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Matt and Laurie Crouch host Bishop T. D. Jakes in Dallas; TX

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Praise | T. D. Jakes | September 1, 2020

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  • ♪♪
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  • - TONIGHT ON PRAISE FROMDALLAS, SENIOR PASTOR OF
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  • THE POTTER'S HOUSEAND NEW YORK TIMES
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  • BEST-SELLINGAUTHOR BISHOP T.D. JAKES.
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  • ♪♪
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  • AND NOW MATT ANDLAURIE CROUCH.
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  • - MATT CROUCH: WEARE IN DALLAS, TEXAS.
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  • THE BISHOP IS IN THEHOUSE, AND WE ARE TALKING
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  • ABOUT WINE FOR SOMEREASON [LAUGHTER]. I'M
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  • NOT SURE WHY BISHOPSHOWED UP WANTING TO TALK
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  • ABOUT WINE [LAUGHTER] BUTTHAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - LAURIE CROUCH: SORRY.
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  • - SO WE'RE TALKINGABOUT A SUBJECT.
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  • GET US STARTED.
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  • WHAT ARE WE GOING TOUNPACK FOR AN HOUR?
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  • - T. D. JAKES: WE'RE GOING TOTALK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT
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  • HAS BEEN UNCOMFORTABLEFOR THE CHURCH TO
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  • TALK ABOUT.
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  • WE TALK ABOUT VICTORYOUT OF SEED OF ABRAHAM.
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  • SUCCESS, ABUNDANCE, LIFE,PROSPERITY, VICTORY OVER
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  • THIS AND THATAND THE OTHER.
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  • WE DON'T TALK ABOUTCRUSHING, AND THE BOOK IS
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  • CALLED CRUSHING BECAUSETHE EMBLEM OF OUR FAITH
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  • IS AN EXECUTION CHAMBER.
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  • THE CROSS WAS ANEXECUTION CHAMBER.
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  • IT WAS YEARS BEFOREIT BECAME A PLACE
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  • OF ADORATION.
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  • IT WAS A PLACE OFREPREHENSIBLE JUDGMENT ON
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  • CRIMINALS, THAT OURCHRIST DIED IN A MOST
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  • HIDEOUS WAY ON A CROSS,NAKED IN FRONT OF ALL HIS
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  • DISCIPLES, CRUSHED ASFAR AS HIS IMAGE WAS
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  • CONCERNED AND HISAFFLUENCE AND INFLUENCE
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  • SHATTERED AS HE BLED TODEATH ON A CROSS, AND YET
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  • WE SAY NOTHINGABOUT SUFFERING.
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  • SO WHEN PEOPLE SUFFER ASSAINTS, THEY DO IT IN
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  • SILENCE BECAUSE WE FEELOBLIGATED TO TELL EACH
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  • OTHER THAT WE'RE NOTGOING THROUGH ANYTHING.
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  • AND I WROTE THE BOOKCRUSHING BECAUSE I
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  • BELIEVE CRUSHING IS JUSTA STEP TO CONQUERING, AND
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  • ONCE YOU HAVE GONETHROUGH YOUR CRUSHINGS
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  • YOU BECOME A CONQUEROR,WISE AND STRONG BECAUSE
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  • OF WHAT YOU WENT THROUGH.
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  • - I DON'T KNOW THAT ITSAYS THIS AND I READ A
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  • LOT OF THIS BOOK, I DON'TKNOW THAT THIS SAYS THIS
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  • EXACTLY BUT I FEEL LIKETHE BIG SUBJECT THAT
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  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ISWHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN
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  • TO GOOD PEOPLE.
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  • - RIGHT.
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  • - YOU KNOW, I MEAN,SO WHAT YOU'RE REALLY
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  • UNDOING AND WHAT WE'REREALLY UNPACKING IS THIS
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  • UNIQUE DICHOTOMY OFVICTORY OR VICTOR.
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  • - YES.
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  • - I MEAN, VICTIMOR VICTORY.
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  • AND YOU KNOW, WE'RESITTING HERE SAYING THAT
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  • WE PRAY FROM APOSITION OF VICTORY.
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  • THE CROSS IS DONE.
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  • MY DAD USED TO SAY ITTHIS WAY, GOD'S DONE ALL
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  • HE'S EVER GOING TODO ABOUT THE DEVIL.
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  • - RIGHT. RIGHT. RIGHT.
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  • - IT WAS CALLEDTHE CROSS.
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  • IT WAS 2 .000 YEARS AGO.
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  • AND SO THEN WE'VE GOTTHIS VICTORY POSITION.
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  • JESUS SAID I HAVE ALLPOWER, AND HE LIVES IN
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  • US, AND ALL THIS.
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  • AND WE HAVE THISPOSITION OF VICTOR.
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  • - RIGHT.
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  • - AND THENCRUSHING HAPPENS.
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  • - YES.
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  • - AND WE DON'T KNOW HOWTO -- SO THAT'S WHY YOU'RE
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  • IN THE HOUSE, TO STARTKIND OF EXPLAINING THE
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  • AGE OLD QUESTION.
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  • LISTEN, THIS ISSO FUNNY TO ME.
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  • EVERY TIME ON CNN LARRYKING WOULD HAVE ANY
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  • PERSON OF FAITH,RICK WARREN, T. D.
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  • JAKES, JOEL OSTEEN,WHOEVER HE WOULD HAVE,
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  • SOMEHOW HE WOULD ALWAYSGET AROUND AND WANT AN
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  • ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.
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  • - WHY DO --- WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN
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  • TO GOOD PEOPLE.
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  • - THAT'S RIGHT.
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  • - HE NEVER GOTTHAT SATISFIED.
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  • I BELIEVE HE NEVERGOT THAT ANSWER.
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  • - NO, HE NEVERGOT HIM TO SUIT IT.
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  • BILLY GRAHAM.
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  • NOBODY.
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  • LET ME SAY THIS TO YOU,SOMETHING YOU DON'T KNOW
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  • ABOUT ME.
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  • TRIVIA.
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  • I WAS BORN JUNE 9, 1957.
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  • I AM MY MOTHER'SYOUNGEST LIVING CHILD.
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  • SHE HAD A CHILD AFTER METHAT DIED, AND A CHILD
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  • BEFORE ME THAT DIED.
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  • I WAS BORN BETWEEN2 DEAD CHILDREN.
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  • I WAS THE ONLY ONE THATLIVED OUT OF THOSE 3.
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  • I HAVE 2 OLDER SIBLINGS.
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  • AND I GREW UP IN A HOUSEWITH A FATHER WHO HAD
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  • KIDNEY FAILURE WHO GOTSICK WHEN I WAS TEN AND
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  • DIED WHEN I WAS 16.
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  • THOSE ATROCIOUS, SAD,CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES
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  • HAVE SO MUCH TO DO WITHWHO I AM AS A PERSON,
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  • YOU KNOW.
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  • IF I HAD MY --SHE WOULDN'THAVE RAISED ME THE WAY
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  • SHE RAISED ME IF SHEWASN'T GRIEVING AS SHE
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  • RAISED ME, IF SHE WASN'TCLINGING TO ME AS SHE
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  • RAISED ME,
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  • I WOULDN'T BE A CARETAKERIF I HADN'T GROWN UP IN A
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  • HOUSE WITH AKIDNEY MACHINE.
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  • I COULD RUN A KIDNEYMACHINE AND COULDN'T RIDE
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  • A BIKE, SO THIS WHOLENOTION OF TAKING CARE OF
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  • HURTING PEOPLEIS IN MY DNA.
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  • - MY GOODNESS.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • IT GOES ALL THE WAY BACKTO MY CHILDHOOD CLIMBING
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  • UP ON A HOSPITAL BED TOSHAVE MY FATHER WHEN HE
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  • WAS SICK OR CLEAN HIM UPOR DRESS HIM OR WHATEVER.
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  • AND SO AS I SIT HERETODAY WITH A MINISTRY TO
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  • HURTING PEOPLE, IT'S ONLYFITTING THAT I WOULD
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  • WRITE A BOOK CALLEDCRUSHING BECAUSE I HAVE
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  • BEEN CRUSHED, YOU KNOW.
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  • LIFE IS CRUSHING.
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  • PERIODICALLYIT'S NECESSARY.
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  • CHRIST WAS CRUSHED.
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  • GRAPES ARE CRUSHED INORDER TO BECOME WINE, AND
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  • THE GOAL IS THE WINE.
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  • THE GOAL IS WHATDO YOU HAVE LEFT.
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  • NOT WHAT DID YOU LOSE.
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  • AND LEARNING HOW TO LOOKTO WHAT IS BEFORE YOU.
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  • THE BIBLE SAID HEDESPISED THE SHAME OF THE
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  • CROSS BUT FOR THE JOYTHAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM,
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  • HE WAS ENDURED THECRUSHING BECAUSE HE KNEW
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  • THE CRUSHING WASGOING SOMEWHERE.
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  • AND I WROTE THAT BOOKTO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN
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  • CRUSHED WHO ARE BEINGCRUSHED, NOT JUST
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  • PHYSICALLY, NOT JUSTDEATH, NOT JUST COVID 19
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  • THOUGH THAT IS A HORRIBLETHING WE SHOULD TALK
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  • ABOUT, BUT CRUSHEDIN THEIR HEART.
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  • YOU KNOW, IF I CUT MY LEGI CAN GET SOME MEDICATION
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  • FOR IT AND I CAN TAKESOME PAIN MEDICINE FOR IT
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  • AND IF I STUB MY TOE ICAN GET SOMETHING AND
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  • BAND-AID IT UP AND PUTSOME PAINKILLER ON IT AND
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  • I'LL BE FINE.
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  • IF I BREAK MY HEARTTHERE'S NOTHING TO TAKE
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  • FOR IT, AND SO MANYAMERICANS ARE SUFFERING
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  • FROM BROKEN HEARTS FROMFAMILY ISSUES, FROM
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  • PARENTAL ISSUES, FROMDOMESTIC ISSUES, FROM
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  • FAMILY ISSUES, AND WEHAVE TO PAINT A HAPPY
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  • FACE ON BECAUSE WE'RECHRISTIANS AND THIS IS
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  • THE WAY WE LOOK.
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  • WE'RE CHRISTIANS, YOUKNOW, WITH OUR CROSSES
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  • AROUND OUR NECK NEVERKNOWING THAT OUR CROSSES
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  • ARE IN OUR LIVES.
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  • JESUS MADE THE TOUGHESTALTAR CALL THAT'S EVER
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  • BEEN MADE.
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  • WE MAKE ALTAR CALLS THATGOD WOULD TURN YOUR
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  • LIFE AROUND.
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  • I DON'T CARE HOW LOW YOUARE, HE'LL PICK YOU UP,
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  • HE'LL GET YOUTOGETHER YET.
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  • IF YOU COME TO JESUSRIGHT NOW, HE'LL HEAL
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  • YOUR MARRIAGE.
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  • HE'LL BRING YOU THROUGH.
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  • THAT'S NOT THE ALTARCALL JESUS MADE.
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  • JESUS MADE THIS ALTARCALL, PICK UP YOUR CROSS
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  • AND FOLLOW ME.
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  • WHAT?
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  • WHO WANTS TO PICK ANINSTRUMENT OF DEATH AND
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  • CRUELTY AND FOLLOWYOU TO A CROSS?
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  • AND YET THOUSANDS OFPEOPLE FOLLOWED HIM.
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  • WHAT DID JESUS KNOWABOUT CRUSHING THAT MADE
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  • THOUSANDS OF PEOPLEALMOST FAINT IN THE
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  • DESERT WITHOUT FOODTO HEAR HIM DELIVER A
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  • MESSAGE ABOUT TAKE UPYOUR CROSS AND FOLLOW ME?
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  • THIS TO ME IS THE EPITOMEOF THE CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE
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  • THAT HE TAKES 2 FISH ANDFIVE LOAVES OF BREAD AND
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  • WE KNOW WE HAVE ANACCOUNTS RECORD OF WHAT
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  • IT IS UNTILHE CRUSHES IT.
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  • THE MORE HE CRUSHES IT,THE MORE IT MULTIPLIES.
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  • AND ALL THE SUDDEN WHATWAS ACCOUNTABLE AS TWO
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  • FISH AND FIVE LOAVESOF BREAD, AND WE HAVE
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  • ABSOLUTE METRICS OFWHAT IT WAS IN THE BAG.
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  • THE MORE HE CRUSHED IT,IT FED THOUSANDS AND
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  • THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.
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  • AND 12 BASKETS FULL LEFT.
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  • THAT'S WHAT CRUSHINGDOES IN OUR LIVES.
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  • IT MULTIPLIES US.
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  • IT INCREASES US.
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  • IT BUILDS US UP, AND ITMAKES US MORE THAN WE
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  • WOULD BE HAD WE HAD SATIN THE LAP OF LUXURY AND
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  • HAD EVERYTHING GO WELL.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • LET ME SEE IF IUNDERSTAND SO FAR.
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  • SO BAD IS GOOD.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • IT WAS GOOD FOR ME THATI HAVE BEEN AFFLICTED.
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  • THE MORE THEY AFFLICTEDTHEM, THE MORE THEY GREW.
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  • YOU'RE ONLY STRONGBECAUSE OF THE WEIGHT
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  • THAT'S BEEN PUT ON YOU.
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  • YOU WOULDN'T BE THE MANTHAT YOU ARE TODAY IF YOU
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  • HADN'T SUFFERED ANDENDURED AND AGONIZED AND
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  • PUT UP WITH STUFF ANDWENT HOME AND BEAT THE
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  • WALL AND CRIED IN APILLOW TO STAND UP TO BE
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  • WHO YOU ARE.
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  • PEOPLE SEE YOU ON STAGEAND THEY THINK OH YOU'RE
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  • MATT CROUCH,YOU'RE PAUL'S SON.
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  • YOU'VE ALWAYSHAD IT GOOD.
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  • NOBODY HAS IT GOOD.
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  • I DON'T CARE WHERE YOULIVE OR WHAT YOU DRIVE,
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  • NOBODY MAKES IT THROUGHTHIS LIFE WITHOUT PAIN.
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  • THE CALL TO TAKE UP THECROSS DOESN'T STOP WITH
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  • THE ZIP CODE.
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  • IT'S A UNIVERSAL CALLFROM A GOD WHO WAS ABLE
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  • TO STOP THE CROSS BUTALLOWED IT TO CONTINUE
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  • BECAUSE REDEMPTIONCAME THROUGH IT.
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  • - OKAY.
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  • WE'RE ONLY A FEW MINUTESINTO THIS SHOW AND WE'RE
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  • ALREADY KIND OF GETTING-- THE PREACH IS JUST
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  • SETTING IN HERE.
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  • - YEAH.
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  • - YOU'RE READY TO GO.
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  • - I WROTE THE BOOK.
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  • [LAUGHTER]
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  • - I'M A HERO.
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  • - THERE'S NO QUESTIONWE'RE LIVING IN
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  • CHALLENGING AND UNCERTAINTIMES, HEALTH CONCERNS,
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  • POLITICAL DIVISIONS,SOCIAL UNREST, FINANCIAL
  • 00:09:55.451 --> 00:09:58.187
  • STRAINS AND MORE.
  • 00:09:58.287 --> 00:09:59.922
  • HOPEFULLY YOU HAVESEEN OUR NEW HOUR LONG
  • 00:10:00.022 --> 00:10:02.425
  • SPECIALS ON FRIDAY NIGHTSDESIGNED TO SPEAK TO THE
  • 00:10:02.525 --> 00:10:04.927
  • HEART OF WHAT'S GOING ONIN OUR NATION AND AROUND
  • 00:10:05.027 --> 00:10:06.395
  • THE WORLD.
  • 00:10:06.495 --> 00:10:08.664
  • TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.
