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The Good Father

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December 2, 2020
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Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL, GOD
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL, 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 IN
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  • HOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER INOUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BY AND
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  • OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BY ANDBE A PART OF ONE OF OUR
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  • BE A PART OF ONE OF OURSERVICES.
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  • SERVICES.I PROMISE YOU, WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • I PROMISE YOU, WE'LL MAKE YOUFEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.I LIKE TO
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  • I LIKE TOSTART WITH SOMETHING FUNNY,
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  • START WITH SOMETHING FUNNY,AND I HEARD ABOUT THIS
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  • AND I HEARD ABOUT THIS85-YEAR-OLD MAN.
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  • 85-YEAR-OLD MAN.HE WAS OUT FISHING ONE
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  • HE WAS OUT FISHING ONEMORNING, HE HEARD A VOICE
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  • MORNING, HE HEARD A VOICESAYING, "PICK ME UP."
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  • SAYING, "PICK ME UP."HE LOOKED AROUND, DIDN'T SEE
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  • HE LOOKED AROUND, DIDN'T SEEANYBODY.
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  • ANYBODY.HE THOUGHT HE WAS DREAMING.
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  • HE THOUGHT HE WAS DREAMING.HE HEARD IT AGAIN,
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  • HE HEARD IT AGAIN,"PICK ME UP."
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  • "PICK ME UP."HE LOOKED DOWN
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  • HE LOOKED DOWNAND SAW A FROG.
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  • AND SAW A FROG.HE SAID IN AMAZEMENT,
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  • HE SAID IN AMAZEMENT,"ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?"
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  • "ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?"THE FROG SAID, "YES, PICK ME
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  • THE FROG SAID, "YES, PICK MEUP AND KISS ME, AND I'LL TURN
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  • UP AND KISS ME, AND I'LL TURNINTO A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE."
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  • INTO A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE."THE MAN QUICKLY PICKED
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  • THE MAN QUICKLY PICKEDHIM UP, PUT HIM IN HIS
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  • HIM UP, PUT HIM IN HISFRONT POCKET.
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  • FRONT POCKET.FROG SAID, "WAIT A MINUTE,
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  • FROG SAID, "WAIT A MINUTE,I SAID KISS ME
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  • I SAID KISS MEAND I'LL TURN INTO A BRIDE."
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  • AND I'LL TURN INTO A BRIDE."THE MAN SAID, "NO THANKS.
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  • THE MAN SAID, "NO THANKS.AT MY AGE, I'D RATHER HAVE
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  • AT MY AGE, I'D RATHER HAVEA TALKING FROG."
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  • A TALKING FROG."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 SAMEIN 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 GOOD FATHER."
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  • ABOUT "THE GOOD FATHER."MANY OF US WERE RAISED
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  • MANY OF US WERE RAISEDBY FATHERS THAT WERE LOVING,
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  • BY FATHERS THAT WERE LOVING,AND KIND.
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  • AND KIND.THEY GUIDED US AND DID THEIR
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  • THEY GUIDED US AND DID THEIRBEST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD
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  • BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HADEVERYTHING THAT WE NEEDED.
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  • EVERYTHING THAT WE NEEDED.BUT NO MATTER HOW GOOD
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  • BUT NO MATTER HOW GOODOUR FATHER WAS,
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  • OUR FATHER WAS,PEOPLE ARE NOT PERFECT.
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  • PEOPLE ARE NOT PERFECT.THEY MAKE MISTAKES.
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  • THEY MAKE MISTAKES.THERE ARE TIMES THEY CAN LET
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  • THERE ARE TIMES THEY CAN LETUS DOWN, MAYBE NOT GIVE US
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  • US DOWN, MAYBE NOT GIVE USWHAT WE NEEDED.
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  • WHAT WE NEEDED.SOME FATHERS, THEY MEANT
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  • SOME FATHERS, THEY MEANTWELL, BUT THEY WEREN'T
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  • WELL, BUT THEY WEREN'TAFFECTIONATE.
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  • AFFECTIONATE.THEY NEVER TOLD YOU THAT THEY
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  • THEY NEVER TOLD YOU THAT THEYLOVED YOU,
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  • LOVED YOU,THEY WERE PROUD OF YOU.
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  • THEY WERE PROUD OF YOU.THEY CORRECTED YOU, THEY MADE
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  • THEY CORRECTED YOU, THEY MADESURE YOU STAYED ON THE RIGHT
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  • SURE YOU STAYED ON THE RIGHTPATH, BUT THEY DIDN'T EXPRESS
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  • PATH, BUT THEY DIDN'T EXPRESSTHEIR LOVE.
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  • THEIR LOVE.THE PROBLEM WAS THEIR FATHER
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  • THE PROBLEM WAS THEIR FATHERMOST LIKELY DID
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  • MOST LIKELY DIDTHE SAME THING TO THEM.
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  • THE SAME THING TO THEM.THEY NEVER HEARD,
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  • THEY NEVER HEARD,"I LOVE YOU."
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  • "I LOVE YOU."THEY NEVER SAW IT MODELED.
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  • THEY NEVER SAW IT MODELED.YOU CAN'T GIVE AWAY
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  • YOU CAN'T GIVE AWAYWHAT YOU DON'T HAVE.
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  • WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE.FRIEND OF MINE
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  • FRIEND OF MINEIN HIGH SCHOOL,
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  • IN HIGH SCHOOL,HIS FATHER STRUGGLED
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  • HIS FATHER STRUGGLEDWITH ALCOHOL.
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  • WITH ALCOHOL.HE WAS A GOOD MAN AND
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  • HE WAS A GOOD MAN ANDFUN TO BE AROUND UNTIL
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  • FUN TO BE AROUND UNTILHE STARTED DRINKING.
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  • HE STARTED DRINKING.THEN HE WOULD BECOME
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  • THEN HE WOULD BECOMEABUSIVE AND VIOLENT.
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  • ABUSIVE AND VIOLENT.MORE THAN ONCE, MY FRIEND HAD
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  • MORE THAN ONCE, MY FRIEND HADTO PROTECT HIS MOTHER FROM
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  • TO PROTECT HIS MOTHER FROMHIS FATHER'S VIOLENT RAGE.
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  • HIS FATHER'S VIOLENT RAGE.HE SAID TO ME, "WHY CAN'T
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  • HE SAID TO ME, "WHY CAN'TMY DAD JUST BE NORMAL?
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  • MY DAD JUST BE NORMAL?WHY DO I HAVE TO
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  • WHY DO I HAVE TODEAL WITH THIS?"
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  • DEAL WITH THIS?"HE WAS STARTING TO BECOME
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  • HE WAS STARTING TO BECOMEANGRY AND BITTER.
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  • ANGRY AND BITTER.MOST FATHERS NEVER PLANNED ON
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  • MOST FATHERS NEVER PLANNED ONMESSING UP THEIR CHILDREN.
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  • MESSING UP THEIR CHILDREN.THEY DIDN'T SET OUT TO MAKE
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  • THEY DIDN'T SET OUT TO MAKEIT MORE DIFFICULT, PASS DOWN
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  • IT MORE DIFFICULT, PASS DOWNDYSFUNCTION, BUT LIKE
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  • DYSFUNCTION, BUT LIKETHROWING A PEBBLE ON A CALM
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  • THROWING A PEBBLE ON A CALMLAKE, THEIR DECISIONS AFFECT
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  • LAKE, THEIR DECISIONS AFFECTTHOSE AROUND THEM.
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  • THOSE AROUND THEM.YOU CAN'T HELP IT, YOU'VE
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  • YOU CAN'T HELP IT, YOU'VEBEEN IMPACTED BY
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  • BEEN IMPACTED BYTHE PEOPLE THAT RAISED YOU.
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  • THE PEOPLE THAT RAISED YOU.THE GOOD NEWS IS THE GOOD
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  • THE GOOD NEWS IS THE GOODFATHER, YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER,
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  • FATHER, YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER,HAS TAKEN ALL THIS
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  • HAS TAKEN ALL THISINTO ACCOUNT.
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  • INTO ACCOUNT.HE KNEW WHO YOUR PARENTS
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  • HE KNEW WHO YOUR PARENTSWOULD BE, HE KNEW WHAT
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  • WOULD BE, HE KNEW WHATYOU WOULDN'T GET, HE KNEW
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  • YOU WOULDN'T GET, HE KNEWWHAT WOULDN'T BE FAIR.
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  • WHAT WOULDN'T BE FAIR.HE'S ALREADY DESIGNED A PLAN
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  • HE'S ALREADY DESIGNED A PLANWITH THIS IN MIND TO GET YOU
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  • WITH THIS IN MIND TO GET YOUTO YOUR DESTINY.
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  • TO YOUR DESTINY.AND YOU MAY HAVE BEEN RAISED
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  • AND YOU MAY HAVE BEEN RAISEDAROUND DYSFUNCTION,
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  • AROUND DYSFUNCTION,ADDICTIONS, ABUSE, POVERTY,
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  • ADDICTIONS, ABUSE, POVERTY,BUT THAT DOES NOT
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  • BUT THAT DOES NOTHAVE TO STOP YOU.
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  • HAVE TO STOP YOU.THAT'S WHERE YOU COME FROM,
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  • THAT'S WHERE YOU COME FROM,THAT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE.
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  • THAT'S NOT WHO YOU ARE.YOU ARE A CHILD OF
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  • YOU ARE A CHILD OFTHE MOST HIGH GOD.
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  • THE MOST HIGH GOD.AND YOUR EARTHLY FATHER
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  • AND YOUR EARTHLY FATHERMAY HAVE FALLEN SHORT,
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  • MAY HAVE FALLEN SHORT,DISAPPOINTED YOU, DIDN'T
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  • DISAPPOINTED YOU, DIDN'TGIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEEDED,
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  • GIVE YOU WHAT YOU NEEDED,BUT YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER,
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  • BUT YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER,THE GOOD FATHER,
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  • THE GOOD FATHER,WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN.
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  • WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN.HE'S THE FRIEND THAT STICKS
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  • HE'S THE FRIEND THAT STICKSCLOSER THAN A BROTHER.
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  • CLOSER THAN A BROTHER.MAYBE YOUR EARTHLY FATHER
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  • MAYBE YOUR EARTHLY FATHERNEVER GAVE YOU HIS APPROVAL,
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  • NEVER GAVE YOU HIS APPROVAL,BUT THE GOOD FATHER IS
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  • BUT THE GOOD FATHER ISSAYING, "I'M PROUD OF YOU.
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  • SAYING, "I'M PROUD OF YOU.I LOVE YOU.
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  • I LOVE YOU.YOU'RE MY SON,
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  • YOU'RE MY SON,YOU'RE MY DAUGHTER."
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  • YOU'RE MY DAUGHTER."PEOPLE MAY HAVE TRIED TO PUSH
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  • PEOPLE MAY HAVE TRIED TO PUSHYOU DOWN, MADE YOU FEEL LESS
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  • YOU DOWN, MADE YOU FEEL LESSTHAN, BUT THE GOOD FATHER
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  • THAN, BUT THE GOOD FATHERIS SAYING,
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  • IS SAYING,"YOU'RE A MASTERPIECE.
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  • "YOU'RE A MASTERPIECE.YOU'RE A PRIZED POSSESSION.
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  • YOU'RE A PRIZED POSSESSION.YOU'VE BEEN FEARFULLY
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  • YOU'VE BEEN FEARFULLYAND WONDERFULLY MADE."
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  • AND WONDERFULLY MADE."NOW, DON'T STAY FOCUSED
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  • NOW, DON'T STAY FOCUSEDON WHAT YOUR EARTHLY FATHER
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  • ON WHAT YOUR EARTHLY FATHERDID OR DIDN'T GIVE YOU.
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  • DID OR DIDN'T GIVE YOU.DON'T LIVE BITTER BECAUSE
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  • DON'T LIVE BITTER BECAUSEPEOPLE PUT YOU AT A
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  • PEOPLE PUT YOU AT ADISADVANTAGE,
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  • DISADVANTAGE,THEY WEREN'T THERE FOR YOU.
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  • THEY WEREN'T THERE FOR YOU.START GOING TO
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  • START GOING TOTHE GOOD FATHER.
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  • THE GOOD FATHER.I KNOW A YOUNG MAN,
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  • I KNOW A YOUNG MAN,HIS FATHER LEFT HIS MOTHER
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  • HIS FATHER LEFT HIS MOTHERWHEN HE WAS A BABY.
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  • WHEN HE WAS A BABY.HE NEVER HEARD FROM HIM.
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  • HE NEVER HEARD FROM HIM.WHEN HE WAS IN HIS 20S,
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  • WHEN HE WAS IN HIS 20S,HE TRACKED HIS FATHER DOWN
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  • HE TRACKED HIS FATHER DOWNAND FOUND OUT HE LIVED
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  • AND FOUND OUT HE LIVEDIN ANOTHER STATE.
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  • IN ANOTHER STATE.HE CALLED SO EXCITED
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  • HE CALLED SO EXCITEDAND SAID, "DAD, CAN I COME
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  • AND SAID, "DAD, CAN I COMESEE YOU?"
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  • SEE YOU?"HIS FATHER RELUCTANTLY
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  • HIS FATHER RELUCTANTLYAGREED.
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  • AGREED.HE HAD THIS LONGING TO BE IN
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  • HE HAD THIS LONGING TO BE INRELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHER
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  • RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS FATHERAND SHOW HIM
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  • AND SHOW HIMWHO HE HAD BECOME.
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  • WHO HE HAD BECOME.HE TRAVELED A GREAT DISTANCE,
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  • HE TRAVELED A GREAT DISTANCE,BUT WHEN HE KNOCKED ON THE
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  • BUT WHEN HE KNOCKED ON THEDOOR, THE FATHER
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  • DOOR, THE FATHERWOULDN'T ANSWER.
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  • WOULDN'T ANSWER.HE HAD CHANGED HIS MIND,
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  • HE HAD CHANGED HIS MIND,WOULDN'T SEE HIM.
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  • WOULDN'T SEE HIM.THIS YOUNG MAN WAS
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  • THIS YOUNG MAN WASSO DEVASTATED.
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  • SO DEVASTATED.IT WAS LIKE A PART OF HIM
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  • IT WAS LIKE A PART OF HIMDIED ON THE INSIDE.
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  • DIED ON THE INSIDE.AND YES, IT'S PAINFUL
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  • AND YES, IT'S PAINFULTO BE REJECTED BY ANYONE,
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  • TO BE REJECTED BY ANYONE,BUT ESPECIALLY
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  • BUT ESPECIALLYBY YOUR OWN FATHER.
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  • BY YOUR OWN FATHER.AND WHEN YOU'VE BEEN RAISED
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  • AND WHEN YOU'VE BEEN RAISEDIN A DYSFUNCTIONAL
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  • IN A DYSFUNCTIONALENVIRONMENT, IT'S EASY TO
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  • ENVIRONMENT, IT'S EASY TOBECOME NEGATIVE AND THINK,
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  • BECOME NEGATIVE AND THINK,"GOD, WHY WAS I BORN INTO
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  • "GOD, WHY WAS I BORN INTOTHIS FAMILY?
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  • THIS FAMILY?WHY WASN'T MY FATHER AROUND?
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  • WHY WASN'T MY FATHER AROUND?OR WHY WAS THERE SO MUCH
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  • OR WHY WAS THERE SO MUCHARGUING, ADDICTIONS, ABUSE?
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  • ARGUING, ADDICTIONS, ABUSE?WHY DIDN'T THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:05:03.349 --> 00:05:05.084
  • WHY DIDN'T THESE PEOPLEGIVE ME WHAT I NEEDED?"
  • 00:05:05.084 --> 00:05:06.953
  • GIVE ME WHAT I NEEDED?"IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FAIR,
  • 00:05:06.953 --> 00:05:08.721
  • IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FAIR,BUT THE GOOD FATHER HAS TAKEN
  • 00:05:08.721 --> 00:05:10.757
  • BUT THE GOOD FATHER HAS TAKENTHAT ALL INTO ACCOUNT.
