The Secret Place

October 18, 2022 | 289 | 27:29

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Joel Osteen | The Secret Place | October 18, 2022
  • (applause)
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  • (applause) well god bless you. it's
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  • Well god bless you. it's always a joy to come into
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  • Always a joy to come into your homes and if you're
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  • Your homes and if you're ever in our area, please
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  • Ever in our area, please stop by and be a part of
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  • Stop by and be a part of one of our services.
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  • One of our services. i promise you we will make
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  • I promise you we will make you feel right at home.
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  • You feel right at home. the finest people in all
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  • The finest people in all of houston, tx right here
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  • Of houston, tx right here at lakewood. so come out
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  • At lakewood. so come out whenever you can.
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  • Whenever you can. but thank you guys for
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  • But thank you guys for being here today.
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  • Being here today. i like to start with
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  • I like to start with something funny. please
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  • Something funny. please note, this is just a joke.
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  • Note, this is just a joke. don't be offended. i heard
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  • Don't be offended. i heard about this blonde lady.
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  • About this blonde lady. she was driving down
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  • She was driving down the freeway when she got
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  • The freeway when she got pulled over by a female
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  • Pulled over by a female police officer who also
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  • Police officer who also happened to be blonde.
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  • Happened to be blonde. the officer asked for
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  • The officer asked for her drivers license. she
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  • Her drivers license. she dug and dug in her purse,
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  • Dug and dug in her purse, getting more and more
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  • Getting more and more agitated and couldn't
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  • Agitated and couldn't find it. she finally
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  • Find it. she finally asked the officer, "what
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  • Asked the officer, "what does it look like?"
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  • Does it look like?" she said, "it's a little
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  • She said, "it's a little square that has your
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  • Square that has your picture on it."
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  • Picture on it." the lady found a mirror,
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  • The lady found a mirror, saw herself, and said,
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  • Saw herself, and said, "oh," and handed it to
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  • "oh," and handed it to the officer.
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  • The officer. the officer looked in the
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  • The officer looked in the mirror and saw herself,
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  • Mirror and saw herself, handed it back, and said,
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  • Handed it back, and said, "you can go. i didn't
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  • "you can go. i didn't realize you were a police
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  • Realize you were a police officer." (laughter)
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  • Officer." (laughter) hold up your bible,
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  • Hold up your bible, say it like you mean it:
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  • Say it like you mean it: this is my bible.
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  • This is my bible. i am what it says i am,
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  • I am what it says i am, i have what it says i
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  • I have what it says i have, i can do what it
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  • Have, i can do what it says i can do.
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  • Says i can do. today i will be taught
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  • Today i will be taught the word of god.
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  • The word of god. i boldly confess: my mind
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  • I boldly confess: my mind is alert. my heart is
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  • Is alert. my heart is receptive. i will never
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  • Receptive. i will never be the same in jesus'
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  • Be the same in jesus' name. god bless you.
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  • Name. god bless you. i want to talk to you today
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  • I want to talk to you today about "the secret place".
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  • About "the secret place". in the old testament,
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  • In the old testament, there was something
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  • There was something called the holy of holies.
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  • Called the holy of holies. that was the inner part
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  • That was the inner part of the temple where the
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  • Of the temple where the presence of god was.
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  • Presence of god was. it was a restricted area,
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  • It was a restricted area, very protected. no one
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  • Very protected. no one could go in there except
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  • Could go in there except the priests and only with
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  • The priests and only with them, certain times a
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  • Them, certain times a year. they had to take
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  • Year. they had to take the right sacrifices and
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  • The right sacrifices and be extremely careful.
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  • Be extremely careful. they knew if everything
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  • They knew if everything wasn't in order, if they
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  • Wasn't in order, if they didn't treat it with the
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  • Didn't treat it with the utmost respect and honor,
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  • Utmost respect and honor, they would be killed.
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  • They would be killed. it was a very serious
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  • It was a very serious thing. so they went to
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  • Thing. so they went to great lengths to guard
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  • Great lengths to guard it and to keep the wrong
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  • It and to keep the wrong things out.
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  • Things out. in the same way, every
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  • In the same way, every one of us should have a
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  • One of us should have a holy of holies. not a
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  • Holy of holies. not a physical place but down
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  • Physical place but down in you, there should be
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  • In you, there should be a secret place; an inner
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  • A secret place; an inner sanctuary where you don't
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  • Sanctuary where you don't allow everything in-any
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  • Allow everything in-any worry, offense, bitterness,
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  • Worry, offense, bitterness, trouble, turmoil.
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  • Trouble, turmoil. that may be happening on
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  • That may be happening on the outside but you guard
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  • The outside but you guard your secret place. you
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  • Your secret place. you don't let it into your
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  • Don't let it into your inner sanctuary. your
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  • Inner sanctuary. your secret place should be a
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  • Secret place should be a place of peace, of rest,
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  • Place of peace, of rest, of faith, where you know
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  • Of faith, where you know god is in control. but if
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  • God is in control. but if you make the mistake of
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  • You make the mistake of letting everything in,
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  • Letting everything in, constantly dwelling on
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  • Constantly dwelling on your difficulties, living
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  • Your difficulties, living worried, upset, offended.
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  • Worried, upset, offended. the problem is your secret
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  • The problem is your secret place will become
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  • Place will become contaminated. this is
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  • Contaminated. this is where you live out of;
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  • Where you live out of; it's the core of who you
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  • It's the core of who you are. proverbs says,
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  • Are. proverbs says, "above all else, guard
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  • "above all else, guard your heart for out of it
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  • Your heart for out of it flow the issues of life."
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  • Flow the issues of life." this is saying above
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  • This is saying above everything, protect your
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  • Everything, protect your secret place. if you're
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  • Secret place. if you're allowing everything in,
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  • Allowing everything in, what they said, what
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  • What they said, what didn't work out, the
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  • Didn't work out, the disappointment, the hurt,
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  • Disappointment, the hurt, the pain, the stress,
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  • The pain, the stress, the traffic, then because
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  • The traffic, then because your secret place is
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  • Your secret place is poisoned, it will impact
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  • Poisoned, it will impact everything about you.our
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  • Everything about you.our your attitude, youru're
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  • Your attitude, youru're relationships, your joy,
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  • Relationships, your joy, your vision. out of your
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  • Your vision. out of your secret place flow the
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  • Secret place flow the issues of life. we all
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  • Issues of life. we all have negative things come
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  • Have negative things come against us. we can't get
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  • Against us. we can't get away from that. but don't
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  • Away from that. but don't bring it close to you.
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  • Bring it close to you. quit giving it so much
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  • Quit giving it so much attention, reliving the
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  • Attention, reliving the hurt, thinking about the
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  • Hurt, thinking about the offense, dwelling on the
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  • Offense, dwelling on the disappointment. that
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  • Disappointment. that doesn't belong in your
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  • Doesn't belong in your inner sanctuary. this is
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  • Inner sanctuary. this is a very hallowed space.
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  • A very hallowed space. you have to keep your
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  • You have to keep your secret place consecrated,
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  • Secret place consecrated, set apart. you're very
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  • Set apart. you're very selective about what
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  • Selective about what you allow in. if you
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  • You allow in. if you don't respect your secret
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  • Don't respect your secret place, if you don't guard
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  • Place, if you don't guard your inner sanctuary,
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  • Your inner sanctuary, then you'll go through
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  • Then you'll go through life offended, worried,
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  • Life offended, worried, upset, discouraged. and
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  • Upset, discouraged. and this is why many people
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  • This is why many people have no joy, no peace;
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  • Have no joy, no peace; they're always down.
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  • They're always down. it's not because they
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  • It's not because they have more difficulties,
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  • Have more difficulties, necessarily. it's because
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  • Necessarily. it's because they're not protecting
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  • They're not protecting their secret place.
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  • Their secret place. and sometimes when people
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  • And sometimes when people see you in peace, you're
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  • See you in peace, you're always consistent; they
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  • Always consistent; they think you must not have
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  • Think you must not have any problems. "i wish i
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  • Any problems. "i wish i had your life. you should
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  • Had your life. you should see what i'm dealing
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  • See what i'm dealing with." the truth is, we
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  • With." the truth is, we all face difficulties.
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  • All face difficulties. we all have unfair
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  • We all have unfair situations. the
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  • Situations. the difference is the people
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  • Difference is the people that are in peace,
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  • That are in peace, positive, hopeful; they're
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  • Positive, hopeful; they're not allowing the negative
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  • Not allowing the negative into their inner sanctuary.
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  • Into their inner sanctuary. things can be happening on
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  • Things can be happening on the outside. a friend did
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  • The outside. a friend did you wrong, a setback in
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  • You wrong, a setback in your health; the feelings
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  • Your health; the feelings will come: offense, worry,
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  • Will come: offense, worry, discouragement. you can't
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  • Discouragement. you can't stop the feelings from
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  • Stop the feelings from coming but you can stop
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  • Coming but you can stop them from getting into
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  • Them from getting into your secret place.
