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Priceless Lessons from the Life of Judas

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March 23, 2020
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin brings practical meaning to spiritual truths found in God’s Word.

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Priceless Lessons from the Life of Judas

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  • - Today I wanna focus
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  • - Today I wanna focuson "The priceless lessons
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  • on "The priceless lessonsfrom the life of Judas."
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  • from the life of Judas."When I look at the life
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  • When I look at the lifeof Judas, I see that he lost
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  • of Judas, I see that he lostsome things in his life
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  • some things in his lifethat are almost indescribable.
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  • that are almost indescribable.He lost the personal
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  • He lost the personalpresence of Jesus.
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  • presence of Jesus.He lost powerful fellowship
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  • He lost powerful fellowshipwith the apostles
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  • with the apostlesand the body of Christ.
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  • and the body of Christ.He lost the privilege
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  • He lost the privilegeof participation in ministry.
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  • of participation in ministry.He lost his reward in Heaven.
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  • He lost his reward in Heaven.And so there must be some
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  • And so there must be somepriceless lessons that we
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  • priceless lessons that wecan learn from the life
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  • can learn from the lifeof Judas Iscariot.
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  • of Judas Iscariot.First of all, the first lesson
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  • First of all, the first lessonthat Judas teaches us
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  • that Judas teaches usis Judas refused to change.
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  • is Judas refused to change.When I think about Judas
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  • When I think about Judasand how that he was there --
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  • and how that he was there --he saw the eyes
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  • he saw the eyesof the blind opened.
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  • of the blind opened.He saw the lepers cleansed.
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  • He saw the lepers cleansed.He saw them go off shouting
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  • He saw them go off shoutingand leaping.
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  • and leaping.The lame running the aisles
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  • The lame running the aislesin the synagogue after
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  • in the synagogue afterthey took up their bed
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  • they took up their bedand walked.
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  • and walked.He was there.
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  • He was there.He was there when Lazarus
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  • He was there when Lazaruswas raised from the dead
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  • was raised from the deadand the stone was rolled away.
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  • and the stone was rolled away.He was there.
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  • He was there.Yet, when he came down to it,
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  • Yet, when he came down to it,he never really changed.
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  • he never really changed.The Bible said that --
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  • The Bible said that --the scripture says that when
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  • the scripture says that whenJesus chose the disciples,
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  • Jesus chose the disciples,He said "I choose you all,
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  • He said "I choose you all,and one of you is a devil."
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  • and one of you is a devil."That was on the day that
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  • That was on the day thatJesus -- these words were spoken
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  • Jesus -- these words were spokenon the day after He
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  • on the day after Hehad made all of His selection
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  • had made all of His selectionof 12 disciples.
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  • of 12 disciples.And Jesus let 'em know,
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  • And Jesus let 'em know,one of you is a devil.
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  • one of you is a devil.The sad story of Judas is this.
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  • The sad story of Judas is this.He started out a devil,
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  • He started out a devil,he lived with Jesus for three
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  • he lived with Jesus for threeyears, and he ended up a devil.
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  • years, and he ended up a devil.He did not ever change.
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  • He did not ever change.He refused to change.
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  • He refused to change.The challenge of Judas' life
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  • The challenge of Judas' lifeis that he started out
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  • is that he started outthe same way he ended.
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  • the same way he ended.It's not enough just to be
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  • It's not enough just to bewhere Jesus is.
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  • where Jesus is.It's not enough just to
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  • It's not enough just tohear the word of Jesus
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  • hear the word of Jesustaught to you.
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  • taught to you.It's not enough to
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  • It's not enough toassociate with other believers.
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  • associate with other believers.The greatest challenge
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  • The greatest challengeis to let God change your life.
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  • is to let God change your life.Christianity is about
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  • Christianity is abouta better you.
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  • a better you.A freer you.
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  • A freer you.A more like Jesus you.
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  • A more like Jesus you.And I don't ever wanna get
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  • And I don't ever wanna getso churchy that I can hang
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  • so churchy that I can hangaround Jesus,
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  • around Jesus,but He never changes me,
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  • but He never changes me,and changes my attitude,
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  • and changes my attitude,and changes my morality,
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  • and changes my morality,and changes my spirit
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  • and changes my spiritto be more like His spirit.
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  • to be more like His spirit.Judas rejected change.
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  • Judas rejected change.The second, I think,
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  • The second, I think,powerful lesson
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  • powerful lessonand priceless lesson
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  • and priceless lessonfrom the life of Judas is this.
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  • from the life of Judas is this.Judas wanted to give Jesus
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  • Judas wanted to give Jesussomething, but not everything.
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  • something, but not everything.You see, when he saw that woman,
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  • You see, when he saw that woman,Mary, who broke open
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  • Mary, who broke openthe alabaster box
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  • the alabaster boxthat cost one year's wages,
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  • that cost one year's wages,and poured it out
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  • and poured it outon the feet of Jesus,
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  • on the feet of Jesus,and she began to worship
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  • and she began to worshipwith tears,
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  • with tears,and dry His feet with her hair,
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  • and dry His feet with her hair,it was such extravagant worship
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  • it was such extravagant worshipthat Judas had a problem
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  • that Judas had a problemwith it,
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  • with it,and spoke up and said,
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  • and spoke up and said,for what purpose is this waste?
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  • for what purpose is this waste?He was upset not that the woman
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  • He was upset not that the womangave something.
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  • gave something.He was OK with the woman
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  • He was OK with the womangiving something.
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  • giving something.He just didn't think she should
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  • He just didn't think she shouldhave given everything.
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  • have given everything.And one of the priceless
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  • And one of the pricelesslessons, if you don't wanna
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  • lessons, if you don't wannaend up like Judas, is you --
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  • end up like Judas, is you --usually when people
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  • usually when peoplehave the attitude that they're,
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  • have the attitude that they're,you know --
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  • you know --I'm just gonna give Jesus
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  • I'm just gonna give Jesussomething, but not everything,
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  • something, but not everything,they end up giving
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  • they end up givingand losing it all.
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  • and losing it all.And that's what happened
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  • And that's what happenedto Judas.
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  • to Judas.Judas reached a point
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  • Judas reached a pointwhere he lost it all.
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  • where he lost it all.He actually reached a place
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  • He actually reached a placewhere he said,
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  • where he said,I'm OK with giving God
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  • I'm OK with giving Godsomething, but I'm not
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  • something, but I'm notgoing to give Him
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  • going to give Himcompletely everything.
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  • completely everything.In other words,
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  • In other words,it's partial commitment.
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  • it's partial commitment.He refused to change.
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  • He refused to change.Secondly, he was willing
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  • Secondly, he was willingto give Jesus something,
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  • to give Jesus something,but not everything.
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  • but not everything.Let me tell you where joy
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  • Let me tell you where joyis in the Christian walk.
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  • is in the Christian walk.It's when you
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  • It's when yousurrender everything.
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  • surrender everything.When you say Lord,
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  • When you say Lord,if I've got it, you can have it.
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  • if I've got it, you can have it.You can have my relationships.
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  • You can have my relationships.You can have my future.
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  • You can have my future.You can have my mind.
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  • You can have my mind.You can have my body.
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  • You can have my body.You can have everything
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  • You can have everythingthat I am.
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  • that I am.I surrender everything to you.
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  • I surrender everything to you.Judas, thirdly, teaches us
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  • Judas, thirdly, teaches usanother priceless lesson.
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  • another priceless lesson.Notice that Judas called
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  • Notice that Judas calledworship "waste."
