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No Place Like Hope Part 3

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May 6, 2018
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Hope Generation with Ben Courson

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No Place Like Hope Part 3

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  • NEGATIVES ARE DEVELOPED.
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  • DID YOU KNOW THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • THAT JESUS IS THE PHOTOGRAPH OF GOD?
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  • WHEN PAUL WRITES THAT JESUS IS THE IMAGE OF GOD,
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  • THAT WORD IS EIKON, WHICH MEANS PHOTOGRAPH.
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  • NO WONDER THE SKY WENT DARK WHEN JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED,
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  • BECAUSE IT WAS THERE IN THE DARKROOM OF GOLGOTHA
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  • THAT JESUS DEVELOPED THE PICTURE
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  • OF A GOD WHO LOVES US TO DEATH.
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  • (MUSIC)
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  • FACE YOUR FEARS WITH THE GOD WHO MADE THE UNIVERSE.
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  • 'CAUSE WHEN YOU DON'T WALK WITH GOD,
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  • NEGATIVES DEVELOP IN THE DARKROOM OF FEAR.
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  • BUT WHEN YOU DO WALK WITH GOD,
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  • LIFE IS LIKE PHOTOGRAPHY.
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  • WE DEVELOP FROM THE NEGATIVES.
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  • (STEADY ROCK MUSIC)
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  • BEING STRESSED MAKES YOU SICK.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, A BROKEN SPIRIT ROTS THE BONES.
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  • BUT WATCH THIS.
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  • A MERRY HEART DOES GOOD LIKE MEDICINE.
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  • (BEN SIGHS)
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  • JESUS SPENT JUST AS MUCH TIME HEALING PEOPLE'S BODIES
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  • AS HE DID TEACHING THEIR SOULS.
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  • HOLISTICALLY, HE'S AFTER THE WHOLENESS OF OUR SALVATION.
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  • I'M BEN COURSON, AND YOU'RE WATCHING HOPE GENERATION.
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  • AND THIS IS PART THREE OF OUR EPISODE
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  • ENTITLED NO PLACE LIKE HOPE .
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  • MY HEART IS THAT WE WOULD GO ON A RAMPAGE
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  • AND WAGE WAR AGAINST DEPRESSION.
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  • IF YOU'RE BROKEN TODAY, REMEMBER THAT IF YOU SOW
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  • IN TEARS TODAY, YOU WILL REAP IN JOY TOMORROW,
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  • BECAUSE BROKEN CRAYONS STILL COLOR.
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  • AND IF YOU'RE BROKEN,
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  • YOU CAN STILL PAINT THE IMAGE OF GOD TO OUR GENERATION.
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  • SO LET'S TAKE IN PART THREE OF THIS EPISODE
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  • ENTITLED NO PLACE LIKE HOPE.
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  • FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU, ISAIAH 41:10.
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  • BE NOT DISMAYED, FOR I AM YOUR GOD.
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  • I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU.
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  • I WILL HELP YOU.
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  • I WILL UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND.
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  • BEHOLD, ALL THOSE WHO ARE INCENSED AGAINST YOU
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  • SHALL BE ASHAMED AND DISGRACED.
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  • THEY SHALL BE AS NOTHING.
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  • AND THOSE WHO STRIVE WITH YOU SHALL PERISH.
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  • YOU SHALL SEEK THEM AND NOT FIND THEM.
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  • THOSE WHO CONTENDED WITH YOU, THOSE WHO ARE AGAINST YOU,
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  • SHALL BE AS NOTHING, AS A NON-EXISTENT THING.
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  • FOR I, THE LORD YOUR GOD, WILL HOLD YOUR RIGHT HAND,
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  • SAYING TO YOU, FEAR NOT, I WILL HELP YOU.
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  • FEAR NOT, I LOVE THIS PART, YOU WORM, JACOB,
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  • YOU MEN OF ISRAEL.
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  • I WILL HELP YOU, SAYS THE LORD,
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  • AND YOUR REDEEMER, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL.
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  • BEHOLD, I WILL MAKE YOU
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  • INTO A NEW THRESHING SLEDGE WITH SHARP TEETH.
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  • YOU SHALL THRESH THE MOUNTAINS
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  • AND BEAT THEM SMALL AND MAKE THE HILLS LIKE CHAFF.
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  • DROP THE MIC.
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  • ISAIAH IS SAYING, THE LORD DECLARES
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  • THAT HE WILL STRENGTHEN YOU WITH HIS RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND.
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  • FEAR NOT, NOR BE DISMAYED,
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  • FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD IS WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO.
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  • NOW, NOTICE, THE REASON YOU DON'T NEED TO FEAR
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  • IS BECAUSE HE HOLDS YOU NOT WITH HIS LEFT HAND
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  • BUT WITH HIS RIGHT HAND.
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  • IN ISAIAH'S CULTURE, IN ANCIENT BIBLICAL TIMES,
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  • TO BE LEFT-HANDED, YOU WERE CURSED.
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  • SO WHEN EHUD WAS BORN A SOUTHPAW IN THE BOOK OF JUDGES,
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  • HE WAS CONSIDERED CURSED.
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  • BUT LITTLE DID HE KNOW, THAT CURSE
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  • WOULD TURN INTO A BLESSING, BECAUSE WHEN HE HAD
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  • A SECRET MISSION AS AN ANCIENT NAVY SEAL
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  • TO GO KILL A ROYAL, TO GO KILL EHUD, PARDON ME,
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  • EGLON, AND HE LOOKED LIKE HIS NAME SOUNDS,
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  • HE WAS AN EGG, HE WAS LIKE, SHAPED LIKE AN EGG.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS EGLON WAS A VERY FAT MAN.
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  • NOW, WHEN THE BIBLE SAYS YOU'RE A VERY FAT MAN,
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  • YOU'RE A VERY FAT MAN.
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  • HE HAD HIS OWN ZIP CODE.
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  • SO HE SNEAKS, I MEAN, WE'RE TALKING JABBA THE HUTT HERE.
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  • HE SNEAKS INTO JABBA'S PRESENCE, AND THE WAY HE
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  • COULD GET IN, THY WORD IS TRUTH.
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  • IF IT SAYS HE'S A VERY FAT MAN, HE'S A VERY FAT MAN.
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  • SO HE SNEAKS INTO THE PRESENCE OF EGLON,
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS, HE PULLED OUT A DAGGER.
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  • THE WORD OF GOD IS SHARPER THAN ANY TWO-EDGED SWORD,
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  • AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT IS THE WORD OF GOD,
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  • HE PULLED OUT THIS WORD, WHICH IS A THING.
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  • HE PULLS OUT THIS SWORD WITH HIS LEFT HAND.
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  • NOW, WHY DID HE GET IN WITH A SWORD?
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  • BECAUSE BACK THEN, THE ROYAL GUARD
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  • WOULD NORMALLY FRISK A PERSON'S LEFT THIGH.
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  • WHY?
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  • 'CAUSE YOU DRAW YOUR SWORD ACROSS YOUR BODY.
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  • SO THEY WOULDN'T HAVE CHECKED HIS LEFT,
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  • BECAUSE BEING A SOUTHPAW BACK THEN WAS CONSIDERED A CURSE.
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  • SO HE SNEAKS IN, 'CAUSE THEY WOULD JUST A CURSORY
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  • SECURITY CHECK, FRISK HIS RIGHT, HE WALKED ON THROUGH.
