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More Than Enough

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May 15, 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,
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL,GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOURHOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER
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  • HOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVERIN OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BY
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  • IN OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BYAND BE A PART OF
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  • AND BE A PART OFONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • ONE OF OUR SERVICES.I PROMISE YOU, WE WILL MAKE
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH
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  • I LIKE TO START WITHSOMETHING FUNNY, AND I HEARD
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  • SOMETHING FUNNY, AND I HEARDABOUT THIS MAN.
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  • ABOUT THIS MAN.HE WAS ON VACATION IN
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  • HE WAS ON VACATION INJERUSALEM WITH HIS FAMILY
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  • JERUSALEM WITH HIS FAMILYWHEN HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW
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  • WHEN HIS MOTHER-IN-LAWSUDDENLY DIED.
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  • SUDDENLY DIED.HE WENT TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS
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  • HE WENT TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTSTO GET HER BODY BACK HOME,
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  • TO GET HER BODY BACK HOME,AND THE CONSULATE SAID IT
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  • AND THE CONSULATE SAID ITWOULD COST $5.000 TO HAVE HER
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  • WOULD COST $5.000 TO HAVE HERSHIPPED, BUT HE COULD HAVE
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  • SHIPPED, BUT HE COULD HAVEHER BURIED RIGHT THERE IN
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  • HER BURIED RIGHT THERE INJERUSALEM FOR JUST $150.
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  • JERUSALEM FOR JUST $150.THE MAN THOUGHT ABOUT IT A
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  • THE MAN THOUGHT ABOUT IT AMOMENT, SAID, "NO, I'D LIKE
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  • MOMENT, SAID, "NO, I'D LIKETO HAVE HER SHIPPED."
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  • TO HAVE HER SHIPPED."THE CONSULATE SAID, "WOW,
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  • THE CONSULATE SAID, "WOW,YOU MUST HAVE REALLY LOVED
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  • YOU MUST HAVE REALLY LOVEDYOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW."
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  • YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW."HE SAID, "NO,
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  • HE SAID, "NO,IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT.
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  • IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT.I JUST REMEMBER A CASE HERE
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  • I JUST REMEMBER A CASE HEREYEARS AGO WHERE THERE BURIED
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  • YEARS AGO WHERE THERE BURIEDSOMEBODY, AND ON
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  • SOMEBODY, AND ONTHE THIRD DAY, THEY ROSE.
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  • ALL RIGHT, I HAVE
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  • ALL RIGHT, I HAVEA GREAT MOTHER-IN-LAW.
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  • A GREAT MOTHER-IN-LAW.COME ON, LET'S SAY IT
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  • COME ON, LET'S SAY ITTOGETHER: "THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • TOGETHER: "THIS IS MY BIBLE.I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYSI CAN DO.
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  • I CAN DO.TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHT
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  • TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHTTHE WORD OF GOD.
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  • THE WORD OF GOD.I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND IS
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND ISALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE,
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  • ALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE,I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME,
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME,IN JESUS'S NAME.
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  • IN JESUS'S 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 "MORE THAN ENOUGH."
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  • ABOUT "MORE THAN ENOUGH."WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO GO
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  • WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO GOTHROUGH LIFE CONSTANTLY
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  • THROUGH LIFE CONSTANTLYSTRUGGLING, NOT ABLE
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  • STRUGGLING, NOT ABLETO FULFILL OUR DREAMS,
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  • TO FULFILL OUR DREAMS,OR NOT ABLE TO BE
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  • OR NOT ABLE TO BEA BLESSING TO ANYONE ELSE.
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  • A BLESSING TO ANYONE ELSE.LACK IS NOT YOUR DESTINY.
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  • LACK IS NOT YOUR DESTINY.YOU WERE CREATED TO LIVE AN
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  • YOU WERE CREATED TO LIVE ANABUNDANT LIFE, BUT IF YOU'VE
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  • ABUNDANT LIFE, BUT IF YOU'VESTRUGGLED FOR A LONG TIME,
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  • STRUGGLED FOR A LONG TIME,IT'S EASY TO DEVELOP A
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  • IT'S EASY TO DEVELOP ASCARCITY MENTALITY,
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  • SCARCITY MENTALITY,THINKING, "I'LL NEVER BE ABLE
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  • THINKING, "I'LL NEVER BE ABLETO AFFORD A NICE HOUSE.
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  • TO AFFORD A NICE HOUSE.I'LL NEVER HAVE THE FUNDS
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  • I'LL NEVER HAVE THE FUNDSTO REALLY BLESS MY FAMILY."
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  • TO REALLY BLESS MY FAMILY."BUT AS LONG AS YOU THINK,
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  • BUT AS LONG AS YOU THINK,"NOT ENOUGH," YOU'LL NEVER
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  • "NOT ENOUGH," YOU'LL NEVERHAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH.
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  • HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH.YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF THAT
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  • YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF THATSCARCITY MENTALITY AND START
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  • SCARCITY MENTALITY AND STARTHAVING AN ABUNDANT MENTALITY.
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  • HAVING AN ABUNDANT MENTALITY.GOD HAS WAYS TO INCREASE YOU
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  • GOD HAS WAYS TO INCREASE YOUTHAT YOU'VE NEVER THOUGHT OF.
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  • THAT YOU'VE NEVER THOUGHT OF.HE'S NOT LIMITED BY YOUR JOB,
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  • HE'S NOT LIMITED BY YOUR JOB,BY YOUR EDUCATION, OR BY
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  • BY YOUR EDUCATION, OR BYTHE FAMILY YOU WERE RAISED IN.
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  • THE FAMILY YOU WERE RAISED IN.IF YOU'LL TAKE THE LIMITS OFF
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  • IF YOU'LL TAKE THE LIMITS OFFOF HIM, GOD WILL BLESS YOU
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  • OF HIM, GOD WILL BLESS YOUBEYOND YOUR NORMAL INCOME,
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  • BEYOND YOUR NORMAL INCOME,BEYOND YOUR SALARY,
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  • BEYOND YOUR SALARY,BEYOND WHAT ANYONE
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  • BEYOND WHAT ANYONEIN YOUR FAMILY HAS SEEN.
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  • IN YOUR FAMILY HAS SEEN.I TALKED TO A GENTLEMAN
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  • I TALKED TO A GENTLEMANTHE OTHER DAY.
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  • THE OTHER DAY.HE VOLUNTEERS AT LAKEWOOD,
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  • HE VOLUNTEERS AT LAKEWOOD,AND HE WORKS IN SALES, AND
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  • AND HE WORKS IN SALES, ANDONE OF HIS CLIENTS CALLED AND
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  • ONE OF HIS CLIENTS CALLED ANDSAID THAT THEIR BOSS WANTED
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  • SAID THAT THEIR BOSS WANTEDTO SPEAK WITH HIM,
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  • TO SPEAK WITH HIM,AND AT FIRST,
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  • AND AT FIRST,HE WAS KIND OF ALARMED
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  • HE WAS KIND OF ALARMEDAND THOUGHT SOMETHING MIGHT
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  • AND THOUGHT SOMETHING MIGHTBE WRONG, BUT THIS BOSS WAS
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  • BE WRONG, BUT THIS BOSS WASSO IMPRESSED WITH HIS WORK,
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  • SO IMPRESSED WITH HIS WORK,HE WANTED TO SEE IF HE WOULD
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  • HE WANTED TO SEE IF HE WOULDCOME AND RUN HIS WHOLE
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  • COME AND RUN HIS WHOLESALES DEPARTMENT.
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  • SALES DEPARTMENT.IT WAS A HUGE PROMOTION.
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  • IT WAS A HUGE PROMOTION.THE BOSS SAID,
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  • THE BOSS SAID,"IF YOU'LL TAKE THE POSITION,
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  • "IF YOU'LL TAKE THE POSITION,THEN I'LL GIVE YOU OWNERSHIP
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  • THEN I'LL GIVE YOU OWNERSHIPIN THIS COMPANY."
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  • IN THIS COMPANY."HE SAID, "JOEL,
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  • HE SAID, "JOEL,I DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING.
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  • I DIDN'T SEE THIS COMING.I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD BE
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  • I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD BETHIS BLESSED."
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  • THIS BLESSED."HE WENT FROM WORKING
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  • HE WENT FROM WORKINGAT A COMPANY TO OWNING
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  • AT A COMPANY TO OWNINGPART OF A COMPANY.
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  • PART OF A COMPANY.YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD
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  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GODHAS IN STORE FOR YOU.
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  • HAS IN STORE FOR YOU.YOU DON'T KNOW THE
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  • YOU DON'T KNOW THEPROMOTIONS, THE
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  • PROMOTIONS, THEOPPORTUNITIES, THE FAVOR THAT
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  • OPPORTUNITIES, THE FAVOR THATHE'S ALREADY ORDAINED TO COME
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  • HE'S ALREADY ORDAINED TO COMEACROSS YOUR PATH.
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  • ACROSS YOUR PATH.PSALM 35 SAYS: "GOD TAKES
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  • PSALM 35 SAYS: "GOD TAKESPLEASURE IN PROSPERING YOU."
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  • PLEASURE IN PROSPERING YOU."IT BRINGS A SMILE TO GOD'S
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  • IT BRINGS A SMILE TO GOD'SFACE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
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  • FACE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPENTHAT AMAZE YOU.
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  • THAT AMAZE YOU.AS A PARENT, WHEN YOU DO
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  • AS A PARENT, WHEN YOU DOSOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR
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  • SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOURCHILD, SOMETHING OUT OF THE
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  • CHILD, SOMETHING OUT OF THEORDINARY THAT THEY WEREN'T
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  • ORDINARY THAT THEY WEREN'TEXPECTING, YOU KNOW HOW THAT
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  • EXPECTING, YOU KNOW HOW THATBRINGS YOU JOY, MAKES YOU
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  • BRINGS YOU JOY, MAKES YOUFEEL GOOD.
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  • FEEL GOOD.IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH OUR
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  • IT'S THE SAME WAY WITH OURHEAVENLY FATHER.
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  • HEAVENLY FATHER.IT GIVES HIM PLEASURE TO SEE
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  • IT GIVES HIM PLEASURE TO SEEYOU BLESSED, AND YOU MAY NOT
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  • YOU BLESSED, AND YOU MAY NOTSEE HOW THIS CAN HAPPEN, BUT
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  • SEE HOW THIS CAN HAPPEN, BUTTHE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD WILL
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD WILLSUPPLY ALL OF OUR NEEDS
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  • SUPPLY ALL OF OUR NEEDSACCORDING TO HIS RICHES."
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  • ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES."IT DOESN'T SAY, "ACCORDING TO
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  • IT DOESN'T SAY, "ACCORDING TOYOUR JOB, ACCORDING TO YOUR
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  • YOUR JOB, ACCORDING TO YOURTALENT, IF THE BOSS LIKES
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  • TALENT, IF THE BOSS LIKESYOU, IF THE ECONOMY'S UP, IF
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  • YOU, IF THE ECONOMY'S UP, IFYOU HAVE THE RIGHT FRIENDS."
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  • YOU HAVE THE RIGHT FRIENDS."IT'S NOT ACCORDING TO WHAT
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  • IT'S NOT ACCORDING TO WHATYOU HAVE.
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  • YOU HAVE.IT'S ACCORDING TO WHAT HE
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  • IT'S ACCORDING TO WHAT HEHAS, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS,
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  • HAS, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS,GOD OWNS IT ALL.
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  • GOD OWNS IT ALL.HE MAKES STREETS OUT OF GOLD,
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  • HE MAKES STREETS OUT OF GOLD,AND IF HE DOESN'T HAVE WHAT
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  • AND IF HE DOESN'T HAVE WHATYOU NEED, HE CAN CREATE IT.
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  • YOU NEED, HE CAN CREATE IT.HE SPEAKS AND WORLDS COME
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  • HE SPEAKS AND WORLDS COMEINTO EXISTENCE.
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  • INTO EXISTENCE.IN THE SCRIPTURE, A YOUNG
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  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, A YOUNGLADY NAMED RUTH WAS BARELY
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  • LADY NAMED RUTH WAS BARELYMAKING IT.
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  • MAKING IT.HER HUSBAND HAD DIED,
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  • HER HUSBAND HAD DIED,AND SHE WAS LIVING
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  • AND SHE WAS LIVINGWITH HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
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  • WITH HER MOTHER-IN-LAWIN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.
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  • IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY.SHE HAD NO INCOME,
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  • SHE HAD NO INCOME,NOBODY TO HELP THEM.
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  • NOBODY TO HELP THEM.ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES SAID
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  • ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES SAIDSHE WAS STUCK.
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  • SHE WAS STUCK.THIS WAS HER DESTINY, A LIFE
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  • THIS WAS HER DESTINY, A LIFEOF STRUGGLE AND LACK, BUT
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  • OF STRUGGLE AND LACK, BUTJUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T SEE
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  • JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T SEEA WAY DOESN'T MEAN
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  • A WAY DOESN'T MEANGOD DOESN'T HAVE A WAY.
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  • GOD DOESN'T HAVE A WAY.YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES MAY LOOK
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  • YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES MAY LOOKPERMANENT, BUT YOU CAN'T SEE
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  • PERMANENT, BUT YOU CAN'T SEEWHAT GOD IS DOING BEHIND
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  • WHAT GOD IS DOING BEHINDTHE SCENES.
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  • THE SCENES.HE'S ALREADY SPOKEN TO THE
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  • HE'S ALREADY SPOKEN TO THERIGHT PEOPLE TO HELP YOU.
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  • RIGHT PEOPLE TO HELP YOU.HE'S ALREADY LINED UP GOOD
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  • HE'S ALREADY LINED UP GOODBREAKS, PROMOTION THAT YOU
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  • BREAKS, PROMOTION THAT YOUDON'T SEE COMING.
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  • DON'T SEE COMING.IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN
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  • IT'S GOING TO HAPPENUNEXPECTEDLY, OUT OF THE
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  • UNEXPECTEDLY, OUT OF THEORDINARY.
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  • ORDINARY.YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO
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  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TOGO AFTER IT.
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  • GO AFTER IT.IT'S GOING TO COME AFTER YOU.
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  • IT'S GOING TO COME AFTER YOU.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "WHEN YOU
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "WHEN YOUKEEP GOD FIRST PLACE, HIS
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  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE, HISBLESSINGS WILL CHASE YOU
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  • BLESSINGS WILL CHASE YOUDOWN."
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  • DOWN."ONE TRANSLATION SAYS, "THEY
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  • ONE TRANSLATION SAYS, "THEYWILL CATCH YOU BY SURPRISE."
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  • WILL CATCH YOU BY SURPRISE."GOD IS GOING TO SURPRISE YOU.
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  • GOD IS GOING TO SURPRISE YOU.HE'S GOING TO OPEN DOORS
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  • HE'S GOING TO OPEN DOORSBIGGER THAN YOU'VE IMAGINED.
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  • BIGGER THAN YOU'VE IMAGINED.HE'S GOING TO BRING PEOPLE
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  • HE'S GOING TO BRING PEOPLETHAT WILL USE THEIR
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  • THAT WILL USE THEIRINFLUENCE, THEIR PLATFORM, TO
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  • INFLUENCE, THEIR PLATFORM, TOPUSH YOU FURTHER ALONG.
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  • PUSH YOU FURTHER ALONG.IT'S GOING TO BE UNCOMMON,
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  • IT'S GOING TO BE UNCOMMON,UNUSUAL.
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  • UNUSUAL.YOU'RE GOING TO KNOW IT WAS
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO KNOW IT WASTHE HAND OF GOD.
