You Can Handle It

October 20, 2022 | 291 | 27:29

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Joel Osteen | You Can Handle It | October 20, 2022
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  • (applause) well, god bless you. it's
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  • (applause) well, god bless you. it's always a joy to come into your
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  • Well, god bless you. it's always a joy to come into your homes.
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  • Always a joy to come into your homes. if you're ever in our area
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  • Homes. if you're ever in our area please stop by and be a part of
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  • If you're ever in our area please stop by and be a part of one of our services. i promise
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  • Please stop by and be a part of one of our services. i promise you we'll make you feel right
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  • One of our services. i promise you we'll make you feel right at home. but thanks so much for
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  • You we'll make you feel right at home. but thanks so much for tuning in.
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  • At home. but thanks so much for tuning in. thank you again for coming out
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  • Tuning in. thank you again for coming out today.
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  • Thank you again for coming out today. i like to start with something
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  • Today. i like to start with something funny. i heard about this man.
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  • I like to start with something funny. i heard about this man. he was walking up to a country
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  • Funny. i heard about this man. he was walking up to a country store. there was a little boy
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  • He was walking up to a country store. there was a little boy sitting on the front porch with
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  • Store. there was a little boy sitting on the front porch with a huge dog next to him. the man
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  • Sitting on the front porch with a huge dog next to him. the man said, "son, does your dog
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  • A huge dog next to him. the man said, "son, does your dog bite?" he said, "no, sir. my
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  • Said, "son, does your dog bite?" he said, "no, sir. my dog doesn't bite."
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  • Bite?" he said, "no, sir. my dog doesn't bite." he reached down to pet him and
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  • Dog doesn't bite." he reached down to pet him and the dog took about half of his
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  • He reached down to pet him and the dog took about half of his arm off. he pulled it back and
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  • The dog took about half of his arm off. he pulled it back and said, "son, i thought you said
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  • Arm off. he pulled it back and said, "son, i thought you said your dog doesn't bite?"
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  • Said, "son, i thought you said your dog doesn't bite?" the little boy said, "that's not
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  • Your dog doesn't bite?" the little boy said, "that's not my dog." (laughter)
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  • The little boy said, "that's not my dog." (laughter) hold up your bible. say it like
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  • My dog." (laughter) hold up your bible. say it like you mean it.
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  • Hold up your bible. say it like you mean it. this is my bible.
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  • You mean it. this is my bible. i am what it says i am.
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  • This is my bible. i am what it says i am. i have what it says i have.
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  • I am what it says i am. i have what it says i have. i can do what it says i can do.
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  • I have what it says i have. i can do what it says i can do. today i will be taught the word
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  • I can do what it says i can do. today i will be taught the word of god.
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  • Today i will be taught the word of god. i boldly confess:
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  • Of god. i boldly confess: my mind is alert.
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  • I boldly confess: my mind is alert. my heart is receptive.
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  • My mind is alert. my heart is receptive. i will never be the same.
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  • My heart is receptive. i will never be the same. in jesus' name.
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  • I will never be the same. in jesus' name. god bless you.
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  • In jesus' name. god bless you. i want to talk to you today
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  • God bless you. i want to talk to you today about you can handle it.
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  • I want to talk to you today about you can handle it. nothing that comes your way in
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  • About you can handle it. nothing that comes your way in life is too much for you. god
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  • Nothing that comes your way in life is too much for you. god promised he will never let us
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  • Life is too much for you. god promised he will never let us face more than we can bear.
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  • Promised he will never let us face more than we can bear. we all go through challenges,
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  • Face more than we can bear. we all go through challenges, disappointments, unfair
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  • We all go through challenges, disappointments, unfair situations. it's easy to let it
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  • Disappointments, unfair situations. it's easy to let it overwhelm us to where we think,
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  • Situations. it's easy to let it overwhelm us to where we think, "this is too much. i can't deal
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  • Overwhelm us to where we think, "this is too much. i can't deal with this illness. i can't
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  • "this is too much. i can't deal with this illness. i can't handle this difficult child."
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  • With this illness. i can't handle this difficult child." or, "i can't take this traffic.
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  • Handle this difficult child." or, "i can't take this traffic. it's driving me crazy. this
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  • Or, "i can't take this traffic. it's driving me crazy. this relationship issue, it's going
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  • It's driving me crazy. this relationship issue, it's going to be the end of me."
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  • Relationship issue, it's going to be the end of me." no, god would not have allowed
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  • To be the end of me." no, god would not have allowed it if you couldn't handle it.
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  • No, god would not have allowed it if you couldn't handle it. but as long as you're telling
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  • It if you couldn't handle it. but as long as you're telling yourself it's too much then
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  • But as long as you're telling yourself it's too much then you'll talk yourself out of it.
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  • Yourself it's too much then you'll talk yourself out of it. you've got to get in agreement
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  • You'll talk yourself out of it. you've got to get in agreement with god. you are not weak. you
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  • You've got to get in agreement with god. you are not weak. you are full of can do power.
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  • With god. you are not weak. you are full of can do power. the same spirit that raised
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  • Are full of can do power. the same spirit that raised christ from the dead lives on
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  • The same spirit that raised christ from the dead lives on the inside of you. all through
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  • Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you. all through the day, whether you're stuck
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  • The inside of you. all through the day, whether you're stuck in traffic or facing a major
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  • The day, whether you're stuck in traffic or facing a major disappointment, your attitude
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  • In traffic or facing a major disappointment, your attitude should be, "i can handle it.
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  • Disappointment, your attitude should be, "i can handle it. i can handle this grouchy boss.
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  • Should be, "i can handle it. i can handle this grouchy boss. i can handle this difficult
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  • I can handle this grouchy boss. i can handle this difficult child. i can handle these
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  • I can handle this difficult child. i can handle these people talking about me. i can
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  • Child. i can handle these people talking about me. i can handle the texans not winning."
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  • People talking about me. i can handle the texans not winning." (laughter)
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  • Handle the texans not winning." (laughter) you can't have a weak defeated
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  • (laughter) you can't have a weak defeated mentality. you've got to have a
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  • You can't have a weak defeated mentality. you've got to have a warrior mentality. (applause)
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  • Mentality. you've got to have a warrior mentality. (applause) this is what joseph did. he was
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  • Warrior mentality. (applause) this is what joseph did. he was betrayed by his brothers,
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  • This is what joseph did. he was betrayed by his brothers, thrown into a pit, spent years
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  • Betrayed by his brothers, thrown into a pit, spent years in prison for something that he
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  • Thrown into a pit, spent years in prison for something that he didn't do. but he didn't get
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  • In prison for something that he didn't do. but he didn't get depressed. he didn't start
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  • Didn't do. but he didn't get depressed. he didn't start complaining. his attitude was,
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  • Depressed. he didn't start complaining. his attitude was, "i can handle it. god is still
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  • Complaining. his attitude was, "i can handle it. god is still on the throne. he wouldn't have
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  • "i can handle it. god is still on the throne. he wouldn't have allowed it unless he had a
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  • On the throne. he wouldn't have allowed it unless he had a purpose for it so i'm going to
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  • Allowed it unless he had a purpose for it so i'm going to stay in faith and keep being my
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  • Purpose for it so i'm going to stay in faith and keep being my best."
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  • Stay in faith and keep being my best." in the end, he was made second
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  • Best." in the end, he was made second in charge over all of egypt.
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  • In the end, he was made second in charge over all of egypt. listen, no person can keep you
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  • In charge over all of egypt. listen, no person can keep you from your destiny, no bad break,
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  • Listen, no person can keep you from your destiny, no bad break, no disappointment; no sickness.
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  • From your destiny, no bad break, no disappointment; no sickness. my mother was diagnosed with
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  • No disappointment; no sickness. my mother was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in 1981,
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  • My mother was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in 1981, given a few weeks to live. she
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  • Terminal liver cancer in 1981, given a few weeks to live. she could have fallen apart and
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  • Given a few weeks to live. she could have fallen apart and thought, "god, it's not fair.