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  • worship "waste."He called worship waste.
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  • He called worship waste.He said, what is this waste?
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  • He said, what is this waste?She was -- and Mary called
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  • She was -- and Mary calledit worship.
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  • it worship.She said, I'm worshipping.
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  • She said, I'm worshipping.And Jesus said,
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  • And Jesus said,you leave her alone.
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  • you leave her alone.She's doing something great.
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  • She's doing something great.But Judas -- in his eyes,
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  • But Judas -- in his eyes,worship was waste.
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  • worship was waste.And if you don't wanna
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  • And if you don't wannafall away, you better not allow
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  • fall away, you better not allowthe attitude that worship time
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  • the attitude that worship timeis wasting time.
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  • is wasting time.That you don't need all
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  • That you don't need allthis praise and worship
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  • this praise and worshipstuff in your life,
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  • stuff in your life,and you don't ever need
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  • and you don't ever needto lift your hands in worship,
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  • to lift your hands in worship,and you don't ever need
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  • and you don't ever needto clap your hands.
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  • to clap your hands.I don't care what denomination
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  • I don't care what denominationyou're in.
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  • you're in.I don't care what your
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  • I don't care what yourreligious background is.
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  • religious background is.This is not -- praise is
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  • This is not -- praise isnot a Pentecostal thing.
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  • not a Pentecostal thing.A charismatic thing.
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  • A charismatic thing.It is a Bible thing.
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  • It is a Bible thing.Read this book.
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  • Read this book.It said "Praise Him with
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  • It said "Praise Him withclapping of hands."
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  • clapping of hands."Praise Him with
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  • Praise Him withthe lifting of hands.
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  • the lifting of hands.Praise Him with a shout.
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  • Praise Him with a shout.Praise Him in the dance.
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  • Praise Him in the dance.Praise Him
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  • Praise Himwith musical instruments.
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  • with musical instruments.And we're not wasting time
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  • And we're not wasting timewhen we're pouring
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  • when we're pouringour praise on Jesus.
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  • our praise on Jesus.So why don't you go ahead
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  • So why don't you go aheadand pour your praise
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  • and pour your praiseon Jesus for a moment.
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  • on Jesus for a moment.You're not wasting it if you're
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  • You're not wasting it if you'repouring it on Jesus.
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  • pouring it on Jesus.It's the greatest thing
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  • It's the greatest thingyou can clap your hands for.
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  • you can clap your hands for.It's the greatest thing
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  • It's the greatest thingyou can use your emotions
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  • you can use your emotionsfor is to praise the Lamb
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  • for is to praise the Lambthat was slain.
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  • that was slain.Hallelujah.
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  • The fourth priceless lesson
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  • The fourth priceless lessonfrom Judas
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  • from Judasis Judas knew about Jesus.
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  • is Judas knew about Jesus.He knew about Him,
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  • He knew about Him,but He didn't know Him.
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  • but He didn't know Him.I wanna prove it to you.
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  • I wanna prove it to you.It's amazing to me that
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  • It's amazing to me thatat the Last Supper,
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  • at the Last Supper,the Bible said that Jesus turned
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  • the Bible said that Jesus turnedagain and said,
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  • again and said,one of you will betray me.
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  • one of you will betray me.And they all began to ask:
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  • And they all began to ask:Lord, is it I?
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  • Lord, is it I?Lord, is it I?
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  • Lord, is it I?Every one of them.
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  • Every one of them.But when you get to Judas,
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  • But when you get to Judas,he had a different response.
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  • he had a different response.He said, "Master, is it I?"
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  • He said, "Master, is it I?"All the others said "Lord,"
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  • All the others said "Lord,"but he said Master.
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  • but he said Master.And master is a term
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  • And master is a termin the Bible that
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  • in the Bible thatis in reference to teacher.
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  • is in reference to teacher.Did you ever watch
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  • Did you ever watchGrasshopper?
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  • Grasshopper?Teacher.
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  • Teacher.Master.
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  • Master.Y'all don't know
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  • Y'all don't knowwhat I'm talking about, just...
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  • what I'm talking about, just...[Laughter]
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  • [Laughter]Master is a teacher.
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  • Master is a teacher.It's Rabbi, not Lord.
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  • It's Rabbi, not Lord.Lord is the sovereign God
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  • Lord is the sovereign Godof the universe.
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  • of the universe.So He's master, He's teacher,
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  • So He's master, He's teacher,but He's not Lord
  • 00:08:22.915 --> 00:08:26.385
  • but He's not Lordand God of my life.
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  • and God of my life.He knew about Him
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  • He knew about Himbecause he was a teacher,
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  • because he was a teacher,but he did not receive Him
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  • but he did not receive Himand know Him for who He was
  • 00:08:36.829 --> 00:08:38.564
  • and know Him for who He wasand who He is.
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  • and who He is.And that's what
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  • And that's whatI want you to see.
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  • I want you to see.The fact that Jesus knew
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  • The fact that Jesus knewfor three years that Judas
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  • for three years that Judaswas the one
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  • was the onewho would betray Him.
  • 00:08:47.440 --> 00:08:48.207
  • who would betray Him.I want you to see something
  • 00:08:48.207 --> 00:08:50.443
  • I want you to see somethingbeautiful about Jesus.
  • 00:08:50.443 --> 00:08:53.613
  • beautiful about Jesus.But Jesus refused to expose him
  • 00:08:53.613 --> 00:08:55.648
  • But Jesus refused to expose himto the others.
  • 00:08:55.648 --> 00:08:59.118
  • to the others.He refused and gave no clue
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  • He refused and gave no clueof which one would do it.
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  • of which one would do it.That's why they all
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  • That's why they allsaid Lord, is it I?
  • 00:09:02.455 --> 00:09:04.390
  • said Lord, is it I?'Cause they had no idea
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  • 'Cause they had no ideawhich one.
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  • which one.And He knew the whole time,
  • 00:09:06.926 --> 00:09:07.727
  • And He knew the whole time,but Jesus
  • 00:09:07.727 --> 00:09:14.133
  • but Jesusis so fair to Judas, so --
  • 00:09:14.133 --> 00:09:16.135
  • is so fair to Judas, so --refused to expose him
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  • refused to expose himand shame him
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  • and shame himin front of the others.
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  • in front of the others.You know, when you mess up,
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  • You know, when you mess up,and you --
  • 00:09:21.641 --> 00:09:22.742
  • and you --had that been me,
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  • had that been me,or had you --
  • 00:09:24.143 --> 00:09:25.144
  • or had you --and we have a devil
  • 00:09:25.144 --> 00:09:26.579
  • and we have a devilin our life?
  • 00:09:26.579 --> 00:09:28.247
  • in our life?Everybody knows their name
  • 00:09:28.247 --> 00:09:29.548
  • Everybody knows their name'cause we tell everybody
  • 00:09:29.548 --> 00:09:31.117
  • 'cause we tell everybodywhat they did to us.
  • 00:09:31.117 --> 00:09:33.619
  • what they did to us.But Jesus knew what Judas
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  • But Jesus knew what Judaswas gonna do to Him
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  • was gonna do to Himand refused to allow him
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  • and refused to allow himto be exposed
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  • to be exposedto the other disciples
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  • to the other disciplesfor three years.
  • 00:09:43.329 --> 00:09:46.632
  • for three years.Judas knew about Jesus,
  • 00:09:46.632 --> 00:09:47.667
  • Judas knew about Jesus,but didn't know Him.
