Success Is Knowing Who You Are


Gregory Dickow: Welcome to
“The Power to Change Today.” I’m Gregory Dickow, and if there
was one secret to having success in every area
of your life, wouldn’t you want to know what it is? Of course. Well, that’s what
today’s program is all about. No matter what you’re going
through, no matter what you’re facing right now, no matter what
trial you’re in, no matter what your financial situation is
like, no matter what seems to be coming up against you, there’s
one secret to having success in every area of your life, and
it’s this: knowing who you are. When you understand who you are
in Christ, out of that identity flows your authority, flows
power, flows your destiny. You see, the Bible says we are
more than conquerors through him that loved us. You are more than a conqueror. Jesus did all the conquering,
now we’re more than conquerors. We get to enjoy the
victory when we know who we are. We get to experience all the
victory that Jesus already paid for us to have. That’s what this
program is all about. Success is God’s idea, and
success is knowing who you are because that’s
when you’re going to be able to pray with authority. That’s when you’re going to
be able to stand up against whatever comes against you. When you know who you are,
that’s when peace and happiness is going to
flow like a river. Depression, emptiness,
loneliness starts falling off of you when you
know who you are. In the next 25 minutes or so,
get ready, your life is going to be changed forever from the
inside out when you discover the power of true success,
knowing who you are. Check this out. ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ Gregory: If we would look
at the Bible like that. When we look in the
natural mirror, we want to fix whatever
is not right. But when we look in the Word
of God, it’s not a mirror to show us what’s wrong, it’s a
mirror to show us who we are. So, when you wake up
and you’re not sure, “Am I really going to
have a great day?” oh, you look in the mirror. “Oh, Psalm 1:18 says, ‘This
is the day the Lord has made. Now, let me rejoice and
be glad in it.'” When you wake up–when you
get up and you’re like, “Oh, I’m not sure, man. I’m not sure I’m going to beat
this thing,” you look in the mirror of Romans 8:37 and it
says, “You are more than a conqueror through
him who loved you.” You say, “Man, I’m not sure
I got the strength to make it through this today.” And what you do is you look in
the mirror, Philippians 4:13, and it says, “I can do all
things through Christ which strengthens me.” “I’m not sure that I’m going
to have the needs that I– I’m not sure God’s going
to meet my needs. I’m not sure I’m going
to have my bills paid. I’m not sure how I’m going to
make it through another day.” What do you do? You look in the mirror to find
out that my God shall supply all your needs according
to this riches and glory. “Oh man, I’m so afraid. I’m not sure I can
overcome this fear today.” What do you do? Look in the mirror and then
you’ll see 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given you
a spirit of fear but power, love, and a sound mind.” What are we looking in the
mirror of God’s Word for? We’re not looking to see
what’s out of place, we’re looking to see who
we are, we’re looking to find our place, we’re
looking to discover this is what God says about us. You’re more than a conqueror.
You’re a joint heir with Jesus. Greater is he that is in you
that he that’s in the world. That’s the mirror of God’s
Word, and the way when you’re so unsure about whether
a hair fell out of place, you go right to a mirror. How much more sure–how much
more should we go to God’s Word when we’re not sure we have
authority over the enemy? And then we look at Luke 10:19,
and it says that in the mirror that God–Jesus said, “Behold,
I give you authority to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and
over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by
any means injure you, hurt you, or harm you.” Man, you can be sure. What do we do
when we’re not sure? We look in the mirror.
And what does the mirror say? It says what God said you are. It says you’re a champion. It says you’re the head
and not the tail, above only and not beneath. “Man, I don’t know if I’m
going to–man, I wonder if I’m going to make
it through this. I just feel cursed all the time.
Things don’t go right. I have–I make a friend
and immediately they’re not my friend anymore. I make another friend,
and a day later they’re not my friend anymore. I’m cursed, I don’t
know how to be a friend. I don’t know how
to make a friend. Oh wait, let me
look in the mirror. It says Jesus became a
curse for me, for cursed is one
that hangs on–” “I’ll never meet Mr. Right.
I’ll never meet Mr. Right. I’ll never meet Mr. Right.” You need to just change that and
realize you might not meet Mr. Right now… but Jesus said, “All things
which you pray and ask, believe you received it,
and it’ll be granted to you.” So, if you haven’t met Mr.
Right, stop looking left. You need to start looking. And I told you before if I got
up this morning and said, “I’m going fishing,”
but I just sit at home, I ain’t gonna catch any fish. Guess what I got to do
if I’m going fishing? I got to get a pole,
I got to get some bait. Now, what’s your bait? Your bait may be
how you walk, girl. Your bait may be
how you talk, sister. But you ain’t catching
