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the following program is sponsored by friends and partners of Kingdom connection I believe this is a generation that God has raised up not to feed the lust of the flesh the lust of the eyes the pride of life but to defeat it why are you feeding what you ought to be fighting we’ve been called in this generation to make a difference open your Bibles to Genesis chapter 15 and I want to preach to you something that I feel heavy on my heart for everybody under the sound of my voice those of you listening by television do you believe that God’s Word can change the atmosphere of your life watch this in Genesis chapter 15 I’ll begin reading with verse 13 and he said to Abram know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs and they’ll serve them they will afflict them for 400 years also the nation whom they serve I’ll judge afterward and though and they speaking of your descendants will come out of that horrible situation is what he’s describing they’ll come out of it with great substance great possessions verse 15 now as for you Abraham you shall go into your father’s in peace he’s talking about the grave you shall go to the grave in peace and you shall be buried notice these words at a good old age a good old age but in the fourth generation they speaking of your children and descendants will return here and then once again in the eighteenth verse he says to your descendants I have given this land I want to talk to you about this occasion in the scripture because I believe it speaks to us today in a significant way I want to talk about God is planning your comeback he’s planning your comeback God came to Moses and he said I want you to make a covenant with me and in this covenant I’m promising you two powerful things number one he says I want to reveal to you some things about your future and I’m going to talk to you about how you’re going to die one day you’re gonna die Abraham but I don’t want you to be afraid of death I don’t want you to worry about dying so I’m gonna go on and talk to you and reveal to you how you’re going to die and he said here’s how you’re going to die this is what it’s going to look like God promised him that when he went to the grave you will go to the grave in a notice things the exact wording good old age a good old age means as my days are so will my strength be a good old age I believe means we ought to just expect and claim that we’ll have good memories and we’ll have healthy strong bodies and I know we get older and everything changes for sure but I’m claiming today the good old age when I die it’s gonna be at a good old agent lines right up with Psalms 91 with a long life I will satisfy you and I said long life with long life somebody’s listening to me in tremendous fear of dying prematurely and early in your to grab hold of the covenant promise that God gave Abraham that you will live until you die a good old age in that good news that’s good news be free from the fear of of what’s coming I tell you what’s coming good it’s what’s coming and then the second promise profound promise that God gave Abraham is not only will you die at a good old age but I’m promising you Abraham that when you go to the grave you don’t have to worry about your children I don’t care what it looks like when you go I am making a covenant that will outlive you and I’m going to take care of your children he did throw in there that there’s gonna be a time of darkness in their lives whom I love I chasing I will and if your kids and they will they’ve gotten off course they will be oppressed there will be a time when it won’t be like you wish it was there will be a time when it looks so dark and bleak for them but I’m promising you Abraham in the Covenant that I make with you that your children will come back again to where I called them to be there will be a comeback not only for you but there will be a comeback for your children there’s going to I’m gonna bring them back listen to this we’re to the land that I promised you no matter how pessimistic no matter how negative it looks today you’re going to come back it’s a time of the comeback it’s time to get up off the mat if you’ve been knocked down if you’ve been through something if you’ve been through financial setback or some kind of terrible thing is hit you in your health and our something’s happen to your family we need to believe that it’s time for a comeback it’s no time to quit it’s no time to give up it’s no time to moan and groan I’ll bring you out with great substance they’re not just going to come back but they’re gonna pick up stuff through the experience that they go through that I’ll turn around and use for my glory they’re coming back with great substance we may be down but we’re not out because we serve a comeback God Frank Wright was the second string quarterback for the Buffalo Bills and he holds to this day the record in the NFL for bringing a team back from the greatest deficit in having to be made up in a football game what happened in this particular game is the Buffalo Bills were losing 31 to nothing at halftime and the coach said I’m not gonna waste my first string