  • 00:09:47.667 --> 00:09:48.834
  • but didn't know Him.Let me give you another one.
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  • Let me give you another one.Number five...
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  • Number five...There's just seven.
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  • There's just seven.Judas had incorrect timing.
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  • Judas had incorrect timing.You see, many of the scholars
  • 00:09:59.345 --> 00:10:02.148
  • You see, many of the scholarsbelieve that Judas
  • 00:10:02.148 --> 00:10:03.549
  • believe that Judasreally didn't believe
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  • really didn't believeor have any comprehension
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  • or have any comprehensionthat Jesus would be crucified
  • 00:10:07.186 --> 00:10:08.254
  • that Jesus would be crucifiedby his betrayal.
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  • by his betrayal.Which this really makes
  • 00:10:08.988 --> 00:10:09.989
  • Which this really makeslogical sense
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  • logical sensewhen you think about it.
  • 00:10:12.458 --> 00:10:14.727
  • when you think about it.He believed this.
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  • He believed this.He believed that if
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  • He believed that ifhe betrayed Him,
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  • he betrayed Him,and he brought the soldiers
  • 00:10:19.532 --> 00:10:22.468
  • and he brought the soldiersto arrest Him, that somehow
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  • to arrest Him, that somehowthat would speed up
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  • that would speed upthe coming kingdom.
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  • the coming kingdom.And that would cause
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  • And that would causea revolution.
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  • a revolution.That Jesus would stop
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  • That Jesus would stopputting off this whole thing
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  • putting off this whole thingof a new kingdom
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  • of a new kingdomcoming to earth.
  • 00:10:34.313 --> 00:10:35.381
  • coming to earth.He didn't understand.
  • 00:10:35.381 --> 00:10:36.315
  • He didn't understand.He thought it was gonna be
  • 00:10:36.315 --> 00:10:38.684
  • He thought it was gonna bean earthly kingdom.
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  • an earthly kingdom.A political kingdom.
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  • A political kingdom.They would take
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  • They would takethe nation of Israel back
  • 00:10:42.288 --> 00:10:44.023
  • the nation of Israel backfrom the Roman Empire,
  • 00:10:44.023 --> 00:10:44.623
  • from the Roman Empire,and he thought
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  • and he thoughthe was starting --
  • 00:10:46.058 --> 00:10:47.660
  • he was starting --and he would push Jesus
  • 00:10:47.660 --> 00:10:48.561
  • and he would push Jesusinto doing it.
  • 00:10:48.561 --> 00:10:50.229
  • into doing it.He never expected this
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  • He never expected thismiracle worker
  • 00:10:51.130 --> 00:10:52.098
  • miracle workercould be arrested
  • 00:10:52.098 --> 00:10:53.065
  • could be arrestedby these soldiers.
  • 00:10:53.065 --> 00:10:54.033
  • by these soldiers.He thought he would start
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  • He thought he would starta revolution.
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  • a revolution.In other words,
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  • In other words,one of the priceless lessons
  • 00:11:01.907 --> 00:11:02.875
  • one of the priceless lessonsof Judas' life
  • 00:11:02.875 --> 00:11:06.912
  • of Judas' lifeis he had incorrect timing.
  • 00:11:06.912 --> 00:11:07.713
  • is he had incorrect timing.And what I'm saying
  • 00:11:07.713 --> 00:11:09.982
  • And what I'm sayingto you is simply this:
  • 00:11:09.982 --> 00:11:12.618
  • to you is simply this:We can't make God hurry up
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  • We can't make God hurry upto do what we want Him
  • 00:11:13.953 --> 00:11:16.455
  • to do what we want Himto do in our life.
  • 00:11:16.455 --> 00:11:17.690
  • to do in our life.We can't press God
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  • We can't press Godto do things now
  • 00:11:19.792 --> 00:11:22.762
  • to do things nowwhen God says wait.
  • 00:11:22.762 --> 00:11:24.263
  • when God says wait.You don't tell God,
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  • You don't tell God,I give you one year to fix this.
  • 00:11:26.966 --> 00:11:29.068
  • I give you one year to fix this.Or I give you six months,
  • 00:11:29.068 --> 00:11:30.402
  • Or I give you six months,and if I'm not married,
  • 00:11:30.402 --> 00:11:31.470
  • and if I'm not married,I'm just gonna go get me
  • 00:11:31.470 --> 00:11:32.705
  • I'm just gonna go get mesomething outta the club.
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  • something outta the club.I'm gonna get married.
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  • I'm gonna get married.You don't do that.
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  • You don't do that.That is a priceless lesson
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  • That is a priceless lessonfrom Judas' life.
  • 00:11:43.849 --> 00:11:44.950
  • from Judas' life.That when you begin
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  • That when you beginto take the timing,
  • 00:11:46.485 --> 00:11:47.520
  • to take the timing,and say I'm tired
  • 00:11:47.520 --> 00:11:48.554
  • and say I'm tiredof waiting on God,
  • 00:11:48.554 --> 00:11:49.622
  • of waiting on God,and want Him to hurry up
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  • and want Him to hurry upand do something.
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  • and do something.If He doesn't,
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  • If He doesn't,I'm gonna take things
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  • I'm gonna take thingsin my own hands.
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  • in my own hands.Some of you are doing that.
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  • Some of you are doing that.Some of you right now
  • 00:11:58.931 --> 00:11:59.765
  • Some of you right nowhave decided
  • 00:11:59.765 --> 00:12:02.001
  • have decidedthat God's timing is off,
  • 00:12:02.001 --> 00:12:04.937
  • that God's timing is off,and yours is right.
  • 00:12:04.937 --> 00:12:06.972
  • and yours is right.We must let God be God,
  • 00:12:06.972 --> 00:12:10.810
  • We must let God be God,and trust Him and His timing
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  • and trust Him and His timingfor our lives.
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  • for our lives.Number six.
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  • Number six.Boy, what a powerful lesson
  • 00:12:17.683 --> 00:12:19.118
  • Boy, what a powerful lessonthis is right here now.
  • 00:12:19.118 --> 00:12:21.020
  • this is right here now.This point.
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  • This point.Judas teaches us
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  • Judas teaches usthe priceless lesson
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  • the priceless lessonfrom his life.
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  • from his life.The Bible said
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  • The Bible saidthat when he told the soldiers
  • 00:12:34.767 --> 00:12:36.135
  • that when he told the soldiershe was gonna take them
  • 00:12:36.135 --> 00:12:37.403
  • he was gonna take themto where Jesus was
  • 00:12:37.403 --> 00:12:38.404
  • to where Jesus wasto be arrested
  • 00:12:38.404 --> 00:12:38.938
  • to be arrestedthat he said,
  • 00:12:38.938 --> 00:12:41.974
  • that he said,you wait here and hide.
  • 00:12:41.974 --> 00:12:43.108
  • you wait here and hide.And the way you'll know
  • 00:12:43.108 --> 00:12:45.811
  • And the way you'll knowwhich one He is,
  • 00:12:45.811 --> 00:12:48.781
  • which one He is,is I'll kiss Him on the cheek.
  • 00:12:48.781 --> 00:12:50.549
  • is I'll kiss Him on the cheek.And the one whom I kiss,
  • 00:12:50.549 --> 00:12:51.750
  • And the one whom I kiss,that is He.
  • 00:12:51.750 --> 00:12:52.518
  • that is He.And then he said these
  • 00:12:52.518 --> 00:12:53.953
  • And then he said thesepowerful words.
