five-yard line,you'll see the defense
  • 00:09:19.672 --> 00:09:21.407
  • you'll see the defenseon the other side trade out
  • 00:09:21.407 --> 00:09:22.608
  • on the other side trade outand out goes
  • 00:09:22.608 --> 00:09:25.444
  • and out goessome pretty big guys,
  • 00:09:25.444 --> 00:09:25.978
  • some pretty big guys,but then comes
  • 00:09:25.978 --> 00:09:28.814
  • but then comesin the Behemoth guys.
  • 00:09:28.814 --> 00:09:31.117
  • in the Behemoth guys.They weigh about 400 pounds.
  • 00:09:31.117 --> 00:09:31.784
  • They weigh about 400 pounds.They're mean.
  • 00:09:31.784 --> 00:09:33.085
  • They're mean.They're breath stinks.
  • 00:09:33.085 --> 00:09:34.053
  • They're breath stinks.They set --
  • 00:09:34.053 --> 00:09:34.920
  • They set --They look right there
  • 00:09:34.920 --> 00:09:36.355
  • They look right thereat you like, “If you try
  • 00:09:36.355 --> 00:09:39.225
  • at you like, “If you tryto come five more yards,
  • 00:09:39.225 --> 00:09:43.195
  • to come five more yards,I will rip your head off”.
  • 00:09:43.195 --> 00:09:45.564
  • I will rip your head off”.And some of you right now
  • 00:09:45.564 --> 00:09:48.567
  • And some of you right noware facing some Behemoth demons.
  • 00:09:48.567 --> 00:09:49.535
  • are facing some Behemoth demons.You've never faced
  • 00:09:49.535 --> 00:09:50.836
  • You've never facedanything like it,
  • 00:09:50.836 --> 00:09:52.471
  • anything like it,and you don't understand why,
  • 00:09:52.471 --> 00:09:54.407
  • and you don't understand why,and it's just a sign
  • 00:09:54.407 --> 00:09:55.408
  • and it's just a signthat you're closer
  • 00:09:55.408 --> 00:10:00.479
  • that you're closerthan you've ever been before.
  • 00:10:00.479 --> 00:10:01.981
  • than you've ever been before.I still believe that some of you
  • 00:10:01.981 --> 00:10:04.350
  • I still believe that some of youare so close that hell
  • 00:10:04.350 --> 00:10:05.584
  • are so close that hellhas brought out
  • 00:10:05.584 --> 00:10:06.919
  • has brought outits biggest demons
  • 00:10:06.919 --> 00:10:08.587
  • its biggest demonsto get you to give up
  • 00:10:08.587 --> 00:10:10.456
  • to get you to give upin the middle of the nightmare
  • 00:10:10.456 --> 00:10:11.891
  • in the middle of the nightmareso that you'll never
  • 00:10:11.891 --> 00:10:14.894
  • so that you'll neverexperience the dream.
  • 00:10:14.894 --> 00:10:17.229
  • experience the dream.I'm preaching you today --
  • 00:10:17.229 --> 00:10:19.331
  • I'm preaching you today --I'm preaching to you today
  • 00:10:19.331 --> 00:10:21.467
  • I'm preaching to you todaythe purpose of the nightmare
  • 00:10:21.467 --> 00:10:24.403
  • the purpose of the nightmareis to discourage you,
  • 00:10:24.403 --> 00:10:27.139
  • is to discourage you,to give up on the dream.
  • 00:10:27.139 --> 00:10:28.974
  • to give up on the dream.If you don't get fresh oil
  • 00:10:28.974 --> 00:10:30.810
  • If you don't get fresh oilevery once in a while.
  • 00:10:30.810 --> 00:10:31.777
  • every once in a while.That's why you can't afford
  • 00:10:31.777 --> 00:10:34.113
  • That's why you can't affordto go to some dead church.
  • 00:10:34.113 --> 00:10:35.414
  • to go to some dead church.Every now and then you gotta
  • 00:10:35.414 --> 00:10:36.716
  • Every now and then you gottaget fresh oil,
  • 00:10:36.716 --> 00:10:37.616
  • get fresh oil,or you'll quit and throw
  • 00:10:37.616 --> 00:10:38.984
  • or you'll quit and throwin the towel.
  • 00:10:38.984 --> 00:10:40.186
  • in the towel.Every now and then,
  • 00:10:40.186 --> 00:10:41.320
  • Every now and then,you've gotta get the power
  • 00:10:41.320 --> 00:10:43.456
  • you've gotta get the powerof the Holy Spirit moving
  • 00:10:43.456 --> 00:10:45.024
  • of the Holy Spirit movingon your life again.
  • 00:10:45.024 --> 00:10:47.059
  • on your life again.Every now and then you need God
  • 00:10:47.059 --> 00:10:48.594
  • Every now and then you need Godto come in power
  • 00:10:48.594 --> 00:10:50.563
  • to come in powerand touch you afresh so that
  • 00:10:50.563 --> 00:10:52.131
  • and touch you afresh so thatthe enemy doesn't steal
  • 00:10:52.131 --> 00:10:54.667
  • the enemy doesn't stealthe dream of a blessed family,
  • 00:10:54.667 --> 00:10:56.001
  • the dream of a blessed family,and a blessed life,
  • 00:10:56.001 --> 00:10:58.170
  • and a blessed life,and a blessed career,
  • 00:10:58.170 --> 00:10:59.905
  • and a blessed career,and a blessed marriage.
  • 00:10:59.905 --> 00:11:04.977
  • and a blessed marriage.That's God's will for your life.
  • 00:11:04.977 --> 00:11:05.745
  • That's God's will for your life.The nightmare
  • 00:11:05.745 --> 00:11:08.447
  • The nightmareis the dream-stealer.
  • 00:11:08.447 --> 00:11:10.116
  • is the dream-stealer.The nightmare says
  • 00:11:10.116 --> 00:11:12.752
  • The nightmare saysjust give up.
