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January 5, 2017
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host 'The Pillar of The Blessed Life' with Robert Morris

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  • - ANNOUNCER: YOU CAN BE BLESSED BY GOD WHEN YOU DELIGHT
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  • IN HIM AND LIVE BY HIS PRECEPTS.
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  • HE PROMISES BLESSINGS OVER YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.
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  • HIS WORKS ARE WONDERFUL.
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  • LET THE LORD FULFILL HIS PURPOSE FOR YOU.
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  • MAKE 2017 YOUR BEST YEAR EVER.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • - MATT CROUCH: THE MESSAGE WE WANT TO GO TO
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  • THE GLOBAL NETWORKS OF TBN AND OUR AUDIENCE IS THAT
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  • THEY CAN LIVE A BLESSED LIFE, THAT THEY CAN DO
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  • THAT IN A SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY WAY, THAT
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  • ULTIMATELY, THEY WILL BE EMPOWERED BY THE GOSPEL OF
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  • GRACE SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE A HOPE-FILLED LIFE.
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: ABSOLUTELY.
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  • - THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO MESSAGE OUT TO THE
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  • NETWORKS OF TBN AND THOSE THAT ARE VIEWING.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE CHURCH, SIMON
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  • PETER, CONSIDERED A PILLAR AMONG THE LEADERS, SPOKE
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  • CONFIDENTLY ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST, EMPOWERED BY
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • IN OUR DAY, MEN OF GOD HAVE ADVISE RISEN TO SPEAK
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  • TO THIS GENERATION.
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  • - GOD WANTS TO BLESS YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR
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  • MARRIAGE, YOUR HEALTH, YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR
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  • RELATIONSHIPS.
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  • - GOD DID NOT INVENT GIVING FOR HIS GOOD.
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  • HE INVENTED GIVING FOR OUR GOOD.
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  • WHAT GIVING DOES IS IT WORKS GREED AND
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  • SELFISHNESS OUT OF MY LIFE.
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  • - GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO GIVE WITH THE RIGHT HEART.
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  • - HE WANTS YOU TO LIVE THE BLESSED LIFE.
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  • - ANNOUNCER: INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS, YOU, TOO, CAN
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  • LIVE A BLESSED LIFE EMPOWERED BY
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  • THE LIVING GOD.
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  • THESE PRINCIPLES CAN BECOME YOUR
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  • PILLARS FOR LIFE.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • - MATT CROUCH: WE ARE WISHING YOU A HAPPY 2017,
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  • A BLESSED 2017, BETTER WORDED.
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  • BLESSED LIFE, PASTOR ROBERT, WE WANT TO GET
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  • DEEP INTO WHAT THIS MESSAGE IS AND WHY IT'S A
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  • PILLAR FOR THE BROADCASTING AND THE
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  • PROGRAMMING OF TBN.
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  • - WELL, YOU KNOW, LUKE 6:38 IS USED A LOT WHEN WE
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  • TALK ABOUT GIVING.
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  • GIVE AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU.
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  • HE USES TERMS, GOOD MEASURE, PRESSED DOWN,
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  • SHAKEN TOGETHER AND RUNNING OVER WILL BE GIVEN
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  • INTO YOUR BOSOM FOR WITH THE SAME MEASURE YOU USE,
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  • IT WILL BE GIVEN BACK TO YOU.
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  • THOSE TERMS, GOOD MEASURE, PRESSED DOWN, AND SHAKEN
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  • TOGETHER, AND RUNNING OVER, ARE ACTUALLY TERMS
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  • THAT THEY USED WHEN THEY TALKED ABOUT HOW POOR
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  • PEOPLE WOULD FILL THEIR BASKETS.
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  • IF YOU THINK ABOUT, YOU REMEMBER IN ISRAEL, GOD
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  • IMPLEMENTED FOR THE CORNERS OF THE FIELD TO BE
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  • LEFT FOR THE POOR PEOPLE.
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  • SO YOU HAD PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE WHO WERE WORKERS
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  • WHO WERE FILLING THEIR BASKET, AND THEN THEY'D
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  • DUMP IN A CART PULLED BY OXEN OR WHATEVER, BUT THEY
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  • PROBABLY DIDN'T FILL THE BASKET THAT FULL BECAUSE
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  • THEY WERE JUST GOING BACK AND FORTH GETTING PAID A
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  • DENARIUS, A DOLLAR A DAY OR WHATEVER.
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  • BUT A POOR PERSON HAD TO PUT EVERYTHING HE OR SHE
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  • COULD IN THAT BASKET BECAUSE THAT WAS IT.
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  • IT WAS ALL THEIR FAMILY HAD.
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  • SO THEY WOULD FULL THEIR BASKET UP, AND THEN THEY
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  • WOULD PRESS IT DOWN, AND THEN THEY WOULD SHAKE IT
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  • SO MORE WOULD SETTLE, AND THEN THEY WOULD
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  • PUT MORE IN.
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  • THEY'D PUT A GOOD MEASURE IN IT, BUT SO MUCH
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  • SO THAT SOMETIMES IT WOULD RUN OVER.
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  • THAT'S WHAT JESUS WAS SAYING.
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  • WHEN YOU GIVE, MY FATHER'S GOING TO GIVE BACK TO YOU.
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  • THE ONLY PROBLEM IS THAT SOMETIMES, WE DON'T
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  • CLARIFY THE WHOLE CONTEXT.
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  • HE SAYS GIVE TO EVERYONE WHO ASKS OF YOU.
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  • IF THEY ASK FOR YOUR COAT, GIVE THEM YOUR SHIRT, TOO.
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  • LOAN TO PEOPLE, AND DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING BACK.
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  • WHAT HE'S REALLY TALKING ABOUT IS OUR ATTITUDE OF
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  • GIVING, OUR HEART OF GIVING.
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  • AND SO I THINK SOMETIMES THAT VERSE IS USED, AND
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  • IT'S PREACHED WITH THE WRONG ATTITUDE.
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  • IT'S LIKE GIVE, AND YOU'LL GET.
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  • GIVE AND YOU'LL GET.
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  • AND SO WE THINK, WELL, I WANT TO GET,
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  • SO I'M GOING TO GIVE.
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  • WELL, GOD'S NOT UP THERE IN HEAVEN
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  • THINKING, THAT'S GREAT.
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  • ALL OF MY PEOPLE ARE CATCHING THE
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  • REVELATION OF GETTING.
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  • HE WANTS US TO CATCH THE REVELATION OF GIVING.
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  • SO I REALLY THINK WHAT HE'S SAYING IS WHEN YOU
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  • GIVE WITH THE RIGHT HEART, THEN YOU'RE GOING
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  • TO RECEIVE BACK.
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  • THE OTHER THING IS THAT, THIS IS SHOCKING TO SOME
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  • PEOPLE, MONEY IS NEVER MENTIONED IN THE VERSE.
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  • IT JUST SAYS GIVE, AND IT WILL BE GIVEN BACK.
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  • - I WAS RAISED IN A CHRISTIAN HOME.
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  • MY FATHER CAME TO CHRIST WHEN HE WAS 16 YEARS OLD,
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  • THE FIRST TIME THAT HE EVER HEARD THE GOSPEL.
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  • HE WAS ACTUALLY SITTING ON THE PORCH, AND HE HEARD A
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  • MAN SHARE WITH HIS FATHER THE GOSPEL THROUGH THE
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  • SCREEN DOOR, AND MY GRANDFATHER DIDN'T ACCEPT
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  • CHRIST, BUT MY FATHER DID.
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  • SO I WAS RAISED IN A CHRISTIAN HOME, AND MY
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  • FATHER WAS A GIVER.
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  • HE WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN, BUT
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  • UNFORTUNATELY, I SAW THAT SUCCESS AND BECAME VERY
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  • MATERIALISTIC, AND I ACTUALLY ALSO TURNED AWAY
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  • FROM THE CHURCH, DIDN'T REALLY KNOW CHRIST AS MY
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  • SAVIOR, GOT INVOLVED IN SOME HORRIBLE SIN,
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  • EVEN THOUGH I WAS GOING TO CHURCH.
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  • AND THEN WHEN I WAS 19 YEARS OLD, IN A MOTEL ROOM
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  • CALLED JAKES MOTEL, ROOM 12, I ACTUALLY GAVE MY
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  • LIFE TO CHRIST.
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  • IT WASN'T ANYMORE THAT I JUST AGREED WITH HIM IN MY
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  • HEAD, BUT I GAVE HIM CONTROL OF MY LIFE.
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  • AND WHEN I DID THAT, I WANTED TO SERVE HIM, AND I
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  • WANTED TO BE A GIVER JUST LIKE MY DAD'S A GIVER.
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  • I GOT SAVED WHEN I WAS 19 YEARS OLD, AND WHEN I WAS
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  • 20 YEARS OLD, I STARTED TRAVELING WITH JAMES
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  • ROBISON, AND HE WAS DOING CRUSADES, AND TBN COVERED
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  • ONE OF JAMES ROBISON'S CRUSADES.
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  • AND AT THAT CRUSADE, I SHARED MY TESTIMONY, AND
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  • PAUL AND JAN CROUCH CAME UP TO ME AFTERWARDS AND
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  • SAID, WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO COME ON THE PROGRAM
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  • AND SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY.
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  • AND I WAS SO NERVOUS.
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  • THAT WAS MY FIRST TIME EVER BEING ON TELEVISION,
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  • AND I KNEW IT WAS A NATIONAL AUDIENCE, ALSO,
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  • AND I KNEW IT WAS LIVE.
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  • MY WIFE GOT TO WATCH IT IN DALLAS, AND I WAS IN
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  • ORANGE COUNTY THERE IN THAT STUDIO, AND I WAS
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  • STANDING THERE ABOUT TO COME ON, AND I WAS
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  • SCARED TO DEATH.
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  • AND I WAS JUST PRAYING, GOD, YOU'VE GOT TO HELP
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  • ME, YOU'VE GOT TO HELP ME BECAUSE I DON'T WANT
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  • MY VOICE TO BE SHAKING AND ALL.
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  • AND WHEN THEY INTRODUCED ME, THERE WERE MAYBE 20 OR
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  • 30 PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE, AND IT KIND OF TICKLED ME.
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  • IT JUST MADE ME THINK, YOU KNOW, WE'RE IN A STUDIO,
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  • AND THERE ARE CAMERAS AND A FEW PEOPLE, BUT I WASN'T
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  • THINKING ANYMORE ABOUT THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT
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  • WERE WATCHING.
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  • IT PUT ME BACK ON TRACK THAT I'M HERE TO TALK
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  • ABOUT HOW JESUS CHANGED MY LIFE, AND HOPEFULLY
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  • SOMEONE ELSE WILL BE SAVED TONIGHT ALSO.
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  • WHEN I WAS IN MY 20s, I WAS PREACHING REVIVALS,
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  • AND PEOPLE WERE COMPLIMENTING ME ON MY
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  • PREACHING GIFT, AND I REALLY BECAME PRIDEFUL.
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  • I BECAME VERY, VERY PRIDEFUL.
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  • I JUST THOUGHT I WAS THE NEXT BILLY GRAHAM,
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  • AND I WAS JUST THIS GREAT PREACHER.
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  • AND GOD REALLY DID A BREAKING IN MY LIFE, AND
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  • IT CAME TO SUCH A DEGREE THAT I REALIZED I CAN'T DO
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  • ANYTHING WITHOUT THE LORD.
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  • AND I REMEMBER THINKING, GETTING UP TO PREACH AND
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  • THINKING, GOD, IF YOU DON'T SHOW UP,
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  • I'M IN TROUBLE.
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  • AND BY GOD'S GRACE, I STILL FEEL THAT TODAY.
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  • I BELIEVE THAT WHEN I STAND UP TO SPEAK HIS
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  • WORD, IT'S AN AWESOME PRIVILEGE THAT I SHOULD
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  • NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED, AND IF HE DOESN'T SHOW UP,
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  • I'M IN TROUBLE.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • - THE FIRST PRINCIPLE REFERS TO TITHING,
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  • BRINGING THE FIRST TEN PERCENT TO THE LOCAL
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  • CHURCH, AND JESUS BLESSES IT, BUT ONCE HE BLESSED
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  • IT, NOW YOU CAN GIVE OVER AND ABOVE.
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  • YOU CAN GIVE AN EXTRA OFFERING, OR IN OUR CASE,
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  • WE CALL IT A HEART FOR THE KINGDOM.
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  • YOU CAN GIVE OFFERINGS OVER AND ABOVE TO MISSIONS
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  • ORGANIZATIONS, TO THINGS LIKE THIS.
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  • OKAY, BUT IT HAS TO BE GIVEN AWAY.
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  • THINK ABOUT THIS.
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  • WHAT IF THE DISCIPLES, AFTER JESUS HAD BLESSED
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  • IT, WHAT IF THE DISCIPLES HAD EATEN IT?
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  • IT NEVER WOULD HAVE MULTIPLIED.
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  • TWO FISH, FIVE ROLLS, WHAT IF JESUS BLESSED IT, AND
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  • THEN THEY JUST ATE IT?
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  • IT NEVER WOULD HAVE MULTIPLIED.
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  • A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WILL TITHE, BUT THEY DON'T GIVE
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  • ANYTHING ABOVE.
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  • HERE'S THE SAD THING.
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  • IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO MULTIPLY, BUT THEY JUST
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  • KEEP EATING IT.
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  • - WHEN PEOPLE START LIVING THE PRINCIPLES IN
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  • THE BLESSED LIFE, THEIR WHOLE LIFE CHANGES, AND
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  • THE REASON IT DOES IS BECAUSE THEY'RE
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  • PUTTING GOD FIRST.
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  • THERE'S A PRINCIPLE BEHIND THE BLESSED LIFE THAT IS
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  • "PUT GOD FIRST."
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  • - WHO INVENTED GIVING?
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  • I MEAN, NO PREACHER INVENTED IT, GOD DID.
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  • IT'S WAY BACK EVEN IN GENESIS CHAPTER 4.
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  • YOU'VE GOT CAIN AND ABEL, AND ABEL GIVING THE FIRST
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  • PORTION, THE FIRSTBORN, AND CAIN GIVING, IT SAYS
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  • IN THE PROCESS OF TIME.
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  • IT JUST CAME TO PASS THAT CAIN GAVE AN OFFERING
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  • TO THE LORD.
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  • IT WAS NOT FIRST FRUITS.
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  • AN OFFERING OF THE FRUIT OF THE REALM.
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  • HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED IN THAT SENSE.
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  • CAIN GAVE WHAT HE WANTED WHEN HE WANTED.
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  • THAT WAS SELFISH, AND GOD SAID, I DON'T
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  • ACCEPT SELFISH GIFTS.
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  • IN THE SAME WAY, THE PROSPERITY MESSAGE TOOK A
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  • TRUTH THAT GOD WANTS TO PROSPER US.
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  • THE HEBREW WORD WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PROSPERING IS
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  • LITERALLY TO GET BEHIND AND YOU PUSH YOU.
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  • SO IF YOU'RE GOING UP A HILL, GOD WANTS TO GET
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  • BEHIND AND YOU PUSH YOU IN YOUR MARRIAGE UP THE HILL.
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  • HE WANTS TO GET BEHIND AND YOU PUSH YOU IN YOUR JOB.
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  • SO HE DOES WANT TO PROSPER US, BUT IT BECAME A
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  • SELFISH MESSAGE.
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  • THAT'S WHERE IT WENT WRONG, AND WHEN IT BECAME
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  • SELFISHNESS, WE TOTALLY MISSED THE MARK ON GIVING.
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  • WHO INVENTED GIVING? GOD DID.
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  • AND I REMEMBER ASKING A CLASS THIS ONE TIME.
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  • WHY DID GOD INVENT GIVING?
  • 00:10:35.100 --> 00:10:37.240
  • MOST PEOPLE COME BACK WITH THIS: TO SUPPORT THE WORK
  • 00:10:37.260 --> 00:10:39.200
  • OF HIS MINISTRY.
  • 00:10:39.220 --> 00:10:41.180
  • SO I SAID, OKAY, I WANT YOU TO THINK
  • 00:10:41.200 --> 00:10:44.040
  • ABOUT THAT ANSWER.
  • 00:10:44.060 --> 00:10:45.250
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:10:45.270 --> 00:10:47.190
  • DOES GOD -- YOU'RE ALREADY GETTING IT -- WHO OWNS
  • 00:10:47.210 --> 00:10:51.000
  • EVERYTHING NEED OUR MONEY? OF COURSE NOT.
  • 00:10:51.020 --> 00:10:55.270
  • SO GOD DID NOT INVENT GIVING FOR HIS GOOD.
  • 00:10:55.290 --> 00:10:58.090
  • HE INVENTED GIVING FOR OUR GOOD.
  • 00:10:58.110 --> 00:11:01.000
  • WE'RE BORN SELFISH, AND WE ARE.
  • 00:11:01.020 --> 00:11:02.240
  • AND SO WHAT GIVING DOES IS IT WORKS GREED AND
  • 00:11:02.260 --> 00:11:05.080
  • SELFISHNESS OUT OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:11:05.100 --> 00:11:07.170
  • WHAT THE PROSPERITY BEGAN TO DO WAS TO WORK GREED
  • 00:11:07.190 --> 00:11:10.210
  • AND SELFISHNESS BACK INTO OUR LIVES.
  • 00:11:10.230 --> 00:11:14.190
  • IT WAS GIVE TO GET, WHICH THE REASON WE WERE GIVING
  • 00:11:14.210 --> 00:11:17.060
  • THEN WAS GREEDY AND SELFISH.
