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January 14, 2019
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Pillar of Hope

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  • - JOY AND PEACE CAN BE YOURS AS YOU LIVE BY THE
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  • TRUTHS OF GOD'S WORD.
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  • HE PROMISES TO BE WITH YOU THROUGH ANYTHING THAT
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  • COMES YOUR WAY.
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  • YOU CAN OVERFLOW WITH HOPE BY THE POWER OF THE
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  • HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • IF GOD IS FOR YOU, WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU?
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  • MATT CROUCH: THE MESSAGE WE WANT TO GO TO THE
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  • GLOBAL NETWORKS OF TBN AND TO OUR AUDIENCE IS
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  • THAT THEY CAN LIVE A BLESSED LIFE, THAT THEY
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  • CAN DO THAT IN A SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY WAY, THAT
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  • ULTIMATELY THEY WILL BE EMPOWERED BY THE GOSPEL
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  • OF GRACE SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE A HOPE FILLED LIFE.
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  • THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO MESSAGE OUT TO THE
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  • NETWORKS OF TBN AND THOSE THAT ARE VIEWING.
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  • - IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE CHURCH, SIMON PETER,
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  • CONSIDERED A PILLAR AMONG THE LEADERS SPOKE
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  • CONFIDENTLY ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST EMPOWERED BY
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  • THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • IN OUR DAY, MEN OF GOD HAVE RISEN TO SPEAK TO
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  • THIS GENERATION.
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: DON'T YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?
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  • YOU HAVE SO MUCH IN YOU.
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  • YOU ARE FULL OF TALENT, GIFTS, CREATIVITY.
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  • DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST.
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  • HAVING HOPE DOESN'T MEAN THAT EVERY DAY IS GOING
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  • TO BE PERFECT AND YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO BE
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  • CHALLENGES BUT IT'S COMING BACK TO THAT PLACE
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  • OF PEACE TO SAY GOD, I KNOW YOU'RE STILL ON
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  • THE THRONE.
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  • WHEN YOU STAY ANCHORED TO HOPE, HE'LL SHOW UP IN
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  • YOUR LIFE IN WAYS YOU'VE NEVER IMAGINED.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS, YOU TOO CAN LIVE A
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  • LIFE OF HOPE EMPOWERED BY THE LIVING GOD.
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  • THESE PRINCIPLES CAN BECOME YOUR PILLARS FOR LIFE.
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • - WOW.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: WELCOME TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
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  • HOPE AND GRACE ARE REPRESENTED ON THIS
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  • PRAISE PROGRAM.
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  • THE IDEA OF WAKING UP TO HOPE.
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  • WHY IS THAT A GOOD IDEA?
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  • - YOU KNOW, MAN, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT HOW WE
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  • START THE DAY MANY TIMES DETERMINES WHAT KIND OF
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  • DAY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE, AND I THINK IT'S EASY
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  • SOMETIMES YOU START THE DAY OFF KIND OF IN THE
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  • BLAHS AND JUST I DON'T FEEL LIKE GOING TO WORK
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  • AND I GOT THESE PROBLEMS, BUT YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO
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  • FOLLOW YOUR THOUGHTS SO I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT
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  • TO GET UP WITH THAT GRATEFUL ATTITUDE.
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  • SAY GOD, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER DAY.
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  • AND JUST GET YOUR MIND GOING IN THE RIGHT
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  • DIRECTION I'VE LEARNED YOUR LIFE WILL GO IN THE
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  • RIGHT DIRECTION, SO I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT
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  • RIGHT AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF THE DAY JUST
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  • TO SET THE TONE, AND NO BETTER WAY TO SET IT THAN
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  • TO BE HOPE FILLED.
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  • I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS SCRIPTURE, IT SAYS THE
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  • PATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS GETS BRIGHTER
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  • AND BRIGHTER.
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  • I BELIEVE GOD WANTS US TO GO FURTHER AND FURTHER,
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  • GET BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER, NOT GET STUCK
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  • WHERE WE ARE BUT A NEW DAY OF VICTORY SO LET'S
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  • TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF GOD.
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • - VICTORIA OSTEEN: YOU KNOW WE'RE SO BLESSED IN
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  • THIS COUNTRY TO BE ABLE TO WAKE UP AND TURN ON
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  • THE TELEVISION, TO BE ABLE TO WAKE UP TO HOPE
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  • AND TO GRACE, AND I LOVE THAT SO MUCH BECAUSE YOU
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  • KNOW, SOMETIMES YOU CAN HAVE SO MUCH YOU CAN TAKE
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  • IT FOR GRANTED.
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  • AND I JUST THINK IT'S A TIME TO BE GRATEFUL.
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  • IT'S A TIME TO COUNT OUR BLESSINGS, NOT TO JUST
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  • TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED BUT TO REALLY SAY HEY,
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  • YOU KNOW, THIS IS A LUXURY TO BE ABLE TO TURN
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  • ON THE TV AND REMIND MYSELF THAT THERE IS
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  • HOPE, THAT I'VE GOT A FUTURE, THAT IF I'LL KEEP
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  • PRESSING ON THAT GOD WILL GET ME TO WHERE I
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  • NEED TO BE.
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  • YOU KNOW, NOT EVERY DAY IS THE PERFECT DAY, BUT
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  • EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY WHEN YOU HAVE GOD IN IT
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  • SO I LOVE THAT.
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANY REASON IN THE NATURAL TO
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  • BE HOPEFUL.
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  • DOESN'T LOOK LIKE YOU'LL GET WELL, MEET THE RIGHT
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  • PERSON, START YOUR BUSINESS.
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  • YOU HAVE TO DO LIKE DAVID AND HOPE IN THE LORD.
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  • DON'T PUT YOUR HOPE IN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • THEY MAY NOT TURN OUT THE WAY YOU THOUGHT.
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  • DON'T PUT YOUR HOPE IN PEOPLE.
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  • THEY MAY LET YOU DOWN.
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  • DON'T PUT YOUR HOPE IN YOUR CAREER.
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  • THINGS MAY CHANGE.
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  • PUT YOUR HOPE IN THE LORD, IN THE GOD WHO
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  • SPOKE WORLDS INTO EXISTENCE, IN THE GOD WHO
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  • FLUNG STARS INTO SPACE.
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - THE PILLARS FOR LIFE INCLUDE MESSAGES
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  • PRESENTED BY PASTORS ROBERT MORRIS AND
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  • LEON FONTAINE.
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  • MATT AND LAURIE JOIN THEM FROM COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS.
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  • - HOPE IS A DYNAMIC THAT HAS REALLY CHANGED A LOT
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  • OF PEOPLE THAT WE KNOW THAT HOPE, IF WE THINK UP
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  • IN THE CONTEXT OF CHRISTIAN TV WHEN WE
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  • THINK OF HOPE WE THINK OF JOEL OSTEEN, AND
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  • JOEL'S PROGRAM IS VERY HIGHLY RATED ON THIS
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  • NETWORK AND BEYOND THIS NETWORK, AND HE HAS SOME
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  • 20 MILLION VIEWERS A WEEK.
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  • AND WE HAVE FOUND OUT STATISTICALLY HALF OF
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  • THEM ARE NOT CHURCHED.
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  • HALF OF THEM ARE NOT CHRISTIANS, AND SO THE
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  • IDEA THAT HAVING HOPE PERMEATE THE LIVES OF
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  • PEOPLE, WAKE UP TO HOPE AND WAKE UP TO GRACE.
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  • SO HOPE AND GRACE.
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  • PASTOR ROBERT, I JUST WANTED TO ASK YOUR
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  • THOUGHTS ON THE OTHER PILLARS OF HOPE.
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  • WHY HOPE?
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  • WHY DO WE NEED IT?
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  • WHAT IS IT ACTIVATING AND THE IMPORTANCE IN YOUR
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  • MIND OF HOPE?
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  • - ROBERT MORRIS: WELL, HOPE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
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  • IT'S SOMETHING GOD PUT IN US.
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  • ROMANS TELLS US HOPE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT, SO WHEN
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  • YOU THINK ABOUT I LOVE GRAMMAR AS YOU KNOW AND
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  • YOU'VE HEARD ME SAY THAT, AND WORDS, I LIKE TO
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  • BREAK THEM DOWN.
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  • DISAPPOINT IS A -IT'S AGAINST APPOINTMENT, AND
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  • GOD HAS APPOINTED US LIKE A MISSED APPOINTMENT,
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  • MISAPPOINT SOMETHING, SO HOPE DOESN'T DISAPPOINT.
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  • WE CAN LIVE WITH THAT JOY OF THE LORD.
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  • THEN YOU'VE GOT THE OLD TESTAMENT SAYING HOPE
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  • DEFERRED MAKES THE HEART SICK, SO IT'S IMPORTANT
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  • TO UNDERSTAND THAT, SO GOD BUILT HOPE IN US.
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  • JUST A BRIEF THING ON THAT, OUR SOCIETY TODAY
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  • DOESN'T HAVE MUCH HOPE.
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  • AND THE REASON WE DON'T ONE OF THE REASONS IS
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  • BECAUSE WE BUY SO MUCH ON CREDIT, AND SO INSTEAD OF
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  • HOPING THAT ONE DAY I'LL BE ABLE TO DO THIS, WE
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  • JUST GO DOWN AND BUY IT THEN PAY IT OFF, SO WE
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  • ARE A HOPE DEFERRED SOCIETY.
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  • SO WHEN JOEL OSTEEN STANDS UP IN SUCH A GREAT
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  • WAY AND HE TELLS US ABOUT HOPE, THAT'S WHAT'S
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  • RESONATING WITH 20 MILLION PEOPLE.
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  • I WAS WITH JOEL ONE TIME AT THE CHURCH I WAS
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  • SPEAKING, AND AT THAT TIME -AND IT MAY HAVE
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  • CHANGED-- ABOUT 100.000 PEOPLE A MONTH WERE
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  • ACCEPTING CHRIST, AND I HAD HEARD THE SAME THING
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  • THAT HALF THE PEOPLE THAT WATCH HIM
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  • DON'T KNOW CHRIST.
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  • AND THE WORLD NEEDS THE MESSAGE OF HOPE, SO FOR
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  • THAT TO BE A PILLAR OF TBN IS EXTREMELY,
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  • EXTREMELY EXCITING TO ME BECAUSE WHEN WE LOOK
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  • AROUND, WE CAN SEE A LOT OF THINGS NOT TO BE
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  • HOPEFUL ABOUT, BUT JESUS IS OUR HOPE.
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  • - LEON, JUST THE THOUGHT OF HOPE IN THE HEARTS OF
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  • PEOPLE, THIS PILLAR THAT WE'VE RECOGNIZED, YOUR
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  • THOUGHTS ON HOPE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF IT.
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  • - YOU KNOW, FAITH IS IN THE NOW, AND SO ANY TIME
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  • WE'RE BELIEVING GOD FOR SOMETHING, IT'S FAITH IS.
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  • HOPE IS IN THE FUTURE.
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  • WHEN YOU LOOK AHEAD AND SAY IS THERE HOPE FOR MY
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  • KIDS WHEN THEY'RE TEENAGERS?
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  • IS THERE GOING TO BE HOPE IN THE YEARS THAT ARE
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  • AHEAD WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT THINGS, AND
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  • IT'S SO TRUE THAT HOPE IS THIS CONFIDENT
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  • EXPECTATION, AND WE NEED TO HAVE THAT REGARDLESS
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  • OF WHO BECOMES THE PRESIDENT, REGARDLESS OF
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  • WHAT GOES ON.
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  • THIS HOPE, IT'S THE ANCHOR TO OUR SOUL,
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  • THAT'LL NEVER LET US DOWN REGARDLESS OF WHERE
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  • TRIBUTARIES MAY COME OR GO THAT THIS HOPE, IT
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  • JUST SECURES US, IT ANCHORS US AS WE BELIEVE
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  • GOD EACH DAY FOR THE MIRACLES THAT WE NEED.
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • [ MUSIC ]
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  • - HOPE THAT'S CHANGED A GENERATION.
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  • YOU KNOW, I WAS SITTING HERE THINKING OF THIS
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  • EARLIER TODAY THAT JOEL REALLY DOES REPRESENT
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  • KIND OF THE ROBERT SCHULLER, NORMAN VINCENT
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  • PEALE OF OUR GENERATION.
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  • LET'S GET INTO REALLY KIND OF THE GUTS OF WHY
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  • YOUR MESSAGE IS HELPING SHAPE THE SECOND
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  • GENERATION OF CHRISTIAN TELEVISION.
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  • WE'RE JUST SO HAPPY -BAY, WE REALIZE WE'RE SITTING
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  • IN THE STUDIO WITH JOEL AND JOSEPH, RIGHT?
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  • YOU GET THAT RIGHT?
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  • [ APPLAUSE ]
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  • - WELL, MATT, LET ME SEE.
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  • WE'RE SO BLESSED TO BE WITH YOU GUYS AND TO SEE
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  • THE NEXT GENERATION STEPPING UP, SO WE JUST
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  • HONOR WHAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING, AND YOU'RE TALKING
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  • ABOUT YOUR MOM AND DAD IT ALWAYS MAKES ME THINK
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  • BACK BECAUSE I KNOW I'M REAPING A LOT OF THE
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  • SEEDS THAT MY PARENTS HAVE SOWN OF 40 YEARS AT
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  • LAKEWOOD IN HOUSTON, BUT YOU KNOW, I GUESS MY
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  • THING, MATT, IS I GO BACK I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD
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  • BE DOING THIS, AND SO ALL THOSE YEARS BEHIND THE
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  • SCENES GOD WAS GETTING ME PREPARED, BUT WHEN I DID
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  • TAKE OVER FOR MY PARENTS SOME PEOPLE SAID WELL,
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  • WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BE VERY HOPEFUL, VERY
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  • POSITIVE, BUT YOU KNOW IT'S JUST WHO I WAS TO
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  • BEGIN WITH.
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  • SO IT DIDN'T -NOTHING REALLY CHANGED FOR ME.
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  • THIS IS JUST WHAT CAME UP OUT OF ME, AND I THINK
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  • WHERE IT RESONATES WITH PEOPLE IS I DON'T HAVE TO
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  • TELL YOU BUT LIFE HAS A WAY OF PUSHING US ALL DOWN.
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  • WE ALL GO THROUGH JUST LIFE, HEALTH,
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  • RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, FINANCIAL ISSUES, AND IT
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  • SEEMS LIKE MATT, THE MORE I TELL PEOPLE THAT YOU
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  • KNOW WHAT, YOU CAN RISE HIGHER, YOU CAN OVERCOME
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  • THAT ADDICTION, YOU CAN FULFILL YOUR DREAMS, IT
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  • SPEAKS TO WHAT'S REALLY ON THE INSIDE OF EACH ONE
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  • OF US BECAUSE GOD WANTS US TO RISE HIGHER
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  • AND TO OVERCOME.
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  • SO I DON'T KNOW, AGAIN I STAND HERE AMAZED AT
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  • WHERE GOD'S TAKEN US BUT IT'S A SIMPLE MESSAGE,
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  • BUT I GO BACK TO THIS, YOU NOTE SCRIPTURE SAYS
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  • FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR.
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  • YOU CAN'T HAVE FAITH IF YOU DON'T FIRST HAVE
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  • HOPE, SO I FEEL LIKE WHAT WE'RE CALLED TO DO,
  • 00:10:15.280 --> 00:10:18.000
  • VICTORIA AND I THAT IS, IS TO THROW THAT WIDE NET
  • 00:10:18.020 --> 00:10:20.120
  • OF HOPE AND LET PEOPLE KNOW LIKE YOU WERE
  • 00:10:20.140 --> 00:10:23.000
  • SAYING, LAURIE, THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO RISE HIGHER
  • 00:10:23.020 --> 00:10:24.290
  • AND I THINK JUST A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE PUSHED DOWN,
  • 00:10:25.010 --> 00:10:27.090
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:10:27.110 --> 00:10:29.060
  • I BELIEVE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO PUSH PEOPLE UP AND
  • 00:10:29.080 --> 00:10:31.050
  • PUSH THEM INTO THEIR DESTINY, SO THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:10:31.070 --> 00:10:32.190
  • OUR MINISTRY IS ABOUT.
  • 00:10:32.210 --> 00:10:34.060
  • [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:10:34.080 --> 00:10:37.280
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:10:38.000 --> 00:10:40.060
  • AND YOU KNOW THE BIBLE ALSO TALKS ABOUT HOPE
  • 00:10:40.080 --> 00:10:42.110
  • BEING AN ANCHOR, IT'S AN ANCHOR FOR OUR SOUL.
  • 00:10:42.130 --> 00:10:44.070
  • AND IF YOU CAN GIVE PEOPLE HOPE, YOU KNOW, IT
  • 00:10:44.090 --> 00:10:46.120
  • ANCHORS THEM TO SOMETHING, IT CAUSES THE
  • 00:10:46.140 --> 00:10:48.110
  • TRUST AND THE FAITH TO BE ABLE TO BE PRODUCED IN
  • 00:10:48.130 --> 00:10:50.120
  • THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:10:50.140 --> 00:10:52.190
  • THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS IN THIS LIFE THAT ARE
  • 00:10:52.210 --> 00:10:54.250
  • TRYING TO GET US OFF COURSE.
  • 00:10:54.270 --> 00:10:57.020
  • THERE'S SO MUCH DOUBT.
  • 00:10:57.040 --> 00:11:00.060
  • THERE IS SO MUCH DOUBT AND UNBELIEF EVERYWHERE WE
  • 00:11:00.080 --> 00:11:02.220
  • LOOK THAT WE HAVE TO BE ANCHORED TO THIS HOPE IN
  • 00:11:02.240 --> 00:11:05.060
  • JESUS CHRIST, AND YOU KNOW, THERE'S CURRENTS
  • 00:11:05.080 --> 00:11:08.140
  • ALL THE TIME, AND IT'S LIKE I REMEMBER WHEN I
  • 00:11:08.160 --> 00:11:10.060
  • WAS A GIRL AND I WOULD GO RUN OUT INTO THE WATER
  • 00:11:10.080 --> 00:11:12.180
  • FROM THE BEACH AND BE PLAYING AROUND IN THE
  • 00:11:12.200 --> 00:11:15.040
  • WATER AND BEFORE I KNEW IT I'D LOOK BACK UP ON
  • 00:11:15.060 --> 00:11:17.180
  • THE BEACH AND I COULDN'T FOUND WHERE MY PARENTS
  • 00:11:17.200 --> 00:11:20.070
  • WERE, WHERE THE TOWELS WERE BECAUSE THE CURRENTS
  • 00:11:20.090 --> 00:11:24.080
  • HAD CAUSED ME TO DRIFT WAY DOWN THE BEACH AND I
  • 00:11:24.100 --> 00:11:26.150
  • DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE IT, AND I THINK IF WE'RE NOT
  • 00:11:26.170 --> 00:11:29.010
  • CAREFUL THE CURRENTS OF LIFE, CIRCUMSTANCES WILL
  • 00:11:29.030 --> 00:11:31.150
  • GET US TO DRIFT OFF COURSE, AND THAT'S WHY WE
  • 00:11:31.170 --> 00:11:33.200
  • CAN COME BACK TO CENTER WITH JESUS CHRIST NO
  • 00:11:33.220 --> 00:11:35.190
  • MATTER WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:11:35.210 --> 00:11:38.150
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:11:38.170 --> 00:11:46.090
  • - AN ANCHOR IS SOMETHING THAT HOLDS A BOAT IN PLACE.
