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September 15, 2019
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The Potter's Touch with T. D. Jakes

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  • - female announcer: Coming up
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  • on "The Potter's Touch."
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  • - Bishop T.D. Jakes:
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  • If you push all your enemies
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  • away, you're pushing
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  • your destiny away, because
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  • every David needs a Goliath.
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  • The bridge to your destiny
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  • is going to come
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  • through your enemy.
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  • If you are after God's heart,
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  • he will promote you, not because
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  • of your degree, but because
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  • you are after his heart.
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  • When your heart is toward God,
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  • he will make your enemies
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman:
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  • Hello, I'm Pastor Cora
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  • Jakes-Coleman, and this is,
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  • "The Potter's Touch."
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  • This month, my father has been
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  • preaching a series called,
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  • "The Pacemaker."
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  • This third installment begins
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  • with Acts chapter 13.
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  • As you will learn today,
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  • in order to get to your destiny,
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I don't believe
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  • that David was out there taking
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  • care of sheep, saying,
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  • "You know, I don't have
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  • no business out here.
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  • I should be king.
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  • They need to acknowledge
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  • who I am.
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  • They need to recognize."
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  • It was not self-promotion.
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  • It was not self-aggrandizement.
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  • He had no idea that his destiny
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  • was going to be what it ended up
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  • being.
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  • I can be honest, I would have
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  • been shocked to know
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  • that I would end up here.
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  • I didn't plan to be here.
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  • I didn't expect to be here.
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  • I didn't feel like I deserved
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  • to be here.
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  • I would--oh no, but a rock and
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  • a rhythm, a rock and a rhythm,
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  • a rock and a rhythm.
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  • I'm telling you this because
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  • some of the things you thought
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  • were gonna happen in your life
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  • are not gonna happen in your
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  • life, because it was witchcraft
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  • in your life trying to control
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  • the outcome of your life.
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  • And some of the things that
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  • you never expected to receive
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  • in all of your life,
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  • God has in store for you.
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  • Let me get down,
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  • 'cause I gotta prove it.
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  • I feel you kinda listening at
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  • me, I'm gonna break it on down.
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  • God said your eyes have not
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  • seen, your ears have not heard,
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  • neither have entered into the
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  • heart of man the things that God
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  • has in store for you.
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  • So, it's not what you conjured
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  • up, it's not what you tried to
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  • make happen, it's not why you
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  • tried to manipulate people, and
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  • tried to get your daughter to
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  • marry my son, and your son to
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  • marry my daughter.
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  • Stop the witchcraft, get out of
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  • the way, your eyes have not
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  • seen, your ears have not heard,
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  • neither has entered into your
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  • heart the things that God has in
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  • store for them that love him.
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  • It's just gonna happen because
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  • you're the son of Jesse.
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  • Number one providence, because
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  • you're the son of Jesse.
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  • I didn't just start working
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  • on this when you got here.
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  • I sent your great,
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  • great grandmother Naomi
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  • to Moab.
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  • I designed for Naomi
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  • to lose her son.
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  • I meant for her to lose her son,
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  • both of them, and her husband,
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  • so that in bitterness, she would
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  • give up on Moab and move back to
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  • Bethlehem.
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  • And her grieving daughter-in-law
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  • would follow her home.
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  • Orpha didn't go,
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  • because she wasn't in the plan.
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  • Oh, I love preaching to you,
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  • 'cause you get it.
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  • You get it so quick.
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  • You understand that all that
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  • left you couldn't stay, and all
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  • that stayed, couldn't leave.
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  • [laughing]
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  • Because God doesn't just start
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  • setting it up when you start
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  • praying, before you have any
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  • idea what is going on, oh God,
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  • do you hear--Naomi had no idea
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  • that she was being blessed while
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  • she was being broken.
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  • That her grieving, broken heart,
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  • and the bitterness in her spirit
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  • was a part of a greater thing.
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  • That God meant for her to be
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  • hurt.
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  • He meant for her to give up on
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  • Moab.
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  • He meant for her to move out of
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  • her house.