  • 00:11:17.080 --> 00:11:20.020
  • THAT'S WHERE WE WENT WRONG WITH
  • 00:11:20.040 --> 00:11:21.200
  • THE PROSPERITY MESSAGE.
  • 00:11:21.220 --> 00:11:23.070
  • - I THINK THAT THE HYPERPROSPERITY GOSPEL
  • 00:11:33.090 --> 00:11:37.160
  • CAME ALONG, AND IT STARTED PURE, THAT GOD WANTS TO
  • 00:11:37.180 --> 00:11:41.080
  • BLESS YOU SO YOU CAN BE A BLESSING.
  • 00:11:41.100 --> 00:11:43.040
  • AND THEN SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE, IT TURNED INTO
  • 00:11:43.060 --> 00:11:45.250
  • JUST FOCUSING ON THE REWARD, AND THAT IS GIVING
  • 00:11:45.270 --> 00:11:49.120
  • AND YOU'LL GET, GIVE AND YOU'LL GET.
  • 00:11:49.140 --> 00:11:51.270
  • I LIKE TO MAKE STATEMENTS WITH A SEMI-COLON.
  • 00:11:51.290 --> 00:11:54.290
  • IN OTHER WORDS, I'LL MAKE A STATEMENT AND THEN
  • 00:11:55.010 --> 00:11:56.270
  • CLARIFY IT BECAUSE IF I PUT A PERIOD, IT REALLY
  • 00:11:56.290 --> 00:11:58.160
  • WOULDN'T BE TRUE.
  • 00:11:58.180 --> 00:12:00.110
  • SO THE STATEMENT WITH A SEMI-COLON IS GOD DOES NOT
  • 00:12:00.130 --> 00:12:02.120
  • BLESS GIVING; HE BLESSES GIVING WITH
  • 00:12:02.140 --> 00:12:05.060
  • THE RIGHT HEART.
  • 00:12:05.080 --> 00:12:07.040
  • AND I THINK WHAT PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN TO THE POINT
  • 00:12:07.060 --> 00:12:10.010
  • OF FOCUSING ON REWARD, AND THAT'S THE GIVE
  • 00:12:10.030 --> 00:12:11.260
  • TO GET MESSAGE.
  • 00:12:11.280 --> 00:12:13.250
  • AND ACTUALLY, GOD BLESSES THOSE WHO GIVE WITH A
  • 00:12:13.270 --> 00:12:16.240
  • RIGHT HEART, AND IT'S THE SAME THING WE DO
  • 00:12:16.260 --> 00:12:19.070
  • WITH OUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:12:19.090 --> 00:12:21.020
  • WHEN WE SEE OUR CHILDREN BEING UNSELFISH, WE WANT
  • 00:12:21.040 --> 00:12:23.090
  • TO REWARD THAT, AND GOD WANTS TO REWARD US, AND HE
  • 00:12:23.110 --> 00:12:26.080
  • WANTS TO BE ABLE TO GIVE US RESOURCES SO THAT WE
  • 00:12:26.100 --> 00:12:30.000
  • CAN BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS.
  • 00:12:30.020 --> 00:12:32.040
  • - HOW DO WE CLARION CALL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
  • 00:12:49.150 --> 00:12:54.060
  • WHAT THE THREE OF US ARE TALKING ABOUT AS A PILLAR
  • 00:12:54.080 --> 00:12:58.180
  • OF WHAT TBN IS?
  • 00:12:58.200 --> 00:13:01.070
  • AND I JUST WANT TO BACK UP AND SAY THIS TO THOSE
  • 00:13:01.090 --> 00:13:03.030
  • THAT ARE WATCHING.
  • 00:13:03.050 --> 00:13:04.240
  • I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND.
  • 00:13:04.260 --> 00:13:06.120
  • LAURIE AND I ARE NOW REPRESENTATIVE OF THE FULL
  • 00:13:06.140 --> 00:13:11.140
  • AND COMPLETELY OPERATING SECOND GENERATION
  • 00:13:11.160 --> 00:13:13.220
  • OF WHAT TBN IS.
  • 00:13:13.240 --> 00:13:16.020
  • MY DADDY STEWARDED THIS ORGANIZATION FOR 40 YEARS
  • 00:13:16.040 --> 00:13:20.150
  • AND FOUR MONTHS.
  • 00:13:20.170 --> 00:13:22.130
  • MY MOM WAS THERE TO HELP TRANSITION THERE FOR
  • 00:13:22.150 --> 00:13:26.060
  • ANOTHER COUPLE OF YEARS. SHE PASSED AWAY IN 2016.
  • 00:13:26.080 --> 00:13:29.150
  • 2017 IS HERE, AND WE'RE MAKING A VERY DECLARATIVE
  • 00:13:29.170 --> 00:13:34.020
  • STATEMENT THAT WHAT PASTOR ROBERT MORRIS IS TEACHING
  • 00:13:34.040 --> 00:13:38.050
  • US, WHAT WE'RE UNDERSTANDING OF THE
  • 00:13:38.070 --> 00:13:40.270
  • BLESSED LIFE, IS A PILLAR OF TRUTH THAT WE WANT TO
  • 00:13:40.290 --> 00:13:43.200
  • BUILD OUR LIVES, OUR ORGANIZATIONS AND HELP YOU
  • 00:13:43.220 --> 00:13:46.150
  • BUILD YOUR LIFE AND YOUR MINISTRY AND YOUR TIME AND
  • 00:13:46.170 --> 00:13:50.090
  • YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR EFFORTS IN THE CAUSE OF
  • 00:13:50.110 --> 00:13:53.000
  • THIS GREAT KINGDOM.
  • 00:13:53.020 --> 00:13:55.070
  • AND WE KNOW THAT IT'S GOING TO HELP YOU.
  • 00:13:55.090 --> 00:13:57.240
  • WE KNOW THAT, OKAY?
  • 00:13:57.260 --> 00:13:59.110
  • SO MAKE SURE, ROBERT, IN CASE SOMEBODY IS VIDEOING
  • 00:13:59.130 --> 00:14:04.070
  • RIGHT NOW, AND WE'RE ON YOU TUBE TOGETHER, AND
  • 00:14:04.090 --> 00:14:07.260
  • SOMEBODY IS TRYING -- MAKE SURE WE CLARION CALL THE
  • 00:14:07.280 --> 00:14:12.090
  • PRETTY HARD CORE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
  • 00:14:12.110 --> 00:14:14.280
  • PROSPERITY GOSPEL AND WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:14:15.000 --> 00:14:16.260
  • THE BLESSED LIFE.
  • 00:14:16.280 --> 00:14:18.270
  • - WELL, I REALLY BELIEVE THAT THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL
  • 00:14:18.290 --> 00:14:22.240
  • STARTED PURE. I REALLY DO.
  • 00:14:22.260 --> 00:14:25.240
  • I BELIEVE PASTORS SAW -- I READ A BIOGRAPHY OF
  • 00:14:25.260 --> 00:14:30.280
  • ORAL ROBERTS, AND HE GREW UP IN POVERTY, JUST
  • 00:14:31.000 --> 00:14:33.260
  • EXTREME POVERTY, AND IT WAS GODLINESS IS THE WAY
  • 00:14:33.280 --> 00:14:37.090
  • IT WAS PREACHED; THAT POVERTY IS GODLINESS.
  • 00:14:37.110 --> 00:14:39.180
  • AND WHEN HE BEGAN TO SEE THAT HE HAD A GOOD DAD,
  • 00:14:39.200 --> 00:14:42.280
  • JUST TO USE AN ANALOGY, THAT HIS DAD WANTED HIM TO
  • 00:14:43.000 --> 00:14:47.030
  • HAVE GOOD SHOES WITH SOLES ON THEM TO WEAR TO SCHOOL,
  • 00:14:47.050 --> 00:14:50.150
  • AND I'M TALKING ABOUT HIS HEAVENLY FATHER; THAT HIS
  • 00:14:50.170 --> 00:14:53.070
  • HEAVENLY FATHER WANTED HIM TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A
  • 00:14:53.090 --> 00:14:56.010
  • RELIABLE CAR, HE BEGAN TO PREACH THAT, AND A FARMER
  • 00:14:56.030 --> 00:15:00.060
  • CAME TO HIM AND GAVE SOME MONEY FOR HIS WIFE AND HIM
  • 00:15:00.080 --> 00:15:03.220
  • TO HAVE A HOME THAT WAS A BETTER PARSONAGE, AND HE
  • 00:15:03.240 --> 00:15:08.140
  • SAID, THIS MONEY I HAD BURIED IN THE GROUND IN
  • 00:15:08.160 --> 00:15:11.220
  • CASE SOMETHING WENT WRONG WITH FARMING, AND HE SAID,
  • 00:15:11.240 --> 00:15:14.060
  • I'M GIVING IT TO YOU AS A SEED FAITH.
  • 00:15:14.080 --> 00:15:18.020
  • WELL, THE FARMER UNDERSTOOD PLANTING
  • 00:15:18.040 --> 00:15:20.190
  • SEED FOR A HARVEST.
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:22.210
  • HE WASN'T TALKING ABOUT A HARVEST FOR HIMSELF.
  • 00:15:22.230 --> 00:15:24.250
  • HE WAS TALK ABOUT A HARVEST FOR ORAL ROBERTS.
  • 00:15:24.270 --> 00:15:26.240
  • SO IT STARTED I THINK PURE, BUT IT GOT TO THE
  • 00:15:26.260 --> 00:15:29.210
  • PLACE, THEN, WHEN THE BILLS STARTED TO GROW --
  • 00:15:29.230 --> 00:15:32.070
  • AND I'M NOT SPEAKING SPECIFICALLY OF ORAL
  • 00:15:32.090 --> 00:15:33.290
  • ROBERTS OR TRYING TO BE CONDEMN OF HIM, BUT LOTS
  • 00:15:34.010 --> 00:15:36.000
  • OF PASTORS, LOTS OF MINISTRIES -- IT GOT TO
  • 00:15:36.020 --> 00:15:38.030
  • THE PLACE WHEN THE BILLS CAME IN, THEY BEGAN TO
  • 00:15:38.050 --> 00:15:40.280
  • SAY, HEY, YOU PLANT A SEED, AND GOD
  • 00:15:41.000 --> 00:15:42.150
  • WILL BLESS YOU.
  • 00:15:42.170 --> 00:15:44.030
  • YOU PLANT A SEED AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU.
  • 00:15:44.050 --> 00:15:45.220
  • WELL, THAT'S THE WRONG MOTIVATION FOR GIVING, AND
  • 00:15:45.240 --> 00:15:48.020
  • SO WE'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE REASON GOD
  • 00:15:48.040 --> 00:15:50.120
  • GAVE IS FOR OUR BENEFIT.
  • 00:15:50.140 --> 00:15:53.130
  • WE'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND THAT.
  • 00:15:53.150 --> 00:15:55.040
  • FOR INSTANCE, LET ME SAY IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:15:55.060 --> 00:15:57.000
  • IF YOU SAID TO ME, PASTOR ROBERT, I'M NOT GOING TO
  • 00:15:57.020 --> 00:15:59.260
  • BE YOUR FRIEND ANYMORE.
  • 00:15:59.280 --> 00:16:01.200
  • OKAY, THAT WOULD HURT ME, BUT WITH GOD,
  • 00:16:01.220 --> 00:16:04.000
  • IT'S DIFFERENT.
  • 00:16:04.020 --> 00:16:08.250
  • IF WE SAY I'M NOT GOING TO BE YOUR FRIEND ANYMORE, HE
  • 00:16:08.270 --> 00:16:12.130
  • IS HURT BY THAT, BUT HE'S HURT BECAUSE IT'S
  • 00:16:12.150 --> 00:16:14.240
  • GOING TO HURT US. HE KNOWS THE CONSEQUENCES.
  • 00:16:14.260 --> 00:16:19.000
  • SEE, WITH GOD, THERE'S A PURE LOVE.
  • 00:16:19.020 --> 00:16:20.250
  • AND SO WHAT GOD IS SAYING IS I WANT YOU TO
  • 00:16:20.270 --> 00:16:23.030
  • BE A GIVER, MATT.
  • 00:16:23.050 --> 00:16:25.010
  • AND IF WE SAY, I'M NOT GOING TO BE A GIVER
  • 00:16:25.030 --> 00:16:27.000
  • BECAUSE I WON'T GET ANYTHING OUT OF IT, HE'S
  • 00:16:27.020 --> 00:16:29.040
  • HURT BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO HURT YOU NOW IF
  • 00:16:29.060 --> 00:16:31.060
  • YOU BECOME SELFISH.
  • 00:16:31.080 --> 00:16:33.000
  • SO THAT'S THE WHOLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE
  • 00:16:33.020 --> 00:16:35.180
  • PROSPERITY MESSAGE.
  • 00:16:35.200 --> 00:16:37.100
  • ON THE OTHER SIDE IS THE POVERTY MESSAGE, BUT IN
  • 00:16:37.120 --> 00:16:39.220
  • THE MIDDLE, I BELIEVE, IS THE PROVISION MESSAGE;
  • 00:16:39.240 --> 00:16:42.200
  • THAT GOD WANTS TO BLESS ME SO THAT I CAN BE A
  • 00:16:42.220 --> 00:16:45.010
  • BLESSING, AND IT GOES ALL THE WAY BACK TO ABRAHAM.
  • 00:16:45.030 --> 00:16:47.040
  • HE SAID, I'M GOING TO BLESS YOU SO YOU
  • 00:16:47.060 --> 00:16:49.240
  • CAN BE A BLESSING.
  • 00:16:49.260 --> 00:16:51.100
  • SO WITH WE UNDERSTAND, I'M GOING TO GIVE, AND I
  • 00:16:51.120 --> 00:16:54.120
  • UNDERSTAND THAT GOD'S A REWARDER OF GOD'S GOING TO
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:56.140
  • REWARD ME FOR GIVING, BUT HE'S GOING TO REWARD ME SO
  • 00:16:56.160 --> 00:16:59.070
  • THAT I CAN GIVE TO OTHERS, AND ALSO IF IT'S NOT
  • 00:16:59.090 --> 00:17:03.000
  • FINANCIAL, IF I PLANT A FINANCIAL SEED AND DON'T
  • 00:17:03.020 --> 00:17:05.070
  • GET BACK A FINANCIAL GIFT, I'M OKAY, GOD, BECAUSE
  • 00:17:05.090 --> 00:17:07.050
  • SOMEBODY'S GOING TO BE BLESSED BY THAT.
  • 00:17:07.070 --> 00:17:09.140
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HEART.
  • 00:17:09.160 --> 00:17:11.160
  • - WHEN I GOT SAVED, I REALLY HAD A DIFFICULTY
  • 00:17:22.260 --> 00:17:26.260
  • SPEAKING AND TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS, AND SO
  • 00:17:26.280 --> 00:17:30.060
  • I WOULD JUST SOMETIMES LEAVE A BIG TIP WITH ONE
  • 00:17:30.080 --> 00:17:33.080
  • OF THOSE TRACTS BACK IN THE EARLY 80s THAT WOULD
  • 00:17:33.100 --> 00:17:35.220
  • TELL THE GOSPEL.
  • 00:17:35.240 --> 00:17:38.080
  • AND I REMEMBER PEOPLE WOULD READ IT, AND THEN IT
  • 00:17:38.100 --> 00:17:40.290
  • WOULD OPEN UP THE CONVERSATION FOR ME TO
  • 00:17:41.010 --> 00:17:42.240
  • TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS.
  • 00:17:42.260 --> 00:17:45.000
  • AND THEN THERE WAS A SINGLE MOTHER THAT NEEDED
  • 00:17:45.020 --> 00:17:48.060
  • A CAR, AND DEBBIE AND I JUST FELT LIKE WE OUGHT TO
  • 00:17:48.080 --> 00:17:50.200
  • GIVE OUR CAR TO HER.
  • 00:17:50.220 --> 00:17:52.170
  • AND THE MORE WE DID, THE MORE WE JUST HAD SO MUCH
  • 00:17:52.190 --> 00:17:55.060
  • JOY FROM GIVING, AND THEN GOD BEGAN TO BLESS US SO
  • 00:17:55.080 --> 00:17:58.230
  • WE COULD GIVE MORE.
  • 00:17:58.250 --> 00:18:00.270
  • SO I WANTED TO PREACH IT.
  • 00:18:00.290 --> 00:18:03.020
  • I STARTED PREACHING AND SHARING WITH PEOPLE, AND
  • 00:18:03.040 --> 00:18:06.020
  • THEN THE BOOK CAME ABOUT WHERE I JUST TOOK THE
  • 00:18:06.040 --> 00:18:08.160
  • MESSAGES I PREACHED ON GIVING, ABOUT GIVING TO
  • 00:18:08.180 --> 00:18:10.140
  • GIVE, NOT GIVING TO GET.
  • 00:18:10.160 --> 00:18:12.250
  • ANOTHER WAY TO SAY IT IS WE DON'T GIVE TO GET,
  • 00:18:12.270 --> 00:18:15.150
  • WE GET TO GIVE.
  • 00:18:15.170 --> 00:18:18.050
  • - ANNOUNCER: HERE AT THE BEGINNING OF 2017, THE
  • 00:18:18.070 --> 00:18:20.190
  • TRINITY BROADCASTING FAMILY OF NETWORKS
  • 00:18:20.210 --> 00:18:22.290
  • INTRODUCED FOUR PILLARS OF TRUTH: THE BLESSED LIFE,
  • 00:18:23.010 --> 00:18:26.230
  • GRACE, SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY, AND HOPE.