  • 00:11:46.110 --> 00:11:49.000
  • ONCE THE CAPTAIN ARRIVES AT HIS DESTINATION, HE
  • 00:11:49.020 --> 00:11:51.210
  • PUTS THE ANCHOR DOWN.
  • 00:11:51.230 --> 00:11:54.030
  • THAT WAY HE WON'T DRIFT AND END UP IN PLACES THAT
  • 00:11:54.050 --> 00:11:56.160
  • HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE.
  • 00:11:56.180 --> 00:11:58.210
  • WHEN THE BOAT IS ANCHORED, IT MAY MOVE A
  • 00:11:58.230 --> 00:12:01.070
  • LITTLE BIT WITH THE WAVES, THE WIND.
  • 00:12:01.090 --> 00:12:03.220
  • BUT THE CAPTAIN IS NOT WORRIED.
  • 00:12:03.240 --> 00:12:06.160
  • HE CAN RELAX.
  • 00:12:06.180 --> 00:12:09.090
  • HE KNOWS THE ANCHOR IS DOWN.
  • 00:12:09.110 --> 00:12:14.140
  • THE SCRIPTURE TELLS US HOPE IS THE ANCHOR
  • 00:12:14.160 --> 00:12:16.130
  • OF OUR SOUL.
  • 00:12:16.150 --> 00:12:18.140
  • WHAT'S GOING TO KEEP YOUR SOUL IN THE RIGHT PLACE?
  • 00:12:18.160 --> 00:12:20.190
  • WHAT'S GOING TO CAUSE YOU TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES,
  • 00:12:20.210 --> 00:12:22.280
  • REACH YOUR DREAMS IS WHEN YOU ARE ANCHORED TO HOPE.
  • 00:12:23.000 --> 00:12:25.130
  • THAT MEANS NO MATTER WHAT YOU FACE, NO MATTER HOW
  • 00:12:25.150 --> 00:12:28.070
  • BIG THE DIFFICULTY, NO MATTER HOW LONG IT'S
  • 00:12:28.090 --> 00:12:30.290
  • TAKING YOU KNOW GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE.
  • 00:12:31.010 --> 00:12:34.040
  • YOU KNOW HIS PLANS FOR YOU ARE FOR GOOD, THAT
  • 00:12:34.060 --> 00:12:37.000
  • HE'S BIGGER THAN ANY CHALLENGE.
  • 00:12:37.020 --> 00:12:39.080
  • WHEN YOU'RE ANCHORED TO THIS HOPE, NOTHING MOVES YOU.
  • 00:12:39.100 --> 00:12:42.200
  • THE WINDS, THE WAVES, THE STORMS MAY COME.
  • 00:12:42.220 --> 00:12:45.110
  • YOU'RE NOT WORRIED.
  • 00:12:45.130 --> 00:12:47.140
  • YOU HAVE YOUR ANCHOR DOWN.
  • 00:12:47.160 --> 00:12:49.210
  • YOU RECEIVE A BAD MEDICAL REPORT.
  • 00:12:49.230 --> 00:12:51.280
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD BE UPSET, NEGATIVE.
  • 00:12:52.000 --> 00:12:53.230
  • NOT YOU.
  • 00:12:53.250 --> 00:12:55.180
  • YOU'RE ANCHORED TO HOPE.
  • 00:12:55.200 --> 00:12:57.250
  • I KNOW GOD IS RESTORING HEALTH BACK INTO ME.
  • 00:12:57.270 --> 00:12:59.260
  • YOU GO THROUGH A LOSS, A DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • 00:12:59.280 --> 00:13:02.260
  • YOUR EMOTIONS ARE PULLING YOU TOWARDS
  • 00:13:02.280 --> 00:13:05.180
  • DISCOURAGEMENT, TOWARDS BITTERNESS, BUT SOMETHING
  • 00:13:05.200 --> 00:13:08.010
  • IS HOLDING YOU BACK.
  • 00:13:08.030 --> 00:13:10.100
  • YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT BUT DOWN IN HERE YOU HEAR A
  • 00:13:10.120 --> 00:13:12.160
  • VOICE SAYING EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:13:12.180 --> 00:13:15.040
  • GOD HAS BEAUTY FOR THESE ASHES.
  • 00:13:15.060 --> 00:13:17.190
  • THAT'S THE ANCHOR OF HOPE.
  • 00:13:17.210 --> 00:13:19.160
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:13:19.180 --> 00:13:24.040
  • - JOEL, YOUR BACKGROUND COMES, LAKEWOOD'S HISTORY
  • 00:13:24.060 --> 00:13:27.200
  • IS WELL KNOWN BY A LOT OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:13:27.220 --> 00:13:32.060
  • YOUR MINISTRY AND LET'S SAY IT THIS WAY YOUR MOM
  • 00:13:32.080 --> 00:13:36.090
  • AND DAD AND MY MOM AND DAD WERE SOMEWHAT CUT OUT
  • 00:13:36.110 --> 00:13:38.220
  • OF THE SAME CLOTH.
  • 00:13:38.240 --> 00:13:42.120
  • THEY WERE VERY MUCH LIKE THAT.
  • 00:13:42.140 --> 00:13:46.000
  • AND WHEN YOU STEPPED IN AND STARTED BECOMING THE
  • 00:13:46.020 --> 00:13:48.030
  • PASTOR, WHERE DO YOU THINK YOUR MESSAGE
  • 00:13:48.050 --> 00:13:50.230
  • CAME FROM?
  • 00:13:50.250 --> 00:13:52.230
  • IS THERE A MOMENT WHEN YOU DISCOVERED
  • 00:13:52.250 --> 00:13:55.000
  • YOUR VOICE?
  • 00:13:55.020 --> 00:13:56.170
  • AND WHERE WAS THAT?
  • 00:13:56.190 --> 00:13:58.050
  • HOW DID THAT ALL HAPPEN?
  • 00:13:58.070 --> 00:14:00.020
  • WHERE DID THE HOPE COME FROM?
  • 00:14:00.040 --> 00:14:01.260
  • - YOU KNOW, MATT, I THINK A LOT OF IT WAS WHO
  • 00:14:01.280 --> 00:14:03.270
  • I WAS AS A PERSON BEFORE.
  • 00:14:03.290 --> 00:14:05.280
  • I WAS ALWAYS OPTIMISTIC AND POSITIVE.
  • 00:14:06.000 --> 00:14:07.250
  • EVEN PLAYING SPORTS, I WOULD BE THE ONE WE'D BE
  • 00:14:07.270 --> 00:14:09.240
  • DOWN BY 50 POINTS I'D SAY WE CAN STILL BEAT THEM.
  • 00:14:09.260 --> 00:14:11.230
  • WE COULDN'T BEAT THEM BUT IT WAS JUST IN ME.
  • 00:14:11.250 --> 00:14:13.230
  • I THINK, PART OF IT TOO, MATT, IS MY PARENTS,
  • 00:14:13.250 --> 00:14:16.270
  • SPECIALLY MY DAD HE WAS ALWAYS FOR THE UNDERDOG,
  • 00:14:16.290 --> 00:14:20.000
  • SO GROWING UP IF THERE WAS SOMEBODY THAT WAS
  • 00:14:20.020 --> 00:14:22.030
  • DOWN AND OUT, WE'RE OUT AND AROUND THE STREETS OR
  • 00:14:22.050 --> 00:14:23.290
  • TRAVELING, THERE'S SOMETHING THAT'S DOWN AND
  • 00:14:24.010 --> 00:14:25.190
  • OUT MY DAD WAS GOING TO BE FIND THEM.
  • 00:14:25.210 --> 00:14:27.070
  • I REMEMBER ONE TIME I THINK I TOLD YOU THIS, WE
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:29.080
  • WERE TRAVELING OVERSEAS AND WE STOPPED AT THIS
  • 00:14:29.100 --> 00:14:31.040
  • LITTLE ISLAND, AND I WAS LIKE 18, AND I'D NEVER
  • 00:14:31.060 --> 00:14:33.100
  • BEEN OVERSEAS.
  • 00:14:33.120 --> 00:14:35.040
  • AND WE WERE IN THIS LITTLE AIRPORT, KIND OF
  • 00:14:35.060 --> 00:14:36.220
  • ALMOST THATCHED ROOF AND WE HAD LIKE A TWO HOUR
  • 00:14:36.240 --> 00:14:39.090
  • LAYOVER, AND SO I LOOK UP AND MY DAD IS OVER THERE
  • 00:14:39.110 --> 00:14:41.120
  • TALKING TO THIS HIPPIE.
  • 00:14:41.140 --> 00:14:43.040
  • REALLY A HIPPIE, AND I THOUGHT, WHAT'S MY DAD
  • 00:14:43.060 --> 00:14:44.200
  • DOING OVER THERE?
  • 00:14:44.220 --> 00:14:46.110
  • SO I ASKED HIM LATER, I SAID WHAT WERE YOU DOING
  • 00:14:46.130 --> 00:14:48.040
  • OVER THERE?
  • 00:14:48.060 --> 00:14:49.180
  • AND HE SAID WELL, I JUST WANTED TO GET TO KNOW AND
  • 00:14:49.200 --> 00:14:50.240
  • SEE WHAT HIS STORY WAS.
  • 00:14:50.260 --> 00:14:52.150
  • THE GUY HAD RUN OUT OF MONEY TRAVELING BACK HOME
  • 00:14:52.170 --> 00:14:53.290
  • SO HERE'S MY DAD GETTING OUT MONEY PAYING HIS
  • 00:14:54.010 --> 00:14:55.140
  • TICKET TO GET BACK HOME.
  • 00:14:55.160 --> 00:14:57.070
  • SO I THINK A LOT OF THAT WAS BORN IN ME FROM MY
  • 00:14:57.090 --> 00:14:59.130
  • DAD JUST SEEING HIM WANTING TO BE GOOD TO
  • 00:14:59.150 --> 00:15:01.280
  • PEOPLE THAT WERE DOWN OR THAT MAYBE NOT DIDN'T
  • 00:15:02.000 --> 00:15:05.090
  • HAVE A CHANCE, AND I THINK A LOT OF IT CAME
  • 00:15:05.110 --> 00:15:07.220
  • FROM WHO HE WAS BECAUSE HE GREW UP VERY POOR AND
  • 00:15:07.240 --> 00:15:09.290
  • PEOPLE -HE HAD TO HITCHHIKE TO BIBLE SCHOOL
  • 00:15:10.010 --> 00:15:12.270
  • AND ALL THAT STUFF, SO I THINK WHEN YOU COME FROM
  • 00:15:12.290 --> 00:15:15.100
  • THAT, THERE'S SOMETHING IN YOU THAT SAYS I WANT
  • 00:15:15.120 --> 00:15:17.150
  • TO HELP LIFT PEOPLE UP.
  • 00:15:17.170 --> 00:15:19.290
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:15:20.010 --> 00:15:31.100
  • - WHEN YOU'RE ANCHORED TO HOPE, YOU MAY HAVE
  • 00:15:31.120 --> 00:15:33.220
  • NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT YOU'RE NOT WORRIED.
  • 00:15:33.240 --> 00:15:36.120
  • YOU KNOW GOD IS FIGHTING YOUR BATTLES.
  • 00:15:36.140 --> 00:15:39.010
  • YOU MAY NOT SEE HOW YOUR DREAM CAN COME TO PASS
  • 00:15:39.030 --> 00:15:41.140
  • BUT YOU DON'T GIVE UP.
  • 00:15:41.160 --> 00:15:43.210
  • YOU KNOW GOD IS BEHIND THE SCENES ARRANGING
  • 00:15:43.230 --> 00:15:46.220
  • THINGS IN YOUR FAVOR.
  • 00:15:46.240 --> 00:15:49.010
  • YOU MAY GO THROUGH A BAD BREAK, A LOSS, BUT YOU
  • 00:15:49.030 --> 00:15:51.050
  • DON'T GET BITTER.
  • 00:15:51.070 --> 00:15:53.070
  • YOU KNOW, WEEPING ENDURES FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY IS
  • 00:15:53.090 --> 00:15:55.090
  • COMING IN THE MORNING.
  • 00:15:55.110 --> 00:15:57.270
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:15:57.290 --> 00:16:02.270
  • - YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE JOEL
  • 00:16:02.290 --> 00:16:05.170
  • AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 30 YEARS, BUT WHEN I WAS
  • 00:16:05.190 --> 00:16:08.090
  • JUST A YOUNG BRIDE HE WOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO
  • 00:16:08.110 --> 00:16:10.230
  • SPEAK SOMETHING INTO MY LIFE, VERY SIMPLE, VERY
  • 00:16:10.250 --> 00:16:13.080
  • FEW WORDS, BUT SOMEHOW MY SPIRIT COULD CONNECT TO
  • 00:16:13.100 --> 00:16:15.260
  • IT, AND IT WAS IF A YOKE WAS BROKEN.
  • 00:16:15.280 --> 00:16:18.030
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THE ANOINTING BREAKS THE
  • 00:16:18.050 --> 00:16:21.150
  • YOKE, AND I REALLY FEEL LIKE WE ALL HAVE GIFTS
  • 00:16:21.170 --> 00:16:24.070
  • AND TALENTS, BUT ONE OF HIS GREATEST GIFTS IS GOD
  • 00:16:24.090 --> 00:16:26.270
  • HAS ANOINTED HIM TO BE VERY -TO USE VERY FEW
  • 00:16:26.290 --> 00:16:30.000
  • WORDS BUT TO ALLOW YOUR SPIRIT TO TAKE HOLD OF IT
  • 00:16:30.020 --> 00:16:33.170
  • WHERE YOU REALLY BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT.
  • 00:16:33.190 --> 00:16:36.110
  • IT'S NOT COMPLICATED, AND I DIDN'T SIGN UP TO BE A
  • 00:16:36.130 --> 00:16:39.030
  • PASTOR'S WIFE.
  • 00:16:39.050 --> 00:16:41.110
  • I WASN'T ONE WHEN WE MARRIED.
  • 00:16:41.130 --> 00:16:43.240
  • HE DIDN'T TELL ME THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:16:43.260 --> 00:16:45.160
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:16:45.180 --> 00:16:47.090
  • BUT THAT'S OKAY.
  • 00:16:47.110 --> 00:16:49.050
  • I FORGIVE HIM, BUT THE TRUTH IS WHEN I COULD SEE
  • 00:16:49.070 --> 00:16:51.190
  • THINGS IN HIM, AND ONE OF THE THINGS I COULD SEE IS
  • 00:16:51.210 --> 00:16:54.140
  • THAT HE JUST HAD THIS GIFT TO BE ABLE TO JUST
  • 00:16:54.160 --> 00:16:57.160
  • BRING A VERY CALMING, PEACEFUL EXISTENCE TO
  • 00:16:57.180 --> 00:17:01.240
  • SOMEONE'S PROBLEMS OR TO A CONFLICT, AND I DON'T
  • 00:17:01.260 --> 00:17:04.220
  • KNOW WHAT THAT IS EXCEPT FOR AN ANOINTING, AND THE
  • 00:17:04.240 --> 00:17:07.240
  • BIBLE TALKS ABOUT IT BREAKING A YOKE, AND I
  • 00:17:07.260 --> 00:17:10.180
  • THINK THAT'S WHY HE CAN BREAK THE YOLKS OF
  • 00:17:10.200 --> 00:17:12.230
  • PEOPLE'S THINKING AND MIND SET.
  • 00:17:12.250 --> 00:17:15.190
  • - LET ME REINTERPRET WHAT I THINK YOU GUYS
  • 00:17:15.210 --> 00:17:18.140
  • JUST SAID.
  • 00:17:18.160 --> 00:17:21.070
  • IT'S MORE LIKE INSTEAD OF ADOPTING YOUR DAD'S
  • 00:17:21.090 --> 00:17:23.250
  • PREACHING OR TEACHING STYLE, YOU ADOPTED HIS
  • 00:17:23.270 --> 00:17:26.160
  • LIFESTYLE AND PUT WORDS TO IT.
  • 00:17:26.180 --> 00:17:29.080
  • SO WHEN YOU SAW YOUR DAD OFF THE PULPIT
  • 00:17:29.100 --> 00:17:34.230
  • ENCOURAGING PEOPLE, YOU WOULD SEE THAT YOU KIND
  • 00:17:34.250 --> 00:17:37.280
  • OF ADOPTED THAT SIDE OF WHO HE WAS AND PUT WORDS
  • 00:17:38.000 --> 00:17:41.000
  • SO THAT RATHER THAN A STYLE OF TEACHING OR
  • 00:17:41.020 --> 00:17:43.280
  • PREACHING THAT HE HAD FROM THE PULPIT.
  • 00:17:44.000 --> 00:17:46.230
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:17:46.250 --> 00:17:48.250
  • I THINK THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 00:17:48.270 --> 00:17:51.040
  • SEEING THE LIFE THAT THEY LIVED, THEY WERE THE SAME
  • 00:17:51.060 --> 00:17:53.100
  • IN THE PULPIT, NOT THE PREACHING STYLE BUT THE
  • 00:17:53.120 --> 00:17:55.100
  • SAME IN THE PULPIT AS THEY WERE AT HOME.
  • 00:17:55.120 --> 00:17:57.070
  • THEY WERE LOVING, KIND, GOOD TO PEOPLE, AND I
  • 00:17:57.090 --> 00:17:59.070
  • THINK THAT MAKES MORE OF AN IMPRESSION ON
  • 00:17:59.090 --> 00:18:01.140
  • PREACHERS KIDS OR KIDS IN GENERAL I THINK THAN EVEN
  • 00:18:01.160 --> 00:18:03.220
  • WHAT THEY SAY, SO YEAH, I THINK YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 00:18:03.240 --> 00:18:06.120
  • IT WASN'T THE STYLE BECAUSE REALLY MY DAD,
  • 00:18:06.140 --> 00:18:08.230
  • JOSEPH, YOU KNOW MY DAD FELT LIKE HIS CALLING WAS
  • 00:18:08.250 --> 00:18:11.090
  • TO HELP BRING DOWN THE DENOMINATIONAL WALLS, SO
  • 00:18:11.110 --> 00:18:13.220
  • HE CAME OUT OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH, AND HE
  • 00:18:13.240 --> 00:18:16.070
  • BELIEVED IN THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:18:16.090 --> 00:18:18.120
  • MY SISTER WAS BORN WITH SOMETHING LIKE
  • 00:18:18.140 --> 00:18:20.150
  • CEREBRAL PALSY.
  • 00:18:20.170 --> 00:18:22.190
  • WELL, HE WAS TAUGHT BACK THEN, AND I DON'T THINK
  • 00:18:22.210 --> 00:18:25.220
  • IT'S LIKE THIS NOW BUT GOD DOESN'T HEAL.