  • 00:11:12.752 --> 00:11:13.753
  • just give up.You know, somebody said,
  • 00:11:13.753 --> 00:11:15.321
  • You know, somebody said,many years ago,
  • 00:11:15.321 --> 00:11:18.090
  • many years ago,“Anything worth doing
  • 00:11:18.090 --> 00:11:21.193
  • “Anything worth doingis worth doing well”.
  • 00:11:21.193 --> 00:11:22.394
  • is worth doing well”.But here's a new one for you.
  • 00:11:22.394 --> 00:11:23.362
  • But here's a new one for you.“Anything worth doing
  • 00:11:23.362 --> 00:11:26.732
  • “Anything worth doingis worth failing at.”
  • 00:11:26.732 --> 00:11:27.399
  • is worth failing at.”And that's why you have
  • 00:11:27.399 --> 00:11:29.769
  • And that's why you haveto endure the nightmare;
  • 00:11:29.769 --> 00:11:32.138
  • to endure the nightmare;because if you want to give
  • 00:11:32.138 --> 00:11:32.605
  • because if you want to giveyourself to something,
  • 00:11:32.605 --> 00:11:33.239
  • yourself to something,give yourself to something
  • 00:11:33.239 --> 00:11:36.675
  • give yourself to somethingthat's worth failing over.
  • 00:11:36.675 --> 00:11:37.443
  • that's worth failing over.Christ's likeness
  • 00:11:37.443 --> 00:11:39.612
  • Christ's likenessis worth failing over.
  • 00:11:39.612 --> 00:11:41.814
  • is worth failing over.Maybe I'm not like Christ
  • 00:11:41.814 --> 00:11:42.715
  • Maybe I'm not like Christlike I want to be;
  • 00:11:42.715 --> 00:11:44.150
  • like I want to be;but even if I'm failing
  • 00:11:44.150 --> 00:11:45.384
  • but even if I'm failingmy way towards
  • 00:11:45.384 --> 00:11:46.185
  • my way towardsbeing like Christ,
  • 00:11:46.185 --> 00:11:47.520
  • being like Christ,at least I'm trying.
  • 00:11:47.520 --> 00:11:49.288
  • at least I'm trying.I don't let non-Christian people
  • 00:11:49.288 --> 00:11:50.689
  • I don't let non-Christian peopletell me how I ought
  • 00:11:50.689 --> 00:11:52.892
  • tell me how I oughtto be a better Christian.
  • 00:11:52.892 --> 00:11:56.262
  • to be a better Christian.At least I'm trying.
  • 00:11:56.262 --> 00:11:58.130
  • At least I'm trying.At last I'm striving.
  • 00:11:58.130 --> 00:11:59.999
  • You're not a failure
  • 00:12:04.336 --> 00:12:06.739
  • You're not a failurebecause you fail.
  • 00:12:06.739 --> 00:12:07.206
  • because you fail.You're a failure
  • 00:12:07.206 --> 00:12:09.975
  • You're a failurebecause you quit.
  • 00:12:09.975 --> 00:12:12.778
  • because you quit.The nightmare was the pathway
  • 00:12:12.778 --> 00:12:15.247
  • The nightmare was the pathwayto the dream for Joseph.
  • 00:12:15.247 --> 00:12:16.682
  • to the dream for Joseph.The nightmare was the pathway
  • 00:12:16.682 --> 00:12:18.651
  • The nightmare was the pathwayfor the dream for Job.
  • 00:12:18.651 --> 00:12:20.519
  • for the dream for Job.The nightmare was the pathway
  • 00:12:20.519 --> 00:12:22.721
  • The nightmare was the pathwayfor the dream for Jesus.
  • 00:12:22.721 --> 00:12:23.756
  • for the dream for Jesus.Don't let the nightmare
  • 00:12:23.756 --> 00:12:25.825
  • Don't let the nightmaresteal your dream.
  • 00:12:25.825 --> 00:12:27.526
  • steal your dream.In Genesis 28,
  • 00:12:27.526 --> 00:12:29.829
  • In Genesis 28,Jacob went to Bethel
  • 00:12:29.829 --> 00:12:32.998
  • Jacob went to Betheland he put his head on a stone,
  • 00:12:32.998 --> 00:12:35.768
  • and he put his head on a stone,and God opened up the heavens
  • 00:12:35.768 --> 00:12:36.836
  • and God opened up the heavensand gave him a dream
  • 00:12:36.836 --> 00:12:38.671
  • and gave him a dreamfor his life.
  • 00:12:38.671 --> 00:12:39.471
  • for his life.If you'll put your head
  • 00:12:39.471 --> 00:12:40.339
  • If you'll put your headon the rock,
  • 00:12:40.339 --> 00:12:43.375
  • on the rock,God will give you your dream.
  • 00:12:43.375 --> 00:12:45.211
  • God will give you your dream.Get your head in the right place
  • 00:12:45.211 --> 00:12:47.246
  • Get your head in the right placeand the heavens will open.
  • 00:12:47.246 --> 00:12:48.681
  • and the heavens will open.God's dream for your life
  • 00:12:48.681 --> 00:12:50.115
  • God's dream for your lifewill come when you start
  • 00:12:50.115 --> 00:12:50.950
  • will come when you startputting your head
  • 00:12:50.950 --> 00:12:54.253
  • putting your headin the right place.
  • 00:12:54.253 --> 00:12:55.888
  • in the right place.If you get the dream
  • 00:12:55.888 --> 00:12:57.122
  • If you get the dreamfrom heaven --
  • 00:12:57.122 --> 00:12:57.957
  • from heaven --Notice that the pillow
  • 00:12:57.957 --> 00:12:59.458
  • Notice that the pillowbecame a pillar,
  • 00:12:59.458 --> 00:13:00.793
  • became a pillar,that text said.
  • 00:13:00.793 --> 00:13:04.263
  • that text said.Said he then made it a pillar
  • 00:13:04.263 --> 00:13:06.165
  • Said he then made it a pillarand he poured oil on it
  • 00:13:06.165 --> 00:13:06.832
  • and he poured oil on itand he built
  • 00:13:06.832 --> 00:13:10.135
  • and he builtthe house of God, Beth-el.