  • 00:18:26.250 --> 00:18:33.240
  • WHEN YOU DELIGHT IN THE LORD, YOU CAN HAVE A
  • 00:18:33.260 --> 00:18:37.080
  • TRULY BLESSED LIFE.
  • 00:18:37.100 --> 00:18:39.150
  • IT'S ONE OF THE PILLARS FOR LIFE.
  • 00:18:39.170 --> 00:18:42.230
  • TODAY'S PROGRAM FOCUSES ON THE BLESSED LIFE.
  • 00:18:42.250 --> 00:18:47.010
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:18:47.030 --> 00:18:52.100
  • - THE WAY OUR FINANCES ARE BLESSED, WE'VE SEEN
  • 00:18:52.120 --> 00:18:54.240
  • THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, IS WE BRING THE FIRST
  • 00:18:54.260 --> 00:18:57.150
  • TEN PERCENT TO THE HOUSE OF GOD.
  • 00:18:57.170 --> 00:19:01.290
  • EVEN HEBREWS BACKS IT UP, NEW TESTAMENT, THAT JESUS
  • 00:19:02.010 --> 00:19:05.110
  • HIMSELF RECEIVES AND BLESSES OUR FINANCES.
  • 00:19:05.130 --> 00:19:09.240
  • SO YOU HAVE TO GIVE THE FIRST.
  • 00:19:09.260 --> 00:19:11.170
  • SEE, I KNOW SOME PEOPLE WHO GIVE A LITTLE HERE AND
  • 00:19:11.190 --> 00:19:13.090
  • GIVE A LITTLE THERE, BUT THEY DON'T BRING THE FIRST
  • 00:19:13.110 --> 00:19:15.190
  • TEN PERCENT TO THE HOUSE OF GOD.
  • 00:19:15.210 --> 00:19:17.210
  • LISTEN TO ME, THEIR FINANCES ARE NOT BLESSED,
  • 00:19:17.230 --> 00:19:20.180
  • AND THEY WILL NEVER MULTIPLY BECAUSE ONLY
  • 00:19:20.200 --> 00:19:22.110
  • JESUS CAN BLESS THEM.
  • 00:19:22.130 --> 00:19:24.140
  • THINK ABOUT THIS.
  • 00:19:24.160 --> 00:19:25.290
  • WHAT IF THE DISCIPLES HAD GIVEN AWAY, GIVEN OUT, THE
  • 00:19:26.010 --> 00:19:31.000
  • TWO FISH AND THE FIVE LOAVES BEFORE JESUS
  • 00:19:31.020 --> 00:19:34.140
  • BLESSED IT?
  • 00:19:34.160 --> 00:19:36.180
  • I'M GOING TO SAY THAT AGAIN BECAUSE THAT'S
  • 00:19:36.200 --> 00:19:38.120
  • EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
  • 00:19:38.140 --> 00:19:40.080
  • WHAT IF THEY HAD JUST STARTED GIVING IT AWAY,
  • 00:19:40.100 --> 00:19:41.250
  • AND JESUS HAD NOT BLESSED IT?
  • 00:19:41.270 --> 00:19:43.100
  • WOULD IT EVER HAVE MULTIPLIED?
  • 00:19:43.120 --> 00:19:44.250
  • NO, IT'S THE SAME IDEA.
  • 00:19:44.270 --> 00:19:46.280
  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WHEN YOU GIVE A LITTLE HERE AND A
  • 00:19:47.000 --> 00:19:49.010
  • LITTLE THERE, BUT YOU DON'T BRING THE FIRST TEN
  • 00:19:49.030 --> 00:19:50.290
  • PERCENT TO THE HOUSE OF GOD.
  • 00:19:51.010 --> 00:19:52.140
  • IT DOES NOT HAVE THE BLESSING OF JESUS ON IT.
  • 00:19:52.160 --> 00:19:54.030
  • - WHAT'S THE SEED YOU WANT TO PLANT INSIDE OF
  • 00:19:59.150 --> 00:20:02.100
  • SOMEBODY TO KNOW THIS TRUTH AND IMPART THIS
  • 00:20:02.120 --> 00:20:04.060
  • TRUTH INTO THEM?
  • 00:20:04.080 --> 00:20:05.290
  • - SURE, I WANT EVERY PERSON TO UNDERSTAND THAT
  • 00:20:06.010 --> 00:20:09.210
  • TITHING IS IN THE BIBLE.
  • 00:20:09.230 --> 00:20:12.200
  • IT WAS BEFORE THE LAW, IT WAS UNDER THE LAW, AND IT
  • 00:20:12.220 --> 00:20:15.080
  • WAS AFTER THE LAW, BUT WE NEED TO ASK OURSELVES WHAT
  • 00:20:15.100 --> 00:20:18.190
  • THE PRINCIPLE IS.
  • 00:20:18.210 --> 00:20:21.220
  • WHAT'S THE PRINCIPLE BEHIND THE LAW?
  • 00:20:21.240 --> 00:20:23.250
  • AND THE PRINCIPLE BEHIND EVEN THE LAW OF TITHING,
  • 00:20:23.270 --> 00:20:26.170
  • WHICH WE'RE NOT UNDER THE LAW ANYMORE, UNDERSTAND
  • 00:20:26.190 --> 00:20:29.010
  • THAT, BUT THE PRINCIPLE IS PUTTING GOD FIRST.
  • 00:20:29.030 --> 00:20:31.160
  • THE TITHE IT WAS THE FIRST TEN PERCENT.
  • 00:20:31.180 --> 00:20:33.180
  • GOD SAID WHEN YOUR SHEEP HAS A LAMB,
  • 00:20:33.200 --> 00:20:36.050
  • GIVE ME THE FIRST ONE.
  • 00:20:36.070 --> 00:20:38.070
  • WELL, HE DIDN'T SAY WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE TEN, AND
  • 00:20:38.090 --> 00:20:40.200
  • THEN GIVE ME ONE, AND YOU CAN GIVE ME THE ONE THAT'S
  • 00:20:40.220 --> 00:20:42.240
  • GETTING IN YOUR GARDEN THAT YOU
  • 00:20:42.260 --> 00:20:44.080
  • DON'T LIKE, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:20:44.100 --> 00:20:46.060
  • WHEN YOU GIVE THE FIRST ONE, DON'T HAVE THE OTHER
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:49.180
  • NINE OF THE IT'S A STEP OF FAITH.
  • 00:20:49.200 --> 00:20:51.110
  • SO WHEN YOU GIVE THE FIRST TEN PERCENT TO GOD, IT'S A
  • 00:20:51.130 --> 00:20:54.010
  • STEP OF FAITH THAT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PAY YOUR
  • 00:20:54.030 --> 00:20:56.110
  • BILLS WITH THE 9O%.
  • 00:20:56.130 --> 00:20:58.110
  • GOD IS ACTUALLY WANTING YOU TO WORSHIP HIM FIRST.
  • 00:20:58.130 --> 00:21:01.190
  • PUT HIM FIRST IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:21:01.210 --> 00:21:04.130
  • WHEN THEY WENT IN TO TAKE THE PROMISED LAND, HE SAID
  • 00:21:04.150 --> 00:21:06.280
  • BRING ALL THE SILVER AND GOLD FROM JERICHO INTO THE
  • 00:21:07.000 --> 00:21:09.200
  • HOUSE OF THE LORD. HE DIDN'T SAY TEN PERCENT.
  • 00:21:09.220 --> 00:21:11.220
  • HE SAID ALL.
  • 00:21:11.240 --> 00:21:13.190
  • WELL, WHY WOULD HE SAY THAT?
  • 00:21:13.210 --> 00:21:15.140
  • BECAUSE JERICHO WAS THE FIRST CITY.
  • 00:21:15.160 --> 00:21:17.060
  • THIS IS ALL THROUGH SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:21:17.080 --> 00:21:19.190
  • JESUS IS ACTUALLY REFERRED TO AS THE FIRSTBORN AND
  • 00:21:19.210 --> 00:21:21.050
  • THE FIRST FRUITS.
  • 00:21:21.070 --> 00:21:23.010
  • SO GOD GAVE HIS FIRST OR HIS BEST.
  • 00:21:23.030 --> 00:21:25.270
  • SO GIVING IS ABOUT PUTTING GOD FIRST IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:21:25.290 --> 00:21:29.110
  • IT'S THE PRINCIPLE OF THAT, AND WHEN GOD IS
  • 00:21:29.130 --> 00:21:33.220
  • FIRST IN YOUR LIFE, EVERYTHING IS
  • 00:21:33.240 --> 00:21:35.070
  • COME INTO ORDER.
  • 00:21:35.090 --> 00:21:37.030
  • WHEN GOD'S NOT FIRST, NOTHING CAN
  • 00:21:37.050 --> 00:21:38.240
  • COME INTO ORDER.
  • 00:21:38.260 --> 00:21:40.210
  • SO IT'S ALL ABOUT WHO'S FIRST IN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:21:40.230 --> 00:21:43.280
  • WHO'S FIRST IN MY HEART?
  • 00:21:44.000 --> 00:21:45.280
  • SO WHEN I GET PAID, WHOM AM I GOING TO THANK FOR MY
  • 00:21:46.000 --> 00:21:50.270
  • INCOME, MY INCREASE? I'M GOING TO THANK GOD.
  • 00:21:50.290 --> 00:21:54.130
  • SO THE FIRST PORTION THAT LEAVES MY CHECKING ACCOUNT
  • 00:21:54.150 --> 00:21:57.290
  • EVERY TIME I GET PAID, IS GOING TO GO TO THE CHURCH.
  • 00:21:58.010 --> 00:22:00.260
  • IT IS A WAY OF STATING TO GOD YOU'RE FIRST IN MY
  • 00:22:00.280 --> 00:22:04.040
  • LIFE, AND THAT'S WHAT I WANT BELIEVERS TO CATCH
  • 00:22:04.060 --> 00:22:07.240
  • ALL OVER THE WORLD; NOT THAT GOD NEEDS YOUR MONEY,
  • 00:22:07.260 --> 00:22:10.120
  • BUT GOD WANTS YOUR HEART.
  • 00:22:10.140 --> 00:22:13.210
  • AND JESUS SAID, WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS, THERE YOUR
  • 00:22:13.230 --> 00:22:16.290
  • HEART WILL BE.
  • 00:22:17.010 --> 00:22:19.000
  • I HEARD ONE PASTOR SAY THERE'S A STRING THAT FROM
  • 00:22:19.020 --> 00:22:21.080
  • YOUR HEART TO RUNS TO YOUR WALLET.
  • 00:22:21.100 --> 00:22:23.170
  • WHEN YOU REACH TO GO TO YOUR WALLET, IT'S LIKE, OH,
  • 00:22:23.190 --> 00:22:25.070
  • IT HURTS YOUR HEART.
  • 00:22:25.090 --> 00:22:28.120
  • AND IF YOU INVEST IN A STOCK, YOU START GOING ON
  • 00:22:28.140 --> 00:22:30.250
  • THE INTERNET AND CHECKING YOUR PHONE.
  • 00:22:30.270 --> 00:22:33.070
  • YOU SEE WHAT IT'S DOING.
  • 00:22:33.090 --> 00:22:35.010
  • YOU'VE NEVER CHECKED THAT STOCK BEFORE.
  • 00:22:35.030 --> 00:22:37.020
  • THE REASON IS BECAUSE YOU PUT SOME OF YOUR HEART
  • 00:22:37.040 --> 00:22:39.080
  • THERE, AND IT'S NOT A BAD THING BECAUSE THAT PAY IS
  • 00:22:39.100 --> 00:22:42.180
  • WHAT HELPS YOUR KIDS GO TO COLLEGE.
  • 00:22:42.200 --> 00:22:44.170
  • IT'S WHAT HELPS YOU LIVE IN A SAFE NEIGHBORHOOD.
  • 00:22:44.190 --> 00:22:47.000
  • SO IT'S NOT A BAD THING TO BE CONCERNED
  • 00:22:47.020 --> 00:22:49.260
  • ABOUT YOUR FINANCES.
  • 00:22:49.280 --> 00:22:51.220
  • WHAT YOU'RE DOING, THOUGH, WHEN YOU GIVE THAT FIRST
  • 00:22:51.240 --> 00:22:53.100
  • PORTION TO GOD, IS YOU'RE SAYING, GOD, I TRUST YOU
  • 00:22:53.120 --> 00:22:55.180
  • THAT MY WORKPLACE IS NOT MY PROVIDER.
  • 00:22:55.200 --> 00:22:57.240
  • YOU'RE MY PROVIDER.
  • 00:22:57.260 --> 00:22:59.120
  • THE GOVERNMENT'S NOT MY PROVIDER.
  • 00:22:59.140 --> 00:23:01.040
  • YOU'RE MY PROVIDER, SO I'M GOING TO PUT YOU FIRST IN
  • 00:23:01.060 --> 00:23:05.020
  • MY LIFE, IN MY FINANCES, AND I KNOW, GOD, THAT I'M
  • 00:23:05.040 --> 00:23:08.120
  • PUTTING YOU FIRST IN MY LIFE AND MY
  • 00:23:08.140 --> 00:23:10.000
  • HEART BY DOING THAT.
  • 00:23:10.020 --> 00:23:11.220
  • - I THINK GOD CARES ABOUT EVERY AREA OF OUR LIFE
  • 00:23:23.080 --> 00:23:25.260
  • INCLUDING OUR FINANCES. JESUS TOLD 38 PARABLES.
  • 00:23:25.280 --> 00:23:29.220
  • 16 OF THOSE PARABLES HAVE TO DO WITH FINANCES AND
  • 00:23:29.240 --> 00:23:32.090
  • MATERIAL POSSESSIONS.
  • 00:23:32.110 --> 00:23:35.240
  • AND THEN JESUS MAKES AN INCREDIBLE STATEMENT, AND
  • 00:23:35.260 --> 00:23:38.220
  • THAT STATEMENT IS THAT WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS,
  • 00:23:38.240 --> 00:23:41.080
  • THERE YOUR HEART WILL BE ALSO.
  • 00:23:41.100 --> 00:23:44.220
  • AND I'VE HEARD THAT EVEN MISQUOTED THAT PEOPLE SAY
  • 00:23:44.240 --> 00:23:47.030
  • WHERE YOUR HEART IS, THERE YOUR TREASURE WILL BE.
  • 00:23:47.050 --> 00:23:50.170
  • NO, JESUS DIDN'T SAY THAT.
  • 00:23:50.190 --> 00:23:52.110
  • WHAT HE'S SAYING IS YOUR HEART
  • 00:23:52.130 --> 00:23:54.190
  • FOLLOWS YOUR TREASURE.
  • 00:23:54.210 --> 00:23:56.070
  • AND SO WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT GOD IS
  • 00:23:56.090 --> 00:23:58.120
  • VERY CONCERNED ABOUT OUR MATERIAL NEEDS.
  • 00:23:58.140 --> 00:24:00.080
  • HE'S CONCERNED LIKE A GOOD FATHER WOULD BE.
  • 00:24:00.100 --> 00:24:02.180
  • HE'S A GREAT FATHER, AND HE IS CONCERNED THAT WE
  • 00:24:02.200 --> 00:24:05.190
  • HAVE ENOUGH, NOT ONLY TO LIVE ON AND TO PROVIDE FOR
  • 00:24:05.210 --> 00:24:08.130
  • OUR FAMILY, BUT HE WANTS US TO GET IN ON
  • 00:24:08.150 --> 00:24:11.190
  • THE JOY OF GIVING.
  • 00:24:11.210 --> 00:24:13.180
  • GOD ACTUALLY PROVIDES FOR OUR NEEDS AND GIVES US A
  • 00:24:13.200 --> 00:24:15.260
  • LITTLE MORE SO THAT WE CAN EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF
  • 00:24:15.280 --> 00:24:18.160
  • GIVING, WHICH IS WHAT GOD DOES ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:24:18.180 --> 00:24:21.090
  • HE GIVES US GRACE.
  • 00:24:21.110 --> 00:24:23.130
  • HE GIVES US MERCY, AND HE GIVES US FORGIVENESS
  • 00:24:23.150 --> 00:24:25.070
  • THROUGH HIS SON.
  • 00:24:25.090 --> 00:24:27.010
  • - MY FATHER BUILT TRINITY BROADCASTING, MY MOTHER,
  • 00:24:37.170 --> 00:24:42.040
  • AND I REMEMBER BEING A PART OF THE TEAM THAT
  • 00:24:42.060 --> 00:24:45.010
  • PUT TOGETHER THE 40 YEARBOOK ON TBN.
  • 00:24:45.030 --> 00:24:48.120
  • AND I WENT THROUGH THE 70s AND THE FILES THAT WE HAD
  • 00:24:48.140 --> 00:24:54.200
  • OF OLD LITTLE POLAROID SHOTS AND ALL THIS, AND
  • 00:24:54.220 --> 00:24:57.250
  • MOST OF WHAT YOU SEE IN THE EARLY, EARLY FILES OF
  • 00:24:57.270 --> 00:25:02.100
  • TBN ARE PICTURES OF TELETHONS AND MY MOM AND
  • 00:25:02.120 --> 00:25:07.090
  • DAD BEGGING AND CRYING OUT TO GOD THAT THE PEOPLE
  • 00:25:07.110 --> 00:25:12.050
  • WOULD CATCH THE VISION OF CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SO
  • 00:25:12.070 --> 00:25:14.200
  • THAT A CHANNEL COULD BE BOUGHT, SO THAT THIS NOW
  • 00:25:14.220 --> 00:25:18.220
  • 30 NETWORKS -- NOT 30 STATIONS, BUT 30 TWENTY
  • 00:25:18.240 --> 00:25:23.080
  • FOUR-HOUR-A-DAY NETWORKS -- WOULD BE ON THE
  • 00:25:23.100 --> 00:25:26.080
  • AIR ONE DAY.
