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Praise the Lord

Watch Praise the Lord
March 29, 2016
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Mark Chironna hosts Dr. Mahesh Chavda, Bishop Clayton Johnson and Riggins Earl Jr.

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  • [music]
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  • - male announcer: From coast
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  • to coast, and around the world,
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  • it's time to praise the Lord!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • let every nation rejoice!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • - announcer: Welcome to
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  • the number-one Christian network
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  • in all the world.
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  • Joining us from Atlanta,
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  • Georgia, are founder and senior
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  • pastor of All Nations Church,
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  • Dr. Mahesh Chavda; regional
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  • bishop for Full Gospel Baptist
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  • Church Fellowship International,
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  • Bishop Clayton Johnson;
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  • professor at the
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  • Interdenominational Theological
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  • Center, Dr. Riggins Earl Jr.
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  • Ready to take your calls,
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  • prayer partners
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  • from around America.
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • let every nation rejoice!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • with one mighty voice!
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  • Praise the Lord!
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  • Praise the Lord!
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  • Praise...
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  • - announcer: Now your host,
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  • senior pastor of Church On the
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • - Mark Chironna: Greetings,
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  • beloved, and welcome to
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  • this edition of "Praise."
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  • On behalf of Ms. Jan and Matt
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  • and Laurie, I wanna welcome
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  • If Dr. Paul was alive, he would
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  • say, "Coast to coast, shore
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  • to shore, border to border,
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  • and around the world."
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  • It's such a delight to be able
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  • to come to you and to share
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  • This is a challenging day in
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  • which we live and if ever there
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  • was a day when we needed hope
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  • and grace, we need it now.
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  • One of the blessings of being
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  • part of the TBN family is to get
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  • to meet wonderful men and women
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  • of God that pastor local
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  • churches all around the world
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  • that support the vision that
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  • God gave to Dr. Paul and Jan
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  • now 44 years ago.
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  • And right here in the Atlanta
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  • studio, we've got some of the
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  • great men and women of God that
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  • are serving Christ and his
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  • purpose here in the Greater
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  • Atlanta area.
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  • And so we wanna just let you
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  • know who some of your family are
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  • that are serving the Lord as
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  • pastors and leaders in the
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  • region that we're in tonight.
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  • Apostle Lawrence and Prophetess
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  • Kelly Jennings are here from
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  • Freedom to Live Ministries in
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  • Fayetteville, Georgia.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Pastors Vernon and Monique
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  • Scarver, Total Man Ministries
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  • Network and Training Center,
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  • Marietta, Georgia.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Pastors Marcus and Tanika
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  • Mosley, Tree of Life Church
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  • Ministry, Riverdale, Georgia.
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  • Pastors Okae and Linda Esae,
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  • Omega Fire Ministries,
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  • Lawrenceville, Georgia.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Pastors Francisco and Oshea Vega
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  • Awakening Reformation
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  • Center, East Point, Georgia.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Elder Sarah Hurd, Birthing
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  • Vision Ministries and a "Time in
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  • the Word" TV, radio, and
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  • broadcasts in Decatur;
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • and Apostle Adrienne Miller,
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  • United Passions for Christ
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  • International, Lilburn, Georgia.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • We're delighted that they're
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  • here and their folk are here
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  • with them and you can tell
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  • they're all happy.
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  • I'm delighted to have sitting
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  • next to me three great men of
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  • God that I all consider friends.
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  • And have just deeply appreciated
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  • who they are to the body of
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  • Christ and have just a deep love
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  • for what they carry.
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  • And I know God is gonna do
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  • something significant tonight as
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  • we converse together and share.
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  • To my right is Dr. Mahesh Chavda
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  • of All Nations Church.
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  • I've known Mahesh since God was
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  • a teenager.
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  • And so we go back a long ways.
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  • To my left is the senior
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  • statesman, scholar, professor of
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  • ethics, and serves here as
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  • a professor at the Theological
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  • Center, the International
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  • Theological Center, here in
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  • Georgia, in Atlanta,
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  • Dr. Riggins Earl Jr.
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  • And he is a brilliant scholar
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  • and you're gonna enjoy what he
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  • has to say tonight.
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  • And sitting next to him is
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  • the guy they know as the Miracle
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  • Man, one of Bishop Paul Morton's
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  • top officials in the Full Gospel
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  • Baptist Church denomination,
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  • Mr. Bishop Clayton Johnson,
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  • the Miracle Man.
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  • And his story is riveting
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  • and will inspire all of us.
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  • And so what I'd like to do to
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  • begin with, Bishop Johnson, I
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  • would like to start with for
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  • those that don't know you and
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  • have never experienced your
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  • ministry, just give us a taste
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  • of what you went through and
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  • how God brought you through
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  • and where you are now.
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  • - Clayton Johnson: Well,
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  • that played with God
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  • in God's house.
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  • I called myself at that time
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  • a professional churchman because
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  • and look like I was--
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  • the church was in me.
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  • I was in the church but the
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  • church was--I knew the motions.
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  • I knew the language.
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  • I knew how to shout,
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  • I knew how to sing.
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  • But the inside of me was not
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  • capitulating to the outside.
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  • So God got tired of my mess and
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  • withdrew his arms of protection
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  • from around me.
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  • Now the interesting thing is
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  • that we feel that, hmm, that we
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  • can be protected by the burglar
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  • alarm on our bars--burglar alarm
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  • on our house, the bars on our
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  • windows, the pit bull in
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  • the back yard, the--but what
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  • protects us is the angels that
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  • God dispatches around our home.
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  • I woke up one Sunday morning,
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  • drove to church.
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  • They had a special parking place
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  • for me.
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  • Someone was in my parking spot.
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  • I got angry and turned around
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  • and said, "I'm never coming
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  • back to that church again."
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  • The next Sunday, I decided to go
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  • see about a building that I had
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  • newly erected.
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  • Got into my car, got to my new
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  • building, got out of the car,
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  • patted myself on the shoulder,
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  • and said, "You go, boy," because
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  • I was into myself.
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  • I was superficial.
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  • I looked down on people because
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  • I had a little money.
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  • When I got in that car, I heard
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  • a voice say, "This is your last
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  • chance."
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  • I looked in the mirror to see if
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  • someone was in the back seat
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  • because the voice was so real.
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  • I cut the radio up louder to
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  • drown the voice and the voice
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  • came again.
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  • It said, "This is your last
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  • chance."
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  • When I got out of the car,
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  • I heard the voice again.
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  • I began to be confused by this
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  • voice.
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  • I went into the building, noted
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  • that the heating system wasn't
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  • working and I decided that I was
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  • going to fix it because it was
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  • Sunday and I was in love with my
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  • money so I didn't wanna call
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  • the technician 'cause I knew
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  • it would be triple time.
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  • I went into the building, went
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  • down in the basement, opened up
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  • the commercial heating system,
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  • crawled inside of it, and noted
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  • that the pilot was not lit.
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  • I got a piece of paper, twisted
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  • it around, lit the paper, opened
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  • up the 6-inch valve and, while
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  • looking into it, when the flame
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  • hit the gas, boom, it blew up.
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  • The impact of the explosion
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  • lifted my face completely up.
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  • The eyeballs were dangling on my
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  • cheeks, the lips were gone,
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  • the ears were gone.
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  • The hand that I used to light
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  • the furnace,
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  • it blew the hand off.
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  • Flipped me up in the air,
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  • laid me face down.
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  • I burned for 17 minutes, face
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  • down.
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  • Lungs were burnt, kidneys were
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  • burnt, legs were burnt.
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  • And while I was laying there,
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  • I heard a voice say,
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  • "This is your last chance."
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  • So in my heart, I didn't have a
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  • hand to lift, lips to part, eyes
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  • to look up, but in my heart
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  • I said, "Jesus."
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  • And Pastor Mark, when I said,
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  • "Jesus," it felt like someone
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  • had threw water on my back.
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  • Now, the interesting thing
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  • is I felt like someone
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  • was lifting me.
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  • And the next thing I knew
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  • I was outside of the building,
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  • burning.
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  • The firemen came.
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  • They thought it was a piece of
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  • the building burning
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  • but it was me.
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  • I heard one fireman tell the
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  • other, "Send somebody back in
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  • there, because whoever drug him
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  • out must have went back in to
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  • see if anybody else was there."
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  • Obviously, they had not heard
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  • about the Hebrew boys.
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  • When they got in there,
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  • they came back out, they pried
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  • my lips open.
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  • Flame jumped out of my lips,
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  • consumed the eyelash of the
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  • paramedic.
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  • I went in the hospital, stayed
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  • unconscious.
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  • I've been through 265 major
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  • operations, 61 minor operations.
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  • Somebody else's fingers,
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  • somebody else's lungs, somebody
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  • else's kidneys, manmade jaws.
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  • This is called a microvascular
  • 00:09:58.030 --> 00:09:59.290
  • surgery where they took flesh--a
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  • piece of skin and slit it around
  • 00:10:02.010 --> 00:10:05.010
  • and formed the lips.
  • 00:10:05.010 --> 00:10:07.040
  • Said I would never be able
  • 00:10:07.040 --> 00:10:07.240
  • to talk.
  • 00:10:07.240 --> 00:10:09.030
  • Vocal cords were burnt.
  • 00:10:09.030 --> 00:10:11.050
  • As I take these glasses off, you
  • 00:10:11.050 --> 00:10:12.040
  • can see how they sewed the eyes
  • 00:10:12.040 --> 00:10:13.090
  • back in.
  • 00:10:13.090 --> 00:10:14.110
  • They told me that I would never
  • 00:10:14.110 --> 00:10:15.100
  • be able to see.
  • 00:10:15.100 --> 00:10:16.250
  • But when my mother got to
  • 00:10:16.250 --> 00:10:18.000
  • bringing blessed oil and putting
  • 00:10:18.000 --> 00:10:19.160
  • it on the gauzes.
  • 00:10:20.090 --> 00:10:23.090
  • Today I have 20/20 vision.
  • 00:10:30.270 --> 00:10:33.270
  • And I--Pastor Mark, I'm moving
  • 00:10:38.240 --> 00:10:41.240
  • expeditiously because I know we
  • 00:10:41.240 --> 00:10:43.240
  • have all these great speakers
  • 00:10:43.240 --> 00:10:44.260
  • here but they told me I would
  • 00:10:44.260 --> 00:10:47.020
  • never be able to walk.
  • 00:10:47.020 --> 00:10:48.240
  • I went down to 67 pounds.
  • 00:10:48.240 --> 00:10:51.130
  • They said, "You'll never
  • 00:10:51.130 --> 00:10:53.110
  • be able to talk because from
  • 00:10:53.110 --> 00:10:54.130
  • the surgery, not to mention
  • 00:10:54.130 --> 00:10:56.200
  • the vocal cords being burnt,
  • 00:10:56.200 --> 00:10:58.170
  • your lips will not open wide
  • 00:10:58.170 --> 00:11:00.100
  • enough so people can understand
  • 00:11:00.100 --> 00:11:02.240
  • what you are going to say."
  • 00:11:03.030 --> 00:11:06.030
  • And my mother again would--she
  • 00:11:06.030 --> 00:11:07.090
  • took an eyedropper and she would
  • 00:11:07.090 --> 00:11:09.070
  • fill that eyedropper with
  • 00:11:09.070 --> 00:11:10.260
  • blessed oil and every day she'd
  • 00:11:10.260 --> 00:11:13.000
  • come in the hospital and drop
  • 00:11:13.000 --> 00:11:14.070
  • blessed oil down my throat and
  • 00:11:14.070 --> 00:11:15.210
  • say, "In the name of Jesus,
  • 00:11:15.240 --> 00:11:18.240
  • let him talk."
  • 00:11:18.240 --> 00:11:21.190
  • Now, what's interesting is that
  • 00:11:21.190 --> 00:11:23.040
  • my lips don't open, I can't eat
  • 00:11:23.040 --> 00:11:24.060
  • a Big Mac, I have to cut up my
  • 00:11:24.060 --> 00:11:26.200
  • food but yet when doctors said
  • 00:11:26.200 --> 00:11:29.100
  • there would be no clarity, but
  • 00:11:29.100 --> 00:11:31.130
  • how many of you know it's not
  • 00:11:31.130 --> 00:11:33.000
  • over until God says it is over?
  • 00:11:34.060 --> 00:11:37.060
  • So when God said I would be able
  • 00:11:38.200 --> 00:11:41.200
  • to talk, how many of you can
  • 00:11:41.200 --> 00:11:43.180
  • hear the clarity and
  • 00:11:43.180 --> 00:11:44.160
  • the articulation of speech?
  • 00:11:46.100 --> 00:11:49.100
  • I would say this and I'm gonna
  • 00:11:49.100 --> 00:11:51.010
  • turn it back to you.
  • 00:11:51.010 --> 00:11:52.070
  • They pronounced me dead.
  • 00:11:52.230 --> 00:11:55.230
  • I had 4 major heart attacks
  • 00:11:55.230 --> 00:11:58.170
  • in 2 months.
  • 00:11:58.170 --> 00:12:01.050
  • I laid in the hospital
  • 00:12:01.050 --> 00:12:03.070
  • 2-1/2 years.
  • 00:12:03.070 --> 00:12:05.060
  • I felt like it was all over.
  • 00:12:05.060 --> 00:12:07.130
  • What God proved to me that
  • 00:12:07.130 --> 00:12:10.000
  • if I'm for you, I am more than
  • 00:12:10.160 --> 00:12:13.160
  • the whole world against you.
  • 00:12:13.160 --> 00:12:15.290
  • So today, the doctors said
  • 00:12:15.290 --> 00:12:18.100
  • because of the burns
  • 00:12:18.100 --> 00:12:19.160
  • I would be 67 to 90 pounds,
  • 00:12:19.160 --> 00:12:22.130
  • I'm 210 lean pounds.
  • 00:12:23.180 --> 00:12:26.180
  • Our God is good.
  • 00:12:26.180 --> 00:12:28.110
  • God is so good.
  • 00:12:28.110 --> 00:12:30.080
  • And I think, Pastor Mark, when I
  • 00:12:30.080 --> 00:12:32.220
  • wake up in the morning and I
  • 00:12:32.220 --> 00:12:34.130
  • look in the mirror, some doctors
  • 00:12:34.140 --> 00:12:37.140
  • got together and said, "We're
  • 00:12:37.140 --> 00:12:38.150
  • gonna take all the scars off.
  • 00:12:38.150 --> 00:12:40.170
  • We're gonna make you look
  • 00:12:40.170 --> 00:12:41.130
  • like Billy Dee Williams."
  • 00:12:41.130 --> 00:12:43.160
  • I told them, "Okay, good."
  • 00:12:44.260 --> 00:12:47.260
  • And I went to the hospital
  • 00:12:47.260 --> 00:12:49.050
  • and I never will forget.
  • 00:12:49.050 --> 00:12:50.160
  • They gave me that first pill
  • 00:12:50.160 --> 00:12:51.130
  • to start slowing you down.
  • 00:12:51.130 --> 00:12:53.180
  • And the Lord spoke to me.
  • 00:12:55.030 --> 00:12:58.030
  • He said, "How dare you try to
  • 00:12:58.030 --> 00:12:59.110
  • alter what I left in place?"
  • 00:12:59.130 --> 00:13:02.150
  • He said, "Every scar on your
  • 00:13:02.150 --> 00:13:03.190
  • face represents my healing
  • 00:13:03.220 --> 00:13:06.220
  • power."
  • 00:13:06.220 --> 00:13:08.280
  • He said, "If you take the scars
  • 00:13:08.280 --> 00:13:11.080
  • off, somebody will not believe
  • 00:13:11.240 --> 00:13:14.240
  • that I'm still the healer today
  • 00:13:15.060 --> 00:13:18.060
  • as I was yesterday."
  • 00:13:19.140 --> 00:13:22.140
  • And so I got up out that bed and
  • 00:13:22.140 --> 00:13:25.030
  • started putting my clothes on
  • 00:13:25.030 --> 00:13:26.280
  • and the Lord shared with me that
  • 00:13:26.280 --> 00:13:29.050
  • I can beautify anything.
  • 00:13:29.140 --> 00:13:32.140
  • And so now when I wake up at the
  • 00:13:32.140 --> 00:13:34.140
  • morning and I see the scars on
  • 00:13:34.140 --> 00:13:35.220
  • my face, I am excited about what
  • 00:13:36.080 --> 00:13:39.080
  • God has already done.
  • 00:13:39.080 --> 00:13:42.080
  • And everywhere I go around the
  • 00:13:42.080 --> 00:13:43.160
  • world, I want people to
  • 00:13:43.160 --> 00:13:45.030
  • understand that no matter what
  • 00:13:45.030 --> 00:13:46.100
  • you're going through, it is not
  • 00:13:46.100 --> 00:13:48.040
  • over until God says it is over.
  • 00:13:50.080 --> 00:13:53.080
  • My God, my God, my God, my God,
  • 00:13:53.080 --> 00:13:55.250
  • my God, my God.
  • 00:13:55.250 --> 00:13:58.000
  • So with somebody else's lungs,
  • 00:13:58.000 --> 00:13:59.120
  • somebody's else's kidneys,
  • 00:13:59.120 --> 00:14:00.240
  • manmade lips, eyes sewn in my
  • 00:14:00.240 --> 00:14:03.000
  • head, somebody else's
  • 00:14:03.000 --> 00:14:04.160
  • fingers--these fingers are what
  • 00:14:04.160 --> 00:14:06.050
  • they call cadaver's.
  • 00:14:06.050 --> 00:14:07.120
  • Somebody died, donated their
  • 00:14:07.120 --> 00:14:08.240
  • body to science and I got their
  • 00:14:08.240 --> 00:14:10.090
  • fingers.
  • 00:14:10.090 --> 00:14:12.090
  • Now, there's no feeling in the
  • 00:14:12.090 --> 00:14:14.080
  • tip of the fingers.
  • 00:14:14.080 --> 00:14:15.230
  • I have no web space.
  • 00:14:15.230 --> 00:14:17.030
  • If you drop a quarter on this
  • 00:14:17.030 --> 00:14:18.220
  • ground, on this floor, as bad as
  • 00:14:18.220 --> 00:14:20.290
  • I would want it, I can't pick it
  • 00:14:20.290 --> 00:14:22.210
  • up.
  • 00:14:22.210 --> 00:14:24.080
  • Now, don't try that with a $100
  • 00:14:24.080 --> 00:14:25.200
  • bill but--I can't pick it up.
  • 00:14:29.060 --> 00:14:32.060
  • But the Lord said, "Now, when I
  • 00:14:32.060 --> 00:14:34.090
  • showed up, I came to show out."
  • 00:14:34.090 --> 00:14:36.220
  • So when the doctor said I
  • 00:14:36.220 --> 00:14:39.120
  • wouldn't be able to do nothing
  • 00:14:39.120 --> 00:14:40.210
  • with my hand, he takes frozen
  • 00:14:40.210 --> 00:14:42.120
  • fingers and he says, "I'm gonna
  • 00:14:42.120 --> 00:14:44.140
  • allow them to spread twice.