nothing without some bait. “He’s so worldly,
he’s so fleshly.” But I’m married. For now, all right. Are you hearing this? We don’t read the Bible to
find out what’s out of place. We read the Bible to find out
our place, to find his grace, to find out who we are. Not what to do, but who we are. Because how many have
ever read the Bible and found something in it,
“Oh, I’m supposed to do that,” but you couldn’t do it? Right? How many, one person, me and one
person, we’ve read the Bible, “Oh man, I need to do
that, and I couldn’t do it. Oh, I need to live holy,”
and then I love– “Oh, I need to live godly,”
and then I make a mistake. How many have ever done that? Am I the only one, me and you? We’re all like that because
we’re not supposed to read the Bible to find
out what to do. We’re supposed to read the
Bible to find out who we are. And when you know who
you are, you’ll end up doing what comes naturally
out of who you are. It’s the overflow
of who you are. What a contrast to the
stark reality of how we see ourselves sometimes. Reminds me of the sick guy
that went to the doctor, and he said the doctor looked
him over and asked him what was bothering him. The sick man said, “Well, doc,
when I look in the mirror every morning, I see thinning
hair, sagging jowls, a bulging stomach, crooked
teeth, and bloodshot eyes. I am a mess, doc.
What is wrong with me?” The doctor looks at him, he
says, “I’m not sure, but the good news today is your
eyesight is perfect.” Aren’t you glad God
doesn’t look at us like that? He doesn’t make a list of our
mistakes and our shortcomings. And when we make a list of our
mistakes and shortcomings, God doesn’t agree with it. God says, “No, you’re in sin.” Say, “I’m in sin?
How am I in sin, Lord?” “Because you’re
doubting my Word. This is what my
Word says about you. You’re the head
and not the tail. You’re beautiful in my eyes.
You’re made in my image. You’re fearfully
and wonderfully made. That’s what I said about you.” You’re in sin when you say about
yourselves something other than what God says about you. We’re in sin when we believe
something other than what God’s Word says about us. That’s what sin is. Sin is not going out and
smoking, sin is not going out and drinking, those are–those
are behaviors that flow out of an insecurity about who you are,
or an ignorance about how God wants to fill you, or you’re
lacking in knowledge, or you’re just going through a season
in your life where you’re struggling with something. And that doesn’t affect who you
are, that doesn’t affect what God says you are, that doesn’t
change who God said you are, that doesn’t make
God love you less. That doesn’t make you less
anointed, it doesn’t make you less beautiful to God,
it doesn’t make you less loved by him. It may be something you’re
struggling with right now. Maybe you’re going
through some other struggle. And instead of letting your
struggle define you, you need to let the Word of God define
you, and say, “You know what? I’m going to let what God says
about me talk to my struggle.” And when you convince your
struggle of who you are and when you’re convinced of who
you are, it will begin to translate to your struggle,
and your struggle will begin to yield to who you are. The Bible says that trouble
is but momentary, but it’s subject to change. So, what will cause the thing
in your life that was seen– the thing that is seen
is subject to change. What is going to cause the thing
that you see so you see the struggle over here, or you see
this addiction over here, or you see this problem in
your marriage over here, or you see this problem of
your health or in your body, what will bring–those
things are temporary, and the Bible calls them
subject to change. But will make them change
is when you subject them to something greater than them. So, I have to subject–if I’m
dealing with a sickness or a disease or an addiction,
let’s say I’m dealing with an addiction, that thing
is subject to change. But it will only change
when something greater than it brings it
under subjection. And what is greater
than my addiction? My identity is
greater than my addiction. My identity is
greater than my sickness. My identity is
greater than my body. So, when I discover my
identity and know who I am, my identity will bring my body
into subjection. My identity will bring that
addiction into subjection. My identity will bring that
behavior into subjection. My identity will bring that
marriage into subjection. We don’t bring people
into subjection, we bring circumstances and situations
into subjection, knowing who we are in Christ. Can anybody say amen to that? When you believe who you
are, when you realize, “Wait a minute, I know who
I am,” it’s going to cause you to be a person who
values yourself. When you know who you are, you’re going to get back up
when you fall. When you know who you are, you
become–you’re going to become a creator of things rather
than just a consumer of things. When you know who you
are, you’re going to see an extraordinary
future come to pass. When you know who you are,
you’re going to learn how to exercise your authority. If you don’t know who you are,
you’ll fall and say, “I guess I’m just somebody
who falls all the time.” But when you know who
you are, you’ll say, “I might have fallen, but I’m
the righteousness of God.” And Proverbs 24, verse 16 says, “When a righteous man falls,