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  • HE'S ABLE TO EVIDENTLY DRAW FROM HIS RIGHT HIP,
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  • TAKES THE SWORD, AND THE BIBLE SAYS
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  • HIS SWORD DISAPPEARED IN THE FAT.
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  • I WANNA SEE THAT MADE INTO A MOVIE.
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  • THAT'LL BE AWESOME.
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  • AND THE SWORD WENT IN, THE DIRT CAME OUT.
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  • THE SWORD GOES IN, THE DIRT COMES OUT.
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  • THE SWORD GOES IN, THE DIRT COMES OUT.
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  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS.
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  • WHEN THE WORD OF GOD COMES INTO OUR HEART,
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  • THE DIRT COMES OUT.
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  • AND HE WAS ABLE TO DO THAT AS A LEFT-HANDED PERSON
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  • BECAUSE GOD USES THE FOOLISH THINGS OF THE WORLD
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  • TO CONFOUND THE WISE AND THOSE WHO ARE NOBODY
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  • TO BRING INTO THE NOTHING THE THINGS THAT ARE.
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  • BUT TO BE LEFT-HANDED WAS A CURSE.
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  • THAT WAS THE STORY OF EHUD,
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  • HOW THE CURSING WAS TURNED INTO A BLESSING.
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  • GOD SAYS, I WILL TAKE YOU BY YOUR RIGHT HAND.
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  • I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU
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  • WITH THE RIGHT HAND OF MY RIGHTEOUSNESS.
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  • IN JEWISH CULTURE, THE RIGHT HAND WAS THE HAND OF POWER.
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  • SO WHEN YOU SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL, POETIC IMAGERY
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  • OF JESUS SITTING AT THE RIGHT-HAND OF THE THRONE OF GOD,
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  • WHAT THAT'S SAYING IS, HE HAS THE PLACE OF POWER.
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  • THE RIGHT HAND IS THE PLACE OF POWER.
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  • DO YOU SEE?
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  • AND HE SAYS, I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU.
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  • THE SAME GOD THAT MADE FLAMINGOS THAT CAN ONLY EAT
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  • WHEN THEIR HEAD IS UPSIDE DOWN AND ALBATROSS BIRDS
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  • THAT CAN FLY 25 MILES PER HOUR WHILE THEY'RE ASLEEP,
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  • THE SAME GOD WHO MADE ALL THIS STUFF THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING
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  • ABOUT, QUANTUM MECHANICS, ASTROPHYSICS, NEUROLOGY,
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  • THE WHOLE NINE YARDS, HE IS THE ONE STRENGTHENING YOU.
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  • - [CONGREGATION] AMEN.
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  • - AND HE'S REALLY STRONG.
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  • HE'S REALLY STRONG.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, HE MAKES THE STARS
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  • WITH HIS FINGERS, PSALM EIGHT.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS HE LIFTS ISLANDS AS THOUGH THEY
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  • ARE LITTLE THINGS, THE PROPHET ISAIAH DECLARES.
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS, IN HIS ARM DO WE TRUST.
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  • IF HIS FINGERS ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE CAN MAKE STARS,
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  • IF ISAIAH SAYS HE CAN LIFT ISLANDS
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  • AS THOUGH THEY'RE A LITTLE THING, HE'S AN ISLAND CURLER,
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  • THEN THINK WHAT HIS ARM CAN DO.
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  • IN HIS ARM DO WE TRUST.
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  • THAT'S THE LORD SAYING,
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  • I WILL NOT JUST STRENGTHEN YOU WITH MY LEFT HAND.
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  • IF I DID HAVE A DOMINANT HAND, AND I'M AMBIDEXTROUS, GOD
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  • COULD SAY, I WOULD STRENGTHEN YOU WITH MY RIGHT HAND.
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  • IT'S THIS BEAUTIFUL IMAGERY OF GOD SAYING, I WILL
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  • STRENGTHEN YOU WITH HIGHEST POWER, SO DON'T BE AFRAID.
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  • WHY?
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  • BECAUSE YOUR CRITICS, THOSE WHO ARE OUT TO DESTROY YOU,
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  • WILL BECOME AS NOTHING.
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  • NEXT TIME YOU HAVE CRITICS, DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.
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  • JUST THINK, THEY'RE GONNA BECOME AS NOTHING.
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  • GOD DIDN'T TAKE THE ISRAELITES DEEPER TO DROWN THEM.
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  • HE JUST KNEW THAT THE EGYPTIAN CHARIOTEERS COULDN'T SWIM.
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  • AND SO THEY'RE GONNA BECOME AS NAUGHT.
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  • THE BIBLE SAYS, PSALM 114,
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  • THE LORD HAS MADE HIS ENEMIES HIS FOOTSTOOL.
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  • WE'RE THE BODY OF CHRIST.
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  • WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
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  • OUR ENEMIES ARE, THE LORD'S ENEMIES ARE OUR FOOTSTOOL TOO.
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  • SO IF YOU WANNA SAY SOMETHING TO YOUR ENEMY,
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  • YOU BETTER WRITE IT ON YOUR SNEAKERS,
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  • 'CAUSE HE'S UNDER YOUR FEET.
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  • (BEN LAUGHS)
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  • I'M GLAD ONE PERSON LAUGHED.
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  • SEE, I'M TELLING YOU.
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  • KIDS LAUGH MORE THAN ADULTS.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • SO WE DAB ON THEM HATERS.
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  • WE LOVE OUR ENEMIES.
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  • WE CHOOSE TO BE KIND.
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  • FORGIVE AND FORGET.
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  • LET GOD BE THE JUDGE.
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  • BUT HE SAYS, LIKE TEDDY ROOSEVELT SAID,
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  • THE MAN WHO STANDS IN THE ARENA
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  • MATTERS MORE THAN THE CRITIC.
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  • HIS FACE IS MARRED BY BLOOD, SWEAT,
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  • CAKED IN DUST AND TEARS.
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  • BUT HE WILL NOT BE WITH THOSE COLD AND LIFELESS SOULS
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  • WHO KNOW NEITHER VICTORY NOR DEFEAT,
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  • BUT HE KNOWS THE GREAT ENTHUSIASM.
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  • SO IF HE FAILS IN THE ARENA, AT LEAST HE FAILS
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  • WHILE DARING GREATLY, ROOSEVELT SAID.
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  • I WANNA, THEY'VE NEVER MADE A STATUE OF A CRITIC.
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  • I'M GONNA MAKE MESSES.
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  • I'M GONNA FAIL A LOT.
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  • I'M POSITIVE THAT I'M GONNA HAVE SOME HATERS,
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  • BUT I WOULD MUCH RATHER DO SOMETHING WITH MY LIFE.
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  • AND GOD SAYS, DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR HATERS.
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  • DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR ENEMIES.
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  • IT'S NOT GONNA MATTER.
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  • BECAUSE YOU, HE SAYS, YOU ARE A WORM.
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  • YOU SAY WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.
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  • I'M A WORM?
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  • REMEMBER WHAT THE PSALMIST SAID?
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  • I AM A WORM AND NOT A MAN.
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  • HE SAYS THOU WORM, JACOB.
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  • NOTICE WHAT HE SAYS IN OUR TEXT.
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  • THOU WORM, JACOB.
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  • HE SAYS, I WILL GIVE YOU THRESHING TEETH
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  • TO MAKE CHAFF OF MOUNTAINS.
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  • AS MY DAD WOULD SAY, I MIGHT NOT BE MIGHTY MOUSE,
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  • AND I MIGHT NOT BE A IRON MAN, BUT I CAN BE WONDER WORM.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
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  • WHAT A WONDER WORM!