  • 00:14:44.140 --> 00:14:46.220
  • Once when you lay hands on the
  • 00:14:46.220 --> 00:14:48.000
  • people of God and once when you
  • 00:14:48.000 --> 00:14:50.210
  • go to the console Hammond organ
  • 00:14:50.210 --> 00:14:52.160
  • or the piano."
  • 00:14:52.160 --> 00:14:54.170
  • Now, I know right there and I
  • 00:14:54.170 --> 00:14:55.190
  • lost a lot of people because
  • 00:14:55.190 --> 00:14:56.190
  • some of you are looking at me in
  • 00:14:56.190 --> 00:14:58.000
  • the audience and at home, you're
  • 00:14:58.000 --> 00:14:59.220
  • saying, "I got ten good fingers
  • 00:14:59.220 --> 00:15:01.270
  • and if I went to the piano I
  • 00:15:01.270 --> 00:15:03.130
  • couldn't play, 'Mary Used to
  • 00:15:03.130 --> 00:15:05.080
  • Have a Little Lamb.'"
  • 00:15:05.080 --> 00:15:07.240
  • But it's not over 'til God
  • 00:15:07.240 --> 00:15:10.010
  • says it is over.
  • 00:15:10.260 --> 00:15:13.260
  • So now, as I'm sitting and
  • 00:15:14.070 --> 00:15:17.070
  • I hear my own voice, they put
  • 00:15:17.070 --> 00:15:18.280
  • a vocal box to try to amplify
  • 00:15:18.280 --> 00:15:20.160
  • the sound.
  • 00:15:20.160 --> 00:15:21.280
  • My mother said, "The
  • 00:15:21.280 --> 00:15:22.240
  • devil is a liar.
  • 00:15:22.240 --> 00:15:23.180
  • He didn't bring him back from
  • 00:15:23.180 --> 00:15:24.140
  • the dead to have--be wearing an
  • 00:15:24.140 --> 00:15:27.000
  • amplified box."
  • 00:15:27.000 --> 00:15:29.100
  • And I'm just glad that when God
  • 00:15:29.100 --> 00:15:30.180
  • gave me a voice, he gave me a
  • 00:15:30.180 --> 00:15:32.150
  • man's voice.
  • 00:15:32.150 --> 00:15:33.240
  • I--you may not appreciate your
  • 00:15:33.240 --> 00:15:35.270
  • voice but I'm excited about
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:37.270
  • mine.
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  • [audience applauding]
  • 00:15:41.030 --> 00:15:42.060
  • So I think, for me, doctors
  • 00:15:44.130 --> 00:15:47.130
  • found out that they learned from
  • 00:15:48.270 --> 00:15:51.270
  • a patient because what I was
  • 00:15:52.150 --> 00:15:55.150
  • able to share with them they
  • 00:15:55.150 --> 00:15:57.090
  • couldn't get in school.
  • 00:15:57.090 --> 00:15:59.130
  • And a doctor finally said to me,
  • 00:15:59.130 --> 00:16:01.050
  • he said, "I don't know how
  • 00:16:01.050 --> 00:16:02.000
  • you're doing it."
  • 00:16:02.000 --> 00:16:03.170
  • But if I can share this part and
  • 00:16:03.170 --> 00:16:04.250
  • I'm gonna quit.
  • 00:16:04.250 --> 00:16:05.220
  • The gauzes that they had put on
  • 00:16:05.220 --> 00:16:07.180
  • my eyes and the staples, every
  • 00:16:08.000 --> 00:16:11.000
  • day my mother would come in and
  • 00:16:11.000 --> 00:16:12.020
  • she'd take blessed oil and drop
  • 00:16:12.020 --> 00:16:14.060
  • in the gauzes.
  • 00:16:14.060 --> 00:16:15.220
  • And so the doctor came in with
  • 00:16:15.220 --> 00:16:17.010
  • his interns to take the gauzes
  • 00:16:17.010 --> 00:16:18.120
  • out.
  • 00:16:18.120 --> 00:16:19.260
  • And when he did that, he grabbed
  • 00:16:19.260 --> 00:16:21.140
  • the gauze and he screamed at the
  • 00:16:21.140 --> 00:16:23.060
  • nurse.
  • 00:16:23.060 --> 00:16:24.010
  • He said, "What is all this
  • 00:16:24.010 --> 00:16:25.250
  • greasy stuff in this gauze?"
  • 00:16:25.250 --> 00:16:28.230
  • And my sister said my mother was
  • 00:16:28.230 --> 00:16:30.080
  • just looking up in the ceiling
  • 00:16:30.080 --> 00:16:31.140
  • like she didn't know what they
  • 00:16:31.140 --> 00:16:33.100
  • were talking about.
  • 00:16:33.100 --> 00:16:35.280
  • They took the gauzes off and
  • 00:16:35.280 --> 00:16:37.180
  • took the staples out.
  • 00:16:37.180 --> 00:16:39.190
  • He said, "Now, blink your eyes."
  • 00:16:39.190 --> 00:16:40.240
  • And I blinked my eyes.
  • 00:16:40.240 --> 00:16:42.270
  • He looked at the interns and he
  • 00:16:42.270 --> 00:16:44.000
  • said, "This is far as
  • 00:16:44.000 --> 00:16:45.120
  • Mr. Johnson will be able to go.
  • 00:16:45.120 --> 00:16:48.030
  • He will never be able to see.
  • 00:16:48.030 --> 00:16:49.270
  • We've put the eyes in just so,
  • 00:16:49.270 --> 00:16:51.260
  • cosmetically, he would resemble
  • 00:16:51.260 --> 00:16:54.020
  • a man."
  • 00:16:54.020 --> 00:16:55.190
  • My mother screamed, "Why don't
  • 00:16:55.190 --> 00:16:58.110
  • you ask him, can he see?"
  • 00:17:00.100 --> 00:17:03.100
  • Now, the doctor done something
  • 00:17:03.100 --> 00:17:05.010
  • that he shouldn't have done.
  • 00:17:05.010 --> 00:17:06.110
  • He made a motion at his head and
  • 00:17:06.110 --> 00:17:08.140
  • looked at the doctors and he
  • 00:17:08.140 --> 00:17:09.170
  • done like that to indicate that
  • 00:17:09.170 --> 00:17:11.080
  • my mother's elevator did not go
  • 00:17:11.080 --> 00:17:13.060
  • to the top floor.
  • 00:17:13.060 --> 00:17:15.130
  • Now, Pastor Mark, you can talk
  • 00:17:15.130 --> 00:17:17.080
  • about my brother, my sister,
  • 00:17:18.210 --> 00:17:21.210
  • even my father but don't talk
  • 00:17:22.060 --> 00:17:25.060
  • about Mama.
  • 00:17:25.060 --> 00:17:27.170
  • And so I looked at Dr. Maturi
  • 00:17:27.170 --> 00:17:29.280
  • and I said, "Doc, I didn't know
  • 00:17:29.280 --> 00:17:31.110
  • you didn't have any hair on your
  • 00:17:31.110 --> 00:17:32.170
  • head."
  • 00:17:32.170 --> 00:17:33.090
  • He screamed,
  • 00:17:33.090 --> 00:17:33.290
  • "Who told you that?"
  • 00:17:33.290 --> 00:17:34.240
  • My mother screamed, "I told you
  • 00:17:34.240 --> 00:17:36.080
  • I knew a man from Galilee.
  • 00:17:36.100 --> 00:17:39.100
  • That's still healing."
  • 00:17:39.100 --> 00:17:41.240
  • [audience applauding]
  • 00:17:44.130 --> 00:17:47.130
  • Here's what bothers me as I go
  • 00:17:47.130 --> 00:17:49.290
  • around the world.
  • 00:17:49.290 --> 00:17:51.110
  • Burns, if you know anything
  • 00:17:51.110 --> 00:17:52.260
  • about burns on people of dark
  • 00:17:52.260 --> 00:17:55.220
  • complexion, whenever you get
  • 00:17:55.220 --> 00:17:57.160
  • burned, it creates a cheloid.
  • 00:17:57.160 --> 00:17:59.230
  • The cheloids will pull and
  • 00:17:59.230 --> 00:18:01.020
  • deform.
  • 00:18:01.020 --> 00:18:02.280
  • And so my arms now was fused to
  • 00:18:02.280 --> 00:18:04.180
  • my side.
  • 00:18:04.180 --> 00:18:06.150
  • I couldn't move my arms because
  • 00:18:06.150 --> 00:18:07.280
  • they attached themself to the
  • 00:18:07.280 --> 00:18:10.040
  • skin that was growing on the
  • 00:18:10.040 --> 00:18:11.090
  • side.
  • 00:18:11.090 --> 00:18:12.210
  • So for 6-1/2 months I'm
  • 00:18:12.210 --> 00:18:14.140
  • realizing that I'm not
  • 00:18:14.140 --> 00:18:16.180
  • unconscious and I can't move my
  • 00:18:16.180 --> 00:18:17.250
  • arms.
  • 00:18:17.250 --> 00:18:19.150
  • One Friday night, I know it was
  • 00:18:19.150 --> 00:18:21.230
  • the Lord that came in my room
  • 00:18:21.230 --> 00:18:23.110
  • and said, "I'm gonna give you
  • 00:18:23.110 --> 00:18:24.170
  • another opportunity to lift your
  • 00:18:24.170 --> 00:18:25.230
  • hands."
  • 00:18:25.230 --> 00:18:28.040
  • And the Lord said, "In your
  • 00:18:28.040 --> 00:18:30.040
  • first life," and first life is
  • 00:18:30.040 --> 00:18:32.130
  • because I was pronounced dead.
  • 00:18:32.130 --> 00:18:33.270
  • My mother prayed me back again.
  • 00:18:33.270 --> 00:18:35.240
  • And so now in life number two,
  • 00:18:35.240 --> 00:18:38.120
  • I was experienced.
  • 00:18:38.120 --> 00:18:39.230
  • But in life number one, when
  • 00:18:39.230 --> 00:18:40.200
  • they would tell me to lift my
  • 00:18:40.200 --> 00:18:41.290
  • hands, I would lift them like I
  • 00:18:41.290 --> 00:18:42.290
  • was under arrest.
  • 00:18:42.290 --> 00:18:45.240
  • And the Lord said, "Now, when
  • 00:18:45.240 --> 00:18:47.040
  • you get in my house, there was a
  • 00:18:47.040 --> 00:18:48.090
  • transformation of arms.
  • 00:18:48.090 --> 00:18:51.080
  • When you lift your arms in my
  • 00:18:51.080 --> 00:18:52.060
  • house, they become antennas."
  • 00:18:52.110 --> 00:18:55.110
  • Hmm, he said, "Now, if your
  • 00:18:55.110 --> 00:18:58.080
  • antenna is half-lifted, it will
  • 00:18:58.080 --> 00:19:01.090
  • not reach its intended target."
  • 00:19:01.140 --> 00:19:04.140
  • So the Lord said, "Now, I'm 'a
  • 00:19:04.140 --> 00:19:07.110
  • give you another chance."
  • 00:19:07.110 --> 00:19:08.290
  • So now, when I lift my hands,
  • 00:19:08.290 --> 00:19:10.010
  • I lift them all the way.
  • 00:19:10.050 --> 00:19:13.050
  • Ahh!
  • 00:19:13.050 --> 00:19:14.120
  • Because I'm sorry, because you
  • 00:19:14.230 --> 00:19:17.230
  • see, I understand when
  • 00:19:18.030 --> 00:19:21.030
  • the praises go up,
  • 00:19:21.030 --> 00:19:23.020
  • the blessings come down.
  • 00:19:23.020 --> 00:19:26.010
  • So now, I don't have to be at
  • 00:19:26.130 --> 00:19:29.130
  • church to lift my hands.
  • 00:19:29.130 --> 00:19:31.250
  • My God, my God.
  • 00:19:31.250 --> 00:19:33.130
  • See, because I found something
  • 00:19:33.130 --> 00:19:35.230
  • out.
  • 00:19:35.230 --> 00:19:36.210
  • That when you lift that hand,
  • 00:19:36.240 --> 00:19:39.240
  • you're surrendering to God,
  • 00:19:39.240 --> 00:19:41.100
  • saying, "God, do whatever you
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  • wanna do with me."
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  • My God, my God.
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  • I--the Lord told me now, "Now
  • 00:19:46.070 --> 00:19:48.060
  • that you can lift your hands,
  • 00:19:48.060 --> 00:19:49.120
  • look at your hands."
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  • So I looked at my hands.
  • 00:19:51.060 --> 00:19:52.030
  • He said, "Now, in your first
  • 00:19:52.030 --> 00:19:54.080
  • life, you would lift your hands
  • 00:19:54.080 --> 00:19:55.190
  • like you were trying to be cool
  • 00:19:55.190 --> 00:19:56.230
  • or you would clap your hands
  • 00:19:56.230 --> 00:19:58.120
  • like you were trying to be
  • 00:19:58.120 --> 00:19:59.110
  • Mr. Cool, haphazardly."
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  • He said, "Now, look at your
  • 00:20:02.200 --> 00:20:03.200
  • left hand."
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  • I looked at my left hand.
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  • This hand is the original skin.
  • 00:20:05.040 --> 00:20:07.060
  • These are the original fingers
  • 00:20:07.060 --> 00:20:09.060
  • that are frozen.
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  • This hand has the new fingers.
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  • This has new skin.
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  • It's pigskin.
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  • He said, "Now, your left hand
  • 00:20:17.020 --> 00:20:18.230
  • represents your past.
  • 00:20:18.280 --> 00:20:21.280
  • Your right hand with the new
  • 00:20:21.280 --> 00:20:24.040
  • fingers represents your future."
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  • He said, "Now, so from this
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  • point on, when you take that
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  • left hand and put it in the
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  • right hand, it represents your
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  • future."
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  • He said, "You're now thanking me
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  • for what you've been through.
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  • But you're also thanking me for
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  • what you're getting ready to
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  • have."
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  • So now when I clap my hands, I'm
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  • clapping.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • Oh my, my, my.
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  • My, my, my.
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  • I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
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  • Now, I know this is a roundtable
  • 00:20:53.140 --> 00:20:55.230
  • but see, when I go around the
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  • country and I see people sitting
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  • in an audience, in a church, and
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  • they're sitting there with their
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  • legs crossed and trying to be
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  • dignified and acting like
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  • they've done God a favor
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  • by coming to church.
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  • But when I look at my hands and
  • 00:21:10.290 --> 00:21:12.230
  • I look at my two legs that I
  • 00:21:12.230 --> 00:21:15.050
  • couldn't walk on and lips that
  • 00:21:15.050 --> 00:21:16.280
  • man made and ears that are
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  • manmade and pigskin for a
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  • forehead, and I look at people
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  • who have--that have their
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  • original skin and their own
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  • fingers and their own eyes and
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  • won't give God a praise.
  • 00:21:27.180 --> 00:21:29.060
  • We have gotten to a point now
  • 00:21:29.060 --> 00:21:31.100
  • that we need a
  • 00:21:33.000 --> 00:21:36.000
  • praise and worship team.
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  • It looks like to me that when
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  • you think on the goodness of
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  • Jesus and all that he has done
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  • for you, your soul ought to
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  • scream, "Hallelujah."
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  • I gotta quit.
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  • I gotta quit.
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  • - Mark: Yeah, yeah.
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  • - Clayton: I gotta quit.
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  • I gotta quit.
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  • I gotta quit.
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  • I gotta quit.
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  • I gotta quit.
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  • I gotta quit.
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  • I gotta quit.
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  • Now, here's the interesting
  • 00:21:59.250 --> 00:22:01.120
  • thing.
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  • If I can do this.
  • 00:22:02.020 --> 00:22:03.140
  • The Lord had me go through
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  • an exercise.
  • 00:22:04.200 --> 00:22:05.140
  • I was in the hospital and
  • 00:22:05.140 --> 00:22:06.110
  • the Lord said, "Now, stand up."
  • 00:22:06.110 --> 00:22:08.020
  • And so I stood up.
  • 00:22:08.020 --> 00:22:09.220
  • And so when I stood up, he said,
  • 00:22:09.220 --> 00:22:10.230
  • "Now, lift up your hands."
  • 00:22:10.230 --> 00:22:12.210
  • And now I'm in a room.
  • 00:22:12.210 --> 00:22:13.260
  • I'm hooked to monitors and
  • 00:22:13.260 --> 00:22:14.250
  • everything.
  • 00:22:14.250 --> 00:22:15.270
  • But the Lord told me to do it.
  • 00:22:15.270 --> 00:22:17.130
  • So I lift my hands and I turned
  • 00:22:17.130 --> 00:22:18.220
  • around and when I turned all
  • 00:22:18.220 --> 00:22:20.190
  • around, the Lord said, "Now, do
  • 00:22:20.190 --> 00:22:22.090
  • you know what just happened?"
  • 00:22:22.090 --> 00:22:24.030
  • I said, "What?"
  • 00:22:24.030 --> 00:22:25.010
  • He said, "You sent a praise up
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  • with your antennas up.
  • 00:22:26.080 --> 00:22:28.100
  • And I sent a miracle down that
  • 00:22:28.100 --> 00:22:30.080
  • had so much power that when it
  • 00:22:30.080 --> 00:22:32.150
  • hit you, it turned your life
  • 00:22:35.000 --> 00:22:38.000
  • all around."
  • 00:22:38.000 --> 00:22:40.030
  • I wonder, do I have anybody at
  • 00:22:40.030 --> 00:22:41.120
  • home that can just stand up in
  • 00:22:41.120 --> 00:22:42.280
  • the living room and just lift
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  • their hand and twirl their way
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  • up.
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  • Ahh!
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • My, my, my.
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  • My, my, my.
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  • Woo!
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  • - Mark: Mahesh, you are
  • 00:23:02.220 --> 00:23:04.110
  • no stranger to the move of God.
  • 00:23:05.130 --> 00:23:08.130
  • You've heard the man of God
  • 00:23:08.130 --> 00:23:10.080
  • share his testimony.
  • 00:23:10.080 --> 00:23:11.260
  • God has graced you to operate in
  • 00:23:12.270 --> 00:23:15.270
  • the demonstration and Spirit of
  • 00:23:15.270 --> 00:23:18.060
  • power all over the world.
  • 00:23:18.060 --> 00:23:21.050
  • I mean, the miracles that you
  • 00:23:21.050 --> 00:23:22.220
  • have seen, very few people
  • 00:23:22.250 --> 00:23:25.250
  • get to see firsthand.
  • 00:23:25.250 --> 00:23:28.100
  • Talk a little bit about--based
  • 00:23:28.100 --> 00:23:29.130
  • on where Bishop has taken us,
  • 00:23:29.130 --> 00:23:31.140
  • talk a little bit about
  • 00:23:31.140 --> 00:23:32.080
  • the demonstration and
  • 00:23:32.080 --> 00:23:33.270
  • the Spirit of power.
  • 00:23:33.270 --> 00:23:35.110
  • - Dr. Mahesh Chavda: Well, this
  • 00:23:35.110 --> 00:23:36.210
  • is such an amazing example and
  • 00:23:36.210 --> 00:23:39.010
  • what I want to say is that
  • 00:23:39.010 --> 00:23:40.210
  • Jesus Christ is the same
  • 00:23:41.020 --> 00:23:44.020
  • yesterday, today, and forever.
