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CARRY NO MONEY - Learn To Be Dependent On God

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    The Call of Jesus
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    Welcome to this lesson called
    "Carry No Money".
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    We are in Luke 10, looking at
    the call Jesus has given us.
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    As you will see, Jesus is
    very, very, very specific in the call.
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    He is very specific in instructions
    He has given to His disciples
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    and given to you and me.
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    I know it's a little funny title
    "Carry No Money",
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    but it's, actually, very, very important
    what Jesus is saying to us.
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    So, let's start with reading from my book.
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    "The next thing Jesus says in Luke 10
    is very important for us to understand,
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    especially those of us who are living
    in the materialistic Western world
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    where mammon (money)
    is the biggest god of them all.
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    We read in Luke 10:4,
    'Do not take a purse or bag or sandals;
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    and do not greet anyone on the road."
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    We are going to look at this now.
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    Do not take a purse, or carry no money.
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    We heard this, but many people
    never stopped to actually think about it,
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    what it is Jesus is saying.
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    But, you have to understand,
    what Jesus is saying,
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    He did not just said it without thinking.
    He said it with a very specific purpose.
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    He said it for us to listen, to understand
    and to obey.
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    Jesus sent His disciples out
    without anything.
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    He sent them out without anything.
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    Why? Because He wanted to teach them
    something.
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    He also said that they should not
    greet anyone on the road.
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    That is something we are going to
    look more the next time.
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    But, we read here that Jesus said:
    Do not take purse or bag or sandals.
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    Why? Why did Jesus do that?
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    Why did He send people out
    without... or not allowing them
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    to take a bag, or purse, or sandals?
    Why?
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    Because He wanted them to teach them
    something.
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    He wanted to teach you and me something.
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    He wants us to learn to be dependent
    on Him
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    and not on our money and what we have.
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    If we look at the church today,
    that is a big problem.
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    It's a big problem in the church today
    because almost everything in the church today
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    comes down to money.
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    In the churches we are so controlled
    by money.
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    Controlled by what we have.
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    But we should not be controlled
    by what we have.
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    We should be led by the Holy Spirit,
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    not led by money.
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    Let me read a longer part from my book
    "The Call of Jesus".
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    "Almost everything in our lives today
    and in our churches in the Western world
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    is centered around money.
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    We are controlled by what we have
    or what we lack.
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    It is also money that, for many,
    is the main factor
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    when it comes to missions,
    church life, etc.
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    If the money is there, we will do it,
    and if not, then we will not do it.
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    But, in the Kingdom of God,
    money is not the problem,
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    and money should never control
    what we can do or cannot do.
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    It is really important for us to learn
    to be dependent on God
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    instead of our money or lack of money.
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    We often think we should really see
    a breakthrough
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    if we have a lot of money and that we
    then could do so many things for God,
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    as if our growth or our obedience
    stands or falls with money.
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    We think that if we have money,
    we can do many things for God,
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    but if we do not have money,
    there is not much we can do.
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    This is not how it should be.
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    We should not be dependent or controlled
    by money or what we have.
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    Instead, we should learn to understand that
    God has all the silver and gold in the world.
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    Everything belongs to Him,
    and with Him, we lack nothing.
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    What is clear in the Bible is that
    the lack of money is not the problem.
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    The lack of workers is the problem."
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    What I'm saying here is not so often
    I've heard people talk about it.
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    But, if you think of it,
    so many things in our churches
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    is controlled by money.
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    I met many people who say:
    If I just had that money
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    and do this and this,
    I would go out and do this and this,
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    like money is the problem.
    Money is not the problem.
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    Why? Because if you step out,
    when you step out,
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    when you serve God...
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    He will take care of your needs.
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    And I've seen that so many times.
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    I remember when I started our journey
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    we had many, many times, as a family,
    had nothing,
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    but we decided to go out
    on the Word of God.
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    And when we stepped out
    on the Word of God
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    we saw that He took care of us.
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    He provided our needs.
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    It started with small things,
    with food, and clothes, and many other things,
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    He provided, but there we learned
    to be dependent on Him.
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    And then it grew, and grew, and grew,
    and now it's bigger things.
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    Let me come with a testimony.
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    Some years ago... we have three movies,
    as you maybe know,
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    "The Last Reformation: The Life",
    "7 Days Adventure With God" and
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    "The Last Reformation: The Beginning".