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  • HE'S GONNA MAKE YOU A WORM WITH TEETH,
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  • SO WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE, OH, I'M JUST A WORM SLITHERING
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  • AROUND, YOU CAN SAY, NO, I'M A WORM WITH TEETH.
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  • WHENEVER ANYBODY MAKES ME FEEL WORMY, I'M JUST GONNA SAY,
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  • BUT YOU SHOULD SEE THEM TEETH, THOUGH.
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  • I CAN MAKE CHAFF OF MOUNTAINS.
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  • WOW!
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  • WINSTON CHURCHILL SAID, I MAY BE A WORM,
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  • BUT I DARESAY, I AM A GLOWWORM.
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  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:10:03.150 --> 00:10:04.280
  • THERE'S SOMETHING TO THAT.
  • 00:10:05.010 --> 00:10:06.100
  • SO YOU BECOME WONDER WORM.
  • 00:10:07.160 --> 00:10:08.260
  • I MAY BE A WORM, BUT I DARESAY I'M A GLOWWORM.
  • 00:10:10.260 --> 00:10:12.150
  • I SAY I'M A WORM AND NOT A MAN.
  • 00:10:12.180 --> 00:10:14.010
  • JESUS SAYS, YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:10:14.040 --> 00:10:16.090
  • T.S. ELIOT, ONE OF MY FAVORITE LINES OF POETRY,
  • 00:10:17.220 --> 00:10:20.040
  • LIGHT, THE VISIBLE REMINDER OF INVISIBLE LIGHT.
  • 00:10:20.070 --> 00:10:24.130
  • GOD CALLS ME LIGHT.
  • 00:10:25.250 --> 00:10:26.270
  • I CALL MYSELF A WORM.
  • 00:10:28.170 --> 00:10:29.150
  • HE SAYS, AH, WORM JACOB.
  • 00:10:29.180 --> 00:10:31.140
  • I AM A WORM, NOT A MAN.
  • 00:10:31.170 --> 00:10:32.150
  • HE SAYS YOU'RE THE LIGHT.
  • 00:10:32.180 --> 00:10:34.120
  • YOU THINK YOU'RE A WORM.
  • 00:10:34.150 --> 00:10:35.070
  • YOU'RE GONNA HAVE CRAZY TEETH
  • 00:10:35.100 --> 00:10:37.250
  • THAT WILL JUST THRESH MOUNTAIN TO CHAFF.
  • 00:10:37.280 --> 00:10:40.290
  • AND SO EVEN IF YOU HAVE HATERS,
  • 00:10:42.230 --> 00:10:44.020
  • AS I BEGIN TO DESCEND THE PLANE, IT'S OKAY.
  • 00:10:44.050 --> 00:10:48.120
  • THEY'RE NOT GONNA,
  • 00:10:48.150 --> 00:10:49.240
  • THEY'RE NOT GONNA MATTER AT THE END OF THE DAY.
  • 00:10:49.270 --> 00:10:52.150
  • THAT'S WHAT THIS TEXT IS TELLING US.
  • 00:10:52.180 --> 00:10:54.000
  • AN ENTIRE SEA OF WATER CAN'T SINK A SHIP
  • 00:10:54.030 --> 00:10:56.050
  • UNLESS THE WATER GETS INSIDE THE SHIP.
  • 00:10:56.080 --> 00:10:58.070
  • YOU CAN PUT A SHIP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN,
  • 00:10:58.100 --> 00:11:00.210
  • AND THE ENTIRE ATLANTIC OCEAN CANNOT SINK A LITTLE BOAT
  • 00:11:00.240 --> 00:11:03.270
  • UNLESS THE WATER GETS INSIDE THE BOAT.
  • 00:11:04.000 --> 00:11:06.200
  • SIMILARLY, ALL THE NEGATIVITY OF THE WORLD,
  • 00:11:06.230 --> 00:11:09.190
  • ALL THE BAD NEWS, ALL THE HATERS,
  • 00:11:09.220 --> 00:11:11.240
  • ALL THE JUDGMENTS THAT'S HURLED YOUR WAY,
  • 00:11:11.270 --> 00:11:13.240
  • ALL THE PESSIMISM CANNOT TAKE YOU DOWN
  • 00:11:13.270 --> 00:11:16.120
  • UNLESS YOU GIVE THEM PERMISSION TO GET INSIDE YOU,
  • 00:11:16.150 --> 00:11:19.200
  • TO GET INSIDE YOUR HEAD.
  • 00:11:19.230 --> 00:11:21.010
  • PEOPLE SAY, I'M UPSET BECAUSE HE TICKED ME OFF.
  • 00:11:22.110 --> 00:11:24.070
  • NO, YOU'RE UPSET BECAUSE YOU'RE IRRITABLE.
  • 00:11:24.100 --> 00:11:26.130
  • THE SOUL'S MOVEMENT IS WITHIN ITSELF.
  • 00:11:28.270 --> 00:11:30.020
  • NO ONE CAN MAKE ME ANYTHING.
  • 00:11:30.050 --> 00:11:31.200
  • THEY CAN'T MAKE ME JOYFUL.
  • 00:11:31.230 --> 00:11:33.000
  • WHY?
  • 00:11:33.030 --> 00:11:34.100
  • THE WORLD CAN'T TAKE FROM ME WHAT THEY NEVER GAVE TO ME.
  • 00:11:34.130 --> 00:11:36.090
  • YOU DIDN'T MAKE ME HAPPY OR SAD.
  • 00:11:36.120 --> 00:11:38.050
  • YOU DIDN'T MAKE ME UPSET OR DEPRESSED.
  • 00:11:38.080 --> 00:11:40.250
  • IF I ALLOWED SOMETHING TO GET INSIDE YOU,
  • 00:11:40.280 --> 00:11:42.160
  • I HAD TO GIVE YOU PERMISSION TO DO THAT,
  • 00:11:42.190 --> 00:11:44.020
  • TO SOMETHING TO GET INSIDE ME, I GAVE YOU PERMISSION.
  • 00:11:44.050 --> 00:11:46.040
  • AN ENTIRE SEA OF WATER CAN'T SINK A SHIP
  • 00:11:46.070 --> 00:11:47.200
  • UNLESS IT GETS INSIDE THE SHIP.
  • 00:11:47.230 --> 00:11:48.240
  • ALL THE NEGATIVITY OF THE WORLD CAN'T TAKE ME DOWN
  • 00:11:48.270 --> 00:11:51.070
  • UNLESS I GIVE PERMISSION
  • 00:11:51.100 --> 00:11:53.140
  • FOR THOSE THINGS TO GET INSIDE MY HEAD.
  • 00:11:53.170 --> 00:11:55.270
  • THE SOUL'S MOVEMENT IS WITHIN ITSELF.
  • 00:11:56.000 --> 00:11:57.080
  • ALL THE GREAT METAPHYSICIANS SAID THAT FROM DAYS OF ELD
  • 00:11:57.110 --> 00:11:59.130
  • AND HALCYON DAYS OF YORE.
  • 00:11:59.160 --> 00:12:00.270
  • NOBODY CAN TOUCH YOUR SOUL.
  • 00:12:01.000 --> 00:12:02.010
  • NOBODY CAN UPSET YOU.
  • 00:12:02.040 --> 00:12:02.280
  • NOBODY CAN CAPSIZE YOU.
  • 00:12:03.010 --> 00:12:04.060
  • NOBODY CAN TOUCH YOU.
