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Samuel Rodriguez hosts DeVon Franklin.

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Praise | November 20, 2017

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  • - FEMALE ANNOUNCER: COMING UP
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  • - SAMUEL RODRIGUEZ: HERE WE ARE
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  • ON THE ROOFTOP OF THE DREAM
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  • CENTER.
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  • BEHIND ME, THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN.
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  • SO AS IT PERTAINS TO FAITH,
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  • HERE'S THE QUESTION:
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  • HOLLYWOOD-- IS THIS THE
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  • QUINTESSENTIAL HURDLE, OR IS IT
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  • THE ANOINTED HOPE?
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  • WITH ME TODAY, THE ONE AND ONLY
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  • DEVON FRANKLIN.
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  • - DEVON FRANKLIN: YOU WANNA
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  • KNOW THAT GOD HAS ALREADY GONE
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  • BEFORE YOU TO ANSWER YOUR
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  • PRAYERS.
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  • EVERY GOD DREAM, HE HAS ALREADY
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  • PREPARED THE WAY, AND WE ARE
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  • HERE IN THE CITY OF DREAMS.
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  • STAY TUNED BECAUSE YOUR DREAM
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  • WILL COME TRUE, THUS SAITH THE
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  • LORD.
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - SAMUEL: WE ARE ALL DRIVEN
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  • PEOPLE.
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  • WE'RE DRIVEN EITHER BY THE
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  • PATHETIC OR THE PROPHETIC,
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  • BY DRAMA OR DESTINY,
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  • BY NIGHTMARES OR
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  • DREAMS.
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  • TODAY I'M HERE IN THE CITY OF
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  • DREAMS.
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  • COUNTLESS INDIVIDUALS HAVE COME
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  • TO THE CITY TO LIVE OUT THEIR
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  • DREAMS.
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  • WHAT DRIVES YOU TODAY?
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  • HERE WE ARE IN LOS ANGELES.
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  • THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN IS BEHIND ME,
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  • BUT WITH ME RIGHT HERE IS ONE OF
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  • MY CLOSEST FRIENDS ON THE
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  • NOT EVEN ARGUABLY, THE MOST
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  • INFLUENTIAL CHRISTIAN VOICE IN
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  • HE CARRIES AN ANOINTING.
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  • HE IS AN ATMOSPHERE SHIFTER,
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  • WITHOUT A DOUBT.
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  • THE PRODUCER OF "MIRACLES FROM
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  • HEAVEN," BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF
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  • THE BOOK, "THE WAIT," "NEW YORK
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  • TIMES" BEST-SELLING-- MARRIED TO
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  • THIS LOVELY YOUNG LADY,
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  • AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS MEAGAN
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  • GOOD, YOU'VE SEEN HIM ON DR. OZ,
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  • YOU'VE SEEN ON "OPRAH," YOU'VE
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  • SEEN HIM EVERYWHERE ON
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  • TELEVISION, HE IS AN ATMOSPHERE
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  • SHIFTER.
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  • I WANT YOU TO GET TO KNOW A
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  • LITTLE BIT MORE OF MY FRIEND
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - DEVON: ANYBODY EVER BEEN
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  • THERE WHERE YOU PUT IT ALL ON
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  • THE LINE?
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  • YOU WEREN'T GONNA LET NOTHING
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  • STEP IN THE WAY, AND YOU SAID,
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  • "YOU KNOW WHAT?
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  • I CAN'T GO BACK TO WHERE I CAME
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  • BECAUSE I SEE WHERE I'VE GOT TO
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  • GO, AND I'M PUTTING IT ALL ON
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  • THE LINE."
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  • [CHEERS]
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • ALL ON THE LINE...
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  • - DEVON: DO I UNDERSTAND WHAT
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  • THE BIG IDEA OF MY LIFE IS
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  • SUPPOSED TO BE?
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  • IF MY LIFE IS A STORY, THEN I
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  • HAVE TO KNOW THE POINT OF MY
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  • - DEVON: SO WITH OUR LIFE, WE
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  • HAVE TO HAVE CLARITY OF WHAT
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  • WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO, WHAT DO WE
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  • BELIEVE WE'RE CALLED TO DO IN
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  • THIS LIFE, AND IN THAT WAY, IT
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  • GIVES OUR WHOLE DEVELOPMENT
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  • PROCESS MORE SHAPE.
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  • - DWIGHT THOMPSON: LET ME TELL
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  • YOU SOMETHIN' ABOUT THIS
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  • WONDERFUL MAN SITTING RIGHT
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  • HERE, FORMER SENIOR VICE
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  • PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA TRISTAR
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  • PICTURES, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF
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  • FRANKLIN ENTERTAINMENT...
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - FEMALE: THIS GUY IS SMART.
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  • HE'S ARTICULATE.
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  • HE'S INSPIRED.
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  • - DEVON: SO I WAS TRYING TO
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  • REALLY BUILD IN THIS GENERATION
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  • A PATH FOR TRUE SUCCESS THAT
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  • [MUSIC]
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  • - DEVON: I'M EXCITED ABOUT MY
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  • LIFE.
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  • I'M EXCITED ABOUT WHERE I'M
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  • GOING.
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  • I'M EXCITED ABOUT WHO I AM.
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  • I'M EXCITED ABOUT WHERE I'VE
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  • BEEN.
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  • I'M NOT CRYIN' NO MORE.
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  • I DON'T KNOW WHO I'M TALKIN' TO
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  • TODAY, BUT YOU ARE IN THE HOUSE
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  • IN THIS MORNING AT THE RIGHT
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  • - SAMUEL: SO DEVON FRANKLIN,
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  • WELCOME, MY FRIEND.
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  • - DEVON: NO, MAN, NO, WELCOME.
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  • - SAMUEL: WAIT A MINUTE, BUT
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  • WAIT A MINUTE.
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  • YOU'RE WELCOMING ME TO YOUR
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  • CITY?
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  • - DEVON: I'M WELCOMING YOU TO
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  • MY CITY.
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  • - SAMUEL: TO YOUR CITY?
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  • - DEVON: YES, SIR.
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  • - SAMUEL: HOW LONG HAVE YOU
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  • BEEN INVOLVED HERE IN HOLLYWOOD?
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  • - DEVON: MAN, I'VE BEEN HERE
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  • FOR 21 YEARS SINCE THE AGE 18.
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  • I GOT HERE AS AN INTERN, AND I
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  • WAS GOING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF
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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
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  • I MAJORED IN BUSINESS, MINORED
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  • IN FILM, AND AT 18 YEARS OLD, I
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  • ALSO GOT MY FIRST INTERNSHIP FOR
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  • WILL SMITH, SO I'VE BEEN HERE IN
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  • THIS CITY EVER SINCE THEN.
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  • - SAMUEL: NOW, WERE YOU IN ANY
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  • OF "THE FRESH PRINCE OF
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  • BEL-AIR"?
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  • WERE YOU THERE?
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  • THAT WASN'T YOU?
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  • - DEVON: NO, THIS WAS AFTER
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  • "THE FRESH PRINCE."
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  • THIS WAS AFTER.
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  • HE'S STILL "THE FRESH PRINCE,"
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  • BUT THAT WAS AFTER.
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  • THIS WAS AROUND THE "MEN IN
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  • BLACK" DAYS.
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  • - SAMUEL: I HEAR YA, I HEAR YA.
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  • NOW, I'VE STATED THIS, AND
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  • YOU'RE NOT GONNA STATE THIS
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  • YOURSELF, OF COURSE-- IT'S NOT
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  • PART OF YOUR DNA-- BUT YOU ARE
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  • THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CHRISTIAN
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  • VOICE IN HOLLYWOOD RIGHT NOW,
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  • AND EVEN AT AN EXECUTIVE LEVEL,
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  • WHAT'S COMING OUT, WHAT YOU'RE
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  • PRODUCING, YOU'RE SHIFTING THE
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  • ATMOSPHERE.
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  • BUT I GREW UP-- I THINK YOU GREW
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  • UP LIKEWISE-- I KID YOU NOT, I
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  • GREW UP HEARING PASTORS PREACH
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  • FROM PULPITS THAT THIS CITY WAS
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  • CONDEMNED, THAT THIS PLACE WAS,
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  • YOU KNOW, MORE ASSOCIATED WITH
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  • HADES AND LESS ASSOCIATED WITH
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  • HEAVEN, RIGHT?
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  • AND, YET HERE WE ARE.
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  • THE QUESTION IS, YOU KNOW, "DID
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  • JESUS COME TO HOLLYWOOD?"
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  • OR "DID HOLLYWOOD HAVE A JESUS
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  • EXPERIENCE?"
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  • WHAT'S GOIN' ON?
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  • - DEVON: WELL, HERE'S WHAT I
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  • WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW JESUS
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  • ARTICULATED NOT ONLY THE GOSPEL
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  • BUT HOW HE ARTICULATED HOW TO
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  • LIVE, HE CHOSE PARABLES.
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  • PARABLES ARE STORIES.
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  • WE'RE IN THE INDUSTRY THAT
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  • CREATES STORIES, MOVING
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  • SO I BELIEVE THAT, IF JESUS WERE
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  • HERE TODAY, HE WOULD BE A
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  • FILMMAKER, AND HE WOULD USE FILM
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  • AND TELEVISION AS A MEANS TO GET
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  • THE MESSAGE OUT, AND I'VE BEEN
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  • IN HOLLYWOOD FOR 20 YEARS, AND I
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  • HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE THAT YOU
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  • HAD GROWIN' UP.
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  • IT WAS LIKE, "NO," YOU KNOW,
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  • "YOU CAN'T GO," AND "THIS IS
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  • SODOM AND GOMORRAH," AND "THIS
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  • IS THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND."
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  • EVEN TODAY, THAT IDEA PERSISTS
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  • IN THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH AND
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  • AMONGST SO MANY CHRISTIANS, AND
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  • WHAT I HAVE LEARNED IS THAT THE
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  • SAME WAY THAT GOD BLESSED
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  • DANIEL, SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND
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  • ABEDNEGO IN BABYLON, HE WILL
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  • BLESS THOSE THAT HE HAS CALLED
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  • AND ORDAINED IN HOLLYWOOD, AND
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  • SO, AS A YOUNG KID, I HAD TO GO
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  • AGAINST THE CHURCH.
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  • I HAD TO GO AGAINST SOME OF MY
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  • FAMILY MEMBERS WHO TOLD ME "YOU
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  • CAN'T GO.
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  • YOU SHOULDN'T GO."
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  • "WHY?"
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  • "BECAUSE YOU'RE GONNA LOSE YOUR
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  • FAITH."
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  • THAT NEVER MADE SENSE TO
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  • ME BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS, "I
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  • CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST
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  • WHO STRENGTHENS ME."
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  • THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS I'M
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  • SUPPOSED TO "WALK BY FAITH,
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  • NOT BY SIGHT," AND,
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  • YOU KNOW, PAUL TELLS US IN
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  • ROMANS THAT OUR FAITH IS THE
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  • ONLY THING THAT MAKES US
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  • ACCEPTABLE TO GOD, SO
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  • THEOLOGICALLY WE WERE BEING
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  • TAUGHT FAITH, BUT PRACTICALLY WE
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  • WERE BEING TAUGHT FEAR: "DON'T
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  • GO," "BE AFRAID," AND I SAID,
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  • "TELL ME WHAT WORKS.
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  • IS IT FAITH OR IS IT FEAR?"
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  • BECAUSE YOU CAN'T TELL ME
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  • INTELLECTUALLY THAT FAITH WORKS,
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  • BUT THEN PRACTICALLY THERE IS NO
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  • MEANS FOR IT BECAUSE YOU'RE
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  • TELLING ME TO BE IN FEAR, SO I
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  • SAID, "YOU KNOW, I BELIEVE WHAT
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  • YOU'RE SAYING IN THE WORD, AND
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  • I'M GONNA TRUST GOD AT HIS
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  • WORD," WHICH MEANT I HAD TO COME
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  • HERE FOR MYSELF TO FIND OUT.
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  • TOO OFTEN, WE SIT BACK, AND WE
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  • ASK GOD TO REVEAL TO US, AND
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  • SOMETIMES THE REVELATION GOD
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  • TELLS US IS "YOU'RE GONNA HAVE
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  • TO MAKE A MOVE."
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  • SO, FOR ME, I COULD NOT STAY.
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  • I'M FROM THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
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  • AREA.
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  • I'M FROM OAKLAND.
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  • I COULDN'T STAY IN OAKLAND AND
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  • WONDER IF GOD WAS GONNA MAKE A
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  • WAY FOR ME IN HOLLYWOOD.
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  • I ACTUALLY HAD TO TAKE MYSELF
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  • OUT OF MY COMFORTABLE
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  • ENVIRONMENT AND PUT MYSELF HERE
  • 00:06:51.190 --> 00:06:52.210
  • IN THIS CITY IN ORDER TO GET
  • 00:06:52.210 --> 00:06:54.240
  • CONFIRMATION IF GOD WAS DOING
  • 00:06:54.240 --> 00:06:56.070
  • IT.
  • 00:06:56.070 --> 00:06:57.020
  • NOW THE KEY THING WAS NOT
  • 00:06:57.020 --> 00:06:59.000
  • WANTING HOLLYWOOD FOR
  • 00:06:59.000 --> 00:07:00.150
  • HOLLYWOOD'S SAKE.
  • 00:07:00.150 --> 00:07:01.180
  • IT WASN'T ABOUT FAME.
  • 00:07:01.180 --> 00:07:02.250
  • IT WASN'T ABOUT MONEY.
  • 00:07:02.250 --> 00:07:04.050
  • IT WAS ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY BEING
  • 00:07:04.050 --> 00:07:06.040
  • A WAY TO INFLUENCE PEOPLE IN A
  • 00:07:06.040 --> 00:07:08.110
  • POSITIVE WAY, TO CHANGE THEIR
  • 00:07:08.110 --> 00:07:10.080
  • LIFE, TO HELP THEM KNOW THAT
  • 00:07:10.080 --> 00:07:12.000
  • THERE IS HOPE BECAUSE, AS A KID,
  • 00:07:12.000 --> 00:07:14.000
  • I LOST MY FATHER AT THE AGE OF
  • 00:07:14.000 --> 00:07:14.220
  • WHEN I WAS 9 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:07:14.220 --> 00:07:16.060
  • HE DIED OF A HEART ATTACK AT 36.
  • 00:07:16.060 --> 00:07:17.090
  • - DEVON: YEAH, AT 36, AND HE
  • 00:07:20.220 --> 00:07:21.130
  • WAS AN ALCOHOLIC.
  • 00:07:21.130 --> 00:07:22.070
  • HIS BROTHERS DEALT WITH
  • 00:07:22.070 --> 00:07:23.190
  • ALCOHOLISM.
  • 00:07:23.190 --> 00:07:24.140
  • HIS MOTHER AND FATHER WERE
  • 00:07:24.140 --> 00:07:26.280
  • AND SO AS A YOUNG KID, LOSING MY
  • 00:07:29.030 --> 00:07:29.260
  • DAD, MY MOTHER DIDN'T HAVE MONEY
  • 00:07:29.260 --> 00:07:30.180
  • FOR THERAPY.
  • 00:07:30.180 --> 00:07:31.200
  • SO HOW DID WE GET THERAPY?
  • 00:07:31.200 --> 00:07:32.260
  • THE CHURCH AND ENTERTAINMENT.
  • 00:07:32.260 --> 00:07:34.210
  • AND SO BECAUSE ENTERTAINMENT HAD
  • 00:07:34.210 --> 00:07:36.000
  • A POSITIVE IMPACT IN MY LIFE, I
  • 00:07:36.000 --> 00:07:37.050
  • WANTED TO COME HERE TO MAKE AN
  • 00:07:37.050 --> 00:07:39.160
  • IMPACT, HOPEFULLY, IN A POSITIVE
  • 00:07:39.160 --> 00:07:41.190
  • WAY, ON OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES.
  • 00:07:41.190 --> 00:07:43.090
  • SO KNOWING WHY I WANTED TO BE IN
  • 00:07:43.090 --> 00:07:44.270
  • HOLLYWOOD WAS KEY.
  • 00:07:44.270 --> 00:07:45.280
  • THE FIRST DAY THAT I GOT A
  • 00:07:45.280 --> 00:07:48.000
  • CHANCE TO GET INTO HOLLYWOOD, I
  • 00:07:48.000 --> 00:07:49.250
  • WENT FOR AN INTERN INTERVIEW AT
  • 00:07:49.250 --> 00:07:51.160
  • THE COMPANY THAT MANAGED WILL
  • 00:07:51.160 --> 00:07:53.040
  • SMITH, AND THERE I AM IN THE
  • 00:07:53.040 --> 00:07:55.160
  • INTERNSHIP INTERVIEW, AND
  • 00:07:55.160 --> 00:07:56.230
  • EVERYTHING, FOR THE MOST PART,
  • 00:07:56.230 --> 00:07:57.250
  • IS GOING WELL.
  • 00:07:57.250 --> 00:07:58.120
  • THEY ASKED ME WHY I WANT TO BE
  • 00:07:58.120 --> 00:07:59.080
  • IN HOLLYWOOD.
  • 00:07:59.080 --> 00:08:00.190
  • I SAID "BECAUSE I WANNA MAKE
  • 00:08:00.190 --> 00:08:01.090
  • CHANGE.
  • 00:08:01.090 --> 00:08:02.130
  • I WANNA MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE
  • 00:08:02.130 --> 00:08:03.040
  • WORLD."
  • 00:08:03.040 --> 00:08:03.220
  • AND AT THE END OF THE
  • 00:08:03.220 --> 00:08:04.180
  • INTERNSHIP INTERVIEW, SHE SAID,
  • 00:08:04.180 --> 00:08:05.160
  • "IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU
  • 00:08:05.160 --> 00:08:06.100
  • WANNA KNOW?"
  • 00:08:06.100 --> 00:08:07.110
  • NOW, HERE WAS THE KEY: TOO
  • 00:08:07.110 --> 00:08:09.210
  • OFTEN, WE'RE FOCUSED ON THE DOOR
  • 00:08:09.210 --> 00:08:10.290
  • OF OPPORTUNITY, BUT WE DON'T
  • 00:08:10.290 --> 00:08:13.040
  • CHECK THE DOOR TO SEE IF THE
  • 00:08:13.040 --> 00:08:15.030
  • DOOR COULD FIT OUR FAITH.
  • 00:08:15.030 --> 00:08:15.270
  • SO WHAT I DID IN THAT MOMENT,
  • 00:08:15.270 --> 00:08:18.000
  • GOD SAID, "TELL HER ABOUT THE
  • 00:08:18.000 --> 00:08:19.090
  • SABBATH."
  • 00:08:19.090 --> 00:08:20.080
  • NOW, I GREW UP OBSERVING
  • 00:08:20.080 --> 00:08:21.120
  • THE SABBATH.
  • 00:08:21.120 --> 00:08:22.270
  • SO FRIDAY NIGHT SUNDOWN TO
  • 00:08:22.270 --> 00:08:23.250
  • SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDOWN, I
  • 00:08:23.250 --> 00:08:24.140
  • WOULDN'T GO TO SCHOOL DANCES; I
  • 00:08:24.140 --> 00:08:25.170
  • WOULDN'T GO TO GAMES.
  • 00:08:25.170 --> 00:08:26.070
  • AND SO HERE I AM, 18 YEARS OLD,
  • 00:08:26.070 --> 00:08:27.250
  • AND GOD SAYS, "DON'T BE AFRAID
  • 00:08:27.250 --> 00:08:28.270
  • TO TELL HER WHAT YOU BELIEVE."
  • 00:08:28.270 --> 00:08:31.150
  • NOW, IN THAT MOMENT, I'M LIKE,
  • 00:08:31.150 --> 00:08:32.060
  • "GOD, YOU'RE CRAZY," LIKE, "I'LL
  • 00:08:32.060 --> 00:08:33.210
  • TELL HER AFTER I GET THE
  • 00:08:33.210 --> 00:08:34.100
  • INTERNSHIP," BUT HE SAID, "DON'T
  • 00:08:34.100 --> 00:08:35.080
  • BE AFRAID."
  • 00:08:35.080 --> 00:08:36.220
  • SO IN THAT MOMENT,
  • 00:08:36.220 --> 00:08:37.260
  • AGAIN, IT'S NOT ABOUT
  • 00:08:37.260 --> 00:08:38.270
  • OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:08:38.270 --> 00:08:41.000
  • IT'S ABOUT WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO
  • 00:08:41.000 --> 00:08:41.240
  • HAVE.
  • 00:08:41.240 --> 00:08:43.000
  • SO I SAID, "I OBSERVE THE
  • 00:08:43.000 --> 00:08:43.280
  • SABBATH, SO IF TAKING THIS
  • 00:08:43.280 --> 00:08:45.150
  • INTERNSHIP WOULD REQUIRE ME TO
  • 00:08:45.150 --> 00:08:46.140
  • WORK FROM FRIDAY NIGHT SUNDOWN
  • 00:08:46.140 --> 00:08:48.090
  • TO SATURDAY NIGHT SUNDOWN,
  • 00:08:48.090 --> 00:08:50.030
  • UNFORTUNATELY, I CANNOT TAKE
  • 00:08:50.030 --> 00:08:50.230
  • IT."
  • 00:08:50.230 --> 00:08:51.150
  • AND IT WAS QUIET.
  • 00:08:51.150 --> 00:08:52.020
  • AND I WAS SAYING TO GOD IN MY
  • 00:08:52.020 --> 00:08:52.290
  • MIND--
  • 00:08:52.290 --> 00:08:53.140
  • - SAMUEL: SO YOU WERE FAITHFUL
  • 00:08:53.140 --> 00:08:54.080
  • TO YOUR CONVICTIONS--
  • 00:08:54.080 --> 00:08:55.130
  • - DEVON: YES.
  • 00:08:55.130 --> 00:08:55.260
  • - SAMUEL: -- THE IDEA THAT
  • 00:08:55.260 --> 00:08:56.160
  • SOMEHOW YOU HAVE TO SACRIFICE
  • 00:08:56.160 --> 00:08:57.080
  • YOUR CORE VALUES OR BELIEFS IN
  • 00:08:57.080 --> 00:08:58.060
  • ORDER TO ADVANCE YOURSELF--
  • 00:08:58.060 --> 00:08:59.120
  • - DEVON: CORRECT, NOT TRUE, BUT
  • 00:08:59.120 --> 00:09:00.070
  • HERE'S THE THING: THE BIBLE
  • 00:09:00.080 --> 00:09:03.080
  • SAYS, "TASTE AND SEE THAT THE
  • 00:09:03.080 --> 00:09:05.030
  • LORD IS GOOD," MEANING, WE CAN'T
  • 00:09:05.030 --> 00:09:06.260
  • BE AFRAID TO PUT HIM TO THE
  • 00:09:06.260 --> 00:09:08.160
  • TEST, AND, TOO OFTEN, OUR HUNGER
  • 00:09:08.160 --> 00:09:10.070
  • AND OUR TASTE IS FOR
  • 00:09:10.070 --> 00:09:12.270
  • OPPORTUNITY, AND WE JUST WANT
  • 00:09:12.270 --> 00:09:14.210
  • THE OPPORTUNITY AT THE EXPENSE
  • 00:09:14.210 --> 00:09:16.140
  • OF ACTUALLY MAKING SURE THAT GOD
  • 00:09:16.140 --> 00:09:17.130
  • IS IN THE OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:09:17.130 --> 00:09:18.240
  • SO, FOR ME, I SAID, "OKAY, LORD,
  • 00:09:18.240 --> 00:09:20.020
  • LET ME PUT YOU TO THE TEST."
  • 00:09:20.020 --> 00:09:22.020
  • SO WHEN I SAID, "HEY, THIS IS MY
  • 00:09:22.020 --> 00:09:23.180
  • CONVICTION, THIS IS MY BELIEF,"
  • 00:09:23.180 --> 00:09:25.000
  • WHAT SHE SAID AFTER A MOMENT OF
  • 00:09:25.000 --> 00:09:27.170
  • PROCESSING, SHE DIDN'T SAY, "GET
  • 00:09:27.170 --> 00:09:28.210
  • OUT OF HERE."
  • 00:09:28.210 --> 00:09:29.110
  • SHE DIDN'T SAY,
  • 00:09:29.110 --> 00:09:29.290
  • "THERE'S NO ROOM IN HOLLYWOOD
  • 00:09:29.290 --> 00:09:30.250
  • FOR YOU."
  • 00:09:30.250 --> 00:09:31.090
  • SHE SAID, "OKAY, WE
  • 00:09:31.090 --> 00:09:32.040
  • CAN WORK AROUND THAT."
  • 00:09:32.040 --> 00:09:33.260
  • AND GETTING THAT ONE INTERNSHIP
  • 00:09:33.260 --> 00:09:35.100
  • WAS THE KEY TO UNLOCK THE
  • 00:09:35.100 --> 00:09:36.290
  • 20 YEARS THAT I'VE BEEN IN THAT
  • 00:09:36.290 --> 00:09:38.190
  • BUSINESS.
  • 00:09:38.190 --> 00:09:39.110
  • - SAMUEL: THAT ONE-- NOW, YOU
  • 00:09:39.110 --> 00:09:40.130
  • WERE IN OAKLAND, NOR-CAL, AND,
  • 00:09:40.130 --> 00:09:41.280
  • AGAIN, YOU KNOW, UNFORTUNATELY,
  • 00:09:42.030 --> 00:09:45.030
  • YOU LOST YOUR FATHER AT AN EARLY
  • 00:09:45.030 --> 00:09:47.050
  • AGE AND, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:09:47.050 --> 00:09:48.270
  • MULTIGENERATIONAL COMPONENT
  • 00:09:48.270 --> 00:09:49.170
  • THERE, AN AFFINITY TOWARDS
  • 00:09:49.170 --> 00:09:51.000
  • ALCOHOLISM, BUT SOMEHOW DID YOU
  • 00:09:51.000 --> 00:09:51.270
  • RECEIVE SOME SUPERNATURAL,
  • 00:09:51.290 --> 00:09:54.290
  • DIVINE FIVE ANGELS COME DOWN AND
  • 00:09:54.290 --> 00:09:56.000
  • SAY, "DEAR DEVON, GO SOUTH,
  • 00:09:56.000 --> 00:09:56.250
  • YOUNG MAN"?
  • 00:09:56.250 --> 00:09:59.170
  • WHAT WAS IT?
