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Praising Your Way to Victory

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January 4, 2020
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Joel Osteen

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  • WELL, GOD BLESS YOU. IT'S A JOY
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  • TO COME INTO YOUR HOMES.
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  • WE LOVE YOU.
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  • I KNOW GOD HAS GREAT THINGS IN
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  • STORE.
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  • IF YOU'RE EVER IN OUR AREA
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  • PLEASE STOP BY AND BE A PART OF
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  • ONE OF OUR SERVICES.
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  • THESE ARE THE FINEST PEOPLE IN
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  • ALL OF HOUSTON, TEXAS RIGHT HERE
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  • AT LAKEWOOD. (CHEERING)
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  • SO COME BE PART. BUT THANKS FOR
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  • TUNING IN.
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  • THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING OUT.
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  • I LIKE TO START WITH SOMETHING
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  • FUNNY.
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  • I HEARD ABOUT THIS MINISTER.
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  • HE HAD BEEN OUT BEAR HUNTING ALL
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  • DAY LONG. HE SEARCHED AND
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  • SEARCHED THROUGH THE WOODS
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  • WITH NO SIGN OF A BEAR.
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  • FINALLY IN FRUSTRATION HE THREW
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  • HIS GUN DOWN AND HE WENT TO THE
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  • STREAM TO COOL OFF.
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  • ABOUT THAT TIME HE SEES THIS
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  • HUGE GRIZZLY BEAR RUNNING TOWARD
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  • HIM FULL SPEED ABOUT 200 YARDS
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  • AWAY.
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  • HE FALLS ON HIS KNEES AND SAYS,
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  • "GOD, I NEED PROTECTION.
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  • PLEASE CONVERT THIS BEAR INTO
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  • A CHRISTIAN."
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  • MIRACULOUSLY, THE BEAR FROZE IN
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  • HIS TRACKS, PUT UP BOTH PAWS
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  • TOWARDS THE HEAVENS AND SAID,
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  • "THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THIS FOOD
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  • I'M ABOUT TO EAT."
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  • (LAUGHTER/APPLAUSE)
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  • ALL RIGHT. HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE.
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  • SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT.
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  • THIS IS MY BIBLE.
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
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  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE.
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  • I CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • TODAY I WILL BE TAUGHT THE WORD
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  • OF GOD.
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS: MY MIND IS
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  • ALERT.
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  • MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
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  • IN JESUS' NAME.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU TODAY
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  • ABOUT PRAISING YOUR WAY TO
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  • VICTORY.
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  • WE ALL FACE CHALLENGES AND
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  • OBSTACLES, DREAMS THAT LOOK LIKE
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  • THEY'RE NOT GOING TO COME TO
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  • PASS.
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  • WE CAN EITHER GET NEGATIVE AND
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  • DISCOURAGED AND TALK ABOUT
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  • WHAT'S NOT GOING TO WORK OUT OR
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  • WE CAN SWITCH OVER INTO PRAISE
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  • AND THANK GOD THAT HE IS STILL
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  • ON THE THRONE AND THANK GOD THAT
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  • HE IS FIGHTING OUR BATTLES AND
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  • THANK HIM THAT HE ALWAYS CAUSES
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  • US TO TRIUMPH.
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  • BUT A LOT OF TIMES WE THINK,
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  • "I'LL HAVE A GOOD ATTITUDE AS
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  • SOON AS BUSINESS PICKS UP."
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  • "I'LL CHEER UP AS SOON AS I GET
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  • OVER THIS HEALTH ISSUE."
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  • "JOEL, I'LL GIVE GOD PRAISE WHEN
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  • I GET THROUGH THESE TOUGH
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  • TIMES."
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  • BUT THAT'S NOT HOW FAITH WORKS.
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  • YOU'VE GOT TO GIVE GOD PRAISE
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  • AND THEN THE BREAKTHROUGH WILL
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  • COME.
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  • YOU'VE GOT TO CHEER UP FIRST
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  • THEN THINGS WILL CHANGE IN YOUR
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  • FAVOR.
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  • PRAISE ALWAYS PRECEDES THE
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  • VICTORY.
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  • BUT AS LONG AS WE'RE NEGATIVE,
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  • DISCOURAGED, FOCUSED ON OUR
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  • PROBLEMS, THAT WILL LIMIT WHAT
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  • GOD CAN DO.
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  • THINK ABOUT JONAH. HE WAS IN
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  • THE BELLY OF A WHALE.
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  • IN THE MIDST OF ALL THESE
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  • PROBLEMS, SEAWEED AROUND HIM,
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  • SMELL BAD, DARK, UNCOMFORTABLE,
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  • DIDN'T SEE A WAY OUT.
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  • HE BEGAN TO PRAY.
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  • FOR THE FIRST EIGHT VERSES ALL
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  • HE TALKED ABOUT WAS HOW BAD LIFE
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  • WAS, HOW HE WAS IN THE DEPTHS OF
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  • DESPAIR, HOW HE WAS SURROUNDED
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  • BY SO MUCH TURMOIL, ON AND ON.
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  • NEGATIVE. DEFEATED.
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  • SOMETIMES WHAT WE CALL PRAYER
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  • IS REALLY JUST A COMPLAINING
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  • SESSION.
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  • WE'RE JUST TELLING GOD
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  • EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG LIKE
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  • GOD DOESN'T ALREADY KNOW.
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  • "GOD, MY BUSINESS IS DOWN."
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  • "GOD, THIS BOSS IS GETTING ON
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  • MY NERVES."
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  • "GOD, I CAN'T TAKE THESE
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  • CHILDREN." "GOD, I'VE GOT TO
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  • LOSE 20 POUNDS."
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  • "GOD, MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS TOO
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  • HIGH."
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  • THAT'S NOT REALLY PRAYER.
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  • THAT'S JUST TELLING GOD YOUR
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  • PROBLEMS.
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  • AND ALTHOUGH GOD IS CONCERNED
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  • ABOUT WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH,
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  • GOD IS NOT MOVED BY OUR
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  • PROBLEMS.
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  • HE IS MOVED BY OUR FAITH.
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  • AND PRAISE IS FAITH AT WORK.
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  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, "THE SPIRIT
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  • OF FAITH IS IN OUR WORDS."
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  • MY QUESTION TODAY IS, "WHAT'S
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  • COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH?"
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  • ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT HOW BIG
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  • YOUR PROBLEMS ARE OR ARE YOU
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  • TALKING ABOUT HOW BIG YOUR
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  • GOD IS?
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  • SWITCH OVER INTO PRAISE.
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  • "FATHER, BUSINESS IS SLOW BUT I
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  • WANT TO THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE
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  • SUPPLYING ALL OF MY NEEDS.
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  • I KNOW YOU'RE JEHOVAH JIREH;
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  • THE LORD MY PROVIDER.
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  • YOU SAID I WOULD LEND AND NOT
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  • BORROW SO I WANT TO THANK YOU
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  • THAT EVERYTHING I TOUCH WILL
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  • PROSPER AND SUCCEED."
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  • YOU TALK LIKE THAT AND ALMIGHTY
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  • GOD WILL SHOW UP.
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  • THIS IS WHAT JONAH DID.
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  • AFTER COMPLAINING FOR EIGHT
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  • VERSES, IN VERSE NINE, HE HAD A
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  • CHANGE OF HEART.
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  • HE SAID, "GOD, IN SPITE OF MY
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  • DIFFICULTIES I'M GOING TO OFFER
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  • UNTO YOU THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE
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  • WITH A VOICE OF THANKSGIVING."
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  • SITTING IN THE BELLY OF THE
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  • WHALE, INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING,
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  • HE BEGAN TO SAY, "FATHER, I
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  • THANK YOU THAT YOU'RE BIGGER
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  • THAN THIS DIFFICULTY.
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  • I KNOW YOU'RE STILL ON THE
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  • THRONE.
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  • YOU CAN STILL GET ME TO WHERE
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  • YOU WANT ME TO BE.
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  • I'M NOT GOING TO MAGNIFY MY
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  • PROBLEM.
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  • I'M GOING TO MAGNIFY MY GOD."
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  • THE NEXT VERSE SAYS THAT THE
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  • WHALE SPIT HIM OUT ONTO DRY
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  • GROUND AND HE WENT ON TO FULFILL
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  • HIS DESTINY.
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  • YOU TOO MAY FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN
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  • THE BELLY OF A WHALE.
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  • YOU COULD EASILY COMPLAIN, TALK
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  • ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS, HOW BAD
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  • THE MEDICAL REPORT IS, WHAT
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  • SOMEBODY DID TO YOU.
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  • NO, ZIP UP THE NEGATIVE DEFEATED
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  • WORDS AND SWITCH OVER INTO
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  • PRAISE.
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  • THANK GOD THAT HE IS FIGHTING
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  • YOUR BATTLES.
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  • THANK HIM THAT HE IS BIGGER THAN
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  • YOUR PROBLEMS.
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  • THANK HIM THAT NO WEAPON FORMED
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  • AGAINST YOU WILL PROSPER.
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  • YOU CAN PRAISE YOUR WAY TO
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  • VICTORY.
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  • WHEN YOU PRAISE, THE CREATOR OF
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  • THE UNIVERSE CAN CAUSE THAT FISH
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  • THAT SWALLOWED YOU, SO TO SPEAK,
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  • TO NOT ONLY SPIT YOU OUT BUT TO
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  • SPIT YOU OUT ON DRY GROUND.
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  • THINK ABOUT IT.
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  • IF JONAH, THAT WHALE WOULD HAVE
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  • SPIT HIM OUT INTO THE OCEAN HE
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  • COULD HAVE DROWNED.
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  • BUT WHEN YOU PRAISE, GOD WILL
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  • TAKE WHAT WAS MEANT FOR YOUR
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  • HARM AND HE WILL USE IT TO
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  • ADVANCE YOU.
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  • INSTEAD OF BEING A SETBACK IT
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  • WILL BE A SETUP FOR GOD TO
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  • PROMOTE YOU.
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  • JONAH SAID, "I'M GOING TO OFFER
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  • UP THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE."
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  • THAT WORD, "SACRIFICE" MEANS, "I
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  • DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING IT.
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  • I DON'T SEE ANY SIGN OF THIS
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  • SITUATION IMPROVING.
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  • EVERYTHING IN ME SAYS I SHOULD
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  • BE DEPRESSED, DISCOURAGED,
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  • COMPLAINING.
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  • BUT I KNOW A SECRET.
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  • PRAISE IS MY FAITH AT WORK.
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  • I KNOW WHEN I PRAISE IT
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  • ACTIVATES GOD'S POWER.