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  • THE HAND OF GOD.IT'S LIKE THIS BUILDING,
  • 00:05:31.721 --> 00:05:33.656
  • IT'S LIKE THIS BUILDING,THE FORMER COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:05:33.656 --> 00:05:34.724
  • THE FORMER COMPAQ CENTER.I NEVER DREAMED ONE DAY
  • 00:05:34.724 --> 00:05:36.225
  • I NEVER DREAMED ONE DAYWE'D OWN IT, NEVER DREAMED
  • 00:05:36.225 --> 00:05:37.927
  • WE'D OWN IT, NEVER DREAMEDWE'D BE HAVING CHURCH HERE.
  • 00:05:37.927 --> 00:05:38.995
  • WE'D BE HAVING CHURCH HERE.THIS IS ONE OF THOSE
  • 00:05:38.995 --> 00:05:40.430
  • THIS IS ONE OF THOSESURPRISES THAT CHASED US
  • 00:05:40.430 --> 00:05:41.798
  • SURPRISES THAT CHASED USDOWN.
  • 00:05:41.798 --> 00:05:42.799
  • DOWN.WE COULDN'T HAVE MADE THIS
  • 00:05:42.799 --> 00:05:44.400
  • WE COULDN'T HAVE MADE THISHAPPEN, OUR STRENGTH,
  • 00:05:44.400 --> 00:05:45.535
  • HAPPEN, OUR STRENGTH,OUR ABILITY.
  • 00:05:45.535 --> 00:05:47.737
  • OUR ABILITY.IT WAS THE GOODNESS OF GOD.
  • 00:05:47.737 --> 00:05:49.639
  • IT WAS THE GOODNESS OF GOD.GOD'S DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE IS
  • 00:05:49.639 --> 00:05:52.008
  • GOD'S DREAM FOR YOUR LIFE ISMUCH BIGGER THAN YOUR OWN.
  • 00:05:52.008 --> 00:05:53.743
  • MUCH BIGGER THAN YOUR OWN.WHAT GOD HAS IN YOUR FUTURE
  • 00:05:53.743 --> 00:05:56.179
  • WHAT GOD HAS IN YOUR FUTUREIS GOING TO BOGGLE YOUR MIND.
  • 00:05:56.179 --> 00:05:57.580
  • IS GOING TO BOGGLE YOUR MIND.THE PLACES HE'S GOING TO TAKE
  • 00:05:57.580 --> 00:05:59.248
  • THE PLACES HE'S GOING TO TAKEYOU, THE PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:05:59.248 --> 00:06:00.783
  • YOU, THE PEOPLE YOU'RE GOINGTO MEET, THE LEVELS YOU'RE
  • 00:06:00.783 --> 00:06:02.218
  • TO MEET, THE LEVELS YOU'REGOING TO REACH.
  • 00:06:02.218 --> 00:06:04.053
  • GOING TO REACH.PAUL SAID IN CORINTHIANS, "NO
  • 00:06:04.053 --> 00:06:06.389
  • PAUL SAID IN CORINTHIANS, "NOPERSON HAS SEEN, HEARD, OR
  • 00:06:06.389 --> 00:06:08.357
  • PERSON HAS SEEN, HEARD, ORIMAGINED WHAT GOD HAS IN
  • 00:06:08.357 --> 00:06:10.026
  • IMAGINED WHAT GOD HAS INSTORE FOR THOSE THAT LOVE THE
  • 00:06:10.026 --> 00:06:11.928
  • STORE FOR THOSE THAT LOVE THELORD," AND YOU MAY THINK
  • 00:06:11.928 --> 00:06:13.729
  • LORD," AND YOU MAY THINKYOU'VE REACHED YOUR LIMITS.
  • 00:06:13.729 --> 00:06:14.997
  • YOU'VE REACHED YOUR LIMITS.GOD IS SAYING, "YOU BETTER
  • 00:06:14.997 --> 00:06:16.232
  • GOD IS SAYING, "YOU BETTERTHINK AGAIN.
  • 00:06:16.232 --> 00:06:17.099
  • THINK AGAIN.YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING
  • 00:06:17.099 --> 00:06:18.134
  • YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHINGYET.
  • 00:06:18.134 --> 00:06:19.001
  • YET.I'M ABOUT TO BRING YOU INTO
  • 00:06:19.001 --> 00:06:21.304
  • I'M ABOUT TO BRING YOU INTOOVERFLOW, INTO ABUNDANCE,
  • 00:06:21.304 --> 00:06:23.339
  • OVERFLOW, INTO ABUNDANCE,INTO MORE THAN ENOUGH."
  • 00:06:23.339 --> 00:06:25.174
  • INTO MORE THAN ENOUGH."WHATEVER LEVEL YOU'RE AT, GET
  • 00:06:25.174 --> 00:06:27.043
  • WHATEVER LEVEL YOU'RE AT, GETREADY, ANOTHER LEVEL IS
  • 00:06:27.043 --> 00:06:28.211
  • READY, ANOTHER LEVEL ISCOMING.
  • 00:06:28.211 --> 00:06:29.245
  • COMING.WHAT YOU HAVEN'T SEEN
  • 00:06:29.245 --> 00:06:31.781
  • WHAT YOU HAVEN'T SEENOR IMAGINED IS ON THE WAY.
  • 00:06:31.781 --> 00:06:33.449
  • OR IMAGINED IS ON THE WAY.RUTH WOULD GO OUT INTO THE
  • 00:06:33.449 --> 00:06:35.485
  • RUTH WOULD GO OUT INTO THEFIELDS EVERY MORNING AND PICK
  • 00:06:35.485 --> 00:06:37.019
  • FIELDS EVERY MORNING AND PICKUP THE LEFTOVER WHEAT THAT
  • 00:06:37.019 --> 00:06:39.021
  • UP THE LEFTOVER WHEAT THATTHE WORKERS HAD MISSED.
  • 00:06:39.021 --> 00:06:40.356
  • THE WORKERS HAD MISSED.THEY WERE LIVING OFF OF
  • 00:06:40.356 --> 00:06:41.357
  • THEY WERE LIVING OFF OFLEFTOVERS.
  • 00:06:41.357 --> 00:06:42.358
  • LEFTOVERS.SHE AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
  • 00:06:42.358 --> 00:06:44.227
  • SHE AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAWWERE BARELY SURVIVING.
  • 00:06:44.227 --> 00:06:45.695
  • WERE BARELY SURVIVING.I'M SURE THEY WEREN'T
  • 00:06:45.695 --> 00:06:47.497
  • I'M SURE THEY WEREN'TTHINKING ABOUT ABUNDANCE.
  • 00:06:47.497 --> 00:06:48.264
  • THINKING ABOUT ABUNDANCE.NOTHING IN THEIR
  • 00:06:48.264 --> 00:06:49.999
  • NOTHING IN THEIRCIRCUMSTANCES SAID THEY WOULD
  • 00:06:49.999 --> 00:06:51.868
  • CIRCUMSTANCES SAID THEY WOULDEVER HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:06:51.868 --> 00:06:53.669
  • EVER HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH.IF RUTH HEARD THIS MESSAGE,
  • 00:06:53.669 --> 00:06:54.804
  • IF RUTH HEARD THIS MESSAGE,SHE'D SAY, "NOT ME, JOEL,
  • 00:06:54.804 --> 00:06:56.138
  • SHE'D SAY, "NOT ME, JOEL,IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:06:56.138 --> 00:06:56.806
  • IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.ALL THE ODDS ARE
  • 00:06:56.806 --> 00:06:57.874
  • ALL THE ODDS AREAGAINST ME."
  • 00:06:57.874 --> 00:06:59.075
  • AGAINST ME."BUT RUTH DIDN'T KNOW WHAT GOD
  • 00:06:59.075 --> 00:07:00.977
  • BUT RUTH DIDN'T KNOW WHAT GODWAS UP TO, AND YOUR
  • 00:07:00.977 --> 00:07:02.745
  • WAS UP TO, AND YOURCIRCUMSTANCES MAY BE AGAINST
  • 00:07:02.745 --> 00:07:04.914
  • CIRCUMSTANCES MAY BE AGAINSTYOU, BUT THE MOST HIGH GOD
  • 00:07:04.914 --> 00:07:06.349
  • YOU, BUT THE MOST HIGH GODIS FOR YOU.
  • 00:07:06.349 --> 00:07:08.417
  • IS FOR YOU.HE'S CALLED, "JEHOVAH-JIREH,
  • 00:07:08.417 --> 00:07:10.486
  • HE'S CALLED, "JEHOVAH-JIREH,THE LORD OUR PROVIDER."
  • 00:07:10.486 --> 00:07:12.021
  • THE LORD OUR PROVIDER."HE SAID, "YOU WILL LEND
  • 00:07:12.021 --> 00:07:13.656
  • HE SAID, "YOU WILL LENDAND NOT BORROW."
  • 00:07:13.656 --> 00:07:15.525
  • AND NOT BORROW."HE SAYS, "YOU ARE ABOVE AND
  • 00:07:15.525 --> 00:07:17.426
  • HE SAYS, "YOU ARE ABOVE ANDNOT BENEATH."
  • 00:07:17.426 --> 00:07:19.295
  • NOT BENEATH."YOU MAY NOT BE THERE YET, BUT
  • 00:07:19.295 --> 00:07:21.264
  • YOU MAY NOT BE THERE YET, BUTGOD IS NOT FINISHED.
  • 00:07:21.264 --> 00:07:22.532
  • GOD IS NOT FINISHED.HE'S WORKING BEHIND THE
  • 00:07:22.532 --> 00:07:23.666
  • HE'S WORKING BEHIND THESCENES.
  • 00:07:23.666 --> 00:07:25.201
  • SCENES.THINGS ARE HAPPENING THAT YOU
  • 00:07:25.201 --> 00:07:26.636
  • THINGS ARE HAPPENING THAT YOUCANNOT SEE.
  • 00:07:26.636 --> 00:07:28.137
  • CANNOT SEE.KEEP BEING FAITHFUL.
  • 00:07:28.137 --> 00:07:29.539
  • KEEP BEING FAITHFUL.KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING.
  • 00:07:29.539 --> 00:07:30.606
  • KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING.KEEP GOING TO WORK WITH A
  • 00:07:30.606 --> 00:07:32.475
  • KEEP GOING TO WORK WITH AGOOD ATTITUDE.
  • 00:07:32.475 --> 00:07:33.609
  • GOOD ATTITUDE."JOEL, NOBODY GIVES ME CREDIT
  • 00:07:33.609 --> 00:07:34.677
  • "JOEL, NOBODY GIVES ME CREDITAT THE OFFICE.
  • 00:07:34.677 --> 00:07:35.945
  • AT THE OFFICE.I'LL NEVER BE PROMOTED."
  • 00:07:35.945 --> 00:07:36.946
  • I'LL NEVER BE PROMOTED."YOU ARE NOT WORKING
  • 00:07:36.946 --> 00:07:37.880
  • YOU ARE NOT WORKINGUNTO PEOPLE.
  • 00:07:37.880 --> 00:07:40.182
  • UNTO PEOPLE.YOU ARE WORKING UNTO GOD.
  • 00:07:40.182 --> 00:07:42.151
  • YOU ARE WORKING UNTO GOD.YOUR JOB IS NOT YOUR SOURCE.
  • 00:07:42.151 --> 00:07:43.886
  • YOUR JOB IS NOT YOUR SOURCE.GOD IS YOUR SOURCE.
  • 00:07:43.886 --> 00:07:44.987
  • GOD IS YOUR SOURCE.I CAN ASSURE YOU,
  • 00:07:44.987 --> 00:07:47.156
  • I CAN ASSURE YOU,GOD IS KEEPING THE RECORDS.
  • 00:07:47.156 --> 00:07:49.058
  • GOD IS KEEPING THE RECORDS.YOUR TIME IS COMING.
  • 00:07:49.058 --> 00:07:50.593
  • YOUR TIME IS COMING.RUTH WAS FAITHFUL.
  • 00:07:50.593 --> 00:07:52.061
  • RUTH WAS FAITHFUL.SHE'D BEEN THROUGH LOSS, IN A
  • 00:07:52.061 --> 00:07:54.163
  • SHE'D BEEN THROUGH LOSS, IN AFOREIGN COUNTRY, NO INCOME,
  • 00:07:54.163 --> 00:07:55.765
  • FOREIGN COUNTRY, NO INCOME,YET YOU NEVER READ WHERE RUTH
  • 00:07:55.765 --> 00:07:57.333
  • YET YOU NEVER READ WHERE RUTHCOMPLAINED.
  • 00:07:57.333 --> 00:07:58.501
  • COMPLAINED.SHE DIDN'T GET BITTER.
  • 00:07:58.501 --> 00:08:00.336
  • SHE DIDN'T GET BITTER.SHE DIDN'T GIVE UP ON LIFE.
  • 00:08:00.336 --> 00:08:01.370
  • SHE DIDN'T GIVE UP ON LIFE.SHE KEPT DOING THE RIGHT
  • 00:08:01.370 --> 00:08:02.972
  • SHE KEPT DOING THE RIGHTTHING, BEING HER BEST, TAKING
  • 00:08:02.972 --> 00:08:04.874
  • THING, BEING HER BEST, TAKINGCARE OF HER MOTHER-IN-LAW,
  • 00:08:04.874 --> 00:08:05.942
  • CARE OF HER MOTHER-IN-LAW,GOING OUT EVERY DAY,
  • 00:08:05.942 --> 00:08:07.543
  • GOING OUT EVERY DAY,GATHERING UP THE FOOD.
  • 00:08:07.543 --> 00:08:08.411
  • GATHERING UP THE FOOD.SHE COULD'VE THOUGHT, "GOD,
  • 00:08:08.411 --> 00:08:10.680
  • SHE COULD'VE THOUGHT, "GOD,I'M MADE FOR MORE THAN THIS.
  • 00:08:10.680 --> 00:08:11.614
  • I'M MADE FOR MORE THAN THIS.I'M NOT GOING TO GO PICK UP
  • 00:08:11.614 --> 00:08:13.049
  • I'M NOT GOING TO GO PICK UPLEFTOVER WHEAT.
  • 00:08:13.049 --> 00:08:14.584
  • LEFTOVER WHEAT.THAT'S BENEATH ME.
  • 00:08:14.584 --> 00:08:16.586
  • THAT'S BENEATH ME.RUTH PASSED THE TEST
  • 00:08:16.586 --> 00:08:18.287
  • RUTH PASSED THE TESTIN THE SMALL THINGS.
  • 00:08:18.287 --> 00:08:19.889
  • IN THE SMALL THINGS.BEFORE GOD CAN TRUST YOU WITH
  • 00:08:19.889 --> 00:08:21.724
  • BEFORE GOD CAN TRUST YOU WITHMUCH, YOU HAVE TO PROVE TO
  • 00:08:21.724 --> 00:08:23.159
  • MUCH, YOU HAVE TO PROVE TOHIM YOU'LL BE FAITHFUL WITH
  • 00:08:23.159 --> 00:08:24.827
  • HIM YOU'LL BE FAITHFUL WITHLITTLE.
  • 00:08:24.827 --> 00:08:27.263
  • LITTLE.DON'T DISCOUNT WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:08:27.263 --> 00:08:28.464
  • DON'T DISCOUNT WHERE YOU ARE.IF YOU DON'T TAKE CARE OF
  • 00:08:28.464 --> 00:08:29.932
  • IF YOU DON'T TAKE CARE OFTHAT OLD CAR, WHY SHOULD GOD
  • 00:08:29.932 --> 00:08:32.101
  • THAT OLD CAR, WHY SHOULD GODBLESS YOU WITH A NEW ONE?
