Rock Church – The Plan – Part 5, The Investor


[MUSIC] FOR LITTLE CHILDREN TO HOLD AND HIDE GOD’S WORD IN THEIR
HEART SO THAT BEYOND THE WALLS THEY’RE ABLE TO PROCLAIM THE
MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST. AND WE JUST SEE GOD DO
INCREDIBLE THINGS THROUGH US JUST BEING THERE IN NORTH
COUNTY, AND NOT HAVING IT LAND LOCKED IN ONE AREA, BUT REALLY
WHEN WE SAY TAKING GROUND, IT’S GOING TO NEW PLACES, NEW PARTS,
THAT MAYBE NO ONE ELSE HAS BEEN INTO. LORD JESUS, WE THANK YOU FOR
THIS PLACE. WE THANK YOU FOR EAST COUNTY. YOU’RE THE ONLY HOPE, FATHER. YOU ARE OUR ONLY HOPE, AND WE
THANK YOU THAT YOU’RE HERE, IN EAST COUNTY AND WE JUST WANT TO
BE VESSELS IN THAT CAPACITY. USE US IN WE PRAY IN OUR NAME. IT’S INCREDIBLE TO HAVE
CAMPUSES TO WORSHIP ALL DAY LONG. BUT PACKAGE IT UP AND DRIVE IT
WHERE IT’S NEEDED THE MOST IS WHAT BRINGS THE LORD INCREDIBLE
JOY. WHEN PEOPLE ARE READY TO GO OUT
IN HIS NAME AND SHARE THE GOOD NEWS. LET’S RAISE UP A YOUNG
GENERATION THAT KNOW JESUS, KNOW HIS LOVE, BREAK THE CYCLE OF
POVERTY WHERE THEY START TO BRING THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL
AND BECOME CONTRIBUTORS TO THEIR COMMUNITY. PLUS PEOPLE WERE FAITHFUL AT
THE BEGINNING OF THE CAMPAIGN WE NOW ARE SEEING HIM SHOW
NEWSPAPERING WAYS WE NEVER EXPECTED. IT’S CRAZY WATCHING THE VISION
UNFOLD, TRYING TO GIVE TO SOMETHING THAT I KNOW IS GOING
TO IMPACT SO MANY PEOPLE. PEOPLE ARE TAKING OWNERSHIP. WE’RE NOT ASKING THEM TO COME TO
OUR CHURCH. YOU LIVE THERE. THIS IS YOUR COMMUNITY. HOW CAN WE COME ALONG SIDE AND
AN BLESSING AND INVITE THE SPIRIT TO DO WHAT EVER HE’S
GOING TO DO. THE NORTH COUNTY CAMPUS IS UP
THERE ON THE GROUND MEETING THE NEEDS FROM HOMELESS TO ELDERLY
TO COMMUNITY GROUPS, ALL THE THINGS THAT WE DO HERE WE WANT
TO HAVE IN NORTH COUNTY. THESE MULTI SITES ARE
IMPACTING COMMUNITIES. A HOMELESS LADY COMES TO US WITH
A LITTLE GIRL WHO IS 5 YEARS OLD. THEY’RE LIVING IN A SHELTER. THEY’RE KICKED OUT AT 5:00 A.M. SHE SHOW UP ON OUR CAMPUS FOR
FOOD. AND WE’RE ABLE TO MINISTER TO
THEM BECAUSE WE’RE THERE. WHAT WASN’T ROCK CHURCH BUT AN
ABANDONED BUILDING IS NOW A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE COMING
OFF THE STREETS AND SEEKING HELP, THAT’S WHAT THESE CAMPUSES
ARE UP TO. CURRENTLY WE HAVE 250 CHILDREN
ENROLLED WHERE YOUTH KIDS COME TOGETHER MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE WITH
FAMILY DURING THE WEEK. NOT ONLY ARE YOUTH AND CHILDREN
ARE LEARNING, BUT PARENTS COME ALONG SIDE. WHEN WE SET OUT PERVASIVE
HELP, IT HAS TO BE MORE THAN SAN DIEGO. IF GLOBAL EVANGELISM, IF GLOBAL
OUTREACH DOESN’T EXIST THEN EVERYTHING THAT GOD IS DOING
HERE HAS A LID ON IT. GIVING IS NEVER ABOUT KEEPING
THE LIGHTS ON. IT’S ABOUT NEW TERRITORY FOR
GOD’S CHURCH. WE HAVE TO SHOW UP, OBEY, AND HE
WILL DO THE REST. THIS IS THE CALLING THAT
CHRIST GAVE TO US TO GO OUT AND HEAL PEOPLE AND PRAY FOR PEOPLE,
AND TO KNOW THEIR STRUGGLE, AND ON HIS POWER FILL THE GAP. WHERE I SEE GLOBAL OUTREACH
GOING IS WHERE WE CAN MEET DESPERATE NEEDS. WHERE WE CAN RAISE UP LOCALS TO
DO THE WORK. WHERE WE CAN TRAIN AND RAISE UP
A NEW GENERATION THAT’S GOING TO BE A DIFFERENCE MAKER FOR THE
GOSPEL. ROCK CHURCH HAITI, FIRST
INTERNATIONAL MULTI SITE. IT SHOULD BE KIND OF COOL. WE’RE LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
OF LAUNCHING BOTH AT OUR NORTH COUNTY CAMPUS AND EAST COUNTY. EXCITED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL AND
MINISTRY TO BRING PERVASIVE HOPE TO OUR CHILDREN. WE WANT A SUPER KITCHEN THAT
WILL FEED A THOUSAND KIDS A DAY. WHEN YOU START FEEDING THAT MANY
KIDS YOU MAKE A DENT IN POVERTY. WE HAVE A CLEAR DIRECTION,
THE NEXT LOCATION. IT’S SOUTH OF THE 94, AND WE
BELIEVE THAT’S THE NEXT STEP. CAN YOU IMAGINE WE’LL HAVE THREE
OF THESE SITES FULL, EXPANDING AND PEOPLE COME TOGETHER LORD
AND BEING DISCIPLED. PEOPLE CAN TAKE IT AND GO AS
DEEP AS THEY WANT. IT’S JUST MATTER OF WHO IS
WILLING TO STEP UP AND RUN WITH THE BATON. EVERY SINGLE DAY 24/7 THERE
ARE PEOPLE GETTING SAVED, BEING DISCIPLED, AND GROWING ON THE
INTERNET. WE CAN REACH PEOPLE 24/7 ONLINE
SERVICES. PUT YOUR SEAT BELTS ON, ROCK
CHURCH, IT’S GOING TO BE INCREDIBLE. IT TAKES MORE THAN PEOPLE
WILLING TO GO THERE. IT TAKES RESOURCES TO MAKE THAT
KIND OF MINISTRY HAPPEN. TAKING WHAT WE’RE LEARNING
AND DOING IT IN HAITI, EXPANDING THAT, AND PUTTING IT IN THESE