  • 00:05:10.757 --> 00:05:12.058
  • THAT ALL INTO ACCOUNT.WHAT YOU WOULDN'T GET, WHO
  • 00:05:12.058 --> 00:05:13.559
  • WHAT YOU WOULDN'T GET, WHOWOULD HURT YOU, WHAT WOULDN'T
  • 00:05:13.559 --> 00:05:15.661
  • WOULD HURT YOU, WHAT WOULDN'TWORK OUT, IT MAY SEEM LIKE
  • 00:05:15.661 --> 00:05:16.796
  • WORK OUT, IT MAY SEEM LIKEIT'S PUT YOU AT A
  • 00:05:16.796 --> 00:05:18.664
  • IT'S PUT YOU AT ADISADVANTAGE, BUT THAT HAS
  • 00:05:18.664 --> 00:05:21.134
  • DISADVANTAGE, BUT THAT HASNOT STOPPED GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:05:21.134 --> 00:05:22.769
  • NOT STOPPED GOD'S PLAN.WHEN HE LAID OUT THE PATH
  • 00:05:22.769 --> 00:05:24.303
  • WHEN HE LAID OUT THE PATHFOR YOUR LIFE, HE TOOK INTO
  • 00:05:24.303 --> 00:05:27.039
  • FOR YOUR LIFE, HE TOOK INTOCONSIDERATION THE PAIN, THE
  • 00:05:27.039 --> 00:05:29.842
  • CONSIDERATION THE PAIN, THEBAD BREAKS, THE REJECTION.
  • 00:05:29.842 --> 00:05:31.978
  • BAD BREAKS, THE REJECTION.NO MATTER HOW WRONG IT WAS,
  • 00:05:31.978 --> 00:05:32.912
  • NO MATTER HOW WRONG IT WAS,NO MATTER WHO WASN'T THERE
  • 00:05:32.912 --> 00:05:34.514
  • NO MATTER WHO WASN'T THEREFOR YOU, DON'T USE IT
  • 00:05:34.514 --> 00:05:37.049
  • FOR YOU, DON'T USE ITAS AN EXCUSE TO LIVE BITTER,
  • 00:05:37.049 --> 00:05:38.551
  • AS AN EXCUSE TO LIVE BITTER,TO GIVE UP ON DREAMS,
  • 00:05:38.551 --> 00:05:40.586
  • TO GIVE UP ON DREAMS,TO SETTLE FOR MEDIOCRITY.
  • 00:05:40.586 --> 00:05:41.621
  • TO SETTLE FOR MEDIOCRITY."WELL, JOEL, MY DAD WASN'T
  • 00:05:41.621 --> 00:05:43.523
  • "WELL, JOEL, MY DAD WASN'TAROUND LIKE YOURS WAS."
  • 00:05:43.523 --> 00:05:44.357
  • AROUND LIKE YOURS WAS."OR, "MY DAD WAS HARSH
  • 00:05:44.357 --> 00:05:45.558
  • OR, "MY DAD WAS HARSHAND ABUSIVE.
  • 00:05:45.558 --> 00:05:47.126
  • AND ABUSIVE.HE DIDN'T TREAT ME RIGHT."
  • 00:05:47.126 --> 00:05:48.261
  • HE DIDN'T TREAT ME RIGHT."IF YOU'LL START GOING TO THE
  • 00:05:48.261 --> 00:05:50.296
  • IF YOU'LL START GOING TO THEGOOD FATHER, IF YOU'LL GET
  • 00:05:50.296 --> 00:05:51.397
  • GOOD FATHER, IF YOU'LL GETYOUR APPROVAL, YOUR
  • 00:05:51.397 --> 00:05:52.565
  • YOUR APPROVAL, YOURAFFIRMATION, YOUR LOVE FROM
  • 00:05:52.565 --> 00:05:54.500
  • AFFIRMATION, YOUR LOVE FROMHIM, THEN DESPITE WHAT YOUR
  • 00:05:54.500 --> 00:05:56.569
  • HIM, THEN DESPITE WHAT YOUREARTHLY FATHER DID OR DIDN'T
  • 00:05:56.569 --> 00:05:58.471
  • EARTHLY FATHER DID OR DIDN'TDO, THE GOOD FATHER
  • 00:05:58.471 --> 00:06:00.273
  • DO, THE GOOD FATHERWILL MAKE IT UP TO YOU.
  • 00:06:00.273 --> 00:06:01.007
  • WILL MAKE IT UP TO YOU.THE GOOD FATHER WILL PAY YOU
  • 00:06:01.007 --> 00:06:03.376
  • THE GOOD FATHER WILL PAY YOUBACK FOR THE INJUSTICE.
  • 00:06:03.376 --> 00:06:04.977
  • BACK FOR THE INJUSTICE.THE GOOD FATHER WILL HELP YOU
  • 00:06:04.977 --> 00:06:07.346
  • THE GOOD FATHER WILL HELP YOUNOT ONLY OVERCOME, BUT HE'LL
  • 00:06:07.346 --> 00:06:08.781
  • NOT ONLY OVERCOME, BUT HE'LLSHOW YOU FAVOR THAT WILL
  • 00:06:08.781 --> 00:06:11.050
  • SHOW YOU FAVOR THAT WILLTHRUST YOU YEARS AHEAD.
  • 00:06:11.050 --> 00:06:12.418
  • THRUST YOU YEARS AHEAD.JESUS SAID, "IT IS THE
  • 00:06:12.418 --> 00:06:14.787
  • JESUS SAID, "IT IS THEFATHER'S GOOD PLEASURE TO
  • 00:06:14.787 --> 00:06:16.656
  • FATHER'S GOOD PLEASURE TOGIVE YOU THE KINGDOM."
  • 00:06:16.656 --> 00:06:18.191
  • GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM."THE GOOD FATHER TAKES GOOD
  • 00:06:18.191 --> 00:06:19.492
  • THE GOOD FATHER TAKES GOODPLEASURE IN MAKING YOUR
  • 00:06:19.492 --> 00:06:20.927
  • PLEASURE IN MAKING YOURWRONGS RIGHT.
  • 00:06:20.927 --> 00:06:22.762
  • WRONGS RIGHT.HE TAKES GOOD PLEASURE IN
  • 00:06:22.762 --> 00:06:24.263
  • HE TAKES GOOD PLEASURE INGIVING YOU WHAT PEOPLE COULD
  • 00:06:24.263 --> 00:06:25.865
  • GIVING YOU WHAT PEOPLE COULDNOT GIVE YOU.
  • 00:06:25.865 --> 00:06:27.166
  • NOT GIVE YOU.LIKE THIS YOUNG MAN,
  • 00:06:27.166 --> 00:06:28.134
  • LIKE THIS YOUNG MAN,PEOPLE MAY HAVE PUT YOU
  • 00:06:28.134 --> 00:06:29.702
  • PEOPLE MAY HAVE PUT YOUAT A DISADVANTAGE.
  • 00:06:29.702 --> 00:06:31.370
  • AT A DISADVANTAGE.GOD IS SAYING, "GET READY,
  • 00:06:31.370 --> 00:06:32.505
  • GOD IS SAYING, "GET READY,I'M ABOUT TO MAKE IT UP TO
  • 00:06:32.505 --> 00:06:33.539
  • I'M ABOUT TO MAKE IT UP TOYOU.
  • 00:06:33.539 --> 00:06:34.273
  • YOU.I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU MORE
  • 00:06:34.273 --> 00:06:36.409
  • I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU MOREOPPORTUNITY, MORE INFLUENCE,
  • 00:06:36.409 --> 00:06:37.376
  • OPPORTUNITY, MORE INFLUENCE,MORE RESOURCES, MORE
  • 00:06:37.376 --> 00:06:39.178
  • MORE RESOURCES, MOREFULFILLMENT THAN IF IT HAD
  • 00:06:39.178 --> 00:06:41.013
  • FULFILLMENT THAN IF IT HADNEVER HAPPENED."
  • 00:06:41.013 --> 00:06:41.614
  • NEVER HAPPENED."A FRIEND OF MINE WAS RAISED
  • 00:06:41.614 --> 00:06:44.116
  • A FRIEND OF MINE WAS RAISEDIN AN UNHEALTHY ENVIRONMENT.
  • 00:06:44.116 --> 00:06:46.185
  • IN AN UNHEALTHY ENVIRONMENT.HER FATHER WASN'T IN HER LIFE
  • 00:06:46.185 --> 00:06:47.753
  • HER FATHER WASN'T IN HER LIFEAND HE MOTHER WASN'T STABLE.
  • 00:06:47.753 --> 00:06:49.388
  • AND HE MOTHER WASN'T STABLE.SHE WAS BIPOLAR AND STRUGGLED
  • 00:06:49.388 --> 00:06:50.756
  • SHE WAS BIPOLAR AND STRUGGLEDWITH DEPRESSION.
  • 00:06:50.756 --> 00:06:51.591
  • WITH DEPRESSION.SHE'D BEEN MARRIED MULTIPLE
  • 00:06:51.591 --> 00:06:52.725
  • SHE'D BEEN MARRIED MULTIPLETIMES.
  • 00:06:52.725 --> 00:06:53.926
  • TIMES.AND THIS YOUNG LADY AS A
  • 00:06:53.926 --> 00:06:55.728
  • AND THIS YOUNG LADY AS ACHILD SAW THINGS THAT SHE
  • 00:06:55.728 --> 00:06:57.330
  • CHILD SAW THINGS THAT SHESHOULD'VE NEVER SEEN,
  • 00:06:57.330 --> 00:06:58.664
  • SHOULD'VE NEVER SEEN,BOYFRIENDS IN AND OUT, AND
  • 00:06:58.664 --> 00:07:01.133
  • BOYFRIENDS IN AND OUT, ANDFIGHTS, AND VERBAL ABUSE.
  • 00:07:01.133 --> 00:07:03.169
  • FIGHTS, AND VERBAL ABUSE.SHE FELT ALONE AND AFRAID.
  • 00:07:03.169 --> 00:07:05.037
  • SHE FELT ALONE AND AFRAID.AT 15 YEARS OLD, SHE LEFT THE
  • 00:07:05.037 --> 00:07:06.272
  • AT 15 YEARS OLD, SHE LEFT THEHOUSE AND WENT OUT ON HER
  • 00:07:06.272 --> 00:07:07.406
  • HOUSE AND WENT OUT ON HEROWN.
  • 00:07:07.406 --> 00:07:08.508
  • OWN.ALL THE ODDS WERE AGAINST
  • 00:07:08.508 --> 00:07:09.842
  • ALL THE ODDS WERE AGAINSTHER.
  • 00:07:09.842 --> 00:07:10.576
  • HER.SHE COULD'VE BECOME A
  • 00:07:10.576 --> 00:07:12.144
  • SHE COULD'VE BECOME ASTATISTIC, PASSED DOWN THE
  • 00:07:12.144 --> 00:07:13.846
  • STATISTIC, PASSED DOWN THESAME DYSFUNCTION.
  • 00:07:13.846 --> 00:07:16.249
  • SAME DYSFUNCTION.PSALM 68 SAYS, "GOD WILL BE A
  • 00:07:16.249 --> 00:07:18.951
  • PSALM 68 SAYS, "GOD WILL BE AFATHER TO THE FATHERLESS."
  • 00:07:18.951 --> 00:07:20.453
  • FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS."GOD SEES WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE
  • 00:07:20.453 --> 00:07:21.721
  • GOD SEES WHEN YOU DON'T HAVESOMEONE WATCHING AFTER YOU,
  • 00:07:21.721 --> 00:07:23.789
  • SOMEONE WATCHING AFTER YOU,SOMEONE PROTECTING YOU.
  • 00:07:23.789 --> 00:07:25.024
  • SOMEONE PROTECTING YOU.HE SEES WHEN YOU'VE BEEN PUT
  • 00:07:25.024 --> 00:07:27.059
  • HE SEES WHEN YOU'VE BEEN PUTIN UNFAIR SITUATIONS WHERE
  • 00:07:27.059 --> 00:07:28.694
  • IN UNFAIR SITUATIONS WHEREYOU DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE, YOU
  • 00:07:28.694 --> 00:07:30.363
  • YOU DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE, YOUWERE BORN INTO IT.
  • 00:07:30.363 --> 00:07:31.964
  • WERE BORN INTO IT.THIS YOUNG LADY HAD GIVEN HER
  • 00:07:31.964 --> 00:07:33.299
  • THIS YOUNG LADY HAD GIVEN HERLIFE TO THE LORD AT THE AGE
  • 00:07:33.299 --> 00:07:35.034
  • LIFE TO THE LORD AT THE AGEOF 12, AND SHE MADE A
  • 00:07:35.034 --> 00:07:36.569
  • OF 12, AND SHE MADE ADECISION THAT SHE WASN'T
  • 00:07:36.569 --> 00:07:38.304
  • DECISION THAT SHE WASN'TGOING TO PASS DOWN THE SAME
  • 00:07:38.304 --> 00:07:40.506
  • GOING TO PASS DOWN THE SAMEDYSFUNCTION TO HER CHILDREN.
  • 00:07:40.506 --> 00:07:41.474
  • DYSFUNCTION TO HER CHILDREN.SHE WAS GOING TO BREAK THE
  • 00:07:41.474 --> 00:07:42.975
  • SHE WAS GOING TO BREAK THEGENERATIONAL CURSE.
  • 00:07:42.975 --> 00:07:44.377
  • GENERATIONAL CURSE.IN THE NATURAL, SHE DIDN'T
  • 00:07:44.377 --> 00:07:45.945
  • IN THE NATURAL, SHE DIDN'THAVE A CHANCE, BUT THE GOOD
  • 00:07:45.945 --> 00:07:47.980
  • HAVE A CHANCE, BUT THE GOODFATHER, THE FATHER TO THE
  • 00:07:47.980 --> 00:07:49.715
  • FATHER, THE FATHER TO THEFATHERLESS, BEGAN TO CAUSE
  • 00:07:49.715 --> 00:07:52.184
  • FATHERLESS, BEGAN TO CAUSEPEOPLE TO BE GOOD TO HER.
  • 00:07:52.184 --> 00:07:53.419
  • PEOPLE TO BE GOOD TO HER.THIS MAN WENT OUT OF HIS WAY,
  • 00:07:53.419 --> 00:07:55.621
  • THIS MAN WENT OUT OF HIS WAY,GAVE HER A JOB AT A FAST FOOD
  • 00:07:55.621 --> 00:07:57.023
  • GAVE HER A JOB AT A FAST FOODRESTAURANT.
  • 00:07:57.023 --> 00:07:57.957
  • RESTAURANT.HE STARTED WATCHING AFTER HER
  • 00:07:57.957 --> 00:07:59.392
  • HE STARTED WATCHING AFTER HERLIKE SHE WAS HIS OWN
  • 00:07:59.392 --> 00:08:00.760
  • LIKE SHE WAS HIS OWNDAUGHTER.
  • 00:08:00.760 --> 00:08:02.795
  • DAUGHTER.THIS YOUNG LADY PAID HER WAY
  • 00:08:02.795 --> 00:08:04.430
  • THIS YOUNG LADY PAID HER WAYTHROUGH NURSING SCHOOL.
  • 00:08:04.430 --> 00:08:05.431
  • THROUGH NURSING SCHOOL.SHE WAS HIRED AT THE LOCAL
  • 00:08:05.431 --> 00:08:06.566
  • SHE WAS HIRED AT THE LOCALHOSPITAL.
  • 00:08:06.566 --> 00:08:07.667
  • HOSPITAL.SHE MET A DOCTOR THERE, THEY
  • 00:08:07.667 --> 00:08:09.969
  • SHE MET A DOCTOR THERE, THEYFELL IN LOVE AND GOT MARRIED.
  • 00:08:09.969 --> 00:08:11.504
  • FELL IN LOVE AND GOT MARRIED.TODAY, SHE'S NOT ONLY
  • 00:08:11.504 --> 00:08:13.606
  • TODAY, SHE'S NOT ONLYEXTREMELY BLESSED, BUT SHE'S
  • 00:08:13.606 --> 00:08:15.141
  • EXTREMELY BLESSED, BUT SHE'SRAISING HER CHILDREN IN A
  • 00:08:15.141 --> 00:08:17.543
  • RAISING HER CHILDREN IN ALOVING, HEALTHY, FAITH-FILLED
  • 00:08:17.543 --> 00:08:18.844
  • LOVING, HEALTHY, FAITH-FILLEDENVIRONMENT.