  • 00:13:10.135 --> 00:13:12.371
  • the house of God, Beth-el.The pillow became a pillar.
  • 00:13:12.371 --> 00:13:13.239
  • The pillow became a pillar.And if you get a dream
  • 00:13:13.239 --> 00:13:14.106
  • And if you get a dreamfrom heaven,
  • 00:13:14.106 --> 00:13:16.408
  • from heaven,you can build on it.
  • 00:13:16.408 --> 00:13:16.876
  • you can build on it.You can build
  • 00:13:16.876 --> 00:13:18.010
  • You can buildyour life on it.
  • 00:13:18.010 --> 00:13:19.111
  • your life on it.What God tells you,
  • 00:13:19.111 --> 00:13:22.248
  • What God tells you,He'll perform.
  • 00:13:22.248 --> 00:13:22.815
  • He'll perform.What are you laying
  • 00:13:22.815 --> 00:13:24.917
  • What are you layingyour head on?
  • 00:13:24.917 --> 00:13:25.551
  • your head on?John laid his head
  • 00:13:25.551 --> 00:13:27.086
  • John laid his headon Jesus' chest.
  • 00:13:27.086 --> 00:13:28.888
  • on Jesus' chest.And that's how he could endure
  • 00:13:28.888 --> 00:13:30.222
  • And that's how he could endurethe nightmare
  • 00:13:30.222 --> 00:13:32.057
  • the nightmareof the island of Patmos.
  • 00:13:32.057 --> 00:13:32.725
  • of the island of Patmos.He was alone
  • 00:13:32.725 --> 00:13:34.126
  • He was alonethere on that island.
  • 00:13:34.126 --> 00:13:36.595
  • there on that island.But suddenly, because he knew
  • 00:13:36.595 --> 00:13:38.163
  • But suddenly, because he knewwhere to put his head,
  • 00:13:38.163 --> 00:13:39.131
  • where to put his head,he knew where to lean,
  • 00:13:39.131 --> 00:13:40.766
  • he knew where to lean,he knew where to rest --
  • 00:13:40.766 --> 00:13:43.068
  • he knew where to rest --It was Jesus.
  • 00:13:43.068 --> 00:13:45.037
  • It was Jesus.God gave him and took him
  • 00:13:45.037 --> 00:13:46.105
  • God gave him and took himinto heaven and gave him
  • 00:13:46.105 --> 00:13:47.806
  • into heaven and gave himthe 22 chapters
  • 00:13:47.806 --> 00:13:50.809
  • the 22 chaptersof the book of Revelation
  • 00:13:50.809 --> 00:13:53.479
  • of the book of Revelationbecause he had a dream
  • 00:13:53.479 --> 00:13:55.080
  • because he had a dreamwhile he was living
  • 00:13:55.080 --> 00:13:57.716
  • while he was livinga nightmare.
  • 00:13:57.716 --> 00:13:58.717
  • a nightmare.And I'm telling you
  • 00:13:58.717 --> 00:13:59.952
  • And I'm telling youthat you can't get one
  • 00:13:59.952 --> 00:14:01.720
  • that you can't get onewithout the other.
  • 00:14:01.720 --> 00:14:02.755
  • without the other.I'm preaching to somebody
  • 00:14:02.755 --> 00:14:03.322
  • I'm preaching to somebodywho needs to get
  • 00:14:03.322 --> 00:14:05.291
  • who needs to getsome determination.
  • 00:14:05.291 --> 00:14:06.392
  • some determination.I'm preaching to somebody
  • 00:14:06.392 --> 00:14:09.628
  • I'm preaching to somebodywho needs to get a spirit
  • 00:14:09.628 --> 00:14:11.830
  • who needs to get a spiritthat says, “I will not quit,
  • 00:14:11.830 --> 00:14:13.465
  • that says, “I will not quit,I will not give up,
  • 00:14:13.465 --> 00:14:15.834
  • I will not give up,I will not let up because I know
  • 00:14:15.834 --> 00:14:18.070
  • I will not let up because I knowwhat God has promised me”.
  • 00:14:18.070 --> 00:14:20.839
  • what God has promised me”.He's laid His hand on you.
  • 00:14:20.839 --> 00:14:21.941
  • He's laid His hand on you.He started it.
  • 00:14:21.941 --> 00:14:24.410
  • He started it.He's going to finish it.
  • 00:14:24.410 --> 00:14:25.978
  • He's going to finish it.He promised it.
  • 00:14:25.978 --> 00:14:27.479
  • The nightmare gets loud
  • 00:14:34.019 --> 00:14:37.723
  • The nightmare gets loudthe closer you get to the dream.
  • 00:14:37.723 --> 00:14:39.692
  • the closer you get to the dream.And God, at the same time,
  • 00:14:39.692 --> 00:14:43.162
  • And God, at the same time,often chooses to go silent.
  • 00:14:43.162 --> 00:14:46.098
  • often chooses to go silent.That's why so many people quit.
  • 00:14:46.098 --> 00:14:46.865
  • That's why so many people quit.You're trying to get
  • 00:14:46.865 --> 00:14:47.733
  • You're trying to getto the dream.
  • 00:14:47.733 --> 00:14:49.034
  • to the dream.The nightmare comes.
  • 00:14:49.034 --> 00:14:50.135
  • The nightmare comes.And just when you think
  • 00:14:50.135 --> 00:14:51.770
  • And just when you thinkyou need God to really speak
  • 00:14:51.770 --> 00:14:56.008
  • you need God to really speakto you, He goes silent...
  • 00:14:56.008 --> 00:14:59.945
  • to you, He goes silent...and the nightmare gets louder.
  • 00:14:59.945 --> 00:15:01.213
  • and the nightmare gets louder.And in that moment,
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  • And in that moment,you have to walk by faith.