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  • Could have fallen apart and thought, "god, it's not fair. i've served you all these years.
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  • Thought, "god, it's not fair. i've served you all these years. i don't understand it." no, her
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  • I've served you all these years. i don't understand it." no, her attitude was, "i can handle it.
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  • I don't understand it." no, her attitude was, "i can handle it. i'm not a victim. i'm a victor.
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  • Attitude was, "i can handle it. i'm not a victim. i'm a victor. nothing can snatch me out of
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  • I'm not a victim. i'm a victor. nothing can snatch me out of god's hands." (applause)
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  • Nothing can snatch me out of god's hands." (applause) this week you know we're
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  • God's hands." (applause) this week you know we're celebrating her 80th birthday.
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  • This week you know we're celebrating her 80th birthday. still strong and healthy, full
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  • Celebrating her 80th birthday. still strong and healthy, full of joy, full of peace.
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  • Still strong and healthy, full of joy, full of peace. (applause)
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  • Of joy, full of peace. (applause) my father, back in the 1950's,
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  • (applause) my father, back in the 1950's, he was the pastor of a large
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  • My father, back in the 1950's, he was the pastor of a large denominational church. his
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  • He was the pastor of a large denominational church. his future looked very bright. they
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  • Denominational church. his future looked very bright. they had just built a beautiful new
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  • Future looked very bright. they had just built a beautiful new sanctuary. but through a series
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  • Had just built a beautiful new sanctuary. but through a series of events my dad had to leave
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  • Sanctuary. but through a series of events my dad had to leave that church. it was a major
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  • Of events my dad had to leave that church. it was a major setback. a big disappointment.
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  • That church. it was a major setback. a big disappointment. he had given years of his life
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  • Setback. a big disappointment. he had given years of his life there. but daddy didn't sit
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  • He had given years of his life there. but daddy didn't sit around nursing his wounds.
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  • There. but daddy didn't sit around nursing his wounds. his attitude was, "i can handle
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  • Around nursing his wounds. his attitude was, "i can handle it. i know when one door closes
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  • His attitude was, "i can handle it. i know when one door closes god always opens up another
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  • It. i know when one door closes god always opens up another door."
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  • God always opens up another door." he and my mother went out and
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  • Door." he and my mother went out and launched lakewood church and
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  • He and my mother went out and launched lakewood church and here we are today still going
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  • Launched lakewood church and here we are today still going strong. (applause)
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  • Here we are today still going strong. (applause) paul put it this way.
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  • Strong. (applause) paul put it this way. philippians 4:13, "i have
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  • Paul put it this way. philippians 4:13, "i have strength for all things through
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  • Philippians 4:13, "i have strength for all things through christ who empowers me."
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  • Strength for all things through christ who empowers me." listen to his declaration.
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  • Christ who empowers me." listen to his declaration. "i am ready for anything.
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  • Listen to his declaration. "i am ready for anything. i am equal to anything through
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  • "i am ready for anything. i am equal to anything through him who infuses strength into
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  • I am equal to anything through him who infuses strength into me."
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  • Him who infuses strength into me." i like that. i'm ready for and
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  • Me." i like that. i'm ready for and equal to anything. he was
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  • I like that. i'm ready for and equal to anything. he was saying, "the enemy may hit me
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  • Equal to anything. he was saying, "the enemy may hit me with his best shot but it won't
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  • Saying, "the enemy may hit me with his best shot but it won't stop me. i'm more than a
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  • With his best shot but it won't stop me. i'm more than a conqueror." (applause)
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  • Stop me. i'm more than a conqueror." (applause) paul knew what he was talking
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  • Conqueror." (applause) paul knew what he was talking about. he had been shipwrecked,
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  • Paul knew what he was talking about. he had been shipwrecked, spent the night on an open sea,
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  • About. he had been shipwrecked, spent the night on an open sea, gone days without food. he was
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  • Spent the night on an open sea, gone days without food. he was falsely accused, beaten with
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  • Gone days without food. he was falsely accused, beaten with rods, thrown into prison.
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  • Falsely accused, beaten with rods, thrown into prison. if anyone had a right, at least
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  • Rods, thrown into prison. if anyone had a right, at least in the natural to be negative,
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  • If anyone had a right, at least in the natural to be negative, bitter, complain, it would have
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  • In the natural to be negative, bitter, complain, it would have been paul. but he understood
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  • Bitter, complain, it would have been paul. but he understood this principle. his attitude
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  • Been paul. but he understood this principle. his attitude was, "i can handle it. i am
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  • This principle. his attitude was, "i can handle it. i am ready for and equal to it. why?
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  • Was, "i can handle it. i am ready for and equal to it. why? because almighty god, the
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  • Ready for and equal to it. why? because almighty god, the creator of the universe, has
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  • Because almighty god, the creator of the universe, has infused me with strength.
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  • Creator of the universe, has infused me with strength. he has equipped me, empowered
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  • Infused me with strength. he has equipped me, empowered me, anointed me, crowned me with
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  • He has equipped me, empowered me, anointed me, crowned me with favor, put royal blood in my
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  • Me, anointed me, crowned me with favor, put royal blood in my veins, called me to reign in
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  • Favor, put royal blood in my veins, called me to reign in life as a king."
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  • Veins, called me to reign in life as a king." in difficult times, like paul,
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  • Life as a king." in difficult times, like paul, you've got to talk to yourself
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  • In difficult times, like paul, you've got to talk to yourself the right way. if you don't
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  • You've got to talk to yourself the right way. if you don't talk to yourself, your thoughts
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  • The right way. if you don't talk to yourself, your thoughts will talk to you. they will
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  • Talk to yourself, your thoughts will talk to you. they will tell you, "it's too much. it's
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  • Will talk to you. they will tell you, "it's too much. it's never going to change. it's not
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  • Tell you, "it's too much. it's never going to change. it's not fair. if god loved you he would
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  • Never going to change. it's not fair. if god loved you he would have never let this happen."
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  • Fair. if god loved you he would have never let this happen." no, the scripture says, "rain
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  • Have never let this happen." no, the scripture says, "rain falls on the just and the
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  • No, the scripture says, "rain falls on the just and the unjust."
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  • Falls on the just and the unjust." just because we're a person of
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  • Unjust." just because we're a person of faith, that doesn't exempt us
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  • Just because we're a person of faith, that doesn't exempt us from difficulties.
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  • Faith, that doesn't exempt us from difficulties. jesus told a parable about this
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  • From difficulties. jesus told a parable about this where one person built their
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  • Jesus told a parable about this where one person built their house on a rock. they honored
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  • Where one person built their house on a rock. they honored god. another person built their
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  • House on a rock. they honored god. another person built their house on the sand. they didn't.
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  • God. another person built their house on the sand. they didn't. what's interesting is the same
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  • House on the sand. they didn't. what's interesting is the same storm came to both people.
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  • What's interesting is the same storm came to both people. the wind, the rain, fell on both
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  • Storm came to both people. the wind, the rain, fell on both houses.
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  • The wind, the rain, fell on both houses. the difference is when you honor
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  • Houses. the difference is when you honor god the storm may come but when
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  • The difference is when you honor god the storm may come but when it's all said and done you will
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  • God the storm may come but when it's all said and done you will still be standing.
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  • It's all said and done you will still be standing. the other house built on the
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  • Still be standing. the other house built on the sand was washed away.
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  • The other house built on the sand was washed away. the enemy may hit you with his
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  • Sand was washed away. the enemy may hit you with his best shot but because your house
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  • The enemy may hit you with his best shot but because your house is built on the rock his best
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  • Best shot but because your house is built on the rock his best will never be enough.
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  • Is built on the rock his best will never be enough. when the storm is over you will
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  • Will never be enough. when the storm is over you will not only come through it but
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  • When the storm is over you will not only come through it but you'll come out stronger,
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  • Not only come through it but you'll come out stronger, increased, promoted, better than
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  • You'll come out stronger, increased, promoted, better than you were before. (applause)
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  • Increased, promoted, better than you were before. (applause) now you've got to do like paul.