  • 00:08:18.844 --> 00:08:20.179
  • ENVIRONMENT.THE GOOD FATHER HELPED HER
  • 00:08:20.179 --> 00:08:22.515
  • THE GOOD FATHER HELPED HERBREAK THE GENERATIONAL CURSE
  • 00:08:22.515 --> 00:08:23.482
  • BREAK THE GENERATIONAL CURSEAND START A GENERATIONAL
  • 00:08:23.482 --> 00:08:24.717
  • AND START A GENERATIONALBLESSING.
  • 00:08:24.717 --> 00:08:25.785
  • BLESSING.AND YOU MAY HAVE 1.000
  • 00:08:25.785 --> 00:08:27.353
  • AND YOU MAY HAVE 1.000REASONS TO LIVE NEGATIVE,
  • 00:08:27.353 --> 00:08:28.220
  • REASONS TO LIVE NEGATIVE,BITTER.
  • 00:08:28.220 --> 00:08:29.522
  • BITTER."GOD, WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?
  • 00:08:29.522 --> 00:08:30.923
  • "GOD, WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?IT WASN'T FAIR."
  • 00:08:30.923 --> 00:08:32.158
  • IT WASN'T FAIR."GOD HAS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT
  • 00:08:32.158 --> 00:08:33.826
  • GOD HAS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNTEVERYTHING YOU DIDN'T GET,
  • 00:08:33.826 --> 00:08:36.195
  • EVERYTHING YOU DIDN'T GET,EVERY BAD BREAK, EVERY PERSON
  • 00:08:36.195 --> 00:08:37.730
  • EVERY BAD BREAK, EVERY PERSONTHAT DID YOU WRONG.
  • 00:08:37.730 --> 00:08:38.998
  • THAT DID YOU WRONG.AND IF YOU'LL DO LIKE HER AND
  • 00:08:38.998 --> 00:08:40.866
  • AND IF YOU'LL DO LIKE HER ANDKEEP MOVING FORWARD, THE GOOD
  • 00:08:40.866 --> 00:08:42.668
  • KEEP MOVING FORWARD, THE GOODFATHER WILL OPEN DOORS NO MAN
  • 00:08:42.668 --> 00:08:44.503
  • FATHER WILL OPEN DOORS NO MANCAN SHUT.
  • 00:08:44.503 --> 00:08:45.404
  • CAN SHUT.THE GOOD FATHER WILL BRING
  • 00:08:45.404 --> 00:08:47.173
  • THE GOOD FATHER WILL BRINGTHE RIGHT PEOPLE.
  • 00:08:47.173 --> 00:08:48.641
  • THE RIGHT PEOPLE.THE GOOD FATHER WILL CAUSE
  • 00:08:48.641 --> 00:08:49.842
  • THE GOOD FATHER WILL CAUSEYOU TO GO WHERE YOU COULD NOT
  • 00:08:49.842 --> 00:08:51.711
  • YOU TO GO WHERE YOU COULD NOTGO ON YOUR OWN.
  • 00:08:51.711 --> 00:08:53.412
  • GO ON YOUR OWN.JOSHUA CHAPTER 5, THE
  • 00:08:53.412 --> 00:08:54.780
  • JOSHUA CHAPTER 5, THEISRAELITES HAD JUST CROSSED
  • 00:08:54.780 --> 00:08:56.349
  • ISRAELITES HAD JUST CROSSEDTHE JORDAN RIVER.
  • 00:08:56.349 --> 00:08:57.483
  • THE JORDAN RIVER.THEY WERE CAMPED OUTSIDE THE
  • 00:08:57.483 --> 00:08:59.185
  • THEY WERE CAMPED OUTSIDE THECITY OF JERICHO.
  • 00:08:59.185 --> 00:09:01.020
  • CITY OF JERICHO.THIS WAS THE LAST OBSTACLE
  • 00:09:01.020 --> 00:09:02.154
  • THIS WAS THE LAST OBSTACLEBETWEEN THEM AND THEIR
  • 00:09:02.154 --> 00:09:03.656
  • BETWEEN THEM AND THEIRPROMISED LAND.
  • 00:09:03.656 --> 00:09:04.991
  • PROMISED LAND.THEIR PARENTS HAD WANDERED IN
  • 00:09:04.991 --> 00:09:07.126
  • THEIR PARENTS HAD WANDERED INTHE DESERT FOR 40 YEARS.
  • 00:09:07.126 --> 00:09:08.761
  • THE DESERT FOR 40 YEARS.THEY NEVER DID MAKE IT IN,
  • 00:09:08.761 --> 00:09:10.229
  • THEY NEVER DID MAKE IT IN,BUT GOD WAS ABOUT TO FULFILL
  • 00:09:10.229 --> 00:09:11.697
  • BUT GOD WAS ABOUT TO FULFILLHIS PROMISE AND TAKE THEIR
  • 00:09:11.697 --> 00:09:13.299
  • HIS PROMISE AND TAKE THEIRCHILDREN IN.
  • 00:09:13.299 --> 00:09:15.067
  • CHILDREN IN.BUT THERE WAS ONE LAST THING
  • 00:09:15.067 --> 00:09:16.502
  • BUT THERE WAS ONE LAST THINGTHE MEN HAD TO DO.
  • 00:09:16.502 --> 00:09:17.970
  • THE MEN HAD TO DO.GOD TOLD JOSHUA, "TAKE A
  • 00:09:17.970 --> 00:09:20.606
  • GOD TOLD JOSHUA, "TAKE AKNIFE AND CIRCUMCISE THIS NEW
  • 00:09:20.606 --> 00:09:23.275
  • KNIFE AND CIRCUMCISE THIS NEWGENERATION OF ISRAELITES."
  • 00:09:23.275 --> 00:09:24.610
  • GENERATION OF ISRAELITES."THESE MEN, THIS NEW
  • 00:09:24.610 --> 00:09:26.245
  • THESE MEN, THIS NEWGENERATION WERE IN THEIR 20S
  • 00:09:26.245 --> 00:09:28.080
  • GENERATION WERE IN THEIR 20SAND 30S.
  • 00:09:28.080 --> 00:09:29.048
  • AND 30S.THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE
  • 00:09:29.048 --> 00:09:30.883
  • THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BECIRCUMCISED WHEN THEY WERE
  • 00:09:30.883 --> 00:09:33.686
  • CIRCUMCISED WHEN THEY WERE8 DAYS OLD BY THEIR FATHERS.
  • 00:09:33.686 --> 00:09:35.321
  • 8 DAYS OLD BY THEIR FATHERS.BUT BECAUSE THEIR FATHERS
  • 00:09:35.321 --> 00:09:36.555
  • BUT BECAUSE THEIR FATHERSDIDN'T DO WHAT THEY WERE
  • 00:09:36.555 --> 00:09:38.224
  • DIDN'T DO WHAT THEY WERESUPPOSED TO WHEN THEY WERE
  • 00:09:38.224 --> 00:09:40.259
  • SUPPOSED TO WHEN THEY WERESUPPOSED TO, NOW THESE GROWN
  • 00:09:40.259 --> 00:09:42.061
  • SUPPOSED TO, NOW THESE GROWNMEN WERE HAVING TO BE
  • 00:09:42.061 --> 00:09:43.696
  • MEN WERE HAVING TO BECIRCUMCISED, NOT BY THEIR
  • 00:09:43.696 --> 00:09:44.797
  • CIRCUMCISED, NOT BY THEIRFATHERS.
  • 00:09:44.797 --> 00:09:46.198
  • FATHERS.THEIR FATHERS HAD PASSED.
  • 00:09:46.198 --> 00:09:48.534
  • THEIR FATHERS HAD PASSED.GOD TOLD JOSHUA TO DO IT.
  • 00:09:48.534 --> 00:09:49.635
  • GOD TOLD JOSHUA TO DO IT.AND WHEN YOU DON'T GET WHAT
  • 00:09:49.635 --> 00:09:52.004
  • AND WHEN YOU DON'T GET WHATYOU SHOULD HAVE AS A CHILD,
  • 00:09:52.004 --> 00:09:53.606
  • YOU SHOULD HAVE AS A CHILD,IT CAN BE MUCH MORE PAINFUL
  • 00:09:53.606 --> 00:09:55.708
  • IT CAN BE MUCH MORE PAINFULTO GET AS AN ADULT.
  • 00:09:55.708 --> 00:09:57.043
  • TO GET AS AN ADULT.AT 8 DAYS OLD, YOU DON'T
  • 00:09:57.043 --> 00:09:58.210
  • AT 8 DAYS OLD, YOU DON'TREMEMBER IT.
  • 00:09:58.210 --> 00:09:59.245
  • REMEMBER IT.YOU CRY FOR A LITTLE WHILE
  • 00:09:59.245 --> 00:10:00.646
  • YOU CRY FOR A LITTLE WHILEAND THEN YOU'RE DONE, BUT
  • 00:10:00.646 --> 00:10:02.648
  • AND THEN YOU'RE DONE, BUTTHESE GROWN MEN WERE HAVING
  • 00:10:02.648 --> 00:10:04.750
  • THESE GROWN MEN WERE HAVINGTO ENDURE PAIN THAT COULD'VE
  • 00:10:04.750 --> 00:10:07.386
  • TO ENDURE PAIN THAT COULD'VEBEEN AVOIDED IF THEIR FATHERS
  • 00:10:07.386 --> 00:10:08.554
  • BEEN AVOIDED IF THEIR FATHERSWOULD'VE CARRIED OUT THEIR
  • 00:10:08.554 --> 00:10:10.389
  • WOULD'VE CARRIED OUT THEIRRESPONSIBILITIES.
  • 00:10:10.389 --> 00:10:11.557
  • RESPONSIBILITIES.YOU MAY BE DEALING WITH
  • 00:10:11.557 --> 00:10:14.193
  • YOU MAY BE DEALING WITHTHINGS TODAY THAT YOUR FATHER
  • 00:10:14.193 --> 00:10:15.961
  • THINGS TODAY THAT YOUR FATHERCOULD'VE TAKEN CARE OF.
  • 00:10:15.961 --> 00:10:17.063
  • COULD'VE TAKEN CARE OF.IF YOUR FATHER WOULD'VE TOLD
  • 00:10:17.063 --> 00:10:19.231
  • IF YOUR FATHER WOULD'VE TOLDYOU THAT HE'S PROUD OF YOU,
  • 00:10:19.231 --> 00:10:20.199
  • YOU THAT HE'S PROUD OF YOU,YOU WOULDN'T BE WORKING THREE
  • 00:10:20.199 --> 00:10:21.801
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE WORKING THREEJOBS TRYING TO PROVE TO HIM
  • 00:10:21.801 --> 00:10:23.335
  • JOBS TRYING TO PROVE TO HIMTHAT YOU'RE TALENTED, TRYING
  • 00:10:23.335 --> 00:10:24.837
  • THAT YOU'RE TALENTED, TRYINGTO EARN HIS LOVE.
  • 00:10:24.837 --> 00:10:26.238
  • TO EARN HIS LOVE.OR IF YOUR FATHER WOULD'VE
  • 00:10:26.238 --> 00:10:27.807
  • OR IF YOUR FATHER WOULD'VEPAID ATTENTION TO YOU, MADE
  • 00:10:27.807 --> 00:10:29.208
  • PAID ATTENTION TO YOU, MADEYOU FEEL SPECIAL, MADE YOU
  • 00:10:29.208 --> 00:10:30.843
  • YOU FEEL SPECIAL, MADE YOUFEEL LIKE A PRINCESS, YOU
  • 00:10:30.843 --> 00:10:32.011
  • FEEL LIKE A PRINCESS, YOUWOULDN'T GO FROM MAN TO MAN
  • 00:10:32.011 --> 00:10:34.046
  • WOULDN'T GO FROM MAN TO MANTRYING TO GET THE APPROVAL
  • 00:10:34.046 --> 00:10:35.347
  • TRYING TO GET THE APPROVALTHAT YOUR FATHER SHOULD'VE
  • 00:10:35.347 --> 00:10:36.916
  • THAT YOUR FATHER SHOULD'VEGIVEN YOU.
  • 00:10:36.916 --> 00:10:37.583
  • GIVEN YOU.THESE MEN WERE
  • 00:10:37.583 --> 00:10:39.418
  • THESE MEN WEREALL CIRCUMCISED.
  • 00:10:39.418 --> 00:10:40.653
  • ALL CIRCUMCISED.THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH PAIN
  • 00:10:40.653 --> 00:10:41.220
  • THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH PAINBECAUSE OF WHAT
  • 00:10:41.220 --> 00:10:43.089
  • BECAUSE OF WHATTHEIR FATHERS DIDN'T DO.
  • 00:10:43.089 --> 00:10:44.023
  • THEIR FATHERS DIDN'T DO.BUT WHEN THEY CAME TO
  • 00:10:44.023 --> 00:10:46.392
  • BUT WHEN THEY CAME TOJERICHO, THE LAST OBSTACLE,
  • 00:10:46.392 --> 00:10:47.860
  • JERICHO, THE LAST OBSTACLE,GOD DIDN'T TELL THEM TO GO
  • 00:10:47.860 --> 00:10:49.862
  • GOD DIDN'T TELL THEM TO GOBREAK THROUGH THE WALLS, GO
  • 00:10:49.862 --> 00:10:51.163
  • BREAK THROUGH THE WALLS, GOJUMP OVER THE WALLS, GO
  • 00:10:51.163 --> 00:10:52.965
  • JUMP OVER THE WALLS, GOATTACK THE CITY.
  • 00:10:52.965 --> 00:10:55.134
  • ATTACK THE CITY.GOD KNEW THEY WERE HURTING.
  • 00:10:55.134 --> 00:10:56.268
  • GOD KNEW THEY WERE HURTING.HE KNEW THEY WERE DEALING
  • 00:10:56.268 --> 00:10:57.336
  • HE KNEW THEY WERE DEALINGWITH THINGS THEY SHOULDN'T
  • 00:10:57.336 --> 00:10:58.704
  • WITH THINGS THEY SHOULDN'THAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH, THINGS
  • 00:10:58.704 --> 00:11:00.339
  • HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH, THINGSTHAT WEREN'T THEIR FAULT.
  • 00:11:00.339 --> 00:11:01.407
  • THAT WEREN'T THEIR FAULT.HE DIDN'T SAY, "TOO BAD, YOUR
  • 00:11:01.407 --> 00:11:03.476
  • HE DIDN'T SAY, "TOO BAD, YOURPARENTS SHOULD'VE OBEYED ME.
  • 00:11:03.476 --> 00:11:04.376
  • PARENTS SHOULD'VE OBEYED ME.DON'T GET MAD AT ME,
  • 00:11:04.376 --> 00:11:05.444
  • DON'T GET MAD AT ME,BLAME THEM."
  • 00:11:05.444 --> 00:11:07.079
  • BLAME THEM."NO, GOD TOOK THEIR PAIN
  • 00:11:07.079 --> 00:11:08.848
  • NO, GOD TOOK THEIR PAININTO CONSIDERATION.
  • 00:11:08.848 --> 00:11:10.382
  • INTO CONSIDERATION.HE TOLD THEM, "ALL I WANT YOU
  • 00:11:10.382 --> 00:11:12.118
  • HE TOLD THEM, "ALL I WANT YOUTO DO IS MARCH AROUND THE
  • 00:11:12.118 --> 00:11:15.254
  • TO DO IS MARCH AROUND THEWALLS ONE TIME AND THEN REST.
  • 00:11:15.254 --> 00:11:16.822
  • WALLS ONE TIME AND THEN REST.DO IT ONE TIME THE NEXT DAY,
  • 00:11:16.822 --> 00:11:17.890
  • DO IT ONE TIME THE NEXT DAY,AND THEN REST."