PLACES, BEING A BEACON OF LIGHT IN THE DARKEST PLACES ON EARTH. THAT’S WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL
ABOUT IT. THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS BASED
ON PEOPLE. IF PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO HELP
THEN WE’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BRING IT THERE. IF WE’LL JUST PRAY, GIVE, AND
GO TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. LET’S GIVE ROCK CHURCH ALL
THAT. AMEN. IT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING WHAT
Y’ALL ARE DOING, AND WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN US TO DO, AND HOW IT
IS ACTUALLY UNFOLDING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES. WE’RE GOING TALK MORE ABOUT THAT
TODAY AND THIS WEEK. FIRST THINGS FIRST. WE WANT TO WELCOME EVERYBODY IN
NORTH COUNTY AND EAST COUNTY WATCHING ONLINE IN MICRO SITES
AROUND SAN DIEGO. GOT BLESS YOU. HOW MANY OF Y’ALL SPEAK SPANISH,
VERY GOOD. THIS THURSDAY AT CORNERSTONE
CHURCH I’M GOING TO BE SHARING MY TESTIMONY IN SPANISH, COME
AND CHECK IT OUT. AMEN, AMEN. IF YOU DON’T SPEAK SPANISH YOU
CAN COME AND NOT KNOWING WHAT EVERYBODY IS SAYING BECAUSE I
WON’T KNOW WHAT EVERYBODY IS SAYING. IT WILL BE FUN. THE CAMPUS CHURCH SOUTH OF THE
49. WE HAVE A POTENTIAL LOCATION IN
CHULA VISTA, AND WE’LL HAVE AN EVENT. WE’LL GIVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT AS
THE EVENT GETS CLOSER. WE’LL SEE HOW MUCH INTEREST WE
HAVE. IF YOU’RE FROM DOWN THERE, WE’RE
GOING INVITE YOU DOWN AND SEE HOW MUCH INTEREST YOU HAVE. THE THIRD LOCATION IS
POTENTIALLY THERE. BEFORE WE GET STARTED IF YOU CAN
TAKE OUT THIS BROCHURE THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND. WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THIS
BEFORE WE GET INTO THE MESSAGE TODAY. AND YOU CAN JUST OPEN IT UP,
LOOK UP HERE FOR JUST ONE SECOND. A YEAR AND A HALF AGO WE STARTED
A CAMPAIGN CALLED THE PERVASIVE HOPE CAMPAIGN. PERVASIVE HOPE IS THE
FULFILLMENT OF ACTS 1:8. WE SHALL RECEIVE POWER WHEN THE
HOLY SPIRIT COMES UPON US TO BE WITNESSES BASICALLY THAT MEANS
WRENCH. WE HAD A CAMPAIGN, AND I’LL SHOW
A SLIDE HERE IN A MINUTE. WE’LL PUT IT UP RIGHT NOW. OUR GOAL WAS TO RAISE
$30 MILLION FOR ALL THESE INITIATIVES THAT WE’RE GOING TO
TALK ABOUT. WE RECEIVED $20 MILLION IN
PLEDGES, AND TO DATE WE’VE RECEIVE $10 MILLION IN CASH. IT’S ONE THING TO HAVE A PLEDGE. IT’S ANOTHER THING TO HAVE A
GOAL, AND IT’S ANOTHER THING TO HAVE CASH. WE WOULD ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO
GIVE OUT OF THE $20 MILLION ALLEGED THERE IS ONLY ABOUT
5 MILLION GIVEN OF WHAT WAS PLEDGED. A LOT OF PEOPLE GAVE WHO WEREN’T
EVEN PART OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND WE THANK YOU. THAT’S WHY WE HAVE $10 MILLION. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE THE PEOPLE
WHO PLEDGE TO GIVE, AND SO WE CAN REACH OUR GOAL. ALSO WE WANT TO GIVE ANSWER
OPPORTUNITY IF YOU HAVEN’T PLEDGED TO BE PART OF THE
CAMPAIGN SO WE CAN FUND THE THINGS WE’RE GOING TO READ ABOUT
HERE IN A MINUTE. OUR GOAL WAS $30 MILLION. WE RECEIVED $10 MILLION IN
PLEDGES. WE WANT TO GET MORE PLEDGES TO
REACH THE $30 MILLION SO WE CAN ACCOMPLISH ALL THE THINGS THAT
GOD HAS GIVEN US. IF YOU CAN OPEN UP THIS BROCHURE
AND RIGHT THERE IN THE FLAP IT WILL SAY IN APRIL 2012. DOES EVERYBODY SEE THAT? IF YOU SEE THAT, SAY YES. WE’RE GOING TO READ THAT OUT
LOUD TOGETHER. ON THREE, ONE, TWO, THREE. IN APRIL 2012 ROCK CHURCH
LAUNCHED A THREE-YEAR, $30 MILLION PERVASIVE HOPE
CAMPAIGN. IT’S PURPOSE IS TO EMPOWER US,
THE CHURCH, TO REACH EVERY STREET, EVERY PERSON WITH THE
LOVE OF JESUS. FOR EVERY WAY THAT A PERSON CAN
BE LOST WE WANT TO PROVIDE A WAY FOR THEM TO BE FOUND. VERY SIMPLE. LET ME READ THE REST FOR YOU
RIGHT UNDERNEATH IT SAYS YEAR ONE OF THE CAMPAIGN THE
GENEROSITY OF THE ROCK CHURCH HAS PROVIDED, ONE, ROCK CHURCH
NORTH COUNTY WAS RELAUNCHED AND REACHING OVER A THOUSAND PEOPLE
EVERY WEEK. WHAT’S UP, NORTH COUNTY, I CAN
HEAR THEM CHEERING UP THERE. THEY ALSO LAUNCHED ROCK EAST
COUNTY. WEIGHS UP, EAST COUNTY. THEY’RE CHEERING. THEY OPENED OVER, AND AVERAGE
2700 PEOPLE AND BOTH CAMPUS HAVE FIVE SERVICES. SO IT’S 15 SERVICES THAT GO ON
RIGHT NOW. THROUGH THE FIRST YEAR AND A
HALF OF THE CAMPAIGN WE PAID DOWN OUR DEBT HERE AND WE’VE
SAVED $1 MILLION IN OUR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS. WE SHOULD HAVE NO DEBT. WE SHOULD HAVE NO MORTGAGE, I
SHOULD SAY, AND NUMEROUS OTHER OUTREACHES. LOOK AT THE BLACK FLAP. IT SAYS IN THE COMING MONTHS AND