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  • I MAY NOT FEEL LIKE IT.
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  • IT MAY NOT LOOK GOOD.
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  • BUT LIKE JONAH I'M GOING TO DIG
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  • MY HEELS IN AND OFFER UP THAT
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  • SACRIFICE OF PRAISE."
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  • SACRIFICE MEANS THAT IT COSTS
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  • YOU SOMETHING.
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  • "GOD, I'M HURTING BUT I GIVE YOU
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  • PRAISE."
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  • "GOD, I'M LONELY BUT I GIVE YOU
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  • PRAISE."
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  • "GOD, IT WASN'T FAIR. THEY DID
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  • ME WRONG BUT I GIVE YOU
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  • PRAISE."
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  • NOTHING GETS GOD'S ATTENTION
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  • ANY MORE THAN WHEN YOU SHOULD
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  • BE DISCOURAGED.
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  • IN THE NATURAL YOU SHOULD BE
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  • COMPLAINING.
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  • THE MEDICAL REPORT WASN'T GOOD.
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  • A FRIEND BETRAYED YOU.
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  • A CO-WORKER CHEATED YOU OUT
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  • OF A PROMOTION.
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  • MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE NEGATIVE
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  • AND BITTER BUT INSTEAD YOU HAVE
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  • A SONG OF PRAISE.
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  • YOU'RE THANKING GOD FOR WHAT'S
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  • RIGHT NOT FOCUSED ON WHAT'S
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  • WRONG.
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  • YOU'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT HOW
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  • BIG YOUR PROBLEMS ARE.
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  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW BIG
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  • YOUR GOD IS.
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  • WHEN YOU CAN OFFER THIS
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  • SACRIFICE OF PRAISE YOU CAN BE
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  • ASSURED ALMIGHTY GOD IS WORKING
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  • IN YOUR LIFE.
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  • YOU MAY NOT SEE ANYTHING
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  • HAPPENING BUT BEHIND THE SCENES
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  • GOD IS GETTING IT ALL LINED UP.
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  • AT THE APPOINTED TIME THINGS
  • 00:06:50.040 --> 00:06:51.240
  • WILL CHANGE IN YOUR FAVOR.
  • 00:06:51.240 --> 00:06:53.290
  • THIS IS WHAT PAUL AND SILAS DID.
  • 00:06:53.290 --> 00:06:56.020
  • THEY WERE PUT IN JAIL FOR
  • 00:06:56.020 --> 00:06:57.120
  • SPREADING GOOD NEWS.
  • 00:06:57.120 --> 00:06:59.040
  • IT WASN'T FAIR.
  • 00:06:59.040 --> 00:07:00.150
  • THEY WERE BEATEN WITH RODS
  • 00:07:00.150 --> 00:07:01.250
  • WITHOUT A TRIAL. IT WAS UNJUST.
  • 00:07:01.250 --> 00:07:03.110
  • AS THEY SAT IN THE PRISON,
  • 00:07:03.110 --> 00:07:05.210
  • BLOODIED, BRUISED,
  • 00:07:05.210 --> 00:07:07.140
  • UNCOMFORTABLE, THEY BEGAN TO
  • 00:07:07.140 --> 00:07:09.180
  • SING PRAISES TO GOD.
  • 00:07:09.180 --> 00:07:12.180
  • IF YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE IN
  • 00:07:12.180 --> 00:07:13.240
  • VICTORY YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW
  • 00:07:13.240 --> 00:07:15.090
  • TO PRAISE IN PAIN, PRAISE WHEN
  • 00:07:15.090 --> 00:07:17.120
  • YOU'RE DISAPPOINTED, PRAISE WHEN
  • 00:07:17.120 --> 00:07:19.170
  • YOU'RE LONELY, PRAISE WHEN YOU
  • 00:07:19.170 --> 00:07:21.020
  • WENT THROUGH A LOSS.
  • 00:07:21.020 --> 00:07:23.070
  • AFTER ALL, WE CAN ALL GIVE GOD
  • 00:07:23.070 --> 00:07:24.200
  • PRAISE WHEN WE'RE ON THE
  • 00:07:24.200 --> 00:07:25.290
  • MOUNTAINTOP. THAT'S EASY.
  • 00:07:25.290 --> 00:07:28.080
  • BUT OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE,
  • 00:07:28.080 --> 00:07:29.040
  • "I'M GOING TO GIVE HIM PRAISE
  • 00:07:29.040 --> 00:07:29.290
  • EVEN IF I'M IN A VALLEY."
  • 00:07:29.290 --> 00:07:32.090
  • "I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM WHEN MY
  • 00:07:32.090 --> 00:07:33.140
  • BUSINESS IS UP AND I'M GOING TO
  • 00:07:33.140 --> 00:07:35.190
  • PRAISE HIM WHEN IT'S NOT SO UP."
  • 00:07:35.190 --> 00:07:38.020
  • "I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM WHEN
  • 00:07:38.020 --> 00:07:38.280
  • I FEEL LIKE IT AND I'M GOING
  • 00:07:38.280 --> 00:07:39.270
  • TO PRAISE HIM EVEN IF I DON'T
  • 00:07:39.270 --> 00:07:40.200
  • FEEL LIKE IT."
  • 00:07:40.200 --> 00:07:42.150
  • THAT'S THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE.
  • 00:07:42.150 --> 00:07:44.210
  • AS THEY WERE SITTING IN THE
  • 00:07:44.210 --> 00:07:45.200
  • PRISON AT MIDNIGHT SINGING
  • 00:07:45.200 --> 00:07:48.030
  • PRAISES TO GOD ALL OF A SUDDEN
  • 00:07:48.030 --> 00:07:50.180
  • THERE WAS A GREAT EARTHQUAKE.
  • 00:07:50.180 --> 00:07:52.110
  • THE PRISON DOORS FLUNG OPEN.
  • 00:07:52.110 --> 00:07:54.110
  • THE CHAINS FELL OFF AND THEY
  • 00:07:54.110 --> 00:07:55.120
  • WALKED OUT AS FREE MEN.
  • 00:07:55.120 --> 00:07:57.030
  • WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:07:57.030 --> 00:07:58.030
  • THEY PRAISED THEIR WAY TO
  • 00:07:58.030 --> 00:07:58.290
  • VICTORY.
  • 00:07:58.290 --> 00:08:00.150
  • ONE OF OUR FAITHFUL MEMBERS IS A
  • 00:08:00.150 --> 00:08:02.090
  • GENTLEMAN NAMED FREDDIE LAMB.
  • 00:08:02.090 --> 00:08:04.080
  • FREDDIE ALWAYS HAS A SMILE.
  • 00:08:04.080 --> 00:08:06.060
  • HE IS FULL OF FAITH, FULL OF
  • 00:08:06.060 --> 00:08:07.030
  • JOY.
  • 00:08:07.030 --> 00:08:09.020
  • I SEE HIM HERE ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:08:09.020 --> 00:08:10.090
  • BACK IN THE 1990'S, FREDDIE WAS
  • 00:08:10.090 --> 00:08:11.180
  • ON THE FREEWAY AND HE HAD A FLAT
  • 00:08:11.180 --> 00:08:12.220
  • TIRE.
  • 00:08:12.220 --> 00:08:14.220
  • HE PULLED OFF TO THE SHOULDER TO
  • 00:08:14.220 --> 00:08:15.160
  • CHANGE IT.
  • 00:08:15.160 --> 00:08:16.240
  • WHILE HE WAS STANDING AT THE
  • 00:08:16.240 --> 00:08:17.230
  • TRUNK ABOUT TO GET THE SPARE
  • 00:08:17.230 --> 00:08:19.000
  • TIRE OUT, A DRUNK DRIVER
  • 00:08:19.000 --> 00:08:20.100
  • SWERVED ONTO THE SHOULDER
  • 00:08:20.100 --> 00:08:22.220
  • AND RAN RIGHT INTO HIM.
  • 00:08:22.220 --> 00:08:25.020
  • CRUSHED BOTH OF HIS LEGS.
  • 00:08:25.020 --> 00:08:26.180
  • THEY HAD TO BE AMPUTATED RIGHT
  • 00:08:26.180 --> 00:08:27.090
  • ABOVE THE KNEES.
  • 00:08:27.090 --> 00:08:29.070
  • MY PARENTS WENT TO SEE HIM IN
  • 00:08:29.070 --> 00:08:30.100
  • THE HOSPITAL.
  • 00:08:30.100 --> 00:08:31.210
  • THEY DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT TO
  • 00:08:31.210 --> 00:08:32.220
  • EXPECT.
  • 00:08:32.220 --> 00:08:34.000
  • MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE VERY
  • 00:08:34.000 --> 00:08:35.060
  • DISCOURAGED, MAYBE EVEN A
  • 00:08:35.060 --> 00:08:36.140
  • LITTLE DEPRESSED.
  • 00:08:36.140 --> 00:08:37.290
  • BUT NOT FREDDIE.
  • 00:08:37.290 --> 00:08:39.090
  • HE KNOWS HOW TO OFFER UP
  • 00:08:39.090 --> 00:08:40.180
  • THAT SACRIFICE OF PRAISE.
  • 00:08:40.180 --> 00:08:42.190
  • WHEN MY PARENTS WALKED INTO
  • 00:08:42.190 --> 00:08:43.250
  • THE ROOM FREDDIE STILL HAD A
  • 00:08:43.250 --> 00:08:44.270
  • SMILE ON HIS FACE.
  • 00:08:44.270 --> 00:08:46.150
  • HE WASN'T BITTER, COMPLAINING;
  • 00:08:46.150 --> 00:08:48.160
  • HE WAS STILL FULL OF JOY.
  • 00:08:48.160 --> 00:08:50.040
  • HIS LEGS WERE ALL BANDAGED THERE
  • 00:08:50.040 --> 00:08:52.110
  • WHERE THEY HAD BEEN AMPUTATED.
  • 00:08:52.110 --> 00:08:54.000
  • LYING ON THAT BED HE LIFTED THEM
  • 00:08:54.000 --> 00:08:55.150
  • UP TOWARD THE HEAVENS, JUST
  • 00:08:55.150 --> 00:08:57.260
  • STUBS NOW, AND HE SAID TO MY
  • 00:08:57.260 --> 00:08:59.050
  • PARENTS, "LOOK PASTORS.
  • 00:08:59.050 --> 00:09:00.110
  • I CAN STILL GIVE GOD PRAISE."
  • 00:09:00.110 --> 00:09:01.110
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:09:01.110 --> 00:09:03.230
  • TODAY, FREDDIE NOT ONLY WALKS
  • 00:09:03.230 --> 00:09:05.110
  • BUT FREDDIE CAN RUN WITH HIS
  • 00:09:05.130 --> 00:09:08.130
  • NEW LEGS.
