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Doing Business In Deep Waters

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September 5, 2019
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Joel Osteen

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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • WELL, GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • IT'S ALWAYS A JOY TO COME INTO
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  • YOUR HOMES. IF YOU'RE EVER IN
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  • OUR AREA PLEASE STOP BY AND
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  • BE A PART OF ONE OF OUR
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  • SERVICES. I PROMISE YOU WE'LL
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  • MAKE YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • BUT THANKS SO MUCH FOR TUNING
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  • IN. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING
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  • OUT TODAY.
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHING
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  • FUNNY. I HEARD ABOUT THIS LADY
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  • THAT DIED. SHE WAS STANDING AT
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  • THE PEARLY GATES. SAINT PETER
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  • SAID, "YOU CAN'T COME IN YET.
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  • YOU HAVE TO CORRECTLY SPELL
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  • A WORD."
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  • SHE SAID, "WHAT WORD?"
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  • HE SAID, "ANY WORD."
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  • SO SHE SPELLED THE WORD LOVE,
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  • "L-O-V-E."
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  • HE SAID, "WELCOME TO HEAVEN."
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  • THEN PETER ASKED HER IF SHE
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  • WOULD TAKE HIS PLACE FOR A
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  • MOMENT. HE INSTRUCTED HER
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  • IF ANYBODY SHOULD COME UP
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  • JUST TO FOLLOW THE SAME
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  • PROCEDURE. SHE AGREED.
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  • IN A FEW MINUTES SHE SEES HER
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  • EX-HUSBAND WALKING UP.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • SHE CAN'T BELIEVE IT. SHE SAYS,
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  • "WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?"
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  • HE SAID, "I JUST HAD A HEART
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  • ATTACK. DID I REALLY MAKE IT TO
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  • HEAVEN?" SHE SAID, "NOT YET.
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  • YOU HAVE TO CORRECTLY SPELL
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  • A WORD."
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  • HE SAID, "WHAT WORD?"
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  • THERE WAS A LONG PAUSE AND SHE
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  • SAID, "CZECHOSLOVAKIA."
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  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT
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  • THE WORD OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS:
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  • MY MIND IS ALERT.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN DEEP
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  • WATERS.
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  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO ANYTHING
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  • GREAT IN LIFE THERE WILL BE
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  • OPPOSITION, SETBACKS, DELAYS,
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  • CRITICS. A LOT OF PEOPLE GET
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  • DISCOURAGED AND THINK, "WHY IS
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  • THIS HAPPENING TO ME?"
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  • IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE TAKING NEW
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  • GROUND, BECAUSE YOU'RE MAKING
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  • PROGRESS.
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "THEY THAT
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  • GO DOWN TO THE SEA, TO DO
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  • BUSINESS IN DEEP WATERS, THEY
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  • WILL SEE THE WONDERS OF GOD."
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  • WHEN YOU'RE IN THESE DEEP WATERS
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  • YOU'RE NOT PRAYING, "GOD, PLEASE
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  • DON'T LET ME FACE ANYTHING BIG."
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  • NO, YOU REALIZE WHEN YOU HAVE
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  • BIG DREAMS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE
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  • BIG CHALLENGES.
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  • IF YOU WERE AN AVERAGE PERSON
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  • THEN YOU WOULD HAVE AVERAGE
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  • PROBLEMS. BUT HERE'S THEY KEY;
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  • YOU'RE NOT AVERAGE. YOU'RE NOT
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  • IN THE SHALLOW WATERS.
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  • GOD PUT SEEDS OF GREATNESS
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  • IN YOU. HE HAS DESTINED YOU TO
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  • LEAVE YOUR MARK ON THIS
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  • GENERATION. YOU CANNOT EXPECT
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  • ORDINARY PROBLEMS.
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  • YOU'RE A HISTORY MAKER.
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  • YOU'RE A WORLD CHANGER.
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  • "WELL, WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE
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  • TALKING ABOUT ME AT WORK?
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  • WHY ARE THEY TRYING TO MAKE
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  • ME LOOK BAD?"
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  • LISTEN, THEY DON'T TALK ABOUT
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  • AVERAGE PEOPLE. THEY TALK ABOUT
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  • EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE.
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  • (APPLAUSE)
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  • TAKE IT AS A COMPLIMENT.
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  • IT GOES WITH THE TERRITORY.
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  • "WELL, EVERY TIME I TRY TO MOVE
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  • FORWARD I FACE MAJOR
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  • CHALLENGES."
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  • IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE A MAJOR
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  • PERSON AND YOU HAVE A MAJOR
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  • DESTINY. THE ENEMY WOULD LEAVE
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  • YOU ALONE IF YOU WEREN'T A
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  • MAJOR THREAT. HE WOULDN'T
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  • BOTHER YOU IF YOU DIDN'T HAVE
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  • SOMETHING AMAZING IN YOUR
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  • FUTURE.
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  • BECAUSE YOU'RE AN EXTRAORDINARY
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  • PERSON YOU WILL FACE
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  • EXTRAORDINARY CHALLENGES.
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  • THE GOOD NEWS IS WE SERVE AN
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  • EXTRAORDINARY GOD. HE CAN GET
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  • YOU TO WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED
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  • TO BE.
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  • WHEN YOU'RE IN THE DEEP WATERS
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  • YOU'RE NOT WASTING YOUR TIME
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  • TRYING TO CONVINCE EVERYONE
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  • TO LIKE YOU, WIN OVER ALL YOUR
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  • CRITICS, PROVE TO YOUR FAMILY
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  • MEMBERS THAT YOU REALLY ARE
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  • OKAY.
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  • LET ME GIVE YOU A NEWS FLASH.
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  • EVERYBODY IS NOT GOING TO LIKE
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  • YOU. EVERYBODY IS NOT GOING TO
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  • UNDERSTAND YOU.
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  • YOUR FRIENDS MAY NOT CELEBRATE
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  • YOUR SUCCESS.
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  • YOUR RELATIVES MAY FIND FAULT.
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  • YOUR COWORKERS MAY GET JEALOUS.
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  • SHAKE IT OFF AND RUN YOUR RACE.
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  • YOU'RE DOING BUSINESS IN DEEP
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  • WATERS. YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO
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  • GO OVER IN THE SHALLOW WATERS
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  • FOR ALL THAT PETTINESS.
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  • YOU'RE A HISTORY MAKER.
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  • YOU CANNOT PLEASE EVERY PERSON
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  • AND PLEASE GOD AT THE SAME TIME.
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  • YOU'LL EITHER HAVE A FEW PEOPLE
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  • UPSET WITH YOU OR YOU'LL HAVE
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  • GOD UPSET WITH YOU.
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  • I'VE LEARNED IF YOU'LL PLEASE
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  • GOD, HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR
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  • CRITICS. (APPLAUSE)
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  • "WELL, JOEL. THEY SAID
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  • SOMETHING ABOUT ME. I'M GOING
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  • TO GO STRAIGHTEN THEM OUT."
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  • NO, IF THAT BATTLE IS NOT
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  • BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD-GIVEN
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  • DESTINY IT IS SIMPLY A
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  • DISTRACTION. YOU'RE NOT
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  • SUPPOSED TO ENGAGE IN EVERY
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  • BATTLE. YOU ONLY HAVE SO MUCH
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  • EMOTIONAL ENERGY EACH DAY.
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  • IF YOU'RE SPENDING THAT ENERGY
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  • THINKING ABOUT HOW YOU CAN PAY
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  • SOMEBODY BACK, CALLING A FRIEND,
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  • "CAN YOU BELIEVE WHAT THEY
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  • SAID?"
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  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE
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  • ENERGY YOU NEED FOR YOUR OWN
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  • DREAMS. DON'T FIGHT BATTLES
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  • THAT DON'T MATTER. YOU'VE GOT
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  • TO BE SELECTIVE IN HOW YOU
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  • SPEND YOUR TIME.
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  • WE ALL LOVE OUR FAMILY BUT SOME
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  • FAMILY MEMBERS YOU HAVE TO LOVE
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  • THEM FROM A DISTANCE. SOME
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  • RELATIVES, ONCE A YEAR AT THE
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  • FAMILY REUNION IS GOOD ENOUGH.
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  • (LAUGHTER)
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  • GO GIVE THEM A BIG HUG. TELL
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  • THEM HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM.
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  • ASK GOD FOR FORGIVENESS FOR
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  • LYING LATER. (LAUGHTER)
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  • YOU CAN'T SPEND ALL WEEK WITH
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  • UNCLE CHARLIE OR HE WILL PULL
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  • YOU INTO THE SHALLOW WATERS AND
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  • GET YOU OFF COURSE.
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  • YOU LOVE AUNT MYRTLE BUT IF YOU
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  • SPEND TOO MUCH TIME WITH HER
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO BE NEGATIVE,
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  • CRITICAL, FIGHTING BATTLES THAT
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  • DON'T MATTER. LEARN TO LOVE
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  • THEM FROM A DISTANCE.
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  • YOU HAVE TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT
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  • SOME PEOPLE ARE NEVER GOING TO
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  • BE FOR YOU. TREAT THEM WITH
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  • RESPECT BUT YOU DON'T NEED
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  • THEIR APPROVAL TO FULFILL YOUR
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  • DESTINY. DON'T GET LURED OVER
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  • INTO THE SHALLOW WATERS TRYING
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  • TO PROVE TO THEM WHO YOU ARE.
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  • THE APOSTLE PAUL HAD PEOPLE THAT
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  • WERE TRYING TO TELL HIM HIS
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  • DREAMS WOULDN'T COME TO PASS,
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  • TELL HIM WHAT HE COULDN'T DO,
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  • WHAT HE DIDN'T HAVE.
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  • HE DIDN'T TRY TO STRAIGHTEN THEM
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  • OUT. HE DIDN'T TRY TO WIN OVER
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  • ALL OF HIS CRITICS.
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  • HE SAID IN ROMANS 3, "DOES THEIR
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  • UNBELIEF MAKE THE PROMISE OF GOD
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  • OF NO EFFECT IN MY LIFE?"
