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Peace With Your Scars

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August 7, 2020
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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 IN
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  • HOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER INOUR AREA PLEASE STOP BY
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  • OUR AREA PLEASE STOP BYAND BE A PART OF ONE
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  • AND BE A PART OF ONEOF OUR SERVICES.
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  • OF OUR SERVICES.THESE ARE THE FINEST PEOPLE
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  • THESE ARE THE FINEST PEOPLEIN ALL OF HOUSTON, TEXAS,
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  • IN ALL OF HOUSTON, TEXAS,RIGHT HERE AT LAKEWOOD.
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  • RIGHT HERE AT LAKEWOOD.WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU
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  • WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOUCOME OUT.
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  • COME OUT.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 GOT CAUGHT SHOPLIFTING
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  • HE GOT CAUGHT SHOPLIFTINGAT THE GROCERY STORE.
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  • AT THE GROCERY STORE.HE WAS AT COURT.
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  • HE WAS AT COURT.THE JUDGE SAID, "SIR,
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  • THE JUDGE SAID, "SIR,I UNDERSTAND YOU STOLE
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  • I UNDERSTAND YOU STOLEA CAN OF PEACHES.
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  • A CAN OF PEACHES.HOW MANY PEACHES WERE
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  • HOW MANY PEACHES WEREIN THAT CAN?"
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  • IN THAT CAN?"HE SAID, "FIVE, YOUR HONOR."
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  • HE SAID, "FIVE, YOUR HONOR."HE SAID, "ALL RIGHT, I'M
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  • HE SAID, "ALL RIGHT, I'MGOING TO GIVE YOU ONE WEEK
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  • GOING TO GIVE YOU ONE WEEKIN JAIL FOR EACH PEACH.
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  • IN JAIL FOR EACH PEACH.YOU HAVE FIVE WEEKS."
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  • YOU HAVE FIVE WEEKS."HIS WIFE STOOD UP AND SAID,
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  • HIS WIFE STOOD UP AND SAID,"YOUR HONOR,
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  • "YOUR HONOR,MAY I SAY SOMETHING?"
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  • MAY I SAY SOMETHING?"HE SAID, "YES, WHAT IS IT?"
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  • HE SAID, "YES, WHAT IS IT?"SHE SAID, "HE STOLE A CAN
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  • SHE SAID, "HE STOLE A CANOF PEAS TOO."
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  • OF PEAS TOO."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
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MINDIS ALERT.
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  • IS ALERT.MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • 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 "PEACE WITH
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  • ABOUT "PEACE WITHYOUR SCARS."
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  • YOUR SCARS."YOU CAN'T LIVE VERY LONG
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  • YOU CAN'T LIVE VERY LONGWITHOUT BEING INJURED, GOING
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  • WITHOUT BEING INJURED, GOINGTHROUGH HURTS AND PAINS.
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  • THROUGH HURTS AND PAINS.SOMETIMES THE WOUND HEALS UP
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  • SOMETIMES THE WOUND HEALS UPAND THERE IS NO SIGN THAT IT
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  • AND THERE IS NO SIGN THAT ITEVER HAPPENED, BUT THERE ARE
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  • EVER HAPPENED, BUT THERE ARECERTAIN WOUNDS THAT ARE
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  • CERTAIN WOUNDS THAT ARESO SEVERE, A CUT SO DEEP.
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  • SO SEVERE, A CUT SO DEEP.THEY HEAL UP, THE PAIN GOES
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  • THEY HEAL UP, THE PAIN GOESAWAY, BUT THEY LEAVE A SCAR,
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  • AWAY, BUT THEY LEAVE A SCAR,SCARS FROM FALLING OFF
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  • SCARS FROM FALLING OFFA BIKE AS A CHILD,
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  • A BIKE AS A CHILD,SCARS FROM THE SURGERY
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  • SCARS FROM THE SURGERYTO REMOVE THE ILLNESS,
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  • TO REMOVE THE ILLNESS,SCARS FROM THE ACCIDENT.
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  • SCARS FROM THE ACCIDENT.THERE ARE PHYSICAL SCARS,
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  • THERE ARE PHYSICAL SCARS,SCARS THAT WE CAN SEE, BUT
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  • SCARS THAT WE CAN SEE, BUTTHERE ARE ALSO INVISIBLE
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  • THERE ARE ALSO INVISIBLESCARS, SCARS THAT COME FROM
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  • SCARS, SCARS THAT COME FROMINNER WOUNDS: SCARRED BY
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  • INNER WOUNDS: SCARRED BYTHE DIVORCE, SCARRED BY WHAT
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  • THE DIVORCE, SCARRED BY WHATSOMEBODY SAID, SCARRED
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  • SOMEBODY SAID, SCARREDBY MISTAKES THAT WE MADE.
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  • BY MISTAKES THAT WE MADE.SO OFTEN WE TRY TO HIDE
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  • SO OFTEN WE TRY TO HIDEOUR SCARS.
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  • OUR SCARS.WE DON'T SEE ANYTHING
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  • WE DON'T SEE ANYTHINGPOSITIVE ABOUT IT.
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  • POSITIVE ABOUT IT.IT REMINDS US OF THE HURT,
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  • IT REMINDS US OF THE HURT,THE SICKNESS, THE BETRAYAL.
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  • THE SICKNESS, THE BETRAYAL.WE WISH THEY'D GO AWAY,
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  • WE WISH THEY'D GO AWAY,BUT WE NEED TO SEE OUR SCARS
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  • BUT WE NEED TO SEE OUR SCARSIN A NEW LIGHT.
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  • IN A NEW LIGHT.GOD DID NOT ALLOW THAT SCAR
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  • GOD DID NOT ALLOW THAT SCARTO DISCOURAGE YOU.
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  • TO DISCOURAGE YOU.HE ALLOWED IT TO REMIND YOU
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  • HE ALLOWED IT TO REMIND YOUOF WHAT HE
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  • OF WHAT HEBROUGHT YOU THROUGH.
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  • BROUGHT YOU THROUGH.WHEN YOU SEE THE SCAR,
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  • WHEN YOU SEE THE SCAR,DON'T THINK OF THE PAIN.
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  • DON'T THINK OF THE PAIN.THINK OF THE GRACE OF GOD.
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  • THINK OF THE GRACE OF GOD.THE SCAR MEANS THE WOUND
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  • THE SCAR MEANS THE WOUNDIS HEALED.
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  • IS HEALED.THE SCAR MEANS THE PAIN
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  • THE SCAR MEANS THE PAINIS OVER AND YOU'RE
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  • IS OVER AND YOU'REMOVING FORWARD.
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  • MOVING FORWARD.THE SCAR MEANS WHAT
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  • THE SCAR MEANS WHATKEPT YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT
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  • KEPT YOU AWAKE AT NIGHTIS NOW BEHIND YOU.
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  • IS NOW BEHIND YOU.DON'T GET BITTER AND LIVE
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  • DON'T GET BITTER AND LIVEIN REGRETS.
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  • IN REGRETS.THAT SCAR IS A REMINDER OF
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  • THAT SCAR IS A REMINDER OFHOW FAITHFUL GOD HAS BEEN.
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  • HOW FAITHFUL GOD HAS BEEN.WITHOUT HIS MERCY THAT
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  • WITHOUT HIS MERCY THATMISTAKE COULD HAVE STOPPED
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  • MISTAKE COULD HAVE STOPPEDYOUR PURPOSE.
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  • YOUR PURPOSE.WITHOUT HIS HEALING THAT
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  • WITHOUT HIS HEALING THATSICKNESS COULD HAVE BEEN
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  • SICKNESS COULD HAVE BEENTHE END.
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  • THE END.WHEN YOU'RE TEMPTED TO GET
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  • WHEN YOU'RE TEMPTED TO GETDISCOURAGED, THINK AN
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  • DISCOURAGED, THINK ANOBSTACLE IS TOO BIG,
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  • OBSTACLE IS TOO BIG,JUST LOOK AT THAT SCAR.
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  • JUST LOOK AT THAT SCAR."GOD, YOU HEALED ME
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  • "GOD, YOU HEALED MEBACK THEN.
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  • BACK THEN.YOU RESTORED MY MARRIAGE.
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  • YOU RESTORED MY MARRIAGE.YOU HELPED ME THROUGH THE
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  • YOU HELPED ME THROUGH THELOSS OF MY LOVED ONE.
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  • LOSS OF MY LOVED ONE.IT WASN'T EASY.
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  • IT WASN'T EASY.IT LEFT A SCAR, BUT THIS SCAR
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  • IT LEFT A SCAR, BUT THIS SCARIS A REMINDER
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  • IS A REMINDEROF YOUR GOODNESS.
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  • OF YOUR GOODNESS.YOU DID IT FOR ME BACK THEN.
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  • YOU DID IT FOR ME BACK THEN.I KNOW YOU'LL DO IT FOR ME
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  • I KNOW YOU'LL DO IT FOR MERIGHT NOW."
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  • RIGHT NOW."IF YOU'LL SEE YOUR SCARS THE
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  • IF YOU'LL SEE YOUR SCARS THERIGHT WAY, THEY'LL BE FUEL
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  • RIGHT WAY, THEY'LL BE FUELFOR YOUR FAITH.
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  • FOR YOUR FAITH.THEY'LL REMIND YOU OF
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  • THEY'LL REMIND YOU OFTHE GOODNESS OF GOD,
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  • THE GOODNESS OF GOD,BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRY
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  • BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRYTO HIDE YOUR SCARS.
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  • TO HIDE YOUR SCARS.YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE
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  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEEMBARRASSED BY WHAT
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  • EMBARRASSED BY WHATYOU'VE BEEN THROUGH.
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  • YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH.YOU CAN BE AT PEACE
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  • YOU CAN BE AT PEACEWITH YOUR SCARS.
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  • WITH YOUR SCARS.NO ONE IN THE SCRIPTURE
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  • NO ONE IN THE SCRIPTUREFULFILLED THEIR DESTINY
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  • FULFILLED THEIR DESTINYWITHOUT SCARS.
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  • WITHOUT SCARS.WE ALL GET WOUNDED.
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  • WE ALL GET WOUNDED.THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE THAT
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  • THINGS HAPPEN IN LIFE THATWE DIDN'T SEE COMING:
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  • WE DIDN'T SEE COMING:AN UNEXPECTED ILLNESS,
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  • AN UNEXPECTED ILLNESS,A LOSS, PEOPLE
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  • A LOSS, PEOPLECOME AGAINST US,
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  • COME AGAINST US,WE MAKE MISTAKES.
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  • WE MAKE MISTAKES.IF YOU'RE GOING TO FULFILL
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  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO FULFILLYOUR DESTINY, INSTEAD OF
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  • YOUR DESTINY, INSTEAD OFBEING DEPRESSED BY WHAT YOU
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  • BEING DEPRESSED BY WHAT YOUWENT THROUGH, INSTEAD OF
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  • WENT THROUGH, INSTEAD OFGOING AROUND IN SELF-PITY
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  • GOING AROUND IN SELF-PITYBECAUSE IT WASN'T FAIR,
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  • BECAUSE IT WASN'T FAIR,HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE.
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  • HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE.THE ENEMY TRIED TO STOP YOU,
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  • THE ENEMY TRIED TO STOP YOU,BUT GOD HEALED YOU.
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  • BUT GOD HEALED YOU.HOW DO YOU KNOW?
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  • HOW DO YOU KNOW?YOU HAVE A SCAR TO PROVE IT.
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  • YOU HAVE A SCAR TO PROVE IT.YOU'RE NOT ASHAMED OF IT.
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  • YOU'RE NOT ASHAMED OF IT.YOU'RE NOT DEPRESSED OVER IT.
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  • YOU'RE NOT DEPRESSED OVER IT.YOU'RE AT PEACE
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  • YOU'RE AT PEACEWITH YOUR SCARS.
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  • WITH YOUR SCARS.YOU KNOW IT WAS THE HAND OF
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  • YOU KNOW IT WAS THE HAND OFGOD PROTECTING YOU, NOT
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  • GOD PROTECTING YOU, NOTLETTING THAT OPPOSITION
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  • LETTING THAT OPPOSITIONDEFEAT YOU.
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  • DEFEAT YOU.THE SCAR DOESN'T HAVE TO
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  • THE SCAR DOESN'T HAVE TOREMIND YOU OF THE PAIN.
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  • REMIND YOU OF THE PAIN.IT CAN REMIND YOU OF
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  • IT CAN REMIND YOU OFTHE GREATNESS OF GOD.
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  • THE GREATNESS OF GOD.THE ENEMY WASN'T ABLE
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  • THE ENEMY WASN'T ABLETO TAKE YOU OUT.
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  • TO TAKE YOU OUT.SURE YOU HAVE A SCAR,
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  • SURE YOU HAVE A SCAR,SURE IT WAS PAINFUL, BUT NOW
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  • SURE IT WAS PAINFUL, BUT NOWYOU'VE COME THROUGH
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  • YOU'VE COME THROUGHHEALED, RESTORED,
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  • HEALED, RESTORED,VINDICATED, BLESSED,
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  • VINDICATED, BLESSED,FULFILLING YOUR PURPOSE.
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  • FULFILLING YOUR PURPOSE.I READ ABOUT A YOUNG LADY.
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  • I READ ABOUT A YOUNG LADY.SHE'D BEEN IN AFRICA
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  • SHE'D BEEN IN AFRICAVOLUNTEERING AT AN ORPHANAGE.
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  • VOLUNTEERING AT AN ORPHANAGE.DRIVING BACK TO THE AIRPORT
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  • DRIVING BACK TO THE AIRPORTSHE WAS IN
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  • SHE WAS INA HEAD-ON COLLISION.
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  • A HEAD-ON COLLISION.VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
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  • VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT.HER FACE WAS CUT FROM THE TOP
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  • HER FACE WAS CUT FROM THE TOPOF HER FOREHEAD, AROUND HER
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  • OF HER FOREHEAD, AROUND HEREYE, DOWN TO HER CHIN.
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  • EYE, DOWN TO HER CHIN.IT TOOK HUNDREDS OF STITCHES
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  • IT TOOK HUNDREDS OF STITCHESTO SEW IT UP.
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  • TO SEW IT UP.SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY,
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  • SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY,LOOKS LIKE A MODEL.
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  • LOOKS LIKE A MODEL.NOW HER FACE WAS FOREVER
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  • NOW HER FACE WAS FOREVERCHANGED, PERMANENTLY SCARRED.
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  • CHANGED, PERMANENTLY SCARRED.AFTER IT HEALED, PEOPLE WERE
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  • AFTER IT HEALED, PEOPLE WERECONCERNED ABOUT HER
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  • CONCERNED ABOUT HERSELF-ESTEEM AND HOW SHE
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  • SELF-ESTEEM AND HOW SHEWAS GOING TO HANDLE IT.
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  • WAS GOING TO HANDLE IT.MUCH TO THEIR SURPRISE
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  • MUCH TO THEIR SURPRISESHE DIDN'T GET BITTER.
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  • SHE DIDN'T GET BITTER.SHE WASN'T DEPRESSED.
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  • SHE WASN'T DEPRESSED.SHE WAS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL.
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  • SHE WAS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL.SHE KNEW SHE COULD HAVE
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  • SHE KNEW SHE COULD HAVEEASILY LOST HER LIFE, AND
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  • EASILY LOST HER LIFE, ANDTHIS WAS SEVERAL YEARS AGO.
