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Praise | January 2, 2017

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January 2, 2017
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host 'The Pillar of Hope' with Joel & Victoria Osteen, Joseph Prince, Robert Morris and Leon Fontaine

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Praise | January 2, 2017

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  • [MUSIC]
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  • ANNOUNCER: JOY AND PEACE CAN BE YOURS AS YOU LIVE BY THE
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  • TRUTHS OF GOD 'S WORD.
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  • HE PROMISES TO BE WITH YOU THROUGH ANYTHING
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  • THAT COMES YOUR WAY.
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  • YOU CAN OVERFLOW WITH HOPE BY THE POWER
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  • OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
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  • IF GOD IS FOR YOU, WHO CAN BE AGAINST YOU?
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • MATT CROUCH: THE MESSAGE WE WANT TO GO TO THE GLOBAL
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  • NETWORKS OF TBN AND TO OUR AUDIENCE IS THAT THEY CAN
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  • LIVE A BLESSED LIFE, THAT THEY CAN DO THAT IN A
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY WAY, THAT ULTIMATELY THEY
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  • WOULD BE EMPOWERED BY THE GOSPEL OF GRACE SO THAT
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  • THEY CAN LIVE A HOPE FILLED LIFE.
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  • THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO MESSAGE OUT TO THE
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  • NETWORKS OF TBN AND THOSE THAT ARE VIEWING.
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  • ANNOUNCER: IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE CHURCH, SIMON PETER,
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  • CONSIDERED A PILLAR AMONG THE LEADERS, SPOKE
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  • CONFIDENTLY ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST EMPOWERED
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  • BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. IN OUR DAY,
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  • MEN OF GOD HAVE RISEN TO SPEAK TO THIS GENERATION.
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  • JOEL OSTEEN: DON'T YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?
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  • YOU HAVE SO MUCH IN YOU.
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  • YOU ARE FULL OF TALENT, GIFTS, CREATIVITY.
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  • DON'T SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST.
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  • HAVING HOPE DOESN'T MEAN THAT EVERY DAY'S
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  • GONNA BE PERFECT AND YOU'RE NEVER GONNA HAVE
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  • CHALLENGES, BUT IT'S COMING BACK TO THAT PLACE
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  • OF PEACE TO SAY, GOD,
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  • I KNOW YOU'RE STILL ON THE THRONE.
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  • WHEN YOU STAY ANCHORED TO HOPE, HE'LL SHOW OUT IN
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  • YOUR LIFE WAYS YOU'VE NEVER IMAGINED.
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  • THE LORD DELIGHTS IN THOSE WHO FEAR HIM, WHO
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  • PUT THEIR HOPE IN HIS UNFAILING LOVE.
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  • ANNOUNCER: INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS, YOU TOO CAN LIVE A
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  • LIFE OF HOPE EMPOWERED BY THE LIVING GOD.
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  • THESE PRINCIPLES CAN BECOME YOUR PILLARS FOR LIFE.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • MATT CROUCH: WELCOME TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
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  • HOPE AND GRACE ARE REPRESENTED ON THIS
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  • PRAISE PROGRAM. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!
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  • COME ON NOW. [CHEERING]
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  • WE STARTED 2016 WAKING UP TO HOPE AND GRACE.
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  • THE IDEA OF WAKING UP TO HOPE,
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  • WHY IS THAT A GOOD IDEA?
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  • JOEL OSTEEN: YOU KNOW MATT, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT,
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  • HOW WE START THE DAY, MANY TIMES DETERMINES
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  • WHAT KIND OF DAY WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.
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  • I THINK IT'S EASY SOMETIMES TO START THE
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  • DAY OFF KIND OF IN THE BLAHS, AND I DON'T FEEL
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  • LIKE GOING TO WORK, AND I'VE GOT THESE PROBLEMS,
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  • BUT YOUR LIFE IS GONNA FOLLOW YOUR THOUGHTS.
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  • SO I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO GET UP WITH
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  • THAT GRATEFUL ATTITUDE AND SAY GOD, I WANT TO
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  • THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER DAY, AND JUST GET YOUR,
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  • YOU GET YOUR MIND GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
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  • I'VE LEARNED YOUR LIFE WILL GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
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  • SO I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT RIGHT AT THE VERY
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  • BEGINNING OF THE DAY JUST TO SET THE TONE,
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  • NO BETTER WAY TO SET IT THAN TO BE HOPE FILLED.
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  • I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE SCRIPTURE THAT SAYS THE
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  • PATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS GETS BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER.
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  • I BELIEVE GOD WANTS US TO GO FURTHER AND FURTHER,
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  • GET BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER, NOT GET STUCK
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  • WHERE WE ARE BUT 2017 CAN JUST BE A NEW BEGINNING
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  • FOR US ALL, A NEW DAY OF VICTORY, AND SO LET'S
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  • TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF GOD AND BELIEVE FOR SOME
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  • GREAT THINGS IN 2017.
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  • VICTORIA OSTEEN: YOU KNOW, WE ARE SO BLESSED IN THIS
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  • COUNTRY TO BE ABLE TO WAKE UP AND TURN ON THE TELEVISION
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  • TO BE ABLE TO WAKE UP TO HOPE AND TO GRACE, AND I
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  • LOVE THAT SO MUCH BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU CAN HAVE
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  • SO MUCH, YOU CAN TAKE IT FOR GRANTED.
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  • AND I JUST THINK THAT STARTING OFF WITH THE NEW
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  • YEAR, IT'S A TIME TO BE GRATEFUL, IT'S A TIME TO
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  • COUNT OUR BLESSINGS, NOT JUST TO TAKE THINGS
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  • FOR GRANTED BUT TO REALLY SAY HEY, THIS IS A LUXURY
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  • TO BE ABLE TO TURN ON THE TV AND REMIND MYSELF THAT
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  • THERE IS HOPE, THAT I'VE GOT A FUTURE, THAT
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  • IF I'LL KEEP PRESSING ON, THAT GOD WILL GET ME TO
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  • WHERE I NEED TO BE.
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  • NOT EVERY DAY IS THE PERFECT DAY, BUT EVERY
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  • DAY IS A GOOD DAY WHEN YOU HAVE GOD IN IT.
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  • SO I LOVE THAT.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • JOEL OSTEEN: YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANY REASON IN THE NATURAL
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  • TO BE HOPEFUL.
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  • IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE YOU'LL GET WELL, MEET THE
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  • RIGHT PERSON, START YOUR BUSINESS.
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  • YOU HAVE TO DO LIKE DAVID AND HOPE IN THE LORD.
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  • DON'T PUT YOUR HOPE IN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • THEY MAY NOT TURN OUT THE WAY YOU THOUGHT.
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  • DON'T PUT YOUR HOPE IN PEOPLE;
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  • THEY MAY LET YOU DOWN.
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  • DON'T PUT YOUR HOPE IN YOUR CAREER;
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  • THINGS MAY CHANGE.
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  • PUT YOUR HOPE IN THE LORD, IN THE GOD WHO
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  • SPOKE WORLDS INTO EXISTENCE, IN THE GOD WHO
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  • FLUNG STARS INTO SPACE.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • ANNOUNCER: THE PILLARS FOR LIFE INCLUDE MESSAGES
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  • PRESENTED BY PASTORS ROBERT MORRIS
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  • AND LEON FONTAINE.
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  • MATT AND LAURIE JOIN THEM FROM COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS.
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  • - HOPE IS A DYNAMIC THAT HAS REALLY CHANGED A LOT
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  • OF PEOPLE, THAT WE KNOW THAT HOPE--IF WE THINK OF
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  • IN THE CONTEXT OF CHRISTIAN TV, WHEN WE
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  • THINK OF HOPE, WE THINK OF JOEL OSTEEN AND JOEL'S
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  • PROGRAM IS VERY HIGHLY RATED ON THIS NETWORK AND
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  • BEYOND THIS NETWORK, AND HE HAS SOME 20 MILLION
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  • VIEWERS A WEEK, AND WE HAVE FOUND OUT STATICALLY
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  • HALF OF THEM ARE NOT CHURCHED, HALF OF THEM
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  • ARE NOT CHRISTIANS.
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  • SO THE IDEA THAT HAVING HOPE PERMEATE THE
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  • LIVES OF PEOPLE, WAKE UP TO HOPE AND WAKE UP TO
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  • GRACE, SO HOPE AND GRACE.
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  • PASTOR ROBERT, I JUST WANTED TO ASK YOUR
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  • THOUGHTS ON THE OTHER PILLARS OF HOPE.
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  • WHY HOPE? WHY DO WE NEED IT?
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  • WHAT IS IT ACTIVATING AND THE IMPORTANCE
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  • IN YOUR MIND OF HOPE?
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  • ROBERT MORRIS: WELL, HOPE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.
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  • IT'S SOMETHING GOD PUT IN US.
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  • ROMANS TELLS US HOPE DOES NOT DISAPPOINT, SO WHEN
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  • YOU THINK ABOUT-- I LOVE GRAMMAR, AS YOU KNOW, AND
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  • YOU'VE HEARD ME SAY THAT, AND WORDS.
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  • I LIKE TO BREAK THEM DOWN.
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  • DISAPPOINT IS A-IT'S AGAINST APPOINTMENT.
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  • AND GOD HAS APPOINTED US, LIKE A MISSED APPOINTMENT,
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  • MISS APPOINT SOMETHING. SO HOPE DOESN'T DISAPPOINT US.
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  • WE CAN LIVE WITH THAT JOY OF THE LORD.
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  • THEN YOU'VE GOT THE OLD TESTAMENT SAYING HOPE
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  • DEFERRED MAKES THE HEART SICK.
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  • SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT.
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  • SO GOD BUILT HOPE IN US.
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  • JUST A BRIEF THING ON THAT, OUR SOCIETY TODAY
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  • DOESN'T HAVE MUCH HOPE, AND THE REASON WE DON'T,
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  • ONE OF THE REASONS IS BECAUSE WE BUY SO MUCH ON
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  • CREDIT, SO INSTEAD OF HOPING THAT ONE DAY I'LL
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  • BE ABLE TO DO THIS, WE JUST GO DOWN AND BUY IT
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  • AND PAY IT OFF.
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  • SO WE ARE A HOPE DEFERRED SOCIETY.
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  • SO WHEN JOEL OSTEEN STANDS UP IN SUCH A GREAT
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  • WAY AND HE TELLS US ABOUT HOPE, THAT'S WHAT'S
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  • RESONATING WITH 20 MILLION PEOPLE.
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  • I WAS WITH JOEL ONE TIME AT THE CHURCH SPEAKING,
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  • AND AT THAT TIME AND IT MAY HAVE CHANGED, ABOUT A
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  • HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE A MONTH WERE ACCEPTING
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  • CHRIST. AND I'D HEARD THE SAME THING, THAT HALF
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  • THE PEOPLE WATCHING DON'T KNOW CHRIST.
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  • AND THE WORLD NEEDS THE MESSAGE OF HOPE.
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  • SO FOR THAT TO BE A PILLAR OF TBN IS
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  • EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY EXCITING TO ME BECAUSE
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  • WHEN WE LOOK AROUND, WE CAN SEE A LOT OF THINGS
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  • NOT TO BE HOPEFUL ABOUT, BUT JESUS IS OUR HOPE.
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  • - LEON, JUST A THOUGHT OF HOPE IN THE HEARTS OF
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  • PEOPLE, THIS PILLAR THAT WE'VE RECOGNIZED, YOUR
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  • THOUGHTS ON HOPE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF IT.
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  • - YOU KNOW, FAITH IS IN THE NOW, SO ANY TIME
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  • WE'RE BELIEVING GOD FOR SOMETHING, IT'S FAITH IS.
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  • HOPE IS IN THE FUTURE.
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  • WHEN YOU LOOK AHEAD AND SAY IS THERE HOPE FOR
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  • MY KIDS WHEN THEY'RE TEENAGERS?
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  • IS THERE GONNA BE HOPE IN THE YEARS THAT ARE AHEAD
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  • WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT THINGS?
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  • AND IT'S SO TRUE THAT HOPE IS THIS CONFIDENT
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  • EXPECTATION, AND WE NEED TO HAVE THAT REGARDLESS
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  • OF WHO BECOMES THE PRESIDENT, REGARDLESS OF
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  • WHAT GOES ON, THIS HOPE, IT'S THE ANCHOR TO OUR
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  • SOUL THAT HE'LL NEVER LET US DOWN, REGARDLESS OF WHERE
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  • TRIBUTARIES MAY COME OR GO, THAT THIS HOPE, IT
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  • JUST SECURES US AND ANCHORS US AS WE BELIEVE
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  • GOD EACH DAY FOR THE MIRACLES THAT WE NEED.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • AFTER ALL, WHO IS OUR HOPE, OUR JOY, OUR CROWN
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  • OF BOASTING IF IT IS NOT YOU YOURSELVES IN THE
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  • PRESENCE OF OUR LORD JESUS AT HIS COMING.
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  • YOU ARE INDEED OUR GLORY AND OUR JOY.
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  • - 2017 WE WERE BASICALLY WANTING TO START THIS NEW
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  • YEAR OFF AND IDENTIFY SOME OF THE THINGS THAT
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  • REALLY HAVE CHANGED LAURIE AND ME, OKAY?
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  • FIRST OF ALL, HOPE HAS CHANGED A GENERATION.
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  • I WAS SITTING HERE THINKING OF THIS EARLIER
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  • TODAY THAT JOEL REALLY DOES REPRESENT KIND OF
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  • THE ROBERT SCHULLER OR NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
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  • OF OUR GENERATION.
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  • LET'S GET INTO REALLY KIND OF THE GUTS OF WHY
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  • YOUR MESSAGE IS HELPING SHAPE REALLY THE SECOND
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  • GENERATION OF CHRISTIAN TELEVISION?
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  • BY THE WAY, YOU REALIZE WE'RE SITTING IN THE
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  • STUDIO WITH JOEL AND JOSEPH, RIGHT?
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  • YOU GET THAT, RIGHT?
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • - MATT, WE ARE SO BLESSED TO BE WITH GUYS
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  • AND TO SEE THE NEXT GENERATION STEPPING UP,
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  • SO WE JUST HONOR WHAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING, AND
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  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT YOUR MOM AND DAD, IT ALWAYS
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  • MAKES ME THINK BACK BECAUSE I KNOW I'M
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  • REAPING A LOT OF SEEDS MY PARENTS HAD SOWN ALL
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  • THOSE YEARS, 40 YEARS THERE AT LAKEWOOD IN HOUSTON.
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  • BUT I GUESS MY THING, MATT, IS I GO BACK TO
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  • I NEVER DREAMED I WOULD BE DOING THIS, SO ALL THOSE
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  • YEARS BEHIND THE SCENES, GOD WAS GETTING ME
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  • PREPARED, BUT WHEN I DID TAKE OVER FOR MY PARENTS,
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  • SOME PEOPLE SAID WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BE HOPEFUL,
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  • VERY POSITIVE, BUT IT'S JUST WHO I WAS TO BEGIN
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  • WITH. NOTHING REALLY CHANGED FOR ME.
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  • THIS IS JUST WHAT CAME UP OUT OF ME.
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  • AND I THINK WHERE IT RESONATES WITH PEOPLE IS
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  • I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU BUT LIFE HAS A WAY OF
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  • PUSHING US ALL DOWN.
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  • WE ALL GO THROUGH JUST LIFE, HEALTH,
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  • RELATIONSHIP ISSUES, FINANCIAL ISSUES, AND IT
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  • SEEMS LIKE, MATT, THE MORE I TELL PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN
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  • RISE HIGHER, YOU CAN OVERCOME THAT ADDICTION,
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  • YOU CAN FULFILL YOUR DREAMS, IT SPEAKS TO
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  • WHAT'S REALLY ON THE INSIDE OF EACH ONE OF US
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  • BECAUSE GOD WANTS US TO RISE HIGHER
  • 00:10:33.130 --> 00:10:35.030
  • AND TO OVERCOME.
  • 00:10:35.050 --> 00:10:36.130
  • SO I DON'T KNOW, IT'S JUST AGAIN, I STAND HERE
  • 00:10:36.150 --> 00:10:39.280
  • AMAZED WHERE GOD HAS TAKEN US, BUT IT'S A
  • 00:10:40.000 --> 00:10:43.030
  • SIMPLE MESSAGE BUT I GO BACK TO THIS, THE
  • 00:10:43.050 --> 00:10:45.150
  • SCRIPTURE SAYS FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF
  • 00:10:45.170 --> 00:10:47.050
  • THINGS HOPED FOR.
  • 00:10:47.070 --> 00:10:48.290
  • YOU CAN'T HAVE FAITH IF YOU DON'T FIRST HAVE
  • 00:10:49.010 --> 00:10:50.070
  • HOPE, SO I FEEL LIKE WHAT WE'RE CALLED TO DO,
  • 00:10:50.090 --> 00:10:53.170
  • VICTORIA AND I THAT IS, TO THROW THAT WIDE NET OF
  • 00:10:53.190 --> 00:10:56.100
  • HOPE AND LET PEOPLE KNOW LIKE YOU WERE SAYING
  • 00:10:56.120 --> 00:10:58.090
  • LAURIE, THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO RISE HIGHER AND
  • 00:10:58.110 --> 00:11:01.240
  • I THINK JUST A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE PUSHED DOWN,
  • 00:11:01.260 --> 00:11:04.150
  • BUT I BELIEVE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO PUSH PEOPLE
  • 00:11:04.170 --> 00:11:06.130
  • UP AND PUSH THEM INTO THEIR DESTINY,
  • 00:11:06.150 --> 00:11:08.040
  • SO THAT'S WHAT OUR MINISTRY IS ABOUT.
  • 00:11:08.060 --> 00:11:09.270
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:11:09.290 --> 00:11:14.180
  • - YOU KNOW, THE BIBLE ALSO TALKS ABOUT HOPE
  • 00:11:14.200 --> 00:11:16.130
  • BEING AN ANCHOR.
  • 00:11:16.150 --> 00:11:18.070
  • IT'S AN ANCHOR FOR OUR SOUL.
  • 00:11:18.090 --> 00:11:20.080
  • AND IF YOU CAN GIVE PEOPLE HOPE, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:11:20.100 --> 00:11:23.130
  • IT ANCHORS THEM TO SOMETHING, IT CAUSES THE
  • 00:11:23.150 --> 00:11:25.230
  • TRUST AND THE FAITH TO BE ABLE TO BE
  • 00:11:25.250 --> 00:11:27.090
  • PRODUCED IN THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:11:27.110 --> 00:11:29.030
  • THERE'S SO MANY THINGS IN THIS LIFE THAT ARE TRYING
  • 00:11:29.050 --> 00:11:31.170
  • TO GET US OFF COURSE.