  • 00:09:59.170 --> 00:10:00.000
  • WHAT DROVE YOU, WHAT COMPELLED
  • 00:10:00.000 --> 00:10:01.070
  • YOU AT THE AGE OF 18 TO COME
  • 00:10:01.070 --> 00:10:03.070
  • DOWN TO HOLLYWOOD?
  • 00:10:03.070 --> 00:10:04.050
  • - DEVON: HERE'S WHAT IT WAS.
  • 00:10:04.050 --> 00:10:05.030
  • THAT COMPULSION TO COME TO
  • 00:10:05.030 --> 00:10:06.230
  • HOLLYWOOD AT 18, STARTED, YOU
  • 00:10:06.230 --> 00:10:08.170
  • KNOW, AT LEAST 10 YEARS EARLIER,
  • 00:10:08.170 --> 00:10:10.140
  • IF NOT EARLIER THAN THAT.
  • 00:10:10.140 --> 00:10:11.170
  • I REMEMBER WATCHING FILMS LIKE
  • 00:10:11.170 --> 00:10:13.010
  • "ROCKY," AND ROCKY BELIEVED THAT
  • 00:10:13.010 --> 00:10:14.040
  • HE WAS A BUM, BUT HE HAD A
  • 00:10:14.040 --> 00:10:15.270
  • DREAM.
  • 00:10:15.270 --> 00:10:17.190
  • HE HAD A DREAM, "I JUST WANNA
  • 00:10:17.190 --> 00:10:18.290
  • NOT ONLY GET INTO A CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 00:10:18.290 --> 00:10:19.270
  • FIGHT, A HEAVYWEIGHT
  • 00:10:19.270 --> 00:10:21.120
  • CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT, I WANNA GO
  • 00:10:21.120 --> 00:10:22.250
  • THE DISTANCE.
  • 00:10:22.250 --> 00:10:23.160
  • I DON'T EVEN HAVE TO WIN."
  • 00:10:23.160 --> 00:10:24.070
  • AND I REMEMBER WATCHING THOSE
  • 00:10:24.070 --> 00:10:26.090
  • FILMS,
  • 00:10:26.090 --> 00:10:27.020
  • AND THEY INSPIRED ME SO MUCH,
  • 00:10:27.020 --> 00:10:27.230
  • MOVIES LIKE "THE COLOR PURPLE"
  • 00:10:27.230 --> 00:10:28.280
  • INSPIRED ME, AND THE GOSPEL
  • 00:10:28.280 --> 00:10:29.290
  • INSPIRED ME.
  • 00:10:29.290 --> 00:10:31.240
  • GROWING UP IN CHURCH, MAN, I
  • 00:10:31.240 --> 00:10:32.260
  • USED TO DIRECT THE YOUTH CHOIR.
  • 00:10:32.260 --> 00:10:35.050
  • I WAS ONE OF THE DEACONS IN
  • 00:10:35.050 --> 00:10:36.090
  • TRAINING.
  • 00:10:36.090 --> 00:10:37.120
  • I WAS AN USHER.
  • 00:10:37.120 --> 00:10:38.250
  • I USED TO TEACH SABBATH SCHOOL.
  • 00:10:38.250 --> 00:10:40.020
  • I MEAN, I USED TO PREACH.
  • 00:10:40.020 --> 00:10:40.270
  • I MEAN, SO BEING IN THE CHURCH
  • 00:10:40.270 --> 00:10:42.130
  • INSPIRED ME, AND SO, AS A YOUNG
  • 00:10:42.130 --> 00:10:44.160
  • KID, I HAD A NATURAL AFFINITY
  • 00:10:44.160 --> 00:10:46.210
  • FOR CHURCH AND FOR CULTURE
  • 00:10:46.210 --> 00:10:48.290
  • THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT.
  • 00:10:48.290 --> 00:10:51.210
  • IT WAS JUST WHAT INSPIRED ME,
  • 00:10:51.210 --> 00:10:53.060
  • AND SO AS I GOT OLDER, I SAID,
  • 00:10:53.060 --> 00:10:54.280
  • "YOU KNOW, I GOTTA GO FOLLOW
  • 00:10:54.280 --> 00:10:55.200
  • THIS PASSION" BECAUSE EVERY TIME
  • 00:10:55.200 --> 00:10:57.140
  • I THOUGHT ABOUT DOING SOMETHING
  • 00:10:57.140 --> 00:10:58.230
  • ELSE, NOTHING ELSE WOULD SATISFY
  • 00:10:58.230 --> 00:10:59.190
  • ME.
  • 00:10:59.190 --> 00:11:00.270
  • THE VISION WOULD NOT SATISFY ME,
  • 00:11:00.270 --> 00:11:02.070
  • SO IT CAME FROM A COMBINATION OF
  • 00:11:02.070 --> 00:11:03.280
  • NEVER FEELING LIKE I HAD TO
  • 00:11:03.280 --> 00:11:05.210
  • CHOOSE THE CHURCH OVER
  • 00:11:05.210 --> 00:11:06.230
  • ENTERTAINMENT, OR ENTERTAINMENT
  • 00:11:06.230 --> 00:11:07.250
  • OVER THE CHURCH.
  • 00:11:07.250 --> 00:11:08.170
  • THEY BOTH WERE AN ORGANIC
  • 00:11:08.170 --> 00:11:10.020
  • OUTGROWTH OF WHAT MY NATURAL
  • 00:11:10.020 --> 00:11:11.170
  • POSITIONING AND PASSION WAS.
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:13.120
  • - SAMUEL: NOW, EVEN TODAY, IS
  • 00:11:13.120 --> 00:11:15.060
  • THERE SOME SORT OF DICHOTOMY
  • 00:11:15.060 --> 00:11:17.260
  • BETWEEN FAITH AND ENTERTAINMENT?
  • 00:11:17.260 --> 00:11:20.000
  • DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THERE'S
  • 00:11:20.000 --> 00:11:21.050
  • THIS GREAT DIVIDE THAT EXISTS
  • 00:11:21.050 --> 00:11:22.020
  • THAT CAN NEVER BE BRIDGED?
  • 00:11:22.020 --> 00:11:23.140
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE DOING IT, AND
  • 00:11:23.140 --> 00:11:24.270
  • THERE ARE FAITH-BASED FILMS.
  • 00:11:24.270 --> 00:11:25.260
  • THERE ARE PRODUCTS COMING OUT OF
  • 00:11:29.220 --> 00:11:30.140
  • HOLLYWOOD RIGHT NOW THAT ARE
  • 00:11:30.140 --> 00:11:31.180
  • FULL OF HOPE AND LOVE AND GRACE
  • 00:11:31.180 --> 00:11:32.280
  • AND TRUTH, BUT, YET THERE IS A
  • 00:11:32.280 --> 00:11:34.050
  • SEGMENT OF THE CHURCH THAT
  • 00:11:34.050 --> 00:11:35.210
  • AND IT STILL LOOKS AT THIS CITY
  • 00:11:39.120 --> 00:11:40.040
  • WITH GREAT DISREGARD.
  • 00:11:40.040 --> 00:11:40.280
  • SO WHAT IS IT?
  • 00:11:40.280 --> 00:11:41.230
  • WHAT'S THE ANSWER?
  • 00:11:41.230 --> 00:11:43.030
  • - DEVON: THE ANSWER IS THAT ALL
  • 00:11:43.030 --> 00:11:44.030
  • OF US HAVE TO MAKE A COMMITTEE
  • 00:11:44.030 --> 00:11:46.200
  • OF ONE TO DECIDE, INVOKE, THAT
  • 00:11:46.200 --> 00:11:49.140
  • WE'RE GONNA DO WHAT GOD CALLS US
  • 00:11:49.140 --> 00:11:50.260
  • TO DO, AND NO MATTER WHO ELSE
  • 00:11:50.260 --> 00:11:53.210
  • AROUND US MAY NOT SEE IT, AS
  • 00:11:53.210 --> 00:11:55.230
  • LONG AS WE SEE THE VISION FOR
  • 00:11:55.230 --> 00:11:57.060
  • OUR LIFE, GOD HAS ALREADY MADE A
  • 00:11:57.060 --> 00:11:58.220
  • WAY TO PROVIDE FOR THAT VISION
  • 00:11:58.220 --> 00:12:00.270
  • TO FIND SUCCESS WHEN WE HAVE THE
  • 00:12:00.270 --> 00:12:02.240
  • COURAGE TO WALK IT OUT.
  • 00:12:02.240 --> 00:12:04.110
  • SO ME BEING HERE IN HOLLYWOOD--
  • 00:12:04.110 --> 00:12:05.240
  • - SAMUEL: WHEN YOU HAVE THE
  • 00:12:05.240 --> 00:12:06.140
  • COURAGE TO WALK IT OUT?
  • 00:12:06.140 --> 00:12:07.090
  • - DEVON: TO WALK IT OUT.
  • 00:12:07.090 --> 00:12:08.000
  • AND SO ME BEING HERE IN
  • 00:12:08.000 --> 00:12:09.010
  • HOLLYWOOD, IT HAS BEEN A FAITH
  • 00:12:09.010 --> 00:12:10.140
  • WALK BECAUSE PEOPLE SAID, "DON'T
  • 00:12:10.140 --> 00:12:12.140
  • DO IT."
  • 00:12:12.140 --> 00:12:13.160
  • I DIDN'T HAVE A PATH.
  • 00:12:13.160 --> 00:12:14.220
  • THERE WAS NO ONE I COULD LOOK TO
  • 00:12:14.220 --> 00:12:15.180
  • AND SAY, "OH, THIS IS HOW YOU
  • 00:12:15.180 --> 00:12:17.160
  • CAN DO IT."
  • 00:12:17.160 --> 00:12:18.130
  • I DIDN'T KNOW.
  • 00:12:18.130 --> 00:12:19.160
  • ALL I COULD DO WAS SAY, "YOU
  • 00:12:19.160 --> 00:12:20.180
  • KNOW WHAT, GOD?
  • 00:12:20.180 --> 00:12:21.190
  • I BELIEVE YOU'RE CALLING ME, BUT
  • 00:12:21.190 --> 00:12:23.040
  • IT'S NOT ENOUGH ABOUT MY BELIEF.
  • 00:12:23.040 --> 00:12:24.140
  • GIVE ME CONFIRMATION."
  • 00:12:24.140 --> 00:12:26.090
  • AND AT EVERY STEP OF MY JOURNEY,
  • 00:12:26.090 --> 00:12:28.090
  • FROM BEING AN UNPAID INTERN
  • 00:12:28.090 --> 00:12:29.240
  • FOR WILL SMITH FOR 4 YEARS--
  • 00:12:29.240 --> 00:12:31.010
  • I ULTIMATELY GOT PAID IN MY
  • 00:12:31.010 --> 00:12:32.220
  • JUNIOR YEAR.
  • 00:12:32.220 --> 00:12:33.280
  • I GOT PAID.
  • 00:12:33.280 --> 00:12:34.140
  • BROTHER WILL PAID ME, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:12:34.140 --> 00:12:36.130
  • I DON'T WANT THAT LIE OUT THERE
  • 00:12:36.130 --> 00:12:37.050
  • THAT HE DIDN'T TAKE CARE OF A
  • 00:12:37.050 --> 00:12:38.200
  • BROTHER.
  • 00:12:38.200 --> 00:12:39.090
  • HE DID, ALL RIGHT?
  • 00:12:39.090 --> 00:12:40.170
  • SO I WAS AN INTERN FOR 4 YEARS,
  • 00:12:40.170 --> 00:12:42.010
  • THEN GRADUATED, BECAME AN
  • 00:12:42.010 --> 00:12:43.280
  • ASSISTANT FOR 2 YEARS, BECAME A
  • 00:12:43.280 --> 00:12:45.120
  • JUNIOR EXECUTIVE FOR ANOTHER
  • 00:12:45.120 --> 00:12:47.030
  • YEAR AND A HALF, THEN WENT TO
  • 00:12:47.030 --> 00:12:48.230
  • MGM, THE STUDIO BEHIND THE
  • 00:12:48.230 --> 00:12:50.040
  • "JAMES BOND" FRANCHISE FOR A
  • 00:12:50.040 --> 00:12:51.010
  • YEAR AND A HALF, AND THEN WENT
  • 00:12:51.010 --> 00:12:52.280
  • TO SONY PICTURES FOR 9 YEARS AS
  • 00:12:52.280 --> 00:12:54.180
  • AN EXECUTIVE, AND THEN STARTED
  • 00:12:54.180 --> 00:12:56.020
  • MY PRODUCTION COMPANY, AND I CAN
  • 00:12:56.020 --> 00:12:57.290
  • TELL YOU THAT YOU CAN BRIDGE THE
  • 00:12:57.290 --> 00:12:59.290
  • SECULAR AND THE SPIRITUAL
  • 00:12:59.290 --> 00:13:02.190
  • BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE
  • 00:13:02.190 --> 00:13:04.280
  • ARE JUST SPIRITUAL OR JUST
  • 00:13:04.280 --> 00:13:05.230
  • SECULAR.
  • 00:13:05.230 --> 00:13:07.170
  • GOD HAS CALLED US TO EMBRACE THE
  • 00:13:07.170 --> 00:13:09.110
  • POWER OF BOTH IN ORDER TO CREATE
  • 00:13:09.110 --> 00:13:11.000
  • A PLATFORM FOR HIS GLORY.
  • 00:13:11.000 --> 00:13:12.290
  • - SAMUEL: I'M HAVING A
  • 00:13:12.290 --> 00:13:13.290
  • CONVERSATION WITH DEVON
  • 00:13:13.290 --> 00:13:14.200
  • FRANKLIN.
  • 00:13:14.200 --> 00:13:16.040
  • DEVON FRANKLIN IS THE MOST
  • 00:13:16.040 --> 00:13:18.020
  • INFLUENTIAL CHRISTIAN VOICE
  • 00:13:18.020 --> 00:13:19.130
  • RIGHT NOW IN HOLLYWOOD, SHIFTING
  • 00:13:19.130 --> 00:13:20.140
  • THE ATMOSPHERE TOWARDS
  • 00:13:20.140 --> 00:13:22.060
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUSTICE IN A
  • 00:13:22.060 --> 00:13:25.050
  • WAY THAT IS BEAUTIFUL, IN A WAY
  • 00:13:25.050 --> 00:13:26.100
  • THAT ENGAGES THE HEART, THE
  • 00:13:26.100 --> 00:13:28.080
  • HEAD, AND THE HAND.
  • 00:13:28.080 --> 00:13:29.110
  • IT'S PRACTICAL, IT'S AFFIRMING,
  • 00:13:29.110 --> 00:13:31.110
  • AND, YET HIS NARRATIVE, FROM
  • 00:13:31.110 --> 00:13:33.240
  • NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, THIS YOUNG
  • 00:13:33.240 --> 00:13:35.240
  • 18-YEAR-OLD WHO LOST HIS FATHER
  • 00:13:35.240 --> 00:13:37.290
  • AT AN EARLY AGE, HE WORKS FOR
  • 00:13:37.290 --> 00:13:40.170
  • HOW MANY YEARS UNPAID?
  • 00:13:40.170 --> 00:13:41.250
  • - DEVON: MAN, WELL, A COUPLE,
  • 00:13:41.250 --> 00:13:43.050
  • TWO.
  • 00:13:43.050 --> 00:13:43.250
  • - SAMUEL: A COUPLE YEARS
  • 00:13:43.250 --> 00:13:44.150
  • UNPAID, UNPAID INTERN IN
  • 00:13:44.150 --> 00:13:45.080
  • HOLLYWOOD, DRIVEN BY WHAT?
  • 00:13:45.210 --> 00:13:48.210
  • DRIVEN BY A DREAM.
  • 00:13:48.210 --> 00:13:50.010
  • THIS PROGRAM IS FOR EVERY SINGLE
  • 00:13:50.010 --> 00:13:51.200
  • PERSON WHO HAS A DREAM.
  • 00:13:51.200 --> 00:13:53.050
  • IF YOU DON'T HAVE A DREAM, IF
  • 00:13:53.050 --> 00:13:54.220
  • THERE'S NOTHING PUSHING YOU,
  • 00:13:54.220 --> 00:13:56.020
  • THEN THIS MAY NOT BE FOR YOU,
  • 00:13:56.180 --> 00:13:59.180
  • BUT IF THERE'S A DREAM, WHETHER
  • 00:13:59.180 --> 00:14:00.150
  • OR NOT IT'S AN UNFULFILLED DREAM
  • 00:14:00.150 --> 00:14:01.220
  • OR A DREAM STILL FORTHCOMING,
  • 00:14:01.220 --> 00:14:03.090
  • BUT IF THERE'S SOMETHING IN YOU
  • 00:14:03.090 --> 00:14:05.200
  • SAYING THERE'S MORE FOR YOU,
  • 00:14:05.200 --> 00:14:06.120
  • THERE'S A DRIVE, SOMETHING
  • 00:14:06.120 --> 00:14:07.170
  • COMPELLING YOU, SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:14:07.170 --> 00:14:08.240
  • IS TELLING YOU GOD'S NOT DONE
  • 00:14:08.240 --> 00:14:10.120
  • WITH YOU, THIS PROGRAM IS FOR
  • 00:14:10.120 --> 00:14:11.150
  • YOU, AND WE'RE HEARING FROM ONE
  • 00:14:11.150 --> 00:14:12.190
  • OF THE MOST IMPORTANT,
  • 00:14:12.190 --> 00:14:14.010
  • INFLUENTIAL VOICES IN AMERICA
  • 00:14:14.010 --> 00:14:15.040
  • AND ARGUABLY BEING THE CONDUIT
  • 00:14:15.040 --> 00:14:17.150
  • OF THIS INDUSTRY TO THE ENTIRE
  • 00:14:17.150 --> 00:14:19.000
  • WORLD.
  • 00:14:19.000 --> 00:14:20.280
  • NOW, YOU TALKED ABOUT FAITH AND
  • 00:14:20.280 --> 00:14:21.200
  • HOW, THROUGHOUT THE JOURNEY, YOU
  • 00:14:21.200 --> 00:14:23.020
  • HAVE CERTAIN MOMENTS OF GREAT
  • 00:14:23.020 --> 00:14:25.020
  • CONFIRMATION, PERSEVERANCE,
  • 00:14:25.020 --> 00:14:27.090
  • RESILIENCE.
  • 00:14:27.090 --> 00:14:29.170
  • WAS THERE EVER A MOMENT WHERE
  • 00:14:29.170 --> 00:14:30.080
  • YOUR CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW RAN
  • 00:14:30.080 --> 00:14:32.040
  • COUNTER TO SOME OF THE
  • 00:14:32.040 --> 00:14:33.180
  • OPPORTUNITIES THAT CAME BEFORE
  • 00:14:33.180 --> 00:14:34.180
  • YOU?
  • 00:14:34.180 --> 00:14:36.190
  • - DEVON: HERE WAS WHAT
  • 00:14:36.190 --> 00:14:37.250
  • HAPPENED: IT WASN'T SO MUCH THAT
  • 00:14:37.250 --> 00:14:38.170
  • MY CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW RAN
  • 00:14:38.170 --> 00:14:39.070
  • COUNTER.
  • 00:14:39.070 --> 00:14:40.130
  • WE CAN ONLY BE TEMPTED BY WHAT
  • 00:14:40.130 --> 00:14:42.060
  • WE WANT.
  • 00:14:42.060 --> 00:14:43.260
  • - SAMUEL: STOP.
  • 00:14:43.260 --> 00:14:44.250
  • SAY THAT ONE MORE TIME.
  • 00:14:44.250 --> 00:14:45.130
  • - DEVON: WE CAN ONLY BE TEMPTED
  • 00:14:45.130 --> 00:14:46.280
  • BY WHAT WE WANT.
  • 00:14:46.280 --> 00:14:48.160
  • IF YOU DON'T WANT A PIECE OF
  • 00:14:48.160 --> 00:14:49.150
  • CAKE AND I BRING YOU A PIECE OF
  • 00:14:49.150 --> 00:14:50.290
  • CAKE, THAT'S NOT TEMPTATION, BUT
  • 00:14:50.290 --> 00:14:52.010
  • IF YOU HAVE AN AFFINITY FOR ICE
  • 00:14:52.010 --> 00:14:53.240
  • CREAM, AND I BRING YOU A BOWL OF
  • 00:14:53.240 --> 00:14:55.010
  • ICE CREAM, YOU WILL BE TEMPTED.
  • 00:14:55.010 --> 00:14:57.250
  • SO MY GREATEST TEMPTATION IN
  • 00:14:57.250 --> 00:14:59.070
  • THIS BUSINESS WAS MY OWN
  • 00:14:59.070 --> 00:15:00.080
  • AMBITION, MY DESIRE TO BE
  • 00:15:00.080 --> 00:15:02.160
  • SUCCESSFUL, MY DESIRE TO FIND
  • 00:15:02.160 --> 00:15:04.110
  • MEANING; AND WHAT I MEAN BY
  • 00:15:04.110 --> 00:15:07.090
  • THAT, GROWING UP AS A MIDDLE
  • 00:15:07.090 --> 00:15:08.090
  • CHILD, YOU KNOW, LOSING MY
  • 00:15:08.090 --> 00:15:09.190
  • FATHER AT AN EARLY AGE, FINDING
  • 00:15:09.190 --> 00:15:11.010
  • MY PLACE IN THE WORLD IS
  • 00:15:11.010 --> 00:15:12.180
  • SOMETHING THAT I'VE ALWAYS
  • 00:15:12.180 --> 00:15:14.040
  • STRUGGLED WITH.
  • 00:15:14.040 --> 00:15:15.090
  • "DO I MATTER?"
  • 00:15:15.090 --> 00:15:15.250
  • "DO I COUNT?"
  • 00:15:15.250 --> 00:15:17.000
  • AND "WHERE DO I FIT?"
  • 00:15:17.000 --> 00:15:18.130
  • I KNOW THAT SO MANY PEOPLE DEAL
  • 00:15:18.130 --> 00:15:19.120
  • WITH THOSE SAME--
  • 00:15:19.120 --> 00:15:20.210
  • - SAMUEL: I WANT YOU TO GIVE ME
  • 00:15:20.210 --> 00:15:21.130
  • THESE THREE QUESTIONS, THE
  • 00:15:21.130 --> 00:15:22.180
  • QUERIES ONE MORE TIME, PLEASE:
  • 00:15:22.180 --> 00:15:23.090
  • "DO I MATTER?"
  • 00:15:23.090 --> 00:15:23.230
  • - DEVON: "DO I--" WAIT, WHAT
  • 00:15:23.230 --> 00:15:24.260
  • DID I SAY?
  • 00:15:24.260 --> 00:15:25.130
  • "DO I MATTER?"
  • 00:15:25.130 --> 00:15:26.000
  • "DO I FIT?"
  • 00:15:26.000 --> 00:15:27.120
  • AND "AM I MAKING AN IMPACT?"
  • 00:15:27.120 --> 00:15:29.070
  • THESE ARE THE THREE THINGS THAT
  • 00:15:29.070 --> 00:15:30.290
  • WE ALL STRUGGLE WITH, AND EVERY
  • 00:15:30.290 --> 00:15:32.110
  • DAY, EVEN NOW, YOU KNOW, I
  • 00:15:32.110 --> 00:15:33.220
  • WONDER, WELL, "WHAT I'M DOING
  • 00:15:33.220 --> 00:15:34.290
  • RIGHT NOW, DOES IT REALLY
  • 00:15:34.290 --> 00:15:36.090
  • MATTER?
  • 00:15:36.090 --> 00:15:37.070
  • IS IT AFFECTING ANYBODY?
  • 00:15:37.070 --> 00:15:38.220
  • DO I HAVE WHAT I TAKES TO MAKE
  • 00:15:38.220 --> 00:15:39.230
  • IT?"
  • 00:15:39.230 --> 00:15:40.190
  • AND THESE QUESTIONS ARE THE
  • 00:15:40.190 --> 00:15:42.220
  • THINGS THAT KEEP US UP AT NIGHT.
  • 00:15:42.220 --> 00:15:44.110
  • THEY'RE THE THINGS THAT GET US
  • 00:15:44.110 --> 00:15:45.070
  • UP IN THE MORNING.
  • 00:15:45.070 --> 00:15:46.080
  • SO WHEN I ANSWER YOUR QUESTION,
  • 00:15:46.080 --> 00:15:47.140
  • IT WASN'T SO MUCH THAT MY
  • 00:15:47.140 --> 00:15:49.130
  • CHRISTIAN WORLD VIEW WAS
  • 00:15:49.130 --> 00:15:50.070
  • CHALLENGED.
  • 00:15:50.070 --> 00:15:51.080
  • IT WAS THAT THERE WERE MOMENTS
  • 00:15:51.080 --> 00:15:52.250
  • ALONG THE WAY WHERE I WAS
  • 00:15:52.250 --> 00:15:53.240
  • TEMPTED TO TAKE A SHORTCUT,
  • 00:15:53.240 --> 00:15:55.120
  • WHERE I WAS TEMPTED TO GO
  • 00:15:55.120 --> 00:15:57.010
  • AGAINST WHAT I BELIEVE, NOT
  • 00:15:57.010 --> 00:15:59.010
  • BECAUSE THE INDUSTRY WAS
  • 00:15:59.010 --> 00:16:00.180
  • REQUIRING THAT, BUT MY OWN
  • 00:16:00.180 --> 00:16:02.190
  • AMBITION IS WHAT WAS DRIVING ME,
  • 00:16:02.290 --> 00:16:05.290
  • SO I HAD MOMENTS WHERE LITERALLY
  • 00:16:05.290 --> 00:16:07.290
  • I WOULD BE IN MY OFFICE, MAN,
  • 00:16:07.290 --> 00:16:09.180
  • CRYING, "GOD, I HAD THESE GREAT
  • 00:16:09.180 --> 00:16:11.290
  • DREAMS.
  • 00:16:11.290 --> 00:16:14.020
  • I HAVE A VISION OF WHO I WANT TO
  • 00:16:14.020 --> 00:16:16.030
  • BE AND WHO YOU'VE CALLED ME TO
  • 00:16:16.030 --> 00:16:17.280
  • BE, BUT I DON'T SEE IT."
  • 00:16:17.280 --> 00:16:20.250
  • I MEAN, EVERYONE LOOKS AT
  • 00:16:20.250 --> 00:16:22.070
  • HOLLYWOOD, AND THEY SEE THE
  • 00:16:22.070 --> 00:16:22.270
  • GLAMOR.
  • 00:16:22.270 --> 00:16:23.210
  • LET ME TELL YOU, YOU KNOW HOW
  • 00:16:23.210 --> 00:16:24.190
  • MUCH OF HOLLYWOOD IS GLAMOROUS?
