The Seventh Year

October 13, 2022 | 284 | 27:29

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

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Joel Osteen | The Seventh Year | October 13, 2022
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  • (applause) well, god bless you. it's
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  • (applause) well, god bless you. it's always a joy to come into
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  • Well, god bless you. it's always a joy to come into your homes. if you're ever in
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  • Always a joy to come into your homes. if you're ever in our area please stop by and be
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  • Your homes. if you're ever in our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services.
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  • Our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services. i promise you we'll make you
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  • A part of one of our services. i promise you we'll make you feel right at home. but thanks
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  • I promise you we'll make you feel right at home. but thanks so much for tuning in.
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  • Feel right at home. but thanks so much for tuning in. thank you again for coming out.
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  • So much for tuning in. thank you again for coming out. i like to start with something
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  • Thank you again for coming out. i like to start with something funny. i heard about this
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  • I like to start with something funny. i heard about this church service. one sunday
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  • Funny. i heard about this church service. one sunday everything was going great
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  • Church service. one sunday everything was going great until a bolt of lightning hit
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  • Everything was going great until a bolt of lightning hit the sanctuary. when the smoke
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  • Until a bolt of lightning hit the sanctuary. when the smoke cleared satan himself was
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  • The sanctuary. when the smoke cleared satan himself was standing behind the podium.
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  • Cleared satan himself was standing behind the podium. people panicked and ran out as
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  • Standing behind the podium. people panicked and ran out as fast as they could. everyone
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  • People panicked and ran out as fast as they could. everyone that is except one woman.
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  • Fast as they could. everyone that is except one woman. she sat on the front row as
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  • That is except one woman. she sat on the front row as calmly as can be. satan was
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  • She sat on the front row as calmly as can be. satan was appalled. he said, "lady, do
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  • Calmly as can be. satan was appalled. he said, "lady, do you know who i am?"
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  • Appalled. he said, "lady, do you know who i am?" she said, "i sure do." he said,
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  • You know who i am?" she said, "i sure do." he said, "aren't you afraid of me?"
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  • She said, "i sure do." he said, "aren't you afraid of me?" she said, "not in the least
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  • "aren't you afraid of me?" she said, "not in the least bit." he said, "why not?" she
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  • She said, "not in the least bit." he said, "why not?" she said, "why should i be? i've
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  • Bit." he said, "why not?" she said, "why should i be? i've been married to your brother
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  • Said, "why should i be? i've been married to your brother for 30 years."
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  • Been married to your brother for 30 years." (laughter/applause)
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  • For 30 years." (laughter/applause) hold up your bible. say it like
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  • (laughter/applause) hold up your bible. say it like you mean it.
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  • Hold up your bible. say it like you mean it. this is my bible.
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  • You mean it. this is my bible. i am what it says i am.
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  • This is my bible. i am what it says i am. i have what it says i have.
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  • I am what it says i am. i have what it says i have. i can do what it says i can do.
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  • I have what it says i have. i can do what it says i can do. today i will be taught
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  • I can do what it says i can do. today i will be taught the word of god.
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  • Today i will be taught the word of god. i boldly confess:
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  • The word of god. i boldly confess: my mind is alert.
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  • I boldly confess: my mind is alert. my heart is receptive.
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  • My mind is alert. my heart is receptive. i will never be the same.
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  • My heart is receptive. i will never be the same. in jesus' name. god bless you.
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  • I will never be the same. in jesus' name. god bless you. i want to talk to you today
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  • In jesus' name. god bless you. i want to talk to you today about your seventh year.
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  • I want to talk to you today about your seventh year. when we've struggled in an area
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  • About your seventh year. when we've struggled in an area for a long time it's easy to
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  • When we've struggled in an area for a long time it's easy to think, "this is the way it's
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  • For a long time it's easy to think, "this is the way it's always going to be. i'll always
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  • Think, "this is the way it's always going to be. i'll always struggle in my finances. i
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  • Always going to be. i'll always struggle in my finances. i never get any good breaks. my
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  • Struggle in my finances. i never get any good breaks. my marriage will never improve. we
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  • Never get any good breaks. my marriage will never improve. we just don't get along."
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  • Marriage will never improve. we just don't get along." too often we see it as
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  • Just don't get along." too often we see it as permanent.
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  • Too often we see it as permanent. people tell me, "joel, i've
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  • Permanent. people tell me, "joel, i've always been negative. that's
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  • People tell me, "joel, i've always been negative. that's just who i am."
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  • Always been negative. that's just who i am." they've convinced themselves
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  • Just who i am." they've convinced themselves that it's never going to change.
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  • They've convinced themselves that it's never going to change. the first place we lose the
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  • That it's never going to change. the first place we lose the battle is in our own thinking.
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  • The first place we lose the battle is in our own thinking. if you think it's permanent then
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  • Battle is in our own thinking. if you think it's permanent then it's permanent. if you think
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  • If you think it's permanent then it's permanent. if you think you've reached your limits then
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  • It's permanent. if you think you've reached your limits then you have. if you think you'll
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  • You've reached your limits then you have. if you think you'll never get well then you won't.
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  • You have. if you think you'll never get well then you won't. you have to change your
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  • Never get well then you won't. you have to change your thinking. you need to see
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  • You have to change your thinking. you need to see everything that's holding you
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  • Thinking. you need to see everything that's holding you back, every limitation, every
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  • Everything that's holding you back, every limitation, every addiction, every sickness, as
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  • Back, every limitation, every addiction, every sickness, as only temporary.
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  • Addiction, every sickness, as only temporary. it didn't come to stay. it came
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  • Only temporary. it didn't come to stay. it came to pass.
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  • It didn't come to stay. it came to pass. the moment you accept it as the
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  • To pass. the moment you accept it as the norm, the moment you decide,
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  • The moment you accept it as the norm, the moment you decide, "this is my lot in life,"
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  • Norm, the moment you decide, "this is my lot in life," that's when it can take root and
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  • "this is my lot in life," that's when it can take root and become a reality. a stronghold
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  • That's when it can take root and become a reality. a stronghold in your mind can keep you from
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  • Become a reality. a stronghold in your mind can keep you from your destiny. some of you
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  • In your mind can keep you from your destiny. some of you today, if you would just break
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  • Your destiny. some of you today, if you would just break out in your thinking you would
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  • Today, if you would just break out in your thinking you would see things begin to improve.
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  • Out in your thinking you would see things begin to improve. you may have struggled in an
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  • See things begin to improve. you may have struggled in an area for 20 years. the medical
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  • You may have struggled in an area for 20 years. the medical report says, "just learn to
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  • Area for 20 years. the medical report says, "just learn to live with it."
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  • Report says, "just learn to live with it." but there is another report. it
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  • Live with it." but there is another report. it says, "god is restoring health
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  • But there is another report. it says, "god is restoring health back unto you." it says, "the
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  • Says, "god is restoring health back unto you." it says, "the number of your days he will
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  • Back unto you." it says, "the number of your days he will fulfill."
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  • Number of your days he will fulfill." your attitude should be, "this
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  • Fulfill." your attitude should be, "this sickness cannot stay in my body.
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  • Your attitude should be, "this sickness cannot stay in my body. it's on foreign territory. i am
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  • Sickness cannot stay in my body. it's on foreign territory. i am a temple of the most high god."
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  • It's on foreign territory. i am a temple of the most high god." in your career you may feel
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  • A temple of the most high god." in your career you may feel stuck. you haven't had a good
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  • In your career you may feel stuck. you haven't had a good break in a long time. you've
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  • Stuck. you haven't had a good break in a long time. you've gone as far as your education
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  • Break in a long time. you've gone as far as your education allows. it's easy to think,
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  • Gone as far as your education allows. it's easy to think, "i've reached my limits. this
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  • Allows. it's easy to think, "i've reached my limits. this is as good as it gets."
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  • "i've reached my limits. this is as good as it gets." no, all through the day, "i'm
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  • Is as good as it gets." no, all through the day, "i'm not settling here. my greatest
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  • No, all through the day, "i'm not settling here. my greatest victories are still out in
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  • Not settling here. my greatest victories are still out in front of me."