YEARS THROUGHOUT YOUR ONGOING GENEROSITY. PERVASIVE HOPE CAMPAIGN WILL
PROVIDE A MULTI SITE DEVELOPMENT. THIS IS TAKING SUNDAY SERVICES
INTO BARS, RESTAURANT, HOMES AND SCHOOLS AND STRIP CLUBS. IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW THERE
ARE–WE’RE TAKING A SCREEN–A COUPLE OF SPEAKERS, A COUPLE OF
PEOPLE ON AND iPAD AND PHONE. WE WERE IN TWO BARS IN TWO
SERVICES AND TWO PEOPLE GOT SAVED. A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO WE WERE
12 HOURS’ FROM HAVING A SERVICE IN A STRIP CLUB. WE HAVE A MINISTRY WITH WOMEN
ONLY GO INTO THE STRIP CLUBS, AND THE BAR MANAGER AND OWNER
AGREED TO HAVE IT. I HAD NO IDEA HOW THAT WAS GOING
TO WORK OUT. AND WHATEVER. SATURDAY NIGHT THEY GOT COLD
FEET AND SHUT IT DOWN AND WE’RE STILL PURSUING THAT. LITERALLY THE GIRLS WERE GOING
TO STOP DANCING AND WATCH CHURCH. WE’RE GOING PRAY THAT THAT KICKS
OFF EVENTUALLY. SOMEONE SAID, WHAT IF–WHAT ARE
YOU ARE GOING TO SAY YOU’RE IN A STRIP CLUB. I’M GOING TO SAY, WHAT’S WRONG
WITH THAT? THAT’S GREAT. THAT’S FANTASTIC. AND THEN OF COURSE THE RUMOR
WILL BE OUT THAT I WAS THERE PHYSICALLY PREACHING. WHATEVER. 24 ONLINE CHURCH–WE KNOW THAT
WILL NEVER HAPPEN. 24 ONLINE CHURCH WHERE 24 HOURS
7 DAYS A WEEK WE’LL HAVE TAPED AND LIVE PROGRAMMING ON LIFE. THERE WILL BE SOMEBODY THERE
RESPONDING TO PEOPLE WATCHING THE SERVICES ON TV AND ONLINE,
AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES, WOMEN’S MINISTRIES, LIVE EVENTS
ONLINE THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. OPERATION JEREMIE, THE ORPHANAGE
IN HAITI, PLUS THERE IS A CHURCH WITH 700 SEATS. CAN YOU IMAGINE 700 PEOPLE
THERE. AND OPENING OUR NEXT CAMPUS,
HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE THE ONE AT THE SCHOOL. IT DEPENDS ON HOW PEOPLE SHOW
INTEREST AND HOW MUCH MONEY COMES IN TO LAUNCH THAT CAMPUS. WE FEEL THERE WILL BE A LOT OF
INTEREST. TURN OVER TO THE BACK. WE WILL RECEIVE FROM YOU, THOSE
WHO CHOOSE TO DO IT, FINANCIAL PLEDGES TOWARDS OUR PERVASIVE
HOPE CAMPAIGN. THIS IS MONEY ABOVE AND BEYOND
TITHES. TITHES KEEP OPERATIONS GOING. THESE ARE EXPANSION PROJECTS. I WANT TO PRAY ABOUT WHAT DOES
GOD WANT YOU TO DO. EVERYBODY SAY, IT’S ALL ABOUT
WHAT GOD WANTS ME TO DO. IT’S NOT ABOUT WHAT I WANT. IT’S NOT ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT,
IT’S WHAT GOD WANTS. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A PLEDGE
THROUGH 2015 I WANT TO YOU PRAY ABOUT IT THIS WEEK, AND WE’LL
COLLECT YOUR PLEDGE NEXT WEEK. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR
FINANCIAL GIFT NEXT WEEK THAT’S FINE, TOO. WE COLLECTED 10 MILLION WE WOULD
LOVE TO GET TO 30 MILLION. HALFWAY IT WILL BE 15 MILLION BY
THE END OF THIS YEAR WHICH IS THE BIG PICTURE GOAL. GOD IS GOING TO DO WHAT HE’S
GOING TO DO. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS BE
OBEDIENT. PRAY ABOUT THIS. PRAY ABOUT WHAT GOD WOULD HAVE
YOU DO, AND NEXT WEEK WE’LL RECEIVE THAT FROM YOU. AMEN, AMEN, LET’S GET YOUR
BIBLES OUT. LET’S SEE YOUR BIBLES. SAY WORD. ONE MORE TIME, POINT LOMA, EAST
COUNTY, NORTH COUNTY, ONLINE SAY WORD. TURN TO MATTHEW 25. ARE Y’ALL HAPPY TODAY? VERY GOOD. IF YOU ARE NOT–THE CHOIR IS THE
BOMB. WE NEED TWO CHOIRS SO WE CAN
HAVE IT FOR OFTEN. HOW MANY OF YOU WANT TO BE IN
THE CHOIR, RAISE YOUR HAND. WALLETS GO. LORD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR
TODAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFULNESS
AND FOR YOUR GOODNESS. CHALLENGE US IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN. EVERY SINGLE NIGHT WHEN YOU PUT
YOUR HEAD ON YOUR PILLOW SOMEBODY SAYS IN THE SPIRITUAL
WORLD, WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. EITHER GOD SAYS WELL DONE GOOD
AND FAITHFUL SERVANT OR THE DEVIL. GOD SAYS WELL DONE, GOOD AND
FAITHFUL SERVANT. IF YOU WERE FAITHFUL THAT DAY
AND YOU DID WHAT HE SAID, AND YOU’RE REPENTANT, AND YOU SAY,
LORD, I’M SORRY, AND GOD FEELS YOU ALLOWED HIM TO LEAD YOU AND
GUIDE YOU AND DIRECT YOU, INSPIRE YOU, SPEAK THROUGH YOU,
USE YOU, GOD WILL SAY WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. THE DEVIL IS GOING TO SAY WELL
DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT IF YOU WERE REALLY GOOD AT
OBEYING HIM. WELL DONE THAT I SAW YOU AT THE
ROCK CHURCH AND YOU PUT YOUR HANDS UP, I KNOW YOU DIDN’T MEAN
THAT. YOU GOT THEM FOOLED. WELL DONE IF YOU’RE AT WORK AND
YOU’RE SMILING TO SOMEONE’S FACE YET TALKING ABOUT THEM BEHIND
