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October 25, 2020
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When was the last time you invited Jesus to sit down at your table? When we sit down with Jesus; we get the one-on-one time that’s necessary to elevate us to then next level that God us calling us to.

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  • Bishop TD Jakes: When wasthe last time Jesus came up
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  • at your table?
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  • When was the last time you droveto work just chattin'
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  • with Jesus?
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  • For all of you then sit in theback seat and watch everybody
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  • rushin' past you and youwondered if God forget ya,
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  • this message is to you.
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  • God has not forgotten you.
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  • To all of you that felt likeyou've been cast aside and
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  • you think you got more in youthan your circumstances reflect,
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  • this Word is for you!
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  • God is getting ready to give youa promotion, and he's trying
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  • to show ya how to handle it.
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  • God doesn't care nothin'about a pandemic.
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  • If God gets readyto promote you,
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  • he'll promote you in spite of,in spite of a pandemic.
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  • ♪ The Potter's TouchThe Potter's Touch ♪
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: It was atthe table, God does some
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  • of his best work at the table.
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  • No wonder the Psalmist said,thou preparest a table before me
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  • in the presence of mine enemies,thou anointest my head,
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  • my cup runneth over.
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  • But he did it at the table,it all, it all happens
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  • at the table.
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  • Peter was criticized in the bookof Acts because they criticized
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  • him for sitting at the tablewith uncircumcised people.
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  • Tension at the table [laughs].
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  • Tension at the table.
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  • It is interesting to note thatLuke, who writes the Gospel
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  • of St. Luke, is also the authorof the book of Acts and over
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  • and over again he brings usto the table.
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  • He tells us that the earlychurch continued steadfast in
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  • the Apostles' doctrine inbreaking of bread and fellowship
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  • going from house to house.
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  • Luke keeps taking us backto the table, to the table,
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  • to the table.
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  • And once again,we are at the table.
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  • At the table.
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  • Now for an Orthodox Jew to eatat the table is more than
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  • the consumption of food,it is a sign of fellowship.
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  • They did not eat with Gentiles,they did not eat with heathens,
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  • they did not eatwith Samaritans.
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  • If a Gentile was to eat at thetable they would break
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  • the plate.
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  • It was considered unclean,filthy.
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  • Eating was a sign of covenantand close relationship, it could
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  • take hours to consume a mealbecause it was a big deal
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  • to sit at the table.
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  • The fellowship of the covenantof the relationship between you
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  • and the table is probably moreimportant than the food itself.
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  • The food takes a backdrop.
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  • It all occurs at the table.
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  • And so he's at the dinner party,and he asks them, is it lawful
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  • for me to do my thingin your house?
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  • And that's what he's asking you.
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  • Is it lawful for me to domy thing in your house?
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  • I know it's your house,but I wanna know,
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  • do you mind if I can be myself?
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  • If you let me be myself I canbring a miracle into this house.
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  • If you let me be myself I canbring a miracle to your table.
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  • If you let me be myself I candeal with your child.
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  • But I want to know, is it lawfulor do you have a law that
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  • exempts Jesus from being in yourhouse, you only are a Christian
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  • at church.
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  • Oh, my God, my God, my God.
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  • And their silence opened upa door for God to move.
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  • It opened up a door for Godto work.
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  • And the Bible says that hecalled the man with dropsy
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  • and he healed him.
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  • And the moment the man gothealed he sent him away.
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  • For him the dinner is over.
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  • Once I get what I want from theLord, you can have the food.
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  • I never came for the food in thefirst place, I came because
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  • I was hoping that I'd getsomething more that I could get
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  • by myself, and once I get whatI need I can go on my way.
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  • I didn't come to be seen by you,I didn't come to be in
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  • fellowship with you, I didn'tcome for a photo op, I didn't
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  • come so I'd add you to myresume, I came that I might
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  • see Jesus.
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  • And once he got his healing hegot up and he left the table,
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  • leaving Jesus with his enemies.
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  • [laughs]
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  • And the Bible says, at thispoint it introduces the next
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  • point that I think is profound.