  • 00:11:17.890 --> 00:11:19.091
  • AND THEN REST."THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE
  • 00:11:19.091 --> 00:11:20.826
  • THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THESCRIPTURE WHERE GOD HAD THEM
  • 00:11:20.826 --> 00:11:22.728
  • SCRIPTURE WHERE GOD HAD THEMTAKE A CITY BY SIMPLY WALKING
  • 00:11:22.728 --> 00:11:24.897
  • TAKE A CITY BY SIMPLY WALKINGAROUND THE WALLS.
  • 00:11:24.897 --> 00:11:26.532
  • AROUND THE WALLS.ON THE SEVENTH DAY, WHEN THEY
  • 00:11:26.532 --> 00:11:28.100
  • ON THE SEVENTH DAY, WHEN THEYMARCHED AROUND, LET OUT
  • 00:11:28.100 --> 00:11:29.535
  • MARCHED AROUND, LET OUTTHAT SHOUT, THE WALLS
  • 00:11:29.535 --> 00:11:31.103
  • THAT SHOUT, THE WALLSCAME TUMBLING DOWN.
  • 00:11:31.103 --> 00:11:32.304
  • CAME TUMBLING DOWN.THEY TOOK THE CITY, MADE IT
  • 00:11:32.304 --> 00:11:34.106
  • THEY TOOK THE CITY, MADE ITTO THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:11:34.106 --> 00:11:35.307
  • TO THE PROMISED LAND.GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU DIDN'T
  • 00:11:35.307 --> 00:11:36.542
  • GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU DIDN'TGET.
  • 00:11:36.542 --> 00:11:38.043
  • GET.HE KNOWS WHO WASN'T THERE
  • 00:11:38.043 --> 00:11:39.879
  • HE KNOWS WHO WASN'T THEREWHEN YOU NEEDED THEM.
  • 00:11:39.879 --> 00:11:41.013
  • WHEN YOU NEEDED THEM.HE KNOWS WHO SHOULD'VE BEEN
  • 00:11:41.013 --> 00:11:42.848
  • HE KNOWS WHO SHOULD'VE BEENMORE RESPONSIBLE.
  • 00:11:42.848 --> 00:11:44.517
  • MORE RESPONSIBLE.AND THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD IS
  • 00:11:44.517 --> 00:11:46.018
  • AND THE GOOD NEWS IS GOD ISGOING TO MAKE IT EASIER ON
  • 00:11:46.018 --> 00:11:47.787
  • GOING TO MAKE IT EASIER ONYOU BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLE
  • 00:11:47.787 --> 00:11:49.421
  • YOU BECAUSE OF THE PEOPLETHAT DID YOU WRONG.
  • 00:11:49.421 --> 00:11:50.623
  • THAT DID YOU WRONG.THERE ARE BATTLES YOU WON'T
  • 00:11:50.623 --> 00:11:52.224
  • THERE ARE BATTLES YOU WON'THAVE TO FIGHT, WALLS YOU
  • 00:11:52.224 --> 00:11:53.926
  • HAVE TO FIGHT, WALLS YOUWON'T HAVE TO BREAK DOWN
  • 00:11:53.926 --> 00:11:55.561
  • WON'T HAVE TO BREAK DOWNBECAUSE THE GOOD FATHER IS
  • 00:11:55.561 --> 00:11:57.296
  • BECAUSE THE GOOD FATHER ISWATCHING AFTER YOU.
  • 00:11:57.296 --> 00:11:58.898
  • WATCHING AFTER YOU.HE'S DESIGNED A PLAN FOR A
  • 00:11:58.898 --> 00:12:02.168
  • HE'S DESIGNED A PLAN FOR AWOUNDED MAN, A WOUNDED WOMAN
  • 00:12:02.168 --> 00:12:03.969
  • WOUNDED MAN, A WOUNDED WOMANTO STILL TAKE THE CITY.
  • 00:12:03.969 --> 00:12:04.804
  • TO STILL TAKE THE CITY.FOR SOMEONE THAT'S BEEN
  • 00:12:04.804 --> 00:12:06.672
  • FOR SOMEONE THAT'S BEENTHROUGH HURTS, ABUSE,
  • 00:12:06.672 --> 00:12:08.541
  • THROUGH HURTS, ABUSE,DYSFUNCTION TO STILL
  • 00:12:08.541 --> 00:12:10.209
  • DYSFUNCTION TO STILLACCOMPLISH DREAMS, TO STILL
  • 00:12:10.209 --> 00:12:12.044
  • ACCOMPLISH DREAMS, TO STILLHAVE GREAT RELATIONSHIPS, TO
  • 00:12:12.044 --> 00:12:13.345
  • HAVE GREAT RELATIONSHIPS, TOSTILL LIVE A BLESSED,
  • 00:12:13.345 --> 00:12:15.114
  • STILL LIVE A BLESSED,FULFILLED LIFE.
  • 00:12:15.114 --> 00:12:16.282
  • FULFILLED LIFE.IF WE'RE HONEST, WE'VE ALL
  • 00:12:16.282 --> 00:12:18.217
  • IF WE'RE HONEST, WE'VE ALLBEEN WOUNDED IN SOME WAY.
  • 00:12:18.217 --> 00:12:19.885
  • BEEN WOUNDED IN SOME WAY.PEOPLE DO US WRONG, SOMETIMES
  • 00:12:19.885 --> 00:12:21.453
  • PEOPLE DO US WRONG, SOMETIMESEVEN GOOD PEOPLE MAY NOT GIVE
  • 00:12:21.453 --> 00:12:23.289
  • EVEN GOOD PEOPLE MAY NOT GIVEUS WHAT WE NEEDED.
  • 00:12:23.289 --> 00:12:24.456
  • US WHAT WE NEEDED.DON'T GET DISCOURAGED, GOD
  • 00:12:24.456 --> 00:12:25.958
  • DON'T GET DISCOURAGED, GODHAS A PLAN.
  • 00:12:25.958 --> 00:12:27.793
  • HAS A PLAN.HE HAD JOSHUA DO WHAT THEIR
  • 00:12:27.793 --> 00:12:30.162
  • HE HAD JOSHUA DO WHAT THEIRFATHERS SHOULD'VE DONE.
  • 00:12:30.162 --> 00:12:31.197
  • FATHERS SHOULD'VE DONE.THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD'VE
  • 00:12:31.197 --> 00:12:32.698
  • THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD'VEDONE IT FOR YOU MAY NOT BE
  • 00:12:32.698 --> 00:12:35.267
  • DONE IT FOR YOU MAY NOT BEHERE, BUT GOD HAS A JOSHUA
  • 00:12:35.267 --> 00:12:36.235
  • HERE, BUT GOD HAS A JOSHUAFOR YOU.
  • 00:12:36.235 --> 00:12:37.036
  • FOR YOU.HE'S GOING TO SEND THE RIGHT
  • 00:12:37.036 --> 00:12:38.871
  • HE'S GOING TO SEND THE RIGHTPEOPLE TO MAKE UP FOR WHAT
  • 00:12:38.871 --> 00:12:41.440
  • PEOPLE TO MAKE UP FOR WHATYOU DIDN'T GET.
  • 00:12:41.440 --> 00:12:42.474
  • YOU DIDN'T GET.I TALKED TO A MAN AFTER THE
  • 00:12:42.474 --> 00:12:43.442
  • I TALKED TO A MAN AFTER THESERVICE.
  • 00:12:43.442 --> 00:12:44.877
  • SERVICE.HIS FATHER WAS KILLED IN AN
  • 00:12:44.877 --> 00:12:46.145
  • HIS FATHER WAS KILLED IN ANACCIDENT WHEN HE WAS 2 YEARS
  • 00:12:46.145 --> 00:12:47.346
  • ACCIDENT WHEN HE WAS 2 YEARSOLD.
  • 00:12:47.346 --> 00:12:48.647
  • OLD.HE SAID, "JOEL, THE REASON I
  • 00:12:48.647 --> 00:12:50.583
  • HE SAID, "JOEL, THE REASON ILISTEN TO YOU EVERY WEEK IS,
  • 00:12:50.583 --> 00:12:52.451
  • LISTEN TO YOU EVERY WEEK IS,WHEN I HEAR YOU SPEAK, I FEEL
  • 00:12:52.451 --> 00:12:53.819
  • WHEN I HEAR YOU SPEAK, I FEELLIKE MY FATHER IS GIVING ME A
  • 00:12:53.819 --> 00:12:54.987
  • LIKE MY FATHER IS GIVING ME AHUG.
  • 00:12:54.987 --> 00:12:56.355
  • HUG.I CAN HEAR HIM TELLING ME,
  • 00:12:56.355 --> 00:12:57.289
  • I CAN HEAR HIM TELLING ME,'I'M PROUD OF YOU.
  • 00:12:57.289 --> 00:12:58.023
  • 'I'M PROUD OF YOU.I LOVE YOU.
  • 00:12:58.023 --> 00:12:59.358
  • I LOVE YOU.KEEP GOING STRONG.'".
  • 00:12:59.358 --> 00:13:00.693
  • KEEP GOING STRONG.'".THAT'S GOD USING ME AS A
  • 00:13:00.693 --> 00:13:02.194
  • THAT'S GOD USING ME AS AJOSHUA.
  • 00:13:02.194 --> 00:13:03.629
  • JOSHUA.THE GOOD FATHER KNOWS WHAT
  • 00:13:03.629 --> 00:13:04.864
  • THE GOOD FATHER KNOWS WHATYOU DIDN'T GET.
  • 00:13:04.864 --> 00:13:05.965
  • YOU DIDN'T GET.HE'S GOING TO SEND THE RIGHT
  • 00:13:05.965 --> 00:13:07.867
  • HE'S GOING TO SEND THE RIGHTPEOPLE TO BLESS YOU, TO
  • 00:13:07.867 --> 00:13:09.568
  • PEOPLE TO BLESS YOU, TOENCOURAGE YOU, TO OPEN UP A
  • 00:13:09.568 --> 00:13:10.769
  • ENCOURAGE YOU, TO OPEN UP ADOOR.
  • 00:13:10.769 --> 00:13:12.104
  • DOOR.IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FAIR.
  • 00:13:12.104 --> 00:13:12.838
  • IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FAIR.THEY DIDN'T DO WHAT THEY
  • 00:13:12.838 --> 00:13:13.639
  • THEY DIDN'T DO WHAT THEYSHOULD HAVE.
  • 00:13:13.639 --> 00:13:14.807
  • SHOULD HAVE.DON'T GET BITTER.
  • 00:13:14.807 --> 00:13:16.275
  • DON'T GET BITTER.JOSHUA IS COMING.
  • 00:13:16.275 --> 00:13:17.276
  • JOSHUA IS COMING.HELP IS COMING.
  • 00:13:17.276 --> 00:13:18.477
  • HELP IS COMING.EASE IS COMING.
  • 00:13:18.477 --> 00:13:19.745
  • EASE IS COMING.THE GOOD FATHER IS WATCHING
  • 00:13:19.745 --> 00:13:20.613
  • > MALE SPEAKER: SO, I'M
  • 00:13:24.316 --> 00:13:25.084
  • > MALE SPEAKER: SO, I'MORIGINALLY FROM VENEZUELA.
  • 00:13:25.084 --> 00:13:27.553
  • ORIGINALLY FROM VENEZUELA.IN 2005, I STARTED WORKING AT
  • 00:13:27.553 --> 00:13:29.788
  • IN 2005, I STARTED WORKING ATTACO BELL AS A GENERAL MANAGER.
  • 00:13:29.788 --> 00:13:32.358
  • TACO BELL AS A GENERAL MANAGER.IN 2016, I CLEARLY REMEMBER
  • 00:13:32.358 --> 00:13:34.159
  • IN 2016, I CLEARLY REMEMBERPASTOR JOEL OSTEEN, HE HAD A
  • 00:13:34.159 --> 00:13:36.028
  • PASTOR JOEL OSTEEN, HE HAD AVISION. AND THAT YEAR WAS GOING
  • 00:13:36.028 --> 00:13:38.831
  • VISION. AND THAT YEAR WAS GOINGTO BE THE YEAR OF ACCELERATION.
  • 00:13:38.831 --> 00:13:41.033
  • TO BE THE YEAR OF ACCELERATION.WHAT ACCELERATION REALLY MEANT
  • 00:13:41.033 --> 00:13:42.568
  • WHAT ACCELERATION REALLY MEANTTO ME BACK THEN, I WAS SUPPOSED
  • 00:13:42.568 --> 00:13:45.237
  • TO ME BACK THEN, I WAS SUPPOSEDTO BE THE NEXT VP OF OPERATIONS.
  • 00:13:45.237 --> 00:13:46.906
  • TO BE THE NEXT VP OF OPERATIONS.I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL AND IT
  • 00:13:46.906 --> 00:13:48.440
  • I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL AND ITWAS MY DIRECT SUPERVISOR.
  • 00:13:48.440 --> 00:13:50.342
  • WAS MY DIRECT SUPERVISOR.DEEP INSIDE I REALLY THOUGHT
  • 00:13:50.342 --> 00:13:52.645
  • DEEP INSIDE I REALLY THOUGHTTHAT I WAS GOING TO RECEIVE
  • 00:13:52.645 --> 00:13:53.979
  • THAT I WAS GOING TO RECEIVETHE PROMOTION. THEY ACTUALLY
  • 00:13:53.979 --> 00:13:55.347
  • THE PROMOTION. THEY ACTUALLYGAVE IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:13:55.347 --> 00:13:57.983
  • GAVE IT TO SOMEBODY ELSE.ONE OF THE VP'S INVITED US TO
  • 00:13:57.983 --> 00:13:59.218
  • ONE OF THE VP'S INVITED US TOHAVE BREAKFAST. THAT BREAKFAST
  • 00:13:59.218 --> 00:14:01.287
  • HAVE BREAKFAST. THAT BREAKFASTWAS ACTUALLY AT A CHIK-FIL-A.
  • 00:14:01.287 --> 00:14:03.722
  • WAS ACTUALLY AT A CHIK-FIL-A.WE WERE WALKING OUT AND I REALLY
  • 00:14:03.722 --> 00:14:06.225
  • WE WERE WALKING OUT AND I REALLYFELT DEEP INSIDE THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • 00:14:06.225 --> 00:14:07.893
  • FELT DEEP INSIDE THE HOLY SPIRITTELLING ME, "TURN AROUND AND
  • 00:14:07.893 --> 00:14:09.361
  • TELLING ME, "TURN AROUND ANDTALK TO THAT PERSON."
  • 00:14:09.361 --> 00:14:11.830
  • TALK TO THAT PERSON."ALL OF A SUDDEN OUT OF NOWHERE,
  • 00:14:11.830 --> 00:14:14.867
  • ALL OF A SUDDEN OUT OF NOWHERE,I ASKED HIM, "HOW CAN I BECOME
  • 00:14:14.867 --> 00:14:15.968
  • I ASKED HIM, "HOW CAN I BECOMETHE OWNER OF A CHIK-FIL-A?"
  • 00:14:15.968 --> 00:14:17.703
  • THE OWNER OF A CHIK-FIL-A?"I APPLIED AND STARTED MY
  • 00:14:17.703 --> 00:14:18.971
  • I APPLIED AND STARTED MYSELECTION PROCESS.
  • 00:14:18.971 --> 00:14:20.406
  • SELECTION PROCESS.> FEMALE SPEAKER: IT WAS THE
  • 00:14:20.406 --> 00:14:21.840
  • > FEMALE SPEAKER: IT WAS THEBEGINNING OF 2017 AND PASTOR
  • 00:14:21.840 --> 00:14:22.942
  • BEGINNING OF 2017 AND PASTORJOEL DECLARED THAT YEAR
  • 00:14:22.942 --> 00:14:24.677
  • JOEL DECLARED THAT YEAR"THE YEAR OF YES". AND WE TRULY
  • 00:14:24.677 --> 00:14:25.744
  • "THE YEAR OF YES". AND WE TRULYBELIEVED AND HELD ON TO THAT
  • 00:14:25.744 --> 00:14:27.179
  • BELIEVED AND HELD ON TO THATWORD THAT THIS IS THE YEAR OF
  • 00:14:27.179 --> 00:14:28.747
  • WORD THAT THIS IS THE YEAR OFYES. AND YOU'RE GONNA GET YOUR
  • 00:14:28.747 --> 00:14:29.481
  • YES. AND YOU'RE GONNA GET YOURRESTAURANT THIS YEAR.