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  • HE WAS SAYING IN EFFECT, "SO
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  • WHAT IF THEY DON'T BELIEVE. GOD
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  • DIDN'T PUT THE PROMISE IN THEM.
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  • HE PUT THE PROMISE IN ME."
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  • THAT'S THE ATTITUDE WE SHOULD
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  • HAVE, ALWAYS RESPECTFULLY.
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  • "SO WHAT IF THEY DON'T ACCEPT
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  • ME. SO WHAT IF THEY'RE TALKING
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  • ABOUT ME, TRYING TO DISCREDIT
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  • ME. I'M NOT GOING TO LOSE ANY
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  • SLEEP OVER IT. I'M NOT GOING TO
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  • WASTE MY TIME TRYING TO PROVE
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  • TO THEM WHO I AM. NO, I'M GOING
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  • TO STAY IN THE DEEP WATERS AND
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  • DO WHAT GOD HAS CALLED ME
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  • TO DO." THAT'S WHEN YOU'RE
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  • GOING TO SEE THE WONDERS
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  • OF GOD.
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  • WHEN BILLY GRAHAM WENT TO
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  • ENGLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME OVER
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  • 50 YEARS AGO, THE PRESS WAS VERY
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  • NEGATIVE. THEY SAID, "WE DON'T
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  • WANT YOUR RELIGION. WE DON'T
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  • NEED ANOTHER MINISTER."
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  • ONE REPORTER SAID, "HOW CAN YOU
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  • EVEN JUSTIFY COMING OVER HERE ON
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  • A BIG OCEAN LINER, A BIG SHIP,
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  • WHEN JESUS RODE A DONKEY
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  • EVERYWHERE HE WENT."
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  • BILLY GRAHAM SAID, "IF YOU'LL
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  • FIND ME A DONKEY THAT CAN WALK
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  • ON WATER I'LL BUY IT IN A
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  • MINUTE." (LAUGHTER)
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  • STAY IN THE DEEP WATERS.
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  • THERE WILL ALWAYS BE PEOPLE
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  • TRYING TO PULL YOU INTO THE
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  • SHALLOW WATERS, CRITICIZE,
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  • FIND FAULT, DISCREDIT.
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  • DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THAT.
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  • SET YOUR FACE LIKE A FLINT AND
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  • RUN YOUR OWN RACE.
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  • I SAMUEL 10, SAUL WAS CHOSEN TO
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  • BE THE NEXT KING OF ISRAEL.
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  • SAMUEL CALLED HIM UP IN FRONT OF
  • 00:07:12.060 --> 00:07:13.220
  • ALL THE PEOPLE, ANOINTED HIS
  • 00:07:13.220 --> 00:07:15.000
  • HEAD AND SAID, "HE IS OUR NEXT
  • 00:07:15.000 --> 00:07:16.170
  • LEADER."
  • 00:07:16.170 --> 00:07:18.040
  • MOST OF THE PEOPLE WERE HAPPY
  • 00:07:18.040 --> 00:07:19.240
  • FOR SAUL AND CONGRATULATED HIM.
  • 00:07:19.240 --> 00:07:21.190
  • BUT WHEN SAUL GOT BACK HOME SOME
  • 00:07:21.190 --> 00:07:24.030
  • OF HIS LONGTIME FRIENDS DIDN'T
  • 00:07:24.030 --> 00:07:25.230
  • LIKE SAMUEL'S CHOICE. THEY
  • 00:07:25.230 --> 00:07:28.000
  • BEGAN TO LAUGH, MAKE FUN,
  • 00:07:28.000 --> 00:07:29.090
  • RIDICULE.
  • 00:07:29.090 --> 00:07:30.260
  • "SAUL IS NOT GOING TO BE OUR
  • 00:07:30.260 --> 00:07:32.020
  • KING. SAUL DOESN'T HAVE WHAT IT
  • 00:07:32.020 --> 00:07:33.080
  • TAKES."
  • 00:07:33.080 --> 00:07:34.290
  • THE TRUTH IS THEY WERE JEALOUS
  • 00:07:34.290 --> 00:07:36.090
  • OF SAUL. THEY WERE SO INSECURE,
  • 00:07:36.090 --> 00:07:38.260
  • SO INTIMIDATED, THEY TRIED TO
  • 00:07:38.260 --> 00:07:40.190
  • PUSH HIM DOWN SO THAT THEY
  • 00:07:40.190 --> 00:07:42.100
  • WOULD LOOK BIGGER.
  • 00:07:42.100 --> 00:07:44.170
  • REMEMBER THIS; WHEN SOMEONE
  • 00:07:44.170 --> 00:07:45.210
  • BELITTLES YOU THEY ARE BEING
  • 00:07:45.210 --> 00:07:47.170
  • LITTLE. SMALL-MINDED PEOPLE
  • 00:07:47.170 --> 00:07:50.120
  • WON'T CELEBRATE YOU.
  • 00:07:50.120 --> 00:07:52.110
  • SMALL-MINDED PEOPLE WILL BE
  • 00:07:52.110 --> 00:07:53.280
  • JEALOUS, CRITICIZE, FIND FAULT,
  • 00:07:53.280 --> 00:07:56.200
  • GOSSIP; TRY TO MAKE YOU LOOK
  • 00:07:56.200 --> 00:07:57.230
  • BAD. DON'T EVER FIGHT BATTLES
  • 00:07:57.230 --> 00:08:00.040
  • WITH SMALL-MINDED PEOPLE.
  • 00:08:00.040 --> 00:08:02.110
  • YOUR DESTINY IS TOO GREAT TO BE
  • 00:08:02.110 --> 00:08:04.120
  • DISTRACTED BY SOMEONE THAT'S
  • 00:08:04.120 --> 00:08:06.000
  • SMALL. THEY'RE NOT GOING WHERE
  • 00:08:06.000 --> 00:08:07.080
  • GOD IS TAKING YOU. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:08:07.190 --> 00:08:10.190
  • IN VERSE 27 IT SAYS, "THEY
  • 00:08:10.190 --> 00:08:12.110
  • DESPISED SAUL AND REFUSED TO
  • 00:08:12.110 --> 00:08:14.130
  • GIVE HIM GIFTS." WHAT DID HE
  • 00:08:14.130 --> 00:08:16.100
  • DO? "BUT SAUL IGNORED THEM."
  • 00:08:16.150 --> 00:08:19.150
  • ONE TRANSLATION SAYS, "HE PAID
  • 00:08:19.150 --> 00:08:21.040
  • THEM NO MIND."
  • 00:08:21.040 --> 00:08:23.080
  • MY ENCOURAGEMENT; PAY NO MIND
  • 00:08:23.080 --> 00:08:24.290
  • TO JEALOUS PEOPLE. PAY NO MIND
  • 00:08:24.290 --> 00:08:26.120
  • TO PEOPLE THAT DON'T CELEBRATE
  • 00:08:26.120 --> 00:08:28.170
  • YOU. PAY NO MIND TO PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:08:28.170 --> 00:08:29.280
  • TRY TO MAKE YOU FEEL SMALL.
  • 00:08:29.280 --> 00:08:32.020
  • THEY DON'T CONTROL YOUR DESTINY;
  • 00:08:32.020 --> 00:08:34.080
  • GOD DOES. THEY ARE DISTRACTIONS
  • 00:08:34.080 --> 00:08:36.120
  • TO TRY TO LURE YOU INTO THE
  • 00:08:36.120 --> 00:08:38.120
  • SHALLOW WATERS TO KEEP YOU FROM
  • 00:08:38.120 --> 00:08:39.290
  • GOD'S BEST. YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS
  • 00:08:39.290 --> 00:08:42.120
  • TOO IMPORTANT, YOUR TIME IS TOO
  • 00:08:42.120 --> 00:08:44.070
  • VALUABLE TO BE DISTRACTED BY
  • 00:08:44.070 --> 00:08:46.280
  • NEGATIVE, CRITICAL, JEALOUS,
  • 00:08:46.280 --> 00:08:49.040
  • SMALL-MINDED PEOPLE.
  • 00:08:49.040 --> 00:08:50.280
  • IF YOU LISTEN TO WHAT THEY'RE
  • 00:08:50.280 --> 00:08:52.010
  • SAYING ABOUT YOU THAT POISON
  • 00:08:52.010 --> 00:08:54.030
  • WILL GET ON THE INSIDE AND
  • 00:08:54.030 --> 00:08:55.160
  • YOU'LL START FIGHTING A BATTLE
  • 00:08:55.160 --> 00:08:57.050
  • THAT YOU WERE NEVER SUPPOSED
  • 00:08:57.050 --> 00:08:58.140
  • TO FIGHT.
  • 00:08:58.140 --> 00:09:00.030
  • ISAIAH 54 SAYS, "NO WEAPON
  • 00:09:00.030 --> 00:09:02.030
  • FORMED AGAINST YOU WILL PROSPER.
  • 00:09:02.030 --> 00:09:04.090
  • EVERY TONGUE RAISED IN JUDGMENT
  • 00:09:04.090 --> 00:09:07.030
  • YOU WILL SHOW TO BE IN THE
  • 00:09:07.030 --> 00:09:08.030
  • WRONG."
  • 00:09:08.030 --> 00:09:09.150
  • WHEN YOU'RE IN THE DEEP WATERS
  • 00:09:09.150 --> 00:09:10.250
  • THERE WILL BE SOME CHALLENGES,
  • 00:09:10.250 --> 00:09:12.250
  • ATTACKS; PEOPLE TALKING. THERE
  • 00:09:12.250 --> 00:09:14.030
  • MAY BE SOME TONGUES RAISED
  • 00:09:14.030 --> 00:09:16.140
  • AGAINST YOU RIGHT NOW BUT
  • 00:09:16.140 --> 00:09:17.290
  • DON'T WORRY. IT'S NOT GOING TO
  • 00:09:17.290 --> 00:09:19.040
  • HOLD YOU BACK. BECAUSE YOU'RE
  • 00:09:19.040 --> 00:09:20.150
  • HONORING GOD, TRUSTING HIM IN
  • 00:09:20.150 --> 00:09:22.190
  • THE DEEP WATERS, GOD SAYS
  • 00:09:22.190 --> 00:09:24.190
  • YOU'LL SEE HIS WONDERS.