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  • He meant for her to feel
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  • dejected and rejected and go
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  • home.
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  • He meant for Orpha to say, "I'm
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  • not going with you."
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  • He meant for Ruth to fall so in
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  • love with her that she couldn't
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  • leave her, and Ruth said, "Thy
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  • God shall be my God and thy
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  • people shall be my people.
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  • And where thou dwellest I will
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  • dwell, and where thou dieth,
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  • I shall die."
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  • That kind of love doesn't
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  • just happen, it's a setup.
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  • And so,
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  • God is setting up the stage.
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  • He lets us know this is the
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  • criteria for the king's
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  • selection.
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  • You are the son of Jesse.
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  • I didn't just start this with
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  • you.
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  • This did not begin with you,
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  • this started before you got
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  • here.
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  • This started before your
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  • grandmother met your
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  • grandfather.
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  • God was getting you ready for
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  • what's about to happen in your
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  • life.
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  • Do you understand what I'm
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  • saying?
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  • It didn't just start with you.
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  • Number two, he says I found a
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  • man that is after my heart.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • I found a man that is after my
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  • heart.
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  • Now, there has been a lot of
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  • confusion about this Scripture,
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  • because people say, "How could
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  • David be after God's heart
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  • because David had some issues?"
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  • I mean, I'm not trying to
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  • castigate him, or run his name
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  • down, but David had some issues.
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  • And church people
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  • don't understand this,
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  • but everybody who I've ever met
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  • who was greatly gifted
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  • or greatly anointed
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  • was also greatly conflicted.
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  • People don't tell you stuff like
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  • that, 'cause that don't sound
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  • good, but that's how it is.
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  • They're greatly conflicted.
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  • It's never a straight line.
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  • In writing novels about
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  • character development,
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  • they teach you to never write
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  • a character that's all good
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  • or all bad, because it's not
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  • a reflection of reality.
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  • Good people have bad issues,
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  • bad people have good sides.
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  • "I don't understand
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  • how she could stay with him."
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  • His good side.
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  • Stop thinking that there are
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  • good people and bad people,
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  • they're just people.
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  • They're just people.
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  • They're just people.
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  • They're just people.
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  • They're just people.
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  • And when God, one day God says,
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  • "I found a man after my own
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  • heart," people freak out because
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  • the man that he found that was
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  • after his own heart ended up
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  • sleeping with Uriah's wife.
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  • The man who was after God's own
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  • heart slept with Uriah's wife.
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  • The man who was after God's own
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  • heart killed Uriah.
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  • Set him up and had him murdered,
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  • and it just burns your religious
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  • ears to hear that God could love
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  • somebody so nasty.
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  • But I don't know why it burns
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  • He loved your little
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  • filthy self.
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  • I don't understand why
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  • you need to read it in the Greek
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  • and the Hebrew.
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  • I don't understand why you got
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  • grace for your situation
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  • and no grace for mine.
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  • I just don't understand it.
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  • It just confuses me.
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  • And he didn't stumble into God,
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  • God searched him out.
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  • I have found me a man who is
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  • after my heart, and besides, the
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  • text doesn't mean that David is
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  • a pattern of God's heart.
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  • First of all, it implies to us
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  • that David has God's rhythm.
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  • He got a beat like mine.
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  • He's passionate like me.
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  • I have found a man who is after
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  • my heart.
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  • He's chasing my heart.
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  • I found a man who's writing me
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  • poetry and singing me songs on
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  • the mountaintops.
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  • I found a man who's dating me
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  • and dancing on the hills.
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  • See, David would be up
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  • in the hills and
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  • in the mountaintop,
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  • Thou art my God
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  • I love you, Lord
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  • I bless your name
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  • and God said, "I found him,
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  • he's after me.
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  • He's chasing me.
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  • He's wooing me.
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  • He's flirting with me.
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  • He keeps saying sweet stuff to
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  • me.
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  • I have found a man who is after
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  • my heart.
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  • I'm gonna make him king because
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  • he praises me.