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  • Victories are still out in front of me." you have to stir up your faith.
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  • Front of me." you have to stir up your faith. god is not limited by our
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  • You have to stir up your faith. god is not limited by our education, by our nationality,
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  • God is not limited by our education, by our nationality, by our background. he is
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  • Education, by our nationality, by our background. he is limited by our thinking. i'm
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  • By our background. he is limited by our thinking. i'm asking you to stand against
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  • Limited by our thinking. i'm asking you to stand against these lies of permanency, lies
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  • Asking you to stand against these lies of permanency, lies that say, "you'll never lose
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  • These lies of permanency, lies that say, "you'll never lose that weight. you'll never break
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  • That say, "you'll never lose that weight. you'll never break that addiction. you'll never
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  • That weight. you'll never break that addiction. you'll never own your own house."
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  • That addiction. you'll never own your own house." when those thoughts come,
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  • Own your own house." when those thoughts come, dismiss them. don't give them
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  • When those thoughts come, dismiss them. don't give them the time of day. god is saying,
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  • Dismiss them. don't give them the time of day. god is saying, "it's not permanent; it's
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  • The time of day. god is saying, "it's not permanent; it's temporary. it didn't come to
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  • "it's not permanent; it's temporary. it didn't come to stay. it came to pass."
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  • Temporary. it didn't come to stay. it came to pass." deuteronomy 15 there was a law
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  • Stay. it came to pass." deuteronomy 15 there was a law god gave moses that said every
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  • Deuteronomy 15 there was a law god gave moses that said every seventh year you had to release
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  • God gave moses that said every seventh year you had to release any hebrew slaves. if you were
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  • Seventh year you had to release any hebrew slaves. if you were hebrew and you owed a person
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  • Any hebrew slaves. if you were hebrew and you owed a person money and you couldn't pay them
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  • Hebrew and you owed a person money and you couldn't pay them then they could take you in as
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  • Money and you couldn't pay them then they could take you in as a slave and make you work
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  • Then they could take you in as a slave and make you work full-time until you paid them
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  • A slave and make you work full-time until you paid them back.
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  • Full-time until you paid them back. but every seventh year, if you
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  • Back. but every seventh year, if you were a part of god's chosen
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  • But every seventh year, if you were a part of god's chosen people, you had a special
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  • Were a part of god's chosen people, you had a special advantage. you got released.
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  • People, you had a special advantage. you got released. no matter how much you still
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  • Advantage. you got released. no matter how much you still owed, no matter how in debt you
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  • No matter how much you still owed, no matter how in debt you were, in the seventh year you
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  • Owed, no matter how in debt you were, in the seventh year you were set free. all the pain,
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  • Were, in the seventh year you were set free. all the pain, struggling and suffering in one
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  • Were set free. all the pain, struggling and suffering in one day was gone. this tells me god
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  • Struggling and suffering in one day was gone. this tells me god never intended his people to be
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  • Day was gone. this tells me god never intended his people to be a permanent slave to anything.
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  • Never intended his people to be a permanent slave to anything. you may be in debt today but god
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  • A permanent slave to anything. you may be in debt today but god did not intend that to last
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  • You may be in debt today but god did not intend that to last forever. you may be facing an
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  • Did not intend that to last forever. you may be facing an illness but it is only
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  • Forever. you may be facing an illness but it is only temporary.
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  • Illness but it is only temporary. you may be struggling with an
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  • Temporary. you may be struggling with an addiction but it's not going to
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  • You may be struggling with an addiction but it's not going to keep you in bondage.
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  • Addiction but it's not going to keep you in bondage. what i sense in my spirit is
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  • Keep you in bondage. what i sense in my spirit is you're about to come in to one
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  • What i sense in my spirit is you're about to come in to one of your seventh years.
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  • You're about to come in to one of your seventh years. the seventh year is when you
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  • Of your seventh years. the seventh year is when you break free from any limitation
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  • The seventh year is when you break free from any limitation that is holding you back:
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  • Break free from any limitation that is holding you back: sickness, addictions, debt,
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  • That is holding you back: sickness, addictions, debt, constantly struggling.
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  • Sickness, addictions, debt, constantly struggling. it looked like it would never
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  • Constantly struggling. it looked like it would never change. it looked permanent but
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  • It looked like it would never change. it looked permanent but then one touch of god's favor
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  • Change. it looked permanent but then one touch of god's favor and it suddenly turns around.
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  • Then one touch of god's favor and it suddenly turns around. what happened?
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  • And it suddenly turns around. what happened? you came into a seventh year.
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  • What happened? you came into a seventh year. now quit telling yourself,
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  • You came into a seventh year. now quit telling yourself, "this sickness is permanent.
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  • Now quit telling yourself, "this sickness is permanent. i'll always struggle
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  • "this sickness is permanent. i'll always struggle financially. i'll never break
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  • I'll always struggle financially. i'll never break this addiction."
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  • Financially. i'll never break this addiction." no, you are a child of the most
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  • This addiction." no, you are a child of the most high god. you have an
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  • No, you are a child of the most high god. you have an advantage. just like the
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  • High god. you have an advantage. just like the hebrews, god promised you're
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  • Advantage. just like the hebrews, god promised you're not going to be a permanent
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  • Hebrews, god promised you're not going to be a permanent slave to anything.
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  • Not going to be a permanent slave to anything. now you've got to get in
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  • Slave to anything. now you've got to get in agreement with god and say,
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  • Now you've got to get in agreement with god and say, "yes, i'm coming into my seventh
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  • Agreement with god and say, "yes, i'm coming into my seventh year. it is my time to break
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  • "yes, i'm coming into my seventh year. it is my time to break free. every chain has been
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  • Year. it is my time to break free. every chain has been loosed. every stronghold has
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  • Free. every chain has been loosed. every stronghold has come down. i know i have been
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  • Loosed. every stronghold has come down. i know i have been released into increase."
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  • Come down. i know i have been released into increase." i talked to a gentleman in the
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  • Released into increase." i talked to a gentleman in the lobby a couple of weeks ago.
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  • I talked to a gentleman in the lobby a couple of weeks ago. he was here in town for
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  • Lobby a couple of weeks ago. he was here in town for consultation at m. d. anderson,
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  • He was here in town for consultation at m. d. anderson, our cancer hospital. for the
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  • Consultation at m. d. anderson, our cancer hospital. for the last three years he has had a
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  • Our cancer hospital. for the last three years he has had a large tumor in his stomach
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  • Last three years he has had a large tumor in his stomach area. he has gone through
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  • Large tumor in his stomach area. he has gone through chemotherapy, radiation.
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  • Area. he has gone through chemotherapy, radiation. nothing affected it.
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  • Chemotherapy, radiation. nothing affected it. for the last year, the doctors
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  • Nothing affected it. for the last year, the doctors have been studying him trying to
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  • For the last year, the doctors have been studying him trying to figure out what to do next.
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  • Have been studying him trying to figure out what to do next. about six months ago he came to
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  • Figure out what to do next. about six months ago he came to a lakewood service for the first
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  • About six months ago he came to a lakewood service for the first time and had one of the prayer
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  • A lakewood service for the first time and had one of the prayer partners to pray over him.
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  • Time and had one of the prayer partners to pray over him. he went back to the hospital.
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  • Partners to pray over him. he went back to the hospital. they ran more tests. the doctor
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  • He went back to the hospital. they ran more tests. the doctor was very puzzled. for no
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  • They ran more tests. the doctor was very puzzled. for no apparent reason the tumor had
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  • Was very puzzled. for no apparent reason the tumor had started to shrink. it was about
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  • Apparent reason the tumor had started to shrink. it was about half of the original size.
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  • Started to shrink. it was about half of the original size. the man had not had any
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  • Half of the original size. the man had not had any treatment in a couple of years.
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  • The man had not had any treatment in a couple of years. the doctor didn't understand it.
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  • Treatment in a couple of years. the doctor didn't understand it. he asked him, "what have you
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  • The doctor didn't understand it. he asked him, "what have you been doing differently?"