  • 00:15:03.515 --> 00:15:04.950
  • you have to walk by faith.You have to go because
  • 00:15:04.950 --> 00:15:06.185
  • You have to go becauseyou know God told you
  • 00:15:06.185 --> 00:15:07.353
  • you know God told youwhat He told you.
  • 00:15:07.353 --> 00:15:08.087
  • what He told you.“And I'm not going
  • 00:15:08.087 --> 00:15:08.988
  • “And I'm not goingto give up now
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  • to give up nowand I'm not going
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  • and I'm not goingto doubt it now.
  • 00:15:11.023 --> 00:15:13.359
  • to doubt it now.I'm going to believe God now.”
  • 00:15:13.359 --> 00:15:15.594
  • I'm going to believe God now.”Don't let anybody else's opinion
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  • Don't let anybody else's opinionbecome your reality.
  • 00:15:17.329 --> 00:15:18.497
  • become your reality.Just because you're walking
  • 00:15:18.497 --> 00:15:20.632
  • Just because you're walkingthrough a nightmare doesn't mean
  • 00:15:20.632 --> 00:15:22.267
  • through a nightmare doesn't meanthat the dream isn't real.
  • 00:15:22.267 --> 00:15:23.535
  • that the dream isn't real.And don't you let
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  • And don't you letother people's opinion
  • 00:15:25.337 --> 00:15:26.905
  • other people's opinionbecome your reality.
  • 00:15:26.905 --> 00:15:28.941
  • become your reality.Ten people's opinion
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  • Ten people's opinionin the Old Testament
  • 00:15:30.242 --> 00:15:32.511
  • in the Old Testamentcaused three million people
  • 00:15:32.511 --> 00:15:34.546
  • caused three million peopleto live in the wilderness
  • 00:15:34.546 --> 00:15:37.216
  • to live in the wildernessfor 40 years and wander
  • 00:15:37.216 --> 00:15:37.883
  • for 40 years and wanderin the wilderness
  • 00:15:37.883 --> 00:15:39.485
  • in the wildernessfor 40 years.
  • 00:15:39.485 --> 00:15:42.321
  • for 40 years.They let other,
  • 00:15:42.321 --> 00:15:43.022
  • They let other,ten other people's opinion
  • 00:15:43.022 --> 00:15:46.425
  • ten other people's opinionbecome their reality.
  • 00:15:46.425 --> 00:15:48.160
  • become their reality.Saul had an opinion.
  • 00:15:48.160 --> 00:15:49.194
  • Saul had an opinion.He said, “David,
  • 00:15:49.194 --> 00:15:50.529
  • He said, “David,you can't defeat Goliath
  • 00:15:50.529 --> 00:15:51.497
  • you can't defeat Goliathwith that slingshot
  • 00:15:51.497 --> 00:15:52.698
  • with that slingshotand that stone.
  • 00:15:52.698 --> 00:15:53.966
  • and that stone.You need this armor
  • 00:15:53.966 --> 00:15:54.867
  • and you need to do that.”
  • 00:15:55.968 --> 00:15:57.503
  • and you need to do that.”But David said, “I'm not going
  • 00:15:57.503 --> 00:15:59.538
  • But David said, “I'm not goingto let your opinion,
  • 00:15:59.538 --> 00:16:03.275
  • to let your opinion,Saul, become my reality.
  • 00:16:03.275 --> 00:16:04.343
  • Saul, become my reality.I'm going to do what God
  • 00:16:04.343 --> 00:16:07.646
  • I'm going to do what Godhas told me to do.”
  • 00:16:07.646 --> 00:16:08.480
  • has told me to do.”So many times,
  • 00:16:08.480 --> 00:16:09.982
  • So many times,people give up
  • 00:16:09.982 --> 00:16:11.250
  • people give upand they quit
  • 00:16:11.250 --> 00:16:12.951
  • and they quitright on the verge.
  • 00:16:12.951 --> 00:16:14.053
  • right on the verge.That's why I wanted to end
  • 00:16:14.053 --> 00:16:17.389
  • we have Ishmael, the boy.
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  • to read it to you,
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  • to read it to you,and I want you to see it.
  • 00:16:25.130 --> 00:16:25.864
  • and I want you to see it.And I want you to see
  • 00:16:25.864 --> 00:16:27.299
  • And I want you to seewhat's happening.
  • 00:16:27.299 --> 00:16:29.234
  • what's happening.She's out in the wilderness
  • 00:16:29.234 --> 00:16:30.269
  • She's out in the wildernessand the scripture said,
  • 00:16:30.269 --> 00:16:33.305
  • and the scripture said,in verse 17, that “God heard
  • 00:16:33.305 --> 00:16:36.275
  • in verse 17, that “God heardthe voice of the lad.
  • 00:16:36.275 --> 00:16:37.676
  • the voice of the lad.The angel of God called
  • 00:16:37.676 --> 00:16:39.244
  • The angel of God calledto Hagar out of heaven
  • 00:16:39.244 --> 00:16:40.245
  • to Hagar out of heavenand said to her,
  • 00:16:40.245 --> 00:16:41.914
  • and said to her,What ails you, Hagar?
  • 00:16:41.914 --> 00:16:43.248
  • What ails you, Hagar?Fear not, for God
  • 00:16:43.248 --> 00:16:44.516
  • Fear not, for Godhas heard the voice
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  • has heard the voiceof the lad where he is.
  • 00:16:46.118 --> 00:16:47.186
  • of the lad where he is.”Listen to these words,
  • 00:16:47.186 --> 00:16:48.987
  • ”Listen to these words,verse 18, “Arise;
  • 00:16:48.987 --> 00:16:50.722
  • verse 18, “Arise;lift up the lad.
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  • lift up the lad.Hold him with your hand
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  • Hold him with your handand I will make him
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  • and I will make hima great nation.
  • 00:16:57.029 --> 00:16:58.130
  • a great nation.And God opened her eyes
  • 00:16:58.130 --> 00:17:00.432
  • And God opened her eyesand she saw a well of water.”