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  • Your secret place. i'm not saying to never
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  • I'm not saying to never feel worried, never feel
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  • Feel worried, never feel offended, never feel
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  • Offended, never feel discouraged. that's not
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  • Discouraged. that's not reality. feelings are a
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  • Reality. feelings are a part of life. i'm saying
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  • Part of life. i'm saying don't bring it close to
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  • Don't bring it close to you. you have to put your
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  • You. you have to put your foot down and say, "this
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  • Foot down and say, "this person did me wrong, but
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  • Person did me wrong, but i'm not going to be
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  • I'm not going to be offended. god is my
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  • Offended. god is my vindicator."
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  • Vindicator." "the medical report is
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  • "the medical report is not good. i'm not living
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  • Not good. i'm not living worried. nothing can
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  • Worried. nothing can snatch me out of god's
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  • Snatch me out of god's hands."
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  • Hands." "i didn't get that
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  • "i didn't get that promotion but i'm not
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  • Promotion but i'm not sitting around in
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  • Sitting around in self-pity. i know god has
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  • Self-pity. i know god has something better in
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  • Something better in store."
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  • Store." you have to protect your
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  • You have to protect your secret place.report is
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  • Secret place.report is your feelings will doing
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  • Your feelings will doing everything they can to
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  • Everything they can to try to get in. worry will
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  • Try to get in. worry will knock at your door every
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  • Knock at your door every night. "what are you
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  • Night. "what are you going to do about your
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  • Going to do about your finances?"
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  • Finances?" "what if the report isn't
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  • "what if the report isn't good?"
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  • Good?" "what if your child doesn't
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  • "what if your child doesn't straighten up?"
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  • Straighten up?" offense, self-pity,
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  • Offense, self-pity, discouragement; they
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  • Discouragement; they don't give up easily.
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  • Don't give up easily. they'll constantly whisper,
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  • They'll constantly whisper, "let me in." "come on, you
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  • "let me in." "come on, you had a bad break. feel
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  • Had a bad break. feel sorry for yourself."
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  • Sorry for yourself." "they did you wrong,
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  • "they did you wrong, you have a right to be
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  • You have a right to be depressed."
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  • Depressed." or, "you lost a loved one.
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  • Or, "you lost a loved one. you should be sour."
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  • You should be sour." you have to be determined
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  • You have to be determined to say, "no, you are not
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  • To say, "no, you are not getting into my secret
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  • Getting into my secret place. i am not living
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  • Place. i am not living worried and upset."
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  • Worried and upset." friends, when you're in
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  • Friends, when you're in peace that's a position
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  • Peace that's a position of power. when you have
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  • Of power. when you have a good attitude despite
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  • A good attitude despite what's going on around
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  • What's going on around you, you're showing god
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  • You, you're showing god that you trust him.
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  • That you trust him. our actions speak louder
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  • Our actions speak louder than our words.
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  • Than our words. when we go around upset,
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  • When we go around upset, worried, discouraged;
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  • Worried, discouraged; that's a sign that we're
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  • That's a sign that we're letting the wrong things
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  • Letting the wrong things into our secret place.
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  • Into our secret place. the good news is you
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  • The good news is you control that doorway.
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  • Control that doorway. you can do something
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  • You can do something about it. draw the line
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  • About it. draw the line in the sand and say,
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  • In the sand and say, "that's it. this is a
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  • "that's it. this is a new day. i'm serving an
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  • New day. i'm serving an eviction notice to all
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  • Eviction notice to all of the negative, worry,
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  • Of the negative, worry, offense, trouble, turmoil.
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  • Offense, trouble, turmoil. from this day forward you
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  • From this day forward you are no longer welcome in
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  • Are no longer welcome in my secret place."
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  • My secret place." (applause)day forward you
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  • (applause)day forward you the scripture says,
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  • The scripture says, "don't let the sun go
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  • "don't let the sun go down on your anger."
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  • Down on your anger." it's okay to feel anger.
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  • It's okay to feel anger. it's okay to feel hurt,
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  • It's okay to feel hurt, to feel disappointment.
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  • To feel disappointment. but it's not okay to let
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  • But it's not okay to let those feelings stay.
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  • Those feelings stay. you can't bring them so
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  • You can't bring them so close to you that you
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  • Close to you that you wake up the next morning
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  • Wake up the next morning upset, wanting to pay
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  • Upset, wanting to pay somebody back, not excited
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  • Somebody back, not excited about your future. that's
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  • About your future. that's going to poison your life.
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  • Going to poison your life. keep it on the outside.
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  • Keep it on the outside. don't let it in your inner
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  • Don't let it in your inner sanctuary.
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  • Sanctuary. a friend of mine is
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  • A friend of mine is fighting cancer. he's had
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  • Fighting cancer. he's had several surgeries. he's
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  • Several surgeries. he's gone through chemo and
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  • Gone through chemo and radiation. there's a lot
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  • Radiation. there's a lot of turmoil on the outside.
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  • Of turmoil on the outside. he could be upset, worried,
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  • He could be upset, worried, discouraged. he's just as
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  • Discouraged. he's just as calm and peaceful. he
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  • Calm and peaceful. he still has his sense of
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  • Still has his sense of humor. he's learned this
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  • Humor. he's learned this principal to not let the
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  • Principal to not let the turmoil get on the inside.
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  • Turmoil get on the inside. he's protecting his inner
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  • He's protecting his inner sanctuary.
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  • Sanctuary. see, ships don't sink
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  • See, ships don't sink because of the water
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  • Because of the water around them. ships sink
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  • Around them. ships sink because of the water
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  • Because of the water that gets in them.
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  • That gets in them. a ship can be in the
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  • A ship can be in the ocean and have hundreds
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  • Ocean and have hundreds of miles of water in
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  • Of miles of water in every direction.
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  • Every direction. the waters can be cold,
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  • The waters can be cold, choppy, rough, big waves.
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  • Choppy, rough, big waves. water around them is not
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  • Water around them is not a problem.
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  • A problem. but if that ship lets
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  • But if that ship lets what's on the outside
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  • What's on the outside get on the inside, then
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  • Get on the inside, then it is a major problem.
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  • It is a major problem. it will sink.
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  • It will sink. we can't stop what's on
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  • We can't stop what's on the outside: opposition,
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  • The outside: opposition, offense, trouble, delays,
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  • Offense, trouble, delays, traffic. these things are
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  • Traffic. these things are going to happen. the key
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  • Going to happen. the key is don't let what's on
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  • Is don't let what's on the outside get on the
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  • The outside get on the inside.
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  • Inside. this is what joseph did.
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  • This is what joseph did. he was betrayed by his
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  • He was betrayed by his brothers, sold into
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  • Brothers, sold into slavery, falsely accused,
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  • Slavery, falsely accused, spent time in prison.
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  • Spent time in prison. on the outside, there was
  • 00:09:01.897 --> 00:09:03.165
  • On the outside, there was a lot of turmoil. he had
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  • A lot of turmoil. he had the right at least in the
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  • The right at least in the natural to be angry,
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  • Natural to be angry, bitter, in self-pity. but
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  • Bitter, in self-pity. but joseph didn't let what
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  • Joseph didn't let what was on the outside get
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  • Was on the outside get on the inside.
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  • On the inside. the feelings came.
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  • The feelings came. he felt bitterness, the
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  • He felt bitterness, the rejection, the loneliness.
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  • Rejection, the loneliness. but he made the choice
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  • But he made the choice that he wasn't going to
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  • That he wasn't going to keep dwelling on it.
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  • Keep dwelling on it. reliving the hurts.
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  • Reliving the hurts. thinking about how unfair
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  • Thinking about how unfair it was. and because he
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  • It was. and because he kept his inner sanctuary
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  • Kept his inner sanctuary pure, he operated out of
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  • Pure, he operated out of a place of peace, of
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  • A place of peace, of hope, of faith.
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  • Hope, of faith. that's what allows god
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  • That's what allows god to turn things around.
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  • To turn things around. when king saul was chasing
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  • When king saul was chasing david, trying to kill him,
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  • David, trying to kill him, david could have been
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  • David could have been upset thinking, "why is
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  • Upset thinking, "why is this guy after me?
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  • This guy after me? i haven't done one thing
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  • I haven't done one thing wrong to him." saul
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  • Wrong to him." saul chased him through the
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  • Desert month after month
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  • Desert month after month making david's lifemonth
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  • Making david's lifemonth miserable. you can imagine
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  • Miserable. you can imagine how david could have let
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  • How david could have let the frustration, the
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  • The frustration, the worry, the turmoil get
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  • Worry, the turmoil get on the inside and cause
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  • On the inside and cause him to be sour. david
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  • Him to be sour. david what we all must do.
