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The Smile of God

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September 21, 2020
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Joel and Victoria Osteen's message of unconditional love and unending hope reaches everyone across the world.

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The Smile of God

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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL, GOD
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: WELL, GODBLESS YOU.
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  • BLESS YOU.IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOUR
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  • IT'S A JOY TO COME INTO YOURHOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER IN
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  • HOMES, AND IF YOU'RE EVER INOUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BY AND
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  • OUR AREA, PLEASE STOP BY ANDBE A PART OF ONE OF OUR
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  • BE A PART OF ONE OF OURSERVICES.
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  • SERVICES.I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOU
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  • I PROMISE YOU WE'LL MAKE YOUFEEL RIGHT AT HOME.
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  • FEEL RIGHT AT HOME.I LIKE TO START
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  • I LIKE TO STARTWITH SOMETHING FUNNY,
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  • WITH SOMETHING FUNNY,AND I HEARD ABOUT THIS
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  • AND I HEARD ABOUT THISPASTOR, HE WAS RAISING FUNDS
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  • PASTOR, HE WAS RAISING FUNDSFOR A NEW AUDITORIUM,
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  • FOR A NEW AUDITORIUM,AND HE SAID TO THE
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  • AND HE SAID TO THECONGREGATION, "ANYONE THAT
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  • CONGREGATION, "ANYONE THATWILL GIVE $1.000 CAN PICK OUT
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  • WILL GIVE $1.000 CAN PICK OUTTHE NEXT THREE HYMNS."
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  • THE NEXT THREE HYMNS."A LITTLE OLD LADY IN THE BACK
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  • A LITTLE OLD LADY IN THE BACKRAISED HER HAND, SAID,
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  • RAISED HER HAND, SAID,"PASTOR, I'LL DO IT."
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  • "PASTOR, I'LL DO IT."HE WAS SO EXCITED, SAID,
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  • HE WAS SO EXCITED, SAID,"THANK YOU, MA'AM.
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  • "THANK YOU, MA'AM.NOW, WHICH THREE HYMNS WOULD
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  • NOW, WHICH THREE HYMNS WOULDYOU LIKE?"
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  • YOU LIKE?"SHE LOOKED OVER THE
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  • SHE LOOKED OVER THECONGREGATION, SAID, "I'LL
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  • CONGREGATION, SAID, "I'LLTAKE HIM, AND HIM, AND HIM."
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  • TAKE HIM, AND HIM, AND HIM."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, I
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  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM, IHAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE, I
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  • HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE, ICAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.
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  • CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO.TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHT THE
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  • TODAY, I WILL BE TAUGHT THEWORD OF GOD.
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  • WORD OF GOD.I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND IS
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  • I BOLDLY CONFESS MY MIND ISALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.
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  • ALERT, MY HEART IS RECEPTIVE.I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME IN
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  • I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME INJESUS'S NAME.
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  • 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 THE SMILE OF GOD.
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  • ABOUT THE SMILE OF GOD.WE ALL HAVE HAD PEOPLE THAT
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  • WE ALL HAVE HAD PEOPLE THATHAVE DONE US WRONG.
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  • HAVE DONE US WRONG.IT'S EASY TO HOLD ON TO THE
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  • IT'S EASY TO HOLD ON TO THEHURTS AND BE VINDICTIVE, TRY
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  • HURTS AND BE VINDICTIVE, TRYTO PAY THEM BACK.
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  • TO PAY THEM BACK.BUT ONE TEST WE ALL HAVE TO
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  • BUT ONE TEST WE ALL HAVE TOPASS IS NOT JUST FORGIVING
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  • PASS IS NOT JUST FORGIVINGPEOPLE, BUT BEING GOOD TO
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  • PEOPLE, BUT BEING GOOD TOTHOSE THAT HAVEN'T BEEN GOOD
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  • THOSE THAT HAVEN'T BEEN GOODTO US.
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  • TO US.WHEN THEY BETRAYED YOU, WHEN
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  • WHEN THEY BETRAYED YOU, WHENTHEY LEFT YOU OUT, IT SET YOU
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  • THEY LEFT YOU OUT, IT SET YOUBACK, AT A DISADVANTAGE.
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  • BACK, AT A DISADVANTAGE.IT WASN'T FAIR, BUT GOD IS A
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  • IT WASN'T FAIR, BUT GOD IS AGOD OF JUSTICE,
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  • GOD OF JUSTICE,AND AT SOME POINT, THE TABLES
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  • AND AT SOME POINT, THE TABLESWILL BE TURNED.
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  • WILL BE TURNED.YOU'LL BE UP AND THEY'LL BE
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  • YOU'LL BE UP AND THEY'LL BEDOWN.
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  • DOWN.THE REAL TEST OF HOW HIGH YOU
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  • THE REAL TEST OF HOW HIGH YOUCAN GO IS HOW DO YOU TREAT
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  • CAN GO IS HOW DO YOU TREATPEOPLE WHEN YOU HAVE THE
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  • PEOPLE WHEN YOU HAVE THEADVANTAGE?
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  • ADVANTAGE?THEY HURT YOU, BUT NOW YOU'RE
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  • THEY HURT YOU, BUT NOW YOU'REIN A POSITION OF POWER.
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  • IN A POSITION OF POWER.YOU WERE PROMOTED AND THEY
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  • YOU WERE PROMOTED AND THEYWORK FOR YOU.
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  • WORK FOR YOU.NOW, THEY'RE AT YOUR MERCY.
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  • NOW, THEY'RE AT YOUR MERCY.IT'S EASY TO SAY, "THANK YOU,
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  • IT'S EASY TO SAY, "THANK YOU,JESUS, IT'S PAYBACK TIME.
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  • JESUS, IT'S PAYBACK TIME.LET ME SHOW YOU HOW IT FEELS
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  • LET ME SHOW YOU HOW IT FEELSTO BE MISTREATED, PUSHED
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  • TO BE MISTREATED, PUSHEDDOWN, IGNORED."
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  • DOWN, IGNORED."YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT IN ONE
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  • YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT IN ONESENSE TO GET EVEN, WHAT THEY
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  • SENSE TO GET EVEN, WHAT THEYDID WAS WRONG.
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  • DID WAS WRONG.BUT THE WAY YOU PASS THE TEST
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  • BUT THE WAY YOU PASS THE TESTIS BY SHOWING MERCY AND DOING
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  • IS BY SHOWING MERCY AND DOINGGOOD TO THOSE THAT HAVE DONE
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  • GOOD TO THOSE THAT HAVE DONEYOU WRONG.
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  • YOU WRONG.WHEN GOD CAN TRUST YOU TO
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  • WHEN GOD CAN TRUST YOU TOHANDLE FAVOR, INFLUENCE,
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  • HANDLE FAVOR, INFLUENCE,POWER WITHOUT BEING
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  • POWER WITHOUT BEINGVINDICTIVE, GETTING EVEN,
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  • VINDICTIVE, GETTING EVEN,TRYING TO PROVE YOUR POINT,
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  • TRYING TO PROVE YOUR POINT,THEN HE CAN TAKE YOU TO NEW
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  • THEN HE CAN TAKE YOU TO NEWLEVELS, AND GOD WOULDN'T
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  • LEVELS, AND GOD WOULDN'THAVE PUT YOU IN THAT
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  • HAVE PUT YOU IN THATSITUATION IF YOU COULDN'T
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  • SITUATION IF YOU COULDN'THANDLE IT.
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  • HANDLE IT.PASS THE TEST.
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  • PASS THE TEST.BE MERCIFUL, BE KIND.
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  • BE MERCIFUL, BE KIND.IT'S NOT ABOUT THEM, IT'S
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  • IT'S NOT ABOUT THEM, IT'SABOUT YOU.
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  • ABOUT YOU.GOD IS SEEING IF YOU'RE READY
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  • GOD IS SEEING IF YOU'RE READYTO BE PROMOTED.
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  • TO BE PROMOTED.CAN HE TRUST YOU WITH MORE
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  • CAN HE TRUST YOU WITH MOREFAVOR?
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  • FAVOR?AS LONG AS YOU'RE GOING TO
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  • AS LONG AS YOU'RE GOING TOUSE THE INFLUENCE TO BE
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  • USE THE INFLUENCE TO BEVINDICTIVE, THEN YOU'LL GET
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  • VINDICTIVE, THEN YOU'LL GETSTUCK, AND EVERY PERSON
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  • STUCK, AND EVERY PERSONHAS BEEN HURT.
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  • HAS BEEN HURT.YOU CAN'T LIVE LONG WITHOUT
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  • YOU CAN'T LIVE LONG WITHOUTHAVING WRONGS DONE TO YOU.
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  • HAVING WRONGS DONE TO YOU.THE QUESTION IS, HOW DO YOU
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  • THE QUESTION IS, HOW DO YOURESPOND?
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  • RESPOND?JESUS SAID WHEN SOMEBODY
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  • JESUS SAID WHEN SOMEBODYTAKES YOUR COAT, GIVE HIM
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  • TAKES YOUR COAT, GIVE HIMYOUR SHIRT TOO.
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  • YOUR SHIRT TOO.WHEN THEY ASK YOU TO GO A
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  • WHEN THEY ASK YOU TO GO AMILE, GO TWO MILES.
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  • MILE, GO TWO MILES.DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, THAT'S
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  • DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, THAT'SNOT FAIR, IT'S A TEST.
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  • NOT FAIR, IT'S A TEST.HERE'S A KEY, PAYING PEOPLE
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  • HERE'S A KEY, PAYING PEOPLEBACK IS OVERRATED.
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  • BACK IS OVERRATED.BEING VINDICTIVE DOESN'T
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  • BEING VINDICTIVE DOESN'TBRING LASTING JOY.
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  • BRING LASTING JOY.IT'S TEMPORARY, THEN IT'S
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  • IT'S TEMPORARY, THEN IT'SDONE.
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  • DONE.BUT WHEN YOU SHOW MERCY TO
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  • BUT WHEN YOU SHOW MERCY TOPEOPLE THAT HAVE HURT YOU,
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  • PEOPLE THAT HAVE HURT YOU,WHEN YOU'RE KIND TO SOMEONE
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  • WHEN YOU'RE KIND TO SOMEONETHAT YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO
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  • THAT YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TOIGNORE, WHEN YOU HELP THAT
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  • IGNORE, WHEN YOU HELP THATNEIGHBOR THAT'S ALWAYS RUDE
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  • NEIGHBOR THAT'S ALWAYS RUDETO YOU, YOU WILL FEEL A JOY
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  • TO YOU, YOU WILL FEEL A JOYDEEP DOWN IN YOUR SPIRIT, A
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  • DEEP DOWN IN YOUR SPIRIT, ACONTENTMENT, A SATISFACTION.
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  • CONTENTMENT, A SATISFACTION.YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS?
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT THAT IS?IT'S THE SMILE OF GOD,
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  • IT'S THE SMILE OF GOD,AND SOMEBODY MAY HAVE DONE
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  • AND SOMEBODY MAY HAVE DONEYOU WRONG, AND YOU'VE TAKEN
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  • YOU WRONG, AND YOU'VE TAKENTHAT FIRST STEP TO FORGIVE,
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  • THAT FIRST STEP TO FORGIVE,BUT THE LAST THING ON YOUR
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  • BUT THE LAST THING ON YOURMIND IS BEING GOOD TO THEM.
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  • MIND IS BEING GOOD TO THEM.YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HELP
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  • YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HELPTHEM, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO
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  • THEM, YOU'RE NOT GOING TOSHOW THEM FAVOR, THEY PUT YOU
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  • SHOW THEM FAVOR, THEY PUT YOUAT A DISADVANTAGE.
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  • AT A DISADVANTAGE.THEY CAN FEND FOR THEMSELVES.
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  • THEY CAN FEND FOR THEMSELVES.BUT THERE WILL BE A TIME
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  • BUT THERE WILL BE A TIMEWHERE YOU HAVE THE ADVANTAGE,
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  • WHERE YOU HAVE THE ADVANTAGE,WHERE YOU HAVE THE POWER TO
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  • WHERE YOU HAVE THE POWER TOEITHER PUSH THEM DOWN
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  • EITHER PUSH THEM DOWNFURTHER, MAKE THEIR LIFE MORE
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  • FURTHER, MAKE THEIR LIFE MOREDIFFICULT, OR TO LIFT THEM
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  • DIFFICULT, OR TO LIFT THEMUP.
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  • UP.THEY DON'T DESERVE IT.
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  • THEY DON'T DESERVE IT.THEY HAVEN'T APOLOGIZED.
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  • THEY HAVEN'T APOLOGIZED.EVERYTHING IN YOU WILL SAY,
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  • EVERYTHING IN YOU WILL SAY,"WALK AWAY, IT'S NOT YOUR
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  • "WALK AWAY, IT'S NOT YOURPROBLEM.
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  • PROBLEM.THEY'RE REAPING WHAT THEY'RE
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  • THEY'RE REAPING WHAT THEY'RESOWING."
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  • SOWING."THAT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU
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  • THAT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTO COME UP HIGHER.
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  • TO COME UP HIGHER.WILL YOU HELP THE PERSON THAT
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  • WILL YOU HELP THE PERSON THATWOULDN'T HELP YOU?
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  • WOULDN'T HELP YOU?WILL YOU GO THE EXTRA MILE
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  • WILL YOU GO THE EXTRA MILEFOR THAT COWORKER THAT LEFT
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  • FOR THAT COWORKER THAT LEFTYOU OUT?
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  • YOU OUT?WILL YOU BE KIND TO THAT
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  • WILL YOU BE KIND TO THATRELATIVE THAT TRIED TO MAKE
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  • RELATIVE THAT TRIED TO MAKEYOU LOOK BAD?
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  • YOU LOOK BAD?THIS IS WHAT ESAU DID IN THE
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  • THIS IS WHAT ESAU DID IN THESCRIPTURE.
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  • SCRIPTURE.HIS BROTHER JACOB CHEATED HIM
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  • HIS BROTHER JACOB CHEATED HIMHIS WHOLE LIFE.
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  • HIS WHOLE LIFE.HE DECEIVED ESAU INTO TRADING
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  • HE DECEIVED ESAU INTO TRADINGHIS BIRTHRIGHT FOR A BOWL OF
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  • HIS BIRTHRIGHT FOR A BOWL OFSOUP.
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  • SOUP.A BIRTHRIGHT BACK THEN WAS
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  • A BIRTHRIGHT BACK THEN WASEXTREMELY VALUABLE.
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  • EXTREMELY VALUABLE.YEARS LATER, THEIR FATHER
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  • YEARS LATER, THEIR FATHERISAAC WAS CLOSE TO DEATH AND
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  • ISAAC WAS CLOSE TO DEATH ANDHE COULDN'T SEE WELL.
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  • HE COULDN'T SEE WELL.JACOB DRESSED UP LIKE ESAU
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  • JACOB DRESSED UP LIKE ESAUAND TRICKED THEIR FATHER INTO
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  • AND TRICKED THEIR FATHER INTOGIVING HIM THE BLESSING THAT
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  • GIVING HIM THE BLESSING THATBELONGED TO ESAU AS THE
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  • BELONGED TO ESAU AS THEFIRSTBORN SON, THE DOUBLE
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  • FIRSTBORN SON, THE DOUBLEPORTION BLESSING.
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  • PORTION BLESSING.WHEN ESAU FOUND OUT ABOUT IT,
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  • WHEN ESAU FOUND OUT ABOUT IT,HE WAS SO ANGRY THAT JACOB
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  • HE WAS SO ANGRY THAT JACOBHAD TO RUN FOR HIS LIFE.
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  • HAD TO RUN FOR HIS LIFE.FOR YEARS, THESE TWO BROTHERS
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  • FOR YEARS, THESE TWO BROTHERSLIVED ESTRANGED FROM EACH
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  • LIVED ESTRANGED FROM EACHOTHER, AND OVER TIME,
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  • OTHER, AND OVER TIME,GOD DEALT WITH JACOB.
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  • GOD DEALT WITH JACOB.HE KNEW HE HAD DONE WRONG,
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  • HE KNEW HE HAD DONE WRONG,AND HE WANTED TO MOVE BACK TO
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  • AND HE WANTED TO MOVE BACK TOHIS COUNTRY WHERE HE
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  • HIS COUNTRY WHERE HEBELONGED, SO HE SENT
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  • BELONGED, SO HE SENTMESSENGERS WITH GIFTS TO
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  • MESSENGERS WITH GIFTS TOESAU, TELLING HIM THAT HIS
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  • ESAU, TELLING HIM THAT HISBROTHER WANTED TO MEET HIM.
