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  • (bright upbeat music)
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  • Tonight, on Praise fromColorado and California,
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  • you've seen him on KingdomConnection here on TBN,
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  • Pastor of Free Chapel andauthor, Jentezen Franklin.
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  • And now Matt and Laurie Crouch.
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  • We welcome you to Praise today,
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  • Jentezen Franklin ourguest all one hour.
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  • Jentezen, startthis conversation.
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  • This is one I'mlooking forward to
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  • because if there is evera conversation that needs
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  • to happen on the subjectthat we're about to have,
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  • it's now, unprecedentedtimes in the United States
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  • and the world due toall sorts of reasons.
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  • Jentezen, start us offthis month of August,
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  • right here with"Acres of Diamonds."
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  • - Well, it's wonderfulto be with you
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  • and all the people in TBN.
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  • I just thank God forthis venue right now
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  • in this nation and in the world
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  • like never before thevoice of God is needed.
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  • And when I wrote thebook, "Acres of Diamonds,"
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  • I had no idea ofcourse what was coming.
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  • I had no idea that wewould be in a pandemic
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  • and we would be facingeconomic disaster
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  • potentially, if Goddoesn't intervene.
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  • And yet, the message ofthe book is rock-solid
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  • for times like these.
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  • I'll start out by justtelling you quickly
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  • what the book is about.
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  • It's a true story that a manby the name of Russell Conwell
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  • went to the MiddleEast in the 1800s.
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  • He wanted to see the Holy Land.
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  • And he decided to hire a guide,
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  • it happened to be an Arab guide.
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  • They stayed tents, theywent by camel back,
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  • and he saw all theHoly Sites in Israel.
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  • And what happened was, onenight, there was a man,
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  • there the guide who startedtelling the story that was true.
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  • And Russell Conwelltook this story
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  • that he heard it acampfire in the Holy Land,
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  • put it in a bookletback in the 1800s.
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  • It sold 7 million copies.
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  • He then gave a speechabout 6000 times,
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  • raised enough moneyout of the two
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  • to found one of the leadinguniversities in America
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  • called Temple Universityin Philadelphia.
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  • And today, there are 10sof thousands of students
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  • who call temple their college.
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  • And it all came outof this one story
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  • about acres of diamonds.
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  • - The correlation is aunique situation here.
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  • If there was an adage, ifyou could simplify this book,
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  • and we get to dofor this one hour
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  • and we get to unpackit as much as we can.
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  • But if there was an adagefor it, it's probably,
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  • the grass always looksgreener on the other side.
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  • There's something abouthuman nature that says,
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  • "We're not in the rightsituation right now.
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  • Something differentneeds to happen."
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  • I need different friends, Ineed different acquaintances.
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  • I need different contacts,
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  • I need different bankaccount numbers, I need...
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  • In other words, there'sall sorts of reasons
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  • that this book speaksto right here right now.
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  • Start unpacking it for us,it's a timely word, Jentezen.
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  • - Yeah, what I think peopleneed to understand is
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  • and what changed mylife through this story
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  • was it made me discoverthe potential of
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  • where I am right now.
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  • We're always saying ifI had another marriage,
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  • or I had another ministry,or I had another job,
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  • or I had somebody else's life,
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  • somebody else's opportunities,
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  • then my life would be different.
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  • And we fail to recognizethe enormous potential
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  • of what God has givenus where we are.
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  • And so I think it's vitalthat people hear this story,
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  • the best books are books thatcome out of life experiences.
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  • For me when I heard thisstory many years ago,
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  • it changed my life.
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  • The story of Acres of Diamondschanged my perspective
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  • and the way that I think.
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  • And so I'm going to justtell you the story real quick
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  • and I think peoplewill be drawn in by
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  • because it's so relates toeverybody's life listening
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  • and watching this show.
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  • So what happened wasthere was a Arab guide,
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  • who began to tell this manRussell Conwell, this story,
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  • a true story.
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  • He said there was a manwho lived in South Africa
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  • by the name of Ali Hafed.
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  • And Ali Hafed was a farmer, hehad acres and acres of land,
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  • he worked hard by thesweat of his brow.
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  • He had a plow, he had an ox,
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  • and he got out andhe worked every day.
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  • He had a meager cabinand a little family
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  • of two children and a wife.
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  • And every day of his lifefrom sunup to sundown,
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  • he worked just to haveenough food to feed himself
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  • and he made a good modest living
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  • and he had a pretty good life.
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  • But one day a traveler camethrough and told him, he said,
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  • "It's a shame you have towork so hard every day,"
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  • because they are discoveringdiamonds in India.
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  • And he named whereit was happening,
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  • what region that itwas happening in.
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  • And he said, "If youcould just go over there,
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  • you could reach downinto a certain stream
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  • and pick up diamonds,the size of rocks,
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  • and you would beamazingly wealthy."
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  • And that night that man wentto bed, Ali Hafed the farmer.
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  • And he tossed and he turned,and he made a decision.
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  • "I don't see muchpotential in what I've got.
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  • I don't see how I'm ever goingto be able to do well for me
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  • and my family with thetools that I've been given
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  • and the land thatI've been given,
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  • it's never going toproduce much for me.
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  • But if I could go to India,and the only way I can do that
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  • is I'm going to sell the farm,I'm going to sell the plow.
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  • I'm going to sell the ox."
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  • Again, this is a truestory, it's verified.
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  • He sold it all, hetook the resources,
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  • hugged his wife, hugged his kids
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  • set them up temporarilyand told them,
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  • "When I come backyou'll be so wealthy,
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  • you'll sit on thrones willbe fabulously wealthy,
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  • and you'll neverwant for anything."
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  • He set off as aSoldier of Fortune.
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  • He began to go to India, hegot there, found no diamonds.
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  • He ended up in Europe,found no diamonds.
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  • And he finally in a momentof desperation, out of money,
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  • out of hope out of dreams,in a foreign country,
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  • no way to get back tohis wife and family,
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  • wrote a suicide note, "Thereare no diamonds anywhere."
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  • And jumped into a ragingstream and took his life.
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  • And that's a horrible story
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  • because the man reached suchdesperation that he felt
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  • there was no hope and noreason to go on living.
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  • Now watch this.
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  • The man who bought thefarm took the same acreage,
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  • the same cabin, thesame &plow, the same ox,
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  • the same work tools andbegin to plow that ground,
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  • and he noticed thatas he was plowing,
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  • that he had an issuethat just kept happening.
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  • He had these rocksthat he kept plowing up
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  • and ever so far, every few feet,
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  • he would have to take the rocks
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  • and throw them over tothe side of the field.
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  • It was so annoying day after,day after day, after day.
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  • He had stacks and stacks andstacks of these black rocks
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  • that would sparkle whenthe sun would hit them
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  • and they would show thecolors of the rainbow.
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  • One day he hit one thatwas particularly large,
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  • and he thought, "That wouldmake a nice decoration
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  • on my little mantel infront of my fireplace."
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  • He took it back andput it on the mantel.
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  • And one day, thelocal priests came by
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  • to welcome he and hisfamily to the community.
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  • And while they'retalking in mid-sentence,
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  • the priest looks up andsees this huge rock,
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  • unusual coloredrock on the mantel.
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  • And he's stunned and he says,"Where did you get that from?"
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  • And he said, "Oh, I got itout of the field out there.
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  • They're all over the place."
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  • And he said, "Youdon't understand,
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  • that is a diamond in the rough."
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  • Sure enough, they took it.
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  • That first rock was worth$25.000 in the 1800s.
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  • This is in the 1800s, $25.000.
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  • It was the world's largestdiamond mine discovery.
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  • The most famous diamond minein the world to this day,
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  • is the Cullinan Diamond Mines.
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  • The Queen of Englandbought all of her diamonds
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  • in her crown fromthose minefields.
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  • Think about it,
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  • the man who threwhimself into that river
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  • and took his lifebecause he felt like
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  • life had been unfair to him,and he had nothing of value,
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  • never realized that he had beenliving in acres of diamonds.
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  • It was there all the time,it was right under his nose,
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  • but he never saw it.
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  • I think that we're in a timewhen people need to stop saying
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  • "If I had this, if I had that,if life hadn't turned out
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  • for me like it has, thenthings would be different,"
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  • and understand that Godhas placed you somewhere
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  • that is absolutelyloaded with potential,
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  • loaded with hisblessings, and by the way,
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  • if you have JesusChrist, you have no idea,
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  • you cannot fathom theunsearchable riches
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  • you have in Jesus Christ.
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  • He is a provider, He is ahealer, He is a deliverer.
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  • And He is one who has a planand a purpose for your life.
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  • And He's already put inyour field all that you need
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  • to fulfill God's plan andpurpose for your life.
