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August 10, 2020
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: MAY GOD
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: MAY GODBLESS YOU.
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  • BLESS YOU.IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOURHOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER
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  • HOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVERIN OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BY
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  • IN OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BYAND BE A PART OF ONE
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  • AND BE A PART OF ONEOF OUR SERVICES.
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  • OF OUR SERVICES.THESE ARE THE FINEST PEOPLE
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  • THESE ARE THE FINEST PEOPLEIN ALL OF HOUSTON, TEXAS,
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  • IN ALL OF HOUSTON, TEXAS,RIGHT HERE AT LAKEWOOD,
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  • RIGHT HERE AT LAKEWOOD,BUT THANKS FOR BEING
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  • BUT THANKS FOR BEINGWITH US TODAY.
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  • WITH US TODAY.I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • I LIKE TO START WITHSOMETHING FUNNY,
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY,AND I HEARD ABOUT THIS MAN.
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  • AND I HEARD ABOUT THIS MAN.HE SAID, "I'VE READ SO MANY
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  • HE SAID, "I'VE READ SO MANYTERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT HOW BAD
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  • TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT HOW BADEATING SUGAR AND JUNK FOOD
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  • EATING SUGAR AND JUNK FOODIS FOR YOU.
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  • IS FOR YOU.I'VE MADE A FIRM
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  • I'VE MADE A FIRMNEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION:
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  • NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION:NO MORE READING."
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  • NO MORE READING."SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYSI CAN DO.
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  • I CAN DO.TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHTTHE WORD OF GOD.
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  • THE WORD OF GOD.I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND IS
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND ISALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE,
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  • ALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE,I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAYABOUT "THE GOD WHO EXCEEDS
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  • ABOUT "THE GOD WHO EXCEEDSEXPECTATIONS."
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  • EXPECTATIONS."WE ALL HAVE THINGS
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  • WE ALL HAVE THINGSTHAT WE'RE BELIEVING FOR,
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  • THAT WE'RE BELIEVING FOR,DREAMS TO COME TO PASS,
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  • DREAMS TO COME TO PASS,PROBLEMS TO TURN AROUND.
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  • PROBLEMS TO TURN AROUND.WE'D BE HAPPY IF THEY WORKED
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  • WE'D BE HAPPY IF THEY WORKEDOUT OUR WAY, BUT SOMETIMES
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  • OUT OUR WAY, BUT SOMETIMESWHAT WE HAVE IN MIND IS NOT
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  • WHAT WE HAVE IN MIND IS NOTGOD'S BEST.
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  • GOD'S BEST.WE THINK ORDINARY, GOD THINKS
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  • WE THINK ORDINARY, GOD THINKSEXTRAORDINARY.
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  • EXTRAORDINARY.WE THINK, "LET ME HAVE ENOUGH
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  • WE THINK, "LET ME HAVE ENOUGHTO GET BY," GOD THINKS
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  • TO GET BY," GOD THINKSABUNDANCE.
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  • ABUNDANCE.WE THINK, "LET ME MANAGE THIS
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  • WE THINK, "LET ME MANAGE THISADDICTION," GOD THINKS
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  • ADDICTION," GOD THINKSFREEDOM.
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  • FREEDOM.WE'RE ASKING FOR THE POSSIBLE
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  • WE'RE ASKING FOR THE POSSIBLEWHEN GOD WANTS TO DO THE
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  • WHEN GOD WANTS TO DO THEIMPOSSIBLE.
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  • IMPOSSIBLE.HE SPECIALIZES IN EXCEEDING
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  • HE SPECIALIZES IN EXCEEDINGOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND WHAT HE
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  • OUR EXPECTATIONS, AND WHAT HEHAS IN STORE FOR YOU IS
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  • HAS IN STORE FOR YOU ISBIGGER, MORE REWARDING, MORE
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  • BIGGER, MORE REWARDING, MOREFULFILLING THAN YOU CAN
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  • FULFILLING THAN YOU CANIMAGINE.
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  • IMAGINE.PAUL SAID IN EPHESIANS GOD IS
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  • PAUL SAID IN EPHESIANS GOD ISABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY
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  • ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLYABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL WE CAN
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  • ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL WE CANASK OR THINK, AND I BELIEVE
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  • ASK OR THINK, AND I BELIEVETHIS IS GOING TO BE A YEAR
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  • THIS IS GOING TO BE A YEARWHERE GOD EXCEEDS YOUR
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  • WHERE GOD EXCEEDS YOUREXPECTATIONS.
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  • EXPECTATIONS.HE'S NOT GOING TO DO WHAT
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  • HE'S NOT GOING TO DO WHATYOU'RE ASKING FOR, HE'S GOING
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  • YOU'RE ASKING FOR, HE'S GOINGTO EXCEED IT.
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  • TO EXCEED IT.HE'S GOING TO OPEN DOORS YOU
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  • HE'S GOING TO OPEN DOORS YOUNEVER DREAMED WOULD OPEN.
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  • NEVER DREAMED WOULD OPEN.HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU
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  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOUFURTHER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.
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  • FURTHER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.YOU'RE GOING TO LOOK BACK AND
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO LOOK BACK ANDTHINK, "I NEVER DREAMED I'D
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  • THINK, "I NEVER DREAMED I'DBE THIS BLESSED, NEVER
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  • BE THIS BLESSED, NEVERDREAMED I'D HAVE THIS
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  • DREAMED I'D HAVE THISPOSITION, NEVER DREAMED I'D
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  • POSITION, NEVER DREAMED I'DMARRY SOMEBODY THIS GREAT."
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  • MARRY SOMEBODY THIS GREAT."GET READY.
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  • GET READY.GOD IS ABOUT TO EXCEED YOUR
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  • GOD IS ABOUT TO EXCEED YOUREXPECTATIONS.
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  • EXPECTATIONS.HE'S GOING TO MAKE THINGS
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  • HE'S GOING TO MAKE THINGSHAPPEN THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE
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  • HAPPEN THAT YOU DIDN'T SEECOMING.
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  • COMING.YOU DIDN'T DESERVE IT, YOU
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  • YOU DIDN'T DESERVE IT, YOUDIDN'T WORK FOR IT.
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  • DIDN'T WORK FOR IT.IT'S JUST THE GOODNESS OF GOD
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  • IT'S JUST THE GOODNESS OF GODSHOWING FAVOR ON YOUR LIFE.
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  • SHOWING FAVOR ON YOUR LIFE.THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO A
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  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO AMAN IN ACTS CHAPTER 3.
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  • MAN IN ACTS CHAPTER 3.HE'D BEEN CRIPPLED HIS WHOLE
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  • HE'D BEEN CRIPPLED HIS WHOLELIFE AND EVERY DAY HIS FAMILY
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  • LIFE AND EVERY DAY HIS FAMILYWOULD CARRY HIM TO THE TEMPLE
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  • WOULD CARRY HIM TO THE TEMPLEAND SET HIM OUTSIDE BY THE
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  • AND SET HIM OUTSIDE BY THEGATE.
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  • GATE.AS PEOPLE CAME IN, HE WOULD
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  • AS PEOPLE CAME IN, HE WOULDASK THEM FOR MONEY.
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  • ASK THEM FOR MONEY.HE WAS 40 YEARS OLD AND HAD
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  • HE WAS 40 YEARS OLD AND HADDONE THIS HIS WHOLE LIFE, DAY
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  • DONE THIS HIS WHOLE LIFE, DAYAFTER DAY.
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  • AFTER DAY.HE KNEW THE ROUTINE.
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  • HE KNEW THE ROUTINE.PEOPLE WOULD COME IN, HE
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  • PEOPLE WOULD COME IN, HEWOULD BEG FOR MONEY, AND HERE
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  • WOULD BEG FOR MONEY, AND HEREAND THERE THEY WOULD THROW
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  • AND THERE THEY WOULD THROWSOME COINS IN HIS BAG.
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  • SOME COINS IN HIS BAG.THIS IS HOW HE SURVIVED.
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  • THIS IS HOW HE SURVIVED.ONE DAY, PETER AND JOHN CAME
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  • ONE DAY, PETER AND JOHN CAMETO THE TEMPLE.
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  • TO THE TEMPLE.THE MAN WENT THROUGH HIS SAME
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  • THE MAN WENT THROUGH HIS SAMESPEECH, "CAN YOU SPARE SOME
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  • SPEECH, "CAN YOU SPARE SOMECHANGE?
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  • CHANGE?WILL YOU HELP ME OUT?"
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  • WILL YOU HELP ME OUT?"MOST PEOPLE IGNORED HIM AND
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  • MOST PEOPLE IGNORED HIM ANDKEPT WALKING, BUT PETER
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  • KEPT WALKING, BUT PETERSTOPPED AND SAID TO THE MAN,
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  • STOPPED AND SAID TO THE MAN,"LOOK AT US."
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  • "LOOK AT US."THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THE MAN
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THE MANLOOKED UP EXPECTING TO
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  • LOOKED UP EXPECTING TORECEIVE A GIFT.
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  • RECEIVE A GIFT.I CAN SEE HIM HOLD HIS BAG
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  • I CAN SEE HIM HOLD HIS BAGOUT, THINKING THEY WERE GOING
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  • OUT, THINKING THEY WERE GOINGTO THROW SOME COINS IN, BUT
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  • TO THROW SOME COINS IN, BUTPETER SAID, "I DON'T HAVE ANY
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  • PETER SAID, "I DON'T HAVE ANYSILVER OR GOLD FOR YOU, BUT I
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  • SILVER OR GOLD FOR YOU, BUT IHAVE SOMETHING BETTER.
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  • HAVE SOMETHING BETTER.IN THE NAME OF JESUS RISE AND
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  • IN THE NAME OF JESUS RISE ANDWALK."
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  • WALK."PETER TOOK HIM BY THE HAND,
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  • PETER TOOK HIM BY THE HAND,PULLED HIM UP, AND INSTANTLY
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  • PULLED HIM UP, AND INSTANTLYHE WAS HEALED.
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  • HE WAS HEALED.HE STARTED WALKING.
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  • HE STARTED WALKING.HE WAS SO EXCITED, HE TOOK
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  • HE WAS SO EXCITED, HE TOOKOFF RUNNING, LEAPING,
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  • OFF RUNNING, LEAPING,THINKING GOD, BUT NOTICE THE
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  • THINKING GOD, BUT NOTICE THEMAN WAS EXPECTING A FEW
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  • MAN WAS EXPECTING A FEWCOINS.
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  • COINS.HE WAS EXPECTING THE
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  • HE WAS EXPECTING THEORDINARY, THE SAME THING
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  • ORDINARY, THE SAME THINGTHAT HAD HAPPENED
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  • THAT HAD HAPPENEDTHE LAST 40 YEARS,
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  • THE LAST 40 YEARS,BUT GOD SHOWED UP AND
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  • BUT GOD SHOWED UP ANDEXCEEDED HIS EXPECTATIONS.
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  • EXCEEDED HIS EXPECTATIONS.HE DIDN'T SEE IT COMING.
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  • HE DIDN'T SEE IT COMING.HE THOUGHT HE WOULD HAVE TO
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  • HE THOUGHT HE WOULD HAVE TOLAY BY THAT GATE AND BEG THE
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  • LAY BY THAT GATE AND BEG THEREST OF HIS LIFE, BUT ONE
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  • REST OF HIS LIFE, BUT ONEMOMENT OF FAVOR, ONE EXCEEDED
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  • MOMENT OF FAVOR, ONE EXCEEDEDEXPECTATION THRUST HIM
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  • EXPECTATION THRUST HIMTO A NEW LEVEL,
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  • TO A NEW LEVEL,CHANGED HIS WHOLE LIFE.
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  • CHANGED HIS WHOLE LIFE.I CAN HEAR HIM SAYING,
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  • I CAN HEAR HIM SAYING,"I NEVER DREAMED
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  • "I NEVER DREAMEDI'D BE ABLE TO WALK.
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  • I'D BE ABLE TO WALK.I NEVER DREAMED I COULD RUN
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  • I NEVER DREAMED I COULD RUNAND PLAY WITH MY CHILDREN.
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  • AND PLAY WITH MY CHILDREN.I NEVER DREAMED I WOULDN'T
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  • I NEVER DREAMED I WOULDN'THAVE TO BEG THE REST
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  • HAVE TO BEG THE RESTOF MY LIFE."
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  • OF MY LIFE."GOD HAS SOME
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  • GOD HAS SOMEOF THESE I-NEVER-DREAMED
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  • OF THESE I-NEVER-DREAMEDBLESSINGS IN STORE FOR YOU.
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  • BLESSINGS IN STORE FOR YOU.YOU MAY NOT SEE
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  • YOU MAY NOT SEEHOW IT CAN HAPPEN.
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  • HOW IT CAN HAPPEN.THE MEDICAL REPORT
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  • THE MEDICAL REPORTDOESN'T LOOK GOOD.
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  • DOESN'T LOOK GOOD.YOU'VE GONE AS FAR AS YOUR
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  • YOU'VE GONE AS FAR AS YOUREDUCATION ALLOWS,
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  • EDUCATION ALLOWS,PERHAPS YOU'RE IN
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  • PERHAPS YOU'RE INA LIMITED ENVIRONMENT.
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  • A LIMITED ENVIRONMENT.THE GOOD NEWS IS NONE
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  • THE GOOD NEWS IS NONEOF THAT STOPS OUR GOD.
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  • OF THAT STOPS OUR GOD.HE CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE.
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  • HE CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE.ONE TOUCH OF HIS FAVOR WILL
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  • ONE TOUCH OF HIS FAVOR WILLCATAPULT YOU WHERE YOU COULD
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  • CATAPULT YOU WHERE YOU COULDNOT GO ON YOUR OWN.
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  • NOT GO ON YOUR OWN.LIKE PETER TOLD THE CRIPPLED
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  • LIKE PETER TOLD THE CRIPPLEDMAN, I'M TELLING YOU
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  • MAN, I'M TELLING YOURISE UP AND WALK.
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  • RISE UP AND WALK.IT'S YOUR TIME TO BE FREE,
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  • IT'S YOUR TIME TO BE FREE,IT'S YOUR TIME TO BREAK
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  • IT'S YOUR TIME TO BREAKBONDAGES, IT'S YOUR TIME
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  • BONDAGES, IT'S YOUR TIMETO GO TO NEW LEVELS,
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  • TO GO TO NEW LEVELS,AND I BELIEVE
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  • AND I BELIEVETHAT EVERY FORCE
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  • THAT EVERY FORCETHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK
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  • THAT'S HOLDING YOU BACKIS BEING BROKEN RIGHT NOW.
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  • IS BEING BROKEN RIGHT NOW.GOD IS RELEASING HEALING,
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  • GOD IS RELEASING HEALING,FAVOR, OPPORTUNITIES,
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  • FAVOR, OPPORTUNITIES,RESTORATION, FREEDOM.
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  • RESTORATION, FREEDOM.THIS IS A NEW DAY.
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  • THIS IS A NEW DAY.GOD'S DOING A NEW THING.
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  • GOD'S DOING A NEW THING.HE'S ABOUT TO EXCEED
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  • HE'S ABOUT TO EXCEEDYOUR EXPECTATIONS.
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  • YOUR EXPECTATIONS.I LOVE THE FACT THAT THIS
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  • I LOVE THE FACT THAT THISCRIPPLED MAN, EVEN THOUGH
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  • CRIPPLED MAN, EVEN THOUGHHE HAD LOW EXPECTATIONS,
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  • HE HAD LOW EXPECTATIONS,EVEN THOUGH
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  • EVEN THOUGHALL HE WAS EXPECTING
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  • ALL HE WAS EXPECTINGWAS A FEW COINS,
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  • WAS A FEW COINS,GOD DIDN'T SAY, "TOO BAD.
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  • GOD DIDN'T SAY, "TOO BAD.I HAD SOMETHING MUCH BETTER,
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  • I HAD SOMETHING MUCH BETTER,BUT YOU DON'T HAVE
  • 00:05:28.050 --> 00:05:29.051
  • BUT YOU DON'T HAVEENOUGH FAITH.