quarterback on this game it’s impossible for my team to come back so he pulled the first string quarter back out hoping that he wouldn’t get hurt and put the second-string guy in named Frank right Frank like goes out there and everyone else is thinking it’s too late everyone else is thinking there’s no way but Frank right kind of has this mentality it’s never too late to win it’s never too late to win he brought his team back to a 3331 win and when it was all over they interviewed him and he said I you know I hear people say we’ll give them this one we’ll give him this one but he said my motto is we’ll give them nothing and I want you to know the attitude of our God is I’m not gonna give up on anybody second samuel 14 and verse 14 says this as water poured out that can’t be regathered spilt water yet does god devise a plan or a means that the banished be not expelled from him he said when you go through a spilt milk scenario you serve a God who devises plans whereby the scattered will be gathered and will be brought back in other words God has a way to regather regain restore reclaim refresh and renew your life no matter what came out God says I’m devising a plan to bring you back to wholeness God is a God that makes a way of return a comeback and it’s time for you to experience the spirit of a comeback job 14 and 7 said for there is hope for a tree that when it is cut down it will sprout again though the roots thereof get old and wax old and the earth and the stock of the tree dies yet at the scent of water it will bud and bring forth all it needs is the ability to pick up the scent of water and that water represents the Holy Spirit and maybe the enemy has cut down your family tree maybe it feels like that he’s just devastated everything but at the scent water the power of the Holy Spirit I preached it when I’m on top of the world and I preached it when I’ve hit rock bottom and I still believe that I serve a God who can give every family a comeback every marriage a comeback every situation every drug addict every alcoholic you can have a comeback you’ve been through hell you messed up you did something you shouldn’t have done it’s time for a comeback at the scent of water the Bible said there is a river whose streams shall make glad again that’s the river of the Holy Spirit and if you can get a sin of that river while I’m preaching God can orchestrate your comeback there’s a river flowing that the dead can come to life again the out can get in again well I had the chance and I blew it well this is your comeback and the out can get in again the down can get up again the depressed can dance again it’s time for a comeback with feeling sorry for yourself quit having a pity party you’ve heard me tell you when you have a pity party nobody brings gifts and nobody shows up but the devil he’s the only one who wants to come so what do you do you grab hold of the promises of God and say you know what I wish I wouldn’t have gone through that but I’m coming out with great substance I’m coming out with something I didn’t have and I’m gonna know how to be used to even greater of God because everything I went through give God a praise if you believe it hallelujah I believe it watch this watch this the prodigal son in Luke 15 had a comeback he jumped the fence of the hog pen and started back to the father’s house and while he was a great way off that’s what I love I love the fact that he was a great had a long way to go we we think that we’ve got to get our life all together before the comeback starts but just the moment that you turn back to God just fact that you’re watching this program just the fact that you’re sitting in church this morning just the fact that you came to church and you really didn’t feel like it and really you almost if the truth were be told I think we ought to have cameras in y’all’s houses I I think we would hear all kinds of things and come are we going now I don’t know well let’s go well I don’t know it’s pretty bad I’m tired I got we gotta go get groceries did that but but something in you said let’s go and the fact that they were a long way off from their comeback but the moment that he turned the bible said and when the old gray-headed father saw him from a distance he took off running after him i love this wording and fell on him as tender in it and kissed him fell on me fell on him if you’ll just turn back to God well yeah I’m gonna try to get my life together and if I can quit doing this and quit doing that and quit going out with sadly suco she’s messing me up all the time if I can quit smoking that reefer and if I can quit oh I’ll tell you I like my dancing in my club I just came hard to give that up you just need to turn to the Father and let his love fall on you now here’s something I preached on the prodigal son all of my preaching life and I don’t know how in the world I miss this but it’s precious if you can catch what I’m saying I don’t know how I ever I always wondered I’ve given order different theories on it and in truce on it but but why did the father come running and I tell you I felt like the Lord spoke to me so clear this week in my heart and he said the only