  • 00:08:32.101 --> 00:08:33.235
  • BLESS YOU WITH A NEW ONE?IF YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT THAT
  • 00:08:33.235 --> 00:08:34.604
  • IF YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT THATAPARTMENT, WHY SHOULD GOD
  • 00:08:34.604 --> 00:08:36.272
  • APARTMENT, WHY SHOULD GODBLESS YOU WITH A HOUSE?
  • 00:08:36.272 --> 00:08:37.373
  • BLESS YOU WITH A HOUSE?IF YOU'RE NOT FAITHFUL AT THE
  • 00:08:37.373 --> 00:08:38.808
  • IF YOU'RE NOT FAITHFUL AT THEJOB WHERE YOU ARE NOW, WHY
  • 00:08:38.808 --> 00:08:39.909
  • JOB WHERE YOU ARE NOW, WHYSHOULD GOD BLESS YOU WITH
  • 00:08:39.909 --> 00:08:41.210
  • SHOULD GOD BLESS YOU WITHYOUR OWN BUSINESS?
  • 00:08:41.210 --> 00:08:43.112
  • YOUR OWN BUSINESS?PASS THE SMALL TEST.
  • 00:08:43.112 --> 00:08:44.413
  • PASS THE SMALL TEST.ONE DAY, WHILE RUTH WAS OUT
  • 00:08:44.413 --> 00:08:46.082
  • ONE DAY, WHILE RUTH WAS OUTWORKING IN THE FIELDS, GOD
  • 00:08:46.082 --> 00:08:48.217
  • WORKING IN THE FIELDS, GODSPOKE TO BOAZ, THE OWNER OF
  • 00:08:48.217 --> 00:08:50.019
  • SPOKE TO BOAZ, THE OWNER OFTHOSE FIELDS, AND TOLD HIM TO
  • 00:08:50.019 --> 00:08:51.854
  • THOSE FIELDS, AND TOLD HIM TOBE GOOD TO RUTH.
  • 00:08:51.854 --> 00:08:53.422
  • BE GOOD TO RUTH.HE HAD HIS WORKERS LEAVE
  • 00:08:53.422 --> 00:08:55.057
  • HE HAD HIS WORKERS LEAVEWHEAT ON THE GROUND ON
  • 00:08:55.057 --> 00:08:56.826
  • WHEAT ON THE GROUND ONPURPOSE FOR RUTH.
  • 00:08:56.826 --> 00:08:57.893
  • PURPOSE FOR RUTH.NOW, WHEN SHE WENT OUT,
  • 00:08:57.893 --> 00:08:59.629
  • NOW, WHEN SHE WENT OUT,SHE HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:08:59.629 --> 00:09:00.496
  • SHE HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH.SHE GATHERED IT
  • 00:09:00.496 --> 00:09:02.431
  • SHE GATHERED ITIN A FRACTION OF THE TIME.
  • 00:09:02.431 --> 00:09:03.599
  • IN A FRACTION OF THE TIME.WHEN SHE WENT HOME, I CAN
  • 00:09:03.599 --> 00:09:05.167
  • WHEN SHE WENT HOME, I CANIMAGINE, HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
  • 00:09:05.167 --> 00:09:06.569
  • IMAGINE, HER MOTHER-IN-LAWSAID, "RUTH, WHAT IN
  • 00:09:06.569 --> 00:09:07.670
  • SAID, "RUTH, WHAT INTHE WORLD HAPPENED?
  • 00:09:07.670 --> 00:09:09.071
  • THE WORLD HAPPENED?DID YOU WIN THE LOTTERY?
  • 00:09:09.071 --> 00:09:10.473
  • DID YOU WIN THE LOTTERY?HOW DID YOU GET SO MUCH WHEAT
  • 00:09:10.473 --> 00:09:12.208
  • HOW DID YOU GET SO MUCH WHEATIN SO LITTLE TIME?"
  • 00:09:12.208 --> 00:09:13.876
  • IN SO LITTLE TIME?"RUTH HAD NO EXPLANATION.
  • 00:09:13.876 --> 00:09:15.044
  • RUTH HAD NO EXPLANATION.SHE SAID, "I DON'T KNOW HOW
  • 00:09:15.044 --> 00:09:15.945
  • SHE SAID, "I DON'T KNOW HOWIT HAPPENED.
  • 00:09:15.945 --> 00:09:17.113
  • IT HAPPENED.FOR SOME REASON, THESE
  • 00:09:17.113 --> 00:09:18.147
  • FOR SOME REASON, THESEWORKERS LEFT
  • 00:09:18.147 --> 00:09:20.049
  • WORKERS LEFTALL THIS EXTRA WHEAT."
  • 00:09:20.049 --> 00:09:21.150
  • ALL THIS EXTRA WHEAT."THAT WAS GOD SAYING,
  • 00:09:21.150 --> 00:09:22.618
  • THAT WAS GOD SAYING,"SURPRISE.
  • 00:09:22.618 --> 00:09:23.753
  • "SURPRISE.HERE'S A BLESSING YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:09:23.753 --> 00:09:25.254
  • HERE'S A BLESSING YOU'RE NOTGOING TO HAVE TO WORK FOR.
  • 00:09:25.254 --> 00:09:26.789
  • GOING TO HAVE TO WORK FOR.IT'S GOING TO COME TO YOU.
  • 00:09:26.789 --> 00:09:28.157
  • IT'S GOING TO COME TO YOU.YOU JUST SHOW UP, AND IT'LL
  • 00:09:28.157 --> 00:09:30.059
  • YOU JUST SHOW UP, AND IT'LLBE WAITING FOR YOU.
  • 00:09:30.059 --> 00:09:31.127
  • BE WAITING FOR YOU.GOD HAS SOME OF THESE
  • 00:09:31.127 --> 00:09:33.396
  • GOD HAS SOME OF THESEBLESSINGS IN STORE FOR YOU.
  • 00:09:33.396 --> 00:09:34.597
  • BLESSINGS IN STORE FOR YOU.YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO
  • 00:09:34.597 --> 00:09:35.798
  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TOMAKE IT HAPPEN.
  • 00:09:35.798 --> 00:09:37.600
  • MAKE IT HAPPEN.YOU JUST KEEP BEING FAITHFUL,
  • 00:09:37.600 --> 00:09:39.101
  • YOU JUST KEEP BEING FAITHFUL,KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING,
  • 00:09:39.101 --> 00:09:40.436
  • KEEP DOING THE RIGHT THING,AND SUDDENLY, THERE'S MORE
  • 00:09:40.436 --> 00:09:41.771
  • AND SUDDENLY, THERE'S MORETHAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:09:41.771 --> 00:09:43.439
  • THAN ENOUGH.SUDDENLY, THE COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:09:43.439 --> 00:09:44.440
  • SUDDENLY, THE COMPAQ CENTER.SUDDENLY, OWNERSHIP
  • 00:09:44.440 --> 00:09:45.508
  • SUDDENLY, OWNERSHIPIN A COMPANY.
  • 00:09:45.508 --> 00:09:46.776
  • IN A COMPANY.SUDDENLY, THE HOUSE FALLS
  • 00:09:46.776 --> 00:09:48.010
  • SUDDENLY, THE HOUSE FALLSINTO YOUR HANDS.
  • 00:09:48.010 --> 00:09:49.912
  • INTO YOUR HANDS.YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.
  • 00:09:49.912 --> 00:09:50.746
  • YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.YOU DIDN'T SEE IT COMING.
  • 00:09:50.746 --> 00:09:51.614
  • YOU DIDN'T SEE IT COMING.WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:09:51.614 --> 00:09:53.349
  • WHAT HAPPENED?GOD SURPRISED YOU.
  • 00:09:53.349 --> 00:09:54.650
  • GOD SURPRISED YOU.ONE OF HIS BLESSINGS CHASED
  • 00:09:54.650 --> 00:09:56.185
  • ONE OF HIS BLESSINGS CHASEDYOU DOWN, AND WHAT'S
  • 00:09:56.185 --> 00:09:57.987
  • YOU DOWN, AND WHAT'SINTERESTING IS, GOD SPOKE TO
  • 00:09:57.987 --> 00:10:00.256
  • INTERESTING IS, GOD SPOKE TOBOAZ TO BE GOOD TO RUTH, BUT
  • 00:10:00.256 --> 00:10:02.391
  • BOAZ TO BE GOOD TO RUTH, BUTRUTH DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT.
  • 00:10:02.391 --> 00:10:03.659
  • RUTH DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT.GOD DIDN'T TELL HER, "I'M
  • 00:10:03.659 --> 00:10:04.694
  • GOD DIDN'T TELL HER, "I'MGOING TO SPEAK TO THIS MAN
  • 00:10:04.694 --> 00:10:05.161
  • GOING TO SPEAK TO THIS MANAND HE'S GOING
  • 00:10:05.161 --> 00:10:06.095
  • AND HE'S GOINGTO BLESS YOU."
  • 00:10:06.095 --> 00:10:08.397
  • TO BLESS YOU."ALL RUTH KNEW WAS, SUDDENLY,
  • 00:10:08.397 --> 00:10:10.066
  • ALL RUTH KNEW WAS, SUDDENLY,HER LIFE BECAME MUCH EASIER.
  • 00:10:10.066 --> 00:10:10.900
  • HER LIFE BECAME MUCH EASIER.SUDDENLY, THERE WAS
  • 00:10:10.900 --> 00:10:12.134
  • SUDDENLY, THERE WASAN ABUNDANCE OF WHEAT
  • 00:10:12.134 --> 00:10:13.536
  • AN ABUNDANCE OF WHEATON THE GROUND.
  • 00:10:13.536 --> 00:10:15.337
  • ON THE GROUND.YOU DON'T KNOW WHO GOD HAS
  • 00:10:15.337 --> 00:10:17.673
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHO GOD HASALREADY SPOKEN TO ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:10:17.673 --> 00:10:19.208
  • ALREADY SPOKEN TO ABOUT YOU.THERE ARE PEOPLE GOD HAS
  • 00:10:19.208 --> 00:10:21.110
  • THERE ARE PEOPLE GOD HASALREADY LINED UP TO LEAVE
  • 00:10:21.110 --> 00:10:23.245
  • ALREADY LINED UP TO LEAVEWHEAT ON THE GROUND FOR YOU,
  • 00:10:23.245 --> 00:10:24.714
  • WHEAT ON THE GROUND FOR YOU,PEOPLE THAT WILL CAUSE THINGS
  • 00:10:24.714 --> 00:10:26.015
  • PEOPLE THAT WILL CAUSE THINGSTO HAPPEN THAT YOU HAD
  • 00:10:26.015 --> 00:10:27.383
  • TO HAPPEN THAT YOU HADNOTHING TO DO WITH,
  • 00:10:27.383 --> 00:10:28.451
  • NOTHING TO DO WITH,BUT SUDDENLY,
  • 00:10:28.451 --> 00:10:29.952
  • BUT SUDDENLY,YOU'LL GO TO A NEW LEVEL.
  • 00:10:29.952 --> 00:10:30.720
  • YOU'LL GO TO A NEW LEVEL.SUDDENLY, YOU'LL COME
  • 00:10:30.720 --> 00:10:32.955
  • SUDDENLY, YOU'LL COMEINTO MORE THAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:10:32.955 --> 00:10:34.724
  • INTO MORE THAN ENOUGH.YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.
  • 00:10:34.724 --> 00:10:36.358
  • YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT.YOU CAN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR IT.
  • 00:10:36.358 --> 00:10:37.293
  • YOU CAN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR IT.THERE WAS NOTHING IN YOUR
  • 00:10:37.293 --> 00:10:38.327
  • THERE WAS NOTHING IN YOURCIRCUMSTANCES THAT SAID IT
  • 00:10:38.327 --> 00:10:39.662
  • CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SAID ITWAS GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:10:39.662 --> 00:10:41.997
  • WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.THAT WAS GOD SIMPLY TAKING
  • 00:10:41.997 --> 00:10:44.233
  • THAT WAS GOD SIMPLY TAKINGPLEASURE IN PROSPERING YOU,
  • 00:10:44.233 --> 00:10:46.335
  • PLEASURE IN PROSPERING YOU,GOD SHOWING HIS FAVOR ON YOU,
  • 00:10:46.335 --> 00:10:47.870
  • GOD SHOWING HIS FAVOR ON YOU,CAUSING YOU TO STAND OUT, AND
  • 00:10:47.870 --> 00:10:49.605
  • CAUSING YOU TO STAND OUT, ANDTHE STORY COULD END HERE, AND
  • 00:10:49.605 --> 00:10:51.474
  • THE STORY COULD END HERE, ANDIT WOULD BE A HAPPY ENDING.
  • 00:10:51.474 --> 00:10:52.808
  • IT WOULD BE A HAPPY ENDING.RUTH AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAW
  • 00:10:52.808 --> 00:10:54.677
  • RUTH AND HER MOTHER-IN-LAWHAD PLENTY, BUT GOD LIKES TO
  • 00:10:54.677 --> 00:10:57.546
  • HAD PLENTY, BUT GOD LIKES TOEXCEED OUR EXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:10:57.546 --> 00:11:00.349
  • EXCEED OUR EXPECTATIONS.BOAZ FELL IN LOVE WITH RUTH.
  • 00:11:00.349 --> 00:11:01.217
  • BOAZ FELL IN LOVE WITH RUTH.THEY ENDED UP GETTING
  • 00:11:01.217 --> 00:11:02.318
  • THEY ENDED UP GETTINGMARRIED.
  • 00:11:02.318 --> 00:11:03.486
  • MARRIED.NOW, INSTEAD OF WORKING IN
  • 00:11:03.486 --> 00:11:05.287
  • NOW, INSTEAD OF WORKING INTHOSE FIELDS, RUTH OWNED THE
  • 00:11:05.287 --> 00:11:06.622
  • THOSE FIELDS, RUTH OWNED THEFIELDS.
  • 00:11:06.622 --> 00:11:08.057
  • FIELDS.SHE NEVER HAD TO GO OUT AND
  • 00:11:08.057 --> 00:11:09.291
  • SHE NEVER HAD TO GO OUT ANDPICK UP WHEAT LIKE THAT
  • 00:11:09.291 --> 00:11:10.693
  • PICK UP WHEAT LIKE THATAGAIN.
  • 00:11:10.693 --> 00:11:12.561
  • AGAIN.SHE CAME INTO A NEW LEVEL,
  • 00:11:12.561 --> 00:11:14.196
  • SHE CAME INTO A NEW LEVEL,ABUNDANCE, OVERFLOW.
  • 00:11:14.196 --> 00:11:15.731
  • ABUNDANCE, OVERFLOW.THOSE WORKERS SHE USED TO
  • 00:11:15.731 --> 00:11:16.966
  • THOSE WORKERS SHE USED TOFOLLOW BEHIND.
  • 00:11:16.966 --> 00:11:18.801
  • FOLLOW BEHIND.NOW, THEY ALL WORK FOR HERE.
  • 00:11:18.801 --> 00:11:20.402
  • NOW, THEY ALL WORK FOR HERE.SHE WENT FROM THE TAIL TO THE
  • 00:11:20.402 --> 00:11:21.937
  • SHE WENT FROM THE TAIL TO THEHEAD, FROM BORROWING TO
  • 00:11:21.937 --> 00:11:23.839
  • HEAD, FROM BORROWING TOLENDING, FROM BEING IN LACK
  • 00:11:23.839 --> 00:11:26.175
  • LENDING, FROM BEING IN LACKTO HAVING MORE THAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:11:26.175 --> 00:11:27.676
  • TO HAVING MORE THAN ENOUGH.IF RUTH WERE HERE TODAY,
  • 00:11:27.676 --> 00:11:28.677
  • IF RUTH WERE HERE TODAY,SHE WOULD TELL YOU,
  • 00:11:28.677 --> 00:11:30.312
  • SHE WOULD TELL YOU,"IT MAY LOOK IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:11:30.312 --> 00:11:31.947
  • "IT MAY LOOK IMPOSSIBLE.THE ODDS MAY BE AGAINST YOU,
  • 00:11:31.947 --> 00:11:33.415
  • THE ODDS MAY BE AGAINST YOU,BUT STAY IN FAITH.