  • 00:18:25.240 --> 00:18:28.200
  • YOUR CHILD WAS BORN THAT WAY TO TEACH YOU A LESSON
  • 00:18:28.220 --> 00:18:31.220
  • OR TO GO THROUGH SUFFERING AND JUST DIDN'T
  • 00:18:31.240 --> 00:18:34.260
  • RESONATE WITH HIM WHEN HE READ THE SCRIPTURES HE
  • 00:18:34.280 --> 00:18:37.040
  • SAW HOW JESUS HEALED PEOPLE BACK IN THE BIBLE
  • 00:18:37.060 --> 00:18:39.040
  • DAYS, AND THEN HE READ HOW JESUS IS THE SAME
  • 00:18:39.060 --> 00:18:41.060
  • YESTERDAY, TODAY AND FOREVER, AND SO THAT'S
  • 00:18:41.080 --> 00:18:43.210
  • WHAT LAKEWOOD WAS REALLY BORN OUT OF BUT HE FELT
  • 00:18:43.230 --> 00:18:47.030
  • LIKE IT WAS TO BRING THE WALLS, THE DENOMINATIONAL
  • 00:18:47.050 --> 00:18:49.210
  • WALLS BACK DOWN OR DOWN, BUT WE'RE LIVING IN THE
  • 00:18:49.230 --> 00:18:51.030
  • DAY MY DAD TALKED ABOUT TODAY.
  • 00:18:51.050 --> 00:18:52.230
  • SO THAT'S WHY I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO TRY TO
  • 00:18:52.250 --> 00:18:54.080
  • BE LIKE SOMEBODY ELSE BECAUSE TODAY ALL OF OUR
  • 00:18:54.100 --> 00:18:56.080
  • CHURCHES, YOU KNOW, THEY DON'T GO BY ARE YOU
  • 00:18:56.100 --> 00:18:57.230
  • BAPTIST, ARE YOU METHODIST, ARE YOU -OUR
  • 00:18:57.250 --> 00:18:59.160
  • CHURCH IS FILLED WITH ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE
  • 00:18:59.180 --> 00:19:01.260
  • SO REALLY I THINK IT'S A TESTIMONY, ONE, THIS IS
  • 00:19:01.280 --> 00:19:03.250
  • WHAT MY DAD PRAYED AND BELIEVED FOR, PART OF
  • 00:19:03.270 --> 00:19:05.210
  • GOD'S PLAN, TWO, DON'T TRY TO BE LIKE SOMEBODY
  • 00:19:05.230 --> 00:19:07.240
  • ELSE BECAUSE MY DAD FULFILLED HIS PURPOSE.
  • 00:19:07.260 --> 00:19:09.230
  • NOW I'LL DO MINE, AND HOPEFULLY OUR KIDS AND
  • 00:19:09.250 --> 00:19:11.220
  • THE NEXT GENERATION WILL FULFILL THEIR PURPOSES.
  • 00:19:11.240 --> 00:19:14.130
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:19:14.150 --> 00:19:17.090
  • - THE TRINITY BROAD COSTING FAMILY OF
  • 00:19:17.110 --> 00:19:19.290
  • NETWORKS INTRODUCE FOUR PILLARS OF TRUTH: THE
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:22.270
  • BLESSED LIFE, GRACE, SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY,
  • 00:19:22.290 --> 00:19:29.120
  • AND HOPE.
  • 00:19:29.140 --> 00:19:32.100
  • GOD WONDROUSLY SHOWS US HIS NEVER ENDING LOVE.
  • 00:19:32.120 --> 00:19:35.070
  • HE DELIGHTS IN THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
  • 00:19:35.090 --> 00:19:38.200
  • MAY HIS JOY AND PEACE FILL YOU TO OVERFLOWING
  • 00:19:38.220 --> 00:19:41.280
  • WITH HOPE, TODAY'S PILLAR FOR LIFE.
  • 00:19:42.000 --> 00:19:47.180
  • - THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT REFER TO JOEL AS
  • 00:19:47.200 --> 00:19:51.110
  • THAT SMILING PREACHER, OKAY.
  • 00:19:51.130 --> 00:19:53.150
  • - I LIKE IT.
  • 00:19:53.170 --> 00:19:56.200
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:19:56.220 --> 00:19:58.190
  • - SMILE REAL BIG FOR US.
  • 00:19:58.210 --> 00:20:00.260
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:20:00.280 --> 00:20:04.150
  • - SO SOMETIMES THEY WOULD SAY WELL, IF I HAD
  • 00:20:04.170 --> 00:20:08.140
  • A BIG CHURCH AND A THIS AND A THAT AND IF I HAD A
  • 00:20:08.160 --> 00:20:13.240
  • NICE SUIT AND A TIE AND ALL THAT, THAT YOU JUST
  • 00:20:13.260 --> 00:20:16.180
  • DON'T UNDERSTAND THE TYPE OF TROUBLES.
  • 00:20:16.200 --> 00:20:19.080
  • HOW DO YOU ANSWER THAT?
  • 00:20:19.100 --> 00:20:23.170
  • AND WHAT'S YOUR MESSAGE TO SOMEBODY THAT JUST
  • 00:20:23.190 --> 00:20:26.030
  • THINKS THAT YOU JUST COULDN'T POSSIBLY
  • 00:20:26.050 --> 00:20:28.290
  • UNDERSTAND THE REAL HARDSHIPS OF LIFE?
  • 00:20:29.010 --> 00:20:31.150
  • - WELL, I THINK, MATT, MOST PEOPLE KNOW THAT
  • 00:20:31.170 --> 00:20:33.220
  • EVERY PERSON HAS CHALLENGES.
  • 00:20:33.240 --> 00:20:35.220
  • NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU FACE THOSE DIFFICULTIES.
  • 00:20:35.240 --> 00:20:37.200
  • AND I THINK VICTORIA SAID IT CLEARLY ABOUT, YOU
  • 00:20:37.220 --> 00:20:39.250
  • KNOW, HAVING HOPE DOESN'T MEAN THAT EVERY DAY IS
  • 00:20:39.270 --> 00:20:42.040
  • GOING TO BE PERFECT, AND YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO BE
  • 00:20:42.060 --> 00:20:44.110
  • CHALLENGES BUT IT'S COMING BACK TO THAT PLACE
  • 00:20:44.130 --> 00:20:46.060
  • OF PEACE TO SAY GOD, I KNOW YOU'RE STILL
  • 00:20:46.080 --> 00:20:48.080
  • ON THE THRONE.
  • 00:20:48.100 --> 00:20:50.070
  • I KNOW YOU'RE IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE, AND I THINK
  • 00:20:50.090 --> 00:20:52.100
  • PART OF IT TOO, YOU KNOW, THEY GIVE ME A HARD TIME
  • 00:20:52.120 --> 00:20:54.150
  • BECAUSE I DO SMILE A LOT BUT I'M HAPPY.
  • 00:20:54.170 --> 00:20:56.140
  • I'D RATHER BE HAPPY THAN SAD.
  • 00:20:56.160 --> 00:20:58.130
  • [ LAUGHTER ]
  • 00:20:58.150 --> 00:21:00.170
  • BUT YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S NOT BEING THAT YOUR
  • 00:21:00.190 --> 00:21:02.080
  • LAUGHING EVERY DAY BECAUSE PEOPLE GO THROUGH
  • 00:21:02.100 --> 00:21:04.000
  • REAL THINGS, CANCER AND TRAGEDIES AND THINGS LIKE
  • 00:21:04.020 --> 00:21:05.280
  • THAT, BUT YOU CAN HAVE -WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR TRUST
  • 00:21:06.000 --> 00:21:08.150
  • IN JESUS, YOU CAN HAVE THIS CONTENTMENT ON THE
  • 00:21:08.170 --> 00:21:11.090
  • INSIDE, AND YOU LIVE OUT OF A PLACE OF PEACE AND
  • 00:21:11.110 --> 00:21:13.170
  • YOU DON'T FIGHT EVERYTHING THAT DOESN'T
  • 00:21:13.190 --> 00:21:15.100
  • GO YOUR WAY BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU REALIZE THAT THE
  • 00:21:15.120 --> 00:21:17.070
  • SCRIPTURE SAYS THE STEPS OF A GOOD PERSON ARE
  • 00:21:17.090 --> 00:21:19.240
  • ORDERED BY THE LORD WHERE SOMETIMES WE'RE ORDERED
  • 00:21:19.260 --> 00:21:22.190
  • INTO THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT, AND WE MAY NOT
  • 00:21:22.210 --> 00:21:23.290
  • EVEN UNDERSTAND IT, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT AS
  • 00:21:24.010 --> 00:21:25.230
  • PASTORS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH.
  • 00:21:25.250 --> 00:21:27.220
  • MANY TIMES THAT WE DEAL WITH PEOPLE ALL THE TIME
  • 00:21:27.240 --> 00:21:30.130
  • THERE IN HOUSTON BECAUSE THERE'S A BIG MEDICAL
  • 00:21:30.150 --> 00:21:32.260
  • CENTER, THEY BRINGING THEIR LITTLE KIDS DOWN
  • 00:21:32.280 --> 00:21:34.100
  • THAT HAVE CANCER.
  • 00:21:34.120 --> 00:21:36.040
  • I CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT, BUT I CAN SAY THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:21:36.060 --> 00:21:38.050
  • YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND AND THE SCRIPTURE
  • 00:21:38.070 --> 00:21:40.150
  • SAYS GOD'S ARMED US WITH STRENGTH FOR EVERY
  • 00:21:40.170 --> 00:21:42.270
  • BATTLE, SO I THINK IT'S COMING BACK TO IT'S A
  • 00:21:42.290 --> 00:21:45.120
  • CHOICE WE HAVE TO MAKE EVERY DAY TO EITHER LET
  • 00:21:45.140 --> 00:21:47.270
  • LIFE FRUSTRATE US AND GET UPSET BECAUSE MY CHURCH
  • 00:21:47.290 --> 00:21:50.040
  • ISN'T GROWING FAST ENOUGH OR I GOT THIS PROBLEM AT
  • 00:21:50.060 --> 00:21:51.270
  • WORK OR THE TRAFFIC IS BAD, OR WE CAN COME BACK
  • 00:21:51.290 --> 00:21:53.240
  • AND SAY GOD, I BELIEVE YOU'RE IN CONTROL, THAT
  • 00:21:53.260 --> 00:21:55.230
  • YOUR DIRECTING MY STEPS.
  • 00:21:55.250 --> 00:21:58.000
  • SEE, I'VE LEARNED THIS TOO THAT I THINK
  • 00:21:58.020 --> 00:22:00.140
  • SOMETHING IMPORTANT IS SOMETIMES -THE LONGER I
  • 00:22:00.160 --> 00:22:04.090
  • LIVE, AND I'M STILL YOUNG [ LAUGHTER ] THE LONGER I
  • 00:22:04.110 --> 00:22:06.230
  • LIVE, THE MORE I REALIZE TO TRUST THAT GOD IS IN
  • 00:22:06.250 --> 00:22:09.250
  • CONTROL OF EVERY SITUATION BECAUSE WE
  • 00:22:09.270 --> 00:22:12.100
  • TONED FIGHT IT, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:22:12.120 --> 00:22:14.130
  • WE TEND TO FIGHT THE TRAFFIC AND FIGHT THINGS
  • 00:22:14.150 --> 00:22:16.140
  • THAT WE DON'T LIKE, BUT I'VE LEARNED THIS, IF YOU
  • 00:22:16.160 --> 00:22:18.270
  • DON'T GET HAPPY WHERE YOU ARE, YOU PROBABLY WON'T
  • 00:22:18.290 --> 00:22:20.200
  • GET TO WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:22:20.220 --> 00:22:23.010
  • SO YOU GOT TO COME BACK -- [ APPLAUSE ] LIVE OUT OF
  • 00:22:23.030 --> 00:22:25.190
  • A PLACE OF PEACE, OUT OF A PLACE OF TRUST, OUT OF
  • 00:22:25.210 --> 00:22:28.140
  • A PLACE OF FAITH KNOWING THAT GOD'S TIMING
  • 00:22:28.160 --> 00:22:30.250
  • IS PERFECT.
  • 00:22:30.270 --> 00:22:33.020
  • EVEN THOUGH I'M A BIG BELIEVER OF PRAYING BOLD
  • 00:22:33.040 --> 00:22:35.020
  • PRAYERS AND BELIEVING FOR YOUR DREAMS AND ASKING
  • 00:22:35.040 --> 00:22:37.050
  • GOD FOR THE SECRET PETITIONS OF YOUR HEART,
  • 00:22:37.070 --> 00:22:39.130
  • BUT THE BALANCE OF IT IS YOU'VE GOT TO SAY WELL
  • 00:22:39.150 --> 00:22:41.240
  • GOD, THIS IS WHAT I'M BELIEVING FOR, BUT GOD,
  • 00:22:41.260 --> 00:22:43.170
  • YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR ME, AND GOD, I'M NOT
  • 00:22:43.190 --> 00:22:45.160
  • GOING TO BE UPSET IF IT DOESN'T HAPPEN MY WAY OR
  • 00:22:45.180 --> 00:22:47.160
  • IF MY PRAYER DOESN'T GET ANSWERED.
  • 00:22:47.180 --> 00:22:49.080
  • THEN THAT'S JUST SUCH A PLACE OF PEACE BECAUSE
  • 00:22:49.100 --> 00:22:51.170
  • SEE, MATT, YOU KNOW -I'VE BEEN DOING THIS -WE'VE
  • 00:22:51.190 --> 00:22:54.180
  • BEEN DOING THIS FOR 17 YEARS, BUT YOU KNOW THOSE
  • 00:22:54.200 --> 00:22:56.190
  • FIRST FEW YEARS IT WAS GROWING SO FAST AND YOU
  • 00:22:56.210 --> 00:22:59.290
  • HAD STUFF COME AGAINST YOU AND THE COMPAQ CENTER
  • 00:23:00.030 --> 00:23:02.230
  • IS GOING TO COST 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO
  • 00:23:02.250 --> 00:23:05.240
  • RENOVATE AND YOU GOT ALL THOSE THINGS AND YOU
  • 00:23:05.260 --> 00:23:07.190
  • THINK GOD, I DIDN'T SIGN UP FOR ANY OF THIS.
  • 00:23:07.210 --> 00:23:09.120
  • BUT YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF TO WORRY
  • 00:23:09.140 --> 00:23:10.280
  • ABOUT, BUT NOW LOOKING BACK I THINK, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:23:11.000 --> 00:23:12.160
  • INSTEAD OF WORRYING I WOULD COME BACK AND JUST
  • 00:23:12.180 --> 00:23:14.080
  • SAY GOD, I KNOW YOU'RE IN CONTROL.
  • 00:23:14.100 --> 00:23:16.000
  • YOU BROUGHT US THROUGH IN THE PAST.
  • 00:23:16.020 --> 00:23:17.230
  • YOU'LL BRING US THROUGH THIS TIME.
  • 00:23:17.250 --> 00:23:19.160
  • EVEN WITH THE COMPAQ CENTER IT WAS A THREE
  • 00:23:19.180 --> 00:23:21.070
  • YEAR LEGAL BATTLE ONCE THE CITY COUNCIL
  • 00:23:21.090 --> 00:23:22.220
  • VOTED FOR US.
  • 00:23:22.240 --> 00:23:24.150
  • A COMPANY FILED A LAWSUIT TO TRY TO KEEP US
  • 00:23:24.170 --> 00:23:25.270
  • FROM MOVING IN.
  • 00:23:25.290 --> 00:23:27.230
  • MAN, WE PRAYED FOR THOSE THREE YEARS.
  • 00:23:27.250 --> 00:23:30.010
  • IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE WE WERE GOING TO GET IT AND
  • 00:23:30.030 --> 00:23:31.200
  • AT THE LAST MOMENT GOD TURNED IT AROUND.
  • 00:23:31.220 --> 00:23:32.280
  • WE GOT IT.
  • 00:23:33.000 --> 00:23:34.170
  • BUT THE POINT I WAS GOING TO SAY IS THIS [ APPLAUSE ]
  • 00:23:34.190 --> 00:23:37.070
  • THE POINT IS THIS IS YOU KNOW WHAT, GOD COULD HAVE
  • 00:23:37.090 --> 00:23:39.060
  • GIVEN US THE COMPAQ CENTER THE FIRST WEEK
  • 00:23:39.080 --> 00:23:40.290
  • WE PRAYED.
  • 00:23:41.010 --> 00:23:43.290
  • THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT OF EASIER.
  • 00:23:44.010 --> 00:23:46.060
  • I WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO PRAY AND TRUST AND
  • 00:23:46.080 --> 00:23:47.260
  • BELIEVE, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, GOD USES THESE
  • 00:23:47.280 --> 00:23:49.130
  • DIFFICULT TIMES TO GROW US UP, TO GET US PREPARED
  • 00:23:49.150 --> 00:23:50.260
  • FOR WHAT HE HAS IN CONTROL, AND SO YOU GOT
  • 00:23:50.280 --> 00:23:52.150
  • TO JUST SAY GOD, THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE ME RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:23:52.170 --> 00:23:54.140
  • I'M GOING TO BLOOM WHERE I'M PLANTED.
  • 00:23:54.160 --> 00:23:56.190
  • I'M GOING TO BE THE BEST THAT I CAN BE RIGHT
  • 00:23:56.210 --> 00:23:58.020
  • WHERE I AM.
  • 00:23:58.040 --> 00:23:59.230
  • JUST LIKE JOSEPH YOU MAY HAVE THE DREAM.
  • 00:23:59.250 --> 00:24:01.200
  • I TALKED ABOUT IT LAST SUNDAY.
  • 00:24:01.220 --> 00:24:03.260
  • YOU'RE ANOINTED BEFORE YOU'RE APPOINTED.
  • 00:24:03.280 --> 00:24:05.180
  • DAVID WAS ANOINTED AT 17.
  • 00:24:05.200 --> 00:24:07.080
  • HE WASN'T APPOINTED UNTIL HE WAS 30, SO GOT PUTS
  • 00:24:07.100 --> 00:24:09.080
  • THESE PROMISES AND DREAMS IN OUR HEART.
  • 00:24:09.100 --> 00:24:11.150
  • HE GIVES US THAT ANOINTING.
  • 00:24:11.170 --> 00:24:13.140
  • WE KNOW THAT PROMISE IS IN US BUT ARE WE GOING TO
  • 00:24:13.160 --> 00:24:16.000
  • FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH AND DO THE RIGHT
  • 00:24:16.020 --> 00:24:17.200
  • THING WHEN IT'S DIFFICULT AND BE KIND TO SOMEBODY
  • 00:24:17.220 --> 00:24:19.250
  • WHEN THEY'RE NOT BEING KIND TO US AND YOU KNOW
  • 00:24:19.270 --> 00:24:23.000
  • OVERLOOK SOMEBODY THAT'S MAYBE NOT TREATING US RIGHT.