  • 00:11:31.190 --> 00:11:33.040
  • THERE'S SO MUCH DOUBT, THERE'S SO MUCH UNBELIEF
  • 00:11:33.060 --> 00:11:36.250
  • EVERYWHERE WE LOOK THAT WE HAVE TO BE ANCHORED
  • 00:11:36.270 --> 00:11:39.100
  • TO THIS HOPE IN JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:11:39.120 --> 00:11:42.110
  • AND THERE'S CURRENTS ALL THE TIME, AND IT'S LIKE
  • 00:11:42.130 --> 00:11:45.250
  • I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL AND I WOULD
  • 00:11:45.270 --> 00:11:47.200
  • GO RUN OUT INTO THE WATER FROM THE BEACH AND BE
  • 00:11:47.220 --> 00:11:51.040
  • PLAYING AROUND IN THE WATER AND BEFORE I KNEW
  • 00:11:51.060 --> 00:11:53.000
  • IT, I'D LOOK BACK UP ON THE BEACH AND I COULDN'T
  • 00:11:53.020 --> 00:11:55.100
  • FIND WHERE MY PARENTS WERE, WHERE THE TOWELS
  • 00:11:55.120 --> 00:11:57.140
  • WERE BECAUSE THE CURRENTS HAD CAUSED ME TO DRIFT
  • 00:11:57.160 --> 00:12:01.120
  • WAY DOWN THE BEACH AND I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE IT.
  • 00:12:01.140 --> 00:12:04.120
  • AND I THINK IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL, THE CURRENTS OF
  • 00:12:04.140 --> 00:12:06.100
  • LIFE, CIRCUMSTANCES WILL GET US TO DRIFT OFF
  • 00:12:06.120 --> 00:12:09.170
  • COURSE, AND THAT'S WHY WE CAN COME BACK TO THE
  • 00:12:09.190 --> 00:12:11.190
  • CENTER WITH JESUS CHRIST NO MATTER WHAT'S
  • 00:12:11.210 --> 00:12:13.240
  • GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:12:13.260 --> 00:12:15.270
  • WE HAVE THIS HOPE AS AN ANCHOR FOR THE SOUL,
  • 00:12:15.290 --> 00:12:18.290
  • FIRM AND STEADFAST.
  • 00:12:19.010 --> 00:12:22.070
  • - AN ANCHOR IS SOMETHING THAT HOLDS A BOAT IN PLACE.
  • 00:12:23.020 --> 00:12:26.110
  • ONCE THE CAPTAIN ARRIVES AT HIS DESTINATION,
  • 00:12:26.130 --> 00:12:28.170
  • HE PUTS THE ANCHOR DOWN.
  • 00:12:28.190 --> 00:12:30.220
  • THAT WAY HE WON'T DRIFT AND END UP IN PLACES THAT
  • 00:12:30.240 --> 00:12:33.150
  • HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE.
  • 00:12:33.170 --> 00:12:35.220
  • WHEN THE BOAT IS ANCHORED, IT MAY MOVE A
  • 00:12:35.240 --> 00:12:37.270
  • LITTLE BIT WITH THE WAVES, THE WIND, BUT THE
  • 00:12:37.290 --> 00:12:41.100
  • CAPTAIN IS NOT WORRIED. HE CAN RELAX.
  • 00:12:41.120 --> 00:12:44.070
  • HE KNOWS THE ANCHOR IS DOWN.
  • 00:12:44.090 --> 00:12:46.150
  • THE SCRIPTURE TELLS US HOPE IS THE
  • 00:12:46.170 --> 00:12:49.030
  • ANCHOR OF OUR SOUL.
  • 00:12:49.050 --> 00:12:51.110
  • WHAT'S GOING TO KEEP YOUR SOUL IN THE RIGHT PLACE?
  • 00:12:51.130 --> 00:12:54.160
  • WHAT'S GOING TO CAUSE YOU TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES,
  • 00:12:54.180 --> 00:12:57.060
  • REACH YOUR DREAMS IS WHEN YOU ARE ANCHORED TO HOPE.
  • 00:12:57.080 --> 00:13:01.200
  • THAT MEANS NO MATTER WHAT YOU FACE, NO MATTER HOW
  • 00:13:01.220 --> 00:13:04.210
  • BIG THE DIFFICULTY, NO MATTER HOW LONG IT'S
  • 00:13:04.230 --> 00:13:07.130
  • TAKING, YOU KNOW GOD IS STILL ON THE THRONE.
  • 00:13:07.150 --> 00:13:11.120
  • YOU KNOW HIS PLANS FOR YOU ARE FOR GOOD,
  • 00:13:11.140 --> 00:13:13.190
  • THAT HE'S BIGGER THAN ANY CHALLENGE.
  • 00:13:13.210 --> 00:13:16.220
  • WHEN YOU'RE ANCHORED TO THIS HOPE,
  • 00:13:16.240 --> 00:13:18.130
  • NOTHING MOVES YOU.
  • 00:13:18.150 --> 00:13:20.140
  • THE WINDS, THE WAVES, THE STORMS MAY COME,
  • 00:13:20.160 --> 00:13:23.010
  • YOU'RE NOT WORRIED.
  • 00:13:23.030 --> 00:13:24.050
  • YOU HAVE YOUR ANCHOR DOWN.
  • 00:13:24.070 --> 00:13:25.240
  • YOU RECEIVE A BAD MEDICAL REPORT, A LOT OF PEOPLE
  • 00:13:25.260 --> 00:13:28.290
  • WOULD BE UPSET, NEGATIVE, NOT YOU.
  • 00:13:29.010 --> 00:13:32.010
  • YOU'RE ANCHORED TO HOPE.
  • 00:13:32.030 --> 00:13:33.230
  • I KNOW GOD IS RESTORING HEALTH BACK INTO ME.
  • 00:13:33.250 --> 00:13:36.050
  • YOU GO THROUGH A LOSS, A DISAPPOINTMENT, YOUR
  • 00:13:36.070 --> 00:13:39.140
  • EMOTIONS ARE PULLING YOU TOWARDS DISCOURAGEMENT,
  • 00:13:39.160 --> 00:13:42.200
  • TOWARD BITTERNESS,
  • 00:13:42.220 --> 00:13:44.010
  • BUT SOMETHING IS HOLDING YOU BACK.
  • 00:13:44.030 --> 00:13:45.250
  • YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN IT, BUT DOWN IN HERE YOU HEAR A
  • 00:13:45.270 --> 00:13:49.020
  • VOICE SAYING EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:13:49.040 --> 00:13:52.020
  • GOD HAS BEAUTY FOR THESE ASHES.
  • 00:13:52.040 --> 00:13:54.110
  • THAT'S THE ANCHOR OF HOPE.
  • 00:13:54.130 --> 00:13:55.290
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:13:56.010 --> 00:14:01.260
  • - JOEL, YOUR BACKGROUND COMES--LAKEWOOD'S HISTORY
  • 00:14:01.280 --> 00:14:06.220
  • IS WELL KNOWN BY A LOT OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:06.240 --> 00:14:10.190
  • YOUR MINISTRY--LET'S SAY IT THIS WAY, YOUR MOM AND
  • 00:14:10.210 --> 00:14:17.080
  • DAD AND MY MOM AND DAD WERE SOMEWHAT CUT OUT
  • 00:14:17.100 --> 00:14:19.070
  • OF THE SAME CLOTH.
  • 00:14:19.090 --> 00:14:20.270
  • THEY WERE VERY MUCH LIKE THAT.
  • 00:14:20.290 --> 00:14:22.270
  • AND WHEN YOU STEPPED IN AND STARTED BECOMING THE
  • 00:14:22.290 --> 00:14:25.230
  • PASTOR, WHERE DO YOU THINK YOUR MESSAGE CAME FROM?
  • 00:14:25.250 --> 00:14:30.070
  • IS THERE A MOMENT WHEN YOU DISCOVERED YOUR VOICE
  • 00:14:30.090 --> 00:14:33.260
  • AND WHERE WAS THAT? HOW DID ALL THAT HAPPEN?
  • 00:14:33.280 --> 00:14:36.170
  • WHERE DID THE HOPE COME FROM?
  • 00:14:36.190 --> 00:14:38.040
  • - YOU KNOW MATT, I THINK A LOT OF IT WAS WHO I WAS
  • 00:14:38.060 --> 00:14:41.070
  • AS A PERSON BEFORE.
  • 00:14:41.090 --> 00:14:43.050
  • I WAS ALWAYS OPTIMISTIC AND POSITIVE EVEN PLAYING
  • 00:14:43.070 --> 00:14:45.140
  • SPORTS, I WOULD BE THE ONE WHEN WE'D BE DOWN BY
  • 00:14:45.160 --> 00:14:47.220
  • 50 POINTS, I'D SAY WE CAN STILL BEAT THEM.
  • 00:14:47.240 --> 00:14:49.280
  • WE COULDN'T BEAT THEM BUT IT WAS JUST IN ME.
  • 00:14:50.000 --> 00:14:51.220
  • I THINK PART OF IT TOO MATT IS MY PARENTS,
  • 00:14:51.240 --> 00:14:54.060
  • ESPECIALLY MY DAD, HE WAS ALWAYS FOR THE UNDERDOG.
  • 00:14:54.080 --> 00:14:57.010
  • SO GROWING UP, IF THERE WAS SOMEBODY DOWN AND
  • 00:14:57.030 --> 00:14:58.290
  • OUT, WE'RE OUT AND AROUND THE STREETS OR TRAVELING,
  • 00:14:59.010 --> 00:15:01.220
  • THERE'S SOMEBODY DOWN AND OUT, MY DAD WAS
  • 00:15:01.240 --> 00:15:02.290
  • GONNA GO FIND THEM.
  • 00:15:03.010 --> 00:15:04.090
  • I REMEMBER ONE TIME I THINK I TOLD YOU THIS,
  • 00:15:04.110 --> 00:15:05.280
  • WE WERE TRAVELING OVERSEAS AND WE STOPPED
  • 00:15:06.000 --> 00:15:08.000
  • AT THIS LITTLE ISLAND.
  • 00:15:08.020 --> 00:15:09.130
  • I WAS LIKE 18 AND I'D NEVER BEEN OVERSEAS, AND
  • 00:15:09.150 --> 00:15:12.030
  • WE WERE IN THIS LITTLE AIRPORT, ALMOST THATCHED
  • 00:15:12.050 --> 00:15:14.170
  • ROOF AND WE HAD A TWO HOUR LAYOVER, SO I LOOK
  • 00:15:14.190 --> 00:15:17.020
  • UP AND MY DAD IS OVER THERE TALKING TO THIS HIPPY.
  • 00:15:17.040 --> 00:15:20.030
  • HE'S REALLY A HIPPY JUST KIND OF, I THINK, WHAT IS
  • 00:15:20.050 --> 00:15:22.290
  • MY DAD DOING OVER THERE?
  • 00:15:23.010 --> 00:15:24.090
  • SO I ASKED HIM LATER, SAID WHAT WERE YOU
  • 00:15:24.110 --> 00:15:25.130
  • DOING OVER THERE?
  • 00:15:25.150 --> 00:15:26.210
  • HE SAID I JUST WANTED TO GET TO KNOW HIM AND SEE
  • 00:15:26.230 --> 00:15:27.210
  • WHAT HIS STORY WAS.
  • 00:15:27.230 --> 00:15:29.010
  • AND THE GUY HAD RUN OUT OF MONEY TRAVELING BACK
  • 00:15:29.030 --> 00:15:30.220
  • HOME, SO HERE'S MY DAD GETTING OUT MONEY
  • 00:15:30.240 --> 00:15:32.120
  • PAYING HIS TICKET TO GET BACK HOME.
  • 00:15:32.140 --> 00:15:34.270
  • SO I THINK A LOT OF THAT WAS BORN IN ME FROM MY
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:37.140
  • DAD JUST SEEING HIM WANTING TO BE GOOD TO
  • 00:15:37.160 --> 00:15:39.220
  • PEOPLE THAT WERE DOWN OR THAT MAYBE DIDN'T HAVE A
  • 00:15:39.240 --> 00:15:43.060
  • CHANCE. AND I THINK A LOT OF IT CAME FROM WHO HE WAS
  • 00:15:43.080 --> 00:15:45.200
  • BECAUSE HE GREW UP VERY POOR AND PEOPLE HE HAD TO
  • 00:15:45.220 --> 00:15:48.090
  • HITCHHIKE TO BIBLE SCHOOL AND ALL THAT STUFF, SO I
  • 00:15:48.110 --> 00:15:51.120
  • THINK WHEN YOU COME FROM THAT, THERE'S SOMETHING
  • 00:15:51.140 --> 00:15:54.040
  • IN YOU THAT SAYS I WANT TO HELP LIFT PEOPLE UP.
  • 00:15:54.060 --> 00:15:56.070
  • THIS I RECALL TO MY MIND, THEREFORE I HAVE
  • 00:15:56.090 --> 00:16:01.140
  • HOPE. THE LORD'S LOVING KINDNESS HAS INDEED
  • 00:16:01.160 --> 00:16:04.090
  • NEVER CEASED FOR HIS COMPASSIONS NEVER FAIL.
  • 00:16:04.110 --> 00:16:08.140
  • - WHEN YOU'RE ANCHORED TO HOPE, YOU MAY HAVE
  • 00:16:10.260 --> 00:16:13.090
  • NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCES BUT YOU'RE NOT WORRIED.
  • 00:16:13.110 --> 00:16:17.000
  • YOU KNOW GOD IS FIGHTING YOUR BATTLES.
  • 00:16:17.020 --> 00:16:19.010
  • YOU MAY NOT SEE HOW YOUR DREAM CAN COME TO PASS,
  • 00:16:19.030 --> 00:16:21.210
  • BUT YOU DON'T GIVE UP.
  • 00:16:21.230 --> 00:16:23.120
  • YOU KNOW GOD IS BEHIND THE SCENES ARRANGING
  • 00:16:23.140 --> 00:16:26.110
  • THINGS IN YOUR FAVOR.
  • 00:16:26.130 --> 00:16:28.000
  • YOU MAY GO THROUGH A BAD BREAK, A LOSS,
  • 00:16:28.020 --> 00:16:30.230
  • BUT YOU DON'T GET BITTER.
  • 00:16:30.250 --> 00:16:32.170
  • YOU KNOW WEEPING ENDURES FOR A NIGHT, BUT JOY IS
  • 00:16:32.190 --> 00:16:35.030
  • COMING IN THE MORNING.
  • 00:16:35.050 --> 00:16:36.260
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:16:36.280 --> 00:16:42.110
  • - YOU KNOW WHAT, MATT, IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE
  • 00:16:42.130 --> 00:16:44.070
  • JOEL AND I'VE BEEN MARRIED 30 YEARS, BUT
  • 00:16:44.090 --> 00:16:46.120
  • WHEN I WAS A YOUNG BRIDE, HE WOULD HAVE THE ABILITY
  • 00:16:46.140 --> 00:16:49.250
  • TO SPEAK SOMETHING INTO MY LIFE VERY SIMPLE, VERY
  • 00:16:49.270 --> 00:16:53.030
  • FEW WORDS, BUT SOMEHOW MY SPIRIT COULD CONNECT TO
  • 00:16:53.050 --> 00:16:56.060
  • IT, AND IT WAS AS IF A YOKE WAS BROKEN.
  • 00:16:56.080 --> 00:16:59.030
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THE ANOINTING BREAKS THE YOKE.
  • 00:16:59.050 --> 00:17:02.010
  • AND I REALLY FEEL LIKE WE ALL HAVE GIFTS AND
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:04.080
  • TALENTS, BUT ONE OF HIS GREATEST GIFTS IS GOD HAS
  • 00:17:04.100 --> 00:17:06.060
  • ANOINTED HIM TO BE VERY, TO USE VERY FEW WORDS BUT
  • 00:17:06.080 --> 00:17:10.220
  • TO ALLOW YOUR SPIRIT TO TAKE HOLD OF IT WHERE
  • 00:17:10.240 --> 00:17:13.100
  • YOU REALLY BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT.
  • 00:17:13.120 --> 00:17:15.140
  • IT'S NOT COMPLICATED.
  • 00:17:15.160 --> 00:17:17.090
  • I DIDN'T SIGN UP TO BE A PASTOR'S WIFE.
  • 00:17:17.110 --> 00:17:21.050
  • I WASN'T ONE WHEN WE MARRIED.
  • 00:17:21.070 --> 00:17:22.290
  • HE DIDN'T TELL ME THIS WAS GONNA HAPPEN.
  • 00:17:23.010 --> 00:17:25.240
  • BUT THAT'S OKAY, I FORGIVE HIM.
  • 00:17:25.260 --> 00:17:27.220
  • BUT THE TRUTH IS I COULD SEE THINGS IN HIM,
  • 00:17:27.240 --> 00:17:31.260
  • AND ONE OF THE THINGS I COULD SEE IS THAT HE JUST
  • 00:17:31.280 --> 00:17:34.230
  • HAD THIS GIFT TO BE ABLE TO JUST BRING A VERY
  • 00:17:34.250 --> 00:17:37.290
  • CALMING, PEACEFUL, EXISTENCE TO SOMEONE'S
  • 00:17:38.010 --> 00:17:42.020
  • PROBLEMS OR TO A CONFLICT.
  • 00:17:42.040 --> 00:17:44.170
  • AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS EXCEPT FOR AN
  • 00:17:44.190 --> 00:17:46.230
  • ANOINTING, AND THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT IT BREAKING A
  • 00:17:46.250 --> 00:17:49.080
  • YOKE, AND I THINK THAT'S WHY HE CAN BREAK THE
  • 00:17:49.100 --> 00:17:52.000
  • YOKES OF PEOPLE'S THINKING AND MIND SETS.
  • 00:17:52.020 --> 00:17:55.010
  • - LET ME RE-INTERPRET WHAT I THINK
  • 00:17:55.030 --> 00:17:57.010
  • YOU GUYS JUST SAID.
  • 00:17:57.030 --> 00:17:59.230
  • IT'S MORE LIKE INSTEAD OF ADOPTING YOUR DAD'S
  • 00:17:59.250 --> 00:18:03.200
  • PREACHING OR TEACHING STYLE, YOU ADOPTED
  • 00:18:03.220 --> 00:18:06.150
  • HIS LIFESTYLE AND PUT WORDS TO IT.