  • 00:09:24.190 --> 00:09:26.260
  • THAT MEANS HIS PROTECTION, HIS
  • 00:09:26.260 --> 00:09:28.050
  • VINDICATION, HIS FAVOR.
  • 00:09:28.110 --> 00:09:31.110
  • WHEN I FIRST STARTED MINISTERING
  • 00:09:31.110 --> 00:09:32.280
  • IN 1999 THIS WAS ALL VERY NEW TO
  • 00:09:32.280 --> 00:09:34.280
  • ME. I SPENT SEVENTEEN YEARS
  • 00:09:34.280 --> 00:09:37.000
  • BEHIND THE SCENES. SUDDENLY,
  • 00:09:37.000 --> 00:09:39.000
  • I WAS THRUST IN FRONT OF A LOT
  • 00:09:39.000 --> 00:09:40.230
  • OF PEOPLE. I WASN'T SURE
  • 00:09:40.230 --> 00:09:42.030
  • I COULD DO THIS. AT ONE POINT
  • 00:09:42.030 --> 00:09:44.100
  • IT FELT OVERWHELMING. SOME
  • 00:09:44.100 --> 00:09:46.050
  • PEOPLE WERE TALKING. "HE'S NOT
  • 00:09:46.050 --> 00:09:47.290
  • AS GOOD AS HIS FATHER."
  • 00:09:47.290 --> 00:09:50.050
  • I FELT THE PRESSURE OF LEARNING
  • 00:09:50.050 --> 00:09:51.220
  • HOW TO MINISTER. IT SEEMED LIKE
  • 00:09:51.220 --> 00:09:53.240
  • ON EVERY SIDE THERE WAS
  • 00:09:53.240 --> 00:09:55.170
  • OPPOSITION AND NEGATIVE THINGS
  • 00:09:55.170 --> 00:09:57.010
  • HAPPENING.
  • 00:09:57.010 --> 00:09:58.290
  • I SAID, "GOD, I'VE TAKEN THIS
  • 00:09:58.290 --> 00:10:00.070
  • STEP OF FAITH. I'M IN THE DEEP
  • 00:10:00.070 --> 00:10:01.280
  • WATERS. SINK OR SWIM. GOD, HERE
  • 00:10:01.280 --> 00:10:03.220
  • I AM. YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO
  • 00:10:03.220 --> 00:10:04.290
  • HELP ME."
  • 00:10:04.290 --> 00:10:06.080
  • ONE NIGHT DURING THAT TIME
  • 00:10:06.080 --> 00:10:07.250
  • I HAD A DREAM. IT WAS SO VIVID.
  • 00:10:07.250 --> 00:10:10.000
  • I REMEMBER IT LIKE IT WAS
  • 00:10:10.000 --> 00:10:10.250
  • YESTERDAY. IN THIS DREAM I WAS
  • 00:10:10.250 --> 00:10:12.240
  • RUNNING THROUGH A LARGE OPEN
  • 00:10:12.240 --> 00:10:14.200
  • FIELD. THERE WERE PLANES FLYING
  • 00:10:14.200 --> 00:10:17.010
  • VERY LOW OVERHEAD, DROPPING
  • 00:10:17.010 --> 00:10:19.140
  • BOMBS ALL AROUND ME, JUST LIKE
  • 00:10:19.140 --> 00:10:22.050
  • OUT OF A WAR MOVIE. A BOMB
  • 00:10:22.050 --> 00:10:23.290
  • WOULD HIT 15 OR 20 FEET AWAY
  • 00:10:23.290 --> 00:10:26.010
  • FROM ME. I WOULD BRACE MYSELF
  • 00:10:26.010 --> 00:10:27.160
  • AND WAIT FOR THE SHRAPNEL TO
  • 00:10:27.160 --> 00:10:29.150
  • HIT ME. I KNEW I WAS DEAD.
  • 00:10:29.150 --> 00:10:31.190
  • I KNEW IT WAS OVER. THE
  • 00:10:31.190 --> 00:10:32.290
  • EXPLOSION WAS DEAFENING. BUT
  • 00:10:32.290 --> 00:10:34.160
  • FOR SOME REASON, EVERY TIME,
  • 00:10:34.160 --> 00:10:36.000
  • THE SHRAPNEL NEVER WOULD HIT ME.
  • 00:10:36.030 --> 00:10:39.030
  • THIS HAPPENED FOUR OR FIVE TIMES
  • 00:10:39.030 --> 00:10:40.110
  • AND EVEN IN MY DREAM I WAS
  • 00:10:40.110 --> 00:10:41.190
  • AMAZED THAT I WAS STILL ALIVE.
  • 00:10:41.190 --> 00:10:44.080
  • I ENDED UP RUNNING TO THIS
  • 00:10:44.080 --> 00:10:45.140
  • LITTLE HOUSE, HIDING INSIDE,
  • 00:10:45.140 --> 00:10:47.190
  • VERY AFRAID. I COULD HEAR THE
  • 00:10:47.190 --> 00:10:49.100
  • SOLDIERS RUNNING BY LOOKING
  • 00:10:49.100 --> 00:10:50.270
  • FOR ME. I WAS PRAYING THAT THEY
  • 00:10:50.270 --> 00:10:52.150
  • WOULDN'T CHECK THAT HOUSE,
  • 00:10:52.150 --> 00:10:54.000
  • HOPING THAT THEY WOULDN'T COME
  • 00:10:54.000 --> 00:10:55.130
  • INSIDE. THEN MY WORST NIGHTMARE
  • 00:10:55.130 --> 00:10:57.190
  • CAME TRUE. THEY CAME BURSTING
  • 00:10:57.190 --> 00:10:59.030
  • IN THE DOOR, HAD THEIR GUNS
  • 00:10:59.030 --> 00:11:00.210
  • DRAWN. I WAS STANDING RIGHT IN
  • 00:11:00.210 --> 00:11:02.210
  • FRONT OF THEM. I THOUGHT,
  • 00:11:02.210 --> 00:11:03.280
  • "THAT'S IT. I'M DEAD. THEY'VE
  • 00:11:03.280 --> 00:11:05.090
  • FOUND ME." THEY LOOKED AT ME
  • 00:11:05.090 --> 00:11:06.240
  • FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS AND
  • 00:11:06.240 --> 00:11:08.070
  • THEN TURNED AROUND AND WALKED
  • 00:11:08.070 --> 00:11:09.150
  • OUT. IT WAS LIKE I HAD BECOME
  • 00:11:09.150 --> 00:11:11.170
  • INVISIBLE TO THEM.
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:13.190
  • I IMMEDIATELY WOKE UP WIDE
  • 00:11:13.190 --> 00:11:15.030
  • AWAKE. I COULD HEAR GOD SAYING
  • 00:11:15.030 --> 00:11:18.020
  • DOWN IN HERE SO STRONGLY,
  • 00:11:18.020 --> 00:11:20.010
  • "JOEL, THINGS MAY BE EXPLODING
  • 00:11:20.010 --> 00:11:21.160
  • ALL AROUND YOU BUT I'VE GOT YOU
  • 00:11:21.160 --> 00:11:23.070
  • IN THE PALM OF MY HAND."
  • 00:11:23.070 --> 00:11:26.030
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:11:26.030 --> 00:11:28.010
  • "YOU KEEP YOUR TRUST IN ME AND
  • 00:11:28.010 --> 00:11:29.150
  • NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU
  • 00:11:29.150 --> 00:11:30.240
  • WILL PROSPER."
  • 00:11:30.240 --> 00:11:33.150
  • NOW WHEN THINGS COME AGAINST ME
  • 00:11:33.150 --> 00:11:34.180
  • I REMIND MYSELF THAT GOD HAS A
  • 00:11:34.180 --> 00:11:37.010
  • HEDGE OF PROTECTION AROUND US
  • 00:11:37.010 --> 00:11:39.100
  • THAT THE ENEMY CANNOT CROSS.
  • 00:11:39.100 --> 00:11:41.130
  • INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW
  • 00:11:41.130 --> 00:11:42.250
  • BIG THE OBSTACLE IS, HOW
  • 00:11:42.250 --> 00:11:44.180
  • SOMEBODY IS TALKING ABOUT YOU,
  • 00:11:44.180 --> 00:11:46.100
  • WELL COME BACK TO THAT PLACE OF
  • 00:11:46.100 --> 00:11:47.130
  • PEACE. IF GOD BE FOR YOU WHO
  • 00:11:47.130 --> 00:11:49.050
  • DARE BE AGAINST YOU?
  • 00:11:49.050 --> 00:11:50.170
  • GOD SAID WHEN THE ENEMY COMES
  • 00:11:50.170 --> 00:11:51.280
  • AGAINST YOU ONE WAY HE WOULD
  • 00:11:51.280 --> 00:11:54.000
  • DEFEAT THEM AND CAUSE THEM TO
  • 00:11:54.000 --> 00:11:55.210
  • FLEE SEVEN DIFFERENT WAYS.
  • 00:11:55.210 --> 00:11:58.050
  • YOU MAY BE UP AGAINST A BIG
  • 00:11:58.050 --> 00:11:59.120
  • CHALLENGE TODAY BUT THAT TELLS
  • 00:11:59.120 --> 00:12:01.210
  • ME YOU HAVE A BIG DESTINY.
  • 00:12:01.210 --> 00:12:04.060
  • THE SIZE OF YOUR PROBLEM IS AN
  • 00:12:04.060 --> 00:12:06.060
  • INDICATION OF THE SIZE OF YOUR
  • 00:12:06.060 --> 00:12:07.290
  • FUTURE.
  • 00:12:07.290 --> 00:12:09.230
  • DAVID HAD A BIG DESTINY. WHAT
  • 00:12:09.230 --> 00:12:11.120
  • DID GOD DO? SEND HIM A BIG
  • 00:12:11.120 --> 00:12:12.280
  • PROBLEM. BUT WITHOUT GOLIATH,
  • 00:12:12.280 --> 00:12:15.090
  • DAVID WOULD STILL BE KNOWN AS A
  • 00:12:15.090 --> 00:12:17.090
  • SHEPHERD BOY.
