The Twenty-First Day

October 5, 2022 | 276 | 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 Twenty-First Day | October 5, 2022
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  • >> joel osteen: may god bless
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  • >> joel osteen: may god bless you.
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  • You. it's a joy to come into your
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  • It's a joy to come into your homes, and if you're ever in
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  • Homes, and if you're ever in our area, please stop by and
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  • Our area, please stop by and be a part of one of our
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  • Be a part of one of our services.
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  • Services. i promise you we'll make you
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  • I promise you we'll make you feel right at home.
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  • Feel right at home. i like to start with
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  • I like to start with something funny.
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  • Something funny. one day up in heaven, god
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  • One day up in heaven, god said to the men, "i want you
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  • Said to the men, "i want you to form two lines.
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  • One line is for the men who
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  • One line is for the men who were the head of the house.
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  • Were the head of the house. the other line is for the men
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  • The other line is for the men who let the woman be the head
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  • Who let the woman be the head of the house."
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  • Of the house." the line where the woman ran
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  • The line where the woman ran the house was a hundred miles
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  • The house was a hundred miles long.
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  • Long. there was only one man in the
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  • There was only one man in the other line.
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  • Other line. god said, "men, i'm ashamed
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  • God said, "men, i'm ashamed of you.
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  • Of you. i created you to be the head,
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  • I created you to be the head, but only one man stood up to
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  • But only one man stood up to make me proud."
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  • Make me proud." he looked at him and said,
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  • He looked at him and said, "son, tell them.
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  • "son, tell them. how did you manage to be the
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  • How did you manage to be the only one in this line?"
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  • Only one in this line?" the man looked confused and
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  • The man looked confused and said, "i don't know.
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  • Said, "i don't know. my wife told me to stand
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  • My wife told me to stand here."
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  • Here." say it like you mean it.
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  • Say it like you mean it. this is my bible.
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  • This is my bible. i am what it says i am.
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  • I am what it says i am. i have what it says i have.
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  • I have what it says i have. i can do what it says i can
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  • I can do what it says i can do.
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  • Do. today i will be taught the
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  • Today i will be taught the word of god.
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  • Word of god. i boldly confess my mind is
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  • I boldly confess my mind is alert, my heart is receptive.
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  • Alert, my heart is receptive. i will never be the same.
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  • I will never be the same. in jesus' name.
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  • In jesus' name. god bless you.
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  • I want to talk to you today
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  • I want to talk to you today about "the twenty first
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  • About "the twenty first day."
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  • Day." we all have things that we're
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  • We all have things that we're believing for: a dream to
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  • Believing for: a dream to come to pass, our health to
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  • Come to pass, our health to turn around, to meet the
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  • Turn around, to meet the right person.
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  • Right person. we've been praying for a long
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  • We've been praying for a long time, standing on the
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  • Time, standing on the promises.
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  • Promises. we don't see anything
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  • We don't see anything happening.
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  • Happening. it seems like god is on
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  • It seems like god is on vacation, like it's not doing
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  • Vacation, like it's not doing any good, but what you can't
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  • Any good, but what you can't see is behind the scenes god
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  • See is behind the scenes god is at work.
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  • Is at work. he not only heard you when
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  • He not only heard you when you prayed, he took it one
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  • You prayed, he took it one step further and put the
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  • Step further and put the miracle into motion.
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  • Miracle into motion. the psalmist said the moment
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  • The psalmist said the moment you pray, the tide of the
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  • You pray, the tide of the battle begins to turn, and
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  • Battle begins to turn, and just because you don't see
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  • Just because you don't see anything happening doesn't
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  • Anything happening doesn't mean the answer is not on the
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  • Mean the answer is not on the way.
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  • Way. the people that see promises
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  • The people that see promises fulfilled, the people that
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  • Fulfilled, the people that see breakthroughs, are the
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  • See breakthroughs, are the people that keep praying,
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  • People that keep praying, keep believing, keep standing
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  • Keep believing, keep standing in faith.
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  • In faith. in 1 john it says this is the
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  • In 1 john it says this is the confidence we have in god.
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  • Confidence we have in god. if we ask anything according
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  • If we ask anything according to his will, we know that he
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  • To his will, we know that he hears us.
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  • Hears us. thoughts will tell you, "it's
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  • Thoughts will tell you, "it's not making a difference to
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  • Not making a difference to pray.
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  • Pray. you're wasting your time
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  • You're wasting your time getting your hopes up,
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  • Getting your hopes up, believing that you'll get
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  • Believing that you'll get well.
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  • Well. you saw the medical report."
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  • "you'll never break the
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  • "you'll never break the addiction.
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  • Addiction. you've had it so long."
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  • You've had it so long." don't believe those thoughts.
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  • Don't believe those thoughts. the moment you pray, the
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  • The moment you pray, the creator of the universe goes
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  • Creator of the universe goes to work.
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  • To work. it may not happen on your
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  • It may not happen on your timetable or the way you
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  • Timetable or the way you thought, but he is a faithful
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  • Thought, but he is a faithful god.
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  • God. what he promised you he will
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  • What he promised you he will bring to pass.
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  • Bring to pass. you may have been waiting for
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  • You may have been waiting for a long time, but down in your
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  • A long time, but down in your spirit there has to be a
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  • Spirit there has to be a resolve, a confidence, that
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  • Resolve, a confidence, that says, "i know the answer is
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  • Says, "i know the answer is on the way.
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  • On the way. i know the miracle is in
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  • I know the miracle is in motion.
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  • Motion. i've asked according to his
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  • I've asked according to his will, and i know it's just a
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  • Will, and i know it's just a matter of time before it
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  • Matter of time before it shows up."
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  • Shows up." don't talk yourself out of
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  • Don't talk yourself out of it.
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  • It. don't let delays, detours,
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  • Don't let delays, detours, disappointments cause you to
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  • Disappointments cause you to give up on what god's put in
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  • Give up on what god's put in your heart.
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  • Your heart. the healing is en route.
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  • The healing is en route. the promotion is on the way.
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  • The promotion is on the way. the breakthrough is on
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  • The breakthrough is on schedule.
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  • Schedule. the right person is headed
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  • The right person is headed your way.
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  • Your way. in daniel chapter 10, daniel
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  • In daniel chapter 10, daniel had been praying and fasting
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  • Had been praying and fasting for a long time asking god
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  • For a long time asking god for help.
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  • For help. day after day, it didn't seem
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  • Day after day, it didn't seem like it was doing any good.
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  • Like it was doing any good. nothing was changing.
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  • Nothing was changing. but one morning daniel was
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  • But one morning daniel was out at a river.
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  • Out at a river. he saw a vision.
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  • He saw a vision. an angel appeared to him.
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  • He said in verse 12, "daniel,
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  • He said in verse 12, "daniel, since the first day you began
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  • Since the first day you began to pray, your request was
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  • To pray, your request was heard in heaven.
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  • Heard in heaven. i was sent with the answer
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  • I was sent with the answer but for twenty-one days the
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  • But for twenty-one days the prince of persia blocked me.
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  • Prince of persia blocked me. then michael the archangel
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  • Then michael the archangel came to help me break through
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  • Came to help me break through the opposition."
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  • Notice the first time daniel
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  • Notice the first time daniel prayed, god heard him.
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  • Prayed, god heard him. the first time he prayed, god
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  • The first time he prayed, god sent the angel with the
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  • Sent the angel with the answer.
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  • Answer. like with daniel, the first
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  • Like with daniel, the first time you prayed, god began to
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  • Time you prayed, god began to change things in your favor.
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  • Change things in your favor. he began to move out the
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  • He began to move out the wrong people, lined up the
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  • Wrong people, lined up the right people, arranged
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  • Right people, arranged healing, good breaks, favor.
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  • Healing, good breaks, favor. it's right up in front of
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  • It's right up in front of you.
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  • You. what's the delay?
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  • What's the delay? what's taking it so long?
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  • What's taking it so long? there are forces trying to
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  • There are forces trying to keep you from your healing,
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  • Keep you from your healing, keep you from your abundance,
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  • Keep you from your abundance, keep you from your freedom.