  • 00:18:06.170 --> 00:18:10.000
  • SO WHEN YOU SAW YOUR DAD OFF THE PULPIT
  • 00:18:10.020 --> 00:18:14.150
  • ENCOURAGING PEOPLE, YOU WOULD SEE THAT, YOU KIND
  • 00:18:14.170 --> 00:18:18.070
  • OF ADOPTED THAT SIDE OF WHO HE WAS AND PUT WORDS
  • 00:18:18.090 --> 00:18:21.250
  • TO THAT RATHER THAN A STYLE OF TEACHING OR
  • 00:18:21.270 --> 00:18:24.220
  • PREACHING THAT HE HAD FROM THE PULPIT.
  • 00:18:24.240 --> 00:18:26.250
  • - YEAH, I THINK THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 00:18:26.270 --> 00:18:28.060
  • SEEING THE LIFE THEY LIVED, THEY WERE THE SAME
  • 00:18:28.080 --> 00:18:30.280
  • IN THE PULPIT, NOT THE PREACHING STYLE BUT THE
  • 00:18:31.000 --> 00:18:33.020
  • SAME IN THE PULPIT AS THEY WERE AT HOME.
  • 00:18:33.040 --> 00:18:35.000
  • THEY WERE LOVING, KIND, GOOD TO PEOPLE, AND I
  • 00:18:35.020 --> 00:18:37.040
  • THINK THAT MAKES MORE OF AN IMPRESSION ON
  • 00:18:37.060 --> 00:18:39.230
  • PREACHER'S KIDS OR KIDS IN GENERAL I THINK THAN
  • 00:18:39.250 --> 00:18:42.050
  • EVEN WHAT THEY SAY.
  • 00:18:42.070 --> 00:18:43.220
  • SO THAT I THINK YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.
  • 00:18:43.240 --> 00:18:45.170
  • IT WASN'T THE STYLE BECAUSE REALLY MY DAD,
  • 00:18:45.190 --> 00:18:47.290
  • JOSEPH, YOU KNOW MY DAD FELT LIKE HIS CALLING WAS
  • 00:18:48.010 --> 00:18:51.040
  • TO HELP BRING DOWN THE DENOMINATIONAL WALLS.
  • 00:18:51.060 --> 00:18:53.190
  • SO HE CAME OUT OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH, AND HE
  • 00:18:53.210 --> 00:18:55.210
  • BELIEVED IN THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT.
  • 00:18:55.230 --> 00:18:57.250
  • MY SISTER WAS BORN WITH SOMETHING LIKE CEREBRAL PALSY.
  • 00:18:57.270 --> 00:19:00.020
  • WELL, HE WAS TAUGHT BACK THEN, I DON'T THINK IT'S
  • 00:19:00.040 --> 00:19:02.080
  • LIKE THIS NOW, THAT GOD DOESN'T HEAL.
  • 00:19:02.100 --> 00:19:04.170
  • YOUR CHILD WAS BORN THAT WAY TO TEACH A LESSON, OR
  • 00:19:04.190 --> 00:19:07.090
  • TO GO THROUGH SUFFERING, AND IT JUST DIDN'T
  • 00:19:07.110 --> 00:19:09.000
  • RESONATE WITH HIM.
  • 00:19:09.020 --> 00:19:10.200
  • AND WHEN HE READ THE SCRIPTURES, HE SAW HOW
  • 00:19:10.220 --> 00:19:12.090
  • JESUS HEALED PEOPLE BACK IN THE BIBLE DAYS.
  • 00:19:12.110 --> 00:19:14.270
  • THEN HE READ HOW JESUS IS THE SAME YESTERDAY,
  • 00:19:14.290 --> 00:19:16.260
  • TODAY AND FOREVER, SO THAT'S WHAT LAKEWOOD WAS
  • 00:19:16.280 --> 00:19:19.030
  • REALLY BORN OUT OF.
  • 00:19:19.050 --> 00:19:21.020
  • BUT HE FELT LIKE IT WAS TO BRING THE WALLS,
  • 00:19:21.040 --> 00:19:23.170
  • DENOMINATIONAL WALLS BACK DOWN OR DOWN, BUT WE'RE
  • 00:19:23.190 --> 00:19:26.230
  • LIVING IN THE DAY MY DAD TALKED ABOUT TODAY.
  • 00:19:26.250 --> 00:19:29.090
  • SO THAT'S WHY I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO TRY TO
  • 00:19:29.110 --> 00:19:31.030
  • BE LIKE SOMEBODY ELSE BECAUSE TODAY ALL OF OUR
  • 00:19:31.050 --> 00:19:33.050
  • CHURCHES, THEY DON'T GO BY ARE YOU BAPTIST,
  • 00:19:33.070 --> 00:19:36.160
  • ARE YOU METHODIST? OUR CHURCH IS FILLED
  • 00:19:36.180 --> 00:19:38.070
  • WITH ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:19:38.090 --> 00:19:39.250
  • SO REALLY, I THINK IT'S A TESTIMONY, ONE, THIS IS
  • 00:19:39.270 --> 00:19:43.010
  • MY WHAT DAD PRAYED AND BELIEVED FOR.
  • 00:19:43.030 --> 00:19:44.190
  • PART OF GOD'S PLAN. TWO, DON'T TRY TO BE LIKE
  • 00:19:44.210 --> 00:19:46.180
  • SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE MY DAD FULFILLED HIS
  • 00:19:46.200 --> 00:19:48.160
  • PURPOSE NOW, AND I'LL DO MINE, AND HOPEFULLY
  • 00:19:48.180 --> 00:19:51.060
  • OUR KIDS AND THE NEXT GENERATIONS WILL
  • 00:19:51.080 --> 00:19:52.160
  • FULFILL THEIR PURPOSES.
  • 00:19:52.180 --> 00:19:55.050
  • ANNOUNCER: HERE AT THE BEGINNING OF 2017, THE
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  • TRINITY BROADCASTING FAMILY OF NETWORKS
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  • INTRODUCED FOUR PILLARS OF TRUTH.
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  • THE BLESSED LIFE.
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  • GRACE.
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  • SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY.
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  • AND HOPE.
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  • GOD WONDROUSLY SHOWS US HIS NEVER ENDING LOVE.
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  • HE DELIGHTS IN THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
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  • MAY HIS JOY AND PEACE FILL YOU TO
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  • OVERFLOWING WITH HOPE.
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  • TODAY'S PILLAR FOR LIFE.
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  • - THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT REFER TO JOEL AS
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  • THAT SMILING PREACHER, OKAY? AND--
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  • VICTORIA OSTEEN: I LIKE IT.
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  • - SMILE REAL BIG FOR US.
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  • THERE YOU GO. [LAUGHTER]
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  • AND SO SOMETIMES THEY WOULD SAY WELL, IF I HAD
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  • A BIG CHURCH AND A THIS AND A THAT, IF I HAD ALL
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  • THE, IF I HAD A NICE SUIT AND TIE AND ALL THAT, THAT
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  • YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND THE TYPE OF TROUBLES.
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  • HOW DO YOU ANSWER THAT?
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  • AND WHAT'S YOUR MESSAGE TO SOMEBODY THAT JUST
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  • THINKS THAT YOU JUST COULDN'T POSSIBLY
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  • UNDERSTAND THE REAL HARDSHIPS OF LIFE.
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  • - WELL, I THINK MATT, MOST PEOPLE KNOW THAT
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  • EVERY PERSON HAS CHALLENGES, NO MATTER
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  • WHO YOU ARE, YOU FACE THOSE DIFFICULTIES AND I
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  • THINK VICTORIA SAID IT CLEARLY ABOUT HAVING HOPE
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  • DOESN'T MEAN THAT EVERY DAY IS GONNA BE PERFECT,
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  • AND YOU'RE NEVER GONNA HAVE CHALLENGES, BUT
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  • IT'S COMING BACK TO THAT PLACE OF PEACE TO SAY
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  • GOD, I KNOW YOU'RE STILL ON THE THRONE.
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  • I KNOW YOU'RE IN CONTROL OF MY LIFE.
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  • AND I THINK PART OF IT TOO THEY GIVE ME A HARD
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  • TIME BECAUSE I DO SMILE A LOT, BUT I'M HAPPY.
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  • I'D RATHER BE HAPPY THAN SAD.
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  • BUT I THINK IT'S NOT THAT YOU'RE LAUGHING EVERY
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  • DAY, BECAUSE PEOPLE GO THROUGH REAL THINGS.
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  • CANCER AND TRAGEDIES AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT YOU
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  • CAN HAVE, WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR TRUST IN JESUS, YOU
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  • CAN HAVE THIS CONTENTMENT ON THE INSIDE, AND YOU
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  • LIVE OUT OF A PLACE OF PEACE, AND YOU DON'T
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  • FIGHT EVERYTHING THAT DOESN'T GO YOUR WAY
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  • BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOU REALIZE THAT THE
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  • SCRIPTURE SAYS THE STEPS OF A GOOD PERSON ARE
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  • ORDERED BY THE LORD.
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  • WHERE SOMETIMES WE'RE ORDERED IN THE THINGS
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  • THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT, AND WE MAY NOT EVEN
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  • UNDERSTAND IT, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT AS
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  • PASTORS WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH MANY TIMES THAT WE
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  • DEAL WITH PEOPLE ALL THE TIME THERE IN HOUSTON
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  • BECAUSE THERE'S A BIG MEDICAL CENTER, THEY
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  • BRING KIDS DOWN THAT HAVE CANCER, I CAN'T
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  • EXPLAIN ALL THAT, BUT I CAN SAY GOD HAS YOU IN
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  • THE PALM OF HIS HANDS, AND THE SCRIPTURE SAYS
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  • GOD'S ARMED US WITH STRENGTH FOR EVERY BATTLE.
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  • SO I THINK IT'S COMING BACK TO IT'S A CHOICE WE
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  • HAVE TO MAKE EVERY DAY TO EITHER LET LIFE FRUSTRATE
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  • US AND GET UPSET BECAUSE MY CHURCH ISN'T GROWING
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  • FAST ENOUGH, OR I HAVE A PROBLEM AT WORK, OR
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  • TRAFFIC IS BAD, OR WE CAN COME BACK AND SAY GOD, I
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  • BELIEVE YOU'RE IN CONTROL AND DIRECTING MY STEPS.
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  • I'VE LEARNED THIS TOO THAT I THINK SOMETHING
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  • IMPORTANT IS SOMETIMES THE LONGER I LIVE, AND
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  • I'M STILL YOUNG, THE LONGER I LIVE, THE MORE I
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  • REALIZE TO TRUST THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL OF EVERY
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  • SITUATION BECAUSE WE TEND TO FIGHT IT.
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  • WE TEND TO FIGHT THE TRAFFIC AND FIGHT THINGS
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  • THAT WE DON'T LIKE, BUT I'VE LEARNED THIS, IF YOU
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  • DON'T GET HAPPY WHERE YOU ARE, YOU PROBABLY WON'T
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  • GET TO WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
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  • SO YOU'VE GOT TO COME BACK.
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  • LIVE OUT A PLACE OF PEACE, OUT OF A PLACE OF
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  • TRUST AND FAITH KNOWING THAT GOD'S TIMING IS
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  • PERFECT, AND EVEN THOUGH I'M A BIG BELIEVER IN
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  • PRAYING BOLD PRAYERS AND BELIEVING FOR YOUR DREAMS
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  • AND ASKING GOD FOR THE SECRET PETITIONS OF YOUR
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  • HEART, BUT THE BALANCE OF IT IS YOU'VE GOT TO SAY
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  • WELL GOD, THIS IS WHAT I'M BELIEVING FOR BUT
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  • GOD, YOU KNOW WHAT'S BEST FOR ME.
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  • AND GOD, I'M NOT GONNA BE UPSET IF IT DOESN'T
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  • HAPPEN MY WAY OR IF MY PRAYER DOESN'T GET ANSWERED.
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  • THEN THAT'S JUST SUCH A PLACE OF PEACE BECAUSE
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  • MATT, THE FIRST-- I'VE BEEN DOING THIS, WE'VE
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  • BEEN DOING THIS FOR 17 YEARS, BUT THOSE FIRST
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  • FEW YEARS, IT WAS GROWING SO FAST AND YOU HAD STUFF
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  • COME AGAINST YOU AND THE COMPACT CENTER IS GONNA
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  • COST A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS TO RENOVATE, AND
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  • YOU'VE GOT ALL THOSE THINGS, AND I'D THINK
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  • GOD, I DIDN'T SIGN UP FOR ALL THIS AND THERE'S
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  • A LOT OF STUFF TO WORRY ABOUT.
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  • BUT NOW LOOKING BACK I THINK INSTEAD OF
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  • WORRYING, I WOULD COME BACK AND SAY GOD, I KNOW
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  • YOU'RE IN CONTROL.
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  • YOU BROUGHT US THROUGH IN THE PAST, YOU'LL BRING US
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  • THROUGH THIS TIME.
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  • EVEN WITH THE COMPACT CENTER IT WAS A THREE
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  • YEAR LEGAL BATTLE.
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  • ONCE THE CITY COUNCIL VOTED FOR US, A COMPANY
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  • FILED A LAWSUIT TO TRY TO KEEP US FROM MOVING IN.
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  • AND MAN WE PRAYED FOR THOSE THREE YEARS.
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  • IT DIDN'T LOOK LIKE WE WERE GONNA GET IT, AND AT
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  • THE LAST MINUTE, GOD TURNED IT AROUND
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  • AND WE GOT IT.
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  • THE POINT IS THIS, GOD COULD HAVE GIVEN US A
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  • COMPACT CENTER THE FIRST WEEK WE PRAYED.
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  • THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT EASIER.
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  • I WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO PRAY AND TRUST AND
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  • BELIEVE, BUT GOD USES THESE DIFFICULT TIMES TO
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  • GROW US UP, TO GET US PREPARED FOR WHAT HE HAS
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  • IN CONTROL, SO YOU'VE GOT TO JUST SAY GOD,
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  • THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE ME RIGHT NOW.
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  • I'M GONNA BLOOM WHERE I'M PLANTED, AND I'M GONNA BE
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  • THE BEST I CAN BE RIGHT WHERE I AM,
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  • JUST LIKE JOSEPH. YOU MAY HAVE THE DREAM.
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  • I TALKED ABOUT IT LAST SUNDAY.
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  • YOU'RE ANOINTED BEFORE YOU'RE APPOINTED.
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  • DAVID WAS ANOINTED AT 17.
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  • HE WASN'T APPOINTED UNTIL HE WAS 30.
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  • SO GOD PUTS PROMISES AND DREAMS IN OUR HEART.
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  • HE GIVES US THAT ANOINTING, WE KNOW THAT
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  • PROMISE IS IN US, BUT ARE WE GONNA FIGHT THE GOOD
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  • FIGHT OF FAITH AND DO THE RIGHT THING WHEN IT'S
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  • DIFFICULT AND BE KIND TO SOMEBODY WHEN THEY'RE NOT
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  • BEING KIND TO US, AND OVERLOOK SOMEBODY
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  • THAT'S MAYBE NOT TREATING US RIGHT.
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  • SO I THINK THESE ARE THE TESTS WE HAVE TO PASS.
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  • AND IT COMES BACK TO THAT HOPE, LIKE VICTORIA SAYS,
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  • THAT WE'RE ANCHORED IN THE FACT THAT GOD, YOU
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  • PROMISED THIS, WHAT YOU STARTED IN MY LIFE,
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  • I BELIEVE YOU WILL FINISH IT.
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  • FOR I AM CONFIDENT OF THIS VERY THING, THAT HE
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  • WHO BEGAN A GOOD WORK IN YOU WILL PERFECT IT UNTIL
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  • THE DAY OF CHRIST JESUS.
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  • - I'VE LEARNED THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING TRYING
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  • TO CONVINCE US TO PULL UP OUR ANCHOR.
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  • DELAYS, DISAPPOINTMENTS, BAD BREAKS.
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  • IN THE TOUGH TIMES, WHEN LIFE DOESN'T SEEM FAIR,
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  • WHEN YOUR PRAYERS WEREN'T ANSWERED, WHEN IT'S TAKEN
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  • LONGER THAN YOU THOUGHT, YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE TO
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  • KEEP YOUR ANCHOR DOWN.
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  • IF YOU PULL IT UP, YOU'LL DRIFT INTO BITTERNESS,
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  • DISCOURAGEMENT, SELF-PITY.
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  • WHEN YOU'RE ANCHORED TO HOPE, IT'S LIKE YOU'RE
  • 00:25:55.000 --> 00:25:57.180
  • TIED TO IT. YOU CAN'T GO VERY FAR.
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  • YOU MAY HAVE SOME NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,
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  • THOUGHTS OF DOUBTS OF IT'S NEVER GONNA WORK
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  • OUT, BUT YOUR FAITH WILL KICK IN.
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  • NO, I KNOW THE ANSWER IS ON THE WAY.
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  • ON PAPER, IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL TAKE 30 YEARS
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  • TO GET OUT OF DEBT.
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  • YOU COULD ACCEPT IT, BUT BECAUSE YOU'RE ANCHORED
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  • TO HOPE, SOMETHING IN YOU SAYS NO, I KNOW
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  • GOD CAN ACCELERATE IT.
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  • I KNOW HE HAS EXPLOSIVE BLESSINGS COMING MY WAY.
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  • OR PERHAPS YOUR CHILDREN ARE OFF COURSE.
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  • IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THEY'LL EVER CHANGE.
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  • YOU SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED BUT YOU'RE TIED TO HOPE.
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  • EVERY TIME THOSE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS COME TRYING TO
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  • PULL YOU AWAY, YOUR ANCHOR KICKS IN.
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  • AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.
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  • MY QUESTION TODAY IS DO YOU HAVE YOUR ANCHOR DOWN?
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  • DO YOU HAVE THIS HOPE, THIS EXPECTANCY THAT
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS,
  • 00:26:49.290 --> 00:26:52.180
  • THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BREAK THE ADDICTION, THAT
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  • YOU'RE GOING TO SEE YOUR FAMILY RESTORED?
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  • OR HAVE YOU PULLED UP YOUR ANCHOR AND DRIFTED
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  • INTO DOUBT, MEDIOCRITY, NOT EXPECTING ANYTHING
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  • GOOD? I'M ASKING YOU TO PUT YOUR ANCHOR BACK DOWN.
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  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:27:08.210 --> 00:27:14.200
  • - HOW DO YOU START WITH SOMEBODY?