  • 00:12:17.090 --> 00:12:18.210
  • THAT DIFFICULTY WAS NOT SENT TO
  • 00:12:18.210 --> 00:12:20.190
  • DEFEAT YOU. IT WAS SENT TO
  • 00:12:20.190 --> 00:12:22.110
  • PROMOTE YOU.
  • 00:12:22.110 --> 00:12:24.140
  • THE ISRAELITES WERE BEING
  • 00:12:24.140 --> 00:12:25.160
  • MISTREATED BY THEIR CAPTORS.
  • 00:12:25.160 --> 00:12:27.180
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "THE MORE
  • 00:12:27.180 --> 00:12:29.020
  • THEY OPPRESSED THEM, THE MORE
  • 00:12:29.020 --> 00:12:30.250
  • THE ISRAELITES MULTIPLIED."
  • 00:12:30.250 --> 00:12:32.010
  • THE MORE THEY TRIED TO PUSH THEM
  • 00:12:32.010 --> 00:12:35.010
  • DOWN THE HIGHER GOD TOOK THEM.
  • 00:12:35.010 --> 00:12:37.140
  • THAT'S THE WAY GOD IS. IF YOU
  • 00:12:37.140 --> 00:12:38.290
  • WILL STAY IN FAITH GOD WILL
  • 00:12:38.290 --> 00:12:40.240
  • MAKE THE ENEMY PAY FOR BRINGING
  • 00:12:40.240 --> 00:12:42.200
  • THAT TROUBLE INTO YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:12:42.200 --> 00:12:44.180
  • YOU WILL NOT ONLY COME OUT, YOU
  • 00:12:44.180 --> 00:12:45.190
  • WILL COME OUT STRONGER,
  • 00:12:45.190 --> 00:12:47.100
  • INCREASED, PROMOTED, MULTIPLIED.
  • 00:12:47.100 --> 00:12:49.210
  • THE MORE PEOPLE TRY TO MAKE YOU
  • 00:12:49.210 --> 00:12:51.080
  • LOOK BAD, THE BETTER GOD WILL
  • 00:12:51.080 --> 00:12:52.230
  • MAKE YOU LOOK. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:12:52.230 --> 00:12:54.160
  • GOD SAID HE WOULD PREPARE A
  • 00:12:54.160 --> 00:12:55.260
  • TABLE BEFORE YOU IN THE PRESENCE
  • 00:12:55.260 --> 00:12:57.240
  • OF YOUR ENEMIES. THAT MEANS THE
  • 00:12:57.240 --> 00:13:00.020
  • ONES THAT TRIED TO PUSH YOU
  • 00:13:00.020 --> 00:13:01.120
  • DOWN, PLAYED POLITICS, LEFT YOU
  • 00:13:01.120 --> 00:13:03.110
  • OUT, CHEATED YOU, GOD WILL MAKE
  • 00:13:03.110 --> 00:13:05.080
  • SURE THEY SEE YOU PROMOTED,
  • 00:13:05.080 --> 00:13:07.210
  • ELEVATED, INCREASED, IN A
  • 00:13:07.210 --> 00:13:09.040
  • POSITION OF HONOR. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:13:09.050 --> 00:13:12.050
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, HAMAN TRIED
  • 00:13:12.050 --> 00:13:13.110
  • TO DISCREDIT MORDECAI. HE LIED
  • 00:13:13.110 --> 00:13:16.070
  • ABOUT HIM AND TOLD THE KING HOW
  • 00:13:16.070 --> 00:13:17.270
  • BAD MORDECAI WAS AND HOW HE
  • 00:13:17.270 --> 00:13:20.140
  • SHOULD BE REMOVED, ON AND ON.
  • 00:13:20.140 --> 00:13:22.210
  • MORDECAI DIDN'T TRY TO GET EVEN,
  • 00:13:22.210 --> 00:13:24.020
  • DIDN'T TRY TO STRAIGHTEN HIM
  • 00:13:24.020 --> 00:13:25.160
  • OUT. HE STAYED IN THE DEEP
  • 00:13:25.160 --> 00:13:26.270
  • WATERS. HE JUST KEPT HONORING
  • 00:13:26.270 --> 00:13:28.110
  • GOD, BEING HIS BEST. IN THE
  • 00:13:28.110 --> 00:13:30.140
  • END, THE KING HAD HAMAN PUT A
  • 00:13:30.140 --> 00:13:32.230
  • ROYAL ROBE ON MORDECAI,
  • 00:13:32.230 --> 00:13:35.150
  • MARCHING THROUGH THE CITY
  • 00:13:35.150 --> 00:13:36.270
  • STREETS SAYING, "LOOK HOW GREAT
  • 00:13:36.270 --> 00:13:38.010
  • MORDECAI IS."
  • 00:13:38.010 --> 00:13:39.270
  • THE MORE SOMEONE OR SOMETHING
  • 00:13:39.270 --> 00:13:42.070
  • TRIES TO PUSH YOU DOWN, DON'T
  • 00:13:42.070 --> 00:13:43.200
  • WORRY, GOD IS IN CONTROL. THE
  • 00:13:43.200 --> 00:13:45.000
  • MORE YOU WILL BE MULTIPLIED.
  • 00:13:45.120 --> 00:13:48.120
  • INSTEAD OF BEING DISCOURAGED BY
  • 00:13:48.120 --> 00:13:49.270
  • OPPOSITION YOU CAN BE ENCOURAGED
  • 00:13:49.270 --> 00:13:52.100
  • BY IT KNOWING ON THE OTHER SIDE
  • 00:13:52.100 --> 00:13:54.040
  • OF THAT DIFFICULTY IS A NEW
  • 00:13:54.040 --> 00:13:55.280
  • LEVEL OF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:13:55.280 --> 00:13:58.150
  • THE ENEMY ALWAYS FIGHTS US THE
  • 00:13:58.150 --> 00:14:00.060
  • HARDEST WHEN WE ARE CLOSE TO OUR
  • 00:14:00.060 --> 00:14:01.270
  • VICTORY.
  • 00:14:01.270 --> 00:14:03.200
  • WHEN YOU'RE TEMPTED TO GET
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:04.170
  • DISCOURAGED, SOUR, GO BACK TO
  • 00:14:04.170 --> 00:14:06.060
  • THE SHALLOW WATERS, "IT'S NEVER
  • 00:14:06.060 --> 00:14:07.240
  • GOING TO WORK OUT. IT'S BEEN
  • 00:14:07.240 --> 00:14:08.280
  • TOO LONG." NO, THAT'S WHEN YOU
  • 00:14:08.280 --> 00:14:10.210
  • HAVE TO DIG YOUR HEELS IN AND
  • 00:14:10.210 --> 00:14:12.160
  • SAY, "I'VE COME TOO FAR TO STOP
  • 00:14:12.160 --> 00:14:14.020
  • NOW. MY GOD IS STILL ON THE
  • 00:14:14.020 --> 00:14:15.240
  • THRONE FIGHTING MY BATTLES.
  • 00:14:15.240 --> 00:14:17.190
  • I'M NOT ONLY COMING OUT, I'M
  • 00:14:17.190 --> 00:14:18.280
  • COMING OUT BETTER OFF THAN I WAS
  • 00:14:18.280 --> 00:14:20.040
  • BEFORE." (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:14:20.040 --> 00:14:22.280
  • WHEN I WAS IN AFRICA, A SAFARI
  • 00:14:22.280 --> 00:14:24.020
  • GUIDE TOLD HOW WHEN A GAZELLE OR
  • 00:14:24.020 --> 00:14:26.040
  • WILDEBEEST IS PREGNANT AND VERY
  • 00:14:26.040 --> 00:14:28.220
  • CLOSE TO GIVING BIRTH, A LION
  • 00:14:28.220 --> 00:14:30.120
  • WILL STALK THAT ANIMAL. DAY
  • 00:14:30.120 --> 00:14:33.010
  • AFTER DAY, THE LION WILL FOLLOW
  • 00:14:33.010 --> 00:14:35.000
  • THAT PREGNANT MOTHER AROUND
  • 00:14:35.000 --> 00:14:36.190
  • WAITING FOR HER TO GO INTO
  • 00:14:36.190 --> 00:14:39.140
  • LABOR. WHEN THE MOTHER GOES
  • 00:14:39.140 --> 00:14:40.180
  • INTO LABOR THE LION KNOWS IT'S
  • 00:14:40.180 --> 00:14:42.080
  • AN EASY TARGET. THEY CAN'T
  • 00:14:42.080 --> 00:14:44.060
  • FIGHT BACK. SO THE LION WILL
  • 00:14:44.060 --> 00:14:45.240
  • ATTACK AND KILL NOT ONLY THE
  • 00:14:45.240 --> 00:14:47.290
  • MOTHER BUT THE BABY AS WELL.
  • 00:14:47.290 --> 00:14:50.290
  • IN THE SAME WAY, WHEN YOU ARE
  • 00:14:50.290 --> 00:14:53.150
  • CLOSE TO GIVING BIRTH TO YOUR
  • 00:14:53.150 --> 00:14:54.190
  • DREAMS YOU WILL FACE YOUR
  • 00:14:54.190 --> 00:14:56.050
  • GREATEST ATTACKS. THE ENEMY
  • 00:14:56.050 --> 00:14:58.010
  • WAITS UNTIL YOU'RE CLOSE TO THE
  • 00:14:58.010 --> 00:14:59.140
  • BREAKTHROUGH, CLOSE TO THE
  • 00:14:59.140 --> 00:15:01.040
  • HEALING, CLOSE TO THE
  • 00:15:01.040 --> 00:15:02.110
  • PROMOTION.