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  • What we all must do. he didn't let that into
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  • His secret place. at one
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  • His secret place. at one point while saul was
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  • Point while saul was chasing them, david had
  • 00:10:13.469 --> 00:10:15.271
  • Chasing them, david had an opportunity to put an
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  • An opportunity to put an end to it. saul was
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  • End to it. saul was sleeping. david's men saw
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  • Sleeping. david's men saw it and said, "david, this
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  • It and said, "david, this is our big chance. we can
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  • Is our big chance. we can go kill him." david said,
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  • Go kill him." david said, "no, don't do it. he's
  • 00:10:25.548 --> 00:10:26.949
  • "no, don't do it. he's the king. even though
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  • The king. even though he's doing wrong, i'm
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  • He's doing wrong, i'm going to honor his
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  • Going to honor his authority by doing the
  • 00:10:31.320 --> 00:10:32.655
  • Authority by doing the right thing."
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  • Right thing." the only way david could
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  • The only way david could do that is to protect his
  • 00:10:35.825 --> 00:10:37.693
  • Do that is to protect his secret place. he wasn't
  • 00:10:37.760 --> 00:10:40.296
  • Secret place. he wasn't allowing the anger, the
  • 00:10:40.362 --> 00:10:41.764
  • Allowing the anger, the bitterness, on the inside.
  • 00:10:41.831 --> 00:10:44.133
  • Bitterness, on the inside. with both david and joseph,
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  • With both david and joseph, god not only took care of
  • 00:10:46.469 --> 00:10:47.870
  • God not only took care of their enemies, but god
  • 00:10:47.937 --> 00:10:49.572
  • Their enemies, but god promoted them and took
  • 00:10:49.638 --> 00:10:51.006
  • Promoted them and took them to the throne. when
  • 00:10:51.073 --> 00:10:52.808
  • Them to the throne. when you face trouble,
  • 00:10:52.875 --> 00:10:54.643
  • You face trouble, opposition, bad breaks,
  • 00:10:54.710 --> 00:10:56.846
  • Opposition, bad breaks, that's when it's the most
  • 00:10:56.912 --> 00:10:58.280
  • That's when it's the most easiest to let bitterness
  • 00:10:58.347 --> 00:11:00.282
  • Easiest to let bitterness in. "god, why is this
  • 00:11:00.349 --> 00:11:02.284
  • In. "god, why is this happening to me?"
  • 00:11:02.351 --> 00:11:03.886
  • Happening to me?" "why did i come down
  • 00:11:03.953 --> 00:11:04.887
  • "why did i come down with this illness?" "why
  • 00:11:04.954 --> 00:11:06.455
  • With this illness?" "why did my child get off
  • 00:11:06.522 --> 00:11:07.490
  • Did my child get off course?" "why did this
  • 00:11:07.556 --> 00:11:08.758
  • Course?" "why did this company let me go?" in
  • 00:11:08.824 --> 00:11:10.159
  • Company let me go?" in those tough times, when
  • 00:11:10.226 --> 00:11:12.294
  • Those tough times, when you don't understand it,
  • 00:11:12.361 --> 00:11:14.230
  • You don't understand it, you're doing the right
  • 00:11:14.296 --> 00:11:15.231
  • You're doing the right thing but the wrong
  • 00:11:15.297 --> 00:11:16.365
  • Thing but the wrong thing's happening.
  • 00:11:16.432 --> 00:11:17.466
  • Thing's happening. more than ever, you have
  • 00:11:17.533 --> 00:11:19.602
  • More than ever, you have to guard your secret
  • 00:11:19.668 --> 00:11:20.603
  • To guard your secret place. come back to that
  • 00:11:20.669 --> 00:11:22.438
  • Place. come back to that place of peace, that place
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  • Place of peace, that place of trust. like david, like
  • 00:11:24.073 --> 00:11:26.609
  • Of trust. like david, like joseph, you could say,
  • 00:11:26.675 --> 00:11:27.977
  • Joseph, you could say, "god, there's trouble all
  • 00:11:28.043 --> 00:11:29.245
  • "god, there's trouble all around me. it doesn't
  • 00:11:29.311 --> 00:11:31.080
  • Around me. it doesn't make sense. but i am not
  • 00:11:31.147 --> 00:11:33.082
  • Make sense. but i am not going to let it get in me.
  • 00:11:33.149 --> 00:11:35.317
  • Going to let it get in me. i know you will make my
  • 00:11:35.384 --> 00:11:36.886
  • I know you will make my wrongs right. i know no
  • 00:11:36.952 --> 00:11:39.088
  • Wrongs right. i know no weapon formed against me
  • 00:11:39.155 --> 00:11:40.523
  • Weapon formed against me will ever prosper.
  • 00:11:40.589 --> 00:11:41.757
  • Will ever prosper. i know this was meant
  • 00:11:41.824 --> 00:11:42.725
  • I know this was meant for harm but you will
  • 00:11:42.792 --> 00:11:43.759
  • For harm but you will use it to my advantage."
  • 00:11:43.826 --> 00:11:45.995
  • Use it to my advantage." what am i saying? be
  • 00:11:46.061 --> 00:11:47.229
  • What am i saying? be careful what you let
  • 00:11:47.296 --> 00:11:49.098
  • Careful what you let get close to you.
  • 00:11:49.165 --> 00:11:51.233
  • Get close to you. bitterness does not
  • 00:11:51.300 --> 00:11:52.468
  • Bitterness does not belong in your secret
  • 00:11:52.535 --> 00:11:53.803
  • Belong in your secret place. offense. self-pity.
  • 00:11:53.869 --> 00:11:56.472
  • Place. offense. self-pity. discouragement. that will
  • 00:11:56.539 --> 00:11:58.207
  • Discouragement. that will keep you from your destiny.
  • 00:11:58.274 --> 00:12:00.643
  • "well, joel, the loanstiny.
  • 00:12:00.743 --> 00:12:01.844
  • "well, joel, the loanstiny. didn't go through. i'm
  • 00:12:01.911 --> 00:12:03.445
  • Didn't go through. i'm so disappointed.". i'm
  • 00:12:03.512 --> 00:12:04.747
  • So disappointed.". i'm "i worked hard and i
  • 00:12:04.814 --> 00:12:05.714
  • "i worked hard and i didn't get the promotion."
  • 00:12:05.781 --> 00:12:07.483
  • Didn't get the promotion." "the medical report says
  • 00:12:07.550 --> 00:12:08.651
  • "the medical report says i'm never going to get
  • 00:12:08.717 --> 00:12:09.518
  • I'm never going to get well." don't let what's
  • 00:12:09.585 --> 00:12:11.320
  • Well." don't let what's on the outside get on
  • 00:12:11.387 --> 00:12:12.688
  • On the outside get on the inside. your inner
  • 00:12:12.755 --> 00:12:14.356
  • The inside. your inner sanctuary needs to stay
  • 00:12:14.423 --> 00:12:16.525
  • Sanctuary needs to stay positive, hopeful, and
  • 00:12:16.592 --> 00:12:18.427
  • Positive, hopeful, and peaceful. this is what
  • 00:12:18.494 --> 00:12:19.695
  • Peaceful. this is what allows god to work.
  • 00:12:19.762 --> 00:12:21.430
  • Allows god to work. this is what mary, the
  • 00:12:21.497 --> 00:12:22.965
  • This is what mary, the mother of jesus, had to
  • 00:12:23.032 --> 00:12:24.834
  • Mother of jesus, had to do. as a teenager, she
  • 00:12:24.900 --> 00:12:27.002
  • Do. as a teenager, she had just met the man of
  • 00:12:27.069 --> 00:12:28.604
  • Had just met the man of her dreams, joseph.
  • 00:12:28.671 --> 00:12:31.307
  • Her dreams, joseph. they fell in love, got
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  • Engaged. life couldn't
  • 00:12:32.741 --> 00:12:34.109
  • Engaged. life couldn't get any better. everything
  • 00:12:34.176 --> 00:12:35.778
  • Get any better. everything was going great and then
  • 00:12:35.845 --> 00:12:37.046
  • Was going great and then it totally changed. an
  • 00:12:37.112 --> 00:12:39.081
  • It totally changed. an angel appeared to mary
  • 00:12:39.148 --> 00:12:41.217
  • Angel appeared to mary and told her that she
  • 00:12:41.283 --> 00:12:42.351
  • And told her that she was going to have a baby
  • 00:12:42.418 --> 00:12:43.619
  • Was going to have a baby without knowing a man.
  • 00:12:43.686 --> 00:12:45.154
  • Without knowing a man. that he would be the
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  • That he would be the messiah. and we focus on
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  • Messiah. and we focus on how amazing that must
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  • How amazing that must have been, a supernatural
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  • Have been, a supernatural birth. "wow, she must
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  • Birth. "wow, she must have been so thrilled."