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  • You were before. (applause) now you've got to do like paul. shake off a victim mentality and
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  • Now you've got to do like paul. shake off a victim mentality and have a victor mentality.
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  • Shake off a victim mentality and have a victor mentality. you're not a weakling. you're
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  • Have a victor mentality. you're not a weakling. you're not lacking.
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  • You're not a weakling. you're not lacking. the most powerful force in the
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  • Not lacking. the most powerful force in the universe is breathing in your
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  • The most powerful force in the universe is breathing in your direction.
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  • Universe is breathing in your direction. every morning you need to remind
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  • Direction. every morning you need to remind yourself, "i am ready for and
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  • Every morning you need to remind yourself, "i am ready for and equal to anything that comes my
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  • Yourself, "i am ready for and equal to anything that comes my way. i am full of can do
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  • Equal to anything that comes my way. i am full of can do power."
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  • Way. i am full of can do power." listen, that sickness is no
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  • Power." listen, that sickness is no match for you. that
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  • Listen, that sickness is no match for you. that relationship issue is not going
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  • Match for you. that relationship issue is not going to keep you from your destiny.
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  • Relationship issue is not going to keep you from your destiny. the loss of that loved one did
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  • To keep you from your destiny. the loss of that loved one did not stop god's plan for your
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  • The loss of that loved one did not stop god's plan for your life. don't let it overwhelm
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  • Not stop god's plan for your life. don't let it overwhelm you. you can handle it. you've
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  • Life. don't let it overwhelm you. you can handle it. you've been armed with strength. when
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  • You. you can handle it. you've been armed with strength. when you have this warrior
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  • Been armed with strength. when you have this warrior mentality, this attitude of
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  • You have this warrior mentality, this attitude of faith, knowing that you've been
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  • Mentality, this attitude of faith, knowing that you've been equipped and empowered, then all
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  • Faith, knowing that you've been equipped and empowered, then all the forces of darkness cannot
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  • Equipped and empowered, then all the forces of darkness cannot stop you.
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  • The forces of darkness cannot stop you. isaiah said, "take hold of his
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  • Stop you. isaiah said, "take hold of his strength."
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  • Isaiah said, "take hold of his strength." when you make this declaration,
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  • Strength." when you make this declaration, "i can handle it," that's not
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  • When you make this declaration, "i can handle it," that's not just being positive. you're
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  • "i can handle it," that's not just being positive. you're talking hold of strength. when
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  • Just being positive. you're talking hold of strength. when you say it you're getting
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  • Talking hold of strength. when you say it you're getting stronger. that's why the
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  • You say it you're getting stronger. that's why the scripture says, "let the weak
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  • Stronger. that's why the scripture says, "let the weak say, 'i am strong.'"
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  • Scripture says, "let the weak say, 'i am strong.'" if you're always talking about
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  • Say, 'i am strong.'" if you're always talking about the problem, "i can't stand
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  • If you're always talking about the problem, "i can't stand this job." "this professor is
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  • The problem, "i can't stand this job." "this professor is so difficult. i'll never pass
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  • This job." "this professor is so difficult. i'll never pass his course."
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  • So difficult. i'll never pass his course." "my loved one didn't make it.
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  • His course." "my loved one didn't make it. i don't know what i'm going to
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  • "my loved one didn't make it. i don't know what i'm going to do."
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  • I don't know what i'm going to do." all that's doing is draining
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  • Do." all that's doing is draining you. when you talk defeat
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  • All that's doing is draining you. when you talk defeat strength is leaving. energy is
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  • You. when you talk defeat strength is leaving. energy is leaving. creativity is leaving.
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  • Strength is leaving. energy is leaving. creativity is leaving. quit letting those things
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  • Leaving. creativity is leaving. quit letting those things overwhelm you.
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  • Quit letting those things overwhelm you. you are not a victim. you are a
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  • Overwhelm you. you are not a victim. you are a victor. if it came your way you
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  • You are not a victim. you are a victor. if it came your way you can handle it. you are ready
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  • Victor. if it came your way you can handle it. you are ready for it and equal to it.
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  • Can handle it. you are ready for it and equal to it. if you will stay in agreement
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  • For it and equal to it. if you will stay in agreement with god, he will take what is
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  • If you will stay in agreement with god, he will take what is meant for your harm and he will
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  • With god, he will take what is meant for your harm and he will use it to your advantage.
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  • Meant for your harm and he will use it to your advantage. that difficulty won't defeat
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  • Use it to your advantage. that difficulty won't defeat you. it will promote you.
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  • That difficulty won't defeat you. it will promote you. i read about this businessman.
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  • You. it will promote you. i read about this businessman. he had worked for a large home
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  • I read about this businessman. he had worked for a large home improvement company for over 30
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  • He had worked for a large home improvement company for over 30 years. they had retail stores
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  • Improvement company for over 30 years. they had retail stores all over the country.
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  • Years. they had retail stores all over the country. he had helped build it from
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  • All over the country. he had helped build it from the ground up.
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  • He had helped build it from the ground up. but one day they had this
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  • The ground up. but one day they had this corporate restructuring.
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  • But one day they had this corporate restructuring. they decided that they no longer
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  • Corporate restructuring. they decided that they no longer needed him.
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  • They decided that they no longer needed him. of course, he was disappointed.
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  • Needed him. of course, he was disappointed. it didn't seem fair.
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  • Of course, he was disappointed. it didn't seem fair. but instead of sitting around
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  • It didn't seem fair. but instead of sitting around nursing his wounds, thinking
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  • But instead of sitting around nursing his wounds, thinking about what he lost, he had the
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  • Nursing his wounds, thinking about what he lost, he had the attitude, "i can handle it.
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  • About what he lost, he had the attitude, "i can handle it. this is not going to defeat me.
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  • Attitude, "i can handle it. this is not going to defeat me. it's going to promote me."
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  • This is not going to defeat me. it's going to promote me." in difficult times you have to
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  • It's going to promote me." in difficult times you have to remind yourself that that is not
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  • In difficult times you have to remind yourself that that is not a surprise to god. god is not
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  • Remind yourself that that is not a surprise to god. god is not up in the heavens scratching
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  • A surprise to god. god is not up in the heavens scratching his head, saying, "oh, man.
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  • Up in the heavens scratching his head, saying, "oh, man. he got laid off. that messed
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  • His head, saying, "oh, man. he got laid off. that messed everything up."
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  • He got laid off. that messed everything up." "oh, she got diagnosed with
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  • Everything up." "oh, she got diagnosed with cancer."
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  • "oh, she got diagnosed with cancer." "joseph got thrown into a pit."
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  • Cancer." "joseph got thrown into a pit." "joel lost his father. now what
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  • "joseph got thrown into a pit." "joel lost his father. now what am i going to do?"
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  • "joel lost his father. now what am i going to do?" no, god knows the end from the
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  • Am i going to do?" no, god knows the end from the beginning. he has already
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  • No, god knows the end from the beginning. he has already written every day of your life
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  • Beginning. he has already written every day of your life in his book. the good news is
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  • Written every day of your life in his book. the good news is if you will stay in faith, your
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  • In his book. the good news is if you will stay in faith, your book ends in victory.
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  • If you will stay in faith, your book ends in victory. (applause)
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  • Book ends in victory. (applause) this executive, instead of
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  • (applause) this executive, instead of looking for another job, he got
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  • This executive, instead of looking for another job, he got a couple of his friends and they
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  • Looking for another job, he got a couple of his friends and they started their own company.
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  • A couple of his friends and they started their own company. they called it the home depot.