  • 00:12:04.090 --> 00:12:05.090
  • YOU'RE UNTOUCHABLE.
  • 00:12:05.120 --> 00:12:07.060
  • - [CONGREGATION] AMEN.
  • 00:12:07.090 --> 00:12:08.010
  • - BECAUSE THE BIBLE TEACHES
  • 00:12:08.040 --> 00:12:10.080
  • THAT YOU'RE GONNA BE A WORM WITH TEETH.
  • 00:12:10.110 --> 00:12:12.100
  • HAVE YOU EVER HEARD A PREACHER SAY THAT BEFORE?
  • 00:12:14.030 --> 00:12:16.200
  • WHAT JOY FOR THOSE WHOSE STRENGTH COMES FROM THE LORD.
  • 00:12:16.230 --> 00:12:19.240
  • WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF WEEPING,
  • 00:12:19.270 --> 00:12:21.090
  • IT WILL BECOME A PLACE OF REFRESHING SPRINGS.
  • 00:12:21.120 --> 00:12:23.080
  • THE AUTUMN RAINS WILL CLOTHE IT
  • 00:12:23.110 --> 00:12:25.100
  • WITH BLESSINGS, PSALM 84, VERSE SIX SAYS.
  • 00:12:25.130 --> 00:12:29.130
  • SO, MY FRIENDS, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE FEELING LIKE,
  • 00:12:29.160 --> 00:12:33.180
  • MAN, I LOVE THIS IDEA THAT THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOPE,
  • 00:12:33.210 --> 00:12:35.240
  • BUT I FEEL AWFUL.
  • 00:12:35.270 --> 00:12:37.160
  • DEPRESSION IS AWFUL.
  • 00:12:38.220 --> 00:12:40.090
  • SADNESS IS AWFUL.
  • 00:12:41.060 --> 00:12:43.070
  • THAT'S A SHADOWY VALLEY GOD WALKED
  • 00:12:44.050 --> 00:12:45.210
  • ME THROUGH OVER MANY YEARS.
  • 00:12:45.240 --> 00:12:46.280
  • WE ALL GO THROUGH STUFF.
  • 00:12:47.010 --> 00:12:48.280
  • BUT HERE'S WHAT I NEED TO TELL YOU.
  • 00:12:49.010 --> 00:12:50.230
  • FIND SOLACE IN THE FACT THAT THE GREATEST BIBLE CHARACTERS
  • 00:12:52.240 --> 00:12:56.050
  • OFTEN STRUGGLED WITH DEPRESSION, TOO.
  • 00:12:56.080 --> 00:12:58.030
  • WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE A WORM, AND YOU'D LIKE TO BELIEVE
  • 00:12:59.000 --> 00:13:02.000
  • THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOPE
  • 00:13:02.030 --> 00:13:02.290
  • BUT IT JUST FEELS SURFACE-Y TO YOU,
  • 00:13:03.020 --> 00:13:04.140
  • AND YOU'RE SKIMMING THE SURFACE OF YOUR OWN EXISTENCE
  • 00:13:04.170 --> 00:13:06.170
  • RATHER THAN PLUMBING THE DEEPS, LISTEN.
  • 00:13:06.200 --> 00:13:08.200
  • WHOEVER WROTE PSALM 42, WE DON'T KNOW, SAID TO HIS OWN SOUL,
  • 00:13:11.070 --> 00:13:14.260
  • WHY ARE YOU CAST DOWN?
  • 00:13:14.290 --> 00:13:16.000
  • HAMAN, WHO WAS A WORSHIP LEADER, WROTE PSALM 88,
  • 00:13:16.030 --> 00:13:19.140
  • WHICH HAD ZERO, ZERO LIGHT IN IT.
  • 00:13:19.170 --> 00:13:21.180
  • IT WAS JUST ALL DARK.
  • 00:13:21.210 --> 00:13:22.290
  • IT'S I BELONG AMONG THE DEAD.
  • 00:13:23.020 --> 00:13:25.050
  • DAVID, DAVID WOULD GET SO DOWN
  • 00:13:27.020 --> 00:13:31.090
  • THAT HE ACTUALLY ONCE SAID, MY PROBLEMS
  • 00:13:32.140 --> 00:13:34.270
  • ARE MORE IN NUMBER THAN THE HAIRS OF MY HEAD.
  • 00:13:35.000 --> 00:13:37.080
  • JOB CURSED THE DAY HE WAS BORN AND SAID,
  • 00:13:38.290 --> 00:13:43.110
  • I ABHOR MYSELF, AND SAID IT WAS BETTER THAT I NEVER EXISTED.
  • 00:13:43.140 --> 00:13:46.220
  • ELIJAH WANTED GOD TO KILL HIM.
  • 00:13:48.290 --> 00:13:52.110
  • HE WAS SUICIDAL.
  • 00:13:52.140 --> 00:13:53.130
  • HE SAID, GOD, TAKE MY LIFE.
  • 00:13:53.160 --> 00:13:55.030
  • AND GOD DID SOMETHING VERY PROFOUND.
  • 00:13:56.090 --> 00:13:57.120
  • HE SAID, TAKE A NAP.
  • 00:13:57.150 --> 00:13:58.280
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:13:59.010 --> 00:14:00.270
  • SOMETIMES WHEN YOU'RE SLEEP-DEPRIVED,
  • 00:14:01.000 --> 00:14:02.130
  • THAT'S THE BEST ADVICE.
  • 00:14:02.160 --> 00:14:03.250
  • HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP, THE PSALMIST SAYS.
  • 00:14:03.280 --> 00:14:05.250
  • BUT IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, THE SAME IS TRUE HISTORICALLY.
  • 00:14:05.280 --> 00:14:08.190
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN WALKED AROUND,
  • 00:14:08.220 --> 00:14:10.080
  • THIS IS FOUND IN A FIRST-RATE MADNESS,
  • 00:14:10.110 --> 00:14:12.000
  • WALKED AROUND WITH A SHOTGUN
  • 00:14:12.030 --> 00:14:13.100
  • ALONE IN THE WOODS TEMPTED TO KILL HIMSELF.
  • 00:14:13.130 --> 00:14:15.180
  • WINSTON CHURCHILL DIDN'T WANNA LIVE ON A HIGH BALCONY
  • 00:14:17.160 --> 00:14:19.250
  • BECAUSE HE SAID DESPERATE THOUGHTS DO COME INTO THE HEAD.
  • 00:14:19.280 --> 00:14:22.110
  • (CONGREGATION LAUGHS)
  • 00:14:22.140 --> 00:14:23.170
  • HE DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE ON A SECOND STORY
  • 00:14:23.200 --> 00:14:25.090
  • BECAUSE HE SAID I MIGHT KILL MYSELF AND JUMP OFF
  • 00:14:25.120 --> 00:14:27.210
  • IF I LIVE TOO HIGH UP,
  • 00:14:27.240 --> 00:14:29.190
  • 'CAUSE DESPERATE THOUGHTS DO COME INTO THE HEAD.
  • 00:14:29.220 --> 00:14:31.220
  • MY FAVORITE PAINTING OF ALL TIME, MY PARENTS GOT ME
  • 00:14:31.250 --> 00:14:34.230
  • THIS PAINTING A WHILE AGO, IT'S MY FAVORITE,
  • 00:14:34.260 --> 00:14:36.270
  • IT'S CALLED STARRY NIGHT BE VINCENT VAN GOGH,
  • 00:14:37.000 --> 00:14:39.150
  • THE GREATEST POST-IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
  • 00:14:39.180 --> 00:14:42.130
  • DO YOU KNOW WHERE HE PAINTED STARRY NIGHT?