  • 00:25:26.100 --> 00:25:28.180
  • THEY NEVER SAW THAT COMING.
  • 00:25:28.200 --> 00:25:30.100
  • THEY WERE JUST THOUGHT IT WAS AN AMAZING THING THAT
  • 00:25:30.120 --> 00:25:32.290
  • THE SECOND TV CHANNEL GOT BOUGHT.
  • 00:25:33.010 --> 00:25:35.250
  • AND 40 SOME ODD CHANNELS LATER AND 30 NETWORKS
  • 00:25:35.270 --> 00:25:38.140
  • LATER, WE SIT HERE TODAY.
  • 00:25:38.160 --> 00:25:42.010
  • MY FATHER WAS VERY MUCH CONNECTED TO THE
  • 00:25:42.030 --> 00:25:46.070
  • FUNDRAISING AND THE VISION, THE VISIONARY OF
  • 00:25:46.090 --> 00:25:49.190
  • WHAT THIS NETWORK, CHRISTIAN TELEVISION ON
  • 00:25:49.210 --> 00:25:52.090
  • THE AIR, 24 HOURS A DAY, FREE, SO THAT PEOPLE CAN
  • 00:25:52.110 --> 00:25:55.160
  • TUNE IT ON WHEN THEY NEED IT, WHEN THEY HAVE
  • 00:25:55.180 --> 00:25:57.280
  • TO HAVE A WORD.
  • 00:25:58.000 --> 00:26:00.040
  • OKAY, SO WE BASICALLY GOT TO THE POINT THAT THE
  • 00:26:00.060 --> 00:26:03.120
  • STEWARDSHIP, AND I THINK THE BRILLIANCE OF WHAT MY
  • 00:26:03.140 --> 00:26:07.140
  • PARENTS DID IN THEIR FIRST GENERATION, IS THAT THEY
  • 00:26:07.160 --> 00:26:11.030
  • REALLY FOCUSED ON THE HARDWARE THAT IT TAKES TO
  • 00:26:11.050 --> 00:26:15.140
  • BE A TELEVISION NETWORK AND A GROUP OF NETWORKS.
  • 00:26:15.160 --> 00:26:19.130
  • AND IT SEEMS AS IF WHAT THEY BASICALLY
  • 00:26:19.150 --> 00:26:22.200
  • TRANSITIONED AND PREPARED LAURIE AND I FOR WAS THE
  • 00:26:22.220 --> 00:26:26.050
  • TRANSITION PERIOD TO THE CONTENT.
  • 00:26:26.070 --> 00:26:28.230
  • AND I DON'T KNOW THAT IT WOULD BE THE MOST
  • 00:26:28.250 --> 00:26:33.110
  • IMPORTANT THING FOR LAURIE AND I TO BE PURCHASING
  • 00:26:33.130 --> 00:26:36.060
  • ANOTHER TV CHANNEL.
  • 00:26:36.080 --> 00:26:38.030
  • I THINK WHAT WOULD BE MORE IMPORTANT AND WHAT MY MOM
  • 00:26:38.050 --> 00:26:41.020
  • AND DAD WERE PREPARING US TO DO IS START
  • 00:26:41.040 --> 00:26:43.090
  • TRANSITIONING THE CONTENT INTO A WIDER AND WIDER
  • 00:26:43.110 --> 00:26:46.000
  • SPECTRUM OF PEOPLE THAT WILL TUNE INTO CHRISTIAN
  • 00:26:46.020 --> 00:26:49.200
  • TV THAT MIGHT NOT NORMALLY WATCH, AND THAT'S ONE OF
  • 00:26:49.220 --> 00:26:51.270
  • THE BIG THRUSTS.
  • 00:26:51.290 --> 00:26:53.250
  • WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY IS WE'RE ESTABLISHING THE
  • 00:26:53.270 --> 00:26:57.000
  • IDEA THAT ONE OF THE GREAT CRITICISMS OF CHRISTIAN
  • 00:26:57.020 --> 00:27:01.150
  • TELEVISION AND SOMEBODY THAT MIGHT KNOW THE THREE
  • 00:27:01.170 --> 00:27:05.140
  • LETTERS THAT'S KIND OF UP IN THE CORNER OF THE
  • 00:27:05.160 --> 00:27:08.260
  • CHANNEL HERE THAT SAY TBN, OH, THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE
  • 00:27:08.280 --> 00:27:11.290
  • THAT ALWAYS TALK ABOUT MONEY.
  • 00:27:12.010 --> 00:27:13.230
  • WELL, FOR THE LAST ALMOST THREE YEARS NOW, WE'VE
  • 00:27:13.250 --> 00:27:17.110
  • STOPPED DOING TELETHONS, AND MY DAD WAS PREPARING
  • 00:27:17.130 --> 00:27:20.200
  • US FOR THAT WITH THE, I THINK, GENIUS OF NOT
  • 00:27:20.220 --> 00:27:24.170
  • HAVING ANY DEBT IN THIS ORGANIZATION.
  • 00:27:24.190 --> 00:27:27.120
  • - HIS BUSINESS SENSE.
  • 00:27:27.140 --> 00:27:29.160
  • - AND HIS BUSINESS SENSE IN GENERAL; LEFT LAURIE
  • 00:27:29.180 --> 00:27:32.190
  • AND I ABLE TO VISION INTO THE FUTURE AND THINK AND
  • 00:27:32.210 --> 00:27:35.180
  • LOOK INTO THE FUTURE RATHER THAN DOG PADDLE
  • 00:27:35.200 --> 00:27:38.170
  • INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN HERE AND TRY TO
  • 00:27:38.190 --> 00:27:40.170
  • SUSTAIN SOMETHING.
  • 00:27:40.190 --> 00:27:43.110
  • IT'S UNBELIEVABLE THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE
  • 00:27:43.130 --> 00:27:47.050
  • FOR GROWTH AND EXPANSION AND NEW CONTENT, AND IT'S
  • 00:27:47.070 --> 00:27:50.250
  • ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING DAYS OF TRINITY IN THE
  • 00:27:50.270 --> 00:27:54.140
  • HISTORY OF TRINITY.
  • 00:27:54.160 --> 00:27:56.080
  • SO WE STOPPED DOING TELETHONS.
  • 00:27:56.100 --> 00:28:00.080
  • WE HAVE TAKEN MY DAD'S SOMEWHAT 80 YEAR-OLD
  • 00:28:00.100 --> 00:28:06.010
  • UNFILTERED MANDATE, AND WHEN HE WAS POINTING A
  • 00:28:06.030 --> 00:28:10.170
  • FINGER AT US, AND HE SAID, "MATTHEW, LAURIE, THAT
  • 00:28:10.190 --> 00:28:15.110
  • YOUNG GUY RIGHT THERE," AND HE MEANT HIM...
  • 00:28:15.130 --> 00:28:18.180
  • - I LOVE THAT WORD "YOUNG".
  • 00:28:18.200 --> 00:28:20.270
  • - "THAT YOUNG GUY RIGHT THERE, GO FIND HIM. GO GET HIM.
  • 00:28:20.290 --> 00:28:25.240
  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE OF THE FUTURE."
  • 00:28:25.260 --> 00:28:28.040
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:28:28.060 --> 00:28:36.200
  • - I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW DIRECTION FOR TBN,
  • 00:28:36.220 --> 00:28:40.030
  • AND IT'S NOT SO MUCH A NEW DIRECTION IN PRINCIPLE,
  • 00:28:40.050 --> 00:28:45.240
  • BUT IT IS IN METHODOLOGY.
  • 00:28:45.260 --> 00:28:47.250
  • I BELIEVE WHEN PAUL AND JAN STARTED THE NETWORK,
  • 00:28:47.270 --> 00:28:50.200
  • THEY WERE ASKING PEOPLE TO GIVE BECAUSE THEY HAD A
  • 00:28:50.220 --> 00:28:53.200
  • VISION OF CHRISTIAN TELEVISION BEING IN EVERY
  • 00:28:53.220 --> 00:28:55.160
  • HOME ALL ACROSS THE WORLD AND PUTTING
  • 00:28:55.180 --> 00:28:57.130
  • THE GOSPEL OUT.
  • 00:28:57.150 --> 00:28:59.070
  • AND THEN IT SEEMED LIKE OVER THE YEARS THAT THE
  • 00:28:59.090 --> 00:29:01.160
  • FOCUS BEGAN TO BE ON TELETHONS AND RAISING
  • 00:29:01.180 --> 00:29:04.130
  • MONEY, AND SO WHEN THE PEOPLE WE WERE TRYING TO
  • 00:29:04.150 --> 00:29:06.200
  • REACH TUNED IN, THEY JUST SAW US ASKING FOR MONEY.
  • 00:29:06.220 --> 00:29:10.280
  • AND THE NEW DIRECTION OF MATT AND LAURIE TO SAY
  • 00:29:11.000 --> 00:29:14.120
  • WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON GIVING TO GIVE AND NOT
  • 00:29:14.140 --> 00:29:17.290
  • LIVING A BLESS THE LIFE TO BE A BLESSING, I THINK GOD
  • 00:29:18.010 --> 00:29:22.050
  • IS SO PLEASED WITH THAT NEW DIRECTION, AND I'M
  • 00:29:22.070 --> 00:29:24.080
  • EXCITED THAT THE BLESSED LIFE IS GOING TO BE ONE OF
  • 00:29:24.100 --> 00:29:26.070
  • THE FOUR PILLARS FOR TBN.
  • 00:29:26.090 --> 00:29:28.040
  • - LET ME JUST TELL YOU SOMETHING.
  • 00:29:37.200 --> 00:29:39.090
  • WE'RE STANDING HERE IN FAITH, PASTOR.
  • 00:29:39.110 --> 00:29:41.170
  • WE'RE NOT DOING ANY TELETHONS ANYMORE.
  • 00:29:41.190 --> 00:29:43.120
  • WE'RE NOT ASKING YOU TO DO A FUNDRAISING MESSAGE AT
  • 00:29:43.140 --> 00:29:46.040
  • THE END OF THIS.
  • 00:29:46.060 --> 00:29:48.120
  • THIS IS NOT A COVERT WAY TO GET YOU ON OUR
  • 00:29:48.140 --> 00:29:50.130
  • SET TO PREACH.
  • 00:29:50.150 --> 00:29:52.100
  • WE'RE TRYING TO GET TRUTH INTO THESE FOLKS.
  • 00:29:52.120 --> 00:29:55.070
  • AND SO WE'RE DOING IT OURSELVES.
  • 00:29:55.090 --> 00:29:58.170
  • LISTEN ARE THOSE THAT ARE VIEWING ANYWHERE AROUND
  • 00:29:58.190 --> 00:30:01.060
  • THE WORLD, LAURIE AND I ARE IN THE SAME
  • 00:30:01.080 --> 00:30:03.010
  • BOAT YOU ARE.
  • 00:30:03.030 --> 00:30:04.230
  • WE'RE GLEANING FROM THIS MESSAGE, AND WE'RE MAKING
  • 00:30:04.250 --> 00:30:06.220
  • IT A PILLAR OF OUR LIFE.
  • 00:30:06.240 --> 00:30:10.170
  • THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY.
  • 00:30:10.190 --> 00:30:12.230
  • YOU'RE JUST GETTING TO SEE IT BECAUSE WE HAVE CAMERAS
  • 00:30:12.250 --> 00:30:15.090
  • CONNECTED TO THAT CONVERSATION TODAY.
  • 00:30:15.110 --> 00:30:17.190
  • SO SCRIPTURALLY, YOU'VE SOMEWHAT SHOWN THE
  • 00:30:17.210 --> 00:30:22.120
  • DIFFERENCE, BUT SCRIPTURALLY NOW BUILD
  • 00:30:22.140 --> 00:30:24.280
  • THIS MESSAGE SO THAT WE UNDERSTAND IT, WE OWN IT,
  • 00:30:25.000 --> 00:30:27.160
  • AND WE MAKE OUR LIVES CONDITIONAL ON IT.
  • 00:30:27.180 --> 00:30:31.120
  • - OKAY, AND I'D LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING, TOO, ABOUT
  • 00:30:31.140 --> 00:30:33.040
  • THOSE BEGINNING DAYS WHEN YOUR MOM AND DAD WERE IN
  • 00:30:33.060 --> 00:30:37.030
  • ESSENCE BEGGING PEOPLE TO GIVE.
  • 00:30:37.050 --> 00:30:40.100
  • IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THEY WANTED TO TAKE THE
  • 00:30:40.120 --> 00:30:43.160
  • GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, AND THEY SAW THE MEDIUM OF
  • 00:30:43.180 --> 00:30:47.090
  • TELEVISION TO DO IT, SO THEY WERE BEGGING PEOPLE
  • 00:30:47.110 --> 00:30:50.160
  • THE WAY WE WOULD SAY PLEASE SUPPORT THIS
  • 00:30:50.180 --> 00:30:52.210
  • MISSIONARY HERE; THE WAY WE WOULD SAY THIS AREA WAS
  • 00:30:52.230 --> 00:30:56.000
  • JUST HIT BY A FLOOD, PLEASE SUPPORT THESE
  • 00:30:56.020 --> 00:30:58.170
  • PEOPLE; THE WAY JAMES ROBISON, WHO FEEDS
  • 00:30:58.190 --> 00:31:01.270
  • CHILDREN IN AFRICA THAT WILL DIE WITHOUT THAT
  • 00:31:01.290 --> 00:31:04.100
  • FOOD, WITH TEARS SOMETIMES, HE SAYS PLEASE
  • 00:31:04.120 --> 00:31:07.060
  • GIVE WATER OF LIFE.
  • 00:31:07.080 --> 00:31:09.140
  • IT WAS THE SAME WITH YOUR MOM AND DAD.
  • 00:31:09.160 --> 00:31:12.000
  • THEY WERE SAYING PLEASE HELP US TO HAVE A
  • 00:31:12.020 --> 00:31:15.090
  • CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK FREE SO THE WORLD
  • 00:31:15.110 --> 00:31:18.110
  • COULD TUNE IN AND HEAR THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:31:18.130 --> 00:31:20.190
  • SO I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT, AND THERE IS A TIME TO
  • 00:31:20.210 --> 00:31:23.270
  • PRESENT THE NEED.
  • 00:31:23.290 --> 00:31:25.180
  • THERE'S A TREMENDOUS TIME TO DO THAT.
  • 00:31:25.200 --> 00:31:27.270
  • THE DECISION THAT YOU GUYS HAVE MADE NOT TO DO
  • 00:31:27.290 --> 00:31:30.200
  • TELETHONS IS PHENOMENAL BECAUSE IT'S GREAT BECAUSE
  • 00:31:30.220 --> 00:31:33.200
  • TODAY, WHAT'S HAPPENED IS OUR CHILDREN AND YOUR
  • 00:31:33.220 --> 00:31:37.280
  • CHILDREN AND MY CHILDREN, ABOUT THE SAME AGE,
  • 00:31:38.000 --> 00:31:41.010
  • THEY'RE GROWING UP WITH WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS
  • 00:31:41.030 --> 00:31:44.000
  • REALITY TV, AND THEN THEY FOUND OUT IT WAS SCRIPTED.
  • 00:31:44.020 --> 00:31:46.230
  • AND SO THEY'RE THINKING WELL, THERE IS NO REALITY
  • 00:31:46.250 --> 00:31:50.020
  • WHEN YOU LOOK INTO THOSE CAMERAS.
  • 00:31:50.040 --> 00:31:51.290
  • AND WHAT YOU GUYS HAVE DONE IS YOU'VE SAID, NO,
  • 00:31:52.010 --> 00:31:54.000
  • THERE IS REALITY.
  • 00:31:54.020 --> 00:31:55.270
  • HIS NAME'S JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:31:55.290 --> 00:31:58.150
  • AND THE TELETHON THAT CONNECTED WITH THE FORMER
  • 00:31:58.170 --> 00:32:00.290
  • GENERATION IS NOT GOING TO CONNECT WITH THE FUTURE
  • 00:32:01.010 --> 00:32:03.260
  • GENERATION, AND YOU MADE A DECISION, WE'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:32:03.280 --> 00:32:06.020
  • TO DO THAT ANYMORE.
  • 00:32:06.040 --> 00:32:07.290
  • BUT YOU ALSO MADE THE DECISION, WE'RE GOING
  • 00:32:08.010 --> 00:32:09.260
  • TO TRUST GOD.
  • 00:32:09.280 --> 00:32:11.080
  • WE BELIEVE THIS MESSAGE, AND MY FATHER BELIEVED
  • 00:32:11.100 --> 00:32:13.030
  • THIS MESSAGE OF PASTOR ROBERTS PREACHING AND
  • 00:32:13.050 --> 00:32:15.000
  • TEACHING, THAT GOD SUPPLIES THEIR NEEDS, AND
  • 00:32:15.020 --> 00:32:17.160
  • IT'S ABOUT THE HEART, GOD TOUCHING PEOPLE'S HEARTS.
  • 00:32:17.180 --> 00:32:20.050
  • SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS MINISTER TO PEOPLE, AND
  • 00:32:20.070 --> 00:32:22.200
  • GOD WILL TOUCH THEIR HEART WHEN THEY'RE TO SUPPORT
  • 00:32:22.220 --> 00:32:24.210
  • TBN, AND WE'LL TRUST GOD FOR THAT.