  • 00:14:29.481 --> 00:14:30.249
  • RESTAURANT THIS YEAR.> MALE SPKR: MY PHONE STARTED
  • 00:14:30.249 --> 00:14:32.685
  • > MALE SPKR: MY PHONE STARTEDRINGING. IT WAS THE SELECTION
  • 00:14:32.685 --> 00:14:35.354
  • RINGING. IT WAS THE SELECTIONTEAM FROM CHIK-FIL-A. SO
  • 00:14:35.354 --> 00:14:36.555
  • TEAM FROM CHIK-FIL-A. SOTHEY TOLD ME, "OKAY, WE WANT
  • 00:14:36.555 --> 00:14:37.356
  • THEY TOLD ME, "OKAY, WE WANTTO INTERVIEW YOU FOR THIS
  • 00:14:37.356 --> 00:14:38.991
  • TO INTERVIEW YOU FOR THISPARTICULAR LOCATION."
  • 00:14:38.991 --> 00:14:40.326
  • PARTICULAR LOCATION."I WENT TO THE RESTAURANT THAT
  • 00:14:40.326 --> 00:14:42.928
  • I WENT TO THE RESTAURANT THATNIGHT AND I STARTED WALKING
  • 00:14:42.928 --> 00:14:45.097
  • NIGHT AND I STARTED WALKINGAROUND AND PRAYING. WE DID IT
  • 00:14:45.097 --> 00:14:47.266
  • AROUND AND PRAYING. WE DID ITFOR SEVEN DAYS. A WEEK LATER
  • 00:14:47.266 --> 00:14:49.168
  • FOR SEVEN DAYS. A WEEK LATERAFTER THAT, THEY CALLED ME FOR
  • 00:14:49.168 --> 00:14:51.036
  • AFTER THAT, THEY CALLED ME FORMY FINAL INTERVIEW WHERE THEY
  • 00:14:51.036 --> 00:14:53.072
  • MY FINAL INTERVIEW WHERE THEYACTUALLY PRESENTED ME WITH THE
  • 00:14:53.072 --> 00:14:55.507
  • ACTUALLY PRESENTED ME WITH THEOPPORTUNITY OF BECOMING THE NEXT
  • 00:14:55.507 --> 00:14:57.910
  • OPPORTUNITY OF BECOMING THE NEXTCHIK-FIL-A OWNER OPERATOR.
  • 00:14:57.910 --> 00:14:59.578
  • CHIK-FIL-A OWNER OPERATOR.I OPENED MY OWN RESTAURANT ON
  • 00:14:59.578 --> 00:15:02.414
  • I OPENED MY OWN RESTAURANT ONJANUARY 1ST, 2018.
  • 00:15:02.414 --> 00:15:05.517
  • JANUARY 1ST, 2018.> FEMALE SPEAKER: GOD IS SO
  • 00:15:05.517 --> 00:15:08.387
  • > FEMALE SPEAKER: GOD IS SOGOOD. HE'S SO GOOD. I KNEW
  • 00:15:08.387 --> 00:15:10.656
  • GOOD. HE'S SO GOOD. I KNEWSOMETHING BETTER WAS IN STORE.
  • 00:15:10.656 --> 00:15:12.224
  • THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN IN A
  • 00:15:13.459 --> 00:15:15.194
  • THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN IN ADYSFUNCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT.
  • 00:15:15.194 --> 00:15:17.229
  • DYSFUNCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT.HIS PARENTS MET IN REHAB,
  • 00:15:17.229 --> 00:15:18.063
  • HIS PARENTS MET IN REHAB,THEY BOTH STRUGGLED WITH
  • 00:15:18.063 --> 00:15:19.665
  • THEY BOTH STRUGGLED WITHADDICTIONS, AND THEY WEREN'T
  • 00:15:19.665 --> 00:15:20.733
  • ADDICTIONS, AND THEY WEREN'TIN ANY POSITION TO HAVE A
  • 00:15:20.733 --> 00:15:21.934
  • IN ANY POSITION TO HAVE ABABY, BUT THIS YOUNG MAN CAME
  • 00:15:21.934 --> 00:15:23.435
  • BABY, BUT THIS YOUNG MAN CAMEALONG.
  • 00:15:23.435 --> 00:15:25.037
  • ALONG.THEY SAW HIM AS A MISTAKE, AN
  • 00:15:25.037 --> 00:15:26.572
  • THEY SAW HIM AS A MISTAKE, ANACCIDENT.
  • 00:15:26.572 --> 00:15:27.139
  • ACCIDENT.BUT GOD KNEW WHAT
  • 00:15:27.139 --> 00:15:28.974
  • BUT GOD KNEW WHATHE WAS DOING.
  • 00:15:28.974 --> 00:15:30.142
  • HE WAS DOING.BEFORE YOU WERE FORMED IN
  • 00:15:30.142 --> 00:15:31.810
  • BEFORE YOU WERE FORMED INYOUR MOTHER'S WOMB, GOD NOT
  • 00:15:31.810 --> 00:15:33.912
  • YOUR MOTHER'S WOMB, GOD NOTONLY KNEW YOU, BUT HE KNEW
  • 00:15:33.912 --> 00:15:36.215
  • ONLY KNEW YOU, BUT HE KNEWWHO YOUR PARENTS WOULD BE, HE
  • 00:15:36.215 --> 00:15:37.516
  • WHO YOUR PARENTS WOULD BE, HEKNEW WHAT FAMILY YOU WOULD BE
  • 00:15:37.516 --> 00:15:39.118
  • KNEW WHAT FAMILY YOU WOULD BEBORN INTO.
  • 00:15:39.118 --> 00:15:40.552
  • BORN INTO.HE'S ALREADY COME UP WITH A
  • 00:15:40.552 --> 00:15:42.421
  • HE'S ALREADY COME UP WITH APLAN FOR YOU TO OVERCOME
  • 00:15:42.421 --> 00:15:44.156
  • PLAN FOR YOU TO OVERCOMEEVERY OBSTACLE.
  • 00:15:44.156 --> 00:15:45.157
  • EVERY OBSTACLE.HE'S ALREADY DESIGNED THE
  • 00:15:45.157 --> 00:15:46.859
  • HE'S ALREADY DESIGNED THESTRATEGY FOR YOU TO BREAK OUT
  • 00:15:46.859 --> 00:15:48.293
  • STRATEGY FOR YOU TO BREAK OUTOF THE MOLD AND SET A NEW
  • 00:15:48.293 --> 00:15:49.428
  • OF THE MOLD AND SET A NEWSTANDARD.
  • 00:15:49.428 --> 00:15:50.562
  • STANDARD.HE'S ALREADY LINED UP YOUR
  • 00:15:50.562 --> 00:15:53.065
  • HE'S ALREADY LINED UP YOURJOSHUAS, THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO
  • 00:15:53.065 --> 00:15:54.099
  • JOSHUAS, THE RIGHT PEOPLE TOHELP GIVE YOU WHAT
  • 00:15:54.099 --> 00:15:55.901
  • HELP GIVE YOU WHATYOU DIDN'T GET.
  • 00:15:55.901 --> 00:15:57.269
  • YOU DIDN'T GET.THIS YOUNG MAN NEVER HEARD
  • 00:15:57.269 --> 00:15:58.537
  • THIS YOUNG MAN NEVER HEARDHIS FATHER SAY THAT HE LOVED
  • 00:15:58.537 --> 00:15:59.772
  • HIS FATHER SAY THAT HE LOVEDHIM OR THAT HE WAS PROUD
  • 00:15:59.772 --> 00:16:01.206
  • HIM OR THAT HE WAS PROUDOF HIM.
  • 00:16:01.206 --> 00:16:02.408
  • OF HIM.IN HIS TEENS, HIS FATHER
  • 00:16:02.408 --> 00:16:04.243
  • IN HIS TEENS, HIS FATHERWALKED OUT OF HIS LIFE WHEN
  • 00:16:04.243 --> 00:16:05.811
  • WALKED OUT OF HIS LIFE WHENHE NEEDED HIM THE MOST.
  • 00:16:05.811 --> 00:16:06.612
  • HE NEEDED HIM THE MOST.HE WAS DEALING WITH
  • 00:16:06.612 --> 00:16:08.881
  • HE WAS DEALING WITHABANDONMENT, REJECTION.
  • 00:16:08.881 --> 00:16:10.549
  • ABANDONMENT, REJECTION.AT 18, HE WAS SO CONFUSED, SO
  • 00:16:10.549 --> 00:16:12.051
  • AT 18, HE WAS SO CONFUSED, SODISTRAUGHT, HE WENT INTO HIS
  • 00:16:12.051 --> 00:16:13.719
  • DISTRAUGHT, HE WENT INTO HISBASEMENT AND GOT HIS SHOTGUN
  • 00:16:13.719 --> 00:16:15.254
  • BASEMENT AND GOT HIS SHOTGUNOUT.
  • 00:16:15.254 --> 00:16:16.522
  • OUT.HE WAS AN AVID HUNTER, VERY
  • 00:16:16.522 --> 00:16:18.724
  • HE WAS AN AVID HUNTER, VERYEXPERIENCED WITH GUNS.
  • 00:16:18.724 --> 00:16:19.625
  • EXPERIENCED WITH GUNS.HE POINTED THE BARREL TOWARD
  • 00:16:19.625 --> 00:16:21.060
  • HE POINTED THE BARREL TOWARDHIS HEAD, PULLED THE TRIGGER,
  • 00:16:21.060 --> 00:16:23.495
  • HIS HEAD, PULLED THE TRIGGER,BUT THE GUN DIDN'T GO OFF.
  • 00:16:23.495 --> 00:16:24.496
  • BUT THE GUN DIDN'T GO OFF.HE WAS PUZZLED, COULDN'T
  • 00:16:24.496 --> 00:16:25.330
  • HE WAS PUZZLED, COULDN'TFIGURE IT OUT.
  • 00:16:25.330 --> 00:16:26.165
  • FIGURE IT OUT.HE RESET EVERYTHING,
  • 00:16:26.165 --> 00:16:27.366
  • HE RESET EVERYTHING,DOUBLE-CHECKED IT, PULLED THE
  • 00:16:27.366 --> 00:16:28.467
  • DOUBLE-CHECKED IT, PULLED THETRIGGER AGAIN, STILL WOULDN'T
  • 00:16:28.467 --> 00:16:29.768
  • TRIGGER AGAIN, STILL WOULDN'TGO OFF.
  • 00:16:29.768 --> 00:16:31.336
  • GO OFF.AT THAT MOMENT, HE FELT A
  • 00:16:31.336 --> 00:16:33.172
  • AT THAT MOMENT, HE FELT APRESENCE FILL THE ROOM WITH
  • 00:16:33.172 --> 00:16:34.873
  • PRESENCE FILL THE ROOM WITHLOVE LIKE HE HAD NEVER FELT
  • 00:16:34.873 --> 00:16:36.175
  • LOVE LIKE HE HAD NEVER FELTBEFORE.
  • 00:16:36.175 --> 00:16:37.342
  • BEFORE.HE SAID, "IT WAS LIKE I COULD
  • 00:16:37.342 --> 00:16:39.645
  • HE SAID, "IT WAS LIKE I COULDHEAR GOD SAYING TO ME,
  • 00:16:39.645 --> 00:16:40.879
  • HEAR GOD SAYING TO ME,'YOU'RE VALUABLE.
  • 00:16:40.879 --> 00:16:43.248
  • 'YOU'RE VALUABLE.I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU.'"
  • 00:16:43.248 --> 00:16:44.416
  • I NEED YOU, I LOVE YOU.'"WHAT HIS EARTHLY FATHER
  • 00:16:44.416 --> 00:16:45.717
  • WHAT HIS EARTHLY FATHERDIDN'T GIVE HIM, HE COULD
  • 00:16:45.717 --> 00:16:47.386
  • DIDN'T GIVE HIM, HE COULDHEAR HIS HEAVENLY FATHER
  • 00:16:47.386 --> 00:16:49.188
  • HEAR HIS HEAVENLY FATHERGIVING HIM, AND THAT DAY
  • 00:16:49.188 --> 00:16:50.355
  • GIVING HIM, AND THAT DAYSTRONGHOLDS WERE
  • 00:16:50.355 --> 00:16:52.458
  • STRONGHOLDS WEREBROKEN IN HIS MIND.
  • 00:16:52.458 --> 00:16:53.826
  • BROKEN IN HIS MIND.LIKE HIM, MAYBE YOU FACED
  • 00:16:53.826 --> 00:16:56.728
  • LIKE HIM, MAYBE YOU FACEDABANDONMENT, DISAPPOINTMENTS,
  • 00:16:56.728 --> 00:16:58.263
  • ABANDONMENT, DISAPPOINTMENTS,BAD BREAKS, ABUSE.
  • 00:16:58.263 --> 00:16:59.765
  • BAD BREAKS, ABUSE.IT DOESN'T HAVE TO STOP YOU.
  • 00:16:59.765 --> 00:17:02.434
  • IT DOESN'T HAVE TO STOP YOU.YOU MAY BE WOUNDED.
  • 00:17:02.434 --> 00:17:03.335
  • YOU MAY BE WOUNDED.THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD'VE
  • 00:17:03.335 --> 00:17:04.570
  • THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD'VEBEEN EMPOWERING YOU, SPEAKING
  • 00:17:04.570 --> 00:17:05.637
  • BEEN EMPOWERING YOU, SPEAKINGLIFE TO YOU DID JUST THE
  • 00:17:05.637 --> 00:17:07.906
  • LIFE TO YOU DID JUST THEOPPOSITE, BUT GOD HAS A PLAN
  • 00:17:07.906 --> 00:17:09.808
  • OPPOSITE, BUT GOD HAS A PLANFOR THE WOUNDED TO STILL DO
  • 00:17:09.808 --> 00:17:11.477
  • FOR THE WOUNDED TO STILL DOGREAT THINGS.
  • 00:17:11.477 --> 00:17:12.845
  • GREAT THINGS.PEOPLE MAY HAVE REJECTED YOU,
  • 00:17:12.845 --> 00:17:15.647
  • PEOPLE MAY HAVE REJECTED YOU,BUT GOD HAS ACCEPTED YOU.
  • 00:17:15.647 --> 00:17:17.316
  • BUT GOD HAS ACCEPTED YOU.THEY MAY CALL YOU A MISTAKE,
  • 00:17:17.316 --> 00:17:19.485
  • THEY MAY CALL YOU A MISTAKE,GOD CALLS YOU A MASTERPIECE.
  • 00:17:19.485 --> 00:17:20.853
  • GOD CALLS YOU A MASTERPIECE.THEY MAY HAVE LEFT YOU OUT,
  • 00:17:20.853 --> 00:17:22.187
  • THEY MAY HAVE LEFT YOU OUT,GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN ABOUT
  • 00:17:22.187 --> 00:17:23.122
  • GOD HAS NOT FORGOTTEN ABOUTYOU.
  • 00:17:23.122 --> 00:17:24.389
  • YOU.HE HAS YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS
  • 00:17:24.389 --> 00:17:25.657
  • HE HAS YOU IN THE PALM OF HISHAND.
  • 00:17:25.657 --> 00:17:26.925
  • HAND.HE'S GOING TO MAKE UP FOR
  • 00:17:26.925 --> 00:17:28.594
  • HE'S GOING TO MAKE UP FORWHAT YOU DIDN'T GET.
  • 00:17:28.594 --> 00:17:29.928
  • WHAT YOU DIDN'T GET.TODAY, THAT YOUNG MAN, HE'S
  • 00:17:29.928 --> 00:17:31.263
  • TODAY, THAT YOUNG MAN, HE'STHE PASTOR OF A CHURCH IN
  • 00:17:31.263 --> 00:17:32.831
  • THE PASTOR OF A CHURCH INANOTHER STATE DOING GREAT
  • 00:17:32.831 --> 00:17:33.899
  • ANOTHER STATE DOING GREATTHINGS.