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  • Have been so thrilled." sometimes, we forget
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  • Sometimes, we forget what mary had to go
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  • What mary had to go through. she started
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  • Through. she started showing signs of having
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  • Showing signs of having a baby. her fiance,
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  • A baby. her fiance, joseph, noticed. they had
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  • Joseph, noticed. they had not yet been together.
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  • Not yet been together. they were waiting for
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  • They were waiting for marriage. you can imagine
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  • Marriage. you can imagine mary trying to explain.
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  • Mary trying to explain. "yes, joseph, i'm going
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  • "yes, joseph, i'm going to have a baby. i'm
  • 00:13:10.946 --> 00:13:11.847
  • To have a baby. i'm pregnant. but i didn't
  • 00:13:11.914 --> 00:13:12.882
  • Pregnant. but i didn't do anything wrong. this
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  • Do anything wrong. this angel appeared to me."
  • 00:13:14.216 --> 00:13:16.518
  • Angel appeared to me." and i can hear him saying,
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  • And i can hear him saying, "yeah, i'm going to go
  • 00:13:17.519 --> 00:13:18.120
  • "yeah, i'm going to go find me an angel
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  • Find me an angel somewhere."
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  • Somewhere." word got out. people
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  • Word got out. people started talking. negative
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  • Started talking. negative chatter. "there's that
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  • Chatter. "there's that girl, mary. she's not
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  • Girl, mary. she's not married. she's pregnant.
  • 00:13:27.963 --> 00:13:29.732
  • Married. she's pregnant. he says it's not even his
  • 00:13:29.798 --> 00:13:30.599
  • He says it's not even his baby." mary had to accept
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  • Baby." mary had to accept the fact that she would
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  • The fact that she would be misunderstood her
  • 00:13:34.470 --> 00:13:35.971
  • Be misunderstood her whole life. everybody
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  • Whole life. everybody didn't believe she was
  • 00:13:38.173 --> 00:13:39.375
  • Didn't believe she was going to have a baby
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  • Going to have a baby without knowing a man.
  • 00:13:40.709 --> 00:13:42.244
  • Without knowing a man. there were people that
  • 00:13:42.311 --> 00:13:43.312
  • There were people that said, "she's a fraud.
  • 00:13:43.379 --> 00:13:44.647
  • Said, "she's a fraud. she's a crook. she should
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  • She's a crook. she should be ashamed of herself.
  • 00:13:46.081 --> 00:13:47.683
  • Be ashamed of herself. she's just covering her
  • 00:13:47.750 --> 00:13:48.684
  • She's just covering her mistakes." everywhere
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  • Mistakes." everywhere she went, mary had to
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  • She went, mary had to put up with rumors,
  • 00:13:51.553 --> 00:13:52.855
  • Put up with rumors, innuendos, negative talk.
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  • Innuendos, negative talk. she could have become
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  • She could have become defensive, cynical,
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  • Defensive, cynical, bitter. but mary didn't
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  • Bitter. but mary didn't let the negative chatter
  • 00:14:01.864 --> 00:14:03.165
  • Let the negative chatter get on the inside.
  • 00:14:03.232 --> 00:14:05.267
  • Get on the inside. when the angel told her
  • 00:14:05.334 --> 00:14:06.835
  • When the angel told her she was going to have a
  • 00:14:06.902 --> 00:14:07.770
  • She was going to have a baby, the scripture says
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  • Baby, the scripture says she "pondered that in her
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  • She "pondered that in her heart." that means she
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  • Heart." that means she thought about it over
  • 00:14:13.442 --> 00:14:14.510
  • Thought about it over and over. notice what
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  • And over. notice what mary let close to her
  • 00:14:16.512 --> 00:14:18.247
  • Mary let close to her heart was what god
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  • Heart was what god promised her. that's what
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  • Promised her. that's what she allowed in her inner
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  • She allowed in her inner sanctuary. she could have
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  • Sanctuary. she could have let the rumors, the
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  • Let the rumors, the questions, the innuendos
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  • Questions, the innuendos in. but mary guarded her
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  • In. but mary guarded her inner sanctuary. over
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  • Inner sanctuary. over the odds may be against
  • 00:14:33.028 --> 00:14:33.963
  • The odds may be against you. it looks impossible.
  • 00:14:34.029 --> 00:14:35.931
  • You. it looks impossible. people are talking. do
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  • People are talking. do like mary, don't dwell
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  • Like mary, don't dwell on any of that. keep
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  • On any of that. keep what god promised you
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  • What god promised you close to your heart.
  • 00:14:43.238 --> 00:14:45.474
  • Close to your heart. your secret place needs
  • 00:14:45.541 --> 00:14:47.009
  • Your secret place needs to be not only a place
  • 00:14:47.076 --> 00:14:48.644
  • To be not only a place of peace, but a place
  • 00:14:48.711 --> 00:14:50.045
  • Of peace, but a place of faith, a place of
  • 00:14:50.112 --> 00:14:51.280
  • Of faith, a place of expectancy.
  • 00:14:51.347 --> 00:14:53.449
  • Expectancy. instead of letting the
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  • Instead of letting the doubt, the discouragement,
  • 00:14:54.283 --> 00:14:55.884
  • Doubt, the discouragement, the offense, the rumors in;
  • 00:14:55.951 --> 00:14:57.686
  • The offense, the rumors in; let what god promised you
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  • Let what god promised you into your inner sanctuary.
  • 00:15:00.222 --> 00:15:02.057
  • Into your inner sanctuary. what i'm saying is close
  • 00:15:02.124 --> 00:15:03.492
  • What i'm saying is close the door on the negative.
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  • The door on the negative. "people are talking about
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  • "people are talking about me? no big deal. god is
  • 00:15:06.695 --> 00:15:08.197
  • Me? no big deal. god is my vindicator."
  • 00:15:08.263 --> 00:15:10.199
  • My vindicator." "i went through a loss,
  • 00:15:10.265 --> 00:15:11.533
  • "i went through a loss, a disappointment.
  • 00:15:11.600 --> 00:15:12.634
  • A disappointment. i should be discouraged.
  • 00:15:12.701 --> 00:15:14.036
  • I should be discouraged. but i'm still in peace.
  • 00:15:14.103 --> 00:15:15.604
  • But i'm still in peace. i know it's not a surprise
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  • I know it's not a surprise to god. he can give me
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  • To god. he can give me beauty for these ashes."
  • 00:15:18.440 --> 00:15:20.409
  • Beauty for these ashes." you may be having trouble
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  • At work, turmoil in auble
  • 00:15:22.011 --> 00:15:23.612
  • At work, turmoil in auble relationship, a setback
  • 00:15:23.679 --> 00:15:25.948
  • Relationship, a setback in your finances. you can
  • 00:15:26.015 --> 00:15:27.449
  • In your finances. you can say like paul, "none of
  • 00:15:27.516 --> 00:15:28.751
  • Say like paul, "none of these things move me."
  • 00:15:28.817 --> 00:15:30.719
  • These things move me." you've got your secret
  • 00:15:30.786 --> 00:15:31.720
  • You've got your secret place protected. to do
  • 00:15:31.787 --> 00:15:33.589
  • Place protected. to do this, we have to get good
  • 00:15:33.655 --> 00:15:35.591
  • This, we have to get good at letting things go.
  • 00:15:35.657 --> 00:15:38.293
  • Sometimes, we let small
  • 00:15:38.394 --> 00:15:40.195
  • Sometimes, we let small things keep us from
  • 00:15:40.262 --> 00:15:41.397
  • Things keep us from god's best.
  • 00:15:41.463 --> 00:15:43.098
  • God's best. somebody cuts you off in
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  • Somebody cuts you off in traffic; you don't even
  • 00:15:44.233 --> 00:15:45.634
  • Traffic; you don't even know that person. don't
  • 00:15:45.701 --> 00:15:47.236
  • Know that person. don't let that offense in.
  • 00:15:47.302 --> 00:15:48.871
  • Let that offense in. let it go.
  • 00:15:48.937 --> 00:15:50.606
  • Let it go. a co-worker is rude to
  • 00:15:50.672 --> 00:15:51.974
  • A co-worker is rude to you. he leaves you out
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  • You. he leaves you out of a meeting. you feel
  • 00:15:53.675 --> 00:15:54.877
  • Of a meeting. you feel offended. that's okay.
  • 00:15:54.943 --> 00:15:57.046
  • Offended. that's okay. that's normal. but don't
  • 00:15:57.112 --> 00:15:58.547
  • That's normal. but don't keep dwelling on it.
  • 00:15:58.614 --> 00:16:00.549
  • Keep dwelling on it. don't let it sour the
  • 00:16:00.616 --> 00:16:01.483
  • Don't let it sour the rest of your day. keep
  • 00:16:01.550 --> 00:16:02.718
  • Rest of your day. keep it out of your secret
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  • It out of your secret place.
