A Restoration Mentality

October 8, 2022 | 279 | 27:29

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Joel Osteen | A Restoration Mentality | October 8, 2022
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  • (applause) well, god bless you!
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  • (applause) well, god bless you! it's always a joy to come into
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  • Well, god bless you! it's always a joy to come into your homes.
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  • It's always a joy to come into your homes. and if you're ever in our area,
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  • Your homes. and if you're ever in our area, i hope you'll stop by and be a
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  • And if you're ever in our area, i hope you'll stop by and be a part of one of our services.
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  • I hope you'll stop by and be a part of one of our services. i promise you, we'll make you
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  • Part of one of our services. i promise you, we'll make you feel right at home.
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  • I promise you, we'll make you feel right at home. but thanks so much for tuning in
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  • Feel right at home. but thanks so much for tuning in and thank you again for coming
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  • But thanks so much for tuning in and thank you again for coming out.
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  • And thank you again for coming out. i like to start with something
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  • Out. i like to start with something funny and i heard about this
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  • I like to start with something funny and i heard about this elderly couple.
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  • Funny and i heard about this elderly couple. they had been married for over
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  • Elderly couple. they had been married for over 60 years.
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  • They had been married for over 60 years. they were at a church fellowship
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  • And someone asked them theowship
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  • And someone asked them theowship secret of their success.
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  • And someone asked them theowship secret of their success. the man told how he always
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  • Secret of their success. the man told how he always treated his wife with respect
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  • The man told how he always treated his wife with respect and he took her on trips all
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  • Over the world.
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  • Over the world. he said, "in fact, for our 25th
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  • Over the world. he said, "in fact, for our 25th wedding anniversary, i took her
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  • He said, "in fact, for our 25th wedding anniversary, i took her to beijing, china."
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  • Wedding anniversary, i took her to beijing, china." everyone politely applauded.
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  • To beijing, china." everyone politely applauded. then someone spoke up and said,
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  • Everyone politely applauded. then someone spoke up and said, "what'd you do for your 50th
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  • Then someone spoke up and said, "what'd you do for your 50th wedding anniversary?"
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  • "what'd you do for your 50th wedding anniversary?" he said, "i went back and picked
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  • Wedding anniversary?" he said, "i went back and picked her up."
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  • He said, "i went back and picked her up." (laughter)
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  • Her up." (laughter) hold up your bible.
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  • (laughter) hold up your bible. say it like you mean it.
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  • Hold up your bible. say it like you mean it. this is my bible.
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  • Say it like you mean it. this is my bible. i am what it says i am.
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  • This is my bible. i am what it says i am. i have what is says have.
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  • I am what it says i am. i have what is says have. i can do what it says i can do.
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  • I have what is says have. i can do what it says i can do. today i will be taught the word
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  • I can do what it says i can do. today i will be taught the word of god.
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  • Today i will be taught the word of god. i boldly confess:
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  • Of god. i boldly confess: my mind is alert.
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  • I boldly confess: my mind is alert. my heart is receptive.
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  • My mind is alert. my heart is receptive. i will never be the same.
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  • My heart is receptive. i will never be the same. in jesus' name.
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  • I will never be the same. in jesus' name. god bless you.
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  • .od bless you.
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  • .od bless you. i want to talk to you today
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  • .od bless you. i want to talk to you today about having a restoration
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  • I want to talk to you today about having a restoration mentality.
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  • About having a restoration mentality. in life, we all experience times
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  • Mentality. in life, we all experience times of loss; situations where it
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  • In life, we all experience times of loss; situations where it feels like something was taken
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  • Of loss; situations where it feels like something was taken from us.
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  • Sometimes, it's because of other
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  • Sometimes, it's because of other people's choices.
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  • Sometimes, it's because of other people's choices. a friend does us wrong.
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  • People's choices. a friend does us wrong. a spouse walks out of a
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  • A friend does us wrong. a spouse walks out of a relationship.
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  • A spouse walks out of a relationship. other times it's because of our
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  • Relationship. other times it's because of our own choices.
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  • Other times it's because of our own choices. maybe we get involved with the
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  • Own choices. maybe we get involved with the wrong crowd, develop bad habits.
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  • Maybe we get involved with the wrong crowd, develop bad habits. we end up with broken dreams.
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  • Wrong crowd, develop bad habits. we end up with broken dreams. we hear that voice telling us
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  • We end up with broken dreams. we hear that voice telling us again and again, "it's your
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  • We hear that voice telling us again and again, "it's your fault; you blew it; too bad;
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  • Again and again, "it's your fault; you blew it; too bad; this is as good as its ever
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  • Fault; you blew it; too bad; this is as good as its ever going to be."
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  • This is as good as its ever going to be." many people are living with
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  • Going to be." many people are living with regrets; thinking about what
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  • Many people are living with regrets; thinking about what they should have done.
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  • Regrets; thinking about what they should have done. "if i'd just spent more time
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  • They should have done. "if i'd just spent more time raising my children."
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  • "if i'd just spent more time raising my children." "if i'd just been more
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  • Raising my children." "if i'd just been more disciplined and not hung around
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  • "if i'd just been more disciplined and not hung around those people."
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  • Disciplined and not hung around those people." or "if i'd just stayed in
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  • Those people." or "if i'd just stayed in school, where would i be today?"
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  • Or "if i'd just stayed in school, where would i be today?" they don't realize that defeated
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  • School, where would i be today?" they don't realize that defeated mindset is keeping them from
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  • They don't realize that defeated mindset is keeping them from god's best.
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  • Mindset is keeping them from god's best. then there are times it's not
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  • God's best. then there are times it's not somebody else's fault, it's not
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  • Then there are times it's not somebody else's fault, it's not our own fault, it's just life.
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  • Somebody else's fault, it's not our own fault, it's just life. you're a good person.
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  • Our own fault, it's just life. you're a good person. you're honoring god and all of a
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  • You're a good person. you're honoring god and all of a sudden, you're facing an
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  • You're honoring god and all of a sudden, you're facing an illness.
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  • Sudden, you're facing an illness. it caught you totally off guard.
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  • Illness. it caught you totally off guard. you lost your health.
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  • It caught you totally off guard. you lost your health. or maybe you're being your best
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  • You lost your health. or maybe you're being your best each day.
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  • Or maybe you're being your best each day. you're going to work, giving it
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  • Each day. you're going to work, giving it your all.
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  • You're going to work, giving it your all. but business starts to slow
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  • Your all. but business starts to slow down.
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  • But business starts to slow down. you had more than enough at one
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  • Down. you had more than enough at one time.
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  • You had more than enough at one time. now you're struggling to get by.
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  • Time. now you're struggling to get by. when we encounter loss, it's
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  • Now you're struggling to get by. when we encounter loss, it's easy to get discouraged, to
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  • When we encounter loss, it's easy to get discouraged, to settle where we are, and to not
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  • Easy to get discouraged, to settle where we are, and to not expect anything better.
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  • Settle where we are, and to not expect anything better. but the good news is our god is
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  • Expect anything better. but the good news is our god is a god of restoration.
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  • But the good news is our god is a god of restoration. he never said we wouldn't have
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  • A god of restoration. he never said we wouldn't have unfair situations.
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  • He never said we wouldn't have unfair situations. he never promised we wouldn't
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  • Unfair situations. he never promised we wouldn't experience loss.
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  • He never promised we wouldn't experience loss. but he did promise if we would
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  • Experience loss. but he did promise if we would stay in faith, he would restore
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  • But he did promise if we would stay in faith, he would restore everything that was stolen.
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  • Stay in faith, he would restore everything that was stolen. when god restores, he doesn't
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  • Everything that was stolen. when god restores, he doesn't bring you out the same, he makes
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  • When god restores, he doesn't bring you out the same, he makes the enemy pay for bringing the
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  • Bring you out the same, he makes the enemy pay for bringing the trouble into your life.
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  • The enemy pay for bringing the trouble into your life. (applause)
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  • Trouble into your life. (applause) god is so merciful, whether it
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  • (applause) god is so merciful, whether it was your fault, somebody else's
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  • God is so merciful, whether it was your fault, somebody else's fault, or just life in general.
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  • Was your fault, somebody else's fault, or just life in general. he says he's not only going to
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  • Fault, or just life in general. he says he's not only going to bring you out, he's going to
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  • He says he's not only going to bring you out, he's going to bring you out better off than
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  • Bring you out, he's going to bring you out better off than you were before.
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  • Bring you out better off than you were before. get that down in your spirit.
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  • You were before. get that down in your spirit. you may have made mistakes, you
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  • Get that down in your spirit. you may have made mistakes, you brought the trouble on yourself.
