God's Got This

October 19, 2022 | 290 | 27:29

Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

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Joel Osteen | God's Got This | October 19, 2022
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  • >> joel osteen: well, god
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  • >> joel osteen: well, god bless you.
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  • Bless you. it's a joy to come into your
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  • It's a joy to come into your homes, and if you're ever in
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  • Homes, and if you're ever in our area, please stop by and
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  • Our area, please stop by and be a part of one of our
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  • Be a part of one of our services.
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  • Services. i promise you, we'll make you
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  • I promise you, we'll make you feel right at home.
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  • Feel right at home. i like to start with
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  • I like to start with something funny and i heard
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  • Something funny and i heard about this 92-year-old man.
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  • He wasn't feeling up to par,
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  • He wasn't feeling up to par, so he went to the doctor.
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  • So he went to the doctor. a few days later, the doctor
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  • A few days later, the doctor saw him out in the park with
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  • Saw him out in the park with a beautiful, young lady by
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  • A beautiful, young lady by his side.
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  • His side. he seemed as happy as can be.
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  • He seemed as happy as can be. the doctor said, "wow, you
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  • The doctor said, "wow, you sure are feeling a lot
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  • Sure are feeling a lot better, aren't you?"
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  • Better, aren't you?" he said, "yes, doctor, i'm
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  • He said, "yes, doctor, i'm just following your orders.
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  • Just following your orders. you said get a hot mama and
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  • You said get a hot mama and stay cheerful."
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  • Stay cheerful." the doctor said, "i didn't
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  • The doctor said, "i didn't say that.
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  • Say that. i said you got a heart
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  • I said you got a heart murmur, be careful."
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  • Murmur, be careful." he heard what he wanted to
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  • He heard what he wanted to hear, but say it like you
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  • Hear, but say it like you mean it.
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  • Mean it. this is my bible.
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  • This is my bible. i am what it says i am.
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  • I am what it says i am. i have what it says i have.
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  • I have what it says i have. i can do what it says i can
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  • I can do what it says i can do.
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  • Do. today, i will be taught the
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  • Today, i will be taught the word of god.
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  • Word of god. i boldly confess my mind is
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  • I boldly confess my mind is alert, my heart is receptive,
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  • Alert, my heart is receptive, i will never be the same, in
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  • I will never be the same, in jesus' name.
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  • Jesus' name. god bless you.
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  • I want to talk to you today
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  • I want to talk to you today about "god's got this."
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  • About "god's got this." we all have things that come
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  • We all have things that come against us.
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  • Against us. it's easy to live uptight,
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  • Wondering how it's going to
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  • Wondering how it's going to work out.
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  • Work out. what if the medical report
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  • What if the medical report isn't good?
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  • Isn't good? what if my finances don't get
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  • What if my finances don't get better?
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  • Better? what if my child doesn't get
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  • What if my child doesn't get accepted in that school?
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  • Accepted in that school? we tried to figure it out,
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  • We tried to figure it out, we've done our best, but we
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  • We've done our best, but we don't see anything changing.
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  • Don't see anything changing. if weren't not careful, we'll
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  • If weren't not careful, we'll live worried, discouraged,
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  • Live worried, discouraged, not expecting it to get
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  • Not expecting it to get better.
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  • Better. but there's a simple phrase
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  • But there's a simple phrase you have to keep down in your
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  • You have to keep down in your spirit, "god's got this."
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  • Spirit, "god's got this." he's on the throne.
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  • He's on the throne. he sees what's happening.
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  • He sees what's happening. he already has the solution.
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  • He already has the solution. you don't have to figure it
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  • You don't have to figure it out.
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  • Out. there may not be a logical
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  • There may not be a logical answer.
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  • Answer. in the natural, you don't see
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  • In the natural, you don't see a way.
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  • A way. that's okay, we serve a
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  • That's okay, we serve a supernatural god.
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  • Supernatural god. he has ways to do it we've
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  • He has ways to do it we've never thought of.
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  • Never thought of. instead of trying to force it
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  • Instead of trying to force it to happen, living uptight,
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  • To happen, living uptight, you have to let go and let
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  • You have to let go and let god.
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  • God. when you turn it over to him
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  • When you turn it over to him and say, "god, i know you've
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  • And say, "god, i know you've got this.
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  • Got this. i know you're in control,"
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  • I know you're in control," not only will you feel the
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  • Not only will you feel the heaviness, the weight lift
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  • Heaviness, the weight lift off of you, but god will make
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  • Off of you, but god will make things happen that you
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  • Things happen that you couldn't make happen, and
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  • Couldn't make happen, and some of the things that are
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  • Some of the things that are frustrating you now,
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  • Frustrating you now, causing you to lose sleep,
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  • Causing you to lose sleep, that would all change if you
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  • Would have this new sleep,
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  • Would have this new sleep, perspective that god's gotou
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  • Perspective that god's gotou this.
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  • This. sometimes we're trying to
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  • Sometimes we're trying to play god.
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  • Play god. we're trying to make our boss
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  • We're trying to make our boss promote us, and make
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  • Promote us, and make ourselves get well, and make
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  • Ourselves get well, and make the contract go through, but
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  • The contract go through, but as long as we're trying to
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  • As long as we're trying to force it, living frustrated,
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  • Force it, living frustrated, worried, then god steps back.
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  • Worried, then god steps back. but when you take your hands
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  • But when you take your hands off and say, "god, i know
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  • You've got this.
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  • You've got this. i'm not going to worry about
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  • I'm not going to worry about my finances.
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  • My finances. i'm not going to live uptight
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  • I'm not going to live uptight because of the medical
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  • Because of the medical report.
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  • Report. i'm not going to be
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  • I'm not going to be frustrated because i haven't
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  • Frustrated because i haven't met the right person.
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  • Met the right person. god, i trust your timing and
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  • God, i trust your timing and i trust your ways.
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  • I trust your ways. my life is in your hands."
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  • My life is in your hands." god never promised that we
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  • God never promised that we wouldn't have difficulties,
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  • Wouldn't have difficulties, but he did promise he would
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  • But he did promise he would give us strength for every
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  • Give us strength for every battle.
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  • Battle. he would take what was meant
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  • He would take what was meant for harm and use to our
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  • For harm and use to our advantage.
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  • Advantage. you may have a good reason to
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  • You may have a good reason to worry about something, in your
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  • Worry about something, in your health, your finances, a
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  • Health, your finances, a dream.
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  • Dream. you've done everything you
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  • You've done everything you can.
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  • Can. doesn't look like it's going
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  • Doesn't look like it's going to work out.
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  • To work out. stay in faith.
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  • Stay in faith. god is saying, "i've got
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  • God is saying, "i've got this.
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  • This. i'm working behind the
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  • I'm working behind the scenes.
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  • Scenes. i'm in the process of turning
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  • I'm in the process of turning it around.
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  • It around. it's just a matter of time
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  • It's just a matter of time before you see things change
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  • Before you see things change in your favor."
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  • In your favor." now, live out of a place of
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  • Now, live out of a place of peace, a place of trust.
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  • Peace, a place of trust. it may not happen the way you
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  • It may not happen the way you thought, but god's ways are
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  • Thought, but god's ways are better than our ways.
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  • Better than our ways. god knows what's best for
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  • God knows what's best for you.
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  • You. he's got this.
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  • He's got this. in the scripture, a young man
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  • In the scripture, a young man named daniel worked for king
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  • Darius.scripture, a young man
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  • Darius.scripture, a young man the king loved daniel.r king
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  • The king loved daniel.r king daniel was so good at what he
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  • Daniel was so good at what he did, the king was going to
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  • Did, the king was going to put daniel in charge of his
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  • Put daniel in charge of his whole empire.
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  • Whole empire. but when the other leaders
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  • But when the other leaders heard this, they were
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  • Heard this, they were jealous.
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  • Jealous. they came up with a plan to
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  • They came up with a plan to get rid of daniel.
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  • When you excel, when your
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  • When you excel, when your gifts come out in great ways,
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  • Gifts come out in great ways, don't be surprised if people
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  • Don't be surprised if people get jealous.
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  • Get jealous. everyone is not going to
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  • Everyone is not going to celebrate you.
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  • Celebrate you. some people will try to find
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  • Some people will try to find fault and hold you back.
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  • Fault and hold you back. the good news is people don't
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  • The good news is people don't determine your destiny, god
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  • Does.ood news is people don't
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  • Does.ood news is people don't keep being your best and let
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  • Keep being your best and let god fight your battles.
