10-6-13 Rhema Praise “The Backpack of Life”


♪ (MUSIC)>THERE IS HOPE,
THERE IS HELP, THERE ♪ ♪ IS HEALING YEAH, YEAH
COME FOR HEALING ♪ KEN>HELLO AND WELCOME TO RHEMA
PRAISE. YOU KNOW, HON, TODAY WE’VE GOT A VERY SPECIAL
PROGRAM. AT THE CHURCH WE HAD “BACK TO SCHOOL SUNDAY” OH A FEW
WEEKS BACK, WHAT AT THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER SOMEWHERE, ANYWAY.
AND WE HAD EVERYBODY COME INTO THE AUDITORIUM, I MEAN.ALL THE
KIDS, ALL THE YOUTH.THE KIDS. ANYBODY THAT WAS
KINDERGARTEN UP WAS IN THERE. IT WAS A TREMENDOUS TIME,
AND I TRIED SOMETHING NEW AND I LIKE IT SO I’VE BEEN DOING IT
EVER SINCE. I SIT A TABLE AND I JUST TALK TO THE PEOPLE. AND I HAD A SERMON CALLED, “THE
BACK PACK OF LIFE”.YES, AND YOU
HAD A BIG BACK PACK.I HAD A BIG BACK PACK
BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK YOU SEE ALL THESE KIDS GOING DOWN
THE STREET. THEY’VE GOT THE BACK PACK NOW. THEY DON’T WEAR THEM. LYNETTE>LIKE WE DID.LIKE I DID, BUT THEY
SWING THEM OVER ONE SHOULDER.WE HAD WHAT WE
CALL A SATCHEL (LAUGHS)YEAH, WELL WE HAD
SATCHELS, WHATEVER.THAT’S TOO
FAR BACK ISN’T IT?THAT’S TOO FAR BACK, YEAH,
YEAH, TOO FAR BACK. AND SO, AND I TALK ABOUT. AND I HAD THAT
THING LOADED DOWN WITH BIG OLD HEAVY, HEAVY BOOKS. AND I TALKED
ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO TAKE OUT OF OUR BACK PACKS AND LAY IT
ASIDE. THEN I TALKED ABOUT HOW WE LOAD IT UP WITH THE THINGS
THAT WE NEED TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. AND TO HAVE LIFE
AND TO HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY. NOW, LET’S GO RIGHT NOW WHERE I’M TALKING ABOUT “THE
BACK PACK OF LIFE”. I’M GOING TO READ A SCRIPTURE,
BUT I DON’T. I’M REALLY JUST LOOKING AT THE LAST PART OF THE
SCRIPTURE, BUT I’LL READ THE WHOLE SCRIPTURE. IT SAYS
(HEBREWS 12:1): (NOW THIS IS THE PART I WANT
YOU TO PAY ATTENTION TO) PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO “STRIPPING OFF THE
WEIGHT THAT SLOWS YOU DOWN”. NOW, THERE’S A LOT OF
THINGS IN LIFE THAT KEEP US FROM FULFILLING OUR PURPOSE. YOU
KNOW, IT COULD BE FEAR, WORRY, DISCOURAGEMENT. AND ALL OF US,
NO MATTER WHAT OUR AGE IS, WE DEAL WITH THESE THINGS. AND SO,
THIS TIME OF YEAR GIVES ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO
ALL OF OUR YOUTH AND CHILDREN. AND I WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF
YOU ADULTS TO NOT CHECK OUT ON ME THIS MORNING BECAUSE
MANY TIMES ADULTS DEAL WITH A LOT OF THE THINGS I’M GOING TO
TALK ABOUT TODAY. IT DOESN’T MATTER OUR AGE; WE ALL DEAL WITH SOME OF THE SAME PROBLEMS.
