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Praise | October 24, 2017

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October 24, 2017
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Matt & Laurie Crouch host Joel & Victoria Osteen and Craig Johnson.

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Praise | October 24, 2017

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  • MUSIC
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  • - FEMALE ANNOUNCER: COMING UP
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  • ON PRAISE.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: OUR GUESTS ALL
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  • HOUR TODAY,
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  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN!
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: COME ON!
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  • - MATT: COME ON, JOEL.
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  • [CHEERS & APPLAUSE]
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: THANK YOU.
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  • - FEMALE ANNOUNCER: HERE TO
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  • TALK ABOUT HIS LATEST BOOK.
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  • - MATT: "BLESSED IN THE
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  • DARKNESS."
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  • - JOEL OSTEEN: I'VE LEARNED
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  • THAT THERE ARE BLESSINGS
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  • THAT COME FROM DIFFICULT TIMES.
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  • - MATT: HOUSTON JUST HAD THE
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  • BIGGEST STORM IN THE
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  • HISTORY OF AMERICA.
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  • - FEMALE ANNOUNCER: JOEL
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  • ADDRESSES HURRICANE
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  • HARVEY'S IMPACT ON HOUSTON.
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  • - JOEL: I'VE BEEN THERE MY
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  • WHOLE LIFE.
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  • NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
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  • IT'S BEEN SO DIVISIVE IN OUR
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  • NATION.
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  • AND SOMETIMES GOD CAN USE A
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  • STORM LIKE THIS TO BRING PEOPLE
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  • - FEMALE ANNOUNCER: AND
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  • FINALLY, HEARTFELT AND
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  • INSPIRATIONAL STORIES ABOUT HOPE
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  • YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS.
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  • - MATT: THE PRAISE PROGRAM
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  • COMES TO YOU TODAY FROM
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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
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  • WE WELCOME YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE
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  • WATCHING AROUND THE WORLD.
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  • WE HAVE AN ENTIRE AUDIENCE THAT
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  • IS BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS.
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  • NO MATTER WHAT,
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  • WE CAN BE BLESSED IN THE
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  • IT IS OUR PRIVILEGE TO INTRODUCE
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  • OUR GUEST ALL HOUR TODAY.
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  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN, COME
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  • ON, JOEL.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • [CHEERS & APPLAUSE]
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  • - JOEL: THANK YOU.
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  • - MATT: WHAT ARE WE TALKING
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  • ABOUT TODAY?
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  • - JOEL: MY NEW BOOK IS CALLED
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  • "BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS,"
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  • HOW ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER
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  • FOR YOUR GOOD.
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  • YOU KNOW, MATT AND LAURIE, A LOT
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  • OF TIMES WE THINK OF BLESSINGS
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  • WHEN WE GET PROMOTED.
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  • WE HAVE A BABY, WE MOVE INTO A
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  • NEW HOUSE, THOSE ARE CERTAINLY
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  • BLESSINGS, BUT I'VE LEARNED THAT
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  • THERE ARE BLESSINGS THAT COME
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  • REALLY, I'VE LEARNED THAT YOU
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  • DON'T GROW AS MUCH IN THE GOOD
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  • TIMES.
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  • I THINK OF IT LIKE A SEED.
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  • YOU CAN TAKE A SEED AND HAVE IT
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  • ON A SHELF FOR ALL OF ITS LIFE
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  • AND IT WILL NEVER BECOME WHAT IT
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  • WAS CREATED TO BE.
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  • BUT THAT SEED, HAS TO BE PLANTED
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  • IN THE GROUND.
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  • IT HAS TO BE COVERED.
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  • IT IS IN THE DARK.
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  • IT HAS TO BE COVERED.
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  • YOU THINK IF YOU ARE THE SEED,
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  • YOU THINK, MAN, I DON'T WANT TO
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  • BE IN THE GROUND.
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  • I DON'T WANT PEOPLE WALKING ON
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  • ME.
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  • IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE.
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  • IT IS DARK.
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  • BUT THAT SEED WILL NEVER BECOME,
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  • IT WILL NEVER SEE THE LIFE GOD
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  • PUT IT IN WITHOUT GOING THROUGH
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  • THE TIME WHERE IT CAN GERMINATE
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  • AND GROW.
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  • I THINK THAT-- I DON'T THINK, I
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  • KNOW, WE ALL HAVE SEEDS OF
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  • GREATNESS ON THE INSIDE,
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  • POTENTIAL AND GIFTS.
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  • AND IDEAS AND CREATIVITY.
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  • BUT I THINK SOMETIMES WHAT
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  • DISCOURAGES US IS WOW!
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  • BUT IT IS A DIFFICULT TIME, IT
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  • IS NOT WORKING OUT.
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  • MY DREAM IS NOT HAPPENING THE
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  • WAY I THOUGHT.
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  • AND IN THAT DARKNESS WE DON'T
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  • REALIZE IT IS ALL PART OF THE
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  • PROCESS.
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  • WE ARE ABOUT TO GERMINATE.
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  • THE BOOK IS ABOUT KEEPING A GOOD
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  • ATTITUDE AND REALIZING EVEN
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  • TIMES WE DON'T UNDERSTAND IT,
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  • GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THE
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  • SCENES.
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  • HE IS DIRECTING.
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  • HE IS ORCHESTRATING OUR STEPS.
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  • I'VE LEARNED IN MY OWN LIFE, WE
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  • SAY GOD'S DIRECTING OUR STEPS
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  • GOD DOES NOT ALWAYS TAKE US FROM
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  • A., TO B., TO C., TO D., TO E.
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  • IT IS NOT ALWAYS IN A PERFECT
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  • LINE.
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  • I THINK OF IT EVEN LIKE A
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  • STEPPING-STONE, IF YOU WERE
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  • GOING FROM HERE TO 50 FEET AN I
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  • WAY, THOSE STEPPING STONES MAY
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  • BE CURVED.
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  • THERE MAY BE A POINT YOU ARE
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  • GOING THE WRONG WAY.
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  • IF YOU STOPPED AT ONE OF THOSE
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  • STEPPING STONES YOU THINK, GOD,
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  • I'M SUPPOSED TO BE GOING THAT
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  • WAY BUT I'M GOING THAT WAY.
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  • BUT YOU HAVE TO REALIZE, GOD IS
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  • STILL DIRECTING YOUR STEPS, IT
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  • MAY NOT BE THE WAY YOU THINK.
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  • AGAIN, THE BOOK IS ABOUT
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  • TRUSTING GOD WHEN LIFE DOES NOT
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  • MAKE SENSE.
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  • AND JUST BELIEVING THAT EVEN IN
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  • THE TIMES WE ARE UNCOMFORTABLE,
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  • EVEN IN THE TIMES WE DON'T LIKE,
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  • THAT GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL,
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  • THAT HE STILL KNOWS HOW TO GET
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  • I THINK ABOUT JOSEPH.
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  • JOSEPH FOR 13 YEARS HE HAD
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  • NEGATIVE THINGS HAPPEN TO HIM.
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  • GOD GAVE HIM A DREAM.
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  • I KNOW WE ALL HAVE DREAMS, WE
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  • HAVE GOALS.
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  • GOD SHOWED HIM HOW HE WOULD BE A
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  • LEADER.
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  • BUT, YOU KNOW, IT DID NOT HAPPEN
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  • THE WAY HE THOUGHT.
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  • HIS BROTHERS BETRAYED HIM.
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  • SOLD INTO SLAVERY, FALSELY
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  • ACCUSED.
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  • PUT INTO PRISON FOR SOMETHING HE
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  • DIDN'T DO.
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  • YOU THINK ABOUT 13 YEARS GOD WAS
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  • DIRECTING HIS STEPS, BUT IF YOU
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  • ASKED JOSEPH, HE WOULD SAY, GOD,
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  • YOU ARE TAKING ME THE WRONG WAY.
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  • YOU SAID I WAS GOING TO DO ALL
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  • THESE OTHER THINGS.
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  • WELL, IF YOU STAY IN FAITH, IF
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  • YOU KEEP BEING FAITHFUL RIGHT
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  • WHERE YOU ARE, KEEP BEING YOUR
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  • BEST, TRUSTING GOD IS IN
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  • CONTROL, EVEN IN THOSE DIFFICULT
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  • TIMES, NOT ONLY ARE YOU GROWING,
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  • NOT ONLY ARE YOU PROVING TO GOD
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  • YOU ARE ABLE TO HANDLE WHERE HE
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  • IS TAKING YOU BUT GOD WILL GET
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  • YOU TO WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO
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  • BE.
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  • I MEAN, GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • YOU KNOW, PEOPLE DON'T DETERMINE
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  • YOUR DESTINY.
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  • GOD DETERMINES YOUR DESTINY.
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  • PROMOTION DOES NOT COME FROM
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  • PEOPLE, IT COMES FROM THE LORD.
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  • I LEARNED IN MY OWN LIFE,
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  • SOMETIMES, MATT, WE WERE TALKING
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  • EARLIER MAYBE LAST NIGHT ABOUT
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  • WITHOUT JUDAS, WE WOULD NOT HAVE
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  • SALVATION, IN A SENSE, BECAUSE
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  • JUDAS' BETRAYALS WERE A PART
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  • OF JESUS' DESTINY.
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  • SO SOMETIMES WE THINK GOD, I
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  • WANT MY DESTINY, BUT I DON'T
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  • WANT THE BETRAYAL.
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  • I DON'T WANT THE PEOPLE AGAINST
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  • ME.
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  • I DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN.
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  • BUT, YOU KNOW, WE WOULD LOVE
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  • LIFE TO BE ALL PERFECT AND NEVER
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  • CHALLENGES BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT
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  • LIFE IS ALL ABOUT.
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  • IN LIFE WE WILL HAVE
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  • DIFFICULTIES BUT BE OF GOOD
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  • CHEER, KNOW THAT GOD IS STILL ON
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  • THE THRONE, BE ABLE TO TRUST HIM
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  • IN THE GOOD TIMES AND TRUST HIM
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  • IN THE DIFFICULT TIMES.
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  • [APPLAUSE]
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  • YOU KNOW, MATT, I LOOK OVER
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  • MY OWN LIFE AND "BLESSED IN THE
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  • DARKNESS" BECAUSE IT KIND OF
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  • SOUNDS ODD, NOT BLESSED IN
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  • THE DARKNESS, BUT YOU THINK
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  • WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE,
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  • I WILL FINISH WITH THIS
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  • ILLUSTRATION, MATT, WHEN MY
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  • FATHER WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD,
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  • I WORKED WITH HIM 17 YEARS,
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  • OUTSIDE OF VICTORIA AND MY KIDS,
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  • HE WAS MY BEST FRIEND.
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  • TRAVELED THE WORLD TOGETHER.
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  • WHEN MY DAD SUDDENLY HAD THAT
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  • HEART ATTACK IN 1999, I THOUGHT
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  • THAT WAS THE WORST TIME IN MY
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  • IN A SENSE I STILL MISS MY DAD
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  • WITH ALL RESPECT TO HIM, HERE IS
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  • WHAT I WANTED TO SAY, WHAT I
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  • THOUGHT WOULD BE THE DARKEST
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  • TIME OF MY LIFE, IT LAUNCHED ME
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  • INTO ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST TIMES
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  • OF MY LIFE.
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  • IT LAUNCHED ME INTO WHAT I'M
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  • DOING TODAY.
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  • EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A DARK TIME,
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  • I BELIEVE AGAIN, IF YOU WILL
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  • STAY IN FAITH, THAT GOD WILL--
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  • SOMETHING'S BEING BIRTHED IN
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  • THAT TIME.
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  • THERE IS SOMETHING GOING TO
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  • BLOSSOM ON THE INSIDE.
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  • AGAIN, I SAID IT EARLIER, BUT I
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  • THINK THE REASON WE DON'T
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  • BLOSSOM, WE DON'T SEE THE GOOD
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  • COME OUT OF THE DIFFICULTY IS
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  • BECAUSE WE GET BITTER.
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  • WE SAY GOD, WHY DID IT HAPPEN?
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  • GOD, IT IS NOT FAIR.
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  • AND THERE ARE THINGS WE DON'T
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  • UNDERSTAND.
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  • PEOPLE LOSE KIDS AND REALLY HARD
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  • STUFF, BUT AGAIN, I REALLY
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  • BELIEVE DEEP DOWN IN ME WHAT THE
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  • SCRIPTURE TEACHES, IF YOU JUST
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  • KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
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  • GOD WILL NOT ONLY GIVE GRACE,
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  • BUT HE WILL GIVE YOU BEAUTY FOR
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  • THE ASHES, WILL HE BRING YOU OUT
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  • BETTER, YOU WILL COME OUT
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  • STRONGER.
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  • A LOT OF THESE THINGS WE GO
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  • THROUGH, IT IS TO PREPARE US FOR
  • 00:06:48.240 --> 00:06:50.230
  • WHERE WE ARE GOING.
  • 00:06:50.230 --> 00:06:51.230
  • GOD'S GETTING US-- YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:06:51.230 --> 00:06:53.000
  • BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE BLESSING
  • 00:06:53.000 --> 00:06:54.190
  • GOD HAS TAKEN YOU TO THE
  • 00:06:54.190 --> 00:06:56.150
  • PLATFORM.
  • 00:06:56.150 --> 00:06:57.100
  • A LOT OF THESE THINGS ARE JUST
  • 00:06:57.100 --> 00:06:58.120
  • TESTS.
  • 00:06:58.120 --> 00:07:00.050
  • GOD IS GETTING YOUR SPIRITUAL
  • 00:07:00.050 --> 00:07:01.140
  • MUSCLE STRONG.
  • 00:07:01.140 --> 00:07:02.020
  • HE IS GETTING YOU TO WHERE YOU
  • 00:07:02.020 --> 00:07:03.140
  • CAN TRUST HIM SO HE WILL BRING
  • 00:07:03.140 --> 00:07:05.010
  • YOU THROUGH A FEW THINGS AND YOU
  • 00:07:05.010 --> 00:07:06.150
  • CAN LOOK BACK AND SAY, GOD, YOU
  • 00:07:06.150 --> 00:07:07.280
  • DID IT BACK THEN, IT IS NO BIG
  • 00:07:07.280 --> 00:07:08.290
  • DEAL.
  • 00:07:08.290 --> 00:07:09.160
  • YOU CAN DO IT FOR ME AGAIN.
  • 00:07:09.160 --> 00:07:10.190
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:07:11.200 --> 00:07:14.200
  • - VICTORIA OSTEEN: THAT IS SO
  • 00:07:14.200 --> 00:07:15.110
  • GOOD.
  • 00:07:15.110 --> 00:07:18.050
  • IT IS INTERESTING, BECAUSE EVEN
  • 00:07:18.220 --> 00:07:21.220
  • ABRAHAM, ALL THE SAINTS OF OLD
  • 00:07:21.220 --> 00:07:23.090
  • HAD TO PRESS FORWARD.
  • 00:07:23.090 --> 00:07:24.270
  • I THINK ABOUT THE SCRIPTURE THAT
  • 00:07:24.270 --> 00:07:25.280
  • SAYS FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF
  • 00:07:25.280 --> 00:07:27.080
  • THINGS HOPED FOR.
  • 00:07:27.080 --> 00:07:29.170
  • AND I BELIEVE THAT GOD'S GIVEN
  • 00:07:29.170 --> 00:07:30.220
  • US THE KEY TO GET THROUGH THE
  • 00:07:30.220 --> 00:07:31.200
  • DARK TIMES.
  • 00:07:31.200 --> 00:07:33.160
  • AND IT IS WHAT WE'RE HOPING FOR.
  • 00:07:33.160 --> 00:07:35.130
  • IT IS WHAT WE ARE BELIEVING GOD
  • 00:07:35.130 --> 00:07:36.110
  • FOR.
  • 00:07:36.110 --> 00:07:38.000
  • YOU KNOW, HOPE IS SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:07:38.000 --> 00:07:39.030
  • IT IS INTERESTING, BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:07:39.030 --> 00:07:41.070
  • HEAR HOPE, HOPE, HOPE ALL OVER
  • 00:07:41.070 --> 00:07:42.000
  • THE PLACE, IT IS ALMOST LIKE
  • 00:07:42.000 --> 00:07:43.080
  • HOPE IS JUST ANOTHER WORD.
  • 00:07:43.190 --> 00:07:46.190
  • IT IS A CASUAL HOPE, A VAGUE
  • 00:07:46.190 --> 00:07:47.090
  • HOPE.
  • 00:07:47.090 --> 00:07:49.030
  • SOME PEOPLE SAY, I HOPE THAT
  • 00:07:49.030 --> 00:07:50.070
  • HAPPENS, THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF
  • 00:07:50.070 --> 00:07:50.290
  • THAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:07:50.290 --> 00:07:51.210
  • BUT, WE CANNOT BE CASUAL OR
  • 00:07:52.170 --> 00:07:55.170
  • VAGUE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE HOPING
  • 00:07:55.170 --> 00:07:56.150
  • FOR.
  • 00:07:56.150 --> 00:07:58.080
  • BECAUSE HOPE CREATES VISION.
  • 00:07:58.080 --> 00:08:00.210
  • AND THAT IS WHAT THE BIBLE'S
  • 00:08:00.210 --> 00:08:02.050
  • SAYING.
  • 00:08:02.050 --> 00:08:03.050
  • IT IS SAYING YOU HAVE TO HOPE ON
  • 00:08:03.050 --> 00:08:03.270
  • IN GOD.
  • 00:08:03.270 --> 00:08:05.060
  • YOU HAVE TO HOPE BIG IN GOD.
  • 00:08:05.060 --> 00:08:06.010
  • CREATE A VISION FOR YOUR LIFE SO
  • 00:08:06.010 --> 00:08:07.150
  • THAT YOUR FAITH HAS A PLACE TO
  • 00:08:07.150 --> 00:08:09.180
  • DIRECT ITSELF.
  • 00:08:09.180 --> 00:08:10.080
  • IF YOU HAVE A VAGUE HOPE, YOUR
  • 00:08:10.270 --> 00:08:13.270
  • FAITH DOES NOT HAVE A DIRECTION
  • 00:08:13.270 --> 00:08:16.150
  • TO MOVE.
  • 00:08:16.150 --> 00:08:18.030
  • SO, I JUST THINK THESE DAYS WE
  • 00:08:18.030 --> 00:08:19.130
  • REALLY NEED TO BE SPECIFIC ABOUT
  • 00:08:19.130 --> 00:08:20.290
  • WHAT WE ARE HOPING FOR.
  • 00:08:20.290 --> 00:08:21.240
  • AND JUST LIKE ABRAHAM.
  • 00:08:21.240 --> 00:08:23.230
  • THE BIBLE SAID HE HOPED ON IN
  • 00:08:23.230 --> 00:08:26.000
  • FAITH.
  • 00:08:26.000 --> 00:08:27.090
  • AND ALL OF US KNOW THE STORY
  • 00:08:27.090 --> 00:08:27.290
  • ABOUT ABRAHAM.
  • 00:08:27.290 --> 00:08:28.260
  • GOD PLACED A PROMISE IN HIS
  • 00:08:28.260 --> 00:08:30.260
  • HEART, SPOKEN A PROMISE IN HIS
  • 00:08:30.260 --> 00:08:32.080
  • HEART AND THEN HE GAVE HIM THE
  • 00:08:33.050 --> 00:08:36.050
  • STARS IN THE SKY AND THE SAND ON
  • 00:08:36.050 --> 00:08:37.020
  • THE SEASHORE.
  • 00:08:37.020 --> 00:08:38.120
  • HE SAID EVERY TIME YOU SEE THE
  • 00:08:38.120 --> 00:08:39.030
  • STARS AND THE SAND REMEMBER MY
  • 00:08:39.030 --> 00:08:42.010
  • PROMISE.
  • 00:08:42.010 --> 00:08:44.220
  • WHAT HE WAS DOING, HE WAS
  • 00:08:44.220 --> 00:08:46.000
  • KEEPING ABRAHAM'S HOPE ALIVE.
  • 00:08:46.000 --> 00:08:47.130
  • BECAUSE HOPE WAS SO IMPORTANT.
  • 00:08:48.120 --> 00:08:51.120
  • AND IT WAS-- IT IS INTERESTING
  • 00:08:51.120 --> 00:08:52.110
  • BECAUSE HE SAYS HE HOPED ON IN
  • 00:08:52.110 --> 00:08:53.130
  • FAITH.
  • 00:08:53.130 --> 00:08:53.290
  • THAT IS WHAT SCRIPTURE SAYS, HE
  • 00:08:53.290 --> 00:08:55.030
  • HOPED ON BEYOND ALL HOPE.
  • 00:08:55.030 --> 00:08:56.280
  • HE WAS OLD.
  • 00:08:58.110 --> 00:09:01.130
  • HIS WIFE, RIGHT, HIS WIFE'S WOMB
  • 00:09:01.130 --> 00:09:03.180
  • WAS DEAD.
  • 00:09:03.180 --> 00:09:06.040
  • THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT
  • 00:09:06.040 --> 00:09:07.260
  • SCRIPTURE TO ME IS THAT IT SAYS,
  • 00:09:07.260 --> 00:09:08.290
  • HE BELIEVED THAT GOD HAD THE
  • 00:09:09.010 --> 00:09:12.010
  • POWER TO DO WHAT HE SAID.
  • 00:09:12.010 --> 00:09:14.260
  • SO IT TOOK THE PRESSURE OFF
  • 00:09:14.260 --> 00:09:16.270
  • ABRAHAM, HE DID NOT HAVE TO LOOK
  • 00:09:16.270 --> 00:09:19.240
  • AT HIS WIFE AND SAY ARE YOU
  • 00:09:19.240 --> 00:09:20.180
  • GOING TO GIVE ME A CHILD, I KNOW
  • 00:09:20.180 --> 00:09:21.180
  • YOU ARE OLD, BUT GIVE ME A CHILD
  • 00:09:21.180 --> 00:09:22.220
  • ANYWAY.
  • 00:09:22.220 --> 00:09:23.100
  • HE TOOK THE FOCUS OFF OF SARAH
  • 00:09:24.180 --> 00:09:27.180
  • AND PUT THE FOCUS ON GOD WHERE
  • 00:09:27.180 --> 00:09:28.120
  • IT BELONGED.
  • 00:09:28.120 --> 00:09:29.230
  • IT WAS NOT UP TO SARAH, IT WAS
  • 00:09:29.230 --> 00:09:30.210
  • UP TO GOD TO FULFILL HIS
  • 00:09:30.210 --> 00:09:31.170
  • PROMISE.
  • 00:09:31.170 --> 00:09:33.030
  • BUT IT WAS UP TO ABRAHAM AND
  • 00:09:33.030 --> 00:09:34.170
  • SARAH TO KEEP HOPING ON IN
  • 00:09:34.170 --> 00:09:35.210
  • FAITH.
  • 00:09:35.210 --> 00:09:36.140
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:09:36.140 --> 00:09:38.090
  • I THINK THAT IS HOW
  • 00:09:38.090 --> 00:09:39.220
  • WE GET THROUGH THE DARK TIMES.
  • 00:09:39.220 --> 00:09:41.180
  • WE HAVE TO KEEP HOPING ON IN
  • 00:09:41.180 --> 00:09:42.230
  • FAITH.
  • 00:09:42.230 --> 00:09:44.240
  • IT MAY NOT HAPPEN EXACTLY LIKE
  • 00:09:44.240 --> 00:09:46.030
  • WE THINK BUT IT WILL HAPPEN.