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  • THIS WAS SEVERAL YEARS AGO.SOMETIMES SHE'LL GO OUT NOW
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  • SOMETIMES SHE'LL GO OUT NOWWITHOUT WEARING ANY MAKEUP.
  • 00:05:23.012 --> 00:05:23.946
  • WITHOUT WEARING ANY MAKEUP.SHE DOESN'T EVEN TRY
  • 00:05:23.946 --> 00:05:25.681
  • SHE DOESN'T EVEN TRYTO COVER THE SCAR UP.
  • 00:05:25.681 --> 00:05:27.283
  • TO COVER THE SCAR UP.SHE WEARS IT WITH PRIDE.
  • 00:05:27.283 --> 00:05:28.451
  • SHE WEARS IT WITH PRIDE.SHE REALIZED THAT SHE IS
  • 00:05:28.451 --> 00:05:30.653
  • SHE REALIZED THAT SHE ISBLESSED TO BE ALIVE.
  • 00:05:30.653 --> 00:05:32.422
  • BLESSED TO BE ALIVE.YOUR SCARS CAN REMIND YOU OF
  • 00:05:32.422 --> 00:05:34.390
  • YOUR SCARS CAN REMIND YOU OFTHE PAIN OR THEY CAN REMIND
  • 00:05:34.390 --> 00:05:36.759
  • THE PAIN OR THEY CAN REMINDYOU OF THE GRACE OF GOD.
  • 00:05:36.759 --> 00:05:37.960
  • YOU OF THE GRACE OF GOD.ARE YOU AT PEACE WITH YOUR
  • 00:05:37.960 --> 00:05:39.862
  • ARE YOU AT PEACE WITH YOURSCARS OR ARE YOU TRYING TO
  • 00:05:39.862 --> 00:05:42.498
  • SCARS OR ARE YOU TRYING TOHIDE THEM, LIVING GUILTY, MAD
  • 00:05:42.498 --> 00:05:44.300
  • HIDE THEM, LIVING GUILTY, MADAT WHO HURT YOU, BITTER BY
  • 00:05:44.300 --> 00:05:46.169
  • AT WHO HURT YOU, BITTER BYWHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH?
  • 00:05:46.169 --> 00:05:48.337
  • WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH?THOSE SCARS ARE NOT THERE
  • 00:05:48.337 --> 00:05:49.772
  • THOSE SCARS ARE NOT THERETO DEPRESS YOU.
  • 00:05:49.772 --> 00:05:50.406
  • TO DEPRESS YOU.THEY'RE THERE
  • 00:05:50.406 --> 00:05:51.774
  • THEY'RE THERETO ENCOURAGE YOU.
  • 00:05:51.774 --> 00:05:53.443
  • TO ENCOURAGE YOU.THEY ARE REMINDERS OF WHAT
  • 00:05:53.443 --> 00:05:54.477
  • THEY ARE REMINDERS OF WHATGOD BROUGHT YOU THROUGH.
  • 00:05:54.477 --> 00:05:57.180
  • GOD BROUGHT YOU THROUGH.IT MAY HAVE BEEN PAINFUL, IT
  • 00:05:57.180 --> 00:05:59.081
  • IT MAY HAVE BEEN PAINFUL, ITWASN'T FAIR, BUT WITHOUT THE
  • 00:05:59.081 --> 00:06:00.716
  • WASN'T FAIR, BUT WITHOUT THEGOODNESS OF GOD YOU WOULDN'T
  • 00:06:00.716 --> 00:06:02.051
  • GOODNESS OF GOD YOU WOULDN'TBE WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:06:02.051 --> 00:06:03.519
  • BE WHERE YOU ARE.YOU'D STILL BE WOUNDED,
  • 00:06:03.519 --> 00:06:04.787
  • YOU'D STILL BE WOUNDED,YOU'D STILL BE HURTING,
  • 00:06:04.787 --> 00:06:05.855
  • YOU'D STILL BE HURTING,BUT LOOK AT YOU NOW.
  • 00:06:05.855 --> 00:06:07.123
  • BUT LOOK AT YOU NOW.YOU'RE RESTORED.
  • 00:06:07.123 --> 00:06:08.057
  • YOU'RE RESTORED.YOU'RE HEALED.
  • 00:06:08.057 --> 00:06:09.792
  • YOU'RE HEALED.YOU'RE MOVING FORWARD.
  • 00:06:09.792 --> 00:06:11.327
  • YOU'RE MOVING FORWARD.MY FRIEND DA'DRA, ONE OF OUR
  • 00:06:11.327 --> 00:06:12.895
  • MY FRIEND DA'DRA, ONE OF OURWORSHIP LEADERS, DEVELOPED
  • 00:06:12.895 --> 00:06:15.798
  • WORSHIP LEADERS, DEVELOPEDTHIS HUGE GOITER ON HER NECK.
  • 00:06:15.798 --> 00:06:16.866
  • THIS HUGE GOITER ON HER NECK.IT GREW TO THE SIZE
  • 00:06:16.866 --> 00:06:18.434
  • IT GREW TO THE SIZEOF A MAN'S FIST.
  • 00:06:18.434 --> 00:06:20.102
  • OF A MAN'S FIST.IT WAS SO LARGE, SHE WAS IN
  • 00:06:20.102 --> 00:06:21.370
  • IT WAS SO LARGE, SHE WAS INDANGER OF IT BLOCKING
  • 00:06:21.370 --> 00:06:22.839
  • DANGER OF IT BLOCKINGHER WINDPIPE.
  • 00:06:22.839 --> 00:06:24.006
  • HER WINDPIPE.SHE HAD BEEN TO SEVERAL
  • 00:06:24.006 --> 00:06:25.074
  • SHE HAD BEEN TO SEVERALDOCTORS, BUT THEY
  • 00:06:25.074 --> 00:06:26.108
  • DOCTORS, BUT THEYWOULDN'T TOUCH IT.
  • 00:06:26.108 --> 00:06:27.176
  • WOULDN'T TOUCH IT.IT WAS TOO CLOSE TO HER
  • 00:06:27.176 --> 00:06:28.511
  • IT WAS TOO CLOSE TO HERVOCAL CORDS.
  • 00:06:28.511 --> 00:06:29.812
  • VOCAL CORDS.THEY WERE CONCERNED SHE MIGHT
  • 00:06:29.812 --> 00:06:31.347
  • THEY WERE CONCERNED SHE MIGHTLOSE HER VOICE, AND DA'DRA
  • 00:06:31.347 --> 00:06:32.448
  • LOSE HER VOICE, AND DA'DRAIS AN AMAZING SINGER.
  • 00:06:32.448 --> 00:06:33.683
  • IS AN AMAZING SINGER.SHE'S BEEN LEADING WORSHIP
  • 00:06:33.683 --> 00:06:35.318
  • SHE'S BEEN LEADING WORSHIPSINCE A LITTLE CHILD.
  • 00:06:35.318 --> 00:06:36.419
  • SINCE A LITTLE CHILD.AFTER GOING TO SEVERAL
  • 00:06:36.419 --> 00:06:38.354
  • AFTER GOING TO SEVERALDOCTORS, BEING TOLD NO TIME
  • 00:06:38.354 --> 00:06:40.056
  • DOCTORS, BEING TOLD NO TIMEAND TIME AGAIN, SHE WAS AT
  • 00:06:40.056 --> 00:06:42.425
  • AND TIME AGAIN, SHE WAS ATHOME RESEARCHING SURGEONS
  • 00:06:42.425 --> 00:06:44.160
  • HOME RESEARCHING SURGEONSON THE INTERNET.
  • 00:06:44.160 --> 00:06:45.628
  • ON THE INTERNET.THIS DOCTOR FROM NASHVILLE
  • 00:06:45.628 --> 00:06:46.762
  • THIS DOCTOR FROM NASHVILLESTOOD OUT.
  • 00:06:46.762 --> 00:06:48.664
  • STOOD OUT.SOMETHING SAID HE'S THE ONE.
  • 00:06:48.664 --> 00:06:50.233
  • SOMETHING SAID HE'S THE ONE.SHE WENT TO SEE HIM.
  • 00:06:50.233 --> 00:06:51.300
  • SHE WENT TO SEE HIM.HE SAID HE WOULD DO THE
  • 00:06:51.300 --> 00:06:53.436
  • HE SAID HE WOULD DO THESURGERY, BUT IT WAS RISKY.
  • 00:06:53.436 --> 00:06:54.570
  • SURGERY, BUT IT WAS RISKY.HE HAD TO FLY IN ANOTHER
  • 00:06:54.570 --> 00:06:56.205
  • HE HAD TO FLY IN ANOTHERSURGEON TO ASSIST HIM,
  • 00:06:56.205 --> 00:06:57.773
  • SURGEON TO ASSIST HIM,SO COMPLICATED IT WAS GOING
  • 00:06:57.773 --> 00:06:59.108
  • SO COMPLICATED IT WAS GOINGTO TAKE TWO OF THEM.
  • 00:06:59.108 --> 00:07:00.042
  • TO TAKE TWO OF THEM.SHE HAD THE SURGERY.
  • 00:07:00.042 --> 00:07:02.411
  • SHE HAD THE SURGERY.IT WAS COMPLETELY SUCCESSFUL.
  • 00:07:02.411 --> 00:07:03.913
  • IT WAS COMPLETELY SUCCESSFUL.SHE WAS TOLD THAT SHE COULD
  • 00:07:03.913 --> 00:07:05.848
  • SHE WAS TOLD THAT SHE COULDBE OUT UP TO A YEAR,
  • 00:07:05.848 --> 00:07:07.049
  • BE OUT UP TO A YEAR,BUT THREE MONTHS LATER
  • 00:07:07.049 --> 00:07:08.451
  • BUT THREE MONTHS LATERSHE WAS BACK SINGING.
  • 00:07:08.451 --> 00:07:09.752
  • SHE WAS BACK SINGING.SIX MONTHS LATER,
  • 00:07:09.752 --> 00:07:11.521
  • SIX MONTHS LATER,SHE HAD HER FULL RANGE.
  • 00:07:11.521 --> 00:07:13.389
  • SHE HAD HER FULL RANGE.A YEAR LATER, SHE HAD MORE
  • 00:07:13.389 --> 00:07:14.524
  • A YEAR LATER, SHE HAD MORERANGE THAN BEFORE THE
  • 00:07:14.524 --> 00:07:16.559
  • RANGE THAN BEFORE THESURGERY, BUT WHEN DA'DRA
  • 00:07:16.559 --> 00:07:19.529
  • SURGERY, BUT WHEN DA'DRASINGS THERE IS THIS SCAR
  • 00:07:19.529 --> 00:07:21.364
  • SINGS THERE IS THIS SCARACROSS HER NECK.
  • 00:07:21.364 --> 00:07:22.665
  • ACROSS HER NECK.IT'S INTERESTING THAT SHE
  • 00:07:22.665 --> 00:07:24.033
  • IT'S INTERESTING THAT SHEDOESN'T NECESSARILY TRY
  • 00:07:24.033 --> 00:07:25.301
  • DOESN'T NECESSARILY TRYTO COVER IT UP.
  • 00:07:25.301 --> 00:07:26.369
  • TO COVER IT UP.SHE DOESN'T ONLY WEAR
  • 00:07:26.369 --> 00:07:27.870
  • SHE DOESN'T ONLY WEARHIGH-NECK BLOUSES.
  • 00:07:27.870 --> 00:07:28.838
  • HIGH-NECK BLOUSES.SHE'S AT PEACE
  • 00:07:28.838 --> 00:07:30.573
  • SHE'S AT PEACEWITH THAT SCAR.
  • 00:07:30.573 --> 00:07:32.275
  • WITH THAT SCAR.AT ONE TIME IT DIDN'T LOOK
  • 00:07:32.275 --> 00:07:33.142
  • AT ONE TIME IT DIDN'T LOOKGOOD.
  • 00:07:33.142 --> 00:07:34.677
  • GOOD.MONTH AFTER MONTH, SHE DIDN'T
  • 00:07:34.677 --> 00:07:35.945
  • MONTH AFTER MONTH, SHE DIDN'TKNOW WHAT SHE WAS GOING TO
  • 00:07:35.945 --> 00:07:38.514
  • KNOW WHAT SHE WAS GOING TODO, BUT NOW WHEN SHE SEES
  • 00:07:38.514 --> 00:07:41.083
  • DO, BUT NOW WHEN SHE SEESTHAT SCAR SHE'S NOT BITTER,
  • 00:07:41.083 --> 00:07:41.717
  • THAT SCAR SHE'S NOT BITTER,"LOOK WHAT I HAD
  • 00:07:41.717 --> 00:07:42.351
  • "LOOK WHAT I HADTO GO THROUGH.
  • 00:07:42.351 --> 00:07:44.587
  • TO GO THROUGH.LOOK AT THE PAIN I ENDURED."
  • 00:07:44.587 --> 00:07:46.589
  • LOOK AT THE PAIN I ENDURED."THAT SCAR REMINDS HER OF
  • 00:07:46.589 --> 00:07:48.324
  • THAT SCAR REMINDS HER OFTHE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD.
  • 00:07:48.324 --> 00:07:50.293
  • THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD.IT REMINDS HER THAT GOD
  • 00:07:50.293 --> 00:07:51.928
  • IT REMINDS HER THAT GODIS DIRECTING HER STEPS,
  • 00:07:51.928 --> 00:07:53.696
  • IS DIRECTING HER STEPS,BRINGING THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
  • 00:07:53.696 --> 00:07:55.431
  • BRINGING THE RIGHT PEOPLE.THAT GOD BEING FOR HER IS
  • 00:07:55.431 --> 00:07:56.666
  • THAT GOD BEING FOR HER ISMORE THAN ANY FORCE TRYING
  • 00:07:56.666 --> 00:07:58.868
  • MORE THAN ANY FORCE TRYINGTO STOP HER, BUT SOMETIMES
  • 00:07:58.868 --> 00:08:00.036
  • TO STOP HER, BUT SOMETIMESWE HAVE SCARS FROM
  • 00:08:00.036 --> 00:08:01.938
  • WE HAVE SCARS FROMSELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS.
  • 00:08:01.938 --> 00:08:03.606
  • SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS.WE MADE POOR CHOICES.
  • 00:08:03.606 --> 00:08:04.640
  • WE MADE POOR CHOICES.WE HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME
  • 00:08:04.640 --> 00:08:05.441
  • WE HAVE NO ONE TO BLAMEEXCEPT OURSELVES.
  • 00:08:05.441 --> 00:08:07.376
  • EXCEPT OURSELVES.OUR FRESHMAN YEAR OF HIGH
  • 00:08:07.376 --> 00:08:08.744
  • OUR FRESHMAN YEAR OF HIGHSCHOOL, I WAS RUNNING
  • 00:08:08.744 --> 00:08:09.745
  • SCHOOL, I WAS RUNNINGAROUND THE TRACK WITH
  • 00:08:09.745 --> 00:08:11.180
  • AROUND THE TRACK WITHOUR BASKETBALL TEAM.
  • 00:08:11.180 --> 00:08:12.281
  • OUR BASKETBALL TEAM.WE WERE DOING CONDITIONING
  • 00:08:12.281 --> 00:08:13.583
  • WE WERE DOING CONDITIONINGDRILLS AND HAD TO RUN A
  • 00:08:13.583 --> 00:08:15.051
  • DRILLS AND HAD TO RUN ACOUPLE OF MILES.