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  • WHAT'S THE FIRST WORDS IN REGARD TO HOPE THAT
  • 00:27:16.110 --> 00:27:19.210
  • USUALLY STARTS CHURNING THAT PATHWAY?
  • 00:27:19.230 --> 00:27:22.240
  • HOW DO YOU GET THEM STARTED?
  • 00:27:22.260 --> 00:27:24.070
  • - I THINK SOME OF IT, MATT, I DON'T KNOW IF
  • 00:27:24.090 --> 00:27:25.210
  • IT'S THE EXACT THING BUT I THINK MANY OF THESE
  • 00:27:25.230 --> 00:27:28.120
  • PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE THAT GOD'S CONCERNED ABOUT THEM.
  • 00:27:28.140 --> 00:27:31.090
  • THEY WEREN'T RAISED IN CHURCH LIKE US, SO THEY
  • 00:27:31.110 --> 00:27:33.220
  • DON'T HAVE THAT BACKGROUND THAT THERE'S A
  • 00:27:33.240 --> 00:27:36.220
  • HEAVENLY FATHER, THAT THEY HAVE A CREATOR, THAT
  • 00:27:36.240 --> 00:27:39.090
  • THERE'S A PURPOSE, SO IT'S NOT THAT THEY'RE BAD
  • 00:27:39.110 --> 00:27:41.200
  • PEOPLE, JUST THINK ABOUT IF WE WEREN'T RAISED LIKE
  • 00:27:41.220 --> 00:27:44.170
  • WE WERE RAISED, SO I THINK PART OF IT IS JUST
  • 00:27:44.190 --> 00:27:46.270
  • ALL THE SUDDEN THEY HEAR SOMEBODY TELL THEM THAT
  • 00:27:46.290 --> 00:27:49.000
  • GOD IS FOR YOU, THAT HE'S GOT A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:27:49.020 --> 00:27:51.190
  • THAT HE CAN BREATHE IN YOUR DIRECTION AND YOU
  • 00:27:51.210 --> 00:27:53.240
  • CAN GO SO FAR ON YOUR OWN, BUT WHEN YOU GET IN
  • 00:27:53.260 --> 00:27:56.180
  • RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CREATOR THROUGH JESUS,
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  • YOU CAN GO SO MUCH FURTHER.
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  • GOD CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN THAT YOU COULD
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  • NEVER MAKE HAPPEN.
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  • SO I THINK YOU SAID SOMETHING LAURIE LAST
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  • NIGHT AND IT'S TRUE, I LIKE TO SPEAK TO PEOPLE
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  • TO CALL OUT THEIR SEEDS OF GREATNESS AND THE
  • 00:28:09.020 --> 00:28:11.130
  • SEEDS OF FAITH AND HOPE BECAUSE SOMETIMES I KNOW
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  • WHEN I'M TALKING TO PEOPLE I SAY EVERYBODY IS
  • 00:28:13.160 --> 00:28:15.110
  • NOT LIKE THIS, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TRYING TO
  • 00:28:15.130 --> 00:28:17.090
  • DECLARE WHAT THEY CAN BECOME.
  • 00:28:17.110 --> 00:28:19.050
  • I BELIEVE SOME PEOPLE HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING
  • 00:28:19.070 --> 00:28:21.040
  • PROPHESIED OVER THEM LIKE THAT YOU CAN OVERCOME AN
  • 00:28:21.060 --> 00:28:25.160
  • ADDICTION OR YOU CAN SET A NEW STANDARD FOR YOUR
  • 00:28:25.180 --> 00:28:27.210
  • FAMILY OR GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR YOU, YOU'RE
  • 00:28:27.230 --> 00:28:29.210
  • VALUABLE, OR THERE'S NO ONE ELSE LIKE YOU.
  • 00:28:29.230 --> 00:28:32.020
  • SOME PEOPLE HAVE NOT HEARD THESE THINGS
  • 00:28:32.040 --> 00:28:34.150
  • BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T RAISED THAT WAY OR
  • 00:28:34.170 --> 00:28:36.120
  • THERE'S JUST THINGS PUSHING THEM DOWN IN
  • 00:28:36.140 --> 00:28:38.030
  • LIFE, AND WE MENTIONED A WHILE AGO YOU COMPARE
  • 00:28:38.050 --> 00:28:41.070
  • YOURSELF TO SOMEBODY ELSE, THERE'S ALWAYS
  • 00:28:41.090 --> 00:28:42.220
  • SOMEBODY BETTER AND BIGGER AND SMARTER AND--
  • 00:28:42.240 --> 00:28:44.130
  • BUT YOU'VE GOT TO GET PAST THAT, AND I THINK
  • 00:28:44.150 --> 00:28:48.020
  • MATT WHEN THEY HEAR JUST SOMEBODY SPEAKING LIFE,
  • 00:28:48.040 --> 00:28:51.040
  • I JUST TRY TO SPEAK WORDS OF LIFE AND HOPE AND HOW
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  • THEY CAN RISE UP HIGHER, AND I BELIEVE THERE ARE
  • 00:28:53.220 --> 00:28:56.250
  • SEEDS THAT THAT RESONATES TO THE CORE OF WHO THEY ARE,
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  • SOMETHING COMES ALIVE ON THE INSIDE, AND I THINK
  • 00:28:59.130 --> 00:29:02.120
  • SOMETIMES YOU NEED SOMETHING SPOKEN OVER
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  • YOU FOR IT TO REALLY COME TO LIFE.
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  • SO THERE ARE SOME MESSAGES THAT I TEACH
  • 00:29:07.020 --> 00:29:09.090
  • SOME THAT'S MORE CHALLENGING PEOPLE, BUT
  • 00:29:09.110 --> 00:29:11.080
  • SOMETIMES I JUST THINK I'M JUST GONNA SPEAK
  • 00:29:11.100 --> 00:29:12.260
  • FAITH INTO THEM TODAY.
  • 00:29:12.280 --> 00:29:14.280
  • - EVERYBODY HAS THAT GOD SHAPED, WE HEARD THAT,
  • 00:29:15.000 --> 00:29:17.150
  • THAT GOD SHAPED SPACE, EVERYBODY BECAUSE GOD
  • 00:29:17.170 --> 00:29:20.190
  • CREATED US IN HIS IMAGE AND EVERYBODY
  • 00:29:20.210 --> 00:29:23.170
  • TRIES TO FILL IT.
  • 00:29:23.190 --> 00:29:24.230
  • I THINK THAT'S WHY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO FILL
  • 00:29:24.250 --> 00:29:27.080
  • IT WITH ALL KINDS OF THINGS, AND THAT'S WHAT
  • 00:29:27.100 --> 00:29:29.140
  • YOU SAID.
  • 00:29:29.160 --> 00:29:31.130
  • WHEN YOU TAP INTO THAT, THOSE SEEDS AND THOSE RICH
  • 00:29:31.150 --> 00:29:33.220
  • WORDS OF GOD, SOMETHING COMES ALIVE, AND PEOPLE
  • 00:29:33.240 --> 00:29:36.060
  • KNOW THAT'S RIGHT, AND THAT'S FOR ME.
  • 00:29:36.080 --> 00:29:38.130
  • AND WHAT A GREAT THING TO BE ABLE TO DO IS SPEAK
  • 00:29:38.150 --> 00:29:41.090
  • LIFE TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:29:41.110 --> 00:29:43.030
  • IF ANYBODY ACCUSES YOU OF SPEAKING ANYTHING ELSE,
  • 00:29:43.050 --> 00:29:46.050
  • IT'S LIKE THERE'S NO ARGUMENT.
  • 00:29:46.070 --> 00:29:48.040
  • IT'S LIKE, LISTEN, JUST SPEAK WHAT YOU WANT TO.
  • 00:29:48.060 --> 00:29:51.020
  • I'M GOING TO SPEAK, AND I LOVE YOU, AND LET'S TRY
  • 00:29:51.040 --> 00:29:53.180
  • NOT TO BE DIVIDED HERE, BUT YOU KNOW, IT REALLY IS
  • 00:29:53.200 --> 00:29:56.050
  • A BLESSING TO JUST BE ABLE TO SPEAK LIFE TO PEOPLE.
  • 00:29:56.070 --> 00:29:58.200
  • - WE SAID IT EARLIER IN THE SHOW, JOEL AND I HAVE BEEN
  • 00:30:11.130 --> 00:30:13.080
  • MARRIED 30 YEARS -- WELL, IN APRIL 30 YEAR -- BUT
  • 00:30:13.100 --> 00:30:15.090
  • THE THING ABOUT THIS WORD OF GOD AND THE THING THAT
  • 00:30:15.110 --> 00:30:18.150
  • I APPRECIATE ABOUT MY HUSBAND IS THAT HE DOESN'T
  • 00:30:18.170 --> 00:30:21.220
  • TELL ANYONE TO DO SOMETHING THAT HE'S NOT
  • 00:30:21.240 --> 00:30:24.040
  • PRACTICING ON A DAILY BASIS.
  • 00:30:24.060 --> 00:30:27.090
  • AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT RESONATES WITH PEOPLE
  • 00:30:27.110 --> 00:30:30.040
  • BECAUSE THEY SEE THE TRANSPARENCY OF SOMEONE
  • 00:30:30.060 --> 00:30:32.180
  • WHO IS PRACTICING WHAT HE'S PREACHING.
  • 00:30:32.200 --> 00:30:35.150
  • AND YOU KNOW, THE WORD OF GOD IS AMAZING, AND GOD
  • 00:30:35.170 --> 00:30:38.050
  • WILL WORK FOR US, BUT HE WANTS TO WORK WITH US, AND
  • 00:30:38.070 --> 00:30:42.090
  • THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE.
  • 00:30:42.110 --> 00:30:44.050
  • AND I THINK TOO MANY PEOPLE, LIKE YOU SAID,
  • 00:30:44.070 --> 00:30:46.070
  • WELL, PEOPLE LOOK AND SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW, IF I HAD
  • 00:30:46.090 --> 00:30:48.090
  • THIS, IF I HAD THAT...
  • 00:30:48.110 --> 00:30:50.040
  • WELL, YOU CAN, BUT YOU HAVE TO USE WHAT
  • 00:30:50.060 --> 00:30:51.220
  • YOU HAVE NOW.
  • 00:30:51.240 --> 00:30:53.190
  • YOU'VE GOT TO START WHERE YOU ARE NOW, YOU'VE GOT TO
  • 00:30:53.210 --> 00:30:55.200
  • BELIEVE GOD, AND YOU'VE GOT TO PRACTICE GOD'S WORD
  • 00:30:55.220 --> 00:30:58.160
  • BECAUSE GOD IS A REWARDER OF THOSE WHO SEEK AFTER
  • 00:30:58.180 --> 00:31:01.180
  • HIM, AND YOU SAID IT EARLIER, JOSEPH.
  • 00:31:01.200 --> 00:31:04.120
  • YOU MAY NOT HAVE DONE EVERYTHING RIGHT THAT DAY,
  • 00:31:04.140 --> 00:31:07.000
  • BUT YOU'VE GOT TO SEE WHAT YOU DID DO RIGHT, AND YOU
  • 00:31:07.020 --> 00:31:11.070
  • GOT TO TAKE HOLD OF THAT, AND YOU'VE GOT TO GO
  • 00:31:11.090 --> 00:31:13.060
  • FORWARD WITH GOD.
  • 00:31:13.080 --> 00:31:15.140
  • AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY WHAT THE WORD OF
  • 00:31:15.160 --> 00:31:17.110
  • GOD IS ALL ABOUT.
  • 00:31:17.130 --> 00:31:19.020
  • IT'S A PROCESS OF GROWING.
  • 00:31:19.040 --> 00:31:20.250
  • IT'S A PROCESS OF DOING RIGHT, EVEN WHEN YOU DON'T
  • 00:31:20.270 --> 00:31:22.150
  • WANT TO DO RIGHT.
  • 00:31:22.170 --> 00:31:24.060
  • I WAS THINKING ABOUT WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE
  • 00:31:24.080 --> 00:31:27.060
  • LAW SUIT AND EVERYTHING WITH THE COMPAQ CENTER FOR
  • 00:31:27.080 --> 00:31:29.080
  • THREE YEARS, AND JOEL, I MEAN, REALLY, HE WATCHED
  • 00:31:29.100 --> 00:31:31.250
  • EVERY WORD HE SPOKE OUT OF HIS MOUTH, AND I HAVE TO
  • 00:31:31.270 --> 00:31:34.090
  • ADMIT, I SAID A COUPLE OF THINGS...
  • 00:31:34.110 --> 00:31:36.160
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:31:36.180 --> 00:31:38.180
  • I KNOW Y'ALL NEVER HAVE.
  • 00:31:38.200 --> 00:31:41.000
  • I'M THE ONE THAT KEEPS US CHALLENGED IN THE FAMILY.
  • 00:31:41.020 --> 00:31:42.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:31:42.290 --> 00:31:44.260
  • BUT YOU KNOW, HE REALLY WOULD SAY, NOW, VICTORIA,
  • 00:31:44.280 --> 00:31:47.010
  • THESE ARE THE TIMES OF TESTING.
  • 00:31:47.030 --> 00:31:49.030
  • THESE ARE THE TIMES YOU'VE GOT WATCH WHAT YOU SAY.
  • 00:31:49.050 --> 00:31:51.100
  • YOU'VE GOT TO GUARD YOUR HEART, AND I APPRECIATE
  • 00:31:51.120 --> 00:31:54.170
  • HAVING A HUSBAND LIKE THAT BECAUSE HE
  • 00:31:54.190 --> 00:31:56.250
  • WAS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.
  • 00:31:56.270 --> 00:31:58.260
  • WE THINK WE CAN SAY ANYTHING WE WANT.
  • 00:31:58.280 --> 00:32:00.230
  • WE THINK WE CAN DO -- BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS
  • 00:32:00.250 --> 00:32:02.290
  • IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH A BATTLE, IT'S A
  • 00:32:03.010 --> 00:32:04.290
  • TIME OF TESTING. TAKE IT SERIOUS.
  • 00:32:05.010 --> 00:32:07.030
  • YOU'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THE OTHER SIDE,
  • 00:32:07.050 --> 00:32:08.210
  • BUT IT'S YOUR TURN TO PRACTICE GOD'S WORD AND TO
  • 00:32:08.230 --> 00:32:11.110
  • DO WHAT GOD SAYS.
  • 00:32:11.130 --> 00:32:13.120
  • AND I THINK THAT'S THE WHOLE PROCESS THAT
  • 00:32:13.140 --> 00:32:15.000
  • GOD WANTS FOR US.
  • 00:32:15.020 --> 00:32:16.240
  • IT'S NOT A MATTER THAT HE DOESN'T WANT TO BLESS US.
  • 00:32:16.260 --> 00:32:18.210
  • HE WANTS TO BLESS US, BUT HE'S NEVER GOING TO BLESS
  • 00:32:18.230 --> 00:32:21.220
  • US AND GET US TO THE OTHER PLACE AND US NOT BE BETTER
  • 00:32:21.240 --> 00:32:23.250
  • THAN WE WERE WHEN WE STARTED BECAUSE THAT'S NOT
  • 00:32:23.270 --> 00:32:25.130
  • THE WAY GOD WORKS.
  • 00:32:25.150 --> 00:32:27.210
  • HE ALWAYS WANTS US TO GROW.
  • 00:32:27.230 --> 00:32:29.040
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:32:29.060 --> 00:32:30.290
  • - WELL, YOU KNOW, ANOTHER THING, TOO, I THINK
  • 00:32:31.010 --> 00:32:32.210
  • SOMETIMES THOSE ARE PREPARATION YEARS, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:32:32.230 --> 00:32:35.000
  • EVEN THOSE THREE YEARS.
  • 00:32:35.020 --> 00:32:36.170
  • I THINK ABOUT MY DAD.
  • 00:32:36.190 --> 00:32:38.030
  • MY DAD PASTORED A CHURCH OF 90 PEOPLE, MATT, AND HE
  • 00:32:38.050 --> 00:32:40.240
  • BELIEVED HE WAS GOING TO PASTOR A CHURCH OF
  • 00:32:40.260 --> 00:32:42.210
  • THOUSANDS, BUT FOR 12 YEARS, LAKEWOOD HAD LESS
  • 00:32:42.230 --> 00:32:44.160
  • THAN 200 PEOPLE.
  • 00:32:44.180 --> 00:32:46.090
  • BUT IN 1972 -- MY PARENTS STARTED LAKEWOOD IN 1959,
  • 00:32:46.110 --> 00:32:50.020
  • BUT IN 1972, 13 YEARS LATER, IT WAS LIKE
  • 00:32:50.040 --> 00:32:53.020
  • SOMEBODY OPENED UP THE GATES, AND PEOPLE
  • 00:32:53.040 --> 00:32:55.200
  • BEGAN TO COME.
  • 00:32:55.220 --> 00:32:57.070
  • BUT I LOOK BACK, AND I BELIEVE THOSE 13 YEARS
  • 00:32:57.090 --> 00:32:59.100
  • WERE YEARS OF TESTING, YEARS OF PROVING, GETTING
  • 00:32:59.120 --> 00:33:01.290
  • MY FATHER PREPARED.
  • 00:33:02.010 --> 00:33:03.210
  • AND SO I THINK IN THESE TIMES WHERE IT'S TAKING
  • 00:33:03.230 --> 00:33:05.180
  • LONGER THAN WE THOUGHT, IT'S NOT HAPPENING THE WAY
  • 00:33:05.200 --> 00:33:07.180
  • WE HAD PLANNED, GOD'S DOING A WORK IN US.
  • 00:33:07.200 --> 00:33:10.260
  • AND I THINK OF IT THIS WAY, IF HE GOT YOU THERE
  • 00:33:10.280 --> 00:33:13.110
  • BEFORE, YOU COULDN'T HANDLE IT, AND THAT WOULD
  • 00:33:13.130 --> 00:33:15.290
  • BE DOING YOU A DISSERVICE.
  • 00:33:16.010 --> 00:33:18.150
  • SO I THINK IT GOES BACK TO THAT, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:33:18.170 --> 00:33:20.130
  • GOD, MY LIFE'S IN YOUR HANDS.
  • 00:33:20.150 --> 00:33:22.010
  • I'M GOING TO BE MY BEST EACH DAY.
  • 00:33:22.030 --> 00:33:23.250
  • I'M GOING TO HONOR YOU.