  • 00:17:00.432 --> 00:17:01.300
  • and she saw a well of water.”What I want you to see
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  • What I want you to seein this story is Ishmael
  • 00:17:03.068 --> 00:17:05.003
  • in this story is Ishmaelis Hagar's dream.
  • 00:17:05.003 --> 00:17:05.871
  • is Hagar's dream.What I want you to see
  • 00:17:05.871 --> 00:17:06.605
  • What I want you to seein this story
  • 00:17:06.605 --> 00:17:11.143
  • in this storyis she had the dream,
  • 00:17:11.143 --> 00:17:11.743
  • is she had the dream,but she gets
  • 00:17:11.743 --> 00:17:13.479
  • but she getsinto a wilderness.
  • 00:17:13.479 --> 00:17:14.012
  • into a wilderness.And in a moment
  • 00:17:14.012 --> 00:17:15.314
  • And in a momentof discouragement,
  • 00:17:15.314 --> 00:17:16.982
  • of discouragement,she drops the dream.
  • 00:17:16.982 --> 00:17:18.951
  • she drops the dream.She puts it under a bush.
  • 00:17:18.951 --> 00:17:20.586
  • She puts it under a bush.She hears the child crying
  • 00:17:20.586 --> 00:17:22.254
  • She hears the child cryingand she has no resources.
  • 00:17:22.254 --> 00:17:23.989
  • and she has no resources.She has no food, no water,
  • 00:17:23.989 --> 00:17:25.290
  • She has no food, no water,in a hot desert.
  • 00:17:25.290 --> 00:17:27.659
  • in a hot desert.And so, she can't bear to hear
  • 00:17:27.659 --> 00:17:30.229
  • And so, she can't bear to hearthe baby die and suffer,
  • 00:17:30.229 --> 00:17:32.064
  • the baby die and suffer,so she goes far enough away
  • 00:17:32.064 --> 00:17:34.600
  • so she goes far enough awaythat she can't hear him.
  • 00:17:34.600 --> 00:17:35.834
  • that she can't hear him.But there's an amazing thing.
  • 00:17:35.834 --> 00:17:37.336
  • But there's an amazing thing.The Bible said God heard
  • 00:17:37.336 --> 00:17:40.038
  • The Bible said God heardthe dream, or the child,
  • 00:17:40.038 --> 00:17:41.507
  • the dream, or the child,crying out, which tells me
  • 00:17:41.507 --> 00:17:45.210
  • crying out, which tells mesomething really powerful;
  • 00:17:45.210 --> 00:17:45.911
  • something really powerful;that if you have
  • 00:17:45.911 --> 00:17:47.146
  • that if you havea God-given dream,
  • 00:17:47.146 --> 00:17:50.482
  • a God-given dream,it can pray and cry
  • 00:17:50.482 --> 00:17:53.452
  • it can pray and cryeven if you've given up on it.
  • 00:17:53.452 --> 00:17:54.186
  • even if you've given up on it.And she had given up
  • 00:17:54.186 --> 00:17:55.988
  • And she had given upand she had dropped her dream
  • 00:17:55.988 --> 00:17:57.489
  • and she had dropped her dreamand she had walked off somewhere
  • 00:17:57.489 --> 00:17:58.790
  • and she had walked off somewhereand she was weeping
  • 00:17:58.790 --> 00:18:00.359
  • and she was weepingbecause she knew her baby
  • 00:18:00.359 --> 00:18:01.360
  • because she knew her babywas dying.
  • 00:18:01.360 --> 00:18:02.427
  • was dying.Her dream was dying.
  • 00:18:02.427 --> 00:18:02.961
  • Her dream was dying.But the dream
  • 00:18:02.961 --> 00:18:04.930
  • But the dreamwas crying out.
  • 00:18:04.930 --> 00:18:05.631
  • was crying out.The dream --
  • 00:18:05.631 --> 00:18:07.266
  • The dream --The dream was crying out
  • 00:18:07.266 --> 00:18:09.601
  • The dream was crying outand God didn't hear Hagar,
  • 00:18:09.601 --> 00:18:11.737
  • and God didn't hear Hagar,He heard the dream.
  • 00:18:11.737 --> 00:18:12.738
  • He heard the dream.And then, He said
  • 00:18:12.738 --> 00:18:15.007
  • And then, He saidto that mother, “Go back...”
  • 00:18:15.007 --> 00:18:16.108
  • to that mother, “Go back...”And I just really feel like
  • 00:18:16.108 --> 00:18:17.509
  • And I just really feel likethis simple message
  • 00:18:17.509 --> 00:18:18.443
  • this simple messageis for somebody.
  • 00:18:18.443 --> 00:18:19.411
  • is for somebody.I want you to go back
  • 00:18:19.411 --> 00:18:20.579
  • I want you to go backto some dreams
  • 00:18:20.579 --> 00:18:22.714
  • to some dreamsthat you've dropped.
  • 00:18:22.714 --> 00:18:23.282
  • that you've dropped.And I want you
  • 00:18:23.282 --> 00:18:24.416
  • And I want youto pick ‘em back up
  • 00:18:24.416 --> 00:18:25.284
  • to pick ‘em back upbecause I'm not through
  • 00:18:25.284 --> 00:18:26.218
  • because I'm not throughwith ‘em.
  • 00:18:26.218 --> 00:18:27.619
  • with ‘em.I know that it looked like
  • 00:18:27.619 --> 00:18:28.687
  • I know that it looked likea nightmare,
  • 00:18:28.687 --> 00:18:29.988
  • a nightmare,but I just want you to know
  • 00:18:29.988 --> 00:18:31.356
  • but I just want you to knowthat if you endured
  • 00:18:31.356 --> 00:18:32.391
  • that if you enduredthe nightmare,
  • 00:18:32.391 --> 00:18:33.625
  • the nightmare,you're going to experience
  • 00:18:33.625 --> 00:18:34.760
  • you're going to experiencethe dream, and it's time
  • 00:18:34.760 --> 00:18:36.361
  • the dream, and it's timeto pick up some dropped
  • 00:18:36.361 --> 00:18:38.263
  • to pick up some droppeddreams again.