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  • Keep you from your freedom. the good news is the forces
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  • The good news is the forces that are for you are greater
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  • Than the forces that are
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  • Than the forces that are against you.
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  • Against you. it took the angel 21 days to
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  • It took the angel 21 days to get to daniel, and what
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  • Get to daniel, and what you're praying about may be
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  • You're praying about may be taking a long time.
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  • Taking a long time. you don't see anything
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  • You don't see anything improving.
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  • Improving. you think it's never going to
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  • You think it's never going to happen.
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  • Happen. no, get ready.
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  • No, get ready. your 21st day is coming.
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  • The angel has already been
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  • The angel has already been dispatched.
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  • Dispatched. god has already sent the
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  • God has already sent the healing.
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  • Healing. he's already sent the
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  • He's already sent the vindication, already sent the
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  • Vindication, already sent the promotion.
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  • Promotion. right now, the angel is
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  • Right now, the angel is fighting through the forces
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  • Fighting through the forces of darkness.
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  • Of darkness. every time you thank god that
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  • Every time you thank god that it's on the way, every time
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  • It's on the way, every time you say, "lord, i believe my
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  • You say, "lord, i believe my healing is coming.
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  • Healing is coming. i believe the right person is
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  • I believe the right person is coming.
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  • Coming. i believe a new level is
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  • I believe a new level is coming," when you stay in
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  • Coming," when you stay in faith, you know what's
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  • Faith, you know what's happening?
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  • Happening? the angel is getting closer.
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  • The angel is getting closer. it's just a matter of time
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  • It's just a matter of time before that shows up.
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  • I talked to a young man.
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  • I talked to a young man. he'd struggle with an
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  • He'd struggle with an addiction most of his life.
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  • Addiction most of his life. he's in his late-20s, and he
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  • He's in his late-20s, and he started listening to our
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  • Started listening to our messages about how god wants
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  • Messages about how god wants you to be free and how you
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  • You to be free and how you were created to live a
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  • Were created to live a victorious life.
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  • Victorious life. every day, he started
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  • Every day, he started praying, asking god to help
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  • Praying, asking god to help him.
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  • Him. he would make declarations,
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  • He would make declarations, "i am free.
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  • "i am free. i am whole.
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  • I am whole. this addiction doesn't
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  • This addiction doesn't control me."
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  • Control me." month after month praying,
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  • Month after month praying, believing, declaring the
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  • Believing, declaring the promises, but nothing was
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  • Promises, but nothing was getting any better.
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  • Getting any better. he went to rehab and that
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  • He went to rehab and that didn't help.
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  • Didn't help. he could have thought, "this
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  • He could have thought, "this is my lot in life.
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  • Is my lot in life. i'll always be addicted."
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  • I'll always be addicted." but from the time you pray
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  • But from the time you pray 'til the time the answer
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  • 'til the time the answer comes, that's called the
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  • Comes, that's called the trial of your faith.
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  • Trial of your faith. that's when it's easy to get
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  • Discouraged and give up.
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  • Discouraged and give up. it's easy to talk yourself
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  • It's easy to talk yourself out of it.
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  • Out of it. "i tried.
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  • "i tried. i did my best.
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  • I did my best. it's never going to happen."
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  • It's never going to happen." no, keep praying.
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  • No, keep praying. keep believing.
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  • Keep believing. it may not have happened yet,
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  • It may not have happened yet, but what god promised you,
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  • But what god promised you, he's still going to bring to
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  • He's still going to bring to pass.
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  • Pass. that 21st day is on the way,
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  • That 21st day is on the way, and this is what this young
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  • Man did.
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  • Man did. about 2 months ago, after
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  • About 2 months ago, after being addicted for years, he
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  • Being addicted for years, he woke up one morning and had
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  • Woke up one morning and had no desire for the drugs.
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  • No desire for the drugs. when his friends came over
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  • When his friends came over and started smoking, it made
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  • And started smoking, it made him sick to his stomach.
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  • Him sick to his stomach. he said joel, "i can't
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  • He said joel, "i can't explain it.
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  • Explain it. i didn't do anything
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  • I didn't do anything differently.
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  • Differently. i didn't try to gradually cut
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  • I didn't try to gradually cut back."
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  • Back." suddenly the addiction was
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  • Broken.
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  • Broken. suddenly he came in to his
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  • Suddenly he came in to his 21st day.
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  • 21st day. you may have struggled with
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  • You may have struggled with an addiction for a long time,
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  • An addiction for a long time, but that addiction has a 21st
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  • But that addiction has a 21st day.
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  • Day. your healing, your abundance
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  • Your healing, your abundance has a 21st day.
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  • Has a 21st day. god has already set the time
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  • God has already set the time to turn it around.
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  • To turn it around. when you come into your 21st
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  • When you come into your 21st day, every force that's held
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  • Day, every force that's held you back will be broken.
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  • You back will be broken. but when we've struggled in
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  • An area for a long time, it's
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  • An area for a long time, it's easy to accept it and think,
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  • Easy to accept it and think, "maybe i'm not supposed to
  • 00:08:06.431 --> 00:08:07.632
  • "maybe i'm not supposed to accomplish this dream.
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  • Accomplish this dream. i tried and it didn't work
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  • I tried and it didn't work out."
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  • Out." "i've been single a long
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  • "i've been single a long time.
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  • Time. maybe i'm not supposed to get
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  • Maybe i'm not supposed to get married."
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  • Married." or "i've had this depression
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  • Or "i've had this depression for years.
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  • For years. maybe i'm not supposed to be
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  • Happy."
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  • Happy." no, that may have been your
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  • No, that may have been your past, but that is not your
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  • Past, but that is not your future.
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  • Future. god is about to break
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  • God is about to break stubborn things, strongholds
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  • Stubborn things, strongholds that look permanent, you've
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  • That look permanent, you've dealt with for years.
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  • Dealt with for years. those forces that have held
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  • Those forces that have held you back, like with daniel,
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  • You back, like with daniel, god sent michael to assist
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  • God sent michael to assist him, god is going to send
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  • Him, god is going to send reinforcements to loose what
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  • Reinforcements to loose what belongs to you.
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  • Belongs to you. suddenly it's going to turn
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  • Suddenly it's going to turn around.
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  • Around. suddenly the depression is
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  • Suddenly the depression is going to break.
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  • Going to break. suddenly your business is
  • 00:08:49.674 --> 00:08:51.109
  • Suddenly your business is going to take off.
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  • Going to take off. what happened?
  • 00:08:52.177 --> 00:08:52.944
  • What happened? you came in to your 21st day.
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  • You came in to your 21st day. it's closer than you think.
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  • It's closer than you think. you're close to your healing.
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  • You're close to your healing. you're close to meeting the
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  • You're close to meeting the right person.
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  • Right person. you're close to a new level.
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  • You're close to a new level. now don't give up on what
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  • Now don't give up on what you're believing for.
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  • You're believing for. it may be taking a long time,
  • 00:09:08.259 --> 00:09:10.261
  • It may be taking a long time, but what you can't see is the
  • 00:09:10.328 --> 00:09:12.464
  • But what you can't see is the angel is on the way.
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  • Angel is on the way. your 21st day could be this
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  • Your 21st day could be this week.
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  • Week. it could be this month.
  • 00:09:18.503 --> 00:09:20.338
  • It could be this month. what if you knew your 21st
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  • What if you knew your 21st day was next friday?
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  • Day was next friday? you would quit worrying, and
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  • You would quit worrying, and you would start worshipping.
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  • You would quit being
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  • You would quit being discouraged, and you'd start
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  • Discouraged, and you'd start thanking god.
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  • Thanking god. "lord, thank you that it's on
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  • "lord, thank you that it's on the way.
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  • The way. thank you for your goodness.
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  • Thank you that you're at work
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  • Thank you that you're at work in my life."
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  • In my life." david said, "each morning i
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  • David said, "each morning i bring my request before god
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  • Bring my request before god and wait expectantly."
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  • And wait expectantly." he didn't just pray and say,
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  • He didn't just pray and say, "okay, i did my part."