  • 00:33:23.270 --> 00:33:25.170
  • I'M GOING TO BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS, AND GOD, I'M
  • 00:33:25.190 --> 00:33:27.030
  • GOING TO TRUST YOU TO GET ME TO WHERE
  • 00:33:27.050 --> 00:33:28.180
  • I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:33:28.200 --> 00:33:30.070
  • LET ME TELL YOU, WHEN IT'S YOUR TIME TO BE PROMOTED,
  • 00:33:30.090 --> 00:33:31.260
  • ALL THE FORCES DARKNESS CAN'T HOLD YOU BACK.
  • 00:33:31.280 --> 00:33:33.060
  • PEOPLE CAN'T STOP YOU.
  • 00:33:33.080 --> 00:33:34.240
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:33:34.260 --> 00:33:38.110
  • BAD BREAKS, DISAPPOINTMENTS, GOD HAS
  • 00:33:38.130 --> 00:33:41.240
  • THE FINAL SAY.
  • 00:33:41.260 --> 00:33:43.260
  • A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY, WELL, JOEL, I'M NOT BEING
  • 00:33:43.280 --> 00:33:45.160
  • TREATED RIGHT AT WORK.
  • 00:33:45.180 --> 00:33:46.290
  • WELL, YOU'RE NOT WORKING UNDER PEOPLE.
  • 00:33:47.010 --> 00:33:48.150
  • YOU'RE WORKING UNDER GOD, SO YOU KEEP DOING THE
  • 00:33:48.170 --> 00:33:50.160
  • RIGHT THING, AND GOD WILL GET YOU TO WHERE YOU'RE
  • 00:33:50.180 --> 00:33:51.280
  • SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:33:52.000 --> 00:33:53.110
  • WE FOUGHT THAT THREE YEAR BATTLE FOR THE COMPAQ
  • 00:33:53.130 --> 00:33:56.110
  • CENTER, AND WE NEEDED TEN VOTES.
  • 00:33:56.130 --> 00:33:58.200
  • WE HAD WORKED TWO YEARS, AND WE ONLY HAD NINE VOTES
  • 00:33:58.220 --> 00:34:01.250
  • THE NIGHT BEFORE THE MAIN VOTE.
  • 00:34:01.270 --> 00:34:04.010
  • WE HAD TEN IN SOMEONE THAT WAS FOR US DECIDED
  • 00:34:04.030 --> 00:34:07.120
  • TO BE OUT OF TOWN.
  • 00:34:07.140 --> 00:34:09.090
  • WELL, THAT WAS LIKE US NOT GOING TO GET THE FACILITY.
  • 00:34:09.110 --> 00:34:12.000
  • WELL, A YOUNG, JEWISH COUNCIL MEMBER THAT HAD
  • 00:34:12.020 --> 00:34:14.260
  • BEEN AGAINST US FOR TWO YEARS SUDDENLY CHANGED HIS
  • 00:34:14.280 --> 00:34:17.130
  • MIND AND DECIDED TO VOTE FOR US.
  • 00:34:17.150 --> 00:34:19.170
  • THAT GAVE US THE COMPAQ CENTER, BUT LET ME TELL
  • 00:34:19.190 --> 00:34:21.040
  • YOU THE BACK STORY.
  • 00:34:21.060 --> 00:34:22.230
  • I KNEW THE COUNCIL MEMBER GOLDBERG.
  • 00:34:22.250 --> 00:34:24.070
  • I HAD TRIED TO PERSUADE HIM MANY TIMES WITH
  • 00:34:24.090 --> 00:34:25.200
  • EVERYTHING THAT I COULD.
  • 00:34:25.220 --> 00:34:27.120
  • I SAID, COUNCIL MEMBER GOLDBERG, WHY DID YOU
  • 00:34:27.140 --> 00:34:29.010
  • CHANGE YOUR MIND?
  • 00:34:29.030 --> 00:34:30.290
  • HE SAID, WELL, JOEL, AS PERSUASIVE AS YOU WERE,
  • 00:34:31.010 --> 00:34:33.160
  • YOU DIDN'T CAUSE ME TO CHANGE MY MIND.
  • 00:34:33.180 --> 00:34:35.280
  • THE NIGHT BEFORE, I GOT A CALL FROM AN OLDER JEWISH
  • 00:34:36.000 --> 00:34:39.270
  • LADY -- HE WAS A JEWISH COUNCIL MEMBER, I CAN'T
  • 00:34:39.290 --> 00:34:42.040
  • REMEMBER IF I SAID THAT -- I GOT CALL FROM AN OLDER
  • 00:34:42.060 --> 00:34:44.140
  • JEWISH LADY THAT I HADN'T SPOKEN TO IN 20 YEARS, AND
  • 00:34:44.160 --> 00:34:46.170
  • I ALWAYS RESPECTED THIS WOMAN, AND I THOUGHT WHAT
  • 00:34:46.190 --> 00:34:48.190
  • DOES SHE WANT WITH ME?
  • 00:34:48.210 --> 00:34:50.100
  • I PICKED IT UP, AND SHE SAID, I'M TELLING YOU I
  • 00:34:50.120 --> 00:34:51.200
  • WANT YOU TO VOTE FOR LAKEWOOD HAVING
  • 00:34:51.220 --> 00:34:53.080
  • THE COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:34:53.100 --> 00:34:54.250
  • HE SAID, IT WAS THAT PHONE CALL THAT CAUSED ME TO
  • 00:34:54.270 --> 00:34:58.270
  • CHANGE MY VOTE, AND YOU GOT THE COMPAQ CENTER.
  • 00:34:58.290 --> 00:35:01.010
  • WHAT I'M SAYING IS YOU STAY IN FAITH.
  • 00:35:01.030 --> 00:35:03.000
  • GOD WILL MAKE THINGS HAPPEN THAT YOU COULD
  • 00:35:03.020 --> 00:35:04.110
  • NEVER MAKE HAPPEN.
  • 00:35:04.130 --> 00:35:05.210
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:35:05.230 --> 00:35:08.000
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:35:08.020 --> 00:35:10.100
  • - YOU KNOW WHAT JUST AMAZES ME IS HOW GOD
  • 00:35:22.270 --> 00:35:26.270
  • RAISES UP VOICES.
  • 00:35:26.290 --> 00:35:28.200
  • WE HAVE A WORLD FULL OF PEOPLE FILLED WITH DESPAIR
  • 00:35:28.220 --> 00:35:33.280
  • AND NEEDING GOD.
  • 00:35:34.000 --> 00:35:37.100
  • EVERYONE'S LOOKING FOR SOMETHING, AND SOMEONE
  • 00:35:37.120 --> 00:35:42.030
  • SPEAKING LIFE AND JUST PRINCIPLES OF THE GOSPEL
  • 00:35:42.050 --> 00:35:47.040
  • -- HE SPEAKS MOSTLY TO THE SPIRITS OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:35:47.060 --> 00:35:51.220
  • THAT TRIGGERS SOMETHING ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:35:51.240 --> 00:35:54.100
  • YOU MEAN THERE IS HOPE? SOMEHOW THERE'S HOPE?
  • 00:35:54.120 --> 00:35:58.080
  • WHERE I'M AT TODAY, GOD'S FOR ME?
  • 00:35:58.100 --> 00:36:02.120
  • GOD'S NOT -- AND YOU SPEAK TO THE SPIRIT OF PEOPLE
  • 00:36:02.140 --> 00:36:05.230
  • THAT ARE TAKING PEOPLE OUT OF DARKNESS AND TURNING
  • 00:36:05.250 --> 00:36:09.040
  • THEM TOWARDS THE LIGHT WHO IS JESUS AND THE HOPE FOR
  • 00:36:09.060 --> 00:36:14.050
  • THE WORLD, AND I LOVE THAT, AND I APPRECIATE
  • 00:36:14.070 --> 00:36:17.070
  • THAT ABOUT YOU GUYS SO VERY MUCH.
  • 00:36:17.090 --> 00:36:20.100
  • HE LIVES IT HIMSELF, AND OF COURSE GOD WOULD RAISE
  • 00:36:20.120 --> 00:36:22.230
  • HIM UP BECAUSE HE LIVES IT AT HOME.
  • 00:36:22.250 --> 00:36:24.270
  • - I'D LIKE THE FACT THAT WHAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED,
  • 00:36:24.290 --> 00:36:27.120
  • TURNING FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, IS ACTUALLY THE
  • 00:36:27.140 --> 00:36:30.010
  • DEFINITION OF REPENTANCE.
  • 00:36:30.030 --> 00:36:31.250
  • NOW, WE CAN GET RELIGIOUS ABOUT REPENTANCE, LIKE
  • 00:36:31.270 --> 00:36:35.050
  • BEATING YOUR BREASTS AND SCREAMING,
  • 00:36:35.070 --> 00:36:37.180
  • ME JESUS! HELP ME!
  • 00:36:37.200 --> 00:36:39.180
  • BUT THAT'S AN OUTWARD SHOW.
  • 00:36:39.200 --> 00:36:42.070
  • YOU MAY CRY OR NOT CRY, BUT THE DEFINITION OF
  • 00:36:42.090 --> 00:36:45.070
  • REPENTANCE IN THE GREEK IS CHANGE YOUR MIND.
  • 00:36:45.090 --> 00:36:47.290
  • AND WHAT IS HAPPENING WHEN PEOPLE ARE WATCHING JOEL
  • 00:36:48.010 --> 00:36:50.170
  • IS THAT THEIR MINDS ARE BEING CHANGED.
  • 00:36:50.190 --> 00:36:53.130
  • THERE'S REPENTANCE GOING ON WITHOUT THE USE OF THE
  • 00:36:53.150 --> 00:36:55.090
  • WORD REPENTANCE.
  • 00:36:55.110 --> 00:36:57.000
  • - WOW.
  • 00:36:57.020 --> 00:36:58.140
  • - NOW, IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, YOU DON'T FIND THE
  • 00:36:58.160 --> 00:37:00.050
  • WORD REPENTANCE USED EVEN ONCE; NOT EVEN ONCE
  • 00:37:00.070 --> 00:37:02.050
  • IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN.
  • 00:37:02.070 --> 00:37:03.240
  • DOES THAT MEAN THAT JOHN DOESN'T
  • 00:37:03.260 --> 00:37:05.080
  • BELIEVE IN REPENTANCE? IT'S JUST THE EMPHASIS.
  • 00:37:05.100 --> 00:37:08.040
  • SOME PEOPLE CAN CRY OUT REPENTANCE, AND THEY'RE
  • 00:37:08.060 --> 00:37:11.160
  • NOT GIVING PEOPLE ANYTHING TO TURN THEIR MINDS TO.
  • 00:37:11.180 --> 00:37:13.290
  • IT'S JUST A PROHIBITION OR NEGATION, BUT WHAT JOEL IS
  • 00:37:14.010 --> 00:37:20.290
  • DOING UNCONSCIOUSLY, SUPERNATURALLY, BY THE
  • 00:37:21.010 --> 00:37:23.090
  • ANOINTING THAT GOD HAS GIVEN HIM -- EVERYTHING,
  • 00:37:23.110 --> 00:37:26.030
  • YOU LISTEN TO HIM -- MY WIFE'S FAVORITE
  • 00:37:26.050 --> 00:37:28.130
  • PREACHER IS HIM.
  • 00:37:28.150 --> 00:37:29.220
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:29.240 --> 00:37:31.200
  • BESIDES ME. SHE WILL TELL ME WHAT JOEL IS PREACHING,
  • 00:37:31.220 --> 00:37:34.010
  • SO I'M PRETTY UP-TO-DATE BECAUSE SHE WILL TELL ME
  • 00:37:34.030 --> 00:37:35.150
  • JOEL PREACHED THIS.
  • 00:37:35.170 --> 00:37:37.170
  • JOE IS QUALIFIED, BUT YOU ARE FIRST.
  • 00:37:37.190 --> 00:37:40.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:37:40.090 --> 00:37:42.030
  • EVEN MY DAUGHTER LOVES HEARING JOEL.
  • 00:37:42.050 --> 00:37:45.230
  • MANY OF US AS PASTORS AND LEADERS, WE GIVE PEOPLE
  • 00:37:45.250 --> 00:37:49.100
  • SCRIPTURE AND ALL, BUT WHAT WE WANT THEM TO
  • 00:37:49.120 --> 00:37:51.120
  • ARRIVE TO IS FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE.
  • 00:37:51.140 --> 00:37:55.270
  • - WOW.
  • 00:37:55.290 --> 00:37:57.230
  • - WHAT JOEL DOES IS HE BYPASSES ALL OF THAT AND
  • 00:37:57.250 --> 00:38:00.070
  • BRINGS YOU RIGHT TO THAT PLACE, AND I'M TELLING
  • 00:38:00.090 --> 00:38:03.190
  • MYSELF AM I COMPLICATING THINGS BY GIVING THEM THE
  • 00:38:03.210 --> 00:38:06.020
  • GREEK AND THE HEBREW AND ALL OF THAT,
  • 00:38:06.040 --> 00:38:08.040
  • BUT THAT'S MY CALL.
  • 00:38:08.060 --> 00:38:09.240
  • BUT JOEL GETS TO THE POINT, YOU KNOW?
  • 00:38:09.260 --> 00:38:12.140
  • AND I APPRECIATE THAT, AND THAT'S TRUE REPENTANCE.
  • 00:38:12.160 --> 00:38:15.200
  • THE BIBLE SAYS IN THE BOOK OF ACTS, REPENTANCE
  • 00:38:15.220 --> 00:38:18.020
  • TOWARDS GOD, AND FAITH TOWARDS OUR
  • 00:38:18.040 --> 00:38:20.180
  • LORD JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:38:20.200 --> 00:38:22.100
  • NOW WHAT IS REPENTANCE TOWARDS GOD?
  • 00:38:22.120 --> 00:38:24.030
  • TO CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT GOD.
  • 00:38:24.050 --> 00:38:26.070
  • YOU USED TO THINK THAT HE WAS AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:38:26.090 --> 00:38:28.090
  • NOW YOU KNOW THAT HE'S FOR YOU, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:38:28.110 --> 00:38:32.120
  • SO REPENTANCE TOWARDS GOD, AND FAITH TOWARDS OUR LORD
  • 00:38:32.140 --> 00:38:34.260
  • JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:38:34.280 --> 00:38:37.120
  • - WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF NEGATIVE, WORRIED, NOT
  • 00:38:45.240 --> 00:38:49.000
  • THINKING IT'S GOING TO WORK OUT,
  • 00:38:49.020 --> 00:38:51.280
  • RECOGNIZE WHAT'S HAPPENED.
  • 00:38:52.000 --> 00:38:53.140
  • YOU PULLED YOUR ANCHOR UP.
  • 00:38:53.160 --> 00:38:55.030
  • THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU CAN PUT IT BACK DOWN.
  • 00:38:55.050 --> 00:38:56.290
  • INSTEAD OF DWELLING ON THOSE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS,
  • 00:38:57.010 --> 00:38:59.180
  • YOU'LL NEVER GET WELL, NEVER BREAK THE ADDICTION,
  • 00:38:59.200 --> 00:39:02.190
  • NEVER MEET THE RIGHT PERSON, TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:39:02.210 --> 00:39:05.130
  • FATHER, THANK YOU THAT THE ANSWER'S ALREADY
  • 00:39:05.150 --> 00:39:07.050
  • ON THE WAY.
  • 00:39:07.070 --> 00:39:08.260
  • THANK YOU THAT HEALING'S COMING, PROMOTION'S
  • 00:39:08.280 --> 00:39:11.010
  • COMING, THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE COMING.
  • 00:39:11.030 --> 00:39:12.280
  • THANK YOU THAT FAVOR IS IN MY FUTURE.
  • 00:39:13.000 --> 00:39:15.090
  • THAT'S HOW YOU STAY ANCHORED TO HOPE.
  • 00:39:15.110 --> 00:39:18.200
  • - ANNOUNCER: HERE AT THE BEGINNING OF 2017, THE
  • 00:39:18.220 --> 00:39:21.270
  • TRINITY BROADCASTING FAMILY OF NETWORKS
  • 00:39:21.290 --> 00:39:24.250
  • INTRODUCED FOUR PILLARS OF TRUTH: THE BLESSED LIFE,
  • 00:39:24.270 --> 00:39:29.110
  • GRACE, SPIRIT CONTEMPORARY, AND HOPE.
  • 00:39:29.130 --> 00:39:35.240
  • GOD WONDROUSLY SHOWS US HIS NEVER ENDING LOVE.
  • 00:39:35.260 --> 00:39:39.190
  • HE DELIGHTS IN THOSE WHO FEAR HIM.
  • 00:39:39.210 --> 00:39:42.280
  • MAY HIS JOY AND PEACE FILL YOU TO OVERFLOWING WITH
  • 00:39:43.000 --> 00:39:45.090
  • HOPE, TODAY'S PILLAR FOR LIFE.
  • 00:39:45.110 --> 00:39:49.190
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:39:49.210 --> 00:39:53.160
  • - THE BIBLE SAYS THAT HOPE IS THE HELMET OF
  • 00:39:53.180 --> 00:39:55.080
  • SALVATION, RIGHT?
  • 00:39:55.100 --> 00:39:57.000
  • THE HOPE OF SALVATION IS A HELMET.
  • 00:39:57.020 --> 00:39:58.290
  • WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT?
  • 00:39:59.010 --> 00:40:00.200
  • - WELL, LET'S SEE, JOSEPH, WHAT DO I
  • 00:40:00.220 --> 00:40:02.270
  • MAKE OF THAT?
  • 00:40:02.290 --> 00:40:04.070
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:40:04.090 --> 00:40:06.030
  • I DON'T KNOW, JOSEPH.
  • 00:40:06.050 --> 00:40:08.010
  • I PROBABLY SEE IT WAY TOO SIMPLY, BUT JUST THE FACT
  • 00:40:08.030 --> 00:40:10.060
  • THAT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:40:10.080 --> 00:40:12.050
  • YOU PUT YOUR HOPE IN CHRIST.
  • 00:40:12.070 --> 00:40:13.180
  • THERE'S YOUR SALVATION.
  • 00:40:13.200 --> 00:40:15.090
  • - THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE DOING BECAUSE EVERY
  • 00:40:15.110 --> 00:40:16.290
  • TIME HOPE IS PREACHED, IT GUARDS YOUR
  • 00:40:17.010 --> 00:40:18.270
  • HEART AND MINDS.
  • 00:40:18.290 --> 00:40:20.140
  • IT GUARDS YOUR MINDS, AND YOU HAVE A
  • 00:40:20.160 --> 00:40:21.230
  • BEAUTIFUL HELMET. I LOVE YOUR HAIR.