  • 00:10:08.764 --> 00:10:10.032
  • - AT THE AGE OF TWO ANDA HALF, MY SEXUAL
  • 00:10:10.132 --> 00:10:12.435
  • ABUSE BEGAN.
  • 00:10:12.535 --> 00:10:13.703
  • I WAS ABOUT 17 OR 18YEARS OLD, AND MY STEP
  • 00:10:13.803 --> 00:10:15.771
  • FATHER DECIDED THAT HEWANTED TO PUT CHAINS ON
  • 00:10:15.871 --> 00:10:19.008
  • THE REFRIGERATOR,AND I HAD HAD ENOUGH.
  • 00:10:19.108 --> 00:10:22.278
  • I WAS GOING TO KILL HIM,AND AS I'M WALKING TOWARD
  • 00:10:22.378 --> 00:10:24.847
  • THE BEDROOM HEWOULD HAVE TBN ON.
  • 00:10:24.947 --> 00:10:27.683
  • I WAS SO CONVICTEDAND SO ANGRY.
  • 00:10:27.783 --> 00:10:30.386
  • - JAN CROUCH:HE REALLY CAN.
  • 00:10:30.486 --> 00:10:32.655
  • - AND I HEARD HOLYSPIRIT GEN CONVENIENCE IS
  • 00:10:32.755 --> 00:10:34.790
  • MINE SAYETH THE LORD.
  • 00:10:34.890 --> 00:10:36.058
  • I WILL REPAY.
  • 00:10:36.158 --> 00:10:37.626
  • FOUR YEARS LATER HE WASARRESTED AND GOD BROUGHT
  • 00:10:37.727 --> 00:10:39.628
  • ME BACK TO THAT FATEFULDAY THAT HAPPENED.
  • 00:10:39.729 --> 00:10:41.530
  • THANK YOU, CROUCH FAMILY.
  • 00:10:41.630 --> 00:10:43.265
  • THANK YOU TBN FAMILY.
  • 00:10:43.365 --> 00:10:45.000
  • - FOR THE SAKE OF SOMANY LIKE BELOVED FACING
  • 00:10:45.101 --> 00:10:47.470
  • SERIOUS CHALLENGES OF ALLKINDS, YOUR FINANCIAL
  • 00:10:47.570 --> 00:10:50.239
  • PARTNERSHIP TBN'SSTRATEGIC WORLDWIDE
  • 00:10:50.339 --> 00:10:54.210
  • OUTREACH IS MOREIMPORTANT THAN EVER BEFORE.
  • 00:10:54.310 --> 00:10:56.445
  • PLEASE TAKE A MOMENTRIGHT NOW TO CALL THE
  • 00:10:56.545 --> 00:10:58.314
  • NUMBER ON YOUR SCREENAND AS OUR WAY OF SAYING
  • 00:10:58.414 --> 00:11:01.851
  • THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFTTO TBN OF ANY AMOUNT
  • 00:11:01.951 --> 00:11:04.453
  • WE'LL SEND YOU T.D. JAKESNEW BOOK CRUSHING.
  • 00:11:04.553 --> 00:11:07.890
  • THIS IS SUCH APOWERFUL BOOK.
  • 00:11:07.990 --> 00:11:09.892
  • BISHOP JAKES SHOWS USHOW GOD USES THE MOST
  • 00:11:09.992 --> 00:11:13.028
  • DIFFICULT CHAPTER OF OURLIVES TO PREPARE US FOR
  • 00:11:13.129 --> 00:11:15.865
  • HIS GREATEST BLESSINGS.
  • 00:11:15.965 --> 00:11:17.466
  • - THAT'S WHAT CRUSHINGDOES IN OUR LIVES.
  • 00:11:17.566 --> 00:11:19.435
  • IT MULTIPLIES US.
  • 00:11:19.535 --> 00:11:21.303
  • IT INCREASES US.
  • 00:11:21.403 --> 00:11:22.705
  • IT BUILDS US UP.
  • 00:11:22.805 --> 00:11:24.607
  • - ALSO, FOR YOUR GIFT OF$50 OR MORE WE'LL INCLUDE
  • 00:11:24.707 --> 00:11:27.777
  • PASTOR MAX LUCADO'SUNSHAKABLE HOPE, BUILDING
  • 00:11:27.877 --> 00:11:31.080
  • OUR LIVES ON THE PROMISESOF GOD ALONG WITH THE
  • 00:11:31.180 --> 00:11:33.649
  • UNSHAKABLE HOPESTUDY GUIDE.
  • 00:11:33.749 --> 00:11:36.719
  • - I CAN EITHER BUILD MYLIFE ON THE THOUGHT THIS
  • 00:11:36.819 --> 00:11:40.489
  • IS GOING TO LAST FOREVER.
  • 00:11:40.589 --> 00:11:42.024
  • WELL, THAT'S MISERY.
  • 00:11:42.124 --> 00:11:43.759
  • BUT I'M GOING TO CHOOSETO STAND ON THE PROMISE
  • 00:11:43.859 --> 00:11:45.394
  • OF GOD.
  • 00:11:45.494 --> 00:11:46.729
  • - TOGETHER LET'SCONTINUE TO TAKE THE LOVE
  • 00:11:46.829 --> 00:11:49.165
  • OF JESUS TOEVERYONE WE CAN.
  • 00:11:49.265 --> 00:11:52.134
  • - SO CRUSHING, GOD TURNSPRESSURE INTO POWER.
  • 00:11:52.234 --> 00:11:58.774
  • ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:11:58.874 --> 00:12:00.442
  • WE'RE TALKING ABOUTA UNIQUE THING.
  • 00:12:00.543 --> 00:12:03.012
  • I'M SEEING AN IMAGE THATGOD SIMPLY WEARS A MASK
  • 00:12:03.112 --> 00:12:09.819
  • SOMETIMES SO THAT YOUDON'T KNOW IT'S HIM AND
  • 00:12:09.919 --> 00:12:14.089
  • HE'S STILL ASKING YOU THEQUESTION, WHO DO YOU SAY
  • 00:12:14.190 --> 00:12:16.759
  • THAT I AM?
  • 00:12:16.859 --> 00:12:18.360
  • - ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:12:18.460 --> 00:12:19.395
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:12:19.495 --> 00:12:20.830
  • - ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:12:20.930 --> 00:12:21.931
  • - IS THAT WHAT WE'RETALKING ABOUT HERE?
  • 00:12:22.031 --> 00:12:23.132
  • - ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:12:23.232 --> 00:12:24.433
  • - YOU KNOW, WE'VE SAIDIN THE CHURCH SO OFTEN
  • 00:12:24.533 --> 00:12:26.168
  • THAT WE SEE PEOPLE GOINGTHROUGH STUFF, IT'S LIKE
  • 00:12:26.268 --> 00:12:28.037
  • OH, THEY MUST BE NOTDOING SOMETHING RIGHT.
  • 00:12:28.137 --> 00:12:29.805
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:12:29.905 --> 00:12:31.440
  • - SOMETHING ISWRONG IN THEIR LIFE.
  • 00:12:31.540 --> 00:12:33.609
  • THEY JUST CAN'T-- BUT --
  • 00:12:33.709 --> 00:12:36.145
  • - YEAH. THAT'S NOTTRUE AT ALL.
  • 00:12:36.245 --> 00:12:38.514
  • I MEAN, JOB WAS PICKEDOUT BECAUSE HE WAS A
  • 00:12:38.614 --> 00:12:41.283
  • RIGHTEOUS MAN, YOU KNOW.
  • 00:12:41.383 --> 00:12:43.419
  • CHRIST, THERE WAS NOGUILE FOUND IN HIS MOUTH.
  • 00:12:43.519 --> 00:12:45.621
  • HE WENT THROUGH THEJUDICIAL SYSTEM AND
  • 00:12:45.721 --> 00:12:47.022
  • WAS CRUCIFIED.
  • 00:12:47.122 --> 00:12:48.757
  • YOU HAVE TO REALIZED PAULCRAVED, OH THAT I MAY
  • 00:12:48.858 --> 00:12:52.294
  • KNOW HIM AND THEFELLOWSHIP OF
  • 00:12:52.394 --> 00:12:55.564
  • HIS SUFFERING.
  • 00:12:55.664 --> 00:12:56.765
  • WHAT A STRANGEREQUEST TO MAKE.
  • 00:12:56.866 --> 00:12:59.335
  • YOU KNOW, I'VE NEVER METANYBODY THAT I THOUGHT
  • 00:12:59.435 --> 00:13:02.071
  • OH, I WANT TOSUFFER LIKE YOU.
  • 00:13:02.171 --> 00:13:05.274
  • YOU KNOW, PAUL SAYS, HISPRAYER IS THAT OH, THAT I
  • 00:13:05.374 --> 00:13:08.644
  • MAY KNOW HIM AND THEFELLOWSHIP OF HIS
  • 00:13:08.744 --> 00:13:12.214
  • SUFFERING AND THE POWEROF HIS RESURRECTION.
  • 00:13:12.314 --> 00:13:14.750
  • YOU CAN'T HAVE ARESURRECTION WITHOUT A
  • 00:13:14.850 --> 00:13:16.619
  • CRUCIFIXION.
  • 00:13:16.719 --> 00:13:18.254
  • THERE MUST HAVEBEEN SOME VIOLATION.
  • 00:13:18.354 --> 00:13:19.822
  • THIS GUY SPEAKS FIVEDIFFERENT LANGUAGES.
  • 00:13:19.922 --> 00:13:21.824
  • HE'S TRAVELED ALL OVERTHE WORLD, TRAINED AT THE
  • 00:13:21.924 --> 00:13:23.359
  • FEET OF GAMIEL.
  • 00:13:23.459 --> 00:13:25.261
  • HE'S VERY EXPERIENCED.
  • 00:13:25.361 --> 00:13:26.762
  • HE'S A SPIRITUALFATHER IN ZION.
  • 00:13:26.862 --> 00:13:28.230
  • HE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR MOSTOF THE EPISTLES IN THE
  • 00:13:28.330 --> 00:13:30.866
  • NEW TESTAMENT.
  • 00:13:30.966 --> 00:13:32.301
  • AND THE ONE THING HEASKED FOR IS TO KNOW HIM
  • 00:13:32.401 --> 00:13:35.237
  • AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF HISSUFFERING AND THE POWER
  • 00:13:35.337 --> 00:13:38.073
  • OF HIS RESURRECTION.
  • 00:13:38.173 --> 00:13:40.075
  • REALLY THEY SOUND LIKECONTRADICTIONS BUT THE
  • 00:13:40.175 --> 00:13:42.244
  • SUFFERING AND THE POWEROF HIS RESURRECTION ARE
  • 00:13:42.344 --> 00:13:44.480
  • THE SAME THING BECAUSEYOU CAN'T KNOW HIM AND
  • 00:13:44.580 --> 00:13:46.749
  • THE POWER OF HISRESURRECTION IF YOU
  • 00:13:46.849 --> 00:13:48.450
  • HAVEN'T HAD CRUCIFIXION.
  • 00:13:48.550 --> 00:13:50.352
  • THERE'S SOMETHING THATCOMES OUT OF SURVIVING
  • 00:13:50.452 --> 00:13:54.990
  • THAT GIVES US TENACITYAND FIGHT AND IT HAS
  • 00:13:55.090 --> 00:14:00.162
  • NOTHING TO DO WITH YOURTEMPERAMENT OR HOW YOU
  • 00:14:00.262 --> 00:14:02.564
  • LASH BACK AT PEOPLE.
  • 00:14:02.665 --> 00:14:04.633
  • IN FACT, I FIND SOME OFTHE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE
  • 00:14:04.733 --> 00:14:07.169
  • SHARPEST TONGUE HAVETHE WEAKEST MIND.
  • 00:14:07.269 --> 00:14:10.239
  • TO REALLY BE STRONG IS TOBE LEFT STANDING WHEN THE
  • 00:14:10.339 --> 00:14:16.011
  • STORM IS OVER, CRYINGMAYBE, WINDSWEPT, HAIR
  • 00:14:16.111 --> 00:14:22.851
  • ALL OVER YOUR HEAD,CLOTHES TATTERED AND
  • 00:14:22.952 --> 00:14:24.920
  • TORN, BUT STILL HERE.
  • 00:14:25.020 --> 00:14:27.690
  • AND I THINK THAT WE NEEDSPECIALLY IN THIS HOUR
  • 00:14:27.790 --> 00:14:32.261
  • THAT GOD HAS ALLOWED THISTSUNAMI OF DISEASE TO
  • 00:14:32.361 --> 00:14:37.466
  • ATTACK THE WORLD AND MADEEVERYBODY RICH AND POOR
  • 00:14:37.566 --> 00:14:43.305
  • FROM EVERY TONGUE ANDCOUNTRY GO TO THEIR ROOM
  • 00:14:43.405 --> 00:14:46.108
  • IN TIME OUT, PROVING THATNONE OF OUR TECHNOLOGY
  • 00:14:46.208 --> 00:14:50.446
  • SUPERSEDES HIS ABILITYTO CONTROL, AND I'M NOT
  • 00:14:50.546 --> 00:14:54.450
  • SAYING HE SENT COVID 19,BUT I'M SAYING NOTHING
  • 00:14:54.550 --> 00:14:56.719
  • ESCAPES HIM.
  • 00:14:56.819 --> 00:14:58.787
  • HE HAD TO ALLOW IT, ANDYET WE ARE STILL HERE.
  • 00:14:58.887 --> 00:15:04.026
  • AND IT BEGS THE QUESTION,WHY ARE WE STILL HERE?
  • 00:15:04.126 --> 00:15:08.764
  • WHAT DOES GOD HAVE FORUS THAT HE ALLOWED US TO
  • 00:15:08.864 --> 00:15:15.037
  • SURVIVE THE CRUSHINGTO THIS POINT?
  • 00:15:15.137 --> 00:15:17.973
  • WHAT AM I SUPPOSEDTO LEARN FROM THIS?
  • 00:15:18.073 --> 00:15:22.478
  • NOT RUN FROM IT, NOT LIEABOUT IT, NOT SUCCUMB TO
  • 00:15:22.578 --> 00:15:25.214
  • PROPAGANDA ABOUT IT.
  • 00:15:25.314 --> 00:15:28.150
  • AND EVERYBODY KEEPSTRYING TO SAY WHAT'S
  • 00:15:28.250 --> 00:15:30.986
  • GOING TO HAPPEN, ANDTHE DISEASE SEEMS TO BE
  • 00:15:31.086 --> 00:15:34.390
  • RUNNING THINGS.
  • 00:15:34.490 --> 00:15:37.426
  • HOW YOU COME IN THESTORE NOW IS CONTROLLED.
  • 00:15:37.526 --> 00:15:39.962
  • HOW YOU GO SHOPPINGNOW IS CONTROLLED.
  • 00:15:40.062 --> 00:15:42.631
  • AND WE GET DOWN INTO,YOU KNOW, THESE ARE MY
  • 00:15:42.731 --> 00:15:46.268
  • RIGHTS, BUT NONE OF USWANT A RIGHT TO DIE.
  • 00:15:46.368 --> 00:15:50.806
  • WE WANT TO HAVE RIGHTSARE, BUT I WANT
  • 00:15:50.906 --> 00:15:55.110
  • TO BE ALIVE.
  • 00:15:55.210 --> 00:15:57.012
  • AND I WANT TO HAVE THEECONOMY, BUT NOT AT THE
  • 00:15:57.112 --> 00:16:00.015
  • EXPENSE OF LOSING ME.
  • 00:16:00.115 --> 00:16:02.017
  • I JUST THINK,WAIT A MINUTE.
  • 00:16:02.117 --> 00:16:03.652
  • FIRST THINGS FIRST.