he gets back up.” I am the righteousness of God,
therefore I am getting back up. Come on, are you with me? So, when you know who you are,
you’ll understand your value. When you know who you are, you’ll get back up
when you fall. And when you know
who you are, you’ll become a
creator of things. When you know who you are,
you know, “Wait a minute, I’m made in the image of God. I have creativity, I have
ability, I have skills, I have an anointing. I have–I have wisdom.
I have the power of God. I have the Holy Spirit
living inside of me. I can do all things through
Christ which strengthens me. I’m creative, I have
business ideas and inventions coming out of me. There’s something in me
that God wants to bring out.” But you got to know
who you are, and you’re going to start
creating things. You got to know who you are,
and you’re going to have an extraordinary future. You might have a terrible past,
but you’re going to have an extraordinary future
when you know who you are. And when you know who you
are, you’re going to be able to exercise your
authority, your authority. Now, contrast that with
what happens when you don’t know who you are. When you don’t know who you are, you can’t walk in your
God-given authority. Let’s look at a person–let’s
look at a situation that describes that in Acts
chapter 19, verse 15. Acts chapter 19,
verse 15, look at this. Look at what the
Bible says, folks. Acts chapter 19, verse 15,
and it says that the evil spirit answered and said– if you go back to verse 14,
let’s look there. It says, “God was doing
extraordinary miracles by the hand of Paul. Sick people were being healed,
evil spirits were coming out.” Then verse 13, “Then some of the
Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of
the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying,
‘We exercise you,’ or, ‘We cast you out by the Jesus
whom Paul preaches.'” Now, notice how they
describe this. “We cast you out by the
Jesus who Paul preaches.” Like they didn’t–they
didn’t know Jesus themselves. And if you don’t know
Jesus, you don’t know yourself. You got to know him
to know yourself. You got to know what God’s
like to know what you’re like. Why? Because you’re made
in the image of God. So, if you know what God’s like,
you can say, “Oh, that’s what God’s like? Well, then that’s what I’m like because I’m made in
his image,” right? So, these guys
didn’t know Jesus, so they didn’t know themselves. So, they said, “We exorcise you. We cast you out by the name of
the Jesus that Paul preaches.” And isn’t it interesting
what happened? Look at the next verse,
verse 14. “And there were
seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest,
who did so.” So, there were seven men
there, Jewish priests. They might have been religious, but they didn’t know
who they were. They might have been religious, but they didn’t know
Jesus directly. And if they didn’t know
Jesus directly, they didn’t know themselves. And what did–and what happened? Verse 15, “And the
evil spirit answered.” Now, this is problem
number one when you’re casting out
an evil spirit. As soon as you talk to it, it
starts talking back to you. That’s a big problem. And the evil spirit–and notice
what the evil spirit said. “And the evil spirit
answered and said, ‘Jesus I know and Paul I know.'” In other words,
“I know both of those dudes, but who are you? Who are you?
Who are you?” See, when you can’t answer who
are you, neither can the devil. When you don’t know who you are, neither will the devil
know who you are. But let me tell you something,
when you know who you are, you can rest assured the
devil knows who you are. When you know who you are,
demons know who you are. Why didn’t this demon
know who these men were? The evil spirit
answered and said, “I know Jesus, and
I know Paul.” He didn’t know them ’cause he
had a relationship with them. He knew them because he
knew they had authority. And he knew that Jesus
walked in authority, and Paul walked in authority. But these people, these seven
religious people, did not know who they were, so the devil
didn’t know who they were. And verse 16, look
at what happens when you don’t know who you are. “Then the man in whom the
evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, prevailed
against them, and they ran out of the house naked and wounded.” They went in with their
religious priestly garments, so holy, so religious. And look at what happened. They were overpowered,
they were prevailed against, they were running for their
lives, they were now naked. That means the devil took their
clothes, and they were wounded. He beat their little behinds. That’s what happens when
you don’t know who you are. You’re going to be overpowered. The enemy is going to
prevail against you. You’re going to be running for
your life the rest of your life. You’re never going to
have your needs met, and you’re always going to be
wounded and damaged, hurt, and injured for one
simple reason. ‘Cause you don’t
know who you are. You see why it’s so
important to know who you are? You see why this is the
single most important thing you can do with your life
to know who you are? Who are you?
Who are you? Go back to verse 14.
“Jesus I know.” Excuse me, verse 15, “Jesus
I know and Paul I know, but who are you?” Jesus I know and Paul I
know, but who are you? Who are you?
Who are you? What are you going to say when
the devil says, “Who are you?” What are you going to say