  • 00:40:21.250 --> 00:40:23.270
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:40:23.290 --> 00:40:27.090
  • YOU KNOW, WE USED TO BE THERE WHERE PUTTING ON THE
  • 00:40:27.110 --> 00:40:29.200
  • ARMOR OF GOD WAS LIKE BATMAN PUTTING ON HIS
  • 00:40:29.220 --> 00:40:31.230
  • ARMOR, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK, THAT KIND OF THING.
  • 00:40:31.250 --> 00:40:35.030
  • BUT ACTUALLY, IT'S UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH OF
  • 00:40:35.050 --> 00:40:37.210
  • LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, HOPE IS THE HELMET TO YOUR HEAD.
  • 00:40:37.230 --> 00:40:40.060
  • IT PROTECTS YOU.
  • 00:40:40.080 --> 00:40:41.230
  • EVERY TIME I LISTEN TO JOEL, PEOPLE THAT LISTEN
  • 00:40:41.250 --> 00:40:43.100
  • TO JOEL, THEY COME OUT FROM THERE BEING MORE
  • 00:40:43.120 --> 00:40:45.240
  • OPTIMISTIC AND OF COURSE THE WORD HELP IS FOR HOPE
  • 00:40:45.260 --> 00:40:49.140
  • IN THE GREEK IS POSITIVE EXPECTATION OF GOOD
  • 00:40:49.160 --> 00:40:52.020
  • IN YOUR FUTURE.
  • 00:40:52.040 --> 00:40:53.280
  • THE WORLD TODAY IS VERY SAD.
  • 00:40:54.000 --> 00:40:55.280
  • YOU CAN'T FIND HOPE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:40:56.000 --> 00:40:58.070
  • IT'S HOPELESS.
  • 00:40:58.090 --> 00:41:00.190
  • THE ONLY PLACE TO FIND HOPE IS IN THE BODY OF
  • 00:41:00.210 --> 00:41:03.050
  • CHRIST, AND WHY KNOCK IT?
  • 00:41:03.070 --> 00:41:07.010
  • I CAN'T UNDERSTAND THE BODY OF CHRIST KNOCKS
  • 00:41:07.030 --> 00:41:08.270
  • HOPE, PEOPLE WHO ARE PREACHING HOPE, BECAUSE
  • 00:41:08.290 --> 00:41:11.230
  • THERE'S SO MUCH DEJECTION AND DEPRESSION IN THE
  • 00:41:11.250 --> 00:41:14.070
  • WORLD, AND IN THE LAST DAYS SHALL THE BIBLE SAYS
  • 00:41:14.090 --> 00:41:16.190
  • DARKNESS WILL COVER THE EARTH, AND GROSS DARKNESS
  • 00:41:16.210 --> 00:41:19.030
  • THE PEOPLE, THE PEOPLE BUT NOT THE CHURCH.
  • 00:41:19.050 --> 00:41:21.120
  • BUT THE GLORY OF THE LORD WILL RISE UPON YOU, AMEN?
  • 00:41:21.140 --> 00:41:24.150
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:41:24.170 --> 00:41:26.230
  • AND I THANK GOD FOR IT'S A WEAPON.
  • 00:41:26.250 --> 00:41:30.180
  • HOPE, GRACE, THEY'RE NOT JUST MESSAGES.
  • 00:41:30.200 --> 00:41:34.090
  • THEY ARE YOUR ARMOR.
  • 00:41:34.110 --> 00:41:36.240
  • THEY ARE YOUR WEAPONS TO PROTECT YOU, AND YOU
  • 00:41:36.260 --> 00:41:38.180
  • CANNOT FIND HOPE IN THE WORLD.
  • 00:41:38.200 --> 00:41:40.230
  • ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, WHEN YOU SEE WHAT THE
  • 00:41:40.250 --> 00:41:42.230
  • DEVIL IS DOING, THE DEVIL APPEALS TO YOUR SIGHT.
  • 00:41:42.250 --> 00:41:44.220
  • HE'S VISUAL.
  • 00:41:44.240 --> 00:41:47.220
  • IN OTHER WORDS, HE WANTS TO APPEAL TO YOUR SIGHT,
  • 00:41:47.240 --> 00:41:49.290
  • WHEREAS GOD APPEALS TO FAITH, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:41:50.010 --> 00:41:52.280
  • WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT.
  • 00:41:53.000 --> 00:41:55.150
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT GOD DOING IN THE WORLD TODAY,
  • 00:41:55.170 --> 00:41:58.190
  • JUST SEE WHAT THE DEVIL IS DOING.
  • 00:41:58.210 --> 00:42:00.210
  • WHAT IS VISUAL? AND THEN REVERSE IT.
  • 00:42:00.230 --> 00:42:03.170
  • IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS, REMEMBER WHEN PHARAOH
  • 00:42:03.190 --> 00:42:08.280
  • DECREED THAT ALL THE HEBREW MALE BABIES
  • 00:42:09.000 --> 00:42:11.060
  • WOULD BE KILLED? THAT WAS VERY VISUAL.
  • 00:42:11.080 --> 00:42:14.240
  • THAT WAS VERY RAMPANT FOR ALL TO SEE, BUT WHAT WAS
  • 00:42:14.260 --> 00:42:18.240
  • UNKNOWN AND WHAT WAS HIDDEN AND NOT VISIBLE WAS
  • 00:42:18.260 --> 00:42:21.180
  • A CHAMPION WAS BORN DURING THAT TIME.
  • 00:42:21.200 --> 00:42:25.080
  • SAME THING FOR OUR LORD JESUS WHEN HE WAS BORN.
  • 00:42:25.100 --> 00:42:28.150
  • EVERY MALE CHILD UNDER TWO YEARS OLD, HEROD DECREED
  • 00:42:28.170 --> 00:42:32.230
  • TO BE KILLED, AND THAT WAS VERY OPEN.
  • 00:42:32.250 --> 00:42:35.000
  • YOU CAN HEAR THE TEARS AND THE WEEPING OF THE
  • 00:42:35.020 --> 00:42:37.100
  • MOTHERS, AND YOU CAN SEE IT HAPPENING WHAT THE
  • 00:42:37.120 --> 00:42:39.120
  • DEVIL IS DOING, BUT THEN WHAT WE CAN'T SEE IS THAT
  • 00:42:39.140 --> 00:42:42.080
  • THE MESSIAH WAS BORN.
  • 00:42:42.100 --> 00:42:44.070
  • SO WHEN YOU SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD
  • 00:42:44.090 --> 00:42:47.050
  • TODAY, AS PEOPLE OF FAITH REVERSE IT -- WHY IS IT
  • 00:42:47.070 --> 00:42:49.160
  • THAT THERE'S SO MUCH TERRORISM GOING ON?
  • 00:42:49.180 --> 00:42:51.280
  • BECAUSE GOD'S CHAMPIONS ARE BEING RAISED.
  • 00:42:52.000 --> 00:42:55.200
  • - COME ON, NOW.
  • 00:42:55.220 --> 00:42:57.020
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:42:57.040 --> 00:43:00.020
  • - WHY IS THERE NEW STRAINS OF VIRUS,
  • 00:43:00.040 --> 00:43:04.090
  • DISEASES, ZIKA, EBOLA, NEW STRAINS OF VIRUSES? BECAUSE
  • 00:43:04.110 --> 00:43:07.260
  • GOD HAS A NEW ANOINTING OF HEALING BEING RELEASED.
  • 00:43:07.280 --> 00:43:11.010
  • JUST REVERSE IT.
  • 00:43:11.030 --> 00:43:13.150
  • AND WHAT JOEL DOES IS HE BRINGS OUT OF THE
  • 00:43:13.170 --> 00:43:16.040
  • INVISIBLE REALM, THE VISIBLE REALM.
  • 00:43:16.060 --> 00:43:19.010
  • WE NEED TO BE PEOPLE OF FAITH AND HAVE
  • 00:43:19.030 --> 00:43:21.200
  • HOPE AND GRACE.
  • 00:43:21.220 --> 00:43:24.120
  • YOU GOT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT GOD IS SAYING, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:43:24.140 --> 00:43:27.080
  • JUST LOOK AT WHAT THE DEVIL IS DOING, AND
  • 00:43:27.100 --> 00:43:28.270
  • THEN REVERSE IT.
  • 00:43:28.290 --> 00:43:30.120
  • SO WHAT IS HE DOING IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?
  • 00:43:30.140 --> 00:43:32.160
  • IS HE ATTACKING YOUR BODY?
  • 00:43:32.180 --> 00:43:34.240
  • IT'S BECAUSE GOD IS GIVING YOU A NEW INFUSION OF
  • 00:43:34.260 --> 00:43:36.140
  • HEALTH AND STRENGTH.
  • 00:43:36.160 --> 00:43:38.100
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:43:38.120 --> 00:43:40.290
  • IS HE ATTACKING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS?
  • 00:43:41.010 --> 00:43:43.050
  • IT'S BECAUSE GOD IS DOING SOMETHING.
  • 00:43:43.070 --> 00:43:45.020
  • NOW, THE DEVIL IS NOT OMNISCIENT.
  • 00:43:45.040 --> 00:43:47.220
  • HE IS NOT ALL KNOWING, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:43:47.240 --> 00:43:50.040
  • GOD IS ALL KNOWING.
  • 00:43:50.060 --> 00:43:51.260
  • SO WHAT HE DOES IS HE OBSERVES THE ACTIVITY OF
  • 00:43:51.280 --> 00:43:53.270
  • ANGELS LIKE DURING THE TIME OF THE BIRTH OF
  • 00:43:53.290 --> 00:43:56.240
  • JESUS, HE CAN SEE THE ANGELS MOVING, BUT HE
  • 00:43:56.260 --> 00:43:59.110
  • DOESN'T KNOW EXACTLY.
  • 00:43:59.130 --> 00:44:01.250
  • AT THE TIME OF BABY MOSES, HE DIDN'T KNOW WHO WAS THE
  • 00:44:01.270 --> 00:44:04.100
  • CHAMPION BEING BORN, BUT HE CAN TELL THAT GOD IS
  • 00:44:04.120 --> 00:44:07.080
  • DOING SOMETHING.
  • 00:44:07.100 --> 00:44:09.020
  • SO WHAT HE DOES IS HE COUNTER ATTACKS.
  • 00:44:09.040 --> 00:44:11.040
  • GOD NEVER PLAYS CATCH UP TO THE DEVIL.
  • 00:44:11.060 --> 00:44:13.200
  • THE DEVIL DOES, OKAY?
  • 00:44:13.220 --> 00:44:16.240
  • SO WHEN I LOOK AT THE WORLD TODAY, I HAVE HOPE
  • 00:44:16.260 --> 00:44:20.040
  • BECAUSE I KNOW THAT ALL THESE SIGNS ARE WHAT THE
  • 00:44:20.060 --> 00:44:22.120
  • DEVIL IS DOING.
  • 00:44:22.140 --> 00:44:24.090
  • IT'S JUST HIS KNEE JERK REACTION AT WHAT
  • 00:44:24.110 --> 00:44:26.190
  • GOD IS DOING.
  • 00:44:26.210 --> 00:44:28.260
  • LET'S SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING, AMEN?
  • 00:44:28.280 --> 00:44:30.240
  • - FOR 2017, COME ON!
  • 00:44:30.260 --> 00:44:32.020
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:44:32.040 --> 00:44:33.250
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:44:33.270 --> 00:44:36.110
  • - ZECHARIAH PUTS IT THIS WAY: IF YOU'LL BE A
  • 00:44:47.170 --> 00:44:49.250
  • PRISONER OF HOPE, GOD WILL RESTORE BACK TO YOU
  • 00:44:49.270 --> 00:44:53.190
  • DOUBLE WHAT YOU LOST.
  • 00:44:53.210 --> 00:44:55.250
  • PRISONER OF HOPE MEANS YOU CAN'T GET AWAY FROM IT.
  • 00:44:55.270 --> 00:44:58.180
  • YOU'RE ANCHORED TO IT.
  • 00:44:58.200 --> 00:45:00.210
  • YOU SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED, BUT YOU CAN'T HELP IT.
  • 00:45:00.230 --> 00:45:03.270
  • DESPITE ALL THAT'S COME AGAINST YOU, LIKE JOSEPH,
  • 00:45:03.290 --> 00:45:07.070
  • YOU STILL BELIEVE YOU'RE GOING TO ACCOMPLISH
  • 00:45:07.090 --> 00:45:09.060
  • YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:45:09.080 --> 00:45:11.070
  • YOU SHOULD BE OVERWHELMED. THE OBSTACLE LOOKS BIGGER.
  • 00:45:11.090 --> 00:45:14.050
  • GOLIATH LOOKS STRONGER, MORE POWERFUL, BUT LIKE
  • 00:45:14.070 --> 00:45:17.090
  • DAVID, YOU HAVE YOUR HOPE IN THE LORD.
  • 00:45:17.110 --> 00:45:20.200
  • YOU KNOW IF GOD BE FOR YOU, WHO DARE
  • 00:45:20.220 --> 00:45:22.180
  • BE AGAINST YOU?
  • 00:45:22.200 --> 00:45:24.120
  • - JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO, WE WERE IN NEW YORK
  • 00:45:27.070 --> 00:45:29.030
  • TOGETHER, AND WE DID AN INTERVIEW ON
  • 00:45:29.050 --> 00:45:30.210
  • YOUR LAST BOOK.
  • 00:45:30.230 --> 00:45:32.200
  • WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT BOOK?
  • 00:45:32.220 --> 00:45:34.140
  • - THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER.
  • 00:45:34.160 --> 00:45:36.040
  • - THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER.
  • 00:45:36.060 --> 00:45:37.220
  • OKAY, YOUR QUESTION WAS THE BIBLE DECLARES
  • 00:45:37.240 --> 00:45:39.220
  • THAT HOPE IS A...
  • 00:45:39.240 --> 00:45:41.110
  • - HELMET.
  • 00:45:41.130 --> 00:45:42.280
  • - HELMET, OKAY. SO THE QUESTION TO JOEL LET ME HELP
  • 00:45:43.000 --> 00:45:46.000
  • YOU WITH THE ANSWER...
  • 00:45:46.020 --> 00:45:47.080
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:45:47.100 --> 00:45:50.160
  • I IMMEDIATELY WENT TO THAT ENTIRE PROGRAM
  • 00:45:50.180 --> 00:45:53.050
  • THAT WE DID.
  • 00:45:53.070 --> 00:45:55.080
  • I THINK WHAT THE INTERPRETATION OF WHAT
  • 00:45:55.100 --> 00:45:57.120
  • THAT SCRIPTURE IS BASICALLY, IF YOU CAN'T
  • 00:45:57.140 --> 00:46:01.070
  • THINK THAT THERE IS HOPE IN YOUR MIND, OKAY, THAT
  • 00:46:01.090 --> 00:46:06.090
  • IS THE WAY IT BECOMES A HELMET TO YOU.
  • 00:46:06.110 --> 00:46:09.150
  • AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING.
  • 00:46:09.170 --> 00:46:10.290
  • I'M A RUNNER.
  • 00:46:11.010 --> 00:46:12.230
  • I RUN, AND I FOUND MYSELF THE OTHER DAY JUST -- YOU
  • 00:46:12.250 --> 00:46:17.220
  • KNOW THE CADENCE OF YOUR FEET HITTING THE GROUND.
  • 00:46:17.240 --> 00:46:21.000
  • YOU HEAR THAT CADENCE, AND I WAS HEARING MYSELF JUST
  • 00:46:21.020 --> 00:46:25.210
  • REPEATING THIS PHRASE, "GOD IS FOR ME, HE'S NOT
  • 00:46:25.230 --> 00:46:29.270
  • AGAINST ME." GOD IS FOR ME, HE'S WITH ME.
  • 00:46:29.290 --> 00:46:33.150
  • HIS LOVE COMES TO ME. HIS LOVE GOES THROUGH ME.
  • 00:46:33.170 --> 00:46:37.200
  • AND ALL THESE LITTLE PHRASES.
  • 00:46:37.220 --> 00:46:39.100
  • OKAY, THAT IS A HELMET FOR ME.
  • 00:46:39.120 --> 00:46:44.070
  • IF YOU CAN'T GET WHAT YOU SO BEAUTIFULLY DO, AND IF
  • 00:46:44.090 --> 00:46:49.220
  • YOU CAN'T GET IT INTO MIND, YOU CAN'T
  • 00:46:49.240 --> 00:46:53.010
  • GENERATE A DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:46:53.030 --> 00:46:55.120
  • IT WON'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE, AND I THINK THAT'S A
  • 00:46:55.140 --> 00:46:57.170
  • BETTER ANSWER THAN YOURS.
  • 00:46:57.190 --> 00:47:00.110
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:47:00.130 --> 00:47:02.130
  • NOW PICK THAT UP.
  • 00:47:02.150 --> 00:47:04.170
  • - WELL, I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT ON, MATT.
  • 00:47:04.190 --> 00:47:06.170
  • I THINK WHAT'S LIMITING A LOT OF PEOPLE IS -- I SEE
  • 00:47:06.190 --> 00:47:09.000
  • IT AS WE ALL HAVE RECORDING PLAYING IN OUR
  • 00:47:09.020 --> 00:47:11.270
  • MIND, AND SOME PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT THEIR
  • 00:47:11.290 --> 00:47:14.120
  • RECORDING IS NEGATIVE.
  • 00:47:14.140 --> 00:47:16.030
  • THEY JUST GREW UP WITH IT LIKE, I'M NOT ATTRACTIVE,
  • 00:47:16.050 --> 00:47:18.190
  • AND I'LL NEVER RISE ANY HIGHER.
  • 00:47:18.210 --> 00:47:20.220
  • I'M NOT TALENTED, OR JUST ALL OF THESE
  • 00:47:20.240 --> 00:47:22.160
  • NEGATIVE THINGS.
  • 00:47:22.180 --> 00:47:24.030
  • BUT ONE OF THE BEST THINGS WE CAN DO, THE SCRIPTURE
  • 00:47:24.050 --> 00:47:27.000
  • CALLS IT RENEWING OUR MIND, IS TO CHANGE THAT
  • 00:47:27.020 --> 00:47:29.000
  • RECORDING AND SAY WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT US.