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  • He won't stop blessing my name.
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  • He won't stop lifting me up.
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  • He won't stop giving me the
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  • glory.
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  • I have found a man who is after
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  • my heart."
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  • That's why you don't want to be
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  • a stiff-necked brother who won't
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  • open his mouth, or clap his
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  • hands, or praise the Lord,
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  • because if you are after God's
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  • heart, he will promote you,
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  • not because of your degree, but
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  • Let me go on.
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  • The next thing that God says,
  • 00:10:44.150 --> 00:10:45.180
  • God says--the third thing
  • 00:10:45.180 --> 00:10:47.180
  • God says, he will do whatever
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  • I want him to do.
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  • I chose him because
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  • he won't fight me.
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  • I chose him because
  • 00:11:00.060 --> 00:11:01.010
  • he won't fight me.
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  • I chose him because
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  • he'll obey me.
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  • I chose him because
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  • he'll submit to me.
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  • He will do whatever
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  • I want him to do.
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  • I can send him anywhere.
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  • I can do anything in his life.
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  • I chose him because
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  • he's pliable in my hands.
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  • I chose him because he's clay.
  • 00:11:21.080 --> 00:11:23.270
  • I'm the potter, he's the clay.
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  • I can shape him.
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  • I can break him.
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  • He will do whatever
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  • I want him to do.
  • 00:11:31.250 --> 00:11:34.160
  • Somebody throw your hands up
  • 00:11:34.160 --> 00:11:35.140
  • and say, "I'll do it."
  • 00:11:39.240 --> 00:11:42.240
  • When he called me to preach,
  • 00:11:42.240 --> 00:11:44.060
  • I told him, I said,
  • 00:11:44.060 --> 00:11:44.250
  • "Lord, you can find people
  • 00:11:44.250 --> 00:11:45.250
  • that are more able,
  • 00:11:45.250 --> 00:11:47.160
  • but you will find nobody
  • 00:11:47.160 --> 00:11:48.160
  • more willing."
  • 00:11:50.040 --> 00:11:53.040
  • I told him that 40 years ago,
  • 00:11:53.040 --> 00:11:54.110
  • I said,
  • 00:11:54.110 --> 00:11:55.070
  • "I'm willing, I'm just willing.
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  • I'm not able, I'm willing.
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  • I don't know why you want me,
  • 00:12:01.250 --> 00:12:02.280
  • but I'm willing.
  • 00:12:02.280 --> 00:12:04.190
  • I'm not qualified,
  • 00:12:04.190 --> 00:12:05.170
  • but I'm willing," and I said,
  • 00:12:05.170 --> 00:12:07.180
  • "If you'll give me your able,
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  • I'll give you my willing."
  • 00:12:12.210 --> 00:12:15.210
  • It's bad to be stubborn.
  • 00:12:16.170 --> 00:12:19.170
  • You miss opportunities
  • 00:12:19.170 --> 00:12:20.220
  • being stubborn.
  • 00:12:20.220 --> 00:12:22.140
  • You get passed over
  • 00:12:22.140 --> 00:12:23.050
  • being stubborn.
  • 00:12:23.050 --> 00:12:24.290
  • Why should God wrestle with you
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  • to get you to do something
  • 00:12:26.200 --> 00:12:28.280
  • that she will just do?
  • 00:12:31.060 --> 00:12:34.060
  • And then, you become a hater
  • 00:12:34.060 --> 00:12:35.060
  • of her, because she's doing
  • 00:12:35.080 --> 00:12:38.080
  • what you could have done,
  • 00:12:38.080 --> 00:12:40.100
  • but you were too stubborn.
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  • You was a strong women.
  • 00:12:41.250 --> 00:12:44.000
  • No, you was a stupid woman.
  • 00:12:44.000 --> 00:12:45.210
  • You missed an opportunity
  • 00:12:45.210 --> 00:12:47.150
  • to step into your destiny.
  • 00:12:47.150 --> 00:12:49.180
  • Sometimes being tough is not
  • 00:12:49.180 --> 00:12:50.260
  • a blessing.