  • 00:17:33.899 --> 00:17:34.867
  • THINGS.PEOPLE CAN'T STOP YOUR
  • 00:17:34.867 --> 00:17:36.401
  • PEOPLE CAN'T STOP YOURDESTINY.
  • 00:17:36.401 --> 00:17:37.736
  • DESTINY.HOW YOU WERE RAISED, WHAT
  • 00:17:37.736 --> 00:17:39.238
  • HOW YOU WERE RAISED, WHATFAMILY YOU COME FROM, WHO DID
  • 00:17:39.238 --> 00:17:40.973
  • FAMILY YOU COME FROM, WHO DIDYOU WRONG, GOD HAS TAKEN THAT
  • 00:17:40.973 --> 00:17:43.108
  • YOU WRONG, GOD HAS TAKEN THATALL INTO ACCOUNT.
  • 00:17:43.108 --> 00:17:43.909
  • ALL INTO ACCOUNT.DON'T LIVE WITH A VICTIM
  • 00:17:43.909 --> 00:17:45.444
  • DON'T LIVE WITH A VICTIMMENTALITY.
  • 00:17:45.444 --> 00:17:46.411
  • MENTALITY.PEOPLE MAY NOT HAVE GIVEN YOU
  • 00:17:46.411 --> 00:17:48.013
  • PEOPLE MAY NOT HAVE GIVEN YOUWHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE, BUT
  • 00:17:48.013 --> 00:17:49.781
  • WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE, BUTTHE GOOD FATHER, THE GOD WHO
  • 00:17:49.781 --> 00:17:51.150
  • THE GOOD FATHER, THE GOD WHOKNEW YOU BEFORE YOU WERE
  • 00:17:51.150 --> 00:17:52.718
  • KNEW YOU BEFORE YOU WEREBORN, HE'S NOT ONLY GOING TO
  • 00:17:52.718 --> 00:17:54.353
  • BORN, HE'S NOT ONLY GOING TOMAKE IT UP TO YOU, BUT HE'S
  • 00:17:54.353 --> 00:17:55.621
  • MAKE IT UP TO YOU, BUT HE'SGOING TO MAKE THE ENEMY PAY
  • 00:17:55.621 --> 00:17:57.422
  • GOING TO MAKE THE ENEMY PAYAND BRING YOU OUT BETTER THAN
  • 00:17:57.422 --> 00:18:00.192
  • AND BRING YOU OUT BETTER THANIF IT HAD NEVER HAPPENED.
  • 00:18:00.192 --> 00:18:01.293
  • IF IT HAD NEVER HAPPENED.IN THE SCRIPTURE, THERE'S A
  • 00:18:01.293 --> 00:18:03.195
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, THERE'S AYOUNG MAN NAMED ISHMAEL.
  • 00:18:03.195 --> 00:18:04.530
  • YOUNG MAN NAMED ISHMAEL.HE'S THE CHILD THAT ABRAHAM
  • 00:18:04.530 --> 00:18:06.331
  • HE'S THE CHILD THAT ABRAHAMHAD OUT OF WEDLOCK WITH HIS
  • 00:18:06.331 --> 00:18:08.300
  • HAD OUT OF WEDLOCK WITH HISMAID HAGAR.
  • 00:18:08.300 --> 00:18:09.401
  • MAID HAGAR.GOD PROMISED ABRAHAM AND
  • 00:18:09.401 --> 00:18:11.403
  • GOD PROMISED ABRAHAM ANDSARAH A BABY, BUT THEY GOT IN
  • 00:18:11.403 --> 00:18:12.638
  • SARAH A BABY, BUT THEY GOT INA HURRY, TRIED TO HELP GOD
  • 00:18:12.638 --> 00:18:14.940
  • A HURRY, TRIED TO HELP GODOUT, AND ISHMAEL WAS BORN,
  • 00:18:14.940 --> 00:18:15.807
  • OUT, AND ISHMAEL WAS BORN,BUT HE WASN'T THE PROMISED
  • 00:18:15.807 --> 00:18:17.042
  • BUT HE WASN'T THE PROMISEDCHILD.
  • 00:18:17.042 --> 00:18:18.076
  • CHILD.THIS CAUSED ALL KINDS OF
  • 00:18:18.076 --> 00:18:20.412
  • THIS CAUSED ALL KINDS OFSTRIFE AND DIVISION.
  • 00:18:20.412 --> 00:18:22.614
  • STRIFE AND DIVISION.SARAH WAS MAD AT ABRAHAM.
  • 00:18:22.614 --> 00:18:23.448
  • SARAH WAS MAD AT ABRAHAM.SHE STARTED TREATING HAGAR
  • 00:18:23.448 --> 00:18:24.950
  • SHE STARTED TREATING HAGARBADLY.
  • 00:18:24.950 --> 00:18:25.817
  • BADLY.ABRAHAM WAS TRYING TO KEEP
  • 00:18:25.817 --> 00:18:27.486
  • ABRAHAM WAS TRYING TO KEEPBOTH WOMEN HAPPY, AND YOU
  • 00:18:27.486 --> 00:18:29.488
  • BOTH WOMEN HAPPY, AND YOUKNOW THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:18:29.488 --> 00:18:30.455
  • KNOW THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.YEAR AFTER YEAR WENT BY WITH
  • 00:18:30.455 --> 00:18:32.524
  • YEAR AFTER YEAR WENT BY WITHALL THIS DYSFUNCTION.
  • 00:18:32.524 --> 00:18:34.793
  • ALL THIS DYSFUNCTION.SARAH FINALLY HAD HER BABY.
  • 00:18:34.793 --> 00:18:36.094
  • SARAH FINALLY HAD HER BABY.ISAAC, THE PROMISED CHILD,
  • 00:18:36.094 --> 00:18:37.129
  • ISAAC, THE PROMISED CHILD,WAS BORN.
  • 00:18:37.129 --> 00:18:38.697
  • WAS BORN.WHEN SHE HAD THIS CHILD, SHE
  • 00:18:38.697 --> 00:18:40.232
  • WHEN SHE HAD THIS CHILD, SHEREALIZED SHE DIDN'T NEED
  • 00:18:40.232 --> 00:18:42.201
  • REALIZED SHE DIDN'T NEEDHAGAR ANYMORE, AND SHE DIDN'T
  • 00:18:42.201 --> 00:18:44.503
  • HAGAR ANYMORE, AND SHE DIDN'TWANT ISHMAEL AROUND.
  • 00:18:44.503 --> 00:18:46.538
  • WANT ISHMAEL AROUND.EVERY TIME SHE SAW ISHMAEL,
  • 00:18:46.538 --> 00:18:48.273
  • EVERY TIME SHE SAW ISHMAEL,HE REMINDED HER OF ABRAHAM'S
  • 00:18:48.273 --> 00:18:49.942
  • HE REMINDED HER OF ABRAHAM'SMISTAKE.
  • 00:18:49.942 --> 00:18:51.043
  • MISTAKE.ISHMAEL HAD TO PAY THE PRICE
  • 00:18:51.043 --> 00:18:52.844
  • ISHMAEL HAD TO PAY THE PRICEFOR SOMETHING HE HAD NOTHING
  • 00:18:52.844 --> 00:18:54.146
  • FOR SOMETHING HE HAD NOTHINGTO DO WITH.
  • 00:18:54.146 --> 00:18:55.614
  • TO DO WITH.SOMETIMES, IT'S NOT THAT
  • 00:18:55.614 --> 00:18:57.416
  • SOMETIMES, IT'S NOT THATPEOPLE DON'T LIKE YOU, THEY
  • 00:18:57.416 --> 00:18:58.584
  • PEOPLE DON'T LIKE YOU, THEYDON'T LIKE WHO YOU REMIND
  • 00:18:58.584 --> 00:19:00.018
  • DON'T LIKE WHO YOU REMINDTHEM OF.
  • 00:19:00.018 --> 00:19:00.953
  • THEM OF.THEY'RE DISRESPECTFUL,
  • 00:19:00.953 --> 00:19:02.087
  • THEY'RE DISRESPECTFUL,THEY'RE SHORT WITH YOU
  • 00:19:02.087 --> 00:19:02.921
  • THEY'RE SHORT WITH YOUBECAUSE OF WHO YOUR FATHER
  • 00:19:02.921 --> 00:19:05.624
  • BECAUSE OF WHO YOUR FATHERIS, BECAUSE OF A RELATIVE.
  • 00:19:05.624 --> 00:19:06.558
  • IS, BECAUSE OF A RELATIVE.THEY HAD A FALLING OUT, A
  • 00:19:06.558 --> 00:19:07.926
  • THEY HAD A FALLING OUT, ABREAKUP, NOW YOU'RE CAUGHT
  • 00:19:07.926 --> 00:19:09.127
  • BREAKUP, NOW YOU'RE CAUGHTBETWEEN THE TWO.
  • 00:19:09.127 --> 00:19:10.929
  • BETWEEN THE TWO.AND SARAH WAS SO UPSET, SHE
  • 00:19:10.929 --> 00:19:13.432
  • AND SARAH WAS SO UPSET, SHETOLD ABRAHAM TO SEND HAGAR
  • 00:19:13.432 --> 00:19:15.400
  • TOLD ABRAHAM TO SEND HAGARAND ISHMAEL AWAY.
  • 00:19:15.400 --> 00:19:16.768
  • AND ISHMAEL AWAY.HE WASN'T GOING TO DO IT
  • 00:19:16.768 --> 00:19:18.136
  • HE WASN'T GOING TO DO ITUNTIL THE LORD CAME TO HIM
  • 00:19:18.136 --> 00:19:19.304
  • UNTIL THE LORD CAME TO HIMAND SAID, "LISTEN TO YOUR
  • 00:19:19.304 --> 00:19:20.839
  • AND SAID, "LISTEN TO YOURWIFE AND DO IT."
  • 00:19:20.839 --> 00:19:22.574
  • WIFE AND DO IT."I CAN IMAGINE ISHMAEL WAS
  • 00:19:22.574 --> 00:19:23.842
  • I CAN IMAGINE ISHMAEL WASOUTSIDE, PLAYING WITH HIS
  • 00:19:23.842 --> 00:19:25.777
  • OUTSIDE, PLAYING WITH HISBROTHER ISAAC, THEN ABRAHAM
  • 00:19:25.777 --> 00:19:27.846
  • BROTHER ISAAC, THEN ABRAHAMCAME OVER, SAID, "ISHMAEL,
  • 00:19:27.846 --> 00:19:29.314
  • CAME OVER, SAID, "ISHMAEL,COME WITH ME.
  • 00:19:29.314 --> 00:19:30.649
  • COME WITH ME.YOU AND YOUR MOTHER ARE GOING
  • 00:19:30.649 --> 00:19:32.184
  • YOU AND YOUR MOTHER ARE GOINGON A TRIP."
  • 00:19:32.184 --> 00:19:33.151
  • ON A TRIP."ISHMAEL WAS CONFUSED,
  • 00:19:33.151 --> 00:19:34.987
  • ISHMAEL WAS CONFUSED,THINKING, "THAT'S STRANGE."
  • 00:19:34.987 --> 00:19:36.421
  • THINKING, "THAT'S STRANGE."ABRAHAM SENT THEM OUT INTO
  • 00:19:36.421 --> 00:19:38.056
  • ABRAHAM SENT THEM OUT INTOTHE DESERT WITH A LOAF OF
  • 00:19:38.056 --> 00:19:40.926
  • THE DESERT WITH A LOAF OFBREAD AND A BOTTLE OF WATER.
  • 00:19:40.926 --> 00:19:42.160
  • BREAD AND A BOTTLE OF WATER.NOW, ABRAHAM WAS A WEALTHY
  • 00:19:42.160 --> 00:19:43.762
  • NOW, ABRAHAM WAS A WEALTHYMAN.
  • 00:19:43.762 --> 00:19:44.997
  • MAN.HE COULD'VE SENT THEM OUT
  • 00:19:44.997 --> 00:19:46.965
  • HE COULD'VE SENT THEM OUTWITH ANIMALS, WITH A LARGE
  • 00:19:46.965 --> 00:19:49.067
  • WITH ANIMALS, WITH A LARGEFOOD SUPPLY, WITH HELP SO
  • 00:19:49.067 --> 00:19:50.402
  • FOOD SUPPLY, WITH HELP SOTHEY COULD MAKE IT AT LEAST
  • 00:19:50.402 --> 00:19:52.237
  • THEY COULD MAKE IT AT LEASTTO THE NEXT CITY, BUT HE SENT
  • 00:19:52.237 --> 00:19:53.672
  • TO THE NEXT CITY, BUT HE SENTTHEM OUT BASICALLY WITH A
  • 00:19:53.672 --> 00:19:54.940
  • THEM OUT BASICALLY WITH ASANDWICH AND A BOTTLE OF
  • 00:19:54.940 --> 00:19:56.475
  • SANDWICH AND A BOTTLE OFWATER.
  • 00:19:56.475 --> 00:19:58.076
  • WATER.PUT YOURSELF IN ISHMAEL'S
  • 00:19:58.076 --> 00:19:59.344
  • PUT YOURSELF IN ISHMAEL'SSHOES.
  • 00:19:59.344 --> 00:20:01.246
  • SHOES.HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG.
  • 00:20:01.246 --> 00:20:02.180
  • HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG.HE DIDN'T CHOOSE TO BE BORN
  • 00:20:02.180 --> 00:20:03.715
  • HE DIDN'T CHOOSE TO BE BORNINTO THIS DYSFUNCTIONAL
  • 00:20:03.715 --> 00:20:04.950
  • INTO THIS DYSFUNCTIONALFAMILY.
  • 00:20:04.950 --> 00:20:05.951
  • FAMILY.HE COULDN'T HELP IT THAT HE
  • 00:20:05.951 --> 00:20:08.020
  • HE COULDN'T HELP IT THAT HEWASN'T THE PROMISED CHILD.
  • 00:20:08.020 --> 00:20:09.321
  • WASN'T THE PROMISED CHILD.HE COULDN'T CHANGE THE FACT
  • 00:20:09.321 --> 00:20:10.489
  • HE COULDN'T CHANGE THE FACTTHAT HE REMINDED SARAH
  • 00:20:10.489 --> 00:20:12.591
  • THAT HE REMINDED SARAHOF ABRAHAM'S MISTAKE.
  • 00:20:12.591 --> 00:20:13.625
  • OF ABRAHAM'S MISTAKE.ALL THESE THINGS THAT HE HAD
  • 00:20:13.625 --> 00:20:15.227
  • ALL THESE THINGS THAT HE HADNO CONTROL OVER, IT LOOKED
  • 00:20:15.227 --> 00:20:16.695
  • NO CONTROL OVER, IT LOOKEDLIKE HE HAD BEEN DEALT
  • 00:20:16.695 --> 00:20:18.797
  • LIKE HE HAD BEEN DEALTAN UNFAIR HAND.
  • 00:20:18.797 --> 00:20:20.299
  • AN UNFAIR HAND.LIKE ISHMAEL, YOU MAY HAVE
  • 00:20:20.299 --> 00:20:22.401
  • LIKE ISHMAEL, YOU MAY HAVECOME INTO SITUATIONS THAT PUT
  • 00:20:22.401 --> 00:20:24.403
  • COME INTO SITUATIONS THAT PUTYOU AT A DISADVANTAGE, WHERE
  • 00:20:24.403 --> 00:20:25.871
  • YOU AT A DISADVANTAGE, WHERETHERE WAS DYSFUNCTION,
  • 00:20:25.871 --> 00:20:27.472
  • THERE WAS DYSFUNCTION,ABUSE, POVERTY.
  • 00:20:27.472 --> 00:20:28.407
  • ABUSE, POVERTY.YOU COULDN'T HELP IT, YOU
  • 00:20:28.407 --> 00:20:30.208
  • YOU COULDN'T HELP IT, YOUWERE BORN INTO IT.
  • 00:20:30.208 --> 00:20:31.176
  • WERE BORN INTO IT.NOW, YOU'RE HAVING TO DEAL
  • 00:20:31.176 --> 00:20:32.978
  • NOW, YOU'RE HAVING TO DEALWITH CONSEQUENCES FROM OTHER
  • 00:20:32.978 --> 00:20:34.980
  • WITH CONSEQUENCES FROM OTHERPEOPLE'S POOR CHOICES.