  • 00:05:29.051 --> 00:05:30.219
  • ENOUGH FAITH.I WAS GOING TO LET YOU WALK,
  • 00:05:30.219 --> 00:05:31.320
  • I WAS GOING TO LET YOU WALK,BUT YOU'RE NOT EXPECTING
  • 00:05:31.320 --> 00:05:32.422
  • BUT YOU'RE NOT EXPECTINGENOUGH."
  • 00:05:32.422 --> 00:05:34.390
  • ENOUGH."GOD IS SO MERCIFUL.
  • 00:05:34.390 --> 00:05:35.591
  • GOD IS SO MERCIFUL.EVEN WHEN WE DON'T HAVE THE
  • 00:05:35.591 --> 00:05:36.959
  • EVEN WHEN WE DON'T HAVE THEFAITH, EVEN WHEN WE THINK
  • 00:05:36.959 --> 00:05:38.761
  • FAITH, EVEN WHEN WE THINKWE'VE REACHED OUR LIMITS,
  • 00:05:38.761 --> 00:05:40.263
  • WE'VE REACHED OUR LIMITS,GOD SAYS, "THAT'S OKAY.
  • 00:05:40.263 --> 00:05:41.497
  • GOD SAYS, "THAT'S OKAY.I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU FAVOR
  • 00:05:41.497 --> 00:05:43.399
  • I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU FAVORIN SPITE OF THAT."
  • 00:05:43.399 --> 00:05:45.168
  • IN SPITE OF THAT."THE SCRIPTURE SAYS WHEN WE
  • 00:05:45.168 --> 00:05:47.036
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS WHEN WEHAVE FAITH THE SIZE OF A
  • 00:05:47.036 --> 00:05:48.971
  • HAVE FAITH THE SIZE OF AMUSTARD SEED, NOTHING IS
  • 00:05:48.971 --> 00:05:50.406
  • MUSTARD SEED, NOTHING ISIMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:05:50.406 --> 00:05:51.741
  • IMPOSSIBLE.A MUSTARD SEED IS ONE OF THE
  • 00:05:51.741 --> 00:05:53.443
  • A MUSTARD SEED IS ONE OF THESMALLEST SEEDS.
  • 00:05:53.443 --> 00:05:54.544
  • SMALLEST SEEDS.GOD COULD HAVE SAID, "IF YOU
  • 00:05:54.544 --> 00:05:55.912
  • GOD COULD HAVE SAID, "IF YOUHAVE GREAT FAITH, IF YOU
  • 00:05:55.912 --> 00:05:57.447
  • HAVE GREAT FAITH, IF YOUNEVER DOUBT, NEVER GET
  • 00:05:57.447 --> 00:05:58.648
  • NEVER DOUBT, NEVER GETDISCOURAGED, THEN I'LL DO
  • 00:05:58.648 --> 00:06:00.149
  • DISCOURAGED, THEN I'LL DOSOMETHING BIG."
  • 00:06:00.149 --> 00:06:02.084
  • SOMETHING BIG."BUT GOD KNEW THERE WILL BE
  • 00:06:02.084 --> 00:06:03.786
  • BUT GOD KNEW THERE WILL BETIMES THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE THE
  • 00:06:03.786 --> 00:06:05.788
  • TIMES THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE THEFAITH WE NEEDED TO REACH OUR
  • 00:06:05.788 --> 00:06:07.824
  • FAITH WE NEEDED TO REACH OURDESTINIES, SO HE SAID, "IF
  • 00:06:07.824 --> 00:06:10.026
  • DESTINIES, SO HE SAID, "IFYOU HAVE JUST A LITTLE BIT OF
  • 00:06:10.026 --> 00:06:12.161
  • YOU HAVE JUST A LITTLE BIT OFFAITH, THAT'S ALL YOU NEED,
  • 00:06:12.161 --> 00:06:13.563
  • FAITH, THAT'S ALL YOU NEED,THEN I'LL SHOW UP AND EXCEED
  • 00:06:13.563 --> 00:06:16.165
  • THEN I'LL SHOW UP AND EXCEEDYOUR EXPECTATIONS."
  • 00:06:16.165 --> 00:06:17.233
  • YOUR EXPECTATIONS."THE FACT THAT YOU'RE HERE
  • 00:06:17.233 --> 00:06:18.935
  • THE FACT THAT YOU'RE HERETODAY, THE FACT THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:06:18.935 --> 00:06:20.803
  • TODAY, THE FACT THAT YOU'RELISTENING, THAT TELLS ME YOU
  • 00:06:20.803 --> 00:06:23.239
  • LISTENING, THAT TELLS ME YOUAT LEAST HAVE MUSTARD-SEED
  • 00:06:23.239 --> 00:06:24.574
  • AT LEAST HAVE MUSTARD-SEEDFAITH.
  • 00:06:24.574 --> 00:06:26.342
  • FAITH.THAT MEANS YOU HAVE THE FAITH
  • 00:06:26.342 --> 00:06:28.077
  • THAT MEANS YOU HAVE THE FAITHYOU NEED FOR GOD TO SHOW OUT
  • 00:06:28.077 --> 00:06:29.512
  • YOU NEED FOR GOD TO SHOW OUTIN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:06:29.512 --> 00:06:31.013
  • IN YOUR LIFE.YOU HAVE THE FAITH FOR GOD TO
  • 00:06:31.013 --> 00:06:33.649
  • YOU HAVE THE FAITH FOR GOD TOCATAPULT YOU TO NEW LEVELS,
  • 00:06:33.649 --> 00:06:35.518
  • CATAPULT YOU TO NEW LEVELS,BUT, LIKE THIS MAN, YOU MAY
  • 00:06:35.518 --> 00:06:37.053
  • BUT, LIKE THIS MAN, YOU MAYFEEL LIKE YOU'RE STUCK, DOING
  • 00:06:37.053 --> 00:06:38.688
  • FEEL LIKE YOU'RE STUCK, DOINGTHE SAME THING.
  • 00:06:38.688 --> 00:06:39.422
  • THE SAME THING.YOU HAVE SOME KIND OF
  • 00:06:39.422 --> 00:06:40.790
  • YOU HAVE SOME KIND OFDISADVANTAGE.
  • 00:06:40.790 --> 00:06:42.258
  • DISADVANTAGE.NOW YOU'RE EXPECTING A FEW
  • 00:06:42.258 --> 00:06:44.160
  • NOW YOU'RE EXPECTING A FEWCOINS, SO TO SPEAK, EXPECTING
  • 00:06:44.160 --> 00:06:45.561
  • COINS, SO TO SPEAK, EXPECTINGTHE ORDINARY.
  • 00:06:45.561 --> 00:06:47.029
  • THE ORDINARY.THAT'S WHERE HE WAS, YET GOD
  • 00:06:47.029 --> 00:06:48.698
  • THAT'S WHERE HE WAS, YET GODSHOWED UP AND DID THE
  • 00:06:48.698 --> 00:06:51.267
  • SHOWED UP AND DID THEEXTRAORDINARY.
  • 00:06:51.267 --> 00:06:52.435
  • EXTRAORDINARY.YOU MAY HAVE A GOOD REASON TO
  • 00:06:52.435 --> 00:06:54.103
  • YOU MAY HAVE A GOOD REASON TOSETTLE WHERE YOU ARE, BUT GOD
  • 00:06:54.103 --> 00:06:56.038
  • SETTLE WHERE YOU ARE, BUT GODLOVES YOU TOO MUCH TO LET YOU
  • 00:06:56.038 --> 00:06:57.974
  • LOVES YOU TOO MUCH TO LET YOUMISS YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:06:57.974 --> 00:06:59.008
  • MISS YOUR DESTINY.IT MAY SEEM LIKE ANOTHER
  • 00:06:59.008 --> 00:07:01.611
  • IT MAY SEEM LIKE ANOTHERORDINARY YEAR, SAME THING,
  • 00:07:01.611 --> 00:07:03.079
  • ORDINARY YEAR, SAME THING,EVERYTHING LOOKS ROUTINE.
  • 00:07:03.079 --> 00:07:04.247
  • EVERYTHING LOOKS ROUTINE.NO, GET READY.
  • 00:07:04.247 --> 00:07:05.615
  • NO, GET READY.GOD IS ABOUT TO SHOW UP AND
  • 00:07:05.615 --> 00:07:07.617
  • GOD IS ABOUT TO SHOW UP ANDDO SOMETHING UNUSUAL,
  • 00:07:07.617 --> 00:07:08.451
  • DO SOMETHING UNUSUAL,SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVEN'T
  • 00:07:08.451 --> 00:07:09.485
  • SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVEN'TSEEN.
  • 00:07:09.485 --> 00:07:10.386
  • SEEN.HE'S GOING TO EXCEED YOUR
  • 00:07:10.386 --> 00:07:12.455
  • HE'S GOING TO EXCEED YOUREXPECTATION.
  • 00:07:12.455 --> 00:07:13.489
  • EXPECTATION.WHEN THE PEOPLE IN THE TEMPLE
  • 00:07:13.489 --> 00:07:15.024
  • WHEN THE PEOPLE IN THE TEMPLESAW THE CRIPPLED MAN UP
  • 00:07:15.024 --> 00:07:16.359
  • SAW THE CRIPPLED MAN UPWALKING, RUNNING, THANKING
  • 00:07:16.359 --> 00:07:17.593
  • WALKING, RUNNING, THANKINGGOD, THEY COULDN'T BELIEVE
  • 00:07:17.593 --> 00:07:18.561
  • GOD, THEY COULDN'T BELIEVEIT.
  • 00:07:18.561 --> 00:07:19.829
  • IT.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THEY WERE
  • 00:07:19.829 --> 00:07:21.597
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THEY WEREASTONISHED, AND WHAT GOD IS
  • 00:07:21.597 --> 00:07:23.933
  • ASTONISHED, AND WHAT GOD ISABOUT TO DO IN YOUR LIFE IS
  • 00:07:23.933 --> 00:07:25.902
  • ABOUT TO DO IN YOUR LIFE ISGOING TO CAUSE PEOPLE TO LOOK
  • 00:07:25.902 --> 00:07:28.371
  • GOING TO CAUSE PEOPLE TO LOOKAT YOU IN ASTONISHMENT.
  • 00:07:28.371 --> 00:07:29.238
  • AT YOU IN ASTONISHMENT.THEY'RE GOING TO THINK, "HOW
  • 00:07:29.238 --> 00:07:30.840
  • THEY'RE GOING TO THINK, "HOWCOULD YOU BE SO BLESSED?
  • 00:07:30.840 --> 00:07:32.775
  • COULD YOU BE SO BLESSED?I KNOW WHERE YOU CAME FROM."
  • 00:07:32.775 --> 00:07:33.976
  • I KNOW WHERE YOU CAME FROM.""HOW COULD YOU BE FREE WHEN
  • 00:07:33.976 --> 00:07:35.244
  • "HOW COULD YOU BE FREE WHENSO MANY AROUND YOU ARE
  • 00:07:35.244 --> 00:07:36.345
  • SO MANY AROUND YOU AREADDICTED?"
  • 00:07:36.345 --> 00:07:37.813
  • ADDICTED?""HOW COULD YOU BE SO STRONG,
  • 00:07:37.813 --> 00:07:39.615
  • "HOW COULD YOU BE SO STRONG,SO HEALTHY, SO ENERGETIC?
  • 00:07:39.615 --> 00:07:40.716
  • SO HEALTHY, SO ENERGETIC?THE MEDICAL REPORT SAID YOU
  • 00:07:40.716 --> 00:07:42.318
  • THE MEDICAL REPORT SAID YOUWEREN'T GOING TO GET WELL."
  • 00:07:42.318 --> 00:07:43.786
  • WEREN'T GOING TO GET WELL."GOD IS GOING TO MAKE YOU AN
  • 00:07:43.786 --> 00:07:46.188
  • GOD IS GOING TO MAKE YOU ANEXAMPLE OF HIS GOODNESS.
  • 00:07:46.188 --> 00:07:47.456
  • EXAMPLE OF HIS GOODNESS.WHEN HE EXCEEDS YOUR
  • 00:07:47.456 --> 00:07:48.858
  • WHEN HE EXCEEDS YOUREXPECTATIONS, PEOPLE ARE
  • 00:07:48.858 --> 00:07:50.459
  • EXPECTATIONS, PEOPLE AREGOING TO TAKE NOTICE.
  • 00:07:50.459 --> 00:07:51.527
  • GOING TO TAKE NOTICE.THEY'RE GOING TO SEE THE
  • 00:07:51.527 --> 00:07:52.962
  • THEY'RE GOING TO SEE THEFAVOR ON YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:07:52.962 --> 00:07:54.096
  • FAVOR ON YOUR LIFE.WHEN I LOOK BACK OVER MY
  • 00:07:54.096 --> 00:07:55.665
  • WHEN I LOOK BACK OVER MYLIFE, I CAN SEE TIME AND TIME
  • 00:07:55.665 --> 00:07:57.800
  • LIFE, I CAN SEE TIME AND TIMEAGAIN WERE GOD EXCEEDED MY
  • 00:07:57.800 --> 00:07:59.936
  • AGAIN WERE GOD EXCEEDED MYEXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:07:59.936 --> 00:08:02.271
  • EXPECTATIONS.I WAS 22 YEARS OLD AND SINGLE
  • 00:08:02.271 --> 00:08:04.507
  • I WAS 22 YEARS OLD AND SINGLEWHEN I WALKED INTO A JEWELRY
  • 00:08:04.507 --> 00:08:06.142
  • WHEN I WALKED INTO A JEWELRYSTORE TO BUY A BATTERY FOR MY
  • 00:08:06.142 --> 00:08:07.610
  • STORE TO BUY A BATTERY FOR MYWATCH.
  • 00:08:07.610 --> 00:08:08.844
  • WATCH.OUT WALKED THE MOST BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:08:08.844 --> 00:08:10.680
  • OUT WALKED THE MOST BEAUTIFULGIRL I'D EVER SEEN TO WAIT ON
  • 00:08:10.680 --> 00:08:11.948
  • GIRL I'D EVER SEEN TO WAIT ONME.
  • 00:08:11.948 --> 00:08:13.416
  • ME.IT WAS VICTORIA.
  • 00:08:13.416 --> 00:08:14.850
  • IT WAS VICTORIA.I HAD NEVER MET HER.
  • 00:08:14.850 --> 00:08:16.218
  • I HAD NEVER MET HER.SHE LOOKED AT MY WATCH AND
  • 00:08:16.218 --> 00:08:17.486
  • SHE LOOKED AT MY WATCH ANDSAID, "YOU NEED MORE THAN A
  • 00:08:17.486 --> 00:08:18.487
  • SAID, "YOU NEED MORE THAN ABATTERY.
  • 00:08:18.487 --> 00:08:20.056
  • BATTERY.YOU NEED A NEW WATCH.
  • 00:08:20.056 --> 00:08:21.624
  • YOU NEED A NEW WATCH.WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ONE?"
  • 00:08:21.624 --> 00:08:22.058
  • WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ONE?"I SAID, "OF COURSE,
  • 00:08:22.058 --> 00:08:23.192
  • I SAID, "OF COURSE,I WOULD."
  • 00:08:23.192 --> 00:08:24.594
  • I WOULD."I WAS SO SMITTEN WITH HER,
  • 00:08:24.594 --> 00:08:25.328
  • I WAS SO SMITTEN WITH HER,SHE COULD HAVE SOLD ME
  • 00:08:25.328 --> 00:08:26.696
  • SHE COULD HAVE SOLD MEAN ELECTRICAL PLAN.
  • 00:08:26.696 --> 00:08:28.698
  • AN ELECTRICAL PLAN.SHE PUT THAT WATCH
  • 00:08:28.698 --> 00:08:29.865
  • SHE PUT THAT WATCHON MY WRIST AND SAID,
  • 00:08:29.865 --> 00:08:31.500
  • ON MY WRIST AND SAID,"'THAT LOOKS REALLY NICE."