  • 00:08:15.051 --> 00:08:16.586
  • COUPLE OF MILES.I HAD BEEN PLAYING AROUND
  • 00:08:16.586 --> 00:08:18.321
  • I HAD BEEN PLAYING AROUNDAND FALLEN BEHIND.
  • 00:08:18.321 --> 00:08:19.589
  • AND FALLEN BEHIND.THE TEAM WAS ABOUT A HUNDRED
  • 00:08:19.589 --> 00:08:21.090
  • THE TEAM WAS ABOUT A HUNDREDYARDS IN FRONT OF ME.
  • 00:08:21.090 --> 00:08:21.924
  • YARDS IN FRONT OF ME.THEY TURNED AROUND
  • 00:08:21.924 --> 00:08:23.059
  • THEY TURNED AROUNDAND STARTED TEASING ME.
  • 00:08:23.059 --> 00:08:24.961
  • AND STARTED TEASING ME.WE WERE JUST HAVING FUN.
  • 00:08:24.961 --> 00:08:25.861
  • WE WERE JUST HAVING FUN.WELL, THE COACH WENT
  • 00:08:25.861 --> 00:08:26.862
  • WELL, THE COACH WENTINTO THE FIELDHOUSE.
  • 00:08:26.862 --> 00:08:29.031
  • INTO THE FIELDHOUSE.HE COULDN'T SEE, SO I CUT
  • 00:08:29.031 --> 00:08:31.133
  • HE COULDN'T SEE, SO I CUTACROSS THE FOOTBALL FIELD AND
  • 00:08:31.133 --> 00:08:32.001
  • ACROSS THE FOOTBALL FIELD ANDWAS GOING TO GET WAY OUT
  • 00:08:32.001 --> 00:08:33.302
  • WAS GOING TO GET WAY OUTIN FRONT OF THEM.
  • 00:08:33.302 --> 00:08:34.971
  • IN FRONT OF THEM.WHEN THEY SAW ME TAKE OFF,
  • 00:08:34.971 --> 00:08:36.505
  • WHEN THEY SAW ME TAKE OFF,THEY STARTED LAUGHING.
  • 00:08:36.505 --> 00:08:37.974
  • THEY STARTED LAUGHING.THEY KNEW IF THE COACH SAW ME
  • 00:08:37.974 --> 00:08:40.376
  • THEY KNEW IF THE COACH SAW MEI WOULD BE DONE, BUT JUST AS
  • 00:08:40.376 --> 00:08:41.611
  • I WOULD BE DONE, BUT JUST ASI WAS ABOUT TO MAKE IT TO THE
  • 00:08:41.611 --> 00:08:43.312
  • I WAS ABOUT TO MAKE IT TO THEOTHER SIDE--THERE WAS THIS
  • 00:08:43.312 --> 00:08:45.014
  • OTHER SIDE--THERE WAS THISMETAL DRAIN COVER ON
  • 00:08:45.014 --> 00:08:47.049
  • METAL DRAIN COVER ONTHE GROUND, A BIG GRATE.
  • 00:08:47.049 --> 00:08:48.751
  • THE GROUND, A BIG GRATE.I DIDN'T WANT TO STEP ON IT,
  • 00:08:48.751 --> 00:08:51.053
  • I DIDN'T WANT TO STEP ON IT,SO I STEPPED RIGHT BEFORE IT.
  • 00:08:51.053 --> 00:08:52.888
  • SO I STEPPED RIGHT BEFORE IT.WHAT I COULDN'T SEE IS THE
  • 00:08:52.888 --> 00:08:54.924
  • WHAT I COULDN'T SEE IS THEWATER HAD ERODED THE DIRT
  • 00:08:54.924 --> 00:08:56.158
  • WATER HAD ERODED THE DIRTAND THERE WAS A HOLE ABOUT
  • 00:08:56.158 --> 00:08:57.760
  • AND THERE WAS A HOLE ABOUTA FOOT AND A HALF DEEP.
  • 00:08:57.760 --> 00:08:59.028
  • A FOOT AND A HALF DEEP.THE GRASS HAD GROWN UP,
  • 00:08:59.028 --> 00:09:00.262
  • THE GRASS HAD GROWN UP,AND YOU COULDN'T TELL.
  • 00:09:00.262 --> 00:09:01.497
  • AND YOU COULDN'T TELL.WELL, I STEPPED IN THAT HOLE
  • 00:09:01.497 --> 00:09:03.532
  • WELL, I STEPPED IN THAT HOLEWITH ONE LEG, FELL,
  • 00:09:03.532 --> 00:09:04.967
  • WITH ONE LEG, FELL,AND MY KNEE HIT THE METAL
  • 00:09:04.967 --> 00:09:06.268
  • AND MY KNEE HIT THE METALDRAIN COVER.
  • 00:09:06.268 --> 00:09:07.470
  • DRAIN COVER.I TURNED A SOMERSAULT
  • 00:09:07.470 --> 00:09:08.971
  • I TURNED A SOMERSAULTAND KEPT RUNNING.
  • 00:09:08.971 --> 00:09:09.905
  • AND KEPT RUNNING.THE TEAM, THEY STARTED
  • 00:09:09.905 --> 00:09:10.506
  • THE TEAM, THEY STARTEDLAUGHING.
  • 00:09:10.506 --> 00:09:11.140
  • LAUGHING.THEY THOUGHT THAT WAS SO
  • 00:09:11.140 --> 00:09:12.842
  • THEY THOUGHT THAT WAS SOFUNNY, SO DID I, UNTIL I
  • 00:09:12.842 --> 00:09:14.210
  • FUNNY, SO DID I, UNTIL ILOOKED DOWN AND I COULD SEE
  • 00:09:14.210 --> 00:09:17.146
  • LOOKED DOWN AND I COULD SEEMY KNEECAP OUTSIDE MY SKIN.
  • 00:09:17.146 --> 00:09:19.315
  • MY KNEECAP OUTSIDE MY SKIN.I HAD BROKEN MY KNEECAP, HAD
  • 00:09:19.315 --> 00:09:20.816
  • I HAD BROKEN MY KNEECAP, HADTO HAVE SURGERY, MISSED THE
  • 00:09:20.816 --> 00:09:22.218
  • TO HAVE SURGERY, MISSED THEBASKETBALL SEASON THAT YEAR,
  • 00:09:22.218 --> 00:09:23.886
  • BASKETBALL SEASON THAT YEAR,AND I NEVER TOLD MY COACH
  • 00:09:23.886 --> 00:09:25.421
  • AND I NEVER TOLD MY COACHWHAT REALLY HAPPENED, AND I
  • 00:09:25.421 --> 00:09:27.456
  • WHAT REALLY HAPPENED, AND IHOPE HE'S NOT LISTENING, BUT
  • 00:09:27.456 --> 00:09:30.026
  • HOPE HE'S NOT LISTENING, BUTNOW I HAVE THIS BIG SCAR
  • 00:09:30.026 --> 00:09:31.494
  • NOW I HAVE THIS BIG SCARON MY KNEE.
  • 00:09:31.494 --> 00:09:33.429
  • ON MY KNEE.WHEN I LOOK AT IT, I COULD BE
  • 00:09:33.429 --> 00:09:35.598
  • WHEN I LOOK AT IT, I COULD BEREMINDED OF MY MISTAKE,
  • 00:09:35.598 --> 00:09:36.932
  • REMINDED OF MY MISTAKE,LIVE IN REGRETS,
  • 00:09:36.932 --> 00:09:38.267
  • LIVE IN REGRETS,"WHAT WAS I THINKING?
  • 00:09:38.267 --> 00:09:39.535
  • "WHAT WAS I THINKING?WHY DIDN'T I JUST DO WHAT I
  • 00:09:39.535 --> 00:09:41.203
  • WHY DIDN'T I JUST DO WHAT IWAS SUPPOSED TO?"
  • 00:09:41.203 --> 00:09:42.238
  • WAS SUPPOSED TO?"BUT I HAVE A DIFFERENT
  • 00:09:42.238 --> 00:09:43.239
  • BUT I HAVE A DIFFERENTPERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:09:43.239 --> 00:09:45.207
  • PERSPECTIVE.WHEN I SEE THAT SCAR, I THANK
  • 00:09:45.207 --> 00:09:47.009
  • WHEN I SEE THAT SCAR, I THANKGOD THAT I CAN STILL RUN.
  • 00:09:47.009 --> 00:09:48.978
  • GOD THAT I CAN STILL RUN.I THANK HIM FOR HIS MERCY.
  • 00:09:48.978 --> 00:09:50.012
  • I THANK HIM FOR HIS MERCY.THAT EVEN THOUGH I MADE THE
  • 00:09:50.012 --> 00:09:51.647
  • THAT EVEN THOUGH I MADE THEMISTAKE, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS
  • 00:09:51.647 --> 00:09:53.015
  • MISTAKE, EVEN THOUGH IT WASMY FAULT, HE BROUGHT ME
  • 00:09:53.015 --> 00:09:55.384
  • MY FAULT, HE BROUGHT METHROUGH HEALTHY AND STRONG.
  • 00:09:55.384 --> 00:09:57.453
  • THROUGH HEALTHY AND STRONG.THE TRUTH IS ALL OF US HAVE
  • 00:09:57.453 --> 00:09:59.955
  • THE TRUTH IS ALL OF US HAVESCARS FROM MISTAKES WE MADE.
  • 00:09:59.955 --> 00:10:01.424
  • SCARS FROM MISTAKES WE MADE.MAYBE NOT PHYSICALLY,
  • 00:10:01.424 --> 00:10:03.092
  • MAYBE NOT PHYSICALLY,BUT INVISIBLE SCARS.
  • 00:10:03.092 --> 00:10:04.627
  • BUT INVISIBLE SCARS.WE GOT OFF COURSE.
  • 00:10:04.627 --> 00:10:06.495
  • WE GOT OFF COURSE.WE GAVE IN TO TEMPTATION.
  • 00:10:06.495 --> 00:10:07.530
  • WE GAVE IN TO TEMPTATION.WE HANG AROUND PEOPLE
  • 00:10:07.530 --> 00:10:08.631
  • WE HANG AROUND PEOPLETHAT PULLED US DOWN.
  • 00:10:08.631 --> 00:10:09.465
  • THAT PULLED US DOWN.WE DIDN'T TAKE CARE
  • 00:10:09.465 --> 00:10:10.966
  • WE DIDN'T TAKE CAREOF OUR MARRIAGE.
  • 00:10:10.966 --> 00:10:12.535
  • OF OUR MARRIAGE.WE COULD LET THOSE SCARS
  • 00:10:12.535 --> 00:10:14.937
  • WE COULD LET THOSE SCARSREMIND US OF OUR MISTAKES,
  • 00:10:14.937 --> 00:10:17.139
  • REMIND US OF OUR MISTAKES,GO AROUND GUILTY, OR WE CAN
  • 00:10:17.139 --> 00:10:18.374
  • GO AROUND GUILTY, OR WE CANLET THEM REMIND US
  • 00:10:18.374 --> 00:10:20.242
  • LET THEM REMIND USOF THE GRACE OF GOD.
  • 00:10:20.242 --> 00:10:22.611
  • OF THE GRACE OF GOD.GOD DIDN'T ALLOW THAT SCAR SO
  • 00:10:22.611 --> 00:10:24.080
  • GOD DIDN'T ALLOW THAT SCAR SOYOU CAN CONSTANTLY THINK
  • 00:10:24.080 --> 00:10:25.781
  • YOU CAN CONSTANTLY THINKABOUT YOUR FAILURES.
  • 00:10:25.781 --> 00:10:27.216
  • ABOUT YOUR FAILURES.HE ALLOWED IT SO YOU WOULD
  • 00:10:27.216 --> 00:10:28.818
  • HE ALLOWED IT SO YOU WOULDTHINK ABOUT HIS MERCY,
  • 00:10:28.818 --> 00:10:30.386
  • THINK ABOUT HIS MERCY,HIS FORGIVENESS.
  • 00:10:30.386 --> 00:10:31.721
  • HIS FORGIVENESS.QUIT BEATING YOURSELF UP
  • 00:10:31.721 --> 00:10:33.122
  • QUIT BEATING YOURSELF UPOVER THE PAST.
  • 00:10:33.122 --> 00:10:34.190
  • OVER THE PAST.THE ENEMY IS CALLED
  • 00:10:34.190 --> 00:10:35.658
  • THE ENEMY IS CALLEDTHE ACCUSER.
  • 00:10:35.658 --> 00:10:37.026
  • THE ACCUSER.HE'D LOVE FOR YOU TO LIVE IN
  • 00:10:37.026 --> 00:10:39.562
  • HE'D LOVE FOR YOU TO LIVE INREGRETS, DOWN ON YOURSELF,
  • 00:10:39.562 --> 00:10:41.697
  • REGRETS, DOWN ON YOURSELF,NOT ENJOYING THE GRACE OF GOD
  • 00:10:41.697 --> 00:10:43.265
  • NOT ENJOYING THE GRACE OF GODBECAUSE YOU'RE SO FOCUSED ON
  • 00:10:43.265 --> 00:10:44.767
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE SO FOCUSED ONMISTAKES YOU'VE MADE,
  • 00:10:44.767 --> 00:10:45.968
  • MISTAKES YOU'VE MADE,WHAT YOU DID WRONG,
  • 00:10:45.968 --> 00:10:48.003
  • WHAT YOU DID WRONG,TRYING TO HIDE THE SCARS.
  • 00:10:48.003 --> 00:10:49.672
  • TRYING TO HIDE THE SCARS.THOSE SCARS WEREN'T MEANT
  • 00:10:49.672 --> 00:10:50.973
  • THOSE SCARS WEREN'T MEANTTO BE HIDDEN.
  • 00:10:50.973 --> 00:10:51.741
  • TO BE HIDDEN.YOU HAVE NOTHING
  • 00:10:51.741 --> 00:10:53.042
  • YOU HAVE NOTHINGTO BE ASHAMED OF.
  • 00:10:53.042 --> 00:10:54.376
  • TO BE ASHAMED OF.YOU ARE FORGIVEN.
  • 00:10:54.376 --> 00:10:55.678
  • YOU ARE FORGIVEN.YOU ARE REDEEMED.
  • 00:10:55.678 --> 00:10:57.413
  • YOU ARE REDEEMED.THAT SCAR IS A REMINDER
  • 00:10:57.413 --> 00:10:59.515
  • THAT SCAR IS A REMINDEROF THE MERCY OF GOD.
  • 00:10:59.515 --> 00:11:00.850
  • OF THE MERCY OF GOD.DON'T LET IT BE TURNED INTO
  • 00:11:00.850 --> 00:11:02.118
  • DON'T LET IT BE TURNED INTOSOMETHING THAT MAKES
  • 00:11:02.118 --> 00:11:03.519
  • SOMETHING THAT MAKESYOU FEEL GUILTY.
  • 00:11:03.519 --> 00:11:05.654
  • YOU FEEL GUILTY.GOD HAS DONE TOO MUCH FOR US.
  • 00:11:05.654 --> 00:11:07.490
  • GOD HAS DONE TOO MUCH FOR US.HE'S PAID TOO BIG A PRICE.
