My Future Is My Focus Part 2

October 14, 2022 | 327 | 27:29

Discover how to break the chains that have been holding you back from God’s purpose for your life.

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Steven Furtick | My Future Is My Focus Part 2 | October 14, 2022
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  • >> i want you to begin.
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  • >> i want you to begin. let's get very practical.
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  • Let's get very practical. interrupt your self-defeating,
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  • Interrupt your self-defeating, god-dethroning self-talk
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  • God-dethroning self-talk with a "but,"
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  • With a "but," and when you say "but,"
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  • And when you say "but," it signals to your brain
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  • It signals to your brain we're moving on,
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  • We're changing the focus
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  • We're changing the focus and say you can't change
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  • And say you can't change the past, that's not true.
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  • The past, that's not true. certainly, you can't
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  • Certainly, you can't reconstruct the events,
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  • Reconstruct the events, but do you really think
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  • But do you really think you'd remember it
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  • You'd remember it exactly as it was?
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  • And do you really believe
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  • And do you really believe that you are at the point
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  • That you are at the point in your life where you can
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  • In your life where you can fully understand why it
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  • Fully understand why it happened, how it happened?
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  • Happened, how it happened? when the bible says the lord
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  • When the bible says the lord was with joseph,
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  • Was with joseph, i want you to understand
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  • I want you to understand that was written years after,
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  • That was written years after, decades after the events
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  • Decades after the events had transpired; after he wept,
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  • Had transpired; after he wept, forgave, wept, forgave,
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  • Forgave, wept, forgave, wept, forgave, wept, forgave,
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  • Wept, forgave, wept, forgave, and you have to
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  • And you have to do that sometime.
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  • Do that sometime. and every time you find
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  • And every time you find yourself stuck in that first
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  • Yourself stuck in that first part you intended --
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  • Part you intended -- i sometimes see these things
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  • I sometimes see these things and i don't show
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  • And i don't show them like i should.
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  • Them like i should. put verse 20 back up.
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  • But god, that's how
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  • But god, that's how you break the chain,
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  • You break the chain, that's how you get set free
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  • To live beyond your feelings,
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  • To live beyond your feelings, that's how you break addiction,
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  • That's how you break addiction, not just forgiveness,
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  • Not just forgiveness, bitterness, blame,
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  • Bitterness, blame, that's how you break
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  • That's how you break any cycle in our life.
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  • Any cycle in our life. you have got to interrupt it
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  • You have got to interrupt it every time it happens.
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  • Every time it happens. even if you weep five times
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  • Even if you weep five times to get there, every time,
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  • To get there, every time, if you weep five,
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  • If you weep five, you worship five.
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  • You worship five. if the enemy attacks five,
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  • You interrupt five.
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  • "but god intended it
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  • "but god intended it for good to accomplish,"
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  • For good to accomplish," ah, ah!
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  • Ah, ah! "what is now being done."
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  • I thought we were preaching
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  • I thought we were preaching about the future.
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  • About the future. well, the only way
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  • Well, the only way that you can affect
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  • That you can affect the future...
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  • The future... is to be faithful right now.
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  • Is to be faithful right now. let me give it to you like this.
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  • Let me give it to you like this. everything god wants
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  • Everything god wants to do next in your life
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  • To do next in your life is connected to what
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  • Is connected to what he is calling you to do now.
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  • He is calling you to do now. it took joseph's attitude
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  • It took joseph's attitude in the prison to interpret
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  • In the prison to interpret someone else's dreams
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  • Someone else's dreams while he himself
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  • While he himself was still in a dungeon
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  • Was still in a dungeon to bring him to the place
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  • To bring him to the place where he could be everything
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  • Where he could be everything that god called him to be,
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  • That god called him to be, and not just for himself,
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  • And not just for himself, but for others
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  • But for others because some of the things
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  • Because some of the things that you're fighting with
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  • That you're fighting with are not for you;
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  • Are not for you; they are for your children.
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  • They are for your children. "i don't have children yet."
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  • "i don't have children yet." no, i'm not talking about --
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  • No, i'm not talking about -- i'm not talking about
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  • I'm not talking about your view of things,
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  • Your view of things, i'm talking about
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  • I'm talking about god's view of things.
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  • God's view of things. he already sees them at 6'2",
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  • He already sees them at 6'2", and you're only 16.
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  • And you're only 16. yeah, that's how god works.
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  • Yeah, that's how god works. so, he says,
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  • So, he says, "i have plans to give you
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  • "i have plans to give you a hope and a future."
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  • A hope and a future." and when we say, "but god,"
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  • And when we say, "but god," i just think about how this
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  • I just think about how this needs to operate in my life.
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  • Needs to operate in my life. when i'm saying --
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  • When i'm saying -- when i'm saying the church now
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  • When i'm saying the church now is not what it was before
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  • Is not what it was before the pandemic,
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  • The pandemic, but god brought people
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  • But god brought people into our church through
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  • Into our church through the pandemic that would have
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  • The pandemic that would have never even gone to church
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  • Never even gone to church if there were not a pandemic.
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  • [applause]
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  • Because if you just let
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  • Because if you just let the enemy attack you,
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  • The enemy attack you, attack you,
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  • Attack you, and you don't learn
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  • And you don't learn to interrupt him,
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  • To interrupt him, it just strengthens the chain,
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  • It just strengthens the chain, it becomes bondage.
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  • It becomes bondage. your belief
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  • Your belief becomes your bondage,
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  • Becomes your bondage, your belief.
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  • Your belief. that was joseph's belief.
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  • That was joseph's belief. god is using this for good
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  • God is using this for good and everything that i went
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  • And everything that i went through that wasn't good,
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  • Through that wasn't good, when god -- i don't know if you
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  • When god -- i don't know if you -- if you've ever heard
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  • -- if you've ever heard a preacher say,
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  • A preacher say, "god will work it out."
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  • "god will work it out." that's cool.
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  • That's cool. let me give you one better.
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  • Let me give you one better. god will work it in.
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  • God will work it in. god will work it in.
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  • God will work it in. whatever happens to you,
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  • Whatever happens to you, god will work it in.