  • 00:32:24.230 --> 00:32:26.240
  • AND WE MIGHT MAKE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
  • 00:32:26.260 --> 00:32:29.080
  • HELPING FLOOD VICTIMS OR HURRICANE VICTIMS OR EVEN
  • 00:32:29.100 --> 00:32:33.070
  • OPENING A NEW STATION OR DOING SOMETHING.
  • 00:32:33.090 --> 00:32:35.130
  • WE MIGHT MAKE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE,
  • 00:32:35.150 --> 00:32:37.090
  • BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO IT WITH THE SAME
  • 00:32:37.110 --> 00:32:39.100
  • METHODOLOGY, BUT THE PRINCIPLE BEHIND WHAT YOUR
  • 00:32:39.120 --> 00:32:43.070
  • PARENTS DID WAS PURE.
  • 00:32:43.090 --> 00:32:46.030
  • IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PURE, AND WE TALKED ABOUT IT.
  • 00:32:46.050 --> 00:32:48.110
  • I WAS ON A SHOW WITH THEM ALMOST 35 YEARS AGO, AND
  • 00:32:48.130 --> 00:32:51.180
  • IT WAS PURE. THEIR HEARTS WERE PURE.
  • 00:32:51.200 --> 00:32:54.020
  • THEY WANTED TO TAKE THE GOSPEL, AND YOUR HEARTS
  • 00:32:54.040 --> 00:32:57.000
  • ARE TO TAKE THE GOSPEL, BUT YOU'RE SAYING, YOU
  • 00:32:57.020 --> 00:32:59.210
  • KNOW, THAT METHODOLOGY ISN'T GOING TO WORK
  • 00:32:59.230 --> 00:33:01.270
  • ANYMORE, AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT THE BLESSED
  • 00:33:01.290 --> 00:33:03.280
  • LIFE IS ABOUT.
  • 00:33:04.000 --> 00:33:05.230
  • IT'S ABOUT MAKING SURE YOUR HEART IS PURE WHEN IT
  • 00:33:05.250 --> 00:33:08.030
  • COMES TO GIVING AND WHO YOUR PROVIDER IS.
  • 00:33:08.050 --> 00:33:11.050
  • - TWO THINGS THAT I WOULD TELL ANY PERSON THAT IS
  • 00:33:19.280 --> 00:33:23.030
  • TRYING TO LIVE THE BLESSED LIFE, BUT THEY'RE FINANCES
  • 00:33:23.050 --> 00:33:25.190
  • ARE STILL IN A MESS, ONE GUY CAME TO ME AND SAID,
  • 00:33:25.210 --> 00:33:28.250
  • YOU KNOW IT DOESN'T WORK FOR EVERYONE.
  • 00:33:28.270 --> 00:33:30.170
  • THE BLESSED LIFE DOESN'T WORK FOR EVERYONE.
  • 00:33:30.190 --> 00:33:32.030
  • I SAID, WHAT DO YOU MEAN?
  • 00:33:32.050 --> 00:33:33.230
  • HE SAID, I'M GIVING, AND I'M NOT
  • 00:33:33.250 --> 00:33:35.020
  • GETTING ANYTHING BACK. I SAID, WAIT A MINUTE.
  • 00:33:35.040 --> 00:33:38.000
  • THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF THE BOOK IS TO GIVE TO
  • 00:33:38.020 --> 00:33:39.240
  • GIVE, NOT TO GIVE TO GET.
  • 00:33:39.260 --> 00:33:41.180
  • SO LET'S ALSO TALK ABOUT WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON.
  • 00:33:41.200 --> 00:33:44.010
  • HE SAID, WELL, MY FINANCES ARE ALSO IN A MESS.
  • 00:33:44.030 --> 00:33:45.230
  • I SAID, WELL, HOLD ON.
  • 00:33:45.250 --> 00:33:47.130
  • THE BOOK'S REALLY ABOUT GIVING, BUT ARE YOU BUYING
  • 00:33:47.150 --> 00:33:49.120
  • THINGS ON CREDIT CARD?
  • 00:33:49.140 --> 00:33:51.070
  • ARE YOU LIVING ABOVE YOUR MEANS?
  • 00:33:51.090 --> 00:33:53.090
  • I MEAN, WHAT FINANCIAL PRINCIPLES DO YOU
  • 00:33:53.110 --> 00:33:55.180
  • HAVE IN PLACE? ARE YOU ON A BUDGET?
  • 00:33:55.200 --> 00:33:58.000
  • AND NONE OF THOSE THINGS WERE IN PLACE IN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:33:58.020 --> 00:34:00.110
  • SO I WANT TO SHARE WITH PEOPLE THAT IT'S MORE
  • 00:34:00.130 --> 00:34:02.070
  • THAN JUST GIVING.
  • 00:34:02.090 --> 00:34:04.080
  • IT'S ALSO ABOUT BEING A GOOD STEWARD OF WHAT GOD
  • 00:34:04.100 --> 00:34:05.240
  • GIVES TO YOU.
  • 00:34:05.260 --> 00:34:07.170
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:34:07.190 --> 00:34:12.260
  • - SO I SAID, LORD, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO?
  • 00:34:12.280 --> 00:34:14.070
  • BACK THEN I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:34:14.090 --> 00:34:15.230
  • AND HE TOLD ME THREE THINGS, SO I'M GOING TO
  • 00:34:15.250 --> 00:34:17.170
  • TELL YOU THE THREE THINGS HE TOLD ME.
  • 00:34:17.190 --> 00:34:19.030
  • HE SAID, NUMBER ONE, GET OUT OF DEBT.
  • 00:34:19.050 --> 00:34:21.080
  • NOW, THIS MEANS DIFFERENT THINGS TO DIFFERENT PEOPLE.
  • 00:34:21.100 --> 00:34:24.160
  • DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT CONVICTIONS, OKAY?
  • 00:34:24.180 --> 00:34:27.170
  • FOR US, WE COULD STILL HAVE A MORTGAGE, BUT WE
  • 00:34:27.190 --> 00:34:31.000
  • WERE NOT TO BORROW FOR APPRECIATING ITEMS,
  • 00:34:31.020 --> 00:34:33.180
  • ONLY APPRECIATING ITEMS LIKE A MORTGAGE ON A HOME.
  • 00:34:33.200 --> 00:34:35.150
  • SO WE HAVE A MORTGAGE TO THIS DAY, AND WE HAVE HAD
  • 00:34:35.170 --> 00:34:37.200
  • A MORTGAGE, BUT WE PUT IT ON 15 YEAR NOTE.
  • 00:34:37.220 --> 00:34:41.120
  • WE DO OUR BEST TO PAY IT OFF.
  • 00:34:41.140 --> 00:34:43.140
  • SO NUMBER ONE, HE SAID, GET OUT OF DEBT.
  • 00:34:43.160 --> 00:34:46.160
  • SO FOR US, THE FIRST THING THAT WE NEED TO DO, WE HAD
  • 00:34:46.180 --> 00:34:48.080
  • THIS CAR THAT WAS TOO BIG FOR US.
  • 00:34:48.100 --> 00:34:50.000
  • THE PAYMENT WAS TOO BIG, SO WE SOLD THAT CAR, AND
  • 00:34:50.020 --> 00:34:52.160
  • WE BOUGHT A CAR FOR CASH, $750.
  • 00:34:52.180 --> 00:34:57.010
  • THAT WAS ALL WE COULD AFFORD.
  • 00:34:57.030 --> 00:34:58.200
  • SO WE BOUGHT A CAR FOR $750, BUT YOU
  • 00:34:58.220 --> 00:35:01.040
  • GOT TO HEAR ME.
  • 00:35:01.060 --> 00:35:03.010
  • WE ACTUALLY LOVED THAT CAR.
  • 00:35:03.030 --> 00:35:04.270
  • I MEAN, WE LOVED IT BECAUSE WE WERE GETTING
  • 00:35:04.290 --> 00:35:07.010
  • OUR FINANCES IN ORDER. WE LOVED THAT CAR. WE PRAYED OVER IT.
  • 00:35:07.030 --> 00:35:10.040
  • WE ANOINTED IT WITH OIL, ABOUT A QUART A WEEK...
  • 00:35:10.060 --> 00:35:13.080
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:35:13.100 --> 00:35:16.130
  • AND WE DROVE THAT CAR.
  • 00:35:16.150 --> 00:35:17.290
  • OKAY, SECOND THING THE LORD SAID TO ME
  • 00:35:18.010 --> 00:35:19.170
  • WAS DON'T MANIPULATE. DON'T MANIPULATE.
  • 00:35:19.190 --> 00:35:22.270
  • NOW, I WAS IN MINISTRY, BUT A WHOLE BUNCH OF
  • 00:35:22.290 --> 00:35:25.040
  • PEOPLE MANIPULATE FOR MONEY, AND GOD NEVER
  • 00:35:25.060 --> 00:35:27.080
  • BLESSES MANIPULATION.
  • 00:35:27.100 --> 00:35:28.290
  • MANIPULATION COMES FROM A ROOT WORD THAT MEANS
  • 00:35:29.010 --> 00:35:31.060
  • WITCHCRAFT.
  • 00:35:31.080 --> 00:35:32.250
  • SO YOU CANNOT MANIPULATE.
  • 00:35:32.270 --> 00:35:35.160
  • YOU CAN'T DROP HINTS AND EXPECT GOD TO
  • 00:35:35.180 --> 00:35:38.020
  • PROVIDE FOR YOU.
  • 00:35:38.040 --> 00:35:39.280
  • SO FOR ME, I SAID, WELL, LORD, HOW DOES
  • 00:35:40.000 --> 00:35:41.140
  • THAT WORK OUT?
  • 00:35:41.160 --> 00:35:43.040
  • HE SAID, WELL, WHEN SOMEONE ASKS YOU TO COME
  • 00:35:43.060 --> 00:35:44.280
  • SPEAK, THEY SAY WHAT ARE YOUR FINANCIAL
  • 00:35:45.000 --> 00:35:46.150
  • REQUIREMENTS FOR COMING?
  • 00:35:46.170 --> 00:35:48.110
  • AND YOU SAY, PAY OUR EXPENSES, AND GIVE
  • 00:35:48.130 --> 00:35:49.190
  • US AN OFFERING.
  • 00:35:49.210 --> 00:35:51.060
  • AND OF MY FRIENDS WOULD ACTUALLY SAY, PAY OUR
  • 00:35:51.080 --> 00:35:52.230
  • EXPENSES AND GIVE US AN OFFERING, AND THE OFFERING
  • 00:35:52.250 --> 00:35:54.280
  • HAS TO BE A MINIMUM OF... I NEVER EVEN SAID THAT.
  • 00:35:55.000 --> 00:35:57.200
  • I JUST SAY, WHATEVER.
  • 00:35:57.220 --> 00:35:59.160
  • JUST PAY OUR EXPENSES AND GIVE US THE OFFERING.
  • 00:35:59.180 --> 00:36:00.280
  • HERE'S WHAT THE LORD SAID TO ME.
  • 00:36:01.000 --> 00:36:02.110
  • HE SAID, FROM NOW ON, YOU SAY I HAVE NO FINANCIAL
  • 00:36:02.130 --> 00:36:03.210
  • REQUIREMENTS FOR COMING.
  • 00:36:03.230 --> 00:36:06.030
  • BY THE WAY, THIS WAS ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO, AND I STILL
  • 00:36:06.050 --> 00:36:07.220
  • DO THAT TO THIS DAY.
  • 00:36:07.240 --> 00:36:09.160
  • I HAVE NO FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR COMING.
  • 00:36:09.180 --> 00:36:11.270
  • AND THE LORD SAID TO ME, I WANT TO TEACH YOU WHO YOUR
  • 00:36:11.290 --> 00:36:15.060
  • PROVIDER IS; THAT IT'S NOT HOW YOU
  • 00:36:15.080 --> 00:36:19.010
  • ARRANGE THINGS, IT'S ME.
  • 00:36:19.030 --> 00:36:21.140
  • NOW, AGAIN, OTHER PEOPLE -- YOU CAN DO
  • 00:36:21.160 --> 00:36:23.060
  • THINGS DIFFERENTLY.
  • 00:36:23.080 --> 00:36:24.260
  • DON'T PUT THIS ON YOU.
  • 00:36:24.280 --> 00:36:26.170
  • LET THE LORD SPEAK TO YOU WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO DO.
  • 00:36:26.190 --> 00:36:28.050
  • SO THIS GUY CALLS ME, I WILL NEVER FORGET, FIRST
  • 00:36:28.070 --> 00:36:29.210
  • GUY CALLS AND SAYS, ROBERT, CAN YOU
  • 00:36:29.230 --> 00:36:31.140
  • COME AND SPEAK? I SAID, YES. WE WORKED OUT A DATE.
  • 00:36:31.160 --> 00:36:33.130
  • HE SAID WHAT ARE YOUR FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 00:36:33.150 --> 00:36:35.020
  • FOR COMING?
  • 00:36:35.040 --> 00:36:36.180
  • I SAID, I DON'T HAVE ANY FINANCIAL
  • 00:36:36.200 --> 00:36:37.290
  • REQUIREMENTS FOR COMING.
  • 00:36:38.010 --> 00:36:39.160
  • HE SAID, WELL, THAT'S GOOD BECAUSE I DON'T EVEN THINK
  • 00:36:39.180 --> 00:36:41.080
  • WE CAN PAY YOUR GAS.
  • 00:36:41.100 --> 00:36:45.040
  • NOW, HE DIDN'T SAY PAY YOUR EXPENSES, HE SAID PAY
  • 00:36:45.060 --> 00:36:46.230
  • YOUR GAS.
  • 00:36:46.250 --> 00:36:48.220
  • LET ME TELL YOU WHY THAT'S IMPORTANT.
  • 00:36:48.240 --> 00:36:50.170
  • WE GET IN THAT $750 DOLLAR CAR.
  • 00:36:50.190 --> 00:36:52.110
  • WE START DRIVING. IT WAS TO OKLAHOMA.
  • 00:36:52.130 --> 00:36:53.250
  • WE START DRIVING TO OKLAHOMA.
  • 00:36:53.270 --> 00:36:55.090
  • WE STOP TO FILL THE CAR UP WITH GAS.
  • 00:36:55.110 --> 00:36:57.280
  • I WENT IN TO PAY FOR IT, AND THE LADY SAID TO ME,
  • 00:36:58.000 --> 00:36:59.220
  • IT'S TAKEN CARE OF.
  • 00:36:59.240 --> 00:37:01.110
  • I SAID, WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT'S TAKEN CARE OF?
  • 00:37:01.130 --> 00:37:02.230
  • SHE SAID BECAUSE WHEN YOU PULLED IN, GOD TOLD ME
  • 00:37:02.250 --> 00:37:04.090
  • THAT I WAS TO FILL YOUR CAR UP WITH GAS.
  • 00:37:04.110 --> 00:37:08.060
  • AND I WENT OUT, AND I GOT IN THE CAR, AND I SAID,
  • 00:37:08.080 --> 00:37:09.240
  • LORD, I SURE LIKE DOING IT BETTER YOUR WAY
  • 00:37:09.260 --> 00:37:10.290
  • THAN MY WAY.
  • 00:37:11.010 --> 00:37:12.100
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:12.120 --> 00:37:14.010
  • AND HERE'S THE THIRD THING THE LORD SAID TO ME, GIVE.
  • 00:37:14.030 --> 00:37:17.200
  • SO HE SAID, GET OUT OF DEBT, DON'T MANIPULATE, GIVE.
  • 00:37:17.220 --> 00:37:21.230
  • NOW, I HAVE TO TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:37:21.250 --> 00:37:23.250
  • I SAID TO THE LORD, I SAID, LORD, I DID GIVE. I TITHE.
  • 00:37:23.270 --> 00:37:29.040
  • NOW, PLEASE DON'T GET OFFENDED BY THIS.
  • 00:37:29.060 --> 00:37:30.270
  • THIS IS JUST THE IMPRESSION THAT I GOT IN
  • 00:37:30.290 --> 00:37:33.270
  • MY SPIRIT WHEN I SAID IT. I SAID, LORD, I DO GIVE.
  • 00:37:33.290 --> 00:37:36.160
  • I TITHE. I FELT LIKE THE LORD WENT [LAUGHING]
  • 00:37:36.180 --> 00:37:40.170
  • [AUDIENCE LAUGHING]
  • 00:37:40.190 --> 00:37:42.210
  • REALLY, I KIND OF FELT LIKE IT WAS LIKE
  • 00:37:42.230 --> 00:37:44.220
  • [SIC] THE LORD SAID, "IDIOT." YOU KNOW,
  • 00:37:44.240 --> 00:37:46.120
  • AND THAT'S WHAT I FELT.
  • 00:37:46.140 --> 00:37:47.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:47.290 --> 00:37:49.120
  • I'M LIKE WHAT DO YOU MEAN, LORD?
  • 00:37:49.140 --> 00:37:50.190
  • I DO, I GIVE TEN PERCENT.
  • 00:37:50.210 --> 00:37:52.010
  • HE SAID, YOU DON'T GIVE TEN PERCENT.
  • 00:37:52.030 --> 00:37:53.120
  • YOU RETURN TEN PERCENT.
  • 00:37:53.140 --> 00:37:55.040
  • HE SAID, THE TEN PERCENT IS MINE, AND WHEN YOU READ
  • 00:37:55.060 --> 00:37:58.080
  • THE LANGUAGE IN THE BIBLE, IF YOU DON'T RETURN IT,
  • 00:37:58.100 --> 00:38:01.000
  • THEN YOU'VE STOLEN IT.