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  • You may have made mistakes, you brought the trouble on yourself. but god's mercy is bigger than
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  • Brought the trouble on yourself. but god's mercy is bigger than any mistake that you've made.
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  • But god's mercy is bigger than any mistake that you've made. don't settle there.
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  • Any mistake that you've made. don't settle there. have a restoration mentality.
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  • Don't settle there. have a restoration mentality. god's not only going to bring
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  • Have a restoration mentality. god's not only going to bring you out, he's going to bring you
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  • God's not only going to bring you out, he's going to bring you out better.
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  • You out, he's going to bring you out better. in the scripture, if someone
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  • Out better. in the scripture, if someone stole an ox, they had to pay
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  • In the scripture, if someone stole an ox, they had to pay that person back with five oxen.
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  • Stole an ox, they had to pay that person back with five oxen. if they stole a sheep, they had
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  • That person back with five oxen. if they stole a sheep, they had to pay them back with four
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  • If they stole a sheep, they had to pay them back with four sheep.
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  • To pay them back with four sheep. another place, they had to repay
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  • Sheep. another place, they had to repay seven times.
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  • Another place, they had to repay seven times. in isaiah, god said, "he would
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  • Seven times. in isaiah, god said, "he would pay us back double for the
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  • In isaiah, god said, "he would pay us back double for the unfair situations."
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  • Pay us back double for the unfair situations." notice the principle, god never
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  • Unfair situations." notice the principle, god never brings us out the same.
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  • Notice the principle, god never brings us out the same. if we say we're going to restore
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  • Brings us out the same. if we say we're going to restore this old car, that means we're
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  • If we say we're going to restore this old car, that means we're going to bring it back to the
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  • This old car, that means we're going to bring it back to the original condition.
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  • Going to bring it back to the original condition. we're going to make it look like
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  • Original condition. we're going to make it look like it did when it was brand new.
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  • We're going to make it look like it did when it was brand new. but that is not how god defines
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  • It did when it was brand new. but that is not how god defines restoration.
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  • But that is not how god defines restoration. his idea of "restore"
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  • Restoration. his idea of "restore" is to increase, to improve, to
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  • His idea of "restore" is to increase, to improve, to promote, to make better.
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  • Is to increase, to improve, to promote, to make better. now, you may have gone through a
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  • Promote, to make better. now, you may have gone through a loss, somebody did you wrong.
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  • Now, you may have gone through a loss, somebody did you wrong. or maybe it as your fault.
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  • Loss, somebody did you wrong. or maybe it as your fault. you made poor choices.
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  • Or maybe it as your fault. you made poor choices. the enemy would love for you to
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  • You made poor choices. the enemy would love for you to sit around your whole life and
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  • The enemy would love for you to sit around your whole life and listen to his lies.
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  • Sit around your whole life and listen to his lies. it's never going to change.
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  • Listen to his lies. it's never going to change. it's been this way too long.
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  • It's never going to change. it's been this way too long. it's your fault, just settle
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  • It's been this way too long. it's your fault, just settle where you are.
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  • It's your fault, just settle where you are. shake off that doubt.
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  • Where you are. shake off that doubt. shake off that self-pity.
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  • Shake off that doubt. shake off that self-pity. you may have suffered a loss,
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  • Shake off that self-pity. you may have suffered a loss, but your attitude should be,
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  • You may have suffered a loss, but your attitude should be, "i know my god is a god of
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  • But your attitude should be, "i know my god is a god of restoration and i'm not only
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  • "i know my god is a god of restoration and i'm not only coming out, i'm coming out
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  • Restoration and i'm not only coming out, i'm coming out stronger.
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  • Coming out, i'm coming out stronger. i'm coming out promoted.
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  • Stronger. i'm coming out promoted. i'm coming out increased.
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  • I'm coming out promoted. i'm coming out increased. better off than i was before."
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  • I'm coming out increased. better off than i was before." if you're going to see god
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  • Better off than i was before." if you're going to see god restore, you have to have this
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  • If you're going to see god restore, you have to have this restoration mentality.
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  • Restore, you have to have this restoration mentality. that means you're not sitting
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  • Restoration mentality. that means you're not sitting around nursing your wounds,
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  • That means you're not sitting around nursing your wounds, thinking about what you lost,
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  • Around nursing your wounds, thinking about what you lost, and how many bad breaks you've
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  • Thinking about what you lost, and how many bad breaks you've had.
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  • And how many bad breaks you've had. no, you've got a smile on your
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  • Had. no, you've got a smile on your face, a spring in your step.
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  • No, you've got a smile on your face, a spring in your step. you're expecting things to
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  • Face, a spring in your step. you're expecting things to change in your favor.
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  • You're expecting things to change in your favor. somebody may have done you
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  • Change in your favor. somebody may have done you wrong, walked out of a
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  • Somebody may have done you wrong, walked out of a relationship, but you're
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  • Wrong, walked out of a relationship, but you're expecting to meet somebody
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  • Relationship, but you're expecting to meet somebody better.
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  • Expecting to meet somebody better. the loan may not have gone
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  • Better. the loan may not have gone through; didn't qualify for the
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  • The loan may not have gone through; didn't qualify for the new house.
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  • Through; didn't qualify for the new house. but you're expecting a new door,
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  • New house. but you're expecting a new door, you're expecting a better deal.
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  • But you're expecting a new door, you're expecting a better deal. the medical report doesn't look
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  • You're expecting a better deal. the medical report doesn't look good.
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  • The medical report doesn't look good. but you've got another report.
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  • Good. but you've got another report. you're expecting to get well.
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  • But you've got another report. you're expecting to get well. you're expecting your child to
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  • You're expecting to get well. you're expecting your child to straighten up.
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  • You're expecting your child to straighten up. you're expecting to have a
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  • Straighten up. you're expecting to have a blessed, prosperous year.
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  • You're expecting to have a blessed, prosperous year. and for everything that you've
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  • Blessed, prosperous year. and for everything that you've lost, every person that did you
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  • And for everything that you've lost, every person that did you wrong, every unfair situation,
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  • Lost, every person that did you wrong, every unfair situation, every sickness you had to
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  • Wrong, every unfair situation, every sickness you had to endure, god is saying, "that is
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  • Every sickness you had to endure, god is saying, "that is not the end. it is not over.
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  • Endure, god is saying, "that is not the end. it is not over. i still have something amazing
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  • Not the end. it is not over. i still have something amazing in your future."
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  • I still have something amazing in your future." if you will have the right
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  • In your future." if you will have the right attitude, god will take the loss
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  • If you will have the right attitude, god will take the loss and use it to promote you.
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  • Attitude, god will take the loss and use it to promote you. god will use the person that did
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  • And use it to promote you. god will use the person that did you wrong to take you to a new
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  • God will use the person that did you wrong to take you to a new level.
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  • You wrong to take you to a new level. i know this couple.
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  • Level. i know this couple. they were living a very blessed
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  • I know this couple. they were living a very blessed life, very successful.
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  • They were living a very blessed life, very successful. everything was going great.
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  • Life, very successful. everything was going great. then the perfect storm hit.
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  • Everything was going great. then the perfect storm hit. the business went down.
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  • Then the perfect storm hit. the business went down. the lady had some health issues.
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  • The business went down. the lady had some health issues. one of their in-laws suddenly
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  • The lady had some health issues. one of their in-laws suddenly died.
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  • One of their in-laws suddenly died. one bad thing after another.
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  • Died. one bad thing after another. long story short, they ended up
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  • One bad thing after another. long story short, they ended up losing their house.
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  • Long story short, they ended up losing their house. it was foreclosed on and they
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  • Losing their house. it was foreclosed on and they were so discouraged.
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  • It was foreclosed on and they were so discouraged. they were having to live with
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  • Were so discouraged. they were having to live with some friends.
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  • They were having to live with some friends. the lady had been in the
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  • Some friends. the lady had been in the hospital for several weeks when
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  • The lady had been in the hospital for several weeks when i saw her.
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  • Hospital for several weeks when i saw her. she said, "joel, they say
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  • I saw her. she said, "joel, they say there's light at the end of the
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  • She said, "joel, they say there's light at the end of the tunnel, but we can't even see
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  • There's light at the end of the tunnel, but we can't even see the tunnel.
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  • Tunnel, but we can't even see the tunnel. we don't see how this is ever
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  • The tunnel. we don't see how this is ever going to work out."
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  • We don't see how this is ever going to work out." i told them what i'm telling
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  • You.g to work out."
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  • You.g to work out." our god is a god of restoration.