  • 00:47:29.020 --> 00:47:31.160
  • SO ALL THROUGH THE DAY, WHAT SHOULD BE PLAYED IN
  • 00:47:31.180 --> 00:47:34.000
  • OUR MIND, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY IT OUT LOUD,
  • 00:47:34.020 --> 00:47:36.040
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO YOU BUT WHAT SHOULD BE PLAYING IS
  • 00:47:36.060 --> 00:47:38.070
  • I'M BLESSED. I'M STRONG.
  • 00:47:38.090 --> 00:47:40.020
  • I'M HEALTHY. I'M TALENTED.
  • 00:47:40.040 --> 00:47:41.220
  • I'M CREATIVE. I'M FOCUSED.
  • 00:47:41.240 --> 00:47:44.010
  • I'M DISCIPLINED. MY BEST DAYS ARE STILL AHEAD.
  • 00:47:44.030 --> 00:47:45.280
  • I'M FRIENDLY.
  • 00:47:46.000 --> 00:47:47.100
  • PEOPLE LIKE TO BE AROUND ME.
  • 00:47:47.120 --> 00:47:48.210
  • SEE, YOU'VE GOT ENOUGH PEOPLE IN LIFE AGAINST YOU.
  • 00:47:48.230 --> 00:47:51.030
  • DON'T BE AGAINST YOURSELF.
  • 00:47:51.050 --> 00:47:53.080
  • YOU GOT TO TURN THAT RECORDING AROUND,
  • 00:47:53.100 --> 00:47:55.190
  • AND I THINK OF IT LIKE --I ALWAYS COME BACK TO THIS
  • 00:47:55.210 --> 00:47:58.060
  • BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE THE MOST EXPENSIVE COMPUTER
  • 00:47:58.080 --> 00:48:00.270
  • MADE, THE LATEST, GREATEST, HAS ALL THE
  • 00:48:00.290 --> 00:48:03.080
  • GREAT SOFTWARE AND ALL OF THAT, BUT IF YOU PUT BAD
  • 00:48:03.100 --> 00:48:06.050
  • SOFTWARE INTO IT, IT'S NOT GOING TO
  • 00:48:06.070 --> 00:48:08.010
  • FUNCTION PROPERLY.
  • 00:48:08.030 --> 00:48:09.220
  • AND I THINK SOMETIMES THERE'S NOTHING
  • 00:48:09.240 --> 00:48:11.270
  • WRONG WITH YOU.
  • 00:48:11.290 --> 00:48:13.280
  • YOU ARE MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD.
  • 00:48:14.000 --> 00:48:15.220
  • HE BREATHED HIS LIFE INTO YOU.
  • 00:48:15.240 --> 00:48:17.020
  • HE CALL YOU A MASTERPIECE, SAID YOU'RE FEARFULLY AND
  • 00:48:17.040 --> 00:48:18.220
  • WONDERFULLY MADE.
  • 00:48:18.240 --> 00:48:20.080
  • NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU.
  • 00:48:20.100 --> 00:48:21.270
  • THERE MAY BE THE CHANCE THAT YOU'VE LET SOME
  • 00:48:21.290 --> 00:48:23.280
  • VIRUSES GET IN YOUR SOFTWARE,
  • 00:48:24.000 --> 00:48:25.130
  • REPROGRAM SOME THINGS.
  • 00:48:25.150 --> 00:48:27.030
  • SO MAYBE YOU NEED TO EMPTY OUT THOSE.
  • 00:48:27.050 --> 00:48:29.290
  • I CALL IT DELETE THE NEGATIVE, AND JUST START,
  • 00:48:30.010 --> 00:48:32.110
  • LIKE MATT WAS SAYING, ALL THROUGH THE DAY, LET
  • 00:48:32.130 --> 00:48:35.050
  • THOSE THOUGHTS OF FAITH AND HOPE AND VICTORY
  • 00:48:35.070 --> 00:48:37.050
  • PLAY IN YOUR MIND.
  • 00:48:37.070 --> 00:48:39.010
  • AND YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES, MATT, YOU PLAY THOSE
  • 00:48:39.030 --> 00:48:41.030
  • THOUGHTS, AND EVERYTHING MAY NOT BE TRUE.
  • 00:48:41.050 --> 00:48:44.000
  • YOU MAY SAY, "I'M BLESSED, AND I'M HEALTHY,"
  • 00:48:44.020 --> 00:48:46.120
  • AND THOSE THINGS MAY NOT BE TRUE.
  • 00:48:46.140 --> 00:48:48.170
  • BUT I'VE LEARNED THE MORE YOU DWELL ON THAT STUFF,
  • 00:48:48.190 --> 00:48:50.270
  • THAT'S WHAT ALLOWS IT TO BECOME A REALITY.
  • 00:48:50.290 --> 00:48:52.220
  • SEE, I THINK YOU'LL NEVER RISE ANY HIGHER THAN THE
  • 00:48:52.240 --> 00:48:56.070
  • WAY YOU SEE YOURSELF, AND SOMETIMES WE SEE
  • 00:48:56.090 --> 00:48:58.140
  • OURSELVES, WELL, YOU KNOW, I'M AT THIS LEVEL, OR
  • 00:48:58.160 --> 00:49:00.090
  • JOEL, I DON'T HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WIFE,
  • 00:49:00.110 --> 00:49:02.120
  • AND I DON'T HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:49:02.140 --> 00:49:03.260
  • BUT YOU KNOW, THAT'S LIMITING YOURSELF.
  • 00:49:03.280 --> 00:49:06.010
  • WHY DON'T YOU TAKE THE LIMITS NOT ONLY OFF OF
  • 00:49:06.030 --> 00:49:08.230
  • GOD, BUT TAKE THE LIMITS OFF OF YOURSELF.
  • 00:49:08.250 --> 00:49:10.250
  • YOU MAY NOT SEE A WAY, BUT YOU CAN SAY, GOD,
  • 00:49:10.270 --> 00:49:12.230
  • YOU BREATHED LIFE INTO ME.
  • 00:49:12.250 --> 00:49:14.130
  • I BELIEVE I HAVE SEEDS GREATNESS.
  • 00:49:14.150 --> 00:49:16.060
  • I BELIEVE I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST.
  • 00:49:16.080 --> 00:49:18.160
  • I BELIEVE I CAN SET A NEW STANDARD FOR MY FAMILY
  • 00:49:18.180 --> 00:49:21.030
  • BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I HEAR A LOT, MATT, AND JOSEPH
  • 00:49:21.050 --> 00:49:24.210
  • AND THE REST OF YOU. I HEAR, YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:49:24.230 --> 00:49:27.050
  • I'VE GONE AS FAR AS I CAN.
  • 00:49:27.070 --> 00:49:29.020
  • I'VE GONE AS FAR AS MY PARENTS HAVE GONE.
  • 00:49:29.040 --> 00:49:31.020
  • I'M DOING PRETTY GOOD.
  • 00:49:31.040 --> 00:49:33.160
  • BUT GOD WANTS EVERY GENERATION TO INCREASE.
  • 00:49:33.180 --> 00:49:35.240
  • HE WANTS YOU TO SET A NEW STANDARD.
  • 00:49:35.260 --> 00:49:37.250
  • YOU WOULDN'T BE HEARING THIS IF GOD DIDN'T WANT TO
  • 00:49:37.270 --> 00:49:40.000
  • YOU RISE HIGHER.
  • 00:49:40.020 --> 00:49:42.070
  • SO SOMETIMES WE TAKE THINGS AND SAY, MY MOM WAS
  • 00:49:42.090 --> 00:49:43.260
  • DEPRESSED, AND I'M DEPRESSED, TOO.
  • 00:49:43.280 --> 00:49:45.100
  • MY DAD HAD ADDICTIONS, AND I DEAL WITH IT, TOO.
  • 00:49:45.120 --> 00:49:47.010
  • BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:49:47.030 --> 00:49:48.240
  • YOU CAN SET A NEW STANDARD.
  • 00:49:48.260 --> 00:49:50.050
  • YOU CAN RISE HIGHER.
  • 00:49:50.070 --> 00:49:51.230
  • YOU GOTTA STIR UP YOUR FAITH AND SAY YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:49:51.250 --> 00:49:53.120
  • I DO HAVE THE POWER, THE ABILITY TO RISE HIGHER AND
  • 00:49:53.140 --> 00:49:55.070
  • TO REPROGRAM YOUR MIND.
  • 00:49:55.090 --> 00:49:57.080
  • THAT'S GOING TO HELP YOU TO BECOME ALL GOD'S
  • 00:49:57.100 --> 00:50:00.160
  • CREATED YOU TO BE.
  • 00:50:00.180 --> 00:50:02.070
  • EVEN GOING BACK TO WHEN I FIRST STARTED MINISTERING,
  • 00:50:02.090 --> 00:50:05.130
  • I HAD NEVER MINISTERED BEFORE.
  • 00:50:05.150 --> 00:50:08.290
  • MY DAD DIED IN 1999.
  • 00:50:09.010 --> 00:50:10.260
  • I HAD SPENT 17 YEARS BEHIND THE SCENES DOING
  • 00:50:10.280 --> 00:50:12.250
  • THE PRODUCTION LIKE THESE GUYS, AND I WAS
  • 00:50:12.270 --> 00:50:14.200
  • COMFORTABLE DOING THAT.
  • 00:50:14.220 --> 00:50:16.080
  • LIKE YOU, MATT, I THOUGHT THAT'S WHAT I WOULD DO
  • 00:50:16.100 --> 00:50:17.280
  • WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:50:18.000 --> 00:50:19.200
  • I KNEW I WAS SUPPOSED TO STEP UP AND PASTOR THE
  • 00:50:19.220 --> 00:50:21.220
  • CHURCH, AND I TOLD MY MOM, I DIDN'T TELL ANYBODY ELSE
  • 00:50:21.240 --> 00:50:24.090
  • THAT I WOULD START -- THAT AFTER MY DAD DIED,
  • 00:50:24.110 --> 00:50:26.180
  • I'D START SPEAKING THE WEEKENDS, BUT EVERY VOICE
  • 00:50:26.200 --> 00:50:30.060
  • TOLD ME, JOEL, YOU'RE GOING TO GET UP THERE
  • 00:50:30.080 --> 00:50:31.260
  • AND LOOK LIKE A FOOL.
  • 00:50:31.280 --> 00:50:33.150
  • YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO SEMINARY.
  • 00:50:33.170 --> 00:50:36.140
  • NOBODY'S GOING TO LISTEN TO YOU.
  • 00:50:36.160 --> 00:50:38.090
  • I MEAN, THERE WERE PLENTY OF NEGATIVE VOICES, SO I
  • 00:50:38.110 --> 00:50:40.120
  • HAD TO DO JUST WHAT I'M TELLING YOU TO DO.
  • 00:50:40.140 --> 00:50:42.000
  • ALL THROUGH THE DAY, JOEL, YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS
  • 00:50:42.020 --> 00:50:43.120
  • THROUGH CHRIST.
  • 00:50:43.140 --> 00:50:44.250
  • YOU ARE STRONG IN THE LORD.
  • 00:50:44.270 --> 00:50:46.050
  • YOU'VE BEEN RAISED UP FOR IS YOU A TIME...
  • 00:50:46.070 --> 00:50:47.150
  • HERE'S WHAT I'VE LEARNED.
  • 00:50:47.170 --> 00:50:48.290
  • YOU CAN TALK YOURSELVES INTO YOUR DREAMS,
  • 00:50:49.010 --> 00:50:50.110
  • OR YOU CAN TALK YOURSELF OUT OF YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:50:50.130 --> 00:50:51.270
  • - COME ON.
  • 00:50:51.290 --> 00:50:53.110
  • - OR SOMETIMES YOU CAN LET OTHER PEOPLE TALK YOU
  • 00:50:53.130 --> 00:50:55.020
  • OUT OF YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:50:55.040 --> 00:50:57.020
  • I WOULDN'T BE STANDING HERE TODAY IF I HAD NOT
  • 00:50:57.040 --> 00:50:59.090
  • REPROGRAMMED MY COMPUTER.
  • 00:50:59.110 --> 00:51:01.260
  • SO I JUST ENCOURAGE YOU BECAUSE YOU CAN
  • 00:51:01.280 --> 00:51:03.170
  • THINK YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:51:03.190 --> 00:51:05.090
  • YOU CAN THINK OF A THOUSAND REASONS WHY YOU
  • 00:51:05.110 --> 00:51:07.010
  • CAN'T DO WHAT GOD'S PUT IN YOUR HEART, BUT GOD
  • 00:51:07.030 --> 00:51:08.290
  • WOULDN'T HAVE EQUIPPED YOU IF HE HADN'T
  • 00:51:09.010 --> 00:51:10.210
  • ALREADY EMPOWERED YOU.
  • 00:51:10.230 --> 00:51:12.150
  • SO I BELIEVE YOU HAVE GIFTS AND TALENTS JUST
  • 00:51:12.170 --> 00:51:15.030
  • LIKE ME THAT YOU DON'T KNOW YOU HAVE, THAT YOU'RE
  • 00:51:15.050 --> 00:51:17.020
  • SITTING THERE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:51:17.040 --> 00:51:18.290
  • THERE'S POTENTIAL IN YOU.
  • 00:51:19.010 --> 00:51:20.220
  • I'M PROBABLY THE LEAST LIKELY ONE TO BE UP HERE.
  • 00:51:20.240 --> 00:51:22.210
  • I'M NOT AS SMART AS JOSEPH.
  • 00:51:22.230 --> 00:51:24.120
  • I'M BETTER LOOKING, BUT I'M NOT AS SMART AS HIM.
  • 00:51:24.140 --> 00:51:25.200
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:51:25.220 --> 00:51:27.230
  • THE THING IS, THAT'S WHY IT'S EASY FOR
  • 00:51:27.250 --> 00:51:29.240
  • ME TO ENCOURAGE.
  • 00:51:29.260 --> 00:51:32.290
  • - IT'S ON NOW, YEAH.
  • 00:51:33.010 --> 00:51:34.230
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:51:34.250 --> 00:51:36.110
  • - THAT'S WHY IT'S EASY FOR ME TO ENCOURAGE YOU.
  • 00:51:36.130 --> 00:51:38.040
  • DON'T LET PEOPLE, DON'T LET CIRCUMSTANCES, DON'T
  • 00:51:38.060 --> 00:51:40.130
  • LET YOUR OWN THOUGHTS TALK YOU OUT OF WHAT GOD'S
  • 00:51:40.150 --> 00:51:43.040
  • PUT IN YOUR HEART BECAUSE YOU CAN
  • 00:51:43.060 --> 00:51:44.250
  • OVERCOME THE ADDICTION.
  • 00:51:44.270 --> 00:51:46.090
  • YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH YOUR DREAMS.
  • 00:51:46.110 --> 00:51:47.180
  • YOU CAN SET A NEW STANDARD.
  • 00:51:47.200 --> 00:51:49.050
  • WHATEVER IT IS, YOU REPROGRAM YOUR MIND, AND
  • 00:51:49.070 --> 00:51:51.030
  • HAVE THOSE THOUGHTS OF VICTORY, AND I BELIEVE
  • 00:51:51.050 --> 00:51:53.040
  • YOU'LL HAVE A REPORT LIKE ME THAT GOD WILL TAKE YOU
  • 00:51:53.060 --> 00:51:54.270
  • PLACES THAT YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED.
  • 00:51:54.290 --> 00:51:56.260
  • - THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE SITTING OUT THERE TODAY,
  • 00:51:56.280 --> 00:51:58.150
  • AND THEY'RE SAYING, I DON'T HAVE ANY DREAMS.
  • 00:51:58.170 --> 00:52:00.160
  • I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO DO, AND I
  • 00:52:00.180 --> 00:52:03.010
  • WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO EXACTLY
  • 00:52:03.030 --> 00:52:04.210
  • WHAT JOEL'S SAYING.
  • 00:52:04.230 --> 00:52:06.150
  • PUT THAT HELMET OF SALVATION, THAT HELMET OF
  • 00:52:06.170 --> 00:52:08.110
  • HOPE ON, AND TAKE THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH
  • 00:52:08.130 --> 00:52:11.100
  • IS THE WORD OF GOD, AND IT'S A DOUBLE THING.
  • 00:52:11.120 --> 00:52:13.280
  • YOU GUARD YOUR HEAD.
  • 00:52:14.000 --> 00:52:15.200
  • YOU CONTINUE TO SAY THESE THINGS BY THE WORD OF GOD.
  • 00:52:15.220 --> 00:52:19.020
  • YOU'RE NOT JUST SAYING, I'M TALENTED.
  • 00:52:19.040 --> 00:52:20.200
  • I'M SMART. I'M BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:52:20.220 --> 00:52:22.140
  • I'M FINE, I'M THIS, I'M THAT.
  • 00:52:22.160 --> 00:52:24.030
  • GOD SAYS THAT ABOUT US, AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:52:24.050 --> 00:52:26.000
  • THAT HAS MERIT RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:52:26.020 --> 00:52:28.220
  • WHEN YOU JOIN YOUR FAITH WITH GOD, AND YOU GET IN
  • 00:52:28.240 --> 00:52:30.140
  • AGREEMENT WITH GOD, THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE.
  • 00:52:30.160 --> 00:52:33.010
  • SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO SAY OH, THAT'S JUST POSITIVE
  • 00:52:33.030 --> 00:52:35.170
  • THINKING, OR THAT'S JUST OPTIMISM.
  • 00:52:35.190 --> 00:52:38.000
  • WELL, WE KNOW OPTIMISM ISN'T GOING TO GET US
  • 00:52:38.020 --> 00:52:40.190
  • ANYWHERE UNLESS WE'RE ANCHORED TO GOD'S WORD,
  • 00:52:40.210 --> 00:52:43.030
  • AND WE'RE IN AGREEMENT WITH GOD'S WORD.
  • 00:52:43.050 --> 00:52:45.030
  • AND SO JOEL HAS JUST GOT THIS WAY TO PUT THIS WORD
  • 00:52:45.050 --> 00:52:49.160
  • SO SIMPLY THAT PEOPLE CAN RECEIVE IT IN THEIR MINDS,
  • 00:52:49.180 --> 00:52:52.180
  • CHANGE THEIR THINKING, REPENT FROM DARKNESS,
  • 00:52:52.200 --> 00:52:57.140
  • REPENT FROM THE WRONG WAY OF THINKING, AND THEN
  • 00:52:57.160 --> 00:53:00.060
  • BEGIN TO SPEAK IT OUT OF THEIR MOUTH.
  • 00:53:00.080 --> 00:53:02.120
  • I JUST THINK THAT'S SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE REALLY,
  • 00:53:02.140 --> 00:53:05.020
  • IT'S SO SIMPLE, ISN'T IT?