when the elephant says, “Who are you?” What are you going to say
when life says, “Who are you?” What are you going to say when
sickness says, “Who are you?” What are you going to say when
financial problems say, “Who are you?” What are you going to say
when your health is saying, “Who are you?” What are you going to say
when your job situation is going to say, “Who are you?” What is going to
be your response? They couldn’t answer,
so they were overcome. They couldn’t answer,
so the enemy prevailed. They couldn’t answer, so
they ran for their life. They couldn’t answer,
so they were naked, and they lost
everything they had. They couldn’t answer, they
ran out of the house wounded, broken, damaged, and
in pain and suffering. And I’m here to tell you if you
don’t know how to say it, if you don’t know who you are, and you
don’t know how to say who you are, the same thing’s
going to happen to you. Life is going to overpower you. Situations are going
to prevail against you. Your needs aren’t
going to get met. You’re not going to–you’re
going to be running for your life rather than running to
the race that you’re called to. You’re going to be
running for your life. You’re going to be running
just to save yourself, running just to
protect yourself. Aren’t you tired of
just being a survivor? Aren’t you tired of running? Aren’t you tired of
not knowing who you are? Aren’t you tired of having to
find some new job or career to feel better about yourself, find
a new boyfriend or girlfriend to feel better about yourself? Aren’t you tired of needing
someone in your life to make you feel good
about yourself? Aren’t you tired of people
treating you a certain way in order for you to feel
good about yourself? ‘Cause most of the time, people
aren’t going to treat you the way you want to be treated. That’s why the Bible never says, “Treat people the way
other people treats you.” It says, “Treat people
the way you want it– the way you want to be treated.” Not the way you’ve been treated, but the way you want
to be treated. Aren’t you tired of needing
people to like you to feel better about yourself? Aren’t you tired of needing
people’s attention to feel better about yourself? When life starts cracking down
on you and saying, “Jesus I know and Paul I know,
but who are you?” I want you to be able to
say, “I am a child of God.” I want you to be able to say,
“I am more than a conqueror through him that loved me. I am God’s workmanship
according to Ephesians chapter 2, verse 10. I am a new creature
according to 2 Corinthians 5:17. I am the righteousness of God
according to 2 Corinthians 5:21. I am a believer, not
a doubter according to 2 Corinthians
chapter 4, verse 4. I’m a joint heir with Jesus
Christ according to Romans 8:17. I am an overcomer by
the blood of the Lamb according to Revelations
chapter 12, verse 11. I am a partaker of his
divine nature according to 2 Peter chapter 1,
verse 3 and 4. I am an ambassador of
Jesus Christ according to 2 Corinthians 5, verse 20. I am the temple of the
Holy Spirit according to 1 Corinthians
chapter 6, verse 19. I’m the head and not
the tail according to Deuteronomy 28, verse 13. I’m the light of the
world according to Matthew chapter 5, verse 14. I am his light, I am his
elect, full of mercy, kindness, humility, and
long-suffering according to Colossians chapter
3, verse 12. I am forgiven of all my sins
and washed in the blood of Jesus Christ according to
Ephesians chapter 1, verse 7. I am delivered from the power
of darkness according to Colossians chapter 1,
verse 13. I am redeemed from
the curse of the law.” When the devil says,
“Who are you?” when the curse says,
“Who are you?” you say, “I am redeemed
from the curse of the law. I am blessed coming in and I’m
blessed going out according to Galatians chapter 3,
verse 13.” “Who are you?” “I am called by God to be the
voice of his praise according to 2 Timothy chapter 1,
verse 9.” “Who are you? “I am healed by his stripes
according to 1 Peter chapter 2, verse 24.” “Who are you? “I am seated with him in
heavenly places according to Ephesians chapter 2,
verse 4.” “Who are you?” “I am greatly loved by
God according to Romans chapter 1 verse 7.” Gregory: Well, there’s something
really powerful that happens in our lives when we realize
the Bible is the mirror of who you really are. This is what you
really look like. Oh, the devil has tried to paint
a picture of you looking like a failure, looking like
you’re sick, looking like you’re going to be broke
the rest of your life. You’re looking like you’re
going to be lonely the rest of your life. Those are the pictures
that Satan’s been painting about who you are. And that’s why this teaching
is so vital to understand the Bible is the mirror. It’s who you really are. When you’re not sure
if you’re going to make it, you can go to the Scripture, and
look in the mirror, and say, “I can do all things through
Christ which strengthens me.” You can look in the
mirror and say, “I’m the head and not the tail. I’m above only and not beneath.” This is why the Word of God
needs to be constantly flooding our minds and
renewing our minds because it’s what we
really look like. And when your identity in
your mind is renewed to the true identity of who you are
in Christ, that’s when victory starts showing up in your life. Now listen, you’ve only heard
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5 Comments

