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February 25, 2016
1:25:50

Matt & Laurie Crouch host "Mega Fest" with Bishop T. D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Javen, John Gray, Pastor Charles Jenkins and music by Hillsong Worship and Javen

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  • - male announcer: From coast
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  • to coast, and around the world,
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  • it's time to praise the Lord!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • let every nation rejoice!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • with one mighty voice!
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  • - announcer: Welcome to
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  • the number one Christian network
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  • in all the world.
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  • Joining us for MegaFest
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  • in Dallas, Texas are--
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  • - Bishop T.D. Jakes: It's
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  • a wonderful thing to see
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  • people come this far just to
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  • praise and to magnify God.
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  • - Joyce Meyer: Really, when you
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  • get right down to it, what
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  • difference does it really make
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  • what we're doing as long as
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  • we're serving God?
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  • - Matt Crouch: We are straight
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  • out of Dallas.
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  • Right now, MegaFest
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • let every nation rejoice!
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  • Praise the Lord
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  • with one mighty voice!
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  • Praise the Lord!
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  • Praise the Lord!
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  • Praise...
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  • - Matt: First of all, we
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  • welcome the Trinity Broadcasting
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  • family to Super Bowl 50.
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  • No, wait, wait, wait, wait,
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  • wait, no.
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  • This is not Super Bowl 50.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: It's not
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  • Super Bowl 50.
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  • - Matt: It feels like
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  • Super Bowl 50.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: It does.
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  • - Matt: Brother Jakes,
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  • your thoughts this morning.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: I'm very
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  • excited.
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  • It's a wonderful thing to host
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  • so many people from around
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  • the world.
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  • are represented here from
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  • every walk of life imaginable,
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  • converging on our city to praise
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  • our God, to lift him up, to
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  • learn more about their faith,
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  • and to have fun with their
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  • families.
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  • - Matt: Okay.
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  • The very first thought of
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  • MegaFest, where did that touch
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  • this brain of yours?
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  • Give our audience around the
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  • world a little encouragement
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  • in regard to--this is changing
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  • this city, okay, so start there.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: You know,
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  • first of all, it is changing
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  • this city.
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  • And it's changing the city in
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  • a language that they understand.
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  • They cannot ignore the volume
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  • of believers converging down
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  • on this city.
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  • At a time when the secular media
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  • is suggesting that Christianity
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  • is becoming less and less
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  • relevant, this is a friendly
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  • reminder that, hey, we're
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  • still here, and we're strong,
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  • and we're powerful.
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  • So, that's a great thing to see.
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  • - Matt: Okay, the reason I
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  • equated this with to
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  • a Super Bowl is I've been
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  • to a Super Bowl.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Yes.
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  • - Matt: And the impact to just
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  • this geographical area, parking,
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  • we could hardly get near this
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  • place, Brother Jakes.
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  • And so, the thought that we were
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  • emerging into this atmosphere
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  • because of Jesus, okay,
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  • let me tell you something.
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  • First of all, congratulations.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Thank you.
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  • - Matt: Second of all, this is
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  • unbelievable.
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  • And your thoughts as we kick off
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  • this week of celebrating Jesus?
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  • - Bishop Jakes: You know, it's
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  • a wonderful thing to see people
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  • come this far just to praise and
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  • to magnify God.
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  • There's a different feeling.
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  • This is not a group of people
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  • you have to talk into praising
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  • God.
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  • They came to praise God, you
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  • know?
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  • And so, it's wonderful.
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  • The genesis of MegaFest was born
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  • from an idea that God gave me
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  • to bring woman thou art loosed
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  • and manpower together so that we
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  • could reach the youth.
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  • And so, we have components for
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  • young people, we have seminars
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  • for women and for men, and then
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  • we wrapped it around in
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  • festivals and fun and comedy
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  • shows so that the kids and the
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  • families would have a lot of
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  • things to do.
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  • - Matt: Okay, just so that the
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  • audience around the world knows
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  • that what this is is MegaFest,
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  • this isn't the Super Bowl, I
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  • know it looks like it, it feels
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  • like it, why don't we just pray
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  • right here, right now, and just
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  • let's welcome everybody.
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  • First of all, this is the
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  • "Praise the Lord" program.
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  • If you've been living under a
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  • rock somewhere, this is
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  • Brother T.D. Jakes.
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  • And this is an impacting thing,
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  • but let's not talk about prayer.
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  • Let's just welcome the presence
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  • of the Holy Spirit here in the
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  • midst of chaos meets
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  • awesomeness.
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  • - Bishop Jakes: Right, right,
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  • let's do it.
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  • Father up under the open
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  • heavens, we bow our heads and
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  • pray.
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  • We thank you for being the God
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  • of the universe.
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  • There is nothing too hard for
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  • you.
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  • And as we pray today, we pray
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  • for believers around the world.
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  • We know that everybody cannot be
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  • here, but Lord, let some of this
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  • presence and some of this
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  • enthusiasm and some of this
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  • passion for you reach them
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  • wherever they are in the world.
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  • I pray, God, that souls would be
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  • saved, that lives would be
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  • changed, that people would be
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  • restored as they experience
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  • MegaFest through
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  • Trinity Broadcasting Network.
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  • Thank you for TBN.
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  • Thank you for the Crouch family,
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  • the vision that you gave them.
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  • They are reaching the world for
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  • Jesus Christ.
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  • And thank you for the
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  • opportunity to bring MegaFest
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  • right into peoples' living room
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  • because of this mighty
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  • instrument.
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  • Bless and heal and deliver
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  • in a supernatural way,
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  • in Jesus' name, amen.
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  • - Matt: They're waiting for you
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  • to go throw the first pitch.
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  • Do the first kickoff, go do
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  • something.
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  • All these pieces
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  • broken and scattered,
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  • mended and whole.
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  • Empty handed,
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  • but not forsaken,
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  • I've been set free,
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  • I've been set free.
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  • Amazing grace,
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  • how sweet the sound
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  • that saved a wretch like me.
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  • I once was lost,
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  • but now I'm found,
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  • was blind but now I see.
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  • Oh, I can see you now.
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  • Oh, I can see the love
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  • in your eyes.
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  • Laying yourself down,
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  • raising up the broken
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  • You take our failures,
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  • you take our weakness,
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  • you set your treasure
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  • in jars of clay.
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  • So take this heart, Lord,
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  • c'mon, I'll be your vessel,
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  • the world to see
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  • your love in me.
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  • Yeah, amazing grace,
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  • how sweet the sound
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  • that saved a wretch like me.
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  • I once was lost,
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  • but now I'm found,
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  • was blind but now I see.
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  • Oh I can see you now.
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  • Oh, I can see the love
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  • in your eyes.
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  • Laying yourself down,
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  • raising up the broken
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • [music]
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  • Come on, we sing.
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  • Amazing grace,
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  • how sweet the sound
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  • that saved a wretch like me.
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  • Oh, I once was lost,
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  • but now I'm found,
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  • was blind but now I see.
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  • Oh, amazing.
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  • Amazing grace,
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  • how sweet the sound
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  • that saved a wretch like me.
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  • I once was lost,
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  • but now I am found,
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  • was blind but now I see.
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  • - Matt: The idea that I have
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  • now been witnessing the--kind of
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  • the chaos and Jesus, I think
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  • that means kairos.
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  • And so, you're around us a lot.
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  • So, Javen, first of all, welcome
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  • to Dallas, and thanks for being
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  • here with us.
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  • And I want your thoughts on--but
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  • this is like being at
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  • a Super Bowl.
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  • - Javen Campbell: Correct.
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  • thoughts this morning?
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  • - Javen: Well, it's just
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  • amazing to watch.
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  • You know, sometimes you may
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  • think that evil is having
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  • an impact on our world and on
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  • our generation and on our
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  • young people.
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  • But then you come to something
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  • God is still powerful,
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  • that Christ is still famous,
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  • and that the anointing is still
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  • effective.
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  • And so, you know, pulling up
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  • here, you know, we knew we had
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  • to come here.
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  • And you know it's MegaFest, you
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  • know it's Bishop Jakes, but
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  • there's something different
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  • about when you pull up here, and
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  • cops are everywhere, and traffic
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  • is stopped, and you start
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  • looking around, and you see
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  • so many familiar faces.
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  • The other thing I've noticed
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  • here today is a lot of the
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  • celebrities and the political
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  • figures, and just people of
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  • influence that are saying,
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  • "Yeah, we want to be a part.
  • 00:11:51.030 --> 00:11:52.080
  • And yeah, we're coming out of
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  • the closet, so to speak, and
  • 00:11:53.120 --> 00:11:54.210
  • letting the world know that
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  • we are Jesus people,
  • 00:11:56.160 --> 00:11:58.080
  • we are followers of Christ,
  • 00:11:58.080 --> 00:11:59.260
  • and that we're here to praise."
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  • - Matt: Or at least we can't
  • 00:12:01.100 --> 00:12:02.030
  • ignore him anymore.
  • 00:12:02.030 --> 00:12:03.010
  • We can't ignore the impact.
  • 00:12:03.010 --> 00:12:05.150
  • So, the city officials that are
  • 00:12:05.210 --> 00:12:08.210
  • here, and all of the--all of
  • 00:12:08.210 --> 00:12:10.030
  • this, you know, what we're
  • 00:12:10.030 --> 00:12:12.000
  • experiencing here, you can't
  • 00:12:12.000 --> 00:12:13.180
  • ignore MegaFest.
  • 00:12:13.180 --> 00:12:15.110
  • You can't ignore what's going
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  • on.
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  • But for those that can't be
  • 00:12:18.090 --> 00:12:20.060
  • here, we welcome you by way of
  • 00:12:20.060 --> 00:12:21.270
  • television, satellites, or
  • 00:12:21.270 --> 00:12:24.000
  • connecting us around the world.
  • 00:12:24.000 --> 00:12:26.060
  • So, Javen, a word for the
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  • people.
  • 00:12:27.120 --> 00:12:28.090
  • Look, they'd love to be here.
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  • Now that they see what's going
  • 00:12:30.100 --> 00:12:32.030
  • on, they're, "Oh man, man,
  • 00:12:32.030 --> 00:12:33.220
  • I wish I was here."
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  • But a word, a word to the world,
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  • and just give them something
  • 00:12:37.000 --> 00:12:38.120
  • right now.
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  • Let's not just talk about Jesus,
  • 00:12:40.010 --> 00:12:40.250
  • let's do him for a minute.
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  • - Javen: Well, here's the first
  • 00:12:42.100 --> 00:12:43.050
  • thing I want to say before even
  • 00:12:43.050 --> 00:12:44.080
  • getting into all that.
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  • The reason why you're able to
  • 00:12:45.080 --> 00:12:47.070
  • experience this is because of
  • 00:12:47.070 --> 00:12:48.250
  • the partners and the people that
  • 00:12:48.250 --> 00:12:49.290
  • are out there that help make TBN
  • 00:12:49.290 --> 00:12:51.180
  • do what it do.
  • 00:12:51.180 --> 00:12:54.040
  • You know, you may not physically
  • 00:12:54.040 --> 00:12:55.220
  • be able--I think about my
  • 00:12:55.220 --> 00:12:56.260
  • 80-something year old mother
  • 00:12:56.260 --> 00:12:58.010
  • right now that's probably
  • 00:12:58.010 --> 00:12:59.050
  • watching because she watches
  • 00:12:59.050 --> 00:13:00.100
  • only TBN.
  • 00:13:00.100 --> 00:13:01.210
  • You may not physically be able
  • 00:13:01.210 --> 00:13:03.090
  • to come to Dallas, you may not
  • 00:13:03.090 --> 00:13:04.250
  • be able to physically--and you
  • 00:13:04.250 --> 00:13:05.250
  • don't want to do it anyway, to
  • 00:13:05.250 --> 00:13:06.160
  • be honest with you, with some of
  • 00:13:06.160 --> 00:13:07.120
  • this, unless you're famous or
  • 00:13:07.120 --> 00:13:10.070
  • something.
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  • - Matt: Unless you've got some
  • 00:13:11.120 --> 00:13:12.200
  • stamina, watch it on TV.
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  • - Javen: I almost didn't get
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  • in.
  • 00:13:16.120 --> 00:13:17.000
  • Yeah, but anyways.
  • 00:13:17.000 --> 00:13:19.120
  • But with TBN, you are able to
  • 00:13:19.120 --> 00:13:20.270
  • get it right there in the
  • 00:13:20.270 --> 00:13:21.250
  • comfort of your own home, and
  • 00:13:21.250 --> 00:13:22.290
  • that's extremely important.
  • 00:13:22.290 --> 00:13:24.080
  • And I don't know what you may be
  • 00:13:24.080 --> 00:13:25.080
  • facing right now, I don't know
  • 00:13:25.080 --> 00:13:26.180
  • what you may be going through,
  • 00:13:26.180 --> 00:13:27.250
  • but my friend, I want you to be
  • 00:13:27.250 --> 00:13:29.050
  • absolutely encouraged to know
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  • that you have people around the
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  • world that are praying with you.
  • 00:13:32.170 --> 00:13:34.010
  • The Bible says, "Where two or
  • 00:13:34.010 --> 00:13:35.160
  • three come together, I'll be in
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  • the midst."
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  • And we just come in agreement
  • 00:13:37.180 --> 00:13:38.170
  • with you right now wherever you
  • 00:13:38.170 --> 00:13:39.150
  • are.
  • 00:13:39.150 --> 00:13:40.190
  • Sometimes, it doesn't matter
  • 00:13:40.190 --> 00:13:42.040
  • about all this.
  • 00:13:42.040 --> 00:13:43.040
  • It matters about what you're
  • 00:13:43.040 --> 00:13:44.120
  • facing.
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  • And whatever you're facing right
  • 00:13:45.020 --> 00:13:46.060
  • now today, my friend, I want you
  • 00:13:46.060 --> 00:13:47.130
  • to know that God can heal you,
  • 00:13:47.130 --> 00:13:48.250
  • God can deliver you, God can
  • 00:13:48.250 --> 00:13:50.270
  • make a way out, an escape.
  • 00:13:50.270 --> 00:13:52.260
  • I'm praying for your child
  • 00:13:52.260 --> 00:13:54.050
  • right now.
  • 00:13:54.050 --> 00:13:54.250
  • I'm praying for that grandchild
  • 00:13:54.250 --> 00:13:56.110
  • right now.
  • 00:13:56.110 --> 00:13:57.060
  • I'm praying for that family
  • 00:13:57.060 --> 00:13:58.170
  • member that's in jail.
  • 00:13:58.170 --> 00:13:59.270
  • And it does seem hopeless.
  • 00:13:59.270 --> 00:14:01.160
  • We're believing God for the
  • 00:14:01.160 --> 00:14:03.050
  • legal matters.
  • 00:14:03.050 --> 00:14:04.150
  • We're praying for favor in that
  • 00:14:04.150 --> 00:14:05.190
  • legal issue that you're facing.
  • 00:14:05.190 --> 00:14:07.010
  • And we know God is going to work
  • 00:14:07.010 --> 00:14:08.080
  • a miracle.
  • 00:14:08.080 --> 00:14:09.090
  • God is still in the
  • 00:14:09.090 --> 00:14:10.090
  • miracle-working business, and
  • 00:14:10.090 --> 00:14:11.230
  • you can feel his anointing here.
  • 00:14:11.230 --> 00:14:12.210
  • Be blessed.
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  • - Matt: Beautiful.
  • 00:14:13.180 --> 00:14:14.080
  • Well, as you see, Brother Jakes
  • 00:14:14.080 --> 00:14:16.100
  • and Mrs. Jakes are making
  • 00:14:16.100 --> 00:14:18.250
  • their way.
  • 00:14:18.250 --> 00:14:20.040
  • - Javen: To the stage, I
  • 00:14:20.040 --> 00:14:20.270
  • believe.
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  • - Matt: That obviously
  • 00:14:21.140 --> 00:14:22.020
  • signaling that MegaFest is
  • 00:14:22.020 --> 00:14:24.080
  • under way.
  • 00:14:24.080 --> 00:14:25.200
  • They're headed into the arena.
  • 00:14:25.200 --> 00:14:27.020
  • They're headed into the--
  • 00:14:27.020 --> 00:14:28.150
  • - Javen: It's about to pop off.
  • 00:14:28.150 --> 00:14:30.270
  • - Matt: It is going.
  • 00:14:30.270 --> 00:14:31.230
  • And we are right here, TBN.
  • 00:14:31.230 --> 00:14:33.110
  • Partners, thank you for
  • 00:14:33.110 --> 00:14:35.040
  • being with us for 42 years.
  • 00:14:35.040 --> 00:14:37.210
  • This kind of content is what
  • 00:14:37.210 --> 00:14:40.160
  • we know changes lives.
  • 00:14:40.160 --> 00:14:43.160
  • We are straight out of Dallas.
  • 00:14:43.160 --> 00:14:45.260
  • Right now, MegaFest is underway.
  • 00:14:46.020 --> 00:14:49.020
  • You're watching the "Praise the
  • 00:14:49.020 --> 00:14:50.130
  • Laying yourself down,
  • 00:15:05.000 --> 00:15:08.000
  • raising up the broken
  • 00:15:09.030 --> 00:15:12.030
  • to life.
  • 00:15:15.100 --> 00:15:18.100
  • - male: Come on, if you love
  • 00:15:18.100 --> 00:15:19.020
  • Jesus in this place, would you
  • 00:15:19.020 --> 00:15:19.290
  • give him a shout of praise?
  • 00:15:19.290 --> 00:15:22.210
  • Come on, if you love Jesus
  • 00:15:22.210 --> 00:15:23.250
  • in this place, would you give
  • 00:15:23.250 --> 00:15:24.240
  • him a shout of praise?
  • 00:15:27.100 --> 00:15:30.100
  • We gather tonight
  • 00:15:30.100 --> 00:15:31.280
  • under one name.
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  • We gather tonight
  • 00:15:32.220 --> 00:15:33.160
  • under the name of Jesus.
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  • I don't believe anybody's here
  • 00:15:35.270 --> 00:15:37.070
  • by accident tonight.
  • 00:15:37.070 --> 00:15:39.200
  • I believe we've got some
  • 00:15:39.200 --> 00:15:41.040
  • business to do with God.
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  • He's got some business to do
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  • with us.