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  • You.g to work out." our god is a god of restoration. nothing you're facing is a
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  • Our god is a god of restoration. nothing you're facing is a surprise.
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  • Nothing you're facing is a surprise. he had the solution before you
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  • Surprise. he had the solution before you had the problem.
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  • He had the solution before you had the problem. he wants to bring you out
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  • Had the problem. he wants to bring you out better.
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  • He wants to bring you out better. they would have been happy to
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  • Better. they would have been happy to come out like they were before.
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  • They would have been happy to come out like they were before. to have her health back.
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  • Come out like they were before. to have her health back. to have a place to live.
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  • To have her health back. to have a place to live. to have money to pay their
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  • To have a place to live. to have money to pay their bills.
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  • To have money to pay their bills. i said, "that's great, but
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  • Bills. i said, "that's great, but that's not how god works.
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  • I said, "that's great, but that's not how god works. he doesn't bring you out the
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  • Same. he never restores you
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  • Same. he never restores you back to the original condition,
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  • Same. he never restores you back to the original condition, he brings you out better."
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  • Back to the original condition, he brings you out better." and at first, they couldn't
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  • He brings you out better." and at first, they couldn't really receive this.
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  • And at first, they couldn't really receive this. the scripture says, "the people
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  • Really receive this. the scripture says, "the people had become too discouraged to
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  • The scripture says, "the people had become too discouraged to believe."
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  • Had become too discouraged to believe." and if you're not careful, you
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  • Believe." and if you're not careful, you can let negative thoughts play
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  • And if you're not careful, you can let negative thoughts play in your mind so long that they
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  • Can let negative thoughts play in your mind so long that they become ingrained in your
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  • In your mind so long that they become ingrained in your thinking.
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  • Become ingrained in your thinking. and you become too discouraged
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  • Thinking. and you become too discouraged to believe.
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  • And you become too discouraged to believe. when i tell you, "god wants to
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  • To believe. when i tell you, "god wants to bring you out better".
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  • When i tell you, "god wants to bring you out better". in your spirit, down in here,
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  • Bring you out better". in your spirit, down in here, something comes alive.
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  • In your spirit, down in here, something comes alive. something says, "yes, this is
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  • Something comes alive. something says, "yes, this is for me. i have not seen my best
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  • Something says, "yes, this is for me. i have not seen my best days. god has greater things in
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  • For me. i have not seen my best days. god has greater things in my future."
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  • Days. god has greater things in my future." your spirit will receive it.
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  • My future." your spirit will receive it. that's where god lives.
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  • Your spirit will receive it. that's where god lives. but many times, our mind will
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  • That's where god lives. but many times, our mind will try to talk us out of it.
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  • But many times, our mind will try to talk us out of it. "this is not for you today.
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  • Try to talk us out of it. "this is not for you today. you never get any good breaks.
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  • "this is not for you today. you never get any good breaks. you'll never be healthy.
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  • You never get any good breaks. you'll never be healthy. you'll never be successful."
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  • You'll never be healthy. you'll never be successful." no, do yourself a favor.
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  • You'll never be successful." no, do yourself a favor. at least temporarily, turn your
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  • No, do yourself a favor. at least temporarily, turn your mind off and receive what god is
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  • At least temporarily, turn your mind off and receive what god is saying.
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  • Mind off and receive what god is saying. you may have gone through a
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  • Saying. you may have gone through a loss, but god is going to bring
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  • You may have gone through a loss, but god is going to bring you out better, promoted,
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  • Loss, but god is going to bring you out better, promoted, increased, healthier, stronger,
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  • You out better, promoted, increased, healthier, stronger, wiser than you were before.
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  • Increased, healthier, stronger, wiser than you were before. receive it by faith.
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  • Wiser than you were before. receive it by faith. i finally convinced this couple
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  • Receive it by faith. i finally convinced this couple to get in agreement with god and
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  • I finally convinced this couple to get in agreement with god and start expecting things to turn
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  • To get in agreement with god and start expecting things to turn around.
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  • Start expecting things to turn around. and it didn't happen overnight.
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  • Around. and it didn't happen overnight. but about three years later, i
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  • And it didn't happen overnight. but about three years later, i saw them in the lobby.
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  • But about three years later, i saw them in the lobby. they brought a picture of the
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  • Saw them in the lobby. they brought a picture of the brand new house they had moved
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  • They brought a picture of the brand new house they had moved in to. the lady was weeping and
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  • Brand new house they had moved in to. the lady was weeping and weeping. so grateful.
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  • In to. the lady was weeping and weeping. so grateful. her husband had started a new
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  • Weeping. so grateful. her husband had started a new business.
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  • Her husband had started a new business. it was much more successful than
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  • Business. it was much more successful than the one they lost.
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  • It was much more successful than the one they lost. they have three children.
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  • The one they lost. they have three children. in their first home, two of the
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  • They have three children. in their first home, two of the children had to share a bedroom.
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  • In their first home, two of the children had to share a bedroom. in this new home, each child had
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  • Children had to share a bedroom. in this new home, each child had their own bedroom, plus there
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  • In this new home, each child had their own bedroom, plus there was a spare guest bedroom.
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  • Their own bedroom, plus there was a spare guest bedroom. she said, "joel, it's in a
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  • Was a spare guest bedroom. she said, "joel, it's in a better location, closer to our
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  • She said, "joel, it's in a better location, closer to our business, it's on a bigger lot.
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  • Better location, closer to our business, it's on a bigger lot. plus our payments are less on
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  • Business, it's on a bigger lot. plus our payments are less on this house than on the original
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  • Plus our payments are less on this house than on the original house that we lost."
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  • This house than on the original house that we lost." (applause)
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  • House that we lost." (applause) friends, god knows how to
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  • Restore.
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  • Restore. now, don't talk yourself out of
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  • Restore. now, don't talk yourself out of what god wants to do.
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  • Now, don't talk yourself out of what god wants to do. you may have gone through a
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  • What god wants to do. you may have gone through a loss.
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  • You may have gone through a loss. it was painful.
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  • Loss. it was painful. you could be discouraged.
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  • It was painful. you could be discouraged. no, put on a new attitude.
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  • You could be discouraged. no, put on a new attitude. it's not over until god says
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  • No, put on a new attitude. it's not over until god says it's over.
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  • It's not over until god says it's over. and god said, "i'm bringing you
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  • Out promoted, increased,
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  • Out promoted, increased, improved, better than you were
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  • Out promoted, increased, improved, better than you were before."
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  • Improved, better than you were before." can you get a vision for it?
  • 00:10:05.661 --> 00:10:06.962
  • Before." can you get a vision for it? see, it's easy in the tough
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  • Can you get a vision for it? see, it's easy in the tough times to get discouraged,
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  • See, it's easy in the tough times to get discouraged, bitter, and settle where we are.
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  • Times to get discouraged, bitter, and settle where we are. not expect anything good.
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  • Bitter, and settle where we are. not expect anything good. but this is what faith is all
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  • Not expect anything good. but this is what faith is all about.
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  • But this is what faith is all about. you've got to believe it even
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  • About. you've got to believe it even when you can't see it.
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  • You've got to believe it even when you can't see it. you've got to thank god even
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  • When you can't see it. you've got to thank god even when you feel like complaining.
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  • You've got to thank god even when you feel like complaining. you've got to say "i know it's
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  • When you feel like complaining. you've got to say "i know it's on the way even when every voice
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  • You've got to say "i know it's on the way even when every voice is telling you, 'it's never
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  • On the way even when every voice is telling you, 'it's never going to happen.'"
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  • Is telling you, 'it's never going to happen.'" i know many people that watch
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  • Going to happen.'" i know many people that watch have been affected by hurricane
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  • I know many people that watch have been affected by hurricane sandy.
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  • Have been affected by hurricane sandy. you could be sour, bitter, no
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  • Sandy. you could be sour, bitter, no joy.
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  • You could be sour, bitter, no joy. but if you'll have the right
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  • Joy. but if you'll have the right attitude, god will take what was
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  • But if you'll have the right attitude, god will take what was meant for your harm and use it
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  • Attitude, god will take what was meant for your harm and use it to your advantage.
  • 00:10:43.666 --> 00:10:45.601
  • Meant for your harm and use it to your advantage. that storm was meant to defeat
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  • To your advantage. that storm was meant to defeat you but god will use it to
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  • That storm was meant to defeat you but god will use it to promote you.
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  • You but god will use it to promote you. you're going to come out with a
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  • Promote you. you're going to come out with a better house, better furniture,
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  • You're going to come out with a better house, better furniture, with new carpet.