  • 00:16:03.752 --> 00:16:05.320
  • GOD SO LOVED THE WORLDTHAT HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR
  • 00:16:05.421 --> 00:16:08.223
  • PEOPLE, AND TO EVERYONEWHOSE SUFFERING
  • 00:16:08.323 --> 00:16:12.594
  • FROM ANYTHING.
  • 00:16:12.694 --> 00:16:15.130
  • AND THERE ARE FAMILIESCALLING SAYING YOU KNOW,
  • 00:16:15.230 --> 00:16:18.033
  • I DIDN'T GET TO HOLDMY MOTHER'S HAND.
  • 00:16:18.133 --> 00:16:19.768
  • I NEVER GOT TOSAY GOODBYE.
  • 00:16:19.868 --> 00:16:21.437
  • THEY WOULDN'T LET MEIN THE HOSPITAL, I WAS
  • 00:16:21.537 --> 00:16:23.372
  • SCREAMING AND CRYING ONTHE PHONE, FEELING GUILT
  • 00:16:23.472 --> 00:16:25.474
  • AND ASHAMED.
  • 00:16:25.574 --> 00:16:27.142
  • MAYBE YOU'RE ONE OF THOSEPEOPLE OR RELATED TO ONE
  • 00:16:27.242 --> 00:16:30.646
  • OF THOSE PEOPLE.
  • 00:16:30.746 --> 00:16:33.048
  • AND YOU'RE ONE OF THOSEPEOPLE, OR MAYBE YOU'RE
  • 00:16:33.148 --> 00:16:35.517
  • ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHODIED BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T
  • 00:16:35.617 --> 00:16:37.419
  • GET IN THE HOSPITALBECAUSE THE HOSPITALS
  • 00:16:37.519 --> 00:16:39.254
  • WERE FILLED UP WITH THEM,AND YOU LOST A LOVED ONE
  • 00:16:39.354 --> 00:16:40.823
  • TO SOME OTHER DISEASEOR MAYBE YOU'RE GOING
  • 00:16:40.923 --> 00:16:42.691
  • THROUGH A DIVORCE ORMAYBE YOU'VE GOT A CHILD
  • 00:16:42.791 --> 00:16:45.761
  • THAT YOU POURED YOURHEART INTO AND THEY
  • 00:16:45.861 --> 00:16:47.996
  • TURNED AROUND ANDBROKE YOUR HEART.
  • 00:16:48.097 --> 00:16:50.232
  • THERE'S A LOT OFWAYS TO BE CRUSHED.
  • 00:16:50.332 --> 00:16:52.334
  • MAYBE YOU'RE ONE OF THEPEOPLE WHO BUILT THE
  • 00:16:52.434 --> 00:16:54.536
  • BUSINESS AND GOT IT GOINGAND IT ALL FELL APART, OR
  • 00:16:54.636 --> 00:16:56.405
  • YOU WERE WORKING ON A JOBAND GOING GOOD, AND NOW
  • 00:16:56.505 --> 00:16:59.374
  • YOU'RE BACK TO SQUARE ONEAGAIN, AND YOU'RE TRYING
  • 00:16:59.475 --> 00:17:02.478
  • TO FIGURE OUT WHEREYOU'RE GOING TO STAY.
  • 00:17:02.578 --> 00:17:05.114
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEPOOR TO BE CRUSHED.
  • 00:17:05.214 --> 00:17:08.283
  • YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEREPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT OR
  • 00:17:08.383 --> 00:17:10.586
  • BAPTIST OR BLACK ORWHITE OR PENTECOSTAL.
  • 00:17:10.686 --> 00:17:13.922
  • CRUSHING COMES TOEVERYONE'S LIFE, BUT IT
  • 00:17:14.022 --> 00:17:17.559
  • NEVER STAYS.
  • 00:17:17.659 --> 00:17:20.963
  • AND I THINK THAT WHEN WESTART TO TALK ABOUT THIS
  • 00:17:21.063 --> 00:17:24.967
  • CRUSHING THERE ISA DIGNITY EVEN
  • 00:17:25.067 --> 00:17:28.904
  • IN SUFFERING.
  • 00:17:29.004 --> 00:17:31.473
  • THE KIND OF DIGNITYTHAT WAS ON THE FACE OF
  • 00:17:31.573 --> 00:17:35.144
  • CORETTA SCOTT KINGHOLDING BERNICE IN HER
  • 00:17:35.244 --> 00:17:37.312
  • LAP AND HER HUSBAND'SBODY UP FRONT, THE KIND
  • 00:17:37.412 --> 00:17:40.716
  • OF DIGNITY THAT WAS ONJACKIE ONASSIS, BLOOD ALL
  • 00:17:40.816 --> 00:17:43.318
  • OVER HER DRESS BUT HERHEAD WAS STILL IN THERE.
  • 00:17:43.418 --> 00:17:47.356
  • THERE WAS A DIGNITY THATCOMES UP IN YOUR SPIRIT
  • 00:17:47.456 --> 00:17:51.059
  • THAT YOU SAY TO LIFE YOUWON'T BREAK ME, AND IF
  • 00:17:51.160 --> 00:17:55.397
  • YOU'RE SUFFERING RIGHTNOW AND YOU'RE ON SOME
  • 00:17:55.497 --> 00:18:00.435
  • SORT OF CROSS, IT'SBECAUSE WHEN THIS IS OVER
  • 00:18:00.536 --> 00:18:05.240
  • YOU'LL BE CHANGEDIN SOME WAY.
  • 00:18:05.340 --> 00:18:09.645
  • NO LONGER GRAPES.
  • 00:18:09.745 --> 00:18:11.880
  • NO LONGER TEMPORARY.
  • 00:18:11.980 --> 00:18:14.016
  • GRAPES ARE ONE OF THE FEWFRUITS THAT ARE RAISED TO
  • 00:18:14.116 --> 00:18:16.752
  • BE CRUSHED.
  • 00:18:16.852 --> 00:18:19.354
  • AND CHRIST WAS RAISED TOBE CRUCIFIED, BUT HE TOLD
  • 00:18:19.454 --> 00:18:23.859
  • THE BOYS DON'TGIVE UP ON ME.
  • 00:18:23.959 --> 00:18:25.761
  • IN THREE DAYS I'LL BEBACK, AND THAT I'LL BE
  • 00:18:25.861 --> 00:18:28.197
  • BACK IS WHY I WROTECRUSHING, NOT TO TELL YOU
  • 00:18:28.297 --> 00:18:33.435
  • HOW TO SQUIRM ON THECROSS BUT TO SHOW YOU HOW
  • 00:18:33.535 --> 00:18:38.040
  • TO ROLL THE STONE AWAYAND GET BACK UP AGAIN.
  • 00:18:38.140 --> 00:18:42.244
  • THAT'S WHAT IWANT YOU TO KNOW.
  • 00:18:42.344 --> 00:18:43.178
  • IT'S NOT OVER.
  • 00:18:43.278 --> 00:18:44.246
  • IT'S NOT GOINGTO STOP HERE.
  • 00:18:44.346 --> 00:18:45.214
  • SO WIPE YOUR FACE.
  • 00:18:45.314 --> 00:18:47.683
  • I CRY, TOO.
  • 00:18:47.783 --> 00:18:51.153
  • PULL YOUR HAIROUT OF YOUR FACE.
  • 00:18:51.253 --> 00:18:53.455
  • MESSED UP YOUR MAKE UP.
  • 00:18:53.555 --> 00:18:55.257
  • THAT'S OKAY. IT'S NOT OVER.
  • 00:18:55.357 --> 00:19:00.028
  • GOD TURNS PRESSUREINTO POWER.
  • 00:19:00.128 --> 00:19:07.469
  • HE MAKES WISDOM OUT OFTHE MISTAKES WE MAKE.
  • 00:19:07.569 --> 00:19:10.839
  • WISDOM IS MADE FROM THEELIXIR FROM EVERY STUPID
  • 00:19:10.939 --> 00:19:14.009
  • THING I EVER DIDBEFORE I GOT THERE.
  • 00:19:14.109 --> 00:19:17.179
  • AND IF I HADN'T BEENALLOWED TO GO WRONG,
  • 00:19:17.279 --> 00:19:19.214
  • I'D NEVER BE ABLETO GET RIGHT.
  • 00:19:19.314 --> 00:19:23.685
  • SO FORGIVE YOURSELF.
  • 00:19:23.785 --> 00:19:27.256
  • I WANT TO TALK TO YOU, IWANT TO BE SOMETHING ON
  • 00:19:27.356 --> 00:19:31.326
  • YOUR NIGHTSTAND OR INYOUR BATHROOM, NOT
  • 00:19:31.426 --> 00:19:34.129
  • SOMETHING YOU JUST READTHROUGH ON A VACATION BUT
  • 00:19:34.229 --> 00:19:36.231
  • SOMETHING YOU JUST EAT INSMALL DOSES, AND THINK
  • 00:19:36.331 --> 00:19:39.835
  • ABOUT, AND LET ITMINISTER TO YOU, AND
  • 00:19:39.935 --> 00:19:41.703
  • SPEAK TO THE PAIN IN YOURLIFE BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE
  • 00:19:41.803 --> 00:19:45.540
  • HAVE A PAIN, A TRAUMA INA PLACE THAT EVEN THE
  • 00:19:45.641 --> 00:19:50.712
  • THERAPIST IS NOTREACHING, BUT THE HOLY
  • 00:19:50.812 --> 00:19:54.249
  • SPIRIT WILL GET DOWN INTOTHE CREVICES OF YOUR SOUL
  • 00:19:54.349 --> 00:19:59.655
  • AND HEAL YOU THERE.
  • 00:19:59.755 --> 00:20:03.225
  • - UM, YOU'REDOING IT AGAIN.
  • 00:20:04.159 --> 00:20:07.229
  • YOU'RE CHANGING THEATMOSPHERE IN THIS
  • 00:20:07.329 --> 00:20:10.032
  • STUDIO, AND YOU KNOWWHAT I'M SITTING THERE
  • 00:20:10.132 --> 00:20:15.570
  • THINKING WHILE YOU WEREJUST TALKING, THINK OF
  • 00:20:15.671 --> 00:20:20.409
  • HOW MUCH GOD LOVES HISPEOPLE THAT YOU'D BE
  • 00:20:20.509 --> 00:20:24.479
  • SITTING IN A GREEN ROOMAT LAKEWOOD CHURCH IN
  • 00:20:24.579 --> 00:20:28.250
  • HOUSTON, TEXAS, AND GODWOULD START SPEAKING TO
  • 00:20:28.350 --> 00:20:32.254
  • YOU THE TENETS OF WHATTHIS BOOK HAS BECOME.
  • 00:20:32.354 --> 00:20:35.724
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:20:35.824 --> 00:20:37.626
  • - YOU TOLD ME YOU STARTWRITING ON A YELLOW LEGAL
  • 00:20:37.726 --> 00:20:40.696
  • PAD AS FAST AS YOU COULD,KNEW THAT YOU WERE NOT
  • 00:20:40.796 --> 00:20:44.833
  • GETTING A DOWNLOAD TOSPEAK AT LAKEWOOD FOR
  • 00:20:44.933 --> 00:20:48.337
  • THAT PARTICULAR SERVICEBUT THAT IT WOULD
  • 00:20:48.437 --> 00:20:50.639
  • BECOME THIS BOOK.
  • 00:20:50.739 --> 00:20:52.607
  • SO GOD HAD IT DOWNLOADEDTO YOU, YOU RESPOND,
  • 00:20:52.708 --> 00:20:58.180
  • OBVIOUSLY CORRECTLY, THISBOOK, AND IT TAKES A
  • 00:20:58.280 --> 00:21:01.783
  • MINUTE TO GETTHESE THINGS DONE.
  • 00:21:01.883 --> 00:21:03.652
  • IT GOES THROUGHA PROCESS.
  • 00:21:03.752 --> 00:21:06.088
  • SO GOD HAD TO SPEAK ITWHEN HE DID SO THAT IT
  • 00:21:06.188 --> 00:21:08.690
  • WOULD BE HERE FOR ONE OFTHE MOST CRUSHING THINGS
  • 00:21:08.790 --> 00:21:12.527
  • IN OUR LIFETIME.
  • 00:21:12.627 --> 00:21:14.596
  • - YES.
  • 00:21:14.696 --> 00:21:15.931
  • - THIS IS A WEIRDSITUATION.
  • 00:21:16.031 --> 00:21:19.368
  • WITH ALL OF OURTECHNOLOGY, WE ARE REALLY
  • 00:21:19.468 --> 00:21:23.872
  • A HURTING, CRUSHED PEOPLERIGHT NOW, AND THIS BOOK
  • 00:21:23.972 --> 00:21:27.876
  • WAS HERE PROPHETICALLYON TIME.
  • 00:21:27.976 --> 00:21:30.412
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:21:30.512 --> 00:21:31.947
  • - UNBELIEVABLY ON TIME.
  • 00:21:32.047 --> 00:21:34.816
  • T.D. JAKES JUST HAPPENS TOBE A KID THAT WAS TOLD BY
  • 00:21:34.916 --> 00:21:40.055
  • HIS TEACHERS HE WASN'TA VERY GOOD WRITER.
  • 00:21:40.155 --> 00:21:42.457
  • SOME TWENTY BOOKS ON THENEW YORK TIMES' BEST SELLER,
  • 00:21:42.557 --> 00:21:45.394
  • INCLUDING NUMBER ONE NEW YORKTIMES BESTSELLERS LATER.
  • 00:21:45.494 --> 00:21:48.663
  • THAT TEACHER APPARENTLYDOESN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT
  • 00:21:48.764 --> 00:21:53.402
  • TEACHING. SO THE BIG PICTUREHERE IS WHY DO BAD THINGS
  • 00:21:53.502 --> 00:22:01.777
  • HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?
  • 00:22:01.877 --> 00:22:03.412
  • WE KNOW THAT GOD WANTS USTO BE WHO WE ARE BASED
  • 00:22:03.512 --> 00:22:08.750
  • UPON WHAT WE'RE GOINGTHROUGH, AND LET ME TELL
  • 00:22:08.850 --> 00:22:10.819
  • YOU SOMETHING, EVERYPERSON WATCHING THIS
  • 00:22:10.919 --> 00:22:14.823
  • BROADCAST AND EVERYPERSON TALKING RIGHT NOW,
  • 00:22:14.923 --> 00:22:17.192
  • INCLUDING ME,HAVE BEEN CRUSHED.
  • 00:22:17.292 --> 00:22:19.594
  • - ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:22:19.694 --> 00:22:21.062
  • - IT HAPPENS.
  • 00:22:21.163 --> 00:22:22.764
  • HELP US UNDERSTAND THATUNIQUE DICHOTOMY OF WHAT
  • 00:22:22.864 --> 00:22:29.471
  • GOD'S DOING WITHTHIS CRUSHING.
  • 00:22:29.571 --> 00:22:31.840
  • IT'S A REAL TOUGHTHING TO EXPLAIN
  • 00:22:31.940 --> 00:22:36.111
  • AND I WANT TO HEAR YOU.
  • 00:22:36.211 --> 00:22:38.046
  • - FIRST OF ALL I LEARNEDIS NEVER TRY TO MAKE
  • 00:22:38.146 --> 00:22:40.182
  • SENSE OF IT WHILEYOU'RE IN IT.
  • 00:22:40.282 --> 00:22:42.484
  • - OKAY.
  • 00:22:42.584 --> 00:22:43.785
  • - YOU HAVE TO FOCUSON SURVIVING IT, NOT
  • 00:22:43.885 --> 00:22:46.321
  • UNDERSTANDING IT, BECAUSETHE CRUSHING IS SO
  • 00:22:46.421 --> 00:22:50.358
  • INTENSE AND SO PERSONALAND SO DEEP THAT YOU ONLY
  • 00:22:50.459 --> 00:22:54.396
  • UNDERSTAND IN RETROSPECTWHEN YOU LOOK BACK AT IT.