  • 00:16:24.190 --> 00:16:25.110
  • MAYBE 5%.
  • 00:16:25.110 --> 00:16:26.110
  • THE 95% THAT NO ONE EVER SEES IS
  • 00:16:26.110 --> 00:16:27.270
  • THE HARD WORK, THE YEARS IT
  • 00:16:27.270 --> 00:16:29.130
  • TAKES TO GET A MOVIE MADE OR A
  • 00:16:29.130 --> 00:16:31.120
  • TELEVISION SHOW ON THE AIR, THE
  • 00:16:31.120 --> 00:16:32.260
  • AMOUNT OF CONVERSATIONS THAT YOU
  • 00:16:32.260 --> 00:16:34.120
  • HAVE TO ENGAGE IN, IN ORDER JUST
  • 00:16:34.120 --> 00:16:35.280
  • TO GET SOMEONE TO TAKE YOU
  • 00:16:35.280 --> 00:16:36.280
  • SERIOUSLY OR TO GIVE YOU A
  • 00:16:36.280 --> 00:16:38.000
  • "YES."
  • 00:16:38.000 --> 00:16:40.130
  • SO, FOR YEARS, I WOULD
  • 00:16:40.130 --> 00:16:41.010
  • STRUGGLE.
  • 00:16:41.010 --> 00:16:42.040
  • HAVING AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY,
  • 00:16:42.040 --> 00:16:43.060
  • BEING EMPLOYED WAS GREAT, BUT
  • 00:16:43.060 --> 00:16:45.010
  • NOT SEEING THE DREAM FULFILLED,
  • 00:16:45.010 --> 00:16:46.200
  • I WOULD BE IN MY OFFICE CRYING,
  • 00:16:46.200 --> 00:16:48.010
  • "GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?
  • 00:16:48.010 --> 00:16:50.270
  • WHEN ARE YOU GONNA SHOW UP?"
  • 00:16:50.270 --> 00:16:51.180
  • I MEAN, PEOPLE SEE NOW.
  • 00:16:51.180 --> 00:16:52.200
  • THEY SEE THE TREE.
  • 00:16:52.200 --> 00:16:53.230
  • THEY SEE THE TREE OF SUCCESS,
  • 00:16:53.230 --> 00:16:54.140
  • AND THEY SAY, "WOW, THE TREE
  • 00:16:54.140 --> 00:16:55.140
  • LOOKS GREAT," BUT NO ONE SEES
  • 00:16:55.140 --> 00:16:56.130
  • THE ROOTS.
  • 00:16:56.130 --> 00:16:57.040
  • - SAMUEL: BUT HOW DID YOU
  • 00:16:57.040 --> 00:16:57.270
  • HANDLE THE "GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?"
  • 00:16:57.270 --> 00:16:58.230
  • "WHERE ARE THE DOORS?"
  • 00:16:58.230 --> 00:16:59.270
  • I MEAN, "WHERE ARE THE--"
  • 00:16:59.270 --> 00:17:00.180
  • - DEVON: HERE'S HOW I HANDLED
  • 00:17:00.180 --> 00:17:02.000
  • IT-- SOMETIMES NOT WELL, "NOT
  • 00:17:02.000 --> 00:17:04.290
  • WELL" BECAUSE THERE WERE MOMENTS
  • 00:17:04.290 --> 00:17:07.250
  • WHEN I WANTED TO HAVE FAITH, AND
  • 00:17:07.250 --> 00:17:08.170
  • I DIDN'T.
  • 00:17:08.170 --> 00:17:09.290
  • THERE WERE MOMENTS I WANTED TO
  • 00:17:09.290 --> 00:17:10.210
  • TRUST GOD, AND I COULDN'T
  • 00:17:10.210 --> 00:17:12.050
  • BECAUSE I WAS LOOKING WITH THE
  • 00:17:12.050 --> 00:17:13.260
  • NATURAL EYE, NOT MY SPIRITUAL
  • 00:17:13.260 --> 00:17:16.050
  • EYE, AND IN THOSE MOMENTS, WHEN
  • 00:17:16.050 --> 00:17:18.030
  • I WAS AT MY LOWEST, WHEN TRULY
  • 00:17:18.030 --> 00:17:20.060
  • THERE WERE MOMENTS I WANTED TO
  • 00:17:20.060 --> 00:17:21.230
  • GIVE UP, I JUST SAID, "YOU KNOW
  • 00:17:21.230 --> 00:17:22.150
  • WHAT, GOD?
  • 00:17:22.150 --> 00:17:23.150
  • MAYBE YOU DON'T WANT ME TO BE
  • 00:17:23.150 --> 00:17:24.270
  • HERE BECAUSE I DON'T SEE THINGS
  • 00:17:24.270 --> 00:17:25.290
  • HAPPENING AT THE SPEED--"
  • 00:17:25.290 --> 00:17:27.100
  • REMEMBER, I GOT HERE AT 18
  • 00:17:27.100 --> 00:17:28.170
  • YEARS OLD.
  • 00:17:28.170 --> 00:17:29.180
  • GOD CALLED ME TO BE A PRODUCER,
  • 00:17:29.180 --> 00:17:31.110
  • SO I KNEW, WHEN I CAME INTO THE
  • 00:17:31.110 --> 00:17:32.270
  • BUSINESS, MY GOAL WAS TO HAVE MY
  • 00:17:32.270 --> 00:17:34.030
  • OWN PRODUCTION COMPANY.
  • 00:17:34.030 --> 00:17:35.070
  • THE PRODUCTION COMPANY DIDN'T
  • 00:17:35.070 --> 00:17:36.280
  • ULTIMATELY HAPPEN UNTIL 18 YEARS
  • 00:17:36.280 --> 00:17:38.220
  • AFTER I GOT INTO THE BUSINESS.
  • 00:17:38.220 --> 00:17:40.130
  • SO THINK ABOUT YEAR NINE, WHERE
  • 00:17:40.130 --> 00:17:42.190
  • I'M THERE, AND I'M STRUGGLING,
  • 00:17:42.190 --> 00:17:45.140
  • AND I'M ASKING GOD.
  • 00:17:45.140 --> 00:17:46.280
  • HERE'S HOW I GOT THROUGH IT.
  • 00:17:46.280 --> 00:17:47.280
  • GOD WOULD SAY, "DEVON, LOOK
  • 00:17:47.280 --> 00:17:49.060
  • AROUND YOU RIGHT NOW."
  • 00:17:49.060 --> 00:17:52.020
  • AND I WOULD LOOK AROUND,
  • 00:17:52.020 --> 00:17:53.010
  • AND AT THAT TIME,
  • 00:17:53.010 --> 00:17:54.030
  • I WAS AT MY OFFICE IN SONY
  • 00:17:54.030 --> 00:17:54.250
  • "YOU ARE BEING PREPARED WHEN YOU
  • 00:17:56.290 --> 00:17:57.230
  • DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT.
  • 00:17:57.230 --> 00:17:58.250
  • YOU MAY NOT BE WHERE YOU WANT TO
  • 00:17:58.250 --> 00:18:00.020
  • BE, BUT I'M HELPING TO PREPARE
  • 00:18:00.020 --> 00:18:01.110
  • THIS OFFICE, DON'T LOOK AT THIS
  • 00:18:04.210 --> 00:18:05.160
  • AS THE DESTINATION.
  • 00:18:05.160 --> 00:18:07.280
  • LOOK AT THIS AS THE INCUBATION.
  • 00:18:07.280 --> 00:18:08.250
  • I AM INCUBATING YOU.
  • 00:18:09.120 --> 00:18:12.120
  • I AM PREPARING YOU.
  • 00:18:12.120 --> 00:18:13.200
  • I AM TRAINING YOU SO THAT, WHEN
  • 00:18:13.200 --> 00:18:15.160
  • IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO OPERATE IN
  • 00:18:15.160 --> 00:18:18.020
  • THE FULLNESS OF YOUR CALLING AND
  • 00:18:18.020 --> 00:18:18.240
  • YOUR DESTINY, WHEN IT'S TIME FOR
  • 00:18:18.240 --> 00:18:20.210
  • YOUR DREAM TO MANIFEST, YOU WILL
  • 00:18:20.210 --> 00:18:21.280
  • BE READY.
  • 00:18:21.280 --> 00:18:24.130
  • SO, DEVON, THIS IS NOT WASTED
  • 00:18:24.130 --> 00:18:25.120
  • TIME.
  • 00:18:25.120 --> 00:18:26.220
  • THIS IS TIME TO HELP YOU DO WHAT
  • 00:18:26.220 --> 00:18:28.030
  • I'VE CALLED YOU TO DO.
  • 00:18:28.030 --> 00:18:29.150
  • SO I DON'T WANT YOU TO BE
  • 00:18:29.150 --> 00:18:30.120
  • DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:18:30.120 --> 00:18:31.030
  • I WANT YOU TO BE ENCOURAGED
  • 00:18:31.030 --> 00:18:33.010
  • BECAUSE YOU'RE IN YOUR FIELD.
  • 00:18:33.010 --> 00:18:34.230
  • YOU ARE GETTING COMPENSATED.
  • 00:18:34.230 --> 00:18:36.190
  • PEOPLE KNOW WHO YOU ARE, AND YOU
  • 00:18:36.190 --> 00:18:38.090
  • ARE LEARNING THE VERY THING THAT
  • 00:18:38.090 --> 00:18:40.050
  • IS GONNA BE USED TO BRING
  • 00:18:40.050 --> 00:18:41.160
  • MILLIONS OF LIVES TO ME."
  • 00:18:41.210 --> 00:18:44.210
  • THAT WAS THE MESSAGE THAT GOD
  • 00:18:44.210 --> 00:18:45.220
  • GAVE ME IN THE DARKEST OF
  • 00:18:45.220 --> 00:18:46.150
  • DARK MOMENTS,
  • 00:18:46.150 --> 00:18:47.220
  • WHICH HELPED ME KEEP GOING.
  • 00:18:47.220 --> 00:18:48.260
  • - SAMUEL: THIS IS DEVON
  • 00:18:48.260 --> 00:18:49.140
  • FRANKLIN.
  • 00:18:49.140 --> 00:18:50.070
  • HE'S CEO OF FRANKLIN
  • 00:18:50.070 --> 00:18:51.050
  • ENTERTAINMENT, PRODUCING AMAZING
  • 00:18:51.050 --> 00:18:53.100
  • FILMS THAT ARE FULL OF HOPE AND
  • 00:18:53.100 --> 00:18:54.180
  • GRACE, TRUTH AND LOVE, LITERALLY
  • 00:18:54.180 --> 00:18:56.230
  • CHANGING THE WORLD, NOT
  • 00:18:56.230 --> 00:18:58.120
  • RHETORICALLY, LITERALLY CONTENT
  • 00:18:58.120 --> 00:19:00.110
  • THAT SHIFTS THE ATMOSPHERE
  • 00:19:00.110 --> 00:19:03.020
  • TOWARDS RIGHTEOUSNESS AND
  • 00:19:03.020 --> 00:19:04.250
  • JUSTICE, CHANGING THE WORLD.
  • 00:19:04.250 --> 00:19:07.020
  • MATTER OF FACT, THERE'S AN
  • 00:19:07.020 --> 00:19:08.040
  • ANIMATED FILM FORTHCOMING, AN
  • 00:19:08.040 --> 00:19:08.280
  • ANIMATED FILM, I BELIEVE, AS THE
  • 00:19:08.280 --> 00:19:11.150
  • FIRST FAITH-BASED ANIMATED FILM.
  • 00:19:11.150 --> 00:19:14.140
  • - DEVON: WELL, HERE'S THE
  • 00:19:14.140 --> 00:19:15.030
  • THING.
  • 00:19:15.030 --> 00:19:16.000
  • IT'S THE FIRST FAITH-BASED
  • 00:19:16.000 --> 00:19:16.190
  • ANIMATED FILM IN CGI TO BE
  • 00:19:16.190 --> 00:19:18.240
  • RELEASED BY A MAJOR STUDIO.
  • 00:19:18.240 --> 00:19:20.060
  • IT'S THE FIRST ONE IN THE
  • 00:19:20.060 --> 00:19:21.150
  • HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD.
  • 00:19:21.150 --> 00:19:22.160
  • THE ONLY OTHER FAITH-BASED
  • 00:19:22.160 --> 00:19:24.200
  • ANIMATED MOVIE TO BE RELEASED BY
  • 00:19:24.200 --> 00:19:26.120
  • A MAJOR STUDIO IN HOLLYWOOD WAS
  • 00:19:26.120 --> 00:19:28.120
  • "THE PRINCE OF EGYPT," A LITTLE
  • 00:19:28.120 --> 00:19:30.030
  • OVER-- ALMOST 20 YEARS AGO, THAT
  • 00:19:30.030 --> 00:19:31.060
  • DREAMWORKS SKG DID, WHICH WAS
  • 00:19:31.060 --> 00:19:33.280
  • THE STORY OF--
  • 00:19:33.280 --> 00:19:34.230
  • - SAMUEL: BUT AT CGI LEVEL,
  • 00:19:34.230 --> 00:19:35.150
  • THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST ONE OUT.
  • 00:19:35.150 --> 00:19:36.070
  • - DEVON: FIRST ONE, FIRST ONE.
  • 00:19:36.070 --> 00:19:37.180
  • IN THIS STORY, "THE STAR," I'M
  • 00:19:37.180 --> 00:19:38.240
  • SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS MOVIE.
  • 00:19:38.240 --> 00:19:39.160
  • THIS IS A STORY OF THE NATIVITY,
  • 00:19:39.160 --> 00:19:41.230
  • THE FIRST CHRISTMAS, BUT FROM
  • 00:19:41.230 --> 00:19:43.150
  • THE ANIMALS' POINT OF VIEW.
  • 00:19:43.150 --> 00:19:44.260
  • - SAMUEL: FROM THE ANIMALS'
  • 00:19:44.260 --> 00:19:45.160
  • POINT OF VIEW?
  • 00:19:45.160 --> 00:19:45.290
  • - DEVON: FROM THE ANIMALS'
  • 00:19:45.290 --> 00:19:46.190
  • POINT OF VIEW.
  • 00:19:46.190 --> 00:19:47.040
  • - SAMUEL: WE GOTTA CHECK THIS
  • 00:19:47.040 --> 00:19:47.250
  • OUT.
  • 00:19:47.250 --> 00:19:48.030
  • - MALE NARRATOR: FOR CENTURIES,
  • 00:19:54.290 --> 00:19:56.230
  • ONE STORY HAS TOUCHED THE LIVES
  • 00:19:56.250 --> 00:19:59.250
  • OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD.
  • 00:19:59.250 --> 00:20:01.150
  • THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, YOU'RE
  • 00:20:01.150 --> 00:20:03.110
  • INVITED TO DISCOVER THE STORY OF
  • 00:20:03.110 --> 00:20:06.050
  • THE FIRST CHRISTMAS FROM AN
  • 00:20:06.050 --> 00:20:07.210
  • ENTIRELY NEW PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:20:10.150 --> 00:20:13.150
  • - FELIX: HANG ON, CYRUS,
  • 00:20:13.150 --> 00:20:14.100
  • DEBORAH!
  • 00:20:14.100 --> 00:20:16.120
  • - CYRUS: I EXPECTED A LEFT TURN
  • 00:20:16.120 --> 00:20:17.100
  • TWO DESERTS AGO.
  • 00:20:17.100 --> 00:20:18.070
  • - FELIX: THESE WISEGUYS ARE
  • 00:20:18.070 --> 00:20:18.270
  • LOST.
  • 00:20:18.270 --> 00:20:20.080
  • THAT'S IT.
  • 00:20:20.080 --> 00:20:20.280
  • I'M BITING THROUGH THE REINS.
  • 00:20:20.280 --> 00:20:22.160
  • - NARRATOR: FROM THE STUDIO
  • 00:20:22.160 --> 00:20:23.250
  • THAT BROUGHT YOU "MIRACLES FROM
  • 00:20:23.250 --> 00:20:24.230
  • HEAVEN," AND "CLOUDY WITH A
  • 00:20:24.230 --> 00:20:26.030
  • CHANCE OF MEATBALLS"...
  • 00:20:26.030 --> 00:20:27.120
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:20:27.120 --> 00:20:28.160
  • - BIRDS: MM?
  • 00:20:28.160 --> 00:20:29.060
  • WHOA.
  • 00:20:29.060 --> 00:20:30.280
  • - NARRATOR: ...STEVEN YEUN,
  • 00:20:30.280 --> 00:20:32.040
  • KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY, GINA
  • 00:20:32.040 --> 00:20:33.170
  • RODRIGUEZ, ZACHARY LEVI, KELLY
  • 00:20:33.170 --> 00:20:35.130
  • CLARKSON, PATRICIA HEATON,
  • 00:20:35.130 --> 00:20:37.050
  • KRISTIN CHENOWETH, TYLER PERRY,
  • 00:20:37.050 --> 00:20:39.000
  • TRACY MORGAN, AND OPRAH WINFREY.
  • 00:20:39.060 --> 00:20:42.060
  • - DEBORAH: KING HEROD IS UP TO
  • 00:20:42.060 --> 00:20:42.280
  • SOMETHING.
  • 00:20:42.280 --> 00:20:43.200
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:20:43.200 --> 00:20:44.140
  • THAT'S WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS..
  • 00:20:44.140 --> 00:20:45.220
  • - BO: MARY, YOU'RE IN DANGER.
  • 00:20:45.220 --> 00:20:46.130
  • YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO WHAT I'M
  • 00:20:46.130 --> 00:20:47.110
  • ABOUT TO SAY EXTREMELY
  • 00:20:47.110 --> 00:20:48.000
  • CAREFULLY.
  • 00:20:48.040 --> 00:20:51.040
  • [BO BRAYING]
  • 00:20:51.040 --> 00:20:52.290
  • - MARY: DO YOU WANT A BELLY
  • 00:20:52.290 --> 00:20:53.200
  • RUB?
  • 00:20:53.200 --> 00:20:55.230
  • - BO: OH!
  • 00:20:55.230 --> 00:20:56.200
  • THAT'S WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS..
  • 00:20:56.200 --> 00:20:58.070
  • - NARRATOR: "THE STAR."
  • 00:20:58.070 --> 00:20:58.250
  • [BARKING]
  • 00:20:58.250 --> 00:20:59.220
  • - BO: REACH ABOUT AND CREATE A
  • 00:20:59.220 --> 00:21:00.160
  • DISTRACTION.
  • 00:21:00.160 --> 00:21:00.290
  • - DAVE: HEY!
  • 00:21:00.290 --> 00:21:01.220
  • - THADDEUS: HMM?
  • 00:21:01.220 --> 00:21:02.070
  • - DAVE: HERE IT GOES!
  • 00:21:02.070 --> 00:21:03.020
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:05.110
  • [DAVE SINGING SCAT]
  • 00:21:05.110 --> 00:21:05.270
  • SOOPIN-DOODIN,
  • 00:21:05.270 --> 00:21:06.180
  • BOODIP-BOODIT-DOO
  • 00:21:06.180 --> 00:21:07.170
  • SIPPIN-BIP-BIP, BIDDIT-BOO
  • 00:21:07.170 --> 00:21:08.260
  • BOODIT, BOOTIN-BOOTIN
  • 00:21:08.260 --> 00:21:10.280
  • BOOP-BOOPS, SIM-BOODIN-BOO
  • 00:21:10.280 --> 00:21:11.260
  • BOOP-BOOP, BIP, BOOP,
  • 00:21:11.260 --> 00:21:13.040
  • BIDDLE-DIDDLE-DIP-BIDDIT
  • 00:21:14.100 --> 00:21:17.100
  • - JOSEPH: THERE'S SOMETHING
  • 00:21:17.100 --> 00:21:18.000
  • SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH THOSE
  • 00:21:18.000 --> 00:21:18.190
  • ANIMALS.
  • 00:21:18.190 --> 00:21:18.290
  • [MUSIC]
  • 00:21:18.290 --> 00:21:19.240
  • THAT'S WHAT CHRISTMAS
  • 00:21:19.240 --> 00:21:20.150
  • MEANS TO ME, MY LOVE
  • 00:21:21.000 --> 00:21:24.000
  • THAT'S WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS O
  • 00:21:24.000 --> 00:21:25.270
  • ME, MY LOVE
  • 00:21:26.080 --> 00:21:29.080
  • - SAMUEL: THE FIRST CGI,
  • 00:21:29.080 --> 00:21:30.130
  • FAITH-BASED ANIMATED FILM IN
  • 00:21:30.130 --> 00:21:32.010
  • HISTORY.
  • 00:21:32.010 --> 00:21:33.100
  • I MEAN, HOW DO YOU FEEL, MAN?
  • 00:21:33.100 --> 00:21:34.010
  • NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.
  • 00:21:34.010 --> 00:21:35.200
  • I MEAN, BUT YOU'RE DOING THINGS
  • 00:21:35.200 --> 00:21:36.280
  • THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN DONE
  • 00:21:36.280 --> 00:21:37.280
  • BEFORE.
  • 00:21:37.280 --> 00:21:38.140
  • - DEVON: CORRECT.
  • 00:21:38.140 --> 00:21:39.040
  • BUT THAT'S WHY I'M SO PASSIONATE
  • 00:21:41.290 --> 00:21:42.210
  • ABOUT TALKING ABOUT MY STORY AND
  • 00:21:42.210 --> 00:21:43.290
  • HELP OTHERS LIVE OUT THEIR
  • 00:21:43.290 --> 00:21:45.140
  • DREAM.
  • 00:21:45.140 --> 00:21:46.030
  • WHY?
  • 00:21:46.030 --> 00:21:47.030
  • BECAUSE WHEN WE DO WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:21:47.030 --> 00:21:48.120
  • CALLED US TO DO, IT'S ALWAYS
  • 00:21:48.120 --> 00:21:49.090
  • THERE ARE PEOPLE ATTACHED TO OUR
  • 00:21:51.040 --> 00:21:51.260
  • OBEDIENCE.
  • 00:21:51.260 --> 00:21:52.250
  • PEOPLE MAY NEVER KNOW WHO GOD IS
  • 00:21:52.250 --> 00:21:54.250
  • UNLESS WE FOLLOW WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:21:54.250 --> 00:21:56.110
  • CALLED US TO DO AND GET IN
  • 00:21:56.110 --> 00:21:57.020
  • POSITION.
  • 00:21:57.020 --> 00:21:59.180
  • ME DOING "THE STAR" IS AN
  • 00:21:59.180 --> 00:22:00.260
  • EVIDENCE THAT FAITH WORKS.
  • 00:22:00.260 --> 00:22:03.040
  • - SAMUEL: MAN, BUT FAITH REALLY
  • 00:22:03.040 --> 00:22:04.050
  • WORKS, BUT, AGAIN-- BUT IS THIS
  • 00:22:04.050 --> 00:22:04.270
  • JUST NOT EVEN-- IT'S NOT EVEN
  • 00:22:04.270 --> 00:22:06.140
  • JUST RIDING THE WAVE OR
  • 00:22:06.140 --> 00:22:08.080
  • CONTINUING SOMETHING ALREADY
  • 00:22:08.080 --> 00:22:09.150
  • THERE.
  • 00:22:09.150 --> 00:22:10.250
  • DEVON, YOU'RE DOING THINGS THAT
  • 00:22:10.250 --> 00:22:12.000
  • HAVE NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.
  • 00:22:12.000 --> 00:22:13.190
  • I MEAN, YOU'RE A PIONEER, YOU
  • 00:22:13.190 --> 00:22:14.200
  • KNOW?
  • 00:22:14.200 --> 00:22:16.080
  • THIS IS PRETTY AMAZING.
  • 00:22:16.080 --> 00:22:16.260
  • THE WORD IS "UNPRECEDENTED,"
  • 00:22:18.270 --> 00:22:20.030
  • WHICH IS USED TOO MUCH, IN MY
  • 00:22:20.030 --> 00:22:21.080
  • BUT IT'S LEGITIMATE HERE.
  • 00:22:23.140 --> 00:22:24.190
  • YOU KNOW, THERE'S AN AUTHENTIC
  • 00:22:24.190 --> 00:22:25.100
  • APPLICATION HERE.
  • 00:22:25.100 --> 00:22:27.020
  • BUT, FIRST OF ALL, WHERE'S THE
  • 00:22:27.020 --> 00:22:27.230
  • IDEA-- WHERE DOES THAT COME
  • 00:22:27.230 --> 00:22:28.280
  • FROM, THE IDEA OF ANIMALS, THE
  • 00:22:28.280 --> 00:22:30.140
  • STORY OF THE NATIVITY COMING
  • 00:22:30.140 --> 00:22:31.250
  • FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE
  • 00:22:31.250 --> 00:22:32.270
  • ANIMALS?
  • 00:22:32.270 --> 00:22:33.270
  • WHERE IN THE WORLD DID THIS
  • 00:22:33.270 --> 00:22:34.170
  • EMERGE OUT OF?
  • 00:22:34.170 --> 00:22:35.010
  • - DEVON: WELL, BELIEVE IT OR
  • 00:22:35.010 --> 00:22:36.080
  • NOT, THIS STORY, THIS SCRIPT,
  • 00:22:36.080 --> 00:22:37.160
  • HAS BEEN IN DEVELOPMENT FOR OVER
  • 00:22:37.160 --> 00:22:38.120
  • 10 YEARS.
  • 00:22:38.120 --> 00:22:39.060
  • - SAMUEL: TEN YEARS?
  • 00:22:39.060 --> 00:22:40.010
  • - DEVON: OVER 10 YEARS.
  • 00:22:40.010 --> 00:22:40.240
  • BACK WHEN I WAS AN EXECUTIVE AT
  • 00:22:40.240 --> 00:22:42.090
  • SONY, I BECAME AN EXECUTIVE AT
  • 00:22:42.090 --> 00:22:43.160
  • SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT IN
  • 00:22:43.160 --> 00:22:44.140
  • 2005.
  • 00:22:44.140 --> 00:22:46.180
  • THIS SCRIPT WAS ALREADY IN
  • 00:22:46.180 --> 00:22:47.070
  • DEVELOPMENT.