  • 00:09:08.130 --> 00:09:10.020
  • THAT SETBACK DIDN'T STOP HIM.
  • 00:09:10.020 --> 00:09:11.180
  • HE STILL GOES ALL OVER TELLING
  • 00:09:11.180 --> 00:09:12.260
  • PEOPLE HIS STORY.
  • 00:09:12.260 --> 00:09:15.090
  • FREDDIE IS WITH US DOWN FRONT.
  • 00:09:15.090 --> 00:09:16.150
  • A MIGHTY MAN OF FAITH AND
  • 00:09:16.150 --> 00:09:17.190
  • COURAGE. FREDDIE, WE LOVE YOU
  • 00:09:17.190 --> 00:09:19.000
  • TODAY. (CHEERING/APPLAUSE)
  • 00:09:19.090 --> 00:09:22.090
  • HERE IS WHAT I'VE LEARNED.
  • 00:09:22.090 --> 00:09:23.280
  • YOU CAN'T KEEP A PRAISER DOWN.
  • 00:09:23.280 --> 00:09:26.250
  • YOU MAY HAVE SOME SETBACKS.
  • 00:09:26.250 --> 00:09:28.190
  • YOU MAY HIT SOME TOUGH TIMES.
  • 00:09:28.190 --> 00:09:30.020
  • BUT LIKE FREDDIE, IF YOU CAN
  • 00:09:30.020 --> 00:09:31.140
  • JUST DIG YOUR HEELS IN AND OFFER
  • 00:09:31.140 --> 00:09:32.280
  • UP THAT SACRIFICE OF PRAISE THEN
  • 00:09:32.280 --> 00:09:34.280
  • WHAT WAS MEANT TO BE A STUMBLING
  • 00:09:34.280 --> 00:09:36.230
  • BLOCK GOD WILL TURN INTO A
  • 00:09:36.230 --> 00:09:38.030
  • STEPPING STONE.
  • 00:09:38.030 --> 00:09:40.040
  • INSTEAD OF TAKING YOU DOWN GOD
  • 00:09:40.040 --> 00:09:41.060
  • WILL CAUSE IT TO TAKE YOU UP
  • 00:09:41.060 --> 00:09:42.070
  • HIGHER. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:09:42.070 --> 00:09:43.220
  • YOU MAY BE UP AGAINST SOME
  • 00:09:43.220 --> 00:09:45.140
  • BIG OBSTACLES.
  • 00:09:45.140 --> 00:09:47.010
  • YOU MAY HAVE SOME BIG
  • 00:09:47.010 --> 00:09:47.220
  • CHALLENGES COMING YOUR WAY.
  • 00:09:47.220 --> 00:09:49.020
  • BUT NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO GET
  • 00:09:49.020 --> 00:09:50.200
  • DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:09:50.200 --> 00:09:51.280
  • NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO START
  • 00:09:51.280 --> 00:09:52.230
  • COMPLAINING.
  • 00:09:52.230 --> 00:09:54.030
  • NO, IN THE TOUGH TIMES MORE
  • 00:09:54.030 --> 00:09:55.140
  • THAN EVER YOU NEED TO TURN
  • 00:09:55.140 --> 00:09:56.200
  • UP YOUR PRAISE.
  • 00:09:56.200 --> 00:09:58.120
  • START THANKING GOD IN A GREATER
  • 00:09:58.120 --> 00:09:59.210
  • WAY FOR HIS GOODNESS.
  • 00:09:59.210 --> 00:10:01.180
  • YES, FREDDIE LOST HIS LEGS BUT
  • 00:10:01.180 --> 00:10:03.140
  • HE WAS THANKING GOD THAT HE
  • 00:10:03.140 --> 00:10:04.220
  • DIDN'T LOSE HIS LIFE.
  • 00:10:04.220 --> 00:10:06.190
  • YOU MAY HAVE LOST A BATTLE BUT
  • 00:10:06.190 --> 00:10:08.040
  • YOU CAN THANK GOD THAT YOU
  • 00:10:08.040 --> 00:10:09.020
  • DIDN'T LOSE THE WAR.
  • 00:10:09.020 --> 00:10:10.170
  • YOU MAY BE DOWN BUT YOU CAN
  • 00:10:10.170 --> 00:10:11.150
  • THANK GOD THAT YOU'RE COMING
  • 00:10:11.150 --> 00:10:12.150
  • BACK UP.
  • 00:10:12.150 --> 00:10:13.280
  • YOUR PLANS MAY NOT HAVE WORKED
  • 00:10:13.280 --> 00:10:15.080
  • OUT BUT YOU CAN THANK GOD HE
  • 00:10:15.080 --> 00:10:16.070
  • HAS SOMETHING BETTER IN STORE.
  • 00:10:16.070 --> 00:10:18.120
  • DIG YOUR HEELS IN AND TURN UP
  • 00:10:18.120 --> 00:10:19.120
  • THE PRAISE.
  • 00:10:19.120 --> 00:10:20.230
  • WHEN YOU PRAISE CHAINS ARE
  • 00:10:20.230 --> 00:10:22.100
  • BROKEN.
  • 00:10:22.100 --> 00:10:23.240
  • WHEN YOU PRAISE NEW DOORS WILL
  • 00:10:23.240 --> 00:10:24.210
  • OPEN.
  • 00:10:24.210 --> 00:10:27.050
  • WHEN YOU PRAISE THE ANGELS GO TO
  • 00:10:27.050 --> 00:10:27.290
  • WORK.
  • 00:10:27.290 --> 00:10:29.190
  • WHEN YOU PRAISE VICTORY IS
  • 00:10:29.190 --> 00:10:30.230
  • COMING YOUR WAY. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:10:31.230 --> 00:10:34.230
  • I READ WHERE BACK IN THE 1800'S
  • 00:10:34.230 --> 00:10:36.190
  • THESE EXPLORERS WERE GOING
  • 00:10:36.190 --> 00:10:37.270
  • ACROSS A HUGE DESERT.
  • 00:10:37.270 --> 00:10:40.080
  • IT WAS EVEN BIGGER THAN THEY
  • 00:10:40.080 --> 00:10:41.040
  • EXPECTED.
  • 00:10:41.040 --> 00:10:42.260
  • THEY MISCALCULATED AND DIDN'T
  • 00:10:42.260 --> 00:10:44.000
  • BRING ENOUGH WATER.
  • 00:10:44.000 --> 00:10:45.110
  • THEY STARTED DIGGING AT
  • 00:10:45.110 --> 00:10:46.110
  • DIFFERENT SPOTS UNDERNEATH THE
  • 00:10:46.110 --> 00:10:47.170
  • SURFACE DOWN A FOOT OR TWO
  • 00:10:47.170 --> 00:10:49.150
  • TRYING TO FIND WATER.
  • 00:10:49.150 --> 00:10:50.210
  • THEY TRIED AND TRIED WITH NO
  • 00:10:50.210 --> 00:10:51.230
  • SUCCESS.
  • 00:10:51.230 --> 00:10:53.060
  • THEY ENDED UP LOSING THEIR LIFE
  • 00:10:53.060 --> 00:10:55.030
  • BECAUSE OF A LACK OF WATER.
  • 00:10:55.030 --> 00:10:56.210
  • MANY YEARS LATER IT WAS
  • 00:10:56.210 --> 00:10:57.290
  • DISCOVERED THERE WAS WATER RIGHT
  • 00:10:57.290 --> 00:11:00.070
  • THERE WHERE THEY HAD LOST THEIR
  • 00:11:00.070 --> 00:11:01.150
  • LIVES.
  • 00:11:01.150 --> 00:11:02.280
  • THE ONLY PROBLEM IS IT WAS THREE
  • 00:11:02.280 --> 00:11:04.090
  • FEET UNDERGROUND AND THEY ONLY
  • 00:11:04.090 --> 00:11:05.290
  • DUG DOWN TWO FEET.
  • 00:11:05.290 --> 00:11:08.060
  • IF THEY HAD JUST DUG DOWN A
  • 00:11:08.060 --> 00:11:09.090
  • LITTLE BIT FURTHER THEY WOULD
  • 00:11:09.090 --> 00:11:11.030
  • HAVE FOUND THE WATER THAT WOULD
  • 00:11:11.030 --> 00:11:12.180
  • HAVE SAVED THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:11:12.180 --> 00:11:14.110
  • THE SAME PRINCIPLE IS TRUE WHEN
  • 00:11:14.110 --> 00:11:15.190
  • YOU'RE IN A DRY SEASON AND
  • 00:11:15.190 --> 00:11:17.240
  • YOU'RE NOT GETTING ANY GOOD
  • 00:11:17.240 --> 00:11:19.070
  • BREAKS, BUSINESS IS SLOW, YOU'RE
  • 00:11:19.070 --> 00:11:21.100
  • STRUGGLING IN A RELATIONSHIP.
  • 00:11:21.100 --> 00:11:22.290
  • IT'S EASY TO THINK, "THIS IS
  • 00:11:22.290 --> 00:11:24.080
  • NEVER GOING TO CHANGE.
  • 00:11:24.080 --> 00:11:25.190
  • I'M NEVER GOING TO SEE MY DREAMS
  • 00:11:25.190 --> 00:11:27.120
  • COME TO PASS, NEVER GOING TO GET
  • 00:11:27.120 --> 00:11:28.210
  • OUT OF THIS PROBLEM."
  • 00:11:28.210 --> 00:11:30.130
  • NO, JUST LIKE THOSE EARLY
  • 00:11:30.130 --> 00:11:31.270
  • EXPLORERS, WATER IS THERE.
  • 00:11:31.270 --> 00:11:34.130
  • PROVISION IS THERE.
  • 00:11:34.130 --> 00:11:36.030
  • YOU JUST HAVE TO DIG DOWN A
  • 00:11:36.030 --> 00:11:37.180
  • LITTLE BIT DEEPER.
  • 00:11:37.180 --> 00:11:38.290
  • IF YOU WILL SHAKE OFF THE
  • 00:11:38.290 --> 00:11:40.000
  • SELF-PITY, SHAKE OFF WHAT DIDN'T
  • 00:11:40.000 --> 00:11:41.240
  • WORK OUT, SHAKE OFF THE
  • 00:11:41.240 --> 00:11:42.280
  • COMPLACENCY AND TURN UP YOUR
  • 00:11:42.280 --> 00:11:44.150
  • PRAISE, YOU'LL DISCOVER YOU CAN
  • 00:11:44.150 --> 00:11:46.200
  • PRAISE YOUR WAY TO VICTORY.