  • 00:12:50.260 --> 00:12:53.170
  • Sometimes being tough is not
  • 00:12:53.170 --> 00:12:54.200
  • a blessing.
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  • He said I made David king
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  • - Bishop Jakes: In
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  • collaboration with the Dallas
  • 00:13:06.120 --> 00:13:07.270
  • Symphony Orchestra, the Potter's
  • 00:13:07.270 --> 00:13:09.270
  • House proudly gives the gift of
  • 00:13:09.270 --> 00:13:11.280
  • a musical night of compassion.
  • 00:13:12.060 --> 00:13:15.060
  • I want to personally invite you
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  • to waltz your way to the
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  • Potter's House of Dallas on
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  • Friday, September 20 for a
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  • special celebration.
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  • R&B singer, Anthony Hamilton,
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  • is confirmed to join
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  • the musical extravaganza.
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  • Listen, it's still free, I'd get
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  • my phone out right now and go to
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  • Eventbrite to RSVP as soon
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  • - male: Hey, kids, what do you
  • 00:13:35.280 --> 00:13:36.170
  • think we should get your mom for
  • 00:13:36.170 --> 00:13:37.060
  • her birthday?
  • 00:13:37.060 --> 00:13:39.170
  • - girl: What about breakfast in
  • 00:13:39.170 --> 00:13:40.060
  • - male: No, how about another
  • 00:13:43.260 --> 00:13:45.060
  • suggestion?
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  • - boy: How about flowers
  • 00:13:46.170 --> 00:13:47.170
  • and chocolate?
  • 00:13:47.230 --> 00:13:50.230
  • - male: What are you doing?
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  • - female announcer: Give mom
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  • what she really wants.
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  • Bring the whole gang
  • 00:14:01.120 --> 00:14:02.130
  • on the Faith and Family Cruise,
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Number four,
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  • I made him king because
  • 00:14:12.130 --> 00:14:13.160
  • he's got Jesus in his legacy.
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  • When I--this is what
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  • I want you to get.
  • 00:14:22.110 --> 00:14:24.200
  • When I move David from
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  • the sheepfold to the palace,
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  • I move Jesus.
  • 00:14:33.130 --> 00:14:36.130
  • See, Jesus is David's great,
  • 00:14:39.130 --> 00:14:42.130
  • great, great, great, great,
  • 00:14:42.130 --> 00:14:44.060
  • great grandchild, and even
  • 00:14:47.240 --> 00:14:50.240
  • though Jesus was born in a barn,
  • 00:14:50.250 --> 00:14:53.250
  • his destiny wasn't to be sheep.
  • 00:14:55.290 --> 00:14:58.290
  • David moved from the sheep field
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  • into the palace, so that when
  • 00:15:02.200 --> 00:15:05.200
  • Jesus said, "I am the Son of
  • 00:15:05.200 --> 00:15:07.090
  • David," it would have a royal
  • 00:15:07.090 --> 00:15:09.000
  • ring to it.
  • 00:15:09.000 --> 00:15:11.240
  • He moved the whole family to the
  • 00:15:11.240 --> 00:15:13.120
  • throne to start a dynasty for a
  • 00:15:14.010 --> 00:15:17.010
  • child David had never met.
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  • You with me?
  • 00:15:26.250 --> 00:15:28.120
  • You with me?
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  • Now, now, I want you to see
  • 00:15:29.240 --> 00:15:31.080
  • this.
  • 00:15:31.260 --> 00:15:34.260
  • You cannot bridge where you are
  • 00:15:37.090 --> 00:15:40.090
  • into where you're supposed to be
  • 00:15:40.090 --> 00:15:41.210
  • without finding your battle.
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  • You're battle is your bridge.