  • 00:10:23.243 --> 00:10:25.813
  • - As the COVID pandemicsocial unrest continue
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  • to rock our world, isn'tit comforting to know
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  • that God won't abandon us?
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  • In fact, it's in tryingtimes just like these
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  • that we can di^scovera clear path
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  • for his purpose in our lives.
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  • In his new book,"Acres of Diamonds,"
  • 00:10:42.096 --> 00:10:43.697
  • discovering God's bestright where you are.
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  • Author and Pastor,Jentezen Franklin
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  • shows us how God uses everytrial and hardship we face
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  • for our good and his glory.
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  • - We are in an unprecedentedopportunity time.
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  • And what we have to prayin this hour is Psalms 116,
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  • "God open my eyes tosee wonderful things."
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  • - This indispensableresource, "Acres of Diamonds"
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  • and families across Americaand around the world.
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  • Regardless of the challengesand uncertainties you face,
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  • God wants you to knowthat he's with you,
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  • he's committed to you,and he never changes.
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  • - If you just tunedin, we are talking
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  • with Pastor Jensen Franklin,
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  • we're unpacking"Acres of Diamonds."
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  • We're here in Coloradoand Southern California is
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  • where pastor Jensen Franklin is.
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  • Pastor, let's continuethis discussion.
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  • Season of 2020, okay,needed this message,
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  • "Acres of Diamonds,"so let's continue.
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  • - The thing aboutdiamonds is this.
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  • It's carbon that's at least100 feet under the earth.
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  • And the only thing thatbrings those carbons together
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  • to bond those isheat and pressure.
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  • It requires intense heatand pressure and time.
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  • And this is the problem,so many people want to run.
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  • You said it man, theythink the grass is greener
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  • on the other side.
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  • So they leave thisministry for that ministry,
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  • they leave thiswife for that wife,
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  • they leave this husband,they want another family,
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  • I want another job, and theydon't stay where they are.
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  • Success is a fourletter word, "Stay."
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  • I know that there'stime for change.
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  • I know that there's time whenwe're in toxic relationships,
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  • and we have to distanceourselves, we all get that.
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  • But most of the time, whenintense heat and pressure comes,
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  • we see it as our enemy, wesee it as the worst thing.
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  • "I'm going through a fierytrial, heat and pressure."
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  • When God says the only thing
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  • that's going to bring outof your life, the diamonds,
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  • the blessings, the purpose,the destiny, the calling,
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  • is it intense heat and pressure,
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  • and you standing therelong enough to not give up.
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  • Everything you're dreaming of
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  • is on the other sideof not giving up.
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  • And I don't want somebodyelse to take the plow
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  • that God put in my hands,the mural that he gave me,
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  • the acreage thathe gave me in life,
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  • somebody else could take thatsame plow, that same land
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  • and find diamonds in it.
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  • Somebody else couldtake that same marriage,
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  • that same family, thatsame setback, lay off,
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  • that single mother can justsay, "I don't have any help,"
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  • or she can realize, "Godhas given me these children,
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  • and they're like afield of raw diamonds."
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  • And how do that those childrenaren't going to rise up
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  • and call you "Blessed," likeProverbs 31 said they would do
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  • and buy you a house, if youraise them right and love God.
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  • I'm telling you, your life isloaded with acres of diamonds.
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  • And what I learned early is,
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  • you can't have it without theintense heat and pressure.
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  • You can't get thediamonds of life.
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  • Nobody just gets there.
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  • When I look at peoplelike you, some people look
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  • and say, "Wow, look at thatministry that they have,
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  • look at what God hastrusted them with."
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  • And what they have no ideaof is, what in the world,
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  • what kind of intense heatand pressure, and how long?"
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  • I think even this pandemic,could it be that God is saying,
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  • "America has forgot who she is."
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  • That is still acres ofdiamonds, we've got problems,
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  • we've got in justices, we'vegot all kinds of issues,
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  • but I want to say we'restill loaded with potential.
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  • We're still acres of diamonds
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  • and what has to happen isGod has to open our eyes.
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  • There's a verse inPsalms 116 that said,
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  • "Open my eyes that I mightsee wondrous things."
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  • That means they can beall over around you,
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  • and you just can't see it.
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  • God has to open youreyes to potential.
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  • For me in ministry, whathappened is I felt a calling
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  • to preach and I accepted it onenight, I'll never forget it.
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  • I heard a preacher preach,and you guys know Steve Brock,
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  • it was his brother,Ronnie Brock.
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  • Ronnie was preaching andit just messed me up,
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  • a teenage kid, 16 years of age,
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  • I went down tothe altar, I wept.
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  • And I said, "I'll dowhatever you want me to do,
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  • I'll preach."
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  • I didn't want to preach, I wasraised in a preacher's home.
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  • I didn't want all that,
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  • I just didn't wantto live that life.
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  • And to make a long storyshort, after I said, "Yes."
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  • I thought, "Well, TBN willdiscover me any day now.
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  • There's no telling howGod's going to raise me up."
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  • It didn't happen that way,
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  • It took intenseheat and pressure.
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  • Within a few months ofme saying yes to the Lord
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  • in my prayer, boils began tobreak out all over my body.
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  • I look like a monster,
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  • from the top of my headall the way down my body,
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  • I had a blood issue and itcaused these inflamed boils
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  • all over my body.
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  • And I remember beingout of school for months
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  • and sick and they're inmy bedroom depressed.
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  • I went from popular and runningwith the kind of wild crowd
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  • and living life likea normal 16-year-old
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  • to total isolation, totalloneliness, total depression,
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  • no friends, and in that moment,the heat and the pressure,
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  • I remember crying out one nightsaying, "God, what a joke.
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  • I said, I would preach andnow I'm so embarrassed."
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  • I wouldn't notice thelighting in a room.
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  • I wouldn't go out in public,
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  • I would sit in theback by myself.
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  • I would go to school andthe kids would laugh at me.
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  • And it was so humiliating andembarrassing, I wouldn't go.
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  • And learn how to do my work,and I would skip class a lot
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  • because I was so embarrassedto go into the classes.
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  • And I would go, and I got a key,
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  • a secret key to my dad's church,
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  • and I would go up in the balcony
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  • and sit under the soundbooth and I would listen
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  • to cassette tapes of theWord of God in that season.
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  • I had a walk with God,but I'd never had my own
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  • Bible walk with God, I'dnever learned how to pray.
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  • I'd never learned howto really worship God.
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  • And in that church by myself,
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  • God began throughintense heat and pressure
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  • to teach me the Word of God.
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  • Incidentally, that same summer,I picked up my saxophone
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  • and started practicingit five, six hours a day
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  • because I didn'thave any friends.
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  • I learned how to playthe piano that summer,
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  • in the church, onthe church piano,
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  • God just made musicconnect for me
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  • and I could just play anythingthat I wanted to play.
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  • None of those as giftswould have been discovered,
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  • had I been out runningaround every Friday
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  • and Saturday nightwith my friends,
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  • none of those thingswould have happened.
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  • Most importantly to thisday when I write a sermon,
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  • my mind many times goesback to those feelings
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  • of isolation that I had.
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  • Those times when I hated myself,
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  • those times when I thought
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  • maybe it would be bestfor my life just the end.
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  • And it makes me feel forthat teenager, that mom,
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  • that person goingthrough a divorce,
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  • who feels liketheir life is over.
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  • My heart and emotions go backto those days in my life.
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  • And I'm simply saying,
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  • if God has you in a time ofintense heat and pressure,
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  • it is not to destroy you,
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  • it is preparing youfor acres of diamonds.
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  • It is preparing you,everything God promised me,
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  • He did it, He justdidn't do it in the way
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  • that I thought he would do it.
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  • He actually had to prepare me.
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  • God's gonna get youwhere he wants you to be.
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  • The question is, willyou be able to stand it?
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  • Will you be preparedto handle it?
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  • So that when you get it,you're not so amazed by it
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  • that you forget about theGod who's been faithful
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  • through the intenseheat and pressure.
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  • And some of you arecrying out today.
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  • "How long go, dear Lord, howlong is this going to last?
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  • I remember saying that,"How long, how long?
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  • It's one thing when a triallast a week, or three weeks,
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  • or six months, but anyof you who've ever been
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  • in a battle that goesfor months and months,
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  • and it's intense heatand pressure, andit's nerve racking,
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  • and you don't knowwhat you're gonna do
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  • except you learnto lean on Jesus.
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  • And in those moments,man, that's when Godopened your eyes.
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  • That's the very time whenhe'll flash those diamonds
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  • across the field and say, "Iknow it doesn't look like it
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  • on the outside, but on theinside, I'm preparing you
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  • for something greaterthan you can comprehend."
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  • - It's beautiful.
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  • - Whoo!
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  • (Laurie laughs)- Wow, Jentezen.
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  • You're speaking a word
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  • so in season for so many.