  • 00:11:46.200 --> 00:11:49.030
  • PSALM 149 TALKS ABOUT HOW WHEN
  • 00:11:49.030 --> 00:11:51.070
  • WE HAVE THE HIGH PRAISES OF GOD
  • 00:11:51.070 --> 00:11:53.280
  • COMING OUT OF OUR MOUTH, THEN
  • 00:11:53.280 --> 00:11:55.140
  • GOD WILL GO TO WAR AGAINST OUR
  • 00:11:55.140 --> 00:11:57.040
  • ENEMIES.
  • 00:11:57.040 --> 00:11:59.000
  • THE HIGH PRAISES MEANS YOU THANK
  • 00:11:59.000 --> 00:12:00.260
  • GOD WITH ENTHUSIASM.
  • 00:12:00.260 --> 00:12:02.260
  • YOU'RE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT GOD
  • 00:12:02.260 --> 00:12:03.260
  • HAS DONE.
  • 00:12:03.260 --> 00:12:06.030
  • IT'S NOT SECONDARY,
  • 00:12:06.030 --> 00:12:07.050
  • "OH, IF I HAVE TIME."
  • 00:12:07.050 --> 00:12:08.080
  • NO, YOU'RE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:12:08.080 --> 00:12:09.060
  • GOD'S GOODNESS.
  • 00:12:09.060 --> 00:12:11.030
  • YOU'RE CONSTANTLY TELLING YOUR
  • 00:12:11.030 --> 00:12:12.080
  • FRIENDS HOW GOD HAS BLESSED YOU.
  • 00:12:12.080 --> 00:12:14.100
  • IN YOUR CAR YOU'RE SINGING SONGS
  • 00:12:14.100 --> 00:12:15.110
  • OF PRAISE.
  • 00:12:15.110 --> 00:12:17.060
  • AT THE OFFICE, UNDER YOUR
  • 00:12:17.060 --> 00:12:18.110
  • BREATH, YOU'RE THANKING GOD FOR
  • 00:12:18.110 --> 00:12:19.160
  • HIS FAVOR.
  • 00:12:19.160 --> 00:12:21.120
  • IN THE GROCERY STORE YOU'RE
  • 00:12:21.120 --> 00:12:22.150
  • HUMMING THE TUNE TO, "I AM A
  • 00:12:22.150 --> 00:12:23.270
  • FRIEND OF GOD."
  • 00:12:23.270 --> 00:12:25.250
  • YOU'RE SO FULL OF PRAISE EVEN IF
  • 00:12:25.250 --> 00:12:27.050
  • YOU STUBBED YOUR TOE INSTEAD
  • 00:12:27.050 --> 00:12:28.220
  • OF COMPLAINING YOU WOULD SAY,
  • 00:12:28.220 --> 00:12:30.080
  • "THANK YOU, JESUS." (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:12:30.080 --> 00:12:32.140
  • YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING AND
  • 00:12:32.140 --> 00:12:33.090
  • SAY, "GOD, I LOVE YOU TODAY.
  • 00:12:33.090 --> 00:12:34.290
  • I PRAISE YOU TODAY. THANK YOU
  • 00:12:34.290 --> 00:12:35.280
  • FOR ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY."
  • 00:12:35.280 --> 00:12:38.080
  • WHEN YOU HAVE THESE HIGH PRAISES
  • 00:12:38.080 --> 00:12:40.160
  • COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH THE
  • 00:12:40.160 --> 00:12:41.160
  • SCRIPTURE SAYS ALMIGHTY GOD WILL
  • 00:12:41.160 --> 00:12:43.210
  • GO TO WAR AGAINST YOUR ENEMIES.
  • 00:12:43.210 --> 00:12:46.040
  • THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH
  • 00:12:46.040 --> 00:12:47.150
  • JOSHUA.
  • 00:12:47.150 --> 00:12:48.190
  • HE AND THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL WERE
  • 00:12:48.190 --> 00:12:49.200
  • HEADED TOWARD THE PROMISED LAND
  • 00:12:49.200 --> 00:12:51.280
  • BUT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR
  • 00:12:51.280 --> 00:12:53.100
  • PATH WAS A HUGE OBSTACLE; THE
  • 00:12:53.100 --> 00:12:55.200
  • CITY OF JERICHO.
  • 00:12:55.200 --> 00:12:57.230
  • IT STOOD BETWEEN THEM AND THEIR
  • 00:12:57.230 --> 00:12:59.080
  • DESTINY.
  • 00:12:59.080 --> 00:13:00.190
  • THEY COULDN'T GO AROUND IT.
  • 00:13:00.190 --> 00:13:02.000
  • THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH IT.
  • 00:13:02.000 --> 00:13:03.080
  • JERICHO WAS A LARGE FORTIFIED
  • 00:13:03.080 --> 00:13:04.060
  • CITY.
  • 00:13:04.060 --> 00:13:06.160
  • IT HAD THESE HUGE WALLS ALL THE
  • 00:13:06.160 --> 00:13:07.110
  • WAY AROUND IT.
  • 00:13:07.110 --> 00:13:09.200
  • BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR DESTINY
  • 00:13:09.200 --> 00:13:11.140
  • THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A JERICHO,
  • 00:13:11.140 --> 00:13:13.170
  • SOMETHING THAT YOU CANNOT GO
  • 00:13:13.170 --> 00:13:14.150
  • AROUND.
  • 00:13:14.150 --> 00:13:16.020
  • YOU EITHER HAVE TO DEFEAT IT OR
  • 00:13:16.020 --> 00:13:17.110
  • IT'S GOING TO DEFEAT YOU.
  • 00:13:17.110 --> 00:13:18.290
  • GOD TOLD JOSHUA TO TELL THE
  • 00:13:18.290 --> 00:13:20.230
  • PEOPLE TO MARCH AROUND THE CITY
  • 00:13:20.230 --> 00:13:22.270
  • WALLS FOR SIX DAYS, ONE TIME A
  • 00:13:22.270 --> 00:13:24.160
  • DAY AND ON THE SEVENTH DAY THEY
  • 00:13:24.160 --> 00:13:26.150
  • WERE TO MARCH AROUND SEVEN
  • 00:13:26.150 --> 00:13:27.180
  • TIMES.
  • 00:13:27.180 --> 00:13:29.180
  • THEY WERE INSTRUCTED NOT TO SAY
  • 00:13:29.180 --> 00:13:30.140
  • A WORD.
  • 00:13:30.140 --> 00:13:32.000
  • NO TALKING. NO WHISPERING.
  • 00:13:32.000 --> 00:13:33.010
  • NO COMPLAINING.
  • 00:13:33.010 --> 00:13:34.100
  • THEY HAD TO MARCH PERFECTLY
  • 00:13:34.100 --> 00:13:35.110
  • QUIET.
  • 00:13:35.110 --> 00:13:37.070
  • ON THE SEVENTH DAY, ON THE
  • 00:13:37.070 --> 00:13:38.080
  • SEVENTH TIME AROUND, GOD SAID,
  • 00:13:38.080 --> 00:13:40.020
  • "THIS TIME I WANT YOU TO DO
  • 00:13:40.020 --> 00:13:41.030
  • SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
  • 00:13:41.030 --> 00:13:43.040
  • AS YOU MARCH I WANT YOU TO LET
  • 00:13:43.040 --> 00:13:44.160
  • OUT A SHOUT OF PRAISE."
  • 00:13:44.160 --> 00:13:46.260
  • I CAN IMAGINE ON THAT SEVENTH
  • 00:13:46.260 --> 00:13:48.150
  • DAY THERE WAS SO MUCH
  • 00:13:48.150 --> 00:13:50.170
  • EXCITEMENT.
  • 00:13:50.170 --> 00:13:51.210
  • THEY WENT AROUND ONCE, TWICE,
  • 00:13:51.210 --> 00:13:52.270
  • THREE TIMES WITH GREAT
  • 00:13:52.270 --> 00:13:54.050
  • ANTICIPATION.
  • 00:13:54.050 --> 00:13:56.130
  • THEY KNEW SOMETHING BIG WAS
  • 00:13:56.130 --> 00:13:57.140
  • ABOUT TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:13:57.140 --> 00:13:59.030
  • ON THAT SEVENTH TIME AROUND,
  • 00:13:59.030 --> 00:14:01.050
  • AFTER THE PRIESTS BLEW THE
  • 00:14:01.050 --> 00:14:02.200
  • TRUMPETS, THEY LET OUT THE HIGH
  • 00:14:02.200 --> 00:14:04.150
  • PRAISES OF GOD.
  • 00:14:04.150 --> 00:14:06.100
  • THEY BEGAN TO SHOUT AND CHEER
  • 00:14:06.100 --> 00:14:07.190
  • AND SING, "HOSANNA IN THE
  • 00:14:07.190 --> 00:14:09.020
  • HIGHEST!
  • 00:14:09.020 --> 00:14:10.110
  • TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!"
  • 00:14:10.110 --> 00:14:12.040
  • SO LOUD NO DOUBT IT SOUNDED LIKE
  • 00:14:12.040 --> 00:14:13.170
  • A JET AIRPLANE PASSING BY.
  • 00:14:13.170 --> 00:14:16.130
  • PEOPLE COULD HEAR IT FOR MILES
  • 00:14:16.130 --> 00:14:17.100
  • AND MILES.
  • 00:14:17.100 --> 00:14:18.240
  • ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE IMPOSSIBLE
  • 00:14:18.240 --> 00:14:19.250
  • BEGAN TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:14:19.250 --> 00:14:22.100
  • THOSE THICK, FORTIFIED WALLS
  • 00:14:22.100 --> 00:14:24.170
  • BEGAN TO SHAKE AND RATTLE AND
  • 00:14:24.170 --> 00:14:26.100
  • BEFORE LONG THEY WERE ROLLING.
  • 00:14:26.100 --> 00:14:29.020
  • THEY CAME TUMBLING DOWN.
  • 00:14:29.020 --> 00:14:30.090
  • THE PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO GO IN,
  • 00:14:30.090 --> 00:14:31.240
  • TAKE THE CITY AND EVENTUALLY
  • 00:14:31.240 --> 00:14:33.040
  • MAKE IT INTO THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 00:14:33.040 --> 00:14:35.070
  • A LOT OF TIMES WE THINK, "I'LL
  • 00:14:35.070 --> 00:14:36.170
  • SHOUT AFTER THE WALLS COME DOWN.