  1. Karen Mckenzie

    March 27, 2018 at 4:21 am

    Thank you for still putting your videos up for us !!!You are very inspiring !!Praise Jesus for You!!

  2. Michelle Fiery

    March 31, 2018 at 1:29 am

    Thank you! I am doing your 40 day fast from wrong thinking right now.

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    The New Cult Culture Job Market which Started Right After the 2008 Economic Crash.
    Most companies today comes across as a kind of kindergarten cult that plies its young employees with parties, toys, naps, playtime The open space is usually decorated with bright colored geometric shaped couches, chairs and vintage wood coffee tables, ping pong tables, and football game tables, and resembles a Montessori style kindergarten.
    Fun is mandatory. Workers, many in shorts and flip-flops, are inordinately proud of the “candy wall” where they can fill up on free snacks. There are vast amounts of candy anything from chocolate bars to gum balls, licorice sticks and cream puffs. Dogs roam the halls. Conference rooms contain bean bag chairs. At the open space desks, employees sit on bouncy balls rather than chairs.
    There is usually free lunch, free cupcakes, and free Perugino, and cappuccino. Many of these offices offer free beer every day and all day. Some offices keep a very large stock of hard liquors such as vodka, gin, whisky, and some exotic and dangerous bottles of liquor that come from foreign countries with warning labels on them, “Drink at Your Own Risk” Although one cannot say for sure, some employees are high on something more than just alcohol. Some companies have beer taps installed in the kitchen. For bike commuters, there are showers upstairs with too many employees using them as sex cabins.
    One very famous non-profit charity that has been around for decades, laid-off all their workers who were over the age of 39 and now their entire staff are in their 20’s and early 30’s. They also changed their décor to bean bags, lollipops, and stuffed animals to make the children feel at home.
    Companies since the 2008 economic collapse have refused even meeting with or interviewing anyone over 35 years old with experience. They will only interview “RECENT” college graduate for entry level and mid-level jobs and the salaries start at $50-60,000 per year or even up to $100,000 a year with full benefits and vacation and many other perks. They prefer to even limit and narrow their recruiting efforts to only youngsters from top tier colleges who have played sports and joined fraternities or sororities. Applicants with proven job skills get ignored because, they’re in their 50s and most companies prefer young know-nothings. And then there is what Steve Jobs calls the “Bozo Explosion”. – B players hire C player so they can feel superior to them, and C players hire D players.
    Your immediate manager or boss will most likely be an intern age boss who is a guy with only one previous job (an entry-level gig doing sales for Google). What matters is “scale,” which you create by hiring people right out of college and making work seem fun. Give them foosball and beer, plus cultishly reinforced propaganda oozing with blather about how “you can make the world a better place” and you will secure. Companies now also give employees a lengthy, pseudoscientific, entirely scary-sounding personality test (devised by a crackpot whose claim to fame was creating the Wonder Woman comics). All of this sounds kind of like the bizarre questionnaire Scientologists take while grasping tin cans.
    Some of these companies will have employees where rubber bracelets containing transponders, which are needed to lock and unlock doors when moving about HQ, which means the company is tracking you at all times.
    The office spaces are open, with very little desk space, and no cubicles. Yes, companies can save even more money by packing these people into cavernous rooms, shoulder to shoulder, as densely as they can. You tell them you’re doing this not because you want to save on office space but because this is how their generation likes to work. So now you have to sit very close to your fellow employees, and endure their body odors, their farts, and their smelly lunches, and listen to them hum with headphones on. Because employees have to sit so close together in an open-space the noise level is high, and there are many interruptions and distractions which keep one from being able to focus for very long. This type of seating situation rarely elicits collaboration between employees, and employees never talk to each other all day while in this tight seating arrangement. And they have to avoid eye contact at all times with the people sitting directly opposite them in order to respect another’s internal space. It all looks from a distance like a Chinese factory assembly line and no longer an up-scale normal healthy office environment.
