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September 10, 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: Every time
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  • you wanna get puffed up, I want
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  • you to just remember what it
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  • cost you to get out of that
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  • cage.
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  • And when others are high-minded
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  • and self-righteous, I just want
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  • you to promise me that you'll
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  • lay on your face before me and
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  • thank me for delivering you out
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  • of your cage.
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  • I left your limp as a reminder
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  • that if it had not been for the
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  • Lord that was on your side, you
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Bishop Jakes: The leap is
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  • where we start our battle.
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  • Transitions are important.
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  • Nobody teaches you how to
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  • transition, how to be
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  • transitioned from being single
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  • to being married, from being a
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  • renter to being an owner, to go
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  • from being a taker to being a
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  • giver.
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  • There are no classes on how you
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  • leap from being an employee to
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  • an entrepreneur.
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  • People are trying to figure this
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  • out right now.
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  • It is clear by the gate's cage
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  • that every trainer knows that
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  • domestication isn't a natural
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  • phenomenon.
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  • Domestication is not a natural
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  • phenomenon for the lion, who's
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  • wild nature precludes him from
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  • ever being comfortable in the
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  • cage, yet even though his
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  • instincts are fully wild, he has
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  • to overcome the abusive
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  • background that has been his
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  • home.
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  • His instincts are for the wild,
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  • but he has to overcome the
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  • abusive background that has been
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  • his home.
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  • Now, I know you don't think it's
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  • abusive, because you're not a
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  • lion.
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  • Because from the spectator's
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  • perspective, you go to watch the
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  • lion for entertainment, but your
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  • entertainment is his
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  • And yet, if he has been raised
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  • in captivity, his background is
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  • so abusive, but it has become so
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  • natural that how do I get out of
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  • an abusive background when it
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  • has become my norm?
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  • You're living in a zoo, and
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  • somebody benefits from your
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  • captivity.
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  • Even if the only benefit is for
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  • the sake of what they call
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  • normal, they like to keep you in
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  • a certain little box, and we'll
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  • come watch you move around the
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  • box, and don't do anything
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  • different, and don't go anywhere
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  • else, and stay right here in
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  • this cage, and, all of a sudden,
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  • you start coming and hearing
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  • this old country preacher from
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  • West Virginia teaching about
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  • instincts, and you dare to
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  • believe that you can get out.
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  • Touch your neighbor and say,
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  • Just because something is
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  • familiar doesn't mean that it's
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  • natural.
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  • I said just because it's
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  • familiar doesn't mean that it's
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  • natural.
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  • It doesn't mean that it's right.
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  • His instincts is to leap to
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  • freedom, but intelligence
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  • requires that he gradually make
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  • the transition.
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  • I wanna talk to people who are
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  • making transitions this morning.
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  • Anybody making transitions?
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  • Hold your head up, yeah.
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  • Tell your neighbor, "I'm in the
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  • The real question is, there is
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  • something between staying and
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  • leaping.
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  • There is something between
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  • working your job and quitting
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  • your job and starting a business
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  • There is something between being
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  • single for 40 years and jumping
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  • This is about whatever your cage
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  • is.
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  • Everybody in here has a cage.
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  • It may be a spiritual cage, it
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  • may be a moral cage, it may be
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  • an emotional cage, but everybody
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  • in here has a cage.
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  • David says we were born in
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  • captivity.
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  • He says it this way, verbatim,
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  • "We were born in sin, shapened
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  • in iniquity."
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  • We were born in the box.
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  • What do I do when all of my
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  • experiences validate my
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  • incarceration, and yet my
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  • instincts keep nagging me in
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  • this cage, saying there's
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  • something out there for you?
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  • I go to the bars, "Grr," and I
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  • growl.
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  • I go back and look at it again,
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  • "Grr," and I back up again.
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  • I go to church, "Grr," Monday
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  • morning I'm, yeah, Monday
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  • morning I'm back in the cage
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  • again.
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  • Let me hear that roar again.
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  • Let me hear that.
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  • [lion roaring]
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  • That's what's roaring down
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  • inside of somebody sitting next
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  • That is how a soul sounds when
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  • you want to escape the
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  • parameters of your situation.
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  • Let me hear it again.
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  • [lion roaring]
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  • That's in that man sitting next
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  • to you.
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  • That's in that woman right
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  • behind you.
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  • That's in your sister to the
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  • left.