  • 00:16:04.019 --> 00:16:05.387
  • Place. or maybe somebody is
  • 00:16:05.454 --> 00:16:06.955
  • Or maybe somebody is talking behind your back,
  • 00:16:07.022 --> 00:16:08.357
  • Talking behind your back, trying to make you look
  • 00:16:08.424 --> 00:16:09.525
  • Trying to make you look bad, spreading rumors.
  • 00:16:09.591 --> 00:16:11.493
  • Bad, spreading rumors. don't let the negative
  • 00:16:11.560 --> 00:16:13.328
  • Don't let the negative chatter get on the inside.
  • 00:16:13.395 --> 00:16:15.831
  • Chatter get on the inside. there will always be people
  • 00:16:15.898 --> 00:16:17.766
  • There will always be people who are jealous, who don't
  • 00:16:17.833 --> 00:16:19.134
  • Who are jealous, who don't like you, who will find
  • 00:16:19.201 --> 00:16:20.803
  • Like you, who will find the smallest mistake you
  • 00:16:20.869 --> 00:16:22.438
  • The smallest mistake you make and blow it out of
  • 00:16:22.504 --> 00:16:24.006
  • Make and blow it out of proportion, exaggerate
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  • Proportion, exaggerate it to try to discredit
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  • It to try to discredit you. it's easy to get
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  • You. it's easy to get offended, have self-pity,
  • 00:16:29.044 --> 00:16:31.046
  • Offended, have self-pity, try to pay them back. the
  • 00:16:31.113 --> 00:16:32.481
  • Try to pay them back. the best thing you can do is
  • 00:16:32.548 --> 00:16:34.349
  • Best thing you can do is let it go. they cannot
  • 00:16:34.416 --> 00:16:37.052
  • Let it go. they cannot stop you. that is a test.
  • 00:16:37.119 --> 00:16:38.587
  • Stop you. that is a test. if you get distracted and
  • 00:16:38.654 --> 00:16:40.756
  • If you get distracted and become bitter, you're
  • 00:16:40.823 --> 00:16:42.291
  • Become bitter, you're playing right into their
  • 00:16:42.357 --> 00:16:43.092
  • Playing right into their hands.
  • 00:16:43.158 --> 00:16:44.426
  • Hands. "well, joel, what if
  • 00:16:44.493 --> 00:16:45.160
  • "well, joel, what if people believe what
  • 00:16:45.227 --> 00:16:45.828
  • People believe what they're saying?"
  • 00:16:45.894 --> 00:16:46.995
  • They're saying?" "what if they do make
  • 00:16:47.062 --> 00:16:47.629
  • "what if they do make me look bad?"
  • 00:16:47.696 --> 00:16:48.564
  • Me look bad?" "what if they damage my
  • 00:16:48.630 --> 00:16:49.231
  • "what if they damage my reputation?"
  • 00:16:49.298 --> 00:16:50.399
  • Reputation?" no, you keep doing the
  • 00:16:50.466 --> 00:16:51.733
  • No, you keep doing the right thing, honoring god,
  • 00:16:51.800 --> 00:16:53.869
  • Right thing, honoring god, and he will protect your
  • 00:16:53.936 --> 00:16:55.270
  • And he will protect your reputation. he'll make
  • 00:16:55.337 --> 00:16:56.638
  • Reputation. he'll make your wrongs right.
  • 00:16:56.705 --> 00:16:59.608
  • Your wrongs right. don't bring the negative
  • 00:16:59.675 --> 00:17:01.243
  • Don't bring the negative chatter in close. there's
  • 00:17:01.310 --> 00:17:03.445
  • Chatter in close. there's so much these days with
  • 00:17:03.512 --> 00:17:05.414
  • So much these days with social media, people
  • 00:17:05.481 --> 00:17:07.082
  • Social media, people can hide behind being
  • 00:17:07.149 --> 00:17:08.717
  • Can hide behind being anonymous and say
  • 00:17:08.784 --> 00:17:10.519
  • Anonymous and say hurtful, critical things
  • 00:17:10.586 --> 00:17:12.321
  • Hurtful, critical things to try to make you feel
  • 00:17:12.387 --> 00:17:13.355
  • To try to make you feel small, insignificant,
  • 00:17:13.422 --> 00:17:15.390
  • Small, insignificant, not good enough.
  • 00:17:15.457 --> 00:17:16.725
  • Not good enough. i talked to a high school
  • 00:17:16.792 --> 00:17:17.960
  • I talked to a high school student. she's in her
  • 00:17:18.026 --> 00:17:19.528
  • Student. she's in her freshman year. a beautiful
  • 00:17:19.595 --> 00:17:21.163
  • Freshman year. a beautiful young lady. smart and well
  • 00:17:21.230 --> 00:17:23.165
  • Young lady. smart and well spoken, articulate. but
  • 00:17:23.232 --> 00:17:25.033
  • Spoken, articulate. but she was very discouraged,
  • 00:17:25.100 --> 00:17:27.035
  • She was very discouraged, insecure, almost a little
  • 00:17:27.102 --> 00:17:29.171
  • Insecure, almost a little confused because there
  • 00:17:29.238 --> 00:17:30.806
  • Confused because there was this social media
  • 00:17:30.873 --> 00:17:32.674
  • Was this social media campaign against her at
  • 00:17:32.741 --> 00:17:34.676
  • Campaign against her at school. it seemed like
  • 00:17:34.743 --> 00:17:36.445
  • School. it seemed like it was the whole high
  • 00:17:36.512 --> 00:17:37.513
  • It was the whole high school. the truth is it
  • 00:17:37.579 --> 00:17:38.914
  • School. the truth is it was just a handful of
  • 00:17:38.981 --> 00:17:40.349
  • Was just a handful of bullies. people that were
  • 00:17:40.415 --> 00:17:42.117
  • Bullies. people that were jealous, envious, haters.
  • 00:17:42.184 --> 00:17:44.720
  • Jealous, envious, haters. you can't stop that.
  • 00:17:44.786 --> 00:17:47.089
  • You can't stop that. i told her what i'm
  • 00:17:47.156 --> 00:17:47.956
  • I told her what i'm telling you: let it go.
  • 00:17:48.023 --> 00:17:50.058
  • Telling you: let it go. don't dwell on it.
  • 00:17:50.125 --> 00:17:51.193
  • Don't dwell on it. let it bounce off of you.
  • 00:17:51.260 --> 00:17:52.327
  • Let it bounce off of you. the trick of the enemy
  • 00:17:52.394 --> 00:17:53.762
  • The trick of the enemy is to try to deceive you
  • 00:17:53.829 --> 00:17:55.731
  • Is to try to deceive you into bringing that into
  • 00:17:55.797 --> 00:17:57.366
  • Into bringing that into your secret place.
  • 00:17:57.432 --> 00:17:59.401
  • Your secret place. if you stay focused on it
  • 00:17:59.468 --> 00:18:01.003
  • If you stay focused on it and keep thinking about
  • 00:18:01.069 --> 00:18:02.037
  • And keep thinking about they said, it's going to
  • 00:18:02.104 --> 00:18:03.438
  • They said, it's going to poison your life.
  • 00:18:03.505 --> 00:18:04.907
  • Poison your life. let it go.l on it.
  • 00:18:04.973 --> 00:18:06.241
  • Let it go.l on it. negative chatter doesyou.
  • 00:18:06.308 --> 00:18:07.709
  • Negative chatter doesyou. not belong in your inner
  • 00:18:07.776 --> 00:18:09.444
  • Not belong in your inner sanctuary.
  • 00:18:09.511 --> 00:18:11.346
  • Sanctuary. it takes a mature person
  • 00:18:11.413 --> 00:18:12.714
  • It takes a mature person to say, "i am not going
  • 00:18:12.781 --> 00:18:14.216
  • To say, "i am not going to read that comment.
  • 00:18:14.283 --> 00:18:15.684
  • To read that comment. i am not going to get
  • 00:18:15.751 --> 00:18:16.652
  • I am not going to get that down into my spirit."
  • 00:18:16.718 --> 00:18:18.520
  • That down into my spirit." you can tell when somebody
  • 00:18:18.587 --> 00:18:20.122
  • You can tell when somebody has let bitterness in,
  • 00:18:20.189 --> 00:18:22.291
  • Has let bitterness in, self-pity, offense. you're
  • 00:18:22.357 --> 00:18:24.159
  • Self-pity, offense. you're friendly to them but
  • 00:18:24.226 --> 00:18:25.761
  • Friendly to them but they're short with you.