  • 00:24:23.020 --> 00:24:25.020
  • SO I THINK THESE ARE THE TESTS WE HAVE TO PASS AND
  • 00:24:25.040 --> 00:24:27.000
  • IT COMES BACK TO THAT HOPE, LIKE VICTORIA SAID
  • 00:24:27.020 --> 00:24:29.120
  • THAT WE'RE ANCHORED IN THE FACT GOD,
  • 00:24:29.140 --> 00:24:31.010
  • YOU PROMISE THIS.
  • 00:24:31.030 --> 00:24:32.260
  • WHAT YOU STARTED IN MY LIFE I BELIEVE YOU
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:34.050
  • WILL FINISH IT.
  • 00:24:34.070 --> 00:24:35.280
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:24:36.000 --> 00:24:46.080
  • - I'VE LEARNED THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING TRYING
  • 00:24:46.100 --> 00:24:48.090
  • TO CONVINCE US TO PULL UP OUR ANCHOR, DELAYS,
  • 00:24:48.110 --> 00:24:51.280
  • DISAPPOINTMENTS, BAD BREAKS.
  • 00:24:52.000 --> 00:24:54.270
  • IN THE TOUGH TIMES WHEN LIFE DOESN'T SEEM FAIR,
  • 00:24:54.290 --> 00:24:57.210
  • WHEN YOUR PRAYERS WEREN'T ANSWERED, WHEN IT'S
  • 00:24:57.230 --> 00:25:01.190
  • TAKING LONGER THAN YOU THOUGHT, YOU HAVE TO MAKE
  • 00:25:01.210 --> 00:25:05.050
  • SURE TO KEEP YOUR ANCHOR DOWN.
  • 00:25:05.070 --> 00:25:07.120
  • IF YOU PULL IT UP, YOU'LL DRIFT INTO BITTERNESS,
  • 00:25:07.140 --> 00:25:10.080
  • DISCOURAGEMENT, SELF-PITY.
  • 00:25:10.100 --> 00:25:12.210
  • WHEN YOU'RE ANCHORED TO HOPE, IT'S LIKE YOU'RE
  • 00:25:12.230 --> 00:25:15.190
  • TIED TO IT.
  • 00:25:15.210 --> 00:25:17.150
  • YOU CAN'T GO VERY FAR.
  • 00:25:17.170 --> 00:25:19.100
  • YOU MAY HAVE SOME NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,
  • 00:25:19.120 --> 00:25:21.090
  • THOUGHTS OF DOUBT SAYING WELL, IT'S NEVER GOING TO
  • 00:25:21.110 --> 00:25:23.000
  • WORK OUT.
  • 00:25:23.020 --> 00:25:25.030
  • BUT YOUR FAITH WILL KICK IN.
  • 00:25:25.050 --> 00:25:26.220
  • NO, I KNOW THE ANSWER IS ON THE WAY.
  • 00:25:26.240 --> 00:25:28.200
  • ON PAPER IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL TAKE 30 YEARS TO GET
  • 00:25:28.220 --> 00:25:30.130
  • OUT OF DEBT.
  • 00:25:30.150 --> 00:25:32.160
  • YOU COULD ACCEPT IT, BUT BECAUSE YOU'RE ANCHORED
  • 00:25:32.180 --> 00:25:35.200
  • TO HOPE, SOMETHING IN YOU SAYS NO, I KNOW GOD CAN
  • 00:25:35.220 --> 00:25:37.190
  • ACCELERATE IT.
  • 00:25:37.210 --> 00:25:40.040
  • I KNOW HE HAS EXPLOSIVE BLESSINGS COMING MY WAY.
  • 00:25:40.060 --> 00:25:42.280
  • OR PERHAPS YOUR CHILDREN ARE OFF COURSE.
  • 00:25:43.000 --> 00:25:46.150
  • DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THEY'LL EVER CHANGE.
  • 00:25:46.170 --> 00:25:48.110
  • YOU SOMEBODY DISCOURAGED, BUT YOU'RE TIED TO HOPE.
  • 00:25:48.130 --> 00:25:51.290
  • EVERY TIME THOSE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS COME TRYING TO
  • 00:25:52.010 --> 00:25:54.160
  • PULL YOU AWAY, YOUR ANCHOR KICKS IN.
  • 00:25:54.180 --> 00:25:57.010
  • AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.
  • 00:25:57.030 --> 00:25:59.060
  • MY QUESTION TODAY IS DO YOU HAVE YOUR
  • 00:25:59.080 --> 00:26:03.110
  • ANCHOR DOWN?
  • 00:26:03.130 --> 00:26:05.070
  • DO YOU HAVE THIS HOPE, THIS EXPECTANCY THAT
  • 00:26:05.090 --> 00:26:07.220
  • YOU'RE GOING TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS,
  • 00:26:07.240 --> 00:26:10.090
  • THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BREAK THE ADDICTION, THAT
  • 00:26:10.110 --> 00:26:12.280
  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE YOUR FAMILY RESTORED?
  • 00:26:13.000 --> 00:26:15.100
  • OR HAVE YOU PULLED UP YOUR ANCHOR AND DRIFTED
  • 00:26:15.120 --> 00:26:18.050
  • INTO DOUBT, MEDIOCRITY, NOT EXPECTING ANYTHING GOOD?
  • 00:26:18.070 --> 00:26:22.220
  • I'M ASKING YOU TO PUT YOUR ANCHOR BACK DOWN.
  • 00:26:22.240 --> 00:26:27.060
  • [ MUSIC ]
  • 00:26:27.080 --> 00:26:31.130
  • - HOW DO YOU START WITH SOMEBODY?
  • 00:26:31.150 --> 00:26:33.020
  • WHAT'S THE FIRST WORDS IN REGARDS TO HOPE THAT
  • 00:26:33.040 --> 00:26:35.240
  • USUALLY STARTS CHURNING THAT PATHWAY?
  • 00:26:35.260 --> 00:26:39.240
  • HOW DO YOU GET IT STARTED?
  • 00:26:39.260 --> 00:26:42.030
  • - I THINK SOME OF IT, MATT, I DON'T KNOW THE
  • 00:26:42.050 --> 00:26:44.030
  • EXACT THING BUT I THINK MANY OF THESE PEOPLE
  • 00:26:44.050 --> 00:26:46.070
  • DON'T BELIEVE THAT GOD'S CONCERNED ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:26:46.090 --> 00:26:48.130
  • THEY WEREN'T RAISED IN CHURCH LIKE US SO THEY
  • 00:26:48.150 --> 00:26:50.120
  • DON'T HAVE THAT BACKGROUND THAT THERE'S A
  • 00:26:50.140 --> 00:26:52.080
  • HEAVENLY FATHER, THAT THEY HAVE A CREATOR, THAT
  • 00:26:52.100 --> 00:26:54.150
  • THERE'S A PURPOSE.
  • 00:26:54.170 --> 00:26:56.150
  • SO IT'S NOT THAT THEY'RE BAD PEOPLE.
  • 00:26:56.170 --> 00:26:58.270
  • JUST THINK ABOUT IF WE WEREN'T RAISED LIKE WE
  • 00:26:58.290 --> 00:27:01.120
  • WERE RAISED, SO I THINK PART OF IT IS ALL THE
  • 00:27:01.140 --> 00:27:03.160
  • SUDDEN THEY HEAR SOMEBODY TELL THEM THAT GOD IS FOR
  • 00:27:03.180 --> 00:27:05.270
  • YOU, THAT HE'S GOT A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE, THAT HE
  • 00:27:05.290 --> 00:27:08.070
  • CAN BREATHE IN YOUR DIRECTION.
  • 00:27:08.090 --> 00:27:10.080
  • AND YOU KNOW, YOU CAN GO SO FAR ON YOUR OWN BUT
  • 00:27:10.100 --> 00:27:12.150
  • WHEN YOU CAN'T GET IN RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR
  • 00:27:12.170 --> 00:27:16.130
  • CREATOR THROUGH JESUS, YOU CAN GO SO MUCH FURTHER.
  • 00:27:16.150 --> 00:27:18.220
  • GOD CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN THAT YOU COULD
  • 00:27:18.240 --> 00:27:20.170
  • NEVER MAKE HAPPEN SO I THINK YOU SAID SOMETHING,
  • 00:27:20.190 --> 00:27:23.000
  • LAURIE, LAST NIGHT AND IT'S TRUE, IS I LIKE TO
  • 00:27:23.020 --> 00:27:25.260
  • SPEAK TO PEOPLE TO CALL OUT THEIR SEEDS OF
  • 00:27:25.280 --> 00:27:27.250
  • GREATNESS AND THE SEEDS OF FAITH AND HOPE BECAUSE
  • 00:27:27.270 --> 00:27:29.280
  • SOMETIMES I KNOW WHEN I'M TALKING TO PEOPLE I SAY
  • 00:27:30.000 --> 00:27:31.250
  • WELL, EVERYBODY IS NOT LIKE THIS.
  • 00:27:31.270 --> 00:27:33.250
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:27:33.270 --> 00:27:35.250
  • I'M TRYING TO DECLARE WHAT THEY CAN BECOME.
  • 00:27:35.270 --> 00:27:37.260
  • I BELIEVE SOME PEOPLE HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING
  • 00:27:37.280 --> 00:27:40.030
  • PROPHESIED OVER THEM LIKE, YOU KNOW THAT YOU
  • 00:27:40.050 --> 00:27:42.030
  • CAN OVERCOME AN ADDICTION OR YOU CAN SET A NEW
  • 00:27:42.050 --> 00:27:44.000
  • STANDARD FOR YOUR FAMILY OR GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR
  • 00:27:44.020 --> 00:27:45.220
  • YOU, OR YOU'RE VALUABLE, OR THERE'S NO ONE
  • 00:27:45.240 --> 00:27:47.250
  • ELSE LIKE YOU.
  • 00:27:47.270 --> 00:27:49.210
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE NOT HEARD THESE THINGS
  • 00:27:49.230 --> 00:27:51.210
  • BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T RAISED THAT WAY OR
  • 00:27:51.230 --> 00:27:53.260
  • THERE'S JUST THINGS PUSHING THEM DOWN IN LIFE.
  • 00:27:53.280 --> 00:27:55.260
  • AND YOU KNOW, WE MENTIONED A WHILE AGO YOU
  • 00:27:55.280 --> 00:27:57.230
  • COMPARE YOURSELF TO SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:27:57.250 --> 00:27:59.210
  • THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEBODY BETTER AND BIGGER AND
  • 00:27:59.230 --> 00:28:01.190
  • SMARTER, BUT YOU GOT TO GET PAST THAT.
  • 00:28:01.210 --> 00:28:04.100
  • AND I THINK, MATT, WHEN THEY HEAR JUST SOMEBODY
  • 00:28:04.120 --> 00:28:06.020
  • SPEAKING LIFE.
  • 00:28:06.040 --> 00:28:08.020
  • I JUST TRY TO SPEAK WORDS OF LIFE AND HOPE AND HOW
  • 00:28:08.040 --> 00:28:10.110
  • THEY CAN RISE UP HIGHER.
  • 00:28:10.130 --> 00:28:12.260
  • AND I BELIEVE THERE ARE SEEDS THAT RESONATE
  • 00:28:12.280 --> 00:28:15.080
  • TO THE CORE OF WHO THEY ARE.
  • 00:28:15.100 --> 00:28:17.020
  • SOMETHING COMES ALIVE ON THE INSIDE, AND I THINK
  • 00:28:17.040 --> 00:28:19.010
  • SOMETIMES YOU NEED SOMETHING SPOKEN OVER YOU
  • 00:28:19.030 --> 00:28:21.130
  • FOR IT TO REALLY COME TO LIFE, AND SO THERE'S SOME
  • 00:28:21.150 --> 00:28:24.020
  • MESSAGES THAT I TEACH SOME THAT MORE
  • 00:28:24.040 --> 00:28:26.080
  • CHALLENGING PEOPLE BUT SOMETIME I THINK YOU
  • 00:28:26.100 --> 00:28:28.110
  • KNOW, I'M JUST GOING TO SPEAK FAITH INTO THEM TODAY.
  • 00:28:28.130 --> 00:28:31.190
  • - EVERYBODY HAS THAT GOD SHAPED -- WE HEARD THAT --
  • 00:28:31.210 --> 00:28:33.250
  • THAT GOD-SHAPED SPACE, EVERYBODY,
  • 00:28:33.270 --> 00:28:36.270
  • BECAUSE GOD CREATED US IN HIS IMAGE, AND
  • 00:28:36.290 --> 00:28:39.000
  • EVERYBODY TRIES TO FILL IT.
  • 00:28:39.020 --> 00:28:41.070
  • I THINK THAT'S WHY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO FILL
  • 00:28:41.090 --> 00:28:43.020
  • IT WITH ALL KINDS OF THINGS, AND THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:28:43.040 --> 00:28:44.250
  • YOU SAID.
  • 00:28:44.270 --> 00:28:46.060
  • WHEN YOU TAP INTO THAT, THOSE SEEDS AND THOSE RICH
  • 00:28:46.080 --> 00:28:49.110
  • WORDS OF GOD, SOMETHING COMES ALIVE, AND PEOPLE
  • 00:28:49.130 --> 00:28:52.150
  • KNOW THAT'S RIGHT, AND THAT'S FOR ME.
  • 00:28:52.170 --> 00:28:54.120
  • AND WHAT A GREAT THING TO BE ABLE TO DO IS SPEAK
  • 00:28:54.140 --> 00:28:57.100
  • LIFE TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:28:57.120 --> 00:28:59.070
  • IF ANYBODY ACCUSES YOU OF SPEAKING ANYTHING ELSE,
  • 00:28:59.090 --> 00:29:02.080
  • IT'S LIKE THERE'S NO ARGUMENT.
  • 00:29:02.100 --> 00:29:04.050
  • IT'S LIKE, LISTEN, JUST SPEAK WHAT YOU WANT TO.
  • 00:29:04.070 --> 00:29:06.230
  • I'M GOING TO SPEAK, AND I LOVE YOU, AND LET'S TRY
  • 00:29:06.250 --> 00:29:09.170
  • NOT TO BE DIVIDED HERE, BUT YOU KNOW, IT REALLY IS
  • 00:29:09.190 --> 00:29:12.030
  • A BLESSING TO JUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK LIFE TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:29:12.050 --> 00:29:19.230
  • A BLESSING TO JUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK LIFE TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:29:19.230 --> 00:29:26.180
  • - WE SAID IT EARLIER IN THE SHOW, JOEL AND I HAVE BEEN
  • 00:29:26.200 --> 00:29:28.050
  • MARRIED 30 YEARS, BUT
  • 00:29:28.070 --> 00:29:29.230
  • THE THING ABOUT THIS WORD OF GOD AND THE THING THAT
  • 00:29:29.250 --> 00:29:31.240
  • I APPRECIATE ABOUT MY HUSBAND IS THAT HE DOESN'T
  • 00:29:31.260 --> 00:29:35.070
  • TELL ANYONE TO DO SOMETHING THAT HE'S NOT
  • 00:29:35.090 --> 00:29:37.080
  • PRACTICING ON A DAILY BASIS.
  • 00:29:37.100 --> 00:29:40.210
  • AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT RESONATES WITH PEOPLE
  • 00:29:40.230 --> 00:29:43.040
  • BECAUSE THEY SEE THE TRANSPARENCY OF SOMEONE
  • 00:29:43.060 --> 00:29:45.270
  • WHO IS PRACTICING WHAT HE'S PREACHING.
  • 00:29:45.290 --> 00:29:48.280
  • AND YOU KNOW, THE WORD OF GOD IS AMAZING, AND GOD
  • 00:29:49.000 --> 00:29:52.270
  • WILL WORK FOR US, BUT HE WANTS TO WORK WITH US, AND
  • 00:29:52.290 --> 00:29:55.250
  • THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE.
  • 00:29:55.270 --> 00:29:57.070
  • AND I THINK TOO MANY PEOPLE, LIKE YOU SAID,
  • 00:29:57.090 --> 00:29:58.260
  • WELL, PEOPLE LOOK AND SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW, IF I HAD
  • 00:29:58.280 --> 00:30:01.240
  • THIS, IF I HAD THAT...
  • 00:30:01.260 --> 00:30:03.030
  • WELL, YOU CAN, BUT YOU HAVE TO USE WHAT
  • 00:30:03.050 --> 00:30:05.040
  • YOU HAVE NOW.
  • 00:30:05.060 --> 00:30:06.140
  • YOU'VE GOT TO START WHERE YOU ARE NOW, YOU'VE GOT TO
  • 00:30:06.160 --> 00:30:08.220
  • BELIEVE GOD, AND YOU'VE GOT TO PRACTICE GOD'S WORD
  • 00:30:08.240 --> 00:30:12.000
  • BECAUSE GOD IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO SEEK AFTER
  • 00:30:12.020 --> 00:30:14.290
  • HIM, AND YOU SAID IT EARLIER, JOSEPH.
  • 00:30:15.010 --> 00:30:17.180
  • YOU MAY NOT HAVE DONE EVERYTHING RIGHT THAT DAY,
  • 00:30:17.200 --> 00:30:20.230
  • BUT YOU'VE GOT TO SEE WHAT YOU DID DO RIGHT, AND YOU
  • 00:30:20.250 --> 00:30:24.200
  • GOT TO TAKE HOLD OF THAT, AND YOU'VE GOT TO GO
  • 00:30:24.220 --> 00:30:27.040
  • FORWARD WITH GOD.
  • 00:30:27.060 --> 00:30:28.270
  • AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY WHAT THE WORD OF
  • 00:30:28.290 --> 00:30:30.110
  • GOD IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:30:30.130 --> 00:30:31.150
  • IT'S A PROCESS OF GROWING.
  • 00:30:31.170 --> 00:30:33.050
  • IT'S A PROCESS OF DOING RIGHT, EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T
  • 00:30:33.070 --> 00:30:35.050
  • WANT TO DO RIGHT.
  • 00:30:35.070 --> 00:30:36.220
  • I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE
  • 00:30:36.240 --> 00:30:39.140
  • LAW SUIT AND EVERYTHING WITH THE COMPAQ CENTER FOR
  • 00:30:39.160 --> 00:30:41.290
  • THREE YEARS, AND JOEL, I MEAN, REALLY, HE WATCHED
  • 00:30:42.010 --> 00:30:44.280
  • EVERY WORD HE SPOKE OUT OF HIS MOUTH, AND I HAVE TO
  • 00:30:45.000 --> 00:30:48.040
  • ADMIT, I SAID A COUPLE OF THINGS...
  • 00:30:48.060 --> 00:30:49.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:30:50.000 --> 00:30:51.290
  • I KNOW Y'ALL NEVER HAVE.
  • 00:30:52.010 --> 00:30:54.030
  • I'M THE ONE THAT KEEPS US CHALLENGED IN THE FAMILY.
  • 00:30:54.050 --> 00:30:56.010
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:30:56.030 --> 00:30:57.220
  • BUT YOU KNOW, HE REALLY WOULD SAY, NOW, VICTORIA,
  • 00:30:57.240 --> 00:30:59.230
  • THESE ARE THE TIMES OF TESTING.
  • 00:30:59.250 --> 00:31:02.070
  • THESE ARE THE TIMES YOU'VE GOT WATCH WHAT YOU SAY.