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  • God fight your battles. don't get distracted trying
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  • Don't get distracted trying to prove to them who you are.
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  • To prove to them who you are. god will be your vindicator.
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  • God will be your vindicator. god will take care of your
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  • God will take care of your enemies.
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  • Enemies. these people that were
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  • These people that were against daniel tried to
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  • Against daniel tried to manipulate the king.
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  • Manipulate the king. they said, "king, you're so
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  • They said, "king, you're so great, we've written a decree
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  • That for the next 30 days, no
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  • That for the next 30 days, no one can pray to anyone except
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  • One can pray to anyone except you.
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  • You. if they do, they'll be thrown
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  • If they do, they'll be thrown into a lions' den."
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  • Into a lions' den." they did this because they
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  • They did this because they knew daniel prayed to
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  • Knew daniel prayed to jehovah.
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  • Jehovah. they convinced the king to
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  • They convinced the king to sign this decree, but that
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  • Sign this decree, but that didn't change daniel.
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  • Didn't change daniel. three times a day, just like
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  • Three times a day, just like normal, he knelt down on his
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  • Normal, he knelt down on his knees, opened his windows,
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  • Knees, opened his windows, and prayed to the god of
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  • And prayed to the god of abraham, the god of isaac,
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  • Abraham, the god of isaac, the god of jacob.
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  • The god of jacob. they ran back and told the
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  • They ran back and told the king, "this guy daniel, one
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  • King, "this guy daniel, one of the captives from the
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  • Of the captives from the tribe of judah, is defying
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  • Tribe of judah, is defying your order."
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  • Your order." the king was upset with
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  • The king was upset with himself.
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  • Himself. he knew they had manipulated
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  • He knew they had manipulated him, but he couldn't go back
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  • Him, but he couldn't go back on his word, so he had daniel
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  • On his word, so he had daniel sent to the lions' den.
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  • Sent to the lions' den. what's interesting is that
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  • What's interesting is that whole night, the king fasted
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  • Whole night, the king fasted for daniel.
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  • For daniel. when you're in difficult
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  • When you're in difficult situations, god has people
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  • Situations, god has people praying for you that you
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  • Praying for you that you don't know anything about.
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  • Don't know anything about. this king was supposed to be
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  • This king was supposed to be his enemy, but he was
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  • His enemy, but he was actually believing for
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  • Actually believing for daniel's safety.
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  • Daniel's safety. when they arrested daniel and
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  • When they arrested daniel and took him to the lions' den,
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  • He wasn't afraid, worried,and
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  • He wasn't afraid, worried,and panicked.to the lions' den,
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  • Panicked.to the lions' den, he understood this principle.
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  • He understood this principle. a little earlier, daniel had
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  • A little earlier, daniel had seen his friends, shadrach,
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  • Seen his friends, shadrach, meshach, and abednego.
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  • Meshach, and abednego. the hebrew teenagers get
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  • The hebrew teenagers get thrown into a fiery furnace
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  • Thrown into a fiery furnace and come out without the
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  • And come out without the smell of smoke.
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  • Smell of smoke. daniel's attitude was, "god's
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  • Daniel's attitude was, "god's got this.
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  • Got this. i'm in the palm of his hand.
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  • I'm in the palm of his hand. nothing can snatch me away.
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  • Nothing can snatch me away. if it's not my time to go,
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  • If it's not my time to go, i'm not going to go."
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  • I'm not going to go." he stayed in peace.
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  • He stayed in peace. the apostle paul said, "for
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  • The apostle paul said, "for me to live is christ and to
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  • Me to live is christ and to die is gain."
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  • Die is gain." he was saying, in effect, "if
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  • He was saying, in effect, "if i live, i'm going to give god
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  • I live, i'm going to give god praise, and if i don't live,
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  • Praise, and if i don't live, i'm going to give god praise.
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  • Either way, i'm going to stay
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  • Either way, i'm going to stay in faith knowing that god's
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  • In faith knowing that god's got this."
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  • Got this." what you're facing may be
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  • What you're facing may be bigger, stronger, more
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  • Bigger, stronger, more powerful, but when you refuse
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  • Powerful, but when you refuse to worry, when you refuse to
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  • To worry, when you refuse to live stressed out, instead
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  • Live stressed out, instead you stay in peace, thanking
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  • You stay in peace, thanking god that he's fighting your
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  • God that he's fighting your battles, knowing that he's in
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  • Battles, knowing that he's in control, you are showing god
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  • By your actions that you'rein
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  • By your actions that you'rein trusting him.are showing god
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  • Trusting him.are showing god one evening, the authorities
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  • One evening, the authorities threw daniel into the lions'
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  • Threw daniel into the lions' den.
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  • Den. they expected him to be eaten
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  • They expected him to be eaten in a few minutes.
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  • In a few minutes. these were hungry lions.
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  • These were hungry lions. that's the way it always
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  • That's the way it always happened.
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  • Happened. but god supernaturally closed
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  • But god supernaturally closed the mouths of the lions.
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  • The mouths of the lions. for some reason, they
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  • For some reason, they thought, "i'm not hungry
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  • Thought, "i'm not hungry tonight.
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  • Tonight. i don't feel like eating."
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  • One said, "yeah, i'm full too.
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  • One said, "yeah, i'm full too. i've got indigestion.
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  • I've got indigestion. i'm going to bed."
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  • I'm going to bed." god made daniel unappetizing
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  • God made daniel unappetizing to those lions.
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  • To those lions. have you ever sat down to
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  • Have you ever sat down to eat, but when you look at the
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  • Eat, but when you look at the food, you think, "ugh, i'm
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  • Food, you think, "ugh, i'm not hungry for this"?
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  • Not hungry for this"? i used to love tuna
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  • I used to love tuna sandwiches.
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  • Sandwiches. i would eat one every night.
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  • I would eat one every night. a few years after we were
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  • A few years after we were married, i'd had a virus for
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  • Married, i'd had a virus for a day or so and i was just
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  • A day or so and i was just getting over it, and
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  • Getting over it, and victoria, being nice, brought
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  • Victoria, being nice, brought me a tuna sandwich.
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  • Me a tuna sandwich. when i smelled that tuna, i
  • 00:08:46.571 --> 00:08:48.340
  • When i smelled that tuna, i almost threw up.
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  • Almost threw up. i thought, "that is the
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  • I thought, "that is the worst-smelling food in all
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  • Worst-smelling food in all the world," yet i would eat
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  • The world," yet i would eat one every day.
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  • One every day. i could imagine when these
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  • I could imagine when these lions looked at daniel, they
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  • Lions looked at daniel, they were confused, thinking, "we
  • 00:08:59.851 --> 00:09:02.220
  • Were confused, thinking, "we should eat this man.
  • 00:09:02.287 --> 00:09:04.356
  • Should eat this man. we like a good steak dinner,
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  • We like a good steak dinner, but something is different
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  • But something is different tonight.
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  • Tonight. we don't have our normal
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  • We don't have our normal appetite."
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  • Appetite." god knows how to make you
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  • God knows how to make you unappetizing to the enemy.
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  • What should normally take you
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  • What should normally take you out, what should normally.
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  • Out, what should normally. defeat you, for some reason,
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  • Defeat you, for some reason, it can't harm you, it can't
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  • It can't harm you, it can't stop your business, it can't
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  • Stop your business, it can't take your health.
  • 00:09:28.013 --> 00:09:29.314
  • Take your health. there is a bloodline god has
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  • Put around you and your
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  • Put around you and your family.
  • 00:09:33.451 --> 00:09:34.819
  • Family. god controls the universe.
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  • God controls the universe. he controls the lions.
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  • He controls the lions. he controls the enemies.
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  • He controls the enemies. you're not at the mercy of
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  • You're not at the mercy of random events, people wanting
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  • Random events, people wanting to do you wrong, bad breaks.
  • 00:09:45.096 --> 00:09:47.632
  • To do you wrong, bad breaks. god has a hedge of protection
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  • God has a hedge of protection around you.
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  • Around you. nothing can happen without
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  • Nothing can happen without his permission.
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  • His permission. that's why we don't have to
  • 00:09:54.873 --> 00:09:55.940
  • That's why we don't have to live worried, uptight.
  • 00:09:56.007 --> 00:09:58.443
  • Live worried, uptight. we're in a controlled
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  • Environment.