  • 00:14:36.170 --> 00:14:39.080
  • I'LL SHOUT AFTER MY VICTORY,
  • 00:14:39.080 --> 00:14:41.110
  • AFTER THE PROMOTION, AFTER THE
  • 00:14:41.110 --> 00:14:42.090
  • BREAKTHROUGH."
  • 00:14:42.090 --> 00:14:43.100
  • NO, THAT'S BACKWARDS.
  • 00:14:43.100 --> 00:14:44.130
  • THE SHOUT IS WHAT ACTIVATES
  • 00:14:44.130 --> 00:14:46.030
  • GOD'S POWER.
  • 00:14:46.030 --> 00:14:47.070
  • AND I REALIZE GOD HEARS US EVEN
  • 00:14:47.070 --> 00:14:49.000
  • WHEN WE WHISPER.
  • 00:14:49.000 --> 00:14:50.140
  • BUT I BELIEVE THERE ARE SOME
  • 00:14:50.140 --> 00:14:52.010
  • WALLS THAT WILL NOT COME DOWN
  • 00:14:52.010 --> 00:14:53.260
  • WITHOUT THE HIGH PRAISES OF GOD
  • 00:14:53.260 --> 00:14:56.010
  • COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH.
  • 00:14:56.010 --> 00:14:57.170
  • YOU'VE GOT TO TURN UP THE
  • 00:14:57.170 --> 00:14:58.170
  • PRAISE.
  • 00:14:58.170 --> 00:14:59.100
  • YOU'VE GOT TO THANK GOD IN A
  • 00:14:59.100 --> 00:15:00.020
  • GREATER WAY.
  • 00:15:00.020 --> 00:15:01.040
  • YOU'VE GOT TO DECLARE HIS
  • 00:15:01.040 --> 00:15:01.270
  • GOODNESS OVER YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:15:01.270 --> 00:15:03.250
  • SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN AROUND
  • 00:15:03.250 --> 00:15:04.270
  • THAT CITY ONCE, TWICE, THREE
  • 00:15:04.270 --> 00:15:06.100
  • TIMES.
  • 00:15:06.100 --> 00:15:07.110
  • GOD IS SAYING, "YOU'RE COMING
  • 00:15:07.110 --> 00:15:08.120
  • INTO YOUR SEVENTH DAY. YOU'RE
  • 00:15:08.120 --> 00:15:10.020
  • ABOUT TO ENTER INTO YOUR
  • 00:15:10.020 --> 00:15:11.130
  • VICTORY LAP." NOW HERE'S
  • 00:15:11.130 --> 00:15:12.180
  • A QUESTION. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:15:12.180 --> 00:15:14.050
  • WHAT'S COMING OUT OF YOUR
  • 00:15:14.050 --> 00:15:14.280
  • MOUTH?
  • 00:15:14.280 --> 00:15:16.090
  • "OH, JOEL. THESE WALLS ARE SO
  • 00:15:16.090 --> 00:15:17.010
  • BIG." "MAN, I'VE HAD THIS
  • 00:15:17.010 --> 00:15:18.020
  • PROBLEM SO LONG."
  • 00:15:18.020 --> 00:15:19.270
  • "THESE OBSTACLES ARE SO HIGH."
  • 00:15:19.270 --> 00:15:21.100
  • NO, ZIP THAT UP AND LET OUT SOME
  • 00:15:21.100 --> 00:15:22.290
  • HIGH PRAISES.
  • 00:15:22.290 --> 00:15:24.220
  • "GOD, I WANT TO THANK YOU,
  • 00:15:24.220 --> 00:15:25.190
  • YOU'RE BIGGER THAN THIS PROBLEM,
  • 00:15:25.190 --> 00:15:26.220
  • GREATER THAN THIS SICKNESS, MORE
  • 00:15:26.220 --> 00:15:28.030
  • POWERFUL THAN THIS ADDICTION."
  • 00:15:28.030 --> 00:15:30.070
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:15:30.070 --> 00:15:31.110
  • "FATHER, I THANK YOU THAT YOU
  • 00:15:31.110 --> 00:15:32.060
  • ARE FIGHTING MY BATTLES
  • 00:15:32.060 --> 00:15:32.280
  • FOR ME."
  • 00:15:32.280 --> 00:15:33.240
  • IF YOU KEEP THE HIGH PRAISES
  • 00:15:33.240 --> 00:15:35.140
  • COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH, THEN
  • 00:15:35.140 --> 00:15:36.190
  • LIKE JOSHUA YOU NEED TO GET
  • 00:15:36.190 --> 00:15:37.260
  • READY.
  • 00:15:37.260 --> 00:15:39.060
  • WALLS ARE GOING TO COME DOWN.
  • 00:15:39.060 --> 00:15:40.110
  • BARRIERS ARE GOING TO BE BROKEN.
  • 00:15:40.110 --> 00:15:42.010
  • NEW DOORS ARE GOING TO OPEN.
  • 00:15:42.010 --> 00:15:43.230
  • CHAINS OF ADDICTION WILL BE
  • 00:15:43.230 --> 00:15:44.270
  • LOOSED.
  • 00:15:44.270 --> 00:15:46.050
  • DREAMS WILL COME TO PASS.
  • 00:15:46.050 --> 00:15:47.180
  • ISAIAH 54 SAYS, "SING, OH BARREN
  • 00:15:47.180 --> 00:15:49.180
  • WOMAN, YOU WHO NEVER BORE A
  • 00:15:49.180 --> 00:15:51.200
  • CHILD; BREAK FORTH INTO SONG
  • 00:15:51.200 --> 00:15:53.030
  • AND SHOUT FOR JOY."
  • 00:15:55.050 --> 00:15:58.050
  • THIS IS SAYING IF YOUR DREAMS
  • 00:15:58.050 --> 00:15:58.290
  • HAVE NOT YET COME TO PASS, IF
  • 00:15:58.290 --> 00:16:01.250
  • YOU HAVE UNBORN PROMISES, IF
  • 00:16:01.250 --> 00:16:03.280
  • YOU FEEL BARREN, DON'T SIT
  • 00:16:03.280 --> 00:16:05.130
  • AROUND IN DEFEAT.
  • 00:16:05.130 --> 00:16:08.030
  • DON'T SAY, "TOO BAD. IT'S NEVER
  • 00:16:08.030 --> 00:16:09.210
  • GOING TO HAPPEN."
  • 00:16:09.210 --> 00:16:10.270
  • NO, GOD IS SAYING, "IF YOU FEEL
  • 00:16:10.270 --> 00:16:12.070
  • BARREN, MORE THAN EVER, YOU NEED
  • 00:16:12.070 --> 00:16:13.260
  • TO TURN UP THE PRAISE."
  • 00:16:13.260 --> 00:16:16.020
  • HERE'S WHY.
  • 00:16:16.020 --> 00:16:17.100
  • PRAISE IS THE BIRTH POSITION.
  • 00:16:17.100 --> 00:16:20.000
  • WHEN YOU'RE THANKFUL, WHEN YOU
  • 00:16:20.000 --> 00:16:21.110
  • HAVE A SONG IN YOUR HEART, WHEN
  • 00:16:21.110 --> 00:16:23.000
  • YOU GO AROUND TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:16:23.000 --> 00:16:24.220
  • GOD'S GOODNESS, YOU ARE PUTTING
  • 00:16:24.220 --> 00:16:25.270
  • YOURSELF IN POSITION TO GIVE
  • 00:16:25.270 --> 00:16:27.120
  • BIRTH TO THAT PROMISE.
  • 00:16:27.120 --> 00:16:30.090
  • FOR INSTANCE, MAYBE YOU'RE
  • 00:16:30.090 --> 00:16:31.120
  • SINGLE AND YOU'RE HOPING TO MEET
  • 00:16:31.120 --> 00:16:32.130
  • THE RIGHT PERSON.
  • 00:16:32.130 --> 00:16:34.080
  • WELL DON'T SIT BACK AND THINK,
  • 00:16:34.080 --> 00:16:35.070
  • "POOR OLD ME. IT'S NEVER GOING
  • 00:16:35.070 --> 00:16:36.040
  • TO HAPPEN."
  • 00:16:36.040 --> 00:16:37.140
  • NO, HAVE A SONG OF PRAISE.
  • 00:16:37.140 --> 00:16:38.290
  • "LORD, I WANT TO THANK YOU THAT
  • 00:16:38.290 --> 00:16:40.040
  • YOU'RE DIRECTING MY STEPS,
  • 00:16:40.040 --> 00:16:41.260
  • CAUSING ME TO BE AT THE RIGHT
  • 00:16:41.260 --> 00:16:43.030
  • PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME.
  • 00:16:43.030 --> 00:16:44.220
  • FATHER, I THANK YOU FOR BRINGING
  • 00:16:44.220 --> 00:16:46.000
  • SOMEBODY PERFECT INTO MY LIFE."
  • 00:16:46.000 --> 00:16:48.110
  • EVERY TIME YOU GIVE GOD PRAISE
  • 00:16:48.110 --> 00:16:50.210
  • YOU'RE PUTTING YOURSELF IN
  • 00:16:50.210 --> 00:16:51.200
  • POSITION TO GIVE BIRTH.
  • 00:16:51.200 --> 00:16:54.040
  • YOU ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO
  • 00:16:54.040 --> 00:16:55.120
  • SEEING THE PROMISE COME TO PASS.
  • 00:16:55.120 --> 00:16:57.210
  • IN YOUR HEALTH YOU MAY HAVE
  • 00:16:57.210 --> 00:16:59.160
  • STRUGGLED WITH A SICKNESS A LONG
  • 00:16:59.160 --> 00:17:00.200
  • TIME.
  • 00:17:00.200 --> 00:17:02.030
  • IT WOULD BE EASY TO SETTLE THERE
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:03.090
  • AND THINK, "I'M ALWAYS GOING TO
  • 00:17:03.090 --> 00:17:04.220
  • BE BARREN. I'M NEVER GOING TO
  • 00:17:04.220 --> 00:17:05.290
  • BE FREE FROM THIS PAIN."
  • 00:17:05.290 --> 00:17:08.010
  • NO, SWITCH OVER INTO PRAISE.
  • 00:17:08.010 --> 00:17:09.260
  • "LORD, I WANT TO THANK YOU THAT
  • 00:17:09.260 --> 00:17:11.010
  • YOU ARE RESTORING HEALTH BACK
  • 00:17:11.010 --> 00:17:12.020
  • UNTO ME.
  • 00:17:12.020 --> 00:17:13.040
  • LORD, THANK YOU THAT YOU SAID
  • 00:17:13.040 --> 00:17:14.010
  • YOU WOULD SATISFY ME WITH A LONG
  • 00:17:14.010 --> 00:17:15.030
  • LIFE.