  • 00:15:50.210 --> 00:15:53.210
  • It wasn't that David attended
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  • the right parties, it wasn't
  • 00:15:54.280 --> 00:15:56.010
  • that he had the right business
  • 00:15:56.010 --> 00:15:57.060
  • cards, it wasn't that he went
  • 00:15:57.060 --> 00:15:58.060
  • out and got him a Brioni suit
  • 00:15:58.060 --> 00:15:59.080
  • that he couldn't pay for, so
  • 00:15:59.080 --> 00:16:00.090
  • he'd look like something that he
  • 00:16:00.090 --> 00:16:01.180
  • wasn't, what got him promoted
  • 00:16:02.080 --> 00:16:05.080
  • was his battle.
  • 00:16:05.180 --> 00:16:08.180
  • Your battle is your bridge.
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  • It's not your friends that
  • 00:16:13.220 --> 00:16:14.170
  • bless you, it's your haters.
  • 00:16:17.070 --> 00:16:20.070
  • It's your haters that bless you.
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  • It's Goliath that blessed David.
  • 00:16:24.080 --> 00:16:27.080
  • Goliath created a platform
  • 00:16:27.080 --> 00:16:28.260
  • for him.
  • 00:16:28.260 --> 00:16:30.110
  • In fact, when God got ready to
  • 00:16:30.110 --> 00:16:31.150
  • reveal David, he sent Goliath.
  • 00:16:34.230 --> 00:16:37.230
  • Goliath is the enemy that
  • 00:16:37.230 --> 00:16:39.140
  • David's destiny had been waiting
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  • on.
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  • Something big enough to fight.
  • 00:16:45.000 --> 00:16:47.210
  • Something bad enough to fight.
  • 00:16:47.210 --> 00:16:50.100
  • Something that you had to fight
  • 00:16:50.100 --> 00:16:51.120
  • in front of everybody.
  • 00:16:51.120 --> 00:16:54.000
  • This isn't a secret battle,
  • 00:16:54.000 --> 00:16:55.090
  • this is a public fight.
  • 00:16:55.090 --> 00:16:58.000
  • This is a dog fight and
  • 00:16:58.000 --> 00:16:59.040
  • everybody's talking about you,
  • 00:16:59.040 --> 00:17:01.030
  • and everybody can see you.
  • 00:17:01.030 --> 00:17:02.220
  • Oh, Goliath, they would have
  • 00:17:02.220 --> 00:17:04.250
  • never been talking about David
  • 00:17:04.250 --> 00:17:06.040
  • if it wasn't for Goliath.
  • 00:17:06.080 --> 00:17:09.080
  • Before the day was over,
  • 00:17:09.080 --> 00:17:10.110
  • everybody was talking about
  • 00:17:10.110 --> 00:17:11.140
  • David because of Goliath.
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  • God will use your enemies
  • 00:17:17.040 --> 00:17:20.040
  • as a footstool.
  • 00:17:22.170 --> 00:17:25.170
  • So, if you push all your enemies
  • 00:17:25.170 --> 00:17:27.110
  • away, you're pushing
  • 00:17:27.110 --> 00:17:29.140
  • your destiny away, because
  • 00:17:29.140 --> 00:17:32.070
  • every David needs a Goliath.
  • 00:17:32.110 --> 00:17:35.110
  • The bridge to your destiny
  • 00:17:35.190 --> 00:17:38.190
  • is going to come
  • 00:17:38.190 --> 00:17:39.220
  • through your enemy.
  • 00:17:42.070 --> 00:17:45.070
  • You'll know you're ready for the
  • 00:17:45.070 --> 00:17:47.100
  • next stage when Goliath comes.
  • 00:17:49.010 --> 00:17:52.010
  • Goliath is the usher to the next
  • 00:17:52.010 --> 00:17:53.290
  • dimension.
  • 00:17:54.100 --> 00:17:57.100
  • When you find your Goliath,
  • 00:17:57.100 --> 00:17:58.290
  • you're gonna step into your
  • 00:17:58.290 --> 00:18:00.160
  • kingdom.
  • 00:18:01.110 --> 00:18:04.110
  • And here comes David down there
  • 00:18:04.110 --> 00:18:05.130
  • to the battlefield with
  • 00:18:05.130 --> 00:18:06.250
  • inadequate equipment.