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  • BROTHER WANTED TO MEET HIM.ESAU SENT WORD BACK SAYING
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  • ESAU SENT WORD BACK SAYINGTHAT HE WOULD MEET JACOB AT A
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  • THAT HE WOULD MEET JACOB AT ACERTAIN PLACE AND HE WAS
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  • CERTAIN PLACE AND HE WASBRINGING 400 MEN.
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  • BRINGING 400 MEN.JACOB THOUGHT THAT MEANS ONE
  • 00:05:19.809 --> 00:05:21.611
  • JACOB THOUGHT THAT MEANS ONETHING, REVENGE.
  • 00:05:21.611 --> 00:05:22.512
  • THING, REVENGE.HE'S GOING TO TRY TO PAY ME
  • 00:05:22.512 --> 00:05:23.446
  • HE'S GOING TO TRY TO PAY MEBACK.
  • 00:05:23.446 --> 00:05:24.614
  • BACK.THE BIG MOMENT FINALLY
  • 00:05:24.614 --> 00:05:25.848
  • THE BIG MOMENT FINALLYARRIVED.
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  • ARRIVED.JACOB COULD SEE ESAU COMING
  • 00:05:27.383 --> 00:05:29.018
  • JACOB COULD SEE ESAU COMINGDOWN THE ROAD WITH ALL OF HIS
  • 00:05:29.018 --> 00:05:30.253
  • DOWN THE ROAD WITH ALL OF HISMEN.
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  • MEN.I'M SURE JACOB'S HEART WAS
  • 00:05:31.487 --> 00:05:32.889
  • I'M SURE JACOB'S HEART WASBEATING FAST.
  • 00:05:32.889 --> 00:05:33.923
  • BEATING FAST.HE WAS ABOUT TO MEET THE MAN
  • 00:05:33.923 --> 00:05:35.591
  • HE WAS ABOUT TO MEET THE MANHE HAD DECEIVED AND CHEATED
  • 00:05:35.591 --> 00:05:37.326
  • HE HAD DECEIVED AND CHEATEDALL THIS TIME.
  • 00:05:37.326 --> 00:05:38.961
  • ALL THIS TIME.ESAU HAD EVERY RIGHT TO BE
  • 00:05:38.961 --> 00:05:41.831
  • ESAU HAD EVERY RIGHT TO BEANGRY, BITTER, VINDICTIVE.
  • 00:05:41.831 --> 00:05:43.332
  • ANGRY, BITTER, VINDICTIVE.THIS WAS HIS BIG MOMENT TO
  • 00:05:43.332 --> 00:05:45.067
  • THIS WAS HIS BIG MOMENT TOPAY HIS BROTHER BACK.
  • 00:05:45.067 --> 00:05:46.936
  • PAY HIS BROTHER BACK.JACOB HAD SOMEONE TAKE HIS
  • 00:05:46.936 --> 00:05:48.971
  • JACOB HAD SOMEONE TAKE HISFAMILY, INCLUDING HIS YOUNG
  • 00:05:48.971 --> 00:05:51.174
  • FAMILY, INCLUDING HIS YOUNGSON JOSEPH, OVER TO THE SIDE
  • 00:05:51.174 --> 00:05:53.042
  • SON JOSEPH, OVER TO THE SIDEOF THE ROAD SO NO ONE WOULD
  • 00:05:53.042 --> 00:05:54.210
  • OF THE ROAD SO NO ONE WOULDBE HURT.
  • 00:05:54.210 --> 00:05:55.745
  • BE HURT.WHEN ESAU RECOGNIZED IT WAS
  • 00:05:55.745 --> 00:05:57.246
  • WHEN ESAU RECOGNIZED IT WASJACOB, HE TOOK OFF RUNNING
  • 00:05:57.246 --> 00:05:58.614
  • JACOB, HE TOOK OFF RUNNINGTOWARD HIM.
  • 00:05:58.614 --> 00:06:00.450
  • TOWARD HIM.JACOB BRACED HIMSELF, BUT IT
  • 00:06:00.450 --> 00:06:02.285
  • JACOB BRACED HIMSELF, BUT ITWASN'T WHAT HE THOUGHT.
  • 00:06:02.285 --> 00:06:04.153
  • WASN'T WHAT HE THOUGHT.ESAU GRABBED JACOB AND HUGGED
  • 00:06:04.153 --> 00:06:06.789
  • ESAU GRABBED JACOB AND HUGGEDHIM, HELD ONTO HIM, TOLD HIM
  • 00:06:06.789 --> 00:06:08.124
  • HIM, HELD ONTO HIM, TOLD HIMHOW MUCH HE LOVED HIM, HOW
  • 00:06:08.124 --> 00:06:09.592
  • HOW MUCH HE LOVED HIM, HOWMUCH HE'D MISSED HIM.
  • 00:06:09.592 --> 00:06:10.927
  • MUCH HE'D MISSED HIM.HE SAW HIS FAMILY, AND HE
  • 00:06:10.927 --> 00:06:12.462
  • HE SAW HIS FAMILY, AND HEWENT OVER AND HUGGED JACOB'S
  • 00:06:12.462 --> 00:06:14.063
  • WENT OVER AND HUGGED JACOB'SWIFE RACHEL, AND HUGGED
  • 00:06:14.063 --> 00:06:15.798
  • WIFE RACHEL, AND HUGGEDLITTLE JOSEPH.
  • 00:06:15.798 --> 00:06:17.767
  • LITTLE JOSEPH.JACOB WAS SO MOVED AT ESAU'S
  • 00:06:17.767 --> 00:06:20.303
  • JACOB WAS SO MOVED AT ESAU'SKINDNESS, SO TAKEN ABACK HOW,
  • 00:06:20.303 --> 00:06:21.671
  • KINDNESS, SO TAKEN ABACK HOW,INSTEAD OF TRYING TO GET
  • 00:06:21.671 --> 00:06:23.306
  • INSTEAD OF TRYING TO GETREVENGE, HE WAS BEING GOOD TO
  • 00:06:23.306 --> 00:06:24.440
  • REVENGE, HE WAS BEING GOOD TOTHEM.
  • 00:06:24.440 --> 00:06:26.476
  • THEM.JACOB SAID IN GENESIS 33,
  • 00:06:26.476 --> 00:06:28.611
  • JACOB SAID IN GENESIS 33,"WHAT A RELIEF IT IS SEEING
  • 00:06:28.611 --> 00:06:30.279
  • "WHAT A RELIEF IT IS SEEINGYOUR FRIENDLY SMILE.
  • 00:06:30.279 --> 00:06:32.114
  • YOUR FRIENDLY SMILE.IT'S LIKE SEEING THE SMILE OF
  • 00:06:32.114 --> 00:06:33.249
  • IT'S LIKE SEEING THE SMILE OFGOD."
  • 00:06:33.249 --> 00:06:34.784
  • GOD."WHEN YOU DO GOOD TO PEOPLE
  • 00:06:34.784 --> 00:06:36.285
  • WHEN YOU DO GOOD TO PEOPLETHAT DON'T DESERVE IT, YOU'RE
  • 00:06:36.285 --> 00:06:38.754
  • THAT DON'T DESERVE IT, YOU'REBEING THE SMILE OF GOD.
  • 00:06:38.754 --> 00:06:39.989
  • BEING THE SMILE OF GOD.WHEN YOU SHOW KINDNESS TO
  • 00:06:39.989 --> 00:06:41.324
  • WHEN YOU SHOW KINDNESS TOTHAT COWORKER THAT DID YOU
  • 00:06:41.324 --> 00:06:43.092
  • THAT COWORKER THAT DID YOUWRONG, WHEN YOU HELP THAT
  • 00:06:43.092 --> 00:06:44.861
  • WRONG, WHEN YOU HELP THATFRIEND THAT WALKED AWAY WHEN
  • 00:06:44.861 --> 00:06:46.395
  • FRIEND THAT WALKED AWAY WHENYOU NEEDED THEM, WHEN YOU
  • 00:06:46.395 --> 00:06:48.130
  • YOU NEEDED THEM, WHEN YOUBLESS THAT RELATIVE THAT HURT
  • 00:06:48.130 --> 00:06:50.233
  • BLESS THAT RELATIVE THAT HURTYOU, YOU'RE NOT ONLY BEING
  • 00:06:50.233 --> 00:06:52.134
  • YOU, YOU'RE NOT ONLY BEINGTHE SMILE OF GOD, BUT GOD
  • 00:06:52.134 --> 00:06:53.903
  • THE SMILE OF GOD, BUT GODWILL SMILE BACK ON YOU.
  • 00:06:53.903 --> 00:06:55.438
  • WILL SMILE BACK ON YOU.YOU ARE PASSING THE TEST.
  • 00:06:55.438 --> 00:06:57.073
  • YOU ARE PASSING THE TEST.YOU ARE PROVING TO GOD THAT
  • 00:06:57.073 --> 00:06:58.574
  • YOU ARE PROVING TO GOD THATYOU CAN BE TRUSTED.
  • 00:06:58.574 --> 00:06:59.842
  • YOU CAN BE TRUSTED.NOW, ALL THOSE YEARS THAT
  • 00:06:59.842 --> 00:07:02.078
  • NOW, ALL THOSE YEARS THATJACOB CHEATED ESAU, JACOB HAD
  • 00:07:02.078 --> 00:07:03.479
  • JACOB CHEATED ESAU, JACOB HADTHE ADVANTAGE.
  • 00:07:03.479 --> 00:07:05.748
  • THE ADVANTAGE.HE WAS UP AND ESAU WAS DOWN,
  • 00:07:05.748 --> 00:07:07.250
  • HE WAS UP AND ESAU WAS DOWN,BUT GOD KNOWS HOW TO BRING
  • 00:07:07.250 --> 00:07:08.451
  • BUT GOD KNOWS HOW TO BRINGJUSTICE.
  • 00:07:08.451 --> 00:07:10.286
  • JUSTICE.YEARS LATER, THE TABLES HAD
  • 00:07:10.286 --> 00:07:11.454
  • YEARS LATER, THE TABLES HADTURNED.
  • 00:07:11.454 --> 00:07:13.155
  • TURNED.ESAU HAD THE ADVANTAGE.
  • 00:07:13.155 --> 00:07:14.557
  • ESAU HAD THE ADVANTAGE.THE ONLY WAY BACK HOME FOR
  • 00:07:14.557 --> 00:07:16.058
  • THE ONLY WAY BACK HOME FORJACOB WAS THROUGH ESAU'S
  • 00:07:16.058 --> 00:07:17.226
  • JACOB WAS THROUGH ESAU'SPROPERTY.
  • 00:07:17.226 --> 00:07:18.761
  • PROPERTY.NOW, JACOB WAS AT THE MERCY
  • 00:07:18.761 --> 00:07:20.162
  • NOW, JACOB WAS AT THE MERCYOF ESAU.
  • 00:07:20.162 --> 00:07:21.364
  • OF ESAU.SOMEBODY MAY HAVE PUT YOU AT
  • 00:07:21.364 --> 00:07:23.032
  • SOMEBODY MAY HAVE PUT YOU ATA DISADVANTAGE, THEY DIDN'T
  • 00:07:23.032 --> 00:07:24.567
  • A DISADVANTAGE, THEY DIDN'TKEEP THEIR WORD, THEY WERE
  • 00:07:24.567 --> 00:07:25.835
  • KEEP THEIR WORD, THEY WEREDISHONEST.
  • 00:07:25.835 --> 00:07:28.037
  • DISHONEST.LIKE ESAU, IT SET YOU BACK.
  • 00:07:28.037 --> 00:07:29.805
  • LIKE ESAU, IT SET YOU BACK.BUT THE TIME IS COMING WHERE
  • 00:07:29.805 --> 00:07:31.641
  • BUT THE TIME IS COMING WHERETHE TABLES WILL TURN.
  • 00:07:31.641 --> 00:07:33.109
  • THE TABLES WILL TURN.YOU'LL BE UP AND THEY'LL BE
  • 00:07:33.109 --> 00:07:34.110
  • YOU'LL BE UP AND THEY'LL BEDOWN.
  • 00:07:34.110 --> 00:07:35.545
  • DOWN.YOU'LL HAVE THE ADVANTAGE.
  • 00:07:35.545 --> 00:07:36.746
  • YOU'LL HAVE THE ADVANTAGE.NOW, WHAT YOU DO WITH THE
  • 00:07:36.746 --> 00:07:38.447
  • NOW, WHAT YOU DO WITH THEADVANTAGE WILL DETERMINE
  • 00:07:38.447 --> 00:07:40.149
  • ADVANTAGE WILL DETERMINEWHETHER YOU RISE HIGHER OR
  • 00:07:40.149 --> 00:07:41.551
  • WHETHER YOU RISE HIGHER ORWHETHER YOU STAY WHERE YOU
  • 00:07:41.551 --> 00:07:42.385
  • WHETHER YOU STAY WHERE YOUARE.
  • 00:07:42.385 --> 00:07:43.553
  • ARE.THE ADVANTAGE WASN'T GIVEN TO
  • 00:07:43.553 --> 00:07:45.454
  • THE ADVANTAGE WASN'T GIVEN TOPAY PEOPLE BACK.
  • 00:07:45.454 --> 00:07:47.123
  • PAY PEOPLE BACK.THE ADVANTAGE IS NOT TO GET
  • 00:07:47.123 --> 00:07:49.125
  • THE ADVANTAGE IS NOT TO GETEVEN, THE ADVANTAGE IS A
  • 00:07:49.125 --> 00:07:50.493
  • EVEN, THE ADVANTAGE IS ATEST.
  • 00:07:50.493 --> 00:07:52.361
  • TEST.WILL YOU BE LIKE ESAU AND BE
  • 00:07:52.361 --> 00:07:53.896
  • WILL YOU BE LIKE ESAU AND BEGOOD TO THEM?
  • 00:07:53.896 --> 00:07:55.731
  • GOOD TO THEM?WILL YOU SHOW THEM MERCY AND
  • 00:07:55.731 --> 00:07:56.832
  • WILL YOU SHOW THEM MERCY ANDHELP THEM WITH WHAT THEY
  • 00:07:56.832 --> 00:07:57.767
  • HELP THEM WITH WHAT THEYNEED?
  • 00:07:57.767 --> 00:08:00.369
  • NEED?WILL YOU BE THE SMILE OF GOD?
  • 00:08:00.369 --> 00:08:02.238
  • WILL YOU BE THE SMILE OF GOD?ESAU SAID, "JACOB, FOLLOW ME
  • 00:08:02.238 --> 00:08:03.806
  • ESAU SAID, "JACOB, FOLLOW MEAND I'LL LEAD YOU BACK HOME.
  • 00:08:03.806 --> 00:08:05.741
  • AND I'LL LEAD YOU BACK HOME.MY MEN AND I, WE'LL PROTECT
  • 00:08:05.741 --> 00:08:07.109
  • MY MEN AND I, WE'LL PROTECTYOU AND MAKE SURE YOU GET
  • 00:08:07.109 --> 00:08:08.244
  • YOU AND MAKE SURE YOU GETTHERE SAFELY."
  • 00:08:08.244 --> 00:08:10.212
  • THERE SAFELY."JACOB SAID IN VERSE 15, "YOU
  • 00:08:10.212 --> 00:08:11.948
  • JACOB SAID IN VERSE 15, "YOUHAVE NO REASON TO BE THIS
  • 00:08:11.948 --> 00:08:13.349
  • HAVE NO REASON TO BE THISKIND TO ME."
  • 00:08:13.349 --> 00:08:14.650
  • KIND TO ME."HE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY
  • 00:08:14.650 --> 00:08:16.385
  • HE COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHYESAU WAS BEING SO LOVING, SO
  • 00:08:16.385 --> 00:08:18.187
  • ESAU WAS BEING SO LOVING, SOFORGIVING, SO KIND.
  • 00:08:18.187 --> 00:08:19.522
  • FORGIVING, SO KIND.YOU MAY HAVE HAD PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:08:19.522 --> 00:08:20.990
  • YOU MAY HAVE HAD PEOPLE THATDID YOU WRONG, YOU HAVE NO
  • 00:08:20.990 --> 00:08:23.025
  • DID YOU WRONG, YOU HAVE NOREASON TO BE GOOD TO THEM, NO
  • 00:08:23.025 --> 00:08:24.260
  • REASON TO BE GOOD TO THEM, NOREASON TO FORGIVE, NO REASON
  • 00:08:24.260 --> 00:08:25.361
  • REASON TO FORGIVE, NO REASONTO BE KIND.