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  • It says that Jesus noticedhow they were fighting
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  • for the best seats.
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  • Yeah.
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  • So this says to me that whilethey are watching Jesus,
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  • Jesus is watching them.
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  • Jesus is watching them.
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  • And while he's watching them,he noticed them rushing to get
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  • the high seat.
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  • Now the high seat, in case youdon't know, is to sit closest
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  • to the hosts.
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  • And whenever you go to a dinnertable whoever sits on the right
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  • or the left to the host is asign of power and influence.
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  • And so they wanted it to be seenas being powerful people and
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  • they were fighting to sit at thehead of the table as close as
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  • they could to the host.
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  • And Jesus is just sitting back.
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  • Wait a minute.
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  • If anybody had a right to sit atthat table and sit in that seat
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  • in the place of the highesthonor it should've been Jesus.
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  • Nobody in there was as goodas Jesus.
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  • And yet there are people thatare fighting, trying to get into
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  • a position that even Jesushimself is just sitting back,
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  • he's just sittin' back lookin'at 'em, just, if he'd have worn
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  • glasses he'd have been lookinglike this.
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  • You know how you'll be lookin'sometime you don't say nothin',
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  • you just thinkin' to yourselfthat nobody to say nothing to.
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  • No friend with him to whisper inhis ear, no Peter, James,
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  • and John, they're none of hiscircle, none of his boys,
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  • none of them.
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  • He comes and, look at Jesus, howstrong he is that he comes into
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  • a room full of enemies withoutbringing any backup with him,
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  • 'cause he's bad all by himself,he doesn't need the disciples to
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  • support him, he doesn't need hisinner circle to have his back,
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  • he doesn't need his best friendto cover him.
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  • He said, I'm God enough that ifI get myself into it, I can get
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  • myself out of it.
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  • And he walked into the room andsat down by himself, and they're
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  • watching him as if they have thepower to decide whether he is
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  • right or not.
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  • And he is watching them.
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  • To all of you who are trying todecide whether Christianity is
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  • relevant or not, to all of youwho are trying to decide whether
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  • there's any room in acontemporary society for the
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  • church today, for all of you whoare trying to decide in a
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  • postmodern society is the churchstill relevant while you are
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  • sitting up with your cynicalself trying to decide whether
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  • the church has any relevanceor not, you are looking at it
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  • but it is also looking at you,watching you fighting for power
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  • and position, watching you beingjudgmental and critical,
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  • watching you beingself-righteous, watching your
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  • tear down people in the name ofbeing right and better and
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  • superior and smarter.
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  • And Jesus is watching them.
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  • And all of a sudden at the tablehe started talking.
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  • Now, the atmosphere is changing.
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  • Because Jesus said a certain manwas having a wedding.
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  • Now bear in mind, he is not at awedding, he's at a dinner.
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  • But his story is about a weddingsupper.
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  • And he says, when you go whereyou are invited to a wedding,
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  • the first thing I want to startwith invited.
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  • The very fact that you have beeninvited is a privilege.
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  • I want to speak to all thearrogant people who get offended
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  • because you didn't get the bestseat and you didn't get to sit
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  • up front and nobody called yourname on the program, nobody did
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  • this or that.
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  • The very fact that you'reinvited is an honor.
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  • You've been invited to thewedding, he said, but when you
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  • are invited to the wedding,don't be so self-aggrandizing,
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  • don't be so self-enthroned,don't be so egoistic, don't be
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  • so egotistical, don't be soself-promoting, don't be so
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  • aggressive, don't be soassertive that you push yourself
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  • in beyond where you need to be.
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  • Jesus says the wisest thing todo when you come into a great
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  • house is not to push yourselfinto a realm where you set
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  • yourself up to be embarrassed.
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  • He says, because somebody withmore honor could come in and the
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  • host that had invited you mayhave to walk up to you with them
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  • and say, excuse me, do you mindsitting over here?
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  • The governor, or the so-and-so,or this or that has come and you
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  • would then have to get up andpack up your little stuff and
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  • have the embarrassment of havingeverybody watch you go down.