  • 00:18:10.200 --> 00:18:13.200
  • He doesn't have everything he
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:14.260
  • needs, because Goliath does.
  • 00:18:27.200 --> 00:18:30.200
  • All David had was a rock.
  • 00:18:31.100 --> 00:18:34.100
  • Now, he needed a sword,
  • 00:18:35.100 --> 00:18:38.100
  • he didn't have a sword.
  • 00:18:38.100 --> 00:18:40.230
  • Saul tried to give him a sword,
  • 00:18:40.290 --> 00:18:43.290
  • he wouldn't take Saul's sword.
  • 00:18:44.040 --> 00:18:47.040
  • He ran down there with nothing
  • 00:18:47.040 --> 00:18:48.070
  • but a rock.
  • 00:18:48.070 --> 00:18:50.200
  • He threw what he had, even
  • 00:18:50.200 --> 00:18:52.260
  • though it wasn't enough.
  • 00:18:52.280 --> 00:18:55.280
  • It was enough to get it started.
  • 00:18:55.290 --> 00:18:58.290
  • You might not have enough money
  • 00:18:58.290 --> 00:18:59.220
  • See, you gotta be a little bit
  • 00:19:12.040 --> 00:19:14.180
  • crazy to catch the rhythm
  • 00:19:14.180 --> 00:19:16.070
  • of God, to get in his pace.
  • 00:19:16.070 --> 00:19:19.000
  • I threw what I had
  • 00:19:19.000 --> 00:19:20.100
  • at this building.
  • 00:19:20.100 --> 00:19:22.280
  • Timberland, I threw
  • 00:19:22.280 --> 00:19:23.190
  • what I had at this building.
  • 00:19:23.190 --> 00:19:24.240
  • It wasn't enough.
  • 00:19:24.240 --> 00:19:27.020
  • No banks would give us no money.
  • 00:19:27.020 --> 00:19:29.200
  • I threw what I had,
  • 00:19:29.200 --> 00:19:31.170
  • a few million dollars.
  • 00:19:31.170 --> 00:19:32.160
  • I threw it at the building,
  • 00:19:32.160 --> 00:19:33.140
  • we dug out the foundation,
  • 00:19:33.140 --> 00:19:35.280
  • got everything ready,
  • 00:19:35.280 --> 00:19:37.250
  • and all the banks
  • 00:19:37.250 --> 00:19:38.180
  • that were talking to us said no.
  • 00:19:38.180 --> 00:19:41.150
  • And I drove past it every week
  • 00:19:41.150 --> 00:19:42.230
  • and told God,
  • 00:19:42.230 --> 00:19:43.200
  • "I ain't worried about it."
  • 00:19:44.000 --> 00:19:47.000
  • I drove right past, I told him,
  • 00:19:47.000 --> 00:19:48.130
  • I said, "Listen,
  • 00:19:48.130 --> 00:19:49.140
  • I don't need that building,
  • 00:19:49.140 --> 00:19:51.000
  • I don't have but five kids.
  • 00:19:53.110 --> 00:19:56.110
  • You need that building, so
  • 00:19:56.110 --> 00:19:58.210
  • you're gonna have to pay for it.
  • 00:19:58.210 --> 00:20:01.130
  • If you don't pay for it,
  • 00:20:01.130 --> 00:20:03.230
  • I'm gonna turn it
  • 00:20:03.230 --> 00:20:04.210
  • into a swimming pool.
  • 00:20:04.210 --> 00:20:07.190
  • I'm not gonna worry about it."
  • 00:20:07.190 --> 00:20:09.200
  • The battle is not mine,
  • 00:20:09.200 --> 00:20:11.120
  • it belongs to God.
  • 00:20:11.120 --> 00:20:13.120
  • I threw what I had.
  • 00:20:18.150 --> 00:20:21.150
  • Y'all don't hear
  • 00:20:21.150 --> 00:20:22.050
  • what I'm saying.
  • 00:20:22.050 --> 00:20:23.110
  • I threw what I had at it.