  • 00:11:07.490 --> 00:11:09.458
  • HE'S PAID TOO BIG A PRICE.HE HAS BROUGHT YOU TOO FAR
  • 00:11:09.458 --> 00:11:10.392
  • HE HAS BROUGHT YOU TOO FARFOR YOU TO SHRINK BACK
  • 00:11:10.392 --> 00:11:11.627
  • FOR YOU TO SHRINK BACKIN GUILT.
  • 00:11:11.627 --> 00:11:12.928
  • IN GUILT.YOU CAN BE AT PEACE
  • 00:11:12.928 --> 00:11:14.530
  • YOU CAN BE AT PEACEWITH YOUR SCARS.
  • 00:11:14.530 --> 00:11:16.031
  • WITH YOUR SCARS.NOTHING YOU'VE DONE IS
  • 00:11:16.031 --> 00:11:17.633
  • NOTHING YOU'VE DONE ISA SURPRISE TO GOD.
  • 00:11:17.633 --> 00:11:18.801
  • A SURPRISE TO GOD.HE KNEW EVERY MISTAKE
  • 00:11:18.801 --> 00:11:19.902
  • HE KNEW EVERY MISTAKEWE WOULD MAKE.
  • 00:11:19.902 --> 00:11:21.036
  • WE WOULD MAKE.HE KNEW EVERY TIME WE WOULD
  • 00:11:21.036 --> 00:11:22.638
  • HE KNEW EVERY TIME WE WOULDTAKE A WRONG TURN.
  • 00:11:22.638 --> 00:11:24.006
  • TAKE A WRONG TURN.HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED IT
  • 00:11:24.006 --> 00:11:25.074
  • HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED ITIF IT WAS GOING TO KEEP US
  • 00:11:25.074 --> 00:11:26.742
  • IF IT WAS GOING TO KEEP USFROM OUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:11:26.742 --> 00:11:28.077
  • FROM OUR PURPOSE.MY FATHER WAS MARRIED
  • 00:11:28.077 --> 00:11:29.745
  • MY FATHER WAS MARRIEDAT AN EARLY AGE.
  • 00:11:29.745 --> 00:11:31.247
  • AT AN EARLY AGE.UNFORTUNATELY, THE MARRIAGE
  • 00:11:31.247 --> 00:11:32.715
  • UNFORTUNATELY, THE MARRIAGEDIDN'T WORK OUT.
  • 00:11:32.715 --> 00:11:34.216
  • DIDN'T WORK OUT.HE WAS EMBARRASSED.
  • 00:11:34.216 --> 00:11:35.384
  • HE WAS EMBARRASSED.DENOMINATIONAL LEADERS
  • 00:11:35.384 --> 00:11:36.552
  • DENOMINATIONAL LEADERSTOLD HIM THAT HE WOULD
  • 00:11:36.552 --> 00:11:38.587
  • TOLD HIM THAT HE WOULDNEVER PASTOR AGAIN.
  • 00:11:38.587 --> 00:11:39.789
  • NEVER PASTOR AGAIN.WHEN YOU'RE WOUNDED THERE
  • 00:11:39.789 --> 00:11:41.891
  • WHEN YOU'RE WOUNDED THEREWILL ALWAYS BE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:11:41.891 --> 00:11:43.993
  • WILL ALWAYS BE PEOPLE THATINSTEAD OF BEING A HEALER AND
  • 00:11:43.993 --> 00:11:45.194
  • INSTEAD OF BEING A HEALER ANDPOURING THE OIL ON THE
  • 00:11:45.194 --> 00:11:46.996
  • POURING THE OIL ON THEWOUNDS, HELP YOU GET BACK ON
  • 00:11:46.996 --> 00:11:48.731
  • WOUNDS, HELP YOU GET BACK ONYOUR FEET, THEY'LL JUDGE YOU
  • 00:11:48.731 --> 00:11:49.999
  • YOUR FEET, THEY'LL JUDGE YOUBY YOUR MISTAKES.
  • 00:11:49.999 --> 00:11:51.267
  • BY YOUR MISTAKES.THEY'LL TRY TO DISQUALIFY
  • 00:11:51.267 --> 00:11:53.135
  • THEY'LL TRY TO DISQUALIFYYOU, BUT PEOPLE DON'T HAVE
  • 00:11:53.135 --> 00:11:54.436
  • YOU, BUT PEOPLE DON'T HAVETHE FINAL SAY.
  • 00:11:54.436 --> 00:11:55.971
  • THE FINAL SAY.THEY DIDN'T CALL YOU.
  • 00:11:55.971 --> 00:11:56.972
  • THEY DIDN'T CALL YOU.THEY DIDN'T BREATHE LIFE
  • 00:11:56.972 --> 00:11:58.174
  • THEY DIDN'T BREATHE LIFEINTO YOU.
  • 00:11:58.174 --> 00:11:59.708
  • INTO YOU.THEY DIDN'T KNOW YOU BEFORE
  • 00:11:59.708 --> 00:12:00.843
  • THEY DIDN'T KNOW YOU BEFOREYOU WERE FORMED IN YOUR
  • 00:12:00.843 --> 00:12:02.478
  • YOU WERE FORMED IN YOURMOTHER'S WOMB.
  • 00:12:02.478 --> 00:12:03.512
  • MOTHER'S WOMB.PEOPLE MAY HAVE WRITTEN
  • 00:12:03.512 --> 00:12:04.847
  • PEOPLE MAY HAVE WRITTENYOU OFF, BUT DON'T
  • 00:12:04.847 --> 00:12:05.915
  • YOU OFF, BUT DON'TGET DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:12:05.915 --> 00:12:06.682
  • GET DISCOURAGED.GOD HAS ALREADY
  • 00:12:06.682 --> 00:12:08.050
  • GOD HAS ALREADYWRITTEN YOU ON.
  • 00:12:08.050 --> 00:12:09.819
  • WRITTEN YOU ON.HE CHOSE YOU BEFORE YOU
  • 00:12:09.819 --> 00:12:11.053
  • HE CHOSE YOU BEFORE YOUCOULD CHOOSE HIM.
  • 00:12:11.053 --> 00:12:12.454
  • COULD CHOOSE HIM.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS GOD'S
  • 00:12:12.454 --> 00:12:14.023
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS GOD'SCALLING ON YOUR LIFE
  • 00:12:14.023 --> 00:12:15.724
  • CALLING ON YOUR LIFEIS IRREVOCABLE.
  • 00:12:15.724 --> 00:12:17.293
  • IS IRREVOCABLE.THAT MEANS GOD DOESN'T
  • 00:12:17.293 --> 00:12:18.727
  • THAT MEANS GOD DOESN'TCHANGE HIS MIND.
  • 00:12:18.727 --> 00:12:20.062
  • CHANGE HIS MIND.HE'S ALREADY DECIDED
  • 00:12:20.062 --> 00:12:21.497
  • HE'S ALREADY DECIDEDTO SHOW YOU MERCY.
  • 00:12:21.497 --> 00:12:22.998
  • TO SHOW YOU MERCY.HE'S ALREADY DECIDED TO HEAL
  • 00:12:22.998 --> 00:12:24.333
  • HE'S ALREADY DECIDED TO HEALTHE WOUND AND GIVE YOU
  • 00:12:24.333 --> 00:12:25.734
  • THE WOUND AND GIVE YOUANOTHER CHANCE.
  • 00:12:25.734 --> 00:12:27.036
  • ANOTHER CHANCE.DON'T BELIEVE THOSE LIES
  • 00:12:27.036 --> 00:12:28.470
  • DON'T BELIEVE THOSE LIESTHAT "YOU BLEW IT.
  • 00:12:28.470 --> 00:12:29.471
  • THAT "YOU BLEW IT.YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE.
  • 00:12:29.471 --> 00:12:31.473
  • YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE.JUST SIT ON THE SIDELINES."
  • 00:12:31.473 --> 00:12:33.342
  • JUST SIT ON THE SIDELINES."GET BACK IN THE GAME.
  • 00:12:33.342 --> 00:12:34.443
  • GET BACK IN THE GAME.THE SCAR DOESN'T MEAN
  • 00:12:34.443 --> 00:12:35.377
  • THE SCAR DOESN'T MEANYOU'RE FINISHED.
  • 00:12:35.377 --> 00:12:37.046
  • YOU'RE FINISHED.THE SCAR IS A SIGN THAT
  • 00:12:37.046 --> 00:12:38.314
  • THE SCAR IS A SIGN THATYOU'VE BEEN HEALED.
  • 00:12:38.314 --> 00:12:39.448
  • YOU'VE BEEN HEALED.IT'S A SIGN THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:12:39.448 --> 00:12:41.383
  • IT'S A SIGN THAT YOU'REREADY FOR ACTION.
  • 00:12:41.383 --> 00:12:42.785
  • READY FOR ACTION.IF GOD WAS THROUGH WITH YOU,
  • 00:12:42.785 --> 00:12:45.187
  • IF GOD WAS THROUGH WITH YOU,YOU WOULDN'T STILL BE HERE.
  • 00:12:45.187 --> 00:12:45.921
  • YOU WOULDN'T STILL BE HERE.THERE IS SOMETHING
  • 00:12:45.921 --> 00:12:47.423
  • THERE IS SOMETHINGFOR YOU TO DO.
  • 00:12:47.423 --> 00:12:49.091
  • FOR YOU TO DO.YOU HAVE AN ASSIGNMENT.
  • 00:12:49.091 --> 00:12:51.126
  • YOU HAVE AN ASSIGNMENT.SOMEBODY NEEDS WHAT YOU HAVE.
  • 00:12:51.126 --> 00:12:52.928
  • SOMEBODY NEEDS WHAT YOU HAVE.SOMEBODY NEEDS YOUR SMILE.
  • 00:12:52.928 --> 00:12:54.263
  • SOMEBODY NEEDS YOUR SMILE.SOMEBODY NEEDS YOUR LOVE.
  • 00:12:54.263 --> 00:12:56.298
  • SOMEBODY NEEDS YOUR LOVE.SOMEBODY NEEDS YOUR GIFTS.
  • 00:12:56.298 --> 00:12:57.533
  • SOMEBODY NEEDS YOUR GIFTS."NOT ME, JOEL.
  • 00:12:57.533 --> 00:12:58.667
  • "NOT ME, JOEL.I HAVE ALL THESE WOUNDS.
  • 00:12:58.667 --> 00:13:00.202
  • I HAVE ALL THESE WOUNDS.I HAVE ALL THESE SCARS."
  • 00:13:00.202 --> 00:13:01.270
  • I HAVE ALL THESE SCARS."EVERYBODY HAS SCARS.
  • 00:13:01.270 --> 00:13:02.771
  • EVERYBODY HAS SCARS.THE SCARS DON'T
  • 00:13:02.771 --> 00:13:04.039
  • THE SCARS DON'TDISQUALIFY YOU.
  • 00:13:04.039 --> 00:13:05.241
  • DISQUALIFY YOU.THE SCARS PREPARE YOU.
  • 00:13:05.241 --> 00:13:06.709
  • THE SCARS PREPARE YOU.YOU LEARN FROM
  • 00:13:06.709 --> 00:13:08.043
  • YOU LEARN FROMEVERY EXPERIENCE.
  • 00:13:08.043 --> 00:13:09.245
  • EVERY EXPERIENCE.YOU'RE GAINING SOMETHING
  • 00:13:09.245 --> 00:13:09.879
  • YOU'RE GAINING SOMETHINGYOU'RE GOING TO NEED
  • 00:13:09.879 --> 00:13:11.213
  • YOU'RE GOING TO NEEDDOWN THE ROAD.
  • 00:13:11.213 --> 00:13:12.514
  • DOWN THE ROAD.NOTHING YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH
  • 00:13:12.514 --> 00:13:13.883
  • NOTHING YOU'VE BEEN THROUGHHAS BEEN WASTED.
  • 00:13:13.883 --> 00:13:14.683
  • HAS BEEN WASTED.IT'S ALL A PART
  • 00:13:14.683 --> 00:13:16.418
  • IT'S ALL A PARTOF GOD'S PLAN.
  • 00:13:16.418 --> 00:13:17.786
  • OF GOD'S PLAN.SEVERAL YEARS AFTER MY DAD
  • 00:13:17.786 --> 00:13:19.355
  • SEVERAL YEARS AFTER MY DADWAS DIVORCED, HE MET MY
  • 00:13:19.355 --> 00:13:21.457
  • WAS DIVORCED, HE MET MYMOTHER, THEY FELL IN LOVE,
  • 00:13:21.457 --> 00:13:22.291
  • MOTHER, THEY FELL IN LOVE,AND WERE MARRIED
  • 00:13:22.291 --> 00:13:23.459
  • AND WERE MARRIEDFOR OVER 40 YEARS,
  • 00:13:23.459 --> 00:13:24.793
  • FOR OVER 40 YEARS,AND MY FATHER WENT ON
  • 00:13:24.793 --> 00:13:26.629
  • AND MY FATHER WENT ONTO PASTOR GREAT CHURCHES AND
  • 00:13:26.629 --> 00:13:27.963
  • TO PASTOR GREAT CHURCHES ANDMINISTER TO PEOPLE AROUND
  • 00:13:27.963 --> 00:13:29.665
  • MINISTER TO PEOPLE AROUNDTHE WORLD, BUT HE COULD HAVE
  • 00:13:29.665 --> 00:13:31.333
  • THE WORLD, BUT HE COULD HAVELET THAT SCAR STOP HIM.
  • 00:13:31.333 --> 00:13:32.635
  • LET THAT SCAR STOP HIM.EVERY TIME HE LOOKED AT IT,
  • 00:13:32.635 --> 00:13:33.168
  • EVERY TIME HE LOOKED AT IT,HE COULD HAVE THOUGHT,
  • 00:13:33.168 --> 00:13:34.803
  • HE COULD HAVE THOUGHT,"I'M NOT QUALIFIED.
  • 00:13:34.803 --> 00:13:35.938
  • "I'M NOT QUALIFIED.LOOK WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH.
  • 00:13:35.938 --> 00:13:38.007
  • LOOK WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH.I CAN'T MINISTER TO OTHERS,"
  • 00:13:38.007 --> 00:13:39.308
  • I CAN'T MINISTER TO OTHERS,"BUT HE SAW THAT SCAR
  • 00:13:39.308 --> 00:13:40.809
  • BUT HE SAW THAT SCARIN A DIFFERENT LIGHT.
  • 00:13:40.809 --> 00:13:42.912
  • IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT.INSTEAD OF DISCOURAGING HIM,
  • 00:13:42.912 --> 00:13:44.179
  • INSTEAD OF DISCOURAGING HIM,IT REMINDED HIM
  • 00:13:44.179 --> 00:13:46.015
  • IT REMINDED HIMOF THE MERCY OF GOD.
  • 00:13:46.015 --> 00:13:47.917
  • OF THE MERCY OF GOD.INSTEAD OF LIVING CONDEMNED,
  • 00:13:47.917 --> 00:13:49.251
  • INSTEAD OF LIVING CONDEMNED,IT'S JUST THE OPPOSITE.
  • 00:13:49.251 --> 00:13:50.552
  • IT'S JUST THE OPPOSITE.HE WOULD THANK GOD
  • 00:13:50.552 --> 00:13:52.254
  • HE WOULD THANK GODTHAT HE WAS RESTORED.
  • 00:13:52.254 --> 00:13:52.855
  • THAT HE WAS RESTORED.WHY?
  • 00:13:52.855 --> 00:13:53.956
  • WHY?HE WAS AT PEACE
  • 00:13:53.956 --> 00:13:55.858
  • HE WAS AT PEACEWITH HIS SCARS.