  • 00:09:59.344 --> 00:10:01.046
  • Environment. when the hebrew teenagers
  • 00:10:01.112 --> 00:10:02.647
  • When the hebrew teenagers were about to be thrown into
  • 00:10:02.714 --> 00:10:04.249
  • Were about to be thrown into the fiery furnace because
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  • The fiery furnace because they wouldn't bow down to the
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  • They wouldn't bow down to the king's golden idol, they
  • 00:10:07.485 --> 00:10:09.320
  • King's golden idol, they said, "we know our god will
  • 00:10:09.387 --> 00:10:11.823
  • Said, "we know our god will deliver us, but even if he
  • 00:10:11.890 --> 00:10:14.592
  • Deliver us, but even if he doesn't, we're still not
  • 00:10:14.659 --> 00:10:16.261
  • Going to bow down."
  • 00:10:16.361 --> 00:10:18.029
  • Going to bow down." they weren't panicked.
  • 00:10:18.096 --> 00:10:19.431
  • They weren't panicked. they weren't upset, bitter.
  • 00:10:19.497 --> 00:10:21.966
  • They weren't upset, bitter. they knew they were in a
  • 00:10:22.033 --> 00:10:23.568
  • They knew they were in a controlled environment.
  • 00:10:23.635 --> 00:10:25.670
  • Controlled environment. they were saying like paul,
  • 00:10:25.737 --> 00:10:27.338
  • They were saying like paul, "if we live, we're going to
  • 00:10:27.405 --> 00:10:28.840
  • "if we live, we're going to give god praise.
  • 00:10:28.907 --> 00:10:30.475
  • Give god praise. if we don't live, we're going
  • 00:10:30.542 --> 00:10:32.243
  • If we don't live, we're going to go to heaven and still
  • 00:10:32.310 --> 00:10:33.645
  • To go to heaven and still give god praise."
  • 00:10:33.712 --> 00:10:35.246
  • Give god praise." they stayed in faith, knowing
  • 00:10:35.313 --> 00:10:37.115
  • They stayed in faith, knowing that god has the final say,
  • 00:10:37.182 --> 00:10:40.018
  • That god has the final say, and yes, at some point we're
  • 00:10:40.085 --> 00:10:41.486
  • And yes, at some point we're all going to die, but i've
  • 00:10:41.553 --> 00:10:43.088
  • All going to die, but i've made up my mind i'm going to
  • 00:10:43.154 --> 00:10:44.522
  • Made up my mind i'm going to die in faith.
  • 00:10:44.589 --> 00:10:46.191
  • Die in faith. i'm going to die believing,
  • 00:10:46.257 --> 00:10:48.193
  • I'm going to die believing, expecting, trusting,
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  • Expecting, trusting, praising, smiling, with a
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  • Praising, smiling, with a good attitude, knowing that
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  • Good attitude, knowing that god is in complete control.
  • 00:10:54.232 --> 00:10:57.469
  • God is in complete control. nothing can snatch you out of
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  • Nothing can snatch you out of his hands.
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  • His hands. the number of your days he
  • 00:11:00.538 --> 00:11:02.474
  • The number of your days he will fulfill.
  • 00:11:02.540 --> 00:11:03.641
  • Will fulfill. in life and in death, we have
  • 00:11:03.708 --> 00:11:06.878
  • In life and in death, we have to know god's got this.
  • 00:11:06.945 --> 00:11:09.347
  • In the lions' den that night,
  • 00:11:09.447 --> 00:11:11.249
  • In the lions' den that night, daniel wasn't uptight, on
  • 00:11:11.316 --> 00:11:12.584
  • Daniel wasn't uptight, on thinking, "i've made it
  • 00:11:12.650 --> 00:11:14.018
  • Thinking, "i've made it this far, but any moment
  • 00:11:14.085 --> 00:11:15.553
  • This far, but any moment these lions could turn on
  • 00:11:15.620 --> 00:11:16.721
  • These lions could turn on me."
  • 00:11:16.788 --> 00:11:17.622
  • Me." animals can sense when you're
  • 00:11:17.689 --> 00:11:19.357
  • Animals can sense when you're afraid.
  • 00:11:19.424 --> 00:11:20.525
  • Afraid. they know when you're scared
  • 00:11:20.592 --> 00:11:21.760
  • They know when you're scared of them.
  • 00:11:21.826 --> 00:11:22.794
  • Of them. but when you're calm, you
  • 00:11:22.861 --> 00:11:24.929
  • But when you're calm, you have your shoulders back,
  • 00:11:24.996 --> 00:11:26.464
  • Have your shoulders back, you're confident, they know
  • 00:11:26.531 --> 00:11:27.799
  • You're confident, they know you're the authority.
  • 00:11:27.866 --> 00:11:29.801
  • You're the authority. we go hiking in the mountains
  • 00:11:29.868 --> 00:11:31.636
  • We go hiking in the mountains sometimes.
  • 00:11:31.703 --> 00:11:32.804
  • Sometimes. they tell you, "if you see a
  • 00:11:32.871 --> 00:11:34.339
  • They tell you, "if you see a bear, don't take off
  • 00:11:34.405 --> 00:11:35.807
  • Bear, don't take off running."
  • 00:11:35.874 --> 00:11:37.075
  • Running." don't panic.
  • 00:11:37.142 --> 00:11:38.309
  • Don't panic. don't lose your poise.
  • 00:11:38.376 --> 00:11:39.677
  • Don't lose your poise. be still, be calm, carry
  • 00:11:39.744 --> 00:11:42.547
  • Yourself with a quiet
  • 00:11:42.647 --> 00:11:44.115
  • Yourself with a quiet confidence.
  • 00:11:44.182 --> 00:11:45.784
  • Confidence. in the same way, when you
  • 00:11:45.850 --> 00:11:47.519
  • In the same way, when you face enemies in life, the
  • 00:11:47.585 --> 00:11:49.788
  • Face enemies in life, the enemy of sickness, the enemy
  • 00:11:49.854 --> 00:11:51.422
  • Enemy of sickness, the enemy of addiction, the enemy of
  • 00:11:51.489 --> 00:11:53.124
  • Of addiction, the enemy of debt, those enemies can sense
  • 00:11:53.191 --> 00:11:56.327
  • Debt, those enemies can sense when you're afraid of them.
  • 00:11:56.394 --> 00:11:57.996
  • When you're afraid of them. they'll take more ground.
  • 00:11:58.062 --> 00:11:59.831
  • They'll take more ground. that's why the scripture
  • 00:11:59.898 --> 00:12:00.765
  • That's why the scripture says, "give no place to the
  • 00:12:00.832 --> 00:12:03.034
  • Says, "give no place to the enemy."
  • 00:12:03.101 --> 00:12:04.235
  • Enemy." but when they see you
  • 00:12:04.302 --> 00:12:05.270
  • But when they see you standing strong, thanking god
  • 00:12:05.336 --> 00:12:07.872
  • Standing strong, thanking god when you could be
  • 00:12:07.939 --> 00:12:08.940
  • When you could be complaining, being good to
  • 00:12:09.007 --> 00:12:10.842
  • Complaining, being good to people when you could be
  • 00:12:10.909 --> 00:12:12.177
  • People when you could be bitter, at peace when you
  • 00:12:12.243 --> 00:12:14.712
  • Bitter, at peace when you could be panicked, you are
  • 00:12:14.779 --> 00:12:16.714
  • Could be panicked, you are sending a message to those
  • 00:12:16.781 --> 00:12:18.483
  • Sending a message to those enemies that says loud and
  • 00:12:18.550 --> 00:12:20.585
  • Enemies that says loud and clear, "you have no power
  • 00:12:20.652 --> 00:12:22.921
  • Clear, "you have no power over me.
  • 00:12:22.987 --> 00:12:23.788
  • Over me. you cannot stop me.
  • 00:12:23.855 --> 00:12:25.456
  • You cannot stop me. my god is in control, and if
  • 00:12:25.523 --> 00:12:27.926
  • My god is in control, and if he be for me, who dare be
  • 00:12:27.992 --> 00:12:29.661
  • He be for me, who dare be against me?"
  • 00:12:29.727 --> 00:12:31.896
  • Against me?" i can imagine daniel, instead
  • 00:12:31.963 --> 00:12:34.032
  • I can imagine daniel, instead of worrying, he found a nice,
  • 00:12:34.098 --> 00:12:36.267
  • Of worrying, he found a nice, soft piece of grass, laid
  • 00:12:36.334 --> 00:12:38.670
  • Soft piece of grass, laid down, fell asleep.