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  • He asked him, "what have you been doing differently?" the man said, "the only thing
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  • Been doing differently?" the man said, "the only thing i've done differently is i've
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  • The man said, "the only thing i've done differently is i've had some people pray over me."
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  • I've done differently is i've had some people pray over me." the doctor said, "you tell
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  • Had some people pray over me." the doctor said, "you tell those people to keep praying
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  • The doctor said, "you tell those people to keep praying because at this pace it's going
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  • Those people to keep praying because at this pace it's going to be totally gone in a few
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  • Because at this pace it's going to be totally gone in a few months' time." (applause)
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  • To be totally gone in a few months' time." (applause) what was that? a seventh year.
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  • Months' time." (applause) what was that? a seventh year. it looked permanent.
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  • What was that? a seventh year. it looked permanent. chemotherapy couldn't stop it.
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  • It looked permanent. chemotherapy couldn't stop it. radiation couldn't contain it.
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  • Chemotherapy couldn't stop it. radiation couldn't contain it. but our god can do what medicine
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  • Radiation couldn't contain it. but our god can do what medicine cannot do. he is not limited to
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  • But our god can do what medicine cannot do. he is not limited to the natural. he is a
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  • Cannot do. he is not limited to the natural. he is a supernatural god. it doesn't
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  • The natural. he is a supernatural god. it doesn't matter how long it's been that
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  • Supernatural god. it doesn't matter how long it's been that way or how impossible it looks.
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  • Matter how long it's been that way or how impossible it looks. when you come into your seventh
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  • Way or how impossible it looks. when you come into your seventh year, all the forces of darkness
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  • When you come into your seventh year, all the forces of darkness cannot stop what god wants to
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  • Year, all the forces of darkness cannot stop what god wants to do.
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  • Cannot stop what god wants to do. in 2003, lakewood signed a
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  • Do. in 2003, lakewood signed a 60-year lease with the city of
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  • In 2003, lakewood signed a 60-year lease with the city of houston for this facility, the
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  • 60-year lease with the city of houston for this facility, the former compaq center, where the
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  • Houston for this facility, the former compaq center, where the rockets used to play basketball.
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  • Former compaq center, where the rockets used to play basketball. we always wanted to own the
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  • Rockets used to play basketball. we always wanted to own the facility but the lease was the
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  • We always wanted to own the facility but the lease was the best thing at the time.
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  • Facility but the lease was the best thing at the time. seven years later, in 2010, the
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  • Best thing at the time. seven years later, in 2010, the city was running low on tax
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  • Seven years later, in 2010, the city was running low on tax revenue and decided to sell off
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  • City was running low on tax revenue and decided to sell off some of their properties.
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  • Revenue and decided to sell off some of their properties. they called and asked if we
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  • Some of their properties. they called and asked if we would be interested in
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  • They called and asked if we would be interested in purchasing the facility and of
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  • Would be interested in purchasing the facility and of course we were but it depended
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  • Purchasing the facility and of course we were but it depended on the price.
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  • Course we were but it depended on the price. a facility like this, brand new,
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  • On the price. a facility like this, brand new, would cost $400 million dollars.
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  • A facility like this, brand new, would cost $400 million dollars. the city ran their own
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  • Independent appraisal.
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  • Independent appraisal. they got back with us and said,
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  • Independent appraisal. they got back with us and said, "we will sell it to you, not
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  • They got back with us and said, "we will sell it to you, not for $400 million, not $200, not
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  • "we will sell it to you, not for $400 million, not $200, not $50, but for $7 and a half
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  • For $400 million, not $200, not $50, but for $7 and a half million dollars. now we no
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  • $50, but for $7 and a half million dollars. now we no longer lease. we own the
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  • Million dollars. now we no longer lease. we own the property. (applause)
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  • Longer lease. we own the property. (applause) but isn't this interesting? our
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  • Seventh year for $7 and a half
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  • Seventh year for $7 and a half million. only god can do that.
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  • Seventh year for $7 and a half million. only god can do that. friends, there are some seventh
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  • Million. only god can do that. friends, there are some seventh years in your future.
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  • Friends, there are some seventh years in your future. (applause)
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  • Years in your future. (applause) what you think could never
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  • (applause) what you think could never happen.
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  • What you think could never happen. "joel, i could never afford that
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  • Happen. "joel, i could never afford that property. i could never get
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  • "joel, i could never afford that property. i could never get well, joel. the chemotherapy
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  • Property. i could never get well, joel. the chemotherapy didn't work. i'll never meet
  • 00:09:05.835 --> 00:09:07.003
  • Well, joel. the chemotherapy didn't work. i'll never meet the right person."
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  • Didn't work. i'll never meet the right person." no, you need to get ready. when
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  • The right person." no, you need to get ready. when you come into your seventh year
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  • No, you need to get ready. when you come into your seventh year god is going to do more than
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  • You come into your seventh year god is going to do more than you can ask or think. he is
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  • God is going to do more than you can ask or think. he is going to exceed your
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  • You can ask or think. he is going to exceed your expectations. it's going to be
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  • Going to exceed your expectations. it's going to be bigger, better, more rewarding
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  • Expectations. it's going to be bigger, better, more rewarding than you thought possible.
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  • Bigger, better, more rewarding than you thought possible. it may seem permanent now but
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  • Than you thought possible. it may seem permanent now but when you come into the seventh
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  • It may seem permanent now but when you come into the seventh year, god is going to release
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  • When you come into the seventh year, god is going to release you from leasing into owning.
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  • Year, god is going to release you from leasing into owning. release you from debt into
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  • You from leasing into owning. release you from debt into abundance. release you from
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  • Release you from debt into abundance. release you from sickness into health. release
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  • Abundance. release you from sickness into health. release you from constantly struggling
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  • Sickness into health. release you from constantly struggling into an anointing of ease.
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  • You from constantly struggling into an anointing of ease. i received a letter in the mail
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  • Into an anointing of ease. i received a letter in the mail from a lady. she had been in an
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  • I received a letter in the mail from a lady. she had been in an automobile accident and broken
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  • From a lady. she had been in an automobile accident and broken her neck. she lived in constant
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  • Automobile accident and broken her neck. she lived in constant pain. she'd had several
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  • Her neck. she lived in constant pain. she'd had several surgeries. for months her
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  • Pain. she'd had several surgeries. for months her husband had stayed home to take
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  • Surgeries. for months her husband had stayed home to take care of her. she felt badly
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  • Husband had stayed home to take care of her. she felt badly that he had missed so much
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  • Care of her. she felt badly that he had missed so much work. she finally convinced him
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  • That he had missed so much work. she finally convinced him she was well enough to stay
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  • Work. she finally convinced him she was well enough to stay home alone.
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  • One day she was in so much pain.
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  • One day she was in so much pain. she was so depressed she decided
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  • One day she was in so much pain. she was so depressed she decided she was going to end her life.
  • 00:10:06.929 --> 00:10:09.732
  • She was so depressed she decided she was going to end her life. she couldn't walk on her own so
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  • She was going to end her life. she couldn't walk on her own so she was going to crawl over to
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  • She couldn't walk on her own so she was going to crawl over to the corner where the gun rack
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  • She was going to crawl over to the corner where the gun rack was. her husband was a big
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  • The corner where the gun rack was. her husband was a big hunter and he had all these
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  • Was. her husband was a big hunter and he had all these firearms. but when she got out
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  • Hunter and he had all these firearms. but when she got out of her chair she lost her
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  • Firearms. but when she got out of her chair she lost her balance, knocked over the end
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  • Of her chair she lost her balance, knocked over the end table and fell flat on her back
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  • Balance, knocked over the end table and fell flat on her back and couldn't move. the remote
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  • Table and fell flat on her back and couldn't move. the remote control for the television hit
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  • And couldn't move. the remote control for the television hit the floor and the batteries
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  • Control for the television hit the floor and the batteries came out. when it did it
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  • Changed the channel on the
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  • Changed the channel on the television from what she was
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  • Changed the channel on the television from what she was watching and it just so
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  • Television from what she was watching and it just so happened to flip to a channel
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  • Watching and it just so happened to flip to a channel where i was speaking. she said
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  • Happened to flip to a channel where i was speaking. she said her first thought was, "oh,
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  • Where i was speaking. she said her first thought was, "oh, great. i'm lying here dying.