  • 00:09:46.030 --> 00:09:47.200
  • AND GOD WILL DO MORE THAN WE CAN
  • 00:09:47.200 --> 00:09:49.080
  • ASK, THINK OR IMAGINE, BUT IT IS
  • 00:09:49.080 --> 00:09:51.060
  • UP TO US WHO KEEP HOPING ON, I
  • 00:09:51.060 --> 00:09:52.110
  • LOVE FACT THAT JOEL IS A GREAT
  • 00:09:52.110 --> 00:09:54.020
  • MESSENGER OF HOPE.
  • 00:09:54.050 --> 00:09:57.050
  • HE BRINGS PEOPLE TO THAT PLACE
  • 00:09:57.050 --> 00:09:59.010
  • WHERE THEY CAN HOPE AGAIN.
  • 00:09:59.010 --> 00:09:59.230
  • BECAUSE HOPE IS WHAT WILL PICK
  • 00:09:59.230 --> 00:10:02.040
  • OUR FAITH UP.
  • 00:10:02.040 --> 00:10:02.260
  • HOPE WILL DIRECT OUR FAITH.
  • 00:10:02.260 --> 00:10:05.090
  • IN FACT, PAUL PRAYED IN ROMANS
  • 00:10:05.090 --> 00:10:07.040
  • TO THE GOD OF ALL HOPE.
  • 00:10:07.040 --> 00:10:09.170
  • HE CALLED HIM THE GOD OF ALL
  • 00:10:09.170 --> 00:10:10.070
  • HOPE.
  • 00:10:10.070 --> 00:10:11.120
  • SO THAT JUST TELLS ME GOD IS
  • 00:10:11.120 --> 00:10:13.170
  • SAYING TO US TODAY, HOPE ON,
  • 00:10:13.170 --> 00:10:14.130
  • PEOPLE.
  • 00:10:14.130 --> 00:10:16.050
  • HOPE ON IN FAITH.
  • 00:10:16.050 --> 00:10:17.090
  • TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF YOURSELF.
  • 00:10:17.090 --> 00:10:19.260
  • BELIEVE I CAN DO IT.
  • 00:10:19.260 --> 00:10:21.290
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:10:21.290 --> 00:10:23.040
  • LIKE JOEL SAID, IT IS
  • 00:10:23.040 --> 00:10:24.010
  • ALL ABOUT OUR ATTITUDE.
  • 00:10:24.010 --> 00:10:24.210
  • IT IS PAINTING A PICTURE AND
  • 00:10:24.210 --> 00:10:25.280
  • DREAMING.
  • 00:10:25.280 --> 00:10:28.210
  • BECAUSE I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHEN
  • 00:10:28.210 --> 00:10:30.070
  • ABRAHAM SAT OUTSIDE HIS TENT AND
  • 00:10:30.070 --> 00:10:31.050
  • HE BEGAN TO LOOK UP AT THOSE
  • 00:10:31.050 --> 00:10:31.270
  • STARS.
  • 00:10:31.270 --> 00:10:32.150
  • HE DID NOT HAVE NETFLIX.
  • 00:10:32.150 --> 00:10:33.210
  • HE DID NOT HAVE THE MOVIE
  • 00:10:33.210 --> 00:10:34.140
  • CHANNEL.
  • 00:10:34.160 --> 00:10:37.160
  • HE HAD TO LOOK AT WHAT GOD
  • 00:10:37.160 --> 00:10:38.050
  • PLACED IN FRONT OF HIM.
  • 00:10:38.050 --> 00:10:40.230
  • I CAN JUST SEE HIM EVERY NIGHT
  • 00:10:40.230 --> 00:10:42.110
  • TRYING TO COUNT THOSE STARS
  • 00:10:42.110 --> 00:10:43.070
  • THINKING, COULD THAT BE?
  • 00:10:43.070 --> 00:10:45.060
  • IS IT POSSIBLE, GOD?
  • 00:10:45.060 --> 00:10:46.210
  • AND BEGAN TO DREAM.
  • 00:10:46.210 --> 00:10:48.120
  • I THINK MAYBE SOMETIMES WE
  • 00:10:48.290 --> 00:10:51.290
  • SHOULD-- SPEND MORE TIME
  • 00:10:51.290 --> 00:10:53.110
  • DREAMING, SPEND MORE TIME
  • 00:10:53.110 --> 00:10:54.200
  • HOPING, CREATING THE
  • 00:10:54.200 --> 00:10:56.270
  • POSSIBILITIES THAT GOD COULD DO
  • 00:10:56.270 --> 00:10:58.040
  • AND WHAT HE REALLY WANT TO DO IN
  • 00:10:58.040 --> 00:11:00.180
  • OUR LIVES, GET US THROUGH THOSE
  • 00:11:00.180 --> 00:11:02.280
  • DARK TIMES.
  • 00:11:02.280 --> 00:11:03.160
  • - MATT: WOW!
  • 00:11:03.160 --> 00:11:05.170
  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN.
  • 00:11:05.170 --> 00:11:06.170
  • BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:11:06.170 --> 00:11:07.090
  • ONLY--
  • 00:11:07.090 --> 00:11:09.090
  • - LAURIE: I FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN
  • 00:11:09.090 --> 00:11:10.010
  • TO CHURCH ALREADY.
  • 00:11:10.010 --> 00:11:10.160
  • - MATT: ONLY JOEL CAN TAKE THE
  • 00:11:10.160 --> 00:11:11.110
  • IDEA OF "BLESSED IN THE
  • 00:11:11.170 --> 00:11:14.170
  • DARKNESS"
  • 00:11:15.070 --> 00:11:18.070
  • AND FIND A WAY TO PREACH HOPE.
  • 00:11:18.070 --> 00:11:19.140
  • YOU KIND OF REMIND ME OF A CUTE
  • 00:11:19.140 --> 00:11:22.050
  • TUBE OF TOOTH PASTE, AND IF YOU
  • 00:11:23.200 --> 00:11:26.200
  • SQUEEZE THAT TUBE OF TOOTH
  • 00:11:26.200 --> 00:11:29.020
  • PASTE, THE ONLY THING COMING OUT
  • 00:11:29.020 --> 00:11:32.010
  • OF JOEL OSTEEN IS HOPE AND
  • 00:11:32.010 --> 00:11:34.060
  • BLESSING AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND
  • 00:11:34.060 --> 00:11:35.160
  • FAITH AND HE IS DOING THAT
  • 00:11:37.140 --> 00:11:40.140
  • INSIDE OF THIS BOOK.
  • 00:11:40.140 --> 00:11:41.270
  • THIS PROGRAM, WHEREVER YOU ARE
  • 00:11:41.270 --> 00:11:43.170
  • WATCHING AROUND THE WORLD, WE
  • 00:11:43.170 --> 00:11:44.190
  • ARE NOW, WHAT IS TODAY, OCTOBER
  • 00:11:44.190 --> 00:11:47.090
  • 24, 2017, HOUSTON JUST HAD
  • 00:11:51.050 --> 00:11:54.050
  • LITERALLY THE BIGGEST STORM IN
  • 00:11:54.050 --> 00:11:54.260
  • THE HISTORY OF AMERICA.
  • 00:11:54.280 --> 00:11:57.280
  • IT RAINED MORE-- AND YOU ARE
  • 00:11:58.220 --> 00:12:01.240
  • HAVING TO PREACH FROM EXPERIENCE
  • 00:12:01.240 --> 00:12:02.220
  • HERE.
  • 00:12:02.220 --> 00:12:03.110
  • HUNDREDS OF LAKEWOOD MEMBERS NOW
  • 00:12:04.140 --> 00:12:07.140
  • HAVE BEEN FLOODED OUT OF THEIR
  • 00:12:07.140 --> 00:12:10.010
  • HOUSES AND THE RECOVERY PROCESS.
  • 00:12:11.160 --> 00:12:14.160
  • THE STORM SEEMS LIKE IT WAS
  • 00:12:14.160 --> 00:12:15.060
  • ABOUT A MONTH OR SO AGO.
  • 00:12:15.150 --> 00:12:18.150
  • SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING
  • 00:12:18.150 --> 00:12:19.070
  • ABOUT.
  • 00:12:19.070 --> 00:12:20.170
  • NOT EVERYTHING IN THE LIFE OF
  • 00:12:20.170 --> 00:12:22.020
  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN IS
  • 00:12:22.020 --> 00:12:23.280
  • EVERYTHING BUT YOU FIND A WAY TO
  • 00:12:23.280 --> 00:12:25.290
  • PUT THAT PERSPECTIVE ON IT.
  • 00:12:26.080 --> 00:12:29.080
  • YOU HAVE TO DO THIS YOURSELVES.
  • 00:12:29.080 --> 00:12:30.000
  • CORRECT?
  • 00:12:30.000 --> 00:12:31.190
  • - JOEL: YEAH, EXACTLY.
  • 00:12:31.190 --> 00:12:33.280
  • JUST WHAT YOU ARE SAYING,
  • 00:12:33.280 --> 00:12:34.290
  • WE CAME OUT OF 110.000
  • 00:12:34.290 --> 00:12:36.210
  • PEOPLE IN HOUSTON LOST THEIR
  • 00:12:36.210 --> 00:12:37.110
  • HOMES, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND
  • 00:12:37.110 --> 00:12:38.060
  • CARS WERE LOST.
  • 00:12:38.060 --> 00:12:40.010
  • I HAVE BEEN THERE MY WHOLE LIFE
  • 00:12:40.010 --> 00:12:41.080
  • AND NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE
  • 00:12:41.080 --> 00:12:42.150
  • THAT.
  • 00:12:42.150 --> 00:12:44.010
  • BUT YOU KNOW, IT IS AMAZING,
  • 00:12:44.010 --> 00:12:46.040
  • MATT, IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES,
  • 00:12:46.040 --> 00:12:47.150
  • EVEN IT HAS BEEN SO DIVISIVE IN
  • 00:12:47.150 --> 00:12:48.260
  • OUR NATION AND SO MUCH GOING ON,
  • 00:12:48.260 --> 00:12:51.110
  • BUT SOMETIMES GOD CAN USE A
  • 00:12:51.110 --> 00:12:52.200
  • STORM LIKE THIS TO BRING PEOPLE
  • 00:12:52.200 --> 00:12:53.240
  • TOGETHER.
  • 00:12:53.240 --> 00:12:55.240
  • THAT IS WHAT WE SAW IN HOUSTON.
  • 00:12:55.240 --> 00:12:56.220
  • WE SAW.
  • 00:12:56.230 --> 00:12:59.230
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:12:59.230 --> 00:13:01.130
  • -- ALL DIFFERENT PEOPLE DID
  • 00:13:01.130 --> 00:13:02.030
  • NOT CARE IF YOU WERE DEMOCRAT
  • 00:13:02.030 --> 00:13:03.020
  • OR REPUBLICAN WHEN YOU ARE
  • 00:13:03.020 --> 00:13:04.010
  • HELPING YOUR NEIGHBOR.
  • 00:13:04.010 --> 00:13:05.130
  • WHAT RACE YOU ARE, IF YOU ARE
  • 00:13:05.130 --> 00:13:06.050
  • POOR OR IF YOU ARE RICH.
  • 00:13:06.050 --> 00:13:08.110
  • I BELIEVE GOD USES ALL THESE
  • 00:13:08.110 --> 00:13:09.010
  • THINGS TO BRING US TOGETHER.
  • 00:13:09.010 --> 00:13:10.050
  • SO WE FEEL BLESSED AS A CHURCH
  • 00:13:10.050 --> 00:13:11.040
  • TO BE ABLE TO BE HELPING SO MANY
  • 00:13:11.040 --> 00:13:13.150
  • PEOPLE NOW IN THE COMMUNITY, NOT
  • 00:13:13.150 --> 00:13:15.180
  • JUST ME TALKING BUT WE HAVE
  • 00:13:15.180 --> 00:13:16.220
  • TEAMS OUT REBUILDING AND JUST IT
  • 00:13:16.220 --> 00:13:18.190
  • IS AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO
  • 00:13:18.190 --> 00:13:20.170
  • SHOW PEOPLE, SHOW THE LOVE OF
  • 00:13:20.170 --> 00:13:22.180
  • GOD.
  • 00:13:22.180 --> 00:13:24.160
  • SO THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DOING
  • 00:13:24.160 --> 00:13:25.060
  • NOW.
  • 00:13:25.060 --> 00:13:25.170
  • - VICTORIA: IT BRINGS A NEW
  • 00:13:25.170 --> 00:13:26.070
  • PERSPECTIVE TO LIFE.
  • 00:13:26.070 --> 00:13:27.080
  • I THINK THAT IF WE TAKE THESE
  • 00:13:27.080 --> 00:13:29.040
  • OPPORTUNITIES TO REALIZE WHAT IS
  • 00:13:29.040 --> 00:13:32.000
  • IMPORTANT, AND TO REALIZE THAT
  • 00:13:32.000 --> 00:13:33.030
  • MATERIAL THINGS ARE GREAT, THEY
  • 00:13:33.150 --> 00:13:36.150
  • MAKE LIFE EASY BUT THAT IS NOT
  • 00:13:36.150 --> 00:13:39.010
  • WHAT'S IMPORTANT, IS YOUR FAMILY
  • 00:13:39.010 --> 00:13:41.210
  • SAFE?
  • 00:13:41.210 --> 00:13:43.070
  • THE PEOPLE I LOVE ARE COMING TO
  • 00:13:43.070 --> 00:13:44.280
  • HELP ME.
  • 00:13:44.280 --> 00:13:46.270
  • IT JUST CHANGES OUR PERSPECTIVE.
  • 00:13:46.270 --> 00:13:48.290
  • IF WE CARRY THOSE PERSPECTIVES
  • 00:13:48.290 --> 00:13:50.190
  • ON, WE ARE GOING TO LIVE EVEN
  • 00:13:50.190 --> 00:13:51.290
  • RICHER LIVES, THAT IS WHAT IT IS
  • 00:13:51.290 --> 00:13:53.030
  • TO BE BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS TO
  • 00:13:53.030 --> 00:13:54.020
  • SAY, THIS IS NOT A GOOD TIME BUT
  • 00:13:54.020 --> 00:13:57.010
  • I'M GOING TO FIND THE GOOD
  • 00:13:57.010 --> 00:13:59.000
  • THINGS OF GOD.
  • 00:13:59.000 --> 00:14:00.200
  • GOD IS THERE IN THE DARKNESS.
  • 00:14:00.200 --> 00:14:02.190
  • HE IS THERE WITH US.
  • 00:14:02.190 --> 00:14:03.240
  • HE EXPECTS US TO LOOK FOR HIM IN
  • 00:14:03.240 --> 00:14:05.130
  • THOSE PLACES.
  • 00:14:05.130 --> 00:14:07.060
  • THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN SO
  • 00:14:07.060 --> 00:14:08.050
  • MUCH OF.
  • 00:14:08.050 --> 00:14:09.200
  • PEOPLE LITERALLY WHERE THEY--
  • 00:14:09.200 --> 00:14:11.120
  • THEIR WHOLE HOUSE HAS BEEN
  • 00:14:11.120 --> 00:14:12.200
  • GUTTED AND IT IS SITTING ON
  • 00:14:12.200 --> 00:14:13.140
  • THEIR CURB, THEY CAN LOOK AND
  • 00:14:13.140 --> 00:14:15.110
  • THEY ARE ACTUALLY SMILING, IT
  • 00:14:15.110 --> 00:14:16.050
  • JUST SEEMS LIKE THE ATTITUDE IN
  • 00:14:17.020 --> 00:14:20.020
  • HOUSTON IS AMAZING, THAT THEY
  • 00:14:20.020 --> 00:14:21.100
  • ARE REALLY SAYING, WE ARE GOING
  • 00:14:21.100 --> 00:14:22.020
  • TO REBUILD.
  • 00:14:22.020 --> 00:14:23.150
  • AND YOU KNOW, WHAT WE ARE GOING
  • 00:14:23.150 --> 00:14:24.120
  • TO BUILD BETTER.
  • 00:14:24.120 --> 00:14:26.250
  • SO, IT IS BEAUTIFUL TO SEE.
  • 00:14:26.250 --> 00:14:28.050
  • - MATT: ONE OF THE STORIES THAT
  • 00:14:28.050 --> 00:14:28.280
  • CAME OUT OF THIS TRAGEDY IS,
  • 00:14:29.200 --> 00:14:32.200
  • AN ACQUAINTANCE, A FRIEND
  • 00:14:32.200 --> 00:14:35.200
  • OF YOURS, STEVE WYNN
  • 00:14:35.200 --> 00:14:37.140
  • DECIDED TO GIVE YOU A
  • 00:14:37.140 --> 00:14:38.080
  • PHONE CALL AND BASICALLY A GIFT
  • 00:14:38.140 --> 00:14:41.140
  • TO THE PEOPLE OF HOUSTON OF
  • 00:14:41.140 --> 00:14:43.250
  • $3.75 MILLION FROM A CASINO
  • 00:14:43.250 --> 00:14:46.140
  • OWNER.
  • 00:14:46.140 --> 00:14:48.060
  • SO...
  • 00:14:48.060 --> 00:14:50.240
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:14:53.000 --> 00:14:56.000
  • THE IDEA THAT GOD'S GOING
  • 00:14:56.000 --> 00:14:57.050
  • TO DO IT A DIFFERENT
  • 00:14:57.050 --> 00:14:57.260
  • WAY EVERY TIME.
  • 00:14:57.260 --> 00:14:59.190
  • THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN
  • 00:14:59.190 --> 00:15:00.140
  • DIFFERENT.
  • 00:15:00.140 --> 00:15:01.290
  • AND LAKEWOOD CHURCH IS IN THE
  • 00:15:01.290 --> 00:15:03.120
  • PROCESS OF DELIVERING THOSE
  • 00:15:03.120 --> 00:15:05.250
  • FUNDS AND GETTING THOSE FUNDS
  • 00:15:05.250 --> 00:15:06.180
  • DEPLOYED TO PEOPLE THAT NEEDED
  • 00:15:06.180 --> 00:15:07.170
  • IT.
  • 00:15:07.170 --> 00:15:10.010
  • IN THE MIDST OF THAT DARKNESS,
  • 00:15:10.180 --> 00:15:13.180
  • THE PEOPLE THAT WILL RISE UP AND
  • 00:15:13.180 --> 00:15:15.100
  • HELP, YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE HELP
  • 00:15:15.100 --> 00:15:16.020
  • WILL COME FROM.
  • 00:15:16.020 --> 00:15:17.020
  • AND WHAT AN AMAZING STORY.
  • 00:15:17.020 --> 00:15:19.120
  • - LAURIE: YOU WERE JUST TALKING
  • 00:15:19.120 --> 00:15:20.120
  • ABOUT HAVING YOUR HOPE,
  • 00:15:20.120 --> 00:15:22.170
  • KNOWING THAT GOD IS A
  • 00:15:22.170 --> 00:15:23.220
  • MAN OF HIS WORD.
  • 00:15:23.220 --> 00:15:25.030
  • WHEN HE SAYS I WILL TAKE THE BAD
  • 00:15:25.030 --> 00:15:27.140
  • AND I WILL DO SOMETHING GOOD
  • 00:15:27.140 --> 00:15:28.200
  • THROUGH THAT, NOT EVERYTHING'S
  • 00:15:28.200 --> 00:15:30.180
  • GOOD.
  • 00:15:30.180 --> 00:15:32.140
  • NOT EVERYONE THINKS IF YOU ARE A
  • 00:15:32.140 --> 00:15:33.190
  • CHRISTIAN LIFE IS JUST A BREEZE.
  • 00:15:33.190 --> 00:15:36.150
  • IF WE ALL LOOK BACK OVER OUR
  • 00:15:36.150 --> 00:15:38.050
  • LIVES, IT IS THROUGH THOSE DARK
  • 00:15:38.050 --> 00:15:39.200
  • TIMES WE GET TREASURES THAT,
  • 00:15:39.200 --> 00:15:41.240
  • MAN, DO I WANT TO GO BACK
  • 00:15:41.240 --> 00:15:43.100
  • THROUGH IT, NO, NOT REALLY, BUT
  • 00:15:43.100 --> 00:15:45.050
  • WOULD I FOR WHAT I GOT OUT FROM
  • 00:15:45.050 --> 00:15:46.150
  • GOD?
  • 00:15:46.150 --> 00:15:47.060
  • I LOVE WHAT JOB SAID.
  • 00:15:47.060 --> 00:15:48.140
  • HE SAID AT THE END, HE LOOKED
  • 00:15:49.090 --> 00:15:52.090
  • BACK AND HE SAID, MAN, GOD, I
  • 00:15:52.090 --> 00:15:54.170
  • HAD HEARD ABOUT YOU BEFORE, BUT
  • 00:15:54.170 --> 00:15:55.090
  • NOW I HAVE SEEN YOU.
  • 00:15:55.090 --> 00:15:56.110
  • THAT IS WHAT WE PULL OUT OF THE
  • 00:15:56.110 --> 00:15:58.070
  • DARKNESS.
  • 00:15:58.070 --> 00:15:59.190
  • YOU CAN HEAR ABOUT GOD AND HOW
  • 00:15:59.190 --> 00:16:01.240
  • FAITHFUL AND HOW GOOD HE IS BUT
  • 00:16:01.240 --> 00:16:03.040
  • IT IS SOMETIMES THROUGH THOSE
  • 00:16:03.040 --> 00:16:05.180
  • STRUGGLES WHERE YOU DON'T THINK
  • 00:16:05.180 --> 00:16:07.250
  • IT IS GOING TO GET BETTER BUT
  • 00:16:07.250 --> 00:16:09.080
  • GOD SAYS I WILL TURN WHAT SATAN
  • 00:16:09.080 --> 00:16:11.060
  • HAS MEANT FOR EVIL AND I WILL
  • 00:16:11.060 --> 00:16:12.220
  • TURN IT FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:16:12.220 --> 00:16:14.000
  • AND TO HAVE FAITH IN WHAT GOD
  • 00:16:14.190 --> 00:16:17.190
  • SAID HE IS GOING TO DO AND TO
  • 00:16:17.190 --> 00:16:19.060
  • BELIEVE THAT IN THAT BLESSED
  • 00:16:19.060 --> 00:16:21.140
  • HOPE THAT WE HAVE THROUGH THOSE
  • 00:16:21.140 --> 00:16:23.060
  • TRIALS IS AMAZING AND THE PEOPLE
  • 00:16:23.060 --> 00:16:24.100
  • THAT HAVE RISEN UP IN FLORIDA
  • 00:16:24.100 --> 00:16:26.140
  • AND IN HOUSTON AND PUERTO RICO.
  • 00:16:27.210 --> 00:16:30.210
  • THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAVE HUNG ON
  • 00:16:30.210 --> 00:16:32.060
  • TO FAITH IN GOD.
  • 00:16:32.130 --> 00:16:35.130
  • GOD'S GOING TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:16:35.130 --> 00:16:36.120
  • INCREDIBLE IN THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:16:36.120 --> 00:16:38.150
  • IT IS PRICELESS WHAT GOD CAN DO
  • 00:16:38.150 --> 00:16:39.220
  • IN YOUR LIFE THROUGH THOSE
  • 00:16:39.220 --> 00:16:40.210
  • TIMES.
  • 00:16:40.210 --> 00:16:43.020
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:16:43.020 --> 00:16:44.250
  • - JOEL: I LOVE THAT, LAURIE.