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  • "okay, i did my part." he prayed and then waited
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  • He prayed and then waited with expectation.
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  • With expectation. he went through the day
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  • He went through the day looking for god's goodness,
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  • Looking for god's goodness, believing for favor, talking
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  • Believing for favor, talking like it was going to happen.
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  • Like it was going to happen. not, "i'll never defeat this
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  • Not, "i'll never defeat this giant.
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  • Giant. look how big he is.
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  • Look how big he is. he's twice my size.
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  • He's twice my size. i don't have a chance."
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  • David had a report of
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  • David had a report of victory.
  • 00:10:07.552 --> 00:10:08.520
  • Victory. he looked at goliath and
  • 00:10:08.586 --> 00:10:09.988
  • He looked at goliath and said, "this day i will defeat
  • 00:10:10.055 --> 00:10:12.023
  • Said, "this day i will defeat you and feed your head to the
  • 00:10:12.090 --> 00:10:14.125
  • You and feed your head to the birds of the air."
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  • Birds of the air." he expected god's favor.
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  • He expected god's favor. he said, "surely goodness,
  • 00:10:17.796 --> 00:10:19.464
  • He said, "surely goodness, mercy follows me everywhere
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  • Mercy follows me everywhere that i go."
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  • That i go." he was saying, in effect, "i
  • 00:10:22.300 --> 00:10:23.802
  • He was saying, in effect, "i know my 21st day is coming.
  • 00:10:23.868 --> 00:10:26.104
  • Know my 21st day is coming. i know the angel is on the
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  • I know the angel is on the way.
  • 00:10:27.539 --> 00:10:28.106
  • Way. i know the forces that are
  • 00:10:28.173 --> 00:10:29.307
  • I know the forces that are for me are greater than the
  • 00:10:29.374 --> 00:10:31.142
  • For me are greater than the forces that are against me."
  • 00:10:31.209 --> 00:10:33.311
  • What am i saying?
  • 00:10:33.411 --> 00:10:34.512
  • What am i saying? it's not enough to just pray.
  • 00:10:34.579 --> 00:10:36.915
  • It's not enough to just pray. you have to follow it up with
  • 00:10:36.981 --> 00:10:39.117
  • You have to follow it up with expectancy, with a knowing
  • 00:10:39.184 --> 00:10:41.286
  • Expectancy, with a knowing that god not only heard you
  • 00:10:41.352 --> 00:10:43.354
  • That god not only heard you because you prayed according
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  • Because you prayed according to his will, but that he
  • 00:10:45.123 --> 00:10:46.858
  • To his will, but that he dispatched the angel with the
  • 00:10:46.925 --> 00:10:49.194
  • Dispatched the angel with the answer.
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  • Answer. i'm not saying that it's
  • 00:10:50.662 --> 00:10:52.263
  • I'm not saying that it's going to happen in 3 weeks.
  • 00:10:52.330 --> 00:10:54.032
  • Going to happen in 3 weeks. god has his own timetable.
  • 00:10:54.099 --> 00:10:56.201
  • God has his own timetable. the 21 days is symbolic.
  • 00:10:56.267 --> 00:10:58.870
  • The 21 days is symbolic. it means there is a set time
  • 00:10:58.937 --> 00:11:01.806
  • It means there is a set time for god to break through with
  • 00:11:01.873 --> 00:11:03.742
  • For god to break through with the answer to your prayer.
  • 00:11:03.808 --> 00:11:05.376
  • The answer to your prayer. no person can stop him, no
  • 00:11:05.443 --> 00:11:07.479
  • No person can stop him, no addiction, no sickness.
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  • Addiction, no sickness. all the forces of darkness
  • 00:11:09.614 --> 00:11:11.716
  • All the forces of darkness cannot stop what god has
  • 00:11:11.783 --> 00:11:13.685
  • Cannot stop what god has ordained for your life, and i
  • 00:11:13.752 --> 00:11:15.954
  • Ordained for your life, and i believe even right now, as
  • 00:11:16.020 --> 00:11:18.323
  • Believe even right now, as faith is rising, strongholds
  • 00:11:18.389 --> 00:11:20.925
  • Faith is rising, strongholds are being broken.
  • 00:11:20.992 --> 00:11:22.393
  • Are being broken. promises are about to spring
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  • Promises are about to spring forth.
  • 00:11:23.928 --> 00:11:24.729
  • Forth. dreams are about to come to
  • 00:11:24.796 --> 00:11:26.164
  • Dreams are about to come to pass.
  • 00:11:26.231 --> 00:11:26.898
  • Pass. addictions, depression,
  • 00:11:26.965 --> 00:11:29.033
  • Addictions, depression, sicknesses are leaving.
  • 00:11:29.100 --> 00:11:30.702
  • Sicknesses are leaving. god is going to make things
  • 00:11:30.769 --> 00:11:32.303
  • God is going to make things happen that you couldn't make
  • 00:11:32.370 --> 00:11:33.872
  • Happen that you couldn't make happen.
  • 00:11:33.938 --> 00:11:34.506
  • Happen. you're going to know you came
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  • You're going to know you came in to your 21st day.
  • 00:11:36.141 --> 00:11:38.510
  • One time, i ordered some
  • 00:11:38.610 --> 00:11:39.778
  • One time, i ordered some custom running shoes online,
  • 00:11:39.844 --> 00:11:41.980
  • Custom running shoes online, and when i clicked to
  • 00:11:42.046 --> 00:11:43.448
  • And when i clicked to purchase, it said there was a
  • 00:11:43.515 --> 00:11:45.150
  • Purchase, it said there was a 4- to 6-week delivery time.
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  • In a couple of hours, i
  • 00:11:47.919 --> 00:11:49.387
  • In a couple of hours, i received an e-mail with a
  • 00:11:49.454 --> 00:11:51.222
  • Received an e-mail with a confirmation number, where i
  • 00:11:51.289 --> 00:11:53.124
  • Confirmation number, where i could track the order.
  • 00:11:53.191 --> 00:11:54.726
  • Could track the order. you could go on the company's
  • 00:11:54.793 --> 00:11:55.760
  • You could go on the company's website any time and find the
  • 00:11:55.827 --> 00:11:57.395
  • Website any time and find the status.
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  • Status. the first couple of weeks
  • 00:11:58.630 --> 00:11:59.831
  • The first couple of weeks when i tracked it, it said
  • 00:11:59.898 --> 00:12:01.833
  • When i tracked it, it said "in production."
  • 00:12:01.900 --> 00:12:03.234
  • "in production." the shoes were being made.
  • 00:12:03.301 --> 00:12:05.136
  • The shoes were being made. about a week later, i
  • 00:12:05.203 --> 00:12:06.471
  • About a week later, i received another e-mail that
  • 00:12:06.538 --> 00:12:08.139
  • Received another e-mail that said that they had been
  • 00:12:08.206 --> 00:12:09.040
  • Said that they had been shipped.
  • 00:12:09.107 --> 00:12:10.108
  • This time, when i went online
  • 00:12:10.208 --> 00:12:11.910
  • This time, when i went online to check the status, it said
  • 00:12:11.976 --> 00:12:14.078
  • To check the status, it said "in transit."
  • 00:12:14.145 --> 00:12:16.047
  • "in transit." i didn't know where the shoes
  • 00:12:16.114 --> 00:12:17.315
  • I didn't know where the shoes were.
  • 00:12:17.382 --> 00:12:18.283
  • Were. i didn't know when they were
  • 00:12:18.349 --> 00:12:19.350
  • I didn't know when they were going to be delivered.
  • 00:12:19.417 --> 00:12:20.685
  • Going to be delivered. all i knew is that they were
  • 00:12:20.752 --> 00:12:22.320
  • All i knew is that they were on the way.
  • 00:12:22.387 --> 00:12:23.888
  • On the way. i didn't worry about how they
  • 00:12:23.955 --> 00:12:25.924
  • Had been shipped, what route
  • 00:12:26.024 --> 00:12:28.159
  • Had been shipped, what route they had chosen.