  • 00:11:33.415 --> 00:11:35.050
  • BUT STAY IN FAITH.YOU DON'T KNOW WHO GOD IS
  • 00:11:35.050 --> 00:11:36.952
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHO GOD ISWHISPERING TO RIGHT NOW
  • 00:11:36.952 --> 00:11:38.020
  • WHISPERING TO RIGHT NOWABOUT YOU.
  • 00:11:38.020 --> 00:11:39.321
  • ABOUT YOU.YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'S GOING
  • 00:11:39.321 --> 00:11:40.422
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'S GOINGTO OPEN A DOOR FOR
  • 00:11:40.422 --> 00:11:42.291
  • TO OPEN A DOOR FORYOU FOR NO REASON.
  • 00:11:42.291 --> 00:11:42.992
  • YOU FOR NO REASON.YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'S
  • 00:11:42.992 --> 00:11:44.426
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHO'SABOUT TO SHOW YOU FAVOR
  • 00:11:44.426 --> 00:11:46.428
  • ABOUT TO SHOW YOU FAVORTHAT YOU DIDN'T SEE COMING.
  • 00:11:46.428 --> 00:11:48.764
  • THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE COMING.BUT SOMETIMES RELIGION TRIES
  • 00:11:48.764 --> 00:11:50.166
  • BUT SOMETIMES RELIGION TRIESTO MAKE US FEEL LIKE WE'RE
  • 00:11:50.166 --> 00:11:51.634
  • TO MAKE US FEEL LIKE WE'RENOT SUPPOSED TO BE BLESSED.
  • 00:11:51.634 --> 00:11:52.501
  • NOT SUPPOSED TO BE BLESSED.WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE
  • 00:11:52.501 --> 00:11:54.036
  • WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVERESOURCES.
  • 00:11:54.036 --> 00:11:55.504
  • RESOURCES.BUT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THAT
  • 00:11:55.504 --> 00:11:57.640
  • BUT THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THATJOB WAS THE WEALTHIEST MAN IN
  • 00:11:57.640 --> 00:11:58.908
  • JOB WAS THE WEALTHIEST MAN INTHE EAST.
  • 00:11:58.908 --> 00:11:59.975
  • THE EAST.HE WAS VERY BLESSED WITH
  • 00:11:59.975 --> 00:12:01.710
  • HE WAS VERY BLESSED WITHRESOURCES, LIVESTOCK,
  • 00:12:01.710 --> 00:12:03.579
  • RESOURCES, LIVESTOCK,A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.
  • 00:12:03.579 --> 00:12:05.548
  • A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.GOD SAID ABOUT JOB, "THERE
  • 00:12:05.548 --> 00:12:08.350
  • GOD SAID ABOUT JOB, "THEREWAS NO BETTER MAN THAN HIM."
  • 00:12:08.350 --> 00:12:09.919
  • WAS NO BETTER MAN THAN HIM."DAVID LEFT AN INHERITANCE TO
  • 00:12:09.919 --> 00:12:11.720
  • DAVID LEFT AN INHERITANCE TOHIS SON SOLOMON TO BUILD THE
  • 00:12:11.720 --> 00:12:13.522
  • HIS SON SOLOMON TO BUILD THETEMPLE THAT SOME SCHOLARS SAY
  • 00:12:13.522 --> 00:12:15.257
  • TEMPLE THAT SOME SCHOLARS SAYWOULD BE OVER A BILLION
  • 00:12:15.257 --> 00:12:17.026
  • WOULD BE OVER A BILLIONDOLLARS TODAY.
  • 00:12:17.026 --> 00:12:17.960
  • DOLLARS TODAY.DAVID'S CALLED, "A MAN AFTER
  • 00:12:17.960 --> 00:12:19.662
  • DAVID'S CALLED, "A MAN AFTERGOD'S OWN HEART."
  • 00:12:19.662 --> 00:12:20.930
  • GOD'S OWN HEART."ABRAHAM IS THE FATHER OF OUR
  • 00:12:20.930 --> 00:12:22.431
  • ABRAHAM IS THE FATHER OF OURFAITH.
  • 00:12:22.431 --> 00:12:23.332
  • FAITH.HE'S THE ONE GOD CHOSE TO
  • 00:12:23.332 --> 00:12:25.067
  • HE'S THE ONE GOD CHOSE TOSTART THE NEW COVENANT.
  • 00:12:25.067 --> 00:12:27.303
  • START THE NEW COVENANT.HE TOO WAS VERY WEALTHY IN
  • 00:12:27.303 --> 00:12:29.205
  • HE TOO WAS VERY WEALTHY INCATTLE, SHEEP, GOLD, SILVER.
  • 00:12:29.205 --> 00:12:30.573
  • CATTLE, SHEEP, GOLD, SILVER.WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:12:30.573 --> 00:12:32.541
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?GOD HAS NO PROBLEM WITH YOU
  • 00:12:32.541 --> 00:12:34.343
  • GOD HAS NO PROBLEM WITH YOUHAVING MONEY, AS LONG AS
  • 00:12:34.343 --> 00:12:36.612
  • MONEY SHOULD NOT BE OUR GOAL.
  • 00:12:38.981 --> 00:12:40.783
  • MONEY SHOULD NOT BE OUR GOAL.FULFILLING OUR DESTINY
  • 00:12:40.783 --> 00:12:42.218
  • FULFILLING OUR DESTINYSHOULD BE OUR GOAL.
  • 00:12:42.218 --> 00:12:44.186
  • SHOULD BE OUR GOAL.MONEY IS SIMPLY A TOOL.
  • 00:12:44.186 --> 00:12:45.387
  • MONEY IS SIMPLY A TOOL.MONEY CAN SEND YOUR CHILDREN
  • 00:12:45.387 --> 00:12:46.589
  • MONEY CAN SEND YOUR CHILDRENTO COLLEGE.
  • 00:12:46.589 --> 00:12:47.256
  • TO COLLEGE.MONEY COULD HELP YOU
  • 00:12:47.256 --> 00:12:48.557
  • MONEY COULD HELP YOUACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:12:48.557 --> 00:12:49.692
  • ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.MONEY CAN RENOVATE A COMPAQ
  • 00:12:49.692 --> 00:12:50.693
  • MONEY CAN RENOVATE A COMPAQCENTER.
  • 00:12:50.693 --> 00:12:52.528
  • MONEY IS NOT A PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:54.196 --> 00:12:55.898
  • MONEY IS NOT A PROBLEM.IT'S THE LOVE OF MONEY
  • 00:12:55.898 --> 00:12:57.366
  • IT'S THE LOVE OF MONEYTHAT'S THE PROBLEM.
  • 00:12:57.366 --> 00:12:59.168
  • THAT'S THE PROBLEM.IF YOU MAKE MONEY YOUR GOAL
  • 00:12:59.168 --> 00:13:00.502
  • IF YOU MAKE MONEY YOUR GOALAND YOU ONLY FOCUS ON
  • 00:13:00.502 --> 00:13:02.371
  • AND YOU ONLY FOCUS ONYOURSELF, AND LIVE TO SHOW
  • 00:13:02.371 --> 00:13:04.073
  • YOURSELF, AND LIVE TO SHOWOFF WHAT YOU HAVE, LIFE IS
  • 00:13:04.073 --> 00:13:05.107
  • OFF WHAT YOU HAVE, LIFE ISNOT GOING TO BE VERY
  • 00:13:05.107 --> 00:13:06.475
  • NOT GOING TO BE VERYFULFILLING.
  • 00:13:06.475 --> 00:13:07.610
  • FULFILLING.THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT
  • 00:13:07.610 --> 00:13:09.011
  • THERE ARE SOME THINGS THATMONEY CAN'T BUY.
  • 00:13:09.011 --> 00:13:10.446
  • MONEY CAN'T BUY.MONEY CAN'T BUY PEACE.
  • 00:13:10.446 --> 00:13:11.180
  • MONEY CAN'T BUY PEACE.MONEY CAN'T BUY GOOD
  • 00:13:11.180 --> 00:13:12.481
  • MONEY CAN'T BUY GOODRELATIONSHIPS.
  • 00:13:12.481 --> 00:13:14.216
  • RELATIONSHIPS.MONEY CAN'T BUY HEALTH.
  • 00:13:14.216 --> 00:13:15.417
  • MONEY CAN'T BUY HEALTH.I KNOW SOME VERY WEALTHY
  • 00:13:15.417 --> 00:13:17.319
  • I KNOW SOME VERY WEALTHYPEOPLE THAT ARE NOT WELL.
  • 00:13:17.319 --> 00:13:19.088
  • PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT WELL.MONEY SHOULDN'T BE OUR FOCUS,
  • 00:13:19.088 --> 00:13:20.522
  • MONEY SHOULDN'T BE OUR FOCUS,BUT THE FACT IS, IT TAKES
  • 00:13:20.522 --> 00:13:23.025
  • BUT THE FACT IS, IT TAKESMONEY TO FULFILL DREAMS.
  • 00:13:23.025 --> 00:13:24.460
  • MONEY TO FULFILL DREAMS.NOW, DON'T LET A RELIGIOUS
  • 00:13:24.460 --> 00:13:26.262
  • NOW, DON'T LET A RELIGIOUSSPIRIT CONVINCE YOU THAT
  • 00:13:26.262 --> 00:13:27.630
  • SPIRIT CONVINCE YOU THATYOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE
  • 00:13:27.630 --> 00:13:28.697
  • YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVEANYTHING.
  • 00:13:28.697 --> 00:13:30.266
  • ANYTHING.CONSTANTLY STRUGGLING, BEING
  • 00:13:30.266 --> 00:13:32.134
  • CONSTANTLY STRUGGLING, BEINGOVERWHELMED BY DEBT, NOT ABLE
  • 00:13:32.134 --> 00:13:33.903
  • OVERWHELMED BY DEBT, NOT ABLETO PAY YOUR BILLS IS NOT
  • 00:13:33.903 --> 00:13:35.938
  • TO PAY YOUR BILLS IS NOTGOD'S BEST.
  • 00:13:35.938 --> 00:13:37.606
  • GOD'S BEST.JESUS DID NOT COME AND GIVE
  • 00:13:37.606 --> 00:13:39.241
  • JESUS DID NOT COME AND GIVEHIS LIFE SO THAT WE COULD
  • 00:13:39.241 --> 00:13:41.110
  • HIS LIFE SO THAT WE COULDBARELY GET BY AND LIVE OFF OF
  • 00:13:41.110 --> 00:13:42.344
  • BARELY GET BY AND LIVE OFF OFLEFTOVERS.
  • 00:13:42.344 --> 00:13:43.846
  • LEFTOVERS.HE CAME THAT WE MIGHT LIVE AN
  • 00:13:43.846 --> 00:13:45.814
  • "ABUNDANT" MEANS "PLENTY,"
  • 00:13:48.984 --> 00:13:50.519
  • "ABUNDANT" MEANS "PLENTY,"PLENTY OF JOY, PLENTY OF GOOD
  • 00:13:50.519 --> 00:13:52.888
  • PLENTY OF JOY, PLENTY OF GOODHEALTH, PLENTY OF STRENGTH,
  • 00:13:52.888 --> 00:13:54.056
  • HEALTH, PLENTY OF STRENGTH,PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES,
  • 00:13:54.056 --> 00:13:55.157
  • PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES,PLENTY OF CREATIVITY,
  • 00:13:55.157 --> 00:13:56.525
  • PLENTY OF CREATIVITY,PLENTY OF COURAGE.
  • 00:13:56.525 --> 00:13:57.660
  • PLENTY OF COURAGE.GOD WANTS YOU TO BE SO
  • 00:13:57.660 --> 00:13:59.228
  • GOD WANTS YOU TO BE SOBLESSED THAT YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:13:59.228 --> 00:14:00.796
  • BLESSED THAT YOU HAVE TOCHOOSE WHICH OPPORTUNITIES
  • 00:14:00.796 --> 00:14:01.997
  • CHOOSE WHICH OPPORTUNITIESYOU TAKE.
  • 00:14:01.997 --> 00:14:02.965
  • YOU TAKE.YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE WHICH
  • 00:14:02.965 --> 00:14:05.134
  • YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE WHICHCONTRACTS YOU ACCEPT.
  • 00:14:05.134 --> 00:14:06.435
  • CONTRACTS YOU ACCEPT.DAVID SAID, "MY CUP RUNS
  • 00:14:06.435 --> 00:14:07.803
  • DAVID SAID, "MY CUP RUNSOVER."
  • 00:14:07.803 --> 00:14:09.171
  • OVER.""RUNNING OVER" MEANS YOU HAVE
  • 00:14:09.171 --> 00:14:10.406
  • "RUNNING OVER" MEANS YOU HAVESO MUCH, YOU CAN'T CONTAIN IT
  • 00:14:10.406 --> 00:14:11.707
  • SO MUCH, YOU CAN'T CONTAIN ITALL.
  • 00:14:11.707 --> 00:14:12.808
  • ALL.I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE THAT
  • 00:14:12.808 --> 00:14:15.144
  • I WOULD LOVE TO TAKE THATCONTRACT, BUT I'M SO FULL,
  • 00:14:15.144 --> 00:14:16.745
  • CONTRACT, BUT I'M SO FULL,I'M SO BLESSED, I'LL HAVE TO
  • 00:14:16.745 --> 00:14:18.080
  • I'M SO BLESSED, I'LL HAVE TOPASS SO I CAN TAKE THIS
  • 00:14:18.080 --> 00:14:20.249
  • PASS SO I CAN TAKE THISBETTER OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:14:20.249 --> 00:14:21.116
  • BETTER OPPORTUNITY."WELL, JOEL, THIS SOUNDS
  • 00:14:21.116 --> 00:14:22.718
  • "WELL, JOEL, THIS SOUNDSGOOD, BUT I DON'T SEE HOW IT
  • 00:14:22.718 --> 00:14:24.353
  • GOOD, BUT I DON'T SEE HOW ITCAN HAPPEN FOR ME.
  • 00:14:24.353 --> 00:14:25.754
  • CAN HAPPEN FOR ME.IT SEEMS FAR OUT."
  • 00:14:25.754 --> 00:14:27.256
  • IT SEEMS FAR OUT."CAN I TELL YOU, WE SERVE A
  • 00:14:27.256 --> 00:14:30.326
  • CAN I TELL YOU, WE SERVE AFAR-OUT GOD, AN EXCEEDING,
  • 00:14:30.326 --> 00:14:31.994
  • FAR-OUT GOD, AN EXCEEDING,ABUNDANTLY, ABOVE-AND-BEYOND
  • 00:14:31.994 --> 00:14:33.562
  • ABUNDANTLY, ABOVE-AND-BEYONDGOD?
  • 00:14:33.562 --> 00:14:34.930
  • GOD?THAT'S WHY HE HAS YOU HEARING
  • 00:14:34.930 --> 00:14:35.898
  • THAT'S WHY HE HAS YOU HEARINGTHIS.