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  • The pandemic of COVID-19mixed with everything else
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  • that's going on in theworld with tensions,
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  • racial tensions and loss of jobs
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  • and there there is a lot ofheat, there's a lot of pressure.
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  • And I what I wantyou to do, just
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  • because you've preachedit long enough to develop
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  • just a sense of an anointingis right here right now,
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  • pray for the people,whatever you feel led to do,
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  • whatever you feel led to, thenwe'll we'll unpack a few more
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  • of the truths inside of thisbook, but I think it's time
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  • I think people are wantingto receive right here.
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  • - I so agree with that because
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  • the hard placeslead to have places,
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  • where you are right now
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  • is exactly Where Godwanted you to be.
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  • Because he is preparingyou for acres of diamonds
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  • in that family, those childrenthat you may be on drugs.
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  • Maybe during this pandemic,
  • 00:22:59.365 --> 00:23:02.435
  • the issue has comemore to the surface.
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  • Maybe alcohol is beingabused tremendously
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  • and is breaking your heart.
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  • Maybe you've gotsons and daughters
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  • who just don't even go tochurch and you raise them.
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  • Don't give up ondon't give up on them,
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  • don't give on those kids,they're acres of diamonds.
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  • And keep prayingand keep reaching.
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  • Father today, we bringall of the people who are
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  • in the most difficultseason they've ever been.
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  • Those whose careers andjobs and businesses,
  • 00:23:31.931 --> 00:23:36.436
  • their whole life was pouredinto that restaurant.
  • 00:23:36.436 --> 00:23:41.040
  • Their whole life was pouredinto that position of...
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  • and now COVID seems tohave taken it all away.
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  • I just say thank you that rightnow you are bringing a word
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  • to them that it is not over.
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  • You're bringing aword to them right now
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  • that you bringbeauty out of ashes.
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  • You bring joy out of sorrow,
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  • that we never allow theoutward circumstances to define
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  • who we are on the inside.
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  • We may be going through lossand trials and discouragement
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  • and even temporary defeat,but we receive today
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  • the word of theLord open our eyes,
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  • open our eyes tosee the potential,
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  • to see by faith whatothers don't see.
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  • To see oh God, all that youhave for us now in this season.
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  • Open our eyes to unseenopportunities, unseen potential.
  • 00:24:37.397 --> 00:24:41.734
  • Maybe somebody lost their jobso they could write that book
  • 00:24:43.202 --> 00:24:44.938
  • that will become a best seller.
  • 00:24:44.938 --> 00:24:46.873
  • Maybe somebody lost their job,
  • 00:24:46.873 --> 00:24:48.841
  • so they finally get the courageto scrounge up what they can
  • 00:24:48.841 --> 00:24:51.945
  • and start that God givengenius idea of a company
  • 00:24:51.945 --> 00:24:56.849
  • that will cause acres ofdiamonds to be released.
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  • Lord, you work in mysteriousways, your wonders to perform.
  • 00:25:00.787 --> 00:25:04.857
  • And God we agree togetherfor the people now,
  • 00:25:04.857 --> 00:25:07.393
  • those who are brokenhearted,those who are lonely,
  • 00:25:07.393 --> 00:25:10.263
  • may they see, may they theireyes open to who Jesus is.
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  • We've got you right inthe middle of it all.
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  • We're living in acres ofdiamonds Jesus because of you.
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  • Amen.
  • 00:25:21.641 --> 00:25:22.909
  • - Jentezen, I want youto unpack the analogy
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  • that seems to beprevalent in this book
  • 00:25:28.982 --> 00:25:32.518
  • between the diamond andthe person of Jesus.
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  • In the story that you weretelling of the man in the 1800s.
  • 00:25:38.891 --> 00:25:41.961
  • He was passionate aboutwanting to find diamonds,
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  • and we have that, makethe correlation between
  • 00:25:48.134 --> 00:25:50.737
  • the diamond and theperson of Jesus.
  • 00:25:50.737 --> 00:25:53.239
  • - Yeah, the title of thebook can be deceptive
  • 00:25:54.507 --> 00:25:59.512
  • because it sounds likeit's just some kind
  • 00:26:00.680 --> 00:26:02.582
  • of prosperity book andwe need prosperity.
  • 00:26:02.582 --> 00:26:06.386
  • But that's not whatit is right now.
  • 00:26:06.386 --> 00:26:08.488
  • What this book is aboutis real life, real life.
  • 00:26:08.488 --> 00:26:12.759
  • But it is in the Bible,let me give you an example.
  • 00:26:12.759 --> 00:26:15.495
  • In Luke Chapter 15,the prodigal son
  • 00:26:15.495 --> 00:26:19.198
  • is living in the Father's house
  • 00:26:19.198 --> 00:26:21.868
  • and he has everythinghe can ever imagine.
  • 00:26:21.868 --> 00:26:24.103
  • But he goes to theFather, and he says,
  • 00:26:24.103 --> 00:26:26.105
  • "Give me my inheritance,I don't want this life."
  • 00:26:26.105 --> 00:26:29.075
  • I'm sure we had somefriends who were saying,
  • 00:26:29.075 --> 00:26:30.910
  • "Man out there, they'rereally living, out there,
  • 00:26:30.910 --> 00:26:33.613
  • there's a party going on, outthere, the girls and the drugs
  • 00:26:33.613 --> 00:26:37.917
  • and the party and theclub, it's all out there."
  • 00:26:37.917 --> 00:26:42.021
  • And he left what he had insearch of acres of diamonds.
  • 00:26:42.021 --> 00:26:46.993
  • And when he hadspent all searching,
  • 00:26:46.993 --> 00:26:50.229
  • he tried everythingyou can imagine.
  • 00:26:50.229 --> 00:26:53.032
  • And it left him empty andhe ended up in a pig pan.
  • 00:26:53.032 --> 00:26:57.403
  • And he came back tothe father's house,
  • 00:26:57.403 --> 00:27:00.540
  • only to discover thateverything he was looking for
  • 00:27:00.540 --> 00:27:03.976
  • was right under his nose,in the father's house.
  • 00:27:03.976 --> 00:27:08.314
  • And you and I've seen it happen
  • 00:27:08.314 --> 00:27:09.916
  • and it's happening to someof the viewers' families.
  • 00:27:09.916 --> 00:27:12.418
  • Teenagers hit thatseason in life,
  • 00:27:12.418 --> 00:27:15.121
  • where the worldstarts to sparkle
  • 00:27:15.121 --> 00:27:17.223
  • and everything out therelooks so much better
  • 00:27:17.223 --> 00:27:19.759
  • than what's in the kingdomand what's in church
  • 00:27:19.759 --> 00:27:22.095
  • and what's in the Word of God.
  • 00:27:22.095 --> 00:27:23.563
  • And there comes thisthing on young people
  • 00:27:23.563 --> 00:27:25.765
  • that I want to live,I want to party,
  • 00:27:25.765 --> 00:27:28.034
  • I want to be like Hollywood,I want to know that wild life,
  • 00:27:28.034 --> 00:27:31.637
  • that fun life, only to goout and it uses people up.
  • 00:27:31.637 --> 00:27:36.609
  • Sin fascinates andthen it assassinates.
  • 00:27:37.744 --> 00:27:42.715
  • Sin thrills and then it kills.
  • 00:27:43.583 --> 00:27:46.586
  • Sin takes you furtherthan you want to go,
  • 00:27:46.586 --> 00:27:49.222
  • keeps you longerthan you want to stay
  • 00:27:49.222 --> 00:27:51.324
  • and cost you morethan you want to pay.
  • 00:27:51.324 --> 00:27:53.626
  • And when they come backaddicted, broken and hurting,
  • 00:27:53.626 --> 00:27:57.230
  • the testimony of millions is,
  • 00:27:57.230 --> 00:28:01.234
  • "I was raised in church, Iwas raised by godly parents,
  • 00:28:01.234 --> 00:28:05.538
  • and it took me a journey ofintense heat and pressure, but
  • 00:28:05.538 --> 00:28:10.176
  • I'm back and I'm never leavingthe father's house again."
  • 00:28:10.176 --> 00:28:14.480
  • See Jesus is theacres of diamonds.
  • 00:28:14.480 --> 00:28:17.950
  • I love this story and I wantyou to lean in on this one.
  • 00:28:17.950 --> 00:28:21.187
  • There are three crosses on aplace called Mount Calvary,
  • 00:28:21.187 --> 00:28:24.657
  • three.
  • 00:28:24.657 --> 00:28:26.292
  • Jesus is in the middleand there's a thiefon the right side
  • 00:28:26.292 --> 00:28:29.395
  • and a thief hangingon the cross.