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    Many years ago, when we gave out
    "7 Days Adventure With God",
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    I remember I was sitting
    with my friend Robert
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    and we were talking about
    how to give out this movie.
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    We talked about that we wanted
    to give it out for free.
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    And we agreed on that.
    All our movies are for free.
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    But then he said: But, if it's a free movie
    and then people have to pay 5 $ in shipping,
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    people would not feel it was free.
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    So, he said: What about if we just
    also ship the move out for free?
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    And I looked at him and said:
    But if there is 10,000 people
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    who want the movie like the last time,
    that is 50,000 $.
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    And we don't have 50,000 $.
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    But there I felt God said: Do it.
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    And I was nervous. We there felt
    God said: Do it.
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    Not only make this movie for free.
    Not only give the movie out for free,
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    but, actually, ship it out for free.
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    But, it's 50,000 $
    and we did not have 50,000 $.
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    But if we go, if we do what He said,
    He will take care of us.
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    One week later I did a meeting,
    a woman came to me,
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    and I've never experienced before
    like that.
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    She came and said: Torben,
    I feel God spoke to me
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    that I should give you 50,000 $.
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    Hallelujah! And we gave out the movie
    and shipped it out.
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    How many movies do I need to sell
    to get 50,000 $? A lot.
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    But this is what we do, also with the book.
    If you don't have the money to get the book,
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    then write to us in "The Last Reformation"
    and we will give you a code
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    and you can download it right away as an
    e-book. You can read the book right away.
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    We want it to come out.
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    I have seen again, and again, and again,
    that when we go out
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    on Jesus' words, not only He's with us,
    as we looked at last time,
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    but He will also provide our needs.
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    But we need to start to obey Him
    and learn that in small things.
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    So, we start slow, we start obeying
    Jesus in small things.
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    We start obeying Him the way
    He said we should obey Him.
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    Go out on His word,
    find the person of peace,
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    and then we will see that
    everything in Luke 10 is correct.
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    Also that He will take care of
    our needs.
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    So, it's very important that we learn
    to be dependent on Him.
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    Now, I am in a place, because
    I've learned that dependence on Him,
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    if Jesus says something to me -
    I do it.
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    I don't ask: Yeah, but I don't have
    the money to do it.
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    I don't sit down and count
    do I have the money to do this and this.
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    No. If He has said: Go,
    I go.
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    Because then He will take care of us.
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    The same is with you.
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    If He says: Go,
    then go and He will take care of you.
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    So, when Jesus sent His disciples out
    in Luke 10,
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    it was also for them to learn this.
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    The reason Jesus said:
    Don't take this with you,
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    because He wanted them
    to learn to be dependent on Him.
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    And I'm thankful that He taught
    me this,
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    when I started this amazing life,
    some years ago.
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    It doesn't mean that I cannot have
    money now
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    and that it's always wrong to
    have money with you.
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    Because we also read this later,
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    because later in Luke 22:35-37:
    we read this:
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    "Then Jesus asked them,
    'When I sent you out without purse,
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    bag or sandals,
    did you lack anything?'
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    'Nothing,' they answered.
    He said to them,
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    'But now if you have a purse, take it,
    and also a bag;
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    and if you do not have a sword,
    sell your cloak and buy one."
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    So, here we see something
    interesting.
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    What Jesus said in Luke 10,
    when He sent them out without anything,
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    it did not mean
    that the rest of their lives
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    they are not allowed
    to have anything with them.
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    No. He sent them out that time,
    for them to learn something very important -
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    not be dependent on what you have.
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    Now we have more than we have
    when we started,
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    but I'm not dependent
    on what we have.
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    If I have more or less,
    I'm not dependent on what I have.
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    I'm dependent on Him.
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    And this is, actually,
    exactly what we do in our Luke 10 school.
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    We have our training school.
    And when we train people in our Luke 10 school
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    and send them out on what we call
    "The Luke 10 trip", we do like this.
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    We send them out and very often
    we send them out without money,
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    without a place to sleep,
    without a telephone,
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    without a credit card,
    without anything.
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    Out with you.
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    See you in three days.
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    And we have done that again, and again,
    and again for many years now.
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    And every time it's amazing.
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    Every time the students come back:
    Wow! I've seen it! I've experienced it!
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    We did not have the money, but
    then we prayed for somebody
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    who got healed, and we shared Jesus,
    and suddenly they said:
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    Hey, do you want something to eat,
    or we found some money on the way,
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    or we did not have a place to sleep,
    and then God opened the doors,
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    and we slept there, and we slept there.