  • 00:20:27.110 --> 00:20:30.110
  • I got on the phone, and
  • 00:20:30.110 --> 00:20:31.080
  • I started calling some friends
  • 00:20:31.080 --> 00:20:33.060
  • of mine in high places, and they
  • 00:20:33.060 --> 00:20:35.020
  • start calling the presidents of
  • 00:20:35.020 --> 00:20:36.110
  • the banks, and the same Goliath
  • 00:20:38.090 --> 00:20:41.090
  • that said I couldn't have the
  • 00:20:41.090 --> 00:20:42.060
  • money, now they all fighting
  • 00:20:42.060 --> 00:20:43.260
  • over who's gonna
  • 00:20:43.260 --> 00:20:44.260
  • give me the money.
  • 00:20:44.260 --> 00:20:47.130
  • So, I was able
  • 00:20:47.130 --> 00:20:48.080
  • to finish building.
  • 00:20:48.080 --> 00:20:50.130
  • I can't even remember
  • 00:20:50.130 --> 00:20:51.160
  • what this building was,
  • 00:20:51.160 --> 00:20:52.140
  • about $83 million building
  • 00:20:52.140 --> 00:20:53.230
  • with somebody else's money.
  • 00:20:53.230 --> 00:20:56.010
  • You gonna use
  • 00:20:56.010 --> 00:20:56.280
  • somebody else's sword.
  • 00:20:58.250 --> 00:21:01.270
  • To those of you who don't
  • 00:21:01.270 --> 00:21:02.180
  • realize it, David knocked him
  • 00:21:02.180 --> 00:21:04.130
  • down with the rock, but he cut
  • 00:21:04.130 --> 00:21:07.040
  • his head off with his own sword.
  • 00:21:10.000 --> 00:21:13.000
  • He cut Goliath's head off
  • 00:21:13.060 --> 00:21:16.060
  • with Goliath's sword.
  • 00:21:17.100 --> 00:21:20.100
  • If you throw your rock,
  • 00:21:20.100 --> 00:21:22.130
  • you can finish it up
  • 00:21:22.130 --> 00:21:23.130
  • with your enemy's sword.
  • 00:21:27.280 --> 00:21:30.280
  • Do y'all hear
  • 00:21:30.280 --> 00:21:31.160
  • what I'm saying to you?
  • 00:21:31.160 --> 00:21:34.040
  • Touch your neighbor and say,
  • 00:21:34.040 --> 00:21:34.270
  • "Goliath is holding your sword."
  • 00:21:36.030 --> 00:21:39.030
  • Stop running from him.
  • 00:21:39.030 --> 00:21:41.270
  • Stop running from him.
  • 00:21:41.270 --> 00:21:43.240
  • You're gonna kill your enemy
  • 00:21:43.240 --> 00:21:45.100
  • with his own sword, okay?
  • 00:21:46.090 --> 00:21:49.090
  • Can I go a little bit deeper?
  • 00:21:49.090 --> 00:21:50.160
  • I'm ready to go deeper.
  • 00:21:52.040 --> 00:21:55.040
  • My next point I wanna show you
  • 00:21:55.040 --> 00:21:56.020
  • is, theocracy trumps democracy.
  • 00:21:58.010 --> 00:22:01.030
  • Theocracy trumps democracy.
  • 00:22:01.030 --> 00:22:04.000
  • Nobody believed in David.
  • 00:22:04.040 --> 00:22:07.040
  • Nobody supported David.
  • 00:22:07.040 --> 00:22:09.100
  • Nobody voted for David.
  • 00:22:09.100 --> 00:22:11.070
  • Nobody suspected
  • 00:22:11.070 --> 00:22:12.070
  • that he was the one.
  • 00:22:12.070 --> 00:22:14.060
  • You don't need everybody's
  • 00:22:14.060 --> 00:22:15.150
  • consensus to underwrite
  • 00:22:15.150 --> 00:22:17.120
  • your next move.