THEIR BACK. YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHICH ONE
IT’S GOING TO BE TODAY, TOMORROW, AND THEN THE NEXT DAY. THEN WHEN YOU DIE GOD WILL SAY,
WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT FOR YOUR LIFE. OR THE DEVIL WILL SAY WELL DONE
GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT FOR YOUR LIFE. IN THIS PARABLE WE’RE GOING TO
READ WHERE THIS PHRASE COMES DONE. WHERE GOD SAYS WELL DO GOOD AND
FAITHFUL SERVANT. PARABLES ARE STORIES THAT JESUS
TAKES FROM EVERY DAY LIFE, AND HE TEACHES A VERY SIMPLE,
SPIRITUAL LESSON FROM THE STORY. ONE VERY POWERFUL, SIMPLE LESSON
FROM THE WHOLE STORY. AND IN THIS STORY WE’RE GOING TO
READ. IT’S ABOUT TWO KINDS OF
SERVANTS, ONE KIND IS A KIND THAT IS FAITHFUL, AND THE OTHER
KIND IS NOT FAITHFUL. THEY’RE ALL GOING TO RECEIVE
TALENTS OR MONEY, AND THE MONEY REPRESENTS RESOURCES NOT
NECESSARILY ONLY CASH. AND THEY’RE GOING TO BE JUDGED
BY HOW FAITHFUL THEY MANAGED WITH WHAT GOD GAVE THEM. THE WHOLE LESSON THAT JESUS IS
TRYING TO TEACH IS WHEN YOU DIE GOD IS GOING TO REQUIRE A VERY
HIGH RETURN ON INVESTMENT IN YOUR LIFE. IF YOU’RE A BUSINESS PERSON IT’S
R.O.I. YOU KNOW THAT TERM. IT’S NOT A TERM MANMADE UP. BUSINESS COMES FROM GOD. GOD IS A BUSINESSMAN. GOD IS ALSO A POLITICIAN. HE’S A KING. HE’S ALSO A JUDGE. HE’S ALSO A SAVIOR. HE’S ALSO A FRIEND. WE CAN GO ON AND ON UNTIL THE
BREAK OF DAWN, HE HAS 2,000 NAMES. BUT ONE OF THEM IS HE’S A
BUSINESSMAN, AND HE HAS INVESTED IN YOUR LIFE. WHEN YOU DIE HE’S GOING TO
REQUIRE SOMETHING FROM YOU. HE’S GOING TO REQUIRE 100%
RETURN. NOW YOU MAY SAY, HOW ARE YOU
GOING TO GET 100% RETURN? LET GOD BE YOUR INVESTOR. IF YOU’RE GOING TO TRY TO DO IT
YOURSELF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET 100% RETURN. HE DOESN’T WANT YOU TO DO IT BY
YOURSELF. YOU’RE NOT REQUIRED TO DO IT BY
YOURSELF. HE WANTS YOU TO TRUST HIM. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT TALENTS,
WE’RE NOT ONLY TALKING ABOUT CASH, DINERO, BUT YOUR LIFE. ALL THE VALUABLES OF WHAT MAKES
YOU UP, YOUR GIFTS, YOUR PASSIONS, YOUR DREAMS, ALL OF
THAT IS YOUR TALENT. THE OPPORTUNITY YOU HAVE TO KNOW
GOD PERSONALLY. YOUR HEART, ALL OF YOUR TALENT. LET’S READ CHAPTER 25, VERSE 14. MATTHEW 25:14. THE KING OF HEAVEN IS LIKE A MAN
WHO TRAVELED TO A FAR COUNTRY AND CALLED HIS OWN SERVANTS AND
DELIVERED HIS GOODS TO THEM. TO ONE HE GAVE FIVE AND TO
ANOTHER TWO, AND TO ANOTHER HE GAVE ONE. EVERY SAY HIS OWN ABILITY. GOD IS NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU
WHAT HE GAVE THAT PERSON. HE’S NOT GOING TO GIVE WHAT HE
GAVE THAT PERSON. NO ONE IS GOING TO HAVE THE SAME
EXACT ABILITY AND TALENT. JUST APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE
AND APPROPRIATE THAT GOD GAVE YOU WHAT HE THINKS YOU CAN
HANDLE TODAY. IF YOU WANT MORE, BE FAITHFUL
WITH WHAT YOU GOT. HONEY, WHAT IS MORE, MORE. VERSE 16. HE THAT RECEIVED FIVE TALENTS
WENT AND TRADED THEM AND MADE ANOTHER FIVE. 100% RETURN OR HE DOUBLED HIS
MONEY. LIKEWISE, HE THAT RECEIVE TWO
GAINED TWO MORE ALSO. AND THE ONE WHO RECEIVED ONE DUG
IT IN THE GROUND AND AFTER A LONG TIME THE LORD OF THOSE
SERVANTS CAME TO SETTLE ACCOUNTS. GOD IS GOING TO SETTLE HIS
ACCOUNT WITH YOU. GOD IS GOING TO SETTLE HIS
ACCOUNT WITH YOU. HE THAT RECEIVED THE FIVE
BROUGHT ANOTHER FIVE SAYING LORD, YOU DELIVERED TO ME FIVE. LOOK, I MADE ANOTHER FIVE AND
LORD SAID, WELL DONE. GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. YOU ARE FAITHFUL OVER A FEW, I
WILL MAKE YOU RULER OVER MANY. ENTER INTO THE JOY OF THE LORD. YOU WILL NEVER EXPERIENCE THE
JOY OF THE LORD UNLESS YOU WALK BY FAITH AND OBEDIENCE TO THE
LORD. NOW YOU CAN HAVE THE JOY OF
NORDSTROM. YOU CAN HAVE THE JOY OF
RELATIONSHIPS, AND YOU CAN HAVE THE JOY OF MONEY, BUT YOU’RE NOT
GOING TO HAVE THE JOY OF THE LORD, WHICH IS SUPERIOR TO ALL
THE OTHER JOY. BECAUSE MAN CAN’T TOUCH IT. OKAY. BUT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE
JOY OF THE LORD WITHOUT WALKING BY FAITH. IT SAYS IN HEBREW 6 THAT IT’S
IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD WITHOUT FAITH. VERSE 22, HE WHO RECEIVED TWO
TALENT, HE SAID LOOK, I GAINED TWO MORE ASIDE THEM. HE SAID WELL DONE GOOD AND
FAITHFUL SERVANT. YOU WERE FAITHFUL OVER A FEW, I
WILL MAKE YOU FAITHFUL OF MANY. THE THIRD CAME, I WAS AFRAID AND
I HID YOUR TALENT IN THE GROUND. LOOK THERE AS WHAT YOU HAVE IS
YOURS. HIS LORD SAID YOU WICKED AND