  • 00:13:55.858 --> 00:13:57.259
  • WITH HIS SCARS.ARE YOU BEATING YOURSELF UP
  • 00:13:57.259 --> 00:13:59.328
  • ARE YOU BEATING YOURSELF UPOVER THE PAST, NOT PURSUING
  • 00:13:59.328 --> 00:14:00.930
  • OVER THE PAST, NOT PURSUINGDREAMS, NOT PASSIONATE
  • 00:14:00.930 --> 00:14:02.231
  • DREAMS, NOT PASSIONATEABOUT LIFE?
  • 00:14:02.231 --> 00:14:03.732
  • ABOUT LIFE?THE ENEMY KEEPS REMINDING YOU
  • 00:14:03.732 --> 00:14:05.000
  • THE ENEMY KEEPS REMINDING YOUOF THOSE SELF-INFLICTED
  • 00:14:05.000 --> 00:14:06.835
  • OF THOSE SELF-INFLICTEDWOUNDS, HOW YOU BLEW IT.
  • 00:14:06.835 --> 00:14:08.604
  • WOUNDS, HOW YOU BLEW IT.YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE.
  • 00:14:08.604 --> 00:14:10.039
  • YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE.NEXT TIME HE COMES SHOWING
  • 00:14:10.039 --> 00:14:11.307
  • NEXT TIME HE COMES SHOWINGYOU THAT SCAR,
  • 00:14:11.307 --> 00:14:11.974
  • YOU THAT SCAR,TRYING TO MAKE YOU
  • 00:14:11.974 --> 00:14:12.908
  • TRYING TO MAKE YOUFEEL GUILTY,
  • 00:14:12.908 --> 00:14:14.243
  • FEEL GUILTY,JUST TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:14:14.243 --> 00:14:15.477
  • JUST TURN IT AROUND."THIS SCAR REMINDS ME
  • 00:14:15.477 --> 00:14:17.046
  • "THIS SCAR REMINDS MEOF THE MERCY OF GOD.
  • 00:14:17.046 --> 00:14:17.746
  • OF THE MERCY OF GOD.IT REMINDS ME
  • 00:14:17.746 --> 00:14:18.981
  • IT REMINDS METHAT I'M REDEEMED,
  • 00:14:18.981 --> 00:14:21.317
  • THAT I'M REDEEMED,THAT I'M FORGIVEN."
  • 00:14:21.317 --> 00:14:23.485
  • THAT I'M FORGIVEN."I'VE HEARD IT SAID ONLY GOD
  • 00:14:23.485 --> 00:14:25.554
  • I'VE HEARD IT SAID ONLY GODCAN TAKE AN UGLY WOUND
  • 00:14:25.554 --> 00:14:27.323
  • CAN TAKE AN UGLY WOUNDAND TURN IT INTO A SCAR
  • 00:14:27.323 --> 00:14:28.691
  • AND TURN IT INTO A SCAROF BEAUTY.
  • 00:14:28.691 --> 00:14:30.626
  • OF BEAUTY.SOUNDS LIKE A CONTRADICTION.
  • 00:14:30.626 --> 00:14:32.761
  • SOUNDS LIKE A CONTRADICTION.HOW CAN A SCAR BE BEAUTIFUL?
  • 00:14:32.761 --> 00:14:35.064
  • HOW CAN A SCAR BE BEAUTIFUL?WE SEE SCARS AS PAINFUL,
  • 00:14:35.064 --> 00:14:36.365
  • WE SEE SCARS AS PAINFUL,UGLY.
  • 00:14:36.365 --> 00:14:37.333
  • UGLY.WE'D RATHER FORGET.
  • 00:14:37.333 --> 00:14:39.768
  • WE'D RATHER FORGET.WE TRY TO HIDE, BUT OUR GOD
  • 00:14:39.768 --> 00:14:40.903
  • WE TRY TO HIDE, BUT OUR GODKNOWS HOW TO TAKE AN UGLY
  • 00:14:40.903 --> 00:14:43.172
  • KNOWS HOW TO TAKE AN UGLYWOUND, A BITTER DIVORCE, A
  • 00:14:43.172 --> 00:14:44.974
  • WOUND, A BITTER DIVORCE, APAINFUL LOSS, AN UNEXPECTED
  • 00:14:44.974 --> 00:14:47.710
  • PAINFUL LOSS, AN UNEXPECTEDILLNESS AND SOMEHOW CHANGE IT
  • 00:14:47.710 --> 00:14:49.511
  • ILLNESS AND SOMEHOW CHANGE ITINTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:14:49.511 --> 00:14:51.580
  • INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.WE DIDN'T DESERVE THE MERCY.
  • 00:14:51.580 --> 00:14:52.448
  • WE DIDN'T DESERVE THE MERCY.WE DIDN'T SEE HOW IT COULD
  • 00:14:52.448 --> 00:14:53.515
  • WE DIDN'T SEE HOW IT COULDWORK OUT.
  • 00:14:53.515 --> 00:14:55.284
  • WORK OUT.THE ODDS WERE AGAINST US,
  • 00:14:55.284 --> 00:14:56.852
  • THE ODDS WERE AGAINST US,BUT GOD NOT ONLY BROUGHT US
  • 00:14:56.852 --> 00:14:58.687
  • BUT GOD NOT ONLY BROUGHT USTHROUGH, HE TURNED IT INTO
  • 00:14:58.687 --> 00:15:00.689
  • THROUGH, HE TURNED IT INTOA SCAR OF BEAUTY.
  • 00:15:00.689 --> 00:15:01.857
  • A SCAR OF BEAUTY.NOW WHEN WE LOOK AT IT
  • 00:15:01.857 --> 00:15:03.058
  • NOW WHEN WE LOOK AT ITWE'RE SO BLESSED.
  • 00:15:03.058 --> 00:15:04.026
  • WE'RE SO BLESSED.WE'RE SO GRATEFUL.
  • 00:15:04.026 --> 00:15:05.728
  • WE'RE SO GRATEFUL.WE DON'T REMEMBER THE PAIN.
  • 00:15:05.728 --> 00:15:06.328
  • WE DON'T REMEMBER THE PAIN.WE DON'T REMEMBER
  • 00:15:06.328 --> 00:15:07.129
  • WE DON'T REMEMBERTHE HEARTACHE.
  • 00:15:07.129 --> 00:15:08.564
  • THE HEARTACHE.WE REMEMBER THE GOODNESS
  • 00:15:08.564 --> 00:15:09.999
  • WE REMEMBER THE GOODNESSOF GOD.
  • 00:15:09.999 --> 00:15:11.467
  • OF GOD.MY MOTHER HAD POLIO WHEN SHE
  • 00:15:11.467 --> 00:15:13.135
  • MY MOTHER HAD POLIO WHEN SHEWAS A CHILD AND ONE OF HER
  • 00:15:13.135 --> 00:15:14.470
  • WAS A CHILD AND ONE OF HERLEGS IS MUCH SMALLER
  • 00:15:14.470 --> 00:15:15.704
  • LEGS IS MUCH SMALLERTHAN THE OTHER.
  • 00:15:15.704 --> 00:15:17.573
  • THAN THE OTHER.SHE WALKS WITH A LIMP.
  • 00:15:17.573 --> 00:15:19.174
  • SHE WALKS WITH A LIMP.I'VE NEVER HEARD HER COMPLAIN
  • 00:15:19.174 --> 00:15:21.076
  • I'VE NEVER HEARD HER COMPLAINABOUT HER LIMP, NEVER SEEN
  • 00:15:21.076 --> 00:15:21.977
  • ABOUT HER LIMP, NEVER SEENHER DISCOURAGED
  • 00:15:21.977 --> 00:15:23.479
  • HER DISCOURAGEDABOUT HER LEG.
  • 00:15:23.479 --> 00:15:25.180
  • ABOUT HER LEG.WHEN SHE LOOKS AT THAT SCAR,
  • 00:15:25.180 --> 00:15:27.349
  • WHEN SHE LOOKS AT THAT SCAR,SO TO SPEAK, SHE DOESN'T SEE
  • 00:15:27.349 --> 00:15:28.851
  • SO TO SPEAK, SHE DOESN'T SEEIT IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT, "OH,
  • 00:15:28.851 --> 00:15:30.319
  • IT IN A NEGATIVE LIGHT, "OH,LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO ME."
  • 00:15:30.319 --> 00:15:31.720
  • LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO ME."HER ATTITUDE IS, "LORD,
  • 00:15:31.720 --> 00:15:33.322
  • HER ATTITUDE IS, "LORD,THANK YOU THAT I CAN WALK.
  • 00:15:33.322 --> 00:15:33.956
  • THANK YOU THAT I CAN WALK.THANK YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:15:33.956 --> 00:15:36.025
  • THANK YOU FOR YOURGOODNESS IN MY LIFE."
  • 00:15:36.025 --> 00:15:38.394
  • GOODNESS IN MY LIFE."THAT SCAR IS NOT A REMINDER
  • 00:15:38.394 --> 00:15:39.728
  • THAT SCAR IS NOT A REMINDEROF THE PAIN.
  • 00:15:39.728 --> 00:15:41.363
  • OF THE PAIN.IT'S A SCAR OF BEAUTY.
  • 00:15:41.363 --> 00:15:42.898
  • IT'S A SCAR OF BEAUTY.IT REMINDS HER WHAT GOD
  • 00:15:42.898 --> 00:15:43.532
  • IT REMINDS HER WHAT GODBROUGHT HER THROUGH.
  • 00:15:43.532 --> 00:15:46.135
  • BROUGHT HER THROUGH.IN THE SCRIPTURE JACOB HAD A
  • 00:15:46.135 --> 00:15:48.437
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE JACOB HAD ALOT OF SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS.
  • 00:15:48.437 --> 00:15:50.105
  • LOT OF SELF-INFLICTED WOUNDS.HE WAS DISHONEST, WENT
  • 00:15:50.105 --> 00:15:51.673
  • HE WAS DISHONEST, WENTAROUND CHEATING PEOPLE.
  • 00:15:51.673 --> 00:15:52.808
  • AROUND CHEATING PEOPLE.HE TRICKED HIS BROTHER OUT
  • 00:15:52.808 --> 00:15:54.576
  • HE TRICKED HIS BROTHER OUTOF HIS BIRTHRIGHT, COST HIM A
  • 00:15:54.576 --> 00:15:56.445
  • OF HIS BIRTHRIGHT, COST HIM ALOT OF HEARTACHE AND PAIN.
  • 00:15:56.445 --> 00:15:58.514
  • LOT OF HEARTACHE AND PAIN.LATER IN LIFE HE DECIDED
  • 00:15:58.514 --> 00:16:00.049
  • LATER IN LIFE HE DECIDEDTO MAKE A CHANGE.
  • 00:16:00.049 --> 00:16:01.250
  • TO MAKE A CHANGE.HE WENT DOWN TO THE BROOK
  • 00:16:01.250 --> 00:16:03.285
  • HE WENT DOWN TO THE BROOKBY HIMSELF TO GET ALONE
  • 00:16:03.285 --> 00:16:04.453
  • BY HIMSELF TO GET ALONEWITH GOD.
  • 00:16:04.453 --> 00:16:05.954
  • WITH GOD.AN ANGEL APPEARED THAT LOOKED
  • 00:16:05.954 --> 00:16:07.923
  • AN ANGEL APPEARED THAT LOOKEDLIKE A MAN AND WRESTLED
  • 00:16:07.923 --> 00:16:10.025
  • LIKE A MAN AND WRESTLEDWITH JACOB ALL NIGHT.
  • 00:16:10.025 --> 00:16:11.260
  • WITH JACOB ALL NIGHT.THE NEXT MORNING, THE ANGEL
  • 00:16:11.260 --> 00:16:12.628
  • THE NEXT MORNING, THE ANGELWAS ABOUT TO LEAVE.
  • 00:16:12.628 --> 00:16:14.029
  • WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE.JACOB HELD ON TO HIM AND
  • 00:16:14.029 --> 00:16:16.365
  • JACOB HELD ON TO HIM ANDSAID, "I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:16:16.365 --> 00:16:17.966
  • SAID, "I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU GO
  • 00:16:17.966 --> 00:16:19.168
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU GOUNTIL YOU BLESS ME."
  • 00:16:19.168 --> 00:16:21.603
  • UNTIL YOU BLESS ME."THE ANGEL GAVE HIM THE
  • 00:16:21.603 --> 00:16:23.605
  • THE ANGEL GAVE HIM THEBLESSING, AND HE LEFT.
  • 00:16:23.605 --> 00:16:25.407
  • BLESSING, AND HE LEFT.IN THE STRUGGLE JACOB
  • 00:16:25.407 --> 00:16:26.809
  • IN THE STRUGGLE JACOBHURT HIS HIP.
  • 00:16:26.809 --> 00:16:28.143
  • HURT HIS HIP.THE SCRIPTURE SAYS HE
  • 00:16:28.143 --> 00:16:30.345
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS HEWALKED AWAY WITH A LIMP,
  • 00:16:30.345 --> 00:16:32.514
  • WALKED AWAY WITH A LIMP,BUT HE HAD HIS BLESSING.
  • 00:16:32.514 --> 00:16:33.782
  • BUT HE HAD HIS BLESSING.WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:16:33.782 --> 00:16:35.084
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?YOU CAN HAVE A LIMP
  • 00:16:35.084 --> 00:16:36.718
  • YOU CAN HAVE A LIMPAND STILL BE BLESSED.
  • 00:16:36.718 --> 00:16:37.886
  • AND STILL BE BLESSED.YOU CAN HAVE A SCAR
  • 00:16:37.886 --> 00:16:39.721
  • YOU CAN HAVE A SCARAND STILL BE SUCCESSFUL.
  • 00:16:39.721 --> 00:16:41.090
  • AND STILL BE SUCCESSFUL.YOU CAN GO THROUGH A BREAKUP
  • 00:16:41.090 --> 00:16:42.825
  • YOU CAN GO THROUGH A BREAKUPLIKE MY FATHER AND STILL DO
  • 00:16:42.825 --> 00:16:45.627
  • LIKE MY FATHER AND STILL DOGREAT THINGS, BUT TOO OFTEN
  • 00:16:45.627 --> 00:16:47.963
  • GREAT THINGS, BUT TOO OFTENWE THINK OUR SCARS LIMIT US.
  • 00:16:47.963 --> 00:16:48.964
  • WE THINK OUR SCARS LIMIT US.SOME OF THEM WEREN'T EVEN OUR
  • 00:16:48.964 --> 00:16:50.799
  • SOME OF THEM WEREN'T EVEN OURFAULT, SCARRED FROM A TOUGH
  • 00:16:50.799 --> 00:16:52.334
  • FAULT, SCARRED FROM A TOUGHCHILDHOOD, OR SCARRED
  • 00:16:52.334 --> 00:16:53.435
  • CHILDHOOD, OR SCARREDFROM A BREAKUP,
  • 00:16:53.435 --> 00:16:55.471
  • FROM A BREAKUP,SCARRED FROM A ILLNESS.
  • 00:16:55.471 --> 00:16:57.272
  • SCARRED FROM A ILLNESS.THOSE SCARS DON'T HAVE
  • 00:16:57.272 --> 00:16:58.474
  • THOSE SCARS DON'T HAVETO STOP YOU.