  • 00:08:25.361 --> 00:08:27.029
  • TO BE KIND.IN FACT, YOU CAN THINK OF 100
  • 00:08:27.029 --> 00:08:28.831
  • IN FACT, YOU CAN THINK OF 100REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T BE
  • 00:08:28.831 --> 00:08:30.266
  • REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN'T BEGOOD TO THEM.
  • 00:08:30.266 --> 00:08:32.201
  • GOOD TO THEM.THEY LEFT YOU WITH YOUNG KIDS
  • 00:08:32.201 --> 00:08:34.036
  • THEY LEFT YOU WITH YOUNG KIDSTO RAISE ON YOUR OWN.
  • 00:08:34.036 --> 00:08:35.371
  • TO RAISE ON YOUR OWN.THEY PLAYED POLITICS, LIED
  • 00:08:35.371 --> 00:08:36.639
  • THEY PLAYED POLITICS, LIEDABOUT YOU, AND GOT THE
  • 00:08:36.639 --> 00:08:38.641
  • ABOUT YOU, AND GOT THEPROMOTION THAT YOU DESERVE.
  • 00:08:38.641 --> 00:08:40.276
  • PROMOTION THAT YOU DESERVE.THEY MAY HAVE THE ADVANTAGE
  • 00:08:40.276 --> 00:08:42.478
  • THEY MAY HAVE THE ADVANTAGENOW, BUT AT SOME POINT, LIKE
  • 00:08:42.478 --> 00:08:44.447
  • NOW, BUT AT SOME POINT, LIKEWITH JACOB, YOU WILL HAVE
  • 00:08:44.447 --> 00:08:46.048
  • WITH JACOB, YOU WILL HAVEWHAT THEY NEED,
  • 00:08:46.048 --> 00:08:47.016
  • WHAT THEY NEED,AND THAT'S WHEN YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:08:47.016 --> 00:08:49.018
  • AND THAT'S WHEN YOU HAVE TODIG YOUR HEELS IN AND SAY, "I
  • 00:08:49.018 --> 00:08:50.653
  • DIG YOUR HEELS IN AND SAY, "IAM NOT GOING TO USE THIS
  • 00:08:50.653 --> 00:08:52.655
  • AM NOT GOING TO USE THISPOWER TO GET REVENGE.
  • 00:08:52.655 --> 00:08:54.256
  • POWER TO GET REVENGE.I'M GOING TO BE GOOD TO THEM
  • 00:08:54.256 --> 00:08:55.691
  • I'M GOING TO BE GOOD TO THEMFOR NO REASON.
  • 00:08:55.691 --> 00:08:56.592
  • FOR NO REASON.I'M GOING TO SHOW THEM
  • 00:08:56.592 --> 00:08:58.127
  • I'M GOING TO SHOW THEMKINDNESS EVEN THOUGH THEY
  • 00:08:58.127 --> 00:08:59.962
  • KINDNESS EVEN THOUGH THEYDON'T DESERVE IT."
  • 00:08:59.962 --> 00:09:00.963
  • DON'T DESERVE IT."HERE'S THE THING, HOW YOU
  • 00:09:00.963 --> 00:09:02.732
  • HERE'S THE THING, HOW YOUTREAT THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE
  • 00:09:02.732 --> 00:09:04.433
  • TREAT THE PEOPLE THAT HAVEHURT YOU IS SETTING AN
  • 00:09:04.433 --> 00:09:06.569
  • HURT YOU IS SETTING ANEXAMPLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN.
  • 00:09:06.569 --> 00:09:08.638
  • EXAMPLE FOR YOUR CHILDREN.THEY WILL RESPOND THE WAY YOU
  • 00:09:08.638 --> 00:09:09.839
  • THEY WILL RESPOND THE WAY YOURESPOND.
  • 00:09:09.839 --> 00:09:10.906
  • RESPOND.IF THEY SEE YOU BEING
  • 00:09:10.906 --> 00:09:12.908
  • IF THEY SEE YOU BEINGHATEFUL, HOLDING A GRUDGE,
  • 00:09:12.908 --> 00:09:14.577
  • HATEFUL, HOLDING A GRUDGE,MAKING DISPARAGING REMARKS,
  • 00:09:14.577 --> 00:09:16.178
  • MAKING DISPARAGING REMARKS,THEY'LL GROW UP DOING THOSE
  • 00:09:16.178 --> 00:09:17.313
  • THEY'LL GROW UP DOING THOSESAME THINGS.
  • 00:09:17.313 --> 00:09:18.648
  • SAME THINGS.BUT WHEN THEY SEE YOU BEING
  • 00:09:18.648 --> 00:09:21.150
  • BUT WHEN THEY SEE YOU BEINGMERCIFUL, SHOWING KINDNESS TO
  • 00:09:21.150 --> 00:09:22.985
  • MERCIFUL, SHOWING KINDNESS TOSOMEONE YOU COULD IGNORE,
  • 00:09:22.985 --> 00:09:24.253
  • SOMEONE YOU COULD IGNORE,HELPING THE PERSON THAT HURT
  • 00:09:24.253 --> 00:09:26.422
  • HELPING THE PERSON THAT HURTYOU, NOT ONLY ARE YOU SHOWING
  • 00:09:26.422 --> 00:09:28.057
  • YOU, NOT ONLY ARE YOU SHOWINGGOD THAT YOU'RE READY TO GO
  • 00:09:28.057 --> 00:09:30.326
  • GOD THAT YOU'RE READY TO GOHIGHER, BUT YOUR CHILDREN
  • 00:09:30.326 --> 00:09:31.394
  • HIGHER, BUT YOUR CHILDRENWILL FOLLOW IN YOUR
  • 00:09:31.394 --> 00:09:32.361
  • WILL FOLLOW IN YOURFOOTSTEPS.
  • 00:09:32.361 --> 00:09:34.030
  • FOOTSTEPS.MORE THAN YOUR WORDS, YOUR
  • 00:09:34.030 --> 00:09:36.065
  • MORE THAN YOUR WORDS, YOURACTIONS, YOUR EXAMPLE, IT IS
  • 00:09:36.065 --> 00:09:38.300
  • ACTIONS, YOUR EXAMPLE, IT ISMAKING AN INDELIBLE IMPACT IN
  • 00:09:38.300 --> 00:09:39.201
  • MAKING AN INDELIBLE IMPACT INTHEIR HEARTS.
  • 00:09:39.201 --> 00:09:40.936
  • THEIR HEARTS.YOU ARE TEACHING THEM TO BE
  • 00:09:40.936 --> 00:09:42.838
  • YOU ARE TEACHING THEM TO BETHE SMILE OF GOD.
  • 00:09:42.838 --> 00:09:44.173
  • THE SMILE OF GOD.FRIENDS, LIFE IS NOT ABOUT
  • 00:09:44.173 --> 00:09:47.143
  • FRIENDS, LIFE IS NOT ABOUTBEING ANGRY, GETTING REVENGE,
  • 00:09:47.143 --> 00:09:48.411
  • BEING ANGRY, GETTING REVENGE,BEING MEAN TO PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:09:48.411 --> 00:09:49.679
  • BEING MEAN TO PEOPLE THATHAVE BEEN MEAN TO YOU.
  • 00:09:49.679 --> 00:09:51.914
  • HAVE BEEN MEAN TO YOU.THAT'S A SHALLOW WAY TO LIVE.
  • 00:09:51.914 --> 00:09:53.482
  • THAT'S A SHALLOW WAY TO LIVE.THERE IS NO SATISFACTION IN
  • 00:09:53.482 --> 00:09:55.184
  • THERE IS NO SATISFACTION INBEING VINDICTIVE.
  • 00:09:55.184 --> 00:09:56.519
  • BEING VINDICTIVE.YOU MAY BE HAPPY FOR A DAY OR
  • 00:09:56.519 --> 00:09:57.920
  • YOU MAY BE HAPPY FOR A DAY ORTWO, THEN THE BITTERNESS WILL
  • 00:09:57.920 --> 00:09:59.221
  • TWO, THEN THE BITTERNESS WILLCOME RIGHT BACK.
  • 00:09:59.221 --> 00:10:01.157
  • COME RIGHT BACK.IF YOU WANT TO SEE REAL JOY,
  • 00:10:01.157 --> 00:10:02.892
  • IF YOU WANT TO SEE REAL JOY,REAL FULFILLMENT, IF YOU WANT
  • 00:10:02.892 --> 00:10:04.093
  • REAL FULFILLMENT, IF YOU WANTTO LIE DOWN AT NIGHT AND
  • 00:10:04.093 --> 00:10:05.928
  • TO LIE DOWN AT NIGHT ANDSLEEP AT PEACE, THEN BE KIND
  • 00:10:05.928 --> 00:10:08.030
  • SLEEP AT PEACE, THEN BE KINDTO PEOPLE FOR NO REASON.
  • 00:10:08.030 --> 00:10:09.465
  • TO PEOPLE FOR NO REASON.SHOW MERCY WHEN YOU HAVE THE
  • 00:10:09.465 --> 00:10:11.067
  • SHOW MERCY WHEN YOU HAVE THEADVANTAGE.
  • 00:10:11.067 --> 00:10:12.635
  • ADVANTAGE.LIFT SOMEONE UP WHEN THEY
  • 00:10:12.635 --> 00:10:14.136
  • LIFT SOMEONE UP WHEN THEYPUSH YOU DOWN.
  • 00:10:14.136 --> 00:10:15.938
  • PUSH YOU DOWN.BE THE SMILE OF GOD.
  • 00:10:15.938 --> 00:10:17.606
  • BE THE SMILE OF GOD."WELL, JOEL, IT'S NOT FAIR.
  • 00:10:17.606 --> 00:10:18.274
  • "WELL, JOEL, IT'S NOT FAIR.YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'VE
  • 00:10:18.274 --> 00:10:19.375
  • YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'VEDONE TO ME."
  • 00:10:19.375 --> 00:10:20.276
  • DONE TO ME."IF YOU'RE BASING YOUR
  • 00:10:20.276 --> 00:10:21.444
  • IF YOU'RE BASING YOURGOODNESS TO PEOPLE ON
  • 00:10:21.444 --> 00:10:22.745
  • GOODNESS TO PEOPLE ONFAIRNESS, THEN YOU'LL GET
  • 00:10:22.745 --> 00:10:24.914
  • FAIRNESS, THEN YOU'LL GETSTUCK BECAUSE YOU MAY BE KIND
  • 00:10:24.914 --> 00:10:26.048
  • STUCK BECAUSE YOU MAY BE KINDTO SOMEBODY AND THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:10:26.048 --> 00:10:27.016
  • TO SOMEBODY AND THEY'RE NOTKIND TO YOU.
  • 00:10:27.016 --> 00:10:28.818
  • KIND TO YOU.HERE'S THE KEY, GOD WILL MAKE
  • 00:10:28.818 --> 00:10:30.219
  • HERE'S THE KEY, GOD WILL MAKEIT UP TO YOU.
  • 00:10:30.219 --> 00:10:31.454
  • IT UP TO YOU.IT MAY NOT COME FROM THE
  • 00:10:31.454 --> 00:10:33.255
  • IT MAY NOT COME FROM THEPEOPLE YOU'RE HELPING.
  • 00:10:33.255 --> 00:10:34.290
  • PEOPLE YOU'RE HELPING.THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PAY
  • 00:10:34.290 --> 00:10:35.891
  • THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PAYYOU BACK, BUT GOD WILL CAUSE
  • 00:10:35.891 --> 00:10:38.327
  • YOU BACK, BUT GOD WILL CAUSESOMEBODY TO BE GOOD TO YOU.
  • 00:10:38.327 --> 00:10:39.929
  • SOMEBODY TO BE GOOD TO YOU.MANY THINGS, YOU KNOW THIS,
  • 00:10:39.929 --> 00:10:41.697
  • MANY THINGS, YOU KNOW THIS,THAT GOD ASKS US TO DO ARE
  • 00:10:41.697 --> 00:10:43.065
  • THAT GOD ASKS US TO DO ARENOT FAIR.
  • 00:10:43.065 --> 00:10:44.767
  • NOT FAIR.WASN'T FAIR FOR ESAU TO
  • 00:10:44.767 --> 00:10:46.769
  • WASN'T FAIR FOR ESAU TOWELCOME JACOB BACK WITH OPEN
  • 00:10:46.769 --> 00:10:48.571
  • WELCOME JACOB BACK WITH OPENARMS AND LEAD HIM TO HIS
  • 00:10:48.571 --> 00:10:49.672
  • ARMS AND LEAD HIM TO HISHOUSE.
  • 00:10:49.672 --> 00:10:50.573
  • HOUSE.IF HE WAS LOOKING FOR
  • 00:10:50.573 --> 00:10:51.507
  • IF HE WAS LOOKING FORFAIRNESS, HE WOULD'VE PAID
  • 00:10:51.507 --> 00:10:52.842
  • FAIRNESS, HE WOULD'VE PAIDJACOB BACK, BUT TAKEN HIS
  • 00:10:52.842 --> 00:10:54.610
  • JACOB BACK, BUT TAKEN HISWIFE, HIS CHILDREN, HIS
  • 00:10:54.610 --> 00:10:56.579
  • WIFE, HIS CHILDREN, HISFLOCKS, HIS EQUIPMENT.
  • 00:10:56.579 --> 00:10:57.613
  • FLOCKS, HIS EQUIPMENT.THEN HE WOULD HAVE THE DOUBLE
  • 00:10:57.613 --> 00:10:59.115
  • THEN HE WOULD HAVE THE DOUBLEPORTION THAT BELONGED TO HIM
  • 00:10:59.115 --> 00:11:00.516
  • PORTION THAT BELONGED TO HIMIN THE FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:11:00.516 --> 00:11:03.586
  • IN THE FIRST PLACE.INSTEAD, ESAU TRUSTED GOD TO
  • 00:11:03.586 --> 00:11:04.754
  • INSTEAD, ESAU TRUSTED GOD TOMAKE IT UP TO HIM.
  • 00:11:04.754 --> 00:11:06.188
  • MAKE IT UP TO HIM.HE TRUSTED GOD TO BRING
  • 00:11:06.188 --> 00:11:07.590
  • HE TRUSTED GOD TO BRINGJUSTICE.
  • 00:11:07.590 --> 00:11:09.425
  • JUSTICE.ARE YOU NOT SHOWING MERCY
  • 00:11:09.425 --> 00:11:10.993
  • ARE YOU NOT SHOWING MERCYBECAUSE IT'S NOT FAIR?
  • 00:11:10.993 --> 00:11:12.027
  • BECAUSE IT'S NOT FAIR?THEY HURT YOU, THEY WERE
  • 00:11:12.027 --> 00:11:13.763
  • THEY HURT YOU, THEY WEREWRONG, THEY LIED ABOUT YOU?
  • 00:11:13.763 --> 00:11:15.798
  • WRONG, THEY LIED ABOUT YOU?IT'S NOT ABOUT BEING FAIR.
  • 00:11:15.798 --> 00:11:17.833
  • IT'S NOT ABOUT BEING FAIR.IT'S ABOUT PASSING THE TEST.
  • 00:11:17.833 --> 00:11:20.035
  • IT'S ABOUT PASSING THE TEST.THAT PERSON THAT WALKED AWAY
  • 00:11:20.035 --> 00:11:21.036
  • THAT PERSON THAT WALKED AWAYAND NOW THEY'RE ASKING YOU TO
  • 00:11:21.036 --> 00:11:22.471
  • AND NOW THEY'RE ASKING YOU TOHELP THEM, IT'S NOT FAIR,
  • 00:11:22.471 --> 00:11:24.073
  • HELP THEM, IT'S NOT FAIR,IT'S MERCY.
  • 00:11:24.073 --> 00:11:26.475
  • IT'S MERCY.IT'S BEING THE SMILE OF GOD,
  • 00:11:26.475 --> 00:11:27.510
  • IT'S BEING THE SMILE OF GOD,AND WHEN YOU GO THE EXTRA
  • 00:11:27.510 --> 00:11:29.612
  • AND WHEN YOU GO THE EXTRAMILE TO SHOW KINDNESS TO
  • 00:11:29.612 --> 00:11:31.814
  • MILE TO SHOW KINDNESS TOSOMEONE FOR NO REASON, GOD
  • 00:11:31.814 --> 00:11:33.983
  • SOMEONE FOR NO REASON, GODSEES THAT AND HE WILL REWARD
  • 00:11:33.983 --> 00:11:34.984
  • SEES THAT AND HE WILL REWARDYOU.