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  • That's what's going on in this
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  • choir stand back here.
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  • That's what's happening on the
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  • praise team.
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  • You may not see my lips moving,
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  • but my soul is saying--
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  • [lion roaring]
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  • And I came to church this
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  • morning not just to sing, and
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  • dance, and shout, I want
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  • somebody to show me how to get
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  • Am I helping anybody?
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  • The limp, the limp, you may leap
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  • over here, but you're gonna limp
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  • back.
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  • Transitions are important, and
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  • transitions are tough.
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  • It is not easy to go through the
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  • process without pain.
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  • Go to Genesis 32 for a minute, I
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  • want you to look at something.
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  • "And he said unto him, 'What is
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  • thy name?'"
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  • Who are you?
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  • Have you ever wondered who you
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  • are?
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  • Are you the one in the cage, or
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  • are you the one in the wild?
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  • Are you Jacob, the trickster
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  • You know, your mama was slick,
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  • Jacob.
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  • Are you slick like your mama,
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  • Jacob, or like your Uncle Laban?
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  • Are you slick like Laban?
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  • All of your kinfolks are sneaky,
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  • Jacob.
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  • And here God asked you, "Who are
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  • you?"
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  • And he says, "My name is Jacob."
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  • He says, "I guess I am who they
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  • call me."
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  • Jacob means trickster.
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  • Just because somebody called you
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  • something, just because somebody
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  • said something about you, or did
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  • something to you, or took
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  • something from you doesn't mean
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  • that they get the right to
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  • define your destiny based on
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  • Oh, this is good.
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  • And he said, "Thy name shall be
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  • called no more Jacob."
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  • "Thy name shall be called no
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  • more Jacob."
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  • "Thy name--"
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • Whoo, it's gonna be hard.
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  • It's hard 'cause I feel
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  • something.
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  • I'm trying to teach, but I feel
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  • something.
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  • "Thy name shall be called no
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  • more Jacob."
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  • Say that with me, "Thy name
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  • Say it again, "Thy name shall be
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  • called no more Jacob."
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  • Say it again, "Thy name shall be
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  • called no more Jacob."
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  • Now, this time, when you say it,
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  • instead of saying Jacob,
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  • whatever label they put on you,
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  • say it that time.
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  • "Thy name shall be called no
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  • Now, let us be clear that when
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  • this is over, verse 30, "And
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  • Jacob called the name of the
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  • place Peniel, for I have seen
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  • God face to face and my life is
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  • preserved."
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  • Verse 31, "And as he passed over
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  • Penuel, the sun rose upon him."
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  • When you get past this, the sun
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  • The sun is going to rise upon
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  • you.
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  • The sun is going to rise upon
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  • you.
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  • When you get over this hurdle,
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  • I want you to understand that
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  • you will limp back.
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  • You will limp, you will limp
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  • back.
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  • The limp is not designed to
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  • cripple you, but the limp is
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  • designed to remind you how much
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  • freedom costs.
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  • The limp is the telltale sign
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  • that you didn't get here without
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  • struggle.
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  • You didn't get here without
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  • pain.
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  • And I will let you run with the
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  • rest of the lions, but when you
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  • run, you gonna be limping.
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  • And I meant for you to limp.
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  • This is not the devil, I meant
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  • for you to limp.
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  • I designed your limp to make you
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  • humble, to make you thankful, to
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  • make you grateful.
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  • Are there any limpers in the
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  • house?
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  • Every time you wanna get puffed
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  • up, I want you to just remember
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  • what it cost you to get out of
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  • that cage.
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  • And when others are high-minded
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  • and self-righteous, I just want
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  • you to promise me that you'll
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  • lay on your face before me and
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  • thank me for delivering you out
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  • of your cage.
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  • I left your limp as a reminder
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  • that if it had not been for the
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  • Lord that was on your side, you
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  • would have--
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • You would have been swallowed
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  • up.
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  • Oh, God, oh, God, I wish I had a
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  • limping servant in the house,
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  • somebody who limped their way
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  • into your blessings, and limped
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  • your way into owning your house,
  • 00:13:15.000 --> 00:13:17.080
  • and limped your way into holding
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  • your family together, and limped
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  • your way into your promotion,
  • 00:13:20.280 --> 00:13:22.280
  • and limped your way into
  • 00:13:22.280 --> 00:13:24.170
  • business.