LAZY SERVANT. EVERY SAY WICKED, SAY LAZY. YOU KNEW I HAVE REAPED WHERE I
HAVE NOT SOWN. YOU KNEW I EXPECTED A HARVEST
FROM YOUR LIFE SO YOU OUGHT TO HAVE THE POSITIVE WITH MY MONEY
AND AT MY COMING I WOULD HAVE RECEIVED BACK AT LEAST 2%-3%
INTEREST. THEREFORE TAKE THE TALENT FROM
HIM AND GIVE IT TO HIM WHO HAS TEN TALENTS FOR TO EVERYONE WHO
HAS MORE WILL BE GIVEN, AND WILL HAVE AN ABUNDANCE. BUT FOR HIM THAT DOES NOT HAVE
THE FAITH TO INVEST WHAT I HAVE GIVEN, EVEN WHAT HE HAS WILL BE
TAKEN AND HE’LL BE CAST OUT TO OUTER DARKNESS WHERE THERE WILL
BE WEEPING AND GNASHING OF TEETH. THE AMOUNT OF TALENTS HE GAVE
THEM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW MUCH HE VALLEYS THE SERVANTS. IT HAS TO DO WITH THEIR ABILITY
TO MANAGE. GOD HAS GIVEN EVERY SIMILAR ONE
OF YOU TALENTS. HE HAS GIVEN A PERSONALITY. WHETHER YOU THINK YOU HAVE A BIG
PERSONALITY OR NOT YOU HAVE A PERSONALITY. IT MAY BE MUY POQUITO. IT MAY AN BLAH PERSONALITY, BUT
YOU STILL HAVE ONE. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU WATCH GULF,
BUT THERE IS A GUY NAMED JASON DUFFNER. HE SMILES LIKE THIS ALL THE
TIME. WHEN HE SMILES THEY MAKE A BIG
DEAL ABOUT IT. IT’S NOT THAT HE HAS NO
PERSONALITY. HE HAS A CHILL PERSONALITY. GOD GAVE YOU THE ABILITY WITH
MATH, THE ABILITY TO READ, THE ABILITY TO LISTEN TO PEOPLE’S
PROBLEMS, MONEY RESOURCES, CONNECTIONS, EXPERIENCE,
KNOWLEDGE, HE HAS GIVEN YOU OPPORTUNITY TO KNOW HIM ON A
PERSONAL LEVEL. HE’S GIVEN ALL THAT TO YOU, AND
HE SAYS, I WANT TO YOU INVEST THAT IN MY KINGDOM. I DIDN’T GIVE IT TO YOU FOR YOU. I DIDN’T GIVE IT TO GET THE
HONEYS CHASING. I DIDN’T GIVE IT TO YOU TO BE A
PLAYER. I GAVE IT TO YOU FOR ME. I’M GOING TO COME BACK AND HOLD
YOU ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT YOU DID WITH IT AND GUESS WHAT I’M GOING
TO EXPECT, 100% RETURN. WHERE CAN I GET 100%? GOD. HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO
GET 100% RETURN? JUST FOR Y’ALL WHO ARE
MATHEMATICALLY CHALLENGED, THAT MEANS YOU WANT TO DOUBLE WHAT
YOU HAVE. 100%. CARRY THE THREE, WHAT DOES THAT
MEAN? IT MEANS WHATEVER YOU HAVE, YOU
WANT IT DOUBLED. GOD SAYS I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU
THESE TALENTS FOR MY PURPOSE. I WANT YOU TO INVEST IT IN MY
KINGDOM. DOES THAT MEAN THE ROCK CHURCH
ONLY? ABSOLUTELY NOT. IT MEANS, GOD, WHAT DO YOU WANT
ME TO DO WITH MY LIFE. SHOW ME WHAT MY TALENTS ARE. WHEN I WAS PLAYING WITH THE
CHARGERS THEY WOULD SAY BEFORE I GOT SAVED, THEY WOULD SAY, WE
WANT YOU TO GO OUT AND TALK TO THIS JUNIOR HIGH, THIS
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, I SAID, LOOK, I TAKE PICTURE. I SIGN AUTOGRAPH. I DON’T TALK. I’M NOT A PUBLIC SPEAKER. THAT’S NOT WHAT I DO. WHEN I GOT SAVED GOD SAID, YOU
HAD NO IDEA THAT ALL YOUR LIFE THAT THERE WAS TRUE VALUE TO
YOUR BIG MOUTH. THERE WAS ETERNAL VALUE. I HAD PLAN FOR THAT. SINCE YOU WERE LITTLE, TALK,
TALK, TALK, TALK, I HAD PURPOSE FOR THAT. DO YOU KNOW THAT GOD HAS ETERNAL
PURPOSE FOR YOU? AND THE DEVIL WILL CONSTANTLY
TELL YOU YOU ARE GARBAGE, THAT YOU’RE NO GOOD. YOU’RE A WASTE OF PRODUCT. THAT YOU WERE A MISTAKE. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING. THE REASON WHY YOU’RE INCREDIBLY
MARVELOUS. EVERYONE SAY I AM MARVELOUS. YOU ARE NOT MARVELOUS BECAUSE OF
YOUR HAIR. YOU’RE NOT MARVELOUS BECAUSE OF
YOUR AFRO SHEEN OR YOUR NEW TEETH, I DON’T THINK THEY MAKE
AFRO SHEEN. THAT’S GOING WAY BACK. YOU’RE NOT MARVELOUS BECAUSE OF
ALL THAT. YOU’RE MARVELOUS BECAUSE GOD
SAID TO. THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS. GOD DOESN’T MAKE JUNK. HE SAYS, I’VE GIVEN YOU TALENT,
AND I’VE GIVEN YOU THE ABILITY TO MANAGE THAT TALENT, AND
STEWARD THAT TALENT. I’VE GIVEN YOU THE OPPORTUNITIES
TO INVEST THAT TALENT, AND I WANT YOU TO INVEST IT IN MY
KINGDOM. I WANT YOU TO LET ME HAVE YOUR
LIFE. I WANT YOU TO LET ME GUIDE AND
DIRECT YOU SO I CAN TELL YOU WHAT TO DO, HOW TO LIVE, WHO TO
LIVE WITH, WHAT TO SAY, WHEN TO SAY IT, HOW TO SAY IT, AND LET
HEY INVEST YOUR LIFE AND YOUR LIFE WILL BECOME A BLESSING TO
OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES. LOOK WHAT IT SAYS. LOOK WHAT IT SAYS IN VERSE 16,
IT SAYS, HE WHO RECEIVED THE FIVE TALENTS TRADED AND MADE
ANOTHER FIVE. HE WHO RECEIVED THE TWO TALENTS,
AND VERSE 18, THE HE HAD ONE TALENT, HE HID IT IN THE GROUND. THAT MAKES HIM A LAZY SERVANT. ARE YOU INVESTING YOUR TALENTS
IN GOD’S HANDS? ARE YOU SAYING, WHATEVER YOU
HAVE GIVEN ME, WHATEVER YOU MADE ME, MY BRAIN, MY HEART, MY BODY,
