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The Promise is not Proportional

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October 9, 2019
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The Potter's Touch with T. D. Jakes

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  • - Serita Jakes: Coming up on
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  • "The Potter's Touch."
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  • - Bishop T.D. Jakes: You don't
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  • have to have a mountain of faith
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  • for a mountain of problems.
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  • There--the promise is not
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  • proportional.
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  • God doesn't weigh it the way you
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  • weigh it.
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  • He doesn't see it the way you
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  • see it.
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  • He doesn't do it the way you do
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  • it.
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  • He's not going by what you see.
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • The Potter's Touch
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  • - Bishop Jakes: And Jesus said,
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  • "You failed at getting the
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  • victory because you lack the
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  • faith."
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  • You failed in the physical
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  • because of something you lacked
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  • in the spiritual.
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  • You didn't fail 'cause you
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  • didn't have passion.
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  • You didn't fail 'cause you
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  • wasn't--it wasn't the right
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  • thing.
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  • You didn't fail because you
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  • didn't have the energy.
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  • You failed because you didn't
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  • have the right perspective, the
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  • right faith, looking at it the
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  • right way.
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  • I failed in an area I could see
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  • because I didn't have something
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  • Attitude, faith, perspective,
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  • posturing.
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  • "Oh, I believe God, child.
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  • Don't worry about that.
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  • I believe God.
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  • I believe God, yeah,
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  • absolutely."
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  • But if you hang around 'em long
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  • enough and listen at 'em talk
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  • long enough, you'll find that
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  • it's possible for your mouth to
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  • say something that your heart
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  • I was going through something
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  • recently and it was really,
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  • really deep and really, really
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  • heavy and I expected to be
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  • really, really upset and really,
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  • really in a fog about it and
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  • then I kind of--I won't say that
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  • I wasn't troubled at all but I
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  • was shocked at how little I was
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  • troubled.
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  • I said, "That's not normal for
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  • you.
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  • This is the kind of thing that
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  • would trip you out and you would
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  • not sleep for days," and I'm in
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  • the bed asleep, waking up
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  • surprised.
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  • [laughing]
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  • And it occurred to me that over
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  • the course of my life I have had
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  • so many experiences,
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  • I have been through so many
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  • things that what used to get me,
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  • what used to send me into a
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  • frenzy, what used to almost make
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  • me collapse and burst into
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  • tears, what used to make me
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  • doubt and fret, and fall out on
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  • the floor, what used to send me
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  • into a panic, I'm not saying I
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  • can't be sent there but, devil,
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  • it ain't as easy as it used to
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  • be.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • Oh, bless his high name.
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  • Oh, it ain't as easy as it used
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  • to be.
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  • I've been through too much right
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  • now.
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  • I'm a little tougher than I used
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  • to be.
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  • I don't even know when I got it,
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  • I don't know where I got it, I
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  • don't know whether it was
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  • downloaded but something inside
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  • Touch somebody and say, "I got a
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  • little bit of that."
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  • You don't run me home as quick
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  • as you used to.
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  • You don't make me doubt as quick
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  • as you used to.
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  • I don't burst into tears as
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  • easily as I used to.
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  • Touch somebody and say, "I got a
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  • little bit of that."
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  • I can take a licking and keep on
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  • ticking.
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  • I got a little bit of that.
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  • I'm not saying I don't have a
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  • breaking point, I'm not saying
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  • that don't nothing trouble me.
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  • But the things that got me five
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  • years ago don't get me
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  • like--whoo!
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  • Oh, I need a 30-second praise
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Used to be,
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  • used to be if I loved you, used
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  • to be if you walked out on me,
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  • used to be if you divorced me,
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  • used to be if you fired me, used
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  • to be if I lost my house, used
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  • to be if I was backed up on my
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  • car, used to be I would have
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  • collapsed and died and fainted
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  • and wanted to slit my wrist but
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  • I got a little bit, just a
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  • little bit of--a little bit of
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  • - Bishop Jakes: So Jesus begins
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  • to teach a class and to teach
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  • the class he uses an
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  • illustration.