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  • God will work it in. one time, i was preaching
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  • One time, i was preaching about the woman
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  • About the woman who worshipped jesus,
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  • Who worshipped jesus, and i was talking about
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  • And i was talking about how she poured it on his feet,
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  • How she poured it on his feet, how she poured the oil
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  • How she poured the oil on his feet to anoint him
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  • On his feet to anoint him and how everybody thought it
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  • And how everybody thought it was a waste,
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  • Was a waste, and i was preaching so hard.
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  • And i was preaching so hard. it was only about
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  • It was only about a hundred and fifty people
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  • A hundred and fifty people in the room,
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  • In the room, not even this many who are here
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  • Not even this many who are here with the staff today.
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  • With the staff today. it was about a hundred
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  • It was about a hundred and fifty people in the room,
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  • And fifty people in the room, and i -- but i was preaching
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  • And i -- but i was preaching so hard, man.
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  • So hard, man. 'cause i didn't just preach
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  • 'cause i didn't just preach big when the crowd's big.
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  • Big when the crowd's big. i don't just do it big
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  • I don't just do it big when a lot of people
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  • When a lot of people are watching,
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  • Are watching, never did, ask holly.
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  • Never did, ask holly. when we travel -- y'all
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  • When we travel -- y'all i don't do everything right,
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  • I don't do everything right, but i've always been
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  • But i've always been passionate about this.
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  • Passionate about this. i used to travel to little --
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  • I used to travel to little -- tiny, little churches,
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  • Tiny, little churches, tiny, little crowds,
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  • Tiny, little crowds, and the first place
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  • And the first place we would stop is walmart,
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  • We would stop is walmart, and go to the walmart
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  • And go to the walmart in that town,
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  • In that town, and i would buy a mirror
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  • And i would buy a mirror for $5.97 out my pocket
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  • For $5.97 out my pocket because they didn't pay for it
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  • Because they didn't pay for it out of the ministry fund
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  • Out of the ministry fund at the college ministry team
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  • At the college ministry team that we were interning with.
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  • That we were interning with. so, we would go to the walmart,
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  • So, we would go to the walmart, i knew exactly what aisle
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  • I knew exactly what aisle i could find the mirror on,
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  • I could find the mirror on, i would get the mirror,
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  • I would get the mirror, and i would stand up
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  • And i would stand up and preach to those kids,
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  • And preach to those kids, and i had a hammer in the van,
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  • And i had a hammer in the van, and i'd start preaching
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  • And i'd start preaching about the image of god,
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  • About the image of god, and i'd hold up the mirror,
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  • And i'd hold up the mirror, and then i'd get
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  • And then i'd get real condemnation oriented,
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  • Real condemnation oriented, and i'd take the mirror,
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  • And i'd take the mirror, and i start smashing the mirror,
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  • And i start smashing the mirror, and i did it all the way
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  • And i did it all the way until a kid got a piece
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  • Until a kid got a piece of mirror in his eye
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  • And the parents almost sued me,
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  • And the parents almost sued me, but i prayed,
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  • But i prayed, and the lord is faithful.
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  • And the lord is faithful. alright, but --
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  • Alright, but -- so, i don't preach.
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  • So, i don't preach. and you need to st --
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  • And you need to st -- you need to stop...
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  • You need to stop... waiting...
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  • Waiting... for it...
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  • For it... to discover
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  • To discover what god has put in you
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  • Because if you don't
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  • Because if you don't have it in the prison,
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  • Have it in the prison, you won't have it in the palace.
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  • You won't have it in the palace. and i was preaching,
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  • And i was preaching, it was a worship night,
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  • It was a worship night, and i was flailing my arms,
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  • And i was flailing my arms, and my water fell over,
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  • And my water fell over, and i was so embarrassed.
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  • And i was so embarrassed. my water falls and spills,
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  • My water falls and spills, and it totally broke
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  • And it totally broke the flow of my message
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  • The flow of my message until i realized,
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  • Until i realized, don't cry over spilt water,
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  • Don't cry over spilt water, work it in.
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  • Work it in. and since i happened to be
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  • And since i happened to be preaching about the woman
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  • Preaching about the woman who poured out her oil,
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  • Who poured out her oil, the image got affect
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  • The image got affect 'cause it was fluid, yeah.
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  • 'cause it was fluid, yeah. and so, if you stay fluid
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  • And so, if you stay fluid like that --
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  • Like that -- you gotta be fluid
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  • You gotta be fluid in those moments,
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  • In those moments, you gotta be fluid
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  • You gotta be fluid in those moments,
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  • In those moments, you gotta be fluid
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  • You gotta be fluid in those moments.
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  • In those moments. and all of sudden, i said,
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  • And all of sudden, i said, "just like that water hit
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  • "just like that water hit that ground,
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  • That ground, and y'all are all wondering
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  • And y'all are all wondering if i did it on purpose,
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  • If i did it on purpose, some of the things in your life
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  • Some of the things in your life that you're wondering,
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  • That you're wondering, 'is this on purpose?'
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  • 'is this on purpose?' you've got to turn it
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  • You've got to turn it to worship.
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  • To worship. and other people
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  • And other people will see it as a waste,
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  • Will see it as a waste, but you gotta turn it
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  • But you gotta turn it into worship."
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  • Into worship." and y'all,
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  • And y'all, when i say --
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  • When i say -- when i say that was better
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  • When i say that was better than any illustration
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  • Than any illustration i ever could've planned,
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  • I ever could've planned, 'cause i worked it in.
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  • 'cause i worked it in. and joseph's message to you
  • 00:08:04.269 --> 00:08:05.504
  • And joseph's message to you today is not,
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  • Today is not, "god will work it out.
  • 00:08:06.938 --> 00:08:10.275
  • "god will work it out. just -- future is your focus,
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  • Just -- future is your focus, god will do it later,
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  • God will do it later, god will send it
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  • God will send it when you need it."
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  • When you need it." no, no, no, no, no.
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  • No, no, no, no, no. he said,
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  • He said, "it is what is now being done."
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  • "it is what is now being done." this season of your life,
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  • This season of your life, this moment of your marriage,
  • 00:08:24.256 --> 00:08:25.824
  • This moment of your marriage, this moment of your ministry,
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  • This moment of your ministry, this moment of your business,
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  • This moment of your business, this moment in your heart,
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  • This moment in your heart, this moment where
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  • This moment where you're deciding,
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  • You're deciding, "am i gonna go see
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  • "am i gonna go see a counselor or not?