  • 00:17:15.030 --> 00:17:16.130
  • I BELIEVE EVEN NOW, HEALTH,
  • 00:17:16.130 --> 00:17:17.180
  • HEALING, WHOLENESS, VICTORY
  • 00:17:17.180 --> 00:17:19.040
  • IS FLOWING INTO ME."
  • 00:17:19.040 --> 00:17:20.290
  • THE REASON MANY PEOPLE HAVE
  • 00:17:20.290 --> 00:17:22.140
  • PROMISES THAT DIE STILLBORN IS
  • 00:17:22.140 --> 00:17:23.270
  • BECAUSE THEY GET NEGATIVE.
  • 00:17:23.290 --> 00:17:26.290
  • THEY START COMPLAINING.
  • 00:17:26.290 --> 00:17:28.130
  • YOU WILL NOT GIVE BIRTH WITHOUT
  • 00:17:28.130 --> 00:17:29.120
  • A SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING.
  • 00:17:29.210 --> 00:17:32.210
  • THAT PROMISE THAT YOU ARE
  • 00:17:32.210 --> 00:17:33.190
  • STANDING ON, THAT DREAM YOU'RE
  • 00:17:33.190 --> 00:17:35.130
  • BELIEVING FOR, IT'S READY.
  • 00:17:35.130 --> 00:17:38.130
  • IT'S DEVELOPED. IT'S GROWN.
  • 00:17:38.130 --> 00:17:40.020
  • NOW IF YOU'D JUST TURN UP THE
  • 00:17:40.020 --> 00:17:41.190
  • PRAISE YOU WOULD SEE IT COME TO
  • 00:17:41.190 --> 00:17:42.240
  • PASS.
  • 00:17:42.240 --> 00:17:44.010
  • YOU WOULD GIVE BIRTH TO THAT
  • 00:17:44.010 --> 00:17:45.070
  • PROMISE.
  • 00:17:45.070 --> 00:17:46.010
  • 2 KINGS CHAPTER 3, THE PEOPLE
  • 00:17:46.010 --> 00:17:47.100
  • WERE IN A SERIOUS DROUGHT.
  • 00:17:47.100 --> 00:17:49.240
  • IT HADN'T RAINED IN A LONG TIME.
  • 00:17:49.240 --> 00:17:50.270
  • NOT A CLOUD IN THE SKY.
  • 00:17:50.270 --> 00:17:52.220
  • ON TOP OF THAT THEY WERE IN THIS
  • 00:17:52.220 --> 00:17:55.020
  • VALLEY THAT NEVER GOT ANY RAIN.
  • 00:17:55.020 --> 00:17:57.080
  • THE PROPHET ELIJAH INSTRUCTED
  • 00:17:57.080 --> 00:17:59.150
  • THEM TO DO SOMETHING THAT SEEMED
  • 00:17:59.150 --> 00:18:01.010
  • VERY ODD.
  • 00:18:01.010 --> 00:18:02.200
  • HE TOLD THEM TO DIG DITCHES IN
  • 00:18:02.200 --> 00:18:03.220
  • THE VALLEY IN PREPARATION TO
  • 00:18:03.220 --> 00:18:06.150
  • CATCH THE WATER FROM THE RAIN
  • 00:18:06.150 --> 00:18:08.120
  • THAT WAS COMING.
  • 00:18:08.120 --> 00:18:10.260
  • MOST OF US WOULD HAVE SAID,
  • 00:18:10.260 --> 00:18:12.150
  • "NOW, ELIJAH. WE ARE IN A
  • 00:18:12.150 --> 00:18:13.200
  • VALLEY THAT NEVER GETS ANY
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:15.050
  • RAIN. PLUS, WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE
  • 00:18:15.050 --> 00:18:16.100
  • OF A DROUGHT. IF WE SEE SOME
  • 00:18:16.100 --> 00:18:18.140
  • DARK CLOUDS, IF WE SEE SOME
  • 00:18:18.140 --> 00:18:20.030
  • KIND OF RAIN, THEN MAYBE WE'LL
  • 00:18:20.030 --> 00:18:22.090
  • DIG SOME DITCHES BUT NOT NOW."
  • 00:18:22.090 --> 00:18:24.030
  • ELIJAH SAID, "NO. THAT'S NOT
  • 00:18:24.030 --> 00:18:26.110
  • HOW IT WORKS. IF YOU WANT TO
  • 00:18:26.110 --> 00:18:27.280
  • SEE RAIN YOU HAVE TO DIG THE
  • 00:18:27.280 --> 00:18:28.210
  • DITCHES FIRST."
  • 00:18:28.210 --> 00:18:31.080
  • THEY DUG THE DITCHES AND THE
  • 00:18:31.080 --> 00:18:32.040
  • NEXT DAY THEY WERE FILLED TO
  • 00:18:32.040 --> 00:18:33.160
  • OVERFLOWING.
  • 00:18:33.160 --> 00:18:35.180
  • THE DROUGHT HAD ENDED.
  • 00:18:35.180 --> 00:18:36.290
  • RAIN IN THE SCRIPTURE REPRESENTS
  • 00:18:36.290 --> 00:18:38.200
  • BLESSING, FAVOR, INCREASE.
  • 00:18:39.070 --> 00:18:42.070
  • THIS SAME PRINCIPLE IS TRUE.
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:44.110
  • THE WAY WE DIG DITCHES, SO TO
  • 00:18:44.110 --> 00:18:46.050
  • SPEAK, TO MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR
  • 00:18:46.050 --> 00:18:48.040
  • GOD'S GOODNESS, IS BY GIVING GOD
  • 00:18:48.040 --> 00:18:50.070
  • PRAISE.
  • 00:18:50.070 --> 00:18:52.000
  • EVERY TIME YOU SAY, "FATHER,
  • 00:18:52.000 --> 00:18:53.130
  • THANK YOU THAT I'M BLESSED,"
  • 00:18:53.130 --> 00:18:55.020
  • YOU ARE DIGGING A DITCH.
  • 00:18:55.020 --> 00:18:56.230
  • YOU'RE MAKING PREPARATION FOR
  • 00:18:56.230 --> 00:18:58.000
  • THE BLESSINGS THAT WILL FOLLOW.
  • 00:18:58.000 --> 00:19:00.020
  • WHEN YOU SAY, "LORD, THANK YOU
  • 00:19:00.020 --> 00:19:01.090
  • THAT I'M STRONG AND HEALTHY,"
  • 00:19:01.090 --> 00:19:03.090
  • YOU'RE DIGGING ANOTHER DITCH.
  • 00:19:03.090 --> 00:19:04.180
  • YOU'RE PREPARING FOR GOD TO FILL
  • 00:19:04.180 --> 00:19:06.080
  • YOU WITH HEALTH, STRENGTH,
  • 00:19:06.080 --> 00:19:07.190
  • VITALITY.
  • 00:19:07.190 --> 00:19:08.220
  • WHEN YOU SAY, "FATHER, THANK YOU
  • 00:19:08.220 --> 00:19:09.280
  • THAT MY CHILDREN MAKE GOOD
  • 00:19:09.280 --> 00:19:11.080
  • DECISIONS, THAT THEY WILL
  • 00:19:11.080 --> 00:19:12.210
  • FULFILL THEIR DESTINY," THERE
  • 00:19:12.210 --> 00:19:14.100
  • MAY NOT BE ANY SIGN OF IT RIGHT
  • 00:19:14.100 --> 00:19:16.160
  • NOW.
  • 00:19:16.160 --> 00:19:18.010
  • IN FACT, IF SOMEBODY OVERHEARD
  • 00:19:18.010 --> 00:19:19.060
  • YOU THEY'D SAY, "WHAT ARE YOU
  • 00:19:19.060 --> 00:19:20.120
  • TALKING ABOUT? YOUR CHILDREN
  • 00:19:20.120 --> 00:19:21.160
  • AREN'T MAKING GOOD DECISIONS.
  • 00:19:21.160 --> 00:19:23.000
  • THEY'RE FAR OFF COURSE."
  • 00:19:23.000 --> 00:19:24.270
  • "YOU'RE NOT BLESSED."
  • 00:19:24.270 --> 00:19:25.290
  • "YOU'RE NOT HEALTHY."
  • 00:19:25.290 --> 00:19:27.050
  • THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED BACK IN
  • 00:19:27.050 --> 00:19:27.270
  • THOSE DAYS.
  • 00:19:27.270 --> 00:19:29.080
  • PEOPLE SAID, "WHY ARE YOU
  • 00:19:29.080 --> 00:19:30.070
  • DIGGING A DITCH IN THE VALLEY?
  • 00:19:30.070 --> 00:19:32.060
  • DON'T YOU KNOW IT NEVER RAINS
  • 00:19:32.060 --> 00:19:33.000
  • HERE?
  • 00:19:33.000 --> 00:19:34.160
  • DON'T YOU KNOW WE'RE IN THE
  • 00:19:34.160 --> 00:19:35.070
  • MIDDLE OF A DROUGHT?
  • 00:19:35.070 --> 00:19:36.210
  • YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME."
  • 00:19:36.210 --> 00:19:38.040
  • NO, DON'T BE MOVED BY WHAT YOU
  • 00:19:38.040 --> 00:19:39.060
  • SEE OR BY WHAT YOU HEAR.
  • 00:19:39.060 --> 00:19:41.260
  • BE MOVED BY WHAT YOU KNOW.
  • 00:19:41.260 --> 00:19:43.150
  • "MY CHILD MAY BE OFF COURSE, BUT
  • 00:19:43.150 --> 00:19:44.180
  • I KNOW BECAUSE I'M A PRAISER,
  • 00:19:44.180 --> 00:19:46.200
  • RAIN IS COMING."
  • 00:19:46.200 --> 00:19:48.240
  • THOSE THOUGHTS MAY TELL YOU
  • 00:19:48.240 --> 00:19:50.100
  • "IT'S NEVER GOING TO WORK OUT.
  • 00:19:50.100 --> 00:19:52.000
  • YOU'VE HAD THIS ADDICTION SINCE
  • 00:19:52.000 --> 00:19:52.240
  • YOU WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL.
  • 00:19:52.240 --> 00:19:54.150
  • YOU'RE ALWAYS GOING TO BE IN A
  • 00:19:54.150 --> 00:19:55.060
  • DROUGHT."
  • 00:19:55.060 --> 00:19:56.080
  • NO, SHAKE THAT OFF AND JUST KEEP
  • 00:19:56.080 --> 00:19:57.190
  • DIGGING THE DITCH.