  • 00:16:44.250 --> 00:16:46.180
  • I THINK SCRIPTURE MOST OF US
  • 00:16:46.180 --> 00:16:47.140
  • KNOW, IT SAYS: "GOD'S PLANS FOR
  • 00:16:47.210 --> 00:16:50.210
  • I THINK KING JAMES SAYS, TO GIVE
  • 00:16:55.160 --> 00:16:56.110
  • YOU AN EXPECTED END, MEANING
  • 00:16:56.110 --> 00:16:57.190
  • THAT GOD ALREADY KNOWS
  • 00:16:57.190 --> 00:17:00.040
  • THE END FROM THE BEGINNING.
  • 00:17:00.040 --> 00:17:01.090
  • HE KNOWS WHERE WE WILL GET TO
  • 00:17:01.090 --> 00:17:03.030
  • AND HOW TO GET US THERE.
  • 00:17:03.220 --> 00:17:06.220
  • HE KNOWS SOMETIMES THE BEGINNING
  • 00:17:06.220 --> 00:17:08.090
  • IS FUN, THE END IS EXCITING BUT
  • 00:17:08.090 --> 00:17:09.010
  • IT IS THE MIDDLE WHERE WE HAVE
  • 00:17:09.010 --> 00:17:09.230
  • TO LEARN TO TRUST HIM.
  • 00:17:09.250 --> 00:17:12.250
  • GOD, I DID NOT KNOW HURRICANE
  • 00:17:12.250 --> 00:17:13.160
  • OR GOD, WE HAVE THESE CHALLENGES
  • 00:17:14.180 --> 00:17:17.060
  • HERE AND THERE, BUT THAT IS
  • 00:17:17.060 --> 00:17:18.260
  • WHERE YOU HAVE TO COME BACK AND
  • 00:17:18.260 --> 00:17:20.240
  • SAY, GOD, YOU HAVE AN EXPECTED
  • 00:17:20.240 --> 00:17:21.150
  • END.
  • 00:17:21.150 --> 00:17:21.280
  • YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW TO GET ME
  • 00:17:21.280 --> 00:17:22.190
  • TO WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:17:22.190 --> 00:17:23.190
  • I THINK ABOUT, MATT AND LAURIE,
  • 00:17:23.190 --> 00:17:24.290
  • YOU GUYS HAVE MADE A LOT OF
  • 00:17:24.290 --> 00:17:26.280
  • MOVIES, SOMETIMES IN A MOVIE
  • 00:17:26.280 --> 00:17:28.010
  • THEY WILL SHOOT THE FINAL SCENE
  • 00:17:28.010 --> 00:17:29.110
  • FIRST.
  • 00:17:29.110 --> 00:17:30.120
  • IT DOES NOT HAVE TO SHOOT IN
  • 00:17:30.120 --> 00:17:32.070
  • SEQUENCE.
  • 00:17:32.070 --> 00:17:33.290
  • SO, YOU MAY SHOOT THE FINAL
  • 00:17:33.290 --> 00:17:36.020
  • SCENE FIRST.
  • 00:17:36.020 --> 00:17:36.160
  • THEN YOU GO BACK AND FILL IN
  • 00:17:36.160 --> 00:17:37.060
  • EVERYTHING ELSE.
  • 00:17:37.060 --> 00:17:38.170
  • I LIKE TO THINK OF IT IN OUR OWN
  • 00:17:38.170 --> 00:17:39.170
  • LIVES, GOD HAS ALREADY SHOT THE
  • 00:17:39.170 --> 00:17:41.060
  • FINAL SCENE.
  • 00:17:41.060 --> 00:17:42.040
  • HE KNOWS WHERE WE ARE GOING TO
  • 00:17:42.040 --> 00:17:43.010
  • BE.
  • 00:17:43.010 --> 00:17:43.240
  • AND YOU KNOW WHAT, YOUR FINAL
  • 00:17:43.240 --> 00:17:44.250
  • SCENE ENDS IN VICTORY.
  • 00:17:44.250 --> 00:17:45.120
  • GOD SAYS HE ALWAYS CAUSES US TO
  • 00:17:45.120 --> 00:17:46.100
  • TRIUMPH.
  • 00:17:46.100 --> 00:17:49.090
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:17:49.100 --> 00:17:52.100
  • I THINK. TOO, LIKE ANY
  • 00:17:52.100 --> 00:17:53.060
  • GOOD MOVIE, YOU ALL KNOW THIS
  • 00:17:53.060 --> 00:17:54.180
  • MORE THAN ME WHAT MAKES A GOOD
  • 00:17:54.180 --> 00:17:55.210
  • MOVIE, THOUGH, IS THE CONFLICT.
  • 00:17:55.210 --> 00:17:57.210
  • THE TWISTS AND THE TURNS, IT IS
  • 00:17:57.210 --> 00:18:00.050
  • NOT JUST ONE-- SO, YOU KNOW
  • 00:18:00.050 --> 00:18:01.080
  • WHAT, YOU MAY BE IN THE MIDDLE
  • 00:18:01.080 --> 00:18:02.210
  • OF YOUR MOVIE NOW, BUT YOU GOT
  • 00:18:02.210 --> 00:18:03.270
  • TO KEEP REMINDING YOURSELF, I
  • 00:18:03.270 --> 00:18:05.030
  • HAVE AN EXPECTED END.
  • 00:18:05.030 --> 00:18:07.090
  • GOD ALREADY KNOWS THE OUTCOME.
  • 00:18:07.090 --> 00:18:08.270
  • SOMETIMES FOOTBALL AT HOME, OUR
  • 00:18:08.270 --> 00:18:11.150
  • SERVICES ARE OVER AT ONE O'CLOCK
  • 00:18:11.150 --> 00:18:13.030
  • IN THE AFTERNOON, OUR FOOTBALL
  • 00:18:13.030 --> 00:18:14.190
  • TEAM STARTS AT NOON, SO A LOT OF
  • 00:18:14.190 --> 00:18:16.040
  • TIMES I WILL RECORD THE GAME.
  • 00:18:16.040 --> 00:18:17.200
  • BY THE TIME I GET HOME FROM
  • 00:18:17.200 --> 00:18:19.040
  • EDITING, I ALREADY KNOW WHO WON
  • 00:18:19.040 --> 00:18:20.070
  • OR WHO LOST.
  • 00:18:20.070 --> 00:18:21.130
  • BUT LET'S SAY WE WON, SOMETIMES
  • 00:18:21.130 --> 00:18:22.200
  • I WILL GO BACK AND WATCH THE
  • 00:18:22.200 --> 00:18:24.070
  • GAME AND ESPECIALLY WHEN I KNOW
  • 00:18:24.070 --> 00:18:26.270
  • WE HAVE WON, WE MAY BE DOWN 20
  • 00:18:26.270 --> 00:18:29.270
  • IN THE FIRST QUARTER, I'M NOT
  • 00:18:29.270 --> 00:18:31.000
  • WORRIED.
  • 00:18:31.000 --> 00:18:31.280
  • I ALREADY KNOW THE OUTCOME.
  • 00:18:31.280 --> 00:18:32.210
  • SOMEBODY TOLD ME WE WON.
  • 00:18:32.210 --> 00:18:33.190
  • IT CAN BE LIKE THAT IN LIFE.
  • 00:18:33.190 --> 00:18:36.120
  • IN A SENSE TO SAY, YOU HAVE TO
  • 00:18:36.120 --> 00:18:38.070
  • SAY GOD, YOU ALREADY LAID OUT
  • 00:18:38.070 --> 00:18:40.020
  • EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:18:40.020 --> 00:18:41.060
  • YOU ALREADY PLANNED IT ALL OUT.
  • 00:18:41.060 --> 00:18:42.060
  • NOW I MAY BE IN THE FIRST
  • 00:18:42.060 --> 00:18:43.210
  • QUARTER AND DOWN BY 20, IT JUST
  • 00:18:43.210 --> 00:18:45.210
  • MEANS I'M GOING TO HAVE A BIGGER
  • 00:18:45.210 --> 00:18:46.130
  • COMEBACK.
  • 00:18:46.130 --> 00:18:47.190
  • STAY IN FAITH KNOWING YOU HAVE
  • 00:18:47.190 --> 00:18:48.260
  • THAT EXPECTED END.
  • 00:18:48.260 --> 00:18:51.060
  • - MATT: BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:18:51.060 --> 00:18:51.240
  • WE ARE TALKING ABOUT "BLESSED IN
  • 00:18:51.240 --> 00:18:52.180
  • JOEL AND VICTORIA OSTEEN ARE
  • 00:18:55.100 --> 00:18:56.000
  • WITH US ALL HOUR.
  • 00:18:56.000 --> 00:18:58.170
  • WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT SOME
  • 00:18:58.170 --> 00:18:59.080
  • KIND OF-- SOME REALLY
  • 00:18:59.080 --> 00:19:00.100
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THIS
  • 00:19:05.060 --> 00:19:06.140
  • BOOK IS ACTUALLY DROPPING TODAY,
  • 00:19:06.140 --> 00:19:08.110
  • OCTOBER 24.
  • 00:19:08.110 --> 00:19:10.000
  • THE 800 NUMBER ON THE SCREEN IS
  • 00:19:10.000 --> 00:19:12.180
  • FOR YOU THAT YOU CAN ORDER
  • 00:19:12.180 --> 00:19:13.260
  • "BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS."
  • 00:19:13.260 --> 00:19:14.250
  • JOEL AND VICTORIA WILL BE WITH
  • 00:19:14.250 --> 00:19:15.190
  • OKAY, LET'S TALK ABOUT E.J.
  • 00:19:18.000 --> 00:19:19.120
  • FIRST OF ALL, WE WANT TO
  • 00:19:19.120 --> 00:19:21.190
  • REWELCOME YOU.
  • 00:19:21.190 --> 00:19:22.280
  • LET ME-- AUDIENCE, WAVE.
  • 00:19:22.280 --> 00:19:25.230
  • A BIG SMILE, WAVE.
  • 00:19:26.070 --> 00:19:29.070
  • I JUST WANTED TO GIVE EVERYBODY
  • 00:19:29.070 --> 00:19:29.290
  • A CHANCE, A LITTLE SMILE, A
  • 00:19:29.290 --> 00:19:31.070
  • WAVE.
  • 00:19:31.070 --> 00:19:32.230
  • EVERYONE IS REAL HAPPY IN THE
  • 00:19:32.230 --> 00:19:33.260
  • STUDIO TODAY, RIGHT?
  • 00:19:33.260 --> 00:19:34.230
  • EVERYONE HAPPY?
  • 00:19:34.230 --> 00:19:36.160
  • (WOO!)
  • 00:19:36.160 --> 00:19:37.290
  • WE ARE HERE IN SOUTHERN
  • 00:19:37.290 --> 00:19:39.020
  • CALIFORNIA.
  • 00:19:39.020 --> 00:19:39.170
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:19:39.170 --> 00:19:40.050
  • IT IS A BEAUTIFUL NOT QUITE
  • 00:19:40.050 --> 00:19:41.240
  • FALL DAY, IS IT FALL YET?
  • 00:19:41.240 --> 00:19:44.080
  • - LAURIE: YES.
  • 00:19:44.080 --> 00:19:46.230
  • - MATT: FALL DAY.
  • 00:19:46.230 --> 00:19:47.150
  • LATE SUMMER, IT IS ALWAYS KIND
  • 00:19:47.150 --> 00:19:48.220
  • OF HOT HERE IN OCTOBER.
  • 00:19:49.220 --> 00:19:52.220
  • BASICALLY, WE ARE HERE TOGETHER.
  • 00:19:52.220 --> 00:19:54.070
  • YOU HAVE AN ENCOURAGING STORY
  • 00:19:54.070 --> 00:19:56.110
  • YOU FOUND.
  • 00:19:56.110 --> 00:19:58.150
  • TELL US ABOUT E.J.
  • 00:19:58.150 --> 00:20:00.030
  • - JOEL: MATT AND LAURIE, I GOT
  • 00:20:00.030 --> 00:20:02.040
  • A PHONE CALL ON OUR SIRIUS
  • 00:20:02.040 --> 00:20:03.120
  • CALL-IN SHOW AWHILE BACK,
  • 00:20:03.120 --> 00:20:04.230
  • MONTHS AGO.
  • 00:20:04.230 --> 00:20:05.230
  • IT WAS A YOUNG LADY NAMED
  • 00:20:05.230 --> 00:20:06.260
  • SHEREE.
  • 00:20:06.260 --> 00:20:09.050
  • SHE CAN EXPLAIN IT BETTER THAN
  • 00:20:09.050 --> 00:20:09.280
  • ME.
  • 00:20:09.280 --> 00:20:11.120
  • BUT THE BASIC IDEA IS THAT SHE
  • 00:20:11.120 --> 00:20:13.150
  • WAS RAISING A SON NAMED E.J.
  • 00:20:13.150 --> 00:20:14.280
  • IN COMPTON.
  • 00:20:16.050 --> 00:20:19.050
  • KIND OF A ROUGH AREA.
  • 00:20:19.050 --> 00:20:21.200
  • HER HUSBAND HAD BEEN
  • 00:20:21.200 --> 00:20:22.150
  • INCARCERATED FOR YEARS.
  • 00:20:22.150 --> 00:20:24.250
  • A SINGLE PARENT MOM RAISING A
  • 00:20:24.250 --> 00:20:26.120
  • YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN SON IN A
  • 00:20:26.120 --> 00:20:29.000
  • TOUGH PLACE.
  • 00:20:30.080 --> 00:20:33.080
  • YOU CAN LOOK AT SOMETIMES IN
  • 00:20:33.080 --> 00:20:34.140
  • LIFE YOU CAN THINK WELL, I DON'T
  • 00:20:34.140 --> 00:20:35.210
  • HAVE THE ADVANTAGES, I HAVE GOT
  • 00:20:35.210 --> 00:20:38.200
  • A REASON TO GET STUCK.
  • 00:20:38.200 --> 00:20:39.090
  • I DON'T HAVE THE HEALTH, I DON'T
  • 00:20:39.090 --> 00:20:40.010
  • HAVE THE EDUCATION.
  • 00:20:40.010 --> 00:20:40.270
  • I'M NOT IN THE RIGHT
  • 00:20:40.270 --> 00:20:41.230
  • NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT, GOD'S PUT IN
  • 00:20:41.230 --> 00:20:43.150
  • YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO
  • 00:20:43.150 --> 00:20:44.040
  • BECOME WHO HE HAS CREATED YOU TO
  • 00:20:44.040 --> 00:20:45.280
  • BE.
  • 00:20:45.280 --> 00:20:46.150
  • I BELIEVE GOD WANTS EVERY
  • 00:20:46.150 --> 00:20:48.120
  • GENERATION TO BE FURTHER.
  • 00:20:48.120 --> 00:20:50.040
  • WHEN YOU TAKE THE LIMITS OFF
  • 00:20:50.040 --> 00:20:51.140
  • HIM, GOD, THE FAVOR ON YOUR LIFE
  • 00:20:51.140 --> 00:20:54.130
  • WILL MAKE UP FOR WHAT YOU DIDN'T
  • 00:20:54.130 --> 00:20:55.110
  • GET.
  • 00:20:55.110 --> 00:20:57.090
  • GOD WILL GIVE YOU ADVANTAGES AND
  • 00:20:57.090 --> 00:20:58.070
  • OPEN NEW DOORS IF YOU WILL DARE
  • 00:20:58.070 --> 00:20:59.200
  • TO BELIEVE AND NOT SAY, NOT ME,
  • 00:20:59.200 --> 00:21:01.230
  • I'VE GOT AN EXCUSE.
  • 00:21:01.230 --> 00:21:02.240
  • I DIDN'T HAVE WHAT YOU HAD,
  • 00:21:02.240 --> 00:21:04.070
  • JOEL, I DON'T HAVE THE TALENT OR
  • 00:21:04.070 --> 00:21:06.250
  • THE PERSONALITY OR FUNDS, GET
  • 00:21:06.250 --> 00:21:07.160
  • RID OF ALL THE EXCUSES AND SAY
  • 00:21:07.180 --> 00:21:10.180
  • GOD, YOU PUT THESE DREAMS IN MY
  • 00:21:10.180 --> 00:21:11.130
  • HEART, I BELIEVE I CAN BECOME
  • 00:21:11.130 --> 00:21:13.100
  • WHO YOU CREATED ME TO BE.
  • 00:21:13.100 --> 00:21:15.200
  • THAT IS WHEN SHEREE, HER MOM AND
  • 00:21:15.200 --> 00:21:16.290
  • HER SON DID.
  • 00:21:16.290 --> 00:21:19.060
  • - MATT: AND INTERESTING,
  • 00:21:19.060 --> 00:21:20.070
  • BECAUSE WHAT YOU SAID EARLIER,
  • 00:21:20.190 --> 00:21:23.190
  • VICTORIA, IS PUT THE PRESSURE
  • 00:21:23.190 --> 00:21:24.100
  • ON GOD.
  • 00:21:24.100 --> 00:21:26.220
  • IT'S HIS DREAM AND DESIRE IN
  • 00:21:26.220 --> 00:21:27.120
  • YOU.
  • 00:21:27.120 --> 00:21:29.160
  • SO MAKE WELCOME, E.J.'S MAMA AND
  • 00:21:29.160 --> 00:21:30.160
  • GRANDMA RIGHT HERE IN THE
  • 00:21:30.160 --> 00:21:31.070
  • STUDIO.
  • 00:21:31.070 --> 00:21:32.140
  • STAND UP IF YOU WOULD.
  • 00:21:32.140 --> 00:21:33.090
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:21:39.020 --> 00:21:42.020
  • - MATT: OKAY.
  • 00:21:42.020 --> 00:21:43.160
  • WE GAVE YOU A BIG SET UP HERE
  • 00:21:43.160 --> 00:21:45.230
  • ABOUT E.J.
  • 00:21:46.000 --> 00:21:49.000
  • TELL THE CONTINUATION OF THE
  • 00:21:49.000 --> 00:21:49.230
  • STORY.
  • 00:21:49.240 --> 00:21:52.240
  • AND, BY THE WAY, FOR THOSE OF US
  • 00:21:52.240 --> 00:21:53.160
  • IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, COMPTON
  • 00:21:53.160 --> 00:21:55.160
  • IS A TOUGH AREA OF THE CITY.
  • 00:21:56.140 --> 00:21:59.140
  • IT IS A TOUGH AREA.
  • 00:21:59.140 --> 00:22:00.130
  • THERE IS NOT A LOT OF
  • 00:22:00.130 --> 00:22:02.270
  • OPPORTUNITY THERE.
  • 00:22:02.270 --> 00:22:04.140
  • THERE IS A LOT OF NEGATIVE
  • 00:22:04.220 --> 00:22:07.220
  • ENVIRONMENT SITUATIONS.
  • 00:22:07.220 --> 00:22:09.090
  • BUT YOU, WITHOUT YOUR HUSBAND,
  • 00:22:09.090 --> 00:22:12.060
  • RAISED E.J., SO CONTINUE THE
  • 00:22:12.060 --> 00:22:13.270
  • STORY.
  • 00:22:13.270 --> 00:22:15.240
  • - SHEREE: BUT WITH GOD.
  • 00:22:15.240 --> 00:22:18.010
  • SO, WITH GOD I WAS ABLE TO
  • 00:22:18.010 --> 00:22:18.260
  • OVERCOME TONS OF STEREOTYPES.
  • 00:22:19.260 --> 00:22:22.260
  • THAT DECEMBER 2016, LAST YEAR,
  • 00:22:22.260 --> 00:22:25.150
  • DECEMBER 13, 2016 LAST YEAR.
  • 00:22:26.120 --> 00:22:29.120
  • WE LISTEN TO TBN EVERY MORNING.
  • 00:22:29.160 --> 00:22:32.160
  • AND JOEL OSTEEN WAS ON AT 7 A.M.
  • 00:22:32.160 --> 00:22:34.150
  • - MATT: WAKE UP TO HOPE.
  • 00:22:34.150 --> 00:22:35.040
  • - SHEREE: THAT'S IT.
  • 00:22:35.040 --> 00:22:35.250
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:22:35.250 --> 00:22:38.150
  • HE HAD SAID THAT GOD WAS
  • 00:22:38.150 --> 00:22:40.030
  • GOING TO DO SOMETHING, A
  • 00:22:40.030 --> 00:22:42.050
  • PRECEDENT IN OUR LIVES TODAY.
  • 00:22:42.050 --> 00:22:44.090
  • IT WAS THE DAY IN WHICH E.J.
  • 00:22:44.090 --> 00:22:45.090
  • HAD TO OPEN UP HIS ACCEPTANCE
  • 00:22:45.090 --> 00:22:46.140
  • LETTER TO HARVARD.
  • 00:22:46.140 --> 00:22:48.150
  • THAT WAS JUST A CONFIRMATION.
  • 00:22:48.150 --> 00:22:50.020
  • I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:22:50.020 --> 00:22:51.130
  • THAT.
  • 00:22:51.130 --> 00:22:52.110
  • BECAUSE I HAD DOUBT, BUT I
  • 00:22:52.110 --> 00:22:54.100
  • KNEW, IF IT IS THROUGH GOD, ALL
  • 00:22:54.100 --> 00:22:56.060
  • THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
  • 00:22:56.060 --> 00:22:59.030
  • - MATT: SO YOUNG
  • 00:22:59.030 --> 00:22:59.180
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN BOY IN
  • 00:22:59.180 --> 00:23:00.180
  • COMPTON WITH HIS DADDY IN
  • 00:23:00.180 --> 00:23:02.010
  • PRISON.
  • 00:23:02.010 --> 00:23:03.230
  • - SHEREE: EVERYTHING.
  • 00:23:03.230 --> 00:23:05.070
  • - MATT: WANTED TO GO TO
  • 00:23:05.070 --> 00:23:05.250
  • HARVARD.
  • 00:23:05.250 --> 00:23:07.140
  • - SHEREE: WANTED TO GO TO
  • 00:23:07.140 --> 00:23:08.030
  • HARVARD.
  • 00:23:08.030 --> 00:23:08.220
  • - MATT: THAT IS A BIT OF A
  • 00:23:08.220 --> 00:23:09.120
  • STRETCH.
  • 00:23:09.120 --> 00:23:10.000
  • DID YOU BELIEVE IT ALL THE TIME?
  • 00:23:10.000 --> 00:23:11.020
  • - SHEREE: I DIDN'T, BUT I KNOW
  • 00:23:11.020 --> 00:23:12.180
  • ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.
  • 00:23:12.180 --> 00:23:13.060
  • SOMETIMES I LACK FAITH.
  • 00:23:13.060 --> 00:23:14.180
  • BUT I HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF,
  • 00:23:14.180 --> 00:23:15.140
  • LIKE, NO, IT IS GOD.
  • 00:23:15.140 --> 00:23:18.010
  • IF IT IS UP TO GOD, ANYTHING IS
  • 00:23:18.010 --> 00:23:19.180
  • POSSIBLE.
  • 00:23:19.180 --> 00:23:20.260
  • SO I ALWAYS CONTINUE TO PRAY
  • 00:23:20.260 --> 00:23:21.190
  • OVER HIM.
  • 00:23:21.190 --> 00:23:22.090
  • I TURN ON TBN AT NIGHT WHILE HE
  • 00:23:22.090 --> 00:23:24.190
  • IS SLEEPING.