  • 00:15:02.110 --> 00:15:03.180
  • WHEN YOU'RE ABOUT TO STEP INTO A
  • 00:15:03.180 --> 00:15:04.250
  • NEW LEVEL OF YOUR DESTINY, DON'T
  • 00:15:04.250 --> 00:15:06.170
  • BE SURPRISED IF YOU HIT A
  • 00:15:06.170 --> 00:15:08.130
  • SETBACK. THAT'S A SURE SIGN
  • 00:15:08.130 --> 00:15:10.120
  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH TO
  • 00:15:10.120 --> 00:15:12.040
  • WHAT GOD HAS PLACED IN YOUR
  • 00:15:12.040 --> 00:15:13.130
  • HEART. THE GOOD NEWS IS
  • 00:15:13.130 --> 00:15:15.040
  • THE FORCES THAT ARE FOR YOU
  • 00:15:15.040 --> 00:15:17.110
  • ARE GREATER THAN THE FORCES
  • 00:15:17.110 --> 00:15:18.140
  • THAT ARE AGAINST YOU. YOUR
  • 00:15:18.140 --> 00:15:20.040
  • DESTINY CANNOT BE STOPPED BY
  • 00:15:20.040 --> 00:15:22.280
  • BAD BREAKS, BY OPPOSITION, BY
  • 00:15:22.280 --> 00:15:24.180
  • PEOPLE, NOR BY ALL THE FORCES
  • 00:15:24.180 --> 00:15:26.140
  • OF DARKNESS.
  • 00:15:26.140 --> 00:15:28.190
  • GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY.
  • 00:15:28.190 --> 00:15:30.190
  • WHEN YOU STAY IN AGREEMENT WITH
  • 00:15:30.190 --> 00:15:31.290
  • HIM HE WILL GET YOU TO WHERE
  • 00:15:31.290 --> 00:15:33.140
  • YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:15:33.140 --> 00:15:35.100
  • YOU MAY BE UP AGAINST THAT BIG
  • 00:15:35.100 --> 00:15:36.190
  • CHALLENGE. THAT TELLS ME YOU
  • 00:15:36.190 --> 00:15:38.180
  • NEED TO GET READY.
  • 00:15:38.180 --> 00:15:40.010
  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH.
  • 00:15:40.010 --> 00:15:41.090
  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE A PROMISE
  • 00:15:41.090 --> 00:15:42.180
  • COME TO PASS. YOU'RE ABOUT TO
  • 00:15:42.180 --> 00:15:43.260
  • SEE THAT CHILD TURN AROUND.
  • 00:15:43.260 --> 00:15:46.210
  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO MEET THE PERSON
  • 00:15:46.210 --> 00:15:47.260
  • OF YOUR DREAMS. THIS IS NOT THE
  • 00:15:47.260 --> 00:15:49.200
  • TIME TO GET DISCOURAGED AND
  • 00:15:49.200 --> 00:15:50.280
  • THINK, "OH, IT'S TAKING SO
  • 00:15:50.280 --> 00:15:52.020
  • LONG!" NO, NOW MORE THAN EVER
  • 00:15:52.020 --> 00:15:54.180
  • YOU NEED TO HAVE THE ATTITUDE,
  • 00:15:54.180 --> 00:15:55.230
  • "I AM IN IT TO WIN IT. I AM NOT
  • 00:15:55.230 --> 00:15:58.000
  • GOING TO LET THIS BAD BREAK,
  • 00:15:58.000 --> 00:16:00.120
  • THIS UNFAIR SITUATION, THIS
  • 00:16:00.120 --> 00:16:02.040
  • DISAPPOINTMENT STEAL MY DREAMS.
  • 00:16:02.040 --> 00:16:04.020
  • I'M GOING TO GIVE BIRTH TO
  • 00:16:04.020 --> 00:16:05.150
  • EVERYTHING GOD HAS PLACED
  • 00:16:05.150 --> 00:16:07.190
  • IN MY HEART."
  • 00:16:07.190 --> 00:16:09.100
  • I KNOW SOME OF YOU HAVE HAD
  • 00:16:09.100 --> 00:16:10.250
  • MORE THAN YOUR SHARE OF
  • 00:16:10.250 --> 00:16:11.220
  • UNFAIR SITUATIONS. MAYBE YOU
  • 00:16:11.220 --> 00:16:13.120
  • LOST A LOVED ONE. OR A
  • 00:16:13.120 --> 00:16:15.110
  • RELATIONSHIP DIDN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:16:15.110 --> 00:16:17.100
  • PERHAPS A CHILD HAS CAUSED YOU A
  • 00:16:17.100 --> 00:16:18.260
  • LOT OF HEARTACHE AND PAIN.
  • 00:16:18.260 --> 00:16:20.280
  • BUT KNOW THIS; NOTHING THAT YOU
  • 00:16:20.280 --> 00:16:22.180
  • HAVE BEEN THROUGH HAS BEEN
  • 00:16:22.180 --> 00:16:24.040
  • WASTED. EVERY STRUGGLE, EVERY
  • 00:16:24.040 --> 00:16:26.090
  • WRONG, EVERY SLEEPLESS NIGHT
  • 00:16:26.090 --> 00:16:28.280
  • HAS DEPOSITED SOMETHING ON THE
  • 00:16:28.280 --> 00:16:30.220
  • INSIDE. IT'S MADE YOU STRONGER.
  • 00:16:30.220 --> 00:16:33.120
  • IT'S HELPED DEVELOP YOUR
  • 00:16:33.120 --> 00:16:34.080
  • CHARACTER.
  • 00:16:34.080 --> 00:16:36.040
  • YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY YOUR
  • 00:16:36.040 --> 00:16:37.090
  • PAST. YOU ARE PREPARED BY YOUR
  • 00:16:37.090 --> 00:16:39.040
  • PAST. IT HAS PUT YOU IN
  • 00:16:39.040 --> 00:16:41.100
  • POSITION FOR THE NEW THING GOD
  • 00:16:41.100 --> 00:16:43.090
  • IS ABOUT TO DO.
  • 00:16:43.090 --> 00:16:45.090
  • ZECHARIAH SAID, "IF YOU WILL BE
  • 00:16:45.090 --> 00:16:46.250
  • A PRISONER OF HOPE GOD WILL
  • 00:16:46.250 --> 00:16:48.260
  • RESTORE DOUBLE BACK TO YOU."
  • 00:16:48.260 --> 00:16:51.250
  • GOD WANTS TO GIVE YOU BEAUTY FOR
  • 00:16:51.250 --> 00:16:53.020
  • THE ASHES BUT YOU'VE GOT TO DO
  • 00:16:53.020 --> 00:16:54.240
  • YOUR PART AND GET YOUR HOPES UP.
  • 00:16:54.240 --> 00:16:56.290
  • GET YOUR FIRE BACK. START
  • 00:16:56.290 --> 00:16:58.040
  • BELIEVING. START DREAMING.
  • 00:16:58.040 --> 00:17:00.200
  • THAT'S NOT JUST BEING POSITIVE.
  • 00:17:00.200 --> 00:17:02.030
  • THAT'S RELEASING YOUR FAITH.
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:03.260
  • THERE WAS A LADY IN THE OLD
  • 00:17:03.260 --> 00:17:04.280
  • TESTAMENT, AN ISRAELITE WOMAN,
  • 00:17:04.280 --> 00:17:07.080
  • SHE DID JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:17:07.080 --> 00:17:08.230
  • SHE WAS ABOUT TO GIVE BIRTH
  • 00:17:08.230 --> 00:17:09.270
  • TO A BABY. SHE HEARD THAT THE
  • 00:17:09.270 --> 00:17:11.280
  • ARK OF THE COVENANT HAD BEEN
  • 00:17:11.280 --> 00:17:13.080
  • STOLEN. THIS IS WHERE GOD LIVED
  • 00:17:13.080 --> 00:17:15.190
  • BACK THEN. IT WAS A BIG DEAL.
  • 00:17:15.190 --> 00:17:17.200
  • SHE WAS SO DISTRAUGHT, SO UPSET,
  • 00:17:18.010 --> 00:17:21.010
  • THAT WHEN HER BABY WAS BORN SHE
  • 00:17:21.010 --> 00:17:22.290
  • NAMED HER SON ICHABOD.
  • 00:17:22.290 --> 00:17:25.230
  • ICHABOD MEANS, "THE GLORY HAS
  • 00:17:25.230 --> 00:17:27.160
  • DEPARTED."
  • 00:17:27.160 --> 00:17:29.080
  • NOTICE SHE NAMED HER FUTURE
  • 00:17:29.080 --> 00:17:31.060
  • BASED ON WHAT HAD HAPPENED IN
  • 00:17:31.060 --> 00:17:33.010
  • THE PAST. SHE COULD HAVE JUST
  • 00:17:33.010 --> 00:17:34.230
  • AS EASILY NAMED HIM, "THE GLORY
  • 00:17:34.230 --> 00:17:36.150
  • WILL RETURN."
  • 00:17:36.150 --> 00:17:39.100
  • SHE COULD HAVE NAMED HIM WHAT
  • 00:17:39.100 --> 00:17:40.060
  • ZECHARIAH SAID, "DOUBLE THE
  • 00:17:40.060 --> 00:17:41.130
  • GLORY IS COMING."
  • 00:17:41.130 --> 00:17:43.120
  • BUT SHE WAS SO CAUGHT UP IN
  • 00:17:43.120 --> 00:17:44.190
  • WHAT SHE HAD BEEN THROUGH, THE
  • 00:17:44.190 --> 00:17:46.010
  • DISAPPOINTMENT, THE HEARTACHE,
  • 00:17:46.010 --> 00:17:47.190
  • THAT IT TAINTED HER WHOLE
  • 00:17:47.190 --> 00:17:48.260
  • FUTURE.
  • 00:17:48.260 --> 00:17:50.130
  • SO OFTEN WE DO THE SAME THING.
  • 00:17:50.130 --> 00:17:52.120
  • WE'RE FOCUSED ON WHAT WE LOST,
  • 00:17:52.120 --> 00:17:54.040
  • HOW UNFAIR IT WAS. WE DON'T
  • 00:17:54.040 --> 00:17:56.000
  • THINK IT'S GOING TO CHANGE.