  • 00:22:54.496 --> 00:22:57.866
  • YOU SAY IT WASGOOD FOR ME.
  • 00:22:57.966 --> 00:22:59.835
  • IT'S OVER NOW,IT WAS GOOD.
  • 00:22:59.935 --> 00:23:01.736
  • NOT WHILE YOU'RE IN IT,BUT AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH,
  • 00:23:01.837 --> 00:23:04.539
  • IT WAS GOOD FOR ME THATI'VE BEEN AFFLICTED.
  • 00:23:04.639 --> 00:23:07.375
  • THE IDEA OF CRUSHING THEGRAPE IN ITS ORIGINAL
  • 00:23:07.476 --> 00:23:12.080
  • STATE, IT WOULD ONLYLAST ONE SEASON.
  • 00:23:12.180 --> 00:23:15.717
  • IT WOULD ROT ON THE VINE.
  • 00:23:15.817 --> 00:23:18.119
  • BUT IF YOU CRUSH IT ANDLET IT FERMENT, IT WOULD
  • 00:23:18.220 --> 00:23:20.121
  • LAST FOR HUNDREDSOF YEARS.
  • 00:23:20.222 --> 00:23:23.425
  • AND THERE'S SOMETHINGTHAT HAPPENS TO US
  • 00:23:23.525 --> 00:23:25.427
  • WHEN WE ARE CRUSHED.
  • 00:23:25.527 --> 00:23:27.996
  • IT GIVES US RESILIENCEAND TENACITY THAT WE
  • 00:23:28.096 --> 00:23:30.532
  • WOULDN'T HAVE.
  • 00:23:30.632 --> 00:23:32.033
  • I WAS WRITING ON THATLEGAL PAD, AND THE LORD
  • 00:23:32.133 --> 00:23:35.370
  • SHOWED ME A VISION OFPEOPLE STOMPING ON
  • 00:23:35.470 --> 00:23:39.074
  • GRAPES, AND THEN TOOK METO THE TEXT THAT THE SEED
  • 00:23:39.174 --> 00:23:44.112
  • OF THE WOMAN WOULD BRUISETHE HEAD OF THE SERPENT
  • 00:23:44.212 --> 00:23:47.482
  • AND THE SERPENT WOULDBRUISE HIS HEEL.
  • 00:23:47.582 --> 00:23:50.585
  • AND WHEN I SAW CHRIST'SBRUISED HEEL, THEY LOOKED
  • 00:23:50.685 --> 00:23:53.955
  • LIKE THE HEELS OFSOMEBODY WHO HAD BEEN
  • 00:23:54.055 --> 00:23:55.891
  • STOMPING ON GRAPES.
  • 00:23:55.991 --> 00:23:58.760
  • AND I STARTED TO REALIZETHAT ON THE CROSS, HE
  • 00:23:58.860 --> 00:24:03.198
  • STOMPED ON EVERYTHINGTHAT WAS AGAINST ME.
  • 00:24:03.298 --> 00:24:07.335
  • HE MOVED EVERY OBSTACLETHAT WAS CONTRARY TO ME,
  • 00:24:07.435 --> 00:24:11.439
  • AND THAT EVEN THOUGH I GOTHROUGH THINGS NOW THAT
  • 00:24:11.540 --> 00:24:15.277
  • HE HAS BORNE THE GRIEFAND CARRIED THE SORROWS
  • 00:24:15.377 --> 00:24:17.946
  • OF IT, HE WENT BEFORE METO LIGHTEN THE LOAD OF
  • 00:24:18.046 --> 00:24:21.816
  • IT, AND STILL SUFFEREDME TO GO THROUGH IT, AND
  • 00:24:21.917 --> 00:24:24.352
  • I'LL TELL YOU WHY.
  • 00:24:24.452 --> 00:24:25.854
  • WHAT WE DON'T REALIZE ISIT IS EXACTLY THE PAIN
  • 00:24:25.954 --> 00:24:28.757
  • WE HAD THAT MADEUS WHO WE ARE.
  • 00:24:28.857 --> 00:24:31.493
  • IT IS EXACTLY THENEGLECT, OR THE ABSENCE,
  • 00:24:31.593 --> 00:24:34.195
  • OR I AM SO GRATEFUL FORTHE TEACHER THAT SAID I
  • 00:24:34.296 --> 00:24:38.133
  • COULDN'T WRITE BECAUSETHAT'S WHY I COULD.
  • 00:24:38.233 --> 00:24:43.138
  • IT IS THE THING THATOPPOSES YOU IN THE WEIGHT
  • 00:24:43.238 --> 00:24:46.274
  • ROOM THAT CAUSES YOUTO BUILD MUSCLES, THE
  • 00:24:46.374 --> 00:24:49.344
  • RESISTANCE TRAINING. IDON'T NEED THE WEIGHTS
  • 00:24:49.444 --> 00:24:52.814
  • TO COOPERATE, I NEEDTHEM TO RESIST ME.
  • 00:24:52.914 --> 00:24:56.084
  • SO WHEN LIFE RESISTS YOU,YOU GET STRONGER, AND YOU
  • 00:24:56.184 --> 00:24:59.454
  • GET WISER, AND YOU TURNINTO SOMETHING THAT CAN
  • 00:24:59.554 --> 00:25:03.892
  • BE KEPT AND THAT WILL LAST.
  • 00:25:03.992 --> 00:25:07.128
  • AND I THINK IT'S SOIMPORTANT WHEN YOU TALK
  • 00:25:07.228 --> 00:25:10.432
  • ABOUT THE SUFFERINGCHURCH IN THE BOOK OF
  • 00:25:10.532 --> 00:25:12.400
  • REVELATION AT SMYRNA ANDHE SAYS, TALKS ABOUT
  • 00:25:12.500 --> 00:25:15.737
  • FRANKINCENSE AND MYRRH, ANDTHE INCENSE WAS ROOTS THAT
  • 00:25:15.837 --> 00:25:19.441
  • WERE CRUSHED, AND THEAROMA ONLY ESCAPED AS THE
  • 00:25:19.541 --> 00:25:22.777
  • ROOTS WERE BEING CRUSHED.
  • 00:25:22.877 --> 00:25:24.913
  • THAT THERE IS AN AROMATHAT ESCAPES YOUR HEART
  • 00:25:25.013 --> 00:25:27.649
  • WHEN YOU'RE CRUSHED.
  • 00:25:27.749 --> 00:25:28.717
  • PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEENCRUSHED CANNOT ACCESS
  • 00:25:28.817 --> 00:25:30.485
  • THEIR EMOTIONS WELL.
  • 00:25:30.585 --> 00:25:33.188
  • THEY CANNOT VERBALIZE ORENUNCIATE FEELINGS WELL.
  • 00:25:33.288 --> 00:25:38.360
  • AND SOMETIMES IT'SDANGEROUS TO GIVE POWER
  • 00:25:38.460 --> 00:25:40.929
  • TO PEOPLE WHOHAVE NO EMPATHY.
  • 00:25:41.029 --> 00:25:43.832
  • WHAT WE NEED IS SOMEBODYWHO CAN BE TOUCHED.
  • 00:25:43.932 --> 00:25:47.235
  • THAT'S WHY CHRIST CAME,SO THAT HE COULD BE
  • 00:25:47.335 --> 00:25:49.571
  • TOUCHED BY THE FEELINGOF OUR INFIRMITY.
  • 00:25:49.671 --> 00:25:51.306
  • LOOK AT JESUS COMING TO THEGRAVE SIDE OF LAZARUS.
  • 00:25:51.406 --> 00:25:54.909
  • WHY? I MEAN HE COMES INTHERE AND CRIES ABOUT
  • 00:25:55.010 --> 00:25:58.413
  • SOMEBODY HE KNOWSHE'S GONNA RAISE.
  • 00:25:58.513 --> 00:26:02.250
  • HE KNOWS HOW THESTORY IS GOING TO END.
  • 00:26:02.350 --> 00:26:03.852
  • WHY ARE YOUCRYING, JESUS?
  • 00:26:03.952 --> 00:26:05.854
  • MARY'S CRYING BECAUSE SHETHINKS HER BROTHER'S GONE.
  • 00:26:05.954 --> 00:26:08.289
  • MARTHA IS CRYING BECAUSEYOU WERE NOT THERE.
  • 00:26:08.390 --> 00:26:10.592
  • YOU COME IN THE ROOM WITHTHESE PEOPLE THAT ARE
  • 00:26:10.692 --> 00:26:12.761
  • CRYING, AND YOU SIT WITHTHEM AND YOU CRY WITH THEM.
  • 00:26:12.861 --> 00:26:15.030
  • OH, THAT I MAY KNOWYOU IN THE
  • 00:26:15.130 --> 00:26:17.165
  • FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SUFFERING.
  • 00:26:17.265 --> 00:26:19.034
  • THERE IS A FELLOWSHIP, AKOINONIA, COMRADERY THAT
  • 00:26:19.134 --> 00:26:23.571
  • HAPPENS WHEN YOU WALK INA ROOM WITH PEOPLE THAT
  • 00:26:23.672 --> 00:26:26.508
  • ARE WEEPING AND YOUDARE TO WEEP WITH THEM.
  • 00:26:26.608 --> 00:26:28.677
  • WE HAVE FELLOWSHIP, WEDRINK FROM THE SAME CUP
  • 00:26:28.777 --> 00:26:32.313
  • TOGETHER WHEN WE HAVEFELLOWSHIP IN THE
  • 00:26:32.414 --> 00:26:34.749
  • SUFFERING AND WE KNOWTHAT WE ARE NOT ALONE.
  • 00:26:34.849 --> 00:26:38.053
  • I WROTE THIS BOOK BECAUSEIN MY POCKET I THINK MY
  • 00:26:38.153 --> 00:26:41.389
  • CELL PHONE IS IN MYPOCKET, I'VE GOT FOUR
  • 00:26:41.489 --> 00:26:44.626
  • MILLION PEOPLE FOLLOWINGME ON INSTAGRAM ALONE.
  • 00:26:44.726 --> 00:26:48.263
  • I NEVER HAD FOUR MILLIONPEOPLE FOLLOW ME AROUND.
  • 00:26:48.363 --> 00:26:50.765
  • THAT'S NOT EVEN TO MENTIONFACEBOOK AND TWITTER.
  • 00:26:50.865 --> 00:26:53.435
  • FOUR MILLION, NOT TOMENTION ANY OF THEM.
  • 00:26:53.535 --> 00:26:56.171
  • I CAN TAKE A PICTUREOF US AND FOUR MILLION
  • 00:26:56.271 --> 00:26:58.506
  • PEOPLE SEE IT RIGHTNOW, RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:26:58.606 --> 00:27:00.375
  • NEVER HAD THATIN MY LIFE.
  • 00:27:00.475 --> 00:27:03.745
  • THAT DOESN'T STOPLONELINESS AT ALL.
  • 00:27:03.845 --> 00:27:06.381
  • SO WE HAVE ALL OF THESETHINGS THAT SUGGEST
  • 00:27:06.481 --> 00:27:09.184
  • INTIMACY BUTDENY INTIMACY.
  • 00:27:09.284 --> 00:27:12.387
  • AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEMORE PEOPLE WE BRING IN,
  • 00:27:12.487 --> 00:27:14.622
  • THE MORE WERE LEFT OUT.
  • 00:27:14.723 --> 00:27:16.725
  • AND THE WORST PART ABOUTCRUSHING IS TO BE ALONE.
  • 00:27:16.825 --> 00:27:21.763
  • AND I'VE WROTE ABOUT CRUSHINGBECAUSE PEOPLE ARE WORRIED.
  • 00:27:21.863 --> 00:27:27.469
  • PEOPLE ARE GOINGOFF THE EDGE.
  • 00:27:27.569 --> 00:27:29.738
  • I GOT A CALL THE OTHERNIGHT FROM A YOUNG MAN
  • 00:27:29.838 --> 00:27:34.142
  • WHO TOLD ME THAT HISGRANDDAUGHTER HUNG
  • 00:27:34.242 --> 00:27:36.077
  • HERSELF IN HER BOYFRIEND'SFRONT YARD ON A TREE.
  • 00:27:36.177 --> 00:27:42.717
  • YOU THINK THAT ALL OFTHIS FEAR AND ISOLATION
  • 00:27:42.817 --> 00:27:46.755
  • AND BAD NEWS DIDN'T PLAYINTO THAT ON TOP OF
  • 00:27:46.855 --> 00:27:49.991
  • PERSONAL PROBLEMS INLIFE? OVERWHELMED.
  • 00:27:50.091 --> 00:27:54.062
  • AND I THINK THE CRUSHINGWAS MEANT TO BE A GUIDE
  • 00:27:54.162 --> 00:27:56.598
  • THROUGH THE WILDERNESS OFWHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:27:56.698 --> 00:28:00.668
  • - TOM NEWMAN: THERE'SNO QUESTION THAT WE'RE
  • 00:28:01.603 --> 00:28:02.804
  • LIVING IN CHALLENGING ANDUNCERTAIN TIMES, HEALTH
  • 00:28:02.904 --> 00:28:05.039
  • CONCERNS, POLITICALDIVISIONS, SOCIAL UNREST,
  • 00:28:05.140 --> 00:28:08.076
  • FINANCIAL STRAINS ANDMORE, YET AS BELIEVERS
  • 00:28:08.176 --> 00:28:11.346
  • ISN'T IT COMFORTING TOKNOW THAT WE CAN TRUST
  • 00:28:11.446 --> 00:28:13.581
  • IN GOD'S UNFAILING LOVE?
  • 00:28:13.681 --> 00:28:15.450
  • BECAUSE OF THAT, MATT ANDLAURIE ARE DETERMINED TO
  • 00:28:15.550 --> 00:28:18.853
  • BRING EVEN MORERELEVANT AND ENCOURAGING
  • 00:28:18.953 --> 00:28:20.855
  • MESSAGES TO YOU.
  • 00:28:20.955 --> 00:28:22.957
  • AS ONE OF OUR FAITHFULVIEWERS, YOU KNOW HOW
  • 00:28:23.057 --> 00:28:25.560
  • VERY VITAL CHRISTIANTELEVISION CAN BE.
  • 00:28:25.660 --> 00:28:27.762
  • AS OUR WAY OF SAYINGTHANK YOU FOR A GIFT OF
  • 00:28:27.862 --> 00:28:30.064
  • ANY AMOUNT, WE'REGOING TO SEND YOU
  • 00:28:30.165 --> 00:28:32.033
  • T.D. JAKES' INCREDIBLENEW BOOK "CRUSHING".
  • 00:28:32.133 --> 00:28:35.103
  • BISHOP JAKES REVEALSHOW GOD USES THE MOST
  • 00:28:35.203 --> 00:28:37.806
  • DIFFICULT CHAPTERS OF OURLIFE, CHAPTERS JUST LIKE
  • 00:28:37.906 --> 00:28:40.408
  • THE ONE WE'RE GOINGTHROUGH, TO PREPARE US
  • 00:28:40.508 --> 00:28:42.610
  • FOR HIS RICHESTBLESSINGS.
  • 00:28:42.710 --> 00:28:44.445
  • - I WROTE THE BOOKCRUSHING BECAUSE I
  • 00:28:44.546 --> 00:28:46.948
  • BELIEVE CRUSHING IS JUSTA STEP TO CONQUERING,
  • 00:28:47.048 --> 00:28:50.151
  • AND ONCE YOU HAVE GONETHROUGH YOUR CRUSHINGS,
  • 00:28:50.251 --> 00:28:52.954
  • YOU BECOME A CONQUERORWISE AND STRONG.