  • 00:12:53.953 --> 00:12:54.587
  • powerful words.And when you get
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  • And when you getyour hands on Him,
  • 00:12:57.189 --> 00:13:00.192
  • your hands on Him,hold Him fast.
  • 00:13:00.192 --> 00:13:01.727
  • hold Him fast.Some translations say
  • 00:13:01.727 --> 00:13:06.832
  • Some translations saydon't let Him go.
  • 00:13:06.832 --> 00:13:08.400
  • don't let Him go.Judas teaches us
  • 00:13:08.400 --> 00:13:09.335
  • Judas teaches usthat if you ever get
  • 00:13:09.335 --> 00:13:12.705
  • that if you ever getyour hands on Jesus,
  • 00:13:12.705 --> 00:13:15.140
  • your hands on Jesus,never let Him go.
  • 00:13:15.140 --> 00:13:15.574
  • never let Him go.I don't care
  • 00:13:15.574 --> 00:13:17.009
  • I don't carehow far you fall.
  • 00:13:17.009 --> 00:13:17.509
  • how far you fall.I don't care
  • 00:13:17.509 --> 00:13:19.011
  • I don't carehow bad you mess up.
  • 00:13:19.011 --> 00:13:19.445
  • how bad you mess up.I don't care
  • 00:13:19.445 --> 00:13:20.880
  • I don't careif you have a relapse.
  • 00:13:20.880 --> 00:13:22.081
  • if you have a relapse.I don't care if you bring
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  • I don't care if you bringshame and disgrace.
  • 00:13:23.649 --> 00:13:25.484
  • shame and disgrace.Don't you ever let Him go
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  • Don't you ever let Him goif you ever get
  • 00:13:26.151 --> 00:13:28.220
  • if you ever getyour hands on Jesus.
  • 00:13:28.220 --> 00:13:29.121
  • your hands on Jesus.I promise you
  • 00:13:29.121 --> 00:13:30.289
  • I promise youHe'll never let you go
  • 00:13:30.289 --> 00:13:32.091
  • He'll never let you goif you won't let Him go.
  • 00:13:32.091 --> 00:13:33.525
  • if you won't let Him go.And even when your hand
  • 00:13:33.525 --> 00:13:34.460
  • And even when your handis getting loose,
  • 00:13:34.460 --> 00:13:35.060
  • is getting loose,and your grip
  • 00:13:35.060 --> 00:13:37.663
  • and your gripis getting separated,
  • 00:13:37.663 --> 00:13:40.099
  • is getting separated,He will go the extra effort
  • 00:13:40.099 --> 00:13:41.200
  • He will go the extra effortto never, ever --
  • 00:13:41.200 --> 00:13:42.301
  • to never, ever --people in religion
  • 00:13:42.301 --> 00:13:43.669
  • people in religionwill let you go,
  • 00:13:43.669 --> 00:13:46.772
  • will let you go,but Jesus will never let you go.
  • 00:13:46.772 --> 00:13:49.041
  • but Jesus will never let you go.And Judas teaches us,
  • 00:13:49.041 --> 00:13:50.342
  • And Judas teaches us,if you ever get
  • 00:13:50.342 --> 00:13:52.511
  • if you ever getyour hands on Jesus,
  • 00:13:52.511 --> 00:13:55.247
  • your hands on Jesus,don't let Him go.
  • 00:13:55.247 --> 00:13:57.283
  • don't let Him go.Don't let anything
  • 00:13:57.283 --> 00:13:59.018
  • Don't let anythingshake you loose.
  • 00:13:59.018 --> 00:14:00.986
  • shake you loose.Don't let anything
  • 00:14:00.986 --> 00:14:02.388
  • Don't let anythingsever the grip
  • 00:14:02.388 --> 00:14:04.356
  • sever the gripthat you have on Jesus.
  • 00:14:04.356 --> 00:14:06.258
  • that you have on Jesus.Don't let serving Him so long
  • 00:14:06.258 --> 00:14:08.994
  • Don't let serving Him so longcause you to loosen your grip
  • 00:14:08.994 --> 00:14:11.263
  • cause you to loosen your gripon Jesus in these years
  • 00:14:11.263 --> 00:14:15.367
  • on Jesus in these yearsof your life.
  • 00:14:15.367 --> 00:14:18.370
  • of your life.Hold on to Him.
  • 00:14:18.370 --> 00:14:20.172
  • Hold on to Him.Judas teaches us
  • 00:14:20.172 --> 00:14:22.074
  • Judas teaches usthis powerful lesson.
  • 00:14:22.074 --> 00:14:26.278
  • this powerful lesson.That if you ever get freedom,
  • 00:14:26.278 --> 00:14:28.113
  • That if you ever get freedom,don't let it go.
  • 00:14:28.113 --> 00:14:30.215
  • don't let it go.If you ever get liberated
  • 00:14:30.215 --> 00:14:31.617
  • If you ever get liberatedfrom alcoholism,
  • 00:14:31.617 --> 00:14:32.985
  • from alcoholism,and drug addiction,
  • 00:14:32.985 --> 00:14:35.821
  • and drug addiction,and perversion, don't let it go.
  • 00:14:35.821 --> 00:14:37.323
  • and perversion, don't let it go.Because there's seven
  • 00:14:37.323 --> 00:14:38.891
  • Because there's sevenmore spirits that are waiting
  • 00:14:38.891 --> 00:14:40.859
  • more spirits that are waitingout there to take you deeper
  • 00:14:40.859 --> 00:14:42.194
  • out there to take you deeperand further than you've ever
  • 00:14:42.194 --> 00:14:43.195
  • and further than you've everbeen before.
  • 00:14:43.195 --> 00:14:43.762
  • been before.The bondage
  • 00:14:43.762 --> 00:14:45.364
  • The bondagewill be even greater.
  • 00:14:45.364 --> 00:14:46.999
  • will be even greater.The latter end will be more
  • 00:14:46.999 --> 00:14:50.002
  • The latter end will be morethan the former.
  • 00:14:50.002 --> 00:14:50.869
  • than the former.Keep coming back
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  • Keep coming backto Jesus.
  • 00:14:51.737 --> 00:14:52.438
  • to Jesus.Broken.
  • 00:14:52.438 --> 00:14:54.139
  • Broken.Sometimes messed up.
  • 00:14:54.139 --> 00:14:55.474
  • Sometimes messed up.Sometimes ashamed.
  • 00:14:55.474 --> 00:14:57.009
  • Sometimes ashamed.Sometimes afraid.
  • 00:14:57.009 --> 00:15:00.913
  • Sometimes afraid.But keep coming back to Jesus.
  • 00:15:00.913 --> 00:15:02.147
  • But keep coming back to Jesus.If you've ever laid
  • 00:15:02.147 --> 00:15:02.815
  • If you've ever laidhands on Him,
  • 00:15:02.815 --> 00:15:03.882
  • hands on Him,don't let Him go.
  • 00:15:03.882 --> 00:15:04.883
  • don't let Him go.Somebody' watching me
  • 00:15:04.883 --> 00:15:06.218
  • Somebody' watching meby television,
  • 00:15:06.218 --> 00:15:07.553
  • by television,and you've almost felt like
  • 00:15:07.553 --> 00:15:08.921
  • and you've almost felt liketaking your life this week.