  • 00:12:28.226 --> 00:12:29.761
  • They had chosen. the shoes could have been
  • 00:12:29.828 --> 00:12:30.862
  • The shoes could have been made overseas and put on a
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  • Made overseas and put on a plane to new york city, put
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  • Plane to new york city, put on a truck down here to
  • 00:12:35.166 --> 00:12:36.434
  • On a truck down here to houston, went to the main
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  • Houston, went to the main post office.
  • 00:12:37.836 --> 00:12:38.736
  • Post office. the routing didn't concern
  • 00:12:38.803 --> 00:12:40.138
  • The routing didn't concern me.
  • 00:12:40.205 --> 00:12:40.839
  • Me. why?
  • 00:12:40.905 --> 00:12:41.472
  • Why? i knew those shoes had my
  • 00:12:41.539 --> 00:12:43.041
  • I knew those shoes had my name on them.
  • 00:12:43.107 --> 00:12:44.275
  • Name on them. i had a confirmation number.
  • 00:12:44.342 --> 00:12:46.344
  • It was just a matter of time
  • 00:12:46.444 --> 00:12:47.679
  • It was just a matter of time before they were going to
  • 00:12:47.745 --> 00:12:48.513
  • Before they were going to show up.
  • 00:12:48.580 --> 00:12:50.315
  • Show up. in a couple of days there was
  • 00:12:50.381 --> 00:12:52.016
  • In a couple of days there was a knock on the door, and
  • 00:12:52.083 --> 00:12:53.384
  • A knock on the door, and there were the shoes.
  • 00:12:53.451 --> 00:12:55.153
  • There were the shoes. when god puts a promise in
  • 00:12:55.220 --> 00:12:56.888
  • When god puts a promise in your heart, you don't know
  • 00:12:56.955 --> 00:12:58.523
  • Your heart, you don't know how it's going to happen, you
  • 00:12:58.590 --> 00:13:00.425
  • How it's going to happen, you don't know what route god is
  • 00:13:00.491 --> 00:13:01.759
  • Don't know what route god is going to choose, you don't
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  • Going to choose, you don't know the exact time, but what
  • 00:13:03.294 --> 00:13:05.496
  • Know the exact time, but what you do know is you have a
  • 00:13:05.563 --> 00:13:07.799
  • You do know is you have a confirmation number, so to
  • 00:13:07.866 --> 00:13:09.801
  • Confirmation number, so to speak.
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  • Speak. you can find the promise in
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  • You can find the promise in the scripture.
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  • The scripture. "god, you said you would
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  • "god, you said you would restore health back unto me.
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  • Restore health back unto me. you said i would lend and not
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  • You said i would lend and not borrow.
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  • Borrow. you said my children will be
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  • You said my children will be mighty in the land.
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  • Mighty in the land. you said you'd give beauty
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  • You said you'd give beauty for these ashes."
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  • For these ashes." when you let the promise take
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  • When you let the promise take root, in effect, god put your
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  • Root, in effect, god put your name on it.
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  • Name on it. if you could check that
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  • If you could check that promise on your computer,
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  • Promise on your computer, what you would see is "in
  • 00:13:35.260 --> 00:13:36.761
  • What you would see is "in transit," "on the way."
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  • Transit," "on the way." now you don't have to worry
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  • Now you don't have to worry about how it's going to be
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  • About how it's going to be delivered, what route god is
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  • Delivered, what route god is going to use, when it's going
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  • Going to use, when it's going to happen.
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  • To happen. god knows how to get it to
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  • God knows how to get it to you.
  • 00:13:48.873 --> 00:13:49.474
  • You. what has your name on it is
  • 00:13:49.540 --> 00:13:51.075
  • What has your name on it is headed your way.
  • 00:13:51.142 --> 00:13:52.777
  • Headed your way. no disrespect to fedex or
  • 00:13:52.844 --> 00:13:55.647
  • No disrespect to fedex or ups, but they can make a
  • 00:13:55.713 --> 00:13:57.315
  • Ups, but they can make a mistake, but god doesn't make
  • 00:13:57.382 --> 00:13:59.717
  • Mistake, but god doesn't make any mistakes.
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  • Any mistakes. his delivery service is 100%
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  • His delivery service is 100% accurate, and it will be 100%
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  • Accurate, and it will be 100% on time.
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  • On time. if you will stay in faith, if
  • 00:14:10.461 --> 00:14:12.463
  • You will keep believing, what
  • 00:14:12.664 --> 00:14:14.399
  • You will keep believing, what belongs to you will come to
  • 00:14:14.465 --> 00:14:16.834
  • Belongs to you will come to you at the exact right time.
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  • You at the exact right time. some of the things you think
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  • Some of the things you think will never happen, it's been
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  • Will never happen, it's been too long, the situation has
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  • Too long, the situation has gotten too bad, if you could
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  • Gotten too bad, if you could check the promise on the
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  • Check the promise on the heavenly computer, you
  • 00:14:29.580 --> 00:14:31.149
  • Heavenly computer, you wouldn't see "canceled,"
  • 00:14:31.215 --> 00:14:33.551
  • Wouldn't see "canceled," "disregard," "too late."
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  • "disregard," "too late." you would see "on schedule,"
  • 00:14:35.620 --> 00:14:37.689
  • You would see "on schedule," "on time," "to be
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  • "on time," "to be delivered."
  • 00:14:39.057 --> 00:14:39.924
  • Delivered." it's not too late.
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  • It's not too late. you haven't made too many
  • 00:14:41.626 --> 00:14:42.593
  • You haven't made too many mistakes.
  • 00:14:42.660 --> 00:14:43.928
  • Mistakes. you haven't missed too many
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  • You haven't missed too many opportunities.
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  • Opportunities. god put the promise in your
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  • God put the promise in your heart.
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  • Heart. it has your name on it, and
  • 00:14:49.267 --> 00:14:51.235
  • It has your name on it, and god doesn't change his mind.
  • 00:14:51.302 --> 00:14:53.538
  • God doesn't change his mind. he's not moved by negative
  • 00:14:53.604 --> 00:14:55.006
  • He's not moved by negative circumstances, by how long
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  • Circumstances, by how long it's been, by who doesn't
  • 00:14:57.208 --> 00:14:58.710
  • It's been, by who doesn't like you.
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  • Like you. what has your name on it, god
  • 00:14:59.711 --> 00:15:01.913
  • What has your name on it, god is going to bring to you.
  • 00:15:01.980 --> 00:15:03.948
  • Is going to bring to you. the psalmist said god has
  • 00:15:04.015 --> 00:15:05.783
  • The psalmist said god has blessings stored up for the
  • 00:15:05.850 --> 00:15:08.019
  • Blessings stored up for the righteous.
  • 00:15:08.086 --> 00:15:09.320
  • Righteous. there is healing with your
  • 00:15:09.387 --> 00:15:10.621
  • There is healing with your name on it.
  • 00:15:10.688 --> 00:15:11.823
  • Name on it. there's a baby, a spouse with
  • 00:15:11.889 --> 00:15:13.524
  • There's a baby, a spouse with your name on them.
  • 00:15:13.591 --> 00:15:14.792
  • Your name on them. there is a business,
  • 00:15:14.859 --> 00:15:16.060
  • There is a business, abundance with your name on
  • 00:15:16.127 --> 00:15:17.996
  • Abundance with your name on it.
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  • It. here's the beauty: we didn't
  • 00:15:18.730 --> 00:15:20.365
  • Here's the beauty: we didn't have to pay for it.
  • 00:15:20.431 --> 00:15:21.966
  • Have to pay for it. god sent his son to pay the
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  • God sent his son to pay the price so that we could live
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  • Price so that we could live an abundant, faith-filled,
  • 00:15:26.004 --> 00:15:27.805
  • An abundant, faith-filled, victorious life.
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  • Victorious life. why don't you start believing
  • 00:15:30.141 --> 00:15:32.143
  • Why don't you start believing for what already belongs to
  • 00:15:32.210 --> 00:15:34.045
  • For what already belongs to you?