  • 00:22:17.120 --> 00:22:20.030
  • Stop calling everybody
  • 00:22:20.030 --> 00:22:21.120
  • to get them on your side,
  • 00:22:21.120 --> 00:22:23.180
  • to do what you're trying to do.
  • 00:22:23.180 --> 00:22:25.100
  • Theocracy always
  • 00:22:25.100 --> 00:22:27.000
  • trumps democracy.
  • 00:22:27.000 --> 00:22:29.090
  • If God says you can do it,
  • 00:22:29.090 --> 00:22:30.190
  • you can do it.
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  • If God says you can have it,
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  • you can have it.
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  • If God says you can build it,
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  • you can build it.
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  • If God says you can make it,
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  • you can make it.
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  • It doesn't matter what your mama
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  • said, what Aunt Chris said,
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  • what Uncle Richie said,
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  • what Bro said, what Sis said,
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  • what your neighbor said.
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  • You don't need democracy,
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  • you need theocracy.
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  • If God be for you, he's more
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  • than the world against you.
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  • The only person
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  • that believed in David was God.
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  • Stop running around trying
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  • to get people to believe in you.
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  • You're fighting
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  • the wrong battle.
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  • You don't need to convince them
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  • that you're able.
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  • This is between you and God.
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  • Now, I want you to get this,
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  • because this is important.
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  • The soldiers didn't believe
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  • in him.
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  • The king didn't believe in him.
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  • His brothers didn't believe
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  • in him.
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  • His father didn't even like him.
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  • So, stop feeling sorry
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  • for yourself, and saying,
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  • "If my father liked me,
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  • and then my mother
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  • would support me,
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  • and if my sister didn't do
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  • what she did,
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  • I'd have been someone."
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  • Shut up, that's an excuse.
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  • They have nothing to do with it.
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  • I can't tell you how many people
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  • got successful with nasty mamas.
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  • I can't tell you how many people
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  • got successful
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  • with drunk daddies.
  • 00:23:59.260 --> 00:24:02.280
  • I can't tell you how many people
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  • was abused and molested
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  • and still became king.
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  • Get rid of your excuse,
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  • that is not the problem.
  • 00:24:11.250 --> 00:24:14.070
  • You don't need democracy.
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  • You don't need everything lining
  • 00:24:15.240 --> 00:24:17.080
  • up in order for you to win.
  • 00:24:17.080 --> 00:24:20.050
  • There are people in this room
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  • that succeeded though they were
  • 00:24:20.290 --> 00:24:23.050
  • hated.
  • 00:24:23.050 --> 00:24:24.290
  • In fact, every person who has
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  • succeeded in some area of your
  • 00:24:26.140 --> 00:24:28.230
  • life, though you were hated,
  • 00:24:28.230 --> 00:24:31.010
  • All of these people are
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  • testimonies that the odds can be
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  • against you, but if God is for
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  • - Cora: I pray
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  • you fully receive this word
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  • from the Lord today.
  • 00:25:07.250 --> 00:25:09.010
  • Sometimes, when you are being
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  • crushed by life,
  • 00:25:10.150 --> 00:25:11.230
  • it's not happening because of
  • 00:25:11.230 --> 00:25:13.050
  • what you did wrong, it's because
  • 00:25:13.050 --> 00:25:15.010
  • of what you are doing right.
  • 00:25:15.010 --> 00:25:16.270
  • The Bible calls it pruning.
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  • It's the process God uses
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  • to prepare his people
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  • to do greater things for him.
  • 00:25:22.010 --> 00:25:24.050
  • If you were destined to make
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  • a minimal impact,
  • 00:25:25.160 --> 00:25:27.020
  • he wouldn't need to do it.
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  • But what God has in store
  • 00:25:28.270 --> 00:25:30.070
  • for you is so big, he has to cut
  • 00:25:30.070 --> 00:25:32.290
  • some stuff off of you first.
  • 00:25:32.290 --> 00:25:34.210
  • So, keep praying
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  • and believing in that dream,
  • 00:25:35.260 --> 00:25:37.210
  • and in due season,
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  • God will bring it to fruition.
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