  • 00:23:44.020 --> 00:23:47.000
  • And as he met Bishop,
  • 00:23:47.260 --> 00:23:50.260
  • he is meeting us even tonight.
  • 00:23:51.000 --> 00:23:54.000
  • tonight, that the Lord, there
  • 00:23:56.190 --> 00:23:59.130
  • are many watching that are
  • 00:23:59.290 --> 00:24:03.010
  • in the hospital, many who
  • 00:24:03.010 --> 00:24:04.280
  • have cancer, who have strokes.
  • 00:24:05.170 --> 00:24:08.170
  • that there's a time where Jesus
  • 00:24:10.230 --> 00:24:12.120
  • walked into this place and he
  • 00:24:12.120 --> 00:24:15.100
  • saw a man with a withered arm
  • 00:24:15.100 --> 00:24:17.180
  • and he said,
  • 00:24:17.180 --> 00:24:18.180
  • "Stretch forth your arm."
  • 00:24:18.180 --> 00:24:21.010
  • The arm was withered and it--
  • 00:24:21.010 --> 00:24:23.010
  • you talked about your arms.
  • 00:24:23.010 --> 00:24:25.190
  • I said, "The glory came.
  • 00:24:25.190 --> 00:24:27.280
  • Jesus came."
  • 00:24:27.280 --> 00:24:29.250
  • And Jesus is here tonight.
  • 00:24:29.250 --> 00:24:32.250
  • And people with withered hands
  • 00:24:33.200 --> 00:24:36.200
  • or withered arms or withered
  • 00:24:36.200 --> 00:24:37.280
  • legs or withered lives, that
  • 00:24:37.280 --> 00:24:40.020
  • they can stretch their hands out
  • 00:24:40.020 --> 00:24:41.290
  • and if they will just stretch
  • 00:24:41.290 --> 00:24:43.220
  • a little bit, you stretch your
  • 00:24:43.220 --> 00:24:44.270
  • faith out and Jesus met you.
  • 00:24:44.270 --> 00:24:47.270
  • And he is the same.
  • 00:24:47.270 --> 00:24:50.000
  • And, as your Mama shouted,
  • 00:24:50.000 --> 00:24:52.060
  • "I know the man from Galilee,"
  • 00:24:52.060 --> 00:24:54.290
  • I said, "Yeah, do you know
  • 00:24:54.290 --> 00:24:56.200
  • the man from Galilee?
  • 00:24:56.200 --> 00:24:57.230
  • Do you know the man from
  • 00:24:57.230 --> 00:24:58.250
  • Nazareth?"
  • 00:24:58.250 --> 00:25:01.030
  • You know, Mark, I was in
  • 00:25:01.160 --> 00:25:04.160
  • Jerusalem some time back and
  • 00:25:04.160 --> 00:25:07.000
  • there was a lady from Nazareth
  • 00:25:07.000 --> 00:25:09.260
  • and she--I didn't know it but
  • 00:25:09.260 --> 00:25:11.240
  • she was--she had stage 4
  • 00:25:11.240 --> 00:25:14.090
  • breast cancer.
  • 00:25:14.090 --> 00:25:16.060
  • And she came and she was from an
  • 00:25:16.060 --> 00:25:19.050
  • Arab background, and the glory
  • 00:25:19.230 --> 00:25:22.230
  • touched her and she fell down.
  • 00:25:22.230 --> 00:25:24.150
  • She had never been around that.
  • 00:25:24.150 --> 00:25:25.290
  • And no one to catch her and then
  • 00:25:25.290 --> 00:25:28.090
  • hot water came out, all night
  • 00:25:28.180 --> 00:25:31.180
  • long from her breasts but when
  • 00:25:31.180 --> 00:25:33.130
  • she woke up the next day, the
  • 00:25:34.170 --> 00:25:37.170
  • Prophet from Nazareth had healed
  • 00:25:37.280 --> 00:25:40.280
  • Mary from Nazareth in the now.
  • 00:25:41.140 --> 00:25:44.140
  • Not 2.000 years ago.
  • 00:25:44.140 --> 00:25:46.290
  • God recreated your whole body
  • 00:25:46.290 --> 00:25:48.180
  • right in the now.
  • 00:25:48.180 --> 00:25:51.020
  • And so what I feel like the
  • 00:25:51.020 --> 00:25:52.260
  • Holy Spirit is saying, is, "He's
  • 00:25:52.260 --> 00:25:53.280
  • in the now and if people will
  • 00:25:53.280 --> 00:25:56.220
  • stretch their faith out, if
  • 00:25:56.220 --> 00:25:58.030
  • they're under the yoke, their
  • 00:25:58.030 --> 00:25:59.100
  • whole lives have been withered
  • 00:25:59.100 --> 00:26:00.200
  • by drugs or by any kind of
  • 00:26:00.200 --> 00:26:03.150
  • infirmity or despondency or
  • 00:26:03.150 --> 00:26:06.110
  • depression, they can stretch
  • 00:26:06.110 --> 00:26:08.270
  • their hands out towards Jesus,
  • 00:26:08.270 --> 00:26:10.120
  • even tonight, and the Lord
  • 00:26:10.120 --> 00:26:11.270
  • will give us a miracle.
  • 00:26:11.270 --> 00:26:13.220
  • When that Mary from Nazareth
  • 00:26:13.220 --> 00:26:16.050
  • went to her Hebrew doctor
  • 00:26:16.070 --> 00:26:19.070
  • the Arab went to--
  • 00:26:19.070 --> 00:26:20.250
  • and she said, "Well, you better
  • 00:26:20.250 --> 00:26:23.090
  • examine me before you take these
  • 00:26:23.090 --> 00:26:25.140
  • breasts off because I met
  • 00:26:25.140 --> 00:26:27.240
  • from--met the Prophet from
  • 00:26:27.240 --> 00:26:29.120
  • Nazareth.
  • 00:26:29.120 --> 00:26:30.170
  • And he is the same."
  • 00:26:30.170 --> 00:26:31.230
  • And when he did the test,
  • 00:26:31.230 --> 00:26:32.270
  • she was perfectly whole.
  • 00:26:32.270 --> 00:26:35.210
  • And that stage 4 cancer
  • 00:26:35.210 --> 00:26:37.080
  • had been gone.
  • 00:26:37.080 --> 00:26:38.130
  • So I really believe that we
  • 00:26:38.140 --> 00:26:41.140
  • can--there is a presence of
  • 00:26:41.140 --> 00:26:43.260
  • the glory and that we can see
  • 00:26:44.050 --> 00:26:47.050
  • this manifested.
  • 00:26:47.050 --> 00:26:49.040
  • We have seen in Africa, I have
  • 00:26:49.040 --> 00:26:51.110
  • seen where someone totally born
  • 00:26:51.110 --> 00:26:54.100
  • blind that we have on video
  • 00:26:54.100 --> 00:26:56.180
  • where the Lord recreated eyes,
  • 00:26:56.180 --> 00:26:59.080
  • just like the Lord gave
  • 00:26:59.080 --> 00:27:00.220
  • a creative miracle to you,
  • 00:27:00.220 --> 00:27:02.100
  • you are just a walking,
  • 00:27:02.100 --> 00:27:03.240
  • talking expression of the
  • 00:27:03.240 --> 00:27:06.140
  • miracle-working power of God.
  • 00:27:06.140 --> 00:27:08.150
  • So we--whether you are from
  • 00:27:08.150 --> 00:27:10.150
  • Africa, whether you are from
  • 00:27:10.150 --> 00:27:12.090
  • India, whether you are from the
  • 00:27:12.090 --> 00:27:14.010
  • Middle East, it doesn't matter.
  • 00:27:14.010 --> 00:27:15.290
  • The Lord is there tonight to
  • 00:27:15.290 --> 00:27:18.080
  • meet us and give us miracles
  • 00:27:18.080 --> 00:27:20.220
  • because the Lord is telling us
  • 00:27:20.220 --> 00:27:22.250
  • tonight, "Stretch forth your
  • 00:27:22.250 --> 00:27:24.070
  • arm.
  • 00:27:24.070 --> 00:27:25.090
  • Stretch it."
  • 00:27:25.090 --> 00:27:26.220
  • Even although it's withered, the
  • 00:27:26.220 --> 00:27:28.100
  • miracle-working power of Jesus
  • 00:27:28.100 --> 00:27:30.120
  • is here on TBN right now.
  • 00:27:30.120 --> 00:27:32.140
  • - Mark: Pray for them.
  • 00:27:32.140 --> 00:27:33.190
  • Pray for them.
  • 00:27:34.190 --> 00:27:37.190
  • - Mahesh: Father, we sense
  • 00:27:37.190 --> 00:27:38.170
  • your glory and your presence.
  • 00:27:38.170 --> 00:27:40.230
  • And so those suffering, those
  • 00:27:41.040 --> 00:27:44.040
  • under the yoke of the enemy, we
  • 00:27:44.040 --> 00:27:46.100
  • believe right now as Bishop's
  • 00:27:46.100 --> 00:27:48.180
  • testimony's going, we overcome
  • 00:27:48.180 --> 00:27:51.160
  • by the blood of the Lamb and by
  • 00:27:51.160 --> 00:27:53.180
  • the Word of our testimony.
  • 00:27:53.180 --> 00:27:55.170
  • And as people all across the
  • 00:27:55.170 --> 00:27:57.090
  • globe stretch forth their hands,
  • 00:27:57.090 --> 00:27:59.260
  • their withered lives, that Jesus
  • 00:27:59.260 --> 00:28:02.040
  • is right there meeting you and
  • 00:28:02.040 --> 00:28:04.210
  • those--there is someone watching
  • 00:28:04.210 --> 00:28:07.170
  • us who has got prostate cancer
  • 00:28:07.170 --> 00:28:09.050
  • and another lady that has got
  • 00:28:09.050 --> 00:28:11.020
  • stage 4 breast cancer.
  • 00:28:11.020 --> 00:28:13.120
  • I wanna tell you I thank God for
  • 00:28:13.120 --> 00:28:16.010
  • doctors but Jesus is the great
  • 00:28:16.010 --> 00:28:18.110
  • physician and he wants to touch
  • 00:28:18.110 --> 00:28:20.150
  • you today right now for those
  • 00:28:20.150 --> 00:28:23.140
  • who have had strokes, that they
  • 00:28:23.140 --> 00:28:25.110
  • can stretch their limbs out and
  • 00:28:25.110 --> 00:28:26.180
  • just walk as you just stepped
  • 00:28:26.180 --> 00:28:28.280
  • out and started circling, that
  • 00:28:28.280 --> 00:28:31.030
  • you just walked.
  • 00:28:31.030 --> 00:28:32.100
  • And then call TBN.
  • 00:28:32.100 --> 00:28:34.020
  • Call the station wherever
  • 00:28:34.020 --> 00:28:35.240
  • you--the numbers are there.
  • 00:28:35.240 --> 00:28:37.170
  • And tell us about the miracle
  • 00:28:37.170 --> 00:28:39.020
  • because we want to hear what's--
  • 00:28:39.020 --> 00:28:41.180
  • because he is doing things.
  • 00:28:41.180 --> 00:28:42.280
  • I can just sense him right now,
  • 00:28:42.280 --> 00:28:45.000
  • hovering over that word,
  • 00:28:45.000 --> 00:28:46.220
  • hovering over that testimony,
  • 00:28:46.220 --> 00:28:48.100
  • and giving a release of healing
  • 00:28:48.100 --> 00:28:51.090
  • grace and healing glory.
  • 00:28:51.090 --> 00:28:52.250
  • We thank you, Lord, for your
  • 00:28:52.250 --> 00:28:54.120
  • presence here tonight.
  • 00:28:54.120 --> 00:28:56.080
  • - Mark: Yeah, and as you're
  • 00:28:56.080 --> 00:28:58.120
  • being touched, I invite you if
  • 00:28:58.120 --> 00:29:00.100
  • you want further prayer or you
  • 00:29:00.100 --> 00:29:01.150
  • wanna testify, there's a number
  • 00:29:01.150 --> 00:29:03.020
  • on the screen and I invite you
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  • to call that number.
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  • One of our prayer partners is
  • 00:29:06.120 --> 00:29:07.060
  • standing by that would love to
  • 00:29:07.060 --> 00:29:08.240
  • connect with you and minister
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  • further to you.
  • 00:29:10.100 --> 00:29:11.190
  • We're here for you and so take
  • 00:29:11.190 --> 00:29:13.290
  • advantage of that and call that
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  • number and let the prayer
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  • partner minister further to you.
  • 00:29:17.140 --> 00:29:19.080
  • Because God loves you.
  • 00:29:19.080 --> 00:29:21.170
  • Dr. Earl, while we're in this
  • 00:29:21.280 --> 00:29:24.280
  • flow, I do wanna focus in on
  • 00:29:24.280 --> 00:29:26.210
  • something that would deal with a
  • 00:29:26.210 --> 00:29:29.040
  • level of healing for the soul.
  • 00:29:29.040 --> 00:29:31.180
  • One of the things I have come to
  • 00:29:31.230 --> 00:29:34.230
  • respect over these last number
  • 00:29:34.270 --> 00:29:37.270
  • of years is the importance of
  • 00:29:38.220 --> 00:29:41.220
  • the rich diversity within
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  • the body of Christ.
  • 00:29:44.150 --> 00:29:46.050
  • In your book, "Dark Symbols,
  • 00:29:46.060 --> 00:29:49.060
  • Obscure Signs," where you deal
  • 00:29:49.060 --> 00:29:50.280
  • with the particulars of
  • 00:29:50.280 --> 00:29:53.020
  • the slave experience for the
  • 00:29:53.020 --> 00:29:54.290
  • American African American, the
  • 00:29:54.290 --> 00:29:57.270
  • reality of those roots, there's
  • 00:29:57.270 --> 00:30:00.270
  • a point in the book where you
  • 00:30:00.270 --> 00:30:02.170
  • talk about the cruelty of
  • 00:30:03.050 --> 00:30:06.050
  • the Christian plantation owners.
  • 00:30:06.160 --> 00:30:09.160
  • That--whose preachers would
  • 00:30:09.160 --> 00:30:12.090
  • actually preach a subservient
  • 00:30:12.090 --> 00:30:14.220
  • Jesus and alter the message of
  • 00:30:14.220 --> 00:30:17.080
  • the gospel to delegitimize and
  • 00:30:17.080 --> 00:30:19.270
  • dehumanize the slaves so that
  • 00:30:19.270 --> 00:30:22.090
  • their self-worth kept them
  • 00:30:22.090 --> 00:30:24.250
  • servile.
  • 00:30:24.250 --> 00:30:26.070
  • And yet within that oppressive
  • 00:30:27.040 --> 00:30:30.040
  • dynamic, God himself ministered
  • 00:30:31.250 --> 00:30:34.250
  • through the black preachers and
  • 00:30:34.250 --> 00:30:36.090
  • Christ himself came in order to
  • 00:30:36.090 --> 00:30:38.190
  • deliver them from a low
  • 00:30:38.190 --> 00:30:40.050
  • self-worth.
  • 00:30:40.050 --> 00:30:42.120
  • But that's not just a problem
  • 00:30:42.120 --> 00:30:44.220
  • from slavery
  • 00:30:44.220 --> 00:30:46.190
  • well-over 2 centuries ago.
  • 00:30:46.190 --> 00:30:48.160
  • That mindset can still be
  • 00:30:48.160 --> 00:30:50.190
  • present in a whole lot of people
  • 00:30:50.190 --> 00:30:53.070
  • today.
  • 00:30:53.070 --> 00:30:54.170
  • And part of that is because the
  • 00:30:54.170 --> 00:30:56.070
  • history of things has led us to
  • 00:30:56.110 --> 00:30:59.110
  • a place where we still need to
  • 00:30:59.110 --> 00:31:01.000
  • be healed, we're still
  • 00:31:01.000 --> 00:31:02.160
  • fractured.
  • 00:31:02.160 --> 00:31:03.020
  • Would you be willing to talk a
  • 00:31:03.020 --> 00:31:03.230
  • little bit about the healing of
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  • self-worth from a perspective of
  • 00:31:05.160 --> 00:31:07.210
  • the divine encounter?
  • 00:31:07.210 --> 00:31:09.230
  • - Dr. Riggins Earl Jr.: Thank
  • 00:31:09.230 --> 00:31:11.200
  • you, Dr. Chironna, of course.
  • 00:31:11.200 --> 00:31:13.270
  • we are struggling with in
  • 00:31:18.150 --> 00:31:21.030
  • the contemporary society is that
  • 00:31:21.030 --> 00:31:23.290
  • we have and we need these great
  • 00:31:23.290 --> 00:31:26.200
  • testimonies of hope from
  • 00:31:26.200 --> 00:31:29.080
  • individuals.
  • 00:31:29.080 --> 00:31:31.130
  • But where the nationally,
  • 00:31:31.130 --> 00:31:34.020
  • will, but especially nationally
  • 00:31:36.160 --> 00:31:38.040
  • in terms of the American
  • 00:31:38.040 --> 00:31:40.060
  • narrative, we are victims of--or
  • 00:31:41.220 --> 00:31:44.220
  • we are becoming more and more
  • 00:31:44.220 --> 00:31:46.150
  • victims of despair.
  • 00:31:46.240 --> 00:31:49.240
  • And I think it's in these
  • 00:31:49.240 --> 00:31:51.120
  • narratives such as the slave
  • 00:31:51.120 --> 00:31:54.040
  • narrative and the slaves'
  • 00:31:54.040 --> 00:31:55.290
  • encounter of our false
  • 00:31:59.030 --> 00:32:02.050
  • interpretation of Christianity
  • 00:32:02.050 --> 00:32:04.210
  • and their faith and confidence
  • 00:32:06.130 --> 00:32:09.130
  • and trust in God,
  • 00:32:09.130 --> 00:32:11.060
  • although forced to be
  • 00:32:11.060 --> 00:32:14.040
  • illiterate--forced to be
  • 00:32:14.040 --> 00:32:16.250
  • illiterate, and having the Bible
  • 00:32:17.060 --> 00:32:20.060
  • taken away from them and having
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  • someone else to give them the
  • 00:32:23.120 --> 00:32:25.280
  • select Scriptures to reinforce
  • 00:32:26.040 --> 00:32:29.040
  • their oppression, I think the
  • 00:32:29.040 --> 00:32:31.290
  • beauty of the story is despite
  • 00:32:32.090 --> 00:32:35.090
  • its opaqueness and its darkness,
  • 00:32:36.170 --> 00:32:39.170
  • the beauty of it is that, as you
  • 00:32:39.170 --> 00:32:42.040
  • said, collectively, not just
  • 00:32:44.040 --> 00:32:47.040
  • individually, because these
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  • testimonies out of these slave
  • 00:32:49.200 --> 00:32:51.030
  • narratives are testimonies
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  • about corporate healing
  • 00:32:56.190 --> 00:32:59.160
  • as well as individual healing.
  • 00:33:01.010 --> 00:33:04.010
  • Corporate hope as well as
  • 00:33:04.010 --> 00:33:06.170
  • individual hope.