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  • It is not wise to puff yourselfup and inflate yourself to
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  • impress people that really don'tmatter.
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  • It is much wiser for you not toinflate your image trying to
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  • impress people that don't matterbecause then all they can feel
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  • is disappointment when you comedown.
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  • Instead Jesus says, when youcome into a situation that you
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  • have been invited into--oh, GodI don't know who I'm preaching
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  • to but you're about to beinvited into a new realm, a new
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  • audience, a new stage, a newplace, and God is tryin' to get
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  • you ready for the new realm thatyou're getting ready to step in.
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  • This is not that.
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  • You can't handle this like youhandle that.
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  • Just because you were big stuffover here don't mean you're
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  • gonna be big stuff over there.
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  • And God is getting ready to takeyou to a whole 'nother level,
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  • and he's trying to train you howyou're supposed to act when you
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  • walk in the room.
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  • He says, don't walk in the roomand try to push yourself up
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  • close to the top.
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  • He says, it is far better totake the back seat.
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  • He says, because if you take theback seat, if you just take the
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  • back seat, if you just take theback seat, you open yourself up
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  • to the possibility of promotion.
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  • Good God, have mercy.
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  • When you humble yourself youbecome a candidate for
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  • a promotion.
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  • Hallelujah.
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  • If you just lower your noise,your name and
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  • your bragging about yourself.
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  • Some of you got your entireresume on Instagram.
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  • If you just lower it down,you can't be all of that.
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  • I'm an architect, I'm ahairdresser, I'm an artist,
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  • I'm a designer, and I'm alsoa student of political science
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  • and I also do tax returns.
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  • Shut up!
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  • That's too much.
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  • Lower your seat, bring yourselfdown, bring yourself down, let
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  • people be surprised that youknow more than they expected
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  • rather disappointed that yousaid more than you knew.
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  • Oh, y'all ain't gonna talk to metoday.
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  • So, Jesus says,I want you to take the back seat
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  • so that when the host comesin he can say to you,
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  • "Oh, no, I don't wantyou back there,
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  • I want you to come up here."
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: I wannachallenge you to continue to
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  • support the ministry because youknow as well as I do that the
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  • ministry is not about pews andit's not about benches and it's
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  • not about stained glass windowsor technology or any of the
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  • things you see around us.
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  • This is not ministry.
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  • Ministry is Word reaching ear.
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  • Power touching need.
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  • Miracles touching mess.
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  • That's ministry.
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  • And there is nothing about thissituation that can circumvent
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  • the ministry from reaching notonly you and you and you and you
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  • but people all over the world bythe power of God.
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  • If your faith is invigorated, ifyour mind is renewed, if you
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  • watch this broadcast and it'schanged your life in any kind of
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  • way then I don't have to tellyou that it's good ground and I
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  • don't have to encourage you tosow because you're too much of a
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  • Christian to cheat God out ofthe opportunity to pour out
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  • supernatural blessingsin your life.
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  • Because we are coming to a timethat if God doesn't do it,
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  • it doesn't get done.
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  • The just shall walk by faith.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • Bishop TD Jakes: The Holy Ghosttold me to tell you to get ready
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  • for a promotion.
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  • Get ready for a promotion.
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  • To all of you that have humbledyourself get ready
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  • for a promotion.
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  • For all of you that sit in theback seat watchin' everybody
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  • rushing past you and you wonder,did God forget ya,
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  • this message is to you.
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  • God has not forgotten you.
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  • To all of you that felt likeyou've been cast aside, and they
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  • never ask you to sing, and theynever ask you to say anything,
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  • and they never ask you to doanything, and you never get
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  • the appropriate--and you thinkyou got more in you than
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  • your circumstances reflect,this Word is for you,
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  • Holy Ghost said promotion.
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  • Promotion, promotion, promotion,promotion, promotion, promotion,
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  • promotion, promotion, promotion.
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  • Touch somebody and say,promotion, promotion, promotion,
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  • promotion, promotion, promotion.
