This is “So What if They Don’t Believe?” There are dreams and goals that God has placed within each of us. It may be a dream of starting a ministry or business, or it could be to see a loved one accept Christ. But what happens when your dream faces discouragement and doubt? In this week’s message, Jentezen Franklin gives you 3 keys to standing on the promises of God in the midst of opposition. To hear more inspiring messages from Jentezen Franklin, visit… & subscribe to this channel:

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>> I wanna go quickly,

but I wanna go to Romans 3:3.

“For what if some

do not believe?

Will their unbelief

make the faithfulness

of God without effect?

Certainly not!

Indeed, let God be true

and let every man a liar.

As it is written.”

I love this question Paul asked.

He said, “If God’s promised

you something,

if God’s put a dream

in your heart,

if God’s given you a word

about your family,

if God’s given you a promise

in the scriptures,

confirmed by His Spirit –

I’m not talking about just

something you wish and you want.

I’m talking about when God

has birthed a something

in your heart

and you know He’s spoken

to you about it.

He asked the question,

“What if some don’t believe?”

And so I’m gonna preach today on

“So What If They Don’t Believe?”

He said, “If they don’t believe

what God has told you that

you could do and would do

by His help and by His power

and His anointing.

If they don’t believe

in the dream that

He has given you,

if they say it will not happen;

you’re not talented enough,

you’re not gifted enough,

you’re not good looking enough,

you’re not important enough.

If everybody is not going

to believe in you can you

still hold on to it?

So many people just absolutely

allow the affirmation of people

to hold their dream hostage,

and the call and the purpose and

the plan of God for their life.

“When there is clearance from

all the right people then

I can believe it.”

But there comes times

in life where God will

give you stand alone faith.

And it’s not that you don’t need

people and it’s not that you are

arrogant and proud as though,

you know, you feel like you

can do everything,

“Oh, I don’t need nobody –”

That’s not what

I’m talking about.

I’m talking about when you

know that you know that you

know God said it.

Then you have to reach a point

that you being to ask

the question that Paul

asked when he said,

“So what if they

don’t believe?

Does that make the word

of God to no effect?

Does that make the faithfulness

of God canceled out?”


He told me He was going

to do something.

Does their unbelief make

the word of God to no effect?

Can they cancel out what

you know God has promised

you in His word,

confirmed out of the mouth

of two or three witnesses?

You fasted about it,

you prayed about it,

you found it in the word,

you’ve got people praying

with you and you know that

you know there will always

be opposition to your dream.

So what if they don’t believe?

So what if they don’t

see what you see?

It’s your dream.

The dream doesn’t walk away

when they walk away,

He put it in your belly,

He put in your Spirit

of possibility,

He put it in you heart

and He gave you the giftings

to make it come to pass.

And I came to preach

to dreamers,

so what if they don’t believe?

Tell somebody beside you,

“It’s still going

to come to pass.”

Do it.

Do it.

Say it.

Say it out loud.

There’s still some things

in me that are going to happen

that haven’t happened yet.

You don’t have

to believe in my dream.

I hope you do,

I really want you to,

but I don’t base the dream God

gives me on who stays

and who goes.

If He gave it to me

He’s got the people lined up.

I want to give you three things

you need if you’re gonna hold

on to the dream God gives you,

and the promise and the word

that God gives you.

Three things.

Number one: You’ve got

to determine the origin

or the place that

that dream came from.

What’s the origin of the dream?

Is it God’s dream

or is it your dream?

Because God’s not obligated

to back up dreams

He didn’t give you.

Did it originate from God?

Secondly, you have to determine

the resources that you have.

Because they will fit

the dream that God gives you.

You gotta do inventory

of the gifts and the talents

and the skills and the abilities

that God has given you.

God has given you

resources and talents.

And the gifts that He’s given

you is enough in seed form –

they may have to be developed,

they may have to be coached,

they may have to be mentored,

somebody may have to show you

who you really are and help you

bring out some of the gifts.

But if God gave you the dream,

the talent, the gifting is not

in somebody else, it’s in you.

It should be an indication,

your gifts, your talents,

your desires should

be an indication

of the dreams that God

has for you.

I believe when God gives you

a dream He gives you what you

need to fulfill that dream.

The talent, the skill,

the ability.

If you can’t sing, I doubt God’s

called you to the praise team.

Everybody else knows that,

why don’t you accept that?

He puts it on the inside of you.

You’ve got what you need

to get the dream going.

It’s not in somebody else,

it’s in you.

“Well if they had noticed me.

If they had given me a break.

If that person would

give me that.

If that person would

open up that door.

If that person would do this

for me then I could do it.”

You know that was the mistake

that Sarah, Abraham’s wife

made in the Bible.

She had a dream to have a baby,

but she got so old and her

husband got so old and they were

not able, they were infertile,

and they couldn’t have a baby.