  • 00:14:35.898 --> 00:14:36.632
  • THIS.HE WANTS YOU TO GET RID OF
  • 00:14:36.632 --> 00:14:38.300
  • HE WANTS YOU TO GET RID OFTHAT SCARCITY MENTALITY AND
  • 00:14:38.300 --> 00:14:39.635
  • THAT SCARCITY MENTALITY ANDSTART HAVING AN ABUNDANT
  • 00:14:39.635 --> 00:14:41.070
  • START HAVING AN ABUNDANTMENTALITY.
  • 00:14:41.070 --> 00:14:42.137
  • MENTALITY.A COUPLE OF YEARS AFTER
  • 00:14:42.137 --> 00:14:44.039
  • A COUPLE OF YEARS AFTERVICTORIA AND I WERE MARRIED,
  • 00:14:44.039 --> 00:14:45.674
  • VICTORIA AND I WERE MARRIED,ONE EVENING, WE WERE WALKING
  • 00:14:45.674 --> 00:14:47.309
  • ONE EVENING, WE WERE WALKINGTHROUGH A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD
  • 00:14:47.309 --> 00:14:48.477
  • THROUGH A NICE NEIGHBORHOODNOT TOO FAR FROM
  • 00:14:48.477 --> 00:14:49.778
  • NOT TOO FAR FROMOUR TOWNHOUSE.
  • 00:14:49.778 --> 00:14:50.946
  • OUR TOWNHOUSE.THERE WAS A BIG TWO-STORY
  • 00:14:50.946 --> 00:14:52.448
  • THERE WAS A BIG TWO-STORYHOUSE BEING BUILT.
  • 00:14:52.448 --> 00:14:53.816
  • HOUSE BEING BUILT.IT WAS ALMOST FINISHED.
  • 00:14:53.816 --> 00:14:54.917
  • IT WAS ALMOST FINISHED.NOBODY WAS THERE.
  • 00:14:54.917 --> 00:14:56.552
  • NOBODY WAS THERE.SO WE WENT IN TO LOOK AROUND.
  • 00:14:56.552 --> 00:14:58.921
  • SO WE WENT IN TO LOOK AROUND.IT HAD BIG WINDOWS,
  • 00:14:58.921 --> 00:15:00.756
  • IT HAD BIG WINDOWS,A SPACIOUS ENTRYWAY WITH
  • 00:15:00.756 --> 00:15:02.424
  • A SPACIOUS ENTRYWAY WITHA CURVED STAIRCASE, VAULTED
  • 00:15:02.424 --> 00:15:05.127
  • A CURVED STAIRCASE, VAULTEDCEILINGS, GREAT BACKYARD.
  • 00:15:05.127 --> 00:15:07.129
  • CEILINGS, GREAT BACKYARD.IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL, AND AS
  • 00:15:07.129 --> 00:15:08.731
  • IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL, AND ASWE WERE WALKING OUT, VICTORIA
  • 00:15:08.731 --> 00:15:10.366
  • WE WERE WALKING OUT, VICTORIASAID, "JOEL, ONE DAY, WE'RE
  • 00:15:10.366 --> 00:15:11.734
  • SAID, "JOEL, ONE DAY, WE'REGOING TO LIVE IN A HOUSE JUST
  • 00:15:11.734 --> 00:15:13.435
  • GOING TO LIVE IN A HOUSE JUSTLIKE THIS ONE."
  • 00:15:13.435 --> 00:15:14.570
  • LIKE THIS ONE."SHE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE SAID,
  • 00:15:14.570 --> 00:15:15.671
  • SHE MIGHT AS WELL HAVE SAID,"ONE DAY, WE'RE GOING TO GO
  • 00:15:15.671 --> 00:15:16.772
  • "ONE DAY, WE'RE GOING TO GOTO THE MOON."
  • 00:15:16.772 --> 00:15:18.073
  • TO THE MOON."THAT WAS SO FAR BEYOND
  • 00:15:18.073 --> 00:15:20.242
  • THAT WAS SO FAR BEYONDANYTHING I COULD IMAGINE, AND
  • 00:15:20.242 --> 00:15:21.710
  • ANYTHING I COULD IMAGINE, ANDBEING THE GREAT MAN OF FAITH
  • 00:15:21.710 --> 00:15:23.545
  • BEING THE GREAT MAN OF FAITHTHAT I AM, I WENT ON TO TELL
  • 00:15:23.545 --> 00:15:25.047
  • THAT I AM, I WENT ON TO TELLHER ALL THE REASONS WHY IT
  • 00:15:25.047 --> 00:15:27.149
  • HER ALL THE REASONS WHY ITWASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:15:27.149 --> 00:15:27.916
  • WASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN.I SAID, "VICTORIA,
  • 00:15:27.916 --> 00:15:28.984
  • I SAID, "VICTORIA,ARE YOU KIDDING?
  • 00:15:28.984 --> 00:15:30.853
  • ARE YOU KIDDING?I WORK FOR A MINISTRY.
  • 00:15:30.853 --> 00:15:31.387
  • I WORK FOR A MINISTRY.WE'LL NEVER HAVE
  • 00:15:31.387 --> 00:15:32.755
  • WE'LL NEVER HAVETHAT KIND OF INCOME.
  • 00:15:32.755 --> 00:15:33.489
  • THAT KIND OF INCOME.WE COULD SAVE UP FOR
  • 00:15:33.489 --> 00:15:34.690
  • WE COULD SAVE UP FOR30 YEARS, AND WE STILL
  • 00:15:34.690 --> 00:15:36.258
  • 30 YEARS, AND WE STILLWON'T HAVE ENOUGH."
  • 00:15:36.258 --> 00:15:38.093
  • WON'T HAVE ENOUGH."I DID MY BEST TO TALK HER OUT
  • 00:15:38.093 --> 00:15:39.695
  • I DID MY BEST TO TALK HER OUTOF IT, BUT SHE ACTED LIKE
  • 00:15:39.695 --> 00:15:41.563
  • OF IT, BUT SHE ACTED LIKESHE DIDN'T EVEN HEAR ME.
  • 00:15:41.563 --> 00:15:42.564
  • SHE DIDN'T EVEN HEAR ME.SHE SAID, "NO, JOEL,
  • 00:15:42.564 --> 00:15:43.599
  • SHE SAID, "NO, JOEL,I'M TELLING YOU, ONE DAY,
  • 00:15:43.599 --> 00:15:45.501
  • I'M TELLING YOU, ONE DAY,IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN."
  • 00:15:45.501 --> 00:15:46.835
  • IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN."A FEW MONTHS LATER, WE SOLD
  • 00:15:46.835 --> 00:15:48.670
  • A FEW MONTHS LATER, WE SOLDOUR TOWNHOUSE AND BOUGHT THIS
  • 00:15:48.670 --> 00:15:50.672
  • OUR TOWNHOUSE AND BOUGHT THISOLD, RUNDOWN HOUSE, VERY
  • 00:15:50.672 --> 00:15:52.574
  • OLD, RUNDOWN HOUSE, VERYDILAPIDATED, BUT IT WAS ON A
  • 00:15:52.574 --> 00:15:56.011
  • DILAPIDATED, BUT IT WAS ON ABIG LOT CLOSE IN TO THE CITY.
  • 00:15:56.011 --> 00:15:57.146
  • BIG LOT CLOSE IN TO THE CITY.THE DAY WE CLOSED ON THE
  • 00:15:57.146 --> 00:15:59.048
  • THE DAY WE CLOSED ON THEPROPERTY, A REALTOR PULLED UP
  • 00:15:59.048 --> 00:16:00.182
  • PROPERTY, A REALTOR PULLED UPWHILE WE WERE STANDING
  • 00:16:00.182 --> 00:16:01.150
  • WHILE WE WERE STANDINGIN THE FRONT YARD.
  • 00:16:01.150 --> 00:16:02.017
  • IN THE FRONT YARD.WE DIDN'T KNOW THE LADY.
  • 00:16:02.017 --> 00:16:02.818
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW THE LADY.SHE SAID, "WOULD YOU LIKE
  • 00:16:02.818 --> 00:16:04.319
  • SHE SAID, "WOULD YOU LIKETO SELL THE HOUSE?"
  • 00:16:04.319 --> 00:16:04.920
  • TO SELL THE HOUSE?"I SAID, "NO, WE JUST
  • 00:16:04.920 --> 00:16:06.221
  • I SAID, "NO, WE JUSTPURCHASED IT."
  • 00:16:06.221 --> 00:16:07.623
  • PURCHASED IT."SHE SAID, "CONGRATULATIONS,
  • 00:16:07.623 --> 00:16:08.524
  • SHE SAID, "CONGRATULATIONS,YOU JUST BROUGHT
  • 00:16:08.524 --> 00:16:10.092
  • YOU JUST BROUGHTYOUR DREAM HOUSE."
  • 00:16:10.092 --> 00:16:10.659
  • YOUR DREAM HOUSE."I THOUGHT, "WHAT'S SHE
  • 00:16:10.659 --> 00:16:11.427
  • I THOUGHT, "WHAT'S SHETALKING ABOUT?"
  • 00:16:11.427 --> 00:16:12.394
  • TALKING ABOUT?"SHE EXPLAINED HOW THE
  • 00:16:12.394 --> 00:16:13.695
  • SHE EXPLAINED HOW THENEIGHBORHOOD WAS IN THE
  • 00:16:13.695 --> 00:16:15.497
  • NEIGHBORHOOD WAS IN THEPROCESS OF CHANGING THE DEED
  • 00:16:15.497 --> 00:16:16.865
  • PROCESS OF CHANGING THE DEEDRESTRICTIONS TO WHERE YOU
  • 00:16:16.865 --> 00:16:19.001
  • RESTRICTIONS TO WHERE YOUCOULD SUBDIVIDE THE LOTS.
  • 00:16:19.001 --> 00:16:21.070
  • COULD SUBDIVIDE THE LOTS.A YEAR LATER, WE SOLD HALF OF
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:22.704
  • A YEAR LATER, WE SOLD HALF OFTHE PROPERTY FOR MORE THAN
  • 00:16:22.704 --> 00:16:24.640
  • THE PROPERTY FOR MORE THANWE PAID FOR THE WHOLE THING.
  • 00:16:24.640 --> 00:16:26.108
  • WE PAID FOR THE WHOLE THING.TWO YEARS AFTER THAT,
  • 00:16:26.108 --> 00:16:27.509
  • TWO YEARS AFTER THAT,WE WERE LIVING IN ONE OF
  • 00:16:27.509 --> 00:16:29.011
  • WE WERE LIVING IN ONE OFTHOSE HOUSES JUST LIKE
  • 00:16:29.011 --> 00:16:30.779
  • THOSE HOUSES JUST LIKEWE HAD SEEN THAT NIGHT.
  • 00:16:30.779 --> 00:16:32.214
  • WE HAD SEEN THAT NIGHT.LIKE WITH RUTH, IT WAS AS IF
  • 00:16:32.214 --> 00:16:34.383
  • LIKE WITH RUTH, IT WAS AS IFGOD HAD SOMEBODY LEAVE WHEAT
  • 00:16:34.383 --> 00:16:36.251
  • GOD HAD SOMEBODY LEAVE WHEATON THE GROUND ON PURPOSE FOR
  • 00:16:36.251 --> 00:16:37.352
  • ON THE GROUND ON PURPOSE FORUS.
  • 00:16:37.352 --> 00:16:38.487
  • US.WE DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE
  • 00:16:38.487 --> 00:16:39.688
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW THEY WEREGOING TO CHANGE THE DEED
  • 00:16:39.688 --> 00:16:41.623
  • GOING TO CHANGE THE DEEDRESTRICTIONS, BUT GOD HAS AN
  • 00:16:41.623 --> 00:16:42.925
  • RESTRICTIONS, BUT GOD HAS ANADVANTAGE.
  • 00:16:42.925 --> 00:16:44.193
  • ADVANTAGE.HE CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING
  • 00:16:44.193 --> 00:16:45.694
  • HE CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENINGBEHIND THE SCENES.
  • 00:16:45.694 --> 00:16:46.829
  • BEHIND THE SCENES.HE KNOWS THINGS THAT YOU
  • 00:16:46.829 --> 00:16:48.363
  • HE KNOWS THINGS THAT YOUCOULD NEVER KNOW.
  • 00:16:48.363 --> 00:16:49.498
  • COULD NEVER KNOW.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GOD
  • 00:16:49.498 --> 00:16:50.866
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "GODKNOWS WHERE THE HIDDEN RICHES
  • 00:16:50.866 --> 00:16:52.267
  • KNOWS WHERE THE HIDDEN RICHESARE."
  • 00:16:52.267 --> 00:16:54.536
  • ARE."HE HAS INSIDE INFORMATION,
  • 00:16:54.536 --> 00:16:55.938
  • HE HAS INSIDE INFORMATION,AND WHEN YOU HONOR HIM, HE
  • 00:16:55.938 --> 00:16:58.006
  • AND WHEN YOU HONOR HIM, HEWILL LEAD YOU INTO BLESSINGS
  • 00:16:58.006 --> 00:16:59.741
  • WILL LEAD YOU INTO BLESSINGSTHAT YOU DIDN'T SEE COMING.
  • 00:16:59.741 --> 00:17:00.843
  • THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE COMING.FAVOR, PROMOTION,
  • 00:17:00.843 --> 00:17:02.644
  • FAVOR, PROMOTION,OPPORTUNITIES THAT SURPRISES
  • 00:17:02.644 --> 00:17:04.379
  • OPPORTUNITIES THAT SURPRISESYOU, IT TAKES YOU TO A LEVEL
  • 00:17:04.379 --> 00:17:05.814
  • YOU, IT TAKES YOU TO A LEVELTHAT YOU DIDN'T THINK YOU
  • 00:17:05.814 --> 00:17:07.082
  • THAT YOU DIDN'T THINK YOUCOULD REACH.
  • 00:17:07.082 --> 00:17:08.050
  • COULD REACH.WHEN WE MOVED IN TO THAT NEW
  • 00:17:08.050 --> 00:17:09.651
  • WHEN WE MOVED IN TO THAT NEWHOUSE, I CARRIED VICTORIA
  • 00:17:09.651 --> 00:17:11.353
  • HOUSE, I CARRIED VICTORIAOVER THE THRESHOLD, SAID,
  • 00:17:11.353 --> 00:17:12.554
  • OVER THE THRESHOLD, SAID,"WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE
  • 00:17:12.554 --> 00:17:15.858
  • "WELCOME TO THIS HOUSEI ALWAYS BELIEVED FOR."
  • 00:17:15.858 --> 00:17:16.492
  • I ALWAYS BELIEVED FOR."SHE BARELY EVEN LET ME
  • 00:17:16.492 --> 00:17:18.961
  • SHE BARELY EVEN LET MELIVE THERE.
  • 00:17:18.961 --> 00:17:20.395
  • LIVE THERE.ARE YOU DOING LIKE I DID?
  • 00:17:20.395 --> 00:17:21.930
  • ARE YOU DOING LIKE I DID?TALKING YOURSELF OUT OF WHAT
  • 00:17:21.930 --> 00:17:23.532
  • TALKING YOURSELF OUT OF WHATGOD PUT IN YOUR HEART,
  • 00:17:23.532 --> 00:17:24.700
  • GOD PUT IN YOUR HEART,THINKING, "IT'S TOO BIG,
  • 00:17:24.700 --> 00:17:25.567
  • THINKING, "IT'S TOO BIG,TOO MUCH.
  • 00:17:25.567 --> 00:17:26.602
  • TOO MUCH.YOU DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS.
  • 00:17:26.602 --> 00:17:27.102
  • YOU DON'T HAVE THE FUNDS.YOU DON'T HAVE
  • 00:17:27.102 --> 00:17:28.170
  • YOU DON'T HAVETHE EXPERIENCE."