    Also, every employee has their favorite stuffed animals and action figures cluttering their already tiny desk space like young Japanese girls love their “Little Kitty.” Also, every office has at least one office bully, and you are an open-target all day and every day because there is no private space or cubicle to run and hide in. it is almost impossible to dodge the office bully and avoid conflict. Stress is the only result of the open-space Chinese factory assembly line decorated like a kindergarten to subdue the Orwellian reality.
    The company’s CEO or Chief technology officer announces he is bringing a teddy bear to meetings and invites everyone else to do the same. On Halloween, everyone comes to work in a wacky costume so that company can do a group photo captioned, “We dare to be different.”
    Employees are encouraged to come to work in t-shirts, shorts and flip-flop. If the office is cold in the winter and they ask for management to increase the heat, the HR just informs employees to bring in their warm fuzzy bathrobe from home and wear it around the office to keep warm.
    Employees disappear without warning. The human resources people have no clue how to discover talent, asking potential hires the right questions. Well, that is probably because the human resource folks are also “RECENT “ college graduates in their 20’s and they don’t have a clue about how to find and interview good talent, and besides they limited their search to only other “RECENT” college graduates in their 20’s who don’t have a clue either. Meanwhile intelligent, talented, experienced and mature workers over 40 years of age who need to work are kept out of the job market. The work place used to have employees of all different ages. Since people over 40 will never be 24 again and never be a “recent” college graduate in their 20’s ever again, they are forced out of the job market forever which means if they don’t hit the lottery any day now, they will be homeless.
    Which brings us to the most important point in this essay. Since the 2008 economic crash this Hitler Youth Movement to only hire “RECENT” college graduates for both entry-level and mid-level jobs paying $50-60k per year and up with full benefits, has destroyed economically an entire age demographic of candidates seeking employment who are age 40 and over. People age 40, 50 and over lost their 401 k and their savings during the economic crash of 2008 and they needed to go back to work, but since then the powers that be will not even bring them in for an interview let alone hire them even though they have the skills and experience. They hire instead only youth, and create an only youth culture.
    As a result particularly women over 40 have had to survive long-term unemployment, losing their savings, often their marriage, their kids and their family, because no one can live indefinitely without a decent paying job. They have lost their mental and physical health as well. Many educated people over 40 have ended up on welfare and food stamps even though they were willing and able to work, had the skills, including the tech skills, and they had the experience. Many have lost their homes and their apartments and are living on the street. They never took drugs, they never drank, they never lived above their means, they never gambled, and they never had a criminal record. Their only crime is to be over 39 years of age. This shows you how sick our society has become. It has not only the destroyed the lives of good up-right standing citizens and their families in this country, but also put a burden on the welfare system, health care system and a bigger burden on the tax-payers back for all the extra services needed now by out of work Generation X.

  4. sasha88ize

    March 30, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    there's something demonically sexy about him… not sure if his sexiness is from God… But good preaching…

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