  • 00:12:38.736 --> 00:12:40.872
  • Down, fell asleep. early the next morning, the
  • 00:12:40.939 --> 00:12:42.674
  • Early the next morning, the king came running out to the
  • 00:12:42.740 --> 00:12:44.142
  • King came running out to the lions' den to see what
  • 00:12:44.209 --> 00:12:45.844
  • Lions' den to see what happened.
  • 00:12:45.910 --> 00:12:46.978
  • Happened. the scripture says he called
  • 00:12:47.045 --> 00:12:48.913
  • The scripture says he called out in anguish, "daniel,
  • 00:12:48.980 --> 00:12:51.583
  • Out in anguish, "daniel, servant of the living god,
  • 00:12:51.649 --> 00:12:54.085
  • Servant of the living god, was the god you constantly
  • 00:12:54.152 --> 00:12:56.020
  • Was the god you constantly worship able to save you?"
  • 00:12:56.087 --> 00:12:59.023
  • Worship able to save you?" notice how he addressed
  • 00:12:59.090 --> 00:13:00.391
  • Notice how he addressed daniel.
  • 00:13:00.458 --> 00:13:01.993
  • Daniel. daniel was in there because
  • 00:13:02.060 --> 00:13:03.328
  • Daniel was in there because he was worshiping a different
  • 00:13:03.394 --> 00:13:04.662
  • He was worshiping a different god, yet the king called him,
  • 00:13:04.729 --> 00:13:07.265
  • God, yet the king called him, "daniel, son of the living
  • 00:13:07.332 --> 00:13:09.434
  • "daniel, son of the living god."
  • 00:13:09.500 --> 00:13:10.435
  • God." even the king knew something
  • 00:13:10.501 --> 00:13:11.870
  • Even the king knew something was different about daniel.
  • 00:13:11.936 --> 00:13:13.872
  • When he saw daniel comething
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  • Walking toward him, unharmed,
  • 00:13:15.506 --> 00:13:18.443
  • Walking toward him, unharmed, passing the lions, the king
  • 00:13:18.509 --> 00:13:20.478
  • Passing the lions, the king couldn't believe it.
  • 00:13:20.545 --> 00:13:21.679
  • Couldn't believe it. he was overjoyed.
  • 00:13:21.746 --> 00:13:23.348
  • He was overjoyed. verse 23 says, "not a scratch
  • 00:13:23.414 --> 00:13:26.117
  • Verse 23 says, "not a scratch was found on daniel because
  • 00:13:26.184 --> 00:13:28.419
  • Was found on daniel because he trusted in his god."
  • 00:13:28.486 --> 00:13:31.322
  • Amazing things happen when
  • 00:13:31.422 --> 00:13:33.224
  • Amazing things happen when you stay in faith and trust
  • 00:13:33.291 --> 00:13:35.126
  • You stay in faith and trust god.
  • 00:13:35.193 --> 00:13:36.060
  • God. god not only protected
  • 00:13:36.127 --> 00:13:37.795
  • God not only protected daniel, but the king ordered
  • 00:13:37.862 --> 00:13:40.098
  • Daniel, but the king ordered the men that conspired
  • 00:13:40.164 --> 00:13:41.900
  • The men that conspired against daniel to be arrested
  • 00:13:41.966 --> 00:13:44.669
  • Against daniel to be arrested and thrown into the same
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  • And thrown into the same lions' den, but they didn't
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  • Lions' den, but they didn't have the same outcome.
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  • Have the same outcome. before they hit the ground,
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  • Before they hit the ground, the hungry lions tore them
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  • The hungry lions tore them apart.
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  • Apart. the king issued a new decree.
  • 00:13:55.146 --> 00:13:56.915
  • The king issued a new decree. it said, "from now on,
  • 00:13:56.981 --> 00:13:59.150
  • It said, "from now on, everyone in my kingdom should
  • 00:13:59.217 --> 00:14:01.286
  • Everyone in my kingdom should worship the god of daniel.
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  • Worship the god of daniel. he rescues his people.
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  • He rescues his people. he's the living god."
  • 00:14:05.390 --> 00:14:07.825
  • He's the living god." but here's the key, god
  • 00:14:07.892 --> 00:14:09.661
  • But here's the key, god doesn't deliver us from every
  • 00:14:09.727 --> 00:14:12.263
  • Doesn't deliver us from every difficulty.
  • 00:14:12.330 --> 00:14:13.631
  • Difficulty. most of the time, he takes us
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  • Most of the time, he takes us through the difficulty.
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  • Daniel's faith didn't keep
  • 00:14:18.169 --> 00:14:19.704
  • Daniel's faith didn't keep him out of the lions' den,
  • 00:14:19.771 --> 00:14:22.273
  • Him out of the lions' den, but his faith did make him
  • 00:14:22.340 --> 00:14:24.208
  • But his faith did make him lion-proof.
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  • Lion-proof. that's what brought him out
  • 00:14:25.643 --> 00:14:26.911
  • That's what brought him out of the lions' den.
  • 00:14:26.978 --> 00:14:28.746
  • Of the lions' den. but if daniel, if those
  • 00:14:28.813 --> 00:14:30.181
  • But if daniel, if those teenagers had been worried,
  • 00:14:30.248 --> 00:14:32.917
  • Teenagers had been worried, panicked, negative, maybe
  • 00:14:32.984 --> 00:14:35.086
  • Panicked, negative, maybe there would've been a
  • 00:14:35.153 --> 00:14:35.553
  • There would've been a different outcome.
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  • Different outcome. maybe we wouldn't be talking
  • 00:14:37.088 --> 00:14:38.356
  • Maybe we wouldn't be talking about them today.
  • 00:14:38.423 --> 00:14:40.124
  • About them today. i'm asking you to quit
  • 00:14:40.191 --> 00:14:42.126
  • I'm asking you to quit worrying about what you're
  • 00:14:42.193 --> 00:14:43.628
  • Worrying about what you're facing, quit losing sleep
  • 00:14:43.695 --> 00:14:46.297
  • Facing, quit losing sleep over that child that's not
  • 00:14:46.364 --> 00:14:47.298
  • Over that child that's not doing right, quit being upset
  • 00:14:47.365 --> 00:14:49.901
  • Doing right, quit being upset because somebody did you
  • 00:14:49.968 --> 00:14:50.902
  • Because somebody did you wrong, your dream hasn't come
  • 00:14:50.969 --> 00:14:52.804
  • Wrong, your dream hasn't come to pass yet.
  • 00:14:52.870 --> 00:14:54.038
  • To pass yet. can i tell you, god's got
  • 00:14:54.105 --> 00:14:56.040
  • This.ss yet.
  • 00:14:56.140 --> 00:14:57.275
  • This.ss yet. like he did for daniel, he's
  • 00:14:57.342 --> 00:14:59.143
  • Like he did for daniel, he's going to make a way where you
  • 00:14:59.210 --> 00:15:00.712
  • Going to make a way where you don't see a way.
  • 00:15:00.778 --> 00:15:02.180
  • Don't see a way. like he did for the hebrew
  • 00:15:02.246 --> 00:15:03.314
  • Like he did for the hebrew teenagers, god's going to
  • 00:15:03.381 --> 00:15:05.116
  • Teenagers, god's going to protect you, favor you, get
  • 00:15:05.183 --> 00:15:07.952
  • Protect you, favor you, get you to where you're supposed
  • 00:15:08.019 --> 00:15:08.953
  • You to where you're supposed to be.
  • 00:15:09.020 --> 00:15:10.355
  • To be. david said, "though i walk
  • 00:15:10.421 --> 00:15:12.423
  • David said, "though i walk through the valley of the
  • 00:15:12.490 --> 00:15:14.392
  • Through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear
  • 00:15:14.459 --> 00:15:16.394
  • Shadow of death, i will fear no evil."
  • 00:15:16.461 --> 00:15:17.562
  • No evil." god is not just with you on
  • 00:15:17.628 --> 00:15:19.364
  • God is not just with you on the mountaintops, he's with
  • 00:15:19.430 --> 00:15:21.032
  • The mountaintops, he's with you in the valleys, when
  • 00:15:21.099 --> 00:15:22.667
  • You in the valleys, when you're going through things.
  • 00:15:22.734 --> 00:15:24.235
  • You're going through things. he knows what you're up
  • 00:15:24.302 --> 00:15:26.004
  • He knows what you're up against.