  • 00:18:38.263 --> 00:18:39.231
  • dreams again.“And it's time for you
  • 00:18:39.231 --> 00:18:40.999
  • “And it's time for youto take ‘em in your arms again
  • 00:18:40.999 --> 00:18:43.135
  • to take ‘em in your arms againand hold ‘em up before Me again
  • 00:18:43.135 --> 00:18:45.304
  • and hold ‘em up before Me againand watch Me bring My power
  • 00:18:45.304 --> 00:18:46.338
  • and watch Me bring My powerand My life
  • 00:18:46.338 --> 00:18:47.239
  • and My lifeand My resurrection
  • 00:18:47.239 --> 00:18:48.941
  • and My resurrectionon those dreams
  • 00:18:48.941 --> 00:18:49.474
  • on those dreamsthat you have dropped.”
  • 00:18:49.474 --> 00:18:52.444
  • that you have dropped.”Picking up dropped dreams
  • 00:18:52.444 --> 00:18:54.179
  • Picking up dropped dreamsis a word in season
  • 00:18:54.179 --> 00:18:56.648
  • Then, the Bible said
  • 00:19:00.018 --> 00:19:01.787
  • Then, the Bible saidGod showed her
  • 00:19:01.787 --> 00:19:03.655
  • God showed herwhere the water was.
  • 00:19:03.655 --> 00:19:06.258
  • where the water was.He opened her eyes.
  • 00:19:06.258 --> 00:19:08.060
  • He opened her eyes.God showed her how to keep
  • 00:19:08.060 --> 00:19:11.797
  • God showed her how to keepthe dream alive.
  • 00:19:11.797 --> 00:19:13.565
  • the dream alive.I'm telling you today
  • 00:19:13.565 --> 00:19:16.101
  • I'm telling you todaythat it's time to pick up
  • 00:19:16.101 --> 00:19:18.804
  • that it's time to pick upthe dropped dreams.
  • 00:19:18.804 --> 00:19:21.139
  • the dropped dreams.I'm so glad that God
  • 00:19:21.139 --> 00:19:26.211
  • I'm so glad that Godis faithful.
  • 00:19:26.211 --> 00:19:26.812
  • is faithful.I feel like
  • 00:19:26.812 --> 00:19:28.113
  • I feel likeI'm just standing up here
  • 00:19:28.113 --> 00:19:29.982
  • I'm just standing up hereprophesying now.
  • 00:19:29.982 --> 00:19:31.283
  • prophesying now.I'm standing up here --
  • 00:19:31.283 --> 00:19:32.050
  • I'm standing up here --And I'm going to tell you
  • 00:19:32.050 --> 00:19:33.318
  • And I'm going to tell yousomething else.
  • 00:19:33.318 --> 00:19:35.954
  • something else.You're looking at a preacher
  • 00:19:35.954 --> 00:19:38.890
  • You're looking at a preacherwho has stood in this pulpit,
  • 00:19:38.890 --> 00:19:41.893
  • who has stood in this pulpit,and I have preached pre-trib,
  • 00:19:41.893 --> 00:19:46.665
  • and I have preached pre-trib,meaning before I got out
  • 00:19:46.665 --> 00:19:49.034
  • meaning before I got outof the storm in the nightmare
  • 00:19:49.034 --> 00:19:51.370
  • of the storm in the nightmarewith our family,
  • 00:19:51.370 --> 00:19:52.237
  • with our family,I had to stand here
  • 00:19:52.237 --> 00:19:52.904
  • I had to stand hereand preach,
  • 00:19:52.904 --> 00:19:54.806
  • and preach,“Someday, God will; someday,
  • 00:19:54.806 --> 00:19:56.341
  • “Someday, God will; someday,God will; someday,
  • 00:19:56.341 --> 00:19:58.243
  • God will; someday,God will”.
  • 00:19:58.243 --> 00:19:59.678
  • God will”.Cherise and I had to stand
  • 00:19:59.678 --> 00:20:01.346
  • Cherise and I had to standand say, “Someday,
  • 00:20:01.346 --> 00:20:02.547
  • and say, “Someday,God will.”
  • 00:20:02.547 --> 00:20:03.515
  • God will.”Pre-trib.
  • 00:20:03.515 --> 00:20:06.051
  • Pre-trib.Pre-tribulation.
  • 00:20:06.051 --> 00:20:07.252
  • Pre-tribulation.But now, I stand,
  • 00:20:07.252 --> 00:20:08.720
  • But now, I stand,listen to this,
  • 00:20:08.720 --> 00:20:10.822
  • listen to this,we're post-Trib.
  • 00:20:10.822 --> 00:20:11.857
  • we're post-Trib.Post means after,
  • 00:20:11.857 --> 00:20:12.624
  • Post means after,on the other side.
  • 00:20:12.624 --> 00:20:14.259
  • on the other side.And I can tell some of you
  • 00:20:14.259 --> 00:20:17.262
  • And I can tell some of youyoung little couples out there,
  • 00:20:17.262 --> 00:20:19.498
  • young little couples out there,when I stood up here years ago
  • 00:20:19.498 --> 00:20:20.165
  • when I stood up here years agoand I had a house
  • 00:20:20.165 --> 00:20:24.569
  • and I had a housefull of teenagers;
  • 00:20:24.569 --> 00:20:25.170
  • full of teenagers;Saturday night,
  • 00:20:25.170 --> 00:20:27.105
  • Saturday night,my eyes were puffy
  • 00:20:27.105 --> 00:20:29.041
  • my eyes were puffy‘cause I hadn't slept all night
  • 00:20:29.041 --> 00:20:30.075
  • ‘cause I hadn't slept all nightand worrying about ‘em
  • 00:20:30.075 --> 00:20:30.575
  • and worrying about ‘emand not knowing
  • 00:20:30.575 --> 00:20:32.177
  • and not knowingwhat in the world's going on.