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  • He says, "If you had the faith
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  • as of a grain of mustard seed."
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  • Listen, this is how potent faith
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  • Don't use a whole lot.
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  • You'll blow up the planet.
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  • It's concentrated.
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  • You gotta be careful how much
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  • you put on it because faith is
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  • so impactful that if you use too
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  • much you're gonna leave a crater
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  • in the earth but if it ain't
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  • nothing but a mountain you wanna
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  • Don't use a whole cup of
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  • faith, you'll tear up something.
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  • But if you have the faith as of
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  • a grain of a mustard seed.
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  • [speaking in tongues]
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  • Jesus has just come down off the
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  • mountain so the mountain is
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  • right in front of him.
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  • You can speak to the mountain
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  • that's right in front of you and
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  • say, "Be thou removed into the
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  • sea and do not doubt in your
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  • heart and it will get up and
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  • get--"
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  • I wanna talk to you about the
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  • mountain that's right in front
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  • of you right now, that's
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  • And so what struck me was the
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  • contrast between the simplicity
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  • and the frailty and the
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  • smallness and the minuteness of
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  • the mustard seed which is one of
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  • the smallest seeds possible.
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  • A mustard seed is too small to
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  • grip in your hand.
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  • It can slip through the cracks
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  • of your fingers.
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  • It's so small that it's hard to
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  • hold it without it getting out
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  • from in between your fingers.
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  • A mustard seed.
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  • There it is.
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  • Just that.
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  • Look at that and say, "I got a
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  • little bit."
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  • That's all you need.
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  • Let me talk to the folks in the
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  • balcony.
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  • Where are my balcony believers?
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  • For the mountain that you're
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  • facing right now, that's all the
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  • And I was struck with this
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  • potency of faith and the
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  • contrast between the size of the
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  • seed and the size of the
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  • mountain.
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  • How big and foreboding the
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  • mountain is, how long it took
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  • them to climb up the mountain,
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  • how the mountain blocks your
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  • view and stops your vision.
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  • 'Cause when you got a mountain
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  • in front of you, you can't see
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  • your future.
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  • Oh, y'all don't hear what I'm
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  • saying.
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  • When you got a mountain in front
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  • of you, you can't see tomorrow.
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  • When you got a mountain in front
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  • of you, you think your life is
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  • not worth living.
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  • When you got a mountain in front
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  • of you, you can't see yourself
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  • beyond the mountain because the
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  • mountain blocks your view.
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  • But if you got a little bit--
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  • Jesus is saying, "The promise is
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  • not proportional."
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  • You don't have to have
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  • equivalency, as much faith as
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  • you have mountain.
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  • It doesn't have to be an equal
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  • fight.
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  • Your faith--you don't have to
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  • have a mountain of faith for a
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  • mountain of problems.
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  • The promise is not proportional.
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  • God doesn't weigh it the way you
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  • weigh it.
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  • He doesn't see it the way you
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  • see it.
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  • He doesn't do it the way you do
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  • it.
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  • He's not going by what you see.
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  • And Jesus says, "If you have the
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  • faith as a grain of mustard
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  • seed, you can speak to
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  • mountains."
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  • Good God of mercy.
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  • I feel that God wanted me to
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  • preach this because of the
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  • mountain that's in front of you
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  • Now, I don't know what that
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  • mountain is.
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  • He didn't show me what that
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  • mountain is.
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  • I know that when Jesus is
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  • talking about mountains, he is
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  • not just talking about literal
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  • mountains.
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  • But whatever is standing up in
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  • your life, blocking your view,
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  • that you can't see around--oh,
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  • you all don't hear what I'm
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  • saying.
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  • That is your mountain.
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  • See, 'cause if you're not
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  • careful, the mountain will take
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  • your voice.
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  • You'll just stand there and look
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  • at it.
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  • You'll just get depressed about
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  • it.