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  • Started their own company. they called it the home depot. it's become one of the largest
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  • They called it the home depot. it's become one of the largest most successful home improvement
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  • It's become one of the largest most successful home improvement stores in the world. what am i
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  • Most successful home improvement stores in the world. what am i saying? that difficulty is not
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  • Stores in the world. what am i saying? that difficulty is not meant to defeat you. it's meant
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  • Saying? that difficulty is not meant to defeat you. it's meant to promote you. a setback is
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  • Meant to defeat you. it's meant to promote you. a setback is simply a setup for a greater
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  • To promote you. a setback is simply a setup for a greater comeback. (applause)
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  • Simply a setup for a greater comeback. (applause) "well, joel. it's so hard and i
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  • Comeback. (applause) "well, joel. it's so hard and i don't understand it. it doesn't
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  • "well, joel. it's so hard and i don't understand it. it doesn't seem fair."
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  • Don't understand it. it doesn't seem fair." you're talking yourself into
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  • Seem fair." you're talking yourself into defeat. if it came your way you
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  • You're talking yourself into defeat. if it came your way you can handle it. start talking to
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  • Defeat. if it came your way you can handle it. start talking to yourself a new way.
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  • Can handle it. start talking to yourself a new way. "i'm well able. i'm equipped.
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  • Yourself a new way. "i'm well able. i'm equipped. i'm empowered. i'm ready for
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  • "i'm well able. i'm equipped. i'm empowered. i'm ready for anything."
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  • I'm empowered. i'm ready for anything." too often the mistake we make is
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  • Anything." too often the mistake we make is we're constantly telling
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  • Too often the mistake we make is we're constantly telling ourselves, "it's not fair. it's
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  • We're constantly telling ourselves, "it's not fair. it's not right. when they change,
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  • Ourselves, "it's not fair. it's not right. when they change, when it improves, then i'll
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  • Not right. when they change, when it improves, then i'll have a better attitude."
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  • When it improves, then i'll have a better attitude." no, you've got to make the first
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  • Have a better attitude." no, you've got to make the first move. you do your part and god
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  • No, you've got to make the first move. you do your part and god will do his part. quit worrying
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  • Move. you do your part and god will do his part. quit worrying about god changing another
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  • Will do his part. quit worrying about god changing another person and first allow god to
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  • About god changing another person and first allow god to change you. (applause)
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  • Person and first allow god to change you. (applause) is there something you're
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  • Change you. (applause) is there something you're letting overwhelm you?
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  • Is there something you're letting overwhelm you? you think it's too much.
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  • Letting overwhelm you? you think it's too much. why don't you get up every
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  • You think it's too much. why don't you get up every morning and make this simple
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  • Why don't you get up every morning and make this simple declaration, "god, i want to
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  • Morning and make this simple declaration, "god, i want to thank you that i can handle
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  • Declaration, "god, i want to thank you that i can handle anything that comes my way
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  • Thank you that i can handle anything that comes my way today. i can handle a difficult
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  • Anything that comes my way today. i can handle a difficult boss. i can handle getting
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  • Today. i can handle a difficult boss. i can handle getting stuck in traffic. i can handle
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  • Boss. i can handle getting stuck in traffic. i can handle my plans not working out. lord,
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  • Stuck in traffic. i can handle my plans not working out. lord, thank you that i'll have a good
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  • My plans not working out. lord, thank you that i'll have a good attitude wherever i am."
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  • Thank you that i'll have a good attitude wherever i am." you have to decide before you
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  • Attitude wherever i am." you have to decide before you leave the house that nothing
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  • You have to decide before you leave the house that nothing that comes your way is going to
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  • Leave the house that nothing that comes your way is going to upset you. decide ahead of
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  • That comes your way is going to upset you. decide ahead of time.
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  • Upset you. decide ahead of time. a friend of mine was going to
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  • Have her family over for dinner
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  • Have her family over for dinner on christmas eve and then they
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  • Have her family over for dinner on christmas eve and then they were going to her in-laws for a
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  • On christmas eve and then they were going to her in-laws for a christmas day lunch. she was in
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  • Were going to her in-laws for a christmas day lunch. she was in charge of bringing desserts for
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  • Christmas day lunch. she was in charge of bringing desserts for both parties. she is a very
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  • Charge of bringing desserts for both parties. she is a very organized, very detailed
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  • Both parties. she is a very organized, very detailed person. a couple of weeks
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  • Organized, very detailed person. a couple of weeks before christmas she called her
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  • Favorite bakery where she had
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  • Favorite bakery where she had ordered desserts many times
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  • Favorite bakery where she had ordered desserts many times before and she ordered seven
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  • Ordered desserts many times before and she ordered seven pies: two pecan, two pumpkin and
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  • Before and she ordered seven pies: two pecan, two pumpkin and three lemon meringue. she had
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  • Pies: two pecan, two pumpkin and three lemon meringue. she had to work christmas eve on the
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  • Three lemon meringue. she had to work christmas eve on the morning but in the afternoon
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  • To work christmas eve on the morning but in the afternoon she was going to drive with her
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  • Morning but in the afternoon she was going to drive with her mother to the bakery and pick up
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  • The pies. but that day a pick up
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  • The pies. but that day a pick up snowstorm unexpectedly came in.
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  • The pies. but that day a pick up snowstorm unexpectedly came in. the roads were very difficult to
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  • Snowstorm unexpectedly came in. the roads were very difficult to travel. the whole city was
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  • The roads were very difficult to travel. the whole city was frozen over. she and her mom
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  • Travel. the whole city was frozen over. she and her mom braved the bad weather.
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  • Frozen over. she and her mom braved the bad weather. they finally made it to the
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  • Braved the bad weather. they finally made it to the bakery just before they closed
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  • They finally made it to the bakery just before they closed on christmas eve.
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  • Bakery just before they closed on christmas eve. she walked up to the counter,
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  • On christmas eve. she walked up to the counter, gave the young man her receipt
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  • She walked up to the counter, gave the young man her receipt and said, "i'm here to pick up
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  • Gave the young man her receipt and said, "i'm here to pick up my seven pies."
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  • And said, "i'm here to pick up my seven pies." he said, "i'm sorry, ma'am.
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  • My seven pies." he said, "i'm sorry, ma'am. we don't have any more pies."
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  • He said, "i'm sorry, ma'am. we don't have any more pies." she said, "that's impossible.
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  • We don't have any more pies." she said, "that's impossible. i've ordered these two weeks
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  • She said, "that's impossible. i've ordered these two weeks ago. i've got to have these
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  • I've ordered these two weeks ago. i've got to have these pies for my christmas dinners."
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  • Ago. i've got to have these pies for my christmas dinners." he said again, "i'm sorry. the
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  • Weather was so bad we didn't
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  • Weather was so bad we didn't think anybody else would come
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  • Weather was so bad we didn't think anybody else would come in so we've sold all the pies."
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  • Think anybody else would come in so we've sold all the pies." she was very upset. she started
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  • In so we've sold all the pies." she was very upset. she started telling her mother how wrong
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  • She was very upset. she started telling her mother how wrong that was and how she was going
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  • Telling her mother how wrong that was and how she was going to call the owner, how that was
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  • That was and how she was going to call the owner, how that was ruining her christmas, on and
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  • To call the owner, how that was ruining her christmas, on and on. another customer had come
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  • Ruining her christmas, on and on. another customer had come in. she overheard everything
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  • On. another customer had come in. she overheard everything that was going on. this lady
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  • In. she overheard everything that was going on. this lady walked up to my friend with a
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  • That was going on. this lady walked up to my friend with a big smile and said, "hey, it's
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  • Walked up to my friend with a big smile and said, "hey, it's christmas. why are you so
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  • Big smile and said, "hey, it's christmas. why are you so upset? i'm going to pray that
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  • Christmas. why are you so upset? i'm going to pray that you find your desserts."
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  • Upset? i'm going to pray that you find your desserts." my friend rolled her eyes and
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  • You find your desserts." my friend rolled her eyes and thought, "lady, i don't need
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  • My friend rolled her eyes and thought, "lady, i don't need prayer. i need pies."
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  • Thought, "lady, i don't need prayer. i need pies." (laughter)
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  • Prayer. i need pies." (laughter) she thanked her for praying and
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  • (laughter) she thanked her for praying and got back in the car. her mother
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  • She thanked her for praying and got back in the car. her mother said, "why don't we call this
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  • Got back in the car. her mother said, "why don't we call this other bakery?" it was across
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  • Said, "why don't we call this other bakery?" it was across town. the daughter said, "oh,
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  • Other bakery?" it was across town. the daughter said, "oh, mom. we'll never get across
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  • Town. the daughter said, "oh, mom. we'll never get across town in this bad weather.