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  • Better house, better furniture, with new carpet. god is in the restoration
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  • With new carpet. god is in the restoration business.
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  • God is in the restoration business. don't talk yourself out of it.
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  • Business. don't talk yourself out of it. (applause)
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  • Don't talk yourself out of it. (applause) get up every morning, "father,
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  • (applause) get up every morning, "father, i want to thank you that you're
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  • Get up every morning, "father, i want to thank you that you're a god of restoration. i know
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  • I want to thank you that you're a god of restoration. i know i've been armed with strength
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  • A god of restoration. i know i've been armed with strength for this battle.
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  • I've been armed with strength for this battle. you said you'd make the enemy
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  • For this battle. you said you'd make the enemy pay.
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  • You said you'd make the enemy pay. my declaration is: i'm coming
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  • Pay. my declaration is: i'm coming out stronger. i'm coming out
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  • My declaration is: i'm coming out stronger. i'm coming out promoted. i'm coming out
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  • Out stronger. i'm coming out promoted. i'm coming out increased. i'm coming out
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  • Promoted. i'm coming out increased. i'm coming out better off than i was before."
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  • Increased. i'm coming out better off than i was before." that's what allows the most
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  • Better off than i was before." that's what allows the most powerful force in the universe
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  • That's what allows the most powerful force in the universe to go to work.
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  • Powerful force in the universe to go to work. it may not happen overnight.
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  • To go to work. it may not happen overnight. god doesn't say, "i'll do this
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  • It may not happen overnight. god doesn't say, "i'll do this in 24 hours or two weeks or
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  • God doesn't say, "i'll do this in 24 hours or two weeks or seven months."
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  • In 24 hours or two weeks or seven months." god doesn't put a timetable on
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  • Seven months." god doesn't put a timetable on it. he simply says,
  • 00:11:36.485 --> 00:11:38.120
  • God doesn't put a timetable on it. he simply says, "in due season, you will reap
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  • It. he simply says, "in due season, you will reap if you don't give up."
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  • "in due season, you will reap if you don't give up." when you go through a loss, when
  • 00:11:42.358 --> 00:11:44.827
  • If you don't give up." when you go through a loss, when you suffer a setback, god
  • 00:11:44.894 --> 00:11:46.362
  • When you go through a loss, when you suffer a setback, god immediately establishes a due
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  • You suffer a setback, god immediately establishes a due season.
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  • Immediately establishes a due season. a set time to pay you back.
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  • Season. a set time to pay you back. but along the way, god is
  • 00:11:52.501 --> 00:11:53.569
  • A set time to pay you back. but along the way, god is watching.
  • 00:11:53.636 --> 00:11:55.204
  • But along the way, god is watching. "what are they saying?
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  • Watching. "what are they saying? do they still believe it's going
  • 00:11:55.738 --> 00:11:56.305
  • "what are they saying? do they still believe it's going to happen? are they still
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  • Do they still believe it's going to happen? are they still talking about how it's going to
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  • To happen? are they still talking about how it's going to turn around? or, have they
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  • Talking about how it's going to turn around? or, have they gotten discouraged and settled
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  • Turn around? or, have they gotten discouraged and settled where they are?"
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  • Gotten discouraged and settled where they are?" no, pass the test.
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  • Where they are?" no, pass the test. all through the day, "father
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  • No, pass the test. all through the day, "father thank you that you're restoring
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  • All through the day, "father thank you that you're restoring back everything that belongs to
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  • Thank you that you're restoring back everything that belongs to me."
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  • I know this man.
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  • I know this man. for the first 40 years of his
  • 00:12:14.323 --> 00:12:15.758
  • I know this man. for the first 40 years of his life he was a cocaine addict.
  • 00:12:15.825 --> 00:12:18.427
  • For the first 40 years of his life he was a cocaine addict. he came from a good family.
  • 00:12:18.494 --> 00:12:20.196
  • Life he was a cocaine addict. he came from a good family. he had a lot of opportunity but
  • 00:12:20.262 --> 00:12:22.198
  • He came from a good family. he had a lot of opportunity but he blew his marriage, blew his
  • 00:12:22.298 --> 00:12:24.400
  • He had a lot of opportunity but he blew his marriage, blew his education.
  • 00:12:24.466 --> 00:12:25.634
  • He blew his marriage, blew his education. he thought it was all over.
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  • Education. he thought it was all over. but today he is in his late
  • 00:12:27.670 --> 00:12:29.004
  • He thought it was all over. but today he is in his late 50s.
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  • But today he is in his late 50s. he is very successful.
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  • 50s. he is very successful. he's happily married.
  • 00:12:31.340 --> 00:12:32.641
  • He is very successful. he's happily married. he volunteers for us on the
  • 00:12:32.708 --> 00:12:34.176
  • He's happily married. he volunteers for us on the weekends.
  • 00:12:34.243 --> 00:12:35.077
  • He volunteers for us on the weekends. he said, "joel, i never dreamed
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  • Weekends. he said, "joel, i never dreamed god would give me another
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  • He said, "joel, i never dreamed god would give me another chance."
  • 00:12:38.214 --> 00:12:39.448
  • God would give me another chance." what's happening?
  • 00:12:39.515 --> 00:12:40.482
  • Chance." what's happening? god is restoring the years.
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  • What's happening? god is restoring the years. his latter days are going to be
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  • Greater than his former days.
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  • Greater than his former days. that's the way our god is.
  • 00:12:46.789 --> 00:12:48.591
  • Greater than his former days. that's the way our god is. he knows how to make up for lost
  • 00:12:48.657 --> 00:12:50.593
  • That's the way our god is. he knows how to make up for lost time.
  • 00:12:50.659 --> 00:12:52.027
  • He knows how to make up for lost time. here's the amazing thing.
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  • Time. here's the amazing thing. even when it's your fault god is
  • 00:12:53.629 --> 00:12:55.397
  • Here's the amazing thing. even when it's your fault god is so merciful he'll still give you
  • 00:12:55.464 --> 00:12:58.234
  • Even when it's your fault god is so merciful he'll still give you another chance.
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  • So merciful he'll still give you another chance. why don't you quit worrying
  • 00:12:59.869 --> 00:13:01.871
  • Another chance. why don't you quit worrying about what you lost and how
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  • Why don't you quit worrying about what you lost and how you're not where you think you
  • 00:13:03.772 --> 00:13:05.241
  • About what you lost and how you're not where you think you should be and say, "god,
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  • You're not where you think you should be and say, "god, i believe you can restore the
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  • Should be and say, "god, i believe you can restore the years that i lost even when it
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  • I believe you can restore the years that i lost even when it was my fault."
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  • Years that i lost even when it was my fault." that takes a lot of boldness.
  • 00:13:14.016 --> 00:13:15.351
  • Was my fault." that takes a lot of boldness. the enemy will bombard your mind
  • 00:13:15.417 --> 00:13:17.319
  • That takes a lot of boldness. the enemy will bombard your mind saying, "man, you're a
  • 00:13:17.386 --> 00:13:18.921
  • The enemy will bombard your mind saying, "man, you're a hypocrite.
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  • Saying, "man, you're a hypocrite. you can't expect anything good.
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  • Hypocrite. you can't expect anything good. you should have been out
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  • You can't expect anything good. you should have been out studying.
  • 00:13:22.992 --> 00:13:24.560
  • You should have been out studying. you should have been working.
  • 00:13:24.627 --> 00:13:25.561
  • Studying. you should have been working. you should have been more
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  • You should have been working. you should have been more disciplined."
  • 00:13:26.195 --> 00:13:27.363
  • You should have been more disciplined." no, this is what mercy is all
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  • Disciplined." no, this is what mercy is all about.
  • 00:13:28.430 --> 00:13:29.832
  • No, this is what mercy is all about. you don't deserve it.
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  • About. you don't deserve it. you could live guilty and
  • 00:13:31.200 --> 00:13:32.234
  • You don't deserve it. you could live guilty and condemned.
  • 00:13:32.301 --> 00:13:33.402
  • You could live guilty and condemned. but when you shake it off and
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  • Condemned. but when you shake it off and say, "god, i'm coming boldly to
  • 00:13:35.070 --> 00:13:36.438
  • But when you shake it off and say, "god, i'm coming boldly to your throne, not because i'm
  • 00:13:36.505 --> 00:13:38.841
  • Say, "god, i'm coming boldly to your throne, not because i'm perfect, but because your son
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  • Your throne, not because i'm perfect, but because your son made me worthy.