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  • You can't ever get high-minded,
  • 00:13:26.000 --> 00:13:27.220
  • because you know that it was
  • 00:13:27.220 --> 00:13:29.060
  • just yesterday you were stuck
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  • [music]
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  • - Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman:
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  • Hey, family, I pray you are
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  • enjoying today's message, "The
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  • Lion's Lair."
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  • Our bishop is speaking directly
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  • to those of you who are in the
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  • midst of a transition.
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  • He wants you to follow your
  • 00:13:51.020 --> 00:13:52.260
  • instincts and not allow yourself
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  • to be boxed in a cage of fear or
  • 00:13:55.230 --> 00:13:57.280
  • frustration.
  • 00:13:57.280 --> 00:13:58.270
  • There is so much more that he
  • 00:13:58.270 --> 00:14:00.190
  • has to share with you, so don't
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  • go away.
  • 00:14:02.130 --> 00:14:03.230
  • The conclusion of this message
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  • [music]
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  • - female: Here's to a new
  • 00:14:10.270 --> 00:14:11.200
  • [music]
  • 00:14:29.160 --> 00:14:31.280
  • - announcer: Spend a relaxing,
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  • intentional week on the Faith
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  • and Family Cruise with the ones
  • 00:14:34.110 --> 00:14:35.250
  • - Bishop Jakes: In
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  • collaboration with the Dallas
  • 00:14:38.280 --> 00:14:40.210
  • Symphony Orchestra, The Potter's
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  • House proudly gives the gift of
  • 00:14:42.180 --> 00:14:45.020
  • a musical night of compassion.
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  • 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
  • 00:14:50.220 --> 00:14:52.050
  • Friday, September 20th for a
  • 00:14:52.050 --> 00:14:53.250
  • R&B singer, Anthony Hamilton, is
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  • confirmed to join the musical
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  • 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 as
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  • [music]
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  • - Bishop Jakes: My third point,
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  • and I'm almost finished, is
  • 00:15:14.050 --> 00:15:17.030
  • learning.
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  • You're gonna learn your way.
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  • "Take my yoke upon you and learn
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  • of me."
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  • I have to learn how to hunt now.
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  • I have to learn.
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  • I'm used to being fed, now I
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  • gotta learn how to hunt.
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  • Do I chase?
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  • Do I bite?
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  • Do I roar and then jump?
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  • I don't know, I have to learn.
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  • And you know what?
  • 00:15:53.160 --> 00:15:55.210
  • In order to learn the wild, I
  • 00:15:56.060 --> 00:15:59.060
  • [laughing]
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  • I'm telling you, listen, write
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  • this down, your captivity is a
  • 00:16:09.050 --> 00:16:12.050
  • learned behavior.
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  • Your captivity is a learned
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  • behavior.
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  • If you learn how to make do in
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  • the cage, you can learn how to
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  • hunt in the wild.
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  • Good God of mercy.
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  • I am putting too much energy in
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  • supporting a system that I'm not
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  • Did I say something this
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  • morning?
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  • Do you hear the words that are
  • 00:16:58.120 --> 00:16:59.150
  • coming out of my mouth this
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  • morning?
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  • I have put too much energy into
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  • learning to survive in a system.
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  • I'm not staying in this stuff.
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  • Why am I acting like I'm gonna
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  • live over here when I'm called
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  • over there?
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  • If I'm gonna learn something,
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  • I'm gonna learn how to hunt in
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  • the wild rather than to eat in
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  • captivity.
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  • Number four, I wanna tell you
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  • about the losing.
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  • Now, the losing will not excite
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  • you, but I must tell you about
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  • it anyway.
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  • Nothing ventured, nothing
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  • gained.
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  • There will be losses.
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  • Shed off that which cannot
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  • transform.
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  • Shed off everything that won't
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  • transform.
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  • Either you change, or I'm
  • 00:17:53.030 --> 00:17:55.280
  • Shed off those things that will
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  • not change, cut 'em off.
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  • The chicken cannot be hatched
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  • without shattering the outer
  • 00:18:09.230 --> 00:18:12.230
  • encasement of the egg that held
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  • him.
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  • There is no nice way for the
  • 00:18:15.200 --> 00:18:17.080
  • chicken to get out of the egg
  • 00:18:17.080 --> 00:18:19.050
  • without cracking the egg shell,
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  • it's gotta go.
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  • Somebody say, "It's gotta go."