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  • Mom. we'll never get across town in this bad weather. plus, they're not going to have
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  • Town in this bad weather. plus, they're not going to have any pies left late on christmas
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  • Plus, they're not going to have any pies left late on christmas eve."
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  • Any pies left late on christmas eve." she finally talked her daughter
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  • Eve." she finally talked her daughter into calling. she called the
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  • She finally talked her daughter into calling. she called the bakery, asked if they had any
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  • Into calling. she called the bakery, asked if they had any pies and the lady said, "let me
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  • Bakery, asked if they had any pies and the lady said, "let me check."
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  • Pies and the lady said, "let me check." she came back on the line and
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  • Check." she came back on the line and said, "all we have left are
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  • She came back on the line and said, "all we have left are seven pies: two pecan, two
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  • Said, "all we have left are seven pies: two pecan, two pumpkin, three lemon meringue."
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  • Seven pies: two pecan, two pumpkin, three lemon meringue." (applause)
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  • Pumpkin, three lemon meringue." (applause) friends, god is in complete
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  • (applause) friends, god is in complete control. you don't have to get
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  • Friends, god is in complete control. you don't have to get upset when things don't go your
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  • Control. you don't have to get upset when things don't go your way. you have the power to
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  • Upset when things don't go your way. you have the power to remain calm. you can handle any
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  • Way. you have the power to remain calm. you can handle any situation. quit letting little
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  • Remain calm. you can handle any situation. quit letting little things steal your joy.
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  • Situation. quit letting little things steal your joy. every day is gift from god.
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  • Things steal your joy. every day is gift from god. life is too short to live it
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  • Every day is gift from god. life is too short to live it negative, offended, bitter,
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  • Life is too short to live it negative, offended, bitter, discouraged.
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  • Negative, offended, bitter, discouraged. start passing the tests.
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  • Discouraged. start passing the tests. start believing that god is
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  • Start passing the tests. start believing that god is directing your steps.
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  • Start believing that god is directing your steps. believe that he is in control of
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  • Directing your steps. believe that he is in control of your life. believe that he has
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  • Believe that he is in control of your life. believe that he has solutions to problems that you
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  • Your life. believe that he has solutions to problems that you haven't even had. if you will
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  • Solutions to problems that you haven't even had. if you will stay calm and stay in faith god
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  • Haven't even had. if you will stay calm and stay in faith god promised that all things will
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  • Stay calm and stay in faith god promised that all things will work out for your good.
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  • Promised that all things will work out for your good. well, you say, "joel, i was in
  • 00:14:38.667 --> 00:14:39.768
  • Work out for your good. well, you say, "joel, i was in that same type situation but it
  • 00:14:39.835 --> 00:14:41.403
  • Well, you say, "joel, i was in that same type situation but it didn't have a good end. they
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  • That same type situation but it didn't have a good end. they didn't have any pies left."
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  • Didn't have a good end. they didn't have any pies left." well, maybe god is trying to
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  • Didn't have any pies left." well, maybe god is trying to help you lose some weight. you
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  • Well, maybe god is trying to help you lose some weight. you can handle it. (laughter)
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  • Help you lose some weight. you can handle it. (laughter) i read something interesting
  • 00:14:50.713 --> 00:14:51.880
  • Iabout a spider. we've all seen
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  • Iabout a spider. we've all seen how a spider spins a web in
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  • Iabout a spider. we've all seen how a spider spins a web in order to catch another insect.
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  • How a spider spins a web in order to catch another insect. that web is filled with a sticky
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  • Order to catch another insect. that web is filled with a sticky substance so when another insect
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  • That web is filled with a sticky substance so when another insect comes in contact with it, it not
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  • Substance so when another insect comes in contact with it, it not only gets tangled in the web but
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  • It actually gets stuck.
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  • It actually gets stuck. have you ever thought about if
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  • It actually gets stuck. have you ever thought about if the web is so sticky how can the
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  • Have you ever thought about if the web is so sticky how can the spider that's spinning the web
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  • The web is so sticky how can the spider that's spinning the web walk across it and not get
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  • Spider that's spinning the web walk across it and not get stuck?
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  • Walk across it and not get stuck? it seems like he would get
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  • Stuck? it seems like he would get trapped in his own web.
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  • It seems like he would get trapped in his own web. but the way god made the spider
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  • Trapped in his own web. but the way god made the spider is its body releases a special
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  • But the way god made the spider is its body releases a special oil that flows down to the legs.
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  • Is its body releases a special oil that flows down to the legs. that way it can just slide
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  • Oil that flows down to the legs. that way it can just slide across the web. you could say
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  • That way it can just slide across the web. you could say the spider doesn't get stuck
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  • Across the web. you could say the spider doesn't get stuck because of the anointing that's
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  • The spider doesn't get stuck because of the anointing that's on its life.
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  • Because of the anointing that's on its life. in the same way god has put an
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  • On its life. in the same way god has put an anointing on your life. it's
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  • In the same way god has put an anointing on your life. it's like oil that causes things not
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  • Anointing on your life. it's like oil that causes things not to stick. (applause)
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  • Like oil that causes things not to stick. (applause) when you walk in your
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  • To stick. (applause) when you walk in your anointing, knowing that you can
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  • When you walk in your anointing, knowing that you can handle anything that comes your
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  • Anointing, knowing that you can handle anything that comes your way, then things that should
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  • Handle anything that comes your way, then things that should bring you down won't be able to.
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  • Way, then things that should bring you down won't be able to. you get laid off. it wasn't
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  • Bring you down won't be able to. you get laid off. it wasn't fair. you should be
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  • You get laid off. it wasn't fair. you should be discouraged. you should be
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  • Fair. you should be discouraged. you should be upset but you stay in faith and
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  • Discouraged. you should be upset but you stay in faith and you end up with a better job.
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  • Upset but you stay in faith and you end up with a better job. a relationship comes to an end.
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  • You end up with a better job. a relationship comes to an end. you should be bitter, should be
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  • A relationship comes to an end. you should be bitter, should be discouraged, but you keep moving
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  • You should be bitter, should be discouraged, but you keep moving forward and god opens up a new
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  • Discouraged, but you keep moving forward and god opens up a new door.
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  • Forward and god opens up a new door. at the office, people are
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  • Door. at the office, people are playing politics, talking behind
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  • At the office, people are playing politics, talking behind your back. you should try to
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  • Playing politics, talking behind your back. you should try to get even. you should try to pay
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  • Your back. you should try to get even. you should try to pay them back but because of this
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  • Get even. you should try to pay them back but because of this anointing it just slides right
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  • Them back but because of this anointing it just slides right off of you.
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  • Anointing it just slides right off of you. many of you can say like me,
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  • Off of you. many of you can say like me, "how did i make it through the
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  • Many of you can say like me, "how did i make it through the loss of my father?"
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  • "how did i make it through the loss of my father?" how did you make it through that
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  • Loss of my father?" how did you make it through that slow season at work?
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  • How did you make it through that slow season at work? how did you make it through that
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  • Slow season at work? how did you make it through that illness, that breakup?
  • 00:16:40.789 --> 00:16:42.458
  • How did you make it through that illness, that breakup? it's because of the anointing
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  • Illness, that breakup? it's because of the anointing god put on your life. he gave
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  • It's because of the anointing god put on your life. he gave you strength when you didn't
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  • God put on your life. he gave you strength when you didn't think you could go on. he gave
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  • You strength when you didn't think you could go on. he gave you joy when you should have
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  • Think you could go on. he gave you joy when you should have been discouraged. he made a way
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  • You joy when you should have been discouraged. he made a way when it looked impossible.