  • 00:38:01.020 --> 00:38:02.270
  • THAT'S THE LANGUAGE.
  • 00:38:02.290 --> 00:38:04.240
  • I CAN SHOW IT TO YOU IN JOSHUA AND IN MALACHI:
  • 00:38:04.260 --> 00:38:08.230
  • ROBBED AND STOLEN.
  • 00:38:08.250 --> 00:38:10.130
  • THOSE ARE THE TWO WORDS GOD USES, HE USED IT.
  • 00:38:10.150 --> 00:38:12.050
  • SO I SAID, LORD, WHAT DO YOU MEAN GIVE?
  • 00:38:12.070 --> 00:38:14.080
  • HE SAID, I MEAN GIVE OAF AND ABOVE THE TITHE.
  • 00:38:14.100 --> 00:38:16.060
  • THAT'S WHEN YOU GIVE.
  • 00:38:16.080 --> 00:38:17.290
  • AND I ASKED HIM THREE VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS.
  • 00:38:18.010 --> 00:38:20.070
  • I SAID, WELL, LORD, HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN TO GIVE?
  • 00:38:20.090 --> 00:38:22.290
  • HOW WILL I KNOW WHERE TO GIVE?
  • 00:38:23.010 --> 00:38:25.010
  • AND HOW WILL I KNOW HOW MUCH TO GIVE?
  • 00:38:25.030 --> 00:38:26.250
  • AREN'T THOSE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS?
  • 00:38:26.270 --> 00:38:28.270
  • LISTEN TO HIS VERY SIMPLE ANSWER.
  • 00:38:28.290 --> 00:38:31.040
  • HERE'S WHAT HE SAID, I'LL TELL YOU.
  • 00:38:31.060 --> 00:38:34.060
  • MY PEOPLE HEAR MY VOICE.
  • 00:38:34.080 --> 00:38:37.100
  • MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE.
  • 00:38:37.120 --> 00:38:38.260
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:38:38.280 --> 00:38:41.210
  • - ANNOUNCER: HERE AT THE BEGINNING OF 2017, THE
  • 00:38:41.230 --> 00:38:43.260
  • TRINITY BROADCASTING FAMILY OF NETWORKS
  • 00:38:43.280 --> 00:38:46.020
  • INTRODUCED FOUR PILLARS OF TRUTH, THE BLESSED LIFE,
  • 00:38:46.040 --> 00:38:48.280
  • GRACE, SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY, AND HOPE.
  • 00:38:49.000 --> 00:38:56.040
  • WHEN YOU DELIGHT IN THE LORD, YOU CAN HAVE A
  • 00:38:56.060 --> 00:38:58.150
  • TRULY BLESSED LIFE.
  • 00:38:58.170 --> 00:39:00.240
  • IT'S ONE OF THE PILLARS FOR LIFE.
  • 00:39:00.260 --> 00:39:06.060
  • TODAY'S PROGRAM FOCUSES ON THE BLESSED LIFE.
  • 00:39:06.080 --> 00:39:08.280
  • - AT SOME POINT, SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE,
  • 00:39:14.020 --> 00:39:18.130
  • PROSPERITY GIVING MESSAGE DID GO WRONG.
  • 00:39:18.150 --> 00:39:23.050
  • IS THAT TRUE?
  • 00:39:23.070 --> 00:39:24.220
  • - ABSOLUTELY TRUE, ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:39:24.240 --> 00:39:26.160
  • - SO THAT PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND THAT WE KNOW
  • 00:39:26.180 --> 00:39:29.120
  • THE DIFFERENCE, PLEASE DESCRIBE HOW IT WENT WRONG
  • 00:39:29.140 --> 00:39:35.230
  • SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE EVERYONE GETS THAT WE'RE
  • 00:39:35.250 --> 00:39:38.160
  • SAYING SOMETHING NEW.
  • 00:39:38.180 --> 00:39:40.140
  • WE'RE NOT POLISHING THE OLD MOUND OF TEACHING AND
  • 00:39:40.160 --> 00:39:47.250
  • TRYING TO GET SHINE ON IT HERE.
  • 00:39:47.270 --> 00:39:50.190
  • WE'RE STARTING WITH A NEW MESSAGE WITH A
  • 00:39:50.210 --> 00:39:52.070
  • NEW MOTIVE, OKAY?
  • 00:39:52.090 --> 00:39:54.010
  • SO MAKE SURE THEY KNOW YOU KNOW THAT IT DID GO WRONG
  • 00:39:54.030 --> 00:39:56.290
  • AND WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:39:57.010 --> 00:39:59.010
  • - IT DID. LUKE 6:34, AS WE SAID BEFORE, "GIVE AND IT WILL
  • 00:39:59.030 --> 00:40:01.170
  • BE GIVEN TO YOU," HAS BEEN PREACHED AS THE MOTIVE FOR
  • 00:40:01.190 --> 00:40:05.290
  • GIVING INSTEAD OF THE REWARD,
  • 00:40:06.010 --> 00:40:08.180
  • AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:40:08.200 --> 00:40:11.190
  • IN OTHER WORDS, GIVE AND YOU'LL GET, GIVE AND
  • 00:40:11.210 --> 00:40:14.130
  • YOU'LL GET, AND THAT BECAME OUR MOTIVE FOR
  • 00:40:14.150 --> 00:40:16.220
  • GIVING INSTEAD OF GIVE BECAUSE YOU WANT
  • 00:40:16.240 --> 00:40:19.220
  • TO HELP SOMEONE.
  • 00:40:19.240 --> 00:40:21.190
  • YOU GO BACK TO VERSE 30, AND JUST TOLL THEM, GIVE
  • 00:40:21.210 --> 00:40:24.120
  • TO EVERYONE WHO ASKS OF YOU, AND IF THEY WANT YOUR
  • 00:40:24.140 --> 00:40:27.050
  • COAT, GIVE THEM YOUR SHIRT, TOO, AND LOAN TO
  • 00:40:27.070 --> 00:40:30.110
  • PEOPLE AND DON'T EXPECT ANYTHING BACK.
  • 00:40:30.130 --> 00:40:32.070
  • WELL, THAT SOUNDS LIKE GIVING.
  • 00:40:32.090 --> 00:40:34.020
  • IF YOU LOAN AND SAY, DON'T PAY MY BACK,
  • 00:40:34.040 --> 00:40:36.090
  • DON'T EVER PAY ME BACK, THAT'S A GIFT.
  • 00:40:36.110 --> 00:40:38.020
  • SO HE'S GOING TO THE MOTIVE.
  • 00:40:38.040 --> 00:40:40.120
  • SO THE HEART, WHAT GOD WANTS TO BLESS IS A
  • 00:40:40.140 --> 00:40:44.220
  • MATURING CHILD, A CHILD WHO'S GROWING UP IN THE
  • 00:40:44.240 --> 00:40:48.170
  • LORD, AND HE'S NOT GIVING FOR SELFISH REASONS MUCH
  • 00:40:48.190 --> 00:40:51.210
  • HE'S GIVING BECAUSE HE REALLY WANTS TO HELP
  • 00:40:51.230 --> 00:40:54.050
  • SOMEONE, AND HE'S SAYING, IF I DON'T EVER GET
  • 00:40:54.070 --> 00:40:56.170
  • ANYTHING BACK FROM THIS, I'M OKAY WITH THAT, AND I
  • 00:40:56.190 --> 00:40:58.270
  • THINK GOD LOOKS DOWN AND SAYS, BACK THE
  • 00:40:58.290 --> 00:41:01.020
  • DUMP TRUCK UP.
  • 00:41:01.040 --> 00:41:03.080
  • I NEVER HEARD ROBERT MORRIS TALK LIKE THIS.
  • 00:41:03.100 --> 00:41:05.140
  • ROBERT MORRIS GREW UP SELFISH, AND HE WAS ALL
  • 00:41:05.160 --> 00:41:07.150
  • CONCERNED ABOUT HIMSELF, AND NOW HE'S SAYING I
  • 00:41:07.170 --> 00:41:09.210
  • DON'T WANT ANYTHING BACK, GOD.
  • 00:41:09.230 --> 00:41:11.170
  • I JUST WANT TO HELP THIS PERSON.
  • 00:41:11.190 --> 00:41:13.080
  • BRING THE DUMP TRUCK.
  • 00:41:13.100 --> 00:41:15.010
  • AND YOU KNOW, THE LORD HAS BLESSED GATEWAY CHURCH.
  • 00:41:15.030 --> 00:41:16.290
  • WE GIVE ABOUT A MILLION AND-A-HALF DOLLARS A
  • 00:41:17.010 --> 00:41:20.200
  • MONTH TO MISSIONS.
  • 00:41:20.220 --> 00:41:23.060
  • THAT WAS UNHEARD OF YEARS AGO, AND THERE ARE
  • 00:41:23.080 --> 00:41:26.050
  • PROBABLY LOTS OF CHURCHES THAT GET TO DO THAT, BUT
  • 00:41:26.070 --> 00:41:28.130
  • OVER 20 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR TO MISSIONS.
  • 00:41:28.150 --> 00:41:30.110
  • I THINK ONE OF THE REASONS IS BECAUSE GOD GAVE ME
  • 00:41:30.130 --> 00:41:33.230
  • HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS YEARS AGO, AND I WAS A
  • 00:41:33.250 --> 00:41:36.160
  • GOOD STEWARD WITH IT.
  • 00:41:36.180 --> 00:41:38.120
  • I WAS CHANNELING IT, FUNNELING IT TO PEOPLE WHO
  • 00:41:38.140 --> 00:41:41.030
  • NEEDED IT AND TO GET THE GOSPEL OUT.
  • 00:41:41.050 --> 00:41:43.040
  • AND THEN HE SAID, OKAY, HE'S BEEN FAITHFUL WITH
  • 00:41:43.060 --> 00:41:45.190
  • HUNDREDS, LET ME GIVE HIM THOUSANDS, AND THEN
  • 00:41:45.210 --> 00:41:47.100
  • HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS, AND NOW MILLION DOLLARS.
  • 00:41:47.120 --> 00:41:49.090
  • MAYBE ONE DAY WE CAN GIVE A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS
  • 00:41:49.110 --> 00:41:51.180
  • A YEAR, I DON'T KNOW.
  • 00:41:51.200 --> 00:41:53.110
  • BUT WHAT GOD IS LOOKING FOR, IF YOU THINK ABOUT
  • 00:41:53.130 --> 00:41:56.160
  • IT, OVER HERE WOULD BE ALL OF THE NEEDS: ALL OF THE
  • 00:41:56.180 --> 00:42:00.110
  • CHURCHES THAT NEED TO BE BUILT, ALL OF THE POOR
  • 00:42:00.130 --> 00:42:02.260
  • PEOPLE WHO NEED TO BE HELPED, ALL THE PEOPLE
  • 00:42:02.280 --> 00:42:05.090
  • THAT HAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL, ALL THE NEEDS.
  • 00:42:05.110 --> 00:42:07.090
  • OVER HERE IS GOD WITH ALL THE RESOURCES.
  • 00:42:07.110 --> 00:42:09.120
  • HE'S GOT THEM ALL.
  • 00:42:09.140 --> 00:42:11.000
  • THERE'S NOT ONE HE DOESN'T HAVE.
  • 00:42:11.020 --> 00:42:12.190
  • HE'S GOT THEM ALL. WELL, WHAT'S IN BETWEEN? I AM.
  • 00:42:12.210 --> 00:42:16.010
  • I'M IN BETWEEN, SO HE'S TRYING TO, BECAUSE HE
  • 00:42:16.030 --> 00:42:19.030
  • WORKS THROUGH PEOPLE, GET THE RESOURCES, THE GOSPEL,
  • 00:42:19.050 --> 00:42:21.280
  • TO THESE PEOPLE OVER HERE, BUT I'M THE
  • 00:42:22.000 --> 00:42:23.280
  • ONE IN BETWEEN.
  • 00:42:24.000 --> 00:42:25.260
  • SO HE'LL GIVE ME A LITTLE AND SEE WHAT I DO WITH IT.
  • 00:42:25.280 --> 00:42:28.000
  • AND IF I'M FAITHFUL WITH A LITTLE, THEN HE'LL
  • 00:42:28.020 --> 00:42:30.000
  • GIVE ME MORE.
  • 00:42:30.020 --> 00:42:31.220
  • AND THE DIFFERENCE IN THE PROSPERITY GOSPEL MESSAGE
  • 00:42:31.240 --> 00:42:35.050
  • IS GOD IS GIVING IT TO YOU BECAUSE HE WANTS TO BLESS
  • 00:42:35.070 --> 00:42:38.240
  • YOU RATHER THAN HE WANTS YOU TO BE A BLESSING.
  • 00:42:38.260 --> 00:42:42.080
  • AND I DO WANT TO SAY, AS A GOOD FATHER, I LIKE TO
  • 00:42:42.100 --> 00:42:45.190
  • GIVE MY KIDS GIFTS, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MY
  • 00:42:45.210 --> 00:42:48.140
  • CHILDREN, AND THEY ARE, I WANT TO SEE THEM BEING
  • 00:42:48.160 --> 00:42:51.290
  • GIVERS AND NOT JUST GIVE ME MORE, DAD, GIVE ME MORE,
  • 00:42:52.010 --> 00:42:55.220
  • DAD, GIVE ME MORE, DAD.
  • 00:42:55.240 --> 00:42:57.200
  • I WANT THEM TO BE GOOD STEWARDS AND GIVES, AND
  • 00:42:57.220 --> 00:42:59.280
  • WHEN GOD SEES A GOOD STEWARD AND GIVER, THERE
  • 00:43:00.020 --> 00:43:02.220
  • IS NO LIMIT TO HOW HE WILL BLESS THAT PERSON SO THAT
  • 00:43:02.240 --> 00:43:05.180
  • PERSON CAN BE A BLESSING.
  • 00:43:05.200 --> 00:43:08.070
  • - YOU KNOW, WHEN THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WENT IN
  • 00:43:25.150 --> 00:43:28.020
  • TO TAKE THE PROMISED LAND, GOD SAID BRING ALL OF THE
  • 00:43:28.040 --> 00:43:31.000
  • SILVER AND GOLD FROM JERICHO INTO THE
  • 00:43:31.020 --> 00:43:33.220
  • HOUSE OF GOD.
  • 00:43:33.240 --> 00:43:35.110
  • WELL, WHY WOULD HE SAY ALL OF IT FROM JERICHO?
  • 00:43:35.130 --> 00:43:36.280
  • IT'S REAL SIMPLE.
  • 00:43:37.000 --> 00:43:38.170
  • JERICHO WAS THE FIRST CITY.
  • 00:43:38.190 --> 00:43:40.080
  • WHEN GOD SAID, WHEN YOUR SHEEP HAS A LAMB, BRING ME
  • 00:43:40.100 --> 00:43:43.130
  • THE FIRSTBORN, HE DIDN'T SAY WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE
  • 00:43:43.150 --> 00:43:46.120
  • TEN SHEEP, AND THEN YOU JUST GIVE ME ONE.
  • 00:43:46.140 --> 00:43:48.290
  • YOU CAN EVEN GIVE ME THE ONE THAT YOU DON'T LIKE
  • 00:43:49.010 --> 00:43:50.170
  • THAT KEEPS GETTING IN YOUR GARDEN.
  • 00:43:50.190 --> 00:43:52.040
  • HE SAID BRING ME THE FIRST ONE.
  • 00:43:52.060 --> 00:43:54.030
  • SO THE PRINCIPLE BEHIND THE BLESSED LIFE IS
  • 00:43:54.050 --> 00:43:56.210
  • PUTTING GOD FIRST, AND WHEN ANY PERSON PUTS GOD
  • 00:43:56.230 --> 00:44:00.040
  • FIRST IN HIS OR HER LIFE, THE PRINCIPLES
  • 00:44:00.060 --> 00:44:02.210
  • ARE GOING TO WORK.
  • 00:44:02.230 --> 00:44:04.070
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:44:04.090 --> 00:44:09.290
  • - THE BLESSED LIFE IS ONE OF THE PILLARS IN 2017
  • 00:44:10.010 --> 00:44:13.110
  • AND BEYOND THAT LAURIE AND I IDENTIFIED.
  • 00:44:13.130 --> 00:44:16.010
  • WE'RE SITTING WITH ROBERT MORRIS ON A BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:44:16.030 --> 00:44:18.090
  • AFTERNOON HERE IN TEXAS, AND I THINK THERE'S
  • 00:44:18.110 --> 00:44:23.130
  • ACTUALLY -- WELL, THE HORSES ACTUALLY MOVED ON.
  • 00:44:23.150 --> 00:44:25.170
  • THEY WERE STANDING THERE A FEW MINUTES AGO.
  • 00:44:25.190 --> 00:44:27.040
  • AND WE ARE HERE.
  • 00:44:27.060 --> 00:44:29.200
  • WE RE-WELCOME YOU TO THIS BROADCAST.
  • 00:44:29.220 --> 00:44:32.020
  • THIS BROADCAST IS TALKING ABOUT THE PILLARS THAT ARE
  • 00:44:32.040 --> 00:44:35.070
  • MEANINGFUL TO US AND TO YOU.
  • 00:44:35.090 --> 00:44:38.190
  • THIS BLESSED LIFE IS REALLY A GAME CHANGER.