  • 00:11:34.984 --> 00:11:36.252
  • YOU.WHEN YOU'RE BEING THE SMILE
  • 00:11:36.252 --> 00:11:38.888
  • WHEN YOU'RE BEING THE SMILEOF GOD, I CAN ASSURE YOU GOD
  • 00:11:38.888 --> 00:11:40.556
  • OF GOD, I CAN ASSURE YOU GODWILL SMILE BACK ON YOU.
  • 00:11:40.556 --> 00:11:42.124
  • WILL SMILE BACK ON YOU.WHEN GOD PAYS YOU BACK, IT
  • 00:11:42.124 --> 00:11:43.559
  • WHEN GOD PAYS YOU BACK, ITWILL BE BETTER THAN ANYTHING
  • 00:11:43.559 --> 00:11:45.194
  • WILL BE BETTER THAN ANYTHINGYOU COULD'VE MADE HAPPEN.
  • 00:11:45.194 --> 00:11:46.796
  • YOU COULD'VE MADE HAPPEN.DON'T BE FRUSTRATED BECAUSE
  • 00:11:46.796 --> 00:11:48.864
  • DON'T BE FRUSTRATED BECAUSEIT'S NOT FAIR, GOD IS KEEPING
  • 00:11:48.864 --> 00:11:50.199
  • IT'S NOT FAIR, GOD IS KEEPINGTHE RECORDS,
  • 00:11:50.199 --> 00:11:51.667
  • THE RECORDS,AND YOU MAY SOW A SEED OVER
  • 00:11:51.667 --> 00:11:53.536
  • AND YOU MAY SOW A SEED OVERHERE, HELP SOMEONE THAT
  • 00:11:53.536 --> 00:11:55.070
  • HERE, HELP SOMEONE THATDOESN'T DESERVE IT, THEY'RE
  • 00:11:55.070 --> 00:11:56.705
  • DOESN'T DESERVE IT, THEY'RENOT EVEN GRATEFUL.
  • 00:11:56.705 --> 00:11:57.840
  • NOT EVEN GRATEFUL.THAT DOESN'T MATTER, YOU'RE
  • 00:11:57.840 --> 00:11:58.974
  • THAT DOESN'T MATTER, YOU'RENOT DOING IT JUST FOR THEM,
  • 00:11:58.974 --> 00:12:00.943
  • NOT DOING IT JUST FOR THEM,YOU'RE DOING IT UNTO GOD.
  • 00:12:00.943 --> 00:12:01.710
  • YOU'RE DOING IT UNTO GOD.THEY DON'T HAVE TO SAY
  • 00:12:01.710 --> 00:12:02.378
  • THEY DON'T HAVE TO SAYTHANKS.
  • 00:12:02.378 --> 00:12:03.212
  • THANKS.DON'T EXPECT THEIR
  • 00:12:03.212 --> 00:12:04.046
  • DON'T EXPECT THEIRAPPRECIATION.
  • 00:12:04.046 --> 00:12:06.115
  • APPRECIATION.LET GOD MAKE IT UP TO YOU,
  • 00:12:06.115 --> 00:12:07.349
  • LET GOD MAKE IT UP TO YOU,AND IN THESE TIMES WHERE
  • 00:12:07.349 --> 00:12:08.517
  • AND IN THESE TIMES WHEREYOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING
  • 00:12:08.517 --> 00:12:09.919
  • YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THINGAND IT'S UNFAIR, YOUR
  • 00:12:09.919 --> 00:12:12.188
  • AND IT'S UNFAIR, YOURCHARACTER IS BEING DEVELOPED.
  • 00:12:12.188 --> 00:12:14.156
  • CHARACTER IS BEING DEVELOPED.YOU'RE PROVING TO GOD THAT HE
  • 00:12:14.156 --> 00:12:15.658
  • YOU'RE PROVING TO GOD THAT HECAN TRUST YOU.
  • 00:12:15.658 --> 00:12:16.792
  • CAN TRUST YOU.IT'S EASY TO BE GOOD TO
  • 00:12:16.792 --> 00:12:17.927
  • IT'S EASY TO BE GOOD TOPEOPLE WHEN THEY'RE BEING
  • 00:12:17.927 --> 00:12:19.161
  • PEOPLE WHEN THEY'RE BEINGGOOD TO US.
  • 00:12:19.161 --> 00:12:20.396
  • GOOD TO US.IT'S EASY TO SHOW MERCY WHEN
  • 00:12:20.396 --> 00:12:21.931
  • IT'S EASY TO SHOW MERCY WHENTHEY DESERVE IT, THEY WERE
  • 00:12:21.931 --> 00:12:23.132
  • THEY DESERVE IT, THEY WEREMERCIFUL TO US.
  • 00:12:23.132 --> 00:12:24.967
  • MERCIFUL TO US.THAT DOESN'T TAKE ANY FAITH.
  • 00:12:24.967 --> 00:12:26.802
  • THAT DOESN'T TAKE ANY FAITH.THE REAL TEST IS WHEN THEY'VE
  • 00:12:26.802 --> 00:12:28.571
  • THE REAL TEST IS WHEN THEY'VEBETRAYED YOU AND NOW THEY
  • 00:12:28.571 --> 00:12:29.939
  • BETRAYED YOU AND NOW THEYNEED YOUR HELP.
  • 00:12:29.939 --> 00:12:31.607
  • NEED YOUR HELP.WHEN THEY PUSHED YOU DOWN AND
  • 00:12:31.607 --> 00:12:32.741
  • WHEN THEY PUSHED YOU DOWN ANDNOW YOU HAVE THE POWER TO
  • 00:12:32.741 --> 00:12:33.809
  • NOW YOU HAVE THE POWER TOPROMOTE THEM.
  • 00:12:33.809 --> 00:12:35.010
  • PROMOTE THEM.WHEN THEY'VE BEEN RUDE TO YOU
  • 00:12:35.010 --> 00:12:36.245
  • WHEN THEY'VE BEEN RUDE TO YOUAND NOW THEY'RE ASKING YOU
  • 00:12:36.245 --> 00:12:37.713
  • AND NOW THEY'RE ASKING YOUFOR A FAVOR.
  • 00:12:37.713 --> 00:12:38.581
  • FOR A FAVOR.ARE YOU GOING TO TREAT THEM
  • 00:12:38.581 --> 00:12:40.449
  • ARE YOU GOING TO TREAT THEMTHE WAY THEY TREATED YOU, OR
  • 00:12:40.449 --> 00:12:41.851
  • THE WAY THEY TREATED YOU, ORARE YOU GOING TO BE THE SMILE
  • 00:12:41.851 --> 00:12:42.785
  • STAY TUNED FOR MORE OF
  • 00:12:43.986 --> 00:12:45.054
  • > JEAN: I WAS RAISED IN A
  • 00:12:47.223 --> 00:12:48.724
  • > JEAN: I WAS RAISED IN APROMINENT HOUSEHOLD
  • 00:12:48.724 --> 00:12:50.593
  • PROMINENT HOUSEHOLDFINANCIALLY. MY MOTHER, SHE
  • 00:12:50.593 --> 00:12:52.127
  • FINANCIALLY. MY MOTHER, SHESUFFERED FROM MENTAL ILLNESS
  • 00:12:52.127 --> 00:12:54.430
  • SUFFERED FROM MENTAL ILLNESSAND SHE WAS PRESCRIBED ALOT OF
  • 00:12:54.430 --> 00:12:56.332
  • AND SHE WAS PRESCRIBED ALOT OFDRUGS THAT SHE ABUSED IN THE
  • 00:12:56.332 --> 00:12:59.668
  • DRUGS THAT SHE ABUSED IN THEPROCESS. I WAS 14 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:12:59.668 --> 00:13:03.372
  • PROCESS. I WAS 14 YEARS OLD.SHE SUDDENLY COMMITTED SUICIDE.
  • 00:13:03.372 --> 00:13:05.307
  • SHE SUDDENLY COMMITTED SUICIDE.DRUGS SEEMED TO BE A BIG EASER
  • 00:13:05.307 --> 00:13:06.508
  • DRUGS SEEMED TO BE A BIG EASEROF GREAT PAIN. I WATCHED MY
  • 00:13:06.508 --> 00:13:08.844
  • OF GREAT PAIN. I WATCHED MYMOTHER DO IT FOR 14 YEARS.
  • 00:13:08.844 --> 00:13:10.646
  • MOTHER DO IT FOR 14 YEARS.AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I
  • 00:13:10.646 --> 00:13:13.315
  • AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT ISTROVE TO DO. WAS TO TAKE AWAY
  • 00:13:13.315 --> 00:13:16.285
  • STROVE TO DO. WAS TO TAKE AWAYTHAT PAIN WITH ALL THE DRUGS.
  • 00:13:16.285 --> 00:13:17.253
  • THAT PAIN WITH ALL THE DRUGS.I WENT TO PRISON WHEN I WAS
  • 00:13:17.253 --> 00:13:18.888
  • I WENT TO PRISON WHEN I WAS18 YEARS OLD. I STARTED TAKING
  • 00:13:18.888 --> 00:13:21.290
  • 18 YEARS OLD. I STARTED TAKINGA LOOK ABOUT "IS THIS WHERE I
  • 00:13:21.290 --> 00:13:22.625
  • A LOOK ABOUT "IS THIS WHERE IWANTED TO BE? IS THIS WHERE I
  • 00:13:22.625 --> 00:13:24.126
  • WANTED TO BE? IS THIS WHERE IWANTED TO END UP?"
  • 00:13:24.126 --> 00:13:25.261
  • WANTED TO END UP?"I GOT OUT OF THERE, I KNEW
  • 00:13:25.261 --> 00:13:27.229
  • I GOT OUT OF THERE, I KNEWI WAS CLEAN. HE CLEANED ME UP
  • 00:13:27.229 --> 00:13:30.165
  • I WAS CLEAN. HE CLEANED ME UPIN THERE. I'M 40 YEARS OLD AND
  • 00:13:30.165 --> 00:13:32.334
  • IN THERE. I'M 40 YEARS OLD ANDWHEN I GOT OUT, I GOT A JOB
  • 00:13:32.334 --> 00:13:34.036
  • WHEN I GOT OUT, I GOT A JOB2 MONTHS LATER.
  • 00:13:34.036 --> 00:13:35.337
  • 2 MONTHS LATER.I'M MARRIED NOW. MY HUSBAND
  • 00:13:35.337 --> 00:13:37.172
  • I'M MARRIED NOW. MY HUSBANDAND I WE KNEW, WE KNEW JOEL
  • 00:13:37.172 --> 00:13:38.207
  • AND I WE KNEW, WE KNEW JOELOSTEEN. WE WOULD WATCH JOEL
  • 00:13:38.207 --> 00:13:40.142
  • OSTEEN. WE WOULD WATCH JOELOSTEEN ON TV AND STUFF.
  • 00:13:40.142 --> 00:13:41.377
  • OSTEEN ON TV AND STUFF.AND ONE DAY I SAID, "I'M GOING
  • 00:13:41.377 --> 00:13:42.711
  • AND ONE DAY I SAID, "I'M GOINGTO GO TO LAKEWOOD." AND YOU
  • 00:13:42.711 --> 00:13:44.246
  • TO GO TO LAKEWOOD." AND YOUKNOW, MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE
  • 00:13:44.246 --> 00:13:47.983
  • KNOW, MY HUSBAND AND I HAVEGROWN THROUGH JOEL OSTEEN.
  • 00:13:47.983 --> 00:13:49.485
  • GROWN THROUGH JOEL OSTEEN.AND WHAT I AM TODAY IN MY
  • 00:13:49.485 --> 00:13:51.954
  • AND WHAT I AM TODAY IN MYCRAFT IS I'M A RIGGER. MY
  • 00:13:51.954 --> 00:13:53.122
  • CRAFT IS I'M A RIGGER. MYHUSBAND IS A CRANE OPERATOR.
  • 00:13:53.122 --> 00:13:55.224
  • HUSBAND IS A CRANE OPERATOR.I'M A RIGGER AND WE WORK IN THE
  • 00:13:55.224 --> 00:13:56.258
  • I'M A RIGGER AND WE WORK IN THEOIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IN THE
  • 00:13:56.258 --> 00:13:58.127
  • OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IN THEREFINERIES.
  • 00:13:58.127 --> 00:13:59.328
  • REFINERIES.JOEL OSTEEN SAYS MOST
  • 00:13:59.328 --> 00:14:01.363
  • JOEL OSTEEN SAYS MOSTPROFOUNDLY IS "GOD PROMISES
  • 00:14:01.363 --> 00:14:03.732
  • PROFOUNDLY IS "GOD PROMISESBEAUTY FOR ASHES." AND SINCE WE
  • 00:14:03.732 --> 00:14:06.201
  • BEAUTY FOR ASHES." AND SINCE WESTARTED COMING HERE TO LAKEWOOD
  • 00:14:06.201 --> 00:14:09.138
  • STARTED COMING HERE TO LAKEWOODAND JOEL OSTEEN, WE'VE RECEIVED
  • 00:14:09.138 --> 00:14:10.673
  • AND JOEL OSTEEN, WE'VE RECEIVEDAND WE HAVE SEEN ALOT MORE
  • 00:14:10.673 --> 00:14:12.875
  • AND WE HAVE SEEN ALOT MOREBEAUTY THAN THE ASHES WHICH WE
  • 00:14:12.875 --> 00:14:14.243
  • BEAUTY THAN THE ASHES WHICH WEFORMERLY USED TO SEE.
  • 00:14:14.243 --> 00:14:14.743
  • I CAN IMAGINE LITTLE JOSEPH
  • 00:14:16.412 --> 00:14:17.813
  • I CAN IMAGINE LITTLE JOSEPHSTANDING ON THE SIDE OF THE
  • 00:14:17.813 --> 00:14:19.782
  • STANDING ON THE SIDE OF THEROAD, WATCHING HIS FATHER
  • 00:14:19.782 --> 00:14:21.850
  • ROAD, WATCHING HIS FATHERJACOB ABOUT TO MEET HIS UNCLE
  • 00:14:21.850 --> 00:14:23.152
  • JACOB ABOUT TO MEET HIS UNCLEESAU.
  • 00:14:23.152 --> 00:14:24.586
  • ESAU.JOSEPH KNEW HIS FATHER HAD
  • 00:14:24.586 --> 00:14:25.821
  • JOSEPH KNEW HIS FATHER HADDONE WRONG.
  • 00:14:25.821 --> 00:14:26.822
  • DONE WRONG.HE'D HEARD THE STORIES HOW HE
  • 00:14:26.822 --> 00:14:28.757
  • HE'D HEARD THE STORIES HOW HEHAD CHEATED ESAU AND HOW THEY
  • 00:14:28.757 --> 00:14:30.526
  • HAD CHEATED ESAU AND HOW THEYWERE ABOUT TO MEET.
  • 00:14:30.526 --> 00:14:32.027
  • WERE ABOUT TO MEET.ESAU CAME OUT RUNNING.
  • 00:14:32.027 --> 00:14:34.430
  • ESAU CAME OUT RUNNING.WHEN JOSEPH SAW HIM HUG HIS
  • 00:14:34.430 --> 00:14:36.532
  • WHEN JOSEPH SAW HIM HUG HISFATHER AND NOT ONLY FORGIVE
  • 00:14:36.532 --> 00:14:38.867
  • FATHER AND NOT ONLY FORGIVEHIM, BUT SHOW HIM MERCY AND
  • 00:14:38.867 --> 00:14:41.136
  • HIM, BUT SHOW HIM MERCY ANDKINDNESS, THAT SEED TOOK ROOT
  • 00:14:41.136 --> 00:14:42.838
  • KINDNESS, THAT SEED TOOK ROOTIN JOSEPH'S HEART.
  • 00:14:42.838 --> 00:14:44.773
  • IN JOSEPH'S HEART.HE SAW HIS UNCLE BEING GOOD
  • 00:14:44.773 --> 00:14:46.108
  • HE SAW HIS UNCLE BEING GOODTO SOMEONE THAT DIDN'T
  • 00:14:46.108 --> 00:14:47.343
  • TO SOMEONE THAT DIDN'TDESERVE IT.
  • 00:14:47.343 --> 00:14:49.278
  • DESERVE IT.HE SAW ESAU BEING THE SMILE
  • 00:14:49.278 --> 00:14:50.446
  • HE SAW ESAU BEING THE SMILEOF GOD.