  • 00:20:32.177 --> 00:20:33.478
  • what in the world's going on.We found out something
  • 00:20:33.478 --> 00:20:34.313
  • We found out somethingand this and that,
  • 00:20:34.313 --> 00:20:35.380
  • and this and that,or a phone call,
  • 00:20:35.380 --> 00:20:36.381
  • or a phone call,or this and that.
  • 00:20:36.381 --> 00:20:37.215
  • or this and that.And we liked
  • 00:20:37.215 --> 00:20:38.483
  • And we likedto lost our minds.
  • 00:20:38.483 --> 00:20:39.651
  • to lost our minds.And I'd still get up
  • 00:20:39.651 --> 00:20:40.919
  • And I'd still get upand grab my black Bible
  • 00:20:40.919 --> 00:20:41.853
  • and grab my black Bibleand my microphone.
  • 00:20:41.853 --> 00:20:43.455
  • and my microphone.“And as for me and my house,
  • 00:20:43.455 --> 00:20:44.956
  • “And as for me and my house,we shall be saved.”
  • 00:20:44.956 --> 00:20:46.191
  • we shall be saved.”And “I've got a covenant”.
  • 00:20:46.191 --> 00:20:47.859
  • And “I've got a covenant”.And I was preaching pre-trib.
  • 00:20:47.859 --> 00:20:48.760
  • And I was preaching pre-trib.But now, I'm preaching
  • 00:20:48.760 --> 00:20:49.895
  • But now, I'm preachingpost-trib.
  • 00:20:49.895 --> 00:20:50.929
  • post-trib.Oh, hallelujah.
  • 00:20:50.929 --> 00:20:52.030
  • Oh, hallelujah.I can tell you,
  • 00:20:52.030 --> 00:20:53.565
  • I can tell you,all of ‘em love Jesus.
  • 00:20:53.565 --> 00:20:54.533
  • all of ‘em love Jesus.I can tell you,
  • 00:20:54.533 --> 00:20:56.435
  • I can tell you,all of ‘em serve the Lord.
  • 00:20:56.435 --> 00:20:58.136
  • all of ‘em serve the Lord.I can tell you, all of ‘em
  • 00:20:58.136 --> 00:20:59.871
  • I can tell you, all of ‘emare in church this morning.
  • 00:20:59.871 --> 00:21:01.740
  • are in church this morning.And God can do it for you.
  • 00:21:01.740 --> 00:21:03.175
  • And God can do it for you.Pick up those
  • 00:21:03.175 --> 00:21:04.543
  • Pick up thosedropped dreams and say,
  • 00:21:04.543 --> 00:21:07.179
  • dropped dreams and say,“Hell can't have my family.
  • 00:21:07.179 --> 00:21:09.448
  • “Hell can't have my family.Demons can't have...
  • 00:21:09.448 --> 00:21:10.382
  • Demons can't have...My addiction can't have --
  • 00:21:10.382 --> 00:21:12.551
  • My addiction can't have --Lesbianism, homosexuality,
  • 00:21:12.551 --> 00:21:14.586
  • Lesbianism, homosexuality,sexual immorality
  • 00:21:14.586 --> 00:21:18.156
  • sexual immoralitycannot have my children.”
  • 00:21:18.156 --> 00:21:21.927
  • cannot have my children.”Pick up your dropped dreams.
  • 00:21:21.927 --> 00:21:22.861
  • Pick up your dropped dreams.Somebody praise Him
  • 00:21:22.861 --> 00:21:24.429
  • Somebody praise Himlike you're not afraid
  • 00:21:24.429 --> 00:21:27.632
  • like you're not afraidof the enemy today.
  • 00:21:27.632 --> 00:21:28.867
  • of the enemy today.Addiction can't have
  • 00:21:28.867 --> 00:21:29.835
  • Addiction can't haveyour children.
  • 00:21:29.835 --> 00:21:31.503
  • your children.Wrong people can't have
  • 00:21:31.503 --> 00:21:35.207
  • Wrong people can't haveyour children.
  • 00:21:35.207 --> 00:21:37.142
  • your children.Whoo, hallelujah.
  • 00:21:37.142 --> 00:21:38.310
  • Whoo, hallelujah.Let's get up on our feet
  • 00:21:38.310 --> 00:21:39.945
  • Let's get up on our feetand shout like we believe
  • 00:21:39.945 --> 00:21:41.713
  • and shout like we believethat what God said,
  • 00:21:41.713 --> 00:21:43.281
  • I feel like doing something.
  • 00:21:53.125 --> 00:21:54.793
  • I feel like doing something.How many of you
  • 00:21:54.793 --> 00:21:58.296
  • How many of youhave dropped some dreams?
  • 00:21:58.296 --> 00:21:59.398
  • have dropped some dreams?And you almost didn't want me
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  • And you almost didn't want meto preach what I preached today
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  • to preach what I preached todaybecause you had no intention
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  • because you had no intentionof picking it back up
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  • of picking it back up‘cause you've adjusted,
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  • ‘cause you've adjusted,but just when you think
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  • but just when you thinkyou're safe, God will come
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  • you're safe, God will comealong and say, “It's time.
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  • along and say, “It's time.It's time.”
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  • It's time.”I feel like today
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  • I feel like todaythat you need to pick up
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  • that you need to pick updropped dreams,
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  • dropped dreams,and in your hands hold them up.
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  • and in your hands hold them up.Just lift your hands
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  • Just lift your handsrepresenting dropped dreams.
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  • representing dropped dreams.Hold ‘em before Heaven,
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  • Hold ‘em before Heaven,and say, “God, here it is.”
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  • and say, “God, here it is.”Now everybody say this,
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  • Now everybody say this,“I'm going to trust you
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  • “I'm going to trust youwith this dream
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  • with this dreamlike never before.