  • 00:14:42.160 --> 00:14:44.180
  • FROM AN INSANE ASYLUM.
  • 00:14:44.210 --> 00:14:46.040
  • CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON,
  • 00:14:47.210 --> 00:14:48.220
  • WHO WAS PERHAPS THE GREATEST SPEAKER,
  • 00:14:48.250 --> 00:14:50.260
  • CONTEMPORARY OF VAN GOGH, IN THE 19TH CENTURY IN LONDON,
  • 00:14:50.290 --> 00:14:54.060
  • HE WAS SO GOOD, HE WOULD PREACH, HE WOULD SPIT GOLD.
  • 00:14:54.090 --> 00:14:58.270
  • THERE WAS LIKE 5.000 PEOPLE AT THE CHURCH HE PREACHED AT
  • 00:14:59.000 --> 00:15:01.160
  • BEFORE THEY HAD MICROPHONES.
  • 00:15:01.190 --> 00:15:02.190
  • THAT WAS UNHEARD OF.
  • 00:15:02.220 --> 00:15:03.290
  • THAT'S LIKE HAVING A CHURCH OF LIKE, I DON'T KNOW,
  • 00:15:04.020 --> 00:15:05.170
  • 200.000 PEOPLE TODAY OR SOMETHING.
  • 00:15:05.200 --> 00:15:07.160
  • IT WAS INSANE.
  • 00:15:07.190 --> 00:15:08.190
  • AND YET EVERY NIGHT HE SUFFERED WHAT HE CALLED
  • 00:15:08.220 --> 00:15:10.270
  • THE PREACHER'S FAINTING FITS, AND HE HAD GOUT IN HIS FEET,
  • 00:15:11.000 --> 00:15:13.230
  • SO HE HAD A FOOT DISEASE, AND THEN HE'D SIT THERE
  • 00:15:13.260 --> 00:15:15.190
  • SUPER DEPRESSED, AND LIKE, HIS THOUGHTS RAN REALLY DARKLY
  • 00:15:15.220 --> 00:15:19.240
  • WHEN THEY WEREN'T CHECKED.
  • 00:15:19.270 --> 00:15:21.020
  • HE STRUGGLED WITH THE PREACHER'S FAINTING FITS, DEPRESSION.
  • 00:15:21.050 --> 00:15:24.090
  • AND MY HEART FOR YOU IS THAT IF YOU'RE JUST
  • 00:15:24.120 --> 00:15:27.270
  • A LITTLE ANXIOUS OR YOU'RE A LITTLE STRESSED,
  • 00:15:28.000 --> 00:15:29.220
  • OR IF YOU ARE LITERALLY, YOU CAME HERE
  • 00:15:29.250 --> 00:15:31.230
  • AND YOU ARE TEMPTED TO KILL YOURSELF,
  • 00:15:31.260 --> 00:15:33.210
  • I WANNA TELL YOU WHAT ISAIAH SAYS.
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:38.050
  • PAUL LOVED IT SO MUCH, HE REPEATED IT.
  • 00:15:38.080 --> 00:15:40.230
  • YOU READY?
  • 00:15:41.270 --> 00:15:42.220
  • NO EYE HAS SEEN, NO EAR HAS HEARD
  • 00:15:44.100 --> 00:15:48.180
  • WHAT THE LORD HAS IN STORE FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.
  • 00:15:50.180 --> 00:15:53.030
  • IF YOU COULD EVEN BEGIN TO FATHOM WHAT YOUR FUTURE HOLDS,
  • 00:15:56.000 --> 00:16:00.120
  • I KNOW THE THOUGHTS I THINK TOWARD YOU,
  • 00:16:00.150 --> 00:16:02.240
  • TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND A HOPE, IF YOU KNEW,
  • 00:16:02.270 --> 00:16:06.130
  • YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'D DO RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:16:06.160 --> 00:16:07.220
  • YOU WOULD JUMP UP, AND LIKE THE MAN IN ACTS THREE,
  • 00:16:07.250 --> 00:16:09.190
  • YOU'D BE WALKING AND LEAPING AND PRAISING GOD,
  • 00:16:09.220 --> 00:16:11.080
  • AND YOU'D DO LIKE 15 LAPS AROUND THE SANCTUARY.
  • 00:16:11.110 --> 00:16:14.090
  • YOU'D BE LIKE, NO EYE HAS SEEN,
  • 00:16:14.120 --> 00:16:17.240
  • NO EAR HAS HEARD, NO MIND HAS CONCEIVED
  • 00:16:17.270 --> 00:16:19.230
  • WHAT THE LORD HAS IN STORE FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.
  • 00:16:19.260 --> 00:16:21.250
  • GOD'S PLANS FOR YOU ARE SO AMAZING
  • 00:16:21.280 --> 00:16:23.130
  • THAT YOU COULDN'T FATHOM IT IF HE TOLD YOU,
  • 00:16:23.160 --> 00:16:25.070
  • SO HE DOESN'T BOTHER TELLING YOU.
  • 00:16:25.100 --> 00:16:27.130
  • YOU COULDN'T FATHOM IT.
  • 00:16:27.160 --> 00:16:28.210
  • SO, HE GIVES YOU JUST ENOUGH FAITH TO HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
  • 00:16:29.170 --> 00:16:34.100
  • HE GIVES YOU JUST ENOUGH LIGHT TO WALK BY FAITH,
  • 00:16:34.130 --> 00:16:37.190
  • BUT NOT SO MUCH REVELATION OF THE FUTURE
  • 00:16:37.220 --> 00:16:39.160
  • THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO WALK BY FAITH.
  • 00:16:39.190 --> 00:16:41.150
  • WAIT, LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN.
  • 00:16:41.180 --> 00:16:43.130
  • HE REVEALS JUST ENOUGH OF THE FUTURE
  • 00:16:43.160 --> 00:16:45.090
  • TO GIVE YOU HOPE, BUT HE DOES NOT REVEAL SO MUCH
  • 00:16:45.120 --> 00:16:47.170
  • OF THE FUTURE THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO WALK BY FAITH.
  • 00:16:47.200 --> 00:16:49.280
  • HIS WORD IS NOT A FLOODLIGHT.
  • 00:16:50.010 --> 00:16:51.060
  • IT IS A LAMP UNTO YOUR FEET, ONE STEP AT A TIME.
  • 00:16:51.090 --> 00:16:53.210
  • THIS IS ALL I'M TELLING YOU.
  • 00:16:55.240 --> 00:16:56.190
  • READY?
  • 00:16:56.220 --> 00:16:57.200
  • STICKY IDEA, THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOPE.
  • 00:16:57.230 --> 00:16:59.090
  • HERE IT IS.
  • 00:16:59.120 --> 00:17:00.090
  • IF YOU SOW IN TEARS TODAY,
  • 00:17:01.100 --> 00:17:03.070
  • YOU WILL REAP IN JOY TOMORROW, PERIOD.
  • 00:17:03.100 --> 00:17:05.100
  • IF I KNEW THAT WHEN I WAS 18,
  • 00:17:06.190 --> 00:17:07.230
  • I PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED.
  • 00:17:07.260 --> 00:17:09.120
  • I WOULD HAVE HAD MORE HOPE.