  • 00:16:58.474 --> 00:17:00.843
  • TO STOP YOU.THE SCARS ARE YOUR TESTIMONY.
  • 00:17:00.843 --> 00:17:01.743
  • THE SCARS ARE YOUR TESTIMONY.THAT'S YOUR STORY.
  • 00:17:01.743 --> 00:17:03.512
  • THAT'S YOUR STORY.YOU DON'T HAVE TO HIDE THEM.
  • 00:17:03.512 --> 00:17:05.180
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO HIDE THEM.EVERYONE HAS SCARS.
  • 00:17:05.180 --> 00:17:05.914
  • EVERYONE HAS SCARS."WELL, JOEL, I'VE BEEN
  • 00:17:05.914 --> 00:17:07.116
  • "WELL, JOEL, I'VE BEENTHROUGH SO MUCH.
  • 00:17:07.116 --> 00:17:08.750
  • THROUGH SO MUCH.I HAVE SO MANY SCARS.
  • 00:17:08.750 --> 00:17:10.252
  • I HAVE SO MANY SCARS.I DON'T SEE HOW I COULD EVER
  • 00:17:10.252 --> 00:17:12.254
  • I DON'T SEE HOW I COULD EVERACCOMPLISH MY DREAMS."
  • 00:17:12.254 --> 00:17:14.256
  • ACCOMPLISH MY DREAMS."I KNOW SOMEONE THAT HAS MORE
  • 00:17:14.256 --> 00:17:16.058
  • I KNOW SOMEONE THAT HAS MORESCARS THAN YOU, AND HE
  • 00:17:16.058 --> 00:17:17.926
  • SCARS THAN YOU, AND HEFULFILLED HIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:17:17.926 --> 00:17:20.896
  • FULFILLED HIS PURPOSE.HE CAME 2.000 YEARS AGO.
  • 00:17:20.896 --> 00:17:22.564
  • HE CAME 2.000 YEARS AGO.HE WAS BETRAYED BY HIS
  • 00:17:22.564 --> 00:17:24.933
  • HE WAS BETRAYED BY HISFRIENDS, MISUNDERSTOOD
  • 00:17:24.933 --> 00:17:26.201
  • FRIENDS, MISUNDERSTOODBY HIS FAMILY.
  • 00:17:26.201 --> 00:17:27.169
  • BY HIS FAMILY.HE WAS FORCED TO WEAR
  • 00:17:27.169 --> 00:17:28.704
  • HE WAS FORCED TO WEARA CROWN OF THORNS.
  • 00:17:28.704 --> 00:17:30.472
  • A CROWN OF THORNS.HIS HANDS AND FEET WERE
  • 00:17:30.472 --> 00:17:31.874
  • HIS HANDS AND FEET WEREPIERCED WHERE THEY NAILED HIM
  • 00:17:31.874 --> 00:17:33.709
  • PIERCED WHERE THEY NAILED HIMTO A CROSS, HAD A BIG GOUGE
  • 00:17:33.709 --> 00:17:35.744
  • TO A CROSS, HAD A BIG GOUGEIN HIS SIDE FROM A SPEAR.
  • 00:17:35.744 --> 00:17:37.546
  • IN HIS SIDE FROM A SPEAR.HIS BACK WAS LASHED WITH
  • 00:17:37.546 --> 00:17:39.114
  • HIS BACK WAS LASHED WITH39 STRIPES.
  • 00:17:39.114 --> 00:17:40.482
  • 39 STRIPES.WHO IS MORE SCARRED
  • 00:17:40.482 --> 00:17:42.184
  • WHO IS MORE SCARREDTHAN OUR SAVIOR?
  • 00:17:42.184 --> 00:17:44.153
  • THAN OUR SAVIOR?WHAT AMAZES ME IS WHEN JESUS
  • 00:17:44.153 --> 00:17:45.821
  • WHAT AMAZES ME IS WHEN JESUSROSE FROM THE DEAD, WHEN HE
  • 00:17:45.821 --> 00:17:47.589
  • ROSE FROM THE DEAD, WHEN HECAME UP OUT OF THE GRAVE, YOU
  • 00:17:47.589 --> 00:17:48.557
  • CAME UP OUT OF THE GRAVE, YOUWOULD THINK HE WOULD BE
  • 00:17:48.557 --> 00:17:50.692
  • WOULD THINK HE WOULD BECOMPLETELY HEALED, EVERYTHING
  • 00:17:50.692 --> 00:17:52.561
  • COMPLETELY HEALED, EVERYTHINGRESTORED BACK TO NORMAL.
  • 00:17:52.561 --> 00:17:54.062
  • RESTORED BACK TO NORMAL.BUT EVEN THOUGH RESURRECTION
  • 00:17:54.062 --> 00:17:55.931
  • BUT EVEN THOUGH RESURRECTIONPOWER CAUSED HIM TO COME BACK
  • 00:17:55.931 --> 00:17:59.034
  • POWER CAUSED HIM TO COME BACKTO LIFE, HE STILL HAD SCARS.
  • 00:17:59.034 --> 00:18:00.469
  • TO LIFE, HE STILL HAD SCARS.THIS IS SIGNIFICANT
  • 00:18:00.469 --> 00:18:01.837
  • THIS IS SIGNIFICANTBECAUSE GOD COULD HAVE
  • 00:18:01.837 --> 00:18:03.372
  • BECAUSE GOD COULD HAVETAKEN THEM AWAY.
  • 00:18:03.372 --> 00:18:04.439
  • TAKEN THEM AWAY.THE SCRIPTURE EVEN TALKS
  • 00:18:04.439 --> 00:18:05.707
  • THE SCRIPTURE EVEN TALKSABOUT HOW WHEN WE GET TO
  • 00:18:05.707 --> 00:18:06.875
  • ABOUT HOW WHEN WE GET TOHEAVEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:18:06.875 --> 00:18:09.211
  • HEAVEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVENEW BODIES, NO SCARS.
  • 00:18:09.211 --> 00:18:11.079
  • NEW BODIES, NO SCARS.GOD COULD HAVE MADE HIS SKIN
  • 00:18:11.079 --> 00:18:13.282
  • GOD COULD HAVE MADE HIS SKINLIKE NEW, BUT ON PURPOSE HE
  • 00:18:13.282 --> 00:18:14.950
  • LIKE NEW, BUT ON PURPOSE HELEFT THE SCARS.
  • 00:18:14.950 --> 00:18:16.919
  • LEFT THE SCARS.MAYBE, IN PART, IT WAS
  • 00:18:16.919 --> 00:18:19.054
  • MAYBE, IN PART, IT WASTO SHOW US THAT IT'S OKAY
  • 00:18:19.054 --> 00:18:20.455
  • TO SHOW US THAT IT'S OKAYTO HAVE SCARS.
  • 00:18:20.455 --> 00:18:21.290
  • TO HAVE SCARS.IT'S OKAY THAT YOU'VE
  • 00:18:21.290 --> 00:18:22.491
  • IT'S OKAY THAT YOU'VEMADE MISTAKES.
  • 00:18:22.491 --> 00:18:23.392
  • MADE MISTAKES.IT'S OKAY THAT PEOPLE
  • 00:18:23.392 --> 00:18:24.393
  • IT'S OKAY THAT PEOPLEBETRAYED YOU.
  • 00:18:24.393 --> 00:18:25.527
  • BETRAYED YOU.IT'S OKAY THAT YOU LOST
  • 00:18:25.527 --> 00:18:26.795
  • IT'S OKAY THAT YOU LOSTTHAT LOVED ONE.
  • 00:18:26.795 --> 00:18:28.430
  • THAT LOVED ONE.YOU CAN BE AT PEACE WITH YOUR
  • 00:18:28.430 --> 00:18:30.499
  • YOU CAN BE AT PEACE WITH YOURSCARS KNOWING THAT WE ARE
  • 00:18:30.499 --> 00:18:32.100
  • SCARS KNOWING THAT WE AREWORSHIPING A SAVIOR
  • 00:18:32.100 --> 00:18:33.936
  • WORSHIPING A SAVIORWHO HAS SCARS.
  • 00:18:33.936 --> 00:18:35.671
  • WHO HAS SCARS.GOD IS SAYING DON'T LET THE
  • 00:18:35.671 --> 00:18:37.339
  • GOD IS SAYING DON'T LET THEDISAPPOINTMENTS, WHAT DIDN'T
  • 00:18:37.339 --> 00:18:39.675
  • DISAPPOINTMENTS, WHAT DIDN'TWORK OUT, WHO HURT YOU OR
  • 00:18:39.675 --> 00:18:41.577
  • WORK OUT, WHO HURT YOU OREVEN YOUR OWN MISTAKES
  • 00:18:41.577 --> 00:18:43.779
  • EVEN YOUR OWN MISTAKESCAUSE YOU TO SETTLE IN LIFE,
  • 00:18:43.779 --> 00:18:45.480
  • CAUSE YOU TO SETTLE IN LIFE,LOSE YOUR PASSION.
  • 00:18:45.480 --> 00:18:47.282
  • LOSE YOUR PASSION.OUR SAVIOR HAS SCARS,
  • 00:18:47.282 --> 00:18:49.051
  • OUR SAVIOR HAS SCARS,BUT HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD.
  • 00:18:49.051 --> 00:18:50.919
  • BUT HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD.JESUS HAS SCARS, BUT HE'S AT
  • 00:18:50.919 --> 00:18:52.688
  • JESUS HAS SCARS, BUT HE'S ATTHE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER.
  • 00:18:52.688 --> 00:18:54.056
  • THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER.WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOUR
  • 00:18:54.056 --> 00:18:56.892
  • WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOURSCARS DISQUALIFY YOU?
  • 00:18:56.892 --> 00:18:58.160
  • SCARS DISQUALIFY YOU?BUT WE ALL WANT THE SCARS
  • 00:18:58.160 --> 00:18:59.628
  • BUT WE ALL WANT THE SCARSTO GO AWAY.
  • 00:18:59.628 --> 00:19:00.929
  • TO GO AWAY.WE DON'T WANT ANY REMINDER OF
  • 00:19:00.929 --> 00:19:02.631
  • WE DON'T WANT ANY REMINDER OFTHE HURT, THE SICKNESS, THE
  • 00:19:02.631 --> 00:19:05.100
  • THE HURT, THE SICKNESS, THEBETRAYAL, BUT I CAN'T PROMISE
  • 00:19:05.100 --> 00:19:07.502
  • BETRAYAL, BUT I CAN'T PROMISEYOU THE SCARS WILL GO AWAY.
  • 00:19:07.502 --> 00:19:09.705
  • YOU THE SCARS WILL GO AWAY.SOME OF THEM LAST A LIFETIME,
  • 00:19:09.705 --> 00:19:11.707
  • SOME OF THEM LAST A LIFETIME,BUT I CAN PROMISE YOU THEY
  • 00:19:11.707 --> 00:19:12.841
  • BUT I CAN PROMISE YOU THEYDON'T HAVE TO KEEP YOU
  • 00:19:12.841 --> 00:19:14.509
  • DON'T HAVE TO KEEP YOUFROM YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:19:14.509 --> 00:19:15.911
  • FROM YOUR DESTINY.YOU HAVE TO BE AT PEACE
  • 00:19:15.911 --> 00:19:16.712
  • YOU HAVE TO BE AT PEACEWITH YOUR SCARS.
  • 00:19:16.712 --> 00:19:18.714
  • WITH YOUR SCARS.THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS IN
  • 00:19:18.714 --> 00:19:20.882
  • THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS INLIFE WE DON'T UNDERSTAND: WHY
  • 00:19:20.882 --> 00:19:22.684
  • LIFE WE DON'T UNDERSTAND: WHYWE CAME DOWN WITH AN ILLNESS,
  • 00:19:22.684 --> 00:19:24.353
  • WE CAME DOWN WITH AN ILLNESS,WHY WE LOST A LOVED ONE,
  • 00:19:24.353 --> 00:19:26.355
  • WHY WE LOST A LOVED ONE,WHY WE WALK WITH A LIMP.
  • 00:19:26.355 --> 00:19:27.923
  • WHY WE WALK WITH A LIMP.THOSE SCARS ARE NOT THERE
  • 00:19:27.923 --> 00:19:29.157
  • THOSE SCARS ARE NOT THERETO HOLD YOU BACK.
  • 00:19:29.157 --> 00:19:30.659
  • TO HOLD YOU BACK.THEY ARE REMINDERS OF THE
  • 00:19:30.659 --> 00:19:32.361
  • THEY ARE REMINDERS OF THEGRACE OF GOD, OF WHAT HE'S
  • 00:19:32.361 --> 00:19:34.062
  • GRACE OF GOD, OF WHAT HE'SBROUGHT YOU THROUGH, AND IT'S
  • 00:19:34.062 --> 00:19:35.430
  • BROUGHT YOU THROUGH, AND IT'SVERY POWERFUL WHEN YOU CAN
  • 00:19:35.430 --> 00:19:38.133
  • VERY POWERFUL WHEN YOU CANSAY, "I WORSHIP A SAVIOR
  • 00:19:38.133 --> 00:19:39.468
  • SAY, "I WORSHIP A SAVIORWHO HAS SCARS.
  • 00:19:39.468 --> 00:19:40.802
  • WHO HAS SCARS.SINCE HE HAS SCARS,
  • 00:19:40.802 --> 00:19:41.637
  • SINCE HE HAS SCARS,YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:19:41.637 --> 00:19:43.538
  • YOU KNOW WHAT?I'M OKAY WITH MY SCARS.
  • 00:19:43.538 --> 00:19:45.073
  • I'M OKAY WITH MY SCARS.I'M NOT GOING TO LIVE BITTER
  • 00:19:45.073 --> 00:19:46.308
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LIVE BITTERBECAUSE OF A DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:19:46.308 --> 00:19:47.909
  • BECAUSE OF A DISAPPOINTMENT.I'M NOT GOING TO GO AROUND IN
  • 00:19:47.909 --> 00:19:49.811
  • I'M NOT GOING TO GO AROUND INREGRETS, BEATING MYSELF UP
  • 00:19:49.811 --> 00:19:51.446
  • REGRETS, BEATING MYSELF UPOVER PAST MISTAKES.
  • 00:19:51.446 --> 00:19:52.514
  • OVER PAST MISTAKES.I'M NOT GOING TO BE SOUR
  • 00:19:52.514 --> 00:19:53.215
  • I'M NOT GOING TO BE SOURBECAUSE I HAD THIS
  • 00:19:53.215 --> 00:19:54.316
  • BECAUSE I HAD THISDISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:19:54.316 --> 00:19:57.019
  • DISAPPOINTMENT.I'M AT PEACE WITH MY SCARS."
  • 00:19:57.019 --> 00:19:58.620
  • I'M AT PEACE WITH MY SCARS."AFTER THE RESURRECTION, THE
  • 00:19:58.620 --> 00:20:00.255
  • AFTER THE RESURRECTION, THEDISCIPLES WERE IN A ROOM
  • 00:20:00.255 --> 00:20:01.823
  • DISCIPLES WERE IN A ROOMTOGETHER AFRAID.
  • 00:20:01.823 --> 00:20:03.258
  • TOGETHER AFRAID.THEY HAD THE DOORS LOCKED,
  • 00:20:03.258 --> 00:20:05.694
  • THEY HAD THE DOORS LOCKED,WHEN JESUS SUDDENLY APPEARED.