  • 00:23:24.190 --> 00:23:26.040
  • I KNEEL DOWN AND I PRAY.
  • 00:23:26.090 --> 00:23:29.090
  • AND GOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE
  • 00:23:29.090 --> 00:23:30.260
  • FOR US.
  • 00:23:30.260 --> 00:23:33.190
  • HE OPENED UP THAT LETTER AND HE
  • 00:23:33.190 --> 00:23:34.110
  • CONFIRMED IT.
  • 00:23:34.110 --> 00:23:35.210
  • THANKS FOR BEING THE START OF
  • 00:23:35.210 --> 00:23:36.120
  • OUR STORY.
  • 00:23:36.120 --> 00:23:37.210
  • - MATT: SO YOU GOT A LETTER,
  • 00:23:37.210 --> 00:23:38.120
  • AND IT IS FROM HARVARD.
  • 00:23:38.120 --> 00:23:39.000
  • - SHEREE: IT IS.
  • 00:23:39.000 --> 00:23:40.290
  • - JOEL: AND THAT DAY, I TALKED
  • 00:23:40.290 --> 00:23:42.070
  • ABOUT UNPRECEDENTED FAVOR
  • 00:23:42.070 --> 00:23:43.230
  • ON "WAKE UP TO HOPE."
  • 00:23:43.230 --> 00:23:45.240
  • GOD'S GOING TO DO SOMETHING
  • 00:23:45.240 --> 00:23:46.240
  • UNUSUAL, SOMETHING OUT OF THE
  • 00:23:46.240 --> 00:23:47.150
  • ORDINARY.
  • 00:23:47.150 --> 00:23:48.100
  • - SHEREE: I JUST STARTED
  • 00:23:48.100 --> 00:23:48.290
  • SCREAMING.
  • 00:23:48.290 --> 00:23:49.280
  • - MATT: SO WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:23:49.280 --> 00:23:51.010
  • - SHEREE: SO HE TOLD ME, MOM,
  • 00:23:51.010 --> 00:23:52.220
  • I'M GOING TO OPEN UP THE
  • 00:23:52.220 --> 00:23:53.190
  • LETTER TODAY...
  • 00:23:53.190 --> 00:23:54.090
  • I SAID, OKAY.
  • 00:23:54.090 --> 00:23:54.290
  • ...AT SCHOOL, AROUND MY FRIENDS
  • 00:23:54.290 --> 00:23:57.000
  • AND THE PEOPLE I LOVE.
  • 00:23:57.000 --> 00:23:58.170
  • AND I WANT YOU TO BE THERE.
  • 00:23:58.170 --> 00:24:01.140
  • I COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU.
  • 00:24:01.140 --> 00:24:02.080
  • ALTHOUGH I'M A SCHOOL TEACHER,
  • 00:24:02.080 --> 00:24:03.170
  • THERE FOR THE KIDS, I SAID,
  • 00:24:03.170 --> 00:24:04.180
  • WELL, LET ME GO.
  • 00:24:04.180 --> 00:24:05.100
  • THIS IS MY ONE KID.
  • 00:24:05.100 --> 00:24:07.040
  • I NEED TO GO BE BY HIS SIDE.
  • 00:24:07.040 --> 00:24:08.200
  • WE DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS GOING
  • 00:24:08.200 --> 00:24:10.120
  • TO BE A YES OR NO.
  • 00:24:10.120 --> 00:24:11.220
  • HE OPENED IT UP AND WE ALL JUST
  • 00:24:11.220 --> 00:24:13.190
  • YELLED AND SCREAMED AND THANK
  • 00:24:13.190 --> 00:24:14.160
  • GOD.
  • 00:24:14.160 --> 00:24:16.260
  • I WAS LIKE OH, MY GOD!
  • 00:24:16.260 --> 00:24:18.170
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:24:20.200 --> 00:24:23.200
  • - MATT: IT IS OFFICIAL
  • 00:24:23.200 --> 00:24:25.000
  • STATEMENT, HE IS THE FIRST--
  • 00:24:25.000 --> 00:24:26.010
  • WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT?
  • 00:24:26.010 --> 00:24:28.000
  • - SHEREE: HE IS THE FIRST
  • 00:24:28.000 --> 00:24:28.190
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE FROM
  • 00:24:28.190 --> 00:24:29.140
  • COMPTON TO HARVARD.
  • 00:24:29.140 --> 00:24:30.120
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:24:31.230 --> 00:24:34.230
  • - MATT: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT
  • 00:24:34.230 --> 00:24:35.240
  • THAT, GRANDMA?
  • 00:24:35.240 --> 00:24:38.170
  • - GRANDMA: IT IS AMAZING.
  • 00:24:38.170 --> 00:24:39.260
  • I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT.
  • 00:24:39.260 --> 00:24:40.270
  • I DIDN'T GO TO THE SCHOOL
  • 00:24:40.270 --> 00:24:41.160
  • BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO SEE
  • 00:24:41.160 --> 00:24:42.110
  • HIS FACE IF HE DID NOT GET IN.
  • 00:24:42.110 --> 00:24:43.260
  • BECAUSE YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW
  • 00:24:43.260 --> 00:24:45.000
  • IF THIS BOY WAS GOING TO GET IN
  • 00:24:45.000 --> 00:24:45.220
  • HARVARD, BUT HE WAS ALWAYS
  • 00:24:45.220 --> 00:24:46.110
  • STRIVING FOR MORE AND MORE.
  • 00:24:46.110 --> 00:24:47.010
  • WHEN THEY CALLED-- I SAID WHY
  • 00:24:47.010 --> 00:24:48.100
  • DIDN'T YOU GUYS CALL ME TO TELL
  • 00:24:48.100 --> 00:24:49.120
  • ME HE MADE IT!?
  • 00:24:49.120 --> 00:24:49.290
  • THEY SAID, HE MADE IT, MAMA, HE
  • 00:24:49.290 --> 00:24:51.020
  • MADE IT.
  • 00:24:51.020 --> 00:24:53.030
  • I STARTED SCREAMING AND CRYING.
  • 00:24:53.030 --> 00:24:54.020
  • AND PRAISING AND EVERYTHING.
  • 00:24:54.020 --> 00:24:55.170
  • I WAS SO EXCITED.
  • 00:24:55.170 --> 00:24:57.150
  • - MATT: WHO IS YOUR PASTOR?
  • 00:24:57.150 --> 00:24:58.050
  • - GRANDMA: CHARLES E. BLAKE.
  • 00:24:58.050 --> 00:24:58.290
  • BISHOP CHARLES E. BLAKE,
  • 00:24:58.290 --> 00:24:59.230
  • LOS ANGELES.
  • 00:24:59.230 --> 00:25:00.250
  • CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST.
  • 00:25:00.250 --> 00:25:02.190
  • - MATT: I LOVE THAT.
  • 00:25:02.190 --> 00:25:03.060
  • LOVE THAT.
  • 00:25:03.060 --> 00:25:04.030
  • FINAL THOUGHTS?
  • 00:25:04.030 --> 00:25:04.270
  • - SHEREE: FINAL THOUGHTS IS,
  • 00:25:04.270 --> 00:25:05.270
  • ALWAYS BELIEVE IN GOD,
  • 00:25:05.270 --> 00:25:06.270
  • GIVE YOUR KIDS TO GOD.
  • 00:25:06.270 --> 00:25:08.040
  • GIVE EVERY PROBLEM YOU THINK YOU
  • 00:25:08.040 --> 00:25:09.260
  • CANNOT HANDLE, GIVE IT TO GOD
  • 00:25:09.260 --> 00:25:11.160
  • AND WATCH HIM WORK.
  • 00:25:11.160 --> 00:25:12.160
  • WATCH HIM WORK.
  • 00:25:12.160 --> 00:25:13.070
  • - MATT: BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:25:13.070 --> 00:25:14.060
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:25:14.060 --> 00:25:15.010
  • - JOEL: CONGRATULATIONS.
  • 00:25:15.010 --> 00:25:17.130
  • THANK YOU ALL.
  • 00:25:17.130 --> 00:25:18.100
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:25:18.100 --> 00:25:19.280
  • - MATT: OKAY.
  • 00:25:19.280 --> 00:25:21.220
  • WE WANT TO MOVE TO ANOTHER
  • 00:25:21.220 --> 00:25:22.180
  • STORY.
  • 00:25:23.070 --> 00:25:26.070
  • LET'S SET UP CRAIG'S STORY.
  • 00:25:27.050 --> 00:25:30.050
  • GIVE ME A LITTLE OF THAT AND WE
  • 00:25:30.050 --> 00:25:31.060
  • WILL GO TO A ROLL IN.
  • 00:25:31.060 --> 00:25:33.010
  • - JOEL: A YOUNG MAN CAME TO
  • 00:25:33.010 --> 00:25:34.060
  • WORK FOR US,
  • 00:25:34.060 --> 00:25:34.250
  • WAS HEAD OF OUR CHILDREN'S
  • 00:25:34.250 --> 00:25:35.280
  • MINISTRY NAMED CRAIG JOHNSON AND
  • 00:25:35.280 --> 00:25:37.020
  • SAMANTHA.
  • 00:25:37.020 --> 00:25:38.210
  • AFTER THEY HAD BEEN THERE A FEW
  • 00:25:38.210 --> 00:25:40.070
  • YEARS THEY HAD A CHILD BORN WITH
  • 00:25:40.070 --> 00:25:42.140
  • AUTISM.
  • 00:25:42.140 --> 00:25:43.120
  • IT WAS DIFFERENT FOR THEM.
  • 00:25:43.120 --> 00:25:45.000
  • LIKE EVERYBODY, IT WAS NOT
  • 00:25:45.030 --> 00:25:48.030
  • SOMETHING THEY WERE EXPECTING,
  • 00:25:48.030 --> 00:25:49.140
  • BUT CRAIG AND SAMANTHA HAD AN
  • 00:25:49.140 --> 00:25:51.150
  • AMAZING ATTITUDE, THEY FOUGHT
  • 00:25:51.150 --> 00:25:52.100
  • THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH AND JUST
  • 00:25:52.100 --> 00:25:53.220
  • IT HAS BEEN ONE MIRACLE AFTER
  • 00:25:53.220 --> 00:25:54.180
  • ANOTHER.
  • 00:25:54.180 --> 00:25:56.270
  • IN THAT TIME OF DIFFICULTY, I
  • 00:25:56.270 --> 00:25:58.120
  • TALK IN THE BOOK ABOUT NOT
  • 00:25:58.120 --> 00:26:00.140
  • WASTING YOUR PAIN.
  • 00:26:00.140 --> 00:26:01.000
  • THERE IS A REASON WE DON'T
  • 00:26:01.000 --> 00:26:02.110
  • UNDERSTAND IT, WE DON'T LIKE IT
  • 00:26:02.110 --> 00:26:03.150
  • BUT DON'T WASTE IT.
  • 00:26:03.150 --> 00:26:04.170
  • IF YOU ARE GOING TO GO THROUGH
  • 00:26:04.170 --> 00:26:05.230
  • IT, GOD HAS A REASON, HE CAN USE
  • 00:26:05.230 --> 00:26:07.240
  • YOU TO HELP SOMEBODY ELSE IN
  • 00:26:07.240 --> 00:26:08.290
  • THAT SITUATION.
  • 00:26:08.290 --> 00:26:09.250
  • THAT IS WHAT CRAIG AND SAMANTHA
  • 00:26:09.250 --> 00:26:11.040
  • HAVE DONE.
  • 00:26:11.040 --> 00:26:11.230
  • - MATT: BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:26:11.230 --> 00:26:13.190
  • BY THE WAY, ALL OF YOU PEOPLE
  • 00:26:13.190 --> 00:26:15.040
  • RIGHT HERE, YOU ARE ALL ON
  • 00:26:15.040 --> 00:26:15.230
  • CAMERA RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:26:15.230 --> 00:26:16.160
  • SO SMILE BECAUSE SEE, WE ARE
  • 00:26:16.160 --> 00:26:18.280
  • STILL HERE.
  • 00:26:18.280 --> 00:26:20.100
  • SO KEEP-- THE JOY OF THE LORD IS
  • 00:26:20.100 --> 00:26:22.200
  • YOUR...
  • 00:26:22.200 --> 00:26:23.130
  • - AUDIENCE: STRENGTH.
  • 00:26:23.130 --> 00:26:25.170
  • - MATT: LOVE IT.
  • 00:26:25.170 --> 00:26:28.020
  • SO CRAIG'S STORY COMES BY WAY OF
  • 00:26:28.020 --> 00:26:29.230
  • VIDEOTAPE.
  • 00:26:29.230 --> 00:26:31.060
  • CRAIG JOHNSON.
  • 00:26:31.060 --> 00:26:31.200
  • - CRAIG JOHNSON: WHEN WE
  • 00:26:35.020 --> 00:26:35.210
  • BROUGHT HIM HOME HE WAS JUST
  • 00:26:35.210 --> 00:26:36.190
  • LIKE ANY OF OUR OTHER KIDS.
  • 00:26:36.190 --> 00:26:38.050
  • ALWAYS SLEEPING (LAUGHTER).
  • 00:26:38.140 --> 00:26:41.140
  • ALWAYS WANTING TO EAT.
  • 00:26:41.140 --> 00:26:42.130
  • - SAMANTHA: NOW THE FAMILY IS
  • 00:26:42.130 --> 00:26:43.040
  • COMPLETE.
  • 00:26:43.040 --> 00:26:44.150
  • WE THOUGHT IT WAS, BUT NOW WE
  • 00:26:44.150 --> 00:26:45.060
  • KNOW IT REALLY IS.
  • 00:26:45.060 --> 00:26:46.090
  • - SAMANTHA: ARE YOU GIVING IT
  • 00:26:46.090 --> 00:26:47.130
  • TO SHELBY?
  • 00:26:48.050 --> 00:26:51.050
  • - CRAIG: AS HE BEGAN TO
  • 00:26:51.050 --> 00:26:52.090
  • DEVELOP, HE REALLY DEVELOPED
  • 00:26:52.090 --> 00:26:53.090
  • LIKE THE OTHER KIDS,
  • 00:26:53.090 --> 00:26:53.260
  • THEY ALL HAVE THEIR OWN
  • 00:26:53.260 --> 00:26:56.070
  • PERSONALITIES AND CONNOR HAD
  • 00:26:56.070 --> 00:26:57.020
  • HIS.
  • 00:26:57.020 --> 00:26:59.200
  • CONNOR WAS VERY EXPRESSIVE IN
  • 00:26:59.200 --> 00:27:01.000
  • THE THINGS HE WOULD DO.
  • 00:27:01.170 --> 00:27:04.170
  • I REMEMBER US TALKING TO HIM AND
  • 00:27:04.170 --> 00:27:06.110
  • HIM REPEATING WORDS.
  • 00:27:06.110 --> 00:27:07.250
  • WE WOULD SAY, HI, CONNOR, DADDY
  • 00:27:07.250 --> 00:27:09.150
  • LOVES YOU.
  • 00:27:09.150 --> 00:27:10.060
  • HE WOULD SAY, LOVE YOU.
  • 00:27:10.060 --> 00:27:11.010
  • HE WAS KIND OF YOUR ALL AMERICAN
  • 00:27:11.010 --> 00:27:11.230
  • BOY.
  • 00:27:11.230 --> 00:27:14.230
  • - SAMANTHA: ABOUT A YEAR AND A
  • 00:27:14.230 --> 00:27:15.210
  • HALF WE KIND OF JUST STARTED
  • 00:27:15.210 --> 00:27:18.070
  • NOTICING HIM PLAYING BY HIMSELF,
  • 00:27:18.070 --> 00:27:20.120
  • FIRST WE THOUGHT HE IS JUST
  • 00:27:20.120 --> 00:27:21.020
  • A GREAT EASY BABY.
  • 00:27:21.020 --> 00:27:22.290
  • HE PLAYS BY HIMSELF, DOES NOT
  • 00:27:22.290 --> 00:27:24.010
  • CAUSE ANY PROBLEMS.
  • 00:27:24.070 --> 00:27:27.070
  • BUT IT WAS JUST THE LANGUAGE,
  • 00:27:27.070 --> 00:27:28.170
  • AND TALKING.
  • 00:27:28.170 --> 00:27:29.220
  • HE WAS NOT TALKING A WHOLE LOT.
  • 00:27:29.220 --> 00:27:30.210
  • HE WOULD KIND OF POINT AT
  • 00:27:30.210 --> 00:27:32.040
  • THINGS.
  • 00:27:32.040 --> 00:27:32.160
  • OR MAKE MOTIONS TO STOP.
  • 00:27:32.160 --> 00:27:33.260
  • - CRAIG: FOR A MALE, THAT IS
  • 00:27:33.260 --> 00:27:35.140
  • THE HARDEST THING,
  • 00:27:35.140 --> 00:27:37.060
  • YOU KNOW, A MOM THEY
  • 00:27:37.060 --> 00:27:39.030
  • ATTACH THEMSELVES TO THE
  • 00:27:39.030 --> 00:27:40.290
  • CHILD WHERE WHATEVER IS WRONG
  • 00:27:40.290 --> 00:27:42.200
  • WITH THEM, THAT'S BEEN THEIR
  • 00:27:42.200 --> 00:27:43.140
  • MISSION.
  • 00:27:44.210 --> 00:27:47.210
  • A DAD ATTACHES HIMSELF
  • 00:27:47.210 --> 00:27:49.040
  • EMOTIONALLY WITH THEIR CHILD.
  • 00:27:52.090 --> 00:27:55.090
  • SO, AT ONE TIME YOU WERE SAYING
  • 00:27:55.090 --> 00:27:56.010
  • I LOVE YOU AND THEY SAY I LOVE
  • 00:27:56.010 --> 00:27:57.060
  • YOU BACK, OR YOU WERE GIVING
  • 00:27:57.060 --> 00:27:57.260
  • THEM A HUG AND THEY GAVE YOU A
  • 00:27:57.260 --> 00:27:58.170
  • HUG BACK, OR YOU WOULD SAY, COME
  • 00:27:58.170 --> 00:28:00.020
  • OVER AND PLAY, AND WE WOULD PLAY
  • 00:28:00.020 --> 00:28:02.120
  • TOGETHER.
  • 00:28:02.120 --> 00:28:05.010
  • WHEN THAT SHIFTS, IT IS LIKE
  • 00:28:05.010 --> 00:28:07.160
  • SOMEBODY PUTS A WALL IN BETWEEN
  • 00:28:07.160 --> 00:28:08.200
  • YOU AND YOUR SON.
  • 00:28:08.200 --> 00:28:11.070
  • SO IT IS LIKE DIVIDING
  • 00:28:11.070 --> 00:28:14.010
  • EMOTIONALLY BECAUSE I COULDN'T--
  • 00:28:14.010 --> 00:28:15.210
  • I WOULD SAY STUFF TO HIM AND HE
  • 00:28:15.210 --> 00:28:16.170
  • WOULD TURN AWAY AND NOT LOOK AT
  • 00:28:16.170 --> 00:28:18.040
  • ME.
  • 00:28:18.040 --> 00:28:20.110
  • HE STOPPED TALKING ALL TOGETHER.
  • 00:28:20.110 --> 00:28:22.070
  • I WOULD WANT TO PLAY WITH HIM
  • 00:28:22.070 --> 00:28:24.070
  • AND HE WOULD WALK AWAY AND GO
  • 00:28:24.070 --> 00:28:27.070
  • SIT IN A CORNER.
  • 00:28:27.070 --> 00:28:30.030
  • - SAMANTHA: SO ONCE WE FINALLY
  • 00:28:30.030 --> 00:28:31.160
  • GOT THE DIAGNOSIS,
  • 00:28:31.160 --> 00:28:32.240
  • THERE WAS A PART OF ME
  • 00:28:32.240 --> 00:28:33.220
  • THAT WAS RELIEVED, OKAY, WE
  • 00:28:33.220 --> 00:28:34.130
  • KNOW WHAT IT IS, NOW WHAT DO WE
  • 00:28:34.130 --> 00:28:35.180
  • DO ABOUT IT?
  • 00:28:35.180 --> 00:28:36.030
  • THEN ONCE YOU GOT INTO WHAT DO
  • 00:28:36.030 --> 00:28:37.250
  • WE DO ABOUT IT AND IT WAS SO
  • 00:28:37.280 --> 00:28:40.280
  • DOCTORS DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO
  • 00:28:40.290 --> 00:28:43.290
  • TELL YOU, IT WAS THEN YOU WERE
  • 00:28:43.290 --> 00:28:46.040
  • IN THIS LAND OF, YOU GOT TO
  • 00:28:46.040 --> 00:28:47.250
  • - CRAIG: THE MOMS ATTACH
  • 00:28:53.160 --> 00:28:54.190
  • THEMSELVES TO THE CHILD.
  • 00:28:54.190 --> 00:28:55.280
  • THE DAD CANNOT CONNECT WITH THE
  • 00:28:55.280 --> 00:28:57.120
  • CHILD EMOTIONALLY.
  • 00:28:57.120 --> 00:28:59.130
  • HE REALLY DOES NOT KNOW WHAT TO
  • 00:28:59.130 --> 00:29:00.200
  • DO SO THE MOM IS LOOKING AT THE
  • 00:29:00.200 --> 00:29:01.290
  • DAD SAYING WHY ARE YOU NOT DOING
  • 00:29:01.290 --> 00:29:04.010
  • THE SAME THING I'M DOING?
  • 00:29:04.010 --> 00:29:05.200
  • AND THE DAD'S SAYING, I'M JUST
  • 00:29:05.200 --> 00:29:06.270
  • TRYING TO CONNECT WITH MY SON.
  • 00:29:07.220 --> 00:29:10.220
  • - SAMANTHA: WE JUST DECIDED IN
  • 00:29:10.220 --> 00:29:12.070
  • THE BEGINNING THIS IS GOING
  • 00:29:12.070 --> 00:29:13.010
  • TO TAKE BOTH OF US.
  • 00:29:13.010 --> 00:29:14.240
  • - CRAIG: THE POWERFUL THING
  • 00:29:14.240 --> 00:29:16.150
  • THAT WE DID WAS WE JUST WOULD
  • 00:29:16.190 --> 00:29:19.190
  • NOT BACK UP FROM EACH OTHER.
  • 00:29:19.190 --> 00:29:21.110
  • WE JUST KEPT MOVING FORWARD
  • 00:29:21.110 --> 00:29:22.080
  • TOWARDS EACH OTHER.
  • 00:29:22.080 --> 00:29:25.040
  • IT WAS THOSE MESSAGES I WOULD
  • 00:29:25.040 --> 00:29:26.220
  • HEAR EVERY WEEK FROM OUR PASTOR
  • 00:29:26.220 --> 00:29:28.010
  • JOEL.
  • 00:29:28.010 --> 00:29:30.010
  • PASTOR JOEL HAS TAUGHT US, IN
  • 00:29:30.010 --> 00:29:31.150
  • THE FACT YOU ONLY HAVE GRACE FOR
  • 00:29:31.150 --> 00:29:32.240
  • TODAY.
  • 00:29:32.240 --> 00:29:35.050
  • SO MANY TIMES WE WANT TO ALWAYS
  • 00:29:35.050 --> 00:29:37.260
  • KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN
  • 00:29:37.260 --> 00:29:39.040
  • THE FUTURE AND WHAT IS GOING TO
  • 00:29:39.040 --> 00:29:39.260
  • HAPPEN 3 WEEKS FROM NOW.