  • 00:17:09.150 --> 00:17:11.040
  • I'M SO MUCH MORE JOYFUL NOW, SO MUCH MORE HAPPY NOW,
  • 00:17:11.070 --> 00:17:14.180
  • NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING ANYONE DOES TO ME OR FOR ME.
  • 00:17:14.210 --> 00:17:17.230
  • IT'S BECAUSE NOBODY CAN TAKE FROM ME
  • 00:17:17.260 --> 00:17:19.230
  • WHAT THEY DON'T GIVE TO ME.
  • 00:17:19.260 --> 00:17:20.280
  • I HAVE THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN INSIDE ME.
  • 00:17:21.010 --> 00:17:22.230
  • THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN'S IN YOU, IN YOU.
  • 00:17:22.260 --> 00:17:25.030
  • THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS IN YOU, JESUS SAID.
  • 00:17:25.060 --> 00:17:27.260
  • NOBODY CAN TAKE THAT FROM YOU.
  • 00:17:27.290 --> 00:17:29.180
  • AND HE BRINGS DESIRES TO PASS, AND HE ANSWERS PRAYERS,
  • 00:17:29.210 --> 00:17:32.230
  • AND TRULY GOD IS GOOD, AS THE PSALMIST SAYS.
  • 00:17:32.260 --> 00:17:35.100
  • SO YOU WILL HAVE NIGHTMARES AND YOU WILL HAVE DREAMS, BUT
  • 00:17:35.130 --> 00:17:37.250
  • YOU WILL CONQUER YOUR NIGHTMARES BECAUSE OF YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:17:37.280 --> 00:17:40.080
  • YOU WILL HAVE NIGHTMARES, AND YOU WILL HAVE DREAMS, BUT
  • 00:17:40.110 --> 00:17:42.230
  • YOU WILL CONQUER YOUR NIGHTMARES BECAUSE OF YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:17:42.260 --> 00:17:45.270
  • YOU WILL HAVE NIGHTMARES, AND YOU WILL HAVE DREAMS, BUT YOU
  • 00:17:46.000 --> 00:17:48.180
  • WILL CONQUER YOUR NIGHTMARES BECAUSE OF YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:17:48.210 --> 00:17:51.150
  • OLD MEN, JOEL AND ACTS SAY, WILL DREAM DREAMS.
  • 00:17:51.180 --> 00:17:53.280
  • YOUNG MEN WILL SEE VISIONS.
  • 00:17:54.010 --> 00:17:55.210
  • MAIDENS WILL PROPHESY.
  • 00:17:55.240 --> 00:17:57.040
  • YOU WILL HAVE NIGHTMARES OF SEVEN SKINNY COWS OF FAMINE,
  • 00:17:57.070 --> 00:18:00.030
  • BUT YOU WILL OVERCOME THEM WITH THE DREAMS
  • 00:18:00.060 --> 00:18:01.240
  • OF SEVEN FAT COWS OF PLENTY.
  • 00:18:01.270 --> 00:18:03.210
  • AS YOU PREPARE IN TIMES OF PLENTY FOR THE TIMES OF FAMINE,
  • 00:18:03.240 --> 00:18:06.120
  • YOU USE YOUR DREAMS TO OVERCOME YOUR NIGHTMARES.
  • 00:18:06.150 --> 00:18:09.000
  • YOU WILL HAVE NIGHTMARES, AND YOU WILL HAVE DREAMS,
  • 00:18:09.030 --> 00:18:11.090
  • BUT YOU WILL CONQUER YOUR NIGHTMARES BECAUSE
  • 00:18:11.120 --> 00:18:14.090
  • OF YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:18:14.120 --> 00:18:15.190
  • I WISH I KNEW THAT, BUT I'M TELLING YOU THIS
  • 00:18:15.220 --> 00:18:18.180
  • SO YOU CAN SAVE YOURSELF A LOT OF DESPAIR.
  • 00:18:19.130 --> 00:18:21.160
  • I MEAN, I KNEW THAT INTELLECTUALLY.
  • 00:18:22.160 --> 00:18:23.190
  • I JUST DIDN'T NECESSARILY BELIEVE THAT.
  • 00:18:23.220 --> 00:18:25.240
  • BUT IT'S TRUE.
  • 00:18:25.270 --> 00:18:27.110
  • SO WHAT I WANNA DO FOR YOU IS PLAY FOR YOU
  • 00:18:27.140 --> 00:18:29.070
  • A QUICK MINI MOVIE, THEN WE'LL BE ON OUR WAY, THAT JEFF
  • 00:18:29.100 --> 00:18:31.270
  • DIRECTED AND THE HOPEGEN TEAM IS DOING SO AMAZING.
  • 00:18:32.000 --> 00:18:35.210
  • WE ALL FILMED THIS AT THE ESTUARY ON THE COAST,
  • 00:18:35.240 --> 00:18:38.080
  • AND THIS IS A POEM THAT REALLY HELPED ME THROUGH A TIME
  • 00:18:38.110 --> 00:18:40.230
  • OF DEPRESSION TO FIND THAT THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOPE.
  • 00:18:40.260 --> 00:18:44.020
  • SO, GUYS, TAKE IT AWAY.
  • 00:18:44.050 --> 00:18:45.280
  • LET'S HIT IT, AND THEN I'LL COME UP WITH A CLOSING REMARK,
  • 00:18:46.010 --> 00:18:48.020
  • AND WE'LL BE ON OUR WAY.
  • 00:18:48.050 --> 00:18:49.180
  • (THUNDER CRACKS)
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  • THIS POEM CHANGED MY LIFE.
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  • IT WAS WRITTEN BY RUDYARD KIPLING,
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  • THE AUTHOR OF THE JUNGLE BOOK, AND IT'S CALLED IF .
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  • IF YOU CAN KEEP YOUR HEAD WHEN ALL ABOUT YOU
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  • ARE LOSING THEIRS AND BLAMING IT ON YOU,
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  • IF YOU CAN TRUST YOURSELF WHEN ALL MEN DOUBT YOU
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  • BUT MAKE ALLOWANCE FOR THEIR DOUBTING TOO,
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  • IF YOU CAN WAIT AND NOT BE TIRED BY WAITING
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  • OR BEING LIED ABOUT, DON'T DEAL IN LIES,
  • 00:19:14.250 --> 00:19:17.110
  • OR BEING HATED, DON'T GIVE WAY TO HATING,
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  • AND YET DON'T LOOK TOO GOOD NOR TALK TOO WISE,
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  • IF YOU CAN DREAM AND NOT MAKE DREAMS YOUR MASTER,
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  • IF YOU CAN THINK BUT NOT MAKE THOUGHTS YOUR AIM,
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  • IF YOU CAN MEET WITH TRIUMPH AND DISASTER
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  • AND TREAT THOSE TWO IMPOSTERS JUST THE SAME,
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  • IF YOU CAN BEAR TO HEAR THE TRUTH
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  • YOU'VE SPOKEN TWISTED BY KNAVES TO MAKE A TRAP FOR FOOLS
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  • OR WATCH THE THINGS YOU GAVE YOUR LIFE TO BROKEN
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  • AND STOOP AND BUILD THEM UP WITH WORN OUT TOOLS,
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  • IF YOU CAN MAKE ONE HEAP OF ALL YOUR WINNINGS
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  • AND RISK IT ON ONE TURN OF PITCH-AND-TOSS
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  • AND LOSE AND START AGAIN AT YOUR BEGINNINGS
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  • AND NEVER BREATHE A WORD ABOUT YOUR LOSS,
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  • IF YOU CAN FORCE YOUR HEART IN NERVE AND SINEW
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  • TO SERVE YOUR TURN LONG AFTER THEY ARE GONE
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  • AND SO HOLD ON WHEN THERE IS NOTHING IN YOU
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  • EXCEPT THE WILL WHICH SAYS TO THEM, HOLD ON,
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  • IF YOU CAN TALK WITH CROWDS AND KEEP YOUR VIRTUE
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  • OR WALK WITH KINGS NOR LOSE THE COMMON TOUCH,
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  • IF NEITHER FOES NOR LOVING FRIENDS CAN HURT YOU,
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  • IF ALL MEN COUNT WITH YOU BUT NONE TOO MUCH,
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  • IF YOU CAN FILL THE UNFORGIVING MINUTE WITH 60 SECONDS'
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  • WORTH OF DISTANCE RUN, YOURS IS THE EARTH,
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  • AND EVERYTHING THAT'S IN IT, AND WHICH IS MORE:
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  • YOU'LL BE A MAN, MY SON.