  • 00:08:31.500 --> 00:08:32.602
  • "'THAT LOOKS REALLY NICE."SHE CHECKED THE PRICE AND
  • 00:08:32.602 --> 00:08:33.869
  • SHE CHECKED THE PRICE ANDSAID, "IT'S LISTED FOR THIS
  • 00:08:33.869 --> 00:08:35.438
  • SAID, "IT'S LISTED FOR THISAMOUNT, BUT I CAN SELL IT
  • 00:08:35.438 --> 00:08:37.740
  • AMOUNT, BUT I CAN SELL ITTO YOU FOR HALF PRICE."
  • 00:08:37.740 --> 00:08:38.641
  • TO YOU FOR HALF PRICE."DO YOU SEE HOW BADLY
  • 00:08:38.641 --> 00:08:41.644
  • DO YOU SEE HOW BADLYSHE WANTED ME?
  • 00:08:41.644 --> 00:08:43.512
  • SHE WANTED ME?I WENT IN THERE--
  • 00:08:43.512 --> 00:08:44.480
  • I WENT IN THERE--I'M NOT LOOKING AT HER.
  • 00:08:44.480 --> 00:08:46.382
  • I'M NOT LOOKING AT HER.I WENT IN THERE TO BUY A
  • 00:08:46.382 --> 00:08:48.351
  • I WENT IN THERE TO BUY ABATTERY FOR MY WATCH, AND I
  • 00:08:48.351 --> 00:08:50.019
  • BATTERY FOR MY WATCH, AND IWALKED OUT NOT ONLY WITH A
  • 00:08:50.019 --> 00:08:52.221
  • WALKED OUT NOT ONLY WITH ANEW WATCH, BUT IN ONE SENSE I
  • 00:08:52.221 --> 00:08:54.256
  • NEW WATCH, BUT IN ONE SENSE IWALKED OUT WITH A WIFE, I
  • 00:08:54.256 --> 00:08:56.092
  • WALKED OUT WITH A WIFE, IWALKED OUT WITH TWO CHILDREN,
  • 00:08:56.092 --> 00:08:57.059
  • WALKED OUT WITH TWO CHILDREN,I WALKED OUT WITH MORE THAN
  • 00:08:57.059 --> 00:08:58.661
  • I WALKED OUT WITH MORE THANI COULD ASK OR THINK.
  • 00:08:58.661 --> 00:09:00.129
  • I COULD ASK OR THINK.VICTORIA IS AN EXCEEDED
  • 00:09:00.129 --> 00:09:02.798
  • VICTORIA IS AN EXCEEDEDEXPECTATION, AND I REMIND HER
  • 00:09:02.798 --> 00:09:04.367
  • EXPECTATION, AND I REMIND HERSHE GOT ME FOR A BARGAIN, FOR
  • 00:09:04.367 --> 00:09:07.069
  • SHE GOT ME FOR A BARGAIN, FORHALF PRICE, BUT I WOULD LOVE
  • 00:09:07.069 --> 00:09:08.471
  • HALF PRICE, BUT I WOULD LOVETO TELL YOU THAT I BELIEVED
  • 00:09:08.471 --> 00:09:10.339
  • TO TELL YOU THAT I BELIEVEDFOR ALL THE INCREASE, THE
  • 00:09:10.339 --> 00:09:12.008
  • FOR ALL THE INCREASE, THEFAVOR, THE PROMOTION, THE
  • 00:09:12.008 --> 00:09:13.876
  • FAVOR, THE PROMOTION, THECOMPAQ CENTER IS ALL MY IDEA,
  • 00:09:13.876 --> 00:09:15.444
  • COMPAQ CENTER IS ALL MY IDEA,IS BECAUSE I HAD GREAT FAITH.
  • 00:09:15.444 --> 00:09:16.879
  • IS BECAUSE I HAD GREAT FAITH.THAT'S NOT THE CASE.
  • 00:09:16.879 --> 00:09:17.947
  • THAT'S NOT THE CASE.THE COMPAQ CENTER
  • 00:09:17.947 --> 00:09:19.315
  • THE COMPAQ CENTERWASN'T MY IDEA.
  • 00:09:19.315 --> 00:09:20.616
  • WASN'T MY IDEA.THIS WAS GOD EXCEEDING
  • 00:09:20.616 --> 00:09:24.086
  • THIS WAS GOD EXCEEDINGOUR EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:09:24.086 --> 00:09:25.421
  • OUR EXPECTATIONS.I GREW UP WITH SEASON
  • 00:09:25.421 --> 00:09:26.722
  • I GREW UP WITH SEASONTICKETS, WATCHING THE ROCKETS
  • 00:09:26.722 --> 00:09:28.257
  • TICKETS, WATCHING THE ROCKETSPLAY BASKETBALL HERE.
  • 00:09:28.257 --> 00:09:29.558
  • PLAY BASKETBALL HERE.NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMS
  • 00:09:29.558 --> 00:09:31.160
  • NEVER IN MY WILDEST DREAMSWOULD I HAVE THOUGHT ONE DAY
  • 00:09:31.160 --> 00:09:33.029
  • WOULD I HAVE THOUGHT ONE DAYWE WOULD OWN THIS FACILITY,
  • 00:09:33.029 --> 00:09:33.863
  • WE WOULD OWN THIS FACILITY,AND IF YOU EVER THINK
  • 00:09:33.863 --> 00:09:35.564
  • AND IF YOU EVER THINKTHAT GOD CAN'T EXCEED
  • 00:09:35.564 --> 00:09:36.899
  • THAT GOD CAN'T EXCEEDEXPECTATIONS,
  • 00:09:36.899 --> 00:09:38.100
  • EXPECTATIONS,JUST LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:09:38.100 --> 00:09:39.435
  • JUST LOOK AROUND.YOU ARE SITTING IN AN
  • 00:09:39.435 --> 00:09:42.471
  • YOU ARE SITTING IN ANEXCEEDED EXPECTATION.
  • 00:09:42.471 --> 00:09:43.973
  • EXCEEDED EXPECTATION."WELL, JOEL,
  • 00:09:43.973 --> 00:09:45.675
  • "WELL, JOEL,I DON'T HAVE GREAT FAITH."
  • 00:09:45.675 --> 00:09:46.976
  • I DON'T HAVE GREAT FAITH."NEITHER DID I.
  • 00:09:46.976 --> 00:09:47.777
  • NEITHER DID I."ALL THE ODDS ARE
  • 00:09:47.777 --> 00:09:48.678
  • "ALL THE ODDS AREAGAINST ME."
  • 00:09:48.678 --> 00:09:49.412
  • AGAINST ME."SAME THING WITH
  • 00:09:49.412 --> 00:09:50.379
  • SAME THING WITHTHE CRIPPLED MAN.
  • 00:09:50.379 --> 00:09:51.847
  • THE CRIPPLED MAN.NONE OF THAT STOPS OUR GOD.
  • 00:09:51.847 --> 00:09:53.349
  • NONE OF THAT STOPS OUR GOD.WHEN HE EXCEEDS YOUR
  • 00:09:53.349 --> 00:09:55.217
  • WHEN HE EXCEEDS YOUREXPECTATIONS, IT'S NOT GOING
  • 00:09:55.217 --> 00:09:56.686
  • EXPECTATIONS, IT'S NOT GOINGTO BE A LITTLE EXCEEDED,
  • 00:09:56.686 --> 00:09:57.853
  • TO BE A LITTLE EXCEEDED,A LITTLE MORE THAN
  • 00:09:57.853 --> 00:09:58.854
  • A LITTLE MORE THANYOU THOUGHT,
  • 00:09:58.854 --> 00:09:59.488
  • YOU THOUGHT,A LITTLE BLESSING,
  • 00:09:59.488 --> 00:10:00.589
  • A LITTLE BLESSING,A LITTLE INCREASE.
  • 00:10:00.589 --> 00:10:02.091
  • A LITTLE INCREASE.GOD IS GOING TO EXCEED IT
  • 00:10:02.091 --> 00:10:03.693
  • GOD IS GOING TO EXCEED ITABUNDANTLY ABOVE
  • 00:10:03.693 --> 00:10:05.461
  • ABUNDANTLY ABOVEWHAT YOU'RE THINKING.
  • 00:10:05.461 --> 00:10:06.862
  • WHAT YOU'RE THINKING.HIS IDEA OF ABUNDANCE IS MORE
  • 00:10:06.862 --> 00:10:09.832
  • HIS IDEA OF ABUNDANCE IS MORETHAN WE CAN ASK OR THINK.
  • 00:10:09.832 --> 00:10:11.133
  • THAN WE CAN ASK OR THINK.WHEN I WROTE MY FIRST BOOK
  • 00:10:11.133 --> 00:10:12.935
  • WHEN I WROTE MY FIRST BOOKIN 2004, I FOUND OUT THE
  • 00:10:12.935 --> 00:10:14.503
  • IN 2004, I FOUND OUT THEPUBLISHER WAS GOING TO PRINT
  • 00:10:14.503 --> 00:10:17.406
  • PUBLISHER WAS GOING TO PRINT250.000 COPIES.
  • 00:10:17.406 --> 00:10:18.674
  • 250.000 COPIES.I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:10:18.674 --> 00:10:19.842
  • I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.I CALLED VICTORIA AND SAID,
  • 00:10:19.842 --> 00:10:21.243
  • I CALLED VICTORIA AND SAID,"THE PUBLISHER MUST HAVE
  • 00:10:21.243 --> 00:10:22.712
  • "THE PUBLISHER MUST HAVELOST THEIR MINDS.
  • 00:10:22.712 --> 00:10:23.212
  • LOST THEIR MINDS.THEY'RE MAKING
  • 00:10:23.212 --> 00:10:24.647
  • THEY'RE MAKINGA HUGE MISTAKE."
  • 00:10:24.647 --> 00:10:25.915
  • A HUGE MISTAKE."MY FATHER WOULD SELL ABOUT
  • 00:10:25.915 --> 00:10:27.850
  • MY FATHER WOULD SELL ABOUT10.000 COPIES OF EACH OF HIS
  • 00:10:27.850 --> 00:10:29.452
  • 10.000 COPIES OF EACH OF HISBOOKS, I WAS BASING IT ON
  • 00:10:29.452 --> 00:10:31.787
  • BOOKS, I WAS BASING IT ONTHAT, BUT GOD DOESN'T WANT
  • 00:10:31.787 --> 00:10:33.489
  • THAT, BUT GOD DOESN'T WANTYOU TO STAY AT THE SAME LEVEL
  • 00:10:33.489 --> 00:10:35.024
  • YOU TO STAY AT THE SAME LEVELOF YOUR PARENTS.
  • 00:10:35.024 --> 00:10:35.958
  • OF YOUR PARENTS.HE WANTS YOU TO SET
  • 00:10:35.958 --> 00:10:37.693
  • HE WANTS YOU TO SETA NEW STANDARD.
  • 00:10:37.693 --> 00:10:38.994
  • A NEW STANDARD.HE'S GOING TO EXCEED YOUR
  • 00:10:38.994 --> 00:10:41.263
  • HE'S GOING TO EXCEED YOUREXPECTATIONS IN GREATER WAYS
  • 00:10:41.263 --> 00:10:43.532
  • EXPECTATIONS IN GREATER WAYSTHAN HOW YOU WERE RAISED, AND
  • 00:10:43.532 --> 00:10:44.934
  • THAN HOW YOU WERE RAISED, ANDLIKE THAT CRIPPLED MAN, I WAS
  • 00:10:44.934 --> 00:10:46.635
  • LIKE THAT CRIPPLED MAN, I WASEXPECTING THE ORDINARY, I WAS
  • 00:10:46.635 --> 00:10:48.337
  • EXPECTING THE ORDINARY, I WASEXPECTING THE WAY I HAD GROWN
  • 00:10:48.337 --> 00:10:50.439
  • EXPECTING THE WAY I HAD GROWNUP, BUT GOD SHOWED UP
  • 00:10:50.439 --> 00:10:52.475
  • UP, BUT GOD SHOWED UPAND DID THE EXTRAORDINARY.
  • 00:10:52.475 --> 00:10:53.909
  • AND DID THE EXTRAORDINARY.HE EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONS
  • 00:10:53.909 --> 00:10:56.078
  • HE EXCEEDED MY EXPECTATIONSIN AN ABUNDANT WAY.
  • 00:10:56.078 --> 00:10:57.079
  • IN AN ABUNDANT WAY.THAT BOOK WENT ON TO SELL
  • 00:10:57.079 --> 00:10:58.314
  • THAT BOOK WENT ON TO SELLMILLIONS OF COPIES.
  • 00:10:58.314 --> 00:10:59.548
  • MILLIONS OF COPIES.HERE IS WHAT I'M SAYING: WHAT
  • 00:10:59.548 --> 00:11:01.584
  • HERE IS WHAT I'M SAYING: WHATGOD HAS IN STORE FOR YOU IS
  • 00:11:01.584 --> 00:11:03.252
  • GOD HAS IN STORE FOR YOU ISMUCH GREATER THAN YOU'VE
  • 00:11:03.252 --> 00:11:04.920
  • MUCH GREATER THAN YOU'VEIMAGINED, AND I BELIEVE
  • 00:11:04.920 --> 00:11:06.555
  • IMAGINED, AND I BELIEVESOONER THAN LATER YOU'RE
  • 00:11:06.555 --> 00:11:08.491
  • SOONER THAN LATER YOU'REGOING TO COME IN TO SOME OF
  • 00:11:08.491 --> 00:11:10.893
  • GOING TO COME IN TO SOME OFTHESE EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:11:10.893 --> 00:11:11.794
  • THESE EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS.WHY DON'T YOU PUT YOUR FAITH
  • 00:11:11.794 --> 00:11:13.195
  • WHY DON'T YOU PUT YOUR FAITHOUT THERE?
  • 00:11:13.195 --> 00:11:13.696
  • OUT THERE?INSTEAD OF THINKING,
  • 00:11:13.696 --> 00:11:14.764
  • INSTEAD OF THINKING,"OH, IT'S NOT GOING
  • 00:11:14.764 --> 00:11:15.731
  • "OH, IT'S NOT GOINGTO HAPPEN FOR ME.
  • 00:11:15.731 --> 00:11:16.499
  • TO HAPPEN FOR ME.JOEL, YOU'RE JUST TRYING
  • 00:11:16.499 --> 00:11:17.666
  • JOEL, YOU'RE JUST TRYINGTO GET MY HOPES UP."
  • 00:11:17.666 --> 00:11:19.235
  • TO GET MY HOPES UP."YOU CAN'T HAVE FAITH
  • 00:11:19.235 --> 00:11:21.170
  • GIVE GOD SOMETHING
  • 00:11:22.638 --> 00:11:23.839
  • GIVE GOD SOMETHINGTO WORK WITH.
  • 00:11:23.839 --> 00:11:24.807
  • TO WORK WITH.DARE TO SAY, "LORD, I WANT TO
  • 00:11:24.807 --> 00:11:26.275
  • DARE TO SAY, "LORD, I WANT TOTHANK YOU THAT YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:11:26.275 --> 00:11:28.844
  • THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE GOINGTO EXCEED MY EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:11:28.844 --> 00:11:29.612
  • TO EXCEED MY EXPECTATIONS.THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:11:29.612 --> 00:11:30.880
  • THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE GOINGTO TAKE ME WHERE
  • 00:11:30.880 --> 00:11:33.048
  • TO TAKE ME WHEREI COULD NOT GO ON MY OWN."
  • 00:11:33.048 --> 00:11:34.216
  • I COULD NOT GO ON MY OWN."I HEARD ABOUT THIS MAN
  • 00:11:34.216 --> 00:11:35.718
  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS MANTHAT HAD KIDNEY PROBLEMS
  • 00:11:35.718 --> 00:11:37.286
  • THAT HAD KIDNEY PROBLEMSMOST OF HIS LIFE.
  • 00:11:37.286 --> 00:11:38.154
  • MOST OF HIS LIFE.THEY CONTINUED TO GO
  • 00:11:38.154 --> 00:11:40.055
  • THEY CONTINUED TO GODOWNHILL, AND HE GOT TO THE
  • 00:11:40.055 --> 00:11:41.223
  • DOWNHILL, AND HE GOT TO THEPLACE WHERE HE NEEDED A
  • 00:11:41.223 --> 00:11:42.725
  • PLACE WHERE HE NEEDED ATRANSPLANT.