    I have so many testimonies
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    of people going out, led by the Holy Spirit,
    going to a place, they find somebody
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    who invites them home, open their home
    and give them everything they can eat
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    and everything they need.
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    People go to hotel, pray for somebody
    who get healed,
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    and the owner of the hotel says:
    Hey, come and stay with us for two days.
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    We have so many amazing examples,
    and that is one of the strongest things.
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    One of the strongest things
    when they are out on the Luke 10 trip,
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    that is when they come home and
    have learned this very, very important lesson.
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    Seek first the Kingdom of God
    and do His will,
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    and everything else will be given to you.
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    If we seek the Kingdom of God
    and do what God has commanded us to,
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    He will take care for the rest.
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    Don't worry about clothes.
    Don't worry about food.
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    Don't worry about where to sleep.
    Why?
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    Jesus said: Look at the birds.
    Look at the flowers.
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    They don't worry. God will also
    take care of you and me.
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    And I am so thankful to God
    that He, some years ago,
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    took us on this journey where He,
    the harder way,
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    it's sometimes hard to learn
    something new,
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    but where He was teaching us
    this important truth -
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    that we can trust Him.
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    That we need to trust Him.
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    I would say the same to you.
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    You need to be dependent on God
    and not if you have a job or don't have a job,
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    not if you have money or don't have money.
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    not if you have food or don't have food.
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    Learn to seek God and do His will
    and see He how He takes care of it.
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    It's so sad to see many Christians who have
    never learned this very important thing,
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    and if they suddenly lose their job
    and stand in a crisis -
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    the world is falling down.
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    They have never learned to trust God.
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    And I would say, especially in the time
    we are in now.
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    We have just entered in the end times
    in a way none of us could have imagined.
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    The world will never be the same again.
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    It's a wake up call for all of us.
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    We are going into a time where there
    will be an economic crisis,
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    like we have never seen before.
    We are going into a time
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    where there will be a control,
    control, control and control,
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    and if you owe money and do this,
    and do this, and do this -
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    it's not going to be easy for you
    in the future.
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    We are going into the time in the future
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    where there will be a beast's mark
    on your hand or your forehead
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    and you will not be able
    to sell or buy things without it.
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    We are going into the time
    the Bible is talking about
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    and we need to learn...
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    to be dependent on Him.
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    How do we learn it?
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    By doing what Jesus said.
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    But sometimes being sent out...
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    without anything.
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    Go out.
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    Go out...
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    and see how He takes care of your needs.
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    This is important. I encourage you,
    especially also with this chapter,
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    take my book "The Call of Jesus".
    If you don't have the money
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    send an e-mail and we can
    send a code to you.
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    Get the book. Read the book.
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    Because in this chapter
    where I talk about the money thing,
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    I cover so many more things.
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    And it's very important for the time
    we are living in.
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    But until now we have looked
    at the harvest that is ready
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    and we need to believe that.
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    We need to pray for the workers
    to go out
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    and then we need to go out
    as lambs among wolves.
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    And when we go out we will see
    that Jesus is with us and take care of us.
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    And we will also see how He takes care
    of our needs.
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    So, don't worry about those things.
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    Go out on the Word of God.
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    And again, I encourage you
    to get my book
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    where there is many more testimonies
    about this.
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    So, look forward to see you next time,
    where we are going to look
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    at what Jesus has also said, when He said:
    Don't greet anyone on the road.
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    Because that is also important.
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    Because when we go out,
    we don't go out just to go out.
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    We go out not just to evangelize.
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    We go out to find the person of peace.
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    And when I say go out, it's not only
    to go out on the street.
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    It's also to go out in your school,
    to go out in your work place,
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    to go over to your neighbors.
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    It's not only on the street
    we are talking about.
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    But much more about that later.
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    In the end of the book,
    in the end of this video series,
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    I will put it all together.
    And when I put it all together
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    I will share Luke 10 testimonies
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    where you'll see how He's with us.
    You will hear testimonies
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    how He provides our needs
    when we go out,
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    you will hear testimonies
    how to find a person of peace,
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    how to sit in their house,
    how to eat and drink what they serve.
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    We will put it all together in the end
    and I look much forward to that.
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    See you next time!
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    God bless you! Bye-bye!
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    The Call of Jesus
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CARRY NO MONEY - Learn To Be Dependent On God
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