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  • Been discouraged. he made a way when it looked impossible. now we can all say with david,
  • 00:16:56.138 --> 00:16:57.239
  • When it looked impossible. now we can all say with david, "where would we be without the
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  • Now we can all say with david, "where would we be without the goodness of god?" bottom line;
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  • "where would we be without the goodness of god?" bottom line; god has infused strength into
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  • Goodness of god?" bottom line; god has infused strength into you. he has equipped you and
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  • God has infused strength into you. he has equipped you and empowered you.
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  • You. he has equipped you and empowered you. you are ready for and equal to
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  • Empowered you. you are ready for and equal to anything that comes your way.
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  • You are ready for and equal to anything that comes your way. now when you face difficulties,
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  • Anything that comes your way. now when you face difficulties, remind yourself, "i am anointed
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  • Now when you face difficulties, remind yourself, "i am anointed for this. i'm not going to fall
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  • Remind yourself, "i am anointed for this. i'm not going to fall apart. i'm not going to start
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  • For this. i'm not going to fall apart. i'm not going to start complaining. i can handle it.
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  • Apart. i'm not going to start complaining. i can handle it. i know god is still on the
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  • Complaining. i can handle it. i know god is still on the throne. he is fighting my
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  • I know god is still on the throne. he is fighting my battles and if god be for me
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  • Throne. he is fighting my battles and if god be for me who dare be against me?"
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  • Battles and if god be for me who dare be against me?" (applause)
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  • Who dare be against me?" (applause) another friend of mine, he's
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  • (applause) another friend of mine, he's had cancer three times.
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  • Another friend of mine, he's had cancer three times. i've never once heard him
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  • Had cancer three times. i've never once heard him complain. i've never seen him
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  • I've never once heard him complain. i've never seen him depressed. we used to play
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  • Complain. i've never seen him depressed. we used to play basketball together. nobody
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  • Depressed. we used to play basketball together. nobody even knew anything was wrong.
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  • Basketball together. nobody even knew anything was wrong. he doesn't have a weak,
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  • Even knew anything was wrong. he doesn't have a weak, defeated, poor old me mentality.
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  • He doesn't have a weak, defeated, poor old me mentality. he's got a warrior mentality.
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  • Defeated, poor old me mentality. he's got a warrior mentality. he knows he can handle it.
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  • He's got a warrior mentality. he knows he can handle it. he's anointed for it.
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  • He knows he can handle it. he's anointed for it. a couple of years ago the cancer
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  • He's anointed for it. a couple of years ago the cancer came back for the third time.
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  • A couple of years ago the cancer came back for the third time. the doctors told him they were
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  • Came back for the third time. the doctors told him they were going to harvest his white blood
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  • The doctors told him they were going to harvest his white blood cells before he took chemo; then
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  • Going to harvest his white blood cells before he took chemo; then they could use them to help
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  • Cells before he took chemo; then they could use them to help restore his immune system after
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  • They could use them to help restore his immune system after the treatment. he asked the
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  • Restore his immune system after the treatment. he asked the doctors how many of these cells
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  • The treatment. he asked the doctors how many of these cells they needed. they gave him a
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  • Doctors how many of these cells they needed. they gave him a number. he said, "doctors, i'm
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  • They needed. they gave him a number. he said, "doctors, i'm going to give you twice what
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  • Number. he said, "doctors, i'm going to give you twice what you need."
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  • Going to give you twice what you need." for the next couple of months
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  • You need." for the next couple of months all through the day he would go
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  • For the next couple of months all through the day he would go around saying, "father, thank
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  • All through the day he would go around saying, "father, thank you that my white blood cells
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  • Around saying, "father, thank you that my white blood cells are multiplying, they're getting
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  • You that my white blood cells are multiplying, they're getting stronger, increasing. they will
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  • Are multiplying, they're getting stronger, increasing. they will do exactly what you have
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  • Stronger, increasing. they will do exactly what you have created them to do."
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  • Do exactly what you have created them to do." what was he doing? talking to
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  • Created them to do." what was he doing? talking to himself. taking hold of that
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  • What was he doing? talking to himself. taking hold of that strength. went back to the
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  • Himself. taking hold of that strength. went back to the doctors. they said, "you're a
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  • Strength. went back to the doctors. they said, "you're a man of your word. you've given
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  • Doctors. they said, "you're a man of your word. you've given us four times the amount that
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  • Man of your word. you've given us four times the amount that we were hoping for."
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  • Us four times the amount that we were hoping for." he took that treatment and today
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  • We were hoping for." he took that treatment and today he is totally cancer free,
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  • He took that treatment and today he is totally cancer free, healthy and strong. (applause)
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  • He is totally cancer free, healthy and strong. (applause) but philippians 1:28 says, "do
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  • Healthy and strong. (applause) but philippians 1:28 says, "do not be intimidated by your
  • 00:18:50.285 --> 00:18:52.721
  • But philippians 1:28 says, "do not be intimidated by your enemies."
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  • Not be intimidated by your enemies." don't be intimidated by that
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  • Enemies." don't be intimidated by that cancer. it's no match for you.
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  • Don't be intimidated by that cancer. it's no match for you. sickness cannot keep you from
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  • Cancer. it's no match for you. sickness cannot keep you from your destiny. god has you in
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  • Sickness cannot keep you from your destiny. god has you in the palm of his hand. nothing
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  • Your destiny. god has you in the palm of his hand. nothing can snatch you away. if it's
  • 00:19:05.734 --> 00:19:07.569
  • The palm of his hand. nothing can snatch you away. if it's not your time to go you're not
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  • Can snatch you away. if it's not your time to go you're not going to go. don't be
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  • Not your time to go you're not going to go. don't be intimidated by that financial
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  • Going to go. don't be intimidated by that financial problem. don't be intimidated
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  • Intimidated by that financial problem. don't be intimidated by what somebody said about
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  • Problem. don't be intimidated by what somebody said about you. there is an anointing on
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  • By what somebody said about you. there is an anointing on your life that seals you,
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  • You. there is an anointing on your life that seals you, protects you, enables you,
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  • Your life that seals you, protects you, enables you, empowers you. god has infused
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  • Protects you, enables you, empowers you. god has infused you with strength. the
  • 00:19:24.586 --> 00:19:26.521
  • Empowers you. god has infused you with strength. the scripture calls it "can do
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  • You with strength. the scripture calls it "can do power."
  • 00:19:27.956 --> 00:19:29.691
  • Scripture calls it "can do power." i was at the beach one time when
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  • Power." i was at the beach one time when our children were much smaller.
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  • I was at the beach one time when our children were much smaller. alexandra was maybe three years
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  • Our children were much smaller. alexandra was maybe three years old and jonathan about six.
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  • Alexandra was maybe three years old and jonathan about six. we were having a good time,
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  • Old and jonathan about six. we were having a good time, playing in the sand, making
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  • We were having a good time, playing in the sand, making castles, when this little yellow
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  • Playing in the sand, making castles, when this little yellow bumblebee came and landed right
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  • Castles, when this little yellow bumblebee came and landed right beside alexandra. she took off
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  • Bumblebee came and landed right beside alexandra. she took off running afraid. i simply
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  • Beside alexandra. she took off running afraid. i simply swatted the bee out of the way.
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  • Running afraid. i simply swatted the bee out of the way. we went back to playing. about
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  • Swatted the bee out of the way. we went back to playing. about 30 seconds later that bumblebee
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  • We went back to playing. about 30 seconds later that bumblebee was right back flying all
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  • 30 seconds later that bumblebee was right back flying all around. my kids started
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  • Was right back flying all around. my kids started screaming, "daddy! get him! get
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  • Around. my kids started screaming, "daddy! get him! get him!" i got my towel and i
  • 00:20:00.589 --> 00:20:02.090
  • Screaming, "daddy! get him! get him!" i got my towel and i knocked him down to the sand.