  • 00:15:08.921 --> 00:15:10.189
  • taking your life this week.But I'm here to tell you
  • 00:15:10.189 --> 00:15:11.056
  • But I'm here to tell youthat what you had
  • 00:15:11.056 --> 00:15:12.524
  • that what you hadwhen you were a little child --
  • 00:15:12.524 --> 00:15:14.626
  • when you were a little child --it's been a long journey,
  • 00:15:14.626 --> 00:15:16.061
  • it's been a long journey,and the enemy's taken you
  • 00:15:16.061 --> 00:15:17.229
  • and the enemy's taken youto the depths of sin
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  • to the depths of sinand bondage.
  • 00:15:18.430 --> 00:15:19.365
  • and bondage.But you know
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  • But you knowthat Jesus you touched
  • 00:15:20.966 --> 00:15:22.101
  • that Jesus you touchedwhen you were a child?
  • 00:15:22.101 --> 00:15:23.569
  • when you were a child?You don't have to let Him go
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  • You don't have to let Him gobecause He hasn't let you go.
  • 00:15:25.170 --> 00:15:26.538
  • because He hasn't let you go.Come back home to Him.
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  • Come back home to Him.Come back to Him.
  • 00:15:28.207 --> 00:15:29.842
  • Come back to Him.His love and mercy
  • 00:15:29.842 --> 00:15:31.043
  • His love and mercyis everlasting.
  • 00:15:31.043 --> 00:15:33.379
  • is everlasting.Come back to Him.
  • 00:15:33.379 --> 00:15:34.413
  • Come back to Him.Come back to Him.
  • 00:15:34.413 --> 00:15:36.081
  • Come back to Him.At all of our campuses,
  • 00:15:36.081 --> 00:15:37.216
  • At all of our campuses,don't ever let Him go.
  • 00:15:37.216 --> 00:15:38.517
  • don't ever let Him go.Turn to somebody and say,
  • 00:15:38.517 --> 00:15:40.919
  • Turn to somebody and say,I'm never gonna let Him go.
  • 00:15:40.919 --> 00:15:41.887
  • I'm never gonna let Him go.I've touched Him.
  • 00:15:41.887 --> 00:15:43.088
  • I've touched Him.I've experienced Him.
  • 00:15:43.088 --> 00:15:44.923
  • I've experienced Him.His love is too great.
  • 00:15:44.923 --> 00:15:46.025
  • His love is too great.It won't let me go,
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  • It won't let me go,and I'm never gonna let Him go.
  • 00:15:50.763 --> 00:15:53.499
  • and I'm never gonna let Him go.Hallelujah.
  • 00:15:53.499 --> 00:15:55.200
  • Hallelujah.And lastly,
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  • And lastly,the seventh priceless lesson
  • 00:15:57.102 --> 00:15:59.705
  • the seventh priceless lessonfrom the life of Judas --
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  • from the life of Judas --oh, this is so important.
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  • oh, this is so important.This is the one that hit me
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  • This is the one that hit methe greatest.
  • 00:16:05.444 --> 00:16:08.714
  • the greatest.Judas teaches us,
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  • Judas teaches us,if you don't finish
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  • if you don't finishyour assignment, somebody will.
  • 00:16:16.989 --> 00:16:18.290
  • your assignment, somebody will.For the Bible said
  • 00:16:18.290 --> 00:16:24.229
  • For the Bible saidthat when Judas betrayed Jesus
  • 00:16:24.229 --> 00:16:26.732
  • that when Judas betrayed Jesusand saw Him taken away,
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  • and saw Him taken away,and then they began to beat Him,
  • 00:16:28.233 --> 00:16:30.669
  • and then they began to beat Him,and they began to torture Him,
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  • and they began to torture Him,it began to torment Judas
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  • it began to torment Judasso much that he took
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  • so much that he tookthe 30 pieces of silver,
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  • the 30 pieces of silver,the thing that he was willing
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  • the thing that he was willingto give in exchange
  • 00:16:38.010 --> 00:16:39.011
  • to give in exchangefor his relationship
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  • for his relationshipwith Jesus,
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  • with Jesus,and he threw it
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  • and he threw iton the floor of the temple.
  • 00:16:44.316 --> 00:16:45.384
  • on the floor of the temple.Notice that the thing
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  • Notice that the thingthat you're willing
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  • that you're willingto take in exchange
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  • to take in exchangefor your relationship
  • 00:16:49.922 --> 00:16:50.656
  • for your relationshipwith Jesus,
  • 00:16:50.656 --> 00:16:55.661
  • with Jesus,you'll ultimately lose.
  • 00:16:55.661 --> 00:16:56.295
  • you'll ultimately lose.And you'll lose
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  • And you'll loseyour relationship with Him
  • 00:16:57.729 --> 00:17:00.666
  • your relationship with Himif you're not careful.
  • 00:17:00.666 --> 00:17:03.102
  • if you're not careful.Watch this.
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  • Watch this.The Bible said
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  • The Bible saidthat he went out
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  • that he went outand tragically hung himself.
  • 00:17:07.539 --> 00:17:10.542
  • and tragically hung himself.Took his own life.
  • 00:17:10.542 --> 00:17:11.343
  • Took his own life.And the scripture said
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  • And the scripture saidthe apostles gathered,
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  • the apostles gathered,in Acts.
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  • in Acts.I think it's the first chapter.
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  • I think it's the first chapter.And they chose another apostle
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  • And they chose another apostleto take his place.
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  • to take his place.His name was Matthias.
  • 00:17:28.327 --> 00:17:29.061
  • His name was Matthias.And the Bible said
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  • And the Bible saidthat they had two names
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  • that they had two namesthat they considered,
  • 00:17:33.031 --> 00:17:36.568
  • that they considered,and they chose Matthias.
  • 00:17:36.568 --> 00:17:37.569
  • and they chose Matthias.Now I want you to imagine
  • 00:17:37.569 --> 00:17:39.104
  • Now I want you to imaginethe 12 foundations of Heaven,
  • 00:17:39.104 --> 00:17:40.439
  • the 12 foundations of Heaven,according to Revelation.
  • 00:17:40.439 --> 00:17:44.409
  • according to Revelation.One foundation for each
  • 00:17:44.409 --> 00:17:45.410
  • One foundation for eachof the apostles,
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  • of the apostles,and it has their name
  • 00:17:46.178 --> 00:17:49.548
  • and it has their nameon one of those foundations.
  • 00:17:49.548 --> 00:17:50.282
  • on one of those foundations.And there's one of those
  • 00:17:50.282 --> 00:17:52.251
  • And there's one of thosefoundations where Judas' name
  • 00:17:52.251 --> 00:17:55.120
  • foundations where Judas' namehas been scratched out,
  • 00:17:55.120 --> 00:17:56.421
  • has been scratched out,and Matthias' name
  • 00:17:56.421 --> 00:17:58.924
  • and Matthias' namehas been carved into.
  • 00:17:58.924 --> 00:18:00.893
  • has been carved into.Because one of the priceless
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  • Because one of the pricelesslessons of Judas' life
  • 00:18:03.262 --> 00:18:06.031
  • lessons of Judas' lifeis if you don't finish
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  • is if you don't finishyour assignment,
  • 00:18:06.965 --> 00:18:08.100
  • your assignment,God will raise
  • 00:18:08.100 --> 00:18:10.102
  • God will raisesomebody else up
  • 00:18:10.102 --> 00:18:14.239
  • somebody else upto do what He called you to do.
  • 00:18:14.239 --> 00:18:16.975
  • to do what He called you to do.Because here's the big lesson.
  • 00:18:16.975 --> 00:18:19.044
  • Because here's the big lesson.Oh, this is a big one.