  • 00:28:29.395 --> 00:28:31.397
  • - One of those thievesturns and he sees Jesus,
  • 00:28:34.967 --> 00:28:38.938
  • the blood, the crown of thorns,
  • 00:28:38.938 --> 00:28:42.842
  • the agony, the lips thatspeak Father, forgive them.
  • 00:28:42.842 --> 00:28:46.946
  • And he sees nothing but trash.
  • 00:28:46.946 --> 00:28:49.816
  • And that thiefsays, "I curse you."
  • 00:28:49.816 --> 00:28:52.718
  • He cursed Jesus and he diedand went into eternity.
  • 00:28:52.718 --> 00:28:55.788
  • Now watch this,
  • 00:28:55.788 --> 00:28:57.056
  • a man on the otherside of the cross
  • 00:28:57.056 --> 00:28:59.559
  • sees the exact same picture.
  • 00:28:59.559 --> 00:29:01.794
  • He sees the blood,
  • 00:29:01.794 --> 00:29:03.162
  • he sees the crown,
  • 00:29:03.162 --> 00:29:04.664
  • he hears the words,
  • 00:29:04.664 --> 00:29:06.299
  • but he sees a diamond.
  • 00:29:07.400 --> 00:29:09.001
  • They're both lookingat the same thing.
  • 00:29:09.001 --> 00:29:11.003
  • One sees trash.
  • 00:29:11.003 --> 00:29:12.471
  • One sees treasure.
  • 00:29:12.471 --> 00:29:14.073
  • One of them has his eyes open.
  • 00:29:14.073 --> 00:29:16.309
  • One of them sees nothing.
  • 00:29:16.309 --> 00:29:18.578
  • And when he says,
  • 00:29:18.578 --> 00:29:20.246
  • "When you come into yourkingdom, remember me,"
  • 00:29:21.714 --> 00:29:24.650
  • Jesus said, "Thisday, I'm taking you
  • 00:29:24.650 --> 00:29:27.220
  • "into acres of diamonds.
  • 00:29:27.220 --> 00:29:28.988
  • "This day you'll walkon streets of gold.
  • 00:29:28.988 --> 00:29:31.724
  • "This day you'll bethe first to go through
  • 00:29:31.724 --> 00:29:34.193
  • "the Pearly Gates of heaven,
  • 00:29:34.193 --> 00:29:36.128
  • "washed under theblood of the Lamb.
  • 00:29:36.128 --> 00:29:38.331
  • "You're going with me when Igo through into my kingdom."
  • 00:29:38.331 --> 00:29:41.667
  • It all happenedbecause of Jesus.
  • 00:29:41.667 --> 00:29:44.470
  • And I'm gonna tellyou something.
  • 00:29:44.470 --> 00:29:45.872
  • If you've got Jesus, Imay not have everything
  • 00:29:45.872 --> 00:29:48.841
  • that somebody else has, but boy,
  • 00:29:48.841 --> 00:29:50.877
  • if I've got Jesus, I'mliving in acres of diamonds,
  • 00:29:50.877 --> 00:29:54.146
  • not when I get a better car,
  • 00:29:54.146 --> 00:29:55.948
  • not when I get a better house,
  • 00:29:55.948 --> 00:29:57.683
  • not when everything'sperfect in my life.
  • 00:29:57.683 --> 00:29:59.952
  • Not when my business isgoing through the roof,
  • 00:29:59.952 --> 00:30:02.755
  • but if you haveChrist in your life,
  • 00:30:02.755 --> 00:30:05.524
  • listen, we all gothrough trouble.
  • 00:30:05.524 --> 00:30:07.827
  • I want you to know thatwhen you're in trouble,
  • 00:30:07.827 --> 00:30:10.463
  • everything is better withJesus, including trouble.
  • 00:30:10.463 --> 00:30:15.234
  • He will never leave us.
  • 00:30:15.234 --> 00:30:17.270
  • He will never forsake us,
  • 00:30:17.270 --> 00:30:18.771
  • especially when we're in atime of trouble and heartache.
  • 00:30:18.771 --> 00:30:22.808
  • (upbeat music)
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  • - [Tom] In these uncertain times
  • 00:30:24.510 --> 00:30:26.412
  • isn't it comfortingto know that God
  • 00:30:26.412 --> 00:30:28.281
  • will never abandon you?
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  • In his new book,"Acres of Diamonds:
  • 00:30:30.549 --> 00:30:32.418
  • "Discovering God's BestRight Where You Are"
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  • author and PastorJentezen Franklin
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  • shows us how God uses everytrial and hardship we face
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  • for our good and his glory.
  • 00:30:40.927 --> 00:30:43.262
  • - I promise you thathidden in this mess
  • 00:30:43.262 --> 00:30:47.867
  • are acres ofdiamond, spiritually.
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  • - Yes.- And I believe
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  • even financiallyfor people's lives.
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  • God knows how tobless his people,
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  • right in the middleof everything.
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  • "Shelter in God: YourRefuge in Times of Trouble."
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  • - You read the Scripture andyou let God speak to you.
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  • And little by little,you begin to realize
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  • that your hope is in God,
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  • that your shelter is in him.
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  • - [Man] Every Sunday morning
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  • we get up and turn thechannel on the TBN.
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  • - [Narrator] Theministries come to us.
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  • that help us onour spiritual walk.
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  • I couldn't go aSunday without it.
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  • It gives you that motivationto just keep pushing
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  • and keep striving with God.
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  • Call, click or write today.
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  • (air whooshing)
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  • - Lead people to Jesus.
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  • Let's get him started inthat acres of diamonds.
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  • - Why don't youwrite where you are
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  • if your eyes are being opened?
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  • If you're seeing,
  • 00:32:34.240 --> 00:32:35.508
  • if you're seeing right now
  • 00:32:36.809 --> 00:32:39.445
  • the need for achange in your life,
  • 00:32:39.445 --> 00:32:41.981
  • just say, Lord Jesus,
  • 00:32:41.981 --> 00:32:44.417
  • I need you,
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  • wash me, cleanse me, forgive me,
  • 00:32:46.419 --> 00:32:48.754
  • help me with my weaknesses.
  • 00:32:48.754 --> 00:32:51.123
  • I'm calling on you.
  • 00:32:51.123 --> 00:32:52.658
  • I'm crying out to youin Jesus mighty name.
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  • Ask him,
  • 00:32:56.829 --> 00:32:58.097
  • he'll hear you.
  • 00:32:58.097 --> 00:32:59.331
  • He said, "If youcall on my name,"
  • 00:32:59.331 --> 00:33:00.499
  • say that name, Jesus he'll come,
  • 00:33:00.499 --> 00:33:03.736
  • he'll come in a hospital room.
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  • He'll come into prison.
  • 00:33:04.703 --> 00:33:06.472
  • He'll come in that apartment,
  • 00:33:06.472 --> 00:33:07.640
  • that house, justopen your heart.
  • 00:33:07.640 --> 00:33:10.276
  • He is your acres of diamonds.
  • 00:33:10.276 --> 00:33:11.777
  • - Jentezen you know, youwere talking earlier about
  • 00:33:13.212 --> 00:33:16.549
  • how this book applies tosomeone that needs to stay
  • 00:33:17.983 --> 00:33:22.154
  • and, you know, in this intensepressure and heat season,
  • 00:33:23.823 --> 00:33:28.828
  • that is now beingnicknamed 2020.
  • 00:33:29.995 --> 00:33:33.132
  • I mean, everything frompandemics to murder hornets
  • 00:33:33.132 --> 00:33:36.969
  • to, you know, I mean,
  • 00:33:36.969 --> 00:33:38.037
  • it's like if we wantto, 20 years from now,
  • 00:33:39.205 --> 00:33:41.974
  • you know, all we gottado is we were 2020,
  • 00:33:41.974 --> 00:33:45.478
  • you know, I mean,
  • 00:33:45.478 --> 00:33:46.779
  • it's becoming almost
  • 00:33:46.779 --> 00:33:48.981
  • a meme, you know, just to,
  • 00:33:48.981 --> 00:33:52.518
  • it's an analogy nowfor pressure and heat.
  • 00:33:52.518 --> 00:33:55.721
  • And so we're in a season
  • 00:33:55.721 --> 00:33:57.923
  • we're all in a season like this
  • 00:33:57.923 --> 00:34:00.960
  • and you know, there'sa unique angle
  • 00:34:00.960 --> 00:34:04.330
  • that I've thoughtabout when you were
  • 00:34:04.330 --> 00:34:06.198
  • preaching this justa little bit ago.
  • 00:34:07.533 --> 00:34:10.769
  • My dad woke up everyday for nine years,
  • 00:34:10.769 --> 00:34:14.640
  • fighting a lawsuit
  • 00:34:14.640 --> 00:34:17.276
  • in the FCC
  • 00:34:17.276 --> 00:34:19.778
  • that woke him up with a gutwrenching gnawing feeling inside
  • 00:34:21.180 --> 00:34:25.751
  • of his life for nine years,
  • 00:34:26.619 --> 00:34:28.687
  • fighting TB and the pressure,the intense pressure,
  • 00:34:28.687 --> 00:34:31.724
  • the heat of what that was.