  • 00:15:26.070 --> 00:15:26.938
  • Against. the scripture says god is
  • 00:15:27.005 --> 00:15:28.639
  • The scripture says god is concerned about what concerns
  • 00:15:28.706 --> 00:15:30.908
  • You.
  • 00:15:31.009 --> 00:15:32.076
  • You. a sparrow doesn't fall to the
  • 00:15:32.143 --> 00:15:33.745
  • A sparrow doesn't fall to the ground without god knowing
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  • Ground without god knowing about it.
  • 00:15:35.747 --> 00:15:36.481
  • About it. how much more is god
  • 00:15:36.547 --> 00:15:38.116
  • How much more is god concerned about what's
  • 00:15:38.182 --> 00:15:39.484
  • Concerned about what's happening in your life?
  • 00:15:39.550 --> 00:15:41.486
  • Happening in your life? trust him.
  • 00:15:41.552 --> 00:15:42.687
  • Trust him. live from a place of peace.
  • 00:15:42.754 --> 00:15:44.789
  • Live from a place of peace. this is a decision we have to
  • 00:15:44.856 --> 00:15:46.624
  • This is a decision we have to make on a daily basis, 'cause
  • 00:15:46.691 --> 00:15:49.127
  • Make on a daily basis, 'cause every day there's something
  • 00:15:49.193 --> 00:15:50.428
  • Every day there's something to worry about.
  • 00:15:50.495 --> 00:15:51.929
  • To worry about. there's some reason to get
  • 00:15:51.996 --> 00:15:52.830
  • There's some reason to get upset.
  • 00:15:52.897 --> 00:15:54.232
  • Upset. all through the day, keep
  • 00:15:54.298 --> 00:15:56.000
  • All through the day, keep this phrase close to your
  • 00:15:56.067 --> 00:15:57.235
  • This phrase close to your heart: god's got this.
  • 00:15:57.301 --> 00:15:59.871
  • Heart: god's got this. he's concerned about me.
  • 00:15:59.937 --> 00:16:01.706
  • He's concerned about me. he's working in my life.
  • 00:16:01.773 --> 00:16:03.508
  • He's working in my life. he's bigger than my enemies.
  • 00:16:03.574 --> 00:16:05.109
  • He's bigger than my enemies. he's lining up the right
  • 00:16:05.176 --> 00:16:05.943
  • He's lining up the right people.
  • 00:16:06.010 --> 00:16:07.111
  • People. he's arranging things in my
  • 00:16:07.178 --> 00:16:08.379
  • He's arranging things in my favor.
  • 00:16:08.446 --> 00:16:09.313
  • Favor. that attitude of faith is
  • 00:16:09.380 --> 00:16:11.282
  • That attitude of faith is what allows god to do amazing
  • 00:16:11.349 --> 00:16:13.151
  • What allows god to do amazing things.
  • 00:16:13.217 --> 00:16:14.752
  • Things. four years ago when our son,
  • 00:16:14.819 --> 00:16:16.821
  • Four years ago when our son, jonathan, was going off to
  • 00:16:16.888 --> 00:16:18.189
  • Jonathan, was going off to college for his freshman
  • 00:16:18.256 --> 00:16:19.657
  • College for his freshman year, as parents, we were
  • 00:16:19.724 --> 00:16:22.126
  • Year, as parents, we were concerned about how it was
  • 00:16:22.193 --> 00:16:23.394
  • Concerned about how it was all going to work out, would
  • 00:16:23.461 --> 00:16:25.463
  • He meet the right people,s
  • 00:16:25.563 --> 00:16:26.898
  • He meet the right people,s would he get the right would
  • 00:16:26.964 --> 00:16:27.498
  • Would he get the right would classes.
  • 00:16:27.565 --> 00:16:28.900
  • Classes. because we travel a lot, our
  • 00:16:28.966 --> 00:16:30.701
  • Because we travel a lot, our children were homeschooled,
  • 00:16:30.768 --> 00:16:32.703
  • Children were homeschooled, so he wasn't going to college
  • 00:16:32.770 --> 00:16:34.205
  • So he wasn't going to college with a bunch of friends and
  • 00:16:34.272 --> 00:16:35.640
  • With a bunch of friends and he'd never been in a large
  • 00:16:35.706 --> 00:16:36.674
  • He'd never been in a large classroom setting.
  • 00:16:36.741 --> 00:16:38.543
  • Classroom setting. this particular college has
  • 00:16:38.609 --> 00:16:40.111
  • This particular college has 40.000 students.
  • 00:16:40.178 --> 00:16:41.979
  • 40.000 students. it could've been
  • 00:16:42.046 --> 00:16:42.513
  • It could've been overwhelming.
  • 00:16:42.580 --> 00:16:43.714
  • Overwhelming. victoria really wanted him to
  • 00:16:43.781 --> 00:16:46.017
  • Victoria really wanted him to meet somebody right at the
  • 00:16:46.084 --> 00:16:47.351
  • Meet somebody right at the start so he could have a
  • 00:16:47.418 --> 00:16:48.486
  • Start so he could have a friend or two.
  • 00:16:48.553 --> 00:16:49.921
  • Friend or two. when she was up at the
  • 00:16:49.987 --> 00:16:51.089
  • When she was up at the parents' orientation on
  • 00:16:51.155 --> 00:16:52.657
  • Parents' orientation on campus, she met this lady,
  • 00:16:52.723 --> 00:16:55.326
  • Found out that her son was in
  • 00:16:55.426 --> 00:16:57.462
  • Found out that her son was in the communications department
  • 00:16:57.528 --> 00:16:59.163
  • The communications department like jonathan.
  • 00:16:59.230 --> 00:17:00.598
  • Like jonathan. she seemed like a nice lady,
  • 00:17:00.665 --> 00:17:02.433
  • She seemed like a nice lady, like great people, so
  • 00:17:02.500 --> 00:17:03.801
  • Like great people, so victoria texted jonathan.
  • 00:17:03.868 --> 00:17:06.037
  • Victoria texted jonathan. he was in the students'
  • 00:17:06.104 --> 00:17:06.871
  • He was in the students' orientation.
  • 00:17:06.938 --> 00:17:08.406
  • Orientation. it said, "try to find a guy
  • 00:17:08.473 --> 00:17:10.608
  • It said, "try to find a guy named charlie.
  • 00:17:10.675 --> 00:17:12.243
  • Named charlie. i just met his mother.
  • 00:17:12.310 --> 00:17:13.778
  • I just met his mother. i think you'll like him."
  • 00:17:13.845 --> 00:17:15.246
  • I think you'll like him." well, jonathan read the text
  • 00:17:15.313 --> 00:17:16.714
  • Well, jonathan read the text and thought, "there are
  • 00:17:16.781 --> 00:17:17.715
  • And thought, "there are several thousand people in
  • 00:17:17.782 --> 00:17:19.684
  • Several thousand people in communications, hundreds in
  • 00:17:19.750 --> 00:17:21.986
  • Communications, hundreds in this room alone.
  • 00:17:22.053 --> 00:17:23.488
  • This room alone. how could i ever find him?"
  • 00:17:23.554 --> 00:17:25.356
  • How could i ever find him?" the next session, jonathan
  • 00:17:25.423 --> 00:17:26.991
  • The next session, jonathan walked in and sat down in a
  • 00:17:27.058 --> 00:17:28.659
  • Walked in and sat down in a random chair.
  • 00:17:28.726 --> 00:17:30.361
  • Random chair. the room was packed full of
  • 00:17:30.428 --> 00:17:31.596
  • The room was packed full of students.
  • 00:17:31.662 --> 00:17:32.697
  • Students. at one point, the instructor
  • 00:17:32.763 --> 00:17:34.198
  • At one point, the instructor told them to take a minute
  • 00:17:34.265 --> 00:17:35.433
  • Told them to take a minute and meet somebody.
  • 00:17:35.500 --> 00:17:37.502
  • And meet somebody. jonathan naturally turned to
  • 00:17:37.568 --> 00:17:39.036
  • Jonathan naturally turned to the guy sitting right next to
  • 00:17:39.103 --> 00:17:40.271
  • The guy sitting right next to him.
  • 00:17:40.338 --> 00:17:41.072
  • Him. out of the corner of his eye,
  • 00:17:41.139 --> 00:17:43.074
  • On a notebook, he could see a
  • 00:17:43.174 --> 00:17:44.609
  • On a notebook, he could see a small name written at theeye,
  • 00:17:44.675 --> 00:17:45.910
  • Small name written at theeye, bottom.