  • 00:18:19.044 --> 00:18:24.950
  • Oh, this is a big one.God does not need me.
  • 00:18:24.950 --> 00:18:28.420
  • God does not need me.I need God.
  • 00:18:28.420 --> 00:18:30.822
  • I need God.God can find somebody
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  • God can find somebodyto do the assignment
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  • to do the assignmentthat you're doing
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  • that you're doingfrom under a bridge,
  • 00:18:35.427 --> 00:18:37.429
  • from under a bridge,or living in a crack house,
  • 00:18:37.429 --> 00:18:39.598
  • or living in a crack house,or sitting on a bar stool
  • 00:18:39.598 --> 00:18:40.966
  • or sitting on a bar stoolsomewhere getting drunk.
  • 00:18:40.966 --> 00:18:42.134
  • somewhere getting drunk.He can save 'em.
  • 00:18:42.134 --> 00:18:43.468
  • He can save 'em.He can set 'em free.
  • 00:18:43.468 --> 00:18:44.836
  • He can set 'em free.And if you don't finish
  • 00:18:44.836 --> 00:18:46.038
  • And if you don't finishyour assignment,
  • 00:18:46.038 --> 00:18:47.105
  • your assignment,they will come up
  • 00:18:47.105 --> 00:18:50.309
  • they will come upand take your place.
  • 00:18:50.309 --> 00:18:50.742
  • and take your place.That's why
  • 00:18:50.742 --> 00:18:52.010
  • That's whythe Book of Revelation
  • 00:18:52.010 --> 00:18:53.078
  • the Book of Revelationsaid let no man
  • 00:18:53.078 --> 00:18:54.346
  • said let no mantake your crown.
  • 00:18:54.346 --> 00:18:55.447
  • take your crown.What an admonishment.
  • 00:18:55.447 --> 00:18:58.550
  • What an admonishment.Let no man take your crown.
  • 00:18:58.550 --> 00:18:59.918
  • Let no man take your crown.That means it's possible
  • 00:18:59.918 --> 00:19:00.953
  • That means it's possiblefor somebody to get
  • 00:19:00.953 --> 00:19:03.422
  • for somebody to getyour reward in Heaven because
  • 00:19:03.422 --> 00:19:07.025
  • your reward in Heaven becauseyou didn't finish strong.
  • 00:19:07.025 --> 00:19:08.093
  • you didn't finish strong.You started out,
  • 00:19:08.093 --> 00:19:10.896
  • You started out,but then you lost your way.
  • 00:19:10.896 --> 00:19:11.964
  • but then you lost your way.And as a minister,
  • 00:19:11.964 --> 00:19:16.101
  • And as a minister,as a pastor, as a preacher,
  • 00:19:16.101 --> 00:19:18.804
  • as a pastor, as a preacher,if I don't finish my assignment,
  • 00:19:18.804 --> 00:19:22.274
  • if I don't finish my assignment,somebody else will.
  • 00:19:22.274 --> 00:19:23.542
  • somebody else will.Because God does not have
  • 00:19:23.542 --> 00:19:24.610
  • Because God does not haveto have me.
  • 00:19:24.610 --> 00:19:27.179
  • to have me.I have to have God.
  • 00:19:27.179 --> 00:19:28.814
  • I have to have God.So I say to you today that
  • 00:19:28.814 --> 00:19:30.649
  • So I say to you today thatthere are priceless lessons.
  • 00:19:30.649 --> 00:19:32.584
  • there are priceless lessons.Judas refused to change.
  • 00:19:32.584 --> 00:19:33.485
  • Judas refused to change.Judas would give
  • 00:19:33.485 --> 00:19:34.519
  • Judas would giveJesus something,
  • 00:19:34.519 --> 00:19:35.854
  • Jesus something,but not everything.
  • 00:19:35.854 --> 00:19:38.257
  • but not everything.Judas called worship waste.
  • 00:19:38.257 --> 00:19:40.058
  • Judas called worship waste.Judas knew about Jesus,
  • 00:19:40.058 --> 00:19:41.793
  • Judas knew about Jesus,but he didn't really know Him.
  • 00:19:41.793 --> 00:19:44.096
  • but he didn't really know Him.Judas had incorrect timing
  • 00:19:44.096 --> 00:19:45.264
  • Judas had incorrect timingand got ahead of God.
  • 00:19:45.264 --> 00:19:46.164
  • and got ahead of God.If you ever get --
  • 00:19:46.164 --> 00:19:47.799
  • If you ever get --Judas said if you ever get
  • 00:19:47.799 --> 00:19:49.201
  • Judas said if you ever getyour hands on Jesus,
  • 00:19:49.201 --> 00:19:51.203
  • your hands on Jesus,don't let Him go.
  • 00:19:51.203 --> 00:19:53.372
  • don't let Him go.But he let Him go.
  • 00:19:53.372 --> 00:19:54.673
  • But he let Him go.And if you don't finish
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  • And if you don't finishyour assignment,
  • 00:19:57.743 --> 00:20:00.879
  • your assignment,somebody else will.
  • 00:20:00.879 --> 00:20:02.047
  • somebody else will.Would you stand to your feet
  • 00:20:02.047 --> 00:20:03.982
  • Would you stand to your feetvery reverently?
  • 00:20:03.982 --> 00:20:05.150
  • very reverently?Would you bow your head,
  • 00:20:05.150 --> 00:20:07.119
  • Would you bow your head,and close your eyes,
  • 00:20:07.119 --> 00:20:08.420
  • and close your eyes,and listen intently
  • 00:20:08.420 --> 00:20:13.292
  • and listen intentlyto what I'm saying?
  • 00:20:13.292 --> 00:20:15.661
  • to what I'm saying?I know that I know
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  • I know that I knowthat I know that this
  • 00:20:17.095 --> 00:20:20.565
  • that I know that thisis the right message.
  • 00:20:20.565 --> 00:20:26.171
  • is the right message.And somebody and your future
  • 00:20:26.171 --> 00:20:28.607
  • And somebody and your futureis gonna be determined --
  • 00:20:28.607 --> 00:20:29.708
  • is gonna be determined --There are many somebodies.
  • 00:20:29.708 --> 00:20:31.276
  • There are many somebodies.Your future is going
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  • Your future is goingto be determined
  • 00:20:32.744 --> 00:20:35.480
  • to be determinedright here today.
  • 00:20:35.480 --> 00:20:36.648
  • right here today.You're either gonna walk down
  • 00:20:36.648 --> 00:20:38.784
  • You're either gonna walk downthat same road with Judas
  • 00:20:38.784 --> 00:20:41.820
  • that same road with Judasand waste your life,
  • 00:20:41.820 --> 00:20:44.356
  • and waste your life,or you're gonna turn around,
  • 00:20:44.356 --> 00:20:44.956
  • or you're gonna turn around,and you're gonna come
  • 00:20:44.956 --> 00:20:47.326
  • and you're gonna cometo the altar.
  • 00:20:47.326 --> 00:20:47.793
  • to the altar.And you're gonna
  • 00:20:47.793 --> 00:20:49.895
  • And you're gonnafind forgiveness.
  • 00:20:49.895 --> 00:20:51.830
  • find forgiveness.You're gonna find acceptance.
  • 00:20:51.830 --> 00:20:53.965
  • You're gonna find acceptance.You're gonna find your purpose,
  • 00:20:53.965 --> 00:20:55.834
  • You're gonna find your purpose,your assignment, your calling.