reason the father went running is he couldn’t come back on his own so many people try to fix their life but he couldn’t cover his shame and his stink of the pinch of the Pigpen he couldn’t quit his habits he couldn’t cover up where he had been and what he had done but here comes the father he puts a robe of righteousness on him put shoes on his feet you know slaves in the Bible were not allowed to wear shoes because then they could run away but here comes the father before he ever gets home castrating a means of his comeback puts the covers all of his dirtiness puts shoes on his feet and then takes a ring and restores his gift which means you’re now back in the partnership you’re now in the family business and the Bible said the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance which means you might have messed up you might be a preacher listening to me who went through a divorce and you’ve been sitting on the sidelines but God says it’s time for your comeback and I give the gift back I never take the gift you’ve always had I’m preaching to somebody who almost gave up on your vision and your call but it’s time for the comeback and you can’t come back without the father out there bringing you back he understand that and I tell you if you just moved toward him in his direction something’s gonna fall on you favor is gonna kiss you grace is gonna kiss you the love of God is gonna kiss you he’s not mad at you he’s just waiting for you to jump the fence out of the Pigpen and just start doing the best you can don’t worry about your addiction don’t worry about your mess-ups just start moving and the father will come running and something to fall on you and you can’t make it back without the father you’re trying to do it on your own and when you get it together then I’m going to come to church and have a big service and celebrate what I have done you can’t come back without the father he loves you and all he’s waiting on is you in this service right now to turn to him and you can have a comeback he had a comeback you know in the Bible it talks about John Mark and how double minded he was and Paul got aggravated with it and said he’s a loser he’s not determined he’s not dedicated and I’m not never taking him on a missionary journey with me he’s a week we Christian he’s got a call on his life but he messed up the call and I’ll tell you they’d be humiliating for the great Apostle Paul to say disqualified but something happened and he had to come back because since 2nd Timothy 4 and 11 Paul said I’m about to go on a missionary journey cynjohn mark 4 he’s profitable under ministry he had a comeback I want you to see it he was a liability now he’s an asset he was a problem now he’s an answer when you like for God to move you from one side of the ledger to the other side from a loser to a winner from a problem to an answer God can do that it’s called a comeback I want to close with this stall judges chapter 16 says gives us one of the greatest stories of a comeback judge in the Bible his name was Samson Samson fell in love with Delilah and she shaved the Bible said seven locks of hair he had dreadlocks because his hair was so long and he had seven of them and we know that as long as he kept the locks the Philistines couldn’t touch him those standards those those their things in our life that if we keep we locked the devil out we stay strong in the Lord and the power of his might but she deceived him and he was willing to be deceived and she shaved the seven locks off of his head of hair the first thing the enemy did was put his eyes out because anytime you start compromising your standards you lose your vision you can’t see that they that be with us aren’t more than they that be with them anytime you start compromising you see you can’t see the opportunities you can’t see the goodness of God the good that God is doing he lost his vision the first thing that goes when you start playing with the world and lay in your head in the lap of sin is you lose the vision God has for your life then you have to go with Plan B and then he lost his freedom because they put him in Chains and he couldn’t get his hands up you become a spiritual zombie during praise and worship because when you begin to compromise and the enemy shaving the locks of standards off of your life not only will you lose your vision but you lose your praise you lose your prayer life you lose your praise you lose the their singing but you don’t feel anything and then the Bible said he started going round and round treading corn he was making bread for the adversaries of God he was feeding what he should have been fighting he was raised in calls to fight the Philistines but now he’s feeding it and anytime you start feeding things that you should be fighting it’s a sign that the enemy has has has it has you in a defeated place a lot of people are listening me today and you’re feeding those habits feeding that uncleanness feeding that stuff and when you’re feeding what you should have been raised up to defeat I believe this is a generation that God has raised up not to feed the lust of the flesh the lust of the eyes the pride of life but to defeat it why