  • 00:29:39.260 --> 00:29:42.030
  • WHAT IT HAS TAUGHT ME WITH
  • 00:29:42.030 --> 00:29:44.030
  • CONNOR IS TO TAKE IT DAY BY DAY.
  • 00:29:44.030 --> 00:29:45.230
  • - MATT: WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:29:52.100 --> 00:29:53.010
  • "BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS."
  • 00:29:53.010 --> 00:29:54.260
  • WITH US NOW, CRAIG, YOUR STORY
  • 00:29:54.260 --> 00:29:56.080
  • AND YOUR WIFE'S STORY, YOUR
  • 00:29:56.080 --> 00:29:58.260
  • FAMILY'S STORY.
  • 00:29:58.260 --> 00:30:00.190
  • JUST PICK UP THAT STORY NOW.
  • 00:30:00.190 --> 00:30:03.050
  • FIRST OF ALL, WELCOME TO THE
  • 00:30:03.050 --> 00:30:05.010
  • MAKE CRAIG WELCOME, PLEASE.
  • 00:30:07.050 --> 00:30:08.070
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:30:08.070 --> 00:30:09.010
  • AND THESE TYPES OF THINGS
  • 00:30:11.030 --> 00:30:14.030
  • THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT,
  • 00:30:14.280 --> 00:30:17.280
  • THIS WAS NOT SOMETHING YOU
  • 00:30:17.280 --> 00:30:19.060
  • ASKED FOR, OF COURSE, THIS
  • 00:30:19.060 --> 00:30:20.070
  • WAS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED TO
  • 00:30:20.070 --> 00:30:20.280
  • YOU.
  • 00:30:21.090 --> 00:30:24.090
  • JUST BEFORE WE GO BACK IN AND
  • 00:30:24.090 --> 00:30:27.060
  • HEAR THE SECOND PART OF YOUR
  • 00:30:27.060 --> 00:30:28.060
  • STORY, HOW DID THIS HIT YOU
  • 00:30:28.060 --> 00:30:28.260
  • FIRST?
  • 00:30:28.260 --> 00:30:30.030
  • WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO YOUR
  • 00:30:30.030 --> 00:30:30.240
  • - CRAIG: THE BEST WAY I COULD
  • 00:30:35.230 --> 00:30:36.140
  • DESCRIBE IT IS LIKE A CAR WRECK
  • 00:30:36.140 --> 00:30:37.090
  • WHERE ONE MINUTE YOUR CHILD
  • 00:30:37.090 --> 00:30:38.220
  • IS ONE WAY AND THE NEXT MINUTE
  • 00:30:38.220 --> 00:30:39.290
  • OR NOT TOO FAR AFTER THAT
  • 00:30:39.290 --> 00:30:42.020
  • AND YOU ARE IN SHOCK, YOU KNOW
  • 00:30:45.060 --> 00:30:46.060
  • YOUR LIFE WAS JUST CHANGED.
  • 00:30:46.060 --> 00:30:48.160
  • IT IS KIND OF LIKE SOME OF THE
  • 00:30:48.160 --> 00:30:49.080
  • FAMILIES FACED WITH HURRICANE
  • 00:30:49.080 --> 00:30:50.080
  • HARVEY.
  • 00:30:50.080 --> 00:30:51.110
  • ONE DAY THEIR LIFE IS ONE WAY
  • 00:30:51.110 --> 00:30:53.100
  • AND THE NEXT IT IS ANOTHER.
  • 00:30:53.100 --> 00:30:55.120
  • YOU HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THAT
  • 00:30:55.120 --> 00:30:56.180
  • PROCESS.
  • 00:30:56.180 --> 00:30:57.120
  • AND YOU REALIZE WITH AUTISM, I
  • 00:30:57.120 --> 00:30:59.210
  • BELIEVE GOD CAN DO A MIRACLE
  • 00:30:59.210 --> 00:31:01.210
  • WITHOUT DOUBT.
  • 00:31:01.210 --> 00:31:02.210
  • HE HAS DONE DIFFERENT MIRACLES,
  • 00:31:02.210 --> 00:31:03.280
  • YOU KNOW WITH AUTISM, THIS IS
  • 00:31:03.280 --> 00:31:06.170
  • GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT YOU
  • 00:31:06.170 --> 00:31:08.020
  • ARE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK
  • 00:31:08.020 --> 00:31:08.210
  • THROUGH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:31:08.210 --> 00:31:10.020
  • AND I REMEMBER DURING THAT TIME
  • 00:31:10.020 --> 00:31:10.290
  • IT JUST BEING DARK.
  • 00:31:10.290 --> 00:31:12.210
  • BEING REALLY DARK, WE WERE
  • 00:31:12.210 --> 00:31:14.210
  • TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT ARE WE
  • 00:31:14.210 --> 00:31:16.050
  • GOING TO DO?
  • 00:31:16.050 --> 00:31:18.000
  • HOW ARE WE GOING TO RESPOND?
  • 00:31:18.000 --> 00:31:18.200
  • HOW ARE WE GOING TO LOOK AT
  • 00:31:18.200 --> 00:31:20.180
  • THIS?
  • 00:31:20.290 --> 00:31:23.290
  • AND THIS BOOK IS SO IMPORTANT
  • 00:31:23.290 --> 00:31:25.040
  • FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THOSE
  • 00:31:25.040 --> 00:31:26.120
  • BECAUSE I REMEMBER,
  • 00:31:28.150 --> 00:31:29.120
  • IT WAS THOSE MESSAGES OF HOPE
  • 00:31:29.120 --> 00:31:30.160
  • THAT WE WOULD JUST HOLD ON TO
  • 00:31:30.160 --> 00:31:31.290
  • EVERY WEEK.
  • 00:31:32.050 --> 00:31:35.050
  • I TOLD SAM, I SAID, IT IS A
  • 00:31:35.100 --> 00:31:38.100
  • MIRACLE THAT WE FOUND OUT ABOUT
  • 00:31:38.100 --> 00:31:39.020
  • CONNOR WHEN WE CAME TO LAKEWOOD.
  • 00:31:39.020 --> 00:31:41.170
  • BECAUSE HERE WAS OUR PASTOR, WHO
  • 00:31:41.170 --> 00:31:43.170
  • WAS PREACHING HOPE, AND I THINK
  • 00:31:43.170 --> 00:31:44.230
  • IT IS THE GREATEST COMMODITY
  • 00:31:44.230 --> 00:31:46.220
  • THAT HEAVEN'S GIVEN US IN THIS
  • 00:31:46.220 --> 00:31:47.240
  • DAY AND AGE IS HOPE.
  • 00:31:47.240 --> 00:31:48.140
  • AND WE WERE HOLDING ON TO THAT
  • 00:31:48.140 --> 00:31:50.110
  • EVERY WEEK BECAUSE WE WERE JUST
  • 00:31:50.110 --> 00:31:52.050
  • LOOKING FOR THAT.
  • 00:31:52.050 --> 00:31:53.100
  • IT WAS LIKE AN I.V. THAT YOU
  • 00:31:53.100 --> 00:31:55.180
  • PUT IN AND IT GIVES YOU THAT
  • 00:31:55.180 --> 00:31:56.260
  • POINT TO KEEP ON GOING, KEEP
  • 00:31:56.260 --> 00:31:59.000
  • ON TAKING A STEP FORWARD,
  • 00:31:59.000 --> 00:31:59.200
  • - MATT: LET'S GET TO THE SECOND
  • 00:32:03.250 --> 00:32:04.170
  • PART OF CRAIG AND YOUR ENTIRE
  • 00:32:04.170 --> 00:32:06.150
  • FAMILY'S STORY.
  • 00:32:06.150 --> 00:32:08.230
  • THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS
  • 00:32:08.230 --> 00:32:09.190
  • INTERESTING.
  • 00:32:09.190 --> 00:32:12.170
  • "WAKE UP TO HOPE."
  • 00:32:12.170 --> 00:32:14.020
  • YOU GOT PLANTED INTO THAT, GUESS
  • 00:32:14.020 --> 00:32:15.240
  • WHAT, EVERY MORNING, 7 A.M.
  • 00:32:15.240 --> 00:32:16.290
  • EASTERN AND PACIFIC YOU CAN WAKE
  • 00:32:16.290 --> 00:32:18.170
  • UP TO HOPE RIGHT HERE ON TBN.
  • 00:32:18.170 --> 00:32:20.190
  • LET'S GET BACK TO CRAIG'S STORY
  • 00:32:20.190 --> 00:32:21.210
  • PART 2.
  • 00:32:21.210 --> 00:32:23.270
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:32:23.270 --> 00:32:25.140
  • - CRAIG: A FEW WEEKS LATER,
  • 00:32:25.140 --> 00:32:26.060
  • SAM CALLS ME FROM UPSTAIRS
  • 00:32:26.060 --> 00:32:27.140
  • AND SHE SAID, "CRAIG, CRAIG,
  • 00:32:27.140 --> 00:32:29.240
  • GET UP HERE.
  • 00:32:29.240 --> 00:32:32.070
  • GET UP HERE AS SOON AS YOU CAN."
  • 00:32:32.070 --> 00:32:34.230
  • I THOUGHT THERE WAS SOMETHING
  • 00:32:34.230 --> 00:32:35.140
  • WRONG.
  • 00:32:35.140 --> 00:32:36.190
  • I RUN UPSTAIRS, SHE SAID I WAS
  • 00:32:36.190 --> 00:32:38.290
  • PUTTING CONNOR TO BED.
  • 00:32:38.290 --> 00:32:40.110
  • I WAS READING HIM BOOKS LIKE I
  • 00:32:40.110 --> 00:32:43.030
  • DO EVERY NIGHT AND SHE SAID, ALL
  • 00:32:43.030 --> 00:32:45.100
  • OF A SUDDEN HE JUST BEGAN TO
  • 00:32:45.100 --> 00:32:46.060
  • SPEAK.
  • 00:32:46.060 --> 00:32:48.050
  • HE BEGAN TO SAY ONE WORD AFTER
  • 00:32:48.050 --> 00:32:48.290
  • ANOTHER WORD.
  • 00:32:48.290 --> 00:32:51.120
  • IT HAS BEEN FIVE YEARS SINCE I
  • 00:32:51.120 --> 00:32:52.220
  • HEARD HIM EVEN SPEAK FOUR WORDS
  • 00:32:52.220 --> 00:32:55.020
  • TOGETHER AND SHE SAYS, "CONNOR,
  • 00:32:55.140 --> 00:32:58.140
  • CONNOR, SAY IT FOR DADDY."
  • 00:32:58.140 --> 00:33:01.130
  • HE LIFTED UP HIS LITTLE HEAD AND
  • 00:33:01.130 --> 00:33:02.270
  • HE JUST BEGAN TO SPEAK.
  • 00:33:03.010 --> 00:33:06.010
  • AND HE SAID, "THIS IS MY BIBLE.
  • 00:33:06.010 --> 00:33:07.000
  • I AM WHAT IT SAYS I AM.
  • 00:33:07.000 --> 00:33:09.030
  • I HAVE WHAT IT SAYS I HAVE, I
  • 00:33:09.030 --> 00:33:09.280
  • CAN DO WHAT IT SAYS I CAN DO."
  • 00:33:14.290 --> 00:33:17.290
  • HE SAID THE WHOLE "THIS IS MY
  • 00:33:17.290 --> 00:33:18.270
  • BIBLE" PLEDGE.
  • 00:33:18.270 --> 00:33:20.040
  • WE JUST BEGAN TO BREAKDOWN
  • 00:33:20.040 --> 00:33:20.260
  • CRYING.
  • 00:33:21.220 --> 00:33:24.220
  • IT WAS, TO SAY IT WAS A MIRACLE
  • 00:33:24.220 --> 00:33:26.280
  • WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.
  • 00:33:26.280 --> 00:33:27.250
  • - SAMANTHA: IT WAS ALMOST LIKE
  • 00:33:27.250 --> 00:33:28.170
  • A DECLARATION, THAT WAS WHEN WE
  • 00:33:28.170 --> 00:33:31.040
  • ARE LIKE OKAY, GOD'S GOT THIS
  • 00:33:31.040 --> 00:33:33.090
  • LITTLE GUY.
  • 00:33:33.090 --> 00:33:34.170
  • IT WAS JUST THAT FAITH OF THE
  • 00:33:34.170 --> 00:33:36.260
  • FIRST WORDS HE IS SAYING IS THE
  • 00:33:36.260 --> 00:33:39.050
  • DECLARATION OVER HIS LIFE.
  • 00:33:39.050 --> 00:33:40.230
  • HAVING CONNOR AND BEING SO
  • 00:33:42.280 --> 00:33:45.280
  • INVOLVED IN CHURCH WE WERE JUST
  • 00:33:45.280 --> 00:33:46.260
  • NOTICING WE CAN'T JUST PUT HIM
  • 00:33:46.260 --> 00:33:48.000
  • IN THE TYPICAL CHILDREN'S
  • 00:33:48.140 --> 00:33:51.140
  • CLASSROOM.
  • 00:33:51.140 --> 00:33:53.210
  • - CONNOR: BLUE,
  • 00:33:53.210 --> 00:33:54.250
  • - SAMANTHA: RIGHT.
  • 00:33:54.250 --> 00:33:56.200
  • WHAT COLOR IS THIS?
  • 00:33:56.200 --> 00:33:57.110
  • - CONNOR: GREEN.
  • 00:33:57.110 --> 00:33:59.080
  • - SAMANTHA: SO I WAS FINDING
  • 00:33:59.080 --> 00:33:59.290
  • MYSELF STAYING HOME WHILE CRAIG
  • 00:33:59.290 --> 00:34:00.280
  • WAS GOING.
  • 00:34:00.280 --> 00:34:03.070
  • OKAY, IF THIS IS HAPPENING WITH
  • 00:34:03.070 --> 00:34:06.040
  • OUR FAMILY, AND THIS IS OUR JOB
  • 00:34:06.040 --> 00:34:07.010
  • TO BE AT CHURCH HELPING
  • 00:34:07.080 --> 00:34:10.080
  • FAMILIES, WE CAN'T BE THE ONLY
  • 00:34:10.080 --> 00:34:11.160
  • ONES GOING THROUGH THIS.
  • 00:34:11.160 --> 00:34:12.270
  • - CRAIG: AND GOD SPOKE TO ME
  • 00:34:12.270 --> 00:34:13.180
  • ONE DAY, AND HE SAID,
  • 00:34:13.180 --> 00:34:14.170
  • CRAIG, LOOK AT THE
  • 00:34:14.170 --> 00:34:17.000
  • CHILDREN'S FACILITY WE HAVE
  • 00:34:17.000 --> 00:34:17.290
  • HERE.
  • 00:34:17.290 --> 00:34:19.260
  • LOOKS LIKE DISNEYLAND.
  • 00:34:19.260 --> 00:34:21.210
  • HE SAID, THOSE KIDS DESERVE THE
  • 00:34:21.210 --> 00:34:22.270
  • VERY BEST JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER
  • 00:34:22.270 --> 00:34:23.190
  • CHILD.
  • 00:34:23.270 --> 00:34:26.270
  • - JOEL: SO HE STARTED THE
  • 00:34:26.270 --> 00:34:27.160
  • CHAMPIONS CLASS.
  • 00:34:27.160 --> 00:34:28.210
  • THAT IS A CLASS FOR SPECIAL
  • 00:34:28.210 --> 00:34:29.210
  • NEEDS CHILDREN.
  • 00:34:29.210 --> 00:34:30.130
  • TODAY THERE ARE OVER 300 KIDS IN
  • 00:34:30.130 --> 00:34:32.100
  • THAT CLASS.
  • 00:34:32.100 --> 00:34:34.120
  • (SINGING)
  • 00:34:34.120 --> 00:34:37.120
  • - CRAIG: THAT IS WHY I THINK I
  • 00:34:37.120 --> 00:34:38.080
  • KNOW WHAT GOD MEANT THAT HE
  • 00:34:38.080 --> 00:34:39.020
  • WAS GOING TO USE HIM TO REACH
  • 00:34:39.020 --> 00:34:41.000
  • MILLIONS OF PEOPLE,
  • 00:34:41.000 --> 00:34:41.250
  • BECAUSE AUTISM IS NOT THE
  • 00:34:41.250 --> 00:34:43.050
  • REASON WHY CONNOR IS REACHING
  • 00:34:43.050 --> 00:34:44.120
  • MILLIONS OF PEOPLE, IT
  • 00:34:44.120 --> 00:34:45.210
  • IS BECAUSE OF CONNOR.
  • 00:34:45.210 --> 00:34:48.200
  • - JOEL: OTHER CHURCHES ACROSS
  • 00:34:48.200 --> 00:34:49.110
  • THE COUNTRY HAVE COPIED OUR
  • 00:34:49.110 --> 00:34:50.060
  • MODEL.
  • 00:34:50.060 --> 00:34:52.060
  • AND NOW THERE ARE CHAMPIONS
  • 00:34:52.060 --> 00:34:54.100
  • CLASSES FOR CHILDREN WITH
  • 00:34:54.100 --> 00:34:55.030
  • SPECIAL NEEDS IN CHURCHES ALL
  • 00:34:55.030 --> 00:34:56.080
  • ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
  • 00:34:56.080 --> 00:34:58.100
  • - CRAIG: IT'S REALLY NOT JUST A
  • 00:34:58.100 --> 00:34:59.050
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAM, IT'S
  • 00:34:59.050 --> 00:35:00.150
  • REALLY A DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER
  • 00:35:00.150 --> 00:35:01.090
  • FOR KIDS THAT ANY CHURCH CAN
  • 00:35:01.090 --> 00:35:03.010
  • ADAPT AND USE AND IT HAS
  • 00:35:03.010 --> 00:35:05.260
  • PHYSICAL THERAPY ROOM AND A
  • 00:35:05.260 --> 00:35:08.130
  • SENSORY ROOM AND EDUCATIONAL
  • 00:35:08.150 --> 00:35:11.150
  • ROOM AND A SPECIAL THERAPY ROOM
  • 00:35:11.150 --> 00:35:13.210
  • WITH CURRICULUM.
  • 00:35:13.210 --> 00:35:15.100
  • - JOEL: WHAT HAPPENED?
  • 00:35:15.100 --> 00:35:16.270
  • GOD USED THAT STORM TO BLOW HIM
  • 00:35:16.270 --> 00:35:19.000
  • TO PEOPLE IN NEED.
  • 00:35:19.000 --> 00:35:20.130
  • HE REALIZED GOD WAS DIRECTING
  • 00:35:20.130 --> 00:35:22.090
  • THE WINDS OF THAT STORM.
  • 00:35:22.090 --> 00:35:24.200
  • - CRAIG: THERE ARE SO MANY
  • 00:35:24.200 --> 00:35:26.180
  • FAMILIES DEALING WITH NOT
  • 00:35:26.180 --> 00:35:27.100
  • ONLY THINGS WE ARE DEALING
  • 00:35:27.100 --> 00:35:28.170
  • WITH, BUT FAMILIES ARE
  • 00:35:28.170 --> 00:35:29.040
  • GOING THROUGH SO MUCH IN
  • 00:35:29.040 --> 00:35:30.040
  • THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:35:30.040 --> 00:35:31.250
  • AND IT WAS THOSE MESSAGES THAT
  • 00:35:31.250 --> 00:35:32.160
  • HE WOULD SAY OVER AND OVER
  • 00:35:32.160 --> 00:35:33.140
  • AGAIN.
  • 00:35:33.140 --> 00:35:36.060
  • JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE A GOOD
  • 00:35:36.060 --> 00:35:36.260
  • DAY, YOU GO RIGHT BACK INTO IT
  • 00:35:36.260 --> 00:35:38.190
  • THE NEXT DAY.
  • 00:35:38.190 --> 00:35:41.000
  • THE NEXT DAY WITH A SPECIAL
  • 00:35:41.000 --> 00:35:42.080
  • NEEDS CHILD IT CAN BE HARDER
  • 00:35:42.080 --> 00:35:44.220
  • THAN THE DAY YOU JUST LEFT.
  • 00:35:45.230 --> 00:35:48.230
  • SO, YOU ARE JUST LOOKING FOR
  • 00:35:48.230 --> 00:35:49.130
  • HOPE EVERY WEEK.
  • 00:35:49.130 --> 00:35:50.150
  • - SAMANTHA: PUT YOUR SEAT BELT
  • 00:35:50.150 --> 00:35:51.280
  • ON.
  • 00:35:51.280 --> 00:35:53.040
  • - CRAIG: WHAT GOD HAS DONE
  • 00:35:53.040 --> 00:35:53.240
  • THROUGH THIS LITTLE BOY
  • 00:35:57.040 --> 00:36:00.060
  • - SAMANTHA: YOU LOOK BACK NOW
  • 00:36:02.220 --> 00:36:03.170
  • AND YOU
  • 00:36:03.170 --> 00:36:04.220
  • KNOW GOD HAD EVERYTHING
  • 00:36:04.220 --> 00:36:06.180
  • STRATEGICALLY WORKED OUT FOR
  • 00:36:06.180 --> 00:36:08.010
  • YOU.
  • 00:36:08.010 --> 00:36:10.130
  • - CRAIG: YOU'RE NOT A VICTIM,
  • 00:36:10.130 --> 00:36:11.040
  • CRAIG AND SAMANTHA, YOU'RE
  • 00:36:11.040 --> 00:36:11.230
  • VICTORS.
  • 00:36:13.080 --> 00:36:16.080
  • YOUR SON IS NOT A VICTIM.
  • 00:36:16.080 --> 00:36:17.070
  • HE'S A VICTOR.
  • 00:36:17.070 --> 00:36:18.190
  • THERE IS HOPE IN EVERY
  • 00:36:18.190 --> 00:36:19.190
  • SITUATION.
  • 00:36:19.190 --> 00:36:20.260
  • EVERY CHANGE, EVERYTHING THEY
  • 00:36:20.260 --> 00:36:22.110
  • FACE, THERE IS HOPE IN THOSE
  • 00:36:22.110 --> 00:36:23.010
  • TIMES.
  • 00:36:23.010 --> 00:36:25.050
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:36:25.180 --> 00:36:28.180
  • - MATT: BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:36:30.290 --> 00:36:33.290
  • WHILE CRAIG SITS AND CRIES ON
  • 00:36:33.290 --> 00:36:34.200
  • THE SET FOR A SECOND, I WILL GO
  • 00:36:34.200 --> 00:36:37.170
  • TO JOEL WHO WILL PROBABLY START
  • 00:36:37.170 --> 00:36:38.090
  • CRYING.
  • 00:36:38.090 --> 00:36:39.040
  • - LAURIE: I HAVE A KLEENEX
  • 00:36:39.040 --> 00:36:41.060
  • - MATT: THIS MESSAGE THAT OUT
  • 00:36:43.190 --> 00:36:44.170
  • OF THESE DARK EXPERIENCES
  • 00:36:44.170 --> 00:36:45.060
  • OR OUT OF THIS DARKNESS,
  • 00:36:45.060 --> 00:36:47.260
  • THIS IS A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:36:48.040 --> 00:36:51.040
  • OF A NEW KIND OF ANGLE FOR YOU
  • 00:36:51.040 --> 00:36:51.250
  • TO BRING THE MESSAGE OF HOPE.
  • 00:36:52.150 --> 00:36:55.150
  • - JOEL: IT REALLY IS, MATT, I
  • 00:36:55.150 --> 00:36:57.000
  • BELIEVE IN BEING POSITIVE
  • 00:36:57.000 --> 00:36:59.050
  • AND BEING HAPPY AND JOYFUL.