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  • Him!" i got my towel and i knocked him down to the sand. i thought, "i'll show him who's
  • 00:20:04.760 --> 00:20:05.594
  • Knocked him down to the sand. i thought, "i'll show him who's boss." (laughter)
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  • I thought, "i'll show him who's boss." (laughter) about a minute later there he
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  • Boss." (laughter) about a minute later there he was again buzzing all around,
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  • About a minute later there he was again buzzing all around, flying by our head. this time i
  • 00:20:10.832 --> 00:20:12.601
  • Was again buzzing all around, flying by our head. this time i got my towel. i not only
  • 00:20:12.668 --> 00:20:14.770
  • Flying by our head. this time i got my towel. i not only knocked him down to the sand
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  • Got my towel. i not only knocked him down to the sand but i got my tennis shoe and i
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  • Knocked him down to the sand but i got my tennis shoe and i squashed him in the sand as
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  • But i got my tennis shoe and i squashed him in the sand as hard as i possibly could. i was
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  • Squashed him in the sand as hard as i possibly could. i was tired of dealing with him. we
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  • Hard as i possibly could. i was tired of dealing with him. we went back to playing. a couple
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  • Tired of dealing with him. we went back to playing. a couple of minutes later i looked over
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  • Went back to playing. a couple of minutes later i looked over just to make sure he was still
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  • Of minutes later i looked over just to make sure he was still dead. i couldn't believe it.
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  • Just to make sure he was still dead. i couldn't believe it. i saw one wing start to move.
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  • Dead. i couldn't believe it. i saw one wing start to move. (laughter) i saw this other
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  • I saw one wing start to move. (laughter) i saw this other wing come up out of the sand. i
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  • (laughter) i saw this other wing come up out of the sand. i thought, "this is the bumblebee
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  • Wing come up out of the sand. i thought, "this is the bumblebee from hell." (laughter)
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  • Thought, "this is the bumblebee from hell." (laughter) he started walking across the
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  • From hell." (laughter) he started walking across the sand like he was dazed. i was
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  • He started walking across the sand like he was dazed. i was amazed not only that he was
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  • Sand like he was dazed. i was amazed not only that he was alive but that he could get
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  • Amazed not only that he was alive but that he could get back up again. about that time
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  • Alive but that he could get back up again. about that time he started flying off away from
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  • Back up again. about that time he started flying off away from me. just when i thought he had
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  • He started flying off away from me. just when i thought he had learned his lesson, "don't mess
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  • Me. just when i thought he had learned his lesson, "don't mess with me," he turned around and
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  • Learned his lesson, "don't mess with me," he turned around and came right back and buzzed by my
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  • With me," he turned around and came right back and buzzed by my head like three or four times.
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  • Came right back and buzzed by my head like three or four times. i had to dodge to get out of the
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  • Head like three or four times. i had to dodge to get out of the way. it was just like he was
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  • I had to dodge to get out of the way. it was just like he was saying, "ha, ha, ha! you
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  • Way. it was just like he was saying, "ha, ha, ha! you couldn't kill me." alexandra
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  • Saying, "ha, ha, ha! you couldn't kill me." alexandra said, "daddy, kill him for good
  • 00:21:10.258 --> 00:21:11.393
  • Couldn't kill me." alexandra said, "daddy, kill him for good this time." (laughter)
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  • Said, "daddy, kill him for good this time." (laughter) i said, "no, alexandra. this
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  • This time." (laughter) i said, "no, alexandra. this bumblebee deserves to live. i'm
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  • I said, "no, alexandra. this bumblebee deserves to live. i'm a thousand times bigger than
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  • Bumblebee deserves to live. i'm a thousand times bigger than him and i still couldn't keep
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  • A thousand times bigger than him and i still couldn't keep him down."
  • 00:21:21.269 --> 00:21:23.004
  • Him and i still couldn't keep him down." that's the way you need to see
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  • Him down." that's the way you need to see yourself. no matter how big
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  • That's the way you need to see yourself. no matter how big that enemy looks. (applause)
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  • Yourself. no matter how big that enemy looks. (applause) no matter how powerful it may
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  • That enemy looks. (applause) no matter how powerful it may seem. there is a force in you
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  • No matter how powerful it may seem. there is a force in you that is more powerful than any
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  • Seem. there is a force in you that is more powerful than any opposition. greater is he that
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  • That is more powerful than any opposition. greater is he that is in you than anything that
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  • Opposition. greater is he that is in you than anything that comes against you. if you will
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  • Is in you than anything that comes against you. if you will just be like that bumblebee,
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  • Comes against you. if you will just be like that bumblebee, refuse to give up, refuse to
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  • Just be like that bumblebee, refuse to give up, refuse to fall into self-pity, refuse to
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  • Refuse to give up, refuse to fall into self-pity, refuse to let it overwhelm you. instead,
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  • Fall into self-pity, refuse to let it overwhelm you. instead, have this attitude, "i'm ready
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  • Let it overwhelm you. instead, have this attitude, "i'm ready for and equal to anything that
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  • Have this attitude, "i'm ready for and equal to anything that comes my way. i've been
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  • For and equal to anything that comes my way. i've been anointed with can do power.
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  • Comes my way. i've been anointed with can do power. i am armed with strength for
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  • Anointed with can do power. i am armed with strength for this battle."
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  • I am armed with strength for this battle." when you have this warrior
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  • This battle." when you have this warrior mentality, this "i can handle
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  • When you have this warrior mentality, this "i can handle it" attitude, all the forces of
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  • Mentality, this "i can handle it" attitude, all the forces of darkness cannot keep you from
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  • It" attitude, all the forces of darkness cannot keep you from your destiny. but some of you,
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  • Darkness cannot keep you from your destiny. but some of you, you've already decided, "joel,
  • 00:22:13.355 --> 00:22:14.723
  • Your destiny. but some of you, you've already decided, "joel, i can't handle this sickness
  • 00:22:14.790 --> 00:22:16.258
  • You've already decided, "joel, i can't handle this sickness anymore. i can't handle this
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  • I can't handle this sickness anymore. i can't handle this problem at work. i can't handle
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  • Anymore. i can't handle this problem at work. i can't handle taking care of my elderly
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  • Problem at work. i can't handle taking care of my elderly parents and my family too."
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  • Taking care of my elderly parents and my family too." no, quit telling yourself it's
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  • Parents and my family too." no, quit telling yourself it's too much. those negative,
  • 00:22:26.935 --> 00:22:28.937
  • No, quit telling yourself it's too much. those negative, defeated thoughts are draining
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  • Too much. those negative, defeated thoughts are draining your energy. you wouldn't be
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  • Defeated thoughts are draining your energy. you wouldn't be there if you couldn't handle
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  • Your energy. you wouldn't be there if you couldn't handle it. god would not have allowed
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  • There if you couldn't handle it. god would not have allowed it if you weren't ready for it
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  • It. god would not have allowed it if you weren't ready for it and equal to it. you're
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  • It if you weren't ready for it and equal to it. you're anointed for it. when you press
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  • And equal to it. you're anointed for it. when you press past what's coming against you,
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  • Anointed for it. when you press past what's coming against you, on the other side of that
  • 00:22:44.386 --> 00:22:45.954
  • Past what's coming against you, on the other side of that difficulty is a new level of
  • 00:22:46.021 --> 00:22:47.589
  • On the other side of that difficulty is a new level of your destiny.
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  • Difficulty is a new level of your destiny. i heard about this wealthy man.
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  • Your destiny. i heard about this wealthy man. he was known for being very
  • 00:22:51.460 --> 00:22:52.894
  • I heard about this wealthy man. he was known for being very eccentric, very far out. one
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  • He was known for being very eccentric, very far out. one night he was having a big party
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  • Eccentric, very far out. one night he was having a big party at his house. in his backyard
  • 00:22:57.833 --> 00:22:59.434
  • Night he was having a big party at his house. in his backyard his swimming pool was filled
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  • At his house. in his backyard his swimming pool was filled with sharks and alligators.
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  • His swimming pool was filled with sharks and alligators. he announced to all the guests,
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  • With sharks and alligators. he announced to all the guests, "anyone who will swim across my
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  • He announced to all the guests, "anyone who will swim across my pool i will give you anything
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  • "anyone who will swim across my pool i will give you anything that you want."