  • 00:28:53.054 --> 00:28:56.090
  • - TOM NEWMAN: AND FORYOUR GIFT OF $50 DOLLARS
  • 00:28:56.191 --> 00:28:57.792
  • OR MORE, WE'LL ALSOINCLUDE PASTOR MAX
  • 00:28:57.892 --> 00:28:59.961
  • LUCADO'S BESTSELLINGBOOK "UNSHAKABLE HOPE,
  • 00:29:00.061 --> 00:29:03.164
  • BUILDING OUR LIVES ON THEPROMISES OF GOD" ALONG
  • 00:29:03.264 --> 00:29:06.467
  • WITH THE SPECIAL UNSHAKEABLEHOPE STUDY GUIDE.
  • 00:29:06.568 --> 00:29:10.238
  • - WHEN LIFE GOES CRAZY,GOD HAS EQUIPPED US.
  • 00:29:10.338 --> 00:29:14.142
  • HE'S EQUIPPED US WITHTHESE PROMISES OF GOD.
  • 00:29:14.242 --> 00:29:17.078
  • - FRIEND AS ALWAYS, WESINCERELY THANK YOU
  • 00:29:17.178 --> 00:29:19.747
  • FOR YOUR GENEROUSPARTNERSHIP WITH TBN.
  • 00:29:19.848 --> 00:29:22.350
  • TOGETHER LET'S CONTINUETO TAKE THE LOVE OF JESUS
  • 00:29:22.450 --> 00:29:25.053
  • TO EVERYONE WE CAN.
  • 00:29:25.153 --> 00:29:26.921
  • IT TRULY IS THEHOPE OF THE WORLD.
  • 00:29:27.021 --> 00:29:30.425
  • - CRUSHING HAPPENS TOEVERYONE, IS THAT TRUE?
  • 00:29:32.093 --> 00:29:36.097
  • IS THAT A TRUE STATEMENT?
  • 00:29:36.197 --> 00:29:37.198
  • - ABSOLUTELY.
  • 00:29:37.298 --> 00:29:38.466
  • - OKAY, LET'S TAKE ASUBJECT LIKE DIVORCE.
  • 00:29:38.566 --> 00:29:42.136
  • THAT IS A CRUSHING.
  • 00:29:42.237 --> 00:29:44.305
  • - YES.
  • 00:29:44.405 --> 00:29:46.040
  • - SOME PEOPLE CAN MOVEON, FIND SOMEBODY NEW
  • 00:29:46.140 --> 00:29:56.050
  • AND LIVE HAPPILY WITHTHIS NEW PERSON.
  • 00:29:56.150 --> 00:29:59.721
  • ANOTHER PERSON CANBE BITTER, ANGRY,
  • 00:29:59.821 --> 00:30:01.890
  • UGLY AND DIE ALONE.
  • 00:30:01.990 --> 00:30:03.524
  • - RIGHT.
  • 00:30:03.625 --> 00:30:04.626
  • - WHAT DID THE ONE DORIGHT, AND HOW CAN YOU BE
  • 00:30:04.726 --> 00:30:07.662
  • CRUSHED AND END UP NOTTURNING INTO WINE?
  • 00:30:07.762 --> 00:30:11.532
  • - OH, THAT'S AGOOD QUESTION.
  • 00:30:11.633 --> 00:30:13.067
  • THAT'S SUCH A GOODQUESTION, I HOPE MY
  • 00:30:13.167 --> 00:30:14.502
  • ANSWER WILL MATCH IT.
  • 00:30:14.602 --> 00:30:16.804
  • WHAT WE MUST REALIZE WHENWE GO THROUGH DIVORCE IS
  • 00:30:16.905 --> 00:30:19.741
  • THAT WE ARE NOT GRIEVINGOVER THE PERSON,
  • 00:30:19.841 --> 00:30:21.843
  • WE'RE GRIEVING OVERWHAT WE HAD IN MIND.
  • 00:30:21.943 --> 00:30:25.046
  • - OH, GEEZ!
  • 00:30:25.146 --> 00:30:27.982
  • OH, MAN!
  • 00:30:28.082 --> 00:30:29.250
  • - YEAH, OUT OF 8 BILLIONPEOPLE IN THE WORLD,
  • 00:30:29.350 --> 00:30:31.686
  • THERE'S NOBODY THAT CANLEAVE YOU THAT WILL LEAVE
  • 00:30:31.786 --> 00:30:34.289
  • YOU SO STRUNG UP THAT YOU'DSPEND EIGHT YEARS IN PAIN.
  • 00:30:34.389 --> 00:30:37.458
  • IT'S NOT THE PERSON YOUCAN'T GET OVER, IT'S WHAT
  • 00:30:37.558 --> 00:30:39.727
  • YOU HAD IN MIND THATYOU CAN'T GET OVER.
  • 00:30:39.827 --> 00:30:41.963
  • - OH, COME ON WITH IT.
  • 00:30:42.063 --> 00:30:43.298
  • MY GOODNESS!
  • 00:30:43.398 --> 00:30:44.666
  • - AND IF WE CAN LET GOOF WHAT WE HAD IN MIND,
  • 00:30:44.766 --> 00:30:46.734
  • WE CAN DISCOVER WHATGOD HAD IN MIND FOR US.
  • 00:30:46.834 --> 00:30:50.238
  • AND THE DIFFERENCEBETWEEN THE PERSON WHO
  • 00:30:50.338 --> 00:30:51.739
  • CAN'T MOVE FORWARD ANDTHE PERSON THAT CAN IS
  • 00:30:51.839 --> 00:30:54.409
  • HOW QUICKLY WE ADAPTTO LETTING GO OF
  • 00:30:54.509 --> 00:30:58.579
  • WHAT WE HAD IN MIND.
  • 00:30:58.680 --> 00:31:00.315
  • - MY GOODNESS.
  • 00:31:00.415 --> 00:31:01.950
  • - WELL THEY SAY THATTHE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF
  • 00:31:02.050 --> 00:31:05.320
  • DIVORCE IS UNMETEXPECTATIONS.
  • 00:31:05.420 --> 00:31:09.757
  • - YEAH.
  • 00:31:09.857 --> 00:31:11.826
  • - AS A MAN THINKS, SO ISHE, AS A MAN THINKS IN
  • 00:31:11.926 --> 00:31:14.228
  • HIS HEART SO IS HE.
  • 00:31:14.329 --> 00:31:15.797
  • - YOU KNOW WHAT'S FUNNYABOUT THAT IS, WE HAVE
  • 00:31:15.897 --> 00:31:19.767
  • EXPECTATIONS OF PEOPLETHAT THEY NEVER AGREED TO.
  • 00:31:19.867 --> 00:31:24.939
  • A LOT OF TIMES WE GROWUP PLANNING A WEDDING
  • 00:31:25.039 --> 00:31:29.944
  • WITHOUT A GROOM, ANDWE'RE JUST LOOKING FOR
  • 00:31:30.044 --> 00:31:33.147
  • SOMEBODY TO PLAY AROLE IN A SCRIPT
  • 00:31:33.247 --> 00:31:34.983
  • THAT WE ALREADY WROTE.
  • 00:31:35.083 --> 00:31:37.552
  • AND A LOT OF TIMES WESAY THE SAME THINGS
  • 00:31:37.652 --> 00:31:40.088
  • BUT WE MEAN DIFFERENTTHINGS BY THEM.
  • 00:31:40.188 --> 00:31:41.823
  • I LOVE YOU, YOU SAY ILOVE YOU BACK, THAT
  • 00:31:41.923 --> 00:31:44.359
  • DOESN'T MEAN WE MEANT THESAME THING BY I LOVE YOU.
  • 00:31:44.459 --> 00:31:47.795
  • MY WIFE AND I TALK ABOUTGOING ON VACATION, AND WE
  • 00:31:47.895 --> 00:31:50.932
  • BOTH GETTING EXCITED,WE'RE PACKING THE BAGS,
  • 00:31:51.032 --> 00:31:52.834
  • WE'RE GOING ON VACATION!WE'RE GETTING OUT OF HERE,
  • 00:31:52.934 --> 00:31:54.602
  • WE FEEL LIKE PEOPLEON A RUNAWAY!
  • 00:31:54.702 --> 00:31:56.471
  • WE'RE LAUGHING IN THE CAR,WE'RE GOING ON VACATION!
  • 00:31:56.571 --> 00:31:58.873
  • WE'RE ACTUALLY LEAVING!AND WE'RE SO EXCITED,
  • 00:31:58.973 --> 00:32:01.843
  • THE PLANE'S GOING UP IN THEAIR, WE'RE AWAY! WE'RE AWAY!
  • 00:32:01.943 --> 00:32:05.113
  • BUT WHEN WE GET ONVACATION, I DISCOVERED
  • 00:32:05.213 --> 00:32:07.482
  • THAT WHAT I HAD IN MINDAND WHAT SHE HAD IN MIND
  • 00:32:07.582 --> 00:32:09.584
  • WERE TWODIFFERENT THINGS.
  • 00:32:09.684 --> 00:32:11.552
  • EVIDENTLY YOU CANRELATE TO THIS.
  • 00:32:11.652 --> 00:32:15.289
  • EVIDENTLY YOU CANRELATE TO THIS.
  • 00:32:15.390 --> 00:32:17.125
  • WHAT I PACKED FOR ANDWHAT I EXPECTED AND WHAT
  • 00:32:17.225 --> 00:32:20.428
  • I WAS UP FOR WHEN WE GOTON VACATION IS TOTALLY
  • 00:32:20.528 --> 00:32:23.731
  • DIFFERENT FOR HER.
  • 00:32:23.831 --> 00:32:24.966
  • HER IDEA OF A GREATVACATION IS NOT WEARING
  • 00:32:25.066 --> 00:32:27.568
  • MAKEUP, I DON'T HAVE TOGET UP IN ANY PARTICULAR
  • 00:32:27.668 --> 00:32:30.805
  • TIME, I CAN SLEEP LATE.
  • 00:32:30.905 --> 00:32:33.041
  • SO THERE SHE IS IN THEBED AND THERE I AM
  • 00:32:33.141 --> 00:32:36.878
  • SITTING AT THE BEDROLLING MY EYES AT HER
  • 00:32:36.978 --> 00:32:38.846
  • THINKING I THOUGHT THISWAS GONNA BE A VACATION,
  • 00:32:38.946 --> 00:32:41.649
  • OKAY? THIS IS NOT A VACATION.
  • 00:32:41.749 --> 00:32:44.185
  • YOU COULD HAVE STAYED INTHE BED AT THE HOUSE.
  • 00:32:44.285 --> 00:32:47.255
  • AND I'M TOTALLYFRUSTRATED.
  • 00:32:47.355 --> 00:32:49.290
  • EVEN THOUGH WE USE THESAME WORDS, WE EXPECTED
  • 00:32:49.390 --> 00:32:51.826
  • TWO DIFFERENT THINGS, ANDSO WHEN YOU START TALKING
  • 00:32:51.926 --> 00:32:55.730
  • ABOUT DISAPPOINTMENT,DISAPPOINTMENT BEGINS
  • 00:32:55.830 --> 00:32:58.833
  • WITH THE EXPECTATION THATWASN'T COMMUNICATED AND
  • 00:32:58.933 --> 00:33:03.337
  • YOU BROUGHT ME IN TO PLAYA ROLE THAT I NEVER
  • 00:33:03.438 --> 00:33:06.274
  • GOT TO READ THE SCRIPT.
  • 00:33:06.374 --> 00:33:09.143
  • AND IF I DIDN'T SIGN OFFON THE SCRIPT, YOU HAVE
  • 00:33:09.243 --> 00:33:12.780
  • TO FORGIVE ME IF I DON'TPLAY THE ROLE WELL.
  • 00:33:12.880 --> 00:33:15.983
  • IT TAKES YOU YEARS TOFIGURE OUT WHAT YOU
  • 00:33:16.084 --> 00:33:18.753
  • MEANT BY "I LOVE YOU"AND WHAT I MEANT BY
  • 00:33:18.853 --> 00:33:21.155
  • "I WANT YOU TO BE MY WIFE."
  • 00:33:21.255 --> 00:33:23.958
  • WHAT WIFE MEANS TO ME HASSOMETHING TO DO WITH WHAT
  • 00:33:24.058 --> 00:33:27.895
  • MY MOTHER SHOWED ME, WHATI DO OR DO NOT LIKE ABOUT
  • 00:33:27.995 --> 00:33:31.833
  • THAT. WHAT WIFE MEANS TOME HAS A LOT TO DO WITH
  • 00:33:31.933 --> 00:33:35.636
  • WHAT THEY WERE SHOWINGON TV DURING THE TIME.
  • 00:33:35.736 --> 00:33:38.606
  • IT HAS CHANGED IN THELAST 20 YEARS WHAT IT
  • 00:33:38.706 --> 00:33:41.976
  • MEANS TO BE A WIFE.
  • 00:33:42.076 --> 00:33:44.612
  • SO WORDS DON'T ENSURERESULTS BECAUSE WORDS
  • 00:33:44.712 --> 00:33:49.417
  • REQUIRE IMAGES, ANDI WISH WE COULD SEE
  • 00:33:49.517 --> 00:33:52.153
  • PICTURES RATHER THANWORDS BECAUSE THE
  • 00:33:52.253 --> 00:33:55.189
  • PICTURES ARE TRUE TO THEVISION YOU HAVE IN MIND,
  • 00:33:55.289 --> 00:33:59.527
  • AND THE WORD ALWAYS FALLSSHORT OF THE VISION.
  • 00:33:59.627 --> 00:34:02.697
  • DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?
  • 00:34:02.797 --> 00:34:05.066
  • - YEAH, HAVE YOU EVERPRODUCED A MOVIE AT ALL?
  • 00:34:05.166 --> 00:34:07.301
  • HAVE YOU EVER DONE THAT?
  • 00:34:07.401 --> 00:34:08.603
  • YOU'VE DONE ALITTLE BIT OF THAT.
  • 00:34:08.703 --> 00:34:09.971
  • SO YOU JUST FIXEDTHAT ONE THING.
  • 00:34:10.071 --> 00:34:15.309
  • THE QUESTION WAS LET'SUSE AN EXAMPLE AS A
  • 00:34:15.409 --> 00:34:18.146
  • DIVORCE, YOU CAN DO ITRIGHT, YOU DO IT WRONG,
  • 00:34:18.246 --> 00:34:21.382
  • HOW DO YOU DO IT RIGHT?
  • 00:34:21.482 --> 00:34:22.617
  • YOU DO IT RIGHT BYLETTING GO OF THE FACT
  • 00:34:22.717 --> 00:34:25.753
  • YOU'VE GOT TO SEPARATETHE PERSON THAT LEFT YOU
  • 00:34:25.853 --> 00:34:28.656
  • WITH THE PRECONCEIVEDIDEA THAT YOU HAD IN YOUR
  • 00:34:28.756 --> 00:34:32.593
  • MIND, AND AS SOON AS YOUCAN SEPARATE THOSE TWO,
  • 00:34:32.693 --> 00:34:35.196
  • YOU CAN MOVE ON.
  • 00:34:35.296 --> 00:34:36.931
  • SOMEONE THAT'S STUCK INBITTERNESS, LET'S DO A
  • 00:34:37.031 --> 00:34:40.568
  • HARD ONE, THELOSS OF A CHILD.
  • 00:34:40.668 --> 00:34:43.871
  • YOU'VE GOT SOMEBODY STUCKAND THEY'RE JUST BITTER
  • 00:34:43.971 --> 00:34:46.474
  • AND ANGRY AT EVERYONEAND EVERYTHING.
  • 00:34:46.574 --> 00:34:48.509
  • WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THEM?