  • 00:17:56.000 --> 00:17:57.240
  • NO, DON'T EVER NAME YOUR FUTURE
  • 00:17:57.240 --> 00:18:00.110
  • BASED ON A NEGATIVE PAST.
  • 00:18:00.110 --> 00:18:02.180
  • IN OTHER WORDS, DON'T GO AROUND
  • 00:18:02.180 --> 00:18:03.270
  • THINKING, "WELL, JOEL. I DIDN'T
  • 00:18:03.270 --> 00:18:05.090
  • GET ANY GOOD BREAKS LAST YEAR.
  • 00:18:05.090 --> 00:18:06.280
  • I'M SURE IT'S GOING TO BE THE
  • 00:18:06.280 --> 00:18:08.060
  • SAME: STRUGGLE, LONELINESS,
  • 00:18:08.060 --> 00:18:10.150
  • DEPRESSION, SICKNESS, PEOPLE
  • 00:18:10.150 --> 00:18:12.080
  • NOT TREATING ME RIGHT."
  • 00:18:12.080 --> 00:18:13.210
  • NO, GET THAT ICHABOD SPIRIT OFF
  • 00:18:13.210 --> 00:18:15.050
  • OF YOU. THIS IS A NEW DAY.
  • 00:18:15.050 --> 00:18:17.190
  • GOD IS DOING A NEW THING.
  • 00:18:17.190 --> 00:18:19.090
  • THE ENEMIES YOU HAVE SEEN IN THE
  • 00:18:19.090 --> 00:18:20.260
  • PAST YOU WILL SEE NO MORE.
  • 00:18:20.260 --> 00:18:23.020
  • GOD HAS SHIFTED THINGS IN YOUR
  • 00:18:23.020 --> 00:18:24.180
  • FAVOR. WHAT'S MEANT FOR YOUR
  • 00:18:24.180 --> 00:18:26.290
  • HARM GOD IS TURNING TO YOUR
  • 00:18:26.290 --> 00:18:28.160
  • ADVANTAGE.
  • 00:18:28.160 --> 00:18:29.250
  • HERE IS WHAT YOU SHOULD NAME
  • 00:18:29.250 --> 00:18:30.220
  • YOUR FUTURE: BLESSED,
  • 00:18:30.220 --> 00:18:32.030
  • PROSPEROUS, VICTORIOUS, HEALTHY,
  • 00:18:32.170 --> 00:18:35.170
  • STRONG, TALENTED; WELL ABLE.
  • 00:18:36.080 --> 00:18:39.080
  • YOU MAY BE IN A DIFFICULT
  • 00:18:39.080 --> 00:18:40.090
  • SEASON. YOUR ATTITUDE SHOULD
  • 00:18:40.090 --> 00:18:41.180
  • BE, "THIS IS ONLY TEMPORARY.
  • 00:18:41.180 --> 00:18:43.150
  • I KNOW IT'S JUST A MATTER OF
  • 00:18:43.150 --> 00:18:44.280
  • TIME BEFORE IT TURNS AROUND."
  • 00:18:44.280 --> 00:18:47.150
  • IT MAY SEEM LIKE YOU'RE STUCK.
  • 00:18:47.150 --> 00:18:49.040
  • YOU COULD NEVER RISE ANY HIGHER
  • 00:18:49.040 --> 00:18:50.220
  • BUT DON'T GO AROUND SPEAKING
  • 00:18:50.220 --> 00:18:51.160
  • DEFEAT.
  • 00:18:51.160 --> 00:18:52.280
  • "WELL, I'VE REACHED MY LIMITS.
  • 00:18:52.280 --> 00:18:54.000
  • I DON'T HAVE THE CONNECTIONS.
  • 00:18:54.000 --> 00:18:55.100
  • I DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS."
  • 00:18:55.100 --> 00:18:56.190
  • NO, NAME YOUR FUTURE BY SAYING,
  • 00:18:56.190 --> 00:18:59.170
  • "GOD'S FACE IS SMILING DOWN ON
  • 00:18:59.170 --> 00:19:01.000
  • ME. HE IS OPENING NEW DOORS OF
  • 00:19:01.000 --> 00:19:03.010
  • OPPORTUNITY. HE IS PUTTING ME
  • 00:19:03.010 --> 00:19:05.130
  • AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT
  • 00:19:05.130 --> 00:19:06.160
  • TIME. MY GREATEST VICTORIES ARE
  • 00:19:06.160 --> 00:19:08.040
  • NOT BEHIND ME. THEY ARE STILL
  • 00:19:08.040 --> 00:19:09.200
  • OUT IN FRONT OF ME."
  • 00:19:09.200 --> 00:19:12.010
  • THAT'S CALLING IN FAVOR,
  • 00:19:12.010 --> 00:19:13.060
  • INCREASE, BLESSING.
  • 00:19:13.060 --> 00:19:15.050
  • WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE
  • 00:19:15.050 --> 00:19:16.290
  • THERE SHOULD BE AN EXCITEMENT,
  • 00:19:16.290 --> 00:19:19.000
  • AN EXPECTANCY. YOU'RE LOOKING
  • 00:19:19.000 --> 00:19:20.140
  • FOR GOD'S GOODNESS.
  • 00:19:20.140 --> 00:19:22.110
  • NOT DRAGGING AROUND THINKING,
  • 00:19:22.110 --> 00:19:23.130
  • "OH, IT'S SO HARD. WHY IS IT
  • 00:19:23.130 --> 00:19:24.240
  • TAKING SO LONG?"
  • 00:19:24.240 --> 00:19:25.270
  • NO, ALL THROUGH THE DAY,
  • 00:19:25.270 --> 00:19:26.280
  • "SOMETHING GOOD IS GOING TO
  • 00:19:26.280 --> 00:19:27.280
  • HAPPEN TO ME. BLESSINGS ARE
  • 00:19:27.280 --> 00:19:29.180
  • CHASING ME DOWN. FAVOR IS IN MY
  • 00:19:29.180 --> 00:19:31.030
  • FUTURE."
  • 00:19:31.030 --> 00:19:32.280
  • THIS IS WHAT DAVID DID. HE WENT
  • 00:19:32.280 --> 00:19:34.180
  • THROUGH PLENTY OF BAD BREAKS,
  • 00:19:34.180 --> 00:19:36.220
  • DISAPPOINTMENT, HEARTACHE, BUT
  • 00:19:36.220 --> 00:19:38.080
  • HE DIDN'T NAME HIS FUTURE BASED
  • 00:19:38.080 --> 00:19:40.120
  • ON HIS PAST.
  • 00:19:40.120 --> 00:19:42.080
  • HE SAID, "I AM CONFIDENT I WILL
  • 00:19:42.080 --> 00:19:44.070
  • SEE THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN THE
  • 00:19:44.070 --> 00:19:46.100
  • LAND OF THE LIVING."
  • 00:19:46.100 --> 00:19:48.130
  • THAT'S MY PRAYER FOR YOU THAT
  • 00:19:48.130 --> 00:19:50.010
  • YOU WILL BE CONFIDENT THAT YOUR
  • 00:19:50.010 --> 00:19:51.230
  • BEST DAYS ARE STILL UP AHEAD,
  • 00:19:51.230 --> 00:19:54.010
  • CONFIDENT THAT GOD HAS SHIFTED
  • 00:19:54.010 --> 00:19:55.120
  • THINGS IN YOUR FAVOR, CONFIDENT
  • 00:19:55.120 --> 00:19:57.130
  • THAT YOUR DREAMS WILL COME TO
  • 00:19:57.130 --> 00:19:58.160
  • PASS.
  • 00:19:58.160 --> 00:19:59.290
  • ISAIAH PUT IT THIS WAY, "ARISE
  • 00:19:59.290 --> 00:20:01.230
  • AND SHINE FOR THE GLORY OF THE
  • 00:20:01.230 --> 00:20:03.270
  • LORD IS UPON YOU." IT DOESN'T
  • 00:20:03.270 --> 00:20:06.070
  • SAY, "THE GLORY IS GOING TO
  • 00:20:06.070 --> 00:20:08.090
  • COME ON YOU ONE DAY."
  • 00:20:08.090 --> 00:20:11.010
  • MAYBE NEXT YEAR IF BUSINESS
  • 00:20:11.010 --> 00:20:12.150
  • PICKS UP. MAYBE IN THE FUTURE
  • 00:20:12.150 --> 00:20:14.090
  • IF YOU GET THAT GOOD BREAK.
  • 00:20:14.090 --> 00:20:16.090
  • NO, IT SAYS, "THE GLORY OF THE
  • 00:20:16.090 --> 00:20:17.250
  • LORD IS ALREADY ON YOU."
  • 00:20:18.050 --> 00:20:21.050
  • THAT WORD "GLORY" IN THE
  • 00:20:21.050 --> 00:20:22.120
  • ORIGINAL LANGUAGE IMPLIES
  • 00:20:22.120 --> 00:20:24.100
  • GOD'S FAVOR, GOD'S SPLENDOR AND
  • 00:20:24.100 --> 00:20:26.200
  • GOD'S HONOR IS HEAVY ON YOU.
  • 00:20:27.160 --> 00:20:30.160
  • THERE IS AN EMPHASIS ON HEAVY.
  • 00:20:30.160 --> 00:20:32.250
  • REMEMBER THE OLD DAYS?
  • 00:20:32.250 --> 00:20:33.240
  • HIPPIES USED TO SAY,
  • 00:20:33.240 --> 00:20:34.200
  • "HEAVY, MAN. HEAVY." (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:20:34.200 --> 00:20:37.040
  • LET ME TELL YOU. BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:20:37.040 --> 00:20:38.020
  • ARE HONORING GOD YOU ARE HEAVY
  • 00:20:38.020 --> 00:20:39.090
  • WITH FAVOR. YOU ARE DRIPPING
  • 00:20:39.090 --> 00:20:41.080
  • WITH GOD'S GOODNESS. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:42.080 --> 00:20:45.080
  • SEE, WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE
  • 00:20:45.080 --> 00:20:46.170
  • HEAVY WITH TRIALS, HEAVY WITH
  • 00:20:46.170 --> 00:20:48.090
  • DIFFICULTIES, WEIGHTED DOWN WITH
  • 00:20:48.090 --> 00:20:50.050
  • WORRY.