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  • A counselor or not? am i gonna work through
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  • Am i gonna work through this or not?
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  • This or not? am i gonna keep repeating
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  • Am i gonna keep repeating these same powerless patterns
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  • These same powerless patterns or am i gonna take
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  • Or am i gonna take my power back?"
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  • My power back?" you said, "well, no,
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  • You said, "well, no, i don't have power,
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  • I don't have power, god has power."
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  • God has power." right, and in acts 1:8, he said,
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  • "you will receive power
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  • "you will receive power when the holy spirit
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  • When the holy spirit comes on you."
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  • But you give your power away
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  • But you give your power away every time
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  • Every time you stay focused
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  • You stay focused on what happened.
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  • On what happened. genesis 50:20.
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  • Genesis 50:20. oh, isn't this good?
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  • Oh, isn't this good? oh, we can stay here all day,
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  • Oh, we can stay here all day, but we gotta move.
  • 00:09:09.367 --> 00:09:10.402
  • Genesis 50:20: "you intended
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  • Genesis 50:20: "you intended to harm me."
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  • To harm me." you can change
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  • You can change the past this way.
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  • I told jared right before
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  • I told jared right before i came out, this came to me.
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  • I came out, this came to me. put harm on the board,
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  • Put harm on the board, put harm on the center screen
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  • Put harm on the center screen and zoom out so everyone
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  • And zoom out so everyone can see it.
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  • Can see it. oh, it's on --
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  • Oh, it's on -- it's coming on that screen.
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  • It's coming on that screen. that's right.
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  • That's right. jared, i forgot we did
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  • Jared, i forgot we did it like that.
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  • It like that. there it is, there it is,
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  • There it is, there it is, there it is.
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  • There it is. "you intended to harm me."
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  • "you intended to harm me." okay, so let me break this down.
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  • Okay, so let me break this down. i hope this makes sense
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  • I hope this makes sense 'cause it's the last --
  • 00:09:36.828 --> 00:09:37.662
  • 'cause it's the last -- he was putting on my mic
  • 00:09:37.729 --> 00:09:38.597
  • He was putting on my mic and i told him to do this.
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  • And i told him to do this. you can change the meaning
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  • You can change the meaning of that
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  • Of that by what you put after it.
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  • By what you put after it. put the letter o-n-y.
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  • [applause]
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  • What...
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  • What... comes...
  • 00:10:07.525 --> 00:10:08.960
  • Comes... after...
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  • After... that?
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  • That? what...
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  • What... comes...
  • 00:10:14.566 --> 00:10:15.900
  • Comes... after...
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  • After... that?
  • 00:10:16.901 --> 00:10:17.836
  • That? and now you will be reminded
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  • And now you will be reminded of the new testament companion
  • 00:10:19.571 --> 00:10:21.039
  • Of the new testament companion verse of genesis 50:20.
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  • Verse of genesis 50:20. "all things work...
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  • "all things work... together."
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  • Together." what's "harmony?"
  • 00:10:27.545 --> 00:10:28.213
  • What's "harmony?" what's "harmony?"
  • 00:10:28.279 --> 00:10:28.780
  • What's "harmony?" it's when i take one note,
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  • It's when i take one note, play one note,
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  • Play one note, play one note,
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  • Play one note, and when i take another note,
  • 00:10:34.753 --> 00:10:36.588
  • And when i take another note, and it's not the same note.
  • 00:10:36.655 --> 00:10:38.456
  • And it's not the same note. but when i put them together,
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  • But when i put them together, together, together,
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  • Together, together, together, together, together,
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  • Together, together, together, together -- you hear this?
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  • Together -- you hear this? you have got to let god
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  • You have got to let god bring this thing together
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  • Bring this thing together because it's what comes
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  • Because it's what comes after the attack.
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  • After the attack. he said -- he said --
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  • He said -- he said -- let me tell you what jacob said.
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  • Let me tell you what jacob said. let me tell you what jacob
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  • Said about joseph.
  • 00:11:02.013 --> 00:11:02.614
  • Said about joseph. he said,
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  • He said, "he is a fruitful vine."
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  • "he is a fruitful vine." somebody, say, "fruitful vine."
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  • Somebody, say, "fruitful vine." >> congregegation: fruitful
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  • >> congregegation: fruitful vine.
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  • Vine. >> a fruitful vine.
  • 00:11:08.119 --> 00:11:09.954
  • >> a fruitful vine. "a fruitful vine
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  • "a fruitful vine who climbed over a wall."
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  • Who climbed over a wall." he climbed over a wall.
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  • He climbed over a wall. he climbed over a wall.
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  • He climbed over a wall. i wonder what wall
  • 00:11:20.999 --> 00:11:23.268
  • You think is stopping god
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  • You think is stopping god from doing what he's doing
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  • From doing what he's doing in your life right now.
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  • In your life right now. gimme my verse again
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  • Gimme my verse again in genesis 49,
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  • I gotta show you this.
  • 00:11:31.309 --> 00:11:32.544
  • I gotta show you this. "he's a fruitful vine
  • 00:11:32.610 --> 00:11:34.245
  • "he's a fruitful vine who climbed over a wall."
  • 00:11:34.312 --> 00:11:35.280
  • Who climbed over a wall." so, question.
  • 00:11:35.346 --> 00:11:36.381
  • So, question. are you gonna be defined
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  • Are you gonna be defined by what stood against you
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  • Or how you got over it?
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  • [applause]
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  • Can i tell you
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  • Can i tell you something right now?
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  • Something right now? i wanna find out what's on
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  • I wanna find out what's on the other side of the wall
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  • The other side of the wall 'cause people don't put up walls
  • 00:11:54.566 --> 00:11:56.101
  • 'cause people don't put up walls unless they're concerned
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  • Unless they're concerned about something
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  • About something on the other side.
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  • On the other side. so, whatever the devil
  • 00:12:00.138 --> 00:12:01.372
  • So, whatever the devil has been fighting you with,
  • 00:12:01.439 --> 00:12:03.508
  • Has been fighting you with, i just wonder,
  • 00:12:03.575 --> 00:12:04.442
  • I just wonder, why is he so threatened
  • 00:12:04.509 --> 00:12:06.578
  • Why is he so threatened and worried about you
  • 00:12:06.644 --> 00:12:07.812
  • And worried about you getting through it?