  • 00:34:48.609 --> 00:34:50.244
  • - FIRST OF ALL, INEVER LOST A CHILD.
  • 00:34:50.344 --> 00:34:51.746
  • I WON'T SAY THAT I HAVE.I GRIEVE WITH YOU.
  • 00:34:51.846 --> 00:34:55.650
  • I CANNOT IMAGINE THEINEXTRICABLE PAIN THAT
  • 00:34:55.750 --> 00:34:59.654
  • YOU MUST BEGOING THROUGH.
  • 00:34:59.754 --> 00:35:01.522
  • I RESPECT THAT PAIN.
  • 00:35:01.622 --> 00:35:03.958
  • I LOVE MY CHILDREN.
  • 00:35:04.058 --> 00:35:05.660
  • I CANNOT IMAGINE ONEMOMENT BREATHING.
  • 00:35:05.760 --> 00:35:08.896
  • I WOULD BE SO DISAPPOINTEDIF I OUTLIVED THEM.
  • 00:35:08.996 --> 00:35:12.400
  • AND MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU.
  • 00:35:12.500 --> 00:35:15.369
  • BUT I ALSO WANT YOU TOMANAGE THAT WITH THE
  • 00:35:15.469 --> 00:35:18.806
  • REALITY THAT SOMEBODYNEVER HAD A CHILD AT ALL.
  • 00:35:18.906 --> 00:35:24.245
  • NEVER GOT TO PUT A DIAPERON THEM, NEVER GOT TO
  • 00:35:24.345 --> 00:35:26.814
  • BURP THEM, NEVER GOTTO HEAR THEM SAY MAMA.
  • 00:35:26.914 --> 00:35:31.219
  • NEVER GOT TO TAKE APICTURE OF THEIR FIRST STEP.
  • 00:35:31.319 --> 00:35:35.756
  • AND EVEN THOUGH YOUDIDN'T GET TO HAVE THEM
  • 00:35:35.856 --> 00:35:37.258
  • AS LONG AS WHAT YOU HADIN MIND OR SEE ALL THE
  • 00:35:37.358 --> 00:35:40.494
  • GREAT MOMENTS IN FRONT OFTHEM THAT YOU NEVER GOT TO SEE,
  • 00:35:40.595 --> 00:35:46.367
  • AT LEAST YOU GOT TO TOUCHTHEM AND TO SMELL THEM AND
  • 00:35:46.467 --> 00:35:48.469
  • TO HOLD THEM AND TO HAVETHEM AND TO KNOW THAT FOR
  • 00:35:48.569 --> 00:35:53.074
  • THOSE BRIEF MOMENTS THATTHEY WERE IN THE WORLD, YOU
  • 00:35:53.174 --> 00:35:55.576
  • MADE THEIR WORLDTHE WORLD IT WAS.
  • 00:35:55.676 --> 00:35:59.780
  • AND IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN,YOU'LL SEE THEM AGAIN.
  • 00:35:59.880 --> 00:36:05.620
  • UNTIL THEN, MAY THE MEMORIESAND THE MOMENTS AND THE
  • 00:36:05.720 --> 00:36:09.557
  • LOVING AND THE TOUCHINGAND THE LAUGHING AND THE
  • 00:36:09.657 --> 00:36:13.194
  • STUMBLING AND THE TOYS LEFTON THE FLOOR BE THE FRIENDS
  • 00:36:13.294 --> 00:36:19.600
  • THAT COMFORT YOU BECAUSE YOUARE AN EXCEPTIONAL WOMAN OR
  • 00:36:19.700 --> 00:36:23.904
  • MAN TO HAVE HAD ANEXPERIENCE THAT OTHER WOMEN
  • 00:36:24.005 --> 00:36:28.209
  • ARE PRAYING FOR AND HAVENEVER HAD A CHILD AT ALL.
  • 00:36:28.309 --> 00:36:36.250
  • - THERE IS A WHOLEBUNCH OF PEOPLE.
  • 00:36:36.350 --> 00:36:40.488
  • LET'S USE THE ISSUE AT HAND,TODAY'S SEASON THAT WE'RE IN
  • 00:36:40.588 --> 00:36:50.865
  • HAS TO DO WITH RACIALRECONCILIATION, OR HOPEFULLY
  • 00:36:50.965 --> 00:36:55.770
  • GETTING TO THAT POINT,THAT'S A CRUSHING.
  • 00:36:55.870 --> 00:37:00.541
  • THE COVID IS A CRUSHING.
  • 00:37:00.641 --> 00:37:04.111
  • AND THERE COULD BE SOMEBODYTHAT IS THINKING ALL OF
  • 00:37:04.211 --> 00:37:07.615
  • THESE POLITICIANS THAT ARETELLING ME WHAT TO DO AND
  • 00:37:07.715 --> 00:37:10.217
  • HOW TO DO AND ALL OF THIS,AND THEY ARE SO
  • 00:37:10.318 --> 00:37:12.687
  • ANGRY AND PUT OFF.
  • 00:37:12.787 --> 00:37:14.288
  • HOW DO WE GET OUT OF THAT TOBECOME WINE INSTEAD
  • 00:37:14.388 --> 00:37:19.760
  • OF JUST CRUSHED GRAPES?
  • 00:37:19.860 --> 00:37:22.697
  • - YOU KNOW, I HAD BACKSURGERY SEVERAL YEARS AGO.
  • 00:37:22.797 --> 00:37:27.201
  • BETWEEN L4 AND L5, THEY ITA LAMINECTOMY, CUT INTO MY
  • 00:37:27.301 --> 00:37:31.739
  • SPINE FOUR INCHES DEEP.
  • 00:37:31.839 --> 00:37:35.042
  • IT WAS WEEKS BEFORE I COULDWALK, AND EVEN
  • 00:37:35.142 --> 00:37:37.978
  • THEN, IT WAS HARD.
  • 00:37:38.079 --> 00:37:41.015
  • I NEVER WOULD HAVE GONE TOAMERICA ASKING THEM TO DO
  • 00:37:41.115 --> 00:37:43.317
  • THAT SURGERY.
  • 00:37:43.417 --> 00:37:48.155
  • I WOULDN'T HAVE BEGUN TO MYSENATOR OR EVEN MY PRESIDENT
  • 00:37:48.255 --> 00:37:50.958
  • AND ASKED HIM TOOPERATE ON MY SPINE.
  • 00:37:51.058 --> 00:37:54.895
  • IF WE LET THE PEOPLE WHO AREGOOD AT WHAT THEY DO DO WHAT
  • 00:37:54.995 --> 00:37:57.431
  • THEY DO AND RESPECT THEMFOR WHAT THEY DO WITHOUT
  • 00:37:57.531 --> 00:38:00.868
  • ALLOWING OTHER PEOPLE TO GETINTO A CONVERSATION WHO ARE
  • 00:38:00.968 --> 00:38:03.437
  • NOT QUALIFIED TO HAVE ANOPINION, EVERYTHING
  • 00:38:03.537 --> 00:38:07.641
  • WOULD BE SO MUCH SIMPLER.
  • 00:38:07.742 --> 00:38:10.411
  • WHEN IT COME TO OUR HEALTHAND OUR WELL BEING, WE DON'T
  • 00:38:10.511 --> 00:38:13.948
  • GO TO A BARBER WHENOUR TOOTH IS HURTING.
  • 00:38:14.048 --> 00:38:17.017
  • IF WE CAN GET THINGS INTHE RIGHT COLUMN AND STOP
  • 00:38:17.118 --> 00:38:20.388
  • ALLOWING PEOPLE TO SELL USBEACH FRONT PROPERTY IN
  • 00:38:20.488 --> 00:38:22.323
  • ARIZONA AND JUST GO TO THEPEOPLE WHEN DO WHAT THEY DO.
  • 00:38:22.423 --> 00:38:27.194
  • AND THEY'RE NOT PERFECT, ANDTHEY'RE NOT ALWAYS RIGHT,
  • 00:38:27.294 --> 00:38:29.497
  • AND THEY DON'T ALWAYS HAVEIT TOGETHER, BUT OF WHAT WE
  • 00:38:29.597 --> 00:38:32.733
  • GOT TO WORK WITH, IF I'MGOING TO HAVE A TOOTH PULLED,
  • 00:38:32.833 --> 00:38:35.936
  • I'D LIKE FOR YOUTO BE A DENTIST.
  • 00:38:36.036 --> 00:38:39.006
  • AS SIMPLE AS A TOOTH, AND IFI'M GOING TO GET MY HAIRCUT,
  • 00:38:39.106 --> 00:38:42.343
  • I'D LIKE FOR YOUTO BE A BARBER.
  • 00:38:42.443 --> 00:38:44.145
  • SO HOW MUCH MORE IN APANDEMIC DO WE WANT TO HEAR
  • 00:38:44.245 --> 00:38:48.649
  • FROM THE BEST OF THE BESTAND THEN MAKE THE DECISIONS
  • 00:38:48.749 --> 00:38:51.719
  • THAT WE NEED TO MAKE TO BESTPROTECT OUR LOVED
  • 00:38:51.819 --> 00:38:54.655
  • ONES AND OUR FAMILY.
  • 00:38:54.755 --> 00:38:56.891
  • AND I THINK THAT'S THEBEGINNING -- IN THE ABSENCE
  • 00:38:56.991 --> 00:38:59.994
  • OF TRUTH -- I CAN'T REMEMBERWHAT YOU CALL IT, BUT IN
  • 00:39:00.094 --> 00:39:03.464
  • GEOMETRY CLASS WHEN WE WEREIN LIKE JR. HIGH SCHOOL,
  • 00:39:03.564 --> 00:39:06.967
  • THOSE LITTLE METAL THINGSTHAT YOU PUT DOWN, AND YOU
  • 00:39:07.067 --> 00:39:09.537
  • DRAW A CIRCLE, YOU KNOWWHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?
  • 00:39:09.637 --> 00:39:11.872
  • YOU COULD MAKE THECIRCLE LARGE OR SMALL.
  • 00:39:11.972 --> 00:39:16.410
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGWASN'T THE SIZE OF THE
  • 00:39:16.510 --> 00:39:19.046
  • CIRCLE, IT WAS THESTEADINESS OF THE POINT.
  • 00:39:19.146 --> 00:39:22.917
  • IF THE POINT WAS RIGHT, THECIRCLE WOULD
  • 00:39:23.017 --> 00:39:24.552
  • DEFINITELY BE RIGHT.
  • 00:39:24.652 --> 00:39:26.454
  • YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO BETALENTED TO MAKE THE CIRCLE
  • 00:39:26.554 --> 00:39:28.122
  • IF YOU GOT THE POINT RIGHT.
  • 00:39:28.222 --> 00:39:29.723
  • THAT POINT IS TRUTH.
  • 00:39:29.824 --> 00:39:32.326
  • TRUTH HOLDS US TO APARAMETER TO CREATE
  • 00:39:32.426 --> 00:39:35.896
  • A CIRCLE THAT'S SAFE.
  • 00:39:35.996 --> 00:39:38.699
  • WE HAVE LOST THATTRUTH, OF WHAT IS TRUE.
  • 00:39:38.799 --> 00:39:43.337
  • WE DON'T BELIEVEIN ANYTHING.
  • 00:39:43.437 --> 00:39:45.473
  • WE DON'T BELIEVE IN ANYBODY.
  • 00:39:45.573 --> 00:39:47.408
  • WE DON'T TRUST ANYONE, ANDIF ANYBODY SAYS ANYTHING,
  • 00:39:47.508 --> 00:39:50.311
  • THEN THERE'S SOMEBODY WHOCOMES UP AND RETALIATES WITH
  • 00:39:50.411 --> 00:39:53.113
  • SOME PROPAGANDA TO CREATE AMYTH THAT MOVES THE POINT,
  • 00:39:53.214 --> 00:39:56.817
  • AND THE CIRCLE IS BROKEN.
  • 00:39:56.917 --> 00:39:59.720
  • WE'VE GOT TO GET BACK TO AFEW ABSOLUTE TRUTHS THAT
  • 00:39:59.820 --> 00:40:02.723
  • HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITHBEING DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN
  • 00:40:02.823 --> 00:40:05.326
  • OR MILLENNIAL OR BOOMEROR BLACK OR WHITE.
  • 00:40:05.426 --> 00:40:09.330
  • TWO PLUS TWO IS FOUR INAFRICA, IN SAIGON,
  • 00:40:09.430 --> 00:40:14.568
  • IN ITALY, IN CANADA.
  • 00:40:14.668 --> 00:40:16.937
  • TRUTH IS ABSOLUTE.
  • 00:40:17.037 --> 00:40:19.039
  • THAT'S WHY, WHEN JESUS CAME,THE BIBLE SAYS, "WE BEHELD
  • 00:40:19.139 --> 00:40:21.809
  • THE WONDER OF HIS GLORY, THEONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER
  • 00:40:21.909 --> 00:40:24.411
  • FULL OF TRUTH AND GRACE." IFYOU DON'T HAVE A TRUTH,
  • 00:40:24.512 --> 00:40:31.352
  • THEN YOU CAN'T HAVE A GRACE.
  • 00:40:31.452 --> 00:40:33.921
  • SO I THINK WHAT WE REALLYNEED TODAY IS TO GET AWAY
  • 00:40:34.021 --> 00:40:37.358
  • FROM ALL THE NOISE OFALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE
  • 00:40:37.458 --> 00:40:39.560
  • CAMPAIGNING FOR US TO PICK ASIDE, AND INSTEAD OF SIDING
  • 00:40:39.660 --> 00:40:44.198
  • WITH WHICH ONE OF THEM WE'REGOING TO GO WITH, WE NEED TO
  • 00:40:44.298 --> 00:40:47.401
  • MAKE THEM SIDE WITH US ANDGET A TRUTH THAT WE DIG DOWN
  • 00:40:47.501 --> 00:40:52.940
  • IN THE GROUND ANDSAY, THIS IS TRUE.
  • 00:40:53.040 --> 00:40:55.376
  • THIS IS SOLID, ANDEVERYTHING ELSE THAT'S GOING
  • 00:40:55.476 --> 00:40:57.778
  • TO GO AROUND IT IS GOING TOGO AROUND THIS TRUTH THAT I
  • 00:40:57.878 --> 00:41:00.614
  • FIND TO BE ANABSOLUTE IN MY LIFE.
  • 00:41:00.714 --> 00:41:03.083
  • - "CRUSHING", T.D. JAKES,IS PROPHETIC.
  • 00:41:03.183 --> 00:41:07.154
  • IT IS A PROPHETICALLYTIMED BOOK.
  • 00:41:07.254 --> 00:41:10.991
  • IT IS IN ITS SEASON.
  • 00:41:11.091 --> 00:41:12.593
  • IT IS IN THE RIGHT SEASON,AND WHEN YOU USE ALL THE
  • 00:41:12.693 --> 00:41:16.630
  • ANALOGY OF THIS KIND OFGRAPES AND WINE -- BY THE
  • 00:41:16.730 --> 00:41:19.066
  • WAY, DO YOU HAVE A LITTLEGLASS OF WINE EVERY
  • 00:41:19.166 --> 00:41:21.335
  • ONCE IN A WHILE?
  • 00:41:21.435 --> 00:41:22.937
  • - WHEN I'M TRYINGTO GO TO SLEEP.
  • 00:41:23.037 --> 00:41:25.506
  • THAT'S ALL IT DOES TO MEIS MAKE ME SLEEPY, YEAH.