  • 00:17:45.977 --> 00:17:46.744
  • Bottom. it said, "charlie."
  • 00:17:46.811 --> 00:17:48.379
  • It said, "charlie." he looked at him and said, "i
  • 00:17:48.446 --> 00:17:51.382
  • He looked at him and said, "i think my mother texted me
  • 00:17:51.449 --> 00:17:52.984
  • Think my mother texted me about you.
  • 00:17:53.050 --> 00:17:54.318
  • About you. are you charlie?"
  • 00:17:54.385 --> 00:17:55.887
  • Are you charlie?" he looked puzzled and he
  • 00:17:55.953 --> 00:17:56.721
  • He looked puzzled and he said, "yes, that means you
  • 00:17:56.787 --> 00:17:58.122
  • Said, "yes, that means you must be jonathan.
  • 00:17:58.189 --> 00:17:59.590
  • Must be jonathan. my mother texted me about
  • 00:17:59.657 --> 00:18:00.658
  • My mother texted me about you."
  • 00:18:00.725 --> 00:18:02.860
  • You." out of thousands of students,
  • 00:18:02.927 --> 00:18:05.563
  • Out of thousands of students, it just so happened they were
  • 00:18:05.630 --> 00:18:07.165
  • It just so happened they were sitting next to each other.
  • 00:18:07.231 --> 00:18:09.233
  • You know what god was saying
  • 00:18:09.333 --> 00:18:10.434
  • You know what god was saying to us as parents?
  • 00:18:10.501 --> 00:18:11.903
  • To us as parents? "i've got this.
  • 00:18:11.969 --> 00:18:13.471
  • "i've got this. i'm in control.
  • 00:18:13.538 --> 00:18:14.872
  • I'm in control. i'm going to watch after your
  • 00:18:14.939 --> 00:18:15.873
  • I'm going to watch after your children."
  • 00:18:15.940 --> 00:18:17.408
  • Children." jonathan and charlie became
  • 00:18:17.475 --> 00:18:18.509
  • Jonathan and charlie became good friends, and recently
  • 00:18:18.576 --> 00:18:20.444
  • Good friends, and recently they sat by each other at
  • 00:18:20.511 --> 00:18:22.113
  • They sat by each other at school one last time as they
  • 00:18:22.180 --> 00:18:24.315
  • School one last time as they graduated together.
  • 00:18:24.382 --> 00:18:26.150
  • Graduated together. charlie told jonathan, "let's
  • 00:18:26.217 --> 00:18:27.752
  • Charlie told jonathan, "let's finish like we started,
  • 00:18:27.818 --> 00:18:29.520
  • Finish like we started, side-by-side."
  • 00:18:29.587 --> 00:18:32.657
  • Side-by-side." are you worrying about your
  • 00:18:32.723 --> 00:18:33.558
  • Are you worrying about your children, stressed out over
  • 00:18:33.624 --> 00:18:35.593
  • Children, stressed out over your job, discouraged because
  • 00:18:35.660 --> 00:18:37.562
  • Your job, discouraged because of a disappointment, thinking
  • 00:18:37.628 --> 00:18:39.297
  • Of a disappointment, thinking it's not going to work out?
  • 00:18:39.363 --> 00:18:40.831
  • It's not going to work out? come back to that place of
  • 00:18:40.898 --> 00:18:42.433
  • Come back to that place of peace.
  • 00:18:42.500 --> 00:18:43.401
  • Peace. god's got this.
  • 00:18:43.467 --> 00:18:45.169
  • God's got this. he's directing your steps.
  • 00:18:45.236 --> 00:18:47.271
  • He's directing your steps. he's bringing the right
  • 00:18:47.338 --> 00:18:48.105
  • He's bringing the right people across your path and
  • 00:18:48.172 --> 00:18:50.241
  • People across your path and your children's path.
  • 00:18:50.308 --> 00:18:52.076
  • Your children's path. he has beauty for the ashes.
  • 00:18:52.143 --> 00:18:54.478
  • He has beauty for the ashes. right now, he's working
  • 00:18:54.545 --> 00:18:55.780
  • Right now, he's working behind the scenes in your
  • 00:18:55.846 --> 00:18:57.515
  • Behind the scenes in your life.
  • 00:18:57.582 --> 00:18:58.282
  • Life. dare to trust him.
  • 00:18:58.349 --> 00:18:59.617
  • Dare to trust him. dare to believe.
  • 00:18:59.684 --> 00:19:01.519
  • Dare to believe. when we worry, we tie the
  • 00:19:01.586 --> 00:19:03.354
  • When we worry, we tie the hands of almighty god.
  • 00:19:03.421 --> 00:19:06.023
  • Hands of almighty god. we all face situations that
  • 00:19:06.090 --> 00:19:07.558
  • We all face situations that are bigger than us, a bad
  • 00:19:07.625 --> 00:19:09.594
  • Are bigger than us, a bad medical report, you lost a
  • 00:19:09.660 --> 00:19:11.395
  • Medical report, you lost a major client, trouble in a
  • 00:19:11.462 --> 00:19:12.897
  • Major client, trouble in a relationship.
  • 00:19:12.964 --> 00:19:14.432
  • Relationship. it's easy to think of all the
  • 00:19:14.498 --> 00:19:15.633
  • It's easy to think of all the reasons why it's not going to
  • 00:19:15.700 --> 00:19:17.168
  • Reasons why it's not going to work out.
  • 00:19:17.235 --> 00:19:18.169
  • Work out. that's when you have to dig
  • 00:19:18.236 --> 00:19:19.203
  • That's when you have to dig your heels in and switch over
  • 00:19:19.270 --> 00:19:21.272
  • Your heels in and switch over into faith.
  • 00:19:21.339 --> 00:19:22.473
  • Into faith. no, god, i know you've got
  • 00:19:22.540 --> 00:19:24.242
  • No, god, i know you've got this.
  • 00:19:24.308 --> 00:19:25.109
  • This. thank you for protecting my
  • 00:19:25.176 --> 00:19:26.377
  • Thank you for protecting my children.
  • 00:19:26.444 --> 00:19:27.378
  • Children. thank you for fighting my
  • 00:19:27.445 --> 00:19:28.312
  • Thank you for fighting my battles.
  • 00:19:28.379 --> 00:19:29.113
  • Battles. thank you for healing my
  • 00:19:29.180 --> 00:19:30.081
  • Thank you for healing my body.
  • 00:19:30.147 --> 00:19:30.948
  • Body. when you're tempted to worry,
  • 00:19:31.015 --> 00:19:32.817
  • When you're tempted to worry, turn it around and thank god
  • 00:19:32.883 --> 00:19:34.819
  • Turn it around and thank god that he's working.
  • 00:19:34.885 --> 00:19:36.153
  • That he's working. daniel could've said, "god, i
  • 00:19:36.220 --> 00:19:38.689
  • Daniel could've said, "god, i was doing the right thing.
  • 00:19:38.756 --> 00:19:40.224
  • Was doing the right thing. i was being my best.
  • 00:19:40.291 --> 00:19:41.559
  • I was being my best. why did this happen to me?"
  • 00:19:41.626 --> 00:19:43.127
  • Why did this happen to me?" but sometimes god will allow
  • 00:19:43.194 --> 00:19:45.563
  • But sometimes god will allow difficult situations just to
  • 00:19:45.630 --> 00:19:48.065
  • Difficult situations just to prove to you that he's god.
  • 00:19:48.132 --> 00:19:50.901
  • Prove to you that he's god. he could've kept daniel out
  • 00:19:50.968 --> 00:19:52.470
  • He could've kept daniel out of the lions' den.
  • 00:19:52.536 --> 00:19:54.238
  • Of the lions' den. he could've stopped the
  • 00:19:54.305 --> 00:19:54.939
  • He could've stopped the hebrew teenagers from going
  • 00:19:55.006 --> 00:19:56.607
  • Hebrew teenagers from going into the fiery furnaces.