THEY MAY BE SMALLER, BUT THEY’RE STILL THE SAME TYPE
OF PROBLEM. AND AS WE GROW OLDER THEY SOMETIMES BECOME LARGER
AND LARGER. YOU KNOW, AS I TOLD ONE OF THEM AWHILE AGO I WAS
GOING TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCE ABOUT SCHOOL. I WENT TO MANY
DIFFERENT SCHOOLS BECAUSE DAD LEFT THE CHURCH IN VAN, TEXAS
WHERE I STARTED SCHOOL. IN TEXAS, YOU HAD TO BE SIX ON THE FIRST DAY OF SEPTEMBER
BEFORE IN ORDER TO START SCHOOL. MY BIRTHDAY WAS. THEY
DIDN’T HAVE KINDERGARTEN BACK THEN, AND MY BIRTHDAY WAS ON THE
THIRD DAY OF SEPTEMBER, SO I ENDED UP WAITING A WHOLE YEAR
TO GO TO SCHOOL. SO I’M ALWAYS. THAT PUT ME A YEAR BEHIND. I
MEAN, MOST EVERYBODY THAT WAS MY AGE WAS A YEAR IN FRONT OF ME.
AND MOST OF THE TIME THROUGH SCHOOL I RAN WITH THE KIDS THAT
WERE ONE GRADE AHEAD OF ME BECAUSE THEY WERE MY AGE.
BUT I STARTED THE SCHOOL IN VAN, TEXAS. AND I WENT THERE FOR
MY FIRST, SECOND, AND HALF OF MY THIRD GRADE YEAR. THEN WE MOVED TO GLADEWATER AND I
FINISHED MY THIRD YEAR IN GLADEWATER. THEN WE MOVED TO
GARLAND AND I WAS THERE UNTIL MY SOPHOMORE YEAR OR THROUGH MY
FRESHMEN YEAR OF HIGHSCHOOL. AND THEN DAD, HE’S TRAVELING,
AND SO HE SAID WE WERE GOING TO TRAVEL WITH HIM. AND SO HE
PICKED MY SIS AND I UP THERE AT SCHOOL. WE GOT OUT SCHOOL AND
THEY HAD THE CAR LOADED. WE GOT IN THE CAR AND WE DROVE TO
CALIFORNIA. AND I TOOK CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL MY
SOPHOMORE YEAR IN HIGHSCHOOL; TRAVELED ALL OVER THE STATE OF
CALIFORNIA, AND HAD IT BIG TIME. AND ACTUALLY, THAT’S WHERE I LEARNED TO BE A REALLY GOOD
OUTFIELDER BECAUSE DAD WOULD GO TEACH IN THE MORNING. WE WOULD
STUDY. HE’D COME HOME, WE’D EAT LUNCH, AND THEN IF WE HAD
TO HAVE TESTS HE’D GIVE US OUR TESTS. AND THEN HE WOULD
TAKE A BUSHEL BASKET OF SOFTBALLS AND A BAT, AND I’D
WEAR MY GLOVE, AND WE’D GO FIND A PARK. AND HE WOULD SAY,
“ALRIGHT, YOU GET IN CENTER FIELD AND I’M GOING
TO HIT THE BALL, AND YOU CATCH IT WHEREVER IT IS. I
DON’T CARE WHERE IT IS YOU GO GET IT.” SO I LEARNED TO BE A
PRETTY GOOD OUTFIELDER THAT YEAR. AND MY JUNIOR YEAR I
STARTED BACK AT GARLAND, AND AFTER ABOUT SIX WEEKS. WELL, DAD
HAD WENT UP IN OREGON AND HE FOUND THIS CANONVILLE BIBLE
ACADEMY. IT WAS A CHRISTIAN BOARDING SCHOOL AND SO I WENT THERE FOR MY JUNIOR YEAR, AND
THEN CAME BACK TO TEXAS FOR SOUTHWESTERN. WELL IT WAS
SOUTHWESTERN BIBLE COLLEGE THEN NOW IT’S SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLY
OF GOD COLLEGE. THEY HAD A HIGHSCHOOL THERE FOR PREACHER’S
KIDS AND MISSIONARIES’ KIDS AND SO FORTH. SO I WENT TO
SOUTHWESTERN HIGHSCHOOL FOR MY SENIOR YEAR. SO, I HAD A LOT OF
DIFFERENT SCHOOLS. AND YOU KNOW, TRAVELING AROUND AS A SOPHOMORE
ALL OVER THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. WE’RE IN A DIFFERENT