And do you know what?

She thought that her dream had

to come through somebody else.

But anytime God puts

the dream in you,

He puts the ability

to make it happen.

But she thought,

“Well what I’ll do is,

I’m tired of waiting on God

so what I’ll do is,

she went and told Abraham

to go into Hagar

and have a night there

and a little situation

and get her pregnant.

And see there,

that’s being born of the flesh.

And she gave birth

to Ishmael and she said,

“I’ll keep the baby.”

But the dream is dependent

upon somebody else.

Do you understand?

God never wants the dream

dependent on somebody else

doing what they do for you.

He allows all of that and puts

Kingdom connections

in your life,

but you can’t let —

because if you make that person

an idol or that situation

or whatever it is that you think

God has to use to make

it happen once you start

praying to those people,

“Help me, help me, help me.”

Then you start preying

on people because you

begin to try to motivate

and see them as your source.

Thank God for people.

But here’s what I’ve learned,

people are resources.

God is the source,

people are resources.

And sometimes resources change,

but the source is Jehovah Jireh

and He’ll always provide.

Clap your hands and say,

Amen Somebody.

God gave the dream but she

thought that the only way that

dream would be produced was

through somebody else’s

gifting and talent and body.

She started looking

to other people.

She looked to someone else.

God’s gonna birth your dream not

by somebody else’s gifts

and talents, but –

even when you feel like

you don’t have it.

You don’t know what you

have if God put it in you.

And when you compare yourself

to other people you

insult your creator.

When you compare and say,

“I wish I was that person.

I wish I had that.

I wish I could do that.

I wish I had that talent.”

I’m telling you today

that God said,

when He gave you the dream

He gave you the talent

and the ability.

And that’s why you need Him.

Without Him you can do nothing.

God says, “I’m not going to use

somebody else’s gifts.”

Look at somebody and say,

“You gon’ push this one out.

She thought Hagar would push

it out and give birth to it,

but you’re gonna push

this one out.”

He’ll give you a dream

and you can provide that dream.

Say Amen somebody.

The gifts are there,

the talent is there.

I’m gonna use you.

“If they, Pastor.

If they.

If they.”

That’s not God’s will.

If God’s called you He said,

“So what if they don’t believe?

You believe.”

I even thought about how

we get to a place where

the gifts that we have

we don’t even recognize

how powerful they are.

Sometimes you have to say

to yourself, “I’ve got it.

I’ve got it.

I can do this.

I’ve got it.

By His grace I’ve got it.”

“I can,” Paul said.

“I can do all things,”

there it is,

“through Christ who

strengthens,” somebody else.


God came Moses a dream.

He didn’t have

the support of Pharaoh,

he didn’t have the support

of the people he was

even trying to help,

but he kept believing it

and God brought

the dream to pass.

I was in California

a couple weeks ago,

Cherise and I.

And we had a sleep over

with the grandkids,

and little Luca and Leo,

five and four year old.

And I was telling them a story

in bed, a Bible story –

I do that and I use

my imagination with those

little children to hold their —

and so I told then about Moses,

and I told them about how

he had a stutter.

And I acted that out and he went

to the Pharaoh and first God

caught a bush on fire

and their eyes got big and

I just really did that up big.

And it ended up with him

standing before Pharaoh

and he said,

“Let my pe-pe-pe-people go.’

An-and-and all of sudden

Pharaoh said,

‘I will not do it.

I will not let them go.”

And I said, “You know what

happened Luca and Leo?”

They said, “What?”

I said, “God sent frogs.

And the frogs started hopping

up the stairs,

they came through the windows,

they jumped into

the fruit loops,

there were frogs hopping.

They were everywhere.

‘And then I put my hand

up under the sheet.

And I said,’ I think there’s

one in the bed now,

they’re all over the place.

Frogs, frogs.”

And they were giggling

and laughing.

And we went on playing

and then Cherise said,

“Get them to sleep.

Get them to sleep.”

And right before they were going

to sleep Luca spoke up

and he said, “I wanna

tell that story G-daddy.

I wanna tell that story about


I said, “Moses.”

He said, “I wanna

tell about Mo.”

And he said – and he started

telling, he did amazing job.

Said, “The bush exploded

and caught on fire

and God talked ‘and said,’

and Moses went before

Pharaoh and he said,

‘Le-le-le-le-le-let my-my-my-my

people-ple-ple-ple go.”

And he said – and little Leo,

his sister sat up

and just looking at him.

And she got drawn in again,

all over.

And then he said, “And you

know what God did, Leo?”

And she said, “What?”

He said, “God – ‘You know,

he’s have Australian.’

God sent Kangaroos and they

started jumping in the cereal

and jumping in the bed.”