  • 00:20:34.980 --> 00:20:36.548
  • PEOPLE'S POOR CHOICES.STAY ENCOURAGED, THE GOOD
  • 00:20:36.548 --> 00:20:38.984
  • STAY ENCOURAGED, THE GOODFATHER SEES WHAT'S HAPPENING.
  • 00:20:38.984 --> 00:20:41.453
  • FATHER SEES WHAT'S HAPPENING.GOD IS A GOD OF JUSTICE.
  • 00:20:41.453 --> 00:20:42.688
  • GOD IS A GOD OF JUSTICE.IT'S NOT HOW YOU START THAT
  • 00:20:42.688 --> 00:20:45.057
  • IT'S NOT HOW YOU START THATMATTERS, IT'S HOW YOU FINISH.
  • 00:20:45.057 --> 00:20:46.091
  • MATTERS, IT'S HOW YOU FINISH.AND THE ODDS MAY BE AGAINST
  • 00:20:46.091 --> 00:20:47.893
  • AND THE ODDS MAY BE AGAINSTYOU, BUT THE MOST HIGH GOD IS
  • 00:20:47.893 --> 00:20:49.695
  • YOU, BUT THE MOST HIGH GOD ISFOR YOU.
  • 00:20:49.695 --> 00:20:50.896
  • FOR YOU.ISHMAEL WENT OUT INTO THE
  • 00:20:50.896 --> 00:20:53.799
  • ISHMAEL WENT OUT INTO THEDESERT ABANDONED, CONFUSED,
  • 00:20:53.799 --> 00:20:55.167
  • DESERT ABANDONED, CONFUSED,REJECTED.
  • 00:20:55.167 --> 00:20:56.268
  • REJECTED.THE MAN HE HAD KNOWN, HIS
  • 00:20:56.268 --> 00:20:58.570
  • THE MAN HE HAD KNOWN, HISFATHER, THE MAN THAT HAD
  • 00:20:58.570 --> 00:20:59.771
  • FATHER, THE MAN THAT HADTAKEN CARE OF HIM, PROVIDED
  • 00:20:59.771 --> 00:21:01.673
  • TAKEN CARE OF HIM, PROVIDEDFOR HIM SUDDENLY TURNED ON
  • 00:21:01.673 --> 00:21:03.075
  • FOR HIM SUDDENLY TURNED ONHIM, SAID, "I DON'T WANT YOU
  • 00:21:03.075 --> 00:21:05.410
  • HIM, SAID, "I DON'T WANT YOUIN MY LIFE ANYMORE."
  • 00:21:05.410 --> 00:21:07.245
  • IN MY LIFE ANYMORE."IN A FEW DAYS, HE AND HIS MOM
  • 00:21:07.245 --> 00:21:08.613
  • IN A FEW DAYS, HE AND HIS MOMRAN OUT OF FOOD,
  • 00:21:08.613 --> 00:21:09.781
  • RAN OUT OF FOOD,RAN OUT OF WATER.
  • 00:21:09.781 --> 00:21:11.383
  • RAN OUT OF WATER.THEY WERE ABOUT TO DIE,
  • 00:21:11.383 --> 00:21:12.317
  • THEY WERE ABOUT TO DIE,AND HAGAR SENT ISHMAEL
  • 00:21:12.317 --> 00:21:14.386
  • AND HAGAR SENT ISHMAELOVER BY HIMSELF.
  • 00:21:14.386 --> 00:21:15.187
  • OVER BY HIMSELF.SHE DIDN'T WANT TO SEE HIM
  • 00:21:15.187 --> 00:21:16.621
  • SHE DIDN'T WANT TO SEE HIMSTARVE TO DEATH.
  • 00:21:16.621 --> 00:21:17.622
  • STARVE TO DEATH.IF THIS WAS THE END OF THE
  • 00:21:17.622 --> 00:21:19.091
  • IF THIS WAS THE END OF THESTORY, WE COULD TRY TO
  • 00:21:19.091 --> 00:21:21.626
  • STORY, WE COULD TRY TOJUSTIFY IT BY SAYING, "WELL,
  • 00:21:21.626 --> 00:21:23.428
  • JUSTIFY IT BY SAYING, "WELL,HE WAS ABRAHAM'S MISTAKE.
  • 00:21:23.428 --> 00:21:24.029
  • HE WAS ABRAHAM'S MISTAKE.HE WASN'T THE PROMISED
  • 00:21:24.029 --> 00:21:25.430
  • HE WASN'T THE PROMISEDCHILD."
  • 00:21:25.430 --> 00:21:27.165
  • CHILD."THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE IF GOD
  • 00:21:27.165 --> 00:21:29.701
  • THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE IF GODWASN'T THE GOOD FATHER.
  • 00:21:29.701 --> 00:21:31.470
  • WASN'T THE GOOD FATHER.OUT IN THE DESERT, ALONE,
  • 00:21:31.470 --> 00:21:33.238
  • OUT IN THE DESERT, ALONE,FORSAKEN, ISHMAEL BEGAN
  • 00:21:33.238 --> 00:21:34.740
  • FORSAKEN, ISHMAEL BEGANTO CRY.
  • 00:21:34.740 --> 00:21:36.174
  • TO CRY.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD
  • 00:21:36.174 --> 00:21:39.044
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GODHEARD THE CRIES OF ISHMAEL."
  • 00:21:39.044 --> 00:21:40.746
  • HEARD THE CRIES OF ISHMAEL."NOT THE CRIES OF HIS MOM, NOT
  • 00:21:40.746 --> 00:21:42.814
  • NOT THE CRIES OF HIS MOM, NOTTHE CRIES OF ABRAHAM, GOD
  • 00:21:42.814 --> 00:21:44.716
  • THE CRIES OF ABRAHAM, GODHEARD THE CRIES OF THIS YOUNG
  • 00:21:44.716 --> 00:21:47.786
  • HEARD THE CRIES OF THIS YOUNGMAN BORN INTO DYSFUNCTION.
  • 00:21:47.786 --> 00:21:48.920
  • MAN BORN INTO DYSFUNCTION.WITH ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT
  • 00:21:48.920 --> 00:21:51.056
  • WITH ALL KINDS OF THINGS THATHE HAD NO CONTROL OVER, WHAT
  • 00:21:51.056 --> 00:21:52.190
  • HE HAD NO CONTROL OVER, WHATDID GOD SAY?
  • 00:21:52.190 --> 00:21:53.692
  • DID GOD SAY?"TOO BAD, ISHMAEL.
  • 00:21:53.692 --> 00:21:55.394
  • "TOO BAD, ISHMAEL.YOU GOT THE WRONG FAMILY.
  • 00:21:55.394 --> 00:21:56.995
  • YOU GOT THE WRONG FAMILY.YOU CAME ONE CHILD TOO SOON,
  • 00:21:56.995 --> 00:21:58.163
  • YOU CAME ONE CHILD TOO SOON,JUST ACCEPT IT."
  • 00:21:58.163 --> 00:21:59.564
  • JUST ACCEPT IT."GOD HAD A PLAN FOR THIS YOUNG
  • 00:21:59.564 --> 00:22:00.766
  • GOD HAD A PLAN FOR THIS YOUNGMAN.
  • 00:22:00.766 --> 00:22:02.033
  • MAN.HE SAID, "ISHMAEL, I'M GOING
  • 00:22:02.033 --> 00:22:04.002
  • HE SAID, "ISHMAEL, I'M GOINGTO BRING OUT OF YOU A GREAT
  • 00:22:04.002 --> 00:22:05.570
  • TO BRING OUT OF YOU A GREATNATION."
  • 00:22:05.570 --> 00:22:06.571
  • NATION."EVEN THOUGH HE WASN'T THE
  • 00:22:06.571 --> 00:22:08.573
  • EVEN THOUGH HE WASN'T THEPROMISED CHILD, EVEN THOUGH
  • 00:22:08.573 --> 00:22:09.508
  • PROMISED CHILD, EVEN THOUGHHIS PARENTS MADE A MESS OF
  • 00:22:09.508 --> 00:22:11.977
  • HIS PARENTS MADE A MESS OFHIS LIFE, GOD SAID IN EFFECT,
  • 00:22:11.977 --> 00:22:13.445
  • HIS LIFE, GOD SAID IN EFFECT,"ISHMAEL, I'VE SEEN ALL THE
  • 00:22:13.445 --> 00:22:15.247
  • "ISHMAEL, I'VE SEEN ALL THEINJUSTICE, I KNOW YOU'VE HAD
  • 00:22:15.247 --> 00:22:16.915
  • INJUSTICE, I KNOW YOU'VE HADBAD BREAKS, I KNOW PEOPLE PUT
  • 00:22:16.915 --> 00:22:18.617
  • BAD BREAKS, I KNOW PEOPLE PUTYOU AT A DISADVANTAGE.
  • 00:22:18.617 --> 00:22:19.985
  • YOU AT A DISADVANTAGE.BUT DON'T WORRY, I'M GOING TO
  • 00:22:19.985 --> 00:22:21.420
  • BUT DON'T WORRY, I'M GOING TOMAKE IT UP TO YOU.
  • 00:22:21.420 --> 00:22:22.354
  • MAKE IT UP TO YOU.I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:22:22.354 --> 00:22:23.855
  • I'M GOING TO DO SOMETHINGGREAT WITH YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:22:23.855 --> 00:22:25.056
  • GREAT WITH YOUR LIFE.I'M GOING TO BRING A NATION
  • 00:22:25.056 --> 00:22:26.725
  • I'M GOING TO BRING A NATIONOUT OF YOU."
  • 00:22:26.725 --> 00:22:28.360
  • OUT OF YOU."GOD WAS SHOWING US THAT EVEN
  • 00:22:28.360 --> 00:22:30.128
  • GOD WAS SHOWING US THAT EVENIF YOU HAVE PARENTS THAT BLEW
  • 00:22:30.128 --> 00:22:32.130
  • IF YOU HAVE PARENTS THAT BLEWIT, EVEN IF YOU HAD PEOPLE
  • 00:22:32.130 --> 00:22:33.231
  • IT, EVEN IF YOU HAD PEOPLETHAT PUT YOU AT A
  • 00:22:33.231 --> 00:22:35.100
  • THAT PUT YOU AT ADISADVANTAGE, ADDICTIONS,
  • 00:22:35.100 --> 00:22:36.701
  • DISADVANTAGE, ADDICTIONS,ABUSE, POVERTY, YOU HAD NO
  • 00:22:36.701 --> 00:22:38.103
  • ABUSE, POVERTY, YOU HAD NOCONTROL, DON'T GET
  • 00:22:38.103 --> 00:22:40.071
  • CONTROL, DON'T GETDISCOURAGED, GOD KNOWS HOW TO
  • 00:22:40.071 --> 00:22:41.740
  • DISCOURAGED, GOD KNOWS HOW TOBRING GREATNESS OUT OF A
  • 00:22:41.740 --> 00:22:43.608
  • BRING GREATNESS OUT OF AGREAT MESS.
  • 00:22:43.608 --> 00:22:45.610
  • GREAT MESS.AND IF YOU'LL DO LIKE ISHMAEL
  • 00:22:45.610 --> 00:22:47.579
  • AND IF YOU'LL DO LIKE ISHMAELAND NOT COMPLAIN, NOT GIVE UP
  • 00:22:47.579 --> 00:22:48.847
  • AND NOT COMPLAIN, NOT GIVE UPON A DREAM, "THIS IS NOT
  • 00:22:48.847 --> 00:22:52.350
  • ON A DREAM, "THIS IS NOTFAIR," INSTEAD GO TO GOD.
  • 00:22:52.350 --> 00:22:53.552
  • FAIR," INSTEAD GO TO GOD.IF YOU'LL DO THIS, THE GOOD
  • 00:22:53.552 --> 00:22:55.253
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, THE GOODFATHER, HE'LL NOT ONLY HEAR
  • 00:22:55.253 --> 00:22:57.189
  • FATHER, HE'LL NOT ONLY HEARYOUR CALL, BUT HE'LL MAKE
  • 00:22:57.189 --> 00:22:58.957
  • YOUR CALL, BUT HE'LL MAKEMORE OUT OF YOUR LIFE THAN
  • 00:22:58.957 --> 00:23:00.592
  • MORE OUT OF YOUR LIFE THANYOU'VE EVER IMAGINED.
  • 00:23:00.592 --> 00:23:01.793
  • YOU'VE EVER IMAGINED.IF ISHMAEL WERE STANDING HERE
  • 00:23:01.793 --> 00:23:02.961
  • IF ISHMAEL WERE STANDING HERETODAY, HE WOULD TELL YOU,
  • 00:23:02.961 --> 00:23:05.363
  • TODAY, HE WOULD TELL YOU,"YOU MAY HAVE HAD BAD BREAKS,
  • 00:23:05.363 --> 00:23:06.298
  • "YOU MAY HAVE HAD BAD BREAKS,LIFE MAY HAVE DEALT YOU AN
  • 00:23:06.298 --> 00:23:08.400
  • LIFE MAY HAVE DEALT YOU ANUNFAIR HAND, BUT IT DOESN'T
  • 00:23:08.400 --> 00:23:10.168
  • UNFAIR HAND, BUT IT DOESN'THAVE TO STOP YOU.
  • 00:23:10.168 --> 00:23:11.470
  • HAVE TO STOP YOU.DON'T LIVE WITH A VICTIM
  • 00:23:11.470 --> 00:23:12.971
  • DON'T LIVE WITH A VICTIMMENTALITY."
  • 00:23:12.971 --> 00:23:14.105
  • MENTALITY."WE CAN ALL FIND SOME REASON
  • 00:23:14.105 --> 00:23:15.941
  • WE CAN ALL FIND SOME REASONTO LET WHAT'S HAPPENED IN THE
  • 00:23:15.941 --> 00:23:18.443
  • TO LET WHAT'S HAPPENED IN THEPAST LIMIT OUR FUTURE.
  • 00:23:18.443 --> 00:23:19.878
  • PAST LIMIT OUR FUTURE.ABRAHAM WAS THE FATHER OF
  • 00:23:19.878 --> 00:23:21.413
  • ABRAHAM WAS THE FATHER OFFAITH, BUT HE DIDN'T TREAT
  • 00:23:21.413 --> 00:23:23.381
  • FAITH, BUT HE DIDN'T TREATHIS SON RIGHT.
  • 00:23:23.381 --> 00:23:24.883
  • HIS SON RIGHT.A GOOD PERSON MAY HAVE DONE
  • 00:23:24.883 --> 00:23:26.384
  • A GOOD PERSON MAY HAVE DONEYOU WRONG.
  • 00:23:26.384 --> 00:23:27.886
  • YOU WRONG.PEOPLE ARE HUMAN, THEY MAKE
  • 00:23:27.886 --> 00:23:28.987
  • PEOPLE ARE HUMAN, THEY MAKEMISTAKES.
  • 00:23:28.987 --> 00:23:29.754
  • MISTAKES.WHY DON'T YOU LET THEM OFF
  • 00:23:29.754 --> 00:23:31.089
  • WHY DON'T YOU LET THEM OFFTHE HOOK?
  • 00:23:31.089 --> 00:23:32.090
  • THE HOOK?QUIT TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE
  • 00:23:32.090 --> 00:23:34.259
  • QUIT TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLEPAY YOU BACK, AND GO TO GOD,
  • 00:23:34.259 --> 00:23:36.294
  • PAY YOU BACK, AND GO TO GOD,AND HE'LL PAY YOU BACK.
  • 00:23:36.294 --> 00:23:37.462
  • AND HE'LL PAY YOU BACK.GOD KNOWS HOW TO BRING
  • 00:23:37.462 --> 00:23:40.098
  • GOD KNOWS HOW TO BRINGGREATNESS OUT OF DYSFUNCTION.