  • 00:15:44.070 --> 00:15:46.000
  • So, in your seat, wherever you
  • 00:15:46.000 --> 00:15:47.270
  • are, would you consider God's
  • 00:15:47.270 --> 00:15:50.130
  • amazing grace in your life?
  • 00:15:50.130 --> 00:15:52.210
  • Would you lift your hearts
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  • and sing?
  • 00:15:53.240 --> 00:15:55.020
  • Would you lift your voice,
  • 00:15:55.020 --> 00:15:57.030
  • singing gratitude?
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  • Consider his amazing grace
  • 00:15:59.070 --> 00:16:01.170
  • in your life.
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  • Amazing, amazing grace,
  • 00:16:11.050 --> 00:16:14.050
  • how sweet the sound
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  • that saved a wretch like me.
  • 00:16:21.060 --> 00:16:24.060
  • I once was lost,
  • 00:16:24.260 --> 00:16:27.260
  • but now I'm found,
  • 00:16:28.180 --> 00:16:31.180
  • was blind but now I see.
  • 00:16:33.050 --> 00:16:36.050
  • Amazing grace,
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  • Amazing grace,
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  • how sweet the sound
  • 00:16:42.020 --> 00:16:45.020
  • that saved a wretch like me.
  • 00:16:48.130 --> 00:16:51.130
  • I once was lost,
  • 00:16:52.000 --> 00:16:55.000
  • but now I'm found,
  • 00:16:55.130 --> 00:16:58.130
  • was blind but now I see.
  • 00:17:01.140 --> 00:17:04.140
  • Oh, I can see you now.
  • 00:17:07.030 --> 00:17:10.030
  • Oh, I can see the love
  • 00:17:10.270 --> 00:17:13.270
  • in your eyes.
  • 00:17:14.220 --> 00:17:17.220
  • Laying yourself down,
  • 00:17:21.080 --> 00:17:24.080
  • raising up the broken
  • 00:17:25.030 --> 00:17:28.030
  • to life.
  • 00:17:28.030 --> 00:17:30.070
  • Come on, sing it out,
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  • amazing grace.
  • 00:17:31.140 --> 00:17:33.130
  • Amazing grace,
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  • how sweet the sound
  • 00:17:36.080 --> 00:17:39.080
  • that saved a wretch like me.
  • 00:17:42.280 --> 00:17:45.280
  • I once was lost,
  • 00:17:46.150 --> 00:17:49.150
  • but now I'm found,
  • 00:17:50.050 --> 00:17:53.050
  • was blind but now I see.
  • 00:17:56.160 --> 00:17:59.160
  • Amazing grace,
  • 00:18:00.080 --> 00:18:03.080
  • how sweet the sound
  • 00:18:03.190 --> 00:18:06.190
  • that saved a wretch like me.
  • 00:18:10.140 --> 00:18:13.140
  • I once was lost,
  • 00:18:13.260 --> 00:18:16.260
  • but now I'm found,
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  • [music]
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  • We are here in Dallas, Texas.
  • 00:18:50.070 --> 00:18:51.200
  • family, we're so grateful
  • 00:18:54.190 --> 00:18:55.190
  • that you're a part of this.
  • 00:18:55.190 --> 00:18:56.180
  • Listen, this is one of the most
  • 00:18:56.180 --> 00:18:58.050
  • significant moves of God.
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  • Some people could call it a
  • 00:18:59.140 --> 00:19:01.100
  • revival.
  • 00:19:01.100 --> 00:19:02.080
  • Something is stirring in the
  • 00:19:02.080 --> 00:19:03.170
  • atmosphere that people are going
  • 00:19:03.170 --> 00:19:05.040
  • to take home with them, so much
  • 00:19:05.040 --> 00:19:06.030
  • so that we want to share it with
  • 00:19:06.030 --> 00:19:07.280
  • you.
  • 00:19:07.280 --> 00:19:08.260
  • Again, to all of our TBN
  • 00:19:08.260 --> 00:19:09.290
  • partners, we want to thank you
  • 00:19:09.290 --> 00:19:11.040
  • for making this possible with
  • 00:19:11.040 --> 00:19:12.260
  • your kindness and your
  • 00:19:12.260 --> 00:19:14.120
  • donations, which allow us to
  • 00:19:14.120 --> 00:19:15.260
  • take this to over 160 countries
  • 00:19:15.260 --> 00:19:18.070
  • around the world.
  • 00:19:18.070 --> 00:19:20.010
  • But right now, we're going to
  • 00:19:20.010 --> 00:19:21.110
  • take you to another session.
  • 00:19:21.110 --> 00:19:22.140
  • You just catch your breath.
  • 00:19:22.140 --> 00:19:24.110
  • Text somebody.
  • 00:19:24.110 --> 00:19:26.030
  • Call them right now, "Baby, you
  • 00:19:26.030 --> 00:19:28.020
  • need to turn on TBN because I
  • 00:19:28.020 --> 00:19:29.160
  • just can't even.
  • 00:19:29.160 --> 00:19:30.240
  • I done fainted three times.
  • 00:19:30.240 --> 00:19:31.270
  • I'm glad I taped it because I
  • 00:19:31.270 --> 00:19:33.050
  • know I missed something."
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  • You want to be a part of what
  • 00:19:34.280 --> 00:19:36.120
  • God is doing.
  • 00:19:36.120 --> 00:19:37.100
  • So, we gone over here, now we're
  • 00:19:37.100 --> 00:19:39.190
  • getting ready to take you on the
  • 00:19:39.190 --> 00:19:40.150
  • other side, and let's see what
  • 00:19:40.150 --> 00:19:41.290
  • God is doing.
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  • - Matt: MegaFest, okay,
  • 00:19:50.120 --> 00:19:51.010
  • now friend, help me.
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  • - Javen: This is Pastor Charles
  • 00:19:52.280 --> 00:19:54.200
  • Jenkins from Chicago, Illinois.
  • 00:19:54.200 --> 00:19:56.260
  • Hit songs, hit music, great
  • 00:19:56.260 --> 00:19:58.180
  • pastor.
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  • - Matt: Okay.
  • 00:19:59.220 --> 00:20:00.110
  • Guys, come in here.
  • 00:20:00.110 --> 00:20:01.170
  • My boys, come in here real
  • 00:20:01.170 --> 00:20:02.290
  • quick, come here, run it,
  • 00:20:02.290 --> 00:20:04.030
  • run it.
  • 00:20:04.030 --> 00:20:05.150
  • Ready, three, two, one, go.
  • 00:20:05.150 --> 00:20:07.010
  • And do it, keep doing it, go,
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  • go.
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  • Okay, okay.
  • 00:20:08.220 --> 00:20:09.250
  • First of all, we want to do the
  • 00:20:09.250 --> 00:20:12.190
  • interview like this.
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  • Welcome to MegaFest 2015.
  • 00:20:14.290 --> 00:20:17.290
  • Okay, my brother has the winner
  • 00:20:17.290 --> 00:20:20.180
  • right here.
  • 00:20:20.180 --> 00:20:21.250
  • Okay, all right, all right,
  • 00:20:21.250 --> 00:20:22.290
  • thanks guys, all right.
  • 00:20:22.290 --> 00:20:23.260
  • - Javen: Sorry about that.
  • 00:20:23.260 --> 00:20:25.070
  • - Charles Jenkins: No, it's all
  • 00:20:25.070 --> 00:20:25.290
  • love, man.
  • 00:20:25.290 --> 00:20:26.200
  • - Matt: Yeah, I apologize for
  • 00:20:26.200 --> 00:20:27.110
  • that.
  • 00:20:27.110 --> 00:20:27.290
  • - Charles: It's all love, it's
  • 00:20:27.290 --> 00:20:28.210
  • all love.
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  • - Matt: Okay.
  • 00:20:29.150 --> 00:20:30.040
  • Preach some Jesus to us now.
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  • You got the right style, and go.
  • 00:20:31.030 --> 00:20:32.180
  • Come on now.
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  • - Javen: That new song, that
  • 00:20:33.270 --> 00:20:35.080
  • new song that you got out right
  • 00:20:35.080 --> 00:20:36.200
  • now, the single, what is it
  • 00:20:36.200 --> 00:20:37.220
  • called?
  • 00:20:37.220 --> 00:20:38.240
  • - Charles: It's called "War."
  • 00:20:38.240 --> 00:20:39.220
  • - Javen: Talk about that for a
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  • sec.
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  • - Charles: You know, it's
  • 00:20:41.050 --> 00:20:41.250
  • really exciting to watch it
  • 00:20:41.250 --> 00:20:42.210
  • spread around the world.
  • 00:20:42.210 --> 00:20:43.170
  • It's number one on Billboard
  • 00:20:43.170 --> 00:20:44.090
  • right now.
  • 00:20:44.090 --> 00:20:45.040
  • And to watch people adopt it as
  • 00:20:45.270 --> 00:20:48.270
  • their theme song as people fight
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  • through chemotherapy, and fight
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  • for their marriage, and fight
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  • for their children, and fight
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  • for their finances, and fight
  • 00:20:55.260 --> 00:20:57.040
  • for their businesses, focus,
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  • future, faith, everybody's
  • 00:20:58.130 --> 00:20:59.230
  • fighting somewhere.
  • 00:20:59.230 --> 00:21:01.070
  • You know, the whole idea is
  • 00:21:01.070 --> 00:21:03.070
  • whatever you're fighting for,
  • 00:21:03.070 --> 00:21:04.240
  • the weapons of our warfare are
  • 00:21:04.240 --> 00:21:05.290
  • not carnal, but mighty to the
  • 00:21:05.290 --> 00:21:07.040
  • pulling down of strongholds.
  • 00:21:07.040 --> 00:21:08.220
  • God invites us to be strong.
  • 00:21:08.220 --> 00:21:10.020
  • Sometimes, we want to fall down,
  • 00:21:10.020 --> 00:21:11.230
  • break down, go down, but God
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  • says we got to bear down and
  • 00:21:13.180 --> 00:21:16.070
  • know that when life swings at
  • 00:21:16.070 --> 00:21:18.060
  • us, we got to swing back with
  • 00:21:18.060 --> 00:21:19.270
  • prayer, with worship, with God's
  • 00:21:19.270 --> 00:21:21.180
  • word.
  • 00:21:21.180 --> 00:21:22.080
  • And that's what the song does.
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  • - Matt: Okay.
  • 00:21:23.060 --> 00:21:24.120
  • I haven't heard the song, so
  • 00:21:24.120 --> 00:21:25.030
  • sing a little bit of it.
  • 00:21:25.030 --> 00:21:26.000
  • Let me--let me hear it.
  • 00:21:26.000 --> 00:21:26.250
  • - Javen: Well, I can't sing it,
  • 00:21:26.250 --> 00:21:28.220
  • it's his song.
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  • - Matt: Okay.
  • 00:21:29.170 --> 00:21:30.160
  • - Charles: A cappella, come on.
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  • I got joy in my soul,
  • 00:21:31.120 --> 00:21:33.110
  • God is in control.
  • 00:21:33.110 --> 00:21:36.110
  • I got Satan on my trail,
  • 00:21:36.110 --> 00:21:37.280
  • but I'm singing all is well.
  • 00:21:37.280 --> 00:21:40.190
  • He's attacking every day but
  • 00:21:40.190 --> 00:21:43.020
  • I'm watching while I pray.
  • 00:21:43.020 --> 00:21:45.120
  • No matter the attack,
  • 00:21:45.120 --> 00:21:47.040
  • I won't turn back
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  • 'cause this means war.
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  • - Javen: I know that part.
  • 00:21:50.220 --> 00:21:51.190
  • Awesome.
  • 00:21:51.190 --> 00:21:53.100
  • Hey, what was the first song?
  • 00:21:53.100 --> 00:21:54.290
  • You wrote a song--now, you're a
  • 00:21:54.290 --> 00:21:57.120
  • senior pastor, I mean, running a
  • 00:21:57.120 --> 00:21:59.030
  • full-time church, and you write
  • 00:21:59.030 --> 00:22:00.210
  • this song with the church choir,
  • 00:22:00.210 --> 00:22:03.090
  • right?
  • 00:22:03.090 --> 00:22:03.280
  • And it goes number one.
  • 00:22:03.280 --> 00:22:05.190
  • What's the name of that song?
  • 00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:07.120
  • My God is awesome
  • 00:22:08.000 --> 00:22:11.000
  • He can move mountains,
  • 00:22:11.210 --> 00:22:14.210
  • keep me in the valley,
  • 00:22:15.050 --> 00:22:18.050
  • hide me from the rain.
  • 00:22:19.050 --> 00:22:22.050
  • - Javen: That song, oh my God,
  • 00:22:22.050 --> 00:22:23.200
  • listen, that song was sung in
  • 00:22:23.200 --> 00:22:25.170
  • every church, I believe, in
  • 00:22:25.170 --> 00:22:27.080
  • America.
  • 00:22:27.080 --> 00:22:28.190
  • What does worship mean to you?
  • 00:22:28.190 --> 00:22:30.240
  • What does being at MegaFest and
  • 00:22:30.240 --> 00:22:32.070
  • seeing all of these people do
  • 00:22:32.070 --> 00:22:34.060
  • what they do, you're both a
  • 00:22:34.060 --> 00:22:35.140
  • pastor, a speaker, as well as a
  • 00:22:35.140 --> 00:22:36.270
  • songwriter.
  • 00:22:36.270 --> 00:22:37.250
  • What does worship, what does
  • 00:22:37.250 --> 00:22:39.090
  • this coming together, the
  • 00:22:39.090 --> 00:22:40.100
  • experience of worship, the
  • 00:22:40.100 --> 00:22:41.170
  • anointing of God, what is that
  • 00:22:41.170 --> 00:22:42.140
  • all about?
  • 00:22:42.140 --> 00:22:43.120
  • I've been to your church, and oh
  • 00:22:43.120 --> 00:22:44.070
  • my God, y'all go down.
  • 00:22:44.070 --> 00:22:46.070
  • Your church go in, yeah.
  • 00:22:46.070 --> 00:22:47.020
  • Y'all go in.
  • 00:22:47.020 --> 00:22:49.220
  • - Charles: Well, I think the
  • 00:22:49.220 --> 00:22:51.180
  • word "worship" is a celebration
  • 00:22:51.180 --> 00:22:53.220
  • of God's worth, acknowledging
  • 00:22:53.220 --> 00:22:55.220
  • his worth.
  • 00:22:55.220 --> 00:22:56.290
  • And so, I think that as we're
  • 00:22:56.290 --> 00:22:58.190
  • here at MegaFest, it's a
  • 00:22:58.190 --> 00:23:00.030
  • massive, monstrous celebration
  • 00:23:00.250 --> 00:23:03.250
  • of God's worth.
  • 00:23:03.250 --> 00:23:05.100
  • Tens of thousands of people all
  • 00:23:05.100 --> 00:23:06.220
  • together at the same time,
  • 00:23:06.220 --> 00:23:08.180
  • celebrating a God who is awesome
  • 00:23:08.180 --> 00:23:11.010
  • at every level and every way.
  • 00:23:11.010 --> 00:23:12.050
  • And I think at the same time,
  • 00:23:12.050 --> 00:23:13.260
  • while we reach up, at the same
  • 00:23:13.280 --> 00:23:16.280
  • time we reach out horizontally
  • 00:23:16.280 --> 00:23:18.190
  • in relationships, and together
  • 00:23:18.190 --> 00:23:20.180
  • we inspire and encourage, uplift
  • 00:23:20.180 --> 00:23:21.280
  • each other, and so it's an
  • 00:23:21.280 --> 00:23:23.150
  • amazing celebration.
  • 00:23:23.150 --> 00:23:24.230
  • - Matt: Your number one song,
  • 00:23:24.230 --> 00:23:25.240
  • take that theme, look into that
  • 00:23:25.240 --> 00:23:28.140
  • camera.
  • 00:23:28.140 --> 00:23:29.120
  • There's people in Africa
  • 00:23:29.120 --> 00:23:30.090
  • watching right now, Europe,
  • 00:23:30.090 --> 00:23:32.040
  • Asia, Indonesia.
  • 00:23:32.040 --> 00:23:34.090
  • They need a word, they need
  • 00:23:34.090 --> 00:23:35.290
  • something.
  • 00:23:35.290 --> 00:23:37.140
  • We're catching people in the
  • 00:23:37.140 --> 00:23:38.130
  • hallway in between the two big
  • 00:23:38.130 --> 00:23:39.220
  • arenas here, and you know what?
  • 00:23:39.220 --> 00:23:41.170
  • TBN's around the world.
  • 00:23:41.170 --> 00:23:43.280
  • Pastor, just into that camera,
  • 00:23:43.280 --> 00:23:45.190
  • love on the folk, pray for them,
  • 00:23:45.190 --> 00:23:47.010
  • whatever you want to do.
  • 00:23:47.010 --> 00:23:48.000
  • Come on now.
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  • - Charles: Sure.
  • 00:23:48.280 --> 00:23:49.170
  • So, the song that God has given
  • 00:23:49.170 --> 00:23:51.110
  • me, "War," it's a reminder of
  • 00:23:51.110 --> 00:23:53.170
  • the strength of God that we all
  • 00:23:53.170 --> 00:23:55.200
  • have access to.
  • 00:23:55.200 --> 00:23:56.260
  • And this whole idea, there's a
  • 00:23:56.260 --> 00:23:58.130
  • line in the song where I say,
  • 00:23:58.130 --> 00:23:59.170
  • "You can't have my family, you
  • 00:23:59.170 --> 00:24:00.240
  • can't have my increase, you
  • 00:24:00.240 --> 00:24:02.080
  • can't have my breakthrough."
  • 00:24:02.080 --> 00:24:03.210
  • And the whole idea is what it
  • 00:24:03.210 --> 00:24:05.160
  • means to fight for everything
  • 00:24:05.160 --> 00:24:07.080
  • good God has given you.
  • 00:24:07.080 --> 00:24:09.000
  • Everything good God wants you
  • 00:24:09.000 --> 00:24:11.080
  • to have, the enemy has come
  • 00:24:11.080 --> 00:24:13.030
  • to steal, kill, and destroy.
  • 00:24:13.030 --> 00:24:14.180
  • But you got to fight for it, and
  • 00:24:14.180 --> 00:24:16.130
  • not fall down, not go down, but
  • 00:24:16.130 --> 00:24:18.210
  • say, "You know what?