  • 00:18:25.827 --> 00:18:27.996
  • They're short with you. they are always defensive,
  • 00:18:28.063 --> 00:18:30.432
  • They are always defensive, thinking that people are
  • 00:18:30.499 --> 00:18:31.533
  • Thinking that people are out to get them. the
  • 00:18:31.600 --> 00:18:33.202
  • Out to get them. the problem is what they've
  • 00:18:33.268 --> 00:18:34.636
  • Problem is what they've let in to their secret
  • 00:18:34.703 --> 00:18:36.071
  • Let in to their secret place. it's become
  • 00:18:36.138 --> 00:18:37.773
  • Place. it's become contaminated. that's
  • 00:18:37.839 --> 00:18:39.374
  • Contaminated. that's why the scripture says,
  • 00:18:39.441 --> 00:18:40.709
  • Why the scripture says, "guard your heart." don't
  • 00:18:40.776 --> 00:18:43.111
  • "guard your heart." don't let the poison in. what
  • 00:18:43.178 --> 00:18:45.414
  • Let the poison in. what are you thinking about
  • 00:18:45.480 --> 00:18:47.049
  • Are you thinking about during the day? what are
  • 00:18:47.115 --> 00:18:48.217
  • During the day? what are you dwelling on at night?
  • 00:18:48.283 --> 00:18:50.219
  • You dwelling on at night? what you're constantly
  • 00:18:50.285 --> 00:18:51.520
  • What you're constantly playing in your mind,
  • 00:18:51.587 --> 00:18:52.888
  • Playing in your mind, that's what you're
  • 00:18:52.955 --> 00:18:53.722
  • That's what you're allowing in your secret
  • 00:18:53.789 --> 00:18:54.890
  • Allowing in your secret place. most of the
  • 00:18:54.957 --> 00:18:56.925
  • Place. most of the response i receive about
  • 00:18:56.992 --> 00:18:58.493
  • Response i receive about our ministry is very
  • 00:18:58.560 --> 00:18:59.595
  • Our ministry is very positive. people come
  • 00:18:59.661 --> 00:19:00.963
  • Positive. people come up and stop me and thank
  • 00:19:01.029 --> 00:19:01.964
  • Up and stop me and thank me. i'm very grateful for
  • 00:19:02.030 --> 00:19:03.131
  • Me. i'm very grateful for that. but i do realize
  • 00:19:03.198 --> 00:19:04.866
  • That. but i do realize there are a few people
  • 00:19:04.933 --> 00:19:06.401
  • There are a few people that don't like me;
  • 00:19:06.468 --> 00:19:08.170
  • That don't like me; maybe two or three.
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  • Maybe two or three. (laughter)
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  • (laughter) but i no more pay any
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  • But i no more pay any attention to that.
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  • Attention to that. i have never read one
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  • I have never read one negative article about
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  • Negative article about me. if i'm reading it and
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  • Me. if i'm reading it and it starts to go that way,
  • 00:19:19.548 --> 00:19:21.049
  • It starts to go that way, i move on. i don't let it
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  • I move on. i don't let it on the inside. i don't
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  • On the inside. i don't want that in my mind.
  • 00:19:24.720 --> 00:19:26.455
  • Want that in my mind. so, i have to try to not
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  • So, i have to try to not think about it later.
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  • Think about it later. it's easier to guard
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  • It's easier to guard your secret place if
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  • Your secret place if you're not taking in
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  • You're not taking in unnecessary things that
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  • Unnecessary things that you know are going to
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  • You know are going to contaminate you. quit
  • 00:19:37.833 --> 00:19:39.201
  • Contaminate you. quit reading every negative
  • 00:19:39.268 --> 00:19:40.736
  • Reading every negative comment about you.
  • 00:19:40.802 --> 00:19:42.371
  • Comment about you. quit asking your friends
  • 00:19:42.437 --> 00:19:43.872
  • Quit asking your friends for all the details of
  • 00:19:43.939 --> 00:19:45.240
  • For all the details of what the hateful,
  • 00:19:45.307 --> 00:19:46.308
  • What the hateful, jealous, critical people
  • 00:19:46.375 --> 00:19:47.643
  • Jealous, critical people are saying about you.
  • 00:19:47.709 --> 00:19:49.444
  • Are saying about you. do like me: assume that
  • 00:19:49.511 --> 00:19:50.912
  • Do like me: assume that everybody loves you.
  • 00:19:50.979 --> 00:19:53.415
  • Everybody loves you. i'm naive, but i act
  • 00:19:53.482 --> 00:19:54.549
  • I'm naive, but i act like everybody's my
  • 00:19:54.616 --> 00:19:56.018
  • Like everybody's my best friend.
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  • Best friend. the truth is it is better
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  • The truth is it is better to live out of a place
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  • To live out of a place of wholeness, positive,
  • 00:20:01.857 --> 00:20:03.959
  • Of wholeness, positive, confident, secure faith
  • 00:20:04.026 --> 00:20:06.561
  • Confident, secure faith than to live out of
  • 00:20:06.628 --> 00:20:07.696
  • Than to live out of insecurity, bitterness,
  • 00:20:07.763 --> 00:20:09.197
  • Insecurity, bitterness, and being defensive.
  • 00:20:09.264 --> 00:20:11.233
  • And being defensive. the scripture says,
  • 00:20:11.300 --> 00:20:12.200
  • The scripture says, "think on things that
  • 00:20:12.267 --> 00:20:13.402
  • "think on things that are of a good report.
  • 00:20:13.468 --> 00:20:15.237
  • Are of a good report. things that are
  • 00:20:15.304 --> 00:20:16.071
  • Things that are wholesome, positive,
  • 00:20:16.138 --> 00:20:17.205
  • Wholesome, positive, hopeful."
  • 00:20:17.272 --> 00:20:18.974
  • Hopeful." sometimes we're our own
  • 00:20:19.041 --> 00:20:20.275
  • Sometimes we're our own worst enemies. we call
  • 00:20:20.342 --> 00:20:21.677
  • Worst enemies. we call that friend, "now tell
  • 00:20:21.743 --> 00:20:22.911
  • That friend, "now tell me again what that person
  • 00:20:22.978 --> 00:20:24.046
  • Me again what that person was saying about me."
  • 00:20:24.112 --> 00:20:26.081
  • Was saying about me." before long, we want to
  • 00:20:26.148 --> 00:20:27.449
  • Before long, we want to pay them back; it's on
  • 00:20:27.516 --> 00:20:29.551
  • Pay them back; it's on the forefront of our
  • 00:20:29.618 --> 00:20:30.419
  • The forefront of our mind. if you keep
  • 00:20:30.485 --> 00:20:32.454
  • Mind. if you keep thinking about it,
  • 00:20:32.521 --> 00:20:34.489
  • Thinking about it, reliving the hurt,
  • 00:20:34.556 --> 00:20:35.390
  • Reliving the hurt, dwelling on what they
  • 00:20:35.457 --> 00:20:36.291
  • Dwelling on what they said, you're letting it
  • 00:20:36.358 --> 00:20:37.893
  • Said, you're letting it into your secret place.
  • 00:20:37.959 --> 00:20:39.928
  • Into your secret place. it's not only going to
  • 00:20:39.995 --> 00:20:40.762
  • It's not only going to contaminate you, then
  • 00:20:40.829 --> 00:20:42.497
  • Contaminate you, then god will step back and
  • 00:20:42.564 --> 00:20:43.832
  • God will step back and wait. if you want to
  • 00:20:43.899 --> 00:20:46.201
  • Wait. if you want to handle it, god will let
  • 00:20:46.268 --> 00:20:47.235
  • Handle it, god will let you handle it. but if you
  • 00:20:47.302 --> 00:20:49.004
  • You handle it. but if you say, "god, i'm not going
  • 00:20:49.071 --> 00:20:51.039
  • Say, "god, i'm not going to worry about this.
  • 00:20:51.106 --> 00:20:52.441
  • To worry about this. i'm not bringing this
  • 00:20:52.507 --> 00:20:53.442
  • I'm not bringing this close to me. i'm staying
  • 00:20:53.508 --> 00:20:54.609
  • Close to me. i'm staying on the high road. i'm
  • 00:20:54.676 --> 00:20:55.677
  • On the high road. i'm protecting my secret
  • 00:20:55.744 --> 00:20:56.712
  • Protecting my secret place," then god will
  • 00:20:56.778 --> 00:20:58.080
  • Place," then god will step and say, "all right,
  • 00:20:58.146 --> 00:20:59.614
  • Step and say, "all right, let me go to work. let me
  • 00:20:59.681 --> 00:21:00.515
  • Let me go to work. let me be your vindicator."
  • 00:21:00.582 --> 00:21:01.950
  • Be your vindicator." you don't have to
  • 00:21:02.017 --> 00:21:03.151
  • You don't have to vindicate yourself. just
  • 00:21:03.218 --> 00:21:04.720
  • Vindicate yourself. just run your race, stay
  • 00:21:04.786 --> 00:21:06.955
  • Run your race, stay focused on your goals,
  • 00:21:07.022 --> 00:21:09.324
  • Focused on your goals, and god will take care
  • 00:21:09.391 --> 00:21:10.492
  • And god will take care of your enemies.