CHURCH EVERY TWO WEEKS. AND I’M HAVING. AND DAD SAID TO ME (AND
THIS IS SOMETHING ALL YOU KIDS NEED TO LEARN) IF YOU. HE SAID,
“SON, YOU’VE GOT TO LEARN TO TALK TO PEOPLE. IF YOU WANT TO
HAVE FRIENDS AT SCHOOL OR ANYWHERE ELSE YOU’VE GOT TO
LEARN TO TALK TO PEOPLE. DON’T BE AFRAID TO TALK.” AND
I GUESS THAT’S TODAY WHY I CAN TALK TO ANYBODY. DON’T
MAKE NO DIFFERENCE. THE FAMILY WILL TELL YOU DON’T MAKE NO
DIFFERENCE WHERE I AM I CAN START TALKING TO ANYBODY. YOU
KNOW. AND I WANT TO TELL YOU IF YOU WANT TO HAVE FRIENDS DON’T
SIT IN THE CORNER AND WAIT FOR SOMEBODY TO COME TO YOU. YOU GO
TO THEM. SOMEBODY SAYS, “WELL, HOW’D YOU DO IT?” I JUST WALKED
UP AND SAID, “HEY, MY NAME IS KENNETH HAGIN. I’M THE
EVANGELIST’S SON. I’M HERE FOR TWO WEEKS. WHAT DO Y’ALL DO
AROUND HERE FOR FUN?” AND I WOULD GET INVOLVED. I’D DO IT
WHEN I WENT TO THE SCHOOLS. BUT, LET’S GET BACK. THAT’S SO MUCH
FOR MY LITTLE ILLUSTRATION THERE. BACK TO SCHOOL TIME OF
YEAR CAN CREATE STRESS ESPECIALLY IN THE LIFE OF
PARENTS AND STUDENTS. FOR PARENTS IT’S USUALLY FELT IN
THE POCKETBOOKS: NEW CLOTHES, NEW SHOES, NEW BOOKS, SUPPLIES.
HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE HAD TO GO ALREADY AND BUY SCHOOL SUPPLIES?
THEY GIVE YOU A LIST AND YOU JUST CAN’T BUY ANY PEN OR
PENCIL. THEY TELL YOU SPECIFICALLY WHICH ONE TO BUY.
IS THAT NOT CORRECT? HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE FOUND THAT
TO BE CORRECT? THEY TELL YOU SPECIFICALLY THE
KIND OF SPIRAL NOTEBOOK YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE, ALL THAT KIND
OF STUFF, YOU KNOW. THAT MAKES IT EVEN MORE STRESSFUL
ESPECIALLY IF YOU GO TO ONE STORE AND THEY’RE ALREADY SOLD
OUT OF THAT PARTICULAR THING. NOW YOU’VE GOT TO GO ANOTHER
STORE AND YOU WIND UP GOING TO FOUR OR FIVE STORES BECAUSE
THEY’RE SOLD OUT. ANYBODY RUN INTO THAT? YEAH, I DID WITH OUR
KIDS. YOU KNOW, EVERY YEAR PARENTS SPEND ABOUT 8.5 BILLION DOLLARS ON BACK TO
SCHOOL SHOPPING. A LOT OF TIMES IT’S FOR A NEW
BACK PACK. ANY OF YOU KIDS GET A NEW BACK PACK FOR SCHOOL THIS
YEAR? OH, YEAH, I SEE LOTS OF HANDS GOING UP. YOU KNOW, KIDS
HAVE SOME FUNNY THINGS TO SAY ABOUT SCHOOL. THIS IS SOME
KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADERS. ONE OF THEM SAID “I’M
LOOKING FORWARD TO MATH. I LIKE NUMBERS. I’M NOT LOOKING FORWARD
TO LUNCH, ESPECIALLY THE CHICKEN NUGGETS, THEY’RE USUALLY BURNT.” (CONGREGATION LAUGHS) “I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING
NEW FRIENDS. I’M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO HOMEWORK.” AND HERE’S ANOTHER ONE. I THINK
THIS IS A SEVEN-YEAR OLD: “I’M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RULES
THERE’S SO MANY TO REMEMBER, AND ALSO, I DON’T LIKE THE BULLIES.”