  • 00:24:18.210 --> 00:24:19.210
  • I'm not going to lose right
  • 00:24:19.210 --> 00:24:20.180
  • here.
  • 00:24:20.180 --> 00:24:21.120
  • I'm 'a get victory right here.
  • 00:24:21.120 --> 00:24:22.100
  • I can do all things through
  • 00:24:22.100 --> 00:24:23.150
  • Christ who gives me
  • 00:24:23.150 --> 00:24:24.170
  • the strength."
  • 00:24:24.170 --> 00:24:25.140
  • Wherever your battle is,
  • 00:24:25.140 --> 00:24:26.240
  • whatever you're fighting for,
  • 00:24:26.240 --> 00:24:28.020
  • wherever you're fighting, know
  • 00:24:28.020 --> 00:24:29.230
  • that God is able to keep you,
  • 00:24:29.230 --> 00:24:32.050
  • sustain you, deliver you, and
  • 00:24:32.050 --> 00:24:34.080
  • get you to a place of victory
  • 00:24:34.080 --> 00:24:36.070
  • that you might not have even
  • 00:24:36.070 --> 00:24:37.280
  • ever perceived.
  • 00:24:37.280 --> 00:24:38.270
  • Father, thanks so much
  • 00:24:38.270 --> 00:24:39.270
  • for my brother, for my sister.
  • 00:24:39.270 --> 00:24:41.140
  • Somebody's in a fight for their
  • 00:24:41.140 --> 00:24:43.100
  • focus, somebody's in a fight for
  • 00:24:43.100 --> 00:24:44.200
  • their faith, somebody's in
  • 00:24:44.200 --> 00:24:46.070
  • a fight for their families,
  • 00:24:46.070 --> 00:24:47.070
  • somebody's in a fight
  • 00:24:47.070 --> 00:24:48.140
  • for their future.
  • 00:24:48.140 --> 00:24:49.180
  • Somebody's in a fight for their
  • 00:24:49.180 --> 00:24:50.110
  • sanity, for clarity.
  • 00:24:50.110 --> 00:24:52.030
  • Somebody's in a fight for
  • 00:24:52.030 --> 00:24:53.090
  • healing.
  • 00:24:53.090 --> 00:24:54.050
  • Wherever my brother, my sister
  • 00:24:54.050 --> 00:24:55.150
  • is fighting right now, we thank
  • 00:24:55.150 --> 00:24:57.070
  • you that you are able to do
  • 00:24:57.070 --> 00:24:58.110
  • exceedingly, abundantly
  • 00:24:58.110 --> 00:24:59.170
  • above all we can ask or think.
  • 00:24:59.170 --> 00:25:00.280
  • We thank you that no weapon
  • 00:25:00.280 --> 00:25:02.050
  • formed against us shall be able
  • 00:25:02.050 --> 00:25:03.180
  • to prosper.
  • 00:25:03.180 --> 00:25:04.170
  • We thank you that your grace
  • 00:25:04.170 --> 00:25:05.290
  • is sufficient.
  • 00:25:05.290 --> 00:25:06.210
  • We thank you, Father,
  • 00:25:06.210 --> 00:25:08.070
  • for your power.
  • 00:25:08.070 --> 00:25:09.000
  • Your super, place it on my
  • 00:25:09.000 --> 00:25:10.120
  • brother's natural,
  • 00:25:10.120 --> 00:25:11.180
  • my sister's natural.
  • 00:25:11.180 --> 00:25:13.000
  • Move on their behalf,
  • 00:25:13.000 --> 00:25:14.040
  • and supernaturally guide them
  • 00:25:14.040 --> 00:25:15.190
  • to a place of victory.
  • 00:25:15.190 --> 00:25:16.280
  • We thank you for it in Jesus'
  • 00:25:16.280 --> 00:25:18.180
  • name, amen, amen.
  • 00:25:18.180 --> 00:25:20.180
  • - Matt: MegaFest, throw it back
  • 00:25:20.180 --> 00:25:21.210
  • into the big arena for us, come
  • 00:25:21.210 --> 00:25:22.280
  • on.
  • 00:25:22.280 --> 00:25:23.230
  • - Charles: All right,
  • 00:25:23.230 --> 00:25:24.110
  • everybody, it's MegaFest in
  • 00:25:24.110 --> 00:25:25.050
  • Dallas, Texas.
  • 00:25:25.050 --> 00:25:26.100
  • And we're getting ready to go
  • 00:25:26.100 --> 00:25:27.240
  • back into the American Airlines
  • 00:25:27.240 --> 00:25:29.050
  • Arena.
  • 00:25:29.050 --> 00:25:30.160
  • Let's rock.
  • 00:25:30.160 --> 00:25:32.140
  • - Matt: And let me see your
  • 00:25:32.140 --> 00:25:33.100
  • shoe again.
  • 00:25:33.100 --> 00:25:34.100
  • - Joyce: How many of you have
  • 00:25:57.200 --> 00:25:58.210
  • one of these tonight?
  • 00:25:59.010 --> 00:26:02.030
  • Take your Bible and hold it up,
  • 00:26:02.030 --> 00:26:02.270
  • okay?
  • 00:26:02.270 --> 00:26:04.140
  • Or your phone or whatever
  • 00:26:04.140 --> 00:26:05.110
  • it is you're using.
  • 00:26:05.110 --> 00:26:07.130
  • I'm still trying to get used to
  • 00:26:07.130 --> 00:26:08.050
  • everybody looking at their phone
  • 00:26:08.050 --> 00:26:09.270
  • You know what, I'm a word
  • 00:26:12.020 --> 00:26:14.010
  • person.
  • 00:26:14.010 --> 00:26:16.280
  • The words in here have changed
  • 00:26:16.280 --> 00:26:19.130
  • my life.
  • 00:26:19.130 --> 00:26:21.040
  • And they'll change you.
  • 00:26:23.290 --> 00:26:26.190
  • The Word is the absolute truth
  • 00:26:26.190 --> 00:26:29.000
  • of God.
  • 00:26:29.000 --> 00:26:31.160
  • John 8 says, "If you continue in
  • 00:26:33.230 --> 00:26:36.230
  • my Word, you will--you will know
  • 00:26:36.230 --> 00:26:37.210
  • the truth, and the truth will
  • 00:26:37.210 --> 00:26:38.210
  • make you free."
  • 00:26:38.220 --> 00:26:41.220
  • Amen?
  • 00:26:41.220 --> 00:26:42.260
  • How many of you love the Word?
  • 00:26:42.260 --> 00:26:45.020
  • How many have made your mind up
  • 00:26:45.020 --> 00:26:46.220
  • you're going to stick with
  • 00:26:46.220 --> 00:26:48.000
  • the Word no matter what?
  • 00:26:48.000 --> 00:26:50.080
  • Amen, and why don't you be
  • 00:26:50.080 --> 00:26:51.200
  • seated?
  • 00:26:51.200 --> 00:26:52.140
  • And we're going to have some
  • 00:26:52.140 --> 00:26:53.040
  • Word tonight.
  • 00:26:53.040 --> 00:26:54.160
  • I think you've already had a
  • 00:26:54.160 --> 00:26:55.190
  • bunch of Word, but we're about
  • 00:26:55.190 --> 00:26:56.270
  • to have a little bit more.
  • 00:26:57.090 --> 00:27:00.110
  • Hey ladies, did you know that
  • 00:27:00.110 --> 00:27:01.240
  • they have opened up a new store
  • 00:27:01.240 --> 00:27:03.250
  • in New York City?
  • 00:27:03.250 --> 00:27:06.050
  • Anybody heard about the new
  • 00:27:06.050 --> 00:27:07.060
  • store in New York City?
  • 00:27:07.060 --> 00:27:09.130
  • It's called the husband store.
  • 00:27:11.170 --> 00:27:14.170
  • And you can go there and shop
  • 00:27:14.170 --> 00:27:16.070
  • for a husband.
  • 00:27:18.000 --> 00:27:21.000
  • There are six floors
  • 00:27:21.000 --> 00:27:22.200
  • in this store.
  • 00:27:27.280 --> 00:27:30.280
  • You can only visit each floor
  • 00:27:30.280 --> 00:27:32.280
  • one time, though.
  • 00:27:32.280 --> 00:27:35.150
  • And each floor you go up, the
  • 00:27:35.150 --> 00:27:37.000
  • value increases.
  • 00:27:39.200 --> 00:27:42.200
  • You may choose any item from any
  • 00:27:42.200 --> 00:27:44.020
  • particular floor, but you
  • 00:27:44.020 --> 00:27:46.070
  • cannot--you can go up a floor,
  • 00:27:46.070 --> 00:27:48.280
  • but you cannot go back down.
  • 00:27:48.280 --> 00:27:51.210
  • So, there was a woman who went
  • 00:27:51.210 --> 00:27:52.220
  • to the husband store to find
  • 00:27:52.220 --> 00:27:53.260
  • herself a husband.
  • 00:27:53.260 --> 00:27:56.150
  • On the first floor, the sign on
  • 00:27:56.150 --> 00:27:58.070
  • the door read, "These men have
  • 00:27:58.070 --> 00:28:00.210
  • jobs."
  • 00:28:03.100 --> 00:28:06.100
  • That sounded good, "These men
  • 00:28:06.100 --> 00:28:07.150
  • have jobs."
  • 00:28:07.150 --> 00:28:09.100
  • Floor two says, "These men have
  • 00:28:09.110 --> 00:28:12.110
  • jobs and love kids."
  • 00:28:13.040 --> 00:28:16.040
  • Floor number three said, "These
  • 00:28:16.040 --> 00:28:18.200
  • men have jobs, love kids, and
  • 00:28:18.200 --> 00:28:20.120
  • are extremely good looking."
  • 00:28:21.230 --> 00:28:24.230
  • "Wow," she thought, "this is
  • 00:28:24.230 --> 00:28:25.280
  • sounding pretty good, but I'm
  • 00:28:25.280 --> 00:28:27.100
  • compelled to go onto the next
  • 00:28:27.100 --> 00:28:28.250
  • floor."
  • 00:28:28.250 --> 00:28:30.170
  • Well, she does go to the fourth
  • 00:28:30.170 --> 00:28:32.080
  • floor, and the sign reads,
  • 00:28:32.080 --> 00:28:34.060
  • "These men have jobs, love kids,
  • 00:28:34.060 --> 00:28:35.160
  • are drop dead good looking, and
  • 00:28:35.160 --> 00:28:37.190
  • they help with the housework.
  • 00:28:38.040 --> 00:28:41.040
  • "Oh, mercy me," she said, "I can
  • 00:28:41.040 --> 00:28:43.010
  • hardly stand it.
  • 00:28:45.240 --> 00:28:48.240
  • Still," she said, "I've got to
  • 00:28:48.240 --> 00:28:49.150
  • go on."
  • 00:28:49.150 --> 00:28:50.150
  • She went to the fifth floor,
  • 00:28:50.150 --> 00:28:51.140
  • "These men have jobs, love kids,
  • 00:28:51.140 --> 00:28:52.190
  • are drop dead gorgeous, help
  • 00:28:52.190 --> 00:28:53.280
  • with the housework, and have a
  • 00:28:53.280 --> 00:28:55.160
  • very strong romantic streak."
  • 00:29:03.180 --> 00:29:06.180
  • But she couldn't stand it, she
  • 00:29:06.180 --> 00:29:08.260
  • decided she had to just find out
  • 00:29:08.260 --> 00:29:10.120
  • what was on floor number six.
  • 00:29:10.150 --> 00:29:13.150
  • Floor number six said, "You are
  • 00:29:13.150 --> 00:29:14.140
  • visitor 31.456.000 to this
  • 00:29:14.140 --> 00:29:16.170
  • floor.
  • 00:29:16.170 --> 00:29:19.010
  • There are no men on this floor.
  • 00:29:19.010 --> 00:29:20.090
  • This floor exists solely as
  • 00:29:20.100 --> 00:29:23.100
  • proof that women are impossible
  • 00:29:23.100 --> 00:29:24.060
  • to please."
  • 00:29:32.050 --> 00:29:35.050
  • Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen,
  • 00:29:35.050 --> 00:29:36.130
  • amen.
  • 00:29:36.130 --> 00:29:38.010
  • All right.
  • 00:29:38.010 --> 00:29:39.140
  • You want to do one more, you
  • 00:29:39.140 --> 00:29:40.090
  • want one more little funny
  • 00:29:40.090 --> 00:29:41.060
  • before I start?
  • 00:29:41.060 --> 00:29:43.200
  • Maybe be a not so funny,
  • 00:29:43.200 --> 00:29:44.170
  • we'll see.
  • 00:29:44.170 --> 00:29:46.290
  • Nine words that women use.
  • 00:29:50.150 --> 00:29:53.150
  • And men need to really
  • 00:29:53.150 --> 00:29:54.170
  • understand these words.
  • 00:29:54.170 --> 00:29:57.140
  • The first one is fine.
  • 00:30:00.270 --> 00:30:03.270
  • How many of you ladies can do
  • 00:30:03.270 --> 00:30:05.070
  • it?
  • 00:30:05.070 --> 00:30:06.100
  • Fine.
  • 00:30:06.100 --> 00:30:07.250
  • Okay.
  • 00:30:07.250 --> 00:30:09.010
  • This is the word that women use
  • 00:30:09.010 --> 00:30:10.100
  • to end an argument when they're
  • 00:30:10.100 --> 00:30:11.120
  • right and you need to shut up.
  • 00:30:13.070 --> 00:30:16.070
  • Fine.
  • 00:30:16.070 --> 00:30:17.290
  • Five minutes.
  • 00:30:17.290 --> 00:30:20.250
  • Now, she's getting dressed, that
  • 00:30:20.250 --> 00:30:21.230
  • means a half an hour.
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  • Five minutes is only really five
  • 00:30:25.280 --> 00:30:27.110
  • minutes if you've just been
  • 00:30:27.110 --> 00:30:29.040
  • given five more minutes to
  • 00:30:29.040 --> 00:30:30.210
  • finish watching the game before
  • 00:30:30.210 --> 00:30:32.000
  • you're supposed to help with
  • 00:30:32.000 --> 00:30:32.280
  • housework.
  • 00:30:33.130 --> 00:30:36.130
  • The next word, a very important
  • 00:30:36.130 --> 00:30:37.240
  • word, nothing.
  • 00:30:39.010 --> 00:30:42.010
  • "What's wrong, honey?"
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  • "Nothing."
  • 00:30:43.240 --> 00:30:46.240
  • This is the calm before
  • 00:30:46.240 --> 00:30:47.280
  • the storm.
  • 00:30:47.280 --> 00:30:50.270
  • This word "nothing" means
  • 00:30:50.270 --> 00:30:52.090
  • something, and you should be on
  • 00:30:52.110 --> 00:30:55.110
  • your toes.
  • 00:30:55.110 --> 00:30:57.280
  • Arguments that begin with
  • 00:30:57.280 --> 00:30:59.000
  • nothing almost always end with
  • 00:30:59.000 --> 00:31:00.190
  • fine.
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  • Go ahead.
  • 00:31:04.260 --> 00:31:07.260
  • This is a dare, not permission.
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  • Do not do it.
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  • A loud sigh.
  • 00:31:18.030 --> 00:31:21.030
  • This is actually a word, but it
  • 00:31:21.030 --> 00:31:23.000
  • is a non-verbal statement that
  • 00:31:23.000 --> 00:31:25.240
  • is very often misunderstood by
  • 00:31:25.240 --> 00:31:27.120
  • men.
  • 00:31:27.120 --> 00:31:29.050
  • A loud sigh means that she
  • 00:31:29.050 --> 00:31:30.170
  • thinks you're an idiot, and
  • 00:31:30.170 --> 00:31:32.220
  • wonders why she's wasting her
  • 00:31:32.220 --> 00:31:33.240
  • time standing here arguing with
  • 00:31:33.240 --> 00:31:34.290
  • you about nothing.
  • 00:31:34.290 --> 00:31:37.120
  • For the meaning of nothing,
  • 00:31:37.120 --> 00:31:38.060
  • refer back to number three.
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  • Number six, that's okay.
  • 00:31:43.240 --> 00:31:46.240
  • That's okay.
  • 00:31:46.240 --> 00:31:49.150
  • This is one of the most
  • 00:31:49.150 --> 00:31:51.200
  • dangerous statements that
  • 00:31:52.070 --> 00:31:55.070
  • a woman can make to a man.
  • 00:31:55.070 --> 00:31:58.020
  • That okay means that she wants
  • 00:31:58.020 --> 00:32:00.290
  • to think long and hard before
  • 00:32:00.290 --> 00:32:02.290
  • deciding how you're going to pay
  • 00:32:02.290 --> 00:32:04.090
  • for your mistake.
  • 00:32:04.260 --> 00:32:07.260
  • Amen?
  • 00:32:07.260 --> 00:32:10.210
  • Thanks.
  • 00:32:10.210 --> 00:32:13.090
  • A woman is thanking you, don't
  • 00:32:13.090 --> 00:32:14.020
  • question it, don't think, just
  • 00:32:14.020 --> 00:32:15.060
  • say, "You're welcome."
  • 00:32:15.060 --> 00:32:17.240
  • I do want to add in here a
  • 00:32:17.240 --> 00:32:18.250
  • clause, though.
  • 00:32:18.250 --> 00:32:19.270
  • This is true unless she says,
  • 00:32:19.270 --> 00:32:21.260
  • "Thanks a lot."
  • 00:32:21.260 --> 00:32:24.170
  • That is pure sarcasm, and she is
  • 00:32:24.230 --> 00:32:27.230
  • not thanking you at all.
  • 00:32:27.270 --> 00:32:30.270
  • Do not say, "You're welcome."
  • 00:32:32.110 --> 00:32:35.110
  • Because if you do, that will
  • 00:32:35.110 --> 00:32:36.080
  • bring on a whatever.
  • 00:32:36.180 --> 00:32:39.180
  • And whatever is a woman's way of
  • 00:32:39.180 --> 00:32:42.060
  • saying, "Whatever happens, I am
  • 00:32:42.060 --> 00:32:44.090
  • not going to be happy."
  • 00:32:44.170 --> 00:32:47.170
  • And number nine, "Don't worry
  • 00:32:48.050 --> 00:32:51.050
  • about it, I got it.
  • 00:32:53.000 --> 00:32:56.000
  • Just don't worry about this, I
  • 00:32:56.000 --> 00:32:58.120
  • got it."