  • 00:17:28.170 --> 00:17:30.706
  • THE EXPERIENCE."YOU MAY NOT, BUT GOD DOES.
  • 00:17:30.706 --> 00:17:31.573
  • YOU MAY NOT, BUT GOD DOES.HE WOULDN'T HAVE
  • 00:17:31.573 --> 00:17:32.741
  • HE WOULDN'T HAVEGIVEN YOU THE DREAM
  • 00:17:32.741 --> 00:17:34.776
  • GIVEN YOU THE DREAMIF HE DIDN'T HAVE A WAY.
  • 00:17:34.776 --> 00:17:35.878
  • IF HE DIDN'T HAVE A WAY.WHY DON'T YOU GET IN
  • 00:17:35.878 --> 00:17:37.479
  • WHY DON'T YOU GET INAGREEMENT WITH GOD?
  • 00:17:37.479 --> 00:17:38.547
  • AGREEMENT WITH GOD?HE TAKES PLEASURE IN
  • 00:17:38.547 --> 00:17:39.815
  • HE TAKES PLEASURE INPROSPERING YOU.
  • 00:17:39.815 --> 00:17:41.083
  • PROSPERING YOU.HE WANTS TO TAKE YOU FURTHER
  • 00:17:41.083 --> 00:17:42.985
  • HE WANTS TO TAKE YOU FURTHERTHAN YOU'VE IMAGINED.
  • 00:17:42.985 --> 00:17:44.219
  • THAN YOU'VE IMAGINED.WHEN WE NEEDED A LARGER
  • 00:17:44.219 --> 00:17:46.555
  • WHEN WE NEEDED A LARGERAUDITORIUM, THE COMPAQ CENTER
  • 00:17:46.555 --> 00:17:48.056
  • AUDITORIUM, THE COMPAQ CENTERCAME ACROSS OUR PATH.
  • 00:17:48.056 --> 00:17:49.491
  • CAME ACROSS OUR PATH.THOSE SAME THOUGHTS CAME TO
  • 00:17:49.491 --> 00:17:51.260
  • THOSE SAME THOUGHTS CAME TOMY MIND, JUST LIKE WITH THE
  • 00:17:51.260 --> 00:17:52.694
  • MY MIND, JUST LIKE WITH THEHOUSE, "JOEL, YOU'LL NEVER
  • 00:17:52.694 --> 00:17:53.929
  • HOUSE, "JOEL, YOU'LL NEVERGET THAT BUILDING.
  • 00:17:53.929 --> 00:17:54.997
  • GET THAT BUILDING.YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIME.
  • 00:17:54.997 --> 00:17:55.864
  • YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIME.YOU DON'T HAVE A CHANCE."
  • 00:17:55.864 --> 00:17:57.232
  • YOU DON'T HAVE A CHANCE."THIS TIME, SOMETHING WAS
  • 00:17:57.232 --> 00:17:58.300
  • THIS TIME, SOMETHING WASDIFFERENT.
  • 00:17:58.300 --> 00:17:59.968
  • DIFFERENT.I HAD LEARNED MY LESSON.
  • 00:17:59.968 --> 00:18:01.303
  • I HAD LEARNED MY LESSON.I SAID, "NO THANKS, I'M IN
  • 00:18:01.303 --> 00:18:02.971
  • I SAID, "NO THANKS, I'M INAGREEMENT WITH GOD.
  • 00:18:02.971 --> 00:18:03.739
  • AGREEMENT WITH GOD.IT'S BIGGER THAN I'VE
  • 00:18:03.739 --> 00:18:04.840
  • IT'S BIGGER THAN I'VEIMAGINED.
  • 00:18:04.840 --> 00:18:06.074
  • IMAGINED.IT LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT I
  • 00:18:06.074 --> 00:18:07.342
  • IT LOOKS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT IKNOW GOD CAN DO THE
  • 00:18:07.342 --> 00:18:09.244
  • KNOW GOD CAN DO THEIMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:18:09.244 --> 00:18:10.379
  • IMPOSSIBLE.ALL ALONG THE WAY, WE SAW THE
  • 00:18:10.379 --> 00:18:11.880
  • ALL ALONG THE WAY, WE SAW THEHAND OF GOD.
  • 00:18:11.880 --> 00:18:12.748
  • HAND OF GOD.HE BROUGHT THE RIGHT PEOPLE
  • 00:18:12.748 --> 00:18:14.116
  • HE BROUGHT THE RIGHT PEOPLETO HELP US.
  • 00:18:14.116 --> 00:18:15.350
  • TO HELP US.HE CHANGED CITY COUNCIL
  • 00:18:15.350 --> 00:18:16.552
  • HE CHANGED CITY COUNCILMEMBERS' MINDS.
  • 00:18:16.552 --> 00:18:17.786
  • MEMBERS' MINDS.WE SOLD A PIECE OF PROPERTY
  • 00:18:17.786 --> 00:18:19.221
  • WE SOLD A PIECE OF PROPERTYAT JUST THE RIGHT TIME TO
  • 00:18:19.221 --> 00:18:21.423
  • AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME TOMAKE A CRITICAL PAYMENT.
  • 00:18:21.423 --> 00:18:22.491
  • MAKE A CRITICAL PAYMENT.I THOUGHT WE'D HAVE TO BUILD
  • 00:18:22.491 --> 00:18:24.459
  • I THOUGHT WE'D HAVE TO BUILDAN AUDITORIUM, BUT GOD SAID,
  • 00:18:24.459 --> 00:18:26.195
  • AN AUDITORIUM, BUT GOD SAID,"SURPRISE, I HAVE AN
  • 00:18:26.195 --> 00:18:27.729
  • "SURPRISE, I HAVE ANAUDITORIUM ALREADY BUILT
  • 00:18:27.729 --> 00:18:29.765
  • AUDITORIUM ALREADY BUILTRIGHT ON THE MAIN FREEWAY."
  • 00:18:29.765 --> 00:18:31.033
  • RIGHT ON THE MAIN FREEWAY."WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND, YOU ARE
  • 00:18:31.033 --> 00:18:32.000
  • WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND, YOU ARELOOKING AT THE GOODNESS
  • 00:18:32.000 --> 00:18:33.101
  • LOOKING AT THE GOODNESSOF GOD.
  • 00:18:33.101 --> 00:18:34.937
  • OF GOD.YOU ARE LOOKING AT ABUNDANCE.
  • 00:18:34.937 --> 00:18:35.737
  • YOU ARE LOOKING AT ABUNDANCE.YOU ARE LOOKING AT
  • 00:18:35.737 --> 00:18:37.539
  • YOU ARE LOOKING ATMORE THAN ENOUGH.
  • 00:18:37.539 --> 00:18:38.574
  • MORE THAN ENOUGH.IN THE SCRIPTURE, THERE WAS A
  • 00:18:38.574 --> 00:18:40.776
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, THERE WAS AKING OF JUDAH NAMED AHAZ.
  • 00:18:40.776 --> 00:18:43.111
  • KING OF JUDAH NAMED AHAZ.HE HAD NO REGARD FOR GOD.
  • 00:18:43.111 --> 00:18:44.279
  • HE HAD NO REGARD FOR GOD.HE CLOSED DOWN THE TEMPLE AND
  • 00:18:44.279 --> 00:18:46.381
  • HE CLOSED DOWN THE TEMPLE ANDSOLD THE SACRED TREASURES.
  • 00:18:46.381 --> 00:18:47.516
  • SOLD THE SACRED TREASURES.HE SET UP IDOLS FOR
  • 00:18:47.516 --> 00:18:49.117
  • HE SET UP IDOLS FORTHE PEOPLE TO WORSHIP.
  • 00:18:49.117 --> 00:18:50.419
  • THE PEOPLE TO WORSHIP.FIVE ARMIES CAME AGAINST HIM
  • 00:18:50.419 --> 00:18:52.654
  • FIVE ARMIES CAME AGAINST HIMEVERY TIME HE LOST.
  • 00:18:52.654 --> 00:18:54.423
  • EVERY TIME HE LOST.THE NATION WAS DECIMATED.
  • 00:18:54.423 --> 00:18:55.958
  • THE NATION WAS DECIMATED.THE PEOPLE WERE VERY POOR,
  • 00:18:55.958 --> 00:18:57.893
  • THE PEOPLE WERE VERY POOR,AND STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE.
  • 00:18:57.893 --> 00:18:59.061
  • AND STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE.KING AHAZ DIED AT THE AGE
  • 00:18:59.061 --> 00:19:01.730
  • KING AHAZ DIED AT THE AGEOF 36, AND WAS SO DISLIKED,
  • 00:19:01.730 --> 00:19:02.664
  • OF 36, AND WAS SO DISLIKED,HE WASN'T BURIED
  • 00:19:02.664 --> 00:19:04.032
  • HE WASN'T BURIEDWITH THE OTHER KINGS.
  • 00:19:04.032 --> 00:19:06.602
  • WITH THE OTHER KINGS.HIS SON HEZEKIAH TOOK OVER.
  • 00:19:06.602 --> 00:19:07.569
  • HIS SON HEZEKIAH TOOK OVER.HE HAD BEEN RAISED
  • 00:19:07.569 --> 00:19:08.904
  • HE HAD BEEN RAISEDIN DYSFUNCTION.
  • 00:19:08.904 --> 00:19:09.871
  • IN DYSFUNCTION.HE'D SEEN HIS FATHER
  • 00:19:09.871 --> 00:19:11.340
  • HE'D SEEN HIS FATHERCOMPROMISE AND TAKE THE EASY
  • 00:19:11.340 --> 00:19:13.609
  • COMPROMISE AND TAKE THE EASYWAY OUT, BUT HEZEKIAH DIDN'T
  • 00:19:13.609 --> 00:19:16.111
  • WAY OUT, BUT HEZEKIAH DIDN'TFOLLOW IN HIS FATHER'S SHOES.
  • 00:19:16.111 --> 00:19:17.846
  • FOLLOW IN HIS FATHER'S SHOES.HE WAS JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:19:17.846 --> 00:19:19.414
  • HE WAS JUST THE OPPOSITE.THE FIRST THING HE DID WAS TO
  • 00:19:19.414 --> 00:19:21.316
  • THE FIRST THING HE DID WAS TOREOPEN THE TEMPLE.
  • 00:19:21.316 --> 00:19:23.118
  • REOPEN THE TEMPLE.HE TORE DOWN THE IDOLS.
  • 00:19:23.118 --> 00:19:24.386
  • HE TORE DOWN THE IDOLS.HE BROUGHT THE PEOPLE BACK TO
  • 00:19:24.386 --> 00:19:26.088
  • HE BROUGHT THE PEOPLE BACK TOWORSHIPING GOD.
  • 00:19:26.088 --> 00:19:27.322
  • WORSHIPING GOD.THE WHOLE NATION BEGAN TO
  • 00:19:27.322 --> 00:19:28.423
  • THE WHOLE NATION BEGAN TOFLOURISH.
  • 00:19:28.423 --> 00:19:29.291
  • FLOURISH.THEY SAW GOD'S BLESSINGS AND
  • 00:19:29.291 --> 00:19:30.626
  • THEY SAW GOD'S BLESSINGS ANDFAVOR.
  • 00:19:30.626 --> 00:19:32.261
  • FAVOR.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HEZEKIAH
  • 00:19:32.261 --> 00:19:34.630
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "HEZEKIAHWAS VERY WEALTHY, AND HELD IN
  • 00:19:34.630 --> 00:19:36.698
  • WAS VERY WEALTHY, AND HELD INHIGH ESTEEM.
  • 00:19:36.698 --> 00:19:37.899
  • HIGH ESTEEM.HE HAD TO BUILD SPECIAL
  • 00:19:37.899 --> 00:19:39.701
  • HE HAD TO BUILD SPECIALTREASURY BUILDINGS TO HOLD
  • 00:19:39.701 --> 00:19:41.370
  • TREASURY BUILDINGS TO HOLDHIS GOLD, SILVER, AND SPECIAL
  • 00:19:41.370 --> 00:19:42.771
  • HIS GOLD, SILVER, AND SPECIALTREASURES.
  • 00:19:42.771 --> 00:19:43.905
  • TREASURES.HE CONSTRUCTED MANY
  • 00:19:43.905 --> 00:19:46.308
  • HE CONSTRUCTED MANYSTOREHOUSES FOR HIS GRAIN,
  • 00:19:46.308 --> 00:19:47.676
  • STOREHOUSES FOR HIS GRAIN,FOR THE LORD HAD GIVEN HIM
  • 00:19:47.676 --> 00:19:49.211
  • FOR THE LORD HAD GIVEN HIMGREAT WEALTH.
  • 00:19:49.211 --> 00:19:50.612
  • GREAT WEALTH.NOTICE WHERE THE WEALTH CAME
  • 00:19:50.612 --> 00:19:52.114
  • NOTICE WHERE THE WEALTH CAMEFROM, THE LORD.
  • 00:19:52.114 --> 00:19:53.415
  • FROM, THE LORD.GOD INCREASED HIM.
  • 00:19:53.415 --> 00:19:54.349
  • GOD INCREASED HIM.HERE'S MY QUESTION.
  • 00:19:54.349 --> 00:19:56.585
  • HERE'S MY QUESTION.WHY WAS HEZEKIAH SO BLESSED,
  • 00:19:56.585 --> 00:19:58.453
  • WHY WAS HEZEKIAH SO BLESSED,YET HIS FATHER DIED IN
  • 00:19:58.453 --> 00:20:00.989
  • YET HIS FATHER DIED INDISGRACE, POOR, DEFEATED?
  • 00:20:00.989 --> 00:20:03.525
  • DISGRACE, POOR, DEFEATED?HIS FATHER DIDN'T HONOR GOD.
  • 00:20:03.525 --> 00:20:05.594
  • HIS FATHER DIDN'T HONOR GOD.WHEN YOU PUT GOD FIRST PLACE,
  • 00:20:05.594 --> 00:20:07.129
  • WHEN YOU PUT GOD FIRST PLACE,THERE IS A BLESSING ON YOUR
  • 00:20:07.129 --> 00:20:08.563
  • THERE IS A BLESSING ON YOURLIFE THAT CAUSES YOU TO
  • 00:20:08.563 --> 00:20:10.699
  • LIFE THAT CAUSES YOU TOPROSPER, A FAVOR THAT CAUSES
  • 00:20:10.699 --> 00:20:12.467
  • PROSPER, A FAVOR THAT CAUSESYOU TO RISE HIGHER TO
  • 00:20:12.467 --> 00:20:14.303
  • YOU TO RISE HIGHER TOACCOMPLISH THINGS BEYOND YOUR
  • 00:20:14.303 --> 00:20:16.438
  • ACCOMPLISH THINGS BEYOND YOUROWN ABILITY.
  • 00:20:16.438 --> 00:20:18.040
  • OWN ABILITY.PROVERBS SAYS, "WHEN YOU FEAR
  • 00:20:18.040 --> 00:20:19.574
  • PROVERBS SAYS, "WHEN YOU FEARTHE LORD."
  • 00:20:19.574 --> 00:20:20.842
  • THE LORD."THAT DOESN'T MEAN BE AFRAID.
  • 00:20:20.842 --> 00:20:22.611
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN BE AFRAID.THAT MEANS YOU REVERENCE HIM.
  • 00:20:22.611 --> 00:20:24.212
  • THAT MEANS YOU REVERENCE HIM.YOU ASK HIM FOR GUIDANCE.
  • 00:20:24.212 --> 00:20:24.946
  • YOU ASK HIM FOR GUIDANCE.YOU TRUST HIM WITH YOUR
  • 00:20:24.946 --> 00:20:26.181
  • YOU TRUST HIM WITH YOURDREAMS.