AND HERE’S ANOTHER ONE: “I’M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING BAD AND GETTING SENT TO THE
PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE.” (CONGREGATION LAUGHS) YOU KNOW, I WAS THINKING OF A
STORY IN THE BIBLE AND IT’S THE STORY OF A LITTLE BOY AND HIS
LUNCH. MAYBE HE DIDN’T HAVE A BACK PACK, BUT LET’S IMAGINE HE
HAD A BACK PACK OKAY, AND HE HAD IT PACKED UP. AND, WELL, LET’S
JUST GO READ THE STORY FIRST, OKAY. WHAT DO YOU SAY?
JOHN 6 (HERE WE GO): (BOTH OF THESE DISCIPLES WERE
NEGATIVE, YOU KNOW. I GUESS ANDREW WAS HANGING AROUND WITH
PHILLIP SO HE PICKED UP THE SAME ATTITUDE THAT PHILLIP HAD) NOW IN READING THIS STORY I
NOTICED SOME THINGS THAT WE DIDN’T NEED TO CARRY IN THE BACK
PACK. BUT I FOUND SOME THINGS THAT WE DO NEED TO PUT IN THE
BACK PACK. THINGS THAT WE DON’T NEED TO CARRY IN THE BACK PACK
OF LIFE IS “LACK OF COMPASSION”. NOW, LET ME SEE HERE. AH, NOW
THERE’S ONE, WE CAN GET RID OF THAT THING. WE DON’T NEED THAT BOOK. LACK OF COMPASSION, THAT’S
A HEAVY BOOK TOO. LET’S GET THAT OUT OF THE WAY. SEE, THEY
DIDN’T HAVE ANY. THE DISCIPLES DIDN’T HAVE ANY COMPASSION. THEY
SAID, [“HEY, SEND THEM AWAY. GET RID OF THEM.”] THEY DIDN’T EVEN
LOOK FOR. THEY DIDN’T EVEN HAVE ANY COMPASSION TO LOOK FOR A
WAY TO HELP OUT THESE POOR OLD, HUNGRY PEOPLE. OKAY? AND YOU
KNOW, THEN LOOK AT THIS. OH MAN, HERE IS A REALLY BIG OLD HEAVY
BOOK. MY GOODNESS, THAT’S. BOY THAT’LL LIGHTEN MY BACK PACK UP: “FEAR OF OVERWHELMING
CHALLENGES”. MAN, THAT’S A HEAVY OLD BOOK.