  • 00:32:58.120 --> 00:33:00.040
  • That's another very dangerous
  • 00:33:00.040 --> 00:33:01.220
  • statement meaning that there is
  • 00:33:01.220 --> 00:33:04.200
  • something that a woman has told
  • 00:33:04.200 --> 00:33:07.170
  • a man to do now several times,
  • 00:33:07.170 --> 00:33:10.070
  • but is now doing it herself
  • 00:33:10.070 --> 00:33:12.210
  • because he never did it.
  • 00:33:12.210 --> 00:33:15.030
  • This will later result in a man
  • 00:33:15.030 --> 00:33:17.140
  • asking, "Honey, what's wrong?"
  • 00:33:19.230 --> 00:33:22.230
  • For the woman's response, refer
  • 00:33:22.230 --> 00:33:24.240
  • to number three, which is,
  • 00:33:24.240 --> 00:33:26.280
  • "Nothing."
  • 00:33:29.000 --> 00:33:32.000
  • Amen.
  • 00:33:32.000 --> 00:33:34.180
  • It's good to laugh in the house
  • 00:33:34.180 --> 00:33:35.120
  • of God, amen?
  • 00:33:35.120 --> 00:33:37.240
  • Well, I want to thank everybody
  • 00:33:37.240 --> 00:33:39.040
  • for having me.
  • 00:33:39.040 --> 00:33:40.100
  • I was here two or three, I don't
  • 00:33:40.100 --> 00:33:42.070
  • know, some years ago, but
  • 00:33:44.050 --> 00:33:47.050
  • the bishop is persistent.
  • 00:33:47.050 --> 00:33:49.290
  • He keeps at what he wants until
  • 00:33:49.290 --> 00:33:52.010
  • he gets it, amen?
  • 00:33:52.040 --> 00:33:55.040
  • I want to talk to you tonight
  • 00:33:55.040 --> 00:33:56.270
  • about what to do when God does
  • 00:33:56.270 --> 00:33:58.060
  • not pick you.
  • 00:34:02.160 --> 00:34:05.160
  • Wow, what to do when God does
  • 00:34:05.160 --> 00:34:07.260
  • not pick you.
  • 00:34:08.120 --> 00:34:11.120
  • Well, in Psalm 37, verses 1
  • 00:34:12.280 --> 00:34:15.280
  • through 3, which I have been
  • 00:34:16.010 --> 00:34:19.010
  • preaching on a lot lately,
  • 00:34:19.010 --> 00:34:21.240
  • the Bible says, "Do not fret
  • 00:34:21.240 --> 00:34:22.250
  • yourself over evildoers, for
  • 00:34:22.250 --> 00:34:24.210
  • they shall soon be cut down like
  • 00:34:29.100 --> 00:34:32.100
  • the grass."
  • 00:34:32.100 --> 00:34:33.250
  • Now, that doesn't mean that
  • 00:34:33.250 --> 00:34:35.030
  • we're supposed to be happy about
  • 00:34:35.030 --> 00:34:36.210
  • them being cut down, it's
  • 00:34:36.210 --> 00:34:37.170
  • just--thought I'd throw that out
  • 00:34:37.240 --> 00:34:40.240
  • there.
  • 00:34:40.240 --> 00:34:43.100
  • But it's just prophesying what
  • 00:34:43.210 --> 00:34:46.210
  • will happen to evildoers
  • 00:34:46.210 --> 00:34:47.290
  • if they don't turn around.
  • 00:34:48.060 --> 00:34:51.060
  • So, bottom line is is if you
  • 00:34:51.190 --> 00:34:54.190
  • love God and you're called
  • 00:34:54.190 --> 00:34:56.070
  • according to his purpose, people
  • 00:34:56.070 --> 00:34:59.010
  • really cannot--they might
  • 00:34:59.010 --> 00:35:02.020
  • temporarily take advantage of
  • 00:35:02.020 --> 00:35:03.170
  • you, or they might temporarily
  • 00:35:03.170 --> 00:35:06.110
  • mistreat you, but sooner or
  • 00:35:06.160 --> 00:35:09.160
  • later, God will get it away
  • 00:35:09.160 --> 00:35:12.070
  • from them.
  • 00:35:12.070 --> 00:35:13.070
  • And if he has to bring it
  • 00:35:13.070 --> 00:35:13.260
  • through 1.000 people, he'll
  • 00:35:13.260 --> 00:35:14.270
  • bring it back to you multiplied
  • 00:35:14.270 --> 00:35:15.240
  • many times over.
  • 00:35:16.230 --> 00:35:19.230
  • Amen?
  • 00:35:19.230 --> 00:35:21.120
  • Psalm 37, verse 3 says, "Trust
  • 00:35:21.230 --> 00:35:24.230
  • in the Lord and do good."
  • 00:35:24.230 --> 00:35:27.100
  • It does not just say, "Trust in
  • 00:35:27.100 --> 00:35:29.020
  • the Lord."
  • 00:35:29.020 --> 00:35:29.270
  • It says, "Trust in the Lord
  • 00:35:29.270 --> 00:35:31.040
  • and do good," two distinctly
  • 00:35:31.050 --> 00:35:34.050
  • different things.
  • 00:35:34.050 --> 00:35:36.030
  • And I love that verse because I
  • 00:35:36.030 --> 00:35:38.160
  • think that many times, people
  • 00:35:38.160 --> 00:35:40.120
  • forget the second part.
  • 00:35:40.120 --> 00:35:42.290
  • "Well, I'm trusting God."
  • 00:35:42.290 --> 00:35:45.120
  • Well, what are you doing?
  • 00:35:46.090 --> 00:35:49.090
  • We need to trust God
  • 00:35:49.090 --> 00:35:50.070
  • and do good.
  • 00:35:50.070 --> 00:35:50.260
  • And I think do good has
  • 00:35:50.260 --> 00:35:52.050
  • two different parts to it.
  • 00:35:52.050 --> 00:35:54.030
  • I think doing good is being
  • 00:35:54.030 --> 00:35:56.080
  • obedient to God, doing what you
  • 00:35:56.080 --> 00:35:58.030
  • believe that he tells you to do.
  • 00:35:58.030 --> 00:35:59.160
  • And I also think that doing good
  • 00:35:59.160 --> 00:36:01.150
  • means just being good to people.
  • 00:36:03.000 --> 00:36:06.000
  • You know that Christians are
  • 00:36:06.000 --> 00:36:06.280
  • supposed to be good to other
  • 00:36:06.280 --> 00:36:09.120
  • people.
  • 00:36:09.120 --> 00:36:12.100
  • We're supposed to encourage, and
  • 00:36:12.100 --> 00:36:13.220
  • edify, lift up, and smile at
  • 00:36:14.160 --> 00:36:17.160
  • people, and make people happy,
  • 00:36:17.160 --> 00:36:20.150
  • help people, and give people
  • 00:36:20.150 --> 00:36:22.070
  • some of our money if they need
  • 00:36:22.070 --> 00:36:23.090
  • some of our money.
  • 00:36:23.090 --> 00:36:25.220
  • Come on now.
  • 00:36:27.140 --> 00:36:30.140
  • And I still think that we have a
  • 00:36:30.140 --> 00:36:32.020
  • long way to go in learning what
  • 00:36:32.020 --> 00:36:33.050
  • I believe is one of the biggest
  • 00:36:33.050 --> 00:36:34.130
  • spiritual secrets in the Bible,
  • 00:36:34.130 --> 00:36:36.260
  • and that is that you overcome
  • 00:36:36.260 --> 00:36:37.250
  • evil with good.
  • 00:36:37.250 --> 00:36:40.110
  • I said you overcome evil with
  • 00:36:40.110 --> 00:36:41.270
  • good.
  • 00:36:42.290 --> 00:36:45.290
  • Whoever it is you're mad at for
  • 00:36:45.290 --> 00:36:46.280
  • whatever they did to you, you're
  • 00:36:46.280 --> 00:36:48.160
  • not hurting them at all, you're
  • 00:36:48.160 --> 00:36:49.190
  • only hurting yourself.
  • 00:36:49.190 --> 00:36:52.060
  • I said you are not hurting them
  • 00:36:52.060 --> 00:36:52.290
  • at all, you're only hurting
  • 00:36:52.290 --> 00:36:53.270
  • yourself.
  • 00:36:53.270 --> 00:36:55.080
  • Why do you want to spend your
  • 00:36:55.080 --> 00:36:55.290
  • life mad at somebody that's out
  • 00:36:55.290 --> 00:36:57.020
  • having a good time and don't
  • 00:36:57.020 --> 00:36:58.050
  • even care that you're upset?
  • 00:37:00.060 --> 00:37:03.060
  • But if you trust God and do
  • 00:37:03.060 --> 00:37:05.280
  • good, the best thing you can do
  • 00:37:07.160 --> 00:37:10.160
  • when you're hurting is go be a
  • 00:37:10.160 --> 00:37:11.230
  • blessing to somebody else.
  • 00:37:11.230 --> 00:37:14.130
  • Come on, I said the best thing
  • 00:37:14.130 --> 00:37:15.170
  • you can do when you're hurting
  • 00:37:15.170 --> 00:37:18.000
  • is go be a blessing to somebody
  • 00:37:18.000 --> 00:37:20.120
  • else.
  • 00:37:20.120 --> 00:37:21.010
  • "Fret not yourself over
  • 00:37:21.010 --> 00:37:22.000
  • evildoers, for in the end, they
  • 00:37:22.000 --> 00:37:24.200
  • shall--or soon they shall be cut
  • 00:37:24.200 --> 00:37:26.000
  • down like the grass.
  • 00:37:26.000 --> 00:37:27.130
  • Trust in the Lord and do good."
  • 00:37:30.210 --> 00:37:33.210
  • You know, God does not have the
  • 00:37:34.090 --> 00:37:37.090
  • same plan for everybody.
  • 00:37:37.090 --> 00:37:39.280
  • He's got a good plan for
  • 00:37:39.280 --> 00:37:40.240
  • everybody, but God does not have
  • 00:37:41.030 --> 00:37:44.030
  • the same plan for everybody.
  • 00:37:45.100 --> 00:37:48.100
  • And it seems like that two
  • 00:37:48.100 --> 00:37:50.020
  • people can do the exact same
  • 00:37:51.220 --> 00:37:54.220
  • thing right, this person's
  • 00:37:54.220 --> 00:37:56.290
  • obeying God, this person's
  • 00:37:56.290 --> 00:37:57.190
  • obeying God.
  • 00:37:57.190 --> 00:37:58.270
  • And this person seems to get one
  • 00:37:58.270 --> 00:38:01.140
  • type of reward or response from
  • 00:38:01.140 --> 00:38:03.220
  • God, and this other person seems
  • 00:38:03.220 --> 00:38:05.120
  • to get, like, a totally other
  • 00:38:05.120 --> 00:38:06.270
  • response from God.
  • 00:38:07.160 --> 00:38:10.160
  • Let's think about Noah
  • 00:38:10.160 --> 00:38:12.080
  • for a minute.
  • 00:38:12.080 --> 00:38:13.170
  • In Genesis chapter 9, verses 12
  • 00:38:14.230 --> 00:38:17.230
  • and 13, we see that after Noah
  • 00:38:17.230 --> 00:38:19.250
  • obeyed God and he built the ark,
  • 00:38:19.250 --> 00:38:21.230
  • and he went into the ark and did
  • 00:38:21.230 --> 00:38:24.100
  • everything that God asked him to
  • 00:38:24.100 --> 00:38:26.040
  • do, and when he came out, God
  • 00:38:26.040 --> 00:38:28.130
  • gave him a sign to seal a new
  • 00:38:29.000 --> 00:38:32.000
  • covenant with him that he would
  • 00:38:32.000 --> 00:38:33.290
  • never again destroy the earth
  • 00:38:33.290 --> 00:38:35.140
  • with water.
  • 00:38:35.140 --> 00:38:36.270
  • And that sign that he gave him
  • 00:38:36.270 --> 00:38:38.180
  • was a rainbow.
  • 00:38:39.240 --> 00:38:42.240
  • I'm sure that, after being in
  • 00:38:42.240 --> 00:38:44.080
  • that ark for that long with all
  • 00:38:44.080 --> 00:38:46.000
  • those--I can't even imagine what
  • 00:38:46.000 --> 00:38:47.240
  • that smelled like.
  • 00:38:47.240 --> 00:38:50.030
  • Just imagine.
  • 00:38:50.030 --> 00:38:51.290
  • I'm sure that he needed a
  • 00:38:51.290 --> 00:38:54.090
  • rainbow.
  • 00:38:55.160 --> 00:38:58.160
  • And some of you could use a
  • 00:38:58.160 --> 00:39:00.170
  • rainbow day right now too.
  • 00:39:01.090 --> 00:39:04.090
  • You know, I've never heard
  • 00:39:04.090 --> 00:39:04.280
  • anybody say, "Oh, look at that
  • 00:39:04.280 --> 00:39:06.060
  • stupid rainbow."
  • 00:39:06.060 --> 00:39:08.030
  • I mean, everybody likes a
  • 00:39:08.030 --> 00:39:09.020
  • rainbow.
  • 00:39:09.020 --> 00:39:11.040
  • And boy, if we get a double
  • 00:39:11.040 --> 00:39:11.260
  • rainbow, "Wow, look at the
  • 00:39:11.260 --> 00:39:14.230
  • double rainbow."
  • 00:39:14.230 --> 00:39:16.100
  • And some of you are like, "Yeah,
  • 00:39:16.100 --> 00:39:17.110
  • I'm due for a double rainbow."
  • 00:39:20.070 --> 00:39:23.070
  • Well, what if God doesn't give
  • 00:39:23.070 --> 00:39:25.000
  • you a rainbow?
  • 00:39:25.000 --> 00:39:27.030
  • What if he gives you what he
  • 00:39:27.030 --> 00:39:28.190
  • gave Abraham?
  • 00:39:28.190 --> 00:39:31.060
  • Abraham also was a man who
  • 00:39:31.060 --> 00:39:33.210
  • obeyed God, made a lot of
  • 00:39:33.210 --> 00:39:36.190
  • sacrifices.
  • 00:39:36.190 --> 00:39:38.200
  • Genesis 12 says that God called
  • 00:39:38.200 --> 00:39:41.040
  • him to leave his home and his
  • 00:39:41.080 --> 00:39:44.080
  • family and everything that he
  • 00:39:44.080 --> 00:39:45.110
  • was familiar with, "And go to a
  • 00:39:45.110 --> 00:39:46.240
  • place that I will show you."
  • 00:39:46.240 --> 00:39:48.200
  • God didn't even tell him where
  • 00:39:48.200 --> 00:39:49.150
  • to go.
  • 00:39:49.150 --> 00:39:52.000
  • "I mean, really, God?
  • 00:39:52.000 --> 00:39:54.270
  • You want me to walk away from
  • 00:39:54.270 --> 00:39:55.290
  • everything, and I don't even
  • 00:39:55.290 --> 00:39:57.090
  • have one little smidge of a bit
  • 00:39:57.090 --> 00:39:58.170
  • of evidence of what's going to
  • 00:39:58.170 --> 00:40:00.050
  • happen next?"
  • 00:40:00.050 --> 00:40:02.080
  • How many of you hate it when
  • 00:40:02.080 --> 00:40:04.000
  • God's telling you to let go of
  • 00:40:04.000 --> 00:40:05.290
  • this, but he won't--anybody ever
  • 00:40:09.130 --> 00:40:12.130
  • make that statement, "I just
  • 00:40:12.130 --> 00:40:13.180
  • feel like I'm being pulled
  • 00:40:13.180 --> 00:40:14.180
  • apart"?
  • 00:40:14.180 --> 00:40:16.140
  • Well, here's the thing.
  • 00:40:16.140 --> 00:40:17.190
  • When you try to hold on to this
  • 00:40:17.190 --> 00:40:20.140
  • while you're trying to take hold
  • 00:40:21.040 --> 00:40:24.040
  • of that, see, you've got to let
  • 00:40:26.140 --> 00:40:29.140
  • go and trust yourself
  • 00:40:31.090 --> 00:40:34.090
  • completely to God.
  • 00:40:34.090 --> 00:40:36.290
  • That's scary.
  • 00:40:38.180 --> 00:40:41.180
  • But people who are willing to do
  • 00:40:41.180 --> 00:40:43.090
  • that are the ones really who
  • 00:40:43.090 --> 00:40:46.020
  • become the world-changers.
  • 00:40:46.020 --> 00:40:48.220
  • And so, after Abraham had done
  • 00:40:48.220 --> 00:40:51.170
  • what God told him to do--and
  • 00:40:51.210 --> 00:40:54.210
  • actually, I want us to read
  • 00:40:55.030 --> 00:40:58.030
  • Genesis 12, the first 3 verses,
  • 00:40:58.030 --> 00:41:00.080
  • because it's actually really
  • 00:41:00.080 --> 00:41:02.000
  • very exciting what God said
  • 00:41:02.000 --> 00:41:03.090
  • to him.
  • 00:41:08.120 --> 00:41:11.120
  • "Now [in Haran]
  • 00:41:11.120 --> 00:41:12.090
  • the Lord said to Abram, 'Go for
  • 00:41:12.090 --> 00:41:13.110
  • yourself [for your own
  • 00:41:13.110 --> 00:41:15.210
  • advantage]
  • 00:41:15.210 --> 00:41:16.290
  • away from your country, from
  • 00:41:16.290 --> 00:41:18.220
  • your relatives and your father's
  • 00:41:18.220 --> 00:41:21.030
  • house, to the land that I will
  • 00:41:21.030 --> 00:41:22.090
  • show you.'"
  • 00:41:22.090 --> 00:41:24.210
  • So, he's asking him to do a
  • 00:41:24.210 --> 00:41:25.190
  • very hard thing, but he said,
  • 00:41:25.190 --> 00:41:26.230
  • "This is for your good."
  • 00:41:26.230 --> 00:41:28.090
  • Do you know when God asks us to
  • 00:41:28.090 --> 00:41:29.060
  • do hard things, it's not because
  • 00:41:29.060 --> 00:41:30.260
  • he wants to just sit back and
  • 00:41:30.260 --> 00:41:32.100
  • watch us suffer.
  • 00:41:32.100 --> 00:41:33.230
  • It's always for our good.