  • 00:19:56.674 --> 00:19:58.643
  • Into the fiery furnaces. but god allows these things
  • 00:19:58.709 --> 00:20:01.445
  • But god allows these things to not only show you, but to
  • 00:20:01.512 --> 00:20:03.848
  • Show others that he's god.s
  • 00:20:03.948 --> 00:20:06.550
  • Show others that he's god.s when david defeated goliath,
  • 00:20:06.617 --> 00:20:08.786
  • When david defeated goliath, a giant twice his size, it
  • 00:20:08.853 --> 00:20:10.955
  • A giant twice his size, it wasn't just so david could be
  • 00:20:11.022 --> 00:20:12.857
  • Wasn't just so david could be promoted, so david could be
  • 00:20:12.923 --> 00:20:14.825
  • Promoted, so david could be honored.
  • 00:20:14.892 --> 00:20:15.660
  • Honored. that victory was a sign to
  • 00:20:15.726 --> 00:20:17.862
  • That victory was a sign to the philistines, a sign to
  • 00:20:17.928 --> 00:20:20.031
  • The philistines, a sign to all of their enemies, even a
  • 00:20:20.097 --> 00:20:22.166
  • All of their enemies, even a sign to the israelites that
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  • Sign to the israelites that god was in control and his
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  • God was in control and his hand of favor and blessing
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  • Hand of favor and blessing was on them.
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  • Was on them. david had all kinds of things
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  • David had all kinds of things come against him, not just
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  • Come against him, not just giants, armies, his own
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  • Giants, armies, his own family.
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  • Family. he had plenty of reasons to
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  • He had plenty of reasons to live worried, afraid, bitter.
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  • Live worried, afraid, bitter. but he said in psalm 27, "the
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  • But he said in psalm 27, "the lord is my light and my
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  • Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall i fear?
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  • The lord protects me from
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  • The lord protects me from danger; why should i be
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  • Danger; why should i be afraid?
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  • Afraid? when people come against me,
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  • When people come against me, they will stumble and fall.
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  • They will stumble and fall. though a mighty army
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  • Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will
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  • Surrounds me, my heart will know no fear.
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  • Know no fear. even if they attack, i will
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  • Even if they attack, i will remain confident."
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  • Remain confident." david lived with this
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  • David lived with this attitude.
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  • Attitude. god's got this.
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  • God's got this. i'm not going to be worried.
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  • I'm not going to be worried. i'm not going to live upset.
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  • I'm not going to live upset. i know he's bigger than any
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  • I know he's bigger than any obstacle that i'm facing.
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  • Obstacle that i'm facing. he said a little later, "when
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  • He said a little later, "when trouble comes, god will hide
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  • Trouble comes, god will hide me.
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  • Me. he will place me out of
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  • He will place me out of reach, high on a rock.
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  • Reach, high on a rock. you may have enemies coming
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  • You may have enemies coming against you, but you have an
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  • Against you, but you have an advantage.
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  • Advantage. god has placed you out of
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  • God has placed you out of reach.
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  • Reach. they can't defeat you, they
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  • They can't defeat you, they can't keep you from your
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  • Can't keep you from your destiny.
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  • Destiny. now, do like david, remain
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  • Now, do like david, remain confident, keep your peace.
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  • Confident, keep your peace. it may feel like you're
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  • It may feel like you're surrounded by an army.
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  • Surrounded by an army. the truth is, you are
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  • The truth is, you are surrounded by god's favor.
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  • Surrounded by god's favor. the forces that are for you
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  • The forces that are for you are greater than the forces
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  • Are greater than the forces that are against you.
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  • That are against you. david said, "even if they
  • 00:21:54.692 --> 00:21:56.160
  • David said, "even if they attack, i won't get upset."
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  • Attack, i won't get upset." sickness may have attacked
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  • Sickness may have attacked you, addictions may have
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  • You, addictions may have attacked, debt may have
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  • Attacked, debt may have attacked.
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  • Attacked. that's a test.
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  • That's a test. are you going to get worried,
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  • Are you going to get worried, live in fear?
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  • Live in fear? what if it doesn't work out?
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  • What if it doesn't work out? did you see the medical
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  • Did you see the medical report?
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  • Report? there are 40.000 students,
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  • There are 40.000 students, what if he doesn't meet the
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  • What if he doesn't meet the right people?
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  • Right people? stay in peace.
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  • Stay in peace. remain confident.
  • 00:22:17.381 --> 00:22:18.949
  • Remain confident. god's done it for you in the
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  • God's done it for you in the past, he's going to do it for
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  • Past, he's going to do it for you again in the future.
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  • You again in the future. in a few verses, david said,
  • 00:22:24.455 --> 00:22:26.390
  • "i am confident i will see
  • 00:22:26.490 --> 00:22:28.993
  • "i am confident i will see the goodness of god."d said,
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  • The goodness of god."d said, after all he'd been through,
  • 00:22:31.228 --> 00:22:33.063
  • After all he'd been through, you would think he'd be
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  • You would think he'd be negative, worried, "god,
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  • Negative, worried, "god, where were you?"
  • 00:22:35.299 --> 00:22:36.700
  • Where were you?" he was just the opposite, "i
  • 00:22:36.767 --> 00:22:38.369
  • He was just the opposite, "i know i'll see god's
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  • Know i'll see god's goodness."
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  • Goodness." in other words, "i know god's
  • 00:22:40.704 --> 00:22:42.306
  • In other words, "i know god's got this."
  • 00:22:42.373 --> 00:22:44.308
  • Got this." i talked to a lady recently.
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  • I talked to a lady recently. she had been through a
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  • She had been through a divorce and she was carrying
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  • Divorce and she was carrying all the hurt and pain.
  • 00:22:48.779 --> 00:22:51.048
  • All the hurt and pain. she never dreamed her life
  • 00:22:51.115 --> 00:22:52.349
  • She never dreamed her life would turn out like it had
  • 00:22:52.416 --> 00:22:53.350
  • Would turn out like it had and she was confused,
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  • And she was confused, discouraged, wondering why it
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  • Discouraged, wondering why it had happened.
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  • Had happened. one day while driving in her
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  • One day while driving in her car, she felt god say to her,
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  • Car, she felt god say to her, "i still have a good plan for
  • 00:23:03.861 --> 00:23:05.796
  • "i still have a good plan for your life.
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  • Your life. let go of the old.
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  • Let go of the old. i've got this."
  • 00:23:08.866 --> 00:23:10.634
  • I've got this." at that moment, she made the
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  • At that moment, she made the decision to stop worrying, to
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  • Decision to stop worrying, to stop being down on herself.
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  • Stop being down on herself. she let it go.
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  • She let it go. all of a sudden, she told how
  • 00:23:17.975 --> 00:23:20.110
  • All of a sudden, she told how this heavy weight lifted off
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  • This heavy weight lifted off of her.
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  • Of her. she got her joy back, her
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  • She got her joy back, her passion back.
  • 00:23:24.582 --> 00:23:25.716
  • Passion back. now new doors are starting to
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  • Now new doors are starting to open, new relationships, new
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  • Open, new relationships, new opportunities.
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  • Opportunities. she's starting to see the
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  • She's starting to see the beauty for ashes.
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  • Beauty for ashes. it all happened when she
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  • It all happened when she changed her perspective.
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  • Is something weighing you
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  • Is something weighing you down today?
  • 00:23:39.463 --> 00:23:40.764
  • Down today? are you worried about a
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  • Are you worried about a situation, frustrated by what
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  • Situation, frustrated by what didn't work out?
  • 00:23:44.101 --> 00:23:45.636
  • Didn't work out? or maybe down on yourself
  • 00:23:45.703 --> 00:23:47.538
  • Or maybe down on yourself because you're not where you
  • 00:23:47.605 --> 00:23:48.339
  • Because you're not where you thought you would be?
  • 00:23:48.405 --> 00:23:49.874
  • Thought you would be? god is saying to you what he
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  • God is saying to you what he said to her, "i've got this.
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  • Said to her, "i've got this. it's not a surprise to me.
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  • It's not a surprise to me. i have new beginnings.
  • 00:23:57.314 --> 00:23:58.883
  • I have new beginnings. i have healing.
  • 00:23:58.949 --> 00:24:00.184
  • I have healing. i have breakthroughs.
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  • I have breakthroughs. i'm asking you to change your
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  • I'm asking you to change your perspective.
  • 00:24:04.088 --> 00:24:05.422
  • Perspective. switch over into faith."
  • 00:24:05.489 --> 00:24:07.591
  • Switch over into faith." that situation at work that
  • 00:24:07.658 --> 00:24:09.026
  • That situation at work that you're worried about, god's
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  • You're worried about, god's got it.