LET’S GET RID OF THAT ONE TOO. SEE, THE DISCIPLES SAW THE CROWD
AND THEY HAD THIS FEAR OF THE CHALLENGE THAT WAS BEFORE THEM,
[“LOOK AT THIS CROWD – AHHH.”] (CONGREGATION LAUGHS) THEY LOOKED AT THE PROBLEM
AND FORGOT ABOUT JESUS. LET’S SEE WHAT ELSE WE CAN FIND
IN HERE. OH, LET’S SEE HERE. OH, HERE’S ONE: DOUBT. WELL, THAT’S DEFINITELY ONE
WE DON’T NEED. (CONGREGATION AMENS) THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE THAT THEY
HAD ANYTHING. WELL THEY HAD SOMETHING BUT THEY DIDN’T
BELIEVE IT WAS ENOUGH TO MEET THE DEED. DOUBT WILL DEFEAT YOU
EVERYTIME IF YOU LOOK AT ONLY WHAT YOU HAVE YOURSELF. BUT IF
YOU LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAVE AND YOU GIVE IT TO JESUS THEN
LOOK WHAT CAN HAPPEN. NOW, LET’S SEE WHAT ELSE IS IN
HERE WE DON’T NEED. OH, THIS IS DEFINITELY ONE WE DON’T
NEED FOR SURE: “QUESTIONABLE RELATIONSHIPS”. HANGING AROUND
WITH THE WRONG CROWD. YOU BECOME RELATIONSHIPS”. HANGING AROUND
WITH THE WRONG CROWD. YOU BECOME LIKE WHO YOU HANG WITH. (CONGREGATION RESPONDS) YOU SEE, PHILLIP WAS THERE AND
HE SAID, “WELL, WE CAN’T DO IT. AND ANDREW PICKED RIGHT UP ON IT
– RIGHT WITH HIM. YOU KNOW, 1ST CORINTHIANS 15:33 SAYS: 1ST CORINTHIANS 15:33 (THAT’S
THE NEW KING JAMES), IN THE NLT IT SAYS: HANGING WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE
EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT INVOLVED CAN GET YOU IN TROUBLE. YOU KNOW? HEY, YOUNG PEOPLE, KIDS, AS YOUR
PASTOR I WANT EVERY ONE OF YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE
POTENTIAL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD THAT YOU
LIVE IN RIGHT NOW. (CONGREGATION AMENS) YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL
YOU GET GROWN. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE RIGHT NOW. YOU KNOW, NOW WE TALKED ABOUT
STUFF THAT WE SHOULDN’T HAVE IN OUR BACK PACK. WELL, IT’S EMPTY
NOW AND IT’S GOT NOTHING IN IT LOOK AT THAT. IT’S EMPTY.
ALRIGHT. SO WHAT DO WE NEED IN OUR BACK PACK? WHAT DO WE NEED
IN THIS BACK PACK? YOU KNOW, THIS THING, THERE’S NOTHING IN HERE. IT’S ALL EMPTY. WELL, I DO
HAVE. SEE, I NEED THAT. THAT’S A CALCULATOR I’VE GOT IN
THERE. I NEED THAT FOR SCHOOL. I’VE GOT SOME SCHOOL SUPPLIES IN
HERE, OF COURSE I NEED THOSE FOR SCHOOL; PENCILS AND PENS. MAN, LOOK HERE, I GOT MY
MARKER, YOU KNOW. (CONGREGATION LAUGHS) MAN, I’VE GOT ALL KINDS OF GOOD
STUFF IN HERE THAT YOU NEED FOR SCHOOL. ALL KINDS OF GOOD STUFF:
PENCILS. OH, I’VE GOT A BUNCH OF PENS AND PENCILS. OH, I’VE GOT.
I EVEN GOT A GLUE STICK IN HERE. ANY OF YOU KIDS EVER USE GLUE
STICK AT SCHOOL? YEAH. YOU ADULTS EVER USE GLUE AT HOME?
YEAH, WE DO. THAT’S SOMETHING WE NEED IN OUR BACK PACK. WE’VE GOT
PENCILS AND PENS, PAPER AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF. ALRIGHT, WHAT
ELSE DO WE NEED IN THIS BACK PACK FOR LIFE? OUR BACK PACK OF
LIFE, WHAT DO WE NEED? WELL, WE NEED A “HEART OF PREPARATION”. A
HEART OF PREPARATION. OKAY, LET’S PUT THAT IN THERE. WE NEED
THAT. WE NEED THAT HEART OF PREPARATION IN THERE OKAY.