  • 00:41:25.606 --> 00:41:29.276
  • - I REMEMBER YOU AND SERITAAND LAURIE AND I HAD DINNER
  • 00:41:29.376 --> 00:41:32.846
  • ONE TIME WITH COLIN POWELL,GENERAL COLIN POWELL, WAY
  • 00:41:32.947 --> 00:41:36.050
  • BACK IN THE DAY, AND I WASJUST MAKING SURE THAT YOU
  • 00:41:36.150 --> 00:41:41.355
  • DIDN'T ORDER WINE AND ALLOF THAT KIND OF STUFF.
  • 00:41:41.455 --> 00:41:43.624
  • [LAUGHTER]
  • 00:41:43.724 --> 00:41:45.659
  • - NO.- LET'S MAKE WINE.
  • 00:41:45.759 --> 00:41:47.995
  • - LET'S HAVE SPARKINGWATER WITH A LIME.
  • 00:41:48.095 --> 00:41:50.197
  • - NO ONE THINKS HOWMUCH BLOOD IT COSTS.
  • 00:41:50.297 --> 00:41:52.800
  • - YEAH. YOU KNOW, THAT PHRASEMEANS A WHOLE LOT TO ME BECAUSE
  • 00:41:52.900 --> 00:42:00.674
  • EVEN IN THE COST OF BEINGYOU, NO ONE THINKS OF HOW
  • 00:42:00.774 --> 00:42:06.614
  • MUCH BLOOD IT COSTS.
  • 00:42:06.714 --> 00:42:09.316
  • YOUR GRANDKIDS WILL GRABYOUR LEGS, YOUR WIFE WILL
  • 00:42:09.416 --> 00:42:12.119
  • HOLD YOUR ARMS AND NOBODYWILL KNOW WHAT IT COSTS YOU,
  • 00:42:12.219 --> 00:42:17.024
  • TO BE THE HAND THEY HELD.
  • 00:42:17.124 --> 00:42:19.860
  • NOBODY KNOWS THE BLOOD ITCOSTS TO BE WHO WE ARE.
  • 00:42:19.960 --> 00:42:25.165
  • WHETHER OUR MOTHER TERESA ORANNIE LEE JOHNSON, IT COSTS
  • 00:42:25.265 --> 00:42:31.138
  • YOU SOMETHING TO BETHERE FOR ANYBODY.
  • 00:42:31.238 --> 00:42:36.644
  • IT COSTS YOU SOMETHING ITBE THE WOMAN YOU ARE, AND
  • 00:42:36.744 --> 00:42:41.048
  • NOBODY KNOWS WHAT IT COSTS.
  • 00:42:41.148 --> 00:42:43.517
  • AND SO YOU WILL ALWAYS BEJUDGED AND UNDER-VALUED AND
  • 00:42:43.617 --> 00:42:46.820
  • UNDER-APPRECIATED BY THOSETROLLS WHO HIT YOU UP ON
  • 00:42:46.920 --> 00:42:50.991
  • INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER ANDFACEBOOK AND SAY THE MOST
  • 00:42:51.091 --> 00:42:53.794
  • RIDICULOUS THINGS OUT OFJEALOUSY OR ENVY OR STRIFE,
  • 00:42:53.894 --> 00:42:58.832
  • AND THEY DON'T KNOW THATTHEY'RE WRITING FROM ONE
  • 00:42:58.932 --> 00:43:02.202
  • SUFFERER TO ANOTHER ONE.
  • 00:43:02.302 --> 00:43:05.539
  • IT COSTS ALL OF USSOMETHING; NOT JUST THE
  • 00:43:05.639 --> 00:43:09.043
  • SUCCESSFUL, THE DROWN TRODDEN,THE PERSON, THE SINGLE
  • 00:43:09.143 --> 00:43:11.812
  • MOTHER HAS GOT THREEKIDS LEFT ALONE IN A TWO BED
  • 00:43:11.912 --> 00:43:14.581
  • ROOM APARTMENT, AND YOU'REWORKING TWO
  • 00:43:14.682 --> 00:43:16.517
  • JOBS MAKING MINIMUM WAGE.
  • 00:43:16.617 --> 00:43:18.686
  • NOBODY KNOWS THAT YOU'RESTANDING THERE SMILING AT A
  • 00:43:18.786 --> 00:43:21.488
  • CHECK OUT COUNTER, AND YOURFEET ARE HURTING, AND YOUR
  • 00:43:21.588 --> 00:43:23.791
  • BACK IS ACHING, AND YOUR KIDARE WAITING ON YOU WHEN YOU
  • 00:43:23.891 --> 00:43:26.026
  • GET HOME, AND YOU ARE TIREDAND EXHAUSTED AND AT THE END
  • 00:43:26.126 --> 00:43:29.530
  • OF THE YOUR ROPE; THE PERSONWHO GOES AND TREATS PERSON
  • 00:43:29.630 --> 00:43:33.467
  • AFTER PERSON AND WALKS UPAND DOWN THE AISLES IN THE
  • 00:43:33.567 --> 00:43:36.236
  • HOSPITAL MEDICATING NOT JUSTTHE NICE BUT THE MEAN PEOPLE
  • 00:43:36.336 --> 00:43:39.673
  • AND THE RUDE PEOPLE ANDTHE OBNOXIOUS PEOPLE.
  • 00:43:39.773 --> 00:43:42.976
  • AND AS YOU'RE PUTTING YOURLIFE IN DANGER FOR SOMEBODY
  • 00:43:43.077 --> 00:43:46.080
  • WHO DOESN'T EVEN SEEM TOAPPRECIATE YOU, NOBODY KNOWS
  • 00:43:46.180 --> 00:43:49.283
  • THE BLOOD THAT IT COSTSFOR YOU TO BE WHO YOU ARE.
  • 00:43:49.383 --> 00:43:53.387
  • AND WHEN I WRITE THE"CRUSHING", I WRITE TO EVERY
  • 00:43:53.487 --> 00:43:56.056
  • PERSON WHO EVER GAVE UP SOMEOF THEMSELVES FOR SOMEBODY
  • 00:43:56.156 --> 00:43:58.559
  • ELSE, AND NOBODYEVER EVEN RECOGNIZED.
  • 00:43:58.659 --> 00:44:04.031
  • NO AWARDS, NO TROPHIES,NO GRAMMYS, NO EMMYS, NO
  • 00:44:04.131 --> 00:44:08.268
  • PULITZERS, NO NEWYORK TIMES FEATURE.
  • 00:44:08.368 --> 00:44:13.273
  • ONLY GOD KNOWS HOW MUCH YOUWERE CRUSHED TO MAKE THE
  • 00:44:13.373 --> 00:44:18.879
  • WINE THAT YOU HAVE BECOME.
  • 00:44:18.979 --> 00:44:22.883
  • BUT WHEN I SMELL IT, AND ITASTE IT, I CAN KNOW THAT IT'S
  • 00:44:22.983 --> 00:44:25.319
  • BEEN THROUGH SOMETHING, ANDEXPERIENCE CANNOT BE FAKED.
  • 00:44:25.419 --> 00:44:30.124
  • THAT'S THE KIND OF THINGTHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.
  • 00:44:30.224 --> 00:44:34.962
  • - IT FEELS LIKE THERE ISA TRUTH THAT I'M SEEING
  • 00:44:35.062 --> 00:44:42.636
  • CLEARER BECAUSE OF THIS,THAT GOD IS LOOKING FOR --
  • 00:44:42.736 --> 00:44:51.545
  • LET'S SAY IT THIS WAY.
  • 00:44:51.645 --> 00:44:54.047
  • HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOUHAVE FAITH
  • 00:44:54.148 --> 00:44:56.016
  • UNTIL IT'S CALLED UPON?
  • 00:44:56.116 --> 00:44:59.319
  • - I'M LAUGHING, YOU'REIN MY BIBLE CLASS.
  • 00:44:59.419 --> 00:45:03.157
  • YOU'RE IN MY BIBLE CLASS. YOUKNOW WHAT? OH, MY GOSH.
  • 00:45:03.257 --> 00:45:06.360
  • I'M GOING CRAZY RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:45:06.460 --> 00:45:08.061
  • I'M GOING CRAZY OVER HERE INTHIS CHAIR IN FRONT OF GOD
  • 00:45:08.162 --> 00:45:10.430
  • AND EVERYBODY BECAUSE I JUSTTAUGHT A BIBLE CLASS ABOUT
  • 00:45:10.531 --> 00:45:14.501
  • FAITH AND FEAR AND HOWTHEY WORK TOGETHER AND HOW
  • 00:45:14.601 --> 00:45:16.970
  • CHRISTIANS TAKE THESCRIPTURE, "GOD HAS NOT
  • 00:45:17.070 --> 00:45:20.174
  • GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR"TO MEAN THAT GOD HAS NOT
  • 00:45:20.274 --> 00:45:22.676
  • GIVEN US FEAR.
  • 00:45:22.776 --> 00:45:24.344
  • FEAR IS A FAVOR IFYOU'RE IN THE JUNGLE.
  • 00:45:24.444 --> 00:45:26.947
  • FEAR IS A FAVOR IF YOU'RESTANDING ON THE
  • 00:45:27.047 --> 00:45:28.649
  • EDGE OF A CLIFF.
  • 00:45:28.749 --> 00:45:30.317
  • FEAR IS A FAVOR IFYOU'RE ABOUT TO
  • 00:45:30.417 --> 00:45:31.718
  • DIVE INTO THE OCEAN.
  • 00:45:31.819 --> 00:45:33.487
  • THE FEAR WARNS YOU OF WHATIS WISE AND WHAT'S NOT WISE.
  • 00:45:33.587 --> 00:45:36.523
  • IT'S AN EMOTIONTHAT WE NEED.
  • 00:45:36.623 --> 00:45:38.926
  • FAITH OPERATESIN SPITE OF FEAR.
  • 00:45:39.026 --> 00:45:42.796
  • PEOPLE WHO HAVE FAITH DON'THAVE FAITH BECAUSE THEY HAVE
  • 00:45:42.896 --> 00:45:45.899
  • NO FEAR, BUT THE FAITH RISESUP AND TAKES THE WHEEL OF
  • 00:45:45.999 --> 00:45:48.969
  • THE CAR AND SAYS, FEAR,GET IF THE BACK SEAT.
  • 00:45:49.069 --> 00:45:50.637
  • WE'RE GOING SOMEWHERE.
  • 00:45:50.737 --> 00:45:52.472
  • - COME ON NOW.- YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?
  • 00:45:52.573 --> 00:45:54.775
  • AND WHEN BROUGHT THAT UP --EXCUSE ME Y'ALL, I'M HAVING
  • 00:45:54.875 --> 00:45:57.978
  • A MOMENT OVER HERE BECAUSEHE JUST GAVE ME SUCH
  • 00:45:58.078 --> 00:45:59.980
  • CONFIRMATION TO MY BIBLECLASS BECAUSE -- WHAT GOT ME
  • 00:46:00.080 --> 00:46:04.351
  • WAS THROUGH FAITH NOR BEINGWARNED OF GOD OF THINGS NOT
  • 00:46:04.451 --> 00:46:10.791
  • YET SEEN, MOVE WITH FEAR.
  • 00:46:10.891 --> 00:46:14.561
  • THROUGH FAITH AND YET MOVEWITH FEAR, FAITH,
  • 00:46:14.661 --> 00:46:17.631
  • FEAR, FAITH, FEAR.
  • 00:46:17.731 --> 00:46:19.299
  • AND I STARTED DEBATING THATIN MY HEAD, AND I JUST
  • 00:46:19.399 --> 00:46:21.668
  • TAUGHT A BIBLECLASS ABOUT IT.
  • 00:46:21.768 --> 00:46:24.071
  • PEOPLE THINK YOUR LIFEIS A STRAIGHT LINE.
  • 00:46:24.171 --> 00:46:27.541
  • IT'S NOT A STRAIGHT LINE UP,AND IT'S NOT A
  • 00:46:27.641 --> 00:46:29.476
  • STRAIGHT LINE DOWN.
  • 00:46:29.576 --> 00:46:31.078
  • IT'S CURVES AND TWISTSAND ROCKS AND RIDGES, AND
  • 00:46:31.178 --> 00:46:33.680
  • BRANCHES ARE FLUNG ACROSS,AND CREEKS YOU GOT WET IN TO
  • 00:46:33.780 --> 00:46:37.951
  • GET TO WHERE YOU ARE.
  • 00:46:38.051 --> 00:46:39.686
  • IT'S NEVER JUST A SMOOTHRIDE WITHOUT DENTS AND
  • 00:46:39.786 --> 00:46:44.191
  • CRACKS AND DISCREPANCIES ANDDYSFUNCTIONS ALONG THE WAY.
  • 00:46:44.291 --> 00:46:49.796
  • I NEVER WILL FORGET WHEN IHAD THE FINAL MEETING WITH
  • 00:46:49.897 --> 00:46:52.266
  • MY DOCTORS, AND MY MOTHERWAS DYING OF ALZHEIMER'S,
  • 00:46:52.366 --> 00:46:56.737
  • AND WE HAD TO MAKE ADECISION TO DISCONNECT HER
  • 00:46:56.837 --> 00:46:58.739
  • FROM LIFE SUPPORT.
  • 00:46:58.839 --> 00:47:00.674
  • AND I LISTENED TO ALL THATTHEY SAID, AND WHEN I
  • 00:47:00.774 --> 00:47:04.177
  • FINALLY MADE THE DECISION,MY SON LOOKED AT ME,
  • 00:47:04.278 --> 00:47:07.114
  • AND HE SAID, OH, DADDY,YOU'RE SO STRONG.
  • 00:47:07.214 --> 00:47:10.384
  • AND I SWEAR, I HAVE NEVERFELT SO WEAK IN
  • 00:47:10.484 --> 00:47:14.388
  • ALL OF MY LIFE.
  • 00:47:14.488 --> 00:47:16.490
  • WHAT COME ACROSS TO OTHERPEOPLE AS STRENGTH ONLY
  • 00:47:16.590 --> 00:47:19.526
  • LOOKS LIKE STRENGTH BECAUSETHEY DON'T SEE THE BLEEDING
  • 00:47:19.626 --> 00:47:22.729
  • THAT GOES ON IN YOUR SOUL,AND I WILL BLEED THE NEXT 20
  • 00:47:22.829 --> 00:47:26.366
  • YEARS OF MY LIFE, THE NEXT20 YEARS OF MY LIFE, AT A
  • 00:47:26.466 --> 00:47:31.405
  • MOMENT THAT HE'S LOOKING UP ATME THINKING I'M THE HULK OR
  • 00:47:31.505 --> 00:47:34.975
  • SOMEBODY LIKE THAT.
  • 00:47:35.075 --> 00:47:36.743
  • FAITH RISES UP IN SPITE OFFEELINGS, AND IT DOES WHAT
  • 00:47:36.843 --> 00:47:39.780
  • IT HAS TO DO, AND ITRESPONDS TO LIFE HOWEVER
  • 00:47:39.880 --> 00:47:43.583
  • LIFE GOES AT IT.
  • 00:47:43.684 --> 00:47:45.719
  • AND YOU DON'T GET TOPICK WHAT GOES AT YOU.
  • 00:47:45.819 --> 00:47:48.188
  • YOU JUST HAVE TO RESPOND THEBEST WAY YOU CAN AND MAKE IT
  • 00:47:48.288 --> 00:47:51.692
  • THROUGH THIS WORLD.
  • 00:47:51.792 --> 00:47:53.593
  • I WROTE "CRUSHING" THATWE MIGHT HAVE FELLOWSHIP.
  • 00:47:53.694 --> 00:47:55.462
  • MY SISTER SAYS CHRISTIANITYIS TELLING ONE BEGGAR
  • 00:47:55.562 --> 00:47:58.165
  • WHERE ANOTHER BEGGARFOUND THE BREAD.