  • 00:24:10.661 --> 00:24:11.795
  • Got it. that medical report that's
  • 00:24:11.862 --> 00:24:12.997
  • That medical report that's keeping you up at night,
  • 00:24:13.063 --> 00:24:14.465
  • Keeping you up at night, living stressed is not making
  • 00:24:14.532 --> 00:24:16.667
  • Living stressed is not making it any better.
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  • It any better. be still and know that he is
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  • Be still and know that he is god.
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  • God. he has you in the palm of his
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  • Hand.
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  • Hand. he's got this, and yes, you
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  • He's got this, and yes, you may have enemies coming
  • 00:24:26.544 --> 00:24:27.711
  • May have enemies coming against you, but like daniel,
  • 00:24:27.778 --> 00:24:29.947
  • Against you, but like daniel, god has placed you out of
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  • Reach.
  • 00:24:31.682 --> 00:24:32.550
  • Reach. he's made you lion-proof.
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  • He's made you lion-proof. now, all through the day when
  • 00:24:34.485 --> 00:24:35.753
  • Now, all through the day when you're tempted to worry, keep
  • 00:24:35.819 --> 00:24:37.288
  • You're tempted to worry, keep this phrase playing in your
  • 00:24:37.354 --> 00:24:38.923
  • This phrase playing in your mind, "god's got this."
  • 00:24:38.989 --> 00:24:41.158
  • If you'll do this, i believe
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  • If you'll do this, i believe and declare you're going to
  • 00:24:43.093 --> 00:24:44.628
  • And declare you're going to see god's goodness in new
  • 00:24:44.695 --> 00:24:46.297
  • See god's goodness in new ways.
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  • Ways. you're going to come out of
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  • You're going to come out of the lions' dens, rise higher,
  • 00:24:48.332 --> 00:24:51.001
  • The lions' dens, rise higher, accomplish dreams, and become
  • 00:24:51.068 --> 00:24:53.003
  • Accomplish dreams, and become everything god's created you
  • 00:24:53.070 --> 00:24:54.939
  • Everything god's created you to be.
  • 00:24:55.005 --> 00:24:55.839
  • To be. in jesus' name.
  • 00:24:55.906 --> 00:24:57.608
  • In jesus' name. if you receive it, can you
  • 00:24:57.675 --> 00:24:58.642
  • If you receive it, can you say amen today?
  • 00:24:58.709 --> 00:25:00.544
  • I'd like to give you an
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  • I'd like to give you an opportunity to make jesus the
  • 00:25:02.780 --> 00:25:04.515
  • Opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life.
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  • Lord of your life. would you pray with me?
  • 00:25:05.983 --> 00:25:07.418
  • Would you pray with me? just say, lord jesus, i
  • 00:25:07.484 --> 00:25:10.554
  • Just say, lord jesus, i repent of my sins.
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  • Come into my heart.
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  • Come into my heart. i make you my lord and
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  • I make you my lord and savior.
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  • Savior. if you prayed that
  • 00:25:17.828 --> 00:25:19.263
  • If you prayed that simple prayer, we believe
  • 00:25:19.330 --> 00:25:21.298
  • Simple prayer, we believe you got born again.
  • 00:25:21.365 --> 00:25:22.499
  • You got born again. get in a good
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  • Get in a good bible-based church and
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  • Bible-based church and keep god first place.
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  • Keep god first place. victoria and i
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  • Victoria and i will be right back to
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  • Will be right back to speak a blessing over you.
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  • Speak a blessing over you. .
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  • . > anncr: as a thank you for
  • 00:25:30.941 --> 00:25:31.742
  • > anncr: as a thank you for your support of our ministry,
  • 00:25:31.809 --> 00:25:33.377
  • Your support of our ministry, joel and victoria would like
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  • Joel and victoria would like to send you a copy of joel's
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  • To send you a copy of joel's new book, "your greater is
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  • New book, "your greater is coming".
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  • Coming". > joel: fire, certainly not
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  • > joel: fire, certainly not the experience anyone wants
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  • The experience anyone wants yet god can actually use
  • 00:25:42.519 --> 00:25:44.521
  • Yet god can actually use fire to expand, grow, and
  • 00:25:44.588 --> 00:25:46.991
  • Fire to expand, grow, and enlarge our lives. taking
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  • Enlarge our lives. taking us to heights that we've
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  • Us to heights that we've never dreamed.
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  • Never dreamed. these magnificent sequoia
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  • These magnificent sequoia trees, the largest in the
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  • Trees, the largest in the world are actually given
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  • World are actually given life by fire. these cones
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  • Life by fire. these cones remain in the tree,
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  • Remain in the tree, sometimes for years.
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  • Sometimes for years. then fire comes. the heat
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  • Then fire comes. the heat opens the cones and out
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  • Opens the cones and out pours these tiny little
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  • Pours these tiny little seeds.
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  • Seeds. in my new book, i'll
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  • In my new book, i'll unlock some of these
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  • Unlock some of these mysteries. how god can
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  • Mysteries. how god can turn the fires in your
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  • Turn the fires in your life into new magnificent
  • 00:26:11.815 --> 00:26:13.784
  • Life into new magnificent growth. i'll share how your
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  • Growth. i'll share how your greater, better life is not
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  • Greater, better life is not a distant possibility but
  • 00:26:18.155 --> 00:26:19.757
  • A distant possibility but a certain reality as
  • 00:26:19.823 --> 00:26:21.392
  • A certain reality as undeniable as these
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  • Undeniable as these glorious trees.
  • 00:26:22.626 --> 00:26:23.794
  • Glorious trees. my new book, "your greater
  • 00:26:23.861 --> 00:26:25.396
  • My new book, "your greater is coming", will show you
  • 00:26:25.462 --> 00:26:26.730
  • Is coming", will show you how to overcome when life
  • 00:26:26.797 --> 00:26:28.399
  • How to overcome when life deals you a setback,
  • 00:26:28.465 --> 00:26:29.733
  • Deals you a setback, a heartache, a fire.
  • 00:26:29.800 --> 00:26:31.268
  • A heartache, a fire. even now, god is setting
  • 00:26:31.335 --> 00:26:33.337
  • Even now, god is setting you up for something
  • 00:26:33.404 --> 00:26:34.304
  • You up for something magnificent. your future
  • 00:26:34.371 --> 00:26:36.173
  • Magnificent. your future is bigger and brighter than
  • 00:26:36.240 --> 00:26:37.875
  • Is bigger and brighter than you can imagine. god is
  • 00:26:37.941 --> 00:26:39.576
  • You can imagine. god is promising you your greater
  • 00:26:39.643 --> 00:26:41.478
  • Promising you your greater is coming.
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  • Is coming. > anncr: request your copy
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  • > anncr: request your copy of "your greater is coming"
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  • Of "your greater is coming" today at joelosteen.com
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  • Today at joelosteen.com or call 800-565-0772.
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  • Or call 800-565-0772. or call 800-565-0772.
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  • Or call 800-565-0772. >victoria: joel and i pray
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  • >victoria: joel and i pray for you every single day.
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  • For you every single day. and we are believing the
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  • And we are believing the best for you and your
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  • Best for you and your family.
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  • Family. > joel: thanks so much for
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  • > joel: thanks so much for your prayer and support of
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  • Your prayer and support of the ministry. we love you.
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  • The ministry. we love you. believing 2022 will be a
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  • Believing 2022 will be a bountiful year. till we
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  • Bountiful year. till we meet again, may the lord
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  • Meet again, may the lord bless you and keep you.
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  • Bless you and keep you. may the lord show you
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  • May the lord show you favor and have mercy on
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  • Favor and have mercy on you. and may the lord
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  • You. and may the lord watch over you and give
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  • Watch over you and give you his peace.
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  • > joel: hi! i'm with my
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  • > joel: hi! i'm with my daughter, alexandra, and
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  • Daughter, alexandra, and lakewood music has a new album
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  • Lakewood music has a new album out.
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  • Out. > alexandra: yes, it's called
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  • > alexandra: yes, it's called shout! we are so proud of this
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  • Shout! we are so proud of this new project. it's our most
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  • New project. it's our most diverse collection of songs yet.
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  • Diverse collection of songs yet. we hope it's going to inspire
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  • We hope it's going to inspire you and encourage you.
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  • You and encourage you. > joel: it's fantastic. it's the
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  • > joel: it's fantastic. it's the songs we sing here at lakewood.
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  • Songs we sing here at lakewood. i hope you'll download your
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