  • 00:20:05.694 --> 00:20:07.929
  • WHEN JESUS SUDDENLY APPEARED.JOHN 20 SAYS HE HELD OUT HIS
  • 00:20:07.929 --> 00:20:09.298
  • JOHN 20 SAYS HE HELD OUT HISHANDS FOR THEM TO SEE
  • 00:20:09.298 --> 00:20:10.499
  • HANDS FOR THEM TO SEEHIS SCARS.
  • 00:20:10.499 --> 00:20:12.134
  • HIS SCARS.HE SHOWED THEM THE WOUNDS
  • 00:20:12.134 --> 00:20:13.702
  • HE SHOWED THEM THE WOUNDSON HIS SIDE.
  • 00:20:13.702 --> 00:20:15.437
  • ON HIS SIDE.THOMAS WASN'T THERE THAT DAY,
  • 00:20:15.437 --> 00:20:17.072
  • THOMAS WASN'T THERE THAT DAY,AND WHEN THEY TOLD HIM THAT
  • 00:20:17.072 --> 00:20:19.007
  • AND WHEN THEY TOLD HIM THATTHEY HAD SEEN THE LORD HE
  • 00:20:19.007 --> 00:20:20.042
  • THEY HAD SEEN THE LORD HETHOUGHT THEY WERE JUST
  • 00:20:20.042 --> 00:20:21.376
  • THOUGHT THEY WERE JUSTDISTRAUGHT AND PROBABLY SAW
  • 00:20:21.376 --> 00:20:23.478
  • DISTRAUGHT AND PROBABLY SAWHIM IN THEIR IMAGINATION.
  • 00:20:23.478 --> 00:20:24.379
  • HIM IN THEIR IMAGINATION.HE SAID, "I'M NOT GOING TO
  • 00:20:24.379 --> 00:20:26.381
  • HE SAID, "I'M NOT GOING TOBELIEVE UNTIL I FEEL THE NAIL
  • 00:20:26.381 --> 00:20:27.849
  • BELIEVE UNTIL I FEEL THE NAILPRINTS IN HIS HANDS,
  • 00:20:27.849 --> 00:20:29.284
  • PRINTS IN HIS HANDS,UNTIL I TOUCH THE WOUND
  • 00:20:29.284 --> 00:20:30.786
  • UNTIL I TOUCH THE WOUNDON HIS SIDE."
  • 00:20:30.786 --> 00:20:31.953
  • ON HIS SIDE."A WEEK LATER,
  • 00:20:31.953 --> 00:20:33.622
  • A WEEK LATER,JESUS APPEARED AGAIN.
  • 00:20:33.622 --> 00:20:35.791
  • JESUS APPEARED AGAIN.THIS TIME THOMAS WAS THERE.
  • 00:20:35.791 --> 00:20:37.526
  • THIS TIME THOMAS WAS THERE.JESUS WENT OVER TO HIM, HELD
  • 00:20:37.526 --> 00:20:38.727
  • JESUS WENT OVER TO HIM, HELDOUT HIS HANDS, AND SAID,
  • 00:20:38.727 --> 00:20:41.330
  • OUT HIS HANDS, AND SAID,"THOMAS, TOUCH MY SCARS.
  • 00:20:41.330 --> 00:20:43.665
  • "THOMAS, TOUCH MY SCARS.FEEL THE WOUND ON MY SIDE."
  • 00:20:43.665 --> 00:20:45.200
  • FEEL THE WOUND ON MY SIDE."THOMAS FELL DOWN, "LORD,
  • 00:20:45.200 --> 00:20:46.835
  • THOMAS FELL DOWN, "LORD,I BELIEVE."
  • 00:20:46.835 --> 00:20:48.970
  • I BELIEVE."MAYBE SOMEONE NEEDS TO TOUCH
  • 00:20:48.970 --> 00:20:51.039
  • MAYBE SOMEONE NEEDS TO TOUCHYOUR SCARS TO BELIEVE.
  • 00:20:51.039 --> 00:20:52.641
  • YOUR SCARS TO BELIEVE.MAYBE THEY NEED TO HEAR HOW
  • 00:20:52.641 --> 00:20:53.909
  • MAYBE THEY NEED TO HEAR HOWGOD BROUGHT YOU THROUGH THE
  • 00:20:53.909 --> 00:20:55.711
  • GOD BROUGHT YOU THROUGH THEDIFFICULTY, HOW GOD GAVE YOU
  • 00:20:55.711 --> 00:20:57.846
  • DIFFICULTY, HOW GOD GAVE YOUYOUR VOICE BACK LIKE DA'DRA,
  • 00:20:57.846 --> 00:20:59.014
  • YOUR VOICE BACK LIKE DA'DRA,HOW GOD RESTORED YOU
  • 00:20:59.014 --> 00:21:00.148
  • HOW GOD RESTORED YOUAND GAVE YOU A NEW BEGINNING
  • 00:21:00.148 --> 00:21:02.117
  • AND GAVE YOU A NEW BEGINNINGLIKE MY FATHER.
  • 00:21:02.117 --> 00:21:03.719
  • LIKE MY FATHER.DON'T HIDE YOUR SCARS.
  • 00:21:03.719 --> 00:21:05.320
  • DON'T HIDE YOUR SCARS.SHOW YOUR SCARS.
  • 00:21:05.320 --> 00:21:06.054
  • SHOW YOUR SCARS.THERE IS HEALING
  • 00:21:06.054 --> 00:21:07.289
  • THERE IS HEALINGIN YOUR SCARS.
  • 00:21:07.289 --> 00:21:08.256
  • IN YOUR SCARS.THERE IS RESTORATION
  • 00:21:08.256 --> 00:21:09.524
  • THERE IS RESTORATIONIN YOUR SCARS.
  • 00:21:09.524 --> 00:21:11.526
  • IN YOUR SCARS.YOUR SCARS CAN INSPIRE
  • 00:21:11.526 --> 00:21:13.795
  • YOUR SCARS CAN INSPIRESOMEONE TO BELIEVE.
  • 00:21:13.795 --> 00:21:14.963
  • SOMEONE TO BELIEVE.PEOPLE ALL AROUND US
  • 00:21:14.963 --> 00:21:16.064
  • PEOPLE ALL AROUND USARE WOUNDED.
  • 00:21:16.064 --> 00:21:16.732
  • ARE WOUNDED.THEY'RE HURTING.
  • 00:21:16.732 --> 00:21:17.399
  • THEY'RE HURTING.THEY'RE DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:21:17.399 --> 00:21:18.033
  • THEY'RE DISCOURAGED.THEY'RE LONELY.
  • 00:21:18.033 --> 00:21:19.267
  • THEY'RE LONELY.LIKE THE DISCIPLES, THEY
  • 00:21:19.267 --> 00:21:20.135
  • LIKE THE DISCIPLES, THEYDON'T KNOW HOW THEY'RE GOING
  • 00:21:20.135 --> 00:21:22.070
  • DON'T KNOW HOW THEY'RE GOINGTO MAKE IT, BUT WHEN THEY SEE
  • 00:21:22.070 --> 00:21:23.872
  • TO MAKE IT, BUT WHEN THEY SEEYOUR SCARS, WHEN THEY HEAR
  • 00:21:23.872 --> 00:21:26.575
  • YOUR SCARS, WHEN THEY HEARHOW GOD HEALED YOU, RESTORED
  • 00:21:26.575 --> 00:21:27.976
  • HOW GOD HEALED YOU, RESTOREDYOU, BLESSED YOU THAT WILL
  • 00:21:27.976 --> 00:21:29.311
  • YOU, BLESSED YOU THAT WILLBREATHE NEW LIFE BACK
  • 00:21:29.311 --> 00:21:30.979
  • BREATHE NEW LIFE BACKINTO THEIR SPIRITS.
  • 00:21:30.979 --> 00:21:32.714
  • INTO THEIR SPIRITS.ARE YOU HIDING YOUR SCARS,
  • 00:21:32.714 --> 00:21:33.648
  • ARE YOU HIDING YOUR SCARS,EMBARRASSED BY WHAT YOU'VE
  • 00:21:33.648 --> 00:21:35.183
  • EMBARRASSED BY WHAT YOU'VEBEEN THROUGH, BITTER OVER
  • 00:21:35.183 --> 00:21:36.785
  • BEEN THROUGH, BITTER OVERWHO HURT YOU?
  • 00:21:36.785 --> 00:21:38.653
  • WHO HURT YOU?GOD DIDN'T SHOW YOU MERCY
  • 00:21:38.653 --> 00:21:40.322
  • GOD DIDN'T SHOW YOU MERCYJUST FOR YOUR SAKE.
  • 00:21:40.322 --> 00:21:41.356
  • JUST FOR YOUR SAKE.THOSE SCARS ARE
  • 00:21:41.356 --> 00:21:42.691
  • THOSE SCARS AREFOR SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:21:42.691 --> 00:21:44.393
  • FOR SOMEBODY ELSE.HE TURNED THAT AROUND BECAUSE
  • 00:21:44.393 --> 00:21:46.428
  • HE TURNED THAT AROUND BECAUSEHE KNOWS HE CAN TRUST YOU
  • 00:21:46.428 --> 00:21:48.130
  • HE KNOWS HE CAN TRUST YOUWITH SCARS.
  • 00:21:48.130 --> 00:21:49.865
  • WITH SCARS.WHEN JESUS FIRST AROSE,
  • 00:21:49.865 --> 00:21:51.600
  • WHEN JESUS FIRST AROSE,HE APPEARED TO MARY MAGDALENE
  • 00:21:51.600 --> 00:21:53.068
  • HE APPEARED TO MARY MAGDALENEAT THE GARDEN TOMB.
  • 00:21:53.068 --> 00:21:54.436
  • AT THE GARDEN TOMB.WHEN SHE RECOGNIZED HIM,
  • 00:21:54.436 --> 00:21:55.771
  • WHEN SHE RECOGNIZED HIM,SHE WENT TO HUG HIM,
  • 00:21:55.771 --> 00:21:57.305
  • SHE WENT TO HUG HIM,BUT JESUS SAID, "STOP.
  • 00:21:57.305 --> 00:21:59.107
  • BUT JESUS SAID, "STOP.DON'T TOUCH ME YET."
  • 00:21:59.107 --> 00:22:00.876
  • DON'T TOUCH ME YET."HE HAD NOT YET ASCENDED TO
  • 00:22:00.876 --> 00:22:02.277
  • HE HAD NOT YET ASCENDED TOTHE FATHER TO PRESENT THE
  • 00:22:02.277 --> 00:22:04.312
  • THE FATHER TO PRESENT THESACRIFICE, AND THERE ARE
  • 00:22:04.312 --> 00:22:06.381
  • SACRIFICE, AND THERE ARETIMES WHEN YOU'RE NOT READY
  • 00:22:06.381 --> 00:22:07.382
  • TIMES WHEN YOU'RE NOT READYFOR PEOPLE TO TOUCH
  • 00:22:07.382 --> 00:22:08.683
  • FOR PEOPLE TO TOUCHYOUR SCARS.
  • 00:22:08.683 --> 00:22:09.651
  • YOUR SCARS.YOU'RE STILL GOING THROUGH
  • 00:22:09.651 --> 00:22:10.886
  • YOU'RE STILL GOING THROUGHTHE HEALING PROCESS.
  • 00:22:10.886 --> 00:22:12.320
  • THE HEALING PROCESS.A SCAR DOESN'T HAPPEN
  • 00:22:12.320 --> 00:22:13.255
  • A SCAR DOESN'T HAPPENOVERNIGHT.
  • 00:22:13.255 --> 00:22:14.656
  • OVERNIGHT.TAKES TIME.
  • 00:22:14.656 --> 00:22:15.891
  • TAKES TIME.YOU MAY BE IN A DIFFICULT
  • 00:22:15.891 --> 00:22:17.426
  • YOU MAY BE IN A DIFFICULTSITUATION AND YOU'RE
  • 00:22:17.426 --> 00:22:18.727
  • SITUATION AND YOU'REWAITING TO BE HEALED,
  • 00:22:18.727 --> 00:22:20.095
  • WAITING TO BE HEALED,WAITING TO BE RESTORED.
  • 00:22:20.095 --> 00:22:22.164
  • WAITING TO BE RESTORED.THE WOUND IS STILL PAINFUL.
  • 00:22:22.164 --> 00:22:24.166
  • THE WOUND IS STILL PAINFUL.LIKE WITH JESUS, THE TIME
  • 00:22:24.166 --> 00:22:25.901
  • LIKE WITH JESUS, THE TIMEIS COMING WHEN THE PAIN
  • 00:22:25.901 --> 00:22:27.469
  • IS COMING WHEN THE PAINIS GOING TO BE GONE.
  • 00:22:27.469 --> 00:22:28.437
  • IS GOING TO BE GONE.THE WOUND IS GOING
  • 00:22:28.437 --> 00:22:29.371
  • THE WOUND IS GOINGTO BE HEALED.
  • 00:22:29.371 --> 00:22:30.906
  • TO BE HEALED.YOU'LL HAVE A SCAR NOT
  • 00:22:30.906 --> 00:22:32.641
  • YOU'LL HAVE A SCAR NOTTO REMIND YOU OF THE PAIN,
  • 00:22:32.641 --> 00:22:33.742
  • TO REMIND YOU OF THE PAIN,BUT TO REMIND YOU
  • 00:22:33.742 --> 00:22:35.510
  • BUT TO REMIND YOUOF THE GRACE OF GOD.
  • 00:22:35.510 --> 00:22:36.611
  • OF THE GRACE OF GOD.THEN YOU CAN TELL PEOPLE,
  • 00:22:36.611 --> 00:22:37.712
  • THEN YOU CAN TELL PEOPLE,"TOUCH MY SCARS.
  • 00:22:37.712 --> 00:22:38.780
  • "TOUCH MY SCARS.HERE IS WHAT GOD HAS DONE
  • 00:22:38.780 --> 00:22:40.282
  • HERE IS WHAT GOD HAS DONEFOR ME."
  • 00:22:40.282 --> 00:22:41.817
  • FOR ME."JOHN CHAPTER 5.
  • 00:22:41.817 --> 00:22:43.285
  • JOHN CHAPTER 5.JESUS HEALED A MAN THAT HAD
  • 00:22:43.285 --> 00:22:45.720
  • JESUS HEALED A MAN THAT HADBEEN CRIPPLED FOR 38 YEARS.
  • 00:22:45.720 --> 00:22:47.722
  • BEEN CRIPPLED FOR 38 YEARS.HE SAID TO HIM, "STAND UP,
  • 00:22:47.722 --> 00:22:49.090
  • HE SAID TO HIM, "STAND UP,PICK UP YOUR MAT,
  • 00:22:49.090 --> 00:22:50.091
  • PICK UP YOUR MAT,AND GO HOME."
  • 00:22:50.091 --> 00:22:52.027
  • AND GO HOME."INSTANTLY THE MAN COULD WALK.
  • 00:22:52.027 --> 00:22:53.562
  • INSTANTLY THE MAN COULD WALK.IT'S SIGNIFICANT THAT JESUS
  • 00:22:53.562 --> 00:22:55.263
  • IT'S SIGNIFICANT THAT JESUSTOLD HIM TO TAKE HIS MAT
  • 00:22:55.263 --> 00:22:56.531
  • TOLD HIM TO TAKE HIS MATWITH HIM.
