But my mother had said to me, “Evelyn, will you pray with me that when I die, the Lord will just take me in my sleep.  I don’t want to have a stroke.  I don’t want the devil to put a stroke on me.  I don’t want to have to be taken care of, maybe not be able to talk before I go.  I just want to go in my sleep.”  Well, praise the Lord, that’s the way she went.  She just went to sleep and went home to be with the Lord, and the Lord answered her prayer.

 But there was still that little fear in my heart that I might have a stroke, just because my mother feared it, then I feared it.  And I realized what the devil was trying to do because he works through your fears, and he finds those little vulnerable spots, you know that nobody else knows about but you and the devil.  Well, the Lord knows about them.  And if you don’t say it out loud, the devil will never find out.  But sometimes we say it out loud.

OR: Don’t preach.  Just tell the story.

ER: All right, I won’t preach.  (Laughter)  He wants all the time. Every time, he wants all the time.  Anyway, I just began saying, “Devil, I won’t have this.  I will not receive this.  In Jesus’ name, you cannot put a stroke on me.  I will not have it.”  And immediately he began to pray for me, and the thing left as fast as it came.  That’s why I say we don’t have to accept what God tries to put on us.  (Applause)

OR: Everybody say, devil, take your hands off God’s property, me. (Response)  Now stand to your feet.  Stomp your right foot. Stomp it again.  Stomp it again.  Say, devil, take your hands off God’s property, me.  Say it again, and put your right hand like this.  Devil, take your hands off God’s property, me.  Say me.

Me.  (Response)  Thank you and be seated.  Brother, sister, I was learning what the thousand times more meant.

And, number seven, He said, “You tell the people to prove the Lord with their tithes and their offerings.”  He said, “Only one time in the Bible have I asked people to prove Me, and that’s with their tithes and their offerings.”  He said in Malachi 3:10, “Bring you all the tithes and all the offerings into the storehouse,” into the work of God, “and prove me now herewith, now herewith,” everybody say it.  (Response)  When is now?  (Now)  Now.  “Prove me now if I will not open the windows of heaven and pour you,” you, not somebody else, you.  Say, me.  (Me)  “Out a blessing where there’s not room enough to receive (or contain) it.”

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