  • 00:22:47.070 --> 00:22:48.080
  • JIM HENSON COMPANY, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:22:48.080 --> 00:22:49.020
  • THE JIM HENSON COMPANY BEHIND
  • 00:22:49.020 --> 00:22:49.280
  • "SESAME STREET" AND "THE
  • 00:22:49.280 --> 00:22:50.250
  • MUPPETS," AND ALL THOSE
  • 00:22:50.250 --> 00:22:52.110
  • INCREDIBLE-- SO THEY WERE
  • 00:22:52.110 --> 00:22:53.210
  • DEVELOPING THIS SCRIPT ALONG
  • 00:22:53.210 --> 00:22:54.280
  • WITH WALDEN MEDIA, AND SO I WAS
  • 00:22:54.280 --> 00:22:56.110
  • ONE OF THE EXECUTIVES ON THE
  • 00:22:56.110 --> 00:22:57.110
  • SCRIPT, AND AT THE TIME, WE WERE
  • 00:22:57.110 --> 00:22:59.110
  • GONNA DO IT AS A LIVE ACTION
  • 00:22:59.110 --> 00:23:00.080
  • FILM LIKE "BABE."
  • 00:23:00.080 --> 00:23:01.100
  • WE COULD NEVER
  • 00:23:01.100 --> 00:23:02.150
  • GET THE SCRIPT THERE.
  • 00:23:02.150 --> 00:23:03.070
  • WE PUT IT ON THE SHELF IN WHAT
  • 00:23:03.070 --> 00:23:05.120
  • WE CALL "DEVELOPMENT HELL."
  • 00:23:05.120 --> 00:23:06.160
  • IT JUST WENT ON THE SHELF.
  • 00:23:06.160 --> 00:23:07.100
  • IT WASN'T UNTIL I BECAME A
  • 00:23:07.100 --> 00:23:09.030
  • PRODUCER AND I HAD SET UP
  • 00:23:09.030 --> 00:23:10.190
  • ANOTHER ANIMATED FILM WITH SONY
  • 00:23:10.190 --> 00:23:12.000
  • PICTURES ANIMATION-- WE WERE
  • 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:13.050
  • DEVELOPING THAT MOVIE, BUT WE
  • 00:23:13.050 --> 00:23:14.230
  • COULD NEVER GET THAT SCRIPT
  • 00:23:14.230 --> 00:23:16.030
  • RIGHT, AND OUT OF THE BLUE,
  • 00:23:16.030 --> 00:23:18.050
  • MYSELF AND KRISTINE BELSON, WHO
  • 00:23:18.050 --> 00:23:19.230
  • RUNS SONY PICTURES ANIMATION--
  • 00:23:19.230 --> 00:23:21.010
  • 'CAUSE KRISTINE WAS INVOLVED
  • 00:23:21.010 --> 00:23:22.100
  • WITH "THE STAR" ORIGINALLY-- SHE
  • 00:23:22.100 --> 00:23:23.290
  • SAID, "WELL, WHAT ABOUT "THE
  • 00:23:23.290 --> 00:23:24.190
  • STAR"?
  • 00:23:24.190 --> 00:23:25.210
  • AND I SAID, "RIGHT, I REMEMBER
  • 00:23:25.210 --> 00:23:28.040
  • THAT SCRIPT."
  • 00:23:28.040 --> 00:23:28.280
  • WE WENT AND GOT THAT SCRIPT.
  • 00:23:28.280 --> 00:23:29.270
  • WE REDEVELOPED IT, AND NOW THE
  • 00:23:29.270 --> 00:23:30.280
  • MOVIE IS GETTING READY TO BE
  • 00:23:30.280 --> 00:23:31.190
  • RELEASED.
  • 00:23:31.190 --> 00:23:32.170
  • WHY IS THIS RELEVANT TO THE
  • 00:23:32.170 --> 00:23:33.070
  • VIEWER?
  • 00:23:33.070 --> 00:23:34.230
  • BECAUSE YOU CAN NEVER GIVE UP ON
  • 00:23:34.230 --> 00:23:35.160
  • THE GOOD IDEA FOR YOUR LIFE
  • 00:23:35.160 --> 00:23:36.120
  • BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHEN
  • 00:23:36.120 --> 00:23:37.190
  • GOD'S TIMING IS FOR YOUR IDEA TO
  • 00:23:37.190 --> 00:23:39.280
  • BE RELEASED.
  • 00:23:39.280 --> 00:23:41.290
  • IF WE GAVE UP ON "THE STAR"
  • 00:23:41.290 --> 00:23:43.180
  • YEARS AGO, WE WOULD NEVER HAVE
  • 00:23:43.180 --> 00:23:45.100
  • THE MOVIE FOR IT TO BE RELEASED,
  • 00:23:45.100 --> 00:23:46.270
  • BUT WHAT I BELIEVE IS THAT
  • 00:23:46.270 --> 00:23:48.140
  • WHENEVER WE CONTINUE TO DEVELOP
  • 00:23:48.140 --> 00:23:49.270
  • THE GOOD IDEA FOR OUR LIFE, OUR
  • 00:23:49.270 --> 00:23:51.140
  • DREAM WILL MANIFEST IN GOD'S
  • 00:23:51.140 --> 00:23:52.170
  • TIME.
  • 00:23:52.170 --> 00:23:54.180
  • - SAMUEL: ISAIAH 60:22, "AT THE
  • 00:23:54.180 --> 00:23:56.110
  • RIGHT TIME, I THE LORD WILL MAKE
  • 00:23:56.110 --> 00:23:57.260
  • IT HAPPEN."
  • 00:23:57.260 --> 00:23:58.220
  • - DEVON: THERE IT IS.
  • 00:23:58.220 --> 00:23:59.090
  • - SAMUEL: AT THE RIGHT TIME.
  • 00:23:59.090 --> 00:24:01.190
  • ONE LITTLE EXAMPLE, AGAIN,
  • 00:24:01.190 --> 00:24:03.100
  • YOU'VE BEEN TO THE MALL, SO YOU
  • 00:24:03.100 --> 00:24:04.090
  • AND I HAVE BEEN TO THE MALL.
  • 00:24:04.090 --> 00:24:04.290
  • OUR CORRESPONDING SPOUSES,
  • 00:24:04.290 --> 00:24:06.080
  • THEY'VE BEEN TO THE MALL, RIGHT?
  • 00:24:06.080 --> 00:24:07.120
  • - DEVON: YES.
  • 00:24:07.120 --> 00:24:08.210
  • - SAMUEL: WE APPROACH THE DOORS
  • 00:24:08.210 --> 00:24:09.130
  • OF THE MALL.
  • 00:24:09.130 --> 00:24:10.070
  • WE NEVER, EVER, EVER HAVE TO
  • 00:24:10.070 --> 00:24:11.070
  • TURN THE KNOB AT THE MALL DOOR.
  • 00:24:12.100 --> 00:24:15.100
  • THE MALL DOORS OPEN UP.
  • 00:24:15.100 --> 00:24:16.260
  • THERE'S A SENSOR THAT READS THE
  • 00:24:16.260 --> 00:24:17.260
  • FACT YOU'VE ARRIVED TO A CERTAIN
  • 00:24:17.260 --> 00:24:19.130
  • PLACE WHERE THE DOORS OPEN UP.
  • 00:24:19.130 --> 00:24:21.030
  • WHEN I'M PARKING MY CAR IN THE
  • 00:24:21.030 --> 00:24:22.230
  • PARKING LOT, THE DOORS DO NOT
  • 00:24:22.230 --> 00:24:23.220
  • OPEN UP.
  • 00:24:23.220 --> 00:24:24.290
  • WHEN I'M WALKING TOWARDS THE
  • 00:24:24.290 --> 00:24:25.250
  • SIDEWALK, THE DOORS DO NOT OPEN
  • 00:24:25.250 --> 00:24:26.210
  • UP.
  • 00:24:26.210 --> 00:24:27.230
  • THE MOMENT I REACH A CERTAIN
  • 00:24:27.230 --> 00:24:28.130
  • PLACE, THE DOORS OPEN UP.
  • 00:24:28.130 --> 00:24:30.210
  • IT'S NOT ABOUT THE DOORS COMING
  • 00:24:30.210 --> 00:24:31.230
  • TO US.
  • 00:24:31.230 --> 00:24:33.290
  • IT'S ABOUT US PROGRESSING IN OUR
  • 00:24:33.290 --> 00:24:35.190
  • WALK, REACHING A CERTAIN PLACE
  • 00:24:35.190 --> 00:24:38.010
  • WHERE THE SENSORS READ THE FACT
  • 00:24:38.010 --> 00:24:40.030
  • THAT WE HAVE ARRIVED.
  • 00:24:40.030 --> 00:24:41.210
  • SO THIS IDEA THAT I'M WAITING
  • 00:24:41.210 --> 00:24:42.260
  • FOR A DOOR TO OPEN UP FOR ME,
  • 00:24:42.260 --> 00:24:44.090
  • THERE'S A DOOR WAITING FOR YOU.
  • 00:24:44.090 --> 00:24:46.110
  • WALK, WALK IN RIGHTEOUSNESS,
  • 00:24:46.110 --> 00:24:48.270
  • WALK IN TRUTH, WALK IN
  • 00:24:48.270 --> 00:24:49.210
  • INTEGRITY, WALK BY FAITH, WALK
  • 00:24:49.210 --> 00:24:51.160
  • OUT THAT DREAM.
  • 00:24:51.160 --> 00:24:54.020
  • YOU WALKED IT OUT SINCE THE AGE
  • 00:24:54.020 --> 00:24:55.090
  • OF 18, EVEN SOONER, AND HERE YOU
  • 00:24:55.090 --> 00:24:56.230
  • ARE TODAY, BUT TELL ME, SOME OF
  • 00:24:56.230 --> 00:24:59.120
  • THE-- AND THIS IS DIFFICULT A
  • 00:24:59.120 --> 00:25:01.200
  • LITTLE BIT HERE, BUT IS THIS NOT
  • 00:25:01.200 --> 00:25:03.110
  • ONLY ABOUT "THE STAR,"
  • 00:25:03.110 --> 00:25:04.290
  • "MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN."
  • 00:25:04.290 --> 00:25:07.140
  • HERE IT IS.
  • 00:25:07.140 --> 00:25:08.040
  • THIS IS NOT PROMPTED, NOT
  • 00:25:08.040 --> 00:25:10.010
  • SCRIPTED, BY THE WAY, NOT
  • 00:25:10.010 --> 00:25:10.200
  • SCRIPTED.
  • 00:25:10.200 --> 00:25:11.080
  • - DEVON: I LOVE IT!
  • 00:25:11.080 --> 00:25:11.240
  • - SAMUEL: WHAT'S RIGHT?
  • 00:25:11.240 --> 00:25:12.290
  • WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT FAITH FILMS
  • 00:25:12.290 --> 00:25:15.030
  • RIGHT NOW CURRENTLY?
  • 00:25:15.030 --> 00:25:16.120
  • WHAT'S THE GOOD THING ABOUT IT,
  • 00:25:16.120 --> 00:25:17.260
  • AND WHAT'S WRONG WITH CERTAIN
  • 00:25:17.260 --> 00:25:19.050
  • FAITH FILMS?
  • 00:25:19.050 --> 00:25:20.100
  • SO WHAT'S THE RIGHT; WHAT'S THE
  • 00:25:20.100 --> 00:25:21.270
  • WRONG?
  • 00:25:21.270 --> 00:25:22.130
  • WHAT'S GOOD AND WHAT'S BAD?
  • 00:25:22.130 --> 00:25:23.120
  • CRITIQUE.
  • 00:25:23.120 --> 00:25:24.110
  • - DEVON: YES, OKAY, SO HERE'S
  • 00:25:24.110 --> 00:25:25.170
  • WHAT'S GOOD: WHAT'S GOOD IS THAT
  • 00:25:25.170 --> 00:25:26.230
  • THE QUALITY IS INCREASING, THAT
  • 00:25:26.230 --> 00:25:27.150
  • THE STAR POWER FOR THESE FILMS
  • 00:25:27.150 --> 00:25:29.240
  • IS INCREASING, AND THAT
  • 00:25:29.240 --> 00:25:31.200
  • HOLLYWOOD IS--
  • 00:25:31.200 --> 00:25:32.200
  • - SAMUEL: NOW NOTICE THE TERM
  • 00:25:32.200 --> 00:25:33.230
  • "INCREASING," WHICH IS A GOOD
  • 00:25:33.230 --> 00:25:35.100
  • NORMATIVE TERM FOR "YOU HAVEN'T
  • 00:25:35.100 --> 00:25:37.240
  • REACHED THIS YET, BUT YOU'RE ON
  • 00:25:37.240 --> 00:25:38.280
  • YOUR WAY."
  • 00:25:38.280 --> 00:25:39.280
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:25:39.280 --> 00:25:40.100
  • - DEVON: ON OUR WAY, EXACTLY.
  • 00:25:40.100 --> 00:25:41.010
  • AND HOLLYWOOD IS EMBRACING
  • 00:25:41.010 --> 00:25:43.000
  • FAITH-BASED FILMS MORE SO THAN
  • 00:25:43.000 --> 00:25:45.170
  • I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY TIME IN THE
  • 00:25:45.170 --> 00:25:47.050
  • INDUSTRY, SO THAT'S WHAT'S
  • 00:25:47.050 --> 00:25:47.260
  • REALLY GOOD.
  • 00:25:47.260 --> 00:25:48.230
  • SO, FOR THE BAD, THE BAD IS THAT
  • 00:25:48.230 --> 00:25:50.260
  • THE BIBLE IS NOT A FAITH-BASED
  • 00:25:51.260 --> 00:25:54.260
  • GOSPEL.
  • 00:25:54.260 --> 00:25:57.180
  • IT'S THE GOSPEL, AND WHEN YOU
  • 00:25:57.180 --> 00:25:59.030
  • LOOK AT THE BIBLE, GOD DID NOT
  • 00:25:59.230 --> 00:26:02.250
  • PULL ANY PUNCHES TO TELL STORIES
  • 00:26:03.270 --> 00:26:06.270
  • ABOUT THE BATTLE BETWEEN VIRTUE
  • 00:26:06.270 --> 00:26:08.180
  • AND VICE SO THAT ANY READER
  • 00:26:08.180 --> 00:26:10.200
  • WOULD BE COMPELLED BY THE TRUTH
  • 00:26:11.140 --> 00:26:14.140
  • OF THE WORD TO BE TRANSFORMED BY
  • 00:26:14.140 --> 00:26:16.150
  • THE TRUTH OF THE WORD.
  • 00:26:16.150 --> 00:26:18.050
  • WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN TERMS OF
  • 00:26:18.050 --> 00:26:19.250
  • THE BAD IS OUR FILMMAKING IS NOT
  • 00:26:19.250 --> 00:26:21.070
  • YET AT THE LEVEL OF THE TRUTH OF
  • 00:26:21.070 --> 00:26:23.290
  • THE BIBLE: WE WANNA SANITIZE OUR
  • 00:26:23.290 --> 00:26:26.250
  • FILMS; WE WANNA PRESENT A NICE,
  • 00:26:26.250 --> 00:26:28.200
  • NEAT PACKAGE OF WHAT THE
  • 00:26:28.200 --> 00:26:30.000
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE IS LIKE.
  • 00:26:30.000 --> 00:26:32.060
  • LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING THAT
  • 00:26:32.060 --> 00:26:33.200
  • THAT NICE, NEAT PACKAGE IS
  • 00:26:33.200 --> 00:26:35.270
  • INHIBITING CERTAIN PEOPLE FROM
  • 00:26:35.270 --> 00:26:37.120
  • EVER BEING REACHED BY THE GOSPEL
  • 00:26:37.120 --> 00:26:39.050
  • BECAUSE WE'RE NOT RENDERING LIFE
  • 00:26:39.050 --> 00:26:40.100
  • WITH THE TRUTH IN WHICH WE'RE
  • 00:26:40.100 --> 00:26:41.100
  • LIVING IT.
  • 00:26:41.100 --> 00:26:42.110
  • - SAMUEL: SO FROM GENESIS TO
  • 00:26:42.110 --> 00:26:43.040
  • REVELATION, WE HAVE STORIES OF
  • 00:26:43.040 --> 00:26:45.240
  • SCANDALS, WE HAVE WAR, WE HAVE
  • 00:26:45.240 --> 00:26:46.210
  • VIOLENCE, WE HAVE CORRUPTION,
  • 00:26:46.210 --> 00:26:47.250
  • ALL OF THESE ELEMENTS.
  • 00:26:47.250 --> 00:26:49.240
  • - DEVON: YES, BUT THEY'RE NOT
  • 00:26:49.240 --> 00:26:51.170
  • IN THE BIBLE IN ORDER TO BE
  • 00:26:51.170 --> 00:26:52.180
  • GRATUITOUS.
  • 00:26:52.180 --> 00:26:55.000
  • THEY'RE THERE TO PROVE A POINT.
  • 00:26:55.000 --> 00:26:55.220
  • THAT'S PART OF A NARRATIVE, SO I
  • 00:26:55.220 --> 00:26:56.250
  • BELIEVE THAT, IN ORDER FOR OUR
  • 00:26:56.250 --> 00:26:57.170
  • FILMMAKING TO BE AT THE LEVEL
  • 00:26:58.050 --> 00:27:01.070
  • WHERE IT CAN CONTINUE TO BE
  • 00:27:01.070 --> 00:27:02.220
  • COMPETITIVE AND REALLY TURN
  • 00:27:02.220 --> 00:27:04.000
  • HEARTS AND MINDS TOWARDS GOD, WE
  • 00:27:04.000 --> 00:27:05.200
  • HAVE TO BROADEN THE DEFINITION
  • 00:27:05.270 --> 00:27:08.270
  • OF WHAT WE CALL A FAITH-BASED
  • 00:27:08.270 --> 00:27:10.010
  • FILM AND BEGIN TO TELL STORIES
  • 00:27:10.010 --> 00:27:11.280
  • WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF
  • 00:27:11.280 --> 00:27:13.070
  • AUTHENTICITY AND TRUTH AS THE
  • 00:27:13.070 --> 00:27:14.200
  • WORD THAT WE STAND ON.
  • 00:27:14.200 --> 00:27:16.000
  • - SAMUEL: BUT DEVON FRANKLIN
  • 00:27:16.000 --> 00:27:17.180
  • TRULY BELIEVES THAT CONTENT THAT
  • 00:27:17.180 --> 00:27:18.270
  • CAN EMERGE OUT OF THIS CITY CAN
  • 00:27:18.270 --> 00:27:20.100
  • CHANGE HEARTS AND MINDS AND
  • 00:27:20.100 --> 00:27:22.010
  • SHIFT CULTURE.
  • 00:27:22.010 --> 00:27:22.280
  • YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT A FILM
  • 00:27:22.280 --> 00:27:24.080
  • CAN CHANGE HEARTS AND MINDS?
  • 00:27:24.080 --> 00:27:26.160
  • - DEVON: YES, SO NOW I'M A GIVE
  • 00:27:26.160 --> 00:27:27.160
  • YOU SOME OF YOUR WORD BACK TO
  • 00:27:27.160 --> 00:27:28.140
  • YOU, RIGHT?
  • 00:27:28.140 --> 00:27:29.150
  • SO YOU HAVE A BOOK CALLED WHAT?
  • 00:27:29.150 --> 00:27:30.130
  • "LET THERE BE LIGHT," OKAY,
  • 00:27:30.130 --> 00:27:31.200
  • BECAUSE JESUS IN THE SERMON ON
  • 00:27:31.200 --> 00:27:33.180
  • THE MOUNT SAID THAT WE'RE
  • 00:27:33.180 --> 00:27:34.130
  • SUPPOSED TO BE SALT AND LIGHT.
  • 00:27:34.130 --> 00:27:35.170
  • NOW, WATCH THIS: WHAT'S SO
  • 00:27:35.170 --> 00:27:37.000
  • INTERESTING IS THAT WHEN YOU
  • 00:27:37.000 --> 00:27:38.130
  • HAVE SALT AND YOU PUT IT ON
  • 00:27:38.130 --> 00:27:40.010
  • SOMETHING, WHAT GETS
  • 00:27:40.010 --> 00:27:40.280
  • TRANSFORMED?
  • 00:27:40.280 --> 00:27:42.010
  • WHAT YOU PUT IT ON.
  • 00:27:42.010 --> 00:27:44.120
  • THE SALT DOESN'T GET
  • 00:27:44.120 --> 00:27:45.100
  • TRANSFORMED.
  • 00:27:45.100 --> 00:27:47.160
  • THE SALT STAYS THE SAME, BUT
  • 00:27:48.070 --> 00:27:51.070
  • WHEREVER ENVIRONMENT THE SALT IS
  • 00:27:51.070 --> 00:27:51.290
  • IN GETS TRANSFORMED.
  • 00:27:51.290 --> 00:27:54.120
  • LIGHT-- DOES THE LIGHT BECOME
  • 00:27:54.120 --> 00:27:55.030
  • DARK BECAUSE IT'S IN DARKNESS?
  • 00:27:55.030 --> 00:27:56.030
  • -- NO.
  • 00:27:56.030 --> 00:27:56.200
  • WHEN YOU TAKE LIGHT INTO DARK,
  • 00:27:56.200 --> 00:27:57.110
  • THE LIGHT SHINES BRIGHTER.
  • 00:27:57.110 --> 00:27:59.020
  • SO, YES, CAN THIS CONTENT MAKE
  • 00:27:59.020 --> 00:28:00.190
  • CHANGE?
  • 00:28:00.190 --> 00:28:02.140
  • IT ABSOLUTELY CAN, YET IN ORDER
  • 00:28:02.140 --> 00:28:05.050
  • FOR IT TO MAKE GREATER CHANGE,
  • 00:28:05.050 --> 00:28:06.120
  • WE HAVE TO BEGIN TO SHINE MORE
  • 00:28:06.120 --> 00:28:08.240
  • LIGHT AND HAVE MORE
  • 00:28:08.240 --> 00:28:10.270
  • DISTINCTIVENESS IN OUR
  • 00:28:10.270 --> 00:28:12.040
  • STORYTELLING SO THAT MORE PEOPLE
  • 00:28:12.040 --> 00:28:13.120
  • WANT TO BE DRAWN TO IT BECAUSE
  • 00:28:13.120 --> 00:28:15.080
  • THEY RECOGNIZE IT AS REAL, AND
  • 00:28:15.080 --> 00:28:17.030
  • THEY RECOGNIZE IT AS THE HOPE
  • 00:28:17.030 --> 00:28:18.180
  • THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING AND
  • 00:28:18.180 --> 00:28:19.190
  • PRAYING FOR.
  • 00:28:19.190 --> 00:28:20.110
  • - SAMUEL: IF WE CAN DIGRESS A
  • 00:28:20.110 --> 00:28:21.110
  • BIT TO THE BEGINNING OF OUR
  • 00:28:21.110 --> 00:28:22.100
  • CONVERSATION, THIS IS DEVON
  • 00:28:22.100 --> 00:28:23.000
  • FRANKLIN, CEO OF FRANKLIN
  • 00:28:23.000 --> 00:28:24.060
  • ENTERTAINMENT, AND, IN MY
  • 00:28:24.060 --> 00:28:26.040
  • OPINION-- NOT ONLY MY OPINION,
  • 00:28:26.040 --> 00:28:27.180
  • BY THE WAY-- THE CONSENSUS WOULD
  • 00:28:27.180 --> 00:28:28.270
  • BE RIGHT NOW THE MOST
  • 00:28:28.270 --> 00:28:30.120
  • INFLUENTIAL VOICE IN HOLLYWOOD,
  • 00:28:30.120 --> 00:28:32.090
  • AS IT PERTAINS TO FAITH, DEVON
  • 00:28:32.090 --> 00:28:33.260
  • IS AN INSTRUMENT OF HEAVEN, A
  • 00:28:33.260 --> 00:28:35.290
  • GODSEND RIGHT NOW, SHIFTING THE
  • 00:28:35.290 --> 00:28:38.090
  • CULTURE TOWARDS RIGHTEOUSNESS
  • 00:28:38.090 --> 00:28:39.130
  • AND JUSTICE.
  • 00:28:39.130 --> 00:28:40.090
  • BE LIGHT, NOT COMPLAINING ABOUT
  • 00:28:40.090 --> 00:28:42.090
  • THE DARKNESS, BUT TURNING ON THE
  • 00:28:42.090 --> 00:28:43.290
  • LIGHT.
  • 00:28:43.290 --> 00:28:44.190
  • BUT, YOU KNOW, WE WENT BACK TO
  • 00:28:44.190 --> 00:28:45.250
  • THE OBSTACLES, SOME OF THE
  • 00:28:45.250 --> 00:28:47.090
  • CHALLENGES ALONG THE WAY.
  • 00:28:47.090 --> 00:28:48.170
  • FOR EVERY SINGLE YOUNG MAN AND
  • 00:28:48.170 --> 00:28:50.150
  • WOMAN RIGHT NOW WATCHING THIS
  • 00:28:50.150 --> 00:28:51.260
  • PROGRAM, EVERY CERTAIN PERSON
  • 00:28:51.260 --> 00:28:53.010
  • WHO HAVE A DREAM, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:28:53.010 --> 00:28:55.140
  • THERE ARE OBSTACLES.
  • 00:28:55.140 --> 00:28:56.190
  • THERE ARE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE TO
  • 00:28:56.190 --> 00:28:57.250
  • OVERCOME.
  • 00:28:57.250 --> 00:28:58.250
  • GIVE ME SOME-- AND WE TALKED
  • 00:28:58.250 --> 00:29:00.150
  • ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL AMBITION,
  • 00:29:00.150 --> 00:29:01.230
  • AND WE ALL GO THROUGH FIGHTING
  • 00:29:01.230 --> 00:29:04.110
  • OFF PRIDE AND AMBITION AND WHAT
  • 00:29:04.110 --> 00:29:05.210
  • SO.
  • 00:29:05.210 --> 00:29:06.040
  • WHAT ARE SOME OF THE REALISTIC
  • 00:29:06.040 --> 00:29:07.090
  • PRACTICAL THINGS WE HAVE TO
  • 00:29:07.090 --> 00:29:08.200
  • OVERCOME TO SHINE THAT LIGHT AND
  • 00:29:08.200 --> 00:29:09.120
  • REVEAL WHAT GOD HAS PLACED IN
  • 00:29:09.120 --> 00:29:10.210
  • EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US?
  • 00:29:10.210 --> 00:29:12.260
  • - DEVON: WHEN WE LOOK IN THE
  • 00:29:12.260 --> 00:29:13.210
  • MIRROR, INSTEAD OF SEEING
  • 00:29:14.010 --> 00:29:17.010
  • POSSIBILITY, WE SEE LIMITATION.