  • 00:36:59.050 --> 00:37:00.160
  • BUT, YOU KNOW, AND I'VE ALWAYS
  • 00:37:00.260 --> 00:37:03.260
  • TAUGHT THIS BUT I FELT IT IS
  • 00:37:03.260 --> 00:37:04.220
  • IMPORTANT TO WRITE A BOOK ON
  • 00:37:04.220 --> 00:37:05.230
  • THIS.
  • 00:37:05.230 --> 00:37:07.040
  • LIFE HAPPENS TO US ALL.
  • 00:37:07.040 --> 00:37:08.240
  • HAVING FAITH DOES NOT EXEMPT US
  • 00:37:08.240 --> 00:37:09.260
  • FROM DIFFICULTIES, THAT IS NOT
  • 00:37:09.260 --> 00:37:11.220
  • WHAT WE BELIEVE NOR PREACH.
  • 00:37:11.220 --> 00:37:13.210
  • I DO BELIEVE THAT OUT OF EVERY
  • 00:37:13.210 --> 00:37:15.230
  • DIFFICULTY SOMETHING CAN BE
  • 00:37:15.230 --> 00:37:16.170
  • BIRTHED.
  • 00:37:16.170 --> 00:37:18.020
  • AND WE TALKED ABOUT CRAIG AND
  • 00:37:18.020 --> 00:37:20.060
  • SAMANTHA DID NOT WASTE THEIR
  • 00:37:20.060 --> 00:37:21.140
  • PAIN.
  • 00:37:21.140 --> 00:37:22.290
  • THEY COULD HAVE BEEN BITTER BUT
  • 00:37:22.290 --> 00:37:24.100
  • THEY TOOK THAT STEP OF FAITH AND
  • 00:37:24.100 --> 00:37:25.100
  • AS I SAID ON THE VIDEO, THERE
  • 00:37:25.100 --> 00:37:26.140
  • ARE CHAMPION CLUBS ALL OVER THE
  • 00:37:26.140 --> 00:37:28.000
  • WORLD BECAUSE SOMEBODY TOOK A
  • 00:37:28.000 --> 00:37:29.140
  • STEP OF FAITH IN THAT DIFFICULT
  • 00:37:29.140 --> 00:37:30.190
  • TIME.
  • 00:37:30.190 --> 00:37:32.200
  • SO I THINK THAT TO REALIZE GOD'S
  • 00:37:32.200 --> 00:37:34.180
  • ALWAYS DOING SOMETHING.
  • 00:37:34.180 --> 00:37:36.170
  • HE IS GUIDING AND DIRECTING OUR
  • 00:37:36.170 --> 00:37:37.280
  • STEPS AND WE DON'T ALWAYS
  • 00:37:37.280 --> 00:37:38.170
  • BUT I KNOW CRAIG COULD TELL
  • 00:37:41.120 --> 00:37:42.020
  • YOU THIS MORE THAN ME,
  • 00:37:42.020 --> 00:37:43.060
  • GOD WON'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING
  • 00:37:43.060 --> 00:37:43.290
  • WITHOUT GIVING YOU THE STRENGTH
  • 00:37:43.290 --> 00:37:45.170
  • TO GET THROUGH IT AND THE GRACE
  • 00:37:45.170 --> 00:37:46.110
  • FOR EVERY SEASON.
  • 00:37:46.110 --> 00:37:48.250
  • I LOOK AT THEM AND I THINK, MAN,
  • 00:37:48.250 --> 00:37:49.230
  • I ADMIRE THEM AT HOW THEY KEEP A
  • 00:37:49.230 --> 00:37:51.050
  • GOOD ATTITUDE, A BLESSING TO SO
  • 00:37:51.050 --> 00:37:53.220
  • MANY PEOPLE, BUT GOD'S GOT US
  • 00:37:54.290 --> 00:37:57.290
  • MY ENCOURAGEMENT THROUGH THE
  • 00:38:00.200 --> 00:38:01.160
  • BOOK IS, SOMEHOW, SOME WAY IT
  • 00:38:01.160 --> 00:38:02.190
  • WILL WORK FOR YOUR GOOD.
  • 00:38:02.190 --> 00:38:04.160
  • KEEP MOVING FORWARD.
  • 00:38:04.160 --> 00:38:05.090
  • GOD HAS THAT EXPECTED END.
  • 00:38:05.090 --> 00:38:07.060
  • AND DO NOT WASTE YOUR PAIN.
  • 00:38:07.060 --> 00:38:07.260
  • DON'T WASTE WHAT YOU GO THROUGH.
  • 00:38:07.260 --> 00:38:10.240
  • YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A GIFT IN A
  • 00:38:11.040 --> 00:38:14.040
  • STRANGE SENSE.
  • 00:38:14.040 --> 00:38:17.000
  • WHEN YOU HAVE GONE THROUGH
  • 00:38:17.000 --> 00:38:17.250
  • SOMETHING, CRAIG HAS SOMETHING I
  • 00:38:17.250 --> 00:38:18.190
  • DON'T HAVE.
  • 00:38:18.190 --> 00:38:19.080
  • HE HAS GONE THROUGH IT.
  • 00:38:19.080 --> 00:38:19.270
  • HE CAN HELP SOMEBODY IN A WAY I
  • 00:38:19.270 --> 00:38:21.020
  • CANNOT HELP THEM.
  • 00:38:21.020 --> 00:38:22.120
  • IT'S NOT-- HEY, WE CAN ALL BE A
  • 00:38:22.120 --> 00:38:24.270
  • VICTIM IF WE WANT TO.
  • 00:38:24.270 --> 00:38:27.270
  • WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING THAT WENT
  • 00:38:27.270 --> 00:38:28.220
  • WRONG.
  • 00:38:28.220 --> 00:38:29.130
  • BUT YOU HAVE TO TURN IT AROUND
  • 00:38:29.130 --> 00:38:31.160
  • AND SAY GOD, I'M A VICTOR YOU'RE
  • 00:38:31.160 --> 00:38:32.240
  • ON THE THRONE, YOU'RE FIGHTING
  • 00:38:32.240 --> 00:38:33.150
  • MY BATTLES, YOU WILL GET ME
  • 00:38:33.150 --> 00:38:34.050
  • TO WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:38:34.050 --> 00:38:35.020
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:38:35.020 --> 00:38:35.180
  • - VICTORIA: YOU KNOW WHAT I
  • 00:38:38.060 --> 00:38:38.260
  • LOVE ABOUT CRAIG, I LOVE ABOUT
  • 00:38:38.260 --> 00:38:39.170
  • CRAIG AND SAMANTHA,
  • 00:38:39.170 --> 00:38:40.100
  • SAMANTHA'S A CHAMPION.
  • 00:38:40.100 --> 00:38:43.070
  • SHE'S THE MOM, SHE'S THE ONE
  • 00:38:43.070 --> 00:38:44.140
  • DOING IT ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS,
  • 00:38:44.140 --> 00:38:45.090
  • I LOVE THE FACT WATCHING THAT
  • 00:38:45.090 --> 00:38:47.040
  • VIDEO, THAT EVERY TIME GOD GIVES
  • 00:38:47.040 --> 00:38:49.080
  • YOU THAT SIGN, AND GIVES YOU
  • 00:38:49.080 --> 00:38:51.130
  • THAT BREATHES IN THAT, YOU
  • 00:38:51.240 --> 00:38:54.240
  • ANCHOR YOURSELF TO IT.
  • 00:38:54.240 --> 00:38:57.230
  • AND SCRIPTURE TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:38:57.230 --> 00:38:58.130
  • ANCHORING YOURSELF TO HOPE.
  • 00:38:58.130 --> 00:39:00.240
  • BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO KEEP
  • 00:39:00.240 --> 00:39:01.240
  • YOURSELF, LIKE YOU SAID, YOU
  • 00:39:01.240 --> 00:39:03.280
  • HAVE A GOOD DAY, YOU KNOW YOU
  • 00:39:03.280 --> 00:39:05.260
  • ARE GOING INTO THE NEXT DAY, IT
  • 00:39:05.260 --> 00:39:07.150
  • MAY NOT BE AS GOOD.
  • 00:39:07.150 --> 00:39:09.000
  • BUT YOU ANCHOR YOURSELF HERE TO
  • 00:39:09.000 --> 00:39:10.120
  • HOPE.
  • 00:39:10.120 --> 00:39:12.180
  • YOU DON'T GIVE UP THAT HOPE.
  • 00:39:12.180 --> 00:39:13.170
  • YOU DON'T JUST LET THE WIND BLOW
  • 00:39:13.170 --> 00:39:14.180
  • YOU WHEREVER.
  • 00:39:14.180 --> 00:39:16.150
  • YOU SAY NO, GOD DID FOR ME ONCE
  • 00:39:16.150 --> 00:39:18.170
  • HE WILL DO IT FOR ME AGAIN.
  • 00:39:18.170 --> 00:39:19.190
  • I'M STAYING RIGHT HERE ANCHORED
  • 00:39:19.190 --> 00:39:20.270
  • TO HOPE.
  • 00:39:20.270 --> 00:39:22.010
  • THAT IS WHAT I THINK IS SO
  • 00:39:22.010 --> 00:39:23.030
  • CHAMPION ABOUT YOU.
  • 00:39:23.030 --> 00:39:24.080
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:39:25.130 --> 00:39:28.130
  • - MATT: CRAIG, I'M GOING TO
  • 00:39:28.130 --> 00:39:31.100
  • GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO
  • 00:39:32.240 --> 00:39:35.240
  • GIVE FINAL THOUGHTS,
  • 00:39:35.240 --> 00:39:36.230
  • I WANT TO SHOW YOUR
  • 00:39:36.230 --> 00:39:37.200
  • CURRICULUM TOO.
  • 00:39:37.200 --> 00:39:38.060
  • WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:39:38.060 --> 00:39:38.240
  • THIS BOOK, THIS IS OPENING DAY,
  • 00:39:38.240 --> 00:39:40.060
  • THIS IS OCTOBER 24 FOR YOU.
  • 00:39:40.060 --> 00:39:42.290
  • THE NUMBER ON THE SCREEN IS
  • 00:39:42.290 --> 00:39:43.280
  • AVAILABLE TO GET JOEL OSTEEN'S
  • 00:39:43.280 --> 00:39:46.120
  • BRAND NEWEST BOOK.
  • 00:39:48.160 --> 00:39:51.160
  • I WANT TO ALSO POINT OUT, THIS
  • 00:39:51.160 --> 00:39:53.010
  • CURRICULUM WOULD NOT EXIST IF IT
  • 00:39:53.010 --> 00:39:55.040
  • WAS NOT FOR YOUR ATTITUDE.
  • 00:39:55.170 --> 00:39:58.170
  • SO, IF YOU HAD BECOME A VICTIM,
  • 00:39:58.220 --> 00:40:01.220
  • THIS CURRICULUM THAT I'M
  • 00:40:01.220 --> 00:40:02.140
  • HOLDING, THAT-- LOOK, I'M
  • 00:40:02.200 --> 00:40:05.200
  • THROWING EVERYBODY FOR A LOOP
  • 00:40:05.200 --> 00:40:06.280
  • HERE.
  • 00:40:06.280 --> 00:40:07.260
  • BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT
  • 00:40:07.260 --> 00:40:09.280
  • THERE IS A CURRICULUM.
  • 00:40:10.130 --> 00:40:13.130
  • BECAUSE AS LAURIE AND I ARE
  • 00:40:13.130 --> 00:40:14.150
  • SITTING HERE, WE WERE TALKING
  • 00:40:14.150 --> 00:40:16.210
  • EARLIER, CRAIG, AUTISM, WHAT
  • 00:40:17.220 --> 00:40:20.220
  • WERE THE STATISTICS, IT IS
  • 00:40:20.220 --> 00:40:22.090
  • DIAGNOSED 300 TIMES MORE SINCE
  • 00:40:22.090 --> 00:40:23.250
  • THE 80's?
  • 00:40:23.250 --> 00:40:26.100
  • IT'S A CRAZY NUMBER.
  • 00:40:26.100 --> 00:40:29.070
  • - CRAIG: YEAH.
  • 00:40:29.070 --> 00:40:29.230
  • IT HAS GROWN OVER 300 PERCENT
  • 00:40:29.230 --> 00:40:30.170
  • SINCE EARLY 1980's.
  • 00:40:30.170 --> 00:40:32.210
  • ONE IN 58 KIDS ARE BEING
  • 00:40:32.210 --> 00:40:33.190
  • DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM TODAY.
  • 00:40:34.140 --> 00:40:37.140
  • - MATT: THERE IS A LOT OF
  • 00:40:37.140 --> 00:40:38.150
  • CONTROVERSY, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
  • 00:40:38.150 --> 00:40:39.070
  • IS GOOGLE REASONS FOR AUTISM.
  • 00:40:40.080 --> 00:40:43.080
  • YOU WILL GET EVERYTHING ACROSS
  • 00:40:43.080 --> 00:40:44.020
  • THE BOARD FROM THE VACCINATIONS
  • 00:40:45.030 --> 00:40:48.030
  • TO THIS AND THAT, NOBODY WILL
  • 00:40:48.030 --> 00:40:49.120
  • ULTIMATELY, YOU WILL NEVER FIND
  • 00:40:49.120 --> 00:40:51.230
  • THEE ANSWER TO THAT, BUT THE
  • 00:40:51.230 --> 00:40:54.170
  • CURRICULUM THAT HAS BEEN
  • 00:40:55.040 --> 00:40:58.040
  • DEVELOPED BECAUSE OF SOMEONE'S
  • 00:40:58.040 --> 00:40:59.270
  • ATTITUDE TO BE A VICTOR NOT A
  • 00:40:59.270 --> 00:41:01.020
  • VICTIM IS SITTING HERE ON THE
  • 00:41:01.020 --> 00:41:02.050
  • SET.
  • 00:41:02.050 --> 00:41:03.170
  • I WANT YOU TO KNOW THERE ARE
  • 00:41:03.170 --> 00:41:05.010
  • FAMILIES MAYBE ALL OVER THE
  • 00:41:05.010 --> 00:41:06.170
  • WORLD, AND IF YOU NEED THIS
  • 00:41:06.170 --> 00:41:07.120
  • CONTACT US AND SOMEHOW, SOME WAY
  • 00:41:07.120 --> 00:41:09.110
  • WE WILL FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET
  • 00:41:09.110 --> 00:41:10.090
  • THIS TO YOU.
  • 00:41:10.090 --> 00:41:12.120
  • AND WE WANT TO HELP YOU FAMILIES
  • 00:41:12.120 --> 00:41:13.160
  • WATCHING.
  • 00:41:13.160 --> 00:41:15.170
  • FINAL THOUGHTS, CRAIG?
  • 00:41:16.010 --> 00:41:19.010
  • - CRAIG: I HAVE THINK ONE OF
  • 00:41:19.010 --> 00:41:19.220
  • THE GREATEST LESSONS I LEARNED
  • 00:41:19.220 --> 00:41:20.200
  • FROM PASTOR JOEL WHEN WE
  • 00:41:20.200 --> 00:41:21.080
  • HE TOLD US, HE SAID, CRAIG,
  • 00:41:23.280 --> 00:41:25.230
  • THE GREATEST THING YOU
  • 00:41:25.230 --> 00:41:27.000
  • CAN DO WHEN YOU ARE GOING
  • 00:41:27.000 --> 00:41:28.080
  • THROUGH A STORM IS BE GOOD TO
  • 00:41:28.080 --> 00:41:29.020
  • BECAUSE WHAT THAT IS, IT'S LIKE
  • 00:41:32.040 --> 00:41:32.260
  • AN EAGLE.
  • 00:41:32.260 --> 00:41:34.030
  • AN EAGLE WHEN IT'S IN THE
  • 00:41:34.030 --> 00:41:34.240
  • MIDDLE OF A STORM, IN THE WIND
  • 00:41:34.240 --> 00:41:36.210
  • AND THE RAIN IS HITTING-- THE
  • 00:41:36.210 --> 00:41:38.100
  • EAGLE DOES NOT STAY IN THE
  • 00:41:38.100 --> 00:41:39.180
  • STORM, WHAT IT DOES, IT SPREADS
  • 00:41:39.180 --> 00:41:40.270
  • ITS WINGS AS WIDE AS IT CAN.
  • 00:41:40.270 --> 00:41:43.200
  • AND THE WIND BEGINS TO LIFT IT
  • 00:41:43.200 --> 00:41:44.210
  • UP OUT OF THE STORM WHERE IT
  • 00:41:44.210 --> 00:41:45.290
  • GOES PEACEFULLY IN THE EYE.
  • 00:41:45.290 --> 00:41:48.040
  • WHEN YOU HELP SOMEONE ELSE IN
  • 00:41:48.040 --> 00:41:51.030
  • YOUR STORM, YOU MOVE FROM A
  • 00:41:51.030 --> 00:41:52.020
  • VICTIM TO A VICTOR.
  • 00:41:52.020 --> 00:41:54.230
  • YOU ARE LIKE THE EAGLE THAT IS
  • 00:41:54.230 --> 00:41:56.080
  • SPREADING ITS WINGS AND YOU ARE
  • 00:41:56.080 --> 00:41:57.260
  • FLYING.
  • 00:41:57.260 --> 00:42:00.100
  • AND THAT IS REALLY WHAT WE
  • 00:42:00.100 --> 00:42:00.290
  • REALLY TOOK DURING THAT TIME.
  • 00:42:00.290 --> 00:42:02.070
  • WE SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT, THIS IS
  • 00:42:02.070 --> 00:42:03.120
  • OUR STORM BUT WE ARE GOING TO
  • 00:42:03.120 --> 00:42:05.200
  • IT GAVE US A DIFFERENT
  • 00:42:08.150 --> 00:42:09.180
  • PERSPECTIVE ON OUR STORM.
  • 00:42:09.180 --> 00:42:10.230
  • OUR STORM DIDN'T SEEM AS BAD
  • 00:42:10.230 --> 00:42:12.000
  • ANYMORE BECAUSE WE WERE HELPING
  • 00:42:12.000 --> 00:42:12.220
  • SOMEBODY ELSE OUT.
  • 00:42:12.220 --> 00:42:15.040
  • IT WILL BEGIN TO MAKE YOU RISE.
  • 00:42:15.040 --> 00:42:15.270
  • WHEN YOU BEGIN TO HELP OTHER
  • 00:42:15.270 --> 00:42:17.060
  • PEOPLE OUT, YOU WILL SEE THAT
  • 00:42:17.060 --> 00:42:18.270
  • WAS THE PURPOSE BEHIND YOUR
  • 00:42:18.270 --> 00:42:20.270
  • STORM IN THE FIRST PLACE.
  • 00:42:20.270 --> 00:42:22.110
  • IT WAS NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT
  • 00:42:22.110 --> 00:42:23.260
  • YOU, IT WAS ABOUT ALL THE PEOPLE
  • 00:42:23.260 --> 00:42:25.020
  • YOU WERE GOING TO HELP ALONG THE
  • 00:42:25.020 --> 00:42:26.000
  • WAY.
  • 00:42:26.000 --> 00:42:27.210
  • - MATT: BEAUTIFUL.
  • 00:42:27.210 --> 00:42:29.030
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:42:29.030 --> 00:42:30.090
  • WELL SAID.
  • 00:42:30.090 --> 00:42:31.180
  • WE HAVE YET ANOTHER STORY.
  • 00:42:32.170 --> 00:42:35.170
  • THIS STORY IS A YOUNG LADY NAMED
  • 00:42:35.170 --> 00:42:36.090
  • VICTORIA, NOT OSTEEN.
  • 00:42:36.090 --> 00:42:38.040
  • WATCH THIS.
  • 00:42:38.040 --> 00:42:40.190
  • - JOEL: I MET A YOUNG LADY.
  • 00:42:40.190 --> 00:42:41.280
  • SHE GREW UP VERY HEALTHY, ACTIVE
  • 00:42:41.280 --> 00:42:43.020
  • AND ENERGETIC.
  • 00:42:44.030 --> 00:42:47.030
  • BUT AT ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE SHE
  • 00:42:47.030 --> 00:42:47.240
  • HAD A PAIN ON HER SIDE THAT
  • 00:42:47.240 --> 00:42:49.260
  • WOULDN'T GO AWAY.
  • 00:42:49.260 --> 00:42:51.080
  • THE DOCTORS REMOVED HER APPENDIX
  • 00:42:51.080 --> 00:42:52.040
  • BUT IT DIDN'T HELP.
  • 00:42:52.040 --> 00:42:54.100
  • - VICTORIA: AND WITHIN TWO
  • 00:42:54.100 --> 00:42:56.160
  • WEEKS I HAD LOST 30 POUNDS AND
  • 00:42:56.160 --> 00:42:57.270
  • MY RIGHT FOOT STARTED TO DRAG.
  • 00:42:57.270 --> 00:42:59.120
  • AND AFTER TWO WEEKS, I BECAME
  • 00:42:59.120 --> 00:43:01.200
  • COMPLETELY PARALYZED FROM THE
  • 00:43:01.200 --> 00:43:02.150
  • WAIST DOWN.
  • 00:43:02.150 --> 00:43:05.010
  • AND AT THIS POINT DOCTORS ARE
  • 00:43:05.010 --> 00:43:05.220
  • SENDING ME HOME TELLING MY
  • 00:43:05.220 --> 00:43:07.230
  • PARENTS I'M DOING IT FOR
  • 00:43:07.230 --> 00:43:08.190
  • ATTENTION.
  • 00:43:08.190 --> 00:43:09.080
  • - JOEL: SHE ENDED UP IN THE
  • 00:43:09.080 --> 00:43:10.180
  • HOSPITAL IN A VEGETATIVE STATE,
  • 00:43:10.180 --> 00:43:13.130
  • NOT ABLE TO MOVE, NOT ABLE
  • 00:43:13.130 --> 00:43:15.170
  • TO OPEN HER EYES OR COMMUNICATE
  • 00:43:15.170 --> 00:43:16.290
  • IN ANY WAY.
  • 00:43:16.290 --> 00:43:18.240
  • SHE WAS GONE.
  • 00:43:18.240 --> 00:43:20.210
  • THE DOCTORS FINALLY DIAGNOSED
  • 00:43:20.210 --> 00:43:22.170
  • HER WITH A RARE AUTOIMMUNE
  • 00:43:22.170 --> 00:43:25.170
  • DISORDER THAT CAUSED SWELLING ON
  • 00:43:25.170 --> 00:43:26.290
  • HER BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD.
  • 00:43:26.290 --> 00:43:29.260
  • THEY TOLD HER FAMILY SHE WOULD
  • 00:43:29.260 --> 00:43:31.280
  • BE A VEGETABLE THE REST OF HER
  • 00:43:31.280 --> 00:43:32.270
  • LIFE.
  • 00:43:32.270 --> 00:43:34.210
  • THERE WAS A GOOD CHANCE SHE
  • 00:43:34.210 --> 00:43:35.230
  • WOULDN'T LIVE THAT LONG.
  • 00:43:35.230 --> 00:43:37.020
  • AGAINST ALL ODDS HER FAMILY
  • 00:43:37.020 --> 00:43:37.240
  • BELIEVED GOD WAS IN CONTROL.
  • 00:43:39.170 --> 00:43:42.170
  • THAT HE COULD RESTORE HEALTH
  • 00:43:42.170 --> 00:43:43.070
  • BACK INTO HER.