  • 00:53:05.040 --> 00:53:06.280
  • AS WE THINK, WE ARE, AND IF YOU'LL JUST BELIEVE...
  • 00:53:07.000 --> 00:53:09.220
  • IF YOU'RE OUT THERE TODAY, AND YOU SAY,
  • 00:53:09.240 --> 00:53:11.110
  • I DON'T HAVE ANY DREAMS.
  • 00:53:11.130 --> 00:53:12.290
  • I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO.
  • 00:53:13.010 --> 00:53:14.240
  • I'VE BEEN DOWN FOR SO LONG.
  • 00:53:14.260 --> 00:53:16.110
  • I WOULD SAY GET IN THE WORD OF GOD,
  • 00:53:16.130 --> 00:53:17.240
  • AND JUST BEGIN TO SAY, GOD, THANK YOU.
  • 00:53:17.260 --> 00:53:19.170
  • I AM FEARFULLY, I'M WONDERFULLY MADE.
  • 00:53:19.190 --> 00:53:21.160
  • THANK YOU THAT I AM THE APPLE OF YOUR EYE.
  • 00:53:21.180 --> 00:53:24.050
  • I AM YOUR CREATION.
  • 00:53:24.070 --> 00:53:26.030
  • YOU BREATHED LIFE INTO ME, AND YOU CAN SHOW ME WHAT
  • 00:53:26.050 --> 00:53:29.150
  • YOU HAVE FOR ME.
  • 00:53:29.170 --> 00:53:31.210
  • AND I THINK THAT'S THE PLACE TO START RIGHT
  • 00:53:31.230 --> 00:53:33.250
  • THERE, IF YOU FEEL LIKE THAT TODAY.
  • 00:53:33.270 --> 00:53:35.090
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:53:35.110 --> 00:53:37.230
  • - ARE YOU DRIFTING TODAY?
  • 00:53:46.160 --> 00:53:48.100
  • WORRIED, NEGATIVE, IN SELF PITY?
  • 00:53:48.120 --> 00:53:50.220
  • WHY DON'T YOU PUT YOUR ANCHOR BACK DOWN?
  • 00:53:50.240 --> 00:53:53.040
  • WHY DON'T YOU GET YOUR HOPES BACK UP?
  • 00:53:53.060 --> 00:53:55.150
  • JUST BECAUSE THE PROMISE HASN'T HAPPENED YET
  • 00:53:55.170 --> 00:53:58.200
  • DOESN'T MEAN IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
  • 00:53:58.220 --> 00:54:01.060
  • YOU MAY HAVE HAD SOME BAD BREAKS LIKE JOSEPH.
  • 00:54:01.080 --> 00:54:03.220
  • THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE NOT GOING TO
  • 00:54:03.240 --> 00:54:05.280
  • FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE.
  • 00:54:06.000 --> 00:54:08.010
  • GOD WOULDN'T HAVE ALLOWED IT IF HE WASN'T GOING TO
  • 00:54:08.030 --> 00:54:10.020
  • USE IT FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:54:10.040 --> 00:54:11.280
  • SHAKE OFF THE DISCOURAGEMENT,
  • 00:54:12.000 --> 00:54:13.180
  • THE SELF PITY.
  • 00:54:13.200 --> 00:54:15.180
  • WHAT GOD STARTED IN YOUR LIFE, HE'S STILL GOING
  • 00:54:15.200 --> 00:54:17.020
  • TO BRING TO PASS.
  • 00:54:17.040 --> 00:54:18.180
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:54:18.200 --> 00:54:23.230
  • - HOPE, KIND OF FINAL THOUGHTS.
  • 00:54:23.250 --> 00:54:26.240
  • WHAT CAN SOMEONE DO?
  • 00:54:26.260 --> 00:54:29.050
  • WHAT IS THAT KIND OF NEXT DAY THING THAT IF THEY'LL
  • 00:54:29.070 --> 00:54:32.200
  • CHANGE THEIR MIND IN REGARD TO THAT,
  • 00:54:32.220 --> 00:54:34.100
  • HOW DO YOU...
  • 00:54:34.120 --> 00:54:36.030
  • - MATT, I WOULD PICK UP ON WHAT JOSEPH SAID, WHAT
  • 00:54:36.050 --> 00:54:37.220
  • ARE YOU FEEDING YOURSELF?
  • 00:54:37.240 --> 00:54:39.150
  • JOSEPH WAS TALKING ABOUT FEEDING YOURSELF THOUGHTS
  • 00:54:39.170 --> 00:54:42.040
  • OF -- LISTENING TO THE SCRIPTURE AND TO THOUGHTS
  • 00:54:42.060 --> 00:54:44.140
  • OF FAITH AND HOPE.
  • 00:54:44.160 --> 00:54:46.040
  • I THINK SOMETIMES WE'RE DEFEATING OURSELVES
  • 00:54:46.060 --> 00:54:49.010
  • BECAUSE ONE, WE'RE AROUND NEGATIVE PEOPLE.
  • 00:54:49.030 --> 00:54:51.010
  • WE LISTEN TO THE NEWS ALL THE TIME,
  • 00:54:51.030 --> 00:54:52.180
  • AND IT'S DEPRESSING.
  • 00:54:52.200 --> 00:54:54.050
  • WE'RE PUTTING IN ALL OF THIS NEGATIVE, AND WE'RE
  • 00:54:54.070 --> 00:54:56.080
  • WONDERING WHY OUR SPIRITS ARE DOWN AND DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:54:56.100 --> 00:54:57.290
  • I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU JUST TO TURN IT AROUND.
  • 00:54:58.010 --> 00:55:00.070
  • I LIKE TO SAY GET UP FIRST THING IN THE MORNING AND
  • 00:55:00.090 --> 00:55:02.180
  • START THE DAY OFF. WAKE YOU TO HOPE.
  • 00:55:02.200 --> 00:55:04.280
  • START THE DAY OFF GRATEFUL.
  • 00:55:05.000 --> 00:55:06.200
  • RIGHT AT THE VERY BEGINNING, JUST MAKE THE
  • 00:55:06.220 --> 00:55:09.000
  • DECISION, LORD, I'M GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE.
  • 00:55:09.020 --> 00:55:10.220
  • I'M GRATEFUL FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE IN MY LIFE,
  • 00:55:10.240 --> 00:55:12.140
  • JUST REAL SIMPLE THINGS.
  • 00:55:12.160 --> 00:55:14.170
  • DON'T LIKE AT WHAT'S WRONG.
  • 00:55:14.190 --> 00:55:16.050
  • THANK GOD FOR WHAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:55:16.070 --> 00:55:17.260
  • YOU MAY HAVE A THOUSAND THINGS WRONG, BUT YOU CAN
  • 00:55:17.280 --> 00:55:19.170
  • FIND SOMETHING THAT'S RIGHT.
  • 00:55:19.190 --> 00:55:21.040
  • BUT LITTLE BIT LITTLE, JUST START PROGRAMMING IN
  • 00:55:21.060 --> 00:55:22.150
  • YOUR MIND TO SAY YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:55:22.170 --> 00:55:24.000
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LET THE DEPRESSING THOUGHTS STAY.
  • 00:55:24.020 --> 00:55:26.000
  • I'M NOT GOING TO LISTEN TO THE NEWS 24 HOURS.
  • 00:55:26.020 --> 00:55:27.290
  • OUR SPIRIT WASN'T MADE TO TAKE IN ALL OF THAT
  • 00:55:28.010 --> 00:55:30.100
  • NEGATIVITY. SO YOU LISTEN TO JOSEPH.
  • 00:55:30.120 --> 00:55:32.040
  • YOU LISTEN TO PRAISE MUSIC.
  • 00:55:32.060 --> 00:55:33.140
  • YOU LISTEN TO SOMETHING THAT'S GOING
  • 00:55:33.160 --> 00:55:34.280
  • TO BUILD YOU UP.
  • 00:55:35.000 --> 00:55:36.150
  • YOU'RE GOING TO START TO FEEL A DIFFERENCE
  • 00:55:36.170 --> 00:55:38.020
  • ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:55:38.040 --> 00:55:39.250
  • AND, TOO, I THINK THE OTHER THING IS THAT
  • 00:55:39.270 --> 00:55:41.200
  • SOMETIMES WE HANG AROUND WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE
  • 00:55:41.220 --> 00:55:43.020
  • NEGATIVE AND PULLING US DOWN.
  • 00:55:43.040 --> 00:55:44.180
  • MAYBE THEY'RE FRIENDS THAT WE LOVE, AND I KNOW SOME
  • 00:55:44.200 --> 00:55:46.250
  • OF THESE THINGS CAN BE HARD, BUT YOUR TIME IS TOO
  • 00:55:46.270 --> 00:55:49.130
  • VALUABLE.
  • 00:55:49.150 --> 00:55:52.080
  • YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS TOO IMPORTANT TO BE AROUND
  • 00:55:52.100 --> 00:55:53.260
  • SOMEBODY THAT'S ALWAYS CAUSING YOU TO COMPROMISE
  • 00:55:53.280 --> 00:55:55.080
  • OR LEAVING YOU DRAINED.
  • 00:55:55.100 --> 00:55:57.070
  • YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE JUST DEPRESSED AFTER
  • 00:55:57.090 --> 00:55:59.020
  • YOU LEAVE THEM.
  • 00:55:59.040 --> 00:56:00.140
  • YOU GOTTA REALIZE THEY'RE SUCKING THE LIFE
  • 00:56:00.160 --> 00:56:01.260
  • OUT OF YOU.
  • 00:56:01.280 --> 00:56:03.100
  • IF YOU DON'T MAKE A CHANGE, THEN IT'S GOING TO
  • 00:56:03.120 --> 00:56:04.280
  • KEEP YOU FROM WHERE YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:56:05.000 --> 00:56:06.230
  • I ALWAYS SAY THIS: IF YOU DON'T GET RID OF THE WRONG
  • 00:56:06.250 --> 00:56:08.140
  • PEOPLE, YOU'LL NEVER MEET THE RIGHT PEOPLE.
  • 00:56:08.160 --> 00:56:10.200
  • I'M NOT SAYING A DIVORCE, HUSBAND AND WIFE
  • 00:56:10.220 --> 00:56:12.130
  • AND STUFF LIKE THAT.
  • 00:56:12.150 --> 00:56:14.030
  • I'M TALKING ABOUT MAYBE YOU'RE SITTING WITH
  • 00:56:14.050 --> 00:56:15.160
  • SOMEBODY AT LUNCH AT WORK, AND ALL THEY
  • 00:56:15.180 --> 00:56:16.280
  • DO IS COMPLAIN.
  • 00:56:17.000 --> 00:56:18.100
  • THEY'RE ALWAYS NEGATIVE. THEY'RE ALWAYS DEPRESSED.
  • 00:56:18.120 --> 00:56:19.240
  • WELL, THAT'S JUST GOING TO GET INTO YOUR SPIRIT.
  • 00:56:19.260 --> 00:56:21.220
  • WHY DON'T YOU MAKE A CHANGE AND SAY
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  • YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:56:23.020 --> 00:56:24.160
  • I'M GOING TO START GUARDING MY MIND.
  • 00:56:24.180 --> 00:56:26.150
  • I'M NOT GOING TO DWELL ON THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS.
  • 00:56:26.170 --> 00:56:28.010
  • I'M JUST GOING TO CHOOSE TO BELIEVE THAT TODAY
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  • IS A GIFT THAT GOD HAS GIVEN ME.
  • 00:56:29.240 --> 00:56:31.080
  • I'M GOING TO LOOK AT WHAT'S RIGHT AND NOT
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  • WHAT'S WRONG.
  • 00:56:32.220 --> 00:56:34.060
  • SO THE MAIN THING IS FEED YOURSELF GOOD THINGS.
  • 00:56:34.080 --> 00:56:35.230
  • FEED YOURSELF STRENGTH AND PEACE AND HOPE AND FAITH
  • 00:56:35.250 --> 00:56:38.050
  • AND JUST THOUGHTS THAT ENCOURAGE YOU, AND THAT'S
  • 00:56:38.070 --> 00:56:41.030
  • WHY I THINK A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE LISTEN TO OUR
  • 00:56:41.050 --> 00:56:42.240
  • MINISTRY AND TBN AND JOSEPH.
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  • IT DOES, IT BUILDS YOU UP.
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  • I JUST AM BLESSED TO BE WITH YOU, MATT AND LAURIE
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  • AND AM EXCITED ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION AT TBN.
  • 00:56:49.080 --> 00:56:51.220
  • WE APPRECIATE YOU GUYS SUPPORTING THE NETWORK AND
  • 00:56:51.240 --> 00:56:54.120
  • MAKING IT ALL HAPPEN BECAUSE IT COSTS FINANCES.
  • 00:56:54.140 --> 00:56:56.270
  • IT COSTS MONEY TO MAKE THESE THINGS HAPPEN, AND
  • 00:56:56.290 --> 00:56:59.100
  • IT'S FAITHFUL PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT DO IT, SO WE JUST
  • 00:56:59.120 --> 00:57:01.190
  • KNOW THAT YOU'RE SOWING INTO GOOD GROUND, AND AS
  • 00:57:01.210 --> 00:57:04.100
  • YOU'RE BEING BLESSED TODAY, IT'S GOING TO HELP
  • 00:57:04.120 --> 00:57:06.100
  • TO BLESS OTHERS. SO KEEP BEING YOUR BEST.
  • 00:57:06.120 --> 00:57:08.090
  • KEEP HONORING GOD BECAUSE HE'S GOT YOU IN THE PALM
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  • OF HIS HANDS, AND WE JUST BELIEVE 2017 IS GOING TO
  • 00:57:10.180 --> 00:57:12.220
  • BE A YEAR OF GREAT BLESSING AND FAVOR AND
  • 00:57:12.240 --> 00:57:15.000
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU, A YEAR WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO
  • 00:57:15.020 --> 00:57:17.050
  • SEE MAYBE THINGS THAT HAVE HELD YOU BACK IN THE PAST,
  • 00:57:17.070 --> 00:57:20.080
  • JUST GET CHAINS BROKEN OFF OF YOU AND JUST BELIEVE
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  • GOD'S GOING TO TAKE YOU PLACES THAT
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  • YOU'VE NEVER DREAMED. WE'RE PRAYING FOR YOU.
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  • WE LOVE YOU, AND WE JUST WISH YOU ALL THE BEST.
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  • - THAT'S GOOD.
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  • REALLY, YOU COULDN'T SAY IT MORE PROFOUNDLY AND
  • 00:57:31.170 --> 00:57:33.190
  • MORE BEAUTIFULLY THAN WHAT HAS BEEN SAID TODAY.
  • 00:57:33.210 --> 00:57:35.290
  • AND THE FACT THAT TBN IS HERE TO KEEP THE VISION IN
  • 00:57:36.010 --> 00:57:39.030
  • FRONT OF YOU, AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT IS.
  • 00:57:39.050 --> 00:57:42.170
  • WHEN YOU REFLECT GOD'S GLORY, YOU KEEP THE VISION
  • 00:57:42.190 --> 00:57:44.130
  • IN FRONT OF YOU,
  • 00:57:44.150 --> 00:57:46.030
  • NOT ONLY ARE YOU CHANGED FROM THE INSIDE OUT, BUT
  • 00:57:46.050 --> 00:57:48.290
  • WE ALWAYS NEED TO BE LIKE JOSEPH AND JOEL SAID,
  • 00:57:49.010 --> 00:57:51.200
  • FEEDING OURSELVES, AND THAT'S WHAT I
  • 00:57:51.220 --> 00:57:53.120
  • LOVE ABOUT TBN.
  • 00:57:53.140 --> 00:57:54.260
  • I LOVE THE FACT THAT YOU CARE.
  • 00:57:54.280 --> 00:57:56.060
  • I LOVE THE FACT THAT, MATT AND LAURIE, YOU TOOK THE
  • 00:57:56.080 --> 00:57:58.110
  • MANTLE OF WHAT YOUR FAMILY'S DONE, AND YOU'RE
  • 00:57:58.130 --> 00:58:01.030
  • GOING TO MOVE FORWARD, AND YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE
  • 00:58:01.050 --> 00:58:03.280
  • BLESSED THROUGH IT.
  • 00:58:04.000 --> 00:58:05.130
  • I THINK IT'S SUCH A BLESSING TO BE ABLE TO
  • 00:58:05.150 --> 00:58:06.230
  • RAISE YOUR CHILDREN KNOWING GOD.
  • 00:58:06.250 --> 00:58:08.110
  • HALF THE BATTLE IS JUST GETTING THEM TO THIS
  • 00:58:08.130 --> 00:58:11.140
  • POINT, AND I JUST THINK THAT TBN IS JUST GOING TO
  • 00:58:11.160 --> 00:58:15.040
  • DO AMAZING THINGS THIS YEAR, AND I'M JUST EXCITED
  • 00:58:15.060 --> 00:58:18.040
  • TO BE A PART OF IT, AND I'M EXCITED AND THRILLED
  • 00:58:18.060 --> 00:58:20.020
  • TO BE SITTING WITH ALL OF YOU HERE.
  • 00:58:20.040 --> 00:58:21.210
  • BUT KEEP THE VISION IN FRONT OF YOU.
  • 00:58:21.230 --> 00:58:23.030
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
  • 00:58:23.050 --> 00:58:26.070
  • - IT'S TIME TO CUT THOSE ANCHORS AND COME
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  • OVER INTO HOPE.
  • 00:58:28.060 --> 00:58:30.000
  • GOD DID NOT BREATHE HIS LIFE INTO YOU, CROWN YOU
  • 00:58:30.020 --> 00:58:33.000
  • WITH FAVOR, GIVE YOU A ROYAL ROBE, SO YOU COULD
  • 00:58:33.020 --> 00:58:36.070
  • GO AROUND ANCHORED TO BITTERNESS, ANCHORED TO
  • 00:58:36.090 --> 00:58:38.180
  • DOUBT, ANCHORED TO WORRY.
  • 00:58:38.200 --> 00:58:41.060
  • HE CREATED YOU TO BE ANCHORED TO HOPE, TO GO
  • 00:58:41.080 --> 00:58:44.150
  • OUT EACH DAY EXPECTING HIS GOODNESS KNOWING THAT THE
  • 00:58:44.170 --> 00:58:48.000
  • DAYS AHEAD ARE GREATER THAN THE DAYS WE LEAVE.
  • 00:58:48.020 --> 00:58:51.010
  • [INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]
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