  • 00:34:31.724 --> 00:34:34.126
  • My dad told me
  • 00:34:34.126 --> 00:34:35.794
  • that
  • 00:34:36.896 --> 00:34:38.264
  • many days
  • 00:34:38.264 --> 00:34:39.999
  • he thought, he wasthe responsible party
  • 00:34:39.999 --> 00:34:43.536
  • that would have in essence,
  • 00:34:43.536 --> 00:34:45.404
  • lost TBN to acompetitive application.
  • 00:34:45.404 --> 00:34:49.308
  • And it's a huge long story
  • 00:34:49.308 --> 00:34:50.609
  • will take forever totell you what it was,
  • 00:34:50.609 --> 00:34:53.045
  • but it's, in hindsightwas really kind
  • 00:34:53.045 --> 00:34:55.714
  • of a silly issue really.
  • 00:34:55.714 --> 00:34:57.116
  • That issue got fought
  • 00:34:58.350 --> 00:35:00.920
  • into court
  • 00:35:00.920 --> 00:35:02.588
  • through the FCC
  • 00:35:02.588 --> 00:35:04.356
  • and went all the way to theThird Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • 00:35:04.356 --> 00:35:08.594
  • The next step is the SupremeCourt of the United States,
  • 00:35:08.594 --> 00:35:12.598
  • which would never haveheard a case like this.
  • 00:35:12.598 --> 00:35:14.934
  • And, so this was it
  • 00:35:16.001 --> 00:35:18.103
  • that judge panel
  • 00:35:18.103 --> 00:35:20.673
  • three administrative lawjudges completely reversed,
  • 00:35:20.673 --> 00:35:24.810
  • ruled in TBN's favor
  • 00:35:24.810 --> 00:35:27.313
  • and then added
  • 00:35:27.313 --> 00:35:28.747
  • a very unique
  • 00:35:28.747 --> 00:35:30.749
  • kind of lawyer term.
  • 00:35:30.749 --> 00:35:32.918
  • A writer was attachedto the decision,
  • 00:35:32.918 --> 00:35:36.155
  • which vacated the issue.
  • 00:35:36.155 --> 00:35:38.424
  • Jentezen-- Expunged.
  • 00:35:38.424 --> 00:35:39.992
  • - Yeah, expunged it.
  • 00:35:39.992 --> 00:35:41.193
  • It was vacated.
  • 00:35:41.193 --> 00:35:43.295
  • It never happened.
  • 00:35:43.295 --> 00:35:44.463
  • - Like it never, yeah.
  • 00:35:44.463 --> 00:35:45.965
  • - Okay, if you go to the deepdark recesses of the annals
  • 00:35:45.965 --> 00:35:50.836
  • and the paper files,
  • 00:35:51.804 --> 00:35:53.305
  • wherever they arekept of the FCC,
  • 00:35:53.305 --> 00:35:56.008
  • the matter that caused my dad,
  • 00:35:56.008 --> 00:35:58.744
  • nine years of gut wrenchingpain didn't even exist.
  • 00:35:58.744 --> 00:36:03.582
  • It did not happen.
  • 00:36:03.582 --> 00:36:05.551
  • He could have lived every day-
  • 00:36:05.551 --> 00:36:09.288
  • - Free.- For nine years free
  • 00:36:09.288 --> 00:36:11.624
  • living with what he already had.
  • 00:36:12.558 --> 00:36:16.462
  • The outcome was set, okay?
  • 00:36:16.462 --> 00:36:19.565
  • So in addition,
  • 00:36:19.565 --> 00:36:21.033
  • there could be some peopleliving in an angst and worry
  • 00:36:21.033 --> 00:36:24.637
  • and depression and fear,
  • 00:36:24.637 --> 00:36:26.639
  • that their answeris already here
  • 00:36:26.639 --> 00:36:31.143
  • and they just don't know it yet.
  • 00:36:31.143 --> 00:36:32.811
  • Kind of take that and gowith it just for a minute.
  • 00:36:32.811 --> 00:36:35.481
  • - One of the storiesthat we talk about,
  • 00:36:36.749 --> 00:36:38.717
  • and by the way Iremember those days,
  • 00:36:38.717 --> 00:36:42.221
  • I was watching TBNduring those days
  • 00:36:42.221 --> 00:36:44.823
  • when your dadwould occasionally,
  • 00:36:44.823 --> 00:36:46.191
  • he couldn't talk about it a lot
  • 00:36:46.191 --> 00:36:47.593
  • because it was in litigation.
  • 00:36:47.593 --> 00:36:48.927
  • - Right.
  • 00:36:48.927 --> 00:36:49.862
  • - But I remember those days,
  • 00:36:49.862 --> 00:36:51.463
  • I remember behind thescenes coming on the show
  • 00:36:51.463 --> 00:36:53.932
  • sometimes with your parents,
  • 00:36:53.932 --> 00:36:55.901
  • and they would talk tome on the side about
  • 00:36:55.901 --> 00:36:58.671
  • some of the things thatthey were going through.
  • 00:36:58.671 --> 00:37:01.273
  • We have no idea the kindof pressure people live,
  • 00:37:01.273 --> 00:37:04.843
  • are living under some times,
  • 00:37:04.843 --> 00:37:07.546
  • and yet look what God has done.
  • 00:37:07.546 --> 00:37:09.281
  • Look at where TBN isgoing today in nations
  • 00:37:09.281 --> 00:37:12.851
  • around the world thathave never been touched
  • 00:37:12.851 --> 00:37:15.587
  • with the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
  • 00:37:15.587 --> 00:37:18.223
  • but it was part of thatintense heat and pressure.
  • 00:37:18.223 --> 00:37:20.693
  • But one of the stories thatI talk about in the book
  • 00:37:20.693 --> 00:37:24.296
  • was a Dear Abby story
  • 00:37:24.296 --> 00:37:26.865
  • that was pretty,
  • 00:37:26.865 --> 00:37:28.000
  • it's pretty amazing story.
  • 00:37:28.000 --> 00:37:29.668
  • Dear Abby was a columnistwho used to write
  • 00:37:29.668 --> 00:37:32.071
  • in major publications years ago.
  • 00:37:32.071 --> 00:37:34.440
  • She's dead now,
  • 00:37:34.440 --> 00:37:36.275
  • but she told this story,it's a true story.
  • 00:37:36.275 --> 00:37:38.911
  • She said that
  • 00:37:39.812 --> 00:37:40.612
  • there was a father and a son
  • 00:37:42.514 --> 00:37:44.616
  • and the mother had passed away.
  • 00:37:44.616 --> 00:37:46.752
  • The son was very close
  • 00:37:46.752 --> 00:37:48.287
  • with the mother.
  • 00:37:49.621 --> 00:37:50.556
  • And when she died the business,
  • 00:37:50.556 --> 00:37:52.758
  • the dad was a businessman,
  • 00:37:52.758 --> 00:37:54.326
  • very successfulbusinessman, very wealthy.
  • 00:37:54.326 --> 00:37:57.396
  • And he allowed most of histime to go to the business.
  • 00:37:57.396 --> 00:38:01.233
  • So the father andson kind of drew part
  • 00:38:01.233 --> 00:38:04.103
  • through the years.
  • 00:38:05.037 --> 00:38:06.538
  • Finally, it came time forhim to graduate from college
  • 00:38:06.538 --> 00:38:10.809
  • and he began to, you know,yearn for relationship
  • 00:38:10.809 --> 00:38:14.213
  • with his father.
  • 00:38:14.213 --> 00:38:15.714
  • So he made it a greatereffort to kind of bridge.
  • 00:38:15.714 --> 00:38:18.617
  • And he started comingback home more and more.
  • 00:38:18.617 --> 00:38:21.120
  • And that senior year,
  • 00:38:21.120 --> 00:38:22.888
  • he had never asked for anything
  • 00:38:22.888 --> 00:38:24.523
  • from his extremelywealthy father.
  • 00:38:24.523 --> 00:38:26.492
  • And he said, "Dad, thereis a certain sports car
  • 00:38:26.492 --> 00:38:29.194
  • "that I've noticed."
  • 00:38:29.194 --> 00:38:30.262
  • And he told where it was
  • 00:38:30.262 --> 00:38:31.630
  • and they even wentand looked at it.
  • 00:38:31.630 --> 00:38:33.232
  • And he said, "I'd love to getthat for my straight A record
  • 00:38:33.232 --> 00:38:37.069
  • "through school and college,
  • 00:38:37.069 --> 00:38:38.971
  • "graduating top of the class,
  • 00:38:38.971 --> 00:38:40.873
  • "you asked me what I wanted.