  • 00:33:06.170 --> 00:33:07.280
  • A corporate understanding of
  • 00:33:07.280 --> 00:33:09.150
  • grace as well as an individual
  • 00:33:09.250 --> 00:33:12.250
  • understanding of grace.
  • 00:33:12.250 --> 00:33:15.120
  • And they--those are held in
  • 00:33:16.240 --> 00:33:19.240
  • creative tension.
  • 00:33:21.260 --> 00:33:24.260
  • I don't sense enough in the
  • 00:33:24.260 --> 00:33:27.230
  • American narrative, even in the
  • 00:33:27.230 --> 00:33:29.130
  • church narratives now.
  • 00:33:29.130 --> 00:33:31.190
  • I don't sense enough of us
  • 00:33:31.220 --> 00:33:34.220
  • holding those hope, grace,
  • 00:33:38.110 --> 00:33:41.110
  • faith, love.
  • 00:33:42.130 --> 00:33:45.130
  • I don't sense enough that we are
  • 00:33:46.050 --> 00:33:49.050
  • holding those in creative
  • 00:33:49.050 --> 00:33:50.270
  • tension.
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  • - Mark: Go there.
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  • - Riggins: Hm?
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  • - Mark: Yes, sir.
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  • - Riggins: Yeah, so where it is
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  • not just my story but it's our
  • 00:33:58.160 --> 00:34:01.180
  • story.
  • 00:34:01.180 --> 00:34:03.180
  • It's our story of what God has
  • 00:34:03.180 --> 00:34:05.260
  • done for us through Christ.
  • 00:34:06.080 --> 00:34:09.080
  • And it's our story of how we
  • 00:34:09.080 --> 00:34:11.250
  • have broken through those walls
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  • of despair.
  • 00:34:17.040 --> 00:34:20.040
  • And it's out of that that the
  • 00:34:20.040 --> 00:34:21.220
  • slave community created, by the
  • 00:34:22.110 --> 00:34:25.110
  • grace of God and by the help of
  • 00:34:25.110 --> 00:34:26.270
  • the Almighty, they created
  • 00:34:28.270 --> 00:34:31.270
  • lyrics, song lyrics, that really
  • 00:34:32.210 --> 00:34:35.210
  • became biographical sketches or
  • 00:34:37.290 --> 00:34:40.290
  • I should say, capsulized if not
  • 00:34:45.020 --> 00:34:48.020
  • narratives, formulas, of hope.
  • 00:34:49.280 --> 00:34:52.280
  • Or formuli of hope.
  • 00:34:52.280 --> 00:34:55.060
  • And healing.
  • 00:34:55.120 --> 00:34:58.120
  • "Tell me, how did you feel?"
  • 00:34:59.140 --> 00:35:02.160
  • And if you know that out there,
  • 00:35:02.160 --> 00:35:04.100
  • tell me how did you feel when
  • 00:35:04.100 --> 00:35:06.120
  • you come out the wilderness?
  • 00:35:08.220 --> 00:35:11.220
  • Now, that is just not--that's
  • 00:35:11.220 --> 00:35:14.210
  • not just lyrics.
  • 00:35:17.220 --> 00:35:20.220
  • Those are lyrics out of the
  • 00:35:20.220 --> 00:35:22.170
  • African American experience.
  • 00:35:22.170 --> 00:35:25.030
  • They're lyrics that took on
  • 00:35:25.030 --> 00:35:26.060
  • flesh and blood, spiritual
  • 00:35:26.200 --> 00:35:29.200
  • power.
  • 00:35:29.200 --> 00:35:31.090
  • And that's why when people like
  • 00:35:32.190 --> 00:35:35.190
  • Aretha Franklin and--who sings
  • 00:35:36.190 --> 00:35:39.190
  • gospel as well as non-gospel or
  • 00:35:43.020 --> 00:35:46.020
  • secular, that's why Aretha
  • 00:35:46.070 --> 00:35:49.070
  • when she sings or when Mahalia
  • 00:35:49.070 --> 00:35:51.180
  • Jackson would sing, that's why
  • 00:35:53.000 --> 00:35:56.000
  • that regardless of one's ethnic
  • 00:35:56.160 --> 00:35:59.160
  • origin or cultural or
  • 00:36:01.150 --> 00:36:04.150
  • socialization, they felt
  • 00:36:04.150 --> 00:36:07.020
  • something.
  • 00:36:07.020 --> 00:36:08.100
  • I mean, when Mahalia could move
  • 00:36:08.100 --> 00:36:10.220
  • that thing and when she got so
  • 00:36:10.220 --> 00:36:13.090
  • with that certain moan and tone
  • 00:36:13.240 --> 00:36:16.240
  • that she created out of her
  • 00:36:16.240 --> 00:36:18.280
  • spirit, when she did it, you
  • 00:36:19.110 --> 00:36:22.110
  • knew that some--there was some
  • 00:36:22.110 --> 00:36:24.180
  • power beyond her.
  • 00:36:27.130 --> 00:36:30.130
  • I'm afraid that we have lost
  • 00:36:30.130 --> 00:36:32.160
  • that today because in so many
  • 00:36:33.290 --> 00:36:36.290
  • places because of
  • 00:36:36.290 --> 00:36:38.210
  • commercialization.
  • 00:36:38.210 --> 00:36:40.250
  • We are commercializing the
  • 00:36:40.250 --> 00:36:43.220
  • singing for television audiences
  • 00:36:44.100 --> 00:36:47.100
  • and for people who market that.
  • 00:36:47.100 --> 00:36:49.260
  • But I'm talking about what
  • 00:36:49.260 --> 00:36:51.220
  • happened to people's souls when
  • 00:36:51.220 --> 00:36:54.130
  • the wilderness was--they knew
  • 00:36:55.030 --> 00:36:58.030
  • the reality of the wilderness.
  • 00:36:58.030 --> 00:37:00.200
  • Full of predators and they faced
  • 00:37:00.200 --> 00:37:03.150
  • those monsters every day and
  • 00:37:03.150 --> 00:37:06.060
  • they were not figments of their
  • 00:37:06.060 --> 00:37:07.240
  • imaginations.
  • 00:37:07.240 --> 00:37:09.240
  • They were real.
  • 00:37:09.240 --> 00:37:12.060
  • I mean, if you've seen any
  • 00:37:12.060 --> 00:37:13.190
  • stories about slavery or
  • 00:37:13.190 --> 00:37:16.020
  • especially "12 Years a Slave,"
  • 00:37:16.020 --> 00:37:17.200
  • I know that African Americans,
  • 00:37:17.230 --> 00:37:20.230
  • even younger African Americans,
  • 00:37:20.230 --> 00:37:22.260
  • still have a hard time dealing
  • 00:37:22.260 --> 00:37:24.030
  • with that.
  • 00:37:24.030 --> 00:37:25.030
  • But you know what?
  • 00:37:25.030 --> 00:37:26.030
  • I don't think you can understand
  • 00:37:26.030 --> 00:37:28.000
  • what it means to be a Christian
  • 00:37:28.000 --> 00:37:29.140
  • until you go through those
  • 00:37:29.140 --> 00:37:30.110
  • narratives.
  • 00:37:30.290 --> 00:37:33.290
  • Now, it--I mean, being a
  • 00:37:33.290 --> 00:37:36.060
  • Christian for them was not just
  • 00:37:36.060 --> 00:37:38.000
  • feeling good.
  • 00:37:38.000 --> 00:37:40.100
  • Being a Christian for them was
  • 00:37:40.100 --> 00:37:42.190
  • drinking the bitter cup.
  • 00:37:42.190 --> 00:37:45.080
  • And that's what this season of
  • 00:37:45.080 --> 00:37:47.230
  • the year is about.
  • 00:37:47.230 --> 00:37:49.090
  • It's about--Lenten season is
  • 00:37:49.210 --> 00:37:52.210
  • about that narrative in
  • 00:37:52.290 --> 00:37:55.290
  • Christianity that we would
  • 00:37:55.290 --> 00:37:57.280
  • rather shy away from.
  • 00:37:57.280 --> 00:38:00.050
  • But there's no way to get around
  • 00:38:00.150 --> 00:38:03.150
  • that bitter cup.
  • 00:38:03.150 --> 00:38:05.120
  • And there's no way to get around
  • 00:38:05.120 --> 00:38:07.000
  • it in the American experience.
  • 00:38:07.000 --> 00:38:08.280
  • One of the things that
  • 00:38:08.280 --> 00:38:11.120
  • I--Abraham Lincoln probably as a
  • 00:38:17.280 --> 00:38:20.280
  • Caucasian and a leader of this
  • 00:38:21.080 --> 00:38:24.080
  • country understood that thing in
  • 00:38:24.080 --> 00:38:26.100
  • a way that other Americans
  • 00:38:26.100 --> 00:38:28.150
  • probably did not understand it.
  • 00:38:28.160 --> 00:38:31.160
  • And he--when he talked about
  • 00:38:33.040 --> 00:38:36.040
  • what this nation would have to
  • 00:38:36.040 --> 00:38:38.100
  • do in order to try and get
  • 00:38:40.200 --> 00:38:43.200
  • itself over and heal itself from
  • 00:38:43.270 --> 00:38:46.270
  • that civil war, every time I
  • 00:38:47.060 --> 00:38:50.060
  • read that it just moves me
  • 00:38:50.170 --> 00:38:53.170
  • because he says, "With malice
  • 00:38:55.270 --> 00:38:58.270
  • toward none and with love
  • 00:39:02.020 --> 00:39:05.020
  • for all."
  • 00:39:05.020 --> 00:39:07.010
  • I mean, here is the President of
  • 00:39:07.040 --> 00:39:10.040
  • a divided nation, the nation
  • 00:39:10.040 --> 00:39:12.140
  • that had been torn asunder over
  • 00:39:12.140 --> 00:39:13.290
  • whether--the argument as to
  • 00:39:13.290 --> 00:39:16.220
  • whether or not people were
  • 00:39:16.220 --> 00:39:19.020
  • property or were they really
  • 00:39:19.020 --> 00:39:21.160
  • made less in the image of God
  • 00:39:21.270 --> 00:39:24.270
  • than other people.
  • 00:39:24.270 --> 00:39:27.180
  • But he came out of that thing
  • 00:39:27.180 --> 00:39:30.030
  • with not hatred and not bitter
  • 00:39:30.030 --> 00:39:32.250
  • rhetoric but a healing tone in
  • 00:39:35.270 --> 00:39:38.270
  • his rhetoric that said the
  • 00:39:38.270 --> 00:39:41.260
  • nation would have to heal and
  • 00:39:42.090 --> 00:39:45.090
  • the nation will have to put
  • 00:39:45.170 --> 00:39:48.170
  • aside this bitterness that has
  • 00:39:49.260 --> 00:39:52.260
  • destroyed the very soul of
  • 00:39:53.020 --> 00:39:56.020
  • the nation.
  • 00:39:56.020 --> 00:39:57.100
  • I think that's where we are and
  • 00:39:57.100 --> 00:39:59.100
  • that's the challenge that we
  • 00:39:59.100 --> 00:40:01.050
  • face even in this climate,
  • 00:40:01.200 --> 00:40:04.200
  • contemporary climate, because
  • 00:40:05.170 --> 00:40:08.170
  • one of the things that happens
  • 00:40:08.170 --> 00:40:09.240
  • is, and if the gospel means
  • 00:40:09.240 --> 00:40:12.050
  • anything to me, and if the life
  • 00:40:12.270 --> 00:40:15.270
  • of Jesus during this Lenten
  • 00:40:15.270 --> 00:40:18.090
  • season and all the seasons mean
  • 00:40:18.090 --> 00:40:20.280
  • anything to me, it has helped me
  • 00:40:20.280 --> 00:40:22.260
  • to see that, as hard as it is to
  • 00:40:24.030 --> 00:40:27.030
  • say, hate will not win.
  • 00:40:37.260 --> 00:40:40.260
  • Only the love of Christ--only
  • 00:40:41.150 --> 00:40:44.150
  • the love of Christ
  • 00:40:44.150 --> 00:40:46.050
  • is victorious.
  • 00:40:46.210 --> 00:40:49.210
  • And it might sound--in the ears
  • 00:40:49.210 --> 00:40:52.020
  • of some it sounds weak.
  • 00:40:52.020 --> 00:40:54.250
  • Oh, you know, Nietzsche talked
  • 00:40:54.250 --> 00:40:56.000
  • about it that Christian morality
  • 00:40:56.000 --> 00:40:58.000
  • is, you know, is a sign of our
  • 00:40:58.000 --> 00:41:00.150
  • weakness to talk about love
  • 00:41:00.150 --> 00:41:02.060
  • and forgiveness.
  • 00:41:02.060 --> 00:41:03.250
  • But at the same time,
  • 00:41:03.250 --> 00:41:06.070
  • Mr. Nietzsche was, you know, I
  • 00:41:06.070 --> 00:41:09.040
  • met--I respect his--he had a
  • 00:41:09.040 --> 00:41:10.160
  • brilliant mind, brilliant
  • 00:41:10.160 --> 00:41:12.100
  • philosophical mind, of course,
  • 00:41:12.100 --> 00:41:14.230
  • and I love to read his work and
  • 00:41:14.230 --> 00:41:17.090
  • wrestle with his ideas.
  • 00:41:17.090 --> 00:41:19.100
  • But it--Mr. Nietzsche
  • 00:41:20.250 --> 00:41:23.250
  • still--he has to be
  • 00:41:23.250 --> 00:41:26.160
  • corrected by those who have
  • 00:41:26.160 --> 00:41:29.010
  • proven to us that love--the love
  • 00:41:29.100 --> 00:41:32.100
  • of Christ is victorious.
  • 00:41:33.060 --> 00:41:36.060
  • The love of Christ is
  • 00:41:36.060 --> 00:41:37.090
  • victorious.
  • 00:41:37.090 --> 00:41:39.050
  • Thank God for it and we could
  • 00:41:39.200 --> 00:41:42.200
  • say more about it but I think if
  • 00:41:42.200 --> 00:41:44.280
  • you want to see more of what
  • 00:41:44.280 --> 00:41:47.030
  • we've struggled with, the book,
  • 00:41:47.030 --> 00:41:48.260
  • "Dark Symbols, Obscure Signs:
  • 00:41:48.260 --> 00:41:51.050
  • God, Self, and Community in the
  • 00:41:51.050 --> 00:41:52.190
  • Slave Mind," is a book that you
  • 00:41:52.190 --> 00:41:55.080
  • might wanna look at and it's
  • 00:41:56.010 --> 00:41:59.010
  • a provocative statement.
  • 00:41:59.010 --> 00:42:01.080
  • But it's a statement that comes
  • 00:42:01.080 --> 00:42:03.290
  • out of the belly of the--really,
  • 00:42:08.270 --> 00:42:11.270
  • the underbelly of the American
  • 00:42:11.270 --> 00:42:14.010
  • experience.
  • 00:42:14.010 --> 00:42:15.150
  • The very nasty side of the
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  • American narrative.
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  • It's the side of the American
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  • narrative that we don't wanna
  • 00:42:22.060 --> 00:42:23.160
  • peel back and we don't wanna see
  • 00:42:23.160 --> 00:42:26.090
  • those ugly layers down there.
  • 00:42:26.090 --> 00:42:28.250
  • But they're down there.
  • 00:42:28.250 --> 00:42:30.100
  • And yet, it's the people that
  • 00:42:30.100 --> 00:42:32.190
  • bore their burdens in the heat
  • 00:42:32.190 --> 00:42:35.080
  • of the day out of those
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  • narratives.
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  • It's their testimonies and their
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  • stories that help us.
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  • And will help us to heal and
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  • struggle with who we are.
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  • Paul Laurence Dunbar put it
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  • like this.
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  • The great African American poet
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  • put it like this.
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  • He said, "Because we have loved
  • 00:42:53.220 --> 00:42:56.220
  • so deeply, because we have loved
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  • so long, God in his great
  • 00:43:01.230 --> 00:43:04.230
  • compassion, gave us the gift
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  • of song."
  • 00:43:09.140 --> 00:43:12.000
  • And what a beautiful gift.
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  • Thank God for it.
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  • [audience applauding]
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  • - Mark: I do.
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  • I do, for those of you that
  • 00:43:20.220 --> 00:43:22.000
  • really love to study and love to
  • 00:43:22.000 --> 00:43:24.090
  • read and love to explore the
  • 00:43:24.090 --> 00:43:26.230
  • depths of that narrative from a
  • 00:43:26.230 --> 00:43:29.190
  • scriptural perspective, I
  • 00:43:29.190 --> 00:43:31.000
  • encourage you to get Dr. Earl's
  • 00:43:31.000 --> 00:43:32.140
  • book.
  • 00:43:32.140 --> 00:43:33.060
  • It is brilliant.
  • 00:43:33.060 --> 00:43:34.060
  • It is--you can tell, just by
  • 00:43:34.060 --> 00:43:35.120
  • when he shares, he's just sheer
  • 00:43:35.120 --> 00:43:37.110
  • brilliance.
  • 00:43:37.110 --> 00:43:38.050
  • I love this man.
  • 00:43:38.050 --> 00:43:39.090
  • I love who he is.
  • 00:43:39.090 --> 00:43:40.100
  • I love what he carries.
  • 00:43:40.100 --> 00:43:42.170
  • And I am deeply indebted to his
  • 00:43:42.170 --> 00:43:44.260
  • insights in terms of my own
  • 00:43:44.260 --> 00:43:46.130
  • journey and, gentlemen, in a
  • 00:43:47.040 --> 00:43:50.040
  • moment we're gonna have Bishop
  • 00:43:50.040 --> 00:43:52.240
  • show us how God healed his
  • 00:43:52.240 --> 00:43:54.260
  • hands.
  • 00:43:54.260 --> 00:43:56.010
  • And so--but what I'd like to do,
  • 00:43:56.010 --> 00:43:58.260
  • Mahesh, while he's getting ready
  • 00:43:58.260 --> 00:44:00.210
  • to play for us, in light of the
  • 00:44:03.100 --> 00:44:06.100
  • fact that, and you being a man
  • 00:44:06.100 --> 00:44:08.260
  • of color as well, and you coming
  • 00:44:10.170 --> 00:44:13.170
  • from a culture that had its own
  • 00:44:16.130 --> 00:44:19.130
  • challenges, I'd like you to pray
  • 00:44:20.120 --> 00:44:23.120
  • for the healing of the body of
  • 00:44:23.150 --> 00:44:26.150
  • Christ.
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  • Look in that camera because I
  • 00:44:27.250 --> 00:44:29.100
  • promise you there are many
  • 00:44:29.100 --> 00:44:30.200
  • people that deal with oppression
  • 00:44:30.200 --> 00:44:32.250
  • in their minds.
  • 00:44:32.250 --> 00:44:34.030
  • They deal with a sense of being
  • 00:44:34.030 --> 00:44:36.190
  • less than other people.
  • 00:44:36.190 --> 00:44:38.100
  • They deal with a sense of "I'm
  • 00:44:38.100 --> 00:44:39.190
  • not as good as."