  • 00:15:34.112 --> 00:15:35.146
  • You? god has some 21st days for
  • 00:15:35.213 --> 00:15:37.915
  • God has some 21st days for you.
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  • You. not singular, plural.
  • 00:15:38.783 --> 00:15:40.418
  • Not singular, plural. god has blessings stored up
  • 00:15:40.485 --> 00:15:42.553
  • God has blessings stored up for the righteous.
  • 00:15:42.620 --> 00:15:44.022
  • For the righteous. when you're tempted to get
  • 00:15:44.088 --> 00:15:45.156
  • When you're tempted to get discouraged and give up on
  • 00:15:45.223 --> 00:15:46.958
  • Discouraged and give up on what you're believing for, go
  • 00:15:47.025 --> 00:15:48.726
  • What you're believing for, go get your confirmation number
  • 00:15:48.793 --> 00:15:50.128
  • Get your confirmation number out.
  • 00:15:50.194 --> 00:15:50.795
  • Out. find the promise.
  • 00:15:50.862 --> 00:15:52.830
  • "god, you said i can do all
  • 00:15:52.930 --> 00:15:54.665
  • "god, you said i can do all things through christ.
  • 00:15:54.732 --> 00:15:56.234
  • Things through christ. you said i am strong in the
  • 00:15:56.300 --> 00:15:57.702
  • You said i am strong in the lord, so, father, thank you
  • 00:15:57.769 --> 00:15:59.504
  • Lord, so, father, thank you that strength is in transit.
  • 00:15:59.570 --> 00:16:01.639
  • That strength is in transit. thank you that breakthroughs
  • 00:16:01.706 --> 00:16:02.840
  • Thank you that breakthroughs are in transit."
  • 00:16:02.907 --> 00:16:04.208
  • Are in transit." the reason you need your
  • 00:16:04.275 --> 00:16:05.710
  • The reason you need your confirmation number, the
  • 00:16:05.777 --> 00:16:07.578
  • Confirmation number, the reason you need the promise
  • 00:16:07.645 --> 00:16:09.547
  • Is god is not obligated to
  • 00:16:09.747 --> 00:16:11.716
  • Is god is not obligated to bring to pass what we say,
  • 00:16:11.783 --> 00:16:14.152
  • Bring to pass what we say, but he is obligated to bring
  • 00:16:14.218 --> 00:16:16.020
  • But he is obligated to bring to pass what he says when you
  • 00:16:16.087 --> 00:16:18.623
  • To pass what he says when you can say, "god, you said as
  • 00:16:18.689 --> 00:16:21.793
  • Can say, "god, you said as for me and my house, we will
  • 00:16:21.859 --> 00:16:23.561
  • For me and my house, we will serve the lord."
  • 00:16:23.628 --> 00:16:25.063
  • Serve the lord." you're believing for a child,
  • 00:16:25.129 --> 00:16:26.697
  • You're believing for a child, "god, you said in psalms you
  • 00:16:26.764 --> 00:16:28.633
  • "god, you said in psalms you would make me the happy
  • 00:16:28.699 --> 00:16:29.767
  • Would make me the happy mother of children."
  • 00:16:29.834 --> 00:16:31.602
  • Mother of children." when you remind god what he
  • 00:16:31.669 --> 00:16:33.271
  • When you remind god what he said, you're going to see
  • 00:16:33.337 --> 00:16:34.672
  • Said, you're going to see some 21st days.
  • 00:16:34.739 --> 00:16:35.907
  • Some 21st days. god is faithful to his word.
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  • God kept a promise to david
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  • God kept a promise to david hundreds of years after david
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  • Hundreds of years after david had died.
  • 00:16:44.348 --> 00:16:45.583
  • Had died. god could have thought, "he's
  • 00:16:45.650 --> 00:16:46.517
  • God could have thought, "he's gone.
  • 00:16:46.584 --> 00:16:47.151
  • Gone. he'll never know."
  • 00:16:47.218 --> 00:16:48.386
  • He'll never know." but god is so true to what he
  • 00:16:48.453 --> 00:16:50.521
  • But god is so true to what he said.
  • 00:16:50.588 --> 00:16:51.556
  • Said. three hundred and five years
  • 00:16:51.622 --> 00:16:53.057
  • Three hundred and five years after david had died, one of
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  • His relatives was on the
  • 00:16:55.293 --> 00:16:56.461
  • His relatives was on the throne, not making good
  • 00:16:56.527 --> 00:16:58.262
  • Throne, not making good decisions.
  • 00:16:58.329 --> 00:16:59.630
  • Decisions. god said, in effect, "i would
  • 00:16:59.697 --> 00:17:01.632
  • God said, in effect, "i would have taken away the throne,
  • 00:17:01.699 --> 00:17:03.468
  • Have taken away the throne, but for david's sake, i will
  • 00:17:03.534 --> 00:17:05.470
  • But for david's sake, i will not do it."
  • 00:17:05.536 --> 00:17:06.437
  • Not do it." that's how committed god is
  • 00:17:06.504 --> 00:17:08.272
  • That's how committed god is to what he promised.
  • 00:17:08.339 --> 00:17:10.041
  • To what he promised. imagine what happens when god
  • 00:17:10.108 --> 00:17:12.276
  • Imagine what happens when god hears you praying the
  • 00:17:12.343 --> 00:17:13.344
  • Hears you praying the promises, declaring the
  • 00:17:13.411 --> 00:17:15.113
  • Promises, declaring the promises, thanking him for
  • 00:17:15.179 --> 00:17:16.881
  • Promises, thanking him for the promises.
  • 00:17:16.948 --> 00:17:18.082
  • The promises. i can imagine that's when
  • 00:17:18.149 --> 00:17:19.684
  • I can imagine that's when heaven comes to attention.
  • 00:17:19.750 --> 00:17:21.719
  • Heaven comes to attention. that's when god says to
  • 00:17:21.786 --> 00:17:22.820
  • That's when god says to michael, "go down there and
  • 00:17:22.887 --> 00:17:24.555
  • Michael, "go down there and break through the forces of
  • 00:17:24.622 --> 00:17:25.990
  • Break through the forces of darkness.
  • 00:17:26.057 --> 00:17:26.791
  • Darkness. give them what they're
  • 00:17:26.858 --> 00:17:27.592
  • Give them what they're praying about.
  • 00:17:27.658 --> 00:17:28.426
  • Praying about. they believe i will do what i
  • 00:17:28.493 --> 00:17:30.561
  • They believe i will do what i promised."
  • 00:17:30.628 --> 00:17:31.863
  • Promised." there was a salesman going
  • 00:17:31.929 --> 00:17:33.231
  • There was a salesman going door to door selling vacuum
  • 00:17:33.297 --> 00:17:35.032
  • Door to door selling vacuum cleaners, and he came to a
  • 00:17:35.099 --> 00:17:36.834
  • Cleaners, and he came to a house, and a young man
  • 00:17:36.901 --> 00:17:38.202
  • House, and a young man answered the door.
  • 00:17:38.269 --> 00:17:39.670
  • Answered the door. the salesman went through his
  • 00:17:39.737 --> 00:17:40.905
  • The salesman went through his pitch.
  • 00:17:40.972 --> 00:17:41.806
  • Pitch. the young man said, "sir, i
  • 00:17:41.873 --> 00:17:43.474
  • The young man said, "sir, i don't need a vacuum cleaner.
  • 00:17:43.541 --> 00:17:45.209
  • Don't need a vacuum cleaner. i need a kidney.
  • 00:17:45.276 --> 00:17:46.577
  • I need a kidney. i'm waiting for a
  • 00:17:46.644 --> 00:17:47.345
  • I'm waiting for a transplant."
  • 00:17:47.411 --> 00:17:48.679
  • Transplant." there were 500 people in line
  • 00:17:48.746 --> 00:17:50.681
  • There were 500 people in line in front of him.
  • 00:17:50.748 --> 00:17:52.116
  • In front of him. the salesman said, "i
  • 00:17:52.183 --> 00:17:53.084
  • The salesman said, "i understand.