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  • Perfect, but because your son made me worthy. and god, i'm asking you to turn
  • 00:13:43.145 --> 00:13:44.346
  • Made me worthy. and god, i'm asking you to turn back time and give me every
  • 00:13:44.413 --> 00:13:45.714
  • And god, i'm asking you to turn back time and give me every opportunity that i have missed."
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  • Back time and give me every opportunity that i have missed." (applause)
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  • Opportunity that i have missed." (applause) see, god is not moved when we
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  • (applause) see, god is not moved when we have that weak, unworthy, "poor
  • 00:13:51.820 --> 00:13:54.323
  • See, god is not moved when we have that weak, unworthy, "poor old me" mentality.
  • 00:13:54.390 --> 00:13:56.292
  • Have that weak, unworthy, "poor old me" mentality. "i don't deserve anything good.
  • 00:13:56.358 --> 00:13:57.493
  • Old me" mentality. "i don't deserve anything good. i've made too many mistakes.
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  • "i don't deserve anything good. i've made too many mistakes. no, god wants to restore.
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  • I've made too many mistakes. no, god wants to restore. he is full of mercy but you've
  • 00:14:01.897 --> 00:14:03.399
  • No, god wants to restore. he is full of mercy but you've got to have the right attitude.
  • 00:14:03.465 --> 00:14:06.068
  • He is full of mercy but you've got to have the right attitude. and some of you have given up on
  • 00:14:06.135 --> 00:14:07.469
  • Got to have the right attitude. and some of you have given up on your dreams, thinking about the
  • 00:14:07.536 --> 00:14:08.804
  • And some of you have given up on your dreams, thinking about the years you wasted in the first
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  • Your dreams, thinking about the years you wasted in the first marriage and how you didn't
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  • Years you wasted in the first marriage and how you didn't spend enough time with your
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  • Marriage and how you didn't spend enough time with your children, how somebody hurt you.
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  • Spend enough time with your children, how somebody hurt you. no, quit blaming yourself.
  • 00:14:14.910 --> 00:14:18.480
  • Children, how somebody hurt you. no, quit blaming yourself. quit blaming others.
  • 00:14:18.547 --> 00:14:20.082
  • No, quit blaming yourself. quit blaming others. god can still get you to where
  • 00:14:20.182 --> 00:14:21.617
  • Quit blaming others. god can still get you to where you're supposed to be.
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  • God can still get you to where you're supposed to be. he knows how to restore the
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  • You're supposed to be. he knows how to restore the years.
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  • He knows how to restore the years. our daughter, alexandra, was
  • 00:14:26.722 --> 00:14:27.723
  • Years. our daughter, alexandra, was two months old when my father
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  • Our daughter, alexandra, was two months old when my father went to be with the lord.
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  • Two months old when my father went to be with the lord. during that time my dad was on
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  • Went to be with the lord. during that time my dad was on dialysis. i was taking him up
  • 00:14:33.195 --> 00:14:34.330
  • During that time my dad was on dialysis. i was taking him up to the clinic and bringing him
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  • Dialysis. i was taking him up to the clinic and bringing him back home.
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  • To the clinic and bringing him back home. it was a very busy season.
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  • Back home. it was a very busy season. then two months later when daddy
  • 00:14:39.935 --> 00:14:41.003
  • It was a very busy season. then two months later when daddy died our whole world changed.
  • 00:14:41.070 --> 00:14:43.672
  • Then two months later when daddy died our whole world changed. we were thrust into this new
  • 00:14:43.739 --> 00:14:44.773
  • Died our whole world changed. we were thrust into this new position.
  • 00:14:44.840 --> 00:14:45.975
  • We were thrust into this new position. i was doing my best to just try
  • 00:14:46.041 --> 00:14:47.576
  • Position. i was doing my best to just try to keep my head above water.
  • 00:14:47.643 --> 00:14:49.178
  • I was doing my best to just try to keep my head above water. i don't really remember the
  • 00:14:49.244 --> 00:14:51.947
  • To keep my head above water. i don't really remember the first few years of alexandra's
  • 00:14:52.047 --> 00:14:53.949
  • I don't really remember the first few years of alexandra's life that well.
  • 00:14:54.016 --> 00:14:56.752
  • First few years of alexandra's life that well. we were in such a transition.
  • 00:14:56.819 --> 00:14:58.654
  • Life that well. we were in such a transition. i was learning how to minister,
  • 00:14:58.721 --> 00:15:00.289
  • We were in such a transition. i was learning how to minister, trying to figure everything out.
  • 00:15:00.356 --> 00:15:02.124
  • I was learning how to minister, trying to figure everything out. one day we were looking at her
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  • Baby pictures.
  • 00:15:03.425 --> 00:15:04.960
  • Baby pictures. i realized that i don't have the
  • 00:15:05.027 --> 00:15:06.895
  • Baby pictures. i realized that i don't have the same memories of her the first
  • 00:15:06.996 --> 00:15:09.098
  • I realized that i don't have the same memories of her the first few years of her life as i do
  • 00:15:09.164 --> 00:15:10.399
  • Same memories of her the first few years of her life as i do our son, jonathan.
  • 00:15:10.466 --> 00:15:13.168
  • Few years of her life as i do our son, jonathan. just under my breath, almost in
  • 00:15:13.235 --> 00:15:14.470
  • Our son, jonathan. just under my breath, almost in passing, i said, "god, i'm
  • 00:15:14.536 --> 00:15:16.572
  • Just under my breath, almost in passing, i said, "god, i'm asking you to restore the years
  • 00:15:16.638 --> 00:15:18.841
  • Passing, i said, "god, i'm asking you to restore the years that i lost being so busy and so
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  • Preoccupied with other things."
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  • Preoccupied with other things." at that time alexandra was about
  • 00:15:25.147 --> 00:15:26.682
  • Preoccupied with other things." at that time alexandra was about six years old.
  • 00:15:26.749 --> 00:15:28.350
  • At that time alexandra was about six years old. it seemed like from that time
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  • Six years old. it seemed like from that time forward all she wanted to do was
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  • It seemed like from that time forward all she wanted to do was to be with me, her father.
  • 00:15:31.987 --> 00:15:35.124
  • Forward all she wanted to do was to be with me, her father. she would rather go out in the
  • 00:15:35.224 --> 00:15:36.325
  • To be with me, her father. she would rather go out in the backyard and let me watch her
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  • She would rather go out in the backyard and let me watch her turn cartwheels than to have her
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  • Backyard and let me watch her turn cartwheels than to have her friends over to play.
  • 00:15:39.862 --> 00:15:41.997
  • Turn cartwheels than to have her friends over to play. in fact, sometimes i needed a
  • 00:15:42.064 --> 00:15:43.165
  • Friends over to play. in fact, sometimes i needed a break. (laughter)
  • 00:15:43.232 --> 00:15:45.768
  • In fact, sometimes i needed a break. (laughter) i would say, "alexandra, are
  • 00:15:45.834 --> 00:15:46.568
  • Break. (laughter) i would say, "alexandra, are you sure you don't want to go to
  • 00:15:46.635 --> 00:15:47.603
  • I would say, "alexandra, are you sure you don't want to go to your cousin's?
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  • You sure you don't want to go to your cousin's? you can go swimming.
  • 00:15:48.637 --> 00:15:49.405
  • Your cousin's? you can go swimming. you sure you don't want to
  • 00:15:49.471 --> 00:15:50.272
  • You can go swimming. you sure you don't want to invite your friends over?"
  • 00:15:50.339 --> 00:15:51.073
  • You sure you don't want to invite your friends over?" she'd say, "no, daddy. i just
  • 00:15:51.140 --> 00:15:52.174
  • Invite your friends over?" she'd say, "no, daddy. i just want to stay here with you."
  • 00:15:52.241 --> 00:15:54.443
  • She'd say, "no, daddy. i just want to stay here with you." even now, she's fourteen years
  • 00:15:54.543 --> 00:15:55.677
  • Want to stay here with you." even now, she's fourteen years old, we're still the best of
  • 00:15:55.744 --> 00:15:56.845
  • Even now, she's fourteen years old, we're still the best of friends.
  • 00:15:56.912 --> 00:15:58.080
  • Old, we're still the best of friends. she'll come up during the day at
  • 00:15:58.147 --> 00:15:59.081
  • Friends. she'll come up during the day at the house and...(applause)
  • 00:15:59.148 --> 00:16:01.250
  • She'll come up during the day at the house and...(applause) ...put her arm around me.
  • 00:16:01.316 --> 00:16:04.853
  • The house and...(applause) ...put her arm around me. we'll laugh, talk, have a good
  • 00:16:04.953 --> 00:16:05.854
  • ...put her arm around me. we'll laugh, talk, have a good time.