  • 00:11:42.725 --> 00:11:43.859
  • TRANSPLANT.HIS WIFE PRAYED AND BELIEVED
  • 00:11:43.859 --> 00:11:45.895
  • HIS WIFE PRAYED AND BELIEVEDTHAT SHE WOULD BE A MATCH.
  • 00:11:45.895 --> 00:11:46.962
  • THAT SHE WOULD BE A MATCH.SHE WENT IN FOR THE TEST AND
  • 00:11:46.962 --> 00:11:48.264
  • SHE WENT IN FOR THE TEST ANDFOUND OUT SHE WAS A PERFECT
  • 00:11:48.264 --> 00:11:49.598
  • FOUND OUT SHE WAS A PERFECTMATCH, AND THEY WERE BOTH SO
  • 00:11:49.598 --> 00:11:50.933
  • MATCH, AND THEY WERE BOTH SOGRATEFUL.
  • 00:11:50.933 --> 00:11:51.934
  • GRATEFUL.THEY WENT TO THE MAYO CLINIC
  • 00:11:51.934 --> 00:11:53.836
  • THEY WENT TO THE MAYO CLINICTO HAVE THE TRANSPLANT.
  • 00:11:53.836 --> 00:11:55.171
  • TO HAVE THE TRANSPLANT.WHEN THE SURGEONS OPENED UP
  • 00:11:55.171 --> 00:11:56.438
  • WHEN THE SURGEONS OPENED UPTHE WIFE TO TAKE OUT THE
  • 00:11:56.438 --> 00:11:58.140
  • THE WIFE TO TAKE OUT THEKIDNEY, THEY WERE PLEASANTLY
  • 00:11:58.140 --> 00:11:59.642
  • KIDNEY, THEY WERE PLEASANTLYSURPRISED.
  • 00:11:59.642 --> 00:12:01.277
  • SURPRISED.THEY FOUND SHE HAD THREE
  • 00:12:01.277 --> 00:12:03.746
  • THEY FOUND SHE HAD THREEKIDNEYS INSTEAD OF TWO.
  • 00:12:03.746 --> 00:12:05.447
  • KIDNEYS INSTEAD OF TWO.THIS IS VERY RARE, BUT ALL OF
  • 00:12:05.447 --> 00:12:06.982
  • THIS IS VERY RARE, BUT ALL OFHER KIDNEYS WERE PERFECTLY
  • 00:12:06.982 --> 00:12:08.017
  • HER KIDNEYS WERE PERFECTLYHEALTHY.
  • 00:12:08.017 --> 00:12:09.518
  • HEALTHY.THEY REMOVED ONE KIDNEY, GAVE
  • 00:12:09.518 --> 00:12:11.420
  • THEY REMOVED ONE KIDNEY, GAVEIT TO HER HUSBAND, LEFT HER
  • 00:12:11.420 --> 00:12:13.189
  • IT TO HER HUSBAND, LEFT HERSTILL WITH TWO.
  • 00:12:13.189 --> 00:12:14.423
  • STILL WITH TWO.THAT WAS GOD EXCEEDING THEIR
  • 00:12:14.423 --> 00:12:16.492
  • THAT WAS GOD EXCEEDING THEIREXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:12:16.492 --> 00:12:18.627
  • EXPECTATIONS.GOD HAS IT ALL FIGURED OUT.
  • 00:12:18.627 --> 00:12:19.695
  • GOD HAS IT ALL FIGURED OUT.HE KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:12:19.695 --> 00:12:20.830
  • HE KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE GOING TONEED.
  • 00:12:20.830 --> 00:12:21.564
  • NEED.HE KNOWS WHO YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:12:21.564 --> 00:12:22.698
  • HE KNOWS WHO YOU'RE GOING TONEED.
  • 00:12:22.698 --> 00:12:23.532
  • NEED.HE'S LINING UP THE RIGHT
  • 00:12:23.532 --> 00:12:25.501
  • HE'S LINING UP THE RIGHTBREAKS, THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
  • 00:12:25.501 --> 00:12:27.536
  • BREAKS, THE RIGHT PEOPLE.HE'S DIRECTING YOUR STEPS,
  • 00:12:27.536 --> 00:12:28.671
  • HE'S DIRECTING YOUR STEPS,AND PAUL TALKED ABOUT IN
  • 00:12:28.671 --> 00:12:30.472
  • AND PAUL TALKED ABOUT INEPHESIANS THE SURPASSING
  • 00:12:30.472 --> 00:12:33.175
  • EPHESIANS THE SURPASSINGGREATNESS OF GOD'S FAVOR.
  • 00:12:33.175 --> 00:12:34.276
  • GREATNESS OF GOD'S FAVOR.YOU'RE GOING TO COME INTO
  • 00:12:34.276 --> 00:12:35.845
  • YOU'RE GOING TO COME INTOTHESE MOMENTS WHERE YOU SEE
  • 00:12:35.845 --> 00:12:37.813
  • THESE MOMENTS WHERE YOU SEEGOD SURPASS ANYTHING YOU'VE
  • 00:12:37.813 --> 00:12:39.849
  • GOD SURPASS ANYTHING YOU'VEIMAGINED.
  • 00:12:39.849 --> 00:12:40.616
  • IMAGINED.YOU COULDN'T HAVE MADE IT
  • 00:12:40.616 --> 00:12:41.450
  • YOU COULDN'T HAVE MADE ITHAPPEN.
  • 00:12:41.450 --> 00:12:42.184
  • HAPPEN.IT'S JUST THE GOODNESS OF
  • 00:12:42.184 --> 00:12:43.285
  • IT'S JUST THE GOODNESS OFGOD.
  • 00:12:43.285 --> 00:12:44.286
  • GOD.I HAVE A FRIEND THAT'S A
  • 00:12:44.286 --> 00:12:45.788
  • I HAVE A FRIEND THAT'S AMINISTER, AND SHE SPENDS MOST
  • 00:12:45.788 --> 00:12:47.957
  • MINISTER, AND SHE SPENDS MOSTOF HER TIME ON THE STREETS
  • 00:12:47.957 --> 00:12:49.491
  • OF HER TIME ON THE STREETSHELPING WOMEN THAT HAVE GONE
  • 00:12:49.491 --> 00:12:50.726
  • HELPING WOMEN THAT HAVE GONETHROUGH ABUSE AND ARE
  • 00:12:50.726 --> 00:12:52.461
  • THROUGH ABUSE AND ARESTRUGGLING WITH ADDICTIONS.
  • 00:12:52.461 --> 00:12:53.896
  • STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTIONS.NOW, A WHILE BACK, THROUGH A
  • 00:12:53.896 --> 00:12:55.764
  • NOW, A WHILE BACK, THROUGH ASERIES OF UNUSUAL EVENTS, SHE
  • 00:12:55.764 --> 00:12:57.433
  • SERIES OF UNUSUAL EVENTS, SHEMET ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST MEN
  • 00:12:57.433 --> 00:12:59.335
  • MET ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST MENIN THE WORLD.
  • 00:12:59.335 --> 00:13:00.302
  • IN THE WORLD.HE ASKED WHAT SHE DID FOR A
  • 00:13:00.302 --> 00:13:01.503
  • HE ASKED WHAT SHE DID FOR ALIVING.
  • 00:13:01.503 --> 00:13:02.605
  • LIVING.SHE EXPLAINED HOW SHE HELPS
  • 00:13:02.605 --> 00:13:04.506
  • SHE EXPLAINED HOW SHE HELPSWOMEN IN CRISIS.
  • 00:13:04.506 --> 00:13:05.674
  • WOMEN IN CRISIS.HE SAID, "THAT'S AMAZING.
  • 00:13:05.674 --> 00:13:07.309
  • HE SAID, "THAT'S AMAZING.I WANT TO SUPPORT YOU."
  • 00:13:07.309 --> 00:13:08.644
  • I WANT TO SUPPORT YOU."HE GAVE HER THE LARGEST CHECK
  • 00:13:08.644 --> 00:13:10.713
  • HE GAVE HER THE LARGEST CHECKTHAT SHE HAD EVER RECEIVED.
  • 00:13:10.713 --> 00:13:11.647
  • THAT SHE HAD EVER RECEIVED.AS SHE WAS LEAVING HIS
  • 00:13:11.647 --> 00:13:13.048
  • AS SHE WAS LEAVING HISOFFICE, THIS MAN'S FRIEND
  • 00:13:13.048 --> 00:13:14.516
  • OFFICE, THIS MAN'S FRIENDCAME WALKING IN.
  • 00:13:14.516 --> 00:13:15.751
  • CAME WALKING IN.HE SAID TO HIS FRIEND, "THIS
  • 00:13:15.751 --> 00:13:17.553
  • HE SAID TO HIS FRIEND, "THISWOMAN HELPS LADIES THAT ARE
  • 00:13:17.553 --> 00:13:18.821
  • WOMAN HELPS LADIES THAT AREIN TROUBLE.
  • 00:13:18.821 --> 00:13:20.256
  • IN TROUBLE.I JUST GAVE HER A GIFT.
  • 00:13:20.256 --> 00:13:21.156
  • I JUST GAVE HER A GIFT.HOW MUCH ARE YOU GOING TO
  • 00:13:21.156 --> 00:13:22.258
  • HOW MUCH ARE YOU GOING TOGIVE?"
  • 00:13:22.258 --> 00:13:23.626
  • GIVE?"WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT, THE
  • 00:13:23.626 --> 00:13:25.027
  • WITHOUT MISSING A BEAT, THEFRIEND SAID, "I'M GOING TO
  • 00:13:25.027 --> 00:13:26.328
  • FRIEND SAID, "I'M GOING TOGIVE THE SAME AMOUNT THAT YOU
  • 00:13:26.328 --> 00:13:27.796
  • GIVE THE SAME AMOUNT THAT YOUJUST GAVE."
  • 00:13:27.796 --> 00:13:29.164
  • JUST GAVE."THIS LADY WALKED OUT AMAZED,
  • 00:13:29.164 --> 00:13:30.766
  • THIS LADY WALKED OUT AMAZED,THINKING, "I NEVER DREAMED I
  • 00:13:30.766 --> 00:13:32.368
  • THINKING, "I NEVER DREAMED IWOULD HAVE TWO OF THE
  • 00:13:32.368 --> 00:13:34.069
  • WOULD HAVE TWO OF THEWEALTHIEST MEN IN THE WORLD
  • 00:13:34.069 --> 00:13:35.838
  • WEALTHIEST MEN IN THE WORLDSUPPORTING MY MINISTRY."
  • 00:13:35.838 --> 00:13:36.805
  • SUPPORTING MY MINISTRY."WHAT WAS THAT?
  • 00:13:36.805 --> 00:13:38.040
  • WHAT WAS THAT?GOD DOING MORE THAN SHE COULD
  • 00:13:38.040 --> 00:13:39.608
  • GOD DOING MORE THAN SHE COULDASK OR THINK.
  • 00:13:39.608 --> 00:13:41.143
  • ASK OR THINK.YOU MAY WONDER HOW YOU'RE
  • 00:13:41.143 --> 00:13:42.611
  • YOU MAY WONDER HOW YOU'REGOING TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR
  • 00:13:42.611 --> 00:13:44.079
  • GOING TO ACCOMPLISH YOURDREAMS AND HOW YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:13:44.079 --> 00:13:45.347
  • DREAMS AND HOW YOU'RE GOINGTO GET OUT OF THAT
  • 00:13:45.347 --> 00:13:46.515
  • TO GET OUT OF THATDIFFICULTY.
  • 00:13:46.515 --> 00:13:47.216
  • DIFFICULTY.GOD HAS THE RIGHT PEOPLE
  • 00:13:47.216 --> 00:13:48.284
  • GOD HAS THE RIGHT PEOPLELINED UP.
  • 00:13:48.284 --> 00:13:49.051
  • LINED UP.HE KNOWS HOW TO PUT YOU AT
  • 00:13:49.051 --> 00:13:50.152
  • HE KNOWS HOW TO PUT YOU ATTHE RIGHT PLACE.
  • 00:13:50.152 --> 00:13:51.086
  • THE RIGHT PLACE.HE'S GOING TO MAKE THINGS
  • 00:13:51.086 --> 00:13:52.521
  • HE'S GOING TO MAKE THINGSHAPPEN THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE
  • 00:13:52.521 --> 00:13:53.889
  • HAPPEN THAT YOU DIDN'T SEECOMING.
  • 00:13:53.889 --> 00:13:54.890
  • COMING.A FEW MONTHS AGO, I WOKE UP
  • 00:13:54.890 --> 00:13:56.325
  • A FEW MONTHS AGO, I WOKE UPONE MORNING, AND I HEARD THIS
  • 00:13:56.325 --> 00:13:57.826
  • ONE MORNING, AND I HEARD THISPHRASE SO STRONG IN MY
  • 00:13:57.826 --> 00:13:59.528
  • PHRASE SO STRONG IN MYSPIRIT, THAT GOD IS GOING TO
  • 00:13:59.528 --> 00:14:01.764
  • SPIRIT, THAT GOD IS GOING TOEXCEED OUR EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:14:01.764 --> 00:14:03.232
  • EXCEED OUR EXPECTATIONS.VICTORIA AND I WERE OUT OF
  • 00:14:03.232 --> 00:14:05.467
  • VICTORIA AND I WERE OUT OFTOWN IN ANOTHER STATE.
  • 00:14:05.467 --> 00:14:06.669
  • TOWN IN ANOTHER STATE.WE HAD BEEN TRYING TO GET A
  • 00:14:06.669 --> 00:14:08.270
  • WE HAD BEEN TRYING TO GET APROJECT OFF THE GROUND FOR
  • 00:14:08.270 --> 00:14:09.738
  • PROJECT OFF THE GROUND FORSEVERAL MONTHS WITH NO
  • 00:14:09.738 --> 00:14:11.173
  • SEVERAL MONTHS WITH NOSUCCESS, ONE CLOSED DOOR
  • 00:14:11.173 --> 00:14:12.708
  • SUCCESS, ONE CLOSED DOORAFTER ANOTHER.
  • 00:14:12.708 --> 00:14:13.909
  • AFTER ANOTHER.WHEN I HEARD THAT PHRASE, I
  • 00:14:13.909 --> 00:14:15.277
  • WHEN I HEARD THAT PHRASE, ISTARTED SAYING IT, "LORD,
  • 00:14:15.277 --> 00:14:16.745
  • STARTED SAYING IT, "LORD,THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:14:16.745 --> 00:14:19.181
  • THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE GOINGTO EXCEED MY EXPECTATIONS."
  • 00:14:19.181 --> 00:14:20.249
  • TO EXCEED MY EXPECTATIONS."I KEPT THAT PLAYING IN MY
  • 00:14:20.249 --> 00:14:21.517
  • I KEPT THAT PLAYING IN MYMIND OVER AND OVER.
  • 00:14:21.517 --> 00:14:23.218
  • MIND OVER AND OVER.LATER THAT DAY WE WERE ABOUT
  • 00:14:23.218 --> 00:14:25.287
  • LATER THAT DAY WE WERE ABOUTTO CATCH A FLIGHT BACK HOME,
  • 00:14:25.287 --> 00:14:26.155
  • TO CATCH A FLIGHT BACK HOME,AND VICTORIA SAID, "LET'S RUN
  • 00:14:26.155 --> 00:14:27.289
  • AND VICTORIA SAID, "LET'S RUNBACK AND CHECK THIS ONE LAST
  • 00:14:27.289 --> 00:14:28.324
  • BACK AND CHECK THIS ONE LASTTHING."
  • 00:14:28.324 --> 00:14:29.124
  • THING."WE SHOWED UP AT THIS
  • 00:14:29.124 --> 00:14:30.025
  • WE SHOWED UP AT THISBUSINESS.
  • 00:14:30.025 --> 00:14:31.360
  • BUSINESS.WE WERE AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT
  • 00:14:31.360 --> 00:14:33.128
  • WE WERE AT THE RIGHT PLACE ATTHE RIGHT TIME.