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  • PAUL THE APOSTLE SAID ACQUIT YOURSELVES LIKE MEN
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  • AND BE STRONG WHEN EVERYTHING'S GOING WRONG.
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  • (UPLIFTING ROCK MUSIC)
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  • (CONGREGATION CHEERS AND APPLAUDS)
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  • WOULD YOU STAND WITH ME?
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  • IF YOU WANNA WATCH THAT AGAIN OR IF YOU THINK
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  • IT WOULD HELP SOMEBODY, IT HELPED ME THROUGH THOSE YEARS,
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  • YOU JUST HAVE TO TYPE IN HOPE GENERATION, IF .
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  • THAT'S WHAT IT'S CALLED, IF .
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  • HOPE GENERATION IF ON YOUTUBE.
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  • AND WE JUST RELEASED IT THIS MORNING.
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  • BUT HERE'S THE DEAL.
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  • BE STRONG.
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  • SOMETIMES THAT'S IT.
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  • LIKE, THERE'S NO HOPE.
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  • I'M A WORM.
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  • THERE'S NO FUTURE.
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  • JUST BE STRONG.
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  • CHOOSE IT.
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  • GOD'S COMMANDMENTS ARE GOD'S ENABLEMENTS.
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  • BE STRONG.
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  • ACQUIT YOURSELVES LIKE MEN.
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  • BE WOMEN WARRIORS.
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  • BE STRONG.
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  • YOU'RE GONNA GET THROUGH THIS.
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  • WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW IS UNDERSTAND THAT GOD
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  • WILL STRENGTHEN YOU WITH HIS RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND,
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  • BUT YOU GOTTA BE STRONG.
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  • AND WHEN YOU'RE STRONG, YOU'RE GONNA FIND
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  • THAT YOUR STORM CANNOT TAKE YOU WHERE GOD CANNOT KEEP YOU,
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  • THAT THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL NEITHER SLUMBERS NOR SLEEPS,
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  • AND YOU THINK YOU WERE GOING IN YOUR OWN STRENGTH,
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  • BUT REALLY, IT WAS HIS RIGHTEOUS RIGHT HAND
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  • THAT WAS STRENGTHENING YOU ON THE JOURNEY.
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  • SO, GIVE EVERYTHING BUT UP.
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  • GIVE YOUR HEART TO GOD.
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  • GIVE YOUR LIFE TO GOD.
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  • GIVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS TO GOD.
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  • GIVE YOUR EMOTIONS TO GOD.
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  • GIVE YOUR FUTURE TO GOD.
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  • GIVE HIM EVERYTHING.
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  • THE ONE THING YOU CAN'T GIVE IS, GIVE EVERYTHING BUT UP.
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  • DO NOT GIVE UP.
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  • THE PSALMIST SAID, I WOULD HAVE DESPAIRED,
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  • BUT I BELIEVED TO SEE THE GOODNESS OF THE LORD
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  • IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING.
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  • AND IF YOU ARE BEING MADE MISERABLE BY THE ENEMY TODAY,
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  • IT'S BECAUSE GOD'S GONNA REDEEM IT
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  • TO MAKE YOU MEMORABLE TOMORROW.
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  • IF GOD COULD CAUSE MOSES, WHO WAS SO INELOQUENT
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  • THAT HE COULD NOT EVEN TALK, HE STUTTERED
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  • AND STUMBLED OVER HIS SPEECH, AND HE BECAME
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  • THE MOST POWERFUL LAWGIVER OF HISTORY,
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  • HE SPOKE TO THREE MILLION ISRAELITES THE ORACLES OF GOD
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  • AND COULD USE A STAFF TO PART A RED SEA,
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  • IF GOD COULD USE JOSIAH TO BE EIGHT YEARS OLD
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  • AND BECOME KING AT 16 YEARS OLD,
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  • HE'S SEEKING THE LORD AT 20 YEARS OLD,
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  • HE'S LIVING A REVIVAL IN JUDAH AND BURNING THE BONES
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  • OF PAGAN PRIESTS ON THEIR OWN PAGAN ALTARS
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  • BEFORE BURNING THE ALTARS THEMSELVES
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  • AND DISCOVERING THE BOOK OF THE LAW TO LEAD A REVIVAL
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  • IN ALL OF ISRAEL AS HE TEARS IS GARMENTS IN THE TEMPLE
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  • AND HE CHANGES HIS GENERATION,
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  • IF GOD COULD USE CALEB, WHO WAS 85 YEARS OLD
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  • AND SAYS I DO NOT WANT THE RESORT ON BEACH SIDE
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  • OF THE SEA OF GALILEE, I WANT THE HEBRON MOUNTAINS,
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  • GIVE ME THE ANAKIM GIANTS,
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  • AND HE BOUGHT TO FLIGHT ANAKIM GIANTS
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  • WHEN HE WAS A SENIOR CITIZEN AND A GOLDEN AGER,
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  • IF GOD COULD USE JONAH WHO WENT 2.500 MILES
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  • IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION GOD CALLED HIM TO PREACH IN,
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  • AND HE GOT SO DEPRESSED THAT HE ACTUALLY CRIED
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  • WHEN A WORM ATE HIS PLANT, AND GOD USED HIM TO LEAD
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  • THE GREATEST REVIVAL IN ASSYRIAN OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY,
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  • AS THE ASSYRIANS WERE SAVED IN NINEVEH,
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  • IF GOD COULD USE PETER TO TURN A LIQUID INTO A SIDEWALK
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  • AS HE BRAVED THE WAVE, ENDURED AND THRIVED ON THE STORM
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  • AND TREAD UPON THE TEMPEST, IF GOD CAN USE
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  • THE BIBLE CHARACTERS IN THIS GREATER DAYS OF ELD,
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  • AND THE BIBLE SAYS ELIJAH WAS A MAN OF LIKE PASSIONS AS YOU,
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  • YOU'RE JUST LIKE THEM, THEN GOD CAN DO ANYTHING IN OUR LIFE.
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  • WE ARE NOT GONNA BE REMEMBERED AS THE MOPE GENERATION.
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  • WE'RE GONNA BE THE PEOPLE WHO CHANGE THIS WORLD.
  • 00:24:11.100 --> 00:24:13.270
  • WE'RE GONNA BE THE PEOPLE WHO FLOUT THE BAD NEWS
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  • AND DECLARE THE GOOD NEWS.