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  • The seed must lose it's outer
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  • encasement to become a tree.
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  • Blind Bartimaeus had to shed his
  • 00:18:29.250 --> 00:18:31.050
  • coat.
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  • The woman at the well had to
  • 00:18:32.000 --> 00:18:32.260
  • drop her pots.
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  • We all must lose something to
  • 00:18:34.020 --> 00:18:35.180
  • move ahead.
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  • The snake sheds his skin.
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  • The dog sheds his old coat.
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  • The worm sheds it's cocoon to
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  • access his new wings.
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  • Those who cannot handle loss are
  • 00:18:43.260 --> 00:18:45.270
  • restricted from leading the way
  • 00:18:45.270 --> 00:18:47.280
  • to new turf.
  • 00:18:47.280 --> 00:18:50.010
  • If you don't want it bad enough
  • 00:18:50.010 --> 00:18:51.080
  • to lose something, shut your
  • 00:18:51.080 --> 00:18:52.110
  • mouth.
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  • If you're not willing to shake
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  • something off to come into a new
  • 00:18:54.200 --> 00:18:55.270
  • place, then you don't want it
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  • bad enough.
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  • There will be losses.
  • 00:18:59.020 --> 00:19:01.280
  • There will be collateral damage.
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  • Chalk it up to a business
  • 00:19:04.000 --> 00:19:05.120
  • expense.
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  • There will be losses.
  • 00:19:06.180 --> 00:19:08.030
  • You cannot be innovative and be
  • 00:19:08.030 --> 00:19:10.130
  • traditional at the same time.
  • 00:19:10.130 --> 00:19:12.140
  • You have to forget those things
  • 00:19:12.140 --> 00:19:13.270
  • which are behind, reach for
  • 00:19:13.270 --> 00:19:15.180
  • those things which are before.
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  • Leave your coat, drop your water
  • 00:19:17.030 --> 00:19:19.100
  • pot, come out your cocoon, crack
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  • your shell.
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  • It's gonna be worth it when you
  • 00:19:22.240 --> 00:19:24.140
  • realize that the thing in front
  • 00:19:24.140 --> 00:19:26.080
  • of you is greater than the thing
  • 00:19:26.080 --> 00:19:28.280
  • that's behind you.
  • 00:19:28.280 --> 00:19:30.020
  • "I press toward the mark of the
  • 00:19:30.020 --> 00:19:32.290
  • prize of the high calling of God
  • 00:19:33.240 --> 00:19:36.240
  • in Christ Jesus."
  • 00:19:36.240 --> 00:19:38.080
  • I'm almost finished.
  • 00:19:38.080 --> 00:19:41.000
  • Am I helping somebody?
  • 00:19:42.280 --> 00:19:45.280
  • Oh, my God, oh, my God, oh, my
  • 00:19:45.280 --> 00:19:48.240
  • God.
  • 00:19:48.240 --> 00:19:49.290
  • I want you to write down some
  • 00:19:49.290 --> 00:19:52.280
  • habits, proclivities, and ways
  • 00:19:52.280 --> 00:19:55.080
  • that you must drop for the place
  • 00:19:55.080 --> 00:19:57.180
  • you're going.
  • 00:19:57.180 --> 00:19:59.150
  • Some habits, proclivities, and
  • 00:19:59.150 --> 00:20:00.270
  • ways you have to drop.
  • 00:20:00.270 --> 00:20:03.180
  • What cocoon do you have to come
  • 00:20:03.180 --> 00:20:05.060
  • out of?
  • 00:20:05.060 --> 00:20:05.270
  • What shell do you have to crack?
  • 00:20:06.250 --> 00:20:09.250
  • What water pots do you have to
  • 00:20:09.250 --> 00:20:11.030
  • drop to take Jesus up on this
  • 00:20:11.030 --> 00:20:12.180
  • offer?
  • 00:20:12.180 --> 00:20:14.070
  • Blind Bartimaeus, what is your
  • 00:20:14.070 --> 00:20:15.100
  • coat?
  • 00:20:15.100 --> 00:20:17.130
  • Don't tell me that you're gonna
  • 00:20:17.130 --> 00:20:20.060
  • come into a new opportunity
  • 00:20:20.060 --> 00:20:22.250
  • without losing something.
  • 00:20:22.250 --> 00:20:25.120
  • It simply doesn't happen.