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  • You'll be suicidal about it.
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  • You'll be ready to blow your
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  • brains out about it but this
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  • morning we're gonna open our
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  • Somebody shout at the top of
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Take me slow.
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  • Take me slow.
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  • The seed, the mustard seed, is
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  • not to be--not easily devalued.
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  • Not easily underestimated,
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  • that's what I wanna say.
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  • It shouldn't be underestimated.
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  • Let me explain.
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  • The mountain has no growth
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  • But the potential of the mustard
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  • seed is limitless.
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  • The mustard seed will produce a
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  • mustard plant that will produce
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  • more mustard seeds that will
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  • fill up an entire field that
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  • will fill up another field.
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  • It is absolutely limitless and,
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  • though it looks smaller than the
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  • [music]
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  • - female: Thank you from the
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  • bottom of my heart.
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  • Thank you for your candor.
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  • Thank you for your
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  • vulnerability.
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  • Thank you for your strength.
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  • - male: Thank you so much, you
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  • know, for making the investment
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  • into us.
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  • It is definitely appreciated and
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  • is definitely making a
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  • [music]
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  • - Bishop Jakes: If you are not
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  • in the room where changes are
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  • occurring, you are stuck in the
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  • yard where consequences are
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  • [music]
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  • - Bishop Jakes: He's trying to
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  • Maybe the demon showed off so
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  • bad that it intimidated you
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  • 'cause demons do show off.
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  • They make a lot of noise and
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  • carry on and foam and fall.
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  • "And often he falls in the water
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  • and often he falls in the fire."
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  • Repetition of the same thing.
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  • Whatever you're going through
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  • now you have gone through
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  • before.
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  • Satan can't create, he can only
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  • duplicate.
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  • So what you're facing right now
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  • reminds you of something you
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  • And Jesus says, "It is not who
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  • made the most noise, it's not
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  • who showed off the most, that
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  • won."
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  • He said, "You didn't win because
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  • I'm going deeper into this.
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  • You didn't win because of your
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  • faith.
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  • Sometimes our perception of
  • 00:16:38.160 --> 00:16:39.240
  • being small comes from how we
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  • see ourselves.
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  • See, I've taught you this before
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  • but I'm gonna go through it
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  • again 'cause maybe somebody
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  • wasn't here when I taught it.
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  • I can see everything in the
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  • room.
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  • I can see the people in the
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  • balcony, I can see somebody
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  • walking in the back.
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  • I can see everybody moving.
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  • I can see the cameramen, I can
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  • see the cameras, I can see
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  • everything going on around me.
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  • I see my wife over there.
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  • I see everything in the room.
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  • I can see the carpet, I can see
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  • the steps, I can see the lights,
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  • I can see the doors.
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  • I can see everything in the
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  • room.
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  • If I wanna see me, I gotta get a
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  • mirror or something to see me
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  • because my eyes are not designed
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  • so that they are positioned to
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  • see me.
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  • I can only imagine me.
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  • I can only image me.
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  • My imagination of me is based on
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  • the image in my head of me.
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  • You see the mountain clearly.
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  • You see the mountain clearly.
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  • The mountain makes sure you see
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  • it.
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  • It has blocked your view of
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  • Jesus is trying to teach us a
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  • lesson on small things, and
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  • sometimes our perception of
  • 00:18:26.210 --> 00:18:28.050
  • being small comes from how we
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  • see ourselves.
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  • Put Numbers 13:32-33 up for me
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  • and take a look at it.
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  • "And they brought up an evil
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  • report of the land which they
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  • had searched unto the children
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  • of Israel, saying, The land,
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  • through which we have gone to
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  • search it, is a land that eateth
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  • up the inhabitants thereof; and
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  • all the people that we saw in it
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  • are men of great stature."
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  • They big, y'all.
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  • They big.
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  • "And there we saw giants,"
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  • there's big, y'all.