  • 00:12:07.879 --> 00:12:09.247
  • Getting through it? what's on the other side
  • 00:12:09.314 --> 00:12:11.282
  • What's on the other side is what i wanna find out.
  • 00:12:11.349 --> 00:12:13.218
  • Is what i wanna find out. for joseph -- for joseph,
  • 00:12:13.284 --> 00:12:16.087
  • For joseph -- for joseph, he saved a whole nation,
  • 00:12:16.154 --> 00:12:17.956
  • He saved a whole nation, he preserved his entire family
  • 00:12:18.022 --> 00:12:20.592
  • He preserved his entire family in posterity,
  • 00:12:20.658 --> 00:12:21.893
  • In posterity, and i wonder what's on
  • 00:12:21.960 --> 00:12:23.027
  • And i wonder what's on the other side of your wall.
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  • The other side of your wall. now, we probably
  • 00:12:26.831 --> 00:12:27.432
  • Now, we probably wouldn't have called
  • 00:12:27.499 --> 00:12:28.633
  • Wouldn't have called joseph a vine would we,
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  • Joseph a vine would we, by our definitions?
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  • By our definitions? 'cause, you know,
  • 00:12:32.203 --> 00:12:32.937
  • 'cause, you know, we live in the days
  • 00:12:33.004 --> 00:12:34.339
  • We live in the days where everybody gets a trophy,
  • 00:12:34.405 --> 00:12:36.141
  • Where everybody gets a trophy, everybody gets a ribbon,
  • 00:12:36.207 --> 00:12:37.609
  • Everybody gets a ribbon, everybody --
  • 00:12:37.675 --> 00:12:39.043
  • Everybody -- "oh, i'm so sorry
  • 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:39.711
  • "oh, i'm so sorry you didn't get what you wanted,
  • 00:12:39.778 --> 00:12:41.146
  • You didn't get what you wanted, you didn't get your seat,
  • 00:12:41.212 --> 00:12:42.347
  • You didn't get your seat, you didn't get your opportunity,
  • 00:12:42.413 --> 00:12:44.048
  • You didn't get your opportunity, you didn't get to serve
  • 00:12:44.115 --> 00:12:44.749
  • You didn't get to serve where you wanna serve,
  • 00:12:44.816 --> 00:12:46.050
  • Where you wanna serve, you didn't get
  • 00:12:46.117 --> 00:12:46.551
  • You didn't get the feedback you wanted,
  • 00:12:46.618 --> 00:12:47.585
  • The feedback you wanted, nobody told me it was good."
  • 00:12:47.652 --> 00:12:48.553
  • Nobody told me it was good." so, if we had been jacob,
  • 00:12:48.620 --> 00:12:50.155
  • So, if we had been jacob, think about how we would
  • 00:12:50.221 --> 00:12:50.789
  • Think about how we would have spoke to joseph.
  • 00:12:50.855 --> 00:12:51.723
  • Have spoke to joseph. 'cause he's going through
  • 00:12:51.790 --> 00:12:52.290
  • 'cause he's going through their life and he's defining
  • 00:12:52.357 --> 00:12:53.057
  • Their life and he's defining their life as their father,
  • 00:12:53.124 --> 00:12:54.659
  • Their life as their father, and he's saying somethings
  • 00:12:54.726 --> 00:12:55.527
  • And he's saying somethings to each of 'em.
  • 00:12:55.593 --> 00:12:56.294
  • To each of 'em. so, genesis 49:22,
  • 00:12:56.361 --> 00:12:58.029
  • So, genesis 49:22, he gets to joseph,
  • 00:12:58.096 --> 00:12:59.264
  • He gets to joseph, "you rawboned donkey,
  • 00:12:59.330 --> 00:13:00.532
  • "you rawboned donkey, you snake by the road,"
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  • You snake by the road," talking to all
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  • The other brothers.
  • 00:13:03.134 --> 00:13:03.635
  • The other brothers. he gets to joseph, he said,
  • 00:13:03.701 --> 00:13:04.736
  • He gets to joseph, he said, "joseph is a vine."
  • 00:13:04.803 --> 00:13:07.705
  • "joseph is a vine." but i thought he was a victim,
  • 00:13:07.772 --> 00:13:12.744
  • But his father
  • 00:13:12.844 --> 00:13:13.411
  • But his father called him a vine.
  • 00:13:13.478 --> 00:13:16.214
  • Called him a vine. but he was a victim,
  • 00:13:16.281 --> 00:13:18.283
  • But he was a victim, but he was a vine.
  • 00:13:18.349 --> 00:13:20.552
  • But he was a vine. but he was a victim,
  • 00:13:20.618 --> 00:13:22.754
  • But he was a victim, and what made him a vine
  • 00:13:22.821 --> 00:13:25.490
  • And what made him a vine was what he climbed over.
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  • Was what he climbed over. y'all ready?
  • 00:13:29.928 --> 00:13:31.696
  • Y'all ready? what he climbed over
  • 00:13:31.763 --> 00:13:33.865
  • What he climbed over and what he brought forth.
  • 00:13:33.932 --> 00:13:38.002
  • And what he brought forth. 'cause he's not just any vine,
  • 00:13:38.069 --> 00:13:40.371
  • 'cause he's not just any vine, he's a fruitful vine.
  • 00:13:40.438 --> 00:13:43.942
  • He's a fruitful vine. tell somebody,
  • 00:13:44.008 --> 00:13:44.642
  • Tell somebody, "i got something to give."
  • 00:13:44.709 --> 00:13:47.212
  • "i got something to give." no, i'm not
  • 00:13:47.278 --> 00:13:48.046
  • No, i'm not just surviving for me,
  • 00:13:48.112 --> 00:13:49.614
  • Just surviving for me, i've got something special,
  • 00:13:49.681 --> 00:13:51.916
  • I've got something special, i've got something to give.
  • 00:13:51.983 --> 00:13:54.018
  • I've got something to give. it will be the fruit of what
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  • It will be the fruit of what i've been through
  • 00:13:55.486 --> 00:13:56.721
  • I've been through that will preserve my purpose.