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  • Of your enemies. job says, "those who
  • 00:21:12.060 --> 00:21:13.695
  • Job says, "those who hate you will be clothed
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  • Hate you will be clothed with shame."
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  • With shame." quit letting the chatter,
  • 00:21:17.632 --> 00:21:18.834
  • Quit letting the chatter, the jealousy, the people
  • 00:21:18.900 --> 00:21:20.802
  • The jealousy, the people that are never going to
  • 00:21:20.869 --> 00:21:22.137
  • That are never going to like you, don't let that
  • 00:21:22.204 --> 00:21:23.372
  • Like you, don't let that poison get on the inside.
  • 00:21:23.438 --> 00:21:25.874
  • Poison get on the inside. a few years after i
  • 00:21:25.941 --> 00:21:27.042
  • A few years after i started ministering,
  • 00:21:27.109 --> 00:21:28.243
  • Started ministering, there was this person
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  • There was this person that was very against
  • 00:21:29.444 --> 00:21:30.479
  • That was very against me. it was like their
  • 00:21:30.545 --> 00:21:32.080
  • Me. it was like their mission in life was to
  • 00:21:32.147 --> 00:21:33.815
  • Mission in life was to try to make me look bad
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  • Try to make me look bad and they were very vocal
  • 00:21:35.083 --> 00:21:36.051
  • And they were very vocal about it. i'd never met
  • 00:21:36.118 --> 00:21:37.552
  • About it. i'd never met them but i'd hear reports
  • 00:21:37.619 --> 00:21:39.187
  • Them but i'd hear reports that they were making
  • 00:21:39.254 --> 00:21:40.355
  • That they were making disparaging remarks and
  • 00:21:40.422 --> 00:21:41.757
  • Disparaging remarks and trying to discredit me.
  • 00:21:41.823 --> 00:21:43.658
  • Trying to discredit me. this went on for 7 or 8
  • 00:21:43.725 --> 00:21:45.127
  • This went on for 7 or 8 years. in the natural,
  • 00:21:45.193 --> 00:21:46.962
  • Years. in the natural, of course, you know,
  • 00:21:47.028 --> 00:21:48.096
  • Of course, you know, you want to get in there
  • 00:21:48.163 --> 00:21:49.131
  • You want to get in there and fight that battle and
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  • And fight that battle and defend yourself. i did
  • 00:21:50.232 --> 00:21:51.600
  • Defend yourself. i did just what i'm asking you
  • 00:21:51.666 --> 00:21:52.534
  • Just what i'm asking you to do. i let it go.
  • 00:21:52.601 --> 00:21:54.836
  • To do. i let it go. i didn't pay any
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  • I didn't pay any attention to it. i said,
  • 00:21:55.871 --> 00:21:57.339
  • Attention to it. i said, "god, i am not going to
  • 00:21:57.406 --> 00:21:58.407
  • "god, i am not going to let that poison into my
  • 00:21:58.473 --> 00:21:59.708
  • Let that poison into my secret place. i'm staying
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  • Secret place. i'm staying in peace. i'm keeping my
  • 00:22:01.109 --> 00:22:02.644
  • In peace. i'm keeping my joy." i didn't do it just
  • 00:22:02.711 --> 00:22:04.846
  • Joy." i didn't do it just one time and i was done.
  • 00:22:04.913 --> 00:22:06.948
  • One time and i was done. i did it again and again,
  • 00:22:07.015 --> 00:22:08.884
  • I did it again and again, year after year. that
  • 00:22:08.950 --> 00:22:10.919
  • Year after year. that offense kept coming back,
  • 00:22:10.986 --> 00:22:12.487
  • Offense kept coming back, knocking on my door.
  • 00:22:12.554 --> 00:22:13.989
  • Knocking on my door. one day, this person
  • 00:22:14.055 --> 00:22:15.657
  • One day, this person had some negative things
  • 00:22:15.724 --> 00:22:17.092
  • Had some negative things come out about them.
  • 00:22:17.159 --> 00:22:18.727
  • Come out about them. some things they weren't
  • 00:22:18.794 --> 00:22:19.628
  • Some things they weren't doing right. and that
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  • Doing right. and that was the beginning of a
  • 00:22:20.996 --> 00:22:21.997
  • Was the beginning of a domino effect. everything
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  • Domino effect. everything started to come down.
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  • Started to come down. they lost their business,
  • 00:22:25.667 --> 00:22:26.601
  • They lost their business, their influence, their
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  • Their influence, their reputation, their
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  • Reputation, their platform. like the
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  • Platform. like the scripture says, "they
  • 00:22:30.205 --> 00:22:31.373
  • Scripture says, "they were clothed with shame."
  • 00:22:31.440 --> 00:22:33.408
  • Were clothed with shame." and i'm not happy about
  • 00:22:33.475 --> 00:22:34.109
  • And i'm not happy about that. i prayed for
  • 00:22:34.176 --> 00:22:35.243
  • That. i prayed for restoration, for god's
  • 00:22:35.310 --> 00:22:36.878
  • Restoration, for god's blessings, but my point
  • 00:22:36.945 --> 00:22:38.280
  • Blessings, but my point is if you'll protect your
  • 00:22:38.346 --> 00:22:40.048
  • Is if you'll protect your secret place and not take
  • 00:22:40.115 --> 00:22:42.284
  • Secret place and not take the bait of being offended.
  • 00:22:42.350 --> 00:22:44.619
  • The bait of being offended. it will not only not
  • 00:22:44.686 --> 00:22:45.520
  • It will not only not contaminate you, but god
  • 00:22:45.587 --> 00:22:47.689
  • Contaminate you, but god will be your vindicator.
  • 00:22:47.756 --> 00:22:49.691
  • Will be your vindicator. and can i tell you god
  • 00:22:49.758 --> 00:22:50.792
  • And can i tell you god can vindicate you better
  • 00:22:50.859 --> 00:22:52.794
  • Can vindicate you better than you can vindicate
  • 00:22:52.861 --> 00:22:53.762
  • Than you can vindicate yourself. if you'll let
  • 00:22:53.829 --> 00:22:56.131
  • Yourself. if you'll let god do it his way, the
  • 00:22:56.198 --> 00:22:57.766
  • God do it his way, the victory will be much
  • 00:22:57.833 --> 00:22:59.067
  • Victory will be much sweeter. jesus said,let
  • 00:22:59.134 --> 00:23:02.938
  • Sweeter. jesus said,let "stop allowing yourself
  • 00:23:03.004 --> 00:23:04.039
  • "stop allowing yourself to be upset." stop
  • 00:23:04.105 --> 00:23:05.874
  • To be upset." stop allowing what they said
  • 00:23:05.941 --> 00:23:07.042
  • Allowing what they said into your secret place.
  • 00:23:07.108 --> 00:23:09.878
  • Into your secret place. stop allowing the
  • 00:23:09.945 --> 00:23:11.246
  • Stop allowing the trouble, the turmoil,
  • 00:23:11.313 --> 00:23:12.447
  • Trouble, the turmoil, the worry, the offense
  • 00:23:12.514 --> 00:23:13.682
  • The worry, the offense into your inner sanctuary.
  • 00:23:13.748 --> 00:23:16.084
  • Into your inner sanctuary. it doesn't belong there.
  • 00:23:16.151 --> 00:23:17.686
  • It doesn't belong there. what you constantly think
  • 00:23:17.752 --> 00:23:19.120
  • What you constantly think about, you're putting on
  • 00:23:19.187 --> 00:23:20.789
  • About, you're putting on the throne of your life.
  • 00:23:20.856 --> 00:23:22.657
  • The throne of your life. the key is to keep god
  • 00:23:22.724 --> 00:23:24.092
  • The key is to keep god on the throne. it's easy
  • 00:23:24.159 --> 00:23:26.127
  • On the throne. it's easy to put a negative medical
  • 00:23:26.194 --> 00:23:27.696
  • To put a negative medical report on the throne.
  • 00:23:27.762 --> 00:23:29.397
  • Report on the throne. go around worried all
  • 00:23:29.464 --> 00:23:30.565
  • Go around worried all day. some people put
  • 00:23:30.632 --> 00:23:31.867
  • Day. some people put the hurt, the
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  • The hurt, the disappointment, what
  • 00:23:32.834 --> 00:23:33.869
  • Disappointment, what somebody said on the
  • 00:23:33.935 --> 00:23:35.003
  • Somebody said on the throne.
  • 00:23:35.070 --> 00:23:36.371
  • Throne. as long as you're focused
  • 00:23:36.438 --> 00:23:37.672
  • As long as you're focused on those things, giving
  • 00:23:37.739 --> 00:23:39.174
  • On those things, giving them your most attention,
  • 00:23:39.241 --> 00:23:41.009
  • Them your most attention, you're going to live
  • 00:23:41.076 --> 00:23:42.043
  • You're going to live worried, upset.