  • 00:19:57.190 --> 00:19:59.010
  • KEEP THANKING GOD THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:19:59.010 --> 00:20:00.000
  • FREE, THANKING GOD FOR HIS
  • 00:20:00.000 --> 00:20:01.050
  • GOODNESS, THANKING GOD FOR HIS
  • 00:20:01.050 --> 00:20:02.020
  • FAVOR.
  • 00:20:02.020 --> 00:20:03.160
  • IF YOU WILL DO YOUR PART AND DIG
  • 00:20:03.160 --> 00:20:05.100
  • THE DITCHES GOD IS SAYING, "I'LL
  • 00:20:05.100 --> 00:20:07.070
  • DO MY PART AND BRING THE RAIN.
  • 00:20:07.070 --> 00:20:08.150
  • I'LL HELP YOU BREAK ADDICTIONS.
  • 00:20:08.150 --> 00:20:10.280
  • I'LL OPEN UP NEW DOORS.
  • 00:20:11.120 --> 00:20:14.120
  • I'LL SHOW YOU FAVOR.
  • 00:20:14.120 --> 00:20:15.290
  • I'LL HEAL YOUR BODY.
  • 00:20:15.290 --> 00:20:17.160
  • I'LL RESTORE YOUR MARRIAGE."
  • 00:20:17.160 --> 00:20:19.050
  • WHEN I LOOK OUT THROUGH MY EYES
  • 00:20:19.050 --> 00:20:20.140
  • OF FAITH, YOU KNOW WHAT I SEE?
  • 00:20:20.140 --> 00:20:22.010
  • I SEE DARK CLOUDS FORMING.
  • 00:20:22.010 --> 00:20:23.150
  • I SEE THE SKY IS TURNING
  • 00:20:23.150 --> 00:20:24.210
  • OVERCAST.
  • 00:20:24.210 --> 00:20:25.180
  • YOU MAY BE IN DROUGHT BUT JUST
  • 00:20:25.180 --> 00:20:27.080
  • KEEP GIVING GOD PRAISE.
  • 00:20:27.080 --> 00:20:28.200
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS RAIN IS COMING
  • 00:20:28.200 --> 00:20:31.080
  • YOUR WAY, DOWNPOURS OF FAVOR,
  • 00:20:31.080 --> 00:20:33.060
  • DOWNPOURS OF BLESSINGS.
  • 00:20:33.060 --> 00:20:35.160
  • AN ABUNDANCE OF GOD'S GOODNESS!
  • 00:20:35.160 --> 00:20:37.280
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:20:37.280 --> 00:20:39.130
  • SOME OF YOU TODAY NEED TO DIG
  • 00:20:39.130 --> 00:20:40.030
  • SOME NEW DITCHES.
  • 00:20:40.030 --> 00:20:41.180
  • YOU HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING HAPPEN
  • 00:20:41.180 --> 00:20:42.130
  • GOOD IN A LONG TIME.
  • 00:20:42.130 --> 00:20:44.140
  • YOU'VE LOST YOUR FIRE, YOUR
  • 00:20:44.140 --> 00:20:45.130
  • VISION; YOUR ENTHUSIASM.
  • 00:20:45.130 --> 00:20:47.060
  • TURN UP THE PRAISE.
  • 00:20:47.060 --> 00:20:48.220
  • MAKE PREPARATION FOR THE NEW
  • 00:20:48.220 --> 00:20:50.130
  • THING GOD WANTS TO DO.
  • 00:20:50.130 --> 00:20:52.170
  • GET UP EVERY MORNING AND THANK
  • 00:20:52.170 --> 00:20:53.270
  • GOD THAT HE IS BRINGING YOUR
  • 00:20:53.270 --> 00:20:55.210
  • DREAMS TO PASS.
  • 00:20:55.210 --> 00:20:57.010
  • THANK HIM THAT HE IS CONNECTING
  • 00:20:57.010 --> 00:20:58.160
  • YOU TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
  • 00:20:58.160 --> 00:21:00.040
  • THANK HIM THAT YOU'RE TALENTED,
  • 00:21:00.040 --> 00:21:01.250
  • CREATIVE, DISCIPLINED, FOCUSED,
  • 00:21:01.250 --> 00:21:04.030
  • STRONG, SECURE.
  • 00:21:04.030 --> 00:21:05.140
  • IF YOU'LL DIG THE DITCHES GOD
  • 00:21:05.140 --> 00:21:07.010
  • WILL BRING THE RAIN.
  • 00:21:07.010 --> 00:21:08.260
  • SEE, PRAISE IS MORE THAN JUST
  • 00:21:08.260 --> 00:21:09.280
  • SINGING A SONG.
  • 00:21:09.280 --> 00:21:11.250
  • IT'S MORE THAN JUST SOMETHING WE
  • 00:21:11.250 --> 00:21:12.280
  • DO ON SUNDAYS.
  • 00:21:12.280 --> 00:21:14.160
  • PRAISE IS AN ATTITUDE.
  • 00:21:14.160 --> 00:21:16.110
  • ALL THROUGH THE DAY YOU'RE
  • 00:21:16.110 --> 00:21:17.040
  • GRATEFUL.
  • 00:21:17.040 --> 00:21:18.280
  • UNDER YOUR BREATH YOU'RE
  • 00:21:18.280 --> 00:21:20.020
  • CONSTANTLY WHISPERING, "LORD, I
  • 00:21:20.020 --> 00:21:21.120
  • LOVE YOU. THANK YOU FOR THIS
  • 00:21:21.120 --> 00:21:22.200
  • DAY. THANK YOU FOR MY FAMILY.
  • 00:21:22.200 --> 00:21:24.090
  • THANK YOU THAT I'M HEALTHY."
  • 00:21:24.090 --> 00:21:25.280
  • WHEN YOU HAVE THIS CONTINUAL
  • 00:21:25.280 --> 00:21:27.100
  • ATTITUDE OF PRAISE IT'S LIKE
  • 00:21:27.100 --> 00:21:29.040
  • YOU'RE ALWAYS DIGGING DITCHES.
  • 00:21:29.040 --> 00:21:31.250
  • THAT'S WHAT ALLOWS GOD TO DO
  • 00:21:31.250 --> 00:21:32.210
  • AMAZING THINGS.
  • 00:21:32.210 --> 00:21:34.250
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE THERE IS A MAN
  • 00:21:34.250 --> 00:21:36.150
  • BY THE NAME OF HEZEKIAH.
  • 00:21:36.150 --> 00:21:38.000
  • HEZEKIAH WAS A GOOD MAN.
  • 00:21:38.000 --> 00:21:39.230
  • HE LOVED AND HONORED GOD.
  • 00:21:39.230 --> 00:21:41.210
  • HE STOOD FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • 00:21:41.210 --> 00:21:43.100
  • HE LED THE PEOPLE WITH
  • 00:21:43.100 --> 00:21:44.120
  • INTEGRITY.
  • 00:21:44.120 --> 00:21:45.240
  • EVERYTHING WAS GOING GREAT.
  • 00:21:45.240 --> 00:21:47.170
  • HE WAS IN THE PRIME OF HIS
  • 00:21:47.170 --> 00:21:48.130
  • CAREER WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN
  • 00:21:48.130 --> 00:21:49.290
  • HE GOT VERY SICK.
  • 00:21:49.290 --> 00:21:52.010
  • HEZEKIAH'S MENTOR WAS THE
  • 00:21:52.010 --> 00:21:52.250
  • PROPHET ISAIAH.
  • 00:21:52.250 --> 00:21:55.150
  • HE CAME TO THE PALACE AND SAID,
  • 00:21:55.150 --> 00:21:57.240
  • "HEZEKIAH, I HAVE A WORD FROM
  • 00:21:57.240 --> 00:21:58.130
  • THE LORD FOR YOU.
  • 00:21:58.130 --> 00:22:00.140
  • GOD SAYS, 'SET YOUR HOUSE IN
  • 00:22:00.140 --> 00:22:01.120
  • ORDER FOR YOU SHALL SURELY
  • 00:22:01.120 --> 00:22:03.000
  • DIE.'"
  • 00:22:03.000 --> 00:22:05.110
  • HE PRONOUNCED A DEATH
  • 00:22:05.110 --> 00:22:06.080
  • SENTENCE OVER HEZEKIAH.
  • 00:22:06.080 --> 00:22:08.160
  • UP TO THAT POINT ALL OF ISAIAH'S
  • 00:22:08.160 --> 00:22:09.160
  • PROPHECIES HAD COME TRUE.
  • 00:22:09.160 --> 00:22:12.140
  • HE HAD A PROVEN TRACK RECORD.
  • 00:22:12.140 --> 00:22:13.290
  • ISAIAH TURNED AROUND AND BEGAN
  • 00:22:13.290 --> 00:22:15.080
  • TO WALK OUT OF THE PALACE.
  • 00:22:15.080 --> 00:22:17.030
  • HEZEKIAH BEGAN TO PRAY.
  • 00:22:17.030 --> 00:22:18.290
  • HE ASKED GOD TO GIVE HIM MORE
  • 00:22:18.290 --> 00:22:20.080
  • YEARS.
  • 00:22:20.080 --> 00:22:21.120
  • HE REMINDED GOD OF ALL THE GOOD
  • 00:22:21.120 --> 00:22:22.290
  • THINGS HE HAD DONE, HOW HE HAD
  • 00:22:22.290 --> 00:22:24.150
  • GOTTEN RID OF THE IDOLS, HOW HE
  • 00:22:24.150 --> 00:22:26.150
  • HAD ENCOURAGED THE PEOPLE TO
  • 00:22:26.150 --> 00:22:27.250
  • WORSHIP, ON AND ON.
  • 00:22:27.250 --> 00:22:29.050
  • HE WAS PLEADING HIS CASE.
  • 00:22:29.050 --> 00:22:30.230
  • BUT ISAIAH JUST KEPT ON WALKING
  • 00:22:30.230 --> 00:22:31.260
  • OUT.
  • 00:22:31.260 --> 00:22:33.050
  • NOTHING HAD CHANGED.
  • 00:22:33.050 --> 00:22:34.160
  • HEZEKIAH SAID, "GOD, I DESERVE
  • 00:22:34.160 --> 00:22:35.280
  • MORE YEARS! I'VE DONE MY BEST.
  • 00:22:35.280 --> 00:22:38.140
  • I'VE LIVED WITH INTEGRITY."
  • 00:22:38.140 --> 00:22:39.290
  • BUT ISAIAH JUST KEPT ON WALKING.
  • 00:22:39.290 --> 00:22:42.010
  • FINALLY HEZEKIAH DECIDED TO TRY
  • 00:22:42.010 --> 00:22:44.150
  • A DIFFERENT APPROACH.