THAT’S IN THERE. GOOD. NOW, YOU KNOW, THAT LITTLE BOY LEFT THE HOUSE THERE THAT MORNING. HE
WAS PREPARED FOR WHAT HE WOULD ENCOUNTER THAT DAY. “WHAT
ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?” WELL, HE SAID, [“YOU KNOW, I MIGHT GET
HUNGRY. I’M GOING TO TAKE ME SOME FOOD.”] HE WAS PREPARED.
YOU KNOW, GOING TO SCHOOL IS A PREPARATION TIME. AND OF COURSE,
YOU MIGHT NOT SEE IT LIKE THAT RIGHT NOW. BUT MY DAD ALWAYS TOLD ME, “SON, DAYS
OF PREPARATION IS NEVER LOST TIME.” ACTUALLY,
HE SAID, “TO BE PREPARED IS TO TRY TO LEARN SOMETHING. LEARN AS
MUCH AS YOU CAN BECAUSE IT WILL GIVE YOU OPPORTUNITIES TO WIN IN
LIFE.” YOU KNOW, GUYS ARE YOU GOING TO BE READY EVERYDAY WITH
YOUR HOMEWORK DONE AND YOUR. YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE TAKE THEIR
LUNCH. HOW MANY OF YOU TAKE YOUR LUNCH TO SCHOOL? LET ME
SEE YOUR HANDS. YOU TAKE YOUR LUNCH TO SCHOOL. HOW MANY
OF YOU TAKE LUNCH TO WORK? YEAH, A LOT OF PEOPLE TAKE
LUNCH, YOU KNOW. ARE YOU GOING TO BE READY? ARE YOU GOING TO
HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED? ARE YOU GOING TO BE PREPARED FOR THE
DAY? THAT’S A QUESTION THAT EVERYBODY – ADULTS, KIDS,
EVERYBODY NEED TO ASK THEIR SELVES EVERY DAY: “AM I
PREPARED? DO I HAVE WHAT I NEED IN MY BACK PACK OF LIFE FOR THIS
DAY – TODAY?” NOW, WE’RE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT PREPARING FOR THE
FUTURE AND THAT’S GOOD, BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT – THE FUTURE HAPPENS ONE
DAY AT A TIME. (CONGREGATION AMENS) NOW THAT’S A GOOD STATEMENT
YOU’D BETTER WRITE THAT DOWN. I DIDN’T EVEN HAVE THAT IN THE
NOTES. IT JUST CAME TO ME. THE FUTURE HAPPENS ONE DAY AT A
TIME. SO YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED EVERYDAY. THAT’S BEING
PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE. OKAY, SOMETHING ELSE THAT WE NEED IS
A TRUST IN THE PROVISION. YEAH, THAT’S SOMETHING WE NEED. WE
NEED TO TRUST IN THE PROVISION. LET’S PUT THAT IN HERE. THAT’S A
GOOD THING. LET’S PUT IT IN MY BACK PACK RIGHT HERE. YOU KNOW,
SOMETIMES WE DON’T SEE HOW THINGS CAN WORK OUT. I MEAN,
SOMETHING SO SMALL AS A LUNCH HAD SUCH AN IMPACT. TWO FISH AND
FIVE LITTLE PIECES OF BREAD HAD AN IMPACT. I’M SURE WHEN THAT
BOY LEFT HOME THAT MORNING HE DIDN’T THINK ABOUT, “I’M GOING TO TAKE A LUNCH SO I CAN
FEED EVERYBODY.” (CONGREGATION LAUGHS) NO, HE SAID, [“I’M GOING TO TAKE
A LUNCH SO IF ‘I’ GET HUNGRY I CAN EAT.”] HE HAD NO IDEA THAT
AS HE PREPARED FOR THE DAY THAT GOD WOULD TAKE IT AND USE IT
MIRACULOUSLY TO FEED THE FIVE- THOUSAND. YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN
YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE WHAT GOD IS GOING TO DO WITH YOU THAT
DAY. SO BE PREPARED. THAT’S THE MOTTO OF THE SCOUTS, “BE
PREPARED”. I GUESS IT STILL IS. IS THAT STILL THE MOTTO OF THE
SCOUTS? IT WAS WHEN I WAS A BOYSCOUT ANYWAY – “BE PREPARED”.