  • 00:23:42.110 --> 00:23:43.645
  • Worried, upset. the problem is you have
  • 00:23:43.712 --> 00:23:45.313
  • The problem is you have your circumstances on
  • 00:23:45.380 --> 00:23:46.915
  • Your circumstances on the throne and you need
  • 00:23:46.982 --> 00:23:48.350
  • The throne and you need to put god back up on
  • 00:23:48.416 --> 00:23:49.417
  • To put god back up on the throne. when god is
  • 00:23:49.484 --> 00:23:50.952
  • The throne. when god is on the throne, you're at
  • 00:23:51.019 --> 00:23:52.521
  • On the throne, you're at peace. you know he's
  • 00:23:52.587 --> 00:23:53.722
  • Peace. you know he's your healer. he's your
  • 00:23:53.788 --> 00:23:55.290
  • Your healer. he's your deliverer. he's your
  • 00:23:55.357 --> 00:23:56.525
  • Deliverer. he's your waymaker. he's your
  • 00:23:56.591 --> 00:23:57.959
  • Waymaker. he's your vindicator. you know he'll
  • 00:23:58.026 --> 00:23:59.794
  • Vindicator. you know he'll give you beauty for those
  • 00:23:59.861 --> 00:24:00.829
  • Give you beauty for those ashes.
  • 00:24:00.896 --> 00:24:02.364
  • Ashes. whatever you have on the
  • 00:24:02.430 --> 00:24:03.532
  • Whatever you have on the throne, that's what you're
  • 00:24:03.598 --> 00:24:05.000
  • Throne, that's what you're worshipping. are you
  • 00:24:05.066 --> 00:24:06.801
  • Worshipping. are you worshipping your
  • 00:24:06.868 --> 00:24:07.836
  • Worshipping your circumstances? worshipping
  • 00:24:07.903 --> 00:24:09.404
  • Circumstances? worshipping what somebody said?
  • 00:24:09.471 --> 00:24:10.972
  • What somebody said? if you would put god back
  • 00:24:11.039 --> 00:24:12.474
  • If you would put god back on the throne, you would
  • 00:24:12.541 --> 00:24:14.042
  • On the throne, you would see things begin to turn
  • 00:24:14.109 --> 00:24:15.210
  • See things begin to turn around.
  • 00:24:15.277 --> 00:24:16.444
  • Around. that's what the psalmist
  • 00:24:16.511 --> 00:24:17.479
  • That's what the psalmist said, "let god arise and
  • 00:24:17.546 --> 00:24:18.914
  • Said, "let god arise and his enemies be scattered."
  • 00:24:18.980 --> 00:24:21.483
  • His enemies be scattered." when you put god back up
  • 00:24:21.550 --> 00:24:22.717
  • When you put god back up on the throne, he'll take
  • 00:24:22.784 --> 00:24:24.085
  • On the throne, he'll take care of anything that's
  • 00:24:24.152 --> 00:24:25.287
  • Care of anything that's holding you back.
  • 00:24:25.353 --> 00:24:26.955
  • Holding you back. friends, i'm asking you
  • 00:24:27.022 --> 00:24:28.256
  • Friends, i'm asking you to protect your secret
  • 00:24:28.323 --> 00:24:29.558
  • To protect your secret place. negative things
  • 00:24:29.624 --> 00:24:31.626
  • Place. negative things happen to us all.to turn
  • 00:24:31.693 --> 00:24:33.094
  • Happen to us all.to turn like that ship, nothing
  • 00:24:33.161 --> 00:24:34.629
  • Like that ship, nothing on the outside can bring
  • 00:24:34.696 --> 00:24:36.298
  • On the outside can bring you down. it's only if
  • 00:24:36.364 --> 00:24:37.933
  • You down. it's only if you let it on the inside.
  • 00:24:37.999 --> 00:24:40.035
  • You let it on the inside. don't allow it in your
  • 00:24:40.101 --> 00:24:41.002
  • Don't allow it in your inner sanctuary. guard
  • 00:24:41.069 --> 00:24:42.771
  • Inner sanctuary. guard your heart. stay in peace.
  • 00:24:42.837 --> 00:24:44.873
  • Your heart. stay in peace. if you do this, i believe
  • 00:24:44.940 --> 00:24:46.241
  • If you do this, i believe and declare like mary,
  • 00:24:46.308 --> 00:24:48.410
  • And declare like mary, you're going to rise
  • 00:24:48.476 --> 00:24:49.444
  • You're going to rise above the negative
  • 00:24:49.511 --> 00:24:50.478
  • Above the negative chatter. god is going
  • 00:24:50.545 --> 00:24:51.947
  • Chatter. god is going to fight your battles,
  • 00:24:52.013 --> 00:24:53.214
  • To fight your battles, promote you, heal you,
  • 00:24:53.281 --> 00:24:54.282
  • Promote you, heal you, vindicate you, and bring
  • 00:24:54.349 --> 00:24:55.951
  • Vindicate you, and bring you to the fullness of
  • 00:24:56.017 --> 00:24:56.818
  • You to the fullness of your destiny in jesus'
  • 00:24:56.885 --> 00:24:58.653
  • Your destiny in jesus' name.
  • 00:24:58.720 --> 00:24:59.888
  • (applause)
  • 00:24:59.988 --> 00:25:01.156
  • (applause) well we never like to
  • 00:25:01.222 --> 00:25:01.923
  • Well we never like to close our broadcast
  • 00:25:01.990 --> 00:25:03.124
  • Close our broadcast without giving you an
  • 00:25:03.191 --> 00:25:03.959
  • Without giving you an opportunity to make
  • 00:25:04.025 --> 00:25:05.126
  • Opportunity to make jesus the lord of your
  • 00:25:05.193 --> 00:25:05.827
  • Jesus the lord of your life. would you pray
  • 00:25:05.894 --> 00:25:07.596
  • Life. would you pray with me? just say,
  • 00:25:07.662 --> 00:25:09.331
  • With me? just say, "lord, jesus, i repent
  • 00:25:09.397 --> 00:25:11.566
  • Of my sins. come intot
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  • Of my sins. come intot my heart, i make you my
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  • My heart, i make you my lord and savior."
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  • Lord and savior." friends, if you prayed
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  • Friends, if you prayed that simple prayer, we
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  • That simple prayer, we believe you got born
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  • Believe you got born again. get in a good
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  • Again. get in a good bible-based church, keep
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  • Bible-based church, keep god first place. he's
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  • God first place. he's going to take you places
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  • Going to take you places that you've never dreamed.
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  • That you've never dreamed. .
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  • . > anncr: as a thank you for
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  • > anncr: as a thank you for your support of our ministry,
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  • Your support of our ministry, joel and victoria would like
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  • Joel and victoria would like to send you a copy of joel's
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  • To send you a copy of joel's new book, "your greater is
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  • New book, "your greater is coming".
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  • Coming". > joel: fire, certainly not
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  • > joel: fire, certainly not the experience anyone wants
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  • The experience anyone wants yet god can actually use
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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
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  • In my new book, i'll unlock some of these
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  • Unlock some of these mysteries. how god can
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  • Mysteries. how god can turn the fires in your
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  • Turn the fires in your life into new magnificent
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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
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  • 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.
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  • Or call 800-565-0772. or call 800-565-0772.
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  • Or call 800-565-0772. >victoria: joel and i pray
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  • >victoria: joel and i pray for you every single day.
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  • For you every single day. and we are believing the
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  • And we are believing the best for you and your
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  • Best for you and your family.
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  • Family. > joel: thanks so much for
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  • > joel: thanks so much for your prayer and support of
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  • Your prayer and support of the ministry. we love you.
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  • The ministry. we love you. believing 2022 will be a
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  • Believing 2022 will be a bountiful year. till we
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  • Bountiful year. till we meet again, may the lord
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  • Meet again, may the lord bless you and keep you.
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  • Bless you and keep you. may the lord show you
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  • May the lord show you favor and have mercy on
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  • Favor and have mercy on you. and may the lord
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  • You. and may the lord watch over you and give
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  • Watch over you and give you his peace.
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  • > joel: hi! i'm with my
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  • > joel: hi! i'm with my daughter, alexandra, and
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  • Daughter, alexandra, and lakewood music has a new album
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  • Lakewood music has a new album out.
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  • Out. > alexandra: yes, it's called
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  • > alexandra: yes, it's called shout! we are so proud of this
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  • Shout! we are so proud of this new project. it's our most
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  • New project. it's our most diverse collection of songs yet.
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  • Diverse collection of songs yet. we hope it's going to inspire
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  • We hope it's going to inspire you and encourage you.
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  • You and encourage you. > joel: it's fantastic. it's the
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  • > joel: it's fantastic. it's the songs we sing here at lakewood.
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  • Songs we sing here at lakewood. i hope you'll download your
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  • I hope you'll download your copy today!
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