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  • Her first thought was, "oh, great. i'm lying here dying. now i've got to listen to this
  • 00:10:48.871 --> 00:10:50.206
  • Great. i'm lying here dying. now i've got to listen to this tv preacher to add to my
  • 00:10:50.272 --> 00:10:51.474
  • Now i've got to listen to this tv preacher to add to my misery."
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  • Tv preacher to add to my misery." well, that day i was talking
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  • Misery." well, that day i was talking about how god can turn any
  • 00:10:54.910 --> 00:10:57.313
  • Well, that day i was talking about how god can turn any situation around, how he can
  • 00:10:57.379 --> 00:10:59.448
  • About how god can turn any situation around, how he can take your darkest hour and turn
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  • Situation around, how he can take your darkest hour and turn it into your brightest hour.
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  • Take your darkest hour and turn it into your brightest hour. she began to feel a peace that
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  • It into your brightest hour. she began to feel a peace that she had never felt before.
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  • She began to feel a peace that she had never felt before. she said, "i was lying there.
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  • She had never felt before. she said, "i was lying there. i couldn't move, couldn't open
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  • She said, "i was lying there. i couldn't move, couldn't open my eyes, but i felt tears of joy
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  • I couldn't move, couldn't open my eyes, but i felt tears of joy running down my cheeks."
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  • My eyes, but i felt tears of joy running down my cheeks." (applause)
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  • Running down my cheeks." (applause) her husband came home a few
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  • (applause) her husband came home a few hours later and she was sound
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  • Her husband came home a few hours later and she was sound asleep right there on the floor.
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  • Hours later and she was sound asleep right there on the floor. of course he was startled and
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  • Asleep right there on the floor. of course he was startled and alarmed, woke her up and said,
  • 00:11:20.102 --> 00:11:21.370
  • Of course he was startled and alarmed, woke her up and said, "honey, are you okay? it looks
  • 00:11:21.470 --> 00:11:23.139
  • Alarmed, woke her up and said, "honey, are you okay? it looks like you've had an accident."
  • 00:11:23.205 --> 00:11:24.840
  • "honey, are you okay? it looks like you've had an accident." she smiled and said, 'it was no
  • 00:11:24.907 --> 00:11:26.408
  • Like you've had an accident." she smiled and said, 'it was no accident."
  • 00:11:26.475 --> 00:11:28.878
  • She smiled and said, 'it was no accident." that day was a turning point in
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  • Accident." that day was a turning point in her life. hope began to fill
  • 00:11:30.379 --> 00:11:32.047
  • That day was a turning point in her life. hope began to fill her heart. a dream came back to
  • 00:11:32.114 --> 00:11:33.849
  • Her life. hope began to fill her heart. a dream came back to life. today, she is not only
  • 00:11:33.916 --> 00:11:36.418
  • Her heart. a dream came back to life. today, she is not only free from pain but she can
  • 00:11:36.485 --> 00:11:38.921
  • Life. today, she is not only free from pain but she can walk, she's healthy, whole;
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  • Free from pain but she can walk, she's healthy, whole; stronger than ever before.
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  • Walk, she's healthy, whole; stronger than ever before. (applause)
  • 00:11:42.825 --> 00:11:44.894
  • Stronger than ever before. (applause) when it looked impossible,
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  • (applause) when it looked impossible, when all the odds were against
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  • When it looked impossible, when all the odds were against her, when it seemed permanent,
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  • When all the odds were against her, when it seemed permanent, the creator of the universe, the
  • 00:11:51.267 --> 00:11:53.068
  • Her, when it seemed permanent, the creator of the universe, the most high god, the one who spoke
  • 00:11:53.135 --> 00:11:55.371
  • The creator of the universe, the most high god, the one who spoke the worlds into existence, the
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  • Most high god, the one who spoke the worlds into existence, the one who has you in the palm of
  • 00:11:58.007 --> 00:11:59.975
  • The worlds into existence, the one who has you in the palm of his hand, he said, "wait a
  • 00:12:00.042 --> 00:12:02.111
  • One who has you in the palm of his hand, he said, "wait a minute. that's my child. that's
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  • His hand, he said, "wait a minute. that's my child. that's my daughter. she has a special
  • 00:12:04.380 --> 00:12:06.148
  • Minute. that's my child. that's my daughter. she has a special advantage. she is not going to
  • 00:12:06.248 --> 00:12:08.417
  • My daughter. she has a special advantage. she is not going to be a permanent slave to
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  • Advantage. she is not going to be a permanent slave to anything. she is coming in to
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  • Be a permanent slave to anything. she is coming in to her seventh year."
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  • Anything. she is coming in to her seventh year." some of you, like her, you've
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  • Her seventh year." some of you, like her, you've lived with that sickness, that
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  • Some of you, like her, you've lived with that sickness, that chronic pain long enough.
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  • Lived with that sickness, that chronic pain long enough. you've put up with that
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  • Chronic pain long enough. you've put up with that depression, that dark cloud
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  • You've put up with that depression, that dark cloud following you around long
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  • Depression, that dark cloud following you around long enough. you've struggled with
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  • Following you around long enough. you've struggled with the addiction long enough.
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  • Enough. you've struggled with the addiction long enough. god is saying, "this is your
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  • The addiction long enough. god is saying, "this is your time. today is your moment.
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  • God is saying, "this is your time. today is your moment. get ready for release. get
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  • Time. today is your moment. get ready for release. get ready for a breakthrough. get
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  • Get ready for release. get ready for a breakthrough. get ready for healing. get ready
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  • Ready for a breakthrough. get ready for healing. get ready for increase. get ready for
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  • Ready for healing. get ready for increase. get ready for your seventh year."
  • 00:12:39.348 --> 00:12:41.684
  • How do you get ready? start
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  • How do you get ready? start talking like it's going to
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  • How do you get ready? start talking like it's going to happen. start acting like it's
  • 00:12:44.420 --> 00:12:46.322
  • Talking like it's going to happen. start acting like it's going to happen. start thinking
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  • Happen. start acting like it's going to happen. start thinking like it's going to happen.
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  • Going to happen. start thinking like it's going to happen. "well, joel. my arthritis has
  • 00:12:49.925 --> 00:12:51.293
  • Like it's going to happen. "well, joel. my arthritis has really been acting up. my
  • 00:12:51.360 --> 00:12:53.095
  • "well, joel. my arthritis has really been acting up. my diabetes is getting the best of
  • 00:12:53.162 --> 00:12:54.630
  • Really been acting up. my diabetes is getting the best of me. my financial difficulties
  • 00:12:54.697 --> 00:12:56.999
  • Diabetes is getting the best of me. my financial difficulties are really weighing me down."
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  • No, don't take ownership of
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  • No, don't take ownership of those things. it's not your
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  • No, don't take ownership of those things. it's not your diabetes. it doesn't belong to
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  • Those things. it's not your diabetes. it doesn't belong to you. it's not your arthritis.
  • 00:13:04.506 --> 00:13:06.575
  • Diabetes. it doesn't belong to you. it's not your arthritis. that's not a part of who you
  • 00:13:06.642 --> 00:13:08.210
  • You. it's not your arthritis. that's not a part of who you are. it may be there
  • 00:13:08.277 --> 00:13:10.246
  • That's not a part of who you are. it may be there temporarily but that's not
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  • Are. it may be there temporarily but that's not where it's staying. don't give
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  • Temporarily but that's not where it's staying. don't give it a permanent address.
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  • Where it's staying. don't give it a permanent address. in your mind don't let it move
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  • It a permanent address. in your mind don't let it move in and take up residency.
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  • In your mind don't let it move in and take up residency. you need to have one of those
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  • In and take up residency. you need to have one of those signs out that says, "no
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  • You need to have one of those signs out that says, "no vacancy here."