  • 00:16:05.921 --> 00:16:07.256
  • We'll laugh, talk, have a good time. she's like victoria.
  • 00:16:07.322 --> 00:16:08.123
  • Time. she's like victoria. she can't keep her hands off of
  • 00:16:08.190 --> 00:16:08.791
  • She's like victoria. she can't keep her hands off of me. (laughter)
  • 00:16:08.857 --> 00:16:09.992
  • She can't keep her hands off of me. (laughter) but you know what that is?
  • 00:16:10.059 --> 00:16:12.694
  • Me. (laughter) but you know what that is? that's wishful thinking.
  • 00:16:12.761 --> 00:16:14.696
  • But you know what that is? that's wishful thinking. (laughter/applause)
  • 00:16:14.763 --> 00:16:18.000
  • That's wishful thinking. (laughter/applause) what that is, seriously, that
  • 00:16:18.067 --> 00:16:20.669
  • (laughter/applause) what that is, seriously, that is god restoring the years.
  • 00:16:20.736 --> 00:16:22.204
  • What that is, seriously, that is god restoring the years. that's god turning back time.
  • 00:16:22.271 --> 00:16:23.672
  • Is god restoring the years. that's god turning back time. (applause)
  • 00:16:23.739 --> 00:16:27.076
  • That's god turning back time. (applause) why don't you ask god to
  • 00:16:27.142 --> 00:16:28.577
  • (applause) why don't you ask god to restore any opportunities that
  • 00:16:28.677 --> 00:16:31.547
  • Why don't you ask god to restore any opportunities that you've missed?
  • 00:16:31.613 --> 00:16:32.848
  • Restore any opportunities that you've missed? why don't you ask him to restore
  • 00:16:32.915 --> 00:16:34.283
  • You've missed? why don't you ask him to restore relationships that are not what
  • 00:16:34.349 --> 00:16:35.684
  • Why don't you ask him to restore relationships that are not what they should be?
  • 00:16:35.751 --> 00:16:37.853
  • Relationships that are not what they should be? god knows how to restore the
  • 00:16:37.920 --> 00:16:38.954
  • They should be? god knows how to restore the years.
  • 00:16:39.021 --> 00:16:41.356
  • God knows how to restore the years. ii kings chapter 8, there's the
  • 00:16:41.423 --> 00:16:42.391
  • Years. ii kings chapter 8, there's the story about elisha and this lady
  • 00:16:42.458 --> 00:16:44.760
  • Ii kings chapter 8, there's the story about elisha and this lady that was good friends with him.
  • 00:16:44.827 --> 00:16:47.162
  • Story about elisha and this lady that was good friends with him. her son died and elisha came,
  • 00:16:47.229 --> 00:16:48.697
  • That was good friends with him. her son died and elisha came, prayed for the boy and he came
  • 00:16:48.797 --> 00:16:50.299
  • Her son died and elisha came, prayed for the boy and he came back to life.
  • 00:16:50.365 --> 00:16:51.967
  • Prayed for the boy and he came back to life. later, there was a great famine
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  • Back to life. later, there was a great famine in the land.
  • 00:16:53.268 --> 00:16:54.803
  • Later, there was a great famine in the land. elisha told this woman that she
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  • In the land. elisha told this woman that she needed to move to another city
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  • Elisha told this woman that she needed to move to another city because the food was going to be
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  • Needed to move to another city because the food was going to be so scarce.
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  • Because the food was going to be so scarce. so she left there and went to
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  • So scarce. so she left there and went to the land of the philistines.
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  • So she left there and went to the land of the philistines. seven years later, the famine
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  • The land of the philistines. seven years later, the famine was over.
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  • Seven years later, the famine was over. she was so excited about coming
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  • Was over. she was so excited about coming back home but when she arrived
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  • She was so excited about coming back home but when she arrived she found that somebody was
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  • Back home but when she arrived she found that somebody was living in her house, farming her
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  • She found that somebody was living in her house, farming her land, making money off of her
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  • Living in her house, farming her land, making money off of her property.
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  • Land, making money off of her property. she couldn't believe it.
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  • Property. she couldn't believe it. she said, "what are you doing
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  • She couldn't believe it. she said, "what are you doing here? this is my house. i built
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  • She said, "what are you doing here? this is my house. i built this place."
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  • Here? this is my house. i built this place." they wouldn't budge.
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  • This place." they wouldn't budge. they weren't about to leave.
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  • They wouldn't budge. they weren't about to leave. she didn't know what to do so
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  • They weren't about to leave. she didn't know what to do so she decided to go see the king.
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  • She didn't know what to do so she decided to go see the king. now, this king wasn't a godly
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  • She decided to go see the king. now, this king wasn't a godly man.
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  • Now, this king wasn't a godly man. she didn't have any connection
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  • Man. she didn't have any connection with him.
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  • She didn't have any connection with him. she didn't even know if the king
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  • With him. she didn't even know if the king would see her.
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  • She didn't even know if the king would see her. but when she arrived it just so
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  • Would see her. but when she arrived it just so happened that gehazi, that was
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  • But when she arrived it just so happened that gehazi, that was the assistant to elisha, he
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  • Happened that gehazi, that was the assistant to elisha, he happened to be there visiting
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  • The assistant to elisha, he happened to be there visiting with the king.
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  • Happened to be there visiting with the king. the king was very intrigued by
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  • With the king. the king was very intrigued by the prophet elisha.
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  • The king was very intrigued by the prophet elisha. he asked gehazi to tell him some
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  • The prophet elisha. he asked gehazi to tell him some stories about the miracles that
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  • He asked gehazi to tell him some stories about the miracles that elisha had performed.
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  • Stories about the miracles that elisha had performed. it just so happened that gehazi
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  • Elisha had performed. it just so happened that gehazi started off telling this story
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  • It just so happened that gehazi started off telling this story about this little boy that died
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  • Started off telling this story about this little boy that died and how elisha prayed and he
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  • About this little boy that died and how elisha prayed and he came back to life.
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  • And how elisha prayed and he came back to life. right as he was telling it,
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  • Came back to life. right as he was telling it, perfectly on cue, this lady
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  • Right as he was telling it, perfectly on cue, this lady walked in the room.
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  • Perfectly on cue, this lady walked in the room. gehazi was amazed.
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  • Walked in the room. gehazi was amazed. he said, "king! that's the lady
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  • Gehazi was amazed. he said, "king! that's the lady i'm talking about right there.
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  • He said, "king! that's the lady i'm talking about right there. it was her son that came back to
  • 00:18:17.352 --> 00:18:18.353
  • I'm talking about right there. it was her son that came back to life."
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  • It was her son that came back to life." the king said, "is this true?"
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  • Life." the king said, "is this true?" she said, "exactly true."
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  • The king said, "is this true?" she said, "exactly true." the king was so moved not only
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  • She said, "exactly true." the king was so moved not only by the miracle; but by the fact
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  • The king was so moved not only by the miracle; but by the fact that this lady had shown up
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  • By the miracle; but by the fact that this lady had shown up unannounced perfectly on cue.
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  • That this lady had shown up unannounced perfectly on cue. he said to the lady, "ma'am,
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  • Unannounced perfectly on cue. he said to the lady, "ma'am, what can i do for you?"
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  • He said to the lady, "ma'am, what can i do for you?" she explained her situation, how
  • 00:18:34.403 --> 00:18:36.138
  • What can i do for you?" she explained her situation, how she had gone for seven years and
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  • She explained her situation, how she had gone for seven years and now she's back home and somebody
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  • She had gone for seven years and now she's back home and somebody was living in her house.
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  • Now she's back home and somebody was living in her house. the king said, "no problem.
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  • Was living in her house. the king said, "no problem. i'll take care of that."
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  • The king said, "no problem. i'll take care of that." he instructed his officials to
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  • I'll take care of that." he instructed his officials to make sure that she not only got
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  • He instructed his officials to make sure that she not only got her house back but he said, "see
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  • Make sure that she not only got her house back but he said, "see to it that she gets all the
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  • Her house back but he said, "see to it that she gets all the money from any crops that were
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  • To it that she gets all the money from any crops that were harvested during the seven years
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  • Money from any crops that were harvested during the seven years that she was gone."
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  • Harvested during the seven years that she was gone." what she had lost by being away
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  • That she was gone." what she had lost by being away for seven years was returned to
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  • What she had lost by being away for seven years was returned to her in one day.
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  • For seven years was returned to her in one day. that was god restoring the
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  • Her in one day. that was god restoring the years, paying her back for what
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  • Should have been hers.