IT ALL BELONGS TO YOU. I WANT YOU TO USE IT HOWEVER YOU
SEE FIT SO YOU CAN INCREASE THE RATE OF RETURN BACK TO YOU
THROUGH MY LIFE. OR ARE YOU A WICKED, LAZY
SERVANT THAT SAYS THIS, THIS IS ALL ABOUT ME. AND I’M GOING TO KEEP EVERYTHING
ABOUT ME LIFE TO MYSELF, AND I’M GOING TO LIVE TO PLEASE MYSELF. I’M GOING TO USE MY TIME, MY
TALENTS MYSELF, MY RESOURCES FOR MYSELF, MY FRIEND FOR MYSELF,
I’M GOING TO DO WHAT I WANT TO DO, AND I’M GOING TO USE TAKE
GOD’S TALENT, BURY IT IN THE GROUND AND I’M ONLY GOING TO USE
IT FOR MYSELF. I WON’T SURRENDER IT TO HIM. GOD CALLS THAT LAZY–YOU MAY GET
YOUR LITTLE MERCEDES, YOUR LITTLE GIRLFRIENDS, YOUR LITTLE
BOYFRIEND, MULTIPLE GIRLFRIENDS, MULTIPLE BOYFRIENDS. YOU MAY HAVE YOUR PARTY, YOUR
WEALTH, BUT YOU WON’T STAND BEFORE THE LORD. THE LORD WILL SAY, NOW I SAW YOU
AT ROCK CHURCH NOVEMBER 2013. IN FACT, I SAW YOU GO ON AND OFF
FOR FIVE YEARS, AND YOU DID NOTHING. I DON’T GET THAT. BECAUSE I KNOW THE PASTOR. I MADE HIM. I GAVE HIM THAT BIG MOUTH. I RAISED HIM IN NEW YORK FOR A
REASON. I KNOW WHAT I SAID TO YOU. I WANT TO KNOW WHY DID YOU TAKE
ALL THAT AND BURY IT IN THE GROUND? HAVE YOU EVER GONE TO WORK OR
SEEN SOMEONE HERE AND THEY SEE YOU AN AT CHURCH OR THEY HEAR
THAT YOU’RE A CHRISTIAN, AND THEY SAY TO YOU, YOU’RE
CHRISTIAN? YOU WERE HIDING IT IN THE
GROUND. YOU MEAN, YOU’RE AN ENCOURAGER? YOU’RE HIDING IT IN THE GROUND
BECAUSE ALL YOU DO IS GOSSIP. YOU MEAN YOU’RE A GIVER, YOU
WERE HIDING IT IN THE GROUND BECAUSE YOU DON’T GIVE. YOU’RE TEACHER? YOU’RE HIDING IT IN THE GROUND
BECAUSE YOU DON’T TEACH. YOU SAY LORD, I GAVE EVERYTHING
THAT YOU GAVE ME, AND I PUT IT IN THE GROUND. HERE IT IS. GOD WILL SAY I DIDN’T GIVE IT TO
YOU TO GIVE IT BACK TO ME. I WOULDN’T HAVE GIVEN IT TO YOU
IN THE FIRST PLACE. I GAVE IT TO YOU TO BE ONE
LITTLE SEED AND I EXPECTED TO SEE A WHOLE ORCHARD OF FRUIT IN
YOUR LIFE. I CREATED YOU WITH A SPIRITUAL
SEED, AND WHEN YOU INVEST YOUR LIFE INTO MY KINGDOM I EXPECT TO
SEE BIG RETURN. PEOPLE ASK ME, YOU GOT ALL THOSE
PEOPLE RAT YOUR CHURCH. WHY DO YOU TRY TO GET MORE,
MORE, MORE, MORE. I’LL TELL YOU WHY, BECAUSE IT
WOULD BE SATANICALLY SELFISH. SATANICALLY SELFISH TO SAY, OH,
WE’RE GOOD. WE’RE GOOD. WE’RE NOT GOING TO TRY TO HELP
ANYBODY ELSE. WE HELPED ENOUGH PEOPLE. WE GOT ENOUGH PEOPLE. WE’RE GOING TO CRUISE. THAT WOULD BE SATANICALLY. WHY DO I SAY SATANICALLY
SELFISH? BECAUSE WHEN JESUS WAS GOING TO
DIE, HE TOLD HIS DISCIPLES THAT I’M GOING TO BE ARRESTED, BEATEN
AND CRUCIFIED. PETER SAID NO, LORD, MAY IT NOT
BE SO. JESUS SAID, GET BEHIND ME SATAN
FOR YOU DO NOT HAVE IN MIND THE THINGS OF GOD BUT THE THINGS OF
MAN. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU’RE THINKING
LIKE A PERSON OF THE WORLD AND NOT A PERSON OF GOD. JESUS SAYS, I HAVE TO SUFFER. IT’S PART OF MY PLAN THAT MANY
PEOPLE WOULD BE SAVED. GOD FORBID FOR US TO KICKBACK
AND SAY WE’VE GOT HOURS, FORGET EVERYBODY ELSE. GOD SAYS TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN
MUCH IS REQUIRED. WHAT HAS GOD GIVEN YOU. YOU CAN STAND BEFORE THE LORD
AND SAY, I LIVED ON THE EDGE FOR YOU OR YOU BURIED IT IN THE
GROUND. I GAVE IT ALL FOR PUP LOOK AT
WHAT IT SAYS IN VERSE 27, HE SAYS, YOU OUGHT TO HAVE THE
DEPOSITED MY MONEY WITH THE BANKERS. AT MY COMING I WOULD HAVE
RECEIVED MY OWN WITH INTEREST. THEREFORE, TAKE THE TALENT FROM
HIM AND GIVE IT TO HIM WHO HAS TEN. WHEN HE SAID WITH THE BANKERS,
HE WAS SAYING YOU COULD HAVE DONE THE MINIMUM, AND JUST PUT
IT IN THE BANK. WOULDN’T IT BE DUMB TO GET A
PAYCHECK AND PUT IT IN YOUR MATTRESS? I’M NOT GOING TO ASK TO YOU
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU DO THAT BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE IS GOING
TO DO THAT BECAUSE YOU THINK THE BANK IS GOING TO CRASH, AND
YOU’RE STILL THINKING Y 2 K IS STILL GOING TO HAPPEN. THE COMPUTERS ARE GOING TO CASH. I’M NOT HATING ON YOU BECAUSE
IT’S GOOD TO HAVE CASH IN YOUR HOUSE. BUT IT WOULD NOT BE WISE TO PUT
ALL THAT MONEY IN YOUR MATTRESS. AT LEAST PUT IT IN THE BANK AND
YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN AT LEAST A FREE DINNER CARD. YOU MIGHT NOT GET ANY INTEREST,
BUT YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A FREE DINNER CARD. AT LEAST YOU COULD HAVE GONE TO
A COMMUNITY GROUP. AT LEAST YOU COULD BRING A BIBLE
TO CHURCH. DON’T RAISE YOUR HAND. LOOK AT THE PERSON AND SAY,