  • 00:31:02.090 --> 00:31:04.230
  • YOU'VE GOT TO GUARD YOUR HEART, AND I APPRECIATE
  • 00:31:04.250 --> 00:31:07.290
  • HAVING A HUSBAND LIKE THAT BECAUSE HE
  • 00:31:08.010 --> 00:31:10.090
  • WAS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
  • 00:31:10.110 --> 00:31:12.010
  • WE THINK WE CAN SAY ANYTHING WE WANT.
  • 00:31:12.030 --> 00:31:13.240
  • WE THINK WE CAN DO -- BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS
  • 00:31:13.260 --> 00:31:15.270
  • IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH A BATTLE, IT'S A
  • 00:31:15.290 --> 00:31:17.110
  • TIME OF TESTING. TAKE IT SERIOUS.
  • 00:31:17.130 --> 00:31:19.230
  • YOU'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THE OTHER SIDE,
  • 00:31:19.250 --> 00:31:21.120
  • BUT IT'S YOUR TURN TO PRACTICE GOD'S WORD AND TO
  • 00:31:21.140 --> 00:31:24.090
  • DO WHAT GOD SAYS.
  • 00:31:24.110 --> 00:31:26.000
  • AND I THINK THAT'S THE WHOLE PROCESS THAT
  • 00:31:26.020 --> 00:31:28.000
  • GOD WANTS FOR US.
  • 00:31:28.020 --> 00:31:29.080
  • IT'S NOT A MATTER THAT HE DOESN'T WANT TO BLESS US.
  • 00:31:29.100 --> 00:31:30.210
  • HE WANTS TO BLESS US, BUT HE'S NEVER GOING TO BLESS
  • 00:31:30.230 --> 00:31:32.280
  • US AND GET US TO THE OTHER PLACE AND US NOT BE BETTER
  • 00:31:33.000 --> 00:31:36.050
  • THAN WE WERE WHEN WE STARTED BECAUSE THAT'S NOT
  • 00:31:36.070 --> 00:31:38.210
  • THE WAY GOD WORKS.
  • 00:31:38.230 --> 00:31:40.170
  • HE ALWAYS WANTS US TO GROW.
  • 00:31:40.190 --> 00:31:41.220
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:31:41.240 --> 00:31:43.230
  • - WELL, YOU KNOW, ANOTHER THING, TOO, I THINK
  • 00:31:43.250 --> 00:31:45.220
  • SOMETIMES THOSE ARE PREPARATION YEARS, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:31:45.240 --> 00:31:48.070
  • EVEN THOSE THREE YEARS.
  • 00:31:48.090 --> 00:31:49.030
  • I THINK ABOUT MY DAD.
  • 00:31:49.050 --> 00:31:50.140
  • MY DAD PASTORED A CHURCH OF 90 PEOPLE, MATT, AND HE
  • 00:31:50.160 --> 00:31:53.280
  • BELIEVED HE WAS GOING TO PASTOR A CHURCH OF
  • 00:31:54.000 --> 00:31:55.160
  • THOUSANDS, BUT FOR 12 YEARS, LAKEWOOD HAD LESS
  • 00:31:55.180 --> 00:31:57.190
  • THAN 200 PEOPLE.
  • 00:31:57.210 --> 00:31:59.150
  • BUT IN 1972 -- MY PARENTS STARTED LAKEWOOD IN 1959,
  • 00:31:59.170 --> 00:32:04.000
  • BUT IN 1972, 13 YEARS LATER, IT WAS LIKE
  • 00:32:04.020 --> 00:32:07.100
  • SOMEBODY OPENED UP THE GATES, AND PEOPLE
  • 00:32:07.120 --> 00:32:09.060
  • BEGAN TO COME.
  • 00:32:09.080 --> 00:32:10.140
  • BUT I LOOK BACK, AND I BELIEVE THOSE 13 YEARS
  • 00:32:10.160 --> 00:32:13.040
  • WERE YEARS OF TESTING, YEARS OF PROVING, GETTING
  • 00:32:13.060 --> 00:32:15.140
  • MY FATHER PREPARED.
  • 00:32:15.160 --> 00:32:16.240
  • AND SO I THINK IN THESE TIMES WHERE IT'S TAKING
  • 00:32:16.260 --> 00:32:18.220
  • LONGER THAN WE THOUGHT, IT'S NOT HAPPENING THE WAY
  • 00:32:18.240 --> 00:32:20.260
  • WE HAD PLANNED, GOD'S DOING A WORK IN US.
  • 00:32:20.280 --> 00:32:24.090
  • AND I THINK OF IT THIS WAY, IF HE GOT YOU THERE
  • 00:32:24.110 --> 00:32:26.110
  • BEFORE, YOU COULDN'T HANDLE IT, AND THAT WOULD
  • 00:32:26.130 --> 00:32:29.040
  • BE DOING YOU A DISSERVICE.
  • 00:32:29.060 --> 00:32:31.110
  • SO I THINK IT GOES BACK TO THAT, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:32:31.130 --> 00:32:33.080
  • GOD, MY LIFE'S IN YOUR HANDS.
  • 00:32:33.100 --> 00:32:34.210
  • I'M GOING TO GET UP. I'M GOING TO BE MY BEST EACH DAY.
  • 00:32:34.230 --> 00:32:36.110
  • I'M GOING TO HONOR YOU.
  • 00:32:36.130 --> 00:32:37.220
  • I'M GOING TO BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS, AND GOD, I'M
  • 00:32:37.240 --> 00:32:39.000
  • GOING TO TRUST YOU TO GET ME TO WHERE
  • 00:32:39.020 --> 00:32:40.130
  • I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:32:40.150 --> 00:32:41.230
  • LET ME TELL YOU, WHEN IT'S YOUR TIME TO BE PROMOTED,
  • 00:32:41.250 --> 00:32:44.020
  • ALL THE FORCES DARKNESS CAN'T HOLD YOU BACK.
  • 00:32:44.040 --> 00:32:46.030
  • PEOPLE CAN'T STOP YOU.
  • 00:32:46.050 --> 00:32:48.000
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:32:48.020 --> 00:32:51.250
  • BAD BREAKS, DISAPPOINTMENTS, GOD HAS
  • 00:32:51.270 --> 00:32:55.180
  • THE FINAL SAY.
  • 00:32:55.200 --> 00:32:57.070
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY, WELL, JOEL, I'M NOT BEING
  • 00:32:57.090 --> 00:32:58.150
  • TREATED RIGHT AT WORK.
  • 00:32:58.170 --> 00:32:59.180
  • WELL, YOU'RE NOT WORKING UNDER PEOPLE.
  • 00:32:59.200 --> 00:33:00.280
  • YOU'RE WORKING UNDER GOD, SO YOU KEEP DOING THE
  • 00:33:01.000 --> 00:33:02.220
  • RIGHT THING, AND GOD WILL GET YOU TO WHERE YOU'RE
  • 00:33:02.240 --> 00:33:05.020
  • SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:33:05.040 --> 00:33:06.150
  • WE FOUGHT THAT THREE YEAR BATTLE FOR THE COMPAQ
  • 00:33:06.170 --> 00:33:09.270
  • CENTER, AND WE NEEDED TEN VOTES.
  • 00:33:09.290 --> 00:33:11.280
  • WE HAD WORKED TWO YEARS, AND WE ONLY HAD NINE VOTES
  • 00:33:12.000 --> 00:33:15.020
  • THE NIGHT BEFORE THE MAIN VOTE.
  • 00:33:15.040 --> 00:33:17.050
  • WE HAD TEN, AND SOMEONE THAT WAS FOR US DECIDED
  • 00:33:17.070 --> 00:33:20.250
  • TO BE OUT OF TOWN.
  • 00:33:20.270 --> 00:33:22.070
  • WELL, THAT WAS LIKE US NOT GOING TO GET THE FACILITY.
  • 00:33:22.090 --> 00:33:24.220
  • WELL, A YOUNG, JEWISH COUNCIL MEMBER THAT HAD
  • 00:33:24.240 --> 00:33:27.170
  • BEEN AGAINST US FOR TWO YEARS SUDDENLY CHANGED HIS
  • 00:33:27.190 --> 00:33:30.150
  • MIND AND DECIDED TO VOTE FOR US.
  • 00:33:30.170 --> 00:33:32.160
  • THAT GAVE US THE COMPAQ CENTER, BUT LET ME TELL
  • 00:33:32.180 --> 00:33:34.080
  • YOU THE BACK STORY.
  • 00:33:34.100 --> 00:33:35.170
  • I KNEW THE COUNCIL MEMBER GOLDBERG.
  • 00:33:35.190 --> 00:33:36.290
  • I HAD TRIED TO PERSUADE HIM MANY TIMES WITH
  • 00:33:37.010 --> 00:33:39.020
  • EVERYTHING THAT I COULD.
  • 00:33:39.040 --> 00:33:40.190
  • I SAID, COUNCIL MEMBER GOLDBERG, WHY DID YOU
  • 00:33:40.210 --> 00:33:42.130
  • CHANGE YOUR MIND?
  • 00:33:42.150 --> 00:33:43.230
  • HE SAID, WELL, JOEL, AS PERSUASIVE AS YOU WERE,
  • 00:33:43.250 --> 00:33:47.040
  • YOU DIDN'T CAUSE ME TO CHANGE MY MIND.
  • 00:33:47.060 --> 00:33:49.180
  • THE NIGHT BEFORE, I GOT A CALL FROM AN OLDER JEWISH
  • 00:33:49.200 --> 00:33:52.260
  • LADY -- HE WAS A JEWISH COUNCIL MEMBER, I CAN'T
  • 00:33:52.280 --> 00:33:54.180
  • REMEMBER IF I SAID THAT -- I GOT CALL FROM AN OLDER
  • 00:33:54.200 --> 00:33:56.090
  • JEWISH LADY THAT I HADN'T SPOKEN TO IN 20 YEARS, AND
  • 00:33:56.110 --> 00:33:59.100
  • I ALWAYS RESPECTED THIS WOMAN, AND I THOUGHT WHAT
  • 00:33:59.120 --> 00:34:01.240
  • DOES SHE WANT WITH ME?
  • 00:34:01.260 --> 00:34:03.040
  • I PICKED IT UP, AND SHE SAID, I'M TELLING YOU I
  • 00:34:03.060 --> 00:34:04.280
  • WANT YOU TO VOTE FOR LAKEWOOD HAVING
  • 00:34:05.000 --> 00:34:06.100
  • THE COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:34:06.120 --> 00:34:07.200
  • HE SAID, IT WAS THAT PHONE CALL THAT CAUSED ME TO
  • 00:34:07.220 --> 00:34:11.260
  • CHANGE MY VOTE, AND YOU GOT THE COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:34:11.280 --> 00:34:13.240
  • WHAT I'M SAYING IS YOU STAY IN FAITH.
  • 00:34:13.260 --> 00:34:16.030
  • GOD WILL MAKE THINGS HAPPEN THAT YOU COULD
  • 00:34:16.050 --> 00:34:17.150
  • NEVER MAKE HAPPEN.
  • 00:34:17.170 --> 00:34:18.140
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:34:18.160 --> 00:34:21.140
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:34:21.160 --> 00:34:23.080
  • - YOU KNOW WHAT JUST AMAZES ME IS HOW GOD
  • 00:34:35.080 --> 00:34:39.090
  • RAISES UP VOICES.
  • 00:34:39.110 --> 00:34:41.010
  • WE HAVE A WORLD FULL OF PEOPLE FILLED WITH DESPAIR
  • 00:34:41.030 --> 00:34:46.150
  • AND NEEDING GOD.
  • 00:34:46.170 --> 00:34:49.190
  • EVERYONE'S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING, AND SOMEONE
  • 00:34:49.210 --> 00:34:54.030
  • SPEAKING LIFE AND JUST PRINCIPLES OF THE GOSPEL
  • 00:34:54.050 --> 00:34:59.260
  • -- HE SPEAKS MOSTLY TO THE SPIRITS OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:34:59.280 --> 00:35:04.040
  • THAT TRIGGERS SOMETHING ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:35:04.060 --> 00:35:06.230
  • YOU MEAN THERE IS HOPE? SOMEHOW THERE'S HOPE?
  • 00:35:06.250 --> 00:35:10.180
  • WHERE I'M AT RIGHT TODAY, GOD'S FOR ME?
  • 00:35:10.200 --> 00:35:14.260
  • GOD'S NOT AGAINST -- AND YOU SPEAK TO THE SPIRIT OF PEOPLE
  • 00:35:14.280 --> 00:35:18.160
  • THAT ARE TAKING PEOPLE OUT OF DARKNESS AND TURNING
  • 00:35:18.180 --> 00:35:22.110
  • THEM TOWARDS THE LIGHT WHO IS JESUS AND THE HOPE FOR
  • 00:35:22.130 --> 00:35:27.010
  • THE WORLD, AND I LOVE THAT, AND I APPRECIATE
  • 00:35:27.030 --> 00:35:29.270
  • THAT ABOUT YOU GUYS SO VERY MUCH.
  • 00:35:29.290 --> 00:35:33.070
  • HE LIVES IT HIMSELF, AND OF COURSE GOD WOULD RAISE
  • 00:35:33.090 --> 00:35:35.120
  • HIM UP BECAUSE HE LIVES IT AT HOME.
  • 00:35:35.140 --> 00:35:37.020
  • - I'D LIKE THE FACT THAT WHAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED,
  • 00:35:37.040 --> 00:35:39.290
  • TURNING FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, IS ACTUALLY THE
  • 00:35:40.010 --> 00:35:42.090
  • DEFINITION OF REPENTANCE.
  • 00:35:42.110 --> 00:35:45.070
  • NOW, WE CAN GET RELIGIOUS ABOUT REPENTANCE, LIKE
  • 00:35:45.090 --> 00:35:48.130
  • BEATING YOUR BREASTS AND SCREAMING,
  • 00:35:48.150 --> 00:35:50.050
  • HELP ME, JESUS! HELP ME!
  • 00:35:50.070 --> 00:35:51.240
  • BUT THAT'S AN OUTWARD SHOW.
  • 00:35:51.260 --> 00:35:54.040
  • YOU MAY CRY OR NOT CRY, BUT THE DEFINITION OF
  • 00:35:54.060 --> 00:35:57.150
  • REPENTANCE IN THE GREEK IS CHANGE YOUR MIND.
  • 00:35:57.170 --> 00:36:00.050
  • AND WHAT IS HAPPENING WHEN PEOPLE ARE WATCHING JOEL
  • 00:36:00.070 --> 00:36:02.290
  • IS THAT THEIR MINDS ARE BEING CHANGED.
  • 00:36:03.010 --> 00:36:05.290
  • THERE'S REPENTANCE GOING ON WITHOUT THE USE OF THE
  • 00:36:06.010 --> 00:36:07.290
  • WORD REPENTANCE.
  • 00:36:08.010 --> 00:36:09.220
  • NOW, IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, YOU DON'T FIND THE
  • 00:36:09.240 --> 00:36:11.140
  • WORD REPENTANCE USED EVEN ONCE; NOT EVEN ONCE
  • 00:36:11.160 --> 00:36:14.230
  • IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
  • 00:36:14.250 --> 00:36:16.030
  • DOES THAT MEAN THAT JOHN DOESN'T
  • 00:36:16.050 --> 00:36:17.120
  • BELIEVE IN REPENTANCE? IT'S JUST THE EMPHASIS.
  • 00:36:17.140 --> 00:36:21.070
  • SOME PEOPLE CAN CRY OUT REPENTANCE, AND THEY'RE
  • 00:36:21.090 --> 00:36:23.030
  • NOT GIVING PEOPLE ANYTHING TO TURN THEIR MINDS TO.
  • 00:36:23.050 --> 00:36:27.190
  • IT'S JUST A PROHIBITION OR NEGATION, BUT WHAT JOEL IS
  • 00:36:27.210 --> 00:36:33.080
  • DOING UNCONSCIOUSLY, SUPERNATURALLY, BY THE
  • 00:36:33.100 --> 00:36:35.220
  • ANOINTING THAT GOD HAS GIVEN HIM -- EVERYTHING,
  • 00:36:35.240 --> 00:36:38.170
  • YOU LISTEN TO HIM -- MY WIFE'S FAVORITE
  • 00:36:38.190 --> 00:36:39.200
  • PREACHER IS HIM.
  • 00:36:39.220 --> 00:36:40.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:40.180 --> 00:36:42.130
  • BESIDES ME. SHE WILL TELL ME WHAT JOEL IS PREACHING,
  • 00:36:42.150 --> 00:36:45.290
  • SO I'M PRETTY UP-TO-DATE BECAUSE SHE WILL TELL ME,
  • 00:36:46.010 --> 00:36:47.250
  • JOEL PREACHED THIS.
  • 00:36:47.270 --> 00:36:50.000
  • JOEL IS QUALIFIED, BUT YOU ARE FIRST.
  • 00:36:50.020 --> 00:36:52.130
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:36:52.150 --> 00:36:54.130
  • EVEN MY DAUGHTER LOVES HEARING JOEL.
  • 00:36:54.150 --> 00:36:58.010
  • MANY OF US AS PASTORS AND LEADERS, WE GIVE PEOPLE
  • 00:36:58.030 --> 00:37:01.250
  • SCRIPTURE AND ALL, BUT WHAT WE WANT THEM TO
  • 00:37:01.270 --> 00:37:03.250
  • ARRIVE TO IS FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE.
  • 00:37:03.270 --> 00:37:08.150
  • - WOW.
  • 00:37:08.170 --> 00:37:10.070
  • - WHAT JOEL DOES IS HE BYPASSES ALL OF THAT AND
  • 00:37:10.090 --> 00:37:12.150
  • BRINGS YOU RIGHT TO THAT PLACE, AND I'M TELLING
  • 00:37:12.170 --> 00:37:15.130
  • MYSELF AM I COMPLICATING THINGS BY GIVING THEM THE
  • 00:37:15.150 --> 00:37:18.220
  • GREEK AND THE HEBREW AND ALL OF THAT?
  • 00:37:18.240 --> 00:37:20.230
  • BUT THAT'S MY CALL.
  • 00:37:20.250 --> 00:37:22.020
  • BUT JOEL GETS TO THE POINT, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:37:22.040 --> 00:37:24.240
  • AND I APPRECIATE THAT, AND THAT'S TRUE REPENTANCE.
  • 00:37:24.260 --> 00:37:28.020
  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE BOOK OF ACTS, REPENTANCE
  • 00:37:28.040 --> 00:37:30.110
  • TOWARDS GOD, AND FAITH TOWARDS OUR
  • 00:37:30.130 --> 00:37:32.230
  • LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:37:32.250 --> 00:37:34.130
  • NOW WHAT IS REPENTANCE TOWARDS GOD?
  • 00:37:34.150 --> 00:37:36.150
  • TO CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:37:36.170 --> 00:37:38.250
  • YOU USED TO THINK THAT HE WAS AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:37:38.270 --> 00:37:40.220
  • NOW YOU KNOW THAT HE'S FOR YOU, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:37:40.240 --> 00:37:44.280
  • SO REPENTANCE TOWARDS GOD, AND FAITH TOWARDS OUR LORD
  • 00:37:45.000 --> 00:37:47.010
  • JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:37:47.030 --> 00:37:48.260
  • - WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF NEGATIVE, WORRIED, NOT
  • 00:37:58.030 --> 00:38:00.250
  • THINKING IT'S GOING TO WORK OUT,
  • 00:38:00.270 --> 00:38:02.180
  • RECOGNIZE WHAT'S HAPPENED.