  • 00:17:53.151 --> 00:17:53.784
  • Understand. i'm sorry to have bothered
  • 00:17:53.851 --> 00:17:54.886
  • I'm sorry to have bothered you," and he turned to leave.
  • 00:17:54.952 --> 00:17:56.921
  • As he was walking away,
  • 00:17:57.021 --> 00:17:58.756
  • As he was walking away, something said to him so
  • 00:17:58.823 --> 00:18:00.258
  • Something said to him so strongly, "you need to give
  • 00:18:00.324 --> 00:18:02.326
  • Strongly, "you need to give that young man a kidney.
  • 00:18:02.393 --> 00:18:04.362
  • That young man a kidney. i sent you to this house for
  • 00:18:04.428 --> 00:18:05.897
  • I sent you to this house for a reason.
  • 00:18:05.963 --> 00:18:06.864
  • A reason. not to sell a vacuum, but to
  • 00:18:06.931 --> 00:18:08.833
  • Not to sell a vacuum, but to give him his health back."
  • 00:18:08.900 --> 00:18:11.235
  • Give him his health back." right there, standing in the
  • 00:18:11.302 --> 00:18:12.737
  • Right there, standing in the front lawn, he called his
  • 00:18:12.803 --> 00:18:13.871
  • Front lawn, he called his wife and asked what she
  • 00:18:13.938 --> 00:18:15.473
  • Wife and asked what she thought about him donating a
  • 00:18:15.540 --> 00:18:16.674
  • Thought about him donating a kidney.
  • 00:18:16.741 --> 00:18:17.341
  • Kidney. she was fine.
  • 00:18:17.408 --> 00:18:18.042
  • She was fine. he called his dad.
  • 00:18:18.109 --> 00:18:18.976
  • He called his dad. he was fine.
  • 00:18:19.043 --> 00:18:19.710
  • He was fine. ten minutes later went back
  • 00:18:19.777 --> 00:18:21.746
  • To the door.
  • 00:18:21.846 --> 00:18:22.580
  • To the door. told the young man, "let's go
  • 00:18:22.647 --> 00:18:23.948
  • Told the young man, "let's go see a doctor.
  • 00:18:24.015 --> 00:18:24.849
  • See a doctor. i want to give you a
  • 00:18:24.916 --> 00:18:25.783
  • I want to give you a kidney."
  • 00:18:25.850 --> 00:18:26.617
  • Kidney." it just so happened he was a
  • 00:18:26.684 --> 00:18:28.186
  • It just so happened he was a perfect match.
  • 00:18:28.252 --> 00:18:29.153
  • Perfect match. donated the kidney.
  • 00:18:29.220 --> 00:18:30.188
  • Donated the kidney. today both men healthy,
  • 00:18:30.254 --> 00:18:31.956
  • Today both men healthy, whole, strong.
  • 00:18:32.023 --> 00:18:33.057
  • What am i saying?
  • 00:18:33.157 --> 00:18:35.326
  • What am i saying? that young man may not have
  • 00:18:35.393 --> 00:18:38.663
  • That young man may not have realized there was a kidney
  • 00:18:38.729 --> 00:18:40.431
  • Realized there was a kidney with his name on it and it
  • 00:18:40.498 --> 00:18:41.999
  • With his name on it and it was already in transit.
  • 00:18:42.066 --> 00:18:43.968
  • Was already in transit. god knows what you need, and
  • 00:18:44.035 --> 00:18:46.037
  • God knows what you need, and he knows how to get it to
  • 00:18:46.103 --> 00:18:47.438
  • He knows how to get it to you.
  • 00:18:47.505 --> 00:18:48.239
  • You. you don't have to figure out
  • 00:18:48.306 --> 00:18:49.807
  • How god's going to do it.
  • 00:18:49.907 --> 00:18:51.209
  • How god's going to do it. the scripture says, "lean not
  • 00:18:51.275 --> 00:18:53.878
  • The scripture says, "lean not to your own understanding."
  • 00:18:53.945 --> 00:18:54.912
  • To your own understanding." if you try to figure it out,
  • 00:18:54.979 --> 00:18:57.315
  • If you try to figure it out, you're going to get confused.
  • 00:18:57.381 --> 00:18:59.183
  • You're going to get confused. when we were trying to buy
  • 00:18:59.250 --> 00:19:00.351
  • When we were trying to buy property to build a new
  • 00:19:00.418 --> 00:19:01.919
  • Property to build a new sanctuary, everything fell
  • 00:19:01.986 --> 00:19:03.754
  • Sanctuary, everything fell through.
  • 00:19:03.821 --> 00:19:04.555
  • Through. i was disappointed.
  • 00:19:04.622 --> 00:19:06.057
  • I was disappointed. i didn't see how it could
  • 00:19:06.123 --> 00:19:07.024
  • I didn't see how it could work out.
  • 00:19:07.091 --> 00:19:07.725
  • Work out. i thought we were stuck, but
  • 00:19:07.792 --> 00:19:09.260
  • I thought we were stuck, but i was thinking one way:
  • 00:19:09.327 --> 00:19:11.062
  • I was thinking one way: natural, ordinary.
  • 00:19:11.128 --> 00:19:13.164
  • Natural, ordinary. god was thinking
  • 00:19:13.231 --> 00:19:13.898
  • God was thinking supernatural, extraordinary.
  • 00:19:13.965 --> 00:19:16.801
  • What i couldn't see is the
  • 00:19:16.901 --> 00:19:18.836
  • What i couldn't see is the compaq center.
  • 00:19:18.903 --> 00:19:20.471
  • Compaq center. this place was in transit and
  • 00:19:20.538 --> 00:19:22.940
  • This place was in transit and it had our name on it.
  • 00:19:23.007 --> 00:19:24.609
  • It had our name on it. it was more than i could ever
  • 00:19:24.675 --> 00:19:25.843
  • It was more than i could ever ask or think.
  • 00:19:25.910 --> 00:19:27.445
  • Ask or think. what god brings you, it may
  • 00:19:27.511 --> 00:19:29.880
  • What god brings you, it may not be exactly what you
  • 00:19:29.947 --> 00:19:31.315
  • Not be exactly what you thought, the way you thought,
  • 00:19:31.382 --> 00:19:33.317
  • Thought, the way you thought, but i can tell you firsthand
  • 00:19:33.384 --> 00:19:35.119
  • But i can tell you firsthand what god has in store will be
  • 00:19:35.186 --> 00:19:37.355
  • Bigger, better, more
  • 00:19:37.455 --> 00:19:39.123
  • Bigger, better, more rewarding than you ever
  • 00:19:39.190 --> 00:19:40.591
  • Rewarding than you ever imagined.
  • 00:19:40.658 --> 00:19:41.259
  • Imagined. don't put god in a box.
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  • Don't put god in a box. you may not see how it can
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  • You may not see how it can happen.
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  • Happen. the medical report is not
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  • The medical report is not good.
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  • Good. you don't have the finances,
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  • You don't have the finances, the connections.
  • 00:19:50.434 --> 00:19:51.569
  • The connections. god has ways to do it that
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  • God has ways to do it that you've never thought of.
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  • You've never thought of. david used a slingshot to
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  • David used a slingshot to defeat goliath.
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  • Defeat goliath. he didn't have the training,
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  • He didn't have the training, the experience, the
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  • The experience, the equipment, but a slingshot
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  • Equipment, but a slingshot with the favor of god is more
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  • With the favor of god is more powerful than a whole army
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  • Powerful than a whole army without it.
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  • Without it. this young man probably never
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  • This young man probably never dreamed somebody would come
  • 00:20:12.657 --> 00:20:14.458
  • Dreamed somebody would come knocking on his door to give
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  • Knocking on his door to give him a kidney.
  • 00:20:16.661 --> 00:20:18.262
  • Him a kidney. if you knew all the things
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  • If you knew all the things that are in transit for you
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  • That are in transit for you right now, all the things
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  • Right now, all the things that not only have your name
  • 00:20:24.502 --> 00:20:25.836
  • That not only have your name on them, but they're already
  • 00:20:25.903 --> 00:20:27.738
  • On them, but they're already on the way, you wouldn't live
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  • On the way, you wouldn't live worried, wondering if it's
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  • Worried, wondering if it's going to happen, frustrated
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  • Going to happen, frustrated because you didn't get the
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  • Because you didn't get the promotion.