  • 00:22:56.531 --> 00:22:57.899
  • WITH HIM.I'M SURE AFTER ALL THOSE
  • 00:22:57.899 --> 00:22:59.835
  • I'M SURE AFTER ALL THOSEYEARS THAT MAT WAS PROBABLY
  • 00:22:59.835 --> 00:23:01.903
  • YEARS THAT MAT WAS PROBABLYDIRTY, HAD HOLES IN IT,
  • 00:23:01.903 --> 00:23:03.572
  • DIRTY, HAD HOLES IN IT,DIDN'T SMELL TOO GOOD.
  • 00:23:03.572 --> 00:23:04.506
  • DIDN'T SMELL TOO GOOD.WHY DIDN'T JESUS TELL HIM,
  • 00:23:04.506 --> 00:23:05.607
  • WHY DIDN'T JESUS TELL HIM,"HEY, THROW THE MAT AWAY.
  • 00:23:05.607 --> 00:23:06.641
  • "HEY, THROW THE MAT AWAY.YOU CAN WALK.
  • 00:23:06.641 --> 00:23:07.275
  • YOU CAN WALK.YOU'RE NOT GOING
  • 00:23:07.275 --> 00:23:08.710
  • YOU'RE NOT GOINGTO NEED IT ANYMORE"?
  • 00:23:08.710 --> 00:23:11.213
  • TO NEED IT ANYMORE"?THAT MAT WAS LIKE A SCAR.
  • 00:23:11.213 --> 00:23:12.414
  • THAT MAT WAS LIKE A SCAR.IT WAS A REMINDER
  • 00:23:12.414 --> 00:23:13.815
  • IT WAS A REMINDEROF WHAT GOD HAD DONE.
  • 00:23:13.815 --> 00:23:15.984
  • OF WHAT GOD HAD DONE.IT WAS A PART OF HIS STORY.
  • 00:23:15.984 --> 00:23:17.452
  • IT WAS A PART OF HIS STORY.I CAN IMAGINE EVERYWHERE THE
  • 00:23:17.452 --> 00:23:19.020
  • I CAN IMAGINE EVERYWHERE THEMAN WENT PEOPLE WOULD ASK,
  • 00:23:19.020 --> 00:23:19.955
  • MAN WENT PEOPLE WOULD ASK,"WHAT ARE YOU DOING STILL
  • 00:23:19.955 --> 00:23:21.823
  • "WHAT ARE YOU DOING STILLCARRYING THIS OLD MAT?"
  • 00:23:21.823 --> 00:23:23.792
  • CARRYING THIS OLD MAT?"HE WOULD ANSWER, "IT MAY LOOK
  • 00:23:23.792 --> 00:23:25.494
  • HE WOULD ANSWER, "IT MAY LOOKUGLY TO YOU, BUT TO ME
  • 00:23:25.494 --> 00:23:27.262
  • UGLY TO YOU, BUT TO METHIS IS A BEAUTIFUL MAT."
  • 00:23:27.262 --> 00:23:28.497
  • THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL MAT."EVERY TIME HE LOOKED AT IT,
  • 00:23:28.497 --> 00:23:29.331
  • EVERY TIME HE LOOKED AT IT,IT BROUGHT A SMILE
  • 00:23:29.331 --> 00:23:30.265
  • IT BROUGHT A SMILETO HIS FACE.
  • 00:23:30.265 --> 00:23:31.433
  • TO HIS FACE.UNDER HIS BREATH HE WOULD
  • 00:23:31.433 --> 00:23:33.068
  • UNDER HIS BREATH HE WOULDWHISPER, "LORD, THANK YOU
  • 00:23:33.068 --> 00:23:34.870
  • WHISPER, "LORD, THANK YOUFOR HEALING ME."
  • 00:23:34.870 --> 00:23:36.037
  • FOR HEALING ME."GOD COULD TELL US
  • 00:23:36.037 --> 00:23:37.739
  • GOD COULD TELL USTO LEAVE OUR MATS.
  • 00:23:37.739 --> 00:23:39.641
  • TO LEAVE OUR MATS.HE COULD TAKE AWAY THE SCARS
  • 00:23:39.641 --> 00:23:40.876
  • HE COULD TAKE AWAY THE SCARSSO THERE IS NO SIGN OF THEM
  • 00:23:40.876 --> 00:23:43.044
  • SO THERE IS NO SIGN OF THEMANYMORE, BUT ONE REASON HE
  • 00:23:43.044 --> 00:23:45.247
  • ANYMORE, BUT ONE REASON HELEAVES THEM IS NOT ONLY SO
  • 00:23:45.247 --> 00:23:46.548
  • LEAVES THEM IS NOT ONLY SOWE'LL REMEMBER WHAT HE'S
  • 00:23:46.548 --> 00:23:47.983
  • WE'LL REMEMBER WHAT HE'SDONE, BUT THAT SO WE
  • 00:23:47.983 --> 00:23:49.651
  • DONE, BUT THAT SO WECAN TELL OTHERS.
  • 00:23:49.651 --> 00:23:50.552
  • CAN TELL OTHERS.ARE YOU AT PEACE
  • 00:23:50.552 --> 00:23:52.120
  • ARE YOU AT PEACEWITH YOUR SCARS?
  • 00:23:52.120 --> 00:23:53.154
  • WITH YOUR SCARS?ARE YOU LOOKING BACK WITH
  • 00:23:53.154 --> 00:23:55.190
  • ARE YOU LOOKING BACK WITHGRATITUDE, THANKING GOD, OR
  • 00:23:55.190 --> 00:23:56.758
  • GRATITUDE, THANKING GOD, ORARE YOU LOOKING BACK BITTER,
  • 00:23:56.758 --> 00:23:58.426
  • ARE YOU LOOKING BACK BITTER,WONDERING WHY IT HAPPENED?
  • 00:23:58.426 --> 00:23:59.961
  • WONDERING WHY IT HAPPENED?HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:23:59.961 --> 00:24:01.963
  • HAVE A NEW PERSPECTIVE.THE SCAR MEANS YOU'RE HEALED.
  • 00:24:01.963 --> 00:24:02.731
  • THE SCAR MEANS YOU'RE HEALED.THE SCAR MEANS
  • 00:24:02.731 --> 00:24:03.865
  • THE SCAR MEANSYOU'RE FORGIVEN.
  • 00:24:03.865 --> 00:24:05.166
  • YOU'RE FORGIVEN.THE SCAR MEANS YOU CAN WALK
  • 00:24:05.166 --> 00:24:06.134
  • THE SCAR MEANS YOU CAN WALKAGAIN.
  • 00:24:06.134 --> 00:24:07.869
  • AGAIN.YOU MAY STILL HAVE YOUR MAT.
  • 00:24:07.869 --> 00:24:09.471
  • YOU MAY STILL HAVE YOUR MAT.THAT'S SIMPLY TO REMIND YOU
  • 00:24:09.471 --> 00:24:10.839
  • THAT'S SIMPLY TO REMIND YOUOF THE GREATNESS OF GOD,
  • 00:24:10.839 --> 00:24:12.707
  • OF THE GREATNESS OF GOD,AND WHEN YOU SEE OTHER PEOPLE
  • 00:24:12.707 --> 00:24:13.708
  • AND WHEN YOU SEE OTHER PEOPLEWHO ARE WOUNDED,
  • 00:24:13.708 --> 00:24:14.843
  • WHO ARE WOUNDED,DO LIKE JESUS.
  • 00:24:14.843 --> 00:24:17.212
  • DO LIKE JESUS.TELL THEM, "TOUCH MY SCARS.
  • 00:24:17.212 --> 00:24:18.480
  • TELL THEM, "TOUCH MY SCARS.LET ME TELL YOU WHAT GOD
  • 00:24:18.480 --> 00:24:19.080
  • LET ME TELL YOU WHAT GODDID FOR ME.
  • 00:24:19.080 --> 00:24:20.615
  • DID FOR ME.HE CAN DO FOR YOU."
  • 00:24:20.615 --> 00:24:22.617
  • HE CAN DO FOR YOU."IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVE
  • 00:24:22.617 --> 00:24:24.352
  • IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I BELIEVEAND DECLARE GOD IS GOING
  • 00:24:24.352 --> 00:24:26.454
  • AND DECLARE GOD IS GOINGTO TAKE THOSE UGLY WOUNDS
  • 00:24:26.454 --> 00:24:28.156
  • TO TAKE THOSE UGLY WOUNDSAND TURN THEM INTO SCARS
  • 00:24:28.156 --> 00:24:29.190
  • AND TURN THEM INTO SCARSOF BEAUTY.
  • 00:24:29.190 --> 00:24:30.659
  • OF BEAUTY.WHAT WAS MEANT FOR YOUR HARM,
  • 00:24:30.659 --> 00:24:31.760
  • WHAT WAS MEANT FOR YOUR HARM,HE'S ABOUT TO TURN
  • 00:24:31.760 --> 00:24:32.627
  • HE'S ABOUT TO TURNFOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:24:32.627 --> 00:24:33.562
  • FOR YOUR GOOD.HEALING IS COMING.
  • 00:24:33.562 --> 00:24:34.896
  • HEALING IS COMING.FREEDOM IS COMING.
  • 00:24:34.896 --> 00:24:35.931
  • FREEDOM IS COMING.BREAKTHROUGHS ARE COMING.
  • 00:24:35.931 --> 00:24:37.799
  • BREAKTHROUGHS ARE COMING.VICTORY IS COMING IN JESUS'S
  • 00:24:37.799 --> 00:24:39.568
  • VICTORY IS COMING IN JESUS'SNAME, AND IF YOU RECEIVE IT
  • 00:24:39.568 --> 00:24:42.871
  • NAME, AND IF YOU RECEIVE ITCAN YOU SAY "AMEN" TODAY?
  • 00:24:42.871 --> 00:24:43.738
  • CAN YOU SAY "AMEN" TODAY?I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:24:43.738 --> 00:24:45.340
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS
  • 00:24:45.340 --> 00:24:47.108
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUSTHE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:47.108 --> 00:24:48.443
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:24:48.443 --> 00:24:50.979
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, LORD JESUS,
  • 00:24:50.979 --> 00:24:53.448
  • JUST SAY, LORD JESUS,I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:24:53.448 --> 00:24:55.417
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:24:55.417 --> 00:24:56.585
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD
  • 00:24:56.585 --> 00:24:58.320
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORDAND SAVIOR.
  • 00:24:58.320 --> 00:24:59.254
  • AND SAVIOR.FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:24:59.254 --> 00:25:00.422
  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THATSIMPLE PRAYER WE BELIEVE
  • 00:25:00.422 --> 00:25:02.057
  • SIMPLE PRAYER WE BELIEVEYOU GOT BORN AGAIN.
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  • YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
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  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH.
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  • CHURCH.KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
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  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.VICTORIA AND I WILL BE
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  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BERIGHT BACK TO SPEAK
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  • RIGHT BACK TO SPEAKA BLESSING OVER YOU.
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  • BANKS.>MALE: WE WERE SITTING IN A
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  • >MALE: WE WERE SITTING IN AMEETING DISCUSSING WITH MY
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  • WE GOING TO DO TO PROVIDE
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  • WE GOING TO DO TO PROVIDEFRUITS TO OUR PATRONS?
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  • FRUITS TO OUR PATRONS?WE HAVE 400 PER WEEK."
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  • WE HAVE 400 PER WEEK."AND THEN THE MIRACLE CALL
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  • AND THEN THE MIRACLE CALLCAME FROM LAKEWOOD CHURCH.
  • 00:26:30.545 --> 00:26:31.846
  • CAME FROM LAKEWOOD CHURCH.THEY SAID THAT THEY WERE
  • 00:26:31.846 --> 00:26:32.914
  • THEY SAID THAT THEY WEREHAVING FRUIT SENT AND THEY
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  • HAVING FRUIT SENT AND THEYCOULD PROVIDE EIGHT PALLETS
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  • MIRACLE. BECAUSE NOW WE
  • 00:26:36.117 --> 00:26:36.951
  • MIRACLE. BECAUSE NOW WEHAVE EIGHT PALLETS OF
  • 00:26:36.951 --> 00:26:38.319
  • HAVE EIGHT PALLETS OFPRODUCE TO GIVE TO OUR
  • 00:26:38.319 --> 00:26:39.821
  • PRODUCE TO GIVE TO OUR400+ PATRONS PER WEEK.
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  • 400+ PATRONS PER WEEK.IT IS TRULY A MIRACLE FROM
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  • IT IS TRULY A MIRACLE FROMOUR GREAT GOD.
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  • OUR GREAT GOD.>VICTORIA: NONE OF THIS
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  • >VICTORIA: NONE OF THISWOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT
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  • WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUTYOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.
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  • YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT.>JOEL: KNOW THAT WE PRAY
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  • >JOEL: KNOW THAT WE PRAYFOR YOU EVERY DAY.
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  • FOR YOU EVERY DAY.I KNOW GOD HAS GREAT
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  • I KNOW GOD HAS GREATTHINGS IN YOUR FUTURE.
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  • THINGS IN YOUR FUTURE.YOU WOULDN'T BE ALIVE
  • 00:26:51.800 --> 00:26:53.068
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE ALIVEIF THERE WASN'T SOMETHING
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  • IF THERE WASN'T SOMETHINGAMAZING RIGHT UP IN FRONT
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  • AMAZING RIGHT UP IN FRONTOF YOU. STAY STRONG.
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  • OF YOU. STAY STRONG.KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD
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  • KEEP FIGHTING THE GOODFIGHT OF FAITH BECAUSE
  • 00:26:58.440 --> 00:26:59.607
  • FIGHT OF FAITH BECAUSEGOD IS IN CONTROL OF YOUR
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  • GOD IS IN CONTROL OF YOURLIFE. HE'S BREATHING IN
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  • LIFE. HE'S BREATHING INYOUR DIRECTION RIGHT NOW.
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  • YOUR DIRECTION RIGHT NOW.LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.
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  • LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.LORD, WE DO LIFT UP ALL
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  • LORD, WE DO LIFT UP ALLTHOSE THAT ARE WATCHING
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  • THOSE THAT ARE WATCHINGAND LISTENING.
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  • AND LISTENING.LORD, I THANK YOU THAT
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  • LORD, I THANK YOU THATYOUR FAVOR IS ON THEM
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  • YOUR FAVOR IS ON THEMIN A NEW WAY. THAT YOU
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  • IN A NEW WAY. THAT YOUARE HEALING SICK BODIES,
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  • ARE HEALING SICK BODIES,RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS,
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  • RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS,FREEING THEM FROM
  • 00:27:14.422 --> 00:27:15.690
  • FREEING THEM FROMADDICTIONS.
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  • ADDICTIONS.LORD, I SPEAK PEACE INTO
  • 00:27:16.691 --> 00:27:17.926
  • LORD, I SPEAK PEACE INTOTHEIR MINDS, THEIR BODIES,
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  • THEIR MINDS, THEIR BODIES,THEIR SPIRITS.
  • 00:27:19.194 --> 00:27:20.195
  • THEIR SPIRITS.THAT THE ANXIETY,
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  • THAT THE ANXIETY,THE DEPRESSION IS GOING,
  • 00:27:21.162 --> 00:27:22.497
  • THE DEPRESSION IS GOING,THE ADDICTIONS.
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  • THE ADDICTIONS.LORD, LET IT BE A NEW DAY
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  • LORD, LET IT BE A NEW DAYOF VICTORY IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • OF VICTORY IN JESUS' NAME.WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.
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  • WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
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