DON’T RAISE YOUR HAND. DID I GIVE YOU FULL WARNING? YES OR NO. HOW MANY OF YOU DON’T EVEN BRING
A BIBLE TO CHURCH? DON’T RAISE YOUR HAND. I MEAN, YOU CAN IF YOU WANT, BUT
I’M JUST TRYING NOT TO CALL YOU OUT. OH YAY, I DON’T NEED A BIBLE. I DON’T NEED TO READ THE WORD OF
GOD. I’LL JUST GET IT. I DON’T NEED TO GO TO SMALL
GROUP. THIS IS ENOUGH FOR ME. I DON’T NEED TO PRAY ON MY OWN. I DON’T NEED TO FAST. I DON’T NEED TO GIVE. I DON’T NEED TO SERVE. I’M GOOD. REALLY? JESUS SAYS YOU’RE NOT. BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE THINGS HE
TOLD US, COMMANDS US TO DO IN ORDER TO GROW TO BE WHAT HE
WANTS US TO DO. HE SAYS, THE AT LEAST YOU COULD
DO IS WITH THE BANKERS, BUT WHAT I REALLY WANT YOU TO DO IS I
WANT TO YOU INVEST, AND INVEST, INVESTING REQUIRES FAITH. 100% RETURN REQUIRES FAITH. AND ALL YOU KNOW WHO INVEST YOUR
MONEY, WHO STARTED BUSINESS, WHO STARTED A CAREER, YOU HAVE TO
TAKE A STEP OF FAITH OR IN THE WORLD, A RISK. GOD SAYS, I WANT YOUR HEART. I WANT YOU TO GIVE IT ALL TO ME. I WANT YOU TO TRUST ME. I DON’T KNOW, GOD–YEP, THAT’S
WHAT GOD WANTS. HE WANTS MORE THAN YOUR THINGS. HE WANT YOUR HEART. IF HE CAN GET YOUR HEART,
EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FOLLOW. GOD HAS CALLED US AND GIVEN US
THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A SERIOUS IMPACT FOR THE KINGDOM
OF GOD IN SAN DIEGO AND AROUND THE WORLD. PRIMARILY, PRIMARILY RIGHT HERE. HE’S GIVING US AN OPPORTUNITY IN
HAITI TO IMPACT COUNTLESS KIDS. THAT FULL KITCHEN THAT WE’RE
GOING TO GET SERVES ONE THOUSAND MEALS A DAY. A LOT OF THOSE KIDS DON’T EAT AT
ALL. WE COULD FEED A WHOLE COMMUNITY
A THOUSAND MEALS A DAY. THAT THING WILL MAKE. NOT ONLY WHEN WE GET THE
KITCHEN, WE HAVE A NON-PROFIT WHO WILL DONATE THE FOOD. [APPLAUSE] AMEN, SO GOD IS SAYING YOU CAN GET THIS SCHOOL AND THIS
ORPHANAGE AND THIS CHURCH, AND WE’RE GOING TO GIVE YOU THE
FOOD. ARE PEOPLE COMING TO GET FOOD? YOU THINK? THEN WE’LL GIVE THEM SPIRITUAL
FOOD. WE’LL TAKE A LITTLE STEP OF
FAITH. WE’LL PUT A LITTLE MONEY OUT. WE’VE GOT THIS CHURCH WHERE WE
HAVE TO PUT MONEY OUT. HOW DID WE GET NORTH COUNTY? WE TOOK A STEP OF FAITH. HOW DID WE GET EAST COUNTY? WE TOOK A STEP OF FAITH. HOW DID WE GET THIS BUILDING? WE TOOK A STEP OF FAITH. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE A STEP? BECAUSE GOD SAID TO DO THAT. WE CAN HAVE BILLIONS OF
DOLLARS’S WORTH OF CHURCHES, BUT IT’S IN Y’ALL POCKETS. THERE ARE DOCTORS IN THIS
CHURCH, LAWYERS, COUNSELORS, TEACHERS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK
AND WHO NEED COUNSEL IN THIS CHURCH. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE
HOMELESS, AND THERE ARE WARM CLOTHES IN YOUR CLOSETS YOU
HAVEN’T WORN IN YEARS. HERE’S MY CHALLENGE TO YOU. I WANT YOU TO GO HOME, TAKE THAT
BROCHURE AND PRAY, LORD, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO? LET ME BE CRYSTAL CLEAR. DON’T EVER DO ANYTHING HERE
BECAUSE I ASKED YOU. I DON’T WANT ANYBODY COMING AND
SAYING YOU ASKED ME TO DO IT. DON’T DO IT FOR ME. YOU DO IT FOR GOD. BECAUSE I’M NOT DOING IT FOR
YOU. I’M DOING IT FOR GOD. NOW, IF WE ALL DO IT FOR GOD
WE’RE GOOD. ONCE WE START DOING IT FOR EACH
OTHER NOW YOU OWE ME. I OWE YOU, NO, THE ONLY THING I
OWE YOU IS TO LOVE YOU. THE ONLY THING YOU OWE ME IS TO
LOVE ME. WHAT IS THAT? HELP ME OBEY GOD. WE OWE GOD TO OBEY HIM. WE WANT TO SAY, LORD, I DON’T
WANT TO BURY MY TALENT IN THE GROUND. SOME OF YOU HAVE PROPERTY, WE
CAN PUT A CHURCH ON IT. SOME OF YOU HAVE A BUILDING, WE
CAN PUT A CHURCH IN IT RIGHT NOW. DO YOU KNOW WHO THE MASTER OF
CREATIVITY IS? GOD. HE CREATED THE WORLD. HE’S GOT SKILLS. HE CREATED YOU. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A PERSON WHO
LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE YOU? THE ANSWER WOULD BE NO. I WAS AT MY EYE DOCTOR–WHEN I
GO TO THE DOCTORS I LEARN WHAT THEY’RE DOING TO ME. IF THEY LOOK IN MY NOSE, I WANT
TO LOOK IN THEIR NOSE. IF THEY LOOK IN MY EYE I WANT TO
LOOK IN THEIR EYE. I’M PAYING YOU, YOU’RE NOT
PAYING ME. MY DOCTORS, COOL, THEY’RE
LOOKING IN MY EYE, AND I’M FOR REALS. DO YOU KNOW THAT BOTH YOUR EYES
ARE DIFFERENT, THEY HAVE DIFFERENT VEIN PATTERN, AND THEY
HAVE DIFFERENT–INDIVIDUALLY IDENTIFIABLE. THEY’RE NOT THE SAME. NOT ONLY ARE THEY NOT THE SAME
FROM MY EYES. THEY’RE NOT THE SAME FROM EACH
OTHER. GOD IS UNBELIEVABLY CREATIVE. ASK GOD TO SHOW YOU. LORD, WHERE DO YOU WANT ME TO
VOLUNTEER? WHAT MINISTRY DO YOU WANT ME TO