  • 00:41:33.230 --> 00:41:36.010
  • I said it's always, always,
  • 00:41:38.230 --> 00:41:41.230
  • always, always for our good.
  • 00:41:46.120 --> 00:41:49.120
  • "And I will make of you a great
  • 00:41:49.120 --> 00:41:51.150
  • nation, and I will bless you
  • 00:41:51.160 --> 00:41:54.160
  • with an abundant increase of
  • 00:41:54.160 --> 00:41:55.290
  • favors.
  • 00:41:55.290 --> 00:41:57.110
  • And I will make your name famous
  • 00:41:57.110 --> 00:41:58.190
  • and distinguished.
  • 00:41:58.190 --> 00:42:00.020
  • And you will be a blessing,
  • 00:42:00.020 --> 00:42:02.030
  • dispensing good to others."
  • 00:42:02.080 --> 00:42:05.080
  • This is getting--isn't this
  • 00:42:05.080 --> 00:42:06.010
  • sounding good?
  • 00:42:06.010 --> 00:42:08.000
  • I mean, I think this is sounding
  • 00:42:08.000 --> 00:42:09.060
  • pretty good.
  • 00:42:09.060 --> 00:42:10.290
  • Abraham's kind of like, "Well,
  • 00:42:10.290 --> 00:42:12.290
  • this may work out really good."
  • 00:42:12.290 --> 00:42:15.110
  • "And I will bless those who
  • 00:42:15.110 --> 00:42:16.220
  • bless you, who confer prosperity
  • 00:42:16.220 --> 00:42:18.100
  • or happiness upon you, and I
  • 00:42:18.100 --> 00:42:19.280
  • will curse him who curses or
  • 00:42:19.280 --> 00:42:21.210
  • uses insolent language toward
  • 00:42:21.210 --> 00:42:23.070
  • you.
  • 00:42:23.070 --> 00:42:24.050
  • And in you will all the families
  • 00:42:24.050 --> 00:42:25.190
  • of the earth be blessed."
  • 00:42:25.190 --> 00:42:27.240
  • All right.
  • 00:42:27.240 --> 00:42:29.240
  • So, now God is ready to seal his
  • 00:42:30.040 --> 00:42:33.040
  • covenant, his agreement with
  • 00:42:33.040 --> 00:42:35.090
  • Abraham.
  • 00:42:35.090 --> 00:42:37.190
  • And if we look at Genesis 17,
  • 00:42:38.260 --> 00:42:41.260
  • just a few pages over, verses 9,
  • 00:42:45.040 --> 00:42:48.040
  • beginning in verse 9, "And God
  • 00:42:48.050 --> 00:42:51.050
  • said to Abraham, 'As for you,
  • 00:42:51.050 --> 00:42:52.190
  • you shall therefore keep
  • 00:42:52.190 --> 00:42:53.210
  • my covenant, you and your
  • 00:42:53.210 --> 00:42:55.160
  • descendants after you,
  • 00:42:55.160 --> 00:42:56.270
  • throughout their generations.
  • 00:42:56.270 --> 00:42:58.110
  • And this is my covenant, which
  • 00:42:58.110 --> 00:43:00.040
  • you shall keep between me
  • 00:43:00.040 --> 00:43:01.080
  • and you and your posterity
  • 00:43:01.080 --> 00:43:02.050
  • after you.
  • 00:43:02.050 --> 00:43:02.280
  • Every male among you shall be
  • 00:43:02.280 --> 00:43:04.160
  • circumcised.
  • 00:43:06.170 --> 00:43:09.170
  • And you shall circumcise the
  • 00:43:09.230 --> 00:43:12.230
  • flesh of your foreskin, and it
  • 00:43:12.230 --> 00:43:14.160
  • shall be a token or a sign of
  • 00:43:14.160 --> 00:43:15.210
  • the covenant, the promise of the
  • 00:43:15.210 --> 00:43:16.290
  • pledge between me and you.
  • 00:43:16.290 --> 00:43:18.250
  • And he who is 8 days old among
  • 00:43:18.250 --> 00:43:20.200
  • you shall be circumcised, every
  • 00:43:20.200 --> 00:43:23.040
  • male throughout your generation,
  • 00:43:23.040 --> 00:43:24.240
  • whether born in your house or
  • 00:43:24.240 --> 00:43:25.200
  • bought with your own money, from
  • 00:43:25.220 --> 00:43:28.220
  • any foreigner not of your
  • 00:43:28.220 --> 00:43:31.030
  • offspring."
  • 00:43:31.030 --> 00:43:32.070
  • And he goes on and on and on.
  • 00:43:32.070 --> 00:43:33.120
  • Everybody had to be circumcised.
  • 00:43:33.120 --> 00:43:35.170
  • Circumcised means a cutting away
  • 00:43:35.170 --> 00:43:37.020
  • of the flesh.
  • 00:43:37.020 --> 00:43:37.290
  • Now, here's what I want to know.
  • 00:43:37.290 --> 00:43:39.020
  • Why did Noah get a rainbow
  • 00:43:43.220 --> 00:43:46.220
  • and Abram got a circumcision?
  • 00:43:47.190 --> 00:43:50.190
  • I am not liking this.
  • 00:43:50.190 --> 00:43:53.070
  • "God, that is just not fair."
  • 00:43:55.010 --> 00:43:58.010
  • Hello, ladies.
  • 00:43:58.200 --> 00:44:01.220
  • "That is just not fair.
  • 00:44:01.220 --> 00:44:04.120
  • I've been believing you,
  • 00:44:04.130 --> 00:44:07.130
  • God, for so long to get married,
  • 00:44:07.130 --> 00:44:09.120
  • and she's already been married
  • 00:44:09.120 --> 00:44:10.100
  • three times."
  • 00:44:15.070 --> 00:44:18.070
  • And you might not say it out
  • 00:44:18.070 --> 00:44:20.040
  • loud, but you're thinking,
  • 00:44:20.040 --> 00:44:20.280
  • "And she's not nearly
  • 00:44:20.280 --> 00:44:22.120
  • as godly as I am."
  • 00:44:27.170 --> 00:44:30.170
  • We just don't do good with
  • 00:44:30.170 --> 00:44:31.280
  • the fair thing.
  • 00:44:34.120 --> 00:44:37.120
  • But I can tell you that
  • 00:44:37.290 --> 00:44:40.290
  • the greater God is going to use
  • 00:44:40.290 --> 00:44:43.070
  • you--now, don't get me wrong,
  • 00:44:47.160 --> 00:44:50.160
  • God used Noah.
  • 00:44:50.160 --> 00:44:52.250
  • He was an awesome man of God,
  • 00:44:52.250 --> 00:44:55.130
  • and God really used him,
  • 00:44:55.130 --> 00:44:56.070
  • but Abraham was used
  • 00:44:56.070 --> 00:44:58.030
  • in a much greater way.
  • 00:44:58.080 --> 00:45:01.100
  • So, Noah got the rainbow, he did
  • 00:45:01.100 --> 00:45:03.080
  • his job, "Here, have a present."
  • 00:45:05.180 --> 00:45:08.180
  • But Abraham had some stuff.
  • 00:45:08.270 --> 00:45:11.270
  • He had some stuff.
  • 00:45:14.070 --> 00:45:17.070
  • Anybody got any stuff?
  • 00:45:17.070 --> 00:45:19.150
  • He had some stuff that needed to
  • 00:45:19.150 --> 00:45:21.060
  • be cut off.
  • 00:45:26.280 --> 00:45:29.280
  • Come on, because God had
  • 00:45:29.280 --> 00:45:32.210
  • a greater plan for him.
  • 00:45:34.070 --> 00:45:37.070
  • You know, I was grumbling to the
  • 00:45:37.070 --> 00:45:38.290
  • Lord one time about how it just
  • 00:45:38.290 --> 00:45:40.100
  • seemed to me that he wouldn't
  • 00:45:40.100 --> 00:45:42.190
  • just let me do hardly anything.
  • 00:45:42.190 --> 00:45:44.070
  • You're always, "You can't
  • 00:45:44.070 --> 00:45:46.050
  • do this, you can't do that,
  • 00:45:46.050 --> 00:45:47.030
  • you can't do this,
  • 00:45:47.030 --> 00:45:47.240
  • you can't do that."
  • 00:45:47.240 --> 00:45:50.180
  • And I saw other people, people
  • 00:45:50.180 --> 00:45:53.110
  • in ministry doing those things,
  • 00:45:53.110 --> 00:45:54.210
  • people serving God,
  • 00:45:54.210 --> 00:45:55.270
  • doing those things.
  • 00:45:55.270 --> 00:45:56.250
  • But and so I'm like,
  • 00:45:56.250 --> 00:45:59.080
  • "I don't understand, God."
  • 00:45:59.080 --> 00:46:01.230
  • And this is what the Lord said
  • 00:46:01.230 --> 00:46:02.190
  • to me.
  • 00:46:02.190 --> 00:46:03.060
  • And maybe somebody here tonight
  • 00:46:03.060 --> 00:46:03.290
  • needs to hear this.
  • 00:46:03.290 --> 00:46:05.100
  • "Look, Joyce, you've asked me
  • 00:46:05.100 --> 00:46:06.010
  • for a lot.
  • 00:46:06.010 --> 00:46:07.000
  • Do you want it or not?"
  • 00:46:12.230 --> 00:46:15.230
  • Have you asked God for a lot?
  • 00:46:16.170 --> 00:46:19.170
  • I wonder who's in here that
  • 00:46:19.170 --> 00:46:21.190
  • said, "God, use me to change the
  • 00:46:21.190 --> 00:46:22.230
  • world."
  • 00:46:22.230 --> 00:46:25.020
  • Oh, honey, honey, honey, honey,
  • 00:46:26.140 --> 00:46:29.140
  • let mama counsel you.
  • 00:46:34.120 --> 00:46:37.120
  • "Use me to change lives."
  • 00:46:37.120 --> 00:46:39.160
  • Or how about this one, "Jesus,
  • 00:46:39.160 --> 00:46:40.240
  • I want to be just like you."
  • 00:46:41.150 --> 00:46:44.150
  • Oh my goodness.
  • 00:46:46.240 --> 00:46:49.240
  • "I surrender all."
  • 00:46:54.180 --> 00:46:57.180
  • Oh, we love to just get
  • 00:46:57.290 --> 00:47:01.010
  • the goosebumps in church.
  • 00:47:08.280 --> 00:47:11.280
  • Lord have mercy.
  • 00:47:13.130 --> 00:47:16.130
  • You got to get something in here
  • 00:47:16.130 --> 00:47:18.030
  • tonight that you can take home
  • 00:47:18.030 --> 00:47:19.000
  • with you because the truth is
  • 00:47:19.000 --> 00:47:20.100
  • you've got to go home.
  • 00:47:21.030 --> 00:47:24.030
  • And I can't promise you that any
  • 00:47:24.030 --> 00:47:26.190
  • of the ugliness at home is going
  • 00:47:26.190 --> 00:47:28.080
  • to look any better when you go
  • 00:47:28.080 --> 00:47:29.210
  • back than it did when
  • 00:47:29.210 --> 00:47:30.250
  • you left it.
  • 00:47:30.250 --> 00:47:33.220
  • But I can promise you that you
  • 00:47:33.220 --> 00:47:35.130
  • can be different.
  • 00:47:35.160 --> 00:47:38.160
  • Thank you.
  • 00:47:47.220 --> 00:47:49.180
  • You know, in Genesis 12, when
  • 00:47:50.110 --> 00:47:53.110
  • God was reading all that great
  • 00:47:53.110 --> 00:47:55.220
  • stuff to Abram, "Oh, I'm going
  • 00:47:55.220 --> 00:47:57.000
  • to make--I'm going to make your
  • 00:47:57.000 --> 00:47:58.020
  • name famous, and you're going to
  • 00:47:58.020 --> 00:47:58.290
  • be rich, and you're going to
  • 00:47:58.290 --> 00:47:59.260
  • have this and do that, and
  • 00:47:59.260 --> 00:48:00.190
  • you're going to have favor, and
  • 00:48:00.190 --> 00:48:02.140
  • you're going to end up being a
  • 00:48:02.140 --> 00:48:03.230
  • blessing to everybody," to me it
  • 00:48:03.230 --> 00:48:06.120
  • was kind of like if you go out
  • 00:48:06.120 --> 00:48:08.110
  • and you buy a puzzle.
  • 00:48:08.170 --> 00:48:11.170
  • We always buy it based on
  • 00:48:11.170 --> 00:48:14.120
  • the picture on the box.
  • 00:48:17.200 --> 00:48:20.200
  • Come on.
  • 00:48:21.200 --> 00:48:24.200
  • Six thousand piece puzzle.
  • 00:48:26.150 --> 00:48:29.150
  • See, you're smart, you know
  • 00:48:29.150 --> 00:48:30.240
  • where I'm going.
  • 00:48:30.240 --> 00:48:33.110
  • And that, "Boy, that's really
  • 00:48:33.180 --> 00:48:36.180
  • pretty."
  • 00:48:36.180 --> 00:48:38.190
  • Awesome.
  • 00:48:38.190 --> 00:48:39.230
  • So, you take that dude home, and
  • 00:48:39.230 --> 00:48:41.050
  • you get your puzzle table out.
  • 00:48:41.050 --> 00:48:43.020
  • "Man, what have I done?"
  • 00:48:52.050 --> 00:48:55.050
  • So, we start with the easy
  • 00:48:55.050 --> 00:48:55.290
  • stuff.
  • 00:48:55.290 --> 00:48:56.220
  • We get all the straight-edge
  • 00:48:56.220 --> 00:48:57.240
  • pieces, "Come on, let's start
  • 00:49:00.070 --> 00:49:03.070
  • with the easy stuff.
  • 00:49:04.170 --> 00:49:07.170
  • Let's do the easy stuff."
  • 00:49:07.170 --> 00:49:08.160
  • So, you get all the
  • 00:49:08.160 --> 00:49:10.200
  • straight-edge pieces, and so now
  • 00:49:10.200 --> 00:49:12.020
  • you have this outline.
  • 00:49:12.020 --> 00:49:13.260
  • You still really don't have
  • 00:49:13.260 --> 00:49:14.190
  • anything, but.
  • 00:49:14.190 --> 00:49:17.010
  • And then it's like--there's
  • 00:49:17.010 --> 00:49:18.170
  • like, I don't know, 1.000 blue
  • 00:49:18.170 --> 00:49:20.130
  • pieces, 1.000 pieces of blue
  • 00:49:22.100 --> 00:49:25.100
  • sky.
  • 00:49:27.240 --> 00:49:30.240
  • And after about 3 weeks, you are
  • 00:49:30.240 --> 00:49:32.260
  • so fed up with putting together
  • 00:49:32.260 --> 00:49:35.060
  • blue sky.
  • 00:49:35.060 --> 00:49:37.120
  • Come on, and we got some people
  • 00:49:37.120 --> 00:49:38.050
  • here tonight, you are, like, fed
  • 00:49:38.050 --> 00:49:39.050
  • up with blue sky in your life.
  • 00:49:39.050 --> 00:49:41.290
  • You've had blue sky 'til you're
  • 00:49:41.290 --> 00:49:43.290
  • just like, "Bleh, I cannot
  • 00:49:43.290 --> 00:49:45.200
  • do the same thing anymore, God,
  • 00:49:45.200 --> 00:49:48.110
  • over and over and over and over
  • 00:49:48.110 --> 00:49:49.150
  • and over and over again."
  • 00:49:50.010 --> 00:49:53.010
  • So then maybe you go to
  • 00:49:53.010 --> 00:49:54.250
  • green grass.
  • 00:49:56.020 --> 00:49:59.020
  • And there's 2.000 pieces of
  • 00:49:59.020 --> 00:49:59.290
  • that.
  • 00:50:00.250 --> 00:50:03.250
  • "A dream comes to pass with much
  • 00:50:03.250 --> 00:50:05.120
  • business and painful effort."
  • 00:50:07.220 --> 00:50:10.220
  • That's Ecclesiastes, I'm not
  • 00:50:10.220 --> 00:50:12.130
  • making it up.
  • 00:50:12.130 --> 00:50:14.190
  • And painful effort.
  • 00:50:16.060 --> 00:50:19.060
  • None of us have the time for me
  • 00:50:19.060 --> 00:50:20.260
  • to stand here and tell you what
  • 00:50:20.260 --> 00:50:23.190
  • it's taken to get from where
  • 00:50:23.190 --> 00:50:25.130
  • I started to where I am.
  • 00:50:27.250 --> 00:50:30.250
  • We don't have--I don't have much
  • 00:50:30.250 --> 00:50:32.000
  • time left to live
  • 00:50:32.000 --> 00:50:33.290
  • to tell you that.
  • 00:50:34.270 --> 00:50:37.270
  • And nobody really knows but you
  • 00:50:37.270 --> 00:50:39.100
  • and God what it cost you
  • 00:50:42.250 --> 00:50:45.250
  • if you're going to fully and
  • 00:50:46.060 --> 00:50:49.060
  • completely do the will of God.
  • 00:50:49.090 --> 00:50:52.090
  • Because you'll be judged and
  • 00:50:52.090 --> 00:50:53.130
  • criticized, and people will not
  • 00:50:53.130 --> 00:50:55.250
  • understand you, and people are
  • 00:50:55.250 --> 00:50:57.210
  • going to be jealous of you, and
  • 00:50:57.210 --> 00:50:59.100
  • they're going to be critical of
  • 00:50:59.100 --> 00:51:00.100
  • you, and you're going to be
  • 00:51:00.100 --> 00:51:01.180
  • disappointed.
  • 00:51:01.180 --> 00:51:02.180
  • And sometimes, you're going to
  • 00:51:02.180 --> 00:51:03.110
  • be disappointed with God.
  • 00:51:03.110 --> 00:51:04.220
  • And there's going to be all
  • 00:51:04.220 --> 00:51:05.200
  • kinds of things that are not
  • 00:51:05.200 --> 00:51:06.210
  • going to be fair as far as
  • 00:51:06.210 --> 00:51:08.280
  • looking at them in the natural,
  • 00:51:08.280 --> 00:51:10.150
  • and you just want a rainbow.
  • 00:51:12.100 --> 00:51:15.100
  • But you keep getting
  • 00:51:15.170 --> 00:51:18.170
  • a circumcision.