  • 00:13:56.788 --> 00:14:01.492
  • That will preserve my purpose. sitting next to a fruitful vine.
  • 00:14:01.559 --> 00:14:04.395
  • Sitting next to a fruitful vine. wow, look at that fruit.
  • 00:14:04.462 --> 00:14:06.064
  • Wow, look at that fruit. wait, wait, wait, wait,
  • 00:14:06.130 --> 00:14:07.532
  • Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
  • 00:14:07.599 --> 00:14:08.533
  • Wait, wait, wait. and he's not just a vine,
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  • And he's not just a vine, he doesn't just talk
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  • He doesn't just talk about a wall,
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  • About a wall, and he doesn't even
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  • And he doesn't even describe the wall.
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  • Describe the wall. i love it.
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  • I love it. he didn't even care.
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  • He didn't even care. "what kind of wall?"
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  • "what kind of wall?" it doesn't matter.
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  • It doesn't matter. it matters more what the vine
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  • It matters more what the vine was made of than
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  • Was made of than what the wall was made of.
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  • [cheering and applause]
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  • And because -- listen,
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  • And because -- listen, this is -- this is the meaning
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  • This is -- this is the meaning of a fruitful vine,
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  • Of a fruitful vine, because you are
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  • Because you are abiding in christ,
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  • Because you are choosing
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  • Because you are choosing and deciding to focus on
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  • What he is doing,
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  • What he is doing, not what you have been through,
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  • Not what you have been through, but what you are bringing forth.
  • 00:14:54.245 --> 00:14:56.648
  • But what you are bringing forth. and that's how you interrupt it
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  • And that's how you interrupt it with a "but."
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  • With a "but." well, that was horrible,
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  • Well, that was horrible, but god was there with us.
  • 00:15:01.819 --> 00:15:03.154
  • But god was there with us. did you ever watch somebody
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  • Did you ever watch somebody die and it was horrible
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  • Die and it was horrible but there was a grace
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  • But there was a grace that was almost more real
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  • That was almost more real than the air that you breathe,
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  • Than the air that you breathe, and you almost feel sorry
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  • And you almost feel sorry for the people who weren't there
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  • For the people who weren't there because of the grace
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  • Because of the grace that grew
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  • That grew from the grief of that moment?
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  • From the grief of that moment? that's what i mean
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  • That's what i mean by interrupting it
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  • By interrupting it with a "but,"
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  • With a "but," that's what i mean,
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  • That's what i mean, so that you don't stay chained
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  • So that you don't stay chained to the way things went down,
  • 00:15:32.350 --> 00:15:35.153
  • To the way things went down, so that you don't stay chained
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  • So that you don't stay chained to what other people call you.
  • 00:15:38.022 --> 00:15:39.958
  • To what other people call you. the only reason that joseph
  • 00:15:40.024 --> 00:15:42.293
  • The only reason that joseph was able to do what he did
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  • Was able to do what he did in chapter 50
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  • In chapter 50 is because of what his father
  • 00:15:46.164 --> 00:15:47.332
  • Is because of what his father said in genesis 49.
  • 00:15:47.398 --> 00:15:52.103
  • Said in genesis 49. so, you gotta hear it
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  • So, you gotta hear it firsthand from your father.
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  • Firsthand from your father. some of you didn't have
  • 00:15:54.138 --> 00:15:54.906
  • Some of you didn't have an earthly father
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  • An earthly father who told you this, so now,
  • 00:15:55.506 --> 00:15:58.576
  • Who told you this, so now, god is speaking this over you.
  • 00:15:58.643 --> 00:16:00.812
  • God is speaking this over you. you're more than a conqueror,
  • 00:16:00.878 --> 00:16:03.014
  • You're more than a conqueror, you're an overcomer.
  • 00:16:03.081 --> 00:16:04.882
  • You're an overcomer. "greater is he that is in you,
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  • "greater is he that is in you, than the wall
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  • Than the wall that is in the world."
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  • [applause]
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  • Climb or die,
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  • Climb or die, climb or die.
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  • Climb or die. you turn around,
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  • You turn around, and the first wall you see,
  • 00:16:18.629 --> 00:16:19.630
  • And the first wall you see, the first rejection you get,
  • 00:16:19.697 --> 00:16:20.965
  • The first rejection you get, the first "no" you hear,
  • 00:16:21.032 --> 00:16:23.001
  • The first "no" you hear, the first relapse,
  • 00:16:23.067 --> 00:16:25.603
  • The first relapse, you just turn around.
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  • You just turn around. he said joseph climbed over
  • 00:16:27.705 --> 00:16:28.873
  • He said joseph climbed over stuff that would have
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  • Stuff that would have killed others.
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  • Killed others. and by the way,
  • 00:16:30.608 --> 00:16:32.210
  • And by the way, i'mma say this,
  • 00:16:32.276 --> 00:16:33.978
  • I'mma say this, and if it was for you,
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  • And if it was for you, send me a message.
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  • Send me a message. it's almost impossible
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  • It's almost impossible to climb over something
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  • To climb over something while you're complaining
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  • While you're complaining about it.
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  • About it. get it out of your system,
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  • Get it out of your system, tell who you need to tell,
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  • Tell who you need to tell, but then,
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  • But then, start climbing
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  • Start climbing and start bringing forth
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  • And start bringing forth what you're supposed
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  • What you're supposed to bring forth.
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  • To bring forth. and ask the question.
  • 00:16:56.200 --> 00:16:57.835
  • And ask the question. let me see how i wrote it down
  • 00:16:57.902 --> 00:16:58.870
  • Let me see how i wrote it down in my notes.
  • 00:16:58.936 --> 00:16:59.537
  • In my notes. i write all these notes,
  • 00:16:59.604 --> 00:17:00.171
  • I write all these notes, and i never look at 'em,
  • 00:17:00.238 --> 00:17:00.905
  • And i never look at 'em, and i try to remember them.
  • 00:17:00.972 --> 00:17:01.873
  • And i try to remember them. i mess them up sometimes.
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  • I mess them up sometimes. it was something along
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  • It was something along the line of, not god,
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  • The line of, not god, why am i going through this,
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  • Why am i going through this, but god,
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  • But god, what are you bringing forth?