ANYBODY HERE BEEN IN SCOUTS? ISN’T THAT THE MOTTO, “BE
PREPARED”? YEAH, OKAY. HERE’S ONE I GUARANTEE YOU WE NEED: A
WILLINGNESS TO REMAIN PERSISTENT. JUST STAY AFTER IT.
EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE A SET BACK YOU’VE GOT TO BE PERSISTENT
AND CONTINUE TO PLAN, AND CONTINUE TO LOOK FORWARD AND
PUSH FORWARD TOWARD THE TIME DOWN HERE. OKAY? YOU KNOW, NOW,
WE’RE GOING TO DO SOME CONJECTURE HERE. ALRIGHT? THIS
IS NOT IN THE BIBLE. THIS IS ME TAKING A LITTLE LIBERTY, OKAY?
EVERYBODY UNDERSTAND? OKAY. YOU KNOW MAYBE THIS LITTLE BOY
OVERHEARD THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN JESUS AND THE DISCIPLES
ABOUT NEEDING FOOD TO FEED PEOPLE. AND HE HAD ENOUGH PERSISTENCE AND CONFIDENCE TO
APPROACH THE DISCIPLES AND SAY, “HEY, MAN, HERE. I’VE
GOT SOME FISH.” YOU MIGHT NOT SEE RIGHT NOW STUDENTS WHAT YOU
HAVE TO OFFER, BUT YOU CAN BE CONFIDENT OF THIS ONE THING –
YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER AND GOD WANTS TO USE IT. MAKE SURE YOU UNLOAD YOUR BACK
PACK OF LIFE OF ALL OF THE JUNK THAT YOU DON’T NEED
TO CARRY AROUND.THAT’S RIGHTAND LOAD IT UP WITH THE
THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO CARRY. YOU KNOW, I AM REALLY EXCITED
ABOUT THE OFFER WE HAVE FOR THIS TIME. IT’S FOUR CD’S. IT’S CALLED:CAMPMEETING
CLASSICS VOLUME 1
I DON’T THINK THAT WE’VE EVER
TALKED ABOUT THIS ON THE TELEVISION. WE’VE HAD IT AROUND
FOR A WHILE. NOW, THIS GOES BACK AND IT PICKS UP FOUR. IT’S FOUR
AND A HALF HOURS (OR ALMOST FOUR AND A HALF HOURS). IT’S FOUR
HOURS AND SOME ODD MINUTES; ALMOST THIRTY- MINUTES, OF DAD,
“GATHERING UP THE SPOILS”. AND I’VE GOT A SERMON ON HERE
EVERYBODY LIKES. IT’S CALLED:THIS AIN’T NO EIGHT-SECOND RIDENOW FOR YOU THAT MIGHT NOT
UNDERSTAND THAT, OF COURSE, BEING FROM TEXAS.AND RODEOS..AND STUFF, IF YOU’RE
RIDING A BULL OR IF YOU’RE RIDING A BUCKING BRONC, YOU HAVE
TO STAY ON EIGHT SECONDS IN ORDER TO GET A SCORE. IF YOU GET
BUCKED OFF BEFORE EIGHT SECONDS YOU DON’T GET ANY SCORE. AND SO,
THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT AND THEN,HOW STRONG IS YOUR
WANT-TO?