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  • Should have been hers. (applause)
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  • Should have been hers. (applause) now some of you are due
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  • (applause) now some of you are due payback.
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  • Now some of you are due payback. you've lost some things.
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  • Payback. you've lost some things. the good news is they still have
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  • You've lost some things. the good news is they still have your name on them: your health,
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  • The good news is they still have your name on them: your health, your dreams, your finances, your
  • 00:19:19.548 --> 00:19:21.750
  • Your name on them: your health, your dreams, your finances, your relationships.
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  • Your dreams, your finances, your relationships. if you'll have this restoration
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  • Mentality, like this lady, god
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  • Mentality, like this lady, god will pay you back for everything
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  • Mentality, like this lady, god will pay you back for everything that should have been yours.
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  • Will pay you back for everything that should have been yours. god can make up for seven years
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  • That should have been yours. god can make up for seven years of loss with one good break.
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  • God can make up for seven years of loss with one good break. god can take fifteen years of
  • 00:19:36.365 --> 00:19:38.267
  • Of loss with one good break. god can take fifteen years of struggle and lack and cause one
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  • God can take fifteen years of struggle and lack and cause one person to show you favor that
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  • Struggle and lack and cause one person to show you favor that will make up for those fifteen
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  • Person to show you favor that will make up for those fifteen years.
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  • Will make up for those fifteen years. you may have struggled in your
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  • Years. you may have struggled in your health, in a relationship, in
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  • You may have struggled in your health, in a relationship, in your mind, no peace, but get
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  • Health, in a relationship, in your mind, no peace, but get this down in your spirit.
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  • Your mind, no peace, but get this down in your spirit. it's payback time.
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  • This down in your spirit. it's payback time. god is going to start restoring
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  • It's payback time. god is going to start restoring everything that should have been
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  • God is going to start restoring everything that should have been yours.
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  • Everything that should have been yours. (applause)
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  • Yours. (applause) some of you are raising a child
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  • (applause) some of you are raising a child that's difficult.
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  • Some of you are raising a child that's difficult. you never complain.
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  • That's difficult. you never complain. you love your child but it's
  • 00:20:04.526 --> 00:20:05.961
  • You never complain. you love your child but it's taken your joy, your passion.
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  • You love your child but it's taken your joy, your passion. god is going to pay you back.
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  • Taken your joy, your passion. god is going to pay you back. he knows exactly what you're
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  • God is going to pay you back. he knows exactly what you're owed.
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  • He knows exactly what you're owed. he is going to give you greater
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  • Owed. he is going to give you greater strength, greater joy.
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  • He is going to give you greater strength, greater joy. you may have missed out
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  • Strength, greater joy. you may have missed out temporarily but you need to get
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  • You may have missed out temporarily but you need to get ready.
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  • Temporarily but you need to get ready. what you're owed is still in
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  • Ready. what you're owed is still in your account and god knows how
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  • What you're owed is still in your account and god knows how to get it to you.
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  • Your account and god knows how to get it to you. (applause)
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  • To get it to you. (applause) you may have put up with an
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  • (applause) you may have put up with an illness for a long time, worked
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  • You may have put up with an illness for a long time, worked at job where you're not being
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  • Illness for a long time, worked at job where you're not being treated right, struggled with an
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  • At job where you're not being treated right, struggled with an addiction for many years.
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  • Treated right, struggled with an addiction for many years. be encouraged today.
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  • Addiction for many years. be encouraged today. payday is on its way.
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  • Be encouraged today. payday is on its way. god is not only going to turn it
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  • Payday is on its way. god is not only going to turn it around, he is going to restore
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  • God is not only going to turn it around, he is going to restore everything back to you that
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  • Around, he is going to restore everything back to you that should have been yours.
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  • Everything back to you that should have been yours. the rest of your life is going
  • 00:20:45.701 --> 00:20:47.002
  • Should have been yours. the rest of your life is going to be more rewarding, more
  • 00:20:47.069 --> 00:20:48.070
  • The rest of your life is going to be more rewarding, more fulfilling, than anything you've
  • 00:20:48.136 --> 00:20:49.771
  • To be more rewarding, more fulfilling, than anything you've experienced before.
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  • Fulfilling, than anything you've experienced before. that's what it says, psalm
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  • Experienced before. that's what it says, psalm 66:12, "we went through the
  • 00:20:53.175 --> 00:20:54.443
  • That's what it says, psalm 66:12, "we went through the fire, through the flood, but god
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  • 66:12, "we went through the fire, through the flood, but god brought us out to a place of
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  • Fire, through the flood, but god brought us out to a place of great abundance."
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  • Brought us out to a place of great abundance." that's what god is going to do
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  • Great abundance." that's what god is going to do for you.
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  • That's what god is going to do for you. you've been through the famine,
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  • For you. you've been through the famine, through the tough time, but you
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  • You've been through the famine, through the tough time, but you passed the test.
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  • Through the tough time, but you passed the test. now god is going to bring you,
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  • Passed the test. now god is going to bring you, not to a place of abundance, but
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  • Now god is going to bring you, not to a place of abundance, but a place of great abundance,
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  • Not to a place of abundance, but a place of great abundance, great joy, great friendships,
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  • A place of great abundance, great joy, great friendships, great health, great income.
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  • Great joy, great friendships, great health, great income. our attitude should be, "god,
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  • Great health, great income. our attitude should be, "god, i'm ready. i know it's payback
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  • Our attitude should be, "god, i'm ready. i know it's payback time. i'm not sitting around
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  • I'm ready. i know it's payback time. i'm not sitting around focused on what i lost and who
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  • Time. i'm not sitting around focused on what i lost and who hurt me and where i missed it.
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  • Focused on what i lost and who hurt me and where i missed it. i'm focused on the fact that you
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  • Hurt me and where i missed it. i'm focused on the fact that you are a god of restoration. you
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  • I'm focused on the fact that you are a god of restoration. you are full of mercy. you know
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  • Are a god of restoration. you are full of mercy. you know exactly what i'm owed. you
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  • Are full of mercy. you know exactly what i'm owed. you promised you would pay me back
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  • Exactly what i'm owed. you promised you would pay me back and bring me to a place of
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  • Promised you would pay me back and bring me to a place of great abundance."
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  • And bring me to a place of great abundance." that's the attitude that allows
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  • Great abundance." that's the attitude that allows god to restore, to make up for
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  • That's the attitude that allows god to restore, to make up for lost time, lost health, lost
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  • God to restore, to make up for lost time, lost health, lost wages, lost victories.
  • 00:21:48.397 --> 00:21:52.167
  • Lost time, lost health, lost wages, lost victories. one time in the old testament,
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  • Wages, lost victories. one time in the old testament, an enemy army had surrounded the
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  • One time in the old testament, an enemy army had surrounded the israelites and cut off their
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  • An enemy army had surrounded the israelites and cut off their food supply.
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  • Israelites and cut off their food supply. the israelites were eating
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  • Food supply. the israelites were eating things that were unthinkable.
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  • The israelites were eating things that were unthinkable. a few more days and they
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  • Things that were unthinkable. a few more days and they certainly would have starved to
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  • A few more days and they certainly would have starved to death.
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  • Certainly would have starved to death. the prophet elisha showed up and
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  • Death. the prophet elisha showed up and said, "by this time tomorrow
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  • The prophet elisha showed up and said, "by this time tomorrow there will be so much food
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  • Said, "by this time tomorrow there will be so much food you'll be able to buy a loaf of
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  • There will be so much food you'll be able to buy a loaf of bread for one penny."
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  • You'll be able to buy a loaf of bread for one penny." the assistant to the king said,
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  • Bread for one penny." the assistant to the king said, "elisha, what are you talking
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  • The assistant to the king said, "elisha, what are you talking about? have you lost your mind?
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  • "elisha, what are you talking about? have you lost your mind? even if god opened up the
  • 00:22:22.063 --> 00:22:23.565
  • About? have you lost your mind? even if god opened up the windows of heaven that would not
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  • Even if god opened up the windows of heaven that would not happen."
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  • Windows of heaven that would not happen." notice god said, "restoration is
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  • Happen." notice god said, "restoration is coming. it's going to happen
  • 00:22:28.537 --> 00:22:30.172
  • Notice god said, "restoration is coming. it's going to happen sooner than you think.
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  • Coming. it's going to happen sooner than you think. it's going to be greater than
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  • Sooner than you think. it's going to be greater than you imagine. you're coming to a
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  • It's going to be greater than you imagine. you're coming to a place of great abundance."
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  • You imagine. you're coming to a place of great abundance." but this assistant only looked
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  • Place of great abundance." but this assistant only looked at it in the natural.