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  • What are you bringing forth? show me what you are doing
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  • Show me what you are doing through this that is
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  • Through this that is for the benefit of others.
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  • For the benefit of others. like paul said,
  • 00:17:19.257 --> 00:17:21.492
  • Like paul said, "he comforts us with the comfort
  • 00:17:21.559 --> 00:17:22.827
  • "he comforts us with the comfort by which others may
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  • By which others may be comforted."
  • 00:17:24.195 --> 00:17:25.530
  • Be comforted." that's a generational way
  • 00:17:25.596 --> 00:17:26.697
  • That's a generational way of thinking about your faith.
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  • Of thinking about your faith. now, faith is a fight.
  • 00:17:29.100 --> 00:17:33.104
  • Now, faith is a fight. faith is a fight.
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  • Faith is a fight. it's a fight for focus.
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  • It's a fight for focus. it's a fight for focus.
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  • It's a fight for focus. you're not fighting
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  • You're not fighting against people,
  • 00:17:43.448 --> 00:17:44.148
  • Against people, you're not fighting against
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  • You're not fighting against reuben, and simeon,
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  • Reuben, and simeon, and all -- you're fighting
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  • And all -- you're fighting for your focus
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  • For your focus and it's the fight of your life
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  • And it's the fight of your life because how can god
  • 00:17:53.524 --> 00:17:54.125
  • Because how can god bring it into harmony
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  • Bring it into harmony if you die on the vine?
  • 00:17:57.061 --> 00:18:00.498
  • If you die on the vine? he said he's a vine
  • 00:18:00.565 --> 00:18:02.433
  • He said he's a vine climbing over a wall.
  • 00:18:02.500 --> 00:18:04.902
  • Climbing over a wall. isn't that a great picture?
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  • Isn't that a great picture? a fruitful vine.
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  • A fruitful vine. "you rawboned donkey,
  • 00:18:07.538 --> 00:18:09.040
  • "you rawboned donkey, you snake by the road,
  • 00:18:09.107 --> 00:18:11.309
  • You snake by the road, you fruitful vine,
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  • You fruitful vine, you fruitful vine."
  • 00:18:14.645 --> 00:18:16.714
  • You fruitful vine." are you gonna be defined
  • 00:18:16.781 --> 00:18:17.548
  • Are you gonna be defined by what stood against you?
  • 00:18:17.615 --> 00:18:19.350
  • By what stood against you? the next image is cool too.
  • 00:18:19.417 --> 00:18:21.953
  • The next image is cool too. one of those images
  • 00:18:22.019 --> 00:18:23.054
  • One of those images is kind of pretty
  • 00:18:23.121 --> 00:18:24.655
  • Is kind of pretty and the other one is grizzly.
  • 00:18:24.722 --> 00:18:27.291
  • And the other one is grizzly. i like this grizzly image.
  • 00:18:27.358 --> 00:18:29.293
  • I like this grizzly image. you know what i'm saying?
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  • You know what i'm saying? i like this testosterone
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  • I like this testosterone prophecy that he gives us.
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  • Give me the next verse,
  • 00:18:33.464 --> 00:18:34.765
  • Give me the next verse, 23: "with bitterness
  • 00:18:34.832 --> 00:18:37.301
  • 23: "with bitterness archers attacked him;
  • 00:18:37.368 --> 00:18:40.071
  • Archers attacked him; they shot at him
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  • They shot at him with hostility."
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  • With hostility." "you intended to harm me."
  • 00:18:43.541 --> 00:18:47.178
  • So, when jacob says this
  • 00:18:47.278 --> 00:18:49.580
  • So, when jacob says this to joseph before he dies,
  • 00:18:49.647 --> 00:18:51.849
  • To joseph before he dies, at the moment that joseph
  • 00:18:51.916 --> 00:18:53.584
  • At the moment that joseph is standing before
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  • Is standing before his brothers,
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  • His brothers, making the decisions about
  • 00:18:55.219 --> 00:18:55.953
  • Making the decisions about what comes next in his life,
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  • What comes next in his life, he still has
  • 00:18:58.089 --> 00:18:59.257
  • He still has this picture of the fact
  • 00:18:59.323 --> 00:19:01.125
  • This picture of the fact that every arrow
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  • That every arrow that was shot at him missed.
  • 00:19:02.126 --> 00:19:03.961
  • But he went to prison,
  • 00:19:08.466 --> 00:19:10.568
  • But he went to prison, but it didn't take his purpose.
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  • But he was thrown in a pit,
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  • But he was thrown in a pit, but it didn't take his purpose.
  • 00:19:18.042 --> 00:19:19.510
  • But it didn't take his purpose. that was the word
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  • That was the word that kept coming to my mind
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  • That kept coming to my mind when i said
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  • When i said my future is my focus.
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  • My future is my focus. i kept thinking about --
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  • I kept thinking about -- about preference,
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  • About preference, and then purpose,
  • 00:19:26.617 --> 00:19:29.020
  • And then purpose, and i thought that what joseph
  • 00:19:29.086 --> 00:19:30.388
  • And i thought that what joseph was meaning when he said,
  • 00:19:30.454 --> 00:19:32.557
  • Was meaning when he said, "you hit me with your best shot,
  • 00:19:32.623 --> 00:19:34.492
  • "you hit me with your best shot, but it didn't work.
  • 00:19:34.559 --> 00:19:35.893
  • But it didn't work. you tried to kill me."
  • 00:19:35.960 --> 00:19:36.827
  • You tried to kill me." he didn't say it didn't hurt,
  • 00:19:36.894 --> 00:19:39.630
  • He didn't say it didn't hurt, he said, "it didn't move
  • 00:19:39.697 --> 00:19:40.631
  • He said, "it didn't move me from my purpose.
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  • Me from my purpose. in fact,
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  • In fact, it was the exact thing that
  • 00:19:43.134 --> 00:19:44.969
  • It was the exact thing that god used to bring me
  • 00:19:45.036 --> 00:19:47.705
  • God used to bring me to this place
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  • To this place where i could stand in
  • 00:19:49.740 --> 00:19:50.708
  • Where i could stand in my purpose and fulfill
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  • My purpose and fulfill the promise that
  • 00:19:53.878 --> 00:19:54.779
  • The promise that god gave to the nation."