  • 00:44:39.190 --> 00:44:42.040
  • And just minister to them and
  • 00:44:42.040 --> 00:44:43.290
  • just let the anointing--
  • 00:44:44.150 --> 00:44:47.150
  • - Mahesh: And as, Mark, as the
  • 00:44:47.150 --> 00:44:49.050
  • people, the children of Israel,
  • 00:44:49.050 --> 00:44:50.140
  • came out, the Lord spoke to them
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  • and brought them to the bitter
  • 00:44:53.100 --> 00:44:54.260
  • pool.
  • 00:44:54.260 --> 00:44:56.280
  • And that each of us,
  • 00:44:56.280 --> 00:44:58.190
  • individually and corporately
  • 00:44:58.190 --> 00:45:00.220
  • have to go by the bitter pool in
  • 00:45:00.220 --> 00:45:03.100
  • our journey to experience God.
  • 00:45:03.100 --> 00:45:05.240
  • That's what the Lord was showing
  • 00:45:05.240 --> 00:45:07.020
  • and saying to us in Exodus.
  • 00:45:07.020 --> 00:45:08.180
  • And then he had Moses throw the
  • 00:45:09.040 --> 00:45:12.040
  • tree into the bitter pool and
  • 00:45:12.040 --> 00:45:15.030
  • the entire pool that can--that
  • 00:45:15.030 --> 00:45:17.240
  • more than 2 million to 3 million
  • 00:45:17.240 --> 00:45:19.280
  • people can drink from is healed
  • 00:45:19.280 --> 00:45:22.180
  • by the power of the tree.
  • 00:45:22.180 --> 00:45:24.230
  • And the tree, it symbolized the
  • 00:45:24.230 --> 00:45:27.230
  • reality of Jesus taking, as you
  • 00:45:28.290 --> 00:45:31.290
  • pointed out, this Lenten season,
  • 00:45:31.290 --> 00:45:33.040
  • Jesus drank the cup and so this
  • 00:45:35.010 --> 00:45:38.010
  • Word is for us, not only
  • 00:45:38.010 --> 00:45:40.110
  • individually but as people, as
  • 00:45:40.110 --> 00:45:42.000
  • nations.
  • 00:45:42.000 --> 00:45:43.290
  • I was born under a colonial
  • 00:45:44.070 --> 00:45:47.070
  • yoke.
  • 00:45:47.070 --> 00:45:48.070
  • I was born in Africa of Indian
  • 00:45:48.070 --> 00:45:50.110
  • parents and now I'm an American
  • 00:45:52.030 --> 00:45:55.030
  • citizen.
  • 00:45:55.030 --> 00:45:55.290
  • I often tell people I'm African
  • 00:45:55.290 --> 00:45:57.230
  • American because I was born
  • 00:45:57.230 --> 00:46:00.030
  • literally in Africa.
  • 00:46:00.030 --> 00:46:02.240
  • Now I'm an American.
  • 00:46:02.240 --> 00:46:04.260
  • And yet, we share these common
  • 00:46:05.080 --> 00:46:08.080
  • burdens that many people who
  • 00:46:08.080 --> 00:46:11.010
  • watching today are under the
  • 00:46:11.010 --> 00:46:12.100
  • yoke of a colonial empire as my
  • 00:46:12.100 --> 00:46:14.260
  • father talked a lot about
  • 00:46:14.260 --> 00:46:16.190
  • Gandhi.
  • 00:46:16.190 --> 00:46:18.030
  • And he marched in some of his
  • 00:46:18.030 --> 00:46:20.210
  • marches to get--to be free like
  • 00:46:20.210 --> 00:46:22.100
  • Gandhi on one side,
  • 00:46:22.100 --> 00:46:24.070
  • Dr. Martin Luther King
  • 00:46:24.070 --> 00:46:25.270
  • on this side.
  • 00:46:25.270 --> 00:46:27.080
  • Brought us a revelation that not
  • 00:46:27.080 --> 00:46:29.160
  • only individuals but people
  • 00:46:29.160 --> 00:46:32.110
  • groups can be set free.
  • 00:46:32.110 --> 00:46:34.280
  • But our--the one who took this
  • 00:46:35.000 --> 00:46:38.000
  • upon himself in this season we
  • 00:46:38.000 --> 00:46:40.180
  • can say there was a dynamic
  • 00:46:40.180 --> 00:46:42.150
  • exchange at Calvary where Christ
  • 00:46:42.190 --> 00:46:45.190
  • himself took the--drank
  • 00:46:45.210 --> 00:46:48.210
  • the dregs of the bitter pool.
  • 00:46:48.210 --> 00:46:51.200
  • So by his stripes we are healed.
  • 00:46:52.140 --> 00:46:55.140
  • But--and that is the focus.
  • 00:46:57.090 --> 00:47:00.110
  • And then he comes and Jesus
  • 00:47:00.110 --> 00:47:02.270
  • said, "The Spirit of the Lord is
  • 00:47:02.270 --> 00:47:04.070
  • upon me.
  • 00:47:04.070 --> 00:47:05.090
  • He has anointed me to heal
  • 00:47:05.090 --> 00:47:06.200
  • the broken heart."
  • 00:47:06.200 --> 00:47:09.130
  • And so we have.
  • 00:47:09.130 --> 00:47:11.190
  • There are groups that have
  • 00:47:11.190 --> 00:47:13.000
  • a--really, entire groups
  • 00:47:13.000 --> 00:47:14.180
  • that can have broken hearts.
  • 00:47:14.180 --> 00:47:17.130
  • But the anointing can break
  • 00:47:17.130 --> 00:47:20.040
  • the yoke of the broken
  • 00:47:20.040 --> 00:47:22.000
  • and heal your broken heart.
  • 00:47:22.000 --> 00:47:23.160
  • So tonight, we want to submit to
  • 00:47:23.270 --> 00:47:26.270
  • you that Jesus heals your broken
  • 00:47:26.280 --> 00:47:29.280
  • heart.
  • 00:47:29.280 --> 00:47:30.290
  • And we release the power of the
  • 00:47:30.290 --> 00:47:33.010
  • Holy Spirit over you to come
  • 00:47:33.010 --> 00:47:35.160
  • over you.
  • 00:47:35.160 --> 00:47:36.100
  • I, as a colonial guy, you know,
  • 00:47:36.100 --> 00:47:39.070
  • I knew who I was and yet
  • 00:47:40.220 --> 00:47:43.220
  • the Lord set me free by coming
  • 00:47:43.220 --> 00:47:46.120
  • to know Jesus.
  • 00:47:46.120 --> 00:47:48.140
  • And I am the way, the truth, and
  • 00:47:48.140 --> 00:47:50.220
  • the life.
  • 00:47:50.220 --> 00:47:51.220
  • No one comes to the Father and
  • 00:47:51.220 --> 00:47:53.190
  • no one comes to freedom except
  • 00:47:53.190 --> 00:47:56.070
  • through Jesus Christ.
  • 00:47:56.070 --> 00:47:58.090
  • So we want to touch the hem of
  • 00:47:58.090 --> 00:48:00.070
  • his garment, whether we are from
  • 00:48:00.070 --> 00:48:03.000
  • Africa or India or Indonesia or
  • 00:48:03.000 --> 00:48:05.250
  • from Russia, wherever we are,
  • 00:48:05.250 --> 00:48:08.180
  • that we can touch the hem of his
  • 00:48:08.180 --> 00:48:10.120
  • garment tonight as races,
  • 00:48:10.120 --> 00:48:13.030
  • as peoples, as families,
  • 00:48:13.030 --> 00:48:15.250
  • and individual.
  • 00:48:15.250 --> 00:48:17.260
  • There are people who have family
  • 00:48:17.260 --> 00:48:20.020
  • histories of broken homes and
  • 00:48:20.020 --> 00:48:22.200
  • broken marriage and they carry
  • 00:48:22.200 --> 00:48:24.040
  • the hurt for generations but
  • 00:48:24.040 --> 00:48:26.200
  • Jesus on the tree, it says
  • 00:48:26.200 --> 00:48:29.110
  • in Galatians 3:13 and 14,
  • 00:48:29.110 --> 00:48:31.110
  • that Jesus took the curse.
  • 00:48:32.050 --> 00:48:35.050
  • So on that tree, he took all the
  • 00:48:35.050 --> 00:48:37.150
  • curse so that we can have the
  • 00:48:37.150 --> 00:48:40.150
  • blessing of Abraham.
  • 00:48:40.150 --> 00:48:42.120
  • So we release tonight, as we
  • 00:48:42.120 --> 00:48:44.190
  • look to Jesus, as we see him,
  • 00:48:44.270 --> 00:48:47.270
  • the tree coming and hitting the
  • 00:48:47.290 --> 00:48:50.290
  • bitter pools, the tree of
  • 00:48:50.290 --> 00:48:52.100
  • Calvary hitting the bitterness
  • 00:48:52.170 --> 00:48:55.170
  • in our hearts, as races, as
  • 00:48:55.210 --> 00:48:58.210
  • peoples, it's only Jesus but
  • 00:48:58.210 --> 00:49:00.260
  • we're gonna make that
  • 00:49:00.260 --> 00:49:02.000
  • connection.
  • 00:49:02.000 --> 00:49:02.230
  • Even tonight, like I connected,
  • 00:49:02.230 --> 00:49:04.290
  • like you connected, to Jesus who
  • 00:49:04.290 --> 00:49:07.010
  • redeems us from the pit.
  • 00:49:07.010 --> 00:49:10.000
  • He--the enemy has intended and
  • 00:49:10.000 --> 00:49:12.160
  • he speaks even tonight from the
  • 00:49:12.160 --> 00:49:14.150
  • shadows and from the darkness
  • 00:49:14.150 --> 00:49:16.110
  • and he would say--he would draw
  • 00:49:16.110 --> 00:49:18.250
  • us unto him but Jesus came to
  • 00:49:18.250 --> 00:49:20.240
  • set the captives free.
  • 00:49:20.260 --> 00:49:23.260
  • So I wanna say, "We are free."
  • 00:49:23.260 --> 00:49:26.020
  • Through the blood of Jesus, you
  • 00:49:26.020 --> 00:49:27.280
  • are being set free.
  • 00:49:27.280 --> 00:49:30.100
  • Through the awesome work of
  • 00:49:30.100 --> 00:49:32.080
  • Calvary, we are being set free.
  • 00:49:32.080 --> 00:49:34.130
  • And we want to touch Jesus
  • 00:49:34.130 --> 00:49:36.100
  • tonight and say, "I am free.
  • 00:49:36.100 --> 00:49:38.060
  • I am free."
  • 00:49:38.060 --> 00:49:39.130
  • Like Dr. Martin Luther King
  • 00:49:39.130 --> 00:49:41.010
  • said, "Thank God Almighty, I am
  • 00:49:41.010 --> 00:49:43.060
  • free."
  • 00:49:43.060 --> 00:49:45.210
  • So thank you, Jesus.
  • 00:49:45.210 --> 00:49:48.180
  • Thank you for setting us free.
  • 00:49:48.180 --> 00:49:51.050
  • Thank you for healing all our
  • 00:49:51.050 --> 00:49:52.110
  • broken hearts.
  • 00:49:52.110 --> 00:49:54.030
  • And Christ redeems us, even
  • 00:49:54.030 --> 00:49:56.020
  • tonight, Mark.
  • 00:49:56.020 --> 00:49:57.140
  • - Mark: You know, when you
  • 00:49:57.140 --> 00:49:58.290
  • quoted Isaiah 61, you know,
  • 00:49:58.290 --> 00:50:00.250
  • Jesus says, "The Spirit of the
  • 00:50:00.250 --> 00:50:01.240
  • Lord God is upon me because he's
  • 00:50:01.240 --> 00:50:04.080
  • anointed me to bring good news
  • 00:50:04.080 --> 00:50:06.250
  • to the poor."
  • 00:50:06.250 --> 00:50:08.240
  • Anybody can tell bad news.
  • 00:50:08.240 --> 00:50:10.210
  • Hate is easier than love.
  • 00:50:11.080 --> 00:50:14.080
  • And we've got a lot of
  • 00:50:14.080 --> 00:50:16.080
  • prognosticators right now that I
  • 00:50:16.080 --> 00:50:18.160
  • think take advantage of the bad
  • 00:50:20.030 --> 00:50:23.030
  • news in order to make things
  • 00:50:23.030 --> 00:50:25.280
  • even worse.
  • 00:50:25.280 --> 00:50:27.180
  • And merchandize bad news because
  • 00:50:27.180 --> 00:50:29.290
  • it sells.
  • 00:50:29.290 --> 00:50:32.160
  • It takes the anointing to preach
  • 00:50:32.160 --> 00:50:34.150
  • good news.
  • 00:50:34.150 --> 00:50:35.210
  • Langston Hughes, the great
  • 00:50:35.210 --> 00:50:37.140
  • African American poet laureate,
  • 00:50:37.140 --> 00:50:39.120
  • said, "When dreams die, life is
  • 00:50:39.120 --> 00:50:42.000
  • a broken-winged bird that cannot
  • 00:50:42.000 --> 00:50:43.280
  • fly.
  • 00:50:43.280 --> 00:50:45.030
  • When dreams go, life is a barren
  • 00:50:45.030 --> 00:50:47.110
  • field frozen with snow."
  • 00:50:47.110 --> 00:50:50.110
  • And for many of you, you may
  • 00:50:50.110 --> 00:50:52.260
  • feel, as Dr. Earl said and as
  • 00:50:52.260 --> 00:50:54.200
  • Mahesh has said, and even as
  • 00:50:54.270 --> 00:50:57.270
  • Bishop shared his testimony,
  • 00:50:57.270 --> 00:50:59.070
  • that you're in a place where you
  • 00:50:59.070 --> 00:51:00.280
  • feel like you're boxed in,
  • 00:51:00.280 --> 00:51:02.170
  • you're hemmed in, you're pressed
  • 00:51:02.170 --> 00:51:03.230
  • on every side.
  • 00:51:03.230 --> 00:51:05.130
  • The liberating power of the
  • 00:51:05.130 --> 00:51:07.070
  • gospel is such that from the
  • 00:51:07.070 --> 00:51:09.190
  • inside out, because empowerment
  • 00:51:09.190 --> 00:51:11.170
  • is an inside job, from the
  • 00:51:11.170 --> 00:51:14.040
  • inside out, God wants to
  • 00:51:14.040 --> 00:51:16.150
  • transform your mindset and cause
  • 00:51:16.270 --> 00:51:19.270
  • you by the spirit of life to
  • 00:51:19.270 --> 00:51:22.250
  • realize that whoever chooses to
  • 00:51:22.280 --> 00:51:25.280
  • justify their failure to relate
  • 00:51:26.000 --> 00:51:29.000
  • to you by labeling you in order
  • 00:51:29.000 --> 00:51:31.260
  • to dehumanize you, themselves
  • 00:51:31.260 --> 00:51:34.000
  • are revealing how less than
  • 00:51:34.000 --> 00:51:35.100
  • human they are.
  • 00:51:35.100 --> 00:51:38.020
  • But when you can understand that
  • 00:51:38.020 --> 00:51:40.200
  • Jesus, the truly human one,
  • 00:51:40.200 --> 00:51:43.100
  • Jesus--you know, it was
  • 00:51:43.100 --> 00:51:45.150
  • Nietzsche who followed Bornholm
  • 00:51:45.150 --> 00:51:48.060
  • and who followed Bultmann who
  • 00:51:48.060 --> 00:51:50.060
  • tried to demythologize the
  • 00:51:50.060 --> 00:51:51.180
  • Scripture.
  • 00:51:51.180 --> 00:51:53.130
  • And in doing that, what they
  • 00:51:53.130 --> 00:51:54.160
  • endeavored to do was say Jesus
  • 00:51:54.160 --> 00:51:55.270
  • was a peasant Palestinian Jew
  • 00:51:56.050 --> 00:51:59.050
  • that was ignorant.
  • 00:51:59.050 --> 00:52:00.230
  • And while I respect--I had to
  • 00:52:00.230 --> 00:52:03.120
  • study all of them in
  • 00:52:03.120 --> 00:52:04.260
  • scholarship, in seminary.
  • 00:52:04.260 --> 00:52:06.240
  • While I respect their opinions,
  • 00:52:06.240 --> 00:52:08.220
  • I agree with Dr. Earl, they
  • 00:52:08.220 --> 00:52:10.190
  • missed it.
  • 00:52:10.190 --> 00:52:12.050
  • Because Jesus was not a lowly
  • 00:52:12.050 --> 00:52:14.130
  • peasant.
  • 00:52:14.130 --> 00:52:15.250
  • Jesus was the one like Moses
  • 00:52:15.270 --> 00:52:18.270
  • that God said, "God will raise
  • 00:52:18.270 --> 00:52:20.210
  • up one like me from among your
  • 00:52:20.210 --> 00:52:23.030
  • brethren."
  • 00:52:23.030 --> 00:52:23.230
  • Well, where was Moses when his
  • 00:52:23.230 --> 00:52:25.020
  • people were enslaved?
  • 00:52:25.020 --> 00:52:27.010
  • He was in the big house.
  • 00:52:27.010 --> 00:52:28.260
  • Why was he in the big house?
  • 00:52:28.260 --> 00:52:30.290
  • He was sitting and learning at
  • 00:52:30.290 --> 00:52:32.190
  • the feet of Pharaoh what made
  • 00:52:32.190 --> 00:52:34.200
  • his government work so that when
  • 00:52:34.200 --> 00:52:36.170
  • the time came to renounce his
  • 00:52:36.170 --> 00:52:38.190
  • identity with Pharaoh, he could
  • 00:52:38.190 --> 00:52:40.020
  • destabilize an entire nation
  • 00:52:40.020 --> 00:52:42.200
  • because he was able to outthink
  • 00:52:42.200 --> 00:52:44.050
  • their ideology and destroy it
  • 00:52:44.050 --> 00:52:46.070
  • from the inside out.
  • 00:52:46.070 --> 00:52:48.080
  • Jesus represents one of the
  • 00:52:48.080 --> 00:52:50.090
  • greatest minds of his day, if
  • 00:52:50.090 --> 00:52:52.050
  • not, obviously, the greatest
  • 00:52:52.050 --> 00:52:53.120
  • mind.
  • 00:52:53.120 --> 00:52:54.090
  • I know he's God but he's man.
  • 00:52:54.090 --> 00:52:56.190
  • He is the most human being that
  • 00:52:56.190 --> 00:52:58.210
  • ever lived and he came into our
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  • oppression and, with his
  • 00:53:01.190 --> 00:53:04.040
  • brilliance.
  • 00:53:04.040 --> 00:53:04.230
  • Do you understand, only 5% of
  • 00:53:04.230 --> 00:53:06.200
  • the people in Jesus' day could
  • 00:53:06.200 --> 00:53:08.150
  • read or write?
  • 00:53:08.150 --> 00:53:10.010
  • And you had to be in the upper
  • 00:53:10.010 --> 00:53:12.060
  • crust of society to even learn
  • 00:53:12.060 --> 00:53:14.140
  • that.
  • 00:53:14.140 --> 00:53:15.070
  • When Jesus sticks his finger in
  • 00:53:15.070 --> 00:53:16.270
  • the ground and writes, he
  • 00:53:16.270 --> 00:53:18.170
  • separates himself scholastically
  • 00:53:18.170 --> 00:53:21.080
  • and intellectually from everyone
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  • in the crowd except the elite.