  • 00:47:58.265 --> 00:48:00.267
  • AND I WROTE "CRUSHING" TOEVERY PERSON WHO'S EVER
  • 00:48:00.367 --> 00:48:02.469
  • SUFFERED ANYTHING, ANY TIME,ANYWHERE IN YOUR LIFE, EVEN
  • 00:48:02.569 --> 00:48:06.039
  • IF IT WASN'T PHYSICAL, EVENIF IT WAS EMOTIONAL, EVEN IF
  • 00:48:06.139 --> 00:48:09.309
  • IT WAS PSYCHOLOGICAL, EVENIF IT WAS ATTITUDINAL, EVEN
  • 00:48:09.409 --> 00:48:13.213
  • IF IT WAS MINISTERIAL.
  • 00:48:13.313 --> 00:48:14.915
  • I WROTE "CRUSHING"TO SAY I FEEL YOU. I GOT YOU.
  • 00:48:15.015 --> 00:48:19.586
  • I UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT THEREIS GOING TO BE SOMETHING
  • 00:48:19.686 --> 00:48:23.156
  • BEYOND THAT, THAT IF YOU PUTYOUR TIME IN, AS THE OLD
  • 00:48:23.256 --> 00:48:26.994
  • FOLKS SAID, PAY DAY ISCOMING AFTER WHILE. YEAH.
  • 00:48:27.094 --> 00:48:33.500
  • - I HEARD A DEFINITION OFLOVING GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR
  • 00:48:33.600 --> 00:48:39.039
  • HEART IS DWELLING ON HISLOVE FOR YOU AND US.
  • 00:48:39.139 --> 00:48:44.478
  • INSIDE OF A CRUSHING,SHOULDN'T WE JUST DWELL ON
  • 00:48:44.578 --> 00:48:53.820
  • GOD'S LOVE KNOWING HE LOVESUS, HE'S REALLY FOR US?
  • 00:48:53.920 --> 00:48:57.591
  • AND THIS CRUSHING --
  • 00:48:57.691 --> 00:48:59.493
  • - YEAH, YEAH.- TALK TO US ABOUT THAT.
  • 00:48:59.593 --> 00:49:01.762
  • - YOU HIT IT.
  • 00:49:01.862 --> 00:49:03.497
  • I WAS GOING THROUGH ONE OFTHE WORST MOMENTS OF MY
  • 00:49:03.597 --> 00:49:05.532
  • LIFE, AND I DIDN'T KNOW HOWIT WAS GOING TO TURN OUT,
  • 00:49:05.632 --> 00:49:08.568
  • AND I DIDN'T KNOW IF IWAS GOING TO TURN OUT.
  • 00:49:08.668 --> 00:49:12.606
  • BUT THE THING THAT BROUGHTME THROUGH WAS SOMETHING
  • 00:49:12.706 --> 00:49:15.008
  • THAT YOU JUST SAID.
  • 00:49:15.108 --> 00:49:16.643
  • I TOLD GOD, I SAID, IKNOW THAT YOU ARE FOR ME.
  • 00:49:16.743 --> 00:49:20.380
  • I KNOW THAT YOU ARE FOR ME,AND IF YOU ALLOWED THIS TO
  • 00:49:20.480 --> 00:49:24.017
  • HAPPEN TO ME AS SOME KINDOF WAY THAT WILL MAKE ME
  • 00:49:24.117 --> 00:49:26.453
  • BETTER, AND I DON'T LIKE IT,AND I CAN'T CONTROL IT, AND
  • 00:49:26.553 --> 00:49:35.695
  • IT HURTS LIKE SOMETHING ICANNOT BELIEVE, BUT I TRUST
  • 00:49:35.796 --> 00:49:41.101
  • YOU THAT YOU ARE FOR ME, ANDYOU WOULD NEVER LET ANYTHING
  • 00:49:41.201 --> 00:49:47.908
  • HAPPEN TO ME THAT THAT ITWASN'T ULTIMATELY GOING TO
  • 00:49:48.008 --> 00:49:51.678
  • WORK OUT FOR MY GOOD.
  • 00:49:51.778 --> 00:49:53.346
  • WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUTIS KNOWING GOD'S WAYS BETTER
  • 00:49:53.447 --> 00:49:57.350
  • THAN YOU KNOW HIS ACTS.
  • 00:49:57.451 --> 00:50:00.320
  • TO KNOW THAT HE IS FOR YOUGIVES YOU STAYING POWER WHEN
  • 00:50:00.420 --> 00:50:04.391
  • YOU QUESTION WHATHE DID TO YOU.
  • 00:50:04.491 --> 00:50:09.062
  • IT'S LIKE A PARENT WHOPUNISHES A CHILD, AND THEN
  • 00:50:09.162 --> 00:50:12.699
  • TAKES THEM OUTFOR ICE CREAM.
  • 00:50:12.799 --> 00:50:14.801
  • YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?
  • 00:50:14.901 --> 00:50:17.204
  • TO HAVE THE BLESSEDASSURANCE --
  • 00:50:17.304 --> 00:50:19.973
  • - THANK YOU, LORD.
  • 00:50:20.073 --> 00:50:21.975
  • - YEAH, WOO. TO HAVE THE BLESSEDASSURANCE THAT HE IS FOR YOU
  • 00:50:22.075 --> 00:50:29.116
  • AND THAT HE THAT HAS BEGUNA GOOD WORK IN YOU SHALL
  • 00:50:29.216 --> 00:50:32.986
  • PERFORM IT UNTIL THEDAY OF JESUS CHRIST.
  • 00:50:33.086 --> 00:50:35.622
  • YOU KNOW, REAL CHURCHDOESN'T HAPPEN AT CHURCH.
  • 00:50:35.722 --> 00:50:41.495
  • I MEAN, I'M A PASTOR, IBELIEVE IN GOING TO CHURCH.
  • 00:50:41.595 --> 00:50:46.233
  • I LOVE IT, IT'S WONDERFUL.
  • 00:50:46.333 --> 00:50:47.834
  • I'D RATHER PREACH THANEAT WHEN I'M HUNGRY.
  • 00:50:47.934 --> 00:50:50.570
  • BUT REAL CHURCH PLAYS OUTWHILE YOU'RE WALKING DISHES
  • 00:50:50.670 --> 00:50:55.475
  • OR WHILE YOU'RE WASHING THECAR OR DRIVING DOWN THE
  • 00:50:55.575 --> 00:50:57.944
  • ROAD, OR YOU'RE WALKINGAROUND IN THE BACKYARD, OR
  • 00:50:58.044 --> 00:51:00.147
  • YOU'RE IN THE BATHTUB.
  • 00:51:00.247 --> 00:51:02.048
  • REAL FAITH IS PERFECTED INPRIVATE PLACES WHERE YOU AND
  • 00:51:02.149 --> 00:51:05.452
  • GOD AND GOD ALONE ARE LEFTSOMEPLACE LIKE JACOB,
  • 00:51:05.552 --> 00:51:10.690
  • WRESTLING TO KNOW HIM BETTERTHAN YOU WERE BEFORE, AND
  • 00:51:10.790 --> 00:51:14.561
  • WRESTLING TO KNOW YOURSELF,AND GOD TELLS YOU SOMETHING
  • 00:51:14.661 --> 00:51:17.797
  • ABOUT YOURSELF THAT YOUDIDN'T KNOW, THERE IS
  • 00:51:17.898 --> 00:51:20.100
  • NOTHING AS PRECIOUS AS WHENGOD TELLS YOU YOU'RE NOT
  • 00:51:20.200 --> 00:51:23.270
  • JACOB, BUT YOU'RE ISRAEL.
  • 00:51:23.370 --> 00:51:25.272
  • YOU'RE NOT DOWN,BUT YOU'RE UP.
  • 00:51:25.372 --> 00:51:27.240
  • YOU'RE NOT STUPID,BUT YOU'RE WISE.
  • 00:51:27.340 --> 00:51:29.042
  • WHENEVER GOD TELLS YOUSOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF
  • 00:51:29.142 --> 00:51:31.077
  • THAT HELPS YOU GET THROUGHTHIS WORLD A LITTLE BIT
  • 00:51:31.178 --> 00:51:33.346
  • BETTER, THAT'S CHURCH.
  • 00:51:33.446 --> 00:51:35.482
  • - THAT'S TREASURE.- OH, YES.
  • 00:51:35.582 --> 00:51:37.717
  • - SEAL THIS BEAUTIFUL WORDON OUR AUDIENCE
  • 00:51:37.817 --> 00:51:41.288
  • AS WE GO OUT TODAY.
  • 00:51:41.388 --> 00:51:43.990
  • - THE BIBLE SAYS THAT JESUSSAW THE TWO DISCIPLES ON
  • 00:51:44.090 --> 00:51:46.760
  • ROAD TO EMAIUS AND THAT HEWALKED A SEVEN
  • 00:51:46.860 --> 00:51:48.695
  • MILE STRETCH WITH THEM.
  • 00:51:48.795 --> 00:51:51.731
  • AND OVER THE PERIOD OF ASEVEN MILE STRETCH, HE
  • 00:51:51.831 --> 00:51:54.134
  • OPENED UP ALL THE OLDTESTAMENT SHADOWS
  • 00:51:54.234 --> 00:51:56.536
  • AND TYPES OF WHO HE WAS.
  • 00:51:56.636 --> 00:51:59.005
  • IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUTYOUR BIBLE AT ALL, THERE ARE
  • 00:51:59.105 --> 00:52:01.408
  • SO MANY SHADOWS AND TYPES INTHE OLD TESTAMENT THAT HE
  • 00:52:01.508 --> 00:52:03.910
  • COULD HAVE WALKED 70 MILES,BUT IN SEVEN MILE, JESUS
  • 00:52:04.010 --> 00:52:08.248
  • EXPLAINED HIMSELF THROUGHTHE MAJOR PROPHETS AND MINOR
  • 00:52:08.348 --> 00:52:12.018
  • PROPHETS AND BOOKS OF POETRYAND BOOKS OF HISTORY.
  • 00:52:12.118 --> 00:52:16.156
  • AND THEN WHEN THEY GOT TOTHE HOUSE, AND THEY GOT
  • 00:52:16.256 --> 00:52:19.326
  • READY TO GO IN, THE BIBLESAID HE MADE AS IF HE WOULD
  • 00:52:19.426 --> 00:52:22.028
  • GO FURTHER, AND THEY STOPPEDHIM BECAUSE WHEN GOD STARTS
  • 00:52:22.128 --> 00:52:25.899
  • TALKING, YOU DON'TWANT HIM TO LEAVE.
  • 00:52:25.999 --> 00:52:28.268
  • AND THEY INVITED HIMTO COME INTO THE HOUSE.
  • 00:52:28.368 --> 00:52:32.172
  • AND AS THEY SAT AROUND THETABLE WITH HIM, THE BIBLE
  • 00:52:32.272 --> 00:52:36.576
  • SAID HE TOOK BREAD ANDLIFTED UP AND BROKE IT.
  • 00:52:36.676 --> 00:52:41.615
  • AND SUDDENLY, WHAT THEY DIDNOT SEE ON THE ROAD, AND
  • 00:52:41.715 --> 00:52:45.552
  • WHAT THEY DID NOT SEE INTHE SERMON, THEY SAW
  • 00:52:45.652 --> 00:52:48.321
  • IN THE ORDER OF THEBREAKING OF BREAD.
  • 00:52:48.421 --> 00:52:53.226
  • THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THEBREAKINGS IN OUR LIVES THAT
  • 00:52:53.326 --> 00:52:55.829
  • CAUSES US TO SEE GOD IN AWAY THAT WE WOULD NEVER
  • 00:52:55.929 --> 00:52:59.466
  • OTHERWISE SEE HIM.
  • 00:52:59.566 --> 00:53:02.769
  • THERE'S AS MUCH DIFFERENCEBETWEEN A PERSON WHO'S
  • 00:53:02.869 --> 00:53:05.138
  • PRAISING GOD BECAUSE THEMUSIC IS NICE AND A PERSON
  • 00:53:05.238 --> 00:53:08.341
  • WHO'S PRAISING GOD BECAUSETHEY'VE BEEN
  • 00:53:08.441 --> 00:53:10.844
  • BROKEN AS NIGHT AND DAY.
  • 00:53:10.944 --> 00:53:13.580
  • SOMEHOW, WHEN HE TOOK THATBREAD IN HIS HAND, AND HE
  • 00:53:13.680 --> 00:53:16.316
  • BROKE IT, IN THE BREAKING,IN THE BREAKING OF THE
  • 00:53:16.416 --> 00:53:20.487
  • BREAD, THE PROCESS OFBREAKING, THEY SAW GOD.
  • 00:53:20.587 --> 00:53:25.225
  • MY PRAYER FOR YOU IS THATYOU WOULD GET A REVELATION
  • 00:53:25.325 --> 00:53:27.527
  • OF GOD IN THE BREAKING OFYOUR LIFE, IN THE CRACKING
  • 00:53:27.627 --> 00:53:33.700
  • OF PLACES THAT YOU THOUGHTWOULD ALWAYS BE THERE FOR
  • 00:53:33.800 --> 00:53:36.169
  • YOU, THAT YOU WOULD SEESOMETHING ABOUT GOD THAT YOU
  • 00:53:36.269 --> 00:53:39.105
  • NEVER SAW BEFORE, AND THATYOU WOULD RECOGNIZE THAT YOU
  • 00:53:39.205 --> 00:53:42.842
  • ARE NOT AT THE TABLE ALONE,BUT HE SITS WITH YOU, AND HE
  • 00:53:42.942 --> 00:53:49.883
  • MANAGES THE CRUSHINGMOMENTS IN YOUR LIFE.
  • 00:53:49.983 --> 00:53:54.788
  • HE KNOWS WHEN YOU'VE HADENOUGH, AND HE KNOWS HOW TO
  • 00:53:54.888 --> 00:53:58.625
  • STOP THE BLEEDING.
  • 00:53:58.725 --> 00:54:01.895
  • SO RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, IFYOU'D JUST TRUST HIM AND
  • 00:54:01.995 --> 00:54:07.634
  • GIVE HIM THE PRAISE.
  • 00:54:07.734 --> 00:54:10.537
  • I'VE GOT A FEELING THATEVERYTHING IS GOING
  • 00:54:10.637 --> 00:54:14.140
  • TO BE ALL RIGHT.
  • 00:54:14.240 --> 00:54:17.410
  • - PROPHETICALLYDOWNLOADED TO T.D.
  • 00:54:17.510 --> 00:54:19.612
  • JAKES FOR THIS SEASON, THISTIME, THIS
  • 00:54:19.713 --> 00:54:23.049
  • BEAUTIFUL BOOK "CRUSHING,
  • 00:54:23.149 --> 00:54:25.218
  • GOD TURNS PRESSUREINTO POWER." IT IS IN SEASON.
  • 00:54:25.318 --> 00:54:29.389
  • IT'S ON TIME, AND IT'SAVAILABLE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.
  • 00:54:29.489 --> 00:54:32.726
  • THANK YOU, PASTOR, FORBREAKING THIS DOWN.
  • 00:54:32.826 --> 00:54:34.494
  • - MY PLEASURE.
  • 00:54:34.594 --> 00:54:35.829
  • - WHAT AN AMAZINGAFTERNOON, EVENING.
  • 00:54:35.929 --> 00:54:37.864
  • - I'VE ENJOYED IT.
  • 00:54:37.964 --> 00:54:39.966
  • - AND IT'S JUST --
  • 00:54:40.066 --> 00:54:43.570
  • - WE DO THIS EVERY TIME. WE DOTHIS EVERY TIME.
  • 00:54:43.670 --> 00:54:47.207
  • I CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT.
  • 00:54:47.307 --> 00:54:49.642
  • - I LOVE YOU.
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  • - I LOVE YOU BACK.
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  • - IT'S "CRUSHING", GET IT.
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