  • 00:43:43.070 --> 00:43:43.230
  • - MOM: I PUT MY ARMS UP AND I
  • 00:43:43.230 --> 00:43:44.230
  • SAID I CAN'T DO THIS
  • 00:43:44.230 --> 00:43:45.110
  • ALONE ANYMORE.
  • 00:43:45.110 --> 00:43:46.090
  • I CAN'T.
  • 00:43:47.010 --> 00:43:50.010
  • YOU HAVE TO HELP ME BECAUSE YOU
  • 00:43:50.010 --> 00:43:51.150
  • ARE ALL I HAVE.
  • 00:43:51.150 --> 00:43:53.160
  • - JOEL: HER BROTHERS AND
  • 00:43:53.160 --> 00:43:54.230
  • PARENTS,
  • 00:43:54.230 --> 00:43:55.240
  • THEY WOULD HOLD CONVERSATIONS
  • 00:43:55.240 --> 00:43:56.150
  • WITH HER, TALK TO HER LIKE SHE
  • 00:43:56.150 --> 00:43:57.160
  • WAS STILL THERE.
  • 00:43:57.160 --> 00:43:59.060
  • MONTH AFTER MONTH WENT BY NO
  • 00:43:59.060 --> 00:44:01.180
  • SIGN OF ANY CHANGE.
  • 00:44:01.180 --> 00:44:04.070
  • TWO YEARS LATER, THIS YOUNG LADY
  • 00:44:04.070 --> 00:44:06.020
  • WOKE UP ON THE INSIDE.
  • 00:44:07.040 --> 00:44:10.040
  • - VICTORIA: MY MOM WALKED IN
  • 00:44:10.040 --> 00:44:10.250
  • THE ROOM,
  • 00:44:10.250 --> 00:44:11.170
  • I'M TRYING TO GET HER ATTENTION,
  • 00:44:11.170 --> 00:44:13.220
  • BUT REALIZING THAT I'M ACTUALLY
  • 00:44:13.220 --> 00:44:16.060
  • ONLY SPEAKING IN MY HEAD, I'M
  • 00:44:16.060 --> 00:44:17.120
  • NOT SPEAKING OUT LOUD, AND THEN,
  • 00:44:17.120 --> 00:44:19.280
  • FROM THERE, REALIZING, OH, MY
  • 00:44:19.280 --> 00:44:21.050
  • GOSH, I'M LOCKED IN.
  • 00:44:21.050 --> 00:44:22.220
  • I HAVE NO IDEA WHY.
  • 00:44:22.220 --> 00:44:24.210
  • - JOEL: EVERY SUNDAY IN THE
  • 00:44:24.210 --> 00:44:25.290
  • HOSPITAL,
  • 00:44:25.290 --> 00:44:27.160
  • HER MOTHER WOULD TURN OUR
  • 00:44:27.160 --> 00:44:29.100
  • PROGRAM ON THE TELEVISION.
  • 00:44:29.100 --> 00:44:31.070
  • - MOM: HIS MESSAGE ALWAYS SPOKE
  • 00:44:31.070 --> 00:44:32.200
  • TO WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR.
  • 00:44:32.200 --> 00:44:34.000
  • DESPERATE TO HEAR THAT MESSAGE
  • 00:44:34.000 --> 00:44:36.070
  • THAT WOULD CARRY ME TO THE NEXT
  • 00:44:36.070 --> 00:44:37.050
  • WEEK.
  • 00:44:37.050 --> 00:44:39.050
  • - JOEL: THIS YOUNG LADY WOULD
  • 00:44:39.050 --> 00:44:40.190
  • HEAR US TALKING ABOUT HOW GOD
  • 00:44:40.190 --> 00:44:41.190
  • IS A HEALER.
  • 00:44:41.190 --> 00:44:42.110
  • HOW HE CAN DO WHAT MEDICINE
  • 00:44:42.110 --> 00:44:43.030
  • CANNOT DO.
  • 00:44:43.030 --> 00:44:44.270
  • THREE YEARS LATER, SHE WAS ABLE
  • 00:44:44.270 --> 00:44:46.130
  • TO OPEN HER EYES.
  • 00:44:46.130 --> 00:44:49.120
  • STILL NO OTHER MOVEMENT.
  • 00:44:49.120 --> 00:44:50.000
  • HER MOTHER SAID TO HER, IF YOU
  • 00:44:50.000 --> 00:44:52.150
  • ARE IN THERE, IF YOU CAN
  • 00:44:52.150 --> 00:44:53.140
  • UNDERSTAND ME, BLINK ONCE FOR
  • 00:44:53.140 --> 00:44:55.130
  • YES, SHE BLINKED ONCE.
  • 00:44:55.130 --> 00:44:58.050
  • - VICTORIA: MY MOM WALKED IN
  • 00:44:58.050 --> 00:44:59.120
  • AND I LOCKED EYES ON HER.
  • 00:44:59.120 --> 00:45:00.160
  • AND SHE JUST LOOKED AT ME AND
  • 00:45:00.160 --> 00:45:02.240
  • SHE SAID, IF YOU CAN HEAR ME,
  • 00:45:02.240 --> 00:45:03.210
  • BLINK TWICE, I DID.
  • 00:45:03.210 --> 00:45:04.180
  • A LOT OF BLINKING.
  • 00:45:04.250 --> 00:45:07.250
  • THAT WAS THE BEGINNING OF JUST
  • 00:45:07.250 --> 00:45:08.160
  • LIKE OUR CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.
  • 00:45:08.160 --> 00:45:09.270
  • - JOEL: THAT WAS THE START OF A
  • 00:45:09.270 --> 00:45:10.190
  • LONG JOURNEY BACK.
  • 00:45:10.190 --> 00:45:13.180
  • SHE LEARNED TO TALK AGAIN, TO
  • 00:45:13.180 --> 00:45:14.280
  • EAT AGAIN, TO MOVE AGAIN, IN
  • 00:45:15.020 --> 00:45:18.020
  • SEPTEMBER 2010, FOUR YEARS AFTER
  • 00:45:18.200 --> 00:45:21.200
  • SHE BECAME SICK, SHE WAS ABLE TO
  • 00:45:21.200 --> 00:45:23.220
  • GO BACK TO SCHOOL ONCE AGAIN.
  • 00:45:23.220 --> 00:45:26.090
  • EVERYTHING WOKE UP EXCEPT HER
  • 00:45:26.090 --> 00:45:28.160
  • LEGS.
  • 00:45:28.160 --> 00:45:31.010
  • SHE WAS PARALYZED FROM THE WAIST
  • 00:45:31.010 --> 00:45:32.250
  • DOWN.
  • 00:45:32.250 --> 00:45:34.140
  • SHE HAD BEEN TOLD SHE WOULD
  • 00:45:34.140 --> 00:45:35.090
  • NEVER WALK AGAIN.
  • 00:45:35.090 --> 00:45:37.060
  • BUT THROUGH FAITH, HARD WORK AND
  • 00:45:37.060 --> 00:45:38.270
  • DETERMINATION AND TRAINING THIS
  • 00:45:38.270 --> 00:45:41.180
  • LAST MARCH A FEW MONTHS AGO SHE
  • 00:45:41.180 --> 00:45:44.020
  • DEFIED THE ODDS AND TOOK HER
  • 00:45:44.020 --> 00:45:45.270
  • FIRST STEPS.
  • 00:45:45.270 --> 00:45:48.260
  • SHE NO LONGER NEEDS A WHEELCHAIR
  • 00:45:48.260 --> 00:45:49.230
  • AND TODAY 21 YEARS OF AGE, SHE
  • 00:45:49.230 --> 00:45:51.230
  • IS ONE OF ESPN'S YOUNGEST ON AIR
  • 00:45:54.020 --> 00:45:57.020
  • PERSONALITIES, SHE IS A MODEL,
  • 00:45:57.020 --> 00:45:58.200
  • AN ACTRESS, A MOTIVATIONAL
  • 00:45:58.200 --> 00:46:00.230
  • SPEAKER, MY FRIEND IS WITH US ON
  • 00:46:00.230 --> 00:46:02.060
  • THE FRONT ROW, THAT IS MISS
  • 00:46:02.060 --> 00:46:03.100
  • VICTORIA ARLAND RIGHT THERE.
  • 00:46:03.100 --> 00:46:05.210
  • LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE IS,
  • 00:46:06.220 --> 00:46:09.220
  • STRONG AND HEALTHY!
  • 00:46:09.220 --> 00:46:12.200
  • [APPLAUSE]
  • 00:46:13.050 --> 00:46:16.050
  • - MATT: MAN, WOW!
  • 00:46:19.280 --> 00:46:22.280
  • IT WAS GETTING ME TO CRY.
  • 00:46:22.280 --> 00:46:25.080
  • - LAURIE: SHE IS ON "DANCING
  • 00:46:25.080 --> 00:46:25.290
  • WITH THE STARS" THIS SEASON.
  • 00:46:25.290 --> 00:46:27.130
  • ISN'T THAT AMAZING?
  • 00:46:27.130 --> 00:46:28.220
  • YOU'VE BEEN SITTING HERE
  • 00:46:29.150 --> 00:46:32.150
  • CRYING THE WHOLE TIME.
  • 00:46:32.150 --> 00:46:34.140
  • - JOEL: I KNEW THE STORY BUT
  • 00:46:34.260 --> 00:46:37.260
  • TALKING TO VICTORIA, SHE WAS
  • 00:46:38.090 --> 00:46:41.090
  • LOCKED INSIDE HER BODY.
  • 00:46:41.090 --> 00:46:42.070
  • I SAID, WHAT DID YOU DO ALL THAT
  • 00:46:42.070 --> 00:46:42.290
  • TIME?
  • 00:46:42.290 --> 00:46:45.000
  • I WOULD THINK OF REASONS TO BE
  • 00:46:45.000 --> 00:46:45.210
  • YOU ARE LOCKED INSIDE YOUR BODY,
  • 00:46:48.040 --> 00:46:48.290
  • THE LAST THING YOU WOULD THINK
  • 00:46:48.290 --> 00:46:50.150
  • ABOUT-- SHE SAID I WOULD TELL
  • 00:46:50.150 --> 00:46:51.160
  • STORIES TO MYSELF, I WOULD SAY
  • 00:46:51.160 --> 00:46:52.070
  • LORD, THANK YOU FOR THESE
  • 00:46:52.070 --> 00:46:53.120
  • NURSES, JUST AGAIN, I GO BACK
  • 00:46:53.120 --> 00:46:55.080
  • TO, WE ALL HAVE NEGATIVE THING
  • 00:46:55.080 --> 00:46:58.020
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:46:58.020 --> 00:46:59.020
  • HOPEFULLY NOTHING LIKE THAT.
  • 00:46:59.280 --> 00:47:03.000
  • BUT WHEN YOU CAN STAY IN FAITH
  • 00:47:03.000 --> 00:47:03.210
  • AND SAY GOD, I DON'T UNDERSTAND
  • 00:47:03.210 --> 00:47:04.160
  • IT BUT I KNOW YOU HAVE THE FINAL
  • 00:47:04.160 --> 00:47:06.020
  • SAY, YOU ARE IN CONTROL.
  • 00:47:06.020 --> 00:47:06.220
  • THAT MESSAGE I TALKED ABOUT, I
  • 00:47:06.290 --> 00:47:09.290
  • CALLED IT "TROUBLE IS
  • 00:47:09.290 --> 00:47:11.100
  • TRANSPORTATION."
  • 00:47:11.100 --> 00:47:13.160
  • BECAUSE WE LOOK AT IT AS TROUBLE
  • 00:47:13.160 --> 00:47:14.140
  • TRYING TO STOP, NO, THE TROUBLE
  • 00:47:14.140 --> 00:47:15.230
  • IS MOVING YOU TO WHERE GOD WANTS
  • 00:47:15.230 --> 00:47:17.200
  • YOU TO GO.
  • 00:47:17.200 --> 00:47:19.100
  • AND I THINK ABOUT THIS, I
  • 00:47:19.100 --> 00:47:20.240
  • WHEN WE WERE IN OUR MID 20'S, WE
  • 00:47:25.270 --> 00:47:27.110
  • HAD A BUSINESS DOING TELEVISION
  • 00:47:27.110 --> 00:47:28.290
  • COMMERCIALS, BUT MATT, SOMEBODY
  • 00:47:29.180 --> 00:47:32.180
  • THAT WAS FILING OUR INCOME TAXES
  • 00:47:32.180 --> 00:47:34.040
  • DID NOT LIVE IN TEXAS.
  • 00:47:34.040 --> 00:47:35.110
  • THEY LIVED IN NORTH CAROLINA OR
  • 00:47:35.110 --> 00:47:36.200
  • SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:47:36.200 --> 00:47:38.000
  • THEY DID NOT KNOW ALL THE LAWS
  • 00:47:38.000 --> 00:47:39.020
  • FOR TEXAS, THERE WAS A STATE
  • 00:47:39.020 --> 00:47:41.180
  • INCOME TAX, BUSINESS TAX WE WERE
  • 00:47:41.180 --> 00:47:42.250
  • SUPPOSED TO BE PAYING.
  • 00:47:42.250 --> 00:47:44.210
  • SO, SOMEHOW IT CAME TO LIGHT AND
  • 00:47:44.210 --> 00:47:47.000
  • WE GOT A CALL FROM THIS ATTORNEY
  • 00:47:47.000 --> 00:47:49.030
  • OR SOMEBODY ELSE SAYING, YOU OWE
  • 00:47:49.030 --> 00:47:51.010
  • A LOT OF MONEY IN BACK TAXES AND
  • 00:47:51.190 --> 00:47:54.190
  • A LOT OF MONEY TO US, SEVERAL
  • 00:47:54.190 --> 00:47:55.280
  • THOUSAND DOLLARS, WE DID NOT
  • 00:47:55.280 --> 00:47:56.290
  • HAVE IT BACK THEN, IT WAS LIKE
  • 00:47:56.290 --> 00:47:58.050
  • CHRISTMAS.
  • 00:47:58.050 --> 00:48:00.130
  • IT WAS LIKE THE WORST THING THAT
  • 00:48:00.130 --> 00:48:02.110
  • COULD EVER HAPPEN.
  • 00:48:02.110 --> 00:48:04.040
  • THIS GUY-- IT WAS NOT EVEN MY
  • 00:48:04.040 --> 00:48:05.080
  • FAULT.
  • 00:48:05.080 --> 00:48:05.280
  • HE WAS NOT PAYING TAXES AND NOW
  • 00:48:05.280 --> 00:48:07.060
  • WE HAVE TO PAY TAXES AND
  • 00:48:07.060 --> 00:48:07.280
  • PENALTY.
  • 00:48:07.280 --> 00:48:08.260
  • WE WERE 25 YEARS OLD AND
  • 00:48:08.260 --> 00:48:10.240
  • DISCOURAGED.
  • 00:48:10.240 --> 00:48:12.160
  • - VICTORIA: DEPRESSED.
  • 00:48:12.160 --> 00:48:13.290
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:48:13.290 --> 00:48:14.220
  • - LAURIE: I GET IT.
  • 00:48:14.220 --> 00:48:15.260
  • - JOEL: WE MET THIS OTHER
  • 00:48:15.260 --> 00:48:16.150
  • ATTORNEY.
  • 00:48:16.150 --> 00:48:17.030
  • HE SAID I CAN HELP YOU.
  • 00:48:17.030 --> 00:48:17.210
  • WE CAN STRAIGHTEN THIS OUT.
  • 00:48:17.210 --> 00:48:18.180
  • WE REFILED THEM.
  • 00:48:18.180 --> 00:48:19.240
  • THEY HAD NOT BEEN FILED RIGHT.
  • 00:48:19.240 --> 00:48:21.110
  • AND WE SPENT TWO WEEKS WORKING
  • 00:48:21.110 --> 00:48:22.150
  • TOGETHER.
  • 00:48:22.150 --> 00:48:23.120
  • WE GOT TO KNOW THIS ATTORNEY
  • 00:48:23.120 --> 00:48:24.060
  • REALLY WELL.
  • 00:48:24.120 --> 00:48:27.120
  • AND COME TO FIND OUT, WE BECAME
  • 00:48:27.120 --> 00:48:29.210
  • VERY GOOD FRIENDS, LET ME FAST
  • 00:48:29.210 --> 00:48:30.250
  • FORWARD.
  • 00:48:30.250 --> 00:48:32.170
  • YEARS LATER WHEN WE WERE TRYING
  • 00:48:32.170 --> 00:48:34.120
  • TO GET THE COMPAQ CENTER WE
  • 00:48:34.120 --> 00:48:35.240
  • NEEDED AN ATTORNEY.
  • 00:48:35.240 --> 00:48:36.220
  • I SAID I KNOW SOMEONE I CAN
  • 00:48:36.220 --> 00:48:39.180
  • COUNT ON, SOMEBODY I CAN TRUST.
  • 00:48:39.180 --> 00:48:41.140
  • HE CAME ONBOARD AND HELPED US
  • 00:48:41.140 --> 00:48:42.160
  • GET THAT FACILITY.
  • 00:48:42.160 --> 00:48:44.190
  • I SAY ALL THAT, I DON'T BELIEVE
  • 00:48:44.190 --> 00:48:46.040
  • IF I HAD GONE THROUGH THAT ONE
  • 00:48:46.040 --> 00:48:47.080
  • STORM THAT ONE DIFFICULTY THAT I
  • 00:48:47.080 --> 00:48:48.250
  • WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THE
  • 00:48:49.110 --> 00:48:52.110
  • FRIENDSHIP WITH THIS GUY TO JUST
  • 00:48:52.110 --> 00:48:53.240
  • PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL HIM
  • 00:48:53.240 --> 00:48:55.030
  • AND THINGS FELL INTO PLACE, I
  • 00:48:55.030 --> 00:48:55.240
  • LOOK BACK AND SAY, YOU KNOW
  • 00:48:55.240 --> 00:48:57.010
  • WHAT, TWENTY YEARS EARLIER, GOD,
  • 00:48:57.010 --> 00:48:58.200
  • YOU KNEW WHAT I WAS GOING TO
  • 00:48:58.200 --> 00:48:59.180
  • FACE.
  • 00:48:59.180 --> 00:49:00.280
  • THAT WAS JUST A SET UP TO
  • 00:49:00.280 --> 00:49:02.080
  • DEVELOP THIS RELATIONSHIP THAT
  • 00:49:02.080 --> 00:49:03.220
  • REALLY LED US TO WHERE WE ARE
  • 00:49:03.220 --> 00:49:04.200
  • TODAY.
  • 00:49:04.200 --> 00:49:07.130
  • WHAT I'M SAYING IS, THE WHOLE
  • 00:49:07.130 --> 00:49:08.040
  • TIME GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THE
  • 00:49:08.040 --> 00:49:09.000
  • SCENES.
  • 00:49:09.000 --> 00:49:09.260
  • - LAURIE: I THINK IT REALLY
  • 00:49:15.180 --> 00:49:16.080
  • MATTERS WHAT WE DO IN THIS LIFE.
  • 00:49:16.080 --> 00:49:17.000
  • THE BIBLE TALKS ABOUT THIS LIFE
  • 00:49:17.000 --> 00:49:17.220
  • BEING SUCH A VAPOR.
  • 00:49:18.000 --> 00:49:21.000
  • IF WE CAN JUST-- I THINK OF 70,
  • 00:49:21.000 --> 00:49:22.270
  • 80, 90 YEARS HERE ON EARTH, IF
  • 00:49:23.190 --> 00:49:26.190
  • WE CAN JUST PUT OUR FOCUS ON GOD
  • 00:49:26.190 --> 00:49:29.050
  • AND SAY THIS IS NOT HAPPENING TO
  • 00:49:29.050 --> 00:49:30.200
  • ME BUT THIS IS HAPPENING FOR ME
  • 00:49:30.200 --> 00:49:33.120
  • AND SOMEHOW GRASP ON TO THAT,
  • 00:49:34.010 --> 00:49:37.010
  • THAT THIS LIFE IS SO QUICK THAT
  • 00:49:37.010 --> 00:49:39.240
  • I THINK IT REALLY MATTERS FOR
  • 00:49:39.240 --> 00:49:40.210
  • OUR FUTURE.
  • 00:49:40.210 --> 00:49:43.210
  • AND WHAT WE DO TO HELP OTHERS
  • 00:49:43.210 --> 00:49:44.230
  • THROUGH THIS LIFE.
  • 00:49:44.250 --> 00:49:47.250
  • AND, I JUST KNOW THERE ARE SO
  • 00:49:47.250 --> 00:49:49.120
  • MANY PEOPLE GOING THROUGH THEIR
  • 00:49:49.120 --> 00:49:50.110
  • DARKNESS TODAY.
  • 00:49:50.110 --> 00:49:52.150
  • AND I KNOW THIS PROGRAM HAS
  • 00:49:52.150 --> 00:49:53.280
  • HELPED ME TODAY, AMEN, ANYBODY?
  • 00:49:53.280 --> 00:49:56.000
  • LIFT YOUR FAITH, TO BUILD YOU
  • 00:49:56.200 --> 00:49:59.200
  • UP.
  • 00:50:01.020 --> 00:50:04.020
  • I KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE
  • 00:50:04.020 --> 00:50:04.240
  • JUST SUCKING AIR RIGHT NOW OUT
  • 00:50:04.240 --> 00:50:05.160
  • - VICTORIA: THE BEAUTIFUL THING
  • 00:50:07.280 --> 00:50:09.090
  • IS, IF WE CAN GRASP IT,
  • 00:50:09.090 --> 00:50:11.090
  • IF WE CAN GRASP IT,
  • 00:50:11.090 --> 00:50:12.080
  • GOD WILL HELP US BECAUSE IT
  • 00:50:12.130 --> 00:50:15.130
  • SAID THE GOD OF HOPE WILL FILL
  • 00:50:15.130 --> 00:50:16.180
  • YOU WITH ALL HOPE IN THE
  • 00:50:16.180 --> 00:50:17.240
  • HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:50:18.170 --> 00:50:21.170
  • SO HE NOT ONLY WANTS US TO HOPE
  • 00:50:21.170 --> 00:50:22.130
  • BUT HE WANTS TO HELP US CONTINUE
  • 00:50:22.130 --> 00:50:23.200
  • TO HOPE.
  • 00:50:23.200 --> 00:50:25.290
  • TO CONTINUE TO OVERFLOW WITH
  • 00:50:25.290 --> 00:50:26.270
  • HOPE.
  • 00:50:26.270 --> 00:50:29.030
  • IT SAYS, IF YOU BE FILLED WITH
  • 00:50:29.030 --> 00:50:31.030
  • JOY AND PEACE AS YOU OVERFLOW
  • 00:50:31.030 --> 00:50:32.150
  • WITH HOPE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • 00:50:32.150 --> 00:50:34.230
  • SOMETIMES YOU LISTEN TO THESE
  • 00:50:34.230 --> 00:50:36.140
  • STORIES AND YOU THINK, COULD I
  • 00:50:36.140 --> 00:50:38.040
  • DO THAT?
  • 00:50:38.040 --> 00:50:39.010
  • THAT IS IMMEDIATELY WHAT I
  • 00:50:39.010 --> 00:50:40.010
  • THINK.
  • 00:50:40.010 --> 00:50:40.240
  • COULD I DO THAT?
  • 00:50:40.240 --> 00:50:41.280
  • COULD I DO THAT?