are you feeding what you ought to be fighting we’ve been called in this generation to make a difference the Bible said I really think they shaved his head the Bible said they made they made sport of him they made fun of him they’re having the biggest time looking at him feeding feeding what he’s supposed to be fighting and everybody marked him off and I think you I think the Philistines walked off said we really did a number on him look at look at that haircut look at that buzz cut look at that and they won’t golf laughing that could his eyes out change that’s what the enemy’s done to many of you but I love this verse verse 22 howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaving they clipped it short but somebody really messed up in this story because they didn’t have a barber in that jail cell watching the length of his hair and when they were not looking something began to happen in his head that’s where a comeback starts before you ever get up physically financially spiritually you get up mentally when the Philistines were not looking what they had taken from him was coming back it was coming back and I believe that when he cried God do it one more time it’s the cry that God looks for from the person who needs to come back if you want to come back cry God do it one more time the church in history latest head down in in the lap of compromise and the lock of purity the lock of worship the lock of faith the lock of Prayer the lock of bible-reading the lock of the baptism in the Holy Spirit the lock of the second coming of Jesus Christ has been shaved off in the church is nothing but a social club and the devil thinks that we’re finished and done with but while he’s not been looking God has been orchestrating our comeback and the Bible said in the fourth generation they’re going to come back you see it’s the fourth generation the first business the first generation in a business the corporate world the first generation is one of sacrifices somebody sacrifices the Starnet business the second generation enjoys all the benefits they inherit but the third generation usually sells out in one way or another spiritually in the church our forefathers sacrificed that and then my generation enjoyed it the next generation wants to sell it out but God says before that can happen there’s coming a fourth generation that is going to come back they’re going to come back to everything that I’ve called the church to be so I’ve just come to say that if you need to come back spiritually if you need to come back physically if you need to come back in your family I believe you’re in the right place and if it’s the darkest that’s ever been and if it’s the coldest that’s ever been in your life you’re the very one I’m prophesying to today you are going to have a comeback if you’ll turn back to the Father give God a praise right now it’s time I said it’s time for a comeback in our closing moments today I want you to really focus on what you just heard what God speaking to you today you know this is a message for you I really believe that many of you have never asked the Lord to come into your life today and it’s time for a comeback spiritually in your life he wants you today to have peace like you’ve never had and it’s time for your comeback pray this prayer right now don’t care what you’ve done where you been jesus loves you he proved that on the cross now all you need to do is accept the gift of salvation 21 times in the New Testament the Bible calls salvation the gift of God you don’t earn it you just receive it that’s all I’m asking you to do today right there in that room where you’re watching this television program say these words Lord Jesus you are the savior of the world I give you my life the blood you shed the price you paid the death you died and then three days later the resurrection that you brought forth from that empty tomb in Jerusalem gives me a brand new life say that I receive a brand new life the old things pass away I am brand new through the blood the name the spirit of Jesus Christ amen and amen if you just made that decision we would love to hear from you go to the phone dial the number that’s on the screen or you can go online hey there’s all kinds of material there all kinds of sermons maybe hundreds I would imagine by now of messages download them free and be blessed many many many people are doing this on a daily basis and it’s such a joy to get to feed them through technology in our closing moments I want to talk with you about an extremely exciting new project that we are just beginning listen to my announcer and I’ll be back in just a moment you how you can join with us to be a blessing to Israel and see God’s promised blessings come right back in your life we were traveling at night and hiding during the day in the forests we heard stand up and they were a gang of Ukrainian nationalists with weapons and big guns one of those shooters looked at my father and said I remember you where could I see you and then my father said I am a school principal they put their guns down took everything from us but they let us go that’s how we stayed alive there are 190 thousand living stories just