  • 00:53:23.040 --> 00:53:25.210
  • And the elite didn't know what
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  • to do when he wrote in the
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  • ground.
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  • He spoke three languages.
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  • This is a man for his hour.
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  • There were 12 self-proclaimed
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  • Messiahs in 1st century
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  • Palestine.
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  • Only one got up from the grave.
  • 00:53:39.260 --> 00:53:42.090
  • Only one got back up and lived
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  • out what he said.
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  • Only one went into the big
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  • house, destabilized it,
  • 00:53:47.280 --> 00:53:50.200
  • and at the cross, overcame
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  • principalities and powers and
  • 00:53:52.160 --> 00:53:55.050
  • all the forces of hell itself.
  • 00:53:55.050 --> 00:53:57.240
  • And got up with all power in his
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  • hand.
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  • Jesus is the Lord.
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  • And anyone who comes to him,
  • 00:54:09.020 --> 00:54:12.020
  • anyone who embraces him, gets a
  • 00:54:12.020 --> 00:54:15.020
  • seat at his table.
  • 00:54:15.030 --> 00:54:18.030
  • In the kingdom of God, everybody
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  • that believes in him gets a seat
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  • at the table.
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  • He makes them all kings and
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  • priests.
  • 00:54:26.100 --> 00:54:28.140
  • And what we've done with
  • 00:54:28.140 --> 00:54:29.160
  • justification by faith and I
  • 00:54:29.160 --> 00:54:31.120
  • agree with Dr. Earl, we've taken
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  • justification by faith and
  • 00:54:33.250 --> 00:54:35.190
  • reduced it to it's all about me.
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  • And I want you to understand
  • 00:54:38.190 --> 00:54:40.190
  • it's not all about me.
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  • It's about us.
  • 00:54:42.210 --> 00:54:44.070
  • We've gotta go from me to we.
  • 00:54:44.080 --> 00:54:47.080
  • We've got to become a we
  • 00:54:47.080 --> 00:54:49.240
  • culture.
  • 00:54:49.240 --> 00:54:50.170
  • We have been so secularized to
  • 00:54:50.170 --> 00:54:52.170
  • be a me culture but Jesus said
  • 00:54:52.170 --> 00:54:55.020
  • there's a we that sits at the
  • 00:54:55.020 --> 00:54:57.030
  • table.
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  • Black, white, red, and yellow,
  • 00:54:58.030 --> 00:54:59.200
  • all kings, all priests,
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  • all royal, a brand new breed
  • 00:55:02.060 --> 00:55:05.060
  • of people, justified.
  • 00:55:05.090 --> 00:55:08.090
  • Every single--you know, the coat
  • 00:55:08.180 --> 00:55:11.180
  • of many colors on Joseph.
  • 00:55:11.180 --> 00:55:14.070
  • That's Jesus bringing every
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  • tribe, every nation, every
  • 00:55:16.150 --> 00:55:18.020
  • kindred.
  • 00:55:18.020 --> 00:55:19.000
  • You can't leave anybody out of
  • 00:55:19.000 --> 00:55:20.050
  • the choir.
  • 00:55:20.050 --> 00:55:20.270
  • The late Tom Skinner said,
  • 00:55:20.270 --> 00:55:22.000
  • "Don't leave me out of
  • 00:55:22.000 --> 00:55:22.280
  • the choir."
  • 00:55:22.280 --> 00:55:24.010
  • And some--my daddy, his favorite
  • 00:55:24.170 --> 00:55:27.170
  • singer was Mahalia Jackson.
  • 00:55:27.170 --> 00:55:30.050
  • And when Mahalia would sing,
  • 00:55:30.050 --> 00:55:32.230
  • "Abide with me, fast falls the
  • 00:55:33.030 --> 00:55:36.030
  • evening tide," my dad would weep
  • 00:55:36.210 --> 00:55:39.210
  • like a child.
  • 00:55:39.210 --> 00:55:41.110
  • There wouldn't be many things
  • 00:55:41.110 --> 00:55:42.080
  • that would reduce my dad to
  • 00:55:42.080 --> 00:55:43.030
  • weeping but when Mahalia would
  • 00:55:43.030 --> 00:55:44.200
  • sing, "Abide With Me," it would
  • 00:55:46.040 --> 00:55:49.040
  • melt him and melt his heart.
  • 00:55:49.040 --> 00:55:50.270
  • There's something--and she sang
  • 00:55:50.270 --> 00:55:52.250
  • clearly from her deep
  • 00:55:52.250 --> 00:55:54.250
  • experience, from a deep place.
  • 00:55:54.250 --> 00:55:57.020
  • There's a difference between
  • 00:55:57.020 --> 00:55:58.040
  • cranking out a song and singing
  • 00:55:58.040 --> 00:56:00.160
  • from a deep place that's been
  • 00:56:00.160 --> 00:56:03.020
  • carved out by the bitter cup and
  • 00:56:03.020 --> 00:56:05.140
  • by the willingness to allow God
  • 00:56:05.140 --> 00:56:07.220
  • to love through you even when
  • 00:56:07.220 --> 00:56:09.060
  • the squeeze of pressure
  • 00:56:09.060 --> 00:56:11.130
  • is put on you.
  • 00:56:11.130 --> 00:56:13.120
  • And God Almighty wants every one
  • 00:56:13.120 --> 00:56:15.230
  • of us to know he's gonna make
  • 00:56:15.230 --> 00:56:17.030
  • a way out of no way.
  • 00:56:17.030 --> 00:56:19.080
  • I wanna say to us as the body of
  • 00:56:19.080 --> 00:56:22.060
  • Christ all around the world,
  • 00:56:22.060 --> 00:56:24.030
  • there's a light shining in the
  • 00:56:24.030 --> 00:56:25.120
  • darkness.
  • 00:56:25.120 --> 00:56:27.100
  • And I am persuaded that not
  • 00:56:27.100 --> 00:56:29.220
  • the worst but the best
  • 00:56:29.220 --> 00:56:31.070
  • is yet to come.
  • 00:56:31.070 --> 00:56:33.190
  • The best is yet to come.
  • 00:56:33.270 --> 00:56:36.270
  • And if we--if we will come
  • 00:56:36.280 --> 00:56:39.280
  • together at the table where we
  • 00:56:39.290 --> 00:56:42.290
  • all partake of the same cup and
  • 00:56:42.290 --> 00:56:45.110
  • of the same body, with his
  • 00:56:45.160 --> 00:56:48.160
  • broken body in us and being put
  • 00:56:48.160 --> 00:56:51.050
  • back together again in us,
  • 00:56:51.110 --> 00:56:54.110
  • I believe there is hope
  • 00:56:54.110 --> 00:56:56.180
  • for the world.
  • 00:56:56.180 --> 00:56:57.220
  • I believe there is grace
  • 00:56:57.220 --> 00:56:59.140
  • for the world.
  • 00:56:59.140 --> 00:57:00.170
  • I believe that when Jesus was
  • 00:57:00.170 --> 00:57:02.240
  • promised that he would not--he
  • 00:57:02.240 --> 00:57:05.010
  • would sit at the right hand of
  • 00:57:05.010 --> 00:57:08.010
  • the Father until every enemy was
  • 00:57:08.010 --> 00:57:10.240
  • made a footstool for his feet,
  • 00:57:10.240 --> 00:57:13.150
  • I've gotta believe the man
  • 00:57:13.150 --> 00:57:15.000
  • wasn't lying.
  • 00:57:15.000 --> 00:57:16.280
  • You say, "Well, what do you
  • 00:57:16.280 --> 00:57:18.030
  • mean?"
  • 00:57:18.030 --> 00:57:19.250
  • I believe that if God the Father
  • 00:57:19.250 --> 00:57:21.220
  • said to God the Son, "The whole
  • 00:57:21.220 --> 00:57:23.200
  • earth is gonna be filled with
  • 00:57:23.200 --> 00:57:25.060
  • the glory," I have to believe
  • 00:57:25.170 --> 00:57:28.170
  • God's not a man that he should
  • 00:57:28.170 --> 00:57:29.290
  • lie, or the Son of Man that he
  • 00:57:29.290 --> 00:57:32.110
  • should repent.
  • 00:57:32.110 --> 00:57:34.020
  • I've gotta believe that the best
  • 00:57:34.020 --> 00:57:35.270
  • news is that the good news will
  • 00:57:35.270 --> 00:57:37.200
  • prevail and that Jesus will see
  • 00:57:38.010 --> 00:57:41.010
  • the fruit of his labor.
  • 00:57:41.040 --> 00:57:44.040
  • And he will be satisfied when he
  • 00:57:44.280 --> 00:57:47.280
  • delivers the kingdom up to the
  • 00:57:47.280 --> 00:57:49.210
  • Father.
  • 00:57:49.210 --> 00:57:50.290
  • We shall overcome.
  • 00:57:50.290 --> 00:57:53.270
  • Somebody needs to just say,
  • 00:57:54.030 --> 00:57:57.030
  • "Thank you," right about now.
  • 00:57:57.080 --> 00:58:00.100
  • I wanna take a moment.
  • 00:58:00.100 --> 00:58:01.140
  • We're gonna come back in just a
  • 00:58:01.140 --> 00:58:02.120
  • few moments but I wanna take a
  • 00:58:02.120 --> 00:58:03.230
  • few moments and I want you to
  • 00:58:03.230 --> 00:58:05.020
  • experience Bishop Clayton
  • 00:58:05.020 --> 00:58:08.000
  • Johnson as those fingers that he
  • 00:58:08.000 --> 00:58:09.250
  • will--he tells you have no
  • 00:58:09.250 --> 00:58:11.120
  • feeling and are dead and can't
  • 00:58:11.120 --> 00:58:13.230
  • even move and what God's done.
  • 00:58:13.230 --> 00:58:15.270
  • - Clayton: This little song
  • 00:58:24.170 --> 00:58:27.170
  • just says...
  • 00:58:27.170 --> 00:58:29.150
  • Jesus loves me.
  • 00:58:33.040 --> 00:58:36.040
  • This one thing I know.
  • 00:58:39.100 --> 00:58:42.100
  • For the Bible tells me so.
  • 00:58:49.090 --> 00:58:52.090
  • Little ones to him belong;
  • 00:59:01.200 --> 00:59:04.200
  • They are weak,
  • 00:59:08.250 --> 00:59:11.250
  • but he is strong.
  • 00:59:12.240 --> 00:59:15.240
  • And I can say, yes,
  • 00:59:18.030 --> 00:59:21.030
  • Jesus loves me!
  • 00:59:24.000 --> 00:59:27.000
  • Anybody know he loves you?
  • 00:59:27.000 --> 00:59:28.240
  • I can say, yes,
  • 00:59:31.180 --> 00:59:34.180
  • Jesus loves me!
  • 00:59:36.030 --> 00:59:39.030
  • Oh, I can say, yes,
  • 00:59:42.060 --> 00:59:45.060
  • Jesus loves me!
  • 00:59:49.230 --> 00:59:52.230
  • For the Bible,
  • 00:59:52.230 --> 00:59:55.210
  • the Bible tells me so.
  • 00:59:55.290 --> 00:59:58.290
  • For the Bible,
  • 00:59:58.290 --> 01:00:01.240
  • the Bible tell me so.
  • 01:00:01.240 --> 01:00:03.260
  • Ain't it so?
  • 01:00:04.040 --> 01:00:07.040
  • Ain't it so?
  • 01:00:07.040 --> 01:00:09.240
  • Ain't it so?
  • 01:00:09.250 --> 01:00:12.250
  • Ain't it so?
  • 01:00:12.250 --> 01:00:14.290
  • Ain't it so?
  • 01:00:15.280 --> 01:00:18.280
  • Ain't it so?
  • 01:00:18.280 --> 01:00:21.030
  • Ahh, ain't it so?
  • 01:00:21.030 --> 01:00:23.260
  • Ain't it so?
  • 01:00:23.260 --> 01:00:24.230
  • Oh, ain't it so?
  • 01:00:25.260 --> 01:00:28.260
  • Ain't it so?
  • 01:00:28.260 --> 01:00:29.200
  • Don't he love ya?
  • 01:00:29.200 --> 01:00:30.150
  • Don't he love ya?
  • 01:00:30.150 --> 01:00:32.130
  • He woke you up this morning
  • 01:00:32.130 --> 01:00:34.100
  • and started you on your way.
  • 01:00:34.170 --> 01:00:37.170
  • Gave you food to eat.
  • 01:00:37.170 --> 01:00:40.170
  • Yes, he did.
  • 01:00:40.170 --> 01:00:43.120
  • Oh, didn't he love ya?
  • 01:00:44.000 --> 01:00:47.000
  • Don't he love ya?
  • 01:00:47.000 --> 01:00:49.110
  • Don't he love ya?
  • 01:00:49.110 --> 01:00:52.090
  • Don't he love ya?
  • 01:00:52.090 --> 01:00:52.290
  • Don't he love ya?
  • 01:00:52.290 --> 01:00:53.270
  • Don't he love ya?
  • 01:00:53.270 --> 01:00:55.110
  • For the Bible,
  • 01:00:58.050 --> 01:01:01.070
  • [audience applauding]
  • 01:01:19.210 --> 01:01:21.040
  • - Mark: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • 01:01:21.040 --> 01:01:23.120
  • Yeah, listen,
  • 01:01:23.180 --> 01:01:26.180
  • I know you love TBN.
  • 01:01:26.180 --> 01:01:29.020
  • I know you love the vision God
  • 01:01:29.020 --> 01:01:31.230
  • gave Dr. Paul and Jan.
  • 01:01:31.230 --> 01:01:34.090
  • I know you love the fact that 24
  • 01:01:34.090 --> 01:01:37.040
  • hours a day you can turn on this
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  • network and wherever you are,
  • 01:01:39.260 --> 01:01:41.220
  • whatever you're going through,
  • 01:01:41.220 --> 01:01:43.250
  • a voice of hope, a voice of
  • 01:01:43.250 --> 01:01:46.110
  • healing, comes directly to you.
  • 01:01:46.110 --> 01:01:48.230
  • Many of you have had testimonies
  • 01:01:48.230 --> 01:01:51.020
  • about being in your darkest
  • 01:01:51.020 --> 01:01:52.130
  • place in life and at that moment
  • 01:01:52.130 --> 01:01:54.120
  • turning on the television and
  • 01:01:54.120 --> 01:01:56.070
  • TBN was there.
  • 01:01:56.070 --> 01:01:57.290
  • And because TBN was there,
  • 01:01:57.290 --> 01:01:59.090
  • you're still here.
  • 01:01:59.090 --> 01:02:01.010
  • God changed your life.
  • 01:02:01.010 --> 01:02:03.050
  • I want to invite you right now
  • 01:02:03.050 --> 01:02:04.280
  • to sow a love gift into the soil
  • 01:02:04.280 --> 01:02:07.030
  • of this great ministry so that
  • 01:02:07.190 --> 01:02:10.190
  • it can continue to do the work
  • 01:02:10.240 --> 01:02:13.240
  • God's given TBN to do 44 years
  • 01:02:13.240 --> 01:02:16.240
  • and counting.
  • 01:02:16.240 --> 01:02:18.070
  • It's an amazing miracle story
  • 01:02:18.070 --> 01:02:20.240
  • and this month for a love gift
  • 01:02:20.240 --> 01:02:22.090
  • the screen.
  • 01:02:24.160 --> 01:02:25.150
  • I invite you to call it.
  • 01:02:25.150 --> 01:02:26.170
  • For a love gift of any size,
  • 01:02:26.170 --> 01:02:28.090
  • Matt and Laurie have prepared
  • 01:02:28.090 --> 01:02:29.130
  • a 50 days of hope,
  • 01:02:29.130 --> 01:02:31.070
  • 50 days of grace journal.
  • 01:02:31.070 --> 01:02:33.210
  • And it's a beautiful little
  • 01:02:33.210 --> 01:02:36.080
  • for 50 days on both sides,
  • 01:02:38.160 --> 01:02:40.160
  • and it's reversible.
  • 01:02:40.160 --> 01:02:41.240
  • And I promise you there's great
  • 01:02:41.240 --> 01:02:43.100
  • insights in here.
  • 01:02:43.100 --> 01:02:44.280
  • And for a love gift of any size,
  • 01:02:44.280 --> 01:02:46.200
  • you'll get this journal as
  • 01:02:46.200 --> 01:02:49.100
  • our way of saying thank you
  • 01:02:49.100 --> 01:02:51.040
  • for participating with us in
  • 01:02:51.040 --> 01:02:53.030
  • continuing to keep the gospel
  • 01:02:53.030 --> 01:02:55.280
  • narrative going all around the
  • 01:02:55.280 --> 01:02:57.100
  • world.
  • 01:02:57.100 --> 01:02:58.100
  • And if you choose to sow a love
  • 01:02:58.100 --> 01:02:59.200
  • gift of $100 or more this month,
  • 01:02:59.200 --> 01:03:01.270
  • you'll not only get the book,
  • 01:03:01.270 --> 01:03:03.100
  • grace mugs this month as our way
  • 01:03:05.120 --> 01:03:07.010
  • of saying thank you.
  • 01:03:07.010 --> 01:03:08.070
  • A great little way to be
  • 01:03:08.070 --> 01:03:09.200
  • reminded that it's hope and
  • 01:03:09.200 --> 01:03:11.020
  • grace that are multiplied in our
  • 01:03:11.020 --> 01:03:12.200
  • lives by the power and
  • 01:03:12.200 --> 01:03:14.010
  • the presence of God's
  • 01:03:14.010 --> 01:03:15.130
  • Call that number now.
  • 01:03:17.240 --> 01:03:19.180
  • Sow your best love gift.
  • 01:03:19.180 --> 01:03:21.020
  • Be the difference that makes
  • 01:03:21.020 --> 01:03:22.120
  • the difference.
  • 01:03:22.120 --> 01:03:23.110
  • God will honor you for it and
  • 01:03:23.110 --> 01:03:25.020
  • you'll be blessed because of it.
  • 01:03:25.020 --> 01:03:27.070
  • I wanna just say thank you in
  • 01:03:27.070 --> 01:03:29.030
  • advance for your faithfulness.
  • 01:03:29.030 --> 01:03:31.150
  • Mahesh, as we continue, I want
  • 01:03:31.260 --> 01:03:34.260
  • you to just take a moment and I
  • 01:03:34.260 --> 01:03:37.200
  • know you're sensing some things
  • 01:03:37.200 --> 01:03:39.040
  • by the Spirit.
  • 01:03:39.040 --> 01:03:39.280
  • There are people that are
  • 01:03:39.280 --> 01:03:41.010
  • needing healing in areas.
  • 01:03:41.010 --> 01:03:42.160
  • Just call out some of the things
  • 01:03:42.160 --> 01:03:44.040
  • you're sensing and just pray for
  • 01:03:44.040 --> 01:03:45.050
  • them.
  • 01:03:45.050 --> 01:03:47.010
  • - Mahesh: Well, there is a--as
  • 01:03:47.130 --> 01:03:50.130
  • we have shared and this is a
  • 01:03:50.130 --> 01:03:52.230
  • word I believe now that it's
  • 01:03:52.230 --> 01:03:55.070
  • coming for us individually.