  • 00:20:26.000 --> 00:20:29.000
  • I want you to challenge yourself
  • 00:20:29.000 --> 00:20:31.220
  • this year, this season, what you
  • 00:20:32.120 --> 00:20:35.120
  • are willing to drop to get to
  • 00:20:35.270 --> 00:20:38.270
  • the next level.
  • 00:20:39.000 --> 00:20:42.000
  • If everybody had to drop
  • 00:20:42.000 --> 00:20:43.170
  • something, if blind Bartimaeus
  • 00:20:43.170 --> 00:20:45.210
  • had to drop his coat, the woman
  • 00:20:45.210 --> 00:20:47.020
  • at the well had to drop her
  • 00:20:47.020 --> 00:20:48.110
  • water pots, the silkworm had to
  • 00:20:48.110 --> 00:20:50.020
  • drop his cocoon, if the outer
  • 00:20:50.020 --> 00:20:52.100
  • encasement of the seed had to be
  • 00:20:52.100 --> 00:20:54.070
  • shattered, if the chicken had to
  • 00:20:54.070 --> 00:20:56.060
  • crack the shell, what are you
  • 00:20:56.060 --> 00:20:57.230
  • willing to crack to find your
  • 00:20:57.230 --> 00:20:59.020
  • wings?
  • 00:20:59.020 --> 00:21:02.000
  • And finally, the whole premise
  • 00:21:02.070 --> 00:21:05.070
  • of my session today is the lair.
  • 00:21:09.280 --> 00:21:12.280
  • --where the lion who was once
  • 00:21:24.010 --> 00:21:27.010
  • lame, once wounded, once
  • 00:21:28.280 --> 00:21:31.280
  • crippled like Jacob, once
  • 00:21:33.180 --> 00:21:36.180
  • afraid, once intimidated, the
  • 00:21:36.250 --> 00:21:39.250
  • lair is the place where the lion
  • 00:21:39.250 --> 00:21:42.250
  • has learned how to live in the
  • 00:21:42.250 --> 00:21:44.180
  • wild, and it is where the lion's
  • 00:21:46.000 --> 00:21:49.000
  • nest, and lodge, and love, and
  • 00:21:54.150 --> 00:21:57.150
  • make love, and procreate, and
  • 00:22:00.150 --> 00:22:03.150
  • raise their children.
  • 00:22:03.150 --> 00:22:05.230
  • The lion's lair is the place
  • 00:22:07.010 --> 00:22:10.010
  • where wounded lions can now rest
  • 00:22:10.120 --> 00:22:13.120
  • in the wild and raise their
  • 00:22:13.170 --> 00:22:16.170
  • children and families.
  • 00:22:16.170 --> 00:22:18.260
  • The lion's lair is the new
  • 00:22:18.260 --> 00:22:21.210
  • normal.
  • 00:22:21.210 --> 00:22:24.110
  • It is not just about getting in
  • 00:22:24.110 --> 00:22:26.010
  • the wild, you did that, it is
  • 00:22:26.070 --> 00:22:29.070
  • about being at home in the wild.
  • 00:22:32.280 --> 00:22:35.280
  • You get it?
  • 00:22:35.280 --> 00:22:37.050
  • It is about resting in your
  • 00:22:42.070 --> 00:22:45.070
  • future rather than wrestling
  • 00:22:46.170 --> 00:22:49.170
  • Help me, Lord.
  • 00:22:59.100 --> 00:23:02.120
  • The Lord said you're in a new
  • 00:23:02.120 --> 00:23:03.250
  • place, you have a new
  • 00:23:03.250 --> 00:23:05.250
  • opportunity.
  • 00:23:05.250 --> 00:23:07.150
  • You have a new land and you have
  • 00:23:07.150 --> 00:23:08.250
  • a new language, but if you don't
  • 00:23:08.250 --> 00:23:11.230
  • Have you ever been there but
  • 00:23:18.150 --> 00:23:21.000
  • didn't feel there?
  • 00:23:22.070 --> 00:23:25.070
  • Have you ever been in a new
  • 00:23:25.070 --> 00:23:27.000
  • place, but you were so afraid of
  • 00:23:27.150 --> 00:23:30.150
  • losing it that you couldn't
  • 00:23:30.150 --> 00:23:32.270
  • enjoy it?