  • 00:14:50.446 --> 00:14:52.381
  • OF GOD.YEARS LATER, THIS LITTLE BOY
  • 00:14:52.381 --> 00:14:54.149
  • YEARS LATER, THIS LITTLE BOYJOSEPH HAD GROWN UP AND
  • 00:14:54.149 --> 00:14:55.651
  • JOSEPH HAD GROWN UP ANDBECOME THE PRIME MINISTER OF
  • 00:14:55.651 --> 00:14:56.986
  • BECOME THE PRIME MINISTER OFEGYPT, ONE OF THE MOST
  • 00:14:56.986 --> 00:14:59.254
  • EGYPT, ONE OF THE MOSTPOWERFUL PEOPLE OF HIS DAY.
  • 00:14:59.254 --> 00:15:00.756
  • POWERFUL PEOPLE OF HIS DAY.IT WASN'T EASY GETTING THERE.
  • 00:15:00.756 --> 00:15:02.257
  • IT WASN'T EASY GETTING THERE.AS A TEENAGER, HE WAS
  • 00:15:02.257 --> 00:15:04.460
  • AS A TEENAGER, HE WASBETRAYED BY HIS BROTHERS,
  • 00:15:04.460 --> 00:15:05.995
  • BETRAYED BY HIS BROTHERS,THEY THREW HIM INTO A PIT,
  • 00:15:05.995 --> 00:15:06.829
  • THEY THREW HIM INTO A PIT,WERE GOING TO LEAVE HIM THERE
  • 00:15:06.829 --> 00:15:07.796
  • WERE GOING TO LEAVE HIM THERETO DIE.
  • 00:15:07.796 --> 00:15:08.931
  • TO DIE.THEN THEY SAW A CARAVAN OF
  • 00:15:08.931 --> 00:15:10.366
  • THEN THEY SAW A CARAVAN OFISHMAELITES COMING BY, AND
  • 00:15:10.366 --> 00:15:12.401
  • ISHMAELITES COMING BY, ANDTHEY DECIDED INSTEAD TO SELL
  • 00:15:12.401 --> 00:15:14.169
  • THEY DECIDED INSTEAD TO SELLHIM AS A SLAVE TO A MAN NAMED
  • 00:15:14.169 --> 00:15:15.404
  • HIM AS A SLAVE TO A MAN NAMEDPOTIPHAR.
  • 00:15:15.404 --> 00:15:16.939
  • POTIPHAR.WASN'T FAIR, JOSEPH DIDN'T
  • 00:15:16.939 --> 00:15:18.574
  • WASN'T FAIR, JOSEPH DIDN'TUNDERSTAND IT, BUT HE KEPT
  • 00:15:18.574 --> 00:15:20.142
  • UNDERSTAND IT, BUT HE KEPTBEING HIS BEST.
  • 00:15:20.142 --> 00:15:21.710
  • BEING HIS BEST.POTIPHAR'S WIFE FALSELY
  • 00:15:21.710 --> 00:15:23.012
  • POTIPHAR'S WIFE FALSELYACCUSED HIM.
  • 00:15:23.012 --> 00:15:24.413
  • ACCUSED HIM.HE WAS PUT IN PRISON.
  • 00:15:24.413 --> 00:15:26.281
  • HE WAS PUT IN PRISON.ALL THIS TIME, JOSEPH KEPT
  • 00:15:26.281 --> 00:15:28.083
  • ALL THIS TIME, JOSEPH KEPTPASSING THE TEST, DOING THE
  • 00:15:28.083 --> 00:15:29.952
  • PASSING THE TEST, DOING THERIGHT THING WHEN IT WAS HARD,
  • 00:15:29.952 --> 00:15:31.453
  • RIGHT THING WHEN IT WAS HARD,PROVING TO GOD THAT HE COULD
  • 00:15:31.453 --> 00:15:32.654
  • PROVING TO GOD THAT HE COULDTRUST HIM.
  • 00:15:32.654 --> 00:15:34.857
  • TRUST HIM.ONE DAY, YEARS LATER, HIS
  • 00:15:34.857 --> 00:15:36.325
  • ONE DAY, YEARS LATER, HISBROTHERS SHOWED UP AT THE
  • 00:15:36.325 --> 00:15:38.560
  • BROTHERS SHOWED UP AT THEPALACE LOOKING FOR FOOD, THE
  • 00:15:38.560 --> 00:15:40.162
  • PALACE LOOKING FOR FOOD, THESAME BROTHERS THAT HAD THROWN
  • 00:15:40.162 --> 00:15:41.930
  • SAME BROTHERS THAT HAD THROWNHIM INTO THE PIT, THE SAME
  • 00:15:41.930 --> 00:15:43.232
  • HIM INTO THE PIT, THE SAMEONES THAT HAD MADE HIS LIFE
  • 00:15:43.232 --> 00:15:44.366
  • ONES THAT HAD MADE HIS LIFEMISERABLE.
  • 00:15:44.366 --> 00:15:46.568
  • MISERABLE.THEY DIDN'T RECOGNIZE JOSEPH,
  • 00:15:46.568 --> 00:15:47.836
  • THEY DIDN'T RECOGNIZE JOSEPH,THEY HAD NO IDEA HE WAS STILL
  • 00:15:47.836 --> 00:15:49.905
  • THEY HAD NO IDEA HE WAS STILLALIVE, BUT JOSEPH RECOGNIZED
  • 00:15:49.905 --> 00:15:50.839
  • ALIVE, BUT JOSEPH RECOGNIZEDTHEM.
  • 00:15:50.839 --> 00:15:52.808
  • THEM.THIS WAS HIS BIG CHANCE TO
  • 00:15:52.808 --> 00:15:54.610
  • THIS WAS HIS BIG CHANCE TOPAY THEM BACK, HIS CHANCE TO
  • 00:15:54.610 --> 00:15:55.878
  • PAY THEM BACK, HIS CHANCE TOGET EVEN.
  • 00:15:55.878 --> 00:15:57.546
  • GET EVEN.THE TABLES HAD TURNED.
  • 00:15:57.546 --> 00:15:59.014
  • THE TABLES HAD TURNED.INSTEAD OF JOSEPH BEING IN
  • 00:15:59.014 --> 00:16:01.116
  • INSTEAD OF JOSEPH BEING INTHE PIT WITH NO POWER AT THE
  • 00:16:01.116 --> 00:16:03.218
  • THE PIT WITH NO POWER AT THEMERCY OF HIS BROTHERS, NOW
  • 00:16:03.218 --> 00:16:05.020
  • MERCY OF HIS BROTHERS, NOWHIS BROTHERS ARE IN THE PIT,
  • 00:16:05.020 --> 00:16:06.488
  • HIS BROTHERS ARE IN THE PIT,SO TO SPEAK, AT THE MERCY OF
  • 00:16:06.488 --> 00:16:07.556
  • SO TO SPEAK, AT THE MERCY OFJOSEPH.
  • 00:16:07.556 --> 00:16:09.091
  • JOSEPH.THEY NEED WHAT HE HAS.
  • 00:16:09.091 --> 00:16:10.492
  • THEY NEED WHAT HE HAS.THERE'S A FAMINE IN THE LAND,
  • 00:16:10.492 --> 00:16:11.627
  • THERE'S A FAMINE IN THE LAND,AND THEY'VE TRAVELED A GREAT
  • 00:16:11.627 --> 00:16:13.228
  • AND THEY'VE TRAVELED A GREATDISTANCE LOOKING FOR FOOD.
  • 00:16:13.228 --> 00:16:14.730
  • DISTANCE LOOKING FOR FOOD.JOSEPH IS IN CHARGE OF THE
  • 00:16:14.730 --> 00:16:16.231
  • JOSEPH IS IN CHARGE OF THEFOOD SUPPLY,
  • 00:16:16.231 --> 00:16:17.633
  • FOOD SUPPLY,AND WHEN JOSEPH LOOKED AT
  • 00:16:17.633 --> 00:16:19.568
  • AND WHEN JOSEPH LOOKED ATTHEM, HE WAS TEMPTED TO SAY,
  • 00:16:19.568 --> 00:16:20.969
  • THEM, HE WAS TEMPTED TO SAY,"TAKE THEM AWAY, PUT THEM IN
  • 00:16:20.969 --> 00:16:22.037
  • "TAKE THEM AWAY, PUT THEM INPRISON."
  • 00:16:22.037 --> 00:16:23.572
  • PRISON."HE COULD FEEL FOR A MOMENT
  • 00:16:23.572 --> 00:16:25.007
  • HE COULD FEEL FOR A MOMENTTHE ANGER, THE BITTERNESS
  • 00:16:25.007 --> 00:16:26.408
  • THE ANGER, THE BITTERNESSRISING UP, SAYING, "PAY THEM
  • 00:16:26.408 --> 00:16:27.576
  • RISING UP, SAYING, "PAY THEMBACK."
  • 00:16:27.576 --> 00:16:29.845
  • BACK."THEN HIS MIND FLASHED BACK TO
  • 00:16:29.845 --> 00:16:31.046
  • THEN HIS MIND FLASHED BACK TOTHAT TIME WHEN HE WAS A
  • 00:16:31.046 --> 00:16:32.981
  • THAT TIME WHEN HE WAS ALITTLE BOY, SEEING HIS UNCLE
  • 00:16:32.981 --> 00:16:35.517
  • LITTLE BOY, SEEING HIS UNCLEESAU FORGIVING HIS FATHER,
  • 00:16:35.517 --> 00:16:37.352
  • ESAU FORGIVING HIS FATHER,BEING KIND TO JACOB EVEN
  • 00:16:37.352 --> 00:16:38.320
  • BEING KIND TO JACOB EVENTHOUGH HE HAD DONE HIM GREAT
  • 00:16:38.320 --> 00:16:39.755
  • THOUGH HE HAD DONE HIM GREATWRONG.
  • 00:16:39.755 --> 00:16:40.722
  • WRONG.JOSEPH LOOKED AT HIS BROTHERS
  • 00:16:40.722 --> 00:16:42.157
  • JOSEPH LOOKED AT HIS BROTHERSAND THOUGHT, "I'M NOT GOING
  • 00:16:42.157 --> 00:16:43.525
  • AND THOUGHT, "I'M NOT GOINGTO TREAT YOU THE WAY YOU'VE
  • 00:16:43.525 --> 00:16:44.827
  • TO TREAT YOU THE WAY YOU'VETREATED ME.
  • 00:16:44.827 --> 00:16:45.794
  • TREATED ME.I'M GOING TO DO WHAT MY UNCLE
  • 00:16:45.794 --> 00:16:47.129
  • I'M GOING TO DO WHAT MY UNCLEDID, I'M GOING TO BE GOOD TO
  • 00:16:47.129 --> 00:16:47.996
  • DID, I'M GOING TO BE GOOD TOYOU.
  • 00:16:47.996 --> 00:16:48.630
  • YOU.I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU
  • 00:16:48.630 --> 00:16:49.765
  • I'M GOING TO SHOW YOUKINDNESS THAT YOU DON'T
  • 00:16:49.765 --> 00:16:50.466
  • KINDNESS THAT YOU DON'TDESERVE.
  • 00:16:50.466 --> 00:16:51.633
  • DESERVE.I'M GOING TO BE THE SMILE OF
  • 00:16:51.633 --> 00:16:52.935
  • I'M GOING TO BE THE SMILE OFGOD."
  • 00:16:52.935 --> 00:16:54.736
  • GOD."JOSEPH HAD THE ADVANTAGE, BUT
  • 00:16:54.736 --> 00:16:56.338
  • JOSEPH HAD THE ADVANTAGE, BUTHE DIDN'T USE HIS POWER TO
  • 00:16:56.338 --> 00:16:58.574
  • HE DIDN'T USE HIS POWER TOGET EVEN, HE USED HIS POWER
  • 00:16:58.574 --> 00:17:00.542
  • GET EVEN, HE USED HIS POWERTO BE GOOD TO THEM.
  • 00:17:00.542 --> 00:17:01.677
  • TO BE GOOD TO THEM.HE COULD'VE SAID, "IT'S NOT
  • 00:17:01.677 --> 00:17:03.579
  • HE COULD'VE SAID, "IT'S NOTFAIR, THEY HAVE TAKEN AWAY
  • 00:17:03.579 --> 00:17:05.180
  • FAIR, THEY HAVE TAKEN AWAYYEARS OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:17:05.180 --> 00:17:06.148
  • YEARS OF MY LIFE.WHY SHOULD I BE KIND TO
  • 00:17:06.148 --> 00:17:06.882
  • WHY SHOULD I BE KIND TOTHEM?"
  • 00:17:06.882 --> 00:17:08.417
  • THEM?"THEY THREW ME INTO A PIT.
  • 00:17:08.417 --> 00:17:09.351
  • THEY THREW ME INTO A PIT.WHY SHOULD I GIVE THEM FOOD?
  • 00:17:09.351 --> 00:17:11.453
  • WHY SHOULD I GIVE THEM FOOD?THEY SOLD ME INTO SLAVERY.
  • 00:17:11.453 --> 00:17:12.454
  • THEY SOLD ME INTO SLAVERY.IF HE WAS LOOKING FOR
  • 00:17:12.454 --> 00:17:13.655
  • IF HE WAS LOOKING FORFAIRNESS, HE'D HAVE NEVER
  • 00:17:13.655 --> 00:17:15.124
  • FAIRNESS, HE'D HAVE NEVERPASSED THE TEST,
  • 00:17:15.124 --> 00:17:16.258
  • PASSED THE TEST,AND IF HE WAS COUNTING ON HIS
  • 00:17:16.258 --> 00:17:18.193
  • AND IF HE WAS COUNTING ON HISBROTHERS TO PAY HIM BACK, HE
  • 00:17:18.193 --> 00:17:19.528
  • BROTHERS TO PAY HIM BACK, HEWOULD'VE SENT THEM TO PRISON
  • 00:17:19.528 --> 00:17:21.330
  • WOULD'VE SENT THEM TO PRISONBECAUSE THEY COULDN'T DO IT.
  • 00:17:21.330 --> 00:17:23.632
  • BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T DO IT.PEOPLE CAN'T UNDO EVERY WRONG
  • 00:17:23.632 --> 00:17:25.234
  • PEOPLE CAN'T UNDO EVERY WRONGTHEY'VE DONE TO YOU.
  • 00:17:25.234 --> 00:17:26.368
  • THEY'VE DONE TO YOU.THEY CAN'T GIVE YOU BACK THE
  • 00:17:26.368 --> 00:17:28.070
  • THEY CAN'T GIVE YOU BACK THEYEARS THEY HURT YOU, THE
  • 00:17:28.070 --> 00:17:29.204
  • YEARS THEY HURT YOU, THEYEARS THEY PUT YOU AT A
  • 00:17:29.204 --> 00:17:30.038
  • YEARS THEY PUT YOU AT ADISADVANTAGE.
  • 00:17:30.038 --> 00:17:32.608
  • DISADVANTAGE.HERE'S THE BEAUTY, GOD CAN.
  • 00:17:32.608 --> 00:17:33.876
  • HERE'S THE BEAUTY, GOD CAN.HE SAID IN THE BOOK OF JOEL,
  • 00:17:33.876 --> 00:17:35.844
  • HE SAID IN THE BOOK OF JOEL,"I WILL RESTORE THE YEARS
  • 00:17:35.844 --> 00:17:37.346
  • "I WILL RESTORE THE YEARSTHAT HAVE BEEN STOLEN,"
  • 00:17:37.346 --> 00:17:39.848
  • THAT HAVE BEEN STOLEN,"AND TOO OFTEN, WE'RE LOOKING
  • 00:17:39.848 --> 00:17:41.617
  • AND TOO OFTEN, WE'RE LOOKINGAT WHAT PEOPLE CAN'T DO, WE
  • 00:17:41.617 --> 00:17:42.951
  • AT WHAT PEOPLE CAN'T DO, WESHOULD BE LOOKING AT WHAT GOD
  • 00:17:42.951 --> 00:17:44.653
  • SHOULD BE LOOKING AT WHAT GODCAN DO.
  • 00:17:44.653 --> 00:17:46.889
  • CAN DO.DURING THOSE 13 YEARS, JOSEPH
  • 00:17:46.889 --> 00:17:49.258
  • DURING THOSE 13 YEARS, JOSEPHPROVED HE COULD BE TRUSTED.
  • 00:17:49.258 --> 00:17:50.592
  • PROVED HE COULD BE TRUSTED.HE WAS TRUSTED IN POTIPHAR'S
  • 00:17:50.592 --> 00:17:51.593
  • HE WAS TRUSTED IN POTIPHAR'SHOUSE.
  • 00:17:51.593 --> 00:17:52.694
  • HOUSE.WHEN POTIPHAR'S WIFE TRIED TO
  • 00:17:52.694 --> 00:17:54.429
  • WHEN POTIPHAR'S WIFE TRIED TOSEDUCE HIM, JOSEPH STAYED ON
  • 00:17:54.429 --> 00:17:55.597
  • SEDUCE HIM, JOSEPH STAYED ONTHE HIGH ROAD.