  • 01:03:55.160 --> 01:03:58.160
  • The Bishops have shared their
  • 01:03:58.190 --> 01:04:01.210
  • individual story and then the
  • 01:04:01.210 --> 01:04:03.130
  • corporate and I feel so much
  • 01:04:03.130 --> 01:04:05.050
  • that the Lord wants to encourage
  • 01:04:05.050 --> 01:04:07.290
  • us but, like you said, there is
  • 01:04:07.290 --> 01:04:10.220
  • a place where the Holy Spirit
  • 01:04:10.220 --> 01:04:13.130
  • has been wanting to give us a
  • 01:04:13.130 --> 01:04:15.130
  • breakthrough for us as the
  • 01:04:15.280 --> 01:04:18.280
  • individual but also as the
  • 01:04:20.230 --> 01:04:23.230
  • church of Jesus Christ.
  • 01:04:23.230 --> 01:04:25.120
  • That the Holy Spirit, as we
  • 01:04:25.120 --> 01:04:27.080
  • experienced in our own lives,
  • 01:04:27.080 --> 01:04:29.190
  • that there was a mighty wave
  • 01:04:29.190 --> 01:04:32.190
  • during the time of what we call
  • 01:04:32.190 --> 01:04:34.050
  • the Charismatic Revival.
  • 01:04:34.050 --> 01:04:35.270
  • But even though there was
  • 01:04:35.270 --> 01:04:38.150
  • tremendous power, the revival
  • 01:04:39.200 --> 01:04:42.200
  • was somehow submerged a little
  • 01:04:42.200 --> 01:04:45.120
  • because we took it as only the
  • 01:04:46.030 --> 01:04:49.030
  • individual, me, my.
  • 01:04:49.030 --> 01:04:52.030
  • And the Lord wants us--he has
  • 01:04:52.030 --> 01:04:54.190
  • brought us to the next level.
  • 01:04:54.190 --> 01:04:57.060
  • He--it says--the Word says he
  • 01:04:57.060 --> 01:04:59.240
  • wants to take us from
  • 01:04:59.240 --> 01:05:01.260
  • glory to glory.
  • 01:05:01.260 --> 01:05:03.200
  • He wants to take you from
  • 01:05:03.200 --> 01:05:05.230
  • one level to the next level
  • 01:05:05.240 --> 01:05:08.240
  • of glory.
  • 01:05:08.240 --> 01:05:09.250
  • And there is--sometimes we sense
  • 01:05:11.140 --> 01:05:14.140
  • a barrier and it's good that
  • 01:05:14.140 --> 01:05:17.140
  • there is a--God will bring you
  • 01:05:17.140 --> 01:05:20.030
  • to some challenges and he
  • 01:05:20.030 --> 01:05:22.040
  • wants to encourage us, the
  • 01:05:22.040 --> 01:05:23.260
  • spirit of encouragement is here.
  • 01:05:23.260 --> 01:05:25.180
  • I really believe that what we
  • 01:05:25.180 --> 01:05:27.110
  • used to call the spirit of
  • 01:05:27.110 --> 01:05:29.280
  • Elijah, that Elijah will come,
  • 01:05:29.280 --> 01:05:32.070
  • Malachi tells us.
  • 01:05:32.070 --> 01:05:33.160
  • And there is a spirit of Elijah
  • 01:05:33.160 --> 01:05:35.290
  • that wants to come.
  • 01:05:35.290 --> 01:05:37.210
  • And there is a peculiar
  • 01:05:37.210 --> 01:05:38.270
  • Scripture in Jeremiah that I
  • 01:05:38.270 --> 01:05:41.140
  • have--I've really gleaned from
  • 01:05:41.140 --> 01:05:43.090
  • over the last few months where
  • 01:05:43.090 --> 01:05:45.180
  • the Lord, in a sense of
  • 01:05:45.180 --> 01:05:48.040
  • encouragement, but we can take
  • 01:05:48.040 --> 01:05:49.290
  • it conversely, where he tells
  • 01:05:49.290 --> 01:05:52.180
  • his people in Jeremiah, the
  • 01:05:52.180 --> 01:05:55.060
  • people have started murmuring a
  • 01:05:55.060 --> 01:05:57.000
  • little bit, complaining, "Why
  • 01:05:57.000 --> 01:05:58.160
  • have we come to this place and
  • 01:05:58.160 --> 01:06:00.180
  • why are we getting a measure of
  • 01:06:00.180 --> 01:06:03.040
  • opposition?
  • 01:06:03.040 --> 01:06:04.040
  • And I think we are--I'm feeling
  • 01:06:04.040 --> 01:06:06.260
  • discouraged."
  • 01:06:06.260 --> 01:06:08.040
  • And the Lord, in a sense,
  • 01:06:08.040 --> 01:06:09.230
  • the Lord is saying to us,
  • 01:06:09.230 --> 01:06:12.060
  • "Don't get wimpy.
  • 01:06:12.060 --> 01:06:14.290
  • Don't become childish."
  • 01:06:15.030 --> 01:06:18.030
  • He is calling--the Spirit of
  • 01:06:18.030 --> 01:06:20.020
  • the Father God is saying,
  • 01:06:20.020 --> 01:06:21.150
  • "You're gonna mature to go into
  • 01:06:21.150 --> 01:06:23.100
  • the next level."
  • 01:06:23.100 --> 01:06:24.180
  • And there is a Scripture in
  • 01:06:24.180 --> 01:06:26.220
  • Jeremiah 12, verse 5, where he
  • 01:06:26.220 --> 01:06:28.150
  • says, "If you have let the
  • 01:06:28.150 --> 01:06:30.060
  • footmen overcome you, what will
  • 01:06:31.230 --> 01:06:34.230
  • you do when the horses come?"
  • 01:06:36.040 --> 01:06:39.040
  • And we have wimped out.
  • 01:06:39.040 --> 01:06:41.170
  • We have--I am discouraged.
  • 01:06:41.170 --> 01:06:43.230
  • And in the ancient times, the
  • 01:06:43.230 --> 01:06:45.190
  • kings would send first their
  • 01:06:45.190 --> 01:06:48.020
  • infantry, thousands who were not
  • 01:06:48.020 --> 01:06:50.190
  • really that well trained but
  • 01:06:50.190 --> 01:06:52.110
  • they would just go and send 'em
  • 01:06:52.110 --> 01:06:53.230
  • out and they would come to
  • 01:06:53.230 --> 01:06:56.220
  • the footmen and he said, "But
  • 01:06:56.250 --> 01:06:59.250
  • the cavalry, the big trained
  • 01:06:59.250 --> 01:07:01.120
  • warhorses, are about to come.
  • 01:07:01.120 --> 01:07:03.250
  • And if you're not able to
  • 01:07:03.250 --> 01:07:05.210
  • withstand these footmen, what
  • 01:07:05.210 --> 01:07:08.060
  • are you going to do when the
  • 01:07:08.060 --> 01:07:09.160
  • whole cavalry's come?"
  • 01:07:09.160 --> 01:07:11.160
  • And what the Lord is saying--I'm
  • 01:07:11.160 --> 01:07:13.130
  • gonna--I wanna encourage you
  • 01:07:13.130 --> 01:07:15.080
  • because the spirit of Elijah is
  • 01:07:15.080 --> 01:07:17.040
  • going to come over his people.
  • 01:07:17.040 --> 01:07:18.230
  • Not just over individuals, but
  • 01:07:18.230 --> 01:07:20.290
  • over the whole corporate body.
  • 01:07:20.290 --> 01:07:23.060
  • Over the church of Jesus Christ.
  • 01:07:25.110 --> 01:07:28.110
  • And you find in 1 Kings 18 that
  • 01:07:28.110 --> 01:07:30.030
  • Elijah has a word for God's
  • 01:07:31.110 --> 01:07:34.110
  • people and God's--for Israel.
  • 01:07:34.110 --> 01:07:35.230
  • But he also has a word for Ahab.
  • 01:07:35.230 --> 01:07:37.030
  • And he says, "Go, because
  • 01:07:37.290 --> 01:07:40.290
  • the rain is coming.
  • 01:07:40.290 --> 01:07:42.080
  • The rain is coming."
  • 01:07:42.080 --> 01:07:43.070
  • And that's what I wanna say over
  • 01:07:43.070 --> 01:07:45.070
  • the nation, over the nations.
  • 01:07:45.070 --> 01:07:47.170
  • The rain is about to come.
  • 01:07:47.170 --> 01:07:49.040
  • And when the rain came, it's
  • 01:07:49.040 --> 01:07:51.030
  • started--about to fall, Elijah
  • 01:07:51.030 --> 01:07:52.160
  • started running.
  • 01:07:52.160 --> 01:07:55.130
  • And as he ran, the warhorses of
  • 01:07:55.130 --> 01:07:57.260
  • Ahab were going down the
  • 01:07:57.260 --> 01:08:00.110
  • mountain.
  • 01:08:00.110 --> 01:08:01.090
  • He outran the warhorses because
  • 01:08:02.110 --> 01:08:05.110
  • the anointing was over him.
  • 01:08:05.110 --> 01:08:07.250
  • The mantle of the glory of God
  • 01:08:07.250 --> 01:08:09.210
  • came over him and the Lord said,
  • 01:08:10.010 --> 01:08:13.010
  • "I am not only getting you ready
  • 01:08:13.010 --> 01:08:14.290
  • for the footmen.
  • 01:08:14.290 --> 01:08:16.110
  • I'm getting you ready for the
  • 01:08:16.110 --> 01:08:17.120
  • horsemen.
  • 01:08:17.120 --> 01:08:18.210
  • And you're going to run.
  • 01:08:18.210 --> 01:08:19.250
  • You're going to run in the
  • 01:08:19.250 --> 01:08:20.240
  • anointing.
  • 01:08:20.240 --> 01:08:21.200
  • You're going to run with might.
  • 01:08:21.200 --> 01:08:22.280
  • You're gonna run with strength.
  • 01:08:22.280 --> 01:08:24.080
  • You're gonna run with
  • 01:08:24.080 --> 01:08:25.000
  • endurance."
  • 01:08:25.000 --> 01:08:26.050
  • And so I pray right now as
  • 01:08:26.050 --> 01:08:28.200
  • the glory is coming that
  • 01:08:28.200 --> 01:08:30.120
  • the power--God says, "You
  • 01:08:30.120 --> 01:08:32.070
  • shall receive power after the
  • 01:08:32.070 --> 01:08:34.100
  • Holy Ghost has come up on you.
  • 01:08:34.100 --> 01:08:36.220
  • And you shall be my witnesses."
  • 01:08:36.220 --> 01:08:38.290
  • And so wherever you are,
  • 01:08:38.290 --> 01:08:40.220
  • in--whether infirmity has come,
  • 01:08:41.060 --> 01:08:44.060
  • whether there is a despondency,
  • 01:08:44.060 --> 01:08:46.120
  • discouragement, where there are
  • 01:08:46.120 --> 01:08:47.190
  • churches that have said, "We
  • 01:08:47.190 --> 01:08:49.040
  • have met this barrier and we
  • 01:08:49.040 --> 01:08:51.020
  • can't handle this," God says,
  • 01:08:51.190 --> 01:08:54.190
  • "Hey, my mantle, the mantle of
  • 01:08:54.190 --> 01:08:56.230
  • Elijah, is gonna come over his
  • 01:08:56.230 --> 01:08:58.070
  • church and you're going to
  • 01:08:58.070 --> 01:08:59.200
  • outrun the horses.
  • 01:08:59.200 --> 01:09:02.110
  • horses." And the power of
  • 01:09:04.240 --> 01:09:06.000
  • the Holy Spirit, the mantle of
  • 01:09:06.000 --> 01:09:08.000
  • Elijah, is coming.
  • 01:09:08.000 --> 01:09:09.120
  • And God says, "Stretch forth
  • 01:09:09.120 --> 01:09:11.070
  • your faith.
  • 01:09:11.070 --> 01:09:12.110
  • Stretch forth your hand."
  • 01:09:12.110 --> 01:09:13.250
  • And signs and wonders are coming
  • 01:09:13.250 --> 01:09:16.040
  • to his people.
  • 01:09:16.040 --> 01:09:17.240
  • And so I see the mantle coming
  • 01:09:17.240 --> 01:09:20.160
  • over people.
  • 01:09:20.160 --> 01:09:21.120
  • There are autistic children, the
  • 01:09:21.120 --> 01:09:23.010
  • autism has come in like a plague
  • 01:09:23.010 --> 01:09:25.230
  • for many homes and I wanna tell
  • 01:09:25.230 --> 01:09:28.030
  • you we have seen--we will send
  • 01:09:28.030 --> 01:09:30.150
  • you stories.
  • 01:09:30.150 --> 01:09:31.150
  • You can look up at our web,
  • 01:09:31.150 --> 01:09:32.240
  • chavdaministries.org, and you'll
  • 01:09:32.240 --> 01:09:34.290
  • find many stories of miracle
  • 01:09:34.290 --> 01:09:36.240
  • healing.
  • 01:09:36.240 --> 01:09:37.220
  • But we are seeing in recent days
  • 01:09:37.220 --> 01:09:39.100
  • so many breakthroughs where
  • 01:09:39.100 --> 01:09:41.170
  • autistic children are concerned.
  • 01:09:41.170 --> 01:09:43.130
  • We had a young man named Daniel
  • 01:09:43.130 --> 01:09:45.150
  • who could--had not spoken for 5
  • 01:09:45.220 --> 01:09:48.220
  • years and his parents brought
  • 01:09:48.220 --> 01:09:50.090
  • him to me and I prayed and he
  • 01:09:50.090 --> 01:09:52.110
  • broke through and I gave him
  • 01:09:53.140 --> 01:09:56.140
  • this "Healing From on High" CD.
  • 01:09:56.140 --> 01:09:58.240
  • I told his mother, "Play that
  • 01:09:58.240 --> 01:10:00.000
  • overnight."
  • 01:10:00.000 --> 01:10:01.010
  • And when he woke up in the
  • 01:10:01.010 --> 01:10:02.170
  • morning, he was talking.
  • 01:10:02.170 --> 01:10:05.120
  • He was--started talking.
  • 01:10:05.120 --> 01:10:07.210
  • And in fact, she played over the
  • 01:10:08.230 --> 01:10:11.230
  • next 2 years she played that CD
  • 01:10:11.230 --> 01:10:14.200
  • over him every night.
  • 01:10:14.200 --> 01:10:15.250
  • And so she--he started calling
  • 01:10:15.250 --> 01:10:17.230
  • me the "Talking Man."
  • 01:10:17.230 --> 01:10:19.080
  • And then they put him in the
  • 01:10:19.080 --> 01:10:22.010
  • genius school.
  • 01:10:22.010 --> 01:10:23.080
  • He's not only--he wasn't
  • 01:10:23.080 --> 01:10:24.050
  • autistic.
  • 01:10:24.050 --> 01:10:25.200
  • The doctor said, "He's--"
  • 01:10:25.200 --> 01:10:27.140
  • No, he wasn't.
  • 01:10:27.140 --> 01:10:28.130
  • He was brilliant.
  • 01:10:28.130 --> 01:10:29.130
  • He was a genius.
  • 01:10:29.130 --> 01:10:30.140
  • And sometimes, there are deaf
  • 01:10:30.140 --> 01:10:32.140
  • and dumb spirits that try to
  • 01:10:32.140 --> 01:10:33.260
  • attack us over our children and
  • 01:10:33.260 --> 01:10:36.000
  • we've gotta take authority.
  • 01:10:36.000 --> 01:10:37.130
  • Pastors, take authority.
  • 01:10:37.130 --> 01:10:39.160
  • Fathers and mothers, take
  • 01:10:39.160 --> 01:10:41.060
  • authority over any yoke that
  • 01:10:41.060 --> 01:10:43.080
  • tries to come over your kids and
  • 01:10:43.080 --> 01:10:45.180
  • over your home.
  • 01:10:45.180 --> 01:10:47.160
  • You've got to stand right now.
  • 01:10:47.160 --> 01:10:49.000
  • You've got to make a stand and
  • 01:10:49.000 --> 01:10:50.200
  • say, "'It's not by might nor by
  • 01:10:50.200 --> 01:10:52.140
  • power but by my Spirit,' said
  • 01:10:52.140 --> 01:10:55.040
  • the Lord.
  • 01:10:55.040 --> 01:10:55.220
  • And every knee bows.
  • 01:10:55.220 --> 01:10:56.260
  • Every tongue confesses that
  • 01:10:56.260 --> 01:10:58.290
  • Jesus is Lord."
  • 01:10:58.290 --> 01:11:00.270
  • And so you rise up from every
  • 01:11:00.270 --> 01:11:03.130
  • yoke of infirmity and say,
  • 01:11:03.130 --> 01:11:05.190
  • "Jesus is my healer," and
  • 01:11:05.190 --> 01:11:08.110
  • he will meet you right there.
  • 01:11:08.110 --> 01:11:10.230
  • So I believe that the Lord is
  • 01:11:10.230 --> 01:11:12.160
  • healing many homes.
  • 01:11:12.160 --> 01:11:15.010
  • That spirits of divorce
  • 01:11:15.010 --> 01:11:16.080
  • are lifting right now.
  • 01:11:16.080 --> 01:11:18.060
  • Where there is despond--divorce
  • 01:11:18.060 --> 01:11:19.260
  • is going right now.
  • 01:11:19.260 --> 01:11:22.150
  • The healing for homes and for
  • 01:11:22.150 --> 01:11:24.190
  • those who are addicted.
  • 01:11:24.190 --> 01:11:26.250
  • I feel tonight, Mark, that there
  • 01:11:26.250 --> 01:11:28.250
  • are people who have--if your
  • 01:11:28.250 --> 01:11:31.000
  • child is drug addicted, we have
  • 01:11:31.000 --> 01:11:33.230
  • seen the Lion of Judah come.
  • 01:11:33.230 --> 01:11:36.090
  • There was a lady who came to our
  • 01:11:36.090 --> 01:11:38.000
  • service and she said, "My son is
  • 01:11:38.000 --> 01:11:39.270
  • so under the drugs that he just
  • 01:11:40.240 --> 01:11:43.240
  • wants to go and get a hit."
  • 01:11:43.240 --> 01:11:45.230
  • And I said, "Well, the lion is
  • 01:11:45.230 --> 01:11:46.260
  • gonna show up."
  • 01:11:46.260 --> 01:11:48.000
  • And literally, he said when he
  • 01:11:48.000 --> 01:11:50.000
  • wanted to go out to get some
  • 01:11:50.000 --> 01:11:51.200
  • crack cocaine, he couldn't.
  • 01:11:51.200 --> 01:11:54.080
  • He said, "Mama, I couldn't open
  • 01:11:54.080 --> 01:11:55.030
  • the door because there was a big
  • 01:11:55.030 --> 01:11:56.130
  • Lion outside.
  • 01:11:56.130 --> 01:11:58.170
  • And I was so scared."
  • 01:11:58.170 --> 01:12:00.120
  • And then he got delivered from
  • 01:12:00.120 --> 01:12:01.240
  • his drugs.
  • 01:12:01.240 --> 01:12:03.160
  • And I wanna tell you the Lion is
  • 01:12:03.160 --> 01:12:05.070
  • gonna show up.