  • 00:20:55.834 --> 00:20:57.836
  • your assignment, your calling.You're gonna find a vibrant,
  • 00:20:57.836 --> 00:20:59.104
  • You're gonna find a vibrant,real relationship
  • 00:20:59.104 --> 00:21:01.306
  • real relationshipwith Jesus Christ.
  • 00:21:01.306 --> 00:21:02.607
  • with Jesus Christ.You're gonna be changed
  • 00:21:02.607 --> 00:21:05.210
  • You're gonna be changedin a moment.
  • 00:21:05.210 --> 00:21:07.446
  • in a moment.But you must come today.
  • 00:21:07.446 --> 00:21:08.213
  • But you must come today.I feel an urgency
  • 00:21:08.213 --> 00:21:09.648
  • I feel an urgencyabout this service.
  • 00:21:09.648 --> 00:21:10.782
  • about this service.I don't feel like
  • 00:21:10.782 --> 00:21:12.084
  • I don't feel likethat I can just do this.
  • 00:21:12.084 --> 00:21:15.153
  • that I can just do this.I feel an urgency that futures
  • 00:21:15.153 --> 00:21:19.024
  • I feel an urgency that futuresare going to be determined
  • 00:21:19.024 --> 00:21:22.294
  • are going to be determinedright here today.
  • 00:21:22.294 --> 00:21:25.497
  • right here today.Change is everything.
  • 00:21:25.497 --> 00:21:26.264
  • Change is everything.With every head bowed
  • 00:21:26.264 --> 00:21:27.132
  • With every head bowedand every eye closed
  • 00:21:27.132 --> 00:21:28.967
  • and every eye closedat every campus.
  • 00:21:28.967 --> 00:21:29.868
  • at every campus.If you're in the overflow,
  • 00:21:29.868 --> 00:21:31.937
  • If you're in the overflow,I'm talking to you.
  • 00:21:31.937 --> 00:21:32.604
  • I'm talking to you.Pastor Franklin,
  • 00:21:32.604 --> 00:21:35.107
  • Pastor Franklin,you're talking to me.
  • 00:21:35.107 --> 00:21:38.377
  • you're talking to me.I'm so far from the Lord.
  • 00:21:38.377 --> 00:21:40.145
  • I'm so far from the Lord.I've done things,
  • 00:21:40.145 --> 00:21:43.582
  • I've done things,and I've sinned.
  • 00:21:43.582 --> 00:21:46.852
  • and I've sinned.Self.
  • 00:21:46.852 --> 00:21:47.586
  • Self.I need a change
  • 00:21:47.586 --> 00:21:49.755
  • I need a changein my life.
  • 00:21:49.755 --> 00:21:51.423
  • in my life.I'm falling.
  • 00:21:51.423 --> 00:21:54.626
  • I'm falling.I'm broken.
  • 00:21:54.626 --> 00:21:56.661
  • I'm broken.I need Jesus to be Lord.
  • 00:21:56.661 --> 00:21:57.596
  • I need Jesus to be Lord.I know about Him,
  • 00:21:57.596 --> 00:21:58.363
  • I know about Him,but I really need
  • 00:21:58.363 --> 00:21:59.798
  • but I really needto know Him, Pastor.
  • 00:21:59.798 --> 00:22:03.201
  • to know Him, Pastor.I need Him to change me.
  • 00:22:03.201 --> 00:22:04.035
  • I need Him to change me.And I know my future
  • 00:22:04.035 --> 00:22:05.804
  • And I know my futureis being determined
  • 00:22:05.804 --> 00:22:07.072
  • is being determinedby whether or not I say yes
  • 00:22:07.072 --> 00:22:09.574
  • by whether or not I say yestoday to the lordship
  • 00:22:09.574 --> 00:22:13.111
  • today to the lordshipof Jesus Christ.
  • 00:22:13.111 --> 00:22:14.012
  • of Jesus Christ.If you know I'm preaching
  • 00:22:14.012 --> 00:22:15.414
  • If you know I'm preachingto you today and something
  • 00:22:15.414 --> 00:22:17.282
  • to you today and somethingkeeps kinda just hitting you
  • 00:22:17.282 --> 00:22:19.184
  • keeps kinda just hitting youin your heart,
  • 00:22:19.184 --> 00:22:20.485
  • in your heart,I'm telling you what that is.
  • 00:22:20.485 --> 00:22:21.720
  • I'm telling you what that is.That's the sweet,
  • 00:22:21.720 --> 00:22:23.455
  • That's the sweet,tender voice of the Holy Spirit
  • 00:22:23.455 --> 00:22:25.390
  • tender voice of the Holy Spiritand His conviction,
  • 00:22:25.390 --> 00:22:29.628
  • and His conviction,saying come to the altar.
  • 00:22:29.628 --> 00:22:31.663
  • saying come to the altar.Pastor, pray for me.
  • 00:22:31.663 --> 00:22:33.432
  • Pastor, pray for me.I wanna get right with God.
  • 00:22:33.432 --> 00:22:34.566
  • I wanna get right with God.Today is my day.
  • 00:22:34.566 --> 00:22:35.567
  • Today is my day.And you know it.
  • 00:22:35.567 --> 00:22:37.135
  • And you know it.Be bold now,
  • 00:22:37.135 --> 00:22:38.036
  • Be bold now,and lift up your hand,
  • 00:22:38.036 --> 00:22:39.204
  • and lift up your hand,and say that's me.
  • 00:22:39.204 --> 00:22:40.305
  • and say that's me.I wanna get right with God.
  • 00:22:40.305 --> 00:22:40.939
  • I wanna get right with God.Let me see your hand
  • 00:22:40.939 --> 00:22:42.040
  • Let me see your handall over this room.
  • 00:22:42.040 --> 00:22:43.041
  • all over this room.Hands going up.
  • 00:22:43.041 --> 00:22:44.042
  • Hands going up.Beautiful.
  • 00:22:44.042 --> 00:22:44.910
  • Beautiful.At every campus,
  • 00:22:44.910 --> 00:22:45.744
  • At every campus,lift your hand high
  • 00:22:45.744 --> 00:22:47.446
  • lift your hand highif God's speaking to you.
  • 00:22:47.446 --> 00:22:48.280
  • if God's speaking to you.If God's speaking to you,
  • 00:22:48.280 --> 00:22:48.914
  • If God's speaking to you,and you know
  • 00:22:48.914 --> 00:22:50.415
  • and you knowthat you must respond,
  • 00:22:50.415 --> 00:22:51.283
  • that you must respond,keep it up in the air
  • 00:22:51.283 --> 00:22:52.551
  • keep it up in the airjust another moment.
  • 00:22:52.551 --> 00:22:53.518
  • just another moment.Pray this prayer,
  • 00:22:53.518 --> 00:22:55.387
  • Pray this prayer,everybody, at every campus.
  • 00:22:55.387 --> 00:22:56.922
  • everybody, at every campus.Say these words out loud.
  • 00:22:56.922 --> 00:22:57.956
  • Say these words out loud.Let's just raise our hands
  • 00:22:57.956 --> 00:22:59.191
  • Let's just raise our handstoward Heaven.
  • 00:22:59.191 --> 00:23:00.325
  • toward Heaven.Everybody in the room.
  • 00:23:00.325 --> 00:23:02.794
  • Everybody in the room.Everybody at every house.
  • 00:23:02.794 --> 00:23:05.430
  • Everybody at every house.Every campus.