  • 00:38:40.873 --> 00:38:42.274
  • "I want that sports car."
  • 00:38:42.274 --> 00:38:44.209
  • Well, he graduates from college.
  • 00:38:44.209 --> 00:38:46.178
  • His father's there.
  • 00:38:46.178 --> 00:38:47.813
  • The day of the graduation,
  • 00:38:47.813 --> 00:38:49.214
  • the father asked himover to his mansion.
  • 00:38:49.214 --> 00:38:52.017
  • They're sitting,this is a true story.
  • 00:38:52.017 --> 00:38:53.786
  • They're sitting inthis beautiful office
  • 00:38:53.786 --> 00:38:56.989
  • and the father takesa wrapped package
  • 00:38:56.989 --> 00:39:00.259
  • and he pushes itacross the desk.
  • 00:39:00.259 --> 00:39:02.428
  • He said, "I got you thisgift for your graduation."
  • 00:39:02.428 --> 00:39:05.898
  • You know, it's not whathe was really wanting.
  • 00:39:05.898 --> 00:39:08.500
  • And he wanted me to takehim out to the garage
  • 00:39:08.500 --> 00:39:10.702
  • or out in the front ofthe, with a big car,
  • 00:39:10.702 --> 00:39:13.005
  • with a bow on it.
  • 00:39:13.005 --> 00:39:14.440
  • But instead it's apackage and he unwraps it
  • 00:39:14.440 --> 00:39:17.976
  • and tears it open,
  • 00:39:17.976 --> 00:39:19.211
  • takes the lid off.
  • 00:39:19.211 --> 00:39:20.546
  • And it's a Bible.
  • 00:39:20.546 --> 00:39:22.147
  • It's a Bible with theboy's name engraved on it.
  • 00:39:22.147 --> 00:39:25.484
  • Well, now the boy just loses it.
  • 00:39:25.484 --> 00:39:27.686
  • And
  • 00:39:28.554 --> 00:39:29.354
  • he says, he looks athis father and he says,
  • 00:39:30.622 --> 00:39:32.324
  • "You've never beenvery religious
  • 00:39:32.324 --> 00:39:33.926
  • "except for the lastyear of your life,
  • 00:39:33.926 --> 00:39:35.961
  • "where you've talk aboutJesus all the time."
  • 00:39:35.961 --> 00:39:38.330
  • He takes that packagewith the Bible in it
  • 00:39:38.330 --> 00:39:41.333
  • never pulls it out of the box,
  • 00:39:41.333 --> 00:39:42.968
  • shoves it across the desk.
  • 00:39:42.968 --> 00:39:45.204
  • He gives his dad earful
  • 00:39:45.204 --> 00:39:48.540
  • and storms out,
  • 00:39:48.540 --> 00:39:50.108
  • never comes back to seehis dad for over a year.
  • 00:39:50.108 --> 00:39:53.479
  • He meets a girl.
  • 00:39:53.479 --> 00:39:54.713
  • He goes out and doesgood in business,
  • 00:39:54.713 --> 00:39:56.849
  • uses his father's contactsand does very well,
  • 00:39:56.849 --> 00:40:00.252
  • meets a beautifulgirl, marries her.
  • 00:40:00.252 --> 00:40:02.387
  • Doesn't invite thedad to the wedding.
  • 00:40:02.387 --> 00:40:05.491
  • And finally he hashis first born son.
  • 00:40:05.491 --> 00:40:08.861
  • And when he startsto realize that
  • 00:40:08.861 --> 00:40:11.263
  • how precious that child is,
  • 00:40:11.263 --> 00:40:12.898
  • he begins to yearn to bridge
  • 00:40:12.898 --> 00:40:15.734
  • the relationshipwith his father.
  • 00:40:15.734 --> 00:40:17.669
  • And here's the point thatI'm going, getting to.
  • 00:40:17.669 --> 00:40:20.038
  • He decided to surprisehis father and loads
  • 00:40:21.240 --> 00:40:23.642
  • his little family upwith his newborn son.
  • 00:40:23.642 --> 00:40:25.978
  • And they go acrossStates to get back
  • 00:40:25.978 --> 00:40:28.981
  • to where the father is.
  • 00:40:28.981 --> 00:40:30.482
  • And tragically, the fatherdied of a heart attack
  • 00:40:30.482 --> 00:40:33.452
  • during the process of the trip.
  • 00:40:33.452 --> 00:40:35.153
  • When he gets there,he's heartbroken
  • 00:40:35.153 --> 00:40:36.989
  • and everything that he had hisfather wheeled over to him,
  • 00:40:38.423 --> 00:40:40.993
  • all of the masses ofwealth and the mansion
  • 00:40:40.993 --> 00:40:43.695
  • and everything that he had.
  • 00:40:43.695 --> 00:40:45.464
  • He walks in to the study
  • 00:40:45.464 --> 00:40:48.500
  • and he's broken and he looksup and he sees up on a shelf
  • 00:40:48.500 --> 00:40:53.372
  • that very package
  • 00:40:53.372 --> 00:40:55.541
  • that his father gavehim for his graduation.
  • 00:40:56.842 --> 00:40:58.977
  • He takes it down.
  • 00:40:58.977 --> 00:41:00.279
  • He opens up the box.
  • 00:41:00.279 --> 00:41:02.047
  • He grabs the Bible.
  • 00:41:02.047 --> 00:41:03.615
  • It's marked
  • 00:41:03.615 --> 00:41:05.417
  • on a page that says,
  • 00:41:06.318 --> 00:41:07.819
  • "If you know how to givegood gifts to your father
  • 00:41:07.819 --> 00:41:11.156
  • or your kids, how muchmore will your Father
  • 00:41:11.156 --> 00:41:13.091
  • give good gifts to you?
  • 00:41:13.091 --> 00:41:14.993
  • He grabs it.
  • 00:41:14.993 --> 00:41:15.827
  • And he's emotional.
  • 00:41:15.827 --> 00:41:17.329
  • He's holding the Bible andweeping missing his father.
  • 00:41:17.329 --> 00:41:20.465
  • And something drops outof the back of the Bible.
  • 00:41:20.465 --> 00:41:24.269
  • It's a key,
  • 00:41:24.269 --> 00:41:25.504
  • it's a car key.
  • 00:41:25.504 --> 00:41:27.005
  • He reaches down
  • 00:41:27.005 --> 00:41:29.174
  • and he realizes it's thekey to the sports car.
  • 00:41:29.174 --> 00:41:32.244
  • Sure enough he goesout in the garage
  • 00:41:32.244 --> 00:41:34.580
  • and they're under a dusty cover
  • 00:41:34.580 --> 00:41:37.115
  • is the car that had beensitting there all those years.
  • 00:41:37.115 --> 00:41:40.719
  • His father gave him exactlywhat he had asked for.
  • 00:41:42.087 --> 00:41:46.058
  • He didn't recognize it
  • 00:41:46.058 --> 00:41:47.426
  • because of the wrappingsthat it came in.
  • 00:41:47.426 --> 00:41:50.462
  • God will give you exactly whatyou asked for in his will.
  • 00:41:51.863 --> 00:41:56.535
  • But the problem is it'snot gonna come packaged
  • 00:41:56.535 --> 00:41:59.605
  • in the way that youthink it's gonna come.
  • 00:41:59.605 --> 00:42:01.807
  • God gives strangely wrapgifts to his children,
  • 00:42:01.807 --> 00:42:05.811
  • ask Joseph, he'sthrown into a pit.
  • 00:42:05.811 --> 00:42:08.614
  • He said, you'reheaded for throne,
  • 00:42:08.614 --> 00:42:10.616
  • but it's a strange wrapgift that he ends up with.
  • 00:42:10.616 --> 00:42:13.885
  • By the time he'saccused of false things
  • 00:42:13.885 --> 00:42:17.155
  • and goes through hell,
  • 00:42:17.155 --> 00:42:18.624
  • then he ends up at the top.
  • 00:42:18.624 --> 00:42:20.592
  • God, the Father will give you
  • 00:42:20.592 --> 00:42:22.561
  • exactly what he's promised you,
  • 00:42:22.561 --> 00:42:25.364
  • but it usually will show up
  • 00:42:25.364 --> 00:42:27.332
  • in strangely wrapped gifts,
  • 00:42:27.332 --> 00:42:28.834
  • same story with Joe and thesame story with you and I,
  • 00:42:28.834 --> 00:42:32.838
  • so
  • 00:42:32.838 --> 00:42:33.872
  • don't be like that boy
  • 00:42:33.872 --> 00:42:35.974
  • and shove back
  • 00:42:35.974 --> 00:42:38.010
  • a package.