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  • Promotion. when it's your time, when you
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  • When it's your time, when you come into your 21st day, the
  • 00:20:37.848 --> 00:20:40.117
  • Come into your 21st day, the promotion will come to you,
  • 00:20:40.184 --> 00:20:42.153
  • Promotion will come to you, the kidney will come to you,
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  • The kidney will come to you, the compaq center will come
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  • The compaq center will come to you.
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  • To you. you single people, the
  • 00:20:46.190 --> 00:20:46.991
  • You single people, the husband, the wife, they'll
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  • Husband, the wife, they'll come to you.
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  • Come to you. quit worrying.
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  • Quit worrying. they're in transit, they're
  • 00:20:50.261 --> 00:20:51.796
  • They're in transit, they're right on schedule, and
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  • They're good looking.
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  • They're good looking. might as well throw that in.
  • 00:20:55.099 --> 00:20:56.233
  • Might as well throw that in. i can't find that in the
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  • I can't find that in the scripture, but i like it.
  • 00:20:59.036 --> 00:20:59.937
  • Scripture, but i like it. but while you're waiting for
  • 00:21:00.004 --> 00:21:03.107
  • But while you're waiting for the promises, while you're
  • 00:21:03.174 --> 00:21:04.442
  • The promises, while you're waiting for the 21st day, do
  • 00:21:04.508 --> 00:21:06.744
  • Waiting for the 21st day, do your part.
  • 00:21:06.811 --> 00:21:07.445
  • Your part. keep praying.
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  • Keep praying. keep believing.
  • 00:21:08.446 --> 00:21:09.080
  • Keep believing. keep expecting.
  • 00:21:09.146 --> 00:21:10.114
  • Keep expecting. too often we give up on what
  • 00:21:10.181 --> 00:21:12.049
  • Too often we give up on what we're believing for.
  • 00:21:12.116 --> 00:21:13.484
  • I read about an american
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  • I read about an american indian tribe that were known
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  • Indian tribe that were known for their rain dances.
  • 00:21:17.822 --> 00:21:19.457
  • For their rain dances. they had a reputation that
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  • They had a reputation that any time they danced, it
  • 00:21:21.425 --> 00:21:22.860
  • Any time they danced, it would rain.
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  • Would rain. when the surrounding
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  • When the surrounding community needed water, they
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  • Community needed water, they would call on this one
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  • Would call on this one particular tribe, and without
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  • Particular tribe, and without fail, it would rain.
  • 00:21:29.533 --> 00:21:31.035
  • Fail, it would rain. a community leader said to
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  • A community leader said to the indian chief, "how is it
  • 00:21:32.870 --> 00:21:35.272
  • The indian chief, "how is it that every time you dance, it
  • 00:21:35.339 --> 00:21:36.907
  • That every time you dance, it always rains?"
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  • Always rains?" the chief said, "it's very
  • 00:21:38.476 --> 00:21:39.577
  • The chief said, "it's very simple.
  • 00:21:39.643 --> 00:21:40.378
  • Simple. we dance until it rains."
  • 00:21:40.444 --> 00:21:43.714
  • We dance until it rains." if you're going to see
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  • If you're going to see everything god has in store
  • 00:21:44.648 --> 00:21:46.350
  • Everything god has in store for you, you have to pray
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  • Until it rains.
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  • Until it rains. believe until it rains.
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  • Believe until it rains. expect until it rains.
  • 00:21:51.188 --> 00:21:53.924
  • Expect until it rains. not begging god, "god, please
  • 00:21:53.991 --> 00:21:56.360
  • Not begging god, "god, please help me.
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  • Help me. god, please turn this
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  • God, please turn this around."
  • 00:21:58.295 --> 00:21:59.230
  • Around." turn your prayer into praise,
  • 00:21:59.296 --> 00:22:01.799
  • Turn your prayer into praise, "lord, thank you that you're
  • 00:22:01.866 --> 00:22:03.267
  • "lord, thank you that you're making a way where i don't
  • 00:22:03.334 --> 00:22:04.502
  • Making a way where i don't see a way.
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  • See a way. lord, thank you that you're
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  • Lord, thank you that you're bringing the right person.
  • 00:22:06.470 --> 00:22:07.905
  • Bringing the right person. lord, thank you that you're
  • 00:22:07.972 --> 00:22:08.873
  • Lord, thank you that you're increasing me so i can be a
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  • Increasing me so i can be a bigger blessing."
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  • Bigger blessing." praise, in the scripture,
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  • Praise, in the scripture, brought down the walls of
  • 00:22:14.145 --> 00:22:15.112
  • Brought down the walls of jericho.
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  • Jericho. praise opened prison doors of
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  • Praise opened prison doors of their own accord.
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  • Their own accord. years ago, people didn't use
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  • Years ago, people didn't use credit cards as much as they
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  • Credit cards as much as they do today, and when they
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  • Do today, and when they wanted to purchase something
  • 00:22:25.256 --> 00:22:26.457
  • Wanted to purchase something they couldn't afford, many
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  • They couldn't afford, many times they would put it on
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  • Times they would put it on layaway: a dishwasher, piece
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  • Layaway: a dishwasher, piece of furniture.
  • 00:22:32.029 --> 00:22:33.097
  • Of furniture. they would put something
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  • They would put something down, but unlike a credit
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  • Down, but unlike a credit card, the store would keep
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  • Card, the store would keep the item until it was paid
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  • The item until it was paid off.
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  • Off. so every week or so, they'd
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  • So every week or so, they'd pay a little bit more, a
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  • Pay a little bit more, a little bit more, week after
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  • Little bit more, week after week, month after month,
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  • Week, month after month, until it was paid off.
  • 00:22:46.177 --> 00:22:48.112
  • In the same way, prayer is
  • 00:22:48.212 --> 00:22:50.514
  • In the same way, prayer is not a one-time payment.
  • 00:22:50.581 --> 00:22:52.550
  • Not a one-time payment. "god, i prayed for 2 minutes.
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  • "god, i prayed for 2 minutes. i told you what i needed."
  • 00:22:54.652 --> 00:22:56.086
  • I told you what i needed." no, if you're serious about
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  • No, if you're serious about what you're believing for,
  • 00:22:57.688 --> 00:22:59.390
  • What you're believing for, you have to pay it down, so
  • 00:22:59.457 --> 00:23:01.125
  • You have to pay it down, so to speak.
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  • To speak. you have to show god that
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  • You have to show god that you're not going to give up
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  • You're not going to give up because it's not happening on
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  • Because it's not happening on your timetable.
  • 00:23:06.764 --> 00:23:07.598
  • Your timetable. you're not going to get
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  • You're not going to get discouraged because you don't
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  • Discouraged because you don't see anything changing.
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  • See anything changing. you just keep paying it down.
  • 00:23:12.269 --> 00:23:14.205
  • You just keep paying it down. a better way to put it is
  • 00:23:14.271 --> 00:23:15.506
  • A better way to put it is praising it down.
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  • Praising it down. every time you thank god,
  • 00:23:17.508 --> 00:23:19.343
  • You're getting closer.
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  • You're getting closer. driving to work in the
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  • Driving to work in the morning, "lord, thank you
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  • Morning, "lord, thank you that you're restoring health
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  • That you're restoring health back unto me."
  • 00:23:24.949 --> 00:23:25.716
  • Back unto me." you just made a payment.
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  • You just made a payment. at the office, under your
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  • Breath, "father, thank you
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  • Breath, "father, thank you that you're fighting my
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  • That you're fighting my battles."
  • 00:23:30.821 --> 00:23:31.388
  • Battles." another payment.
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  • Another payment. at home cooking dinner,
  • 00:23:32.790 --> 00:23:33.791
  • At home cooking dinner, "lord, thank you that i'm
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  • "lord, thank you that i'm getting better, stronger,
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  • Getting better, stronger, healthier."