  • 00:50:41.280 --> 00:50:43.020
  • BUT IT IS THE GRACE, IT IS GOD
  • 00:50:43.020 --> 00:50:45.070
  • HELPING US.
  • 00:50:45.070 --> 00:50:47.040
  • BUT WE DO OUR PART AND HE DOES
  • 00:50:47.040 --> 00:50:48.290
  • WHAT WE CANNOT DO.
  • 00:50:48.290 --> 00:50:49.280
  • THAT IS WHAT I LOVE ABOUT, GOD
  • 00:50:49.280 --> 00:50:52.110
  • DOES NOT EXPECT US TO DO IT ALL
  • 00:50:52.110 --> 00:50:54.100
  • ON OUR OWN, HE IS ALWAYS THERE
  • 00:50:54.100 --> 00:50:55.250
  • - MATT: I LOVE THAT.
  • 00:50:56.290 --> 00:50:57.290
  • TODAY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT
  • 00:50:57.290 --> 00:50:58.280
  • "BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS."
  • 00:50:58.280 --> 00:51:01.070
  • DO ME A FAVOR, LET ME HAVE THE
  • 00:51:01.070 --> 00:51:03.230
  • BIG GIANT WIDE SHOT IN THE
  • 00:51:03.230 --> 00:51:04.240
  • STUDIO.
  • 00:51:05.090 --> 00:51:08.090
  • HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THIS STUDIO
  • 00:51:08.090 --> 00:51:09.020
  • HAVE WATCHED TBN FOR MANY YEARS,
  • 00:51:09.020 --> 00:51:10.200
  • SAY DECADES, WAVE YOUR HAND, A
  • 00:51:10.200 --> 00:51:12.140
  • SOME OF THE OLD TIMERS HERE, YOU
  • 00:51:20.100 --> 00:51:21.080
  • CAN ADMIT YOU ARE AN OLD TIMER,
  • 00:51:21.080 --> 00:51:22.000
  • JAY, ESPECIALLY YOU.
  • 00:51:22.000 --> 00:51:23.210
  • BUT REMEMBER PAUL BILLHEIMER,
  • 00:51:23.210 --> 00:51:26.130
  • WAVE IF YOU REMEMBER
  • 00:51:26.130 --> 00:51:27.140
  • PAUL BILLHEIMER.
  • 00:51:28.060 --> 00:51:31.060
  • ONE GUY REMEMBERS
  • 00:51:31.060 --> 00:51:31.250
  • PAUL BILLHEIMER.
  • 00:51:31.250 --> 00:51:32.110
  • JAY.
  • 00:51:32.110 --> 00:51:34.000
  • JAY IS 165 YEARS OLD, LOOKS
  • 00:51:34.000 --> 00:51:35.050
  • GREAT.
  • 00:51:35.050 --> 00:51:37.240
  • BASICALLY, IT FEELS LIKE, TO ALL
  • 00:51:37.240 --> 00:51:40.000
  • OF THE OLD TIMERS WATCHING IN
  • 00:51:40.000 --> 00:51:42.150
  • THE AUDIENCE, THOSE THAT WATCHED
  • 00:51:42.150 --> 00:51:44.110
  • TBN BACK IN THE 80'S AND 70'S
  • 00:51:44.260 --> 00:51:47.260
  • ESPECIALLY HERE IN SOUTHERN
  • 00:51:48.280 --> 00:51:51.280
  • CALIFORNIA, I KNOW E.J.'S MOM
  • 00:51:51.280 --> 00:51:53.170
  • AND GRANDMA HAVE BEEN WATCHING
  • 00:51:53.170 --> 00:51:55.000
  • TBN HERE IN THE SOUTHERN
  • 00:51:55.000 --> 00:51:56.190
  • CALIFORNIA AREA WHERE TBN
  • 00:51:56.190 --> 00:51:58.160
  • STARTED.
  • 00:51:58.160 --> 00:52:01.000
  • BUT THIS STUDIO, THIS BEAUTIFUL
  • 00:52:01.000 --> 00:52:02.050
  • STUDIO IS THE SAME ONE THAT ORAL
  • 00:52:03.040 --> 00:52:06.040
  • ROBERTS WAS IN YEARS AGO AND HOW
  • 00:52:06.040 --> 00:52:08.020
  • MANY KNOW E.V. HILL
  • 00:52:10.290 --> 00:52:13.290
  • WAS ON TBN SO OFTEN AND
  • 00:52:13.290 --> 00:52:14.170
  • EVERYONE THOUGHT TBN BELONGED TO
  • 00:52:14.170 --> 00:52:15.100
  • SO, WHAT I'M GETTING AT IS JOEL,
  • 00:52:18.070 --> 00:52:20.240
  • IT FEELS, THIS WHAT YOU HAVE
  • 00:52:21.230 --> 00:52:24.230
  • WRITTEN THIS KIND OF UNIQUE VIEW
  • 00:52:24.230 --> 00:52:26.040
  • TO HOPE REMINDS ME OF PAUL
  • 00:52:26.190 --> 00:52:29.190
  • BILLHEIMER'S, "DESTINED FOR THE
  • 00:52:29.250 --> 00:52:32.250
  • THRONE" BOOK AND ALSO "DON'T
  • 00:52:32.270 --> 00:52:35.270
  • WASTE YOUR SORROWS."
  • 00:52:35.270 --> 00:52:38.050
  • AND MY MOM AND DADDY, LISTEN,
  • 00:52:38.050 --> 00:52:40.270
  • THE THEOLOGY THAT CREATED TBN,
  • 00:52:40.270 --> 00:52:41.240
  • OF COURSE, COMES FROM THE BIBLE,
  • 00:52:41.240 --> 00:52:44.210
  • BUT WAS INTERPRETED MAINLY
  • 00:52:44.210 --> 00:52:46.070
  • THROUGH A PATRIARCH NAMED PAUL
  • 00:52:46.120 --> 00:52:49.120
  • BILLHEIMER THAT WROTE BOOKS ALL
  • 00:52:49.120 --> 00:52:50.260
  • THOSE YEARS AND WAS ON THIS SET
  • 00:52:50.260 --> 00:52:53.020
  • MANY, MANY TIMES RIGHT HERE WITH
  • 00:52:53.020 --> 00:52:54.290
  • MY MOM AND DAD AND ALL THE
  • 00:52:54.290 --> 00:52:56.000
  • AND SOMETIMES WHAT PAUL
  • 00:53:01.290 --> 00:53:02.170
  • BILLHEIMER WOULD SAY IT WAS SO
  • 00:53:02.170 --> 00:53:03.210
  • PROFOUND, THINGS IN LIFE
  • 00:53:03.210 --> 00:53:04.210
  • OFTENTIMES WILL NEVER MAKE
  • 00:53:04.210 --> 00:53:06.110
  • SENSE, IT WILL NEVER MAKE SENSE
  • 00:53:06.110 --> 00:53:07.080
  • IN YOUR LIFETIME.
  • 00:53:08.250 --> 00:53:11.250
  • THAT STORM THAT DROPPED 50
  • 00:53:11.250 --> 00:53:13.140
  • INCHES OF RAIN IN 16 MINUTES IN
  • 00:53:13.140 --> 00:53:16.010
  • HOUSTON, LITERALLY THERE WAS SO
  • 00:53:16.010 --> 00:53:18.000
  • MUCH RAIN THERE.
  • 00:53:18.000 --> 00:53:19.240
  • SOME OF THIS WILL NEVER MAKE
  • 00:53:19.240 --> 00:53:20.220
  • SENSE.
  • 00:53:20.220 --> 00:53:21.210
  • HERE IS WHAT DOES MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:53:21.210 --> 00:53:22.280
  • IF YOU ZOOM BACK AND INCLUDE
  • 00:53:22.280 --> 00:53:25.180
  • ETERNITY, LIFE IS ON THE JOB
  • 00:53:25.180 --> 00:53:27.180
  • TRAINING FOR ETERNITY.
  • 00:53:28.260 --> 00:53:31.260
  • AND SOME TRAGIC EVENTS CAN MAKE
  • 00:53:31.260 --> 00:53:33.110
  • SENSE IF YOU ZOOM BACK AND
  • 00:53:33.110 --> 00:53:34.170
  • INCLUDE ETERNITY.
  • 00:53:35.200 --> 00:53:38.200
  • BECAUSE SOME THINGS WILL NOT
  • 00:53:38.200 --> 00:53:39.100
  • MAKE SENSE.
  • 00:53:39.100 --> 00:53:39.290
  • BUT GOD'S ASKING YOU A QUESTION.
  • 00:53:39.290 --> 00:53:42.080
  • - LAURIE: WHO DO YOU SAY I AM
  • 00:53:42.080 --> 00:53:43.020
  • TODAY?
  • 00:53:43.020 --> 00:53:44.280
  • - MATT: WHEN THE RAIN IS
  • 00:53:44.280 --> 00:53:46.290
  • FALLING AND THE WATER IS
  • 00:53:46.290 --> 00:53:49.200
  • RUSHING DOWN THE STREETS
  • 00:53:49.200 --> 00:53:51.170
  • AND THE CLEAN UP IS
  • 00:53:51.170 --> 00:53:52.200
  • UNDERWAY THERE IN HOUSTON, WHO
  • 00:53:52.200 --> 00:53:54.230
  • DO YOU SAY HE IS?
  • 00:53:54.230 --> 00:53:56.220
  • GOD IS CONSTANTLY ASKING YOU A
  • 00:53:56.220 --> 00:53:58.100
  • QUESTION.
  • 00:53:58.100 --> 00:54:00.040
  • JOEL, THANK YOU FOR WRITING
  • 00:54:00.040 --> 00:54:01.000
  • THIS.
  • 00:54:01.000 --> 00:54:01.290
  • THIS ALMOST IS LIKE A MODERN DAY
  • 00:54:01.290 --> 00:54:03.250
  • VERSION OF THE OLD BOOK THAT WE
  • 00:54:03.250 --> 00:54:06.120
  • HAVE USED MANY TIMES HERE
  • 00:54:06.120 --> 00:54:08.050
  • "DESTINED FOR THE THRONE,"
  • 00:54:08.050 --> 00:54:09.080
  • "DON'T WASTE YOUR SORROWS,"
  • 00:54:09.080 --> 00:54:10.080
  • PAUL BILLHEIMER.
  • 00:54:10.080 --> 00:54:11.080
  • THIS FEELS LIKE A MODERN DAY
  • 00:54:11.080 --> 00:54:12.080
  • VERSION OF THAT.
  • 00:54:12.080 --> 00:54:14.150
  • I JUST WANT ALL THE OLD TIMERS--
  • 00:54:14.150 --> 00:54:15.120
  • GET THIS BOOK.
  • 00:54:15.270 --> 00:54:18.270
  • FOR THOSE THAT ARE WATCHING
  • 00:54:18.270 --> 00:54:19.250
  • TODAY, THE 24TH OF OCTOBER, CALL
  • 00:54:19.250 --> 00:54:21.120
  • JOEL, WE HAVE A COUPLE MINUTES
  • 00:54:24.270 --> 00:54:25.180
  • LEFT IN THE BROADCAST.
  • 00:54:26.080 --> 00:54:29.080
  • FOR THOSE PEOPLE IN A DARK TIME,
  • 00:54:29.080 --> 00:54:30.150
  • THEY LOVE TO-- LET'S PRAY FOR
  • 00:54:30.150 --> 00:54:31.120
  • THEM.
  • 00:54:31.120 --> 00:54:32.100
  • LET'S DO THAT.
  • 00:54:32.100 --> 00:54:33.060
  • YOU HAVE A COUPLE MINUTES LEFT
  • 00:54:33.060 --> 00:54:34.060
  • IN THE BROADCAST.
  • 00:54:34.060 --> 00:54:36.150
  • FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR
  • 00:54:36.150 --> 00:54:37.050
  • BEING HERE, AND, PLEASE, SIR, IF
  • 00:54:37.050 --> 00:54:38.040
  • - JOEL: IT'S AN HONOR TO BE
  • 00:54:41.080 --> 00:54:42.050
  • WITH ALL OF YOU AND GREAT TO
  • 00:54:42.050 --> 00:54:43.040
  • HAVE YOU WATCHING TODAY.
  • 00:54:43.040 --> 00:54:43.270
  • I JUST REMIND YOU, WHAT YOU
  • 00:54:43.270 --> 00:54:45.040
  • PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW, BUT GOD
  • 00:54:45.040 --> 00:54:45.280
  • HAS YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.
  • 00:54:46.010 --> 00:54:49.010
  • THERE IS NOTHING YOU'RE FACING
  • 00:54:49.010 --> 00:54:49.260
  • THAT IS A SURPRISE TO HIM.
  • 00:54:49.260 --> 00:54:52.250
  • I ENCOURAGE YOU, THERE ARE TIMES
  • 00:54:52.250 --> 00:54:54.070
  • I WAS THINKING, MATT, I WROTE A
  • 00:54:54.070 --> 00:54:55.070
  • CHAPTER CALLED SECRET
  • 00:54:55.070 --> 00:54:57.210
  • FRUSTRATIONS.
  • 00:54:57.210 --> 00:54:59.210
  • IT'S WHEN GOD DOESN'T CHANGE IT
  • 00:54:59.210 --> 00:55:01.170
  • ON OUR TIME TABLE.
  • 00:55:01.170 --> 00:55:02.220
  • YOU THINK ABOUT PAUL, HE PRAYED
  • 00:55:02.220 --> 00:55:04.020
  • 3 TIMES, GOD, REMOVE THIS THORN
  • 00:55:04.020 --> 00:55:05.150
  • IN THE FLESH, IT DOES NOT
  • 00:55:05.150 --> 00:55:06.200
  • HAPPEN.
  • 00:55:06.200 --> 00:55:07.210
  • THAT IS WHEN I WOULD CHALLENGE,
  • 00:55:07.210 --> 00:55:09.070
  • CAN YOU TRUST GOD WHEN IT DOES
  • 00:55:09.070 --> 00:55:10.230
  • NOT HAPPEN YOUR WAY?
  • 00:55:10.230 --> 00:55:12.050
  • I THINK THE RIGHT WAY TO PRAY,
  • 00:55:12.050 --> 00:55:13.150
  • GOD, THIS IS WHAT I WANT, THIS
  • 00:55:13.150 --> 00:55:15.070
  • IS WHAT I'M BELIEVING FOR, BUT
  • 00:55:15.070 --> 00:55:16.070
  • GOD, YOU KNOW WHAT IS IS BEST
  • 00:55:16.070 --> 00:55:17.240
  • FOR ME.
  • 00:55:17.240 --> 00:55:19.020
  • GOD, IF IT DOES NOT HAPPEN MY
  • 00:55:19.020 --> 00:55:19.280
  • WAY, I'M STILL GOING TO STAY IN
  • 00:55:19.280 --> 00:55:20.240
  • FAITH.
  • 00:55:20.240 --> 00:55:21.190
  • I'M STILL GOING TO WORSHIP YOU.
  • 00:55:21.190 --> 00:55:22.200
  • I'M STILL GOING TO BE MY VERY
  • 00:55:22.200 --> 00:55:23.160
  • BEST.
  • 00:55:23.160 --> 00:55:24.180
  • SO, KNOW TODAY THAT WHAT YOU ARE
  • 00:55:24.180 --> 00:55:25.200
  • GOING THROUGH I BELIEVE, I DON'T
  • 00:55:26.030 --> 00:55:29.030
  • THINK ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN
  • 00:55:29.030 --> 00:55:30.070
  • WITHOUT GOD'S PERMISSION.
  • 00:55:30.070 --> 00:55:32.050
  • SO THE ENEMY IS NOT IN CONTROL
  • 00:55:32.050 --> 00:55:33.290
  • OF YOUR LIFE GOD IS IN CONTROL
  • 00:55:33.290 --> 00:55:34.280
  • OF YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:55:34.280 --> 00:55:36.030
  • IF HE ALLOWED IT, DON'T JUST GO
  • 00:55:36.030 --> 00:55:37.270
  • THROUGH IT, GROW THROUGH IT.
  • 00:55:37.270 --> 00:55:39.140
  • THIS IS A TIME YOU CAN SAY GOD,
  • 00:55:39.140 --> 00:55:41.060
  • I MAY NOT LIKE IT, I MAY BE
  • 00:55:41.060 --> 00:55:42.130
  • UNCOMFORTABLE, THEY MAY NOT BE
  • 00:55:42.130 --> 00:55:44.090
  • TREATING ME RIGHT, I MAY NOT
  • 00:55:44.090 --> 00:55:45.070
  • HAVE A GOOD MEDICAL REPORT, BUT
  • 00:55:45.070 --> 00:55:48.000
  • GOD, I'M GOING TO STAY IN FAITH.
  • 00:55:48.000 --> 00:55:49.260
  • I'M GOING TO HAVE A SMILE ON MY
  • 00:55:49.260 --> 00:55:50.250
  • FACE.
  • 00:55:50.250 --> 00:55:52.000
  • I'M GOING TO BE MY BEST.
  • 00:55:52.000 --> 00:55:53.250
  • I'M GOING TO DO LIKE CRAIG SAID,
  • 00:55:53.250 --> 00:55:55.070
  • I'M GOING TO BE A BLESSING TO
  • 00:55:55.070 --> 00:55:55.280
  • YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SEEING
  • 00:55:58.080 --> 00:55:58.280
  • THINGS CHANGE IN YOUR OWN LIFE.
  • 00:55:58.280 --> 00:56:00.110
  • WHEN YOU SOW A SEED IN YOUR TIME
  • 00:56:00.110 --> 00:56:01.100
  • OF NEED, THAT IS SOMETHING GOD
  • 00:56:01.100 --> 00:56:02.110
  • CAN USE TO BRING A HARVEST BACK
  • 00:56:02.110 --> 00:56:03.220
  • TO YOU.
  • 00:56:03.220 --> 00:56:04.220
  • I ENCOURAGE YOU, I'LL SAY IT
  • 00:56:04.220 --> 00:56:06.120
  • AGAIN, DON'T HAVE A VICTIM
  • 00:56:06.120 --> 00:56:08.100
  • MENTALITY.
  • 00:56:08.100 --> 00:56:10.040
  • YOU HAVE TO SHAKE OFF WHAT
  • 00:56:10.040 --> 00:56:10.280
  • HAPPENED.
  • 00:56:10.280 --> 00:56:11.270
  • SOMEBODY COULD TAKE THE HAND YOU
  • 00:56:11.270 --> 00:56:12.200
  • HAVE BEEN DEALT AND MAKE
  • 00:56:12.200 --> 00:56:13.150
  • SOMETHING GREAT OUT OF IT.
  • 00:56:13.150 --> 00:56:15.060
  • WHY DON'T YOU BE THE ONE TO SAY
  • 00:56:15.060 --> 00:56:16.250
  • GOD, THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN
  • 00:56:16.250 --> 00:56:19.190
  • DEALT, I KNOW YOU CAN GET ME TO
  • 00:56:19.190 --> 00:56:20.110
  • WHERE I'M SUPPOSED TO BE.
  • 00:56:20.110 --> 00:56:23.030
  • WHEN YOU RISE UP IN FAITH LIKE
  • 00:56:23.030 --> 00:56:23.240
  • THAT, I BELIEVE THAT IS WHEN GOD
  • 00:56:23.240 --> 00:56:24.160
  • WILL MAKE THINGS HAPPEN YOU
  • 00:56:24.160 --> 00:56:25.060
  • THINK ABOUT E.J., ALL THE
  • 00:56:28.100 --> 00:56:28.290
  • STATISTICS SAID HE WILL NOT BE
  • 00:56:28.290 --> 00:56:30.050
  • IN HARVARD.
  • 00:56:30.050 --> 00:56:31.210
  • ME AND MATT, WE COULD NOT GET IN
  • 00:56:31.210 --> 00:56:32.130
  • HARVARD.
  • 00:56:32.130 --> 00:56:32.290
  • (LAUGHTER)
  • 00:56:32.290 --> 00:56:35.090
  • LOOK AT E.J., YOU KNOW WHAT?
  • 00:56:35.090 --> 00:56:36.010
  • HE HAD A PRAYING MOM.
  • 00:56:36.010 --> 00:56:37.020
  • SHEREE DID NOT TELL YOU BUT,
  • 00:56:37.020 --> 00:56:38.220
  • WELL, SHE DID TELL YOU,
  • 00:56:38.220 --> 00:56:40.030
  • SHE DID PRAY AND HIS GRANDMOTHER
  • 00:56:40.030 --> 00:56:41.290
  • PRAYED AND YOU KNOW WHAT,
  • 00:56:41.290 --> 00:56:42.290
  • PRAYER, FAITH, FAVOR ON YOUR
  • 00:56:42.290 --> 00:56:44.200
  • LIFE CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN
  • 00:56:44.200 --> 00:56:45.260
  • YOU COULD NEVER MAKE HAPPEN.
  • 00:56:45.260 --> 00:56:46.210
  • GOD'S GOT YOU.
  • 00:56:46.210 --> 00:56:48.160
  • HE HAS A GREAT PLAN, YOU HAVE AN
  • 00:56:48.160 --> 00:56:49.290
  • EXPECTED END.
  • 00:56:49.290 --> 00:56:51.260
  • HE HAS ALREADY FILMED YOUR FINAL
  • 00:56:51.260 --> 00:56:52.280
  • SCENE.
  • 00:56:52.280 --> 00:56:54.010
  • IT IS YOU IN VICTORY,
  • 00:56:54.010 --> 00:56:56.070
  • ACCOMPLISHING YOUR DREAMS,
  • 00:56:56.070 --> 00:56:57.060
  • SEEING YOUR CHILDREN SERVING
  • 00:56:57.060 --> 00:56:58.100
  • GOD, A HAPPY MARRIAGE, SEEING
  • 00:56:58.100 --> 00:56:59.210
  • THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN YOUR
  • 00:56:59.210 --> 00:57:01.200
  • LIFE, ANYWAY, WE LOVE YOU VERY
  • 00:57:01.200 --> 00:57:02.170
  • MUCH.
  • 00:57:02.170 --> 00:57:03.130
  • LORD, I SPEAK FAITH, FAVOR AND
  • 00:57:03.130 --> 00:57:04.270
  • VICTORY IN EVERY ONE THAT IS
  • 00:57:04.270 --> 00:57:05.250
  • WATCHING.
  • 00:57:05.250 --> 00:57:07.160
  • GOD, THOSE THAT ARE IN DARKNESS,
  • 00:57:07.160 --> 00:57:08.260
  • I THINK A BLESSING IS COMING OUT
  • 00:57:08.260 --> 00:57:09.290
  • OF THAT THAT YOU ARE WORKING IT
  • 00:57:09.290 --> 00:57:11.140
  • ALL FOR THEIR GOOD IN JESUS'
  • 00:57:11.140 --> 00:57:13.000
  • NAME.
  • 00:57:13.000 --> 00:57:13.280
  • GOD BLESS YOU.
  • 00:57:13.280 --> 00:57:14.250
  • - MATT: I LOVE IT.
  • 00:57:14.250 --> 00:57:15.220
  • WOW!
  • 00:57:15.220 --> 00:57:17.040
  • "BLESSED IN THE DARKNESS,"
  • 00:57:17.040 --> 00:57:18.240
  • THANK YOU JOEL AND VICTORIA, WE
  • 00:57:18.240 --> 00:57:19.160
  • WILL SEE NEXT TIME.
  • 00:57:19.160 --> 00:57:20.020