  • 00:29:17.010 --> 00:29:19.220
  • THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN
  • 00:29:19.220 --> 00:29:21.250
  • OBSTACLES TO EVER BECOMING WHO
  • 00:29:21.250 --> 00:29:23.190
  • GOD HAS CALLED US TO BE AND
  • 00:29:23.190 --> 00:29:25.170
  • DOING WHAT GOD HAS CALLED US TO
  • 00:29:25.170 --> 00:29:26.170
  • DO.
  • 00:29:26.170 --> 00:29:28.070
  • THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY TIMES
  • 00:29:28.070 --> 00:29:29.150
  • ALONG THIS JOURNEY WHERE I LOOK
  • 00:29:29.150 --> 00:29:30.210
  • IN THE MIRROR, AND INSTEAD OF
  • 00:29:30.210 --> 00:29:32.060
  • SEEING GOD'S VERY BEST, THERE
  • 00:29:32.060 --> 00:29:33.170
  • HAVE BEEN TIMES I BELIEVE THAT I
  • 00:29:33.170 --> 00:29:35.200
  • SAW GOD'S WORST:
  • 00:29:35.200 --> 00:29:37.070
  • "I'M NOT CAPABLE,"
  • 00:29:37.070 --> 00:29:38.110
  • "I DON'T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO
  • 00:29:38.110 --> 00:29:39.020
  • MAKE IT,"
  • 00:29:39.020 --> 00:29:40.040
  • "I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY,"
  • 00:29:40.040 --> 00:29:41.010
  • "I DON'T HAVE THE
  • 00:29:41.010 --> 00:29:41.190
  • RELATIONSHIPS,"
  • 00:29:41.190 --> 00:29:42.180
  • AND SO, SO MUCH OF THE PATH
  • 00:29:42.180 --> 00:29:44.250
  • OF SUCCESS WAS RIGHT HERE.
  • 00:29:44.250 --> 00:29:47.060
  • SO ANYONE THAT'S LISTENING AND
  • 00:29:47.060 --> 00:29:48.170
  • THAT HAS A DREAM AND HAS AN
  • 00:29:48.170 --> 00:29:50.040
  • AMBITION, YOU FIRST MUST KNOW
  • 00:29:50.040 --> 00:29:52.160
  • THAT THE PERSON THAT LOOKS BACK
  • 00:29:52.160 --> 00:29:54.160
  • AT YOU IN THE MIRROR HAS BEEN
  • 00:29:54.160 --> 00:29:56.250
  • CALLED BY THE LIVING GOD TO DO
  • 00:29:56.250 --> 00:29:57.240
  • GREAT THINGS IN THIS WORLD.
  • 00:29:57.260 --> 00:30:00.260
  • NOW, ONCE YOU GET PAST THAT,
  • 00:30:00.260 --> 00:30:01.230
  • HERE'S WHAT YOU GOT TO DO.
  • 00:30:01.230 --> 00:30:02.270
  • YOU HAVE TO GO TO WORK.
  • 00:30:02.270 --> 00:30:04.200
  • "FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD."
  • 00:30:04.200 --> 00:30:07.040
  • SO THAT MEANS FAITH WITH WORKS
  • 00:30:07.040 --> 00:30:08.040
  • IS ALIVE.
  • 00:30:08.040 --> 00:30:10.010
  • I SEE TOO MANY PEOPLE OF FAITH
  • 00:30:10.010 --> 00:30:11.120
  • ONLY PRAYING AND NOT DOING.
  • 00:30:11.120 --> 00:30:13.200
  • I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO BE
  • 00:30:13.200 --> 00:30:16.110
  • SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE, AFTER I
  • 00:30:16.110 --> 00:30:17.200
  • WOULD PRAY, I HAD TO GET UP AND
  • 00:30:17.200 --> 00:30:18.280
  • GO TO WORK.
  • 00:30:18.280 --> 00:30:20.040
  • I HAD TO LEARN THE INDUSTRY THAT
  • 00:30:20.040 --> 00:30:21.020
  • I WAS IN.
  • 00:30:21.020 --> 00:30:22.020
  • I HAD TO LEARN THE POLITICS.
  • 00:30:22.020 --> 00:30:23.110
  • I HAD TO LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE A
  • 00:30:23.110 --> 00:30:25.050
  • BUSINESS THAT WAS FOREIGN TO ME.
  • 00:30:25.050 --> 00:30:26.200
  • SO WHEREVER YOU ARE, WHOEVER IS
  • 00:30:26.200 --> 00:30:29.010
  • LISTENING, BECOME A STUDENT OF
  • 00:30:29.010 --> 00:30:31.010
  • WHATEVER JOB YOU'RE IN.
  • 00:30:31.010 --> 00:30:32.110
  • BECOME A STUDENT, BECOME A
  • 00:30:32.110 --> 00:30:34.020
  • SPONGE, BECAUSE, TOO OFTEN, AS
  • 00:30:34.020 --> 00:30:35.260
  • PEOPLE OF FAITH, WE THINK THAT
  • 00:30:35.260 --> 00:30:37.010
  • WE CAN LEARN EVERYTHING WE NEED
  • 00:30:37.030 --> 00:30:40.030
  • BY BEING IN THE PEW ON THE
  • 00:30:40.030 --> 00:30:40.220
  • WEEKEND.
  • 00:30:40.220 --> 00:30:41.070
  • NOT SO.
  • 00:30:41.070 --> 00:30:42.150
  • YOU MAY LEARN MORE ABOUT GOD IN
  • 00:30:42.150 --> 00:30:44.150
  • YOUR OFFICE CHAIR THAN YOU MAY
  • 00:30:44.150 --> 00:30:46.260
  • EVER LEARN ABOUT GOD IN THE PEW
  • 00:30:46.260 --> 00:30:48.130
  • - SAMUEL: SAY THAT ONE MORE
  • 00:30:51.060 --> 00:30:51.260
  • - DEVON: YOU MAY LEARN MORE
  • 00:30:53.130 --> 00:30:54.030
  • ABOUT GOD IN YOUR OFFICE CHAIR
  • 00:30:54.030 --> 00:30:54.240
  • THAN YOU MAY EVER LEARN ABOUT
  • 00:30:54.240 --> 00:30:56.030
  • GOD IN THE PEW YOU SIT ON IN THE
  • 00:30:56.030 --> 00:30:57.090
  • WEEKEND.
  • 00:30:57.090 --> 00:30:58.140
  • WHY?
  • 00:30:58.140 --> 00:31:00.080
  • BECAUSE GOD LOVES TO BE PUT ON A
  • 00:31:00.080 --> 00:31:01.260
  • AND WHAT BETTER PLATFORM FOR GOD
  • 00:31:05.180 --> 00:31:06.100
  • TO BE PUT ON THAN IN AN
  • 00:31:06.100 --> 00:31:07.080
  • ENVIRONMENT THAT MAY NOT SHARE
  • 00:31:07.080 --> 00:31:08.150
  • OUR BELIEFS OR MAY NOT EVEN
  • 00:31:08.150 --> 00:31:10.280
  • SHARE THE BELIEF OF WHO HE IS,
  • 00:31:10.280 --> 00:31:12.110
  • BUT WHEN HIS PEOPLE CHOOSE TO
  • 00:31:12.110 --> 00:31:14.040
  • LIVE THEIR LIFE OUT IN
  • 00:31:14.040 --> 00:31:16.070
  • ENVIRONMENTS THAT MAY BE
  • 00:31:16.070 --> 00:31:17.230
  • UNFRIENDLY TO THEM, HE THEN HAS
  • 00:31:17.240 --> 00:31:20.240
  • A PLATFORM BY WHICH HIS POWER
  • 00:31:20.240 --> 00:31:22.040
  • CAN BE DISPLAYED.
  • 00:31:22.040 --> 00:31:23.280
  • THESE WERE SOME OF THE THINGS
  • 00:31:23.280 --> 00:31:26.020
  • THAT I HAD TO LEARN ON THE PATH
  • 00:31:26.020 --> 00:31:26.240
  • OF SUCCESS, AND THIS IS WHY I'M
  • 00:31:26.240 --> 00:31:27.190
  • SO PASSIONATE ABOUT SHARING
  • 00:31:27.190 --> 00:31:28.210
  • THOSE LESSONS FOR OTHERS TO
  • 00:31:28.210 --> 00:31:29.220
  • LEARN AND TO BENEFIT FROM THEM.
  • 00:31:29.220 --> 00:31:32.040
  • - SAMUEL: IT'S ABOUT CHRIST;
  • 00:31:32.040 --> 00:31:32.250
  • IT'S ABOUT HIS PURPOSE IN YOUR
  • 00:31:32.250 --> 00:31:33.230
  • LIFE, HIS PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE
  • 00:31:33.230 --> 00:31:34.240
  • AND THROUGH YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:31:34.240 --> 00:31:36.270
  • GOD NOT ONLY WANTS TO CHANGE
  • 00:31:36.270 --> 00:31:38.140
  • YOU, HE WANTS TO CHANGE THE
  • 00:31:38.140 --> 00:31:40.090
  • WORLD THROUGH YOU-- THE POWER OF
  • 00:31:40.090 --> 00:31:42.130
  • THE DREAM AND THE DESTINY TO
  • 00:31:42.130 --> 00:31:44.260
  • WALK OUT THAT JOURNEY, TO
  • 00:31:44.260 --> 00:31:46.130
  • UNDERSTAND THAT "WHAT GOD HAS
  • 00:31:46.130 --> 00:31:47.150
  • ALREADY STARTED IN YOU,"
  • 00:31:47.150 --> 00:31:49.160
  • PHILIPPIANS 1:6, "HE WILL
  • 00:31:49.160 --> 00:31:50.050
  • FINISH," BUT YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:31:50.050 --> 00:31:51.100
  • BELIEVE.
  • 00:31:51.100 --> 00:31:52.140
  • YOU HAVE TO GET UP.
  • 00:31:52.140 --> 00:31:53.090
  • IT'S FAITH AND WORKS.
  • 00:31:53.090 --> 00:31:54.100
  • - DEVON: OKAY, BUT IT'S FAITH
  • 00:31:54.100 --> 00:31:55.160
  • AND WORKS, AND HERE'S THE THING.
  • 00:31:55.160 --> 00:31:57.050
  • SOMETHING YOU SAID JUST HIT ME.
  • 00:31:57.050 --> 00:31:59.080
  • DREAMS, TOO OFTEN, WE THINK OF
  • 00:31:59.080 --> 00:32:00.150
  • DREAMS AS LIKE, "OH, YOU KNOW,
  • 00:32:00.150 --> 00:32:01.060
  • WE'RE IN THE CLOUDS, AND IT'S
  • 00:32:01.060 --> 00:32:02.190
  • LIGHT, AND IT'S FLUFFY, AND
  • 00:32:02.190 --> 00:32:04.020
  • IT'S--" BUT HERE'S THE THING.
  • 00:32:04.020 --> 00:32:05.110
  • DREAMS WEIGH SOMETHING.
  • 00:32:05.110 --> 00:32:06.230
  • THEY'RE HEAVY.
  • 00:32:06.230 --> 00:32:09.110
  • SO IN ORDER TO HANDLE THE WEIGHT
  • 00:32:09.160 --> 00:32:12.160
  • OF THE DREAM MANIFESTED, WE HAVE
  • 00:32:12.160 --> 00:32:15.150
  • TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS THAT
  • 00:32:15.150 --> 00:32:17.070
  • PREPARES OUR STRENGTH.
  • 00:32:17.070 --> 00:32:19.100
  • SO EVERY CHALLENGE THAT YOU FACE
  • 00:32:19.100 --> 00:32:21.010
  • ALONG THE WAY IS NOT THERE TO
  • 00:32:21.010 --> 00:32:22.170
  • DEPRESS YOU.
  • 00:32:22.170 --> 00:32:24.290
  • IT'S NOT THERE TO DISCOURAGE
  • 00:32:24.290 --> 00:32:25.220
  • YOU.
  • 00:32:25.220 --> 00:32:27.180
  • IT'S THERE TO BUILD YOU UP, SO
  • 00:32:27.180 --> 00:32:29.290
  • WHEN THE DREAM ACTUALLY
  • 00:32:29.290 --> 00:32:30.170
  • MANIFESTS IN YOUR LIFE, YOU HAVE
  • 00:32:30.170 --> 00:32:32.030
  • THE POWER TO HANDLE THE DREAM
  • 00:32:32.030 --> 00:32:33.200
  • BECAUSE, IF A DREAM THAT GOD IS
  • 00:32:33.200 --> 00:32:35.280
  • TRYING TO BIRTH IN YOUR LIFE,
  • 00:32:35.280 --> 00:32:37.080
  • DROPPED ON YOU RIGHT NOW, AND
  • 00:32:37.080 --> 00:32:39.000
  • YOU HAVE NOT DONE THE WORK, YOU
  • 00:32:39.000 --> 00:32:40.120
  • MAY NOT BE READY TO HANDLE IT
  • 00:32:40.120 --> 00:32:42.230
  • WHEN IT ARRIVES.
  • 00:32:42.230 --> 00:32:44.170
  • - SAMUEL: ONE OF THE DEFINING
  • 00:32:44.170 --> 00:32:46.110
  • MOMENTS IN MY LIFE CAME IN MY
  • 00:32:46.110 --> 00:32:47.020
  • MOMENT OF ZEN, OF MY EPIPHANY,
  • 00:32:47.020 --> 00:32:48.280
  • MY REVELATION, WHEN I REALIZED I
  • 00:32:48.280 --> 00:32:50.240
  • WAS ASKING GOD FOR A NUMBER OF
  • 00:32:50.240 --> 00:32:52.140
  • THINGS, THINGS THAT AREN'T
  • 00:32:52.140 --> 00:32:53.190
  • PROMISED OR-- I SAY, "PROMISE,"
  • 00:32:53.190 --> 00:32:56.150
  • LIKE GOD PLACED SOMETHING IN
  • 00:32:56.150 --> 00:32:58.170
  • YOUR HEART WHEN YOU WERE 8 YEARS
  • 00:32:58.170 --> 00:32:59.090
  • OF AGE.
  • 00:32:59.090 --> 00:33:00.100
  • HE PLACED SOMETHING IN MY HEART
  • 00:33:00.100 --> 00:33:01.160
  • WHEN I WAS YOUNG, BUT I SAW THAT
  • 00:33:01.160 --> 00:33:03.080
  • IT TOOK TIME, MUCH MORE LONGER
  • 00:33:03.080 --> 00:33:06.020
  • THAN WHAT I ORIGINALLY PROJECTED
  • 00:33:06.020 --> 00:33:08.000
  • OR PREDICTED, AND I HAD A
  • 00:33:08.000 --> 00:33:10.060
  • CONVERSATION WITH GOD, AND I
  • 00:33:10.060 --> 00:33:11.140
  • BLAMED EXTERNAL ELEMENTS: THE
  • 00:33:11.140 --> 00:33:13.080
  • DEVIL, DEMON LEGIONS,
  • 00:33:13.080 --> 00:33:13.250
  • PRINCIPALITIES, POWERS OF
  • 00:33:13.250 --> 00:33:14.140
  • DARKNESS.
  • 00:33:14.140 --> 00:33:14.250
  • YOU KNOW, YOU BLAME EVERYTHING,
  • 00:33:14.250 --> 00:33:15.280
  • AND THEN YOU BLAME-- AND THEN
  • 00:33:15.280 --> 00:33:17.170
  • GOD SAID, "LISTEN, WHAT YOU'VE
  • 00:33:17.170 --> 00:33:18.260
  • ASKED ME FOR IS FORTHCOMING, BUT
  • 00:33:18.260 --> 00:33:20.000
  • YOUR CHARACTER IS NOT READY TO
  • 00:33:20.000 --> 00:33:21.270
  • RECEIVE.
  • 00:33:21.270 --> 00:33:22.130
  • YOU'RE ASKING FOR A WINE THAT
  • 00:33:22.130 --> 00:33:23.140
  • YOUR WINESKIN CANNOT HANDLE, AND
  • 00:33:24.220 --> 00:33:27.220
  • IF I GIVE IT TO YOU NOW, NOT
  • 00:33:27.220 --> 00:33:29.180
  • ONLY WILL IT BE LOST, IT WILL DO
  • 00:33:29.180 --> 00:33:30.290
  • MORE DAMAGE.
  • 00:33:30.290 --> 00:33:31.190
  • IT WILL DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD,
  • 00:33:31.190 --> 00:33:33.260
  • SO I'M GONNA HOLD OFF ON GIVING
  • 00:33:33.260 --> 00:33:36.000
  • YOU WHAT YOU'RE ASKING FOR UNTIL
  • 00:33:36.000 --> 00:33:37.040
  • YOUR CHARACTER IS READY.
  • 00:33:37.040 --> 00:33:38.270
  • IT'S ABOUT YOUR INTEGRITY.
  • 00:33:38.270 --> 00:33:39.160
  • IT'S ABOUT YOUR VIRTUES.
  • 00:33:39.160 --> 00:33:40.220
  • IT'S ABOUT REALLY LIVING OUT
  • 00:33:40.220 --> 00:33:42.170
  • THIS FAITH EXPERIENCE." IT'S NOT
  • 00:33:42.170 --> 00:33:43.200
  • ONLY THAT.
  • 00:33:43.200 --> 00:33:44.210
  • I'M GONNA ASK YOU A QUESTION
  • 00:33:44.210 --> 00:33:45.220
  • ABOUT NOT ONLY ABOUT CHARACTER
  • 00:33:45.220 --> 00:33:46.180
  • AND INTEGRITY AND VIRTUE, BUT
  • 00:33:46.180 --> 00:33:48.100
  • ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT SURROUND
  • 00:33:48.100 --> 00:33:49.010
  • YOU.
  • 00:33:49.010 --> 00:33:50.050
  • TELL ME ABOUT PEOPLE THAT THAT
  • 00:33:50.050 --> 00:33:51.030
  • GOD PLACED ALONG YOUR PATH.
  • 00:33:51.030 --> 00:33:51.280
  • I NEED TO HEAR THE CONVERSATION.
  • 00:33:51.280 --> 00:33:53.290
  • IT'S ABOUT YOUR DREAM AND YOUR
  • 00:33:53.290 --> 00:33:54.200
  • DESTINY.
  • 00:33:54.200 --> 00:33:55.050
  • MAYBE YOU'RE RIGHT, BUT YOU'RE
  • 00:33:55.050 --> 00:33:56.240
  • IN THE WRONG ENVIRONMENT, OR
  • 00:33:56.240 --> 00:33:58.030
  • MAYBE YOUR ENVIRONMENT IS RIGHT,
  • 00:33:58.030 --> 00:33:59.240
  • BUT YOUR MIND IS NOT RIGHT, YOUR
  • 00:33:59.240 --> 00:34:00.190
  • HEART IS NOT RIGHT.
  • 00:34:00.190 --> 00:34:02.040
  • TELL ME ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:34:02.040 --> 00:34:02.250
  • SURROUND YOU.
  • 00:34:02.250 --> 00:34:03.120
  • HOW CRITICAL ARE THEY TO THE
  • 00:34:03.120 --> 00:34:05.090
  • FULFILLMENT OF YOUR DREAM AND
  • 00:34:05.090 --> 00:34:06.060
  • DESTINY?
  • 00:34:06.060 --> 00:34:07.220
  • - DEVON: I HAVE HEARD THIS
  • 00:34:07.220 --> 00:34:08.120
  • GREAT QUOTE, AND I WANT TO
  • 00:34:08.120 --> 00:34:09.240
  • REPEAT IT, RELATIVE TO THE
  • 00:34:09.240 --> 00:34:11.130
  • ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION.
  • 00:34:11.130 --> 00:34:13.130
  • "WHO YOU RUN WITH DETERMINES THE
  • 00:34:13.130 --> 00:34:14.200
  • DIRECTION THAT YOU RUN." TOO
  • 00:34:14.200 --> 00:34:15.290
  • OFTEN, WE SURROUND OURSELVES
  • 00:34:17.030 --> 00:34:20.030
  • WITH PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE NOT
  • 00:34:20.030 --> 00:34:22.060
  • TAKEN ENOUGH TIME TO VET, "IS
  • 00:34:22.060 --> 00:34:23.280
  • THIS PERSON WORTHY OF THE AMOUNT
  • 00:34:24.130 --> 00:34:27.130
  • OF AIRSPACE THAT I AM ALLOWING
  • 00:34:27.130 --> 00:34:28.120
  • THEM TO SUCK UP?
  • 00:34:28.120 --> 00:34:31.090
  • - SAMUEL: WOO.
  • 00:34:31.090 --> 00:34:31.230
  • - DEVON: JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY
  • 00:34:31.230 --> 00:34:33.010
  • IS A FAMILY MEMBER, JUST BECAUSE
  • 00:34:33.010 --> 00:34:35.180
  • THEY'RE A LONGTIME FRIEND DOES
  • 00:34:35.180 --> 00:34:37.000
  • NOT MEAN THAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED
  • 00:34:37.000 --> 00:34:39.260
  • TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PROXIMITY
  • 00:34:39.260 --> 00:34:41.290
  • IN WHICH WE'RE INCLUDING THEM IN
  • 00:34:41.290 --> 00:34:43.010
  • THE NEXT CHAPTER OR PHASE OF OUR
  • 00:34:43.010 --> 00:34:45.080
  • LIFE.
  • 00:34:45.080 --> 00:34:47.030
  • SO IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO LOOK
  • 00:34:47.030 --> 00:34:47.230
  • AROUND AND DECIDE "IS THIS
  • 00:34:47.230 --> 00:34:49.160
  • PERSON ACTUALLY LEADING ME
  • 00:34:49.160 --> 00:34:51.140
  • TOWARDS GOD, LEADING ME TOWARDS
  • 00:34:51.140 --> 00:34:53.110
  • WHAT GOD IS WANTING ME TO DO OR
  • 00:34:53.110 --> 00:34:54.100
  • TAKING ME AWAY FROM IT?"
  • 00:34:54.100 --> 00:34:56.220
  • - SAMUEL: I GOT JUST ONE-- THIS
  • 00:34:56.220 --> 00:34:57.230
  • IS IT.
  • 00:34:57.230 --> 00:34:58.200
  • I JUST HAVE SOMETHING REAL
  • 00:34:58.200 --> 00:34:59.260
  • SPECIAL HERE.
  • 00:34:59.260 --> 00:35:01.270
  • THERE IS A SHIFT IN THE
  • 00:35:01.270 --> 00:35:02.150
  • ATMOSPHERE FOR YOU TO LIVE OUT
  • 00:35:02.150 --> 00:35:04.180
  • YOUR DREAM IN THE CITY OF
  • 00:35:04.180 --> 00:35:05.130
  • DREAMS.
  • 00:35:05.130 --> 00:35:06.030
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOLLYWOOD,
  • 00:35:06.030 --> 00:35:07.060
  • AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, AT A
  • 00:35:07.060 --> 00:35:08.260
  • MACRO LEVEL, GOD'S PURPOSE FOR
  • 00:35:08.260 --> 00:35:09.170
  • YOUR LIFE, HIS DREAM AND HIS
  • 00:35:09.170 --> 00:35:11.140
  • DESTINY FOR YOU.
  • 00:35:11.140 --> 00:35:12.160
  • DEVON, I WANT YOU TO LOOK INTO
  • 00:35:12.160 --> 00:35:13.280
  • THE CAMERA RIGHT NOW, AND I WANT
  • 00:35:13.280 --> 00:35:15.030
  • YOU TO SPEAK ON THAT VERY
  • 00:35:15.030 --> 00:35:16.120
  • MATTER, GOD CLEANING UP EVEN
  • 00:35:16.120 --> 00:35:17.270
  • YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR
  • 00:35:17.270 --> 00:35:19.040
  • ATMOSPHERE, WHO'S SPEAKING INTO
  • 00:35:19.040 --> 00:35:20.110
  • YOU?
  • 00:35:20.110 --> 00:35:21.160
  • WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOU?
  • 00:35:21.160 --> 00:35:22.210
  • WHO'S TAKING UP THAT SPACE?
  • 00:35:22.210 --> 00:35:23.150
  • SPEAK INTO THAT RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:35:23.150 --> 00:35:24.080
  • PLEASE.
  • 00:35:24.080 --> 00:35:24.250
  • - DEVON: YES, SEE, GOD HAS
  • 00:35:24.250 --> 00:35:25.150
  • ALREADY CALLED YOU, AND GOD TOLD
  • 00:35:25.150 --> 00:35:27.180
  • YOU THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING
  • 00:35:27.180 --> 00:35:28.270
  • THAT HE WANTED YOU TO DO.
  • 00:35:28.270 --> 00:35:29.260
  • NOW, BEFORE HE TOLD YOU, GOD THE
  • 00:35:29.260 --> 00:35:31.240
  • FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE
  • 00:35:31.240 --> 00:35:33.140
  • HOLY SPIRIT ALREADY VOTED "YES"
  • 00:35:33.140 --> 00:35:35.190
  • OVER WHAT YOU'VE BEEN TOLD TO
  • 00:35:35.190 --> 00:35:37.050
  • DO.
  • 00:35:37.050 --> 00:35:38.050
  • NOW, WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS YOU
  • 00:35:38.050 --> 00:35:39.150
  • MAY HAVE SUBMITTED WHAT GOD TOLD
  • 00:35:39.150 --> 00:35:40.250
  • YOU TO DO FOR THE VOTE OF YOUR
  • 00:35:40.250 --> 00:35:42.210
  • MOTHER, YOUR FATHER, YOUR UNCLE,
  • 00:35:42.210 --> 00:35:44.100
  • YOUR PASTOR, YOUR BROTHER, YOUR
  • 00:35:44.100 --> 00:35:45.230
  • SISTER, AND THEY MAY HAVE SAID,
  • 00:35:45.230 --> 00:35:46.230
  • "NO." WHY?
  • 00:35:46.230 --> 00:35:47.240
  • BECAUSE GOD DID NOT SHARE YOUR
  • 00:35:47.240 --> 00:35:48.180
  • VISION WITH THEM.
  • 00:35:48.180 --> 00:35:50.100
  • SOMETIMES GOD WILL ONLY TELL YOU
  • 00:35:50.100 --> 00:35:52.180
  • WHAT HE WANTS YOU TO DO, AND, AS
  • 00:35:52.180 --> 00:35:54.200
  • A RESULT, THIS IS WHERE FAITH
  • 00:35:54.200 --> 00:35:56.170
  • COMES IN BECAUSE, IF YOU ALREADY
  • 00:35:56.170 --> 00:35:58.260
  • HAD IT WITHIN YOUR POWER TO DO
  • 00:35:58.260 --> 00:36:00.090
  • IT, YOU WOULD NOT NEED FAITH,
  • 00:36:00.090 --> 00:36:01.260
  • AND AS A RESULT, YOU WOULD NOT
  • 00:36:01.260 --> 00:36:03.080
  • NEED GOD.