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  • like never before.You spoke to Pastor
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  • You spoke to Pastorand you told ‘em to trust you,
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  • and you told ‘em to trust you,and now he's challenging me
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  • and now he's challenging mein my situation
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  • in my situationthat I've been worrying about
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  • that I've been worrying aboutto trust You.”
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  • to trust You.”Say this, “Jesus, I trust You
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  • Say this, “Jesus, I trust Youfrom this day forward.
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  • from this day forward.I believe my dreams will live.”
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  • I believe my dreams will live.”Now give Him praise
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  • Now give Him praiseone more time.
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  • - I want to thank you for
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  • - I want to thank you forjoining us on
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  • joining us onKingdom Connection today.
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  • Kingdom Connection today.Our mission always
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  • Our mission alwaysis lead people to Jesus Christ,
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  • is lead people to Jesus Christ,and if you need Jesus in your
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  • and if you need Jesus in yourlife today,
  • 00:23:20.712 --> 00:23:21.913
  • life today,I want you to pray this prayer
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  • I want you to pray this prayerwith me.
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  • with me.Just say, "Lord Jesus,
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  • Just say, "Lord Jesus,thank you for your
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  • thank you for yourunfailing love.
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  • unfailing love.Thank you that you never
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  • Thank you that you nevergive up on me.
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  • give up on me.Thank you Lord, that your grace
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  • Thank you Lord, that your graceand your mercy is already
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  • and your mercy is alreadycleansing me.
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  • cleansing me.When I breathe and call
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  • When I breathe and callyour name,
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  • your name,forgiveness comes to my life.
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  • forgiveness comes to my life.And I receive you, Jesus,
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  • And I receive you, Jesus,as my Lord and Savior.
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  • as my Lord and Savior.And I give you the praise
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  • I wanted to take just a moment
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  • I wanted to take just a momentto talk to you from my heart
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  • to talk to you from my heartabout an amazing door God
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  • about an amazing door Godhas opened for us
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  • has opened for usin the nation of Israel.
  • 00:23:58.717 --> 00:23:59.951
  • in the nation of Israel.Favor has been granted
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  • Favor has been grantedto this ministry in ways
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  • to this ministry in waysthat blows my mind,
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  • that blows my mind,to be honest.
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  • to be honest.We partnered with an incredible
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  • We partnered with an incredibleorganization called YEL
  • 00:24:07.993 --> 00:24:09.794
  • organization called YELto feed and bring comfort
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  • to feed and bring comfortto the elderly Holocaust
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  • to the elderly Holocaustsurvivors.
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  • survivors.We have been receiving
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  • We have been receivingso many thank you videos
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  • so many thank you videosfrom Holocaust survivors,
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  • from Holocaust survivors,and even government officials
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  • and even government officialsand I wanted to share one
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  • and I wanted to share onewith you, listen to this,
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  • - Jentezen Franklin,
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  • Thank you very much for your
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  • beautiful gift for Passover.
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  • I wish you the best, healthy,
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  • and the life --
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  • When you partner with us today
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  • When you partner with us todaywe want to give you some
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  • we want to give you someamazing gifts and resources
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  • amazing gifts and resourcesincluding my message,
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  • including my message,"Grace, Grace".
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  • "Grace, Grace".And I believe this message
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  • And I believe this messageis one of the most important
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  • is one of the most importantmessages I've ever preached.
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  • what you can do to be a part
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  • - Right now we have an amazing
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  • but brief window of opportunity
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  • to share the love of God
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  • with elderly Holocaust survivors
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  • living in Israel.
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  • In recent months,
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  • the COVID-19 virus outbreak
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  • has only added to the fear
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  • and worry these amazing
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  • Holocaust survivors have
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  • had to confront.
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  • To say thank you for taking
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  • that step with a gift of $50
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  • or more today,
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  • we'll send you the encouraging
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  • series, "Grace, Grace" on DVD
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  • along with a digital download,
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  • plus, a travel tumbler,
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  • - Your words have power,
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  • - Your words have power,speak grace, grace.
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  • speak grace, grace.Lay your hands on your business
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  • Lay your hands on your businessand grace, grace.
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  • and grace, grace.When you pull up
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  • When you pull upin the parking lot,
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  • in the parking lot,grace, grace to your job.
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  • grace, grace to your job.When you fill out an application
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  • When you fill out an applicationto go in and get a job,
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  • - If you're able to sow
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  • a gift of $300 or more today,
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  • we'll respond by sending
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  • the Jentezen Franklin
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  • Legacy study bible,
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  • and an art piece declaring
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  • Zechariah 4:7.
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  • Plus, a "Grace, Grace" notepad
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  • and journal.
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  • Finally, with your gift of
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  • $1.000 or more today you'll
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  • receive this special edition
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  • Jentezen Franklin Legacy
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  • study bible.
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  • We'll also plant a tree
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  • in Israel in your honor,
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  • and send an exclusive
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  • Comfort my People certificate.
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  • Your help in this time of need
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  • is critical, and you'll be
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  • living out the prophecy
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  • found in Isaiah 40.
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  • "Comfort, comfort my people."
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  • To learn more, please call now
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  • or visit us at
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  • - Cherise and I want to invite
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  • you to join us on our
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  • Holy Land tour.
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  • It's an amazing trip,
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  • unlike anything you've
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  • ever experienced.
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  • And we'll be on the trip,
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  • we get on the busses,
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  • our family will be on there,
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  • and I promise you,
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  • it will change your life.
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  • You've been thinking about it,
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  • you've been praying about it.
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  • This is the year to go.
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  • God's gonna open your eyes
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  • to things you've never seen
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  • and experienced before
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  • in the Holy Land.
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  • - We hope you've enjoyed
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  • this teaching
  • 00:27:11.009 --> 00:27:12.110
  • by Jentezen Franklin
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  • and thank you
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  • for your continued support
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  • of this ministry.
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  • Your prayers
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  • and financial support
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  • make these programs possible.
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  • For more information
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  • about this message
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  • and other ministry resources,
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  • visit us online
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