  • 00:17:55.597 --> 00:17:57.299
  • THE HIGH ROAD.HE WAS TRUSTED IN THE PRISON.
  • 00:17:57.299 --> 00:17:58.367
  • HE WAS TRUSTED IN THE PRISON.INSTEAD OF SITTING AROUND
  • 00:17:58.367 --> 00:17:59.668
  • INSTEAD OF SITTING AROUNDBITTER, HE HELPED THE BUTLER
  • 00:17:59.668 --> 00:18:00.936
  • BITTER, HE HELPED THE BUTLERGET OUT.
  • 00:18:00.936 --> 00:18:02.070
  • GET OUT.WHEN HIS BROTHERS STOOD IN
  • 00:18:02.070 --> 00:18:04.072
  • WHEN HIS BROTHERS STOOD INFRONT OF HIM, GOD KNEW HE
  • 00:18:04.072 --> 00:18:06.008
  • FRONT OF HIM, GOD KNEW HECOULD TRUST JOSEPH TO NOT BE
  • 00:18:06.008 --> 00:18:07.442
  • COULD TRUST JOSEPH TO NOT BEVINDICTIVE.
  • 00:18:07.442 --> 00:18:08.610
  • VINDICTIVE.WITH THOSE BROTHERS RIGHT
  • 00:18:08.610 --> 00:18:11.079
  • WITH THOSE BROTHERS RIGHTTHERE, JOSEPH WAS SO OVERCOME
  • 00:18:11.079 --> 00:18:12.781
  • THERE, JOSEPH WAS SO OVERCOMEWITH EMOTION, HE RAN OUT OF
  • 00:18:12.781 --> 00:18:15.417
  • WITH EMOTION, HE RAN OUT OFTHE ROOM AND WEPT AND WEPT,
  • 00:18:15.417 --> 00:18:17.019
  • THE ROOM AND WEPT AND WEPT,SO LOUD THAT PEOPLE ALL
  • 00:18:17.019 --> 00:18:18.120
  • SO LOUD THAT PEOPLE ALLTHROUGH THE PALACE COULD HEAR
  • 00:18:18.120 --> 00:18:19.254
  • THROUGH THE PALACE COULD HEARHIM.
  • 00:18:19.254 --> 00:18:21.290
  • HIM.HAVING FAVOR DOESN'T MEAN YOU
  • 00:18:21.290 --> 00:18:22.891
  • HAVING FAVOR DOESN'T MEAN YOUWON'T FEEL PAIN.
  • 00:18:22.891 --> 00:18:24.459
  • WON'T FEEL PAIN.BEING BLESSED DOESN'T MEAN
  • 00:18:24.459 --> 00:18:25.994
  • BEING BLESSED DOESN'T MEANYOU WON'T HAVE HURTS.
  • 00:18:25.994 --> 00:18:27.629
  • YOU WON'T HAVE HURTS.WASN'T EASY FOR JOSEPH ALL
  • 00:18:27.629 --> 00:18:29.631
  • WASN'T EASY FOR JOSEPH ALLTHOSE YEARS BEING BETRAYED.
  • 00:18:29.631 --> 00:18:31.366
  • THOSE YEARS BEING BETRAYED.HE LONGED TO SEE HIS FAMILY,
  • 00:18:31.366 --> 00:18:32.634
  • HE LONGED TO SEE HIS FAMILY,THERE WERE MANY SLEEPLESS
  • 00:18:32.634 --> 00:18:34.136
  • THERE WERE MANY SLEEPLESSNIGHTS, TIMES HE FELT
  • 00:18:34.136 --> 00:18:35.671
  • NIGHTS, TIMES HE FELTFORGOTTEN, LIKE HIS DREAM
  • 00:18:35.671 --> 00:18:37.406
  • FORGOTTEN, LIKE HIS DREAMWOULD NEVER COME TO PASS.
  • 00:18:37.406 --> 00:18:38.607
  • WOULD NEVER COME TO PASS.SEEING HIS BROTHERS WAS
  • 00:18:38.607 --> 00:18:39.942
  • SEEING HIS BROTHERS WASOVERWHELMING.
  • 00:18:39.942 --> 00:18:41.710
  • OVERWHELMING.WHEN HE FINALLY REVEALED TO
  • 00:18:41.710 --> 00:18:43.745
  • WHEN HE FINALLY REVEALED TOTHEM WHO HE REALLY WAS, THEY
  • 00:18:43.745 --> 00:18:45.948
  • THEM WHO HE REALLY WAS, THEYWERE NOT ONLY SPEECHLESS,
  • 00:18:45.948 --> 00:18:47.482
  • WERE NOT ONLY SPEECHLESS,THEY WERE TERRIFIED.
  • 00:18:47.482 --> 00:18:48.917
  • THEY WERE TERRIFIED.THEY KNEW THEIR LIFE WAS IN
  • 00:18:48.917 --> 00:18:50.419
  • THEY KNEW THEIR LIFE WAS INHIS HANDS.
  • 00:18:50.419 --> 00:18:51.386
  • HIS HANDS.JOSEPH LOOKED AT THEM AND
  • 00:18:51.386 --> 00:18:53.522
  • JOSEPH LOOKED AT THEM ANDSAID, "AM I GOD?
  • 00:18:53.522 --> 00:18:55.757
  • SAID, "AM I GOD?IS IT MY JOB TO PUNISH YOU?
  • 00:18:55.757 --> 00:18:57.359
  • IS IT MY JOB TO PUNISH YOU?DON'T BE AFRAID OF ME, I'M
  • 00:18:57.359 --> 00:18:59.161
  • DON'T BE AFRAID OF ME, I'MGOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU,
  • 00:18:59.161 --> 00:19:00.696
  • GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU,AND NOURISH YOU AND YOUR
  • 00:19:00.696 --> 00:19:02.197
  • AND NOURISH YOU AND YOURCHILDREN."
  • 00:19:02.197 --> 00:19:03.599
  • CHILDREN."THE SCRIPTURE SAYS HE SPOKE
  • 00:19:03.599 --> 00:19:05.534
  • THE SCRIPTURE SAYS HE SPOKEKINDLY TO THEM, REASSURING
  • 00:19:05.534 --> 00:19:06.735
  • KINDLY TO THEM, REASSURINGTHEM.
  • 00:19:06.735 --> 00:19:08.003
  • THEM.NOTICE HE'S GOING TO TAKE
  • 00:19:08.003 --> 00:19:09.705
  • NOTICE HE'S GOING TO TAKECARE OF THE PEOPLE THAT THREW
  • 00:19:09.705 --> 00:19:11.506
  • CARE OF THE PEOPLE THAT THREWHIM INTO THE PIT.
  • 00:19:11.506 --> 00:19:12.341
  • HIM INTO THE PIT.HE'S GOING TO NOURISH THE
  • 00:19:12.341 --> 00:19:13.709
  • HE'S GOING TO NOURISH THEBROTHERS THAT MESSED UP HIS
  • 00:19:13.709 --> 00:19:14.643
  • BROTHERS THAT MESSED UP HISLIFE.
  • 00:19:14.643 --> 00:19:15.577
  • LIFE.HE'S GOING TO LOOK AFTER
  • 00:19:15.577 --> 00:19:16.311
  • HE'S GOING TO LOOK AFTERTHEIR CHILDREN.
  • 00:19:16.311 --> 00:19:17.846
  • THEIR CHILDREN.THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:19:17.846 --> 00:19:18.847
  • THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.BUT WHEN YOU MAKE THIS
  • 00:19:18.847 --> 00:19:21.049
  • BUT WHEN YOU MAKE THISDECISION TO BE GOOD TO THE
  • 00:19:21.049 --> 00:19:22.184
  • DECISION TO BE GOOD TO THEPEOPLE THAT HAVE DONE YOU
  • 00:19:22.184 --> 00:19:23.919
  • PEOPLE THAT HAVE DONE YOUWRONG, TO NOT USE THE
  • 00:19:23.919 --> 00:19:25.387
  • WRONG, TO NOT USE THEINFLUENCE, THE POWER, THE
  • 00:19:25.387 --> 00:19:27.155
  • INFLUENCE, THE POWER, THEADVANTAGE TO GET EVEN, BUT
  • 00:19:27.155 --> 00:19:28.924
  • ADVANTAGE TO GET EVEN, BUTINSTEAD, LIKE JOSEPH, YOU
  • 00:19:28.924 --> 00:19:30.125
  • INSTEAD, LIKE JOSEPH, YOUBLESS THOSE THAT HAVE HURT
  • 00:19:30.125 --> 00:19:33.328
  • BLESS THOSE THAT HAVE HURTYOU, WHEN GOD CAN TRUST YOU,
  • 00:19:33.328 --> 00:19:35.097
  • YOU, WHEN GOD CAN TRUST YOU,THERE'S NO LIMIT TO HOW HIGH
  • 00:19:35.097 --> 00:19:36.698
  • THERE'S NO LIMIT TO HOW HIGHHE WILL TAKE YOU.
  • 00:19:36.698 --> 00:19:38.033
  • HE WILL TAKE YOU.ARE YOU LETTING WHAT SOMEBODY
  • 00:19:38.033 --> 00:19:40.068
  • ARE YOU LETTING WHAT SOMEBODYDID TO YOU KEEP YOU FROM
  • 00:19:40.068 --> 00:19:42.204
  • DID TO YOU KEEP YOU FROMGOING TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
  • 00:19:42.204 --> 00:19:43.272
  • GOING TO THE NEXT LEVEL?ARE YOU TRYING TO PAY THEM
  • 00:19:43.272 --> 00:19:44.806
  • ARE YOU TRYING TO PAY THEMBACK, WAITING TILL YOU GET
  • 00:19:44.806 --> 00:19:46.074
  • BACK, WAITING TILL YOU GETTHE ADVANTAGE, THEN YOU'RE
  • 00:19:46.074 --> 00:19:47.509
  • THE ADVANTAGE, THEN YOU'REGOING TO SHOW THEM?
  • 00:19:47.509 --> 00:19:48.277
  • GOING TO SHOW THEM?YOU'RE GOING TO BE WAITING
  • 00:19:48.277 --> 00:19:49.711
  • YOU'RE GOING TO BE WAITINGFOR A LONG TIME.
  • 00:19:49.711 --> 00:19:51.680
  • FOR A LONG TIME.GOD WON'T PROMOTE US IF WE'RE
  • 00:19:51.680 --> 00:19:53.282
  • GOD WON'T PROMOTE US IF WE'REGOING TO BE REVENGEFUL.
  • 00:19:53.282 --> 00:19:55.284
  • GOING TO BE REVENGEFUL.LET GOD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES.
  • 00:19:55.284 --> 00:19:57.019
  • LET GOD FIGHT YOUR BATTLES.LET GOD BE YOUR VINDICATOR.
  • 00:19:57.019 --> 00:19:59.254
  • LET GOD BE YOUR VINDICATOR.BE A JOSEPH AND BE GOOD TO
  • 00:19:59.254 --> 00:20:01.223
  • BE A JOSEPH AND BE GOOD TOTHOSE THAT HAVE BETRAYED YOU.
  • 00:20:01.223 --> 00:20:02.557
  • THOSE THAT HAVE BETRAYED YOU.SHOW MERCY TO THOSE THAT HAVE
  • 00:20:02.557 --> 00:20:03.892
  • SHOW MERCY TO THOSE THAT HAVELIED ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:20:03.892 --> 00:20:05.861
  • LIED ABOUT YOU.BE KIND TO THAT RELATIVE THAT
  • 00:20:05.861 --> 00:20:07.596
  • BE KIND TO THAT RELATIVE THATTRIED TO MAKE YOU LOOK BAD.
  • 00:20:07.596 --> 00:20:09.031
  • TRIED TO MAKE YOU LOOK BAD.IN THE SCRIPTURE, THERE WAS A
  • 00:20:09.031 --> 00:20:10.799
  • IN THE SCRIPTURE, THERE WAS ACAPTAIN IN THE SYRIAN ARMY
  • 00:20:10.799 --> 00:20:12.367
  • CAPTAIN IN THE SYRIAN ARMYNAMED NAAMAN.
  • 00:20:12.367 --> 00:20:13.935
  • NAMED NAAMAN.HE WAS A VERY INFLUENTIAL,
  • 00:20:13.935 --> 00:20:15.637
  • HE WAS A VERY INFLUENTIAL,WELL-RESPECTED MAN, BUT HE
  • 00:20:15.637 --> 00:20:17.039
  • WELL-RESPECTED MAN, BUT HEHAD LEPROSY.
  • 00:20:17.039 --> 00:20:18.040
  • HAD LEPROSY.IN ONE OF THE BATTLES WITH
  • 00:20:18.040 --> 00:20:19.941
  • IN ONE OF THE BATTLES WITHISRAEL, HE CAPTURED A YOUNG
  • 00:20:19.941 --> 00:20:21.310
  • ISRAEL, HE CAPTURED A YOUNGLADY AND BROUGHT HER BACK AS
  • 00:20:21.310 --> 00:20:22.744
  • LADY AND BROUGHT HER BACK ASA MAID.
  • 00:20:22.744 --> 00:20:24.379
  • A MAID.YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW HER LIFE
  • 00:20:24.379 --> 00:20:26.381
  • YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW HER LIFEWAS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.
  • 00:20:26.381 --> 00:20:27.382
  • WAS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN.SHE WAS TAKEN FROM HER
  • 00:20:27.382 --> 00:20:28.784
  • SHE WAS TAKEN FROM HERFAMILY, COULDN'T SEE HER
  • 00:20:28.784 --> 00:20:30.452
  • FAMILY, COULDN'T SEE HERFRIENDS, LEFT EVERYTHING THAT
  • 00:20:30.452 --> 00:20:32.254
  • FRIENDS, LEFT EVERYTHING THATWAS FAMILIAR TO HER.
  • 00:20:32.254 --> 00:20:33.422
  • WAS FAMILIAR TO HER.NOW, SHE WAS IN A FOREIGN
  • 00:20:33.422 --> 00:20:35.090
  • NOW, SHE WAS IN A FOREIGNCOUNTRY, BARELY SPOKE THE
  • 00:20:35.090 --> 00:20:36.325
  • COUNTRY, BARELY SPOKE THELANGUAGE.
  • 00:20:36.325 --> 00:20:37.659
  • LANGUAGE.HER HOPES AND DREAMS AND
  • 00:20:37.659 --> 00:20:39.227
  • HER HOPES AND DREAMS ANDGOALS ALL HAD TO BE PUT ON
  • 00:20:39.227 --> 00:20:41.129
  • GOALS ALL HAD TO BE PUT ONHOLD BECAUSE OF THIS ONE MAN,
  • 00:20:41.129 --> 00:20:42.731
  • HOLD BECAUSE OF THIS ONE MAN,NAAMAN.
  • 00:20:42.731 --> 00:20:44.232
  • NAAMAN.IT WAS HIS LEADERSHIP THAT
  • 00:20:44.232 --> 00:20:45.701
  • IT WAS HIS LEADERSHIP THATBROUGHT THE TROUBLE.
  • 00:20:45.701 --> 00:20:46.935
  • BROUGHT THE TROUBLE.YOU WOULD THINK SHE WOULD BE
  • 00:20:46.935 --> 00:20:48.537
  • YOU WOULD THINK SHE WOULD BETHE LAST PERSON HE WAS
  • 00:20:48.537 --> 00:20:49.905
  • THE LAST PERSON HE WASCONCERNED ABOUT.
  • 00:20:49.905 --> 00:20:51.540
  • CONCERNED ABOUT.BUT EVERY NIGHT WHEN NAAMAN
  • 00:20:51.540 --> 00:20:53.475
  • BUT EVERY NIGHT WHEN NAAMANTOOK OFF HIS ARMOR, SHE COULD
  • 00:20:53.475 --> 00:20:55.243
  • TOOK OFF HIS ARMOR, SHE COULDSEE HOW THE LEPROSY WAS
  • 00:20:55.243 --> 00:20:57.212
  • SEE HOW THE LEPROSY WASEATING AWAY HIS FLESH.
  • 00:20:57.212 --> 00:20:58.880
  • EATING AWAY HIS FLESH.SHE COULDN'T THOUGHT, "TOO
  • 00:20:58.880 --> 00:21:00.482
  • SHE COULDN'T THOUGHT, "TOOBAD FOR YOU, I HOPE YOU DO
  • 00:21:00.482 --> 00:21:01.283
  • BAD FOR YOU, I HOPE YOU DODIE.