JOHN OSTEEN, 1997, AND BROTHER ORAL ROBERTS,MAKING
VOWS TO GOD
, 1983. HEY, JUST, YOU KNOW, CALL THAT NUMBER ON
THE SCREEN AND ORDER IT RIGHT NOW OR GO TO THE COMPUTER AND
ORDER IT. THAT’S THE FASTEST WAY. YOU WANT TO GET IT QUICK, YOU WANT IT FAST – GO TO THE
COMPUTER AND DO IT.THAT’S RIGHT. WELL
HONEY, OCTOBER 13-16, WE’RE GOING TO BE IN DUBUQUE, IOWA AT
WORD OF LIFE CHURCH. THAT’S PASTORS LORIN AND JOY HERSHEY.
SO IF YOU’RE IN THAT AREA COME. I’LL TELL YOU WHAT – WE HAVE AN AWESOME TIME AT LIVING
FAITH CRUSADES. KEN>RIGHT WE ARE. HEY, AND
NOVEMBER 1-3, WE’VE GOT THE RBTC (RHEMA BIBLE TRAINING COLLEGE)
FALL COLLEGE WEEKEND. AND YOU CAN REGISTER. YOU JUST GO TO RBTC (DOT) ORG AND
YOU CAN REGISTER THERE. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME
WE’RE HAVING AJANUARY INTAKEOF REGISTRANTS. WE’VE NEVER DONE
IT THAT WAY BEFORE, BUT WE’RE CHANGING UP SOME THINGS. AND
YOU CAN REGISTER AND COME IN IN JANUARY. AND THEN, NOVEMBER 7-9,
MY “CALL TO ARMS” CONFERENCE.IT IS AWESOME!IT’S GOING TO BE AWESOME,
AWESOME, AWESOME! WE’VE GOT NINE DIFFERENT WORKSHOPS, PLUS MYSELF, TODD WHITE,
ANDRE BUTLER; “BUILDING MEN OF CHARACTER”.
HEY, LADIES, GO THERE AND SIGN YOUR MEN UP. GET THEM HERE. IT’S
GOING TO BE A GREAT TIME. MY DAD USED TO SAY, “IF YOU MISS IT
YOU’RE GOING TO MISS HALF OF YOUR LIFE.” LYNETTE>THAT’S RIGHT KEN>AND I WANT TO THANK ALL OF
MY PARTNERS OUT THERE. FOR YOU THAT HELP US TO KEEP THIS
PROGRAM GOING EVERY WEEK BY SENDING IN A DONATION. AND YOU
CAN GO TO RHEMA (DOT) ORG (SLASH) WPC WORD PARTNER CLUB,
AND HELP US TO BRING. BOTH>HOPE, HELP AND
HEALING TO THE WORLD!AND WHEN
JEHOSHAPHAT AND HIS PEOPLE CAME TO TAKE AWAY THE SPOIL OF THEM,
THEY WERE THREE DAYS IN GATHERING OF THE SPOIL IT WAS SO
MUCH. HALLELUJAH!YOU KNOW,
WORLDLY PEOPLE LIVE FOR THE MOMENT. CHRISTIANS ARE IN IT FOR
THE LONG HAUL. FRIEND, I’M HERE TO TELL YOU SOMETHING,
THE CHRISTIAN JOURNEY AIN’T NO EIGHT- SECOND RIDE.GOD WANTS TO
SHOW HIMSELF STRONG, BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE A WANT-TO THAT’S STRONG
ENOUGH TO STAY IN THERE AND DON’T LET THE DEVIL WIN. HOW BIG
IS YOUR WANT-TO?YOU SEE, GOD
MADE A VOW. HE KEPT THAT VOW THROUGH NOAH, THROUGH ABRAHAM,
ISAAC, JACOB, ISRAEL, DAVID, ON DOWN THROUGH MARY TO JESUS, AND
THEN JESUS TO THE CROSS, AND THEN THE RESURRECTION!HEH, HEH,
HEH, HEH, HEH, HEH (LAUGHING) GATHERING UP THE SPOIL!
GATHERING UP THE SPOIL!THANK YOU FOR
WATCHING RHEMA PRAISE
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