  • 01:12:05.070 --> 01:12:06.110
  • The Lion of the tribe of Judah
  • 01:12:06.110 --> 01:12:08.140
  • is delivering tonight.
  • 01:12:08.140 --> 01:12:09.270
  • That he is roaring over you.
  • 01:12:09.270 --> 01:12:11.270
  • May you pick up that roar.
  • 01:12:11.270 --> 01:12:13.220
  • And I wanna tell you whether you
  • 01:12:13.220 --> 01:12:16.040
  • are a man or a woman, many women
  • 01:12:16.040 --> 01:12:17.180
  • have been designated in this
  • 01:12:17.180 --> 01:12:20.120
  • particular corner.
  • 01:12:20.120 --> 01:12:21.290
  • And they talk about people
  • 01:12:21.290 --> 01:12:23.090
  • groups.
  • 01:12:23.090 --> 01:12:23.290
  • There are women for generations
  • 01:12:23.290 --> 01:12:25.180
  • have been set aside saying, "No,
  • 01:12:25.180 --> 01:12:27.160
  • you can--you just wear a head
  • 01:12:27.160 --> 01:12:30.090
  • covering.
  • 01:12:30.090 --> 01:12:30.280
  • You do this.
  • 01:12:30.280 --> 01:12:31.180
  • You can't do this."
  • 01:12:31.180 --> 01:12:32.210
  • And I wanna tell you for the
  • 01:12:32.210 --> 01:12:34.260
  • women out there that God wants
  • 01:12:34.260 --> 01:12:37.050
  • to bless his daughters just as
  • 01:12:37.050 --> 01:12:39.010
  • much as his sons.
  • 01:12:39.010 --> 01:12:41.040
  • That he is anointing his
  • 01:12:41.040 --> 01:12:42.080
  • daughters.
  • 01:12:42.080 --> 01:12:43.060
  • He is setting the women free
  • 01:12:43.060 --> 01:12:45.290
  • just as much as the men.
  • 01:12:45.290 --> 01:12:47.200
  • So there are powers of healing
  • 01:12:47.200 --> 01:12:49.120
  • tonight at this Lenten season,
  • 01:12:49.120 --> 01:12:50.250
  • as Bishop pointed out, that
  • 01:12:50.250 --> 01:12:52.130
  • there is--we are going to see
  • 01:12:52.140 --> 01:12:55.140
  • a fresh--the blessing of
  • 01:12:55.140 --> 01:12:58.060
  • the exchange at Calvary.
  • 01:12:58.060 --> 01:12:59.250
  • By his stripes we are healed.
  • 01:13:00.280 --> 01:13:03.280
  • And it means not just
  • 01:13:03.280 --> 01:13:05.070
  • individually, but we as a people
  • 01:13:05.070 --> 01:13:07.190
  • got, by his stripes,
  • 01:13:07.190 --> 01:13:09.080
  • we are healed.
  • 01:13:09.080 --> 01:13:11.000
  • And we gotta stand and extend
  • 01:13:11.000 --> 01:13:13.140
  • the kingdom of God.
  • 01:13:13.140 --> 01:13:14.230
  • This is the time where God wants
  • 01:13:14.230 --> 01:13:16.160
  • to give us more territory.
  • 01:13:16.160 --> 01:13:18.230
  • God wants to give us more souls.
  • 01:13:18.230 --> 01:13:20.210
  • God wants to give revivals for
  • 01:13:21.010 --> 01:13:24.010
  • pastors, for churches, that
  • 01:13:24.010 --> 01:13:26.240
  • those under the yoke of debt who
  • 01:13:26.240 --> 01:13:28.240
  • are saying, "What are we gonna
  • 01:13:28.240 --> 01:13:30.210
  • do about this building program?"
  • 01:13:30.210 --> 01:13:32.170
  • I wanna tell you there are--we
  • 01:13:32.170 --> 01:13:34.100
  • have seen so many supernatural
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  • miracles where finance is a
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  • concern that--so Christ took the
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  • poverty curse on himself so that
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  • we, through his poverty,
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  • might be rich.
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  • That's what 2 Corinthians 8:9
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  • and 9:8 says, that we are
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  • made rich through his stripes.
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  • So there is a powerful glory
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  • exchange happening tonight.
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  • And we want you to just reach
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  • out and touch that screen, touch
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  • whatever, and touch your body,
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  • and start walking.
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  • Start dancing.
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  • Start glorifying and praising
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  • the name of Jesus.
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  • - Mark: For those of you that
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  • are watching that have said, "I
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  • don't know what all this is
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  • about.
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  • I wanna know what all this is
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  • about."
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  • 1 Corinthians 15 is perhaps the
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  • first description of the gospel
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  • ever written in terms of
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  • the early manuscripts.
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  • 1 Corinthians was written before
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  • the Gospel of Mark, before the
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  • Gospel of Matthew, before the
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  • Gospel of Luke, certainly before
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  • the Gospel of John.
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  • It's the first letter that
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  • we--at least from what most
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  • historians say.
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  • And here's the simple message of
  • 01:14:46.050 --> 01:14:47.240
  • the gospel.
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  • 1 Corinthians 15, it says Christ
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  • died for your sins according to
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  • the Scripture.
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  • He was buried.
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  • On the 3rd day, he rose again
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  • from the dead according
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  • to the Scripture.
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  • And appeared to many.
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  • And it goes on to tell us--Paul
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  • goes on to tell us that he
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  • appeared first to Peter.
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  • But then he appeared to his
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  • half-brother, James.
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  • Now, you have to understand,
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  • James, who wrote the Epistle of
  • 01:15:16.010 --> 01:15:17.110
  • James, James the Just, was not
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  • a believer before the
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  • Resurrection.
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  • He was opposed to his brother.
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  • So imagine, a man gets back up,
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  • not resuscitated, but
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  • resurrected, and says, "Yo, bro,
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  • it's me."
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  • You'd get converted.
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  • Resurrection will convert you,
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  • okay?
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  • We don't believe as Bultmann and
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  • Nietzsche and Bornholm told us
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  • in their whole demythologizing
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  • of Scripture that there didn't
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  • really happen a Resurrection.
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  • We don't believe in some
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  • spiritual mist that changed and
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  • they all of a sudden changed
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  • their story.
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  • This man got up from the grave.
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  • Jesus came back from the dead,
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  • not resuscitated
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  • but resurrected.
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  • The beginning of new creation
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  • happened at Resurrection and the
  • 01:16:01.240 --> 01:16:04.000
  • gospel is that he died according
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  • to the Scripture, was buried,
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  • and was raised on the 3rd day.
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  • Now, I promise you, if you--now,
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  • I've got a Bible in here.
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  • This is my iPad but just make
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  • believe it's my Bible.
  • 01:16:13.200 --> 01:16:15.070
  • There's 26 versions in here.
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  • I promise you, if you go from
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  • Genesis to Malachi, you will not
  • 01:16:18.190 --> 01:16:20.200
  • find a literal story about
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  • the cross, the burial,
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  • and the Resurrection.
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  • But what you will find from
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  • Genesis 1 all the way to Malachi
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  • 4 are the metaphors, the
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  • symbols, the obscure signs that
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  • tell the story in narrative form
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  • and you have to learn to put
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  • them together.
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  • You've gotta understand Samson,
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  • the mighty bridegroom who goes
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  • after a Gentile bride.
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  • You have to understand on the
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  • 3rd day that the dry land
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  • appeared.
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  • It was raised up out of the
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  • watery grave of chaos.
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  • The burial.
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  • The death, the burial, and the
  • 01:16:51.270 --> 01:16:53.190
  • Resurrection of Christ is told
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  • in many ways in metaphors in a
  • 01:16:55.070 --> 01:16:57.170
  • Hebrew narrative from Genesis to
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  • Malachi.
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  • And when Jesus comes and says,
  • 01:17:01.050 --> 01:17:02.250
  • "I'm the fulfillment of all
  • 01:17:02.250 --> 01:17:04.090
  • that," every expectation that
  • 01:17:04.090 --> 01:17:06.190
  • was contrary to goodness and
  • 01:17:06.190 --> 01:17:08.090
  • mercy are shattered and he
  • 01:17:08.090 --> 01:17:10.000
  • fulfills it.
  • 01:17:10.000 --> 01:17:11.050
  • And you're watching right now
  • 01:17:11.050 --> 01:17:13.090
  • and you have never said "Yes" to
  • 01:17:13.090 --> 01:17:15.110
  • Jesus.
  • 01:17:15.110 --> 01:17:17.020
  • You've been holding out.
  • 01:17:17.020 --> 01:17:19.100
  • And yet something tonight has
  • 01:17:19.100 --> 01:17:20.280
  • touched your heart.
  • 01:17:20.280 --> 01:17:22.060
  • Something from Bishop Clayton,
  • 01:17:22.060 --> 01:17:23.070
  • something from Dr. Earl,
  • 01:17:23.070 --> 01:17:25.050
  • something from Dr. Mahesh, has
  • 01:17:25.050 --> 01:17:26.270
  • touched your heart and you've
  • 01:17:26.270 --> 01:17:27.230
  • said, "There's something about
  • 01:17:27.230 --> 01:17:29.190
  • this that's moving me."
  • 01:17:29.190 --> 01:17:31.040
  • I wanna tell you it's not
  • 01:17:31.040 --> 01:17:31.280
  • something about this that's
  • 01:17:31.280 --> 01:17:33.050
  • moving you.
  • 01:17:33.050 --> 01:17:34.130
  • There is someone, the third
  • 01:17:34.130 --> 01:17:36.090
  • person of the Godhead, the Holy
  • 01:17:36.090 --> 01:17:37.200
  • Spirit, sent by the Father and
  • 01:17:37.280 --> 01:17:40.280
  • the Son to convince us, to
  • 01:17:41.010 --> 01:17:44.010
  • convince us to conquer us,
  • 01:17:44.010 --> 01:17:46.180
  • because to be convicted is to be
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  • conquered.
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  • To be conquered in relationship
  • 01:17:49.130 --> 01:17:50.170
  • to sin, righteousness,
  • 01:17:50.170 --> 01:17:52.080
  • and judgment.
  • 01:17:52.080 --> 01:17:53.010
  • To bring us to a place of being
  • 01:17:53.010 --> 01:17:54.230
  • conquered by the love of Christ.
  • 01:17:54.230 --> 01:17:56.160
  • God loves you.
  • 01:17:56.160 --> 01:17:57.290
  • God loves you.
  • 01:17:57.290 --> 01:17:59.100
  • And Christ was sent to
  • 01:17:59.100 --> 01:18:02.070
  • experience in vulnerability and
  • 01:18:02.070 --> 01:18:04.270
  • shame, the oppression and
  • 01:18:04.270 --> 01:18:07.130
  • violence of evil, so that you
  • 01:18:07.130 --> 01:18:09.280
  • could live in a world of peace
  • 01:18:10.010 --> 01:18:13.010
  • and shalom.
  • 01:18:13.010 --> 01:18:14.200
  • Nothing missing, nothing broken.
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  • The absence of all things
  • 01:18:17.160 --> 01:18:19.070
  • harmful, the presence of all
  • 01:18:19.070 --> 01:18:21.130
  • things beneficial.
  • 01:18:21.130 --> 01:18:23.100
  • That's the heart of the Father
  • 01:18:23.100 --> 01:18:25.020
  • for you.
  • 01:18:25.020 --> 01:18:26.200
  • If you wanna know what the heart
  • 01:18:26.200 --> 01:18:27.130
  • of the Father is, look at what
  • 01:18:27.130 --> 01:18:29.020
  • the Son did at Calvary.
  • 01:18:29.020 --> 01:18:31.070
  • "For God so loved the world that
  • 01:18:31.180 --> 01:18:34.180
  • he gave his only begotten Son
  • 01:18:34.180 --> 01:18:37.080
  • that whosoever should believe in
  • 01:18:37.080 --> 01:18:39.150
  • him should not perish but have
  • 01:18:39.150 --> 01:18:42.110
  • everlasting life.
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  • For God did not send his Son
  • 01:18:43.180 --> 01:18:45.090
  • into the world to condemn the
  • 01:18:45.090 --> 01:18:46.280
  • world but that through him the
  • 01:18:46.280 --> 01:18:49.180
  • world," see, it's not just you
  • 01:18:49.180 --> 01:18:51.250
  • and me.
  • 01:18:51.250 --> 01:18:52.260
  • God wants to save the whole
  • 01:18:52.260 --> 01:18:54.080
  • world.
  • 01:18:54.080 --> 01:18:56.150
  • God's up to something good.
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  • But God can't do for you what
  • 01:18:59.040 --> 01:19:02.060
  • you refuse to let him do.
  • 01:19:02.060 --> 01:19:04.210
  • God will never override
  • 01:19:04.210 --> 01:19:06.020
  • your will.
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  • God will never force himself
  • 01:19:07.110 --> 01:19:10.060
  • into anyone's life.
  • 01:19:10.060 --> 01:19:12.130
  • While he has completed the work,
  • 01:19:12.130 --> 01:19:14.210
  • until you embrace that he's
  • 01:19:14.210 --> 01:19:17.110
  • completed it and embraced him,
  • 01:19:17.110 --> 01:19:19.020
  • it won't be complete in you.
  • 01:19:19.020 --> 01:19:21.050
  • And so I want to invite you
  • 01:19:21.050 --> 01:19:23.060
  • if you've never surrendered
  • 01:19:23.060 --> 01:19:24.170
  • to Christ, do it right now.
  • 01:19:24.170 --> 01:19:27.030
  • You can simply just say,
  • 01:19:27.030 --> 01:19:27.250
  • "Lord Jesus, I surrender.
  • 01:19:27.250 --> 01:19:29.290
  • I come to you.
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  • I want to be part of what
  • 01:19:31.110 --> 01:19:33.160
  • you're doing in the earth.
  • 01:19:33.160 --> 01:19:35.060
  • I wanna be part of the new
  • 01:19:35.060 --> 01:19:37.090
  • creation that you began when you
  • 01:19:37.090 --> 01:19:38.260
  • got up from the grave on the 3rd
  • 01:19:38.260 --> 01:19:40.130
  • day after you were crucified.
  • 01:19:40.130 --> 01:19:42.250
  • I want my life to be a life that
  • 01:19:42.250 --> 01:19:44.110
  • counts for your glory."
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  • It's just that simple.
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  • Ask him to forgive you.
  • 01:19:48.170 --> 01:19:49.240
  • He'll forgive you.
  • 01:19:49.240 --> 01:19:50.230
  • He loves you.
  • 01:19:50.230 --> 01:19:51.240
  • I don't care what you've done.
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  • There's nothing God won't
  • 01:19:53.050 --> 01:19:54.210
  • forgive.
  • 01:19:54.210 --> 01:19:55.280
  • He loves you.
  • 01:19:55.280 --> 01:19:57.180
  • And so I just invite you, pray
  • 01:19:57.180 --> 01:20:00.080
  • that prayer and if you pray that
  • 01:20:00.080 --> 01:20:02.060
  • prayer call that number on the
  • 01:20:02.060 --> 01:20:04.010
  • screen, let one of our prayer
  • 01:20:04.010 --> 01:20:05.280
  • partners know that you just
  • 01:20:05.280 --> 01:20:07.170
  • prayed and surrendered your life
  • 01:20:07.170 --> 01:20:09.230
  • to Jesus because we wanna put
  • 01:20:09.230 --> 01:20:11.250
  • something in your hand to help
  • 01:20:11.250 --> 01:20:13.090
  • you take the next easiest step
  • 01:20:13.090 --> 01:20:14.290
  • in this journey of salvation,
  • 01:20:14.290 --> 01:20:17.280
  • where you get connected to the
  • 01:20:17.280 --> 01:20:19.220
  • we that is sitting at the table
  • 01:20:19.220 --> 01:20:22.060
  • because there's a seat at the
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  • table for you.
  • 01:20:23.160 --> 01:20:25.030
  • There's a seat at the table for
  • 01:20:25.030 --> 01:20:26.250
  • you.
  • 01:20:26.250 --> 01:20:28.020
  • Call that number now.
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  • Right now, do it right now.
  • 01:20:29.130 --> 01:20:30.260
  • Call that number.
  • 01:20:30.260 --> 01:20:32.160
  • Call the prayer partner.
  • 01:20:32.160 --> 01:20:33.260
  • Let them know you want further
  • 01:20:33.260 --> 01:20:35.160
  • prayer but let them know you
  • 01:20:35.160 --> 01:20:36.240
  • just surrendered your life
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  • to the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • On behalf of Jan and Matt and
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  • Laurie, I wanna thank our
  • 01:20:43.170 --> 01:20:44.140
  • amazing guests tonight.
  • 01:20:44.140 --> 01:20:46.050
  • Bishop Johnson,
  • 01:20:46.050 --> 01:20:46.290
  • thank you for your testimony.
  • 01:20:46.290 --> 01:20:49.000
  • Thank you for your ministry.
  • 01:20:49.000 --> 01:20:50.080
  • Dr. Earl, I thank you for your
  • 01:20:50.080 --> 01:20:52.240
  • brilliance and for your
  • 01:20:52.240 --> 01:20:53.240
  • articulation of the gospel.
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  • Deeply appreciated.
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  • Mahesh, thank you for your
  • 01:20:56.060 --> 01:20:57.190
  • willingness to share
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  • in the faith of God
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  • and what God's doing.
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  • All of them, you wanna
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  • explore all their resources,
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  • go to their websites,
  • 01:21:05.180 --> 01:21:06.150
  • get their books and take this
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  • a little bit further because
  • 01:21:08.270 --> 01:21:10.270
  • God wants to take you further.
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  • Until next time, this
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  • is Dr. Mark Chironna reminding
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  • you keep praising the Lord.
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  • - announcer: Imagine.
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  • Imagine, a place where you
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  • can see the Bible come to life.
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  • From the Garden of Eden
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  • of David and Bathsheba, one of
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  • the Old Testament prophets,
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  • Imagine seeing the transforming
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  • in those you've only read about.
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  • Imagine being an eye witness to
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  • and his final victory.
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  • Imagine being in the Upper Room
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  • for Communion, following Jesus
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  • into baptism, walking through
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  • historic and peaceful gardens
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  • or praying at the Wailing Wall.
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  • Imagine seeing the great scenes
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  • from the life of Jesus depicted
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  • in stunning fashion.
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  • Imagine the journey of
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  • God's Word through the ages,
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  • from tablets to scrolls
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  • to the printing press.
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  • Imagine the life and work
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  • of angels yesterday and today.
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  • Imagine being in the Ark
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  • or the belly of a whale,
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  • crossing the Red Sea or
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  • walking on the water with Jesus.
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  • Imagine this.
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  • [music]
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  • And then see it at the Holy Land
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  • Experience in Orlando, Florida.
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  • Plus, Miracle Moments,
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  • the Jerusalem model,
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  • Bethlehem, the Jesus Boat,
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  • the Stations of the Cross.
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  • Special guest speakers
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  • and musicians.
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  • The stunning Church of
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  • and the Crystal Living Waters.
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  • Can you imagine it?
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  • Then live it.
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  • Imagine yourself
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  • at TBN's Holy Land Experience
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