  • 00:19:54.845 --> 00:19:57.281
  • God gave to the nation." ain't that awesome?
  • 00:19:57.348 --> 00:19:58.549
  • Ain't that awesome? so, jacob said they shot him,
  • 00:19:58.616 --> 00:20:00.718
  • So, jacob said they shot him, they attacked him
  • 00:20:00.785 --> 00:20:01.452
  • They attacked him with bitterness.
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  • With bitterness. it was their bitterness,
  • 00:20:03.287 --> 00:20:03.854
  • It was their bitterness, not his.
  • 00:20:03.921 --> 00:20:04.755
  • Not his. he didn't let it in,
  • 00:20:04.822 --> 00:20:06.557
  • He didn't let it in, he didn't let it in.
  • 00:20:06.624 --> 00:20:08.025
  • He didn't let it in. they shot it at him,
  • 00:20:08.092 --> 00:20:08.726
  • They shot it at him, but it didn't get in.
  • 00:20:08.793 --> 00:20:10.294
  • But it didn't get in. that's the challenge y'all.
  • 00:20:10.361 --> 00:20:12.029
  • That's the challenge y'all. don't let it get in.
  • 00:20:12.096 --> 00:20:14.599
  • Don't let it get in. don't let it get in.
  • 00:20:14.665 --> 00:20:15.399
  • Don't let it get in. deal with it,
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  • Deal with it, acknowledge it, notice it,
  • 00:20:16.834 --> 00:20:18.769
  • Acknowledge it, notice it, but do not let it define you,
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  • But do not let it define you, whatever it is.
  • 00:20:20.771 --> 00:20:22.840
  • Whatever it is. let god work it in,
  • 00:20:22.907 --> 00:20:24.809
  • Let god work it in, let god work it in
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  • Let god work it in so you could be like joseph.
  • 00:20:26.944 --> 00:20:28.379
  • So you could be like joseph. i've never shot a bow and arrow
  • 00:20:28.446 --> 00:20:29.447
  • I've never shot a bow and arrow in my life so i might
  • 00:20:29.513 --> 00:20:30.314
  • In my life so i might look stupid doing this,
  • 00:20:30.381 --> 00:20:31.849
  • But it said, "his bow,"
  • 00:20:31.949 --> 00:20:33.818
  • But it said, "his bow," verse 24.
  • 00:20:33.884 --> 00:20:35.019
  • Verse 24. "remained steady,
  • 00:20:35.086 --> 00:20:38.256
  • "remained steady, and his strong arms
  • 00:20:38.322 --> 00:20:39.857
  • And his strong arms stayed limber
  • 00:20:39.924 --> 00:20:42.426
  • Stayed limber only because
  • 00:20:42.493 --> 00:20:44.762
  • Only because the hand of the mighty one
  • 00:20:44.829 --> 00:20:47.231
  • The hand of the mighty one of jacob,
  • 00:20:47.298 --> 00:20:50.835
  • Of jacob, because of the shepherd,
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  • Because of the shepherd, the rock of israel."
  • 00:20:53.170 --> 00:20:56.274
  • Now, i want you to see
  • 00:20:58.743 --> 00:20:59.377
  • Now, i want you to see what i saw in the spirit.
  • 00:20:59.443 --> 00:21:01.979
  • What i saw in the spirit. it's a picture of joseph
  • 00:21:02.046 --> 00:21:07.184
  • It's a picture of joseph who through all of the pain
  • 00:21:07.251 --> 00:21:08.386
  • Who through all of the pain that he went through,
  • 00:21:08.452 --> 00:21:12.290
  • That he went through, never lost his focus.
  • 00:21:12.356 --> 00:21:16.560
  • Never lost his focus. thats what you do
  • 00:21:16.627 --> 00:21:17.161
  • Thats what you do when you aim, right?
  • 00:21:17.228 --> 00:21:20.531
  • When you aim, right? you gotta focus.
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  • You gotta focus. you know how hard it is to focus
  • 00:21:23.934 --> 00:21:25.670
  • You know how hard it is to focus when you got everything
  • 00:21:25.736 --> 00:21:26.304
  • When you got everything flying at you?
  • 00:21:26.370 --> 00:21:28.506
  • Flying at you? we went out on tour
  • 00:21:28.572 --> 00:21:29.607
  • We went out on tour a couple weeks ago.
  • 00:21:29.674 --> 00:21:31.509
  • A couple weeks ago. every night was such a challenge
  • 00:21:31.575 --> 00:21:33.678
  • Every night was such a challenge because it was big rooms.
  • 00:21:33.744 --> 00:21:35.513
  • Because it was big rooms. and when i preach at our church,
  • 00:21:35.579 --> 00:21:36.881
  • And when i preach at our church, everybody's praying attention,
  • 00:21:36.947 --> 00:21:37.982
  • Everybody's praying attention, taking notes,
  • 00:21:38.049 --> 00:21:40.351
  • Taking notes, and nobody's bored.
  • 00:21:40.418 --> 00:21:43.120
  • And nobody's bored. y'all, in those areas,
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  • Y'all, in those areas, there are people there
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  • There are people there that are literally praising god
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  • That are literally praising god with on hand,
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  • With on hand, eating popcorn with another,
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  • Eating popcorn with another, got a chicken finger
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  • Got a chicken finger in their beard
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  • In their beard and talking 'bout, you know,
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  • And talking 'bout, you know, "oh god, my god, i need you."
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  • "oh god, my god, i need you." it's very distracting.
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  • It's very distracting. and i'm sitting there one night,
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  • And i'm sitting there one night, i'm about to preach
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  • I'm about to preach in a few minutes,
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  • In a few minutes, and i'm like,
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  • And i'm like, "god, this is so distracting,
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  • "god, this is so distracting, i can't even focus on the word.
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  • I can't even focus on the word. look at that guy down there,
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  • Look at that guy down there, i think he has a beer.
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  • I think he has a beer. are they selling beer?"
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  • Are they selling beer?" "no, they don't
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  • "no, they don't sell alcohol here."
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  • Sell alcohol here." i said, "it looks like a beer."