  • 00:38:02.200 --> 00:38:04.110
  • YOU PULLED YOUR ANCHOR UP.
  • 00:38:04.130 --> 00:38:06.100
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU CAN PUT IT BACK DOWN.
  • 00:38:06.120 --> 00:38:09.100
  • INSTEAD OF DWELLING ON THOSE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,
  • 00:38:09.120 --> 00:38:12.000
  • YOU'LL NEVER GET WELL, NEVER BREAK THE ADDICTION,
  • 00:38:12.020 --> 00:38:15.050
  • NEVER MEET THE RIGHT PERSON, TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:38:15.070 --> 00:38:17.250
  • FATHER, THANK YOU THAT THE ANSWER'S ALREADY
  • 00:38:17.270 --> 00:38:19.210
  • ON THE WAY.
  • 00:38:19.230 --> 00:38:20.280
  • THANK YOU THAT HEALING'S COMING, PROMOTION'S
  • 00:38:21.000 --> 00:38:22.220
  • COMING, THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE COMING.
  • 00:38:22.240 --> 00:38:25.040
  • THANK YOU THAT FAVOR IS IN MY FUTURE.
  • 00:38:25.060 --> 00:38:27.180
  • THAT'S HOW YOU STAY ANCHORED TO HOPE.
  • 00:38:27.200 --> 00:38:30.150
  • - ANNOUNCER: THE TRINITY BROADCASTING FAMILY OF NETWORKS
  • 00:38:33.090 --> 00:38:35.190
  • INTRODUCED FOUR PILLARS OF TRUTH: THE BLESSED LIFE,
  • 00:38:35.210 --> 00:38:41.180
  • GRACE, SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY, AND HOPE.
  • 00:38:41.200 --> 00:38:48.080
  • GOD WONDROUSLY SHOWS US HIS NEVERENDING LOVE.
  • 00:38:48.100 --> 00:38:52.150
  • HE DELIGHTS IN THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
  • 00:38:52.170 --> 00:38:55.110
  • MAY HIS JOY AND PEACE FILL YOU TO OVERFLOWING WITH
  • 00:38:55.130 --> 00:38:58.200
  • HOPE, TODAY'S PILLAR FOR LIFE.
  • 00:38:58.220 --> 00:39:02.060
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:39:02.080 --> 00:39:04.090
  • - THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HOPE IS THE HELMET OF
  • 00:39:04.110 --> 00:39:05.220
  • SALVATION, RIGHT?
  • 00:39:05.240 --> 00:39:07.090
  • THE HOPE OF SALVATION IS A HELMET.
  • 00:39:07.110 --> 00:39:09.280
  • WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?
  • 00:39:10.000 --> 00:39:11.230
  • - WELL, LET'S SEE, JOSEPH, WHAT DO I
  • 00:39:11.250 --> 00:39:13.270
  • MAKE OF THAT?
  • 00:39:13.290 --> 00:39:14.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:14.290 --> 00:39:16.250
  • I DON'T KNOW, JOSEPH.
  • 00:39:16.270 --> 00:39:18.090
  • I PROBABLY SEE IT WAY TOO SIMPLY, BUT JUST THE FACT
  • 00:39:18.110 --> 00:39:21.200
  • THAT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:39:21.220 --> 00:39:22.270
  • YOU PUT YOUR HOPE IN CHRIST.
  • 00:39:22.290 --> 00:39:24.040
  • THERE'S YOUR SALVATION.
  • 00:39:24.060 --> 00:39:25.270
  • - THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE DOING BECAUSE EVERY
  • 00:39:25.290 --> 00:39:27.090
  • TIME HOPE IS PREACHED, IT GUARDS YOUR
  • 00:39:27.110 --> 00:39:29.180
  • HEART AND MINDS.
  • 00:39:29.200 --> 00:39:31.040
  • IT GUARDS YOUR MINDS, AND YOU HAVE A
  • 00:39:31.060 --> 00:39:32.190
  • BEAUTIFUL HELMET. I LOVE YOUR HAIR.
  • 00:39:32.210 --> 00:39:34.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:39:35.000 --> 00:39:38.110
  • YOU KNOW, WE USED TO BE THERE WHERE PUTTING ON THE
  • 00:39:38.130 --> 00:39:40.110
  • ARMOR OF GOD WAS LIKE BATMAN PUTTING ON HIS
  • 00:39:40.130 --> 00:39:42.240
  • ARMOR, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK, THAT KIND OF THING.
  • 00:39:42.260 --> 00:39:46.060
  • BUT ACTUALLY, IT'S UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH OF
  • 00:39:46.080 --> 00:39:48.200
  • LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, HOPE IS THE HELMET TO YOUR HEAD.
  • 00:39:48.220 --> 00:39:51.120
  • IT PROTECTS YOU.
  • 00:39:51.140 --> 00:39:52.190
  • EVERY TIME I LISTEN TO JOEL, PEOPLE THAT LISTEN
  • 00:39:52.210 --> 00:39:54.130
  • TO JOEL, THEY COME OUT FROM THERE BEING MORE
  • 00:39:54.150 --> 00:39:57.100
  • OPTIMISTIC AND OF COURSE THE WORD HELP IS FOR HOPE
  • 00:39:57.120 --> 00:40:01.050
  • IN THE GREEK IS POSITIVE EXPECTATION OF GOOD
  • 00:40:01.070 --> 00:40:03.220
  • IN YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:40:03.240 --> 00:40:04.280
  • THE WORLD TODAY IS VERY SAD.
  • 00:40:05.000 --> 00:40:08.010
  • YOU CAN'T FIND HOPE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:40:08.030 --> 00:40:10.000
  • IT'S HOPELESS.
  • 00:40:10.020 --> 00:40:11.260
  • THE ONLY PLACE TO FIND HOPE IS IN THE BODY OF
  • 00:40:11.280 --> 00:40:13.180
  • CHRIST, AND WHY KNOCK IT?
  • 00:40:13.200 --> 00:40:18.000
  • I CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE BODY OF CHRIST KNOCKS
  • 00:40:18.020 --> 00:40:19.290
  • HOPE, PEOPLE WHO ARE PREACHING HOPE, BECAUSE
  • 00:40:20.010 --> 00:40:22.030
  • THERE'S SO MUCH DEJECTION AND DEPRESSION IN THE
  • 00:40:22.050 --> 00:40:24.250
  • WORLD, AND IN THE LAST DAYS, THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:40:24.270 --> 00:40:27.060
  • DARKNESS WILL COVER THE EARTH, AND GROSS DARKNESS
  • 00:40:27.080 --> 00:40:30.070
  • THE PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE BUT NOT THE CHURCH.
  • 00:40:30.090 --> 00:40:33.200
  • BUT THE GLORY OF THE LORD WILL RISE UPON YOU, AMEN?
  • 00:40:33.220 --> 00:40:36.090
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:40:36.110 --> 00:40:38.140
  • AND I THANK GOD FOR IT'S A WEAPON.
  • 00:40:38.160 --> 00:40:41.190
  • HOPE, GRACE, THEY'RE NOT JUST MESSAGES.
  • 00:40:41.210 --> 00:40:45.210
  • THEY ARE YOUR ARMOR.
  • 00:40:45.230 --> 00:40:47.240
  • THEY ARE YOUR WEAPONS TO PROTECT YOU, AND YOU
  • 00:40:47.260 --> 00:40:49.220
  • CANNOT FIND HOPE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:40:49.240 --> 00:40:51.150
  • ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, WHEN YOU SEE WHAT THE
  • 00:40:51.170 --> 00:40:53.030
  • DEVIL IS DOING, THE DEVIL APPEALS TO YOUR SIGHT.
  • 00:40:53.050 --> 00:40:56.220
  • HE'S VISUAL.
  • 00:40:56.240 --> 00:40:58.140
  • IN OTHER WORDS, HE WANTS TO APPEAL TO YOUR SIGHT,
  • 00:40:58.160 --> 00:41:01.090
  • WHEREAS GOD APPEALS TO FAITH, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:41:01.110 --> 00:41:04.140
  • WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT.
  • 00:41:04.160 --> 00:41:06.250
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD DOING IN THE WORLD TODAY,
  • 00:41:06.270 --> 00:41:09.230
  • JUST SEE WHAT THE DEVIL IS DOING.
  • 00:41:09.250 --> 00:41:11.260
  • WHAT IS VISUAL? AND THEN REVERSE IT.
  • 00:41:11.280 --> 00:41:15.150
  • IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS, REMEMBER WHEN PHARAOH
  • 00:41:15.170 --> 00:41:19.160
  • DECREED THAT ALL THE HEBREW MALE BABIES
  • 00:41:19.180 --> 00:41:21.150
  • WOULD BE KILLED? THAT WAS VERY VISUAL.
  • 00:41:21.170 --> 00:41:25.170
  • THAT WAS VERY RAMPANT FOR ALL TO SEE, BUT WHAT WAS
  • 00:41:25.190 --> 00:41:29.270
  • UNKNOWN AND WHAT WAS HIDDEN AND NOT VISIBLE WAS
  • 00:41:29.290 --> 00:41:32.260
  • A CHAMPION WAS BORN DURING THAT TIME.
  • 00:41:32.280 --> 00:41:36.040
  • SAME THING FOR OUR LORD JESUS WHEN HE WAS BORN.
  • 00:41:36.060 --> 00:41:39.120
  • EVERY MALE CHILD UNDER TWO YEARS OLD, HEROD DECREED
  • 00:41:39.140 --> 00:41:43.150
  • TO BE KILLED, AND THAT WAS VERY OPEN.
  • 00:41:43.170 --> 00:41:45.220
  • YOU CAN HEAR THE TEARS AND THE WEEPING OF THE
  • 00:41:45.240 --> 00:41:47.160
  • MOTHERS, AND YOU CAN SEE IT HAPPENING WHAT THE
  • 00:41:47.180 --> 00:41:50.140
  • DEVIL IS DOING, BUT THEN WHAT WE CAN'T SEE IS THAT
  • 00:41:50.160 --> 00:41:53.060
  • THE MESSIAH WAS BORN.
  • 00:41:53.080 --> 00:41:54.250
  • SO WHEN YOU SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD
  • 00:41:54.270 --> 00:41:56.260
  • TODAY, AS PEOPLE OF FAITH REVERSE IT -- WHY IS IT
  • 00:41:56.280 --> 00:42:02.130
  • THAT THERE'S SO MUCH TERRORISM GOING ON?
  • 00:42:02.150 --> 00:42:04.140
  • BECAUSE GOD'S CHAMPIONS ARE BEING RAISED.
  • 00:42:04.160 --> 00:42:06.230
  • - COME ON, NOW.
  • 00:42:06.250 --> 00:42:07.240
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:42:07.260 --> 00:42:11.050
  • - WHY IS THERE NEW STRAINS OF VIRUS,
  • 00:42:11.070 --> 00:42:15.070
  • DISEASES, ZIKA, EBOLA, NEW STRAINS OF VIRUSES? BECAUSE
  • 00:42:15.090 --> 00:42:19.060
  • GOD HAS A NEW ANOINTING OF HEALING BEING RELEASED.
  • 00:42:19.080 --> 00:42:22.200
  • JUST REVERSE IT.
  • 00:42:22.220 --> 00:42:24.060
  • AND WHAT JOEL DOES IS HE BRINGS OUT OF THE
  • 00:42:24.080 --> 00:42:28.030
  • INVISIBLE REALM, THE VISIBLE REALM.
  • 00:42:28.050 --> 00:42:30.080
  • WE NEED TO BE PEOPLE OF FAITH AND HAVE
  • 00:42:30.100 --> 00:42:32.220
  • HOPE AND GRACE.
  • 00:42:32.240 --> 00:42:35.140
  • YOU GOT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT GOD IS SAYING, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:42:35.160 --> 00:42:38.040
  • JUST LOOK AT WHAT THE DEVIL IS DOING, AND
  • 00:42:38.060 --> 00:42:39.240
  • THEN REVERSE IT.
  • 00:42:39.260 --> 00:42:41.020
  • SO WHAT IS HE DOING IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:42:41.040 --> 00:42:43.130
  • IS HE ATTACKING YOUR BODY?
  • 00:42:43.150 --> 00:42:45.080
  • IT'S BECAUSE GOD IS GIVING YOU A NEW INFUSION OF
  • 00:42:45.100 --> 00:42:47.230
  • HEALTH AND STRENGTH.
  • 00:42:47.250 --> 00:42:49.070
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:42:49.090 --> 00:42:51.190
  • IS HE ATTACKING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS?
  • 00:42:51.210 --> 00:42:53.260
  • IT'S BECAUSE GOD IS DOING SOMETHING.
  • 00:42:53.280 --> 00:42:55.120
  • NOW, THE DEVIL IS NOT OMNISCIENT.
  • 00:42:55.140 --> 00:42:59.050
  • HE IS NOT ALL-KNOWING, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:42:59.070 --> 00:43:00.170
  • GOD IS ALL KNOWING.
  • 00:43:00.190 --> 00:43:01.240
  • SO WHAT HE DOES IS HE OBSERVES THE ACTIVITY OF
  • 00:43:01.260 --> 00:43:04.020
  • ANGELS LIKE DURING THE TIME OF THE BIRTH OF
  • 00:43:04.040 --> 00:43:07.110
  • JESUS, HE CAN SEE THE ANGELS MOVING, BUT HE
  • 00:43:07.130 --> 00:43:10.070
  • DOESN'T KNOW EXACTLY.
  • 00:43:10.090 --> 00:43:13.070
  • AT THE TIME OF BABY MOSES, HE DIDN'T KNOW WHO WAS THE
  • 00:43:13.090 --> 00:43:16.010
  • CHAMPION BEING BORN, BUT HE CAN TELL THAT GOD IS
  • 00:43:16.030 --> 00:43:18.010
  • DOING SOMETHING.
  • 00:43:18.030 --> 00:43:19.140
  • SO WHAT HE DOES IS HE COUNTERATTACKS.
  • 00:43:19.160 --> 00:43:22.000
  • GOD NEVER PLAYS CATCH UP TO THE DEVIL.
  • 00:43:22.020 --> 00:43:25.060
  • THE DEVIL DOES, OKAY?
  • 00:43:25.080 --> 00:43:27.130
  • SO WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD TODAY, I HAVE HOPE
  • 00:43:27.150 --> 00:43:31.050
  • BECAUSE I KNOW THAT ALL THESE SIGNS ARE WHAT THE
  • 00:43:31.070 --> 00:43:33.060
  • DEVIL IS DOING,
  • 00:43:33.080 --> 00:43:34.280
  • IT'S JUST HIS KNEE JERK REACTION AT WHAT
  • 00:43:35.000 --> 00:43:37.230
  • GOD IS DOING.
  • 00:43:37.250 --> 00:43:39.240
  • LET'S SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING, AMEN?
  • 00:43:39.260 --> 00:43:41.090
  • - FOR 2017,
  • 00:43:41.110 --> 00:43:42.200
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:43:42.220 --> 00:43:44.080
  • - ZECHARIAH PUTS IT THIS WAY: IF YOU'LL BE A
  • 00:43:54.190 --> 00:43:57.030
  • PRISONER OF HOPE, GOD WILL RESTORE BACK TO YOU
  • 00:43:57.050 --> 00:44:01.030
  • DOUBLE WHAT YOU LOST.
  • 00:44:01.050 --> 00:44:03.130
  • PRISONER OF HOPE MEANS YOU CAN'T GET AWAY FROM IT.
  • 00:44:03.150 --> 00:44:06.040
  • YOU'RE ANCHORED TO IT.
  • 00:44:06.060 --> 00:44:08.060
  • YOU SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED, BUT YOU CAN'T HELP IT.
  • 00:44:08.080 --> 00:44:11.130
  • DESPITE ALL THAT'S COME AGAINST YOU, LIKE JOSEPH,
  • 00:44:11.150 --> 00:44:14.220
  • YOU STILL BELIEVE YOU'RE GOING TO ACCOMPLISH
  • 00:44:14.240 --> 00:44:16.210
  • YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:44:16.230 --> 00:44:18.030
  • YOU SHOULD BE OVERWHELMED. THE OBSTACLE LOOKS BIGGER.
  • 00:44:18.050 --> 00:44:22.000
  • GOLIATH LOOKS STRONGER, MORE POWERFUL, BUT LIKE
  • 00:44:22.020 --> 00:44:24.250
  • DAVID, YOU HAVE YOUR HOPE IN THE LORD.
  • 00:44:24.270 --> 00:44:28.020
  • YOU KNOW IF GOD BE FOR YOU, WHO DARE
  • 00:44:28.040 --> 00:44:29.180
  • BE AGAINST YOU?
  • 00:44:29.200 --> 00:44:30.220
  • - JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO, WE WERE IN NEW YORK
  • 00:44:34.080 --> 00:44:35.260
  • TOGETHER, AND WE DID AN INTERVIEW ON
  • 00:44:35.280 --> 00:44:38.010
  • YOUR LAST BOOK.
  • 00:44:38.030 --> 00:44:39.220
  • WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT BOOK?
  • 00:44:39.240 --> 00:44:41.080
  • - "THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER".
  • 00:44:41.100 --> 00:44:42.140
  • - "THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER".
  • 00:44:42.160 --> 00:44:43.280
  • OKAY, YOUR QUESTION WAS THE BIBLE DECLARES
  • 00:44:44.000 --> 00:44:47.100
  • THAT HOPE IS A...
  • 00:44:47.120 --> 00:44:48.290
  • - HELMET.
  • 00:44:49.010 --> 00:44:50.110
  • - HELMET, OKAY. SO THE QUESTION TO JOEL LET ME HELP
  • 00:44:50.130 --> 00:44:53.090
  • YOU WITH THE ANSWER...
  • 00:44:53.110 --> 00:44:54.060
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:44:54.080 --> 00:44:58.030
  • I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO THAT ENTIRE PROGRAM
  • 00:44:58.050 --> 00:45:00.230
  • THAT WE DID.
  • 00:45:00.250 --> 00:45:02.020
  • I THINK WHAT THE INTERPRETATION OF WHAT
  • 00:45:02.040 --> 00:45:04.110
  • THAT SCRIPTURE IS BASICALLY, IF YOU CAN'T
  • 00:45:04.130 --> 00:45:07.090
  • THINK THAT THERE IS HOPE IN YOUR MIND, OKAY, THAT
  • 00:45:07.110 --> 00:45:13.290
  • IS THE WAY IT BECOMES A HELMET TO YOU.
  • 00:45:14.010 --> 00:45:17.070
  • AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING.
  • 00:45:17.090 --> 00:45:18.140
  • I'M A RUNNER.
  • 00:45:18.160 --> 00:45:19.270
  • I RUN, AND I FOUND MYSELF THE OTHER DAY JUST -- YOU
  • 00:45:19.290 --> 00:45:24.260
  • KNOW THE CADENCE OF YOUR FEET HITTING THE GROUND.