  • 00:51:21.020 --> 00:51:24.020
  • And then, you know, it wasn't
  • 00:51:24.020 --> 00:51:26.260
  • just Abraham that got
  • 00:51:26.260 --> 00:51:29.020
  • circumcised.
  • 00:51:29.020 --> 00:51:30.030
  • Everybody had--all the men had
  • 00:51:30.030 --> 00:51:31.200
  • to get circumcised.
  • 00:51:31.200 --> 00:51:33.140
  • I don't think he was probably
  • 00:51:33.140 --> 00:51:34.100
  • And sometimes, even the people
  • 00:51:36.250 --> 00:51:39.140
  • that are going to work with you,
  • 00:51:39.140 --> 00:51:42.010
  • in whatever God's called you to
  • 00:51:44.250 --> 00:51:45.280
  • do then they've got to all get
  • 00:51:45.280 --> 00:51:47.190
  • circumcised.
  • 00:51:51.190 --> 00:51:54.190
  • Because you know, sometimes
  • 00:51:54.190 --> 00:51:55.210
  • you're just like you're waiting,
  • 00:51:55.210 --> 00:51:57.070
  • and waiting, and waiting, and
  • 00:51:57.070 --> 00:51:58.150
  • waiting.
  • 00:51:58.150 --> 00:51:59.250
  • You're just like, "God, I know
  • 00:51:59.250 --> 00:52:00.270
  • I'm ready, I know I'm ready, I
  • 00:52:00.270 --> 00:52:01.250
  • know I'm ready."
  • 00:52:01.250 --> 00:52:04.000
  • And one time, the Lord told me,
  • 00:52:04.000 --> 00:52:05.200
  • said, "Yeah, you are ready,"
  • 00:52:05.200 --> 00:52:06.260
  • but, he said, "all the people
  • 00:52:06.260 --> 00:52:07.280
  • you need to help you aren't, so
  • 00:52:07.280 --> 00:52:09.050
  • you're going to have to be still
  • 00:52:09.050 --> 00:52:10.050
  • and wait on them."
  • 00:52:12.210 --> 00:52:15.210
  • You can't do it by yourself.
  • 00:52:18.250 --> 00:52:21.250
  • And then, you know, there's
  • 00:52:21.250 --> 00:52:24.090
  • those pieces that you're just
  • 00:52:24.200 --> 00:52:27.200
  • fed up with this thing,
  • 00:52:27.200 --> 00:52:28.270
  • and so you're just like,
  • 00:52:28.270 --> 00:52:31.220
  • "That's going in there.
  • 00:52:36.020 --> 00:52:39.020
  • I don't care if this fits or
  • 00:52:39.200 --> 00:52:42.200
  • not."
  • 00:52:42.200 --> 00:52:45.190
  • You know what I'm talking about,
  • 00:52:45.190 --> 00:52:48.030
  • amen?
  • 00:52:48.030 --> 00:52:50.170
  • But let me tell you something.
  • 00:52:50.170 --> 00:52:51.280
  • Sometimes, there's those pieces
  • 00:52:51.280 --> 00:52:54.020
  • in your life that just don't
  • 00:52:54.020 --> 00:52:55.260
  • make any sense, and you can't
  • 00:52:55.260 --> 00:52:58.040
  • find any place to put it.
  • 00:52:58.060 --> 00:53:01.080
  • You can't find any place in the
  • 00:53:01.080 --> 00:53:04.070
  • picture that you feel like God
  • 00:53:04.070 --> 00:53:06.040
  • showed you, the picture
  • 00:53:06.040 --> 00:53:08.070
  • on the box.
  • 00:53:08.070 --> 00:53:09.040
  • You can't find anywhere
  • 00:53:09.040 --> 00:53:10.120
  • to put that piece.
  • 00:53:10.120 --> 00:53:12.120
  • It doesn't make sense,
  • 00:53:12.120 --> 00:53:13.220
  • "Why, God, why?"
  • 00:53:13.220 --> 00:53:16.220
  • So, you have to just set that
  • 00:53:16.220 --> 00:53:18.280
  • piece aside and just
  • 00:53:20.280 --> 00:53:23.280
  • pray over that piece.
  • 00:53:27.040 --> 00:53:30.040
  • Ladies, we live life forward,
  • 00:53:31.110 --> 00:53:34.110
  • but we understand it backward.
  • 00:53:36.180 --> 00:53:39.180
  • We don't understand everything
  • 00:53:39.180 --> 00:53:40.230
  • that happens to us, do we?
  • 00:53:41.170 --> 00:53:44.170
  • But it will fit.
  • 00:53:44.170 --> 00:53:45.160
  • Romans 8:28, now here, listen,
  • 00:53:46.230 --> 00:53:49.230
  • "All things work together."
  • 00:53:52.220 --> 00:53:55.220
  • Each thing may not be good, but
  • 00:53:56.270 --> 00:53:59.270
  • when you get them all together.
  • 00:54:00.230 --> 00:54:03.230
  • And see, we're still waiting,
  • 00:54:03.230 --> 00:54:05.160
  • some of us, for some of the
  • 00:54:05.160 --> 00:54:07.070
  • things to come together, amen?
  • 00:54:09.020 --> 00:54:12.020
  • But I just want to tell you from
  • 00:54:12.020 --> 00:54:13.060
  • experience and what I know from
  • 00:54:13.060 --> 00:54:14.080
  • the Word of God, and I know that
  • 00:54:14.080 --> 00:54:15.160
  • people try to cheer you up with
  • 00:54:15.160 --> 00:54:17.230
  • this stuff all the time, but
  • 00:54:17.230 --> 00:54:19.010
  • I mean it with all sincerity.
  • 00:54:19.090 --> 00:54:22.090
  • God is faithful.
  • 00:54:22.090 --> 00:54:24.250
  • And what you don't understand
  • 00:54:24.250 --> 00:54:27.170
  • now, you may understand later,
  • 00:54:27.170 --> 00:54:29.220
  • you may never understand it, but
  • 00:54:29.220 --> 00:54:31.160
  • just because something hurts,
  • 00:54:31.160 --> 00:54:33.260
  • that doesn't mean that it's bad.
  • 00:54:34.000 --> 00:54:37.000
  • And just because something
  • 00:54:37.000 --> 00:54:38.220
  • hurts, that doesn't mean that
  • 00:54:38.220 --> 00:54:40.080
  • it's not God.
  • 00:54:43.000 --> 00:54:46.000
  • The Amplified Bible in Proverbs
  • 00:54:46.000 --> 00:54:47.010
  • talks about sanctified
  • 00:54:47.010 --> 00:54:49.060
  • experiences that we have with
  • 00:54:49.060 --> 00:54:52.030
  • God.
  • 00:54:52.030 --> 00:54:52.240
  • There are things that we go
  • 00:54:52.240 --> 00:54:53.260
  • through that may look like
  • 00:54:53.260 --> 00:54:55.090
  • they're bad, but they've been
  • 00:54:55.090 --> 00:54:57.170
  • sanctified by God for our
  • 00:54:57.170 --> 00:54:59.000
  • spiritual growth, and our
  • 00:54:59.000 --> 00:55:00.110
  • character building, and testing,
  • 00:55:01.160 --> 00:55:04.160
  • the testing of our faith.
  • 00:55:04.160 --> 00:55:07.120
  • Let me tell you something.
  • 00:55:07.120 --> 00:55:08.140
  • We can shout and holler in
  • 00:55:08.140 --> 00:55:10.030
  • church all we want to, but we
  • 00:55:10.030 --> 00:55:11.160
  • don't know what we believe until
  • 00:55:11.160 --> 00:55:14.060
  • it's tested.
  • 00:55:16.060 --> 00:55:19.060
  • You don't know what you believe
  • 00:55:19.060 --> 00:55:20.270
  • until it's tested.
  • 00:55:22.020 --> 00:55:25.020
  • And those tests are important
  • 00:55:25.060 --> 00:55:28.060
  • because they put the devil in
  • 00:55:28.060 --> 00:55:29.120
  • his place, and they give us
  • 00:55:29.120 --> 00:55:30.190
  • confidence, and they make us
  • 00:55:31.220 --> 00:55:34.220
  • strong.
  • 00:55:35.000 --> 00:55:38.000
  • They make us strong.
  • 00:55:39.040 --> 00:55:42.040
  • You know, when we don't get what
  • 00:55:42.040 --> 00:55:45.020
  • we want and somebody else gets
  • 00:55:45.020 --> 00:55:46.190
  • what we want, ooh, honey, it is
  • 00:55:51.200 --> 00:55:54.200
  • hard.
  • 00:55:55.120 --> 00:55:58.120
  • One of the ways that God deals
  • 00:55:58.120 --> 00:56:01.080
  • with us, believe it or not, is
  • 00:56:01.080 --> 00:56:03.140
  • he will let somebody else get
  • 00:56:03.140 --> 00:56:04.240
  • what we want and make us watch.
  • 00:56:09.260 --> 00:56:12.260
  • And then tell us that we have to
  • 00:56:12.260 --> 00:56:14.020
  • be happy for them.
  • 00:56:16.090 --> 00:56:19.090
  • Now, that's the killer
  • 00:56:19.090 --> 00:56:20.060
  • right there.
  • 00:56:20.130 --> 00:56:23.130
  • So, I'll tell you a couple of
  • 00:56:23.130 --> 00:56:24.210
  • stories to kind of get it into
  • 00:56:24.210 --> 00:56:27.080
  • practicality for all of us.
  • 00:56:27.080 --> 00:56:29.290
  • And this is so funny now
  • 00:56:29.290 --> 00:56:30.280
  • when I think about it.
  • 00:56:31.120 --> 00:56:34.120
  • Back in the 70s and 80s, boy,
  • 00:56:34.180 --> 00:56:37.180
  • having a fur coat was like a big
  • 00:56:37.180 --> 00:56:38.280
  • status symbol.
  • 00:56:40.230 --> 00:56:43.230
  • And if you could march into
  • 00:56:43.230 --> 00:56:45.130
  • the church with your fur coat
  • 00:56:45.130 --> 00:56:46.290
  • and sit on the fur coat row,
  • 00:56:50.080 --> 00:56:53.080
  • am I right?
  • 00:56:53.160 --> 00:56:56.160
  • If you can come in and sit on
  • 00:56:56.160 --> 00:56:57.270
  • the fur coat row with all the
  • 00:56:57.270 --> 00:56:59.050
  • other fur coat, that proved that
  • 00:56:59.050 --> 00:57:01.210
  • you know how to believe God for
  • 00:57:01.210 --> 00:57:02.210
  • stuff.
  • 00:57:02.210 --> 00:57:04.160
  • "My faith is working.
  • 00:57:04.160 --> 00:57:05.230
  • You see this fur coat?"
  • 00:57:06.230 --> 00:57:09.230
  • God, Lord help us.
  • 00:57:10.240 --> 00:57:13.240
  • So I mean, I'm believing God for
  • 00:57:13.240 --> 00:57:15.090
  • a fur coat.
  • 00:57:15.110 --> 00:57:18.110
  • I mean, I did the whole
  • 00:57:18.110 --> 00:57:19.210
  • fourth-dimension thing, I saw it
  • 00:57:19.210 --> 00:57:20.290
  • in my eyes, I knew the color.
  • 00:57:20.290 --> 00:57:22.250
  • I mean I--you know, the four
  • 00:57:22.250 --> 00:57:25.000
  • laws of faith, I had it.
  • 00:57:25.000 --> 00:57:26.170
  • I claimed it, I named it, I saw
  • 00:57:26.170 --> 00:57:28.040
  • it, I believed over it.
  • 00:57:28.160 --> 00:57:31.160
  • And one day, my doorbell rang,
  • 00:57:31.160 --> 00:57:33.130
  • and it was a girl that I loved
  • 00:57:34.090 --> 00:57:37.090
  • with the love of the Lord,
  • 00:57:41.170 --> 00:57:44.170
  • but I didn't like her.
  • 00:57:44.170 --> 00:57:47.040
  • Matter of fact, she annoyed
  • 00:57:47.040 --> 00:57:48.120
  • the living daylights out of me.
  • 00:57:49.130 --> 00:57:52.130
  • "I love you with the love of
  • 00:57:52.130 --> 00:57:53.200
  • the Lord," whatever that is.
  • 00:57:55.140 --> 00:57:58.140
  • I'm still trying to figure out
  • 00:57:58.140 --> 00:57:59.050
  • what that is.
  • 00:57:59.050 --> 00:58:01.170
  • And she had this huge box.
  • 00:58:01.190 --> 00:58:04.190
  • She was so excited, she said,
  • 00:58:04.190 --> 00:58:07.010
  • "You are not going to believe
  • 00:58:07.200 --> 00:58:10.200
  • what somebody gave me."
  • 00:58:14.000 --> 00:58:17.000
  • In my house, she brought it
  • 00:58:17.000 --> 00:58:18.090
  • to my house, my fur coat.
  • 00:58:25.090 --> 00:58:28.090
  • Somebody gave her a fur coat.
  • 00:58:30.000 --> 00:58:33.000
  • And she was not nearly
  • 00:58:33.000 --> 00:58:33.220
  • as spiritual as me.
  • 00:58:35.100 --> 00:58:38.100
  • I even tithed on my birthday
  • 00:58:39.250 --> 00:58:42.250
  • money, I was so spiritual.
  • 00:58:43.090 --> 00:58:46.090
  • I fasted 'til I almost died.
  • 00:58:47.160 --> 00:58:50.160
  • I mean, do you understand?
  • 00:58:50.160 --> 00:58:51.250
  • I was Miss ministry spiritual.
  • 00:58:55.140 --> 00:58:58.140
  • Now, I honestly thought they had
  • 00:58:58.140 --> 00:59:01.020
  • to deliver it to the wrong house
  • 00:59:01.060 --> 00:59:04.060
  • because she lived next door to
  • 00:59:04.060 --> 00:59:04.280
  • me.
  • 00:59:04.280 --> 00:59:07.280
  • Well, I'll tell you what, when I
  • 00:59:07.280 --> 00:59:10.180
  • saw that box, when I saw that
  • 00:59:10.180 --> 00:59:13.020
  • coat, everything--I mean, I was
  • 00:59:13.190 --> 00:59:16.190
  • mad at her, I was mad at God.
  • 00:59:16.190 --> 00:59:19.020
  • I was mad.
  • 00:59:19.020 --> 00:59:19.210
  • I was just, like, jealousy
  • 00:59:19.210 --> 00:59:21.280
  • and rage and resentment.
  • 00:59:23.120 --> 00:59:26.120
  • Come on.
  • 00:59:27.070 --> 00:59:30.070
  • "Praise the Lord.
  • 00:59:32.170 --> 00:59:35.170
  • Yeah, oh, that's really pretty,
  • 00:59:35.170 --> 00:59:38.060
  • oh yeah."
  • 00:59:38.060 --> 00:59:39.170
  • I'm thinking, "God, if you don't
  • 00:59:39.170 --> 00:59:41.000
  • get her out of here, I am going
  • 00:59:41.000 --> 00:59:42.010
  • to kill her.
  • 00:59:42.010 --> 00:59:43.230
  • You have got to make her leave."
  • 00:59:47.220 --> 00:59:50.220
  • Well see, here's the thing.
  • 00:59:50.220 --> 00:59:53.030
  • I'm like, "Oh God, I want to go
  • 00:59:53.030 --> 00:59:54.140
  • all over the world and preach
  • 00:59:54.140 --> 00:59:55.150
  • the gospel to every creature.
  • 00:59:55.150 --> 00:59:56.230
  • And I just--I want to be
  • 00:59:56.230 --> 00:59:57.180
  • like you, Jesus."
  • 00:59:57.180 --> 00:59:58.200
  • And so, the last thing
  • 00:59:58.200 --> 01:00:00.100
  • I needed was a fur coat.
  • 01:00:00.100 --> 01:00:03.000
  • That was the last thing on
  • 01:00:03.000 --> 01:00:04.110
  • the earth, on the planet,
  • 01:00:04.110 --> 01:00:06.080
  • that I needed.
  • 01:00:06.080 --> 01:00:08.210
  • What I needed was circumcision
  • 01:00:08.210 --> 01:00:11.200
  • and pruning.
  • 01:00:11.200 --> 01:00:13.220
  • And I needed God to deal with
  • 01:00:13.220 --> 01:00:14.260
  • me, and I needed to get rid of
  • 01:00:14.260 --> 01:00:16.250
  • the jealousy, and I needed to
  • 01:00:16.250 --> 01:00:18.060
  • get rid of the resentment, and
  • 01:00:18.060 --> 01:00:19.270
  • I needed to have right motives.
  • 01:00:22.230 --> 01:00:25.230
  • We want God to work on
  • 01:00:25.230 --> 01:00:27.080
  • the outside, and he wants to
  • 01:00:27.080 --> 01:00:29.030
  • work on the inside.
  • 01:00:29.030 --> 01:00:31.280
  • And when the inside gets right,
  • 01:00:31.280 --> 01:00:33.030
  • it'll make its way to
  • 01:00:33.030 --> 01:00:34.120
  • the outside, and all of these
  • 01:00:34.120 --> 01:00:36.010
  • things will be added unto you.
  • 01:00:39.040 --> 01:00:42.040
  • Well, I had kind of a little
  • 01:00:42.040 --> 01:00:43.220
  • epiphany the other day because
  • 01:00:43.240 --> 01:00:46.240
  • I finally got a fur coat.
  • 01:00:46.290 --> 01:00:49.290
  • Actually, more than one.
  • 01:00:49.290 --> 01:00:51.210
  • I had--people were giving me fur
  • 01:00:51.210 --> 01:00:53.280
  • coats and I had--you know, so I
  • 01:00:53.280 --> 01:00:55.140
  • had fur coats.
  • 01:00:55.140 --> 01:00:56.170
  • But I had the--the only one that
  • 01:00:57.160 --> 01:01:00.180
  • I kept is in the basement,
  • 01:01:00.180 --> 01:01:02.070
  • hanging in a closet.
  • 01:01:02.070 --> 01:01:03.160
  • And you know, people don't even
  • 01:01:03.160 --> 01:01:05.020
  • wear them anymore.
  • 01:01:05.020 --> 01:01:06.060
  • And she--and it was hanging kind
  • 01:01:06.060 --> 01:01:08.150
  • of lopsided on the hanger, which
  • 01:01:08.150 --> 01:01:10.120
  • made it look really pitiful.