like Simone’s and fifty thousand are now homeless last year because of your generosity Jentezen Franklin along with kingdom connection partners purchased two properties in Israel to provide housing for these Holocaust survivors your gift today will provide our East Central expansions to the home in Jerusalem that includes additional housing for Holocaust survivors a dining facility and a recreational area with your gift of $1000 will place your name on the founders wall at the Holocaust Center in Jerusalem and we’ll send you a personalized Israel blessing plaque when you send your gift of $100 or more we’ll send you a legacy certificate we’ll also include an exclusive book commemorating Israel’s 70th anniversary as a nation to everyone who gives $30 or more this month we’ll send you dr. Mike Evans life-changing book the commended blessing every gift makes a difference and will help accelerate the vision together we can be a blessing to Israel to learn more visit us online at Jentezen franklin TV [Music] well in our closing moments I was thinking about Genesis 15 in verse 14 where God told Abraham they speaking of the children of Israel even though they were in a hard place in a difficult place in a defeated place he said they’ll come back with great substance and you and I are actually part of that prophecy and we’re seeing God do that I’ve never been more excited about a project as the one that we’re taking on with my friend dr. Mike Evans and Friends of Zion last year we began an incredible work in providing food and shelter for these Holocaust survivors but there’s still essential expansions and improvements that must be done to bless even more of these precious people who are now in their 70s and 80s and sometimes 90 years of age they have no family alive they went through the horrors of the Holocaust and now I want to fulfill that scripture that God gave Abraham and his seed that says you will come to good old age well what is a good old age you may ask they’re provided for their kill somebody loves them and cares about them and gives them the love of Jesus Christ as you do it into the least of these my brother and my sisters Jesus said speaking of the Jewish people you do it unto me let’s do it help us I’m believing God will bless you as you do I believe that there’s many of you today that can sew a thousand dollar seed and make a profound difference in this project please pray about doing your very best if you can’t do that do your very best together it’ll be more than enough I love you we’ve done it over and over and over throughout the world and I know this project is gonna get finished and what God started in your life he’s gonna finish – we’ll see you next time right here on Kingdom connection love like you’ve never been hurt the you look from Jentezen Franklin is available now in a hard copy and audio book get a copy for yourself and a friend at jentezen Franklin or Amazon or anywhere books are sold this program has been sponsored by friends and partners of Kingdom Connection we hope you’ve enjoyed this teaching by Jentezen Franklin and thanking for your continued support of this ministry your prayers and financial support make these programs possible
“It’s Time for a Comeback” | Message by Pastor Jentezen Franklin: Maybe you’ve been in a season where it seems like your dreams are dead. Well, God made a promise—and it’s time for your comeback! The Lord is ready to bring back to life your purpose, your calling … your assignment!
And just like with Abraham, the promise of a comeback is not just for you, but also for your children and your children’s children and generations to come. What’s keeping you from your comeback, and what’s it going to take to get there?
About Pastor Jentezen Franklin
Jentezen Franklin is the senior pastor of Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia (Metro Atlanta) and Free Chapel OC (Orange County) in Irvine, California. He is a New York Times best-selling author and his television show, Kingdom Connection, is broadcasted internationally through Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) and other major networks.
The mission of Jentezen Franklin Media Ministries is to reach souls for the Kingdom and to build a connection for believers to strengthen their faith and live out their God-given purpose in this generation. Jentezen and his wife Cherise have been married more than 30 years, have five children and four grandchildren, and make their home in Gainesville, Georgia.
About Free Chapel
In 1989, Jentezen became the senior pastor of Free Chapel. Due to the growth of the congregation, the church moved to its current location in 2004. This new facility has a 3,000 seat auditorium. In 2007, Jentezen Franklin opened the second Free Chapel Church in Irvine, California.
Since that time, the Free Chapel Orange County has grown rapidly, and now serves thousands of people weekly. Free Chapel has expanded to include multiple metro Atlanta, Georgia campuses and a Spartanburg, South Carolina campus.
- For the latest updates, news and information, visit them online at: https://www.jentezenfranklin.org
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