SERVE IN? HOW DO YOU WANT ME TO SERVE? ALREADY, WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO
COMMIT TO THE PERVASIVE HOPE CAMPAIGN? WHATEVER YOU TELL ME I’LL OBEY
BY FAITH. DON’T FIGURE IT OUT. RECEIVE FROM GOD. MY CHALLENGE IS, LORD, YOU GIVE
ME DIRECTION. I’LL TELL YOU THIS ONE LAST
THING AND THEN WE’LL PRAY FOR ALL THE CAMPUSES AND YOU’LL BE
DISMISSED. I WAS DRIVING FROM A MEETING IN
EL CAJON WITH A BUNCH OF POLITICIANS AND CHURCHES,
COMMUNITY LEADERS, I SHOULD SAY, AND PASTORS ABOUT REACHING
EVERYBODY IN EL CAJON. AND THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE ON
JANUARY 1ST A PRAYER MEETING ON MOUNT HELIX TO PRAY FOR ALL OF
EAST COUNTY. I WAS DRIVING FROM THAT MEETING,
AND I SEE THIS GUY WALKING DOWN THE STREET. NOW, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND I
WOULD CHALLENGE YOU WHEN YOU DRIVE HOME WHEN YOU’RE AT WORK,
ASK GOD TO OPEN YOUR EYES THAT HE MAY SHOW YOU WHAT HE SEES. AND I LOOK FOR PEOPLE. I LOOK AT PEOPLE. THIS GUY WAS WALKING DOWN THE
STREET. HE LOOKED HOMELESS, KIND OF. HE JUST LOOKED LIKE HE WAS JUST
HOMELESS. HE WAS TORMENTED. I MEAN, LIKE SOMEONE JUST DID
SOMETHING TO HIM LIKE FIVE MINUTES AGO. HE WAS MAD, HE WAS TORMENTED. I WAS, LIKE, JUST–I CAUGHT HIM. HE’S GOING TO DO SOMETHING RIGHT
NOW. HE’S GETTING READY TO EXPLODE. HE WALKED ACROSS THE CAR, I
TURNED AND LOOKED BACK. HE PICKED UP A ROCK AND THREW IT
AGAINST THE SIGN. HE SAID, I HAVE TO HIT
SOMETHING, I HAVE TO HURT SOMETHING RIGHT NOW. MY HEART BROKE FOR THAT GUY. I DON’T KNOW IF HE–IF HIS MOM
JUST DIED, I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS SPIRITUAL OPPRESSION OR
TORMENT, BUT HE WAS TORMENTED. GOD HAS SENT US TO HELP PEOPLE. DON’T LIVE FOR YOU. YOU WILL NEVER BE SATISFIED. SAY GOD, I’M HERE FOR YOU. THAT’S THE REASON WHY YOU’RE
HERE ON EARTH, FOR GOD. SHOW ME WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO. AM I TRYING TO GET AS MUCH MONEY
AS POSSIBLE? I’M TRYING TO GET AS MUCH OF
YOUR WHOLE LIFE AS POSSIBLE FOR GOD. HE WANTS ALL OF YOU. OF COURSE, NOT TO EMPTY YOUR
BANK ACCOUNT, BUT LORD, WHATEVER YOU WANT. IMAGINE WE SAID JUST THAT. GO TO YOUR HOUSE AND LOOK IN THE
CLOSET AND ALL 9 CLOTHES THAT YOU WORE TWICE OR ONCE AND IT
SITS THERE, AND YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE. THAT’S CALLED FILTHY RICH. GET RID OF IT. WE GOT A THRIFT STORE. GET RID OF IT. CLEAN OUT. SAY LORD, YOU DON’T NEED 50
SHOES. YOU DON’T. YOU JUST DON’T. I WAS TALKING TO–I WAS TALKING
TO THESE WOMEN ABOUT THE PURSE, THE PURSE, THE PURSE IT’S FOR
LIFE. IT’S THE PURSE–IT’S
CALLED–IT’S NOT COACH. LOUIS VUITTON. OH, YEAH, JUST BUY ONE LOUIS
VUITTON. THEN YOU SHOULD JUST HAVE ONE
FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. OH, NO, I NEED TO HAVE OTHER
PURSES. YOU DON’T HAVE TO. I’M NOT SAYING YOU DON’T, BUT
YOU DON’T NEED IT. LORD, WHAT DO YOU WANT? IF GOD WANTS YOU TO HAVE FIVE
LOUIS VUITTONS, GREAT, BUT MAKE SURE GOD TOLD YOU THAT. FELLAS, CAN I GET AMEN? WELL, YOU GOT SWEAT SUITS AND
YOUR TOYS, TOO. HEY, GOD, YOU WANT ME TO HAVE
THESE TOYS? OF COURSE, I’M NOT A TOY GUY,
BUT DO YOU WANT ME TO HAVE IT? WE’RE GOING PRAY FOR OUR
OFFERING BECAUSE WE GOT TO GET OUT OF HERE. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO OH HOME,
BUT YOU HAVE TO GET UP OUT OF HERE. LET’S PRAY NOW AND ALL THE
CAMPUSES, LORD JESUS, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE CALLING YOU
PUT ON OUR CHURCH. WE THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY
TO BLESS OUR CITY. LORD, I PRAY PEOPLE WOULD LET
GO. I PRAY PEOPLE WOULD LET GO. I PRAY WE’RE STARTING OUT WITH
THE OFFERING. I PRAY THAT WE SIGN UP FOR A
MINISTRY. I PRAY THAT WE CLEAN OUT THAT
CLOSET. I PRAY THAT WE LET GO. AND MAKE ROOM FOR YOU TO FLOW IN
THEIR LIFE. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE HOLDING
ON TO TIES THAT DOESN’T BELONG TO THEM. IT’S GOD’S MONEY AND THEY’RE
ROBBING HIM. PRAY THAT THEY LET IT GO. THERE ARE PEOPLE IT WITH CLOTHES
IN THEIR CLOSET, AND IT’S NOT BENEFITING THEM THERE ARE PEOPLE
THAT IT COULD HELP. THERE IS A WOMAN WHO HAS THREE
KIDS AND WHO IS LIVING IN A CAR AND SHE’S COMING TO CHURCH. LORD, WE HAVE TO FIND HER AND
HELP HER. MAY WE PUT OUR HEART IN THE
OFFERING, THANK YOU, GOD. THANK YOU. I PRAY FOR POINT LOMA, EAST
COUNTY, NORTH COUNTY, GOD BLESS YOU. THE OFFERING BOX IS AT THE
EXITS, GOD BLESS YOU. SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

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