  • 01:01:10.190 --> 01:01:13.190
  • So I happened--the closet door
  • 01:01:13.190 --> 01:01:14.270
  • in the basement was open where
  • 01:01:14.270 --> 01:01:16.010
  • we keep some extra stuff, and I
  • 01:01:16.010 --> 01:01:17.130
  • happened to see this fur coat
  • 01:01:17.130 --> 01:01:20.010
  • hanging over in the corner,
  • 01:01:20.010 --> 01:01:22.090
  • kind of sort of in the dark,
  • 01:01:22.090 --> 01:01:23.260
  • kind of crooked on the hanger.
  • 01:01:23.260 --> 01:01:26.030
  • And I thought--it's just like it
  • 01:01:30.050 --> 01:01:33.050
  • brought back all the stupidity
  • 01:01:35.070 --> 01:01:38.070
  • and the childishness of what
  • 01:01:39.250 --> 01:01:42.250
  • I thought was important at that
  • 01:01:42.280 --> 01:01:45.280
  • time, that was not important
  • 01:01:45.280 --> 01:01:48.240
  • at all.
  • 01:01:48.240 --> 01:01:51.120
  • But I had to live life to then
  • 01:01:52.180 --> 01:01:55.180
  • look back and see how utterly
  • 01:01:56.090 --> 01:01:59.090
  • ridiculous it was.
  • 01:01:59.160 --> 01:02:02.180
  • Come on, give God a big praise.
  • 01:02:03.140 --> 01:02:06.140
  • Well, see, the fur coat piece of
  • 01:02:10.290 --> 01:02:13.290
  • the puzzle, when my friend got
  • 01:02:15.120 --> 01:02:18.120
  • my fur coat and she's not nearly
  • 01:02:18.120 --> 01:02:20.210
  • as spiritual as me,
  • 01:02:20.210 --> 01:02:22.170
  • I did not understand that.
  • 01:02:22.200 --> 01:02:25.200
  • So, I had to set it aside
  • 01:02:25.200 --> 01:02:27.120
  • over there somewhere.
  • 01:02:28.270 --> 01:02:31.270
  • And actually, I mean, I got it
  • 01:02:31.270 --> 01:02:33.090
  • before, but if nothing else,
  • 01:02:33.090 --> 01:02:35.020
  • last week when I looked in the
  • 01:02:35.020 --> 01:02:36.290
  • closet, man, that piece went
  • 01:02:36.290 --> 01:02:39.130
  • right into place.
  • 01:02:40.110 --> 01:02:43.110
  • It was like, "Oh yeah, God, you
  • 01:02:43.110 --> 01:02:46.040
  • gave it to her purposely, and
  • 01:02:47.130 --> 01:02:50.130
  • you made me watch because you
  • 01:02:53.250 --> 01:02:56.250
  • were after something in me that
  • 01:02:59.210 --> 01:03:02.230
  • had to come out in order for me
  • 01:03:02.240 --> 01:03:05.240
  • to be here where I'm at today."
  • 01:03:06.280 --> 01:03:09.280
  • Come on now,
  • 01:03:09.280 --> 01:03:10.220
  • you've asked God for a lot.
  • 01:03:10.220 --> 01:03:12.110
  • Do you want it or not?
  • 01:03:13.010 --> 01:03:16.010
  • I said you've asked God for
  • 01:03:16.010 --> 01:03:17.100
  • a lot.
  • 01:03:17.100 --> 01:03:18.050
  • Do you want it or not?
  • 01:03:20.240 --> 01:03:23.240
  • Then it's not going to be all
  • 01:03:23.240 --> 01:03:25.150
  • rainbow days for you.
  • 01:03:27.050 --> 01:03:30.050
  • The Apostle John had a little
  • 01:03:30.050 --> 01:03:32.200
  • nicer word for it.
  • 01:03:32.200 --> 01:03:34.150
  • He called it pruning in John 15.
  • 01:03:35.070 --> 01:03:38.070
  • If you don't bear fruit, you'll
  • 01:03:38.070 --> 01:03:39.200
  • be pruned away, cut off,
  • 01:03:39.200 --> 01:03:41.180
  • trimmed off.
  • 01:03:41.180 --> 01:03:42.160
  • And if you bear fruit, you will
  • 01:03:42.160 --> 01:03:43.290
  • be pruned so you bear richer and
  • 01:03:43.290 --> 01:03:45.230
  • more excellent fruit.
  • 01:03:45.230 --> 01:03:48.040
  • So, I got the revelation early
  • 01:03:48.040 --> 01:03:49.060
  • in my walk with God you're
  • 01:03:49.060 --> 01:03:50.130
  • pruned if you do and pruned if
  • 01:03:50.130 --> 01:03:51.180
  • you don't, so we might as well
  • 01:03:53.240 --> 01:03:56.240
  • just ask for the version that's
  • 01:03:56.240 --> 01:03:58.200
  • going to do us some ultimate
  • 01:03:58.200 --> 01:04:00.050
  • good somewhere down the line.
  • 01:04:00.050 --> 01:04:02.200
  • Amen?
  • 01:04:05.250 --> 01:04:08.250
  • Trust God and do good.
  • 01:04:11.130 --> 01:04:14.130
  • Your church has 200 people for
  • 01:04:14.130 --> 01:04:16.120
  • the last 10 years, and a new guy
  • 01:04:16.170 --> 01:04:19.170
  • comes to town and has 1.000
  • 01:04:19.170 --> 01:04:20.210
  • people in 4 months.
  • 01:04:20.210 --> 01:04:23.140
  • And you get stuck sitting next
  • 01:04:23.140 --> 01:04:24.240
  • to him at the leader's luncheon,
  • 01:04:27.120 --> 01:04:30.120
  • where he spends the whole time
  • 01:04:30.120 --> 01:04:31.280
  • telling you all about
  • 01:04:31.280 --> 01:04:33.080
  • his church.
  • 01:04:33.160 --> 01:04:36.160
  • "Praise the Lord."
  • 01:04:37.170 --> 01:04:40.170
  • And then when you leave, God
  • 01:04:40.170 --> 01:04:42.170
  • tells you to send him a generous
  • 01:04:42.170 --> 01:04:44.100
  • offering to help pay for
  • 01:04:45.070 --> 01:04:48.070
  • the overflow room he now has
  • 01:04:48.070 --> 01:04:50.030
  • to build because his church
  • 01:04:50.030 --> 01:04:52.230
  • is growing so rapidly.
  • 01:04:52.230 --> 01:04:55.150
  • And everything in you is going,
  • 01:04:57.240 --> 01:05:00.260
  • "God, do you hate me?"
  • 01:05:03.280 --> 01:05:06.280
  • But when you obey God when it
  • 01:05:09.270 --> 01:05:12.270
  • hurts so bad, you feel like you
  • 01:05:12.270 --> 01:05:14.170
  • just cannot stand it, I said
  • 01:05:14.170 --> 01:05:17.070
  • when you obey God when it hurts
  • 01:05:17.070 --> 01:05:19.030
  • so bad that you feel like you
  • 01:05:19.030 --> 01:05:20.170
  • just cannot stand it,
  • 01:05:25.040 --> 01:05:28.040
  • that's when you become dangerous
  • 01:05:28.190 --> 01:05:31.190
  • to the devil.
  • 01:05:34.050 --> 01:05:37.050
  • Amen?
  • 01:05:38.030 --> 01:05:41.030
  • And the pain doesn't
  • 01:05:41.030 --> 01:05:41.260
  • last forever.
  • 01:05:41.260 --> 01:05:44.250
  • I'll tell you, when I look back
  • 01:05:44.250 --> 01:05:46.010
  • at what I went through,
  • 01:05:46.010 --> 01:05:47.160
  • oh my God.
  • 01:05:47.160 --> 01:05:49.290
  • I mean, I was abused by my dad,
  • 01:05:49.290 --> 01:05:52.010
  • and so I had--oh, I mean, you
  • 01:05:52.010 --> 01:05:53.080
  • talk about dysfunction.
  • 01:05:53.080 --> 01:05:54.210
  • I mean, I was the queen of
  • 01:05:54.210 --> 01:05:55.140
  • dysfunction.
  • 01:05:57.160 --> 01:06:00.180
  • And I mean, well, it's too long
  • 01:06:00.210 --> 01:06:03.210
  • of a story to try to get into,
  • 01:06:03.210 --> 01:06:04.270
  • but when I look back at
  • 01:06:05.250 --> 01:06:08.250
  • everything that I went through,
  • 01:06:08.250 --> 01:06:11.240
  • and I am so happy now, I am so
  • 01:06:13.280 --> 01:06:16.280
  • peaceful, I am so blessed.
  • 01:06:19.160 --> 01:06:22.160
  • My kids are saved, and my
  • 01:06:22.160 --> 01:06:24.190
  • husband and I, Dave's over here.
  • 01:06:24.190 --> 01:06:26.260
  • Stand up, Dave.
  • 01:06:26.260 --> 01:06:27.190
  • Dave and I have been married
  • 01:06:27.190 --> 01:06:28.240
  • almost 50 years.
  • 01:06:31.070 --> 01:06:34.070
  • Yea.
  • 01:06:34.070 --> 01:06:36.040
  • Dave's been in a gazillion
  • 01:06:36.040 --> 01:06:36.290
  • women's meetings.
  • 01:06:39.240 --> 01:06:42.240
  • We've been married 48 and a half
  • 01:06:42.240 --> 01:06:44.170
  • years.
  • 01:06:48.260 --> 01:06:51.260
  • And man, I'll tell you, when him
  • 01:06:51.260 --> 01:06:54.060
  • and I first got married, I mean,
  • 01:06:54.060 --> 01:06:55.230
  • if you even tried to tell me
  • 01:06:55.230 --> 01:06:58.030
  • anything, fire shot out of my
  • 01:06:58.030 --> 01:07:00.030
  • eyes.
  • 01:07:03.070 --> 01:07:06.070
  • And now, would it be--I wouldn't
  • 01:07:06.070 --> 01:07:08.280
  • be stretching it to say that I'm
  • 01:07:08.280 --> 01:07:11.050
  • a submissive wife, would I?
  • 01:07:11.050 --> 01:07:13.230
  • See?
  • 01:07:15.270 --> 01:07:18.270
  • I am.
  • 01:07:18.270 --> 01:07:21.170
  • Dave knows what I'm called to
  • 01:07:21.170 --> 01:07:22.240
  • do, and he blesses me in doing
  • 01:07:22.240 --> 01:07:24.050
  • it.
  • 01:07:24.050 --> 01:07:25.010
  • And it's obvious that, you know,
  • 01:07:25.010 --> 01:07:27.120
  • I'm a woman, but I'm not
  • 01:07:31.060 --> 01:07:34.060
  • his teacher, I'm his wife.
  • 01:07:39.050 --> 01:07:42.050
  • Amen?
  • 01:07:43.070 --> 01:07:46.070
  • And that's where women get mixed
  • 01:07:46.070 --> 01:07:48.280
  • up when they want to be used by
  • 01:07:48.280 --> 01:07:49.290
  • God.
  • 01:07:49.290 --> 01:07:51.060
  • They start thinking now they're
  • 01:07:51.060 --> 01:07:51.290
  • everybody's teacher and
  • 01:07:51.290 --> 01:07:53.090
  • everybody's boss 'cause they're
  • 01:07:53.090 --> 01:07:55.090
  • anointed now.
  • 01:07:57.160 --> 01:08:00.180
  • Amen.
  • 01:08:01.120 --> 01:08:04.120
  • One of the main reasons why our
  • 01:08:04.120 --> 01:08:06.010
  • ministry has had such longevity
  • 01:08:06.010 --> 01:08:07.190
  • and why we're being able to help
  • 01:08:07.190 --> 01:08:09.290
  • so many people is because things
  • 01:08:09.290 --> 01:08:11.290
  • are right behind the scenes
  • 01:08:12.120 --> 01:08:15.120
  • at home, behind closed doors.
  • 01:08:17.110 --> 01:08:20.110
  • Amen?
  • 01:08:22.160 --> 01:08:25.160
  • What happens if you write your
  • 01:08:25.160 --> 01:08:27.140
  • book and it sells 25.000, and a
  • 01:08:27.140 --> 01:08:29.210
  • friend of yours writes one that
  • 01:08:29.210 --> 01:08:31.150
  • you don't even like and it sells
  • 01:08:31.150 --> 01:08:32.260
  • a million copies?
  • 01:08:32.260 --> 01:08:35.200
  • Your friend gets the promotion
  • 01:08:35.200 --> 01:08:36.150
  • at work that you wanted and
  • 01:08:36.150 --> 01:08:37.180
  • believe you deserve.
  • 01:08:37.180 --> 01:08:40.090
  • Your friend loses 30 pounds
  • 01:08:40.090 --> 01:08:41.180
  • walking and drinking
  • 01:08:41.180 --> 01:08:43.010
  • lots of water.
  • 01:08:44.230 --> 01:08:47.230
  • I remember a girl telling me
  • 01:08:47.230 --> 01:08:49.220
  • that one time.
  • 01:08:49.220 --> 01:08:50.130
  • She lost a lot of weight and I
  • 01:08:50.130 --> 01:08:51.080
  • said, "Oh, how'd you lose
  • 01:08:51.080 --> 01:08:51.290
  • weight?"
  • 01:08:51.290 --> 01:08:52.160
  • She said, "I just started
  • 01:08:52.160 --> 01:08:53.100
  • walking and drinking a lot of
  • 01:08:53.100 --> 01:08:54.050
  • water."
  • 01:08:56.080 --> 01:08:59.080
  • And I could starve for 4 months
  • 01:08:59.080 --> 01:09:01.110
  • and lose 2 pounds.
  • 01:09:07.020 --> 01:09:10.020
  • "Well, she must just have a fast
  • 01:09:10.020 --> 01:09:11.170
  • metabolism."
  • 01:09:11.170 --> 01:09:13.050
  • And you feel like yours is in a
  • 01:09:13.050 --> 01:09:14.000
  • coma.
  • 01:09:20.140 --> 01:09:23.140
  • Can we once and for all start
  • 01:09:23.280 --> 01:09:26.280
  • working toward being completely
  • 01:09:26.280 --> 01:09:29.080
  • free from competing with one
  • 01:09:29.080 --> 01:09:31.190
  • another and comparing ourselves
  • 01:09:31.190 --> 01:09:33.180
  • with each other?
  • 01:09:34.210 --> 01:09:37.210
  • We do it in the church over
  • 01:09:37.210 --> 01:09:39.130
  • spiritual gifts and everything
  • 01:09:39.130 --> 01:09:41.040
  • else imaginable.
  • 01:09:41.040 --> 01:09:43.130
  • "Well, I should be singing in
  • 01:09:43.130 --> 01:09:45.100
  • the choir.
  • 01:09:45.100 --> 01:09:45.290
  • My voice is a lot better than
  • 01:09:45.290 --> 01:09:46.220
  • hers."
  • 01:09:46.220 --> 01:09:48.080
  • And on and on and on and on it
  • 01:09:49.020 --> 01:09:52.020
  • goes.
  • 01:09:52.020 --> 01:09:52.240
  • Now, you know what?
  • 01:09:52.240 --> 01:09:54.070
  • Really, when you get right down
  • 01:09:54.070 --> 01:09:55.170
  • to it, what difference does it
  • 01:09:55.170 --> 01:09:58.010
  • really make what we're doing as
  • 01:09:58.010 --> 01:10:00.230
  • long as we're serving God
  • 01:10:02.040 --> 01:10:05.040
  • and living for him?
  • 01:10:05.070 --> 01:10:08.070
  • Now, I'll admit, you know, I got
  • 01:10:08.070 --> 01:10:09.070
  • a few years on me now.
  • 01:10:09.070 --> 01:10:10.120
  • And the longer you live, the
  • 01:10:10.120 --> 01:10:11.240
  • more you realize how stupid some
  • 01:10:11.240 --> 01:10:14.110
  • stuff is.
  • 01:10:14.110 --> 01:10:17.080
  • So, that is a great benefit of
  • 01:10:17.080 --> 01:10:19.080
  • living a while and getting
  • 01:10:20.060 --> 01:10:23.060
  • a little bit older.
  • 01:10:23.060 --> 01:10:25.020
  • Because then you can look back,
  • 01:10:25.020 --> 01:10:26.140
  • and by then, most of your
  • 01:10:26.140 --> 01:10:28.180
  • puzzle's put together.
  • 01:10:28.180 --> 01:10:29.250
  • There might be a few pieces
  • 01:10:29.250 --> 01:10:30.220
  • missing, but you got most of it.
  • 01:10:30.220 --> 01:10:33.140
  • You're understanding most of it.
  • 01:10:33.140 --> 01:10:35.060
  • You know, it's coming together.
  • 01:10:35.060 --> 01:10:37.290
  • But boy, am I a lot smarter
  • 01:10:37.290 --> 01:10:39.050
  • than I was when I was 42 and 50.
  • 01:10:40.160 --> 01:10:43.160
  • And so many things that were so
  • 01:10:43.160 --> 01:10:45.250
  • important to me then just don't
  • 01:10:45.250 --> 01:10:47.260
  • mean anything to me now.
  • 01:10:49.040 --> 01:10:52.040
  • Amen?
  • 01:10:52.040 --> 01:10:55.030
  • We're either going to get down
  • 01:10:55.030 --> 01:10:57.070
  • to God's business or
  • 01:10:57.070 --> 01:10:59.130
  • what's the point?
  • 01:11:01.010 --> 01:11:04.010
  • And we're going to--we're going
  • 01:11:04.010 --> 01:11:05.100
  • to have a turnaround.
  • 01:11:05.100 --> 01:11:07.060
  • And instead of telling God what
  • 01:11:07.060 --> 01:11:08.180
  • he's got to give us every day to
  • 01:11:08.180 --> 01:11:10.120
  • keep us happy and saved,
  • 01:11:11.270 --> 01:11:14.270
  • "Well, God, if I don't get a
  • 01:11:14.270 --> 01:11:16.130
  • breakthrough, I just don't think
  • 01:11:16.130 --> 01:11:17.180
  • I can hold on," what we're going
  • 01:11:18.020 --> 01:11:21.020
  • to do is we're going to turn
  • 01:11:21.020 --> 01:11:21.290
  • around and we're going to say,
  • 01:11:21.290 --> 01:11:23.080
  • "God, from now on, I want to
  • 01:11:23.110 --> 01:11:26.110
  • know what you want.