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  • God is getting ready to give youpromotion and he's trying to
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  • show you how to handle it 'causeyou're about to go into a room
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  • that's gonna open up a doorfor promotion.
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  • I feel the Holy Ghost speakingin this place today, he says,
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  • promotion, promotion, promotion.
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  • And you're saying, oh, God,I can't be in a promotion
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  • right now I'm in a pandemic.
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  • God doesn't care nothin'about a pandemic.
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  • If God gets ready to promoteyou, he'll promote you in spite,
  • 00:14:48.504 --> 00:14:55.411
  • in spite of a pandemic.
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  • He'll raise you in spite of thestorm, he'll lift you while
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  • other people are falling.
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  • A thousand may fall at yourright, ten thousand may fall at
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  • your left side, but if God getsready to take you up,
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  • God knows how to take you up.
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  • Slap somebody, look at somebody,scream at somebody and tell 'em,
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  • I'm comin' up.
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  • They've been walking past me foryears, but I'm comin' up.
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  • They've been making fun of mefor years, but I'm comin' up.
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  • They've been ostracizing me,but I'm coming up.
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  • They've been talkin' about melike a dog, but I'm comin' up.
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  • I sat there and watched peoplewith less talent walk past me
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  • like I was a dog, but I stayedwhere I was and I kept
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  • on praying.
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  • I knew that weeping may endurefor a night, but joy is coming
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  • in the morning.
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  • Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock,it's morning in somebody's life
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  • and God is getting ready toraise you into a place that
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  • you've never been before.
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  • I came to prophesy promotionover your life.
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  • I came to prophesy promotionover your life because
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  • you didn't murmur,because you didn't complain,
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  • because you clapped forother people's successes,
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  • because you held your peace.
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  • God said, I have not forgottenyou, I'm gettin' ready to tap
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  • you on the shoulder and bringyou into another dimension.
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  • Who am I preaching to?
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  • I'm talking to somebody that Godis getting ready to take you out
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  • of your element.
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  • You're used to being in theback, you're comfortable
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  • with being in the back,it's normal to be in the back,
  • 00:17:00.335 --> 00:17:03.572
  • but God is getting ready to takeyou to the next level.
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  • Pack your bags, you're leaving.
  • 00:17:07.409 --> 00:17:10.913
  • I said pack your bags, you'releaving, you're going to the
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  • next level and God is gonnaraise you up in the presence of
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  • those who walked past you.
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  • The best part of promotion isthat God won't promote you
  • 00:17:24.359 --> 00:17:28.063
  • secretly, he's gonna promote youpublicly, right in the faces of
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  • all the people that said youweren't nothing, said you
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  • weren't going to ever benothing, said you weren't gonna
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  • ever have nothing.
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  • When God gets ready to raiseyou, he will raise you anyway.
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  • Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me,let me by, I'm getting ready
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  • to rise to another level.
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  • Oh, my God, my God, my God iscomin' out of the table talk
  • 00:17:58.193 --> 00:18:03.999
  • because you sat at the table andyou've been soaking in wisdom,
  • 00:18:04.032 --> 00:18:08.504
  • and you've been soaking inrevelation, and you've been
  • 00:18:08.537 --> 00:18:11.573
  • soaking in knowledge.
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  • God is getting ready to raiseyou up.
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  • Pack your bags, get your stufftogether, you can get ready
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  • to move.
  • 00:18:21.683 --> 00:18:23.752
  • Now when you move, you mustunderstand that a move up
  • 00:18:23.785 --> 00:18:29.658
  • for you will cause dissensionamongst those around you.
  • 00:18:29.691 --> 00:18:35.330
  • What Jesus is preparing themto understand is that
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  • of all the things that God hatesit is pride.
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  • I said, it's pride.
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  • He hates pride.
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  • He hates a proud look, he hatesa condescending attitude,
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  • he hates a self-righteousdisposition.
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  • What Jesus is trying to teachthe Pharisees, look at the
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  • teacher teaching the teacher,look at the rabbi teaching the
  • 00:19:04.726 --> 00:19:10.766
  • rabbis, look at the authorteaching the teachers.