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  • Signs out that says, "no vacancy here." the apostle paul put it this
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  • Vacancy here." the apostle paul put it this way, "these light afflictions
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  • The apostle paul put it this way, "these light afflictions are for a moment."
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  • Way, "these light afflictions are for a moment." now in your mind it may be big
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  • Are for a moment." now in your mind it may be big but by faith you need to see it
  • 00:13:33.269 --> 00:13:35.337
  • Now in your mind it may be big but by faith you need to see it as being light and see it as
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  • But by faith you need to see it as being light and see it as being temporary. this is what
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  • As being light and see it as being temporary. this is what moses did. the israelites had
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  • Being temporary. this is what moses did. the israelites had been in slavery for many years.
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  • Moses did. the israelites had been in slavery for many years. it looked permanent, like it
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  • Been in slavery for many years. it looked permanent, like it would never change. moses had a
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  • It looked permanent, like it would never change. moses had a son born. he named the boy
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  • Would never change. moses had a son born. he named the boy gershom. names back in those
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  • Son born. he named the boy gershom. names back in those days had a lot more
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  • Gershom. names back in those days had a lot more significance than they do
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  • Days had a lot more significance than they do today. gershom means, "i am an
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  • Significance than they do today. gershom means, "i am an alien in a strange land."
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  • Today. gershom means, "i am an alien in a strange land." when moses named his son he was
  • 00:14:02.898 --> 00:14:05.000
  • Alien in a strange land." when moses named his son he was making a declaration of faith.
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  • When moses named his son he was making a declaration of faith. he was saying, "we're in slavery
  • 00:14:07.670 --> 00:14:09.672
  • Making a declaration of faith. he was saying, "we're in slavery but slavery is not our norm.
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  • He was saying, "we're in slavery but slavery is not our norm. this is not our permanent
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  • But slavery is not our norm. this is not our permanent address. we are foreigners in
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  • This is not our permanent address. we are foreigners in this land."
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  • Address. we are foreigners in this land." every time he said, "good
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  • This land." every time he said, "good morning, gershom," he was
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  • Every time he said, "good morning, gershom," he was reminding himself, "this lack,
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  • Morning, gershom," he was reminding himself, "this lack, this trouble, this slavery, is
  • 00:14:23.319 --> 00:14:25.321
  • Reminding himself, "this lack, this trouble, this slavery, is not our normal state."
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  • This trouble, this slavery, is not our normal state." when you're in tough times and
  • 00:14:28.023 --> 00:14:29.959
  • Not our normal state." when you're in tough times and it looks like you're never going
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  • When you're in tough times and it looks like you're never going to break out you've got to do
  • 00:14:31.160 --> 00:14:32.428
  • It looks like you're never going to break out you've got to do like moses. remind yourself,
  • 00:14:32.494 --> 00:14:34.730
  • To break out you've got to do like moses. remind yourself, "i won't be staying here long.
  • 00:14:34.830 --> 00:14:37.433
  • Like moses. remind yourself, "i won't be staying here long. i am a foreigner. i don't have
  • 00:14:37.533 --> 00:14:38.801
  • "i won't be staying here long. i am a foreigner. i don't have citizenship here."
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  • I am a foreigner. i don't have citizenship here." you could say, "i am not a
  • 00:14:41.537 --> 00:14:43.172
  • Citizenship here." you could say, "i am not a citizen of depression. i'm not
  • 00:14:43.272 --> 00:14:45.674
  • You could say, "i am not a citizen of depression. i'm not a citizen of lack. i'm not a
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  • Citizen of depression. i'm not a citizen of lack. i'm not a citizen of cancer. this disease
  • 00:14:48.177 --> 00:14:50.713
  • A citizen of lack. i'm not a citizen of cancer. this disease is alien to me. it's not my
  • 00:14:50.779 --> 00:14:53.282
  • Citizen of cancer. this disease is alien to me. it's not my norm. it may be where i am but
  • 00:14:53.382 --> 00:14:56.452
  • Is alien to me. it's not my norm. it may be where i am but it is not who i am.
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  • Norm. it may be where i am but it is not who i am. i am blessed. i am healthy.
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  • It is not who i am. i am blessed. i am healthy. i am strong. i am victorious."
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  • I am blessed. i am healthy. i am strong. i am victorious." (applause)
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  • I am strong. i am victorious." (applause) anything to the contrary you
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  • (applause) anything to the contrary you need to see as foreign; as
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  • Anything to the contrary you need to see as foreign; as temporary. it is not your
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  • Need to see as foreign; as temporary. it is not your permanent address.
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  • Temporary. it is not your permanent address. in the scripture, king hezekiah
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  • Permanent address. in the scripture, king hezekiah was very sick. the prophet
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  • In the scripture, king hezekiah was very sick. the prophet isaiah came to visit him to the
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  • Was very sick. the prophet isaiah came to visit him to the palace and said, "i have a word
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  • Isaiah came to visit him to the palace and said, "i have a word from the lord for you." i can
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  • Palace and said, "i have a word from the lord for you." i can imagine hezekiah perked up and
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  • From the lord for you." i can imagine hezekiah perked up and said, "yes, what is it?" isaiah
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  • Imagine hezekiah perked up and said, "yes, what is it?" isaiah said, "the word is, 'set your
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  • Said, "yes, what is it?" isaiah said, "the word is, 'set your house in order. you will surely
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  • Said, "the word is, 'set your house in order. you will surely die.'"
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  • House in order. you will surely die.'" not the word he was looking
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  • Die.'" not the word he was looking for. i'm sure hezekiah thought,
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  • Not the word he was looking for. i'm sure hezekiah thought, "is there another prophet out
  • 00:15:35.190 --> 00:15:36.358
  • For. i'm sure hezekiah thought, "is there another prophet out there?" (laughter)
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  • "is there another prophet out there?" (laughter) it looked permanent, like his
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  • There?" (laughter) it looked permanent, like his days were over. the prophet who
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  • It looked permanent, like his days were over. the prophet who spoke for god had just
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  • Days were over. the prophet who spoke for god had just announced that his life was
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  • Spoke for god had just announced that his life was coming to an end.
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  • Announced that his life was coming to an end. hezekiah could have accepted it,
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  • Coming to an end. hezekiah could have accepted it, thought, "hey, it's my lot in
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  • Hezekiah could have accepted it, thought, "hey, it's my lot in life." but hezekiah had a
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  • Thought, "hey, it's my lot in life." but hezekiah had a boldness. he had a radical
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  • Life." but hezekiah had a boldness. he had a radical faith. he chose to believe even
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  • Boldness. he had a radical faith. he chose to believe even when it looked impossible.
  • 00:15:56.979 --> 00:15:59.515
  • Faith. he chose to believe even when it looked impossible. the scripture says, "he turned
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  • When it looked impossible. the scripture says, "he turned his face to the wall and started
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  • The scripture says, "he turned his face to the wall and started praying."
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  • His face to the wall and started praying." "god, i'm asking you to give me
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  • Praying." "god, i'm asking you to give me more years. god, i'm not
  • 00:16:06.588 --> 00:16:08.123
  • "god, i'm asking you to give me more years. god, i'm not finished. i've served you. my
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  • More years. god, i'm not finished. i've served you. my family has honored you. god,
  • 00:16:10.325 --> 00:16:11.693
  • Finished. i've served you. my family has honored you. god, let me live longer."
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  • Family has honored you. god, let me live longer." before isaiah could leave the
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  • Let me live longer." before isaiah could leave the palace grounds god spoke to him
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  • Before isaiah could leave the palace grounds god spoke to him and said, "go back and tell
  • 00:16:19.334 --> 00:16:20.969
  • Palace grounds god spoke to him and said, "go back and tell hezekiah i'm going to give him
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  • And said, "go back and tell hezekiah i'm going to give him fifteen more years."
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  • Hezekiah i'm going to give him fifteen more years." here's what i want you to see.