  • 01:11:28.150 --> 01:11:31.150
  • I just want to know what you
  • 01:11:31.150 --> 01:11:32.140
  • want.
  • 01:11:32.140 --> 01:11:33.160
  • And no matter what it costs, I
  • 01:11:33.160 --> 01:11:35.080
  • want you to give me the grace to
  • 01:11:35.080 --> 01:11:37.180
  • be obedient to you because I
  • 01:11:37.200 --> 01:11:40.200
  • love you.
  • 01:11:40.200 --> 01:11:42.140
  • There's nobody like you.
  • 01:11:42.140 --> 01:11:43.270
  • And I can do without a whole lot
  • 01:11:43.270 --> 01:11:46.100
  • of other things.
  • 01:11:46.100 --> 01:11:47.050
  • I can do without a man, I can do
  • 01:11:47.050 --> 01:11:48.210
  • without a fur coat, I can do
  • 01:11:48.210 --> 01:11:50.150
  • without a promotion.
  • 01:11:50.150 --> 01:11:51.160
  • I don't have to sing in the
  • 01:11:51.160 --> 01:11:52.170
  • choir.
  • 01:11:52.170 --> 01:11:53.110
  • But I cannot do without you.
  • 01:11:57.010 --> 01:12:00.030
  • I've got to have you.
  • 01:12:00.030 --> 01:12:02.170
  • And not a little bit of you,
  • 01:12:02.170 --> 01:12:03.110
  • all of you."
  • 01:12:03.140 --> 01:12:06.140
  • Amen?
  • 01:12:06.260 --> 01:12:09.260
  • "God, you do what you want to
  • 01:12:09.260 --> 01:12:11.230
  • in my life."
  • 01:12:12.060 --> 01:12:15.060
  • And this is what I pray, "And
  • 01:12:15.060 --> 01:12:17.070
  • God, if you have to tie me to
  • 01:12:17.070 --> 01:12:19.100
  • the altar, no matter how much I
  • 01:12:20.230 --> 01:12:23.230
  • kick and scream, I'm making the
  • 01:12:24.220 --> 01:12:27.220
  • commitment right now I want to
  • 01:12:27.220 --> 01:12:29.130
  • go all the way with you.
  • 01:12:29.130 --> 01:12:32.040
  • And when I try to turn back,
  • 01:12:32.040 --> 01:12:33.150
  • don't let me.
  • 01:12:33.180 --> 01:12:36.180
  • Your will be done in earth
  • 01:12:38.040 --> 01:12:41.040
  • as it is in heaven."
  • 01:12:41.040 --> 01:12:44.040
  • I don't want to be unkind, but I
  • 01:12:44.040 --> 01:12:46.040
  • just want to say that I am just
  • 01:12:47.250 --> 01:12:50.250
  • so fed up with selfish,
  • 01:12:54.060 --> 01:12:57.060
  • self-centered, whining
  • 01:12:57.070 --> 01:13:00.090
  • That felt good to get that out.
  • 01:13:14.010 --> 01:13:17.010
  • I mean, I was one for God knows
  • 01:13:17.010 --> 01:13:19.170
  • how long.
  • 01:13:21.230 --> 01:13:24.230
  • And it just isn't pretty.
  • 01:13:27.080 --> 01:13:30.080
  • Verse 19, "But he said this to
  • 01:13:30.080 --> 01:13:31.170
  • Peter to indicate to him what
  • 01:13:31.170 --> 01:13:33.150
  • kind of death he would die.
  • 01:13:33.150 --> 01:13:36.020
  • And then he said to him,
  • 01:13:36.020 --> 01:13:36.240
  • 'Follow me.'"
  • 01:13:36.240 --> 01:13:37.190
  • Now, verse 20.
  • 01:13:37.190 --> 01:13:39.030
  • This is so stinking good.
  • 01:13:39.050 --> 01:13:42.050
  • "But Peter turned."
  • 01:13:42.250 --> 01:13:45.250
  • This is Peter's response to what
  • 01:13:45.250 --> 01:13:47.230
  • Jesus just said to him.
  • 01:13:47.230 --> 01:13:49.040
  • "But Peter turned and saw
  • 01:13:49.040 --> 01:13:50.260
  • the disciple whom Jesus loved,"
  • 01:13:51.080 --> 01:13:54.080
  • that was John.
  • 01:13:54.080 --> 01:13:56.060
  • And this is the book of John
  • 01:13:56.060 --> 01:13:57.290
  • that John wrote.
  • 01:13:58.180 --> 01:14:01.200
  • And John refers to himself in
  • 01:14:01.200 --> 01:14:02.190
  • the book that he wrote over and
  • 01:14:04.270 --> 01:14:07.270
  • over and over as the one whom
  • 01:14:07.270 --> 01:14:09.200
  • Jesus loved.
  • 01:14:10.180 --> 01:14:13.180
  • Now, I know enough about Peter's
  • 01:14:13.180 --> 01:14:16.020
  • personality, because I've got
  • 01:14:16.020 --> 01:14:17.150
  • it, to know that he wanted to
  • 01:14:17.150 --> 01:14:18.180
  • knock John's lights out.
  • 01:14:21.070 --> 01:14:24.070
  • So, Peter right away turns to
  • 01:14:24.110 --> 01:14:27.110
  • Jesus and says,
  • 01:14:27.110 --> 01:14:28.240
  • "What about John?"
  • 01:14:28.270 --> 01:14:31.270
  • It's kind of like, "Is he going
  • 01:14:31.270 --> 01:14:33.040
  • to suffer too?"
  • 01:14:35.110 --> 01:14:38.110
  • Come on, you know, sometimes if
  • 01:14:38.110 --> 01:14:39.230
  • we're not really all that crazy
  • 01:14:39.230 --> 01:14:40.280
  • about somebody, and we're going
  • 01:14:40.290 --> 01:14:43.290
  • through a rough time and they've
  • 01:14:43.290 --> 01:14:45.050
  • got it easy, boy is that
  • 01:14:45.050 --> 01:14:46.210
  • annoying.
  • 01:14:51.190 --> 01:14:54.190
  • And then I love this.
  • 01:14:56.090 --> 01:14:59.090
  • Samuel went to anoint a new
  • 01:14:59.090 --> 01:15:00.120
  • king, and all of the brothers
  • 01:15:00.120 --> 01:15:02.160
  • were brought in, and none of
  • 01:15:02.160 --> 01:15:03.210
  • them were right, weren't right,
  • 01:15:03.210 --> 01:15:04.220
  • weren't right, weren't right.
  • 01:15:04.220 --> 01:15:06.080
  • And then they finally brought in
  • 01:15:06.080 --> 01:15:07.010
  • David.
  • 01:15:07.280 --> 01:15:10.280
  • And you would have thought that
  • 01:15:10.280 --> 01:15:11.200
  • Samuel could have taken him
  • 01:15:11.200 --> 01:15:13.050
  • aside privately so as to not
  • 01:15:13.050 --> 01:15:14.270
  • hurt the other brothers'
  • 01:15:14.270 --> 01:15:15.280
  • feelings.
  • 01:15:17.090 --> 01:15:20.090
  • Don't want to make them feel bad
  • 01:15:20.090 --> 01:15:21.070
  • that they've been rejected.
  • 01:15:23.090 --> 01:15:26.090
  • Oh, I love this.
  • 01:15:26.090 --> 01:15:28.030
  • This is why I do this, because I
  • 01:15:28.030 --> 01:15:30.160
  • have so stinking much fun
  • 01:15:30.160 --> 01:15:31.250
  • preaching.
  • 01:15:32.050 --> 01:15:35.050
  • Verse 13, 1 Samuel 16:13, "Then
  • 01:15:35.190 --> 01:15:38.190
  • Samuel took the horn of oil and
  • 01:15:38.190 --> 01:15:41.150
  • anointed David in the midst of
  • 01:15:41.150 --> 01:15:43.080
  • his brothers."
  • 01:15:45.020 --> 01:15:48.020
  • Put him, that little, scrawny,
  • 01:15:48.070 --> 01:15:51.070
  • sheep-keeping baby brother, set
  • 01:15:52.050 --> 01:15:55.050
  • him right in the middle of all
  • 01:15:55.050 --> 01:15:56.160
  • of them that had been rejected,
  • 01:15:56.160 --> 01:15:58.280
  • and poured the anointing oil on
  • 01:15:58.280 --> 01:16:01.120
  • him, made him king, and made
  • 01:16:01.170 --> 01:16:04.170
  • them watch.
  • 01:16:04.170 --> 01:16:07.140
  • Come on, come on.
  • 01:16:07.240 --> 01:16:10.240
  • Maybe you're having to watch
  • 01:16:10.240 --> 01:16:11.240
  • somebody else right now, but
  • 01:16:11.240 --> 01:16:13.130
  • someday, you'll be anointed king
  • 01:16:13.130 --> 01:16:14.210
  • and somebody else will have to
  • 01:16:14.210 --> 01:16:16.050
  • watch.
  • 01:16:16.250 --> 01:16:19.250
  • Let's even put it better than
  • 01:16:19.250 --> 01:16:21.060
  • this.
  • 01:16:21.060 --> 01:16:21.250
  • Many of you are already anointed
  • 01:16:21.250 --> 01:16:23.160
  • to be king, but you have to
  • 01:16:23.160 --> 01:16:25.000
  • realize that David did not wear
  • 01:16:25.000 --> 01:16:27.000
  • the crown for 20 years after he
  • 01:16:27.000 --> 01:16:29.120
  • was anointed.
  • 01:16:29.240 --> 01:16:32.240
  • He spent those 20 years in
  • 01:16:32.240 --> 01:16:34.030
  • caves, running from a crazy man.
  • 01:16:34.110 --> 01:16:37.110
  • Hoo boy, I can see you guys are
  • 01:16:38.180 --> 01:16:41.180
  • about to wear out.
  • 01:16:41.180 --> 01:16:42.260
  • I better bring this to a close.
  • 01:16:43.240 --> 01:16:46.240
  • Okay, one final thought here,
  • 01:16:46.240 --> 01:16:48.190
  • Rachel and Leah.
  • 01:16:51.120 --> 01:16:54.120
  • Have you ever had any sibling
  • 01:16:54.120 --> 01:16:55.270
  • rivalry?
  • 01:16:56.010 --> 01:16:59.010
  • Were you ever the kind of fluffy
  • 01:16:59.010 --> 01:17:01.170
  • sister that had the skinny
  • 01:17:01.170 --> 01:17:03.010
  • Oh my gosh, I see situations
  • 01:17:15.260 --> 01:17:18.260
  • like that all the time.
  • 01:17:18.260 --> 01:17:20.190
  • One sister is so sweet, she just
  • 01:17:20.190 --> 01:17:22.240
  • drips sugar when she opens her
  • 01:17:22.240 --> 01:17:24.220
  • mouth.
  • 01:17:24.220 --> 01:17:26.190
  • And she forgets to eat, and
  • 01:17:29.060 --> 01:17:32.060
  • the other sister lives in
  • 01:17:32.060 --> 01:17:33.000
  • the refrigerator.
  • 01:17:39.180 --> 01:17:42.180
  • Okay, well, let's get to this.
  • 01:17:43.290 --> 01:17:46.290
  • In Genesis 29, there were
  • 01:17:48.120 --> 01:17:51.120
  • 2 sisters, Leah and Rachel.
  • 01:17:51.120 --> 01:17:52.260
  • Jacob loved Rachel,
  • 01:17:52.260 --> 01:17:54.110
  • but Leah was the eldest.
  • 01:17:54.110 --> 01:17:56.040
  • And he got stuck with her, had
  • 01:17:58.080 --> 01:18:01.100
  • to work seven more years for
  • 01:18:01.100 --> 01:18:03.230
  • Rachel.
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  • But the thing the Bible says,
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  • which is amusing to me, is that
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  • Leah had dull, weak eyes.
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  • I think that's a real godly way
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  • of saying she just flat out
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  • wasn't very pretty, maybe even
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  • downright ugly, I don't know.
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  • And in the same verse, Leah had
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  • dull, weak eyes, and Rachel was
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  • beautiful.
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  • Okay, now listen, listen,
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  • listen, listen because this is
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  • so good.
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  • But one of the things that--so
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  • eventually, Jacob's got both of
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  • them as wives.
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  • And one of the things that was
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  • extremely important to women
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  • then was to be able to have
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  • children and an heir for
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  • the bloodline.
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  • And so, the Bible says that Leah
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  • gave birth to seven children,
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  • and Rachel had to watch.
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  • And she never had one during
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  • that whole time.
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  • Now later, she did have two, but
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  • years and years and years.
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  • Okay, she had the sparky eyes,
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  • but she didn't get the babies.
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  • Leah had the dull, weak eyes,
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  • but she got the babies.
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  • Let me tell you something.
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  • Whatever you don't have,
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  • God will give you something else
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  • to make up for it.
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  • Come on now.
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  • Whatever you don't have, God
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  • will give you something else to
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  • make up for it.
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  • And here's what I've come to.
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  • Everybody gets something, and
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  • everybody doesn't get something.
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  • I can preach, but I cannot sing.
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  • I can manage a worldwide
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  • organization, but I tell you
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  • what, even my stick people,
  • 01:20:06.120 --> 01:20:08.190
  • when I draw them, are scary.
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  • We all have things that we can
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  • do and things we can't do.
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  • We all have things that we're
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  • good at and things that we're
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  • not good at.
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  • We all have strengths,
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  • we all have weaknesses.
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  • And let me tell you something,
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  • it's good to know what you can
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  • do, but it's even better to know
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  • what you cannot do.
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  • And don't make a fool out of
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  • yourself spending your life
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  • trying to be something you're
  • 01:20:34.270 --> 01:20:36.160
  • not to prove something you don't
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  • even have to prove.
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  • Come on, give God a praise.
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  • Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen.
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  • Whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo.
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  • So, what do you do when God
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  • doesn't pick you?
  • 01:20:51.280 --> 01:20:53.090
  • You trust him.
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  • And you say, "God, I know that
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  • you will never do anything
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  • unless it's going to work out
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  • for my ultimate good.
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  • And I'm not in this with you,
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  • God, to get what I want.
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  • I'm in it for what you want.
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  • And so, if me not getting what I
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  • want works out better for your
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  • plan, then thank you, God,
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  • for not giving me what I want."
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  • Amen?
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  • You are the solid rock on
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  • love, there's no one else
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  • that can compare.
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  • Mighty one of Israel,
  • 01:21:46.030 --> 01:21:48.090
  • my redeemer,
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  • you're always there.
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  • So, I lift my hands to give
  • 01:21:55.120 --> 01:21:58.050
  • you praise, to worship you,
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  • and with my heart I'll sing.
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  • You have broken every chain
  • 01:22:05.120 --> 01:22:07.160
  • that was binding me.
  • 01:22:07.160 --> 01:22:09.180
  • And now I know I'm free,
  • 01:22:14.050 --> 01:22:17.050
  • now I can sing.
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  • I've been redeemed by
  • 01:22:19.210 --> 01:22:22.070
  • the blood of the Lamb.
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  • I'm free, ready to live
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  • the life you have given me.
  • 01:22:29.230 --> 01:22:32.230
  • So, nothing will ever
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  • hold me down.
  • 01:22:36.180 --> 01:22:39.180
  • I'm free, oh, oh, I'm free.
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  • I don't know where I'd be
  • 01:22:48.200 --> 01:22:50.230
  • if it wasn't for your love.
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  • Too many times
  • 01:22:53.220 --> 01:22:54.210
  • I felt like giving up.
  • 01:22:54.210 --> 01:22:57.190
  • But your grace and mercy
  • 01:22:57.190 --> 01:22:59.040
  • lifted me and rescued me
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  • from guilt and the shame,
  • 01:23:03.190 --> 01:23:06.190
  • yeah.
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  • I'm free, now I can sing.
  • 01:23:09.090 --> 01:23:12.090
  • I've been redeemed by
  • 01:23:12.090 --> 01:23:15.060
  • the blood of the Lamb.
  • 01:23:15.060 --> 01:23:17.260
  • I'm free, ready to live
  • 01:23:18.260 --> 01:23:21.260
  • the life you have given me.
  • 01:23:22.220 --> 01:23:25.220
  • So, nothing will ever
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  • hold me down.
  • 01:23:28.140 --> 01:23:31.140
  • I'm free, the past
  • 01:23:31.230 --> 01:23:34.230
  • is now behind me.
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  • Lord, it's so amazing
  • 01:23:38.040 --> 01:23:41.020
  • to know that your love
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  • is all I need.
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  • Free, yes I am.
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  • Oh, I'm free,
  • 01:23:59.230 --> 01:24:02.250
  • now I can sing.
  • 01:24:02.250 --> 01:24:05.100
  • I've been redeemed by
  • 01:24:05.100 --> 01:24:07.170
  • the blood of the Lamb.
  • 01:24:08.010 --> 01:24:11.010
  • I'm free, ready to live
  • 01:24:11.220 --> 01:24:14.220
  • the life you have given me.
  • 01:24:15.130 --> 01:24:18.130
  • So, nothing will
  • 01:24:18.130 --> 01:24:20.000
  • ever hold me down.
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  • Nothing will ever
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  • hold me down.
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  • I'm free.
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  • I'm free.
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  • Holding on, I'm letting go.
  • 01:24:38.290 --> 01:24:41.090
  • I'm giving up because
  • 01:24:41.090 --> 01:24:42.240
  • you set me free.
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  • Oh, oh, oh, oh.
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  • Holding on, I'm letting go.
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  • I'm giving up because
  • 01:24:50.220 --> 01:24:52.080
  • you set me free.
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  • Oh, oh, oh, oh.
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  • Holding on, I'm letting go.
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  • I'm giving up because
  • 01:25:00.070 --> 01:25:01.260
  • you set me free.
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  • Oh, oh, oh, oh.
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  • Holding on, I'm letting go.
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  • I'm giving up because
  • 01:25:09.280 --> 01:25:11.140
  • you set me free.
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  • Oh, oh, oh, oh.
  • 01:25:15.210 --> 01:25:18.210
  • I'm free.
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  • Praise...
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  • Praise the Lord!
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  • - announcer: This program
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  • has been brought to you through
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  • the prayers and contributions of
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  • our faithful partners throughout
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  • our faithful partners throughout
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