  • 00:42:38.010 --> 00:42:39.311
  • I saw how I feel aboutthis COVID situation.
  • 00:42:39.311 --> 00:42:42.581
  • This hadn't caughtGod by surprise.
  • 00:42:42.581 --> 00:42:44.483
  • He's not up in heavensucking his thumb
  • 00:42:44.483 --> 00:42:46.718
  • in the fetal position
  • 00:42:46.718 --> 00:42:48.220
  • at the bottom ofthe throne saying,
  • 00:42:48.220 --> 00:42:49.621
  • "I can't believe theworld is wreck by,"
  • 00:42:49.621 --> 00:42:51.823
  • God says, "I've given you astrangely wrapped package,
  • 00:42:51.823 --> 00:42:55.394
  • "but in it areacres of diamonds."
  • 00:42:55.394 --> 00:42:57.663
  • "In it I'm going toadvance my kingdom.
  • 00:42:57.663 --> 00:43:00.098
  • "In it I'm going to raise you
  • 00:43:00.098 --> 00:43:01.900
  • "and I'm gonna putyou in positions
  • 00:43:01.900 --> 00:43:04.202
  • "of power and influence thatyou could never have gotten
  • 00:43:04.202 --> 00:43:07.839
  • "had you not gone throughthe intense heat and fire."
  • 00:43:07.839 --> 00:43:11.243
  • So I just really feeltoday that sometimes
  • 00:43:11.243 --> 00:43:14.112
  • we feel like David felt in2nd Samuel three in verse 39.
  • 00:43:14.112 --> 00:43:17.549
  • He said, "I am this day weak,but I'm still anointed."
  • 00:43:17.549 --> 00:43:21.119
  • And some of youneed to hear that
  • 00:43:21.119 --> 00:43:22.554
  • you may feel weak in the flesh,
  • 00:43:22.554 --> 00:43:24.556
  • weak financially, weak whenyou look at what you're facing,
  • 00:43:24.556 --> 00:43:28.093
  • but you are this day anointed
  • 00:43:28.093 --> 00:43:30.762
  • and what God has promised,he's going to bring to pass.
  • 00:43:30.762 --> 00:43:33.765
  • And there are acres ofdiamonds coming in your life
  • 00:43:33.765 --> 00:43:37.369
  • if you won't give up.
  • 00:43:37.369 --> 00:43:39.204
  • - That's so good.- Pastor Jentezen Franklin
  • 00:43:39.204 --> 00:43:41.440
  • we've been knowing eachother for probably,
  • 00:43:42.574 --> 00:43:45.477
  • well, goodnessseveral decades now
  • 00:43:45.477 --> 00:43:48.013
  • a common friend,Pastor Tommy Barnett
  • 00:43:49.414 --> 00:43:52.818
  • walked you into myoffice one time,
  • 00:43:52.818 --> 00:43:55.520
  • we started doingsome TV together.
  • 00:43:55.520 --> 00:43:57.956
  • Decades, years, decades,and years later,
  • 00:43:57.956 --> 00:44:01.393
  • we're still sittinghere in 2020 August,
  • 00:44:01.393 --> 00:44:04.362
  • we're doing TV together, okay.
  • 00:44:04.362 --> 00:44:06.264
  • So basically,
  • 00:44:06.264 --> 00:44:08.133
  • I know you
  • 00:44:09.634 --> 00:44:12.771
  • pretty well.
  • 00:44:12.771 --> 00:44:14.539
  • And
  • 00:44:14.539 --> 00:44:16.108
  • what I want you todo is unpack this
  • 00:44:16.108 --> 00:44:18.810
  • strangely wrapped present.
  • 00:44:18.810 --> 00:44:21.480
  • Pastor you've made the point,
  • 00:44:21.480 --> 00:44:24.182
  • God is giving us somethingIf we will see it,
  • 00:44:24.182 --> 00:44:27.486
  • I know what you're saying.
  • 00:44:27.486 --> 00:44:29.087
  • I know what this book is saying.
  • 00:44:29.087 --> 00:44:31.423
  • Unpacking this book is
  • 00:44:31.423 --> 00:44:34.860
  • fresh revelation to ourviewing audience right now.
  • 00:44:34.860 --> 00:44:38.230
  • They needed this.
  • 00:44:38.230 --> 00:44:39.297
  • And I know what you're saying,
  • 00:44:39.297 --> 00:44:41.333
  • but you probably
  • 00:44:41.333 --> 00:44:43.902
  • didn't see this coming.
  • 00:44:43.902 --> 00:44:46.304
  • This is a reallystrangely wrapped present,
  • 00:44:46.304 --> 00:44:50.475
  • a disease that we don'tknow anything about.
  • 00:44:50.475 --> 00:44:54.546
  • We all get surprised by it,
  • 00:44:54.546 --> 00:44:56.448
  • turns into an economic disaster,
  • 00:44:57.616 --> 00:45:01.686
  • you know, for millions,tens of millions,
  • 00:45:01.686 --> 00:45:05.123
  • turns into racial tensions.
  • 00:45:05.123 --> 00:45:07.492
  • And you know,
  • 00:45:08.493 --> 00:45:09.828
  • the idea that this is
  • 00:45:09.828 --> 00:45:12.931
  • the worst wrappingpaper in history, okay.
  • 00:45:14.032 --> 00:45:17.769
  • - The ugliest.
  • 00:45:17.769 --> 00:45:18.937
  • (laughing)
  • 00:45:18.937 --> 00:45:20.338
  • - It is way worse thanjust brown paper, okay?
  • 00:45:20.338 --> 00:45:24.276
  • I mean, it's just awful, okay?
  • 00:45:24.276 --> 00:45:26.711
  • And so,
  • 00:45:26.711 --> 00:45:28.079
  • but we know whereyou're gonna get to,
  • 00:45:28.079 --> 00:45:31.116
  • but walk us through the journey.
  • 00:45:31.116 --> 00:45:34.019
  • You know, come on,
  • 00:45:34.019 --> 00:45:35.320
  • you might've said atleast one cuss word
  • 00:45:35.320 --> 00:45:37.722
  • back about six monthsago or five months ago
  • 00:45:37.722 --> 00:45:41.159
  • when churches shut down,
  • 00:45:41.159 --> 00:45:43.228
  • and drama happened andyou were wondering,
  • 00:45:43.228 --> 00:45:47.098
  • what the heck, we were allwondering what the heck, okay.
  • 00:45:47.098 --> 00:45:51.436
  • So take us fromthe one cuss word
  • 00:45:51.436 --> 00:45:53.605
  • that you said a few months ago
  • 00:45:53.605 --> 00:45:55.640
  • to this amazing perspectivethat you're able
  • 00:45:55.640 --> 00:45:59.678
  • to present to us now.
  • 00:45:59.678 --> 00:46:01.179
  • Walk us through yourpersonal journey
  • 00:46:01.179 --> 00:46:03.215
  • of this weirdpresent called 2020.
  • 00:46:03.215 --> 00:46:07.085
  • - It has been the most unusual,
  • 00:46:07.085 --> 00:46:10.021
  • strange season of my life.
  • 00:46:10.021 --> 00:46:13.558
  • I have not preached
  • 00:46:13.558 --> 00:46:15.961
  • to a live congregation
  • 00:46:15.961 --> 00:46:18.463
  • in over four months for thefirst time in 30 plus years.
  • 00:46:18.463 --> 00:46:22.801
  • And yet somethingis happening in me.
  • 00:46:23.969 --> 00:46:27.472
  • Something is happening inme that when I come back,
  • 00:46:27.472 --> 00:46:31.610
  • I'm coming backlike a roaring lion.
  • 00:46:31.610 --> 00:46:34.045
  • I'm coming back with avengeance to win souls
  • 00:46:34.045 --> 00:46:37.048
  • like I have never won souls.
  • 00:46:37.048 --> 00:46:39.251
  • I'm mad not at people,not at flesh and blood.
  • 00:46:39.251 --> 00:46:42.654
  • I'm mad at the enemythat is killing,
  • 00:46:42.654 --> 00:46:46.691
  • stealing, and destroyingeverything that he can.
  • 00:46:46.691 --> 00:46:50.161
  • We're in a battle with thespirit of the Antichrist.
  • 00:46:50.161 --> 00:46:52.998
  • That's what we're facing.
  • 00:46:52.998 --> 00:46:54.699
  • We are, the end timeshave come upon us.
  • 00:46:54.699 --> 00:46:58.703
  • If you can't see that youneed to pray, open my eyes.
  • 00:46:58.703 --> 00:47:01.940
  • Because at the sametime, the Bible says
  • 00:47:01.940 --> 00:47:04.075
  • it'll get darker anddarker and darker.
  • 00:47:04.075 --> 00:47:06.144
  • It says, "Arise and shinefor your light has come."