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  • Fifteen more years." here's what i want you to see. hezekiah's faith is what brought
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  • Here's what i want you to see. hezekiah's faith is what brought about his seventh year. your
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  • Hezekiah's faith is what brought about his seventh year. your faith is what causes god to
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  • About his seventh year. your faith is what causes god to move.
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  • Faith is what causes god to move. "well, joel. i'm 65 years old.
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  • Move. "well, joel. i'm 65 years old. i've never had one of these
  • 00:16:36.518 --> 00:16:37.686
  • "well, joel. i'm 65 years old. i've never had one of these seventh years."
  • 00:16:37.753 --> 00:16:39.655
  • I've never had one of these seventh years." are you releasing your faith?
  • 00:16:39.721 --> 00:16:41.356
  • Seventh years." are you releasing your faith? are you thanking god that it's
  • 00:16:41.457 --> 00:16:42.925
  • Are you releasing your faith? are you thanking god that it's turning around?
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  • Are you thanking god that it's turning around? are you declaring, "where i am
  • 00:16:44.660 --> 00:16:46.161
  • Turning around? are you declaring, "where i am is not where i'm staying? this
  • 00:16:46.261 --> 00:16:48.363
  • Are you declaring, "where i am is not where i'm staying? this sickness is temporary. i'm
  • 00:16:48.430 --> 00:16:50.566
  • Is not where i'm staying? this sickness is temporary. i'm coming out of debt. there are
  • 00:16:50.632 --> 00:16:51.967
  • Sickness is temporary. i'm coming out of debt. there are new levels in my future."
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  • Coming out of debt. there are new levels in my future." when you have this attitude of
  • 00:16:54.937 --> 00:16:56.605
  • New levels in my future." when you have this attitude of faith, speaking victory over
  • 00:16:56.672 --> 00:16:58.173
  • When you have this attitude of faith, speaking victory over your life, that's when the
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  • Faith, speaking victory over your life, that's when the creator of the universe can show
  • 00:16:59.708 --> 00:17:01.477
  • Your life, that's when the creator of the universe can show up and do amazing things.
  • 00:17:01.543 --> 00:17:04.480
  • Creator of the universe can show up and do amazing things. your faith can bring about your
  • 00:17:04.546 --> 00:17:05.848
  • Up and do amazing things. your faith can bring about your seventh year.
  • 00:17:05.914 --> 00:17:08.050
  • Your faith can bring about your seventh year. what's interesting is when
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  • Seventh year. what's interesting is when hezekiah got the news that his
  • 00:17:09.585 --> 00:17:11.019
  • What's interesting is when hezekiah got the news that his life would be extended he didn't
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  • Hezekiah got the news that his life would be extended he didn't feel any better. he didn't look
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  • Life would be extended he didn't feel any better. he didn't look any different. only thing that
  • 00:17:14.823 --> 00:17:16.458
  • Feel any better. he didn't look any different. only thing that had changed was god had said
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  • Any different. only thing that had changed was god had said that his life would be
  • 00:17:18.794 --> 00:17:21.430
  • Had changed was god had said that his life would be extended.
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  • That his life would be extended. here's the key; hezekiah didn't
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  • Extended. here's the key; hezekiah didn't wait for his health to turn
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  • Here's the key; hezekiah didn't wait for his health to turn around before he gave god
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  • Wait for his health to turn around before he gave god praise.
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  • Around before he gave god praise. he didn't wait until he felt
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  • Praise. he didn't wait until he felt better before he started talking
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  • He didn't wait until he felt better before he started talking like he was going to live and
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  • Better before he started talking like he was going to live and thinking like he was well.
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  • Like he was going to live and thinking like he was well. "well, joel. when i see it i'll
  • 00:17:37.446 --> 00:17:39.348
  • Thinking like he was well. "well, joel. when i see it i'll believe it." no, faith says,
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  • "well, joel. when i see it i'll believe it." no, faith says, "you've got to believe it and
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  • Believe it." no, faith says, "you've got to believe it and then you'll see it."
  • 00:17:42.818 --> 00:17:44.553
  • "you've got to believe it and then you'll see it." like isaiah, i've announced to
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  • Then you'll see it." like isaiah, i've announced to you that you're coming into your
  • 00:17:46.622 --> 00:17:47.956
  • Like isaiah, i've announced to you that you're coming into your seventh year.
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  • You that you're coming into your seventh year. now you can look at the
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  • Seventh year. now you can look at the circumstances, study the
  • 00:17:51.026 --> 00:17:52.628
  • Now you can look at the circumstances, study the financial report, see how you
  • 00:17:52.694 --> 00:17:54.163
  • Circumstances, study the financial report, see how you feel and think, "hey, it doesn't
  • 00:17:54.229 --> 00:17:56.131
  • Financial report, see how you feel and think, "hey, it doesn't look any different. i don't see
  • 00:17:56.198 --> 00:17:57.566
  • Feel and think, "hey, it doesn't look any different. i don't see a sign of anything changing.
  • 00:17:57.633 --> 00:18:00.169
  • Look any different. i don't see a sign of anything changing. joel, as soon as it starts to
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  • A sign of anything changing. joel, as soon as it starts to improve then i'll give god
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  • Joel, as soon as it starts to improve then i'll give god praise."
  • 00:18:03.272 --> 00:18:05.274
  • Improve then i'll give god praise." no, your praise is what
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  • Praise." no, your praise is what activates god's favor.
  • 00:18:06.842 --> 00:18:09.044
  • No, your praise is what activates god's favor. when you have this boldness like
  • 00:18:09.111 --> 00:18:10.379
  • Activates god's favor. when you have this boldness like hezekiah and say, "god, i don't
  • 00:18:10.445 --> 00:18:12.481
  • When you have this boldness like hezekiah and say, "god, i don't see how i could get well.
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  • Hezekiah and say, "god, i don't see how i could get well. the medical report doesn't look
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  • See how i could get well. the medical report doesn't look good.
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  • The medical report doesn't look good. i don't see how i could meet the
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  • Good. i don't see how i could meet the right person, how i'll ever own
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  • I don't see how i could meet the right person, how i'll ever own my own home, but god, i believe
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  • Right person, how i'll ever own my own home, but god, i believe you have already made a way.
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  • My own home, but god, i believe you have already made a way. i believe i'm stepping into a
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  • You have already made a way. i believe i'm stepping into a new season of favor.
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  • I believe i'm stepping into a new season of favor. i believe i'm entering into my
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  • New season of favor. i believe i'm entering into my seventh year, that every
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  • I believe i'm entering into my seventh year, that every limitation has been broken.
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  • Seventh year, that every limitation has been broken. so lord, i just want to thank
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  • Limitation has been broken. so lord, i just want to thank you for your goodness in my
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  • So lord, i just want to thank you for your goodness in my life." (applause)
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  • You for your goodness in my life." (applause) when you talk like it's going
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  • Life." (applause) when you talk like it's going to happen, act like it's going
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  • When you talk like it's going to happen, act like it's going to happen and praise like it's
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  • To happen, act like it's going to happen and praise like it's going to happen that's when god
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  • To happen and praise like it's going to happen that's when god says to the angels, "hey, turn
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  • Going to happen that's when god says to the angels, "hey, turn around and go back and tell them
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  • Says to the angels, "hey, turn around and go back and tell them they're coming into their
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  • Around and go back and tell them they're coming into their seventh year. i'm going to do
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  • They're coming into their seventh year. i'm going to do what they're asking. i'm going
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  • Seventh year. i'm going to do what they're asking. i'm going to change what looked
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  • What they're asking. i'm going to change what looked permanent."
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  • To change what looked permanent." but a lot of times instead of
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  • Permanent." but a lot of times instead of taking our praise to god we're
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  • But a lot of times instead of taking our praise to god we're taking our problems to god.