  • 00:36:03.080 --> 00:36:04.170
  • SO THE VERY EVIDENCE THAT IT'S
  • 00:36:04.170 --> 00:36:05.260
  • BEYOND YOUR CAPACITY IS THE
  • 00:36:05.260 --> 00:36:07.070
  • EVIDENCE THAT GOD WANTS YOU TO
  • 00:36:07.070 --> 00:36:09.150
  • USE YOUR FAITH TO HAVE IT COME
  • 00:36:09.150 --> 00:36:11.000
  • TO PASS, SO IF YOU HAVE A DREAM,
  • 00:36:11.000 --> 00:36:13.070
  • MATTHEW 9, CHAPTER 27 TO 29,
  • 00:36:16.160 --> 00:36:17.270
  • THERE WERE TWO BLIND MEN THAT
  • 00:36:17.270 --> 00:36:19.090
  • HAD SOMETHING THAT THEY WANTED
  • 00:36:19.090 --> 00:36:21.000
  • FROM JESUS, AND THEY HAD TO GO
  • 00:36:21.000 --> 00:36:23.250
  • NOW, IT'S INTERESTING THAT THEY
  • 00:36:25.280 --> 00:36:26.200
  • WERE BLIND, BUT THEY STILL
  • 00:36:26.200 --> 00:36:27.090
  • FOLLOWED HIM.
  • 00:36:27.090 --> 00:36:27.220
  • WE MAY BE BLIND 'CAUSE WE CAN'T
  • 00:36:27.220 --> 00:36:28.290
  • SEE EXACTLY HOW THE ROAD IS
  • 00:36:28.290 --> 00:36:30.140
  • GONNA PLAY OUT, BUT WE HAVE TO
  • 00:36:30.140 --> 00:36:31.260
  • HAVE THE FAITH TO GO AFTER WHAT
  • 00:36:31.260 --> 00:36:33.060
  • JESUS HAS CALLED US TO GO AFTER
  • 00:36:33.060 --> 00:36:35.230
  • AND PURSUE HIM WHEREVER HE MAY
  • 00:36:35.230 --> 00:36:37.100
  • BE, AND HERE'S WHAT I WANT YOU
  • 00:36:37.100 --> 00:36:39.090
  • TO KNOW, THAT ANY ACT OF FAITH
  • 00:36:39.090 --> 00:36:41.140
  • WILL NEVER RETURN TO YOU VOID OR
  • 00:36:41.140 --> 00:36:42.240
  • RETURN TO HIM.
  • 00:36:42.240 --> 00:36:44.210
  • IN YOUR FAITH IS YOUR FAVOR, SO
  • 00:36:46.110 --> 00:36:49.110
  • AS YOU FOLLOW HIM, YOU WILL SEE
  • 00:36:49.110 --> 00:36:50.030
  • HIM MANIFEST THE VERY DREAM
  • 00:36:50.030 --> 00:36:50.230
  • RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES.
  • 00:36:50.230 --> 00:36:51.290
  • IS IT GONNA BE EASY?
  • 00:36:51.290 --> 00:36:53.180
  • NO, BUT IS IT GOING TO CATAPULT
  • 00:36:53.180 --> 00:36:55.240
  • YOU EVERYWHERE YOU PRAY THAT YOU
  • 00:36:55.240 --> 00:36:56.160
  • WILL BE?
  • 00:36:56.160 --> 00:36:58.200
  • ABSOLUTELY, YES.
  • 00:36:58.200 --> 00:37:01.100
  • WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
  • 00:37:01.100 --> 00:37:03.130
  • GO AFTER IT RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:37:03.130 --> 00:37:04.130
  • - SAMUEL: WE ARE IN THE CITY OF
  • 00:37:04.130 --> 00:37:05.150
  • DREAMS, BY FAITH, UNLEASHING
  • 00:37:05.150 --> 00:37:07.230
  • GOD'S ORDAINED GIVEN DREAM FOR
  • 00:37:08.060 --> 00:37:11.060
  • YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:37:11.060 --> 00:37:12.110
  • YOU ARE NOT DEFINED BY YOUR
  • 00:37:12.110 --> 00:37:13.190
  • CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • 00:37:13.190 --> 00:37:15.200
  • YOU ARE DEFINED BY THE PURPOSE
  • 00:37:15.200 --> 00:37:16.200
  • OF GOD INSIDE OF YOU, AND YOU'RE
  • 00:37:16.200 --> 00:37:17.240
  • HEARING RIGHT NOW FROM AN
  • 00:37:17.270 --> 00:37:20.270
  • ANOINTED MAN OF GOD WHO HAPPENS
  • 00:37:20.270 --> 00:37:21.190
  • TO BE THE CEO OF FRANKLIN
  • 00:37:21.270 --> 00:37:24.270
  • ENTERTAINMENT, ONE OF THE TOP
  • 00:37:24.270 --> 00:37:25.180
  • PRODUCERS HERE IN HOLLYWOOD, BUT
  • 00:37:25.180 --> 00:37:26.240
  • BY THE WAY, HE'S A PREACHER, AND
  • 00:37:26.240 --> 00:37:28.080
  • HE IS A LEGITIMATE, ANOINTED,
  • 00:37:28.080 --> 00:37:30.070
  • AMAZING, POWERFUL,
  • 00:37:31.220 --> 00:37:34.220
  • ATMOSPHERE-SHIFTING PREACHER, SO
  • 00:37:34.220 --> 00:37:35.140
  • MUCH SO, MY CHURCH LOVES HIM.
  • 00:37:35.140 --> 00:37:36.110
  • THEY WOULD LIKE TO ACTUALLY
  • 00:37:36.110 --> 00:37:37.090
  • RETIRE ME EARLY AND BRING HIM
  • 00:37:37.090 --> 00:37:38.030
  • ON.
  • 00:37:38.030 --> 00:37:39.010
  • DIFFERENT STORY FOR ANOTHER DAY,
  • 00:37:39.010 --> 00:37:40.030
  • BUT IT'S COLLECTIVE: YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:37:40.030 --> 00:37:42.230
  • "EITHER/OR." YOU'RE "BOTH/AND."
  • 00:37:42.230 --> 00:37:44.090
  • YOU'RE THE PREACHER, AND YOU'RE
  • 00:37:44.090 --> 00:37:45.040
  • THE PRODUCER.
  • 00:37:45.040 --> 00:37:46.080
  • YOU'RE TOUCHING HEAVEN WHILE
  • 00:37:46.080 --> 00:37:47.200
  • CHANGING EARTH, MAN, SO WE CAN
  • 00:37:47.200 --> 00:37:48.270
  • DO BOTH.
  • 00:37:48.270 --> 00:37:50.180
  • YOU WROTE A BOOK.
  • 00:37:50.180 --> 00:37:51.230
  • NOW, YOUR FIRST BOOK, OF COURSE,
  • 00:37:51.230 --> 00:37:53.040
  • "NEW YORK TIMES" BEST SELLER,
  • 00:37:53.040 --> 00:37:54.260
  • AMAZING BOOK, CALLED "THE WAIT,"
  • 00:37:54.260 --> 00:37:57.030
  • WITH YOUR WIFE MEAGAN GOOD,
  • 00:37:57.030 --> 00:37:58.260
  • AMAZING BOOK ON INTEGRITY, ON
  • 00:37:58.260 --> 00:38:00.190
  • MAKING COVENANTS WITH GOD, ABOUT
  • 00:38:00.190 --> 00:38:03.020
  • ABSTINENCE, BUT ABOUT
  • 00:38:03.020 --> 00:38:04.020
  • RELATIONSHIPS, JUST A VERY
  • 00:38:04.020 --> 00:38:05.080
  • CONTROVERSIAL BOOK FOR SOME.
  • 00:38:05.080 --> 00:38:07.160
  • I SAW THE INTERVIEWS, RIGHT, AND
  • 00:38:07.160 --> 00:38:09.120
  • IT JUST TOOK OFF BECAUSE IT'S
  • 00:38:09.120 --> 00:38:10.170
  • LEGITIMATE, AND IT'S TRUTHFUL,
  • 00:38:10.170 --> 00:38:12.070
  • BUT THEN "HOLLYWOOD
  • 00:38:12.070 --> 00:38:14.000
  • COMMANDMENTS" COMES ALONG.
  • 00:38:14.000 --> 00:38:15.060
  • "HOLLYWOOD COMMANDMENTS," WATCH
  • 00:38:15.060 --> 00:38:16.020
  • THIS.
  • 00:38:16.180 --> 00:38:19.180
  • - DEVON: HEY, WHAT'S GOIN' ON,
  • 00:38:19.180 --> 00:38:20.100
  • Y'ALL?
  • 00:38:20.100 --> 00:38:20.190
  • I'M DEVON FRANKLIN.
  • 00:38:20.190 --> 00:38:21.050
  • IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME, I'VE BEEN
  • 00:38:21.050 --> 00:38:22.050
  • IN HOLLYWOOD FOR 20 YEARS.
  • 00:38:22.050 --> 00:38:23.290
  • I'M A SPIRITUAL SUCCESS COACH.
  • 00:38:23.290 --> 00:38:25.210
  • I'M A HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER.
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  • SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW ME FROM MY
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  • FIRST BOOK, "PRODUCED BY FAITH."
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  • OTHERS OF YOU MAY KNOW ME FROM
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  • MY SECOND BOOK, "THE WAIT," THAT
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  • I WROTE WITH MY INCREDIBLE WIFE,
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  • MEAGAN GOOD.
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  • BABY, I MISS YA.
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  • I LOVE YOU.
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  • BUT TODAY I'M TALKING TO YOU
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  • ABOUT MY NEW BOOK, "THE
  • 00:38:39.040 --> 00:38:40.150
  • HOLLYWOOD COMMANDMENTS."
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU ARE
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  • FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW?
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  • HOW MANY OF YOU ARE STUCK WHERE
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  • YOU ARE?
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  • YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE THESE
  • 00:38:46.130 --> 00:38:47.070
  • DREAMS.
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  • YOU HEAR YOUR CALLING, BUT FOR
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  • WHATEVER REASON, YOU GO TO BED
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  • UNFULFILLED.
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  • YOU WAKE UP UNFULFILLED.
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  • EVERY DAY BECOMES THE SAME.
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  • YOU'RE IN THE SAME ROUTINE.
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  • YOU'RE IN THE SAME RUT, AND YOU
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  • NEVER LISTEN TO THE VOICE IN
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  • YOUR HEART THAT TELLS YOU THAT
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  • THERE IS MORE, AND INSTEAD OF
  • 00:39:01.280 --> 00:39:03.120
  • GOING FOR MORE, YOU HAVE TALKED
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  • YOURSELF INTO BELIEVING THAT YOU
  • 00:39:05.290 --> 00:39:07.060
  • CAN BE HAPPY RIGHT WHERE YOU
  • 00:39:07.060 --> 00:39:08.150
  • ARE, BUT IF THAT IS THE CASE,
  • 00:39:08.150 --> 00:39:10.020
  • WHY ARE YOU SO FRUSTRATED?
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  • THESE ARE THE TOP TEN LESSONS
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  • THAT I'VE LEARNED WORKING IN
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  • HOLLYWOOD FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS,
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  • AND THESE LESSONS, I GUARANTEE
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  • YOU, WHEN YOU COMBINE THESE
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  • LESSONS WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL
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  • TEACHING, YOU WILL FIND
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  • UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS.
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  • TOO OFTEN, WE REGULATE WHAT
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  • SHOULD BE ACTION ON OUR PART, WE
  • 00:39:28.160 --> 00:39:29.240
  • REGULATE THAT TO PRAYER, BUT THE
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  • BIBLE SAYS, "FAITH WITHOUT WORKS
  • 00:39:31.120 --> 00:39:33.050
  • IS DEAD," SO IF ALL YOU'RE DOING
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  • IS PRAYING ABOUT IT, AND YOU'RE
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  • NOT PREPARING FOR IT OR WORKING
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  • TOWARD IT, MIGHT I SUBMIT FOR
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  • YOUR CONSIDERATION, YOUR PRAYERS
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  • ALONE ARE NOT ENOUGH?
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  • NOW, I KNOW THAT, IN AND OF
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  • ITSELF, MIGHT GET ME KICKED OUT
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  • OF SOME CHURCHES, BUT IT'S OKAY.
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  • I'LL GET KICKED OUT OF CHURCHES
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  • FOR YOU.
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  • EIGHTEEN YEARS, FROM THE DAY I
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  • STEPPED FOOT IN HOLLYWOOD TO THE
  • 00:39:54.230 --> 00:39:56.080
  • DAY I STEPPED FOOT INTO MY
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  • COMPANY, EIGHTEEN YEARS OF
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  • SHOWING UP.
  • 00:39:58.180 --> 00:40:00.090
  • THAT'S OVER 6.500 DAYS.
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  • THAT'S OVER 150.000 HOURS OF
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  • PREPARATION TO PREPARE ME TO DO
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  • THE VERY THING I DREAMED OF.
  • 00:40:09.280 --> 00:40:11.140
  • I SEE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO
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  • DOWNPLAY THEIR VALUE, AND I'M
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  • SAYING, "WHY?"
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  • YOU MIGHT BE STOPPING SHORT OF
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  • YOUR "YES" BECAUSE YOU'RE
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  • GETTIN' BEATEN DOWN BY THE
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  • "NO'S.
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  • REMEMBER, "NO" ISN'T ALWAYS A
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  • "NO," AND ONE OF THE UNWRITTEN
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  • RULES AT WORK IS THAT YOU CAN
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  • FIND THE "YES" IF YOU STAY
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  • COMMITTED AND YOU STAY
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  • PERSISTENT.
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  • IF YOU'RE TIRED AND YOU'RE
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  • FRUSTRATED AND YOU KNOW THAT
  • 00:40:30.210 --> 00:40:31.220
  • THERE IS MORE OUT THERE AND YOU
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  • KNOW YOU'VE BEEN LIVING IN FEAR
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  • AND YOU KNOW YOU'VE BEEN
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  • PROCRASTINATING AND YOU KNOW
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  • YOU'VE BEEN LAZY, IF THESE ARE
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  • THINGS YOU KNOW, THEN YOU NEED
  • 00:40:39.290 --> 00:40:42.010
  • THIS BOOK NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE,
  • 00:40:42.010 --> 00:40:42.290
  • WHAT YOUR BACKGROUND IS.
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  • THESE PRINCIPLES WILL HELP YOU
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  • ACHIEVE THE VERY THING YOU'VE
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  • BEEN DREAMING OF.
  • 00:40:48.220 --> 00:40:49.280
  • YOU'VE GOT TO GET IT NOT BECAUSE
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  • I WANT YOU TO READ ANOTHER BOOK.
  • 00:40:52.120 --> 00:40:54.060
  • I KNOW SOME OF YOU GUYS DON'T
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  • EVEN LIKE TO READ.
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  • THAT'S OKAY.
  • 00:40:55.270 --> 00:40:56.090
  • WE'VE GOT AUDIBLE FOR YOU, BUT
  • 00:40:56.090 --> 00:40:57.040
  • BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN
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  • BLESSED WITH OPPORTUNITY AND
  • 00:41:00.020 --> 00:41:00.270
  • INFORMATION AND EXPERIENCE, THAT
  • 00:41:00.270 --> 00:41:02.130
  • CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR
  • 00:41:02.130 --> 00:41:03.180
  • LIFE.
  • 00:41:03.180 --> 00:41:05.010
  • - SAMUEL: IS HOLLYWOOD THE
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  • HURDLE AS IT PERTAINS TO FAITH,
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  • OR IS HOLLYWOOD, IS THIS CITY,
  • 00:41:09.030 --> 00:41:12.030
  • THE ANOINTED HOPE TO SHIFT THE
  • 00:41:12.090 --> 00:41:15.090
  • CULTURE TOWARDS RIGHTEOUSNESS
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  • AND JUSTICE?
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  • WE ARE COMING TO YOU FROM THE
  • 00:41:19.100 --> 00:41:20.140
  • AND I HAVE THE BLESSING OF
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  • HAVING WITH US TODAY THE MOST
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  • INFLUENTIAL VOICE RIGHT NOW IN
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  • HOLLYWOOD, LITERALLY SHIFTING
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  • THE ATMOSPHERE, TOUCHING THE
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  • CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS WITH
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  • TRUTH, LOVE, GRACE, AND HOPE,
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  • NONE OTHER THAN DEVON FRANKLIN.
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  • DEVON, AGAIN, MAN, YOU HAVE
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  • BLESSED ME INDEED, MY FRIEND.
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  • - DEVON: THANK YOU.
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  • SO HAVE YOU.
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  • - SAMUEL: BY THE WAY, THE FILM
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  • THAT JUST CAME OUT JUST A FEW
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  • DAYS AGO--
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  • - DEVON: YES, "THE STAR" IS IN
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  • THEATERS RIGHT NOW.
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  • - SAMUEL: "THE STAR," THE FIRST
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  • CGI-ANIMATED FILM, FAITH-BASED
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  • FILM, IN HISTORY, THIS IS THE
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  • CHRISTMAS MOVIE.
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  • - DEVON: IT'S A CHRISTMAS
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  • MOVIE.
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  • IT'S A STORY OF THE NATIVITY
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  • FROM THE ANIMALS' POINT OF VIEW.
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  • WE GOT OPRAH, WE HAVE TYLER, WE
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  • HAVE TRACY MORGAN, WE HAVE GINA
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  • RODRIGUEZ, WE HAVE KRISTIN
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  • CHENOWETH, WE HAVE KELLY
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  • CLARKSON, WHO DOES A VOICE,
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  • ANTHONY ANDERSON, WHO DOES A
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  • VOICE, MARIAH CAREY DOES THE
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  • LEAD SONG, FAITH HARMONY DOES A
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  • SONG, KIRK FRANKLIN DOES A
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  • REIMAGINING OF "WE THREE KINGS."
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  • - SAMUEL: SWEET!
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  • - DEVON: THAT'S IT!
  • 00:42:14.260 --> 00:42:15.170
  • CASTING CROWNS DOES A SONG.
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  • THEY DO A REINTERPRETATION OF
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  • "HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW."
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  • IT'S AMAZING.
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  • WE HAVE ALL OF THE TOP STARS IN
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  • HOLLYWOOD THAT HAVE COME
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  • TOGETHER TO TELL THE STORY OF
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  • THE BIRTH OF JESUS FOR THE VERY
  • 00:42:27.160 --> 00:42:28.080
  • FIRST TIME.
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  • - SAMUEL: THIS IS THE CHRISTMAS
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  • FILM OF THE SEASON RIGHT NOW.
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  • I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO WATCH THIS
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  • FILM TODAY, AND BY THE WAY, NOT
  • 00:42:32.210 --> 00:42:34.000
  • ONLY THE FILM, THERE'S THIS
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  • BOOK.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • THERE'S THIS BOOK,
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  • AND IT'S NOT-- YOU KNOW,
  • 00:42:38.280 --> 00:42:40.030
  • "HOLLYWOOD COMMANDMENTS," AND
  • 00:42:40.030 --> 00:42:40.240
  • YOU SAW-- WELL, YOU GOT SOME
  • 00:42:40.240 --> 00:42:42.110
  • INFORMATION REGARDING THE BOOK,
  • 00:42:42.110 --> 00:42:43.030
  • BUT THIS BOOK-- HOW IN THE WORLD
  • 00:42:43.030 --> 00:42:46.000
  • COULD YOU POSSIBLY MAKE THE
  • 00:42:46.000 --> 00:42:47.050
  • STATEMENT THAT YOU LEARNED MORE,
  • 00:42:47.050 --> 00:42:49.020
  • AS IT PERTAINS TO LIVING OUT
  • 00:42:49.020 --> 00:42:50.190
  • THIS DREAM AND DESTINY, FROM
  • 00:42:50.190 --> 00:42:51.210
  • HOLLYWOOD THAN YOU DID FROM A
  • 00:42:51.210 --> 00:42:53.170
  • CHURCH PEW?
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  • WHAT?
  • 00:42:55.070 --> 00:42:56.020
  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - DEVON: YES, HOLLYWOOD TAUGHT
  • 00:42:56.150 --> 00:42:57.230
  • ME HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL.
  • 00:42:57.230 --> 00:42:58.220
  • - SAMUEL: NOT THE CHURCH?
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  • - DEVON: NOT THE CHURCH.
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  • [SAMUEL STAMMERING] [LAUGHTER]
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  • - SAMUEL: AND YOU STICK BY THAT
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  • STATEMENT?
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  • - DEVON: I DO, I DO, I DO.
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  • - SAMUEL: IT'S IN THIS BOOK.
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  • WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?
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  • - DEVON: HERE'S WHAT I MEAN BY
  • 00:43:06.170 --> 00:43:07.090
  • THAT.
  • 00:43:07.090 --> 00:43:07.180
  • YOU KNOW, "THE HOLLYWOOD
  • 00:43:07.180 --> 00:43:08.060
  • COMMANDMENTS: A SPIRITUAL GUIDE
  • 00:43:08.060 --> 00:43:09.010
  • TO SECULAR SUCCESS," I'VE BEEN
  • 00:43:09.010 --> 00:43:10.180
  • IN HOLLYWOOD, AS I MENTIONED,
  • 00:43:10.180 --> 00:43:12.040
  • YOU KNOW, OVER 20 YEARS, AND AS
  • 00:43:12.040 --> 00:43:13.240
  • I BEGAN TO REALLY LOOK AT MY
  • 00:43:13.240 --> 00:43:15.040
  • LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD, IT REMINDED
  • 00:43:15.040 --> 00:43:16.260
  • ME SO MUCH OF DANIEL, SHADRACH,
  • 00:43:16.260 --> 00:43:19.010
  • MESHACH, AND ABEDNEGO, IN
  • 00:43:19.010 --> 00:43:20.090
  • BABYLON.
  • 00:43:20.090 --> 00:43:21.090
  • NOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEIR TIME
  • 00:43:21.090 --> 00:43:23.040
  • IN BABYLON, THEY UNDERSTOOD HOW
  • 00:43:23.040 --> 00:43:23.260
  • TO NAVIGATE A SECULAR
  • 00:43:23.260 --> 00:43:26.080
  • ENVIRONMENT, YET THEY WEREN'T
  • 00:43:26.080 --> 00:43:28.080
  • AFRAID TO OWN THEIR FAITH, BUT
  • 00:43:28.080 --> 00:43:29.230
  • NEVER DID THEY SAY THEIR FAITH
  • 00:43:29.230 --> 00:43:31.280
  • DISQUALIFIED THEM TO NAVIGATE
  • 00:43:31.280 --> 00:43:34.020
  • THE SECULAR ENVIRONMENT THAT
  • 00:43:34.020 --> 00:43:35.080
  • THEY WERE IN.
  • 00:43:35.080 --> 00:43:36.060
  • WHAT THEY SAID WAS "WE
  • 00:43:36.060 --> 00:43:37.160
  • UNDERSTAND THE RULES.
  • 00:43:37.160 --> 00:43:38.190
  • WE JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE WE CAN
  • 00:43:38.190 --> 00:43:40.070
  • DO THE GAME, PLAY THE GAME, IN A
  • 00:43:40.070 --> 00:43:42.120
  • WAY THAT ALIGNS WITH WHAT WE
  • 00:43:42.120 --> 00:43:43.120
  • BELIEVE," AND AS A RESULT OF
  • 00:43:43.120 --> 00:43:44.170
  • THAT, HONORING GOD IN A SECULAR
  • 00:43:44.170 --> 00:43:46.130
  • ENVIRONMENT, HE NEVER TOOK THEM
  • 00:43:46.130 --> 00:43:48.070
  • OUT OF BABYLON.
  • 00:43:48.070 --> 00:43:49.160
  • EVERY TIME THEY HONORED HIM, HE
  • 00:43:49.160 --> 00:43:52.040
  • TOOK THEM HIGHER AND DEEPER IN
  • 00:43:52.040 --> 00:43:53.140
  • BABYLON, SO WHEN I WROTE "THE
  • 00:43:53.140 --> 00:43:55.010
  • HOLLYWOOD COMMANDMENTS"-- AND
  • 00:43:55.010 --> 00:43:56.040
  • THE REASON WHY I CALLED IT THAT
  • 00:43:56.040 --> 00:43:58.010
  • 'CAUSE SOME PEOPLE SAY, "OH,
  • 00:43:58.010 --> 00:43:59.000
  • WHOA, WHOA, THERE'S ONLY ONE
  • 00:43:59.000 --> 00:44:00.060
  • COMMANDMENTS, DEVON, ONE TEN
  • 00:44:00.060 --> 00:44:01.000
  • COMMANDMENTS."
  • 00:44:01.000 --> 00:44:03.010
  • - SAMUEL: REALLY?
  • 00:44:03.010 --> 00:44:03.160
  • SOMEONE ACTUALLY SAY THAT?
  • 00:44:03.160 --> 00:44:04.050
  • - DEVON: OH, YEAH, THEY SAY IT
  • 00:44:04.050 --> 00:44:04.270
  • ALL THE TIME.
  • 00:44:04.270 --> 00:44:05.100
  • - SAMUEL: I'M SURPRISED!
  • 00:44:05.100 --> 00:44:05.290
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:44:05.290 --> 00:44:07.100
  • - DEVON: BUT WHAT I WANTED TO
  • 00:44:07.100 --> 00:44:08.010
  • SAY WAS IT'S NOT ABOUT
  • 00:44:08.010 --> 00:44:08.280
  • HOLLYWOOD.
  • 00:44:08.280 --> 00:44:09.200
  • YOU CAN INTERCHANGE HOLLYWOOD
  • 00:44:09.200 --> 00:44:10.250
  • FOR SPORTS, FOR POLITICS, FOR
  • 00:44:10.250 --> 00:44:11.250
  • EDUCATION.
  • 00:44:11.250 --> 00:44:13.030
  • WHAT I HAVE DONE IS I HAVE TAKEN
  • 00:44:13.030 --> 00:44:15.000
  • THE TOP TEN LESSONS THAT I HAVE
  • 00:44:15.000 --> 00:44:16.150
  • LEARNED WHILE WORKING IN A
  • 00:44:16.150 --> 00:44:18.000
  • SECULAR ENVIRONMENT THAT CAN
  • 00:44:18.000 --> 00:44:19.200
  • HELP ANY PERSON, ESPECIALLY A
  • 00:44:19.200 --> 00:44:21.050
  • PERSON OF FAITH, FIND SUCCESS IN
  • 00:44:21.050 --> 00:44:22.180
  • THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:44:22.180 --> 00:44:24.030
  • - SAMUEL: SUCH AS?