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  • But this assistant only looked at it in the natural. he checked the stock report.
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  • At it in the natural. he checked the stock report. he looked at his bank statement.
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  • He checked the stock report. he looked at his bank statement. he watched the nightly news.
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  • He looked at his bank statement. he watched the nightly news. he said, "it's impossible.
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  • He watched the nightly news. he said, "it's impossible. there's no way that could
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  • He said, "it's impossible. there's no way that could happen."
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  • There's no way that could happen." but there were four lepers
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  • Happen." but there were four lepers sitting outside the city gates.
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  • But there were four lepers sitting outside the city gates. they said, "we have nothing to
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  • Sitting outside the city gates. they said, "we have nothing to lose. we're going to starve to
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  • They said, "we have nothing to lose. we're going to starve to death anyway. let's march down
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  • Lose. we're going to starve to death anyway. let's march down toward the enemy's camp and see
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  • Death anyway. let's march down toward the enemy's camp and see what's going on."
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  • Toward the enemy's camp and see what's going on." as they started walking, god
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  • What's going on." as they started walking, god multiplied the sound of their
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  • As they started walking, god multiplied the sound of their footsteps.
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  • Multiplied the sound of their footsteps. they sounded like a huge army
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  • Footsteps. they sounded like a huge army was approaching.
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  • They sounded like a huge army was approaching. the enemy army got afraid, took
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  • Was approaching. the enemy army got afraid, took off running, left their food,
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  • The enemy army got afraid, took off running, left their food, left their treasures, left the
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  • Off running, left their food, left their treasures, left the whole camp filled with supplies.
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  • Left their treasures, left the whole camp filled with supplies. (applause)
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  • Whole camp filled with supplies. (applause) those four lepers went back to
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  • (applause) those four lepers went back to their family, the israelites,
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  • Those four lepers went back to their family, the israelites, and said, "come with us.
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  • Their family, the israelites, and said, "come with us. there's more than enough."
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  • And said, "come with us. there's more than enough." the people were so excited, so
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  • There's more than enough." the people were so excited, so hungry, they took off running
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  • The people were so excited, so hungry, they took off running out of the city to go get the
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  • Hungry, they took off running out of the city to go get the food.
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  • Out of the city to go get the food. this assistant that said it
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  • Food. this assistant that said it would never happen was in
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  • This assistant that said it would never happen was in control of the gate.
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  • Would never happen was in control of the gate. when the people came out running
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  • Control of the gate. when the people came out running so fast he got knocked down and
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  • When the people came out running so fast he got knocked down and was trampled to death.
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  • So fast he got knocked down and was trampled to death. he said it would never happen
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  • Was trampled to death. he said it would never happen and for him, he was exactly
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  • He said it would never happen and for him, he was exactly right. it never happened.
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  • And for him, he was exactly right. it never happened. (laughter)
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  • Right. it never happened. (laughter) god is saying today he is going
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  • (laughter) god is saying today he is going to restore what was stolen.
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  • God is saying today he is going to restore what was stolen. he is going to pay you back for
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  • To restore what was stolen. he is going to pay you back for what you lost.
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  • He is going to pay you back for what you lost. he is going to bring you to a
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  • What you lost. he is going to bring you to a place of great abundance.
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  • He is going to bring you to a place of great abundance. now here's my challenge.
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  • Place of great abundance. now here's my challenge. (applause)
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  • Now here's my challenge. (applause) don't be like this man.
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  • (applause) don't be like this man. "oh, i don't see how it could
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  • Don't be like this man. "oh, i don't see how it could happen. i never get any good
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  • Breaks. i've been through too
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  • Breaks. i've been through too much."
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  • Breaks. i've been through too much." no, that's going to keep you
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  • Much." no, that's going to keep you from god's best.
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  • No, that's going to keep you from god's best. you've got to have this
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  • From god's best. you've got to have this restoration mentality,
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  • "god, i agree. i know it's
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  • "god, i agree. i know it's payback time. i want to thank
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  • "god, i agree. i know it's payback time. i want to thank you, lord, for restoring the
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  • Payback time. i want to thank you, lord, for restoring the health, the peace, the joy,
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  • You, lord, for restoring the health, the peace, the joy, the finances, the ideas,
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  • Health, the peace, the joy, the finances, the ideas, everything that belongs
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  • The finances, the ideas, everything that belongs to me."
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  • Everything that belongs to me." that's what allows god to work.
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  • To me." that's what allows god to work. but some of you have let your
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  • That's what allows god to work. but some of you have let your thoughts and discouragement and
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  • But some of you have let your thoughts and discouragement and what you've been through talk
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  • Thoughts and discouragement and what you've been through talk you out of it.
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  • What you've been through talk you out of it. but today is a new day. faith
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  • You out of it. but today is a new day. faith is rising. strongholds are
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  • But today is a new day. faith is rising. strongholds are being broken. favor is coming.
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  • Is rising. strongholds are being broken. favor is coming. because you have this
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  • Being broken. favor is coming. because you have this restoration mentality god is not
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  • Because you have this restoration mentality god is not only going to restore what's
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  • Restoration mentality god is not only going to restore what's been stolen but i believe and
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  • Only going to restore what's been stolen but i believe and declare you're coming out
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  • Been stolen but i believe and declare you're coming out stronger, promoted, increased,
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  • Declare you're coming out stronger, promoted, increased, healthier, wiser.
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  • Stronger, promoted, increased, healthier, wiser. you're coming out to a place of
  • 00:24:52.280 --> 00:24:54.015
  • Healthier, wiser. you're coming out to a place of abundance.
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  • You're coming out to a place of abundance. in jesus' name.
  • 00:24:55.884 --> 00:24:57.085
  • Abundance. in jesus' name. if you receive it can you say,
  • 00:24:57.185 --> 00:24:58.286
  • In jesus' name. if you receive it can you say, "amen" today? (amen.)
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  • If you receive it can you say, "amen" today? (amen.) (cheering/applause)
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  • "amen" today? (amen.) (cheering/applause) well, we never like to close
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  • (cheering/applause) well, we never like to close our broadcasts without giving
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  • Well, we never like to close our broadcasts without giving you an opportunity to make jesus
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  • Our broadcasts without giving you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life.
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  • You an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life. would you pray with me?
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  • The lord of your life. would you pray with me? just say, "lord jesus,
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  • Would you pray with me? just say, "lord jesus, i repent of my sins.
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  • Just say, "lord jesus, i repent of my sins. come in to my heart.
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  • I repent of my sins. come in to my heart. i make you my lord and savior."
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  • Come in to my heart. i make you my lord and savior." friends, if you prayed that
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  • I make you my lord and savior." friends, if you prayed that simple prayer we believe
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  • You got born again.yed that
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  • You got born again.yed that get in a good bible-based
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  • You got born again.yed that get in a good bible-based church. keep god first place.
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  • Get in a good bible-based church. keep god first place. he is going to take you places
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  • Church. keep god first place. he is going to take you places you've never dreamed of.
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  • .
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  • . > anncr: as a thank you for
  • 00:25:30.085 --> 00:25:30.919
  • > anncr: as a thank you for your support of our ministry,
  • 00:25:30.986 --> 00:25:32.554
  • 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
  • 00:25:35.290 --> 00:25:37.392
  • 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
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  • Yet god can actually use fire to expand, grow, and
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  • 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
  • 00:26:05.954 --> 00:26:07.022
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • A distant possibility but a certain reality as
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  • A certain reality as undeniable as these
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  • Undeniable as these glorious trees.
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  • Glorious trees. my new book, "your greater
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  • My new book, "your greater is coming", will show you
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  • Is coming", will show you how to overcome when life
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  • How to overcome when life deals you a setback,
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  • Deals you a setback, a heartache, a fire.
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  • A heartache, a fire. even now, god is setting
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  • Even now, god is setting you up for something
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  • You up for something magnificent. your future
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  • Magnificent. your future is bigger and brighter than
  • 00:26:35.417 --> 00:26:37.052
  • Is bigger and brighter than you can imagine. god is
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  • You can imagine. god is promising you your greater
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  • 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.
  • 00:26:46.394 --> 00:26:50.665
  • Or call 800-565-0772. or call 800-565-0772.
  • 00:26:50.732 --> 00:26:51.166
  • 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
  • 00:26:56.671 --> 00:26:57.238
  • > joel: thanks so much for your prayer and support of
  • 00:26:57.305 --> 00:26:58.206
  • 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
  • 00:27:12.987 --> 00:27:13.922
  • 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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  • I hope you'll download your copy today!
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