Well I happen to believe

if God said it, He can use mice,

He can use lice,

He can use grasshoppers,

He can use kangaroos

if He has to,

but He’s got the stuff

if you would believe Him.

Clap your hands and say,

“Amen” somebody.

He said, she said, they said.

So what if they don’t believe?

What did God say?

The last thing that

I wanna say to you,

is never let the dream that

God gives you intimidate you.

And by that I mean in two ways;

sometimes when you hear a sermon

like this you feel like you’re

supposed to come up with

some big worldwide,

international dream.

And it almost makes you

feel like that –

what the dream God puts

in your heart is unimportant.

It’s not so big and grand,


But some of the most powerful

people in the Bible did

seemingly insignificant things.

And I thought about how

that Moses mother didn’t

get intimidated by the smallness

of her dream.

“Well what was the smallness?”

She had one dream in life.

“I want to raise Godly children,

in a culture that is anti-God.”

And the Bible said

that Pharaoh — and she —

“I don’t wanna be Hannah,

I don’t wanna be a prophetess,

I don’t wanna be the queen

like Ester, I don’t wanna be,

you know, some – I don’t wanna

write a best-selling book,

I don’t wanna do conferences

like Joyce, I don’t want that.

What I wanna be

is a great mother.”

And she was a bad momma.

Because – I’ma prove it to you.

When Pharaoh and all of his army

were killing all the male

children two years of age

and under, they killed every

child except hers,

because she hid him.

She hid him for three months

and when she couldn’t hide him

anymore that fabulous mother

made a basket out of bulrush

and put him in it and sent

him down the Nile river.

Alligators, crocodiles,

snakes, deep water;

an infant, a small toddler,

two years – under two years

of age in a basket floating

down a massive river.

But I need to tell some parent

that God knows how to keep

our kids in dangerous places.

God says, “They may be out

of your reach but they’re not

out of My reach.”

And when you raise them right

and you create a basket

of faith that you put them in,

they may be going down

the river and crocodiles

may be all around them,

but no weapon

formed against them.

I’m not saying they’re not gon’

go through some stuff,

but I am saying what we have,

so what if they don’t believe?

So what if right now they spit

on that Bible and mock God

and say, “I don’t believe

any of that stuff.

Virgin birth and resurrection.

I’ve gone to university

and I’ve been enlightened.

I’m woke.

I know what –”

You are not woke.

What you are is you gon’ find

out sooner or later through

the trials of life,

a little bit of time you

gon’ come running right

back to the very — C’mon.

So what if they don’t believe?

If you believe God

will be faithful.

See I still believe.

“Believe on the Lord Jesus

Christ and thou shalt

be saved in thy house.”

Still believe Joshua

when he said, “As for me

and my house we will, ‘not me.’

We will, ‘not me and Cherise’,

we will serve the Lord.”

So what if they’re

on drugs right now?

I’m not making light of it,

I’m simply saying,

“So what if they’re backslid?

So what if they’ve gone

into another faith

and another religion?

Don’t you give up.

If God promised it.

He said, “I’m not a man

that I can lie.”

I need somebody to clap

your hands like you believe

the promise today.

Don’t let the smallness

of the dream – Can you see that?

Can you see that baby

going down there?

Watch the plan of God.

And while the baby is going down

the river Pharaoh’s daughter

just happens to be –

If she’s 5 minutes earlier

or 5 minutes later

the basket would have floated

on by in the current.

But she walks down

and she’s bathing

and she hears a baby crying.

And she reaches out

and grabs that basket,

and she picks up

that little baby.

And I must have been a little

biddy fella because she said,

“I love this baby,

but you know, what?

It needs something to eat

and I can’t feed this baby

I’m not able to

breast feed this child,

but I know that there’s a lot

of mother’s whose children

have been slaughter

by my father Pharaoh.”

And about that time there’s

one up in the bushes.

And she said, “I’ve lost

my child but I’ll be glad

to volunteer and take care

of that child.”

And it happened

to be Moses mother.

And he said, “Well if you’ll

do it my daddy Pharaoh,

he’ll pay for the diapers

and he’ll pay for the clothes

and he’ll pay you to do what

you would have done for free.”

What he didn’t know –

you know when you begin to do

what God’s called you to do,

right after that comes

the provision,

comes the resources, comes —

I’m telling you,

wouldn’t you like to give

Pharaoh the whole bill and say,

“Lord I’m just gonna do what

you’ve called me to do.”

She got paid to do what she

would have done for free!

That’s when you know

you’re walking in a dream.

When you’re doing what you’re

doing and you would have

done it for free!

Don’t let anybody

intimidate you!

It seem like a small thing,

just taking and changing

diapers – And she doesn’t have

a worldwide,

international vision,

she just has a vision of —

But Moses brought

the Ten Commandments.

She had a second son

named Aaron, he became the first

high priest that would stand

before God and stop plagues

and offer blood

in the Holy place.