  • 00:23:05.430 --> 00:23:06.631
  • Every campus.Those of you watching
  • 00:23:06.631 --> 00:23:08.266
  • Those of you watchingby television,
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  • by television,right there in your home
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  • right there in your homeor wherever you're watching,
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  • or wherever you're watching,pray this prayer
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  • pray this prayerwith these thousands
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  • with these thousandsthat are gathered here.
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  • that are gathered here.Say these words.
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  • Say these words.Lord Jesus,
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  • Lord Jesus,I surrender my life to you.
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  • I surrender my life to you.I've learned priceless lessons
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  • I've learned priceless lessonsfrom the life of Judas.
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  • from the life of Judas.I don't want my life
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  • I don't want my lifeto end that way.
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  • to end that way.I want to finish my assignment.
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  • I want to finish my assignment.I want to be changed.
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  • I want to be changed.I want to value worship.
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  • I want to value worship.I want to know you, Jesus,
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  • I want to know you, Jesus,not just know about you.
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  • not just know about you.So today, I receive
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  • So today, I receivethe gift of salvation.
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  • the gift of salvation.Forgiveness.
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  • Forgiveness.The blood of Jesus
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  • The blood of Jesuscleanses me
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  • cleanses meof all unrighteousness.
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  • of all unrighteousness.I lay my hands on you, Jesus,
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  • I lay my hands on you, Jesus,and I'll never let you go.
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  • and I'll never let you go.From this day forward,
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  • From this day forward,I am yours,
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  • I am yours,and you are mine.
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  • and you are mine.I am saved.
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  • Can we give Jesus
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  • - In our closing moments,
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  • - In our closing moments,I want to share with you
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  • I want to share with youone of the unprecedented
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  • one of the unprecedentedopportunities that God
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  • opportunities that Godhas opened up
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  • has opened upfor this ministry
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  • for this ministryover the last several years.
  • 00:24:37.255 --> 00:24:38.957
  • over the last several years.The work that we're doing
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  • The work that we're doingin Israel
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  • in Israelis absolutely critical.
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  • is absolutely critical.The Eshkol Region borders
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  • The Eshkol Region bordersthe Gaza Strip,
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  • the Gaza Strip,and its plagued
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  • and its plaguedby near constant rockets
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  • by near constant rocketsand chaos.
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  • and chaos.And here we're building
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  • And here we're buildingthe Eshkol Region Trauma Center.
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  • the Eshkol Region Trauma Center.We've broken ground on it
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  • We've broken ground on itand it's under
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  • and it's underconstruction as I speak.
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  • construction as I speak.With your help we will finish
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  • With your help we will finishthis in just a few months
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  • this in just a few monthsand have a grand dedication
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  • and have a grand dedicationthere in the Holy Land.
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  • there in the Holy Land.And you'll have a memorial
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  • And you'll have a memorialfor your family
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  • for your familyin the Holy Land
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  • in the Holy Landthat says to God,
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  • that says to God,"I have loved
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  • "I have lovedthe nation of Israel."
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  • the nation of Israel."I believe God
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  • I believe Godwill pour out blessings
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  • will pour out blessingson you like you've never
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  • on you like you've neverseen before.
  • 00:25:19.264 --> 00:25:20.799
  • seen before.Please do your very best.
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  • Please do your very best.We need your help
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  • We need your helpon this project.
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  • on this project.Here's my announcer to tell you
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  • - ANNOUNCER: From the imaginary
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  • shapes the clouds form,
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  • to the mysterious, blue hue,
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  • for most children,
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  • the sky is a place
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  • of wonder and beauty,
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  • but there's a place
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  • where that is not the case;
  • 00:25:39.217 --> 00:25:40.485
  • in Eshkol, Israel,
  • 00:25:40.485 --> 00:25:41.419
  • the sky is a place
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  • of terror and trauma
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  • for children that live
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  • in this war-torn territory.
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  • Terrorists' rockets, kites,
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  • and Helium-filled incendiary
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  • balloons fill the sky with fear,
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  • but thanks to your support,
  • 00:25:53.164 --> 00:25:54.666
  • we are more than halfway
  • 00:25:54.666 --> 00:25:56.368
  • to build the Eshkol Region
  • 00:25:58.136 --> 00:25:59.537
  • to build the Eshkol RegionPlayschool Kingdom.
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  • Playschool Kingdom.Here, children will be able
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  • Here, children will be ableto play in a safe environment,
  • 00:26:02.207 --> 00:26:03.908
  • to play in a safe environment,without fear of attack.
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  • to receive counseling services
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  • to assist them with coping
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  • with on-going trauma caused
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  • by these terrorist attacks
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  • from the Gaza Strip.
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  • As a thank-you for your support
  • 00:26:13.718 --> 00:26:14.452
  • in our imitative
  • 00:26:14.452 --> 00:26:15.720
  • we would like to send you
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  • we would like to send youthe Holy Week Collection
  • 00:26:18.356 --> 00:26:20.392
  • the Holy Week Collectionfor your gift of $1.000 or more,
  • 00:26:20.392 --> 00:26:21.259
  • for your gift of $1.000 or more,this month.
  • 00:26:21.259 --> 00:26:22.861
  • this month.You'll have your name inscribed
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  • You'll have your name inscribedon the Comfort My People
  • 00:26:24.062 --> 00:26:26.031
  • on the Comfort My PeopleWall of Recognition, in Israel.
  • 00:26:26.031 --> 00:26:27.899
  • Wall of Recognition, in Israel.For your gift of $300 or more
  • 00:26:27.899 --> 00:26:29.367
  • For your gift of $300 or morethis month, you may request
  • 00:26:29.367 --> 00:26:31.036
  • this month, you may requestthe Holy Week Gift Set,
  • 00:26:31.036 --> 00:26:32.103
  • the Holy Week Gift Set,with a beautifully-crafted
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  • with a beautifully-craftedCommunion set.
  • 00:26:33.238 --> 00:26:34.773
  • Communion set.With your gift of $50 or more,
  • 00:26:34.773 --> 00:26:35.740
  • With your gift of $50 or more,we will send you
  • 00:26:35.740 --> 00:26:37.308
  • we will send youthe Holy Week Bundle, including
  • 00:26:37.308 --> 00:26:38.510
  • the Holy Week Bundle, includingJentezen Franklin's
  • 00:26:38.510 --> 00:26:39.611
  • Jentezen Franklin'sjust-released book,
  • 00:26:39.611 --> 00:26:40.879
  • just-released book,“Acres of Diamonds”.
  • 00:26:40.879 --> 00:26:41.446
  • “Acres of Diamonds”.And with your gift
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  • And with your giftof any amount,
  • 00:26:42.480 --> 00:26:43.081
  • of any amount,we'll send you a copy
  • 00:26:43.081 --> 00:26:45.216
  • we'll send you a copyof the devotion: “8 Days
  • 00:26:45.216 --> 00:26:46.351
  • of the devotion: “8 DaysThat Changed the World”.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • In bringing comfort
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  • In bringing comfortto God's people, in Israel.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • - We hope you've enjoyed
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  • this teaching
  • 00:27:04.569 --> 00:27:05.870
  • by Jentezen Franklin,
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  • and thank you
  • 00:27:06.504 --> 00:27:07.972
  • for your continued support
  • 00:27:07.972 --> 00:27:09.307
  • of this ministry.
  • 00:27:09.307 --> 00:27:10.008
  • Your prayers
  • 00:27:10.008 --> 00:27:11.443
  • and financial support
  • 00:27:11.443 --> 00:27:13.411
  • 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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  • at JentezenFranklin.tv.
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