  • 00:23:36.494 --> 00:23:37.127
  • Healthier." you keep that up, and before
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  • You keep that up, and before long you'll pay it off.
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  • Long you'll pay it off. this is what abraham did.
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  • This is what abraham did. he waited 20 years to have
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  • He waited 20 years to have the child that god promised
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  • The child that god promised him.
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  • Him. the scripture says abraham
  • 00:23:47.271 --> 00:23:49.240
  • Grew strong in faith giving
  • 00:23:49.340 --> 00:23:51.809
  • Grew strong in faith giving praise to god.
  • 00:23:51.876 --> 00:23:53.577
  • Praise to god. how did he wait 20 years?
  • 00:23:53.644 --> 00:23:55.446
  • How did he wait 20 years? complaining, "god, why is it
  • 00:23:55.513 --> 00:23:57.047
  • Complaining, "god, why is it taking so long"?
  • 00:23:57.114 --> 00:23:57.982
  • Taking so long"? no, he kept thanking god,
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  • "lord, thank you that my baby
  • 00:24:00.618 --> 00:24:01.752
  • "lord, thank you that my baby is on the way.
  • 00:24:01.819 --> 00:24:02.953
  • Is on the way. thank you that you're
  • 00:24:03.020 --> 00:24:03.587
  • Thank you that you're faithful to what you
  • 00:24:03.654 --> 00:24:04.555
  • Faithful to what you promised."
  • 00:24:04.622 --> 00:24:05.289
  • Promised." he paid it down and paid it
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  • He paid it down and paid it down.
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  • Down. finally, little isaac showed
  • 00:24:07.458 --> 00:24:08.859
  • Finally, little isaac showed up, the promised child.
  • 00:24:08.926 --> 00:24:11.262
  • Up, the promised child. like abraham, many of you
  • 00:24:11.328 --> 00:24:13.230
  • Like abraham, many of you have done this.
  • 00:24:13.297 --> 00:24:14.665
  • Have done this. you're constantly thanking
  • 00:24:14.732 --> 00:24:16.033
  • You're constantly thanking god.
  • 00:24:16.100 --> 00:24:17.001
  • God. you live with faith and
  • 00:24:17.067 --> 00:24:18.435
  • You live with faith and expectancy.
  • 00:24:18.502 --> 00:24:19.870
  • Expectancy. god is saying to you today
  • 00:24:19.937 --> 00:24:22.006
  • God is saying to you today you are close to seeing that
  • 00:24:22.072 --> 00:24:23.874
  • You are close to seeing that promise.
  • 00:24:23.941 --> 00:24:24.875
  • Promise. the angel is about to break
  • 00:24:24.942 --> 00:24:26.577
  • The angel is about to break through with the answer.
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  • Through with the answer. don't stop praising.
  • 00:24:28.412 --> 00:24:30.047
  • Don't stop praising. don't stop believing.
  • 00:24:30.114 --> 00:24:31.749
  • Don't stop believing. what god put in your heart is
  • 00:24:31.815 --> 00:24:33.918
  • What god put in your heart is in transit.
  • 00:24:33.984 --> 00:24:35.352
  • In transit. it's headed your direction.
  • 00:24:35.419 --> 00:24:37.121
  • It's headed your direction. it's just a matter of time
  • 00:24:37.187 --> 00:24:38.756
  • It's just a matter of time before it shows up.
  • 00:24:38.822 --> 00:24:40.357
  • Before it shows up. if you'll do this, i believe
  • 00:24:40.424 --> 00:24:42.426
  • If you'll do this, i believe and declare, like daniel,
  • 00:24:42.493 --> 00:24:44.461
  • You're going to come in to
  • 00:24:44.562 --> 00:24:46.030
  • You're going to come in to your 21st day.
  • 00:24:46.096 --> 00:24:47.631
  • Your 21st day. you're going to see your
  • 00:24:47.698 --> 00:24:48.365
  • You're going to see your healing, your promotion.
  • 00:24:48.432 --> 00:24:50.467
  • Healing, your promotion. god is going to open doors no
  • 00:24:50.534 --> 00:24:52.436
  • God is going to open doors no man can shut and take you to
  • 00:24:52.503 --> 00:24:54.405
  • Man can shut and take you to the fullness of your destiny.
  • 00:24:54.471 --> 00:24:56.473
  • The fullness of your destiny. in jesus' name.
  • 00:24:56.540 --> 00:24:58.075
  • In jesus' name. if you receive it, can you
  • 00:24:58.142 --> 00:24:59.376
  • If you receive it, can you say amen today?
  • 00:24:59.443 --> 00:25:01.478
  • Say amen today? i'd like to give you an
  • 00:25:01.545 --> 00:25:02.980
  • I'd like to give you an opportunity to make jesus the
  • 00:25:03.047 --> 00:25:04.949
  • Opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life.
  • 00:25:05.015 --> 00:25:06.517
  • Lord of your life. would you pray with me?
  • 00:25:06.584 --> 00:25:07.952
  • Would you pray with me? just say, lord jesus, i
  • 00:25:08.018 --> 00:25:10.921
  • Just say, lord jesus, i repent of my sins.
  • 00:25:10.988 --> 00:25:13.424
  • Repent of my sins. come into my heart.
  • 00:25:13.490 --> 00:25:15.726
  • Come into my heart. i make you my lord
  • 00:25:15.793 --> 00:25:16.794
  • I make you my lord and savior.
  • 00:25:16.860 --> 00:25:18.963
  • And savior. if you prayed that
  • 00:25:19.029 --> 00:25:19.797
  • If you prayed that simple prayer, we believe
  • 00:25:19.863 --> 00:25:21.098
  • Simple prayer, we believe you got born again.
  • 00:25:21.165 --> 00:25:22.866
  • You got born again. get in a good bible-based
  • 00:25:22.933 --> 00:25:24.201
  • Get in a good bible-based church and keep god
  • 00:25:24.268 --> 00:25:25.803
  • Church and keep god first place.
  • 00:25:25.869 --> 00:25:27.071
  • First place. victoria and i will be right
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  • Victoria and i will be right back to speak a blessing
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  • Back to speak a blessing over you.
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  • .
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  • . > anncr: as a thank you for
  • 00:25:31.141 --> 00:25:31.875
  • > anncr: as a thank you for your support of our ministry,
  • 00:25:31.942 --> 00:25:33.510
  • Your support of our ministry, joel and victoria would like
  • 00:25:33.577 --> 00:25:34.678
  • Joel and victoria would like to send you a copy of joel's
  • 00:25:34.745 --> 00:25:36.180
  • To send you a copy of joel's new book, "your greater is
  • 00:25:36.246 --> 00:25:38.349
  • New book, "your greater is coming".
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  • Coming". > joel: fire, certainly not
  • 00:25:39.016 --> 00:25:40.784
  • > joel: fire, certainly not the experience anyone wants
  • 00:25:40.851 --> 00:25:42.586
  • The experience anyone wants yet god can actually use
  • 00:25:42.653 --> 00:25:44.655
  • Yet god can actually use fire to expand, grow, and
  • 00:25:44.722 --> 00:25:47.124
  • Fire to expand, grow, and enlarge our lives. taking
  • 00:25:47.191 --> 00:25:48.926
  • Enlarge our lives. taking us to heights that we've
  • 00:25:48.993 --> 00:25:49.960
  • Us to heights that we've never dreamed.
  • 00:25:50.027 --> 00:25:51.495
  • Never dreamed. these magnificent sequoia
  • 00:25:51.562 --> 00:25:52.997
  • These magnificent sequoia trees, the largest in the
  • 00:25:53.063 --> 00:25:54.598
  • Trees, the largest in the world are actually given
  • 00:25:54.665 --> 00:25:56.333
  • World are actually given life by fire. these cones
  • 00:25:56.400 --> 00:25:58.702
  • Life by fire. these cones remain in the tree,
  • 00:25:58.769 --> 00:25:59.770
  • 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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  • In my new book, i'll unlock some of these
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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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  • A heartache, a fire. even now, god is setting
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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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  • 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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