  • 00:14:33.128 --> 00:14:34.163
  • THE RIGHT TIME.WE NEEDED SOMEONE TO HELP US.
  • 00:14:34.163 --> 00:14:36.398
  • WE NEEDED SOMEONE TO HELP US.IT WAS A HOLIDAY, SO WE
  • 00:14:36.398 --> 00:14:38.033
  • IT WAS A HOLIDAY, SO WECALLED THE NUMBER.
  • 00:14:38.033 --> 00:14:39.668
  • CALLED THE NUMBER.THE MAN ANSWERED HIS PHONE,
  • 00:14:39.668 --> 00:14:41.036
  • THE MAN ANSWERED HIS PHONE,HE SAID, "I WAS EXPECTING A
  • 00:14:41.036 --> 00:14:43.105
  • HE SAID, "I WAS EXPECTING ACALL FROM SOMEONE ELSE.
  • 00:14:43.105 --> 00:14:44.073
  • CALL FROM SOMEONE ELSE.I THOUGHT THIS WAS THEIR
  • 00:14:44.073 --> 00:14:45.641
  • I THOUGHT THIS WAS THEIRNUMBER, OTHERWISE I WOULDN'T
  • 00:14:45.641 --> 00:14:47.142
  • NUMBER, OTHERWISE I WOULDN'THAVE ANSWERED IT."
  • 00:14:47.142 --> 00:14:48.010
  • HAVE ANSWERED IT."WE TOLD HIM WHAT WE WANTED.
  • 00:14:48.010 --> 00:14:49.578
  • WE TOLD HIM WHAT WE WANTED.HE SAID, "I'M OUT WITH MY
  • 00:14:49.578 --> 00:14:51.046
  • HE SAID, "I'M OUT WITH MYFAMILY, BUT I WANT TO HELP
  • 00:14:51.046 --> 00:14:52.214
  • FAMILY, BUT I WANT TO HELPYOU."
  • 00:14:52.214 --> 00:14:53.682
  • YOU."HE CAME TO WHERE WE WERE.
  • 00:14:53.682 --> 00:14:55.084
  • HE CAME TO WHERE WE WERE.IT ALL FELL TOGETHER.
  • 00:14:55.084 --> 00:14:56.452
  • IT ALL FELL TOGETHER.IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS THE
  • 00:14:56.452 --> 00:14:58.287
  • IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS THEWHOLE THING WAS FINISHED.
  • 00:14:58.287 --> 00:14:59.488
  • WHOLE THING WAS FINISHED.IT WAS MUCH BETTER THAN WE
  • 00:14:59.488 --> 00:15:01.056
  • IT WAS MUCH BETTER THAN WEEXPECTED, AND IT HAPPENED
  • 00:15:01.056 --> 00:15:02.391
  • EXPECTED, AND IT HAPPENEDMUCH QUICKER THAN WE EVER
  • 00:15:02.391 --> 00:15:03.859
  • MUCH QUICKER THAN WE EVERDREAMED.
  • 00:15:03.859 --> 00:15:05.027
  • DREAMED.BUT I BELIEVE WHEN I HEARD
  • 00:15:05.027 --> 00:15:06.495
  • BUT I BELIEVE WHEN I HEARDTHAT PHRASE THAT MORNING, IT
  • 00:15:06.495 --> 00:15:07.896
  • THAT PHRASE THAT MORNING, ITWAS A TEST.
  • 00:15:07.896 --> 00:15:08.897
  • WAS A TEST.WAS I GOING TO LET THAT SEED
  • 00:15:08.897 --> 00:15:10.632
  • WAS I GOING TO LET THAT SEEDTAKE ROOT AND BELIEVE THAT
  • 00:15:10.632 --> 00:15:12.034
  • TAKE ROOT AND BELIEVE THATGOD COULD EXCEED MY
  • 00:15:12.034 --> 00:15:13.969
  • GOD COULD EXCEED MYEXPECTATIONS, OR WAS I GOING
  • 00:15:13.969 --> 00:15:15.871
  • EXPECTATIONS, OR WAS I GOINGTO DISMISS IT, THINK, "OH,
  • 00:15:15.871 --> 00:15:17.106
  • TO DISMISS IT, THINK, "OH,THAT'S A NICE THOUGHT, BUT IT
  • 00:15:17.106 --> 00:15:18.507
  • THAT'S A NICE THOUGHT, BUT ITWILL NEVER HAPPEN"?
  • 00:15:18.507 --> 00:15:20.542
  • WILL NEVER HAPPEN"?GOD IS SAYING TO YOU TODAY,
  • 00:15:20.542 --> 00:15:22.444
  • GOD IS SAYING TO YOU TODAY,"I'M ABOUT TO EXCEED YOUR
  • 00:15:22.444 --> 00:15:24.380
  • "I'M ABOUT TO EXCEED YOUREXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:15:24.380 --> 00:15:25.714
  • EXPECTATIONS.I'M ABOUT TO SHOW YOU FAVOR
  • 00:15:25.714 --> 00:15:27.082
  • I'M ABOUT TO SHOW YOU FAVORIN WAYS THAT YOU'VE NEVER
  • 00:15:27.082 --> 00:15:28.450
  • IN WAYS THAT YOU'VE NEVERSEEN."
  • 00:15:28.450 --> 00:15:30.486
  • SEEN."NOW, MY CHALLENGE IS LET THIS
  • 00:15:30.486 --> 00:15:33.255
  • NOW, MY CHALLENGE IS LET THISTAKE ROOT IN YOUR SPIRIT.
  • 00:15:33.255 --> 00:15:34.490
  • TAKE ROOT IN YOUR SPIRIT.IT'S EASY TO DISMISS IT,
  • 00:15:34.490 --> 00:15:36.358
  • IT'S EASY TO DISMISS IT,"IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.
  • 00:15:36.358 --> 00:15:37.793
  • "IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN.THE ODDS ARE AGAINST ME.
  • 00:15:37.793 --> 00:15:39.461
  • THE ODDS ARE AGAINST ME.IT'S BEEN TOO LONG."
  • 00:15:39.461 --> 00:15:40.329
  • IT'S BEEN TOO LONG."THIS IS WHAT A LADY
  • 00:15:40.329 --> 00:15:41.730
  • THIS IS WHAT A LADYDID IN THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 00:15:41.730 --> 00:15:42.731
  • DID IN THE SCRIPTURE.SHE WAS A CLOSE FRIEND
  • 00:15:42.731 --> 00:15:44.533
  • SHE WAS A CLOSE FRIENDWITH THE PROPHET ELISHA.
  • 00:15:44.533 --> 00:15:45.934
  • WITH THE PROPHET ELISHA.WHEN HE CAME THROUGH TOWN,
  • 00:15:45.934 --> 00:15:47.503
  • WHEN HE CAME THROUGH TOWN,HE WOULD STAY AT HER HOUSE.
  • 00:15:47.503 --> 00:15:48.637
  • HE WOULD STAY AT HER HOUSE.SHE EVENTUALLY BUILT HIM
  • 00:15:48.637 --> 00:15:50.372
  • SHE EVENTUALLY BUILT HIMHIS OWN ROOM.
  • 00:15:50.372 --> 00:15:51.507
  • HIS OWN ROOM.ELISHA WANTED TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:15:51.507 --> 00:15:52.875
  • ELISHA WANTED TO DO SOMETHINGGOOD FOR THE LADY,
  • 00:15:52.875 --> 00:15:53.809
  • GOOD FOR THE LADY,BUT SHE TOLD HIM
  • 00:15:53.809 --> 00:15:55.511
  • BUT SHE TOLD HIMSHE DIDN'T NEED ANYTHING.
  • 00:15:55.511 --> 00:15:56.445
  • SHE DIDN'T NEED ANYTHING.SHE WAS WELL-OFF AND HAD
  • 00:15:56.445 --> 00:15:58.047
  • SHE WAS WELL-OFF AND HADPLENTY OF RESOURCES.
  • 00:15:58.047 --> 00:15:59.381
  • PLENTY OF RESOURCES.ELISHA'S ASSISTANT
  • 00:15:59.381 --> 00:16:01.016
  • ELISHA'S ASSISTANTFOUND OUT THAT THE LADY
  • 00:16:01.016 --> 00:16:02.818
  • FOUND OUT THAT THE LADYNEVER HAD CHILDREN.
  • 00:16:02.818 --> 00:16:03.852
  • NEVER HAD CHILDREN.SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAD TRIED
  • 00:16:03.852 --> 00:16:05.087
  • SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAD TRIEDFOR MANY YEARS, AND NOW HE
  • 00:16:05.087 --> 00:16:06.822
  • FOR MANY YEARS, AND NOW HEWAS AN OLD MAN, AND SHE HAD
  • 00:16:06.822 --> 00:16:08.090
  • WAS AN OLD MAN, AND SHE HADACCEPTED THAT IT JUST
  • 00:16:08.090 --> 00:16:09.958
  • ACCEPTED THAT IT JUSTWASN'T MEANT TO BE.
  • 00:16:09.958 --> 00:16:12.194
  • WASN'T MEANT TO BE.KNOWING THIS, ELISHA CALLED
  • 00:16:12.194 --> 00:16:14.029
  • KNOWING THIS, ELISHA CALLEDHER IN AND SAID, "BY THIS
  • 00:16:14.029 --> 00:16:15.731
  • HER IN AND SAID, "BY THISTIME NEXT YEAR YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:16:15.731 --> 00:16:17.299
  • TIME NEXT YEAR YOU'RE GOINGTO HAVE A CHILD."
  • 00:16:17.299 --> 00:16:18.333
  • TO HAVE A CHILD."SHE LOOKED AT IT IN THE
  • 00:16:18.333 --> 00:16:19.701
  • SHE LOOKED AT IT IN THENATURAL AND THOUGHT,
  • 00:16:19.701 --> 00:16:21.470
  • NATURAL AND THOUGHT,"THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:16:21.470 --> 00:16:23.005
  • "THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.MY HUSBAND IS TOO OLD.
  • 00:16:23.005 --> 00:16:23.939
  • MY HUSBAND IS TOO OLD.I'M PAST THE CHILDBEARING
  • 00:16:23.939 --> 00:16:24.706
  • I'M PAST THE CHILDBEARINGYEARS.
  • 00:16:24.706 --> 00:16:26.075
  • YEARS.THERE'S NO WAY."
  • 00:16:26.075 --> 00:16:27.576
  • THERE'S NO WAY."DEEP DOWN SHE WANTED TO
  • 00:16:27.576 --> 00:16:29.478
  • DEEP DOWN SHE WANTED TOBELIEVE, BUT HER MIND TOLD
  • 00:16:29.478 --> 00:16:30.979
  • BELIEVE, BUT HER MIND TOLDHER ALL THE REASONS WHY IT
  • 00:16:30.979 --> 00:16:32.948
  • HER ALL THE REASONS WHY ITWASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:16:32.948 --> 00:16:34.583
  • WASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.SHE SAID TO ELISHA, "SIR,
  • 00:16:34.583 --> 00:16:37.152
  • SHE SAID TO ELISHA, "SIR,DON'T LIE TO ME LIKE THAT."
  • 00:16:37.152 --> 00:16:38.420
  • DON'T LIE TO ME LIKE THAT."SHE WAS SAYING, IN EFFECT,
  • 00:16:38.420 --> 00:16:39.855
  • SHE WAS SAYING, IN EFFECT,"DON'T GET MY HOPES UP.
  • 00:16:39.855 --> 00:16:41.690
  • "DON'T GET MY HOPES UP.THAT'S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE."
  • 00:16:41.690 --> 00:16:43.158
  • THAT'S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE."THIS WAS A DREAM THAT WAS
  • 00:16:43.158 --> 00:16:44.993
  • THIS WAS A DREAM THAT WASCLOSE TO HER HEART.
  • 00:16:44.993 --> 00:16:46.095
  • CLOSE TO HER HEART.SHE WANTED IT SO BADLY, SHE
  • 00:16:46.095 --> 00:16:48.297
  • SHE WANTED IT SO BADLY, SHEJUST DIDN'T HAVE THE FAITH.
  • 00:16:48.297 --> 00:16:49.731
  • JUST DIDN'T HAVE THE FAITH.THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE ARE
  • 00:16:49.731 --> 00:16:52.000
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS THERE ARESOME THINGS EVEN IF YOU DON'T
  • 00:16:52.000 --> 00:16:53.535
  • SOME THINGS EVEN IF YOU DON'TBELIEVE, GOD IS STILL GOING
  • 00:16:53.535 --> 00:16:54.803
  • BELIEVE, GOD IS STILL GOINGTO DO IT.
  • 00:16:54.803 --> 00:16:56.505
  • TO DO IT.HE IS SO MERCIFUL, HE WILL
  • 00:16:56.505 --> 00:16:58.173
  • HE IS SO MERCIFUL, HE WILLOVERRIDE THE DOUBT AND DO
  • 00:16:58.173 --> 00:17:00.442
  • OVERRIDE THE DOUBT AND DOTHINGS YOU NEVER DREAMED,
  • 00:17:00.442 --> 00:17:01.410
  • THINGS YOU NEVER DREAMED,THINGS THAT WILL BRING YOU
  • 00:17:01.410 --> 00:17:03.178
  • THINGS THAT WILL BRING YOUMORE JOY, MORE FULFILLMENT
  • 00:17:03.178 --> 00:17:05.047
  • MORE JOY, MORE FULFILLMENTTHAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.
  • 00:17:05.047 --> 00:17:06.715
  • THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.JUST AS ELISHA SAID, A YEAR
  • 00:17:06.715 --> 00:17:08.550
  • JUST AS ELISHA SAID, A YEARLATER SHE WAS HOLDING A
  • 00:17:08.550 --> 00:17:10.552
  • LATER SHE WAS HOLDING AHEALTHY BABY BOY.
  • 00:17:10.552 --> 00:17:13.021
  • HEALTHY BABY BOY.GOD EXCEEDED HER EXPECTATIONS
  • 00:17:13.021 --> 00:17:14.056
  • GOD EXCEEDED HER EXPECTATIONSEVEN THOUGH SHE DIDN'T
  • 00:17:14.056 --> 00:17:15.457
  • EVEN THOUGH SHE DIDN'TBELIEVE.
  • 00:17:15.457 --> 00:17:16.158
  • BELIEVE.THAT'S THE KIND OF GOD WE
  • 00:17:16.158 --> 00:17:18.060
  • THAT'S THE KIND OF GOD WESERVE, AND THERE ARE PROMISES
  • 00:17:18.060 --> 00:17:20.529
  • SERVE, AND THERE ARE PROMISESGOD HAS SPOKEN OVER YOU,
  • 00:17:20.529 --> 00:17:21.296
  • GOD HAS SPOKEN OVER YOU,DREAMS HE'S PUT
  • 00:17:21.296 --> 00:17:22.397
  • DREAMS HE'S PUTIN YOUR HEART.
  • 00:17:22.397 --> 00:17:23.966
  • IN YOUR HEART.SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:17:23.966 --> 00:17:25.033
  • SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE.IT'S BEEN SO LONG.
  • 00:17:25.033 --> 00:17:26.001
  • IT'S BEEN SO LONG.YOU'RE NOT EXPECTING IT
  • 00:17:26.001 --> 00:17:26.902
  • YOU'RE NOT EXPECTING ITANYMORE.
  • 00:17:26.902 --> 00:17:28.937
  • ANYMORE.GOD IS SAYING TO YOU WHAT HE
  • 00:17:28.937 --> 00:17:31.006
  • GOD IS SAYING TO YOU WHAT HESAID TO HER, "I'M STILL GOING
  • 00:17:31.006 --> 00:17:32.474
  • SAID TO HER, "I'M STILL GOINGTO BRING IT TO PASS."
  • 00:17:32.474 --> 00:17:33.809
  • TO BRING IT TO PASS."JUST BECAUSE YOU GAVE UP
  • 00:17:33.809 --> 00:17:35.210
  • JUST BECAUSE YOU GAVE UPDOESN'T MEAN GOD HAS GIVEN
  • 00:17:35.210 --> 00:17:36.778
  • DOESN'T MEAN GOD HAS GIVENUP, AND I BELIEVE, LIKE WITH
  • 00:17:36.778 --> 00:17:38.780
  • UP, AND I BELIEVE, LIKE WITHHER, SOME OF THESE THINGS
  • 00:17:38.780 --> 00:17:40.282
  • HER, SOME OF THESE THINGSYOU'RE GOING TO SEE BY THIS
  • 00:17:40.282 --> 00:17:42.217
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE BY THISTIME NEXT YEAR.