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  • I said, "it looks like a beer." and i'm -- it's almost
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  • And i'm -- it's almost like i'm saying,
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  • Like i'm saying, "god, i can't preach
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  • "god, i can't preach with all these distractions."
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  • With all these distractions." and the lord -- yeah, exactly.
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  • And the lord -- yeah, exactly. the lord was like,
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  • "whose eyeballs --
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  • "whose eyeballs -- whose sockets
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  • Whose sockets are your eyeballs in?
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  • Are your eyeballs in? you know, at any time,
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  • You know, at any time, you can stop watching
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  • You can stop watching mr. chicken fingers,
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  • Mr. chicken fingers, and if you look three seats over
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  • And if you look three seats over -- look at those three
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  • -- look at those three guys right there."
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  • Guys right there." and these three big guys were --
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  • And these three big guys were -- had their arms
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  • Had their arms around each other.
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  • Around each other. i mean, big.
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  • I mean, big. you remember these big guys?
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  • You remember these big guys? and i'm like, "oh, yeah.
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  • There's way more people
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  • There's way more people worshipping god
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  • Worshipping god than sitting here
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  • Than sitting here getting a snack
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  • Getting a snack but it's up to me to focus on
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  • What i want more of."
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  • What i want more of." am i doing it close to right?
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  • Am i doing it close to right? i never shot a
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  • I never shot a bow and arrow before.
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  • Bow and arrow before. does it look bad?
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  • Does it look bad? am i gonna get memed for this?
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  • Am i gonna get memed for this? i'm just trying
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  • I'm just trying to give a picture.
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  • To give a picture. when i read it, it said,
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  • When i read it, it said, "the archers --
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  • Put the verse up.
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  • Put the verse up. "the archers shot at him,
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  • "the archers shot at him, but his bow remained steady."
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  • But his bow remained steady." his bow, his bow,
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  • His bow, his bow, not their bow.
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  • Not their bow. it's not their bow that matters.
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  • It's not their bow that matters. it's not their -- if you get
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  • That -- i know you're 24,
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  • That -- i know you're 24, i know you haven't been through
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  • I know you haven't been through a lot of life yet,
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  • A lot of life yet, but i'm telling you,
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  • But i'm telling you, you can be attacked
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  • You can be attacked on every side,
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  • On every side, you can be attacked
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  • You can be attacked by everything,
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  • By everything, you can be attacked
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  • You can be attacked by the worst thing
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  • By the worst thing hell has to throw at you,
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  • Hell has to throw at you, but if your bow stays steady,
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  • But if your bow stays steady, if your gaze stays on god,
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  • If you -- let me give it
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  • If you -- let me give it to you like this.
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  • To you like this. if you point
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  • If you point toward your purpose,
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  • Toward your purpose, your purpose,
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  • Your purpose, your purpose --
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  • Your purpose -- it's about purpose.
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  • It's about purpose. it's about pur --
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  • It's about pur -- it's not about problems.
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  • It's not about problems. it's about walls and weapons.
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  • It's about walls and weapons. it's about what you climb over
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  • It's about what you climb over and it's about
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  • And it's about what you focus on.
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  • What you focus on. and that is the message
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  • And that is the message god gave me to give you.
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  • >> we're so thankful that
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  • >> we're so thankful that you joined us today.
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  • You joined us today. one of my favorite things
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  • One of my favorite things about these sermons is how i
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  • About these sermons is how i can take the word
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  • Can take the word and apply it immediately.
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  • And apply it immediately. there are always connections
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  • There are always connections that i can make,
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  • That i can make, and ways that i can practically
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  • And ways that i can practically process these teachings.
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  • Process these teachings. i could easily listen,
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  • I could easily listen, and then walk away, and really
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  • And then walk away, and really not do anything with it,
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  • Not do anything with it, but when i really do sit down
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  • But when i really do sit down and apply this to my life,
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  • And apply this to my life, i begin to feel a shift
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  • I begin to feel a shift in my spirit.
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  • In my spirit. >> yeah, and you see changes
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  • >> yeah, and you see changes in your life when you accept
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  • In your life when you accept and embrace the challenge.
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  • And embrace the challenge. so, today, if you felt
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  • So, today, if you felt challenged or encouraged,
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  • Challenged or encouraged, i have a resource i wanna
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  • Make available for you.
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  • Strengthen your faith, and really, really help you
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  • >> there's something
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  • >> there's something in your life right now,
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  • In your life right now, that you can't let go of.
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  • That you can't let go of. but the word god is going
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  • But the word god is going to give you today,
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  • To give you today, is going to help you to get over
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  • Is going to help you to get over what you can't let go of.
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  • What you can't let go of. and i thought i was going to be
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  • And i thought i was going to be done with this by now
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  • Done with this by now and thought i'd be
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  • And thought i'd be different by now.
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  • Different by now. and this is not how they
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  • And this is not how they put it on the box,
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  • Put it on the box, and this is not how
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  • And this is not how the hamburger looked
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  • The hamburger looked on the commercial.
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  • On the commercial. but here i am god.
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  • But here i am god. you are at the moment
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  • You are at the moment of decision right now.
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  • Of decision right now. am i going to stay chained
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  • Am i going to stay chained to my past?
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  • To my past? am i going to live in this
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  • Am i going to live in this resentment toward others
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  • Resentment toward others and this regret toward myself?
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  • And this regret toward myself? i wonder what it looks
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  • I wonder what it looks like for you to have this
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  • Like for you to have this mentality to say, "god put
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  • Mentality to say, "god put me here for a purpose,
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  • Me here for a purpose, and i'm submitting everything
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  • And i'm submitting everything that's happened to me to god."
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  • That's happened to me to god." i trust you, not my dream.
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  • I trust you, not my dream. i trust you, not my idea.
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  • I trust you, not my idea. i will not make my ideas
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  • I will not make my ideas my idol.
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  • My idol. i'm worshiping you.
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  • I'm worshiping you. i'm serving you.
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  • I'm serving you. it's not about position,
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  • It's not about position, it's about purpose.
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  • It's about purpose. are you going to be
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  • Are you going to be defined by what stood against
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  • Defined by what stood against you or how you got over it?
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  • >> do you feel trapped
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  • By your past or blocked
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  • From pursuing the purpose
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