  • 00:47:06.144 --> 00:47:08.813
  • It means right in the middle
  • 00:47:08.813 --> 00:47:10.382
  • of all the intenseheat and pressure,
  • 00:47:10.382 --> 00:47:12.384
  • there are acres of diamonds.
  • 00:47:12.384 --> 00:47:13.785
  • And for the us, in the kingdom,
  • 00:47:13.785 --> 00:47:15.587
  • the acres of diamonds aresouls by the multitudes,
  • 00:47:15.587 --> 00:47:19.324
  • multitudes, multitudes inthe valley of decision,
  • 00:47:19.324 --> 00:47:23.561
  • they have run, man can't fix it.
  • 00:47:23.561 --> 00:47:25.997
  • Politicians can't fix it.
  • 00:47:25.997 --> 00:47:28.466
  • Even church leaderscan't fix it.
  • 00:47:28.466 --> 00:47:30.669
  • There's only onethat can fix it.
  • 00:47:30.669 --> 00:47:32.570
  • He is our acres ofdiamonds, he is Jesus.
  • 00:47:32.570 --> 00:47:35.640
  • And if ever we needed oureyes opened to wondrous things
  • 00:47:35.640 --> 00:47:39.244
  • back on Jesus.
  • 00:47:39.244 --> 00:47:40.478
  • In 2020, we need oureyes back on Jesus
  • 00:47:40.478 --> 00:47:44.582
  • like never before,
  • 00:47:44.582 --> 00:47:45.817
  • because nothing elseis gonna satisfy.
  • 00:47:45.817 --> 00:47:48.119
  • Nothing else isgoing to fulfill.
  • 00:47:48.119 --> 00:47:50.422
  • Earlier, when we talked today,
  • 00:47:50.422 --> 00:47:52.657
  • you mentioned about oneof the stories in the book
  • 00:47:52.657 --> 00:47:55.360
  • about Steve Wynn, whenhe's a billionaire.
  • 00:47:55.360 --> 00:47:58.096
  • And Steve Wynn
  • 00:47:58.096 --> 00:47:59.064
  • is responsible for buildinga lot of Las Vegas,
  • 00:48:00.532 --> 00:48:03.101
  • most famous hotels.
  • 00:48:03.101 --> 00:48:04.970
  • Well, he is also art collector
  • 00:48:04.970 --> 00:48:06.938
  • and he had a piece ofart that he wanted to get
  • 00:48:06.938 --> 00:48:09.975
  • and he bought it.
  • 00:48:09.975 --> 00:48:11.609
  • It was called "TheDream" in French.
  • 00:48:11.609 --> 00:48:14.612
  • "The Dream" is in that ironic?
  • 00:48:14.612 --> 00:48:16.781
  • "The Dream" and to makea long story short,
  • 00:48:16.781 --> 00:48:19.250
  • he put it in the lobbiesand everybody celebrated
  • 00:48:19.250 --> 00:48:21.820
  • and he had a party becausehe sold it five years later,
  • 00:48:21.820 --> 00:48:25.223
  • he bought it for 50 million
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  • and sold it for 135 million.
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  • I just want one of thosedeals in my lifetime,
  • 00:48:28.994 --> 00:48:31.730
  • but he sold it
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  • and made that much money-- It was a Picasso.
  • 00:48:33.164 --> 00:48:34.699
  • - And he had, it was aPicasso that's exactly right.
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  • And so we had aparty in Las Vegas
  • 00:48:38.136 --> 00:48:40.405
  • the last night before thenew owner took possession
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  • of that painting.
  • 00:48:43.808 --> 00:48:45.310
  • And it meant something tome, emotionally "The Dream."
  • 00:48:45.310 --> 00:48:47.612
  • And so while he hadit on the stage,
  • 00:48:47.612 --> 00:48:50.482
  • he has an eye problemand he lost his balance,
  • 00:48:50.482 --> 00:48:54.586
  • and accidentallystumbled and fell.
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  • And his arm went through the$135 million "Dream" painting.
  • 00:48:57.822 --> 00:49:02.827
  • And of course the personwho wanted to buy it said,
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  • "I withdraw my offer."
  • 00:49:08.199 --> 00:49:10.969
  • And he looked like "Thedream" was tattered
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  • and torn and worthless,
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  • but he took it.
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  • He got it worked on fora year by an art surgeon.
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  • And a year later heputs it up for sale.
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  • And after it had been torntattered and destroyed
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  • the same man whooffered him $139 million
  • 00:49:28.286 --> 00:49:32.157
  • came back after it had beentorn and gave him 155 million.
  • 00:49:32.157 --> 00:49:36.795
  • The point is it was worth moreafter "The Dream" was torn
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  • than it was worth beforeit went through the storm.
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  • I believe that's gonna betrue for your business,
  • 00:49:45.737 --> 00:49:47.972
  • for your family, foryour home, for your life
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  • and for this nation.
  • 00:49:51.042 --> 00:49:52.477
  • And for the world, thatGod is up to something.
  • 00:49:52.477 --> 00:49:55.513
  • He said, "I willrestore the years
  • 00:49:55.513 --> 00:49:58.249
  • "the cankerworm and the locusts
  • 00:49:58.249 --> 00:50:00.618
  • "are trying to steal from you."
  • 00:50:00.618 --> 00:50:02.253
  • Don't lose hope.
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  • Don't lose heart.
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  • We're living inacres of diamonds,
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  • cling to Jesus, we'regonna get through this
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  • with great victory.
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  • - As the COVID pandemic,social unrest continue
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  • to rock our world,
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  • isn't it comforting to knowthat God won't abandon us?
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  • In fact, it's in tryingtimes just like these,
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  • that we can discover aclear path for his purpose
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  • in our lives.
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  • In his new book,"Acres of Diamonds:
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  • "Discovering God's BestRight Where You Are"
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  • author and PastorJentezen Franklin shows us
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  • how God uses every trialand hardship we face
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  • for our good and his glory.
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  • - We are in an unprecedentedopportunity time.
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  • And what we have to prayin this hour is Psalms 116
  • 00:50:43.094 --> 00:50:46.464
  • "God opened my eyes tosee wonderful things."
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  • and uncertaintythat you will face.
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  • Regardless of the challengesand uncertainties you face
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  • God wants you to knowthat he's with you.
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  • He's committed to youand he never changes.
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  • (air whooshing)
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  • - You know, I love itbecause the devil always
  • 00:52:40.979 --> 00:52:43.147
  • overplays his hand and now he'smade everybody mad (laughs)
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  • and I love it.
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  • I can't wait to hear you
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  • when you come backfull throttle,
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  • this is good Jentezen,
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  • and the people need to hear it
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  • and have hope and havehope in the waiting
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  • and the staying power.
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  • I love it.
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  • And your book is just so good.
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  • So many beautiful stories,
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  • so much hope and healingand encouragement.
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  • And I love it.
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  • - It is the monthof August in 2020.
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  • And if you're watching our
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  • monthly resourcethis entire month
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  • is a timely message.
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  • It's timely.
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  • Pastor Jentezen, you didn'thave COVID-19 in mind.
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  • It's a prophetic book.
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  • It was here
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  • at the right time.
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  • We didn't know about allof the different dramas
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  • that we were facing
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  • when this book was in, you know,
  • 00:53:40.104 --> 00:53:42.774
  • when it was a manuscript,
  • 00:53:42.774 --> 00:53:44.776
  • you weren't looking at whatwe're looking at right now.
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  • And I believe it's speakingto this time, this season,
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  • and it's available now that800 number is on the screen,
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  • Pastor Jentezen want togive you the final word,
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  • just a last thought, last word,
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  • concerning "Acres of Diamonds"
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  • and what people are gonna getout of it when they get it.
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  • - Well, I just pray todaythat people understand
  • 00:54:32.423 --> 00:54:34.926
  • that God has a plan
  • 00:54:34.926 --> 00:54:37.095
  • and it's still beingenforced in your life.
  • 00:54:37.095 --> 00:54:39.564
  • And what the enemymeant for evil,
  • 00:54:39.564 --> 00:54:42.166
  • God is turning it for our good.
  • 00:54:42.166 --> 00:54:43.901
  • I believe it.
  • 00:54:43.901 --> 00:54:44.836
  • Don't give up.
  • 00:54:44.836 --> 00:54:46.371
  • Don't give somebody else yourplow, your acreage, your farm,
  • 00:54:46.371 --> 00:54:49.374
  • because it's loadedwith acres of diamonds.
  • 00:54:49.374 --> 00:54:51.409
  • - We'll see you next time.
  • 00:54:51.409 --> 00:54:53.811
  • Thank you, pastor.- Thank you, pastor.
  • 00:54:53.811 --> 00:54:55.880
  • - Bye bye.
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  • - Thank you, God bless you.
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  • (upbeat music)
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