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  • WE'RE GONNA BE THE PEOPLE WHO GO OUT THERE
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  • AND WE'RE GONNA SAY, I KNOW THE WORLD IS DARK,
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  • SO THAT'S THE PERFECT PLATFORM FOR ME TO BE A LIGHT IN IT.
  • 00:24:21.270 --> 00:24:24.200
  • I KNOW THE WORLD'S REALLY DEPRESSED, AND THAT SUICIDE
  • 00:24:24.230 --> 00:24:27.010
  • IS THE TOP 10 LEADING CAUSES OF DEPRESSION,
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  • AND THAT DEPRESSION IS A REAL, REAL STRUGGLE
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  • THAT PEOPLE HAVE, SO I'M GONNA GO RIGHT IN THERE
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  • AND TELL PEOPLE OF THE GOD OF HOPE.
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  • WE'RE GONNA BE THE PEOPLE
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  • WHO DON'T GO DOWN AS THE MOPE GENERATION.
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  • WE'RE GONNA GO DOWN AS THE HOPE GENERATION.
  • 00:24:39.120 --> 00:24:41.190
  • I KNOW SUICIDE IS THE TOP 10 LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH.
  • 00:24:41.220 --> 00:24:44.080
  • I KNOW THAT ANTIDEPRESSANTS ARE THE BESTSELLING DRUG TODAY.
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  • IT DOESN'T MATTER.
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  • WE WERE BORN FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
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  • WE WERE BORN TO GIVE HOPE TO OUR GENERATION.
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  • WE WERE BORN TO GO TO OUR CORNER OF THE WORLD,
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  • AND EVERY SPHERE OF INFLUENCE WE FIND OURSELVES IN,
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  • WE'RE GONNA MAKE PEOPLE MORE JOYFUL.
  • 00:24:57.220 --> 00:24:59.080
  • WE'RE GONNA MAKE THEM MORE HOPEFUL.
  • 00:24:59.110 --> 00:25:00.230
  • THEY'RE GONNA SEE THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS JOY,
  • 00:25:00.260 --> 00:25:02.230
  • AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD WHICH IS JOY IN THE HOLY GHOST.
  • 00:25:02.260 --> 00:25:04.280
  • WE'RE GONNA SEE OLD MEN DREAMING DREAMS
  • 00:25:05.010 --> 00:25:07.030
  • WHEN THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GIVING UP.
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  • WE'RE GONNA SEE YOUNG MEN SEEING VISIONS
  • 00:25:08.170 --> 00:25:10.200
  • WHEN THEY WANTED TO KILL THEMSELVES.
  • 00:25:10.230 --> 00:25:12.050
  • WE'RE GONNA SEE MAIDENS PROPHESYING
  • 00:25:12.080 --> 00:25:14.060
  • WHEN THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD NO VOICE.
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  • WE'RE GONNA SEE THE SPIRIT OF GOD FALL ON ALL FLESH
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  • WHEN WE THOUGHT THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD HAD ABANDONED OUR
  • 00:25:18.270 --> 00:25:20.240
  • GENERATION, AND WE'RE GONNA SEE THE KINGDOM COME TO EARTH
  • 00:25:20.270 --> 00:25:23.270
  • AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, BECAUSE THAT IS THE WILL OF GOD,
  • 00:25:24.000 --> 00:25:26.140
  • AND IF JESUS PRAYED THAT THE KINGDOM WOULD COME TO EARTH
  • 00:25:26.170 --> 00:25:29.020
  • AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, YOU CAN BET YOUR BOTTOM DOLLAR
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  • THAT HE PRAYED RIGHT ACCORDING TO GOD'S WILL,
  • 00:25:31.230 --> 00:25:34.050
  • AND YOU HAVE NOT BECAUSE YOU ASK NOT.
  • 00:25:34.080 --> 00:25:36.090
  • AND JESUS ASKED FOR THE KINGDOM TO COME, AND THE KINGDOM
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  • IS ON ITS WAY, SO LET'S BE HARBINGERS OF HOPE,
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  • SHOWING OUR GENERATION THAT GOD IS THE ANCHOR OF HOPE,
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  • AND THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOPE.
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  • WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE SAY AMEN IF YOU CAN TESTIFY
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  • TO THE FAITHFULNESS AND GOODNESS AND HOPE OF GOD.
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  • (CONGREGATION APPLAUDS)
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  • HE'S GOOD.
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  • (UPBEAT INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC)
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  • A GERMAN PHILOSOPHER AND METAPHYSICIAN ONCE SAID,
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  • IN ORDER FOR A DANCING STAR TO BE BORN,
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  • THERE MUST BE CHAOS IN THE SOUL.
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  • NOW, ACCORDING TO ASTROPHYSICS, THERE IS TRUTH IN THAT.
  • 00:26:06.280 --> 00:26:09.250
  • DID YOU KNOW FOR A STAR TO BE BORN, A GASEOUS NEBULA
  • 00:26:09.280 --> 00:26:13.060
  • MUST FIRST COLLAPSE?
  • 00:26:13.090 --> 00:26:15.020
  • SO COLLAPSE.
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  • THIS IS NOT YOUR DESTRUCTION.
  • 00:26:16.280 --> 00:26:18.180
  • THIS IS YOUR BIRTH.
  • 00:26:18.210 --> 00:26:20.130
  • IF YOUR HEART IS BROKEN, IF THERE'S CHAOS IN THE SOUL,
  • 00:26:20.160 --> 00:26:24.040
  • IF YOU FEEL DOOM AND GLOOM ALL AROUND YOU,
  • 00:26:24.070 --> 00:26:27.020
  • THAT DOES NOT AFFECT THE GOD OF HOPE INSIDE YOU.
  • 00:26:27.050 --> 00:26:30.110
  • YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU SEEM,
  • 00:26:30.140 --> 00:26:32.120
  • YOU'RE SMARTER THAN YOU THINK, YOU'RE BRAVER THAN YOU LOOK,
  • 00:26:32.150 --> 00:26:35.130
  • 'CAUSE YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST.
  • 00:26:35.160 --> 00:26:37.000
  • YOU DO NOT HAVE THE SPIRIT OF FEAR.
  • 00:26:37.030 --> 00:26:38.250
  • AND IN YOUR WEAKNESS, HIS STRENGTH IS MADE PERFECT.
  • 00:26:38.280 --> 00:26:42.140
  • THIS IS BEN COURSON,
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  • AND YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING HOPE GENERATION.
  • 00:26:43.200 --> 00:26:46.030
  • AND FRIENDS, REMEMBER, THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOPE.
  • 00:26:46.060 --> 00:26:49.250
  • 00:26:49.280 --> 00:27:02.090
  • I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOUR STORIES OF HOPE
  • 00:27:02.120 --> 00:27:04.230
  • HAVE IMPACTED THE TEAM OF HOPE GENERATION
  • 00:27:04.260 --> 00:27:07.000
  • TO KNOW THAT LIVES ARE BEING CHANGED
  • 00:27:07.030 --> 00:27:09.140
  • BY THE MESSAGE OF THE GOD OF HOPE.
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  • IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACCESS MORE HOPE CONTENT,
  • 00:27:11.150 --> 00:27:13.250
  • CHECK OUT OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE, OUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS,
  • 00:27:13.280 --> 00:27:16.290
  • HEAR OUR RADIO BROADCAST, ACCESS OUR APP AND PODCAST,
  • 00:27:17.020 --> 00:27:20.260
  • YOU CAN VISIT BENCOURSON.COM.
  • 00:27:20.290 --> 00:27:23.190
  • (MUSIC)
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