  • 00:44:38.210 --> 00:44:43.090
  • THE BLESSED LIFE IS THE MOTIVE BEHIND GIVING AND
  • 00:44:43.110 --> 00:44:49.060
  • NOT JUST GIVE TO GET BUT GET TO GIVE,
  • 00:44:49.080 --> 00:44:53.040
  • AND WELL SAID, WELL SAID, WELL SAID.
  • 00:44:53.060 --> 00:44:55.150
  • I'M COPYING BOTH OF YOU.
  • 00:44:55.170 --> 00:44:57.090
  • AND SO ULTIMATELY, WE'RE GOING TO TRANSITION THIS
  • 00:44:57.110 --> 00:45:01.150
  • BROADCAST, BUT PASTOR, I WANT TO GIVE YOU JUST KIND
  • 00:45:01.170 --> 00:45:05.090
  • OF THE LAST LITTLE PIECE HERE, AND THEN WOULD YOU
  • 00:45:05.110 --> 00:45:08.140
  • PLEASE WATER TO PRESS IT IN WITH PRAYER.
  • 00:45:08.160 --> 00:45:11.180
  • - I WANT TO BE VERY OPEN AND TRANSPARENT WITH YOU,
  • 00:45:11.200 --> 00:45:15.160
  • AND I TRY TO BE EVERY TIME I SPEAK.
  • 00:45:15.180 --> 00:45:17.190
  • I DON'T KNOW HOW TO BE ANY OTHER WAY.
  • 00:45:17.210 --> 00:45:19.140
  • BUT THE REASON I'M SAYING THIS IS I'M GOING TO SHARE
  • 00:45:19.160 --> 00:45:21.280
  • WITH YOU A TOUGH TIME THAT MY WIFE AND
  • 00:45:22.000 --> 00:45:24.160
  • I WENT THROUGH.
  • 00:45:24.180 --> 00:45:26.080
  • WE HAVE THREE CHILDREN, TWO SONS AND A DAUGHTER,
  • 00:45:26.100 --> 00:45:28.100
  • AND THERE WAS A TIME WHEN OUR DAUGHTER LIVED A
  • 00:45:28.120 --> 00:45:31.120
  • DOUBLE LIFE FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS.
  • 00:45:31.140 --> 00:45:33.090
  • SHE WAS COMING TO CHURCH, BUT SHE WAS HANGING AROUND
  • 00:45:33.110 --> 00:45:35.240
  • WITH THE WRONG CROWDS, AND SHE GOT INVOLVED IN SIN,
  • 00:45:35.260 --> 00:45:38.080
  • AND IT BROKE OUR HEARTS.
  • 00:45:38.100 --> 00:45:41.100
  • WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THE DEPTHS OF IT UNTIL SHE
  • 00:45:41.120 --> 00:45:43.120
  • CAME AND REPENTED TO US.
  • 00:45:43.140 --> 00:45:45.110
  • AND I REALLY BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE SOME OF YOU
  • 00:45:45.130 --> 00:45:48.050
  • WATCHING, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:45:48.070 --> 00:45:51.090
  • TO HAVE A CHILD OR A GRANDCHILD GO AWAY FROM
  • 00:45:51.110 --> 00:45:55.020
  • GOD IS THE HARDEST THING TO DEAL WITH.
  • 00:45:55.040 --> 00:45:57.130
  • ONE PASTOR SAID TO ME YOU'RE AS HAPPY AS YOUR
  • 00:45:57.150 --> 00:45:59.230
  • SADDEST CHILD, AND IT'S TRUE. IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:45:59.250 --> 00:46:02.110
  • IT'S VERY TOUGH TO GO ON WHEN ONE OF OUR CHILDREN
  • 00:46:02.130 --> 00:46:04.250
  • IS NOT WALKING WITH THE LORD.
  • 00:46:04.270 --> 00:46:06.210
  • AND OUR DAUGHTER NOW IS SERVING THE LORD.
  • 00:46:06.230 --> 00:46:09.010
  • SHE TRAVELS AND SPEAKS, BUT LET ME TELL YOU
  • 00:46:09.030 --> 00:46:10.280
  • SOMETHING ABOUT LIVING A LIFE OF GENEROSITY, A
  • 00:46:11.000 --> 00:46:13.150
  • BLESSED LIFE OF GIVING.
  • 00:46:13.170 --> 00:46:15.120
  • YEARS AGO, SOMEONE GAVE ME A HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL AND
  • 00:46:15.140 --> 00:46:17.280
  • SAID TO ME, THIS ISN'T FOR YOU.
  • 00:46:18.000 --> 00:46:20.110
  • THIS IS FOR SOMEONE ELSE, AND GOD WILL SHOW
  • 00:46:20.130 --> 00:46:22.150
  • YOU WHO IT'S FOR.
  • 00:46:22.170 --> 00:46:24.190
  • AND IT WASN'T LONG AFTER THAT THAT I MET THIS
  • 00:46:24.210 --> 00:46:27.090
  • FAMILY, AND HE LOST HIS JOB, AND I KNEW THIS
  • 00:46:27.110 --> 00:46:29.150
  • HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL IS FOR THEM.
  • 00:46:29.170 --> 00:46:31.170
  • AND WHEN I GAVE IT AWAY, WITHIN A WEEK OR SO,
  • 00:46:31.190 --> 00:46:33.290
  • SOMEONE CAME UP TO ME AND SAID, YOU KNOW, I FELT
  • 00:46:34.010 --> 00:46:35.260
  • LIKE GOD IMPRESSED ME TO GIVE YOU A HUNDRED DOLLAR
  • 00:46:35.280 --> 00:46:37.240
  • BILL AND TO TELL YOU IT'S NOT FOR YOU,
  • 00:46:37.260 --> 00:46:39.190
  • IT'S FOR SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:46:39.210 --> 00:46:41.100
  • AND AGAIN, SOMETHING HAPPENED.
  • 00:46:41.120 --> 00:46:42.290
  • I THINK IT WAS A SINGLE MOTHER, SO WE DID.
  • 00:46:43.010 --> 00:46:45.030
  • THEN I THOUGHT, YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO GET A HUNDRED
  • 00:46:45.050 --> 00:46:49.070
  • DOLLARS EXTRA CASH OUT OF THE BANK ACCOUNT WHEN I
  • 00:46:49.090 --> 00:46:51.190
  • GET PAID, AND THAT WILL BE A HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL FOR
  • 00:46:51.210 --> 00:46:53.170
  • SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:46:53.190 --> 00:46:55.100
  • SO I STARTED THIS ABOUT 35 YEARS AGO, JUST GIVING
  • 00:46:55.120 --> 00:46:58.070
  • HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS WHEN GOD TOLD ME.
  • 00:46:58.090 --> 00:47:00.120
  • NOW SOMETIMES I'LL GO TO THE BANK, AND I'LL GET
  • 00:47:00.140 --> 00:47:03.160
  • SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS.
  • 00:47:03.180 --> 00:47:05.100
  • I HAVE A HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL IN MY
  • 00:47:05.120 --> 00:47:07.070
  • WALLET RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:47:07.090 --> 00:47:09.000
  • I HAVE TWO OF THEM, AS A MATTER OF FACT.
  • 00:47:09.020 --> 00:47:10.220
  • SO I LOVE TO DO THIS.
  • 00:47:10.240 --> 00:47:13.010
  • SO JUST A WHILE BACK, I PREACHED ON TITHING, AND A
  • 00:47:13.030 --> 00:47:17.080
  • SINGLE MOTHER IN OUR CHURCH DECIDED TO TITHE,
  • 00:47:17.100 --> 00:47:21.140
  • AND HER INCOME FOR TWO WEEKS WAS A THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  • 00:47:21.160 --> 00:47:23.060
  • SO SHE WENT TO WRITE THE CHECK FOR A HUNDRED
  • 00:47:23.080 --> 00:47:25.280
  • DOLLARS, AND THE LORD SAID TO HER, MAKE IT $120.
  • 00:47:26.000 --> 00:47:28.200
  • AND SHE THOUGHT, LORD, I CAN'T DO THAT.
  • 00:47:28.220 --> 00:47:31.030
  • A HUNDRED DOLLARS IS A STRETCH, AND THE LORD
  • 00:47:31.050 --> 00:47:33.020
  • SAID, TRUST ME.
  • 00:47:33.040 --> 00:47:34.240
  • SO SHE WROTE A CHECK FOR $120.
  • 00:47:34.260 --> 00:47:36.200
  • THEN I DECIDED TO TELL THIS STORY TO THE CHURCH,
  • 00:47:36.220 --> 00:47:39.260
  • BUT I DIDN'T WANT TO TELL THEM THAT I WAS THE GUY
  • 00:47:39.280 --> 00:47:42.030
  • THAT GAVE THE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
  • 00:47:42.050 --> 00:47:43.290
  • HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:47:44.010 --> 00:47:45.240
  • I TOLD THE CHURCH -- AND I WASN'T LYING -- I SAID A
  • 00:47:45.260 --> 00:47:47.120
  • MAN IN OUR CHURCH GIVES HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS AWAY.
  • 00:47:47.140 --> 00:47:49.050
  • WELL, I'M A MAN IN OUR CHURCH, OKAY?
  • 00:47:49.070 --> 00:47:50.240
  • AND THE POINT IS I DIDN'T WANT THE FOCUS
  • 00:47:50.260 --> 00:47:52.190
  • TO BE ON ME.
  • 00:47:52.210 --> 00:47:54.130
  • I WANTED IT TO BE ON WHAT GOD DID FOR
  • 00:47:54.150 --> 00:47:55.260
  • THIS SINGLE MOTHER.
  • 00:47:55.280 --> 00:47:57.040
  • SO I TOLD THE CHURCH THAT SHE WAS WALKING TO HER
  • 00:47:57.060 --> 00:47:58.290
  • CAR, AND A MAN IN OUR CHURCH THAT GIVES HUNDRED
  • 00:47:59.010 --> 00:48:00.200
  • DOLLAR BILLS AWAY SAW HER, AND THE LORD SAID, GO GIVE
  • 00:48:00.220 --> 00:48:03.070
  • HER A HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL.
  • 00:48:03.090 --> 00:48:05.090
  • SO WHEN HE REACHED IN HIS WALLET, THERE WAS A TWENTY
  • 00:48:05.110 --> 00:48:07.020
  • DOLLAR BILL DECIDE IT, AND THE LORD SAID,
  • 00:48:07.040 --> 00:48:08.290
  • GIVE HER THE TWENTY, TOO.
  • 00:48:09.010 --> 00:48:11.130
  • AND THE MAN SAID, WHICH WAS ME, LORD,
  • 00:48:11.150 --> 00:48:13.220
  • I DON'T GIVE $120.
  • 00:48:13.240 --> 00:48:16.120
  • I GIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS.
  • 00:48:16.140 --> 00:48:17.290
  • AND THE LORD SAID, NO, YOU OBEY.
  • 00:48:18.010 --> 00:48:19.290
  • THAT'S WHAT YOU DO.
  • 00:48:20.010 --> 00:48:22.070
  • AND SO THE MAN GAVE HER THE $120, WHICH,
  • 00:48:22.090 --> 00:48:23.260
  • AGAIN, WAS ME.
  • 00:48:23.280 --> 00:48:25.120
  • AND SHE HAD JUST GIVEN A CHECK FOR $120, SO YOU
  • 00:48:25.140 --> 00:48:27.110
  • KNOW HOW THAT BLESSED HER.
  • 00:48:27.130 --> 00:48:29.220
  • SO I TOLD THAT STORY FROM THE PULPIT, BUT I DIDN'T
  • 00:48:29.240 --> 00:48:31.110
  • SAY IT WAS ME.
  • 00:48:31.130 --> 00:48:32.290
  • OUR DAUGHTER HAD JUST COME BACK TO THE LORD.
  • 00:48:33.010 --> 00:48:35.020
  • WE WERE HAVING FAMILY DINNER AT OUR HOME THAT
  • 00:48:35.040 --> 00:48:37.220
  • DAY, AND SO SHE SAID, DAD, CAN I TALK
  • 00:48:37.240 --> 00:48:39.160
  • TO YOU A MINUTE?
  • 00:48:39.180 --> 00:48:41.060
  • AND SO WE WENT IN MY OFFICE, AND MY DAUGHTER
  • 00:48:41.080 --> 00:48:44.000
  • WHO HAD JUST COME BACK TO THE LORD SAID, YOU'RE THE
  • 00:48:44.020 --> 00:48:46.200
  • MAN, AREN'T YOU?
  • 00:48:46.220 --> 00:48:50.130
  • YOU'RE THE MAN THAT GIVES THE HUNDRED DOLLAR
  • 00:48:50.150 --> 00:48:51.250
  • BILLS, AREN'T YOU?
  • 00:48:51.270 --> 00:48:54.200
  • AND I SAID, WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME THAT?
  • 00:48:54.220 --> 00:48:57.280
  • AND SHE SAID, BECAUSE WHEN YOU TOLD THAT STORY TODAY,
  • 00:48:58.000 --> 00:49:02.040
  • I WAS FLOODED WITH MEMORIES OF US PULLING
  • 00:49:02.060 --> 00:49:06.190
  • OVER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WHEN THE GUY HAD THE
  • 00:49:06.210 --> 00:49:08.160
  • "WILL WORK FOR FOOD" SIGN, AND YOU WALKING OVER, AND
  • 00:49:08.180 --> 00:49:12.020
  • I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT, BUT I COULD SEE YOU
  • 00:49:12.040 --> 00:49:14.280
  • HANDING HIM SOMETHING.
  • 00:49:15.000 --> 00:49:17.030
  • AND I WAS FLOODED WITH MEMORIES OF YOU GOING BACK
  • 00:49:17.050 --> 00:49:19.290
  • INTO THE SERVER THAT SERVED US AS A RESTAURANT,
  • 00:49:20.010 --> 00:49:23.040
  • AND I COULD SEE THROUGH THE WINDOW YOU GIVING THE
  • 00:49:23.060 --> 00:49:25.170
  • PERSON SOMETHING.
  • 00:49:25.190 --> 00:49:27.200
  • AND SHE SAID, DADDY, YOU'RE THE MAN, AREN'T YOU?
  • 00:49:27.220 --> 00:49:31.230
  • THAT GIVES THE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS.
  • 00:49:31.250 --> 00:49:33.140
  • AND I SAID, YES, SUGAR, I'M THE MAN.
  • 00:49:33.160 --> 00:49:37.230
  • AND MY DAUGHTER, WHO'D BEEN AWAY FROM THE LORD,
  • 00:49:37.250 --> 00:49:39.220
  • SAID TO ME, I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU, DADDY.
  • 00:49:39.240 --> 00:49:45.060
  • I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU.
  • 00:49:45.080 --> 00:49:47.260
  • THAT'S THE MESSAGE OF THE BLESSED LIFE, IS THAT WE
  • 00:49:47.280 --> 00:49:51.070
  • GIVE BECAUSE WE WANT TO GIVE, AND GOD BLESSES US
  • 00:49:51.090 --> 00:49:55.130
  • IN MORE WAYS THAN JUST MONEY.
  • 00:49:55.150 --> 00:49:58.150
  • THAT BLESSING THAT DAY WITH MY DAUGHTER WAS THE
  • 00:49:58.170 --> 00:50:01.250
  • GREATEST BLESSING, ONE OF THE GREATEST I'VE
  • 00:50:01.270 --> 00:50:04.240
  • EVER HAD IN MY LIFE. SO I WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU.
  • 00:50:04.260 --> 00:50:07.090
  • I WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU T BE ABLE TO LIVE THE
  • 00:50:07.110 --> 00:50:09.060
  • BLESSED LIFE, THAT YOU CAN BE BLESSED SO THAT
  • 00:50:09.080 --> 00:50:11.150
  • YOU CAN BE A BLESSING.
  • 00:50:11.170 --> 00:50:14.100
  • SO LET ME PRAY FOR YOU, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:50:14.120 --> 00:50:16.170
  • LORD, THANK YOU FOR EVERY PERSON WATCHING, AND I
  • 00:50:16.190 --> 00:50:19.150
  • PRAY, GOD, THAT WE WILL CATCH THE REVELATION, AND
  • 00:50:19.170 --> 00:50:23.000
  • I'M INCLUDING MYSELF IN THIS PRAYER, THAT I'LL
  • 00:50:23.020 --> 00:50:25.060
  • CONTINUE TO CATCH THE REVELATION OF BEING LIKE
  • 00:50:25.080 --> 00:50:27.250
  • YOU, OF BEING A GIVER, OF GIVING TO GIVE,
  • 00:50:27.270 --> 00:50:32.020
  • NOT GIVING TO GET, OF GIVING TO BLESS.
  • 00:50:32.040 --> 00:50:34.150
  • AND I PRAY, LORD, THAT YOU WILL RELEASE AN ARMY OF
  • 00:50:34.170 --> 00:50:38.120
  • BELIEVERS THAT GIVE TO GIVE, AND LORD, THEN YOU
  • 00:50:38.140 --> 00:50:42.250
  • CAN BLESS US SO THAT WE CAN BE A BLESSING.
  • 00:50:42.270 --> 00:50:47.130
  • I PRAY, GOD, FOR THE PERSON WATCHING RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:50:47.150 --> 00:50:50.100
  • AND IT MIGHT BE A $10 BILLION, LORD.
  • 00:50:50.120 --> 00:50:52.170
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT I PRAY THAT WE'LL GET
  • 00:50:52.190 --> 00:50:55.020
  • STARTED BEING A BLESSING SO WE CAN LIVE
  • 00:50:55.040 --> 00:50:59.160
  • A BLESSED LIFE. IN JESUS' NAME, AMEN.