  • 00:19:10.799 --> 00:19:15.804
  • He said, if you'll humbleyourself, in due time God will
  • 00:19:15.837 --> 00:19:21.643
  • exalt you, but if you exaltyourself, you got nowhere to go
  • 00:19:21.677 --> 00:19:27.416
  • but down here.
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  • God hates pride.
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  • We don't preach about it oftenbut God hates pride.
  • 00:19:32.287 --> 00:19:36.658
  • There are three things that arein the world, the lust of
  • 00:19:36.692 --> 00:19:39.628
  • the eye, the lust of the flesh,and the pride of life.
  • 00:19:39.661 --> 00:19:45.534
  • Almost any time you hearpreachers preaching, they're
  • 00:19:45.567 --> 00:19:48.637
  • always preaching about the lustof the flesh and the lust of the
  • 00:19:48.670 --> 00:19:52.741
  • eye, because those are thingsthat manifest themselves in
  • 00:19:52.774 --> 00:19:57.646
  • tangible ways.
  • 00:19:57.679 --> 00:19:59.615
  • But pride is invisible.
  • 00:19:59.648 --> 00:20:04.286
  • Pride can wear long dresses,pride can wear its hair in a
  • 00:20:04.319 --> 00:20:10.025
  • bun, pride can put on a Brionisuit, pride can hide in secret
  • 00:20:10.058 --> 00:20:16.565
  • places, pride does not announceitself, it's an attitude of
  • 00:20:16.598 --> 00:20:21.870
  • your heart.
  • 00:20:21.903 --> 00:20:23.238
  • And God said, if you don't getthat pride out of you I'm going
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  • to have to bring you down.
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  • Humble me, Lord, at your feet.
  • 00:20:30.012 --> 00:20:33.515
  • Humble me, Lord, at your feet.
  • 00:20:33.849 --> 00:20:37.486
  • Don't let me wear nothin' that'stoo good for me to humble myself
  • 00:20:37.519 --> 00:20:42.457
  • at your feet, don't let me drivenothin' that makes me so
  • 00:20:42.491 --> 00:20:47.396
  • high-minded that I stop humblingmyself at your feet.
  • 00:20:47.429 --> 00:20:52.334
  • God said, I'm gonna put you in anew job, but I still want you to
  • 00:20:52.367 --> 00:20:56.305
  • praise me like you did when youwere on unemployment.
  • 00:20:56.338 --> 00:20:59.508
  • I'm getting ready to raise youup but I want you to stay humble
  • 00:20:59.541 --> 00:21:04.746
  • in your spirit because pride issomething that God hates.
  • 00:21:04.780 --> 00:21:09.651
  • It's not just pride.
  • 00:21:09.685 --> 00:21:11.953
  • He said, I hate a proud look.
  • 00:21:11.987 --> 00:21:15.157
  • He said, I hate a proud look.
  • 00:21:16.858 --> 00:21:19.261
  • I don't even want you to looklike you're proud.
  • 00:21:19.294 --> 00:21:22.030
  • I want you to goout of your way.
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  • The higher I take ya, the morehumble I want you to be.
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  • The more I bless ya, the more Iwant you to bring yourself down.
  • 00:21:29.104 --> 00:21:34.009
  • The more I give you, the more Iwant you to get down at my feet
  • 00:21:34.042 --> 00:21:39.114
  • and humble yourself.
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  • This is a kind of a thing thatyou learn in table talk.
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  • This is not a sermon.
  • 00:21:46.288 --> 00:21:48.256
  • This is not Jesus preaching.
  • 00:21:48.290 --> 00:21:50.492
  • This is not the beatitude.
  • 00:21:50.525 --> 00:21:52.794
  • This is not the Mount of Olives.
  • 00:21:52.828 --> 00:21:54.896
  • This is not the Mount ofTransfiguration.
  • 00:21:54.930 --> 00:21:57.666
  • This is the kind of stuff youlearn when ya fellowship
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  • with Jesus.
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  • So tonight I want you to make ityour business to go out
  • 00:22:02.838 --> 00:22:06.441
  • to dinner with Jesus.