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  • "They're the sons of Anak,"
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  • they're big, "which come out of
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  • the giants: and we were in our
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  • And because of how we saw
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  • ourselves, because we saw
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  • ourselves as little insects and
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  • we saw them as giants, that's
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  • how they saw us.
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  • So sometimes, our smallness is
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  • imagined.
  • 00:19:59.260 --> 00:20:02.260
  • Sometimes, our smallness is
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  • imaged, imaged on us.
  • 00:20:09.210 --> 00:20:12.210
  • From where did we get those
  • 00:20:12.210 --> 00:20:13.270
  • images from?
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  • Who told you, you were stupid?
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  • Who told you, you couldn't
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  • learn?
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  • Who told you, you couldn't do
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  • it?
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  • Who told you, you weren't
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  • attractive?
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  • Who told you nobody would want
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  • you?
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  • Who told you that you would
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  • never be loved?
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  • Who told you that you'd never
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  • make it?
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  • Who told you?
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  • Because whoever told you, that's
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  • who sketched you.
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  • So since I can't see me, all I
  • 00:20:52.180 --> 00:20:55.070
  • can do is imagine me and if the
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  • Who sketched you?
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  • Other times we are, in fact,
  • 00:21:11.220 --> 00:21:14.150
  • truly outnumbered.
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  • Sometimes I will admit you
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  • really are outnumbered.
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  • You're outnumbered.
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  • David said, "Though a host
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  • should encamp against me, my
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  • heart shall not fear.
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  • Though war should rise against
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  • me, in this will I be
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  • confident."
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  • Sometimes, God will send you in
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  • to do something or to get
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  • something or to be something
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  • where he knows you are
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  • outnumbered because the promise
  • 00:21:42.270 --> 00:21:45.270
  • is not proportional so he
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  • doesn't need you to have
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  • equivalency in order to be able
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  • to win.
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  • Are you all getting this?
  • 00:21:54.150 --> 00:21:57.110
  • See, what I'm really preaching
  • 00:21:57.110 --> 00:21:59.060
  • about is a stupid blessing, a
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  • blessing that don't add up, that
  • 00:22:03.220 --> 00:22:05.100
  • don't make sense.
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  • It's out of order, that has no
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  • equivalency.
  • 00:22:09.000 --> 00:22:11.170
  • I need five people that got
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  • faith to find five people that
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  • got faith and say, "It's gonna
  • 00:22:15.260 --> 00:22:17.270
  • I mean, this is gonna be crazy.
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  • This is gonna be ridiculous.
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  • This is not gonna add up.
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  • It's not gonna make sense.
  • 00:22:33.160 --> 00:22:35.260
  • It's gonna be out of time.
  • 00:22:35.260 --> 00:22:37.280
  • It's gonna be off-schedule, at
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  • the wrong age, at the wrong
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  • stage, at the wrong place.
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  • Slap somebody and say, "I mean
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Is there
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  • anybody in here that God's been
  • 00:23:07.280 --> 00:23:09.020
  • talking to about a stupid
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  • blessing?
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  • C'mon, here, Preacher.
  • 00:23:13.110 --> 00:23:14.200
  • Has God been telling you that
  • 00:23:15.060 --> 00:23:18.060
  • You looking at your wallet and
  • 00:23:24.160 --> 00:23:27.010
  • you're looking at what God said
  • 00:23:27.010 --> 00:23:29.080
  • and you say, "Lord, ain't no way
  • 00:23:29.280 --> 00:23:32.280
  • you're gonna take this little
  • 00:23:32.280 --> 00:23:34.040
  • bit."
  • 00:23:34.210 --> 00:23:37.210
  • You're looking at yourself and
  • 00:23:37.210 --> 00:23:39.160
  • you're saying, "Lord, ain't no
  • 00:23:39.160 --> 00:23:40.280
  • way you gon'--tell your
  • 00:23:42.050 --> 00:23:45.050
  • neighbor, "Don't worry about it.
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  • It's gonna be stupid.
  • 00:23:46.130 --> 00:23:47.060
  • It's not gonna make sense.