She had one daughter

and the daughter’s

name was Miriam.

And the first time we every see

praise and worship in the Bible

it’s when they went across

the Red Sea, she pulled out her

tambourine and started singing

and writing songs and dancing.

In one household, one mother who

had seemingly a small vision

produce the Ten Commandments,

produced the High Priest

and produced the first worship

service in all of creation.

Don’t be intimidated

by the smallness of your dream.

And lastly, don’t be intimidated

if the dream that God is giving

you is bigger than you think

you’re capable of.

You’re gonna find out

sooner or later that God says,

“If there’s a giant between

you and the dream I can

handle the giant.

I can handle the need.

I can handle and I can give

you all that you need.”

The magnitude of the dream

sometimes will intimidate you.

I wrote this down last night,

God said to tell men and women

under the sound of my voice

that He’s about to finance

your dream.

He’s about to help raise

your Spiritual babies that

you’re giving birth to.

He’s about to open

doors no man can shut.

He’s about to wrap you

in a coat of many colors.

And the favor is gon’ make

you stand out that you walk in.

Somebody give God a mighty

praise if you believe it!

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>> I believe today that

God has made you a promise

and He’s able to bring

it to pass.

So what if they don’t believe?

So what if everything

and everybody doesn’t line up?

As a matter of fact,

when you got a real dream

that God has given you,

there will be opposition.

If you don’t know Him

as your Savior,

let’s get that taken care

of right here, right now.

Pray this prayer.

Say, “Jesus, I surrender to you.

Cleanse me, forgive me.

I want to be clean again;

wash me.

I have so many weaknesses

in my life but you love me.

You’ve never given up on me

and you know what I need

and you know the help

and the strength that I need

to overcome everything

in my life that

wants me to give up.

So today, I turn to You

with all of my heart.

Jesus, receive me, forgive me,

and call me your own.

I receive that miracle

of salvation by faith

in Jesus’ precious name.


Well, in our closing moments

together I wanna share with you

the opportunity you have

in the nation of Israel

to be a mighty blessing.

We partnered with Christian

Friends of Israel

to help Jewish families

move back to their

homeland in Israel.

These families are coming

from all over the world,

nations like Poland,

Venezuela, Ethiopia, and Iran.

They arrive in Israel with

just a few belongings,

most of the time just

a small suitcase

and they’re needing assistance

with their transition.

We’re helping them by providing

the necessities that they

need to start their

new life in Israel.

We’re giving them small

appliances like microwaves

and refrigerators

and washers and dryers,

and even food that they need

in certain times in their life.

That we know these basic things

will make a tremendous

difference in their lives.

As these precious Jewish people

return to the Holy Land,

we can be hands,

we can be the feet of Jesus

to bring comfort with grace

and fulfill prophesy

in our lives.

Thank you so much.

We really need your help.

The end of the year,

let’s end strong.

If this telecast has blessed

you through the year,

would you consider making

an end of the year contribution

to put us over the top

and do these kinds

of good works that

we know Genesis 12 declares?

“God will bless those

that bless Israel.”

Get in on the blessing.

We look forward to hearing

from you this week.

Thank you.

We’ll see you next week.

>> Since biblical times

the Jewish people have

experienced periods

of persecution.

Even today, anti-semitism

is on the rise around the world

but God’s promise is to return

His people to the land

He promised.

And with your help, we can

fulfill biblical prophecy

in the Holy Land.

Jentezen Franklin

Media Ministries

has an important new

ministry partner in Israel

to help us carry out our mission

to help struggling Jewish people

successfully make the

transition back

to their homeland.

Many of these families are

traveling from Africa,

South America, and Europe.

Often, they arrive in Israel

with little more than the

clothes on their backs.

Because of you,

we are hearing countless

stories of Jewish families

who are receiving

the help that they need.

Stories like Yrfu’s,

who moved with her husband

and children from Ethiopia

to their homeland of Israel.

Once she arrived,

she experienced many hardships.

Yrfu’s husband abandoned her

and her four children,

making her a single mother

struggling to provide

for her children.

Now with your help,

she now has a place to call home

with all the basic necessities

to cook, and provide

for her children.

Because of you,

we are hearing more and more

stories like Yrfu’s.

The ongoing regathering

of scattered Jewish families

back to the land of Israel

is a miraculous fulfillment

of biblical prophecy

in our lifetime.

Let’s join together and

continue to ease and comfort

the transition for these

precious Jewish families

returning to their homeland.

Call now or go online today.

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>> It’s something that we have

put an enormous amount

of time and effort into.

300,000 words of commentary,

30 years of Bible study,

over 200 messages preached

right here at Free Chapel.

We took the thoughts

and we worked them in

and then we put

commentary with them.

I put everything I know

in this Bible, I think.

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