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  • Taking our praise to god we're taking our problems to god. "god, i've had this addiction
  • 00:19:01.029 --> 00:19:02.397
  • Taking our problems to god. "god, i've had this addiction for 27 years. i don't think
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  • "god, i've had this addiction for 27 years. i don't think i'll ever break it. god, these
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  • For 27 years. i don't think i'll ever break it. god, these children are getting on my
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  • I'll ever break it. god, these children are getting on my nerves. you'd better keep me
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  • Children are getting on my nerves. you'd better keep me sane. god, i'm working two
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  • Nerves. you'd better keep me sane. god, i'm working two jobs. i still don't have
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  • Sane. god, i'm working two jobs. i still don't have enough. i don't understand it."
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  • Jobs. i still don't have enough. i don't understand it." it's easy to turn prayer into a
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  • Enough. i don't understand it." it's easy to turn prayer into a complaining session, but
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  • It's easy to turn prayer into a complaining session, but remember, god already knows your
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  • Complaining session, but remember, god already knows your needs. you don't have to tell
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  • Remember, god already knows your needs. you don't have to tell god everything that's wrong,
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  • Needs. you don't have to tell god everything that's wrong, what you don't like and how
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  • God everything that's wrong, what you don't like and how long it's been that way.
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  • What you don't like and how long it's been that way. it's much better to take your
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  • Long it's been that way. it's much better to take your praise to god rather than your
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  • It's much better to take your praise to god rather than your problems. your financial
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  • Praise to god rather than your problems. your financial situation may not look good but
  • 00:19:34.196 --> 00:19:35.764
  • Problems. your financial situation may not look good but turn it around. "lord, i want
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  • Situation may not look good but turn it around. "lord, i want to thank you that you are
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  • Turn it around. "lord, i want to thank you that you are supplying all of my needs.
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  • To thank you that you are supplying all of my needs. thank you that you are jehovah
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  • Supplying all of my needs. thank you that you are jehovah jireh; the lord my provider."
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  • Thank you that you are jehovah jireh; the lord my provider." you may not feel well but
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  • Jireh; the lord my provider." you may not feel well but instead of complaining, "lord,
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  • You may not feel well but instead of complaining, "lord, thank you that i'm getting
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  • Instead of complaining, "lord, thank you that i'm getting healthier, stronger, better
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  • Thank you that i'm getting healthier, stronger, better every day."
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  • Healthier, stronger, better every day." your son, your daughter, they're
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  • Every day." your son, your daughter, they're not doing right. "lord, thank
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  • Your son, your daughter, they're not doing right. "lord, thank you that my children will
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  • Not doing right. "lord, thank you that my children will fulfill their destinies."
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  • You that my children will fulfill their destinies." praise gets god's attention, not
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  • Fulfill their destinies." praise gets god's attention, not complaining.
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  • Praise gets god's attention, not complaining. when saul of tarsus was blinded
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  • Complaining. when saul of tarsus was blinded by that great light god spoke to
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  • When saul of tarsus was blinded by that great light god spoke to ananias to go pray for him.
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  • By that great light god spoke to ananias to go pray for him. well, saul had been killing
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  • Ananias to go pray for him. well, saul had been killing believers, having them put in
  • 00:20:10.832 --> 00:20:12.467
  • Well, saul had been killing believers, having them put in prison. ananias said in acts
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  • Believers, having them put in prison. ananias said in acts chapter nine, "lord, i have
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  • Prison. ananias said in acts chapter nine, "lord, i have heard many reports about this
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  • Chapter nine, "lord, i have heard many reports about this man and all the harm that he
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  • Heard many reports about this man and all the harm that he has done."
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  • Man and all the harm that he has done." notice this phrase, "i've heard
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  • Has done." notice this phrase, "i've heard that he is killing people. i've
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  • Notice this phrase, "i've heard that he is killing people. i've heard that he is dangerous.
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  • That he is killing people. i've heard that he is dangerous. i've heard that he doesn't like
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  • Heard that he is dangerous. i've heard that he doesn't like believers."
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  • I've heard that he doesn't like believers." if you're always telling god
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  • Believers." if you're always telling god what you've heard, then you're
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  • If you're always telling god what you've heard, then you're going to miss out on god's
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  • What you've heard, then you're going to miss out on god's blessings. you'll get
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  • Going to miss out on god's blessings. you'll get discouraged. doubt will fill
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  • Blessings. you'll get discouraged. doubt will fill your mind. "god, the financial
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  • Discouraged. doubt will fill your mind. "god, the financial report says i'm never going to
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  • Your mind. "god, the financial report says i'm never going to get ahead. god, my children are
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  • Report says i'm never going to get ahead. god, my children are running with the wrong crowd."
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  • Get ahead. god, my children are running with the wrong crowd." no, here's a key; don't tell god
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  • Running with the wrong crowd." no, here's a key; don't tell god what you've heard. god says
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  • No, here's a key; don't tell god what you've heard. god says you're the head and not the
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  • What you've heard. god says you're the head and not the tail. now don't tell him all
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  • You're the head and not the tail. now don't tell him all the reasons why you're not.
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  • Tail. now don't tell him all the reasons why you're not. god says you will live and not
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  • The reasons why you're not. god says you will live and not die. "but god, the medical
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  • God says you will live and not die. "but god, the medical report says otherwise."
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  • Die. "but god, the medical report says otherwise." no, quit telling god what you've
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  • Report says otherwise." no, quit telling god what you've heard. that's not doing you nor
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  • No, quit telling god what you've heard. that's not doing you nor him any good. it's real simple.
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  • Heard. that's not doing you nor him any good. it's real simple. don't take your problems to god.
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  • Him any good. it's real simple. don't take your problems to god. take your praise to god.
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  • Don't take your problems to god. take your praise to god. "lord, i want to thank you today
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  • Take your praise to god. "lord, i want to thank you today that with long life you will
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  • "lord, i want to thank you today that with long life you will satisfy me." (applause)
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  • That with long life you will satisfy me." (applause) "and even though it looks
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  • Satisfy me." (applause) "and even though it looks permanent, lord, i want to thank
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  • "and even though it looks permanent, lord, i want to thank you that i'm coming into my
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  • Permanent, lord, i want to thank you that i'm coming into my seventh year, a year of release,
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  • You that i'm coming into my seventh year, a year of release, a year of healing, a year of
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  • Seventh year, a year of release, a year of healing, a year of breakthroughs, a year of
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  • A year of healing, a year of breakthroughs, a year of abundance."
  • 00:21:29.978 --> 00:21:32.047
  • Breakthroughs, a year of abundance." isaiah said, "the spirit of the
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  • Abundance." isaiah said, "the spirit of the lord is upon me to announce
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  • Isaiah said, "the spirit of the lord is upon me to announce freedom to the captives."
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  • Lord is upon me to announce freedom to the captives." he was saying in effect, "it
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  • Freedom to the captives." he was saying in effect, "it may look permanent but i'm
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  • He was saying in effect, "it may look permanent but i'm announcing your freedom.
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  • May look permanent but i'm announcing your freedom. i'm announcing you're coming out
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  • Announcing your freedom. i'm announcing you're coming out of debt. i'm announcing that
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  • I'm announcing you're coming out of debt. i'm announcing that sickness is not going to defeat
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  • Of debt. i'm announcing that sickness is not going to defeat you. i'm announcing new levels
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  • Sickness is not going to defeat you. i'm announcing new levels are in your future."
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  • You. i'm announcing new levels are in your future." then he took it one step
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  • Are in your future." then he took it one step further. he said, "i'm
  • 00:21:55.704 --> 00:21:57.172
  • Then he took it one step further. he said, "i'm declaring the year of god's
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  • Further. he said, "i'm declaring the year of god's favor."
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  • Declaring the year of god's favor." notice this principle.
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  • Favor." notice this principle. he announced it, then he
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  • Notice this principle. he announced it, then he declared it. what if we would
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  • He announced it, then he declared it. what if we would do the same thing?
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  • Declared it. what if we would do the same thing? "i'm announcing today we're
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  • Do the same thing? "i'm announcing today we're coming out of debt, struggle,
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  • "i'm announcing today we're coming out of debt, struggle, not getting ahead.
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  • Coming out of debt, struggle, not getting ahead. i'm declaring we're coming into
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  • Not getting ahead. i'm declaring we're coming into increase, overflow; abundance.