  • 00:23:55.100 --> 00:23:57.160
  • It's not gonna make sense.
  • 00:23:57.160 --> 00:23:59.290
  • No need in testifying about it
  • 00:23:59.290 --> 00:24:01.240
  • 'cause ain't nobody gonna
  • 00:24:01.240 --> 00:24:02.160
  • believe it.
  • 00:24:02.160 --> 00:24:04.070
  • It's gonna sound crazy.
  • 00:24:04.070 --> 00:24:06.070
  • It's not gonna add up.
  • 00:24:06.070 --> 00:24:07.260
  • It's not gonna be an equivalent
  • 00:24:07.260 --> 00:24:10.090
  • that at this stage in your life
  • 00:24:10.090 --> 00:24:12.280
  • that you would come into the
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  • [music]
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  • - Pastor Cora Jakes-Coleman:
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  • Hi, I'm Pastor Cora
  • 00:24:24.080 --> 00:24:25.040
  • Jakes-Coleman.
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  • Thank you so much for joining us
  • 00:24:26.030 --> 00:24:28.030
  • for today's message, "The
  • 00:24:28.030 --> 00:24:29.230
  • Promise Is Not Proportional."
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  • God is the God of a little bit.
  • 00:24:32.280 --> 00:24:35.070
  • He can handle the big things but
  • 00:24:35.070 --> 00:24:36.240
  • he also shines in handling the
  • 00:24:36.240 --> 00:24:38.130
  • small things.
  • 00:24:38.130 --> 00:24:39.210
  • Matthew 17:20 says: "If you have
  • 00:24:39.210 --> 00:24:42.000
  • faith as small as a mustard seed
  • 00:24:42.040 --> 00:24:45.040
  • you can say to this mountain,
  • 00:24:45.040 --> 00:24:47.020
  • 'Move from here to there,' and
  • 00:24:47.020 --> 00:24:48.260
  • it will move.
  • 00:24:48.260 --> 00:24:50.240
  • Nothing will be impossible for
  • 00:24:50.240 --> 00:24:53.030
  • you."
  • 00:24:53.030 --> 00:24:53.270
  • I wanna encourage you to walk in
  • 00:24:53.270 --> 00:24:55.240
  • that faith today.
  • 00:24:55.240 --> 00:24:57.040
  • May I pray with you before we
  • 00:24:57.040 --> 00:24:58.270
  • go?
  • 00:24:58.270 --> 00:24:59.270
  • Father God, I thank you that you
  • 00:24:59.270 --> 00:25:01.270
  • will not just keep us in the
  • 00:25:01.270 --> 00:25:03.290
  • minimum of a mustard seed
  • 00:25:03.290 --> 00:25:05.260
  • mentality of faith but, God, you
  • 00:25:05.260 --> 00:25:07.200
  • will give us a thirst to seek a
  • 00:25:07.200 --> 00:25:10.010
  • maximum capacity of faith.
  • 00:25:10.010 --> 00:25:12.130
  • Don't keep us in a mustard seed,
  • 00:25:12.130 --> 00:25:14.140
  • God, but allow us to plant our
  • 00:25:14.140 --> 00:25:17.010
  • mustard seed that it may grow
  • 00:25:17.010 --> 00:25:19.020
  • into the tree that you're
  • 00:25:19.020 --> 00:25:20.010
  • expecting, that it may grow into
  • 00:25:20.010 --> 00:25:22.120
  • the protection that you are
  • 00:25:22.120 --> 00:25:23.200
  • expecting.
  • 00:25:23.200 --> 00:25:24.220
  • Father God, I thank you that you
  • 00:25:24.220 --> 00:25:27.020
  • give us maximum capacity of
  • 00:25:27.140 --> 00:25:30.140
  • faith and that we can reach for
  • 00:25:30.140 --> 00:25:31.280
  • it.
  • 00:25:31.280 --> 00:25:32.210
  • We can receive it and then we
  • 00:25:32.210 --> 00:25:34.000
  • can project it to those who are
  • 00:25:34.000 --> 00:25:35.210
  • in need.