  • 00:17:42.217 --> 00:17:43.452
  • TIME NEXT YEAR.YOU MAY NOT SEE A WAY, BUT
  • 00:17:43.452 --> 00:17:45.320
  • YOU MAY NOT SEE A WAY, BUTGOD HAS A WAY.
  • 00:17:45.320 --> 00:17:47.022
  • GOD HAS A WAY.IF THIS LADY DIDN'T BELIEVE
  • 00:17:47.022 --> 00:17:48.290
  • IF THIS LADY DIDN'T BELIEVEAND SAW THE PROMISE
  • 00:17:48.290 --> 00:17:50.492
  • AND SAW THE PROMISEFULFILLED, IMAGINE WHAT GOD
  • 00:17:50.492 --> 00:17:53.162
  • FULFILLED, IMAGINE WHAT GODWILL DO WHEN YOU DO BELIEVE.
  • 00:17:53.162 --> 00:17:54.630
  • WILL DO WHEN YOU DO BELIEVE.PUT YOUR FAITH OUT THERE.
  • 00:17:54.630 --> 00:17:55.430
  • PUT YOUR FAITH OUT THERE."BUT JOEL, I'VE BEEN DOING
  • 00:17:55.430 --> 00:17:57.099
  • "BUT JOEL, I'VE BEEN DOINGTHIS FOR A LONG TIME, A LOT
  • 00:17:57.099 --> 00:17:58.734
  • THIS FOR A LONG TIME, A LOTMORE THAN A YEAR.
  • 00:17:58.734 --> 00:17:59.902
  • MORE THAN A YEAR.NOTHING IS CHANGING.
  • 00:17:59.902 --> 00:18:00.502
  • NOTHING IS CHANGING.I DON'T SEE ANYTHING
  • 00:18:00.502 --> 00:18:01.503
  • I DON'T SEE ANYTHINGHAPPENING."
  • 00:18:01.503 --> 00:18:02.271
  • HAPPENING."YOU'RE RIGHT WHERE
  • 00:18:02.271 --> 00:18:03.472
  • YOU'RE RIGHT WHEREA YOUNG LADY WAS IN
  • 00:18:03.472 --> 00:18:05.140
  • A YOUNG LADY WAS INTHE BOOK OF 1 SAMUEL.
  • 00:18:05.140 --> 00:18:06.975
  • THE BOOK OF 1 SAMUEL.HER NAME WAS HANNAH.
  • 00:18:06.975 --> 00:18:07.910
  • HER NAME WAS HANNAH.SHE WAS MARRIED FOR MANY
  • 00:18:07.910 --> 00:18:09.645
  • SHE WAS MARRIED FOR MANYYEARS, BUT SHE, TOO,
  • 00:18:09.645 --> 00:18:11.113
  • YEARS, BUT SHE, TOO,WAS BARREN, NOT ABLE
  • 00:18:11.113 --> 00:18:12.514
  • WAS BARREN, NOT ABLETO HAVE CHILDREN.
  • 00:18:12.514 --> 00:18:13.815
  • TO HAVE CHILDREN.HER HUSBAND WAS MARRIED TO
  • 00:18:13.815 --> 00:18:15.117
  • HER HUSBAND WAS MARRIED TOTWO WIVES.
  • 00:18:15.117 --> 00:18:16.385
  • TWO WIVES.THIS OTHER WIFE HAD BABY
  • 00:18:16.385 --> 00:18:18.420
  • THIS OTHER WIFE HAD BABYAFTER BABY.
  • 00:18:18.420 --> 00:18:19.454
  • AFTER BABY.SHE WOULD MAKE FUN OF HANNAH
  • 00:18:19.454 --> 00:18:21.323
  • SHE WOULD MAKE FUN OF HANNAHAND TAUNT HER.
  • 00:18:21.323 --> 00:18:23.192
  • AND TAUNT HER.THIS WENT ON YEAR AFTER YEAR.
  • 00:18:23.192 --> 00:18:24.326
  • THIS WENT ON YEAR AFTER YEAR.THE HUSBAND TRIED TO COMFORT
  • 00:18:24.326 --> 00:18:25.761
  • THE HUSBAND TRIED TO COMFORTHANNAH, "DON'T WORRY ABOUT
  • 00:18:25.761 --> 00:18:26.762
  • HANNAH, "DON'T WORRY ABOUTTHAT OTHER WIFE.
  • 00:18:26.762 --> 00:18:27.796
  • THAT OTHER WIFE.I LOVE YOU."
  • 00:18:27.796 --> 00:18:28.964
  • I LOVE YOU."NONE OF THIS HELPED.
  • 00:18:28.964 --> 00:18:30.799
  • NONE OF THIS HELPED.HANNAH WAS SO DISTRAUGHT,
  • 00:18:30.799 --> 00:18:31.967
  • HANNAH WAS SO DISTRAUGHT,SO UPSET.
  • 00:18:31.967 --> 00:18:32.935
  • SO UPSET.SHE KNEW GOD PUT
  • 00:18:32.935 --> 00:18:34.203
  • SHE KNEW GOD PUTTHE DREAM IN HER HEART.
  • 00:18:34.203 --> 00:18:35.137
  • THE DREAM IN HER HEART.SHE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY
  • 00:18:35.137 --> 00:18:37.072
  • SHE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHYIT WASN'T HAPPENING.
  • 00:18:37.072 --> 00:18:38.106
  • IT WASN'T HAPPENING.ONE DAY, SHE WENT TO THE
  • 00:18:38.106 --> 00:18:39.441
  • ONE DAY, SHE WENT TO THETEMPLE AND FELL ON THE
  • 00:18:39.441 --> 00:18:40.609
  • TEMPLE AND FELL ON THEGROUND.
  • 00:18:40.609 --> 00:18:41.944
  • GROUND.IN GREAT DISTRESS SHE CALLED
  • 00:18:41.944 --> 00:18:43.745
  • IN GREAT DISTRESS SHE CALLEDOUT TO GOD, SAID, "GOD, IF
  • 00:18:43.745 --> 00:18:46.348
  • OUT TO GOD, SAID, "GOD, IFYOU'LL GIVE ME A SON, I'LL
  • 00:18:46.348 --> 00:18:47.950
  • YOU'LL GIVE ME A SON, I'LLGIVE HIM BACK TO YOU.
  • 00:18:47.950 --> 00:18:49.284
  • GIVE HIM BACK TO YOU.I'LL BRING HIM TO THE TEMPLE
  • 00:18:49.284 --> 00:18:50.819
  • I'LL BRING HIM TO THE TEMPLEAND LET HIM LIVE THERE."
  • 00:18:50.819 --> 00:18:52.221
  • AND LET HIM LIVE THERE."WHEN THE PRIEST SAW HER ON
  • 00:18:52.221 --> 00:18:53.956
  • WHEN THE PRIEST SAW HER ONTHE GROUND CRYING, HE CAME
  • 00:18:53.956 --> 00:18:54.957
  • THE GROUND CRYING, HE CAMEOVER AND SAID,
  • 00:18:54.957 --> 00:18:56.225
  • OVER AND SAID,"HANNAH, CHEER UP.
  • 00:18:56.225 --> 00:18:56.992
  • "HANNAH, CHEER UP.THE LORD HAS HEARD
  • 00:18:56.992 --> 00:18:57.893
  • THE LORD HAS HEARDYOUR REQUEST.
  • 00:18:57.893 --> 00:18:58.460
  • YOUR REQUEST.HE'S GOING TO GIVE YOU
  • 00:18:58.460 --> 00:18:59.962
  • HE'S GOING TO GIVE YOUA SON."
  • 00:18:59.962 --> 00:19:01.296
  • A SON."SHE CONCEIVED.
  • 00:19:01.296 --> 00:19:02.798
  • SHE CONCEIVED.NINE MONTHS LATER SHE GAVE
  • 00:19:02.798 --> 00:19:04.399
  • NINE MONTHS LATER SHE GAVEBIRTH TO A BABY BOY
  • 00:19:04.399 --> 00:19:06.602
  • BIRTH TO A BABY BOYTHAT SHE NAMED SAMUEL.
  • 00:19:06.602 --> 00:19:07.970
  • THAT SHE NAMED SAMUEL.SHE WAS SO CONTENT.
  • 00:19:07.970 --> 00:19:09.104
  • SHE WAS SO CONTENT.SHE HAD THE CHILD THAT SHE
  • 00:19:09.104 --> 00:19:11.039
  • SHE HAD THE CHILD THAT SHEDREAMED ABOUT, AND THIS COULD
  • 00:19:11.039 --> 00:19:12.774
  • DREAMED ABOUT, AND THIS COULDBE THE END OF THE STORY, BE A
  • 00:19:12.774 --> 00:19:14.243
  • BE THE END OF THE STORY, BE AGREAT END, ANOTHER PROMISE
  • 00:19:14.243 --> 00:19:16.545
  • GREAT END, ANOTHER PROMISEFULFILLED, BUT GOD LIKES TO
  • 00:19:16.545 --> 00:19:19.615
  • FULFILLED, BUT GOD LIKES TOEXCEED OUR EXPECTATION.
  • 00:19:19.615 --> 00:19:21.383
  • EXCEED OUR EXPECTATION.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THE LORD
  • 00:19:21.383 --> 00:19:23.785
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THE LORDVISITED HANNAH AGAIN AND SHE
  • 00:19:23.785 --> 00:19:25.954
  • VISITED HANNAH AGAIN AND SHEBORE THREE MORE SONS AND TWO
  • 00:19:25.954 --> 00:19:27.623
  • BORE THREE MORE SONS AND TWOMORE DAUGHTERS.
  • 00:19:27.623 --> 00:19:29.591
  • MORE DAUGHTERS.SHE ASKED FOR ONE SON, BUT
  • 00:19:29.591 --> 00:19:32.761
  • SHE ASKED FOR ONE SON, BUTNOTICE HOW GOOD OUR GOD IS.
  • 00:19:32.761 --> 00:19:34.129
  • NOTICE HOW GOOD OUR GOD IS.HE SAID, IN EFFECT, "HANNAH,
  • 00:19:34.129 --> 00:19:35.497
  • HE SAID, IN EFFECT, "HANNAH,YOU MAY BE SATISFIED, BUT I'M
  • 00:19:35.497 --> 00:19:37.432
  • YOU MAY BE SATISFIED, BUT I'MNOT SATISFIED.
  • 00:19:37.432 --> 00:19:38.367
  • NOT SATISFIED.I'M GOING TO DO MORE THAN YOU
  • 00:19:38.367 --> 00:19:39.868
  • I'M GOING TO DO MORE THAN YOUASKED."
  • 00:19:39.868 --> 00:19:41.536
  • ASKED."I BELIEVE ONE REASON GOD WAS
  • 00:19:41.536 --> 00:19:43.739
  • I BELIEVE ONE REASON GOD WASSO GOOD TO HANNAH WAS BECAUSE
  • 00:19:43.739 --> 00:19:45.240
  • SO GOOD TO HANNAH WAS BECAUSEOF ALL THE PAIN SHE HAD TO
  • 00:19:45.240 --> 00:19:47.276
  • OF ALL THE PAIN SHE HAD TOENDURE, HAVING TO WAIT WHILE
  • 00:19:47.276 --> 00:19:48.577
  • ENDURE, HAVING TO WAIT WHILETHE OTHER WIFE WAS HAVING
  • 00:19:48.577 --> 00:19:50.779
  • THE OTHER WIFE WAS HAVINGBABIES, BEING MADE FUN OF,
  • 00:19:50.779 --> 00:19:52.214
  • BABIES, BEING MADE FUN OF,RIDICULED.
  • 00:19:52.214 --> 00:19:54.516
  • RIDICULED.GOD SEES ALL THE HEARTACHE,
  • 00:19:54.516 --> 00:19:56.618
  • GOD SEES ALL THE HEARTACHE,ALL THE TEARS, THE UNFAIR
  • 00:19:56.618 --> 00:19:58.287
  • ALL THE TEARS, THE UNFAIRSITUATIONS, THE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:19:58.287 --> 00:19:59.855
  • SITUATIONS, THE PEOPLE THATDID YOU WRONG, AND WHAT
  • 00:19:59.855 --> 00:20:01.223
  • DID YOU WRONG, AND WHATYOU'RE BELIEVING FOR MAY NOT
  • 00:20:01.223 --> 00:20:02.791
  • YOU'RE BELIEVING FOR MAY NOTHAVE HAPPENED YET, IT MAY BE
  • 00:20:02.791 --> 00:20:04.726
  • HAVE HAPPENED YET, IT MAY BETAKING A LONG TIME, BUT LIKE
  • 00:20:04.726 --> 00:20:06.728
  • TAKING A LONG TIME, BUT LIKEWITH HER GOD IS A FAITHFUL
  • 00:20:06.728 --> 00:20:08.363
  • WITH HER GOD IS A FAITHFULGOD.
  • 00:20:08.363 --> 00:20:09.765
  • GOD.HE'S NOT ONLY STILL GOING TO
  • 00:20:09.765 --> 00:20:11.400
  • HE'S NOT ONLY STILL GOING TOBRING IT TO PASS.
  • 00:20:11.400 --> 00:20:12.901
  • BRING IT TO PASS.THAT WOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH,
  • 00:20:12.901 --> 00:20:14.136
  • THAT WOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH,YOU WOULD BE SATISFIED, BUT
  • 00:20:14.136 --> 00:20:15.937
  • YOU WOULD BE SATISFIED, BUTGOD IS GOING TO DO MORE THAN
  • 00:20:15.937 --> 00:20:17.272
  • GOD IS GOING TO DO MORE THANYOU'VE ASKED.
  • 00:20:17.272 --> 00:20:18.607
  • YOU'VE ASKED.THAT MEANS ONCE YOU HAVE YOUR
  • 00:20:18.607 --> 00:20:20.676
  • THAT MEANS ONCE YOU HAVE YOURBABY, SO TO SPEAK, ONCE YOU
  • 00:20:20.676 --> 00:20:22.611
  • BABY, SO TO SPEAK, ONCE YOUSEE THE PROMISE FULFILLED,
  • 00:20:22.611 --> 00:20:24.680
  • SEE THE PROMISE FULFILLED,CAN I TELL YOU GOD IS NOT
  • 00:20:24.680 --> 00:20:26.748
  • CAN I TELL YOU GOD IS NOTFINISHED BEING GOOD TO YOU.
  • 00:20:26.748 --> 00:20:27.749
  • FINISHED BEING GOOD TO YOU.HE'S GOING TO VISIT YOU
  • 00:20:27.749 --> 00:20:28.750
  • HE'S GOING TO VISIT YOUAGAIN.
  • 00:20:28.750 --> 00:20:29.418
  • AGAIN.HE'S GOING TO SHOW OUT IN
  • 00:20:29.418 --> 00:20:30.686
  • HE'S GOING TO SHOW OUT INANOTHER WAY.
  • 00:20:30.686 --> 00:20:32.120
  • ANOTHER WAY.YOU ASKED FOR ONE BABY, GOD
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:33.555
  • YOU ASKED FOR ONE BABY, GODHAS FIVE MORE WAITING FOR
  • 00:20:33.555 --> 00:20:34.623
  • HAS FIVE MORE WAITING FORYOU.
  • 00:20:34.623 --> 00:20:36.058
  • YOU.HE'S GOING TO PAY YOU BACK
  • 00:20:36.058 --> 00:20:37.659
  • HE'S GOING TO PAY YOU BACKFOR WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH,
  • 00:20:37.659 --> 00:20:38.593
  • FOR WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH,AND OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE,
  • 00:20:38.593 --> 00:20:40.162
  • AND OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE,"LORD, I WANT TO THANK YOU
  • 00:20:40.162 --> 00:20:41.663
  • "LORD, I WANT TO THANK YOUTHAT YOU'RE GOING TO VISIT ME
  • 00:20:41.663 --> 00:20:42.998
  • THAT YOU'RE GOING TO VISIT MEAGAIN.