  • 00:21:01.283 --> 00:21:02.417
  • DIE.YOU'VE MESSED UP MY LIFE."
  • 00:21:02.417 --> 00:21:03.919
  • YOU'VE MESSED UP MY LIFE."SHE COULD'VE HATED HIM, LIVED
  • 00:21:03.919 --> 00:21:06.188
  • SHE COULD'VE HATED HIM, LIVEDBITTER, REVENGEFUL, BUT SHE
  • 00:21:06.188 --> 00:21:08.123
  • BITTER, REVENGEFUL, BUT SHEUNDERSTOOD THIS PRINCIPLE.
  • 00:21:08.123 --> 00:21:09.491
  • UNDERSTOOD THIS PRINCIPLE.SHE SAID, "SIR, THERE'S A
  • 00:21:09.491 --> 00:21:10.659
  • SHE SAID, "SIR, THERE'S APROPHET BACK AT HOME IN
  • 00:21:10.659 --> 00:21:12.094
  • PROPHET BACK AT HOME INISRAEL WHERE I'M FROM.
  • 00:21:12.094 --> 00:21:14.196
  • ISRAEL WHERE I'M FROM.IF YOU'LL GO SEE HIM, HE'LL
  • 00:21:14.196 --> 00:21:15.664
  • IF YOU'LL GO SEE HIM, HE'LLPRAY FOR YOU AND YOU'LL GET
  • 00:21:15.664 --> 00:21:16.998
  • PRAY FOR YOU AND YOU'LL GETHEALED."
  • 00:21:16.998 --> 00:21:18.166
  • HEALED."NAAMAN TOOK THE STEP OF
  • 00:21:18.166 --> 00:21:19.267
  • NAAMAN TOOK THE STEP OFFAITH, WENT TO SEE THE
  • 00:21:19.267 --> 00:21:20.469
  • FAITH, WENT TO SEE THEPROPHET, AND HE WAS PERFECTLY
  • 00:21:20.469 --> 00:21:23.105
  • PROPHET, AND HE WAS PERFECTLYWELL ALL BECAUSE A YOUNG LADY
  • 00:21:23.105 --> 00:21:25.073
  • WELL ALL BECAUSE A YOUNG LADYSHOWED KINDNESS TO SOMEONE
  • 00:21:25.073 --> 00:21:27.109
  • SHOWED KINDNESS TO SOMEONETHAT HAD DONE HER WRONG.
  • 00:21:27.109 --> 00:21:28.810
  • THAT HAD DONE HER WRONG.SHE WAS BEING THE SMILE OF
  • 00:21:28.810 --> 00:21:30.011
  • SHE WAS BEING THE SMILE OFGOD.
  • 00:21:30.011 --> 00:21:31.012
  • GOD."WELL, JOEL, I'M NOT GOING TO
  • 00:21:31.012 --> 00:21:32.280
  • "WELL, JOEL, I'M NOT GOING TOHELP MY ENEMY, THAT DOESN'T
  • 00:21:32.280 --> 00:21:33.582
  • HELP MY ENEMY, THAT DOESN'TMAKE SENSE."
  • 00:21:33.582 --> 00:21:35.283
  • MAKE SENSE."WHEN YOU WITHHOLD GOOD THAT
  • 00:21:35.283 --> 00:21:37.085
  • WHEN YOU WITHHOLD GOOD THATYOU CAN DO FOR OTHERS, GOD
  • 00:21:37.085 --> 00:21:38.687
  • YOU CAN DO FOR OTHERS, GODWILL WITHHOLD THE GOOD HE HAS
  • 00:21:38.687 --> 00:21:40.088
  • WILL WITHHOLD THE GOOD HE HASFOR YOU.
  • 00:21:40.088 --> 00:21:41.857
  • FOR YOU.BUT TOO OFTEN WE THINK, "IF
  • 00:21:41.857 --> 00:21:43.191
  • BUT TOO OFTEN WE THINK, "IFTHEY WOULDN'T HAVE HURT ME,
  • 00:21:43.191 --> 00:21:44.559
  • THEY WOULDN'T HAVE HURT ME,THEN I WOULD HELP THEM.
  • 00:21:44.559 --> 00:21:45.660
  • THEN I WOULD HELP THEM.IF THEY HADN'T HAVE MADE ME
  • 00:21:45.660 --> 00:21:46.828
  • IF THEY HADN'T HAVE MADE MELOOK BAD IN THAT BUSINESS
  • 00:21:46.828 --> 00:21:48.063
  • LOOK BAD IN THAT BUSINESSMEETING, THEN I'D SHOW THEM
  • 00:21:48.063 --> 00:21:49.731
  • MEETING, THEN I'D SHOW THEMSOME SHORTCUTS."
  • 00:21:49.731 --> 00:21:51.166
  • SOME SHORTCUTS."BUT WHEN YOU SOW A SEED OF
  • 00:21:51.166 --> 00:21:52.734
  • BUT WHEN YOU SOW A SEED OFKINDNESS, A SEED OF
  • 00:21:52.734 --> 00:21:54.236
  • KINDNESS, A SEED OFFORGIVENESS, A SEED OF BEING
  • 00:21:54.236 --> 00:21:55.737
  • FORGIVENESS, A SEED OF BEINGGOOD TO SOMEBODY THAT'S DONE
  • 00:21:55.737 --> 00:21:57.572
  • GOOD TO SOMEBODY THAT'S DONEYOU WRONG, YOU ARE SHOWING
  • 00:21:57.572 --> 00:21:59.775
  • YOU WRONG, YOU ARE SHOWINGGOD THAT HE CAN TRUST YOU.
  • 00:21:59.775 --> 00:22:01.176
  • GOD THAT HE CAN TRUST YOU.YOUR CHARACTER IS COMING UP
  • 00:22:01.176 --> 00:22:02.644
  • YOUR CHARACTER IS COMING UPHIGHER, THAT'S WHEN GOD WILL
  • 00:22:02.644 --> 00:22:04.446
  • HIGHER, THAT'S WHEN GOD WILLRELEASE MORE FAVOR IN YOUR
  • 00:22:04.446 --> 00:22:05.814
  • RELEASE MORE FAVOR IN YOUROWN LIFE.
  • 00:22:05.814 --> 00:22:07.149
  • OWN LIFE.I TALKED TO A GENTLEMAN
  • 00:22:07.149 --> 00:22:08.350
  • I TALKED TO A GENTLEMANRECENTLY, HE'S VERY
  • 00:22:08.350 --> 00:22:09.618
  • RECENTLY, HE'S VERYWELL-KNOWN.
  • 00:22:09.618 --> 00:22:11.186
  • WELL-KNOWN.FOR OVER 20 YEARS, HE HAD
  • 00:22:11.186 --> 00:22:12.587
  • FOR OVER 20 YEARS, HE HADBEEN ESTRANGED FROM ALL OF
  • 00:22:12.587 --> 00:22:14.423
  • BEEN ESTRANGED FROM ALL OFHIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
  • 00:22:14.423 --> 00:22:15.857
  • HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS.THEY HAD NOT SPOKEN OR HAD
  • 00:22:15.857 --> 00:22:17.392
  • THEY HAD NOT SPOKEN OR HADANY KIND OF CONTACT.
  • 00:22:17.392 --> 00:22:18.927
  • ANY KIND OF CONTACT.THEY WOULD SEE HIM OUT IN THE
  • 00:22:18.927 --> 00:22:20.495
  • THEY WOULD SEE HIM OUT IN THEPUBLIC EYE, HE HAS A LOT OF
  • 00:22:20.495 --> 00:22:22.197
  • PUBLIC EYE, HE HAS A LOT OFSUCCESS AND NOTORIETY.
  • 00:22:22.197 --> 00:22:23.465
  • SUCCESS AND NOTORIETY.BUT THERE WERE THINGS THESE
  • 00:22:23.465 --> 00:22:24.933
  • BUT THERE WERE THINGS THESESIBLINGS DIDN'T SEE EYE TO
  • 00:22:24.933 --> 00:22:25.967
  • SIBLINGS DIDN'T SEE EYE TOEYE ON.
  • 00:22:25.967 --> 00:22:26.968
  • EYE ON.THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM
  • 00:22:26.968 --> 00:22:28.870
  • THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIMWAS NON-EXISTENT.
  • 00:22:28.870 --> 00:22:30.338
  • WAS NON-EXISTENT.ONE DAY, THEIR 80-YEAR-OLD
  • 00:22:30.338 --> 00:22:32.441
  • ONE DAY, THEIR 80-YEAR-OLDMOTHER WAS HIT BY A CAR,
  • 00:22:32.441 --> 00:22:34.042
  • MOTHER WAS HIT BY A CAR,RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL IN A
  • 00:22:34.042 --> 00:22:35.343
  • RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL IN ACOMA.
  • 00:22:35.343 --> 00:22:36.511
  • COMA.ALL OF THE SIBLINGS,
  • 00:22:36.511 --> 00:22:38.346
  • ALL OF THE SIBLINGS,INCLUDING THIS MAN, FLEW IN
  • 00:22:38.346 --> 00:22:39.414
  • INCLUDING THIS MAN, FLEW INFROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE
  • 00:22:39.414 --> 00:22:40.549
  • FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THECOUNTRY AND HURRIED UP TO THE
  • 00:22:40.549 --> 00:22:41.716
  • COUNTRY AND HURRIED UP TO THEHOSPITAL.
  • 00:22:41.716 --> 00:22:42.818
  • HOSPITAL.AFTER THEY SAW THEIR MOTHER,
  • 00:22:42.818 --> 00:22:44.786
  • AFTER THEY SAW THEIR MOTHER,THEY GATHERED IN A ROOM.
  • 00:22:44.786 --> 00:22:46.388
  • THEY GATHERED IN A ROOM.HE SAID TO HIS SIBLINGS,
  • 00:22:46.388 --> 00:22:48.523
  • HE SAID TO HIS SIBLINGS,"IT'S TIME TO LET IT GO.
  • 00:22:48.523 --> 00:22:50.625
  • "IT'S TIME TO LET IT GO.LET'S BURY ALL THE HURTS, THE
  • 00:22:50.625 --> 00:22:52.227
  • LET'S BURY ALL THE HURTS, THEMISUNDERSTANDINGS, THE HARSH
  • 00:22:52.227 --> 00:22:54.062
  • MISUNDERSTANDINGS, THE HARSHWORDS, AND LET'S START AFRESH
  • 00:22:54.062 --> 00:22:55.330
  • WORDS, AND LET'S START AFRESHAND ANEW."
  • 00:22:55.330 --> 00:22:57.165
  • AND ANEW."THEY ALL HUGGED AND WEPT AS
  • 00:22:57.165 --> 00:22:58.667
  • THEY ALL HUGGED AND WEPT ASTHEIR MOTHER LAID NEXT DOOR
  • 00:22:58.667 --> 00:22:59.634
  • THEIR MOTHER LAID NEXT DOORIN A COMA.
  • 00:22:59.634 --> 00:23:01.069
  • IN A COMA.ALL, THAT IS, EXCEPT ONE
  • 00:23:01.069 --> 00:23:02.404
  • ALL, THAT IS, EXCEPT ONEBROTHER.
  • 00:23:02.404 --> 00:23:03.638
  • BROTHER.HE LOOKED AT THIS MAN, SAID,
  • 00:23:03.638 --> 00:23:04.940
  • HE LOOKED AT THIS MAN, SAID,"I CAN'T DO IT, I CAN'T
  • 00:23:04.940 --> 00:23:05.907
  • "I CAN'T DO IT, I CAN'TFORGIVE."
  • 00:23:05.907 --> 00:23:07.342
  • FORGIVE."THEY WALKED AWAY.
  • 00:23:07.342 --> 00:23:08.810
  • THEY WALKED AWAY.HIS BROTHER WENT HOME AND HE
  • 00:23:08.810 --> 00:23:10.545
  • HIS BROTHER WENT HOME AND HEWATCHES US ON TELEVISION.
  • 00:23:10.545 --> 00:23:11.880
  • WATCHES US ON TELEVISION.THE NEXT MORNING, MY MESSAGE
  • 00:23:11.880 --> 00:23:13.849
  • THE NEXT MORNING, MY MESSAGECAME ON, IT WAS ALL ABOUT NOT
  • 00:23:13.849 --> 00:23:15.417
  • CAME ON, IT WAS ALL ABOUT NOTHOLDING A GRUDGE, LETTING
  • 00:23:15.417 --> 00:23:16.485
  • HOLDING A GRUDGE, LETTINGTHINGS GO.
  • 00:23:16.485 --> 00:23:18.019
  • THINGS GO.HE KNEW THAT WAS GOD SPEAKING
  • 00:23:18.019 --> 00:23:18.954
  • HE KNEW THAT WAS GOD SPEAKINGTO HIM.
  • 00:23:18.954 --> 00:23:20.322
  • TO HIM.HE WENT BACK THE NEXT DAY AND
  • 00:23:20.322 --> 00:23:21.389
  • HE WENT BACK THE NEXT DAY ANDTOLD HIS BROTHER, "I'VE
  • 00:23:21.389 --> 00:23:22.724
  • TOLD HIS BROTHER, "I'VECHANGED MY MIND, I FORGIVE
  • 00:23:22.724 --> 00:23:23.358
  • CHANGED MY MIND, I FORGIVEYOU."
  • 00:23:23.358 --> 00:23:24.893
  • YOU."THEY HUGGED, AND NOW ALL
  • 00:23:24.893 --> 00:23:25.927
  • THEY HUGGED, AND NOW ALLTHEIR RELATIONSHIPS HAVE BEEN
  • 00:23:25.927 --> 00:23:26.995
  • THEIR RELATIONSHIPS HAVE BEENRESTORED.
  • 00:23:26.995 --> 00:23:28.697
  • RESTORED.BUT WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THE
  • 00:23:28.697 --> 00:23:31.032
  • BUT WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THEMOTHER NEVER DID WAKE UP FROM
  • 00:23:31.032 --> 00:23:32.133
  • MOTHER NEVER DID WAKE UP FROMTHE COMA.
  • 00:23:32.133 --> 00:23:33.134
  • THE COMA.SHE PASSED A COUPLE MONTHS
  • 00:23:33.134 --> 00:23:34.269
  • SHE PASSED A COUPLE MONTHSLATER.
  • 00:23:34.269 --> 00:23:36.304
  • LATER.THE MAN TOLD ME, "I THINK GOD
  • 00:23:36.304 --> 00:23:38.206
  • THE MAN TOLD ME, "I THINK GODKEPT MY MOTHER ALIVE.
  • 00:23:38.206 --> 00:23:39.307
  • KEPT MY MOTHER ALIVE.I THINK HE DIDN'T TAKE HER
  • 00:23:39.307 --> 00:23:41.009
  • I THINK HE DIDN'T TAKE HERINSTANTLY IN THAT ACCIDENT
  • 00:23:41.009 --> 00:23:42.878
  • INSTANTLY IN THAT ACCIDENTJUST SO ALL OF US SIBLINGS
  • 00:23:42.878 --> 00:23:44.646
  • JUST SO ALL OF US SIBLINGSCOULD BE RESTORED."
  • 00:23:44.646 --> 00:23:46.147
  • COULD BE RESTORED."MAYBE GOD'S HAVING YOU HEAR
  • 00:23:46.147 --> 00:23:48.049
  • MAYBE GOD'S HAVING YOU HEARTHIS SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE
  • 00:23:48.049 --> 00:23:49.818
  • THIS SO THAT YOU CAN MAKETHINGS RIGHT, SO THAT YOU CAN
  • 00:23:49.818 --> 00:23:51.553
  • THINGS RIGHT, SO THAT YOU CANSHOW MERCY TO SOMEBODY THAT
  • 00:23:51.553 --> 00:23:53.088
  • SHOW MERCY TO SOMEBODY THATDOESN'T DESERVE IT.
  • 00:23:53.088 --> 00:23:54.723
  • DOESN'T DESERVE IT.IT'S EASY TO HOLD A GRUDGE,
  • 00:23:54.723 --> 00:23:55.857
  • IT'S EASY TO HOLD A GRUDGE,TRY TO PAY THEM BACK, MAKE
  • 00:23:55.857 --> 00:23:56.958
  • TRY TO PAY THEM BACK, MAKETHEIR LIFE MISERABLE.
  • 00:23:56.958 --> 00:23:58.260
  • THEIR LIFE MISERABLE.ALL THAT'S DOING IS HOLDING
  • 00:23:58.260 --> 00:23:59.561
  • ALL THAT'S DOING IS HOLDINGYOU BACK.