  • 00:20:26.181 --> 00:20:27.049
  • DREAMS.YOU DO YOUR BEST TO WALK IN
  • 00:20:27.049 --> 00:20:28.150
  • YOU DO YOUR BEST TO WALK INHIS WAYS.
  • 00:20:28.150 --> 00:20:29.885
  • HIS WAYS.WHEN YOU DO THIS, IT SAYS,
  • 00:20:29.885 --> 00:20:31.887
  • WHEN YOU DO THIS, IT SAYS,"YOU WILL HAVE HONOR, WEALTH,
  • 00:20:31.887 --> 00:20:34.289
  • "YOU WILL HAVE HONOR, WEALTH,AND A LONG LIFE."
  • 00:20:34.289 --> 00:20:35.657
  • AND A LONG LIFE."I BELIEVE ONE REASON GOD HAS
  • 00:20:35.657 --> 00:20:37.259
  • I BELIEVE ONE REASON GOD HASBLESSED ME MORE THAN I CAN
  • 00:20:37.259 --> 00:20:39.061
  • BLESSED ME MORE THAN I CANIMAGINE IS NOT BECAUSE I'M
  • 00:20:39.061 --> 00:20:40.395
  • IMAGINE IS NOT BECAUSE I'MPERFECT, NOT BECAUSE I DON'T
  • 00:20:40.395 --> 00:20:42.197
  • PERFECT, NOT BECAUSE I DON'THAVE WEAKNESSES, BUT I'VE
  • 00:20:42.197 --> 00:20:44.733
  • HAVE WEAKNESSES, BUT I'VEDONE MY BEST TO HONOR GOD.
  • 00:20:44.733 --> 00:20:46.034
  • DONE MY BEST TO HONOR GOD.I LEARNED FROM THE TIME I WAS
  • 00:20:46.034 --> 00:20:47.502
  • I LEARNED FROM THE TIME I WASA LITTLE BOY TO KEEP GOD
  • 00:20:47.502 --> 00:20:49.471
  • A LITTLE BOY TO KEEP GODFIRST PLACE, TO MAKE PLEASING
  • 00:20:49.471 --> 00:20:51.573
  • FIRST PLACE, TO MAKE PLEASINGHIM MY AIM IN LIFE, TO ALWAYS
  • 00:20:51.573 --> 00:20:52.908
  • HIM MY AIM IN LIFE, TO ALWAYSHUNGER AND THIRST AFTER
  • 00:20:52.908 --> 00:20:54.076
  • HUNGER AND THIRST AFTERRIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:20:54.076 --> 00:20:55.410
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS.THAT MEANS TO STRIVE TO DO
  • 00:20:55.410 --> 00:20:56.778
  • THAT MEANS TO STRIVE TO DOTHE RIGHT THING, TO TREAT
  • 00:20:56.778 --> 00:20:58.513
  • THE RIGHT THING, TO TREATPEOPLE WITH RESPECT, TO BE
  • 00:20:58.513 --> 00:20:59.581
  • PEOPLE WITH RESPECT, TO BEA PERSON OF EXCELLENCE
  • 00:20:59.581 --> 00:21:00.849
  • A PERSON OF EXCELLENCEAND INTEGRITY.
  • 00:21:00.849 --> 00:21:02.851
  • AND INTEGRITY.WHEN YOU REVERENCE THE LORD,
  • 00:21:02.851 --> 00:21:04.619
  • WHEN YOU REVERENCE THE LORD,GOD PROMISES YOU HONOR,
  • 00:21:04.619 --> 00:21:07.723
  • GOD PROMISES YOU HONOR,WEALTH, AND A LONG LIFE.
  • 00:21:07.723 --> 00:21:09.191
  • WEALTH, AND A LONG LIFE.ONE WAY WE REVERENCE GOD IS
  • 00:21:09.191 --> 00:21:11.426
  • ONE WAY WE REVERENCE GOD ISBY BRINGING THE TITHE,
  • 00:21:11.426 --> 00:21:12.661
  • BY BRINGING THE TITHE,THE FIRST 10% OF OUR INCOME,
  • 00:21:12.661 --> 00:21:15.097
  • THE FIRST 10% OF OUR INCOME,TO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.
  • 00:21:15.097 --> 00:21:16.431
  • TO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.WHEN WE DO THAT, IT SAYS
  • 00:21:16.431 --> 00:21:18.367
  • WHEN WE DO THAT, IT SAYSIN MALACHI, "GOD WILL OPEN
  • 00:21:18.367 --> 00:21:20.102
  • IN MALACHI, "GOD WILL OPENTHE WINDOWS OF HEAVEN
  • 00:21:20.102 --> 00:21:21.737
  • THE WINDOWS OF HEAVENAND POUR OUT A BLESSING
  • 00:21:21.737 --> 00:21:24.005
  • AND POUR OUT A BLESSINGTOO GREAT TO CONTAIN."
  • 00:21:24.005 --> 00:21:25.307
  • TOO GREAT TO CONTAIN."THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH
  • 00:21:25.307 --> 00:21:26.742
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITHHEZEKIAH.
  • 00:21:26.742 --> 00:21:28.176
  • HEZEKIAH.HE HAD TO BUILD BUILDINGS TO
  • 00:21:28.176 --> 00:21:30.078
  • HE HAD TO BUILD BUILDINGS TOHOLD ALL THE BLESSINGS THAT
  • 00:21:30.078 --> 00:21:31.380
  • HOLD ALL THE BLESSINGS THATGOD GAVE HIM.
  • 00:21:31.380 --> 00:21:32.714
  • GOD GAVE HIM.MAKE SURE YOU'RE DOING YOUR
  • 00:21:32.714 --> 00:21:34.750
  • MAKE SURE YOU'RE DOING YOURPART, AND GOD HAS PROMISED HE
  • 00:21:34.750 --> 00:21:36.651
  • PART, AND GOD HAS PROMISED HEWILL POUR OUT BLESSINGS YOU
  • 00:21:36.651 --> 00:21:38.687
  • WILL POUR OUT BLESSINGS YOUCANNOT CONTAIN, BLESSINGS
  • 00:21:38.687 --> 00:21:39.755
  • CANNOT CONTAIN, BLESSINGSTHAT WILL TAKE YOU
  • 00:21:39.755 --> 00:21:41.656
  • THAT WILL TAKE YOUIN THE OVERFLOW.
  • 00:21:41.656 --> 00:21:42.524
  • IN THE OVERFLOW.WE SEE THIS IN LUKE
  • 00:21:42.524 --> 00:21:43.692
  • WE SEE THIS IN LUKECHAPTER 5.
  • 00:21:43.692 --> 00:21:44.893
  • CHAPTER 5.JESUS WAS TEACHING ON THE
  • 00:21:44.893 --> 00:21:46.461
  • JESUS WAS TEACHING ON THESHORE OF GALILEE, AND IT WAS
  • 00:21:46.461 --> 00:21:48.363
  • SHORE OF GALILEE, AND IT WASSO CROWDED, HE ASKED PETER IF
  • 00:21:48.363 --> 00:21:50.298
  • SO CROWDED, HE ASKED PETER IFHE COULD BORROW HIS BOAT.
  • 00:21:50.298 --> 00:21:51.600
  • HE COULD BORROW HIS BOAT.THEY HAD NEVER MET BEFORE,
  • 00:21:51.600 --> 00:21:53.101
  • THEY HAD NEVER MET BEFORE,BUT PETER AGREED.
  • 00:21:53.101 --> 00:21:54.503
  • BUT PETER AGREED.WHEN JESUS FINISHED TEACHING,
  • 00:21:54.503 --> 00:21:56.438
  • WHEN JESUS FINISHED TEACHING,HE TOLD PETER TO LAUNCH OUT
  • 00:21:56.438 --> 00:21:58.206
  • HE TOLD PETER TO LAUNCH OUTINTO THE DEEP AND HE WOULD
  • 00:21:58.206 --> 00:22:00.575
  • INTO THE DEEP AND HE WOULDCATCH A GREAT AMOUNT OF FISH.
  • 00:22:00.575 --> 00:22:01.576
  • CATCH A GREAT AMOUNT OF FISH.THERE WERE NO FISH THERE A
  • 00:22:01.576 --> 00:22:03.178
  • THERE WERE NO FISH THERE ALITTLE EARLIER, BUT PETER
  • 00:22:03.178 --> 00:22:04.613
  • LITTLE EARLIER, BUT PETERWENT BACK OUT AND CAUGHT SO
  • 00:22:04.613 --> 00:22:06.715
  • WENT BACK OUT AND CAUGHT SOMANY FISH THAT HIS NET BEGAN
  • 00:22:06.715 --> 00:22:08.683
  • MANY FISH THAT HIS NET BEGANTO BREAK, OVERFLOW,
  • 00:22:08.683 --> 00:22:09.651
  • TO BREAK, OVERFLOW,ABUNDANCE.
  • 00:22:09.651 --> 00:22:11.153
  • ABUNDANCE.HE HAD TO CALL OTHER BOATS TO
  • 00:22:11.153 --> 00:22:12.754
  • HE HAD TO CALL OTHER BOATS TOHELP HIM GET THE FISH BACK TO
  • 00:22:12.754 --> 00:22:14.122
  • HELP HIM GET THE FISH BACK TOTHE SHORE.
  • 00:22:14.122 --> 00:22:15.323
  • THE SHORE.HERE'S THE PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:22:15.323 --> 00:22:16.725
  • HERE'S THE PRINCIPLE.A FEW HOURS EARLIER, PETER
  • 00:22:16.725 --> 00:22:18.093
  • A FEW HOURS EARLIER, PETERHAD FISHED ALL NIGHT AND
  • 00:22:18.093 --> 00:22:19.694
  • HAD FISHED ALL NIGHT ANDCAUGHT NOTHING.
  • 00:22:19.694 --> 00:22:21.630
  • CAUGHT NOTHING.BUT WHEN HE HONORED JESUS BY
  • 00:22:21.630 --> 00:22:23.331
  • BUT WHEN HE HONORED JESUS BYLETTING HIM USE HIS BOAT,
  • 00:22:23.331 --> 00:22:25.233
  • LETTING HIM USE HIS BOAT,WHEN HE PUT GOD FIRST PLACE,
  • 00:22:25.233 --> 00:22:26.802
  • WHEN HE PUT GOD FIRST PLACE,NOW, INSTEAD OF DEALING WITH
  • 00:22:26.802 --> 00:22:28.670
  • NOW, INSTEAD OF DEALING WITHNO FISH, INSTEAD OF BEING IN
  • 00:22:28.670 --> 00:22:30.739
  • NO FISH, INSTEAD OF BEING INLACK, STRUGGLING, HIS FOCUS
  • 00:22:30.739 --> 00:22:32.707
  • LACK, STRUGGLING, HIS FOCUSHAS GONE FROM NOT HAVING
  • 00:22:32.707 --> 00:22:34.609
  • HAS GONE FROM NOT HAVINGENOUGH TO, HOW IS HE GOING TO
  • 00:22:34.609 --> 00:22:35.744
  • ENOUGH TO, HOW IS HE GOING TOGET ALL THE FISH BACK TO THE
  • 00:22:35.744 --> 00:22:36.878
  • GET ALL THE FISH BACK TO THESHORE?
  • 00:22:36.878 --> 00:22:37.813
  • SHORE?HOW IS HE GOING TO MANAGE
  • 00:22:37.813 --> 00:22:39.314
  • HOW IS HE GOING TO MANAGEALL THE PROFITS?
  • 00:22:39.314 --> 00:22:40.849
  • ALL THE PROFITS?THAT'S GOD'S DREAM,
  • 00:22:40.849 --> 00:22:42.117
  • THAT'S GOD'S DREAM,TO POUR OUT BLESSINGS
  • 00:22:42.117 --> 00:22:44.186
  • TO POUR OUT BLESSINGSYOU CANNOT CONTAIN.
  • 00:22:44.186 --> 00:22:44.886
  • YOU CANNOT CONTAIN.SO, INSTEAD OF LIVING
  • 00:22:44.886 --> 00:22:46.555
  • SO, INSTEAD OF LIVINGWORRIED, WONDERING IF YOU'RE
  • 00:22:46.555 --> 00:22:47.823
  • WORRIED, WONDERING IF YOU'REGOING TO MAKE IT, WONDERING
  • 00:22:47.823 --> 00:22:48.990
  • GOING TO MAKE IT, WONDERINGIF THERE'S GOING TO BE
  • 00:22:48.990 --> 00:22:50.225
  • IF THERE'S GOING TO BEENOUGH, YOU SPEND THAT SAME
  • 00:22:50.225 --> 00:22:51.760
  • ENOUGH, YOU SPEND THAT SAMEENERGY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT
  • 00:22:51.760 --> 00:22:53.528
  • ENERGY TRYING TO FIGURE OUTHOW YOU'RE GOING TO INVEST
  • 00:22:53.528 --> 00:22:54.896
  • HOW YOU'RE GOING TO INVESTTHE INCREASE, HOW YOU'RE
  • 00:22:54.896 --> 00:22:56.198
  • THE INCREASE, HOW YOU'REGOING TO BE A GOOD STEWARD
  • 00:22:56.198 --> 00:22:57.232
  • GOING TO BE A GOOD STEWARDWITH WHAT GOD HAS BLESSED YOU
  • 00:22:57.232 --> 00:22:58.233
  • WITH WHAT GOD HAS BLESSED YOUWITH.
  • 00:22:58.233 --> 00:22:59.334
  • WITH.IT ALL STARTS BY KEEPING GOD
  • 00:22:59.334 --> 00:23:01.036
  • THE ISRAELITES HAD BEEN IN
  • 00:23:02.537 --> 00:23:04.773
  • THE ISRAELITES HAD BEEN INSLAVERY 400 YEARS, STRUGGLE,
  • 00:23:04.773 --> 00:23:06.408
  • SLAVERY 400 YEARS, STRUGGLE,LACK, MISTREATED.
  • 00:23:06.408 --> 00:23:07.742
  • LACK, MISTREATED.THEY HAD NO RESOURCES, NO
  • 00:23:07.742 --> 00:23:09.411
  • THEY HAD NO RESOURCES, NOMONEY, JUST THE OPPOSITE OF
  • 00:23:09.411 --> 00:23:11.513
  • MONEY, JUST THE OPPOSITE OFABUNDANCE, AND, YES, WE ALL
  • 00:23:11.513 --> 00:23:13.181
  • ABUNDANCE, AND, YES, WE ALLGO THROUGH SEASONS OF
  • 00:23:13.181 --> 00:23:14.749
  • GO THROUGH SEASONS OFSTRUGGLE, SEASONS WHERE
  • 00:23:14.749 --> 00:23:16.251
  • STRUGGLE, SEASONS WHEREWE'RE NOT SEEING INCREASE.
  • 00:23:16.251 --> 00:23:17.953
  • WE'RE NOT SEEING INCREASE.YOU MAY BE THERE NOW, BUT
  • 00:23:17.953 --> 00:23:19.354
  • YOU MAY BE THERE NOW, BUTTHAT IS NOT HOW YOUR STORY
  • 00:23:19.354 --> 00:23:20.789
  • THAT IS NOT HOW YOUR STORYENDS.
  • 00:23:20.789 --> 00:23:22.624
  • ENDS.DON'T GIVE UP IN THE MIDDLE.
  • 00:23:22.624 --> 00:23:24.059
  • DON'T GIVE UP IN THE MIDDLE.SOMETHING IS COMING.