  • 00:44:24.030 --> 00:44:24.210
  • - DEVON: SUCH AS THE FIRST
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  • COMMANDMENT, COMMANDMENT NUMBER
  • 00:44:26.120 --> 00:44:27.040
  • ONE, "YOUR PRAYERS ALONE AREN'T
  • 00:44:27.040 --> 00:44:28.110
  • ENOUGH." I MENTIONED THIS
  • 00:44:28.110 --> 00:44:29.050
  • EARLIER IN THE PROGRAM: TOO
  • 00:44:29.050 --> 00:44:30.070
  • OFTEN, WE PRAY, AND WE DON'T DO.
  • 00:44:30.070 --> 00:44:32.190
  • TOO OFTEN, WE USE OUR PRAYERS AS
  • 00:44:32.190 --> 00:44:34.180
  • A MASK FOR OUR FEAR.
  • 00:44:34.180 --> 00:44:36.040
  • GOD HAS TOLD US TO DO SOMETHING,
  • 00:44:36.040 --> 00:44:37.230
  • AND INSTEAD OF DOING IT, WHAT DO
  • 00:44:37.230 --> 00:44:39.080
  • WE SAY?
  • 00:44:39.080 --> 00:44:39.270
  • "WE'RE PRAYING ON IT." WELL,
  • 00:44:39.270 --> 00:44:40.260
  • HERE'S WHAT I KNOW.
  • 00:44:40.260 --> 00:44:41.290
  • WE'RE SUPPOSED TO PRAY, AND THEN
  • 00:44:41.290 --> 00:44:42.240
  • GET UP AND PREPARE.
  • 00:44:42.240 --> 00:44:44.260
  • WHY?
  • 00:44:44.260 --> 00:44:46.070
  • BECAUSE PREPARATION IS AN ACT OF
  • 00:44:46.070 --> 00:44:47.120
  • EXPECTATION.
  • 00:44:47.120 --> 00:44:49.210
  • WHEN YOU INVITE SOMEONE OVER TO
  • 00:44:49.210 --> 00:44:50.130
  • YOUR HOUSE, AND THEY SAY, "I'M
  • 00:44:50.130 --> 00:44:51.040
  • COMING," WHAT DO YOU DO?
  • 00:44:51.040 --> 00:44:52.100
  • YOU PREPARE YOUR HOUSE.
  • 00:44:52.100 --> 00:44:53.180
  • WHY?
  • 00:44:53.180 --> 00:44:54.090
  • 'CAUSE YOU KNOW WHO'S COMING.
  • 00:44:54.090 --> 00:44:55.270
  • THE SAME WAY WITH OUR PRAYERS,
  • 00:44:55.270 --> 00:44:57.080
  • WHEN WE PRAY FOR THE BLESSING,
  • 00:44:57.080 --> 00:44:58.250
  • WE HAVE TO EXPECT THAT THE
  • 00:44:58.250 --> 00:45:00.120
  • BLESSING IS GOING TO ARRIVE, SO
  • 00:45:00.120 --> 00:45:01.150
  • AS A RESULT, WE PREPARE.
  • 00:45:01.150 --> 00:45:03.170
  • FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD, BUT
  • 00:45:03.170 --> 00:45:05.090
  • FAITH WITH WORKS IS ALIVE.
  • 00:45:05.090 --> 00:45:07.110
  • COMMANDMENT NUMBER THREE, "YOU
  • 00:45:07.110 --> 00:45:09.110
  • HAVE TO CARRY A CROWN BEFORE YOU
  • 00:45:09.110 --> 00:45:10.250
  • WEAR ONE." EVERYBODY WANTS THE
  • 00:45:10.250 --> 00:45:11.240
  • CROWN.
  • 00:45:11.240 --> 00:45:13.170
  • EVERYBODY WANTS THE THRONE, BUT
  • 00:45:13.170 --> 00:45:15.050
  • NO ONE WANTS TO GO THROUGH THE
  • 00:45:15.050 --> 00:45:15.260
  • PROCESS OF SERVICE.
  • 00:45:15.260 --> 00:45:18.230
  • CARRYING A CROWN IS ALL ABOUT
  • 00:45:18.230 --> 00:45:20.040
  • THE VALUE AND THE POWER OF
  • 00:45:20.040 --> 00:45:21.050
  • SERVICE.
  • 00:45:21.050 --> 00:45:22.020
  • LOOK AT KING DAVID.
  • 00:45:22.020 --> 00:45:23.120
  • ONCE HE WAS ANOINTED KING, 1
  • 00:45:23.120 --> 00:45:25.120
  • SAMUEL, CHAPTER 16, DID HE GO
  • 00:45:25.120 --> 00:45:27.080
  • IMMEDIATELY SIT ON THE THRONE?
  • 00:45:27.080 --> 00:45:28.050
  • NO.
  • 00:45:28.050 --> 00:45:29.000
  • HE WENT TO GO SERVE A KING
  • 00:45:29.000 --> 00:45:30.230
  • BEFORE HE BECAME A KING, SO IN
  • 00:45:30.230 --> 00:45:33.160
  • THIS COMMANDMENT, I TALK ABOUT
  • 00:45:33.160 --> 00:45:34.120
  • THE VALUE OF SERVING OUR WAY TO
  • 00:45:34.120 --> 00:45:35.090
  • THE TOP.
  • 00:45:35.090 --> 00:45:36.020
  • NOW, TOO OFTEN, WE RENDER
  • 00:45:36.020 --> 00:45:38.050
  • SERVICE TO OUR BOSS OR OUR
  • 00:45:38.050 --> 00:45:39.230
  • COLLEAGUES, RELATIVE TO HOW MUCH
  • 00:45:39.230 --> 00:45:41.220
  • WE ACTUALLY LIKE THEM.
  • 00:45:41.220 --> 00:45:43.090
  • I SAY THAT'S WRONG.
  • 00:45:43.090 --> 00:45:45.100
  • I SAY THAT YOU WILL NOT BECOME
  • 00:45:45.100 --> 00:45:46.070
  • WHO GOD CALLED YOU TO BE IF YOU
  • 00:45:46.070 --> 00:45:47.120
  • ARBITRARILY RENDER SERVICE.
  • 00:45:47.120 --> 00:45:50.100
  • AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE BIBLE
  • 00:45:50.100 --> 00:45:51.170
  • INSTRUCTS US TO WORK AS IF WE'RE
  • 00:45:51.170 --> 00:45:53.110
  • WORKING FOR GOD, SO IN ORDER TO
  • 00:45:53.110 --> 00:45:54.040
  • BE--
  • 00:45:54.040 --> 00:45:55.100
  • - SAMUEL: WHETHER WE LIKE 'EM
  • 00:45:55.100 --> 00:45:56.010
  • OR NOT?
  • 00:45:56.010 --> 00:45:56.110
  • - DEVON: WHETHER WE LIKE 'EM OR
  • 00:45:56.110 --> 00:45:57.180
  • NOT.
  • 00:45:57.180 --> 00:45:58.080
  • OUR FEELING ABOUT OUR BOSS IS
  • 00:45:58.080 --> 00:45:58.290
  • IRRELEVANT TO THE SERVICE WE'RE
  • 00:45:58.290 --> 00:46:00.090
  • SUPPOSED TO RENDER TO THAT
  • 00:46:00.090 --> 00:46:01.100
  • PERSON.
  • 00:46:01.100 --> 00:46:02.210
  • IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO
  • 00:46:02.210 --> 00:46:05.080
  • REMEMBER THAT SERVICE IS THE KEY
  • 00:46:05.080 --> 00:46:06.020
  • TO SUCCESS.
  • 00:46:06.020 --> 00:46:08.210
  • WHEN I TALK ABOUT MY CAREER, IN
  • 00:46:08.210 --> 00:46:09.130
  • ORDER FOR ME TO BECOME THE
  • 00:46:09.130 --> 00:46:10.250
  • PRODUCER THAT GOD CALLED ME TO
  • 00:46:10.250 --> 00:46:12.270
  • BE, I STARTED AT-- WE TALKED
  • 00:46:12.270 --> 00:46:13.290
  • ABOUT IT-- 18 YEARS OLD.
  • 00:46:13.290 --> 00:46:14.170
  • DO YOU REALIZE IT TOOK 157.000
  • 00:46:14.170 --> 00:46:15.290
  • HOURS OF PREPARATION, OVER 6.500
  • 00:46:16.020 --> 00:46:19.020
  • DAYS OF SERVICE, FOR ME TO
  • 00:46:19.150 --> 00:46:22.150
  • FINALLY RECEIVE THE COMPANY THAT
  • 00:46:22.150 --> 00:46:25.040
  • GOD PROMISED ME WHEN I STARTED
  • 00:46:25.040 --> 00:46:26.090
  • IN THE INDUSTRY?
  • 00:46:26.090 --> 00:46:27.070
  • BUT TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS
  • 00:46:27.070 --> 00:46:29.230
  • WORLD RIGHT NOW ARE ALL ABOUT
  • 00:46:29.230 --> 00:46:31.110
  • SELFIE-- IS "ME, ME, ME." IF YOU
  • 00:46:31.110 --> 00:46:32.260
  • WANNA CHANGE YOUR LIFE AROUND
  • 00:46:32.260 --> 00:46:34.090
  • RIGHT NOW, TURN THE PHONE TO
  • 00:46:34.090 --> 00:46:36.010
  • SOMEBODY ELSE.
  • 00:46:36.010 --> 00:46:37.000
  • FIND A NEED THAT YOU CAN MEET
  • 00:46:37.000 --> 00:46:38.220
  • AND BECOME EXCELLENT AT MEETING
  • 00:46:38.220 --> 00:46:39.210
  • IT.
  • 00:46:39.210 --> 00:46:41.030
  • ANOTHER COMMANDMENT THAT I TALK
  • 00:46:41.030 --> 00:46:42.110
  • ABOUT IS "YOUR DIFFERENCE IS
  • 00:46:42.110 --> 00:46:43.270
  • YOUR DESTINY," COMMANDMENT
  • 00:46:43.270 --> 00:46:44.160
  • NUMBER EIGHT.
  • 00:46:44.160 --> 00:46:45.060
  • TOO OFTEN, WE WANT TO EXCHANGE
  • 00:46:45.060 --> 00:46:46.240
  • WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT FOR WHAT
  • 00:46:46.240 --> 00:46:48.030
  • MAKES US COMMON.
  • 00:46:48.030 --> 00:46:49.180
  • GOD MADE US ALL DIFFERENT, AND
  • 00:46:49.180 --> 00:46:51.010
  • HE WANTS TO USE THAT DIFFERENCE
  • 00:46:51.010 --> 00:46:53.080
  • TO GET US TO OUR DESTINY, AND
  • 00:46:53.080 --> 00:46:54.140
  • TOO OFTEN, WE ASK GOD, "WHY ME?"
  • 00:46:54.140 --> 00:46:56.280
  • "WHY DID YOU MAKE ME LIKE THIS?
  • 00:46:56.280 --> 00:46:58.200
  • I JUST WANNA BE LIKE SOMEBODY
  • 00:46:58.200 --> 00:47:00.100
  • ELSE." NO, GOD MADE YOU UNIQUE
  • 00:47:00.100 --> 00:47:02.230
  • BECAUSE HE WANTS TO DO A UNIQUE
  • 00:47:02.230 --> 00:47:04.150
  • THING IN THE WORLD, AND HE NEEDS
  • 00:47:04.150 --> 00:47:06.010
  • A UNIQUE PERSON TO DO IT.
  • 00:47:06.010 --> 00:47:07.270
  • THE LAST COMMANDMENT THAT I TALK
  • 00:47:07.270 --> 00:47:09.020
  • ABOUT, COMMANDMENT NUMBER TEN,
  • 00:47:09.020 --> 00:47:10.130
  • "YOUR WORLD IS SMALLER THAN YOU
  • 00:47:10.130 --> 00:47:11.270
  • THINK." IN A SMALL WORLD, TWO
  • 00:47:11.270 --> 00:47:13.230
  • THINGS ARE IMPORTANT: ONE,
  • 00:47:13.230 --> 00:47:14.190
  • CHARACTER COUNTS.
  • 00:47:14.190 --> 00:47:16.230
  • OUR CHARACTER IS OUR CALLING
  • 00:47:16.230 --> 00:47:18.140
  • CARD.
  • 00:47:18.140 --> 00:47:19.200
  • SO THE PERSON THAT SHOWS UP AT
  • 00:47:19.200 --> 00:47:21.100
  • WORK HAS TO BE THE SAME PERSON
  • 00:47:21.100 --> 00:47:22.090
  • THAT GOES HOME BECAUSE THE
  • 00:47:22.090 --> 00:47:24.070
  • CAMERAS IN HEAVEN ARE ALWAYS
  • 00:47:24.070 --> 00:47:24.270
  • ROLLING.
  • 00:47:24.270 --> 00:47:26.010
  • - SAMUEL: SAY THAT AGAIN.
  • 00:47:26.010 --> 00:47:26.200
  • - DEVON: THE CAMERAS IN HEAVEN
  • 00:47:26.200 --> 00:47:28.130
  • ARE ALWAYS ROLLING.
  • 00:47:28.130 --> 00:47:29.100
  • WE WANNA GO TO WORK, OR WE WANNA
  • 00:47:29.100 --> 00:47:30.270
  • GO TO CHURCH, AND WE WANNA
  • 00:47:30.270 --> 00:47:31.260
  • PRESENT AN IMAGE OF WHO WE WANT
  • 00:47:31.260 --> 00:47:33.090
  • PEOPLE TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE,
  • 00:47:33.090 --> 00:47:34.290
  • BUT THEN WE GO HOME, AND WE'RE A
  • 00:47:34.290 --> 00:47:36.080
  • TOTALLY DIFFERENT PERSON.
  • 00:47:36.080 --> 00:47:37.070
  • GOD IS SAYING, "IN ORDER TO FIND
  • 00:47:37.070 --> 00:47:38.160
  • SUCCESS IN A SMALL WORLD, YOU
  • 00:47:38.160 --> 00:47:40.190
  • HAVE TO KNOW CHARACTER COUNTS.
  • 00:47:40.190 --> 00:47:41.250
  • WHY?
  • 00:47:41.250 --> 00:47:42.150
  • BECAUSE PEOPLE TALK IN A SMALL
  • 00:47:42.150 --> 00:47:43.180
  • WORLD.
  • 00:47:43.180 --> 00:47:44.080
  • HERE'S THE OTHER THING THAT
  • 00:47:44.080 --> 00:47:45.080
  • HAPPENS IN A SMALL WORLD.
  • 00:47:45.080 --> 00:47:45.280
  • TOO OFTEN, WE THINK THERE'S A
  • 00:47:45.280 --> 00:47:47.060
  • LONG DISTANCE BETWEEN WERE WE
  • 00:47:47.060 --> 00:47:48.080
  • ARE, AND WHERE GOD WANTS US TO
  • 00:47:48.080 --> 00:47:49.080
  • BE.
  • 00:47:49.080 --> 00:47:49.230
  • IN A SMALL WORLD, WE'RE CLOSER
  • 00:47:49.230 --> 00:47:51.200
  • SO WHEN YOU KNOW YOU'RE CLOSER
  • 00:47:53.150 --> 00:47:54.060
  • THAN YOU THINK, I WANT YOU TO
  • 00:47:54.060 --> 00:47:55.060
  • HAVE MORE EXCITEMENT AND
  • 00:47:55.060 --> 00:47:56.150
  • ENCOURAGEMENT TO KNOW THAT WHAT
  • 00:47:56.150 --> 00:47:57.210
  • YOU HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR IS
  • 00:47:57.210 --> 00:47:59.070
  • NOW HERE'S ONE OTHER THING IN
  • 00:48:01.010 --> 00:48:01.220
  • THE SMALL WORLD.
  • 00:48:01.220 --> 00:48:03.170
  • TOO OFTEN, WE'RE FOCUSING ON WHO
  • 00:48:03.170 --> 00:48:04.090
  • WE CAN NETWORK WITH: "OH, I NEED
  • 00:48:04.090 --> 00:48:05.120
  • TO GET TO KNOW THAT PERSON.
  • 00:48:05.120 --> 00:48:06.210
  • I NEED TO GET TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:48:06.210 --> 00:48:08.000
  • PERSON." HERE'S WHAT I KNOW.
  • 00:48:08.000 --> 00:48:09.040
  • IN A SMALL WORLD, WHEN YOU STAY
  • 00:48:09.040 --> 00:48:10.100
  • ON YOUR PATH, THE PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:48:10.100 --> 00:48:12.260
  • GOD HAS ORDAINED TO HELP YOU,
  • 00:48:12.260 --> 00:48:13.210
  • THEY WILL COME TO YOU.
  • 00:48:13.210 --> 00:48:15.180
  • YOU WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT
  • 00:48:15.180 --> 00:48:17.150
  • TRYING TO GET TO THEM.
  • 00:48:17.150 --> 00:48:19.180
  • I CAN TELL YOU THAT, IN MY LIFE
  • 00:48:19.180 --> 00:48:21.040
  • AND MY CAREER, EVERYONE FROM
  • 00:48:21.040 --> 00:48:22.000
  • WILL SMITH TO T.D. JAKES
  • 00:48:22.000 --> 00:48:24.080
  • TO JOEL OSTEEN TO OPRAH
  • 00:48:24.080 --> 00:48:24.260
  • WINFREY, THESE WERE ALL PEOPLE
  • 00:48:26.040 --> 00:48:29.040
  • THAT WERE ALREADY ON MY PATH.
  • 00:48:29.040 --> 00:48:29.270
  • ALL I HAD TO DO WAS STAY
  • 00:48:29.270 --> 00:48:30.150
  • COMMITTED TO IT.
  • 00:48:30.150 --> 00:48:31.280
  • WHEN WE GO ON A JOURNEY, YOU GET
  • 00:48:31.280 --> 00:48:33.130
  • IN THE CAR, YOU PUT IN THE GPS
  • 00:48:33.130 --> 00:48:34.080
  • WHERE YOU'RE GOIN'.
  • 00:48:34.080 --> 00:48:35.080
  • DO YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A GAS
  • 00:48:35.080 --> 00:48:36.000
  • STATION?
  • 00:48:36.000 --> 00:48:37.080
  • NO.
  • 00:48:37.080 --> 00:48:38.230
  • THEY'RE ALREADY ON THE PATH.
  • 00:48:38.230 --> 00:48:39.280
  • - SAMUEL: THAT'S IT.
  • 00:48:39.280 --> 00:48:40.190
  • - DEVON: THE PEOPLE THAT WE
  • 00:48:40.190 --> 00:48:41.240
  • WILL NEED TO FILL US UP ARE
  • 00:48:41.240 --> 00:48:43.050
  • ALREADY ON THE PATH.
  • 00:48:43.050 --> 00:48:45.100
  • SO THIS IS A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT'S
  • 00:48:45.100 --> 00:48:46.280
  • IN "THE HOLLYWOOD COMMANDMENTS."
  • 00:48:46.280 --> 00:48:48.160
  • THE LAST THING I WANNA SAY IS
  • 00:48:48.160 --> 00:48:49.110
  • THIS: EVERYONE WANTS TO TALK
  • 00:48:49.110 --> 00:48:50.220
  • ABOUT THE "WHAT YOU WANNA DO."
  • 00:48:50.220 --> 00:48:52.030
  • SOME PEOPLE WANNA TALK ABOUT THE
  • 00:48:52.030 --> 00:48:53.170
  • "WHY YOU SHOULD DO IT," BUT A
  • 00:48:53.170 --> 00:48:54.290
  • VERY FEW PEOPLE WILL TEACH YOU
  • 00:48:54.290 --> 00:48:56.150
  • HOW TO DO IT.
  • 00:48:56.150 --> 00:48:58.240
  • HOW DO BECOME SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT
  • 00:48:58.240 --> 00:48:59.200
  • LOSING YOUR FAITH?
  • 00:48:59.200 --> 00:49:00.190
  • HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT GOD WANTS
  • 00:49:00.190 --> 00:49:01.200
  • YOU TO DO?
  • 00:49:01.200 --> 00:49:02.210
  • HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:49:02.210 --> 00:49:04.000
  • MAY BE HOSTILE TOWARD YOUR POINT
  • 00:49:04.000 --> 00:49:05.190
  • OF VIEW?
  • 00:49:05.190 --> 00:49:06.120
  • "THE HOLLYWOOD COMMANDMENTS" IS
  • 00:49:06.120 --> 00:49:07.140
  • THE "HOW YOU CAN DO EVERYTHING
  • 00:49:07.140 --> 00:49:09.140
  • GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO DO."
  • 00:49:09.140 --> 00:49:10.240
  • - SAMUEL: THERE IS ONE ELEMENT
  • 00:49:10.240 --> 00:49:12.040
  • HERE THAT IS SO COMPELLING: "GOD
  • 00:49:12.040 --> 00:49:13.060
  • IS IN THE GUT."
  • 00:49:13.060 --> 00:49:15.070
  • - DEVON: OH, YES, COMMANDMENT
  • 00:49:15.070 --> 00:49:17.070
  • NUMBER FIVE, YES, "GOD IS HIDING
  • 00:49:17.070 --> 00:49:17.290
  • IN YOUR GUT," YES, "YOUR GUT IS
  • 00:49:17.290 --> 00:49:20.230
  • HIDING GOD," AND WHAT I MEAN BY
  • 00:49:20.230 --> 00:49:21.260
  • THAT IS THAT--
  • 00:49:21.280 --> 00:49:24.280
  • - SAMUEL: THERE ARE PEOPLE
  • 00:49:24.280 --> 00:49:25.190
  • RIGHT NOW GOING, "I HAVE A
  • 00:49:25.190 --> 00:49:26.080
  • MIGHTY GOD!"
  • 00:49:26.080 --> 00:49:27.080
  • DID YOU GET THAT?
  • 00:49:27.080 --> 00:49:28.040
  • - DEVON: YES, BECAUSE GOD
  • 00:49:28.040 --> 00:49:30.000
  • DOESN'T ALWAYS SPEAK IN A YELL.
  • 00:49:30.000 --> 00:49:30.220
  • HE SPEAKS IN A WHISPER, AND
  • 00:49:30.220 --> 00:49:32.140
  • THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT HE
  • 00:49:32.140 --> 00:49:33.120
  • WILL WHISPER TO OUR SPIRITS.
  • 00:49:33.120 --> 00:49:34.170
  • THAT'S WHEN WE FEEL THE HOLY
  • 00:49:34.170 --> 00:49:36.150
  • SPIRIT.
  • 00:49:36.150 --> 00:49:37.000
  • NOW, HERE'S WHEN YOU KNOW IT'S
  • 00:49:37.000 --> 00:49:37.250
  • GOD: IT CHALLENGES EVERYTHING
  • 00:49:37.250 --> 00:49:39.100
  • YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT
  • 00:49:39.100 --> 00:49:40.170
  • YOURSELF, IT CHALLENGES
  • 00:49:40.170 --> 00:49:42.080
  • EVERYTHING YOU THINK YOU KNOW
  • 00:49:42.080 --> 00:49:43.030
  • ABOUT YOUR WORLD, IT CHALLENGES
  • 00:49:43.030 --> 00:49:44.110
  • THE FACTS.
  • 00:49:44.110 --> 00:49:46.010
  • IT MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE
  • 00:49:46.010 --> 00:49:47.160
  • BECAUSE, A LOT OF THINGS, WHEN
  • 00:49:47.160 --> 00:49:48.200
  • GOD SPEAKS TO OUR GUT, WE DON'T
  • 00:49:48.200 --> 00:49:49.200
  • HAVE THE MONEY TO DO IT, WE
  • 00:49:49.200 --> 00:49:50.230
  • DON'T HAVE THE TIME TO DO IT, WE
  • 00:49:50.230 --> 00:49:52.000
  • DON'T HAVE THE EDUCATION TO DO
  • 00:49:52.000 --> 00:49:53.020
  • IT.
  • 00:49:53.020 --> 00:49:53.220
  • THESE ARE THE EVIDENCES THAT GOD
  • 00:49:53.220 --> 00:49:55.100
  • IS IN THE PROCESS.
  • 00:49:55.100 --> 00:49:57.210
  • FOR EXAMPLE, I'VE BEEN AT SONY
  • 00:49:57.260 --> 00:50:00.260
  • AS AN EXECUTIVE FOR JUST ABOUT
  • 00:50:00.260 --> 00:50:01.280
  • 9 YEARS.
  • 00:50:01.280 --> 00:50:04.020
  • GOD SPOKE TO MY GUT THAT IT WAS
  • 00:50:04.020 --> 00:50:05.050
  • TIME TO LEAVE SONY.
  • 00:50:05.050 --> 00:50:06.260
  • NOW, DO YOU KNOW WHEN HE SPOKE
  • 00:50:06.260 --> 00:50:07.170
  • TO MY GUT TO TELL ME THAT?
  • 00:50:07.170 --> 00:50:10.050
  • WHEN "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL" CAME
  • 00:50:10.050 --> 00:50:10.260
  • OUT.
  • 00:50:10.260 --> 00:50:11.070
  • "HEAVEN IS FOR REAL" WAS A MOVIE
  • 00:50:11.070 --> 00:50:11.290
  • I WORKED ON.
  • 00:50:11.290 --> 00:50:13.030
  • WE MADE THAT MOVIE FOR $15
  • 00:50:13.030 --> 00:50:13.250
  • MILLION.
  • 00:50:13.250 --> 00:50:14.150
  • IT DID $30 MILLION IN THE FIRST
  • 00:50:14.150 --> 00:50:15.140
  • 5 DAYS.
  • 00:50:15.140 --> 00:50:16.220
  • TWO DAYS AFTER THE MOVIE OPENED,
  • 00:50:16.220 --> 00:50:18.060
  • GOD HAD ME IN THE CHAIRMAN'S
  • 00:50:18.060 --> 00:50:20.290
  • OFFICE, AND SHE SAID TO ME, "WE
  • 00:50:20.290 --> 00:50:21.260
  • WANNA PROMOTE YOU.
  • 00:50:21.260 --> 00:50:23.110
  • WE WANNA GIVE YOU MORE MONEY."
  • 00:50:23.110 --> 00:50:25.020
  • GOD SAID, "QUIT." I SAID, "LORD,
  • 00:50:25.020 --> 00:50:26.110
  • ARE YOU CRAZY?"