  • 00:22:06.475 --> 00:22:08.477
  • I know you go to church, but youneed to go to dinner with Jesus.
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  • My friends tell me I'm betterat the table that I am
  • 00:22:17.185 --> 00:22:21.590
  • at the pulpit.
  • 00:22:21.623 --> 00:22:22.958
  • There's something that happensat the table that's a completely
  • 00:22:22.991 --> 00:22:26.428
  • different anointing.
  • 00:22:26.461 --> 00:22:28.196
  • To all of you that onlyexperience Jesus on Sunday
  • 00:22:28.230 --> 00:22:32.634
  • morning, you're missing the bestpart of Jesus.
  • 00:22:32.667 --> 00:22:36.605
  • Until your sup with him and 'tilyou sit down with him, until you
  • 00:22:36.638 --> 00:22:42.377
  • include him on Monday, Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
  • 00:22:42.411 --> 00:22:48.450
  • Saturday, yeah, yeah, yeah.
  • 00:22:48.483 --> 00:22:54.689
  • You can't see him once a weekand get the kinds of things that
  • 00:22:54.723 --> 00:22:58.894
  • change your heart, it mightchange your habits, but it won't
  • 00:22:58.927 --> 00:23:03.064
  • change your heart.
  • 00:23:03.098 --> 00:23:04.599
  • It may make you break up withtheir girlfriend, but it won't
  • 00:23:04.633 --> 00:23:07.936
  • change your heart.
  • 00:23:07.969 --> 00:23:09.638
  • Humbleness is something thathappens in your heart.
  • 00:23:09.671 --> 00:23:14.209
  • Humbleness is where God dealswith your attitude.
  • 00:23:14.242 --> 00:23:18.079
  • Humbleness is how you seeyourself and the world
  • 00:23:18.113 --> 00:23:22.350
  • around you.
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  • And it all happenedat the table.
  • 00:23:23.718 --> 00:23:29.591
  • Have you been to the tablewith Jesus?
  • 00:23:29.624 --> 00:23:36.832
  • Have you ever sat down with him?
  • 00:23:36.865 --> 00:23:41.269
  • Have you allowed him to speakinto your life?
  • 00:23:41.303 --> 00:23:47.609
  • You see at the table that'sordinary stuff.
  • 00:23:47.642 --> 00:23:51.813
  • In the midst of everyday lifeGod wants a seat at the table.
  • 00:23:51.847 --> 00:23:58.453
  • He wants to invade your normal,to get into your every day.
  • 00:23:58.487 --> 00:24:06.995
  • He doesn't wanna be segregatedoff to an hour and a half
  • 00:24:07.028 --> 00:24:11.333
  • on Sunday morning.
  • 00:24:11.366 --> 00:24:14.069
  • He wants to getinto your normal life.
  • 00:24:14.102 --> 00:24:18.073
  • When was the last time Jesuscame up at your table?
  • 00:24:18.106 --> 00:24:23.945
  • When was the last time you droveto work just chatting
  • 00:24:23.979 --> 00:24:27.816
  • with Jesus?
  • 00:24:27.849 --> 00:24:29.885
  • When was the last time that hegot so in your conversation that
  • 00:24:29.918 --> 00:24:34.756
  • people know you were his?
  • 00:24:34.789 --> 00:24:38.560
  • In the course of a few hours atdinner he has shut the mouths of
  • 00:24:38.593 --> 00:24:45.600
  • the Pharisees, he has healed aman sick of palsy, he has taught
  • 00:24:45.634 --> 00:24:51.840
  • a class on humility, and theystill haven't served dessert.
  • 00:24:51.873 --> 00:25:01.049
  • My, my, my, my.
  • 00:25:01.082 --> 00:25:04.586
  • Oh, Lord.
  • 00:25:04.619 --> 00:25:07.055
  • Let us have a little talkwith Jesus.
  • 00:25:07.088 --> 00:25:11.927
  • Tell him all about our troubles.
  • 00:25:11.960 --> 00:25:15.163
  • ♪ He will hearthe faintest cry ♪
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