  • 00:23:24.059 --> 00:23:26.561
  • SOMETHING IS COMING.GOD IS A GOD OF JUSTICE.
  • 00:23:26.561 --> 00:23:27.796
  • GOD IS A GOD OF JUSTICE.HE'S NOT ONLY GOING TO BRING
  • 00:23:27.796 --> 00:23:29.364
  • HE'S NOT ONLY GOING TO BRINGYOU OUT, HE'S GOING TO MAKE
  • 00:23:29.364 --> 00:23:30.532
  • YOU OUT, HE'S GOING TO MAKEUP FOR WHAT YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:23:30.532 --> 00:23:31.833
  • UP FOR WHAT YOU'VE BEENTHROUGH.
  • 00:23:31.833 --> 00:23:33.902
  • THROUGH.PSALM 105 SAYS: "GOD BROUGHT
  • 00:23:33.902 --> 00:23:35.871
  • PSALM 105 SAYS: "GOD BROUGHTTHE ISRAELITES SAFELY OUT OF
  • 00:23:35.871 --> 00:23:38.206
  • THE ISRAELITES SAFELY OUT OFEGYPT LOADED WITH SILVER AND
  • 00:23:38.206 --> 00:23:39.674
  • EGYPT LOADED WITH SILVER ANDGOLD."
  • 00:23:39.674 --> 00:23:40.709
  • GOLD."THEY DIDN'T COME OUT OF THAT
  • 00:23:40.709 --> 00:23:42.444
  • THEY DIDN'T COME OUT OF THATINJUSTICE EMPTY-HANDED.
  • 00:23:42.444 --> 00:23:44.179
  • INJUSTICE EMPTY-HANDED.THEY CAME OUT LOADED.
  • 00:23:44.179 --> 00:23:45.313
  • THEY CAME OUT LOADED.THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS FOR
  • 00:23:45.313 --> 00:23:47.115
  • THAT'S WHAT GOD WANTS FORYOU, NOT TO BE LOADED WITH
  • 00:23:47.115 --> 00:23:49.251
  • YOU, NOT TO BE LOADED WITHBURDENS, DEBT, DEPRESSION,
  • 00:23:49.251 --> 00:23:51.253
  • BURDENS, DEBT, DEPRESSION,SICKNESSES, BUT LOADED WITH
  • 00:23:51.253 --> 00:23:52.721
  • SICKNESSES, BUT LOADED WITHBLESSINGS, LOADED WITH
  • 00:23:52.721 --> 00:23:55.023
  • WHEN WE WERE LITTLE CHILDREN
  • 00:23:57.092 --> 00:23:58.426
  • WHEN WE WERE LITTLE CHILDRENAND WE WOULD SEE SOMEONE WE
  • 00:23:58.426 --> 00:23:59.594
  • AND WE WOULD SEE SOMEONE WETHOUGHT WAS WELL-OFF, WE'D
  • 00:23:59.594 --> 00:24:00.629
  • THOUGHT WAS WELL-OFF, WE'DSAY, "MAN, LOOK AT THEM.
  • 00:24:00.629 --> 00:24:01.963
  • SAY, "MAN, LOOK AT THEM.THEY'RE LOADED.
  • 00:24:01.963 --> 00:24:03.498
  • THEY'RE LOADED.WHEN I LOOK AT YOU TODAY, I
  • 00:24:03.498 --> 00:24:05.333
  • WHEN I LOOK AT YOU TODAY, ISEE LOADED PEOPLE, LOADED
  • 00:24:05.333 --> 00:24:07.369
  • SEE LOADED PEOPLE, LOADEDWITH FAVOR, LOADED WITH GOOD
  • 00:24:07.369 --> 00:24:08.837
  • WITH FAVOR, LOADED WITH GOODBREAKS, LOADED WITH
  • 00:24:08.837 --> 00:24:10.939
  • BREAKS, LOADED WITHCREATIVITY.
  • 00:24:10.939 --> 00:24:12.240
  • CREATIVITY.NOW, DO YOUR PART.
  • 00:24:12.240 --> 00:24:13.875
  • NOW, DO YOUR PART.KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:24:13.875 --> 00:24:14.943
  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF HIM
  • 00:24:14.943 --> 00:24:15.944
  • TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF HIMAND HAVE THIS
  • 00:24:15.944 --> 00:24:17.779
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:24:19.247 --> 00:24:21.850
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVEAND DECLARE, INCREASE IS
  • 00:24:21.850 --> 00:24:23.552
  • AND DECLARE, INCREASE ISCOMING IN WAYS BIGGER THAN
  • 00:24:23.552 --> 00:24:24.986
  • COMING IN WAYS BIGGER THANYOU'VE EVER IMAGINED.
  • 00:24:24.986 --> 00:24:26.121
  • YOU'VE EVER IMAGINED.GOD IS GOING TO OPEN DOORS
  • 00:24:26.121 --> 00:24:28.290
  • GOD IS GOING TO OPEN DOORSYOU NEVER DREAMED WOULD OPEN.
  • 00:24:28.290 --> 00:24:29.658
  • YOU NEVER DREAMED WOULD OPEN.BECAUSE YOU REVERENCE HIM,
  • 00:24:29.658 --> 00:24:31.560
  • BECAUSE YOU REVERENCE HIM,YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE HONOR,
  • 00:24:31.560 --> 00:24:33.895
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE HONOR,WEALTH, AND A LONG, BLESSED,
  • 00:24:33.895 --> 00:24:36.631
  • WEALTH, AND A LONG, BLESSED,ABUNDANT, FAVOR-FILLED LIFE,
  • 00:24:36.631 --> 00:24:38.466
  • ABUNDANT, FAVOR-FILLED LIFE,IN JESUS'S NAME, AND IF YOU
  • 00:24:38.466 --> 00:24:39.668
  • IN JESUS'S NAME, AND IF YOURECEIVE IT, CAN YOU SAY,
  • 00:24:39.668 --> 00:24:41.503
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:24:43.171 --> 00:24:44.205
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:24:44.205 --> 00:24:46.341
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:46.341 --> 00:24:47.776
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:24:47.776 --> 00:24:50.178
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
  • 00:24:50.178 --> 00:24:52.681
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:24:52.681 --> 00:24:54.749
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:24:54.749 --> 00:24:56.284
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD
  • 00:24:56.284 --> 00:24:58.486
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORDAND SAVIOR."
  • 00:24:58.486 --> 00:24:59.487
  • AND SAVIOR."FRIEND, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:24:59.487 --> 00:25:00.655
  • FRIEND, IF YOU PRAYED THATSIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVE
  • 00:25:00.655 --> 00:25:02.223
  • SIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVEYOU GOT BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:02.223 --> 00:25:03.091
  • YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
  • 00:25:03.091 --> 00:25:04.492
  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH, AND KEEP GOD
  • 00:25:04.492 --> 00:25:06.094
  • CHURCH, AND KEEP GODFIRST PLACE.
  • 00:25:06.094 --> 00:25:06.828
  • FIRST PLACE.VICTORIA AND I WILL BE
  • 00:25:06.828 --> 00:25:07.929
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BERIGHT BACK TO SPEAK
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  • .
  • 00:25:09.864 --> 00:25:10.699
  • .> ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:25:10.699 --> 00:25:11.833
  • > ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOURSUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THIS
  • 00:25:11.833 --> 00:25:13.435
  • SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THISMONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULD
  • 00:25:13.435 --> 00:25:15.003
  • JOEL'S NEW 3-MESSAGE SERIES,
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  • JOEL'S NEW 3-MESSAGE SERIES,"MIRACLES OUT OF MISTAKES".
  • 00:25:19.174 --> 00:25:20.508
  • "MIRACLES OUT OF MISTAKES".IN THIS NEW SERIES,
  • 00:25:20.508 --> 00:25:22.177
  • IN THIS NEW SERIES,JOEL OSTEEN REMINDS YOU TO NOT
  • 00:25:22.177 --> 00:25:24.212
  • JOEL OSTEEN REMINDS YOU TO NOTLIVE A LIFE OF REGRET. GOD TURNS
  • 00:25:24.212 --> 00:25:26.281
  • LIVE A LIFE OF REGRET. GOD TURNSHOPELESS SITUATIONS AROUND.
  • 00:25:26.281 --> 00:25:27.449
  • HOPELESS SITUATIONS AROUND.ABSOLUTELY NOTHING CAN STOP
  • 00:25:27.449 --> 00:25:29.384
  • ABSOLUTELY NOTHING CAN STOPHIS PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:29.384 --> 00:25:30.585
  • YOUR MISTAKES.
  • 00:25:32.354 --> 00:25:32.988
  • YOUR MISTAKES.> VICTORIA: OUR MISTAKES AND
  • 00:25:32.988 --> 00:25:34.022
  • > VICTORIA: OUR MISTAKES ANDFAILURES ARE NOT A SURPRISE TO
  • 00:25:34.022 --> 00:25:35.924
  • FAILURES ARE NOT A SURPRISE TOGOD. HE KNOWS HOW TO TURN THEM
  • 00:25:35.924 --> 00:25:37.258
  • GOD. HE KNOWS HOW TO TURN THEMAROUND AND STILL GET US TO WHERE
  • 00:25:37.258 --> 00:25:38.393
  • AROUND AND STILL GET US TO WHEREWE NEED TO BE.
  • 00:25:38.393 --> 00:25:39.361
  • WE NEED TO BE.> JOEL: GOD'S MERCY IS BIGGER
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  • > JOEL: GOD'S MERCY IS BIGGERTHAN ANY MISTAKE WE'VE MADE.
  • 00:25:41.129 --> 00:25:42.330
  • THAN ANY MISTAKE WE'VE MADE.REQUEST THIS RESOURCE. IT WILL
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  • REQUEST THIS RESOURCE. IT WILLHELP YOU STAY IN FAITH AND
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  • > ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF
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  • COMES HER NEW DEVOTIONAL,
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  • > VICTORIA: I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT
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  • > VICTORIA: I'M SO EXCITED ABOUTMY NEW DEVOTIONAL, "FEARLESS AND
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  • MY NEW DEVOTIONAL, "FEARLESS ANDFREE". AS YOU READ THESE
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  • FREE". AS YOU READ THESETHOUGHTS, I BELIEVE THAT YOU
  • 00:26:06.955 --> 00:26:08.323
  • THOUGHTS, I BELIEVE THAT YOUWILL MOVE OUT IN FAITH AND
  • 00:26:08.323 --> 00:26:09.724
  • WILL MOVE OUT IN FAITH ANDLIVE THE LIFE GOD INTENDED
  • 00:26:09.724 --> 00:26:11.326
  • LIVE THE LIFE GOD INTENDEDYOU TO LIVE. FEAR IS NOT A
  • 00:26:11.326 --> 00:26:12.894
  • YOU TO LIVE. FEAR IS NOT AFACTOR WHEN YOU TAKE HOLD OF
  • 00:26:12.894 --> 00:26:14.496
  • FACTOR WHEN YOU TAKE HOLD OFGOD'S PROMISES.
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  • GOD'S PROMISES.PICK UP A COPY FOR YOU AND
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  • > ANNCR: "FEARLESS AND FREE"
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  • DOWNLOAD THE FIRST THREEDEVOTIONS FOR FREE AT
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  • > JOEL: I WANT TO PRAY FOR YOU
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  • > JOEL: I WANT TO PRAY FOR YOUAND YOUR FAMILY.
  • 00:26:26.708 --> 00:26:27.609
  • AND YOUR FAMILY.LORD, I LIFT UP ALL OF THOSE
  • 00:26:27.609 --> 00:26:29.377
  • LORD, I LIFT UP ALL OF THOSETHAT ARE WATCHING AND LISTENING.
  • 00:26:29.377 --> 00:26:30.478
  • THAT ARE WATCHING AND LISTENING.I KNOW YOU HAVE THEM IN THE
  • 00:26:30.478 --> 00:26:31.946
  • I KNOW YOU HAVE THEM IN THEPALM OF YOUR HAND.
  • 00:26:31.946 --> 00:26:33.081
  • PALM OF YOUR HAND.LORD, I THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:26:33.081 --> 00:26:34.382
  • LORD, I THANK YOU THAT YOU AREBIGGER THAN ANYTHING THAT'S
  • 00:26:34.382 --> 00:26:36.251
  • BIGGER THAN ANYTHING THAT'STRYING TO STOP THEM. THAT RIGHT
  • 00:26:36.251 --> 00:26:37.952
  • TRYING TO STOP THEM. THAT RIGHTNOW, EVERY FORCE THAT'S COMING
  • 00:26:37.952 --> 00:26:39.421
  • NOW, EVERY FORCE THAT'S COMINGAGAINST THEM WOULD BE BROKEN
  • 00:26:39.421 --> 00:26:41.656
  • AGAINST THEM WOULD BE BROKENIN THE NAME OF JESUS.
  • 00:26:41.656 --> 00:26:42.624
  • IN THE NAME OF JESUS.LORD, I THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:26:42.624 --> 00:26:44.059
  • LORD, I THANK YOU THAT YOU AREPROTECTING THEM AND THEIR
  • 00:26:44.059 --> 00:26:45.694
  • PROTECTING THEM AND THEIRFAMILY. I THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE
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  • FAMILY. I THANK YOU THAT YOU ARERESTORING HEALTH BACK TO THOSE
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  • RESTORING HEALTH BACK TO THOSETHAT NEED IT. RESTORING
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  • THAT NEED IT. RESTORINGRELATIONSHIPS. LORD, MAKE THINGS
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  • RELATIONSHIPS. LORD, MAKE THINGSHAPPEN THAT THEY COULDN'T MAKE
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  • HAPPEN THAT THEY COULDN'T MAKEHAPPEN. LET THEM FEEL THAT
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  • HAPPEN. LET THEM FEEL THATPEACE, THAT JOY, YOUR PRESENCE
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  • PEACE, THAT JOY, YOUR PRESENCEIN A NEW WAY. LORD, EVEN THOUGH
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  • IN A NEW WAY. LORD, EVEN THOUGHIT'S DIFFICULT, I THANK YOU THAT
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  • IT'S DIFFICULT, I THANK YOU THATYOU HAVE ANOINTED THEM; THAT
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  • YOU HAVE ANOINTED THEM; THATTHEY HAVE STRENGTH FOR EVERY
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  • THEY HAVE STRENGTH FOR EVERYBATTLE. AND, LORD, THAT THIS
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  • BATTLE. AND, LORD, THAT THISTOO SHALL PASS. THAT THERE ARE
  • 00:27:05.613 --> 00:27:07.649
  • TOO SHALL PASS. THAT THERE AREGOOD DAYS UP AHEAD.
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  • GOOD DAYS UP AHEAD.I BELIEVE AND DECLARE THAT YOU
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  • I BELIEVE AND DECLARE THAT YOUARE BLESSED, PROSPEROUS, STRONG,
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  • ARE BLESSED, PROSPEROUS, STRONG,TALENTED, REDEEMED, FORGIVEN.
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  • TALENTED, REDEEMED, FORGIVEN.NOT AVERAGE, NOT MEDIOCRE,
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  • NOT AVERAGE, NOT MEDIOCRE,YOU'RE A CHILD OF THE MOST
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  • > ANNCR: STAY CONNECTED AND
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  • > ANNCR: STAY CONNECTED ANDRECEIVE DAILY INSPIRATION BY
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  • RECEIVE DAILY INSPIRATION BYFOLLOWING JOEL OSTEEN ON
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  • FOLLOWING JOEL OSTEEN ONFACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, AND
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  • FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, ANDTWITTER.
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  • TWITTER.FOLLOW JOEL OSTEEN TODAY!
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  • FOLLOW JOEL OSTEEN TODAY!.
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