  • 00:23:59.561 --> 00:24:00.962
  • YOU BACK.WHY DON'T YOU BE A JOSEPH?
  • 00:24:00.962 --> 00:24:02.364
  • WHY DON'T YOU BE A JOSEPH?WHY DON'T YOU BE AN ESAU AND
  • 00:24:02.364 --> 00:24:03.765
  • WHY DON'T YOU BE AN ESAU ANDBE GOOD TO SOMEONE THAT
  • 00:24:03.765 --> 00:24:05.600
  • BE GOOD TO SOMEONE THATHASN'T BEEN GOOD TO YOU?
  • 00:24:05.600 --> 00:24:06.968
  • HASN'T BEEN GOOD TO YOU?WHY DON'T YOU SHOW KINDNESS
  • 00:24:06.968 --> 00:24:08.403
  • WHY DON'T YOU SHOW KINDNESSTHAT THEY DON'T DESERVE?
  • 00:24:08.403 --> 00:24:10.238
  • THAT THEY DON'T DESERVE?WHY DON'T YOU BE THE SMILE OF
  • 00:24:10.238 --> 00:24:11.306
  • WHY DON'T YOU BE THE SMILE OFGOD?
  • 00:24:11.306 --> 00:24:13.141
  • GOD?THE MERCY YOU SHOW OTHERS IS
  • 00:24:13.141 --> 00:24:15.176
  • THE MERCY YOU SHOW OTHERS ISTHE MERCY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO
  • 00:24:15.176 --> 00:24:16.311
  • THE MERCY PEOPLE ARE GOING TOSHOW YOU.
  • 00:24:16.311 --> 00:24:17.812
  • SHOW YOU.WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES.
  • 00:24:17.812 --> 00:24:18.780
  • WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES.AT SOME POINT, WE'RE ALL
  • 00:24:18.780 --> 00:24:19.748
  • AT SOME POINT, WE'RE ALLJOSEPH.
  • 00:24:19.748 --> 00:24:21.016
  • JOSEPH.AT ANOTHER POINT, WE'RE ALL
  • 00:24:21.016 --> 00:24:22.183
  • AT ANOTHER POINT, WE'RE ALLHIS BROTHERS.
  • 00:24:22.183 --> 00:24:23.618
  • HIS BROTHERS.WE NEED FORGIVENESS,
  • 00:24:23.618 --> 00:24:24.853
  • WE NEED FORGIVENESS,AND WHEN YOU'RE THE SMILE OF
  • 00:24:24.853 --> 00:24:26.521
  • AND WHEN YOU'RE THE SMILE OFGOD, GOD WILL MAKE SURE
  • 00:24:26.521 --> 00:24:28.456
  • GOD, GOD WILL MAKE SUREPEOPLE WILL ALWAYS SMILE BACK
  • 00:24:28.456 --> 00:24:29.491
  • PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS SMILE BACKON YOU,
  • 00:24:29.491 --> 00:24:30.759
  • ON YOU,AND IF YOU'LL DO THIS, I
  • 00:24:30.759 --> 00:24:32.861
  • AND IF YOU'LL DO THIS, IBELIEVE AND DECLARE BECAUSE
  • 00:24:32.861 --> 00:24:34.729
  • BELIEVE AND DECLARE BECAUSEGOD CAN TRUST YOU, LIKE
  • 00:24:34.729 --> 00:24:36.131
  • GOD CAN TRUST YOU, LIKEJOSEPH, HE'S GOING TO GIVE
  • 00:24:36.131 --> 00:24:37.599
  • JOSEPH, HE'S GOING TO GIVEYOU MORE INFLUENCE, MORE
  • 00:24:37.599 --> 00:24:39.634
  • YOU MORE INFLUENCE, MOREFAVOR, MORE OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:24:39.634 --> 00:24:40.502
  • FAVOR, MORE OPPORTUNITY.YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE BETTER
  • 00:24:40.502 --> 00:24:42.370
  • YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE BETTERRELATIONSHIPS, RISE HIGHER,
  • 00:24:42.370 --> 00:24:43.672
  • RELATIONSHIPS, RISE HIGHER,AND REACH THE FULLNESS OF
  • 00:24:43.672 --> 00:24:46.408
  • AND REACH THE FULLNESS OFYOUR DESTINY IN JESUS'S NAME,
  • 00:24:46.408 --> 00:24:47.275
  • YOUR DESTINY IN JESUS'S NAME,AND IF YOU RECEIVE IT, CAN
  • 00:24:47.275 --> 00:24:49.811
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN
  • 00:24:51.046 --> 00:24:52.547
  • I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU ANOPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THE
  • 00:24:52.547 --> 00:24:54.149
  • OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE JESUS THELORD OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:24:54.149 --> 00:24:55.517
  • LORD OF YOUR LIFE.WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?
  • 00:24:55.517 --> 00:24:58.119
  • WOULD YOU PRAY WITH ME?JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, I
  • 00:24:58.119 --> 00:25:00.088
  • JUST SAY, "LORD JESUS, IREPENT OF MY SINS.
  • 00:25:00.088 --> 00:25:02.357
  • REPENT OF MY SINS.COME INTO MY HEART.
  • 00:25:02.357 --> 00:25:03.391
  • COME INTO MY HEART.I MAKE YOU MY LORD AND
  • 00:25:03.391 --> 00:25:04.960
  • I MAKE YOU MY LORD ANDSAVIOR."
  • 00:25:04.960 --> 00:25:05.927
  • SAVIOR."FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THAT
  • 00:25:05.927 --> 00:25:07.295
  • FRIENDS, IF YOU PRAYED THATSIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOU
  • 00:25:07.295 --> 00:25:08.697
  • SIMPLE PRAYER, WE BELIEVE YOUGOT BORN AGAIN.
  • 00:25:08.697 --> 00:25:09.831
  • GOT BORN AGAIN.GET IN A GOOD, BIBLE-BASED
  • 00:25:09.831 --> 00:25:11.199
  • GET IN A GOOD, BIBLE-BASEDCHURCH AND KEEP GOD FIRST
  • 00:25:11.199 --> 00:25:12.300
  • CHURCH AND KEEP GOD FIRSTPLACE.
  • 00:25:12.300 --> 00:25:13.234
  • PLACE.VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHT
  • 00:25:13.234 --> 00:25:14.536
  • VICTORIA AND I WILL BE RIGHTBACK TO SPEAK A BLESSING OVER
  • 00:25:14.536 --> 00:25:15.403
  • ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR
  • 00:25:16.538 --> 00:25:17.505
  • ANNCR: AS A THANK YOU FOR YOURSUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THIS
  • 00:25:17.505 --> 00:25:18.873
  • SUPPORT OF OUR MINISTRY THISMONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULD
  • 00:25:18.873 --> 00:25:20.408
  • MONTH, JOEL AND VICTORIA WOULDLIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY OF
  • 00:25:20.408 --> 00:25:22.077
  • LIKE TO SEND YOU A COPY OFJOEL'S NEW AUDIO SERIES,
  • 00:25:22.077 --> 00:25:24.646
  • IN THIS THREE-MESSAGE SERIES,
  • 00:25:25.947 --> 00:25:27.415
  • IN THIS THREE-MESSAGE SERIES,JOEL OSTEEN CHALLENGES YOU TO
  • 00:25:27.415 --> 00:25:28.984
  • JOEL OSTEEN CHALLENGES YOU TOSTAY IN FAITH AND BELIEVE FOR
  • 00:25:28.984 --> 00:25:31.086
  • STAY IN FAITH AND BELIEVE FORGOD'S VERY BEST EVEN WHEN YOU
  • 00:25:31.086 --> 00:25:33.154
  • GOD'S VERY BEST EVEN WHEN YOUCAN'T SEE ANYTHING HAPPENING.
  • 00:25:33.154 --> 00:25:33.755
  • CAN'T SEE ANYTHING HAPPENING.> VICTORIA: WE ALL EXPERIENCE
  • 00:25:33.755 --> 00:25:34.923
  • > VICTORIA: WE ALL EXPERIENCEDIFFICULTIES AND THINGS WE DON'T
  • 00:25:34.923 --> 00:25:36.257
  • DIFFICULTIES AND THINGS WE DON'TUNDERSTAND. BUT GOD DOESN'T
  • 00:25:36.257 --> 00:25:37.993
  • UNDERSTAND. BUT GOD DOESN'TWASTE ANYTHING WE GO THROUGH.
  • 00:25:37.993 --> 00:25:39.527
  • WASTE ANYTHING WE GO THROUGH.IF YOU'LL STAY IN FAITH INSTEAD
  • 00:25:39.527 --> 00:25:40.795
  • IF YOU'LL STAY IN FAITH INSTEADOF BEING STUMBLING BLOCKS,
  • 00:25:40.795 --> 00:25:42.230
  • OF BEING STUMBLING BLOCKS,THEY'LL BECOME STEPPING STONES
  • 00:25:42.230 --> 00:25:43.298
  • THEY'LL BECOME STEPPING STONESTO REACH A NEW LEVEL OF YOUR
  • 00:25:43.298 --> 00:25:44.466
  • TO REACH A NEW LEVEL OF YOURDESTINY.
  • 00:25:44.466 --> 00:25:45.266
  • DESTINY.> JOEL: REBOOTING MEANS
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  • > JOEL: REBOOTING MEANSSOMETHING BETTER IS COMING.
  • 00:25:46.601 --> 00:25:47.902
  • SOMETHING BETTER IS COMING.REQUEST THIS RESOURCE, IT WILL
  • 00:25:47.902 --> 00:25:49.270
  • REQUEST THIS RESOURCE, IT WILLHELP YOU GET READY FOR THE NEW
  • 00:25:49.270 --> 00:25:51.339
  • > ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF
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  • > ANNCR: REQUEST YOUR COPY OF"REBOOTING, A FRESH START"
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  • "REBOOTING, A FRESH START"TODAY AT JOELOSTEEN.COM OR
  • 00:25:56.344 --> 00:26:01.016
  • > JOEL: THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR
  • 00:26:02.017 --> 00:26:03.351
  • > JOEL: THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOURSUPPORT OF THE MINISTRY.
  • 00:26:03.351 --> 00:26:04.886
  • SUPPORT OF THE MINISTRY.YOUR PRAYERS, YOUR GENEROSITY,
  • 00:26:04.886 --> 00:26:06.154
  • YOUR PRAYERS, YOUR GENEROSITY,IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUND
  • 00:26:06.154 --> 00:26:07.389
  • IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE AROUNDTHE WORLD. KNOW THAT
  • 00:26:07.389 --> 00:26:08.923
  • THE WORLD. KNOW THATVICTORIA AND I PRAY FOR YOU
  • 00:26:08.923 --> 00:26:10.492
  • VICTORIA AND I PRAY FOR YOUAND YOUR FAMILY EVERY DAY.
  • 00:26:10.492 --> 00:26:11.660
  • AND YOUR FAMILY EVERY DAY.WE'RE BELIEVING FOR GOD'S VERY,
  • 00:26:11.660 --> 00:26:12.894
  • WE'RE BELIEVING FOR GOD'S VERY,VERY BEST.
  • 00:26:12.894 --> 00:26:13.895
  • VERY BEST.A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OF
  • 00:26:13.895 --> 00:26:15.563
  • A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OFOUR CHAMPION OF HOPE PARTNERS
  • 00:26:15.563 --> 00:26:16.731
  • OUR CHAMPION OF HOPE PARTNERSFOR WHAT YOU DO TO KEEP THE
  • 00:26:16.731 --> 00:26:18.233
  • FOR WHAT YOU DO TO KEEP THEMINISTRY POSSIBLE.
  • 00:26:18.233 --> 00:26:19.067
  • MINISTRY POSSIBLE.I HOPE YOU'LL DOWNLOAD OUR
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  • I HOPE YOU'LL DOWNLOAD OURDAILY PODCAST. YOU CAN BE
  • 00:26:21.069 --> 00:26:23.038
  • DAILY PODCAST. YOU CAN BEENCOURAGED AND INSPIRED EACH
  • 00:26:23.038 --> 00:26:24.139
  • ENCOURAGED AND INSPIRED EACHDAY AS YOU LISTEN TO THESE
  • 00:26:24.139 --> 00:26:25.340
  • DAY AS YOU LISTEN TO THESEMESSAGES.
  • 00:26:25.340 --> 00:26:25.907
  • MESSAGES.> VICTORIA: BECAUSE OF YOUR
  • 00:26:25.907 --> 00:26:26.875
  • > VICTORIA: BECAUSE OF YOURGIVING, WE ARE PROVIDING
  • 00:26:26.875 --> 00:26:27.976
  • GIVING, WE ARE PROVIDINGCRITICAL BACK TO SCHOOL
  • 00:26:27.976 --> 00:26:29.144
  • CRITICAL BACK TO SCHOOLASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES AND
  • 00:26:29.144 --> 00:26:31.012
  • ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES ANDTEACHERS ACROSS OUR CITY.
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  • TEACHERS ACROSS OUR CITY.YOUR GENEROSITY ALLOWS US TO
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  • YOUR GENEROSITY ALLOWS US TOGIVE FINANCIAL GIFTS FOR
  • 00:26:33.982 --> 00:26:35.250
  • GIVE FINANCIAL GIFTS FORHUNDREDS OF TEACHERS IN
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  • HUNDREDS OF TEACHERS INFIVE DISTRICTS AND MANY FAMILIES
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  • FIVE DISTRICTS AND MANY FAMILIESWHO NEED TECHNOLOGY FOR VIRTUAL
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  • WHO NEED TECHNOLOGY FOR VIRTUALLEARNING, FOOD FOR THE PANTRY,
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  • LEARNING, FOOD FOR THE PANTRY,AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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  • > NICOLE M.: ONE OF THE THINGS
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  • > NICOLE M.: ONE OF THE THINGSI LOVE ABOUT LAKEWOOD IS THAT
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  • I LOVE ABOUT LAKEWOOD IS THATLAKEWOOD IS VERY INSPIRATIONAL.
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  • LAKEWOOD IS VERY INSPIRATIONAL.IT GIVES US HOPE WHEN SOMETIMES
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  • IT GIVES US HOPE WHEN SOMETIMESWE ARE FEELING REALLY DOWN OR
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  • WE ARE FEELING REALLY DOWN ORWE'RE STRUGGLING. IT'S NOT
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  • WE'RE STRUGGLING. IT'S NOTJUST ABOUT PREACHING THE WORD,
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  • JUST ABOUT PREACHING THE WORD,IT'S ACTUALLY DOING WHAT'S IN
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  • IT'S ACTUALLY DOING WHAT'S INTHE WORD. IT'S BEING ACTIVE
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  • THE WORD. IT'S BEING ACTIVEPARTICIPANTS IN THE COMMUNITY.
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  • PARTICIPANTS IN THE COMMUNITY.GIVING TO THOSE WHO STRUGGLE
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  • GIVING TO THOSE WHO STRUGGLEAND ONCE AGAIN GIVING THAT
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  • > JOEL: LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.
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  • > JOEL: LET ME PRAY FOR YOU.LORD, THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE
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  • LORD, THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSETHAT ARE LISTENING AND
  • 00:27:08.750 --> 00:27:10.085
  • THAT ARE LISTENING ANDWATCHING RIGHT NOW. I KNOW
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  • WATCHING RIGHT NOW. I KNOWYOU'VE GOT THEM IN THE PALM OF
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  • YOU'VE GOT THEM IN THE PALM OFYOUR HAND. LORD, I THANK YOU
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  • YOUR HAND. LORD, I THANK YOUTHAT YOU'RE RESTORING HEALTH,
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  • THAT YOU'RE RESTORING HEALTH,JOY, AND RELATIONSHIPS. DOING
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  • JOY, AND RELATIONSHIPS. DOINGWHAT THEY CAN'T DO ON THEIR
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  • WHAT THEY CAN'T DO ON THEIROWN. WE THANK YOU LORD THAT
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  • OWN. WE THANK YOU LORD THATYOU HAVEN'T BROUGHT THEM THIS
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  • YOU HAVEN'T BROUGHT THEM THISFAR TO LEAVE THEM. THAT YOU
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  • FAR TO LEAVE THEM. THAT YOUHAVE AWESOME THINGS IN STORE.
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  • HAVE AWESOME THINGS IN STORE.THAT EVEN TODAY WOULD BE A
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  • THAT EVEN TODAY WOULD BE ABREAKTHROUGH DAY. IN JESUS'
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  • BREAKTHROUGH DAY. IN JESUS'NAME. GOD BLESS YOU!
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