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  • I'm declaring we're coming into increase, overflow; abundance. i'm declaring we will lend and
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  • Increase, overflow; abundance. i'm declaring we will lend and not borrow. we will be able to
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  • I'm declaring we will lend and not borrow. we will be able to give to every good work.
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  • Not borrow. we will be able to give to every good work. i'm declaring we're blessed,
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  • Give to every good work. i'm declaring we're blessed, prosperous and generous."
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  • I'm declaring we're blessed, prosperous and generous." over our families, "i'm
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  • Prosperous and generous." over our families, "i'm announcing, our children will
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  • Over our families, "i'm announcing, our children will not run with the wrong crowd,
  • 00:22:29.738 --> 00:22:31.873
  • Announcing, our children will not run with the wrong crowd, making poor choices, getting
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  • Not run with the wrong crowd, making poor choices, getting into trouble."
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  • Making poor choices, getting into trouble." "i'm declaring, as for me and my
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  • Into trouble." "i'm declaring, as for me and my house we will serve the lord."
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  • "i'm declaring, as for me and my house we will serve the lord." i'm declaring, "the seed of the
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  • House we will serve the lord." i'm declaring, "the seed of the righteous will be mighty in the
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  • I'm declaring, "the seed of the righteous will be mighty in the land." (applause)
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  • Righteous will be mighty in the land." (applause) or how about this?
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  • Land." (applause) or how about this? i'm announcing, "we will not
  • 00:22:44.586 --> 00:22:45.754
  • Or how about this? i'm announcing, "we will not live negative, depressed,
  • 00:22:45.821 --> 00:22:48.123
  • I'm announcing, "we will not live negative, depressed, worried, anxious, stressed out."
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  • Live negative, depressed, worried, anxious, stressed out." "i'm declaring, we are happy,
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  • Worried, anxious, stressed out." "i'm declaring, we are happy, content, confident, secure, full
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  • "i'm declaring, we are happy, content, confident, secure, full of joy, loving our lives."
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  • Content, confident, secure, full of joy, loving our lives." you've got to announce it and
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  • Of joy, loving our lives." you've got to announce it and declare it by faith. now,
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  • You've got to announce it and declare it by faith. now, nothing you're saying may
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  • Declare it by faith. now, nothing you're saying may be true at the time. this is
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  • Nothing you're saying may be true at the time. this is what faith is all about. god
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  • Be true at the time. this is what faith is all about. god called abraham a father of many
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  • What faith is all about. god called abraham a father of many nations before he had one
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  • Called abraham a father of many nations before he had one child. it didn't make sense.
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  • Nations before he had one child. it didn't make sense. it looked like god was mixed up.
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  • Child. it didn't make sense. it looked like god was mixed up. but the scripture says you have
  • 00:23:18.220 --> 00:23:20.555
  • It looked like god was mixed up. but the scripture says you have to call things that are not as
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  • But the scripture says you have to call things that are not as if they already were.
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  • To call things that are not as if they already were. too often we're announcing and
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  • If they already were. too often we're announcing and declaring the wrong things.
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  • Too often we're announcing and declaring the wrong things. "i've been single so long.
  • 00:23:29.164 --> 00:23:30.499
  • Declaring the wrong things. "i've been single so long. i'll never meet the right
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  • "i've been single so long. i'll never meet the right person. prices are so high.
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  • I'll never meet the right person. prices are so high. government shutdown. i don't
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  • Person. prices are so high. government shutdown. i don't see how i'm ever going to make
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  • Government shutdown. i don't see how i'm ever going to make it."
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  • See how i'm ever going to make it." that's announcing defeat and
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  • It." that's announcing defeat and declaring mediocrity.
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  • That's announcing defeat and declaring mediocrity. you've got to change what's
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  • Declaring mediocrity. you've got to change what's coming out of your mouth.
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  • You've got to change what's coming out of your mouth. start announcing freedom from
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  • Coming out of your mouth. start announcing freedom from anything that is holding you
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  • Start announcing freedom from anything that is holding you back.
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  • Anything that is holding you back. freedom from loneliness.
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  • Back. freedom from loneliness. freedom from depression.
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  • Freedom from loneliness. freedom from depression. freedom from addictions.
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  • Freedom from depression. freedom from addictions. freedom from constantly
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  • Freedom from addictions. freedom from constantly struggling.
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  • Freedom from constantly struggling. dare to do like isaiah and start
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  • Struggling. dare to do like isaiah and start boldly declaring, "god's favor
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  • Dare to do like isaiah and start boldly declaring, "god's favor is coming; breakthroughs,
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  • Boldly declaring, "god's favor is coming; breakthroughs, healing, victory."
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  • Is coming; breakthroughs, healing, victory." you are prophesying your future.
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  • Healing, victory." you are prophesying your future. you are setting the tone for
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  • You are prophesying your future. you are setting the tone for your life with your words.
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  • You are setting the tone for your life with your words. some of you have struggled in an
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  • Your life with your words. some of you have struggled in an area for a long time but let me
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  • Some of you have struggled in an area for a long time but let me declare this over you.
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  • Area for a long time but let me declare this over you. receive this into your spirit.
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  • Declare this over you. receive this into your spirit. "it is not permanent. you are
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  • Receive this into your spirit. "it is not permanent. you are coming in to your seventh year.
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  • "it is not permanent. you are coming in to your seventh year. this is a new day. the tide of
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  • Coming in to your seventh year. this is a new day. the tide of the battle has turned. every
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  • This is a new day. the tide of the battle has turned. every chain has been loosed. every
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  • The battle has turned. every chain has been loosed. every stronghold has been shattered.
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  • Chain has been loosed. every stronghold has been shattered. every limitation has been
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  • Stronghold has been shattered. every limitation has been broken. you are breaking free
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  • Every limitation has been broken. you are breaking free into a new level.
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  • Broken. you are breaking free into a new level. i believe and declare god is
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  • Into a new level. i believe and declare god is releasing you into increase.
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  • I believe and declare god is releasing you into increase. he is releasing you into
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  • Releasing you into increase. he is releasing you into opportunity, into favor,
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  • He is releasing you into opportunity, into favor, releasing you into healing, into
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  • Opportunity, into favor, releasing you into healing, into breakthroughs. he is releasing
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  • Releasing you into healing, into breakthroughs. he is releasing you into the fullness of your
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  • Breakthroughs. he is releasing you into the fullness of your destiny. in jesus' name."
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  • You into the fullness of your destiny. in jesus' name." and if you receive it can you
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  • Destiny. in jesus' name." and if you receive it can you say, "amen" today? (applause)
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  • And if you receive it can you say, "amen" today? (applause) well, we never like to close
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  • Say, "amen" today? (applause) well, we never like to close our broadcast without giving you
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  • Well, we never like to close our broadcast without giving you an opportunity to make jesus the
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  • Our broadcast without giving you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life.
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  • An opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life. would you pray with me?
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  • Lord of your life. would you pray with me? just say, "lord jesus, i repent
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  • Would you pray with me? just say, "lord jesus, i repent of my sins. come into my heart.
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  • Just say, "lord jesus, i repent of my sins. come into my heart. i make you my lord and savior."
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  • Of my sins. come into my heart. i make you my lord and savior." friends, if you prayed that
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  • I make you my lord and savior." friends, if you prayed that simple prayer we believe you got
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  • Friends, if you prayed that simple prayer we believe you got born again. get in a good
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  • Simple prayer we believe you got born again. get in a good bible-based church. keep god
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  • Born again. get in a good bible-based church. keep god first place. he is going to
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  • Bible-based church. keep god first place. he is going to take you places that you've
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  • First place. he is going to take you places that you've never dreamed of.
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  • .
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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
  • 00:26:22.937 --> 00:26:24.472
  • 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.
  • 00:26:50.732 --> 00:26:51.166
  • Or call 800-565-0772. >victoria: joel and i pray
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  • >victoria: joel and i pray for you every single day.
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  • For you every single day. and we are believing the
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  • And we are believing the best for you and your
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  • Best for you and your family.
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  • Family. > joel: thanks so much for
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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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