  • 00:25:35.210 --> 00:25:36.170
  • Thank you for being a faith
  • 00:25:36.170 --> 00:25:37.260
  • giver.
  • 00:25:37.260 --> 00:25:38.220
  • Thank you for giving us the
  • 00:25:38.220 --> 00:25:40.070
  • strength and the power that we
  • 00:25:40.070 --> 00:25:41.130
  • need to stand strong in our
  • 00:25:41.130 --> 00:25:44.020
  • belief and trust in you, that
  • 00:25:44.020 --> 00:25:45.260
  • you're able to do exceedingly
  • 00:25:45.260 --> 00:25:47.150
  • and abundantly above anything we
  • 00:25:47.150 --> 00:25:49.270
  • could ask or think according to
  • 00:25:49.270 --> 00:25:52.150
  • the power that works in us.
  • 00:25:52.150 --> 00:25:54.100
  • Thank you for that power and I
  • 00:25:54.100 --> 00:25:55.270
  • give you praise for I believe
  • 00:25:55.270 --> 00:25:57.140
  • and I know that it is so by
  • 00:25:57.140 --> 00:26:00.120
  • - Bishop Jakes: There is a
  • 00:26:05.030 --> 00:26:05.280
  • masterful call on your life and,
  • 00:26:05.280 --> 00:26:07.040
  • if properly groomed, it will
  • 00:26:07.040 --> 00:26:08.180
  • come forth.
  • 00:26:08.180 --> 00:26:10.260
  • - Bishop Jakes: I wanna show
  • 00:26:10.260 --> 00:26:11.160
  • you where to put your efforts to
  • 00:26:11.160 --> 00:26:13.050
  • bring about the greatest change
  • 00:26:13.050 --> 00:26:14.280
  • in your life.
  • 00:26:14.280 --> 00:26:16.280
  • This is a master class for
  • 00:26:16.280 --> 00:26:18.170
  • master thinkers, for master
  • 00:26:18.170 --> 00:26:20.190
  • believers, for master dreamers.
  • 00:26:21.190 --> 00:26:24.190
  • Success is getting what you see
  • 00:26:24.190 --> 00:26:26.240
  • on the inside to manifest on the
  • 00:26:26.240 --> 00:26:28.250
  • outside.
  • 00:26:28.250 --> 00:26:30.220
  • The "Woman Thou Art Loosed
  • 00:26:30.220 --> 00:26:31.220
  • Master Class" is officially in
  • 00:26:31.220 --> 00:26:33.260
  • session.
  • 00:26:33.260 --> 00:26:35.100
  • - Serita: For your gift of any
  • 00:26:35.100 --> 00:26:36.010
  • amount, you will receive Bishop
  • 00:26:36.010 --> 00:26:37.040
  • Jakes's breakthrough message,
  • 00:26:37.040 --> 00:26:38.100
  • "Scattered" on CD and the master
  • 00:26:38.100 --> 00:26:40.050
  • soundtrack, "Woman Thou Art
  • 00:26:40.050 --> 00:26:41.050
  • And when your gift is $60 or
  • 00:26:43.240 --> 00:26:44.240
  • more, we will add the "Woman
  • 00:26:44.240 --> 00:26:46.030
  • Thou Art Loosed Master Class"
  • 00:26:46.030 --> 00:26:47.190
  • perpetual desk calendar.
  • 00:26:47.190 --> 00:26:49.150
  • However, when your gift is $120
  • 00:26:49.150 --> 00:26:51.100
  • or more, we will also add the
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  • "Best of Woman Thou Art Loosed
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  • Master Class" six-message series
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  • on CD and DVD.
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  • If in Canada, visit us online or
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  • call to order your digital
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  • out to us on social media and
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  • share your story of how God is
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  • impacting your life.
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  • We look forward to seeing you
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  • next time on "The Potter's
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  • Touch."
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  • The Potter's Touch
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