  • 00:23:40.098 --> 00:23:41.032
  • GREATNESS OUT OF DYSFUNCTION.THAT MEANS GREAT
  • 00:23:41.032 --> 00:23:43.668
  • THAT MEANS GREATRELATIONSHIPS, GREAT TALENT,
  • 00:23:43.668 --> 00:23:44.936
  • RELATIONSHIPS, GREAT TALENT,GREAT OPPORTUNITIES,
  • 00:23:44.936 --> 00:23:46.671
  • GREAT OPPORTUNITIES,GREAT SUCCESS.
  • 00:23:46.671 --> 00:23:49.441
  • GREAT SUCCESS.IN 1973, A BABY BOY WAS BORN
  • 00:23:49.441 --> 00:23:51.276
  • IN 1973, A BABY BOY WAS BORNIN CINCINNATI TO A YOUNG
  • 00:23:51.276 --> 00:23:53.311
  • IN CINCINNATI TO A YOUNGAFRICAN-AMERICAN MOTHER AND
  • 00:23:53.311 --> 00:23:54.913
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOTHER ANDHER HUSBAND.
  • 00:23:54.913 --> 00:23:55.814
  • HER HUSBAND.THE RELATIONSHIP WAS VERY
  • 00:23:55.814 --> 00:23:57.415
  • THE RELATIONSHIP WAS VERYROCKY AND THE FATHER DIDN'T
  • 00:23:57.415 --> 00:23:59.017
  • ROCKY AND THE FATHER DIDN'TLIVE AT HOME.
  • 00:23:59.017 --> 00:24:00.385
  • LIVE AT HOME.THESE PARENTS DIVORCED WHEN
  • 00:24:00.385 --> 00:24:01.319
  • THESE PARENTS DIVORCED WHENTHE LITTLE BOY WAS 4 YEARS
  • 00:24:01.319 --> 00:24:02.587
  • THE LITTLE BOY WAS 4 YEARSOLD.
  • 00:24:02.587 --> 00:24:04.055
  • OLD.THIS FATHER WASN'T INVOLVED
  • 00:24:04.055 --> 00:24:05.390
  • THIS FATHER WASN'T INVOLVEDWITH HIS SON.
  • 00:24:05.390 --> 00:24:07.359
  • WITH HIS SON.HE NEVER ATTENDED HIS EVENTS.
  • 00:24:07.359 --> 00:24:08.326
  • HE NEVER ATTENDED HIS EVENTS.IN FACT, THE YOUNG MAN ONLY
  • 00:24:08.326 --> 00:24:10.028
  • IN FACT, THE YOUNG MAN ONLYSAW HIS FATHER FOUR TIMES
  • 00:24:10.028 --> 00:24:11.830
  • SAW HIS FATHER FOUR TIMESIN HIS LIFE.
  • 00:24:11.830 --> 00:24:13.765
  • IN HIS LIFE.HE WASN'T POPULAR IN SCHOOL.
  • 00:24:13.765 --> 00:24:14.966
  • HE WASN'T POPULAR IN SCHOOL.HE WAS MADE FUN OF BECAUSE
  • 00:24:14.966 --> 00:24:16.334
  • HE WAS MADE FUN OF BECAUSEOF HIS LOOKS.
  • 00:24:16.334 --> 00:24:17.435
  • OF HIS LOOKS.HE HAD A DISEASE THAT CAUSED
  • 00:24:17.435 --> 00:24:19.237
  • HE HAD A DISEASE THAT CAUSEDHIM TO LOSE HIS HAIR.
  • 00:24:19.237 --> 00:24:21.406
  • HIM TO LOSE HIS HAIR.HE FELT ALONE AND FORSAKEN,
  • 00:24:21.406 --> 00:24:22.674
  • HE FELT ALONE AND FORSAKEN,BUT THE GOOD FATHER WAS
  • 00:24:22.674 --> 00:24:24.442
  • BUT THE GOOD FATHER WASWATCHING AFTER HIM.
  • 00:24:24.442 --> 00:24:25.710
  • WATCHING AFTER HIM.AND EVEN THOUGH HIS EARTHLY
  • 00:24:25.710 --> 00:24:27.412
  • AND EVEN THOUGH HIS EARTHLYFATHER WASN'T INVOLVED, HE
  • 00:24:27.412 --> 00:24:29.648
  • FATHER WASN'T INVOLVED, HEHAD AN AMAZING MOTHER.
  • 00:24:29.648 --> 00:24:30.649
  • HAD AN AMAZING MOTHER.SHE WOULD TAKE HIM TO CHURCH
  • 00:24:30.649 --> 00:24:32.584
  • SHE WOULD TAKE HIM TO CHURCHEVERY WEEK AND PRAY OVER HIM,
  • 00:24:32.584 --> 00:24:34.819
  • EVERY WEEK AND PRAY OVER HIM,SPEAK LIFE INTO HIS DESTINY.
  • 00:24:34.819 --> 00:24:36.288
  • SPEAK LIFE INTO HIS DESTINY.AT 13 YEARS OF AGE, SITTING
  • 00:24:36.288 --> 00:24:37.822
  • AT 13 YEARS OF AGE, SITTINGIN CHURCH, HE FELT THE CALL
  • 00:24:37.822 --> 00:24:39.190
  • IN CHURCH, HE FELT THE CALLTO PREACH.
  • 00:24:39.190 --> 00:24:40.825
  • TO PREACH.AT 21, HE TOOK A STEP
  • 00:24:40.825 --> 00:24:41.993
  • AT 21, HE TOOK A STEPOF FAITH AND PREACHED
  • 00:24:41.993 --> 00:24:43.261
  • OF FAITH AND PREACHEDHIS FIRST SERMON.
  • 00:24:43.261 --> 00:24:45.063
  • HIS FIRST SERMON.TODAY, 20 YEARS LATER, OUR
  • 00:24:45.063 --> 00:24:47.098
  • TODAY, 20 YEARS LATER, OUROWN JOHN GREY IS SPEAKING
  • 00:24:47.098 --> 00:24:48.400
  • OWN JOHN GREY IS SPEAKINGTO THE WORLD, TOUCHING
  • 00:24:48.400 --> 00:24:50.669
  • TO THE WORLD, TOUCHINGMILLIONS OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:24:50.669 --> 00:24:51.836
  • MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.YOU MAY HAVE HAD A ROUGH
  • 00:24:51.836 --> 00:24:53.471
  • YOU MAY HAVE HAD A ROUGHSTART, THE ODDS ARE
  • 00:24:53.471 --> 00:24:54.839
  • START, THE ODDS AREAGAINST YOU.
  • 00:24:54.839 --> 00:24:56.074
  • AGAINST YOU.THE GOOD FATHER SEES
  • 00:24:56.074 --> 00:24:57.409
  • THE GOOD FATHER SEESWHAT'S HAPPENING.
  • 00:24:57.409 --> 00:24:58.944
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING.HE KNOWS WHAT YOU DIDN'T GET.
  • 00:24:58.944 --> 00:24:59.844
  • HE KNOWS WHAT YOU DIDN'T GET.HE KNOWS WHO WASN'T THERE
  • 00:24:59.844 --> 00:25:00.745
  • HE KNOWS WHO WASN'T THEREFOR YOU.
  • 00:25:00.745 --> 00:25:02.514
  • FOR YOU.HE'S TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION
  • 00:25:02.514 --> 00:25:03.949
  • HE'S TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATIONTHE HURT, THE LONELINESS, THE
  • 00:25:03.949 --> 00:25:04.983
  • THE HURT, THE LONELINESS, THEBAD BREAKS.
  • 00:25:04.983 --> 00:25:06.618
  • BAD BREAKS.HE HAS A PLAN NOT TO JUST
  • 00:25:06.618 --> 00:25:08.019
  • HE HAS A PLAN NOT TO JUSTBRING YOU OUT, BUT TO BRING
  • 00:25:08.019 --> 00:25:09.321
  • BRING YOU OUT, BUT TO BRINGYOU OUT BETTER.
  • 00:25:09.321 --> 00:25:10.255
  • YOU OUT BETTER.NOW, DON'T LIVE WITH A VICTIM
  • 00:25:10.255 --> 00:25:11.790
  • NOW, DON'T LIVE WITH A VICTIMMENTALITY, DON'T GIVE UP ON
  • 00:25:11.790 --> 00:25:12.924
  • MENTALITY, DON'T GIVE UP ONYOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:25:12.924 --> 00:25:14.726
  • YOUR DREAMS.THERE MAY BE SOME DYSFUNCTION
  • 00:25:14.726 --> 00:25:15.994
  • THERE MAY BE SOME DYSFUNCTIONIN YOUR PAST, WE ALL HAVE
  • 00:25:15.994 --> 00:25:16.928
  • IN YOUR PAST, WE ALL HAVESOME.
  • 00:25:16.928 --> 00:25:18.396
  • SOME.BUT THE GOOD FATHER HAS
  • 00:25:18.396 --> 00:25:19.531
  • BUT THE GOOD FATHER HASAMAZING THINGS IN YOUR
  • 00:25:19.531 --> 00:25:20.765
  • AMAZING THINGS IN YOURFUTURE.
  • 00:25:20.765 --> 00:25:22.434
  • FUTURE.AND I BELIEVE AND DECLARE,
  • 00:25:22.434 --> 00:25:24.235
  • AND I BELIEVE AND DECLARE,LIKE ISHMAEL, GOD IS GOING TO
  • 00:25:24.235 --> 00:25:25.537
  • LIKE ISHMAEL, GOD IS GOING TOBRING GREATNESS OUT OF
  • 00:25:25.537 --> 00:25:27.072
  • BRING GREATNESS OUT OFA GREAT MESS.
  • 00:25:27.072 --> 00:25:28.406
  • A GREAT MESS.LIKE THE ISRAELITES, HE'S
  • 00:25:28.406 --> 00:25:29.841
  • LIKE THE ISRAELITES, HE'SGOING TO BRING DOWN WALLS
  • 00:25:29.841 --> 00:25:31.309
  • GOING TO BRING DOWN WALLSEASIER THAN YOU THOUGHT.
  • 00:25:31.309 --> 00:25:32.711
  • EASIER THAN YOU THOUGHT.AND LIKE JOHN, HE'S GOING TO
  • 00:25:32.711 --> 00:25:34.579
  • AND LIKE JOHN, HE'S GOING TOBE A FATHER TO THE FATHERLESS
  • 00:25:34.579 --> 00:25:35.847
  • BE A FATHER TO THE FATHERLESSAND TAKE YOU TO THE FULLNESS
  • 00:25:35.847 --> 00:25:37.215
  • AND TAKE YOU TO THE FULLNESSOF YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:25:37.215 --> 00:25:38.516
  • OF YOUR DESTINY.IN JESUS' NAME, IF YOU
  • 00:25:38.516 --> 00:25:40.719
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:25:42.554 --> 00:25:43.989
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:25:43.989 --> 00:25:45.357
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:45.357 --> 00:25:46.658
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:46.658 --> 00:25:49.127
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
  • 00:25:49.127 --> 00:25:51.496
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:51.496 --> 00:25:53.465
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:53.465 --> 00:25:54.332
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD
  • 00:25:54.332 --> 00:25:56.334
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORDAND SAVIOR."
  • 00:25:56.334 --> 00:25:57.068
  • AND SAVIOR."IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:25:57.068 --> 00:25:58.269
  • IF YOU PRAYED THATSIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVE
  • 00:25:58.269 --> 00:25:59.738
  • SIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVEYOU GOT BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:59.738 --> 00:26:00.772
  • YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD, BIBLE-BASED
  • 00:26:00.772 --> 00:26:03.241
  • GET IN A GOOD, BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH, KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:26:03.241 --> 00:26:04.075
  • CHURCH, KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHT
  • 00:26:04.075 --> 00:26:05.310
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHTBACK TO SPEAK A BLESSING
  • 00:26:05.310 --> 00:26:06.578
  • .
  • 00:26:07.412 --> 00:26:08.413
  • .>ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS A
  • 00:26:08.413 --> 00:26:09.381
  • >ANNCR: THIS DECEMBER, AS ATHANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
  • 00:26:09.381 --> 00:26:10.749
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORTOF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL AND
  • 00:26:10.749 --> 00:26:11.950
  • OF OUR MINISTRY, JOEL ANDVICTORIA WOULD LIKE TO SEND
  • 00:26:11.950 --> 00:26:13.184
  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVEN
  • 00:26:15.220 --> 00:26:17.288
  • SERIES, "TRUSTING GOD EVENWHEN YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND".
  • 00:26:17.288 --> 00:26:18.390
  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILL
  • 00:26:19.658 --> 00:26:20.825
  • THROUGH, THIS SERIES WILLCHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUR
  • 00:26:20.825 --> 00:26:22.193
  • CHALLENGE YOU TO KEEP YOUREYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HIS
  • 00:26:22.193 --> 00:26:24.029
  • EYES ON GOD'S WORD AND HISPROMISES.
  • 00:26:24.029 --> 00:26:24.729
  • PROMISES.>VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHT
  • 00:26:24.729 --> 00:26:26.097
  • >VICTORIA: GOD HAS A BRIGHTFUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:26:26.097 --> 00:26:27.365
  • FUTURE IN STORE FOR YOU.BUT ALONG THE WAY, THERE
  • 00:26:27.365 --> 00:26:28.333
  • BUT ALONG THE WAY, THEREWILL BE THINGS YOU DON'T
  • 00:26:28.333 --> 00:26:29.601
  • WILL BE THINGS YOU DON'TUNDERSTAND.
  • 00:26:29.601 --> 00:26:30.835
  • UNDERSTAND.IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGED
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  • IT'S EASY TO GET DISCOURAGEDBUT GOD IS WORKING BEHIND
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  • BUT GOD IS WORKING BEHINDTHE SCENES.
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  • THE SCENES.HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THE
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  • HE'S GOING TO CONNECT THEDOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORK
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  • DOTS AND MAKE IT ALL WORKOUT FOR YOUR GOOD.
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  • OUT FOR YOUR GOOD.>JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE
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  • >JOEL: IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSEYET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'RE
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  • YET, BUT ONE DAY YOU'REGOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WAS
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  • GOING TO SEE WHAT GOD WASUP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.
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  • UP TO. REQUEST THIS RESOURCE.IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY IN
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  • IT WILL HELP YOU TO STAY INFAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THE
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  • FAITH AND BELIEVE FOR THEBRIGHT FUTURE THAT BELONGS
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  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF
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  • >ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF"TRUSTING GOD EVEN WHEN YOU
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  • "TRUSTING GOD EVEN WHEN YOUDON'T UNDERSTAND" TODAY AT
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  • DON'T UNDERSTAND" TODAY ATJOELOSTEEN.COM OR CALL
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  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT IS
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  • >JOEL: YOUR SUPPORT ISMAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUND
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  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUNDTHE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCH
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  • THE WORLD. THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR YOUR PRAYER, YOUR
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  • FOR YOUR PRAYER, YOURGENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPING
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  • GENEROSITY. YOU ARE HELPINGTO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.
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  • TO CHANGE PEOPLES LIVES.AND A SPECIAL THANK YOU
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  • AND A SPECIAL THANK YOUTO OUR CHAMPION OF HOPE
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  • TO OUR CHAMPION OF HOPEPARTNERS FOR ALL YOU DO TO
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  • PARTNERS FOR ALL YOU DO TOMAKE THE MINISTRY POSSIBLE.
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  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,
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  • BOOK. IT'S CALLED,"EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".
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  • "EMPTY OUT THE NEGATIVE".IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROM
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  • IT WILL HELP YOU LIVE FROMA PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACE
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  • A PLACE OF FAITH, A PLACEOF TRUST.
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  • OF TRUST.I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPY
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL PICK UP A COPYFOR YOU AND A FRIEND.
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  • FOR YOU AND A FRIEND.AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE
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  • AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THEINSPIRATION CUBE.
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  • INSPIRATION CUBE.WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREAT
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  • WE'RE GETTING SO MANY GREATREPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400
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  • REPORTS. IT HAS OVER 400OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,
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  • OF MY MESSAGES ON IT,31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOR
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  • 31 DECLARATIONS, ONE FOREACH DAY OF THE MONTH.
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  • EACH DAY OF THE MONTH.IT WILL BE A GREAT BLESSING
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