  • 00:23:34.010 --> 00:23:37.010
  • This is the place where you
  • 00:23:37.100 --> 00:23:40.100
  • don't feel at home in your new
  • 00:23:40.250 --> 00:23:43.250
  • world, and you're so afraid of
  • 00:23:47.250 --> 00:23:50.250
  • losing it that you can't rest in
  • 00:23:51.280 --> 00:23:54.280
  • living it.
  • 00:23:55.280 --> 00:23:58.280
  • The lion's lair says not only am
  • 00:23:58.280 --> 00:24:01.260
  • I out, and not only am I free, I
  • 00:24:02.100 --> 00:24:05.100
  • have come to rest in who I am
  • 00:24:07.170 --> 00:24:10.170
  • and not in who I was.
  • 00:24:13.250 --> 00:24:16.250
  • This is mine.
  • 00:24:17.000 --> 00:24:20.000
  • This is it.
  • 00:24:20.000 --> 00:24:22.150
  • This is where I live, I'm there.
  • 00:24:27.250 --> 00:24:30.250
  • The Lord said that when I
  • 00:24:30.250 --> 00:24:32.000
  • ministered this particular
  • 00:24:32.000 --> 00:24:33.130
  • segment, he said I want you to
  • 00:24:33.130 --> 00:24:35.220
  • go to all of my children who are
  • 00:24:36.100 --> 00:24:39.100
  • living in my promises but not
  • 00:24:39.120 --> 00:24:42.120
  • resting in my promises.
  • 00:24:44.000 --> 00:24:47.000
  • He said I see them in the
  • 00:24:47.000 --> 00:24:49.120
  • blessing, but I sense how tense
  • 00:24:50.280 --> 00:24:53.280
  • you are.
  • 00:24:55.070 --> 00:24:58.070
  • You are in your wild, you have
  • 00:24:59.240 --> 00:25:02.260
  • your lair, but you're pacing in
  • 00:25:02.280 --> 00:25:05.280
  • it like I'm going to take it
  • 00:25:05.280 --> 00:25:08.010
  • And he said tell my children to
  • 00:25:14.050 --> 00:25:17.050
  • Tell my children to be at ease
  • 00:25:24.000 --> 00:25:27.000
  • in Zion.
  • 00:25:27.000 --> 00:25:29.280
  • Tell my children that I do not
  • 00:25:29.280 --> 00:25:32.250
  • like their fear.
  • 00:25:33.260 --> 00:25:36.260
  • I have brought you to a new
  • 00:25:36.260 --> 00:25:38.110
  • place, but I smell your old
  • 00:25:39.280 --> 00:25:42.280
  • fear.
  • 00:25:43.000 --> 00:25:46.000
  • Tell my children that the
  • 00:25:46.150 --> 00:25:49.150
  • - Bishop Jakes: A pacemaker's
  • 00:26:12.020 --> 00:26:12.250
  • design is to take a heart that's
  • 00:26:12.250 --> 00:26:14.130
  • not in rhythm and get it back in
  • 00:26:14.130 --> 00:26:16.030
  • rhythm again.
  • 00:26:16.030 --> 00:26:17.130
  • - female announcer: Get your
  • 00:26:17.130 --> 00:26:18.010
  • life back in rhythm today with
  • 00:26:18.010 --> 00:26:19.150
  • Bishop Jakes' new "Pacemaker"
  • 00:26:19.150 --> 00:26:20.270
  • series.
  • 00:26:20.270 --> 00:26:22.010
  • - Bishop Jakes: If you are
  • 00:26:22.010 --> 00:26:22.230
  • after God's heart, he will
  • 00:26:22.230 --> 00:26:24.070
  • promote you.
  • 00:26:24.070 --> 00:26:25.200
  • - announcer: For any gift to
  • 00:26:25.200 --> 00:26:26.080
  • the ministry, you will receive
  • 00:26:26.080 --> 00:26:27.150
  • "Bridges to Destiny" on CD, and
  • 00:26:27.150 --> 00:26:29.210
  • Romans 8:28 art print.
  • 00:26:29.210 --> 00:26:31.100
  • - Bishop Jakes: You gotta see
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  • the hardship and understand that
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  • the devil wouldn't be fighting
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  • me if God wasn't about to bless
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  • me.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Whenever you
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  • play on the high-sounding
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  • cymbals, you're giving praise to
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  • God.
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  • time, and I thank God for his
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  • glory.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: God understands
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  • what you're trying to tell him.
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  • next time on "The Potter's
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