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  • Pool i will give you anything that you want." in a few minutes there was a big
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  • That you want." in a few minutes there was a big splash. he looked over and this
  • 00:23:13.748 --> 00:23:15.951
  • In a few minutes there was a big splash. he looked over and this man was swimming 90 to nothing,
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  • Splash. he looked over and this man was swimming 90 to nothing, dodging the alligator,
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  • Man was swimming 90 to nothing, dodging the alligator, maneuvering his way around the
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  • Dodging the alligator, maneuvering his way around the sharks, as frantic as can be.
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  • Maneuvering his way around the sharks, as frantic as can be. he made it to the other side
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  • Sharks, as frantic as can be. he made it to the other side just in the nick of time, jumped
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  • He made it to the other side just in the nick of time, jumped out totally panicked.
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  • Just in the nick of time, jumped out totally panicked. the wealthy man came over and
  • 00:23:30.832 --> 00:23:31.800
  • Out totally panicked. the wealthy man came over and said, "i can't believe it.
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  • The wealthy man came over and said, "i can't believe it. you're the bravest person i've
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  • Said, "i can't believe it. you're the bravest person i've ever met. now what do you want
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  • You're the bravest person i've ever met. now what do you want me to give you?"
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  • Ever met. now what do you want me to give you?" the man said, "what i want more
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  • Me to give you?" the man said, "what i want more than anything else is the name
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  • The man said, "what i want more than anything else is the name of the person that just pushed
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  • Than anything else is the name of the person that just pushed me in." (laughter)
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  • Of the person that just pushed me in." (laughter) here's my point. sometimes in
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  • Me in." (laughter) here's my point. sometimes in life it feels like we got
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  • Here's my point. sometimes in life it feels like we got pushed in. we weren't expecting
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  • Life it feels like we got pushed in. we weren't expecting it. a bad medical report.
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  • Pushed in. we weren't expecting it. a bad medical report. relationship didn't make it.
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  • It. a bad medical report. relationship didn't make it. a business goes down. it may be
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  • Relationship didn't make it. a business goes down. it may be a surprise to us but it is not
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  • A business goes down. it may be a surprise to us but it is not a surprise to god. if you get
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  • A surprise to us but it is not a surprise to god. if you get pushed in don't sit around
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  • A surprise to god. if you get pushed in don't sit around nursing your wounds. do like
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  • Pushed in don't sit around nursing your wounds. do like this man. just go for it. just
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  • Nursing your wounds. do like this man. just go for it. just keep being your best. keep
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  • This man. just go for it. just keep being your best. keep honoring god. keep doing what
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  • Keep being your best. keep honoring god. keep doing what you know you're supposed to do.
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  • Honoring god. keep doing what you know you're supposed to do. god has already given you the
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  • You know you're supposed to do. god has already given you the strength, the wisdom, the favor,
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  • God has already given you the strength, the wisdom, the favor, the determination, not only to
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  • Strength, the wisdom, the favor, the determination, not only to make it through but to come out
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  • The determination, not only to make it through but to come out better than you were before.
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  • Make it through but to come out better than you were before. remember, that difficulty is not
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  • Better than you were before. remember, that difficulty is not going to defeat you.
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  • Remember, that difficulty is not going to defeat you. it's going to promote you.
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  • Going to defeat you. it's going to promote you. you can handle it. take hold of
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  • It's going to promote you. you can handle it. take hold of this strength. get up every
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  • You can handle it. take hold of this strength. get up every morning. remind yourself, "i'm
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  • This strength. get up every morning. remind yourself, "i'm ready for and equal to anything
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  • Morning. remind yourself, "i'm ready for and equal to anything that comes my way."
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  • Ready for and equal to anything that comes my way." if you will do this god promises
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  • That comes my way." if you will do this god promises he will infuse strength into
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  • If you will do this god promises he will infuse strength into you. i believe and declare you
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  • He will infuse strength into you. i believe and declare you will overcome every obstacle,
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  • You. i believe and declare you will overcome every obstacle, defeat every enemy and become
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  • Will overcome every obstacle, defeat every enemy and become everything god has created you
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  • Defeat every enemy and become everything god has created you to be. in jesus' name.
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  • Everything god has created you to be. in jesus' name. if you receive it can you say,
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  • To be. in jesus' name. if you receive it can you say, "amen" today? (applause)
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  • If you receive it can you say, "amen" today? (applause) well, we never like to close
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  • "amen" today? (applause) well, we never like to close our broadcasts without giving
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  • Well, we never like to close our broadcasts without giving you an opportunity to make jesus
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  • Our broadcasts without giving you an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life. would
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  • You an opportunity to make jesus the lord of your life. would you pray with me? just say,
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  • The lord of your life. would you pray with me? just say, "lord jesus, i repent
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  • You pray with me? just say, "lord jesus, i repent of my sins.
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  • "lord jesus, i repent of my sins. come into my heart.
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  • Of my sins. come into my heart. i make you my lord and savior."
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  • Come into my heart. i make you my lord and savior." friends, if you prayed that
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  • I make you my lord and savior." friends, if you prayed that simple prayer we believe you got
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  • Friends, if you prayed that simple prayer we believe you got born again. get in a good
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  • Simple prayer we believe you got born again. get in a good bible-based church. keep god
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  • Born again. get in a good bible-based church. keep god first place. he is going to
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  • Bible-based church. keep god first place. he is going to take you places that you've
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  • .
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  • . > anncr: as a thank you for
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  • > anncr: as a thank you for your support of our ministry,
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  • Your support of our ministry, joel and victoria would like
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  • Joel and victoria would like to send you a copy of joel's
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  • To send you a copy of joel's new book, "your greater is
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  • New book, "your greater is coming".
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  • Coming". > joel: fire, certainly not
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  • > joel: fire, certainly not the experience anyone wants
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  • The experience anyone wants yet god can actually use
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  • Yet god can actually use fire to expand, grow, and
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  • Fire to expand, grow, and enlarge our lives. taking
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  • Enlarge our lives. taking us to heights that we've
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  • Us to heights that we've never dreamed.
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  • Never dreamed. these magnificent sequoia
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  • These magnificent sequoia trees, the largest in the
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  • Trees, the largest in the world are actually given
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  • World are actually given life by fire. these cones
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  • Life by fire. these cones remain in the tree,
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  • Remain in the tree, sometimes for years.
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  • Sometimes for years. then fire comes. the heat
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  • Then fire comes. the heat opens the cones and out
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  • Opens the cones and out pours these tiny little
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  • Pours these tiny little seeds.
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  • Seeds. in my new book, i'll
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  • In my new book, i'll unlock some of these
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  • Unlock some of these mysteries. how god can
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  • Mysteries. how god can turn the fires in your
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  • Turn the fires in your life into new magnificent
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  • Life into new magnificent growth. i'll share how your
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  • Growth. i'll share how your greater, better life is not
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  • Greater, better life is not a distant possibility but
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  • A distant possibility but a certain reality as
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  • A certain reality as undeniable as these
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  • Undeniable as these glorious trees.
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  • Glorious trees. my new book, "your greater
  • 00:26:23.104 --> 00:26:24.639
  • My new book, "your greater is coming", will show you
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  • Is coming", will show you how to overcome when life
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  • How to overcome when life deals you a setback,
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  • Deals you a setback, a heartache, a fire.
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  • A heartache, a fire. even now, god is setting
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  • Even now, god is setting you up for something
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  • You up for something magnificent. your future
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  • Magnificent. your future is bigger and brighter than
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  • Is bigger and brighter than you can imagine. god is
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  • You can imagine. god is promising you your greater
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  • Promising you your greater is coming.
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  • Is coming. > anncr: request your copy
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  • > anncr: request your copy of "your greater is coming"
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  • Of "your greater is coming" today at joelosteen.com
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  • Today at joelosteen.com or call 800-565-0772.
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  • Or call 800-565-0772. or call 800-565-0772.
  • 00:26:50.899 --> 00:26:51.332
  • 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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