  • 00:20:42.998 --> 00:20:43.832
  • AGAIN.THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:20:43.832 --> 00:20:45.100
  • THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE GOINGTO DO MORE THAN I ASK.
  • 00:20:45.100 --> 00:20:46.034
  • TO DO MORE THAN I ASK.THANK YOU FOR EXCEEDING MY
  • 00:20:46.034 --> 00:20:48.270
  • THANK YOU FOR EXCEEDING MYEXPECTATIONS."
  • 00:20:48.270 --> 00:20:50.439
  • EXPECTATIONS."2 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 20, KING
  • 00:20:50.439 --> 00:20:52.074
  • 2 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 20, KINGJEHOSHAPHAT WAS SURROUNDED BY
  • 00:20:52.074 --> 00:20:54.209
  • JEHOSHAPHAT WAS SURROUNDED BYTHREE MAJOR ARMIES.
  • 00:20:54.209 --> 00:20:55.277
  • THREE MAJOR ARMIES.THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED TEN TO
  • 00:20:55.277 --> 00:20:56.912
  • THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED TEN TOONE, DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE.
  • 00:20:56.912 --> 00:20:59.014
  • ONE, DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE.JEHOSHAPHAT CALLED EVERYONE
  • 00:20:59.014 --> 00:21:00.716
  • JEHOSHAPHAT CALLED EVERYONETOGETHER TO PRAY.
  • 00:21:00.716 --> 00:21:02.184
  • TOGETHER TO PRAY.HE SAID, "GOD, WE HAVE NO
  • 00:21:02.184 --> 00:21:04.086
  • HE SAID, "GOD, WE HAVE NOPOWER AGAINST THIS MIGHTY
  • 00:21:04.086 --> 00:21:05.954
  • POWER AGAINST THIS MIGHTYARMY WITHOUT YOUR HELP.
  • 00:21:05.954 --> 00:21:07.956
  • ARMY WITHOUT YOUR HELP.PLEASE DELIVER US."
  • 00:21:07.956 --> 00:21:09.291
  • PLEASE DELIVER US."GOD SAID TO THEM IN VERSE 15,
  • 00:21:09.291 --> 00:21:11.693
  • GOD SAID TO THEM IN VERSE 15,"DON'T BE AFRAID.
  • 00:21:11.693 --> 00:21:13.428
  • "DON'T BE AFRAID.THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS.
  • 00:21:13.428 --> 00:21:15.364
  • THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS.THE BATTLE IS THE LORDS.
  • 00:21:15.364 --> 00:21:16.698
  • THE BATTLE IS THE LORDS.TOMORROW MARCH TOWARD THE
  • 00:21:16.698 --> 00:21:18.667
  • TOMORROW MARCH TOWARD THEENEMIES, BUT YOU WILL NOT
  • 00:21:18.667 --> 00:21:20.235
  • ENEMIES, BUT YOU WILL NOTNEED TO FIGHT.
  • 00:21:20.235 --> 00:21:21.670
  • NEED TO FIGHT.STAND STILL, AND YOU WILL SEE
  • 00:21:21.670 --> 00:21:23.872
  • STAND STILL, AND YOU WILL SEETHE LORD DELIVER YOU."
  • 00:21:23.872 --> 00:21:25.006
  • THE LORD DELIVER YOU."THEY WERE EXCITED.
  • 00:21:25.006 --> 00:21:25.974
  • THEY WERE EXCITED.THEY HAD THIS PROMISE THAT
  • 00:21:25.974 --> 00:21:27.809
  • THEY HAD THIS PROMISE THATGOD WAS GOING TO FIGHT FOR
  • 00:21:27.809 --> 00:21:29.010
  • GOD WAS GOING TO FIGHT FORTHEM, AND AS THEY MARCHED
  • 00:21:29.010 --> 00:21:30.312
  • THEM, AND AS THEY MARCHEDTOWARD THOSE ENEMIES THE NEXT
  • 00:21:30.312 --> 00:21:31.780
  • TOWARD THOSE ENEMIES THE NEXTDAY, THEY STARTED SINGING,
  • 00:21:31.780 --> 00:21:33.115
  • DAY, THEY STARTED SINGING,THANKING GOD.
  • 00:21:33.115 --> 00:21:34.449
  • THANKING GOD.WHEN THE ENEMIES HEARD ALL
  • 00:21:34.449 --> 00:21:35.817
  • WHEN THE ENEMIES HEARD ALLTHE NOISE, THE COMMOTION,
  • 00:21:35.817 --> 00:21:37.986
  • THE NOISE, THE COMMOTION,THEY GOT CONFUSED AND STARTED
  • 00:21:37.986 --> 00:21:40.655
  • THEY GOT CONFUSED AND STARTEDFIGHTING AMONG THEMSELVES.
  • 00:21:40.655 --> 00:21:41.690
  • FIGHTING AMONG THEMSELVES.THEY ENDED UP KILLING EACH
  • 00:21:41.690 --> 00:21:42.891
  • THEY ENDED UP KILLING EACHOTHER.
  • 00:21:42.891 --> 00:21:43.959
  • OTHER.WHEN THE PEOPLE OF JUDAH
  • 00:21:43.959 --> 00:21:45.494
  • WHEN THE PEOPLE OF JUDAHSHOWED UP, NOT ONLY DID THEY
  • 00:21:45.494 --> 00:21:47.129
  • SHOWED UP, NOT ONLY DID THEYNOT HAVE TO FIGHT, BUT THOSE
  • 00:21:47.129 --> 00:21:48.663
  • NOT HAVE TO FIGHT, BUT THOSEENEMIES LEFT ALL THEIR
  • 00:21:48.663 --> 00:21:50.198
  • ENEMIES LEFT ALL THEIRSUPPLIES.
  • 00:21:50.198 --> 00:21:51.566
  • SUPPLIES.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THEY FOUND
  • 00:21:51.566 --> 00:21:53.435
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THEY FOUNDVAST AMOUNTS OF EQUIPMENT,
  • 00:21:53.435 --> 00:21:55.537
  • VAST AMOUNTS OF EQUIPMENT,CLOTHING, AND OTHER VALUABLES
  • 00:21:55.537 --> 00:21:57.873
  • CLOTHING, AND OTHER VALUABLESMORE THAN THEY COULD CARRY.
  • 00:21:57.873 --> 00:21:59.508
  • MORE THAN THEY COULD CARRY.IT TOOK THEM 3 DAYS TO GATHER
  • 00:21:59.508 --> 00:22:01.543
  • IT TOOK THEM 3 DAYS TO GATHERUP THE SPOILS AND TAKE THEM
  • 00:22:01.543 --> 00:22:03.578
  • UP THE SPOILS AND TAKE THEMBACK TO THEIR HOME.
  • 00:22:03.578 --> 00:22:04.780
  • BACK TO THEIR HOME.HERE IS MY POINT.
  • 00:22:04.780 --> 00:22:06.181
  • HERE IS MY POINT.JEHOSHAPHAT ASKED FOR GOD TO
  • 00:22:06.181 --> 00:22:07.883
  • JEHOSHAPHAT ASKED FOR GOD TODELIVER THEM FROM THOSE
  • 00:22:07.883 --> 00:22:10.051
  • DELIVER THEM FROM THOSEENEMIES, AND GOD DID.
  • 00:22:10.051 --> 00:22:10.819
  • ENEMIES, AND GOD DID.THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TO
  • 00:22:10.819 --> 00:22:11.953
  • THEY DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TOFIGHT.
  • 00:22:11.953 --> 00:22:13.155
  • FIGHT.THAT WAS A GREAT MIRACLE,
  • 00:22:13.155 --> 00:22:14.923
  • THAT WAS A GREAT MIRACLE,SOMETHING WORTH CELEBRATING.
  • 00:22:14.923 --> 00:22:16.024
  • SOMETHING WORTH CELEBRATING.HE COULD HAVE GONE BACK HOME
  • 00:22:16.024 --> 00:22:18.160
  • HE COULD HAVE GONE BACK HOMETHANKING GOD, SO GRATEFUL,
  • 00:22:18.160 --> 00:22:20.562
  • THANKING GOD, SO GRATEFUL,BUT OUR GOD EXCEEDS OUR
  • 00:22:20.562 --> 00:22:22.664
  • BUT OUR GOD EXCEEDS OUREXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:22:22.664 --> 00:22:23.865
  • EXPECTATIONS.LIKE WITH HANNAH, HE SAID, IN
  • 00:22:23.865 --> 00:22:25.534
  • LIKE WITH HANNAH, HE SAID, INEFFECT, "JEHOSHAPHAT, I'M
  • 00:22:25.534 --> 00:22:28.203
  • EFFECT, "JEHOSHAPHAT, I'MGOING TO VISIT YOU AGAIN.
  • 00:22:28.203 --> 00:22:29.337
  • GOING TO VISIT YOU AGAIN.I'M NOT GOING TO DO JUST WHAT
  • 00:22:29.337 --> 00:22:31.006
  • I'M NOT GOING TO DO JUST WHATYOU ASKED, I'M NOT GOING TO
  • 00:22:31.006 --> 00:22:32.541
  • YOU ASKED, I'M NOT GOING TOJUST BRING YOU OUT, I'M GOING
  • 00:22:32.541 --> 00:22:34.376
  • JUST BRING YOU OUT, I'M GOINGTO MAKE THE ENEMY PAY.
  • 00:22:34.376 --> 00:22:35.677
  • TO MAKE THE ENEMY PAY.I'M GOING TO BRING YOU OUT
  • 00:22:35.677 --> 00:22:37.345
  • I'M GOING TO BRING YOU OUTINCREASED, PROMOTED,
  • 00:22:37.345 --> 00:22:38.814
  • INCREASED, PROMOTED,STRONGER."
  • 00:22:38.814 --> 00:22:39.848
  • STRONGER."THEY MARCHED TOWARD THOSE
  • 00:22:39.848 --> 00:22:41.383
  • THEY MARCHED TOWARD THOSEENEMIES EMPTY HANDED, THEY
  • 00:22:41.383 --> 00:22:43.151
  • ENEMIES EMPTY HANDED, THEYCAME BACK OUT LOADED DOWN
  • 00:22:43.151 --> 00:22:44.986
  • CAME BACK OUT LOADED DOWNWITH SUPPLIES.
  • 00:22:44.986 --> 00:22:46.188
  • WITH SUPPLIES.YOU MAY HAVE OBSTACLES IN
  • 00:22:46.188 --> 00:22:48.056
  • YOU MAY HAVE OBSTACLES INYOUR PATH AND CHALLENGES
  • 00:22:48.056 --> 00:22:49.558
  • YOUR PATH AND CHALLENGESCOMING AGAINST YOU TODAY IN
  • 00:22:49.558 --> 00:22:51.326
  • COMING AGAINST YOU TODAY INYOUR HEALTH, YOUR FINANCES, A
  • 00:22:51.326 --> 00:22:52.961
  • YOUR HEALTH, YOUR FINANCES, ARELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:22:52.961 --> 00:22:54.196
  • RELATIONSHIP.YOU'RE ASKING GOD TO TURN IT
  • 00:22:54.196 --> 00:22:55.163
  • YOU'RE ASKING GOD TO TURN ITAROUND.
  • 00:22:55.163 --> 00:22:56.431
  • AROUND.STAY ENCOURAGED.
  • 00:22:56.431 --> 00:22:57.666
  • STAY ENCOURAGED.GOD IS NOT ONLY GOING TO
  • 00:22:57.666 --> 00:22:59.234
  • GOD IS NOT ONLY GOING TOBRING YOU OUT, HE'S GOING TO
  • 00:22:59.234 --> 00:23:01.002
  • BRING YOU OUT, HE'S GOING TOHAVE SOME SPOILS THERE.
  • 00:23:01.002 --> 00:23:02.037
  • HAVE SOME SPOILS THERE.THERE IS GOING TO BE SOME
  • 00:23:02.037 --> 00:23:02.771
  • THERE IS GOING TO BE SOMEPLUNDER.
  • 00:23:02.771 --> 00:23:03.371
  • PLUNDER.HE'S GOING TO BRING YOU OUT
  • 00:23:03.371 --> 00:23:05.173
  • HE'S GOING TO BRING YOU OUTBETTER THAN YOU WERE BEFORE.
  • 00:23:05.173 --> 00:23:07.409
  • BETTER THAN YOU WERE BEFORE.HE'S GOING TO EXCEED
  • 00:23:07.409 --> 00:23:08.176
  • HE'S GOING TO EXCEEDYOUR EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:23:08.176 --> 00:23:09.110
  • YOUR EXPECTATIONS.NOW, DON'T TALK YOURSELF
  • 00:23:09.110 --> 00:23:10.612
  • NOW, DON'T TALK YOURSELFOUT OF IT.
  • 00:23:10.612 --> 00:23:11.480
  • OUT OF IT.SOMETIMES WHEN WE'VE
  • 00:23:11.480 --> 00:23:13.315
  • SOMETIMES WHEN WE'VESTRUGGLED IN AN AREA SO LONG,
  • 00:23:13.315 --> 00:23:14.950
  • STRUGGLED IN AN AREA SO LONG,WE'VE GOTTEN COMFORTABLE.
  • 00:23:14.950 --> 00:23:16.084
  • WE'VE GOTTEN COMFORTABLE.LIKE THE CRIPPLED MAN, WE'RE
  • 00:23:16.084 --> 00:23:18.286
  • LIKE THE CRIPPLED MAN, WE'REEXPECTING A FEW COINS,
  • 00:23:18.286 --> 00:23:19.254
  • EXPECTING A FEW COINS,SOMETHING TO SUSTAIN US, TO
  • 00:23:19.254 --> 00:23:20.622
  • SOMETHING TO SUSTAIN US, TOHELP US MAKE IT THROUGH THE
  • 00:23:20.622 --> 00:23:21.590
  • HELP US MAKE IT THROUGH THEYEAR.
  • 00:23:21.590 --> 00:23:22.991
  • YEAR.GOD IS ABOUT TO DO A NEW
  • 00:23:22.991 --> 00:23:24.192
  • GOD IS ABOUT TO DO A NEWTHING.
  • 00:23:24.192 --> 00:23:25.160
  • THING.YOU'RE ASKING FOR THE
  • 00:23:25.160 --> 00:23:26.394
  • YOU'RE ASKING FOR THEPOSSIBLE, HE'S ABOUT TO DO
  • 00:23:26.394 --> 00:23:28.129
  • POSSIBLE, HE'S ABOUT TO DOTHE IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:23:28.129 --> 00:23:29.164
  • THE IMPOSSIBLE.HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU WHERE
  • 00:23:29.164 --> 00:23:30.866
  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU WHEREYOU'VE NEVER BEEN.
  • 00:23:30.866 --> 00:23:31.967
  • YOU'VE NEVER BEEN.NO MORE COINS, NO MORE
  • 00:23:31.967 --> 00:23:34.102
  • NO MORE COINS, NO MOREDYSFUNCTION, NO MORE BEING
  • 00:23:34.102 --> 00:23:36.104
  • DYSFUNCTION, NO MORE BEINGBARREN, NO MORE STUCK IN YOUR
  • 00:23:36.104 --> 00:23:37.539
  • BARREN, NO MORE STUCK IN YOURCAREER.
  • 00:23:37.539 --> 00:23:38.340
  • CAREER.YOU'RE ABOUT TO COME IN TO
  • 00:23:38.340 --> 00:23:40.242
  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO COME IN TOSOME OF THESE EXCEEDED
  • 00:23:40.242 --> 00:23:41.943
  • SOME OF THESE EXCEEDEDEXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:23:41.943 --> 00:23:43.545
  • EXPECTATIONS.THIS IS A YEAR WHERE GOD IS
  • 00:23:43.545 --> 00:23:45.013
  • THIS IS A YEAR WHERE GOD ISGOING TO DO MORE THAN YOU'VE
  • 00:23:45.013 --> 00:23:46.281
  • GOING TO DO MORE THAN YOU'VEASKED.