  • 00:50:26.110 --> 00:50:27.140
  • HE SAID, "NOW IS THE TIME."
  • 00:50:27.140 --> 00:50:28.040
  • - SAMUEL: THAT MAKES NO SENSE,
  • 00:50:28.040 --> 00:50:28.260
  • DEVON.
  • 00:50:28.260 --> 00:50:29.050
  • - DEVON: IT MAKES NO SENSE.
  • 00:50:29.050 --> 00:50:30.020
  • THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW IT'S GOD
  • 00:50:30.020 --> 00:50:30.220
  • BECAUSE IT DEFIED THE FACTS.
  • 00:50:31.080 --> 00:50:34.080
  • HE SAID, "QUIT," AND HE SAID,
  • 00:50:34.080 --> 00:50:34.290
  • "IT'S TIME TO START YOUR
  • 00:50:34.290 --> 00:50:35.170
  • COMPANY." SO IN THAT MOMENT,
  • 00:50:35.170 --> 00:50:36.070
  • WHEN SHE SAID SHE WANTED TO GIVE
  • 00:50:36.070 --> 00:50:37.090
  • ME MORE MONEY, MORE TITLE, MORE
  • 00:50:37.090 --> 00:50:38.200
  • STATURE, I SAID, "THANK YOU, BUT
  • 00:50:38.200 --> 00:50:40.060
  • I TURN IT ALL DOWN.
  • 00:50:40.060 --> 00:50:42.110
  • IT'S TIME FOR ME TO QUIT, AND AS
  • 00:50:42.110 --> 00:50:43.210
  • A MATTER OF FACT, IT'S TIME FOR
  • 00:50:43.210 --> 00:50:45.110
  • ME TO START MY COMPANY,
  • 00:50:45.110 --> 00:50:46.150
  • FRANKLIN ENTERTAINMENT.
  • 00:50:46.150 --> 00:50:47.170
  • FROM DAY ONE THAT I CAME INTO
  • 00:50:47.170 --> 00:50:49.010
  • HOLLYWOOD, I KNEW I WAS SUPPOSED
  • 00:50:49.010 --> 00:50:50.030
  • TO BE A PRODUCER, AND NOW IS THE
  • 00:50:50.030 --> 00:50:51.060
  • TIME TO START THE COMPANY.
  • 00:50:51.060 --> 00:50:52.120
  • OH, AND HERE'S ONE OTHER THING:
  • 00:50:52.120 --> 00:50:53.250
  • I WANT YOU TO FUND IT." THE
  • 00:50:53.250 --> 00:50:55.150
  • BIBLE SAYS WE HAVE NOT BECAUSE
  • 00:50:55.150 --> 00:50:57.170
  • WE ASK NOT.
  • 00:50:57.170 --> 00:50:59.010
  • "LIFE AND DEATH ARE IN THE POWER
  • 00:50:59.010 --> 00:50:59.230
  • OF THE TONGUE," SO I ASKED HER
  • 00:50:59.230 --> 00:51:00.190
  • FOR WHAT GOD TOLD ME TO ASK, AND
  • 00:51:00.190 --> 00:51:01.250
  • GUESS WHAT SHE SAID?
  • 00:51:01.250 --> 00:51:03.040
  • "YES." NOW, HERE'S THE STORY:
  • 00:51:03.220 --> 00:51:06.220
  • SHE SAID, "YES." IT TOOK US
  • 00:51:06.220 --> 00:51:08.020
  • MONTHS TO NEGOTIATE THE DEAL.
  • 00:51:08.020 --> 00:51:08.260
  • BY THE TIME THE DEAL WAS DONE,
  • 00:51:08.260 --> 00:51:10.050
  • ALL OF THE SONY COMPUTERS GOT
  • 00:51:10.050 --> 00:51:12.150
  • HACKED BY NORTH KOREA, AND ALL
  • 00:51:12.150 --> 00:51:13.210
  • THIS INFORMATION GOT OUT INTO
  • 00:51:13.210 --> 00:51:15.250
  • THE PUBLIC, AND AS A RESULT, THE
  • 00:51:15.250 --> 00:51:17.040
  • CHAIRMAN ENDED UP LOSING HER
  • 00:51:17.040 --> 00:51:18.060
  • JOB.
  • 00:51:18.060 --> 00:51:18.280
  • IF I HAD WAITED AND NOT ACTED ON
  • 00:51:18.280 --> 00:51:21.200
  • WHAT GOD SPOKE TO MY GUT, I
  • 00:51:21.200 --> 00:51:23.160
  • WOULD'VE MISSED THE WINDOW OF
  • 00:51:23.160 --> 00:51:25.040
  • OPPORTUNITY.
  • 00:51:25.040 --> 00:51:26.150
  • WHY?
  • 00:51:26.150 --> 00:51:27.030
  • BECAUSE THE PERSON THAT WAS IN
  • 00:51:27.030 --> 00:51:28.140
  • POSITION TO HOLD THE WINDOW OPEN
  • 00:51:28.140 --> 00:51:29.270
  • WOULD HAVE NO LONGER BEEN IN
  • 00:51:29.270 --> 00:51:31.270
  • THAT POSITION, AND AS A RESULT,
  • 00:51:31.270 --> 00:51:32.280
  • THE WINDOW WOULD'VE SHUT.
  • 00:51:32.280 --> 00:51:34.170
  • THIS IS WHY, WHEN YOU HAVE A
  • 00:51:34.170 --> 00:51:35.180
  • FEELING FROM GOD, YOU GOTTA GO
  • 00:51:35.180 --> 00:51:36.180
  • FOR IT.
  • 00:51:36.180 --> 00:51:37.100
  • - SAMUEL: PERFECT TIMING.
  • 00:51:37.100 --> 00:51:38.040
  • SO YOU SHOULDN'T HESITATE.
  • 00:51:38.040 --> 00:51:39.270
  • THE MOMENT GOD SPEAKS TO YOUR
  • 00:51:39.270 --> 00:51:41.090
  • GUT, TO YOUR SPIRIT MAN, GO.
  • 00:51:41.090 --> 00:51:42.270
  • - DEVON: DO IT.
  • 00:51:42.270 --> 00:51:43.110
  • - SAMUEL: NO HESITATION.
  • 00:51:43.110 --> 00:51:44.000
  • - DEVON: NONE.
  • 00:51:44.000 --> 00:51:44.150
  • - SAMUEL: NO AMBIGUITY.
  • 00:51:44.150 --> 00:51:45.040
  • - DEVON: NO.
  • 00:51:45.040 --> 00:51:45.210
  • - SAMUEL: GRAB A HOLD OF IT.
  • 00:51:45.210 --> 00:51:46.210
  • - DEVON: THAT'S IT.
  • 00:51:46.210 --> 00:51:47.100
  • - SAMUEL: TAKE IT.
  • 00:51:47.100 --> 00:51:48.000
  • - DEVON: THERE IT IS.
  • 00:51:48.000 --> 00:51:48.170
  • - SAMUEL: AND HERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:51:48.170 --> 00:51:49.190
  • - DEVON: ONE STEP AT A TIME.
  • 00:51:49.190 --> 00:51:50.110
  • - SAMUEL: AND HERE YOU ARE--
  • 00:51:50.110 --> 00:51:51.190
  • - DEVON: HERE WE ARE.
  • 00:51:51.190 --> 00:51:52.280
  • - SAMUEL: -- SHIFTING THE
  • 00:51:52.280 --> 00:51:53.170
  • CULTURE--
  • 00:51:53.170 --> 00:51:53.290
  • - DEVON: THERE WE GO.
  • 00:51:53.290 --> 00:51:54.160
  • - SAMUEL: -- TOWARDS
  • 00:51:54.160 --> 00:51:55.030
  • RIGHTEOUSNESS, LIFTING UP JESUS.
  • 00:51:55.030 --> 00:51:55.250
  • A PRODUCER, A CEO, A PASTOR, A
  • 00:51:55.250 --> 00:51:57.060
  • PREACHER-- WHAT'S NEXT FOR
  • 00:51:57.060 --> 00:51:59.210
  • DEVON FRANKLIN?
  • 00:51:59.210 --> 00:52:02.080
  • - DEVON: OH, THE WORLD!
  • 00:52:02.080 --> 00:52:04.070
  • I BELIEVE GOD IS JUST ELEVATING
  • 00:52:07.090 --> 00:52:08.010
  • A PLATFORM BECAUSE ONE OF THE
  • 00:52:08.010 --> 00:52:08.230
  • THINGS THAT I WANNA DO IS I WANT
  • 00:52:08.230 --> 00:52:10.070
  • TO MAKE A LIVING FROM MY VOICE
  • 00:52:10.130 --> 00:52:13.130
  • BY BEING ABLE TO USE TELEVISION
  • 00:52:13.130 --> 00:52:15.220
  • AS A MEDIUM TO INSPIRE AND BRING
  • 00:52:15.220 --> 00:52:17.120
  • PEOPLE HOPE ON A MORE CONSISTENT
  • 00:52:17.120 --> 00:52:18.080
  • AND GOD, I BELIEVE, IS OPENING
  • 00:52:20.150 --> 00:52:22.080
  • THAT DOOR.
  • 00:52:22.080 --> 00:52:23.050
  • WHAT THAT'S GONNA LOOK LIKE, I
  • 00:52:23.050 --> 00:52:23.260
  • DON'T KNOW, BUT, FOR ME, THAT'S
  • 00:52:23.260 --> 00:52:24.180
  • WHAT'S NEXT IN ORDER TO BE ABLE
  • 00:52:24.180 --> 00:52:27.040
  • TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS DAY IN
  • 00:52:27.040 --> 00:52:29.040
  • AND DAY OUT BECAUSE THE WORLD
  • 00:52:29.040 --> 00:52:29.250
  • NEEDS HOPE, THE WORLD NEEDS GOD,
  • 00:52:29.250 --> 00:52:31.150
  • THE WORLD NEEDS JESUS, YET
  • 00:52:31.150 --> 00:52:32.050
  • SOMETIMES THEY MAY NOT ACTUALLY
  • 00:52:32.050 --> 00:52:34.270
  • GET HIM UNTIL WE ARTICULATE THE
  • 00:52:34.270 --> 00:52:37.170
  • VALUE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO SERVE
  • 00:52:37.170 --> 00:52:39.060
  • HIM BY THE LIFESTYLE THAT WE
  • 00:52:39.060 --> 00:52:41.170
  • LIVE.
  • 00:52:41.170 --> 00:52:42.020
  • - SAMUEL: I WANNA MAKE THIS
  • 00:52:42.020 --> 00:52:44.110
  • CLEAR RIGHT NOW: THROUGHOUT THE
  • 00:52:44.110 --> 00:52:45.250
  • ENTIRE TIME THAT WE HAVE SOMEHOW
  • 00:52:45.250 --> 00:52:47.200
  • EXPOSED THE REALITY THAT GOD IS
  • 00:52:47.200 --> 00:52:49.100
  • NOT DONE WITH ENGAGING CONTENT
  • 00:52:49.100 --> 00:52:51.290
  • AND PEOPLE FOR THE PURPOSE OF
  • 00:52:51.290 --> 00:52:53.130
  • BEING LIGHT, BEING SALT, AND
  • 00:52:53.130 --> 00:52:55.000
  • CHANGING THE WORLD WITH LOVE AND
  • 00:52:55.000 --> 00:52:56.260
  • GRACE, AND TRUTH AND HOPE,
  • 00:52:56.260 --> 00:52:58.080
  • HERE'S THE QUESTION THAT'S BEEN
  • 00:52:58.080 --> 00:52:59.280
  • PERMEATING AND JUST COMING OUT
  • 00:52:59.280 --> 00:53:01.150
  • OF MY BEING OUT OF HEARING DEVON
  • 00:53:01.150 --> 00:53:02.110
  • SPEAK.
  • 00:53:02.160 --> 00:53:05.160
  • THE QUESTION IS "ARE YOU READY?"
  • 00:53:05.160 --> 00:53:06.080
  • ARE YOU READY?
  • 00:53:06.080 --> 00:53:06.210
  • YOU ALLUDED TO PREPARATION, WHAT
  • 00:53:09.020 --> 00:53:11.080
  • I WOULD DEEM AS PREPARATION
  • 00:53:11.080 --> 00:53:12.080
  • ARE YOU READY?
  • 00:53:15.290 --> 00:53:17.030
  • ARE YOU READY FOR WHAT YOU'RE
  • 00:53:17.030 --> 00:53:17.250
  • ASKING GOD FOR?
  • 00:53:17.250 --> 00:53:19.160
  • IS YOUR PRAYER LIFE READY?
  • 00:53:19.160 --> 00:53:20.050
  • ARE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS READY?
  • 00:53:20.050 --> 00:53:21.180
  • IS YOUR INTEGRITY READY?
  • 00:53:21.180 --> 00:53:22.280
  • IS YOUR CHARACTER READY?
  • 00:53:22.280 --> 00:53:24.080
  • ARE YOUR FINANCES READY?
  • 00:53:24.080 --> 00:53:25.270
  • IS YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH, MENTAL
  • 00:53:25.270 --> 00:53:27.140
  • HEALTH-- ARE YOU READY?
  • 00:53:27.140 --> 00:53:29.130
  • IS YOUR ATMOSPHERE READY FOR
  • 00:53:29.130 --> 00:53:30.240
  • WHAT YOU'RE ASKING GOD FOR?
  • 00:53:30.240 --> 00:53:32.160
  • IS YOUR WINESKIN READY FOR THE
  • 00:53:32.160 --> 00:53:34.190
  • WINE THAT YOU'RE ASKING FOR?
  • 00:53:34.190 --> 00:53:35.190
  • ARE YOU READY?
  • 00:53:35.190 --> 00:53:36.080
  • ANOTHER ELEMENT THAT CAME OUT OF
  • 00:53:36.080 --> 00:53:38.230
  • DEVON'S TESTIMONY, HIS PERSONAL
  • 00:53:38.230 --> 00:53:41.040
  • NARRATIVE, FROM THE AGE OF 18
  • 00:53:41.040 --> 00:53:42.250
  • YEARS OF AGE, ALL THE WAY TO
  • 00:53:42.250 --> 00:53:45.110
  • NOW, THIS IDEA OF FAITH AND
  • 00:53:45.110 --> 00:53:47.190
  • WORKS.
  • 00:53:47.190 --> 00:53:48.180
  • - DEVON: YES.
  • 00:53:48.180 --> 00:53:49.290
  • - SAMUEL: FAITH AND WORKS-- AND
  • 00:53:49.290 --> 00:53:50.210
  • THERE WAS A PHRASE THAT I
  • 00:53:50.210 --> 00:53:52.160
  • CAPTURED QUICKLY AS YOU TALKED
  • 00:53:52.160 --> 00:53:55.070
  • ABOUT THE DIFFERENT MOMENTS AND
  • 00:53:55.070 --> 00:53:56.190
  • OBSTACLES ABOUT GETTING YOURSELF
  • 00:53:56.190 --> 00:53:58.130
  • UP AND MAKING THINGS HAPPEN.
  • 00:53:58.130 --> 00:54:00.290
  • IN ACTS CHAPTER 9, VERSE 8, THE
  • 00:54:00.290 --> 00:54:01.220
  • BIBLE SAYS THAT SAUL PICKED
  • 00:54:01.220 --> 00:54:03.080
  • HIMSELF UP WHEN HE WAS BLINDED
  • 00:54:03.080 --> 00:54:04.250
  • ON HIS ROAD TO DAMASCUS.
  • 00:54:04.250 --> 00:54:06.140
  • IT SAYS THAT HE PICKED HIMSELF
  • 00:54:06.140 --> 00:54:07.290
  • UP.
  • 00:54:07.290 --> 00:54:08.140
  • WATCH: PICKING YOURSELF UP.
  • 00:54:08.140 --> 00:54:10.190
  • SOMETIMES THERE'S NO ONE AROUND
  • 00:54:10.190 --> 00:54:12.280
  • YOU TO PICK YOU UP.
  • 00:54:12.280 --> 00:54:13.150
  • SOMEHOW YOU NEED TO JUST--
  • 00:54:13.150 --> 00:54:15.060
  • THERE'S NO ONE AROUND TO
  • 00:54:15.060 --> 00:54:16.150
  • PROPHESY, TO GIVE YOU A WORD.
  • 00:54:16.150 --> 00:54:18.280
  • YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO LAY HANDS
  • 00:54:18.280 --> 00:54:20.240
  • ON YOURSELF, GIVE YOURSELF A
  • 00:54:20.240 --> 00:54:21.230
  • WORD.
  • 00:54:21.230 --> 00:54:23.170
  • TODAY, PICK YOURSELF UP BECAUSE
  • 00:54:23.170 --> 00:54:25.070
  • WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU IS
  • 00:54:25.070 --> 00:54:26.030
  • ABSOLUTELY GREAT.
  • 00:54:26.030 --> 00:54:27.160
  • DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU'VE BEEN
  • 00:54:27.160 --> 00:54:28.250
  • THROUGH.
  • 00:54:28.250 --> 00:54:29.080
  • EVERYTHING YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH
  • 00:54:29.080 --> 00:54:30.010
  • SPEAKS AT THIS HOUR.
  • 00:54:30.010 --> 00:54:32.020
  • IT'S FORTHCOMING.
  • 00:54:32.020 --> 00:54:32.170
  • THE ENEMY HAS BEEN ATTACKING YOU
  • 00:54:32.170 --> 00:54:33.270
  • NOT BECAUSE OF THE FOOLISH
  • 00:54:33.270 --> 00:54:34.160
  • THINGS YOU DID IN YOUR PAST, BUT
  • 00:54:34.160 --> 00:54:35.080
  • BECAUSE OF THE GLORIOUS THINGS
  • 00:54:35.080 --> 00:54:36.270
  • YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE IN YOUR
  • 00:54:36.270 --> 00:54:37.250
  • FUTURE.
  • 00:54:37.250 --> 00:54:38.080
  • THIS YOUNG, AMAZING
  • 00:54:38.080 --> 00:54:41.060
  • ENTREPRENEUR, CREATIVE,
  • 00:54:41.060 --> 00:54:42.240
  • ANOINTED, GIFTED MAN IS CHANGING
  • 00:54:42.240 --> 00:54:45.180
  • THE WORLD BECAUSE HE'S DRIVEN.
  • 00:54:45.260 --> 00:54:48.260
  • HE'S DRIVEN BY THE HOPE THAT
  • 00:54:48.260 --> 00:54:50.120
  • THIS CHRIST THING IS NOT A
  • 00:54:50.120 --> 00:54:52.050
  • RELIGION.
  • 00:54:52.050 --> 00:54:52.200
  • IT'S A REALITY.
  • 00:54:52.200 --> 00:54:54.160
  • YOU HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH
  • 00:54:54.160 --> 00:54:55.060
  • JESUS THAT DRIVES YOU TO DO
  • 00:54:55.060 --> 00:54:57.110
  • EVERYTHING YOU DO AND MAKES YOU
  • 00:54:57.110 --> 00:54:58.200
  • WHO YOU ARE, AND NOW YOU WANNA
  • 00:54:58.200 --> 00:55:00.100
  • SHARE THAT REALITY WITH THE
  • 00:55:00.100 --> 00:55:02.050
  • WORLD.
  • 00:55:02.050 --> 00:55:02.170
  • - DEVON: ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:55:02.170 --> 00:55:03.040
  • - SAMUEL: GIVE ONE MORE WORD,
  • 00:55:03.040 --> 00:55:03.280
  • DEVON, OUT OF YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR
  • 00:55:03.280 --> 00:55:04.260
  • OBSTACLES, YOUR SUCCESSES.
  • 00:55:04.260 --> 00:55:06.290
  • SPEAK RIGHT NOW THE UNLEASHING
  • 00:55:06.290 --> 00:55:08.000
  • OF THAT ANOINTING.
  • 00:55:08.000 --> 00:55:10.150
  • TELL 'EM ABOUT YOUR DREAM AND
  • 00:55:10.150 --> 00:55:11.120
  • YOUR DESTINY.
  • 00:55:11.120 --> 00:55:12.080
  • - DEVON: YES, YES.
  • 00:55:12.080 --> 00:55:13.200
  • I BELIEVE THAT OUR LIFE IS GOD'S
  • 00:55:13.200 --> 00:55:15.200
  • GIFT TO US, AND WHAT WE DO WITH
  • 00:55:15.200 --> 00:55:17.080
  • IT IS OUR GIFT BACK TO GOD, SO
  • 00:55:17.080 --> 00:55:19.150
  • IN ORDER TO GIVE GOD THE VERY
  • 00:55:19.150 --> 00:55:21.080
  • BEST GIFT, DO YOURSELF A FAVOR.
  • 00:55:21.090 --> 00:55:24.090
  • PLEASE DON'T SPEND YOUR NIGHTS
  • 00:55:24.090 --> 00:55:26.150
  • CRYING IN DEPRESSION.
  • 00:55:26.150 --> 00:55:28.060
  • PLEASE DON'T GET UP IN DOUBT.
  • 00:55:28.250 --> 00:55:31.250
  • I WANT YOU TO GET UP IN FAITH.
  • 00:55:31.250 --> 00:55:32.210
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE GOD YOU
  • 00:55:32.210 --> 00:55:34.200
  • SERVE HAS ALREADY GONE BEFORE
  • 00:55:34.200 --> 00:55:35.250
  • YOU AND ALREADY REPAIRED THE
  • 00:55:35.250 --> 00:55:37.060
  • WAY.
  • 00:55:37.060 --> 00:55:37.280
  • I WANT YOU TO HAVE A SPIRIT OF
  • 00:55:37.280 --> 00:55:39.090
  • EXCELLENCE.
  • 00:55:39.090 --> 00:55:40.000
  • I WANT YOU TO HAVE A
  • 00:55:40.000 --> 00:55:41.090
  • DETERMINATION TO BE GREAT, AND I
  • 00:55:41.090 --> 00:55:42.200
  • WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT IT'S
  • 00:55:42.200 --> 00:55:43.290
  • ACHIEVABLE.
  • 00:55:43.290 --> 00:55:44.280
  • WHATEVER INDUSTRY YOU MAY BE IN,
  • 00:55:44.280 --> 00:55:46.130
  • SOAK UP THE KNOWLEDGE OF THIS
  • 00:55:46.130 --> 00:55:48.060
  • INDUSTRY, UNDERSTAND WHAT MAKES
  • 00:55:48.060 --> 00:55:50.060
  • IT WORK, GO IN THERE AND LEARN
  • 00:55:50.060 --> 00:55:52.170
  • EVERY SINGLE DAY WHAT IS
  • 00:55:53.030 --> 00:55:56.030
  • REQUIRED FOR YOU TO DO WHAT GOD
  • 00:55:56.030 --> 00:55:56.250
  • HAS CALLED YOU TO DO, AND THEN,
  • 00:55:56.250 --> 00:55:58.060
  • WHEN YOU HAVE WORKED YOUR HEART
  • 00:55:58.060 --> 00:55:59.240
  • OUT, I WANT YOU TO STEP BACK AND
  • 00:55:59.240 --> 00:56:01.260
  • LET GOD DO THE REST.
  • 00:56:01.260 --> 00:56:03.230
  • TOO OFTEN, WE GET FRUSTRATED
  • 00:56:03.230 --> 00:56:05.070
  • 'CAUSE WE'RE TRYING TO DO GOD'S
  • 00:56:05.070 --> 00:56:06.030
  • WORK FOR HIM.
  • 00:56:06.030 --> 00:56:07.240
  • ALL HE WANTS US TO DO IS TO DO
  • 00:56:07.240 --> 00:56:09.130
  • OUR BEST AND KNOW THAT HE IS
  • 00:56:09.130 --> 00:56:10.230
  • GONNA TAKE CARE OF THE REST.
  • 00:56:10.230 --> 00:56:13.010
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT GOD HAS
  • 00:56:13.010 --> 00:56:13.230
  • ALREADY GONE BEFORE YOU.
  • 00:56:13.230 --> 00:56:15.000
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOUR DREAM IS
  • 00:56:15.000 --> 00:56:16.000
  • ALREADY MANIFESTED, AND YOU MAY
  • 00:56:16.000 --> 00:56:18.140
  • NEVER KNOW THE IMPACT IN THE
  • 00:56:18.140 --> 00:56:20.030
  • POWER OF YOUR DREAM UNTIL YOU
  • 00:56:20.030 --> 00:56:21.250
  • GET TO HEAVEN TO SEE HOW MANY
  • 00:56:21.250 --> 00:56:23.000
  • PEOPLE WILL BE REACHED AS A
  • 00:56:23.000 --> 00:56:24.120
  • RESULT OF YOUR OBEDIENCE, YOUR
  • 00:56:24.120 --> 00:56:26.190
  • FAITH, AND YOUR DETERMINATION.
  • 00:56:26.190 --> 00:56:27.100
  • GO FOR IT.
  • 00:56:27.100 --> 00:56:28.160
  • IT'S ALREADY YOURS.
  • 00:56:28.160 --> 00:56:30.220
  • - SAMUEL: YOUR DESTINY'S ALIVE.
  • 00:56:30.220 --> 00:56:31.160
  • YOUR DREAM IS ALIVE.
  • 00:56:31.160 --> 00:56:33.070
  • GOD'S PURPOSE IN YOUR LIFE IS
  • 00:56:33.070 --> 00:56:34.130
  • ALIVE AND WELL.
  • 00:56:34.130 --> 00:56:36.040
  • HE'S NOT DONE WITH YOU YET.
  • 00:56:36.040 --> 00:56:37.010
  • GREATER THINGS ARE YET TO COME
  • 00:56:37.010 --> 00:56:39.270
  • FOR CHRIST, IN CHRIST, IN THE
  • 00:56:39.270 --> 00:56:42.210
  • NAME OF JESUS, AND TOGETHER,
  • 00:56:42.210 --> 00:56:44.180
  • DEVON, IN THE NAME OF CHRIST,
  • 00:56:44.180 --> 00:56:45.100
  • WE'RE GONNA DO ONE THING: WE'RE
  • 00:56:45.100 --> 00:56:46.280
  • GONNA CHANGE THE WORLD.
  • 00:56:46.280 --> 00:56:48.250
  • - DEVON: YES.
  • 00:56:48.250 --> 00:56:49.220
  • - SAMUEL: GOD BLESS YOU, MY
  • 00:56:49.220 --> 00:56:50.130
  • MAN.
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  • - DEVON: GOD BLESS YOU, MAN.
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  • - SAMUEL: BLESS YOU.
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  • GOD BLESS YOU.
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  • - DEVON: LOVE YOU, MAN.
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  • [MUSIC]
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