  • 00:22:44.150 --> 00:22:45.280
  • INSTEAD OF TELLING GOD HOW GOOD
  • 00:22:45.280 --> 00:22:47.050
  • HE WAS AND LISTING ALL OF HIS
  • 00:22:47.050 --> 00:22:48.100
  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS HE BEGAN TO GIVE
  • 00:22:48.100 --> 00:22:50.000
  • GOD PRAISE.
  • 00:22:50.000 --> 00:22:52.220
  • HE BEGAN TO THANK GOD FOR WHO HE
  • 00:22:52.220 --> 00:22:53.230
  • WAS AND THANK GOD FOR WHAT HE
  • 00:22:53.230 --> 00:22:55.030
  • HAD DONE.
  • 00:22:55.030 --> 00:22:56.240
  • HEZEKIAH MADE THE STATEMENT,
  • 00:22:56.240 --> 00:22:58.000
  • "GOD, THE GRAVE CANNOT GIVE YOU
  • 00:22:58.000 --> 00:22:58.260
  • PRAISE."
  • 00:22:58.260 --> 00:23:01.170
  • AT THAT VERY MOMENT ISAIAH
  • 00:23:01.170 --> 00:23:02.240
  • STOPPED IN HIS TRACKS.
  • 00:23:02.240 --> 00:23:04.090
  • HE TURNED BACK AROUND.
  • 00:23:04.090 --> 00:23:05.190
  • GOD SAID, "ISAIAH, I WANT YOU TO
  • 00:23:05.190 --> 00:23:07.050
  • GO BACK AND TELL KING HEZEKIAH
  • 00:23:07.050 --> 00:23:09.170
  • IF HE IS GOING TO PRAISE ME I
  • 00:23:09.170 --> 00:23:10.250
  • WILL GIVE HIM FIFTEEN MORE
  • 00:23:10.250 --> 00:23:12.000
  • YEARS. IF HE IS GOING TO PRAISE
  • 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:13.210
  • ME IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY.
  • 00:23:13.210 --> 00:23:15.220
  • I'LL ADD TO HIS LIFE."
  • 00:23:15.220 --> 00:23:17.000
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:17.000 --> 00:23:18.270
  • WHAT AM I SAYING?
  • 00:23:18.270 --> 00:23:19.270
  • YOUR PRAISE CAN EVEN CHANGE
  • 00:23:19.270 --> 00:23:20.240
  • GOD'S MIND.
  • 00:23:20.240 --> 00:23:22.260
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL GOD HOW
  • 00:23:22.260 --> 00:23:24.050
  • GOOD YOU ARE AND HOW MUCH YOU
  • 00:23:24.050 --> 00:23:25.070
  • DESERVE IT.
  • 00:23:25.070 --> 00:23:26.180
  • JUST PRAISE HIM FOR WHO HE IS,
  • 00:23:26.180 --> 00:23:28.220
  • FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE.
  • 00:23:28.220 --> 00:23:30.130
  • PRAISE HIM FOR HIS GREATNESS.
  • 00:23:30.130 --> 00:23:32.010
  • YOUR PRAISE CAN CAUSE GOD TO
  • 00:23:32.010 --> 00:23:34.000
  • COME BACK AND SAY, "IT WASN'T
  • 00:23:34.000 --> 00:23:35.150
  • GOING TO WORK OUT BUT BECAUSE
  • 00:23:35.150 --> 00:23:37.060
  • YOU STEPPED UP THE PRAISE I'M
  • 00:23:37.060 --> 00:23:39.030
  • GOING TO MAKE IT WORK OUT."
  • 00:23:39.030 --> 00:23:40.180
  • "YOUR TIME, LIKE HEZEKIAH, WAS
  • 00:23:40.180 --> 00:23:42.220
  • OVER.
  • 00:23:42.220 --> 00:23:43.250
  • BUT BECAUSE OF YOUR PRAISE I'M
  • 00:23:43.250 --> 00:23:45.000
  • GOING TO ADD MORE YEARS."
  • 00:23:45.000 --> 00:23:46.080
  • "THAT OBSTACLE SHOULD HAVE
  • 00:23:46.080 --> 00:23:47.170
  • STOPPED YOU BUT BECAUSE YOU JUST
  • 00:23:47.170 --> 00:23:48.240
  • KEPT GIVING ME PRAISE I'M GOING
  • 00:23:48.240 --> 00:23:51.100
  • TO MOVE IT OUT OF THE WAY."
  • 00:23:51.100 --> 00:23:53.010
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:23:53.010 --> 00:23:54.160
  • I'M ASKING US TODAY TO TURN UP
  • 00:23:54.160 --> 00:23:55.080
  • THE PRAISE.
  • 00:23:55.080 --> 00:23:57.100
  • GOD SAID, "IF YOU DON'T PRAISE
  • 00:23:57.100 --> 00:23:58.120
  • ME THE ROCKS WILL CRY OUT.
  • 00:23:58.120 --> 00:24:00.160
  • BUT I WILL GET MY PRAISE."
  • 00:24:00.160 --> 00:24:03.040
  • OUR ATTITUDE SHOULD BE,
  • 00:24:03.040 --> 00:24:04.110
  • "NO ROCKS ARE GOING TO HAVE
  • 00:24:04.110 --> 00:24:05.070
  • TO CRY OUT FOR ME.
  • 00:24:05.070 --> 00:24:06.180
  • I'M GOING TO SING FOR JOY.
  • 00:24:06.180 --> 00:24:07.180
  • I'M GOING TO SHOUT UNTO GOD.
  • 00:24:07.180 --> 00:24:08.190
  • I'M GOING TO HAVE THE HIGH
  • 00:24:08.190 --> 00:24:09.190
  • PRAISES COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH."
  • 00:24:09.190 --> 00:24:11.030
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:24:11.030 --> 00:24:13.040
  • GET UP EVERY MORNING AND
  • 00:24:13.040 --> 00:24:14.030
  • START THE DAY OFF WITH PRAISE.
  • 00:24:14.030 --> 00:24:16.010
  • "LORD, THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER
  • 00:24:16.010 --> 00:24:17.090
  • SUNRISE.
  • 00:24:17.090 --> 00:24:18.170
  • LORD, THANK YOU FOR THE BIRDS
  • 00:24:18.170 --> 00:24:19.160
  • THAT I HEAR SINGING.
  • 00:24:19.160 --> 00:24:21.090
  • LORD, THANK YOU FOR THE GIFT OF
  • 00:24:21.090 --> 00:24:22.040
  • TODAY."
  • 00:24:22.040 --> 00:24:23.270
  • REMEMBER, PRAISE IS THE BIRTH
  • 00:24:23.270 --> 00:24:25.000
  • POSITION.
  • 00:24:25.000 --> 00:24:26.220
  • WHEN YOU PRAISE, DREAMS COME TO
  • 00:24:26.220 --> 00:24:27.200
  • PASS.
  • 00:24:27.200 --> 00:24:29.030
  • WHEN YOU PRAISE, SUPERNATURAL
  • 00:24:29.030 --> 00:24:30.060
  • DOORS OPEN.
  • 00:24:30.060 --> 00:24:31.270
  • WHEN YOU PRAISE, CHAINS ARE
  • 00:24:31.270 --> 00:24:32.230
  • BROKEN.
  • 00:24:32.230 --> 00:24:34.070
  • SOME OF YOU ARE IN TOUGH TIMES
  • 00:24:34.070 --> 00:24:35.210
  • BUT YOU'VE GOT TO DIG YOUR HEELS
  • 00:24:35.210 --> 00:24:36.240
  • IN LIKE FREDDIE AND LEARN TO
  • 00:24:36.240 --> 00:24:37.270
  • OFFER UP THAT SACRIFICE OF
  • 00:24:37.270 --> 00:24:38.290
  • PRAISE.
  • 00:24:38.290 --> 00:24:40.180
  • YOU CAN PRAISE YOUR WAY TO
  • 00:24:40.180 --> 00:24:41.100
  • VICTORY. (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:24:41.100 --> 00:24:43.030
  • LISTEN; IF YOU'LL TURN UP THE
  • 00:24:43.030 --> 00:24:43.220
  • PRAISE, LIKE HEZEKIAH, YOU'RE
  • 00:24:43.220 --> 00:24:44.270
  • GOING TO SEE INCREASE.
  • 00:24:44.270 --> 00:24:47.070
  • LIKE JONAH, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE
  • 00:24:47.070 --> 00:24:48.070
  • BREAKTHROUGHS.
  • 00:24:48.070 --> 00:24:49.270
  • LIKE JOSHUA, WALLS ARE GOING TO
  • 00:24:49.270 --> 00:24:50.240
  • COME DOWN.
  • 00:24:50.240 --> 00:24:52.190
  • I BELIEVE AND DECLARE YOU'RE
  • 00:24:52.190 --> 00:24:53.210
  • GOING TO ENTER INTO YOUR
  • 00:24:53.210 --> 00:24:54.220
  • PROMISED LAND AND BECOME
  • 00:24:54.220 --> 00:24:55.260
  • EVERYTHING GOD HAS CREATED
  • 00:24:55.260 --> 00:24:57.170
  • YOU TO BE. AMEN?
  • 00:24:57.170 --> 00:24:58.180
  • DO YOU RECEIVE IT TODAY?
  • 00:24:58.180 --> 00:24:59.200
  • (APPLAUSE)
  • 00:24:59.200 --> 00:25:01.290
  • WE NEVER LIKE TO CLOSE OUR
  • 00:25:01.290 --> 00:25:02.230
  • BROADCAST WITHOUT GIVING YOU
  • 00:25:02.230 --> 00:25:04.020
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  • 00:25:04.020 --> 00:25:05.070
  • THE LORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:25:05.070 --> 00:25:07.130
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:25:07.130 --> 00:25:08.160
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS,
  • 00:25:08.160 --> 00:25:10.020
  • I REPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:10.060 --> 00:25:13.060
  • COME IN TO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:13.060 --> 00:25:15.070
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND SAVIOR."
  • 00:25:15.070 --> 00:25:17.080
  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
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  • SIMPLE PRAYER WE BELIEVE
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  • YOU GOT BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:19.260 --> 00:25:21.160
  • GET IN A GOOD BIBLE-BASED
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  • CHURCH.
  • 00:25:22.080 --> 00:25:23.150
  • KEEP GOD FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:25:23.150 --> 00:25:24.260
  • HE IS GOING TO TAKE YOU PLACES
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  • IT'S YOUR GENEROSITY THAT
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  • PRAYING FOR YOU. I KNOW
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