  • 00:50:59.180 --> 00:51:05.080
  • - YOU KNOW, THE THOUGHT GIVE TO GIVE, THE TERM HAS
  • 00:51:05.100 --> 00:51:11.200
  • BEEN SO TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT.
  • 00:51:11.220 --> 00:51:14.130
  • GIVE TO GET, GIVE TO GET WAS THE COINED PHRASE THAT
  • 00:51:14.150 --> 00:51:18.280
  • GOT PUT ON THIS AND TO GIVE TO GIVE, GIVE TO
  • 00:51:19.000 --> 00:51:22.270
  • GIVE, GIVE TO GIVE, IT'S REDEFINING IT.
  • 00:51:22.290 --> 00:51:26.010
  • IT'S REALLY A GAME CHANGER WHEN IT COMES TO THIS
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  • MESSAGE OF LIVING A BLESSED LIFE.
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  • WE DON'T WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR LIVING A BLESSED LIFE.
  • 00:51:32.060 --> 00:51:34.130
  • WE JUST WANT THE MOTIVE TO BE RIGHT, AND THE MOTIVE
  • 00:51:34.150 --> 00:51:37.150
  • IS CHANGING.
  • 00:51:37.170 --> 00:51:40.080
  • AND ONE FINAL THOUGHT ON JUST THE MOTIVE, PASTOR,
  • 00:51:40.100 --> 00:51:44.030
  • JUST IN CASE SOMEBODY NEEDS TO HEAR THAT ONE
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  • LITTLE LAST PIECE.
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  • IT'S THE MOTIVE THAT'S CHANGING, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:51:48.000 --> 00:51:49.210
  • - IT REALLY IS THE MOTIVE, AND I WOULD LIKE
  • 00:51:49.230 --> 00:51:51.210
  • TO SAY BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE ALL QUESTION OUR
  • 00:51:51.230 --> 00:51:53.280
  • MOTIVE, DID I DO THAT FOR A SELFISH REASON?
  • 00:51:54.000 --> 00:51:56.130
  • AND I THINK THE BEST THING TO DO IS TO SAY TO THE
  • 00:51:56.150 --> 00:51:59.000
  • LORD, LORD, YOU KNOW ME, AND I WANT MY
  • 00:51:59.020 --> 00:52:00.270
  • MOTIVES TO BE PURE.
  • 00:52:00.290 --> 00:52:03.060
  • AND SO WITH WE TELL THE LORD THAT, THAT'S ONE OF
  • 00:52:03.080 --> 00:52:05.240
  • THE OTHER PILLARS IS GRACE.
  • 00:52:05.260 --> 00:52:07.240
  • GOD SAYS, I UNDERSTAND THAT, SON, AND I WANT YOU
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  • TO KNOW I'M GOING TO HELP YOU TO BE ABLE TO GIVE
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  • WITH THE RIGHT MOTIVE.
  • 00:52:13.200 --> 00:52:15.080
  • - I LOVE WHERE DAVID, IN THE BIBLE, TALKS ABOUT, IF
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  • I GAVE IT ALL TO YOU, LORD, IT'S YOURS ANYWAY.
  • 00:52:31.130 --> 00:52:35.150
  • AND I LOVE TO THINK ABOUT THAT AND GIVING TO GIVE.
  • 00:52:35.170 --> 00:52:40.220
  • I KNOW THAT THE LORD KNOWS WHAT WE NEED BEFORE WE ASK.
  • 00:52:40.240 --> 00:52:44.150
  • YOU NEEDED A MIRACLE IN YOUR LIFE, AND YOUR
  • 00:52:44.170 --> 00:52:47.170
  • GENEROSITY, THAT SPIRIT OF JUST GIVING TO FOLKS, YOU
  • 00:52:47.190 --> 00:52:52.080
  • HAD NO IDEA GOD WOULD BLESS YOU LIKE THAT.
  • 00:52:52.100 --> 00:52:54.080
  • YOU HAD NO IDEA.
  • 00:52:54.100 --> 00:52:56.210
  • MY DADDY ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT -- WELL, EVERYBODY
  • 00:52:56.230 --> 00:53:00.080
  • TALKS ABOUT THIS -- BUT I REMEMBER BEING UNDER MY
  • 00:53:00.100 --> 00:53:03.040
  • DAD SO MANY YEARS, THAT GIVING WAS LIKE THE
  • 00:53:03.060 --> 00:53:05.270
  • LAW OF GRAVITY. YOU REAP, YOU SOW.
  • 00:53:05.290 --> 00:53:07.220
  • YOU GIVE, YOU'RE GOING TO GET.
  • 00:53:07.240 --> 00:53:10.160
  • WHATEVER YOU SEE, YOU'RE GOING TO REAP.
  • 00:53:10.180 --> 00:53:13.120
  • AND SO IT IS A LAW OF GOD IN THAT WE COULD NEVER
  • 00:53:13.140 --> 00:53:16.090
  • OUTGIVE GOD.
  • 00:53:16.110 --> 00:53:18.090
  • BUT I LOVE THAT STORY THAT YOU TOLD BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:53:18.110 --> 00:53:22.090
  • WEREN'T GIVING TO EXPECT ANYTHING.
  • 00:53:22.110 --> 00:53:25.190
  • THAT WAS YOUR BLESSING, AND GOD'S
  • 00:53:25.210 --> 00:53:28.060
  • GIVING THROUGH YOU.
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  • WHAT IF WE COULD ALL JUST BE A CONDUIT, LIKE YOU
  • 00:53:31.010 --> 00:53:33.090
  • SAID, OF GOD THAT I WANT TO BLESS THIS ONE, BUT I
  • 00:53:33.110 --> 00:53:35.260
  • NEED SOMEONE TO GET IT THROUGH TO GIVE TO THEM.
  • 00:53:35.280 --> 00:53:39.240
  • AND I THINK THAT IS JUST AN AMAZING THING, AND I
  • 00:53:39.260 --> 00:53:43.140
  • THINK IT'S CHANGED OUR LIFE.
  • 00:53:43.160 --> 00:53:45.150
  • WE ALL LIVE THIS LIFE OF GIVING, AND WE ALL -- I
  • 00:53:45.170 --> 00:53:48.090
  • REMEMBER MOM AND DAD GAVE EVERYTHING THEY HAD FOR
  • 00:53:48.110 --> 00:53:52.070
  • THIS NETWORK. SO WE HAVE ALL SEEDED.
  • 00:53:52.090 --> 00:53:55.090
  • I KNOW YOUR GUYS' STORY ABOUT GIVING YOUR HOME AND
  • 00:53:55.110 --> 00:53:57.260
  • GIVING EVERYTHING YOU HAD, AND THINK WE'VE...
  • 00:53:57.280 --> 00:54:01.070
  • - WE'VE EXPERIENCED THAT IN OUR OWN LIFE.
  • 00:54:01.090 --> 00:54:03.100
  • THE ONLY REAL MATERIAL POSSESSION THAT PAUL AND
  • 00:54:03.120 --> 00:54:07.120
  • JAN CROUCH HAD WAS A 1971 PURCHASED HOME IN NEWPORT
  • 00:54:07.140 --> 00:54:15.090
  • BEACH, CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:54:15.110 --> 00:54:17.080
  • NOW, THEY PAID $38.000 FOR IT, BUT VERY QUICKLY, MY
  • 00:54:17.100 --> 00:54:22.200
  • DAD WAS A BUSINESSMAN, PAID IT OFF.
  • 00:54:22.220 --> 00:54:24.190
  • SO IT WAS A DEBT-FREE ASSET THAT MY MOM AND DAD,
  • 00:54:24.210 --> 00:54:27.230
  • YEARS BEFORE TBN STARTED, BOUGHT A $38.000 HOUSE.
  • 00:54:27.250 --> 00:54:32.180
  • THEY JUST HAPPENED TO BUY IT IN A VERY INTERESTING
  • 00:54:32.200 --> 00:54:35.150
  • PLACE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CALLED NEWPORT
  • 00:54:35.170 --> 00:54:37.260
  • BEACH, CALIFORNIA, JUST ACROSS THE
  • 00:54:37.280 --> 00:54:40.060
  • BORDER FROM IRVINE. AND IT'S WHERE I GREW UP.
  • 00:54:40.080 --> 00:54:43.200
  • AND AS MY FATHER AND MOTHER WERE GETTING TO
  • 00:54:43.220 --> 00:54:47.180
  • THEIR FINAL STAGES OF LIFE, AND I THINK IT WAS
  • 00:54:47.200 --> 00:54:50.140
  • EVEN JUST A FEW MONTHS BEFORE MY DAD PASSED,
  • 00:54:50.160 --> 00:54:53.050
  • THEY SIGNED THAT DEED OVER TO TBN.
  • 00:54:53.070 --> 00:54:56.140
  • THERE WAS LITERALLY THAT DEED --AND MY PARENTS I
  • 00:54:56.160 --> 00:55:00.220
  • DON'T EVEN REALLY THINK KNEW WHAT IT WAS WORTH AT
  • 00:55:00.240 --> 00:55:02.130
  • THE TIME.
  • 00:55:02.150 --> 00:55:04.080
  • TBN PUT THAT HOUSE ON THE MARKET AFTER IT WAS OWNED
  • 00:55:04.100 --> 00:55:07.210
  • BY TBN AND SOLD IT FOR $1.5 MILLION DOLLARS.
  • 00:55:07.230 --> 00:55:10.260
  • SO IN 1971, IT WAS $38.000.
  • 00:55:10.280 --> 00:55:15.140
  • IN 2014 OR SO, WHEN THIS GOT SOLD, '13 OR '14, WHEN
  • 00:55:15.160 --> 00:55:22.130
  • IT GOT SOLD, IT WAS $1.5 MILLION DOLLARS THAT WAS
  • 00:55:22.150 --> 00:55:26.220
  • GIVEN INTO THE -- AND THAT WAS REALLY THE EXTENT
  • 00:55:26.240 --> 00:55:32.230
  • OF THEIR ENTIRE KIND OF ESTATE.
  • 00:55:32.250 --> 00:55:37.280
  • AND SO THE IDEA THAT THE BLESSED LIFE IS WHAT YOU
  • 00:55:38.000 --> 00:55:44.290
  • CAN GIVE, AND YOU GIVE TO GIVE, LAURIE AND I ARE
  • 00:55:45.010 --> 00:55:48.240
  • REAPING HARVEST THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE TO PLANT FOR.
  • 00:55:48.260 --> 00:55:51.280
  • MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER SOLD A FARM AND FINANCED
  • 00:55:52.000 --> 00:55:55.080
  • MISSIONS WORKS, AND BOTH OF MY GRANDPARENTS WERE
  • 00:55:55.100 --> 00:55:58.260
  • FOUNDERS IN THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD AND ALL
  • 00:55:58.280 --> 00:56:01.240
  • THEY'VE GIVEN THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:56:01.260 --> 00:56:03.260
  • AND SO THE REWARD -- A BLESSED LIFE IS WHAT WE'RE
  • 00:56:03.280 --> 00:56:07.190
  • TALKING ABOUT, AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IT WITH
  • 00:56:07.210 --> 00:56:10.090
  • PASTOR ROBERT MORRIS OF THE THANK YOU, PASTOR, FOR
  • 00:56:10.110 --> 00:56:12.100
  • THIS TIME TOGETHER, AND ALL PASTORS EVER WANT IS
  • 00:56:12.120 --> 00:56:15.110
  • THE FINAL WORD, SO JUST THE FINAL WORD IS TO YOU.
  • 00:56:15.130 --> 00:56:17.280
  • - YOU KNOW, I WAS ACTUALLY THINKING, THE
  • 00:56:18.000 --> 00:56:19.220
  • LORD JUST REMINDED ME OF SOMETHING.
  • 00:56:19.240 --> 00:56:21.100
  • WE TALKED ABOUT HOW TO CHANGE THE MOTIVE, AND A
  • 00:56:21.120 --> 00:56:23.130
  • PRACTICAL WAY THAT GOD JUST SHOWED ME, I MEAN WITHIN
  • 00:56:23.150 --> 00:56:27.160
  • THE LAST YEAR, IS I WANTED TO GIVE SOME MONEY TO A
  • 00:56:27.180 --> 00:56:29.180
  • SINGLE MOM IN OUR CHURCH, AND SO I GAVE IT TO ONE OF
  • 00:56:29.200 --> 00:56:32.160
  • OUR PASTORS, $500 CASH, AND I SAID, WOULD YOU GO
  • 00:56:32.180 --> 00:56:36.060
  • GIVE THIS, BUT DON'T TELL HER WHO IT'S FROM?
  • 00:56:36.080 --> 00:56:38.070
  • AND SO HE WENT TO GIVE IT, AND SHE SAID, THANK YOU,
  • 00:56:38.090 --> 00:56:40.140
  • THANK YOU, THANK YOU, AND SHE WAS THANKING HIM.
  • 00:56:40.160 --> 00:56:42.110
  • HE SAID, NO, NO, NO, DON'T THANK ME.
  • 00:56:42.130 --> 00:56:44.130
  • THIS IS FROM SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:56:44.150 --> 00:56:46.020
  • SOMEONE GAVE THIS TO ME TO GIVE TO YOU.
  • 00:56:46.040 --> 00:56:48.120
  • AND SHE IMMEDIATELY SAID, OH, WELL, WOULD YOU TELL
  • 00:56:48.140 --> 00:56:51.090
  • HIM THANK YOU? AND I THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:56:51.110 --> 00:56:54.050
  • SO THEN I TOOK ANOTHER $500, AND I WENT TO
  • 00:56:54.070 --> 00:56:56.270
  • SOMEONE ELSE AND I SAID, HEY, I WANT TO
  • 00:56:56.290 --> 00:56:59.000
  • GIVE YOU THIS.
  • 00:56:59.020 --> 00:57:00.230
  • THEY SAID, OH, THANK YOU, PASTOR.
  • 00:57:00.250 --> 00:57:02.010
  • AND I SAID, NO, NO, NO.
  • 00:57:02.030 --> 00:57:03.090
  • THIS ISN'T FROM ME.
  • 00:57:03.110 --> 00:57:04.280
  • SOMEONE ELSE GAVE THIS TO ME TO GIVE TO YOU.
  • 00:57:05.000 --> 00:57:08.240
  • AND SOMEONE DID.
  • 00:57:08.260 --> 00:57:10.020
  • HIS NAME'S JESUS.
  • 00:57:10.040 --> 00:57:11.200
  • AND IMMEDIATELY, THE PERSON SAID, OH, WELL,
  • 00:57:11.220 --> 00:57:13.280
  • WOULD YOU TELL HIM THANK YOU?
  • 00:57:14.000 --> 00:57:15.250
  • AND WHAT IT DID WAS IT HELPED ME WITH MY OWN
  • 00:57:15.270 --> 00:57:18.200
  • MOTIVE IN THERE OF GIVING TO GIVE AND SAY, NO, NO.
  • 00:57:18.220 --> 00:57:22.190
  • THIS ISN'T FROM ME. THIS IS FROM SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:57:22.210 --> 00:57:24.260
  • BECAUSE REALLY EVERYTHING WE HAVE CAME
  • 00:57:24.280 --> 00:57:27.040
  • FROM THE LORD.
  • 00:57:27.060 --> 00:57:28.220
  • AND SO THERE ARE LOTS OF WAYS THAT GOD CAN GIVE US,
  • 00:57:28.240 --> 00:57:31.060
  • CREATIVE WAYS TO JUST KIND OF GET OUR MOTIVES OUT OF
  • 00:57:31.080 --> 00:57:33.190
  • PICTURE AND BE JUST LIKE HE IS, A GENEROUS GIVER.
  • 00:57:33.210 --> 00:57:38.060
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:57:38.080 --> 00:57:43.230
  • - THE PRINCIPLES OF THE BLESSED LIFE WORK NO
  • 00:57:43.250 --> 00:57:46.170
  • MATTER WHO YOU ARE, AND LET ME SAY IT ANOTHER WAY.
  • 00:57:46.190 --> 00:57:49.150
  • THE PRINCIPLES IN GOD'S WORD WORK NO
  • 00:57:49.170 --> 00:57:52.050
  • MATTER WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:57:52.070 --> 00:57:53.230
  • IF YOU'LL DO MARRIAGE THE WAY GOD SAYS TO DO
  • 00:57:53.250 --> 00:57:56.180
  • MARRIAGE, YOU'LL HAVE A BLESSED MARRIAGE.
  • 00:57:56.200 --> 00:57:58.190
  • IF YOU'LL BE A HARD WORKER THE WAY GOD SAYS TO BE
  • 00:57:58.210 --> 00:58:01.240
  • WORKING FOR YOUR EMPLOYER, YOU'LL BE PROMOTED AND BE
  • 00:58:01.260 --> 00:58:04.240
  • SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR JOB.
  • 00:58:04.260 --> 00:58:07.010
  • AND IF YOU DO FINANCES THE WAY GOD SAYS TO DO
  • 00:58:07.030 --> 00:58:09.100
  • FINANCES, YOU'LL BE BLESSED IN YOUR FINANCES.
  • 00:58:09.120 --> 00:58:12.060
  • SO THE PRINCIPLES IN NOT ONLY THE BLESSED LIFE
  • 00:58:12.080 --> 00:58:15.070
  • BECAUSE THEY CAME FROM SCRIPTURE, BUT THE
  • 00:58:15.090 --> 00:58:17.090
  • PRINCIPLES IN SCRIPTURE WORK FOR ANY PERSON.
  • 00:58:17.110 --> 00:58:19.090
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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