  • 00:23:46.281 --> 00:23:47.282
  • ASKED.YOU'VE BEEN FAITHFUL, YOU'VE
  • 00:23:47.282 --> 00:23:48.617
  • YOU'VE BEEN FAITHFUL, YOU'VEHONORED HIM, NOW GOD IS ABOUT
  • 00:23:48.617 --> 00:23:51.152
  • HONORED HIM, NOW GOD IS ABOUTTO SHOW OUT IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:23:51.152 --> 00:23:52.220
  • TO SHOW OUT IN YOUR LIFE.EVERY MORNING, "LORD, I WANT
  • 00:23:52.220 --> 00:23:53.488
  • EVERY MORNING, "LORD, I WANTTO THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:23:53.488 --> 00:23:54.823
  • TO THANK YOU THAT YOU'REGOING TO EXCEED MY
  • 00:23:54.823 --> 00:23:55.991
  • GOING TO EXCEED MYEXPECTATIONS."
  • 00:23:55.991 --> 00:23:57.826
  • EXPECTATIONS."IF YOU DO THIS, I BELIEVE AND
  • 00:23:57.826 --> 00:23:59.895
  • IF YOU DO THIS, I BELIEVE ANDDECLARE GOD IS ABOUT TO VISIT
  • 00:23:59.895 --> 00:24:01.396
  • DECLARE GOD IS ABOUT TO VISITYOU AGAIN.
  • 00:24:01.396 --> 00:24:02.664
  • YOU AGAIN.YOU'VE HAD SAMUEL, HE'S BEEN
  • 00:24:02.664 --> 00:24:04.199
  • YOU'VE HAD SAMUEL, HE'S BEENGOOD TO YOU, BUT YOU HAVEN'T
  • 00:24:04.199 --> 00:24:06.134
  • GOOD TO YOU, BUT YOU HAVEN'TSEEN ANYTHING YET.
  • 00:24:06.134 --> 00:24:07.168
  • SEEN ANYTHING YET.NEW DOORS ARE ABOUT TO OPEN,
  • 00:24:07.168 --> 00:24:09.137
  • NEW DOORS ARE ABOUT TO OPEN,INCREASE, PROMOTION THAT YOU
  • 00:24:09.137 --> 00:24:10.906
  • INCREASE, PROMOTION THAT YOUDIDN'T SEE COMING.
  • 00:24:10.906 --> 00:24:12.674
  • DIDN'T SEE COMING.PROBLEMS ARE TURNING AROUND,
  • 00:24:12.674 --> 00:24:14.309
  • PROBLEMS ARE TURNING AROUND,HEALTH IS BEING RESTORED,
  • 00:24:14.309 --> 00:24:16.077
  • HEALTH IS BEING RESTORED,EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS ARE
  • 00:24:16.077 --> 00:24:18.079
  • EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS ARECOMING YOUR WAY IN JESUS'
  • 00:24:18.079 --> 00:24:20.215
  • COMING YOUR WAY IN JESUS'NAME, AND IF YOU RECEIVE IT,
  • 00:24:20.215 --> 00:24:22.150
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:24:23.785 --> 00:24:24.853
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY BEFORE WE CLOSE
  • 00:24:24.853 --> 00:24:26.454
  • OPPORTUNITY BEFORE WE CLOSETO MAKE JESUS THE LORD
  • 00:24:26.454 --> 00:24:27.822
  • TO MAKE JESUS THE LORDOF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:27.822 --> 00:24:29.324
  • OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:24:29.324 --> 00:24:31.826
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, LORD JESUS,
  • 00:24:31.826 --> 00:24:34.496
  • JUST SAY, LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:24:34.496 --> 00:24:36.364
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:24:36.364 --> 00:24:37.566
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD
  • 00:24:37.566 --> 00:24:39.501
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORDAND SAVIOR.
  • 00:24:39.501 --> 00:24:40.235
  • AND SAVIOR.IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:24:40.235 --> 00:24:41.636
  • IF YOU PRAYED THATSIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVE
  • 00:24:41.636 --> 00:24:43.271
  • SIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVEYOU GOT BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:24:43.271 --> 00:24:43.805
  • YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD
  • 00:24:43.805 --> 00:24:45.106
  • GET IN A GOODBIBLE-BASED CHURCH.
  • 00:24:45.106 --> 00:24:46.675
  • BIBLE-BASED CHURCH.KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:24:46.675 --> 00:24:47.876
  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU PLACES
  • 00:24:47.876 --> 00:24:49.444
  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU PLACESTHAT YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.
  • 00:24:49.444 --> 00:24:50.078
  • THAT YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.VICTORIA AND I WILL BE
  • 00:24:50.078 --> 00:24:51.246
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BERIGHT BACK TO SPEAK
  • 00:24:51.246 --> 00:24:53.014
  • .
  • 00:24:54.215 --> 00:24:54.916
  • .>ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:24:54.916 --> 00:24:56.051
  • >ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOURSUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THIS
  • 00:24:56.051 --> 00:24:57.786
  • SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THISMONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULD
  • 00:24:57.786 --> 00:24:58.787
  • MONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULDLIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY OF
  • 00:24:58.787 --> 00:25:00.155
  • LIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY OFJOEL'S NEW DEVOTIONAL,
  • 00:25:00.155 --> 00:25:02.824
  • JOEL'S NEW DEVOTIONAL,"GOD'S BEST FOR YOU".
  • 00:25:02.824 --> 00:25:03.558
  • "GOD'S BEST FOR YOU".>VICTORIA: GOD HAS AMAZING
  • 00:25:03.558 --> 00:25:04.793
  • >VICTORIA: GOD HAS AMAZINGTHINGS IN YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:25:04.793 --> 00:25:05.760
  • THINGS IN YOUR FUTURE.WHEN YOU TAKE THE LIMITS
  • 00:25:05.760 --> 00:25:06.928
  • WHEN YOU TAKE THE LIMITSOFF OF HIM AND PRAY BOLD
  • 00:25:06.928 --> 00:25:08.229
  • OFF OF HIM AND PRAY BOLDPRAYERS, YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:25:08.229 --> 00:25:09.831
  • PRAYERS, YOU'RE GOING TOSEE UNCOMMON BLESSINGS,
  • 00:25:09.831 --> 00:25:11.299
  • SEE UNCOMMON BLESSINGS,UNUSUAL INCREASE,
  • 00:25:11.299 --> 00:25:12.801
  • UNUSUAL INCREASE,AND UNPRECEDENTED FAVOR.
  • 00:25:12.801 --> 00:25:13.702
  • AND UNPRECEDENTED FAVOR.HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOU
  • 00:25:13.702 --> 00:25:14.603
  • HE'S GOING TO TAKE YOUFURTHER THAN YOU'VE EVER
  • 00:25:14.603 --> 00:25:15.537
  • FURTHER THAN YOU'VE EVERDREAMED.
  • 00:25:15.537 --> 00:25:16.304
  • DREAMED.>JOEL: THIS DEVOTIONAL IS
  • 00:25:16.304 --> 00:25:17.472
  • >JOEL: THIS DEVOTIONAL ISFILLED WITH ENCOURAGEMENT
  • 00:25:17.472 --> 00:25:18.773
  • FILLED WITH ENCOURAGEMENTAND INSPIRATION.
  • 00:25:18.773 --> 00:25:20.241
  • AND INSPIRATION.REQUEST YOUR COPY TODAY.
  • 00:25:20.241 --> 00:25:21.109
  • REQUEST YOUR COPY TODAY.IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE THE
  • 00:25:21.109 --> 00:25:22.344
  • IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE THEBEST LIFE THAT BELONGS TO
  • 00:25:22.344 --> 00:25:24.045
  • BEST LIFE THAT BELONGS TOYOU.
  • 00:25:24.045 --> 00:25:24.679
  • YOU.>RUSTY: WE ARE RUSTY AND SHERYL
  • 00:25:24.679 --> 00:25:26.514
  • >RUSTY: WE ARE RUSTY AND SHERYLCARBAUGH. OUR STORY IS ABOUT
  • 00:25:26.514 --> 00:25:27.782
  • CARBAUGH. OUR STORY IS ABOUTNEVER GIVING UP AND NEVER
  • 00:25:27.782 --> 00:25:29.484
  • NEVER GIVING UP AND NEVERLOSING HOPE.
  • 00:25:29.484 --> 00:25:30.552
  • LOSING HOPE.BY THE AGE OF 20, I WAS A
  • 00:25:30.552 --> 00:25:32.320
  • BY THE AGE OF 20, I WAS AFULL BLOWN JUNKIE, ALCOHOLIC.
  • 00:25:32.320 --> 00:25:34.656
  • FULL BLOWN JUNKIE, ALCOHOLIC.STUFF GOT OUT OF CONTROL.
  • 00:25:34.656 --> 00:25:35.523
  • STUFF GOT OUT OF CONTROL.THEN I END UP GOING TO PRISON
  • 00:25:35.523 --> 00:25:37.225
  • THEN I END UP GOING TO PRISONFACING 25 YEARS AT 23 YEARS
  • 00:25:37.225 --> 00:25:40.128
  • FACING 25 YEARS AT 23 YEARSOLD. AND I WAS AN ATHIEST.
  • 00:25:40.128 --> 00:25:40.795
  • OLD. AND I WAS AN ATHIEST.> SHERYL: WE WERE TWO BROKEN
  • 00:25:40.795 --> 00:25:42.030
  • > SHERYL: WE WERE TWO BROKENPEOPLE THAT GOD BROUGHT
  • 00:25:42.030 --> 00:25:43.932
  • PEOPLE THAT GOD BROUGHTTOGETHER AND WE GOT MARRIED.
  • 00:25:43.932 --> 00:25:45.200
  • TOGETHER AND WE GOT MARRIED.IT FELT LIKE GOD WANTED US TO
  • 00:25:45.200 --> 00:25:47.135
  • IT FELT LIKE GOD WANTED US TOCOME TO HOUSTON. RUSTY GOT A
  • 00:25:47.135 --> 00:25:48.637
  • COME TO HOUSTON. RUSTY GOT AJOB OFFER. UNFORTUNATELY,
  • 00:25:48.637 --> 00:25:50.538
  • JOB OFFER. UNFORTUNATELY,THAT JOB OFFER DIDN'T PAN OUT.
  • 00:25:50.538 --> 00:25:52.140
  • THAT JOB OFFER DIDN'T PAN OUT.WE RAN OUT OF MONEY AND
  • 00:25:52.140 --> 00:25:53.241
  • WE RAN OUT OF MONEY ANDUNFORTUNATELY WE HAD TO
  • 00:25:53.241 --> 00:25:55.977
  • UNFORTUNATELY WE HAD TOLIVE IN OUR CAR.
  • 00:25:55.977 --> 00:25:56.745
  • LIVE IN OUR CAR.SO THERE WOULD BE SOME NIGHTS
  • 00:25:56.745 --> 00:25:58.013
  • SO THERE WOULD BE SOME NIGHTSWE'D WANT TO GIVE UP AND WE
  • 00:25:58.013 --> 00:25:59.681
  • WE'D WANT TO GIVE UP AND WEWOULD JUST SIT IN THE CAR AND
  • 00:25:59.681 --> 00:26:01.349
  • WOULD JUST SIT IN THE CAR ANDI WOULD GET MY CELL PHONE AND
  • 00:26:01.349 --> 00:26:02.484
  • I WOULD GET MY CELL PHONE ANDI WOULD PUT IT ON THE AIR
  • 00:26:02.484 --> 00:26:04.019
  • I WOULD PUT IT ON THE AIRCONDITIONER BUTTON AND WE
  • 00:26:04.019 --> 00:26:05.053
  • CONDITIONER BUTTON AND WEWOULD JUST LISTEN TO PASTOR
  • 00:26:05.053 --> 00:26:06.888
  • WOULD JUST LISTEN TO PASTORJOEL AND IT WOULD ENCOURAGE US.
  • 00:26:06.888 --> 00:26:08.356
  • JOEL AND IT WOULD ENCOURAGE US.NO MATTER WHAT WAS GOING ON
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  • NO MATTER WHAT WAS GOING ONAROUND US, INSIDE OF OUR CAR
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  • AROUND US, INSIDE OF OUR CARWAS HOPE.
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  • WAS HOPE.> RUSTY: I VOLUNTEERED DURING
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  • > RUSTY: I VOLUNTEERED DURINGHARVEY AND WE DIDN'T HAVE A
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  • HARVEY AND WE DIDN'T HAVE AHOME AND WE'RE TRYING TO HELP
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  • HOME AND WE'RE TRYING TO HELPOTHERS THAT LOST THEIR HOME.
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  • OTHERS THAT LOST THEIR HOME.JUST TO SEE WHAT GOD CAN DO
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  • JUST TO SEE WHAT GOD CAN DOWITH SOMEBODY LIKE ME THAT WAS
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  • WITH SOMEBODY LIKE ME THAT WASJUST AN ATHIEST AND A JUNKIE
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  • JUST AN ATHIEST AND A JUNKIEAND JUST SEE HIS MERCY ON ME.
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  • AND JUST SEE HIS MERCY ON ME.AND THEN TO SEE THAT NOW I
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  • AND THEN TO SEE THAT NOW IGOT MY OWN BUSINESS. NOW WE
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  • GOT MY OWN BUSINESS. NOW WEHAVE A HOME. WE HAVE A NICE
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  • HAVE A HOME. WE HAVE A NICECAR. IT'S JUST INCREDIBLE.
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  • CAR. IT'S JUST INCREDIBLE.HE CAN, YOU KNOW, HE CAN
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  • HE CAN, YOU KNOW, HE CANDO IT FOR ANYBODY.
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  • >JOEL: KNOW THAT WE PRAYFOR YOU EVERY DAY.
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  • FOR YOU EVERY DAY.I KNOW GOD HAS GREAT
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  • I KNOW GOD HAS GREATTHINGS IN YOUR FUTURE.
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  • THINGS IN YOUR FUTURE.YOU WOULDN'T BE ALIVE
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  • YOU WOULDN'T BE ALIVEIF THERE WASN'T SOMETHING
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  • IF THERE WASN'T SOMETHINGAMAZING RIGHT UP IN FRONT
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  • AMAZING RIGHT UP IN FRONTOF YOU. STAY STRONG.
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  • OF YOU. STAY STRONG.KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD
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  • KEEP FIGHTING THE GOODFIGHT OF FAITH BECAUSE
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  • FIGHT OF FAITH BECAUSEGOD IS IN CONTROL OF YOUR
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  • GOD IS IN CONTROL OF YOURLIFE. HE'S BREATHING IN
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  • LIFE. HE'S BREATHING INYOUR DIRECTION RIGHT NOW.
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  • YOUR DIRECTION RIGHT NOW.LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.
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  • LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.LORD, WE DO LIFT UP ALL
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  • LORD, WE DO LIFT UP ALLTHOSE THAT ARE WATCHING
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  • THOSE THAT ARE WATCHINGAND LISTENING.
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  • AND LISTENING.LORD, I THANK YOU THAT
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  • LORD, I THANK YOU THATYOUR FAVOR IS ON THEM
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  • YOUR FAVOR IS ON THEMIN A NEW WAY. THAT YOU
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  • IN A NEW WAY. THAT YOUARE HEALING SICK BODIES,
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  • ARE HEALING SICK BODIES,RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS,
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  • RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS,FREEING THEM FROM
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  • FREEING THEM FROMADDICTIONS.
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  • ADDICTIONS.LORD, I SPEAK PEACE INTO
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  • LORD, I SPEAK PEACE INTOTHEIR MINDS, THEIR BODIES,
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  • THEIR MINDS, THEIR BODIES,THEIR SPIRITS.
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  • THEIR SPIRITS.THAT THE ANXIETY,
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  • THAT THE ANXIETY,THE DEPRESSION IS GOING,
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  • THE DEPRESSION IS GOING,THE ADDICTIONS.
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  • THE ADDICTIONS.LORD, LET IT BE A NEW DAY
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  • LORD, LET IT BE A NEW DAYOF VICTORY IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • OF VICTORY IN JESUS' NAME.WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.
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