  • 00:20:50.050 --> 00:20:51.120
  • NO, THE ONLY THING THAT IS
  • 00:20:51.120 --> 00:20:52.170
  • SUPPOSED TO BE HEAVY ON YOU IS
  • 00:20:52.170 --> 00:20:54.050
  • GOD'S FAVOR. WHEN YOU GET UP IN
  • 00:20:54.050 --> 00:20:55.260
  • THE MORNING HAVE THE RIGHT
  • 00:20:55.260 --> 00:20:57.110
  • PERSPECTIVE. YOU HAVE AN
  • 00:20:57.110 --> 00:20:59.040
  • ADVANTAGE. GOD HAS PUT
  • 00:20:59.040 --> 00:21:00.240
  • SOMETHING ON YOU THAT CAUSES
  • 00:21:00.240 --> 00:21:02.150
  • YOU TO STAND OUT IN THE CROWD.
  • 00:21:02.150 --> 00:21:05.090
  • IT CAUSES OPPORTUNITY, GOOD
  • 00:21:05.090 --> 00:21:06.290
  • BREAKS, HEALING; THE RIGHT
  • 00:21:06.290 --> 00:21:08.120
  • PEOPLE TO TRACK YOU DOWN.
  • 00:21:08.120 --> 00:21:10.260
  • YOU ARE NOT A LIGHTWEIGHT.
  • 00:21:10.260 --> 00:21:12.160
  • YOU ARE HEAVY WITH GOD'S FAVOR.
  • 00:21:12.160 --> 00:21:15.050
  • I TALKED TO A LADY IN THE LOBBY
  • 00:21:15.050 --> 00:21:16.100
  • A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.
  • 00:21:16.100 --> 00:21:18.000
  • SHE ASKED ME TO SIGN HER BIBLE.
  • 00:21:18.000 --> 00:21:20.010
  • IT'S ONE OF THE BIBLES THAT WE
  • 00:21:20.010 --> 00:21:21.030
  • GIVE AWAY TO GRADUATES.
  • 00:21:21.030 --> 00:21:22.280
  • SHE LOOKED TO BE IN HER EARLY
  • 00:21:22.280 --> 00:21:24.040
  • 50'S. I ASKED HER IF IT WAS FOR
  • 00:21:24.040 --> 00:21:25.270
  • HER SON OR HER DAUGHTER.
  • 00:21:25.270 --> 00:21:27.210
  • SHE SMILED AND SAID, "NO, IT'S
  • 00:21:27.210 --> 00:21:28.240
  • FOR ME. I JUST GRADUATED FROM
  • 00:21:28.240 --> 00:21:30.280
  • COLLEGE."
  • 00:21:30.280 --> 00:21:32.120
  • SHE TOLD HOW SHE WAS THE FIRST
  • 00:21:32.120 --> 00:21:33.230
  • ONE IN HER FAMILY FOR AS FAR
  • 00:21:33.230 --> 00:21:35.190
  • BACK AS SHE COULD SEE TO EVER
  • 00:21:35.190 --> 00:21:38.020
  • GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE.
  • 00:21:38.020 --> 00:21:39.270
  • THERE WAS A LOT OF MEDIOCRITY
  • 00:21:39.270 --> 00:21:42.050
  • AND DYSFUNCTION IN HER FAMILY.
  • 00:21:42.050 --> 00:21:44.100
  • SHE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO, ALWAYS
  • 00:21:44.100 --> 00:21:45.150
  • HAD THE DESIRE, BUT ANY TIME SHE
  • 00:21:45.150 --> 00:21:47.070
  • TRIED SOMETHING HELD HER BACK.
  • 00:21:47.070 --> 00:21:49.140
  • AT THE AGE OF 40 IT LOOKED LIKE
  • 00:21:49.140 --> 00:21:51.150
  • IT WAS TOO LATE. SHE HAD
  • 00:21:51.150 --> 00:21:52.230
  • CHILDREN TO RAISE, COULDN'T GET
  • 00:21:52.230 --> 00:21:54.140
  • OFF WORK, DIDN'T HAVE THE EXTRA
  • 00:21:54.140 --> 00:21:56.070
  • FINANCES. ALL THE ODDS WERE
  • 00:21:56.070 --> 00:21:58.120
  • AGAINST HER. MOST PEOPLE WOULD
  • 00:21:58.120 --> 00:22:00.180
  • HAVE GIVEN UP AND THOUGHT,
  • 00:22:00.180 --> 00:22:01.210
  • "WELL, TOO BAD." NOT THIS LADY.
  • 00:22:01.210 --> 00:22:03.160
  • SHE KEPT BELIEVING, KEPT
  • 00:22:03.160 --> 00:22:04.190
  • PRAYING, KNOWING THAT SHE WAS
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  • HEAVY WITH GOD'S FAVOR.
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  • ONE DAY HER EMPLOYER
  • 00:22:07.190 --> 00:22:09.200
  • UNEXPECTEDLY CALLED HER IN AND
  • 00:22:09.200 --> 00:22:11.270
  • SAID, "WE HEARD YOU WANT TO GO
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  • TO COLLEGE. WE'VE DECIDED THAT
  • 00:22:13.260 --> 00:22:15.150
  • WE WILL PAY FOR YOUR TUITION
  • 00:22:15.150 --> 00:22:18.000
  • PLUS WE WILL LET YOU TAKE OFF
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  • OF WORK AND GO TO CLASS
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  • WHENEVER YOU NEED TO."
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  • THAT'S HEAVY FAVOR. IT'S ONE
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  • THING- (APPLAUSE) -TO HAVE A
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  • FREE TUITION BUT SHE BASICALLY
  • 00:22:28.210 --> 00:22:30.290
  • GOT PAID TO GO TO COLLEGE.
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  • SHE NOT ONLY GOT HER BACHELOR'S
  • 00:22:34.020 --> 00:22:35.120
  • DEGREE, SHE GOT HER MASTER'S
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  • DEGREE.
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  • FRIENDS, THIS IS YOUR TIME.
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  • THIS IS YOUR MOMENT. YOU ARE
  • 00:22:40.000 --> 00:22:42.030
  • HEAVY WITH FAVOR.
  • 00:22:42.030 --> 00:22:44.000
  • THE PROPHET JOEL SAID, "WAKE UP
  • 00:22:44.000 --> 00:22:45.040
  • THE MIGHTY MEN. WAKE UP THE
  • 00:22:45.040 --> 00:22:46.230
  • MIGHTY WOMEN."
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  • THAT'S WHO I'M SPEAKING TO
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  • TODAY. GOD HAS EQUIPPED YOU,
  • 00:22:49.240 --> 00:22:51.260
  • EMPOWERED YOU AND ANOINTED YOU.
  • 00:22:51.260 --> 00:22:53.290
  • NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST YOU CAN
  • 00:22:53.290 --> 00:22:55.220
  • PROSPER. NOW PAY NO MIND TO THE
  • 00:22:55.220 --> 00:22:57.220
  • PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO
  • 00:22:57.220 --> 00:22:59.040
  • DISCOURAGE YOU. GOD DIDN'T PUT
  • 00:22:59.040 --> 00:23:02.060
  • THE PROMISE IN THEM. HE PUT THE
  • 00:23:02.060 --> 00:23:03.020
  • PROMISE IN YOU. WHAT GOD
  • 00:23:03.020 --> 00:23:04.210
  • STARTED IN YOUR LIFE HE WILL
  • 00:23:04.210 --> 00:23:06.070
  • FINISH. YOU MAY BE IN A
  • 00:23:06.070 --> 00:23:08.010
  • DIFFICULT SEASON. JUST KEEP ON
  • 00:23:08.010 --> 00:23:09.220
  • SHINING.
  • 00:23:09.220 --> 00:23:11.080
  • LIKE THE ISRAELITES, THE MORE
  • 00:23:11.080 --> 00:23:12.190
  • DIFFICULT IT IS THE MORE GOD IS
  • 00:23:12.190 --> 00:23:14.130
  • GOING TO MULTIPLY YOU. YOU'RE
  • 00:23:14.130 --> 00:23:15.280
  • NOT GOING TO COME OUT THE SAME.
  • 00:23:15.280 --> 00:23:17.250
  • YOU'RE GOING TO COME OUT
  • 00:23:17.250 --> 00:23:18.290
  • INCREASED, PROMOTED, BETTER THAN
  • 00:23:18.290 --> 00:23:20.130
  • YOU WERE BEFORE. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:20.130 --> 00:23:23.050
  • LAST WEEK WOULD HAVE BEEN MY
  • 00:23:23.050 --> 00:23:24.070
  • FATHER'S 92nd BIRTHDAY. MY DAD
  • 00:23:24.070 --> 00:23:26.170
  • WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD IN
  • 00:23:26.170 --> 00:23:28.090
  • 1999 AT THE AGE OF 77.
  • 00:23:28.110 --> 00:23:31.110
  • I WAS REFLECTING BACK OVER THE
  • 00:23:31.110 --> 00:23:33.060
  • LAST FOURTEEN YEARS AND THINKING
  • 00:23:33.060 --> 00:23:35.010
  • ABOUT ALL THE THINGS GOD HAS
  • 00:23:35.010 --> 00:23:36.120
  • DONE IN MY LIFE. I NEVER
  • 00:23:36.120 --> 00:23:38.060
  • DREAMED I WOULD BE HERE TODAY.