  • 00:45:24.280 --> 00:45:28.120
  • YOU HEAR THAT CADENCE, AND I WAS HEARING MYSELF JUST
  • 00:45:28.140 --> 00:45:33.150
  • REPEATING THIS PHRASE, GOD IS FOR ME, HE'S NOT
  • 00:45:33.170 --> 00:45:37.090
  • AGAINST ME. GOD IS FOR ME, HE'S WITH ME.
  • 00:45:37.110 --> 00:45:41.010
  • HIS LOVE COMES TO ME. HIS LOVE GOES THROUGH ME.
  • 00:45:41.030 --> 00:45:44.280
  • AND ALL THESE LITTLE PHRASES.
  • 00:45:45.000 --> 00:45:46.160
  • OKAY, THAT IS A HELMET FOR ME.
  • 00:45:46.180 --> 00:45:51.190
  • IF YOU CAN'T GET WHAT YOU SO BEAUTIFULLY DO, AND IF
  • 00:45:51.210 --> 00:45:57.010
  • YOU CAN'T GET IT INTO MIND, YOU CAN'T
  • 00:45:57.030 --> 00:46:00.180
  • GENERATE A DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:46:00.200 --> 00:46:02.280
  • IT WON'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE, AND I THINK THAT'S A
  • 00:46:03.000 --> 00:46:06.210
  • BETTER ANSWER THAN YOURS.
  • 00:46:06.230 --> 00:46:07.210
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:46:07.230 --> 00:46:10.030
  • NOW PICK THAT UP.
  • 00:46:10.050 --> 00:46:11.190
  • - WELL, I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT ON, MATT.
  • 00:46:11.210 --> 00:46:13.120
  • I THINK WHAT'S LIMITING A LOT OF PEOPLE IS -- I SEE
  • 00:46:13.140 --> 00:46:15.290
  • IT AS WE ALL HAVE RECORDING PLAYING IN OUR
  • 00:46:16.010 --> 00:46:19.060
  • MIND, AND SOME PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT THEIR
  • 00:46:19.080 --> 00:46:21.260
  • RECORDING IS NEGATIVE.
  • 00:46:21.280 --> 00:46:23.090
  • THEY JUST GREW UP WITH IT LIKE, I'M NOT ATTRACTIVE,
  • 00:46:23.110 --> 00:46:26.160
  • AND I'LL NEVER RISE ANY HIGHER.
  • 00:46:26.180 --> 00:46:28.050
  • I'M NOT TALENTED, OR JUST ALL OF THESE
  • 00:46:28.070 --> 00:46:29.170
  • NEGATIVE THINGS.
  • 00:46:29.190 --> 00:46:30.280
  • BUT ONE OF THE BEST THINGS WE CAN DO, THE SCRIPTURE
  • 00:46:31.000 --> 00:46:34.020
  • CALLS IT RENEWING OUR MIND, IS TO CHANGE THAT
  • 00:46:34.040 --> 00:46:35.290
  • RECORDING AND SAY WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT US.
  • 00:46:36.010 --> 00:46:38.210
  • SO ALL THROUGH THE DAY, WHAT SHOULD BE PLAYED IN
  • 00:46:38.230 --> 00:46:41.000
  • OUR MIND, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY IT OUT LOUD,
  • 00:46:41.020 --> 00:46:42.150
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO YOU BUT WHAT SHOULD BE PLAYING IS
  • 00:46:42.170 --> 00:46:44.280
  • I'M BLESSED. I'M STRONG.
  • 00:46:45.000 --> 00:46:47.100
  • I'M HEALTHY. I'M TALENTED.
  • 00:46:47.120 --> 00:46:49.020
  • I'M CREATIVE. I'M FOCUSED.
  • 00:46:49.040 --> 00:46:50.230
  • I'M DISCIPLINED. MY BEST DAYS ARE STILL AHEAD.
  • 00:46:50.250 --> 00:46:53.000
  • I'M FRIENDLY.
  • 00:46:53.020 --> 00:46:54.010
  • PEOPLE LIKE TO BE AROUND ME.
  • 00:46:54.030 --> 00:46:55.200
  • SEE, YOU'VE GOT ENOUGH PEOPLE IN LIFE AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:46:55.220 --> 00:46:58.190
  • DON'T BE AGAINST YOURSELF.
  • 00:46:58.210 --> 00:47:00.180
  • YOU GOT TO TURN THAT RECORDING AROUND,
  • 00:47:00.200 --> 00:47:02.230
  • AND I THINK OF IT LIKE --I ALWAYS COME BACK TO THIS
  • 00:47:02.250 --> 00:47:04.240
  • BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE THE MOST EXPENSIVE COMPUTER
  • 00:47:04.260 --> 00:47:08.140
  • MADE, THE LATEST, GREATEST, HAS ALL THE
  • 00:47:08.160 --> 00:47:10.140
  • GREAT SOFTWARE AND ALL OF THAT, BUT IF YOU PUT BAD
  • 00:47:10.160 --> 00:47:13.150
  • SOFTWARE INTO IT, IT'S NOT GOING TO
  • 00:47:13.170 --> 00:47:15.080
  • FUNCTION PROPERLY.
  • 00:47:15.100 --> 00:47:16.280
  • AND I THINK SOMETIMES THERE'S NOTHING
  • 00:47:17.000 --> 00:47:19.140
  • WRONG WITH YOU.
  • 00:47:19.160 --> 00:47:20.270
  • YOU ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
  • 00:47:20.290 --> 00:47:22.230
  • HE BREATHED HIS LIFE INTO YOU.
  • 00:47:22.250 --> 00:47:24.130
  • HE CALLED YOU A MASTERPIECE, SAID YOU'RE FEARFULLY AND
  • 00:47:24.150 --> 00:47:26.060
  • WONDERFULLY MADE.
  • 00:47:26.080 --> 00:47:27.100
  • NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU.
  • 00:47:27.120 --> 00:47:29.020
  • THERE MAY BE THE CHANCE THAT YOU'VE LET SOME
  • 00:47:29.040 --> 00:47:31.130
  • VIRUSES GET IN YOUR SOFTWARE,
  • 00:47:31.150 --> 00:47:32.280
  • REPROGRAM SOME THINGS.
  • 00:47:33.000 --> 00:47:34.120
  • SO MAYBE YOU NEED TO EMPTY OUT THOSE.
  • 00:47:34.140 --> 00:47:37.000
  • I CALL IT DELETE THE NEGATIVE, AND JUST START,
  • 00:47:37.020 --> 00:47:39.230
  • LIKE MATT WAS SAYING, ALL THROUGH THE DAY, LET
  • 00:47:39.250 --> 00:47:41.240
  • THOSE THOUGHTS OF FAITH AND HOPE AND VICTORY
  • 00:47:41.260 --> 00:47:44.210
  • PLAY IN YOUR MIND.
  • 00:47:44.230 --> 00:47:45.270
  • AND YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES, MATT, YOU PLAY THOSE
  • 00:47:45.290 --> 00:47:47.270
  • THOUGHTS, AND EVERYTHING MAY NOT BE TRUE.
  • 00:47:47.290 --> 00:47:51.140
  • YOU MAY SAY, "I'M BLESSED, AND I'M HEALTHY,"
  • 00:47:51.160 --> 00:47:53.230
  • AND THOSE THINGS MAY NOT BE TRUE.
  • 00:47:53.250 --> 00:47:55.130
  • BUT I'VE LEARNED THE MORE YOU DWELL ON THAT STUFF,
  • 00:47:55.150 --> 00:47:58.100
  • THAT'S WHAT ALLOWS IT TO BECOME A REALITY.
  • 00:47:58.120 --> 00:48:00.200
  • SEE, I THINK YOU'LL NEVER RISE ANY HIGHER THAN THE
  • 00:48:00.220 --> 00:48:03.130
  • WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF, AND SOMETIMES WE SEE
  • 00:48:03.150 --> 00:48:06.020
  • OURSELVES, WELL, YOU KNOW, I'M AT THIS LEVEL, OR
  • 00:48:06.040 --> 00:48:07.270
  • JOEL, I DON'T HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WIFE,
  • 00:48:07.290 --> 00:48:09.290
  • AND I DON'T HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:48:10.010 --> 00:48:11.070
  • BUT YOU KNOW, THAT'S LIMITING YOURSELF.
  • 00:48:11.090 --> 00:48:13.260
  • WHY DON'T YOU TAKE THE LIMITS NOT ONLY OFF OF
  • 00:48:13.280 --> 00:48:15.280
  • GOD, BUT TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF YOURSELF.
  • 00:48:16.000 --> 00:48:18.010
  • YOU MAY NOT SEE A WAY, BUT YOU CAN SAY, GOD,
  • 00:48:18.030 --> 00:48:19.100
  • YOU BREATHED LIFE INTO ME.
  • 00:48:19.120 --> 00:48:21.180
  • I BELIEVE I HAVE SEEDS GREATNESS.
  • 00:48:21.200 --> 00:48:23.180
  • I BELIEVE I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST.
  • 00:48:23.200 --> 00:48:25.150
  • I BELIEVE I CAN SET A NEW STANDARD FOR MY FAMILY
  • 00:48:25.170 --> 00:48:28.270
  • BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I HEAR A LOT, MATT, AND JOSEPH
  • 00:48:28.290 --> 00:48:32.090
  • AND THE REST OF YOU. I HEAR, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:48:32.110 --> 00:48:35.050
  • I'VE GONE AS FAR AS I CAN.
  • 00:48:35.070 --> 00:48:36.170
  • I'VE GONE AS FAR AS MY PARENTS HAVE GONE.
  • 00:48:36.190 --> 00:48:38.050
  • I'M DOING PRETTY GOOD.
  • 00:48:38.070 --> 00:48:39.230
  • BUT GOD WANTS EVERY GENERATION TO INCREASE.
  • 00:48:39.250 --> 00:48:42.220
  • HE WANTS YOU TO SET A NEW STANDARD.
  • 00:48:42.240 --> 00:48:44.080
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE HEARING THIS IF GOD DIDN'T WANT YOU TO
  • 00:48:44.100 --> 00:48:46.050
  • RISE HIGHER.
  • 00:48:46.070 --> 00:48:48.080
  • SO SOMETIMES WE TAKE THINGS AND SAY, MY MOM WAS
  • 00:48:48.100 --> 00:48:50.010
  • DEPRESSED, AND I'M DEPRESSED, TOO.
  • 00:48:50.030 --> 00:48:51.210
  • MY DAD HAD ADDICTIONS, AND I DEAL WITH IT, TOO.
  • 00:48:51.230 --> 00:48:53.180
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:48:53.200 --> 00:48:54.230
  • YOU CAN SET A NEW STANDARD.
  • 00:48:54.250 --> 00:48:56.170
  • YOU CAN RISE HIGHER.
  • 00:48:56.190 --> 00:48:57.280
  • YOU GOTTA STIR UP YOUR FAITH AND SAY YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:48:58.000 --> 00:48:59.190
  • I DO HAVE THE POWER, THE ABILITY TO RISE HIGHER AND
  • 00:48:59.210 --> 00:49:02.020
  • TO REPROGRAM YOUR MIND.
  • 00:49:02.040 --> 00:49:05.160
  • THAT'S GOING TO HELP YOU TO BECOME ALL GOD'S
  • 00:49:05.180 --> 00:49:08.120
  • CREATED YOU TO BE.
  • 00:49:08.140 --> 00:49:10.040
  • EVEN GOING BACK TO WHEN I FIRST STARTED MINISTERING,
  • 00:49:10.060 --> 00:49:13.120
  • I HAD NEVER MINISTERED BEFORE.
  • 00:49:13.140 --> 00:49:15.080
  • MY DAD DIED IN 1999.
  • 00:49:15.100 --> 00:49:17.220
  • I HAD SPENT 17 YEARS BEHIND THE SCENES DOING
  • 00:49:17.240 --> 00:49:20.010
  • THE PRODUCTION LIKE THESE GUYS, AND I WAS
  • 00:49:20.030 --> 00:49:22.070
  • COMFORTABLE DOING THAT.
  • 00:49:22.090 --> 00:49:23.260
  • LIKE YOU, MATT, I THOUGHT THAT'S WHAT I WOULD DO
  • 00:49:23.280 --> 00:49:25.140
  • WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:49:25.160 --> 00:49:27.030
  • I KNEW I WAS SUPPOSED TO STEP UP AND PASTOR THE
  • 00:49:27.050 --> 00:49:29.220
  • CHURCH, AND I TOLD MY MOM, I DIDN'T TELL ANYBODY ELSE
  • 00:49:29.240 --> 00:49:32.080
  • THAT I WOULD START -- THAT AFTER MY DAD DIED,
  • 00:49:32.100 --> 00:49:33.280
  • I'D START SPEAKING THE WEEKENDS, BUT EVERY VOICE
  • 00:49:34.000 --> 00:49:37.110
  • TOLD ME, JOEL, YOU'RE GOING TO GET UP THERE
  • 00:49:37.130 --> 00:49:39.190
  • AND LOOK LIKE A FOOL.
  • 00:49:39.210 --> 00:49:41.000
  • YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO SEMINARY.
  • 00:49:41.020 --> 00:49:42.150
  • NOBODY'S GOING TO LISTEN TO YOU.
  • 00:49:42.170 --> 00:49:43.250
  • I MEAN, THERE WERE PLENTY OF NEGATIVE VOICES, SO I
  • 00:49:43.270 --> 00:49:46.150
  • HAD TO DO JUST WHAT I'M TELLING YOU TO DO.
  • 00:49:46.170 --> 00:49:48.160
  • ALL THROUGH THE DAY, JOEL, YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS
  • 00:49:48.180 --> 00:49:50.190
  • THROUGH CHRIST.
  • 00:49:50.210 --> 00:49:52.060
  • YOU ARE STRONG IN THE LORD.
  • 00:49:52.080 --> 00:49:53.160
  • YOU'VE BEEN RAISED UP FOR IS YOU A TIME...
  • 00:49:53.180 --> 00:49:55.010
  • HERE'S WHAT I'VE LEARNED.
  • 00:49:55.030 --> 00:49:56.140
  • YOU CAN TALK YOURSELVES INTO YOUR DREAMS,
  • 00:49:56.160 --> 00:49:57.280
  • OR YOU CAN TALK YOURSELF OUT OF YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:49:58.000 --> 00:49:59.080
  • - COME ON.
  • 00:49:59.100 --> 00:50:00.160
  • - OR SOMETIMES YOU CAN LET OTHER PEOPLE TALK YOU
  • 00:50:00.180 --> 00:50:03.110
  • OUT OF YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:50:03.130 --> 00:50:04.250
  • I WOULDN'T BE STANDING HERE TODAY IF I HAD NOT
  • 00:50:04.270 --> 00:50:07.080
  • REPROGRAMMED MY COMPUTER.
  • 00:50:07.100 --> 00:50:09.210
  • SO I JUST ENCOURAGE YOU BECAUSE YOU CAN
  • 00:50:09.230 --> 00:50:11.000
  • THINK YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:50:11.020 --> 00:50:12.140
  • YOU CAN THINK OF A THOUSAND REASONS WHY YOU
  • 00:50:12.160 --> 00:50:14.090
  • CAN'T DO WHAT GOD'S PUT IN YOUR HEART, BUT GOD
  • 00:50:14.110 --> 00:50:16.060
  • WOULDN'T HAVE EQUIPPED YOU IF HE HADN'T
  • 00:50:16.080 --> 00:50:18.070
  • ALREADY EMPOWERED YOU.
  • 00:50:18.090 --> 00:50:19.270
  • SO I BELIEVE YOU HAVE GIFTS AND TALENTS JUST
  • 00:50:19.290 --> 00:50:22.180
  • LIKE ME THAT YOU DON'T KNOW YOU HAVE, THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:50:22.200 --> 00:50:24.200
  • SITTING THERE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:50:24.220 --> 00:50:26.060
  • THERE'S POTENTIAL IN YOU.
  • 00:50:26.080 --> 00:50:27.240
  • I'M PROBABLY THE LEAST LIKELY ONE TO BE UP HERE.
  • 00:50:27.260 --> 00:50:29.150
  • I'M NOT AS SMART AS JOSEPH.
  • 00:50:29.170 --> 00:50:31.080
  • I'M BETTER LOOKING, BUT I'M NOT AS SMART AS HIM.
  • 00:50:31.100 --> 00:50:32.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:33.000 --> 00:50:34.190
  • THE THING IS, THAT'S WHY IT'S EASY FOR
  • 00:50:34.210 --> 00:50:37.180
  • ME TO ENCOURAGE.
  • 00:50:37.200 --> 00:50:39.250
  • - IT'S ON NOW, YEAH.
  • 00:50:39.270 --> 00:50:41.120
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:50:41.140 --> 00:50:43.060
  • - THAT'S WHY IT'S EASY FOR ME TO ENCOURAGE YOU.
  • 00:50:43.080 --> 00:50:45.000
  • DON'T LET PEOPLE, DON'T LET CIRCUMSTANCES, DON'T
  • 00:50:45.020 --> 00:50:47.240
  • LET YOUR OWN THOUGHTS TALK YOU OUT OF WHAT GOD'S
  • 00:50:47.260 --> 00:50:50.130
  • PUT IN YOUR HEART BECAUSE YOU CAN
  • 00:50:50.150 --> 00:50:52.000
  • OVERCOME THE ADDICTION.
  • 00:50:52.020 --> 00:50:53.100
  • YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:50:53.120 --> 00:50:54.170
  • YOU CAN SET A NEW STANDARD.
  • 00:50:54.190 --> 00:50:55.280
  • WHATEVER IT IS, YOU REPROGRAM YOUR MIND, AND
  • 00:50:56.000 --> 00:50:58.170
  • HAVE THOSE THOUGHTS OF VICTORY, AND I BELIEVE
  • 00:50:58.190 --> 00:51:00.190
  • YOU'LL HAVE A REPORT LIKE ME THAT GOD WILL TAKE YOU
  • 00:51:00.210 --> 00:51:02.070
  • PLACES THAT YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.
  • 00:51:02.090 --> 00:51:03.240
  • - THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE SITTING OUT THERE TODAY,
  • 00:51:03.260 --> 00:51:05.170
  • AND THEY'RE SAYING, I DON'T HAVE ANY DREAMS.
  • 00:51:05.190 --> 00:51:07.220
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO DO, AND I
  • 00:51:07.240 --> 00:51:10.010
  • WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO EXACTLY
  • 00:51:10.030 --> 00:51:11.210
  • WHAT JOEL'S SAYING.
  • 00:51:11.230 --> 00:51:13.070
  • PUT THAT HELMET OF SALVATION, THAT HELMET OF
  • 00:51:13.090 --> 00:51:15.170
  • HOPE ON, AND TAKE THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH
  • 00:51:15.190 --> 00:51:18.080
  • IS THE WORD OF GOD, AND IT'S A DOUBLE THING.
  • 00:51:18.100 --> 00:51:20.240
  • YOU GUARD YOUR HEAD.