  • 00:23:38.060 --> 00:23:40.060
  • I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD
  • 00:23:40.060 --> 00:23:41.160
  • MINISTER. I NEVER IMAGINED WE
  • 00:23:41.160 --> 00:23:42.270
  • WOULD HAVE THE FORMER COMPAQ
  • 00:23:42.270 --> 00:23:44.110
  • CENTER AS OUR CHURCH. GOD HAS
  • 00:23:44.110 --> 00:23:46.040
  • DONE MORE THAN I CAN EVEN ASK
  • 00:23:46.040 --> 00:23:48.030
  • OR THINK. I HAVE SEEN HIS
  • 00:23:48.030 --> 00:23:49.200
  • WONDERS. BUT THE TRUTH IS I'M
  • 00:23:49.200 --> 00:23:52.100
  • NOT THE MOST TALENTED, NOT THE
  • 00:23:52.100 --> 00:23:54.070
  • MOST DYNAMIC, BUT ONE THING I'M
  • 00:23:54.070 --> 00:23:56.160
  • GOOD AT IS STAYING IN THE DEEP
  • 00:23:56.160 --> 00:23:58.290
  • WATERS, NOT LETTING THINGS
  • 00:23:58.290 --> 00:24:00.230
  • BOTHER ME, NOT FIGHTING BATTLES
  • 00:24:00.230 --> 00:24:03.080
  • THAT DON'T MATTER, NOT NAMING MY
  • 00:24:03.080 --> 00:24:05.030
  • FUTURE BASED ON THE PAST.
  • 00:24:05.030 --> 00:24:07.190
  • BELIEVING THAT I'M HEAVY WITH
  • 00:24:07.190 --> 00:24:09.120
  • FAVOR. SIMPLE THINGS.
  • 00:24:09.120 --> 00:24:11.260
  • BUT WHEN YOU HONOR GOD LIKE THAT
  • 00:24:11.260 --> 00:24:13.270
  • HE WILL MAKE MORE OUT OF YOUR
  • 00:24:13.270 --> 00:24:15.240
  • LIFE THAN YOU EVER IMAGINED.
  • 00:24:15.240 --> 00:24:18.050
  • I'M ASKING YOU TO STAY IN THE
  • 00:24:18.050 --> 00:24:20.080
  • DEEP WATERS. SHAKE OFF THE
  • 00:24:20.080 --> 00:24:21.280
  • DISCOURAGEMENT. SHAKE OFF THE
  • 00:24:21.280 --> 00:24:24.040
  • OFFENSE. SHAKE OFF LITTLE
  • 00:24:24.040 --> 00:24:26.010
  • DREAMS. BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:24:26.010 --> 00:24:28.040
  • HEAVY WITH FAVOR. BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:24:28.040 --> 00:24:30.110
  • YOUR BEST DAYS ARE STILL OUT IN
  • 00:24:30.110 --> 00:24:31.280
  • FRONT OF YOU. IF YOU WILL STAY
  • 00:24:31.280 --> 00:24:33.170
  • IN THE DEEP WATERS, I'M A
  • 00:24:33.170 --> 00:24:35.090
  • LIVING TESTIMONY; YOU WILL SEE
  • 00:24:35.090 --> 00:24:37.120
  • THE WONDERS OF GOD. GOD WILL
  • 00:24:37.120 --> 00:24:39.210
  • OPEN DOORS THAT NO MAN CAN
  • 00:24:39.210 --> 00:24:41.150
  • SHUT. GOD WILL TAKE YOU WHERE
  • 00:24:41.150 --> 00:24:43.010
  • YOU COULD NOT GO ON YOUR OWN.
  • 00:24:43.010 --> 00:24:45.000
  • HE WILL FIGHT YOUR BATTLES.
  • 00:24:45.000 --> 00:24:46.060
  • HE WILL MAKE YOUR WRONGS, RIGHT.
  • 00:24:46.060 --> 00:24:47.290
  • I BELIEVE AND DECLARE YOU WILL
  • 00:24:47.290 --> 00:24:49.160
  • OVERCOME EVERY OBSTACLE, DEFEAT
  • 00:24:49.160 --> 00:24:51.120
  • EVERY ENEMY AND BECOME
  • 00:24:51.120 --> 00:24:53.050
  • EVERYTHING THAT GOD HAS CREATED
  • 00:24:53.050 --> 00:24:54.250
  • YOU TO BE. IN JESUS' NAME.
  • 00:24:54.250 --> 00:24:56.150
  • IF YOU RECEIVE IT CAN YOU SAY,
  • 00:24:56.150 --> 00:24:58.090
  • "AMEN" TODAY? (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:24:58.170 --> 00:25:01.190
  • WE NEVER LIKE TO CLOSE OUR
  • 00:25:01.190 --> 00:25:02.220
  • BROADCAST WITHOUT GIVING YOU
  • 00:25:02.220 --> 00:25:03.260
  • AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:25:03.260 --> 00:25:05.040
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:05.040 --> 00:25:06.230
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:06.230 --> 00:25:08.050
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, I REPENT
  • 00:25:08.050 --> 00:25:10.160
  • OF MY SINS. COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:10.160 --> 00:25:13.140
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."
  • 00:25:14.270 --> 00:25:17.270
  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:25:17.270 --> 00:25:18.220
  • SIMPLE PRAYER WE BELIEVE YOU GOT
  • 00:25:18.220 --> 00:25:20.000
  • BORN AGAIN. GET IN A GOOD
  • 00:25:20.000 --> 00:25:21.090
  • BIBLE-BASED CHURCH. KEEP GOD
  • 00:25:21.090 --> 00:25:23.000
  • FIRST PLACE. HE IS GOING TO
  • 00:25:23.000 --> 00:25:24.250
  • TAKE YOU PLACES THAT YOU'VE
  • 00:25:24.250 --> 00:25:26.080
  • NEVER DREAMED OF.
  • 00:25:26.080 --> 00:25:27.070
  • > ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:25:28.040 --> 00:25:29.180
  • YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY
  • 00:25:29.180 --> 00:25:30.140
  • THIS MONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA
  • 00:25:30.140 --> 00:25:32.150
  • WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY
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  • OF JOEL'S NEW SERIES,
  • 00:25:33.270 --> 00:25:35.150
  • "SUCCESS IN EVERY SEASON".
  • 00:25:35.150 --> 00:25:38.040
  • IN THIS INSPIRATIONAL 4-PART
  • 00:25:38.040 --> 00:25:39.230
  • SERIES, JOEL OSTEEN SHOWS
  • 00:25:39.230 --> 00:25:41.120
  • YOU HOW TO RELEASE YOUR
  • 00:25:41.120 --> 00:25:42.150
  • FAITH AND STAND ON GOD'S
  • 00:25:42.150 --> 00:25:44.040
  • PROMISES. GOD'S TIMING IS
  • 00:25:44.040 --> 00:25:46.180
  • PERFECT. HE DOESN'T HAVE TO
  • 00:25:46.180 --> 00:25:48.020
  • WAIT FOR PERFECT CONDITIONS.
  • 00:25:48.020 --> 00:25:49.290
  • YOU CAN HAVE SUCCESS IN
  • 00:25:49.290 --> 00:25:51.190
  • EVERY SEASON. GET READY
  • 00:25:51.190 --> 00:25:53.270
  • TO RECEIVE POWERFUL
  • 00:25:53.270 --> 00:25:55.030
  • ENCOURAGEMENT.
  • 00:25:55.030 --> 00:25:56.020
  • > VICTORIA: GOD DOESN'T
  • 00:25:56.020 --> 00:25:56.240
  • WASTE ANYTHING WE GO
  • 00:25:56.240 --> 00:25:57.170
  • THROUGH. WE ALL EXPERIENCE
  • 00:25:57.170 --> 00:25:58.250
  • HARDSHIPS, THINGS WE DON'T
  • 00:25:58.250 --> 00:26:00.130
  • UNDERSTAND. BUT GOD KNOWS
  • 00:26:00.130 --> 00:26:02.100
  • HOW TO USE THEM TO OUR
  • 00:26:02.100 --> 00:26:03.210
  • ADVANTAGE. STIR UP YOUR
  • 00:26:03.210 --> 00:26:05.060
  • FAITH. GOD IS USING EVERY
  • 00:26:05.060 --> 00:26:07.060
  • SEASON TO POSITION YOU FOR
  • 00:26:07.060 --> 00:26:08.200
  • SUCCESS.
  • 00:26:08.200 --> 00:26:09.290
  • > JOEL: YOUR BEST DAYS ARE
  • 00:26:09.290 --> 00:26:10.190
  • STILL IN FRONT OF YOU. GOD
  • 00:26:10.190 --> 00:26:12.000
  • KNOWS HOW TO GIVE YOU BEAUTY
  • 00:26:12.000 --> 00:26:13.090
  • FOR ASHES. REQUEST THIS
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  • RESOURCE. IT WILL STRENGTHEN
  • 00:26:14.260 --> 00:26:16.030
  • YOUR FAITH FOR EVERY SEASON.
  • 00:26:16.030 --> 00:26:18.250
  • > ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY
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  • OF "SUCCESS IN EVERY
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  • SEASON" AT JOELOSTEEN.COM
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  • OR CALL (800) 565-0772.
  • 00:26:25.240 --> 00:26:28.240
  • > JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT IS
  • 00:26:28.240 --> 00:26:29.170
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUND
  • 00:26:29.170 --> 00:26:30.190
  • THE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCH
  • 00:26:30.190 --> 00:26:32.190
  • FOR YOUR PRAYER AND YOUR
  • 00:26:32.190 --> 00:26:33.050
  • GENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPING
  • 00:26:33.050 --> 00:26:35.170
  • TO CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES.
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  • AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO
  • 00:26:37.190 --> 00:26:38.270
  • THE CHAMPION OF HOPE PARTNERS
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  • FOR ALL YOU DO TO MAKE THE
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  • MINISTRY POSSIBLE.
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  • WE'D LOVE TO CONNECT WITH
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  • 00:26:58.240 --> 00:27:00.060
  • ANYTHING THAT YOU'RE FACING.
  • 00:27:00.060 --> 00:27:02.010
  • RIGHT NOW HE IS FIGHTING
  • 00:27:02.010 --> 00:27:03.120
  • YOUR BATTLES, PUSHING BACK
  • 00:27:03.120 --> 00:27:04.240
  • FORCES OF DARKNESS. YOUR
  • 00:27:04.240 --> 00:27:06.190
  • BEST DAYS ARE STILL IN
  • 00:27:06.190 --> 00:27:08.020
  • FRONT OF YOU.
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  • FOR YOU. HAVE A BLESSED
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