  • 00:51:20.260 --> 00:51:22.160
  • YOU CONTINUE TO SAY THESE THINGS BY THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:51:22.180 --> 00:51:25.220
  • YOU'RE NOT JUST SAYING, I'M TALENTED.
  • 00:51:25.240 --> 00:51:28.090
  • I'M SMART. I'M BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:51:28.110 --> 00:51:29.290
  • I'M FINE, I'M THIS, I'M THAT.
  • 00:51:30.010 --> 00:51:31.190
  • GOD SAYS THAT ABOUT US, AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:51:31.210 --> 00:51:33.270
  • THAT HAS MERIT RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:51:33.290 --> 00:51:35.250
  • WHEN YOU JOIN YOUR FAITH WITH GOD, AND YOU GET IN
  • 00:51:35.270 --> 00:51:37.270
  • AGREEMENT WITH GOD, THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:51:37.290 --> 00:51:40.250
  • SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO SAY OH, THAT'S JUST POSITIVE
  • 00:51:40.270 --> 00:51:43.110
  • THINKING, OR THAT'S JUST OPTIMISM.
  • 00:51:43.130 --> 00:51:45.280
  • WELL, WE KNOW OPTIMISM ISN'T GOING TO GET US
  • 00:51:46.000 --> 00:51:48.090
  • ANYWHERE UNLESS WE'RE ANCHORED TO GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:51:48.110 --> 00:51:50.200
  • AND WE'RE IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:51:50.220 --> 00:51:52.170
  • AND SO JOEL HAS JUST GOT THIS WAY TO PUT THIS WORD
  • 00:51:52.190 --> 00:51:58.040
  • SO SIMPLY THAT PEOPLE CAN RECEIVE IT IN THEIR MINDS,
  • 00:51:58.060 --> 00:52:01.260
  • CHANGE THEIR THINKING, REPENT FROM DARKNESS,
  • 00:52:01.280 --> 00:52:05.240
  • REPENT FROM THE WRONG WAY OF THINKING, AND THEN
  • 00:52:05.260 --> 00:52:08.060
  • BEGIN TO SPEAK IT OUT OF THEIR MOUTH.
  • 00:52:08.080 --> 00:52:10.220
  • I JUST THINK THAT'S SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE REALLY,
  • 00:52:10.240 --> 00:52:12.200
  • IT'S SO SIMPLE, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:52:12.220 --> 00:52:14.110
  • AS WE THINK, WE ARE, AND IF YOU'LL JUST BELIEVE...
  • 00:52:14.130 --> 00:52:17.130
  • IF YOU'RE OUT THERE TODAY, AND YOU SAY,
  • 00:52:17.150 --> 00:52:18.290
  • I DON'T HAVE ANY DREAMS.
  • 00:52:19.010 --> 00:52:20.110
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:52:20.130 --> 00:52:21.200
  • I'VE BEEN DOWN FOR SO LONG.
  • 00:52:21.220 --> 00:52:23.040
  • I WOULD SAY GET IN THE WORD OF GOD,
  • 00:52:23.060 --> 00:52:24.230
  • AND JUST BEGIN TO SAY, GOD, THANK YOU.
  • 00:52:24.250 --> 00:52:26.240
  • I AM FEARFULLY, I'M WONDERFULLY MADE.
  • 00:52:26.260 --> 00:52:29.030
  • THANK YOU THAT I AM THE APPLE OF YOUR EYE.
  • 00:52:29.050 --> 00:52:31.100
  • I AM YOUR CREATION.
  • 00:52:31.120 --> 00:52:33.020
  • YOU BREATHED LIFE INTO ME, AND YOU CAN SHOW ME WHAT
  • 00:52:33.040 --> 00:52:38.020
  • YOU HAVE FOR ME.
  • 00:52:38.040 --> 00:52:39.160
  • AND I THINK THAT'S THE PLACE TO START RIGHT
  • 00:52:39.180 --> 00:52:41.070
  • THERE, IF YOU FEEL LIKE THAT TODAY.
  • 00:52:41.090 --> 00:52:43.040
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:52:43.060 --> 00:52:45.100
  • - ARE YOU DRIFTING TODAY?
  • 00:52:54.000 --> 00:52:55.250
  • WORRIED, NEGATIVE, IN SELF PITY?
  • 00:52:55.270 --> 00:52:58.090
  • WHY DON'T YOU PUT YOUR ANCHOR BACK DOWN?
  • 00:52:58.110 --> 00:53:00.230
  • WHY DON'T YOU GET YOUR HOPES BACK UP?
  • 00:53:00.250 --> 00:53:02.280
  • JUST BECAUSE THE PROMISE HASN'T HAPPENED YET
  • 00:53:03.000 --> 00:53:06.080
  • DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:53:06.100 --> 00:53:09.010
  • YOU MAY HAVE HAD SOME BAD BREAKS LIKE JOSEPH.
  • 00:53:09.030 --> 00:53:11.130
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE NOT GOING TO
  • 00:53:11.150 --> 00:53:13.220
  • FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:53:13.240 --> 00:53:15.120
  • GOD WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED IT IF HE WASN'T GOING TO
  • 00:53:15.140 --> 00:53:17.160
  • USE IT FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:53:17.180 --> 00:53:19.130
  • SHAKE OFF THE DISCOURAGEMENT,
  • 00:53:19.150 --> 00:53:20.280
  • THE SELF PITY.
  • 00:53:21.000 --> 00:53:22.170
  • WHAT GOD STARTED IN YOUR LIFE, HE'S STILL GOING
  • 00:53:22.190 --> 00:53:25.010
  • TO BRING TO PASS.
  • 00:53:25.030 --> 00:53:26.160
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:53:26.180 --> 00:53:30.230
  • - HOPE, KIND OF FINAL THOUGHTS.
  • 00:53:30.250 --> 00:53:32.200
  • WHAT CAN SOMEONE DO?
  • 00:53:32.220 --> 00:53:35.270
  • WHAT IS THAT KIND OF NEXT DAY THING THAT IF THEY'LL
  • 00:53:35.290 --> 00:53:39.040
  • CHANGE THEIR MIND IN REGARD TO THAT,
  • 00:53:39.060 --> 00:53:41.190
  • HOW DO YOU...
  • 00:53:41.210 --> 00:53:43.050
  • - MATT, I WOULD PICK UP ON WHAT JOSEPH SAID, WHAT
  • 00:53:43.070 --> 00:53:45.040
  • ARE YOU FEEDING YOURSELF?
  • 00:53:45.060 --> 00:53:46.220
  • JOSEPH WAS TALKING ABOUT FEEDING YOURSELF THOUGHTS
  • 00:53:46.240 --> 00:53:48.240
  • OF -- LISTENING TO THE SCRIPTURE AND TO THOUGHTS
  • 00:53:48.260 --> 00:53:51.170
  • OF FAITH AND HOPE.
  • 00:53:51.190 --> 00:53:53.040
  • I THINK SOMETIMES WE'RE DEFEATING OURSELVES
  • 00:53:53.060 --> 00:53:55.030
  • BECAUSE ONE, WE'RE AROUND NEGATIVE PEOPLE.
  • 00:53:55.050 --> 00:53:57.200
  • WE LISTEN TO THE NEWS ALL THE TIME,
  • 00:53:57.220 --> 00:53:59.110
  • AND IT'S DEPRESSING.
  • 00:53:59.130 --> 00:54:00.210
  • WE'RE PUTTING IN ALL OF THIS NEGATIVE, AND WE'RE
  • 00:54:00.230 --> 00:54:02.240
  • WONDERING WHY OUR SPIRITS ARE DOWN AND DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:54:02.260 --> 00:54:04.210
  • I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU JUST TO TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:54:04.230 --> 00:54:06.260
  • I LIKE TO SAY GET UP FIRST THING IN THE MORNING AND
  • 00:54:06.280 --> 00:54:08.280
  • START THE DAY OFF. WAKE YOU TO HOPE.
  • 00:54:09.000 --> 00:54:11.070
  • START THE DAY OFF GRATEFUL.
  • 00:54:11.090 --> 00:54:13.040
  • RIGHT AT THE VERY BEGINNING, JUST MAKE THE
  • 00:54:13.060 --> 00:54:15.150
  • DECISION, LORD, I'M GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE.
  • 00:54:15.170 --> 00:54:17.050
  • I'M GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE IN MY LIFE,
  • 00:54:17.070 --> 00:54:19.140
  • JUST REAL SIMPLE THINGS.
  • 00:54:19.160 --> 00:54:21.090
  • DON'T LIKE AT WHAT'S WRONG.
  • 00:54:21.110 --> 00:54:22.160
  • THANK GOD FOR WHAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:54:22.180 --> 00:54:23.260
  • YOU MAY HAVE A THOUSAND THINGS WRONG, BUT YOU CAN
  • 00:54:23.280 --> 00:54:25.110
  • FIND SOMETHING THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:54:25.130 --> 00:54:26.220
  • BUT LITTLE BIT LITTLE, JUST START PROGRAMMING IN
  • 00:54:26.240 --> 00:54:28.140
  • YOUR MIND TO SAY YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:54:28.160 --> 00:54:30.010
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LET THE DEPRESSING THOUGHTS STAY.
  • 00:54:30.030 --> 00:54:31.230
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THE NEWS 24 HOURS.
  • 00:54:31.250 --> 00:54:33.110
  • OUR SPIRIT WASN'T MADE TO TAKE IN ALL OF THAT
  • 00:54:33.130 --> 00:54:35.150
  • NEGATIVITY. SO YOU LISTEN TO JOSEPH.
  • 00:54:35.170 --> 00:54:37.200
  • YOU LISTEN TO PRAISE MUSIC.
  • 00:54:37.220 --> 00:54:39.140
  • YOU LISTEN TO SOMETHING THAT'S GOING
  • 00:54:39.160 --> 00:54:40.280
  • TO BUILD YOU UP.
  • 00:54:41.000 --> 00:54:42.130
  • YOU'RE GOING TO START TO FEEL A DIFFERENCE
  • 00:54:42.150 --> 00:54:43.220
  • ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:54:43.240 --> 00:54:45.030
  • AND, TOO, I THINK THE OTHER THING IS THAT
  • 00:54:45.050 --> 00:54:46.260
  • SOMETIMES WE HANG AROUND WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE
  • 00:54:46.280 --> 00:54:48.250
  • NEGATIVE AND PULLING US DOWN.
  • 00:54:48.270 --> 00:54:50.130
  • MAYBE THEY'RE FRIENDS THAT WE LOVE, AND I KNOW SOME
  • 00:54:50.150 --> 00:54:52.220
  • OF THESE THINGS CAN BE HARD, BUT YOUR TIME IS TOO
  • 00:54:52.240 --> 00:54:54.160
  • VALUABLE.
  • 00:54:54.180 --> 00:54:56.200
  • YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS TOO IMPORTANT TO BE AROUND
  • 00:54:56.220 --> 00:54:59.240
  • SOMEBODY THAT'S ALWAYS CAUSING YOU TO COMPROMISE
  • 00:54:59.260 --> 00:55:02.070
  • OR LEAVING YOU DRAINED.
  • 00:55:02.090 --> 00:55:03.200
  • YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE JUST DEPRESSED AFTER
  • 00:55:03.220 --> 00:55:05.110
  • YOU LEAVE THEM.
  • 00:55:05.130 --> 00:55:06.200
  • YOU GOTTA REALIZE THEY'RE SUCKING THE LIFE
  • 00:55:06.220 --> 00:55:07.290
  • OUT OF YOU.
  • 00:55:08.010 --> 00:55:09.120
  • IF YOU DON'T MAKE A CHANGE, THEN IT'S GOING TO
  • 00:55:09.140 --> 00:55:11.070
  • KEEP YOU FROM WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:55:11.090 --> 00:55:13.090
  • I ALWAYS SAY THIS: IF YOU DON'T GET RID OF THE WRONG
  • 00:55:13.110 --> 00:55:15.020
  • PEOPLE, YOU'LL NEVER MEET THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
  • 00:55:15.040 --> 00:55:17.010
  • I'M NOT SAYING A DIVORCE, HUSBAND AND WIFE
  • 00:55:17.030 --> 00:55:18.280
  • AND STUFF LIKE THAT.
  • 00:55:19.000 --> 00:55:20.140
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT MAYBE YOU'RE SITTING WITH
  • 00:55:20.160 --> 00:55:21.270
  • SOMEBODY AT LUNCH AT WORK, AND ALL THEY
  • 00:55:21.290 --> 00:55:23.080
  • DO IS COMPLAIN.
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  • THEY'RE ALWAYS NEGATIVE. THEY'RE ALWAYS DEPRESSED.
  • 00:55:24.170 --> 00:55:25.290
  • WELL, THAT'S JUST GOING TO GET INTO YOUR SPIRIT.
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  • WHY DON'T YOU MAKE A CHANGE AND SAY
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:55:29.130 --> 00:55:30.210
  • I'M GOING TO START GUARDING MY MIND.
  • 00:55:30.230 --> 00:55:32.050
  • I'M NOT GOING TO DWELL ON THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS.
  • 00:55:32.070 --> 00:55:33.200
  • I'M JUST GOING TO CHOOSE TO BELIEVE THAT TODAY
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  • IS A GIFT THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME.
  • 00:55:35.140 --> 00:55:36.280
  • I'M GOING TO LOOK AT WHAT'S RIGHT AND NOT
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  • WHAT'S WRONG.
  • 00:55:38.140 --> 00:55:39.230
  • SO THE MAIN THING IS FEED YOURSELF GOOD THINGS.
  • 00:55:39.250 --> 00:55:41.200
  • FEED YOURSELF STRENGTH AND PEACE AND HOPE AND FAITH
  • 00:55:41.220 --> 00:55:44.110
  • AND JUST THOUGHTS THAT ENCOURAGE YOU, AND THAT'S
  • 00:55:44.130 --> 00:55:47.030
  • WHY I THINK A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE LISTEN TO OUR
  • 00:55:47.050 --> 00:55:49.000
  • MINISTRY AND TBN AND JOSEPH.
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  • IT DOES, IT BUILDS YOU UP.
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  • I JUST AM BLESSED TO BE WITH YOU, MATT AND LAURIE
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  • AND AM EXCITED ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION AT TBN.
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  • WE APPRECIATE YOU GUYS SUPPORTING THE NETWORK AND
  • 00:55:57.230 --> 00:56:00.160
  • MAKING IT ALL HAPPEN BECAUSE IT COSTS FINANCES.
  • 00:56:00.180 --> 00:56:03.100
  • IT COSTS MONEY TO MAKE THESE THINGS HAPPEN, AND
  • 00:56:03.120 --> 00:56:05.130
  • IT'S FAITHFUL PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT DO IT, SO WE JUST
  • 00:56:05.150 --> 00:56:07.120
  • KNOW THAT YOU'RE SOWING INTO GOOD GROUND, AND AS
  • 00:56:07.140 --> 00:56:09.290
  • YOU'RE BEING BLESSED TODAY, IT'S GOING TO HELP
  • 00:56:10.010 --> 00:56:12.050
  • TO BLESS OTHERS. SO KEEP BEING YOUR BEST.
  • 00:56:12.070 --> 00:56:13.230
  • KEEP HONORING GOD BECAUSE HE'S GOT YOU IN THE PALM
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  • OF HIS HAND, AND JUST BELIEVE
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  • GOD'S GOING TO TAKE YOU PLACES THAT
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  • YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED. WE'RE PRAYING FOR YOU.
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  • WE LOVE YOU, AND WE JUST WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.
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  • - THAT'S GOOD.
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  • REALLY, YOU COULDN'T SAY IT MORE PROFOUNDLY AND
  • 00:56:26.120 --> 00:56:28.110
  • MORE BEAUTIFULLY THAN WHAT HAS BEEN SAID TODAY.
  • 00:56:28.130 --> 00:56:30.040
  • AND THE FACT THAT TBN IS HERE TO KEEP THE VISION IN
  • 00:56:30.060 --> 00:56:34.130
  • FRONT OF YOU, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:56:34.150 --> 00:56:36.290
  • WHEN YOU REFLECT GOD'S GLORY, YOU KEEP THE VISION
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  • IN FRONT OF YOU,
  • 00:56:39.050 --> 00:56:40.220
  • NOT ONLY ARE YOU CHANGED FROM THE INSIDE OUT, BUT
  • 00:56:40.240 --> 00:56:43.080
  • WE ALWAYS NEED TO BE LIKE JOSEPH AND JOEL SAID,
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  • FEEDING OURSELVES, AND THAT'S WHAT I
  • 00:56:45.210 --> 00:56:47.290
  • LOVE ABOUT TBN.
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  • I LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU CARE.
  • 00:56:49.180 --> 00:56:50.290
  • I LOVE THE FACT THAT, MATT AND LAURIE, YOU TOOK THE
  • 00:56:51.010 --> 00:56:53.080
  • MANTLE OF WHAT YOUR FAMILY'S DONE, AND YOU'RE
  • 00:56:53.100 --> 00:56:55.160
  • GOING TO MOVE FORWARD, AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE
  • 00:56:55.180 --> 00:56:57.150
  • BLESSED THROUGH IT.
  • 00:56:57.170 --> 00:56:59.020
  • I THINK IT'S SUCH A BLESSING TO BE ABLE TO
  • 00:56:59.040 --> 00:57:01.010
  • RAISE YOUR CHILDREN KNOWING GOD.
  • 00:57:01.030 --> 00:57:03.020
  • HALF THE BATTLE IS JUST GETTING THEM TO THIS
  • 00:57:03.040 --> 00:57:06.040
  • POINT, AND I JUST THINK THAT TBN IS JUST GOING TO
  • 00:57:06.060 --> 00:57:09.050
  • DO AMAZING THINGS THIS YEAR, AND I'M JUST EXCITED
  • 00:57:09.070 --> 00:57:12.040
  • TO BE A PART OF IT, AND I'M EXCITED AND THRILLED
  • 00:57:12.060 --> 00:57:14.070
  • TO BE SITTING WITH ALL OF YOU HERE.
  • 00:57:14.090 --> 00:57:16.210
  • BUT KEEP THE VISION IN FRONT OF YOU.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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  • - IT'S TIME TO CUT THOSE ANCHORS AND COME
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  • OVER INTO HOPE.
  • 00:57:23.020 --> 00:57:24.190
  • GOD DID NOT BREATHE HIS LIFE INTO YOU, CROWN YOU
  • 00:57:24.210 --> 00:57:27.140
  • WITH FAVOR, GIVE YOU A ROYAL ROBE, SO YOU COULD
  • 00:57:27.160 --> 00:57:30.240
  • GO AROUND ANCHORED TO BITTERNESS, ANCHORED TO
  • 00:57:30.260 --> 00:57:33.050
  • DOUBT, ANCHORED TO WORRY.
  • 00:57:33.070 --> 00:57:35.180
  • HE CREATED YOU TO BE ANCHORED TO HOPE, TO GO
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  • OUT EACH DAY EXPECTING HIS GOODNESS KNOWING THAT THE
  • 00:57:38.290 --> 00:57:42.110
  • DAYS AHEAD ARE GREATER THAN THE DAYS WE LEAVE.
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  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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